Syndesmotic Injuries – High Ankle Sprains

A high ankle sprain is a partial or complete tear of the ligaments above the ankle joint. A ligament is a strong fibrous band which connects bone to bone. Ligaments provide stability to joints and unlike tendons, they do not stretch. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which could be a stretch, partial or full tear of the fibrous tissue band. The ligaments above the ankle joint are called the syndesmotic ligaments and commonly referred to as the syndesmosis. There are three main ligaments which connect the tibia, also known as the shin bone, to the fibula, the thin bone which sits adjacent to the tibia at the outside of the leg. A connective tissue sheet, called the interosseous ligament, connects the fibula to the tibia and extends from the knee to the ankle.

A syndesmotic injury is caused when the foot rotates outward and is forced upward. This type of motion can occur in sports such as hockey, football, soccer and skiing. Syndesmotic injuries can occur in isolation or with an ankle fracture. When they occur in isolation, they may present with very little swelling or bruising, which makes diagnosis difficult. Mild syndesmotic injuries may have some swelling and bruising on the outside of the ankle and more severe injuries are associated with ankle instability.

Diagnosis is made by physical exam and radiographic evaluation. Squeezing the calf and externally rotating the leg will elicit pain and the front of the ankle is very tender to direct palpation. An X-ray will rule out fractures and other conditions, but will also help evaluate the severity of the injury. A stress X-ray is taken with the foot angled outward and a gap between the tibia and the fibula is indicative of a more severe syndesmotic injury. An MRI or a CT Scan may aid in diagnosis, but are typically more beneficial when evaluating more severe syndesmotic injuries.

When only one ligament of the group of syndesmotic ligaments is stretched or partially torn, the injury is considered mild and the ankle is usually stable. Treatment is similar to treatments for common ankle sprains and involve anti-inflammatory medications, ice, compression and immobilization. Early weight bearing is generally recommended for ankle sprains, but if a syndesmotic injury is suspected, crutches will be needed before progressing to rehabilitation. Recovery time will be between 1-2 months.

If two or three of the ligaments are torn, the ankle becomes unstable. If stress X-rays reveal gapping between the tibia and fibula, surgery involving placement of a screw across the leg bones may be necessary. A key component of ankle instability is the integrity of the deltoid ligaments. The deltoid ligaments extend from the inside of the ankle at the base of the tibia (medial malleolus) to the bones in the foot. When the deltoid ligaments are torn, ankle stability is severely compromised. Studies have shown that the most important determining factor indicating the need for surgery in syndesmotic injuries is injury to the deltoid ligaments. When the ankle is unstable and surgery is required, recovery time can take up to 6 months. The first few weeks require non-weight bearing and ankle immobilization, but after 2-4 weeks active mobilization and physical therapy can be initiated. The amount of activity can increase after 6-8 weeks, with full impact activity beginning at around 3 months.

Skin Care – How to Get Rid of Brown Spots

Changes in skin coloration are a normal part of the aging process. But many people find brown spots, also known as “liver spots” or “age spots”, to be unattractive. These spots that often appear on the back of the hands are caused by sunlight exposure or chronic bruising of the skin.

If you have unwanted brown spots, dark spots or dark patches spreading on your face or other places, and you want them to vanish completely, giving your skin lasting clarity and beauty, then you’ll want to treat your brown spots with our Miracle Cure.

Epilators like Silk Epil from Braun remove hair from the root, and so they are similar to waxing, as waxing also removes hair from the root. However, you may get more in-growths if you use these machines, so you should scrub your body with a pumice stone while bathing to counter this problem. You need to give more details about the brown spot. Is it a freckle or is it a mole? How big is the spot? If it is a mole, you should visit a dermatologist.

Prevention is the easy part—apply sunscreen to your hands, arms, face, and scalp (if not covered with hair) every day, whether you plan to go outside or not. You see, sun damage comes in two forms: UVA and UVB. Ultraviolet A rays are known as “aging rays”; UVA sunlight makes up 90-95% of all sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface. It penetrates windows of houses and cars; it gets through clouds; it’s present 365 days a year. Even more troublesome is the fact that UVA exposure is “silent”. You don’t get a tan or sunburn from UVA exposure. UVB rays, also called “burning rays,” cause tanning and burning of the skin, so you know when it’s happening. Enough said? So from this day forward, you’ll apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30?
A laser generates and intense beam of light. This beam brings energy to a specific site, through a small hand piece connected to the laser. The laser light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin (bright red blood cells carrying oxygen) and melanin/pigment (black or brown pigment found in the skin) causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact.

Microdermabrasion is another way to remove brown spots. By gently abrading the skin with ultra-fine crystal particulates, microdermabrasion can reduce unwanted pigmentary changes and age spots. It can also benefit our acne patients.

The face, neck, chest and hands are the most popular areas to treat. A progressive series of 5-8 treatments are gently performed 2-4 weeks apart. Peels are often combined with microdermabrasion producing even better results.

Laser is the best way to remove moles. It is good that you have visited a doctor since moles can be the symptoms of other problems. Since that is not the case, simply get them removed through laser.

Sunscreen, protective clothing, and sunglasses help prevent further sun damage. Exposure time in the sun should be limited and seek shade when outdoors. Try to avoid outdoor activities between 10 am and 3 pm, when the ultraviolet rays are strongest. See a dermatologist yearly for a skin examination to check for any abnormal moles or skin cancer.

Explore the Penis and the Feet for Better Pleasure

Boning up on new and hopefully better sex techniques is something every man should do on a regular basis. After all, even the most experienced Lothario and most eager partner can occasionally find themselves looking for new paths of excitement to keep their sensual lives on the fun side. Good, healthy sex is an essential component of proper penis care, so better sex makes that care even better. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that sex is all focused on the midsection. There are many other erogenous zones to consider – such as the feet.

Good for more than standing on

The feet are an important body part, but not one that most people associate with incorporating into sensual play. Sure, everyone knows about foot fetishes, but unless that is a person’s particular kink, the feet are more often thought of as things one uses to get from the front door to the bed.

Yet there’s so much more to the foot than that. While it may not have the sensitivity level of the penis, the foot does have a lot of nerve endings and is quite receptive to touch. Think of how one reacts to a pebble in the shoe or walking barefoot across a beach on a hot sandy day. Feet are ready and waiting to be given a chance to show how sensitive they are. Couples seeking better sex are well advised to pay more attention to them.


Okay, so a guy decides he’s going to give the feet – his and/or his partner’s – a chance. What are some things he should do to explore their sensual potential? After first being sure the feet are not infected with a fungus or other easily communicable condition, here are some options:

– Massage. Start with the always popular foot massage. This is a good way to start off some foreplay, especially if a partner has had an exhausting day of standing on their feet. Start by delicately peeling off the socks or stockings and gently rubbing the feet. Then wash them in a tub of warm, soapy water, taking care to gently rub on top and bottom, as well as in between the toes. When finished, pat them dry with a very fluffy towel and then apply some lotion and spread it all around. Pay attention to what moves seem the most appealing to the partner so they can be repeated.

– Kiss them all over. Now that they’re nice and clean, show those feet a little loving kindness by way of the lips. Sucking on the toes is especially recommended.

– Stroke – and tickle. Now try stroking the feet while moving on and kissing other parts of the body. Depending on a partner’s preference, it may be time to tickle a little; some find this intensely erotic, others find it excruciating – so be sure to ask before moving to this stage.

– Play footsie. As a couple moves to penetrative sex, keep the feet active. Run them up and down the partner’s legs and intertwine feet while whispering sweet nothings.

By sincerely paying attention to the feet, a couple may discover new erotic sensations that can have a big impact on their sex lives.

Of course, better sex requires more than just feet in motion; men need to be sure their members are in good health as well. Regular application of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is a big help in this area. Using a crème with acetyl L carnitine can be helpful for men who engage in rough sex. This can de-sensitize the penis over time, and acetyl L carnitine helps deal with peripheral nerve damage that can lessen penis sensitivity. The crème should also include alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that fights free radicals, which can damage penis cells. These two ingredients are synergistic, so the two together create a better result than if used separately.

The Fastest And Least Painful Way To Pass A Kidney Stone

Some people, including myself, have kidney stones every few years and have learned to deal with the unpleasant events on their own terms without having to seek medical attention. Most incidents last only a few hours, and in some extreme cases, for several days, however it is entirely up to the individual on how best to manage these situations depending on their own pain threshold, tolerance, and motivation to avoid associated medical costs. This article is directed to those who desire to deal with their kidney stones themselves and is offered for information purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice but rather as a description of my own experience with them. You are strongly advised to consult with a licensed care provider before attempting to implement anything that may affect your health.

As the body processes food to gain energy and repair tissue, it takes what it needs and directs all the waste products in the bloodstream to the kidneys for elimination through the urine stream. Kidney stones generally form in people when certain substances in the urine become highly concentrated such as phosphorus, calcium, and oxalate. When kidney stones are forming, people often feel them initially as a soreness or pressure in the kidney region of the back which progresses to an ache, and eventually it becomes a severe back pain when the stone moves through the ureter. It has often been said that the pain from kidney stones is the closest thing to labor and birth pains that a man can feel, so ladies maybe there is some justice in the world after all.

There are basically four major types of kidney stones, based upon their chemical composition:

1. Uric Acid Stones – The body forms these types of stones when the urine is consistently acidic. Diets that are rich in purines, substances found in animal protein such as fish, meats, and shellfish tend to increase uric acid in urine. When uric acid becomes concentrated in urine, then it can settle in the kidney to form a stone by itself, or with calcium. High uric acid in the urine has also been linked to the cause of gout.

2. Calcium Stones – These are the most common type of kidney stone and occur in two forms: calcium phosphate and calcium oxalate. Calcium phosphate stones are created by the combination of high urine calcium and alkaline urine (high pH). Calcium oxalate stones are much more common. They are usually formed by high calcium and high oxalate excretion. Care providers often suggest people with these kind of stones eliminate as many foods from their diet that are high in phosphate and oxalate.

3. Cystine stones – These type of kidney stones result from a genetic disorder that causes cystine to leak through the kidneys and into the urine, forming crystals that accumulate to form stones.

4. Stuvite stones – These type of kidney stones result from kidney infections. Individuals who can eliminate infected stones from their urinary tract and stay infection-free can usually eliminate or reduce further occurrences.

The vast majority of kidney stones are small and can be passed out through the urine. Your physician may recommend reducing the load on the kidneys by ingesting more fluids, especially water. He may also recommend taking a diuretic to increase the urine flow. The stones get dissolved in the excess fluid and are then easily eliminated in the urine stream. Drinking a few beers has even been known to help. Generally it takes from six to eight glasses of water a day consumed in regular intervals. If the urine is a pale-yellow color, it indicates that you are consuming an adequate amount of water.

People with kidney stones are in so much pain that they often lie down and wait for nature to take its course; however, this is not a good idea. Movement and activity are better choices to hasten the passing of a kidney stone. I have actually gone for walks, road my bicycle, and used a rowing machine to create extra movement in the back muscles and tissues around the kidney area once I feel one coming on. If the stone is the size of a grain of rice, for example, it will take several hours to work its way through the ureter and any exercise helps speed up the process.

While increasing fluid intake, it is equally important to not consume foods that restrict or decrease the flow of urine such as caffeine. Beverages such as coffee tend to dehydrate the body and reduce urine production and flow, while actually encouraging the formation of new stones due to concentrated urine.

Large sized kidney stones may require surgery or removal by ultrasound, which uses sonic bursts to break them up into smaller pieces. Before expensive medical procedures are used, however, many kidney stones can be chemically dissolved using acidic acid from lemons and grapefruit. Make some strong lemonade without sugar or sweetener, using one real lemon per quart. To this mixture add diet cranberry juice for flavor and drink as much as possible. This drink will breakdown the kidney stones within hours and hasten their passing with less pain.

To alleviate the pain, you can take aspirin, acetaminophen, and other over-the-counter pain medication along with a nice long hot shower every twelve hours. If your shower head has a pulse action setting, then use it directly on your kidney region with as much hot water as you can tolerate. Massage your kidneys for at least ten minutes using this procedure and the movement will expand the ureter and relieve some of the pain. Following the hot shower, use a vibrating massager on your kidneys for at least thirty minutes and then apply an electric heating pad to the kidneys for several hours.

It is essential to identify what kind of kidney stones you have, so you can develop procedures to prevent the formation of future events. Every time you urinate, make sure you do it through a strainer or filter held over the toilet. An old pair of pantyhose draped inside a milk jar, or any other wide mouth bottle, can be used for this purpose as well. Once you have captured the kidney stone, then put it in a plastic bag or used prescription container and deliver it to your doctor. He will be able to forward it to a lab and analyze its composition and prescribe a treatment to eliminate future kidney stones.

Typical treatment recommendations based on the specific type of kidney stone include the following procedures:

Calcium Oxalate Stones

  • reduce animal protein, such as processed meats, eggs, and fish
  • get enough calcium from a proper diet or take calcium supplements with food. People who form calcium oxalate stones should include 800 mg of calcium in their diet every day, not only for kidney stone prevention but also to maintain adequate bone density.
  • avoid foods high in oxalate, such as spinach, asparagus, grapes, almonds, rhubarb, nuts, wheat bran, and cinnamon-apple cider
  • reduce sodium and ingest more potassium from bananas. This is a good strategy. Reducing sodium intake from salt is preferred over reducing calcium intake from milk and dairy products.

Calcium Phosphate Stones

  • reduce animal protein and purines in your diet
  • get enough calcium from your diet or take calcium supplements with your food.
  • reduce sodium and ingest more potassium as noted above
  • According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of sodium is 2,300 milligrams (mg), but the average American intakes around 3,400 mg. The risk of kidney stones increases proportionately with increased daily sodium consumption.

Uric Acid Stones

  • limit animal protein
  • ask your physician to prescribe Allopurinol medication, or equal

Staying adequately hydrated each day is the best strategy to help prevent most types of kidney stone formation. Health care providers and athletic trainers generally recommend people drink 2 to 3 liters of fluid a day, enough to create at least 2 liters of urine daily. People with cystine stones should drink even more. Although water is best, other fluids may also help prevent kidney stones, such as citrus drinks containing acidic acid and surprisingly, beer. Now you can tell people when you are enjoying your next beer that you are actually just taking your medicine. It works for me.

Acute Pancreatitis Information

Acute pancreatitis is a rapidly-onset inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long gland, located behind the stomach, that secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum. The duodenum is the upper part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body use the glucose it takes from food for energy. Acute pancreatitis usually occurs as a result of alcohol abuse or bile duct obstruction.

About 80,000 cases occur in the United States per year; some twenty percent of them are severe. Acute pancreatitis occurs more often in men than women. Symptoms and signs of acute pancreatitis is severe upper abdominal pain ,nausea, diarrhea and loss of appetite, chills and shock, hemodynamic instability. Vomiting, fever and generally feeling unwell are common. Medical treatment is usually focused on relieving symptoms and preventing further aggravation to the pancreas. Antibiotics, usually drugs of the imipenem class, should be used in any case of pancreatitis. If the attack lasts longer than a few days, nutritional supplements are administered through an IV line. A high carbohydrate low fat diet; and eating smaller more frequent meals help prevent aggravating the pancreas.

If a person has trouble with this diet, pancreatic enzymes in pill form may be given to help digest the food. In some cases, surgery is needed to relieve pain. Surgery is usually required for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis to debride devitalized tissue and to provide external drainage. The surgery may involve draining an enlarged pancreatic duct or removing part of the pancreas. Prevention of acute pancreatitis is associated with prevention. Do not abuse alcohol, use proper safety precautions to avoid abdominal trauma and genetic counseling may be advised for prospective parents with a family or personal history of cystic fibrosis. Immunize children against mumps and other childhood illnesses. Do not abuse alcohol. Taking enzyme supplements is also recommend.

Acute pancreatitis Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Do not abuse alcohol.

2. Use proper safety precautions to avoid abdominal trauma.

3. Drugs and intravenous fluids control the pain.

4. Immunize children against mumps and other childhood illnesses

5. Surgery is sometimes needed to remove infected or damaged tissue.

6. Radiologic or endoscopic therapy is needed to remove gallstones.

Natural Support for Chronic Pancreatitis

Pancreas is a critical organ with a range of tasks in the human being. I consider pancreas as the forgotten organ. The doctors and patients focus their attention on this gland when there is already too late, in the end-stage of chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.

There are no safe medications to increase digestive pancreatic function or the routine tests to diagnose the beginning of chronic pancreatitis. It looks like a paradox when in the medical literature chronic pancreatitis’s symptoms are described as the chronic pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and lost weight. These symptoms appear when there is only 10% pancreatic tissue works, and it is very difficult to treat this condition. Regrettably, the life without normal pancreatic function is miserable.

The person with chronic pancreatitis typically loses 90% of the pancreatic function In the duration of the 8-15 ears mainly after the first bout of upper left quadrant abdominal pain, combined with nausea, vomiting, bloating, gas, fever, belching, diarrhea or constipation. Commonly it happens after large, fatty dinner with alcohol drinks and may be the first alarming signal of the launch of chronic pancreatitis.

From this time, future of the person’s health depends upon many things, which may speed up the death of the pancreatic cells.

Knowing and avoiding the triggers, may save the life and health.

  • The unhealthful eating habits including harmful food combining, eating on the go 
  • The consumption the of the processed, toxic, acid-forming foods without natural digestive enzymes
  • Use the toxic substances such as alcohol, environmental contaminants, smoking, drugs, and some medications
  • The sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, bile sludge, and gallbladder stones due to aggressive, acidic bile acids
  • The fatty liver and fatty pancreas, diabetes, and overweight issue,
  • The obstruction of the pancreatic duct due to the sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or gallbladder stones
  • The intestinal dysbiosis such as SIBO, Candida-yeast overgrowth, and parasites in the bile system
  • Chronic anxiety and stress
  • The hormonal changes, for instance, lower thyroid, menopause, and diabetes
  • The shortage of minerals, bicarbonate, trace elements, some vitamins
  • The condition after surgeries such as tumor or gallbladder removal, pancreatic trauma
  • Whole body acidity, and more

 People, even medical practitioners are not familiar with the major culprit of chronic pancreatitis. It is whole body acidity with the medical name-chronic metabolic acidosis. I wrote about it in my EBook and medical and popular articles on the web.

 By medical papers, experimental and clinical evidence, and my many of years of the experience of treatment of the acute and chronic pancreatitis, I believe that acidity kills the pancreas.

It is known; the pancreas and liver are alkaline digestive glands. They create the very alkaline pancreatic juice and bile. If the human being gets too many acidic compounds from food and environment, or human cells and yeast fermentation produce much lactic acid, whole body acidity occur. The medical expression for the whole body acidity is metabolic acidosis. Currently, chronic metabolic acidosis is common all over the globe due to consumption of the acid-formed foods and acidic lifestyle.

 How the metabolic acidosis does harm the pancreas?

It leads to the premature activation of the digestive enzymes inside the pancreatic duct creates self-digestion, inflammation, and pancreatitis. We know the pancreas is the only single internal organ in the body that may damage itself.

 It is known; pancreatic digestive enzymes need the alkaline environment to work. Acidity inactivates the pancreatic lipase; therefore, the individual with chronic pancreatitis cannot digest fatty food. Acidic pancreatic juice loses the antibacterial action. Therefore, the SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) occurs.

 In a case of the acidity, the very aggressive bile acids are precipitated in the bile. Bile is getting very irritated to the bile ducts, gallbladder, and sphincter of Oddi causing the spasms, inflammation, bile reflux, and formation of gallstones.

 If we know the danger of the whole body acidity, we may recognize the healthy, natural way to support the pancreas.

 Alkalinizing is the key for the pancreatic health and the treatment of chronic pancreatitis. It can be made by providing the human being with natural minerals, bicarbonate, and trace elements, keeping the alkaline diet, ingesting cellular magnesium-potassium, and drinking healing mineral water.

 Many individuals are familiar with the alkaline diet and magnesium-potassium, but many Americans know next to nothing about using the healing mineral water to support the pancreatic health. Quite the opposite, Europeans spend their holidays in the mineral spas. It is common healing practice in the Europe.

 For example, European medical doctors have sent their patient, which had the digestive problems to drink Karlovy Vary thermal spring water since the 16th century. Two hundred and fifty of years, doctors from Europe recommend home cure by drinking mineral water that is made from genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt.   

 Many articles and books prove the benefits of the medical use of the Karlovy Vary healing mineral water in chronic pancreatitis to recover digestion, reduce pain and spasms, and lessen constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn. Drinking the healing mineral water can be mixed with any conventional or alternative therapies.

 The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional.

Nolvadex – Tamoxifen Citrate Steroids Profies

Nolvadex detailed information
Nolvadex is the trade name for the drug tamoxifen citrate. Nolvadex is somewhat different from other products since it is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid. For male and female bodybuilders, how-ever, it is a very useful and recommended compound which is con-firmed by its widespread use and mostly positive results. Nolvadex belongs to the group of sex hormones and is a so-called antiestrogen. The normal application of Nolvadex is in the treatment of certain forms of breast cancer in female patients. With Nolvadex it is possible to reverse an existing growth process of deceased tissue and prevent further growth. The growth of certain tissues is stimulated by the body’s own estrogen hormone. Since many forms of breast cancer are responsive to estrogen, the ability of tamoxifen citrate to block its action in such cells has proven to be a very effective treatment.

How to use Nolvadex
Nolvadex is useful during a diet since it helps in the burning of fat. Al-though Nolvadex has no direct fat burning effect its antiestrogenic effect contributes to keeping the estrogen level as low as possible. Nolvadex should especially be taken together with the strong androgenic steroids Dianabol and Anadrol 50, and the various testosterone compounds. Athletes who have a tendency to retain water and who have a mammary dysfunction should take Nolvadex as a prevention during every steroid intake. Since Nolvadex is very affective in most cases it is no wonder that several athletes can take Anadrol 50 and Dianabol until the day of a competition, and in combination with a diuretic still appear totally ripped in the. limelight. Those who already have a low body fat content will achieve a visibly improved muscle hardness with Nolvadex.

Several bodybuilders like to use Nolvadex at the end of a steroid cycle since it increases the body’s own testosterone production, which will be discussed in more detail in the following to counter act the side effects caused by the estrogens. These can occur after the discontinuance of steroids when the androgen level in relationship to the estrogen concentration is too low and estrogen becomes the dominant hormone. A very rare but all the more serious problem of Nolvadex is that in some cases it does not lower the estrogen level but can increase it. Another disadvantage is that it can weaken the anabolic effect of some steroids. The reason is that Nolvadex, as we know, reduces the estrogen level. Those who are used to the intake of larger amounts of various steroids do not have to worry about this. Athletes however, who predominantly use mild steroids such as Primobolan, Winstrol, Oxandrolone, and Deca-Durabolin should carefully consider whether or not they should take Nolvadex since, due to the compound’s already moderate ana-bolic effect, an additional loss of effect could take place, leading to unsatisfying results.

A rarely observed but welcome characteristic of Nolvadex is that it has a direct influence on the hypothalamus and thus, by an in-creased release of gonadotropine, it stimulates the testosterone pro-duction in the testes. This does not result in a tremendous but still a measurable increase of the body’s own testosterone.

Nolvadex Dosage
The normal daily dosage taken by athletes corresponds more or less to the dosage indications of the manufacturer and is 10-30 mg/day To prevent estrogenic side effects normally 10 mg/day are sufficient, a dosage which also keeps low the risk of reducing the effect of simultaneously taken steroids. Athletes who have tendencies toward gynecomastia, strong water retention, and increased fat deposits with steroids such as Dianabol, Testosterone, Anadrol 50, and Deca-Durabolin usually take 20-30 mg/day. The combined application of Nolvadex 20-30 mg/day and Proviron 25-50 mg/day in these cases leads to excellent results.

Nolvadex Side Effects
The side effects of Nolvadex are usually low. In rare cases nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, numbness, and blurred vision can occur. In women irregular menstrual cycles can occur which manifest themselves in weaker menstrual bleeding or even complete missing of a period. Women should also be careful not to get pregnant while taking Nolvadex. It is important for female athletes that Nolvadex and the “pill” not be taken together since the antiestrogen Nolvadex and the estrogen containing pill negatively counterfeit each other.

This characteristic has the disadvantage that after the discontinuance of Nolvadex a “rebound effect” can occur which means that the suddenly freed estrogen receptors are now able to absorb the estrogen present in the blood. For this reason the combined intake of Proviron is suggested

Nolvadex unfortunately is a very expensive compound. Some ex-amples: In Germany one hundred 20 mg tablets cost $192. In Spain the prices are fixed by the govern-ment and it makes no difference whether it is an original Nolvadex or a generic compound. One hundred 20 mg tablets cost approx. $60 in Spain. In Greece the same quantity costs about $85. The athlete should look for the 20-mg version since, from its price, it is the most economical.

Do You Know This Important Information About Colon Disease?

The colon is a very important organ that performs a very vital function in the human body. The colon is responsible for eliminating a large bulk of wastes formed from the digestive process, and is sort of the sewerage system in a person. It is thus important to maintain the health of the colon because improperly functioning bowels can cause disastrous problems in the body. Knowing about diseases that the colon may acquire can help in keeping one’s colon health in check.

Colon disease vary in their gravity, some may just be mild irritation while others can be a threat to life. The four most common kinds of colon disease include non-cancerous polyps, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease and Crohn’s disease.


Colon polyps are basically abnormal growths of tissue that appear in the lining of the colon, protruding into intestine’s canal. While polyps are normally not serious, they can develop cancer cells later if not detected early. There are three subtypes of polyps and polyp-related diseases: ordinary polyps, familial adenomatous polposis, and Lynch Syndrome.

Ordinary polyps occur sporadically among people aged 40 to 60. These polyps may progress into cancer within ten years, and thus they are often removed with colonoscopy. Familial adenomatous polyposis or FAP is a hereditary disease that is characterized by the occurrence polyps in the colon by the hundreds or even thousands, with great chances of developing cancer and thus treatment entails removal of the colon. Lynch Syndrome is another hereditary condition that is more common than FAP, although less common than ordinary polyps, and unlike FAP, which occurs as early as age ten, Lynch Syndrome usually appears as late as the 40s or as early as the 20s.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is characterized by the inflammation in the mucosa, the deepest lining of the colon or rectum. Ulcers or small open sores would form on the lining’s surface, producing blood, pus and mucus. Around 500,000 to about two million people in America suffer this disease and most of the patients are below the age 30.

Ulcerative Colitis usually manifests with abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, constipation, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, fevers, or weight loss. Patients who experience excessive bleeding may also develop anemia and malnutrition, especially for children. The symptoms of this disease can disappear and reappear within months or years.

Diverticular Disease

Some people develop pockets in the walls of their colon, these pockets are called dierticula and their presence is what doctors refer to as diverticulosis while their inflammation is called diverticulitis. Complications can happen when infection reaches diverticula. The pockets may rupture causing bowel blockage or leaking of the bowel wall. Another great danger is the introduction of harmful bacteria causing abscesses and even small tears in the colon walls that could lead to life threatening abscesses in the abdomen.

Many people who have diverticular disease may not know about it because diverticulosis usually do not have symptoms. At most, people have mild cramps, constipation and bloating. Diverticulitis on the other hand manifests with abdominal pain, soreness around the lower left side of the abdomen, fever, vomiting, nausea, chills, and cramping. The gravity of these symptoms greatly depends on the extent of complications and infection.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease, which is also known as enteritis or ileitis, is a digestive tract disease characterized by the chronic inflammation of the colon and other parts of the digestive tract. It affects about 500,000 to two million Americans and can recur over a patient’s lifetime. Oftentimes, Crohn’s Disease is hard to detect because it has similar symptoms to other colon disorders like ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

The usual symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, weight loss, fever, anal pain, bloating, anal drainage, rectal abscesses, joint pain, skin lesions and fissure. Some patients bleed to the extent of developing anemia. Crohn’s disease may stunt the growth and development of children due to the malabsorption of protein and other important nutrients.

Crohn’s disease may sometimes result into ulcers that could tunnel to surrounding tissues and areas such as the vagina, and bladder. Fistulas, or abnormal tunnels, may also result from Crohn’s disease.

Knowing about colon diseases is just a small part of keeping one’s digestive health on the right track. Regular checkups for colon disease or other illnesses are necessary to ensure good health and general well being.

How to Cure Acne Through Prevention – Get Rid of Your Pizza Face!

Let’s face it, acne is the pits. Waking up to new pimples is a horrible way to start the day. Even worse, if they show up when you’re getting ready for a hot date. Or getting ready to take school photos. The problem is, there’s often no way to avoid the dreaded pimples. At least, that’s what most people think.

But there are things that can be done to help with your skin care and prevent outbreaks of zits. True, it’s going to take some time management and a degree of commitment… but it’s worth it to keep the pizza face at bay! Here are some tips to help keep your skin acne free:

— After a long busy day, take some time to rest for a few minutes. Half an hour or so of relaxation is good. You need to let your body de-stress before starting your acne skin care routine. Though it may sound silly, mental care is an important aspect of the treatment process. Don’t neglect it.

— After your brief “down time,” wash your face thoroughly. Make sure you wash off any tidbit of dirt on your skin’s surface with warm water. Your face needs to be absolutely clean because the pores will open up in the presence of the water and you don’t want any foreign particles to seep in. Warm water is much better at relaxing the pores so it is preferred over using cold water to wash the face.

Apply soap to your face. The soap needs to be hypoallergenic – that is, allergy free. Wash thoroughly, then let your face rest for five minutes or so until the pores have relaxed and opened.

— Apply a rejuvenating cream. There are a variety of brands available on the market. Just be sure that the brand you use is not an antioxidant. You want to get rid of all potential oil buildup, but you want to retain moisture on your face. You do not want it to dry up. The goal is to retain a healthy amount of moisture.

— Rinse thoroughly afterwards, and relax once again. You’ve completed the acne skin care process for today.

This is an easy routine that should be repeated on a regular basis. But don’t overlook its simplicity. Keeping up with this cleanliness regimen will help prevent any future blemishes and outbreaks. Is it guaranteed? No. But it is an easy and an inexpensive alternative to commercial acne ointments.

Destinol Vs Femanol For the Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

What are Destinol and Femanol. Well let’s start be defining bacterial vaginitis or BV. Bacterial vaginosis is an inflammation of the vagina causes by the increase of a bacteria within the vagina called gardnerella. This is the most common form of vaginal problem in women and effects 1 in 3 women at some time in there lives. So right now it is effecting millions of women. It is not a sexually transmitted disease but it can be transferred between sexual partners.

So how do you know if you have bacterial vaginosis. Well the main symptoms are an unpleasant fishy odor from the vagina that doesn’t clear after washing. A discharge from the vagina that is usually grey or white but can be yellow in color. Itching is not uncommon with bacterial vaginosis as well as a swollen vagina which normally occurs after intercourse. There is sometime but not always a rash and some soreness.

Apart from prescribed antibiotics there are 2 main natural cures for bacterial vaginosis once you have it. Destinol and Femanol. Both are very similar in that the are over the counter tablets with herbal and natural ingredients.

First up Destinal. $39.95 per bottle which is about 7 days supply. Destinol contains corriander seed, parsley herb and sage leaf as its main herbal ingredients and it is recommended to take 3 tablets each night 1 hour before bedtime. They claim to have a 95% success rate within 7 days. Destinol is non chemical and non perfumed. Having tried this product myself I was very pleased with the result and the service from the website was excellent.

Next is Femanol, its a more expensive product at $77 per bottle (although this is a one months supply). With Femanol you are getting a whole lot more than just a bacterial vaginosis treatment. Femanol helps with cholesterol support, can control diarrhea, support for IBS irritable bowel syndrome. Can help with gas, bloating, flatulence. Also controls bad breath and helps build a strong immune system. Femanol contains many active ingredients some of which are.

Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Which basically put are good bacteria that live in the vagina and help reduce the growth of bad bacteria.

Deodorized Garlic. Natures antibiotic helps very well with the bodies own defense against infextion

Beta 1,3 D-Glucan. known to build and protect the primary immune system. Also assist in lowering Cholesterol.

Neem Bark Extract. Anti fungal, anti bacterial and anti viral helps against yeast infections and thrush.

There are many more ingredients to Femanol and over all I think it is an excellent product. You have to take 1 capsule twice a day and can clear BV in anything from 1 – 3 weeks but it is a great product to continue taking to help support a health body.

Femanol does not require a prescription but the FDA could change this at any time.

Cyst on Ovaries Symptoms – 9 Common Symptoms of a Cyst on the Ovaries

The symptoms of an ovarian cyst can range from very obvious symptoms to hard to miss symptoms. If you think you have a cyst you need to see your doctor, only your physician will know for sure if you do have a cyst or not.

Most Common Cyst On Ovaries Symptoms

1. Problems urinating
2. Pressure in the abdomen area
3. Painful Menstrual Periods or Pain in the Lower Back
4. Gaining more weight
5. Having High Blood Pressure
6. Resistance to Insulin
7. Acne problems
8. Infertility
9. Having Irregular Menstrual Periods or not having any

There are many other symptoms that go with ovarian cysts and PCOS, but these are the ones you want to look out for because they are the most common. If you go to the doctor and find out that you do have ovarian cyst, don’t worry, you have options available to take care of your problem. The main problem with traditional medicine is that it only treats what it can see, not being able to cure what can come later down the road. Also, many of the treatments and drugs a doctor might want you to try can be just as painful or damaging as the cysts itself.

You will keep getting ovarian cyst until you find a way to prevent them. The natural way is the best way to do this, by taking natural preventative measures. There are a few things that you can do such as drinking more water,increasing fiber in your diet, drinking certain kinds of tea, and being on a certain diet will help relieve the pain of ovarian cysts and stop them from coming back. I had my own troubles with ovarian cyst symptoms and i was in a hurry to find a natural cure to relieve my pain. You can free yourself from the terrible pain and feel better with a natural cure right now.

Discover how thousands of women have instantly releived their constant pain and begin shrinking their Ovarian Cyst within 3 days, completely eliminating them within 8 weeks. This can be done without ever using drugs or resorting to risky surgery. Get help now with Cyst on Ovaries Symptoms.

Dog Parvo Symptoms

Speak of Parvovirus and you will scare any pet lover. This lethal and threatening virus has been the culprit behind the deaths of millions of puppies and dogs. Once a dog is infected with this, you must likely panic and make way to kill the parvovirus. Dogs have to get through survival of the fittest and be parvovirus-free.

Majority of dogs get parvovirus through intestinal infections but you must be aware of dog parvo symptoms and take action at the earliest chance.

Dog parvo symptoms are experienced when your dog has ingested a form a virus that is present in contaminated feces and soil. Once this accumulates in your dog’s lymphatic system, it triggers the parvovirus to ruin the physical bodily systems. Some intestinal dog parvo indicators are noticeable when your healthy dog suddenly becomes weak and uninterested to mingle around. This early sign could be enough to alarm you to have your dog checked.

When you see your dog vomiting violently without you being able to control it, then he must be sick. Dog parvo symptoms are also manifested in the severity of diarrhea. Your dog will likely dispose every now and then even if his tract is cleaned already. There are cases when the bowel spasms are mixed with blood.

Generally, dog parvo symptoms are detected earlier than the parvovirus could worsen the situation. These signs include absence of appetite, anxiety and depression and loneliness. All dogs are naturally affectionate and playful with their owners. When you see your little puppy secluding himself in a lonely spot or not eating his favorite food, then he must have been inflicted with parvovirus. So you must seek the advice of your veterinarian.

High fever can also be attributed by high presence of parvovirus in your dog, so you must be alarmed when this thing happens. Before dog parvo symptoms could thoroughly ruin the dog’s dividing cells and threaten the rest of the body tissues, you have to give treatments prescribed by your vet. Mostly, puppies are largely inflicted by this virus because of their low immune system. Canine parvovirus is contagious among dogs through contact with feces, so you must be on the lookout of your dog’s whereabouts.

Giving your dog’s vaccinations can protect him from getting parvovirus and show dog parvo symptoms. Do not wait until your dog’s life is endangered. Usually, parvovirus will tend to dehydrate your dog. There are cases when dogs obtain the virus from a bird that lays feces on the backyard. If you don’t ensure the cleanliness of your surroundings, there is a chance that your dog could be contacted to the bird’s feces that contains the virus. You also have to provide clean water to your dogs from time to time because there are instance when water contains parvovirus.

The Secret To Cure Oral Thrush Quickly And Naturally

Oral thrush is one of those things that’s not life-threatening but can cause so much suffering. The mouth is so full of nerve endings and is such a sensitive part of your body. Causing painful sores and lesions in the mouth resembling cottage cheese, or sometimes small red bumps, you want to cure oral thrush – fast. So what’s the best oral thrush cure?

First of all, I want to touch on what are the most popular remedies for oral thrush and why I don’t believe they are the best approach to cure thrush in the mouth.

1.    Nystatin – A prescription anti-fungal, Nystatin has a fairly low effectiveness rate (many strains of yeast have become resistant to it) and it can actually cause the yeast to mutate into a form that’s more difficult to treat.
2.    Diflucan (i.e. fluconazole) – Diflucan can be highly toxic. I think of it almost as taken a fungicide internally. Potential side effects include seizures, liver failure, nausea, vomiting, rashes, etc.
3.    Gentian Violet – Gentian violet is a known carcinogen. Recently the FDA stopped China seafood imports for 3 contaminants – one of which was gentian violet. If the FDA doesn’t allow it in food, it’s definitely not a good idea to purposefully put in your mouth. Gentian violet can also cause mouth sores and ulcers – which is exactly what you want to avoid!

These are the most commonly recommended treatments for oral thrush – there are many more, but I’m not going to cover them all here.

The important thing to realize is this: for a real oral thrush cure – one that lasts, you really need a two-fold approach. Just killing the yeast is not enough. If you go on internet forums or even from your own experience, you will see that many people with oral thrush have a problem with it continuing to come back and come back – or even being very difficult to get rid of in the first place, especially safely.

You see, yeast is everywhere – it’s in your skin, it’s in the air, it’s in food, so many different places. So the key elements for an oral thrush cure are:

1.    Yes, you need to kill the yeast (safely and naturally), but you also need…
2.    To build up your body’s natural defenses against the yeast. You see, if you don’t do this, the yeast will grow back – either in your mouth or in some other part of your body. You will also be more vulnerable to other harmful infections, such as viruses and bacteria.

Metallic Smell Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, usually smells like rotten eggs. Sometimes other unpleasant smells or odors may also be noticed. The cause could be traced back to sulfur compounds that are released as waste products by bacteria living inside the mouth. However, there are instances when metallic smell bad breath occurs. This unusual symptom could indicate that the individual is suffering from a condition other than simple bad breath.

How to Identify the Problem

Metallic smell bad breath is a rare symptom. Only very few people have metallic smelling breath and usually it is due to an underlying condition that may have caused unusual symptoms like metallic smell bad breath.

It should also be noted that persons who claim to have metallic smell bad breath may only describe the condition as such because their sense of smell is a little off, due to viral infection or some other cause. As such, metallic smell bad breath may well turn out to be illusory for these people. That’s why it is important to have a doctor confirm the symptom first.

There are many things that can cause a metallic taste in the mouth. But having a metallic taste in the mouth does not mean that the odor coming from the mouth is also metallic. Stated otherwise, you should not make the mistake of assuming that you have metallic smell bad breath if you experience a metallic taste in your mouth.

What Causes the Problem?

As previously mentioned, metallic smell bad breath may be due to an underlying condition that the individual is not quite aware of. For instance, stomach problems, such as heartburn, jaundice, metal poisoning, and other types of poisoning, has been known to cause a metal-like taste and create a metallic smell bad breath. Dental problems, many drugs, and pregnancy are also factors that could make a person prone to this condition.

If you have any of these problems, then you now have an idea where this metallic smelling breath comes from. But again, consult your doctor before making any assumptions about your condition. Getting a second opinion would not hurt either.

Treat the Problem

Since metallic smell bad breath is just a symptom of a completely different condition, solving the condition is the best treatment option you have for metallic smelling breath. But while undergoing treatment for the underlying problem, you can temporarily solve the malady of metallic smell bad breath by taking strong breath mints or other strong flavors that can overpower an unpleasant one. Lemon cloves and cinnamon are often very effective for temporary relief.

Furthermore, oral hygiene is a must, whether you have bad breath or not. There are over 170 different types of bacteria that thrive in your mouth, feeding on the leftover foods there. As they digest these foods, they release odorous substances that cause bad breath. By keeping your mouth and teeth clean, you minimize the population of bacteria in your mouth and cure bad breath.

Hypothyroidism Diet – Think Before You Eat

This disease is particularly a thyroid disorder, which can be cured by thyroid hormone pills and hypothyroidism diet.

The thyroid gland is situated in front of your throat and below Adam’s apple. This gland is responsible to produce hormones that take care of proper functioning of body metabolism. If your thyroid works efficiently, its regular release ensures normal functioning of systems at normal level. If the thyroid is unable to produce sufficient amounts of hormones, then this condition is referred as under active thyroid disorder or it can be said that hypothyroidism has occurred. There is variety of symptoms exhibited by this disease and is prominently found in women above age 50.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism

The initial symptoms are so faint that it can go unnoticed for years. But if proper precautions are not taken at the right time, hypothyroidism may lead to severe health issues like heart attack or strokes, joint pain and other heart diseases. Low stamina and fatigue are the most common symptoms related to hypothyroidism. There are other symptoms like:

o Constipation.

o Dry skin

o Hoarseness

o Muscle weakness

o Puffiness

o Stiffness and pain in joints.

o High sensitivity to cold

o Inexplicable weight gain

Diet recommended for hypothyroidism

Unexpected weight gain can get you off the couch to the doctor’s cabin. For those who put sincere efforts by exercising and dieting for maintaining a good physique and still find no results in weight loss, getting diagnosed for hypothyroidism will be the suggestion for them. Once accurate diagnosis is done and proper treatment for pills begins, they will surely be able to loose weight with a combination of proper exercise and diet. So the question is, whether there really is a diet for hypothyroidism? And if so, is it really effective? The answer to this is that, instead of concentrating on the diet that has to be adopted; try to focus on foodstuffs that can be avoided. This will give positive effects for hormone medication.

So what food is to be avoided? Foods that have high proportions of salt, like wafers or chips should be avoided. Calcium supplements iron and vitamins rich in iron should be neglected. Antacids, cholesterol lowering drugs and ulcer medications may restrain the assimilation of synthetic hormones. In case you consume food that contains any of the above ingredients, wait for a few hours before you take any kind of medication for your thyroid. Include foods that have high fibre content in them. Your doctor will be to guide you with a balanced diet that will include right amount of fat, minerals and protein in them.

Choices for your hypothyroidism diet

If you are going for a hypothyroidism diet, then there are many alternatives available to you. As any other diet, the success and effectiveness of diet will be more noteworthy if complimented with good physical exercise. The following tips may help you to loose weight.

Zone diet

You should include zinc, iodine and vegetables in your diet. Vegetables like brussel sprouts, kale and turnips. There are thyroid diets that help with metabolism and weight loss. Searching on the internet will give you more solutions and menus that will help you with hypothyroidism diet.