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Friday, August 29, 2008

More people than ever are seeking help for painful and crippling foot problems as they puts on weight because of misinformation from doctors.

Obesity crisis 'causing painful foot problems'
Article in the Telegraph


"Doctors warn that more people than ever are seeking help for painful and crippling foot problems as the country puts on weight.

Too much weight on the foot and ankle can cause tendon damage and even lead to bone problems such as osteoarthritis, they warn.

A spokesman for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists said that anecdotal evidence suggested that there were around twice as many patients with serious foot problems as 10 years ago.

Mike O'Neill, a consultant podiatric surgeon, said: "It is becoming a really serious problem – people who are bigger put more pressure on their ankles, knees and hips as well as feet.

"This can lead to a range of very serious foot problems, not helped by the fact that obese people often struggle to reach their feet and tend to wear shoes with little support, such as low flat slip ons or flip flops.""

It's the fault of the doctors that their patients are putting on weight and getting these painful foot problems. - They keep giving misinformation about the causes of obesity and what to do to reduce it. - Obesity is caused by salt sensitivity leading to fluid retention when salt or salty food is eaten. Obesity is easily and swiftly reduced by avoiding salt and salty food. - It's not calories that need to be reduced; it's salt intake.

Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, heart attack, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!

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