Why Our Healthcare System Isn't Healthy

Written by Deb Bromley

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Additionally, as a result ofrepparttar overuse of pharmaceutical drugs and antibiotics in our bodies and environment, our immune systems have become significantly weakened, allowing antibiotic-resistant strains of disease-causing bacteria to proliferate, leaving us more susceptible to further disease. Not surprisingly, incidences of diseases have been growing at epidemic levels according torepparttar 135474 CDC. Now diseases once thought conquered, such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, and childhood ear infections are much harder to successfully treat than they were decades ago. Drugs do not cure. They only suppressrepparttar 135475 symptoms that your body needs to express, while they ignorerepparttar 135476 underlying root cause. Side effects of synthetic and chemical drugs, which even if they are partly derived from nature have been perverted to make them patentable and profitable, are not healthy or natural, and usually cause more harm than any perceived benefit ofrepparttar 135477 medication.

Where "physician errors" are concerned, these may not be entirelyrepparttar 135478 fault ofrepparttar 135479 doctors, as they are forced to operate withinrepparttar 135480 constraints of their profession or risk losing their license, but doctors have become pawns and spokesmen forrepparttar 135481 drug companies, andrepparttar 135482 best interest ofrepparttar 135483 patient has become secondary. Inrepparttar 135484 name of profit, physicians are also under great pressure from hospitals to service patients as quickly as possible, like an assembly line, increasingrepparttar 135485 likelihood of error.

In conclusion, increases in healthcare costs are not justrepparttar 135486 result of frivolous law suits, but are primarilyrepparttar 135487 result of a profit-oriented industry that encourages practices that lead to unnecessary and harmful procedures being performed, lethal adverse drug reactions, infections, expensive legitimate lawsuits, in-hospital and physician errors, antibiotic resistance due to overprescribing of antibiotics and drugs, andrepparttar 135488 hundreds of thousands of subsequent unnecessary deaths and injuries. Many people do not realize that there are healthier natural options, and anything unnatural or invasive we are exposed to is likely to cause either immediate or cumulative damage over time.

For more information on how to help your body heal itself naturally without chemicals, information on drug side effects, and harmful disease-causing chemicals inrepparttar 135489 foods you eat and your environment and how to avoid them, please visitrepparttar 135490 NatureGem web site at http://www.naturegem.com.

Deb Bromley is a science and technology researcher and the President of NatureGem Nontoxic Living, an organization devoted to promoting awareness of toxins in our food and environment that can cause disease, and providing access to nutrition information, natural remedies, and alternative health resources. Please visit http://www.naturegem.com for more information.

Things You Ought To Know First Before Undergoing Liposuction Surgery

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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* Infections happen after any surgery and some physicians prescribe an antibiotic to patients having liposuction so it is important to keeprepparttar wound clean. Infections may be life threatening such as necrotizing fasciitis (bacteria eating awayrepparttar 135473 tissue) orrepparttar 135474 toxic shock syndrome caused by bacteria associated with surgery.

* Embolism occurs when tiny globules of fat trapped inrepparttar 135475 blood stream blocksrepparttar 135476 blood flow torepparttar 135477 tissue. This may cause permanent disability. Signs of pulmonary embolism are shortness of breath or difficulty of breathing.

* Drug reactions or overdose from lidocaine is fatal. Lidocaine is a drug that numbsrepparttar 135478 skin and large doses of this is used during liposuction. The effects of lidocaine are lightheadedness, restlessness, drowsiness, slurred speech, muscle twitching, and convulsions. Overdose of this drug may causerepparttar 135479 heart to stop which is naturally fatal.

* Burns caused byrepparttar 135480 ultrasound probe during ultrasound assisted liposuction.

* Visceral perforations or puncture wounds inrepparttar 135481 organs may require another surgery and can be fatal. During liposuction,repparttar 135482 physician does not see whererepparttar 135483 probe (canula) is, so it is possible to harm internal organs.

* Skin death (skin necrosis) occurs when skin changes color and fall off. This may also cause infection.

* Paresthesias is an altered sensation atrepparttar 135484 site of liposuction. This may be inrepparttar 135485 form of increased sensitivity inrepparttar 135486 area or loss of feeling. Some cases of this are permanent.

* Swelling

* Death

Given thatrepparttar 135487 surgery had no major complications, recovery from liposuction can still be difficult.

The liposuctioned area appears larger than before because of swelling.

Special compression garments must be worn for two to three weeks to reduce swelling, bleeding, and to help contourrepparttar 135488 new body. The patient starts to feel better after a week or two after liposuction.

Walking is recommended after liposuction to prevent blood clots forming inrepparttar 135489 legs. Finally, exercise and diet will help keep your new shape.

©Charlene J. Nuble 2005. For up to date links and information about liposuction, please go to: http://liposuction.besthealthlink.net/ or for updated links and information on all health related topics, go to: http://www.besthealthlink.net/

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