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As an athlete, one of the last things I expected was to develop arthritis. However, I did. To me, arthritis meant I had to slow down, get a cane, and keep my legs elevated at all times. My doctor helped me to understand that I could continue living my life with some simple modifications to my daily routine. I did not have to give up sports. I created this blog to help other athletes who have been newly diagnosed with arthritis. With proper nutrition and the right lifestyle changes, you do not have to give up the sports you love.

Swelling In Your Hip After Surgery: Will You Need To Stay In The Hospital Longer?

27 March 2015
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Generally, a hip replacement surgery doesn't require a long hospital stay once the surgeon completes the procedure. You go home the same day as your operation to recover. But if you do experience complications, such as extensive swelling in your hip, your orthopedic surgeon may keep you in the hospital a little longer to treat your problem. To help you understand why a longer hospital stay is necessary, learn how swelling in your surgical site affects you. Read More …

Hay-Fever Medication During Pregnancy

17 March 2015
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Hay-fever symptoms can be downright uncomfortable in the best of times, but they can seem ten times worse if you're pregnant. The reason for this is that during pregnancy, your body is particularly sensitive to allergens. This means your typical hay-fever symptoms will feel magnified, which can cause significant disruption to your daily routine. During these times, you'll likely want something that gives you an effective relief from these symptoms but is entirely safe for your unborn child. Read More …

Supplements You May Need To Take During Your Pregnancy

5 March 2015
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If you are pregnant for the first time, it's important for you to start learning how to care for your body during this time. You will need to visit an obstetrician regularly during the pregnancy, and he or she will monitor your health and the health of the baby. Your doctor may tell you things to do and may suggest that you take supplements. There are several different supplements that are commonly recommended during pregnancy, and this article will help you understand why your obstetrician wants you to take them. Read More …

Sleep Apnea And Obesity, A Double-Edged Sword: How Patients Can Find Healing

27 February 2015
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Approximately 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and nearly 80 million are overweight. Both of these problems are at epidemic levels, and they have made a costly impact on the overall health of Americans. Sleep apnea and obesity are implicated as causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. However, there is also a strong relationship between these two conditions as well, and millions are afflicted with both. Below is more information about the interrelated nature of sleep apnea and obesity and how these problems can be overcome: Read More …

Recognizing And Treating Cirrhosis Of The Liver

19 February 2015
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Your liver is a very important part of your body; it filters harmful chemicals out of your blood, metabolizes drugs, and produces proteins that help your body perform important functions. However, like any organ in your body, the liver can be damaged by chronic misuse or by certain diseases. What is Cirrhosis? Damage to the liver can take the form of scarring. When the liver is severely scarred, it is called cirrhosis. Read More …

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Tips for Athletes With Arthritis

As an athlete, one of the last things I expected was to develop arthritis. However, I did. To me, arthritis meant I had to slow down, get a cane, and keep my legs elevated at all times. My doctor helped me to understand that I could continue living my life with some simple modifications to my daily routine. I did not have to give up sports. I created this blog to help other athletes who have been newly diagnosed with arthritis. With proper nutrition and the right lifestyle changes, you do not have to give up the sports you love.

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