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What's Backing You Up?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2016 10:10:01 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

You'd never expect this link!

Ever wonder what might be causing constipation? Well a lot of things like foods, medicines, etc., but a recent study found that there is a link between constipation and the herpes infection.

Herpes is typically thought of and characterized by painful lesions but this virus can also cause constipation.

This not only expands the research on herpes, but may help patients who have no clear understanding on the cause of their gastrointestinal related issues and diseases.

People with herpes have reported in the past symptoms such as: constipation and urinary retention and there was no understood mechanism. The herpes simplex virus-2, the number one cause of genital herpes in the United States, was investigated in mice. The researchers found that the herpes virus spread from the genitals to nerves in the spinal cord and then onto neurons in the colon, killing them.

The damaged colonic neurons prevented the movement of food along the digestive tract which led to an enlarged colon and diseases. The study found a previously unrecognized pathway of disease. Other members of the herpes family such as Epstein-Barr virus, chicken pox virus. and cytomegalovirus have been found within the neurons of the colon in people suffering with chronic constipation. If a doctor cannot find the root cause of the constipation they may want to look at this infection.

Whether it be herpes or constipation you are covered at Second Nature Care.

For herpes: we use safe and effective Ozone therapy. It can be used in I.V. form, drinking ozonated water, breathing it in via nasal cannula, rectal insufflation and topical applications.  Once released in the body, ozone molecules go after pathogens and destroy them.  Ozone therapy is able to break the frequency and intensity of outbreaks. It is effective at controlling and killing the viral load.  Ozone induces cytokine action that decreases viral replication.  

For constipation: we really know how to get you moving! It is treated effectively with a combination of nutrition. nutraceuticles, and colonic therapy. A series of colonics can give a brand new feeling.

Not to mention, Ozone and Colonics go great together!

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Topics: Detoxification

Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

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