Living With Rheumatic Fever

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Living With Rheumatic Fever

I had a question the other day about rheumatic fever.

Rheumatic fever is a complication of a streptococcal infection.
It typically develops following strep throat, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, or ear infection.
It most often affects children aged 5-18.
Rheumatic fever develops from the buildup of antibodies produced to fight off the strep infection – only the antibodies end up attacking your body’s own tissues.
This disorder may affect one or several parts of your body, among them your heart, brain, and joints.
If your heart is affected, permanent damage to one or more heart valves may result.
The first signs of rheumatic fever are typically pain, inflammation, and stiffness in a large joint like your knee, accompanied by fever.
The pain and swelling can travel from one joint to another.
There may be an accompanying skin rash.
Other symptoms may include bumps or nodules over a joint or joints, fatigue, and uncontrollable jerky movements of your arm, leg, or facial muscles.
After having rheumatic fever once, the disease tends to recur.
Long-term effects of rheumatic fever can include heart failure, skin disorders, anemia, endocarditis (inflammation of your heart lining), heart arrhythmias, pericarditis (inflammation of the sac surrounding your heart), Sydenham’s chorea (a disorder of the nervous system), and arthritis.

To deal with rheumatic fever it’s helpful to:

*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water and fresh juices every day to hydrate your cells.

*Bayberry bark, burdock root, milk thistle, nettle, pau d’arco, and yellow dock purify your blood, fight infection, and help with recuperation after the trauma of illness.

*Birch leaves help to reduce pain.

*Catnip tea is also a nerve tonic.

*Cordyceps, a Chinese herb, is beneficial for your heart.  It can slow your heart rate, increase blood supply to your arteries and heart, and lower blood pressure.

*Dandelion has a long history in the treatment of fever.

*Hawthorn leaf, myrrh gum, and red clover detoxify and deacidify your blood.

*Wintergreen oil can be applied to your chest in compress form to relieve pain.

*Eat no solid food until the fever subsides and joint pain begins to ease.  Then keep to a light diet, including fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, cottage cheese, and fruit juices.

*Don’t consume any caffeine, carbonated soft drinks, fried foods, processed or refined foods, salt, or sugar in any form during the recovery period.  These foods slow healing.

*Get plenty of bed rest.  This is vital for recovery.

*If antibiotics are prescribed, take Optiflora (see below) following antibiotic treatment to replace the needed “friendly” bacteria.  Antibiotics are usually necessary to fight the underlying Streptococcus infection and help prevent permanent heart damage.

*Don’t give aspirin to a child with a fever.  Use acetaminophen or ibuprofen instead.

If you’re dealing with rheumatic fever, try these (100% money-back guarantee):

It’s essential to use:  Vita-Lea, Protein, OmegaGuardOptifloraJoint Health Complex, Garlic, Vitamin C, Alfalfa.

It’s important to use:  Calcium/Magnesium, CoQHeart, Vitamin D, VivixB-Complex, CarotoMax, FlavoMax, Vitamin D, Vitamin E.

It’s beneficial to use:  Pain Relief Complex, Stress Relief ComplexDTX, Herb-Lax, EZ-Gest (between meals), Joint and Muscle Pain Cream, Performance.

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