5 Important Medical Findings You Should Know About – That Could Affect Every Member of Your Family

Maintaining good health is something we all want to do. Everyday the science and medical communities uncover new information that sheds light on ways to improve our health and discoveries on what can harm us. Here are 5 new medical findings that can affect every member or your family;

Children who constantly develop ear infections may benefit from a visit to an osteopathic physician (DO). An osteopathic physician are licensed to practice medicine just as MDs are but are trained to perform osteopathic manipulation to relieve pain and can use this skill to relieve the pressure in the Eustachian tube which is affected by ear infections. Children who received osteopathic manipulation in addition to routine care ie., antibiotics, ibuprofen, and ear tubes had fewer ear infections and required less antibiotics and no surgical care.

It has been discovered that common bacteria may lead to heart attacks in younger men, particularly the Chlamydia pneumonia bacteria. Chlamydia pneumonia is a flu like upper respiratory bacterial infection that can turn into pneumonia. Young men infected with Chlamydia pneumonia produce antibodies called IgA and IgG. Men between the ages of 30 to 50 with high levels of IgA antibody are likely to experience a serious heart attack. The more recent they have experience this particular bacterial infection, the more likely they are to experience a heart attack. Research for a preventative and cure is under development.

Ginkgo Biloba, Echinacea, Devil’s Claw, and Garlic herbal supplements increase risk of certain ailments when taken with certain arthritis medications. Echinacea increase the risk of liver toxicity in individuals taking the arthritis medication methotrexate. Ginkgo Biloba, Devil’s Claw, and Garlic were discovered to increase the risk of bleeding problems in those who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. If you are taking any of these drugs and using these herbal supplements you should discuss this with your treating physician and your pharmacist and seek advice on how to proceed.

The combination of Vitamin D and Calcium have been found to prevent premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Women who consumed four servings a day of skim and low-fat dairy products which contained Vitamin D and calcium or calcium fortified orange juice were 40% less likely to experience PMS symptoms such as anxiety, depression, headaches, and cramps.

The cholesterol in egg yolks have relatively little effect on cholesterol in the blood, however, if the yolk is broken, the cholesterol in the egg yolk oxidizes and produces inflammatory by products. Poached or boiled whole eggs are fine to eat, but you should avoid scrambled eggs and whole egg omelets. Use only egg whites or unbroken egg yolks when preparing eggs to eat.

Lifelong health maintenance includes staying aware and up to date on new medical and health related information. Regularly visiting web sites such as healthline.com, medlineplus.gov, and webmd.com is one good way to stay informed.