Blood Pressure Normal Range – What Is Too High and What Is Too Low

We all seek to have our blood pressure readings in the normal range. It used to be the systolic or higher of the two blood pressure readings was based on age. We don’t think this way so much anymore. It is true; blood pressure normal ranges vary a bit from age group to age group. With that in mind, ideally how much should your BP? This article will explain.

Many years ago, it was thought the systolic reading would be normal if it was 100+ your age. So a 75-year-old person could acceptably have a systolic reading of 175. We no longer think of this as a really good reading. However, it is normal for children and adolescents to have readings lower than those of adults.

A systolic reading we now think of as ideal would be one that would range under 140 and can be considered to be low when it gets to 110 or less. Some say 120 would be the perfect systolic reading. However, it is normally thought that until the reading is higher than 140 it is very good. Also a reading between 140 and 150 is only considered moderately high.

As far as the diastolic or lower reading is concerned, 80 seems to be the magic number. A reading that is in the 80s is still considered normal. It is when the diastolic reading is over 90 that a red flag goes up signaling there could be hypertension present. On the other hand, a diastolic reading of over 110 is a signal it is a more severe case of hypertension.

The diastolic number is still considered normal, or even perfect when it is as low as 70. Readings in the 60s are on the low side of normal and below that hypotension, or low blood pressure, could possibly be the issue.

So, you could think of a reading of 120/80 as a perfect one. However, 140/84 would not be at all bad. It is important to bring up one point. A person who has been living with the blood pressure of, for instance, 150/96 for a while, may exhibit signs of hypotension if suddenly his BP was brought down to 120/80.

It is the goal of physicians to bring down hypertension gradually. If this can be done by natural means, such as a change in diet, that would be great. If blood pressure medication is needed to do the trick, it will be administered in small dosages, at least at first.

With this knowledge in hand, you can get a good feel for whether or not hypertension is an issue in your life. However, your doctor should have the final say and you should have regular checkups. This is the only way to truly know whether or not your blood pressure readings are normal, high or low.

Complete Information on Aneurysmal Bone Cysts With Treatment and Prevention

Aneurismale beencyste are a benign leg tumour, meaning that it not to other areas of the body uitzaaiing. It occurs typically in the second decade of living and can come in nearly no matter which leg in the poor, the legs, trunk or skull. The vertebrae and knee are the most common sites of occurrence. It can however be quite destructive locally and has a high propensity for recurrence. The cause of these tumors is unknown. However, they are believed to emerge in response to a disturbance of the rich capillary network in the host bone. Controversy exists as to whether or not aneurysmal bone cysts emerge secondary to a pre-existing tumor. It commonly involves the proximal humerus, femur, tibia, and pelvis.

Aneurysmal bone cysts are more common in females than males. In about half of all cases, a preexisting tumor, such as fibrous dysplasia, nonossifying fibroma, solitary bone cyst or osteosarcoma can be identified. Recently, abnormalities in the chromosomes of the tumor cells have been described, but the significance of these findings is unclear. The most common problem that an aneurysmal bone cyst will cause is weakening of the bone. This may lead to increased susceptibility to fracture at that location. Because of this, the bone cyst may need to be treated in the operating room to prevent a fracture. Due to the impedance of venous flow, the intracystic pressure increases and the small veins become dilated causing formation of aneurysmal slits.

The lesion is a component of, or occurs, already exist leg tumour in approximately one third case, this discovery further confirms the fact that aneurysmal bone cyst occurs in an unusual bone as a result of the associated blood dynamics change. An aneurysmal bone cyst can arise from a preexisting chondroblastoma, a chondromyxoid fibroma, an osteoblastoma, a giant cell tumor, or fibrous dysplasia. Spinal lesions may cause neurologic radiculopathy or quadriplegia, and patients with skull lesions may have moderate to severe headaches. Aneurysmal bone cysts may be intraosseous, staying inside of the bone marrow. Or they may be extraosseous, developing on the surface of the bone, and extending into the marrow. The symptoms of an aneurysmal bone cyst resemble symptoms of other conditions or medical problems.

Sometimes the beencyste be found to after a crack have happened, this will be called a pathological crack. In this case, the treatment of the crack will include also treatment of the beencyste to prevent a recurrence of this problem. The treatment approach will vary depending of the location and aggressiveness of the lesion. Most lesions can be treated with currettage and application of a high-speed burr. Selective embolectomy of nutrient vessels and percutaneous injection of a fibrosing agent are newer treatment modalities. Once the precise diagnosis is known, local recurrences may be retreated by appropriate methods. Wide resection and limb-sparing reconstructions are necessary to prevent progressively destructive recurrence. Radiation has been used in some cases where operative treatment is not possible, but this adds the additional risk of malignancy.

Penis Enlarging Exercises – Natural Penis Enlarging Techniques

Hey, Scott here. Today there exists quite a few websites that contain information about penis enlarging exercises, but few of them actually go into any detail about the nature and “modus operandi” of these highly effective penile enlarging techniques. For that reason I have decided to write an extended article that explains specific use and effectiveness of the various types of male enlargement exercises being used today.

Before we get started, I want to briefly discuss the history and origin of penis enlarging exercises and other similar techniques that have developed in various cultures worldwide. Men worldwide have been performing penis enlarging exercises for thousands of years. The majority of these techniques are of Arabic origin with the remainder being developed by Egyptian, Chinese and Indian cultures. Most cultures use techniques that primarily consist of hand movements that use applied pressure to slowly force blood into the glans of a semi-hard erection, and although there are a few countries such as India that use stretching weights for enlargement, you should never confuse penile stretching with penis enlarging exercises. Penile stretching is very risky and can cause serious long term damage if not performed properly.

Ok, now lets talk about the two most important penis exercises that you will ever need to know. These highly effective penile enlarging techniques are called Jelqing and Kegel exercises. Jelqing is primarily used for enlarging the length and girth (thickness) of your penis, while Kegel’s are used to enhance overall erection quality and provide a large range of other exciting benefits.

Want to know a little more? Of course you do, so here we go:

  • Kegel Exercises – Kegels are the backbone of every penis enlarging program on the internet today, simply because they can be done anywhere at anytime and nobody will even know you are doing them. You know that little muscle that is used to stop the flow of urine when you pee? Thats called the PC Muscle, and it’s the very same muscle you use when doing Kegels. Kegels can be used to achieve harder, longer lasting erections and also work incredibly well to eliminate problems such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. You can never do enough kegel exercises, so fire away guys and get to kegeling!
  • Jelqing – Jelqing has also been related to “milking” which is a simliar type of penis enlarging technique that involves almost the exact same hand movements. To properly execute the Jelq, one must grab a semi-erect penis near the abdomen (I must stress here semi-erect only!) by making the “ok” sign with his index finger and thumb. The hand is then used to slowly and firmly draw the penis away from the body in a milking fashion, forcing blood into the glans to stimulate and encourage growth. Over the years, many different variations of jelqing have developed, although this method is the most common.

Now before you go running off to start your penis enlarging routine, there is one more very important step that you need to learn called the warm up. Warming up is performed right before and immediately after you finish your daily session of penis enlarging exercises. This step is crucial to preventing injury and necessary to further encourage growth within the soft muscle tissue and capillaries of the penis, so ignore this step at your own risk.

A warm up is performed by taking a large wash cloth and soaking it in hot water until it is thoroughly wet and warm. After wringing out the excess water, wrap the towel completely around your penis and testicles. Let sit for approximately two minutes and then repeat the entire process over again two more times. Another great method for warming up is to take a hot bath or shower for 5 to 10 minutes. This has the same effect as using a hot wrap, helping to improve circulation while loosening connective tissue and preventing injury.

Neuropathy, Why the Pain, the Tingling and the Numbness?

Neuropathy has many symptoms. It may start with a tingling feeling and end up with numbness. It can be a pricking, or burning sensation, loss of reflexes and muscle shrinkage, abnormal sensations, or sensitivity to touch. Its worse symptom is pain, sometimes so excruciating that a person would amputate rather then continue the pain.

It is called many names such as paresthesia, neuritis, neuralgia, dysesthensia, hypoesthesia, hypesthesia, hypalgesia, hypealgesia and hyperesthesia due to its many different kinds of symptoms.

But, what underlies all these symptoms?
They are created by a specific type of nerve damage. This nerve damage can come from too much sugar in the blood (the reason it is a side effect of diabetes). It can be caused by exposure to chemicals such as cancer treatments, poisons, alcoholism, or a side effect of some medications. It can be the result of kidney or liver failure, infectious disease or nutritional deficiencies especially B vitamins. The reasons are many; the damage they produce is the same.

What creates the problem is damage done to the outer lining of the nerve cell. Cells have coverings much like an electrical wire has an insulation of plastic. Have you ever seen a wire whose insulation is damaged – the electrical current doesn’t flow correctly. It can send electricity out from the area where it is damaged, it can stop the flow of electricity or it can damage what its supposed to be supplying electricity to.

A damaged nerve covering does the same thing. It can send out “sparks” that cause tingling, it can stop the flow resulting in numbness. It can create feelings of hot or cold or a sensitivity due to crossed signals. It can definitely cause pain especially as the damage gets worse.
The idea is to fix this outer covering. This is called the myelin sheath. What is needed is specific B vitamins. The only question is how to get these B vitamins in sufficient amounts so that the body can actually repair the damage. Isolated B vitamins that are sold at the health food stores or local drug stores get washed out of the system too quickly to fix the damage. It would be hard to take enough of this type of nutrients to make a difference. You can’t get it from vitamins made in a laboratory.

What is needed is a whole food supplement with methylcobalamine and benfotiamine and other B vitamins that the body can use to repair the cells. That is one of the functions of the body, to repair cells. But it does need specific nutrients to do its job.

Nutrients are what a body runs on. A car runs on gas. If you drive the car down the road, it uses up a steady amount of that gas. If you take that same car and speed down the freeway, you will use up a lot of gas. When you take a body “out on the freeway”, or put it under physical stress, it uses up a lot more nutrients. Thus, getting the right supplements in the right amount is important.

Just as a car won’t drive without giving it gas. A body can’t repair itself (or function correctly) without the proper nutrients it needs to “drive”. In the case of neuropathy, it needs these B vitamins.

Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Athlete?

Being an athlete is not an easy job. During the course of the season you are going to be encouraged, discouraged, pushed, pulled, complimented, chewed out, and pushed to your physical and mental limits to become the best player that you are capable of becoming.

To often, players participate in athletics for the wrong reasons. They come into the season out of shape, both mentally and physically. Their attitude is complacent and they are satisfied with
being average. They do not want to work hard enough to become a champion. And when the going gets tough, this player will quit on themselves, or worse yet … disappear in a key ball game.

Being an athlete is much more than wearing your school colors and being a member of the team. It involves hard work, dedication, commitment, and a sense of pride in yourself and your teammates. The long hours an athlete puts in are the building blocks for a successful future not only in athletics, but more importantly in life.

Do you have what it takes to be an athlete? There are several questions you must answer honestly if you are going to be the best that you can be in sports and in life.

1. Are you coachable?

Are you a student of the game, willing to learn what the coaching staff has to teach you? Are you willing to accept criticism to make you a better player or do you have the 'know it all' attitude? Do you strive to improve on a daily basis? Do you want to become the best you are capable of becoming?

2. Are you willing to practice?

I'm not talking about showing up and putting in your time, but rather the willingness to work hard
every day. It is imperative to practice at game speed with the passion that you exhibit during games. Do you come early and stay late? Are you willing to help your teammate become a better player? Great athletes work hard to become great athletes. While it is true there are some athletes who are born with natural ability, most great athletes work for years to reach their peak performance level.

3. Are you a competitor?

Does the passion to compete burn within your soul? Do you want to win, expect to win, and work to win on a daily basis? Do you refuse to lose when the game is on the line? Are you willing to step to the plate when there is a serve to be made, rebound to be grabbed, or catch to be made? Does it bother you when you give less than your best? And, does it tear at your heart when you lose? Philosopher Denis Diderot said, "Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things."

4. Are you willing to sacrifice to become the best athlete possible?

Sports are not just about the competition. It is about the preparation. That means spending time
in the weight room during the summer, maintaining a regimen of exercise, eating right, and getting proper rest. Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player in modern times, said, "I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I do not do things halfheartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect halfhearted results. That's why I approached practice the same way I approached games. You can not turn it on and off like a faucet. I could not dog it during practice then, when I needed that extra push late in the game , expect it to be there. " And professional golfer Seve Ballesteros added, "To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice." And practice requires sacrifice.

5. Are you willing to work on your weaknesses?

Too often, players do not want to spend time working on their weaknesses. It is easier and less painful to work on the things we do well. However, as a player, we are held back because we fail to spend time working on our weak skills or fundamentals. Remember, pain is temporary ….. the pride of doing something well lasts forever.

6. Are you willing to work through adversity?

It is said that adversity causes some men to break and others to break records. Lou Holtz, one of the top college football coaches in America over the last twenty years, stated that "I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity." Are you mentally tough? Can you bounce back when faced with defeat? It is not whether you get knocked down that counts …. rather how many times you rise from the canvas. When you give it your best, you may run out of time on the clock, but you will never lose.

7. Do you have the character necessary to be a champion?

John Wooden said sports do not develop character, they reveal it. As an athlete you are in the
public spotlight. Your conduct, what you say and what you do, makes news. And nothing sells newspapers like bad news. It is easy to find someone who will lead you the wrong way. It might be a teammate or a friend. Just as it takes years to develop as an athlete, you should work to develop your character …. one that is respected by teammates and others in your community. It takes determination to resist the temptations that are out there. A friend of mine, Kevin Wall, uses this daily measuring stick- "Have I done more for some today than some have done for me?" If a person can answer "yes" at the end of the day, then that person has had a good day.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Long Penis

It has been perceived in the history of mankind that being the proud owner of a long penis put any man in a privileged position. This prized possession has single-handedly built a sense of grandeur amongst men in our society. One could almost say this one attribute overshadows several social status indicators such as power, money, and materials which normally give men leverage over another. But, contrary to popular belief, there are advantages and disadvantage to having a long penis.

The Appeal Factor

Advantage: From a sexual perspective, there are many of you who favor the potential enjoyment of a long penis. There are many that will only engage in sexual intercourse with those that possess this desirable commodity. The shear look of a long penis is enough to make otherwise aggressive people submit to its every demand.

Disadvantage: There are also those of you who feel threatened by the above average length of these male sexual organs. When you look at one or even think about one all you may imagine is an excruciatingly painful sexual experience. For anyone who knows the average sizes of the rectum or the vagina, they know that anything beyond the average penis length of around 6 in. is excessive and unnecessary for modest sexual enjoyment.

The Girth Factor

Advantage: There are many of you who are able to be fully satisfied sexually with a longer than average penis. You all completely disband the potential enjoyment that would come from a penis with above average girth as opposed to length. But, in some instances, there are those men out there that have the best of both worlds with girth and length. This makes everyone who already craves the extended length very happy.

Disadvantage: Some of you just simply prefer girth alone. It has been found that the most pleasurable erogenous zones within the rectum and/or vagina are between 2.5 in – 4 in from the entrance of either. So, it would appear more enjoyable for a man to have a wide penis of average length than a long penis that will potentially lack the necessary girth.

The Performance Factor

Advantage: There are places inside the rectum and vagina that just simply can’t be reach with an average sized penis. You will sometimes hear people say things like “I want to feel his penis in my stomach” which alludes to the penis going very deep inside of them. Several people find euphoric pleasure through this sexual privilege.

Disadvantage: There are several fluent motions during sex that a man with a longer penis will be unable to perform. It is very dangerous and unhealthy for any man to attempt positions where the penis may be bent to extreme angles. This is especially true with a man with more length. Some like to feel the heat from the body of their partner during sex to heighten the experience. This is a luxury that a man with a longer penis may not be able to provide.

The Penetration Factor

Advantage: The recipients of these colossal penises have their rectum or vagina engorged with penis for ultimate pleasure. Whatever deep itch the recipient needs scratched by this penis, will get their wish. For those that indulge in the form of sexual gratification, this is probably the most beneficial aspect of dealing with a man with this sized male organ.

Disadvantage: The man with the long penis will very seldom get his entire penis satisfied during sexual intercourse. In most cases, the lower portion this organ will have to miss out on the action unless his partner decides to pleasure that portion in other ways. This is one of the huge benefits of having an average sized penis.

Depending on what a person wants from his or her sexual experiences, this penile variance can have either an advantage or a disadvantage. You decide.

Top 3 Super Foods Revealed – Foods That Make Your Penis Bigger

If you are looking to gain some inches and girth, and are seeking a safe and natural way to achieve this, then you have to consider trying these tips I am about to give you on foods that make your penis bigger. Millions of men around the world are unhappy with their size, but are not willing to use silly pumps or pills that are loaded with side effects. Use all natural ways. These are 3 foods that will help you Naturally. if you combine these foods with the penile Enhancement program, you will have great results.

1. Salmon- Eat this food as well Which is a great one of the Foods That Make Your Penis Bigger. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids which makes the blood less sticky, therefore it causes the blood flow to your penis to be improved drastically.

2. Bananas- Men who add 2-4 inches to their lengths always have good blood circulation, so eating bananas that by the way are an excellent source of potassium is great and a must do. Potassium is awesome for the heart and blood circulation, therefore a must have if you are trying to grow larger. Eating bananas helps keep sodium amounts in your body low, and that stops your blood pressure from skyrocketing and it also lowers the risk of heart problems.

3. Onions- What this food does for people is that it thins your blood and enhances your circulation, also making it less likely to clot and clog up. Very important if you are trying to move blood to your penis.

These Foods That Make Your Penis Bigger are the top 3 and will help you to gain 2-4 inches if you combine them with Penile Enlargement exercises.

Psoriasis Herbal Treatments – Follow The Natural Path

There is almost no other skin problem that can compare to the painfully chronic disease of Psoriasis. The permanent skin element of Psoriasis has yet to have a cure or even a commonly known cause. It is a skin disease inflicting millions of people from all over every continent and environmental condition, at any given time. It is also a skin disease that seems to randomly choose any and every age group, and any various genetic family history backgrounds. Although, there are temporary breaks from the scaling and inflammation, that is basically known to be caused by the individual's outer skin cells abnormally producing much faster than what our outer skin is naturally made to do. This inevitably causes layers of overbuilt skin scales and severs inflammation.

Although, the worst case scenarios of Psoriasis may sometimes need the treatments of prescriptions, there are many Psoriasis herbal treatments that do very well for most, especially in the milder flare ups that occurs at any given time. For immediate relief, there are home remedies of oatmeal baths that do quite well for a good amount of scaly skin removal. Even with a lot of extra dead skin build up, the oatmeal works in tenderizing the extra scales of unwanted skin.

When it comes to all natural herbal remedies, there are several essential oils and herbs that are quite popular for their effectiveness. The extract of Dandelion has been proven to be a natural allergenic remedy. The essential oil of Tea Tree is a very powerful anti-bacterial antiseptic that does very well in lessoning the inflammation, directly due to the fungicide efficiency factors in it. The essential oils of Peppermint, Chamomile and even pure wild cherries contain natural amounts of antiseptic and astringent properties that are high enough to be very effective within the external inflammation of most mild to medium flare ups.

One of the most wellness herbal plants for Psoriasis and so many other outer health issues is the plant, known commonly as Aloe Vera. The inner natural plant gel will reduce irritation immediately upon application to any infected areas, and there will be a healing effectiveness too, not just a discomfort reliever. One other wonderful plus to the Aloe Vera plant gel is that it also works very well upon your scalp, whether it may be Psoriasis or even just dandruff issues. More information on For all : many of the herbal treatments Psoriasis , there are On Aromatherapy practitioners ' That have vast amounts of knowledge – upon – educated what is safe to use and how to Utilize these herbs and plants in the most efficient manner.

Vinegar – One Time Cure For Fungal Infection

Toe nail fungus can be one of the most difficult infections to cure owing to the difficulty to completely eradicate the infection. The toe nail fungus spreads through a variety of sources like the damp and moist area of ​​the floor, contaminated areas, sharing a common sandal or shoes that are already infected with the fungus. They also normally spread through the sweats.

The dampness and darkness are the favourites of the toe nail fungus. There are many home remedies for the toe nail fungal eradications. Some of them include the use of essential oils, herbs, Vicks rub, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. Many time a mix and match combination works better for some individuals. There are also proofs that many kinds of home remedies are done simultaneously to cure the infection.

Among the above said home remedial measures, Vinegar is the most commonly used ingredient for treating the fungal infection. Vinegar is a sour tasting fluid that is acidic in nature which is produced from the ethanol oxidation of fermented fruit juices like the apple, grape. It is also produced from the oxidation of cider, beer, wine and many liquids that contain alcohol.

There are many types of vinegar namely, malt vinegar, apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar, coconut vinegar, raisin vinegar, white vinegar, Chinese black vinegar, honey vinegar and many other flavoured vinegar. All these vinegar are acidic in nature and can be effectively used to cure the fungal infection. Fortunately, most of these vinegar are culinary in nature and can be used safely against the fungal infection.

Vinegar is used as an antimicrobial agent since ancient times mainly to treat fungal and viral infections. Apple cider vinegar is the most powerful among the all to treat all kinds of fungal infection which has the maximum penetrating power and thus kill the fungus.

Dilution of 50:50 of apple cider vinegar with the water is a perfect solution to treat the fungal infections. Dipping the infected areas in this solution for 30 minutes at least 3 times daily for many consecutive weeks can drastically reduce the infection rate. Both hot and cold baths are preferred. However dipping in hot and cold baths alternatively can greatly help to fight against the infection. Even for both hot and cold dippings, minimum 30 minutes is required compulsorily.

The acidic nature of the fungus relieves the itching of the skin and balances the PH of the skin. The acidic environment produced by the vinegar greatly discourages the growth of the fungus as they can not grow in these conditions. In some cases, the combination of the apple cider vinegar with hydrogen peroxide is a great combination to fight infection. Hydrogen peroxide kills the fungus effectively.

Above all maintaining healthy toes by following clean methods like washing the toes regularly after returning from outside and wearing clean and loose fitting shoes also help to prevent infections. Even care has to be taken for the socks to stop the spread of the infection.

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Why Antiseptic Cream Should Always Be In Your First Aid Kit

Providing a soothing treatment to host of minor ailments, antiseptic cream should be a constant in first aid kits in the home. Whenever a mishap occurs, to kids or adults, it is a great to immediately help the natural healing process and ward of any possibility of infection.

Antiseptic cream can be used to successfully treat any minor problem, so is ideal for tending to kids that fall over. Many a child will graze their knee or cut their arms as they are out playing with friends, and other than the shock the sight of injury is never nice. After cleaning however, a quick application of the cream to the affected area, and they will back raising hell in double quick time.

For insect stings and bites they are excellent too. Naturally soothing, the creams are also cold which helps immediately calm down the sting, reduces swelling and works as a mild pain relief. Of course though, if the sting is particularly bad, or the person affected has an allergy, then medical advice should be sought at the earliest opportunity.

Because antiseptic cream is naturally soothing, they are also good for treating minor scalds and burns. As such, having a tube to hand in the kitchen is ideal for when the inevitable cup of coffee is split, or when somebody inadvertently brushes up against a hot iron.

Men in particular should always have a supply in standby, as it is a great way to treat those shaving nicks that will happen. In this regard, it is the ideal accompaniment to an adolescent's first razor; where there will no doubt be the odd bit of blood split.

Antiseptic cream is not only useful to have for first aid use however, for ongoing minor skin complaints it is useful. Again, teenagers will reap the benefits for treating the outbreak of acne. Though there are a thousand and one preparations on the market for alleviating spots and blackheads today, few are as truly effective as antiseptic cream.

For younger children too, those still in nappies, it is an ideal treatment to alleviate the pain of nappy rash. Likewise, for the treatment of blisters and sores in adults it is excellent. The soothing sensation will immediately help, whilst the protection against infection ensures the problem will not get worse.

Sunburn too can be treated effectively, though this obviously should be applied to the area very gently. Treatment as soon as the condition has been spotted is best, to again prevent any chance of the sores becoming infected. However, treating the condition over a period of days will also help heal the area a lot quicker than would otherwise be expected.

Because of its abilities to ward of infection, it is also great for killing harmful bacteria. As such, many hospitals are promoting its use in the fight against MRSA. But in daily use too, it is great to use as a hand cream, and give protection against any nasties that could be picked up in normal activities.

Laser Cryptolysis And Halitosis

Cryptolysis is known as a surgical treatment which is used to take care of the causes underlying bad breath (halitosis). Cryptolysis is a non-invasive treatment method that is conducted with no need of general anesthesia. It makes use of CO2 laser technologies to do away with halitosis. So, so how exactly does cryptolysis function to stop halitosis?

The oral mucous membrane is made up of crypts that are somewhat deep pits, or invaginations within the mucosal lining of oral structures. The tonsils consist of the deepest crypts which are also several. In these kinds of crypts, food particles collect and invite bacteria which decompose these particles. When sulfur producing bacteria invade the tonsillar crypts, halitosis is pronounced. Research has shown that sulfur producing bacteria are the main reason behind halitosis which is immune to treatment. The build up of food debris, white blood cells, bacteria and cellular debris within the tonsillar crypts can lead to the formation of tonsillar stones which can worsen halitosis even additionally. Cryptolysis eliminates the crypts of the tonsils that happen to be the principle source of halitosis in many patients. Occasionally, cryptolysis can be carried out on the gums because they include crypts which can predispose to halitosis.

Cryptolysis entails making use of laser to remove the crypts within the tonsils and/or the gums. The laser smoothes out your tonsillar crypts; therefore, lowers the general surface area of the mucosal surface of the tongue which reduces the area available for sulfur producing bacteria. The application of laser incorporates destroying the crypts without eliciting the formation of excessive scar tissue. The operation is frequently carried out using local anesthesia. Over fifty percent of the patients who go through cryptolysis are completely halitosis-free after just one 30 minute treatment visit. Most patients require no more than 3 treatment sessions to eliminate halitosis entirely.

Cryptolysis is now considered one of the most hassle-free treatment plans for halitosis. It is a method that can be performed while on an out-patient basis and needs only topical anesthesia. In addition, the price of the operation is rather low. A cryptolysis procedure session normally costs less than 1/10 of that of a tonsillectomy. On the other hand, the efficiency of cryptolysis is undeniable. More than 96% of patients with halitosis, who undergo cryptolysis, are completely cured. The procedure also serves patients who experience of repeated attacks of tonsillitis. Those patients show a decrease in the amount of episodes of tonsillitis each year after undergoing cryptolysis.

Cryptolysis is non-invasive treatment which is used successfully to overcome halitosis. The procedure works through the elimination of the crypts on the surface on the tonsils and gums that gather sulfur producing bacteria which can be the primary causes underlying halitosis. Cryptolysis is secure, affordable and efficient in eradicating halitosis and tonsil stones.

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Cause and Effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that has been around since the beginning of mankind. Its symptoms were recognized and mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. It is the result of being exposed to an event or events that are so severe and traumatizing that they basically overload the mind. If you are young under the age of 20 it can physically change the brain permanently.

PTSD symptoms are frequently chronic and can be delayed for many years before overcoming the victim. Symptoms include intrusive thoughts, racing thoughts, paranoia, agoraphobia, flashbacks, irritability, severe nightmares, night sweats, depression and other anxiety disorder.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sometimes incorrectly referred to by the media as post traumatic syndrome, can be caused or triggered by witnessing or being involved any number trauma related events. These include combat, car accidents, domestic battery, rape, assault, industrial accidents, murder, imprisonment and personal injury. The response to these events is entirely personal. Events that have no effect on others or even events that you have witnessed previously may not have any effect on you in terms of PTSD.

The event that causes you to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder may seem to pass without note or it can cause you to have a total breakdown immediately after the experience. Again this is normal as each of us responds differently to the trauma. Marines, soldiers, sailors, police officers, EMS, firemen and first responders who are under orders or carrying out their profession frequently show no immediate effect to a trauma event or series of events. Many of these people do what is commonly called “stuffing it” or ignoring it. The effects of stuffing their exposure frequently means the anxiety disorder will show up later, sometimes many years later.

Other Post Traumatic Stress Disorder suffers may have an immediate response to the event. They can be severely affected within hours or days. Hopefully there are mental health professionals available to provide treatment. It is understood that if you receive treatment relatively soon after a trauma event you have a much better ability overcome the symptoms of PTSD. Frequently just discussing the event shortly after it has occurred can go a long way to healing the wounds.

Individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder frequently develop additional mental disorders as a result of their PTSD. These include depression, substance abuse, alcoholism, sleep disorders, suicide, agoraphobia, GAD and panic disorder. In addition physical medical problems also increase and can include cardiac, dental, intestinal, and digestive diseases. Some physicians feel it also increases the risk of cancer.

People who suffer from PTSD in the chronic delay form seem to suffer the most and tend have more trouble controlling the symptoms. Many combat veterans have come home thinking they have escaped the effects of what they endured only to find that PTSD symptoms show up years later.

Many of us have used various methods to control and hide the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some sufferers have used exercise, adrenalin rushes and work to control it. Others have used alcohol and drugs and still others have just gone and bunkered up and shut out the real world. Most of us have sleep problems, by that I mean we don’t sleep. For more than 20 years I lived on about 2 hours a night. Its really another way to control symptoms, if you do not sleep you do not dream.Combat Vets know that living with untreated PTSD is hell on earth. Dealing with it long after the effects symptoms have taken hold is certainly a trying ordeal as well. It has to be dealt with or you will not have a normal life and it can even significantly shorten your life. The choice is yours. Understand that the treatment and medications do not cure you but they lesson the control that the symptoms place on you.

As A mentor to combat vets and law enforcement officers who are dealing with PTSD and its symptoms, our job is to facilitate getting the people into treatment programs and then mentor them through the long process of getting control of their symptoms. This process can be further complicated by substance abuse or associated mental health problems. Mentoring is hard work but If combat vets and cops do not help each other then no one does. The process of getting control of PTSD symptoms can be a long and sometimes difficult endeavor.

If you think you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or know someone who does, you can generally get assistance by contacting your county veterans service officer or Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Readjustment Center. The VA has a great deal of expertise in dealing with this disorder. Even if you are not a vet they frequently know what mental health resources are available to affectively treat PTSD. If your are in a Job that does not allow you to have PTSD like law enforcement, active duty military, fire fighters and other first responders, you must choose carefully who you work with. Trust is everything when it comes to dealing with and treating PTSD. Eventually you will have to make a decision as to staying in your profession. It is far better that you make that decision then to have someone else make it for you. I am not only a combat vet but I am an ex law enforcement officer and I know what it is like to suffer from PTSD.

Again the worse thing you can do is to try to ignore the problem until the symptoms become too severe for you to manage. Today is the best time to start dealing with your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Life is a hell of a lot better when you have the help and the tools necessary to control the symptoms as opposed to them controlling you. It can and will get better if you work at it. Start looking for resources to help you now.

What Does Your Endocrine System Do?

The endocrine system consists of glands that, through the secretion of hormones, regulate just about every aspect of your body in very specific ways. Almost every cell and organ of the body is regulated by the endocrine system.

The word endocrine is derived from the Greek terms “endo” meaning within and “krine” meaning to secrete or separate. The glands in the endocrine system secrete hormones within the body.

A hormone is a chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. These hormones are the messengers of the endocrine system, influencing such things as metabolic activity, reproduction, mood, growth and body development. It’s interesting that the word hormone is derived from the Greek “hormao” meaning “I set in motion” or “I stir up”. This is exactly what hormones do.

So, a gland secretes a hormone into the blood and that hormone circulates throughout the body. When it meets up with the organ of the body it is supposed to have an effect upon that hormone goes into the cells of that organ and produces the required effect.

The way the system is built a hormone only affects the organ it is supposed to effect. This is due to the fact that each hormone molecule has a different shape. The cells that are supposed to be controlled by that hormone “recognize” that particular shape. The part of the body which is affected by a particular hormone is called the “target organ”.

Some of the major glands of the endocrine system are:

– Pituitary gland
– Hypothalamus
– Pineal Gland
– Thyroid
– Parathyroids
– Adrenal Glands
– Reproductive Glands (including ovaries and testes)

The Pituitary Gland, although no bigger than a pea, is considered the most important part of the endocrine system. It’s often called the “master gland” because it makes hormones that control other endocrine glands. One of the essential hormones released by the pituitary is the Human Growth Hormone which stimulates the growth of bone and other body tissues and plays a role in the body’s handling of nutrients and minerals.

They Hypothalamus is the main link between the endocrine and nervous systems. One of its functions is to control the pituitary gland.

The cone-shaped Pineal Gland secretes a hormone called melatonin which is thought to regulate sleep patterns.

Thyroid hormones control the rate at which the body burns fuel.

Among other functions, the Adrenal Glands produce a hormone called epinephrine or adrenaline which control the body’s “fight or flight” mechanism by controlling blood pressure and heart rate.

The Parathyroids are attached to the thyroid. They are responsible for regulating the amount of calcium in the blood.

Reproductive Glands are the main source of sex hormones and control many of the reproductive functions of the human body.

Endocrine system or hormone problems can come about when any one of these glands produces too much or too little of its hormone. The type and extent of any hormone disorder determines the treatment.

Using supplements to support a healthy immune system should become a part of your daily healthy living routine.

5 Stress Busters Every Student Needs Now

For high school and college students, stress is often inescapable. Between mounds of homework, that crappy retail job, work study, and trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life … um, headache anyone? However, how we choose to deal with stress is totally within our control. If you’re looking for some tips on how to lower your stress levels, read ahead:

1. Wage war with your mirror. Want to stress less about your body? Strip your mirror’s power over you. Understand that how we see ourselves in a mirror determines how we see ourselves in every aspect of our lives. If we spend twenty minutes in front of a mirror criticizing every inch of our bodies, how can we possibly act confidently once we leave our bedrooms? Self-assured women and men know that self-love is the key to success. Tip: Stand in front of your mirror and say, “I am beautiful – flaws and all” for as long as it takes you to believe it.

2. Don’t overload your schedule. Whether that means cutting back on extracurricular activities, giving up your part-time job, or simply learning better time management skills, every student should find the right work/life balance that best suits your needs. Listen to your body. It’ll tell you loud and clear if it’s being taxed. College students: Be especially careful not to take on too many classes in one semester. I double majored in English and History and picked up a minor in Writing. By my last semester of my senior year, I needed 18 credit hours to graduate on time. So I overloaded my schedule on top of working part-time. The stress was WAY too much and I cracked.

3. Stay out of the credit card trap. I know, I know. They keep sending you these great credit card offers in the mail with the promise of a free t-shirt and that book you need to buy for Chem. 1 is $120 and you just spent your last cent on dinner with friends the night before and your parents will shoot you if you call home to beg for more cash. Credit cards are tempting and there’s nothing wrong with owning a couple as long as you exercise caution. Tip: Don’t charge more than you know you can pay off when the bill is due. Otherwise, you’ll end up paying around 20% interest. Plus, if you simply pay the minimum payment (or worse, rack up late fees), that $60 jacket you charged six months ago will end up costing you way more than you ever imagined. Did you know that the average credit card debt owed by college students is about $2,700, with close to a quarter of students owing more than $3,000? About 10 percent owed more than $7,000! That’s not even including your student loans. Bottom Line: Pay cash whenever you can and keep your plastic on ice!

4. Catch up on some ZZZs. Did you know that sleep problems are generally the most common physical complaint of college students – and of the rest of the general U.S. population? Of course you know this, as you’re lying awake at night watching the clock! Maybe you didn’t know that a lack of sleep could actually cause student anxiety and depression. Staying out all night on the weekends and then trying to get up early for class on Monday screws up your body’s biological clock and set’s you up for insomnia. Advice: Try to go to bed around the same time each night. If you have to stay up super late each night to squeeze in homework and study time, that should be a clue for you that you’re taking on too much. Look at your extracurriculars, class load and other activities and see if there’s something you could cut back on to free up some relaxation time. Sleep is a non-negotiable essential.

5. Get moving. Richard Kadison, M.D., author of College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What To Do About It, says that there’s good evidence for milder forms of depression, four days of 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise works as well as antidepressant medication. Exercise doesn’t have to mean running on a treadmill for 30 minutes or sweating on a stair master. Students: Don’t have time to go to the gym? Go outside and take a 20-minute walk, squeeze in a 30-minute exercise video in between classes or grab a friend and take a bike ride. Only have 10 minutes to spare? Pop in your favorite CD and dance around your dorm room. The laugh you’ll get from this exercise may be all you need to keep stress at bay.

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming A Sensual Man – 8 Things Any Man Can Do

What does it mean to be a sensual man? There are a number of things sensual men do, routinely and naturally, that make them more sensual than the rest of their brotherhood. Some do a few of them and others do all of them but none of these men consider any of these things to be an affront to their masculinity.

Would we call them Metrosexuals, Ubersexuals, or Heteropolitans? Would we say that they’re in touch with their feminine side? Maybe. I would say that these guys are evolved. As I wrote in a blog post a couple of months ago, they are a different breed of cat. They allow themselves to freely and unabashedly express their true selves in a very sophisticated, yet authentic way. They’ve gotten out of their own way, broken through the stereotypes of maleness and refused to accept the teachings of the caveman.

It isn’t about being ego-centric, vain, self-absorbed or a walking fashion model wannabe. This is a man who has confidence in himself, who is clear about what he wants out of life, how he wants to show up for himself, his family, his lover, his friends, his colleagues and the people he encounters on a daily basis. He either has a natural predisposition toward the finer things in life or he has developed a healthy appreciation – in either case, his lifestyle is a life-of-style laced with a generosity of spirit for him and others.

Before going further, there’s a precept worth underscoring here. Men can develop their sensual side – it is a matter of mindset – it’s a decision. It does take time for the evolution to occur but the effort is worth the result.

Here are 8 things any man can do to develop your inherent sensual side.

1. Grooming Heads the List

From head to toe, a regular grooming regime is essential. Good grooming is just a habit and once you get into the swing of it, you won’t even think twice about doing it.

• A good haircut that is style forward, age appropriate and works well with your type of hair is critical. It is one of the first things people will notice about you so it is essential to keep your hair trimmed and looking sharp.

• If you want to cover grey or spruce up your natural hair color, leave it to the professionals. The extra expense is definitely worth the result.

• Use a face wash/scrub in the shower. The skin on your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body so it’s best not to use bar soap or shower gel for face cleansing. If you have a beard, keep it well trimmed and make sure you shave your neck hair. Get a good personal groomer for the nose and ears.

• Moisturize your skin after shaving. Get a good moisturizer and eye cream. Many men are buying anti-aging creams lately. Moisturizers and eye creams make a big difference with hiding fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t forget to include your neck in this routine.

• Keep your nails trimmed short and clip the cuticles. Consider the possibility of getting a manicure and pedicure once a month or so.

• Trim your eyebrows in a natural shape or go to a salon for waxing or threading.

2. Dress Appropriately For Every Occasion

You’ve heard the expression Clothes Make the Man (Mark Twain). What you wear says a lot about who you are. Again, it’s one of the first things people will notice about you. In fact, they will draw conclusions about you based on your attire. Whether you’re fashion forward in your clothing selections or not, there are certain things you need to keep in mind.

• Keep your clothing clean, pressed and neat looking. Have your shirts done professionally. Make sure the buttons aren’t broken and are sewn on securely. If the garment starts to fray or the cleaners can’t get a spot out completely, it needs to be thrown away or donated.

• Color coordinate. If you have trouble with color, invite a trusted friend over to help you pair up your shirts, ties, suits, socks, belts and shoes.

• Keep an eye on the fashion magazines to see what’s in style. Buy a few new things each month to keep your wardrobe fresh and to make you feel sharp.

• Hang up your clothes at the end of the day. A suit that hasn’t been hung properly on a good hanger will look rumpled and people will notice.

• Put some thought into dressing for an occasion. If you’re not sure what the attire should be, ask the host or hostess

• Make sure your shoes are polished and in good condition. Also, make sure your belt and shoes are the same color – don’t mix your blacks and browns.

3. Women Love a Man Who Cooks!!

Lots of guys Barbeque and that’s great but what I’m talking about here is preparing a full meal from shopping to serving.

• There are lots of cookbooks out now that have easy recipes that anyone can follow and foodnetwork.com is packed with great information and cooking tips/techniques.

• If you’re new at it, practice on yourself. When you get a recipe down pat, invite a friend over and the next thing you know you’ll be throwing dinner parties.

• Women love it when a man cooks for them. They’ll see it as thoughtful and incredibly endearing.

4. Your Home is a Reflection of You

The sensual man knows how important it is to live well. Your home may not be a penthouse but it needs to be well kept, attractively decorated and welcoming.

• If neatness doesn’t come naturally to you, consider the possibility of hiring an organization professional who will help you categorize and sort through your belongings so that everything has its place. Once you

have that tackled, you just have to practice picking up after yourself.

• Consider hiring a housekeeper to clean thoroughly at least every other week.

• Keep the dishes washed and at least in the dish rack – not sitting dirty in the sink.

• Make the bed daily and keep the towels hung neatly in the bathroom.

• If you don’t have a good sense of decorating, ask a friend to suggest some ideas or hire a decorator. If money is an issue, think about hiring a local college student from the School of Interior Design. Remember, you don’t have to do everything in one go.

5. Entertain Your Friends

Entertaining is your opportunity to share your home with your friends and do something special for them. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion, just decide it’s time for a party and start planning.

• Plan the food and drinks carefully to ensure that your guests are comfortable, well cared for and have fun (there is lots of information on the Internet to help guide your plan)

• Try to have coordinated plates, cloth napkins and nice glasses for your guests as opposed to paper and plastic.

• Buy a few candles, including candle holders to make the room warm and inviting.

• Put a candle (preferably scented) in the bathroom and make sure there are clean hand towels for your guests.

• Make sure the house is neat and clean

• Select music specifically suited for the people who will be attending.

• Unless you are throwing a big bash, make sure there is enough seating for all your guests.

6. Are You Listening?

An evolved, sophisticated man understands the art of conversation and the importance of learning more about someone else’s life by listening and asking questions. Here are some tips for perfecting the art of conversation.

• Ask thoughtful and follow-up questions to pull out more details. Listen to their answers and maintain comfortable eye contact while they’re speaking.

• Don’t interrupt

• Avoid preambles and life stories – make your point and move on

• Be careful about getting too personal, especially at a first meeting.

• Don’t engage in one-upmanship – it’s annoying

• In a group setting, don’t talk to just one person and don’t dominate the conversation.

• Think before you speak – keep your foot out of your mouth.

7. Cultural Well Roundedness

The sensual man fits in anywhere – from the Sports Arena to the Opera House. He stays up-to-date on contemporary culture, he knows what is on exhibit at the major museums, he attends the theatre as often as possible and from time to time he enjoys the Ballet, Symphony and the Opera.

• Read – it increases your vocabulary, stimulates your imagination and deepens your knowledge base enhancing your conversational skills

• Familiarize yourself with current events

• Expose yourself to what’s happening in pop culture – read top blogs, know what is popular on TV, stay current the music world and the latest movies.

• Travel for enjoyment and to learn about other cultures

8. Emotionally Speaking

Expressing and showing emotion doesn’t come naturally to most men. I learned recently that testosterone actually dampens feelings in men. So, men have to work at it but when they do, they find that they are happier and their relationships are happier too. I found the following useful tips on a website called Men’s Line Australia:

• Be aware of the sensations in your body. Emotion always manifests somewhere in the body. Anger might be experienced as a flush of heat in the face, sadness as a tightening throat, anxiety as a knot in the stomach. Practicing some forms of meditation can help you to get in touch with these sensations and learn to understand what they mean.

• When you are feeling angry, ask yourself what other emotions you might be feeling? Are you really sad underneath, or afraid?

• Take the risk of showing your vulnerability with people who you feel safe with. Give yourself permission to be a human, not a robot.

• Break the mold; ask for help when you need it.

• Learn to put words to what you are feeling.

• Try counseling. Talking with a ‘professional listener’ may help you identify the feelings behind a particular concern.

• Identifying and expressing feelings is learned behavior – it only takes practice.

How to Affect a Smooth Transition

It isn’t always easy to make changes in our lives but here are a few tips that you can employ easily to make this or any transition go more smoothly.

• Goals: Set out measurable goals complete with target dates. Start your day by rewriting and reading your goals to keep them firmly planted in the forefront of your mind. Goals are actions not wishes.

• Balance: Incorporating the sensual side of you into your lifestyle requires that you find balance among all of the demands on your time. Notice the times when you feel overwhelmed and think about what is causing it. If you can’t eliminate the stress factors involved, consider the possibility of changing the way you react to them. You have a right to your life; you are in charge of it and you always have choices on how you live. Always.

• Set priorities: You don’t have to react to every email, text or telephone call.

• Nurture yourself: Your mental and physical wellbeing is a critical element to your fulfillment. Get plenty of exercise and rest. Eat well, drink plenty of water, go for a massage, and try meditation. If you treat your body well, it will reciprocate.

• Time management: If you are a procrastinator, take a good look at the level of stress that is bringing to your life. Make a list of the things you need to get done and think of creative ways to get them accomplished. You don’t always have to do everything yourself. There are plenty of people who will handle the things you don’t want to do and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Outsource.

• Be positive: Take a few minutes every day to think about what you’re grateful for. You can do this one at the same time you are rewriting and reading your goals. It will help you see how far you have come, appreciate what you have and inspire you to move forward to greater things.

• Love yourself: True love isn’t something that’s going to come to you someday, from someone else. It starts with you. Giving yourself the gift of becoming a more evolved, well rounded, balanced human being will open your mind, your soul and your heart.

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