Bronchitis Duration

Bronchitis duration largely depends on the cause. The causes can either be as a result of bacteria and viruses. Other causes include smoking and inhaling harmful substances. Bronchitis caused by smoking can take longer to heal than that caused by pathogens. This can only be completely healed if one stops the smoking habit.

Tar smoked in piles up in the airways causing an inflammation. If not taken care of, it can progress to other more serious conditions such as pneumonia, asthma and cancer. Bronchitis duration as a result of viruses does not last for more than a week. The symptoms of bronchitis as a result of viruses most of the time do not require any medication. Bacteria infections need to be medicated using antibiotics.

Bronchitis duration for this kind of infection can take long err. A person who has the bronchitis disease first starts experiencing a dry cough. This cough is usually severe enough to wake you up at night. This is followed by the other symptoms of bronchitis. These are fever, fatigue and headaches. After a few days, the dry cough progresses to become a productive one. The productive cough is the reason why one starts experiencing shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pains.

Bronchitis duration for all these symptoms apart from the expectorant cough is a few days. The cough can go on for almost a month. If it takes more than a month, one should go for more diagnosis from an ear, nose and throat doctor. This is to rule out the presence of other conditions other than the bronchitis. This cough if not treated can progress to asthma. Prevention measures should also be taken to avoid bronchitis.

What is DNS or Deviated Nasal Septum?

What is the nasal septum?

The nasal septum is a composite plate like structure made up of membrane,bone and cartilage.The nasal septum divides the two halves of the nose into right and left nasal cavities.

What is a DNS or Deviated Nasal Septum?

If the nasal septum which is ideally central, is deviated to one side or the other ,ENT Specialists refer to this as a deviated nasal septum or DNS for short.

Why does a DNS occur?

This is a question very commonly asked by my patients.

A DNS can be developmental in origin – it can bend over time or the cause may be trauma such as a hit or an accident.

What are the types of DNS?

ENT Doctors describe a deviated septum based on the shape of the deviation,parts of the septum deviated and location of the deviation.So you may be having:

A C shaped deviation-Here the septum is bent in a C shaped manner producing narrowing of the airway on one side

S shaped deviation- produces airway narrowing in both the nasal cavities and making the person prone to become symptomatic easily.

A bony, cartilaginous or mixed type deviation

A high DNS[ upper part of the septum is deviated and this may even be associated with external nose shape deviation which can be  noticeable to the patient and others from the outside]

A caudal dislocation[front most part is deviated]- often a smart patient comes to me after noticing the deviation of the septum in the mirror! Many a times such cases of DNS are caudal deviations and can be self diagnosed by lifting up the tip of the nose and looking in the mirror to see if any part of the nasal septum is protruding into the nasal cavity on one side and narrowing the airway on one side!

Will my DNS create problems for me?

Not everyone with a deviated nasal septum has symptoms due to it. Whether a deviated nasal septum will create problems depends on:-

  • Severity of the deviation
  • Presence of additional Turbinate hypertrophy narrowing the nasal cavities further
  • Shape of the deviation- If the septum is deviated at certain key areas it can produce more problems.
  • Allergic tendency- if you have allergic rhinitis then the nasal septal deviation can contribute significantly to the problem and correcting the deviation can help the nasal obstruction symptoms to a certain extent depending on the individual case.

What are the problems caused by a deviated nasal septum?

A  DNS can cause a variety of problems for an individual.The symptoms need not be present all the time and can develop any time in due course.

  • Nasal Block – If the bent of the nasal septum is severe or the nasal septum is deviated at certain key areas it can produce more problems. Your nose may feel blocked on one particular side or it may be both sides. Some people get so used to the blockage they no longer are consciously aware of the nasal block .
  • Nasal discharge – due to the altered drainage architecture, increased nasal discharge can occur or nasal discharge may be due to the increased incidence of upper respiratory infections.
  • Nose bleeds- can occur due to the turbulence created by the air stream in contact with the bent nasal septum. This can lead to drying of the delicate nasal mucosa lining and easy injury with resultant bleed.
  • Post nasal discharge[PND]- secretions dripping into the throat from  the back of the nose can be a chief complaint in some persons with DNS .
  • Snoring– when the DNS is severe it can result in significant nasal block and snoring
  • Mouth breathing– this may be a constant occurrence or be present only at the times of a cold.
  • Taste and Smell abnormalities
  • Sleep Apnoea – this is a serious condition with effects on the various vital body systems such as the heart . Obstruction at the level of the nose in the form of a deviated nasal septum[ DNS ] with a turbinate hypertrophy can contribute to the development of OSA or Obstructive sleep apnoea.
  • Dry mouth- nasal block and consequent mouth breathing leads to dry mouth and increased sore throats.
  • Recurrent Throat infections-results from abnormal drainage of secretions into the throat and also due to mouth breathing
  • Recurrent Sinusitis– is a direct consequence of an abnormal nasal anatomy sucha s a DNS [ deviated nasal septum]
  • Recurrent Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Ear problems– the ears can be affected by way of the eustachian tube connecting the ears and the back of the nose.

What is the treatment for a deviated nasal septum?

Treatment is tailored based on:-

  • Severity of the DNS
  • Symptoms of the patient
  • Age of the patient
  • Presence of additional conditions in the nose:
  • Turbinate hypertrophy
  • Concha bullosa
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Allergic boggy mucosa
  • Nasal polyps

A nasal endoscopy is a prerequisite for any treatment decision  as it gives a direct visualisation of the nooks and crannies of the nose, the levels of nasal obstruction and the precise location of the abnormal septal deviation.Your ENT Surgeon will perform a nasal endoscopy and discuss the treatment options with you.

Sometimes an additional CT scan is required to further evaluate the sinuses and tailor the management of an individual patient.

Treatment options are broadly divided into

Conservative medical management


Surgical management

The decision on whether a surgery is required or not is made based on the individual case.

What is the Surgery for the Nasal Septum Deviation?

The Surgery for a nasal septal deviation is a Nasal Septal Procedure.There are a variety of nasal procedures done in a patient with nasal septal deviation depending on the individual case.Dr Sonia will discuss which is best suited for  you.

  • Conventional Septoplasty
  • Nasal Spurectomy
  • Endoscopic Septoplasty
  • Endoscopic Septoplasty + Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Septoplasty + Turbinate Procedure
  • Endsocopic Septoplasty + FEELS [Functional endocospic endonasal LASER Surgery]
  • Septorhinoplasty [ correction of the external shape as well]

Surgery may be performed under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.Dr Sonia prefers to use general anesthesia in majority of the cases as it gives optimum comfort to the patient.The patient is completely asleep during the procedure and there will be no pain during the surgery at all in general anesthesia.

When can I go home after the procedure?

Generally speaking you can go home the same day or the next day depending on the individual situation.

Will there be a scar on my nose after the surgery?

The surgery is done through the inside of the nose and there will be no scar or stitches on the face or outer part of the nose.

What are the precautions after the procedure?

The exact precautions will depend on the exact surgery performed but in general it will be advised to avoid contact sports and avoid getting hit for 2 weeks after the procedure.

If you have any further queries discuss them in detail.

Acid Reflux Medication Can Increase Your Risk of Osteoporosis

Choosing the right acid reflux medication for your needs isn’t always easy. After all, there are many causes and symptoms to consider. Furthermore, you need to find the right one that works for you. And that process just got more challenging as researchers have found that some heartburn drugs put users at a greater risk of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones begin to lose their density (bone mineral density or BMD), placing the sufferer at increased risk of a fracture or break. It’s a condition that typically occurs as we age when the body is less able to regenerate healthy new bone.

Although it may not look it, bone is actually living tissue that is constantly renewing itself. It’s made up of a hard outer shell that contains collagen, minerals and blood vessels, as well as a softer core of bone marrow.

Bones are kept healthy and renewed by a supply of proteins and minerals absorbed from the blood, including calcium.

Specifically, it is proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) among the commonly prescribed acid reflux medications that put people at a higher risk of osteoporosis, according to a 2008 Canadian study. Proton pump inhibitors are drugs that stop the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach in order to reduce damage caused by acid reflux or GERD.

The study examined 63,000 people aged fifty or older and looked into their medical records, prescription records, and other relevant elements. Among the group, 15,300 had fractures from osteoporosis, including those of the hip, spine, and wrist.

The participants in the study who had histories of fractures from osteoporosis were almost two times more likely to have used proton pump inhibitors for a minimum of seven years in comparison with other study participants. And sixty two percent of those participants in the study with hip fractures had used proton pump inhibitors for a minimum of five years. However, there was no evidence that the short-term use of proton pump inhibitors would increase the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures.

It should be noted that it is not the proton pump inhibitors that actually cause the fractures.

The study showed only that there is a link between the acid reflux medication and fractures due to osteoporosis. The researchers believe that as the PPI’s block the stomach’s hydrochloric acid, the body’s ability to absorb calcium may be impaired, leading to – or worsening – osteoporosis. However, more study is required to either prove or disprove this hypothesis.

Though the precise link between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors and osteoporosis-related fractures has yet to be determined, there is enough evidence that should encourage you to discuss the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures with your doctor before starting to use proton pump inhibitors – especially over a longer period of time. Commonly prescribed PPI acid reflux medication includes: Prisolex, Aciphex, Nexium, Protonix, and Prevacid.

If you’re currently prescribed a PPI to control acid reflux it important to continue with your medication unless otherwise advised by a medical professional. If you have concerns over the long term use of PPI’s then raise your concerns at your next doctors visit.

When you speak with your doctor, you will need to work together to decide whether the benefits of taking PPIs outweigh the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. You may decide to take proton pump inhibitors as a temporary acid reflux medication while other potential life changes or drugs are decided upon.

Those who are most at risk of being effected by this issue are people who are taking or who are about to begin taking PPIs and either have osteoporosis or are at risk of the disease.

Less powerful acid reflux medication may be a better solution for these people. For example, histamine blockers (also known as H2 anatgonists) are able to effectively treat GERD and its related symptoms. Though they are often less effective than proton pump inhibitors, they are not linked to osteoporosis fractures when used over the long term.

Alternatively you may wish to do away with acid reflux medication altogether (don’t forget to speak to your doctor first). This approach is successful for many thousands of people who rely on nothing more than small changes in their diet and some simple home remedies to keep symptoms at bay.

Malpractice Case Leads to $4,400,000 Jury Award After Nurse Trainee Missed Fetal Distress

No one is born a great physician or a great nurse. They need to learn and then practice on actual patients. But people want a safety net in case the physicians or nurse in training make a mistake. We further expect, though, that they will be carefully supervised and their work will be reviewed by a competent, experienced doctor or nurse. Patients do not typically think about this as they expect that the physician treating them is thoroughly proficient. That safety net comes in the form of supervision by experienced physicians and nurses.

While in the training stages new physicians and nurses have to realize what they can and cannot do. The senior physicians and nurses who supervise those who are in training must also understand that those in training have not yet fully achieved the knowledge and skills required to act on their own. If hey do not realizing this, the level of supervision will be inadequate and can lead to mistakes. And with a lack of proper supervision these mistakes will not be caught and remedied resulting in devastating consequences.

Consider a case that was reported which involved a near full-term expectant mother. She was almost at full term. The woman took herself to a hospital following persistent nausea and vomiting. On admission a nurse trainee examined her and monitored her condition. The nurse trainee read the results as normal, concluding that the baby was doing well and in no danger, even though they in fact demonstrated signs of severe fetal distress, a situation which calls for immediate attention. The woman was discharged home not knowing that her baby was suffering from a lack of oxygen..

Three days later the baby was delivered as planned. Although the child lived she had serious brain damage. She developed cerebral palsy. She had persistent seizures. The little girl spent the following four years of her life with recurring seizures, having to go through therapy and had to be fed through a feeding tube as she could not eat on her own, before dying due to complications from her cerebral palsy. She was survived by her father and mother and by her 11 and 16 year old brothers. The law firm that handled this matter on behalf of the family reported that the case went to trial and that the jury awarded the parents $4.4 million.

This case demonstrates the danger involved in allowing a nurse trainee to diagnose patients without supervision from a physician or a registered supervising nurse. An experienced physician or nurse, while also capable of making such a mistake, is much less likely to do so. An experienced physician or obstetrics nurses will probably have seen hundreds or even thousands of fetal heart rate monitor strips and developed the ability to tell when it indicates an abnormal pattern that needs immediate attention. A mistake by a nurse trainee and the failure to effectively supervise the nurse trainee, as in the case above, may lead to a medical malpractice claim.

After a Stroke – Regain Mobility and Prevent Falls

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A stroke is an incident that results in a brain injury because of either a blood vessel breakage or blockage. An ischemic stroke occurs when a vessel is blocked and the blood flow is cut off to a certain portion of the brain. This accounts for 87% of all strokes. The rest are hemorrhagic strokes, which occur when a vessel leaks or bursts. The blood builds up puts pressure on the brain, resulting in injury. A full third of all stroke-related deaths are caused by hemorrhagic strokes, even though they only make up 13% of the total.

Both types of strokes can cause paralysis, usually on just one side of the body. In fact, weakness and numbness on one side of the body, including the face, is often the first sign that a stroke is occurring. When enough damage has been done by the stroke to cause lingering paralysis or weakness, recovery can take time and patience.

Sometimes the sufferer has difficulty expressing himself because of slurred speech or confusion about which words to use. And sometimes the affected side of the body remains weak and unresponsive. Even when there’s no paralysis, there can be what’s called spasticity, which is stiffness and the muscles’ inability to extend. Physical therapy and drug therapy can be used together to help stroke victims recover. But during the recovery time, it’s important to make sure the environment is adapted to help the stroke victim remain mobile and safe.

Statistics from the National Stroke Association show that 40% of people who have a stroke will fall within the next year and suffer serious injuries as a result. Proper physical therapy and recovery can help prevent this, but because of the lingering effects of a stroke, everyone who’s had one is at high risk of a potentially devastating fall, especially at first. Adapting the home environment to do everything to prevent this is crucial.

There are several adaptations that can be made to help reduce the risk of a dangerous fall. One obvious addition is a grab bar or rail in each place that presents a falling risk. Getting up and down off the toilet can be difficult, so bars around the stool can help. A lifting seat can also make it easier. Simply getting in and out of a chair can be hazardous for a stroke victim. Canes and walkers can help by providing a stable base to hold onto, but this can be hazardous for someone unsteady. A lift chair is the ideal solution, because it will allow the person to stand and simply lean back to be slowly lowered with the chair. The chair will then lift to a standing position, so there’s no need for him to lean forward and possibly throw himself off balance.

Make sure all walking pathways are clear of anything that could catch on a foot, cane or leg of a walker. Grab bars to help him get in and out of bed can also help prevent falls. And don’t forget to check any throw rugs or runners for slippage or loose edges that could cause someone to stumble. Remember that the stroke victim might not be able to lift his feet as high as before, so a thick throw rug that once posed no problem could be a hazard now.

Lift chairs, grab bars and rails, and raised seats for the toilet and tub are some of the easiest adjustments you can make to help a stroke victim stay mobile but safe while recovering.

Could You Get a Hernia Mesh Settlement?

The Kugel hernia mesh is a device that has been used to fix hernias in many patients who are suffering from abdominal hernias, particularly at the site of previous surgical incisions. The little plastic mesh patch ring seems harmless enough. When the ring breaks near the soft tissue of internal organs the broken hernia mesh can have many serious complications.

Maybe you’ve suffered from hernia mesh complications after having one of these mesh patches implanted to fix a hernia. The complications include problems like fistulas, which are abnormal connections between internal organs, or punctures in the intestines and other organs. Any of these problems can cause or lead to infection, which can have other serious complications.

If you’ve suffered because of a broken hernia mesh ring, you may be able to get a Kugel mesh settlement to help you cover your medical bills and to pay compensation for suffering and pain. Many people, in fact, have suffered from complications of the hernia mesh and are in the process of bringing claims against the manufacturers for monetary compensation.

Why Can People Sue?

Those who haven’t been involved in medical litigation may wonder why someone can sue over something that was manufactured years earlier. The reason is that the manufacturers of the Kugel hernia mesh have been negligent in protecting patients from potential complications.

The fact that springs started breaking in the mesh inserts is bad enough. The problem, though, is that there are allegations that the manufacturers knew about this problem even as they were producing and selling the hernia mesh. Information released in 2007 shows that the manufacturers may have known about the problem months before they released a hernia mesh recall acknowledging it and preventing more patients from being harmed.

How Does it Work?

The first step to bringing about a hernia mesh lawsuit is to consult with a lawyer. A lawyer who is experienced in medical litigation will be able to help you review the relevant medical records and decide if your case can go forward. Then, you can bring an individual lawsuit against the hernia mesh manufacturer.

If you get a hernia mesh settlement or go through the entire lawsuit process, monetary compensation can cover a number of things. At the very least, it can cover medical bills associated with the damages. You may also get compensation for time missed at work as well as pain and suffering endured because of the Kugel mesh complications. Financial compensation can never erase what happened, but it can help you take care of the cost of the complications.

In Broad Daylight – Who Killed Ken McElroy?

The killing of Ken Rex McElroy could well be the hottest cold case on record. On the morning of July 10, 1981, he was shot to death as he sat in his pickup on the main street of Skidmore, Missouri. Forty-five townspeople witnessed the killing. All denied seeing the shooters. After three grand juries and an eight-month FBI investigation, no one was indicted. Twenty-five years later, still no one has been charged with the murder.

In December 2006, St. Martins re-released In Broad Daylight, the story of McElroy’s incredible reign of terror in northwest Missouri, his killing, and the aftermath. The new epilogue contains startling information about the identity of McElroy’s killers and the killing itself.

In the spring of 2006, I obtained unprecedented access to the state police and FBI files on the killing. The files contain a hand-written statement from an eyewitness which corroborates in detail McElroy’s wife’s identification of Del Clement as the first shooter. The statement also identified, for the first time, Gary Dowling, a local farmer, as the second shooter. The statement is detailed and convincing. Interestingly, the eyewitness appeared at the sheriff’s office the following day in the company of Del Clement’s lawyer and recanted the statement. Despite this, the statement, combined with Trena’s identification, stands as convincing evidence of the identity of the shooters.

The files also dispel a great myth about the killing. The media seized on the notion that the entire town had killed Ken McElroy, characterizing it as a vigilante killing, or an example of vigilante justice. My interviews, and the numerous statements in the files, make it clear that, other than the two shooters, the men on the street that day were not part of a plan to kill Ken McElroy. They were involuntary witnesses to a murder.

I believe that the killing of Ken Rex McElroy will long remain the hottest cold case on record. No one–not law enforcement, not McElroy’s family or friends, and certainly not the residents of Skidmore–seems to care that his killers remain at large. The men on the street that day are bound in a silence that is immune to the passage of time or the glare of the spotlight. In their view, while murder might be a sin, what Ken McElroy did to the town and its residents, to young girls and old men, was unspeakably evil. It would be a far greater sin to turn the men who brought the nightmare to an end over to the very justice system that had failed the community for so many years.

I lived in the town for three years while researching the book. When I first arrived, I had doors slammed in my face, a shotgun pulled on me, and I was bitten by a dog. By the time I left, I was judging dance contests at the annual Punkin’ Show and selling tickets to the Mother’s Day bazaar at the local Methodist Church. I became quite attached to the town and the people, and I stayed in touch over the years.

Personally, my sympathy has always lain with the townspeople, although it bothers me as a member of civilized society that the two killers remain unpunished for their crime. I doubt, however, that any good would come of the prosecution of the men. A prosecutor would be hard pressed to find a jury of twelve Nodaway County citizens who would convict anyone of McElroy’s murder. Memories remain strong and hearts unforgiving, and even the youngsters in the area know well the story of Ken McElroy. When I was back in Skidmore for the one-year anniversary of the killing of Bobbi Joe Stinnett–the young pregnant housewife who was strangled and her baby ripped from her body–I asked two girls what they knew of Ken McElroy.

“He was a bad guy, who bullied lots of people,” the older of the two said.

“He was shot here in town,” the younger one joined in. “Right over there.” She pointed to the tavern.

“He had it coming,” the older one said.

Ken Rex was much more than a town bully. He had all of Northwest Missouri terrorized. Even the cops and judges were scared of him. Maybe, as the townspeople say, he needed killing; the main regret seems to be the way he was finished.

“The guys who did it deserve a medal,” one local told me. “But they should be strung up for the way they did it.” Meaning, I presume, In Broad Daylight.

Some Common Problems Associated With Spinal Cord

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The spine is what determines how comfortably we walk, stand, sit or even rest. There are some problems associated with the spinal cord that cause a great deal of discomfort to the patient. Some of them are discussed below.

Cervical spondylosis

A common symptom is pain in the neck. It may be a natural consequence of aging for those above 50 years of age. Like the other parts of our body, bones in the neck also tend to progressively degenerate as we age. Cervical spondylosis may be a result of bony spurs besides problems with ligaments and discs. The spinal canal may tend to narrow leading to compression of the spinal cord which may pinch the nerves leading to the arms. Spinal cord compression can be a result of injuries as well. This may lead to pain ranging from mild discomfort to severe dysfunction.

Spinal cord damage

There are many ways in which the spinal cord can get damaged. It can get cut in an accident, compressed or get destroyed due to an infection. The spinal cord may also get damaged when its blood supply gets cut off, or it is affected by diseases like cervical spondylosis, spinal cord cysts or multiple sclerosis which tend to alter its nerve function.

Bony Dysfunction

Following spinal cord infection, joint as well as muscle contractures can occur rapidly which tends to complicate rehabilitation later on. Early stabilization of the spine fracture means early mobilization leading to fewer complications. Each complication increases the hospital stay as well as increasing the rehab stay.

Cardiovascular Disease

A major long-term risk of spinal cord injury is cardiovascular disease. People who are suffering from spinal cord injury tend to lead rather sedentary lives and are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Thus, careful assessment of cardiovascular function as well as the encouragement of exercise programs is a necessary long-term aspect of spinal cord injury management and care.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potentially severe complication of spinal cord injury. In fact, DVT in the lower leg is nearly universal during the early phase of rehabilitation. Thromboses in the thigh is of a great concern as there is a high risk of it becoming dislodged and passing through the vascular tree to the lungs, where a major obstruction of the arteries which lead to the lung can even be fatal.

Heterotopic Ossification (HO) and Cysts

Heterotopic ossification (HO) refers to the development of abnormal bone in non-skeletal tissue, mainly in the region of the hip and knee joints. It can occur in many spinal cord injured individuals and tends to develop within days following the injury or it may even take place after several months. Though there is usually no significant additional physical limitation, but in some patients, HO may lead to a major limitation of joint motion.

Symptoms include difficulty in the ability to perform activities of daily living, especially those activities which require bending at the hips. The other symptoms include increased spasticity, swelling of the entire leg, as well as elevated temperature.

These are but a few problems related to the dysfunction of the spinal cord itself and complications arising out of the dysfunction.

Clearwater FL – Laser Therapy

Clearwater, FL

Class 4 cold laser therapy is a breakthrough in back pain relief. Using this therapy, many back pain sufferers have reported pain reduction as much as 75% from just One treatment.

Thousands of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic back pain. Many have tried chiropractic in the hope that it would alleviate their pain, and some have gone as far as back surgery to try and eliminate their pain

Unfortunately, over 66% of the time, these methods fail, simply because the real cause of the majority of back pain is tissue damage.

The Avicenna class 4 cold laser is the first medical device to actually heal tissue, which causes immediate pain reduction, and speeds up healing by as much as 200%.

Invented in 2003, the Avicenna class 4 therapeutic laser “HP 7.5” is the first class 4 laser to be approved by the FDA.

High powered laser therapy is safe, pain-free, and non-invasive. you can usually expect to recieve treatment about three to five times a week directly after your injury. Treatments are very soothing, and when the laser is moved over the affected area, a small warming sensation is all the patient feels.

muscle injuries, neuralgia, neuropathy, bulging discs, herniated discs, and sciatica are several of the major conditions that laser therapy has amazing results with. Many people have been able to avoid having back surgery, or laser spine surgery.

Sports teams are also using Laser therapy to speed up recovery for athletic injuries. This include profeesional teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB

There are only 100 laser therapy centers in the United States

Dr. Buhrman is the only Doctor in Pinellas County FL with the Avicenna laser.

For more information and video’s about Laser therapy Click Here: Chiropractor Clearwater Laser Therapy

Learn Why a Natural Backlinking Profile is Necessary!

Google is not God. It is just a computer program which takes care of a massive amount of data. For that reason, Google is not perfect and might actually have more imperfections than are visible to us end-users.

But there are some things Google is quite good at. For example, if you blatantly use the wrong techniques to game the system, you will almost certainly be caught and dealt with.

Search engines are designed to reward natural link building behavior and penalize attempts which focus on gaming the system. If this were not the case, Google`s users would not experience the high quality of results they experience today.

So, in order to get into the good graces of Google (and all other search engines), it is very crucial to have a backlink profile which looks natural. Although every seasoned internet marketer knows this fact, creating a natural-looking profile is a little difficult to do. Out of the many new websites that I have browsed, the vast majority of websites have highly un-natural backlink profiles.

For example, when I check new websites using the Backlink Watch Tool, most of them show links using the exact same anchor texts. At times, 90% of the links use the same anchor texts and most of the links are pointing to the homepage!

This looks highly suspicious, attracts a lot of attention by Google team, and might result in penalties or even de-indexation.

In my opinion, it is better to build links for the homepage as well as all the inner-pages of the websites. In doing so, care should be taken to not rely on just the main keyword, but also to use many other keywords in there.

In a natural backlinking profile, the anchored keywords would include “here” or “click here”, because if others naturally link to your website, they do not care about your anchor texts at all. So in order to mimic the same effect, make sure you have these “irrelevant” keywords in your anchor texts. Although doing so does not really help you from a keyword-targeting perspective, it will help make your website less susceptible to penalties.

Remember, it is always better to focus on multiple keywords in your backlinking campaign. Just do not go overboard with it. For example, if you are putting up 100 links, do not select 30 keywords. Instead, for each link building campaign, try to focus on 2-3 phrases for each page.

Another important point would be to good links from many different locations. Do not just submit to 1000 directories and expect to rank number 1 for your term. You might actually be backlisted in the process. As far as link building is concerned, diversity and multiple sources is the key!

Here are some ways to get links in order to make a natural looking profile:

1. Submit to high-end directories (and not the free ones). A few ones are, DMOZ and Yahoo! Directory

2. Write articles, spin them and submit them to top quality article directories such as GoArticles, EzineArticles etc. You can even submit to hundreds of article directories. Just make sure you provide quality content.

3. Participate on forums such as Warrior Forum.

4. Ask and answer questions at Yahoo! Answers. Help others, and where you feel it to be non-spammy, link back to websites or webpages.

5. Send a press release out once in a while. Not the free ones. Go for the paid ones at PRWeb.

Mono Remedy – 5 Simple Ways To Treat Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck. Typically it is experienced by those in their mid to late teenage years, but others can get it also. It is usually linked to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Its effects can last up to several months although the major symptoms usually subside after a few weeks. There are things you can do to help so let’s explore the natural mononucleosis treatment you may want to try so that you can start feeling better quickly.

Symptoms of Mono are drowsiness, fever, sore throat, rash, loss of appetite, swollen glands and spleen, muscle aches or stiffness, swollen lymph nodes (usually in the neck) as well as other not so common like chest pain, fatigue, headache, cough, stiffness in the neck, nosebleeds, sensitivity to light, shortness of breath and a rapid heart beat to name a handful. That’s enough to make you feel like you’re dying don’t you think?

It can be serious if not handled properly so let’s look at an effective mono remedy that you could use to treat mono.

  1. Drink Water – Your body needs to stay hydrated, especially when you have a fever so drink lots of water during the day.

  2. Gargle – To alleviate your sore throat try gargling some salt in warm water

  3. Rest – Your body can heal itself from this disease it just needs you to help it by providing the rest that it needs

  4. Supplements – The fact that you have mononucleosis tells that your immune system is compromised and needs help in order to fight this off. Suggested supplements you should take are Vitamins A, C and E as well as zinc and selenium.

  5. Herbs – Here are some herbs that help the body to heal from mononucleosis; Echinacea, garlic, and Olive Leaf Extract. Whether you have these in pill form or as a tea does not matter for effectiveness.

So while you have contracted a disease that has to run its course you now have a mono remedy to try to see what works for you. Some remedies just do not work for some people so you may have to go through some trial and error before you find your answer.

Always remember to look for the natural remedy for whatever condition affects you or your loved ones as they are always out there and typically better for you then prescription drugs with much less, if any, of the harmful side effects.

Learning the Meaning Behind Dreams for a Better Life

Can Your Dreams Help You Succeed In Life?

Dreams – we all have them. But are they really significant in the real world? Many people do believe that remembering and learning to interpret your dreams can help you solve problems in the waking world, confront and conquer repressed feelings and issues that you avoid or are afraid to deal with in the waking world, and can help you to become the best person that you can be.

Since the beginning of recorded history, dreams have played a significant role in the lives of many people. Military, political, and spiritual decisions have been made because of a dream. In some tribes, the crossover from childhood to manhood includes isolating oneself from the rest of the tribe and communing with the spirit world through dreams. The dreams are believed to reveal to the young man what his purpose in this life will be – the path that he should take for his journey through his life on earth.

Dreams are the brain’s way of sorting all of the information taken in during your waking hours. While we may be faintly aware of things going on in the background, the brain only focuses on what is of the most significance at the moment – everything else is stored away to be dealt with at a later time – and that occurs in our dreams.

Dreams can be a way for you to take a close look at yourself and learn just exactly what makes you tick – what your true desires are. Dreams can also provide you with a way to face the things that you do not like about yourself and learn to change these aspects of your personality into something that is positive and more productive in your waking life.

Some people base all of their personal, business, and social decisions on what they learn from interpreting their dreams. They learn to manipulate their dreams in order to focus on decisions in their lives that need to be made.

Sigmund Freud, one of the greatest minds of the 19th century, revolutionized he study of dreams. He called dreams the “royal road to the unconscious”. Freud’s initial assessment of dreams was that all dreams were of a sexual nature. While he later gave up that theory, he clung to the theory that dreams are a wish fulfillment – a way for our conscious minds to become aware of what our deepest desires may be as well as our deepest fears.

Carl Jung studied under Freud. His views on dreams differed quite dramatically – to the point that they parted company and went their separate ways in their studies of dreams. Jung believed that dreams were more spiritual in nature. Like Freud, Jung believed that dreams were a “window to our unconscious” – a way of communicating and acquainting ourselves with the unconscious. Through our dreams, we can explore our true feelings and find solutions to problems we are facing in our waking life. Jung believed that our dreams “serve to guide the waking self to achieve wholeness” – a unity of body, spirit, and mind.

Your dreams can help you bring about a unity of body, spirit, and mind by showing you the path in life that will lead to happiness. Many times we may take a job because the pay is good, the benefits are good, and the “social status” we are searching for can be obtained through this job. But, if the job does not make us happy – if the job is not the career that we truly desire – is this keeping us from feeling successful? In many cases, the answer is yes.

Being successful means different things to different people. But to most people, being successful means that we are achieving our goals in a personal, professional, and social aspect. Your dreams can actually help you on your journey to success. Dreams allow you to explore your true desires and once your true desires are identified, you can begin the task of achieving them. Dreams can help you face aspects of your personality that you may not like – and once you have faced them, you have the power of changing these things about yourself and becoming the best person that you can be.

Throughout the history of man, even during the days of the Bible, dreams have played a significant role. God spoke to many through their dreams. Many people have been warned of medical problems in their dreams – and in many cases were able to make changes that helped them avoid the medical problem. Dreams are way to create a unity in mind, body, and spirit – thus creating a way for us to achieve success in our lives. Dreams are one of the free resources available to help us choose the path in life that will fulfill all of our desires.

Angular Cheilitis – Cracked Mouth Corners – Relationships Suffer & Lives Are Ruined

Millions suffer with ugly, raw sores in the corner of the mouth. This condition's fancy medical name is Angular Cheilitis. It is more commonly called cracked Corners of The Mouth.

While it is not contagious, it is a persistent painful affliction characterized by deep, red, harsh, crusty lesions or blisters in the corner of the mouth, usually in both corners. Lip licking, while giving temporary relief, always aggravates the affliction.

Bouts of the miserable sores in corners of the mouth can last for several months and sometimes can even last for years.

The unappealing raw splits in the corner of the mouth are not only extremely painful but are quite embarrassing as well. Total strangers, acquaints, and sometimes even friends stare and make ridiculous hateful and hurtful remarks like Aids Face, Syphilis Lips, or Leper Mouth all based on ignorant assumptions. The affliction is often mistaken by the uninformed for lack of hygiene, constant drooling, Herpes, Syphilis, or Aids.

Some sufferers have complete personality changes going from friendly, outgoing, happy individuals to withdrawn, quiet, shy sourpusses.

The individual or the family usually tries to seek a cure through professional medical help. The typical treatment prescribed by most Doctors is 1% hydro cortisone, which does little if anything to alleviate the pain or cure the condition.

Angular Cheilitis is certainly irritating and physically painful but emotionally it can be devastating. It consistently leaves its mark on the sufferer's relationships and all but eliminates any social interactions.

Yes, affection is indeed one of the main things a person with Cracked Corner Of Mouth or Angular Cheilitis loses. No one wants to hug much less kiss someone with this injury on the lips.

The sufferer loses the opportunity to be natural, to be outgoing, to freely interact with friends and family. He is usually treated like an outcast.

If the condition does persist for months or years, the sufferer's whole life is drastically changed. He sees himself differently, he interacts with others differently, and he thinks and acts as though his life has been ruined.

An all-natural, painless, effective, 3-hour cure is now available. This cure is complete and fast acting no matter how long you've had the condition. It was discovered and developed by the desperate father of a young teenager boy whose life was in ruins due to a three-year flare-up of Cracked Corner Of The Mouth. The ingredients for the angular cheilitis home treatment can be found in most bathrooms or kitchens.

Disability Tax Credit for Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Disability of any type causes the normal functioning to deteriorate or completely stop it. Disability can be of any type and may be acquired as a result of some accidents or gradually because of a disease. One of the most widespread disabilities especially affecting women is Fibromyalgia. A woman affected with this disorder constantly complains of fatigue and pain in the entire body. There is pain in most part of the body such as the in the lower back, in the hips, knees, shins, shoulders, neck and elbows. The person affected with this disorder finds difficulty in accomplishing his day to day tasks.

There can be many reasons for Fibromyalgia. One of the most common and widely understood reasons for Fibromyalgia is metabolic abnormalities. As a result of this the blood flow is hampered in certain parts of the brain such as the pituitary area. This decrease in the blood flow leads to a chain reaction in the brain and certain hormones decline. The most important hormones which decline as a result of the decrease in the blood flow are the somatotropin hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone. All these changes in the hormones result in problems at a mental level such as a person being unable to take a proper decision.

There can be many more reasons for this problem. Sometimes the symptoms are extremely difficult to uncover. Some of the most common causes which lead to this problem are stress, depression, nutritional deficiency, insomnia and high level of toxins. All these can very much result in fibromyalgia.

There can be many symptoms of fibromyalgia. Often it is difficult to know as what precisely leads to the problem. Widespread muscle pain is one of the most important symptoms of this problem. Fatigue, sleeping difficulties, dizziness can also be fibromyalgia. If a person is constantly anxious or is depressed, then he or she may be suffering from fibromyalgia. Headaches, impaired memory, problems in vision, skin rashes and problems in coordination can also be very much the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

There are many complications associated with fibromyalgia. Continuous tiredness and pain is experienced by the person suffering from this problem. As a result, he or she is not able to concentrate on the work on hand. There is pain in the specific portions of the body. Cognitive disabilities can also be the result of this problem and the person suffering from it may not be able to do his day to day normal job.

There are many tax benefits available for people suffering from the problem. Canadian Disability Corporation can help you in a great way to get you the disability tax credit. CDC will let you know about the rights of a person suffering from the problem. CDC will provide information about all the benefits that a person can get suffering from this problem. CDC will provide all the extra information that you need in order to get the disability tax credit benefits. The people employed at the CDC are all experienced professional and they help the individual concerned after he has filled the online application form giving out all the required details.

Allurex – A Personal Review

Most sexually enhancing supplements on the market today are mainly targeted towards the male market. Allurex is a male enhancement pill that can also be used by women to increase their sex life as well. Some of the benefits seen from taking this product are increasing sex drive, increasing overall sensation during sex, and making orgasms more enjoyable and intense in both men and women. The formula that makes up this sexual enhancement uses common ingredients in order to not only be natural, but in hopes to be effective as well.

The exact ingredients used in Allurex are Maca, Long Jack Root, Evodia, Catuaba, Huanarpo Macho, and Chuchuasi. Many of these ingredients have been used in other pills as well, so they are nothing new to the market. They remain to be a blend of natural energy boosters and aphrodisiacs. This formula could benefit from the additions of much more potent ingredients such as Epimedium and Yohimbe. Even though some ingredients in Allurex are not considered to be leading aphrodisiacs to use, they are completely safe. Consumers have reported no side effects, and this product can also be conveniently bought without a prescription.

There are a couple different ways that this product can work for a man or a woman. In women, the aphrodisiacs will work to increase their sex drive, and will work to increase energy. Other benefits women may find is that they will have more feeling in their vaginal area, as well as their orgasms can increase in intensity. For men, they can expect a similar sex drive boost as women. Men will also find the energy boost from this product can help them to last longer during sex. Men's orgasms can increase a great deal, and the down time between orgasms can shorten from taking Allurex. The pill is designed to help men and women out shortly before sex, so either party should take it when they expect to have sex within an hour.

Completely natural products such as Allurex work different for whoever takes it because people's bodies react differently to the ingredients. The reason only natural ingredients are used is because they are safe for any consumer to take them. Some might find that because this product is made for both men and women that it will not be significant at solving erectile dysfunction and impotency issues in men. Women like products that can be used by both them and their partner so that their sex is completely changed and enhanced, and not just the male partner benefitting from sexual enhancement supplements.