Start the Conversation About Chronic Disease Management

Start the Conversation About Chronic Disease Management

Health content, knowledge, Prevention
Start the Conversation About Your Medication Management “Freedom of choice” is a typical value in the US. So when my health care provider prescribes me a chronic disease medication for, say, high blood pressure, do I yield the rest of my life to a medication? No! This article is about the difficult conversation, asking your health care provider “How can I get off this medication?” The Gameplan The majority of you ingest iron naturally through foods you eat – spinach, bread, lentils, dark chocolate, etc. As you grow older your body may become less adept at absorbing iron – (1) an iron deficiency develops. So in a routine check-up your health care provider (2) prescribes a supplemental iron medication. In addition to the iron supplement, for the following months you…
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What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Pain, Uncategorized
Add Your Heading Text Here What You Need To Know About Medical Marijuana and Pain Foundation for Therapeutic EffectsVarious species of the marijuana plant have been cultivated, and the active compounds worth investigating for medical purposes are known as cannabinoids. Ingesting marijuana by any means (orally, smoking, etc.) introduces variable amounts of THC, CBD, and other minor cannabinoids into your systemic circulation. Research is geared towards these potential positive and negative “side effects” on your nervous systems. THC or CBD?There are two clinically significant cannabinoids:Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which tends to produce the stereotypical psychoactive effects. These affect brain function and result in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior.Cannabidiol (CBD) possibly produces therapeutic effects without appreciable psychoactive properties. - Important links may be: analgesia, decreased inflammation, decreased spasticity, and antiseizure effects. The GoodMany…
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Two Video Exercises for Knee Pain-Relief

Two Video Exercises for Knee Pain-Relief

Health content, Hip, knee, Pain, Treatment
 Understand the Cause! Pain in the front of your knee or under your kneecap is often called patellofemoral pain. The pain may be a nagging ache or an occasional sharp twinge, especially with stairs or walking downhill. Because the pain is around the front of your knee, treatment has traditionally focused on the knee itself. However, recent evidence suggests that strengthening your hip muscles can lessen the stress under the kneecap. A study published in the January 2018 issue of JOSPT suggests strengthening your entire leg and outside of the hip can decrease your knee pain and help you return to full activity.   There is now evidence that stronger hip muscles can help lessen the stress under the kneecap, indicating that it is best to strengthen both the knee and hip…
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How To Avoid Your Next Ankle Sprain

How To Avoid Your Next Ankle Sprain

ankle, Health content, Prevention
Ankle sprains, commonly called a “rolled” ankle, often occur while running, walking on un­even ground, or during sport-related activities. Typical treatment involves rest, elevation, ice, and an elastic wrap to reduce swelling. Although the pain and swelling usu­ally improve quickly, up to 80% will sprain their ankles again. Imagine if your car broke down and there was an 80% chance that same problem were to occur again. Not Okay! The rate of ankle re-injury is so high because of two factors. This article breaks down these two missing pieces to put an end to sprained ankles, once and for all! The Brain to Ankle (Internet) Connection To best understand an ankle sprain we must first understand the basics of the central nervous system. Your central nervous system (brain) is like…
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