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Taking Blood Pressure at Home

How To Read Blood Pressure Accurately

Monitoring for blood pressure is best done at home over multiple readings instead of as a one time shot at the Dr’s office There’s no question that knowing a patient’s blood pressure is a first step to diagnose or correct hypertension or hypotension. Both extremes are indicative of health risks; blood pressure readings that are

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Woman with Abdominal Pain

Painful, Moody Periods? Getting Beyond the Birth Control Pill

Functional medicine offers the chance for relief from debilitating premenstrual symptoms using a whole body approach that considers brain and gut function in addition to hormones Debilitating PMS goes far beyond monthly mood swings and bloating—it can interrupt a woman’s daily life and cause severe physical distress. Enter the standard medical answer to almost any

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Food Allergies

What Food Allergy Testing Gets Wrong

Before blaming Mother Nature for those sneeze fits, consider how seasonal cross-reactivity to certain plant groups might be the real culprit Those who suffer with seasonal allergies this time of year certainly are not alone. It’s estimated that at least 60 million Americans suffer from allergic rhinitis, and that number is growing. But what most

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Myths And Facts About Boosting Your Immune System

There are a lot of theories on how to boost the immune system to ward off diseases, particularly in reference to cold and flu season, when people are most concerned with avoiding illness when everyone around them seems to be sick. But is there any truth in these theories? Let’s look at a few of

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What Stress Does To Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their stress each day to diminish its wear and

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13 Signs Of Hormone Imbalance That Most Women Ignore

Hormone imbalance is widespread in the female population: as many as 80% of women experience it during their lifetimes. But women mustn’t be blamed for ignoring the symptoms of hormone imbalance. They can be extremely confusing, even for medical doctors, and often creep up on a person so slowly that it’s difficult to discern if

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Signs And Symptoms Of Dementia To Watch Out For

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language, and problem-solving, although particularly in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in time, not knowing what day, week,

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Understanding Anti-Anxiety Medications

Anti-anxiety medications might offer one quick solution to your anxiety problems. These types of drugs include traditional anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines), as well as newer options like antidepressants and beta-blockers. They can help reduce your anxiety while you undergo therapy to get to the cause of the problem. However, it’s important that you understand that these

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When Women Are Most Likely To Get Depressed

Women, regardless of nationality or socioeconomic status, have a higher chance of having depression than men. The reasons for this appear to be a combination of biological and cultural factors. Women’s Hormonal Variation and Phase of Life Extreme hormonal changes can trigger mood swings in all women. There are studies that show how the hormones

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