Health Check Presented by Kimberly Coleman Chief Executive Officer Employment Ventures www.employmentventures.org
KNOW THE FACTS!Harmful Prescription Drugs • Prescription drugs kill more people each year than automobile and airplane accidents combined. • One million people annually will be hospitalized due to adverse effect of a prescription drug. • A Food and Drug Administration survey of consumer’s shows 70% of physicians don't tell patients about adverse effects of drugs they prescribe.
How to Reduce Your Risk • Keep a medical register: Include the brand and chemical name of drugs that you are taking...why you are taking them. The doses and times of day you are taking them...and any special instructions you received about them. Show this list to specialist and new doctors and pharmacist every time you get a new prescription. • Use Appropriate Research: www.medlineplus.com www.nlm.nih.gov www.mayoclinic.com • Ask questions: Voice issues of concern...insist on answers. • Ask your physician to review your medical records periodically: To determine if some of the drugs you are taking are still necessary or appropriate for you. • Check for boxed warnings. • Research drug interactions. • Check the dosage and administration section.
Alphabetical Guide to Natural Health Bilberry: improves night vision, visual health, and peripheral circulation. Black Cohosh: to relieve premenstrual cramps, and menopausal disorders, such as hot flashes, anxiety and depression. Cayenne: to relieve joint pain, muscle spasms and pain from shingles, phantom pain after amputation and pain from nerve damage caused by complications from diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, such as stomach cramps, gas and indigestion. Echinacea: for colds, influenza, and to help heal wounds. Feverfew leaves: to prevent migraine headaches.
Garlic: to lower cholesterol, reduce blood clot formation in narrowed arteries, relieves symptoms of upper respiratory infection. Ginger-b: to relieve nausea and indigestion. Ginkgo: to treat symptoms connected with decreased blood flow to the brain, particularly in elderly people: short-term memory loss and dizziness, ringing in the ears, headache, depression and anxiety, and circulation problems. Ginseng: to increase energy and sexual stamina and reduce stress and the effects of aging. Golden Seal: (germ killer) to treat canker sores, sore throats and upper respiratory infections. Also as a mild laxative and as an anti-inflammatory therapy. Hawthorn: to help prevent chest pain (angina) and improve cardiac function in people with chronic mild heart failure. Grape Seed Extract: protects cells from free radical damage and promotes healthy circulation.
Horse Chestnut: for leg vein health and healthy blood vessel tone. Kava: to treat anxiety. It's also used to relieve insomnia and nervousness. Milk Thistle: is used to treat loss of appetite, and liver and gallbladder disorders. St. John's Wort: to treat mild to moderate depression. Saw palmetto: to relieve symptoms of prostate enlargement. Valerian: to treat insomnia, nervousness, and anxiety
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