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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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Jane's Blog Urinary Tract Infections No More!

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Jane's Blog Urinary Tract Infections No More!

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial (or sometimes fungal infection) in the bladder, and urethra of the urinary system and less often in the ureters and kidneys. UTIs are among the most common bacterial infections, affecting approximately 150 million individuals each year.UTIs occur most frequently in women, with more than 60% of females diagnosed with a UTI during their lifetime. A study published February 25th 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens found, Uropathogenic E. coli  bacteria (UPEC) cause approximately 80% of all UTIs. In the new study, the researchers show that colibactin, which is suspected of being...

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Jane's Blog Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Jane's Blog Rotator Cuff Injuries

A Rotator Cuff injury can be so painful people flock to their doctors for pain killers, steroid injections and surgery. Repeated cortisone injections can cause weakening of the tendon tissue, and destroy the joints faster doing more harm than good. Although surgical repair is utilized to decrease pain and increase function, studies have shown significant failure rates at 2 years follow-up. I have seen numerous patients who have had all those treatments and were still having problems, including frozen shoulder. After utilizing a natural treatment program within a few months (sometimes sooner) they were totally amazed at how well they...

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Jane’s Blog Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Jane’s Blog  Gum Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.

According to Cleveland Clinic some studies show that the type of bacteria that causes gum disease can move into the bloodstream and spread to other parts of the body. Studies have shown this elevates C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, in blood vessels that leads to an increase of heart disease. Studies have indicated people with gum disease have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease (periodontal disease). Bacteria forms on the teeth and grows down into the space between the...

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Jane’s Blog COPD Improve Your Ability to Breathe !

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Jane’s Blog  COPD Improve Your Ability to Breathe !

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a group of lung diseases that over time makes it hard to breathe. Approximately 30 million people in the United States have COPD and almost half don’t they have it. The most common of these diseases are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Many have both conditions. Emphysema slowly destroys air sacs (Aveoli) in your lungs, which interferes with outward air flow. The lungs can’t absorb oxygen as well, so you get less oxygen in your blood. Damaged alveoli can make your lungs stretch out and lose their springiness. Air gets trapped in your...

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