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Healthy Urinary Tract – Foods and Drinks that Help or Harm

Simple lifestyle changes associated with diet can help alleviate bladder problems. Bladder issues may include an overactive bladder, recurrent infections, gall bladder stones, and overall bladder irritation. Food and Drinks that Harm the Urinary Tract  Alcohol Since alcohol acts as a diuretic and a stimulant, it produces symptoms of urination urgency by stimulating the bladder. If you already have an overactive bladder, alcohol should be limited to your diet. Also, alcohol dehydrates the body and… Read More »

5 Ways to Avoid the Flu this Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends several actions to fight the flu, especially during cold and flu season. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, can be deadly. People at high risk for developing complications associated with the flu include small children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases and illnesses. Below are five common ways to avoid the flu this season. Though we’ve all heard these… Read More »

High Blood Pressure – What is Considered Normal?

Recently, the National Institutes of Health revised their guidelines for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. This is the first time the Institutes modified normal readings since 1997. The modifications included a new “normal” when assessing blood pressure. The change in the definition of normal blood pressure impacted nearly 45 million Americans. What was categorized as normal to high-normal blood pressure is now categorized as prehypertension. This new category reveals a systolic pressure… Read More »

Pregnancy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Symptoms of swelling, tingling, and numbness in the hands during the third trimester of pregnancy are common. Pain develops and is a problematic symptom. While not permanent, the symptoms are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a group of symptoms that impact the arm and hand. Symptoms associated with the condition include tingling, weakness, and pain in the fingers and hand. Symptoms occur when there is pressure on the nerve that runs… Read More »