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Swollen Feet May Require Medical Attention

Swollen feet can be a normal inflammatory reaction due to overuse or a strain—the result of taking a bad step, for example. But swollen feet can also indicate a life-threatening medical condition, such as congestive heart failure. It’s important to determine whether there's a known cause (like stepping in a … Read More

Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms

Heart failure—the disease—is gradual, progressive, and chronic. Heart failure symptoms can be described with the same three words. Symptoms of heart failure develop gradually—sometimes they are not even noticeable to the person. Heart failure is not a sudden, traumatic event. Neither are the symptoms. Heart failure is progressive. Its symptoms … Read More

Natural Diuretic: How to Reduce Fluid Retention Safely

A natural diuretic is an herb or plant used for their effect on the urinary tract and fluid balance. Diuretics are primarily used to eliminate excess fluid from body tissues, to flush the urinary tract in the treatment of urinary infections, and in detoxification of the body via increased excretion … Read More

Managing Shingles ­Naturally

Shingles—officially known as herpes zoster—is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus, a virus in the herpes family that also causes chickenpox. After a person has chickenpox, some virus particles remain inactive in the nerve … Read More

Poor Circulation Is Nothing to Ignore

Do you feel like your hands or feet are on “pins and needles”? That’s one of the most commonly described symptoms of poor circulation. If you think you’re battling poor circulation, it’s wise to get a diagnosis; it could be a symptom of a much more serious disease—including peripheral artery … Read More

5 Relaxation Techniques for Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia causes patients seemingly unexplainable pain that often prevents them from being able to work or pursue leisure activities. Although drug therapy helps some patients, medications can produce side effects like nausea, edema, weight gain, and increased heart rate.[1] Research suggests that natural relaxation techniques play a key role in … Read More

Kidney Failure: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Your kidneys work as the filters of your bloodstream, removing waste materials and excess substances such as water while retaining things that your body needs, such as red blood cells and proteins. When blood enters your kidneys, it goes through structures called nephrons that filter out the waste products. These … Read More

What is Arnica Montana? 4 Arnica Uses Include Pain Relief and More

Arnica uses in homeopathic medicine; homeopathic practitioners commonly prescribe it for treating bruising, pain, and sprains. But what is arnica montana? Arnica, also know as mountain daisy or leopard’s bane, comes from a flowering plant with yellow, daisy-like heads. This herb grows in mountainous regions and is processed into topical … Read More

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