Issues in Diagnosing Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is a common respiratory disease that causes inflammation of the bronchial mucosal membranes. Unlike chronic forms of the disease, acute bronchitis has a rapid onset and generates more intense symptoms. However, acute bronchitis doesn’t have a recurrent character and thus its generated symptoms don’t persist in time. Due to the fact that the clinical manifestations of acute bronchitis are unspecific, pointing to various types of respiratory diseases, sometimes it can be difficult for doctors to quickly find the correct diagnosis. Thus, doctors usually perform additional tests in order to confirm the presumptive diagnosis. However, even laboratory tests can sometimes fail to reveal conclusive evidence of acute bronchitis. Considering this fact, the majority of patients with suspected acute bronchitis are commonly diagnosed after they receive elaborate physical examinations.

Most symptoms of acute bronchitis are outwardly visible. The disease generates symptoms such as mucus-producing cough, chest pain and discomfort (intensifying with deep breaths), wheezing, difficult, shallow and accelerated breathing. Sometimes, these manifestations of acute bronchitis can be accompanied by mild or moderate fever. The presence of high fever is an indicator of complications, suggesting severe infection with bacteria or mycoplasmas. Prolonged, intense fever may point to spreading of the respiratory infection at the level of the lungs (pneumonia).

Mucus-producing cough is usually the most revealing symptom of acute bronchitis. Although the presence of cough is not sufficient for diagnosing acute bronchitis, the intensity and the frequency of this symptom are major indicators of respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. Cough is usually the first symptom to occur among people with acute bronchitis, intensifying within the first days after the period of incubation. Some patients with acute bronchitis may have this symptom for less than two weeks, while others may be confronted with cough for more than six weeks. If this symptom persists for more than 8 weeks, it may point to chronic bronchitis.

The texture and the color of the expectorated mucus are major indicators for the seriousness of the disease. For instance, the expectoration of clear, colorless mucus may disclose infectious forms of acute bronchitis. By contrast, abundant expectoration of yellowish or dark-colored mucus may point to bacterial infection of the bronchial membranes. Blood-producing cough usually points to severe forms of acute bronchitis, suggesting that the lungs are also affected by the disease. The majority of patients with acute bronchitis may experience an exacerbation of cough during the night or in the first hours of the morning.

Although doctors often perform laboratory analyses of mucus samples, tests such as Gram staining aren’t very accurate in revealing traces of bacterial infection. Even in the cases of serious infection, most laboratory tests may only reveal the presence of benign bacterial flora at the level of the respiratory tract. In spite of medical progress and the wide range of medical techniques available nowadays, the presence of acute bronchitis in patients is rarely revealed by routine laboratory tests. Thus, acute bronchitis is usually diagnosed according to the results of more elaborate physical examinations.

Radiography, spirometry and pulse oximetry are rarely used in the process of diagnosing acute bronchitis. These tests are recommended to patients with complicated forms of acute bronchitis that involve spreading of the disease at pulmonary level.

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Dump the Slump – How Forward Head Posture Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health and What to Do About It

There is a hidden epidemic growing in society. It is happening all around us, but while it is easily detectable with the bare eye, we're so used to seeing it, we barely notice.

I'm talking about the widening collective slump of modern society, aka forward head posture: the frontward head head, rounded shoulders, and rounded, hunched back.

This used to be the posture of old age. Not anymore. Next time you are in a crowd of people, take a look around you. In its normal position, the head rests effortlessly on top of a straight neck with the back of the ears roughly aligned with the middle of the shoulders. How many people do you see around you whose head posture is aligned like that? Not many. And worse, this forward posture is no longer restricted to the old and feeble.

Forward head posture is not only unsightly, giving the impression of weakness and old age. It is a serious health hazard as well. If you have forward posture, you may already be suffering the chronic headaches, back, neck, and shoulder pain that results from a habitual back hunch. As if that is not bad enough, beneath these forward-posture symptoms a far more dangerous condition is developing: hyperkyphosis. Hyperkyphosis is the forward head posture run amok. It is the bad posture of our younger years at its extreme end of progression. And although less known than it's infamous cousin, osteoporosis, it is just as injurious to your long-term health.

New research shows that unless you take steps to stop advancing kyphosis, it will undermine your ability to live a healthy, happy life as you get older. The greater the back hunch, the more it impairs your physical mobility. All of a sudden, it becomes difficult to perform simple daily tasks like bathing and washing. And people with a slumped posture and bad forward head are far more likely to fall and hurt themselves. As a consequence, older people with extreme forward posture are at greater risk for fractures of the hip, leg, wrist, shoulder, and arm.

But it does not stop there. The forward posture of hyperkyphosis also impairs breathing, becomes the sunken chest constricts the lungs. In other words, your body is slowly being strangled! When you do not get enough oxygen, it leads to another whole slew of problems. Simple deterioration of bodily functions is just a starter, anxiety attacks and even diabetes can result as well.

With all of this going on, it's hardly a surprise that people with forward head posture die earlier than their peers. Studies have shown that older men and women with advanced kyphosis have as much as a 44% greater rate of mortality.

In short, if you want to live a long, happy, healthy life, take steps to avoid this source of posture pain and long-term health complications. Here are three tips to get your started.

1. Take a look at your daily habits. Nothing has a greater impact on your posture than the habitual posture you assume throughout the day. Your desk posture and having sufficient posture back support when you sit can make a big difference, particularly if you sit at your desk most of the day. The way you carry yourself when you run errands, how you sit when drive in your car or watch TV all go into shaping your posture over the long run. You'll get the most posture improvement from simply by paying attention to your body posture throughout the day.

2. Corrective posture exercises make a big difference . They will help alleviate rounded shoulders and bad neck posture and reduce neck pain, tight shoulders, and even back pain. There are many resources for posture improvement exercises, look for some that you do comfortably at home and even while sitting at your desk.

3. Make posture correction a part of your fitness routine. Most fitness routines do not address posture problems, in fact, if you start out with bad posture, many types of fitness can actually exacerbate the issue. The exception is yoga and Pilates, both of these types of workout help you strengthen the posture support muscles you need to strengthen your core and improve your posture.

In the long run, focusing on correction of posture is one of the best investments you can make in your health. It will impact how much energy you have, how vital and happy are, and over the long term, how well you age and how much you enjoy the later years of your life. The older you get, and the more you see your friends sinking into an increasing back hunch, the more you'll thank yourself.

Quotations # 1

My dear Readers:

Many years ago I read a book, FORTY THOUSAND QUOTATIONS, Prose and Poetical; Compiled by Charles Noel Douglas, 1940, Blue Ribbon Books, 14 West 49th Street, New York, NY (Halcyon House: New York). As I read the book I typed the ones that touched my mind and heart, and I have gone back to these through the years for new inspiration. I would like to share these with you, along with comments I made on some of them (in parentheses).

* Who does the best his circumstances allows, Does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more. Young. (Mk.14: 8.)

* Too much is vanity; enough is a feast. Quarles. (Moderation.)

* Abundance changes the value of things. Terence.

* Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. J. Petit-Senn.

* Great abundance of riches can not be gathered and kept by any man without sin. Erasmus.

* Remember that it is not he who gives abuse or blows who affronts, but the view we take of these things as insulting. When, therefore, anyone provokes you, be assured that it is your own opinion which provokes you. Epictetus.

* There are no accidents so unfortunate from which skillful men will not draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men will not turn them to their hurt. La Rochefoucauld.

* Moral conduct includes every thing in which men are active and for which they are accountable. They are active in their desires, their intentions, and in every thing they say and do of choice; and for all these things they are accountable to God. Emmons.

* We can not do all things. Virgil.

* Activity is the presence of function, – character is the record of function. Greenough.

* Remember that in all miseries lamenting becomes fools, and action wise folk. Sir P. Sidney.

* Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and deeds alone suffice. Whittier.

* 'Tis human actions paint the chart of time. Montgomery.

* A great mind is a good sailor, as a great heart is. Emerson.

* Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action to all eternity. Lavater.

* I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. Locke.

* Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. Colton.

* Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Carlyle.

* I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate. Adam Clarke.

* Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Chapin.

* To live is not merely to breathe: it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties, – of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence. Rousseau.
* It is not to taste sweet things, but to do noble and true things, and vindicate himself under God's heaven as a God made man, that the poorest son of Adam dimly longs. Show him the way of doing that, the dullest day-drudge kindles into a hero. Carlyle.

* It is good policy to strike while the iron is hot; it is still better to adopt Cromwell's procedure, and make the iron hot by striking. The master-spirit who can rule the storm is great, but he is much greater who can both raise and rule it. EL Magoon. (Action first, then feeling follows!)

* All the means of action – the shapeless masses, the materials – lie everywhere about us; what we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into transparent crystal, bright and clear. Longfellow. (Creativity, Divine spark, Holy Spirit. "Fan into flame the gift of God." 2 Tim. 1: 6b NIV.)

* Time's best gift to us is serenity. Bovee.

* Better that we should err in action than wholly refuse to perform. The storm is so much better than the calm, as it declares the presence of a living principle. Stagnation is something worse than death. It is corruption also. Simms.

* No one knows what he is doing while he is acting rightly, but of what is wrong we are always conscious. Goethe.

* Newton's great generalization, which he called the "third law of motion," was that "Action and reaction are always equal to each other;" and that law has been one of the most pregnant of all truths about the mystery of Force, – one of the brightest windows through which modern eyes have looked into the world of Nature. Phillips Brooks.

* That action is not warrantable which either blushes to beg a blessing, or, having succeeded, dares not present a thanksgiving. Quarles.

* Amid the most mercenary ages it is but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence. Shenstone. (We might ask who are our heroes!)

* That which astonishes, astonishes once; but whatever is admirable becomes more and more admirable. Joubert.

* To cultivate sympathy you must be among living creatures, and thinking about them; and to cultivate admiration, you must be among beautiful things and looking at them. Ruskin.

* If I were but sure that I should live to see the coming of the Lord, it would be the joyfulest tidings in the world. O that I might see His kingdom come! It is the characteristic of His saints to love His appearing, and to look for that blessed hope. `The Spirit and the bride say, Come. ' "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." Richard Baxter.

* God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. Aughey.

* Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. Washington Irving.

* The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnace of tribulation. Chapin.

* Our dependence upon God ought to be so entire and absolute that we should never think it necessary, in any kind of distress, to have recourse to human consolations. Thomas a Kempis.

* Must not earth be rent before her gems are found? Mrs. Hemans.

* Men think God is destroying them because he is tuning them. The violinist screws up the key till the tense chord sounds the concert pitch; but it is not to break it, but to use it tunefully, that he stretches the string upon the musical rack. Beecher.

* Storms purify the atmosphere. Beecher.

* Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm. Colton.

* Begin nothing without considering what the end may be. Lady MW Montague.

* It has been well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves. Goldsmith.

* Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil. Helvetius.

* A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well founded. Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain. Richter.

* No one was ever the better for advice: in general, what we called giving advice was properly taking an occasion to show our own wisdom at another's expense; and to receive advice was little better than tamely to afford another the occasion of raising himself a character from our defects. Lord Shaftesbury.

* Love is strong in its passion; affection is powerful in its gentleness. Michelet.

* I may not to the world impart / The secret of its power, / But treasured in my inmost heart / I keep my faded flower. Ellen C. Howarth.

* Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained love will die at the roots. Hawthorne.
* Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. Matthew Henry.

* Patience can not remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. Laurence Sterne.

* The loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in heaven before unfelt. Bovee.

* The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough. Carlyle.

* Grace will ever speak for itself and be fruitful in well-doing; the sanctified cross is a fruitful tree. Rutherford.

* Affliction of itself does not sanctify anybody, but the reverse. I believe in sanctified afflictions, but not in sanctifying afflictions. CH Spurgeon.

* When God makes the world too hot for His people to hold, they will let it go. T. Powell.

* … There is no Gethsemane without its angel! Rev. T. Binney.

* The damps of autumn sink into the leaves and prepare them for the necessity of their fall; and thus insensibly are we, as years close around us, detached from our tenacity of life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrow. WS Landor.

* As the most generous vine, if it is not pruned, runs out into many superfluous stems, and grows at last weak and fruitless; so doth the best man, if he be not cut short of his desires and pruned with afflictions. If it be painful to bleed, it is worse to wither. Let me be pruned, that I may grow, rather than be cut up to burn. Bishop Hall.

* The cloud which appeared to the prophet Ezekiel carried with it winds and storms, but it was environed with a golden circle, to teach us that the storms of affliction, which happen to God's children, are encompassed with brightness and smiling felicity. N. Caussin.

* There is an elasticity in the human mind, capable of bearing much, but which will not show itself until a certain weight of affliction be put upon it; its powers may be compared to those vehicles whose springs are so contrived that they get on smoothly enough when loaded, but jolt confoundedly when they have nothing to bear. Colton.

* The truth is, when we are under any affliction we are generally troubled with a malicious kind of melancholy; we only dwell and pore upon the sad and dark occurrences of Providence, but never take notice of the more benign and bright ones. Our way in this world is like a walk under a row of trees, checkered with light and shade; and because we can not all along walk in the sunshine, we therefore perversely fix only upon the darker passages, and so lose all the comfort of our comforts. We are like froward children who, if you take away one of their playthings from them, throw away all the rest in spite. Bishop Hopkins.

* Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot, and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as "in all points tempted like as we are," bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us. Alexander Maclaren.

* Age either transfigures or petrifies. Marie Ebner-Eschenbach.

* Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart. Marguerite de Valois.

* I love everything that's old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Goldsmith.

* Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. Victor Hugo.

* Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the light of a soft moon, silvering over the evening of life. Richter.

* Time has laid his hand upon my heart gently, not smiting it; but as a harper lays his open palm upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations. Longfellow.

* There is a vast deal of vital air in loving words. Landor.

* The surest sign of age is loneliness. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he can not be old, whatever his years may be. Alcott.

* The farmers are the founders of civilization. Daniel Webster.

* The divine chemistry works in the subsoil. Hawthorne.

* The sun, which ripens the corn and fills the succulent herb with nutriment, also pencils with beauty the violet and the rose. JC Abbott.

* God Almighty first planted a garden; and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man. Bacon.

* Nothing presents a more mournful aspect than a family divided by anger and animosity. Zachokke.

* They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts. Sir Philip Sydney.

* Nothing is too high for the daring of mortals; we storm heaven itself with our folly. Horace.

* Remarkable places are like the summits of rocks; eagles and reptiles only can get there. Madame Necker.

* Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambition. Longfellow.

* The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune. William Penn.

* To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue; but to be ambitious of titles, of place, of ceremonial respects and civil pageantry, is as vain and little as the things are which we court. Sir P. Sidney.

* A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself, and a mean man by one which is lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other, ambition. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man aspires. Beecher.

* There is no greater unreasonableness in the world than in the designs of ambition; for it makes the present troublesome, and discontented, for the uncertain acquisition of an honor which nothing can secure; and, besides a thousand possibilities of miscarrying, it relies upon no greater certainty than our life; and when we are dead all the world sees who was the fool. Jeremy Taylor.

* The origin of all mankind was the same; it is only a clear and good conscience that makes a man noble, for that is derived from heaven itself. Seneca.

* No man is nobler born than another, unless he is born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition. They who make such a parade with their family pictures and pedigrees, are, properly speaking, rather to be called noted or notorious than noble persons. I thought it right to say this much, in order to repel the insolence of men who depend entirely upon chance and accidental circumstances for distinction, and not at all on public services and personal merit. Seneca.

* Men in rage strike those that wish them best. Shakespeare.

* People hardly ever do anything in anger, of which they do not repent. Richardson.

* Violence in the voice is often only the death-rattle of reason in the throat. JF Boyes.

* Anger is not only the prevailing sin of argument, but its greatest stumbling-block. Gladstone.

* A man deep-wounded may feel too much pain to feel much anger. George Eliot.

* Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge. Bulwer-Lytton.

* In the same degree in which a man's mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in the same degree also is it nearer to strength. Marcus Antonius.

* Anger wishes all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear-garlands; pride, two bent knees. Richter.

* Those passionate persons who carry their heart in their mouth are rather to be pitied than feared; their threatenings serving no other purpose than to forearm him that is threatened. Fuller.

* Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm. RG Ingersoll.

* Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightening, being in themselves all storm and tempest; but quiet and easy natures are like fair weather, welcome to all. Clarendon.

* If a man meets with injustice, it is not required that he shall not be roused to meet it; but if he is angry after he has had time to think upon it, that is sinful. The flame is not wrong, but the coals are. Beecher.

* In proportion as our cares are employed upon the future, they are abstracted from the present, from the only time which we can call our own, and of which, if we neglect the apparent duties to make provision against visionary attacks, we shall certainly counteract our own purpose. Dr. Johnson.

* Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote. Chesterfield.

* Can your solicitude alter the cause or unravel the intricacy of human events? Blair.

* Anxiety has no place in the life of one of God's children. Christ's serenity was one of the most unmistakable signs of His filial trust. He was tired and hungry and thirsty and in pain; but we can not imagine Him anxious or fretful. Maltbie Babcock.

* Collect as pearls the words of the wise and virtuous. Abd-el-Kader.

* The little and short sayings of nice and excellent men are of great value, like the dust of gold, or the least spark of diamonds. Tillotson.

* A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and indisputable truth. Sound maxims are the germs of good; strongly imprinted in the memory, they nourish the will. Joubert.

* He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to recur habitually to the mind. Johnson.

* A few words worthy to be remembered suffice to give an idea of ​​a great mind. There are single thoughts that contain the essence of a whole volume, single sentences that have the beauties of a large work, a simplicity so finished and so perfect that it equals in merit and in excellence a large and glorious composition. Joubert.

* Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Chesterfield.

* If you are surprised at the number of our maladies, count our cooks. Seneca.

* Choose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them. Tyrius Maximus.

* All philosophy in two words, – sustain and abstain. Epictetus.

* Hunger is a cloud out of which falls a rain of eloquence and knowledge; when the belly is empty, the body becomes spirit; when it is full, the spirit becomes body. Saadi.

* When the million applaud you, seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; when they censure you, what good! Colton.

* The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause. Emerson.

* It is only by loving a thing that you can make it yours. George Macdonald.

* To appreciate the noble is a gain which can never be torn from us. Goethe.

* You may fail to shine, in the opinion of others, both in your conversation and actions, from being superior, as well as inferior to them. Greville.

* It is with certain good qualities as with the senses; those who are entirely deprived of them can neither appreciate nor comprehend them. Rochefoucauld.

* We are accustomed to see men deride what they do not understand; and snarl at the good and beautiful because it lies beyond their sympathies. Goethe.

* We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work. De Sales.

* The more enlarged is our own mind, the greater number we discover of men of originality. Your common-place people see no difference between one man and another. Pascal.

* It is very singular how the fact of a man's death often seems to give people a truer idea of ​​his character, whether for good or evil, than they have ever possessed while he was living and acting among them. Hawthorne.

* To feel, to feel exquisitely, is the lot of very many; it is the charm that lends a superstitious joy to fear. But to appreciate belongs to the very few; to one or two alone, here and there, the blended passion and understanding that constitute in its essence worship. Elizabeth Sheppard.
* Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective nature? Emerson.

* A Gothic church is a petrified religion. Coleridge.

* The poetry of bricks and mortar. Horace Greeley.

* The architect built his great heart into those sculptured stones. Longfellow.

How to Cure Thrush Naturally?

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. It occurs mainly due to a poor immune system. Hence, to cure thrush naturally is the best approach to the disease.

Thrush in the mouth looks like white blisters with a bad smell. Because of the spots, when you eat, usually you feel pain and a burning sensation. The fungus appears in the mouth because of an overgrowth of yeast into your body. This may be due to a poor diet or other causes of chronic yeast infection. Poor oral hygiene may also cause a mouth yeast infection.

A natural cure for thrush is to take care of your oral hygiene. Rinse your mouth regularly and brush your teeth after eating. Also, flossing everyday is essential in keeping a good mouth health. These are things you should do everyday.

For a fast home remedy for thrush, a rinse with vinegar diluted in water should help you get rid of burning and kill the fungus. A change in your diet will help get you rid of mouth yeast infection for good. Cutting the sugary products from your diet, plus eating many fruits and vegetables, will help you cure it. Eating everyday a probiotic yogurt will reduce the yeast in your body.

Tea tree oil is a powerful anti-fungus. Make sure you use it for curing thrush also. Because it can irritate your mouth, use diluted with water. Tea tree oil is very effective in curing vaginal yeast infection also.

Garlic was used in ancient times for curing different diseases, especially fungus based ones. Eating raw garlic as much as possible is a must if you want to deal with overgrowth yeast in your body. Do not be put off by the smell; it is really helpful.

Physical Therapy for Broken Hip

A broken or fractured hip resulting from a serious fall or accident would require hospitalization. It may not be common among youngsters as they tend to have strong bones which can tolerate the impact better. While surgery may be required for some, physical therapy for broken hip would be necessary for all especially as one would eventually have to overcome pain and restore the body’s range of motion.

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Sessions

Rehabilitation and therapeutic sessions would commence as soon as possible. Physiotherapists start by helping patients walk. This prevents complications such as blood clots, joint stiffness and worsening of pain. A cane or walker would help patients in moving about gradually. Certain therapeutic exercises would help to improve the body’s strength and mobility. The physiotherapists would assist patients in gait training for balance and coordination.

The therapy sessions are not limited to the hospital alone; some can be performed at home that may include functional training activities such as stretching and resistance training. This would enhance the body’s endurance, thereby making it more capable of withstanding future accidents and reducing the chances of serious injuries.

The intensity, frequency and duration of the sessions required for the patient would be determined by the physiotherapists, taking into consideration the patient’s age, type of hip fracture, level of mobility and many other factors. The condition of the patient would improve gradually in progressive stages. Some tend to recover faster while others may need more time and support. However, one should continue physical therapy till one is able to move about independently without pain or difficulty.

Treatment from Licensed Practitioner

Physical therapy for broken hip is very effective and safe if one follows the instructions to the point from a licensed practitioner. There are quite a few healthcare facilities which offer comprehensive treatment programs for all ages. Special counseling sessions are also given to help patients become more aware of their condition and help them exercise caution at all times.

Kidney Stone Passing – How to Pass Your Kidney Stones with Calcium Dissolving Acids

Kidney stone passing has just got easier! Recent research has proven that natural acids can allow you to pass your calcium based kidney stones with simple remedies used hundreds of years ago.

Kidney stones have been around for a long time. In fact, because kidney stones are sometimes caused from an insufficient amount of water (dehydration); kidney stones have been around for thousands of years. And the funny thing about kidney stones, the typical treatment has NOT changed at all. Water!

In most cases, a medical doctor will recommend that you wait out the pain (with the help of a pain killer) and you simply try to flush the kidney stone with water. And this works about 75% of the time. But what about those stubborn kidney stones that will not pass?

Recent research has shown that kidney stone passing is all about the acids you consume.

Calcium-Kidney Stones based 101

You most likely have calcium kidney stones. Statistics show that 85% of kidney stones are calcium oxalate. And about 90% of kidney stones are 5 mm or less. Therefore, you probably have kidney stones that are dissolvable.

The great news about your kidney stones is that they are completely, naturally treatable with a home remedy consisting of acids. Why you ask?

Calcium is a mineral that your body needs. It is also a mineral which forms and can be dissolved easily. Imagine a calcium supplement which is lodged in your kidney. You would think that water could naturally dissolve and pass the stone (which typically happens in most cases)?

However, you might need to supplement acids to your diet for kidney stones passing.

Why Acids?

Why Acids? Because acids have many benefits for your body. For instance, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) can boost your immune system. Folic acid (vitamin B12) has been shown to aid in the production of new bodily cells.

And phosphoric acid and some citrus acids have been shown to keep calcium dissolved. In other words, you can use simple forms of acid to naturally dissolve calcium based kidney stones.

This works because acid will most often dissolve most substances. If you take a can of soda and dump it on a car's exterior paint job, you might notice a change in the paint in a few days. The soft drink will most likely eat right through the paint and primer. The reason behind this is because of the acid content in pop!

You might also want to brush your teeth after drinking soft drinks because of its acidic content.

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Why you should have a lawyer, who is also a doctor, handle your cerebral palsy case

There are thousands of attorneys who handle cerebral palsy cases. However, having an attorney who is also a doctor can be extremely advantageous to your case.

A doctor is trained and understands labor and delivery. When a child is born with cerebral palsy, there are usually problems with the child’s heart rate prior to birth. A trained doctor understands how fetal monitor tracings should read. They are aware of unreassuring patterns can lead to decreased oxygen and cerebral palsy. A lawyer who is also a doctor is aware of how attending physicians and nurse are to deal with birth related issues that can result in cerebral palsy. Unlike an ordinary attorney, a doctor/attorney knows the standard of care and can recognize when this has been breached. Doctors are knowledgeable in pediatrics, obstetrics, radiology, and neurology as well. They understand the normal developing fetus and how to recognize any complications that can lead to cerebral palsy.

A doctor/lawyer can “read between the lines” in your delivery and prenatal records which can help determine if your child’s cerebral palsy or developmental delay is as a result of medical malpractice.

The familiarity with the terminology and procedures recorded in your medical records means that a doctor/lawyer can tell if you have a case the same day that these records are reviewed.

You only have one chance when you proceed with a cerebral palsy case. Many families have hired attorneys who are not doctors and the results have been far less than satisfactory. However, there is documentation that shows how having a lawyer who is also a doctor can generate record verdicts on cerebral palsy cases.

Watch Out – Coliform Bacteria Symptoms Could Be Deadly

It is amazing how the coliform bacteria keep on announcing their presence in our bodies and yet we never get to notice them. All sorts of coliform bacteria symptoms will keep on popping up but it is until the doctor informs us about the existence of these bacteria in our bodies is when it dawns on us that we are actually harboring foreign organisms. Is it that we are ignorant about these symptoms or is it just negligence? These symptoms are said to appear within the first two to four days of which the bacteria must have entered your body system. So for those of you who may not know about these symptoms, tighten your safety belts.

Prolonged diarrhea is one common symptom that shows the presence of the coliform bacteria in the digestive system. When you notice that you have been experiencing a prolonged spell of diarrhea especially after consuming untreated water or ingesting food that was not properly prepared, you should immediately suspect the presence of colifom bacteria inside your digestive system. This condition is most of the time brought about by the E. coli bacteria that are found in contaminated water. They move inside your body together with the water and settle in the intestines. From here, the harmful strains that are carried by this type of bacteria move around making the digestive system not to function according to specifications hence not being able to digest the food accordingly. For this reason, more fluid is left together with food as the cells around the intestines are not able to absorb the water and subsequently diarrhea takes place. This condition is however treatable by taking the right kind of antibiotics prescribed by your doctor.

Another one of the coliform bacteria symptoms is for you to continuously have episodes of food poisoning every time you eat. Food poisoning is an abnormal condition that is experienced whenever you ingest food substances that have been contaminated with the coliform bacteria belonging to the E. coli bacteria family. The bacteria stick to the food substance and are ingested together with the food substance. Once in the digestive system, the bacteria become active and are able to produce toxins from the serotype strain that contaminate the food bolus even further. This makes food not to be properly digested and in the process, you are let to experience pain in the lower stomach area as a result of this action. Therefore, when you notice that this condition keeps on recurring, let it serve as an indication that coliform bacteria are present inside your body system.

Having blood stains in your stool could be seen as being part of the coliform bacteria symptoms. If you discover that you have started having blood stains in your diarrhea, then have your stool tested for the presence of the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. These are the types of coliform bacteria that are responsible for this condition. The bacteria is believed to secrete harmful toxins while inside the intestines which leads to the cells around not to be able to absorb water and in the process you start to diarrhea and when the condition is not treated within a proper time frame, it is when you begin seeing blood stains accompanying the diarrhea.The blood is brought about the tissues around the walls of the intestines drying up because their cells no longer absorb water thus causing the tender tissue around it to wear out whenever stool is passed along its path. This forces the blood droplets to be carried along with the stool.

At this point in time it is so clear that seeking proper medical advice is what you need to do as fast as possible before the condition worsens.

Three Kinds of Vegetables Should Be Eaten in Winter

According to the contents of the nutrients like vitamin K, lutein, vitamin C, potassium and cellulose contained in various kinds of vegetables, spinach, cabbage and radish leaf are the best vegetables for people to eat in everyday life, especially in winter.

Spinach contains abundant nutrients, such as lutein, vitamin A, folic acid and calcium. The air is rather dry in winter, and it is easy for people to get constipation and hemorrhoids. The adequate supplementation of spinach can effectively help the human body to prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. The lutein contained in spinach can protect the macula lutea in the retina. The inadequate lutein can cause the degenerative macula lutea and blurred eyesight. In addition, lutein plays an important role in restraining the formation of free radicals. The free radicals can destroy the optic nerves. However, the patients with nephritis and renal calculus can not eat spinach excessively, as the oxalic acid contained in spinach is too high.

Cabbage contains rich vitamin K. Vitamin K plays an important role in coagulating blood platelets and maintaining the normal functions of blood for the human body. In addition, it can prevent the large bleeding during the menstruation, internal bleeding and hemorrhoids. People who are always troubled by nosebleed in winter can supplement vitamin K from the natural food. Cabbage can help the human body adjust the functions of spleen and stomach and relieve pain. Content of The vitamin A Contained in cabbage Also is rather high. Vitamin U contained in cabbage can resist the formation of ulcer for the human body. Therefore, the adequate supplementation of cabbage can treat duodenal ulcer and slight ulcer.

Radish leaf contains abundant vitamin C and calcium. Each 100 grams of radish leaf contains 350 milligrams of calcium. However, radish leaf has been ignored by many people. Some people do not like to eat it at all. In order to increase the intake of radish leaf, people can cook it in various ways. For example, they can make dumplings with radish leaf as stuffing.

In order to maintain the physical health in winter, it is necessary for people to increase the intake of proper foods. The three kinds of vegetables mentioned in the article can effectively help people supplement necessary nutrients and enhance the immunity to various diseases in winter. According to the concrete situations, people can cook the vegetables in different ways so as to strengthen the appetite.

Flatulence Treatment – Most Effective Excessive Gas Remedies

Frequent urge to expel gas is known as flatulence. It is also called farting. The expelled gas may be odorless and soundless, but in some chronic cases, expelled gas may be noisy and may stink. Flatulence is a digestive system ailment and it can be treated effectively with the help of flatulence remedies.

Indigestion is considered to be most common cause for flatulence. The food we eat is digested by stomach, but when stomach fails to digest food completely, the food enters in the intestine undigested. Then intestine digest the food with the help of certain bacteria. The byproduct of bacteria while digesting food is in the form of gas. This intestinal gas is released by our body and thus flatulence awakes.

The major cause for flatulence may be Aerophagia. It is a condition in which a person habitually swallows air while eating, drinking and breathing. The other major cause for flatulence is constipation. In constipation condition the stools do not defecate properly and produce certain gases. Also consumption of high-fiber diet and consumption of excess malt extract are some of the prime causes for flatulence. Others include irregular bowel movements or irritable bowel movements, faulty eating habits and sedentary lifestyle may also lead to flatulence condition.

There are symptoms that may help to diagnose the flatulence condition. A person may feel too much gas in the intestine or rectum, in flatulence condition. The expulsion of gas more than 14 times in a day may be due to excess intake of carbohydrates. Bloating is another symptom of flatulence condition. Others include abdominal pain and excessive belching may also be the symptoms of flatulence. Particularly, belching after meals is a natural way to expel gas when stomach is completely full of food, but excessive belching is a symptom of formation of excessive gas. If symptoms of flatulence persist for more than 15 days, medical supervision is recommended for further diagnosis of the problem. However, there are some flatulence remedies that are very effective in decreasing the formation of excessive gas.

1. This is one of the simplest and most effective remedy for flatulence treatment. Take half teaspoon of dried ginger powder and add a pinch of asafetida with it. Also add rock salt to taste. Add this mixture in one glass of lukewarm water. Mix thoroughly and drink it for reducing the formation of excessive gas.

2. Soak fresh ginger slice in 3 drops of lime juice. Have it after meals. This is a very effective remedy for any disorder of digestive system including flatulence.

3. Dill oil is very useful in flatulence remedies. Also it is very useful to maintain good digestive health. After having meals, have one drop of dill oil with one teaspoon of raw honey.

4. Take one teaspoon of black pepper, one teaspoon of dried ginger and one teaspoon of cardamom seeds; grind all of them together in the form of fine powder. Have half teaspoon of this mixture with or without water. Take this mixture 1 hour after having meals.

In conclusion, the above mentioned flatulence remedies are very effective when paired with some lifestyle changes. Always avoid sedentary lifestyle. Exercise is very important for body and also for brain. It helps the nerves and organs to work properly and efficiently. Avoid sleeping right after having meal. Also develop a habit of walking small distances after having dinner. In addition, habit of morning walk will help digestive system to work properly.

Hernia Repair Surgery in India- Affordable Cost Hernia Repair Surgery

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Hernia Repair Surgery in India 

Approximately 600,000 hernia repair operations are performed annually in the United States. Many are performed by the conventional “open” method. Some are performed laparoscopically.

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a relatively new surgical technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, a patch (mesh), and special cameras to view inside the body. It frequently offers a more rapid recovery for the patient, less postoperative pain, and a quicker return to work and normal activities………

What is a Hernia ?

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall, in which the inside layers of the abdominal muscle have weakened resulting in a bulge or tear. In the same way that an inner tube pushes through a damaged tire, the inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a small bubble or balloon-like sac. When a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue pushes into the sac, severe pain and other potentially serious complications can result……………

How do I Know if I Have a Hernia ?

Frequently, hernias are easily felt and diagnosed. You may notice a bulge under the skin. You may feel pain when you lift heavy objects, cough, strain during urination or bowel movements or during prolonged standing or sitting……..

Benefits of Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Repair

  • shorter operative time
  • less pain
  • shorter recover period

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Discover the Many Uses of Turmeric – Start Taking Control of Your Health & Well-Being Today

There are various ways on how to use turmeric. This spice is used in India in cooking different curries. It has also been used as an age-old traditional medicine for various illnesses as well as a beauty and skin care ingredient.

It has been used in Ayurveda, an old Indian medicine text applied in traditional medicine, either as a juice extract taken orally, or as a paste solution for skin care.

Similar to the physical appearance of ginger, turmeric is crushed and its juice is extracted and can be taken alone or mixed with honey. Turmeric is a blood cleanser that improves the overall wellness of the body.

It also addresses incessant illnesses that have symptoms of weakness like renal failure, and aids in the healing of stomach problems like indigestion and hyperacidity. Turmeric also promotes better skin smoothness after regular intake.

Other pointers on how to use turmeric include its use as an herbal medicine for beauty and skin care. It is applied as a fresh mixture and kept for about thrity minutes on the surface of the skin and then washed off.

It makes the skin smooth and soft and adds radiance to it, and acts as a skin whitener to a certain degree. The turmeric mixture is also used as an antiseptic for healing minor wounds, cuts, blemishes and other skin disorders.

How to use turmeric today has been given prominence in modern science, and curcumin, its active ingredient, has been identified.

Studies have shown that curcumin possesses anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used as an anti-histamine for allergies. With its many benefits, it has likewise been found to give some level of protection to the liver and even mitigate atherosclerosis.

Turmeric extract can now be purchased in capsule or pill forms and taken daily as an herbal or food supplement. If you're serious about improving your health, you might also want to take a look at multi-vitamin supplements.

Of course, you would have to do some comparisons, because that is the only way you'll find a high quality one. Look for something that contains specialty ingredients such as resveratrol, SAMe, carnosine and high grade turmeric extract for the best benefits.

Reducing your Risk for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the most common form of physical disability. Low back pain means a pain or ache somewhere between the bottom of the ribs, at the back, and the top of the legs. The pain often begins suddenly, and may follow an obvious strain or injury, but may seem to come on “out of the blue”, or come on slowly. The main cause for low back pain is a strain of the muscles, or other soft structures (eg ligaments and tendons) connected to the back bones (vertebrae). Sometimes it is the cushion between the bones (intervertebral disc) which is strained, and which bulges out (herniates) and presses on the nearby nerves. Low back pain may be acute (short-term), lasting less than one month, or chronic (long-term, continuous, ongoing), lasting longer than three months. Chronic lower back pain usually has a more insidious onset, occurring over a long period of time. Physical causes may include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae, or a spinal disc herniation, a vertebral fracture (such as from osteoporosis), or rarely, a tumor (including cancer) or infection.

Low back pain is either acute or chronic. Acute LBP may begin suddenly with intense pain usually lasting less than 3 months. Low back pain from any cause usually involves spasms of the large, supportive muscles alongside the spine. Back pain associated with weight loss, or difficulty controlling bowel or bladder function, may be caused by a serious disorder, so it’s important to get immediate medical advice. Pain may radiate down the back of the leg to the foot and be accompanied by numbness or tingling when a disc prolapses and puts pressure on the nerves, causing sciatica. A sharp pain may appear in a localised area or, more commonly, be felt as a generalised ache in the lower back and buttocks. There are plenty of medical causes, from arthritis to muscle tears, to abnormal curvature of the spine known as scoliosis. Leg symptoms can include pain, numbness, or tingling, usually below the knee, and/or weakness in one leg. Low-impact activities such as swimming, walking, and bicycling can increase overall fitness without straining the low back.

Weakness and/or numbness in both legs, along with loss of bladder. Lumbar surgery is indicated when conservative treatment is not effective in reducing pain or when the patient develops progressive and functionally limiting neurologic symptoms such as leg weakness, bladder or bowel incontinence, which can be seen with severe lumbar disc herniation, spinal abscess or cauda equina syndrome. Regular exercise to keep generally fit is more important than any specific exercises aimed at the back muscles. The pain may force you to rest, but this is a result of the pain, and not a good treatment for back pain. If you have to take to your bed, limit it, if possible, to a day or two at the most. Use simple pain killers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if necessary. Avoid activities likely to put unnecessary strain on your back. Back exercises: patients who have not returned to ordinary activities within 6 weeks should be referred for reactivation/rehabilitation.

Low Back Pain Reducing Tips

1. Avoid standing for long periods of time.

2. Do not wear high heels. Use cushion soles when waking.

3. Use a stool under your feet while sitting so that your knees are higher than your hips.

4. Apply ice for the first 2 or 3 days after you hurt your back, then switch to heat.

5. Take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as acetaminophen or an anti-inflammatory drug such as aspirin or ibuprofen.

6. Quit smoking.

7. Lose weight.

Swollen Feet – Causes and Treatments

Some people have a problem with feet. They think feet are ugly, or ‘gross,’ or some other such nonsense. Now, every podiatrist knows that feet are one of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the human body. However, there are times when feet just don’t look the way they should. Sometimes feet have problems.

Swollen feet, for instance, aren’t exactly the pinnacle of natural beauty. Feet often swell because there’s something wrong in the foot itself, like an injury (such as a broken bone or a sprain), tumor, or infection. Or your foot may swell up after surgery. Swelling in these instances usually happens because the body is sending extra fluid to the area to promote healing.

Swelling in the feet can also be caused by conditions that affect your whole body, like hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, problems with your lymphatic system (lymphedema), simply getting older, or being overweight or pregnant.

Other causes include swelling from varicose veins, menstrual periods, or simply standing or sitting for a long period of time. Basically, any time excess fluid gathers or settles in the feet, it’s going to cause swelling. Feet are particularly susceptible because they’re such a long way from the heart, and blood has to fight against gravity to make its way back up there.

Swelling may be accompanied by other symptoms, or none at all. If swelling is from an injury, you’re also likely to have pain in the area, and the injured part of your foot may be warm to the touch with reddened skin. If you have an infection in your foot, you may have a fever or warmth in the foot as well.

Hypertension is a bit more subtle, since it doesn’t really have any overt symptoms (aside from swollen feet, of course, although you may not even have that symptom). So it’s a good idea to have your blood pressure checked regularly at any appointment with your doctor, which should reveal if your blood pressure is higher than normal.

Varicose veins may look like bunches of grapes, cords, or rope-like structures under your skin. Your legs may also feel achy, heavy and tired. Sometimes people with varicose veins also develop an itchy rash or even ulcers on the skin.

Lymphedema’s main symptom is actually chronic swelling in your entire leg (or arm), including your toes or fingers. It usually happens in just one leg or arm, but can occur in both at the same time. Your affected leg will also probably feel heavy, tight, achy, may be harder to move around, and may have thick and hard skin. Legs affected by lymphedema also tend to develop infections more easily.

Getting a complete medical history and thorough information about your symptoms is essential for a diagnosis of your condition. Your podiatrist will need to check with you about where exactly you’re experiencing swelling (is it just in your foot or is your leg swollen as well, for example), whether it comes and goes during certain times of the day (morning versus evening), whether anything makes it better or worse, and any other symptoms you may be experiencing.

Your doctor will perform a physical exam of your feet, and may check on your lungs, heart, abdomen and legs as well. X-rays (or other imaging studies), blood tests, ECGs, and urinalysis may be some of the tests used to diagnose your condition.

Treating your swollen appendages really depends on what’s causing the swelling. Sometimes home treatments can help. Elevating your feet above your heart while lying down can reduce swelling, as can support or compression stockings, exercising the legs, and reducing your salt intake. If your swelling is from an injury, the RICE method may be effective: Rest, Ice (20 minutes on over a thin towel, 40 minutes off), Compression and Elevation.

Medications may be prescribed, such as diuretics (which help the body get rid of excess fluid), or other medications specific to your condition, such as hypertension medicines or antibiotics to fight infections. Sometimes surgery is necessary to correct the cause of your swelling feet.

Some conditions that cause swollen feet may be life-long. But, with proper treatment and regular visits to your podiatrist, there’s no reason why your feet can’t be just as beautiful and interesting as they were before.