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How to Treat Dry Eyes

Millions of people suffer from dry eyes. And it’s an important thing to treat. Treating dry eyes not only improves your quality of life, but keeping your eyes hydrated help protect eyes from infection and injury to the surfaces of the eye. I hope this article will help people be well equipped to choose an over the counter product to treat dry eyes and to understand some of the prescription options available. What Causes It? We all know the saying, “prevention is the best form of treatment.” So if we could identify what’s causing your eyes to be dry and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|

Managing Acid Reflux (Heartburn)

Here are the best ways to deal with heartburn, formally known as acid reflux, more formally known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, but most simply known as GERD Prevention/Lifestyle Changes We all know the saying, “the best form of treatment is prevention.” Nothing new here. Prevention and lifestyle changes are imperative to best managing acid reflux. The following are tips and tricks to prevent acid reflux: Avoid triggers — specific foods and drinks can cause it in certain people and everyone is different. A trigger could be a bad for you but not for me. So what are this triggers? Well, for [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|

Smoking Cessation

The biggest struggle in preparing this topic was to decide on how much information I should provide on the importance of quitting. I do think there has been a great job done by organizations like Truth by educating people on the dangers smoking and of the importance of quitting. So I’ve chosen to do just one sentence on it. Smoking causes multiple cancers, heart disease, stroke, complications of pregnancy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many other diseases that, on average, shorten a smoker’s lifespan by 14 years. Oh…one more thing. Sorry, it has turned into 2 sentences. But, smoking [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|

Crohn’s Disease: What is it and how is it managed?

Crohn’s Disease is when you have inflammation of your digestive system, also know as the GI tract. It can happen anywhere in your GI tract, but its usually at the end of the small intestine. It is considered a type of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBD is much more severe. It is a chronic disease than can have pretty severe symptoms, but sometimes people don’t feel any symptoms at all. Classic symptoms include severe diarrhea, weight loss, and abdominal pain (there can be many others but these are [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|

How To Cut a Pill

Cutting pills can be a great way to save money, but how do you split those tiny things?! In a previous article, I mentioned how cutting pills can help you save money on your medication costs (click here to read that one). But how do you split a pill? First of all, it is very important to first find out if you’re able to cut the pill you’re taking. Not all pills can be cut. A medication can be EXTREMELY dangerous if taken after the pill is cut and it wasn’t suppose to be. What can result? Death. Yes. DEATH. Or, [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|

Dealing with Sleep Issues.

Sleep is important, as demonstrated by the owl above. Or, maybe it’s just focusing really hard, who knows. Anyway…Here’s my take on how to best deal with sleep issues. I want to start by saying, PLEASE do not take sleep issues lightly. If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, it’s something that I think should be addressed immediately. If you’re someone having sleep issues, before trying any medications it’s best to try and see if something that’s causing it can be addressed. A couple things to immediately assess are exercise, caffeine and alcohol intake in the evening. It’s [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|

Crohn’s Disease: What is it and how is it managed?

Crohn’s Disease is when you have inflammation of your digestive system, also know as the GI tract. It can happen anywhere in your GI tract, but its usually at the end of the small intestine. [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Health|Comments Off on Crohn’s Disease: What is it and how is it managed?