Saliva has already be used to test hormones in diagnosing many endocrine problems. I use saliva testing in helping to balance hormones in women with premenstrual symptoms, as well as women entering menopause, and those with adrenal fatigue. It is a unique way to evaluate free bio-available hormone levels as opposed to both free and bound hormone levels as is measured in blood tests. Now, saliva may be used to diagnose other illnesses and diseases.
Shingles can be an extremely painful condition that not only effects the quality of ones life, but can lead to long term nerve damage. Soon there may be hope for preventing outbreaks or at least reducing the symptoms of this painful viral condition.
Vitamin E has been in the news recently.… unfortunately that’s not the whole story.
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After almost 20 years of being a nurse practitioner, I realized that my approach to helping others has changed. It was interesting to see many of my same patients returning with similar or new symptoms.
What I came to find is that I needed to look deeper into the core issues of my patients’ symptoms. Why did they repeatedly get sick or feel they needed to be seen again?
Then I realized it is not just about treating patients symptoms. Asking patients about their stresses is just as important as asking about their physical complaints.
A simple inexpensive test can tell us more information then we thought. With the high rate of heart disease, we can monitor our risk of heart attack sooner and start prevention earlier.
Blood Test May Show Heart Attack Risk: “An inexpensive and routine blood test may help predict a person’s risk of heart attack or heart-related death as reliably as more complicated tests, a new study suggests.”
(Via WebMD Health Headlines.)