Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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  1. a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.
  2. an adult who cares for an infant or child.

Chlorophyll is an amazing nutrient that is very similar to the hemoglobin of your red blood cells.  It has amazing abilities to build your blood volume as well as cleans and detoxify your blood.

Green veggies are where you find chlorophyll in food.  The darker the green, the more chlorophyll in the food!

 

  1. A perforation is a tear in the wall of the intestines. This can occur from the scope nicking the mucosa or from air that distends the bowel during the procedure.
  2. Bleeding may occur as a result of the test though usually resolves on its own. When a polyp is removed, there is a 30 to 50% chance that bleeding will occur anywhere from 2 to 7 days after the colonoscopy. This type of bleeding my resolve on its own as well, or it may require surgery if severe.
  3. Postpolypectomy syndrome occurs as a result of a burn to the wall of the intestine during removal of a polyp. Symptoms appear within 12 hours to a few days of the procedure, and consist of fever, abdominal pain, and an elevated white blood cell count.
  4. Anesthetic Medication medication pose risks anytime they are used, from allergic reaction or respiratory problems. Other possible reactions from this type of sedation include: reaction at the injection site, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure.
  5. Kidney Damage has been linked to certain colon cleansing drugs given before the procedure to enable to doctor to visualize the bowel wall.

The next huge concern is fluid retention. Sudden onset of significant fluid is life threatening! Be safe! Sacred Breathing is the most powerful congestive heart failure treatment you can utilize, but don't neglect the basics!

Your doctor may diagnose you with one of the following stages of COPD:


  • At Risk


At this stage breathing tests are normal.

Symptoms are mind and include chronic cough and sputum production

  • Mild COPD


At this stage breathing tests show mild airflow limitation.

Symptoms are still mild and you may not be aware of the airflow limitation in your lungs.

  • Moderate COPD


This stage is identified by measuring the worsening level of airflow limitation.

Symptoms become noticeable as shortness of breath becomes apparent with working hard, walking fast, or doing other brisk activity.

  • Severe COPD


Breathing tests show severe airflow limitation at this stage.

Symptoms my be life threatening and complications such as respiratory failure and right-sided heart failure are likely.  It doesn't take much activity to cause severe shortness of breath at this stage, so quality of life is greatly impaired.

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