Factors Which Compromise Your Gut Health

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The health of your gut depends upon the balance between the beneficial bacteria and the pathogens that reside within the gut, as well as the permeability of the lining of the intestinal tract. When these beneficial bacteria are at reduced levels or the lining of the gut is inflamed, your body is at risk from gastrointestinal concerns and disease.

Numerous factors play a role in compromising the microbiome within the gut, some of which may be unavoidable from time to time and include: Read More…

Heartburn Remedies

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Most people at one time or another will either suffer from heartburn or will have suffered from heartburn. Heartburn is usually caused by some foods and staying away from these foods usually helps prevent heartburn. Heartburn symptoms are frequently described as a burning sensation in the chest. Some people state that they experience a warming sensation whilst for others it is pain in the chest cavity.

Heartburn symptoms are very common but this does not mean that we should treat them lightly. The symptoms of heartburn usually occur behind the sternum, known as the breastbone. This location is near the heart hence the name heartburn. If the heartburn symptoms are associated with food then we should try and reduce or eliminate the specific food types responsible for these symptoms. Otherwise, further investigation may be required in order to eliminate possible concerns such as ulcers and GERD’s. Read More…

Why Cellulitis Is A Serious Health Risk

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Q My mother has just been told she has cellulitis in her leg, resulting from what looked like a scratch. It looks awful. What is cellulitis and how should it be treated?

A: Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin, and the tissue beneath the skin. This causes the skin to rapidly become red, hot, painful, very tender to the touch and swollen. People may also have flu-like symptoms, such as chills and shivers, and feel sick. Read More…