Articles by Dr. Chris

Potassium Deficiency (Hypokalemia) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The body needs many different micronutrients to sustain life. One of these is the mineral known as potassium. While we do not often hear about a potassium deficiency, this chemical is vital for many important functions in the body. In fact with a very low potassium level, the nerves and heart cannot work properly and it >> Read More ...

Signs of Gangrene (Tissue Death) Skin and Internal Organs

Tissue anywhere in the body can die for various reason. Usually this is a result of a bacterial infection or lack of blood supply. When this body tissue dies, it is referred to as gangrene. Most of the time gangrene occurs in the feet and lower legs but it can occur anywhere in or on the body. Untreated gangrene, >> Read More ...

5 Signs of Osteoporosis (Brittle Bone Disease)

Ostoporosis is the most common bone disease that is due to problems with the way bone is removed and replaced. These processes are ongoing throughout life. However, when the degree of bone removal is not matched by bone replenishment, then bones can become weak and brittle. Almost 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and >> Read More ...

Signs of a Wound Infection (Infected Sores)

Damage to any part of the body is referred to as a wound but most of us think of a wound as a break in the skin. This can happen with a blow or penetrating injury on the surface of the body. Even insect bites can cause wounds. Open sores known as ulcers can form on skin with certain diseases. In all of these wounds, the >> Read More ...

Early Miscarriage (First Trimester Loss of Pregnancy)

Miscarriage brings about not only the termination of pregnancy but also a sense of loss for would-be parents. It is normal for a woman to feel extreme sadness and sometimes even guilt at being unable to continue the pregnancy. However, it is important to remember that a miscarriage is nature’s way of ending a pregnancy >> Read More ...

Signs of Poor Circulation in Legs and Arms

Blood circulation is a vital and ongoing process to maintain life. It is made possible by the heart which never stops beating throughout life, and the blood vessels which are the conduits through which the blood flows. However, the circulation can be impeded and even interrupted through various means. Poor circulation can >> Read More ...

Signs of Low Vitamin B12 Levels in Adults

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the common nutritional deficiencies globally. Contrary to popular belief, it is not only vegans that may develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. Even vegetarians and meat eaters are at risk under certain circumstances and with certain conditions. Without proper nutrition or supplementation, low >> Read More ...
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