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Yearly gynecological exams are an essential part of women’s health care. These exams allow for early detection and treatment of any potential issues, helping to prevent serious complications from arising. Here are some of the key reasons why yearly gynecological exams are so important. First, yearly exams can help detect early signs of gynecological cancers [...]

Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections. Certain infections can cause nerve damage or inflammation that results in symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness. Here are some infections that are known to be linked to peripheral neuropathy. First, viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and [...]

Dietary approaches are an important part of functional medicine for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. A healthy, well-balanced diet can provide essential nutrients that support nerve health, reduce inflammation, and promote nerve repair and regeneration. Here are some dietary approaches that may be beneficial for patients with peripheral neuropathy. First, a diet rich in antioxidants [...]

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause acute and chronic hepatitis, which may lead to liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. However, the scope of the disease does not end with liver-related conditions. Recent research has suggested that HCV may be linked to several autoimmune diseases as well. One such autoimmune disease is autoimmune hepatitis, [...]

Die-off and Herxheimer reactions are common side effects of many natural and conventional treatments for Lyme disease and other chronic infections. These reactions occur when large numbers of bacteria are killed off, leading to the release of toxins into the bloodstream. The symptoms of a die-off or Herxheimer reaction can be severe and include fatigue, [...]

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that infects people of all ages and is a member of the herpesvirus family. Most people with CMV do not have any symptoms, and the virus is usually harmless. However, CMV can cause serious health problems in people with immun systems not prepared to manage the infection. In this [...]

Pyroluria is a genetic condition in which the body produces excess kryptopyrrole (KP), a waste product of hemoglobin synthesis. The excess KP binds to vitamin B6 and zinc, leading to deficiencies of these important nutrients. This condition is linked to a number of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia. In recent years, researchers have [...]

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. The condition can cause hypothyroidism, which means the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a complex condition with many potential root causes. In this article, we will explore the root causes of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, including gluten, [...]

Borrelia, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, is transmitted by ticks. While Lyme disease is often the focus of discussions about tick-borne illnesses, there are other infections that ticks can spread. Exposure to these infections is linked to several autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic [...]

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