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Controlling Allergies

Many of us are bothered by allergies and are always fighting to diminish those irritants that cause their bothersome effects. Allergy symptoms can include watery eyes, runny noses and rashes that sometimes translate into full-blown hives. These and other symptoms can be brought about by a number of contaminants that infiltrate the very air that we breathe in our own homes. If you’re among those who are constantly being attacked by airborne allergens, there are some positive steps that you can take in order to reduce or eliminate the elements that are the catalysts to allergy attacks.

Dust or dust mites are the cause of many allergies, and must be eliminated from their most common breeding areas in order to find relief. Since they tend to live in warm and humid places, items such as beds, carpets and upholstered furniture are prime breeding grounds for dust mites. Living on the skin cells that people and their pets shed, they deposit their waste in all of the areas that they live, wreaking havoc on their victims causing allergic reactions.
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Know Your Numbers

We hear it all the time “I don’t know what my cholesterol level is, but my doctor said it was OK.” Well, this is 2009 and it’s important for everyone of us to take more responsibility for our own health; it’s Important to Know Your Numbers.

For instance, some doctors may not take cholesterol seriously and therefore say its “OK” when it’s actually high. In other cases, there may be a mistake made at the office and an “abnormal” result is filed in the “OK” pile. Also, there are different guidelines for cholesterol numbers depending on what other health problems you may have; so what is an “OK” number for one patient may not be “OK” for another.
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What Medication Do You Take Most Often?

The medicine that I use daily for two times a day is Glucophage (550) also known as Metformin. The reason I use it is not because I am diabetic but because I suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Metformin is proving to be the best medicine in my case to control the Syndromes side effects like late or menstrual cycle, facial hair and weight gain. After years of struggling with these side effects I have finally become comfortable with the use of Glucophage, since the condition is life long I am happy that I have finally found something that I can rely on and works. PCOS is also a common cause of infertility in woman; this medicine helps in ovulation.

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