Mental Health

Managing “Blood” Deficiency

Managing "Blood" Deficiency

A 45year old woman came to my office suffering severe vertigo and anxiety since giving birth to her first child. She was taking western medication to help manage her symptoms, however her episodes continued. My Findings During her physical exam, her face, wrists and hands were pale. Her pulse was deep, had little strength and her blood pressure was 95/65mm Hg (low). After more tests, I concluded her primary problem was “Blood Deficiency”. Blood tests pick up information that indicate anaemia, red and white blood cell counts and more. However, they often miss signs of an overall Blood deficiency that

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Dementia Is The Leading Cause of Death In Women

Dementia Is The Leading Cause of Death In Women

New data reveals dementia is now the leading cause of death in Australian women. “In 2016, dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease) became the leading cause of death among Australian women,” said ABS health statistics director James Eynstone-Hinkins. Heart disease was the highest on the list among all Australians but better treatment means people are living longer with the disease and fewer are dying from it. On the flip side, “death rates for diseases, like dementia were increasing” said the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There’s currently no known treatment for dementia, however there are a number of preventative measures that might be

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