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Peripheral edema

Reducing problem swelling

Swelling of the legs has numerous causes. If there are no other signs or symptoms, mild leg swelling is relatively common and easily managed by making lifestyle changes. However, leg swelling is sometimes associated with a more serious underlying disease requiring medical attention.

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Can I still get enough fiber on gluten free diet?

A: Yes you can, and that's important because fiber has several health benefits. Fiber is best known for preventing and relieving constipation by helping to bulk up and soften stool, making it easier to pass. It may also lower the risk of hemorrhoids, pouches in the colon (diverticulosis) and... Read More

Are there risks in taking the antibiotic Cipro?

A: In December 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning about fluoroquinolone antibiotics use in certain people. The warning cited an increased risk of bulging in the aorta, the large artery carrying blood from the heart to the body. This bulging is known as an... Read More