Shoulder Fracture? Try Physiotherapy

Fractures of the humerus are common and make up about 5% of all fractures, with 80% of them either undisplaced or just minimally displaced. More common in people suffering from osteoporosis, it is common to have a forearm fracture on the same side. Damage to the nerves or circulatory system is possible from these fractures but not often seen. Common areas of fracture are the neck of humerus at the top of the arm(fractured shoulder) and the mid shaft of the arm bone.

A fall onto the outstretched hand, onto the elbow or onto the shoulder itself is the most common cause of a fractured arm. Since many of the arm muscles insert onto the humeral head, when the injury occurs the muscular action involved can displace the fragments and complicate the management. 65 years old is the peak incidence for this kind of fractured humerus and if younger patients suffer this fracture the likely cause will involve high forces such as traffic accidents or sports injury.

If the fracture occurred without significant force then a pathological cause such as cancer must be suspected. On physio examination pain will occur on movement of the shoulder or the elbow, there may be extensive bruising and swelling, the arm may appear short if the fracture is displaced in shaft fractures and there is very restricted shoulder movement. Radial nerve damage is rare in upper humeral fractures but more common in fractures of the shaft, leading to “wrist drop”, weakness of the wrist and finger extensors and some thumb movements.

Shoulder Fracture Management

Initial management is to restrict the patient’s movement and give them enough painkillers to make them comfortable. Upper humeral fractures can be managed conservatively if not displaced but if the greater tuberosity is fractured then an injury to the rotator cuff must be considered, more common in older people, injuries with high forces involved and where there is a lot of displacement. The typical treatment is a collar and cuff sling, allowing the elbow to hang in mid air and keep the humerus in line. Shaft fractures may be managed by humeral bracing.

Fractures with three or four parts plus displacement often need surgical treatment, with open reduction surgical fixation (ORIF) more often required in younger patients. In older people the humeral head may be replaced as the fracture may not heal or give an acceptable pain or movement result. Shaft fractures usually heal without surgery (plating or nailing) and are managed in a functional brace.  Complications include frozen shoulder, avascular necrosis of the humeral head in multi-part fractures and nerve injury in shaft fractures. Six to eight weeks is typical healing time with older people often suffering a permanent reduction in shoulder movement.

Physiotherapy Management of Shoulder Fractures

Initially the physio assesses the arm, asking the patient about their pain level as this varies greatly, examining the swelling and bruising of the arm. The physiotherapist then checks the available range of movement of the shoulder, elbow, forearm and hand. Any muscle weakness and sensory loss is noted as this may denote nerve damage. If not operated on, a sling is continued with and if the fracture is not too painful or severe, early exercises are started by the physiotherapist. Pendular exercises, with the patient bending over at the waist, are important in the early stages as they allow movement of the shoulder joint without much force.

Once the three week stage is reached the fracture will have begun to heal and auto-assisted exercises can be started, where the patient helps the affected arm with the uninjured one. This is progressed to unassisted exercises, moving the arm up above the head, behind the back and behind the neck. As the six week point approaches, when the bone has effectively healed, the physiotherapist will start the patient doing more forceful exercises involving gentle stretches at the end of range to improve mobility. Mobilisation techniques to the shoulder joint and strengthening exercises using Theraband are progressed to increase muscle power and joint range.

The Magic in Food: LOVE

Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? The simplest magical ritual that you can do is to cut open a fruit or vegetable and eat it while thinking of your magical intention. Below is a compilation of common foods and their metaphysical associations.

Apple: Draws a lover, erotic experiences to you. Increases attraction. Apple compote with cinnamon is thought to speed up the arrival of a lover to you or encourage a reluctant lover to make a cerebral relationship physical.

Apricot: For flirtation or light hearted romantic experience.

Avocado: To make yourself appear younger to others or increase personal beauty or attractiveness. Avocado is the love apple of Venus.

Banana: Eaten by males – increases fertility and heroism. Eaten by females – draws a lover.

Beets: Increases virility, passion, erotica and fertility. It is a root so it grounds a relationship and binds the lover to you.

Blueberry: To eliminate obstacles or rivals that may come between you. As you swallow each blueberry, imagine the things that come between you falling away or disappearing.

Butter: To eliminate hostility and arguments. While smoothing it on a piece of bread, hopefully with a little honey too, think of things smoothing out.

Cardamom: This herb is thought to amplify a love that is already there or strengthen existing relationships. Drink a cup of Chai tea with cardamom in it for this purpose.

Carrot: Helps bring masculine energies to a woman. For a man strengthens virility.

Celery: Increases libido and passion. Encourages reluctant lovers to take action

Cherry: Eat for love, health and to boost sexual attraction.

Chocolate: An aphrodisiac. Lifts moods and attracts sensual experiences. Binds lovers.

Clove: Add clove to curry dishes, baked dishes and hot chocolate for fun, love and erotic experiences. This is also the bud of stolen kisses so it is good for mistresses to spike their lover’s meals with it.

Coriander: Add to curries and salads to attract your soulmate. It represents a high spiritual love combined with wisdom.

Cucumber: Eaten for sexual stamina, beautiful skin. Chop with extreme prejudice if you are into revenge on a certain philandering male.

Eggs: An ancient symbol of conception: Eat for fertility and fidelity.

Garlic: Eat to banish the “other woman” or a rival who may be in the way.

Grapes: Grapes are a symbol of a happy marriage and many children. Eat to increase fertility and emotional security. Can also be used to increase your popularity with opposite sex. As you eat each grape, picture another lover coming your way … known or unknown. Red grapes are best for this purpose.

Guava: Relieves heartbreak, attracts new romance, revives the erotic imagination.

Honey: The nectar of the Gods. Sweetens up a relationship. Attracts positive love and attention.

Lemon: Marriage, joy, fidelity, pure intentions and longevity in a relationship.

Mushrooms: Eat raw to make yourself beautiful and increase your feminine mystique.

Orange: Health, fidelity, love and joy.

Peanut: Crack these open from the shell and attract more male energy into your life.

Peas: Used to attract love, positive Goddess energy into life.

Pineapple: To attract a wealthy lover.

Pomegranate: For fertility, erotic imagination, a long line of descendants. Also eaten sometimes to attract numerous partners or a wealthy partner.

Popcorn: For popularity and fun. As each corn pops in the microwave, picture another positive romantic event.

Pork: Eaten for fertility.

Quince: Are traditionally eaten for happiness between lovers.

Raspberry: For sexual stamina and amplifying love that is there.

Sweet Relish: For enhancing sexual passion.

Rice: For childbearing and fertility.

Sausage: To bring kinky sexual partners to you, a variety of partners or social excitement.

Strawberry: To attract a lover, to increase sexual intensity and stamina of a lover. To make a lover think of you eat a strawberry every day.

Sweet Potato: To attract a well grounded, emotional secure, gentle wise love.

Maple Syrup: To assure a positive “first meeting” or that a blind date goes well.

Tomato: The original “love apple”. Eat to attract a partner or increase the love that is already there.

Tangerine: Health, fidelity, flirtation, love, joy and childlike qualities. Banishes heaviness

What is Therapy?

First we should understand the word therapy not what therapy is about. Mostly medical terms are derived from Greek language so is the case with the word therapy. In this the problem of the patient is tried to be solved. Simply therapy means treatment. Depending on the treatment a patient can be treated by giving prescriptions or exercises.

A question can be what are the different forms a therapy can take? The truth is a person could simply write a book on types of therapy as they exist in a large number. Art therapy, behavioral therapy, cognitive analytical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, and occupational therapy deals with the mental and emotional characteristics of a person.

Some patients in art therapy discover a whole new perspective about themselves. Behavioral therapy helps in cases in which people experience phobias. In behavioral therapy the doctor helps the patient by changing his views about few things by changing what he normally does. The kind of therapy in which a patient is helped in remembering his past and the events related to it is called Cognitive analytical therapy. Simply a patient is helped to move on in his life without being held back by the regrets of the past. People who have pessimistic opinions and are affected by them are treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy. The medical professional then focuses on these thoughts and helps to turn them into positive opinions. People suffering from emotional or mental difficulties are suggested to go for counseling. Occupational therapy is when patient’s self confidence is built up by involving him in some functional and practical activity.

Geriatric therapy, neurological therapy, orthopedic therapy, and pediatric therapy deals with the physical aspects. Geriatric therapy is normally for older people as they are going through the aging process. As these people grow old they are expected to have arthritis or cancer so geriatric therapy can be very useful. It reduces pain and increase mobility in an older person. People who have suffered from a brain or spinal injury are most likely advice to take up Neurological therapy. It is also used for people who are suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Getting bones injured is commonly seen so patients are recommended orthopedic therapy. It is also useful for those who have orthopedic surgery. Pediatric therapy plays an important role in detecting early signs of health problems. Disorders such as spinal bifida and cerebral palsy are found in children so for them Pediatric therapy is also recommended.

The modern world has progressed so much that there is a specific therapy for every problem. Sometimes prescriptions are also used with the therapy in the patient’s treatment but the above mentioned therapies didn’t really refer to any medication. A small number of therapies were only discussed here out of the large number available. It changes from patient to patient depending on their condition. It also depends on the doctor as he suggests which therapy is best for the patient. As days go by new diseases have been discovered that have an effect on human population so for their cure new therapies are also been develop.

Straightening Adult Teeth – Invisalign®

When needed, orthodontic treatment not only enhances your smile, it also prevents existing problems from worsening. Besides correcting a less-than-perfect grin, orthodontics:

• Helps to prevent tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss by easing apart crowded, hard-to-clean teeth
• Alleviates a bad bite (malocclusion) that can lead to abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces, chewing difficulty, and bone and gum tissue damage
• Helps relieve jaw joint pain by properly adjusting poorly aligned teeth

Getting the Look Without the “Loudness”

Although everyone would love a beautiful smile with straight teeth and a perfect bite, most adults don’t relish the idea of undergoing the same orthodontic treatments as children and teens – conspicuous metal braces.

Fortunately, today there is an alternative solution. Now, you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign, an innovative new method of orthodontics that straightens teeth without the use of metal or wires. Invisalign aligners are an FDA-approved dental appliance and are made from strong, transparent medical-grade plastic. They’re almost invisible, and they’re removable.

How Invisalign® Works

First, impressions (molds) are taken of your upper and lower teeth. Your cosmetic dentist uses a computer imaging program to project the exact stages of tooth movement, morphing your current tooth positions into your new, nicely-spaced positions. He designs a series of positions that will correspond to your series of trays, made by the Invisalign laboratory.

Each two weeks, you remove the current pair of trays (aligners) and start wearing the next pair. Each pair nudges your teeth in small increments, moving them further forward, further sideways or back, whatever is needed to get them all aligned correctly.

Invisalign aligners move the teeth gently and gradually without irritation from metal brackets or wires and without the many adjustments necessary when traditional braces are used. The “miracle” of Invisalign is accomplished through the placement and timing of controlled pressure on selected teeth.

Why Wait?

More than a quarter-million people worldwide have used the Invisalign method to improve the appearance and health of their teeth. Dentists undergo special training to become certified Invisalign® providers, so you can rest assured your treatment will be safe and well-planned. If you would like the benefits of braces without the pain, hassle, and awkward appearance, the Invisalign® method offers a practical, viable, convenient alternative.

A Heart-Healthy Diet

To lower your risk of heart disease, follow these recommendations:

Balance calories with physical activity to manage weight

Consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood.

Consume fewer foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains.

If you are at high risk for heart disease or already have heart disease.

Find a Dietitian.

For helpful tips on incorporating these guidelines into your diet, here below are Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips.

Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips

To lower your risk of heart disease or to manage your existing disease, try these tips in preparation meals: Limit Fat, Especially Saturated and Trans Fat.

Remove all visible fat from meat before cooking.

Bake, boil, roast, stew or stir-fry lean meats, fish or poultry.

Drain the fat off of cooked, ground meat.

When you make a stew, soup or gravy, refrigerate leftovers and skim off the fat with a spoon before reheating and serving.

Eat fish regularly. Try different ways of cooking like baking, boiling, grilling and poaching.

Include plant foods as sources of protein, including soybeans, pinto beans, lentils and nuts.

Replace higher-fat cheeses with lower-fat options like reduced-fat feta and part-skim mozzarella.Thicken sauces with evaporated fat-free milk instead of whole milk.

Use liquid vegetables oils and soft margarine instead of stick margarine or shortening.

Limit consumption of cakes, cookies, crackers, pastries, pies, muffins, donuts and French fries.

These foods tend to be high in trans fats. Many food manufacturers have removed trans fats from their foods.

Check ingredient lists on food packages and avoid products containing partially hydrogenated oils.

Use a small amount of oils such as canola, olive and soybean in recipes.

Make salad dressings with olive, walnut or pecan oil.

Eat Foods Containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Select oils that provide omega-3 fatty acids, such as canola, flax-seed or soybean oil.

Add walnuts to cereal, salads or muffins. Try walnut oil in salad dressings, too. When buying eggs, check the package label. Remember all egg yolks contain cholesterol.

Reduce Salt (Sodium)

Prepare foods at home so you can control the amount of salt in your meals.

Use as little salt in cooking as possible.

Add no additional salt to food at the table.

Select reduced-sodium or no-salt-added canned soups and vegetables.

Check the Nutrition Facts panel for sodium and choose products with lower sodium content.

Season foods with herbs, spices, garlic, onions, peppers and lemon or lime juice to add flavor.

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Can Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Prevent Spinal Disc Surgery?

Can Chiropractic Spinal Decompression Help Your Back and Neck Pain without Disc Surgery?

If you have neck or back pain at least partially caused by spinal disc damage and are interested in an alternative treatment to spinal disc surgery or prescription drugs, chiropractic spinal decompression could be an excellent choice for you.  In this special report, you will discover what chiropractic decompression is, how it works, if you are a good candidate for non-surgical decompression, and how to choose the best Chiropractor for you.

What is chiropractic spinal decompression and what is the treatment process?  Chiropractic spinal decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical, drug-free alternative treatment for low back pain, sciatica, disc bulges and herniated discs.  Chiropractors perform non-surgical spinal decompression with specialized equipment that applies precise computer controlled decompression.  This decompression creates a suction or vacuum effect between the individual vertebrae allowing protruding, bulging, or herniated discs to retract into their original position.  The vacuum effect halts nerve pain by eliminating contact between the damaged disc and the spinal nerves.  In addition, the relief of pressure between the vertebrae enables the body to relax and the damaged disc to heal naturally.  There is evidence of its effectiveness and case studies have been published demonstrating positive results in patients who have tried other treatments that have failed.   With proper diagnosis and treatment, there are no serious side effects associated with chiropractic spinal decompression.
What conditions exclude you as a candidate for spinal decompression?  If you do not have severe nerve damage or osteoporosis, screws or plates (instrumentation) from previous spinal surgery, or you are not pregnant you may pursue treatment for non-surgical spinal decompression.  
Anyone who has been diagnosed with the following persistent symptoms are good candidates for the chiropractic spinal decompression.  

* General Lower Back Pain
* Neck Pain
* Herniated discs
* Protruding or Bulging Discs
* Spondylolisthesis
* Sciatica

While chiropractic spinal decompression equipment is effective at relieving pressure and helping the discs heal, Chiropractors also pair decompression with passive therapy and active rehabilitation.  While each patient possess unique circumstances dictating the specific types of treatment paired with spinal decompression, passive therapies can include muscle stimulation (electrical muscle stimulation), ice, and heat.  Active rehabilitation includes stretching and resistance training to strengthen, stabilize, and support the musculature of the spine.  Pairing non-surgical compression equipment with therapy and rehabilitation is critical to long-term recovery and wellness of the spine.  

Here are some guidelines on how you choose the best Chiropractor for you.

* Is licensed to practice chiropractic and is board certified.
* Is recommended by your physician, other health care professionals, or has experience treating your specific condition and symptoms.
* Is willing to work with other physicians as part of your medical team.
* Uses diagnostic tools such as x-rays, ultrasound, and paraspinal digital infrared imaging.
* Does not claim that chiropractic treatment will cure all types of medical conditions.

Chiropractic spinal decompression is a safe and effective treatment for persistent back and neck pain caused by disc damage.  Chiropractic treatment can be very affordable as many health insurance plans cover treatment and initial consultations are frequently free.  Chiropractors can be a valuable part of your health care team.  They are trained to help you improve and maximize your quality of life with holistic and non-invasive medicine.

How Fasting Helps For Body Healing

Fasting is a scientific method of curing disease, by causing the patient to abstain for a longer or shorter period of time, from all solid and liquid food, with the singular exception of water.

Fasting is as old as the human race. It is an entirely natural method of rejuvenating the body, and is one of more powerful of all remedial measures. It is a therapeutic measure, a curative agent and is quite different from starvation, which deprives the body tissues of nutrients. The effete, poisonous material with the body is the real cause of disease. Regardless of its outward appearance or showing, the various methods of its elimination constitute the various so called “diseases”.

Hygienic fasting is a voluntary act concerned with improvement of the quality of faster’s life. Abstinence is a process instinctive in all animals not spoiled by domesticity, essential to survival when the organism is overloaded with un-discharged toxins. A toxic overload accumulates when; more food is habitually eaten than is required for the body’s need. Food of poor quality imposes a stain on the digestive and assimilative functions of the body, enervating habits reduce the eliminative detoxifying capacities of the liver, kidneys, lungs & skin and excretory efficiency of the bowel, bladder and uterus. To fast is to rest the ‘body physiologically so that energy normally expended in dealing with food is diverted to healing purposes.

There is an instinct to fast when one is ill and it is particularly universal, for all animals share this instinct and will actually reuse food at such times. This proves that nature prohibits eating of the food when we are indisposed.

There are normally two ways in which impure material can enter the system, through the lung s, by breathing impure air (polluted air), and through the stomach, in swallowing improper food and drink, or in taking too much of it. In no other way are impurities normally introduced into the system, though it must not be forgotten that the administration of drugs constitute a very frequent and general source of body pollution.

The liver and kidneys are, of course, ultimately cleansed by fast, though they may have added work thrown upon them during the early days of a fast. The heart s also relieved if undue strain, since we know that many cases of the toxins which have accumulated with in the system and poisoning the heart muscles, prevent their normal functioning. The bowels are immediately affected by a fast, and one of the most noticeable effects of fasting is the reduction of the lower abdomen after the first two or three days when food is withheld. The secretions are greatly altered during a fast. The senses become excessively cute, and many patients have been enabled to see, hear, and smell far more acutely than they had been for years. The affects of fasting upon the blood are of course extremely important, as the blood is the medium through which the nutritional changes within the body are carried out. The blood becomes to some extent thinner during the fast and absorbs and carries away all unassimilated food material, conveying it to the various depurating organs for elimination. It is a fact, however, that the number of red blood corpuscles increases during the early days of a fast, though there may be a slight decrease towards the end, it is protracted, perfectly safe in the therapeutic fast.

The brain and nervous system are profoundly affected by a fast, and it has been frequently observed that the processes of thinking becomes clearer and more facilitated as it progresses, so that long continued thought is possible to a degree which would previously have insured brain fatigue.

Fasting is not a “cure all” in the sense that it will cure every sort of disease known acute and chronic, functional and organic and it is useless to pretend that it will. None of its advocates has ever asserted that it does so. At the same time, it is probable that fasting has a wider range of curative influence than any single measure known to us.

Dr. Rabagliati, an eminent cancer specialist, conducted very strongly in favor of fasting for the early stages of cancer, and this view has been supported by a number of physicians since then. And even in later stages of cancer, this method offers more hope for reduction of the growth and the prolonging of life than any method known.

Dr Haig expressed it “fasting act like a dose of alkali”. If there is acidity in the system, fasting will remove it, and restore the chemical balance of the system.

Short facts for a day or two are very beneficial, both spiritually and physically. Our devout Hindus fast in certain days of the year for short duration not more than two days. I remember during my school days, Ekadashi and Dwadashi fasts, told to me by my classmates of their fathers, mothers, grand parents. Make sure you drink plenty of water and take the deep breathing exercises. To obtain from rich food, and to eat but very little plain food, even for days or weeks, would be very beneficial. The weak, the lean, and the under nourished people should not under take any fast at all. It is better if one resort to fasting under medical supervision, so that no untoward incident may happen. We have cases of some people who were cured of their rheumatism, as they fasted two days in every week, and in a short time of rheumatism gone.

The fasting cure is based upon the fundamental assumption, previously referred to, that mist diseases are very largely curative processes, and what we regard as the disease is, as a rule a mere complex of symptoms or outward manifestations of then underlying cause, which cause is in reality the thing to be removed, that which produces the diseases state. Once we succeed in removing the cause, the symptoms disappear of themselves, without having been repressed or suppressed as they too often under allopathic medical treatment. All nature cure methods are based upon the fundamental truth that nature is the prime curative agent and that any methods of cure should attempt merely to assist nature instead of blocking her efforts. The beautiful idea of hunger cure is that wherever a meal is omitted, the body purifies itself from its disease, and it becomes apparent in the subsequent amendment both as regards bodily feelings and strength.

During a fast the energy which was previously utilized in the digestion of food material is now set at liberty, and may be used to cure the body. Secondly during a fast, useless and dead matter is always first eliminated, leaving the healthy tissues to function normally.

As Dr Dewey puts it “take away food from sick man’s stomach and you begun, not to starve the sick man, but the disease.

There are several medical problems that may arise with fasting, if it carried longer than necessary, shot fasting is not more than 3 days at a time. Yearly a person like this way can fast at least 30 days in a staggering way. Longer fasts may have the following complications such as kidney stones, low blood pressure, irregular heart beat, gouty arthritis, headaches or light headedness, abdominal pain or nausea, decreased urine output, and severe cramps, fasting is also used to treat obesity and certain convulsive disorders.

The length of the fast must be gauge very largely but the condition of the patient and by general conditions. There are certain diseased conditions which seem to call especially for the long fast. Many fast for these conditions have been from thirty to fifty days in duration, though all depends upon nature’s indication for the breaking of the fast, a normal true hunger. Those cases ordinarily requiring the long fast for the most speedily recovery is the deep rooted diseases condition, such as Bright’s disease, diabetes, rheumatism gaut, syphilis arteriosclerosis, and asthma in heavy subjects. Other conditions that have responded better to the long fast than to any other method f conducting the fast are obesity, apoplexy and the paralysis resulting there from, liver congestion, and abscesses, appendicitis both acute and chronic, and peritonitis. Cancer and other forms of malignant growths, as well as benign tumors also respond more fully to the long fast than to the short fast. Typhoid fever, among acute disease, call for the long fast. But if great emaciation and weakness have resulted from the disease, the duration of the fast will be materially shortened. Any of the conditions mentioned in the short fast and the partial fast may in an individual case call for long fast also. There are, on the other hand, many things which might be said in favor of a series of shorter fasts. If the patient is run down and debilitated, by a prolonged illness, if he suffers from tuberculosis or some other wasting diseases; when the body is but slightly indisposed, in these and in many other cases a series of shorter facts would be advised.

Right mental attitude when fasting is important. It is patient believes in the fasting cure, and understands that he is deriving benefits from it, he will not, as a rule experience many of the unpleasant symptoms which invariably manifest themselves when fasting has been undertaken under compulsion. The patient should realize that every minute of the fast is ridding his body just to that extent of the causes of his disease, and that while the period of fasting may not be unpleasant, it is nevertheless actually curing him, and incidentally may be prolonged his life for many years.

As Joseph Goodman an authority on fasting has clearly stated that fasting does not cure a disease. It is often the first step in the direction the body healing itself.

The storage organs such as the stomach and the gall bladder are permitted to empty and so cleanse themselves of obstructive impurities and infective of putrefactive organisms. The physiological chemistry and secretions are normalized. The disease and abnormal accumulations are broken down. As a result of an initial fast and subsequent care in nutrition and other aspects daily living there is usually, a rejuvenation of cells and tissues, a revitalization of bodily energies, improved digestion, absorption and assimilation of food stuffs, normalized weight, increased breathing capacity, and improve clarity of thinking and strengthening of the mind. During fasting drugs should never be taken.

Please break your fast with care, single items should be consumed at first, gradually increasing during the following days. A good rule to follow is, take many days returning to a full diet as has spent in actually fasting. Do not eat in the future if the body is fevered, infected, when in serious injury, or n any acute illness, the body appreciates this.

Response is the name of the game in fasting. There are cases of tuberculosis, asthma, gastric cancer, severe nasal and throat catarrh, obesity, severe lumbago and rheumatism, gonorrheal rheumatism, prolepsis of abdominal organs, gastritis, catarrh deafness and ulcerated tongue, tuberculosis of the larynx, diabetes mellitus etc have been cured by long fasts of more than 30 days and beyond, all patients mostly were on fruit juice diet and water. A fast is without doubt one of the greatest, if not the greatest individual or single factor of healing known to any system of treatment.

Harley Davidson VRSC Motorcycle

These Harley Davidson VRSC motorcycles come under the revolution models with VR engines. The VRSC designation is given to all the street motorcycles.
The VRSC is followed by the letters A, B, D, R, SE or X to denote the model of the bike.

Additional information:
The main features of this type of Harley Davidson VRSC motorcycles are as follows:

1.It has a characteristic ‘V-Rod’ with the engine.
2.It has the fuel injection method.
3.There is provision for the cooling of the liquid and
4.There are specialised over head cams.
5.There is presence of cleaner cover which supports the radiator.

The V-rod feature has gained a wide support over the world. There is an anti lock brake system. There is an added efficiencyfrom 1130cc to 1250 cc which provides more support to the bike.

THE CURRENT MODEL SERIES:

VRSCAW V Rod:
1.It has a length of 94.4 inches
2.Seat height in the laden is 26 inches and unladen is 27.1 inches.
3.It has a ground clearance of 5 inches.
4.There is a wheel base of 67.2 inches
5.The fuel and oil capacity are 5 gal and 4.5 qt.

Power train:
1.It has a liquid cooled engine with 60 degrees v twin revolution.
2.The displacement accounts for around 76.3 inches.
3.The torque for the engine is 84 ft. lbs. for 7000 rpm.
4.There is a 11.5:1 ratio of compression.

Wheels and tyres:
1.The front and rear wheels are either brushed or machined type with laced or cast aluminium.

Special features:
1.It has silver and charcoal power train with chrome covers and it is two toned.
2.The seat height is very low which accounts only 26 inches.
3.It has frame made up of steel with aluminium coat.
4.The tire is 240mm wide.
5.The foot controls are mounted in the forward direction.

VRSCD Night Rod:
Dimensions:
1.It has a length of 94.4 inches
2.Seat height in the laden is 26 inches and unladen is 27.1 inches.
3.It has a ground clearance of 5 inches.
4.There is a wheel base of 67.2 inches
5.The fuel and oil capacity are 5 gal and 4.5 qt.

Power train:
1.It has a liquid cooled engine with 60 degrees v twin revolution.
2.The displacement accounts for around 76.3 inches.
3.The torque for the engine is 85 ft. lbs. for 7000 rpm.
4.There is a 11.5:1 ratio of compression.

Wheels and tyres:
1.The front and rear wheels are 5 spoked with black and laced or cast aluminium.

Special features:
1.It has special pegs to run on high ways.
2.The seat height is very low which accounts only 26 inches.
3.The tire is 180mm in the rear end.
4.The foot controls are mounted in the mid level.
5.The headlamps are matched with the color.

VRSCDX Night Rod Special:
Dimensions:
1.It has a length of 94.4 inches
2.Seat height in the laden is 25.2 inches and unladen is 26.3 inches.
3.It has a ground clearance of 4.2 inches.
4.There is a wheel base of 67.2 inches
5.The fuel and oil capacity are 5 gal and 4.5 qt.

Power train:
1.It has a liquid cooled engine with 60 degrees v twin revolution.
2.The displacement accounts for around 76.3 inches.
3.The torque for the engine is 85 ft. lbs. for 7000 rpm.
4.There is a 11.5:1 ratio of compression.

Wheels and tyres:
1.The front and rear wheels are black along with a slotted type of disc.

Special features:
1.The seat height is very low which accounts only 25.2 inches.
2.The tire is 240 mm in the rear end.
3.The foot controls are mounted in the forward level.
4.The handle bar has a short drag style.
5.There are black exhaust caps.

Thus the Harley Davidson VRSC motorcycles are specialized in their own way and gain support worldwide.

Understanding the Herpes Virus at the Cell Level

The word "herpes" conjures up different images for different people. Some see herpes as an ugly and annoying cold sore or blister that periodically appears on or around the lips. Others see herpes as a feared sexually transmitted disease that, once you have contracted, you have to suffer with for the rest of your life. Of course both of these images do represent the term "herpes" quite accurately for many people throughout the world, but medically speaking herpes is also appropriately applied to some lesser known afflictions. These conditions include herpes inside the mouth (herpes gingivostomatitis), herpes of the throat (herpes pharyngitis), herpes of the eye (herpes keratitis), herpes of the brain (herpes encephalitis), herpes transmitted to newborn infants (neonatal herpes), chickenpox (Varicella-zoster), mono (mononucleosis) and shingles (herpes-zoster). All of these conditions are caused by one of the two closely related herpes viruses known as herpes simplex virus type 1 and herpes simplex virus type 2.

To truly understand the herpes virus it is helpful to first gain some knowledge about viruses in general. Viruses are the smallest known microbes, or infectious agents, that medical science has discovered to date. Most viruses consist of a nuclear acid surrounded by a protein coat known as a capsid; This nucleic acid-protein complex is referred to as nucleocapsid. In more complex viruses, such as the herpes virus, the nucleocapsid is surrounded by a membrane-like structure containing carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. This membrane-like structure is referred to as an envelope. Each virus contains one of two large complex chemicals that contain the viruses genetic code which serves as a blueprint for making more viruses. This complex chemical code is either RNA (ribonucleic acid) or DNA (deozyribonucleic acid).

Unlike bacteria and more complex organisms, viruses do not carry all the equipment necessary to reproduce themselves. In order to multiply, a virus must enter a living cell, remove the cells protein coat and then use its RNA or DNA to redirect the cells synthesizing mechanism to make more copies of the virus. This process of making new viruses can actually destroy or injure the living or 'host' cell. If enough living host cells are injured or destroyed it results in a viral illness such as influenza (the flu), viral diarrhea or genital herpes. There are hundreds of known viruses and probably thousands of others not yet discovered. Each virus has adapted to infect a particular type of cell in a specific living organism which explains why there are so many types of viruses. Because they have become so specialized some viruses can only infect certain types of cells, for instance, liver cells or muscle cells or brain cells while leaving other cells alone. Likewise, many viruses are even limited to the type of species they can infect. In general, this usually means that viruses which infect cells in one type of animal, say a dog, can not be passed on to another type of animal, say a cat. Of course as with most rules, there are exceptions and some viruses can cause similar diseases in closely related species. Another exception is that sometimes viruses can cause also cause very different illnesses in the same species.

The term "herpesvirus" refers to any member of the herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2 virus family. The nucleocapsid of a herpes virus is surrounded by an envelope with spike-like structures projecting from the surface and contains DNA. So far, scientist have identified over 115 different herpesviruses and have found more than 50 different animal species that can be infected with some type of herpes virus. Humans appear to be a natural reservoir for at least 8 different types of the herpes viruses that normally spread from human to human and generally do not cause disease in other animals.

Coming in contact with the virus, usually through sexual interference, is the first in a complex series of events that result in contracting genital herpes. Projecting from the outer surface of the herpes virus are protein-carbohydrates structures called glycoproteins. Glycoproteins allow the virus to attach initially to proteoglycans, which are complex chemical structures present on the surface of living cells. After attaching to the host cell, glycopoteins then interact with the cells surface structures to trigger changes in the cell membranes cytoskeletal structure. These changes allow the viral envelope to fuse with the cell plasma membrane, essentially merging to form a changed cell. When this fusion occurs, the nucleocapsid of the herpes virus enters into the cytoplasm of the host cell, attaching tiny skeleton-like structures known as microtubules and microfilaments which form an internal transport network used to move materials within the cell. Using this structure the DNA of the herpes virus enters the nucleus of the host cell where it makes copies of the viral DNA which are released from the cell and spread to and infect other surrounding cells. This process of generating new virus particles kills the infected host cell.

If the herpes virus remains in the skins cells where initial viral attachment occur, chances are that a healthy immune system could possibly control the infection and rid the body of the virus. The herpes virus however has found a way to hide from the immune system by hibernating in nerve cells. For unknown reasons the herpes virus does not start the replicating process in a select number of nerve cells, instead hibernating and establishing a latent infection. When the herpes virus is hybernating it is in an inactive state and can not be detected by the immune system. This inactive state is referred to as latent infection or simply latency. Latency does not cause illness but unfortunately the latent virus can reactivate and produce more virus which, in turn, causes recurrent herpes.

How reactivation occurs is unknown but it can happen for no apparent reason or be triggered by trauma, stress, or exposure to ultraviolet radiation such as too much sunlight. Whatever the trigger, after reactivation, the herpes virus is transported from the nerve cell body to the nerve endings where it is released into the skin to replicate in the skin cells. This replication may sometimes cause full blown herpes sores outbreaks, but other times may result in "shedding" the virus which causes no recognizable symptoms. However, either way, whether this reactivation is symptomatic or asyptomatic, the person is contagious during this reaction period and it is possible to pass on the virus to a partner. For this reason, experts recommend that people with genital herpes use condoms even when there is no obvious symptoms of an active herpes breakout.

How Acupuncture For Back Pain Work

One of the ideal alternative and secondary medicine to handle pain is acupuncture. Acupuncture for back pain has long been advised for chronic symptoms, specifically in the neck and lower back, for organ conditions like kidney ailments, as well as overall health. Made in China over 5,000 years ago, acupuncture works on the philosophy that every living thing has a significant energy (qi) that flows through twelve invisible energy pathways (meridians). These meridians each represent organ systems in the body.

Discomfort and problems occurs as a result of the imbalance of the flow of qi when one or more meridians become obstructed. So as to unblock and repair the balance and harmony to the flow of qi, long fine needles are inserted into certain points along the meridian lines. The body has over 1,000 acupuncture points.

How Acupuncture Works
The following are some ways how acupuncture works which were displayed in intensive scientific tests…

  • Pain-relieving endorphins are discharged throughout the body when the needles induce the discharge of neurotransmitters that deliver nerve impulses to the brain
  • Works immediately on the nervous system and cardiovascular system
  • Oversees the movement of electrical currents in the body

Indications of Acupuncture
Acupuncture can effectively ease the following disorders…

  • Chronic lower back pain (performance in acute lower back pain relief stays questionable)
  • Post-operative discomfort
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines and anxiety headaches
  • Common cold and sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Assists in harmful addictions like smoking
  • Weight reduction
  • Infertility

Acupuncture Treatment Procedures

Just like with regular examination, the acupuncturist will question the patient for all his medical facts. The acupuncturist first gets a comprehensive medical history from the patient, such as the history of the soreness and lifestyle practices like diet, exercise, and other physical activities that may have an effect on the pain. This is followed by a physical check-up, which involves examining the three pulse points at the wrist of each hand and the twelve meridians. The acupuncturist can ascertain the difficulty with these steps and start treatment.

Typically, 6 to 12 needles are used during procedure though the number may differ depending on the analysis. The quantity of needles an acupuncturist utilizes will depend on the quantity of meridians to be treated. Only mild pain is felt at the prick of the needles. Other sensations like discomfort, tingling and pain require prompt termination of the treatment.

Commonly, a session will last from 20 to 30 minutes. Naturally, the acupuncturist may decide to do further techniques if the patient’s affliction is severe…

Moxa/Moxibustion. Entails heating the acupuncture needles with dried herb sticks as a way to warm and stimulate the energy

Cupping. With small glass cups, the affected area is sucked to be able to remove stagnated blood and qi.

Herbal medicine. In the form of teas, pills, and capsules, these are provided as health supplements after procedure

Electrostimulation. Quite similar to TENS. For pain relief, electrical activation is introduced to 2 to 4 acupuncture needles

Laser acupuncture. The 12 meridians of the body is stimulated with the use of a laser and this is a new technique

Although experiments on acupuncture have generated varying and controversial outcomes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could not deny the efficiency of the procedure in particular populations of lower back pain sufferers. In fact, acupuncture needles have been reclassified from an “experimental” to a “medical” device by the FDA in 1997. Acupuncture really does deliver the results with the FDA’s approval!

Without a doubt, for those patients who have long been experiencing lower back pain and have not found relief in conventional procedures and surgeries, acupuncture for back pain is a secure and natural solution.

Electronic Medical Records – Do They Help You?

There was a big push to go with electronic medical records. Our government placed deadlines on doctors and hospitals as to when this must be in place. They even offered incentive money to get this done. It all sounded good, doctors and hospitals would be able to see your medical records, with this information they would be able to treat your condition better.

Well like most things that the government forces upon us, no matter how well intentioned, it was not thought out very well. I will use myself as an example, over the past few years I have gone to a few doctors and to some hospitals for different tests. During the check in or check out process I was asked if I want to get login information to view my records. On all occasions I said yes. I then logged in, created an account and sure enough my records for that visit were there. One thing that I did notice, the medical record history was not correct, it needed to get corrected and cleaned up.

The problem is that it seemed that every doctor and hospital had different medical software. So I have about three or four different logins to different medical portals. Yes, I was able to see my information from that particular medical provider, but NO they were not connected. So if I logged into doctor A I could see those records, but I could see no records from doctor B.

So the failure, as it now stands, is the ability of the different medical software’s to communicate with each other. While most medical providers are using electronic medical records it appears that nothing much has changed, except the change from paper to electronic records. Going to electronic records could be the beginning of a good thing. It would facilitate integrating all of the different medical software latter. The government should go back and set a date that all medical software should be integrated, then back off and let business take care of it.

I recently got labs done before a doctor’s appointment, I went online and looked at the results. When I went to see me doctor I was better able to ask questions. This is the way medical care should be, a collaboration between you and your medical provider. So there are many good things about electronic medical records it just needs to be fully integrated to work properly.

Wilson Hammer 6 Racket Review

The Wilson H6 has been one of Wilson’s most popular tennis rackets, from anyone just beginning to a few years into play to people who are very experienced. Every club is familiar with the Wilson H6, it has become one of the most popular rackets out there fitting a variety of playing styles. As I was shopping around for a tennis racket for my own personal use, I quickly found that the H6 had nothing but positive feedback.

I have played tennis for eight years now and throughout my career I have always loved playing with the Wilson Hammer (H6). I think it is a great racket to hit with and I own both the mid size and oversize. In match playing I use my mid size racket because I feel that I have more control and it’s a manageable weight for hitting consistently. When I use the Wilson H6 in practice, coaching kids, and matches, I have found that when doing ground strokes it offers decent pop. This means that when the ball is flying at you, you don’t have to kill the ball when you return it to the opponent. The racket gives that extra little push so you can still get the shot, speed, and spin you want. Stronger and more advanced players might take this into advantage because they will be playing longer points out and when moving side to side on the court the racket becomes your friend to step in with that extra little push for a great put away shot.

I usually don’t hit a lot of my shots as backhand slices but when I do, I found that the Wilson H6 will get the job done effectively. Any racket takes time getting used to but once I got the handle on how to slice a hard shot verses a soft shot, I was putting down some very effective shots. When you have the chance to smash the ball from a lob or a great angle put away shot, the mid plus racket gives off amazing topspin.

When I first started playing tennis my serves were my weakness. I used to get frustrated with myself because I felt that something wasn’t going right when I tried to serve. After thousands of serves and serve returns I found that little adjustments with the Wilson H6 can make a big difference in your serving. Being that my serve is one of my weaknesses in the game, this racket is great for a slower swing while serving and giving off the spin and placement you still want. I also love the grip of the racket. It is very comfortable to handle and doesn’t slide out of your hand, even well into play.

Overall I would say that this racket is by far my favorite and I will continue playing with it throughout my career. It is a very good racket to start out with and as I improved my game the racket supplemented me perfectly. The better I got from lessons and playing matches I could see the benefits of have the Wilson H6. The popularity of this racket is not just hype. Overall it is an extremely solid racket that will put good spin on the ball and also give you that extra power for the big smash point. The Wilson Hammer H6 is a solid and effective racket that I would recommend to all!

Saturn – The Planet Of Destiney

SATURN – THE PLANET OF DESTINEY

  1. Some aspects of Saturn were discussed in first article conditioning our discussion and progressive transit of Saturn (degree wise) we precede further about what the Saturn has in store for you in 1998 and thereafter so long Saturn remains in Aries.
  2. Health-wise some discuses were indicated. In addition. Saturn in Aries represent diseases which proceed from cold and obstruction-melancholy, epilepsy, black jaundice, toothache, fistulas, dropsy, leprous and so on.
  3. as is known that each sign of the Zodiac speak of some portion/part of the body will be more sensitive to indicate which portion of the body and the placement of Saturn would disease resulting from poor circulation including in connection with excretory functions. In Aries, Saturn indicates sensitiveness of the head including deafness in some cases. In Taurus, Saturn may indicate tonsillitis, glandular tubes, chest lungs etc. since the present write up is only for Saturn in Aries. Astrologers may easily determine the threat to the body (health) with reference to affliction of Saturn.
  4. From 11th June, 1998 Saturn would be in Aswini-3 (6.40 to 10.00 degrees). Practically it remains in this pada of Nakshtra including in its Retrograde motion upto 22nd October, 1998. Therefore the effect this portion would be more felt as Saturn would be more felt as Saturn would be affecting previous houses when in retrograde motion.
  5. From 11th June, 1998 to 15th August, 1998 Saturn in its Direct motion transits Aswini-3. The planets involved are Mars, Saturn and Ketu. Natives Bom in Aswini-3 with Saturn are found to be clever in their business and may have to travel extensively for business purposes. Normally, they keep cordial relations with their employees and are interested in their welfare. Most of them are ambitious but also short-tempered.
  6. Practical knowledge about Saturn in Aswini-3 is provided by the horoscope of N.V.Godes who is known for the murder of father of Nation-Mahatma Gandhi. Mars in lagna also become the lord of house of injuries (6th house) and the native apparently become more cruel with Ketu ruling Aswini getting to Practically same degrees of Lagna and Mars add influence of cruelty including on account of Saturn and Ketu- apparently brain becomes thoroughly violent. The Moon-controller of mind is nor free from the influence of Mars or from the Moon as Ascendant. Even when the Sun is taken as Ascendant, it comes under the influence of Ketu adding to the violent thinking.
  7. For Saturn, benefic signs are 3, 6 and 11 and malefic signs are 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,10 and 12. Aries is malefic sign for Saturn, here a word about the transit of Saturn is inevitable. Though the position of planets at birth is fixed but there is no stoppage of planetary movement (transit-Gocher’). Gochar (transit) means the passage of planets through certain angular positions from the natal Moon (Rasi). Gochar results should never be interpreted without reference to rule Dasha/Antra/Prantara of the native. Gochar records the effects of the changes in the positions and movements of the planets on individuals and nations for any particular time. Mark the position of natal Moon and position of other planets and then read the combined transiting influences. Regarding Saturn transit in 12th, 1st and 2nd house from the Neatal Moon goes under the technical name ‘Sada-Sati-7 and half years cycle. This particular period of 2 and half year’s in one sign is dreaded by many as ‘highly manlefic’ though it may not be so as there may be improvement from the position of other planets and the ruling DAsha/Antra/Prastantra. If all the circumstance i.e. strength of the planets, prevalent Dash etc. Are bad and malefic, results have to be very bad such as quarrels, misunder, standing, implication and entanglement in litigation, failure of business, restlessness of mind, change of place, sickness of self and in the family and metal worry on various counts. One having good longevity, Sade-sati period may be thrice in life, first time, the result may be bad, in the second time there may be no evil effects and in the third time, physical health may suffer including death unless longevity is given by other planets and combinations.
  8. we shall be averting in details about the Tranist of Saturn but briefly the results would be with reference to each sign from the Natal Moon: (1) Danger and loss of money, (2) sorrow and accidents, (3) gains and prosperity, (4) expenses, sickness and worry, (5) grief and trouble, (6) happiness and access to property, (7) mental and physical addictions and great suffering, (8) fear, bad reputation and worry, (9) loss of money, ill health and misfortune, (10) loss of wealth, (11) cruelty and access to money, and (12) danger, worry and financial strain . All these results may or may not happen. Hence the need to give well-guarded pronouncements by astrologers. These results must not be applied blindly.

Are You Tired Of Dieting?

A holistic approach to weight loss – a slimmer, fitter you simply due to a healthy lifestyle!

If you are like most Americans you have tried many diets over the years, and probably lost many pounds — the problem is those pounds come back so you diet again only to regain the weight and continue the cycle. STOP!

Research has shown that diets do not work. Of course you will probably lose some weight while you're dieting, but when you stop the diet the weight returns. There are simple explanations for this. First, you are probably extremely motivated as you begin a new diet. You probably stick with it initially, even if you feel that you are starving at times. So the weight starts to come off.

The reason for this weight loss is that you have changed your metabolism rate due to the shock you are putting your body through. It's important to understand how your metabolism works because it is directly related to weight loss or gain. Your body is designed to function with whatever amount of calories you have established as regular take for yourself, and if you suddenly change that amount your metabolism adjustments in order to accommodate.

A simple explanation is this … while you sleep your metabolism rate slows down. Your body is stretching out the calories it has on reserve so that they will last until the next meal. On awakening you eat a healthy breakfast and you kick-start your metabolism. So if you ROUTINELY ingest 2200 calories a day your metabolism rate is adjusted to burning 2200 calories a day. But if you suddenly decrease that amount you will shock the body and you will lose weight. The second part of this explanation is that your metabolism is based on what you routinely ingest. So it does not take long for your metabolism rate to change, or adjust to this new – reduced caloric intake, in order that the body functions as it was designed.

This explains the reasoning behind the thought that several small meals a day are better for you than one or two, or even three larger ones. By eating several small meals you will keep your metabolism rate up. It also helps to keep you from wanting a late night snack or eating a large meal at the end of the day. Remember that your metabolism slows down while you're sleeping so a large meal at the end of the day often leads to weight increase. Keeping in mind how your metabolism rate works it becomes easy to understand that if you maintain a steady or high metabolism rate, you eat healthy, and you are physically active, you will lose weight.

This can sound like a huge task until it is broken down into small, gradual changes that you integrate into your life, so gradually changing to a healthy (ier) lifestyle. The problem with most diets and weight programs is that the focus is on the diet or weight itself, rather than the individual where it should be. If your focus is staying with a diet or program then realistically speaking, when you give up the program or diet, things are bound to go sour. Or do you plan to make the diet or program a part of your life forever?

Since most diets are unhealthy, they should be used only for a short-term basis. The use of diet pills or fad diets may be ideal for you to use on a short-term basis in order to boost your self-esteem when you decide to make the gradual changes towards a healthy lifestyle and eating habits. Why? …. because making the gradual changes will not bring about drastic results immediately, but the weight loss and healthy choices will become a part of you – forever. A trade off well worth making! If you also add a fad diet or diet pill for a very short time, you will see results more quickly and be more inclined to hang in there with the healthy, holistic approach

This approach will take into account things about you that you may not have considered could be related to your weight. You will need to track your intake and feelings / emotions during and after meals. This will give you an indication of not only what and when you eat, but you can also determine if you eat more or less when you are stressed or when you did not sleep well. You will also have documentation that will help you determine if you are emotionally attached to any particular food items.

This type of approach will address stress and anxiety. Many people find that they eat more when they are stressed, and others find that during times of stress or anxiety they simply eat whatever is easiest – which is probably fast food, full of calories. For those reasons it is necessary to attend to the stress issues in one's life when they are working towards living a healthier lifestyle.

If you are not sleeping well you may feel exhausted and / or too tired to exercise. Therefore it is important to examine the causes for your lack of sleep and rest. A holistic approach should also provide information about easy ways to integrate exercise into your life. One of the reasons that people do not exercise on a regular basis is that they do not have the time. What if your exercise was "built-in" so to speak? This approach can help you to find ways to do that!

Of course any medical issues also have to be addressed. Some medications and illnesses can cause increased appetite or slowed metabolism. That's why a visit to the doctor should always be one of the first steps taken with any approach to weight management and / or exercise programs. The basic nutritional information must also be covered. An individual can not be expected to make intelligent choices related to food and healthy living without being educated about those facts first. This type of approach to weight loss will include that type of information also.

As you can see by now, this method for weight loss is a very comprehensive approach indeed. Even things like motivation and self-esteem issues are addressed. This approach is the wave of the future and it's the approach that can change your future! If you are interested in losing weight or simply in living a healthy lifestyle you should consider utilizing a holistic approach!

Type 1 Diabetes Cure – Is it Possible?

Diabetes mellitus type 1, otherwise known as juvenile diabetes, is not an ailment exclusively associated with children. Though it was mistaken so formerly, its prevalence has been proven in adults also. It is true that many adults who acquire type 1 diabetes mellitus are at times misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes due to misconception of the characteristic nature of diabetes type I. Whatever be the type, it is an autoimmune disease that destroys beta cells in the pancreas. This results in non-production of insulin needed for the body to convert the blood glucose into energy. Non-secretion of insulin causes elevated blood glucose levels, and the excess sugar finds its way out with more frequent urination than normal. Although the cause of type 1 diabetes symptoms is not yet clearly understood, it damages the immune system. Such a condition is lethal if not treated properly with extra care.

Isn’t possible that type 1 diabetes cure can be achieved by pursuing natural medications? Of course, you can. But the risk is the elongated course of medicines with no certainty to cure diabetes mellitus. However, by administering exogenous insulin by injection or by any other latest methods, chance can be enhanced for rejuvenating the beta cells in the pancreas to start functioning. Recently, pancreas transplants are recommended for acute condition. It’s true that type 1 diabetes treatment options are fruitless with traditional methods of treating diabetes.

In spite of astonishing technology getting entry in the medical field, type 1 diabetes cure still remains an illusion. There is low chance for clinical preventive medicine therapy to fight against and beat unwarranted type 1 diabetes though a vaccine has been tested. Most of the type 1 diabetics who were initially healthy in the days past, can currently lose weight fast dreadfully, if not diagnosed in time promptly.

It is known that type 2 diabetes cure is possible by eating healthy diabetic diet foods and exercising daily. But type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented so, as it is purely insulin dependent diabetes. However, it can be managed to some extent by giving treatment with oral medications, and daily insulin injections, in many cases, along with daily exercise and change in lifestyle.