Tips on Treating Pesky Ingrown Toenails

Don’t delay ingrown toenail treatment, you don’t have to live with the pain. There are answers, and they are simple, when the toenail is first aggravated, and becomes more complex the nastier the infection. In diabetics and those patients with poor circulation, an ingrown toenail can lead to a toe amputation. Seek treatment when it is a minor annoyance! Almost everyone, at one time or another in their life, has suffered from an ingrown toenail. Often, this first occurs during adolescence, but can occur at any age. The toenail curves into the skin, causing redness, irritation and pain. Most kids don’t complain until their toe is swollen, red, and dripping pus! Don’t worry, Mom, they hide it until they can’t stand the pain anymore. Some older kids (yes, I mean you!) do the same thing with their spouses.

What causes ingrown toenails? You can blame Mom and Dad for having slightly deformed toenails from birth. It can also occur from trauma, shoe pressure and toenails that are improperly cut; usually too short Onychomycosis or fungus in your toenails can also cause ingrown toenails and tight or narrow shoes can also be to blame.

Simple solutions to controlling ingrown toenail:

1. Treatment for ingrown toenails can be as easy as reducing the pressure on the skin by trimming the toenail (with sterile instruments, not in your bathroom!)and then as the toenail grows, encourage the skin away from the leading edge.

2. Try a shoe with more toe room or a bigger toe box.

3. Clean the area with antibacterial soap and apply antiseptic once a day

4. Soak your toe for 15 minutes in Epsom salt and warm water, then cut the nail straight across (do not dig in the corner) and gently massage the skin away from the nail. Remember that the old wives tale of cutting a notch in the toenail rarely works

If this doesn’t work, call your podiatrist (not your pedicurist!) and make an appointment. Don’t wait until the pain is so bad that you dread even putting your shoe on.

Surgical solutions are commonly needed because most people will delay care until the toe is significantly infected. Surgical decompression of the infection, with removal of the nail spicule, is usually needed; followed by a permanent nail ablation procedure utilizing a chemical, laser, or other technique to remove the nail root in chronic cases. Antibiotics are often prescribed and local wound care is needed to treat the surgical wound and infection after surgery.

Even in the worst cases of ingrown toenails, most people are back to activity in just a few hours or days depending on pain tolerance and the extent of the infection. In rare cases, the infection is so bad that hospitalization and IV antibiotics are needed to avoid losing your toe to amputation.

Bottom line: seek medical attention early in the case of ingrown toenails. Repeated nail trimming in your bathroom leads to significant deformity and infection of the nail. Call or contact the office for an appointment. Don’t mess around with ingrown toenails!

Cut High Fructose Corn Syrup to Lose Weight

As Americans continue to fight a losing battle in the war against abdominal fat, newly emerging information from the Endocrine Society implicates high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) with the metabolic disorder which leads to diabetes and storage of fat around the waist. HFCS is found in virtually every processed food and drink available on grocery store shelves because it’s inexpensive to produce, and readily available due to government subsidies.

Extensive research reveals that HFCS is metabolized much differently than regular sugar by the body. Although HFCS contains about the same amount of calories as sugar, the calories don’t register as being consumed by the brain, causing you to eat more before you feel full. Additionally, HFCS consumed from an early age affects the immature fat cells, forcing higher numbers to become mature abdominal fat cells in adult life.

HFCS promotes belly fat from early childhood, a problem with significant health implications considering the massive amounts of sweetened, processed foods and soft drinks consumed by children and teens. This research underlines the critical importance of eliminating HFCS from our diet at an early age, allowing our metabolism to release stored fat and lose weight naturally. Follow these steps to flush HFCS from your diet.

Step 1: Eliminate Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices

Americans consume nearly 45 pounds of HFCS every year, and one of the primary sources is sweetened beverages. Soft drinks and fruit juices contain between 150 and 200 calories per serving, and those calories don’t register as part of the total caloric intake for the day. This means that calories from HFCS sweetened drinks are much more likely to be stored directly as abdominal fat, making it very difficult to lose weight. Substitute water and tea which can be sweetened with the natural sweetener stevia, if necessary.

Step 2: Avoid Fast Foods and Processed Foods

Fast food is notorious for providing little nutritional value, and it’s loaded with HFCS in items you may not even suspect. In an effort to make their offerings more appealing to the taste buds, fast food makers pump high fructose corn syrup into shakes, salad dressings, chocolate milk, condiments, hamburger buns and even certain meats have been injected with the sweetener.

Virtually all processed and refined foods are laced with high amounts of the obesity sweetener. Read nutritional labels on all processed food items with a special eye on ketchup, pancake and cake mixes, luncheon meats and hot dogs. Substitute foods in their natural form which haven’t been created in a food manufacturing lab. Choose not to be a test subject in this very dangerous experiment.

Step 3: Choose 100% Organic Foods

Choose foods that remain in their most natural form which are typically found in the outer aisles in most food markets. When reading labels, look for ‘100% organic’, as this is your only guarantee no HFCS or other chemical contaminants have been added. Fill up on plenty of raw, leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and unprocessed meats to avoid the temptation from HFCS laced foods. Be careful to limit fruit consumption, as fructose is fruit sugar, and in excess can cause many of the same problems as its processed twin.

High fructose corn syrup is a metabolically active, unnatural sweetener which has been shown to alter the normal distribution of fat in the body. Humans didn’t evolve to process calories from HFCS, as it has only been in the food supply for the last 40 years. Help children and your family develop a healthy diet which is free of HFCS by reading all food labels and avoiding fast and processed foods, sugary drinks and fruit juices. Weight loss will be a welcome side effect as belly fat is naturally released and health is rapidly restored.

Nail Fungus – What Causes It and How to Prevent It

Nail Fungus, or onychomycosis affects over 30 million Americans alone. This disfiguring and sometimes painful nail infection can be very difficult to get rid of. It will not heal itself and even when treated it may take up to a year to fully restore your nails to a normal, healthy state! Knowing that, you can see that it's really important to be able to recognize it and seek treatment early.

The first sign of a nail fungus infection may be a small white or yellow spot on the nail that is spreading. You may also notice nail thickening. The infected becomes dull and has no luster. As it advances it becomes brittle and the edges of your nail may start to crumble. It may be discolored from buildup under the nail. You nail may even separate and come off and make it difficult to go about your daily routine (and painful).

Fungi grow in moist, dark places. Your nails actually provide a good barrier against infection – unless they are compromised. Then that same barrier works to shelter and enable the fungus to grow and thrive.

Let's look at some of the causes of nail fungus:

Walking barefoot in public places like gyms, locker rooms, shower stalls, swimming pools, etc. – It is contagious!

Perspiration creates a moist condition that fungus likes.

Wearing cotton or wool socks that do not absorb sweat well.

Wearing heavy, tight shoes or shoes that do not allow much air to circulate.

Artificial nails or nail polish create a dark, sheltered environment that fungus thrives on.

Nail biting – a big "no-no" – creates small injuries around your nail that practically invite the fungus to come in!

Diabetes and other diseases with circulatory problems.

How can you prevent getting nail fungus in the first place? Since you know some of the causes, let's consider commonsense measures to avoid the problem:

Keep your nails short and cut them straight across.

Dry thoroughly – especially between the toes.

Wear the right socks that absorb the sweat- a synthetic type.

Change socks during the day – more often if you sweat a lot.

Wear open- toed shoes or ones that let more air circulate.

Take your shoes off throughout the day.

Use antifungal spray or powder.

Use protective footwear when using public showers, pools, etc.

Wear rubber gloves to protect fingernails.

Make sure your nail salon sterilizes their tools if you get a manicure or pedicure.

Do not wear artificial nails or nail polish.

Do not use other peoples emery boards, nail files, etc.

Do not pick at the skin around your nails.

Absolutely NO nail biting!

Be aware of contagion – disinfect with bleach in the bathtub if someone else in your house has an infection.

Using commonsense and being aware of what can cause nail fungus is your best chance of avoiding it. Again, if you suspect you might have – do not wait to treat it. It WILL get a lot worse if you just ignore. See a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Preventing Ankle Sprains – Ankle Braces (Part 4)

When all of the risk factors for spraining an ankle cannot be eliminated you may want to consider some outside help to reduce the likelihood that an ankle sprain will occur. Braces have been used effectively for decades to reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries[1], [2], [3],. In this article some of the most common and best researched styles of braces will be discussed so that you can know which brace will give you the best odds.

First, you must understand that the goal of an ankle brace is to restrict excessive motion in the joint while still allowing normal ranges of movement. This is easier said than done. While there are many braces out there only a very few have any research to prove that they work. Don’t be fooled into believe many manufacturer’s claims that they have scientific research to prove that their design works. They base this claim off of the fact that there has been scientific research done on braces similar to theirs. However, you must recognize that when research is performed on a brace the materials and manufacturing are also being tested, not just the design.

Braces are made to either fit inside or outside of a person’s shoe or boot. There are two basic designs of ankle braces available on the market: stirrups and boots. (yes, it sounds very country and western).

Stirrup braces have a heel plate or support under the foot, and straight pieces that run up the inside or outside of the ankle to the lower leg. These two side pieces are strapped together and the brace hugs the ankle joint. There are a couple variations on the design including a hinge between the bottom support and the side pieces to facilitate more normal movement as the ankle joint swings forward and back. Another variation is a full foot plate complete with arch support. Some stirrup braces will have air cushions on the side pieces for increased comfort and mobility.

Boot braces come in several designs as well from neoprene slip on braces which do little more than keep the ankle warm and add some mild compression (there is little to no evidence indicating that they prevent ankle sprains) to lace up boots with rigid side supports. Some boot style braces will be made of leather, others of nylon mesh, and others of a less restrictive and less effective material. Some will be fastened with Velcro straps or clips instead of laces.

When it comes to a comparison between these two styles of braces, the research gives a slight edge to certain stirrup braces[4]. In clinical trials they have been shown to be more effective in limiting the range of motion of the ankle joint as well as preventing more ankle sprains in real-life situations. This being said, the boot style braces are also effective for reducing the occurrence of ankle sprains.

So does this mean that you should definitely choose a stirrup brace over a boot brace? Not necessarily. Another factor to consider is the comfort of the brace. Even though stirrup braces have a little more evidence for their effectiveness, not everybody finds them comfortable to wear. This all depends on the personal preference and anatomical uniqueness of the individual wearing it. If a brace rubs or chafes the skin of the ankle joint, it is not the best option. In addition, if a person cannot walk or run normally or close to it then the brace could actually leave that person more prone to injuries of the ankle or other joints. There may be a trade-off to be made when it comes to your comfort and selecting the right brace for you.

The cost of a brace makes it a particularly desirable strategy for preventing ankle sprains. A typical brace will cost between $30-$50 depending on the model and where you buy[5]. This is a one-time investment that may last a whole season of sports or more depending on how much it is used. When compared to other techniques such as taping, a brace can be a very economical and effective choice.

Diabetes and Ayurvedic Treatment, Home Remedies

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a chronic disease. It is now ranked fifth, in the United States, as a leading cause of death. When inflicted by this disease, the body either fails to produce, or improperly utilizes the insulin for cell energy. Diabetes natural treatment could be the best way to go in such a situation.

Cinnamon, which is got from the bark of a tree, has been found to increase the conversion of glucose into energy and also blocks out free radicals. This means that diabetic complications are retarded. Research in India indicates that the effects of this herb in controlling blood sugar levels are astonishing. About 70% of the individuals reported positive results.

Wild jeerakam cumin seeds black colored 60 gm in 1 liter and boil a reduce it ti 1/4th liter and take half divide it into two equal parts and drink one part in the morning and one in the evening 2 times daily

Indian blackberry seeds or Jamun seed powder (scientific name of Jamun is Eugenia jambolana or Syzygium cumini L and) is very good for diabetes. Take 1/4th teaspoon with 1 teasoon honey for 50 days.

The ayurvedic practitioners suggest a variety of natural remedies. Exercise and yoga forms the most effective ayurvedic treatment for diabetes.Ayurveda also prescribes use of certain herbs which can help in curing diabetes. The most important herbs are shilajit, turmeric, neem, amalaki etc.These are considered to be nutritional supplements. They restore balance of those that cause imbalance in your body.

Researches have shown that the anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C taken with other supplements has a great effect on diabetics, helping them lowering high sugar blood levels.

It also helps reducing the risk of atherosclerosis too, that often occurs in diabetics. In this way the onset of heart stroke is easily delayed, and you may be well protected.

Salacia oblonga is an herb that’s been used for years which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka , binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates in the body. Ohio State University , studies saw insulin levels drop 23 % and blood sugar levels drop 29 % in patients who took a 1000 mg dose of the herb. Its really Amazing!

1 tablespoon of amla (Emblica officinalis) after removing the seeds extract the juice and mix with a cup of bitter gourd juice and take daily for 2months in a empty stomach.

Green plantain peels – Wash a green plantain and peel it, then put the peel in a jar and cover with water. Let sit overnight, and then drink this water three times a day. Lowers your blood sugar level. Keep drinking as needed and change the peel every other day and refill the jar with water.

Scalp Bruising in Vacuum Extraction

When someone holds a baby, the first instruction they are given is to take care of the child's head. The correct way of holding a baby is to protect the head at all times. A newborn's head is the most sensitive part of a baby's body and it is essential to protect the head from any injuries. Head injuries can cause long term damages, both mentally and physically, for a newborn child. Thus, during childbirth every precaution must be taken to protect the child's head from any harm.

If performed incorrectly, the vacuum extraction can cause aa wide variety of injuries. Bruising of the scalp is a sign that the procedure may have harmed the baby. In the event of noticing these bruises, there should be concern that this was at the fault of the operator of the equipment.

Identifying Scalp Bruising

After a vacuum extraction it is important for the parent to closely monitor the head of their newborn child even after they are out of the hospital. Although the procedure is performed successfully during the birth, it does not mean that it did not cause other problems.

You can identify scalp bruising by closely examining the head for any discoloration. Both small and large bruises can cause the baby pain. Seeing any bruising after vacuum extraction causes a parent a high amount of concern. Understanding the events that lead up to the bruising is essential in establishing whether these injuries could have been avoided and if there is someone to blame for the injuries to your newborn child.

Chronic Lower Back Pain – You CAN Get Rid Of It!

Chronic lower back pain can be caused by quite a few different factors. The problem is, the lower back (lumbar region) is the main support for the weight bearing motions we all go through every day and is particularly susceptible to injury.

Your back is a powerful, intricately designed support system for your body that is made up of bone, muscular tissues, tendons, ligaments and discs. They have to all be in balance and work together or injury and chronic lower back pain is the result.

If we try to lift something incorrectly or take part in a strenuous physical activity (like sports) without an adequate stretch and warm-up, we could pull, strain or tear a muscle. Or, an the worst end of the spectrum, could even cause bone fractures.

Chronic Lower Back Pain – The Disc...

These same types of activities could create a bulging, slipped or herniated disc. The discs are made up of cartilage pads that act like shock absorbers between the vertebrae. They cushion the area in between the different segments of the spine.

Daily gravity, wear and tear on the discs makes the fluids seep out of them – making them less effective as shock absorbers as the day wears on. This loss of fluid can cause us to lose as much as 3/4 of an inch in height throughout the day! This is normal and the liquids are reabsorbed at night (if you get a good nights rest) but as we age, the ability to reabsorb the liquids lessens. This is commonly known as degenerative disc disease.

And these are only a few of the problems that could cause chronic lower back pain and have us searching for some severe back pain relief. There is sciatica, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism, just to name a couple others.

In many cases, it is difficult to determine – even for medical professionals – what the root cause of lower back pain is. It could be something as simple as bad posture!

Chronic Lower Back Pain – Muscle Strain

But, more often than not, chronic lower back pain is caused by a soft tissue muscle strain. These can be notoriously difficult to recover from – thus the chronic lower back pain.

Research has shown that muscle strain can lead to eventual total imbalance of the spine and its structure… which in turn leads to a relentless strain on the muscle groups, ligaments, skeletal frame (bones), as well as discs, causing the lower back to be even more vulnerable to further injuries.

Whatever is causing the chronic lower back pain can eventually lead to other problems as we compensate for our injuries. For example, if you have strained a muscle you will more than likely begin to carry yourself differently to avoid the pain. In doing so, you end up over using muscles groups that weren’t sore to begin with, and end up with more pain in new areas.

Stress and depression can also cause chronic lower back pain. An individual’s state of mind can have a powerful impact on the height of your pain as well as whether or not it results in long lasting, chronic lower back pain. Individuals that suffer from depression, are under a huge amount of stress, or are generally unhappy will often experience symptoms and seek lower back pain relief.

Are you scared yet? You should be, I certainly am! Chronic lower back pain is nothing to fool around with.

Chronic Lower Back Pain Prevention…

If you are healthy now, get started on a daily regimen of back and abdominal exercises. These should include both stretches and strengthening. Don’t forget your abdominal muscles! They help support your back more than you may imagine. And yes, if you are overweight, you need to change that.

These preventative type exercises can be done in only a few minutes a day, but can easily save you a lifetime of pain and suffering. According to CNN.com “More than 50 million Americans deal with chronic pain, at a cost of more than $100 billion annually.” It is one of the leading causes of missed work! Chronic Lower Back Pain Recovery… If you are already injured…

As always, it is best to check with your doctor to be certain of the cause, but it is likely a muscle strain. In that case, take an anti-inflammatory medication (a systemic enzyme) and apply ice for the first 48 hours. Stay away from the prescription and OTC medications, they all have well documented side effects that can literally kill you!

Our bodies naturally produce anti-inflammatory enzymes. As we age and/or when we are injured, we need to boost our systemic enzymes. As pain killers and anti-inflammatory medication, they work better than anything you are likely to be taking OTC and they have no known side effects!

Next, apply heat to get the blood flowing into the area. If there is someone that can give you a massage that is a great option. A massage will not only get the blood flowing, but will help to release our body’s natural pain killing endorphins.

While injured, though the desire will be to rest, current research shows that inactivity will weaken the muscles and make the problem worse. You need to stay active… Start with some – gentle – stretches and gradually (as your back gets better) work your way into muscle strengthening routines. The good news is… You don’t need to live with chronic lower back pain.

Once you become aware of some of the causes of chronic lower back pain, you can start working on the solution. Whether it is just making simple lifestyle changes or requires medical attention, you can find the help you need.

Morbidly Obese

It is a known fact that people like to have good looking bodies. For some people this is a distant dream that is very hard to get. This is because these individuals are morbidly obese. When we hear these words many of us are not aware of what is being said. In fact we tend to think that this term means being fascinated with fat body shapes.

The reality of the matter is slightly different. The actual meaning for the words “morbidly obese” is that a person is severely overweight. The way that this is calculated is by seeing what their body height is and if the body mass is right for this height. While it is possible to get this information about being morbidly obese from your doctor you can find this information from internet sites as well.

This information that you will find on the internet will sometimes be in the form of a chart. The chart will have figures for both men and women. Following the numbers which are given you can see if you are in danger of being morbidly obese. Should you find that you fall into this category there are things that you can do to lose some weight.

The first step is to visit your doctor. From this individual you will be able to see the actual state of your health. Next you can plan the best ways for you to lose this morbid obesity. These can include activities like reducing your food types and intake. Additionally you should think about taking up an exercise routine where you are constantly moving.

Since at first, staying on these lifestyle changes can be difficult, you should set small steps. As you progress further you can see the results as you change from being morbidly obese to having a normal body shape and size. These are important steps for anyone who is interested in losing their morbidly obese body weight.

With the help if all of these activities you can start reducing your body mass to what is considered as being acceptable. When you have a slim body shape then you can no longer be called morbidly obese. This is the point when you have regained a healthy looking body.

You will then be in a position to help other sufferers who are morbidly obese. The personal knowledge that you have gained will provide these people with the knowledge that it is possible for any one person who is morbidly obese to lose weight safely and with satisfactory results.

General Overview of the Digestive System

The digestive system consists of the digestive tract, a tube extending from the mouth to the anus, and its associated accessory organs (primary glands), which secrete fluids into the digestive tract. The digestive tract is also called the alimentary canal. The term gastrointestinal tract technically only refers to the stomach and intestines.

The first section of the digestive tract is the mouth, or oral cavity. It is surrounded by the lips, cheeks, teeth, and palate, and it contains the tongue. The salivary glands and tonsils are accessory organs of the oral cavity. The oral cavity opens posteriorly into the pharynx, which in turn, continues inferiorly into the esophagus. The major accessory structures are single-celled or small, simple tubular mucous glands distributed the length of the pharynx and the esophagus. The esophagus opens inferiorly into the stomach. The stomach wall contains many tubelike glands from which acid and enzymes are released into the stomach and are mixed with ingested food. The stomach opens inferiorly into the small intestine. The first segment of the small intestine is the duodenum. The major accessory structures in the segment of the digestive tract are the liver, the gallbladder and the pancreas. The next segment of the small intestine is the jejunum.

Small glands exist along its length and it is the major site of absorption. The last segment of the small intestine is the ileum, which is similar to the jejunum except the fewer digestive enzymes and more mucus are seceted and less absorption occurs in the ileum. The last section of the digestive tract is the large intestine. Its major accessory glands secrete mucus. It absorbs water and salts and concentrates undigested food into feces. The first segment is the cecum, with the attached vermiform appendix. The cecum is followed by the ascending, tranverse, descending and sigmoid colons and the rectum. The rectum joints the anal canal, which ends at the anus, the inferior termination of the digestive tract.

Disorders
1. Painful syndrome. Intensive pain, paroxysmal, after the meal, more often at night and on empty stomach. The pain is localized in epigastrium, umbilicus, right subcostal area, sometimes irradiates to waist or has spread character. Tenderness on palpation in pyloroduodenal area, muscular defence, and hyperesthesia of skin in tender zones (zakhariev-Ged), positive sign of Mendel.
2. Dyspeptic syndrome; vomiting, nausea, heartburn, vomiting frequently causes relief, removing pain, decrease of appetite, tendency to constipation (in patients with increased gastric acidity) or unstable stool (in patient with low gastric acidity).
3. Intoxication syndrome; weakness, lucidity, bad sleep, headache, irritability, tearfulness, increased disposition to perspiration, blue shadows under the eyes.

Dietary Supplements are the Best Acne Treatment

Only medication and conducting cosmetic procedures will not solve the problem of acne. A dietary supplement also is the Best Acne Treatment.

During the treatment of acne observe the designated treatment, diet, sleep at least 8 hours a day and play sports.

For Best Acne Treatment one should limit or completely stop using excessively spicy, sour, sweet and fatty meals. They lead to the aggravation of acne. Need to eat as little as possible of the old fruit and vegetables, potatoes do not play any role in developing of acne, one should drink plenty of juices.

The next step for acne treatment is to eliminate dysbiosis and vitamin A deficiency with a parallel treatment of major chronic diseases patients on the recommendations of professionals, trained to the operations of the skin, and integrated physiotherapy and cosmetology management after complete healing of the epidermis of the skin of the patient, assessing acne treatment at each stage of the scale and the Cook system SCORAD, evaluation of treatment of urogenital infection on diagnostic techniques in accordance with the guidelines of the Public Health Ministry Traditional methods to hygienic skin care, removal of skin tumors caused by human papilloma virus, remove nevus in the operating area, treat keloid scars, removal and prevention of vaginal dysbiosis with a verification provocation, the patient's psychological preparation for surgery.

Best Acne Treatment through dietary supplements is:

* Milk products, fruits and vegetables – they are a source of calcium.
* Fish, cheese, cheese and eggs, which are the source of phosphorus.
* Vegetables, yeast and cornmeal, which give body to vitamin D.
* Rosehip, lemons, cabbage, black currant, containing a large amount of vitamin C.
* Raisins, cabbage, prunes and apricots, fill up potassium.
* Beef liver, soy, beans and peas are rich in chromium.

It is best if the food should be both mixed and baked, but fried foods should be ignored, as individuals want it, is not worth it. One should consume those dietary supplements three- four times a day. The diet should be full, so at this time, one can forget about fried food.

3 Stages Of Lyme Disease And Their Symptoms

Lyme disease and its symptoms are classified into multiple stages, the first stage is considered to be the early stage, the next is considered to be the second stage, the last and third stage is officially known as chronic Lyme disease. At an early stage, it displays a rash and flu-like symptoms and then in second stage symptoms of the first stage increases and then at the third stage arthritis, neurological problems and other conditions prevails.

Lyme disease can be described as a bacterial infection that is transmitted by a tick bite. Normally it can be treated with antibiotics. You may experience complications or chronic illness as a result from the infection, when it is not responsive to medication or when left untreated for too long. If you are aware of chronic Lyme disease symptoms in its various stages, then you can control this from worsening and becoming a serious condition.

Early stage

The early stage of Lyme disease lasts the first four weeks after getting bitten by an infected tick. A red, circular rash that looks like a bull’s eye may be one of the symptoms associated with chronic Lyme disease. The red rash is called erythema migrans. However, there are a lot of patients that don’t experience a rash after they are bitten by a tick; so, you need to know what the other signs of a tick bite are. These include flu-like symptoms, such as headache, muscle ache, fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. Immediately seek your doctor for diagnosis and treatment if you know that you have been bitten by a tick, before the onset of any symptoms to avoid complications.

The second phase

When there is a delay in the treatment of Lyme disease, or no symptoms present in the early stage of the disease, it can transition to the second stage. This Lyme disease stage normally happens after the period of nearly one to four months since the date of tick biting. The symptoms during this stage include joint pains, headaches, muscle pains, numbness in the arms and legs, fainting, fatigue, low concentration, memory loss and conjunctivitis.

The third stage is Chronic Lyme disease

Lyme disease can become chronic especially in the elderly or have poor health. This later stage in Lyme disease could also be caused by very late diagnosis and treatment of the infection or persistent infection despite medication. At this stage, the symptoms can be beyond your wildest imaginations and may include:

* Arthritis–In the later stage of Lyme disease, you may develop arthritis. You’ll have redness, swelling, pain in your joints and stiffness in your shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and smaller joints.

* Neurological problems: Neurological problems will arise during the second stage, and they will increase in intensity. You could experience more severe numbness in your arms, legs and other parts of your body, along with an itch or burn. More headaches may be felt, as well as problems with speaking, memory loss, depression, anxiety, and panic. Additional neurological indications could be Bell’s Palsy, or facial nerve paralysis, and aseptic meningitis.

* Conditions which are serious symptoms and are a part of chronic Lyme disease include heart inflammation, visual dysfunction causing blurred vision, chronic fatigue, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), abdominal pain, pelvic pain, irregular heartbeat rate, hearing loss,urinary frequency,shortness of breath, fever, sweats, Diarrhea and irritable bowel

Death does not usually occur with Lyme disease according to studies. While not necessarily life-threatening, Chronic Lyme disease can be devastating. You need to know the signs that occur in the early stage so you can seek treatment right away and then you can avoid a lifetime of dealing with it.

Tantric Method For Curing Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection for a long enough period to complete sexual intercourse. It affects many men and there are many underlying medical and psychological reasons behind erectile dysfunction. If you do suffer from erectile dysfunction, it is important that you first check with your doctor to determine if any pre-existing physiological problem exists for the dysfunction.

That said, let’s talk about Vajroli Mudra. This is an ancient Tantric exercise that helps with erectile dysfunction. To keep it simple, we won’t go into the exact muscles and physiology involved. This exercise is also good for the kidneys, for the bladder (and urinary incontinence), and also is a great way to increase blood flow to the sexual organs (in both men and women – though we’re focusing on men with this article).

To perform the exercise, it is best to drink lots of water, but this is not necessary, as this exercise can be accomplished anytime one has to urinate.

While urinating, cut off the flow of urine midstream. At the same time, focus on contracting your anal sphincter and contracting your abdominal muscles at the same time. Release and let the urine flow again. Then contract again, the anus and abdominal muscles while you stop the urine flow. Release. Repeat the exercise during the entire session of urination.

This will help with erectile dysfunction, in most cases, if there is not an underlying physical or psychological component to the dysfunction. The Tantrists use this exercise to increase penile erectiveness for long periods of time. This allows them to have sex for a greater length of time.

One way to accentuate this exercise is to perform it while you are standing on the tips of your toes with the back part of your foot elevated. But make sure your balance is good, as you don’t want to fall over during this exercise.

To learn more methods of helping with erectile dysfunction, to supercharge your sexual system, and to increase the size of your penis, read IRON MAN PENIS – THE RUSSIAN SYSTEM.

Sincerely,

Georg von Neumann

White Lumps in the Throat – What Exactly Are They?

Finding white lumps in the throat can be a scary experience, particularly taking into account the various possible diagnoses. White throat lumps can be the result of stress or a sore throat, or even a yeast infection known as "thrush," which leaves white patches on the mouth and tongue. However, for most people with white spots in the back of the mouth, the likely culprits are tonsil stones.

The small, white stones are often found at the rear of the mouth, on the tongue, and on the tonsils themselves. They are accumulations of sulfur-based bacteria or debris that has become lodged in the pockets of the tonsils. Usually visible by the naked eye, these white lumps in the throat are typically foul-smelling and irregularly shaped.

Although they do not usually cause any physical harm to a person, tonsil stones can be irritating and painful, sometimes causing earaches, stomachaches, headaches, and difficulty swallowing. Bad breath, coughing, and excess phlegm are all additional symptoms of white lumps in the throat and tonsil stones.

Although they can be irritating for the person who has them, tonsil stones can often times be easily removed from the mouth, tongue, or throat with a variety of home remedies, which include gently expressing or popping them with a Q-tip, brushing over them carefully with a toothbrush, or using pulsating jets of water to wash them away and out of tonsil pockets.

However, in some more serious cases a person may be diagnosed with tonsillitis and the removal of the tonsils themselves is necessary. Removing the tonsils is a relatively routine procedure in which a physician numbs the area of ​​the throat and mouth with a local anesthetic and completely removes the tonsils and any stones or spots that may be on them.

Even if total removal of the tonsils is not necessary, if you have large tonsil stones or stones that have become lodged in places that are difficult or dangerous to reach on your own, they will likely have to be removed by a physician in order to rid you of white lumps in the throat completely.

How To Get Rid of Cold Sores In Three Easy Steps

Want to know how to get rid of cold sores? Then this article was written just for you. In just a minute you will discover how to get rid of cold sores, fever blisters and oral herpes with medically approved cold sore treatment methods.

Learning how to get rid of cold sores using these basic steps is actually quite simple and effective. And it could save you quite a bit of money.

You see, there are a lot of wild claims for cold sore treatment methods and products that just do not perform as promised. You buy it and eventually throw it away.

Before you are able to truly learn how to get rid of cold sores, you should know exactly what they are.

The cold sore itself is formed by the total destruction of millions of close cells. These cells are destroyed as the final part of the herpes simplex virus replication process.

Nearly everyone (90%) carries this virus. It is normally dormant and hiding in the root cells of your facial nerves closest to the original infection spot.

Since it is very contagious, tough, and extremely good at hiding, you will carry this herpes virus for life.

Stress is the common trigger that usually activates the herpes virus. Stress changes your body to a slightly acid state and weakens your immune defenses.

The sole purpose of the virus, once awakened, is to create new copies of its own kind. It does this by wiggling to the surface along the nerve fibers and forcing millions of cells into being virus factories.

Once the cells are full, the herpes virus kills the cell to release all the new virus. As mentioned earlier, all these destroyed cells forms the cold sore ulcer.

The healing period begins at this point as your body creates new cells and skin to heal the massive destruction.

The speed of the healing process is dependent on your current health, and the availability of necessary nutrients. These include vitamins, minerals and proteins from your diet.

Here, now, is how to get rid of cold sores – in three easy and basic steps. No matter what else you do, you really should use these as part of the total plan.

1. FIRST COLD SORE WARNING SIGNS

This is subtle but very important. At the very beginning of a new cold sore event, you will sense some discomfort in the target area. This may include itching, tingling, burning and dryness.

Many people miss these warning signs and thus end up with a full-blown cold sore.

If you apply ice or other cold object during these early warning signs, you can delay the cold sore – or sometimes stop it cold.

If you are able to get rid of cold sores at this early stage, it is a real blessing because you avoid the two or three weeks of discomfort and healing.

2. KEEP THE COLD SORE AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE

Even without your help, your body knows how to get rid of cold sores. It creates a thick fluid to wash away the offending virus. This fluid continually weeps from the sore, just teaming with contagious virus particles.

Your body knows that the cleansing of the wound is extremely important for healing.

This is where you can really help it along.

You should use tissues or paper towels soaked in alcohol, wine, or peroxide to cleanse the wound of additional virus.

This will also help sanitize the area to prevent spreading the sore to a new location, such as your eyes.

3. COLD SORE HEALING TAKES TIME

During the healing phase, ice is not any longer a good cold sore treatment. It may reduce discomfort, but it really slows down healing. Now you must apply heat.

You can do this using throwaway paper towel dipped in hot water and applied to the sore. Or you can do what many do and use hot, wet tea bags.

The tea contains healing nutrients the will speed recovery. And they are cheap and convenient.

But, do not heat up in a microwave oven. This destroys the nutritional and healing properties. Use boiling water instead.

You will want to do 10 to 15 minute sessions with the heat.

As you can see – how to get rid of cold sores is actually quite simple using these medically sound and time proven methods that have worked for thousands of others.

There are other tips, tricks and tactics you can use to get rid of cold sores, but these are the basics by which everything else will work much better.

You see – the key isn’t how to get rid of cold sores, but how to do so effectively and permanently.

Boxcar Scarring Can Be Treated With a Natural Acne Scar Removal Cream

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions out there. Even so, there is actually no cure that can eliminate acne for good. Nevertheless, it can be controlled with the right acne treatment. By the time you find the accurate treatment for your acne problem, chances are that you’ve already ended up with some ugly reminders: acne scars!

For the fortunate ones that found treatment in time, you’ve most likely prevented the appearance of a variety of acne scars. For those who weren’t that lucky, you’ve probably ended up with one or more types of acne scars.

The following are caused by loss of tissue:

Box car, Ice Pick, Rolling & Pitted scars

And these are caused by an excess of tissue:

Keloid & Hypertrophic scars

Let’s find out a bit more about one particular type: boxcar scars.

What are and How Can You Treat Boxcar Scars?

Boxcar scars can happen when an inflamed acne lesion destroys tissue. This leads to sunken skin and loss of tissue because this particular acne lesion destroys collagen. These acne scars can often be confused with ice-pick scars and they can appear on your cheeks and temples. Furthermore, this type of acne scar can vary in size and shape.

Scar removal options that are out there should be considered depending on the depth and severity of the scar. There are various scar removal techniques such as skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing that can be used in removing boxcar scars. If you are afraid of the possible side effects, try natural scar removal treatments which can surprisingly enough be equally good at dealing with those ugly reminders.

Natural Scar Cream for Boxcar Scars

Even though I’ve already mentioned some really good treatments for scars, not every single person likes or prefers an invasive treatment. If you are one of them, natural acne scar removal techniques are the best alternative for you. Not only is a non invasive treatment, but you can also achieve the same results as those with popular solutions.