Sinus Problems?

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didyouknow?Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus passages, producing a stuffy head and pain. Antibiotics are usually not effective. Try to use saline rises, decongestants, and pain relievers to ease symptoms until the body heals itself.

The sinuses (the hollow spaces behind the nose) are prone to infection by various microorganisms. In a sinus infection, also called sinusitis, the sensitive lining of the sinuses swells up and gushes mucus, triggering nasal stuffiness, a runny nose, and facial pain. Once upon a time, sinus sufferers headed straight to a doctor to get an antibiotic, but we now know this is usually a waste of time. Most cases of sinusitis are associated with viral infections, which are bulletproof to antibiotics.

Taking simple steps to ease symptoms while the body clears the infection makes the most sense, according to the November 2015 issue of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. “Everybody thinks of antibiotics as the magic cure-all, but the vast majority of people will get better without ever having to consider an antibiotic,” says Dr. Jeffrey Linder, a primary care physician and associate professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Basic self-care steps to soothe symptoms include:

– saline (salt water) rinses, using either a neti pot or prepackaged saline nasal sprays

– decongestants, either in nasal spray or pill form

– pain relievers — any kind is fine, but nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), or aspirin will ease inflammation in addition to pain.

“If you have been doing all the right things for 10 days and you’re not getting better, then it’s totally reasonable to call your doctor and ask about an antibiotic,” Dr. Linder says.

Read the full-length article: “Inflamed sinuses: It’s best to watch and wait”

Also in the November 2015 issue of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch:

– Exercise to banish aches and pains
– Easy diet upgrades
– Is your heartburn pill really working for you?
– How to stop the flu in its tracks

The Harvard Men’s Health Watch is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $20 per year. Subscribe at http://www.health.harvard.edu/mens or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Doing Your Dental Diligence: Recognizing Bite Problems

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By Joseph T. Hung, DMD, MMSc

malesmileA good number of us have what is often referred to as a “bad bite”. This is a term used to describe malocclusion and is basically an issue with numerous symptoms that occurs when your teeth do not align correctly.

The way that your teeth fit together when you close your jaw and bite is called occlusion and if the problem is not addressed, it can actually leading to some more serious problems over time.

Unbalanced bite

Malocclusion is when you have an unbalanced bite and it is highly likely that you will experience not just one but at least three or more of the symptoms that point to a dental problem that needs correcting.

Many of us experience varying degrees of malocclusion but a visit to specialists will often result in treatment that resolves whatever problems you are having in this respect.

Malocclusions are not just treatable but they are also reversible. You can put matters right and enjoy a healthy bite provided you get the problem seen to quickly enough and you don’t leave it until irreversible damage is done.

Self-check

There are numerous symptoms that point to the possibility that you have malocclusion but there are several relatively easy ways that you can self-check in order to decide that a visit to an orthodontist is required.

Sensitivity

You may experience sensitive teeth on a regular basis. Your teeth should feel comfortable whenever you are chewing different foods and whether it is a single tooth or an entire row that are giving you pain, you should consider getting an expert to take a look.

There are a number of dental problems that could be causing sensitive teeth such as fractured thin spots on enamel, due to a misaligned bite or a problem with a filling.

Soreness

If you experience a sore jaw and experience tenderness or muscle spasms when you wake up after a sleep, this is one of the more commonplace indicators that you have a bite problem.

Your teeth should be able to get the opportunity to rest comfortably throughout the night but when the jaw muscles on either side of your mouth are fighting against each other rather than being in harmony, this can lead to night time grinding.

Fillings

If you notice that your fillings are not lasting as long as they should be or you seem to be chipping natural teeth, this could be a sign of malocclusion.

Your molars should be doing most of the hard work in a normal health mouth but when other teeth around them suffer too much stress, they will eventually show signs of deterioration. No amount of visits to your dentist is likely to get to the heart of the problem just by repairing a broken tooth or filling, as it is possible that your bite is not adjusted correctly and will need correcting to properly remedy the situation.

Worn down teeth

If you open your mouth wide and take a good look yourself using a mirror, you can check to see if there are any square or flat shiny spots on the chewing edges of your teeth.

Also have a look to see if the tips of your teeth are looking like they are worn down .If you can actually see clear signs of flat spots, this could be a strong indication that you have some serious teeth issues to contend with.

The hard outer shell of your tooth is very durable and provides an important layer of protection, so when this shell wears down, your softer inner layers become much more vulnerable to decay and will subsequently break down much quicker than they should do.

Nice smile

mansmileA nice smile perhaps come from within but it also helps to have well-aligned teeth in order to achieve not just a great smile but also helps to ensure that you minimize the prospect of suffering from chronic pain and tooth loss, which are often caused as a result of having teeth that are out of alignment.

Solutions

An orthodontist is specifically trained to deal with any “bad bite” issues and there are three specific ways that a malocclusion can be corrected.

It may be suggested that you wear a night guard, which is a hard plastic retainer that fits closely over the upper and lower teeth. Your orthodontist may suggest some type of brace or you might be suitable for occlusal equilibration, which involves painlessly smoothing out the bumps and hollows to adjust your bite accordingly.

The key to successful treatment is dental diligence. So act as soon as you think that you may have a problem with your teeth that might have been caused by malocclusion.

Joseph T. Hung, DMD, MMSc, is active in the New York dental and orthodontic communities. He likes to extend his services by providing the latest information on dental medicine to readers. You can find his informative articles on many medical, health and dental blog sites. Keep up to date with dental issues on Facebook and see ManhattanOrtho for more information on treatments.

Super Simple Tips To Help Kidney Problems Down The Road – Part 2

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By Monica Moran

Continued from part 1 of this article…..

fruitswhite3. Make Sure That You Drink Plenty of Fresh Fruit/Vegetable Juice

Now don’t feel that drinking juice will result in you becoming a super human being who can’t get any sort of diseases. But you should look at it as something you should do to help improve the health of your kidneys and your overall health and well being.

The other great benefit of drinking fresh vegetable juice on a regular basis is that it will allow your digestive system to become extremely efficient, which of course will result in it being able to absorb all the excess water in your body with great ease, and at the same time get rid of all the waste products that are floating about.

However if you happen to be a person that is suffering from kidney stones then you must totally avoid making juice from spinach, collard greens and beets. The reason for this is that these vegetables are naturally higher in oxalic acid which actually causes more and more kidney stones from being made.

4. Make Sure You Start Eating Clean and Healthy

You need to know and appreciate that all that happens inside your body is directly the result of the foods that you put in your body.

If you happen to eat foods that are unhealthy and toxic in nature then it will ultimately affect the organs of your body in a negative way.

This is why I highly encourage each and every one of you to totally avoid consuming processed junk foods from now on.

So what should you be focused on eating?

Well, as your primary concern is to better the health of your kidneys… you should focus on those foods that will help keep them as healthy as possible. So in this case I’d recommend that you focus on eating things such as green tea, garlic, parsley, celery, asparagus and fish.

5. Work Hard To Take All The Right Supplements

healthillustratedThe number one supplement that I’d recommend you take is that of cranberry extract. The reason I’d recommend this is because it will actively protect your bladder while at the same time keeping the overall health of your kidneys in great condition.

So how is this red berry so effective in keeping your kidneys functioning in optimal condition? Well, it’s all down to their ability to prevent harmful bacteria from getting stuck on the outer lining of your kidneys.

Cranberries also have the power to reduce inflammation and on top of that they contain a wonderful amount of antioxidants.

For the best results, I’d recommend that you take at least 400 mg of cranberry extract a day.

On top of cranberry extract I’d recommend that you start taking vitamin D supplements. Lack of vitamin D in the system is linked directly to having serious kidney problems.

Ensure that you’re getting in at least 2000 IU of vitamin D a day.

You have to appreciate that your kidneys were designed to last for your whole entire life. Making sure that you look after them by implementing the tips that I share in this article will mean that you will enjoy a life with great health and vitality… exactly what you want.

– If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out Monica’s blog over at renaldietcure.com. There you’ll find some really interesting articles on a variety of different topics such as developing a positive frame of mind even though you have to deal with a disease! Do check it out, you might actually learn something really interested!

Super Simple Tips To Help Kidney Problems Down The Road – Part 1

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By Monica Moran

grandparentchildIf you’re like any other person out there then you’re probably already be doing something to try and improve the condition of your health.

We all on some level try to do things that will result in us avoiding getting diseases such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s, while at the same time doing those things that will result in our heart health going up and up.

However can you even remember a time when you actually thought about improving the health of your kidneys? If not, maybe it’s time that you started paying them a little more attention.

You can literally say that after your heart, your kidneys are the most important organ in your body. They are responsible for filtering about 200 quarts of blood everyday.

Another extremely important job they have is to filter about 2 quarts of excess water a day… and all the waste that’s left is transported to the bladder where it is stored as urine.

Your kidney’s also produce hormones that regulate the blood chemicals that are floating about in your body.

So naturally you’d want to take the correct steps to make sure that your kidneys remain in their optimal condition for the rest of your life.

Here are some solid tips to help you keep your kidneys in remarkable health.

1. Start Drinking Way More Water Than You Already Do

Make sure that you remain as hydrated as possible because doing so will ensure that the volume and concentration of your blood will remain largely consistent.

watercupDrinking plenty of water will also result in your digestive system running as smooth as possible, and it will also ensure that your body temperature remains stable and finally staying hydrated will mean that all the toxins in your body will be removed as quickly as possible.

To get all of this done, you’re going to want to drink about 64 ounces of water each and every day.

However if you happen to be suffering from kidney problems already or you happen to sweat a lot more than normal then I’d highly recommend that you drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces in water.

So for example this would mean drinking at least 80 ounces of water everyday if you weighed in at about 160 pounds. But make sure that the water you do drink is filtered and pure!

2. Avoid Delaying Going To The Bathroom

As I said earlier your kidneys main job is to filter out all the blood that is in your body.

When your kidneys are done filtering all the blood in your body then all that will remain will be excess water and waste which will be transported to your bladder, ready to be flushed out.

But keep in mind that your bladder can only really hold in about 14 ounces of water, each and everyday.

When you avoid going to the bathroom, when you need to go… it causes your bladder to expand way more than it should do.

So when you finally do go to the bathroom, your bladder doesn’t actually empty out all the way. If you keep doing this again and again then it will result in you getting a urinary tract infection.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..

– If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out Monica’s blog over at renaldietcure.com. There you’ll find some really interesting articles on a variety of different topics such as developing a positive frame of mind even though you have to deal with a disease! Do check it out, you might actually learn something really interested!

What Should You Do If You Think Your Child Has Vision Problems?

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groupkidsAs a parent, your primary goal is to ensure that your kids have the assistance and guidance they need to become successful, independent adults. You’re driven to look after them, keep them safe and treat any problems that may crop up along the way. Treating the occasional flu or a bout with chicken pox is one thing, but how do you treat a problem if you’re not quite sure that it exists? One of the more difficult issues for parents to accurately identify, especially in very young children, is problems with vision. Unless your child is actively squinting when she tries to focus on an object or is holding a book too close to her face for comfort, you may not be able to spot the signs of vision problems if you’re not well-versed in the symptoms. Knowing what to do in terms of treatment, prevention and correction isn’t always easy, but there are a few things you can keep in mind to make the journey a bit less complicated.

Know the Symptoms

Classic symptoms of vision issues, like squinting and sitting too close to the television, are red flags for parents, but what many don’t realize is that there are a host of other, subtler signals that can indicate a struggle to see clearly. For newborns, it’s even more difficult to discern any problems because their eyes are not fully developed. In older infants, however, the warning signs can be easier to spot. Irregular movement, one eye that stays stationary while the other moves normally, one eye that’s consistently closed or the failure of mobiles, lights or movement to catch her attention can be cause for concern and should be discussed with her pediatrician at the next well child exam. Toddlers and older babies may bump into furniture or walls when they’re crawling or learning to walk, rub their eyes frequently when they’re not sleepy, cover one eye to see things better and lose their balance when standing from a seated position.

Schedule an Appointment with an Eye Doctor

Around preschool age, even if your child is not exhibiting any signs of vision problems or difficulty seeing, it’s wise to make an appointment with an eye doctor. Even if he can’t yet read, there are still vision tests that can be performed on a young child that are capable of diagnosing many common sight problems. Rather than trying to diagnose a vision problem yourself, it’s important that you make arrangements for your child to visit the eye doctor for a check-up and full exam.

Prepare Her for Glasses

cutekidsIf you suspect that your child is having trouble with her vision, it may be a good idea to start talking about what glasses are used for, how they help people who have trouble seeing and how important they are to people whose sight is compromised. Your child may leave her first ophthalmologist’s appointment with nothing more than a sticker and a pat on the back, but she may leave with a brand new pair of glasses that she’s less than thrilled about. If you have reason to suspect that your child might be suffering from some vision issues, the best course of action is to ensure that she’s prepared for the possibility of corrective measures.

Rethink Harsh Punishments

Kids who can’t see clearly at school may suffer a drop in academic performance, become less active participants in the classroom and show a negative change on their next report card. Because a good education is so important, many parents are quick to treat academic neglect with a zero-tolerance policy, but it’s best to rethink things if your child is also showing other signs of having trouble seeing. The last thing you want to do is punish a child who’s already struggling for doing badly in school. Before flying off the handle when kids act out in school or return home with bad grades, stop to consider whether or not having difficulty seeing could be the motivating factor behind these behaviors.

Stress Compliance

Your child may not be eager to wear her new glasses, but failure to do so can lead to worsening vision problems down the road. After the diagnosis comes and corrective steps are taken to manage a vision problem, it is your job to ensure that compliance with ophthalmologists’ and pediatricians’ orders continues at home. Work with your child, his eye doctors and his teachers to find a plan of action that stresses cooperation and provides a supportive environment for your youngster.

– Submitted by Anne Laurie of GoNannies.com

What Health Problems Heavy Kids Face Most

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By Diana Maria

overweightchildAs per reports more 6 percent of kids and teens in the United States are extremely obese. According to the health experts, the obese kids are those children who are seen falling at the top of the weight charts. This is also known as morbid or extreme obesity. Unfortunately, the percentage of such children seems to be increasing with every passing day in the US and around the world, which is bringing in several health issues for these heavy kids. If you dig deep, these kids are reported with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressures, sleep apnea, liver disease, musculoskeletal problems and even the earlier symptoms of clogged arteries. All these are considered as the immediate repercussions of obesity for kids and teens. Apart from the number of health problems, these kids also face social and emotional distress, which include social discrimination, the social stigmatization due to psychological stress that causes low self extreme and confidence. This therefore makes a child lag behind in academics and other social activities. Let’s check the number of health problems, which obese or extra heavy kids and teens can face as under:

Asthma

The higher rate of obesity among children can lead to a number of obesity related chronic ailments. Among these the most common diseases and conditions found among the kids and teenagers is asthma. A majority of obese kids who are heavy weight encounter the problem of asthma, which brings in certain breathing problems and other ailments.

Diabetes

Another deadly condition, which attack kids with overweight, is Diabetes and that too the Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is often found among the adults is now seen becoming very much prevalent among kids and teens with morbid obesity. As per reports of CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one of every three obese kids are found out with Type 2 diabetes, which is really not a good news for parents.

Heart diseases and disorders

girlAs per a number of health studies and reports another common problems or diseases that are popular among the obese kids and teens are related to heart. The kids with obesity are diagnosed with symptoms pertaining to conditions like atherosclerosis, which is basically hardening of several arteries. This starts with kids and adults having obese bodies, unfortunately, this condition is among the major cause behind severe heart diseases. It also bring in high blood cholesterol and boost up the triglyceride levels, which often comes out obesity that is formed due to bad eating habits.

Gallstone and Liver problems

The other issues, which seem to bug the obese kids, include gallstone and liver problems. As per reports the incidence of gallstone is found out significantly much higher among the kids who are overweight and obese. Also, there are studies and reports, which vouch for the problems pertaining to liver as well. Kids who fall under the category of morbid obesity are diagnosed with liver issues and the most common one include the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis or the NASH and this is the very condition, which bring in severe problems like cirrhosis.

Sleeping problems and menstrual issues

As per reports, the kids who are obese are found with the risk of sleeping issues leading to problems like obstructive sleep apnea. This ailment is among the life threatening breathing disorder attributed by small interruptions of breathing while they are sleeping. If this continues for a longer duration, this can even lead to issues like heart failure. If young girls and female kids are seen obese then they are seen facing a couple of menstrual problems. As per reports, the obese girls are seen reaching o their puberty at the very early age. Furthermore, due to morbid obesity in young girls can also bring in issues of menstrual irregularities owing to uterine fibroids at the later stage.

Metabolic syndrome

As per reports around 40 % of kids with obesity are seen with metabolic syndrome, which bring in issues like health problems and diabetes. The number of metabolic syndrome found among the kids with obesity include, high blood pressure, abnormal lipids, insulin resistance, etc. All these syndromes are more than enough to affect the heart and other body organs of the obese kids. Although you may find a couple of treatment options for the obese kids, yet prevention is among the best tool to counter this problem.

Final word

Obesity among the kids can lead a number of problems in their bodies. Though you may find a number of solutions in the form of surgeries and medications, yet the best bet is prevention. Bad eating habits and improper lifestyle lead to this problem, which can be avoided by leading a disciplined life.

– Diana Maria is a freelance journalist who has been writing about mobile technology, customer relationship management and women’s health for more than a decade. These days she is busy to contributes on punchh.

4 Most Common Child Sleep Problems

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By Rania Paula

stresssleepingPsychologists and physicians estimated that almost 30% of children are suffering with sleep problems at some point during their childhood.

Child sleep problems may affect both emotional and social behavior, which shows an effect on their school performance. Due to this it is very important for the parents and teachers to understand how important sleep is and how sleep disorders can affect teenagers and children.

Here are the common types of child sleep problems:

• Chronic Lung Disease
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea
• Central Apnea of Prematurity
• Central Hypoventilation Syndrome

Chronic Lung Disease:

Usually this is a result of the premature birth, however this may be secondary to lung injury following neonatal period like in sickle cell disease, aspiration syndrome, and neuromuscular disease like muscular dystrophy.

This disease can lead to low levels of oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels in the blood. Sleep study can determine the lung disease. This can be treated with non-invasive ventilator support, oxygen supply, or during severe conditions tracheostomy may be required.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA):

This is one of the most common child sleep problems, which is due to abnormalities in breathing when they are asleep. This condition occurs approximately in 2% of kids, and it is most common problem in preschool aged kids.

OSA diagnosis can be done by evaluating your child during his sleep in the sleep laboratory.

OSA diagnosis can be done by evaluating your child during his sleep in the sleep laboratory. Sleep study is also needed to identify the children of high risk of difficulties from surgery and anesthesia. If this is left untreated this may lead to poor academic performance, high blood count, and heart failure.

Central Apnea of Prematurity:

This is very common in newborn babies. This can be associated with the low heart rate and color changes and it is because of an immaturity of central respiratory drive.

Premature apnea can be evaluated by daytime sleep study or even by cardio-respiratory monitoring. Making your baby to sleep in head elevated tilt position and three-stair-position can help to reduce the problem during the initial stages only.

Central Hypoventilation Syndrome:

This is a problem to the central nervous system that induces signals to breathe. Frequently this can be worsened in the sleep and it is characterized by shallow or even slow breathing, which is inadequate to remove carbon dioxide from lungs.

This may occur while in birth or due to pressure on brainstem. Overnight sleep can be helped to diagnose this. Treatment will be required to relieve brainstem pressure based on the cause.

The support and advice of the health professional or in complex or severe situation a psychologist is necessary for a plan to be successful in dealing with child sleep problems. Sleep programs and educational materials can also be helpful.

– Guest Author, Rania Paula writes for www.sleepwellblog.com. A weblog providing information about various sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, sleep deprivation, etc. and there by helping you to have good night sleep.

Lyme Disease – The Masquerader Of Many Health Problems?

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By Dr. Michael Wald

You just don’t feel right

womanIf you’ve ever experienced a different kind of fatigue, a type that you’ve never felt before, perhaps with joint or muscle pains in various parts of your body, then you might have Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Borrellia Burdorferi. Other symptoms such as headaches, memory loss, unexplained depression and nerve pains might also be caused by this troublesome tick-borne infection. Here is what you should know about Lyme disease treatment and the medical controversies, which may prevent your potential towards a full recovery.

Rash or no rash, and spread of the disease

Lyme disease is often first recognized by the appearance of one or more skin rashes called “a bullseye rash” or erythema chronicum migrans (ECM). This rash is caused by a local infection that may spread throughout the body. However, forty to fifty percent of the time you will not see a rash. The condition may therefore go undiagnosed for months or even years. Lyme disease starts locally, but can invade all parts of the body, including the skin, muscles, joints, nervous system, cardiovascular system, ocular tissues, sinus, GI tissue and even lungs. It is also thought that various autoimmune problems can be caused or triggered by the Lyme disease bacterial spirochete; and these conditions might confuse doctors.

Lyme Disease – What Is it the problem?

Our patients have gone from doctor to doctor and been given multiple diagnoses, including depression, arthritis, and memory and cognitive (i.e. memory) defects. Lyme disease that affects the nervous system is called neuroboreliosis. Some doctors believe that Lyme disease is always cured with a month long course of antibiotics, but other doctors believe that the condition can become chronic (long-lasting) and even progressive, resulting in misdiagnoses. Some conditions that might be confused with Lyme disease include: multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, hepatitis, bone marrow problems, other infections, arthritis, muscle pain, nerve problems and more.

Lyme Disease Diagnosis – problems

tickThe diagnosis of Lyme disease is usually a clinical one, but also may be supported by the presence of a number of antibodies upon blood testing. First stage testing is known as the enzyme link immunoabsorbent test (ELISA) and indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. The Western blot or immunoblot assays are used for secondary-level testing. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said that five positive IgG bands and/or two positive IgM bands means that you are infected, but many patients have fewer bands or even no bands, and this does not mean that they do not have the disease. Unfortunately, one can have Lyme disease even with fewer lab findings then those set by the CDC. In fact, a person with Lyme disease can have negative tests for up to five years after they start to experience symptoms. There are other tests that can support the diagnosis of Lyme disease which are not performed by most mainstream doctors, but have substantial research backing including PCR testing and DNA amplification testing.

Integrated Healing Approach

An integrated medical approach for Lyme disease considers recent disease history, symptoms, genetic tendencies, and all other health issues. The identification of other infections is also part of our basic approach. After all, there are several tick-born infections beyond Lyme disease including various viruses’ and parasites that might be missed. Because many health problems can mimic Lyme disease, we have developed our Blood Detective Longevity Plan to uncover hidden health issues that might be confused for Lyme disease. Every individual is different. This is why we pride ourselves on developing both medical and nutritional approaches that fit our patients’ needs.

– Dr. Michael Wald, aka The Blood Detective, is the director of nutritional services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, located in Westchester New York. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 News, CNN, The Food Network and other media outlets. Dr. Wald earned the name Blood Detective for his reputation to find problems that are often missed by other doctors. He earned an MD degree, is a doctor of chiropractic and a certified dietician-nutritionist. He is also double-board certified in nutrition. He has published over a dozen books with three additional titles due for release late 2013 including: Frankenfoods – Genetically Modified Foods: Controversies, Lies & Your Health and Gluten-A-Holic: How to Live Gluten Free and the Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets. Dr. Wald can be reached at: www.intmedny.com or www.blooddetective.com or by calling: 914-242-8844.

Musculoskeletal Problems In The Untied States

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

doctorMusculoskeletal Problems In The Untied States

Is a leading cause of disability.

Is the number #1 reason people visit their physician.

Affects 1 in 3 Americans

• Musculoskeletal conditions cost our society an estimated $254 billion every year.

• 28.6 million Americans incur a musculoskeletal injury every year.

• Back or spine impairments, which number 18.4 million, are the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions for persons age 18 and older.

• Each year, musculoskeletal conditions and injuries account for about 102.3 million visits to physician’s offices, 10.2 million hospital outpatient visits, and 25 million emergency department visits.

• 1 out of every 7 Americans reports a musculoskeletal impairment.

• More than half of all injuries are to the musculoskeletal system.

• More than 43 million people have some form of arthritis.

• It is estimated that the number of people affected by arthritis will increase to 60 million by 2020.

• 1 out of every 2 woman and 1 out of every 8men older than age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

• Don’t you think it is time to get under chiropractic care to prevent these musculoskeletal problems from happening!!!

United States Bone and Joint Decade – www.usbjd.org/research

– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host.

Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Dr. Kita was an international speaker and teacher for the Koren Specific Technique and has been featured on numerous television and radio shows for health related issues, Chiropractic, and for his book Healing Journeys Stories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He was the Chiropractor for the Trenton Shooting Stars professional basketball team. Dr. Kita was also the publisher for an internationally recognized Chiropractic newsletter and has spoken to many companies and groups regarding the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Kita is on the board of the Ivins Outreach Center and is involved in many other local charities. He is considered the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor because there are many Chiropractors that seek him out for care and professional advice.