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Jane's Blog Allergy Season is Here Get Ready!

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Jane's Blog Allergy Season is Here Get Ready!

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 histamine increases the inflammatory symptoms associated with allergies. Allergy and inflammatory conditions are triggered by contact with allergens that are absorbed into the blood. When allergens meet special immune cells containing...

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Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

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Fibromyalgia Suffer No More

Blog Fibromyalgia-Relieve the Pain!   Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender (trigger) points. It is not one condition but a compilation of different syndromes; therefore, one treatment does not fit all patients. More than that, treatment of two patients with similar fibromyalgia symptoms may be drastically different due to different underlying triggers. Dr.Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, director of the Nerve Injury Unit in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology says, “Fibromyalgia is too complex for a 'one size fits all' explanation." However there are some...

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Jane’s Blog Urinary Tract Infections can be Deadly for the Elderly

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Jane’s Blog Urinary Tract Infections can be Deadly for the Elderly

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 most common in residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. A recent study has found, “Delaying or withholding antibiotics in patients aged over 65 with symptoms of urinary tract infection seems to be associated with a higher risk of sepsis and death.” Those over 85, especially men were more at risk. Urosepsis is a condition where a urinary tract infection spreads from the urinary tract to the...

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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 Anxiety Disorders - Natural Remedies Can Help

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Jane’s Blog Anxiety Disorders - Natural Remedies Can Help

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time; however for some people anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. Often it is a complicated, multifaceted condition. Anxiety disorders occur when a person regularly feels imbalanced levels of distress, worry, or fear over an emotional trigger. Stress from a personal relationship, job, school, physical trauma or financial predicament can contribute greatly. People who have family members with disorders of the nervous system, such as anxiety, depression, OCD and Bipolar are more susceptible to developing an anxiety disorder themselves. Stressful or traumatic experiences...

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