Archive for April, 2010

Treatment For Brain Tumors

Friday, April 30th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Cancer

Many persons with brain cancers want to know everything regarding their disease as well their treatment. Nevertheless, stress and shock after diagnosis of brain cancer may make it harder for everything. The patient really found it hard to be thinking of what to ask for the doctor.

It sometimes helps in making a listing of queries before going to the doctor. To aid in recalling what the physician says, the patient may take remarks or ask if she/he can use tape recorder. Others wish to bring a family member or friends with them as they talk with the doctor.

The patient might ask for referral. Specialists who cure brain cancers include neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologist and medical oncologists.

Before the start of treatment, the patient might wish for second opinion regarding diagnosis and treatment plan. Various insurance groups require 2nd opinion; others might cover 2nd opinion when the physician or patients request it.

The following are the ways in order to seek for second opinion:

Doctors of the patient might pass on the patient to other specialists. At cancer institutions, several specialists frequently act together as team. Cancer Information Services can inform callers regarding adjacent treatment centers. A local or state medical society, an adjacent hospital or medical school can generally give the names of the specialists.

ABMS have listing of physicians who have undergone training needs and have met particular education and were able to pass field examinations. The directory can be found in several public libraries. The ABMS directory contains the names of specialists along with educational background and their specialty.

The physician may describe choices in treatment and may discuss the outcome expected with every treatment option. The doctor as well as the patient may work together in order to create a treatment preparation that can fit the needs of the patient. Treatment is dependent on the amount of factors, which includes the type, size, location and grade of the cancer. For a few types of brain tumor, it is necessary for the doctor to know whether the tumor cells were seen in the CSF or cerebrospinal fluid.

The treatment depends on the number of reasons, counting the type, location, size, and grade of tumor. For a few types of brain cancer, the doctor also needs to know whether cancer cells were found in the cerebrospinal fluids.

A patient may ask the following questions to the physician before the start of treatment:

  • Is the tumor benign or malignant?
  • What was the type of brain tumor the patient has?
  • What are the choices of treatment?
  • What were the advantages of every type of treatments?
  • What were the probable side effects and risks of every treatment?

The most important thing to consider before submitting to any treatment is the preparedness of the patient.

Can Sinusitis Cause Dizziness?

Friday, April 30th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Allergies

In a short and non-descriptive sense, yes – sinusitis can cause dizziness. How? Of course you already know that sinusitis is the inflammation of the nasal passages preventing you from discharging as well as promoting build-up of mucus. Whether chronic or acute, most cases usually originate from one of the three major causes; fungus infection, common colds and allergies. But what causes dizziness? Simple, the fluid blockage caused by sinus problems can be enough to affect your ears, causing vertigo or imbalance.

Most individuals tend to experience vertigo in the early morning after they first wake up. This along with the combinations like facial pain and throbbing headaches can be very troublesome. Other symptoms that may join the fray (adding more to your misery) may include; coughing, reduced sense of taste and smell, nausea, ear pain and even fatigue. Symptoms may sometimes be solitary but for most times they appear in two or even more combinations.

Sinusitis dizziness is not a very serious condition and light to moderate care will even be enough in handling the problem. But it does require care nonetheless. Setting the problem aside to fester can cause it to become worse (even complicated in some instances). Since the dizziness is caused by the inflammation of your nasal passages taking the necessary medications will ease dizziness as well as all the other symptoms.

When talking about treatment there are basically two avenues of relief that you will be able to count on – herbal or conventional options. Conventional methods will usually give you relief when you need it the most and can be very effective in taking care of the condition. The problem is that aside from delivering relief, they may also deliver something else; side effects. Side effects of sinus medications like drowsiness, nausea or upset stomach are very tolerable of course, but they will still affect you one way or another.

Herbal alternatives on the other hand offers you relief by working with your body’s natural immune system, meaning; no side effects, making them a better option as compared to conventional medication. But even with this fact, you will still need to practice care as not all herbal remedies will suit you. Some herbs may contain compounds that you are allergic to which can worsen the situation even further. Sinusitis dizziness can also be treated with the use of herbs.

Dizziness along with all the other symptoms can be easily taken care of, as long as you are willing to take the necessary steps. With proper knowledge and information, you will be able to find effective treatment methods that will handle the problem safely. If you suspect that you may have sinusitis, learn as much as you can about the condition first, then the right steps to handle it. This will help clear that cloggy nose of yours in no time.

How to Control Hypertension

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Hypertension

There’s one good saying “Health is Wealth”, well said. Good health in other words is energy, happiness and all of these bring serenity in our life.

Combating with the situations which come in our way and still maintaining health is not an easy task. But nothing is impossible, impossible is the word that itself says “I’m possible”. After all we are human, we have feelings and emotions like happiness, sadness, anger and so on. Everyday we go through these emotions and sometimes we stress ourselves when limit is crossed.

Stress is definitely a cause of hypertension. Every one of us reacts differently to stress. Some of us smoke, take drink, cry, eat too much or less, etc. Because of stress, adrenaline hormone is released which cause vasoconstriction.

What actually is stress?

It’s a strain which we take upon us due to the external or internal factors like:

  • No money, no job. Today’s big problem
  • Job dissatisfaction,
  • Spoilt relationship with superior.
  • Not able to meet the time line.
  • Social stress, pressure of society,
  • Unmarried peoples get loneliness.
  • Poverty.

Stress can be relieved by stress management. Everybody is blessed with some or the other skills, some people are good in painting, some are good in singing, dancing and some good in their colonial hand. Try the things which makes you feel relax.

Other options are also there like:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Sports
  • Listening to music
  • Reading

Everybody starting from children to old age population is fond of eating. How many of us can control over eating habits? Hardly any. We like French fries, pizzas, canned food but guess the content of sodium! Our daily requirement of sodium is 1500mg, less than a teaspoon. But two slices of pizza exceed our daily requirement. What happens next? Sodium imbalance, kidney failure, water retention, weight gain, edema, loss of potassium which all are reasons for hypertension.

We can overcome all of these especially by changing our lifestyle. Hypertension can be controlled by DASH (Dietary approaches to stop hypertension) plan and regular regime of workout and control over diet. Eating food containing high potassium like nuts, legumes and lowering sodium intake by avoiding especially canned or preserved food items.

Whenever we are happy we celebrate with a Champagne, which is a must. Social drinking doesn’t impact on our body much. But addiction of alcohol drinking which goes hand in hand with smoking too, does impact. Not much is known about direct relationship between alcohol addiction and hypertension. But studies show that after alcohol consumption it sets on sympathetic activity and vasoconstriction related hormones are released and thus becomes a cause of hypertension.

Alcohol consumption coupled with other disorders like obesity could synergistically affect blood pressure.

Only way to overcome alcohol related hypertension is to quit dependency on alcohol and smoking. Hard to do but not impossible. Engage yourself with family members or some kind of sports or support group which does not remind of drinking and smoking.

These were the ways which we implement in our lives and get rid of hypertension. But to bring down the blood pressure quickly antihypertensive medicines are available.

Some of them are as stated:

  • Diuretics such as bumetanide, epitizide
  • Vasodilators such as sodium nitroprusside
  • Antagonist of adrenaline receptor like timolol, terazosin

Again there is a saying that ignorance is bliss, but in body science ignorance can be life threatening.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Pain Management

Hemorrhoids are those swollen veins that are found only in the anus and within the rectum and is usually common among many individuals. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal and external depending on whether they are inside the rectum or outside the anus.

Studies have shown that many people are now reporting cases of hemorrhoids as they are now able to identify the symptoms associated with it.

Symptoms associated with this condition.

With an internal hemorrhoid, they are usually found inside the rectum. It often causes painless bleeding especially at the end of bowel movement. However when there is signs of blood it is often best to seek medical help. Other symptoms include the sensation of fullness which makes you feel as if you want to stool even though there is nothing. When this feeling occurs many people try to strain to pass bowel movement which only worsens the situation.

External hemorrhoids which are found around the anus usually causes pain, itching and irritation especially around the anus. External hemorrhoids occur when the hemorrhoids have prolapsed and are seen hanging outside the anus. It can also occur when hemorrhoids become twisted or a blood clot has happened. Painful lump and swelling is also another symptom of hemorrhoid.

How to prevent Hemorrhoids.

There are generally a few preventative methods to follow in order to prevent hemorrhoids.

First you can ensure that exercise becomes a daily part of you life. Secondly increase your intake of water. Studies have shown that not many people drink water and drinking water on a daily basis helps to soften stool therefore reducing your need to strain whenever you visit the bathroom. Thirdly, increase the intake of fiber in the diet.

Hemorrhoids are sometimes confused with anal fissures but what you need to realize is that though similar, they are very different. Anal fissures are caused by constipation. When stools are hard and dry the anal cavity is forced to open wider which results in tear or anal fissure.

This condition also causes sharp stinging and pain when passing bowel movement whereas hemorrhoids cause bleeding but no pain. Often times when people see bright red spots on your toilet paper and experience pain during bowel movement they usually mistake it for a hemorrhoid. But this can be an indication that you have an anal fissure

You should now be able to recognize symptoms of hemorrhoids without delay and try to find solutions or visit a doctor to try and get treatment.

I know having this condition can be a drag and it makes you feel extremely uncomfortable especially when you realize that you can’t even sit on your bottom. But do not despair. You want to know why.
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Lifestyle Changes to Win Over Asthma

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Asthma

Living with a chronic illness such as asthma can be difficult and challenging. Making it one’s strength and not weakness lies in one’s own hands. Some healthy lifestyle changes can help coping with asthma easier. Identifying what triggers an episode of asthma in an individual and preventing such triggering factors could keep the disease well in control.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by the inflammation and narrowing of the airways that is manifested by sudden episodes of breathlessness, incessant coughing and wheezing.
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Various kinds of triggering factors could be responsible for an episode of asthma such as:

  • Genetic cause
  • Respiratory tract infections (bacterial/viral)
  • Family history of asthma
  • Exposure to air-borne allergens such as pollens, dust, insects & mites, pet fur and irritants such as tobacco smoke
  • Other factors like breast feeding and fat consumption could also be responsible
  • Stress, anxiety and exercise could be triggering factors

An interesting theory proposed towards the epidemiological factors related to asthma is the “hygiene hypothesis“. This states that naturally occurring microbial exposures in early life may have prompted early immune maturation and prevented allergic diseases and asthma from developing. Subsequently, children raised in modern metropolitan life styles, relatively devoid of this natural microbial burden, may have under-stimulated immune systems in infancy, thereby allowing for the ‘allergic march’- a pattern of pro-allergic immune development and disorders that occurs in early life. This has been proposed to be the cause of increasing trends of asthma in modern cosmopolitan environment and lifestyle.

What Lifestyle changes can be of help?
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The new proposed causes and epidemiological factors have opened up new avenues of thought towards the prevention of asthma.

  • Identifying possible allergens and avoiding them is the best way to keep a check on asthma. Pollens, molds, dust mites and pet dander should be avoided. The major cat allergen Fel d 1 has been seen to be carried by small-dimension particles (< 5 micron diameter) that readily become airborne and persist unmodified for a long time. Often contaminated clothes have been seen to be potent carriers of this allergen. Thus washing of contaminated clothes could be a simple and effective way to control asthma due to cat dander.
  • Cockroach allergens constitute another important cause of environment-related respiratory allergy and may trigger asthma exacerbations in sensitized individuals. In the prevention of cockroach allergy, the use of chemical agents associated with an intensive vacuum cleaning of indoor environments is an important tool in removing cockroach material containing allergenic proteins.
  • A proper temperature maintenance and good ventilated indoors can be of help to asthma sufferers. Usually a temp of 68-72 deg F is suggested.
  • Recent studies have shown that dietary sodium could be a constituent which may be implicated in this phenomenon behind asthma. Adoption of a low sodium diet for a period of 2-5 weeks have shown improvements in lung function and decreased bronchial reactivity in adults with asthma, while sodium loading appeared to have a detrimental effect.
  • Avoiding smoking– both active as well as passive could be helpful
  • Wearing a mask while outside can help prevent exposure to dust and smoke.
  • A mold inhibitor could be added to paint used on walls especially in washrooms which are more prone to dampness
  • Knowledge of correct administration of medications like inhalers contributes to asthma prevention. One must visit his doctor regularly for check-ups.
  • Correctly planned physical activity can improve both physical as well as emotional health in asthma patients
  • Talking to family members and people with the same illness could be mentally relaxing
  • Other mental relaxation techniques like meditation can be of help to cut down the stress and anxiety behind asthma.

A chronic illness like asthma can never be cured. Its “prevention” is its only “cure”. Living with an illness could be disappointing and frustrating. Some healthy changes in lifestyle could be a boon in all regards. Do not let asthma win over you…..with small differences in the way you live….you can be a winner too!

Herbal Remedy For Panic Attacks

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Mood Disorders

The use of herbal remedy for panic attacks has become one of the more common methods employed today. This is because, unlike the use of drugs and other forms of medication, herbal remedies for panic attacks are not accompanied with any unwanted side effects. People do not have to worry about a dryness of mouth, dizziness or a change in appetite which they often experience with drug use. They also are able to benefit from many other positive effects by using herbal remedies.

There are many herbal treatments available for people who experience panic attacks. The decision of which of these will be used will depend on the needs of each individual.

Some of the more common herbs used include:

Chamomile: The use of Chamomile has been in use for many years. The effect of Chamomile tea loosens the muscles of the body leaving people feeling relaxed and refreshed. The actions of Chamomile can therefore be highly beneficial when taken by people who are experiencing anxiety attacks. Chamomile also helps combat many of the digestive problems that occur during panic attacks. For example, it is effective in curing instances of nausea.

Lavender: Considering that Lavender is such a lovely smelling herb, it is not surprising that its use can significantly improve the spirits of people who are depressed. Lavender can be used as an aromatherapy herb in a warm bath or mixed with massage oils. The simple sweet smelling presence of lavender in a room can also successfully lift the spirits of people around.

Passion flower: One of the common symptoms of panic attacks is a condition known as sleep apnea. This is characterized by rapid and labored breathing when people are asleep. People who suffer from this type of attacks often wake up suddenly in the night unable to breathe. The use of passion flower can easily prevent this. The passion flower herb acts as a mild sedative thereby allowing people to have a calmer experience while sleeping. It also ensures that people sleep for far longer hours, allowing their bodies efficiently recharge and rebuild energy levels.

There are many stores which offer Herbal remedy for panic attacks on-line. However, with most sources on the Internet, it is always important that people only buy their herbs from proven on-line sources. Panic attacks are unpleasant experiences which can creep up suddenly on anyone. With the use of the right herbs however, they can also just as easily be cured.

Sinusitis Nose

Monday, April 26th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Diseases

I’ve heard many times people ask why in the world they are sinusitis sufferers. There are many reasons but one that is not often discussed is having what is known as a sinusitis nose. This refers to a specific structural deviation or abnormality that predisposes you to having sinusitis. Most doctors only focus on one specific structurally abnormality for the nose, a deviated nasal septum. So do you have a sinusitis nose?

Well let’s look at the most common one, which is a deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is composed of both cartilage and bone and divides the nasal passages into two sections. If this septum is deviated from the mid-line, it can occlude the sinus or nasal passageways. This occlusion very often leads to chronic sinusitis. Symptoms of a deviated nasal septum include snoring, waking up extremely tired, frequent nosebleeds or extremely dry nasal passages, and an occluded nasal passageway. Septoplasty is a quick and easy outpatient solution for severe deviated nasal septum. I’ve seen many times though that doctors quickly jump to this procedure without getting an accurate diagnosis so please make sure you see a specialist before going this route.

Another common sinusitis nose abnormality is nasal polyps. These are local proliferation of the nasal mucus forming a small mass. This mass then can cause occlusion or irritation of the surrounding tissues. It is true that sinusitis can actually cause nasal polyps but in my experience they usually precede it. In my opinion allergies are more likely the cause of this tissue growth. Chronic irritation with pollen or other allergens is the culprit. I have had a few patients where polyps have decreased by removing allergens and using some nasal irrigation techniques but it is far and few in between. Surgical removal is usually the best solution but as with septoplasty, please make sure to see a specialist to make sure.

Enlarged adenoids can mimic a nasal polyp as well. Your adenoids are lymphoid tissues which act as the “guardians”, monitoring for bacteria and viruses that you breathe in. The symptoms of enlarged adenoids are often confused with a deviated nasal septum as they are very similar. Only visualization can differentiate between the two. As with polyps allergies are most often the cause for increased adenoids. Focusing on removing allergens, dust and pollens are necessary for this solving this. Many specialists are recommending ablation, or removal, of this tissue to help. Although this can relieve symptoms there are a few studies showing that people without their adenoids have more frequent viral infections. This makes sense since not having adenoids means you lose some of the immune tissue that is responsible for keeping you healthy.

If you’ve had a history of cleft palate then you definitely are someone predisposed to sinusitis. The unfortunately thing is that there is not much you can do to help solve this one. Using sinus irrigation techniques and other immune boosting agents to help reduce any other sinusitis factors is the best treatment option for those with a history of a cleft palate.

Lastly trauma to the face can give you a sinusitis nose. As with a history of cleft palate there is not much you can do about this one unless you’re dead set on plastic surgery. There are some anecdotal reports of some who had plastic surgery to their nose experienced a decrease in sinusitis infections. This is rare but it can happen.

Uncovering ADHD Behaviour Issue

Saturday, April 24th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Mental health

Have you ever imagined living in the same house with a child with ADHD? Having a child with ADHD is like setting a tornado free within your home. You never know what to expect and there is always something going on. Imagine releasing a bundle of free energy, the result would be chaos. This is often the reason why parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder get frustrated. ADHD behaviour issues can bring a parent’s stress levels to an all time high if not addressed properly. In the school setting, ADHD behaviour issues can cause disruptions in class, impaired relationships with other students and also difficulty in learning. What are these issues anyway?

Children with ADHD have trouble understanding sequence. They do not know how to manage their time properly and it may give parents problems. Preparing for school may become a nightmare because these children do not exactly understand that it takes time to do things. They think that you can finish doing a lot of stuff in just a quarter of an hour. This behaviour or trait also prevents them from being sneaky because they do not understand that an event is interrelated to another. This makes them loss track of the time easily. Even when the child is punished for certain behaviour, this said behaviour will still be repeated in a few days time.

When a child is confronted doing something wrong, the child will always say that he does not know why he did that. It is because of the child’s inability to understand sequence and also because of the child’s impulsiveness and easy distractibility. The child will often move from one activity to another. They get distracted by just a single glance at an object. They do not remember the actions that led to a certain thing which is why they often answer with “I don’t know” when confronted. This is not because the child wants to answer back or is just making fun. It really is true that the child does not have any idea how that happened.

One of the ADHD behavioural issues is their seeming lack of self-control. Children with ADHD have poor attention and are very impulsive when it comes to decision-making. They do not think things through before pursuing an action. They often have outbursts that they can not control. They may suddenly blurt out comments or talk excessively without meaning to. These children have difficulty concentration on activities such as doing their homework or chores. However, if they are engaged in an enjoyable activity such as playing videogames, they have what is called hyperfocus. This is when they are intensely engrossed with what they are doing that they are left unaware of what is going on in their environment.

You are now well armed with the information you need to understand ADHD behavioural issues. Your next step should be to take what you have learned and apply this knowledge to eradicate the unwanted ADHD behavioural issues.

Female Genital Herpes

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 No Commented
Under: Diseases

Fact: 60% of women suffering from genital herpes do not know they have the disease otherwise known as HSV-2 and unwittingly pass it along to their unsuspecting partners. Signs of female genital herpes vary and transmission can occur in some unlikely ways.

What is HSV-2 and How Does It Affect Women
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HSV-2 in more commonly known as genital and in women just as in men it can take up residence in the sacral ganglion region of the spine. When the virus is active it may migrate to the vaginal, inner thigh or anal area of the women. At that time liquid filled blisters or pimple like pustules will form, eventually breaking open and scabbing over. The duration of a breakout may vary, but generally last between 10-14 days, depending on severity. The first breakout tends to occur within the first 14 days of contact with the infected person again, usually appearing around the vaginal and/or anal regions. In some more severe breakouts glandular swelling and flu like symptoms may occur. Such severe symptoms may need the care of a physician.


Female genital herpes transmission most often occurs with direct contact from a sexual partner when the partner is “shedding”. During “shedding” the virus is active on the skin, no symptoms may be shown, but this is the period when the HSV-2 virus is most contagious. Transmission can occur while kissing, during intercourse, from oral to genital, genital to oral contact and little known vehicle of transmission “sex toys”. It is recommended that “sex toys” not be shared or sanitized thoroughly as not to infect your partner. The herpes virus can also be spread from mother to child during birth; the virus can find its way to the uterus and urinary tract in women. Should a female be experiencing a genital herpes breakout during birth, the physician may recommend a cesarean birth.


Female genital herpes maybe diagnosed most commonly in one of two ways: visual inspection or blood test. The most common, the visual inspection, is a self-assessment in which either redness, blisters or scabbing are present, but you may still want to confirm with your physician. Less common, but more effective are blood tests in which your physician can check for HSV-2 antibodies in your blood confirming the presence of the virus.

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As of yet, there is no cure for female genital herpes, but there are several ways to both decrease the number and severity of breakouts. Everyday suppression techniques include stress management, eating food low in arginine and simple L-Lysine supplements. I highly recommend you seek out reading material regarding a healthier herpes lifestyle and confidently say you will live a happier, healthier almost herpes free lifestyle.

The Ultimate Depression Cure

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 No Commented
Under: Depression

It may surprise you to know that as many as one person out of every ten suffers from some form of major depression, and of the many millions of sufferers spread across the world, less than 20% receive adequate help or assistance. The WHO, (World Health Organization), states that depression is the world’s fourth largest illness, and it is the greatest root cause of a number of serious disabilities. Depression treatment is an essential, although the types of treatment are both numerous and diverse, and finding the right kind of treatment that will benefit you most, can be quite difficult.

However, if you yourself suffer from depression, or bipolar disorder as it is sometimes known, and you are considering finding help, then you have already taken the first very significant step towards finding a depression treatment that will help you to put your life back again. One of the most common problems that manic depressives face is one of denial. Overcoming this denial is key. Only then will you be able to go about finding professional depression help.

The beginning to finding a cure for most people begins with their own doctors. Doctors have a wealth of experience of dealing with patients suffering from bipolar disorder. In some very severe cases, prescribed medication can help. However, prescription drugs are very invasive and often expose those that take them to unpleasant side effects. There is also a very great fear amongst the medical profession that it is all too easy to become unhealthily dependent on these drugs.

But depression treatment does not have to be drug related. Your doctor may recommend joining a therapy group, and this sort of group activity is known in many cases to provide depression help and support.

The most successful depression treatment, and one that is gaining more and more recognition, both within the medical fraternity, and amongst depressives themselves, is professional counseling. When you embark on a course of depression help via counseling, you will be getting the best analytical support from a trained qualified counselor; someone who knows all there is to know about the various types of depression, what causes depression, and how it can gain the upper hand; but most importantly of all, how to dig down to understand the root cause, and once this is identified, how to go about treating it and getting your life back on track again.

Group therapies can be helpful, and they certainly give you the comfort of knowing that you are not alone, and you can share your experiences with your peers. However, whilst that may help you to come to terms with your condition, it is not a depression treatment as such. It does not tackle the cause; it is directed more to helping to deal with the symptoms; but whilst this is an important depression help tool, it is identifying and treating the cause that will lead to recovery; and that is exactly what professional counseling does.

Your councilor will be able to bond with you in a way that no one else can. Professional councilors are highly skilled practitioners who can gently help you to seek out the underlying cause of your depression, but more importantly, they are have a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading through the tortuous mental mine field, and to put you on the road to recovery, and eventual cure.

Hiatal Hernia Treatment

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 No Commented
Under: Diseases

There are many people who suffer from hiatal hernias each year. A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or body part into an area where it shouldn’t be. A hiatal hernia is a condition that occurs when the part of the stomach, and in some cases the lower part of the esophagus, pushes through the hiatus in the diaphragm into the chest cavity.

Symptoms of a hiatal hernia are similar to those of GERD or acid reflux disease. These include heartburn, sore throat, hoarseness, chest pain and regurgitation. These are mainly caused by reflux of stomach acid and stomach contents. Health care professionals rarely suggest surgery as hiatal hernia treatment. In some cases medications similar for acid reflux symptoms may be prescribed for a hiatal hernia treatment. However these drugs are notorious for their dangerous side effects and allergic reactions that can be deadly.

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Another factor to consider is the fact that many people enjoy traveling and extended stays abroad. This can present a problem if you have become dependent on such prescription drugs. Fortunately there are many home cures and natural remedies that can be used as hiatal hernia treatment. These have proven to be extremely effective for many and are well complimented by a healthy diet and regular exercise. The great thing is that these natural remedies are easily accessed in almost any part of the world.

And in fact, traveling can actually often make the diet and exercise portions of your hiatal hernia treatment easier as well. And if you are traveling to countries like China or other old world countries, there may be other natural remedies available that you can try. The fact is that traveling itself often forces you to walk regularly and get more exercise than you might ordinarily. Many people fail in the exercise portion of their hiatal hernia treatment at home because they get bored of walking the same places or staring at the same walls in front of the treadmill. Traveling normally provides many new sights and paths to travel along with great new experiences that can revitalize the soul.

You will often find that traveling can also provide many more healthy options for eating that can make hiatal hernia treatment easier. Western society and in particular the North American way of eating with it’s fast food and highly acidic diet has played a huge role in many health conditions, especially those involving acid reflux.

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Other countries often have more natural produce which in turn creates an overall healthier you. So if you having been contemplating traveling but have been worried about your hiatal hernia treatment, do a little research on your planned destinations and GO FOR IT! If you are really concerned then spend a little more time planning your trip and how you can best accommodate your hiatal hernia treatment needs. Plan outings ahead of time that involve walking and sight seeing.

See what fun sports there are to enjoy that aren’t too strenuous or make reservations for excursions from your hotel in advance. Look up menu options at your hotel. Most airlines also will provide special meals if needed. If you are going to be staying in a location for an extended period of time then check out what local markets are in the area and you may even be able to have your hotel stock your room with items you need on your arrival including any natural remedies you are used to taking as part of your hiatal hernia treatment.

HCG Hormone For Weight Loss

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 No Commented
Under: Weight Loss

The HCG hormone for weight loss is a revolutionary concept of reducing weight. Previous to it, our idea of losing weight is limited to performance of rigid daily exercises and not eating much. We believed the combination of the two will surely lead to reduced body weight. Unfortunately, given that most people are too busy making a living or too occupied with TV watching, most efforts often fail to obtain satisfactory results. The HCG hormone because it does away with time-consuming exercise presents overweight people with opportunity to reduce without routine activities being disrupted, something that greatly increases their chances of finally succeeding to eliminate unwanted body fats.

This hormone was discovered by DR. ATW Simeons who worked for years with pregnant women. He observed that the HCG, which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, helps pregnant break down all the foods they eat into useful nutrients to sustain their bodies and babies. This is the reason why expectant mothers do not gain much weight even if they eat a lot. From this observation, the Doctor conceptualized the idea of using the hormone as a substance for weight reduction.

We become fat because our metabolism is unable to burn all the fats our body takes in. To make matters worse, they are not flushed out of the body but stored instead in unlikely places. The results are double chins, bulging stomachs and thighs. The HCG hormones help reduce weight by helping our metabolic process work like the way it works in pregnant women – efficiently breaking all foods into useful nutrients or flushing wastes out of our systems.

It must be noted, however, that the powers of the HCG hormone cannot work alone. To be useful, it needs the HCG diet specially formulated to activate the hormone and detoxify the body of harmful wastes. We can see easily the purpose of the very low calorie but protein and fiber rich diet – lessen the fats we consume to focus our metabolism on burning accumulated fats and ridding our bodies of waste materials. There is no better way to lose weight fast.

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