Monthly Archives: August 2013

OEDEMA

OEDEMA is caused when the kidneys &/or heart are beginning to fail in their workload, or if the lymphatic system is congested.   Evidence of this is fluid retention, particularly noticeable at the ankle line and in the feet, lower legs … Continue reading

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SMOKING AND PREGNANCY

SMOKING is associated with decreased fertility, an increased abortion rate, lowered birth weight, an increased still-birth rate and possibly an increased death rate of new born babies. There is also an increased incidence of high blood pressure in mothers (although … Continue reading

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