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How To Get Rid Of A Chronic Cough

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A persistent cough can be annoying and it can also be quite dangerous as well. Excess mucous can cause a lung infection while chronic breathing difficulties can put added pressure on your heart.

You generally want to take care of a cough whenever one develops and especially if it becomes a chronic or recurring health issue. This page will give you a few strategies for getting rid of a persistent cough and also a few natural remedies for when the cold or flu has you wheezing and sneezing. Now let's see if we can't shake that awful cough that you have got.

The first step to getting rid of cough is knowing why you have it. Once you know why you are having breathing issues then you can work to remove the irritants that cause it and put a few preventative measures in place to keep that nasty cough from returning.

Finding the reason why you have a cough is the true key to getting over it and keeping it from coming back. There are a number of ways to get rid of or relieve the symptoms o…

How to Get Warm When Your home is cold

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Winter is cold and some of us really do not handle that chill as well as other people do. The air inside the house can feel very chilly and it can be difficult to shake off that icy feeling once the cold sinks in.

Teeth chattering shivering or your hands turning blue are all telltale signs that you just might be a wee little bit cold. Even when the furnace is running on a high temperature range many homes have a tendency to cool off quickly as soon as the heat clicks off between cycles.

Fortunately there are a number of little ways that you can help to chase the cool away.Staying warm indoors during the winter months does take some innovative thinking so let's take a little peek at a few ways that just may help you to stay warm when the cold sets in.

There are a quite a few ways to make your home feel warmer. Stopping door and window drafts are a great place to start. Feel the air near those areas to see how much cold sneaks in through the window glass and door cracks. It can be qui…

Aluminum Metal Poisoning

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There are metals that our body cannot tolerate yet even today we continue to be exposed to these. When I was a child lead poisoning was just coming to our awareness. 

The lead pipes and paints in homes, schools, and businesses was creating health issues for those exposed to it. Because people were made aware of its detrimental health effects preventative measures were put in place and lead was banned from use in many common household products.

Metal poisoning is generally not an easy health issue to recognize or to diagnose but it does still occur. Aluminum is a toxicity of particular concern because this metal shows up in many of our food preparation and storage products. Aluminum poisoning can express itself with a variety of symptoms and mimic the tell tale signs of many common illnesses. 

A lack of ability to concentrate, forgetfulness, depression, fatigue, anxiety or anger management issues, muscle weakness, breathing disorders, bowel or urinary dysfunction, thyroid problems, hea…

Swallowing Difficulty

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Fatigue, muscle damage, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, a blockage in the throat area, or other factors can make choking on food, liquids, or saliva a very serious issue for some individuals.

Although dysphagia is a common complaint of the aged; illness, an accident, chronic acid reflux, or a chronic disability can bring on swallowing difficulties at any age.

I don't eat oranges anymore because I am afraid that I will choke as I attempt to swallow their stringy pulp. Swallowing is difficult for me so there are many foods which I no longer attempt to eat.

I keep a glass beside my dinner plate and I take a sip after each bite to help to push the food down as I eat. Choking is one of my largest fears and I am not alone.

My swallowing difficulty began when I was twenty-six years old. I was diagnosed with a rare muscular illness classed under the term "Myositis". The disease comes with severe fatigue, muscle weakness, and muscle wasting. These are the key factors which cause many…

Craniosacral Massage Therapy

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If you are someone who uses massage therapy as a means of healing then Craniosacral massage may be a therapy that could interest you.

Craniosacral massage is a very gentle form of massage therapy that works by aiding the body in its ability to heal itself. It works on the simple theory that removing stress will allow the body the strength it needs to heal itself.

Craniosacral massage uses the theory that if harmful effects of stress are removed from our central nervous system through the stimulation of our cranio-sacral system then the body itself can relax and be therefore more able to heal itself of whatever it is that ails it.

Our bodies contain many systems which when working properly, insure our continued good health. Our cardiovascular system, respiratory system and nervous system are just a few of these various silent workings within our bodies.

The craniosacral system includes the bones of our skull and spine down to the base of the tailbone also including the membranes, muscle ti…

Adapting to Chronic Illness

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It's a process of getting used to the new person you have become. Acknowledging that you may suffer from chronic pain or be physically or mentally disabled for the long term can be a tough reality to accept. Your life and lifestyle have changed and it can take some time to adjust to your new circumstance.

Thousands of people each day are informed that their ill health may be a chronic condition. This means that although the disease may be treatable it is not curable. A chronic illness is one that is not likely to go away.

It may feel as though all the bits and pieces of your life have been thrown into a jar, shaken up, and then dumped back out for you to put back together again. It's okay. Once you get it all sorted out you will be just fine. The adjustment period will help you to understand your new needs, capabilities, and goals. Being disabled you will still have interests and priorities that you set out for yourself but now they just may be a little different from what your …
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