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Are We Proceeding on Too Many Drugs? Take a Chillaxitive instead

drugs

Share Half of us take at least one daily prescription drug. The figures are startling. More than a quarter of us take at least three drugs regularly, according to a recent survey and many pensioners take five or more. Although many people won’t take any drug unless it’s essential, over 1.1 billion prescriptions are issued each year in England alone, …

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Osteopathy for Chronic Pain that Affects Family and Life Relationships

Osteopathy

Share Osteopathy is a system of primary healthcare that uses manual ‘hands-on’ treatment techniques to treat disorders originating from the  neuro-musculo-skeletal system. An example of diabetic osteopathy is charcot’s disease. In a diabetic patient this presents itself as a warm swollen foot or ankle. Often misdiagnosed as cellulites, this affects ankle, subtalar, mid-tarsal joints and severe peripheral neuropathy is nearly …

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Diabetics and the Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm

ShareOur bodies are governed by genetically-determined biological clocks that are vital for our wellbeing. Our bodies’ natural cycles are controlled by a master clock in the brain which connects to the pineal gland behind the eyes. Incoming light switches off melatonin, the sleep hormone that governs our best known circadian (around 24 hours) rhythm. This makes us more active during daylight …

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Charcot Arthropathy: Started out on the Wrong Foot?

ShareTeach your diabetic child about charcot Arthropathy, it is an unwanted possible side effect of Diabetes. Look at your feet every day. Be vigilant. Prevention is better than cure. Love your feet. Wear good shoes, which fit well.  If you are likely to bump or accidentally hurt your feet, make sure your shoes are sturdy. Attend to all nicks and …

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