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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Heart failure is the
pathophysiologic state in which the heart. Heart failure, also called
congestive heart failure. Heart failure is a progressive disorder in
which damage to the heart causes weakening of the cardiovascular system.
Heart failure develops over time as the pumping of the heart grows
weaker. It can affect the right side of the heart only or both the left
and right sides of the heart. Most cases involve both sides of the heart.
Heart failure also affects the kidneys\' ability to dispose of sodium and
water. The retained water increases the edema. Heart failure may be
caused by myocardial failure but may also occur in the presence of near-
normal cardiac function under conditions of high demand. Heart failure
always causes circulatory failure, but the converse is not necessarily.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeart failure is a very common condition. About
five million people in the United States have heart failure, and it
results in about 300,000 deaths each year. Heart failure is caused by
various other conditions, such as heart disease, and is most common in
those over 65. Heart failure can either be acute (suddenly starts) or
chronic (long-term). In chronic heart failure, the main symptom is
breathlessness, which may occur during mild physical activity or even
when at rest. Other symptoms of chronic heart failure include tiredness
and the build up of fluid in the tissues (oedema), particularly the
lungs. The ankles swell and the liver becomes enlarged. In severe cases a
large amount of fluid builds up within the tummy. Acute heart failure
occurs when the heart suddenly stops working properly. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHeart failure treatment includes medicines, and heart
transplantation. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors drugs
help people with heart failure live longer and feel better. ACE
inhibitors also gruff some of the effects of hormones that promote salt
and water retention. ACE inhibitors can cause an irritating cough in some
people. AIIRA work in a similar way to ACE inhibitors but tend to be used
in people who have side effects from ACE inhibitors Digoxin (Lanoxin)
also referred to as digitalis, increases the strength of your heart
muscle contractions. Digoxin reduces heart failure symptoms and improves
your ability to live with the condition.<br />\r\n\nHeart pumps
mechanical devices, called left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), are
implanted into the abdomen and attached to a weakened heart to help it
pump.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeart Failure Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Don’t smoke. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Stay
active. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Limit salt and sodium intake. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Lose weight if you are overweight. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Get enough rest, including after exercise, eating, or other
activities. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Don’t cook with salt or add salt
to what you are eating. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoid foods that are
naturally high in sodium, like anchovies, meats etc.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n8. Use oil and vinegar, rather than bottled dressings, on salads.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9. Eat fresh fruit or sorbet when having dessert.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n10 Beta-blockers is particularly useful for those
with a history of coronary artery disease \n \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Blood pressure is
determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of
resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart
pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.High
blood pressure is also called hypertension. High blood pressure is a
blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher. Nearly 1 in 3 American
adults has high blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, it
usually lasts a lifetime. Hypertension can be classified as either
essential (primary) or secondary. Essential hypertension indicates that
no specific medical cause can be found to explain a patient\'s condition.
Secondary hypertension indicates that the high blood pressure is a result
of another condition, such as kidney disease or certain tumors.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPeople with hypertension had greater declines in all
three functional measures than those with normal blood pressure. High
blood pressure might also be caused by another medical problem.
Regardless of race, age, or gender, anyone can develop high blood
pressure. At severely high pressures, defined as mean arterial pressures
50% or more above average. Sodium is an environmental factor that has
received the greatest attention. Hypertension is one of the most common
complex disorders, with genetic heritability averaging 30%. Approximately
60% of the essential hypertension population is responsive to sodium
intake. Sleep apnea is a common, under-recognized cause of hypertension.
Another claimed cause of hypertension is the misalignment of vertebrae
within the spinal column. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCertain medications
including birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants also may
cause secondary hypertension. You can control high blood pressure through
healthy lifestyle habits and taking medicines. Calcium channel blockers
(CCBs) keep calcium from entering the muscle cells of your heart and
blood vessels. Nervous system inhibitors relax blood vessels by
controlling nerve impulses from the brain. Vasodilators open blood
vessels by directly relaxing the muscle in the vessel walls, causing
blood pressure to go down. Reducing sodium (salt) diet is proven very
effective. Weight reduction and regular aerobic exercise (e.g. jogging)
are recommended as the first steps in treating mild to moderate
hypertension. Avoid tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking has been shown
to lower blood pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHigh Blood Pressure
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Beta blockers
medications reduce the workload on your heart.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Reducing sodium (salt) diet is proven very effective.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Nervous system inhibitors relax blood vessels by controlling
nerve impulses from the brain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Thiazide
diuretics medications act on your kidneys to help your body eliminate
sodium and water. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Angiotensin II receptor
blockers medications help relax blood vessels by blocking the action.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Weight reduction and regular aerobic exercise
(e.g. jogging) are recommended. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoid tobacco
smoking and alcohol drinking has been shown to lower blood pressure.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2933','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    A hydatiform mole is
a growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy
instead of a foetus. A hydatidiform mole results from over-production of
the tissue that is supposed to develop into the placenta. The placenta
normally feeds a fetus during pregnancy. An anomalous growth containing a
nonviable embryo which implants and proliferates within the uterus. In
Western countries, 1 of every 1000-1500 pregnancies is affected.
Hydatiform mole is an incidental finding in approximately 1 of every 600
therapeutic abortions. In Asian countries, the rate of molar pregnancies
is as much as 15 times higher than in the United States.<br />\r\n\nAbout
80% of hydatidiform moles are not cancerous and disappear spontaneously.
About 15 to 20% invade the surrounding tissue and tend to persist. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWomen who have a hydatidiform mole feel as if they
are pregnant. Severe nausea and vomiting are common, and vaginal bleeding
may occur. Hydatidiform moles can cause serious complications, such as
infections, bleeding, and preeclampsia or eclampsia. Choriocarcinomas can
spread quickly through the lymphatic vessels or bloodstream. Potential
causes may include defects in the egg, problems within the uterus, or
nutritional deficiencies. Women under 20 or over 40 years of age have a
higher risk. Other risk factors may include diets low in protein, folic
acid, and carotene. A diet deficient in animal fat and carotene may be a
risk factor of hydatidiform Mole. Hydatidiform moles should be treated by
evacuating the uterus by uterine suction. Suction curettage is the
treatment of choice to remove a hydatidiform mole. \n     \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2934','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    <br />\r\n\nKidneys
are a pair of organs located just behind the stomach. They filter
bacteria and extra salt and water from the body. Healthy kidneys clean
the blood by filtering out extra water and wastes. They also make
hormones that keep your bones strong and blood healthy. Kidney failure is
a serious disease which can have a major impact on life, and can
ultimately be fatal. Kidney failure can happen quickly (days) or more
slowly (months or years). The common causes of kidney failure are
glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the kidney) and diabetes mellitus.
Other causes of kidney failure are kidney stones, kidney cysts, an immune
disorder called systemic lupus erythematosus, uncontrolled high blood
pressure and drugs. Most people with chronic kidney failure need to take
medicines. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSevere injuries or burns to your body
and difficult surgery increase your risk of acute kidney failure, as can
an overwhelming infection. Sometimes, a person with a life-threatening
infection who receives an antibiotic, such as streptomycin or gentamicin,
may go into acute kidney failure. There are three options when treating
kidney failure. Hemodialysis ,Peritoneal dialysis and Kidney
transplant.Hemodialysis is a procedure that cleans and filters your
blood. It rids your body of harmful wastes and extra salt and fluids. It
also controls blood pressure and helps your body keep the proper balance
of chemicals such as potassium, sodium, and chloride. Hemodialysis uses a
dialyzer, or special filter, to clean your blood. The dialyzer connects
to a machine. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDuring treatment, your blood
travels through tubes into the dialyzer. The dialyzer filters out wastes
and extra fluids. Peritoneal dialysis is another technique that replaces
the work of your kidneys. It removes extra water, wastes, and chemicals
from your body. This type of dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen to
filter your blood. There are three types of peritoneal dialysis. CAPD is
the most common type of peritoneal dialysis. It needs no machine. It can
be done in any clean, well-lit place. CCPD is like CAPD except that a
machine, which connects to your catheter, automatically fills and drains
the dialysate from your abdomen. IPD uses the same type of machine as
CCPD to add and drain the dialysate. Kidney transplantation is a
procedure that places a healthy kidney from another person. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nKidney Failure Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Do not drink alcohol or use illegal. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. A low-protein diet may help prevent the
progression of kidney failure <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Immunosuppressive drugs is very helpful but,require very careful
monitoring. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid taking medicines that can
damage your kidneys, like ibuprofen and naproxen. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. ACE Inhibitors / ARB\'s medications have been shown to have
some benefit for the kidneys.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. When the kidneys
can no longer remove enough toxins and extra fluid to keep your alive,
you need dialysis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Exercise may help you
control diabetes and high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney
disease.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Lung cancer is one of
the most common cancers in the world. It is responsible for 1.3 million
deaths worldwide annually. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer
deaths in the United States, among both men and women. An estimated
173,700 new cases of lung cancer and an estimated 160,440 deaths from
lung cancer will occur in the United States. It claims more lives each
year than colon, prostate, lymph and breast cancers combined.Cigarette
smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day
and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung
cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may
also increase risk.Asbestos can cause a variety of lung diseases,
including lung cancer. There is a synergistic effect between tobacco
smoking. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe most common symptoms are shortness
of breath, coughing (including coughing up blood), chest pain ,repeated
problems with pneumonia or bronchitis and weight loss. Many lung cancers
have a rich blood supply. The surface of the cancer may be breakable,
leading to bleeding from the cancer into the airway. Treatment for lung
cancer depends on the cancer\'s specific cell type, how far it has
spread, and the patient\'s performance status. Common treatments include
surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Wedge resection to remove a
small section of lung that contains the tumor along with a margin of
healthy tissue. Lobectomy to remove the entire lobe of one lung.
Pneumonectomy to remove an entire lung. Bevacizumab stops a tumor from
creating a new blood supply.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBevacizumab is
usually used in combination with chemotherapy and is approved for
advanced and recurrent non-small cell lung cancer. Photodynamic therapy—
(PDT) may be particularly useful for the care of persons with inoperable
lung cancer. Photodynamic therapy inaugurated with the injection of a
light-activated drug (e.g., photofrin/polyhaematoporphyrin, lumin).
Elecctrosurgery is surgery performed using a needle, bulb, or disk
electrode. Take precautions to protect yourself from exposure to toxic
chemicals at work. Choose a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and
vegetables. At least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
Biking, swimming and walking are good choices. Stop smoking now. Quitting
reduces your risk of lung cancer, even if you\'ve smoked for years. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLung Cancer Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Stop smoking now. Quitting reduces your risk of
lung cancer. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid areas where people smoke,
such as bars and restaurants. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Choose a healthy
diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Exercise daily biking, swimming and walking are good choices.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid carcinogens at work. Take precautions to
protect yourself.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Mastitis is an
infection of the breast tissue associated with pain, swelling and redness
of the breast. Most cases of mastitis happen in breastfeeding mothers,
although it can also happen in women who are not breastfeeding. Mastitis
can rarely occur in men. Inflammatory breast cancer has symptoms very
similar to mastitis and must be ruled out. Women aged between 18 and 50
are the most commonly affected. Usually mastitis is an acute condition,
which means it is a short period of inflammation. In rare cases, women
have chronic mastitis, when it lasts a long time. Sometimes, the term
\'chronic mastitis\' is wrongly used to describe a condition in which the
breasts are of an irregular rubbery consistency and contain painful or
tender nodules or cysts, which feel lumpy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBreast
infections most commonly occur one to three months after the delivery of
a baby, but they can occur in women who have not recently delivered as
well as in women after menopause. Caused by the blocking of the milk
ducts while the mother is lactating (see breastfeeding). It can cause
painful areas on the breasts or nipples and may lead to a fever or flu-
like symptoms. Mastitis can be discerned from simple blockages by the
intensity of pain, heat emanating from the area, redness and fever in the
mother. Signs of mastitis include part or all of the breast is intensely
painful, hot, tender, red, and swollen. Some mothers can pinpoint a
definite area of inflammation, while at other times the entire breast is
tender. Cracked or bleeding nipples, stress or getting run down, missed
feedings. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreating mastitis usually requires a
10- to 14-day course of antibiotics. Massage and the application of heat
can help prior to feeding. Avoid sleeping on your stomach or so far over
on your side that your breasts are compressed against the mattress. After
each feed, make sure your breast is empty and express any remaining milk
if necessary. Breastfeed frequently. Try varying the position of the
baby. Don\'t restrict the length of feedings. Acetaminophen and/or
ibuprofen are safe to take while breastfeeding. Sleep without a bra. At
other times, wear a looser fitting bra that does not put pressure on the
affected area. Or if possible, go without a bra. Granulomatous mastitis
has been treated with some success by a combination of steroids and
Prolactin inhibiting medication.\n \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2937','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Measles, also known
as rubeola, is a viral infection (Morbillivirus) of your respiratory
system. Measles is very rare in the United States. Measles is spread
through respiration , and is highly contagious—90% of people without
immunity sharing a house with an contaminated person will catch it.
Measles is highly contagious. When someone with measles sneezes or
coughs, he or she can spread virus droplets through the air and infect
others. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including
a fever, cough, and runny nose. Measles symptoms and signs appear 10 to
12 days after exposure to the virus.Measles typically begins with a mild
to moderate fever. Other signs and symptoms, such as a persistent cough,
runny nose, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis) and sore throat.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMeasles virus (MV) is an enveloped, nonsegmented
negative-stranded RNA virus of the Paramyxoviridae family. Measles is
more common in lesser developed countries, particularly where people
suffer from vitamin A deficiency as part of malnutrition. In the UK all
children between the age of 12 and 15 months are offered the MMR
vaccination, which will protect them from measles, mumps and rubella.
Measles is often an unpleasant mild or moderately severe illness. Severe
measles is particularly likely in poorly nourished young children,
especially those who do not receive sufficient vitamin A, or whose immune
systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases. Complications
are more common in children under the age of five or adults over the age
of 20.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntibiotics should be prescribed for
treating eye and ear infections and pneumonia. Ribavirin, an anti-viral
medicine, may be helpful in severe cases or when a child\'s immune system
is weakened. Use a cool-mist vaporizer to relieve cough and to soothe
breathing passages. Clean the vaporizer each day to prevent mold from
growing. Avoid hot-water or steam vaporizers that can cause accidental
burns and scalds in children. Routine immunization is highly effective in
the prevention of measles. MMR vaccine is recommended for all measles
vaccine doses to provide increased protection. Don\'t give aspirin to
children because of the risk of Reye\'s syndrome. Diphenhydramine
(Benadryl) or calamine lotion may help to ease the itch of the rash.
Drink plenty of fluids to help avoid dehydration. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMeasles Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Routine immunization is highly effective in the prevention of measles<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Rest in bed, if that makes you or your child more
comfortable. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Sponge baths with lukewarm water
to the face and upper body.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Drink plenty of
fluids to help avoid dehydration. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Use a cool-
mist vaporizer to relieve cough and to soothe breathing passages. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Clean the vaporizer each day to prevent mold from
growing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Avoid hot-water or steam vaporizers
that can cause accidental burns and scalds in children.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n9. A humidifier or vaporizer may ease the cough. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n10. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or calamine lotion may help to
ease the itch of the rash.\n \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2938','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Sinusitis is an
inflammation or infection of the air pockets on either side of and behind
the nose. It is traditionally subdivided into acute , subacute , and
chronic. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi (molds) and
possibly by allergies. About 15-20 % of the population has a chronic
sinusitis (meaning lasting longer than 3 weeks). It can cause a
tremendous amount of suffering. Acute sinusitis is usually precipitated
by an earlier upper respiratory tract infection, generally of viral
origin. Virally damaged surface tissues are then colonized by bacteria,
most commonly Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella
catarrhalis and Staphylococcus aureus. Chronic sinusitis, sinusitis that
persists for at least 3 weeks, affects an estimated 32 million people in
the United States. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAmericans spend millions of
dollars each year for medications that promise relief from their sinus
symptoms. The causes are multifactorial and may include allergy,
environmental factors such as dust or pollution, bacterial infection, or
fungus (either allergic, infective, or reactive). Non allergic factors
such as Vasomotor rhinitis can also cause chronic sinus problems. Sinuses
are hollow air spaces, of which there are many in the human body.
Symptoms of sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough and
congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat,
called postnasal drip. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants and
pain relievers. Therapy for bacterial sinusitis should include an
appropriate antibiotic.Using heat pads on the inflamed area.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSaline nasal sprays and vaporizers can also help.
Apply moist heat by holding a warm, wet towel against your face or
breathing in steam through a cloth or towel. <br />\r\n\nDon’t use a nose
spray with a decongestant in it for more than 3 days. If you use it for
more than 3 days, the swelling in your sinuses may get worse when you
stop the medicine. Sip hot liquids and drink plenty of fluids. Surgery
should be considered only if medical treatment fails or if there is a
nasal obstruction that cannot be corrected with medications. If you have
allergies, try to avoid contact with things that trigger attacks.
Drinking plenty of fluids to keep nasal discharge thin. Avoiding air
travel. If you must fly, use a nasal spray decongestant before take-off
to prevent blockage of the sinuses allowing mucus to drain.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSinusitis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Vitamin C is also very beneficial for
sinusitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Vitamins like A and C are very much
responsible to treat and to prevent sinusitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Don’t use a nose spray with a decongestant in it for more than 3 days.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Fenugreek is considered as most effective home
remedy for sinusitis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Drinking plenty of
fluids to keep nasal discharge thin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Using an
oral decongestant or a short course of nasal spray decongestant <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Using a humidifier during cold weather to stop
dry. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Sinusitis is well treated by consuming
half lit of vegetable juices like carrot, cucumber, beet and spinach. \n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Kidney stones, also
called renal calculi. Kidney stones, one of the most painful of the
urologic disorders, have beset humans for centuries. A kidney stone is a
solid piece of material that forms in the kidney from substances in the
urine. Kidney stones in a 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Unfortunately,
kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract.
Each year, people make almost 3 million visits to health care providers
and more than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney
stone problems. Kidney stones can be due to underlying metabolic
conditions, such as renal tubular acidosis, Dent\'s disease and medullary
sponge kidney. Many health facilities will screen for such disorders in
patients with recurrent kidney stones. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nKidney
stones are common. A person who has had kidney stones often gets them
again in the future. Kidney stones often occur in premature infants.
Kidney stones are composed of struvite (magnesium, ammonium and
phosphate); uric acid; calcium phosphate; and cystine. Kidney stones may
contain various combinations of chemicals. The most common type of stone
contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate.
Approximately 85% of stones are composed predominantly of calcium
compounds. The most common cause of calcium stone production is excess
calcium in the urine (hypercalciuria). Excess calcium is normally removed
from the blood by the kidneys and excreted in the urine. Low levels of
citrate, high levels of oxalate and uric acid.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCalcium stones are composed of calcium that is chemically bound
to oxalate (calcium oxalate) or phosphate (calcium phosphate). About 90%
of stones 4 mm or less in size usually will pass freely. A person with a
family history of kidney stones may be more likely to develop stones.
Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney
diseases, and certain metabolic disorders such as hyperparathyroidism are
also linked to stone formation. Treatment for kidney stones varies,
depending on the type of stone and the cause. Surgical techniques have
also been developed to remove kidney stones. Drink at least 6 - 8 glasses
of water per day to produce a large amount of urine. Some people might
need to get fluids through a vein (intravenous). Pain relievers can help
control the pain of passing the stones (renal colic). <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nKidney Stones Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Drinking enough water to make 2 to 2.5 liters of urine per
day. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. A diet low in protein, nitrogen and
sodium intake. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoiding excess Vitamin C,
especially Vitamin C supplements. <br />\r\n\n. <br />\r\n\n4. Taking
drugs such as thiazides, potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and
allopurinol<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Pain relievers can help control the
pain of passing the stones (renal colic). <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Allopurinol is another drug with proven benefits in some calcium kidney
stone formers. \n \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2940','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   Syphilis is a
sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema
pallidum. The route of transmission of syphilis is almost always by
sexual contact. Syphilis typically has three stages, and there can be
different symptoms in each. The symptoms of the first stage of the
infection, which is called primary syphilis, typically appear 2 to 12
weeks after sexual contact with an infected person. A painless red sore
called a chancre can appear on the genitals, at the area where the
infection occurred. Enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) also might be
present in the area. Depending on the type of sexual contact, a chancre
might also develop on the mouth or in the rectal area. The secondary
stage usually begins weeks to months after the chancre sore appears. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSyphilis bacteria enter the blood and spread through
the body, causing many different symptoms, including rash (small red
spots), fever, headache, loss of appetite, weight loss etc. Signs and
symptoms of the late stage of syphilis include difficulty coordinating
muscle movements, paralysis, numbness, gradual blindness, and dementia.
This damage may be serious enough to cause death. Sores occur mainly on
the external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum. Sores also can
occur on the lips and in the mouth. Transmission of the organism occurs
during vaginal, anal, or oral sex. The syphilis bacterium can infect the
baby of a woman during her pregnancy. Genital sores (chancres) caused by
syphilis make it easier to transmit and acquire HIV infection sexually.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere is an estimated 2- to 5-fold increased risk
of acquiring HIV infection when syphilis is present. Treatment will kill
the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, but it will not repair
damage already done. When properly and consistently used, condoms
decrease the risk of STDs. Latex condoms provide greater protection than
natural-membrane condoms. Ceftriaxone may be considered as an alternative
therapy, although the optimal dose is not yet defined. Avoiding alcohol
and drug use may also help prevent transmission of syphilis because these
activities may lead to risky sexual behavior. Transmission of a STD,
including syphilis cannot be prevented by washing the genitals,
urinating, and or douching after sex. Avoid sex, or limit sexual
relations to a single, uninfected partner. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSyphilis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Ceftriaxone may be considered as an alternative therapy also helpful in
Syphilis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid sex, or limit sexual relations
to a single, uninfected partner. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Maintain a
mutually monogamous, long-term relationship with someone who is not
infected. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. If you don\'t know the STD status of
your partner, use a latex condom with each sexual contact. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid excessive use of alcohol or other drugs,
which can cloud judgment and lead to unsafe sexual practices.\n      \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2941','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   The testicle is the
male generative gland in animals. The testicles are the male sex glands.
The 2 small glands lie in a pouch of skin behind the penis called the
scrotal sac, or scrotum. The testicles produce and store sperm, and they
are also the body\'s main source of male hormones. These hormones control
the development of the reproductive organs and other male
characteristics, such as body and facial hair, low voice, and wide
shoulders. They usually move down into the scrotum just before or just
after birth. An undescended testicle is one that did not move down into
the scrotum. Undescended testicles are common in male babies. Up to 30
percent of boys born early and 5 percent of boys born on time have at
least one undescended testicle. It will usually move down on.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTesticular cancer is a disease in which cells become
malignant (cancerous) in one or both testicles. Testicular cancer
consider for only 1 % of all cancers in men in the United States. About
8,000 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer, and about 390 men die of
this disease each year. The testicular cancer rate has more than doubled
among white men in the past 40 years, but has only recently begun to
increase among black men. Men who have had testicular cancer are at
increased risk of developing cancer in the other testicle. Men born with
abnormalities of the testicles, penis, or kidneys, as well as those with
inguinal hernia (hernia in the groin area, where the thigh meets the
abdomen), may be at increased risk. The risk for testicular cancer is
greater in men whose brother or father has had the disease.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTesticle Cancer Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to kill
cancer cells. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHormone therapy alone is effective
in less than 20% of cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost men with
testicular cancer can be cured with surgery, radiation therapy, and/or
chemotherapy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSurgery to remove the testicle
through an incision in the groin is called a radical inguinal
orchiectomy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRadiation therapy (also called
radiotherapy) uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink
tumors.\n \n     \n                      \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2942','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Tuberculosis is a
common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly
Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a global pandemic, fueled by the spread
of HIV/AIDS, poverty, a lack of health servicesSpreads through the air
when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks.
Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmonary TB) but can
also affect the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the
circulatory system. Other mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium bovis,
Mycobacterium africanum, Mycobacterium canetti, and Mycobacterium microti
can also cause tuberculosis, but these species do not usually infect
healthy adults. When the disease becomes active, 75% of the cases are
pulmonary TB. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTB is one of the leading causes of
death among people living with AIDS. Symptoms include chest pain,
coughing up blood, and a productive, Night sweats for more than three
weeks. Tuberculous meningitis is sometimes seen in newly infected
children. This form of the disease is a life-threatening condition.
Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats, appetite loss,
weight loss, pallor, and often a tendency to fatigue very easily. Bone
and joint involvement results in pain and fever at the joint site. The
most common complaint is a chronic arthritis usually localized to one
joint. Osteomyelitis is also usually present. Every year, tuberculosis
kills nearly 2 million people worldwide. The disease is more common in
areas of the world where poverty, malnutrition, poor general health and
social disruption are present. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTB by taking
several medicines for a long period of time. Treatment for TB uses
antibiotics to kill the bacteria. The two antibiotics most commonly used
are rifampicin and isoniazid. Rifapentine (Priftin) is taken just once a
week during the last four months of therapy. DOTS stands for \"Directly
Observed Therapy, Short-course\" and is a major plank in the WHO global
TB eradication programme. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking acetaminophen
(brand name: Tylenol) while you\'re taking the tuberculosis medicine.
Ethambutol (Myambutol) or streptomycin drugs is also helplful against TB.
Take your medications regularly and do not stop taking them, even when
you feel better. Take your medication regularly, for at least six months.
Avoid cigrette smoking.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTuberculosis Treatment and
Ptevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid Cigrette Smoking.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid Drinking Alcohol. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
New mediction DOTS use regulary patients of Tuberculosis. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Rifapentine (Priftin) is taken just once a week remember.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Ethambutol (Myambutol) or streptomycin drugs is
also helplful against TB. \n \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2943','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Loss of bladder
control is called urinary incontinence. The severity of urinary
incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or
sneeze to having sudden, unpredictable episodes of strong urinary
urgency. It is caused by physiologic, pharmacologic, pathologic, or
psychological factors.About 12 million adults in the United States have
urinary incontinence. It\'s most common in women over 50 years old. But
it can also affect younger people, especially women who have just given
birth. Urinary incontinence is not associated with increased mortality.
The medical morbidity includes perineal candidal infection, cellulitis,
pressure sores, constant skin irritation and moisture, urosepsis from
indwelling catheters, falls and fractures from slipping on urine, and
sleep deprivation from nocturia. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe several
types of urinary incontinence, stress, urge, and mixed incontinence
account for more than 90% of cases. Bladder control problems have been
found to be associated with higher incidence of many other health
problems such as obesity and diabetes. Some factors increase risk of
developing urinary iIncontinence common condition. Being overweight
increases the pressure on your bladder and surrounding muscles. Smokers
are also at risk of developing overactive bladder. People with extensive
vascular disease that can occur with aging are at increased risk of
overactive bladder. Other diseases such as kidney disease or diabetes may
increase your risk of urinary incontinence. There are other causes of
incontinence, such as prostate problems and nerve damage.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment depends on the type of problem. One of the most common
treatment recommendations includes exercising the muscles of the pelvis.
Biofeedback uses measuring devices to help the patient become aware of
his or her body\'s functioning. Stress incontinence can be treated with
special exercises, called Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises can also help
men. It may take 3 to 6 months to see an improvement. A medicine called
oxybutynin (brand name: Ditropan) can be used for urge incontinence and
too-frequent urination. Another medication, called imipramine, is also
used to treat sleepwetting. It acts on both the brain and the urinary
bladder. A Foley catheter is helpful in cases of neurogenic bladder and
overflow incontinence to prevent hydronephrosis Surgery are other options
to treat Urinary Incontinence. \n \n     \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2944','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Varicose veins are
veins that have become enlarged and twisted. Varicose veins are swollen,
twisted, painful veins that have filled with an abnormal collection of
blood. Varicose veins can form anywhere in the body, but they are most
often located in the legs. In the United States alone, about 19% of men
and 36% of women have varicose veins. Varicose veins are distinguished
from reticular veins (blue veins) and telangiectasias (spider veins)
which also involve valvular insufficiency, by the size and location of
the veins. Most varicose veins are relatively benign, but severe
varicosities can lead to major complications, due to the poor circulation
through the affected limb. Development of carcinoma or sarcoma in
longstanding venous ulcers. Varicose veins are more common in women than
in men. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHigh blood pressure inside your
superficial leg veins causes varicose veins. Other related factors are
pregnancy, obesity, menopause, aging, eg injury and abdominal straining.
Varicose veins are bulging veins that are larger than spider veins,
typically 3 mm or more in diameter. Women are more likely than men to
develop varicose veins. Varicose veins usually affect people between the
ages of 30 and 70. Pregnant women have an increased risk of developing
varicose veins. Varicose veins may sometimes worsen without treatment.
Treatment may be requested to improve the appearance. Exercising, losing
weight, elevating your legs when resting and not crossing them when
sitting can help keep varicose veins from getting worse. Wearing loose
clothing and avoiding long periods of standing can also help. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment may be requested to improve the appearance.
Surgery such as vein stripping and ligation , or sclerotherapy of veins
may be recommended. Vein stripping is a very wide procedure, and it is
usually reserved for patients who are experiencing a lot of pain or who
have skin ulcers. Traditional open surgery, while others prefer newer
methods. Newer methods for treating varicose veins, such as Endovenous
Laser Treatment, radiofrequency ablation. Sclerotherapy has been used in
the treatment of varicose veins. It is often used for telangiectasias
(spider veins) and varicose veins that persist or recur after vein
stripping. Sclerotherapy can also be performed using microfoam
sclerosants under ultrasound guidance to treat larger varicose veins,
including the greater and short saphenous veins.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVaricose Veins Treatment and Ptevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Laser therapy: Most effective for small facial and leg blood
vessels.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. VNUS catheter technique that uses a
radiofrequency device or laser carried by a catheter. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Newer methods for treating varicose veins, such as Endovenous
Laser Treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Sclerotherapy injection of a
solution (generally sodium chloride) directly into the vein. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Intense, pulsed light can be used to selectively
damage or destroy abnormal veins including small spider veins. \n    \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2945','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A person who has a
mental handicap generally tends to learn slowly and may also have a
limited ability to learn. It is estimated that from 30 to 87 per cent of
distinctive with a mental handicap have associated conditions requiring
some level of attention. Up to 30 per cent may have epilepsy or cerebral
palsy. In addition, sensory, speech and language, behavioural and
psychiatric needs can be associated with mental handicap. Malnutrition is
a common cause of reduced intelligence in parts of the world affected by
famine, such as Ethiopia. Prenatal and postnatal trauma are also common
causes, including intracranial hemorrhage, hypoxic injuries (often due to
cerebral palsy), and head injuries. Certain infectious diseases can also
lead to mental handicaps when they result in complications. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMeasles, chicken pox, and whooping cough may lead to
encephalitis or meningitis, which can cause brain damage. Other
infections, including congenital rubella, toxoplasmosis, and HIV can also
lead to mental handicaps. Institutionalisation at a young age can cause
mental retardation in normal children. Non-inherited metabolic disorders,
including Reye\'s syndrome, hypernatremic dehydration, and hypoglycemia
may lead to mental disability. Exposure to toxins, such as lead and
mercury, can cause brain damage, as can the mother\'s use of alcohol or
drugs. There are sevral classifical of mental handicap. First is Mild
learning disability: IQ 50-70, approximately 85% of cases. Second is
Moderate: IQ 35-49, approximately 10% cases; use simple language when
talking but understand speech better. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThird is
Severe: IQ 20-34, approximately 3-4% cases: many able to look after
themselves with careful supervision. Fourth Profound: IQ less than 20,
approximately 1-2% cases. Most adults with learning disability have very
limited economic resources. The primary goal for treating someone who is
mentally handicapped is to develop the person\'s possibility for
achievement to its fullest. Special education programs often begin as
early as infancy to help the child develop language and social skills,
which are level at helping the person function as normally as possible as
an adult. Individuals who are mildly handicapped can develop new skills
and abilities through early intervention and specialized education. Early
and effective management of problems in the neonatal period and early
childhood. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMental HandicapTreatment Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Severely handicapped individuals require more
support.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Psychotropic drugs are often used but
rarely produce significant benefits. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Behavioural treatment methods for self-injury in learning disability are
probably effective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Often require a segregated
education program developed to meet their individual needs. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Special education programs often begin as early as
infancy to help the child mature language and social skills.\n \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2946','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Migraine is a
neurological disease Migraine is a condition that causes episodes
(\'attacks\') of headaches. People who get migraines often describe the
pain as pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. Up to 17 percent of
women and 6 percent of men have experienced a migraine. In the U.S., 18%
of women and 6% of men report having had at least one migraine episode in
the previous year. Migraines\' secondary characteristics are
inconsistent. Triggers precipitating a particular episode of migraine
vary widely. The efficacy of the simplest treatment, applying warmth or
coolness to the affected area of the head, varies between persons,
sometimes worsening the migraine. A migraine is also often accompanied by
other signs and symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and extreme
sensitivity to light and sound. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMigraine pain can
be excruciating and may diable you for hours or even days. A migraine
attack can be triggered by stress, food, environmental changes, or some
other factor. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men.
Certain foods appear to trigger headaches in some people. Common
offenders include alcohol, especially beer and red wine; aged cheeses;
chocolate; fermented, pickled or marinated foods; aspartame; overuse of
caffeine; monosodium glutamat. Some people can tell when they are about
to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or
they temporarily lose their vision. Certain medications can aggravate
migraines. During a headache, serotonin levels drop. This causes the
trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMedicines can help prevent migraine attacks or help
relieve symptoms of attacks when they happen. Paracetamol or aspirin work
well for many migraine attacks. Anticonvulsants such as valproic acid
(Depacon, Depakene), divalproex sodium (Depakote), or topiramate
(Topamax). Opiatesare sometimes used to treat migraine pain when people
can\'t take triptans or ergots. Migraine sufferers usually develop their
own coping mechanisms for the pain of a migraine attack. A cold or hot
shower directed at the head, a hot or cold wet washcloth, a warm bath, or
resting in a dark and silent room may be as helpful as medication for
many patients, but both should be used when needed. A good way to
identify triggers is to keep a headache diary. Exercise regularly , Avoid
smoking and avoid alcohol. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMigraine Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid smoking ,Avoid alcohol
,Exercise regularly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Get enough sleep each
night. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. ASA or Asprin can be taken daily in low
doses such as 80 to 81 mg. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Beta-blockers such
as propranolol (Inderal) also helpful against migraine.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Antidepressants, including tricyclics like amitriptyline
(Elavil) also reduce migraine pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Serotonin
reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine, paroxetine or sertraline. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Calcium channel blockers such as verapamil also
helpful against migraine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Anticonvulsants such
as valproic acid (Depacon, Depakene), divalproex sodium or topiramate. \n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2947','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Miscarriage is the
most common complication of early pregnancy. Miscarriage is the most
common type of pregnancy loss. Miscarriage occurs in about 15-20% of all
recognized pregnancies, and usually occurs before the 13th week of
pregnancy. Pregnancy can be such an exciting time, but with the great
number of recognized miscarriages that occur, it is beneficial to be
informed about miscarriage. Miscarriage can also cause a woman to feel
intense anger and jealousy towards other women, even friends, who are
pregnant. While these emotions can be appalling, they will eventually
pass and fade. The reason for miscarriage is varied, and most often the
cause cannot be identified. During the first trimester, the most common
cause of miscarriage is chromosomal abnormality.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMost chromosomal abnormalities are the cause of a faulty egg or
sperm cell, or are due to a problem at the time that the zygote went
through the division process.<br />\r\n\nAnother cause of early
miscarriage may be progesterone deficiency. Implantation of the egg into
the uterine lining does not occur properly. Hormonal problems, infections
or maternal health problems. Pregnancies involving more than one fetus
are at increased risk of miscarriage. High blood pressure and certain
illnesses (such as rubella and chlamydia) increase the risk of
miscarriage. Severe cases of hypothyroidism increase the risk of
miscarriage. The effect of milder cases of hypothyroidism on miscarriage
rates has not been established. Certain immune conditions such as
autoimmune diseases greatly increase the risk of miscarriage.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCocaine use increases miscarriage rates. If you are
having a spontaneous miscarriage, you will probably have vaginal
bleeding, abdominal pain, and cramping. The main goal of treatment during
or after a miscarriage is to prevent hemorrhaging and/or infection. If
there is threat of miscarriage, you may be told to avoid or restrict some
forms of exercise or you may need complete bed rest. Surgical treatment
(most commonly vacuum aspiration, sometimes referred to as a D&C or D&E)
is the fastest way to complete the miscarriage. Drugs may be prescribed
to help control bleeding after the D&C is performed. Bleeding should be
monitored closely once you are at home. Avoid environmental hazards such
as radiation, infectious disease and x-rays. Avoid contact sports or
activities that have risk of injury.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMiscarriage
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Exercise
regularly <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Eat healthy <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Manage stress <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Keep weight within
healthy limits <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Take folic acid daily <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Do not smoke<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoid
contact sports or activities that have risk of injury. \n \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2948','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    RA is the most common
type of arthritis triggered by the immune system. Rheumatoid arthritis is
an inflammatory form of arthritis that causes joint pain and damage. It
affecting more than two million people in the United States. Rheumatoid
arthritis attacks the lining of your joints (synovium) causing swelling
that can result in aching and throbbing and eventually deformity.
Sometimes rheumatoid arthritis symptoms make even the simplest activities
— such as opening a jar or taking a walk — difficult to manage.
Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than in
men and generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60. But rheumatoid
arthritis can also affect young children and older adults. It is commonly
polyarticular; that is, it affects many joints. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAbout seventy-five percent of those affected are women, and 1–3%
of women may develop rheumatoid arthritis is their lifetime. The disease
most often begins between the fourth and sixth decades of life; however,
RA can develop at any age. RA usually affects joints on both sides of the
body equally. Wrists, fingers, knees, feet, and ankles are the most
commonly affected.Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common
in women than in men and generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 60.
But rheumatoid arthritis can also affect young children and older adults.
Inflammation, soft tissue swelling, and the involvement of multiple
joints are common signs and symptoms that distinguish rheumatoid and
other inflammatory arthritis from non-inflammatory arthritis such as
osteoarthritis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe joints are usually affected
initially asymmetrically and then in a symmetrical fashion as the disease
progresses. The pain generally ameliorate with use of the affected
joints, and there is usually stiffness of all joints in the morning that
lasts over one hour. Treatments include medicine, lifestyle changes and
surgery. These can slow or stop joint damage and reduce pain and
swelling. To quickly reduce joint inflammation and symptoms, first-line
treatment usually consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin and others), naproxen (Naprosyn,
Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex) and many others. Regular exercise is
important for maintaining joint mobility and making the joint muscles
stronger. Swimming is especially good.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRheumatoid
Arthritis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Swimming is especially good.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Regular exercise
is important for maintaining joint mobility.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Surgeries can relieve joint pain, correct deformities, and modestly
improve joint function.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Heat and cold
applications are modalities that can ease symptoms before and after
exercise. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Apply electrical stimulation to
reduce pain and improve joint mobility.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Corticosteroids medications have been used to reduce inflammation in RA
for more than 40 years.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2949','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Schizophrenia is a
severe, lifelong brain disorder. Approximately 1 percent of the
population develops schizophrenia during their lifetime – more than 2
million Americans suffer from the illness in a given year. People with
schizophrenia sometimes hear voices others don’t hear, believe that
others are broadcasting their thoughts to the world, or become convinced
that others are plotting to harm them. In men, symptoms usually start in
the late teens and early 20s. They include hallucinations, or seeing
things, and delusions such as hearing voices. For women, they start in
the mid-20s to early 30s. Symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three broad
categories. Positive symptomsare unusual thoughts or perceptions,
including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, and disorders of
movement.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSchizophrenia is found all over the
world. Negative symptoms delineate a loss or a decrease in the ability to
initiate plans, speak, express emotion, or find pleasure in everyday
life. Cognitive symptoms(or cognitive deficits) are problems with
attention, certain types of memory, and the executive works that allow us
to plan and organize. Cognitive deficits can also be difficult to
recognize as part of the disorder but are the most disabling in terms of
leading a normal life. The severity of the symptoms and long-lasting,
chronic pattern of schizophrenia often cause a high degree of disability.
The first signs of schizophrenia often appear as confusing, or even
shocking, changes in behavior. Coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia
can be especially difficult for family members who remember how involved.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntipsychotic medication shortens the duration of
psychosis in Schizophrenia, and prevents recurrences (but psychotic
relapses can still occur under stress). Rehabilitation emphasizes social
and vocational training to help people with schizophrenia function more
effectively in their communities. Psychotherapy is also widely
recommended and used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to reduce symptoms and improve related
issues such as self-esteem. People respond individually to antipsychotic
medications, although agitation and hallucinations usually improve within
days and delusions usually improve within a few weeks. Social
rehabilitation (e.g., club-houses, supervised social activities) and
sheltered/volunteer employment are also essential. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSchizophrenia Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Illness
Management Skills active role in managing their own illness.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Psychotherapy is also widely recommended and used
in the treatment of schizophrenia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Social
rehabilitation and sheltered/volunteer employment are also essential. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Rehabilitation emphasizes social and vocational
training to help people with schizophrenia function <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Cognitive behavioral therapy is useful for patients with
symptoms that persist even when they take medication.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Self-help groups for people with schizophrenia and their
families are becoming increasingly common.\n \n     \n
      \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2950','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Pneumonia is an
inflammatory illness of the lung. Currently, over 3 million people
develop pneumonia each year in the United States. It usually caused by
infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi or other organisms. Pneumonia is
a particular concern for older adults and people with chronic illnesses
or impaired immune systems, but it can also strike young, healthy people.
Having a long-term, or chronic, disease like asthma, heart disease,
cancer, or diabetes also makes you more likely to get pneumonia. People
most at risk are older than 65 or younger than 2 years of age, or already
have health problems. Herpes simplex virus is a rare cause of pneumonia
except in newborns. People with immune system problems are also at risk
of pneumonia caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV). <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPeople with infectious pneumonia often have a cough producing
greenish or yellow sputum and a high fever that may be conducted by
shaking chills. Shortness of breath is also common. People with pneumonia
may cough up blood, experience headaches, or develop sweaty and clammy
skin. Other possible symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, blueness of
the skin, nausea, vomiting, mood swings, and joint pains or muscle aches.
In some people, particularly the elderly and those who are debilitated,
bacterial pneumonia may follow influenza or even a common cold. People
with weak immune systems at greatest risk of pneumonia. Sometimes
pneumonia can lead to additional complications. Complications are more
frequently associated with bacterial pneumonia than with viral
pneumonia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPneumonia can be treated with oral
antibiotics given to your child at home. Steroid medications may be used
to reduce wheezing. Control your fever with aspirin or acetaminophen. Do
not give aspirin to children. The best preventive measures include
washing your hands frequently, not smoking, and wearing a mask when
cleaning dusty or moldy areas. There are vaccines to prevent infections
by viruses or bacteria that cause some types of pneumonia. Vaccines are
now also given against the pneumococcus organism (PCV), a common cause of
bacterial pneumonia. Antiviral medication is now available, too, and can
be used to prevent some types of viral pneumonia or to make symptoms less
severe. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up
phlegm.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPneumonia Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Steroid medications may be used to reduce
wheezing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Vaccines are now also given against
the pneumococcus organism (PCV).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Drink plenty
of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up phlegm.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. If your child has chest pain, try a heating pad or warm
compress on the chest area.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Control your fever
with aspirin or acetaminophen. Do not give aspirin to children.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Erythromycin (eg Erythroped), by mouth. Given if
allergic to penicillin.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2951','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Pleurisy, also called
pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura. Pleurisy can be generated by
a variety of infectious and non-infectious causes. Pleurisy is caused by
swelling and irritation of the membrane that surrounds the lungs. Certain
autoimmune diseases (such as systemic lupus erythematosus) can irritate
the pleura. It is usually a symptom of another illness. It is also called
Pleuritic Chest Pain. Pleurisy can develop from many things, including
bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (such as pneumonia), TB,
lupus, chest injury or trauma, a blood clot in the lung, or cancer.
Sometimes a cause cannot be found. The effects of pleurisy can often be
felt long after the condition has gone away.The hallmark of pleurisy is
severe chest pain that starts suddenly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe pain
is often strong or stabbing when you take a deep breath. It usually
subsides or disappears between breaths. It\'s usually felt on one side of
the stomach area or lower chest. Deep breathing and coughing often make
it worse. Pleurisy causes fluid to collect inside the lung area.
Breathing may be rapid and shallow because deep breathing induces pain;
the muscles on the painful side move less than those on the other side.
When an accumulation of fluids (pleural effusion) is associated with
pleurisy, the pain usually disappears because the fluid serves as a
lubricant. Treatment depends on what is causing the pleurisy. Bacterial
infections are treated with antibiotics. Viral infections normally run
their course without medications. Fluid in the lungs may be removed by
thoracentesis and checked for signs of infection. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEarly treatment of bacterial respiratory infections can prevent
pleurisy. In the case of heart, lung, or kidney disease, management of
the underlying disease can help prevent the fluid collection.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help relieve some of
the signs and symptoms of pleurisy. Prescription codeine may help control
a cough as well as the pain. Anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen
(Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), or naproxen (Naprosyn) also helpful
against pleurisy. You may even receive stronger medicine, such as
codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), or oxycodone (Percocet). Most pleurisy is
caused by infection and is unavoidable. You can avoid severe pleuritic
chest pain by early diagnosis and treatment with anti-inflammatory
drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPleurisy Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Rest is also important to aid in the recovery
process.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. (NSAIDs) may help relieve some of the
signs and symptoms of pleurisy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Codeine-based
cough syrup will be prescribed to control a painful cough.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Avoid severe pleuritic chest pain by early diagnosis and
treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses the herb ephedra (Ephedra sinica),
which acts to open air passages <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Large doeses
of vitamin C, may also provide health benefits to people with
pleurisy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables,
adequate protein, and good quality fats help to heathy body.\n \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2952','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A perforated ulcer,
also known as a bleeding ulcer or a perforated peptic ulcer. The term
\'peptic ulcer\' refers to those that occur in either the stomach or the
first part of the small intestine that leads out of the stomach, called
the duodenum. Ulcers in the stomach are often called gastric ulcers.
Ulcers in the duodenum are called duodenal ulcers. It was once commonly
thought that stress, smoking and diet were the principal causes of
stomach ulcers. Most peptic ulcers are caused by the bacteria
Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) or by using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs). A risk factor is something that increases your chance of
getting a disease or condition. Risk factors for ulcer from H pylori
infection include Lower socio-economic group, Family history of ulcer
disease. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is mostly found in men . Several
studies have shown the mean age of such patients to be more than 60
years. A crowded and unsanitary living environment. Type O
blood,Cigarette smoking. The H. pylori bacterium also prompts many
symptoms of dyspepsia, or indigestion. . pylori directly causes one third
of stomach ulcers, and is a contributing factor in around three fifths of
cases. Other disorders caused by this infection include inflammation of
the stomach (gastritis) and dyspepsia (indigestion). Researchers believe
the germ could also play a contributing role in the development of
stomach cancers. The infection is more common among poor or
institutionalised people. Treatment generally requires immediate surgery.
Biopsy - a small tissue sample is taken during an endoscopy and tested in
a laboratory. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPerforated Ulcer Treayment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Changes to existing
medications.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Drink water from a safe source.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Lifestyle modifications - such as quitting
cigarettes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Medications to protect stomach
against NSAID damage (misoprostol)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid
NSAIDS, including over-the-counter drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Reducing acid - tablets are available to reduce
the acid content in the gastric juices. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Wash
your hands after using the bathroom and before eating or preparing
food.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Medications including antibiotics, to
destroy the H. pylori colony, and drugs to help speed the healing
process. \n \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2953','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Pericarditis is an
inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart).
Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms.
Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. The sharp chest pain associated
with acute pericarditis occurs when the pericardium rubs against the
heart\'s outer layer.<br />\r\n\nPericarditis can be caused by infection,
heart attack, autoimmune disorders, chest trauma, cancer, kidney failure,
or drugs. Infections that can cause pericarditis include viral
infections, bacterial infections, tuberculosis, and fungal infections.
Autoimmune disorders that can cause pericarditis include rheumatoid
arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma. Pericarditis occurs in up to 15% of
patients who have acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPericarditis is more common in males than in females.
Pericarditis most often affects men aged 20-50, usually following
respiratory infections. In children, it is most commonly caused by
adenovirus or coxsackie virus. Pericarditis can be misdiagnosed as
myocardial infarction, and vice versa. The most common symptom of
pericarditis is chest pain. The pain is predominantly felt below the
breastbone (sternum) and/or below the ribs on the left side of the chest
and, occasionally, in the upper back or neck. Changes in position can
increase or decrease pressure on and irritation of the inflamed
pericardium. Acute pericarditis is treated by a) identifying the
underlying cause, b) treating the underlying cause, c) giving anti-
inflammatory drugs , and d) giving analgesics to control the pain. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTamponade is treated by draining the fluid from the
pericardial sac, usually via a tiny catheter. Bacterial pericarditis must
be treated with antibiotics. Fungal pericarditis is treated with
antifungal agents. Excessive pericardial effusion can compress the heart
muscle, the fluid can be removed by needle aspiration
(pericardiocentesis) or surgery. Idiopathic pericarditis and pericarditis
following heart surgery usually respond to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory
drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), or indomethacin (Indocin).
Pericarditis due to uremia may respond to increased frequency of
hemodialysis, aspiration, or systemic or intrapericardial adrenal
corticosteroids. Bacterial pericarditis must be treated with antibiotics.
Fungal pericarditis is treated with antifungal agents. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPericarditis Treayment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Corticosteroids are particularly useful in acute pericarditis
due to uremia. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Cutting or removing part of the
pericardium may be recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Acute
pericarditis is treated by anti-inflammatory drugs to control the pain.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Congestion in chronic constrictive
pericarditis may be alleviated with bed rest, salt restriction, and
diuretics. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Removing the fluid relieves the
pressure on the heart, and restores normal cardiac function almost
immediately.\n   \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2954','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A peritonsillar
abscess also called quinsy sore throat. Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a
common infection of the head and neck region. Peritonsillar abscess is a
collection of infected material in the area around the tonsils. Neck pain
associated with tender, swollen lymph nodes, referred ear pain and breath
odour are also common. Physical signs include redness and edema in the
tonsillar area of the affected side and swelling of the jugulodigastric
lymph nodes. Symptoms start appearing 2-8 days before the formation of
abscess. Peritonsillar abscess is most common in persons 20 to 40 years
of age. Young children are seldom affected unless they are
immunocompromised, but the infection can cause significant airway
obstruction in children. Peritonsillar abscess is a complication of
tonsillitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is most often caused by a type of
bacteria called group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. Antipyretics should
be administered for elevated temperature, and adequate analgesia should
be provided for pain. Antibiotics are also given to treat the infection.
Antibiotics for sore throats may well reduce the risk of peritonsillar
abscess but sore throats are so common and quinsy so rare that the number
needed to treat (NNT) would be enormous. Penicillin used to be the
antibiotic of choice for the treatment of peritonsillar abscess. Prompt
and complete treatment of tonsillitis, especially bacterial tonsillitis,
may help prevent formation of abscess. Needle aspiration or surgical
drainage are used as described above. Often a single aspiration does not
have to be repeated. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPeritonsillar Abscess
Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Antibiotics are also given to
treat the infection. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use of high dose steroid
prior to antibiotic therapy is more effective. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Penicillin used to be the antibiotic of choice for the treatment of
peritonsillar abscess. \n    \n   \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2955','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n
      Preeclampsia/eclampsia is a complex hypertensive disorder of
pregnancy affecting multiple systems. Preeclampsia is a condition that
pregnant women can get. Preeclampsia and eclampsia are complications of
pregnancy. In preeclampsia, the woman has dangerously high blood
pressure, swelling, and protein in the urine. <br />\r\n\nMild pre-
eclampsia at term is less likely to recur (5-10%) and when it does, it\'s
usually mild again. After severe pre-eclampsia, recurrence rate is about
20-25% in subsequent pregnancies. After eclampsia, about 25-30% of
subsequent pregnancies will be complicated by pre-eclampsia, but only 2%
with eclampsia again.<br />\r\n\nAbout 7% of all nulliparas develop
preeclampsia. The disease is most common in mothers under the age of 20,
or over the age of 35.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOther risk factors include
poverty, multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.), pre-existing
chronic hypertension or kidney disease, diabetes, excess amniotic fluid,
and a condition of the fetus called nonimmune hydrops. Eclampsia is the
final and most severe phase of preeclampsia and occurs when preeclampsia
is left untreated. In addition to the previously mentioned signs of
preeclampsia, women with eclampsia often have seizures. Eclampsia can
cause coma and even death of the mother and baby and can occur before,
during, or after childbirth. Eclampsia can cause coma and even death of
the mother and baby. Low levels of vitamin D may be a risk factor for
preeclampsia. Preeclampsia can prevent the placenta from receiving enough
blood, which can cause your baby to be born very small.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is also one of the leading causes of premature births and the
difficulties that can accompany them, including learning disabilities,
epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and hearing and vision problems. With mild
preeclampsia, treatment may be limited to bed rest, with careful daily
monitoring of weight, blood pressure, and urine protein via dipstick.
Increased dietary protein has been suggested to reduce the incidence of
pre-eclampsia. Magnesium can be injected into the veins to prevent
eclampsia-related seizures. Hydralazine or another antihypertensive drug
to manage severe elevations of blood pressure. A large trial of low-dose
aspirin has confirmed that it has a place in prevention of pre-eclampsia.
Close monitoring by practitioners will help decrease the complications of
these conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPreeclampsia and Eclampsia
Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Monitoring fluid intake. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Calcium supplementation has also been suggested<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Fish oil supplementation may help prevent
preeclampsia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Close monitoring by practitioners
will help decrease the complications of these conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Magnesium can be injected into the veins to prevent eclampsia-
related seizures. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Hydralazine or another
antihypertensive drug to manage severe elevations of blood pressure. \n
      \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2956','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Pericardial effusion
is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. If the
onset is rapid or if the volume of the pericardial effusion is large,
cardiac tamponade can occur. Cardiac tamponade diminishes the force of
heart contractions because of compression by the fluid trapped within the
pericardial space.Among individuals with a pericardial effusion, 7% to
10% are at risk of developing a cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion
usually results from a disturbed equilibrium between the production and
re-absorption of pericardial fluid, or from a structural abnormality that
allows fluid to enter the pericardial cavity. It may be transudative
(congestive heart failure, myxoedema, nephrotic syndrome), exudative
(tuberculosis, spread from empyema) or haemorrhagic.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPericardial effusions can be acute or chronic, and the time
course of development has a great impact on the patient\'s symptoms.
Chest pain, pressure symptoms. A small effusion may have no symptoms.
Pericardial effusion is also present after a specific type of heart
defect repair. Causes of Pericardial effusion is autoimmune disorders
(hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis)
,Kidney failure , Hemorrhage (bleeding) into pericardial space due to
chest trauma, heart attack, aortic rupture, or cardiac bypass surgery.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the heart
impairment. Pericardial effusion due to a viral infection usually goes
away within a few weeks without treatment. Some pericardial effusions
remain small and never need treatment. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf the
pericardial effusion is due to a condition such as lupus, treatment with
anti-inflammatory medications may help. In some cases, surgical drainage
may be required by pericardiocentesis. Aspirin may be the favorite
nonsteroidal agent to treat pericarditis after myocardial infarction.
Sometimes a catheter are used to drain excess fluid. Antineoplastic
therapy in conjunction with pericardiocentesis has been shown to be
effective in reducing recurrences of malignant effusions. Corticosteroids
and NSAIDs are helpful in patients with autoimmune conditions.
Intravenous fluid resuscitation may be helpful in cases of hemodynamic
compromise. Steroid administration early in the course of acute
pericarditis appears to be associated with an increased incidence of
relapse after tapering the steroid.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPericardial
Effusion Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Lupus
is very effective treatment against Pericardial Effusion.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Sometimes a catheter are used to drain excess fluid.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Treatment with anti-inflammatory medications may
help against Pericardial Effusion. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Corticosteroids and NSAIDs are helpful in patients with autoimmune
conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Intravenous fluid resuscitation may
be helpful in cases of hemodynamic compromise.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Aspirin may be the preferred nonsteroidal agent to treat pericarditis
after myocardial infarction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Indomethacin
should be avoided in patients who may have coronary artery disease<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Intravenous positive inotropes (dobutamine,
dopamine) can be used Pericardial Effusion Treatment.\n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2957','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Pulmonary embolus is
a blockage of an artery in the lungs by fat, air, tumour tissue, or blood
clot. PE is the third most common cause of death in the US, with at least
650,000 cases occurring annually. Symptoms may include difficulty
breathing, pain in the chest during breathing, and in more severe cases
collapse, circulatory instability and sudden death. Symptoms of
infarction often last several days but usually become milder every day.
It usually comes from smaller vessels in the leg, pelvis, arms, or heart.
When a clot forms in the legs or arms, it is referred to as a deep venous
thrombosis (DVT). PE can arise from DVT anywhere in the body. Fatal PE
often results from thrombus that originates in the axillary or subclavian
veins (deep veins of the arm or shoulder) or in veins of the pelvis. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThrombus that forms around indwelling central venous
catheters is a common cause of fatal PE. The most common sources of
embolism are proximal leg deep venous thrombosis (DVTs) or pelvic vein
thromboses. Any risk factor for DVT also increases the risk that the
venous clot will dislodge and migrate to the lung circulation, which
happens in up to 15% of all DVTs. The conditions are generally regarded
as a continuum termed venous thromboembolism (VTE).<br />\r\n\nEmergency
treatment and hospitalization may be necessary. Anticoagulant therapy
prevents the formation of more clots and allows the body to re-absorb the
existing clots faster. Oxygen therapy may be required to maintain normal
oxygen concentrations. Surgery is sometimes needed in patients at great
risk for recurrent embolism. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeparin therapy (low
doses of heparin injected under the skin) may be used for those on
prolonged bedrest. Clot-dissolving medication (thrombolytic therapy)
includes streptokinase, urokinase, or t-PA. Thrombolytic therapy is used
for people who appear to be in danger of dying of pulmonary embolism.
Subcutaneous low-molecular weight heparin is substituted for intravenous
heparin in many circumstances. Patients who have reactions to heparin or
related medications may need other medications. Prevention of deep venous
thrombosis (DVT) among at-risk patients is very important. Walking and
staying active as soon as possible after surgery or during a prolonged
medical illness can reduce the risk for pulmonary embolus. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPulmonary Embolus Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Surgery is sometimes needed in patients at great
risk for recurrent embolism.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Oxygen therapy may
be required to maintain normal oxygen concentrations.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Walking and staying active as soon as possible after
surgery.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Heparin therapy may be used for those
on prolonged bedrest. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Subcutaneous low-
molecular weight heparin is substituted for intravenous heparin in many
circumstances.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Other preventive measures
include compression stockings.\n \n      \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2958','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Placenta previa is
not usually a problem early in pregnancy. Placenta previa is the most
common cause of painless bleeding in the third trimester of pregnancy. It
may cause serious morbidity and mortality to both the fetus and the
mother. It is one of the leading causes of vaginal bleeding in the second
and third trimesters.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPlacenta previa, the
implantation of the placenta at least partially covering the cervix,
occurs in about one in 200 pregnancies. There are actually three types of
previa. Placenta previa complicates approximately 5 of 1,000 deliveries
and has a mortality rate of 0.03%. The risk increases with each
pregnancy, especially in women who have had six or more deliveries. The
rate of placenta previa is also higher in women who are carrying more
than one baby (multiple pregnancy).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are
several risk factors that can increase your chances of developing
placenta previa. Cigarette smoking, which is strongly linked to 1 of
every 4 previas.1 Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen transferred to
the fetus, thereby restorative the growth of a larger placenta, which is
more likely to grow low into the uterus. Cocaine or crack cocaine use
during pregnancy. Placenta praevia increases the risk of puerperal sepsis
and postpartum haemorrhage because the lower segment to which the
placenta was attached contracts less well post-delivery. Placenta previa
occurs in 1 in 1,500 first-time pregnancies. In women who have had five
or more pregnancies, this increases to about 5 in 100. Early in
pregnancy, the placenta may implant in the lower part of the uterus. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment for placenta previa depends on how much you
are bleeding and whether your fetus is mature enough to survive early
delivery. Cesarean section is the delivery method for placenta previa. It
is the most important way to reduce mother and infant death rates. If the
bleeding is severe, you may need a blood transfusion to replace lost
blood. You may also need medications to prevent premature labor. If the
fetus is reasonably mature (ie, >37 weeks\' gestation) and the patient is
in labor or if severe hemorrhage is present, therapy is directed at the
delivery of the fetus. A trial of labor may be considered for anterior
marginal previa, including oxytocin (Pitocin) augmentation. Avoid all
strenuous activities, such as running or lifting. Avoid intercourse. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPlacenta Previa Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid all strenuous activities, such as running or
lifting.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Cesarean section is the delivery
method for placenta previa. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoid inserting
anything, such as tampons or vaginal douches, into the vagina. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. With a bleeding previa, it is important that you
avoid sexual intercourse.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. You will be given Rh
immune globulin in case your fetus has Rh-positive blood. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. If you have labor contractions, you may be given tocolytic
medication to slow or stop the contractions. \n     \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2959','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Pneumonia means that
there is an infection or inflammation in the lung tissue. It can be
caused by a lot of different micro-organisms - viruses, bacteria, fungi
and parasites. Pneumonia is a particular concern for older adults and
people with chronic illnesses or impaired immune systems, but it can also
strike young, healthy people. Having a long-term, or chronic, disease
like asthma, heart disease, cancer, or diabetes also makes you more
likely to get pneumonia. People most at risk are older than 65 or younger
than 2 years of age, or already have health problems. Herpes simplex
virus is a rare cause of pneumonia except in newborns. People with immune
system problems are also at risk of pneumonia caused by cytomegalovirus
(CMV). <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCurrently, over 3 million people develop
pneumonia each year in the United States. People with weak immune systems
at greatest risk of pneumonia. People with infectious pneumonia often
have a cough producing greenish or yellow sputum and a high fever that
may be conducted by shaking chills. Shortness of breath is also common.
People with pneumonia may cough up blood, experience headaches, or
develop sweaty and clammy skin. Other possible symptoms are loss of
appetite, fatigue, blueness of the skin, nausea, vomiting, mood swings,
and joint pains or muscle aches. In some people, particularly the elderly
and those who are debilitated, bacterial pneumonia may follow influenza
or even a common cold.Pneumonia can be treated with oral antibiotics
given to your child at home. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSteroid medications
may be used to reduce wheezing. Control your fever with aspirin or
acetaminophen. Do not give aspirin to children. The best preventive
measures include washing your hands frequently, not smoking, and wearing
a mask when cleaning dusty or moldy areas. There are vaccines to prevent
infections by viruses or bacteria that cause some types of pneumonia.
Vaccines are now also given against the pneumococcus organism (PCV), a
common cause of bacterial pneumonia. Antiviral medication is now
available, too, and can be used to prevent some types of viral pneumonia
or to make symptoms less severe. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen
secretions and bring up phlegm.When in the hospital, respiratory
treatments to remove secretions may be necessary. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPneumonia Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up
phlegm. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Get lots of rest. Have someone else do
household chores. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Control your fever with
aspirin or acetaminophen.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Steroid medications
may be used to reduce wheezing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Vaccines are
now also given against the pneumococcus organism (PCV).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. If your child has chest pain, try a heating pad or warm
compress on the chest area.\n      \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2960','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Placental abruption
(abruptio placenta) is an uncommon. The placenta is part of your baby\'s
life support system. It transfers oxygen and nutrients to your baby. When
the placenta separates from your uterine lining before labor it can
interrupt the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to your baby.
Placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the wall of
the uterus prior to the birth of the baby. It is the most common cause of
late pregnancy bleeding. Placental abruption is also a significant
contributor to maternal mortality. The cause of abruption is unknown, but
high blood pressure, cocaine use, and cigarette smoking during pregnancy
greatly increase the risk. Other factors of an abruption include trauma
and abnormalities of the uterus or umbilical cord, and being over 35
years of age. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe main sign of placental
abruption is dark red vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may be slight or it
may be quite profuse.Various factors may increase the risk of placental
abruption. High blood pressure increases the risk of placental abruption,
whether you have chronic high blood pressure or the high blood pressure
first developed during pregnancy. Placental abruption is more common in
women age 40 and older. Placental abruption is more common in women who
smoke, drink alcohol, or use cocaine or methamphetamine during pregnancy.
The risk of placental abruption is higher if you have an unusually large
amount of amniotic fluid. <br />\r\n\nThe risk of placental abruption can
be reduced by maintaining a good diet including taking folic acid,
regular sleep patterns and not smoking or drinking alcohol.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPlacental abruption Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nControl high blood pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nProtect your abdomen from direct trauma.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAvoid drugs (especially cocaine), alcohol, and smoking during
pregnancy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReceive proper and regular prenatal
care throughout the pregnancy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPromptly treat
conditions in the mother, including diabetes and high blood pressure.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2961','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Pyelonephritis is a
serious bacterial infection of the kidney that can be acute or chronic.
It is a form of nephritis. It can also be called pyelitis. Pyelonephritis
most often occurs as a result of urinary tract infection, particularly in
the presence of occasional or persistent backflow of urine from the
bladder into the ureters or kidney pelvis (vesicoureteric reflux).
Pyelonephritis can be further classified is acute uncomplicated
pyelonephritis (sudden development of kidney inflammation) and Chronic
pyelonephritis (a long-standing infection that does not clear) Although
cystitis (bladder infection) is common, pyelonephritis occurs much less
often. The risk is increased if there is a history of cystitis, renal
papillary necrosis, kidney stones, vesicoureteric reflux, or obstructive
uropathy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe risk is also increased when there
is a history of chronic or repeating urinary tract infection and when the
infection is caused by a particularly aggressive type of bacteria. Acute
pyelonephritis can be severe in the elderly and in people who are
immunosuppressed (for example, those with cancer or AIDS). Possible
causes of kidney infection include infections in the bladder ,use of a
catheter to drain urine from the bladder ,use of a cystoscope to examine
the bladder and urethra ,surgery on the urinary tract conditions such as
prostate enlargement and kidney stones that prevent the efficient flow of
urine from the bladder and defects or abnormalities in the urinary tract
that block the flow of urine. Severe or recurrent infections may cause
permanent kidney damage and lead to chronic kidney disease.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA kidney infection is treated with an appropriate
antibiotic taken for several weeks. Anatomic abnormalities may need to be
surgically treated. Antibiotics will usually clear the infection. An
antibiotic is usually prescribed straight away if a kidney infection is
suspected, even before the result of the urine test is known. Some
bacteria are resistant to some antibiotics. Painkillers such as
paracetamol or ibuprofen ease pain and reduce a high temperature (fever).
Stronger painkillers may be needed if the pain is more severe. Due to the
high mortality rate in the elderly population and the risk of
complications, prompt treatment is recommended. Drinking cranberry juice
prevents certain types of bacteria from attaching to the wall of the
bladder and may lessen the chance of infection.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPyelonephritis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment of Pyelonephritis.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Mild cases may be treated with oral
therapy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Drinking cranberry juice prevents
certain types of bacteria.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Surgery may be
needed if tests reveal a predisposing condition<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Anatomic abnormalities may need to be surgically treated.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Increasing the intake of fluids encourages frequent urination
that flushes bacteria from the bladder.\n      \n   \n
      \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2962','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A radial head
fracture is the most common broken elbow bone seen in adults. Radial head
fractures are common injuries, occurring in about 20 percent of all acute
elbow injuries. They are more frequent in women than in men and occur
most often between 30 and 40 years of age. Approximately 10 percent of
all elbow dislocations involve a fracture of the radial head. As the
upper arm bone (humerus) and the ulna return to their normal alignment, a
piece of the radial head bone could be chipped off (fractured). Radial
head fractures cause pain and swelling around the elbow. Radial head
fractures occur most commonly in contact and collision sports when a
player falls onto an outstretched hand or arm. . Blunt or penetrating
trauma rarely causes radial head injury. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
presence of bleeding, even with small puncture wounds, should alert the
examiner to the possibility of open injury. Neurovascular symptoms of
numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation should be identified to rule out
nerve or vascular injury. The presence of severe pain should alert the
examiner to the possibility of compartment syndrome. Primary treatment
involves sending for expert medical assistance, securing the arm to the
body in a comfortable position and gentle application of ice for 20 min.
Further treatment requires the expertise of an orthopaedic surgeon
because a fracture in which the bone is displaced may require fixation. A
bone fractured with no displacement may require only splinting the arm at
a 90° angle for a few weeks. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRadial Head Fracture
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Nonsurgical
treatment involves using a splint or sling for a few days, followed by
early motion. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. If too much motion is attempted
too quickly, the bones may shift and become displaced. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. If displacement is minimal,followed by range of motion
exercises, is usually successful. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Small
fragments may be surgically removed. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Early
movement to stretch and bend the elbow is necessary to avoid stiffness.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. A prosthesis (artificial radial head) can be
used to prevent deformity if elbow instability is severe.\n    \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2963','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Pyloric stenosis
(infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis) is a condition that causes
severe vomiting in the first few months of life. Pyloric stenosis can
occur any time between birth and 5 months of age. Pyloric stenosis is a
narrowing of the pylorus, the lower part of the stomach through which
food and other stomach contents pass to enter the small intestine. When
an infant has pyloric stenosis, the muscles in the pylorus have become
enlarged to the point where food is prevented from emptying out of the
stomach. It affects about three out of 1,000 babies in the United States.
Pyloric stenosis is about four times more likely to occur in firstborn
male infants. It has also been shown to run in families - if a parent had
pyloric stenosis, then an infant has up to a 20% risk of developing the
condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPyloric stenosis occurs more commonly
in Caucasian infants than in babies of other ethnic backgrounds, and
affected infants are more likely to have blood type B or O. The causes of
pyloric stenosis are unknown, but genetic factors may play a role.
Antibiotics, such as erythromycin, given to a baby within the first 2
weeks of life may slightly increase his or her chances for developing
pyloric stenosis. Most infants who develop pyloric stenosis are usually
between 2 weeks and 2 months of age - symptoms usually appear during or
after the third week of life. The first symptom of pyloric stenosis is
usually vomiting. Some infants present with poor feeding and weight loss,
but others demonstrate normal weight gain. Dehydrated infants are
lethargic and less active than usual.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPyloric
stenosis is typically managed with surgery. Pyloric stenosis is typically
treated with a surgical procedure known as pyloromyotomy. Before surgery,
your baby may be given intravenous (IV) fluids to treat dehydration and
restore electrolytes. Your baby may receive IV fluids for a few hours
after surgery as well, until he or she can tolerate normal feedings.
Pyloric stenosis must be repaired with an operation. However, physicians
may need to treat your baby\'s dehydration and mineral imbalances first.
Water and minerals can be replaced through intravenous (IV) fluid. Your
baby\'s tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies.
Your opinion and preference. Complications from surgery (which may
include infection at the incision site) are rare. \n      \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2964','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    A retinal detachment
is a serious and sight-threatening event. Retinal detachment is a
disorder of the eye in which the retina peels away from its underlying
layer of support tissue. It is usually affects middle-aged or older
people. Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the
choroid. The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive tissue on the back
wall of the eye. The optical system of the eye focuses light on the
retina much like light is focused on the film in a camera. The retina
translates that focused image into neural impulses and sends them to the
brain via the optic nerve. Occasionally, posterior vitreous detachment,
injury or trauma to the eye or head may cause a small tear in the retina.
The tear allows vitreous fluid to seep through it under the retina, and
peel it away like a bubble in wallpaper.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRetinal
detachment can occur more frequently after surgery for cataracts. The
estimate of risk of retinal detachment after cataract surgery is 5 to 16
per 1000 cataract operations. There are three different types of retinal
detachment. First is rhegmatogenous a tear or break in the retina allows
fluid to get under the retina and separate it from the retinal pigment
epithelium (RPE), the pigmented cell layer that nourishes the retina.
These types of retinal detachments are the most common. Second is
tractional. In Tractional type of detachment, scar tissue on the
retina\'s surface contracts and causes the retina to separate from the
RPE. This type of detachment is less common.Third is exudative-frequently
caused by retinal diseases, including inflammatory disorders and
injury/trauma to the eye.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn this type, fluid
leaks into the area below the retina, but there are no tears or breaks in
the retina. There are several methods of treating a detached retina which
all depend on finding and closing the holes (tears) which have formed in
the retina. Small holes and tears are treated with laser surgery or a
freeze treatment called cryopexy. These procedures are usually performed
in the doctor\'s office. During laser surgery tiny burns are made around
the hole to \"weld\" the retina back into place. Cryopexy freezes the
area around the hole and helps reattach the retina. Scleral buckle
surgery is an established treatment in which the eye surgeon sews one or
more silicone bands (bands, tyres) to the outside of the
eyeball.Vitrectomy is an increasingly widely used treatment for retinal
detachment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRetinal Detachment Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Laser photocoagulation can
repair smaller retinal tears. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Vitrectomy is an
increasingly widely used treatment for retinal detachment <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Cryopexy uses extreme cold to cause scar formation and seal
the edges of a retinal tear.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Liquid silicone
may be injected to replace the vitreous fluid to maintain the normal
shape of the eye.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Early examination allows
detection of retinal tears which can be treated with laser or
cryotherapy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Effective way of preventing
retinal detachment is by educating people to seek ophthalmic medical
attention\n \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2965','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Millions of people
are affected by high blood pressure (hypertension), a condition in which
blood travels through the body\'s arteries at a pressure too high for
good health. High blood pressure in the arteries that supply the lungs is
called pulmonary hypertension (PHT). The blood pressure measured by cuff
on your arm isn\'t directly related to the pressure in your lungs. The
blood vessels that supply the lungs constrict and their walls thicken, so
they can\'t carry as much blood. As in a kinked garden hose, pressure
builds up and backs up. The heart works harder, trying to force the blood
through. Nearly 50 million Americans have high blood pressure (also known
as hypertension). It occurs when blood travels through the body\'s
arteries at a pressure too high for good health.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is most commonly found in women between ages 20 and 40.
However, men and women in all age ranges — as well as very young children
— can develop PPH. There are two main kinds of pulmonary hypertension.
One runs in families or appears for no known reason. The other kind is
related to another condition, usually heart or lung disease. The most
common cause of pulmonary hypertension is left heart failure leading to
pulmonary venous hypertension (WHO Group II). This may be due to systolic
or diastolic malfunction of the left ventricle or due to valvular
dysfunction such as mitral regurgitation, mitral stenosis, aortic
stenosis, or aortic regurgitation. It usually manifests as pulmonary
edema or pleural effusions.Treatment is determined by whether the PH is
arterial, venous, hypoxic, or miscellaneous. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
impotence drug Viagra, is sometimes used to treat pulmonary hypertension.
Most medications often used to treat coexistent illnesses are safe for
people with PHT. Prostacyclin given intravenously through a catheter
surgically implanted in the skin improves the quality of life, increases
survival, and reduces the urgency of lung transplantation. Vasodilators
(drugs to dilate blood vessels), such as calcium channel blockers, nitric
oxide, and prostacyclin, are often helpful for secondary pulmonary
hypertension associated with scleroderma, chronic liver disease, and HIV
infection. Bosentan, a new drug given by mouth, has been effective in
some people. A drug similar to prostacyclin, called iloprost, can be
administered by inhalation. Sometimes lung transplants also are done.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPulmonary Hypertension Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Diuretics reduce the amount of fluid in the
body.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Given oxygen therapy to help treat
pulmonary hypertension.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. High dose calcium
channel blockers are useful in PAH patients. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Prostacyclin is commonly considered the most effective treatment for PAH.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Viagra, is sometimes used to treat pulmonary
hypertension. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Bosentan drug given by mouth,
has been effective in some people. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7.
Transplantation may be a possible treatment for severe secondary
pulmonary hypertension.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2966','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    <br />\r\n\nHip
fracture is among the most common injuries necessitating hospital
admission. A hip fracture is a fracture in the proximal end of the femur
(the long bone running through the thigh), near the hip joint. Proximal
femoral fractures include a broad group of common fractures of the
femoral head and neck typically occurring in osteoporotic females.
Proximal femoral fracture is a common injury in elderly people with a
current mortality at six months in females of 16% and in males of 43%.
Hip fractures are very dangerous episodes especially for elderly and
frail patients. Mortality with these fractures can approach 20 % in the
elderly. Two groups are commonly discussed: intracapsular and
extracapsular fractures. Extracapsular fractures include
intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe intracapsular fractures embrace fractures of the femoral neck
and head with capital, subcapital, transcervical, and basicervical
varieties. The subcapital fracture is the most common of the four. The
basicervical fractures include fractures farthest from the fovea.
Intracapsular fractures have a high incidence of avascular necrosis of
the femoral head (up to 35%). Hip protectors are padded plastic shields
that can be placed over the trochanters of people at risk of falling or
of sustaining a fragility fracture. However, they are not effective in
reducing the likelihood of a hip fracture and compliance is poor. The
classic clinical presentation of a hip fracture is an elderly patient who
sustained a low-energy fall and now has pain and is unable to bear
weight. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment options for subtrochanteric
fractures include nonoperative and operative methods. The goal of
treatment is fracture reduction so that near anatomic alignment and
normal femoral anteversion are obtained. Most hip fractures are treated
by orthopedic surgery, which involves implanting an orthosis. The surgery
is a major stress on the patient, particularly in older people.Operative
treatment allows for immediate mobilization and pain management and
decreases the risk of complications such as skin breakdown, DVT, and
pulmonary abnormalities. A few patients (eg, those who were not
ambulatory before the event for reasons unrelated to the affected joint)
are candidates for nonsurgical management. Rehabilitation is an important
aspect of care.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nProximal Femur Fractures Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Skeletal traction may be
considered for long term treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Aggressive
chest physiotherapy is needed to reduce the risk of pneumonia. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Most hip fractures are treated by orthopedic
surgery, which involves implanting an orthosis.\n \n      \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2967','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   Retinal hemorrhage
means bleeding onto the surface of the retina caused by rupture of the
tiny blood vessels that lie on the surface of the retina. Retinal
hemorrhage signify increased pressure within the skull. This may result
from head trauma and bleeding, whether accidental or intentional (child
abuse). It was once believed to be pathognomonic of so-called shaken baby
syndrome, but this is no longer thought to be true by the forensic
pathology community. Retinal hemorrhages in children are important
clinical findings. They may be associated with trauma or systemic
diseases. In the absence of bleeding disorders, retinal hemorrhage most
often result from non - accidental injuries such as direct streaking of
the head, severe shaking causing acceleration - deceleration and thoracic
compressions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHemorrhages in the retina have many
causes (including diabetic retinopathy,hypertensive retinopathy, physical
trauma, bleeding diathesis and increased intracranial pressure). Sever
contraction of chest muscles in convulsion, crying or vomiting may cause
retinal hemorrhages. Retinal hemorrhages occur when blood extravasates
from blood vessells due to variety of causes from benign to life -
threatening conditions. It is usually seen in children with trauma
(including child abuse), vomiting, coughing or cardiopulmonary
resucitation. Theoretical mechanism is sudden rise of retinal venous
pressure secondary to forceful thoracoabdominal muscle contraction. Such
a mechanism is also possible after convulsion. There are a number of
reports in literature about retinal hemorrhages after convulsion. \n \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2968','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   A retropharyngeal
abscess (RPA) is a collection of pus in the lymph nodes at the back of
the throat. It is a potentially life-threatening medical condition. RPA,
once almost exclusively a disease of children, is observed with
increasing frequency in adults. Retropharyngeal abscess generally affects
children under age 5. Infected material (pus) builds up in the space
around the tissues at the back of the throat. This can occur during or
immediately following a throat infection. An abscess is usually caused by
a bacterial infection that has spread from the tonsils, throat, sinuses,
adenoids, nose, or middle ear. Many infections are caused by a
combination of bacteria. An injury to the back of the throat from a sharp
object, such as a fish bone, occasionally causes a retropharyngeal
abscess.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe retropharyngeal space is posterior to
the pharynx, bound by the buccopharyngeal fascia anteriorly, the
prevertebral fascia posteriorly, and the carotid sheaths laterally. It
extends superiorly to the base of the skull and inferiorly to the
mediastinum. RPA can cause sepsis and airway compromise. The main
symptoms are difficulty and pain when swallowing, a fever, and
enlargement of the lymph nodes in the neck. The voice is muffled, and
children may drool. The neck may be stiff, and children may hold their
head at an angle. The abscess can block the airway, making breathing
difficult and noisy, particularly when children inhale (called stridor).
Children may lie on their back, tilt their head and neck back, and raise
their chin to make breathing easier.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRPA is more
common in males than in females, with generally reported male
preponderance of 53-55%. Complications include bleeding around the
abscess, rupture of the abscess into the airway (which can block the
airway), and pneumonia. The voice box (larynx) may go into spasm and
further tamper with breathing. Blood clots may form in the jugular veins
of the neck. Infection may spread down into the chest. Sometimes
widespread inflammation and infection of the bloodstream occurs, causing
organs to malfunction (a condition called septic shock). Retropharyngeal
abscesses often need to be drained surgically. Surgery is needed to drain
the infected area. High-dose intravenous antibiotics are used to treat
the infection. Intravenous administration of a semisynthetic penicillin
(eg, nafcillin) is recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRetropharyngeal
Abscess Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. High-
dose intravenous antibiotics are used to treat the infection.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Endotracheal intubation may be required if the
patient has signs of upper airway obstruction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Cricothyrotomy (surgical or needle) may be required in the patient with
upper airway obstruction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Intravenous fluids
are required if the patient is dehydrated because of fever and difficulty
swallowing.\n    \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2969','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Reye\'s syndrome (RS)
is primarily a children\'s disease. Reye\'s syndrome is a disorder
principally affecting the liver and brain, marked by rapid development of
life-threatening neurological symptoms. Reye syndrome is sudden (acute)
brain damage (encephalopathy) and liver function problems of unknown
cause.<br />\r\n\nReye\'s Syndrome tends to appear with greatest
frequency during January, February, and March when influenza is most
common. Reye syndrome is rare: approximately 0.1 cases per 100,000
population. Children with Reye syndrome get sick very suddenly.
Typically, Reye syndrome follows an upper respiratory infection (URI) or
chickenpox by about 1 week. It frequently begins with vomiting, which is
persistent over many hours.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe signs and symptoms
of Reye syndrome are almost always preceded by a viral illness. After the
beginning of recovery from the viral illness, the affected person
suddenly becomes worse, with the development of persistent vomiting. This
may be followed rapidly by quietness, lethargy, agitation or
combativeness, seizures, and coma. In infants, diarrhea may be more
common than vomiting. Fever is usually absent at this point. Weakness in
arms or legs ,muscle function loss or paralysis of the arms or legs
,double vision ,speech difficulties and hearing loss. The signs and
symptoms of Reye\'s syndrome typically appear about one week after a
viral infection.<br />\r\n\nFor children younger than age 2, the first
signs of Reye\'s syndrome may be diarrhea and rapid breathing. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReye\'s syndrome is a life-threatening emergency that
requires intensive management. Intensive monitoring of the pressure
within the brain, blood gases, and blood pH is required. Treatments may
include fluids by IV to provide electrolytes and glucose ,steroids to
reduce swelling in the brain and breathing support (a breathing machine
may be needed during a deep coma). Corticosteroids medications may be
used to reduce swelling in the brain. Monitoring pressure inside the head
to help prevent brain damage. Using a respirator if the child is having
severe difficulty breathing. Aspirin should be avoided for several weeks
after receiving a varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. Small amounts of
insulin may be used to increase sugar metabolism. Diuretics medications
may be used to increase fluid loss through urination. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nReye\'s Syndrome Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Fluids by IV to provide electrolytes and glucose.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Steroids to reduce swelling in the brain.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Use other drugs that help relieve fever, such as
acetaminophen. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Your child may be fed through
an intravenous (IV) line. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Corticosteroids
medications may be used to reduce swelling in the brain. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Aspirin should be avoided for several weeks after receiving a
varicella (chickenpox) vaccine.\n \n     \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2970','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Schizophrenia is a
chronic, severe, and disabling mental illness. It affects men and women
with equal frequency. It has been recognized throughout recorded history.
It affects about 1 percent of Americans. In men, symptoms usually start
in the late teens and early 20s. For women, they start in the mid-20s to
early 30s. People with schizophrenia sometimes hear voices others don’t
hear, believe that others are broadcasting their thoughts to the world,
or become convinced that others are plotting to harm them. They include
hallucinations, or seeing things, and delusions such as hearing voices.
Positive symptomsare unusual thoughts or perceptions, including
hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, and disorders of movement.
Schizophrenia is found all over the world. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNegative symptoms delineate a loss or a decrease in the ability
to initiate plans, speak, express emotion, or find pleasure in everyday
life. Cognitive symptoms(or cognitive deficits) are problems with
attention, certain types of memory, and the executive works that allow us
to plan and organize. Cognitive deficits can also be difficult to
recognize as part of the disorder but are the most disabling in terms of
leading a normal life. The severity of the symptoms and long-lasting,
chronic pattern of schizophrenia often cause a high degree of disability.
The first signs of schizophrenia often appear as confusing, or even
shocking, changes in behavior. Coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia
can be especially difficult for family members who remember how involved.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntipsychotic medication shortens the duration of
psychosis in Schizophrenia, and prevents recurrences (but psychotic
relapses can still occur under stress). Rehabilitation emphasizes social
and vocational training to help people with schizophrenia function more
effectively in their communities. Psychotherapy is also widely
recommended and used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to reduce symptoms and improve related
issues such as self-esteem. People respond individually to antipsychotic
medications, although agitation and hallucinations usually improve within
days and delusions usually improve within a few weeks. Social
rehabilitation (e.g., club-houses, supervised social activities) and
sheltered/volunteer employment are also essential. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSchizophrenia Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Illness
Management Skills active role in managing their own illness.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Psychotherapy is also widely recommended and used
in the treatment of schizophrenia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Social
rehabilitation and sheltered/volunteer employment are also essential. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Rehabilitation emphasizes social and vocational
training to help people with schizophrenia function <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Cognitive behavioral therapy is useful for patients with
symptoms that persist even when they take medication.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Self-help groups for people with schizophrenia and their
families are becoming increasingly common.\n \n     \n
      \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2971','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Septic arthritis is
an inflammation of a joint caused by a bacteria infection other than
gonorrhea. It may also occur when the joint is directly infected with
bacteria during injury or surgery. Septic arthritis can occur at any age.
When considering children, it occurs at a higher rate in those under 3
years of age, with the hip, knee and ankle being the most common joints
affected. Septic arthritis may affect any joint but is most frequently
found in the knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, elbow, and finger joints.
Approximately 20,000 cases of suppurative arthritis occur in the United
States each year. From age 3 to adolescence, Septic arthritis is
uncommon, at which point incidence will increase again. Septic arthritis
is often seen in the elderly, immunosuppressed and those with chronic
inflammatory arthritides.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe onset of the
symptoms is usually rapid with joint swelling, intense joint pain, and
low-grade fever. Septic arthritis in the hip may be experienced as pain
in the groin area that becomes much worse if the patient tries to walk.
In the majority of cases, there is some leakage of tissue fluid into the
affected joint. Risk factors for Septic arthritis include a simultaneous
bacterial infection, chronic illness, diseases or medications that
operate on suppression of the immune system, intravenous drug abuse,
rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell disease, artificial joints, recent
damage to a joint leading to bruising/inflammation, or recent joint
arthroscopy or other invasive surgery. Septic arthritis should be
suspected when one joint (monoarthritis) is affected and the patient is
febrile. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeptic arthritis must be diagnosed
quickly and treated with antibiotics. The antibibiotics are continued
orally (usually two antibiotics for six weeks and then one for a further
six weeks). In immunosuppressed, gentamicin and flucloxacillin is used
Rest, immobilization, elevation, and warm compresses may help relieve
pain. Performing exercises for the affected joint aids the recovery
process. Prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may be helpful for high-
risk people. Empirical Antibiotics - Discuss with microbiologist.
Intravenous flucloxacillin and fusidic acid for at least a week. Drainage
of the joint and arthroscopic washouts are helpful in relieving pain.
Immobilize joint and then physiotherapy started earlyu to prevent
stiffness and muscle wasting.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeptic Arthritis
Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Antibiotics are used to treat
the infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Rest, immobilization, elevation,
and warm compresses may help relieve pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may be helpful for high-risk
people.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Fluid is usually aspirated from the
affected joint to relieve pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Aspiration
may need to be done several times to relieve pressure.\n \n    \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2972','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Serotonin syndrome is
a life-threatening drug reaction that causes the body to have too much
serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells. It is an iatrogenic (i.e.
caused by medical treatment) toxidrome. Serotonin syndrome is caused by
increased serotonin in the central nervous system. It is the result of
overstimulation of 5-HT1A receptors in central grey nuclei and the
medulla and, perhaps, of overstimulation of 5-HT2 receptors. Serotonin
syndrome is not a spontaneous drug reaction, it is a consequence of
excess serotonergic activity at central nervous system (CNS) and
peripheral serotonin receptors. Serotonin syndrome can occur when you
take certain combinations of prescription medications that affect
serotonin levels in your body. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSigns and symptoms
of serotonin syndrome range from restlessness and rapid heartbeat to
muscle rigidity and seizures. Severe case often have agitated delirium as
well as muscular rigidity and high muscular tension. Temperature may rise
to above 41.1°C (105.98°F) in life-threatening cases. Other abnormalities
include metabolic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, seizures, renal failure, and
disseminated intravascular coagulation. Risk factors for the development
of serotonin syndrome are unclear, but some trends are becoming apparent
as more cases appear in the literature. Peripheral vascular disease and
atherosclerosis may lead to severe vasospasm and hypertension in the
presence of elevated serotonin levels. Another risk factor relates to
drug metabolism rate. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSlow metabolizers of SSRIs
(approximately 7% of the population) may produce higher than normal
levels of these antidepressants in the blood. Serotonin syndrome can be
life threatening. The most important treatment is to discontinue the
offending agent. Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam (Valium) or lorazepam
(Ativan), can help control agitation, seizure-like movements and muscle
stiffness. Moderate cases should have all thermal and cardiorespiratory
abnormalities corrected and can benefit from serotonin antagonists (i.e.
cyproheptadine). Esmolol (Brevibloc) or nitroprusside (Nitropress) drugs
to reduce an increased heart rate or high blood pressure. If other
treatments aren\'t working cyproheptadine (Periactin), a drug that blocks
serotonin production.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSerotonin Syndrome Treatment
Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Cyproheptadine (Periactin), a drug that
blocks serotonin production.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Lorazepam and
diazepam have been shown to be effective in treating serotonin
syndrome.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam
(Valium) or lorazepam (Ativan), can help control agitation.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Rigidity, seizures, and agitation are treated with
benzodiazepines.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Esmolol or nitroprusside drugs
to reduce an increased heart rate or high blood pressure.\n    \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2973','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Slipped capital
femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is an unusual disorder of the adolescent hip.
The condition is affects the hip in teenagers between the ages of 12 and
16. A slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs when the upper end of the
thigh bone (femur) slips at the area where the bone is growing (growth
plate or physis) and does not fit in the hip socket correctly. An
epiphysis is an area at the end of a long bone that is separated from the
main part of the bone by the physeal plate (growth plate). In this
condition, a displacement occurs in the upper epiphysis while the bone is
still growing. SCFE typically occurs just after the onset of puberty,
frequently in overweight and slightly skeletally immature boys. It is
often seen in children in whom puberty is delayed. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGirls who present are slightly younger than boys who present, and
the condition is never seen in children who have a closed growth plate.
African American children are affected slightly more often than others.
SCFE occurs in approximately two out of 100,000 children and is two to
five times more likely to occur in boys than girls. In most cases,
slipping of the epiphysis is a slow and gradual process. However, it may
occur suddenly and be associated with a minor fall or trauma. Symptoms
vary in severity and speed of progression. Symptoms of SCFE typically
include pain in the hip that is aggravated by activity. Sometimes teens
will also experience pain in the groin, thigh, or knee area. The symptoms
of SCFE may resemble other conditions or medical problems of the hip.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe goal of treatment for a slipped capital femoral
epiphysis is to prevent further slippage and reduce complications of the
condition. The most common treatment of SCFE is called \"in-situ
fixation.\" With this treatment, the bone is held in place with a single
central screw. This screw keeps the thigh bone from slipping and will
close the growth plate. The results of this treatment are good. Surgery
to stabilize the bone with pins or screws will prevent further slippage
or displacement of the ball of the hip joint. Other surgical treatments
(including in-situ fixation with more than one screw) are used less
often. Weight control for obese children may be helpful. Many cases are
not preventable. Physical therapy (following surgery, to help strengthen
the hip and leg muscles) is also helful against slipped capital. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSlipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. The most common treatment of
SCFE is \"in-situ fixation.\" <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Surgery is
usually the treatment of choice.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Weight control
for obese children may be helpful. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Physical
therapy is also helful against slipped capital. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Your opinion or preference. \n      \n   \n
      \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2974','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Vertebral
osteomyelitis refers to an infection of the vertebral body in the spine.
It is a fairly rare cause of back pain, especially in young healthy
adults. It can develop from direct open spinal trauma, infections in
adjacent structures, or from hematogenous spread of bacteria to a
vertebra, or it can occur postoperatively. A spinal infection may cause
permanent injury or take root in the epidural cavity. This cavity is a
fatty area near nerve roots and provides space for an infection or
abscess. <br />\r\n\nGenerally, the infection is spread to the vertebral
body by a vascular route. The veins in the lower spine drain the pelvis
and provide for a direct route of entry for the bacteria to get into the
spine. Vertebral osteomyelitis is considered uncommon, with an incidence
of 1 case per 100,000-250,000 population per year. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nA certain group of people are at risk. These are the smokers, the
obese, the malnourished, the immunosuppressed, either from acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome.<br />\r\n\nApproximately 95% of pyogenic
spinal infections involve the vertebral body, and only 5% involve the
posterior elements of the spine.Children with vertebral osteomyelitis and
associated diskitis usually present with an abrupt onset of malaise,
fever, and back pain. They commonly demonstrate back stiffness,
restricted motion, guarded walking, and spine tenderness. Antibiotics are
given for variable lengths of time. Nonsurgical treatment may include
intravenous or oral antibiotics combined with bed rest. In some cases
surgical intervention may be necessary to eradicate the infection. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSpinal Infections Treatment Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Oral antibiotics is also helpful against spinal infections.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Antibiotics are given for variable lengths of
time.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Surgical intervention may be necessary to
eradicate the infection. \n \n     \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2975','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Subarachnoid
hemorrhage (SAH) implies the presence of blood within the subarachnoid
space from some pathologic process. Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs when a
blood vessel just outside the brain ruptures. It may arise due to trauma
or spontaneously, and is a medical emergency which can lead to death or
severe disability even if recognized and treated in an early stage.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage is most often caused by abnormalities of the
arteries at the base of the brain, called cerebral aneurysms.
Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to rupture of a cerebral aneurysm occurs in
approximately 10-15 out of 10,000 people. Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to
rupture of a cerebral aneurysm is most common in persons age 20 to 60. It
is slightly more common in women than men.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA
further 10% of cases is due to non-aneurysmal perimesencephalic
hemorrhage, in which the blood is limited to the area of the midbrain.
Risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage are smoking, hypertension and
extreme alcohol intake; all are associated with a doubled risk for SAH.
The goals of treatment are to save your life, repair the cause of
bleeding, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications. Pain killers and
anti-anxiety medications may be used to relieve headache and reduce
intracranial pressure. Phenytoin or other medications may be used to
prevent or treat seizures. Analgesia (pain control) is generally
restricted to non-sedating agents, as sedation would interfere with the
monitoring of the level of consciousness. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSurgery
may involve a craniotomy and aneurysm clipping, which closes the
aneurysm, or endovascular coiling, a procedure in which coils are placed
within the aneurysm to prevent further bleeding. Nimodipine, an oral
calcium channel blocker, has been shown to reduce the chance of a bad
outcome. Nutrition is an early priority, with oral or nasogastric tube
feeding being preferable over parenteral routes. Do not smoke, avoid
caffeinated beverages, and have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Stool softeners are given to prevent constipation, which can lead to
straining. Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs are contraindicated. If
you have a family history of strokes and aneurysms and monitor your blood
pressure. If an aneurysm is discovered early, the doctor may be able to
repair the weak spot.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSubarachnoid Hemorrhage
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Anticoagulants
and antiplatelet drugs are contraindicated.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use
rapid sequence intubation if possible. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoid
excessive or inadequate hyperventilation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Avoid
excessive sedation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Use medications that can be
titrated rapidly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Thiopental and etomidate are
the optimal induction agents in SAH during an intubation. \n   \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2976','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Temporal arteritis,
also known as giant cell arteritis, is an inflammatory condition
affecting the medium-sized blood vessels that supply the head, eyes, and
optic nerves. Temporal arteritis originates from a generalized
vasculopathy affecting medium and large arteries. Temporal, giant cell,
and cranial arteritis occurs when there is inflammation and death of one
or more arteries. It most commonly occurs in the head, especially in the
temporal arteries that branch from the carotid artery of the neck.
Temporal arteritis occurs more frequently in Caucasian patients of
northern European descent, yet rarely in blacks and Asians. It usually
only affects people over the age of 55 and is most common in people over
75. Giant Cell Arteritis seems to affect more women than men.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGiant Cell Arteritis is sometimes related to other
problems. Most commonly polymylagia rhuematica, this is a condition which
causes pain in the shoulders and hip joints. Polymylagia rhuematica is
also associated with problems of blood supply. About 40% of people will
have other nonspecific symptoms such as respiratory complaints or
weakness or pain along many nerve areas. Rarely, paralysis of eye muscles
may occur. Systemic symptoms may include fever, fatigue, malaise,
unexplained weight loss, and sweats. Patients may also present with
symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica ,carpal tunnel syndrome,
radiculopathy, and, rarely, pulse deficits similar to those in
Takayasu\'s arteritis. Physical examination may reveal swelling and
tenderness with nodularity over the temporal arteries.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe primary treatment for the disease is oral steroid medication
to reduce the inflammatory process. Corticosteroids must be started as
soon as the diagnosis is suspected (even before the diagnosis is
confirmed by biopsy). A steroid medicine such as prednisolone is the
usual treatment. Steroids work by reducing inflammation. After starting
treatment, symptoms usually ease quickly, within a few days. Some case
reports suggest that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, such as
etanercept (Enbrel) and infliximab (Remicade), may be helpful. Aspirin
may also be recommended. Medications that suppress the immune system are
occasionally prescribed. Azathioprine and methotrexate have occasionally
been used in patients with unacceptable corticosteroid adverse
effects.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTemporal Arteritis Treatment and
Preention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Aspirin may also be
recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Corticosteroid treatment may be
started even before a biopsy confirms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Steroids
help to reduce swelling, this mean that the swelling in the arteries can
be reduced<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Azathioprine and methotrexate drugs
helpful against Arteritis. \n      \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2977','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Tetanus, also known
as lockjaw, is a serious but preventable disease. Tetanus is an acute
disease characterized by early hypertonia, painful muscle contractions
(usually muscles of the jaw and neck) and generalized muscle spasms with
no other apparent medical causes. It is characterized by skin results
from a wound that becomes contaminated with a bacterium called
Clostridium tetani, which is often found in the soil. In the United
States, most cases of tetanus follow a cut or deep puncture wound, a
wound caused by stepping on a nail. Tetanus affects the skeletal muscles,
a type of striated muscle. The other type of striated muscle, heart or
cardiac muscle can not be intrinsic tetanized because of their electrical
properties. In recent years, about 11% of reported cases of tetanus have
been fatal.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMortality rates are higher in the
unvaccinated and those over 60 years. The powerful toxin is produced when
the bacteria multiply tetanus is the leading cause of injury in this
disease. Tetanus often begins with muscle spasms in the jaw (called
trismus), and may be accompanied by difficulty swallowing and stiffness
or pain in the neck muscles, shoulders or back. These spasms can spread
to the muscles of the abdomen, arms and thighs. Symptoms can occur
anywhere from a few days to several months after exposure to the
bacteria. Tetanus can be fatal despite treatment. The disease is rare in
the United States, with fewer than 100 cases of tetanus reported each
year. The best protection against tetanus is prevention. Treatment for
tetanus may include drugs, surgery, and rest in bed.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTetanus Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Metronidazole treatment decreases the number of bacteria .<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Chlorpromazine can be given to control the muscle spasms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Drug diazepam (given directly into a vein) can
control the muscle spasms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Use of a tetanus
antitoxin, such as tetanus immune globulin (TIG) is also recommended.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2978','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    The job of nursing
fills many roles, both formally and informally. These medical personnel
helps in staying connected with people in their one of those painful and
distressful moments of their lives. This exclusive job opportunity sets
nurses apart from other professionals. If you are interested in serving
people in their pains and want to pursue your dreams of traveling to
exclusive locations, travel nursing could be the right choice for you.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo become an impressive professional in nursing, you
must explore your reasons for choosing nursing as a career. Think what
makes you to become a travel nurse? Ask yourself why do you want to get
into nursing? If you find out that this is what you always wanted to do
and helping people gives you happiness and satisfaction then travel
nursing career can be the best choice for you. Do not forget that for
becoming a true nurse, you may need your full dedication and commitment.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEligibility Criterion for Travel Nursing Jobs<br
/>\r\n\nTo become a good travel nurse, a nurse has to fulfill certain
essential criterions. Travel nursing opportunities are only offered to
those who possess certain the criteria the employer or agency is looking
for. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo apply for travel jobs, a nurse needs
experience of working before she can be hired. It is difficult for
beginners working as a nurse, some travel nursing agency puts nurses on
hold due to lack of their experience. In addition, nursing agency also
checks nurses’ performance during their training duration. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you do not have the essential experience or
expertise, don’t be sad. Sometimes, recruitment agency takes personal
interviews and if you manage to get through it, you may be awarded with
your dream job.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlso, you need to possess
extraordinary power and endurance as the working time is usually
undefined. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSo if you possess above mentioned
qualities, you are eligible for applying for travel nursing jobs. <br
/>\r\n\n\n \n    \n                      \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Myself webmaster of<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"
http://www.healthcareseeker.com\"> http://www.healthcareseeker.com</a>
dealing as Travel Nurse Agency for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.healthcareseeker.com\" title=\"Travel Nursing
Jobs\">travel nursing jobs</a>, travel nursing, travel nursing employment
by the certified travel nursing company        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2979','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n    Aromatherapy is an
art of healing without hurting yourself. Ever since this aroma therapy
healing and medication came into picture, the first popular aromatherapy
was skin care. Aromatherapy skin care is attained by using natural oils
and herbs to gain optimal skin health and beauty.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy skin care products are not made of any artificial
elements which will damage the sensitivity of the skin. Every person has
their own skin needs depending on age and skin type. <br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy skin care differs from person to person. So, some
combination of oils is made to reach the need of the individual. The
combination of oils is referred as aromatherapy skin care solution.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStarting the aromatherapy skin care treatment:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBefore you start the aroma treatment on your skin,
you need a small brush up i.e. the skin must be properly cleaned with a
combination of vitamin E oil and seaweed (marine plant). This combination
helps to remove the make up on the skin and debris on the outer layer of
the skin. This process is necessary to prepare the skin for aromatherapy.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe key to aromatherapy skin care is to match the
individual skin type with the essential oils and enhance the beauty of
the skin with these benefits. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nApplying oils to
the skin is in the form of massage oils, mineral baths and sprays.
Specific oil is not used all times. Choose the oil which suits your
ideology or mood. The below research will help you:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n• Lavender: Balancing, soothing, normalizing and clarifying the
skin.<br />\r\n\n•     Eucalyptus: Purifying, balancing, cooling and
invigorating the skin.<br />\r\n\n•      Peppermint: Revitalizing,
refreshing, cooling and energizing the skin.<br />\r\n\n• Ylang Ylang:
Sensual, romantic, euphoric, exotic and allures the skin.<br />\r\n\n•
      Bergamot: Normalizing, confidence building and uplifting the
skin.<br />\r\n\n•     Lemon: Energizing, uplifting, refreshing and
strengthening the skin.<br />\r\n\n•     Patchouli: Soothing, romantic and
uplifting the skin.<br />\r\n\n• Clary sage: Tones the skin, balances
the emotions and lifts up the senses.<br />\r\n\n• Chamomile: Soothes,
balances and freshens the skin.<br />\r\n\n• Spearmint: Along with the
features of peppermint, it is also gives softer, gentle look to the
skin.<br />\r\n\n•     Rose: Decreases stress, grief and stabilize the
body atmosphere.<br />\r\n\n•      Sandal wood: Emotional stability,
soothing and balancing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA combination of oils is
used for different skin types.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOily skin: A
combination of lavender, bergamot and Clary sage are used with rose water
or orange flower water to make a mixture, which will clear the pores of
the skin and have a fresh feeling. Massage should be done in circular
motions and the movements should be gentle. Added in bathing water may
not give 100% results, but can be preferred if you do not like hand
massage. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNormal skin: A combination of lavender,
Clary sage, lemon and chamomile is used for balancing, toning and
refreshing the skin. Massage should be done in circular motion with slow
to medium pats. This combination can also be added in bathing water if
you do not want to go for a hand massage.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDry
skin: A combination of almond, rose, lavender, bergamot, patchouli,
sandalwood with rose water will make the dry skin glow. The combination
acts as a moisturizer to the skin. Massage should be in straight and
circular motions with fast to medium pats. Mixture added in water will
also yield good results. Ylang Ylang is also very good moisturizing
oil.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy can also be done through
inhalation. Few drops of aroma oils added to hot water also gives a
soothing effect to the mind, as the smell stimulates the brain and
activates it. Injection is also another method of aromatherapy. It
injects the oils directly into the body to stimulate the mucous
membranes.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBenefits of aromatherapy skin care:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n• Improves individuality<br />\r\n\n•      Reduces
oral medications.<br />\r\n\n•    Improves the beauty of skin and
maintains the glow<br />\r\n\n•   Aromatherapy skin care products lessen
the stress and give a relaxed sleep.<br />\r\n\n• Cleanses the skin
pores and removes the bacteria<br />\r\n\n•   Regular use of aroma oils
decreases the wrinkles in older age and maintains a glowing skin.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGive a break to the harsh products which give glowing
effect while hurting your skin in long run. Try aromatherapy skin care
oils to enhance the beauty for years. Visit Alternative Medicine Zone<br
/>\r\n\n\n \n     \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Neelima Reddy, author of this article writes for <a
target=\"_blank\"
href=http://www.altmedicinezone.com/>AltMedicineZone.com</a>. <br
/>\r\n<br />\r\nThe Alternative Medicine blog publishes information on
various Alternative Treatments like Yoga therapy, Medication,
Aromatherapy, Chiropractic techniques, Reiki Healing, Tai Chi, Massage
therapy, Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Ayurveda, etc. Visit:#p#分页标题#e#<a
target=\"_blank\" href=\" http://www.altmedicinezone.com\">
http://www.altmedicinezone.com</a><br />\r\n        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2980','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Acute pancreatitis is
a rapidly-onset inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis is an
inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long gland, located
behind the stomach, that secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones
insulin and glucagon. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach
and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small
intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small
intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help
digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food. The pancreas also
releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These
hormones help the body use the glucose it takes from food for energy.
Acute pancreatitis usually occurs as a result of alcohol abuse or bile
duct obstruction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAbout 80,000 cases occur in the
United States per year; some twenty percent of them are severe. Acute
pancreatitis occurs more often in men than women. Symptoms and signs of
acute pancreatitis is severe upper abdominal pain ,nausea, diarrhea and
loss of appetite, chills and shock, hemodynamic instability. Vomiting,
fever and generally feeling unwell are common. Medical treatment is
usually focused on relieving symptoms and preventing further aggravation
to the pancreas. Antibiotics, usually drugs of the imipenem class, should
be used in any case of pancreatitis. If the attack lasts longer than a
few days, nutritional supplements are administered through an IV line. A
high carbohydrate low fat diet; and eating smaller more frequent meals
help prevent aggravating the pancreas. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf a
person has trouble with this diet, pancreatic enzymes in pill form may be
given to help digest the food. In some cases, surgery is needed to
relieve pain. Surgery is usually required for patients with necrotizing
pancreatitis to debride devitalized tissue and to provide external
drainage. The surgery may involve draining an enlarged pancreatic duct or
removing part of the pancreas. Prevention of acute pancreatitis is
associated with prevention. Do not abuse alcohol, use proper safety
precautions to avoid abdominal trauma and genetic counseling may be
advised for prospective parents with a family or personal history of
cystic fibrosis. Immunize children against mumps and other childhood
illnesses. Do not abuse alcohol. Taking enzyme supplements is also
recommend.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute pancreatitis Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Do not abuse alcohol. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use proper safety precautions to avoid abdominal
trauma. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Drugs and intravenous fluids control
the pain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Immunize children against mumps and
other childhood illnesses <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Surgery is sometimes
needed to remove infected or damaged tissue.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Radiologic or endoscopic therapy is needed to remove gallstones.\n   \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2981','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Hypertension is one
of the most common worldwide diseases afflicting humans. Hypertension
also known as high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood
pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the
arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body.
Blood pressure measurements are the result of the force of the blood
produced by the heart and the size and condition of the arteries. Many
factors can affect blood pressure, including how much water and salt you
have in your body, the condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or
blood vessels, and the levels of different body hormones. High blood
pressure can affect all types of people. Hypertension is affects mostly
age 55, 90 percent chance of developing it at some point in your life.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHypertension is most common symptoms headaches,
fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, facial flushing or tinnitus.
Malignant hypertension (or accelerated hypertension) is distinct as a
late phase in the condition, and may present with headaches, blurred
vision and end-organ damage. Hypertension is damage the heart and blood
vessels, and can eventually lead to several other conditions, including
stroke ,heart failure ,heart attack ,kidney failure and vision problems.
Hypertension is typically treated by making changes in your lifestyle,
and with drug therapy. Lifestyle changes include losing weight, stopping
smoking, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough exercise, especially
aerobic exercise. ACE inhibitors stop the production of a hormone called
angiotensin II that makes the blood vessels narrow.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAngiotensin-II receptor antagonists work in a similar way to ACE
inhibitors. Vasodilators medications prevent the muscles from tightening
Beta-blockers block the effect of the hormone adrenaline and the
sympathetic nervous system on the body. This relaxes the heart so that it
beats more slowly, lowering the blood pressure. Alpha-blockers cause the
blood vessels to relax and widen. Combining them with beta-blockers has a
greater effect on the resistance in the circulation. Calcium-channel
blockers reduce muscle tension in the arteries, expanding them and
creating more room for the blood flow. Diuretics help the body get rid of
excess salt and fluids via the kidneys. Weight reduction and regular
aerobic exercise are also recommended to treating mild to moderate
hypertension. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAsymptomatic Hypertension Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid smoking. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Stopping smoking.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Eating
a healthy diet is also recommend.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. If you have
diabetes, keep your blood sugar under control. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Hypertension is typically treated by making changes in your lifestyle.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Weight reduction and regular aerobic exercise are
also recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Relaxation therapy, such as
meditation can be an additional method of ameliorating hypertension.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2982','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Anterior Uveitis is
the most common form of uveitis. Uveitis specifically refers to
inflammation of the middle layer of the eye. The uvea is the layer of the
eye between the sclera and the retina. This layer includes the iris,
ciliary body, and the choroid. It will often be referred to as Iritis as
the iris is the part of the uvea that is usually inflammed. Uveitis is
estimated to be responsible for approximately 10% of the blindness in the
United States. Uveitis is an inflammation inside the eye, affecting the
uvea. The uvea provides most of the blood supply to the retina. Uveitis
has dozens of causes, including viral, fungal, and bacterial infections
or exposure to toxins. The disorder may affect only one eye and is most
common in young and middle-aged people. A history of an autoimmune
disease is a risk factor.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnterior uveitis affects
the back portion of the uveal tract, and involves primarily the choroid.
This is called choroiditis. If the adjacent retina is also involved it is
called chorioretinitis. Posterior uveitis may follow a systemic infection
or occur in association with an autoimmune disease. Signs/symptoms may
include a red, sore and inflamed eye, blurring of vision, sensitivity to
light and a small pupil. A myriad of conditions can lead to the
development of uveitis, including systemic diseases as well as syndromes
confined to the eye. Uveitis is a two types acute or chronic. The chronic
form is more often associated with systemic disorders including,
ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease and juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic uveitis most likely occurs due to an
immunopathological mechanism. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntimetabolite
medications, such as methotrexate are often used for recalcitrant or more
aggressive cases of uveitis. A long-acting cycloplegic agent, such as
cyclopentolate or homatropine, should be used to help relieve both pain
and photophobia and to prevent the formation of posterior synechiae.
Topical corticosteroids are the mainstays of therapy and should be used
aggressively during the initial phases of therapy. Uveitis is typically
treated with glucocorticoid steroids, either as topical eye drops (such
as betamethasone, dexamethasone or prednisolone) or oral therapy with
prednisolone tablets. In addition topical cycloplegics, such as atropine
or homatropine, may be used. In some cases an injection of PSTTA can also
be given to reduce the swelling of the eye. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAnterior Uveitis and Iritis Treatment Information <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Toxoplasmosis also needs a specific antibiotic. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Steroids is also recommend sometime.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Anti-inflammatory eye drops is and pupil-widening
drops are prescribed. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Methotrexate are often
used for recalcitrant. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Topical corticosteroids
are the mainstays of therapy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Topical
cycloplegics, such as atropine or homatropine, may be used.\n \n     \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2983','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Anxiety is part of
our natural \"fight-or-flight\" response. It\'s our body\'s way of
warning us of possible danger ahead. Anxiety disorder is a blanket term
covering several different forms of abnormal, pathological anxiety,
fears, phobias. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental
health problems. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders which affect
behaviour, thoughts, emotions and physical health. It is estimated that
they affect approximately 1 in 10 people. 18.1% of Americans are affected
by anxiety disorders. They are more prevalent among women than among men,
and they affect children as well as adults. Anxiety disorders are
illnesses. It can be present from an early age or begin suddenly after a
triggering event. They are prone to flare up at times of high stress. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnxiety can be accompanied by headache, sweating,
palpitations, and hypertension. Many types of anxiety disorder some types
including general anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder is a
common chronic disorder and its affects twice as many women as men
.People with this disorder feel afraid of something but are unable to
articulate the specific fear. They fret constantly and have a hard time
controlling their worries. Other types of panic disorder. In panic
disorder, a person suffers brief attacks of intense terror and
apprehension that cause trembling and shaking, confusion, dizziness,
nausea, difficulty breathing, and feelings of impending doom or a
situation that would be embarrassing. Another types of anxiety disorder
is phobias. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPhobias are divided into two
categories: social phobia, which involves fear of social situations, and
specific phobias, such as fear of flying, blood and heights. Social
Phobia is also form of anxiety disorder. People with social phobia feel a
paralysing, irrational self-consciousness about social situations. They
have an intense fear of being observed or of doing something horribly
wrong in front of other people. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an
anxiety disorder which results from a traumatic experience. Post-
traumatic stress can result from an extreme situation, such as being
involved in warfare, rape, hostage situations, or involvement in a
serious accident. It can also result from long term (chronic) exposure to
a severe stressor. Separation Anxiety Disorder is the feeling of
excessive. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment can offer stupendous relief,
often in a relatively short amount of time. Most anxiety disorders are
treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, or a
combination of the two. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is very
effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders. CBT will help you
identify and challenge the negative and irrational beliefs that are
holding you back from working through your fears. Cognitive-behavior
therapy for anxiety usually takes between 12 and 20 weeks. CBT is
conducted both in individual therapy and in groups of people with similar
anxiety problems. Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle
relaxation, controlled breathing, and guided imagery may reduce anxiety.
Acupuncture may help reduce anxiety. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnxiety
Disorder Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Antidepressants drugs is also recommend.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Biofeedback to control muscle tension. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is also helpful in anxiety disorder. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Relaxation techniques is very effective in the
treatment of anxiety disorders.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Benzodiazepines
(such as Xanax) is also useful against anxiety disorder. \n    \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2984','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   An aneurysm is when a
blood vessel becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. The abdominal
aorta is a large blood vessel that supplies blood to your abdomen, the
pelvis, and legs. Normal diameter of the infrarenal aorta is 2 cm. It is
caused by a degenerative process of the aortic wall. It is most commonly
located infrarenally (90%), other possible locations are suprarenal and
pararenal. The aneurysm can extend to include one or both of the iliac
arteries. An aortic aneurysm may also occur in the thorax. Risk factors
for developing an aortic aneurysm include high blood pressure ,smoking
,high cholesterol ,obesity ,emphysema ,genetic factors and male gender.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm can develop in anyone. AAA is uncommon in
individuals of African, African American and asian.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is most frequently seen in males over 60 with one or more risk
factors. The larger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture. Other
risk factors include hypertension and male sex. In the US, the incidence
of AAA is 2-4% in the adult population. Most common symptoms abdominal
aortic aneurysm are pain in abdomen, groin, back, legs or buttocks ,
nausea and vomiting , swelling or bulging in one area of abdomen ,
abnormal stiffness in abdominal muscles and clammy skin. The treatment
options for asymptomatic AAA are immediate repair, surveillance with a
view to eventual repair, and conservative. Conservative treatment is
indicated in patients where repair carries a high risk of mortality and
also in patients where repair is unlikely to improve life expectancy. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAneurysms that cause symptoms usually require surgery
to prevent complications. There are two approaches to surgery. First is
traditional (open) repair- traditional (open) repair is a large cut in
abdomen. The abnormal vessel is supplant with a graft made of synthetic
material, such as Dacron. Exercise, eat well, and avoid tobacco to reduce
the risk of developing aneurysms. Get regular physical exams. If you have
any risk factors, insist upon a screening abdominal aortic ultrasound.
Endovascular stent grafting can be done without making a large cut in
your abdomen, so you may get well faster. Exercise, eat well, and avoid
tobacco to reduce the risk of developing aneurysms. Get regular physical
exams and avoid smoking first. Control your blood pressure and
cholesterol.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAbdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid smoking.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Eating a well-balanced.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Do exercising regularly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Control your blood
pressure and Cholesterol.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Surgery is
recommended for patients with aneurysms.\n    \n   \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2985','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   An arrhythmia is any
disorder of heart rate or heart rhythm, such as beating too fast
(tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. Arrhythmias are
disorders of the regular rhythmic beating of the heart. They\'re common
about 2.2 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (one type
of rhythm problem). Arrhythmias can occur in a healthy heart and be of
minimal consequence. The heart contracts (beats) as the electrical
impulse moves through it. This normally occurs 60 to 80 times a minute
when a person is at rest. The atria contract a split-second before the
ventricles. This lets the atria empty their blood into the ventricles
before the ventricles contract. They also may indicate a serious problem
and lead to heart disease, stroke or sudden cardiac death. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Arrhythmias may also be caused by some substances
or drugs, including beta blockers, psychotropics, sympathomimetics,
caffeine, amphetamines, and cocaine. In the United States more than
850,000 people are hospitalized for an arrhythmia each year. Some of the
types of arrhythmias is atrial fibrillation. This type of arrhythmia
requires treatment and can increase your risk of stroke. Paroxysmal
atrial tachycardia is types of arrhythmias. This type of arrhythmia may
be unpleasant but is usually not dangerous. Other types of ectopic beats
and ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
Supraventricular arrhythmias may be treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs.
Most supraventricular arrhythmias can be treated and cured with
radiofrequency ablation, eliminating the need for lifelong drug therapy.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTaking some prevent coronary artery disease may
reduce chance of developing an arrhythmia. Some steps include not
smoking; eating a well-balanced, low-fat diet; and exercising regularly.
Anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy reduce the risk of blood clots and
include warfarin (a \"blood thinner\") or aspirin. Antiarrhythmic drugs
control heart-rate. A pacemaker is an implantable device that helps
regulate slow heartbeats (bradycardia). A small battery-driven device is
placed under the skin near the collarbone in a minor surgical procedure.
Vagal maneuvers able to stop a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) by
using particular maneuvers. Cardiac defibrillation can be used to stop an
abnormal rhythm and restore a normal one. Surgery is also correctly
treatment of arrhythmias. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArrhythmias Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid smoking.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Eating a well-balanced.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Low-fat diet.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Do exercising regularly such as
walking, jogging and runing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Antiarrhythmic
drug control heart-rate, and include beta-blockers. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy reduce the risk of blood
clots and include warfarin.\n      \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2986','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Aids is a very
serious illness. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
AIDS may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the
blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during
pregnancy or childbirth. The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen
glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go a month or two after
infection. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.
HIV is genetically variable and exists as different strains, which cause
different rates of clinical disease progression.<br />\r\n\nHIV/AIDS
stigma is more severe than that associated with other life-threatening
conditions and extends beyond the disease. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
symptoms of AIDS are primarily the result of conditions that do not
normally develop in individuals with healthy immune systems. Most of
these conditions are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and
parasites that are normally controlled by the elements of the immune
system that HIV damages. Opportunistic infections are common in people
with AIDS. HIV affects nearly every organ system. People with AIDS also
have an increased risk of developing various cancers such as Kaposi\'s
sarcoma, cervical cancer and cancers of the immune system known as
lymphomas. Sexually transmitted infections (STI) increase the risk of HIV
transmission and infection because they cause the disruption of the
normal epithelial barrier by genital ulceration and/or
microulceration.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere is currently no cure for
HIV or AIDS. Current treatment for HIV infection include of highly active
antiretroviral therapy, or HAART. Daily multivitamin and mineral
supplements have been found to decrease HIV disease sequence among men
and women. Various forms of alternative medicine have been tried to treat
symptoms or alter the course of the disease. Reverse transcriptase (RT)
inhibitors medicines interfere with a critical step during the HIV life
cycle and keep the virus from reproducing. Protease inhibitors medicines
interfere with a protein that HIV uses to produce infectious viral
particles. Other drugs can prevent or treat opportunistic infections
(OIs). In most cases, these drugs work very well. The newer, stronger
ARVs have also helped reduce the rates of most OIs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAids Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Clean the needle before using. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Don\'t have sex
with prostitutes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Do not share needles or
syringes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Get professional help for
terminating the drug habit. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Antiretroviral
treatment for HIV infection consists of drugs <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Fusion Inhibitors, such as enfuvirtide are blocking HIV entry into cells.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Don\'t have sexual contact with anyone who has
symptoms of AIDS.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Avoid having sex with anyone
who has multiple and/or anonymous sexual partners. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n9. Avoid sexual contact with anyone who has had sex with people
at risk of getting AIDS. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n10. Avoid oral, genital
and anal contact with partner\'s blood, semen, vaginal secretions, feces
or urine.\n \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2987','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Appendicitis is
inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is located in the lower right
portion of the abdomen. The appendix is a small pouch attached to your
large intestine. It is thought that appendicitis begins when the opening
from the appendix into the cecum becomes blocked. The blockage may be due
to a build-up of thick mucus within the appendix or to stool that enters
the appendix from the cecum. The main symptom of appendicitis is pain
that typically begins around your navel and then shifts to your lower
right abdomen. The pain of appendicitis usually increases over a period
of six to 12 hours, and eventually may become very severe. Symptoms of
acute appendicitis can be classified into two types, typical and
atypical. The typical pain is usually associated with loss of appetite
and fever. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAtypical symptoms may include pain
beginning and staying in the right iliac fossa, diarrhea and a more
prolonged. In kids who are 2 years old or younger, the most common
symptoms of appendicitis are vomiting. The cause of appendicitis relates
to blockage of the inside of the appendix, known as the lumen. The
blockage leads to increased pressure, impaired blood flow, and
inflammation. Traumatic injury to the abdomen may lead to appendicitis in
a small number of people. Genetics may be a factor in others. The most
serious complication of appendicitis is rupture. Infants, young children,
and older adults are at highest risk. A ruptured appendix can lead to
peritonitis and abscess. Peritonitis is a dangerous infection that
happens when bacteria and other contents of the torn appendix leak into
the abdomen.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAppendicitis is considered a medical
emergency. Appendicitis is treated by removing the inflamed appendix
through an appendectomy. Antibiotics given intravenously such as
cefuroxime and metronidazole may be administered early to help kill
bacteria. Avoid eating or drinking as this may complicate or delay
surgery. If you are thirsty, you may rinse your mouth with water. Do not
take (or give your child) laxatives, antibiotics, or pain medications
because they may cause delay in diagnosis and risk rupture of the
appendix or mask the symptoms. Preoperative antibiotics have demonstrated
efficacy in decreasing postoperative wound infection. <br />\r\n\nBroad-
spectrum gram-negative and anaerobic coverage is indicated. Preoperative
antibiotics should be given in conjunction with the surgical
consultant.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Appendicitis Treatment and
Preventiopn Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Antibiotics almost always
useful in Appendicitis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Appendectomy surgery
removal of the appendix. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Intravenous (IV)
fluids decrease the risk for wound infections after surgery<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Appendicitis is less common in people who eat
foods high in fiber so eat very low.\n \n     \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2988','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Adrenal insufficiency
is a life-threatening condition. It affects about 1 in 100,000 people. It
occurs in all age groups and agonize men and women equally. The disease
is characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood
pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and non-
exposed parts of the body. Causes of the permanent form of the condition
include Addison\'s disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, complete
surgical removal of the pituitary gland or the adrenal. Primary adrenal
insufficiency, which can be acute or chronic, may be caused by the
anatomic destruction of the gland. This destruction can have various
causes, including tuberculosis (TB) or fungal infection , other diseases
infiltrating the adrenal glands, and hemorrhage.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPrimary insufficiency - rare 0.8 per 100,000; affects both sexes
equally and can occur at any age. Secondary conditions are related to
both long and short-term use of corticosteroids or megesterol acetate.
Secondary adrenal insufficiency may be caused by hypopituitarism due to
hypothalamic-pituitary disease, or it may result from suppression of the
hypothalamic-pituitary axis by exogenous steroids or endogenous steroids.
Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency is relatively common. Extensive
therapeutic use of steroids has greatly contributed to increased
incidence. Causes of adrenal insufficiency may include genetics ,
congenital weakness, nutritional imbalances, emotional or psychological
stress, toxic substances , mental attitude, stimulants and mental
attitude. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of adrenal insufficiency is
fatigue, decreased tolerance to cold, low stamina, apathy or depression,
allergies, low blood pressure, low blood sugar level and poor
circulation. Treatment of Addisons disease involves replacing, or
substituting, the hormones that the adrenal glands are not making.
Cortisol is replaced orally with hydrocortisone tablets. Aldosterone is
replaced with oral doses of a mineralocorticoid, called fludrocortisone
acetate, that are taken once a day. Fludrocortisone helps to maintain the
right levels of salt and fluids in the body. Nutritional supplements to
reduce stress and enhance adrenal activity. Detoxification procedures
such as sauna therapy to help eliminate toxic metals. Lifestyle
modification to reduce harmful stressors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAdrenal
insufficiency Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Cortisol is replaced orally with hydrocortisone tablets.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Lifestyle modification to reduce harmful stressors.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Nutritional supplements to reduce stress and
enhance adrenal activity. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Detoxify or de-
infect something that needs to be removed from the body in order to
heal.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Fludrocortisone may be withheld on the
day of surgery <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Androgen replacement is
sometimes recommended for women with primary adrenal insufficiency.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Aortic dissection is
a potentially life-threatening condition. Aortic dissection, also called
dissecting aneurysm Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta
that causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and
force the layers apart. The dissecting aorta usually does not burst, but
has an abnormal second channel within it. An aortic dissection may also
involve abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta (aneurysm). The
symptoms of aortic dissection mostly chest pain. This pain is often
described as very severe and tearing; it’s associated with cold sweat.
The pain may be localized to the front or back of the chest. Typically
the pain moves as the dissection gets worse. Other symptoms and signs
depend on the arterial branches involved and compression of nearby
organs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe extent of the pain is proportional to
the length of the dissection. Neurologic complications of aortic
dissection are due to involvement of one or more arteries supplying
portions of the central nervous system. Aortic dissection occurs in
approximately 2 out of every 10,000 people. It is most often seen in men
aged 40 to 70. Aortic dissection is more common in blacks than in whites
and less common in Asians than in whites. Men have aortic dissection more
often than women do. Distal dissection occurs most often between ages 60
and 70. High blood pressure is the most common factor predisposing the
aorta to dissection. It’s implicated in 62-78 percent of cases. Cocaine
use has also been implicated as a risk factor for aortic dissection, most
likely because the drug temporarily raises blood pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTurner syndrome also increases the risk of aortic dissection, by
aortic root dilatation. Marfan syndrome condition in which connective
tissue, which supports various structures in the body, is weak. People
with this disorder often have aneurysms of the aorta and other blood
vessels. The goal of treatment is prevention of complications.Calcium
channel blockers can be used in the treatment of aortic dissection. Anti-
hypertensives may be prescribed. These drugs may be given through a vein
(intravenously). Strong pain relievers are usually needed. Heart
medications such as beta-blockers may reduce some of the symptoms.
Adequate treatment and control of atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
may reduce the risk. Take safety precautions to prevent injuries. Many
cases are not preventable.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Aortic Dissection
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Surgery to
repair or replace the damaged section of aorta. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Calcium channel blockers can be used in the treatment of
aortic dissection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Aggressive management of
heart rate and blood pressure should be initiated.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Beta-blockers should be given initially to reduce the rate of
change of blood pressure. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Keep your
cholesterol levels within a range. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Wear a seat
belt because it reduces the risk of injury to your chest area. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Eat low-salt diet and exercise regularly. \n \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2990','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   The brain is a soft,
spongy mass of tissue. It is protected by the bones of the skull and
three thin membranes called meninges. Watery fluid called cerebrospinal
fluid cushions the brain. Human brain controls the central nervous system
(CNS), by way of the cranial nerves and spinal cord, the peripheral
nervous system (PNS) and regulates virtually all human activity. A brain
tumor is a vry big problem of brain. A brain tumor is a mass or growth of
abnormal cells in your brain. Brain tumors produce a variety of symptoms,
ranging from headache to stroke. There are two types of brain tumors:
primary brain tumors and seondry brains tumors. Primary brain tumors can
be cancerous or noncancerous. Primary brain tumors include any tumor that
starts in the brain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTumors may be confined to a
small area, invasive (spread to nearby areas), benign (not cancerous), or
malignant (cancerous). Primary brain tumors account for 50% of
intracranial tumors and secondary brain cancer accounts for the remaining
cases. The cause of primary brain tumors is unknown but there are many
possible risk factors that could play a role. Exposure to some types of
radiation, head injuries, and hormone replacement therapy may be risk
factors, as well as many others. Secondary brain cancer occurs in 20–30%
of patients with metastatic disease and incidence increases with age.
Symptoms of brain tumors may depend on two factors first tumor size
(volume) and second is tumor location. Treatment can involve surgery,
radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSurgery is
necessary for most primary brain tumors. Some tumors may be completely
removed. High-energy radiation can be used to destroy tumor cells.
Corticosteroids such as dexamethasone to reduce brain swelling.
Chemotherapy drugs helps kill cancerous tumor cells. Osmotic diuretics
such as urea or mannitol to reduce brain swelling and pressure. Anti-
convulsants such as phenytoin to reduce seizures. Antacids or histamine
blockers to control stress ulcers. Physical therapy can help you regain
lost motor skills or muscle strength. Corticosteroids such as
dexamethasone to reduce brain swelling. Osmotic diuretics such as urea or
mannitol to reduce brain swelling and pressure. Anti-convulsants such as
phenytoin to reduce seizures. Antacids or histamine blockers to control
stress ulcers.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBrain Tumor Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Anti-convulsants such as
phenytoin to reduce seizures.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Surgery is the
usual treatment for most brain tumors. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Support
groups are beneficial in brain tumor. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Radiation therapy usually is given five days a week for several weeks.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Corticosteroids such as dexamethasone to reduce
brain swelling <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Osmotic diuretics such as urea
or mannitol to reduce brain swelling and pressure.\n      \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2991','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Atrial fibrillation
describes an irregular and often rapid heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation
is a disorder found in about 2.2 million Americans. Atrial fibrillation
is the most common arrhythmia; risk increases with age, with 8% of people
over 80 having AF. During atrial fibrillation, the heart\'s two small
upper chambers (the atria) quiver instead of beating effectively. Atrial
fibrillation is often caused by changes in your heart that occur as a
result of heart disease or high blood pressure. Episodes of atrial
fibrillation can come and go, or you may have chronic atrial
fibrillation. The condition can be caused by impulses which are
transmitted to the ventricles in an irregular fashion or by some impulses
failing to be transmitted. This makes the ventricles beat irregularly,
which leads to an irregular (and usually fast) pulse in atrial
fibrillation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost commonly, atrial fibrillation
occurs as a result of some other cardiac condition Hyperthyroidism,
hypertension, and other diseases can cause arrhythmias. Alcohol use
(holiday heart) is also leading causes of atrial fibrillation.
Abnormalities or damage to the heart\'s structure is the most common
cause of atrial fibrillation. Diseases affecting the heart\'s valves or
pumping system are common causes, as is long-term high blood pressure.
Atrial fibrillation may be treated with medications. Medications are used
to slow down rapid heart rate associated with AF. These treatments may
include drugs such as digoxin, beta blockers , amiodarone, disopyramide,
calcium antagonists (verapamil, diltiazam) etc. The anti-arrhythmic
medications often used in either pharmacological cardioversion.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRadiofrequency ablation may be effective in some
patients. Surgery can be used to disrupt electrical pathways. Aspirin is
the standard treatment for patients at low risk for stroke and under 75
years of age. Atrial pacemakers can be insert under the skin to regulate
the heart rhythm. AV node ablation involves applying radio frequency
energy to your atrioventricular (AV) node through a long, thin tube
(catheter) to destroy this small area of tissue. Blood thinners, such as
heparin or Coumadin, may be given to reduce the risk of a thromboembolic
event such as a stroke. Avoid binge drinking also preventing in this
condition. Take part in moderately strenuous physical activity for at
least 30 minutes every day. Use caffeine in moderation, if at all. Avoid
other stimulants. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAtrial Fibrillation Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Eat heart-healthy
foods.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Increase your physical activity.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Quit smoking and avoid alcohol.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Defibrillation increases the risk of stroke.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Reduce your salt intake, which can help lower blood
pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Surgery can be used to disrupt
electrical pathways that generate AF. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Aspirin
is the standard treatment for patients at low risk for stroke.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Atrial pacemakers can be implanted under the skin
to regulate the heart rhythm. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9. Blood thinners,
such as heparin or Coumadin, may be given to reduce the risk of a
thromboembolic event.\n      \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2992','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Aortic stenosis is a
common problem. Aortic valve stenosis or aortic stenosis is a condition
in which the heart\'s aortic valve narrows. Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is
a valvular heart disease caused by the incomplete opening of the aortic
valve. Approximately 2% of people over the age of 65, 3% of people over
age 75, and 4% percent of people over age 85 have the disorder. It is
more common among men. Aortic stenosis can cause dizziness, syncope,
angina and congestive heart failure. he three major causes of aortic
stenosis are calcific degeneration or deposits of calcium on the valve
(primarily affects the elderly), congenital abnormality with only two
instead of three cusps, and rheumatic fever. Several factors, including
aging, can damage the aortic valve and lead to aortic valve stenosis. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome babies are born with a defective aortic valve.
Severe blockage may cause chest pain or feeling a loss of consciousness
with activity. Sometimes a defective aortic valve becomes blocked when
the person is an adult. It can produce severe blockages to the flow of
blood out of the heart and heart failure. Aortic valve stenosis can be
treated effectively with surgery. Antibiotics may be given to prevent
infections in the heart. Medications can include diuretics, digoxin, and
other medications to control heart failure. Surgery to repair or replace
the valve is the preferred treatment for patients who have symptoms. Some
high-risk patients are poor candidates for heart valve surgery. A less
invasive procedure called balloon valvuloplasty may be done instead. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEating a low-sodium diet ,taking medications for
heart failure, quitting smoking and limiting activities such as travel
and sex also recommend. Aortic valve stenosis can be treated effectively
with surgery. Aortic valve replacement is the most common surgical
treatment for aortic valve stenosis. In this type of surgery, surgeons
remove the narrowed aortic valve and replace it with a mechanical valve
or a tissue valve from a pig, cow or human-cadaver donor. Valve
replacement surgery is usually indicated in patients who have been
diagnosed with severe AS, regardless of symptoms, and especially if
dyspnea, angina, or syncope is present. Balloon valvuloplasty procedure
uses a soft, thin tube (catheter) tipped with a balloon to open up the
aortic valve passageway. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAortic valve stenosis
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Quitting
smoking. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Limiting activities that may strain
you, such as travel and sex.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Eating a low-
sodium diet and being careful about how much fluid you drink. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Valve replacement is usually needed by mid- to
late childhood. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Antibiotics may be given to
prevent infections in the heart.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Aortic valve
replacement is the most common surgical treatment.\n      \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2993','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Meningitis is an
inflammation of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your
brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection.
Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, including
infectious agents, physical injury and cancer. Meningitis can also be
caused by other organisms and some medicines. Bacterial meningitis is
rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a
cold-like infection. It can block blood vessels in the brain and lead to
stroke and brain damage. Many different types of bacteria can cause
bacterial meningitis. In newborns, the most common causes are Group B
streptococcus, Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes. Many
different types of bacteria can cause bacterial meningitis. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn newborns, the most common causes are Group B
streptococcus, Escherichia coli, and Listeria monocytogenes. Another
bacteria, haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), can also cause the illness
but because of extensive childhood immunization, these cases are now
rarer. Many different viruses can lead to viral meningitis, including
enteroviruses (such as coxsackievirus, poliovirus, and hepatitis A) and
the herpesvirus. Headache is the most common symptom of meningitis. Other
signs commonly associated with meningitis are photophobia , phonophobia ,
irritability and delirium and seizures. Most meningitis cases now occur
in young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Older adults also tend to
have a higher incidence of meningitis than do young children.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute bacterial meningitis requires prompt treatment
with intravenous antibiotics. Antibiotics will be prescribed for
bacterial meningitis. Vaccines can prevent some of the bacterial
infections that cause meningitis. Treatment of mild cases of viral
meningitis is usually with bed rest, plenty of fluids and over-the-
counter pain medications to help reduce fever and relieve body aches.
Good hygiene is an important way to prevent any infection. Encourage kids
to wash their hands thoroughly and often, particularly before eating and
after using the bathroom. Avoiding close contact with someone who is
obviously ill and not sharing food, drinks, or eating utensils can help
halt the spread of germs as well. Haemophilus vaccine in children will
help prevent of meningitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBacterial Meningitis
Treatement and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Vaccines can
prevent some of the bacterial infections of meningitis. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Good hygiene is an important way to prevent the infection.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Encourage kids to wash their hands thoroughly and
often.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Avoiding close contact with someone who
is obviously ill. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Not sharing food, drinks, or
eating utensils can help halt the spread of germs as well.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Bed rest, plenty of fluids and over-the-counter pain
medications to help reduce fever and relieve body aches.\n     \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2994','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A bowel obstruction
is a partial or complete blockage in the intestines that prevents gas,
fluids, or solids from moving through the intestines normally. bowel
obstruction can be caused by tumors, twisting or narrowing of the
intestines, or scar tissue (adhesions). Obstructions can also occur
because of inflammation or infection or as a side effect of certain
medicines. In the small intestine, obstructions are most often caused by
scar tissue (adhesions). Other causes include hernias, Crohn\'s disease,
and cancer. In the large intestine, obstructions are most often caused by
cancer. Other causes are severe constipation from a hard mass of stool
and twisting or narrowing of the intestine that may occur because of
diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of bowel obstruction include abdominal swelling
,constipation ,severe abdominal cramps ,intermittent abdominal cramps and
vomiting. In small bowel obstruction the pain tends to be colicky
(cramping and intermittent) in nature, with spasms lasting a few minutes.
The pain tends to be central and mid-abdominal. Vomiting occurs before
constipation. In large bowel obstruction the pain is felt lower in the
abdomen and the spasms last longer. Constipation occurs earlier and
vomiting may be less prominent. Treatment for a small bowel obstruction
is both non-surgical (conservative) and surgical. Conservative treatment
involves insertion of a nasogastric tube, correction of dehydration and
electrolyte abnormalities. Opioid pain relievers may be used for patients
with severe pain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntiemetics may be administered
if the patient is vomiting. Adhesive obstructions often settle without
surgery. If obstruction is complete a surgery is required. Using enemas
of air, barium, or a product such as Gastrografin usually can clear an
obstruction that occurs when one part of the intestine folds like a
telescope into another part. Stents in the large or small intestine to
help intestinal contents move forward. Surgery is almost always needed
for a complete obstruction of the small or large intestine or when the
blood supply is cut off. Sometimes possible to use a drug called
Octreotide to help control symptoms of a blocked bowel. Octreotide works
by reducing the amount of fluid that builds up in your stomach and
digestive system. It can help to control sickness. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBowel Obstruction Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Surgery is almost always needed for a complete obstruction of
the small. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Antiemetics may be administered if
the patient is vomiting. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Use octreotide to
help control symptoms of a blocked bowel. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Using enemas of air, barium, or a product such as Gastrografin usually
can clear an obstruction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Expandable metal
tubes called stents in the large or small intestine to help intestinal
contents move forward.\n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2995','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Foreign body
aspiration can be a life-threatening emergency. Aspirated foreign bodies
most commonly are lodged in the right main stem and lower lobe.
Aspiration has been documented in all lobes, including the upper lobes,
though with less frequency. Aspirated foreign bodies claim 1000 lives
each year. Children aged 1-3 years are particularly at risk because of
their increasing independence, lessening of close parental supervision as
they become older, and increasing activity and curiosity and because of
hand-mouth interactions. Often, foods such as grapes and pieces of hot
dogs that are easily handled by older children can be aspirated and
occlude the airway. Approximately 60% of patients in the United States
are male. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPrimary neurologic disorders, such as
senile dementia, mental retardation, seizures, strokes, and parkinsonism.
In adults, vegetable matter, meat, and bones rank highest, followed by
dental and medical appliances. Chronic aspiration of vegetable matter may
produce a consolidation of distal lobes. Preoperative steroids and
antibiotics may reduce complications such as airway edema and infection.
Bronchoscopy may be necessary to assist in making the diagnosis.
Antibiotics such as, dexamethasone and racemic epinephrine may be helpful
if a lengthy bronchoscopic procedure induces inspiratory stridor.
Inspiratory and expiratory radiographs may be helpful in aspirated
foreign bodies. Advanced cardiac life support should be initiated. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAspirated Foreign Bodies Treatement and Prevention
Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Bronchoscopy is also recommended. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Bronchoscopy may be necessary in aspirated foreign
bodies. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Advanced cardiac life support should
be initiated. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Inspiratory and expiratory
radiographs may be helpful in aspirated foreign bodies. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Antibiotics such as, dexamethasone and racemic epinephrine may
be helpful. \n   \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2996','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Cerebrovascular
disease, or stroke, refers to brain disorders. Cerebrovascular disease is
any disorder that affects the disease in the blood vessels that feed
oxygen-rich blood to the face and brain. Cerebrovascular disease is the
third leading cause of death after heart disease and malignancy and it is
estimated that an average of 500,000 new strokes will occur each year in
the USA. Cerebrovascular disease is the most disabling of all neurologic
diseases. Approximately 50% of survivors have a residual neurologic
deficit and greater than 25% require chronic care. Cerebrovascular
disease, or stroke, occurs in approximately 1.2 to 2.5 out of every
100,000 children each year. Stroke may occur at any age, but in childhood
it most often occurs between the ages of 1 and 5. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPeople over age 65 are at increased risk for carotid artery
disease. Several recent studies have shown that women have increased risk
of stroke. The signs and symptoms of cerebrovascular disease depend on
whether the underlying condition is carotid artery disease or bleeding
into the brain (hemorrhage). Symptoms always involve neurological
functions, and can include paralysis affecting only one side of the body
(hemiplegia), general weakness, impaired speech and verbal comprehension
(dysphagia ), partial loss of vision or hearing, unusual movements, loss
of balance, and falling. Symptoms of stroke can also include coma or a
lower level of consciousness, such as a stupor. Strokes can cause
depression, mood and behavioral disturbances, and seizures. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment options for cerebrovascular disease depend
on the nature and severity of the disease. Anitplatelet medications have
been proven effective in preventing embolism in patients with CAD.
Aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke recurrence and to
provide a better long-term outcome. Drugs may be given to you to reduce
the level of blood cholesterol and the risk of blood clotting. Warfarin
may reduce the risk of stroke in patients with a prior MI. Dextran
Infusion decreased blood viscosity by volume expansion. Calcium channel
blockers may increase CBF by smooth muscle relaxation. Eating a heart-
healthy dietis a first prevention of cerebrovascular disease. Other
prevention is quitting smoking and getting regular exercise. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Cerebrovascular Disease Treatment and
Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Quitting smoking.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Getting regular exercise. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Eating a heart-healthy diet, low in trans and saturated fats.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of
stroke recurrence<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Warfarin may reduce the risk
of stroke in patients with a prior MI. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Dextran
Infusion decreased blood viscosity by volume expansion. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n7. Calcium channel blockers may increase CBF by smooth muscle
relaxation. \n   \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2997','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Child abuse is the
physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children by parents,
guardians, or others. Child abuse happens in all cultural, ethnic, and
income groups. Abuse may cause serious injury to the child and may even
result in death. There are many effects of child abuse. Emotional effects
include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety, eating disorders,
relationship difficulties, alienation and withdrawal, and personality
disorders. Physical effects include injury, death, lifelong health
problems, cognitive difficulties, and physical disabilities. Behavioral
effects include problems in school and work, delinquency, teen pregnancy,
suicide attempts, criminal or antisocial behavior, substance abuse,
aggressive behavior, spousal and child abuse, and anger.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChild abuse can have dire effect.during both childhood and
adulthood. The effects of being abused as a child vary according to the
severity of the abuse and the surrounding environment of the child. If
the family or school environment is nurturing and supportive, the child
will probably have a healthier outcome. There are many causes of child
abuse. Mental illness is another common factor, with many abusers having
personality disorder or other severe forms of mental illness.
Psychosocial factors also play a role.Stress, including the stress of
caring for children, or the stress of caring for a child with a
disability, special needs, or difficult behaviors. Many times, physical
abuse is a result of excessive discipline or physical punishment that is
inappropriate for the child\'s age. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe parent
may simply be unaware of the magnitude of force with which he or she
strikes a child. Chronic maltreatment can be treated effectively with
Cognitive Behavioral therapy interventions, other therapeutic
interventions, education, EMDR and other approaches. Reducing the
incidence of child abuse is a matter of education and intervention.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy based on modifying
cognitions, assumptions, beliefs and behaviors, with the aim of
influencing disturbed emotions. Medication can be useful for the symptoms
of depression, anxiety and other symptoms. Child abuse prevention is a
societal and governmental issue. When children reach age three, parents
should begin teaching them about \"bad touches\" and about confiding in a
suitable adult. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChild Abuse Treatment and
Preventin Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. In child abuse cases Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is also recommended. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Some medication can be useful for the symptoms of depression, anxiety and
other symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. When children reach age three,
parents should begin teaching them about \"bad touches\". <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Some time for children, play therapy and family therapy can be
helpful.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2998','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Colonic
diverticulosis is among the most common diseases of developed Western
countries. Colonic diverticuli are mucosal outpouchings that usually
appear with aging mainly in the left colon,leading to what we call
diverticular disease. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which
involves the formation of pouches on the outside of the colon.
Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed. In
the United States, diverticulosis occurs in approximately one third of
the population older than age 45 and in up to two thirds of the
population older than age 85 and it also affects a significant proportion
of younger adults. Most patients with diverticular disease have no or few
symptoms, some patients will develop bleeding, infection constipation,
abdominal cramps, and even colon obstruction.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThere are many causes of colonic diverticulitis. Diverticulitis
occurs when diverticula become infected or inflamed. Abnormal contraction
and spasm may cause diverticula to form in a weak spot of the intestinal
wall. Most fiber in the human diet is of plant origin and this type of
fiber binds water and salt within the colon leading to bulkier and more
voluminous stools. Low fiber diets may play a role in the development of
diverticulosis. In rural Africa where the diet is high in roughage,
diverticulosis is rare. There also appears to be a genetic predisposition
to diverticulosis. High pressure may develop in parts of your gut when it
squeezes hard stools. The increased pressure may push the inner lining of
a small area of your gut through the muscle wall to form a small
diverticulum. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of colonic diverticulitis
is lower abdomen, bloating, and/or a change in bowel habits. Acute
diverticulitis is usually treated with conservative medical management,
including bowel rest (ie, nothing by mouth), IV fluid resuscitation, and
broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover anaerobic bacteria and gram-
negative rods. In some cases surgery may be required to remove the area
of the colon with the diverticula. A high-fiber diet and, occasionally,
mild pain medications will help relieve symptoms in most cases. Several
antibiotics include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), metronidazole (Flagyl),
cephalexin (Keflex), and doxycycline (Vibramycin) also recommended.
Sometimes instructed to avoid foods that contain undigestible particles
such as popcorn, nuts and fruits with small seeds. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nColonic Diverticulitis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Eat lots of high fibre foods and fibre
supplements.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Surgery is needed for those with
persistent bowel obstruction. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Mild pain
medications will help relieve symptoms in most cases. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Avoid foods that contain undigestible particles such as
popcorn, nuts and fruits with small seeds. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. A
temporary colostomy may be required during surgery for complicated
diverticulitis.\n \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('2999','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   Vertigo, or
dizziness, is a symptom, not a disease. Vertigo is one of the most common
health problems in adults. It is a major symptom of a balance disorder.
It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is stationary
with respect to the earth or surroundings. There are two types of
vertigo: subjective and objective. Subjective vertigo is when a person
feels a false sensation of movement. Objective vertigo is when the
surroundings will appear to move past a person\'s field of vision. About
40% of people in the United States experience feeling dizzy at least once
during their lifetime. Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in
the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the brain, or
with the nerve connections between these two organs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe most common cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo, or BPPV. Head trauma and neck injury may also result in vertigo,
which usually goes away on its own. Vertigo Acoustic neuroma is a type of
tumor causing vertigo. Symptoms involve vertigo with one-sided ringing in
the ear and hearing loss. Migraine, a severe form of headache, may also
cause vertigo. Vertigo can be a symptom of an underlying harmless cause,
such as in BPPV or it can suggest more serious problems. These include
drug toxicities, strokes or tumors. Vertigo-like symptoms may also appear
as paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) in the form of opsoclonus myoclonus
syndrome, a multi-faceted neurological disorder associated with many
forms of incipient cancer lesions or virus. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVertigo, or dizziness, refers to the sensation of spinning
(subjective vertigo) or the perception that surrounding objects are
moving or spinning. Common symptoms of vertigo nausea, vomiting, and
involuntary eye movements. Treatment for vertigo, or dizziness, depends
on identifying and eliminating the underlying cause. Vertigo can be
treated with medicine. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a type
of physical therapy used to treat vertigo. Benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo may be treated with meclizine (Antivert ), an oral antiemetic
that can be taken up to 3 times a day, or only as needed. Risk factors
for stroke should control their high blood pressure and high cholesterol
and stop smoking. Someone with Meniere disease should limit added salt to
their diet. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCentral Vertigo Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Stop smoking also remember.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Stroke should control their high blood
pressure and high cholesterol.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Benign
paroxysmal positional vertigo may be treated with meclizine. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. GABA modulators, specifically gabapentin and
baclofen is also recommended. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Vestibular
rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is a type of physical therapy used to treat
vertigo. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Neurotransmitter reuptake inhibitors
such as SSRI\'s, SNRI\'s and Tricyclics also recommended.\n    \n    \n
                       \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3000','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Cerebral vein
thrombosis (CVT) is a rare and diverse entity. It often affects young-to-
middle-aged patients, and more commonly women. Thrombosis of the venous
channels in the brain is an uncommon cause of cerebral infarction
relative to arterial disease but is an important consideration because of
its potential morbidity. Venous thrombosis may occur with headache and
cranial nerve palsies. There are various causes of CVT, such as a head
injury, an infection, and certain drugs, to name a few. The headache may
be the only symptom of cerebral venous thrombosis. Many patients have
symptoms of stroke: inability to move one or more limbs, weakness on one
side of the face or difficulty speaking. They do not necessarily affect
one side of the body as in stroke. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n40% of all
patients have seizures (more in women before and after birth) , mostly
focal but often generalised and sometimes leading to status epilepticus.
Treatments can include anticoagulants (bloodthinners), steroids,
vitamins, and vasodilators (drugs to widen the blood vessels). Seizures
should be treated with appropriate anticonvulsants. Fosphenytoin is
recommended for treatment of seizures in those patients who require a
parenteral formulation. Alternatively, phenobarbital or sodium valproate
injection may be utilized if the patient has allergy to phenytoin.
Diazepam or lorazepam may be used to treat status epilepticus.
Thrombolytic therapy has been described in several case reports as
beneficial in cases of CVT. Surgical treatment (optic nerve sheath
fenestration or shunting) is recommended. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCerebral Venous Thrombosis Treatment and Prevntion Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Surgical is also recommended treatment. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Anticonvulsants drugs to prevent recurrent
seizures.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Thrombolytic therapy has been also
beneficial in cases of CVT. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Fosphenytoin is
recommended for treatment of seizures <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Diazepam
or lorazepam may be used to treat status epilepticus.\n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3001','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Croup has an
unmistakable sound a harsh, repetitive cough similar to the noise of a
seal barking. It is a respiratory disease which afflicts infants and
young children, typically aged between 3 months and 3 years. Croup is
characterized by a harsh \"barking\" cough and sneeze, inspiratory
stridor (a high-pitched sound heard on inhalation), nausea/vomiting, and
fever. Hoarseness is usually present. More severe cases will have
respiratory distress. Stridor will be provoked or worsened by agitation
or crying. If stridor is also heard when the child is calm, critical
narrowing of the airway may be imminent. Croup is most often caused by
parainfluenza virus, primarily types 1 and 3, but other viral and
possibly bacterial infections can also cause it.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIn the Northern hemisphere, it is most common between October and
March, but can occur at any time of the year. It is most common in the
fall and winter but can occur year-round, with a slight predilection for
males. Approximately one in ten children are admitted to hospital for a
short time until the symptoms ease. Croup is characterized by a loud
cough that may sound like the barking of a seal and may be accompanied by
fast or difficult breathing and sometimes a grunting noise or wheezing
while breathing. Croup is typically much worse at night. It often lasts 5
or 6 nights, but the first night or two are usually the most severe. The
symptoms of croup are caused by inflammation, swelling and the buildup of
mucus in the larynx, trachea (windpipe) and bronchial tubes.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChildren with croup will usually also have a hoarse
voice, decreased appetite and a fever, which is usually low grade, but
may rise up to 104 degrees F. The treatment of croup depends on the
severity of symptoms. Cool or moist air can bring relief. You might first
try bringing the child into a steamy bathroom or outside into the cool
night air. Acetaminophen can make the child more comfortable and lower a
fever, lessening his or her breathing needs. Avoid cough medicines.
Medications are used to help reduce upper airway swelling. This may
include aerosolized racemic epinephrine, corticosteroids taken by mouth,
such as dexamethasone and prednisone, and inhaled or injected forms of
other corticosteroids.Intravenous fluids are given for dehydration. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCroup Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Oral, or injected steroids may be given in croup cases. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Breathing moist air and drinking fluids can speed
your child\'s recovery. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Steroid medicines can
be very effective at promptly relieving the symptoms of croup.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Medications such as epinephrine or corticosteroids
may be given to reduce swelling in the upper airways.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Wash your hands frequently and avoid close contact with those
who have a respiratory infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Haemophilus
influenzae and measles vaccines protect children from some of the most
dangerous forms of croup.\n \n     \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3002','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Encephalitis is an
inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the brain and caused of mostly
infections. Viruses may also directly attack the linings of the brain
(meninges) and cause meningitis. One of the most dangerous and the most
common cause of encephalitis is the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV is
the same virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, but when it
attacks the brain it may be fatal in as many as half of newborns who
become infected and up to 28% of individuals after the newborn period.
Encephalitis is more serious than meningitis. If the meninges are
inflamed as well as the brain, the condition is called
meningoencephalitis. The brain is damaged when the inflamed brain parts
push against the skull. Encephalitis can be fatal. Encephilitis can be
caused by diseases such as syphilis or rabies. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEncephalitis can affect anyone in any part of the world, at any
age but it is extremely rare, with approximately 4 in every 100,000
affected in the UK each year. Encephalitis occurs in two forms primary
form and secondary form. Primary encephalitis involves direct viral
infection of your brain and spinal cord. Primary encephalitis may occur
in isolated cases (sporadic) or occur in many people at the same time in
the same area (epidemic). In secondary encephalitis, a viral infection
first occurs elsewhere in your body and then travels to your brain.
Encephalitis common symptoms is fever, headache and photophobia with
weakness and seizures also common. Other symptoms include a high
temperature, seizures aversion to bright lights, inability to speak or
control movement and sensory changesstiffness. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEarly signs of encephalitis can develop in a few hours or over a
few of days. The symptoms of encephalitis are caused by the brain\'s
defense mechanisms activating to get rid of the infection. Treatment is
usually symptomatic. Antiviral medications, such as acyclovir (Zovirax)
and foscarnet (Foscavir), may be prescribed for herpes encephalitis or
other severe viral infections. Anti-seizure medications (such a
phenytoin) are used to suppress seizures. On rare occasions, steroids,
which are strong anti-inflammatory drugs (such as dexamethasone) are used
to reduce brain swelling. Sedatives may be needed to treat irritability
or restlessness. Other medications, like acetaminophen, may be used for
fever and headache. Reorientation and emotional support of confused or
delirious persons may be helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEncephalitis
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use insect
repellent. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Wear protective clothing like long
sleeves and long pants. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Limit your child\'s
contact with soil, leaves, and vegetation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk (when mosquitoes are most active).
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Corticosteroids may be given to reduce
inflammation of the brain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Controlling
mosquitoes may reduce the chance of some infections.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n7. Animal vaccination is important to prevent encephalitis caused
by rabies virus.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Vaccination is available to
prevent a form of viral encephalitis.\n \n    \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3003','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Epiglottitis is an
acute inflammation in the supraglottic region of the oropharynx with
inflammation of the epiglottis, vallecula, arytenoids, and aryepiglottic
folds. Epiglottitis involves bacterial infection of the epiglottis, most
often caused by haemophilus influenzae type B, although some cases are
attributable to streptococcus pneumoniae or streptococcus pyogenes.
Epiglottitis typically affects children, and is associated with fever,
difficulty swallowing, drooling, and stridor. Epiglottitis is most common
in children between 2 and 6 years old. The child often appears acutely
ill, anxious, and has very quiet shallow breathing with the head held
forward, insisting on sitting up in bed. The early symptoms are insidious
but rapidly progressive, and swelling of the throat may lead to cyanosis
and asphyxiation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEpiglottitis affects more men
than women. Hib bacteria spread rapidly when people are in close contact
and weak immune system. Medicines or diseases that weaken the immune
system can make adults more prone to epiglottitis. Epiglottitis requires
urgent endotracheal intubation to protect the airway. Antibiotics are
given intravenously and humidified oxygen, which is oxygen that has been
moistened, is given to help the patient breathe. Ceftriaxone or
chloramphenicol either alone or in association with penicillin or
ampicillin for streptococcal coverage. Other antibotics such ,rocephin
and polycillin and principen also recommended. Avoid offering food or
water because that might cause vomiting, which often makes breathing even
more difficult. many time family members should be treated if
appropriate.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEpiglottitis Treatment and Prevention
Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Fluids given by IV <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Antibiotics to treat the infectionof epiglottitis.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Corticosteroids to decrease the swelling of the
throat.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Ceftriaxone or chloramphenicol drugs is
also useful in epiglottitis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid therapy
such as sedation, inhalers, or racemic epinephrine.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Others antibacterial drug, such as rifampin, to prevent
further infection.\n   \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3004','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Compartment syndrome
is a painful condition that results when pressure within the muscles
builds to dangerous levels. Common causes of compartment syndrome include
tibial or forearm fractures, ischemic-reperfusion following injury,
hemorrhage, vascular puncture, intravenous drug injection, casts,
prolonged limb compression, crush injuries and burns. Swelling leading to
compartment syndrome is associated with high-energy trauma, such as from
a car accident or crush injury, or surgery. Compartment syndrome may also
occur due to tight bandages or casts; with significant swelling, pressure
will build up and can cause compartment syndrome. Chronic compartment
syndrome can be caused by repetitive activities like running that
increase the pressure in a compartment only during that activity.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCompartment syndrome is most common found the lower
leg and forearm, although it can also occur in the hand, foot, thigh and
upper arm. Compartment syndrome can be either acute or chronic. Acute
compartment syndrome is a medical emergency. Chronic compartment syndrome
is not a medical emergency. Symptoms dissipate quickly when activity
stops. Compartment pressures may remain elevated for some time
afterwards. Treatment for both acute and chronic compartment syndrome is
usually surgery. Acute compartment syndrome is a medical emergency
requiring immediate surgical treatment known as a fasciotomy.
Conservative treatment includes rest, anti-inflammatories, and
stretching. In cases where symptoms persist the condition should be
treated by a surgical procedure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSubcutaneous
fasciotomy or open fasciectomy. Sometime nonsurgical management is also
helpful. Nonsurgical management may include avoiding doing activities
that cause pain and swelling ,applying ice and elevating the limb
slightly ,taking aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and
increased cushioning in shoes. Do not wrap the leg because this will
increase the pressure and aggravate the condition. Mannitol may reduce
compartment pressures and lessen reperfusion injury. Chronic conservative
treatment may be of some benefit e.g. physiotherapy: deep massage of the
compartments, ultrasound, interferential therapy, magnetic field therapy,
a lot of stretching and ice. People placed in casts need to be made aware
of the risk of swelling and need to see their health care provider. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCompartment Syndrome Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Apply heat and use a heat retainer. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoiding doing activities that cause pain and
swelling.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Applying Ice and elevating the limb
slightly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Taking aspirin or ibuprofen to reduce
inflammation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Wear the right footwear, and rung
on soft surfaces. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Surgical is also recommended
treatment. \n    \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Corneal abrasion is a
medical condition involving the loss of the surface epithelial layer of
the eye\'s cornea. Corneal abrasions are a common ophthalmologic cause of
ED visits. Corneal abrasions are generally a result of trauma to the
surface of the eye. Common causes include jabbing a finger into an eye or
walking into a tree branch. A foreign body in the eye may also cause a
scratch if the eye is rubbed. A corneal injury may occur when something
gets into your eye. A foreign body, such as a piece of sand or wood, may
lodge under the upper lid and cause scratches of the corneal surface
every time. A hot cigarette ash flying into the eye may cause a corneal
abrasion. Exposure of the unprotected eye to ultraviolet light from sun
lamps or welding arcs can cause changes in the corneal surface.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of corneal abrasion include pain,
photophobia, a foreign-body sensation, and a reflex production of tears.
Signs include epithelial defects and edema, and often conjunctival
injection, swollen eyelids, and a mild anterior-chamber reaction. The
treatment of a corneal abrasion is primarily directed at promoting
healing and relieving pain. Use of anti-infective agents will depend upon
extent of injury. Topical ophthalmic agents may be prescribed by the
veterinarian. Avoid antibiotics containing neomycin (eg, Neosporin)
because of the higher incidence of allergy to neomycin in the general
population. Some steps to help prevent corneal abrasions such as, wear
protective eye goggles when you\'re around machinery that causes
particles of wood, metal or other materials to fly into the air.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWash your hands before handling your contact lenses.
Clean and wear contact lenses as directed. Never sleep in your contact
lenses. Cut infants\' and young children\'s fingernails short. trim low-
hanging tree branches. Use care when putting in contact lenses. Eye pads
used in \"pressure patching\" may also improve comfort. Self-care of eye
is very important. Some self-care may include do not rub your eye.
Rubbing may worsen the abrasion. If you are not wearing an eye patch,
moist compresses may help relieve the pain. Do not put your contact
lenses back in your eye until you get your doctor\'s approval. Being
extra careful when using makeup brushes and curling irons. Taking
excellent care of and using excellent hygiene with contact lenses. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCorneal Abrasion Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Topical antibiotics are often used to treat
corneal abrasions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Oral analgesics also may be
indicated.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoid antibiotics containing
neomycin (eg, Neosporin). <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Wear protective eye
goggles . <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Cut infants\' and young children\'s
fingernails short.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Trim low-hanging tree
branches. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Use care when putting in contact
lenses.\n \n     \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3006','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Cyanide is a rare but
potentially deadly poison. Cyanide is naturally present in parts of some
foods, such as apricot pits. It is found in the roots of some plants,
such as the cassava plant. Cyanide is found in artificial nail removers
that contain acetonitrile. Cyanide is rapidly absorbed from the stomach,
lungs, mucosal surfaces, and unbroken skin. Cyanide is used as an
ingredient to make things like paper, cloth, and some plastic items. It
can also be used in developing photographs, cleaning metal, removing gold
and silver from ore, and electroplating. Cyanide is also an ingredient of
cigarette smoke. It may be a crystal (like salt), or a colorless gas.
Cyanide may smell like bitter almonds or have no smell at all. The
effects of cyanide ingestion are very similar to the effects of
suffocation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is because cyanide stops the
cells of the body from being able to use oxygen, which all cells need to
survive. Commonly symptoms of cyanide poisoning general weakness,
confusion, bizarre behavior, excessive sleepiness, coma, shortness of
breath, headache, dizziness, and seizures. Three antidotes (substances
that reverse the effects of a poison) available for cyanide poisoning.
Amyl nitrite, sodium nitrite, and sodium thiosulfate (the Lilly cyanide
antidote kit) with high-dose oxygen should be given as soon as possible.
Cobalt salts have also been demonstrated as effective in binding cyanide.
Kelocyanor drug , given by intravenous injection, has been proven to be
of use when administered to seriously ill victims of confirmed cyanide
poisoning.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCyanide Poisoning Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Not smoking in bed. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoidance of over-hot electrical heaters. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Standard home fire precautions including smoke
detectors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. A special antidote kit also may be
used if a strong suspicion for cyanide poisoning exists. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Strict work safety regulations must be followed to prevent
occupational exposure. \n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3007','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Heart failure can be
a serious and long-term condition. Congestive heart failure (CHF), or
heart failure, is a condition in which the heart can\'t pump enough blood
to the body\'s other organs. Congestive heart failure can be caused by
weaken the heart muscle, stiffening of the hear muscles and increases
oxygen demand by the body tissue beyond the capability of the heart to
deliver. Congestive heart failure can affect many organs of the body.
Heart failure also affects the kidneys\' ability to dispose of sodium and
water. The retained water increases the edema. The symptoms of congestive
heart failure vary among individuals according to the particular organ
systems involved and depending on the degree to which the rest of the
body has \"compensated\" for the heart muscle weakness. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHeart failure typically doesn\'t occur suddenly. It develops
slowly, over time. It\'s usually a chronic, long-term condition. The
early symptoms are often shortness of breath, cough, or a feeling of not
being able to get a deep breath. Other symptoms develop as the body tries
to compensate for the heart\'s reduced pumping ability. The heart beats
faster, its muscle thickens and the ventricles may stretch to accommodate
more blood. Damage to the ventricles may cause them to pump out of sync,
further reducing the efficient delivery of blood to the body. Rapid or
irregular heartbeat with palpitations. Causes of acute heart failure
include heart attacks, viruses that attack the heart muscle, severe
infections, allergic reactions, blood clots in the lungs, the use of
certain medications or any illness that affects the whole body. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThese conditions can suddenly and drastically affect
the deteriorating heart\'s ability to pump. The treatment of CHF focuses
on treating the symptoms and signs of CHF and preventing the progression
of disease. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors drugs help
people with heart failure live longer and feel better. Diuretic therapy
is indicated for relief of congestive symptoms. Beta-blockers is
particularly useful for those with a history of coronary artery disease.
Some prevention is also helpful in heart failure. Do not smoke and avoid
alcohol use. Treat your high blood pressure with diet, exercise, and
medication if necessary. Aerobic exercise is also helpful for congestive
heart failure patients, has been shown to be beneficial in maintaining
overall functional capacity, quality of life, . <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCongestive Heart Failure Treatment snd Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Do not smoke. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid
alcohol use <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Restricting salt and fluid intake
is often recommended. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. ACE inhibitors have been
used for the treatment of hypertension. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Vasodilators, such as nitroglycerin, which open up narrowed vessels. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Digoxin (Lanoxin) has been used in the treatment
of congestive heart failure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Aerobic exercise
is also helpful for congestive heart failure patients. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n8. Diuretics are often an important component of the treatment of
congestive heart failure to prevent.\n \n     \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3008','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Sinusitis is the
medical term for inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the sinuses.
It\'s usually caused by infection. Sinusitis can be acute (going on less
than four weeks), subacute (4-12 weeks) or chronic. Acute sinusitis often
starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies,
pollutants, nasal problems and certain diseases can also cause sinusitis.
Acute sinusitis is usually precipitated by an earlier upper respiratory
tract infection, generally of viral origin. Virally damaged surface
tissues are then colonized by bacteria, most commonly haemophilus
influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis and
Staphylococcus aureus. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis are the same as
acute sinusitis, but tend to be milder and last longer than 8 weeks. It
affects 32 million people in the United States.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatments include antibiotics, decongestants and pain relievers.
Use an over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen (one brand name:
Tylenol) for pain. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal
sprays and vaporizers can also help. Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen
can help to relieve pain and inflammation. A cool-mist humidifier may
soothe your sinuses. Warm compresses usually help with facial pain. Nasal
corticosteroid sprays may be used to decrease swelling, especially if you
have swollen structures (such as nasal polyps) or allergies. Antibiotics
are used to cure the particular infection causing sinus inflammation.
Surgery to clean and drain the sinuses may also be necessary, especially
in patients with recurrent episodes of inflammation despite medical
treatment. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are many prevents of complicated
sinusitis. Get plenty of rest. Sip hot liquids and drink plenty of
fluids. Apply moist heat by holding a warm, wet towel against your face
or breathing in steam through a cloth or towel. Don’t use a nose spray
with a decongestant in it for more than 3 days. Get plenty of rest and
fluids so that your body\'s immune system can work along with the
antibiotics to fight the infection. Spray with nasal saline several times
per day. Inhale steam 2 - 4 times per day. Drink plenty of fluids to thin
the mucus. Apply a warm, moist washcloth to your face several times a
day. Gently blowing your nose, blocking one nostril while blowing through
the other. If you have allergies, try to avoid contact with things that
trigger attacks. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nComplicated Sinusitis Tratment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoiding air travel.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid smoke and pollutants. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Drinking plenty of fluids to keep nasal discharge thin. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Use a humidifier to increase moisture in your nose
and sinuses. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Drink plenty of fluids to
increase moisture within your body. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Using an
oral decongestant or a short course of nasal spray decongestant.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Gently blowing your nose, blocking one nostril
while blowing through the other.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Wash your
hands frequently, particularly after shaking hands with others. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is recommended
for certain types of sinus disease.\n    \n   \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3009','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Carbon monoxide, or
CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and
death. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is produced by the incomplete burning of
fuel. In the UK, more than 50 people die from accidental carbon monoxide
poisoning every year, and 200 people are seriously injured. CO is found
in combustion fumes, such as those produced by cars and trucks, small
gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas
ranges and heating systems. When carbon monoxide is breathed in, it gets
into the blood stream where it mixes with the haemoglobin.
Carboxyhaemoglobin affects blood vessels in the body, causing them to
become \'leaky\'. This can lead to swelling in the brain, causing
unconsciousness and neurological (nerve) damage.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCO from these sources can build up in enclosed or semi-enclosed
spaces. People and animals in these spaces can be poisoned by breathing
it. Carbon monoxide is produced by common household appliances. Carbon
monoxide is life-threatening to humans. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the
most common type of fatal poisoning in France and the United States. It
has been estimated that more than 40,000 people per year in the United
States. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness,
weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. High levels of CO
inhalation can cause loss of consciousness and death. Certain groups
unborn babies, infants, and people with chronic heart disease, anemia, or
respiratory problems are more risk for CO poisoning. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCarbon monoxide poisoning is diagnosed by measuring the level of
carbon monoxide in the blood. The treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning
is high–dose oxygen, usually using a facemask attached to an oxygen
reserve bag. There are many prevents of carbon monoxide poisoning. Don\'t
use kerosene or propane heaters in an enclosed area such as a
recreational vehicle, camper, motor home, trailer, or tent. Don\'t smoke
cigarettes or be near someone who is smoking in a poorly ventilated room.
Don\'t use paint remover that contains methylene chloride. Don\'t burn
charcoal or use a grill indoors or in a recreational vehicle, camper,
motor home, trailer, or tent. Don\'t place power generators or pressure
washers near windows or doors of your home. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCarbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Don\'t smoke cigarettes.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Don\'t burn charcoal or use a grill indoors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Don\'t use kerosene or propane heaters in an enclosed area. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Don\'t use paint remover that contains methylene
chloride. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Don\'t place power generators or
pressure washers near windows. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Hyperbaric
oxygen therapy is also recommended.\n    \n   \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3010','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Dysfunctional uterine
bleeding is irregular vaginal bleeding. DUB may be caused by an imbalance
of one of the hormones related to ovulation (estrogen or progesterone).
In some women, fibroids (benign tumors) or polyps (fleshy growths) of the
uterus can also cause menorrhagia. In rare cases, DUB can be caused by
endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of uterus) or cancer of the
uterus. Other causes of DUB include structural disorders, such as
functional ovarian cysts, cervicitis, endometritis, salpingitis, and
leiomyomas. Trauma to the cervix, vulva, or vagina may cause abnormal
bleeding. Pregnancy may be associated with vaginal bleeding. DUB occur in
adolescents and 40% in women over 40. Obesity, excessive exercise, and
emotional stress may be risk factors for DUB.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of dysfunctional uterine bleeding is vaginal bleeding
between periods , mood swings , infertility, hot flashes, vaginal
tenderness and hirsutism. Period lasts longer than 7 days (normally 4 to
6 days). Women whose symptoms are severe and resistant to medical therapy
may need surgical treatments including endometrial ablation (a procedure
that burns or removes the lining of the uterus) or hysterectomy.
Hysterectomy is surgery that removes the uterus. Hormone therapy usually
relieves symptoms. Hemorrhagic uterine bleeding requires high-dose
estrogen therapy. If bleeding is not controlled within 12-24 hours, a D&C
is indicated. Estrogen is a hormone that is often used to stop
dangerously heavy bleeding. Use of the levonorgestrel IUD, which releases
a progesterone-like hormone into the uterus. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Sometime iron supplements may be recommended.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Estrogen also induces formation of progesterone
receptors. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Endometrial ablation or
hysterectomy is also recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Resectoscopy
involves using hysteroscope with a wire loop attached. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Oral contraceptives or progestogen therapy are frequently used
for this purpose.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Estrogen therapy is a hormone
that is often used to stop dangerously heavy bleeding.\n \n    \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3011','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Deep vein thrombosis
(DVT) is a blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein, usually in the legs. A
clot forms in the larger veins of the area. Thrombophlebitis is the more
general class of pathologies of this kind. A blood clot in a deep vein
can break off and travel through the bloodstream. The loose clot is
called an embolus. When the clot travels to the lungs and blocks blood
flow, the condition is called pulmonary embolism. Deep venous thrombosis
is most common in adults over age 60, but it can occur in any age group.
Classical symptoms of DVT include pain, swelling and redness of the leg
and dilation of the surface veins. The calf or thigh may ache or feel
tender when you touch or squeeze it or when you stand or move. Pain may
get worse and last longer or become constant. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRisks for DVT include prolonged sitting or bedrest. It also may
be caused by recent surgery , childbirth within the last 6 months, and
the use of medications such as estrogen and birth control pills. DVT
treatment helps prevent a pulmonary embolus from forming and helps
prevent another DVT. Warfarin is given as a pill. Heparin is given
through a vein or as an injection. Newer forms of heparin known as low
molecular-weight heparin can sometimes be used. This heparin can be given
by injection once or twice a day to shorten or avoid the need for a
hospital stay. Taking blood thinners such as heparin and warfarin also
recommended. To help prevent DVT, move your legs often during long plane
trips, car trips, and other situations in which you are sitting or lying
down for long periods of time.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThrombin inhibitors
medicines also used to treat blood clots in patients. Getting out of bed
and moving around as soon as possible after surgery or illness. Exercise
is very useful This helps prevent a blood clot from forming. Using
compression stockings as your doctor directs to prevent swelling in your
legs from DVT. Walk up and down the aisles of the bus, train, or
airplane. If traveling by car, stop about every hour and walk around.
Move your legs and flex and stretch your feet to encourage blood flow in
your calves. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Drink plenty of fluids
and avoid alcohol. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDeep Venous Thrombosis
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Warfarin is
given as a pill. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Heparin is given through a
vein (intravenously, or IV) or as an injection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) such as heparin and warfarin also
recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Thrombin Inhibitors medicines also
used to treat blood clots in patients.\n      \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3012','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Acute angle-closure
glaucoma is caused by a rapid or sudden increase in pressure inside the
eye. It is also called intraocular pressure. There are several types of
glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma is caused by a malformation of the
eye\'s drainage structures. There are two subcategories of angle closure
glaucoma: primary and acute. Primary angle closure glaucoma accounts for
approximately 10% of glaucoma patients. Angle closure glaucoma occurs
when the angle, or area where the aqueous fluid drains via the trabecular
meshwork, becomes obstructed. Acute angle closure glaucoma is one of the
few types of glaucoma that causes symptoms. The most common symptoms are
blurred vision, colored halos, severe pain, red eye, and nausea or
vomiting. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn the United States, fewer than 10% of
glaucoma cases are due to angle-closure glaucoma. In Asia, angle-closure
glaucoma is more common than open-angle glaucoma. AACG predominately
affects females because of their shallower anterior chamber. Angle-
closure glaucoma among American Indians is lower than among whites. In
whites, angle-closure glaucoma is 3 times higher in women than in men. In
blacks, men and women are affected equally. As people age, the lens of
the eye enlarges and pushes the iris forward, thus increasing the risk
for angle-closure glaucoma. Acute angle-closure glaucoma is an emergency
because optic nerve damage and vision loss can occur within hours of the
onset of the problem. Topical steroids reduce the inflammatory reaction
and diminish optic nerve damage. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHyperosmotic
agents are useful for several reasons. They reduce vitreous volume,
which, in turn, decreases IOP. Angle-closure glaucoma must be treat with
laser therapy or surgical therapy. Argon laser peripheral iridoplasty can
be used postoperatively to further flatten the peripheral iris and to
prevent synechial reattachment. In acute angle-closure glaucoma, several
drugs are used simultaneously to accelerate and maximize their pressure-
lowering effects. The drugs lower IOP by increasing the outflow of the
fluid (aqueous humor) from the eye or by decreasing the production of
fluid in the eye. Regular eye examinations with an ophthalmologist may
identify people who are at risk for acute angle-closure glaucoma. Eye
drops and oral medication is often necessary to reduced the intraocular
pressure<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Angle-Closure Glaucoma Treatrment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Pilocarpine must be used
in glaucoma. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Hyperosmotic agents are useful
for several cases of glaucoma. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Topical
steroids reduce the inflammatory reaction and diminish optic nerve
damage. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Eye drops and oral medication is often
necessary to reduced the intraocular pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Beta-blockers and Acetazolamide also recommended.\n \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-
health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3013','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Acute chest syndrome
(ACS) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in sickle cell
disease (SCD). People with sickle cell disease are susceptible to a broad
array of health problems. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in
which red blood cells (RBCs) are abnormally shaped. This abnormality can
result in painful episodes, serious infections, chronic anemia, and
damage to body organs. Repeat occurrences of acute chest syndrome can
cause lung damage. This condition develops more often in young children
but is usually more severe in adults. ACS can be triggered by many
factors. Some of the most common are infection, blockage of the tiny
blood vessels in the lungs by blood clots, sickled red blood cells, or
bits of bone marrow and failure to breathe air deep into all parts of the
lungs. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute chest syndrome is unpredictable.
Signs and symptoms of (ACS) include fever, chest pain, cough, and trouble
breathing. Treatment for the acute chest syndrome includes nonspecific
supportive measures. Treatment of acute chest syndrome includes
encouraging deep breathing, which is especially important when a person
has chest pain or drowsiness and shallow breathing from opiate
medication. Receiving antibiotic therapy, oxygen, pain medications, and
blood transfusions. Monitoring the amount of fluids being consumed,
because fluids may build up in the lungs (pulmonary edema) during acute
chest syndrome. Sickle hemoglobin binds oxygen more avidly in the
presence of nitric oxide. Infants and kids with sickle cell disease
usually require two daily doses of penicillin, as prescribed. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Chest Syndrome and Sickle Cell Disease
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Plenty of fluids
(or hydration) to help with blood flow. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Supplemental inhaled oxygen to get more oxygen to the tissues<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Penicillin medicines can manage the pain and
prevent infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Blood transfusions is also
recommended.sometime. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Encouraging deep
breathing, which is especially important when a person has chest pain or
drowsiness.\n    \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3014','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Retinal artery
occlusion is a relatively uncommon eye condition. Retinal vessel
occlusion is a blockage of the blood supply to the retina, the light
sensitive membrane in the back of the eye. This is usually caused such as
glaucoma, hypertension, diabetes, coagulation disorders, atherosclerosis,
or hyperlipidemia.Vision loss after retinal vein occlusion varies.
Hemorrhage (bleeding) may be present, and the person may be at risk for
developing glaucoma. People with retinal vessel occlusion have a risk of
stroke because the source of the clots (emboli) affecting the eye could
also send clots to the brain. Retinal vessel occlusion more frequently
affects older people. Men are affected slightly more frequently than
women. Risk factors are related to the possible disorders that cause the
blockage.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRAO is more associated with smoking and
cardiovascular disease, with an increased incidence of stroke in patients
who have suffered RAO. Most common symptoms of retinal artery occlusion
is loss of vision prior to the artery occlusion. There are two main types
of retinal artery occlusion: branch retinal artery occlusion and central
retinal artery occlusion. Causes of CRAO vary depending on the age of the
patient. Common causes of central retinal artery occlusion includes
diabetes mellitus, cardiac anomalies such as patent foramen ovale,
migraine ,behçet disease , embolism, giant cell arteritis and
coagulopathies from sickle cell anemia or antiphospholipid antibodies are
more common etiologies for CRAO in patients younger than 30 years.
Central artery occlusion is sudden, painless condition. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nA branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) usually presents with
painless and abrupt onset of peripheral vision loss, in some cases also
causing central vision loss. Central retinal artery occlusion is an
emergency. Drug therapy includes the use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
to reduce the internal eye pressure and enhance movement of the
occlusion. Topical medications are help to lower intraocular pressure.
Hyperbaric oxygen (chamber where oxygen given under high pressure),
carbogen (using carbon dioxide gas to dilate the blood vessels), or
thrombolysis using medications to dissolve the clot may help. Aspirin is
commonly used to prevent additional attacks of vessel blockage once one
has occurred. Exercise and a low-fat diet are very important to prevent
it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCentral Retinal Artery Occlusion Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Applying direct pressure for
5-15 seconds may help to dislodge the emboli.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be beneficial. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Aspirin is commonly used to prevent additional attacks of vessel
blockage. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Exercise regularly and eat low-fat
diet are very important. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Using a needle to
remove some of the fluids inside the eye (anterior chamber
paracentesis).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Sometimes ocular massage to
increase blood flow, decrease intraocular pressure(IOP) and possibly
dislodge emboli.\n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3015','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Respiratory distress
syndrome (RDS) is a breathing problem. It is lung disorder that commonly
affects premature infants. Sometimes affects babies born about 6 weeks or
more before their due dates. RDS affected an mostly infants born alive in
the United States. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the
rapid onset of respiratory failure (ability to adequately oxygenate the
blood) that can occur in critically ill persons of any age over 1 year.
This is the most important disorder resulting in increased permeability
pulmonary edema. It is characterized by inflammation of the lung
parenchyma leading to impaired gas exchange with concomitant systemic
release of inflammatory mediators causing inflammation, hypoxemia and
frequently resulting in multiple organ failure.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nARDS has a death rate of approximately 30 to 40 percent. The
estimated annual frequency of ARDS is reported as 75 cases per 100,000
population. ARDS Symptoms include severe difficulty in breathing ,
anxiety, agitation and fever. ARDS infants may develop several
complications such as sepsis, an infection of the bloodstream, as well as
other problems related to prematurity, such as bleeding into the brain.
These and other complications can cause convulsions, shock-like states,
and in some cases, death. ARDS patients are usually treated in the
intensive. Treatment is primarily supportive using a mechanical
respirator and supplemental oxygen. A supportive breathing technique
called positive end expiratory pressure. These are combined with
continuing treatment of the precipitating illness. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCorticosteroids may sometimes be administered in late phases of
ARDS or if the patient is in shock. Intravenous fluids are given to
provide nutrition and prevent dehydration. Antianxiety drugs to relieve
anxiety. Drugs to counteract low blood pressure that may be caused by
shock Inhaled nitric oxide (NO) potentially acts as selective pulmonary
vasodilator. Rapid binding to hemoglobin prevents systemic effects. It
should increase perfusion of better ventilated areas. A risk factor for
ARDS, taking appropriate measures to prevent aspiration, such as
elevation of the head of the bed, may prevent some cases of ARDS. There
are many therapies such as, replacement surfactant (a natural soapy
substance that keeps the lung air sacs open) may be beneficial. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Intravenous fluids are given
to provide nutrition. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use of a surfactant
preparation can be lifesaving and reduces complications. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Corticosteroids have been used empirically and in numerous
clinical trials. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Replacement surfactant
therapy may be beneficial. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Rapid binding to
hemoglobin prevents systemic effects.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Antianxiety drugs to relieve anxiety.\n \n    \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3016','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Benign intracranial
hypertension (BIH) is a rare but potentially serious condition. Benign
intracranial hypertension (BIH) is a disease of the brain. Benign
intracranial hypertension is characterised by increased pressure in the
brain without any evidence of any brain pathology by imaging studies.
Benign intracranial hypertension is also characterised by normal
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF - the fluid that surrounds the entire central
nervous system, including brain and spinal cord) content. Symptoms of
benign intracranial hypertension may include headache, nausea, vomiting,
pulsating intracranial noises, singing in the ears, double vision, loss
of visual accuracy, and even blindness. It is most common in women
between the ages of 20 and 50. BIH affects women 9 times as often as men.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe condition is associated sometimes with the
use of tetracycline, nalidixic acid, nitrofurantoin, phenytoin, lithium,
and amiodarone, and the overuse of vitamin A.Gender is a major risk
factor for BIH. Before puberty, boys and girls are affected equally.
Obesity is a risk factor as well, considering that the incidence rises
sharply with women 20% or more above their ideal weight. Many treatment
is the relief of symptoms of raised intracranial pressure and the
prevention of progressive optic nerve damage. Excess cerebrospinal fluid
may be removed by repeated spinal taps, shunting or a type of surgery
called optic nerve sheath fenestration that allows the excess fluid to
escape. Steroids may be prescribed to reduce swelling of brain tissue.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBenign intracranial hypertension (BIH) Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Weight reduction is very
important this condition. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Treatment of
underlying condition; stopping any causative medication. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. The intracranial pressure may be controlled by serial lumbar
puncture. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Pprednisolone to relieve headache
and papilloedema. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Acetazolamide or other
diuretics are effective at lowering the intracranial pressure. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Surgical treatment also recommended some cases of
BIH.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Cerebrospinal fluid reduction medications
alos helpful this condition.\n     \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3017','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Chest pain isn\'t
just a problem for adults. It may occur in a child as well. It rarely is
due to cardiac disease. Chest pain is the presenting complaint in 6 per
1,000 children. Chest pain has a variety of sources, and virtually any
structure in the chest can cause pain. This includes the lungs, the ribs,
the chest wall muscles, the diaphragm, and the joints between the ribs
and breastbone. Injury, infection, or irritation to any of these tissues
can be responsible for chest pain. The most common source of chest pain
in children is “musculo-skeletal “. The chest wall has many ribs and each
of these ribs attach to the sternum or breastbone in the front of the
chest by means of joints. Each rib also has three sets of muscles
associated with it. Chest wall pain usually is described as sharp or
stabbing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are some rare noncardiac reasons
for chest pain. These include Sickle cell anemia, Pneumothorax,
pneumonia, asthma and very rarely chest tumors such as lymphomas. Cardiac
disease is a rare cause of chest pain in children. Children who have
severe, persistent cough, asthma, or pneumonia may complain of chest pain
due to overuse of chest wall muscles. Some children may complain of chest
pain with exercise due to exercise-induced asthma. Stress or anxiety can
precipitate chest pain in both boys and girls. Gastroesophageal reflux
disorder is more likely to happen if your child\'s been lying down.
Injury to the muscles and bones of the chest wall can have many causes.
Some are obvious such as a direct blow during a sporting event or a fall.
Other less obvious causes include heavy lifting. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcid reflux can cause stomach or chest pain. It sometimes
manifests as a burning sensation below the sternum. Chest pain that can
be accompanied by an irregular heart rhythm or pounding, dizziness, that
is made worse by exercising, and that may cause fainting. Heat and an
anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen, may help relieve symptoms.
Do not give aspirin to your child without consulting your doctor first.
Apply local heat for 20 minutes 4 times a day. Use a heating pad or warm
washcloth to the area.Daily, gentle stretching exercises of the shoulders
and chest wall in sets of 10 twice daily can prevent recurrence of these
chest pains. Stretching exercises can be continued even during active
chest pain. Avoid any that increase the pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChest Pain In Children Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Apply local heat for 20 minutes 4 times a day. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use a heating pad or warm washcloth to the
area.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Stretching exercises can be continued
even during active chest pain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. An anti-
inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen, may help relieve symptoms. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Do not give aspirin to your child.\n    \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3018','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Diabetic ketoacidosis
(DKA) is usually triggered by a stressful event, such as an illness or
another health problem. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication
of diabetes mellitus. Diabetic ketoacidosis is most common in people with
type 1 diabetes, but may also occur in those with type 2 diabetes.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a state of inadequate insulin levels
resulting in high blood sugar and accumulation of organic acids and
ketones in the blood. It is also common in DKA to have severe dehydration
and significant alterations of the body’s blood chemistry. DKA is usually
seen in people who have type 1 diabetes. Most often, these are diabetics
younger than 25 years, but the condition may occur in diabetics of any
age. Males and females are equally affected.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
most common events that cause person with diabetes to enter a state of
diabetic ketoacidosis are infection and missed insulin. People with type
2 diabetes usually develop ketoacidosis only under conditions of severe
stress. Various other causes may include a heart attack, stroke, trauma,
stress, and surgery. Diabetic ketoacidosis usually occurs in people
younger than 19, but may occur at any age. The high-risk time for
developing ketoacidosis is when a person is unwell, as part of the
body\'s response to illness and infection is to release more glucose into
the bloodstream. Signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis can develop
in less than 24 hours. Elevated blood sugar and high levels of ketones in
your blood are typical signs of DKA. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOther signs
and symptoms may include excessive thirst or urination, weakness and
fatigue, deep, slow breathing ,nausea, vomiting and stomach pain
,decreased appetite and weight loss and fruity-scented breath. The goal
of treatment is to correct the elevated blood glucose level by giving
additional insulin, and to replace fluids lost through excessive
urination and vomiting. Home care is generally directed toward preventing
diabetic ketoacidosis. If you have type 1 diabetes, you should monitor
your blood sugars at least 3-4 times a day. Treat moderate elevations in
blood sugar with additional injections of a short-acting form of insulin.
Insulin pump users need to frequently check to see that insulin is still
flowing through the tubing, and that no blockages, kinks, or
disconnections have occurred.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiabetic
Ketoacidosis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Always take the insulin injection on time. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Monitor your blood sugar and ketone levels at home. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Intravenous fluid replacement to reverse the dehydration.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4 Insulin administration to prevent further ketone
formation <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Don’t exercise when your urine tests
show ketones and your blood glucose is high. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Sometime insulin pump is also recommended.\n \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3019','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Disseminated
Gonococcal Infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and caused
by a bacterium called neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea is spread through
sexual contact with another person. Many people who have gonorrhea also
have another common STD called chlamydia. It can also be transmitted from
pregnant mothers to their babies at birth. The gonorrhea germs are found
in the mucous areas of the body (the vagina, penis, throat and rectum).
Gonorrhea most commonly affects teens and young adults. Men infected with
gonorrhea will have burning while urinating and a yellowish white
discharge from the penis. Those few women with symptoms will have a
discharge from the vagina and possibly some burning while urinating.
Infections in the throat and rectum cause few symptoms. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms may include fever, skin infection (cellulitis), an
infection in the bloodstream (sepsis), and inflammation of a joint
(arthritis). It most often affects the knees and hands. Gonococcal
conjunctivitis should be treated with immediate saline irrigation and
intravenous ceftriaxone. Using douche can actually increase a female\'s
risk of contracting STDs because it can change the natural flora of the
vagina and may flush bacteria higher into the genital tract. Several
antibiotics can successfully cure gonorrhea in adolescents and adults.
However, drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea are increasing in many areas
of the world, including the United States. Penicillin is ineffective at
treating rectal gonorrhea. Gonococcal conjunctivitis should be treated
with immediate saline irrigation and intravenous ceftriaxone.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGonorrhea is treated with cephalosporin or quinalone
type of antibiotics. Oral therapy may be used initially in carefully
selected compliant patients Limit the number of your sex partners. Use a
male or female condom. Condoms decrease the risk of STDs. Latex condoms
provide greater protection than natural-membrane condoms. The female
condom, made of polyurethane, is also considered effective against STDs.
If you think you are infected, avoid any sexual contact. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDisseminated Gonococcal Infection Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1 Limit the number of your sex partners. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Use a male or female condom. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. If you think you are infected, avoid any sexual contact.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Avoid sex with many different partners. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Oral therapy may be used in Gonococcal infection.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Gonococcal infection should be treated with
immediate saline irrigation and intravenous ceftriaxone.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n7. Antifungal and antihelminthic agents also useful in Gonococcal
infection.\n     \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3020','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Disseminated
intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious disorder. Disseminated
intravascular coagulation also called consumptive coagulopathy.
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized
by massive activation and consumption of coagulation proteins,
fibrinolytic proteins and platelets. There are two clinical forms of DIC,
acute DIC and chronic DIC. Acute DIC is a haemorrhagic disorder
characterised by multiple bruises (ecchymoses), bleeding from mucosal
sites (such as lips and genitals) and depletion of platelets and clotting
factors in the blood. Chronic DIC is subtler and involves formation of
blood clots in blood vessels (thromboembolism). Clotting factors and
platelets may be normal, increased, or moderately decreased in chronic
DIC. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDIC causes include bacterial, viral, or
fungal infection, cancers, complications during pregnancy, types of
snakebite and severe trauma, burns, and extreme low body temperature
(hypothermia). Acute tissue injuries such as certain snakebites,
necrotising enterocolitis, freshwater drowning, heat stroke, brain and
crush injury, massive tissue destruction, and renal homograft rejection.
It affected both males and females equally. DIC may appear that develops
suddenly and usually causes bleeding, which may be very severe. Bleeding
may occur at the site of an intravenous injection or in the brain,
digestive tract, skin, muscles, or cavities of the body. <br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of organ damage caused by excessive blood clotting may
include shortness of breath from lung damage, low urine output from
kidney damage.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn severe cases, shock, with low
blood pressure and widespread organ failure, may occur. Treatment for DIC
depends on the medical condition causing it. Heparin, a medication used
to prevent thrombosis, is sometimes used in combination with replacement
therapy. Transfusions of blood cells and other blood products may be
necessary to replace blood that has been lost through bleeding and to
replace clotting factors used up by the body. Anticoagulants are only
given when indicated (development of thrombotic renal complications) as
patients with DIC are prone to bleeding. Antifibrinolytics such as
aminocaproic acid are also recommended. Therapy to stop the coagulation
cascade requires an understanding of the mechanisms involved. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDisseminated Intravascular Coagulation Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Heparin may be used to slow
the clotting in people.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Platelets and clotting
factors are transfused to replace those depleted and to stop bleeding.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Transfusions of blood cells and other blood
products may be necessary to replace blood. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Anticoagulant therapy may be used in Disseminated Intravascular
Coagulation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Attend to life-threatening issues
such as airway compromise or severe hemorrhage.\n \n      \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-
health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3021','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Stevens-Johnson
Syndrome (SJS) is a serious skin condition that arises as a reaction to a
medication or an infection. Drugs that have been linked to Stevens-
Johnson Syndrome include NSAIDS , Allopurinol, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine,
barbiturates, anticonvulsants, and sulfa antibiotics. Stevens-Johnson
Syndrome (SJS) is a disorder that causes painful blisters and lesions on
the skin and mucous membranes and can cause severe eye problems. The most
common cause of SJS is an adverse allergic drug reaction. SJS may also be
caused by cocaine usage. In some cases, the condition is caused by a
bacterial infection, and in many cases there is no known cause for the
onset of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Almost
any drug can result in SJS.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is more common in
children and younger adults. The male-to-female ratio is 2:1. These skin
diseases can cause massive pain, suffering and anxiety. Other sign and
symptoms of stevens-johnson syndrome include facial swelling ,tongue
swelling , hives , skin pain , a red or purple skin rash that spreads,
blisters on your skin and mucous membranes, especially in your mouth,
nose and eyes and shedding (sloughing) of your skin. Some factors,
however, may increase your risk of developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome
such as, existing medical conditions, chronic inflammatory disease
increase your risk of developing Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Coxsackievirus, echovirus, and most commonly, herpes simplex viruses as
well as mycoplasma have precipitated the syndrome. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVaccines, such as those for tuberculosis and polio, have also
been implicated. Treatment of Stevens-johnson Syndrome may include pain
medication to reduce discomfort , immunoglobulin intravenous (IGIV) to
halt the process of Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Antibiotics to control
infection, when needed. Systemic corticosteroids may aggravate these
condition. Fluid replacement is often required, and meticulous oral
hygiene is necessary to prevent superinfection. Oral and topical
corticosteroids are often used. Many drug, such as sulfa drugs,
penicillin, or an anticonvulsants, especially phenytoin, should be
discontinued. Antihistamines are drugs used against the immune system,
usually to treat a case where the immune system is over-reacting. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStevens Johnson Syndrome Treatment and Prevntion Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Fluid replacement is often required.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Meticulous oral hygiene is necessary to prevent
superinfection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Oral and topical
corticosteroids are often used.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Skilled nursing
care, pain killers, physiotherapy and wound dressings.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Antihistamines are drugs used against the immune system. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Supportive measures include the use of topical
pain anesthetics and antiseptics. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Use of other
agents includes Ciclosporin and Intravenous immunoglobulin. \n \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early
Pregnancy</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3022','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Black widow spiders
generally live in trash, closets, attics, woodpiles, garages and other
dark places. The black widow is a medium-sized spider whose body is about
a half-inch long. Black widow spiders are pretty common in the Southwest
U.S. Two species are common to the United States. The southern black
widow has the shiny, black, globular abdomen with the distinctive red
hourglass on the underside. The northern black widow has a row of red
spots down the middle of the upper surface of its abdomen and 2 crosswise
bars on the undersurface. A black widow spider bite gives the appearance
of a target, with a pale area surrounded by a red ring. Severe muscle
pain and cramps may develop in the first two hours. Severe cramps are
usually first felt in the back, shoulders, abdomen and thighs. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOther symptoms include weakness, sweating, headache,
anxiety, itching, nausea, vomiting, difficult breathing and increased
blood pressure. Black widow spiders tend to bite defensively when their
webs are disturbed. Old stumps or wood piles are favorite hiding places
of black widow spiders. Most bites occur in rural and suburban areas and
occur between the months of April and October. Bites to babies and
children may be more serious than bites to adults. Adult females are
mostly jet-black and often have striking red markings on their abdomens.
On the ventral surface of the globular abdomen is a characteristic
marking that consists of 2 equilateral triangles arranged apex to apex in
an hourglass configuration. The female injects such a small dose of venom
that it rarely causes death. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHuman mortality at
well less than 1% from black widow spider bites. There are many labeled
pesticides for spider control. Medication for pain and spasms. Antivenin
is only given in severe cases as severe allergic reactions can occur.
Pain and spasms may be severe enough to require benzodiazepines, such as
lorazepam (Ativan) or diazepam (Valium), or narcotics, such as meperidine
(Demerol). Antihypertension medications for high blood pressure. Many
prevention is also helpful this codition. Keep the wound clean and
prevent infection. If the bite becomes infected or does not seem to heal.
Apply ice to the bite area. Do not apply a tourniquet. It may cause more
harm than benefit. Apply tincture of iodine or other antiseptic to the
site of the bite to prevent infection. Try to keep the patient quiet and
warm. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBlack Widow (latrodectus) Spider Bite
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Apply ice to the
bite area when the spider inject. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Try to keep
the patient quiet and warm.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Keep the wound
clean and prevent infection. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Antihypertension
medications also use for high blood pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Apply tincture of iodine or other antiseptic to the site of the bite to
prevent infection. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Pain medication, muscle
relaxants, and drugs to lower blood pressure may be needed.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Antivenin is only given in severe cases as severe
allergic reactions can occur. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Apply tincture
of iodine and anticeptic affect aria.\n \n    \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/index.htm\">Early Pregnancy</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/pregnancy/pregnancy-calender.htm\">Pregnancy Calendar</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3023','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Thrombocytopenia is a
condition in which there is a deficient number of circulating platelets.
Platelets are cells in the blood that help blood to clot. This condition
is sometimes associated with abnormal bleeding. The blood usually
contains about 140,000 to 440,000 platelets per microliter. Bleeding can
occur with relatively minor trauma when the platelet count falls below
about 50,000 platelets per microliter of blood. Generally speaking a
normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 and 450,000 per mm. Many
factors can influence an individual\'s platelet count including exercise
and racial origin. The average life span of a platelet in the blood is 10
days. Symptoms of Thrombocytopenia include bruising ,bleeding ,clotting
failure ,petechiae (reddish purple spots) and bleeding into skin. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThrombocytopenia often occurs as a result of a
separate disease or disorder. Thrombocytopenia may be accompanied by
varying degrees of anemia (low red blood cells) and leukopenia (low white
blood cells). The most common causes of decreased platelet production are
marrow aplasia (when the marrow is not developing naturally), fibrosis
(an abnormal formation) or infiltration with malignant cells. Many common
drugs can cause thrombocytopenia. Many chemotherapeutic agents are
cytotoxic and depress megakaryocyte production. Ingestion of large
quantities of alcohol has a similar marrow-depressing effect leading to
transient thrombocytopenia. The syndrome is particularly common in binge
drinkers. Dengue fever can cause thrombocytopenia. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIn some situations, medications or surgery can help treat chronic
thrombocytopenia. Corticosteroids may be used to increase platelet
production. Lithium carbonate or folate may also be used to stimulate the
bone marrow production of platelets. Platelet transfusions may be used to
stop episodic abnormal bleeding caused by a low platelet count. However,
if platelet destruction results from an immune disorder, platelet
infusions may have only a minimal effect and may be reserved for life-
threatening bleeding. Splenectomy may be necessary to correct
thrombocytopenia caused by platelet destruction. A splenectomy should
significantly reduce platelet destruction because the spleen acts as the
primary site of platelet removal and antibody production. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThrombocytopenia Treatment and Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Avoid alcoholic beverages. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid
medications, such as aspirin, and herbal supplements.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Use a very soft toothbrush when cleaning teeth; and avoid
brushing vigorously. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Try to avoid injury when
using tools, scissors, needles, knives, or when shaving. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Avoid or curtail activities that might result in injury,
including sexual activity.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Corticosteroids may
be used to increase platelet production. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7.
Platelet transfusions may be used to stop episodic abnormal bleeding.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. When cleaning your nose avoid blowing your nose,
or blow very gently into a soft tissue. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9.
Lithium carbonate or folate may also be used to stimulate the bone marrow
production of platelets.\n   \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3024','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Thrombotic
thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a blood disorder that causes blood
clots to form in blood vessels around the body. TTP can lead to low
platelets, low red blood cell count , abnormal kidney function, and
problems with the nervous system. TTP can affect any organ system, but
involvement of the peripheral blood, the central nervous system, and the
kidneys causes the clinical manifestations. Some cases may be caused by a
lack of the ADAMTS13 gene at birth. This gene gives the instructions for
making the enzyme involved in blood clotting. It affects 4 to 7 per
million people each year in the United States. The two major forms of
thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura are an acquired (noninherited) form
and a familial form. The acquired form usually appears in late childhood
or adulthood. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPlasma exchange (plasmapheresis) is
used to remove unwanted substances from the blood and to replace the
missing enzyme that normally breaks down proteins (protease).
Plasmapheresis may need to be continued for 1-8 weeks before patients
with idiopathic TTP cease to consume platelets and begin to normalize
their hemoglobin. Corticosteroids (steroids) are used in combination with
plasma exchange. Their immunosuppressive effects are thought to be
important. Steroids may be given either intravenously or orally. Many TTP
patients need additional immunosuppressive therapy, with glucocorticoid
steroids (e.g. prednisolone or prednisone), vincristine,
cyclophosphamide, splenectomy or a combination of the above. Rituximab, a
monoclonal antibody targeting B cells. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt has
been successfully used to treat patients with refractory disease. Lactate
dehydrogenase levels are generally used to monitor disease activity.
Aspirin (eg Micropyrin) is an anti-platelet agent and may be commenced.
Folic acid is a vitamin required for healthy formation of red cells.
Folic acid is a vitamin required for healthy formation of red cells. The
body cannot store large amounts of this vitamin and, in circumstances of
excessive red cell production like TTP, folic acid deficiency can develop
relatively quickly. Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody targeting B cells,
has been successfully used to treat patients with refractory disease.<br
/>\r\n\nVincristine (eg Oncovin) is a chemotherapy drug that may be
helpful in the treatment of TTP. Red cell transfusion is also
recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Steroids may be given either
intravenously or orally. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Folic acid is a
vitamin required for healthy formation of red cells.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Lactate dehydrogenase levels are generally used to monitor
disease activity.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Corticosteroids (steroids)
are used in combination with plasma exchange. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Vincristine (eg Oncovin) is a chemotherapy drug that may be helpful in
the treatment of TTP.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Splenectomy (surgical
removal of the spleen) has been proposed as treatment for refractory
disease.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3025','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Tick paralysis is an
unusual but spectacular disease from a medical standpoint. Tick paralysis
is a loss of muscle function that results from a tick bite. The illness
is caused by a neurotoxin produced in the tick\'s salivary gland. Tick
paralysis results from inoculation of a toxin from tick salivary glands
during a blood meal. The resulting paralysis is ascending (starting in
the lower body and moving up). Affected children develop an unsteady gait
(ataxia) followed several days later by lower extremity weakness that
gradually moves up to involve the upper limbs.The toxin causes symptoms
within 2-7 days, beginning with weakness in both legs that progresses to
paralysis. The paralysis ascends upward to trunk, arms, and head within
hours and may lead to respiratory failure and death. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe disease can present as acute ataxia without muscle weakness.
Hard- and soft-bodied female ticks are believed to make a poison that can
cause paralysis in children. Ticks attach to the skin to feed on blood.
It is during this feeding process that the toxin enters the bloodstream.
The paralysis is ascending that means it starts in the lower body and
moves up. It is similar to that seen in Guillain-Barre syndrome and
opposite that seen in botulism and paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Paralysis may cause loss of respiratory ability and ventilatory
assistance may become necessary. Preventive measures include avoiding
trails that are overgrown with bushy vegetation, wearing light-colored
clothes and wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. Removing the tick
removes the source of the neurotoxin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTick
Paralysis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Avoiding trails that are overgrown with bushy vegetation.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Permethrin is more effective in preventing tick bites. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Removing the tick removes the source of the
neurotoxin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Use insect repellents and
protective clothing when out in tick-infested areas. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Wearing light-colored clothes and wearing long pants and
closed-toe shoes.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3026','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Toxic Epidermal
Necrolysis also known as Lyell\'s syndrome and life-threatening. It is
characterized by the detachment of the top layer of skin, (epidermis)
from the lower layers of the skin (dermis) all over the body. The lesion
resembles that of a severe burn and needs to be distinguished from
staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, which has a similar appearance but
the blister arises nearer to the skin surface. A skin biopsy is often
necessary to distinguish these two diseases.Toxic epidermal necrolysis is
a rare and usually severe adverse reaction to certain drugs. The drugs
most often implicated in TEN are certain antibiotics , penicillin,
quinolones), NSAIDs ,acetaminophen, certain seizure drugs (carbamazepine,
phenytoin, valproic acid), and corticosteroids.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNon-drug causes include bacterial or viral infection, malignant
tumours, vaccinations or no apparent cause (idiopathic). TEN usually
starts with 2-3 days. Symptoms of TEN include peeling of the skin in
sheets, leaving large raw areas of open flesh. The loss and damage of
skin, similar to what occurs in burn victims, allows fluids and important
minerals to ooze from the damaged areas. These areas can easily become
infected. These symptoms may mimic those of a common upper respiratory
tract infection. When the rash appears it may be over large and varied
parts of the body, and it is usually warm and appears red. TEN may occur
in people of any age, race or sex. It appears to be more common in
females than males. Elderly people are possibly at greater risk because
they tend to be taking more medications. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAge
older than 40 years is an independent risk factor for mortality.
Treatment includes isolation of the affected areas to prevent infection,
protective bandages, intravenous fluids and electrolytes and antibiotics.
Use of corticosteroids to treat the disorder is controversial. These
drugs suppress the immune system, which increases the potential for
serious infection. Systemic steroids are unlikely to offer any benefits.
Chlorhexidine solution is used to bathe the patient\'s skin. Apply
chloramphenicol ointment to prevent infection. Avoid use of silver
sulfadiazine cream. Silvadene cream is a sulfa medication, a category of
drugs often implicated as a cause of toxic epidermal necrolysis. Apply
Kerlix dressings soaked in silver nitrate 0.5% to involved areas after
each whirlpool session.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nToxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid use of
silver sulfadiazine cream. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Apply
chloramphenicol ointment to prevent infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
System corticosteroids are useful in the treatment of TEN.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Chlorhexidine solution is used to bathe the patient\'s
skin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Use of corticosteroids to treat the
disorder is controversial. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. In many cases,
intravenous human immunoglobulin (IVIg) to treat toxic epidermal
necrolysis.\n    \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3027','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Toxic shock syndrome
(TSS) is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection. It is caused
Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. In rare cases
certain strains of these bacteria can produce toxins (poisons) that cause
TSS Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare, life-threatening illness that
is caused by toxins (poisons) that circulate in the bloodstream. There
are probably around 40 cases of TSS per year in the UK. Toxic shock
syndrome is a rare illness. . In some people whose bodies can\'t fight
these toxins, the immune system reacts. This reaction causes the symptoms
associated with TSS. Toxic shock syndrome from taphylococcus starts
suddenly with vomiting, high fever (temperature at least 102 degrees
Fahrenheit.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA rapid drop in blood pressure (with
lightheadedness or fainting), watery diarrhea, headache, sore throat, and
muscle aches. Other symptoms of toxic shork syndrome is confusion or
other mental changes; diminish urination; fatigue and weakness; thirst;
weak and rapid pulse; pale, cool, moist skin; and rapid breathing. From a
UK population of around 60 million there are about 40 cases reported each
year. The skin may be pale, cool, and moist, and there may be a blotchy
rash that sometimes peels. The area around an infected wound can become
swollen, red, and have areas of severely damaged or dying flesh. The
liver and kidneys may begin to fail, and bleeding problems may develop.
Toxic shock syndrome can also occur in children, postmenopausal women,
and men.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMenstrual TSS can be prevented by
avoiding the use of highly absorbent tampons. Risk can also be reduced by
using less absorbent tampons, changing tampons more frequently, and using
tampons only intermittently (not regularly) during menstruation. Always
use a tampon with the lowest absorbancy suitable for your period flow.
Use a sanitary towel or panty liner from time to time during your period.
Clean and bandage any skin wounds. Change bandages regularly, rather than
keeping them on for several days. If you\'re a girl whose period has
started, the best way to avoid TSS is to use sanitary napkins instead of
tampons. For girls who prefer to use tampons, select the ones with the
lowest absorbency that can handle your menstrual flow and change them
frequently.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nToxic Shock Syndrome Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Clean and bandage any skin
wounds. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Antibiotic treatment consists of
penicillin and clindamycin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Always use a tampon
with the lowest absorbancy suitable for your period flow. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Use a sanitary towel or panty liner from time to time during
your period.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Change bandages regularly, rather
than keeping them on for several days. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. All
wounds should be kept clean and monitored for signs of infection. \n \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3028','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Salicylate
sensitivity also known as salicylate intolerance. Salicylates are
chemicals create naturally in plants and are a large ingredient of
aspirin and other pain-relieving medications. A salicylate sensitive
person may have difficulty tolerating certain fruits, vegetables, or any
products that contain aspirin. Salicylate can also be found synthetically
in many medications, perfumes and preservatives. This chemical can cause
health problems in anyone when consumed in large doses. But, for those
who are salicylate intolerant even small doses of salicylate can cause
reactions.This reaction is different than a true allergy as it is a
pharmacological reaction (like the side effects of a drug) and not an
immunological reaction. People with salicylate sensitivity are unable to
handle more than a certain amount of salicylates. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSome people have a low level of grit to salicylates and may have
reactions if more than a small amount is consumed at one time. Salicylate
sensitivity is more likely to occur in people who have moderate to severe
asthma or chronic rhinosinusitis. The problem becomes more common as
people age and as their asthma gets worse. In severe cases, salicylate
sensitivity can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction
involving a severe drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and
organ system failure. Avoidance is the best technique for preventing
symptoms related to salicylate sensitivity. Completely eliminating
salicylate from one’s diet and environment for 4 to 6 weeks can decrease
or possibly eliminate all symptoms involved with salicylate intolerance.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn rare cases, sensitivity to salicylate can
cause symptoms of anaphylactic shock. Corticosteroids are often used to
treat skin reactions, and antihistamines and decongestants may be used
for nasal symptoms. Bronchodilators are often prescribed to open closed
airways. Atrovent nasal spray can help with certain allergy symptoms.
Steroid nasal sprays are one of the strongest allergy medications. It is
probably best-known as an ingredient used in aspirin. Other herbal
supplements proving helpful, include freeze-dried nettles and a tonic
made from the herb goldenseal recommends adding to still one more natural
treatment -- a saline (salt water) nasal spray. In addition to herbs,
many naturopathic doctors also believe certain nutrients can be helpful
in quieting seasonal symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSalicylates
Treatment and Preventin Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Corticosteroids
are often used to treat skin reactions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Antihistamines and decongestants may be used for nasal symptoms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Atrovent nasal spray can help with certain allergy
symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Steroid nasal sprays are one of the
strongest allergy medications.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Using nature-
based products can be a very useful way to handle mild allergies.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Avoid giving aspirin and any other medication
derived from salicylic acid to a child or teenager. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n7. Other herbal supplements such as freeze-dried nettles and a
tonic made from the herb goldenseal is helpful against salicylates.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3029','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Traumatic aortic
rupture also called traumatic aortic disruption and transection.
Traumatic aortic rupture (TAR) is a life-threatening injury. The injury
is usually caused by high speed impacts such as those that occur in
vehicle collisions and serious falls. It may be due to different rates of
deceleration of the heart and the aorta, which is in a fixed position. By
far the most common site for tearing in traumatic aortic rupture is the
aortic isthmus, near where the left subclavian artery branches off from
the aorta. It usually occurs in the region corresponding to the aortic
isthmus (located between the left subclavian and the first intercostal
arteries) as a result of shear forces generated by unrestrained frontal
collisions or by side-impact crashes. The major risk of TAR is
adventitial rupture which usually results in lethal hemorrhage. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOnce traumatic aortic disruption is confirmed, the
only treatment is surgery. Surgical therapy is often considered - though
the timing and approach are controversial. However, morbidity and
mortality rates for surgical repair of the aorta for this condition are
among the highest of any cardiovascular surgery. The use of a heparin-
bonded, artificial lung and centrifugal pump is advantageous because they
make possible a reduction in the dosage of heparin in the cardiopulmonary
bypass at the time of traumatic aortic disruption. Some can given pain
medication, keeping the patient calm, and avoiding procedures that could
cause gagging or vomiting. A heparin-bonded artificial lung and
centrifugal pump were used for three recent cases of multiple traumas.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraumatic Aortic Rupture Treatment Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Traumatic Aortic Rupture is only treat surgery.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Some medication also relive pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Avoiding procedures that could cause gagging or vomiting.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3030','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    A tumor is an
abnormal growth of body tissue. Tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or
non-cancerous (benign). Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and
can be benign or malignant (cancerous). Certain viruses can play a role
in the development of tumors, such as cervical cancer and hepatocellular
carcinoma. Some tumors are more common in one sex than the other, some
are more common among children or the elderly, and some vary with diet,
environment, and your family history.<br />\r\n\nTumor grade is a system
used to classify cancer cells in terms of how abnormal they look under a
microscope and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow and spread. Many
factors are considered when determining tumor grade, including the
structure and growth pattern of the cells.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
specific factors used to determine tumor grade vary with each type of
cancer. Tumors and/or swellings can be caused by neoplasia, a abnormal
proliferation of tissues , inflammation, by far the most common cause,
Malformation, a congenital anomaly in the architecture of a tissue, Cyst,
the accumulation of fluid in a closed structure and hemorrhage in a
closed structure. Tumor grade should not be confused with the stage of a
cancer. Cancer stage refers to the extent or severity of the cancer,
based on factors such as the location of the primary tumor, tumor size,
number of tumors, and lymph node involvement (spread of cancer into lymph
nodes). <br />\r\n\nTreatment also varies based on the type of tumor,
whether it is benign or malignant, and its location. Benign tumors are
not cancerous. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA benign tumor is found by slower
growing cells that clump together to form a lump that usually has a level
surface. Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and they
are almost never life threatening. Benign tumors of the brain may be
removed because of their location or harmful effect on the surrounding
normal brain tissue. Malignant tumors are created by the growth of cells
that clump together to form a lump that does not have distinct borders
especially at a later stage of it\'s development when it will have roots
that tend to stick out from the central lump. Tumors can develop in any
part of the body. A tumor is malignant, treatments include surgery,
radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these methods. Risk of
malignant tumors (cancer) can be reduced by Avoid smoking .<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTumor Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Eating a healthy diet. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid
smoking or chewing tobacco.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoiding heavy
alcohol consumption.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Reducing sun exposure if
you burn easil.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Exercising regularly,
maintaining a healthy weight.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Minimizing
exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7.
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are most often used for treating
Tumors.\n \n     \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3031','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Hepatitis means
inflammation of the liver. It is common worldwide. Many illnesses and
conditions can cause inflammation of the liver, for example, drugs,
alcohol, chemicals, and autoimmune diseases. The most common etiology of
acute hepatitis is viral infection. In North America, hepatitis A,
hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the commonest causes of viral hepatitis.
Viral hepatitis occurs less commonly with infections such as Epstein-Barr
virus, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, herpes simplex and Coxsackie virus.
There are several hepatitis viruses; they have been named types A, B, C,
D, E, F (not confirmed), and G. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by
the hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A can affect anyone. In the United
States, hepatitis A can occur in situations ranging from isolated cases.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a
virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B
virus (HBV). Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C
virus (HCV), which is creat in the blood of persons who have the disease.
HCV is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis
D is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV), a defective
virus that needs the hepatitis B virus to exist. Hepatitis D virus (HDV)
is found in the blood of persons infected with the virus. Hepatitis E is
a liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmitted in much
the same way as hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis E, however, does not occur
often in the United States. The first symptoms noticed by most patients
are often tiredness, weakness, muscle pains and headaches.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet can be liberal, encouraging a high calorie intake but
excluding alcohol. Fatty foods are poorly indulge and are best avoided.
Hospitalization is not necessary. Vaccines, given by injection into
muscle, are available to prevent hepatitis A, B, and E infections. The
hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all children and for adults likely
to be exposed to the virus. Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for
everyone. Hepatitis E vaccine, a new vaccine, will most likely be used in
endemic areas. Other preventive measures against infection with the
hepatitis viruses can be taken include washing hands thoroughly before
handling food ,not sharing needles to inject drugs ,not sharing
toothbrushes, razors, or other items that could get blood on them
,practicing safe sex—using barrier protection such as a condom.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nViral Hepatitis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Alpha-interferon may be useful in acute hepatitis
C.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Pooled gamma globulin may reduce post-
transfusion hepatitis C.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Vaccination for
hepatitis B is also protective against hepatitis D.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Fatty foods are poorly tolerated and are best avoided.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Alternative is suppression of the virus with oral
medications, such as lamivudine and adefovir. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Taking precautions to prevent exposure to another individual\'s blood
(exposure to dirty needles).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Liver transplant
may be an option for people whose hepatitis progresses to liver
failure.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3032','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Compression fracture
of the vertebral body is common, especially in older adults. A vertebral
compression fracture occurs when the bones of the spine become broken due
to trauma. Vertebral compression fractures affect approximately 25
percent of all postmenopausal women in the United States. Vertebral
compression fractures usually are caused by osteoporosis, and range from
mild to severe. Osteoporosis most commonly occurs in women who have gone
through menopause, but it can also occur in elderly men and in people who
have had long-term use of a steroid medication such as prednisone. The
prevalence of this condition steadily increases with advancing age,
reaching 40 percent in women 80 years of age. Vertebral compression
fractures are recognized as the hallmark of osteoporosis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRisk factors are categorized as those not modifiable and those
that are potentially modifiable. Nonmodifiable risk factors include
advanced age, female gender, Caucasian race, presence of dementia,
Sensibilities to falling, history of fractures in adulthood, and history
of fractures in a first-degree relative. Vertebral Compression Fracture
Symptoms include pain-some people may also have hip, abdominal, or thigh
pain. Numbness, tingling, and weakness. Losing control of urine or stool
or inability to urinate: If these symptoms are present, the fracture may
be pushing on the spinal cord itself. Traditional treatment is
nonoperative and conservative. Treatment for the vertebral fracture will
typically include non-surgical care, such as rest, pain medication and
slow return to mobility. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCalcitonin-salmon
(Miacalcin) nasal spray can be used for treatment of pain. Muscle
relaxants, outside back-braces, and physical therapy modalities also may
help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to
significantly increase gastrointestinal bleeding in the elderly and must
be used with caution. Hormone replacement therapy for women also helpful.
A well-balanced diet, regular exercise program, calcium and vitamin D
supplements, smoking cessation, and medications to treat osteoporosis
(such as bisphosphonates) may help prevent additional compression
fractures. Apply ice to the injured area for the first week, then heat or
ice, whichever feels better. Ice should be applied in the following
fashion. Heat applied in the first week after an injury draws more fluid
to the area. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVertebral Compression Fracture
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Apply ice to the
injured area for the first week. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Heat applied
in the first week after an injury draws more fluid to the area. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. A well-balanced diet, regular exercise program,
calcium and vitamin D supplements. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Smoking
cessation, and medications may help prevent additional compression
fractures.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Muscle relaxants, external back-
braces, and physical therapy modalities also may help. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have been shown to
significantly increase gastrointestinal bleeding.\n \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3033','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Vitreous hemorrhage
is the extravasation of blood into one of the several potential spaces
formed within and around the vitreous body. There are a number of causes
of vitreous hemorrhage. Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (growth of
abnormal vessels) is the most common cause of spontaneous vitreous
hemorrhage. The most common is bleeding from abnormal blood vessels
growing on the retina (neovascularization). When portions of the retina
receive inadequate blood supply, usually as the result of diabetes or
blockage in a blood vessel, these areas produce a chemical which
stimulates blood vessel growth. Unfortunately, the blood vessels that
grow in response to this chemical are abnormal – they grow from the
retina into the vitreous gel and may bleed causing a vitreous hemorrhage.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOther common causes of vitreous hemorrhage are
retinal tears, and trauma. Severe vitreous hemorrhage is characterized by
complete obscuration of retinal blood vessels and/or the optic nerve.
Sometimes treatment is not needed for vitreous hemorrhages. Other times,
more intensive treatment may be necessary, such as cryotherapy, laser
photocoagulation, or surgery to remove the blood. Vitrectomy is a
surgical procedure that removes the vitreous gel and the blood from
inside the eye. Avoid drugs such as aspirin and other anticlotting agents
when necessary. Long-standing vitreous hemorrhage with duration greater
than 2-3 months. Bed rest with the head of the bed elevated 30-45° with
occasional bilateral patching to allow the blood to settle inferiorly.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVitreous Hemorrhage Treatment and Prevention Tips
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. A vitrectomy is also used to remove scar
tissue. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Laser photocoagulation also treat
Vitreous Hemorrhage.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Diabetic macular edema, a
swelling that involves or threatens the center of the retina. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Cryotherapy is also helpful against Vitreous
Hemorrhage. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid drugs such as aspirin and
other anticlotting agents when necessary. \n \n     \n
      \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3034','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   A volvulus is a loop
of the bowel whose nose has twisted on itself. Volvulus can lead to
gangrene and death of that segment of the gastrointestinal tract,
intestinal obstruction, perforation of the intestine, and peritonitis.
This can occur at various locations of the GI tract, including stomach,
small intestine, caecum, transverse colon, and sigmoid colon. The
stomach, small intestine, cecum, and sigmoid colon are all subject to
volvulus. Malrotation of the bowel during fetal development can
predispose to a volvulus. Volvulus often has a sudden onset. The symptoms
and signs may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and blood in the
stool. Other symptoms may include failure to thrive, anorexia,
constipation, bloody stools, and intermittent apnoea.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVolvulus occurs most frequently in middle-aged and elderly men.
Volvulus can also arise as a rare complication in persons with redundant
colon. A normal anatomic variation resulting in extra colonic
loops.Sigmoid volvulus is the most-common form of volvulus of the
gastrointestinal tract and is responsible for 8% of all intestinal
obstructions. Sigmoid volvulus is particularly common in elderly persons
and constipated patient. The treatment is surgery to free the obstruction
and ensure normal blood flow to the bowel. A laparoscopic variation of
the Ladd procedure has been used in some centers, with the general
advantage of decreased adhesions and scarring, but good visualisation of
the entire bowel is necessary. Used to form a colostomy or ileostomy. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVolvulus Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. A
laparoscopic variation of the Ladd procedure has been used in some
centers<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Laaprotomy is also use to treat of
volvulus. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Untwisting is also helpful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Used to form a colostomy or ileostomy. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Transdudinal band of ladd is divided.\n \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.         <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3035','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Staphylococcal
scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) also is known as Ritter von Ritterschein
disease in newborns. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is a response
to a staphylococcal infection and is characterized by peeling skin. SSSS
is caused by the release of two exotoxins (epidermolytic toxins A and B)
from toxigenic strains of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. SSSS occurs
mostly in children younger than 5 years, particularly neonates (newborn
babies). Lifelong protective antibodies against staphylococcal exotoxins
are usually acquired during childhood which makes SSSS much less common
in older children and adults. Lack of specific immunity to the toxins and
an immature renal clearance system (toxins are primarily cleared from the
body through the kidneys) make neonates the most at risk. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAdults with SSSS are most often immunocompromised or have renal
failure.The symptoms of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome may resemble
other skin conditions.. The child may have no energy, and may have a
fever. Within 24-48 hours fluid-filled blisters form. These rupture
easily, leaving an area that looks like a burn. The skin becomes
sensitive and uncomfortable even before the rash is fully visible. The
rash starts out as bright red patches around the original area of
crusting. Blisters may appear, and the skin may look wrinkled. Rash
spreads to other parts of the body including the arms, legs and trunk. In
newborns, lesions are often found in the diaper area or around the
umbilical cord. Staphylococcus aureus is also commonly found in
infections of the throat, ears and eyes. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment usually requires ,as intravenous antibiotics are
generally necessary to eradicate the staphylococcal infection. A
penicillinase-resistant, anti-staphylococcal antibiotic such as
flucloxacillin is used. Avoid the development of dehydration. As always,
good hygiene can prevent the passage of the causative bacteria between
people. In the event of an outbreak in a newborn nursery, members of the
staff should have nasal smears taken to identify an adult who may be
unknowingly carrying the bacteria and passing it on to the babies.
Topical wound care should begin with saline, followed by topical
antibiotic ointment. Laser treatment has also been used. In severe cases,
cutting out the involved area followed by skin grafting may be
necessary.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStaphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. An anti-
inflammatory drug, may be given by mouth.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. A
penicillinase-resistant, anti-staphylococcal antibiotic such as
flucloxacillin is used. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Laser treatment has
also been used. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. In severe cases, cutting out
the involved area followed by skin grafting may be necessary.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Good hygiene can prevent the passage of the
causative bacteria between people<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Your opinion
or preference.\n \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3036','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    A birth defect is a
problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother\'s body.
Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, work or body
metabolism that are present at birth. These abnormalities lead to mental
or physical disabilities or are fatal. Birth defects affect about one in
every 33 babies born in the United States each year. About 150,000 babies
are born with birth defects each year in the United States.They are the
leading cause of infant deaths, accounting for more than 20% of all
infant deaths. Babies born with birth defects have a greater chance of
illness and long term disability than babies without birth defects. Birth
defects can be caused by genetic, environmental, or unknown factors.
Other causes of birth defects include alcohol abuse by the mother and Rh
disease<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhich can occur when the mother\'s and
baby\'s Rh factors are different. Although a few medications can cause
problems, of the 200 most commonly prescribed drugs, none is associated
with a significant risk of birth defects. Environmental causes of birth
defects have more to do with the mother\'s health and exposure to
chemicals or diseases. When a mother has certain infections, such as
rubella, during pregnancy, it can cause birth defects. Multifactorial
birth defects are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental
factors and include neural tube defects and cleft lip and palate.
Genetics play a role in some birth defects. Every cell in the body has
chromosomes containing genes that determine a person\'s unique
characteristics. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment of congenital
anomalies is specific for each individual. Individuals with severe or
numerous abnormalities usually require multidisciplinary treatment.
Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments.
Prenatal surgery has saved babies with urinary tract blockages and rare
tumors of the lung. Other prevention is not smoking, and avoiding
secondhand smoke , Avoiding alcohol ,Eating a healthy diet and taking
prenatal vitamins (make sure you\'re getting enough folic acid) ,
Avoiding all illicit drugs , getting exercise and plenty of rest and
getting early and regular prenatal care. Couples who have had a baby with
a birth defect, or who have a family history of birth defects, should
consider consulting a genetic counselor. Rroutine obstetrical care also
helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNot smoking, and avoiding secondhand
smoke. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoiding alcohol.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Avoiding all illicit drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Eating a
healthy diet and taking prenatal vitamins.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Getting exercise and plenty of rest.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Getting
early and regular prenatal care.\n \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3037','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Botulism is a rare
but serious illness. It is caused by a neurotoxin, generically called
botulinum toxin, that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botulinic toxin is one of the most powerful known toxins: about one
microgram is lethal to humans. It acts by blocking nerve function and
leads to respiratory and musculoskeletal paralysis. In the United States
an average of 110 cases of botulism are reported each year. Of these,
approximately 25% are foodborne, 72% are infant botulism, and 3% are
wound botulism. There are three kinds of botulism. Foodborne botulism
comes from eating foods contaminated with the toxin. Wounds infected with
toxin-producing bacteria result in wound botulism. Infant botulism is
caused by consuming the spores of the bacteria.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAll three forms can be deadly and are medical emergencies. Wound
botulism is a rare disease and occurs when the spores get into an open
wound and are able to reproduce in an anaerobic environment. The symptoms
produced are similar to the foodborne form, but may take up to two weeks
to appear. Common symptoms of either form usually include dry mouth,
difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, drooping eyelids, muscle weakness,
double and/or blurred vision, vomiting, bladder and sometimes diarrhea.
These symptoms may progress to cause paralytic ileus with severe
constipation, and eventually body paralysis. They usually appear within
12 to 36 hours (within a minimum and maximum range of four hours to eight
days) after exposure. The disease can be fatal in 5 to 10% of cases.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment may include antitoxins, intensive medical
care or surgery of infected wounds. There are two primary Botulinum
Antitoxins available for treatment of wound and foodborne botulism. First
is Trivalent Botulinum Antitoxin is derived from equine sources utilizing
whole antibodies. The second antitoxin is heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin
which is derived from \"despeciated\" equine IgG antibodies which have
had the Fc portion cleaved off leaving the F(ab\')2 portions. Botulism
may be prevented by inactivation of the bacterial spores in heat-
sterilized, canned products or by inhibiting growth in all other
productsFood and water samples associated with suspect cases must be
obtained immediately, stored in proper sealed containers, and sent to
reference laboratories in order to help prevent further cases.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBotulism Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Wash your hands.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Be very
careful when canning foods at home.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Do not let
babies eat honey.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Get prompt medical care for
infected wounds.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Acidic conditions will prevent
the growth or formation of toxin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Antitoxins,
intensive medical care or surgery of infected wounds.\n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3038','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    A subdural hematoma
(SDH) is a common neurosurgical disorder. A subdural hematoma is a
collection of blood on the surface of the brain. SDH is a type of
intracranial hemorrhage that occurs beneath the dura and may be
associated with other brain injuries. SDHs are usually caused by trauma
but can be spontaneous or caused by a procedure, such as a lumbar
puncture. Subdural hematomas due to head injury are described as
traumatic. Much more common than epidural hemorrhages, subdural
hemorrhages generally result from shearing injuries due to various
rotational or linear forces. A subdural hematoma is more common in the
elderly because normal brain shrinkage occurs with aging that stretches
and weakens the bridging veins. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA subdural
hematoma also may be an indication of child abuse, as evidenced by shaken
baby syndrome. Epidural hematoma (EDH) is a traumatic accumulation of
blood between the inner table of the skull and the stripped-off dural
membrane. Epidural hematoma commonly results from a blow to the side of
the head and is frequently caused by a fracture that passes through an
arterial channel in the bone, most commonly a break in temporal bone
interrupting middle meningeal artery, a branch of the external carotid.
Epidural hematomas may occur in combination with subdural hematomas, or
either may occur alone. The signs and symptoms of an epidural hematoma
include severe headache, dizziness, vomiting, increased size of one pupil
or sudden weakness in an arm or leg. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMedicines
used to treat a subdural hematoma depend on the type of subdural
hematoma. Liquid blood can be drained from burr holes drilled into the
skull. Emergency surgery may be needed to reduce pressure within the
brain. Large hematomas or solid blood clots may need to be removed
through a procedure called a craniotomy, which creates a larger opening
in the skull. Corticosteroids and diuretics can control brain swelling.
Rest in bed, stay warm, and limit your normal activities as much as
possible for a few days. Always use safety equipment at work and play to
reduce your risk of a head injury. Avoid head injuries by using seat
belts, bicycle and motorcycle helmets, and hard hats when appropriate.
You may also need to limit your diet to liquids. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSubdural and Epidural Hematoma Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Corticosteroids and diuretics can control brain
swelling.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Surgery is generally recommended to
remove the clot. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Liquid blood can be drained
from burr holes drilled into the skull. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Always
use safety equipment at work <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. You may also need
to limit your diet to liquids. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Avoid head
injuries by using seat belts, bicycle and motorcycle helmets.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Bag-valve-mask ventilation with good technique may
be of more benefit to brain injured patients.\n     \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3039','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Theophylline is one
of the most commonly used medications for the treatment of the symptoms
of chronic asthma. It relaxes and opens air passages in the lungs, making
it easier to breathe. Its most important actions are to prevent the signs
and symptoms of asthma, especially during the night, and to reduce the
need for cortisone type medication. It also reduces or prevents symptoms
from triggers of asthma such as exercise and allergens. It is a modest
bronchodilator relaxing muscles around the airway, allowing air to travel
more freely in and out of the lungs. Theophylline is 60% protein bound
and has a distribution volume of 0.5 L/kg. Therapeutic serum levels range
from 10-20 mcg/mL. Toxic levels are considered to be higher than 20
mcg/mL.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTheophylline affects the cardiovascular
(CV), neurological, GI, and metabolic systems. The main mechanism of
action of theophylline is that of adenosine receptor antagonism.
Theophylline is a non specific adenosine antagonist, antagonizing A1, A2
and A3 receptors almost equally. Theophylline is available in long-acting
and short-acting forms. Long-acting theophylline, used daily to prevent
chronic asthma, is taken as an easy-to-remember, once-or-twice a day
dose. The use of theophylline is complicated by the fact that it
interacts with various drugs, chiefly cimetidine and phenytoin, and that
it has a narrow therapeutic index, so its use must be monitored to avoid
toxicity. It can also cause nausea, diarrhea, increase in heart rate,
arrhythmias and CNS excitation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSide Effects of
Theophylline Drugs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Nausea.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Vomiting.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Diarrhea, <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Headaches.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Irritability.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Flushing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7.
Palpitations.\n \n     \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3040','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Sepsis is a life-
threatening illness. Sepsis is a condition in which your body is fighting
a severe infection. Bacterial infections are the most common cause of
sepsis. Sepsis can also be caused by fungal, parasitic, or viral
infections. The source of the infection can be any of a number of places
throughout the body. Meningitis may also be accompanied by sepsis. In
children, sepsis may accompany infection of the bone (osteomyelitis). The
infection is often confirmed by a positive blood culture, though blood
cultures may be negative in individuals who have been receiving
antibiotics. In sepsis, blood pressure drops, resulting in shock. Major
organs and systems, including the kidneys, liver, lungs, and central
nervous system, stop functioning normally. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is
a major cause of death in intensive care units worldwide,. About 750,000
people in the United States get severe sepsis each year, and more than
200,000 people die of it. Symptoms of sepsis are often related to the
underlying infectious process. When the infection crosses into sepsis,
the resulting symptoms are that of systemic inflammatory response
syndrome (SIRS): general inflammation, fever, elevated white blood cell
count (leukocytosis), and raised heart rate (tachycardia) and breathing
rate (tachypnea). Secondary to the above, symptoms also include flu like
chill. Neonatal sepsis affects a small percentage of newborns,
particularly low-birth-weight and premature infants. Black people are
more likely than are white people to get sepsis, and black men face the
highest risk.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSepsis is usually treated in a
hospital intensive care unit (ICU). Aggressive treatment boosts your
chances of surviving sepsis. People with severe sepsis require close
monitoring and treatment in a hospital intensive care unit. IV
antibiotics and fluids may be given to try to knock out the infection and
to keep blood pressure from dropping too low. Supportive therapy with
oxygen, intravenous fluids, and medications that increase blood pressure
may be required for a good outcome. Immunizations routinely given to
infants today include vaccinations against certain strains of
pneumococcus and Haemophilus influenzae type b that can cause sepsis or
occult bacteremia, an infection of the blood. Steroids have also been
recently shown to be valuable in patients with septic shock. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSepsis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Treatment with antibiotics begins immediately.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Surgical drainage of infected fluid collections also
useful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Fluid replacement and appropriate
support for organ dysfunction.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Other
medications include low doses of corticosteroids treat sepsis.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Insulin to help maintain stable blood sugar
levels, and painkillers or sedatives.\n \n    \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3041','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Bronchiectasis is an
uncommon disease. Bronchiectasis is a disorder of the airways within the
lungs. Bronchiectasis affects adults, children and infants.
Bronchiectasis is often caused by recurrent inflammation or infection of
the airways. It may be present at birth, but most often begins in
childhood as a complication from infection or inhaling a foreign object.
Cystic fibrosis causes about 50% of all bronchiectasis in the United
States today. Bronchiectasis can be caused by many things such as
Infections that damage the airways, Something blocking off part the
airways, for example, a piece of food stuck in the airway ,Cystic
fibrosis and Diseases that affects the tiny hairs (cilia) inside the
airways. Symptoms often develop gradually, and may occur months or years
after the event that causes the bronchiectasis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAbout 1 in 3 people with bronchiectasis also have chronic
(persistent) sinusitis. The most common symptom of bronchiectasis is a
cough that’s chronic (it doesn’t go away) and productive. Fatigue, weight
loss, shortness of breath and abnormal chest sounds can also occur. Some
people with bronchiectasis also have chronic sinusitis. Bronchiectasis
causes people to cough up large amounts of mucus. The mucus is sometimes
yellow or green and it sometimes smells bad. Treatment is aimed at
controlling infections and bronchial secretions, relieving airway
obstruction, and preventing complications. Antibiotics, bronchodilators,
and expectorants are often prescribed for infections. Surgery may be an
option if you have a small local area of lung damage causing symptoms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBronchiectasis Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Not smoking and avoiding second-hand smoke.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Eating a balanced diet <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3.
Physiotherapy is thought to be an important part of treatment. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Mucus thinners thin your mucus to make it easier
to cough it up. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Corticosteroids work slowly to
reduce the swelling in your airways. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Daily
exercise such as running, walking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, etc,
helps to clear the mucus\n   \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3042','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Bronchitis usually
refers to an acute inflammation of the air passages in your lungs. The
airways that connect the windpipe (trachea) to the lungs. It causes
coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Cough is often yellow
or green mucus. There are two main types of bronchitis: acute and
chronic. Acute bronchitis is often caused by the same viruses that cause
colds. It usually begins as a sore throat, runny nose or sinus infection,
then spreads to your airways. It can cause a dry cough that remain. Acute
Bronchitis can result from breathing vapors irritant, such as tobacco
smoke or polluted air. Bronchitis may be indicated by a expectorating
cough, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and wheezing. Occasionally, chest
pain, fever, fatigue or malaise and may also occur.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcute bronchitis often begins with a dry cough annoying which is
triggered by the inflammation of the bronchial wall. Bronchitis caused by
Adenoviridae can cause systemic symptoms and gastroentestinal. Chronic
bronchitis is a condition in the long run. Chronic bronchitis is also
known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD for short.
Cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke are also risk factors for
bronchitis. People who have chronic bronchitis are more susceptible to
bacterial infections of the lungs and respiratory tract, such as
pneumonia. Pneumonia is more common in smokers and people exposed to the
occasion smoke.One of the best ways to guard against acute bronchitis is
to wash their hands frequently to get rid of viruses. Minimize exposure
to air pollutants.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBronchitis Treatment and
prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Take a nonprescription cough
medicine. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Limit your exposure to pollutants
and other lung irritants. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Wash your hands
frequently to avoid spreading viruses and other infections. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Get an annual flu vaccine and a pneumococcal
vaccine as directed by your doctor. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Take
aspirin or acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you have a fever. Do not give
aspirin to children . <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Drinking fluids is very
important. A cool mist vaporizer or humidifier can help decrease
bronchial irritation. \n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-
disease.org/\">Diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3043','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    The chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a devastating disease. Chronic
bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the airways in the lungs.
Chronic bronchitis is a long-term inflammation of the airways, which
leads to increased production of mucus, as well as other changes. The
symptoms of chronic bronchitis include a mucus-producing cough (sometimes
called sputum), breathing difficulties and a feeling of tightness in the
chest. Occasionally, chest pain, fever, fatigue or malaise and may also
occur. Mucus is usually green or yellowish green. Smoking is the leading
cause of chronic bronchitis. The more a person smokes, the more it
becomes likely that the person will receive bronchitis and will be severe
bronchitis. From tobacco smoke can also cause chronic bronchitis.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAir pollution, infections, allergies and chronic
bronchitis do worse. Chronic bronchitis is often associated with other
lung diseases. Chronic bronchitis is one form of chronic obstructive
pulmonary (lung) disease. Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma as a
group, are the leading causes of death in the United States.
Approximately 14.2 million people have COPD about 12.5 million cases of
chronic bronchitis and 1.7 million have come from emphysema. Specific
treatment of chronic bronchitis will be determined by your doctor based.
Corticosteroids may occasionally be used during asthma attacks or
wheezing in people with severe bronchitis that is not responding to other
treatments. Antibiotics may be prescribed for the treatment of infections
as needed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChronic Bronchitis Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Sleep in a warm bedroom – this
may reduce night-time coughing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Try
inhalations of steam – this may make it easier to cough up the sputum.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Cough suppressant medicines are not generally
recommended<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Long-term oral steroid treatment
also carries the risk of side-effects. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Inhaler
(puffer) may help alleviate some of the symptoms of wheezing \n      \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3044','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Diphtheria spreads
quickly. Diphtheria is an acute bacterial (Corynebacterium diphtheriae).
Disease, which usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose or skin. It is
extremely rare in the United States. Diphtheria is caused by an aerobic,
nonencapsulated, nonmotile, Gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium
diphtheriae. T can also cause nerve damage, which leads to paralysis. Up
to 40% to 50% of those who \\ \'t get treated may die. Years ago,
diphtheria was one of the leading causes of death among children. Today,
diphtheria is very rare in the United States and other developed
countries thanks to widespread vaccination against the disease. In its
early stages, diphtheria can be mistaken for a bad sore throat. A bit of
fever and swollen glands in the neck are the other early symptoms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms usually appear two to four days after
infection, with a range of one to 10 days. Diphtheria can also cause
paralysis in the eye, neck, throat or respiratory muscles. Risk factors
include overcrowded environments, poor hygiene and lack of vaccination.
The disease can be manageable. Some antibiotics, such as penicillin and
erythromycin, can be prescribed for the treatment of diphtheria. A
diphtheria antitoxin is also used for treatment. Helping Antibiotics kill
bacteria in the body, clearing up infections. Antibiotics reduce to a few
days the period during which a person with diphtheria is contagious.
Anti-diphtheria toxin is given as a shot into a muscle through one or IV
(intravenous). Routine vaccinations of children and adults boosters
prevent disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPrevention of diphtheria based
almost entirely on the vaccination of children with diphtheria / tetanus
/ pertussis (DTP or DTaP) vaccine and non-vaccinated adults with
diphtheria / tetanus (DT). This vaccine should be given at two, four, six
and 15-18 months of age, and between four and six years. A combination of
tetanus toxoid vaccine and diphtheria (Td) should be given every 10 years
to maintain immunity. Adults should receive another dose, or booster
every 10 years. A booster shot for diphtheria vaccine is administered in
combination with a booster shot of tetanus. The tetanus and diphtheria
(Td) vaccine is administered by injection, usually in the arm or thigh.
Anyone older than 7 years who had never been immunized against diphtheria
receive three doses of Td vaccine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHome Remeides
Treatment and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Golden Seal is a
herb used in treatment of diphtheria.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Black
walnut is also useful in treatment of diphtheria.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Table Salt - Plain table salt may be good remedy for
toothache, sore throat and diphtheria. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Vinegar
or blue vitriol may also be served to defeat the ravages of rashes,
poison oak, etc.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Given a medicine (diphtheria
antitoxin) to fight the diphtheria poison. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. DPT
(Diphtheria- Tetanus - Pertussis ) vaccine is very essential for
diphtheria\n     \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.health-disease.org/\">Diseases</a>.
She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.         <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3045','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   <b>What is
Arthritis?</b><br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArthritis literally
means \"joint inflammation\" and can affect joints in any part of the
body. A joint is where two or more bones come together such as the knee,
shoulder or wrist. Healthy joints are covered with a sponge-like material
known as cartilage. The joint itself is enclosed in synovium, a sturdy
sheath that produces synovial fluid that assists the cartilage in
limiting friction between the bones. A joint that is affected by
arthritis (http://www.synotrex.com/arthritis-information.html) will
become inflamed which causes symptoms that range from mild pain,
swelling, redness, heat, stiffness, and severe joint pain
(http://www.synotrex.com/) that may make it difficult to move.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArthritis is a general term for a group
of more than 100 diseases associated with joint inflammation. The three
most common kinds of arthritis include <b>osteoarthritis</b>,
<b>rheumatoid arthritis</b>, and <b>gout</b>. Arthritis is one of the
most common diseases in the United States and affects at least 80 million
Americans, half of whom are age 65 and older. Arthritis is often a
chronic disease, meaning it can affect the person afflicted over a long
period of time. Arthritis cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be
treated through a variety of joint pain products
(http://www.synotrex.com/joint-pain-products.html) and methods.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<b>Types of Arthritis</b><br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlthough there are more than 100 different diseases
associated with the term arthritis, the three most common are
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.
It mostly affects the cartilage, the tissue that covers the ends of the
bones within a joint to create a cushion between the bones. Over time, or
because of disease, the cartilage may begin to wear out or decay; in some
extreme cases, all the cartilage can be worn out leaving nothing to keep
the bones within the joint from rubbing against each other. This friction
often leads to pain and swelling, and in some cases disability. Although
osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, it most often affects the large
weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, and feet, as well as the
hands, low back (spinal facet joints) and neck.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRheumatoid Arthritis
(http://www.synotrex.com/rheumatoid-arthritis.html) is a chronic
inflammatory disease that not only affects joints in any part of the
body, but may also attack tissue in the skin, lungs, eyes, and blood
vessels. Classified as an autoimmune disease, the immune system of a
person with rheumatoid arthritis mistakenly turns against the person\'s
body and starts attacking the joints, which leads to swelling in the
joint lining. In addition to the usual symptoms associated with arthritis
such as pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints, a
person with rheumatoid arthritis may feel tired and be feverish.
Rheumatoid arthritis generally affects the person in a symmetrical
pattern, meaning if the left knee is involved, the right one will be
affected too.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGout is one of the most
painful rheumatic conditions and often begins with a sudden onset of
intense pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, which may also be
warm to the touch and red. Gout is brought on when the body cannot
eliminate a naturally occurring substance called uric acid. Before an
attack, uric acid in the form of needle-like crystals, build up in the
connective tissue in the joint. This deposit leads to inflammation of the
joint. Gout is often triggered by stressful events, alcohol or drugs, or
the presence of another illness, and frequently affects joints in the
lower part of the body including knees, heels, ankles, or toes.\n    \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />This article is originally published here: <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.synotrex.com/arthritis-
pain.html\">Arthritis Pain</a><br />\r\n<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.synotrex.com/\">Synotrex</a> -
Advanced Joint Pain Relief Formula, source for joint pain information,
research, and remedies.<br />\r\n<br />\r\n<br
/>\r\n<b><i>Sudhani</i></b> specializes in promoting websites for highly
competetive terms like \'<b>HGH</b>\' and you can reach him at Ani <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.aniseo.com/\" target=\"_blank\">SEO
Firm</a>.        <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Becoming a travel
nurse is the best chance to explore your potential on personal and
professional fronts. If you enjoy traveling and possess an adventure to
explore new world with different geographic locations, travel nursing is
the right choice you for.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGetting traveling nurse
jobs is not that difficult these days. You can contact to various travel
nursing agencies to get relevant opportunities in various states of the
United States. Being a travel nurse, you can assist troubled people in
different locations along with fulfilling your desire of exploring the
natural importance of different areas.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe job
allows a nurse to see the world by her own. Besides, enjoying the
specialties of different locations, a nurse is also entitled to get other
benefits including handsome salary package, bonuses, medical facilities,
accommodation and insurance. However, if you are looking for some great
opportunities in travel medicine, you need to find a useful travel
nursing agency. Let us show you how you find a dream agency which can
help you a lot:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAs the demand of travel nurses has
increased, numerous agencies have come forward to help aspiring nurses to
find their dream destinations. But the question arises here is how?<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo find a good travel nursing agency, you need to go
through a quality research. You can walk to their offices in order to get
insights about their offerings and claims. If you do not have enough time
to visit personally, you can opt for online agencies working for hiring
travel nurses.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOnline travel nursing agencies are
equally good and genuine. You can easily get connected through their
websites and get a glimpse of their claims. You can further check their
worth by reading testimonials and contacts. One you get satisfied, you
can register your name and submit a brief bio-data in their database.
After matching your needs with available vacancies, you will be called by
various health facilities and hospital recruiters. Finally, you can
negotiate your conditions to enter into an agreement. <br />\r\n\n\n \n
      \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Myself webmaster of<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"
http://www.healthcareseeker.com\"> http://www.healthcareseeker.com</a>
dealing as Travel Nurse Agency for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.healthcareseeker.com\" title=\"Travel Nursing
Jobs\">travel nursing jobs</a>, travel nursing, travel nursing employment
by the certified travel nursing company       <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    The Cordyceps capsule
is basically a capsule that has the processed form of the Cordyceps
Sinensis fungus which is believed to have various medicinal properties,
as claimed by Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. Some claim that
this Cordyceps capsule is better than the original form of the fungus
because clinical trials have been conducted on the Cordyceps capsule form
of the substance with good and safe results. The Cordyceps capsule
manufactured under the BioEssence system uses the Paecilomyes hepialid
strain because this is the fungus variety that has been sanctioned by the
Chinese Department of Health based on the deep layer fermentation method.
(However, the BioEssence manufacturer stresses that their Cordyceps
capsule has not been sanctioned by the US Food and Drug Administration
nor does the manufacturer claim that the Cordyceps capsule can clear up
any specific disease or illness.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA 12-bottle
package from BioEssence contains 100 pieces of the Cordyceps capsule form
per bottle. BioEssence prices this Cordyceps capsule 12-bottle package at
$360.00 per package.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother manufacturer offering
the Cordyceps capsule categorizes the product as an after-meal food
supplement.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYou have to be sure about where the
source of your Cordyceps capsule is so you know how safe the product is
to take. It is always best to source your Cordyceps capsule from trusted
manufacturers than from black-market suppliers because at least the
reputable manufacturers have a name to protect so they are more likely to
provide equally-reputable products to you. With black-market suppliers,
you never know if you are getting an authentic Cordyceps capsule or if
you are being cheated. So play it safe and get your Cordyceps capsule
from government-regulated manufacturers only.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt
is generally an accepted rule in medicine that you should be careful
about mixing and matching different medicinal products at the same time
in the same day. This applies to the Cordyceps capsule as well because
not much in-depth medical research has been conducted yet about what this
product is made of or why it works the way it does. So if you are on some
other medications (especially very potent ones), think twice before
trying out the Cordyceps capsule in combination with your other
medicines.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYou should also be cautious about the
dosage levels of the Cordyceps capsule you choose to consume. Some people
assume that where one is good, five or even ten capsules would be even
better – better at producing the desired effects, or better because the
effects are felt faster maybe. Everything in excess can become harmful to
your body and the Cordyceps capsule is no exception to this rule. If you
feel you need to take mega-doses for some reason, it is best to be under
the care of a reputable and licensed physician so that if any untoward
side effects do crop up, the doctor can act immediately. And of course,
if you feel very bad after consuming the Cordyceps capsule, you should
always instantly halt consumption and ask your doctor about what is
happening to you. Always act on the side of prudence rather than jump
heedlessly into a situation.\n     \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br /><a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.com/erol.html?1577x0\">Cordyceps capsule</a>
is a rare and amazing herb which helps to boost immune system and male
functions. For more details visit our website <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/immune_booster.html\">Cordyceps
Sinesis</a>      <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Cordyceps sinesis is
sometimes known as the Chinese fungus called Cordyceps; or Caterpillar
Fungus. It can also be considered to be the Yarchagumba Herb which grows
in Nepal, in the subalpine pasture areas of that country. It is called
Yarchagumba after the parasitic fungus that is valued for its tonic and
aphrodisiacal properties in medicine. Some medical practitioners consider
the Cordyceps sinesis very good for lessening phlegm, halting hemorrhage
(otherwise called profuse bleeding), boosting your vitality and energy
levels; and enhancing the resistance of your kidneys and lungs to
disorders.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOther medical uses of Cordyceps sinesis
is to relieve tinnitus, dizziness, sore knees and loins, emission,
impotence, asthma and general shortness of breath.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIn some places in Bhutan and the Tibetan Highlands, it is
possible to find a wild variety of the Cordyceps sinesis as well.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhy is there renewed attention about the medicinal
potential of Cordyceps sinesis? Female Chinese athletes brought on the
media spotlight on Cordyceps sinesis because these athletes broke so many
world records in athletics while they were consuming this substance.
According to the New York Journal of Medicine, Cordyceps sinesis is
believed to be just as potent as Ginseng in treating people who were
extremely exhausted or suffered from a protracted illness. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSince the Cordyceps sinesis is a fungus, it can be
gathered from the bodies of dead caterpillars that belong to the Hepilus
fabricius moth species. It is believed the fungus starts growing on live
caterpillars but then grows so fast and so expansively in the body of the
caterpillar that the caterpillar eventually dies.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFolk medicine practitioners process the Cordyceps sinesis by
making it into a powder, and/or combining it with other tonics. But the
most widely accepted use of Cordyceps sinesis is to take the infected
moth pupae, stuff it into a raw duck, then boil all of the duck with the
Cordyceps sinesis in it to make a broth. It is the broth which patients
are instructed to drink to counter their ailments.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSome medical practitioners call the Cordyceps sinesis to be a
natural form of the anti-impotence remedy Viagra. It could also be called
an Herbal Viagra. At present, villages or rural communities earn a living
by venturing into the mountains so they can collect or harvest this
fungus from such locations. The reason the trade in Cordyceps sinesis is
so lucrative is that, with pay for gathering Cordyceps sinesis in a day
estimated at around $35 per villager, villagers stand to earn much more
this way than from the usual livelihood options. Dolpa, Nepal is the main
area where Cordyceps sinesis supplies are gathered from – it is believed
that nearly 50% of the fungus supplies are derived from the Dolpa area
alone.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOne reason Cordyceps sinesis came to the
attention of folk medicine practitioners is that Tibetan Yaks (the
animals bred by Tibetan herdsmen) ate the fungus, and showed heightened
energy and tendencies to have sex than the other Yaks. So if a Yak can
benefit, the folk medicine practitioners must have reasoned, maybe people
could too. And that is why demand for Cordyceps sinesis must be growing –
because people want the benefits attributed to the consumption of the
fungus.\n \n     \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br /><a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.com/erol.html?1577x0\">Cordyceps capsule</a>
is a rare and amazing herb which helps to boost immune system and male
functions. For more details visit our website <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/immune_booster.html\">Cordyceps
Sinesis</a>      <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Fei yan slimming tea
is a type of herbal tea that is touted to be an herbal remedy for obesity
(or being overweight.) Fei yan slimming tea is supposed to speed up your
bodily metabolism so that fat and cholesterol levels in the bloodstream
go down – an effect which ordinary tea is believed to lack. Fei yan
slimming tea is composed of several vital ingredients which are namely
Vegetable Sponge, Cansia seeds, Lotus leaves, and Green Tea. Among all
these components of Fei yan slimming tea, Green Tea would probably be the
one which is most well known to Westerners because of so many reports
that Green Tea can produce antioxidant benefits in the human body when
consumed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo consume your Fei yan slimming tea,
you need to boil about 150 ml. of water and place it in a cup then soak
one tea bag of Fei yan slimming tea in that cup of hot water. Let the Fei
yan slimming tea tea bag soak in that hot water for around 10 minutes at
the most, before removing the tea bag and sipping your tea. When starting
out on this anti-obesity herbal remedy program, it is advisable to
consume only one Fei yan slimming tea tea bag per night before
progressing after a week of that treatment to one Fei yan slimming tea
tea bag (to be taken in the morning) and then another Fei yan slimming
tea (to be drunk in the evening of that same day.) You are to follow this
cycle for a total of 45 days only. The manufacturer advocates that
patients take the Fei yan slimming tea for up to three cycles (each cycle
being made up of the 45 days specified.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis type
of cycle program means you will probably have to buy up to 4 boxes of the
Fei yan slimming tea per three cycles (since each box is made up of 40
tea bags total.) However, not everyone can safely take the Fei yan
slimming tea. Actually, the manufacturer recommends that children and
pregnant women totally avoid drinking the Fei yan slimming tea. One
reason children and pregnant women should not consume the Fei yan
slimming tea is because it is an appetite suppressant tea. Children are
still growing so they need adequate intake of nutrition, not a product
like the Fei yan slimming tea. Pregnant women should also be consuming
enough food to feed both their own bodies and that of the child within
them, so that definitely leaves the Fei yan slimming tea out of the
picture.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome say that the Fei yan slimming tea
can also stop cases of constipation aside from inhibiting the absorption
of dietary fat. And since a certain level of dietary fat is required in
the food of both children and pregnant women, that may explain why these
two types of people should not drink the Fei yan slimming tea. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhy is Fei yan slimming tea becoming so popular
nowadays? Well, due to modern dietary changes (like an increased emphasis
on frying food such as fast food French fries), many people are eating
the bad type of food which can result in elevated blood cholesterol
levels and obesity. To counter these two health risks, some might resort
to drinking the Fei yan slimming tea instead.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIs
the Fei yan slimming tea safe to use? Well, provided you use it properly,
the Fei yan slimming tea should not produce any detrimental side effects.
All products when used to excess can cause problems so use the Fei yan
slimming tea prudently. Even the Fei yan slimming tea can be too much
when used in abusive fashion.\n    \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br /><a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Fei_Yan_Slimming_Tea_40_Tea_Bags.html\
">Fei yan slimming tea</a> help weight loss in natural way. For more
details visit our website <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Piao_Yi_Tea_40_Tea_Bag.html\">Piao yi
slimming tea</a>       <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Goji Berries might be
better known as the wolfberry, whose plant is distinctly related to
tobacco, chili pepper, deadly nightshade, eggplant, tomato, and the
potato plants. The US Department of Agriculture Germplasm Resources
Information Network also classifies Goji Berries as the plants known as
matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll’s tea tree, cambronera, bocksdorn, Barbary
matrimony vine, and the Chinese wolfberry.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGoji
Berries are getting much acclaim lately for being health food products,
usually marketed as either Himalayan goji or Tibetan goji. One source
indicates that Goji Berries have been a mainstay of Traditional Chinese
Medicine for around 1,900 years already. According to Chinese legend,
Goji Berries were also used by Shen Nung who is believed to have been the
First Emperor of China. Goji Berries are now considered a health food
because research has shown that it has antioxidants and nutrients
aplenty, which may explain why Goji Berries are also now classified as
one of the superfruits. Demand for superfruits like Goji Berries is
expected to reach the billion-dollar mark by year 2011.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe Goji Berries you may be familiar with are usually of an
ellipsoidal shape and bright red, with each of the Goji Berries filled
with up to sixty seeds. Goji Berries that are planted in countries in the
Northern Hemisphere may ripen in the months of July, August, September
and October.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPeople who were raised as Chinese or
Oriental may prefer to call these berries Goji Berries while Western folk
may know the berries better as the Wolf Berry or wolfberries. The reason
they are named Goji Berries may be because the wolfberries are dubbed
Gouqui in the Mandarin Chinese tongue. Despite the relationship in names,
some experts believe that Goji Berries were actually cultivated outside
China at the start before being brought in to the country.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNowadays, Goji Berries are planted in commercial quantities in
north central China (in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region) and in western
China (in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.) The size of a typical
plantation of Goji Berries can start at 100 acres and extend to up to
1000 acres in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Ningxia has been found
to produce some of the top Goji Berries variety which are sometimes
called the red diamonds commercial variety. Ningxia produces very good
Goji Berries because this is the area where the Yellow River floodplains
exist. In 2001, 13 million kilograms of Goji Berries were harvested in
the Ningxia Region alone, which was equivalent to 42% of the overall
yield of China for that year.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOne problem though
with Goji Berries harvested abroad is that they may contain residue of
the organochlorine pesticides which are sprayed on the plants to prevent
insects from destroying the very delicate berries. This is true
regardless of whether the Goji Berries were grown in Tibet or China or
any other Asian country. This is why it is very important that Goji
Berries food supplement processors be honest about informing the public
as to where their Goji Berries were grown and how they were treated
before being processed into food supplements.\n     \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br /><a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.gojidirect.co.uk\">Goji berry</a> is
a super food to help maintain helath. Learn how you can improve your
health by <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Goji_Berries_wolfberries.html\">Goji
Berries</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Goji_wolfberry.html\">Wolfberries</a>.
            <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    If you are familiar
with the Xiao Yao Wan Chinese herbal remedy, then you should know that
the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan product functions along similar lines. Actually,
the manufacturer claims that Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is basically an
improved version of the Xiao Yao Wan Chinese herbal remedy. People who
are experiencing too much stress, or feeling irritable, anxious, and
depressed may find their symptoms relieved by Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nJust like Xiao Yao Wan, this Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is
supposed to alleviate the accumulation of too much Qi (or chi energy
force) in your liver. This congested chi energy force is believed to be
the cause of all your symptoms of being overstressed, irritable, anxious,
and depressed, as well swollen breasts and painful and irregular
menstruation in the women. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBasically, Jia Wei
Xiao Yao Wan is based on the same essential ingredients that make up the
Xiao Yao Wan product, but has several herbs that make the Jia Wei Xiao
Yao Wan product what it is. The Chinese herbs upon which Jia Wei Xiao Yao
Wan were based are: Sheng Jian (or Zingiber officinale rhizome-fresh); Bo
He (or Herba Menthae); Zhi zi (or Fructus Gardenias); Mu dan pi (or
Cortex Movtan); Gan cao (or Radix Glycyrrhizae); Fu Ling (or Poria); Bai
zhu (or Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae); Bai Shao (or Radix Paeoniae
Alba); Dang Gui (or Radix Angelicae Sinensis); and Chai Hui (or Radix
Bupleuri.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo make the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan, the
manufacturer relies on both traditional preparation methods coupled with
modern techniques to make this product. The Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is an
imported product that meets FDA guidelines. It was made slightly
differently from Xiao Yao Wan so that the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan can
relieve hot flashes as well.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThough pregnant women
might take this product, the manufacturer advocates use of caution when
consuming the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan. If your menstrual flow is quite
heavy, then avoid use of Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan altogether. The Jia Wei
Xiao Yao Wan is also not appropriate to be used in combination with other
pharmaceutical products, especially cold medication. Also to get the best
results, you should not eat spicy or oily food while drinking the Jia Wei
Xiao Yao Wan. Children should never take this product under any
circumstances.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is only
based on authentic Chinese herbs and does not contain any harmful or
dubious ingredients like additives, dyes, sugar, or unknown
pharmaceutical products. Because the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is an improved
version of Xiao Yao Wan, it is deemed a concentrated formulation so you
need not take the same doses as the less concentrated version. If
necessary though, you should ask your doctor if you can take higher
dosages of the Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan product to derive optimal results
from it. If for some reason you do not feel comfortable after taking the
Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan stop using it immediately and consult a doctor at
once.\n     \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br /><a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Xiao_Yao_Wan_Happy_Pill.html\">Xiao
yao wan</a> is an effective anti-depressant. For more details visit the
website <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.com/erol.html?1397x0\">Xiao yao wan</a> and
<a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Jia_Wei_Xiao_Yao_Wan_Happy_Plus_Pill.h
tml\">Jia wei xiao yao wan</a>          <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Piao yi slimming tea
(which might be more commonly known to the public as Piao Yi Jian Fei
Cha) is supposed to be a tea that was invented for a beautiful Chinese
woman named Xi Shi back in the ancient days of China. Xi Shi wanted a tea
that could help her stay slim and beautiful so she asked her royal
doctors concoct a special tea based on the Folium Nelumbinis ingredient –
and the final product is what we know now as the Piao yi slimming tea.
Modern Chinese women regularly drink the Piao yi slimming tea when they
need to lose surplus weight and as part of a regular fitness regimen.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe modern formula of the Piao yi slimming tea is
composed of 10% from tea, 10% from the pod of the Jia Guo, 20% from the
Ye Ju Hua (also called Flos Chrysanthemi Indici), 20% from the Tian Wei
Jiao Gu Lan (or Sweet Gynostenium Pentaplylla), and 40% from the He Ye
(or the Folium Nelumbinis main ingredient mentioned earlier.)<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe manufacturer of the Piao yi slimming tea
recommends that this product be drunk by people who have a problem with
surplus weight. To consume this product the right way, you need to boil
about 150 ml. of water then place it in a cup. Add one Piao yi slimming
tea tea bag to this hot water and let it soak for 10 minutes at the most.
Consume this dosage of Piao yi slimming tea once in the evening only for
a week to start off your anti-overweight regimen. Then, you can progress
to one cup of Piao yi slimming tea in the morning and another cup of Piao
yi slimming tea in the evening. You should keep up this regimen for 45
days per cycle, but stop taking it for two weeks before pursuing the next
cycle. The manufacturer advocates each consumer to use the Piao yi
slimming tea for a total of three cycles only. This means you will
probably have consumed four boxes of the Piao yi slimming tea by the end
of those three cycles, with one box of the Piao yi slimming tea using 40
tea bags.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you are stocking up on Piao yi
slimming tea, be sure the product does not get exposed to sunlight since
the product might deteriorate through such exposure. It is advisable to
store your Piao yi slimming tea boxes in well-ventilated, dry and cool
storage places. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you happen to be pregnant, the
manufacturer strongly dissuades you from drinking the Piao yi slimming
tea while you are pregnant. It is also not advisable to dry out
previously used Piao yi slimming tea tea bags then re-use them because
then the formulation of your tea would have changed due to the conditions
it was used. If you must drink this Piao yi slimming tea, start your
regimen with fresh tea bags so that you get the full benefit of the Piao
yi slimming tea.\n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br /><a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.springherb.co.uk/Fei_Yan_Slimming_Tea_40_Tea_Bags.html\
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Wolfberries (Lycium
barbarum) are said be very effective as an anti-aging product because of
the amount of polysaccharide they contain. This is why Wolfberries
(Lycium barbarum) are a common plant cultivated by the Chinese who use
the Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) berries to guard against premature
aging, as a blood sugar control agent, to maintain strong immune systems
and stable blood pressure, to sustain healthy liver function, and for
better eyesight. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWolfberries (Lycium barbarum)
are also believed to be quite potent as an anti-cancer food supplement
because they contain very high amounts of Germanium which has anti-cancer
properties. Actually, one source says Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) have
the highest level of Germanium content compared to any other type of
food. Another anti-cancer substance called Physalin is also a key
ingredient of Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum). Natural Physalin can improve
immune system function too. Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) may contain
other substances that have other anti-disease or anti-aging properties
that have yet to be discovered through adequate scientific or medical
research though.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo make Wolfberries (Lycium
barbarum) sweet, you need to dry the berries carefully under soft
temperatures because the Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) are quite
sensitive. Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) contain the following nutrients
in each berry: carotenoids; Solavetivone; Cyperone; Betaine; Lutine;
Zeaxanthin; Beta Sitosterol; essential fatty acids (that are important
for adequate functioning of the nervous system and the brain, and hormone
production; very high levels of beta carotene (that surpass the beta
carotene content of carrots); Phosphorus; Selenium; Calcium; Copper;
Iron; Zinc; Vitamin E; Vitamin C; and Vitamin A; and Vitamins B1 and
B6.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you are up to a spot of gardening, then why
not try planting Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) in your backyard?
Fortunately, the Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) plant can grow well in
both poor soil and in well-drained soil. This type of plant can survive
weather temperatures ranging from 27 degrees Celsius to 39 degrees
Celsius – beyond that, your plants might suffer too much already. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo make your Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) plants
thrive better, it is advisable to trim them quite close to the ground so
that new growth will be lush and fresh. You can expect your plants to be
rather bushy and their vine should extend up to 15 feet at times. You
know you can harvest the berries when they become a bright red color and
tend to be rather juicy. You can also opt to just plant the seeds to
propagate more Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) plants.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTo consume your own Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum), you can dry
them out then eat them like you would dried grapes or nuts; or you may
pick the berries fresh to be placed in your marinades and salads. Other
uses of the Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) are to make them part of soups,
brew them into wine, make them into a tea, or even turn the leaves into
vegetables. Both the Wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) and their leaves have
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      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   The Xiao yao wan
Chinese herbal anti-depressant is meant to relieve the problems that are
associated with stagnation of the Qi (or chi vital energy) in your liver
which is believed to be the cause of depression in people. The symptoms
that will show a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner that your
liver Qi has been trapped in that vital organ are: swollen breasts, and
painful and irregular menstruation in women, a tendency to become
depressed or upset easily, and (in some people) a tendency to sense a
distending pain concentrated in the chest and sides of your body. If you
have any or all of these symptoms, ask your doctor if you should take the
Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant is meant to relieve such
symptoms because if the symptoms continue for too long, your vital organ
(the liver) will begin to malfunction and this will lead to bigger
problems later on. A Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner might also
recommend you take the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant for
other emotional disorders too, like being overstressed, irritable, and
anxiety. You might be able to buy your Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-
depressant under the EaseTonic trademarked brand manufactured by
ActiveHerb.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nModern medical research has not come
up with any adequate scientific or medical explanation yet for why Xiao
yao wan can function as an Chinese herbal anti-depressant. The
manufacturer of the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant claims
that their product may soothe your stressed liver, improve the function
of your spleen, tone up the flow of blood, and regulate menstruation in
women. If you had been suffering from blurred vision, dizziness,
hypochondria, and the aforementioned pain within the chest and sides of
your body, then the manufacturer claims that the Xiao yao wan Chinese
herbal anti-depressant can relieve you of such symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIn addition, the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant can
balance your mood by preventing mood swings that would result in
depression, fits of anger, and feeling irritated. <br />\r\n\nThe Xiao
yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant is made up of the following
ingredients: Sheng Jian (or Rhizoma Zingideris Recens); Bo He (or Herba
Menthae); Gan Cao (or Radix Glycrrhizae); Fu Ling (or Poria); Bai Zhu (or
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macroce); Bai Shao (or Radix Paeoniae Alba); Dang
Gui (or Radix Angelicae Sinensis); and Chai Hu (or Radix Bupleuri.)
Modern ways of safely deriving the herbal extracts are used so that the
extract components can be formed into the tablets or pills that compose
the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant. The Xiao yao wan Chinese
herbal anti-depressant is imported into the US and meet the FDA standards
for such a product.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are some people who are
advised not to consume the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant.
Pregnant women should not drink the Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-
depressant and neither should children. If you are presently consuming
cold medications or experiencing heavy menstrual flow, never take the
Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant either. If you are under any
kind of medication, actually, you should ask your doctor first if the
Xiao yao wan Chinese herbal anti-depressant is suitable in your
situation.\n     \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3055','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Pleurisy is an
infection of the pleura, the delicate membranes separating the lungs from
the chest wall. It is usually the result of a virus infection, but it can
also be caused by pneumonia, a chest injury, inflammation of the
pericardial heart lining, a blood clot of the lung, and, rarely, lung
cancer.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of pleurisy may include sharp,
stabbing pains in chest or shoulder, which can be felt with every intake
of breath, and usually a high fever.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFolk Remedy Make a warming drink from ovendried,
homemade wheat bread, toasted and broken into a powder, in hot water with
added salt and butter.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Chest and back
compresses help to reduce inflammation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And
Nutrition A daily dose of 2-3g of vitamin C and 50iu vitamin A should
boost the immune system and help to speed recovery.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath might recommend the following remedies:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor pain worse on moving, where sufferer is irritable
and thirsty - Bryonia each hour for a maximum of 12 hours<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nfor a sudden attack after exposure to cold wind, where sufferer
is anxious, restless, and frightened of dying - Aconite once an hour for
up to 12 hours<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwhere the sufferer is flushed in
the face, with dilated pupils, and is hot, excitable, and thirsty -
Belladonna<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwhen there is fluid on the lung,
causing breathlessness and burning pains; mild fever, rapid heartbeat,
irregular dry cough - Cantharis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwhen there is
fluid pressing on the affected lung with severe pain - Sulfur<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwhen pain comes on quickly, hot face, flushing,
profound thirst, confusion - Belladonna<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwhen
recovery from pleurisy is slow - Hepar sulf.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNaturopathy A naturopath may suggest hydrotherapy, in particular
back and chest compresses, which will help to reduce inflammation and
ease breathing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVitamin C may be recommended in
order to boost immunity.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment
will be aimed at reducing inflammation, building up the immune system,
and providing relief from the pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy
Treatment would be aimed at the individual symptoms, but some of the
following oils may prove useful, for a compress, massage, or inhalation:
angelica, star anise, French basil, silver fir, myrrh, naiouli, black
pepper, pine, rosemary, sage, tea tree oil.\n \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3056','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    A man\'s reproductive
organs are responsible for producing the male sex hormone testosterone,
and for the manufacture and storage of sperm. The organs are mostly
outside the body and consist of the penis and the testes or testicles.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe penis is largely made up of three groups of
spongy tissue, with a network of blood vessels and nerves. When a man is
sexually stimulated the spongy tissue fills with blood and the penis
becomes erect. The average length of an erect penis is 6in/15cm, although
its size bears no relation to sexual potency. A cylinder running along
the underside of the penis holds a muscular dual-purpose tube called the
urethra, which carries urine from the bladder or semen from the testes to
the tip of the penis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe testicles are egg shaped
glands supported by the scrotum, a loose sac of skin. Inside each
testicle are hundreds of tubules, and it is in these that the
manu-facture of sperm takes place. Hundreds of millions of sperm are
produced every day. The testicles also contain cells which manufacture
testosterone, the hormone responsible for male characteristics such as
body hair and deep voice, and for male pattern fat distribution.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAttached to the back of each testicle is the
epididymis, a comma-shaped structure 1in/2.5cm long, consisting of a
cluster of tiny tubules that collect sperm from the testicles. The sperm
mature within the epididymis over two to three weeks, and are stored
there until they are ready to be ejaculated. Just before ejaculation,
sperm are transported from the epididymis, through a long duct called the
vas deferens, toward the base of the bladder. The prostate, a small chest
nut-shaped gland that is situated at the base of the bladder and
surrounds the urethra, produces secretions that mix with seminal
fluid.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nErections are controlled by nerve centers
in the brain that react to erotic stimulation. What is sexually
stimulating differs from man to man. Expectations and confidence also
playa large part: in a highly competitive society, many men have
unrealistic sexual expectations and equate sexual performance and penis
size with success. Stress and anxiety about performance are common
reasons for impotence.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3057','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Children and adults
with autism are unable to relate to others in a meaningful way. They have
difficulty developing relationships or understanding other people\'s
feelings and often develop strange obsessions or odd behavior patterns.
Autism is believed to be a brain development disorder, and while there is
no cure there is hope.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAutism is rare, affecting
every two to four children in 10,000, and nearly three times more boys
are affected than girls. It is also more common in higher social classes.
Most cases present themselves before the age of two and a half or
earlier. Although the cause is unknown, it has been linked to epilepsy
(10 to 15 percent of sufferers develop epilepsy) and later schizophrenia
(there is some indication that autism may be a form of schizophrenia,
although it does not, as yet, respond to the same medication).<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost sufferers remain educationally subnormal,
although some have an isolated special ability, for instance, with
numbers or music.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThere are a vast range of approaches that can help people with
autism develop, communicate, and become more independent.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition High doses of vitamin B6 and magnesium have
been found to be helpful in improving sleeping habits and attention span,
decreasing hyperactivity, irritability, and aggression in autistic
people.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist
for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Hand and foot massage (with or
without essential oils) can help autistic people learn to enjoy positive
touch and be calm. Carers can be taught how to massage.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMusic Therapy Trained therapists have had good results using
music to communicate with autistic children and help them express
themselves.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n\"Holding\" Therapy When combined with
other treatments, holding - where the parent insists on comforting an
unwilling child - has been found to be effective in improving the
behavior patterns of autistic children. Families will find that they need
support and advice from experienced therapists when attempting to use
this form of therapy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques
Learning relaxation techniques can help avoid violent outbursts.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy Autistic children can benefit from gentle
manipulation by specialized osteopaths.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTalking
Treatments These can help the family deal with an autistic child.
Behavior therapy may help reduce difficult behavior and teach new
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3058','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Although the skin is
waterproof, tough, self-repairing, and self-renewing, it is still prey to
minor ailments and infections. Moles, blisters, and rashes all respond to
alternative therapies.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMoles<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMoles are spots of skin pigment cells (melanocytes) that can be a
tiny dot or measure up to 1/3in/8mm across.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost people have several moles,
a few have hundreds. No treatment is needed unless they are unsightly or
develop suspicious changes, which might mean they require surgical
removal in case of a cancerous transformation.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChanges such as an increase in size, a wobbly edge, irregular
pigmentation, a paler halo around the mole, a \"daughter\" mole near by,
itching, crusting, or bleeding should be reported to a physician at once.
Black or very dark moles should also be evaluated by a physician.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeat Rash (Prickly Heat, Miliaria)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nA heat rash is a presentation of itchy, small red spots,
especially under tight clothing or at skin creases, due to blocking of
sweat ducts. It is particularly likely to occur in children, old people,
and those who are overweight. It may be prevented by wearing loose
clothing, staying out of the sun, and taking frequent tepid (not cold)
showers.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Drink plenty of especially camomile, lime, or prepermint teas.
Bathe the heat rash with a calendula or lavender infusion.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNaturopathy Lay houseleek leaves or cucumher on heat rash, to
soothe.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBlisters Blisters are fluid-filled bubbles
that develop between two layers of skin. These painful swellings are most
commonly caused by the rubhing of skin against a firm surface and by
exposure to beat. Some diseases can also cause blisters but they are
usually the result of ill- fitting shoes.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is best not to burst a
blister, but if the swelling is incovenient, prick the blister will
sterilized, threaded needle, Remove the needle and tie a small loop in
the thread along which fluid from the blister can drain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy Apply lavender oil to the wound or use a Roman
camomile antiseptic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Dab a mix of
Hypericum and Calendula onto a punctured blister. Take Rhus tox. 6c every
four hour, in order to prevent blisters from getting worse.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Aloe vera can be helpful. Rub the gel
directly on to the affected area.\n      \n   \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3059','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Obesity <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPeople who are at least 20 percent overweight are
generally considered to be obese. Occasionally obesity may be caused by a
physical disorder, such as a hormonal imbalance, but the vast majority of
those who are overweight because they eat too much of the wrong food, and
exercise too little.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPrevention and Treatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Do not \"crash diet.\" This seldom
has lasting benefits and can lead to nutritional deficiencies and
unhealthy eating habits. Permanent weight loss is best achieved gradually
through a change in lifestyle. Switch to a whole food diet with plenty of
fresh vegetables and fruit.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEdema<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFluid retention, known medically as edema, can be caused by
various disorders, including heart failure, kidney problems, and varicose
veins, or too much salt in the diet. It can also be a side effect of some
medicines, and can occur naturally in pregnancy and as part of
premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Sometimes, however, there is no apparent
cause. Symptoms of the condition include increased weight, especially
noticeable at the ankles and in the lower limbs, which become swollen and
uncomfortable. Edema may be generalized (all over the body), or
localized.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine - Parsley, taken either as an infusion or eaten raw (but not if
pregnant), or dandelion leaves, either drunk as a \"coffee\" or eaten in
salad are both recommended. Cut down on salt, eat lots vegetables,
salads, and fruit, and drink fruit juices. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy Lavender is very helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage and Acupressure Both of these can be beneficial.
Effleurage is the most effective massage technique.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGallstones <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThese pebble like lumps, made
up of calcium, cholesterol, and other chemicals, can develop in the gall
bladder, a pear-shaped organ near the liver. The gall bladder stores
bile, a substance made by the liver, and supplies it to the digestive
system, where, it helps break down food.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGallstones occur in up to 10 percent of the population of the
Western world and are linked to a low-fiber, high-fat diet. They are more
common in pregnancy, in people who are obese, and in those suffering
diabetes. The condition is often hereditary. Gallstones do not cause
problems unless they block the flow of bile. If this happens surgery or
ultrasound treatment may be needed to remove the stone.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms include pain, often at the right shoulder or at the hip,
indigestion, jaundice (yellowing of the skin, whites of the eyes, and
urine), and fever. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Follow a low-fat, whole food diet with lots of
fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid products and animal fats. Switch to
olive oil. Drink plenty of water and take a vitamin C supplement
daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist
for: <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Rosemary, dandelion may be
prescribed. (Pregnant women should seek medical advice before taking any
herbal medicines.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Essential oil of
Scots pine helps to ease the pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture
This can also be helpful.\n \n     \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3060','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Eating Disorders are
an outward expression of emotional turmoil or deep unhappiness. Sufferers
concentrate on food and eating as a way to avoid looking at their
problems and to exert control over their own body, when they may
otherwise feel powerless in the world.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlthough
anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are probably the best-known
expressions of this condition, there are many kinds of eating disorders,
some more extreme than others. Compulsive eating, compulsive dieting,
binge eating, comfort eating, laxative abuse, and faddy eating are all
forms of eating disorder.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPeople with eating
disorders do not like food; for them it is an addiction. Anorexics regard
it as an enemy to be avoided at all costs. Bulimics choose food that will
be easy to regurgitate; binge eaters will eat whatever is in the
refrigerator or cupboards, however unappetizing it may be; comfort eaters
choose indulgent, easy-to-eat foods - cookies, cakes, candies, white
bread, all of which produce short-term contentment by releasing
serotonins in the brain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSuch distorted views of
food and eating are different in every individual case and often have
their roots in family history. Anorexia nervosa, for example; is
characteristically associated with adolescent girls who suffer from low
self-esteem and who may feel powerless in their relationship with the
rest of the family. There are other factors that affect young people with
this disorder; it is argued, with some success, that outside pressures
have a great effect especially on adolescents who feel under pressure to
conform to the current popular notion that \"thin is beautiful.\"<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, other eating disorders will also respond to
an examination of this area; staying fat in a world where thin is
considered beautiful may allow you to step out of the arena of courtship,
which may be a goal for people who are uncomfortable with sexual
relationships. Deciding to be fat may be a form of revenge, especially in
a mother-daughter relationship where the mother has been too dominant.
Counseling and psychotherapy from a trained practitioner can help these
cases, once the reason why the decision to either eat yourself to obesity
or to starve yourself into a nonperson have been addressed.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVery few cases have a physical origin, although
naturopaths and nutritionists may make a careful analysis of thyroid
activity to see if any minor imbalance in the production of thyroxine may
be causing excess weight gain or loss. People who eat for comfort may
respond to a course of enjoyable exercise to produce serotonin. Once they
have done that, a sensible eating regime can be established, and they can
address the problem of why they are unhappy from a more rational
standpoint.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, once recovery is underway, a
naturopath or nutritionist should be consulted to help establish a
healthy, enjoyable, and nutritious diet and to prescribe supplements to
support recovery and maintain the new status.\n     \n    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Drug delivery is a
process, during which pharmaceutical compounds are delivered to humans or
animals. Methods of delivery include several routs, such as oral, nasal,
pneumonial, rectal and several others. In order to work effectively, the
drug needs to work in a controlled manner, which would control the
circulation of the drug in the body. Targeted delivery occurs when the
drug remains active within a specified territory of the body. Targeted
drug delivery is especially important in cases, when the drug needs to
affect a malicious turmoil, such as in cancerous tissues. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDoctors all over the world are trying to find new methods for
more effective drug development and drug delivery. One of the most
successful methods developed in recent years is nanotechnology. This
mechanism, which controls small-scale matter, makes it possible for drugs
to permeate trough cell walls. The methods of nanotechnology play a very
important role in pharma industry: health organizations manufacture more
efficient drugs, released in a controlled manner in order to reach the
target areas of the patients’ body. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDrug
development aims to find more effective drugs, which would cure or
ameliorate symptoms of illness or medical condition. Drug development is
required to establish the chemical properties of new compounds, their
stability and chemical makeup. The process of drug development also
involves the need to fit the regulatory requirements of drug licensing
authorities. Pharmaceutical companies, which produce different
medications, develop new methods of targeted drug delivery.
Nanotechnology, developed in recent years may provide a breakthrough
technique of drug delivery. <br />\r\n\n\n    \n    \n
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/>http://www.docoop.com/ - Drug delivery, drug development<br />\r\n<br
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3062','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Spiritual or psychic
healing is believed to transfer healing energy by the laying on of hands.
Christians say it works through God or \"the Christ energy\" and
spiritualists claim that the spirits of physicians heal through them.
Some healers say they are helped by angels. Many describe themselves as
channeling \"cosmic\" or \"universal energy,\" \"light,\" or
\"bioenergy.\" People may experience this energy as a hot or cool
current, relieving pain, and promoting well-being and relaxation. Some
healers touch their clients, others work only in the energy field. Some
combine healing with massage, others use crystals, color, and sound.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInstant \"miracle\" cures are rare, but most people
receive some benefit, from the relief of stress, depression, and pain, to
the alleviation of chronic conditions. Treatment may include examining
underlying emotional problems. Now-adays healers are encouraged to train
in counseling techniques and a few are even qualified psychotherapists.
For lasting benefit, regular sessions may be necessary over some weeks or
months.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn spite of American researcher Dr. Dan
Benor\'s recent publication of more than 155 controlled studies showing
that healing is effective, many physicians and scientists are still
skeptical, dismissing any effects as being due to suggestion. Yet babies
and animals seem to respond particularly well, and well-conducted
experiments have all shown a definite effect on living organisms such as
plant and seed growth, blood samples, and cancer cells. Experiments have
also shown that distant healing, in the form of prayer or thought sent to
people elsewhere, has similarly measurable effects. In many states and
also in parts of Germany, it is a prisonable offense to practice healing
using \"psychic power,\" whereas in Britain healing is not only legal but
widespread and well organized. Some British physicians even have healers
in their clinics, and members of the National Federation of Spiritual
Healers in Britainhal been allowed to visit patients in 1,500 hospitals
sim the 1970s. An umbrella organization - the UK Confederation of Healing
Organizations - includes 14 member organizations and about 8,000 healers,
covering a variety of spiritual beliefs. They run training courses, abide
by a code of conduct, and offer healing as a complement to conventional
medical healthcare.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhen seeking a healer, avoid
those who demand a substantial advance financial commitment, or insist
that you abandon medication or your religious beliefs.\n \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3063','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Just Like the human
body, the human mind is always striving to maintain its health, and the
many modern forms of psychological therapy, or \"psychotherapies,\" aim
to stimulate and support this process. Traditionally, compassionate
personal interaction in soothing surroundings has been used to heal the
mind. Alongside this, however, was often harsh treatment for the
deranged, who were thought to have been touched by evil, struck down by
the gods, or affected by the moon.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA new era
dawned in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century with the
development of complex and effective therapies reflecting Oriental
wisdom.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Mind-Body Relationship<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe complex relationship between the mind and body has now been
acknowledged, and there is strong evidence that many illnesses are caused
and exacerbated by psychological factors. All complementary therapies
promote the idea of the body as a whole, and promote the idea of treating
it \"holistically\" as a result. Psychological influences, such as
stress, worry, depression, and anxiety have an enormous impact on health
and are implicated in a number of conditions, including migraine, eczema,
asthma, digestive disorders, headaches, and vision problems.
Psychological therapies aim to address the parts of the body that some
Western medicine has yet to reach successfully - the mind and the sense
of well-being necessary to good health.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHealing
The Mind<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhat can psychotherapy achieve? By
working together, the therapist and the client can transform a problem
into a turning point: the beginning of something better. It is done by
using any of a variety of methods, usually classified as follows:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBehavioral Introduced at the beginning of the 20th
century and based on learning theories, behavioral psychology aims to
predict and control behavior in a, scientific way. Cognitive therapy,
which developedi the 1960s, is concerned with perception and belief
systems: changing the way we view things can change their outcome.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnalytical Instituted at the end of the 1911 century
and now comprising many variations (including psychodynamic), analytical
theory regards person\'s mindset as the outcome of conflict between
internal forces and seeks answers from the unconscious. It aims to
uncover and analyze the effects of early experience on present
difficulties and to look at ways of working to resolve early blocks.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHumanistic This optimistic view emphasizes the
essential goodness of human beings and the belief that we all have
choices. To realize our full potential we need to get in touch with our
inner selves and true feelings, and to be able to express them freely.
The attitude of the therapist in achieving and conveying understanding
from a position of equality is critical.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIntegrative Most therapists who work in this way have a
humanistic orientation but also use elements of other therapeutic
disciplines. Its ruling principle is the integration of \"mind, body, and
soul\" to constitute one whole aware person.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSpecial Note Most of the therapies in this section are subtle and
complex, and rely on the competence of a trained therapist to be properb
effective. This applies particularly to the various psychotherapies and
to hypnotherapy.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Osteopathy is a
manipulative therapy that works on the body\'s structure (the skeleton,
muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue) to relieve pain, improve
mobility, and restore all-round health. Osteopaths believe that we
function as a complete working system - our body structure, organs,
systems, mind, and emotions are all inter-related and mutually
inter-dependent. Because of this, problems that affect one part of the
structural body upset the balance of the body generally, and also the
emotions. Similarly, internal problems can reveal them-selves in the
body\'s structure as it adapts to accommodate pain, discomfort, or
disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nElements of Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiagnosis Diagnosis is made by the practitioner asking numerous
questions and listening to the responses. He or she will then assess body
framework and posture, evaluating the way the body functions before
checking parts such as the spine, hips, and legs. Joints will be tested
to establish how well and with what ease they move, and the osteopath
will palpate the tissue as it moves. This is known as active movement
testing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere will also be passive movement
testing, which means feeling the body\'s response to the movements of
sitting, standing, walking, and so on. The way in which movement is
restricted can reveal the cause of a problem. The main physical
examination is carried out by means of palpation (touch) and movement,
and joint testing, but sometimes it may be necessary for further tests or
X-rays at a hospital.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment There is a wide
range of techniques used. However, some osteopaths favor one or more
particular forms of treatment. The techniques and the amount of pressure
used will be adapted by the practitioner to suit particular
conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nManipulative techniques used by the
osteopath involve both direct contact and indirect contact and,
therefore, include long-lever and short-lever actions. Osteopaths use
many techniques depending on the state and also the position of the
muscles being treated, and each one is carefully calculated and executed
with engineering precision.\n      \n    \n                    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    There are very few
conditions or illnesses that are entirely psychological or physical, and
mental or emotional illnesses do become inextricably entangled with
physical symptoms, which even the best therapist or doctor would find
difficult to separate. Most mental problems are either pathological
(caused by disease) or they are caused by problems in childhood and
growing up, or stressful events of life. Stresses and problems affect
every individual differently, and each person will adapt - or fail to do
so - according to his or her physical and psychological makeup.
Depressions are very common after illness because resistance is low
emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Illness is common after
depression for much the same reason.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVery few
people suffer from problems that require hospitalization, and conditions
can differ in severity from person to person. Common emotional or mental
problems include addictions, agoraphobia, amnesia, anger, anxiety,
bereavement, confusion, delirium, depression, eating disorders, fears,
fright, grief, hallucinations, hypochondria, hysteria, insecurity, manic
depression, memory loss, obsessions, panic attacks, paranoia,
schizophrenia, sexual problems, sleep problems, stress, and unusual
behavior.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMental health problems are very common.
Most of us experience depression or stress at some point in our lives,
and literally millions of people in the Western world are diagnosed as
mentally ill each year. Often fear of being out of control or of
experiencing painful emotions means that we neglect our mental health,
ignoring the warning signs of stress.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlternative
therapies and medicines can be helpful in preventing mental health
problems by reducing stress, aiding relaxation, and reminding us that
physical and mental health go together. For people who have already had
mental health problems, alternative medicine can help reduce the chances
of a relapse. It can also counteract the side effects of prescribed
drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDrugs can control symptoms and give short-
term relief, but they do not get to the root of the problem. Alternative
medicine\'s holistic approach - which looks at the underlying causes of
symptoms in the context of the person\'s life and emotions - makes it
ideally suitable for the treatment of many mental health problems.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAn alternative practitioner should treat you as an
individual, giving you attention and time to discuss your problems.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe so-called talking treatments of psychotherapy and
counseling may seem the obvious treatment choice for people in mental
distress, but there are many other alternative therapy options. For
example, aromatherapy or acupuncture can aid relaxation, and ease pain,
anxiety, and depression. Buying herbs remedies, or oils for your own use
is an option, but for a full assessment and individually tailored
treatment, a professional should be consulted.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt
is vital that you feel comfortable with your chosen practitioner. A good
one will tell you if they do nol think they can help you, and suggest
another form of treatment, or another practitioner. They may also advise
you to see a physician if they feel it is appropriate.\n \n    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Mental health
problems are severe when the person becomes out of touch with reality.
They may develop false beliefs about who they are or what is happening,
feel persecuted by external forces, or believe they have been given
special powers. They may hear voices, discussing their thoughts or
behavior, or telling them what to do, or they may see things that are not
there (hallucinations).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhen someone is out of
touch with reality in this way, they are called psychotic. Some people
have only one episode of psychotic illness in their life, others have
several with remission in between, and others have them most of the time.
Alternative therapies can be useful for all these people but may not be
appropriate in a crisis. Conventional drug medication can usually prevent
psychotic episodes, but people who are very distressed or dangerous to
themselves or others may need the shelter and protection of a hospital or
specialized care unit.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSchizophrenia<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEach sufferer\'s experience of schizophrenia is
unique. Thoughts and feelings are dramatically disturbed and the world is
experienced very differently. The person\'s behavior may appear bizarre
to others. Schizophrenia does not mean \"split personality\"as is widely
believed, but is a word used to describe a wide range of symptoms and
conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is not known what causes
schizophrenia: one theory is that a person\'s genetic makeup makes him or
her vulnerable, and that it is triggered off by stressful events. People
diagnosed as schizophrenic are rarely violent, but they are often very
frightened and isolated because of their distressing symptoms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of schizophrenia include jumbled, disordered
thinking, paranoia, false beliefs, hearing voices, apathy, lack of
concentration, and depression.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConventional drug treatment can help control some of
the symptoms of schizophrenia (such as hallucinations) but may also
create many new symptoms. Alternative therapies can be used alongside
conventional treatment for these problems.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nManic
Depression<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nManic depression involves mood swings:
periods of deep depression and over-excited or manic behavior. There may
be periods of varying stability in between these extreme highs and
lows.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDuring mania, sufferers are euphoric, feel
self-important, excited, and extremely talkative. They may go on spending
sprees, be unable to sleep, be irritable, or angry. They have no
awareness of changed behavior. During the depressive periods (usually
longer) they feel despair, guilt, and worth-lessness.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMusic, which can access mood states without recourse to language,
may be a helpful therapeutic tool in the treatment of psychotic
illness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is
important to avoid stressful situations, and finding the right therapy
and therapist is vital.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMeditation, visualization and relaxation exercises
can all help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTalking Treatments
Taking part in supportive psychotherapy and counseling can help reduce
the risk of a relapse by helping sufferers to understand the condition
and cope better with problems and stresses. Group or family therapy can
help with the communication process. It is thought, however, that
psychotherapy, which probes into the past, can be too stressful for
people with manic depression or schizophrenia, but some sufferers do find
it helpful. Some sufferers may prefer cocounseling.\n     \n   \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    In Britain over 5
million people a year visit an osteopath, many of them now referred by a
doctor. In the United States, where osteopaths are also medically trained
doctors, the figure is in excess of 100 million.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy was devised in 1874 by Andrew Taylor Still. He trained
as an engineer before receiving formal medical training at Kansas City
School of Physicians and Surgeons, after which he worked as an army
surgeon. He was unhappy with the often brutal medicine of his day, and he
felt that stimulating the body\'s natural powers of self-healing would be
preferable. He was interested in the body as a machine and became aware
that many illnesses were the result of a misalignment of the body\'s
structures. Manipulation could restore the balance and cure illness, he
believed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHis philosophy was that \"structure
governs function,\" a belief that remains one of the basic principles of
modern osteopathy. He claimed that tension in muscles and misaligned
bones places unnecessary strain on the body as a whole. The initial
strain can be caused by any number of factors, such as physical injury,
or habitual poor posture, or by destructive emotions such as anxiety and
fear. Adjusting the framework of the body would relieve that strain and
enable all the systems to run smoothly so that the body would heal
itself.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nModern Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopaths regard the body as a unit, a whole being made up of
contributory parts. An abnormality in the structure or reaction of one
part exerts an abnormal influence on all the other parts, which in turn
affects the whole body. The normal, healthy body contain; within itself
all the necessary mechanisms for its own defense against injury and
infection, and for restoration to normality following trauma. This
defense and restoration take place best if the body is maintained in
optimum condition, when there is maximum structural mobility and
flexibility.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy is therefore aimed at
encouraging the body\'s internal mechanisms to focus on their own self-
corrective function on the imbalance. The osteopath\'s aim is to correct
the dysfunction so that the body is then in a fit state to heal itself.
Osteopathic treatment is concerned as much with maintenance as with cure.
A regular checkup enables the osteopath to detect and restore areas of
dysfunction before they manifest as disease.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy employs a wide range of manipulative techniques,
varying according to the part of the body being treated. Tight muscles
will be relaxed in order that fluids may flow freely, allowing blood to
carry nutrients and oxygen to where they are needed, and allowing the
waste products in the lymphatic fluid to drain away. Some regions may
require gentle, slow, low-velocity touch, while soft tissues and some
joints may need flexing or massage. Joints with reduced mobility may
require joint mobilization therapy. At all times, however, it is the
entire body that is undergoing treatment. The local body area, which is
subject to the presenting complaint, naturally receives close attention,
but the osteopath also minutely examines the rest of the body for other
factors that may predispose or contribute to the complaint.\n \n     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Generalized anxiety
and stress can sometimes crystallize into a specific event such as a
panic attack or palpitations. If this happens often, sufferers begin to
worry about having a panic attack, which makes matters worse.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPanic Attack<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA rapid buildup
of anxiety produces a panic attack where the body suddenly overreacts,
producing powerful physical effects. Panic symptoms include a pounding
heart, sweating, chest pains, rapid breathing or a feeling of being
unable to breathe, and dizziness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach Flower Remedies Designed specifically for self-
help, Rescue Remedy calms you after a sudden shock.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques When panic sets in, the sufferer takes
rapid, shallow breaths (hyperventilation), using the upper nose only.
This makes the panic worse. Slow, rhythmic breathing, using the whole
ribcage and diaphragm, will aid relaxation.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Aconite is used for an acute panic attack. Causticum
and Ignatia may also be useful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPalpitations<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is the conscious registering of the heartbeat,
usually because it is going faster than normal. Palpitations may be a
response to a genuine emergency, or they can result from too much coffee,
tea, alcohol, nicotine, or some medical drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAvoid stimulants such as tea or
coffee and cut down on nicotine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation
Techniques Biofeedback, where the person learns to monitor and control
their own bodily reactions, is the best help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach
Flower Remedies Rescue Remedy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Aconite
can help as a first aid measure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine
Hawthorn or valerian will help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture
An acupuncturist would treat the Heart meridian.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHypnotherapy This helps if palpitations are caused by an
emotional issue.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLemon Balm tea. Drinking Lemon
Balm tea is a good way to help relax your body as well as promote a good
nights rest. Since your body is the most functional when it is relaxed
and well rested this tea could be used during periods of extreme anxiety
or panic attacks.\n    \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Hernia<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nA hernia is the protrusion of an organ, or part of an organ,
through the wall of its containing cavity. This usually occurs as a
result of straining (for example, to empty the bowels, or when lifting
heavy objects), but it may be an inborn weakness. Symptoms include a
swelling in the groin or abdomen, and general debility.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHernias can be controlled by
wearing a truss - a padded belt that acts as a support. Surgery is the
only other option.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nProstatis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nInflammation of the prostate gland is usually caused by an
infection. Symptoms include a burning sensation or pain between the legs
when urine is passed, pain in the genital area, back, lower abdomen, or
inner thighs, and fever.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Cernilton (pollen extract marketed under the
name of Prostabrit) has an anti-inflammatory effect on prostatic
tissue.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Dandelion tea can help.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nProstate Enlargement<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEnlargement of the prostate gland is common in men over 50,
although young men can also suffer. As the prostate enlarges, it puts
pressure on the bladder and the urethra. This causes symptoms such as
passing urine more frequently than usual, having to get up often during
the night, weak, dribbling urine stream, and difficulty or delay in
passing water.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition A trained nutritionist might recommend zinc,
antiglan, protat, and cerniltlill (Prostabrit). Drink plenty of fluids;
cut out coffee. tea. and alcohol.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine
Use saw palmetto, fygeum, horsetail, and couch grass. The first two taken
together are particularly effective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture
Particular attention is paid to pressure points on the Bladder, Large
Intestine, Spleen, and Kidney meridians.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nInfertility<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe usual reason for
infertility is a low sperm count, or a complete absence of sperm,
resulting in failure of your partner to become pregnant after six
months.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExcessive
heat can reduce sperm production. Wear loose boxer shorts rather than
close-fitting under, wear; avoid saunas and long soaks in hot baths.
Splashing the testicles with cold water regularly each morning can raise
the sperm count significantly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and
Nutrition<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHigh-potency multivitamins and minerals
might be recommended; vitamin E can improve potency and fertility; zinc
may assist growth and development of the sexual organs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAutogenic Training This can help if the problem of infertility is
stress related in origin.\n \n     \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    <br />\r\n\nWhen we
speak of Chinese herbs, we are technically referring to herbs sourced
straight from China. Chinese herbs are commonly employed for Chinese
cooking but may also have medicinal properties that make them ideal to
use in Traditional Chinese Medicine too. There are a mind-boggling number
of the known Chinese herbs (more than three hundred, at last count) which
have reputedly been used in various ways for around 2000 years or so.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGenerally, Chinese herbs might either be boiled as a
hot tea for at least an hour for the patient to sip, or the Chinese herbs
could be incorporated into honey bound pills. The most common purpose for
using Chinese herbs is for their health benefits, since these Chinese
herbs can reportedly make the human body stronger when the herbs are
consumed. Chinese herbs which have developed a strong following are
Ginseng, salvia, rhubarb, rehmannia, peony, ephedra sinica, licorice,
hoelen, ginger, coptis, cinnamon bark, cinnamon, bupleurum, atractylodes,
astragalus, and Dong Quai. Among this list of commonly used Chinese
herbs, the one which many might be very familiar with is Ginseng (because
of the many commercial products that claim to use this herb as an
ingredient.) Much of the Ginseng being used for these commercial products
would be made up of the Red Panax ginseng variety which is more
affordable than the more highly prized Wild Ginseng variety.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThough not technically part of the Chinese herbs
category, there is what is known as American ginseng too, which was
employed by Native Americans for their own type of health care
treatments. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAre Chinese herbs safe to use? Those
who strongly believe in Traditional Chinese Medicine would probably be
very convinced that Chinese herbs are very effective, but anyone who is
trying out Chinese herbs for the first time (as part of Chinese cuisine
or as part of a Traditional Chinese Medicine program of treatment) should
always practice caution before ingesting any Chinese herbs. This is
because the Chinese herbs that might work for one person might not
necessarily work for another. More alarming is the prospect that certain
Chinese herbs might even be dangerous for some individuals to use,
especially if they happen to be allergic to those Chinese herbs, or if
the person is on some commercial drug preparation that might
contraindicate with some Chinese herbs. If you are planning to use
Traditional Chinese Medicine to complement your conventional medical
treatment program, you should always consult your physician first before
taking any Chinese herbs on your own. This is for your own protection.
Though admittedly various Chinese herbs (like ginger which even
Westerners are very familiar with in these modern times) are probably
safe to consume on a regular basis, many Chinese herbs are unfamiliar to
Western medical practitioners so it is prudent to incorporate such
Chinese herbs into your diet and medical treatment slowly – maybe even
one at a time – to observe the effects on your body.\n    \n   \n
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Shou wu wan (which is
also sold under the HairVive trademark) is a commercially prepared
product based on the ingredient known as He Shou Wu (which in Chinese
translates to “Mr. He Hair Black”). Shou wu wan is an herbal remedy
mainly used for hair regrowth purposes which was supposed to have been
used by a man named Mr. He who benefitted greatly from using this herbal
hair regrowth product. By using the Shou wu wan herbal product, Mr. He
was reputed to have become youthful looking again (because as any balding
man knows, hair loss can make one look much older than one actually
is.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nShou wu wan works by being absorbed into the
kidneys and the liver – from there, these vital organs can then work to
provide nourishment to specific parts of the body. The kidneys are said
to use the Shou wu wan ingredients to provide nutrients to the bones, and
bone marrow, replenish a decreasing semen count, stop graying of the hair
on your head, and basically control aging of men. The liver, on the other
hand, can employ the Shou wu wan ingredients to provide nourishment to
your head area, particularly the hair itself. Other side benefits from
using the Shou wu wan are to combat senility and extend the male
lifespan.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, one source does claim that the
Shou wu wan has been linked to some cases of liver dysfunction so you
need to be cautious as well about using the Shou wu wan product. These
liver dysfunction cases are deemed rare instances when male consumers
react to the Shou wu wan ingredients so you might want to place yourself
under the care of a good doctor while under Shou wu wan treatment.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHair loss is also known by the medical term alopecia.
Sixty percent of those who used the Shou wu wan are said to have regained
hair growth three months after they used the Shou wu wan product (based
on clinical testing results.) Animal test subjects (specifically aging
mice) displayed lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, lesser degree
of pathological changes in their brains, and advanced memory and learning
patterns after being treated with the Shou wu wan product.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe efficacy of the main ingredient He Shou Wu is said to be
greatly enhanced by the presence of 12 additional herbs in the same
product formulation. The manufacturer opted to include these 12 herbs
because He Shou Wu reportedly has less than optimal results when used on
its own.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe HairVive trademarked formulation of
Shou wu wan is said to contain an enhanced formulation of the
conventional Shou wu wan product, is manufactured in the US by
ActiveHerbs, and is said to be much more potent and stronger than other
Shou wu wan formulations. Basically, the Shou wu wan comes in the form of
pills that balding men have to consume every day. The number of pills you
have to take depends on which brand of Shou wu wan you will be
patronizing, but generally you will be asked to consume the full
prescribed dosage for the initial three months of treatment – after
which, you can then cut down on the dosage.\n \n    \n
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      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   When you hear about
Traditional Chinese Medicine, what is the first thing that pops into your
mind? Odd stuff in jars in dark smoky rooms where equally odd old men
mutter strange incantations in Chinese as they burn incense in a pot?
Actually, there may actually literally be such places and maybe they do
practice some form of Traditional Chinese Medicine too – but in these
modern times, Traditional Chinese Medicine can also mean medicine that is
practiced by even Western followers of the traditional ways of treating
patients as the Chinese have learned all these centuries. And for such
Western practitioners, Traditional Chinese Medicine may not mean burning
incense as well but rather keeping rather immaculate and clinical
treatment rooms where any modern patient would feel comfortable being
treated for whatever is ailing him.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOne part of
Traditional Chinese Medicine that many Westerners may have heard of is
acupuncture which is closely related to acupressure. Both acupuncture and
acupressure are based on the premise that throughout our body certain
points exist at which energy might be strongest. When the Traditional
Chinese Medicine practitioner finds some energy points to be “blocked”,
he might prescribe a round of acupuncture (meaning, sharp sterile needles
are inserted at such pressure points to release your vital energy that
has been blocked there), or simply press down on the pressure points in a
prescribed way so that the blocked energy finds itself flowing again
through your body and the ailment is relieved. Though some Westerners may
find this Traditional Chinese Medicine belief to be a bit strange, many
other Western medical practitioners now advocate these two Traditional
Chinese Medicine practices and may even use them in their own clinical
practice.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDepending on who you talk to,
Traditional Chinese Medicine may be considered either a form of
alternative medicine or a form of complementary medicine. Traditional
Chinese Medicine may be a type of alternative medicine in that you can
opt for Traditional Chinese Medicine practices rather than the
conventional Western style of medical treatment – thus you chose an
alternative. Traditional Chinese Medicine practices become complementary
medicine when you allow both a Western style of medical treatment and the
Traditional Chinese Medicine practices to be used side by side at the
same time when you are undergoing treatment for your ailment. It may be
easier to determine the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine when you
opt to have it by itself, rather than mixing it with other forms of
treatment. This is because the symptoms of your ailment might get
relieved under a complementary medicine type of treatment program so you
might get confused as to which treatment option really worked for you.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNot surprisingly, many people of Oriental lineage are
strong believers in Traditional Chinese Medicine and may eschew modern
ways of treatment so that they can favor Traditional Chinese Medicine
treatment options alone for themselves and their loved ones. Is this
good? It depends on the ailment – there are some ailments that modern
ways of treatment seem to have been very effective at treating (such as
cancer) for which there is little evidence that Traditional Chinese
Medicine can cure. If you want to be sure of getting well, you may want
to pursue Traditional Chinese Medicine only after modern scientific ways
of diagnosing an illness have failed to show what you are really ill
with. There is some evidence of a so-called placebo effect when
complementary medicine methods are used where modern treatment practices
have failed to give the desired cure.\n \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   <br />\r\n\nOne
Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that Westerners may find intriguing
is the breathing discipline called Qigong (also dubbed chi kung by
others.) This Traditional Chinese Medicine practice is related to the
concept of the role of your body energies play in influencing the actions
of your body in coordination with specified breathing patterns. In
Traditional Chinese Medicine, ailments may result when bodily energies
are trapped or constrained in a certain way and need to be released so
that your body remains in a state of balance or wellness. This
Traditional Chinese Medicine belief is related to the concept of Yin and
Yang, which is said to be integral to how the elements of the universe
are made up within your body – when Yin seems to be too strong, for
instance, then Yang becomes too weak. To achieve wellness, you need to
bring both Yin and Yang energies back into harmony within your body.
Qigong is the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that aims to
facilitate harmonization of your energies which seem to be (as the
Westerners put it) “out of whack.”<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nQigong as a
Traditional Chinese Medicine discipline may be a bit complicated for
Westerners to fathom since it is not a single body of knowledge practiced
by just one group of Chinese Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates.
There are estimated to be over 3,300 styles plus schools that propagate
this Traditional Chinese Medicine discipline nowadays. The commonality
between styles and schools is that they all advocate the role of qi or
chi in Traditional Chinese Medicine – meaning, your breathing can affect
how energy is distributed throughout your body and in connection, how
ailments can be relieved through proper breathing coupled with the right
body movements so that your body is brought back into harmony. The name
itself (Qigong) means qi (or breath) and gong (or the discipline itself)
– taken together, Qigong then is the art of adjusting your breathing to
achieve optimal health benefits.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt should not
surprise newcomers to Traditional Chinese Medicine that Qigong is closely
related to Oriental martial arts, where proper breathing is necessary to
achieve the right results. From a Western medical perspective alone,
Qigong is a pretty good Traditional Chinese Medicine discipline because
it has been scientifically proven that altering breathing patterns can
result in better stress reduction treatment and facilitates improved
exercise practices. Qigong can be likened to another Traditional Chinese
Medicine practice which is meditation (that incidentally is also integral
to some Oriental martial arts as well.) To believers in Qigong though,
this art of breath work goes much further than just Traditional Chinese
Medicine health benefits – it is their way to tap into their oneness with
the universe and even connect to those universal energies that they
believe all exist within us.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn the past, the
discipline of Qigong was a closely guarded secret of Oriental martial
arts practitioners and other believers in Traditional Chinese Medicine as
well. But now that the Orient and its secrets have been opened to Western
students as well, we may find this Traditional Chinese Medicine practice
is now being explored and even accepted by Western medical arts
practitioners too. Chinese hospitals have been advocating use of Qigong
practices as part of normal Traditional Chinese Medicine procedures in
treating their patients since year 1989 onwards. Even major Chinese
universities are now offering studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine
practices like Qigong to their students. And fortunately for Traditional
Chinese Medicine advocates, even the current government in China has
adopted Qigong as an integral component of the National Health Plan, thus
putting Qigong under formal government regulation. This allows
Traditional Chinese Medicine like the Qigong discipline to be practiced
openly rather than force advocates to practice Qigong in secret.\n   \n
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      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   Obsessions are
recurring thoughts or ideas that are distressing and frightening. Like
phobias, obsessions are irrational and uncontrollable and are rooted in
anxiety. Compulsions or rituals often follow, when sufferers cannot stop
themselves from taking particular actions or following particular
routines to ward off the imagined danger.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost
people experience mild obsessions - for example, the urge to check or
count things - but an obsessive person might not be able to leave the
house without going back countless times to check the door was locked.
Someone with an obsession about cleanliness might be compelled to wash
his or her hands hundreds of times a day.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDoctors
sometimes call this type of behavior \"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.\"
Performing a ritual means the sufferer feels better for a while but the
anxiety soon starts again and the ritual has to be repeated. Obsessions
and rituals interfere with daily life as they are very time consuming.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnything that helps
reduce anxiety and tension can help. Relaxation techniques are useful for
calming the body and mind. Some people find that sharing experiences and
information with other sufferers can help.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAddictions<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA person is addicted when they
are compelled to do any activity repeatedly and to depend on it. Smoking,
drinking, and taking drugs are well -known addictions, but people can
also be addicted to activities such as gambling, eating, or sexual
intercourse.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAddictions are normally classified as
psycho-logical dependence or physical dependence. Psychological
dependence involves powerful cravings for the activity, while physical
dependence induces physical symptoms when the object of the addiction is
withdrawn.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPsychotherapy, Counseling, and Self-Help Groups<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFor some treatments sufferers have to agree to stop the addiction
before therapy begins, while others concentrate on reducing the harm
being done to them. One of the best-known self-help groups for alcohol
addiction is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture
It is claimed that acupuncture can reduce a number of cravings, alleviate
pain, and hi sufferers to relax.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy,
Massage, Meditation, Yoga. and Hypnotherapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThese
can all help people cope with physical withdrawal symptoms by aiding
relaxation and improving general well-being. In all cases, strong
willpower is essential. It is also vital to take care not to replace one
source of addiction with another.\n      \n   \n                     \n
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Osteoporosis, or
\"brittle bones,\" occurs when the bone density is reduced, resulting in
thin, weak, and porous bones. The bone becomes thin due to a loss of
calcium, causing persistent backache, in the neck, rib, and hip area, The
back gradually becomes stooped, reducing height. The causes of
osteoporosis are varied, and include:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nmenopause,
when the female hormone estrogen is no longer produced (estrogen has a
protective effect on the bones)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ndeficiency in
calcium and vitamins C and D<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nmalabsorption<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nlong-term use of corticosteroids<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nrheumatoid arthritis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nimmobilization<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nlack of sunshine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIncrease
your intake of dark green, leafy vegetables, sesame seeds, fish, beans,
peas, dark blue-black berries, cherries, raspberries, citrus-rinds, and
colorful fruits. Reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates, fat, animal
products, and fizzy drinks. Dietary supplements include vitamins B6
100mg, folic acid 1mg, B12 1mg, calcium citrate 1g, and magnesium citrate
500 mg daily. An alternative treatment is natural progesterone cream,
with added vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture This can restore the balance of energy in the body
and provide relief from pain. Malabsorption may also be addressed.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNaturopathy Biochemic tissue salts Calc. fluor. and
Calc. phos. taken four times daily for four weeks.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage Aromatherapeutic massage, relaxation therapy, and shiatsu
may be useful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbalism Treatment may include the
following as teas: dong quai, false unicorn root, black cohosh, licorice,
and fennel.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy (Including Cranial) Gentle
techniques for joint mobility will maintain musculoskeletal integrity.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnkylosing Spondylitis (AS)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAS
is a degenerative rheumatic disease where spinal joints become inflamed,
stiff, and eventually fused. It develops slowly. Symptoms are usually
worse after rest and later may affect the chest, shoulders, hips, and
knees, spreading up to the neck in severe cases.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeek treatment from a registered
practitioner who will prescribe according to your specific symptoms and
constitution. Mobility delays fusion, and swimming and stretching may be
suggested.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTens (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation) This uses electrodes to block nerve impulses and to
stimulate the release of endorphins.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy
Epsom salt baths may be suggested, or adding aroma therapeutic oils to
the bathwater, including lavender, rosemary, and basil. Massage with
these oils may also relieve symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Treatment should be constitutional, but Arnica, Rhus tox. and Bryonia may
be appropriate short term remedies.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal treatment may consist of black
willow, devil\'s claw, and bogbean, taken as teas.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture and Osteopathy These can be helpful.\n     \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3077','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Good posture is an
effortless, non tiring stance that can be maintained for a long time.
Your posture can be a reflection of your body attitude. A curvature is
any deviation of the spine from its normal direction or position.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are two basic spinal curves, which can be
viewed from the side. When the posture is faulty, these curves become
exaggerated or reduced. Lordosis exists when the neck and lower back dips
in to display a -curve. Seen from behind, lordosis is an exaggerated
hollowing of the back. After time, this may result in a hollow, saddle,
or sway back. Kyphosis occurs when the curve dips in the opposite
direction, from the nape of the neck to the waist. Seen from behind,
kyphosis is an exaggerated rounding or hump. After time, this may result
in a humpback.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nViewed from the back, the shoulders
and pelvis should be parallel and the head in line above the tail,
displaying a straight vertical line. Scoliosis is a deviation from that
straight line, where the spine curves from its central axis from side to
side, resembling an S.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPoor posture results in a
multitude of symptoms, such as back pain, headaches, general breathing
and digestive difficulties, malaise, and feet problems.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCauses of bad posture include<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ntraining
(children copy parental posture)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nasymmetrical body
use (maintaining the same stance for long periods)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nfatigue (insufficient energy to maintain constant good body
posture)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npoor seating habits<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nillness (which may also cause fatigue and through that poor
posture)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npsychological problems (which are often
manifested as introverted posture and hunched shoulders)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nbirth abnormalities (such as dislocated hips)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\ndisease (such as polio and arthritis)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nmechanical faults (including problems with the back, pelvis,
knees, or feet).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe conditions that are causing the postural problems must always
be diagnosed and addressed in the first instance. When illness, disease,
or congenital defects have been ruled out, the following treatments may
be found appropriate.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlexander Technique This
will involve retraining with exercises. It is the most useful therapy for
longterm postural improvement.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition
Where energy problems or disease are at the root of the postural
problems, vitamin and mineral supplements may be appropriate.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy and Chiropractic The manipulanll therapies
are excellent for overall postural treatment and retraining.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFeldenkrais Treatment will involve the restoration of
natural energy flow, breathing, and less stressful patterns of
alignment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRolfing Structural treatment breaks the
cycle that can exist between pain/muscle tension/worse posture.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga This is appropriate for mental and physical
integration.\n   \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3078','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Pain is an unpleasant
sensation that ranges from mild discomfort to almost unbearable agony,
and can be acute or chronic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcute pain is short
term and can last from a few seconds to a few hours, days or weeks - for
instance, pain caused by injections, migraine, burns, and surgery. The
pain may be self-limiting, or it may act as a warning that something is
wrong and requires immediate treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChronic
pain is persistent, intractable pain that may worsen rather than improve
with time. Common examples are arthritic pain, backache, postherpetic
pain (after shingles, for instance), neuralgia, and phantom limb pain.
Many complementary medical techniques are useful for chronic pain, which
is usually more deep seated than acute and often more distressing,
because of its longevity. The prospect of long-term drug therapy to
control pain often tips the balance in favor of a decision to try
alternative medicine, for this is often gentler, less invasive, and has
fewer side effects.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nExercise helps to stimulate the endorphins, the body\'s natural
painkillers, and also provides distraction from pain. Even a brisk, ten-
minute walk can help, but do seek professional advice before undertaking
any exercise program.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPsychological Therapy Our
thoughts, feelings, and behavior have a considerable impact upon how much
pain we feel, regardless of the causes. If we are depressed or anxious,
pain is likely to affect us more; the more we dwell on it or encourage
others to treat all as ill, the worse it is likely to become.
Psychologists who specialize in pain-relief programs suggest that chronic
pain sufferers take up active hobbies or interests as a distraction from
it. They also advise positive thinking, whenever feelings of pain
threaten to overwhelm them.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe pain-relieving amino acid DL-phenylalanine
(DLPA), which is found naturally in foods such as nuts, cheese, avocados,
bananas, sesame, and pumpkin seeds, is available as a dietary supplement,
and has proved useful in treating pain. However, consult your physician,
since migraine victims and some sufferers of high blood pressure should
not use it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDifferent oils, either sprinkled in a bath or inhaled from a few
drops on a handkerchief, can ease various types of pain. For instance,
camphor, lavender, and sage can relax painful muscles. Lavender is also
analgesic, and is often used in the treatment of migraine. Bergamot,
camomile, and marjoram are used to relieve pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVisualization This is a technique that helps man people. Close
your eyes, relax, and choose an image you could believe would soothe your
pain, such as a warm golden glow that melts it away, or a gently flowing
stream that carries away. Use whatever works for you.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Pain generally feels worse when you are tired,
stressed, and tense, so practicing relaxation technique on a regular
basis should help to relieve it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage A
gentle massage can soothe many kinds of pain and relieve tension. Fear
and tension often contribute to the level of pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture Acupuncture is often used successfully to help
relieve conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and chronic migraine.
The principal approach is treatment of the meridians passing through the
painful area.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTens (Transcutaneous Electrial Nerve
Stimulation) This can relieve back, arthritic, musculoskeleta, cancer,
postoperative, labor, phantom limb, neuralgia, migraine, and sports
injury pains.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This has been known to
help relieve chronic arthritis if carried out daily.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy and Chiropractic These treatments may help
particularly musculoskeletal problems such as neck and shoulder pain,
backache, and sciatica.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlexander Technique Pain
that has its root in tension, or is exacerbated by tension, may be
relieved by this technique. Backache, arthritis, migraine, and other
problems can be successfully treated.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHypnotherapy, Autogenic Training, Healing, Yoga, and Meditation
Any of these disciplines may also be helpful in combating pain, since
they are all calming, de-stressing techniques.\n    \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3079','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Diet and Nutrition
Undertake a weight-loss diet; this encourages the body to take up
insulin. Change your diet by introducing high-fiber foods and cutting
down on sugar and fat. Replace saturated fats with mono saturated oils
such as olive oil.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nScientists are in the process
of creating \"functional foods\" specifically for diabetic control. These
contain natural, therapeutic ingredients that can help to lower swings in
blood glucose levels after meals. Guar gum, oat bran, and different
Nigerian beans are being studied, as well as plants such as \"karela\"
which is used in India.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome everyday foods - for
example onions, cabbage, potatoes, garlic, and fenugreek seeds - contain
natural plant chemicals that play a part in lowering blood glucose
levels. The problem is that very large amounts of these foods must be
consumed in order to provide this benefit. Research has shown that
supplements of evening primrose oil can be an effective treatment for
diabetic neuropathy and retinopathy, and that vitamin E supplements can
produce small improvements in metabolic control.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLiving With Diabetes The recommendations for a diabetic diet are
much the same as those for the rest of the population, but there are a
few extra rules that should be observed. Eat a high-fiber diet. Reduce
intake of sugar. Eat little but regularly. Maintain your ideal body
weight. Reduce fat intake.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation Therapies
Meditation, autogenic training, biofeedback, and hypnotherapy can all
help sufferers to regain a sense of control and promote well-being.
(Diabetes can be aggravated, or triggered, by stress.)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy Massage with essential oils can be useful for
healing wounds such as leg or foot ulcers. Oils for managing the
complications of diabetes include sage (circulation), orange blossom
(stress), lemon (circulation and high blood pressure), frankincense (skin
problems and stress), and lavender (to soothe). A bath oil containing
camphor, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lemon, and rosemary can help
balance secretions from the pancreas.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Homeopaths will prescribe to suit the individual case. Although remedies
can be prescribed to boost overall health and treat diabetic
complications, nothing can restore insulin-producing cells.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga Sessions of yoga have a positive impact on blood
glucose levels, blood pressure, and weight. Specific abdominal exercises
and yoga breathing are useful -consult your medical practitioner first
and then seek advice from a qualified Hatha yoga teacher.\n    \n     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3080','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    \n    \n   \n
            \n\n <p>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3081','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Pain may occur in
part or all of the leg, including the hip, thigh, knee, calf, and foot.
When pain is felt within the joint area itself (where two bones join) and
is accompanied by swelling, heat, or stiffness, there may be an
underlying condition, such as arthritis, or a musculoskeletal dysfunction
of the joint. When pain spreads diffusely into the leg, it may be spinal
or pelvic dysfunction or \"referred\" from the back.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHip Complaints<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHip complaints are
generally felt as pain in the groin, hip, or in the buttock, although it
may spread into the thigh and knee. Pain is usually worse when walking,
rising from a chair, and lying on the affected side and can be
exacerbated by warmth.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe causes of hip
complaints and associated pain are manifold and include arthritis and
previous joint distortion. Mechanical dysfunction of the pelvis, lower
back, or knees can also cause hip problems, and occasionally infection
may be at the root.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is vital to get sufficient rest, since strain exacerbates the
condition. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHydrotherapy Cold compresses may be used.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupressure This will reduce pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment will aim at balancing the energies.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlexander Technique Postural awareness exercises will
be taught.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChiropractic Spinal, hip, and pelvic
adjustments are common methods of treatent. A practitioner will look at
the problem of the whole person.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy The
following specific remedies may be suggested: Arnica 6c and Rhus tox.
6c.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy Specific work into the hip and its
surrounding structures, as well as the pelvis and spine, are the best
forms of treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRolfing Treatment consists of
expansion of the pelvis and postural integration.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage This should be firm and deep with Ruta grav and Arnica
creams, and camphor and ginger oils.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHousemaid\'s
Knee<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBursitis of the knee, or Housemaid\'s knee as
it is commonly called, is the inflammation of, and excess fluid over, the
kneecap, caused by repeated rubbing or pressure on the knees from
kneeling. The inflammation and fluid prevent the free movement of the
joint, causing pain, swelling, and heat.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nKnee pads should be worn while
kneeling, or a foam rubber mat used to reduce pressure on the kneecaps.
After the swelling subsides, exercise, within the limits of pain, is
recommended in order to strengthen the thighs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Vitamins A, C, and B complex may be
supplemented to reduce the severity of the condition and encourage the
body\'s healing processes.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Cold
compresses should be applied to the affected area when it becomes
inflamed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure and
Acupuncture A practitioner will address specific points.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChiropractic Specific joint adjustment, as well as adjustment of
the spine and pelvis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Comfrey and
slippery elm (used as poultices on the affected area) and infusions of
camomile and passionflower, taken internally.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies include Ruta grav. 6c, Arnica 6c,
and Bryonia 6c.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Local massage with Ruta
grav. cream, tiger balm, and ginger and lavender oils is recommended.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy This is useful for specific work into the
knee and its surrounding structures.\n \n     \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3082','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Bunions are painful,
swollen pads overlying the joint at the base of the big toe. They begin
as an inflammation of the joint, which swells so that the overlying skin
becomes red, hard, and sore. If left untreated, the ligaments in the toes
shorten, pushing them together in what often becomes a permanent
deformity. Bunions are caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes, but they can
be hereditary. Bunions can occur for a number of reasons, but a common
cause is wearing shoes that fit too tightly. They can also develop as a
result of inherited structural defect, injury, stress on your foot or
another medical condition. Often, treatment involves conservative steps
that may include changing your shoes, padding your bunion and wearing
shoe inserts. Severe cases of bunions may require surgery to relieve the
pain. Some of the symptoms of bunions include inflammation, swelling, and
soreness on the side surface of the big toe. Bunions can be related to
inflammation or to degenerative disease (e.g., osteoarthritis). They
cause redness, tenderness, and pain, and alter the normal position of the
first toe. \"Hallux abductovalgus\" (HAV) is a term that refers to the
hallux going away (abducting) from the midline of the body and twisting
so the inside edge touches the ground and the outside edge turns
upward.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCorns are painful wedges of hard skin that
result from excess pressure on the surface of the skin of the toes or the
soles of the feet. Corns are usually caused by wearing ill-fitting shoes,
but may also occur when shoes are worn without socks. They are most
common in people with high arches, because the arch increases the
pressure on the toes when walking.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is important to wear comfortable, professionally
fitted shoes, and to ensure that your feet are rested every day. A
circular corn pad can be worn to reduce pressure on the corn itself.
Consult a podiatrist for severe or recalcitrant cases.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Biochemic tissue salts for bunions include
Ferr. phos. and Kali mur.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage To treat
bunnions massage your toes with oil of peppermint, blended in a light
carrier oil, to stimulate the circulation and prevent swelling. Self-
mobilize the toe by gently pulling it and moving it around.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCorns may be massaged with warm oil to soften the
hardened skin before removal.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific
treatments may include Belladonna, Bryonia, Pulsatilla, and Ruta grav.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Footbaths with mustard, Epsom salts,
arnica, and oils of peppermint, lavender, camomile, and geranium will
relieve symptoms and discourage swelling.\n   \n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3083','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   This is a
surprisingly common condition, characterized by aching, pain, twitching,
pins and needles, and a burning sensation in legs. It tends to be worse
at night and after prolonged sitting, and is generally relieved by
movement. The cause of this syndrome is not known, although evidence
points to a possible iron deficiency, especially in women, and reduced
circulation to the nerves of the muscle fibers of the legs. Restless legs
syndrome is more common in pregnancy, middle age, smokers, and those with
a high caffeine intake.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nExercise, including walking, cycling, and swimming, will improve
circulation. Self-massage may help to discourage attacks.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIncrease your intake of
iron-rich foods, including dried fruits, leafy green vegetables, poultry,
fish, parsley, apricots, pumpkin seeds, and red meats. There is some
evidence that vitamin E has a therapeutic effect, and foods rich in this
vitamin include vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and wheat germ. Avoid tea
within two hours of meals (it inhibits the absorption of iron), and
reduce consumption of coffee, cola, and chocolate. Nat. sulf. (a
biochemic tissue salt) may be suggested by your nutritionist. A good
multivitamin and mineral supplement, including especially vitamins A, C,
E, and zinc, should be taken as preventive treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment will be aimed at all points of the leg, and
at energy balance.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine All treatment
is individually tailored, and will be constitutional but one of the
following herbs, taken as teas, may be suggested: valerian, verbena,
ginger, oats, limeflower, and horse chestnut.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Until constitutional treatment is received, try
Causticum 30c, and Zinc 6c. Osteopathy Your osteopath will improve body
mechanics, and nerve and blood flow. Massage Deep massage, massage for
relaxation, rolfing, and shiatsu are all appropriate for treating this
syndrome, providing symptomatic relief and frequently curing it
completely.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFoot Problems<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThere are a large number of bones and muscles in the feet, and
there are, subsequently, a correspondingly large number of complaints
that can affect them. Injury, sprains, poor posture arthritis are
responsible for the majority of foot problems, causing pain and
dysfunction in the ankle, with subsequent difficulty in walking.\n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3084','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Strains and sprains
are usually caused by a wrench, and cause pain, increased by movement or
by putting weight on the foot. There will be swelling and perhaps
bruising. There may also be damage to the ligaments. Consult a medical
practitioner to check that you have not sustained a small fracture if the
pain persists for more than a week.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEnsure that the foot is rested for a period each day.
Recovery will be enhanced by gently exercising the ankle with a
wobbleboard, moving the foot in a circular fashion, and stretching the
calves.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Ferr. phos., a
biochemic tissue salt, is recommended for sprains. Hydrotherapy Contrast
bathing with hot and coin compresses is recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture and Acupressure Stimulation of the relevant points
will be undertaken. Herbal Medicine Your herbalist may suggest a poultice
of turmeric, comfrey, and/or ginger. Homeopathy Specific remedies include
Arnica 30c, taken as soon as possible after the injury, and then every
hour. Take Rhus tox. 6c, and Ruta grav. 6c four times daily.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsterpathy Treatment will be aimed at specific
mobilization of the ankle and foot, and integration of the leg with the
trunk and pelvis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDropped Aches/Foot Pain<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGeneral foot pain, which is not the result of injury,
is usually felt in the middle of the foot and can be caused by excess
strain on the foot itself, either from over-weight, or from standing or
walking for long periods of lime. Calluses, bunions, and corns may
contribute to discomfort. Foot pain can lead to postural problems, and
cause the muscles of the calves to ache.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFallen
arches occur when the raised arch of the sole descends, so that the
entire foot is flat against the gronnd (flat feet). This condition may be
congenital \\some people are born with flat feet, and in others, the arch
does not develop properly, or the result of weight gain, ill-fitting
shoes, or weakened muscles in the foot.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExercise is recommended,
including picking up items with the toes, and rocking on the foot, from
heel to toe.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Hot footbaths with
essential oils of eucalyptus and rosemary should be alternated with cold
footbaths with a few drops of essential oil of peppermint added to
them.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist
for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Deep massage on the foot, calves, and
upper legs will relieve symptoms and stimulate the muscles. Osteopathy
Cranial osteopathy can be used to correct undeveloped arches in babies
and children. Chiropractic Adults should see a chiropractor for specific
joint mobilization.\n \n     \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Inflammatory Bowel
Disease covers a number of bowel disorders. It can describe colitis,
which affects the colon, or regional enteritis (known as Crohn\'s
disease), which affects the small intestine. The cause of IBD is still
unknown. There may be several factors, such as genetic predisposition,
infectious agent, and auto-immunity involved in its pathogenesis. The
extraintestinal manifestations which may accompany these disorders, such
as arthritis, pericholangitis may suggest auto-immune phenomena and that
therapeutic agents, such as corticosteroids may exert their effects
through immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe cause of colitis,
an inflammation of the large intestine, is not properly understood,
although a lack of fiber in the diet is thought to be partly to blame.
Symptoms of this illness include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and sometimes
blood or mucus in the motions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Follow a wholefood diet with
plenty of brown rice, fruit (stewed apples especially), and vegetables.
As colitis can sometimes be caused by allergies to certain common foods -
milk products and cereals such as wheat or oats, for example - cut them
out of your diet for at least two weeks to see if there is any
improvement. Eat plenty of garlic or, if you do not like it, take garlic
capsules.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine
Slippery elm to reduce inflammation is often prescribed. Homeopathy
Podophyllum 6c and Arsenicum alb. 6c are particularly helpful.
Acupressure and Acupuncture Both of these can be effective.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCrohn\'s Disease<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCrohn\'s
disease is caused by recurrent inflammation of the small intestine. The
digestive system can also become damaged, reducing its ability to absorb
nutrients from food. Symptoms of the disease include pain, fever,
diarrhea, and weight loss.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques Yoga, meditation, and
biofeedback can reduce stress, which often plays a major role in this
disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Essential oil of lavender is
particularly beneficial. Massage This, together with regular exercise, is
very beneficial. Herbal Medicine Slippery elm is recommended, alternated
with astringent teas such as agrimony.\n      \n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3086','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Irritable Bowel
Syndrome, or IBS, is also known as irritable or spastic colon, and there
is no real understanding of why it exists, although it seems to occur
when the muscles that line the walls of the intestines and the colon, go
into spasm. The muscles contract for no apparent reason, causing pain and
diarrhea alternating with constipation. Other symptoms include a cramping
pain in the abdomen, swelling, general malaise and lethargy, back pain,
and often, excessive wind. Symptoms can subside and even disappear for
long periods of time, but many sufferers continue to experience symptoms
recurrently throughout their lives. It is a chronic, irritating, and
uncomfortable condition, but it is not life-threatening and the symptoms
can be reduced in many cases by proper treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is estimated that about 30 percent of people in the West has
suffered from IBS at some stage, and 13 percent of those do so
regularly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIBS appears to be brought on and
exacerbated by anxiety, stress, and nervous problems. Symptoms often
appear worse during menstruation. Other causal factors include food
intolerance.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOrthodox medical treatment has been
largely unsuccessful in the treatment of IBS. Antispasmodic drugs are
often recommended but in many cases they are ineffective. The best way of
controlling the condition is by reducing and learning to cope with
stress, and by eating a diet that does not exacerbate the condition.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition
Research shows that eating more fiber, in the form of oats, dried beans,
peas, fresh fruit and vegetables, can greatly reduce the symptoms of IBS,
but improvement may take months rather than weeks. Also, bear in mind
that wheat bran, often prescribed as the standard treatment for IBS, can
actually make the condition worse for some sufferers. Eat plenty of
natural, unsweetened live yogurt or take daily supplements of
Lactobacillus acidophilus to boost the levels of healthy bacteria in the
digestive system.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDifferent food combinations can
cause IBS symptoms in different individuals: keep a detailed record of
everything you eat and drink, and of all bowel movements and their
consistency.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCounseling and
Hypnotherapy Both have been shown to be very effective in reducing the
symptoms. Hypnotherapy has a particularly good record.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage, Relaxation Techniques (Including Yoga, Meditation, and
Biofeedback) All these therapies are beneficial. Herbal Medicine A
soothing tea of camomile, peppermint, and fennel is recommended.
Herbalists may prescribe cramp bark, golden seal, wild yam, and
licorice.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEssential oils of peppermint or sassafras help relaxation and
reduce painful spasms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture This can be
beneficial in helping to relieve IBS.\n \n    \n                      \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3087','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    The Digestive and
urinary systems are the body\'s power plant and its waste-disposal
mechanism. The digestive system (also called the bowel) begins at the
mouth and ends at the anus. At the top, food enters the mouth where it is
chewed and combined with saliva, which has enzymes to begin the breakdown
of the food into useful components. It passes into the digestive tract,
where more juices break the food into proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
and pass it into the stomach.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome substances
(water, salts, glucose, alcohol, and certain drugs) are absorbed directly
into the system from the stomach. Most food, however, is transformed by
the acidic gastric juices of the stomach into a substance called chyme.
Chyme passes from the stomach via the duodenum into the small intestine,
where it is bathed in bile from the gall bladder and juices from the
pancreas. Powerful muscular contractions (peristalsis) push the chyme
along the small intestine, and as it proceeds more digestive juices and
enzymes break it down into fats, carbohydrate, and proteins. These are
absorbed into the bloodstream through the walls of the small intestine.
From the bloodstream they pass to the liver, which is very important in
the digestive process, storing sugar, fats, and proteins, and creating
bile. The liver is also responsible for neutralizing toxins such as
alcohol and drugs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBy the time the chyme reaches
the colon (large intestine), all that is left of it is indigestible
roughage and water. The water is absorbed back into the bloodstream
through the intestinal walls. The main function of the large intestine is
to reclaim water from food. The bulky remains are passed into the rectum
as feces, and from here they are expelled as a bowel movement.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe function of the urinary system, which composed of
the kidneys and bladder together with their connecting tubes, is to
maintain the body\'s internal balance of water and salts. It is also
responsible, for filtering the blood and expelling excess waste and waste
products. The kidneys also playa vital role in removing toxins and
secreting important hormones. The kidneys are made up of nephrons, which
are responsible for filtering out the smaller molecules from the blood,
including water, glucose, and waste products. The kidneys have an
impressive blood supply - more than 300pt/150l of blood passes through
them each day to form the 2pt/1l of urine that the body produces daily.
Urine formed in the kidneys passes down the ureters and is stored in the
bladder until it is convenient to empty it. The bladder drains through
the urethra. In the female, the urethra is about 1 1/2in/4cm long but it
is 10in/25cm long in males. The bladder is a fibrous organ that stretches
as it fills with urine. When it reaches its capacity it sends a message
to the brain, which acknowledges that water should be passed.\n      \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3088','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    The body\'s breathing
system is known as the respiratory system and is, with the heart and
blood supply, probably the most important system in the body. When
working properly it provides us with the oxygen we need to survive and
removes carbon dioxide we do not need. The human body can go without food
for weeks, without water for days - but without oxygen from the air we
breathe we cannot last more than a few minutes.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOf
all the muscles in the body, the muscles we use to breathe are the only
ones over which we have dual control; that is, they can work both
automatically and voluntarily. In healthy people, breathing in and out
happens automatically but, when necessary, we can also control it. We do
this, for example, to avoid inhaling smoke and fumes, when singing, or
when swimming under water.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHow We Breathe<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe respiratory system is made up of the rib cage and
intercostal muscles, the diaphragm - a sheet of muscle between the chest
and stomach - and the respiratory tract, which comprises the airways and
lungs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhen we breathe, the muscles in the thorax
that link the ribs contract, pulling the ribs up and out. The diaphragm
pulls the chest cavity down, and together these two processes cause the
lungs to expand. Cold air is drawn in through the nose where it is warmed
and then taken down into the lungs. When enough air has been inhaled
successfully (which is called inspiration), the muscles and diaphragm
relax and the air is exhaled as the lungs compress (called expiration).
Then the diaphragm contracts once more and the cycle begins again.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhen the air passes through the nose it enters the
trachea (the windpipe) and the bronchi, Which are small airways that run
through each lung.These bronchi become smaller and smaller, eventually
taking the form of bronchioles, which end as tiny air sacs called
alveoli. The alveoli are linked to blood capillaries, which exchange
oxygen and carbon dioxide at a very quick rate.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOn
average we take about 12 breaths per minute, and that rate is controlled
by the body according to its needs at a particular point in time. If
there is too carbon dioxide and too little oxygen, the rate of
respiration will increase and the body will gulp or gasp for air. This
may, for example, occur during strenuous exercise, an asthma attack, or
in fright. When the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide return to normal,
breathing returns to its normal rate of respiration.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nWhen we are stressed, we may breathe at an accelerated rate.
Rapid breathing is a general response to stress, and it leads to overall
tension of the muscles and eventually dizziness, faintness, and a
sensation of pins and needles caused by metabolic changes in the body.
Overbreathing causes the concentration of carbon dioxide in the alveoli
of the lungs to fall, leading to a buildup of alkali in the bloodstream
and tissue fluid. This alkalosis produces the symptoms outlined above.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhen we breathe normally, and efficiently, we use our
diaphragm, which contracts and becomes flat, increasing the space in the
chest into which the lungs can expand. When lungs are able to expand to
their full capacity, all residual carbon dioxide is expelled and more
oxygen can be inhaled. Many adults have to relearn breathing because of
lifelong bad habits.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA variety of disorders -
physical injury, infections, viruses, allergies, and diseases - can
disrupt and endanger the normal breathing processes.\n    \n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3089','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    In the Western world,
good, clean food is in ready supply, and there is no real reason why
anyone of us should suffer from malnutrition - which is the result of
inadequate nutritional intake. However, failure to understand the
changing needs of our bodies, for instance, in pregnancy, illness, and as
we grow older, land the dismaying lack of nutrition available in our food
due to environmental factors, means that cases of malnutrition are on the
increase in richer countries. The great Western diet has come up short
for many people.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe links between diet and
disease are not fully understood as yet, but we do know that malnutrition
can cause pathological illness affecting all parts of the body. Some of
the most common effects of malnutrition are:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n-
heart disease and circulatory problems as a result of obesity<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- normal headaches or migraine<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n- night blindness, from a vitamin A deficiency<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n- bleeding gums, loose teeth and general fatigue resulting from a
lack of vitamin C (the body does not store vitamin C and daily
requirements vary from person to person)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- anemia
from insufficient iron<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- lack of motor function in
the legs, painful feet, numbness, lesions in the spinal cord, and
neurological disease, may all be the result of vitamin B deficiency<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- digestive disorders, including diarrhea, nausea,
cramps, IBS, pain, and piles, may be a result of inadequate diet<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- rashes, itching, allergies, sensitivities and other
skin problems may be the result of vitamin deficiencies<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n- loss of hair, or dry, dull hair reflects deficiency in some
area of the diet<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- insufficient fluid causes
stones to form in the kidneys; excess fat causes them to form in the
gall-bladder (gallstones)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- enlargement of the
thyroid may be the result of an iodine deficiency<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n- defective bone growth in children due to lack of vitamin D, a
component of fish, milk, and eggs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n- softening of
the bones and early osteoporosis may be a result of a calcium and vitamin
D deficiency, becoming increasingly common in the West where they are in
adequate supply.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3090','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Most People
experience depression at some point in their lives. It can be a normal
part of grieving for some-body who has died, for example, or at the end
of a relationship, or when your life changes in some way.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMany people have times when they feel bad about themselves or
dissatisfied with some aspect of their lives. Mild depression need not
affect normal day-to-day life, but things seem more of a struggle and
less worthwhile. In the case of severe depression, sufferers may feel in
total despair or suicidal. In such cases a physician should be consulted.
Alternatively, you can contact appropriate telephone help-line
services.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of depression may include
waking in the very early hours or sleeping for longer than usual, over
-or underrating, increased use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, social
withdrawal, \"negative\" thinking, difficulty concentrating or making
decisions, irritability, impatience, and loss of sex drive.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnything that
improves self -image or helps sufferers to understand and cope with their
feelings is acceptable.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Jasmine and
bergamot oils are uplifting and refreshing, while lavender is calming and
relaxing. Use a few drops in the bath, on a handkerchief, with water in a
burner, or mixed in almond oil for performing a massage.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage Whether performed by a friend or qualified practitioner
this can help you feel better.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach Flower
Remedies Use Gorse for despair and hopelessness, Elm for a feeling of
being unable to cope and Larch for lack of confidence. Remedies should be
diluted with water.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColor Therapy Color
affects our mood and behavior. Many people already know their color
\"preferences.\" A color therapist can help identify colors that may work
therapeutically for you.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExpression Therapies Art,
drama, or music therapy can help you express feelings that may have
become buried by using your creative talents.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCranial Electrical Stimulation This therapy can in many cases
bring sufferers out of their depression within two weeks.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTalking Treatments Counseling can help yon find solutions to your
current problems, while psychothrapy can help you come to terms with past
events. Cognitive therapy can help depressed people overcome negative
thinking and lack of motivation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPostnatal
Depression<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAfter the birth of a baby it is common
for some mothers to suffer a period of mild depression, sometimes called
the \"baby blues.\" This can last from a few hours to a few days.
Postnatal depression begins later and lasts longer than a few days. It
affects around one in six new mothers and seems to be caused by the
extensive changes in hormone levels after childbirth.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of postnatal depression include tearfulness and
hopelessness, inability to cope, guilt, anxiety, panic, inability to
concentrate, hostility to partner, sleep problems, loss of sex drive. The
most severe form of postnatal depression - puerperal psychosis - is rare,
affecting one in 500 women. Sufferers can become manic or deluded and out
of touch with reality. If this happens a physician should be contacted as
soon as possible.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAdequate rest is important, but is difficult with a small baby.
It is important to take some time out, even if it is only ten minutes
with your feet up. Support from friends and family, and contact with
other mothers can help in practical and emotional ways.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Eating regularly is important. Vitamin B6 and
a good multivitamin and mineral supplement may help.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCounseling Supportive counseling can help you explore your
feelings and look at coping strategies.\n     \n   \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Skin Forms a
remarkable protective barrier against the outside world, helping to
regulate temperature and fluid balance, keeping out harmful germs and
chemicals, and offering natural protection against sunlight. It grows
hair, sweats, produces oil for self-lubrication, and gives an accurate
perception of touch, heat, cold, and pain, as well as the more complex
sensations such as tickle, itch, and pressure.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSkin caliber varies in different body sites, from the thin,
delicate tissue of the eyelid, to the thick, hard padding of the heel.
Some sites have particular characteristics - luxuriant hair growth on the
scalp, sweating in the armpits, highly-tuned touch discrimination in the
fingertips - yet the basic structure of the skin is the same everywhere,
although its actual thickness varies between different physical types.
Redheads, for example, have considerably thinner skin than brunettes,
and, consequently, their skin often reacts with more sensitivity.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe outer of the three skin layers, the epidermis,
comprises the skin surface of dead \"horny\" cells, and underlying
\"prickle\" cells, which move upward to replace them as they are shed
(around 90 percent of household dust is dead skin cells). The epidermis
also contains melanocytes, cells that secrete melanin, the pigment
responsible for varying skin color. Melanin production is stimulated by
sunlight: in white races this creates a tan, which offers some protection
against further exposure to the sun\'s ultraviolet rays.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nUnder the epidermis is the middle layer, or dermis, a bulky
fibrous and protein layer containing hair follicles, sweat, and sebaceous
(oil-producing) glands, and specialized sensory receptors for conveying
information about touch, temperature, and pain. Mast cells in the dermis
respond to physical or chemical damage by releasing histamine, a
substance leading to allergic responses.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFinally
there is a layer of subcutaneous fatty tissue that gives the skin its
feeling of softness and plumpness and acts as insulation against the
cold. The blood vessels supplying nourishment to the outer skin layers
are carried in this layer.\n \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3092','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Diabetes is caused by
a deficiency of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas and necessary
for converting glucose to energy. There are two types of diabetes - Type
I and Type II.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiabetes is largely considered a
disease of affluence, a product of the Western diet. Genetic factors are
also important. Type II diabetes, for instance, is usually associated
with obesity and can often be cured simply by medically supervized
dieting and weight loss.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nType I diabetes is the
more serious form. It is an autoimmune disease triggered when
insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are attacked and destroyed. The
only treatment is daily injections of insulin, but people with diabetes
must also pay attention to their diet, following a pattern of healthy
eating and regular exercise. Uncontrolled and untreated Type I diabetes
can result in a life-threatening coma. It is essential to seek specialist
advice.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWith Type II diabetes a certain amount of
insulin is produced, but the body is unable to use it properly, making it
less effective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiabetes tends to run in families,
although not all members who carry the gene will go on to acquire the
disease. It is more common to develop Type II than Type I. In addition to
hereditary factors, damage to the pancreas may cause diabetes,
particularly by viruses (such as mumps or rubella).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOther factors that may cause the disease in susceptible people
are<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npregnancy - this is called gestational
diabetes and is more common if previous babies have weighed upward of
9lb/4kg at birth; urine tests during prenatal checks will show high
levels of glucose, and you will be given a glucose tolerance test;
positive cases will require dietary changes under medical supervision, or
in the more severe instances, insulin treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOther illnesses, including diseases of the pancreas,
thyrotoxicosis and hyperthyroidism treatment of existing conditions with
corticosteroids.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms of diabetes include:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfrequent urination and thirst<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nlethargy and apathy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nweight loss<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nlowered resistance to infection (particularly urinary
tract infections)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ncramps<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nblurred vision<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nmenstrual problems.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLonger-term complications include:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nscarring of the retina<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ndamage to the
peripheral nerves<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nchronic kidney failure<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\natherosclerosis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nassociated
disorders of the thyroid.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSpecial Note on Coma<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is important in diabetes to distinguish between
diabetic coma and hypoglycemic coma.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHypoglycemic
(low blood sugar) coma occers as a result of taking too much insulin, or
of not following insulin with enough sugar or carbohydrate. As the food
and insulin levels become quickly out of balance, sweating, erratic and
often violent behavior very quickly results, followed by coma - usually
within 15 to 30 minutes. This reaction is known as \"a hypo\" and can be
corrected just as quickly by taking in sugar, preferably as glucose, in
food or drinks.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiabetic coma is much more
serious, and requires immediate medical help. The causes of this kind of
coma are a buildup of acids (ketones), and metabolic poisoning as a
result of having too little insulin in the body for too long. The
condition causes rapid breathing and dehydration, followed by life-
threatening coma if not checked.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe key to successful treatment of both types of
diabetes is in maintaining the correct balance between food and insulin.
There is no cure, either conventional or alternative, but research in the
United States has shown that careful control of blood sugar levels can
reduce the risk of diabetic complications by as much as 60 percent.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nResearch shows that the blood sugar levels of
diabetics can best be controlled by a high-fiber, high-carbohydrate, low-
fat diet. In the past, carbohydrate content comprised about 40 percent of
the energy intake, but this has now been altered so that at least 50
percent of total energy intake is drawn from carbohydrates. Evidence has
also shown that blood sugar levels do not rise as rapidly when a high-
fiber diet is eaten. Because high-fiber foods take longer to digest, the
increase in blood sugar is slower and more monotonous and the diabetic
does not have to contend with a sudden increase such as that supplied by
refined sugars in fizzy drinks, for instance, or candies.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nType I Diabetes<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe only treatment is
daily injections of insulin, but people with diabetes must also pay
attention to their diet, following a pattern of healthy eating and
regular exercise. Several alternative therapies can help, but you always
should consult a qualified practitioner.\n    \n   \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   <br />\r\n\nFor those
who have never had substance abuse problems or family members who are
addicts, consider yourselves lucky. Millions of families face the dark
cloud of drug addiction via someone they love on a daily basis. The
decision to get treatment, if not made by the addict, may very well have
to be made by their loved ones. After all, the scope of drug addiction
can have a reverberating effect on everyone who surrounds the addict.
Consequences, if not dealt with directly, are apt to double in severity
later on. However, once the decision to seek addiction treatment is
arrived at, all parties involved can take comfort in knowing that their
dedication will not go unrewarded. The path of healing has been laid
out.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGood drug rehab centers have an array of
resources that facilitate not only physical recovery from addiction--but
the emotional and mental healing that is necessary as well. Some addicts
complete drug rehab successfully, and then find that they\'re unable to
function in civil society because they lack the skills needed to lead a
sober life. Some treatment centers emphasize job and education
continuation so that addicts will return to these environments with ease
once they leave the program. Alcohol and drug rehab centers are also
effective in that they come complete with a support system, not only of
medical and psychological specialists, but of peers who are recovering
right along with you. Having these support systems will help recovering
addicts learn how put themselves in healthy and sober social circles,
rather than returning to the groups of people who enabled them before
they sought treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOnce substance abuse
reaches a certain degree of severity, you can be sure that there will be
little chance of recovery if the addict is left to go it alone. The road
to recovery has some treacherous terrain that can prove impassable if
there\'s no help along the way. Once an addict can make the decision to
seek treatment and muster the dedication to follow it through, the
healing process will come much more easily. The support system that will
be provided by a good drug rehab facility will be leaps and bounds better
than anything you\'ll find on the streets. Extreme addiction makes the
addict\'s complete removal from their daily life absolutely necessary.
Once that tough decision is reached, the addict can be certain that they
are in good hands to the very end.<br />\r\n\n\n    \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br /><br
/>\r\nWritten by Melissa Bryson. Sober College is a young adult <a
target=\"_blank\" href=”http://www.sobercollege.com”>drug rehab
center</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=”http://www.sobercollege.com”>substance abuse treatment center</a>
located in California. More information available at<a target=\"_blank\"
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3094','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Diseases of the heart
and blood vessels (particularly the arteries) are not only the single
biggest cause of death in the modern world, particularly the Western
world, but the most preventable.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTogether they
kill almost as many people as all other diseases together, including
cancer, particularly in northern Europe and North America.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMost heart and arterial disease is caused by poor eating and
living habits (including smoking), stress, lack of exercise and excess
weight. More than half the people who are overweight die of heart disease
or related problems such as stroke, for example, while in most Western
countries an increasing number of quite young people, even teenagers, are
suffering from advanced arterial disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYet both
conditions seem to be almost unknown among primitive societies - which is
why they are often called \"the classic diseases of civilization\" and
why they are variously estimated to be about 95 percent preventable.
Recent research, particularly in the United States, has shown that the
same factors that can cause disease can also reverse it if turned
around.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBalanced diet, exercise, relaxation, and
healthy living generally have now been shown to be capable of unclogging
arteries and reenergizing the heart. For this reason, alternative
medicine has moved to the forefront in many countries in the treatment of
heart and arterial disease, and could become more important than
conventional management drugs in the years ahead.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHeart, blood vessels, and blood make up the circulai system,
which circulates blood around your body.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBlood
carries oxygen from the air to \"fuel\" the cells, nutrients to feed the
body, and other chemicals, such as hormones, essential for the body\'s
function, repair, and maintenance as well as protection against
disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPoor Circulation<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe heart pumps the blood, arteries carry it from the heart, and
veins return it to the heart. Normally, the heart pumps about 10pt/51 of
blood per minute around the body. However, if the blood flow is
restrictead for some reason, circulation is slowed down. Poor circulation
occurs mainly in the elderly and most often affects the areas farthest
from the heart. Medically the condition is known generally as peripheral
ischemia and can result in a wide range of symptoms, from cold hands and
feet and cramp, to gangrene in extreme cases, where an area of tissue
dies and starts to decay. Poor circulation is usually the result of the
combined effect of a less healthy heart and narrowed and hardem arteries,
normally as a result of age. Smoking is the most common cause but it can
also be a concomitant symptom of diabetes, infection, long exposure to
cold.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment
should concentrate on stopping smoking and increasing the supply of blood
to the area by helping the blood vessels to expand and the heart to pump
more effectively. Improvement in the quality of the blood, particularly
its red cell count, should also be sought.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage
This is a good way to stimulate the circulation in any condition. Do not
massage directly over injuries (cuts, bruises, or breaks), inflamed veins
(phlebitis), varicose veins, or tumors. Alternatives to massage are
reflexology and aromatherapy with black pepper and rosemary essential
oils.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHypnosis/Biofeedback Temperature biofeedback
training may help to raise the temperature of the extremities.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition In addition to a generally healthy
diet, eat plenty of oily fish such as mackerel, herring, salmon, and
tuna. Food supplements recommended are vitamin A, C, E, selenium, zinc,
manganese, and the essential fatty acids EPA and GLA.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHerbal Medicine The following herbs are widely believed to act as
tonics on the blood: garlic, hawthorn berries (crataegus), echinacea,
ginger, cayenne, chili and black pepper, prickly ash, and hops.\n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3095','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Raynaud\'s Disease
(or syndrome)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is an uncommon condition caused
by nervous spasm in the small arteries, especially of the fingers,
resulting in their going cold, white, and often numb. It most often
affects young women. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhat are the symptoms of
Raynaud\'s?<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIcy cold feet, hands, toes, fingers,
less commonly nose and ears, sometimes with pain and numbness. Skin color
changes of white/blue/red as peripheral blood flow is reduced by the
spasmodic contraction of the muscles in the blood vessel walls (the
digits are usually affected), tissues become starved of oxygen
(cyanosis), and blood flow returns (rubor).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nKeep affected parts well-covered
in cold weather and avoid drinking coffee and smoking since both
constrict blood vessels.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And Nutrition Eat
iron-rich food and cut out tea, which inhibits iron absorption.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine Cinnamon twigs and
angelica are recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Arsenicum
alb. 6c, Pulsatilla 6c, and Carbo veg. 6c can be helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChilblains<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChilblains are caused by
exposure of extremities such as fingers, ears, nose, and, especially,
feet and toes to cold and damp, causing the skin to become tender,
painful, and intensely itchy. People with sensitive skin or poor
circulation are most vulnerable, especially those who smoke (nicotine
reduces circulation in the skin).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment involves symptomatic relief using herbal
medicines such as Chilli & Comfrey Cream and Ginger to promote peripheral
blood flow. Supplementary Rutin along with Bilberry and Horse Chestnut
are all excellent long-term treatments vital to improve the condition of
the blood vessel walls and thus the efficiency of the circulation
generally.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Rub in calendula
(marigold) ointment if the skin is broken.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine Herbs said to help are cinnamon
twigs, red sage, ginger, and angelica.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNaruropathy
Stimulate circulation by putting affected feet or hands first into warm
water for half a minute and then into cold water. Repeat for about 15
minutes. Spread a paste of honey and glycerin mixed with egg white and
flour on the affected part, bandage, and leave for 24 hours.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Take extra vitamin C, E, and B
complex, and also increase your calcium intake.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Tamus 6c ointment, Rhus tox. 6c, Agaricus 6c,
Petroleum 6c, and Carbo veg. 6c may be recommended.\n     \n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3096','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Problems with teeth
and gums should not be ignored, as they may be symptoms of underlying
disease. Bleeding gums can indicate vitamin deficiency. Ulcers or
infections in the mouth, if left untreated, can lead to problems in the
digestive system.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHalitosis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHalitosis is bad breath, possibly caused by tooth decay, inflamed
gums (gingivitis), or digestive disorders.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment Herbal Medicine<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChewing parsley
and drinking peppermint tea sweeten the breath and neutralize odors.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy There are a large number of specific
remedies to deal with bad breath, including Nux vomica, when the breath
smells sour, especially after a stomach upset; Mercurius, when the breath
and sweat are offensive, and the tongue is yellow and furry; Pulsatilla,
after eating fatty food.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGingivitis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThis is a bacterial infection of the gums caused by a buildup of
plaque. Symptoms include sore, bleeding gums. Occasionally gingivitis is
caused by vitamin deficiency, drugs, or blood disorders. Avoid the
condition by cleaning your teeth regularly and using dental floss.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Remedies
include Mercurius, when the gums are found to be spongy and the breath is
bad; Kreosotum, when the gums are red, inflamed, and swollen, and are
bleeding easily with the roots of the teeth exposed; and Natrum mur.,
when the gums are swollen, bleeding, and there are mouth ulcers and also
a taste of pus in the mouth.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral Thrush<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral thrush is small white patches inside the mouth,
lips, tongue, and gums caused by a fungal infection, candida. It is most
common in the young and elderly, and in the immunosuppressed. Oral
steroids, long illnesses and antibiotics may also encourage
infestation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStarve this fungal infection by
temporarily excluding sugars and refined carbohydrates from the diet.
Adding garlic, olive oil, and live yogurt containing acidophilus to the
diet will help kill the infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine
For immediate relief, use natural mouthwashes containing aloe vera,
myrrh, or marigold.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConstitutional treatment is advisable but specific remedies may
include Borax, to be used at the beginning of an attack; Capsicum, when
the patches are hot and sore; Natrum mur., when there are cold sores on
the lips; and Arsenicum alb., when there are mouth ulcers.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMouth Ulcers<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThese are painful yellowish,
round or oval spots inside the mouth. They are often a sign of being run
down or under stress but can be caused by injury to the tongue and mouth,
or by hot or acidic foods. In some cases they are caused by food
allergy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Mouthwashes containing marigold, myrrh, and thyme are healing,
or rub aloe vera gel over the ulcer.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Constitutional treatment is suggested if ulcers are chronic, but specific
remedies include Borax, Arsenicum alb., Mercurius, and Nitric ac<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nToothache<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTooth and gum pain,
which may extend into the head, is usually the result of an abscess,
dental decay, sensitivity, gingivitis, and sinusitis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Rub in essential
oil of cloves.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies which
can be given every five minutes for up to ten doses include: Plantago,
Coffea, Chamomilla, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Staphisagria, Belladonna,
Bryonia, Apis, and Calcarea.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTemporomandibular
Joint (TMJ) Syndrome<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTMJ syndrome involves pain in
the head, jaws, and face, often caused by teeth grinding (bruxism).<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Using
alternate hot towels and an ice pack on the painful area offers immediate
relief.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAutogenic Training This therapy involves
special exercises that can successfully relieve muscle tension in the
jaw.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy There are specific remedies for
teeth grinding, including Cina, Santoninum, Phytolacca, Zinc, and
Arsenicum alb.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3097','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Psoriasis is a common
skin condition that is characterized by patches of well-defined plaques
covered by silvery scaling. These patches occur on the knees, elbows,
trunk, scalp and hairline, but do not affect the face. The patches may
show pinpoint bleeding spots when scratched. Skin may be generally dry
and in severe cases the nails are pitted. Severe cases may be accompanied
by a form of arthritis that affects the fingers, knees, ankles, and
spine, but this is rare.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAttacks of psoriasis are
normally triggered by mess, illness, and damage to the skin. It is not
itchy, but it can be lery painful when cracks appear across the skin.
Psoriasis can be very embarrassing for the sufferer because it is
unsightly and still misunderstood. Psoriasis is never contagious and
usually appears in the late teens and early twenties, although random
cases occur in children and the elderly. It runs in families and recurs
at intervals, usually throughout life.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are
four types of psoriasis: flexural, which covers the moist areas of the
body; pustule psoriasis, which is characterized by small pustules,
usually on the palms or soles; plaque psoriasis, which is the most common
type, affecting most areas of the body and frequently the nails; and
guttate psoriasis, which appears in children, usually following a throat
infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNaturopathy Sunlight improves psoriasis, which is usually worse
during the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Avoid meats, fried foods, sugar, and dairy
produce; increase your intake of both fruit and vegetables. Take evening
primrose oil and mineral supplements.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/ therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine A herbalist will prescribe for the individual case, but may
suggest the following: dandelion and burdock to cleanse the system,
nettle to improve the circulation, and echinacea as a general skin
tonic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Use Sulfur for attacks with
itching, Petroleum for dryness, and Graphites for oozing plaques.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture This claims good results in toning down
symptoms, if not eliminating the problem, provided it is used in
conjunction with additional suggestions, which may include dietary
modification and learning techniques to deal with stress. The same
applies to homeopathy.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3098','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Stress is sometimes
described as the \"fight or flight\" response: the body prepares for
running or fighting, and the muscles, lungs, heart, and brain gear up for
action. Breathing is quicker, heartbeat gets laster, and blood pressure
goes up. The cause of stress need not be a physical threat, but our
bodies have this physical reaction to any pressure around us. Stress is a
normal part of life. It may be caused by work, relationships,
surroundings (such as noise, bad housing, or traffic), or any number of
other factors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA little stress can give you energy
and keep your mind alert. It keeps you \"alive.\" But there is no such
thing as the right level for everyone. We all differ, so the right amount
of stress for one person could be too much for another. Too much stress
for too long can lead to mental and physical exhaustion and illness.
Panic attacks are a common response to long-term stress.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of stress may include aching and tense muscles,
diarrhea, constipation, asthma, migraines, skin problems, tiredness,
insomnia, frequent colds, anxiety, fear, depression, anger, irritability,
hostility, impatience, mood swings, and tearfulness. Difficulty in
concentrating, smoking and drinking more, and never finishing anything
are all signs of too long much stress having gone on too long.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTake positive steps
to reduce the stress in your life. Try to avoid several major life
changes at one time. Be good to yourself, eat well, have breaks, and do
things you enjoy. Don\'t set yourself unrealistic targets. All the
treatments listed under anxiety are all relevant for stress too, and
aerobic exercise for 20 to 30 minutes two or three times a week in
particular is also a powerful antidote to stress.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques The best stress treatments are those that
help you to manage your stress levels yourself. Examples are yoga,
meditation, and autogenic training where you learn specific relaxation
exercises.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBiofeedback Stress-related conditions
can be helped by recognizing how your body responds to stress. Treatment
involves using a biofeedback machine and is normally given by a
psychologist.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTalking Treatments Talking about
your feelings to friends and family when under stress is important.
However, if you want to understand your work and family situation better
or get to the root of recurring problems, a qualified counselor or
psychotherapist should be consulted.\n \n     \n                      \n
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    The nose produces
extra mucus when there is infection in order to expel it from the body;
the runny nose in a cold is a sign that your body\'s defense system is in
good working order.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSneezing<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSneezes are a noisy expulsion of air and irritants from the nose,
often a result of viral infection or allergy.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga There2 are various yoga
exercises, including rapid ahdominal breathing, and breathing and
stretching, that can alleviate nasal allergy. Cleaning the nose in the
yogic tradition will help: fill a long-spouted pot with lightly salted
warm water and, tilting the head, insert the spout into one nostril and
pour water slowly until it comes out of the other nostril. Repeat on the
other side.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCatarrh<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA
cough, blocked or runny nose, \"chestiness\" caused by a discharge of
thick mucus from the lining of the throat, are all symptoms of
catarrh.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Use a gargle made from a teaspoonful of salt dissolved in warm
water, or a drop of cedarwood oil in half a cup of water.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment would be constitutional, but specifics may
include Arsenicum iod. 6c, Graphites, 6c; Hydrastis 6c; Kali bich. 6c;
Natrum mur., 6c; Sanguinaria 6c; Calcarea 6c; Sulfur 6c, and Pulsatilla
6c.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSinusitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSinusitis
involves a headache; painful, stuffy nose; and thick nasal discharge. It
is caused by inflammation of one or more of the seven bony cavities
(sinuses) at the front of the skull.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And Nutrition Persistent attacks may be caused
by a food allergy. Supplements of vitamin C and B complex, zinc, and iron
are recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Use a steam
inhalation made from aromatic oils such as eucalyptus or pine, and gently
massage the bridge of the nose.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Specific remedies may include Kali bich. 6, Silica 6c, Hepar sulf. 6c,
Pulsatilla 6c, Belladonna 30c.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis treatment assigns the condition to a deficiency
of chi (the flow of energy) in the Lung.\n    \n   \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Hair reflects our
inner health and becomes dry, brittle, or greasy depending on the foods
we eat, the environment we live in, and the amount of stress in our
lives. Natural yogurt is a wonderful natural conditioner, and rinses
containing rosemary and thyme promote natural hair health.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDry hair can indicate a deficiency of vitamins A, B12. or C;
deficiency of zinc; or a lack of wholesome protein in the diet. The
solution is to increase vitamin and mineral intake, avoid harsh chemical
hair treatments, and massage the scalp with a few drops of olive oil.
Greasy hair is caused by overactive oil glands, which can be caused by a
hormonal imbalance during the teenage years or ill-health. The solution
is to rinse the hair with the juice of a lemon and warm water.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExcessive hair in women can be caused by a hormonal
imbalance caused by higher than usual levels of testosterone (the male
sex hormone). The solution is gentle hair removal using either a sugaring
waxing process.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBaldness<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHair loss is normal for some older men and women, but it can be
caused by stress and shock. Hair loss in women can result from a dietary
deficiency or hormonal imbalance (it can happen after pregnancy, daring
the menopause, or in a woman who also is suffering from
hypothyroidism).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment Aromatherapy and Herbal
Medicine<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPromote the blood circulation in the
scalp and the regrowth of hair by massaging sage, cedarwood, and rosemary
oils firmly into the scalp. Rinse with an infusion of nettle.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDandruff<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA dry, itchy, and
flaky scalp is often the result of seborrheic eczema, and, more rarely,
psoriasis or a fungal infection. Dandruff is common and usually not
serious.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Massage vitamin E into the scalp at night. Infuse fresh or dried
rosemary and sage and use it as a daily hair rinse, or make up a
cedarwood rub in a lotion base and leave overnight before using it to
rinse the scalp.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3101','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Fibrositis is a
painful condition that is characterized by widespread pain with multiple
tight and tender spots in the muscles. These are felt as cordlike fibers
of muscle in the surrounding, relaxed musculature. Symptoms include pain,
fatigue, stiffness, sleep disturbances, an irritable bowel, muscle
twitching, frequent urination, premenstrual syndrome, headaches, anxiety,
mood swings, poor concentration and memory, and balance problems, among
others. The condition appears to be exacerbated by damp weather, intense
activity, and stress.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSufferers are predominantly
female Caucasians, and the severity (in this case, the number of tender
spots on the muscles) increases with age. The cause is largely unknown,
although it is thought to be related to allergies, chemical
sensitivities, and toxicity, as well as an individual\'s stress and
anxiety.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and
Nutrition Reduce intake of refined carbohydrates, processed foods with
artificial additives, and carbonated drinks. Increase your intake of
fresh fruit and vegetables, and their juices. A combination of biochemic
tissue salts may be appropriate. Supplementation with multivitamins and
minerals, especially vitamins C and B complex and zinc may be suggested
in order to address any deficiencies that may be causing or exacerbating
the condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure Tender points will be
addressed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment
can be used to control pain; moxibustion will be used for excesses of
cold, wind, or dampness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Lavender,
sandalwood, and rosemary oils may be suggested.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChiropractic Treatment will be aimed at specific joint
adjustments for improved flexibility and muscle release.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Your herbalist will treat you according to your
individual condition, but suggested herbs may include valerian, bog bean,
golden seal, willow and primula, taken as teas, twice daily.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment will be constitutional, but
specific remedies may include Rhus tox. 6, Arnica 6, and Bryonia 6.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHypnotherapy Studies show that this therapy has been
useful where others have failed, particularly in reducing pain and
inducing sleep.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Shiatsu and massage for
relaxation may be undergone. An aromatherapeutic massage might include
the essential oils of thyme, lavender and eucalyptus.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMyotherapy This treatment will be aimed at trigger point release
to ease the pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy Specific treatment
improlh general well-being by encouraging the body\'s own healing
processes. Adjustments improve joint mobility, and gentle release
techniques work on the musculoskeletal system to reverse fibrotic
changes. These in turn help reduce the fatigue and alleviatiate
associated symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHealing Healing provides a
mind-body-spirit release.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRolfing This treatment
will include body \"expansion release, and centralization of the body
line of gravity.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3102','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Heart disease is not
really disease of the heart itself, but of the blood vessels supplying
it. Conditions such as \"hole-in-the-heart\" and problems with heart
valves (sometimes a consequence of rheumatic fever) can occur, but most
problems with heart valves are now the result of their becoming hardened
and leaky with age. Heart valve disorders, especially of the main aortic
and mitral valves, can cause stress in the heart muscle resulting in
heart failure and are best corrected by surgery.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe wide variety of medical names used to cover what most people
call \"heart disease\" -cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary artery
disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD), and ischemic heart disease
(IHD) - reveals that the main source of the problem is the arteries that
surround and feed the heart (the \"coronary arteries\"). The real cause
of \"heart disease\" is clogged and hard-ened arteries, a condition known
as arteriosclerosis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeart Attack<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nA heart attack is the most dramatic outcome of heart disease.
Known medically as a coronary thrombosis or acute myocardial infarction,
it is the result of blockage in the coronary arteries feeding the heart.
A heart attack invariably comes on suddenly and is often fatal. Symptoms
are a vicelike pain in the chest and pains down the left arm and up the
left side of the neck to the jaw, sweating, and breathlessness. A heart
attack is a serious medical emergency.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAngina<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAngina (angina pectoris in full) is a severe chest
pain caused by a lack of blood to the arteries around the heart (coronary
ischemia in medical terms) and is a clear symptom of heart disease. More
common in middle-aged and older men than women, it usually comes on
during or immediately after physical exercise or a period of mental and
emotional strain. The main symptom is an aching or crushing pain in the
center of the chest, sometimes mistaken for heartburn.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEmergency medical treatment is
with nitroglycerine but acupuncture can be an effective alternative for
some people.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStroke<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA
stroke is caused by damage to blood vessels supplying the brain. A clot
(thrombosis) in one of the carteries causes part of the brain to die from
failure of its blood supply (infarction). Another type of stroke is a
cerebral hemorrhage or burst blood vessel. Both cause a similar picture
clinically - the affected part of the brain ceases to work. This may lead
to weakness in the limbs, blindness, or loss of higher functions such as
speech. Many strokes are immediately fatal, but partial or complete
recovery is possible, with skillful rehabilitation, for those who survive
the first few week after the initial stroke.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis concentrates on maintaining
a healthy blood flow keeping muscles and ligaments strong and flexible<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Yarrow tea (two teaspoons of dried
herb in hot water three times a day).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional
Chinese Medicine Lovage tube!r be helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture Should be used as soon as possible counter the
effects of paralysis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Arnica 6c and the
biochemic tissue salt Kali mur. 6x twice daily may be helpful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Hydrotherapy, and
Yoga These manipulation and balance therapies can safely be used to
maintain muscle tone and flexibility.\n \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3103','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Hiv is the Human
Immunodeficiency Virus, which damages the immune system to the extent
that it can no longer fight off infection. Most experts believe that HIV
is responsible for Aids, but there is some evidence that not all people
who contract HIV go on to have full-blown Aids (Acquired Immunodeficiency
Syndrome). Infection by the HIV is followed two to six weeks later by the
development of antibodies to the virus. This process may be accompanied
by one or more systemic illnesses. Symptoms include<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nheavy night sweats and fevers<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nlethargy,
fatigue, and exhaustion<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nweight loss<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\ndiarrhea, thrush, and herpes infections<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nmouth ulcers and bleeding gums.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nComplete
recovery is the norm immediately after this illness, but thereafter the
person will test positive for antibodies to HIV (they will be HIV
positive) but otherwise appear healthy. Several years typically elapse
between the acquisition of the virus and development of full-blown
Aids.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAids is generally believed to be caused by
HIV. It is suggested that Aids may be an autoimmune disease (where the
immune system turns against itself), but it is now clear that the immune
system itself is attacked, especially the \"helper\" T-cells, so that the
body cannot fight infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere is, at present,
no known cure for the disease, which, once it develops, is usually fatal.
However a wide range of \"natural\" therapies have been, be effective in
treating symptoms of the disease, successfully slowing its progress in
many case, and sometimes even reversing it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAids
can appear in many forms, but around sufferers experience pneumonia
(pneumocystis carinii) and a third Kaposi sarcoma, a form of skin cancer.
Others suffer from a range of secondary infections as a result of their
weakened immune system. Most suffer from fatigue and malaise, as well as
stress and anxiety.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe alternative treatment for Aids depends on individual
symptoms, put is based on four main aims.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nto
inhibit the virus<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nto prevent and treat secondary
infections<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nto boost the immune system<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nto treat the patient holistically.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMany patients benefit from a combination of several of the
following approaches, with or without conventional medicine. Emotional
support is essential since. Aids is a disease in which physical and
mental integration is particularly necessary for good results in
treatment.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCounseling And
Hypnotherrapy These are valuable for helping to deal with stress and
depression. The power of the mind over the body is particularly evident
in Aids sufferers. Considerable research has shown that a positive state
of mind toward the disease and survival has actually helped to raise the
T-cell count in some patients and reduced their symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVisualization And Meditation These can be used to encourage the
body to heal itself.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine
A variety of Chinese treatments has been found extremely effective,
including chi kung and the use of Chinese herbs, particularly astragalus,
which inhibits the spread of the virus. Chinese dietary therapy is based
on the idea that foods are hot or cold, dry or lubricating (by nature,
not literally). Those with skin problems are advised to avoid \"hot\" and
spicy foods, while those with diarrhea, for example, should not eat
cucumbers or dairy products, which are\" cold.\"<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture This has been found to be beneficial.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy Oils to use for massage and in baths include tea
tree (which is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial), eucalyptus,
lavender, juniper, myrrh, fennel, and sage. Oils can be taken by mouth,
but only under the supervision of a therapist qualified in clinical or
medical aromatherapy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Remedies
believed to be of value include golden seal and garlic. Golden seal
contains berberine, another anti-bacterial, antiviral, and antifungal
agent. It is particularly effective against diarrhea. Garlic increases
\"killer\" T-cells.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSome patients may find homeopathy beneficial.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage and Reflexology These can provide stress relief and
relaxation. Lymphatic drainage massage -which stimulates the flow of the
lymph carrying waste products away from the blood - may also help.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga, T\'ai Chi, and Chi Kung These movement
therapies are said to be beneficial.\n \n     \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3104','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    When the nervous
system is affected through irritation, damage, or disease, it can result
in either partial or complete paralysis. This can be flaccid paralysis,
perhaps the result of a severed nerve, which leaves the muscles floppy
and without sensation, or spastic weakness of paralysis, when the muscles
become rigid due to nerve damage in the brain or spinal cord, perhaps
following a stroke. Paralysis can be either temporary or permanent. In
diseases such as Parkinson\'s or MS, there may be weakness without
paralysis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNeuritis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNumbness, tingling, pain, or muscle weakness due to the
degeneration of nerve tissue, neuritis is caused by inflammation,
disease, or damage. Symptoms vary according to whether it is the sensory
nerve fibers or motor nerve fibers that are affected. Alcoholism may
exacerbate the condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThis depends on the underlying cause and severity of the damage.
Specific causes include diabetes, which can be treated by rebalancing the
body\'s sugar metabolism.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNaturopathy Treatment
will be aimed at addressing dietary deficiencies, boosting vitamin intake
and energy levels. Excessive alcohol consumption can also be treated with
naturopathy to regulate diet.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition
Restoring the body\'s natural chemical dehydroepaindrosterone (DHEA) may
also help Optimum levels are 750-1250ng/dL for men, 550-980ng/dL for
women. Supplements of 50-100mg per for men, and 20-75mg for women may be
recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine, Aromatherapy,
Homeopathy, and Yoga, These have been found helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nNeuralgia<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNeuralgia is pain in a
particular\' and is due to nerve damage, irritation, or pressure. The
pain usually lasts for only a brief period, but may be severe and is
often described as a shooting sensation. It is a symptom of shingles,
which is an infection of the nerves leading to areas of the skin; for
instance, down one side of the trunk, neck or arm, or, more rarely, the
face. Postherpetic pain, which is pain following a herpes zoster
infection, is caused by damage to the nerves, which results in repeated,
strong nerve impulses being produced and sent to the brain. The pain is
severe and can last for weeks or months.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure Trigeminal
neuralgia, a spasmodic pain on one side of the face, can be self-treated
by lightly pressing inward with the index fingers, just below the inner
side of the brow, or from the same point, downward to the mouth.
Neuralgia accompanying migraine can also be treated with light pressure
or acupuncture.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBiofeedback and Homeopathy
Remedies and biofeedback may be used to prevent stress, which may bring
on attacks of neuralgia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Particularly
when used early on, this has been shown to prevent postherpetic
neuralgia-following shingles.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTens Transcutaneous
Electrical Nerve Stimulation This therapy uses electrodes to block these
nerve impulses and stimulate the release of endorphins, the body\'s
natural pain-relieving hormones, and is also particularly useful for pain
following an attack of shingles , and for other forms of neuralgia or
face pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy, Chiropractic, Traditional
Chinese Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Naturopathy, and Osteopathy have also
proved beneficial.\n   \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3105','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Early detection of
all types of cancer is extremely important. It means being continually on
the lookout for unusual changes in the body that might signal the start
of a cancer. The following are the common early warning signs of
cancer:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\na lump or thickened tissue in the breast,
testicles, or any other part of the body<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\na sore or
ulcer that will not heal<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npersistent hoarseness or
a nagging cough that has blood in it<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npersistent
pain or large lumps in the abdomen or difficulty in swallowing<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nchanges in bowel or bladder function<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nobvious changes in a wart or mole<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nunusual
bleeding or discharge<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nunexpected weight loss or
loss of appetite<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nundue fatigue, lassitude, or
malaise<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npersistent pain (though cancer is not
always painful)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npainless, swollen glands that stay
enlarged.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNote These could all be symptoms of a
\"benign\" condition that can be quickly and easily cleared up with the
right treatment, but you should always consult a physician right away.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAll estimated 85-95
percent of all cancers are preventable, according to some experts.
Prevention, then, is the key in cancer, as it is in heart disease. This
means maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and mental and emotional state.
And even when it is too late for prevention, the same things that can
help prevent cancer are also recommended in its treatment (outside the
standard medical treatments of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or
drug therapy).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And Nutrition Eat less fat
(trim all the fat off meat, and try fish or chicken instead). Buy only
skim or semiskim milk, low-fat yogurt and cheese. Cut down on fried food
(bake, broil, or steam instead). Eat butter (in moderation) instead of
margarine; give up cream. Eat more fiber (or roughage): at least five
portions of fresh fruit and vegetables every day (leave the skin on fruit
but wash it thoroughly first); dried fruit, especially prunes (without
sugar); plenty of dark green and yellow vegetables (spinach, broccoli,
carrots); baked potatoes with the skins left on; plenty of whole grain
cereals (such as brown rice); granola, bran flakes, or porridge for
breakfast; wholewheat flour and wholewheat bread only; wholewheat
pasta.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEat less sugar, less salt, and eat
organically-grown food as far as possible.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSpecial
Treatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNutritional or dietary treatments have a
good record for helping some people with cancer. Some are listed
below.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Gerson Therapy (or Gerson Diet) This
was created by the late Max Gerson, a German doctor who immigrated to the
United States. It involves counseling as well as a strict diet, and
requires determination and commitment on the part of the client.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMacrobiotics This is an Oriental form of food
combining.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMegavitamin Therapy Supplementation for
cancer should only be prescribed by a qualified practitioner.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlternative Treatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThose
alternative therapies shown to be most effective for cancer are<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\npsychological therapies: including art, music, and
drama therapy; counseling; healing/faith-healing; hypnotherapy;
meditation/relaxation; psychotherapy; visualization<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nphysical therapies: aromatherapy; Ayurvedic medicine; homeopathy;
herbalism; massage; naturopathy/ hydrotherapy; nutritional therapy;
reflexology; yoga and and t\'ai chi.\n \n     \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3106','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Pain radiating
through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and lower leg, and along
the length of the sciatic nerve is the result of irritation to the nerve
roots at the origin of the sciatic nerve. This is commonly caused by a
prolapsed intervertebral disk (slipped disk) pressing on the spinal root
of a nerve or, more unusually, pressure from a clot, tumor, or even
sitting awkwardly. It can be aggravated by coughing, sneezing, or
bending. It is often preceded or accompaniedby lumbago, and sometimes by
pins and needles and numbness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBedrest on a firm mattress is advisable.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Alternating an ice or hot pack on the
hase of the spine helps to relieve pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupressure This can be extremely beneficial. Deep thumb pressure
will be used.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe acupuncture technique known as moxibustion (localized heat)
may be used to relieve pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy,
Chiropractic, Massage, and Hydrotherapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
pressure applied through any of these manipulative therapies may be
useful for reducing the pain of spasm.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTics,
Twitching, Pins and Needles<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUncontrolled
repetitive contractions of a muscle cause tics and twitching, such as
shrugging the shoulders, screwing up the eyes, or a \"nervous\" cough.
These often develop in children and may be a sign of psychological
disturbance or a response to situations in which the child feels
tension<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPins and needles causes a prickly or
tingling sensation and numbness, and is the result of a disturbance of
the impulses through the nerves that carry sensation from the skin to the
brain. This disturbance may be due to damage, irritation, or pressure on
the nerves, and can be caused by something as simple as sleeping on an
arm in an awkward way, or sitting or lying in one position for too
long.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlthough
tics are often best left ignored, behavioral therapy can help discover
the cause. Minor twitches and pins and needles, although irritating, need
no attention.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTalking Treatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPsychotherapy can help overcome tics caused by
anxiety.\n \n     \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3107','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Over 200 viruses have
been identified as being responsible for the many varieties of cold and
influenza (or flu) that are now widespread throughout the world. The most
common, accounting for about a third of all infections, is the
rhinovirus. Conventional medicine has no cure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
main aim of most natural therapies is to speed up the process or
alleviate the symptoms and, in the longer term, to help boost the immune
system to fight off infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCold symptoms may
include a runny or blocked nose, sore throat, headache, watery eyes, and
a cough. Influenza sufferers may also run a fever and have general aches
and pains in muscles and joints.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Steam inhalations are effective for
alleviating breathing problems. Put a few drops of menthol, eucalyptus,
or peppermint oil in a basin of very hot water, cover your head with a
towel and inhale. Essential oils may be put in the bath, on a sponge, or
vaporized in the room.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Catmint is
good for congestion, elderflower for catarrh, and camomile for bringing
down a fever. There are also specific mixtures that are available in most
health stores.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture And
Acupressure Both of these therapies can be used to strengthen the life
force (eni) to fight off a cold and scatter phlegm.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine Massage of back, chest and arms can
alleviate symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Remedies include
Natrum mur., Nux vomica, Allium, and Hepar sulf. (coughs and colds).
Gelsemium (for influenza, aches, and shivering).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCold Sores<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeen as blisters or sores,
especially around the mouth cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex
virus, and are triggered by changes in temperature and exposure\' to
direct sunlight.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Remedies that may help the condition include Hepar
sulf and Rhus tox.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Licorice is
said to inactivate the virus.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRub on the spot gently with lavender, geranium,
thyme, or tea tree oil.\n    \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3108','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Anxiety and worry are
facts of life. Most people will feel worried if they are about to take an
exam, start a new job, or have an operation. The anxiety normally goes
away after the stressful event, especially if all has gone well. But
sometimes anxious feelings feed on themselves and start to inter-fere
with everyday life. Anxiety can often lead to other symptoms, such as
insomnia or panic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnxiety<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of anxiety include difficulty in concentrating,
irritability, tense muscles, aches and pains, nausea, dizziness,
breathlessness, sleep problems, dry mouth, decreased or increased
appetite.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition Caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can all contribute to
anxiety states and so are best avoided. Magnesium supplements may be
helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Lavender and camomile oils
are relaxing and calming. Use them in a relaxing bath or in a burner to
scent a room.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVisualization Practice imagining
situations where you feel peaceful and relaxed and \"go there\" when you
start to feel anxious. Relaxation tapes and classes can help you learn
how to do this.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach Flower Remedies Agrimony,
Rock Rose, and Red Chestnut are possible choices.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCounseling and Talking Treatments Behavioral psychotherapy aims
to help you unlearn problem behavior. Cognitive therapy can help you
recognize and change patterns of thinking that reinforce your anxiety.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath will tailor remedies to the
individual case, but Aconite and Argentum nit are recommended for the
physical effects of anxiety.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine A
herbalist may prescribe sedatives such as passiflora, camomile, or
valerian as infusions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInsomnia<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nInsomnia (sleeplessness) is a common symptom of anxiety and
stress. If the underlying problems are dealt with, the insomnia usually
clears up.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy A bath with a few drops of essential oil of
meadowsweet and orange blossom will soothe.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Therapies Yoga and meditation can help you to relax
and free your mind from worry and stress.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Infusions of lime blossom, hops, or Californian poppy all have a
sedative effect.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a practitioner/therapist
for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Depending on the case, a homeopath
may choose from Aconite for insomnia caused by fear, Arnica for the
overtired, Coffea for the racing mind, Phosphorus for nightmares that
wake you, Ignatia for the fear that you will never sleep again, and Nux
vomica for insomnia caused by heavy drinking.\n     \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3109','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    The Skin is often the
first area of the body to show an allergic reaction to a food or
substance that the individual cannot tolerate. Some allergic reactions
are local and temporary - heat rash, or contact dermatitis for example -
and will disperse when the allergen is avoided. Others are recurring or
chronic and are the result of a constitutional imbalance. Dermatitis is
the general term used to describe any kind of irritating, itchy rash on
the skin. Eczema usually refers to a chronic problem that appears to be
linked with food intolerance of some kind, or is associated with an
allergic reaction in another body system. Eczema is most commonly
associated with asthma. Emollients and steroids are very effective in
treating eczema, but there are other ways to reduce the severity of
atopic dermatitis. Reduce the itch of eczema by wearing cotton clothing
and using cotton bedding to keep the skin cool and allow it to breathe.
Reduce the effect of the house dust mite by vacuuming regularly and
change bedding frequently. Minimizing environmental allergens in the home
is also very helpful. Remember: what works for one person, will not
always work for another. Eczema is a highly individual condition, which
is why it is so difficult to find a \"cure-all\".<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDermatitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nContact dermatitis usually
attacks the skin where it is thinnest (the back of the hands, the
eyelids), or only on that part exposed to the irritant. Jewelry or
cosmetics can leave a very precise rash pattern showing exactly where
they were in contact with the skin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms
include redness and itchiness, blistering, dry scaliness, and swelling,
which can affect the parts of the body around the area with the rash.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTry to find out the
cause of the reaction so that you can avoid it. Culprits include metal
(especially nickel), cosmetics, perfumes, rubber and medicated ointment.
Have an allergy test if you cannot identify the cause yourself.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture and Acupressure<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThese can be
used constitutionally. Acupressure can be used to relieve itchiness
temporarily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine A herbalist will
prescribe according to individual need, but remedies may include the
following, applied externally as ointment or lotion: purple loosestrife,
chickweed, elder leaves, and aloe vera.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Homeopaths will need to take individual case but acute episodes will
respond well to Graphites, Petroleum, Rhus tox., and Sulfur.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSupplements:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBorage oil,
Evening Primrose oil, Flax oil, B-complex, DMG (B15), B12, Calcium,
Magnesium and Potassium (pH adjustment), Quercetin, Curcumin, Bromelain,
Grape Seed Extract, Vit. C, E and A, certain, generated Frequencies and
Light Therapy (Colors applied: Blue and Turquoise), Witch Hazel, Nettle
tea, Burdock root, MSM, Enzymes, DHEA, Licorice root and Pregnenolone.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3110','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    This infection may be
due to a skin reaction to an irritant substance, to a skin allergy, or to
an internal allergic reaction. Some forms of allergic eczema run in
families, along with asthma and hay fever. The symptoms of eczema are
patches of dry, red, itchy skin, which may be scaly and flaky, or weeping
and crusted.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition As allergies to certain foods could be part of the problem,
try to figure out which ones are affecting your condition. (Atopic eczema
is less common in breastfed babies, and affected children are often
allergic to cow\'s milk, or other foods.) Many complementary
practitioners recommend nutritional modification as part of the treatment
of eczema. Evening primrose oil supplements are very helpful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Hot mud or sand baths, and Dead Sea
bathing salts reputedly reduce long-term sensitivity. Add half a cup of
sodium bicarbonate to bathwater for short-term relief from irritation.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Drink calendula or marigold tea, and
take golden seal - either by mouth (mix with honey), or as an infusion to
bathe the skin. St. John\'s wort oil is also effective.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture This reputedly has good success rates.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine Herbal teas have been proven highly
effective in alleviating childhood eczema.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage
Daily local massage with essential oils such as rose, geranium, juniper,
lavender, or hyssop has been found to be beneficial for some people who
are suffering from eczema.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUrticaria (Nettle Rash
or Hives)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUrticaria is an allergic reaction to
certain foods, to drugs such as antibiotics, or to direct contact (insect
stings, for example). The common foods for causing urticaria are milk,
wheat, corn, citrus fruit, eggs, strawberries, and shellfish. Some
urticaria seems to be caused by emotional distress. No matter what the
cause, stress will always exacerbate the complaint.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nUrticaria is characterized by raised red patches, sometimes with
pale centers, which are intensely itchy. They are normally caused by a
food allergy (shellfish, strawberries, and nuts are common allergens),
food additives, drugs, insect bites, extreme cases of hay fever, stress
and, in people prone to this condition, heat, cold, or sunlight.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNettle rash occurs when the skin causes the body to
release histamine into the affected tissues. These raise into the
characteristic weals, normally appearing on the lips, around the eyes,
the limbs, trunk, and neck. Occasionally there will be swelling of the
tongue and voice box (larynx), which may cause the throat to close and
prevent normal breathing. In this case, urgent medical help is needed.
Nettle rash can last for several days or simply a few hours.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment Naturopathy Apply vitamin E cream<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Soak infected area in an infusion of
camomile or chickweed to relieve itching.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and
Nutrition Vitamin C may reduce the risk of repeated attacks.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Take Urtica for a reaction to nettles;
Apis for irritating weals; and Rhus tox. for blotchy swellings.\n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3111','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Celiac disease is an
intolerance to gluten, normally hereditary but occasionally the result of
a bout of gastroenteritis in childhood. The term is derived from the
Greek word koiliakos, which means \"suffering in the bowels.\" As far as
is known, there is an inability of the cells lining the upper part of the
small intestine to break down gluten, which is a protein found in wheat,
oats, barley, and rye. The disease reduces the intestines\' ability to
absorb nutritive substances from the diet and so is a cause of
malabsorption. It is a condition that presents itself in small children,
but is only diagnosed by a biopsy, which means removing a small sample of
tissue from the colon in order to analyze it. Tests for it using blood
and urine are currently being developed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCeliac
disease is less prevalent in children who are breastfed or introduced
late to foods containing gluten. Many complementary practitioners believe
that restoring the balance of beneficial bacteria in the bowel and
improving the efficiency of the immune system will provide a cure.
Constitutional treatment by a homeopath may also work to make the
sufferer less sensitive to gluten - to the point that a gluten-free diet
may be finally unnecessary.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSigns of possible
celiac disease include an inability to gain weight, constipation, or,
alternatively, bulky, smelly, frequent bowel movements, decreased muscle
tone, protruding stomach, and general lethargy. The only effective
treatment is to remove gluten from the diet, permanently or temporarily,
but this must be done under the supervision of a physician or
practitioner. Some sufferers outgrow their intolerance and can eventually
return to eating a normal diet.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNontropical sprue
is a disease that occurs in adults. It is very like celiac disease and is
treated in the same way, by excluding all gluten from the diet.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms often mimic other problems such as lactose
intolerance (a sensitivity to the sugar in milk), as well as allergies,
cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, or emotional problems. It is
important that these are ruled out first, before removing gluten from the
diet.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and
Nutrition Breastfeed babies if possible: research indicates a possible
link between celiac disease and formula-feeding. Avoid foods containing
gluten for the first year of the child\'s life, including bread, cookies,
cakes, and gravy thickened with flour. Switch to rice crackers and corn
products. Avoid commercially prepared foods that often contain flour.
Read all ingredient labels carefully. An allergy to milk may be involved
in this condition: avoid cows\' milk where possible. Eat fresh fish,
vegetables, fruits, and nuts.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA herbalist may prescribe slippery elm, marshmallow,
camomile, or papain. Research indicates that papain - an extract of
papaya, which is available as a supplement - may break down the gluten so
that it does no harm.\n      \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3112','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Constipation<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is usually caused by insufficient fiber in the
diet. However, lack of fluid, too little exercise, and too much stress
can also contribute. Symptoms of the condition include difficult,
irregular, and infrequent movements of the bowel. Consult a physician if
constipation persists, or immediately if it is associated with vomiting,
fever, or abdominal pain<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHerbal Medicine<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCamomile, hops, fennel,
and a natural laxative such as linseed, will ease constipation. Drink
herbal teas rather than coffee.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReflexology and
Massage Both can be helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture This can
help to relieve stress.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiarrhea<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIntolerance of certain foods, a virus, or bacteria can be
responsible for diarrhea. It can also be caused by anxiety and a change
of diet.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and
Nutrition Drink lots of water and peppermint tea to replace lost fluid.
If symptoms persist, replace lost salts by regularly drinking a mixture
of 1 pt/500mlt water to 1 tablespoonful of sugar and 1 teaspoonful of
salt. The water strained off boiled rice is also helpful. Eat plenty of
live yogurt or take half a teaspoonful of Lactobacillus acidophilus with
a teaspoonful of Lactobacillus bulgaricus in a glass of water three times
a day. Avoid solid food.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Golden
seal, and an infusion of agrimony, plantain, or geranium are helpful, as
is peppermint tea.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine
Dandelion, golden thread and skullcap root are all recommended.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Arsenicum alb. 6c and Pulsatilla 6c.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This can help.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFecal Incontinence<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA temporary loss of
bowel control can occur as a result of diarrhea. Regular lack of control
may result from an injury to the anal muscles (during childbirth or
surgery), or from paralysis or dementia. It can also result from fecal
impaction, a condition in which feces become stuck in the bowel. This can
cause inflammation and lead to the uncontrolled release of small pieces
of feces from the rectum.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Follow a high-fiber, wholefood diet, and drink
plenty of water (at least six large glasses a day).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupressure and Yoga Both of these treatments are helpful,
especially the practice of abdominal breathing techniques.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Causticum 6c is often recommended.\n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3113','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Over the years,
nursing career is considered as a fulfilling job, providing a great
service of assisting troubled life of people and providing them a true
companionship in their difficult times. Do you consider yourself a
qualified nurse with the experience and qualities that may change
people’s life drastically?<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTravel nursing has been
considered as one of the effective nursing types, which has become the
hottest job opportunities in the United States. However, the scope of
travel nursing is expanding to a great level. It has not limited to the
United States but is equally getting popularity in other parts of the
world. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you want to make a career in travel
nursing, you can sign up with a travel nursing agencies to get the
benefits unlimited. However, you can always carry out some research to
find out a little more information in order to make sure that it fits
your requirements.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHow to judge the best job?<br
/>\r\n\nSince there are so many travel nursing agencies working for
nursing aspirants, sometimes it creates confusion which one you can
actually rely on? On which ground you should select a travel nursing
agency to get your dream job? Are travel nursing jobs really hides
everything which you have been planning for a long time? Make sure that
you’ve researched completely and made a lot of soul-searching first
before making a final decision.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAfter answering
all these initial queries, a person can choose the best travel nursing
jobs to have a leading edge in nursing arena. You can explore your
capabilities and talents, you can decide about the most suitable vacancy.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn some cases, certain travel nursing jobs
requires some nursing experience for applicants before accepting any
offer. However, jobs for fresher nurses are also available in
abundance.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChoosing travel nursing as a career is
a very significant point in a career of a nurse, and it can lead to many
opportunities that will help to achieve your dreams.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n\n \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Myself webmaster of<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"
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dealing as Travel Nurse Agency for <a target=\"_blank\"
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3114','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Cystitis and urinary
tract infection are both caused by an inflammation of the lining of the
bladder and the urinary tract. This is usually the result of a bacterial
infection spread from the anus either through poor hygiene or through
sexual intercourse.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCystitis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBoth men and women can suffer from cystitis, but women are
usually more susceptible due to their shorter urinary tract. Bacteria can
reach the bladder more quickly. Symptoms include painful urination,
cloudy urine, with fever and backache in severe cases.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt can also be caused by vaginal infections such as thrush,
sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginal deodorants. Bruising (as a
result of sexual intercourse or childbirth) can also trigger the
condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition Drink lots of water, camomile tea and cranberry juice. Cut
out alcohol, coffee, and all acidic fruit juices. Apply live yogurt to
the vagina to help \"recolonize\" it with healthy bacteria.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medcine<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAn infusion of
yarrow, couch grass, and buchu are recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCantharis 6c and Staphysagria
6c are beneficial.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSandalwood, juniper, lavender, or bergamot -used for a stomach
massage, or in the bath -will help to ease pain and discomfort.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This can also relieve pain.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUrinary Tract Infection All parts of the urinary
tract may develop infections. The infection causes inflammation of the
affected part, and the clinical syndrome associated with inflammation of
the part tends to be characteristic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInflammation
of the urethra (urethritis) causes pain when water is passed. If there is
infection present, pus or blood may also be evident in the opening of the
urethra.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUrethritis in women is commonly caused by
bruising during intercourse rather than infection.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nUrethritis in men is more often caused by sexually transmitted
infections such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Such infections do not usually
manifest any symptoms in women, but it is important that both partners
are adequately treated to prevent long-term complications such as
infertility. Urethritis usually lasts for two or three days.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFollow the advice
about complementary therapies suitable for the treatment of cystitis.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3115','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    The Structures that
form the human frame are collectively known as the neuromusculoskeletal
system. This is the largest system in the body, using the most energy and
producing the most waste.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe bones that make up
the human frame meet at the joints, which are linked together by
ligaments and are moved by muscles. The joints are lubricated by the
synovial fluid and the membranes that line them. Cartilage cushions them
from impact. The muscles are attached to the bones by tendons, and the
fabric of the body is held together by \"connective tissues\" or
\"fascias,\" forming a continuous sheath covering the muscles and organs
throughout the entire body.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArteries run
throughout the body, and through the blood they supply nourishment to the
neuromusculoskeletal system. The waste products are washed away by the
venous and lymphatic channels (the lymphatic system runs parallel to the
circulatory system). All activities and functions are governed by the
nerves connecting the joints to the spinal cord and brain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nWhat can go wrong?<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe internal systems of
the body are there to serve the needs of the body framework: that is, to
nourish, repair, maintain, and organize it. When all the systems are
working together in harmony, automatically adapting to the constantly
changing needs, the body is healthy. When these break down ill-health or
\"disease\" sets in.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe body framework is the
system in the body responsible for most aches and pains, as well as
stiffness and restricted mobility. There may be injuries to bones,
strains and cramps in muscle, stiffness and general wear and tear on
joints. It can be affected greatly by internal ill-health, and when the
framework itself becomes dysfunctional, it can alter the health of the
internal organs and the whole body system.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPain in
the body framework may be due to many causes. Organic pathologies such as
secondary cancer, prostate cancer, infections, gynecological, and kidney
problems, among others, must first be eliminated before treatment is
undergone.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt must be stressed that although the
treatments described will deal with the presenting complaint, alternative
medicine does not work on a symptomatic \"formula\" basis. There are
invariably underlying factors to the presenting symptoms that must be
addressed to enable full recovery. Professional advice must be sought for
a correct diagnosis and overall constitutional treatment, which will
always be individually tailored.\n \n    \n                    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3116','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   The Nervous System
comprises the central nervous system (CNS), consisting of the brain and
spinal cord, protected by the skull and spine, and the peripheral nervous
system (PNS), made up of spinal and cranial nerves, which extend from the
CNS to other parts of the body. Nerves are bundles of the long, tubelike
extensions of nerve cells. Impulses traveling through them carry
information throughout the body. Nerve impulses travel only in one
direction. A message will, for instance, be sent to the brain from the
fingertips through one nerve, and the message from the brain back to the
fingers will be sent through another. Nerve cells are called neurons, and
each has a cell body, branches called dendrites, and an axon. It is
separated from the next nerve by a small gap called a synapse. Each
neurone contacts the next in the nerve chain by releasing a chemical
called a neurotransmitter from the end of the axon. This crosses the
synapse and carries the message to the next neurone. The neurotransmitter
found at the synapses of most peripheral nerves is called acetylcholine,
although at some autonomic nerve synapses the transmitter is
noradrenaline or dopamine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhat Nerves do<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe action of the nerves, which is moderated by the
neurotransmitters, is a sensitive process that can be increased or
decreased as needed. And because the chemical structure of many of the
neurotransmitters is known, they can be used as drugs to modulate some of
the most important actions of the nervous system. There are also many
drugs that act by simulating the action of neurotransmitters, by
modifying their action or by blocking their receptor sites.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe CNS acts as a central computer to the rest of the
body. It receives sensory information from the organs of the whole body,
such as the ears and eyes, skin, and joints. It analyzes this information
and then sends out the appropriate motor response to various muscles,
such as those controlling speech or internal organs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe Two Systems<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are two main
divisions within the PNS: the somatic nervous system, which controls the
muscles responsible for conscious or willed movement, such as speech or
walking; and the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary
body functions, such as sweating or shivering in response to cold. Organs
and glands are influenced chiefly by the autonomic nervous system, which
is divided into two areas: these are the sympathetic nervous system and
the parasympatheyic nervous system. Most of the time, these two in
balance, but the sympathetic system will dominate during periods of
excitement or fear by stimulating functions such as the heartrate or
breathing, as if preparing the body for a fight-or-flight response, as if
contrast, the parasympathetic system is concerned with everyday functions
and dominates during sleep.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSensory nerves carry
information from the sense organs and other body receptors to the central
to the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord - for
processing. Then motor nerves carry the processed information from the
central nervous system to the gland, muscles to intiate a change.\n \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3117','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Repetitive strain
injury, or RSI, is the name given to the symptom complex of pain in the
arm and trunk. It is also called \"cumulative trauma disorder,\" and is
characterized by pain, swelling, burning, pins and needles, and numbness
of the affected area. Hepetitive strain is thought to be caused by
activities such as typing, and commonly affects the hand, thumb, neck.
shoulder, and trunk.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOccupational working posture will need to be altered before
treatment can be effective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Cold
compresses will encourage healing and will relieve the symptoms of pain,
swelling, and burning.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Local massage with
tiger balm and Ruta grav. cream may help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult
a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment is aimed at providing pain relief and
redncing inflammation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure Specific
treatment will be based on individual diagnosis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAlexandeh Technique Postural integration will encourage
resolution of the condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBowen Technique
Treatment provides moves for the shoulder and elbow.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChiropractic Adjustments for trunk and arm will be undertaken.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment will be constitutional, but
specific remedies may well include Rhus tox., Arnica and Bryonia.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMyotherapy Treatment will be addressed to areas
around the inflammation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy There will be
specific mobilization of the elbow, along with integration of arm and
body mechanics.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCarpal Tunnel Syndrome<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCarpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the
median nerve becomes trapped as it passes from the wrist to the hand. It
predominantly affects the middleaged and elderly and is caused by the
gradual thickening of the tendons as they pass through the carpal tunnel,
taking up greater space and pressing on the nerves, usually through
repetitious activity.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms include pain,
numbness, tingling in the thumb, index, and middle fingers, which may
spread upward into the forearm.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRepetitious and painful movements should be
avoided.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Vitamin B6 deficiency
may cause carpal tunnel syndrome, and this will be addressed by your
nutritional therapist. It has heen discovered that 80 percent of patients
have brought it under control with high doses of vitamin B6 plus
magnesium. Ferr. phos. and Mag. phos. (both biochemic tissue salts) may
also be recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydhotherapy Hot and cold
compresses should be alternated to relieve symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupressure Specific treatment will be based on individual
diagnosis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment will be according
to individual diagnosis and aimed at the whole body.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy Specific mobilization of wrist bones and integration
of wrist and arm mechanics will be the main form of treatment\n      \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3118','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   The Vacuflex
Reflexology System (known as VRS) was devised and developed during the
1970s by lnge Dougans, a Danish reflexologist who came to believe that
reflexology achieved its effects by means of treating the \"energy
meridians\" defined by Oriental medicine systems rather than
Fitzgerald\'s carefully defined \"zones.\"<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nElements of Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe system has
provided a way of stimulating all the reflex areas at the same time at
the beginning of each session. Special Vacuflex \"boots\" are worn for
the first stage of treatment, inside which a vacuum is created. This
allows the reflexologist to identify congested areas, which are then
treated by a special vacuum method.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFirst Stage
Special boots made of felt are fitted around the feet, and the air inside
is withdrawn by a vacuum pump. This squeezes the feet firmly so that all
the reflexes of the feet are stimulated at the same time. The pressure is
adjusted for each individual. After about five minutes, the therapist
removes the boots and quickly examines and notes the resulting areas of
discoloration on the feet on the principle that they reveal areas of
\"congestion\" and ill-health in the body. The marks generally remain
visible for only 20 to 30 seconds. The progress of treatment is said to
be evident in the change of the depth or area of discoloration at each
session.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSecond Stage The therapist then places
silicon, pads of different sizes and in different combinations on
specific reflex points along the \"meridians\" or \"energy pathways\" on
the feet, legs, hands, and arms. The pads: stay in place by gentle
suction. Although they remain on for only a few seconds, it is said to be
long enough tol stimulate the reflex points into activity.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVacuflex therapists claim that through wide use in nl number of
countries this has been shown to be highly effective in treating an
extensive range of disorders.\n    \n    \n                    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3119','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   The H-shaped thyroid
gland in the lower part of the neck produces the hormone thyroxine, which
in turn controls a person\'s metabolic rate. An essential part of this
hormone is the chemical iodine, and therefore an iodine-rich diet
(containing seafood, shellfish, organic vegetables, and iodized salt) is
a vital self-help measure for thyroid problems caused by iodine
deficiency. Hyperthyroidism is overactivity in the thyroid;
hypothyroidism signifies a sluggish thyroid.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHyperthyroidism<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWeight loss, increased
appetite, and bulging eyes are caused by overactivity of the thyroid
gland. There may also be a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) and tremors.
Toxic goiter is another name for this condition, which is usually a
result of overstimulation of the thyroid by an abnormal hormone rather
than a fault in the gland itself. The conventional treatment for this is
surgery.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Meducine Infusions of the herb bugleweed three times a day help slow the
action of the gland.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath may
prescribe Iodum 30c twice a day for two weeks.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHypothyroidism<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLack of energy, muscle
weakness, weight gain, and persistent infections are symptoms of this
condition. They are a result of underactivity of the thyroid gland.
Sufferers may feel cold and have a hoarse voice, coarse skin, and
constipation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Infusions of the herb bladderwrack will help
regulate thyroid function.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific
remedies might include Arsenicum alb., but overall, treatment should be
constitutional, prescribed by a homeopath.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGoiter<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGoiter is an enlargement of the
thyroid gland. Symptoms of the condition are palpitations, bulging eyes,
irritability, and a high fever. It is not the same as hyperthyroidism.
Goiter is often caused by a deficiency of iodine in the diet and can be
relieved by taking iodine supplement.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReflexology A reflexologist massages areas that
relate to the thyroid, which are found in the big toe and the arch of the
foot.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapistfor:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture An
acupuncturist may treat the condition with fine needles inserted into
positions on the \"energy pathways\" of the body to clear obstructions of
blood circulation and energy, and an accumulation of phlegm, which in
Chinese medicine are related to problems with the thyroid gland.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment would be constitutional, but
specific remedies include Iodum 30c, Spongia 30c, Calcarea 30c, and
Fluoric ac. 30c.\n     \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Seizures are the
tingling or twitching in small areas of the body, such as the face, or
the loss of consciousness and uncontrolled jerks of the whole body.
Recurrent seizures are called epilepsy. Seizures may affect only part of
the brain, or be generalized, causing grand mal symptoms of headache,
drowsiness, dizziness, and a feeling of discomfort or \"aura,\" followed
by unconsciousness, stiffening, or uncontrollable jerking of the body, or
petit mal which usually affects children and can be difficult to detect
since it may seem as if the child is just daydreaming. Occasionally they
found one that seemed to help. Unfortunately, when we try these remedies
today, they are hardly ever as effective as the medicines our doctor
prescribes. Some even make us worse, either directly, by lowering our
seizure threshold, or indirectly, by interacting with our prescription
medications.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeizurcs are caused by sudden,
uncontrolled occurrences of elcctrical brain activity. They can be
triggered by injury, infection, or disease, or there may be no obvious
reason.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRecent studies have found that infant
vaccines DTP (diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis) and MMR (measles/
mumps/rubella) can increase the risk of seizure. Chemicals found in
aerosols, pesticides, paraffin fire fumes, diesel emissions, and solvents
may also be triggers. Studies show a link between epilepsy and celiac
disease, an allergy or intolerance to foods containing gluten, such as
wheat, barley, rye, and oats.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNaturopathy It is believed that avoiding certain
drugs, chemicals, and foods can also help prevent attacks. Naturopaths
suggest a well-balanced gluten-free diet, high in vitamins D and B6, as
well as zinc, calcium, and magnesium, which have anticonvulsant
properties, and the amino acid taurine, to help control seizures .
Avoiding caffeine and moderating your alcohol intake may also be
recommended.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach Flower Remedies Clematis for
preventing the initial feeling of vagueness and Rescue Remedy during an
attack may be suggested.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy The light
pressure used in cranial osteopathy has been found to help relieve
symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga, Aromatherapy, Meditation, and
Biofeed-back Many seizures occur during times of stress and these
therapies have been found to be beneficial relaxation and body
awareness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nShould I get the doctor involved?<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTake the information that you gather to your doctor.
If you\'re having seizures or unacceptable side effects, tell the doctor
how you feel (remember to take your seizure calendar) and ask whether
there\'s some other treatment that is likely to help you. When you say
that you\'ve been investigating an herbal medicine, the doctor should be
willing to hear you out. Doctors also are trying to get educated about
herbal products, so the doctor may or may not have more information about
that herb.\n     \n    \n                      \n         <p><strong>About
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3121','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Rheumatoid arthritis
is a systemic disease that begins with severe pain in the small joints of
hands and feet, spreading to the wrists, knees, shoulders, ankles, and
elbows. Overlying skin appears red and shiny. This condition affects
mostly women, often beginning between the ages of 20 and 40, although it
can occur at any time. Symptoms include joint pain, swelling, and
stiffness, accompanied by fatigue, low-grade fever, and poor appetite.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune reaction
resulting in a chronic, inflammatory condition affecting the joints and
the tissues around them. The joints them-selves become painful, swollen,
unstable, and then greatly deformed. It varies in severity.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition
It is sensible to increase your intake of wholefoods, vegetables, and
fiber. Reduce intake of meat, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fats.
A qualified nutritional therapist will check for food allergies or
intolerance, such as dairy, wheat, corn, and so on, and will, perhaps,
suggest daily supplementation with vitamins C (2g), E (400iu), and B
complex, along with calcium pantothenate, selenium (100mg), and zinc
(30mg).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Cold compresses are useful
when the joints are acutely inflamed, followed by alternating hot and
cold compresses.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Joints can be massaged
with tiger balm, lavender, and camomile oils, and Ruta graveolens
cream.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist
for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture This will be aimed at energy
balance, and pain relief.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Useful
herbs include black cohosh, wild yam, willow bark, and licorice.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies include Arnica 6c,
Bryonia 30c, Rhus tox. 6c, and Ruta grav. 6c, but treatment should always
be constitutional.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy Treatment will be to
address the maintenance of body mechanics.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHealing
This therapy can be beneficial.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGout<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGout is caused by the buildup of crystalized uric
acid around the joints, causing severe pain, swelling, and redness around
them. It affects mainly the big toe, knuckles, knees, and elbows. An
attack may be accompanied by a high fever, and repeated attacks damage
bones. Gout is usually an indication that the body is not processing and
removing uric acid efficiently.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Avoid shellfish, sardines,
kidneys, and beans, and increase your intake of water. Biochemic tissue
salts include Nat. phos and Nat. sulf.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage
Oils of peppermint, lavender, camomile and geranium may be massaged into
the affected area. Ruta graveolens cream may also be used. Self-mobilize
the toe by gently pulling it and moving it around.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupressure Massage of points relating to the feet will be
useful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist
for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Celery seeds, and wintergreen
teas; bladderwrack may be taken internally, or seaweed can be eaten or
added to the bath. Burdock and nettle neutralize and eliminate poisons
from the body. A poultice of comfrey and marigold may be useful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChiropractic and Osteopathy Both provide foot
mobilization maneuvers to help the condition.\n     \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3122','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Visualization is the
forming of meaningful images in the mind: it is usually most effective
when resting comfortably with the eyes closed. Especially when undertaken
in conjunction with hypnosis, this natural ability can achieve
therapeutic effects in several ways. Visualization is a powerful tool
which creates health through imagery. The technique of visualization
consists of creating a mental image of a desired outcome, and repeatedly
playing that image in the mind. It involves the use of imagination to
produce a desired outcome. Although visualization can be used in many
ways, in alternative medicine visualization sometimes occurs in
conjunction with medical treatment. Effecting change through visualizing
desired outcomes has become more and more acceptable in recent years.
Psychologists do not understand exactly how it works but clearly the mind
and body are not as separate as we often believe. It seems that if you
truly want something it is more likely to happen - provided of course
that it is something that is possible, and within your control.
Visualization helps us to truly want to lose weight by creating a clear
and happy picture of our fitter bodies. Without this we can often put
psychological traps in our own path.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExternal
Visualization<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelaxation Imagining a pleasant,
relaxing place - a sunny beach, perhaps - releases body tensions.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLife Changes To visualize yourself competently
dealing with your problems, being successful, challenging other people,
or playing a musical instrument well, can overcome blocks to being
assertive and achieving what you want.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAccessing
The Past Images of childhood may afford access to repressed memories and
emotions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRewriting The Past An event that at the
time was traumatic and damaging can be reviewed - this time with a
positive outcome.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSpiritual Growth Once facility
in visualizing is achieved, images may occur spontaneously, increasing
insight into your own condition, into the way the world works, and into
higher levels of consciousness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInternal
Visualization<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is not necessary to be a
physician to be able to imagine the workings of your own body.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRelazation Just imagining the complete relaxation of
specific muscles can help to make it happen.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPhysical Stress Picturing the heartbeat slowing or the lungs
moving evenly and calmly immediately influences these processes.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Brain Imagining the brain stilling its activity,
emptying out unwanted contents, or making better connections between
parts of itself can produce changes in mood.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHealing Forming a clear image of a part of the mind or body that
is in need of healing can cause actul improvement to take place.\n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3123','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   There are many
different types of arthritis, each of which involves some disorder or
inflammation of one or more joints. The two most common forms are
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteoarthritis (OA)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteoarthritis is the
most common type of arthritis, affecting the middle-aged. It is a
degenerative joint disease and is characterized by pain, stiffness, and
swelling in spinal joints, hips, knees, and joints of the hand, with
progressive loss of function. The cartilage that lines the bones
degenerates, becoming inflamed, rough, and hardened, and eventually wears
away. Tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are holding the joint together
become weaker, causing deformity, pain, and reduced movement.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteoarthritis is the result of natural wear arid
tear, but other causes can include<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nrepeated strain
to joints, ligaments, and muscles<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\njoint
deformation from birth or previous injury<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nrheumatoid arthritis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ngout<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nnutritional and hormonal influences.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Correct body
weight should be maintained to prevent strain from causing
osteoarthritis. Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers, and simple
carbohydrates, such as white flour and refined sugar, should be eaten in
moderation. Avoid coffee, red meat, artificial additives, and processed
foods. Increase your intake of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates,
wheat germ, and oily fish. A nutritionist might suggest daily
supplementation with vitamins A (10,000iu), C (2g), E (600iu), and B6
(50mg).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage Joints can be massaged effectively
with tiger balm, lavender and camomile oils, and with Ruta grav.
cream.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga This will help to encourage joint
mobility and improved posture.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture With or
without using moxibustion, this will act to balance energies and reduce
both inflammation and pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe hand is a complex
arrangement of bones, joints, and tendons, which make it vulnerable to
wear and tear<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAyurveda Treatment is aimed at
balancing the elements of air, fire, water, and mindbody connections.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Some herbalists might recommend
celery seed, yucca leava bogbean, and devil\'s clal taken daily.
Infusions alfalfa and nettle may be suggested as nutrition supplements.
Wild yam root and glucose amine (1500mg per day) are also useful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Rhus tox.6c is suitable when the condition
is worse with rest anij dampness, and Ruta grav. is appropriate when
symptoms are relieved by warmth.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy and
Chiropractic These are useful for maintenance of efficient body mechanics
and pain relief.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRolfing Treatment will address
postural integration.\n      \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3124','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Atherosclerosis is
the result of smoking, too much fat in the diet (including cholesterol,
see box\" Ideal cholesterol levels \"), and lack of proper exercise,
coupled with excessive mental and emotional stress and strain. This
causes a gradual buildup of fatty deposits - or atheroma - on the walls
of the arteries, which gradually hardens or calcifies with linte and
prevents the arteries from expanding and contracting as they should.
Hardening of the arteries is called arteriosclerosis.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nArteries that become \"furred up\" and hardened rcstrict the
vital flow of blood to other parts of the body, so the organs and tissues
there become affected and stop working as well. Eventually, if no action
is taken, the arteries become blocked, cutting off the blood snpply
completely. When this happens to the arteries around the heart the result
is a heart attack. In the brain it is a cause of a stroke.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCommon signs and symptoms of atherosclerosis are chest pain
(angina), leg cramps (intermittent claudication), poor circulation
(peripheral ischemia), leg ulcers, dizziness, weakness, breathlessness,
mental feebleness (poor memory, mental confusion), weak pulse (or
\"wide\" pulse pressure), increasing clumsiness, lack of coordination,
dexterity, or agility.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAlternative therapies combining a range of physical and
psychological approaches have been shown by Dr. Dean Omish in the United
States to halt and even reverse atherosclerosis. Particularly successful
seem to be those involving a healthy diet with food supplements,
exercise, yoga, massage, and relaxation therapy, counseling and other
\"talking therapies\" linked to close social support. In other words,
most of the ways of preventing heart disease are also effective for
treating it. Other therapies can also help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition All dietary fiber is beneficial to the body, but
particularly the water-soluble type that is found in oats and pulses,
because it reduces excess cholesterol. Ginger can be added to many dishes
with the same effect.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Garlic,
ginger, hot red, or chili, peppers, yarrow herb, and alfalfa have been
shown to reduce the \"stickiness\" of blood and help prevent clotting.
They may also help dissolve atheroma already in arteries, as may hawthorn
berries.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChelation Therapy This is a controversial
therapy, popular mainly in the United States, that uses a synthetic amino
acid ethylenediaminetetracetic acid (or EDTA) as part of a cocktail of
anticoagulant drugs and nutrients to dissolve atheroma and flush it away
through the kidneys. The treatment is by long-term injection and can only
be carried out by a conventional medical doctor. There is some evidence
of efficacy, but there are doubts about safety and the therapy is still
under investigation.\n \n    \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3125','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Asthma is a chronic
inflammatory condition that results in wheeziness and breathing
difficulties. The air tubes in the lungs become extremely sensitive, and
irritants, such as pollen, house dust, mites, animal fur, cold air,
exercise, and emotional upset, can all trigger an attack. When this
happens, muscle spasms in the walls of the airways cause them to narrow;
the secretion of mucus adds to the problem, and the flow of air is
considerably hampered.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is important to breathe
correctly so that the diaphragm rises and falls and the lungs fill and
empty properly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms may include wheezing,
coughing, breathlessness, and tight chest. A bad attack can cause
sweating, rapid heartbeat, and extreme gasping for breath.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe condition and its trigger
factors are still not fully understood. All asthma sufferers are
deficient in magnesium. Naturopaths believe that magnesium, given
intravenously, is the most effective remedy to stop an attack.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Stick to naturally- and
organically-grown foods. Avoid additives, which can trigger allergic
reactions, and cut down on dairy products. Eat plenty of fruit and
vegetables: garlic and onions are said to deter mucus production.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Infusions of elecampane, euphorbia
with thyme, grindelia or senega, ephedra (alone or with grindelia), and
skunk cabbage help relax muscular spasms, loosen phlegm, and relieve
tension. lnhalations of camomile or eucalyptus have a similar effect. A
tincture of fiery cayenne desensitizes airways.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath will prescribe according to the individual
case but might recommend the following:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor
difficulties in breathing, where the sufferer has to bend forward to
breathe, feels restless and exhausted, and worse between midnight and 2
a.m Arsenicum alb for both adults and children.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFor a sudden attack after exposure to cold or dry wind -
Aconite<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor coughing, gasping for air, vomiting
mucus, worse at night and when humid - Carbo veg.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIf sufferer is pale, lethargic, worse at night, particularly in
warm climate - Kali carb.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor wakefulness in early
hours in damp atmosphm where sufferer holds chest while coughing, shows
symptoms of fluid retention, and has morning diarrhea. Natrum sulf.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhere a child coughs green phlegm and craves fresh
air - Pulsatilla<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor acute breathlesssness, excess
mucus production, and vomiting - Ipecacuanha<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor a
choking cough accompanied by asthma that is better in damp but worse in
dry, cold conditiom. Hepar sulf.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor noisy
wheezing, coughing and gasping - Antimonium tart.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFor asthma that follows on from childhood eczema. Psorinum<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFor asthma following a cold - Silica.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nReflexology, Massage, Hydrotherapy, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture,
Bach Remedies, Osteopathy, Alexander Technique, and Chiropractic. All of
these can be helpful. Consult a qualified practitioner who will be able
to assess your particular case properly.\n     \n    \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3126','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n    \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Back pain is the most
common problem for the majority of the population. If back pain is
unrelenting, unaffected by movement or accompanied with fever, malaise,
reduced appetite, sudden weight loss, or severe headache (especially when
accompanied by nausea and vomiting), medical treatment must be sought
immediately. A medical doctor must always be consulted if the spine is
damaged as a result of a fall or accident, if there is suspected
fracture, or when there is serious illness, such as a heart attack.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLumbago or Lower Back Pain<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLower back pain may range from being an occasional dull ache
below the waist level to a constant, severe pain causing the back to
\"lock\". The pain may remain in the lower back, be one-sided, or both,
or may spread into the buttock or the leg, as far as the knee and foot.
There may be accompanying pins and needles and aching in the leg
(sciatica). It is made worse by bending, menstruation, changing
positions, or by turning over in bed.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMassage This can help to reduce muscular tension and
pain, although it is important not to massage over the vertebrae.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This may help.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBach Flower Remedies Try Agrimony and Hornbeam, which may help
when there are sleep problems caused by the condition.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy, Chiropractic, Alexander Technique, and Acupuncture
All can be extremely effective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSlipped Disk<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA slipped disk occurs when one of the fibrous disks
that separate the fibrous disks that separate the vertebrae ruptures and
presses against the nerves in the spinal canal.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThere will be sudden severe, aching pain, with muscle spasm. It
will be worse after rest, cougbing, sneezing, or bending, and may be
accompanied by pins and needles and numbness in the leg or foot.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA prolapsed disk
must be seen by a medical professional before any treatment is
undergone.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTens (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation) This uses electrodes to block nem impulses and stimulate the
release of endorphins, the body\'s natural pain-relief hormones.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Arnica every 30 minutes for up tosil
doses, then four-hourly for up to five days.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach
Flower Remedies Rescue Remedy is appropriate for the shock accompanying
pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Hot and cold compresses.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture.\n      \n
      \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    There are a number of
causes for pain in the arms and hands. When pain is associated with neck
and shoulder blade stiffness, and there is a pins and needles sensation
in part of the arm, the pain may be \"referred\" from the neck or
midback. Specific pain in the shoulder, elbow, or joints of the hand may
be due to arthritis, especially if accompanied by swelling and reddened
skin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFrozen Shoulder<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFrozen shoulder is characterized by pain and restriction in the
shoulder. Pain is worse when lifting the arm sideways, putting on or
removing clothing, and lying on the affected arm.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment should be given early,
before stiffness develops. Light gentle exercise, within the limits of
pain, will improve general long-term mobility.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Castor-oil packs are very useful.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTens<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTranscutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation will encourage the body\'s own natural pain-killers.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHot and cold
compresses should be alternated.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture
Treatment will address the same points as for acupressure and is
performed on the shoulder itself. It can help relieve pain and promote
mobility of the shoulder joint.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This
can relieve symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Essential oils
of rosemary and pine may be used in the bath, in a vaporizer, or for a
light massage of the affected area.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChiropractic
Individual joint adjustment will be necessary.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment will be constitutional, but specific
remedies may include Rhus tox. 6c and Bryonia 6c.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMassage Ruta grav, cream, rolfing and shiatsu will all encourage
healing, relieve pain, and aid mobility.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOsteopathy Useful in early and chronic ,stages for reducing
inflammation, and maintaining shoulder joint -mobility, and trunk and
spinal mechanics.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTennis Elbow<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms include pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow,
accompanied by restricted movement.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure This will encourage healing annl relieve
symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Alternate hot and cold
compresses<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Treatment
will be aimed at the same points as acupressure.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Constitutional treatment is essential specific
remedies include Arnica 6c, Rhus tox. 6c and Ruta gray. 6c.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy Treatment will include soft tissue
reintegration, as well as correction of the mechanics locally, and of the
arm in relation to the shoulder and trunk.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMyotherapy Massage of trigger points will generally be
undertaken.\n    \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Read out for <a target=\"_blank\"
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Since the early
1900s, as psychology developed and the unconscious began to be explored,
the role that the creative process can play in revealing and healing has
been studied and clarified. Emotions are experienced - without the filter
of words - in the body itself, and emotional memories are encoded and
stored there. The psychotherapeutic use of the creative arts enables us
to connect with this material directly, and give non-verbal expression to
what is driving or crippling us.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDance, music,
art, and other means of imaginative expression can circumvent the blocks
between conscious and unconscious in the rational mind. Not only can the
meaning and cause of erratic behavior be made explicit, but the clues to
its resolution can appear through creative expression and interaction
with a therapist trained in both psychotherapy and the arts.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDance Movement Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDance
movement therapy can enable individuals to integrate their physical,
emotional, and cognitive selves. Because \"dancing needs the whole living
person\" (Rudolf von Laban, pioneer of physiotherapeutic choreography in
the 1920s), it has the power to affect parts of the mind that direct
verbal communication cannot. The system of choreographic notation
formulated by Laban (Labanotation) was later developed and used for
analyzing movement, and it is on this basis that dance movement
therapists analyze and interpret the actions of their clients. Through
the therapist\'s insights, the clients may be led to a greater sense of
self-awareness and reach a freer level of self-expression.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIn this way it is possible to \"read\" what the body is already
communicating, given that 75 percent of communication is nonverbal. The
therapist\'s interpretation may well reveal new images to the client,
possibly representing resolutions of a difficulty or a break-through in
self-realization. The client may also be pleased that \"treatment\" seems
at least partly physical and is not \"all in the head.\" A group movement
session also encourages interactions with others and helps to break down
barriers to communication. Solo or in company, however, dance can bring a
new and powerful experience of pure enjoyment to the healing process.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArt Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nArt and music
therapies have been established now for about 20 years. Because they work
on the nonverbal level, they can often help people whose traumas and
emotional problems are buried too deep for words, or children who may not
have the words to describe their distress. These therapies can be used
for people with severe mental problems (although art therapy is not
recommended for schizophrenia) but can also help those who find it
difficult to express their emotions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDrawing,
painting, craft work, making models - all sllch activities may give form
to otherwise inexpressible inner feelings and so access truths that have
previously gone unrecognized. The goal in therapy is not necessarily to
produce skillful finished works, but to follow spontaneous impulses in
the use of (for example) line, color, form, and texture. All too often a
person\'s spontaneity has been repressed, and reconnecting with that
immediacy and energy of itself provides release. The works created can be
interpreted individually or as a series.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPainting
and modeling can be more than a chance to express one\'s creativity. It
may be easier for people to represent their inner fears with an image on
paper that they can then confront and conquer.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOften the actual act of physically painting or sculpting -
throwing the clay, making savage paint strokes- can itself be very
therapeutic.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt was Freudian analysts who first
discovered the significance of paintings made by inmates of mental
asylums. Expressing a fantasy in a nonverbal way, according to Freudian
doctrine, allows the patient to bypass the ego, which may try to censor
the experience for presentation to the world. Painting helps the patient
to take part in their own healing process; a series of pictures may chart
their progress toward cure.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMusic Therapy<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSessions require both the therapist and the client to
play (or beat the rhythm), sing, and listen. The client should create his
or her own music while the therapist supports and encourages by
responding musically.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFeelings can be conveyed and
recognized without words. Through patterns of rhythm, pitch, tempo, and
tonality, the client may externalize discordant internal \"noise,\" so
effecting release and harmony. Playing in a group creates a social
interaction that can develop awareness and the ability to relate in a
satisfying way.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSound therapy uses specially
filtered recorded music to improve listening skills as a way of
energizing and harmonizing the mind. Changing the way people think about
what they are hearing can also change the way that they feel and
behave.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe most recent development in this
rapidly growing area is the use of system of loudspeakers that amplifies
vibrations caused by music and transmits them to the client through a
specially designed mattress. Some experts consider this to be much more
efficacious than sound only.\n    \n    \n                     \n
      #p#分页标题#e#<p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Read out
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      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Most Alternative
therapies hold that human beings are not only physical, but consist of a
\"subtle energy\" system that relates to the mental, emotional, and
spiritual self, all of which may be addressed in diagnosis and treatment.
Though not yet scientifically proven, the concept of a sort of invisible
\"subtle body\" appears to have some support in the latest theories in
modern subatomic physics.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe idea that we have a
\"subtle energy body\" or \"aura\" is not new. It has been traditionally
recognized by Eastern medicine and most religions for centuries, and some
psychics claim they can see it. According to these traditions it consists
of a series of energy fields around the body, moving out from the
\"etheric\" or electromagnetic field through the emotional and mental
bodies, to the spiritual.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhat religion is energy
healing therapy based on?<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEnergy healing therapy
can be based in many different religions. How the energy healing therapy
is approached, what the purpose is, and the effect it has on the
patient’s mind and body will all play a part in which religion a
particular energy healing therapy is based. While they are all
spiritually based, the religion they represent will vary.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEnergy flows within the body through channels called
\"meridians,\" and seven main energy centers aligned down the spine.
These energy centers or chakras (a Sanskrit word for \"wheel\") absorb
and emit life force. Each chakra governs an area of the body together
with specific emotional issues. Thus the \"root\" or \"base chakra\"
connects with the adrenal glands, the hips, and one\'s security in the
world, and the \"brow chakra\" to the pineal gland, intuition, and
will.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGood health depends on the free flow of
energy, and ill-health is caused by energy blockages or imbalances
resulting from physical causes such as bad nutrition, drugs, or injury,
and/or mental and emotional causes such as shock, grief, or negative
thinking.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEnergy-oriented therapies include
acupuncture, uiodynamic massage, color and light therapy, craniosacral
therapy, crystal healing, homeopathy, kinesiology, polarity therapy, chi
kung, shiatsu, sound therapy, spiritual/psychic healing, and zero
balancing.\n     \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Read out for <a target=\"_blank\"
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target=\"_blank\">asthma treatment</a>        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3130','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Severe problems with
eyes should always be referred to a specialist, but alternative therapies
can support orthodox treatment and may be very useful in conditions that
affect the eyelids and tear glands. When treating infections and
inflammations of the eyes, wash your hands between treating each eye, and
use fresh materials so that you do not transfer infection from eye to
eye.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConjunctivitis<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConjunctivitis symptoms are red, itchy eyes; a yellow discharge;
and inflammation around the eye or eyelid. It is normally caused by
infection or allergy and is not serious except in newborn babies.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine
Herbal eye baths made from infusions of eyebright (euphrasia), chickweed,
elderflower, or camomile flowers are a soothing, effective treatment.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath may prescribe Argentum nit. 6c
for \"gritty eyes\" or Pulsatilla 6c for itchy eyes with a discharge.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEyesight Problems<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHazy vision,
difficulty in reading, tired eyes, headaches are all types of eyesight
problems. They may be the result of vision problems, high blood pressure,
and eyestrain, among other factors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga Candle gazing is a beneficial yoga exercise for
eyestrain. Sit comfortably and gaze at a candle about 3ft/1m away,
without blinking, for ten seconds. Palm for 30 seconds, then resume
gazing with one eye only then the other, then together, turning the head
Gradually increase the time (20 then 30 seconds) over several weeks.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specifie remedies to be taken for
eyestrain include: Arnica, when the muscles, are tired; Natrum mur., when
eyes ache upon looking lip down or around; Ruta grav., when the eyes burn
or feel strained after close work or reading; Phosphorus, tired eyes are
associated with great nervousness and apprehension.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe Bates Method This is designed to strengthen the eye muscles
and rectify vision problems as a natural alternative to wearing
glasses.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCataracts<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCataracts cause cloudy, distorted vision resulting from, changes
in the protein makeup of the lens. They are most common in old age, but
may be caused by iritis, babies are born with cataracts.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And Nutrition Research
suggests that vitamins B2 and C can help improve the condition in which
sight deteriorates as the lens becomes opaque. Supplementing with vitamin
E and the antioxidant mineral selenium can help rectify dietary
deficiencies that can exacerbate the condition.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies include Phosphorus, when there is a
sensation of mist being pulled across the eyes; Calcarea, for the early
stages, with circular lines visible in the lens; Silica, for the later
stages, when cataract begins to interfere with sight.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGlaucoma<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGradual loss of vision, aching
pain in and above the eyes, seeing \"rings\" around lights are the
symptoms of glaucoma. The disease is caused by a buildup of fluid in the
front chamber of the eye. Glaucoma may be asymptomatic and vision may be
lost before the sufferer is aware of the disease. If there is a family
history of glaucoma, ensure regular screening by an optician.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Home
hydrotherapy treatment offers immediate relid - place alternate hot and
cold face towels over the eyes.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Bates Method
These exercises can also be used to treat this condition.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Take Belladonna 30c every 15 minutes for up to ten
doses when symptoms start.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSquint<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSquint is the inward or outward turning of the eye or eyes. In
adults, squint is normally caused by damage to the eye muscles or the
motor nerves that control the eye muscles, usually the result of
diabetes, high blood pressure, brain tumor, or brain injury. In children,
squint should be treated before the affected eye becomes lazy and
ineffective.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
Bates Method Minor squints can be successfully treated with the Bates
Method.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga Palming relaxes the eye muscles and
improves squints. Rest with your arms on a table and rub your hands
together. Cup hands over closed eyes, shutting out all light, and relax
for 20 seconds while being aware of visual sensations. Repeat at least
twice a day.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies include
Gelsemium 6c and Alumina 6c.\n     \n   \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    As with eyes, serious
infections of the inner ear should be referred to a specialist.
Alternative therapies can be very helpful for problems caused by
infection of the outer ear and excessive catarrh. Glue ear, a condition
that commonly affects children, is discussed on.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEarache<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEarache is a sharp pain and fever
caused by an infection of the outer or middle ear.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine For immediate
relief, carefully apply in the ear two drops of essential oil of St.
John\'s wort, almond, garlic, or mullein and hold a warm hot-water bottle
wrapped in a towel to the ear.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Belladonna
might be prescribed for acute throbbing.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTinnitus<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTinnitus is a continuous ringing
sound in the ears, usually the result of foreign bodies in the ear,
pressure damage, some drugs, wax, and aging.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nYoga Increase the blood
circulation to the head with gentle head and neck exercises.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Hopi ear candle therapy is a
traditional Native American remedy and a safe and natural way of removing
wax from the ear, one of the causes of this condition. A trained
practitioner places a specially made cylinder or candle in the ear and
lights it, drawing out old wax from the ear and introducing healing
herbal vapors.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Specific remedies
include Salicyclie are 6c; Carbon sulf. 6c; China sulf. 6c; and Kali iod.
6c<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDeafness<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is
complete or partial loss of hearing. Deafness may be due to infection,
Eustachian tube blockage, excessive amounts of ear wax, or otosclerosis.
It may also be caused by Meniere\'s disease, drugs, poor nutrtion, aging,
and congenital conditions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNaturopathy A naturopathic diet rich in vitamin A
promotes repair of damaged tissues in the ear and helps stimulate the
auditory nerve. A grapefruit seed extract called Citricidal breaks up
hardened wax - a common cause of partial deafness.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment would be constitutional specific remedies
may include Phosphorus, Graphites, Aconite, China, A Gelsemium, and
Chenopodium, all 6c.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Therapists relate
the with the working of the kidney and bladder, and may use fine needles;
to unblock these energy pathways and stimulate the nerves of the ears.!\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3132','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Light and sound
therapies are \"sensory\" because they act on the human senses through
waves of both sound and light. Sitting in the sun or listening to a
favorite piece of music can definitely affect your mood. But because not
all sound and light waves can be seen or heard, many therapists consider
that they work on the energy or \"vibrational\" planes as well as at the
psychological level.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLight Therapies<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInsufficient natural light can lead to depression,
tiredness, or overeating. In the winter, especially in colder countries,
the level of indoor light produces only about a tenth of the illumination
of a full day of natural light. A form of \"winter blues\" that can
result from this is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It
affects around 1 percent of the population (more women than men) but can
be successfully treated with special \"full spectrum\" light units fitted
into the home or into the office.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColor Therapy<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNormal daylight (that is, light from the sun) is
filtered through the eye to produce the visible colors of the spectrum -
red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Other colors
invisible to the human eye are ultraviolet and infrared, which affect us
even though we \'can\'t see them, because our skin is receptive to
changes in light.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColor therapists work with
colors to rebalance the body on both the physical and \"psychic\" levels.
Therapists who work on the physical level believe that as light is
received and absorbed through the skin it works on the nervous system to
change the body\'s chemical balance. By adjusting the amount of specific
color input they believe they can affect physical well being as well as
mood. Pink, for instance, is considered to have a calming effect, red
speeds up the circulation and raises blood pressure, while blue lowers
it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOn the psychic, or subtle energy level,
therapists work to influence the seven energy centers, or chakras each of
which is said to correspond to one of the seven colors of the light
spectrum, starting with red for the \"base\" chakra and ending with
violet at the \"crown\" center. So, for example, green is said to
influence the \"heart\" chakra and yellow the \"solar plexus.\"<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColors and Aura<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMany
therapists work with your \"aura\" and \"chakras\". An aura is an energy
field, which, personal to each individual. Some therapists claim tob able
to see an aura, which manifests itself in the fonno a shimmer or haze of
colored light around the body. Every aura has its own colors, and they
are affected by your health, well-being, and spirit. If your energy
compromised in any way, that will be reflected in tit color of your
aura.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nColor therapists claim that every subtle
change color affects us on every level of our being. Recent scientific
studies have confirmed that every cell of our body is made up of
contracted light - and because light responds to color, the as yet
unproved theories behind color therapy are believed to make sense. Color
therapy is aimed at restoring cells to an even level of balance, thus
stimulating any necessary healing processes and improving overall
spiritual and mental health. Your therapist will choose a color that he
or she sees as vibrating at a frequency needed to restore the cells; he
or she must take care to choose the correct color and offer it in the
right \"dosage\" to ensure that the balance is maintained. Every color
has both negative and positive attributes.\n \n    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Problems with the
blood, as opposed to the supply or circulation of blood, are normally the
result of something wrong in the chemical composition of the blood so
that either it does not flow as it should (it may clot too quickly or not
fast enough) or it does not have the right amount of chemicals to nourish
and protect the body or itself properly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSerious
blood problems such as hemophilia (an inherited deficiency in which blood
will not clot properly, resulting in excessive bleeding), agranulocytosis
(which is the result of a white blood cell deficiency), leukemia,
polycythemia (high altitude or mountain sickness, from having too many
red blood cells), and septicemia (blood poisoning, the result of an
overload of disease-causing bacteria in the bloodstream) are relatively
rare but need medical help, mostly urgently. They are really not suitable
subjects for treatment by alternative therapies.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAnemia<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnemia, which simply means lack of
blood, is not a disease so much as a disorder. It is caused by a
deficiency of the red oxygen-carrying pigment in blood (hemoglobin),
often from lack of iron in the diet. It is more common among women than
men and can be a particular problem for women with heavy periods. Iron-
deficiency anemia may also be caused by blood loss into the gut in
conditions such as peptic ulcer and stomach cancer.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of anemia are a \"tired-all-the-time\" feeling, pale
skin, shortness of breath, dizziness, poor concentration, recurrent colds
and infections, and white eyelid linings.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSickle
Cell Anemia<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeveral blood disorders are the result
of a single gene. Sickle cell anemia causes a distortion of the red blood
cells into sickle shapes (a sort of half-moon shape), slowing the blood
flow and decreasing the amount of oxygen the red cells are able to carry.
It is much more common in Africans, Caribbeans, and people of middle
Eastern descent; in the United States, 1 in every 400 Afro- Americans has
this disease. There are several forms of sickle cell anemia, ranging from
mild to severe. Symptoms of the severe form, which usually begins at
about six months of age, include organ dysfunction, pain, and jaundice,
eventually leading and extreme lethargy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSickle
cell anemia cannot be cured, but most sufferers maintain a good lifestyle
with regulerers transfusions. It is often suggested that sufferers, take
specific inoculations in order to avoid infection. Dehydration and
coldness may cause painful sickle cell crises in the sufferer, and should
be avoided.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet
and Nutrition The treatment of iron-deficiency anemia is to take more
iron in food or as food supplements, ideally in a multimixture that
includes a complex of B vitamins, especially B12 and folic acid, vitamins
C, vitamins E, copper, and selenium. Supplements may be taken tablets or
liquid tonic. Iron - rich foods include liver beef, and chicken. The best
non-animal sources are soybeans, corn flour, spinach, black kidney beans,
rhubarb, dried fruits, and dark green leafy vegetables. Biochemic tissue
salts may also help. Avoid tea: it cuts down the amount of iron the body
can absorb.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese
Medicine Chinese herbs (gui pi wan or \"Return spleen tablets\") may
help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Some find this therapy
helpful.\n \n    \n                      \n         <p><strong>About the
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3134','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Although acupuncture
is believed to have been practiced in China for as long as 5,000 years,
it is a recent introduction in the West. It was first introduced into
Britain at the end of the 18th century, when it was initially taken very
seriously by the medical profession. In 1827 there was a fully reported
case of a man having been cured of dropsy by the method at the Royal
Infirmary of Edinburgh, and in the same year the medical journal the
Lancet reported the results of a long-term trial in which more than 100
patients with rheumatism had been successfully treated at St. Thomas\'s
Hospital, London. But as scientific medicine rapidly developed,
acupuncture soon fell into decline and came to be derided.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTwentieth - Century Developments<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn France
interest in acupuncture developed at the end of the 19th century, and in
1928 the returning French consul to China. who had translated many
treatises on the subject from Chinese into French, fostered a great
interest in the subject. Ever since that time it has been a recognized
method of treatment in France.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt was not until
1958 that it was discovered, in China, that acupuncture could be
effective as an anesthetic and operations began to be performed using
this method. East-West relations improved in the 1970s, and President
Richard Nixon visited China with three of his physicians, who were able
to observe acupuncture in action.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn the last
decade or so there has been much research into acupuncture in both East
and West. Early studies aimed to verify the existence of the meridians
and acupoints and to determine how the therapy works. One theory
suggested that acupuncture activates \"pain barriers\" in the nervous
system. Other research has suggested that during acupuncture the brain
releases endorphins, chemicals that naturally reduce pain and enhance the
feeling of well-being.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe World Health
Organization has recognized the value of acupuncture for treating around
100 common ailments, and it is increasingly being incorporated into
Western healthcare systems.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWestern Forms of
Practice<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditionally, acupuncture has always
been performed by hand, with the practitioner developing sensitivity in
the hands and fingertips for both diagnosis and needle manipulation. In
recent years, however, many \"hands-off\" types of treatment have been
developed using electrical or laser stimulation of the acupuncture
points.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn the West, especially in Germany, a
number of electroacupuncture measuring devices have been developed that
claim to measure precisely the amount of electrical energy in each of the
meridians and determine appropriate points for treatment. At the same
time several devices have been developed for home use that enable lay
people to locate points for common ailments and treat them electrically.
These may provide some relief for mild ailments but it is better to
consult a qualified practitioner for more serious disorders.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn Japan a form of electroacupuncture known as
\"Ryodoraku\" is quite popular and it has already been adopted by some
Western acupuncturists. The procedure involves attaching small clips to
the needles after they have been inserted and passing a small electrical
current through them. A tingling sensation is felt around the point, and
the electrical stimulation is said to remove blockages and promote
circulation in the tissues. This technique is effective for pain
relief.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMore recently some acupuncturists have
experimented with innovations such as stimulating the acupuncture points
with light, sound, and plant essences. Laser therapy is also becoming
popular and is applied by means of a laser pen or \"gun\" that emits a
laser beam directly into the acupuncture point. This is thought to
promote rapid healing and is popular with some medically trained
acupuncturists, but traditional acupuncturists still prefer to use their
hands and senses rather than machines.\n       \n   \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3135','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   This is a persistent
ache in the head, usually a response to stress or tension, \'or to toxins
circulating in the blood as a result of infection.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTypical migraine symptoms include visual disturbances or
hallucinatory \"aura\"; throbbing headache (classically on one side,
known medically as hemicrania); nausea and vomiting; sensitivity to
light, movement, and touch; and mood swings. Attacks last between two
hours and two days. Migraines are often confused with headaches but are a
quite separate disorder of the nervous system, although treatments for
the two conditions overlap.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Elimination diets pinpoint trigger
foods, but avoid missing meals altogether because low blood sugar levels
can bring on both headaches and migraines.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy A combination of aromatic oils and massage is an
excellent way to soothe head pain. An aromatherapist will prescribe your
own personal combination of oils, or you can massage your own head and
temples with lavender, basil, or camomile oils. An inhalation, or hot
water bath, containing the essential oil of true melissa, rosemary, or
sweet marjoram can provide soothing relief.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine The herb feverfew is one of the most effective natural medicines
for migraine. Dried feverfew is sold in capsules by health food stores,
and the recommended daily dose is 125mg, or one fresh leaf in a sandwich
daily. Valerian is a natural herbal sedative that helps reduce stress and
is useful for headaches: pour a cup of boiling water onto two teaspoons
of the root and infuse. Willow bark and meadowsweet are natural herbal
painkillers. Lavender can also help.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Treatment should be constitutional but remedies for acute attacks include
Natrum Mur., Lycopodium, Silica, and Spigelia.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Exercise and Meditation These can help to relieve the
cycle of tension, stress, and headache.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlexander
Technique Migraine and head pain may be triggered by tensed muscles, and
exercises of the Alexander Technique help maintain and develop a stress-
free posture and allow the mind to focus on the structure of the body.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture Migraine sufferers respond to treatment
on the Liver and Gall Bladder meridians, some of which are on the
head.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPrevention<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTake
vitamins B3 and C.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExercise regularly. Learn to
recognize and anticipate stressful situations that are likely to trigger
an attack.\n     \n    \n                      \n         <p><strong>About
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3136','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Megavitamin therapy
involves taking doses of vitamins far larger than are considered
necessary for general health. The megadose approach has been used for
conditions as diverse as the common cold and cancer, but there are
drawbacks.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPossible Adverse Effects<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVitamin A (retinol) Large amounts of retinol can cause liver and
bone damage. Since retinol is fat soluble, it can build up in the body.
Women who are pregnant or planning to be should not take vitamin A
supplements because of the risk of birth defects.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThiamin(B1) More than 3g a day is toxic to adults causing
headache, irritability, insomnia, rapid pulse, weakness, contact
dermatitis, pruritis, and even death.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNiacin(B3)
Very high doses of nicotinic acid, 3-6g a day, can damage the liver.
Around 200mg a day can cause flushing (although it can be avoided by
taking B3 as nicotinamide).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVitamin B6 Nerve
function can be damaged at doses of between 2-7 g a day, and some sensory
loss is reported in some people between 50-500mg a day with symptoms
disappearing after withdrawal of supplements.\" High intakes in pregnancy
may be risky.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVitamin C May cause kidney stones in
a small group of people who produce too much oxalate in response to high
doses.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVitamin D Infants are most at risk at doses
over 50ug a day from calcium deposits in the arteries and excessive
calcification of bones and internal organs.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nMagnesium High doses between 3-5g a day over a prolonged period
can be fatal.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPhosphorus Maximum daily intake is
70mg per kg of body weight or about 4.5g for a 65kg man.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPotassium Intakes above 17.6g a day could be toxic.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIron Poisoning occurs in children above 20mg per kg
body weight a day with between 200-300mg per kg body weight being a
lethal dose.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nZinc Poisoning can occur at daily
intakes of 2g or more. Long-term exposure to 75-80mg a day can leao to
anemia. As little as 50mg a day interferes with the metabolism of iron
and copper.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCopper High intakes are toxic but how
much is not known.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSelenium Serious problems occur
at intakes above 750ug a day. In the absence of more details, a safe
intake is set at 450ug a day for adult males.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIodine High intakes can cause goiter and hyperthyroidism. Upper
limit on intakes is 17ug per kg body weight a day.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCobalt Doses of 29.5mg a day have produced serious toxic
effects.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGermanium Doses of 50-250mg a day for
between 4 and 18 months can cause serious harm and even death.\n     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3137','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Infectious
mononucleosis (glandular fever) is caused by a type of herpes virus known
as the Epstein-Barr virus. It is most commonly seen in young people
(hence its nickname: \"student flu\"). The disease is seriously
debilitating and can take several months to clear up.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nExtreme fatigue, fever, muscular aches and pains, sore throat and
swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck, are the symptoms of this
illness.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy Massage with essential oils; lavender has antiviral
properties and is particularly effective. (Do not massage with oils while
patient still has a fever; dilute oils with tepid water and sponge down
instead.)<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathic
Homeopathic remedies ean help with specific symptoms, particularly
exhaustion, sweating, aches and pains, and depression.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Some sufferers
henefit from these therapies.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And Nutrition
Eat foods rich in antioxidant nutrients (vitamins C, E, beta carotene, B-
complex, and minerals copper, iron, zinc, and selenium). Garlic and
ginger can be helpful. Sufferers from mononucleosis appear to have lower
than normal levels of essential fatty acids (EFAs). A qualified
nutritionist might recommend a combination of evening primrose oil and
fish oils to help raise these levels and to alleviate the symptoms of
fatigue and malaise. Large doses of vitamin C (up to 100g) given by
intravenous injection with the pharmaceutical drug amantadine
hydrochloride may remove symptoms and promote recovery. It is the
\"alternative\" treatment of choice in the United States, but must be
given by a medical physician.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCounseling,
Rrlaxation Techniques, And Meditation All of these therapies are helpful
for relieving stress and depression.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nShingles<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe herpes zoster virus is the cause of shingles,
which occurs when the immune system is weakened and the dormant virus is
activated. Symptoms include acute skin sensitivity and a classic rash
running around one half of the midriff. The face, neck, and (rarely) eyes
may also be affected.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy, Homeopathy,and Acupuncture. All of these therapies
are known to be benefical in cases of shingles. Accupunture can be
effective in the treatment of postherpetic syndrome after infection.\n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3138','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n    Pain that is
experienced in the nape of the neck may spread into the shoulder blades
or upward into the neck to give \"tension\" headaches, tired eyes, or jaw
pain. Whiplash injury and stiff neck are the two most common forms of
neck injury.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhiplash Injury<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nWhiplash is the result of any accident producing an unexpected
rapid shunt forward and back from behind. The spine is briefly flicked
forward, reacting by snapping backward like a cracking whip. The head is
the end of the whip so maximum strain is absorbed by the soft tissues of
the neck. The whole spine, including the pelvis, is affected. Whiplash
commonly occurs when a stationary car is struck from behind.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms may occur immediately or may be delayed for
some time; they include pain, stiffness in the neck, headaches, impaired
vision, vague aching, weakness, and pins and needles in the shoulder
blades, arms, and hands. Depression and anxiety may also result from
whiplash injury.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIt is important to see a conventional medical doctor to ensure
that no long-term damage has been done to the spine and/or neck.
Following diagnosis of whiplash, a number of alternative therapies may be
useful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition High doses of calcium
pantothenate may relieve stiffness. A good vitamin and mineral supplement
can encourage healing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Sweet marjoram
and rosemary may be used to relieve pain, through massage, or by drops
added to the bath.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Arnica can be taken
for up to six doses, every five minutes following the accident, and then
Ilypericmn, four-hourly, for up to three days.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHydrotherapy Ice packs alternated with hot compresses will
encourage healing and relieve pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOsteopathy,
Chiropractic, Massage, Acupunture, and Alexander Technique These
treatments can help to alleviate pain and restore normal movement as
quickly as possible. However, they should not be used if there is a
fracture of the vertebrae.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStiff or \"Cricked\"
Neck<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA stiff neck is characterized by spasm of the
neck muscles. Pain may be constant, and particularly severe upon twisting
the neck and drawing the head to one side. The acute pain and stiffness
may be caused by injury, sleeping awkwardly, or stress. Acute stiffness
may be a symptom of meningitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHydrotherapy Use hot and cold compresses to encourage
healing and relieve discomfort.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReflexology
Address treatment to the point where the big toe joins the foot, on the
sole of the left foot. Rotation of the big toes may help.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy, Alexander Technique, Osteopathy, Chiropractic and
Acupuncture Manipulation therapies are invaluable for the treatment of
the majority of back pain, relieving nerve pressure and generally
improving body mechanics.\n \n     \n                     \n
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INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3139','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Like the nose, the
mouth and throat are open to infection from airborne sources; they are
also affected by problems in the lungs, sinuses, and stomach. Throat
problems may be the result of constitutional weakness and respond well to
the holistic approach offered by alternative therapies.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSnoring<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe condition is caused when the
soft palate of the mouth vibrates and makes a noise while the person is
asleep. Snoring can usually be stopped by waking the sleeper or changing
his or her position. However, it is sometimes a result of \"sleep
apnea,\" in which the snorer stops breathing for a minute or more during
sleep. The body is stimulated by a rush of epinephrine (adrenaline) to
make a sudden snoring noise. Sleep apnea, characterized by excessive
daytime sleepiness, is a serious condition for which medical advice
should always be sought.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nYoga Relaxing yoga exercises before you go to bed improve
breathing techniques. Lie on the floor with your arms and legs apart and
breathe deeply and slowly, to a relaxed rhythm. Breathe out for a longer
period than you breathe in.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSore Throat<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe main symptom of a sore throat is harsh raw pain
on swallowing; this may be accompanied by fever. Sore throat and
pharyngitis are essentially the same thing. Most cases (70 percent) are
caused by viral infections, the rest by the streptococcus. Viral
infections are I accompanied by other symptoms such as a runny nose and a
cough, while streptoccocal infection tends to be more severe in form.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A
homeopath may prescribe Heprol 30c for a very painful sore throat.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine The following may be gargled sipped:
2 drops essential oil of lemon and sandalwood in a glass of warm water,
or powdered root of licorice dissolved in warm water (it has a mildly
anesthetic effect). Or try 30g of the herb red sage (or ordinary sage
will do) mixed in warm water. An infusion of the herb golden seal is
soothing. Make an ointment using eucalyptus and peppermint oils in a
lotion base and apply it to the neck and chest.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLaryngitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLaryngitis manifests as
hoarseness, throat pain, cough, and excessive mucus, caused by
inflammation of the mucous membranes of the larynx (voice box).<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine An
infusion of sage and thyme gargled - and small amounts drunk - every
eight ho, eases hoarseness. An infusion of marshmallow leaf drunk several
times a day will alleviate the inflammation of the membranes.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath may prescribe Belladonna for a
sore throat, hoarseness, and pain, or Causticum for a raw feeling in the
chest and throat, with Spongia fori dry cough (all 30c).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPharyngitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis is a sore throat caused
by inflammation of the pharynx, which connects the back of the nose to
the back of the throat. The inflammation is normally caused by acute or
chronic infection, or is the result of smoking, alcohol, or overuse of
the voice.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Gargle with cider vinegar and honey, or warm water with a few
drops of sandalwood and lavender oil, four times a day to alleviate the
pain and soothe the throat. Use a steam inhalation with olbas oil, apply
a cold compress to the throat to alleviate pain, and drink a herbal tea
to soothe the throat.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy A homeopath may
prescribe Lachesis to relieve a feeling of tightness around the throat,
and Apis for an innamed throat and stinging pain.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTonsillitis<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSore throat, pain on
swallowing, fever, and sometimes a blocked nose are caused by an
inflammation of the tonsils. The disorder is most common in childhood.
Tonsillitis is normally the result of an acute infection, although
susceptible individuals can have attacks when they become rundown or
stressed. Recurrent bouts of tonsillitis may be related to food
allergy.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine Herbal treatments are among the oldest natural forms of remedy
for tonsillitis, and they help cool swollen membranes. Marshmallow,
plantain, elderflower, and catnip (catmint) may be used either as
tinctures or gargles.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a qualified
practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBach Flower Remedies
Holly, Beech, Agrimony, and Chicory Bach flower remedies are all
beneficial for this condition. These concentrated remedies are bought in
small amounts and a few drops added to mineral water. The remedy is
prescribed not only for the illness but also for the emotional state of
mind. An initial visit to a qualified practitioner is advisable.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment would be constitutional if the
problem is chronic, but specific remedies are suitable for attacks; they
include Belladonna 30c, Hepar sulf. 6c, Mercurius 6c, Lycopodium 5c,
Lachesis 6c, and Phytolacca 6c. The remedy chosen depends on the nature
of the pain experienced in the throat and the nature of attendant
symptoms.\n \n   \n                      \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Over half of all
deaths worldwide are caused by some form of cardiovascular illness. The
World Health Organization reports that as many as 12 million people a
year die of heart disease, making it the number one killer in the world
today.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCardiovascular illnesses are caused by high
cholesterol levels which can lead to strokes and the development of
diabetes. Heart attacks are a common result of atherosclerosis, a build-
up of plaque in the arterial walls.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother
alternative to treating heart disease is chelation. Initially used since
1948 to treat toxic metal poisoning, chelation has branched out to treat
other forms of illnesses, as well. Today, both medical and alternative
practitioners have been using chelation to treat hardening of the
arteries.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe term “chelation” is derived from the
Greek root word “chele”, literally, the claw of a crab or lobster,
signifying a grabbing action. In chelation treatments, chelating agents
are used to “grab”, bind, and take with them toxins and other harmful
substances, expelling them from the body through its natural excretion
process.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are two commonly administered forms
of chelation: the intravenous kind involving the use of a needle and a
drip for direct introduction of chelating agents into the bloodstream,
and oral chelation, a form of therapy using liquid, tablet or softgel
form taken through the mouth. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral chelation has
increasingly become the chosen form of chelation therapy because it is
inexpensive, less intrusive, and does not involve having to visit a
doctor for each chelation session. Oral chelation is considered a non-
medical procedure which can safely prevent coronary disease by
effectively attaching chelating agents to toxic and harmful substances,
and carrying them out of the body via the bloodstream.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nChelation agents are chemically and physically characterized by
their attraction to heavy particles (like lead, mercury or iron). When
they get into the bloodstream, they immediately coat these particles and
send them to the kidneys where they pass out of the body in urine.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe chelating agent, EDTA has been found to
strengthen bones, and reduce cholesterol levels by enhancing calcium and
cholesterol metabolism. Using a liquid form of oral chelation therapy,
like Original Oral Chelation Formula # 1, a Goldshield Elite product
which contains EDTA, royal jelly, bee pollen and Vitamins B12 and C, can
remove arterial plaque from the arteries. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral
chelation therapies have also relied on other nutrients and antioxidants
for the faster and smoother assimilation of chelating agents into the
circulatory system. Some of these include honey, B vitamins, lipoic acid,
kelp and even plant sterols, which have been well-documented in
scientific journals for dissolving blood clots and other arterial
blockages. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral chelation therapy gets into the
circulatory system’s deepest recesses that surgery cannot safely reach.
This alternative form of detoxification addresses the root cause of heart
disease, thereby lowering risks lowering the risks of high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, strokes, metal toxicity and diabetes.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVisit http://www.rawleigh-products.com\n    \n   \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Author Vincent Platania represents the Rawleigh
Products.W.T. Rawleigh founded Rawleigh Products in the late 1800s to
create a line of products that possessed both strength and quality. Visit
<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.rawleigh-
products.com\">http://www.rawleigh-products.com</a>       <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Chelation goes all
the way back to World War I, when chelating agents were used as antidotes
for poison gas victims. Dimercaprol, the most commonly used chelating
agent, was nicknamed British Anti-Lewisite (BAL), for its effectivity in
binding the arsenic-laced poison gas, Lewisite, allowing the poison to
exit the body through the kidneys via urine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSoon
after the Second World War, a number of navy personnel contracted lead
poisoning from painting the hulls of navy ships. This was when the use of
EDTA, or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, was introduced as a chelating
agent to rid their bodies of the toxic lead build-up. A synthetic amino-
acid, EDTA did not have the same severe side effects as BAL.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBasically, chelation works to eliminate heavy
particles like iron, mercury and lead from the body using substances
which attract these toxic metals and allowing them to pass out of the
body naturally.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBy the 1960’s, chelation quickly
became established as the US Standard of Care for the treatment of toxic
metal poisoning. Metals like lead, arsenic, mercury and other metal ions
were successfully eliminated by chelating agents through the bloodstream,
exiting the body harmlessly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are two
prevalent kinds of chelation: intravenous chelation (administered intra-
vascular with a needle, and performed by a doctor), and oral chelation.
Oral chelation involves taking the chelating agents through the mouth to
deliver them directly into the digestive and circulatory systems. One
example is the Goldshield Elite product, OC-Max, which targets toxins and
metabolic wastes found within body’s the cardiovascular system.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe use of oral chelation for hardening of the
arteries was the subject of a five-year study undertaken in 2002 to
assess the safety and efficacy of EDTA oral chelation therapy to treat
coronary disease. Some practitioners of alternative medicine believe that
this type of treatment can impede, and even reverse atherosclerosis,
coronary artery disease and macular degeneration.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe oral chelation agent, EDTA, combined with royal jelly,
Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C has been reported to lower cholesterol levels
by improving calcium and cholesterol metabolism. Additional nutrients
added to oral chelation therapy in liquid or softgel form have been used
to aid in the natural assimilation of the chelating agents into the
circulatory system.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAlthough intravenous chelation
has been utilized by medical practitioners, oral chelation continues to
be the preferred method of treatment primarily because it is less
expensive and can be performed in the home without needles, or having to
visit a hospital or clinic. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOne mineral-based
chelator, SHMP, combined with Serrazymes, an enzyme-based chelator, and
EDTA, have been found to carry out mercury and iron through the
bloodstream without any side-effects, and to treat the build-up of plaque
and narrowing of arteries.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral chelation enables
the exit of toxic metals and other damaging substances that impede bodily
functions. The use of oral chelating agents can even prevent health
problems in the circulatory system. This natural detoxification method is
also currently being studied for use in treating cancer.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVisit http://www.rawleigh-products.com\n   \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
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Products.W.T. Rawleigh founded Rawleigh Products in the late 1800s to
create a line of products that possessed both strength and quality. Visit
<a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.rawleigh-
products.com\">http://www.rawleigh-products.com</a><br />\r\n        <br
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    There are many places
where fluorochemicals are used and where they have become very popular.
These uses are in chemical manufacturing and in the dental and medical
fields. Fluorochemicals have unique chemical properties, thus they have
become very popular. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFluorochemicals are used in
many different chemical ways. First of all, they are used for plasma
etching in semiconductor manufacturing. They are also used to produce
flat panel displays. They are also used in light bulbs. Fluorochemicals
are also used in the production of several types of plastics,
specifically Teflon. They were also used to make Freon. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFluorine is used to make uranium hexafluoride. Fluorochemicals
are also used in the synthesis of many different pharmaceuticals,
agrochemical compounds, textiles, and lubricants. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAnother place where fluorochemicals are used is in refrigeration
and air conditioning. HFCs are used in the cooling mechanisms of
refrigerators and air conditioners. They have become very popular do to
the banning of the HCFCs. This is because HFCs do not have the same
negative effect on the ozone layer as HCFCs. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nFluorochemicals can be used in pesticides, mainly in the
agricultural industry. They are also used in a wide range of herbicides.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe other benefits of fluorine are in the dental
and medical fields. They are used to make fluorides for dental hygiene.
These fluorides have been used for many years and are very popular
because they do a very good job of protecting your teeth against
cavities. The fluorides are used in toothpastes, mouth washes, and also
in fluoride rinses that are given at the dentist\'s office. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nNot only are Fluorochemicals used in dental offices
and in home dental care, but they are also used in the medical fields.
They are used many times in general anesthesia because they are non-
flammable. They are also used in the creating of antifungal drugs, as
well as anti-depressant drugs, and also antibiotics.\n    \n   \n
                  \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Great Eckert is a freelance writer who writes about issues and topics
pertaining to the use of chemicals such as <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.halocarbon.com/\">Fluorochemicals | Anesthetics</a>
            <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Fluorine is a
chemical compound that is used in many different ways. It has several
main benefits. These are all benefits in the manufacturing and medical
fields. This means fluorine can be found in a wide range of products. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFirst off, molecular fluorine is used in
manufacturing. It is used in several areas such as plasma etching for
semiconductor manufacturing as well as flat panel display models.
Fluorine containing compounds are used in light bulbs, pharmaceuticals,
lubricants, and textiles. Fluorocarbons are used in refrigeration and air
conditioning. One chemical property of fluorine is that it creates a very
strong bond with other atoms. This means that all of the products that
are created with fluorine in them are much stronger than products created
with different chemical compounds. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFluorine has a
very useful electron configuration that allows it to bind to and
strengthen other compounds. The electro-negativity of the fluorine atom
is what makes it very useful and popular. It simply cannot be removed
easily when attached to a compound. Thus, when it is used in several
applications, these applications are also going to end up being very
reliable. This is part of the reason that fluorine is very important in
manufacturing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother benefit of fluorine is
that it can be used to help molten metal flow. This is actually where the
name comes from. It is very useful in situations where molten metal must
not stand still, but cannot move on its own. Fluorine in a metal working
fluid is what helps to create a natural flow of liquid metal. It allows a
person to work with metal easier, because the metal is able to flow more
smoothly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother benefit of fluorine compounds
to humans, but a disadvantage to insects and pests is that it can be made
in pesticides. This makes it very useful against household pests such as
cockroaches and other bugs. It is highly poisonous, so there is little
chance of re-infestation after fluorine based pesticides have been used.
This is why it is a very important molecule in some of these pesticides.
Homes can be easily eradicated of bugs. Many people choose to use
insecticides with fluorine without even knowing that they are doing so.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother huge benefit of fluorine has been in the
cooking and baking industry. Teflon is a component used in non-stick
cookware and is a fluorine based chemical. This is something that is used
often on baking surfaces in order to create a non-stick surface.
Therefore, the chemical has been highly useful in baking and cooking
arenas. The companies that use Teflon on their baking supplies usually
see a gain in popularity after they do so. This is because many people
like using Teflon in order to save clean up time. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAnother benefit of using fluorine is seen in the dental and
medical industries. Fluoride is used in toothpastes as an ingredient that
will help prevent cavities. Here, it is very useful because it allows a
person to have better dental hygiene. There are many benefits to a
person\'s teeth from the use of fluoride, such as healthier teeth. This
is why it has been added so several municipal water supplies. This is a
process that is called water fluoridation. This process allows the teeth
strengthening compounds to be in the water as well. Many people feel that
this is the best way to help others protect their teeth from cavities.
This is why fluorine is used in many applications such as fluorides in
tooth pastes and mouth washes. It is the best known way to protect your
teeth against cavities. It has been used in this way for many years, and
dental practices account for the majority of the fluoride use. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are other medical benefits to fluorine as well.
The compound is used to create several anesthetics such as sevoflurane,
desflurane, and isoflurane. These are all fluorocabon compoundss. They
are used in general anesthesia. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnother drug
which is made from Fluorine components is Fluconazole. This is an
antifungal drug. It is used to treat and to prevent systemic fungal
infections. Fluorine is also used in a number of drugs to create
fluoroquinolones, which is a family of antibiotics. These are used in a
broad-spectrum way, which means that they treat many different illnesses
and infections. It is also used to treat depression, because it is one of
the main components in several types of antidepressants.\n     \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Great Eckert is a freelance writer who writes about
issues and topics pertaining to the use of chemicals such as <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.halocarbon.com/\">Fluorochemicals |
Anesthetics</a>        <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Trifluoroethanol is
an organic compound. The formula for it is CF3CH2OH. There are several
ways to refer to this compound. It is known as TFE and is also known as
trifluoroethyl alcohol. It is a colorless liquid that can be dissolved in
water, with a smell that is similar to ethanol. However, it is different
from ethanol because of the fluorines in it. It is more acidic than
ethanol is. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe production of trifluoroethanol
takes place industrially. It is made by a process called hydrogenation.
This is the process of creating trifluoroethanol is by the hydride
reduction of trifluoroacetic acid. This process creates trifluoroethanol,
which is then used in order to create many other compounds.
Trifluoroethanol has a few uses on its own, but the majority of the time,
the trifluoroethanol is used in order to create other compounds. However,
because it is used so often and in so many compounds, it often becomes
necessary to get it out of these compounds. The separation of
trifluoroethanol can be tricky due to its chemical make up. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTrifluoroethanol is used as a solvent in organic
chemistry. The main thing that Trifluoroethanol is used for is as a
solvent for sulfur and hydrogen peroxide. It is also used as a co-solvent
in protein folding studies. It can also be used as a solvent for nylon -
and has many different uses within the pharmaceutical field.
Trifluoroethanol is used in many different situations as a solvent. Since
it is a very strong compound itself, trifluoroethanol will not only
create other compounds, but will also strengthen these compounds. This is
part of why it is such a popular compound in itself. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBecause trifluoroethanol is used as a solvent in many different
mixturess, sometimes you need to remove trifluoroethanol out of the
mixture. Removing trifluoroethanol is something that can be very
difficult because of its chemical properties. It is a building block in
many chemical syntheses. In fact, trifluoroethanol may be found in many
different mixtures, because it is used so often. It is hard to remove for
several reasons. For instance, if the trifluoroethanol content is very
low, it might take too much out of the existing mixture, which would
render the entire thing useless. Therefore, methods like distillation are
often impossible to do in order to remove trifluoroethanol. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, there are other methods of removing
trifluoroethanol from a compound. One method is just now beginning to be
used. It is an invention that can be used for any organic liquid. It is a
machine that the compound can be put into, and due to the various
pressures of the compound compared the pressure of the trifluoroethanol,
the trifluoroethanol can be removed from the compound without damaging
any other components of the compound. This machine is currently a patent
pending process, but there have been several other machines that have
been developed that do the same thing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere is
also another distillation process that is done in a slightly different
way. Due to the amount of water that is used in this process, the
trifluoroethanol will be able to be more easily removed. This is because
by changing the amount of water that is used, the trifluoroethanol will
be able to bond to the components in it in a much different way. This
will allow the trifluoroethanol to be removed without damaging the other
parts of the compound as much as regular distillation processes would.
For this reason, this new method of distillation is something that is
used more widely and more popularly as time goes on.\n    \n   \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Stephanie Larkin is a freelance writer who writes about issues and
topics pertaining to the use of chemicals such as <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.halocarbon.com/fluorochemicals/trifluoroethanol.shtml\"
>Fluorochemicals | Trifluoroethanol</a>       <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Fluorochemicals have
always been very popular. However, in recent times, they have become even
more so. Fluorochemicals as a group were discovered around 1530 and were
first used during this time. They were discovered, described, and used by
Georgious Arigcola for uses in a Flux - which was done in order to make
molten metal move. They were also used at this time to promote the
fusions of metals and minerals. Gradually, other uses for fluorochemicals
began to emerge, and this is part of what makes them so popular yet
today. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe first uses for fluorochemicals
included the use with metal. This is how most of the fluorochemicals were
discovered and named. The next discovery with fluorochemicals was in
1670, when it was found that they were able to change and etch glass.
After this discovery, many different experiments began with
fluorochemicals. The first main realization about fluorochemicals was
that they contained a previously unknown element. This element was a
mystery for a long time, but it was part of what made fluorochemicals so
strong and useful. The element was not isolated until 1886, and was then
discovered as fluorine. This was a process that took over 74 years of
work by various chemists. Many scientists were injured and even died from
exposure to fluorine during this time. However, as soon as fluorine was
isolated, the uses of fluorine became even more popular and even more
numerous. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOne of the first mainstream use of
fluorochemicals was to create uranium hexafluoride, which is used in
atomic bombs.This was the first time that the uses for fluorochemicals
were explored. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, since then, there have
been many different uses that have been discovered for fluorochemicals,
and they have risen to a popular stance among many people. By far, the
greatest uses for fluorochemicals are in the medical and dental fields.
The use of fluoride in dental practices has become very important.
Fluorides are now used in many different types of toothpastes, mouth
washes, and fluorides that are used in the dental field. Because of the
high demand for dental health, fluorochemicals have become more and more
popular in this area. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFluorochemicals have also
become more and more popular in recent years because of their uses in the
medical field. Their use of general anesthesia has grown because they are
non-flammable and prevent operating room fires. Because fluorochemicals
are used widely in anesthesia, they have also become more popular as many
people search for these types of medical procedures. Not only that, but
many fluorochemicals are used in medicines now. Several high profile
anti-depressants, anti-fungal, and also antibiotic drugs currently are
fluorochemicals. Because of the rise in popularity of these types of
drugs, fluorochemicals have become more and more popular. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAnother place where the fluorochemicals have had a jump in
popularity is in the manufacturing field. There are many places in
manufacturing where fluorochemicals have remained popular and also where
they have gained popularity. For instance, they are still very popular in
the area for which they first achieved notoriety - that of working with
molten metals and to manipulate them. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTeflon is
another reason for a fluorochemical rise in popularity. Teflon was a
recent creation that is currently used in many pieces of cooking and
baking supplies. It is a fluorochemical used on the surface of baking and
cooking supplies that do not allow food to stick. This has been a very
popular invention, and has therefore contributed to the rise in
popularity of the fluorochemicals. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAll in all,
fluorochemicals have experienced a rise in popularity over the years for
two reasons. They possess unique chemical properties and are extremely
versatile. With their use in the medical and dental fields, as well as in
manufacturing, it is no wonder that they continue to grow ever so popular
as time goes on.\n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Craig Elliott is a
freelance writer who writes about issues and topics pertaining to the use
of chemicals such as <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.halocarbon.com/\">Fluorochemicals | Anesthetics</a>
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      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Internal Medicine is
regarded as one of the main specialties of medicine. The work area of
internal medicine includes surgery, pediatrics, and ob-gyn. In addition,
general internal medicine has many sub-specialties. Subspecialties may
include organ oriented like cardiology or nephrology; system oriented
like immunology; age oriented like geriatric medicine or condition
oriented like medicine of pregnancy. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHowever, the
scope of general internal medicine does not cover treatments of children.
General Internal Medicine includes all treatments given to the pathology
of adolescents, adults and the elderly. It is neither surgical nor
invasive. Also, general internal medicine indulges in treating almost all
the diseases caused to different organs both in men and women, especially
complex diseases of multiple organs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe main aim
of internists is to cure different diseases especially from the internal
organs of the body although internists are equally careful about their
primary attention. Internal Medicine can treat the medical pathologies
(non obstetric) of pregnant women and the medical complications
associated with surgery and anesthesia.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGeneral
Internal Medicine closely associates with its subspecialties. To cure the
different diseases, a physician needs to holds a considerable amount of
practice, knowledge and information to find the solutions to deal with
the emerging situations.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe value of general
internal medicine has become more important in the present ongoing of
super-specialization complimented by the technological changes and growth
of medical knowledge. The main goal of general internal medicine is to
find optimum solutions to prevent and solve a patient’s medical problems.
It also includes deep understanding of all the aspects of a patient’s
pathologies, giving him or her optimum aid and evaluates its effects
positively or negatively, whatever the case may be.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nInternal Medicine Jobs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAs stated earlier
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Autogenic training
(AT) originated in the 1930s as a result of Dr. Johannes Schultz\'s
development of earlier German research into sleep and hypnosis.
Physicians noticed that if they emphasized suggestions of environmental
heaviness and warmth, their patients tended to enter a mental state in
which fatigue and tension disappeared. During each session, the
practitioner will repeat a set of visualisations that induce a state of
relaxation. Each session can be practiced in a position chosen amongst a
set of recommended postures (e.g. lying down, sitting meditation, sitting
like a rag doll, etc.). The technique can be used to alleviate many
stress-induced psychosomatic disorders.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAT gives
voluntary control over what is normally the involuntary nervous system
without the need for being hooked up to any electrical apparatus (of the
type that, for instance, biofeedback requires). Changes are achieved
through a series of exercises practiced for 10 to 15 minutes two or three
times a day. Working in conjunction with a teacher or supervisor is
recommended because such exercises may cause occasional muscular strain
or dizzy spells as the body spontaneously distresses itself.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe basic idea of the training program, devised by
Johannes Shultz in the 1930s, is that the body should follow the dictates
of the mind. Autogenic training should also allow a person to become
totally relaxed at any time. It is believed by its proponents that
autogenic training does far more than this, however.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAutogenic training involves six exercises that are performed
sitting or lying comfortably in a quiet place with the eyes closed, and
are based on the notion of \"talking\" silently to each part of the body
in turn. The exercises you need to focus on:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nheaviness in arms and legs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nwarmth in arms
and legs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ncalm regular heartbeat<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\neasy natural breathing<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nabdominal warmth<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\ncoolness of the forehead.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
aim of autogenic training is to teach how to deal with the bodily
reactions to stress. In our primitive state we reacted to trouble by
running away or putting up a fight, and our bodies prepared us physically
for either reaction. Now, physical tension is retained in the body and
can manifest itself as high blood pressure, aches and pains, and
digestive disorders.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIs autogenic training
safe?<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAutogenic training (AT) is safe for most
people. Before beginning a program to learn AT, see your doctor for a
physical exam and discuss what physiological effects AT might have on
you. If you have a serious disease such as diabetes or a heart condition,
learn and use AT only under the supervision of your doctor.\n \n     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Aromatherapy is the
use of ft essential oils from plants to enhance general health and
appearance. The term was coined by its originator, the French chemist
Rene-Maurice Gattefosse.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy is used for
a wide variety of problems, ranging from anxiety and insomnia to acne,
cellulite (fatty deposits beneath the skin), and aging skin.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe Benefits of Aromatherapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nEach essential oil has its own characteristic aroma and profile
of therapeutic properties. Some oils are soothing and relaxing, others
are stimulating and invigorating. Certain fragrances have an effect on a
user\'s mental state: jasmine and neroli may lift depression, marjoram
soothes anxiety, and peppermint can enhance mental concentration. But an
even greater number of essential oils are physically therapeutic and
possess antibacterial, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory properties. These
can be highly effective in relieving the symptoms of such common
infections as colds and influenza.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHow to Use
Essential Oils<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are several ways to use
essential oils to reap the full benefits of aromatherapy. Choose those
oils with the properties that are most suited to the effect desired, and
use them either singly or in combinations of no more than two or three at
a time.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOn the skin essential oils are highly
concentrated: always mix an essential oil with, carrier oil before
applying it to the skin. Add one to three drops of essential oil to a
teaspoonful of a vegetable oil such as almond, soybean grapeseed,
avocado, or whea germ oil. Store larger quantities of unused oil in a
bottle made of tinted glass and keel in a cool place. Apply the mixture
directly onto the skin, rubbing it in gently.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAlternatively, use the aromatherapy oil in place of an ordinary
massage oil.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo benefit directly from the aroma of
an essential oil, add, few drops to a bowl of steaming hot water and
position the bowl near enough for you to be able to inhale the vapor.
Inexpensive vaporizers are also available.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAlternatively, place a few drops of essential oil onto a ball of
dampened absorbent cotton and put the ball on a hot radiator. Another
option is to put a few drops of essential oil into an atomizer of the
type used to spray indoor plants (five drops to 1 cup/250ml of water) and
spray around the room. This will freshen up stuffy rooms, creating an
atmosphere conducive to study or to relaxation at home, or potentially
keeping minor infections at bay in an office.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn
the bath add five to ten drops of essential oils as the hot water is
running. The benefits come from inhaling their vapors as well as
absorbing the oils themselves through the skin.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSpecial Note Essential oils are obviously highly concentrated:
applied directly to the skin they may sting or cause irritation. Before
using an essential oil for the first time - especially if there is a
personal history of allergic reactivity - a skin test under the
supervision of a clinical ecologist or other qualified practitioner is
strongly recommended. You should never swallow essential oils except when
directed to do so by a practitioner who is skilled in the internal
medical use of oils. In some countries, essential oils that are to be
taken internally in this way are available only on prescription from a
physician. On the other hand, herbal decoctions and infusions (tisanes
and teas) are readily and generally available.\n    \n    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   An Allergies is an
abnormal reaction of the immune system to substances that cause no
symptoms in the majority of people. One in eight people has one or more
allergies, and allergic conditions tend to run in families. The condition
is described as atopy, and people with classic allergic symptoms are
described as atopic. As atopy is often inherited, it may be that the
genes responsible for immune control are acting abnormally. Many common
conditions such as hay fever, asthma, and eczema are caused by allergic
reactions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAllergic responses are triggered by the
immune system, whose job it is to recognize foreign proteins (antigens)
such as bacteria and viruses, and produce antibodies to fight them. The
immune system also sensitizes the lymphocytes (white blood cells) to
interact with the antigens to destroy them.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIn
allergies, the immune system mistakes harmless substances (allergens) for
antigens and forms antibodies and sensitized lymphocytes to fight them.
For example, in hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) the allergy is
the result of breathing in allergens such as dust, pollen, or house
mites. Allergies can also be caused by exposure of the skin to chemicals,
or an adverse reaction to certain foods.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThere are
several mechanisms involved in allergies, or hypersensitivity reactions
as they are also called. Most common allergies are caused by Type 1
hypersensitivity reactions, which cause immediate symptoms. The allergen
causes the immune system to produce specific antibodies called
immunoglobulin E (IgE), which coat mast cells present in the lungs and
respiratory tract, skin, and stomach. Once activated the mast cells
release powerful substances, including histamine and prostaglandins,
which cause the immediate and familiar symptoms. An adverse reaction can
occur in minutes, or develop over several hours. Typical symptoms include
swollen eyes and lips, tingling mouth, sneezing, rashes, red watery eyes,
runny nose, abdominal distention and pain, diarrhea, and vomiting. In a
severe allergic reaction a sudden drop in blood pressure can occur,
resulting in life-threatening anaphylactic shock.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIf you suspect an allergy consult a physician for help with
diagnosis. First, find out if any other members of Wheat and wheat
products are common allergy triggers your family suffer from allergies
(asthma, hay fever, eczema). Also, write a diary of your symptoms and try
to detect what food, substances, or situations trigger your symptoms.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome physicians will arrange scientific diagnostic
tests for allergies. In the usual test, patches soaked with the
substances suspected of causing the allergy are taped to the skin (often
on the back). Alternatively, the substances may be injected just below
the surface of the skin, The reactions are then monitored to identify the
aliergens. When the patches are removed the allergy-producing substances
leave an inflamed red area (the same happens on the sites of the skin
pricks). The test is not infallible, and red areas may occur with
substances to which you are not allergic. With suspected food an
exclusion diet may be suggested.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you suspect
food allergy or intolerance in a child, seek help from your physician or
dietitian before excluding foods. A restricted diet for children might
leave them short of essential nutrients for growth and health.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe best treatment
is to avoid the allergen. One of the drugs available is antihistamine,
which relieves symptoms such as itching from insect bites and stings.
However, it can make people drowsy, which is disadvantageous at work,
although it may help eczema sufferers to sleep better and therefore
reduce scratching. Corticosteroid creams (for eczema) and inhaled
corticosteroids (for severe asthma) have side effects. Desensitization or
hyposensitization is no longer very popular due to side effects and the
lowish success rate. Hyposensitization takes two to three years and
involves giving gradually increasing doses of the allergen to increase
antibody formation, which is alleged to promote tolerance.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nConsult a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRelaxation Techniques and Alexander<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTechnique These will help to reduce stress levels.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy Treatment will be prescribed according to the
individual case but will include desensitization.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAcupuncture This can be extremely effective in treating
allergies, balancing the organ energies so that they are able to cope.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReflexology and Herbal Medicine Both have a good
success rate in working with allergies. A herbal practitioner will be
able to advise on diet and individual remedies.\n \n      \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   The Head contains the
brain, the sensory organs, and the throat - the gateway to the lungs and
digestive system. Together these organs allow us to think, see, hear,
breathe, take in nutrients, and generally make sense of our environment.
The bones of the skull surround and protect the brain, the most complex
organ of the body. It controls life as we know it, as well as our more
spiritual thoughts. Located around the head are the chief sensory organs:
the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. The face is a reflection of our inner
health, the way we look, and the condition of our skin and hair, and the
brightness of our eyes can all indicate disease, or ill-health.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHuman body is made of many systems that do different
things. Body system is a group of body parts that works together. Body
systems are made up of organs. Organs are body parts that do a special
job for the system they belong to. Each organ is made of tissues.
Tissues are groups of<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe nose and throat act as
\"air-conditioners\" or filters to remove harmful particles from the
environment around us. The nose warms and humidifies air as we breathe it
in, before it passes into the lungs. The throat is a multipurpose tube
leading from the back of the nose and mouth to the trachea (windpipe) and
esophagus (gullet) susceptible to infection that can spread upward or
downward. The appearance of the lining of and throat, gums and teeth can
all indicate our state of health. The ears are highly complex organs,
three separate compartments - the outer, middle ears.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe flaps of skin we refer to as \"ears\" a important - unlike
some other animals, humans cannot turn them to pick up sounds.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe eyes are delicate and sensitive, yet they contain
sets of muscles that can be strengthened exercise - and can weaken with
lack of attention. The eyeball is intricate, made up of layers of tissue.
The retina, the inner surface at the back of the eyeball onto which
images are focused, contains a layer of sensitive nerve cells.
Information about light color, and detail are transmitted from these
cells along the nerve to the brain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe nervous
system is made up of the brain, the spinal cord, and nerves. One of the
most important systems in your body, the nervous system is your body\'s
control system. It sends, receives, and processes nerve impulses
throughout the body. These nerve impulses tell your muscles and organs
what to do and how to respond to the environment. There are three parts
of your nervous system that work together: the central nervous system,
the peripheral nervous system, and the autonomic nervous system.\n   \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Cancer is a disease
in which certain body cells go out of control and start multiplying
rapidly of their own accord. This uncontrolled growth becomes a tumor and
eventually, if unchecked, will interfere with the working of a vital
organ or organs and cause death.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt is not an
infection (although in a few cases it can be caused by a viral infection)
but the result, in all probability, inherited weakness in the genetic
makeup, with poor living habits and surroundings. Unhealthy diet,
smoking, prolonged stress, and industrial pollution, for example, are
either known to be, or are strongly suspected of being, main contributory
or risk factors in cancer.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe human body contains
more than of some coupled 200 different types of cell, which means there
are more than 200 different types of cancer. An abnormal growth may be
called a tumor or a neoplasm (neo simply means \"new\" and plasm means
\"form\"). A resulting illness is known as a neoplastic disorder.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf the tumor or growth is purely local and not
invasive it will be described as benign. A benign growth does not spread,
so is less damaging. Examples are warts, cysts, and polyps. A growth that
cannot be contained and continues to spread unchecked is known as a
malignant growth. This is cancer.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMedical terms
given to the different sorts of cali relate to where they are growing in
the body:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCarcinoma is cancer of the skin covering
the outside of the body and the mucous membrane lining the cavities
within (epithelial tissue). This is by far them common type of cancer and
includes cancers of the, breast, lung, colon, prostate, and skin. The
most serious form of skin cancer is melanoma.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSarcoma is cancer of the bones, tendons, muscles.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLymphoma is cancer of the glands (or nodes) or other parts of the
lymphatic system<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLeukemia is cancer of the
blood.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCancer differs from country to country and
from region to region. Some types of cancer are more communi Western
countries, such as North America and Europe, than in Eastern countries,
such as Japan, or so-called developing countries such as Africa. In
Japan, for example, there are many more cases of stomach cancer than
there are in the West, and in Africa liver cancer is much more widespread
than elsewhere. Overall, the ten most common cancers found worldwide are
of the lung, stomach, breast, lower bowel, cervix, mouth, lymphatic
system, liver, throat, and prostate gland. None of the therapies
described offers a cure for cancer but they can alleviate symptoms and
support the immune system.\n \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Since its early 20th-
century beginnings, behavioral therapy has prided itself above all on
being scientific. So avoiding such unquantifiable as needs, wants, and
motivation, together with excursions into the unconscious and trans
personal.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nInstead it has concentrated on observing
and analyzing behavioral and cognitive functioning, diagnosing
unproductive ways of dealing with life, and instituting systematic
changes to improve outcomes. Therapists discuss methods and expectations
with clients; the clients\' participation is negotiated, and measures to
monitor effectiveness are established. Techniques used are practical and
direct, including those listed below.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCounter
Conditioning An undesirable response to a stimulus is replaced by one
newly elicited.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDesensitization The client is
relaxed deeply, then gradually he or she is exposed to an anxiety
-provoking situation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAversion Conditioning A
stimulus that is attractive to the client, but would lead to undesirable
results, is paired with an unpleasant event in order to break the
pattern.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nRole Playing The therapist demonstrates
more effective behaviors in the session. The client tries these out in
real-life situations.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBehavior Rehearsal The
client copies the therapist\'s staged rehearsal of a forthcoming
situation that is expected to be problematic.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBenefits<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBehavioral therapy can be a
useful treatment tool in an array of mental illnesses and symptoms of
mental illness that involve maladaptive behavior, such as sub-stance
abuse, aggressive behavior, anger management, eating disorders, phobias,
and anxiety disorders. It is also used to treat organic disorders such as
incontinence and insomnia by changing the behaviors that might be
contributing to these disorders<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCognitive
Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis grew out of behavioral thinking in
the 1960s and concentrates on how people\'s experiences are governed by
their perceptions. For example, cognitive theory sees depression as the
result of sad thinking, rather than believing conversely that sad
thinking is the result of a state of depression.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCognitive Restructuring Transforming a client\'s thinking
processes so as to influence behavior and emotions.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nRational-emotive Approach Replacing irrational beliefs with
rational ones.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAssumption of Responsibility
Getting clients to accept that no one else \"makes\" them think, feel, or
do anything.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUnlike traditional psychotherapy and
many other forms of therapy, cognitive behavior therapy does not involve
lengthy time frames or extensive investigation into past life events.
Cognitive behavior therapy is a goal-oriented short-term process,
predominantly focused upon the present and future. Most cognitive
behavior therapy treatments range from a few weeks to a few months in
duration.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCognitive behavior therapy therapists
take an active role in the treatment process, and the patient is usually
expected to complete types of \"homework\" exercises involving
reinforcement of positive patterns. Indeed, these \"corrective
experiences\" that occur outside of the therapy sessions are an important
part of treatment.\n   \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Chiropractors regard
the body\'s nervous system as fundamental to health. Pain and disease are
the result of undue pressure on the nervous system by mechanical,
chemical, or psychological factors. Restoration to health and maintenance
of health there- after depend on the normal functioning of the nervous
system. Because the nervous system is so well integrated with muscles and
bones in the body, diagnosis and assessment of a patient\'s neuro-
musculoskeletal condition is undertaken from the biomechanical
standpoint: the mobility of each of the patient\'s joints is monitored to
establish the range of movement in each vertebral or joint segment. It is
the joints, after all - especially those of the spine - that are subject
to the most stress and strain in everyday life.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nInjured joints lose some of their inherent flexibility when they
repair, placing more stress on adjacent structures (such as the soft
inter vertebral disks, ligaments, and nerves). Initially, the body is
able to compensate for these regions of stiffness, but as further stress
occurs, this ability to compensate decreases to such an extent that an
even worse injury may result.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment
accordingly comprises very precise adjustments to the spinal segments or
to individual vertebrae to restore flexibility to stiff and painful
joints\" to lessen stress on neighboring joints and any other structures
that have become swollen and inflamed, and: to reduce the reactive muscle
spasm (tension) and pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTrauma elsewhere in the
body may require further, different forms of adjustment but with exactly
the same\' goals. In such a case, the chiropractor again locates the area
of diminished flexibility and assesses the effects on the surrounding
musculoskeletal structures. Because chiropractic focuses on improving the
movement at individual body joints that often have been stiff and
inflexible for some time, a few sessions of therapy and associated
exercises may be required before a patient is able to move with genuine
flexibility, and for the muscles to regain a measure of healthy
support.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nElements of Therapy<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nDiagnosis Where it is necessary, considerable use of X-rays is
made in order to gain information about the client\'s underlying bone
structure, and to rule out non-mechanical problems (such as organic
disease or deformity). Chiropractors also diagnose problems through
observation and palpation (hands-on examination). X-rays are used to
pinpoint the area of damage, assess its extent, and decide if
chiropractic treatment is suitable. X-rays are taken in a weight-bearing
position, so that the practitioner can see what the spine looks like
under normal conditions. If the examination reveals a \"subluxation,\"
then the chiropractor will undertake treatment. \"Subluxation\" is the
term used for defective joint movement and its effect on the nervous
system and surrounding structures.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment
Chiropractors tend to concentrate on localized problem areas, if
possible, rather than undertaking generalized stretching, loosening, and
massage procedures. They aim to restore the spine and musculo-skeletal
system to normal function by using a variety of special chiropractic
manipulative techniques. Mobilization involves moving a joint as far as
it will comfortably go within its normal range of movement, and
manipulation shifts it further with anyone of a number of different
techniques. Where manipulation is involved, the chiropractor will use the
correct amount of force at the correct speed to thrust into the spinal
joint to the correct depth. There are around 150 different chiropractic
techniques.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMethod Adjustments involve direct
manual contact, predominantly in movements described as \"high velocity
low amplitude\" - that is, rapid but short. (Outside the United States,
such quick, brief movements are alternatively described as \"short
lever\" actions.) Patients are treated according to their specific
problem, age, build, general health, and pain levels. Ice treatments may
also be used to reduce pain and swelling. Applied kinesiology, which was
originated by American chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, is also part of
some chiropractors\' treatment.\n \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Breathing problems
are becoming more common as air becomes more polluted. Many alternative
therapies, especially herbal medicine and homeopathy, can help in many of
the more common conditions that affect the respiratory system.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCoughs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCoughing is the body\'s
natural way of clearing irritation and congestion from the lungs and
airways. A dry cough is reacting to an irritant, a productive cough helps
to expel congested phlegm. A common cold or influenza is usually
accompanied by a cough. But coughs can be a sign of other respiratory
problems (a hoarse cough may indicate laryngitis in an adult and croup or
whooping cough in a child), or more serious breathing disorders (see
Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Emphysema, and Asthma).<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Make infusions
of the following:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor most coughs white horehound
is effective<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a hard cough use mullein<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor an irritating cough in adults use wild lettuce,
and in children wild cherry bark (a mild sedative)<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nfor a cough with a fever use yarrow or angelica<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nfor a catarrhal cough use elecampane or elderflower.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet and Nutrition Biochemic tissue salts, taken in
tablet form:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a hard, dry cough with fever -
Ferrum phos.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a cough with thick, white phlegm
- Kali mur.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a cough with yellow phlegm that is
worse at night - Kali sulf.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a spasmodic
painful cough - Magnesia phos.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nfor a loose,
rattling cough with watery phlegm -Calcarea, alternating with Ferrum
phos.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Massage chest and back with
essential oils-eucalyptus, sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh are
recommended. Add essential oils to hot water and inhale to help expel
phyegm. For a dry, hard cough, try cypress, hyssop, bergamot, or
cammomile oil used as steam inhalations.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupressure
Coughing spasms in the upper back can be relieved by pressure on the
point between the shoulder blade and spine, at heart level.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture An imbalance in the flow of energy to the
lungs can be treated by inserting needles into the Lung meridian on the
arms, or into the meridian of another organ with a related rhythm.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBronchitis/wheezing<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBronchitis
is an inflammation of the airways that connect the windpipe to the lungs
(bronchi). Acute bronchitis lasts up to two weeks and is caused by a
variety of viruses and bacteria. It can be dangerous in the elderly and
those with heart disease. Chronic bronchitis is more serious and can last
for months, getting progressively worse. It is usually caused by
breathing polluted air or smoking. Coal miners and construction workers,
for example, are particularly susceptible.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSymptoms of bronchitis include a persistent cough producing
phlegm, breathlessness, chest pains, fever, and headache.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAromatherapy Take deep
inhalations of eucalyptus and sweet thyme.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal
Medicine A cupful of elecampane infusion, three times daily, can be
helpful in clearing mucus and easing a bronchial cough. And taking garlic
capsules every night in winter and herbal teas cold twice daily may help
prevent a recurrence of acute bronchitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult
a qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopathy
Remedies will be prescribed for the individual case but may include the
following: Aconite 6c for fever, tight chest, tickly cough, and thirst
might be recommended; Kali bich. 6c when there is loose white sputum, a
rattling cough, and irritability; Phosphorus 6c for voice loss, burning
throat, cough, and thirst; Pulsatilla for dry cough at night when lying
down, lack of thirst, and loose green sputum in the morning.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine This treatment aims to
improve lung energy with remedies such as plantain seed, balloon flower
root, honeysuckle flowers, or gardenia fruit.\n     \n    \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS), also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), Post Viral
Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), and Post Viral Syndrome (PVS), appears to be on
the increase and still poses a problem to many physicians. Some people
believe ME is due to a chronic infection from Epstein-Barr virus, but the
triggers that spark off the disease are varied. In many cases it follows
a viral infection, but vaccination or other hormonal and genetic
influences may play a part.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIts wide range of
symptoms makes ME difficult to diagnose except by the elimination of
other possible diseases. The most common symptoms are chronic fatigue,
recurrent sore throat and muscle aches, lymph node swelling, weakness,
intestinal discomfort and digestive difficulties, headaches, loss of
concentration, visual disturbances, and depression. Symptoms may go on
for months or even years.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTreatment<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatment inevitably depends on the individual symptoms, but a
combination of physical and emotional treatments may be helpful in this
condition where conventional medicine has little to offer.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAromatherapy<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEssential oils, used both for
massage and in the bath, an relaxing and help relieve stress and
depression. Lavender (antiviral), grapefruit (for depression), rosemary
and juniper (for muscular aches), and marjoram (for anxiety) are
particularly effective. Many others would be appropriate for different
symptoms.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerbal Medicine Golden seal and
echinacea may be helpful remedies.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nConsult a
qualified practitioner/therapist for:<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nDiet And
Nutrition Follow a healthy diet, avoiding processed foods, sugars,
caffeine, and alcohol. Eat plenty of slow-release carbohydrates, such as
pasta, to keep sugar levels constant, and high-energy snacks such as
bananas. Evening primrose oil may be helri use a product from a
recognized manufacturer and the required daily dose. It may take several
months show any effect.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nME sufferers appear to be
significantly low in the mineral magnesium, the amino acid 1-taurine, and
the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), American alternative
physicians claim to have had good results within days with DHEA and
intravenous vitamin C.A combination of evening primrose oil and fish oill
raise the levels of essential fatty acids also appears have had good
results. In moderation, B complex vitamins, zinc, and the antioxidants
vitamin C and beta carotene may also be of use.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThere is hot debate as to whether food allergy plays a part in ME
(some sufferers have a milk intolerance). If an allergy is suspected, try
excluding one item at a time. It is unwise to cut null many foods at
once. Chocolate and citrus fruits common culprits for the irritable bowel
symptoms experienced by some patients. In the past some ME patill have
harmed themselves by eating an unbalanced diet and overdosing on too many
vitamins and minerals. The involvement of the candida infection in ME is
also contentious. Some nutritionists believe that balance of the
organisms in the intestinal tract is disturbed in ME, causing an
overgrowth of candida and intestinal problems.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nHomeopathy This has been shown to have good effects on some ME
sufferers; the results of the first major trial of homeopathic treatment
of ME are currently being analyzed. It is essential to note that ME is a
complex disease requiring professional homeopathic treatment.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nReflexology This therapy is valuable in treating
aches and pains, especially when the joint itself is too painful to be
touched.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTraditional Chinese Medicine This
treatment approaches ME from a different direction, focusing on
integrating the physical and mental areas. It involves the use of herbs
such as astragalus, as well as massage and chi kung (self-healing
therapy).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAcupuncture This may also be helpful.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCounseling And Hypnotherapy Emotional support and
relaxation are essential in coping with this very stressful and
depressing condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMeditation, Yoga, And
Relaxation Techniques Any of these may help a patient come to terms with
this chronic illness. They can help sufferers to remain fit yet as
relaxed as possible.\n \n    \n                     \n
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n    \n   Deciding about the
job to pursue after your college is really a tough job to do. This
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and quality of life for the next three to four decades. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nUsually, travel nursing career is considered as one of the
toughest jobs where you can decide your lifestyle and exposed to various
benefits including seeing different geographical locations. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nWhat is travel nursing? <br />\r\n\nTravel nursing is
a judicious combination of two parts: travel and nursing. It simply means
a career in travel nursing, which means while traveling you can pursue
your nursing desires and assist people in their difficult times. For
becoming a travel nurse, you must have a course in nursing and with a
degree in this specialty you can apply for jobs across your country. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIf you only have a vocational degree tucked under
your belt, then perhaps you\'d rather pursue a career in travel nursing
to get the benefits of latest buzz. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo get best
opportunities, you can seek the help of travel nursing agencies for help
in this matter. These agencies hold many good vacancies in assisting
people interested in making a fortune in travel nursing. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nJudge the worth of each and every vacancy to get the ultimate
pleasure and experience of travel nursing. There are several recruitment
agencies that may just be a scam to whisk your money away. Sometimes, you
may have to pay a lot and in some instances the fees are high so be
careful and be wary. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMake full enquires about the
relevancy of the agency before paying off any money. You need to see
every aspect of travel nursing job and ensure the role of agency in
it.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTalk freely and cross check the worth of the
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      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Oral chelation refers
to the oral intake of a formula known to have “chelating agents” or
“chelators” – substances that remove accumulated metals from the
bloodstream. These metals come from environmental pollutants; chemicals
that get in contact with the air, water or food the body needs. Many
objects within the household alone contain harmful metallic elements such
as lead and mercury. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBut relieving the body of
metals is only one of the numerous benefits of oral chelation. This non-
prescriptive treatment is also touted as a preventive measure against
cardiovascular disease. The chelating agent, Ethylenediamine tetra-acetic
acid (EDTA) is known to chip away calcium buildup in the circulatory
system. Calcium attaches to the inner walls of blood vessels, combining
with other substances like bad cholesterol, excess fats and other toxins
to form plaque. Plaque, in turn, hardens the arterial walls and restricts
the exchange of nutrients, oxygen and metabolic wastes between red blood
cells and the rest of the body. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThis condition is
known as atherosclerosis, and everyone is a potential victim to it. It’s
a gradual and pervasive process, often without any immediate and
recognizable symptoms until it manifests itself in the form of a heart
disease. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAtherosclerosis in itself can grow
serious enough to require surgery. But more unfortunately,
atherosclerosis can progress to even more severe, and not to mention
fatal, complications. It is, after all, the known root of almost every
heart-related disease there is.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSince EDTA was
found to be effective agent against atherosclerosis, products in the form
of solvents and pills containing the chelating agent were developed and
brought to the market. But only few formulations are actually efficient:
EDTA cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream on its own. It needs to be
integrated with natural ingredients so the body doesn’t check it off as a
foreign substance and flush it out before it reaches the bloodstream.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe formula known as the Original Oral Chelation
(OOC) is the first successful combination of EDTA and natural substances
that bring the chelator to its full potency in the bloodstream. The OOC
was developed by Harry W. Hersey in 1984. Since its conception, other
chelating products have made their own versions of the formula. But the
original – and arguably the most effective – is produced and distributed
by the company Goldshield Elite to this day. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost
medical institutions counsel against non-prescriptive oral chelation.
Surveys, however, indicate a great number of individuals who have found
oral chelation extremely beneficial. Taken daily like your usual vitamin
supplements, oral chelation has been said to successfully prevent and
reverse atherosclerosis, as well as detoxify the body of metals and other
metabolic wastes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVisit
http://www.rawleigh-products.com\n \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Author Vincent Platania
represents the Rawleigh Products.W.T. Rawleigh founded Rawleigh Products
in the late 1800s to create a line of products that possessed both
strength and quality. Visit <a target=\"_blank\"
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    There’s good
cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Either way, we just can’t seem to avoid
having too much of it. There’s simply no way that everyone can resist the
temptation of tasty food. Think of the deep-fried chicken from your
favorite fast food joint, or Christmas dinner’s pork roast, coated
lavishly with mouth-watering gravy; the macaroni and cheese, cake, and
ice cream in a friend’s birthday party. Even breakfast wouldn’t seem like
breakfast at all without eggs and the dairy products that grace the table
every morning. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe tastier foods are almost
always high in cholesterol content. And it’s certainly tragic that such
foods are either our favorites or staples in our diet, if not both. We
can’t help but indulge; as some would say, it’s only the natural human
reaction. But indulgence, at the same time, is dampened by the fact that
cholesterol is notorious for its adverse effects to the heart and blood.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHigh cholesterol levels lead to atherosclerosis,
the steady buildup of plaque along the insides of our arteries.
Cholesterol and other fats are among the substances that make up plaque.
Collectively, they restrict the flow of blood and the transfer of
nutrients and oxygen from our bloodstream to the rest of the body. It’s
the first stage in most, if not all, heart-related complications.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIt’s no surprise then that heart disease is the
leading cause of death in most Western countries. In the United States
alone, 30% of deaths is attributed to heart ailments. Other deficiencies
of the cardiovascular system are proven factors in even more mortalities.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nBut don’t contemplate about turning vegetarian
just yet. Depriving yourself completely of your favorite foods isn’t the
only means to lower cholesterol levels. Substances like statins,
fibrates, niacin and bile acid resins are taken as medication to reduce
the amount of cholesterol in the body. None of them, however, can remove
calcified plaque from our blood vessels. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nEnter
chelation therapy, the solution that can address calcified plaque.
Chelation is a form of treatment that administers substances that bind
with and remove metals from the blood. Known as “chelators,” some of
these substances can also remove calcified deposits from places where no
one wants them to be – our blood vessels, obviously. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe chelator ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) is commonly
used to prevent or reverse atherosclerosis. A synthetic amino acid, EDTA
is either injected intravenously into the bloodstream or taken orally in
the form of a liquid or gel capsules. Many of the latter have been
developed and distributed since chelation therapy – and EDTA in
particular – was discovered as an alternative measure against
atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe pioneering formulation for oral chelation combined EDTA with
unprocessed honey, royal jelly and choice vitamins and minerals. This
formula, now branded as the Original Oral Chelation (OOC), made it easier
for EDTA to be assimilated into the bloodstream. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nIncidentally, an improved variant of the OOC became the first
effective formulation against high blood cholesterol and calcified
plaque. The formula (called OC-MAX, a nod to the initial OOC) is an
integration of EDTA, sodium hexametaphosphate (SHMP), serrapeptase
enzymes (Serrazymes), and fats from plants, called plant sterols. Plant
sterols reduce cholesterol absorption and production; the chelators EDTA,
SHMP and Serrazymes make sure that calcified plaque, metals, and other
metabolic and chemical toxins are flushed out of the body through the
urine. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nA good diet is still a must if anyone
wanted to have healthy cholesterol levels. But supplements like what oral
chelation offers further ensure that cardiovascular diseases and other
problems related to high blood cholesterol don’t threaten your lifestyle,
and even your life itself.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVisit
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represents the Rawleigh Products.W.T. Rawleigh founded Rawleigh Products
in the late 1800s to create a line of products that possessed both
strength and quality. Visit <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.rawleigh-products.com\">http://www.rawleigh-
products.com</a>       <br /><br />');
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      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Tinea Versicolor,
also known as pityriasis versicolor. Tinea versicolor is a fungus
infection that commonly affects the skin of young people, especially the
chest, back, and upper arms and legs. It is found mostly in young people.
The fungus interferes with the normal tanning of the skin. This results
in small areas that are lighter than surrounding skin. Any person
infected with this will have discolored patches on his skin. These
patches can be light or reddish-brown in colour. It is neither a
permanent nor a serious infection. The most common symptoms of tinea
versicolor are light brown or white patches on the skin. These patches
are most noticeable during summer season. Rashes on the trunk are one of
the symptoms. Generally rashes of tinea versicolor do not appear on the
face.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nItch on the patches, which become more
intense with sweat or overheating. Tinea versicolor occurs more
frequently in areas with higher temperatures and higher relative
humidities. The national prevalence of this condition is 2-8% of the
population. It is estimated that 2 to 8% of the population of the United
States has it. The infection is easily treated with skin creams,
shampoos, or solutions. Topical antifungal medications - containing
either 2.5% selenium sulfide or 2% ketoconazole (Nizoral ointment and
shampoo) applied to dry skin and washed off after 10 minutes. Apply
antidandruff shampoo that contains selenium sulfide on the patches. Take
bath daily, this will remove dead cells and fungus from your skin.
Selenium sulfide 2.5% lotion regimen for 1 week. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSome home remedies also reduce patches. Garlic is a very good
antifungal agent. Try chewing one or two cloves daily. Include raw
fruits, raw vegetables and whole grains in your diet. This will
strengthen your immune system by providing antioxidants. Include raw
fruits, raw vegetables and whole grains in your diet. This will
strengthen your immune system by providing antioxidants. Cinnamon has
many medicinal uses aside from being great for various pastries. It has
an antiseptic effect and has been historically used for colds and flu\'s.
Sulfur is a natural anti-fungal agent which when applied to the skin of
these patients for two weeks. Arsencium Album is useful for anxiety and
fears, which come from underlying insecurities and over-sensitivities.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTinea Versicolor Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Apply antidandruff shampoo that contains selenium sulfide on
the patches. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Garlic is a very good antifungal
agent. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Try chewing one or two cloves daily.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Selenium sulfide 2.5% lotion regimen for 1 week.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid too much of white flour and sugar. \n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3160','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Urticaria pigmentosa
is the name given to a type of mastocytosis. Urticaria pigmentosa is a
disease that produces skin lesions and deeply itching. It is caused by
excessive numbers of inflammatory cells (mast cells) in the skin. Other
forms include solitary mastocytoma (a single lesion) and systemic
mastocytosis (involvement in organs other than the skin). Urticaria
pigmentosa is the childhood form of mastocytosis. Mast cells are
specialized cells of connective tissue that release substances such as
histamine (a chemical important in the inflammatory process) and heparin
(an anti-clotting agent) when the body’s alarm mechanism is set off. When
mast cells cluster and multiply excessively (proliferate), histamine and
heparin are released into the skin (mastocytosis). <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThe characteristic skin lesions of urticaria pigmentosa appear in
these areas. Urticaria pigmentosa is an orphan disease, affecting fewer
than 200000 people in the United States. Urticaria pigmentosa is most
often seen in children, but it can occur in adults as well. Rubbing of a
lesion produces a rapid wheal (a hive-like bump). Younger children may
develop a fluid-filled blister over a lesion if it is scratched. A large
histamine release from these extra mast cells may cause flushing,
headache, diarrhea, a rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and even fainting.
Most common symptoms of urticaria pigmentosa is red or brown spots are
often seen on the skin, typically around the chest and forehead. Symptoms
can range from very mild (flushing, hives, no treatment needed) to life-
threatening (vascular collapse).<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost treatments
for mastocytosis can be used to treat urticaria pigmentosa.
Corticosteroids can be used topically, inhaled, or systemically to reduce
inflammation associated with mastocytosis. The use of antihistamines is
the most common treatment. To keep the disease from spreading these will
help fight off the itching and flushing. Albuterol and other beta-2
agonists open airways that can constrict in the presence of histamine.
Patients with urticaria pigmentosa should avoid aspirin, codeine,
opiates, procaine, alcohol. polymyxin B, hot baths, and vigorous rubbing
after bathing and showering. Photochemotherapy form of ultraviolet
radiation is the most effective treatment for adults with urticaria
pigmentosa. Two or three treatments each week are required for several
months.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nUrticaria Pigmentosa Treatment and
Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Antihistamines may relieve
symptoms such as itching and flushing.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Disodium
cromoglycate orally may be helpful in some cases.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Proton pump inhibitors help reduce production of gastric acid.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Corticosteroids can be used topically reduce
inflammation associated with mastocytosis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Avoid aspirin, codeine, opiates, procaine, alcohol. polymyxin B, hot
baths. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Potent steroid creams applied for
several months under occlusion can reduce itching and unsightliness.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3161','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Variola is also
called is smallpox. Smallpox is a contagious disease unique to humans.
Smallpox is caused by either of two virus variants named Variola major
and Variola minor. Viruses can enter an individuals body through contact
or inhalation and cause some types of skin disorders. Sometimes these
viruses result in skin ailments.Variola major is the most common and
severe form and has a death rate of about 30%. Variola minor is a much
less common form with an estimated death rate of less than 1%. Generally,
direct and fairly prolonged face-to-face contact is required to spread
smallpox from one person to another. Smallpox also can be spread through
direct contact with infected bodily fluids or contaminated objects such
as bedding or clothing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSmallpox produces a
single crop of lesions which are distributed in a centrifugal pattern:
most riotous on the face, more abundant on the forearms and lower legs
than the upper arms and thighs, and often involve palms and soles.
Smallpox has been spread by virus carried in the air in enclosed settings
such as buildings, buses, and trains. Humans are the only natural hosts
of variola. It can also be spread by touching the skin rash, sores and
scabs of an infected person, or by sharing contaminated clothing, towels
or bedding. Long-term side-effects for survivors include the
characteristic skin scars. Occasional side effects include blindness due
to corneal ulcerations and infertility in male survivors. There is no
proven treatment for smallpox. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPatients with
smallpox may be helped by intravenous fluids, medicine to control fever
or pain, and antibiotics for any secondary bacterial infections that may
occur. Vaccination should be kept covered and should not be scratched, to
avoid transmitting vaccinia virus to someone else. Vaccinia immune
globulin (VIG) can be used primarily to treat complications of smallpox
vaccination. VIG could also be offered to persons exposed to smallpox as
a prophylaxis. Cidofovir is currently treatment of smallpox.
Antimicrobial therapy to treat bacterial complications, vigorous
supportive measures, and symptomatic treatment of lesions with
antipruritics, starting during the pustular stage. Anti-inflammatories,
codeine or, as needed, morphine relieve pain. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nVariola Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Cidofovir is
currently treatment of smallpox. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Intravenous
infusions and gastric tube feedings provide fluids. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Antimicrobial therapy to treat bacterial complications against
smallpox.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Anti-inflammatories, codeine or, as
needed, morphine relieve pain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Vaccinia immune
globulin (VIG) can be used primarily to treat complications of
smallpox.\n \n   \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3162','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Venous Angioma is
also know as development venous angioma(DVA). Venous angioma also called
venous malformation. A venous angioma in the basal ganglia is a
malformation of thr veins drain the bolld from the brain. It is a small
tangle of abnormal veins. It is occurring in approximately 2 percent to 3
percent of people. Skin growths, rashes and blemishes can often be a host
of many different things. These lesions that form are often benign and
they can appear bluish in color. They can range in size from .1 to 3
centimeters. Angioma refers to the overgrowth of blood vessels in the
skin. Anyone can develop Venous Anigomas. It affects all races, and both
males and females equally. It typically shows up in individuals between
the ages of twenty-thirty years old. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nVenous
angiomas therefore represent the most common blood vessel (vascular)
\"anomaly\" in the central nervous system. Venous Angiomas can appear
anywhere in the body. The symptoms of Venous Anigomas can range to no
symptoms at all to ones where the individual experiences headaches,
numbness, laziness, seizures, blackouts, and other types of anigomas. The
most symptoms of venous angioma headache, associated with one or more of
the following: nausea, vomiting, sleepiness (\"somnolence\" or
\"obtundation\") and weakness in one or more limb(s), or some other
neurological disability. It is made of multiple little bubbles (caverns)
of various sizes, filled with blood and lined by a special layer of
cells. A cavernous angioma can cause seizures, stroke symptoms,
hemorrhages, and headache. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost venous angiomas
are never detected unless the patient has a brain scan for another
reason. There is no effective radiation treatment (conventional or
stereotactic) for venous angiomas. Certain medicines such as Phenytoin
(Dilantin) or another equivalent agent can also be used for the treatment
of venous angioma. Surgery remains an option, but this can be risky
depending on the location of the lesion and the individual’s basic
health. Stereotactic radio surgery is an important option in this disease
and hemorrhagic cavernous malformations. The procedure is relatively
contraindicated in patients with concomitant venous angiomas because of
the high incidence of post treatment morbidity. This technique has been
highly successful in treating Venous Angiomas. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nTreatments of venous angioma Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Surgery can be carried out if the venous angioma is thought to have
ruptured. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Stereotactic radio surgery is found
very effective in the treatment of venous angioma. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Certain medicines such as Phenytoin (Dilantin) also helpful
reduce the symptoms of venous angioma. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Equivalent agent can also be used for the treatment of venous angioma.\n
      \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3163','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Dry skin (xerosis) is
a condition of rough, dry skin with fine scaling of skin and,
occasionally, with small cracks in the skin. Dry skin is caused by a lack
of moisture. This is most common during the winter months, when heating
systems dry the air. Bathing with hot water, spending extended periods of
time in the hot sun, and the skin’s natural aging process also remove
moisture and oils from the skin. Xerosis is often noted on extensor
surfacesespecially in the winter. Conditions that dry the skin out
include the low humidity of winter, frequent washing, contact with hot
water, the use of soaps and detergents, and older age. Dry skin develops
due to a decrease in the natural oils in the outer layer of skin, which
makes the skin lose water. The symptoms of dry skin include itching,
flaking, and fine lines. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nXerosis of the foot is
common in patients with diabetes and can lead to severe complications,
such as ulcers, infections, and cracks in the skin (fissures). The
treatment for dry skin is to return moisture to the skin. Topical
antibiotics applied immediately to any cracks in the skin to help prevent
infection. Avoid harsh deodorant soaps (or limit their use to armpits,
groin, and feet). Water-based lotions (Lubriderm, Keri lotion, others)
are best cosmetically but oil-based creams are more effective in trapping
moisture. Maintaining a balanced diet, exercising, and drinking plenty of
water contribute to healthy, supple skin. Maintaining a balanced diet,
exercising, and drinking plenty of water contribute to healthy, supple
skin. Alpha hydroxyacid lotions work very well for treating and
preventing dry skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nXerosis Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid using harsh soaps that
dry the skin.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid vigorous use of a washcloth
in cleansing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Apply a moisturizer to the skin.
Drink plenty of water. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Sun block or a
sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater applied daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5.
Avoid using fabric softeners, especially in the dryer. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Keep irritating fabrics away from your skin. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Don\'t wear clothing made of wool or other \"scratchy\"
fabrics. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Use a humidifier in your home during
the central heating season.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Each day when you
take your bath or shower, try to use lukewarm water. \n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-remedy-for-
acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3164','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Skin rashes is a
common skin discomfort which causes small red spots, redness and
itchiness. It can happen anywhere is your skin – your face, your hands,
your legs, your body. Facial rashes, by virtue of their visibility, can
cause significant distress to the patient and this should never be
underestimated. Skin rashes come in all forms and sizes. Some are raised
bumps; others are flat red blotches. Some are itchy blisters; other are
patches of rough skin. Most rashes are harmless and clear up on their own
within a few days. A few may need medical attention. The skin is one of
the first areas of the body to react when exposed to something you or
your child is allergic to. Skin rashes causes redness or inflammation;
skin lesion; rubor; skin rash; erythema which changes the color or
texture of your skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOften, the cause of a rash
can be determined from its visible characteristics and other symptoms.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a rash that appears in patches of redness and
scaling around the eyebrows, eyelids, mouth, nose, the trunk, and behind
the ears. A rash may be caused by contact with a substance outside the
body, such as poison ivy. Facial inflammatory dermatoses can be difficult
to diagnose in their early stages; skin biopsy may help but often shows
indeterminate features. Treatment depends on the form of the rash and on
the source of the rash. Keep your skin well-moisturized throughout the
day but avoid moisturizers that clog the pores or are highly perfumed.
Best time to apply a moisturizer: immediately after patting dry. Apply
cool or lukewarm compresses to itchy or sore areas. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSelf-Care for Treat Facial Rash Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Stay in a cool, dry area. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Put corn starch in
body creases (inside elbows, etc). <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Take a bath
in cool water, without soap, every couple of hours. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Don\'t use ointments and creams that can block the sweat gland
pores. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Apply calamine (not Caladryl) lotion to
the very itchy spots. <br />\r\n\n.<br />\r\n\n6. Apply cool or lukewarm
compresses to itchy or sore areas. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Keep your
skin well-moisturized throughout the day.\n   \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/beauty/acne/home-remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a>
and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin
diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.skincare-products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3165','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Folliculitis is the
inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur
anywhere on the skin. Folliculitis looks like acne pimples or non-
healing, crusty sores. Folliculitis usually looks like red pimples with a
hair in the center of each one. The pimples may have pus in them, and
they often itch or burn. Folliculitis is a primary inflammation of the
hair follicle that occurs as a result of various infections or secondary
to follicular trauma or occlusion. Folliculitis starts when hair
follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the
follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged
follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Hot
tub folliculitis is caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa often
found in new hot tubs.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe symptoms may be pain,
erythema and edema. The lesions may range from tiny white-topped pustules
to large, yellow pus-filled lesions. Tinea barbae infection especially
the inflammatory form can be effectively treated with oral antifungal
medications. Sometimes topical antibiotics, such as bacitracin with
polymyxin B, may be administered. Systemic (oral) antibiotics are usually
only prescribed for extensive infection, in carbunculosis, systemic
infection or spreading cellulitis. Applying moist heat compresses to the
local area helps promote vasodilation and drainage from the lesions.
Keeping skin clean, dry, and free from abrasions or irritation can help
prevent folliculitis. Furuncles and carbuncles may require an incision
and drainage of pus. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nCleaning the infected area
thoroughly with soap and water, or with a disinfectant preparation
containing chlorhexidine or povidone iodine, is usually effective. Avoid
constricting clothing. Tight clothes especially jeans and athletic wear
may be stylish, but make sure they don\'t chafe your skin. Use an
electric razor or a new blade every time you shave. Apply a warm, moist
washcloth or compress to the affected area. Try an oatmeal lotion or an
over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to help soothe itchy skin. Gently
wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an
over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Don\'t share your towels or
washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every
use. Wash clothes that cover the affected areas after each wearing.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFolliculitis Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid shaving irritated skin.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Topical antiseptic treatment is adequate for most cases
helpful. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Some patients may benefit from
systemic flucloxacillin <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Topical antibiotics
such as mupirocin ointment <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Apply a warm, moist
washcloth or compress to the affected area. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Try an oatmeal lotion or hydrocortisone cream to help soothe itchy skin.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with
antibacterial soap.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Don\'t share your towels or
washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every
use.\n      \n   \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3166','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Furunculosis (Boils)
are a deep infection of hair follicles. Boils (furuncles) are painful
pus-filled bumps on the skin resulting from the deep infection of a hair
follicle. The infection is usually caused by a type of bacteria called
Staphylococcus aureus (staph). Species of Staphylococcus aureus are
usually the causative agents. Furunculosis is systemic in nature as it
travels through the bloodstream and affects all parts of the body,
especially the vital organs. The rapid multiplication of bacteria in the
bloodstream causes smaller blood vessels to rupture allowing the bacteria
to spread to surrounding tissue. Boils present as one or more tender red
spots, lumps or pustules. A boil is a deep form of bacterial
folliculitis; superficial folliculitis is sometimes present at the same
time.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMost people with boils are otherwise healthy
and have good personal hygiene. It is estimated that 10- 20% of the
population are Staph. Boils are most common in teens and young adults.
Staph. aureus is most commonly carried in the nostrils, armpits, between
the legs and in the cleft between the buttocks. It may be transferred to
other sites from the nostrils via the finger nails. Boils may resolve
with simple self-care measures, but the infected fluid (pus) needs to
drain in order for them to heal completely. Many boils drain of their own
accord, or they can be lanced by a health care professional. Antibiotics
may also be prescribed. Boils can be very contagious. Use an
antibacterial soap on boil-prone areas when showering, and dry your skin
thoroughly after bathing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nFurunculosis Treatment
and Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Follow a balanced healthy
diet with meat, plenty of fruit and vegetables. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Wash your whole body once a day with soap and water. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Don\'t share your flannel or towel with other
family members. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Maintain a clean handkerchief
and don\'t pick your nose. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Change your
underclothes and night attire regularly. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Avoid
leisure activities which cause sweating and friction from clothing, such
as squash and jogging. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Antiseptic or
antibiotic ointment or gel to apply to the inside of the nostrils. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Apply a topical antiseptic such as povidone iodine
or chlorhexidine cream to the boils.\n \n     \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/beauty/acne/home-remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a>
and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin
diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.skincare-products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3167','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Genital Herpes is one
of them. The cause of genital herpes is a strain of herpes simplex virus
(HSV), which enters your body through small breaks in your skin or mucous
membranes. Genital herpes is a common condition affecting around 45
million people in the U.S. The herpes viruses responsible for genital
herpes are transmitted through close personal contact such as contact.
Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of
four women) than in men (almost one out of five). This may be due to
male-to-female transmissions being more likely than female-to-male
transmission. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGenital herpes is different for
each person. The signs and symptoms may recur for years. The symptoms of
genital herpes vary among people. Most people infected with HSV have no
symptoms or have only mild symptoms, but some develop severe symptoms.
Genital itching, burning, or discomfort discharge in women ,swollen lymph
nodes and a feeling of pressure in the abdomen. Other signs and symptoms
during the primary episode may include a second crop of sores, and flu-
like symptoms, including fever and swollen glands. However, most
individuals with HSV-2 infection may never have sores, or they may have
very mild signs that they do not even notice or that they mistake for
insect bites or another skin condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGenital
herpes frequently causes psychological distress in people who know they
are infected. Genital herpes treatment includes oral prescription
antiviral medications, including acyclovir (Zovirax), famciclovir
(Famvir) and valacyclovir (Valtrex), to help heal the sores sooner and
reduce the frequency of relapses. Condoms are commonly thought to protect
against STDs. Condoms are useful in decreasing the spread of certain
infections. Avoid excessive heat or sunlight, which makes the irritation
more uncomfortable. Do not use perfumed or antibacterial soaps, feminine
deodorant, or douches. Wear more comfortable, loose cotton clothing. For
pain, you may take aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), or ibuprofen
(Advil). Cool cloths on the affected area may soothe the pain. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGenital herpes Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Avoid excessive heat or sunlight, which makes the
irritation more uncomfortable. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Do not use
perfumed or antibacterial soaps, feminine deodorant, or douches. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Wear more comfortable, loose cotton clothing. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Suppressive therapy for symptomatic herpes can
reduce transmission to partners.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Safe practices
should be used.\n \n   \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3168','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Prickly heat is a
very itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling. It is
medically known as miliaria. Miliaria is a common ailment in hot and
humid conditions, such as in the tropics and during the summer season.
Although it affects people of all ages, it is especially common in
children and infants due to their underdeveloped sweat glands. Prickly
heat is most common in warm, humid climates. It tends to occur on areas
of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the breasts, on the
inner thighs, and under the arms. Miliaria (Prickly Heat) occurs when the
sweat gland ducts get plugged due to dead skin cells or bacteria such as
Staphylococcus epidermidis, a common bacterium that occurs on the skin
which is also associated with acne. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPrickly heat
also can appear as large, reddened areas of skin. Babies and children are
also more likely to be affected than adults because of their
underdeveloped sweat glands, in which case the rash is commonly found in
the nappy area and in the skin folds or on the neck. Prickly heat can
also occur in cooler climates when sweating is a problem. For example,
people who lie on their back for long periods due to illness may get
prickly heat on their back. The condition is controlled by keeping the
skin cool and dry. Avoid further sweating. Even if this is possible for
just a few hours each day it can make a big difference. Use of powders
and antiperspirants often helps. Conditions that increase sweating should
be avoided; an air-conditioned environment is ideal.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nPrickly Heat Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Wear loose
cotton clothing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Calamine lotion may cool and
soothe the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Use of powders and
antiperspirants often helps.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Conditions that
increase sweating should be avoided. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. A mild
steroid cream may soothe the irritation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Calamine lotion BP and natural oatmeal-based creams can be soothing. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Aanti-histamine creams or medications will relieve
the itch. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Antibiotics and topical antiseptics
are used to prevent bacterial blooms. \n      \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/beauty/acne/home-remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a>
and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin
diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.skincare-products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3169','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Melasma is a very
common skin disorder. Melasma (also known as chloasma) is a tan or dark
facial skin discoloration. It appears as brown or gray-brown patches on
your face. Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen
and progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who
are taking oral contraceptives , and women taking hormone replacement
therapy during menopause. It is also prevalent in men and women of Native
American descent and in men and women of German/Russian Jewish descent
(on the face). The incidence of melasma also increases in patients with
thyroid disease. It is thought that the overproduction of melanocyte-
stimulating hormone (MSH) brought on by stress can cause outbreaks of
this condition. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe cause of melasma is genetics,
hormonal changes, and sun exposure. Melasma is much more common in women
than in men. Women are affected in 90% of cases. Melasma is rare before
adulthood and most commonly occurs in women during their reproductive
years. Melasma Suprarenale is a symptom of Addison\'s disease,
particularly when caused by pressure or minor injury to the skin. There
are a number of treatments available for melasma. They include: topical
bleaching creams, sunscreens, chemical peels, and laser therapy.
Pregnancy-derived melasma may resolve spontaneously after delivery.
Tretinoin, an acid that increases skin cell (keratinocyte) turnover.
Facial peel with alpha hydroxyacids or chemical peels with glycolic acid.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nMelasma Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use sunscreen year-round.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Tretinoin, an acid that increases skin cell (keratinocyte)
turnover. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Facial peel with alpha hydroxyacids
or chemical peels with glycolic acid. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Chemical
peels there aim is to remove pigmentation and resurface the skin. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Protect your skin from sun exposure to prevent
worsening.\n     \n    \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3170','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    A sebaceous cyst is a
closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material.
Sebaceous cysts are commonly seen on the scalp, labia, scrotum, chest,
and back, but can be found anywhere on the body. A foul odor is also
often present in the substance called keratin which fills sebaceous
cysts. Keratin is a protein that creates the sac of cells called
sebaceous cysts. The bumps or lumps you can feel under your skin are
actually the sac of cells. Sebaceous cysts are often the result of
swollen hair follicles, or skin trauma. The scalp, ears, back, face, and
upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts, though they may occur
anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
In males a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThey are more common in hairier areas, where in cases
of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface
immediately above the cyst. The main symptom is usually a small, non-
painful lump beneath the skin. Small lumps or bumps that occur just under
the skin of the genitalia, breast, abdomen, face, neck, or elsewhere on
the body are the most common symptom of sebaceous cysts. Sebaceous cysts
may occasionally become infected and form into painful abscesses. It is
important when sebaceous cysts are surgically removed that the entire sac
is excised to help prevent a recurrence. large cysts may reappear and may
have to be surgically removed. If a cyst becomes infected, treatment may
include administering antibiotics and then surgically removing the
cyst.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSurgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a
simple procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents. Total
excision surgical technique removes the entire cyst and so prevents
recurrence. Home treatment of sebaceous (epidermal) cyst, may relieve
symptoms but may not make the cyst go away. Apply warm, wet washcloths to
the lump for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day. Inject an inflamed but
uninfected epidermoid cyst with a corticosteroid to help reduce the
inflammation. To minimize scarring use a carbon dioxide laser to vaporize
an epidermoid cyst on your face or other sensitive area. Avoiding
excessive sun exposure and using oil-free skin care products can help
prevent milia. To prevent scarring and infection, don\'t try to squeeze
cysts yourself.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSebaceous Cysts Treatmen and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Do not squeeze, scratch,
drain, open (lance), or puncture the lump. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Keep the area clean by washing the lump and surrounding skin well with an
antibacterial soap. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Apply warm, wet washcloths
to the lump for 20 to 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a day.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Avoiding excessive sun exposure and using oil-free skin care
products can help prevent milia. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Prophylactic
tetracycline or erythromycin ointment is applied once, 1 hour after
delivery.\n \n   \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3171','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Hand dermatitis (also
known as hand eczema) often results from a combination of causes,
including genetic makeup (constitutional factors), injury (contact with
irritants) and allergy. This condition is usually multi-factorial. The
skin can react to the inflammation by forming scales. Fissures can then
develop and these can be quite painful. The majority of individuals who
have irritant dermatitis (75% of all cases of hand dermatitis) will
produce this through contact with detergents, cleansers, water, metals,
food or rubber. Hand dermatitis is particularly common in industries
involving cleaning, catering, metalwork, hairdressing, healthcare and
mechanical work. Hand dermatitis varies in severity. It may affect the
backs of the hands, the palms or both sites. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nOften it starts as a mild intermittent complaint, but it can
become increasingly severe and persistent. The affected skin initially
becomes red and dry, then progresses to itchy papules (bumps) and fluid-
filled blisters (vesicles), scaling, cracking (fissures), weeping
(exudation) and swelling (oedema). Hand dermatitis can spread to affect
other sites, particularly the forearms and feet. Emotional stresses make
hand dermatitis worse, especially the type known as pompholyx in which
crops of very itchy vesicles erupt on the palms. Some people are more
prone to hand dermatitis than others. They often have a personal or
family history of atopic dermatitis, asthma or hay fever. Friction and
repetitive injury also damage the skin. Irritants result in much more
damage once dermatitis has become established<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTo
treat hand dermatitis, you must avoid contact with the substance that
irritates your skin. Protect your hands from direct contact with soaps,
detergents, scouring powders, and similar irritating chemicals by wearing
waterproof, cotton lined, gloves. Topical steroids to reduce
inflammation. These come in various strengths and should only be applied
to areas of active dermatitis once or twice daily. Avoid the temptation
of using very hot water even if wearing gloves. Wear cotton gloves to do
general house work as they can be washed instead of washing your hands
too often. Cortisone ointments are used treat severe cases of hand
dermatitis. <br />\r\n\nMud Gloves are good for working outside if you
have hand dermatitis. Use a mild soap (Dove, Basis, Olay, Cetaphil) or a
soap substitute. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHand Dermatitis Treatment and
Prevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use a long handled brush for
washing the dishes <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid direct contact with
turpentine, paint thinner and paints. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Avoid
the temptation of using very hot water even if wearing gloves.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Keep hand washing to a minimum, keep water
temperature luke warm <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid harsh or scented
soaps, soapless cleansers may be the best to use.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Apply moisturizers after washing, ointments that are clear and
sticky seem to work the best.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoid heating or
cooling the skin, sweating within rubber gloves alone can worsen the
dermatitis.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Wear cotton gloves to do general
house work as they can be washed instead of washing your hands too often.
\n    \n   \n                     \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/beauty/acne/home-
remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin diseases</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.skincare-
products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3172','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Seborrheic dermatitis
of the scalp is known as cradle cap. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic
inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where
sebaceous glands are most prominent. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common
skin condition affecting millions of Americans. It shows up as flaking
skin, or reddish patches. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the skin
on other parts of the body, such as the face and chest, and the creases
of the arms, legs and groin. Seborrheic dermatitis usually causes the
skin to look a little greasy and scaly or flaky. Seborrheic dermatitis is
thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and
irritation from a yeast called malessizia. Seborrheic dermatitis appears
to run in families. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeborrheic dermatitis in
infants is better known as cradle cap, seen as thick, oily, yellowish
crust on the scalp and around the hairline. Symptoms of seborrheic
dermatitis can last for anywhere from weeks to years. Stress, fatigue,
weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of
lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity
may increase the risk. Neurologic conditions, including Parkinson\'s
disease, head injury, and stroke may be associated with seborrheic
dermatitis. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has also been linked to
increased cases of seborrheic dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in
persons of all races. It appears as thick, crusty, yellow or brown scales
over the child\'s scalp. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSimilar scales may also
be found on the eyelids, ear, around the nose, and in the groin.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis in adults may be very persistent. However, it can
generally be kept under control with regular use of antifungal agents and
intermittent applications of topical steroids. Chronic treatment with
topical corticosteroids may lead to permanent skin changes, such as
atrophy and telangiectasia. Alternatives include calcineurin inhibitors
(ie, pimecrolimus, tacrolimus), sulfur or sulfonamide combinations, or
propylene glycol. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used, applied up to
twice daily for 1 or 2 weeks. Severe cases may receive a course of oral
antifungal medication or sometimes, ultraviolet radiation. Apply
ketoconazole or ciclopirox cream once daily for 2 to 4 weeks, repeated as
necessary. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSeborrheic dermatitis Treatment and
Prevetion Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Steroid lotions may be used in
adolescents and adults. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Brush your child\'s
hair with a clean, soft brush after each shampoo.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Tar cream can be applied to scaling areas and removed several
hours later by shampooing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Apply ketoconazole
or ciclopirox cream once daily for 2 to 4 weeks, repeated as necessary.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Hydrocortisone cream can also be used, applied
up to twice daily for 1 or 2 weeks. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Severe
cases may receive a course of oral antifungal medication or sometimes,
ultraviolet radiation.\n     \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/beauty/acne/home-remedy-for-acne.htm\">acne home remedies</a>
and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.theskindiseases.com/\">skin
diseases</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.skincare-products.info/\">natural skin care</a>.
      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3173','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Heat Rash is a very
itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling. Heat Rash is
a common ailment in hot and humid conditions, such as in the tropics and
during the summer season. Although it affects people of all ages, it is
especially common in children and infants due to their underdeveloped
sweat glands. Heat Rash is most common in warm, humid climates. It tends
to occur on areas of the body where skin touches skin, such as under the
breasts, on the inner thighs, and under the arms. Heat Rash occurs when
the sweat gland ducts get plugged due to dead skin cells or bacteria such
as Staphylococcus epidermidis, a common bacterium that occurs on the skin
which is also associated with acne. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeat Rash
also can appear as large, reddened areas of skin. Babies and children are
also more likely to be affected than adults because of their
underdeveloped sweat glands, in which case the rash is commonly found in
the nappy area and in the skin folds or on the neck. Heat Rash can also
occur in cooler climates when sweating is a problem. For example, people
who lie on their back for long periods due to illness may get heat Rash
on their back. Heat Rash is also controlled by keeping the skin cool and
dry. Avoid further sweating. Even if this is possible for just a few
hours each day it can make a big difference. Avoid the use of powders,
creams, and ointments. Baby powders don\'t improve or prevent heat rash.
Creams and ointments tend to keep the skin warmer and block the pores.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHeat Rash Treatment and Prevention Tips <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Wear loose cotton clothing. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Calamine lotion may cool and soothe the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Use of powders and antiperspirants often helps.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Conditions that increase sweating should be avoided. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. A mild steroid cream may soothe the irritation.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Calamine lotion BP and natural oatmeal-based
creams can be soothing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoid ointments or
other lotions because they can irritate the skin.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n8. Aanti-histamine creams or medications will relieve the
itch.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9. Antibiotics and topical antiseptics are
used to prevent bacterial blooms. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n10. Keep the
skin cool and dry. Keep the sleeping area cool.\n \n      \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-
makeup-guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3174','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Herpes zoster also
known as shingles, is the reactivation of varicella zoster virus, or VZV.
It is a same virus that causes chickenpox. Herpes zoster manifests as a
vesicular rash, usually in a single dermatome. Development of the rash
may be preceded by paresthesias or pain along the involved dermatome.
Ocular involvement and zoster keratitis may result if reactivation occurs
along the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve.Approximately 95%
of adults in the United States have antibodies to the varicella-zoster
virus. Herpes zoster can cause several problems with the eye and
surrounding skin that may have long term effects. Inflammation and
scarring of the cornea, along with conjunctivitis (inflammation of the
conjunctiva) and iritis (inflammation of the iris) are typical
problems.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIncidence of herpes zoster increases
with age. Approximately 80% of cases occur in persons older than 20
years. Shingles may be complicated by a condition known as post-herpetic
neuralgia. This is persistence of pain in the area where the shingles
occurred that may last from months to years following the initial
episode. Herpes zoster may be associated with a secondary bacterial
infection (typically streptococcal or staphylococcal) of the vesicular
rash. Herpes zoster involving the second branch of the trigeminal nerve
may be associated with conjunctivitis, keratitis, corneal ulceration,
iridocyclitis, glaucoma, and blindness. Herpes zoster causes a wide range
of problems affecting the skin and the eye. They range in severity
depending on the extent of the outbreak. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSome
problems listed occur indirectly from the inflammation caused by the
disease. Herpes zoster is treated with anti-viral, pain and anti-
inflammatory medications. Eye drops and ointments may be prescribed to
treat ocular problems. Cimetidine, a common component of over-the-counter
heartburn medication. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may
occasionally be used to reduce inflammation and risk of post-herpetic
neuralgia. They have been shown to be most effective in the elderly
population. Cool wet compresses can be used to reduce pain. Soothing
baths and lotions, such as colloidal oatmeal bath, starch baths, or
lotions and calamine lotion, may help to relieve itching and discomfort.
Avoid contact with the skin lesions of persons with known herpes zoster
infection.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHerpes Zoster Treatment and Prevention
Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Vaccine may prevent shingles or lessen
its effects.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Cool wet compresses can be used to
reduce pain.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Pain medicines(antihistamines )
mild to strong, may be needed to control pain. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Herpes zoster is treated with anti-viral, pain and anti-inflammatory
medications. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Avoid contact with the skin
lesions of persons with known herpes zoster infection.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Cimetidine medication, has been shown to lessen the severity
of herpes zoster outbreaks in several different instances.\n   \n    \n
                       \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-guide.com/\">skin
care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair care</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.celebrities-
hairstyles.com/\">celebrities hairstyles</a>.      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3175','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Impetigo is a common
type of skin infection. It is generally caused by one of two bacteria:
group A streptococcus or staphylococcus aureus. Impetigo usually touchs
preschool and school-age children. It is most commonly found children age
2–6 years. The infection is spread by direct contact with lesions or with
nasal carriers. A child may be more likely to develop impetigo if the
skin has already been irritated or injured by other skin problems, such
as eczema, poison ivy, insect bites, or a skin allergy to soap or makeup.
Impetigo starts as a red sore that quickly ruptures, oozes for a few days
and then forms a yellowish-brown crust that looks like honey or brown
sugar. The disease is highly contagious, and scratching or touching the
sores is likely to spread the infection to other parts of the body. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nImpetigo may develop when open skin lesions (such as
insect bites or burns) are infected following exposure to a person with
streptococcal pharyngitis (\"strep throat\"). Impetigo begins as a
cluster of small blisters that increase and split within the first 24
hours. The thin yellow fluid that drains from the ruptured blisters
quickly dries forming a honey-colored crust. Impetigo may affect skin
anywhere on the body but commonly occurs around the nose and mouth,
hands, and forearms. People who suffer from cold sores have shown higher
chances of suffering from impetigo. Treatment depends on the extent and
severity of the infection. Use soap and water when bathing your child,
and pay special attention to cuts, rashes, insect bites and allergic
reactions.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nGood hygiene practices, such as regular
hand washing, can help prevent impetigo. Topical or oral antibiotics are
usually prescribed. Oral antibiotics are recommended if the infection is
extensive, proving slow to respond to topical antibiotics, or if the
impetigo is recurrent. An antiseptic (povidone iodine, hydrogen peroxide
cream, chlorhexidine and others) or antibiotic ointment (fucidic acid or
mupirocin) is prescribed, apply it at least three times a day to the
affected areas and surrounding skin. Minor cuts and scrapes should be
thoroughly cleansed with soap and clean water. Impetigo is contagious, so
avoid touching the draining (oozing) lesions. Always use a clean
washcloth and towel each time. Do not share towels, clothing, razors, and
so on with other family members. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nImpetigo
Treatmen and Pevention Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Topical or oral
antibiotics are usually to treat impetigo.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Regular hand washing, can help prevent impetigo.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Always use a clean washcloth and towel each time. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Avoid close contact with others. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Use separate towels and flannels. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6.
Change and launder clothes and linen daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Do
not share towels, clothing, razors, and so on with other family members.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Affected children must stay away from school
until crusts have dried out. \n    \n    \n                    \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-
guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3176','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Intertrigo is a yeast
infection of skin folds caused by Candida albicans. Intertrigo is
facilitated by moisture trapped in deep skinfolds where air circulation
is limited. An intertrigo usually develops from the chafing of warm,
moist skin in the areas of the inner thighs and genitalia, the armpits,
under the breasts, the underside of the belly, behind the ears, and the
web spaces between the toes and fingers. The skinfolds are areas where
skin rubs against skin. Intertrigo is an itchy rash that can get infected
with germs or yeast. It usually affects people who are overweight or who
have diabetes. Intertrigo develops from mechanical factors and secondary
infection. Heat and maceration are central to the process. Opposing skin
surfaces rub against each other, causing erosions that become inflamed.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSweat, feces, urine, and discharge may aggravate
intertrigo in both adults and infants. Intertrigo has no predilection,
other than that from anatomic differences. Intertrigo is common in warm,
moist climates. Intertrigo may also be seen in people who must stay in
bed or who wear medical devices that may trap moisture against the skin,
such as artificial limbs, splints, and braces. Intertrigo is
characterized by a red or reddish-brown rash. The affected skin will
often be very raw and may itch or ooze. Yeast or bacterial infection can
be treated with topical or oral medications. Topical steroid creams
hydrocortisone is beneficial in relieving the pain and symptoms of the
infection but does not cure the infection. Keeping the area of the
intertrigo dry and exposed to the air can help prevent recurrences<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nPatients should wear light, nonconstricting, and
absorbent clothing and should avoid nylon and other synthetic fibers.
Using antibacterial soap, surrounding the skin with absorbent cotton or a
band of cotton fabric, and treating the skin with absorbent body powders
and even antiperspirants will all help prevent future occurrences. Keep
skin cool and dry. Use a fan or air conditioning as needed. Try to expose
affected skin to air twice a day for about 30 minutes each time. Do not
wear tight shoes or clothing. Wear a bra that has good support. Wear
clothes made with absorbent fabrics. Do not wear nylon or other manmade
fibers. Do not use creams and lotions. They can trap wetness and cause
skin soreness. Weight loss and frequent moving of the body are often
helpful.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIntertrigo Treatment and Prevention
Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Weight loss to reduce the size of fat
folds.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Wear loose, soft underclothing.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Do not wear nylon or other manmade fibers. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Apply antifungal absorbent powder to affected
areas daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Wash affected areas with soap and
water daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Baby rash ointments that are
beneficial to relief of intertrigo is cod liver oil and shark liver
oil.\n      \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-guide.com/\">skin
care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair care</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.celebrities-
hairstyles.com/\">celebrities hairstyles</a>.      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3177','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Grover\'s Disease is
also known as transient acantholytic dermatosis. Grover\'s disease is a
skin condition affecting the chest and back. Grover\'s disease (transient
acantholytic dermatosis) is appears suddenly as itchy red spots on the
body, most often in older men. It often starts quite suddenly and is more
common in winter than in summer. It results in small red, bumpy spots
(papules) on the central back, mid chest and occasionally elsewhere.
Although frequently itchy, it may cause no symptoms. The spots may be
blistered, crusted or eroded. There may be slight bleeding. Grover\'s
disease often starts quite suddenly. It results in very itchy spots on
the central back, mid chest and occasionally elsewhere. Frequently, it
follows sweating or some unexpected heat stress.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nSometimes, grovers disease can be complicated by the development
of dermatitis, usually in a nummular pattern i.e with round or oval-
shaped plaques. Symptoms of Grover\'s disease are characterized by an
itchy eruption that may last an average of 10-12 months. Slight bleeding
may occur sometime. Generally bleeding occurs when there is a lot of
scratching. The most important thing about Grovers disease treatment is
to remain cool, as further sweating will induce more itchy spots. Minor
outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone
creams. More troubling eruptions usually clear up after taking Accutane
or Tetracycline pills for one to three months. Apply a mild topical
steroid such as hydrocortisone in a cool lotion. It can be applied
frequently to the affected areas to relieve itching.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nCalcipotriol cream has been reported to be of benefit.
Phototherapy can be helpful, but may also stimulate the disease.
Moisturising creams are also helpful. Oral retinoids such as acitretin or
isotretinoin have been reported to be helpful. A course of tetracycline
or an oral antifungal medication such as itraconazole helps some
patients. Retinoids, such as vitamin A 50,000 U 3 times a day for 2 weeks
then daily for up to 12 weeks or isotretinoin 40 mg/day for 2-12 weeks,
may be effective. Avoidance of heat and heavy exercise can help control
the rash. Applying talc baby powder to the areas several times a day will
help prevent recurrences. Adding moisture to the air with a humidifier
will often help prevent flare-ups of Grover’s disease.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nGrover\'s Disease Treatment Tips <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1.
Moisturising creams are also helpful. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Remain
cool, as further sweating will induce more itchy spots. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Apply a mild topical steroid such as hydrocortisone in a cool
lotion. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. A course of tetracycline or
itraconazole helps some patients. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Phototherapy
can be helpful, but sometimes provokes the disease. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n6. Experimentally, oral retinoids such as acitretin or
isotretinoin can be helpful. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Avoidance of heat
and heavy exercise can help control the rash. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8.
Applying talc baby powder to the areas several times a day will help
prevent recurrences. \n      \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-
guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3178','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Ichthyosis is a rare
genetic skin disorder. Ichthyosis refers to a relatively uncommon and
characterized by the presence of excessive amounts of dry surface scales.
Ichthyosis is characterised by persistently dry, thickened, rough, fish
scale skin. There are at least 20 varieties of ichthyosis, including
inherited and acquired forms. It is affecting 1 in 6,000 males in the
United States. It does not predominate in any specific ethnic background.
It affects primarily males, although a few rare cases were reported in
females. Symptoms include drying and scaling of the skin in the neck,
upper trunk and scalp. The face takes on a “dirty-face” appearance
splotchy dirty yellow or dark brown color with dark scales. Ichthyosis
can develop at any age due to a number of medical problems, such as
kidney disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSymptoms usually worsen or are
more pronounced in cold, dry environments and tend to improve or even
resolve in warm, humid environments. In general, all races may be
affected in the inherited and acquired forms of ichthyosis. Treatments
for ichthyosis often take the form of topical application of creams and
emollient oils, in an attempt to hydrate the skin. Retinoids are also
used for some conditions. Exposure to sunlight may improve or worsen the
condition. Do not take hot baths or showers, they dry out the skin. Use
warm to cool water. Soap should not be used on your skin because it
irritates and dries the skin. Do not rub the skin dry after you bathe.
Blot your skin gently then apply an Alpha hydroxyacid lotions. Neostrata
15 AHA Body/Face Lotion is a very effective treatment for ichthyosis.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nIchthyosis Treatment and Prevention Tips<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use warm to cool water. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2.
Do not take hot baths or showers, they dry out the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Soap should not be used on your skin because it irritates and
dries the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Do not rub the skin dry after
you bathe. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Blot your skin gently then apply an
Alpha hydroxyacid lotions. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Neostrata 15 AHA
Body/Face Lotion is a very effective treatment for ichthyosis.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Exposure to sunlight may improve or worsen the
condition.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Lanolin creams and lactic acid and
other alpha hydroxy acids may help to exfoliate and moisturise skin.\n
      \n    \n                    \n          <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-guide.com/\">skin
care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair care</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.celebrities-
hairstyles.com/\">celebrities hairstyles</a>.       <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3179','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Keloids are an
overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids
are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules and can vary from
pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color. They are fairly
common in young women and African Americans. Keloids often run in
families. Keloidosis is a term used when multiple or repeated keloids
occur. A keloid scar is benign, non-contagious and usually accompanied by
severe itchiness, sharp pains and changes in texture. Keloids form within
scar tissue. Collagen, used in wound repair, tends to overgrow in this
area, sometimes producing a lump many times larger than that of the
original scar. Although they usually occur at the site of an injury,
keloids can also arise spontaneously. Keloids can sometimes be sensitive
to chlorine.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nExposure to the sun during the first
year of the keloid\'s formation will cause the keloid to tan darker than
surrounding skin. Changes in the cellular signals that control growth and
proliferation may be related to the process of keloid formation. Keloids
are mostly found on earlobes, the sternum, shoulders, the upper back and
any place where abrasion has occurred. These are usually the result of
pimples, insect bites, scratching, burns or any other skin trauma.
Certain procedures are known to cause keloid formation such as within
post-operative surgical scars or on earlobes following piercing and
behind the ears after otoplasty. It is estimated that keloids occur in
about 10% of people. Darkly pigmented people seem to be more prone to
forming keloids. Men and women are equally affected.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nKeloids may be often be prevented by using a pressure dressing,
silicone gel pad or paper tape over the injury site. Surgery requires
great care during and after the operation. Keloids that return after
being excised may be larger than the original. The best initial treatment
is to inject long-acting cortisone (steroid) into the keloid once a
month. Steroid injections are best used as the scar begins to thicken or
if the person is a known keloid former. A series of injections with
triamcinolone acetonide or another corticosteroid may reduce keloid size
and irritation. Laser therapy is an alternative to conventional surgery
for keloid removal. Lasers produce a superficial peel but often do not
reduce the bulk of the keloid. The use of dye-tuned lasers has not shown
better results than that of cold lasers. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nElectron
beam radiation can be used, which will not go deep enough to affect
internal organs. Orthovoltage radiation is more penetrating and slightly
more effective. Moistened wound coverings made of silicone gel (such as
Dermatix) or silastic have been shown in studies to reduce keloid
prominence over time. This treatment is safe and painless. Discoloration
from sun exposure can be prevented by covering the forming keloid with a
patch or Band-Aid, and by using sunblockers when spending time in the
sun. Do not pick at or scratch acne lesions, insect bites, and other skin
irritations, and do not pierce your body. Avoid making incisions along
the mid-sternal line, and ensure that incisions follow skin creases
whenever possible and Langers lines.\n \n     \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-
guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3180','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Keratosis pilaris is
a skin condition commonly seen on the upper arms, buttocks and thighs. It
is a very common benign, condition that manifests as folliculocentric
keratotic papules in characteristic areas of the body. KP affects an
estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50%-80% of
all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Keratosis
pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin,
accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known
as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition
most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom
sore or itchy. Keratosis pilaris results from a buildup of protein called
keratin in the openings of hair follicles in the skin.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nThis produces small, rough patches, usually on the arms and
thighs. Though quite common with young children, keratosis pilaris can
occur at any age. KP is a hyperkeratotic disorder of the skin and a very
common benign condition that manifests as discrete 1-mm folliculocentric
papules. In US keratosis pilaris is overall a very common condition
present worldwide. The prevalence ranges from 50-80% in adolescents and
approximately 40% in adults. KP affects 50-80% of adolescents and
approximately 40% of adults worldwide. Treatment of keratosis pilaris is
not necessary, and unfortunately often has disappointing results. Try a
cream such as Acid mantle, Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing, and re-
apply the cream again several times daily.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nTopical
retinoids, which are gels or creams available on prescription. Retin A
and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used
to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin.
Retinoids work by promoting cell turnover and preventing the plugging of
the hair follicle. Non-soap cleansers (soap may exacerbate the dryness).
Moisturising cream applied twice daily; try those containing urea,
salicylic acid or alphahydroxy acids. Rubbing with a pumice stone or a
‘Buf-Puf’ in the shower or bath Pulse dye laser treatment: this may
reduce the redness (at least temporarily), but not the roughness. Laser
assisted hair removal may also be of benefit in some cases. Use the
coconut oil when in the shower; this should help eliminate the bumps. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nKeratosis Pilaris Treatment Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Urea moisturizes and softens dry, rough skin. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Moisturising cream applied twice daily.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n3. Laser assisted hair removal may also be of benefit in some
cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Try a cream such as Acid mantle,
Vaseline or Complex 15 after bathing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Anti-
inflammatory drugs help decrease cell turnover by suppressing the immune
system. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Low-potency corticosteroid ointments
are usually recommended for sensitive areas.\n      \n    \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-
makeup-guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3181','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Lentigenes also known
as sun spots, liver spots. Lentigo (plural lentigines) is a small,
pigmented flat or slightly raised spot. These lesions are flat, tan,
brown, or dark brown spots on sun-exposed skin. These spots more than
anything else, give away a person\'s age. Lentigenes are associated with
cumulative sun exposure. The pigment producing cells in the skin (called
melanocytes) are activated to produce more pigment (melanin) by
ultraviolet rays. While these spots are not themselves cancerous, you may
be at risk for skin cancer if you have them. Lentigines may evolve slowly
over years. They may occur anywhere on the body and vary in colour from
tan-brown to black. Melanocytes appear to replace keratinocytes in the
basal layer of the epidermis. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLentigenes are
extremely common after the age of 40. They occur most often on the backs
of the hands, on the forearms, shoulder, face, and forehead, areas of
highest sun exposure. A biopsy should be considered if a lesion develops
a highly irregular border, changes in pigmentation, or changes in the
thickness to rule out cancer. The main symptom is a skin lesion that is a
painless, flat patch or macule (area of skin color change). Lentigenes
typically take years to form, though they have been found in young
children, and eliminating the spots will also take time. Lentigines are
usually benign therefore treatment is not necessary. For cosmetic
purposes, some successful treatments include: cryotherapy, hydroquinone
preparations (bleaching preparations), retinoids, chemical peels or
lasers.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLaser therapy destroys the extra
melanocytes that create the dark pigment without damaging the skin\'s
surface. A broad-spectrum sunscreen may help to prevent further
appearance and darkening of solar lentigines. Several creams may lighten
lentigines if applied for a number of months. Always wear good large
hats, long sleeved shirts, long skirts or pants, umbrellas, gloves, and
any sort of clothing that will help protect your skin. Use high quality
sunscreens, preferably with SPF (sun protection factor) ratings of at
least 15. Apply sunscreen at least a half hour before exposure, and
reapply frequently. Sunscreen should be applied at least one-half hour
before sun exposure and it should be reapplied frequently. Sun protection
is strongly advised lentigenes treatment. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLentigenes Treatment and Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Use liberal amounts of sunscreen before the age of forty.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Avoid the sun, and wear protective clothing. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Use sunglasses to protect the eyes.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n4. Topical vitamin C treatment is effective for treating sun
spots. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Retin-A cream is applied to the spots
once a day for six months. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Liquid nitrogen
therapy is the quickest way to get rid of lentigines.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n7. Lentigines can also be treated with an alpha hydroxyacid peel.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n8. Wear protective clothing such as hats, long-
sleeved shirts, long skirts, or pants.\n      \n    \n
      \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-
guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3182','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n    Lentigo is a common
and benign pigmented lesion of the skin, composed of an increase in
melanocytes at the dermal-epidermal junction. Lentigo is a small, sharply
circumscribed, pigmented macule surrounded by normal-appearing skin.
Lentigines may evolve slowly over years, or they may be eruptive and
appear rather suddenly. Pigmentation may be homogeneous or variegated,
with a color ranging from brown to black. Lentigines are observed
worldwide. The incidence depends on the type of lesion. Lentigo are
caused by chronic sun exposure. Heredity does seem to play a role as fair
skinned individuals may develop them more easily. Although age is
sometimes blamed for lentigo, older individuals have more cumulative sun
exposure therefore are more likely to have lentigo. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLentigines can appear in both children and adults; however,
children are more likely to have genetically associated lesions such as
those of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Lentigo often found on the cheeks,
around the mouth and nose, foot and shoulder. Skin lesions are one to
five centimeters in diameter. Lesions appear in irregular shape and dark
brown in color. This disease appears on the surface of the skin that is
exposed to the sunrays as flat patches in red color. Large lentigo may be
difficult to tell from skin cancer by lay persons. Solar lentigo most
commonly appears on the face, arms, dorsa of the hands, and upper part of
the trunk. Lentigo simplex is an acquired flat brown lesion more commonly
seen on the dorsum of the hands and face of the elderly. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLentigo maligna can resemble lentigo simplex, but tends to show
increasing variation in color and edge. Treatments of lentigo include
radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Noninvasive topical creams
are also used. After several months of application, tretinoin cream and
hydroquinone cream can lighten lentigines. Cryosurgery is also a
beneficial treatment for lentigo. Cryosurgery is a simple treatment for
isolated lentigines. Medium-depth chemical peel may be clinically
superior to treatment with cryosurgery. Lasers are also effective
treatment for various type of lentigo. In cosmetic therapy, a
dermatologist may be prescribed medication to reduce the lentigo. Use
sunscreen lotions or creams. Wear long skirts, long hat, pants and long-
sleeved shirts. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLentigo Treatment and Prevention
Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use sunscreen lotions or creams. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Wear long skirts, long hat, pants and long-sleeved
shirts. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Cryosurgery is also a beneficial
treatment for lentigo.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Lasers are also
effective treatment for various type of lentigo. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Radiation therapy is also effective treatment against
lentigo.\n \n    \n                     \n         <p><strong>About the
author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-guide.com/\">skin
care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair care</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.celebrities-
hairstyles.com/\">celebrities hairstyles</a>.      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3183','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n         <br />\n    \n   Lichen planus is a
disorder of the skin and mucous membranes resulting in inflammation,
itching, and distinctive skin lesions. Lichen planus is a very curious
skin condition, the effects of which are localized to the areas of
involvement. Lichen planus may cause a small number of skin lesions or
less often affect a wide area of the skin and mucous membranes.The
disorder has been known to develop after exposure to potential allergens
such as medications, dyes, and other chemical substances. Symptoms are
increased with emotional stress, possibly because of changes in immune
system during stress. Lichen planus generally affects middle age adults.
It is less common in children. The initial attack may last for weeks to
months, and come and go for years.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nChemicals or
medications associated with development of lichen planus. More than two
thirds of patients are aged 30-60 years, however, LP can occur at any
age. The major point of distinction of lichen planus from eczema,
psoriasis, and other common rashes is its color -- lilac or violet.
Lichen planus can affect the scalp where it destroys the hair follicles
causing patches of hair loss. Nails may be affected and become thin and
damaged, forming a lengthways groove along the nail. Lichen planus itches
with an intensity that varies in different people from mild to severe.The
spots of lichen planus are flat topped and pink-purple in colour, and
usually measure between 3mm and 5mm. Their surface is shiny and reflects
light. Lichen planus in the mouth is sometimes due to an allergy to
mercury fillings in teeth. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nOral lesions tend to
last far longer than cutaneous lichen planus lesions. Patients with
lichen planus are sometimes tense and nervous, and episodes of dermatitis
may be temporarily related to emotional crises. Topical corticosteroids
are often useful. Topical steroids such as clobetasol proprionate and
betamethasone proprionate ointments are generally applied for 4 -6 week
courses. Topical tretinoin cream 0.05% applied to mucosal lichen planus
followed by topical corticosteroid cream may be beneficial. Other
treatments include long term antibiotics, oral antifungal agents,
phototherapy, acitretin, methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine. The immune
modulating drugs that inhibit calcineurin, tacrolimus ointment and
pimecrolimus cream. Ultraviolet light therapy may be beneficial in some
cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLichen Planus Treatment and Preventin
Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. A steroid cream or ointment is commonly
use for reduce inflammation. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Steroid pastes or
mouth washes may help to ease painful mouth ulcers if they occur. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Acitretin tablets have been shown to help ease
symptoms in some cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Ultraviolet light
therapy may be beneficial in some cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Oral
corticosteroids are the most common treatment for patients lichen planus.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Topical retinoic acid cream reduce itching and
inflammation and may aid healing. \n     \n   \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-
guide.com/\">skin care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair
care</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.celebrities-hairstyles.com/\">celebrities
hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3184','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Lichen sclerosus is a
rare condition that creates patchy, white skin that\'s thinner than
normal. It usually persists for years, and can cause permanent scarring.
Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often
involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the skin around the anus. LS may
be associated with an increased risk of developing vulval or penile
cancer. The cause of iichen sclerosus active immune system and hormone
problems. It is also thought that people inherit the likelihood of
getting the disease. Sometimes, lichen sclerosus appears on skin that has
been damaged or scarred from some other previous injury. The symptoms of
LS are thinning skin, white patches of skin, itching and/or burning and
sores or lesions resulting from scratching. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe
most common sufferers of LS are post-menopausal women, although the
disease can strike women of any age -- including young girls. In women,
lichen sclerosus results in a white thickening of the skin of the vulva.
It can be localised to one small area or involving the perineum, labia
majora, labia minora, fourchette and clitoris. Sometimes the clitoris
disappears, the labia (lips) can shrink and the entrance to the tightens.
It too becomes firm and white and narrowing of the urethral opening makes
passing urine difficult. In men, this genital involvement has
traditionally been known as balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO). LS, both
genital and extragenital, has no known racial predilection. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nStrong topical steroid creams or ointments
(especially clobetasol propionate) are very helpful for lichen sclerosus.
Moisturising creams help soothe the skin and sometimes anaesthetic creams
or gels are beneficial. Healthy skin needs vitamins C and E, and zinc, so
the diet should be abundant in these. Circumcision (removal of the
foreskin) may be needed in some affected men or boys. Surgery to remove
the entire vulva (vulvectomy) is reserved for the most severe cases. Wash
gently in a shower or bath with plain water alone or with a non-soap
cleanser. Try to avoid rubbing and scratching. Antibiotics are needed
when infection is present and anti-fungal treatments are required for
thrush. Other options are cryotherapy, and laser therapy. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLichen Sclerosus Treatment and Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Moisturising creams help soothe the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n2. Vitamins C and E, and zinc, so the diet should be abundant in
these<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Topical hydrocortisone should not be used
over a long period of time. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Topical steroid
creams or ointments (clobetasol propionate) are very helpful for lichen
sclerosus. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Circumcision (removal of the
foreskin) may be needed in some affected men or boys.\n \n     \n
                 \n          <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br
/>Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.        <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3185','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Lichen simplex
chronicus is a skin disorder characterized by chronic itching and
scratching. It is also known as localized eczema. This condition causing
thickened skin at the areas of skin injured by repeated scratching and
rubbing. Lichen simplex chronicus is not a primary disease but rather the
skin\'s response to chronic physical injury (trauma). The gradual
thickening of skin, caused by repetitive scratching and rubbing, is
called lichenification. Lichen Simplex Chronicus is seen in people with
eczema. Although eczema can affect the whole body, the eruption of LSC in
usually found in one area. The nerve endings in this area are irritable
and trigger an itch-scratch-itch cycle. The more the eruption is
scratched or rubbed, the more it itches, continuing the cycle. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLichen simplex chronicus can occur in people of any
age, of any race. It is more common in females than in males and appears
more frequently in middle-aged and older adults. Lichen nuchae is a form
of lichen simplex that occurs on the midposterior neck and is observed
almost exclusively in women. People with lichen simplex chronicus have
skin that is dry and easily irritated by soap, detergents, and rough wool
clothing. Hot and cold weather often aggravates lichen simplex chronicus.
The most important part of treatment is understanding that all itching,
rubbing, and even touching of the rash must stop.Potent topical steroids
are usually required. Occlusion is sometimes necessary to try to reduce
the itching and to thin out the excessively thickened skin. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAntidepressants and tranquilizers may be needed in
those patients. Oral antihistamines that are sedating may be of benefit
at bedtime. Antihistamines, sedatives, or tranquilizers may be needed to
reduce itching and to reduce stress. The use of Doxepin cream or
Capsaicin cream can sometimes help reduce itching. Steroids may be
injected directly into lesions to reduce itching and inflammation.
Peeling ointments, such as those containing salicylic acid, may be used
on thickened lesions. Dressings that cover and protect the area may be
used with or without topical medications. Taking good care of your skin
is the best way to prevent neurodermatitis. Use gentle cleansers and
plenty of moisturizer. Increase the humidity in your home. Keep stress
under control. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLichen Simplex Chronicus Treatment
Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Use moisturizers to help relieve itchy
skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Apply hydrocortisone cream to decrease
the itch. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Lotion or steroid cream applied to
the affected area of the skin. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Antidepressants
and tranquilizers may be needed in those patients. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n5. Steroids may be injected directly into lesions to reduce
itching and inflammation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Peeling ointments,
such as those containing salicylic acid, may be used on thickened
lesions. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Dressings that cover and protect the
area may be used with or without topical medications. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n8. Antihistamines, sedatives, or tranquilizers may be needed to
reduce itching and to reduce stress.\n \n     \n                     \n
            <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen
writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3186','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n          <br />\n   \n    Liver Spots also
known as sun spots and lentigenes. Liver Spots are associated with
cumulative sun exposure. Liver Spots is a small, pigmented flat or
slightly raised spot. These lesions are flat, tan, brown, or dark brown
spots on sun-exposed skin. These spots more than anything else, give away
a person\'s age. Liver Spots are extremely common after the age of 40.
They occur most often on the backs of the hands, on the forearms,
shoulder, face, and forehead, areas of highest sun exposure. A biopsy
should be considered if a lesion develops a highly irregular border,
changes in pigmentation, or changes in the thickness to rule out cancer.
The main symptom is a skin lesion that is a painless, flat patch or
macule (area of skin color change). <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLiver Spots
typically take years to form, though they have been found in young
children, and eliminating the spots will also take time. Liver Spots may
evolve slowly over years. They may occur anywhere on the body and vary in
colour from tan-brown to black. Melanocytes appear to replace
keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. Liver Spots are
usually treatment is cryotherapy, hydroquinone preparations (bleaching
preparations), retinoids, chemical peels or lasers. Several creams may
lighten liver Spots if applied for a number of months. Laser therapy
destroys the extra melanocytes that create the dark pigment without
damaging the skin\'s surface. A broad-spectrum sunscreen may help to
prevent further appearance and darkening of liver Spots. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nBleaching solutions such as hydroquinone can be useful for people
with fair skin. Always wear good large hats, long sleeved shirts, long
skirts or pants, umbrellas, gloves, and any sort of clothing that will
help protect your skin. Use high quality sunscreens, preferably with SPF
(sun protection factor) ratings of at least 15. Apply sunscreen at least
a half hour before exposure, and reapply frequently. Sunscreen should be
applied at least one-half hour before sun exposure and it should be
reapplied frequently. Sun protection is strongly advised lentigenes
treatment. Kojic Acid is also a newly discovered, successful treatment of
age spots liver Spots.The newest treatment for liver spots is alpha
hydroxy acid gel and beta hydroxy acid gel. The gel is applied to the
spots each night. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLiver Spots Treatment and
Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n1. Topical vitamin C treatment is
effective for treating liver spots. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Laser
therapy destroys the extra melanocytes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Retin-
A cream is applied to the spots once a day for six months. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Liquid nitrogen therapy is the quickest way to get
rid of liver spots. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Liver Spots can also be
treated with an alpha hydroxyacid peel. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Wear
protective clothing such as hats, long-sleeved shirts, long skirts, or
pants. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7. Cryotherapy (freezing) or laser
treatment may be recommended to destroy the liver spots.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n8. Avoid the sun, and wear protective clothing. Use sunglasses to
protect the eyes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n9. Avoid sugary processed foods
and drinks. Drink 2 liters of water each day. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n10.
Carrot juice in particular is recommended as a good source of
betacarotene.\n \n     \n                     \n          <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-guide.com/\">Women
Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a target=\"_blank\"
href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.         <br /><br
/>');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3187','3','<br><br />\n       \n
      <br />\n   \n    \n          <br />\n   \n    Lichen striatus is an
uncommon self-limiting skin rash that occurs mainly in children. It
usually involves the arms and legs, but can affect any part of the body.
Females are affected two to three times more than males. It presents as
pink raised spots that join together to form one or more dull red
slightly scaly linear bands. This condition most commonly occurs in
children between five and ten years of age. More than 50% of all cases
occur in children aged 5-15 years. Lichen striatus often appears as a
sudden eruption of small papules on an extremity. The papules are usually
asymptomatic, reaching maximum involvement within several days to weeks.
Lichen striatus is self-limited, but it may resolve with postinflammatory
hyper or hypopigmentation.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe main symptoms to
look for are a rash and small bumps on the body. The band is usually 2mm
to 2cm in width and may be a few centimetres in length or may extend the
entire length of the limb. The most affected areas are the arms and legs
since this is where is most commonly shows up on children who contract
the disorder. Although it can appear on any part of the body. Lesions
extending to the upper nail fold affect the nail. Sometimes the nail
alone may be involved for months before the appearance of a linear band
extending up the extremity. Apply topical steroids may help this
condition. Cortisone creams is the only treatment of trouble area. These
creams can help soothe the problem and try to speed the recovery process.
<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nLichen Striatus Treatment Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Corticosteroids may be injected directly into a lesion. <br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Cortisone creams is the only treatment of trouble
area. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Lidocaine mouth washes may numb the area
temporarily. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4. Ultraviolet light therapy may be
beneficial in some cases. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Topical
corticosteroids or oral corticosteroidsmay be reduce inflammation.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n6. Topical retinoic acid creams may reduce itching
and inflammation and may aid healing. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n7.
Occlusive dressings may be placed over topical medications to protect the
skin from scratching.\n      \n    \n                     \n
      <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-health-
guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3188','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n   Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be
fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming
increasingly rare. It may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and other
organs. Systemic lupus erythematosus involves chronic inflammation that
can affect many parts of the body. SLE (lupus) is an autoimmune disease.
This means there is a problem with the body\'s normal immune system
response. Normally, the immune system helps protect the body from harmful
substances. Fever occurs in 90% of patients with SLE and is usually
caused by the inflammatory process of the disease, not by infection. It
is low-grade except during an acute lupus crisis. SLE may be mild or
severe enough to cause death.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nSLE often begins
with a skin rash over the nose and cheeks that is shaped like a butterfly
and made worse by exposure to the sun. This may be accompanied by
tiredness and joint pains. SLE symptoms may develop slowly over months or
years, or they may appear suddenly. Symptoms tend to be worse during
winter months, perhaps because prolonged exposure to sunlight in the
summer causes a gradual build-up of factors that trigger symptoms months
later. SLE is one of several diseases known as the great imitator because
its symptoms vary so widely it often mimics or is mistaken for other
illnesses. There are an estimated 50,000 people with SLE in the UK. Women
are nine times more likely to be affected than men. SLE commonly starts
in the teens and 20s. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAbout 90% of people who
have lupus are young women in their late teens to 30s. Older men and
women can also be affected. SLE or lupus occurs in all parts of the world
but may be more common in blacks and in Asians. Treatment depends on
which organs are affected and whether the lupus is mild or severe.
Immunosuppressants may be used to relieve symptoms and control the
disease, while physiotherapy can help to relieve joint problems. Sun
exposure should be avoided and infections treated promptly. Bone marrow
transplant autologous stem cell transplants are under investigation as a
possible cure. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for fever, arthritis,
and headache. Antimalarial drugs for pleurisy, mild kidney involvement,
and inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nLupus Erythematosus Treatment and Prevention Tips<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\n1. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are
used.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n2. Corticosteroid creams are used to treat
skin rashes. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n3. Sun exposure should be avoided
and infections treated promptly.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n4.
Immunosuppressants may be used to relieve symptoms and control the
disease.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\n5. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an
antimalarial medication found to be particularly effective for SLE
patients. \n      \n   \n                     \n         <p><strong>About
the author:</strong><br />Juliet Cohen writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.beauty-makeup-guide.com/\">skin
care</a> and <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-
care.info/hair-care/hair-care-tips.htm\">hair care</a>. She also writes
articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.celebrities-
hairstyles.com/\">celebrities hairstyles</a>.      <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3189','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Lyme disease is an
inflammatory disease spread through a tick bite. Lyme disease is an
infection caused by bacteria spirochete. The disease is carried by deer
ticks and western black-legged ticks (found mostly on the Pacific Coast).
These ticks can spread the disease to animals and humans through tick
bites. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United
States. Lyme disease is caused by an infection from a micro-organism
(Borrelia burghdor feri), itself transmitted by a bite from the wood
tick, a blood-sucking parasite which normally lives on deer. The wood
tick is found in many areas, particularly in forests where deer are
common. A tick will settle anywhere on a human body, but prefers warm,
moist and dark places like the crotch or armpits. <br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nAbout 60% of light-skinned patients notice a unique enlarging
rash, referred to as erythema migrans (EM), days to weeks after the
biteLyme disease is usually seen during the late spring, summer, and
early fall. Risk factors for Lyme disease include walking in high
grasses, taking place in activities that increase tick exposure, and
having a pet that may carry ticks home. Lyme disease is a tick-borne
illness that causes signs and symptoms ranging from rash and flu-like
fever and body aches to more serious ones including joint swelling,
weakness, fatigue and temporary paralysis. Other symptoms of lyme disease
include chills, headaches, stiff neck, fatigue, muscle aches and joint
pain. Protective clothing includes long-sleeve shirts and pants that are
tucked into socks or boots. <br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nAnti-inflammatory
medications, such as ibuprofen, are sometimes prescribed to relieve joint
stiffness. Oral doxycycline (eg Vibramycin) (except in children),
amoxicillin (eg Amoxil) or cephalosporin antibiotics are the usual first
choices. Antibiotics by injection are being given, then benzylpenicillin
(eg Crystapen), cefotaxime (Claforan) and ceftriaxone (Rocephin) are the
usual choices. An arthrocentesis is a procedure whereby fluid is removed
from a joint using a needle and syringe under sterile conditions. When
walking or hiking in wooded or grassy areas, tuck long pants into socks
to protect the legs, and wear shoes and light-colored, long-sleeved
shirts. Ticks show up better on white or light colored-clothing than dark
items. Spray your clothes with insect repellant.\n \n     \n
            \n         <p><strong>About the author:</strong><br />Juliet
Cohen writes articles for <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.women-
health-guide.com/\">Women Health</a>. She also writes articles for <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.makeup-care.info/\">Makeup</a> and <a
target=\"_blank\" href=\"http://www.freehairstyles.net/\">Hairstyles</a>.
            <br /><br />');
INSERT INTO `dede_addonarticle` VALUES('3190','3','<br><br />\n      \n
      <br />\n    \n   \n         <br />\n    \n    Homeopaths prescribe
remedies for the \"whole\" person, and the practice of homeopathy is
still based on the three principles established by Dr. Hahnemann. This is
the \"law of similars,\" the principle of the minimum dose and
prescribing for the individual.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nThe law of
similars states that a substance that can produce symptoms of illness in
a well person can, in minute doses, cure similar symptoms of disease. The
minimum dose states that by diluting a substance, its curative properties
are enhanced and any side effects are eliminated.<br />\r\n\n<br
/>\r\n\nWhole-person prescribing is probably the most important part of
homeopathy, for the fundamental philosophy behind the practice is that
each person is an individual and must be treated as such. A homeopath
studies a person\'s temperament, personality, emotional and physical
responses, even the food they like and dislike before prescribing.<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopaths believe that treatment works according to
a set of rules known as the \"Laws of Cure,\" and these state that:<br
/>\r\n\n<br />\r\n\na remedy begins to work from the top of the body
downward<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nit works from the inside out and from
major to minor organs<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nsymptoms clear in reverse
order of their appearance.<br />\r\n\n<br />\r\n\nHomeopaths also believe
that a person\'s constitution is made up of inherited and acquired
physical, mental, and emotional