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Chiropractic Tip:Take Good Care of the Heart and Skin

By Sandy Schroeder

Researchers have tied inflammation in the body to heart disease and the skin condition called eczema that has rough inflamed patches that may bleed.  When inflammation is reduced, the risks to heart and skin go down, according to Harvard Health.

If you are ready to get serious about your heart, skin, and the rest of your body, The Joint Chiropractic clinic can help. Their doctors of chiropractic help people of all shapes, sizes and ages find the best paths to wellness.

Chiropractic Wellness

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief along with better sleep, more energy, and a greater sense of relaxation. Wellness is unique to the individual. As you assess your results, weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may seem like the best course to stay well and work on specific issues such as the heart, skin and body inflammation.

Looking at the Risks

A recent study in BMJ, 2018, focused on 385,000 adults with eczema with an average age of 43. Overall, eczema was linked to a 10-20 percent higher risk of heart disease. This became scarier when researchers realized the cardio risk jumped when the eczema got worse. Here are some of the risks.

  • 70 percent greater risk of heart failure
  • 20 percent higher risk of stroke
  • 40 to 50 percent higher risk of heart attack, unstable angina, irregular heart beat and death from heart disease

Overall, the researchers said that dry itchy skin may be a red flag calling for action on inflammation in the body, which is often linked to overweight.

How to Reduce Inflammation

If you fit the pattern with dry itchy skin, heart, and weight issues, and inflammation, these tips may help. As always, start with your current health conditions and the approval of your doctor.

Cut back on sugar - Ditch the pastries, donuts and sugary sodas and watch out for hidden sugar in salad dressings, pasta sauces and ketchup.

Load up on fruits and veggies - Eat as many fresh whole foods as possible to offset chronic inflammation. Melon, berries, broccoli, spinach, apples and pears are just a few of the choices.

Work on stress - High stress levels go hand-in-hand with inflammation. Do whatever it takes to relax and find a positive outlook. Try yoga, meditation, outdoor time, tai chi and deep breathing exercises.

Exercise every day - Research says regular exercise can keep inflammation down.

When you are ready to get serious about your health, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans and packages eliminate the hassle of insurance. Evening and weekend hours simplify life. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lexington, S.C.

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