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How Can I Decrease My Easy Bruising?

Why Do I Bruise So Easily?

Bruising easily is often a sign of a vitamin C deficiency, which makes the blood vessels weaker. To help remedy this problem, take Vitamin C with bioflavonoids - 3,000 to 10,000 mg daily (in divided doses to prevent gastric distress). Grape seed extract and bromelain help in aiding vein inflammation, while Vitamin K or alfalfa are important in helping blood to clot properly and to promote healing. Foods extra high in Vitamin C and bioflavonoids include dark, leafy veggies, buckwheat and fresh fruits. Kale, is high in Vitamin K. Frequent bruising can be an early sign of cancer, so you may want consult with your doctor to rule out this possibility.

   
Can I Be Addicted To Sweets?

Why Do I Crave Sweets?

Some people claim they are addicted to candy and sweets, which may sound a bit dramatic. The truth is, sugar from candy can indeed trigger the release of opiates in your brain, which make you feel pretty darn good. One part of your brain - the sensible, annoying part, knows that too much of anything that tastes too good has to have some bad effects on your body - but now you have an excuse for when the cravings for sweets overtakes your sensibilities. You'll know you have a problem when you try to melt down your M&Ms and shoot them into your arm.

   
Should I Demand An Antibiotic From My Doctor?

Why Should I Avoid Overusing Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are sometimes a necessary step in controlling an illness or condition, but it is vitally important that you use them on a cautious basis. If you have a bacterial infection that doesn't respond to garlic or echinacea in a reasonable amount of time, you may indeed require an antibiotic, but overuse of antibiotics can mean BIG trouble in your future. The overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the development of more aggressive organisms, which are proving to be resistant to drugs like penicillin and methicillin. Many people feel if a doctor sends them home without a prescription they're being short-changed - but the doctor may be doing you a far greater service in the long run by denying you the antibiotic.

   
Why Does Water Help Back Pain?

Water & Backaches

Backache starting up? One of the best things you can do is to head to the closest water fountain. If you suffer from frequent backache pain, it is VERY important to drink LOTS of water. This helps prevent dehydration that can contribute to muscle aches. By drinking eight 8-ounces of water daily, you'll also flush out acidic wastes that can build up in the tissues & muscles - another contributor to back pain.

   
How Can I Make Sure A Cyber-Drugstore Is Reputable?

Finding a Trustworthy Online Pharmacy

Doing business over the Internet can be a dangerous thing, especially when it comes to trying to find a reputable cyber-drugstore. Prevention Magazine says the best way to find one you can trust is to check the site for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's (NABP) Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) logo. In order to display this logo, stores must meet the NABP's criteria and state licensing requirements. Double check this information at www.nabp.net

   
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