The difference between Ankle Gout & Cellulitis

Ankle Gout

I would like to first touch upon one of Gout related cases. This is amusing yet sad to know that there was an individual who thought he suffered from a sprained ankle for over a year while actually he suffered from a Gout attack. There was another individual who was diagnosed with gout and later re- diagnosed with cellulitis (the common skin infection caused by bacteria). However, finally on a re- examination the doctor claimed that it was indeed gout and nothing else.

Following can be helpful in differentiating between Ankle Gout and Cellulitis:

Ankle Gout: The pain in the ankle feels as if the ankle is broken or twisted. Ankle gout is also confused with pseudo gout and arthritis pain. The main cause of ankle gout is the presence of high levels of uric acid in the body.

Cellulitis: In this condition the skin turns reddish and swollen and is accompanied by fever also The main cause of cellulitis is a bacterial infection on the upper surface of the skin as well as in the underlying tissues.

The first test that should be taken for gout is a joint aspiration test which is also known as the arthrocentesis. The difficult part of getting this test done is that you will have to search and look around for a medical facility that has a polarizing microscope which is required for doing this test.

You can get gout checked by any doctor but right diagnosis for gout requires a rheumatologist- doctor who specializes in arthritis and related diseases. The rheumatologist should have a polarizing microscope and the experience of being able to spot the gout crystals which are usually in the shape of needles. The main challenge lies in being able to collect enough of the synovial fluid out of the joint that is being affected to test this

Furthermore some apparent symptoms of Ankle Gout are:

  • The pain in the ankle is severe.
  • Gout looks swollen, reddish purple in color and may give the shiny look which is actually sore and tender.
  • During a gout attack the inflammation will reach its maximum in 12 to 24 hours.
  • Usually single joint attack occurs; if it happens to be in two or more joints then it is not likely to be a gout attack.
  • Easiest way to figure out if it gout attack or not is to get the level of uric acid in your body checked. If the level of uric acid is 7.0 mg/dL or more in men and 6.0 mg/dL in women then the chances of it being a gout attack are more.

Ways to Control Social Phobias

The paranoia starts to set in and you realize then and there that you need to control social phobias that are holding you back. The truth of the matter is that most of these fears of being in public or in crowded places have little to do with this disorder. In reality social phobias are a class of semi-delusional thought processes that are entirely controlled by the human mind. In only a few select cases was there an actual real past traumatic experience that was directly accountable for the present state of affairs in your mind. This can be changed, these fears of the subway, the mall, the city street, can be removed. It will not be easy and it will not be immediate as Rome was not built in a day neither was the social phobia that is strangling your life.

Abusing Drugs and Alcohol

People that have social fears, and are in need of a way to control these disorders in their life, turn to the wrong people, places, and things. Not all but an ever-increasing percentage of sufferers of social phobia turn to the numbing properties of illicit drugs and alcohol. This is a temporary band-aid and one that only creates many other more destructive issues in the lives of these individuals. Marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, pain-pills, are being abused at an alarming rate by not just the sufferers of social anxiety, but by the entire population. This is the wrong path for you to go down to help control these phobias that are hampering your life. There is a better way.

Ways to Control Social Phobias

o Eat and drink of front of someone
o Go to the park and sit on a bench and read a paper
o Go to the public library and peruse the books
o Use a clean public toilet
o Talk on the telephone not just the internet

Some Social Phobias are Self-Created Fears

These are small steps for some and very large and fear-filled scenarios for others yet they all will help control social phobias in your life. You only need to select one or two of the above listed scenarios to tackle and then see what you can do! The end result is to delete from your mind the irrational fears that plague most social phobia sufferers. This will not be easy and this will not be as fun as a movie night in the city yet it will be an improvement. Take one step forward and one step forward again, and again until the crowd that you have been running from is now running to you.

Anxiety And Living In The Past

In recent years, anxiety has become one of the most substantial disorders in both the United States and Canada, affecting large percentages of both populations. In fact, 18.1% of the US population and more than 3.2% of the Canadian population (a low estimate due to the lack of inclusion of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Phobias) are affected by some form or another of anxiety. In some cases, that's almost 1 in 5 people who are ruled by their fears on a daily basis, struggling against their anxieties to live a normal life.

Those with anxiety do not see the world as everyone else does. Everything they experience becomes an overwhelming situation. They are distressed by what happens today, worried about what will happen tomorrow, and mortified about what will happen three weeks from now. Their minds are constantly going, second guessing every decision they made and running through endless mental lists of tasks that need to be completed.

The chatter starts with the first breath of air in the morning and the last grunt of exhaustion at night: "I'm so stressed out; there's too much to do and so little time; I can make it to next week; what if I 'm doing this wrong? " The list goes on and on, making it impossible for someone with anxiety to even begin living their life normally. Every day presents new problems and every new problem is an obstacle.

While some worry about everything they must complete in the now, there are others who dwell constantly on what has happened in the past. These individuals will constantly replay memories in their head, drowning themselves in guilt, sorrow, and hurt – constantly triggering emotions and memories that inundate them with pain over and over again. Why would anyone want to do this to themselves? For some, remembering days long gone can bring happiness and relief. Unfortunately, for most people, it also triggers pain and suffering and yet they continue to pay for the trade off, willingly submitting themselves to such discomfort.

Reliving the past is an act of the ego; individuals seek to placate their ego by returning to days gone by and experiencing that momentary rush of relief. When someone retreats and hides within their memories, the ego has succeeded in overcoming the present – sidelining the you that exists in the here and now. The person then starts to correlate the sensation of relief they feel in these moments with their memories and will continually dwell in the past to combat their anxieties.

But, the cycle only solidifies when this happens. By living in the past, the individual is actively combating the present and the future, and causing themselves even more pain as they attempt to hide from their actual emotions. While they seek to relive what they have felt in the past so as to experience their temporary relief, the individual is submitting themselves to even greater sensations of fear in the present and future, a time when they have no control over their emotions – they do not know what will come next.

Reality starts to become more of an illusion – one populated with emotions triggered by memories of the past. They live a life that was once their own, but is now no more than an echo; a shadow of who they are now. When the two begin to coincide, the sense of self dissipates and they start to suffer for their unwillingness to face their life in the present. It is this experience, this anxiety, that plagues so many people in North America and that could be holding you back right now.

When My kid Got a Black Eye

My poor little son had a black eye the other day. I have no idea how he did it, normally he would come to me if he hurt himself and usually have some tears as he is only three years old. However, this time I just noticed a scratch and bruise under his eye and he said he didn’t know how he did it. It was really swollen so I popped a gel pack on it for a few minutes as I had it in the fridge and I thought that the coolness might reduce the swelling. He wasn’t too happy at having it there for long though as it meant that he had to stand still when he wanted to run about and play, I was trying to think of something that I could put on it so that the swelling would go down or it would heal a bit while he was running round.

I knew that Colpac would be the best but I was not sure how I could possibly use it because all I had at home was a knee wrap which would hardly do! In the end I took him to the pharmacist and they told me that it was not too serious and it wouldn’t matter if I did nothing as there was no danger of the swelling being too damaging. I guess I over reacted and I tend to with the health of my children. I think that it is really important that they stay well and healthy and that I do everything that I can to look after them because they do not know when they need to see a doctor as they have no idea how serious their medical condition is and what consequences there might be if it isn’t treated. I suppose these are things that you learn – if one child has chicken pox then you know how to treat it when the other child gets it and so you do not worry so much and do not bother to consult the doctor.

They are the experts anyway, it can be dangerous to self diagnose and decide whether your condition is serious or not, if you feel unwell and you do not know why or what is wrong with you then you should seek help. Some people worry about visiting the doctor too much but I say better safe than sorry and I think there is nothing wrong with loving and protecting my children.

Sleeping Disorder – Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep and/or the inability to remain asleep for a reasonable amount of time. Insomniacs have been known to complain about being unable to close their eyes or “rest their mind” for more than a few minutes at a time. Both organic and non-organic insomnia constitute a sleep disorder.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia each year. Insomnia tends to increase with age and affects about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men.

At least three types of insomnia exist: transient, acute, and chronic.

1. Transient insomnia lasts from one night to a few weeks. Most people occasionally suffer from transient insomnia due to such causes as jet lag or short-term anxiety. If this form of insomnia continues to occur from time to time, the insomnia is classified as intermittent.

2. Acute insomnia is the inability to consistently sleep well for a period of between three weeks to six months.

3. Chronic insomnia is regarded as the most serious; persists almost nightly for at least a month.

A common misperception is that the amount of sleep a person requires decreases as he or she ages. The ability to sleep for long periods, rather than the need for sleep, appears to be lost as people get older. Some elderly insomniacs toss and turn in bed and occasionally fall off the bed at night, diminishing the amount of sleep they receive. An overactive mind or physical pain may also be causes. Finding the underlying cause of insomnia is usually necessary to cure it. Insomnia can be common after the loss of a loved one, even years or decades after the death, if they have not gone through the grieving process.

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Pediatric Endoscopy Procedures

Endoscopy means looking inside and refers to looking inside the human body for medical reasons. Endoscopy, using a borescope, is also used in engineering and techical situations such as the inspection of nuclear fuel elements, aircraft or engines where direct line-of-sight observation is not feasible. The instrument used is called an endoscope…..

Pediatric Endoscopy

The establishment of the Pediatric Endoscopy Section of the We Care India partner hospital to offer another first in India. This Section was the first Pediatric Endoscopy Section, offering the most comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for infants and children.

We Care India partner hospital takes special concern for the treatment of pediatric diseases, with specialists trained in the operation of highly advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment for delicate procedures such as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy with biopsies….

ENDOSCOPY examination of the inside of an organ or body cavity using a fiberoptic instrument. The report should describe the condition of the organ with reference to swelling, blockage, lesions, growths, and other abnormalities….

BRONCHOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the trachea and mainstem and lobar bronchi to evaluate invasion from lung or from esophagus, using a lighted tube inserted into the lungs through the mouth….

COLONOSCOPY examination of the large intestine using a fiberoptic instrument. The report should describe the condition of the colon in the cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, and descending portions of the colon, in addition to the sigmoid and rectum….

CYSTOSCOPY examination of the bladder using a fiberoptic instrument. Usually not performed for colon tumors. May be performed for a fixed or highly invasive rectal tumor……

CYSTOURETHROSCOPY examination of the bladder and urethra using a fiberoptic instrument…..

DUODENOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum)……

ERCP (ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY) Evaluation of the gallbladder and pancreas using contrast material instilled in the duodenum or ampulla of Vater via an endoscope. Key words/possible involvement: hypervascularity, stricture, extrinsic mass, lesion, neoplasm, malignancy, opacification, nonvisualization, stones, stenosis…..

ESOPHAGOGASTRODUODENOSCOPY Also called EGD. Consists of visualization of esophagus, stomach and small intestine (duodenum) as part of a single procedure……

ESOPHAGOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the esophagus to evaluate invasion from a lung or stomach tumor……

GASTROSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the stomach to evaluation invasion from other organs……

HYSTEROSCOPY examination of the uterus using a fiberoptic instrument. Key words/possible involvement: tumor, leukoplakia, whitish areas of epithelium, irregular blood vessels, infiltrated patches, atypical epithelium, abnormal epithelium, suspicious lesion, neoplasm, malignancy. Other words/no involvement: no abnormalities visualized during the examination……

LAPAROSCOPY examination of the inside of the abdomen using a fiberoptic instrument. The report should describe the condition of organs in the abdomen with reference to swelling, blockage, lesions, growths, and other abnormalities. Key words/possible involvement: mass, lesion, abnormal lymph nodes, seeding, salt and pepper, talcum powder appearance, nodules, caking, implants, encasement, frozen pelvis, matted organs……

LARYNGOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the larynx to evaluate for a head and neck primary tumor; to determine a cause for vocal cord paralysis other than recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis due to involvement by lung cancer; or to determine invasion from esophagus……

MEDIASTINOSCOPY an invasive endoscopic procedure to biopsy the lymph nodes in the mediastinum by means of a bronchoscope inserted through an incision in the base of the neck. Key words/possible involvement: mass, lesion, or abnormal lymph nodes visualized in the mediastinum, or if a biopsy of the mediastinum yields a diagnosis of malignancy……

NASOPHARYNGOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the nasopharynx and pharynx to evaluate region for primary or secondary malignancy…..

PERITONEOSCOPY endoscopic examination of the peritoneum. Key words/possible involvement: mass, lesion, abnormal lymph nodes, nodules, encasement, frozen pelvis, matted organs……

PROCTOSIGMOIDOSCOPY examination of the lower portion of the large intestine (sigmoid and rectum) using a fiberoptic instrument. Also called: proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy…..

SIGMOIDOSCOPY examination of the lower portion of the large intestine (sigmoid and rectum) using a fiberoptic instrument. Sigmoidoscopy generally describes the condition of the lower colon to a level of 12 inches or 31 cm., or to 60 cm, depending on the instrument used…..

THORACOSCOPY endoscopic visualization of the thoracic cavity. Also called pleural endoscopy…..

TRIPLE ENDOSCOPY (also called panendoscopy) combination procedure that examines the trachea, larynx, pharynx and esophagus via endoscopic visualization; used to investigate all mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract for original or subsequent primaries…..

URETEROSCOPY examination of the renal pelvis and ureters using a fiberoptic instrument (usually performed under general anesthesia)…..

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Ankle Injuries and Treatment Options

Spring is here and when the weather warms up, that means more outdoor activities to do. Whether that means hiking your favorite trail, running just for fun, or playing with your kids at the park, this sudden increase in exercise leaves your unconditioned ankles at risk. You may have rolled your ankles multiple times before, but this time your ankle is really bothering you and you begin to wonder what is causing this to happen.

What actually happens to your ankle?

When you roll your ankle in the most common fashion, the tibia moves laterally over your talus, which is inverting, while your calcaneous moves medially, and your cuboid moves inferiorly. The severity of the injury can fall into a few different categories: strains, sprains, tears, or fractures.

Sprain or Strain: Is there a difference?

Simply described, strains are injuries of the muscle and fascia. In a mild strain only a few muscle fibers are injured, the fascia is intact, and little function is lost. A severe strain is very painful and accompanied by discoloration caused by blood vessel rupture. The fascia and many muscle fibers tear, and muscle function may be lost completely. Sprains result from overstretching or tearing of the connective tissues, ligament, and/or tendons. In severe sprains the tendons can tear or pull away from the bone causing fracture. These two can occur simultaneously, as ankle injuries are notoriously complex.

Treatment Options for Ankle Injuries

Treatment plans for ankle injuries depend largely on the severity of the injury. The options for treatment range from conservative to invasive. By following proper treatment, most ankle sprains heal within two to six weeks, but may take longer depending on injury severity and patient compliance. You may need to use crutches to assist you during walking. Consult your health care provider to reduce the risk of re-injury or setbacks.

Swelling and pain are the body’s way of making you take a time out and rest so that you don’t injure yourself further. Applying ice In 20 minute intervals four to five times a day in the beginning stages is a good way to reduce swelling and control pain. Caution should be used when icing due to the potential of tissue damage, when icing for longer periods of time than directed.

Compression therapy is great for stabilizing the area and used to help your body to push the Inflammation from the affected area. Using elastic wraps, air casts, or splints not only help to reduce the edema but also protect the ankle by immobilizing it.

Elevation of the injured part helps to decrease the edema in the ankle due to pooling of blood as a result of gravity. Keeping the ankle elevated on a few pillows, ideally above heart level will decrease swelling and pain of your injury.

RICE Therapy: RICE is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. This can be used to address the initial early signs of inflammation, edema, and swelling, which are present in most traumatic injuries.

Contrast Therapy: aka Hot/Cold Inversion Therapy is to speed up the process of reducing inflammation, by using the pumping action of vasoconstriction and dilation. This helps to break up fibrin plugs that formed from tissue damage, so that local lymphatic channels can reopen to reduce the swelling to the injured area.

This is performed by using two tubs, new trash cans work beautifully, with water filled to 12 to 14 inches of water in each tub. One will be an ice bath with cold water and one-third ice, and the other will be warm water about 100-degree Fahrenheit. You should then place the effected ankle in the Ice bath for one minute and then into the warm bath for one minute, alternate back and forth for 11 minutes being certain to finish with the ice bath. If at any time you feel nauseous, dizzy or experience chest pains stop and consult a health care professional.

Passive therapies: Passive therapies are those which the patient has no active part in and just has to relax while the therapy is performed. Therapies such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and cold laser have been proven effective to help with reducing painful symptoms, decreasing local swelling, retarding muscle wasting, and stimulating healing.

Ankle Supports: To provide temporary support and stability to the injured ankle, supports can be used as a short-term solution. They can prevent motions that may cause re-injury to the vulnerable joint. Bracing may include the use of air splints, lace-up ankle braces, elastic wraps, taping, or removable cast boots. Long-term use of braces is not advised because it de-conditions the musculature surrounding the joint, weakens ligaments, and can cause bone density loss.i

Chiropractic Adjustments: Chiropractic care helps to restore function to joints of the foot and lower extremity that are “locked up”, fixated, and not moving properly. Muscles, tendons, and ligaments depend upon proper joint movement to function at optimal levels. Normalizing joint function helps speed the healing of soft tissues and reduces the de-conditioning effect of being immobilized.

Rehabilitation: Mobilization of the ankle should be performed as soon as tolerated to avoid long-term stiffness and swelling of the joint. A physical therapy program consisting of range of motion exercises, stretching, muscle strengthening, and movement pattern retraining can be implemented for this purpose.

Another component of this rehabilitation process Includes retraining the ankle joint to protect against abnormal movements. Proprioception Is the body’s ability to sense movement and position of body parts. Nerve endings In the ankle joint may be Injured during an ankle sprain, making this process more difficult. Retraining faulty movement and stabilization firing patterns will help train the body to protect itself from abnormal motion that can cause re-Injury. This Is accomplished by using physical therapy devices such as a wobble board and unstable surfaces to retrain the ankle for uneven terrain.

Footwear: Shoes worn after ankle injury should have greater support around the heel and may extend above the ankle joint to provide additional stability. Trained personnel at your local athletic store can direct you to the shoes that would best support your vulnerable ankle.

This article is not written for the purposes of diagnosing, treating, or rehabilitating any condition, symptom, or disease. This is written for informational purposes only. Please have your condition evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Cancer treatments and disease cures

Quantum healing.

This is a must read for any person who is dealing with illness or disease in a world where half of our seven Billion people are sick or dying daily.

A new book reveals a journey into the world of futuristic Quantum cure for all disease has been developed over the last 20 years by brilliant Doctors and Scientists using NASA space age technology to allow a Doctor to heal today with warp speed, delete disease with no pain and inexpensively.

This science is not new and has been vastly improved to a Sci-Fi level. In 1934, Doctor Royal Rife cured 16 out of 16 terminally ill with Cancer. We just have not heard about how this Medical Revolution is exploding world wide.

Dave Archer wrote The Quantum cure over 3 years as he was a patient with this new technology suffering with multiple disease and finding no cure with Drugs or conventional Doctors.

Quantum healing allows a practitioner to scan a patients Body, Mind and Spirit within 90 seconds on a cellular level, print out the list of defects and begin 5 minute cycles of healing a person in each area of illness or disease directly. This allows a body to heal with biofeedback at computer age lightening speeds.

The Quantum Cure is a natural alternative available to any patient world wide and the book provides options for a reader to find a local Doctor with ease and begin a Quantum Leap in recovery.

Here is a list of illness or disease that Quantum can heal with remarkable speed because it is the most powerful force in the universe and works on Mind Body and Spirit on a cellular level, instantly. Some will be deleted in a 1 hour session whereas Cancer may take a dozen sessions …

Acid Reflux
Addison’s Disease
Adrenal Disorders
Age Spots
Alopecia (Baldness)
Alzheimer’s Disease
Athletes Foot
Attention Deficit Disorder
Back Pain
Balance Problems
Blackheads Acne
Bladder Cancer
Bladder Problems
Body Odor & Bad Breath
Bone Cancer
Bone Spurs
Bowel Problems
Brain Cancer
Brain Injury
Breast Cancer
Breast Problems
Cancer of Cervix
Candida – Candidacies
Cardiovascular Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Chemotherapy Side-effects
Cholesterol Problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pulmonary Disease
Circulatory Problems
Cold Sores
Colon Cancer
Common Cold
Cohn’s Disease
Cystic Acne
Cystic Fibrosis
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Drug Addiction
Dry Skin
Ear Problems
Endocrine Disorders
Energy Problems
Environmental Toxicity
Esophagus Cancer
Eye Pain
Eye Problems
Eyes (Bags under)
Eyes (Bloodshot)
Eyes (Dry)
Eyes (Itchy)
Eyes (Mucus)
Eyes (Tired)
Face Pain
Facial Paralysis
Fatty / Enlarged Liver

Fever Blisters
Folliculitis Alopecia
Folliculitis Decalvans
Food allergy
Food Poisoning
Frozen Shoulder
Fungal Infection
Fungal Skin Infections
Gall bladder Cancer
GERD – Gastro-Esophageal
Gum Problems
Gynecological Problems
Hair Disorders/Loss
Hay Fever
Hearing Loss
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hiatal Hernia
High Liver Enzymes
Hodgkin’s disease
Hormonal Acne
Hormone Imbalance
Hot Flashes
Huntington’s Disease
Immune Dysfunction
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Injured Muscles
Intrahepatic Stones
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Jet Lag
Kidney Cancer
Kidney Problems
Kidney Stones
Knee Pain
Lactose Intolerance
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Learning Disorders
Leg Cramps
Leg Ulcers
Lichen Planus
Lichen Sclerosis
Liver & Gallbladder Problems
Liver Cancer
Liver Stones
Low Blood Pressure
Low Blood Sugar
Lung Cancer
Lung Disease
Lyme Disease
Macular Degeneration
Malabsorption Syndrome
Melanoma Cancer
Memory Problems
Menopause Problems
Menstruation Problems
Mineral Deficiency
Mood Swings
Mouth Cancer
Multiple Chemical

Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Pain
Muscle Weakness
Myocardial Infarction
Nail Problems
Neck Problems
Nerve Damage
Nodular or Severe Cystic Acne
Non-Hodkins Lymphoma
Oily Skin
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreas Cancer
Pancreas Problems
Panic Disorder
Parasites Intestinal
Parkinson’s Disease
Personality Disorder
Pilonidal Disease
Pimples (Acne)
Pityriasis Rosea
Post-polio Syndrome
Pregnancy Problems
Primary Sclerosing
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Problems
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Radiation Sickness
Respiratory Ailments
Sarcoma Cancer
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual Problems
Shoulder Pain
Sinus Problems
Skin Problems
Skin Rash
Sleep Disorders
Spider Bite
Spinal Disorders
Sports Injuries
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Problems
Testical Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Problems
Tinea Capitis
Tongue Cancer
Tooth Decay
Ulcerative Colitis/Colitis
Urinary Tract Infections
Urination Problems
Vaginal Cancer
Varicose Veins
Vision Problems
Vitamin Deficiency
Whiteheads Acne
Wrinkled Skin – Wrinkles
Yeast Infection

Diagnosing Osteoporosis – Get The Picture

Diagnosing osteoporosis is an important health initiative that must be taken seriously since the health cost associated with an inaccurate or a missed diagnosis can be costly in the arena of health consequences for years to come.

When diagnosing osteoporosis it is important to determine if the osteoporosis is of a primary or a secondary nature as the treatment is different for each cause.

Secondary osteoporosis is related to the fact that something else is causing the development of osteoporosis, for example, collagen disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta, and Marfan's syndrome, bone marrow disorders such as multiple myeloma, lymphoma, or even chronic alcohol use, or endocrine disorders such as, Cushing's disease, diabetes, or a hyperthyroidism.

When diagnosing osteoporosis the best test on the market today is the DEXA scan. This test takes about 10 minutes to perform, is completely painless, and is associated with very limited radiation exposure. The DEXA scan passes the x-rays through the bones of either the hip, the spine or the wrist to assess its density.

The results of the tests are then compared to the normal baseline of the young adult population as well as to the age and gender control groups. The DEXA scan will be able to determine if you are at a higher risk for sustaining a fracture.

DEXA scans are recommended for all women over the age of 65, postmenopausal women under the age of 65 who have multiple risk factors, patients who have endured long-term oral corticosteroid use, and patients with a hyperparathyroidism.

Diagnosing osteoporosis is a fairly simple thing to do for any health care practitioner. It is also a critical piece of your healthcare puzzle.

A complete history and physical along with appropriate bone scans can help your physician to determine if you have osteoporosis.

Anti-Ulcer Drugs Information and Benefits

How The Drug Works

Sucralfate helps ulcers heal by forming a protective layer on the ulcer to serve as a barrier against acid, bile salts and enzymes present in the stomach and duodenum.


For short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of duodenal ulcers.

For maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers.

Other User: Occasionally doctors may prescribe sucralfate for or a and esophageal ulcers caused by chemotherapy or radiation, drug induced digestive tract irritation, prevention of stress ulcers, long-term treatment of gastric (stomach) ulcers or inflammation of the esophagus. Sucralfate has also been shown to speed the healing of gastric ulcers.

Pregnancy: Adequate studies have not been done in pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed and potential benefits outweigh the possible hazards to the fetus.

Breastfeeding: It is not known if sucralfate appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before you begin breastfeeding.

Children: Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or if you are planning to take any over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements with sucralfate. Doses of one or both drugs may need to be modified or a different drug may need to be prescribed. The following drugs and drug classes interact with sucralfate.

1. Antacids (aluminum-containing)

2. Penicillamine (eg, Cuprimine)

3. Cimetidine (eg, Tagamet)

4. Phenytoin (eg, Dilantin)

5. Ciprofloxacin (eg, Cipro)

6. Rantidine (eg, Zantac)

Side Effects

Every drug is capable of producing side effects. Many sucralfate users experience no, or minor, side effects. The frequency and severity of side effects depend on many factors including dose, duration of therapy and individual susceptibility. Possible side effects include:

Other: Red or black stools; coughing up or vomiting bright red or "coffee ground-like" material.

Digestive Tract: Constipation; diarrhea; nausea; stomach discomfort; indigestion.

Skin: Rash; itching; hives.

Other: Dry mouth; back pain; dizziness; sleepiness; facial swelling; difficulty breathing.

Guidelines for Use

* Take on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before meals and at bed time.

* Do not take antacids 30 minutes before or after taking sucralfate.

* If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose in order to "catch up" (unless advised to do so by your doctor). If more than one dose is missed, or it is necessary to establish a new dosage schedule, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Use exactly as prescribed.

* If red or black stools, coughing up or vomiting bright red or "coffee ground-like" material occur, contact your doctor.

* Duodenal ulcer is a chronic recurrent disease. While a single course of therapy of 4 to 8 weeks may completely heal the ulcer, ulcers may occur again and may be more severe.

* Suspension-Shake well before using.

* If you have any questions, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Feeding the Baby – Advantages of Breast Milk Over Formula

The decision to breastfeed or formula feed your new baby is a very personal one, and will depend on your circumstances.

The general consensus is that 'breast is best', but of course this is not always possible for a variety of reasons.

Here are some points you may wish to consider to help you decide which is best for you and your new baby.

Formula Milk:

Formula milk is higher in protein content, but the protein found in breast milk has a higher digestibility and assimilation, and therefore less is required.

Breast Milk:

Breast milk has a higher carbohydrate content.

Breast milk contains Bifidus factor – beneficial bacteria to help with the baby's immune system.

Bifidus factor discourages the growth of pathogenic organisms.

Breast milk in the first few days contains colostrum, which contains all the necessary immune factors, plus growth factors and a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Colostrum can fight and remove bacterial invaders in the intestinal tract and is good for the lungs, throat and intestines.

Did You Know?

Every new-born baby has a 'leaky gut'. This is natural and is as nature intended.

In time, this gut must 'heal', or become less leaky. If it does not heal, then undigested proteins can cross the gut and cause allergic reactions. Normally this is not a problem, because one of the ingredients naturally found in breastmilk (Secretory Immunoglobulin-A, or sIgA for short) helps to seal the leakiness, or permeability.

This is one of the reasons why breast milk helps the baby develop a healthy immune system.

If the naturally leaky gut in the new-born is not 'healed' (which happens naturally with breastfeeding), then the proteins from cows milk may cross the leaky gut and set up an immune reaction. This is why so many babies do better on breast milk.

Other important benefits of breastmilk are:

  • It has been shown that babies or children who are fed cows milk too early can develop Type 1 diabetes.
  • Breast milk has a laxative effect, which encourages the passage of first bowel movements, preventing newborn jaundice.
  • Formula fed babies usually have harder and more odorous stools than breast fed babies.
  • The minerals from breast milk are better absorbed than minerals in formula milk. The unabsorbed portions of minerals can change the balance of bacteria in the newborn's gut, which creates greater opportunity for dysbiosis (imbalance of bacteria).


Twenty different studies, including two controlled trials, suggest several advantages of longer-term exclusive breast feeding. When babies were fed exclusively with breast milk for six months (ie no solids or liquids besides human milk, other than vitamins and medications), they had a lower risk of gastrointestinal infection than those who were exclusively breastfed for only three to four months. The mothers lost their maternal weight more readily after the birth and delayed the return of menstrual periods with the longer breastfeeding period. There were no adverse effects on the baby's growth, although in developing countries there was some incidence of reduced iron levels.

A study carried out at the Institute of Child Health in London found that babies who received a "low nutrient" diet rather than a "nutrient rich" diet in their first days were healthier as adolescents. This may be of some comfort to mothers who usually produce very small amounts of milk in the first few days after birth. Perhaps nature knows what it's doing?

What do you think?

Perhaps nature knows what it's doing?


If you do not think breast feeding is for you, do not dismiss it out of hand – chat with your midwife, lactation consultant or health visitor about it. The alternative option is to add colostrum powder to the formula feed.

Natural Sex Pills for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Natural remedies for erectile dysfunction are one of the most effective ways to stop this tragical disease. As a rule, natural ED remedies are presented as supplements for men. There are a lot of natural herbal sex pills available on the market. Not only are they good for improving erections, but also they are an excellent mean to make your sexual life better. However, a lot of men are still in doubt about their ability to be helpful in treating of impotence problem. You can often hear how doctors say that ED supplements cannot be a satisfactory treatment method. Instead, they constantly offer to take Viagra or other ED drugs. Chemical ED drugs do give you harder erections meanwhile inducing lots of side effects.

Some herbal sex pills are marketed as a natural alternative to well-known drugs for ED. Such sex pills promise you harder erections on demand without giving any side effects to your body. Sounds great, does not it? Let’s find out whether this is true or just a marketing gimmick. All known chemical drugs for ED are inhibitors of phosphodiesterase type 5. This means their working mechanism is based on increasing blood flow to the penis. Phosphodiesterase-5 is a compound that is responsible for decrease in the amount of blood in the penis. So, by inhibiting phosphodiesterase type 5, ED drugs promote higher content of blood in the penis. As you can see, to experience more powerful erections, you need to have an increased amount of blood in your penis. Can natural sex pills do this?

To answer this question, we need to know what ingredients natural sex pills consist of. L-arginine is one of the components that are found in almost all supplements that claim to be a natural erectile dysfunction remedy. L-arginine is an amino acid. Its main function is producing nitric oxide in our bodies. Nitric oxide is a molecule that has many important functions. One of its most significant properties is ability to relax smooth muscles of blood vessels or being a vasodilator agent. As we have already known, an erection strength is directly associated with a bloodstream to the penis. Relaxed vessels are able to accommodate more blood. This, in turn, leads to stronger blood flow to the penis. The ability of L-arginine to be an effective vasodilator has been proven by numerous studies. Natural sex pills that contain this amino acid are an amazing remedy for men who have erection problems due to cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis and hypertension. In such cases L-arginine not only improves your erections, but also prevents heart issues which are possible due to atherosclerosis and hypertension.

The release of nitric oxide from L-arginine is pretty fast, so natural sex pills start to work in about 30 minutes. L-arginine does not cause any side effects. The only limitation is no taking supplements containing L-arginine by people with low blood pressure. L-arginine is not the only component in natural sex pills for men. Male impotence supplements may include a lot of other ingredients that enhance your sexual performance and desire, help you control your ejaculations, and allows to have multiple sex sessions. The truth is that many men are not completely satisfied with their sex lives. A lot of men would like to enhance their sexual performance in bed. So, natural sex pill is a real solution to carry out their wishes. Men suffering from erectile dysfunction can rejoice, because herbal sex pill is a worthy alternative to chemical ED drugs. Natural ED supplements are much cheaper than Viagra or Cialis, and the main their advantage is the lack of side effects.

Understanding Ringing Ears From Sinus Congestion

Tinnitus, a condition which is also termed as ringing in the ears, is usually accompanied or rather caused by a lot of medical conditions. One such condition that can cause tinnitus is the sinus congestion. This congestion happens when the openings of the sinus or Eustachian passages are blocked with either polyps or mucous. In the event that a person's sinuses are blocked, they experience nasal discharges or nasal congestion. When an individual's sinuses become blocked, most of the time, they will get ringing of the ears. The congestion of the sinus may cause an individual to hear internal sounds without the presence of an actual external source.

Like any other types of tinnitus, sinus ringing ears can also be very annoying. They can also be a great distraction to a person's daily activity. Not only does the person need to cope with the burden of the nasal congestion and constant discharges from the nose, he or she is frequently compelled to deal with the bothersome popping, crackling or buzzing sounds as well. With all these events occurring in an individual's head, there is a great possibility for frustration and being upset. This is why a lot of people who frequently experience problems with their sinuses go for medical surgery to help solve the problem.

If the case of tinnitus is really sinus congestion, this could be lessened right after undergoing a surgery. There are some individuals who deal with their sinus problems with the use of antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays. Some tinnitus sufferers experience sinus congestion brought about by allergy medication and allergies. Once again, if this is a case of your ringing ears, once the problem has been cured, the unusual noises should slowly go away.

If the ear ringing is only likely to appear when there is a sinus infection, then this could be a direct result of congestion, although, if a person observes the presence of tinnitus on a regular basis, it is strongly recommended that they consult a medical doctor. There should be no need to get worried with discussing the problem with a physician, more in particular, an ear specialist.

Is Thrush Contagious?

Candida is the bacteria which causes thrush. It is actually a growth of organisms which is found in various parts of your body, like your mouth, genitals and even on your skin and in your digestive system. A yeast infection is not dangerous to your health but it can be extremely uncomfortable if it is not treated effectively.

Many people ask me whether or not thrush is contagious, and my honest answer is that yes it is. Thrush can be spread to other parts of your own body as well as to other people. Often, people who are suffering from oral thrush will also get a bout of genital thrush to boot. Not nice, but unfortunately that’s the way our bodies work.

Babies are often thrush sufferers as without having fully developed immune systems, it is easier for them to develop the yeast overgrowth. Breast feeding mothers often pass thrush to their babies through their milk.

So what do you need to look for?

The most basic symptoms of thrush are:

– white or creamy curdling on the skin or in the mouth or throat

– bleeding if the surface is scratched

– mild pain

– foul discharge from the genital area, often accompanied by a burning sensation when urinating.

The current thinking in medical circles is to treat yeast infections naturally. This means taking a simply oral supplement which combats the effect of the yeast overgrowth. Not only are these remedies safe, they also come with a money back guarantee unlike traditional medicines. The main reason for doctors prescribing these items is that they have found that recurrent cases are much less than those using traditional medicines.

Top 7 Quotes and Messages to Have Engraved in Jewellery

Engraving messages or quotes onto pendants, rings or bangles is a wonderful way of adding a personal touch to any gift. It can be everything from a personal message to them from you, or perhaps a wonderful quote or their favourite saying. By following a few simple tips, you’ll be able to decide on exactly what to engrave on your gift for that someone special.

Who is it for?

This will determine the type of message you’ll want to engrave. If you are unsure of what to engrave for a great friend, a good idea is to use the Internet or go to a library to find a compilation of good quotes relating to what you are looking for. Similarly, if you are looking for quotes relating to love, the Internet has some great sites that have hundreds if not thousands of quotes. The important thing is to be able to pick the good from the cheesy.

Make sure the jewellery that you have bought can be engraved

Some jewellery cannot be engraved, so make sure when you buy it that you ask the jeweller. Some surfaces cannot be engraved, and some areas may be too fine to write on.

Consider the amount of space you have to engrave on

Your quote or message needs to fit in the allocated area you have for engraving. With rings it really needs to be short and simple. Bangles and some pendants however have lots of room to fit a whole quote or longer message.

Many people have diamond rings engraved with a message before proposing to that special someone. It can be a lovely added personal touch your partner will remember forever.

Engraving in another language can be romantic

Engraving in another language is a very romantic idea. Whether or not it is a language they know, it adds something extra to a romantic inscription.

Some great quotes

Here are some traditional yet timeless quotes for partners:

  • ti amo, sei mia means, I Iove you, you’re mine now in Italian.
  • amor vincit omnia means, Love conquers all in Latin.
  • A simple ‘I love you’ with each other initials is also a good inscription.

Here are some great inspirational quotes for friends:

  • Wishes do come true
  • Never give up
  • Friends for life
  • ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’- Gandhi.

If you both have a quote you love or something you know they like, it is a good idea to have that engraved. Engraving jewellery really does add that extra something special to your gift. It will be something they will always look at whenever they wear that piece of jewellery, and think of you.

I hope our tips on how to choose the best quote or message to engrave on a piece of jewellery for your loved one has given you some ideas on the type and style of engraving that is best suited to them.