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Continuing our series of articles on Circulation, Eamonn discusses the relationship between diet and circulation

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The influence of our diet on circulation Part 1   As discussed last week, there are many different causes of poor circulation and many conditions that can lead to poor circulation. Symptoms of these conditions can include “cold hands”, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs and swollen ankles. Serious and even life -threatening conditions that can occur include leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure and brain aneurisms.   Vascular Disease includes any condition that causes poor circulation. These include Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Disease, Varicose Veins, Venous Blood...

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In todays' Topic, the first in a series of circulation related articles leading up to our BPro Cardio event at the end of the month, Eamonn examines Poor circulation

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Do you suffer with circulation problems?                   We often hear people say they have “poor circulation”. There are many different causes of poor circulation and many conditions that can lead to poor circulation. Symptoms of these conditions can include “cold hands”, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, a heavy feeling in the limbs and swollen ankles. Serious and even life-threatening conditions that can occur include leg ulcers, gangrene, kidney failure and brain aneurisms. We have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a complex network throughout our body.   Poor circulation is medically referred to...

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In this weeks Topics, Eamonn discusses the perils of antibiotic overuse

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Antibiotic Overuse becoming a major threat to public health   Overuse of antibiotics in Ireland, and around the world, represents one of the most significant threats to long term public health. Antibiotic overuse is a major cause of the rise of resistant strains of bacteria including superbugs such as MRSA and previously eradicated tuberculosis. Antibiotics should only be prescribed for confirmed and severe bacterial infections. They should not be prescribed for viral infections which are the cause of over 80% of colds and flus. Increased levels of resistance, coupled with the lack of new antibiotics coming on stream, means there...

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In this weeks Topic, Eamonn writes about the potential positive benefits fish oil can have for those suffering with joint pain

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Fish oils and joint pain

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In this weeks Topic, Are you a Flosser? Never tried it and want to know more? All you need to know about Dental Flossing

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Proper dental flossing removes plaque and food particles from areas where your toothbrush cannot reach including under the gum-line and between teeth. Daily flossing is highly recommended.

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