Hidden Causes of Sinus Problems Revealed

Tell chronic sinus problems good-by. You’ve had it with that vicious cycle of one antibiotic after another that only leaves your sinuses set up for another infection and more misery. Discover the hidden causes of sinusitis and you’re well on your way to overcoming those miserable sinus problems.

Are you ready to break out of this vicious cycle? Are you willing to look at the hidden causes of your sinus problems instead of just treating the symptoms?

In over 25 years of treating and counseling patients in the holistic, natural approach of dealing with chronic health issues like sinus problems, I have found these 3 main mysterious culprits behind most chronic health problems:

Poor nutrition leading to toxic tissues and nutritional deficiencies

Toxicity

Overgrowth of unfriendly organisms in the affected tissues (dysbiosis)

Let’s look at each of these culprits.

Nutrition problems:
Fortunately, folks have become more aware of the nutritional problems in our food supply. Basically, any kind of processing of food devitalizes it and makes it into “death food”. Unfortunately we die a slow painful death when we’re so deceived that we eat this death food. This damaged tissue may go undetected until a very significant disease develops.

Sinuses are tissues fed by what we choose to put in our mouths. Processed, sugary food, made with bad fats, does not nourish us and actually makes our tissues toxic. The body cannot build and repair itself with poor building materials.

So I congratulate you on your quest to heal your sinuses. Eat fresh whole foods, emphasizing more vegetables in your meals, whole grains and good sources of protein. If unfriendly organisms have not gained a foot hold in your sinuses or other parts of your body, then you may be able to also include two small servings of fresh, whole fruit and some nuts and seeds in your healthy eating plan.

Toxicity problems:
Do you have any idea about how toxic you are. If you think you could not possibly have an accumulation of toxic metals and chemicals in your body, think again. They commonly pollute our air, water and food. However, detecting the level of toxicity can be difficult, so even doctors in general do not know how to detect the level of toxins in the tissues.

Blood tests are usually worthless for finding the toxins in the body since the body keeps the blood as pure as possible to protect the vital organs. So it sticks lead in the bones, or mercury in the brain or sinuses or heart. And the other toxic metals (cadmium, nickel and aluminum) get stuck in the organs too along with toxic chemicals.

Anyone who has ever smoked or lived with a smoker has filtered a tremendous load of toxic metals and very toxic chemicals out through their sinuses. Obviously, a smoker must stop smoking if s/he ever expects to heal those poor overloaded sinuses.

Chlorella, an alga, helps remove toxins from the tissues. You can find it at health food stores.

Chelation removes heavy metals faster. Want to get rid of your toxic load faster? Find a practitioner who is very skilled in detoxification methods, including chelation therapy.

Unfriendly Organisms:
When our tissues become a toxic dump from poor nutrition and toxic metal and chemical accumulation, the unfriendly organisms overgrow like crazy. Then every time you have to take an antibiotic for another “sinus infection”, it kills off more of the good guys that hold the unfriendly guys in check. Consequently the dysbiosis (imbalance in organisms in the sinuses or other parts of the body) gets even worse.

Want to break out of this vicious cycle?

Then stop feeding the bad guys. They love sugary food and other junk food. Eat healthy meat, vegetables and non-gluten grains to starve these guys out. Take probiotics, the healthy organisms. Re-establish healthy tissues, then the bad guys can’t grow there anymore.

To understand more about dysbiosis, review information about Candida or candidiasis, the yeast that overgrows in these toxic situations. Actually, it’s a myriad of yeast and unfriendly organisms that overgrow, but the emphasis in the literature has been directed at Candida. That’s ok because the healthy things that you do to get rid of Candida helps get rid of the other bad guys too.

By the way, the Candida problems may not clear up until you detoxify the heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Find a health care practitioner well versed in toxicity and dysbiosis. S/he can help you with these two stubborn issues that may be keeping your sinus problems from healing.

As you implement healthy eating habits and get rid of the toxins and unfriendly critters, you will be delighted that your overall health, energy and joy of living will improve along with clearing your sinus problems.

Lower Back Pain and Kidney Pain: How to Tell if Your Back Pain is Caused by a Kidney Infection

It is important to remember that kidney pain and back pain can have similar symptoms that have entirely different causes. You can have back pain symptoms that are caused by a kidney infection, while another person could have the exact same symptoms caused by a back problem.

When lower back pain is caused by a kidney problem.

Your kidneys are located to the left and right side of your spine directly above your hips. Pain from a kidney infection will usually occur near this same general area, although it can radiate outwards thus complicating diagnosis. Many people describe the symptoms as a general tenderness or ache and not “pain.” A strong, stabbing pain may be related to back problems and not the kidneys. The pain or tenderness can be due to a kidney infection or it could be related to some type of injury to the kidneys themselves. For instance, an injury caused by a fall could compress one kidney impacting and damaging it.

In addition to kidney pain caused by accident or injury there are also symptoms that are associated with a kidney infection. Pain caused by kidney infection is much more common than that caused by physical trauma. In addition, with kidney infection there will often be other symptoms such as a fever, pain while urinating or blood in the urine.

How to tell if you have a kidney infection and what to do about it.

If you have a kidney infection, you will likely have some of the following symptoms: fever, chills, backache and pain. Nausea and tenderness near the infected kidney can also occur. Your doctor will diagnose the condition through tests of kidney functioning or by a bacterial test. Why two types of tests? Because there are two common types of kidney disorders, each with a different cause. Treatment and pain relief will likely include rest and antibiotics for any bacterial infections. Usually the treatment will last for several weeks, but certain people may have structural issues and require longer-term treatment.

The bottom line is that you want to get the right information about what might be creating your pain symptoms – do not self-diagnose. A kidney infection left untreated for many years can have catastrophic implications for your health. If there is a history of kidney infection in your family, or you have recently been in a fall or car wreck or had some other trauma that could have damaged your kidneys, you should consider seeing a doctor. The treatment for low back pain caused by poor posture or over exertion is different than the treatment for low back pain caused by a kidney infection. You want to treat the right condition.

Blood In Stool – 7 Root Causes In The Colon

Blood in stool is often discovered with some dismay, accompanied suitably by exclamations of bloody (the adjective, not the expletive). Stools are coated with scarlet red blood droplets. Crimson red blotches of blood blemishes the toilet tissue. Bright red spots of blood dribble into the toilet bowl or down the legs. A sudden pang of bewilderment causes our hearts to jump a beat or two.

Perplexity is understandable but panic is unwarranted at this stage as the rectal bleeding or hemorrhaging could be attributed to any of 7 possible causes arising from the colon. Mindful attention to ensure early diagnosis and correct treatment will lighten any distracting lifestyle changes as the greater number of the 7 causes are treatable. Watchfulness is the order of the day. Begin tracking closely. If incessant bleeding and pain drags on for more than a week, consult a doctor immediately.

The problem can be solved by relevant treatment once accurate diagnosis spots the precise illness. More overwhelmingly, blood in stool may find its root cause in some kind of cancer.

Melena and Hematochezia

Medical circles refer to the bleeding as hematochezia (bright red or maroon colored blood) or melena (black colored tarry or sticky stools) or typically the less technical term, rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding may leave via the rectum but the root cause may be in the colon (large intestine) or the small intestine. In the colon, the 7 known causes are cancer, colon polyps, diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal ischemia and peptic ulcer.

Colorectal Cancer

Ranked the 3rd most frequent cancer in the world, colorectal cancer is also the 3rd most prevalent cause of cancer-related deaths, registering up to 640,000 annually. It is the reason why one must consult a medical professional for constant blood in stool.

Malignant growths in the colon, appendix and rectum are classified as colorectal cancer. Found mainly via colonoscopy (visual diagnosis with a camera mounted on a flexible tube inserted through the anus), colorectal cancer treatment involves surgical removal accompanied by chemotherapy. Timely detection often leads to a total cure. Those over 50 and those with family history of cancers are grouped under the higher risk group. Colorectal cancer is gender blind, distressing both women and men, with no noticeable bias for either sex.

Another critical piece of information needs to be highlighted. Contrary to popular internet literature, colorectal cancer typically results in occult (not visible to the naked eye) blood in feces i.e it is NOT a regular cause of visible blood in stool! Colorectal cancer causes occult bleeding i.e. blood is not perceptible to the naked eye, and special tests are required for detection. This is according to the University of Michigan Health System. Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, weight loss, appetite loss and incessant fatigue are accompanying symptoms to watch out for.

Colon Polyp

Affixing on the walls of the intestines or the rectum, polyps are mainly benign and may be raised or flat. Those above 50 years of age and with a family history of polyps and colorectal cancer are prone to polyps. Smoking, alcohol, obesity and lack of exercise are contributory causal factors. So it seems that the real cause is unknown.

Whilst benign, polyps are usually excised during colonoscopy as they can turn malignant. Many people who have polyps demonstrate no symptoms at all. But in some people, blood in stool is present.

Diverticulosis

Pouches (diverticula) stretching from the colon wall is characteristic of diverticulosis. Abnormal colon pressure is postulated to be the cause of diverticula growth. A lack of dietary fiber worsens diverticulosis. Diverticulitis is an infection that may arise if food gets trapped in diverticula. Complications from diverticulitis can occur if a diseased diverticulum bursts open and releases bacteria to the abdominal cavity lining. The possibly deadly peritonitis can materialise.

Many people with diverticulosis do not see any symptoms at all. Some may feel symptoms of constipation, bloating and mild cramps. More serious symptoms include vomiting, nausea and rectal bleeding. The prospect of peritonitis attest to the urgency that blood in stool should in the first instance be examined by a doctor. Effective diagnosis of diverticulitis can be achieved with a CT (computed tomography) scan.

Ulcerative Colitis

Colitis is categorized as an inflammatory bowel disease, a group of inflammatory conditions of the small intestine and the large intestine (colon). Inflammation is a robust reaction of the body when its tissues are damaged. Like a charging locomotive, inflammation delivers its payload of cured tissue but if not terminated it causes tissue harm instead. Ulcerative colitis is caused by ulcers which are wearing away of the mucous membrane lining.

Apart from other symptoms, blood in stool is common. The risk of peritonitis from colitis is the key reason for determining it as the cause of rectal bleeding.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease but is also an auto-immune disease in which the body’s immune system turns on the gastrointestinal tract inducing destructive inflammation. From the mouth to the anus, Crohn’s disease can happen in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. But it usually affects the small and large intestine (colon).

Exact causes are not known but it is believed to be due to one or all of several factors including industrial environmental exposure, genetic makeup and smoking. The symptoms are blood in stool, abdominal cramps, severe bloody diarrhea, blood on toilet tissue or in the toilet bowl, fever and weight loss.

Intermittently recurrences throughout life or permanent remission both typify Crohn’s disease, also referred to as granulomatous colitis. As of now, there is no known surgical or pharmaceutical solution for Crohn’s disease. Early detection is essential for effective control of the symptoms and retarding recurrences.

Intestinal Ischemia

The suppression of blood supply to any part of the body is termed as ischemia. Tissue damage results due to the deprivation of nutrients and oxygen by dysfunctional blood vessels. Intestinal ischemia is the lack of blood supply causing inflammation of the large intestine; a consequence of blood clots, blood vessel constriction and general high blood pressure.

Symptoms include blood in stool, abdominal bloating, abdominal cramps, violent bowel movements, nausea, fever and weight loss. Immediate medical attention is required to restore intestinal blood supply if there is serious unrelenting pain. Surgery may be necessary to eradicate damaged tissue, blockages and blood clots and to get around blocked blood vessels. To inhibit clots and infections, respective medication includes anticoagulants and antibiotics.

Peptic Ulcer

An highly painful ulcer, this is found in the gastrointestinal tract. An ulcer is an deterioration of the mucosal membrane that is at least 0.5cm in diameter. Peptic ulcers normally manifest in the duodenum (initial part of the small intestine) and not in the stomach as commonly believed. Peptic ulcers are largely conjectured to be caused by a bacterium that inflicts chronic gastritis.

Symptoms include blood in stool (melena), vomiting of blood, appetite and weight loss, bloating, nausea and more seriously, intestinal perforation. Peritonitis, possibly life-threatening, may develop and entail emergency surgery. Treatment of easier cases incorporates antibiotics to resist the bacteria and antacids to moderate the acidity.

Hemorrhoids

Documented above are 7 very good reasons for consulting a doctor for a definite diagnosis when rectal bleeding is experienced. Rapid recovery is achievable with early detection, proper treatment and medication.

Having come this far, you may find relief, ironically, in finding that the most prevalent causes of blood in stool are hemorrhoids.

Further Reading

If you are interested in finding more about this topic, we have a related post on Bowel Movement Bleeding – Six Possible Causes Of Rectal Bleeding at our site. Do check this out. 

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms and Treatment

Ovarian cysts are sacs that are filled with either a fluid or a fluid and solid mixture. They can occur either inside of or on the exterior of an ovary. While cysts can burst, hemorrhage or induce pain requiring surgery, most of the time, they cause no harm and will disappear by themselves.

The presence of ovarian cysts can be detected by a mild stomach ache and an uncomfortable feeling of pressure in your abdomen. Mostly, these symptoms occur due to the irritation caused to the abdominal tissues by bursting cysts. Twisting of a cyst, which prevents the flow of blood to the ovary, can also result in painful situations.

A very common form of ovarian cyst would be the functional cyst. The functional cyst occurs when the normal sequence of events of the menstruation cycle go wrong in some way. Follicles, which are tiny structures, normally develop within the ovaries. These follicles hold an egg and are expected to make the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Some of the symptoms you should look out for are pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, putting on weight, a swollen stomach, a dull pain or ache on either or both sides of the pelvis. If a cyst becomes broken or twisted it can begin to bleed which can cause more severe problems such as vomiting, fever and extremely severe pain in the abdominal area.

Most ovarian cysts don’t produce any symptoms, and you may not even know you had one. Sometimes your doctor will find one when you have a pelvic exam and PAP. Sometimes, however, you will experience pain, a bloated feeling, irregular periods or spotting, problems urinating or having a bowel movement and/or fatigue.

The lower abdominal area may get sharp stabbing pain when an ovarian cyst ruptures. This acute pain is especially felt by those women, who haven’t had previous pain from the ovarian cyst before it ruptured. If the pain from the cyst was there before it ruptures, then if it ruptures, there may follow a slow increase of the pain.

There are many ways of ovarian cyst treatment and all of the ways have their advantages and disadvantages. The first but perhaps the most ineffective of ways is the conventional method of ovarian cyst treatment, the prescribing of pills by a doctor so as to decrease the pain and irritation while also trying to fight the cyst.

The method of treatment for an ovarian cyst is not confined on only one treatment method. It actually encompasses different medical and natural treatments depending upon the gravity of the cyst. Complex cyst on ovary contains solid and liquid components but the solid element has the tendency to become cancer.

Treatment for your cyst will depend on your age, the type of cyst, its location, size and speed of growth. Sometimes ovarian cysts can cause complications; they may rupture, which in turn may cause internal bleeding, shock or peritonitis. They may also become large enough to cause your ovaries to twist, which causes extreme discomfort.

Ovarian cysts are rarely malignant but can rupture and cause a lot of pain and discomfort. An ovarian cyst during pregnancy still needs to be carefully monitored and examined to ensure that pregnant women deliver their children without too much inconvenience.

Mouth Yeast Infection – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Mouth yeast infection is caused by a microscopic fungus called Candida Albicans. The symptoms of mouth yeast infection — commonly known as thrush — can be very uncomfortable. And anybody can have one; men, women, teenagers and children, especially newborn babies. Treatment is usually through prescription or over-the-counter medicines that are taken orally. But more and more sufferers are finding natural remedies for yeast infections to be more effective. Let’s look at the causes, symptoms and treatments in more detail…

Mouth yeast infection is caused by an imbalance of Canida Albicans and your body’s friendly bacteria in the mouth. The Candida flora exists quite naturally in your body and especially likes the warm, moist areas, such as your mouth, intestines, vagina, etc. Normally, your good bacteria keeps the Candia flora at healthy levels without any problems.

But sometimes conditions arise that allow the flora to multiply out of your good bacteria’s control, so that you end up with a yeast infection. These are things like; lowered immune system, antibiotics, pregnancy, diabetes, poor nutrition, taking drugs, and especially in the mouth – poorly fitting dentures, steroid inhalers, smoking, etc.

Mouth yeast infection symptoms are; white / cream raised spots over tongue and mucous membranes, thick white coating on tongue, fissures under coating, burning sensation, difficulty swallowing.

Mainstream treatment is usually liquid suspensions (swish and swallow), and / or, lozenges or pastilles to retain in mouth. These are obtained OTC or through your doctor. They are drug-based antifungal medications. The problem is that the fungus can become resistant to them. And because they are aimed at eliminating the symptoms of mouth yeast infection, they don’t address the root cause and any underlying conditions. The result can be very distressing recurring oral yeast infections, which can get worse each time.

Very many sufferers are now turning to natural remedies for yeast infections without the drawbacks of drug-based mainstream treatments. Simple things like garlic, plain yogurt, apple cider vinegar, etc. have proven to be very effective. But, of course, this is still only part of a complete cure for mouth yeast infection. Any natural treatment has to address all the issues that go to make yeast infections.

Here’s a link to where you can get the facts on probably the most popular natural yeast infection program over the Internet – http://how-to-get-rid-of-a-yeast-infection.blogspot.com. Ex-sufferers have even reported cures in as little as 12 hours.

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Chronic Hepatitis

What is chronic liver disease ?

Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time and replacement of normal liver with nodules of scar tissue. Several liver diseases fall under this category. The end results of the gradual destruction are cirrhosis and fibrosis of the liver…

Viruses that cause hepatitis include : –

  • Hepatitis B and C : – These viruses cause two-thirds of all cases of chronic hepatitis. People infected with hepatitis C have the greatest risk of developing chronic hepatitis Both of these viruses usually begin with mild symptoms…..

Symptoms

At first, chronic hepatitis often does not cause any symptoms. People with symptoms most commonly complain of fatigue. Fatigue worsens throughout the day and may even be debilitating…

Other common symptoms include : – 

  • Mild upper abdomen discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Aching joints…

Prognosis

In its most severe stages, cirrhosis can lead to liver failure and death unless a liver transplant can be done. The likelihood of developing cirrhosis depends on the severity of the disease and the response to treatment…

Treatment

The goals of treatment for chronic hepatitis are to prevent the disease from getting worse and to prevent cirrhosis and liver failure. In mild cases of chronic hepatitis from hepatitis B or hepatitis C, treatment may not be necessary, and the condition may not get worse….

Common side effects with interferon include : –

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fevers
  • Weight loss
  • Irritability and depression….

 If cirrhosis or liver failure develops, a liver transplant may be needed. If you have chronic hepatitis, you must avoid further liver damage from alcohol or Tylenol. Discuss with your doctor how much Tylenol you can take, if any. Remember that certain cold formulations and pain medications also contain Tylenol….

Complications 

  • Portal Hypertension
    • ascites
    • hypersplenism (with or without splenomegally)
    • varices (lower oesophageal and rectal)
  • Synthetic Dysfunction
    • Hypoalbuminaemia
    • Coagulopathy 
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Encephalopathy
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma…

  

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Liver Cirrhosis Diet

The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It is in the upper part of the abdominal cavity and on the right beneath the diaphragm so it is protected by the ribs. It weighs about 3 pounds and it is divided into main lobes, the right and left. The lobes contain liver cells and passage ways for the blood circulation that are called sinusoids. Cirrhosis of the Liver is the chronic inflammation of the liver, which results in scar tissue replacing the normal liver tissue. The scar tissue of the liver blocks the flow of blood through the organ and disrupts the normal functions of the liver.

Cirrhosis is a slowly progressing disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly. The scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and slows the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs, and naturally produced toxins. The liver converts glucose to glycogen and stores it for latter use as a source of energy. It stores iron and manufactures elements essential for blood clotting. The liver also breaks down old red blood cells and converts the hemoglobin into bilirubin.

Symptoms:

Constipation or diarrhea, upset stomach, fatigue, weakness, poor appetite, weight loss, enlarged liver, vomiting, red palms, and jaundice.

As the largest organ in your body, your liver plays a greatly multi functional role. And, as such, persons dealing with cirrhosis often experience difficulty digesting fat in their diet as well. A good guideline to use for your fat intake would be to try and keep the total calories of fat in your diet to around 25%. And, as a general principle for a healthy diet, and for its liver protecting qualities, try to ingest a good portion of that fat from Omega-3 fatty acids, found in food such as salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed oil.

People with liver disease are at risk for getting infections, this can cause an even more severe disease. There is vaccines that can be administered to prevent some of the infections that can occur. There are vaccines for hepatitis A and B, and pneumonia. The liver, as the principle detoxifying organ in the body, responds to alcohol the way it does to any other poison. It tries to protect the body by minimizing the amount of alcohol that enters the blood stream where it can travel to other organs and cause damage. The individual, in the meantime, is drinking for some reason. In a cirrhotic liver, both major freeways are constantly backed up with traffic, because the fatty tissue and scarring has blocked vessels throughout the liver…not only the major highways themselves, but even the thousands of smaller highways and short-cuts the liver has been using for years trying to keep itself working.

This is an irreversible condition and with this in mind the person should avoid any kind of risk to worsen the condition. The treatment given is usually for the underlying cause and the person has to lead a healthy life style to prevent further deterioration in their condition. It is best to avoid consumption of alcohol at any cost.

Passing Kidney Stones Naturally And Painlessly

The common first symptom of a kidney stone is extreme pain which begins suddenly when a stone moves in the urinary tract and blocks the flow of urine.

Passing Kidney Stones Naturally the painless and peaceful way.

Also called renal calculi in medical terminology which has the Latin origin ren or renes meaning “kidney” and calculi meaning “pebbles”, kidney stones are solid concretions or crystal aggregations formed in the kidneys from suspended urinary minerals. Uric acid stones are another type of stones.

Tracing the ‘evil BAND-it genius’

In cystinuria, too much of the amino acid cystine, which does not dissolve in urine, is voided, leading to the formation of stones made of cystine. The “silent” stonesthose that do not cause symptomsare found on x-rays taken during a general health exam.

High-oxalate foods include rhubarb, spinach, beets, Swiss chard, wheat germ, soybean crackers, peanuts, okra, chocolate, black Indian tea and sweet potatoes. The results of all these tests help determine the proper treatment. Ureters or the narrow tubes in the urinary system, carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, an oval-shaped chamber in the lower abdomen. There are other causes of kidney stones.

The rock bandit’s yesterday and today

Crystal can grow into stones and get larger and larger as long as they sit in the super saturated fluid. People even visit almost 3 million times to health care providers, and greater than 500,000 people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems every year.

Once a person gets more than one stone, other stones are likely to develop. Kidney stones tend to be way down on the list of possible problems. Recent studies in global warming indicate that the number of patients yearly who are treated for kidney stones is going to increase from 1 million to 2 million. In the late 1970s, less than 4 percent of the population had stone-forming disease.

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And what’s better that it is all-natural, meaning you’d be nursed none other than our very own Mother Nature. The various types of treatments used to remove kidney stones as well as some home remedy treatments.

Other Mother Nature fondles

There are some ways to give remedy to kidney stones through the natural method. It is one of the great lymphatic herbs used for kidney problems and other urinary tract infections.

Isn’t that great? Herbs, too, are effective kidney stone remedies. It also has antiseptic properties, which will help to dilute the kidney stones more. We’re giving you some tips to prevent kidney stones.

Extra titbits, anyone?

Would you believe a strong and health-conscious athlete would be a victim of these BAND-its? Just this May, Mark Recchi, Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), had his kidney stone removed. Meanwhile, last year’s New Year’s Eve was filled with suspense as a Canadian woman was rushed to a hospital for what she believed was a kidney stone.

We all come to a conclusion

Remember the news mentioned about the children getting kidney stones above? Here are some remedies recommended by the University of Michigan Health System itself:

If stones are small, doctors recommend for the children to pass them on their own. It might lead to your termination. Do you want to be included in the thousands of people who are still suffering the wrath of these evil pebbles? Or do you want your health to get better and be the shedding light to these other people suffering? If you are tired of the medical customs you’re probably into now, this is also the time to free yourself from that. You don’t actually want your child to feel the same pain over and over again behind those medical apparatuses, right?

The stones you have now may be just as small as pellets, but are you going to wait for them to become larger? You don’t actually want to know that your kidney stone would be larger than the coconut-sized one, would you? And surely, you won’t want to think you’re going to give birth to a baby when you actually have a kidney stone in your body? Think. Passing Kidney Stones Naturally And Painlessly right now.

Emetophobia: How to Overcome Emetophobia with Self Hypnosis

You can find help for this condition within your own mind. An emetophobe is anoverwhelming fear of vomiting, making daily activities very difficult. If you are constantly worried about becoming sick, you can find the support in hypnosis to guide you relieving your fears and anxieties once and for all.

Understanding Emetophobia

This condition is rooted in fear and  basic emotion that is very powerful because it is a protective device. Your fear has gone into overdrive when it comes to being apprehensive about being sick. Of course, illness is a matter that causes great anxiety in many people, but it doesn’t develop into a phobia.

You know that you have a phobic condition if you are obsessed with the possibility of vomiting. You are uncomfortable with the word “vomit” and you can’t tolerate mental images of being sick. Your obsessive thoughts spill into other aspects of your life, making daily routines very difficult.

Many emetophobes avoid careers like nursing and any position in the field of medicine because of the intolerance to throwing up. This condition also may influence some women to avoid becoming pregnant for fear of morning sickness. When the phobia has an effect on your daily life, it is time to make some changes.

You find that you avoid situations because you are so afraid of vomiting. Help is necessary when these irrational fears prevent you from living a normal life and when they prevent you from being happy and calm. You can take steps to overcome this problem

Emetophobia Help

Emetophobia self help is readily available in self-hypnosis. This approach is ideal as a complement to interventions suggested by your physician. It is always a good idea to be evaluated by your doctor when you have any questions or concerns about your health. This includes phobias because the fear and anxiety have a significant impact on your overall health.

Once you have consulted your physician about your phobia, you can begin using self-hypnosis as a means to help you overcome this problem. The process is very simple and you need to do little more that listen receptively to the suggestions presented on a hypnosis CD or MP3. There are many benefits to this approach.

Benefits of Self-Hypnosis

The benefits of this approach are great and include discretion and convenience. You can work through your phobia in privacy and at your own pace. This helps you create a viable schedule that you can work with effectively, making sticking to the program easy.

You can find a fantastic self-hypnosis recording here – More information- by Joseph Clough. Joseph is a masterful hypnotherapist who brings his natural talent into each of his sessions.

“Releasing Fear” by Kathy Welter-Nichols is another excellent selection found here – Justbewell.com. Other excellent selection are available simply follow the links

Protect yourself From Food-borne Illness

I COULDN’T even leave the bathroom for 12 hours, says Becky. The cramps were incredible. And I became so dehydrated, I had to get IV fluids in the emergency room. It was two or three weeks before I felt normal again.

Becky was afflicted with food poisoning, a food-borne illness. Like most victims, she survived. But the memory of her ordeal remains vivid. I never realized food poisoning could make you feel so sick, she says.

Experiences such as this, and worse, are disturbingly common. Dozens of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and protozoans threaten to poison our food. And while some types of food-borne illness have decreased in industrialized countries in recent years, World Health magazine reports that salmonellosis and some others have defied all efforts to control them.

The incidence of food poisoning is difficult to track because most cases go unreported. Dr. Jane Koehler of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says: What we know about is just the tip of the iceberg.

What causes food-borne illness? You may be surprised to learn that the problem often begins long before food reaches the market.

Farming an Epidemic

Modern farming techniques all but guarantee rapid transmission of pathogens among livestock. In the United States beef industry, for example, calves from approximately 900,000 farms are merged into fewer than a hundred plants for slaughtering. Such intermixing can cause one farm’s contaminant to start an epidemic.

Furthermore, Dr. Edward L. Menning, director of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, claims that in the United States, thirty percent or more of the animal feed is contaminated with pathogens. Sometimes animal feed is fortified with slaughterhouse waste to provide extra protein—a practice that can spread salmonella and other germs. When animals are given low doses of antibiotics to enhance growth, germs can be rendered drug-resistant. A good example is salmonella, which is becoming more resistant to antibiotics, says Dr. Robert V. Tauxe of the Centers for Disease Control. We think it is because antibiotics are being given to food animals. This may be the case for other bacteria as well.

In the United States, only a small percentage of chickens have salmonella in their intestines when leaving the farm for the slaughterhouse, but microbiologist Nelson Cox claims that this explodes to twenty to twenty-five percent in transport. Jammed into small coops, chickens can easily become infected. High-speed slaughter and processing increases the risk. At the end of the line the birds are no cleaner than if they had been dipped in a dirty toilet, claims microbiologist Gerald Kuester. They may have been washed, but the germs are still there.

Likewise, large-scale meat processing can be dangerous. Food batches in modern processing plants are so large that one or two infected lots of incoming food can contaminate tons of the finished product, says The Encyclopedia of Common Diseases. A single piece of tainted beef, for example, can contaminate every hamburger emerging from that same grinder. Furthermore, food prepared at a central location and then shipped to stores and restaurants may be susceptible to contamination if the proper temperature is not maintained during shipment.

How much food arriving at the marketplace is a potential threat? At least 60 percent of everything in the retail case, claims Dr. Menning, speaking of the United States. But you can take steps to protect yourself from food-borne illness, for FDA Consumer magazine notes that 30 percent of all such illness results from unsafe handling of food at home. What precautions can you take?

What Exactly is Peptic Ulcer and What Causes It?

Ulcer is a very common and known disease that each one of us has heard of. But what many don’t know is what are the true causes of the ulcer disease. Until some time ago everybody believed that ulcer is caused by hot and spicy food and also by stress at work. In fact, a bacteria is responsible for ulcer and it can affect people no matter what age or sex they are.

What exactly is peptic ulcer?
Well peptic ulcer occurs when a small opening, or wound, appears in the inside of the stomach, in it’s lining to be more precise. This open wound situated inside the stomach will cause pain because the gastric acid that can be found there will hurt the tissue that is exposed by the tear.

There are more types of peptic ulcer. The one mentioned above, represented by an open wound in the stomach is called gastric ulcer. If the wound is located in the upper part of the duodenum (small intestine) than the peptic ulcer is called duodenal ulcer, and if it appears inside the lower part of the esophagus then it’s called esophageal ulcer.

The bacteria that has been discovered to cause ulcer is called Heliobacter Pylori and you can get infected with it by simply drinking water or eating food that contains it, but it only starts to manifest once its bearer has reached a certain age. In most cases this age was discovered to be 60. It is known that billions of people are carrying H. pylori.
The bacteria starts to ‘eat’ the protective membrane that protects the stomach lining or the duodenum and lets the damaging acids pass through, causing more trouble and eventually leading to the appearance of peptic ulcer. Certain spicy foods and a stressful lifestyle can amplify the ulcer’s effects, but they don’t cause it. Anyway, it’s more likely that a person who has been eating junk-food all his/her life has a more advanced and severe ulcer than someone who has been eating healthy food.

The symptoms that peptic ulcer presents vary from patient to patient, but the most common ones are indigestions, abdominal burning, and of course pain inside, where the ulcer is located. The signs are more visible after a meal because the stomach starts working and releasing acid.

If you feel pain after eating and you’re experiencing indigestion, visit a doctor, and if you’re diagnosed with ulcer start the treatment soon, before things get worse. Treatments consist of different types of medication and a healthy diet.

Because junk-food and stress are a common thing in modern society more and more people are suffering from peptic ulcer each year, but hopefully medicine will find a very efficient treatment soon. Until this happens the only thing you can do is stay away from the dangerous types of food.

More information about Duodenal ulcer or about Gastric ulcer can be found on this website http://www.ulcer-center.com/

Hypotonia – Symptoms and Causes of Hypotonia

Hypotonia is a condition of abnormally low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle), often involving reduced muscle strength. Hypotonia is not a specific medical disorder, but a potential manifestation of many different diseases and disorders that affect motor nerve control by the brain or muscle strength. Recognizing hypotonia, even in early infancy, is usually relatively straightforward, but diagnosing the underlying cause can be difficult and often unsuccessful.

Hypotonia is a medical term used to describe decreased muscle tone (the amount of resistance to movement in a muscle). It is not the same as muscle weakness, although the two conditions can co-exist. Hypotonia may be caused by trauma, environmental factors, or by genetic, muscle, or central nervous system disorders, such as Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, myotonic dystrophy, and Tay-Sachs disease. Sometimes it may not be possible to find what causes hypotonia.

An infant with hypotonia exhibits a floppy quality or “rag doll” feeling when he or she is held. Infants with this problem lag behind in acquiring certain fine and gross motor developmental milestones that enable a baby to hold his or her head up when placed on the stomach, balance themselves or get into a sitting position and remain seated without falling over.

Symptoms of Hypotonia

The most common symptoms of hypotonia involve problems with mobility and posture, breathing and speech difficulties, lethargy, ligament and joint laxity, and poor reflexes.

Infants who are hypotonic will let their elbows and knees hang loosely instead of flexed as normal. The infant may have poor or no head control.

The extent and occurrence of specific objective manifestations depends upon the age of the patient, the severity of the hypotonia, the specific muscles affected, and sometimes the underlying cause. For instance, some hypotonics may experience constipation, while others have no bowel problems.

Twitching may occur in the tongue and in affected limbs. The patient may experience muscle pain and muscle cramps. Some patients experience more difficulty swallowing saliva and liquids than solid food.

Since hypotonia is most often diagnosed during infancy, it is also known as “floppy infant syndrome” or “infantile hypotonia.” Infants who suffer from hypotonia are often described as feeling and appearing as though they are “rag dolls” or a “sack of jello,” easily slipping through one’s hands.

Causes of Hypotonia

Hypotonia may be caused by trauma, environmental factors, or by genetic, muscle, or central nervous system disorders.

Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21. This form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21. The extra chromosome causes problems with the way the body and brain develop.

Hypotonia can be caused by a variety of conditions including those that involve the central nervous system, muscle disorders and genetic disorders. Some common causes can include but are not limited to Down syndrome, Muscular dystrophy, Cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Myotonic dystrophy, Marfan syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease.

A number of different genetic disorders are associated with hypotonia, and may affect the nerves (and by extension the muscles), or the muscles only. Most genetic conditions are generalized (affecting multiple muscle groups) and progressive. Some genetic conditions are hereditary.

Myasthenia gravis: a neuromuscular disorder characterized by variable weakness of voluntary muscles, which often improves with rest and worsens with activity. The condition is caused by an abnormal immune response.

Gastric Acid Reflux Disease – The Causes And Treatment

Today millions of people are suffering from gastric acid reflux disease in the USA alone. We all should be well informed about this diseases so that we can be prepared to help someone we know who might have caught this disease; and also for our own sakes.

It does not matter if the subject in case is suffering from the usual symptoms of the gastro acid reflux disease or, in case, it is the chronic version of the diseases; there are some general points which one should always bear in mind.

What are the causes of this disorder?

While dealing with the gastric acid influx disease one of the most important things one should know is the fact that why does this situation arises. This is essential so that after that it has been diagnosed that you have been suffering from this disease, you can deal with this problem from the grass root level.

There are not a very large number of possible causes for this disease. This is completely normal during pregnancy, but only if you have never had it before. So if you had previous history of this disease and if you face some symptoms during pregnancy then you should immediately consult a doctor. However, let it be known. Ninety percent of pregnant women face this problem, at some or the other point of time during nine months.

Treatment of Acid Reflux Disease

After that we conclude the potential reason behind your particular case, you can begin with treating this problem in an effective manner, so that it gets uprooted and you would not have to face it again. The common way is to consult a physician and start taking some medicines. These medicines help to treat the symptoms effectively and provide you some relief by keeping a check on it.

However, it is not compulsory to take any particular medication. There are so many of other medicines available out there today which you can try. Though, one should remember that with every medicine there are some side effects which you would have to face. Sooner than later you will observe that these side effects fade away gradually.

One can always deal with the gastric acid reflux disease in an effective manner, that is to say, if the disease has not reached a very bad stage. If you remain aware of yourself and employ proper measures to tackle this problem, you will get well soon.

Remember things will not improve while you just sit back and watch. You will have to get up and take responsibility, if you want to live as you used to do in the past.

Is Honey a Cure for Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is a very serious condition, one that is typically more dangerous than even the patient understands. Most who have this condition know that it’s painful and can interfere with eating and digesting, but few realize how it can lead to ulcers and abrasions in the esophagus; these can cause internal bleeding, difficulty in eating and swallowing, and in some extreme cases, even cancer of the esophagus. If you have acid reflux you may have tried many medications to no avail and may be wondering if there is some natural cure that will work and that won’t have all the side effects of those harsh antacids and other prescriptions.

There are some natural things you can do to help treat and even cure your acid reflux. For many people just making a few changes in the diet and in your lifestyle can help tremendously. Avoiding foods that are high in acid content, such as red meat, alcohol, fried foods, and citrus fruits, and propping yourself up at night when you go to sleep can cut down on many cases. But sometimes even making these changes isn’t quite enough and you need to do something a bit more proactive to address your acid reflux.

Believe it or not, drinking plenty of water is one good way to address your acid reflux. The water will help to dilute the acid in your stomach and will also help with digestion. Sometimes it’s not just what we eat but how much we’ve eaten that causes our flare-ups. When the stomach is overly full the contents, including the stomach acid, have no place else to go but back up the esophagus. Water helps us to feel full so we won’t eat as much and helps the food to break down quicker so it can move through the digestive system quicker. Also, many wonder if honey is a cure or treatment for acid reflux and the good news is that many sufferers report that it may very well be. Honey is very thick and has a tendency to coat the stomach and digestive system overall. Not only will it quell acid flare-ups it can also help with digestive disorders as well. Honey seems to help food to break down and coats the small and large intestine, which means that digested food moves through quicker and easier.

If you have a hard time just eating plain honey on a spoon to treat your acid reflux think of ways you can incorporate it into your diet every day in small ways. Use it in tea rather than sugar. Put some on your toast in the morning. Add it to a peanut butter sandwich instead of jelly. Drizzle some on a muffin for a midday snack. And whatever you do, pay attention to whether or not it seems to be helping with your acid reflux; every person’s system is different so what works for one person might not work for you. On the other hand, if it does give you a measure of relief, then enjoy it!

Top Tips to Treat Chest Pain

Chest pain is a serious symptom meaning “heart attack” to most people. Serious chest discomfort should usually be evaluated by a physician right now. On the way to the emergency room or while waiting for the ambulance, take two aspirin tablets. While pain from the heart may sometimes be mild, it is usually intense. Sometimes a feeling of pressure or squeezing on the chest is more prominent than actual pain. Almost always the pain or discomfort will be felt in part below the breastbone. It may also be felt in the jaw or down the inner part of either arm. There may be nausea and sweating. If dizziness, shortness of breath, or irregularity of the pulse is present, it is particularly important that a physician be seen immediately.

A related form of heart pain is not a heart attack but is termed “angina pectoris” or “angina.” These pains also can occur in the upper arms or the jaw, but usually involve part of the breastbone. Angina pains occur with exercise and sometimes with stress, and they go away with rest and relaxation. They are a result of narrowed arteries to the heart that are unable to supply enough blood when the heart is working hard. In a heart attack, one of these same arteries has actually become totally blocked. However, all chest pain does not come from the heart. Pain can also come from the chest wall, the lungs, the outside covering of the lungs, the outside covering of the heart, the esophagus, the diaphragm, the spine, the skin, or the organs in the upper part of the abdominal cavity. Often it is difficult even for a physician to determine the precise origin of the pain. Therefore there are no absolute rules that enable you to determine which pains may be treated at home. The following guidelines usually work and are used by doctors, but there are occasional exceptions.

A shooting pain lasting a few seconds is common and means nothing. A sensation of a “catch” at the end of a deep breath is also trivial and does not need attention. Chest wall pain can be demonstrated by pressing a finger on the chest at the spot of discomfort and reproducing or aggravating the pain by this maneuver. Pleurisy gets worse with a deep breath, heart pain does not. When pericarditis is present, the pain may throb with each heartbeat. Ulcer pain burns with an empty stomach and gets better with food, gallbladder pain often becomes more intense after a meal. Each of these four conditions, when suspected, should be evaluated by a physician.

Spasm of the esophagus can cause severe pain mimicking a heart attack and is quite different from the acid-burning that we called heartburn. This spasm pain feels as if it is expanding from inside the chest rather than squeezing from the outside as does heart pain. And it is often relieved by a drink of water, while heart pain is not.

If your chest pain is a new sensation and you are not sure what is going on, you should be evaluated promptly in an emergency medical facility. This is a complaint for which it is better to be conservative. See a doctor. Exceptions are chest wall pain, particularly if you had unusual exertion a day or so before, or pain that you are sure is coming from the esophagus. These you can treat with rest and acetaminophen, in the case of chest wall pain, and water and antacids, in the case of pain coming from the esophagus.