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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract - What to do

Bleeding in the Digestive Tract – what to do

This is not a particularly pleasant topic but it happened to me and it can happen to others. I hope this article can help someone. There was blood in the stools and this continued for a few days. I consulted my G.P. who did a prostate exam and I was then sent for blood tests …

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Do You Get Enough Iron?

1/11 Why You Need Iron Iron is a mineral that your body uses to make two proteins: hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin helps your red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Myoglobin brings oxygen to your muscles. Iron is also important in making hormones, as well as tendons, ligaments, …

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Signs you're not getting enough Protein

1/11 How Much Do You Need? You should get a minimum of 10% of your daily calories from protein. (For a target of grams, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36.) And you want it from a variety of sources throughout the day: A tub of low-fat Greek yogurt for breakfast has about 20 grams; …

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What Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) does to your Body

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) usually strikes between ages 30-60, but younger and older people can get it. Read on… 1/18 What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune system condition, or “autoimmune disorder,” that causes inflammation of the lining of the joints. It may also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, blood, and nerves. Although …

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