Kidney Stones Symptoms in Women – 3 Symptoms For Kidney Stones in Women

Unfortunately, kidney stones symptoms in women – and men, for that matter – can be excruciatingly painful. You will not be feeling such pain, however, when the stones stay in your kidney. But this is not a better alternative either as stones stuck in your kidneys can lead to further health complications.

And so, you would rather let the kidney stones pass from your kidneys and into the urinary tract to be excreted in urine. The downside is, again, the excruciating pain especially when your kidney stones are large, numerous or have jagged edges.

You may ask just how excruciating the pain can be as one of the kidney stones symptoms in women. Well, let's just say that most individuals call it the worst pain they had ever suffered from.

You will feel the sudden and severe pain coming in waves that gets worse with each passing hour. In fact, you will complain that there appears to be no relief from the pain even with over-the-counter medication. Your daily activities are suspended because of such pain, pure and simple.

You will feel the excruciating pain starting from the side and back. It will then transfer to the abdomen, groin and even the genitals until such time that it feels like you whole lower limbs are on fire. Even your bladder movements become simple as the kidney stones are moving lower down the urinary tract.

But pain is not all there are to kidney stones symptoms in women although it's the first sign that something is wrong with your urinary tract. You can also suffer from nausea and vomiting spells.

When combined with the extreme pain, you will spend plenty of time in the bathroom to urinate and try to expel the stones. Your bladder movements are such that you will want to urinate even after 15 minutes from the last episode. Your other times will be spent lying on the bed trying to find a comfortable position to relieve the pain, if only for a little bit.

Aside from the pain and the physical manifestations of kidney stones symptoms in women, fever and chills can also be present. This typically happens when there is an infection in the urinary tract, which can be brought by bacteria.

Ovarian Cysts In Conventional Medicine Perspective

Ovarian cysts affect women of all ages, especially during a woman’s childbearing years. Most ovarian cysts are functional and benign but some can become cancerous. Some ovarian cysts can cause bleeding and pain such as endometriomas/chocolate cysts and surgery is required for any cyst larger than 5 cms in diameter or if the cyst has interfered with the extruding of mature follicle. Traditional Chinese medicine defines ovarian cyst is a medical condition caused by excess- dampness (caused by blood and fluid stasis) accumulated in the abdomen and gradually coalesces into phlegm, that can manifest as that can manifest as ovarian cysts or various kinds, including chocolate cysts. In conventional medicine, ovarian cysts is defined as a cI. Types of ovarian cysts
1. Follicular cyst:
Follicular cyst normally forms at the time of ovulation as a result of mature follicle has become involution or when ovulation does not occur. That means there is a follicle which doesn’t rupture or release its egg but instead grows in the ovaries and becomes a cyst. During every month of menstrual cycle when ovulation occurs,the follicular cyst may rupture, causing severe pain on the side of the ovary.

2. Corpus luteum cyst:
After an egg has been released from a follicle, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum, if no pregnancy occurs, it normally breaks down and disappears. Unfortunately, in some women, a corpus luteum may persist on the ovary filled with fluid or blood.

3. Hemorrhagic cyst:
Hemorrhagic syst is defined as a condition of bleeding within the cyst, causing abdominal pain in the side of ovary where the cyst locates.

4. Dermoid cyst:
It is a type of benign large tumor can grow to 6 inches in diameter which affects mostly in the population of younger women.

5) Endometriomas or chocolate cysts:
Endometriomas – Chocolate Cysts are definition as a health condition of endometrial cells forming in the outside of the ovaries, leading to endometriosis on the surface of the ovaries. They also react to hormone stimulation during the menstrual cycle, by building up tissue, breaks it and eliminates it through menstrual period that causes blood spilling over the abdominal cavity, causing menstrual cramps and pain. Since chocolate cysts – endometriomas are filled with a thick chocolate-type material, they are called chocolate cysts.

6) Polycystic-appearing ovary:
Polycystic-appearing ovary is defined as a condition of enlarged size with small cysts present around the outside of the ovary. This condition is usually find in women with or without endocrine disorders.

7. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is defined as endocrinologic diseases caused by undeveloped follicles clumping on the ovaries that interferes with the function of the normal ovaries as resulting of enlarged ovaries, leading to hormone imbalance( excessive androgen), resulting in male pattern hair development, acne,irregular period or absence of period, weight gain and effecting fertility. It effects over 5% of women population or 1 in 20 women.

7) Cystadenoma:
A cystadenoma is defined as a condition of development of benign cyst which can grows to 12 inches in diameter and is filled with a mucous-type fluid material which develop from the tissues of ovary.ollection of fluid, surrounded by a very thin wall, within an ovary.

II. Causes of Ovarian Cysts
1. History of previous ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts have a tendency to grow back, after surgery and treatment with traditional Chinese medicine due to stress, improper diet and other extenal or internal pathogenic factors, we will explain more detail in the next article – ovarian cysts in traditional Chinese medicine.

2. Irregular menstrual cycles
Most women with ovarian cysts also associate with irregular menstrual cycle a, leading to ovulation disorder that increases the risk of the development of ovarian cysts.

3. Increased upper body fat distribution
Suddenly onset of body fat increasing may be caused by insulin resistance, leading to developing of ovarian cysts.

4. Early menstruation
Since ovarian cysts tends to occur in younger women, early menstruation in younger age can increase the risk of this type of abnormal cell growth.

5. Infertility
If the cysts are grown large enough or become cancerous, they may block the fallopian tube, thus interfering with normal process of egg extruding from the ovary to the fallopian tube. It may also interfere with the ovulation phrase of menstrual cycle.

6. Hypothyroidism or hormonal imbalance
Hypothyroidiwm or hormone imbalance can cause irregular menstrual cycle, leading to development of follicle with in-ovulation or no ovulation occurs.

7. Tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer
researcher found that women who use tamoxifen to treat cancer are higher risk to develop ovarian cysts.

8. Painful sex
If the cysts are grow large enough, they may cause painful sex, due to the contraction of abdominal muscles.

9. Etc

III. Symptoms of ovarian cysts
1. Lower abdominal pain
2. Irregular menstrual periods
3. Pressure and pain in the abdomen
4. Long-term pelvic pain during menstrual period
5. Pelvic pain after strenuous exercise or sexual intercourse
6. Pain or pressure with urination or bowel movements
7. Nausea and vomiting
8. Vaginal pain or spots of blood from vagina
9. Infertility
10. Painful sex
11. Breast tenderness
12. dizziness
13. Fatigue and tiredness
14. Etc.

IV. Diagnosis
1. Endo-vaginal ultrasound:
If you doctor suspects that you may have develop ovarian cysts, he or she may order ultra sound Ultrasound to exam your pelvic organs. A cyst can be diagnosed based on its appearance on the ultrasound.

2. CT scanning
If your uttrasound image has found ovarian cysts, you doctor may want to confirm it by ordering the CT scan.

3. Laparoscopic surgery:
With a woman abdomen is filled with a gas, your doctor makes small incision and a laparoscope passes into your abdomen. By examining your abdomen through the laparoscope, he or she can view the cysts and removes them or take a biopsy.

4. Serum CA-125 assay
finally if the ovarian cysts are identified, a blood test called CA-125 to checks for a substance called CA-125, which can tell your doctor if the ovarian cysts have become cancerous.The levels elevation of CA- 125 is associated with high risk of cancerous ovarian cysts.

5. Etc.

V. Types of Treatment
Since most of ovarian cysts are harmless they do not pose a threat to most women’s health. Most doctors suggest to use ultrasonic observation or endovaginal ultrasound to monitor the growth of the cyst frequently, unless there is necessary then surgery may be required to remove them such as interfering with infertility.
If fertility is not a concern then
A. Oral Contraceptives
I. The good
a) Control unwanted pregnancy
The pill beside reducing the period pain, it also helps to protect woman against any unwanted pregnancy, because it stop or reduce period, creating a continual pregancy like state resulting of not letting sperm near you.

b) Control menstrual cramps
It helps to inhibit the over production of prostaglandins which cause the muscles spam contraction of ovarian muscles resulting of less period pain and period flow.

c) Reducing the rate of reproductive organ diseases
Study shows that intake of oral contraceptive combination pill helps reduce the rate of ovarian and endometrial cancer, benign breast disease, benign ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, because of stopping or reducing of period blood flow.

d) Shinking ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts no longer active, because there are no substance to activate the menstrual cycle because of pregnancy like state that shrinks the endometriosis.

e) Anemia
Since anemia is a disease of iron deficiency, intake of the pill stops or reduces the period blood, there are less iron needed to be produced by the liver or other organs.

2. The bad
a) Growth of fibroids
Fibroid starts from a single cell that grows abnormally. Fibroid occurs mostly in women after puberty puberty and shrink after menopause. Growth of fibroid is caused high level of estrogen and progesterone. The intake of the pill increase the level of both hormones resulting in increase the risk of growth of fibroid.

b) Recurrent of menstrual symptoms
Some women stop taking the pill may see all the menstrual symptoms coming back.

c) Blood clots
Intake of estrogen through the pill cause the blood getting thicker resulting in blood clots in the small vessels in the leg and the lung.

d) Stroke and heart diseases
Study shows that women who have higher natural estrogen levels may have a higher risk of stroke and heart diseases caused by estrogen in the pill that blocks that hormonal action in some parts of the body, while increasing its effects in the heart and others

e) Hormonal imbalance
The pill may influence the imbalance hormones of estrogen and progestone. Normally, It require six months for the body to adjust to the intake of oral contraceptive pill.

f) Depression and mood swing
The intake of the pill at the beginning may cause abnormal fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone elevate both physical and psychological stress, eventually resulting in both depression and mood swing. If depression and mood swing continue over six months period, it is for your own good to talk to your doctor for other pills.

g) Infertility
Prolong used of oral contraceptive combination pill may cause loss of period in some women. Some women may take months or year to get their period back. resulting of infertility.

3. The ugly
a) Bleeding and spotting
Bleeding and spotting is normal for the first six months for women starting any oral contraceptive combination pill because our body needs time to adjust to the new medication.

b) Lost interest in sex
Women who take the contraceptive pill are in danger of permanently lost their interest in sex because the oral contraceptive pill inhibits testosterone, the hormone that drives sexual desire even aftyer if they stop the pill.

c) Chloasma or melasma
It caused by hormonal changes, as in pregnancy and intake of estrogen in the oral contraceptive pill.

d) Nutritional deficiency
Oral contraceptive pill causes vitamin and mineral imbalances or deficiencies. It depletes magnesium for healthy heart, coenzyme Q10 for healthy heart muscles, folic acid for preventing cervical abnormalities, vitamin B6, B2, B3, zinc, etc.

If fertility is a concern, please read the below carefully
B. Oophorectomy
If both ovaries are removed, the you can not get pregnant, if only one side of ovary is removed, then it will not affecting to your future pregnancy. therefore the procedure is considered as a last-resort option in cases of ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer.
I. Definition
Also known as ovariotomy, oophorectomy is a medical procedure to have one ovary removed, if ovarian cysts have become cancerous. After oophorectomy, the woman will continue to have menstrual cycle and can not become pregnant, if both ovaries are removed.

II. How it work
General anesthesia is needed and the operation is done in the hospital.
a) Normally, Unilateral oophorectomy is done with a laparoscopic procedure as we mentioned in previous article. Laparoscope is a thin tube containing a tiny lens and light that inserts through a small incision in the navel with a camera on the other end that allows your doctor to see the abdominal cavity on a video monitor. After the ovary is detached, it is removed though a small incision at the top of the vagina.
b) Vertical incisions
Vertical incisions give the doctor better view of of the abdominal cavity but it will leave some notable scar. If cancer is detected, a vertical abdominal incision is needed. After the incision the ovary is removed
c) Horizontal incision
If the ovary is removed by horizontal incisions it will leave a less notable scar.

III. Risk and side effects
a) Heavy blood loss caused by medical instrument used during surgery.
b) Heaving bleeding during or after operation
c) Infection of the incision area, may be caused by bacteria or medical instruments.
d) Needed to stay to hospital for 2 – 5 days
e) Time to recover is longer. It may take 3- 6 weeks to return to normal activity.

IV. Other medical term
a) Bilateral oophorectomy
Both ovaries are removed
b) Unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Remove one Fallopian tube and one ovary in the same side
c) Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Remove both Fallopian tubes and ovaries.

If fertility is a concern
3. Cystectomy
This operation may be helpful if the ovarian systs have not become cancerous and fertility is a concern, because a cystectomy is effective in treating non cancerous ovarian cysts by removing only part or all of the bladder, gallbladder or any cyst in the pelvic region, including ovarian cysts but not interfering with women’s future ability to have children.

I hope this information are helpful, if you need more information of women health, please visit
http://medicaladvisorjournals.blogspot.com
or Infertility And PCOs in Conventional Medicine, TCM & Weight Loss perspective
http://steady-health-1.blogspot.com/
or Ovarian Cysts in Traditional Chinese perspective
http://ovairancysts1.blogspot.com/

How To Say Freckles, Pimples, Dimples, Cold Sore, Blackhead and Warts in Spanish

Today we will learn how to say freckles, pimples, dimples, cold sores, birth mark, mole, blackhead, and warts in Spanish. I will begin by telling about an experience that I had here in Medellin, Colombia that made me realize that it is important to know how to say these words in Spanish. This story will also help you learn these Spanish words.

Yesterday, I was supposed to start “terapia” (therapy) for my “hombro” (shoulder). I injured my shoulder here in Medellin, Colombia doing a sport called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (or in Spanish “Jiu-Jitsu brasileño”). If you are not familiar with BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) you can think of it as a combination of “lucha libre” (wrestling) and judo.

When I arrived ready to begin my therapy session the receptionist told me in Spanish that she had no record of my appointment. I told her that I had walked-in a few days ago when I was in the area and made my appointment in person with a completely different receptionist. But she insisted that there was no record of my appointment to begin my therapy session and that it would be necessary for me to make another appointment to begin my therapy and come back another day.

That’s when I asked her was there anything that I could do considering that she was unable to locate any record of my appointment and that I had traveled quite a distance to begin my therapy sessions.

And she then asked me about the other receptionist, the one who made the appointment for me. ¿Cómo es? ¿Cómo se ve? (What does she look like?)

That’s when I told her in Spanish that the receptionist who made the appointment for me had freckles, dimples, and a mole. Actually, I thought the mole was kind of cute so I told her in Spanish

that the other receptionist had a beauty mark on her face. She also had an awful cold sore on her mouth but I didn’t bother to mention that in any language.

With that description the receptionist was able to locate the other receptionist (who was on a different floor at the time),and finally confirmed my appointment so that I could begin my therapy immediately and not have to return another day to begin.

That’s when I realized how important it can be to know how to say freckles, dimples, pimples, cold sore, etc., in Spanish. So I want to share these words with you so that you will know them in case you ever need to use them.

1. Dimple – Hoyuelo

Cuando Claudia se ríe se le forman unos hoyuelos en las mejillas.

When Claudia laughs dimples form in her cheeks.

By the way, the word that people use for dimples in Colombia is “huequitos” instead of “hoyuelos.” “Huequitos” literally means “little holes.” Here in Colombia, they also tend to use the word “cachetes” instead of “mejilla” for the English word cheeks.

2. Pimples – Granos

Ese adolescente tiene muchos granos en la cara.

That adolescent has a lot of pimples on his face.

Depending on how a pimple looks and where it is located on the body, Spanish speakers may also use the words “barro” and “barrito.”

3. Birth mark – marca de nacimiento

No puedo ver tu marca de nacimiento.

I cannot see your birth mark.

Instead of “marca de nacimiento” you may also hear Spanish speakers say “mancha de nacimiento.”

4. Freckles – Pecas

La mesera tiene pecas en la cara.

The waitress has freckles on her face.

5. Mole – Lunar

El lunar de ella es una marca de belleza.

Her mole is a beauty mark.

6. Fever blisters or cold sores – Llagas

Ella no quería besarlo porque tenía llagas en la boca.

She did not want to kiss him because he had cold sores on his mouth.

Besides “llagas” a very formal phrase that you may hear, especially in Spain, is “herpes labial” (literally, “herpes of the lips”). I never use the term “herpes labial” for obvious reasons…

That’s because if I had a cold sore on my mouth I’d prefer for someone to tell me that I had a “llaga en la boca” instead of “herpes labial.”

Now let me give you a very informal word for cold sore that you may hear not only in Colombia but in other parts of Latin America:

Fuegos en la boca (literally, “fire on the mouth”) or just “fuegos” for short.

By the way, I have heard that Mexicans use the word “afta” for fever blister but you may want to confirm this with someone from Mexico because my Spanish dictionary says that an “afta” is “an ulcer of the mouth.”

7. Mark – mancha

Ella tiene una mancha pequeña en la frente.

She has a small mark on her forehead.

8. Blackhead – Espinillas

Me salió una espinilla en la espalda.

A blackhead came out of my back.

Another word for blackheads that is commonly used in Latin America is “punto negros,” literally “black spots.”

9. Wart – Verruga

Yo tenía una verruga en la mano.

I had a wart on my hand.

Candidiasis- Understanding Candida Albicans

If you are experiencing chronic yeast infection or candidiasis, understanding Candida Albicans will help you figure out why you are suffering from recurring yeast infection. Candida is yeast, a type of fungus which is the most frequent cause of candidiasis. It is an organism that normally lives in the moist areas of the body like the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, genital area and skin.

Understanding Candida Albicans behavior is important to help you prevent the occurrence of infection. Although Candida fungus live in the human body it is harmless if kept in check, however if it became uncontrollable or if it grows rapidly then candidiasis or yeast infection occurs. Overgrowth of Candida Albicans is the common cause of oral thrush, esophagus candidiasis, vaginal candidiasis and penile candidiasis.

In understanding Candida Albicans, you have to know the common factors that encourage the overgrowth of Candida. The most common factor is the use of antibiotics. People who are under antibiotics treatment are prone to yeast infection. Antibiotics disrupt the normal human flora and encourage the proliferation of Candida fungus resulting to candidiasis. If you are suffering from yeast infection due to antibiotics use, it is best to consult your doctor.

Candida overgrowth can become pathogenic or it can cause disease in people with compromised immune system. Those people who have weakened immune system, under cancer treatment and those who are HIV-positive have a high tendency to develop candidiasis. It is important to boost your immune system to avoid candidiasis.

You also have to know that Candida has intense need for carbohydrates and sugar. People with candidiasis often crave and eat those foods. A diet high in carbohydrates and sugar is not only fattening but it also encourages the propagation of Candida Albicans. Candida fungus feeds on sugar so you have to starve the fungus and limit your sugar intake to stop yeast infection.

Understanding Candida Albicans is the key to stop the infection from its root cause. To get rid of the infection for good, the infection must be stopped from its source. To find out how to stop Candida from its root cause visit 12 Hour Cure For Yeast Infection.

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Acidity – Herbs and Ayurvedic Remedies, Acidity Symptom and Other Treatments

What is Acidity?

The human stomach contains gastric glands which are responsible for the proper digestion of food in it. Gastric glands achieve the digestion by secreting various acids, the chief of which is the hydrochloric acid. These acids are aided by various enzymes of the stomach in bringing about digestion. The level of acids in the human stomach is generally controlled; but for some reason if the level of acids increases beyond the

normal levels, then the condition is known as acidity.

Hence, acidity is the condition in which there is an excess secretion of acid within the stomach. Other names for acidity are hyperacidity or acid dyspepsia.

Why is Acidity caused?

The stomach is equipped with these acids in order to be able to digest the food. The acids are released when foods enter the stomach. However some foods are difficult to digest than the others. For such foods, the stomach needs to secrete more acids. Continuous secretions of such acids could lead to acidity in the stomach.

This excessive production of acids could be made higher due to various factors. Ulcers in the stomach are one of the commonest causes in increasing acid production.

People with stomach cancers will also have acidity problems as one of the symptoms. For this reason, acidity should not be ignored if it lasts for a long period of time, or if the person is older.

There is a condition known as the acid-reflux complex, due to which the stomach acids are refluxed back to the food pipe. When this happens, a prominent sour taste is felt in the mouth, and a belch might occur.

What are the Symptoms of Acidity?

When a person has acidity in the stomach, there can be a vast difference in the kinds of symptoms observed. For some people it may be a simple bellyache, but for others, it could lead to days of restlessness with continuous cramps in the stomach.

In fact restlessness is the most common symptom of acidity, followed by nausea and vomiting. There is a sour taste felt in the mouth, which is due to the excess deposition of the acids. Sometimes there are sour belches and passing off wind. Other digestive problems like constipation and indigestion will also occur. In some cases, stiffness is felt in the stomach.

How can Acidity be avoided?

A proper dietary pattern is the best thing in order to avoid acidity. The following tips must be followed:-

  • Avoid foods that are rich in oils and fats. These foods are difficult to digest, so they may make the stomach release more acids.
  • The diet should contain a proper blend of all the tastes. Spicy foods must be just one dish rather than the whole meal.
  • Fibers are necessary in the diet as they help in the digestion.
  • Red meats must be eaten only occasionally, if at all.
  • After a meal, the body must be given some sort of exercise. This could be as simple as going for a stroll.
  • Too much addiction to strong foods such as tea and coffee may cause acidity. This is also true for other addictions such as smoking and alcohol.
  • Do not consume sour foods as they already have acidic contents. Acidic foods to avoid are pickles, curds, tamarinds, vinegar, etc.
  • How can Acidity be controlled with Simple Home Remedies?

    There are several simple household tips to keep acidity under control. The following are some of them:-

  • Eat two plantains early in the morning and down them with a glass of milk.
  • Taking two tablespoonfuls of Isabgol (psyllium seed husks) in milk after every meal is beneficial for elimination of acidity.
  • Squeeze the juice of a whole orange and mix it with roasted cumin seeds. Add some rock salt to flavor it. This solution gives immediate relief from acidity.
  • Eat equal portions of ginger and coriander. This pacifies the digestive fire.
  • Mix equal amounts of ginger extract and mint extract. Having this two to four times a day provides relief.
  • Alternatively, the extract of a ginger can be mixed with equal amount of honey. This is to be put on the tongue every dawn and dusk.
  • Two teaspoonfuls of powder of amla (Indian gooseberry) taken twice a day is also helpful.
  • If the acidity continues for a long time, then try adhering to a milk diet. Milk may initially be troublesome to the digestive system, but the indigestible curds it would form in the body would generally be vomited out.
  • Mixing two teaspoonfuls of ghee in a glassful of milk and taking this once a day acts as a laxative, which would flush out the excess toxins from the body.
  • Coconut water is good for reducing acidity in the stomach.
  • If using rice, make sure it is at least two years old. Wheat flour can also be beneficially used to reduce acidity.
  • Acidity – Ayurveda Treatments

    According to Ayurveda, a medical science, acidity, a condition in which there is an excess secretion of acid within the stomach is recognized as Amalapitta. Agni (digestive fire) is known to be the chief protector of the body and ama (toxic) is the real cause of the disease. The main reason is the indiscretion in taking food which incorporates its quality, quantity and timing, which leads to three types of doshic (physical energies) imbalance: one due to the intervention of vata, another due to kapha and the third one is attributed to the involvement of both of them.

    Following guidelines along with the Ayurvedic herbal preparations like Indukantam qwath tablet, aptizoom syrup, indukantam ghrit, hinguvachadi tab, dadimashtaka churna, chitrakadi tablet, kalyana gulam, dasmoola haritaki leha is suggested:

    • Foods that are rich in oils and fats, having acidic contents to be avoided.
    • Smoking, Intake of coffee and tea are to be avoided.
    • Immediately after eating one should avoid drinking water
    • Fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and pulses which are good sources of fibre and which helps in digestion to be taken in plenty.
    • Aniseed croomy (Saunf) and Coriander seed (500 mg) to be taken twice a day.
    • Lemon water with equal amount of sugar and salt to be taken everyday.
    • Koshna Jal (Luke warm) water should be drunk after 1/2 hour.
    • Diet to be reduced to 3/4 th of regular diet
    • Some sort of exercises to be done after a meal.
    • One has to keep himself balanced as psychological reasons like anger, grief, anxiety and depression as potential reasons to trigger the onset of acidity.

    Ayurvedic Treatment for Acidity

    1. Vata Type of acidity

    Carminatives like asafetida and cloves are given. Preparations like Pachakshara choorna, Narayana choorna are prescribed.

    2.Pitta Type of Acidity

    Amalaki is initially prescribed in order to reduce the hyperacidity of the stomach. Then Shatavari tablet is prescribed. The medication is to be continued for two weeks.

    3. Kapha Type of Acidity

    The treatment begins with fasting to correct the digestive fire. Herbs are given in order to correct the digestive problems. Treatment with Shankha vati and Jeerakadyarishta is a prescribed for three weeks.

    Another Type of Hepatitis: the Hepatitis C

    This particular type of hepatitis is one of the most spread diseases in the world when hepatitis is concerned. Almost 200 million people all over the world suffer from hepatitis C. In countries that are not yet fully developed, hepatitis C can be spread during some medical procedures, through the contamination of the blood. However, most people develop hepatitis C because of drug use, intravenously. Another frightening thing about hepatitis C is that is the most common cause of the final stage in liver disease. This type of hepatitis is expected to affect many more people in the years to come, although there has been noticed a decrease in both mortality and developing of hepatitis C.

    The most common way to get hepatitis C is through the exposure to contaminated blood or any blood products. In some countries, more than half of all hepatitis C cases come from the use of intravenous drugs. On the other hand, when cases of hepatitis C are talked about on a worldwide level, the primary cause of infection with hepatitis are medical procedures. Either is a blood transfusion with contaminated blood or a vaccine with contaminated needle, they all are causes of hepatitis C. Far more worse than this is that in some contries, the contamination with hepatitis C has been made through a national program which was actually trying to help people. There was a vaccination campain against schistomiasis, where the needels were reused, thus infecting many people with hepatitis C. A controversial case in either sex or prenatal transmission of hepatitis C are risk factors in the case of hepatitis. Studies have shown that the transmission of hepatitis C in these cases is not that big, but if hepatitis C is accompanied by another disease that is transmitted sexually, the risk of developing hepatitis is much greater.

    Like all hepatitis cases, hepatitis C type has also an incubation period of about two months, after the person has been exposed to the hepatitis virus. Also, more than half of the hepatitis C infected persons will not develop any symptoms of hepatitis. However, if hepatitis symptoms do occur is some persons, they are very mild and non specific. Because of this, doctors can not diagnose hepatitis C in its acute state, and more than 90 percent of all hepatitis C acute patients will come to develop chronic infection.

    For more resources about hepatitis c information please review http://www.hepatitis-guide.com/ or even http://www.hepatitis-guide.com/causes-of-hepatitis-c.htm

    Gastritis Treatments

    While many cases of gastritis are caused by the H. pylori bacterium, which attacks the stomach lining, a lot of gastritis patients are the victim of something that actually belongs in the system: stomach acid. There are a number of gastritis treatments available, which one depends on the type of gastritis.

    Your stomach naturally has acids to break down and digest foods. Your stomach has a very strong lining that stops these acids from getting out into the rest of your body, where they would be corrosive and harmful. But sometimes something happens to your stomach lining that makes it weak, thus letting the acids out and causing pain and discomfort. Gastritis – which refers to an inflamed stomach lining, regardless of the cause – is the result.

    If the cause of your gastritis is indeed stomach acid rather than bacteria, there are a number of ways of treating it. For mild, occasional flares of gastritis, simple over-the-counter medications such as Maalox and Mylanta – basic antacids – may alleviate the symptoms. If the problem is ongoing, however, or becomes severe, you should see a doctor to determine whether it's serious enough for a prescription.

    Your doctor might prescribe an acid blocker. Some of the common brand names of acid blockers that you may have heard of are Tagamet, Zantac, Axid, and Pepcid. These drugs cause the stomach to produce less acid than usual, thus reducing your gastritis symptoms. Of course, it's neither feasible nor wise to get rid of stomach acid altogether, since you need it to digest food. But acid blockers can at least reduce it a bit, to get rid of the excess acid that's causing you trouble.

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    Another way of doing this is through proton pump inhibitors. Here's how they work. The cells of your stomach have little "pumps" in them that squirt out acid. Proton pump inhibitors work to shut down those "pumps." The cells remain; they just do not secrete acid anymore. Medications that do this have names such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, and Nexium. As an added bonus, proton pump inhibitors also seem to reduce the effectiveness of the H. pylori bacterium, thus killing two birds with one stone when it comes to gastritis.

    The fourth medical way to deal with acid-caused gastritis is something called a cytoprotective agent. These are drugs that give added protection to the tissues of your small intestine and your stomach. So instead of reducing the amount of stomach acid, this tactic says, "Bring on the stomach acid. We'll just give added protection to everything it touches." Carafate and Cytotec are two brand names of cytoprotective drugs. Also, regular Pepto-Bismol has the same effect, coating the inside of your intestine and stomach and thus protecting it from acid. Cytoprotectives, like proton pump inhibitors, are also effective against H. pylori.

    As with all medications, you should take these only as advised by your doctor, and report any side effects immediately. Luckily, one or more of these gastritis treatments usually easily solves the issue and the symptoms gradually disappear.

    Mixed Connective-Tissue Disease – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

    Mixed connective-tissue disease (MCTD) is a clinical entity with a combination of Raynaud’s phenomenon, swollen hands, arthritis, esophageal hypomotility, myositis, pulmonary hypertension, sclerodactyl, skin rash, leucopenia, pleuritis, pericarditis and high levels of ribonucleoprotein antibodies. Women are 10 times more affected by this condition than men.

    The Ayurvedic treatment of MCTD is aimed at controlling symptoms, maintaining normal function, and preventing or delaying complications. Medicines are given to treat specific organ or system involvement. Sutshekhar-Ras, Praval-Panchamrut, Laghu-Sutshekhar and Shankh-Vati are used to treat esophageal hypomotility. Raynaud’s phenomenon can be treated using Tapyadi-Loh, Ekang-Veer-Ras, Kaishor-Guggulu, Mahamanjishthadi-Qadha and Saarivasav. Arthritis can be treated using medicines like Yograj-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Maha- Rasnadi-Qadha, Dashmoolarishta, Maha-Vat-Vidhwans-Ras, Vat-Gajankush-Ras and Agnitundi-Vati. Myositis and swollen hands can be treated using medicines like Punarnavadi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Trayodashang-Guggulu and Gokshuradi-Guggulu.

    Skin rash can be treated using medicines like Mahamanjishthadi-Qadha, Saarivasav, Arogya-Vardhini, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut and Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu. Leucopenia can be treated using medicines like Tapyadi-Loh, Punarnavadi-Mandur, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus). Sclerodactyl can be treated using Kaishor-Guggulu, Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Dashmool (Ten roots), Amalaki and Guduchi. Pleuritis and pericarditis can be treated using medicines like Ras-Sindur, Malla-Sindur, Sameer-Pannag-Ras, Arjunarishta, Shrung-Bhasma, Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) and Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa). Pulmonary hypertension is treated using medicines like Tapyadi-Loh, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Shrung-Bhasma, Laxadi-Guggulu, Laxmi-Vilas-Ras and Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani.

    In addition, other medicines need to be given to improve the immune status of the body and prevent multiple organ and system involvement in this disease. For this purpose, medicines like Suvarna-Malini-Vasant, Suvarna-Parpati, Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani and Maha-Laxmi-Vilas-Ras are used. Herbal medicines like Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bala (Sida cordifolia) and Naagbala (Grewia hirsuta) can also be used for this purpose. A regular massage of the entire body using very fine powders of Manjishtha, Yashtimadhuk and Mandukparni can also help considerably to treat or prevent multi-system involvement in MCTD.

    Patients affected with MCTD should adopt a healthy lifestyle and appropriate relaxation techniques in order to prevent or delay complications from this disease. All patients affected with MCTD should be under the regular care and supervision of a Rheumatologist.

    How to Heal Fatty Liver Grade 3

    How to heal fatty liver grade 3

    An increased level of fatty infiltration is indicated by grade 1to3 fatty liver. Grade 3 fatty liver is severe and may lead to cirrhosis. Do you have severe abdominal pain, jaundice, loss of appetite and fatigue? Chances are that you are suffering from fatty liver grade 3.

    Don’t bother any type of fatty liver whether grade1 or 2 or 3 can be cured  by home remedies ,foods, nutrients and herbal medicines obtained from nature, that too, in a few days.

    Fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation, weight gain, flatulence, bloating, blood sugar imbalances, general feeling of ill-health, cramping, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and constipation may be other symptoms of fatty liver grade 3 which arise from alcohol, the consumption of which is to be stopped immediately, obesity, starvation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroids, poisons, Cushing’s disease and hyperlipidemia.

    Ultra sound, blood tests and liver biopsy are the useful diagnostic techniques for confirming the onset of fatty liver grade 3.Though this is a serious condition of fatty liver disease it can be cured by changing over to healthy life style and taking balanced diet. As natural treatment is without side effects and heals fatty liver quickly it may be preferred.

    Stop drinking alcohol and avoid tobacco and oily, spicy and fatty foods. Do exercises regularly and eat salads, meat, boiled or baked vegetables, foods high in fiber and low in calories and saturated fats. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Use a mixture of dandelion, licorice, artichoke and milk thistle to heal fatty liver grade3.

    Edema – Discover Simple Natural Remedies To Deal With It (Part 1)

    Edema usually indicates about the disease of an organ – heart failure, liver disease, renal disease and etc … There is a great variety of natural remedies to treat edema. However, before performing any healing procedure on your own, you should talk to a doctor to determine possible side effects the procedure might cause. It is of extreme importance when using some medicine.

    1. Infuse half a kilogram of fresh parsley tops with a liter of fresh raw milk. Roast the mix in an oven for 3-4 hours till the moment half of the initial capacity remains. Avoid boiling it. Afterwards, decant the mix and take 1-2 tablespoons of it every hour.
    2. Infuse hemp husk with boiling water to get a tea and drink it instead of water. In addition, you should eat cress salad as often as possible.
    3. Burn footstalk of white or black bean to get ashes. Pass the ashes through a riddle and mix with a tablespoon of vodka. Take the tablespoon by washing it down with carrot juice.
    4. Infuse a teaspoon of granulated nettle root with a glass of boiling water. Let the tincture settle to get nettle root tea. Drink a glass of the tea twice a day.
    5. Cut 2 onions to small pieces and mix them with sugar. Leave the mix to brew for an overnight. Afterwards, squeeze the paste through gauze to get the juice and take 2 tablespoons of it per day to treat edema and, especially, ascites (accumulation of serous fluid in peritoneal cavity).
    6. Drink pumpkin juice.
    7. Juice cranberry and drink the juice to deal with edema and facilitate the secretion of gastrointestinal tract.
    8. Infuse 4 teaspoons of granulated fresh or dried parsley root with half a glass of boiling water. Leave the tincture to brew for 8-10 hours and decant it. Take a tablespoon of the tincture 3-4 times a day before meal. It is a great diuretic remedy to deal with edema caused by heart insufficiency. You can pestle parley seeds and use them instead of the root.
    9. Pestle caraway seeds and infuse 2-3 teaspoons of them with a glass of boiling water. Let the tincture brew for 8-10 hours and decant it. Drink the whole decoction within a day.
    10. Infuse a teaspoon of common nettle herbs with a glass of boiling water. Leave the tincture to brew for 8-10 hours and decant it. Drink 2 glasses of the decoction per day to deal with early-stage ascites.

    Mitral Valve Repair is on the Rise!

    More mitral valve repair and replacement surgeries are performed worldwide than any other type of heart valve surgery, and that number is certainly likely to rise significantly given that some seventy six million of America's Baby Boomers are now or will be facing heart valve disease.

    Mitral valve prolapse, also referred to as MVP, is by far the most common heart valve condition. It has been reported than one in twenty Americans have this valvular disorder. The four valves of the heart, tricuspid, mitral, arotic, and pulmonary, when functioning properly, move blood in one direction.

    The mitral valve specifically moves blood from the left atrium down to the left ventricle. Like any of the other heart valves, when the valve fails to function as it was meant to do, its two leaflets do not seal properly and heart valve leakage occurs, or to be more precise the valve regurgitates blood backwards into the left atrium.

    According to the Mayo Clinic, leaking heart valves can cause the heart to work overtime re-pumping the blood through the heart and body, sometimes resulting in heart arrhythmias, thickening of the heart, and even infection.

    When your Doctor listens to your heart, if you have valve prolapse, a clicking or whooshing sound may be heard. Your Doctor or cardiologist will sometimes describe this sound to you as a heart murmur.

    Mitral valve prolapse, interestingly enough, occurs more frequently in women than in men. In fact, studies show that six percent of all women have this common heart valve malfunctioning disorder.

    To be sure, most people with valve prolapse are not even aware of their condition because their valve regurgitation is not severe enough to warrant any treatment, much less mitral valve repair or replacement surgery.

    However, if you've been diagnosed with a severe valve regurgitation condition, you will more than likely be facing some form of heart valve surgery whether it be a minimally invasive procedure, or a full-blown open heart surgery. Your cardiologist will help you decide which treatment is best suited to remedy your condition.

    Here are some of common symptoms of mitral valve prolapse:

    • Feeling like your heart is skipping beats or racing
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Intermittent chest pain
    • Anxiety
    • Dizziness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Unexplained exhaustion

    Your Doctor or cardiologist can order an echocardiogram, also referred to as a heart echo, to help determine if you need a mitral valve repair or replacement surgery.

    Gall Bladder and Its Factor Risks

    Among its factor risks we count: overweight, rapid weight loss, diabetes, treatment with birth control pills, females, age over 40, ethnicity, alchool consumption, heredity, high cholesterol and triglicerides, low calorie diets, immunosuppressive drugs, refined sugars and saturated fats, low diet in fibers, constipation, anemias, chrons disease. Other risks factors mentioned are: chronic heartburn, Atkins diet, use of antiacids.

    Gall bladder problems and gallstones occur when sedentary life and an unhealthy diet of highly processed foods with fried foods, white flour, white sugar, hydrogenated mingle. The risk exists even if you eat or not fat foods because it may cause stasis and bile thickening. A study published in BMC Gastroenterology 2002 children are very sensible and the cases of gall bladder in children are rising.

    Symptoms in gall bladder disease

    Symptoms in gall bladder diseases are very much alike with symptoms in other diseases that’s why several tests are needed to determine exact the disease. Gas, bloating, burping, belching, tenderness even discomfort under the rib cage on the right side. Those symptoms are the common ones and they prevent an attack of gall bladder. Constipation and weight gain are also symptoms of gall bladder disease. An indigestion may be caused by the lack of bile to act on the fat substance from the meal. A stone could be blocking the flow of bile and the gall bladder is distended then it becomes inflammed and its content gets infected. The gall bladder could be dyskinetic and the stasis of bile could be in the liver with the formation of sludges and calculi.

    Gall bladder attack symptoms may occur any time at night or after a fatty meal, attacks last for 1-2 hours, may cause nausea and vomiting and severe pain in the back between the shoulders. After a true attack occurs, subsequent attacks are more frequent. Pains can appear in the upper abdomen or below the ribs on the right side they are rare, once in a while. It may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and may spread in the right shoulder, the attack of pain can be severe and frequent and may have different durations from minutes to hours. Attacks are triggered by chocolate, cheese or pastry and other fatty foods.

    Biliary dyskinesia meaning a disease of the gall bladder without the presence of gallstones, the gall bladder can’t empty its whole content, is a frequently disease in obese people. The problem could be with the sphincter of Oddi, the gall bladder’s muscles or a chronic inflammation. In this case the pain appears in the right upper quadrant. If you are suffering of biliary dyskinesia please answer briefly those questions: Do you follow a treatment for acidity? Do you take many anti-acids?
    How often do you feel indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux in a week? Are you constipated most of the time? You may list any other symptom that you consider it affects your digestion.

    For more resources about gall bladder symptoms please review http://www.gall-bladder-guide.com/gall-bladder-pain.htm or even http://www.gall-bladder-guide.com/gall-bladder-removal.htm

    Sudden Sweating – Precursor For a Heart Attack

    Sudden sweating does not simply occur because of your excessive sweating. In numerous cases, the sudden sweating is such an indication for the precursor of heart attack. The regrettable truth is that if you are person who recognizes that he or she is suffering from sudden sweating, you should not try and keep away from taking timely action when you recognize such warning signs. In reality, as soon as you recognize that you have started to experience sudden sweating, there is no time to be lost in achieving medical check-up to yourself.

    Not The Same As A Minor Flu

    Actually, whenever you identify sudden sweating happening, it should be a warning to you. It does so since it could exceedingly well signify to an imminent heart attack. What's more? Such symptoms should not be misguided for a minor flu. If you are also particular that there is no additional temperature, and then the time is correct, you should obtain a medical check-up.

    There is as a matter of fact, no sense in simply reacting when someone feels chest pains. It does so because any postponement in acquiring punctual medical treatment can result in terrible consequences. The fact of the matter is that people may be at hazard of suffering from heart attacks. Additionally, people who are also not too old will be more likely to suffer from sudden sweating before a heart attack in fact happens.

    If the sudden sweating occurs above chest pain, it can be concluded that it must be the warning sign of the coming of heart attack. There is no further research about this indication. However, there is still a possibility for the coming of heart attack with this indication.

    One of the reasons why a person may suffer from sudden sweating is because the individual will be suffering from activation of the symptomatic nervous system. The symptomatic nervous system usually takes the form of a "fight or flight" situation.

    The bottom line with In, there is no in-depth explanation That Illustrate sudden sweating is a sign for heart attack. For better of worse, you will get advantage to check your health condition as soon as possible.

    What Causes Heart Attacks?

    Heart attack related questions such as the causes of heart attack and the treatment of heart disease have remained astonishing to lots of people.

    Causes of heart attack can be as a result of blockages in heart arteries. Usually the blockage is caused by atherosclerosis, which is the build-up of fatty deposits called plaque inside the artery. This build-up is like the gunk that builds up in a drain-pipe and slows the flow of water.

    Causes of heart attack can also be as a result of blood clots that get stuck in a narrow part of an artery to the heart. Clots are more likely to form where atherosclerosis has made an artery narrow. Causes of heart attacks can be as result of sudden spasm (contraction) of the coronary artery. The spasm may be brought on by stress, cold or exertion. Also Carbon monoxide from generator fumes can cause a state of hypoxia (lack of oxygen) to the tissues which can affect the heart muscles leading to heart diseases.

    Coronary arteries are arteries that supply blood to the heart. Any form of damage to the heart arteries over a period of time is called coronary artery disease (simply heart disease). Explaining the causes of heart disease further, any sudden blockage of the heart artery causes the complete or partial cut off of oxygen supply to the affected part of the heart muscle. Complete cut off of oxygen supply may lead to sudden death. This is what is termed coronary disease or heart disease.