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Type 2 Diabetes and Your Heart Rate

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

anti-aging-diet-elderlyType 2 Diabetes – Physical Activity Improves the Variation in Your Heart Rate

Although heart rates are regular in healthy people, some changes along the way are necessary as well.

The nervous system reacts to the need for more or less blood flow throughout the body by altering the speed of the heartbeats.

In Type 2 diabetes the heart rate can stay the same more than is preferred because the condition damages the nervous system.

diabetes-health-exercisePhysicians recommend physical activity for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for many reasons, including improved nerve function and the regeneration of nerves in the skin.

A healthy number of changes in the heart rate is associated with better health and a longer life. Scientists at the Universidad Extremadura in Caceres, Spain, and the Universidad Autonoma de Talca in Chile reviewed several articles showing aerobic exercise followed by muscle training could help improve changes in the heart rate.

Their work reported on in September 2017 in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, pooled the information from fifteen studies on the subject of exercise and heart rate changes. Improvements were seen in nine of the studies. The nine studies demonstrated three days of aerobic exercise each week along with some strength training, improved the number of changes in the heart rate.

From this information, the investigators concluded heartbeat rate changes should be measured in people with Type 2 diabetes to help plan routines for preventing diabetic neuropathy and death.


How to Choose the Best Chiropractor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

bradenton-fl-chiropractor-grappin-chiropractic-care-3Top Tips on Choosing the Best Chiropractor

Before starting chiropractic treatment, it is a good idea to arrange a telephone interview or ask for an in-office consultation to learn more about the chiropractor, the clinic, and the techniques offered.

Sometimes, the chiropractor will request a personal consultation to discuss such details.

For most people seeking chiropractic care, it is important to feel comfortable and have a good relationship with the chiropractor and the clinic. This can go a long way in gaining a positive treatment experience. Consider the things that would make you feel most comfortable and use these as part of your judgment. This may mean how long you have to wait for appointments, how easy it is to get hold of your chiropractor or the location of the clinic.

chiropractic-neck-adjustmentAnswering your own questions is also a crucial part in the decision process. Some things you may want to consider asking include:

Is the chiropractor friendly and polite?
Do you feel comfortable talking with the chiropractor?
Does the chiropractor fully answer all of your questions?
Does the chiropractor listen to your explanation of symptoms and treatment preferences?
How many years has the chiropractor been in practice?

If it makes you feel more comfortable, you may also want to conduct some background research on the chiropractor. It is your body; you can take as long as you need to decide on which chiropractor will be treating you.


Chiropractors Can Treat Asthma

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


An asthma attack is caused when a sudden constriction of airway passages, called the bronchi, occurs. These tiny tubes help to transport the air from the trachea (windpipe) into the lungs.

The insides of these tubes are lined with smooth muscle that allows them to contract and expand much as our arteries do. When a message from the nervous system tells these tubes to constrict too tightly, an asthma attack is the result.

Asthma attacks can come on at any time and there are still many unanswered questions as to why only some people suffer from this disorder.

asthma-seasonal-allergiesOne type of an asthma attack is triggered by activity. This form of asthma is called exercise‑induced asthma. The second and more common form of idiopathic (unknown cause) asthma seems to be triggered by certain allergens to foods or particulate matter in the air like pollen, grasses, chemicals, and mold spores.

No matter which form of asthma you suffer from, an asthma attack is a frightening feeling. If nervousness is also a trigger for this condition, the expected normal anxiety associated with having asthma can be a self‑perpetuating prophecy of continued attacks.

Help for asthma sufferers has been on the market for a long time in the form of different inhalers to help dilate (open) the bronchial tubes but there are other ways to more naturally achieve a more effective way to relieve, reduce, and control your asthma.


Our Chiropractors Can Help With Tendonitis

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015


Tendonitis is the diagnosis given to inflammation in a tendon. A tendon is simply and extension of the muscle that attaches the muscle fibers into the bone so that the joint can be moved.

The pain and swelling is a lot like a bursitis condition; however the difference is that tendonitis worsens when the muscle is contracted rather than when the joint is moved by someone else. Bursitis generally hurts whenever the joint is moved.

Mild tendonitis can be an annoying condition; however, without the proper care and treatment this annoyance can worsen to the point of disability due to pain. Tennis elbow is one such example that can start as a mild annoyance and progress to a severe condition that can cause painful difficulty when shaking hands, or when trying to open a jar. Even turning a doorknob while trying to pull it open can cause sharp pain to appear.

Over‑stressing a tendon from repeated and excessive activity, placing too great a load on a joint as when lifting a heavy object abruptly, or being involved in a traumatic accident can cause tendonitis. In fact, any mechanism that causes tendon fibers to tear such as forceful stretching or a direct blow to the tendon will result in the onset of a tendonitis.

The swelling that occurs in and around these tears in the tendon will cause the painful inflammation associated with this condition.


Back Pain Causes and Treatment

Monday, December 8th, 2014

lower-back-painUnderstanding Back Pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. Back pain accounts for more than 7,000,000 new cases and 250,000 surgeries each year.

There are many causes of lower back pain but the most common cause is mechanical stress. This can be considered the action of movement under the presence of weight. For instance, when you bend forward with the knees straight, pick up an object, and twist while lifting, you apply a great deal of mechanical stress to the lower back. This is especially true if you lift the object with your arms away from your body.

The lower back is especially susceptible to this malady. This is because the lower back receives more weight and has less support from the mid‑back region, due to the lack of ribs.

To make matters worse, the lowest part of the back usually houses the largest nerve with the smallest space for a nerve to exit the spine. This nerve, is called the L5/S1 or Sciatic Nerve. It can be the source of lower back and/or leg pain (commonly called sciatica) when it is out of alignment, is diseased, or the muscles and tissues surrounding the spine become inflamed.

Back pain is a sign that something is wrong and if mild symptoms persist or worsen over two or three days, you should seek professional help. If your pain happened due to an injury, you should seek attention as soon as possible. Treatment outcome is often greatly improved by treating pain from an injury as soon as possible. (more…)