Monthly Archives: October 2018

Understanding your Eliquis treatment plan

What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is an anti-clotting agent that helps to prevent some substances from forming clots within your blood vessels. Eliquis protects the body from the risk of stroke that may be caused by blood clots, particularly with people who may have atrial fibration.

Eliquis can be used to prevent post-operative blood clots after knee surgery. It prevents deep vein thrombosis and protects against pulmonary embolism. It can be used in the treatment of these conditions as well.

What should you know before taking Eliquis

Eliquis may cause a clot in the spinal region in people who may have a spinal defect, those who are undergoing a spinal tap and those who may receive some form of spinal anesthesia, which might cause permanent paralysis.

Before taking Eliquis, you should consider your medical history for any liver or kidney diseases. It is not recommended for people over 80 years, as …

Eight things you should know about curcumin

It’s commonly found in curry

Curcumin occurs naturally in the spice turmeric and gives it that characteristic yellow color. People have been using curcumin in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for over 1000 years due to its wide-ranging health benefits. Curcumin is also commonly used in curries and cooking throughout Asia.

It’s safe to take

Unlike many modern medicines, the health benefits of curcumin are not tempered by problematic side-effects. Curcumin has low toxicity, and at worst, high doses have been known to cause stomach upsets.

It improves brain function

A recent long-term study has shown that a supplement of curcumin taken daily over 18 months improved cognition and recall ability in those over 50. It is thought that curcumin may work by breaking down the “gunk” that forms in the brain and which is thought to play a critical role in the development of Alzheimer’s.

The supplements were also shown to …