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Jane’s Blog Allergies

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Jane’s Blog Allergies

Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system’s natural response to help fight infection. The trick is to get ahead of the allergy reaction and cut it off at the pass. Allergic reactions can trigger sneezing, wheezing, mucus, coughing, itching and hives. Allergies are not only irritating, but many have been linked to chronic respiratory problems such as sinusitis and asthma. Allergic reactions can range from mild and annoying to sudden and life-threatening. Mast cells are a type of white blood cell which contains histamine, an important natural chemical weapon in the body's arsenal for fighting infection. However too much...

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Jane's Blog Cataracts

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Jane's Blog Cataracts

A cataract forms because the mix of protein and water in the lens of the eye begins to clump together abnormally and cloud an area of the lens. The result is hazy or blurred vision which can ultimately lead to significant vision loss. A cataract in its earliest stages is usually discovered by your Ophthalmologist first and may never become a serious problem; however, as the lens gets opaquer, patients with larger cataracts may find distorted vision and other symptoms interfering with everyday life and then will need surgery. Cataracts can develop unevenly, one eye may be affected while the...

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Jane's Blog Osteoporosis - Bone Health

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Jane's Blog Osteoporosis - Bone Health

A woman’s chance of having an osteoporosis-related fracture today is 10 times greater than being diagnosed with breast cancer and 5 times more likely than having a heart attack. If you plan on living to at least 85, your chance of having a hip fracture is about 30 percent. Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. The term osteoporosis literally means porous bone. The body repairs bones by constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. This process in carried on by bone cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts function to dissolve older...

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Jane’s Blog CBD Has Many Health Benefits and Liposomal Delivery Is a Game Changer!

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Jane’s Blog    CBD Has Many Health Benefits and Liposomal Delivery Is a Game Changer!

CBD is fast becoming well-known for its many health benefits. Many people have found CBD oil to help reduce pain, anxiety, and more restful sleep. New research is demonstrating improvement in numerous chronic diseases/conditions and could help to reduce side effects of certain prescription medications. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant. Cannabis is an umbrella term that includes two different varieties of plants "cousins" called marijuana and hemp. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the major component of marijuana which gives people the psychoactive high feeling. The hemp plant is significantly lacking in THC and to be classified as...

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Jane’s Blog Puffy Swollen Feet Ankles and Hands

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Jane’s Blog Puffy Swollen Feet Ankles and Hands

Fluid retention or edema is swelling caused by the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. The fluid collects under the skin within the tissues that are outside of the circulatory system. Edema is most common in the feet and legs, but it can occur in the hands, arms, face, abdomen, and around the lungs. Affected areas of the body may ache or feel stiff. Typical causes include the body's reaction to hot weather and hormones associated with the menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Mild swelling of feet and hands may occur when first exposed to hot and humid weather. Swelling...

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