Asthmatic Bronchitis And its Homeopatic Treatment

Introduction of Asthmatic Bronchitis:

Asthma is an inflammatory condition of the bronchial airways. This inflammation causes the normal function of the airways to become excessive and over-reactive, thus producing increased mucus, mucosal swelling and muscle contraction. These changes produce airway obstruction, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. If severe this can cause severe shortness of breath and low blood oxygen.

asthma in children is called as childhood asthma. When translated in a medical language, it is called Asthmatic Bronchitis. Again, it simply means a kind of bronchitis, which is asthmatic in nature.

Cause Of Asthma :

The causes of childhood asthma could be broadly categorized into:
(i) Extrinsic (External) factors : They comprise of a wide range of allergies, which include allergens such as food allergens, pollutants (industrial pollution), chemicals (pest control), environmental factors.

(ii)Intrinsic (Internal) factors :Emotional stress and psychological trauma are often found to induce either an acute episode or an on-going, recurring attacks of asthma.

Symptoms Of Asthma :

Asthma in children comprises of a set of variable symptoms. The onset of asthma may have typical cold and coryza, running of the nose, sneezing, nose block, sore throat, with or without fever. Then the symptoms might settle to the chest producing cough and congestion, leading to the typical ‘chest spasm’ which is described as a ‘wheeze’ in common language.

A typical and full-fledged episode of asthma could be diagnosed without difficulty by parents as well as by the suffering child. The clinical symptoms of cough, wheezing and labored breathing are suggestive of the diagnosis of asthma.

Types of asthmatic Bronchotis :

  1. ACUTE: Acute bronchitis is a common disease that normally protracts for a short period and is induced by flu, the common cold, or an infection. Thus, this kind of bronchitis is extremely infectious and is inherited via cough, sneeze merely by touching things that have been touched by a sick person.
  2. CHRONIC : Chronic bronchitis is the other kind of the disease. Unlike acute bronchitis, it lasts for a longer period of time. Its symptoms are similar to those of acute bronchitic: cough and difficulty in breathing. Nonetheless, its causes differ significantly. Chronic bronchitis is commonly induced by smoking, second hand smoke, a virus and others. In fact, it is not transmitted from one persone to another.

Asthmatic Bronchitis Treatment :

Child asthma finds amazing cure with homeopathic treatment. Many pediatricians (child specialist doctors) in India opt for getting their own children treated for asthma using homeopathy. Homeopathy drastically reduces the frequency of attacks of asthma, reduce severity as well as duration of attack. Also, after using homeopathic treatment, most children may not required use of steroid inhalers as often. It also helps reducing the frequency of colds.

Dr Shah’s Homeopathy:

Dr Rajesh Shah, M.D.(Hom.) has spent over 22 years studying various chronic diseases including Asthma. His research based new molecules have worked wonders for Asthma in children as well as in adults. He has international patents (granted and pending) on his new molecules, which has changed the treatment protocol for asthma. Thousands of children and families have witnessed astonishing results using Dr Shah’s treatment in last 22 years.

Currently, Dr Shah’s patients in 127 countries enjoy the benefits of homeopathic treatment. Homeopathic treatment is absolutely safe and free from any side effects. Also, it can safely be taken along with the conventional treatment.

What to expect from homeopathic treatment?

  • Reduction in attacks of asthma and wheezing
  • Reduction in severity of attack of asthma
  • Reduced attack of frequent colds and cough
  • Better immunity, better appetite and weight gain if child is underweight
  • Reduced need for bronchodilators, steroid, antibiotics
  • Reduction in frequent attacks of upper respiratory infections such as Tonsillitis, sinusitis, ear infection, etc.

What is the duration of treatment?

  • Most children (and adults) observe results in about eight weeks. The duration of treatment depends on several factors. Most children may require treatment for over eight months.

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Treatment For Bronchitis

The Top 6 Bronchitis and Treatment For Bronchitis Tips

Here are 6 tips about bronchitis.

It always fascinates me that you can always find something new about a topic if you look hard enough, and these 6 tips are useful reminders.

I struggled to find a reliable source myself – epecially for treatment for bronchitis, so I decided to collate some tips for you. I hope that you find them both useful and interesting.
Tip #1

The best way to cure bronchitis is by drinking lots of water and other fluids. You should also stay away from things that can irritate your lungs. You can also take cough syrups. Acute bronchitis can also be cured using cough suppressants.

Tip #2

To aid the body in healing, get plenty of rest, good nutrition, and drink at least 8-12 cups of water daily. Using a humidifier may also be helpful. Avoid exposure to tobacco smoke and other air pollutants. Limit consumption of milk, sugar, and white flour. Some vitamins and herbs are considered helpful in treating, or preventing, acute bronchitis. Herbs, and other healing foods, which may be beneficial include: angelica, anise, caraway, cayenne, chickweed, cinnamon, clove, cumin, elecampane, eucalyptus, garlic, ginger, horehound, licorice root, lovage, marjoram, mullein, mugwort, onion, oregano, pineapple, primrose, rosemary, saffron, sage, savory, slippery elm, spicy foods, stinging nettle, and thyme. Supplements which may be helpful include: beta-carotene, B complex, C, calcium & magnesium, E, and zinc.

Tip #3

Sometimes, for a person with chronic bronchitis, the symptoms will quickly get worse all of a sudden. This is known as an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, or AECB. Many people that die from chronic bronchitis does so during an episode of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, so a person having an attack of AECB must get medical attention right away to maximize hisher chances of survival.

Tip #4

If a person has acute bronchitis and it continues for longer than a week medical advice is called for. There maybe another underlying cause of the bronchitis that only a doctor will be able to find. Similarly, if you have bronchitis more often than once a year, you should seek medical advice. In most all cases bronchitis is caused by viruses; however, in some cases there may be a bacterial infection which will only be able to be treated properly by antibiotics. It has been proven that antibiotics that are over prescribed for viral infections may actually create other infections such as yeast infections. Only a doctor will be able to tell if it is bacterial or viral.

Tip #5

Before you can actually deal with bronchitis, you need to know what it is and how it affects your body. Having an education in this information puts you at the forefront of spotting symptoms and taking action before you become ill further or even lessening the effect that bronchitis can have on your daily life.

Tip #6

The kind of treatment you get helps you deal with the symptoms based on what caused the bronchitis. You can relieve some of your bronchitis symptoms by reducing or getting rid of the irritants in your environment. You can help open up the airways by taking cough suppressants meant for decongestion.

6 hints and tips about bronchitis are more than enough, don’t you think?

Don’t forget to look for further tips from me – especially about treatment for bronchitis and other similar topics. Once you start looking for them, you can’t help but find them!

4 Ways To Break The TMJ Pain Cycle

If you have ever suffered joint pain on your limbs, neck or back, you know how debilitating or disruptive it can be to even perform basic tasks. Imagine the same kind of pain intensity on your jaw.

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is where the lower jaw mandiable connects with the bone at the side of the head. The muscles that surround this joint enable movements such as munching, talking, singing and yawning.

Injury of the TMJ, arthritis or more commonly chronic clenching or teeth grinding are the usual causes of this condition, but in some instances TMJ problems surface with no apparent reason and experts are not able to explain why that occurs.

Majority of TMJ sufferers (which for some reason affects mainly women) usually develop a click, crackle or pop in the jaw. However the dysfunction of the joint exhibits many signs and symptoms such as pain at side of the face, headaches, earaches, lock jaw, tinitus (ringing in the ears) or crepitus (grinding sound), dizziness, sinus pain, speech difficulty, numb tongue, balance problems, and many others. The severity also varies between each individual. TMJ disorders generally fall into these three groups:

  • Myofascial pain; pain or discomfort in the muscles that control jaw function.
  • Internal derangement of joint; a displaced disc, dislocated jaw, or injury to the condyle (the rounded end on the mandiable).
  • Arthritis; a group of degenerative or inflammatory joint disorders that affects the TMJ.

Feel and Test

You can feel your temporomandibular joint in action by placing your fingers near the front and below of your ear and open your mouth. If you hear a click or the area feels tender when you press, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ pain is no laughing matter because it migh lead to complications that require major surgery or permanent irreversible conditions.

Break Your Pain Cycle

It may sound cliche but relaxing the jaw muscles and relieving pressure on the TMJ joint are the quickest ways to gain relief. Here are 4 ways to break the pain cycle, where benefits are cumulative:

  • Try the SmartGuard Night Guard. Developed by a dentist, this guard is designed to stop muscle contractions of the jaw muscles. Unless you have a very small mouth, a small arch width of your teeth or a very high palate, this guard is designed to work to prevent teeth grinding, and reduce symptoms such as headaches and tinging in the ears.
  • Use pain-relieving homeopathy remedies: Arnica Montana – 200c for acute pain, 30c for chronic, as directed on the labels. Ideal for pain inflicted due to an injury. Rhus Toxicodendron – 30c twice daily for jaws that stiffen at night.
  • Try the MyoFree® Solution, a non invasive tool to reach muscles inside your mouth that are involved in pain generation.
  • Stay away from foods that may trigger pain — sugary food, snacks and drinks, caffeine-loaded drinks (e.g. soda, coffee), cheese, artificial sweetener like Nutrasweet and citric juices.

For further exploration of the cause of your TMJ problem with self-help customized exercises, check out The Truth About TMJ written by a TMJ dentist and former TMJ sufferer.

What Does A Luxated Patella Mean To You And Your Dog?

Here’s a scenario for you to think about.  Your child is out in the back yard, running about with your 1-year old dog, when unexpectedly, you hear that dog yelp in pain.  Wasting no time, you head out the door and observe that the dog appears to have an injured hind leg, holding it aloft as it trots along on the other three.  As if by magic, the dog starts running again on all fours like normal, appearing that nothing had been wrong in the first place.

To add to this scenario, it dawns on you that you have noticed this behavior becoming more and more frequent so now you are concerned enough that you wonder if you should call your veterinarian and make an appointment.  Stop wondering and make the call.  Your cherished pooch is most likely the victim of a luxated patella, or more simply, a lipped   kneecap (or trick knee).

This discomforting malady is hereditary and causes the kneecap to move out of its normal position (dislocates), typically shifting towards the inside of the animals leg. Additionally, it normally occurs in both of the back legs but to a more severe degree in one than the other.  When the dogs kneecap is positioned normally, it sits within a deep groove where it slides down and up in a controlled manner.

As this groove gets more and more out of shape or becomes increasingly shallower, the kneecap begins to slip out of its normal position more frequently.  The leg then locks up, causing the foot to be elevated off the ground.  As a result, the dog cries out from the discomfort that results.  Typically, the condition is more common in the smaller breeds of canines than the medium-sized or larger ones.  The result of the conditions onset is immediate lameness and pain.

In less severe cases, the kneecap slides freely in and out of position voluntarily, but as the condition becomes increasingly more severe, the dislocation can become permanent requiring a vet to either pop the kneecap back into place or, in the most severe cases, correct the condition surgically.  Also, as the condition worsens, the knee capsule itself is injured and the dog appears to be bowlegged.

As we mentioned above, the condition doesn’t just happen overnight, although the initial onset of it would make the owner of the animal speculate as such. Luxated patella is an inherited condition and is most likely present when the puppy is born.  Fortunately, the condition is not crippling even in its most severe stages.  The worst case scenario is that it will have to be surgically repaired and your dog should be able to live a happy and normal life afterwards.

As a final cautionary note, assuming that this condition is inherent to the breed of dog and then neglecting to take action is a huge mistake with unpleasant consequences.  In younger dogs, not  taking care of this oftentimes results in torn ligaments or more severe damage to the knee.  In older canines, neglecting the condition has been known to lead to diseases in the bones and the joints as well as causing arthritis.  So please, don’t gamble with your dogs well-being get the condition corrected immediately.

Natural Ways To Strengthen A Fractured Bone

Question:

My 15-year-old son broke his collarbone five weeks ago. He was discharged from the fracture clinic this week and told he could run but not take part in any sport for eight weeks. He is a goalkeeper for a soccer team, and due for trails. Can you suggest anything to help the bone continue to strengthen, so that it won’t break again when he returns to the pitch?

Answer:

Bones form the skeletal system, which has a range of vital functions. They support muscles. which are attached to them, and enable us to move and stay upright. The yellow marrow of the bone stores minerals and lipids (fats). Both red and white blood cells are produced within the cavity of many bones. Bony structures such as the ribcage, skull, pelvic cradle and spinal column protect organs and some give leverage. Bone matrix (structure) consists of crystals of mineral salts such as calcium, phosphate and calcium carbonate, plus protein-based collagen fibres, which hold the minerals together. This makes bone strong, somewhat flexible and resistant to shattering.

Bones are involved in a constant dynamic process of degeneration and regeneration. The various cells include bone-making osteoblasts (which mature into osteocytes), and osteoblasts, which are involved in dissolving bone. As the bones break down, they release minerals which are carried in the blood to various sites -for example, calcium helps skeletal, heart and involuntary muscles to contract. Dissolved bone tissue is immediately replaced by new crystals derived from fresh blood coming into the bones via osteoblasts. Osteocytes provide enzymes that facilitate the ongoing turnover process.

Cuts, burns, bruises and fractures heal on their own, provided the blood supply to them is intact. The speed at which fractures recover also depends on the body’s own healing power, which is dependent on general health. After a fracture, the outer layer or bone surface, which is relatively inactive under normal conditions, becomes alive and forms a collar of cartilage and bone around the break This closes off the internal pan of the fracture where, with the participation of osteoblasts, cartilage and spongy bone tissue are formed. These develop into new bone matrix which consolidates the fractured area. Over a period of time the repair is total, and the newly haled area is even stronger than the original bone.

Normal bone growth and maintenance cannot take place without a constant supply of dietary calcium and phosphate salts. Other minerals such as magnesium, iron, fluoride and manganese are also required. Additionally, the hormone calcitrol, produced by the kidneys, is essential for normal calcium and phosphate ion absorption in the digestive tract. Calcitrol synthesis is dependent on vitamin D, which is either synthesised by the skin, when exposed to the sun, or absorbed from dietary sources. Vitamin C is also essential in bone repair, while vitamins A , K and B12 are necessary for synthesising proteins in bones. Vegans and strict vegetarians are lacking in fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K), which are found in animal proteins, so their bones tend to heal poorly.

When you have a fracture, you must refrain from strenuous work. Excessive activity or stress drains your energy and the body’s healing power suffers.

Here is my advice:

Nutrition

* Eat protein: eggs, fish, chicken and meat (preferably organic).

* Eat homemade chicken broth or marrowbone soup every other day for two months.

* For vegetarians, I suggest Dr Ali’s Protein Powder (Integrated Medical Centre,) one scoop twice daily for six months. Also, add one

teaspoonful of ghee (clarified butter, available from Asian grocery shops) to hot rice or mashed potato.

Supplements

* Take Bone and Joint Formula, one tablet daily for four months (lMC).

* Take Coral Calcium: soak two sachets in two litres of water and drink throughout the day for six months.

* Take Shilajit, one capsule daily for four months (lMC). This mineral, which is found in the higher Himalayas, contains calcium, zinc,  magnesium, iron and other components: ideal or boosting both energy and bone healing.

Chronic Neck Pain

The neck (cervical spine) is composed of vertebrae which begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull. The bony vertebrae along with the ligaments (like thick rubber bands) provide stability to the spine. The muscles allow for support and motion.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Many patients seek orthopedic care for neck pain, because orthopedists are specifically trained in the workings of the musculoskeletal system, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of problems involving the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. While some orthopedists confine their practices to specific areas of the musculoskeletal system, most treat a wide variety of diseases, injuries and other conditions, including neck pain.

In some cases, neck pain is caused by emotional stress. Most patients are treated successfully with rest, medication, immobilization, physical / massage therapy, exercise, activity modifications or a combination of these methods.

Massage therapy can include Swedish or Shiatsu massage. If you do not have access to a Certified Massage Therapist you can learn to use a variety of massagers to help ease the tension and aches in your muscles caused by stress. Click here to learn more about the beneficial effects of massage.

Neck Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

Very few patients require surgery to relieve neck pain. For the vast majority of patients, a combination of rest, medication, physical and/or massage therapy will relieve neck pain.

How neck pain is treated depends on what the diagnosis reveals.

For example, if pain is caused by inflammation as a result of stretching muscles and ligaments beyond their limits (sports, yard work, etc), your doctor may prescribe rest. Should your neck pain stem from an injury caused by a severe jolt or other “impact” accident, you may be also receive a neck collar for a specified period of time, as well as medication to reduce inflammation.

If medication is prescribed to reduce pain, it should be used only as directed and should not be taken for extended periods of time. In addition, remember that if your orthopedist prescribes rest, it is vital that you follow instructions carefully.

When neck pain persists or is chronic, your orthopedist may recommend a rehabilitation program that includes an exercise program and various types of physical therapy to help you relieve your pain and prevent it from coming back.

In some extreme cases you may be referred to an orthopedist.

An orthopedist is a medical doctor with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical and surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Surgery may be necessary to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or a nerve root when pain is caused by a herniated disk or bony narrowing of the spinal canal. Surgery may also be required following an injury, to stabilize the neck and minimize the possibility of paralysis such as when a fracture results in instability of the neck.

Determining the source of the pain is essential to recommend the right method of treatment and rehabilitation. Therefore a comprehensive examination is required to determine the cause of neck pain.

Your orthopedist will take a complete history of the difficulties you are having with your neck. He or she may ask you about other illnesses, any injury that occurred to your neck and any complaints you have associated with neck pain. Previous treatment for your neck condition will also be noted.

Next, your orthopedist will perform a physical examination. This examination may include evaluation of neck motion, neck tenderness, and the function of the nerves and muscles in your arms and legs.

X-ray studies often will be done to allow your orthopedist to look closely at the bones in your neck. These simple diagnostic techniques often help orthopedists to determine the cause of neck pain and to prescribe effective treatment.

Patients who require further evaluation may undergo one or more of the following examinations
:
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This non X-ray study allows an evaluation of the spinal cord and nerve roots.

CT (computed tomography). This specialized X-ray study allows careful evaluation of the bone and spinal canal.

Myelogram (injection of a dye or contrast material into the spinal canal). This specific X-ray study also allows careful evaluation of the spinal canal and nerve roots.

EMG (electromyogram). This test evaluates nerve and muscle function.

Your orthopedist may supplement your evaluation with blood tests, and, if necessary, will consult with other medical specialists.

Symptoms of Quadriplegia and Treatment of Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia : is when a person has a spinal cord injury above the first thoracic vertebra, paralysis usually affects the cervical spinal nerves resulting in paralysis of all four limbs. In addition to the arms and legs being paralyzed, the abdominal and chest muscles will also be affected resulting in weakened breathing and the inability to properly cough and clear the chest. People with this type of paralysis are referred to as Quadriplegic or Tetraplegic.

Refers to paralysis from approximately the shoulders down. Most spinal cord injuries result in loss of sensation and function below the level of injury, including loss of controlled function of the bladder and bowel.

Quadriplegia is a type of cerebral palsy in which all four limbs are affected. It is usually accompanied by more severe symptoms of nerve damage interfering with normal muscle movement than the other types.

Causes of Quadriplegia

You may be paralyzed because you were in a car or sports accident that broke your neck. Having a tumor or other diseases in your spinal canal can also cause quadriplegia. It may be possible for the nerves to start working again if your spinal cord is just bruised or swollen.

It is caused by damage to the brain or the spinal cord at a high level – in particular spinal cord injuries secondary to an injury to the cervical spine. The injury, known as a lesion, causes victims to lose partial or total mobility of all four limbs, meaning the arms and the legs.

Typical causes of this damage are trauma (such as an auto accident, gunshot wound, fall, or sports injury) or disease (such as transverse myelitis, polio, or spina bifida).

There are a variety of common causes for quadriplegia. Quadriplegia is often the result of traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Quadriplegia is the medical term used to define paralysis which affects the lower extremities, upper extremities, and most, or all, of the trunk from the neck down.

Signs and symptoms of Quadriplegia

The location of the injury. In general, injuries that are higher in your spinal cord produce more paralysis. For example, a spinal cord injury at the neck level may cause paralysis in both arms and legs and make it impossible to breathe without a respirator, while a lower injury may affect only your legs and lower parts of your body.

Symptoms of cerebral palsy can be as simple as having difficulty with fine motor tasks like writing or using scissors, or as profound as being unable to maintain balance or walk. Severely afflicted patients may have involuntary movements, such as uncontrollable hand motions and drooling

Treatment of Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia treatment is catered to the specific needs of each patient and often depends on the nature and severity of a person’s condition. Quadriplegia treatment generally addresses a patient’s loss of functioning and feeling in certain areas of the body, loss or impairments in organ functioning

In the meantime, spinal cord injury treatment focuses on preventing further injury and enabling people with a spinal cord injury to return to an active and productive life within the limits of their disability. This requires urgent emergency attention and ongoing care.

Conservative treatment of pressure sores includes appropriate wound care, debridement of necrotic tissue, optimization of nutrition, release of pressure, and minimization of muscle spasticity to provide the patient with the best opportunity to heal by secondary intention. Stage 1 and 2 pressure sores are treated conservatively.

Still A Bulge After Hernia Surgery – What To Do

A hernia is often visible outside the body as a bulge. In fact, the appearance of a visible bulge is usually the first sign that a hernia may be present in the body.

Technically, a hernia results when a weakness in the abdominal wall allows the contents of the abdomen – such as the gut – to push through. For some people, the bulge can actually come and go, depending upon how you are sitting or standing, for example. If you have a hernia, you could also feel pressure or discomfort when coughing, lifting heavy objects, going to the bathroom, or doing any type of strenuous activity.

Hernias are not always painful. In fact, some people suspect they have a hernia but are not sure, since it may go away and then come back. It may feel to the touch like a fat deposit and show no signs of bruising under the skin. Once your doctor diagnoses the bulge as being a hernia, he or she will usually recommend surgery.

Contrary to popular belief, hernias usually do not occur suddenly. Rather, in many cases they can take years to develop. Gradually and over time, the abdominal wall weakens, allowing the contents of the abdomen to start protruding through the wall.

Types of Hernias:

There are a number of types of hernias. They are classified differently depending upon their location on the body. Types include:

* incisional: develops at the site of a previous surgery

* umbilical: occurs at the belly button, or navel

* inguinal: develops in the groin

* femoral: just below the groin

* epigastric: upper abdomen at the midline

Hernia Surgery:

Surgery is a fairly straightforward procedure. The area is opened up so that the doctor can view the affected area. In many cases, a mesh is sewn into the area to strengthen the abdominal wall. At that time, the gut or abdominal contents are pushed back through the opening, thereby eliminating the bulge.

After Surgery:

After surgery, it is important to resume regular activities. Some people make the mistake of avoiding all exercise after surgery. However, this is not recommended, as the abdominal wall needs the chance to become stronger. Take walks and keep the body moving.

You will want to avoid more strenuous physical activities, however. Also, after surgery, you may feel burning or swelling around the incision. It may remain sore for a few days. For men, the scrotum or penis could become slightly bruised or swollen. All of these symptoms will go away within a few days.

Still a Bulge After Hernia Surgery:

After surgery, a handful of patients may still be able to see a bulge at or near the surgery site. This is almost certainly not the original hernia, since this has been repaired. More likely, it is the site of a new and different hernia that has developed. If you suspect this is the case, it is important to visit your doctor right away for a consultation. A bulge after surgery is not a normal condition and should be checked out immediately.

Florida Attorneys Help You File Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida

What is a personal injury lawsuit? It is nothing but a tool through which personal injury victims can apply their rights and take legal steps against the person or organization whose carelessness devastated their life.

Vehicle accident, slip and fall and other accidents are often accompanied by severe physical injuries and mental stress. Bone fracture, head injury, spinal cord injury and serious bruises may take years to cure. During the recovery period most people find themselves unable to go to work. Hence, job loss and reduced income are common. Top of that, they need to bear huge medical expenses. The responsibilities of family members cannot be ignored as well. Therefore a money crunch is inevitable.

All these tensions and worries build up mental stress and depression. And when accident takes place simply because of someone else’s negligence and recklessness, the pains increase many folds.

Personal injury lawsuit is the tool which helps victims and injured persons get compensated for all their damages. Physical injuries, medical expenses, compromised lifestyle due to unemployment or reduced income, mental stress and property damage, everything should be considered while computing compensation amount. Personal injury lawsuit is the legal way of filing your complaint against the responsible party in court of law and let the court judge your case.

But the process is not so simple. Legal guidelines are quite complex to understand and if you miss a single rule the entire case may lose its merit. Therefore you need personal injury lawyers who can guide you from a-to-z of your personal injury case.

It is better to get helped from lawyers of your home state. If a resident of Florida gets injured because of carelessness of others, they should see Florida personal injury lawyer to know how to submit personal injury lawsuit against the offender.

The person or the organization responsible for wrongful acts must provide monetary compensation to the victims for all the damages. Court decides the compensation amount after looking at all the evidence and listening to the statements of witnesses.

Preparing a convincing personal injury lawsuit is a difficult process. Only expert lawyers can help you make your lawsuit convincing. Designing the right plan of action and preparing a strong lawsuit are very important for the success of personal injury case.

That is why you need to work with a reputed and experienced attorney specialized in the type of personal injury case you are going to file. Accident attorney Florida can help automobile accident victims get compensate properly and a spinal cord injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale can help victims with spinal cord injuries get justice.

The entire process can be difficult to pursue for general people who do not have detailed knowledge about state laws regarding personal injury, automobile accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall and other areas of personal injury. Once you appoint an efficient lawyer, your lawsuit becomes convincing and strong.

Apart from preparing the lawsuit, personal injury lawyers teach victims how to face trial. Victims’ statements play important role in judgment. Attorneys with years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits can predict how the trial can go and prepare their clients for all types of questions that can be asked by the opponent. In a nutshell, they help you make full use of your legal rights.

2016 Toyota Fortuner India Specs, Reviews and Price

The name of Toyota Fortuner develops an image of a giant which carries rugged looks and is embellished with powerful performance and comfort features. The roots of Fortuner’s origin basically come from the pick-up truck Hilux being developed by its parent company Toyota Motors. The first generation Fortuner made its debut in India almost 8 years back in 2009 and since then it has been one of the highly preferred vehicles in Indian car market by the off-roaders who wish to drive vehicles that carry aggressive looks and offer powerful performance with comfort and luxurious features adhere in one unit.

Recently, the facelift of the Fortuner has been launched in India with starting price of Rs. 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom). As compared to its erstwhile version, the new Fortuner can be considered as the perfect blend of contemporary outlook that succeeds in giving it completely a new appearance. Let’s have a look on the various factors which will be helpful in understanding the major differences between the first and the latest version of Toyota Fortuner.

Power and Performance: Going through the restriction of vehicles with engine displacement of more than 2000cc in Delhi and NCR region, making not only driving these vehicles useless for their owners but also resulting in huge financial loss to auto manufacturers. Learning lessons from it, Japanese car maker has introduced the new Fortuner with two engine options of petrol and diesel variants.

Not only this, the company has also rolled out the earlier 3.0 litre D-4D diesel engine configuration and replaced it with new 2.8 litre GD diesel engine, outsourced from Innova Crysta. This engine generates the power of 174 bhp and torque of 450Nm and mated with 6-speed automatic transmission system with paddle shifters and also with an option of six speed manual transmission system.

Talking about the petrol variant it is enriched with 2.7 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of churning the power of 164 bhp and torque of 245 Nm and mated with six speed automatic transmission system along with option of five speed manual transmission system. The petrol trims are offered with 4 WD driving system, whereas the same driving option is offered only the top end trim of diesel variant.

Fuel Efficiency: Going through the fuel efficiency figures delivered by the new Fortuner it can be said that the new version of this SUV will take its legacy to new heights. The AMT trim of diesel variant delivers an average of 12.90 kmpl, while the trim mated with manual transmission system delivers an averge of 14.24 kmpl. Similarly, the petrol version of AMT Fortuner delivers an average of 10.01 kmpl while the petrol Fortuner with manual transmission system delivers an average of 10.26 kmpl. All these fuel efficiency figures are ARAI certified.

Exterior: Although, being the cut throat competitor of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner looks little bit smaller, but thanks to muscular body which succeeds in giving it an equivalent appearance alike its contenders. With length of 4795mm, width of 1855mm and height of 1835mm, the all new Toyota Fortuner looks like a massive vehicle. The ground clearance of 220mm further helps in making it undoubtedly the dominator of the road.

The front fascia receives enlarged air-dame which is helpful in cooling engine faster than earlier, moving ahead the HID headlamps are placed nicely followed by chrome and front grille giving it more aggressive look. The side profile receives minute changes introduced to wheel arches along with introduction of new multi-spoke alloy wheels. Moving towards the rear portion you will find clear lens tail-lamps along integrated reverse camera. With all these features, introduction of two new color options of silver and gold further help in enhancing the make-up of Fortuner to huge extent.

Interior: The interior of new Fortuner have sufficient space to offer comfort seating experience to seven adult passengers along with huge space for carrying their luggage. The seating arrangement is split in three rows with ample space. The steering wheel in new Fortuner has been developed to operate different functions directly by clicking few buttons mounted over it; with this the sportier pedals help in giving the interiors an amazing look. The faux wood garnish over the steering wheel and use of plush when mixed together enhance the elegance of interiors to huge extent. This combination of wooden garnish and plush has been further extended over the button of various accessories comprising of power windows, air-con vents etc.

The central console sports new touchscreen double-DIN head unit that supports connectivity with DVD player, USB and Bluetooth. The six way electronic adjustable seat helpful in adjusting the driving position.

Safety Features: While developing the new generation Toyota Fortuner, Japanese car maker Toyota has paid appropriate attention towards the integration of safety features. The list of safety features offered in new Fortuner include ventilated disc brakes for front tyres and ventilated drum brakes for rear tyres. Other safety features that are helpful in retaining the control over the SUV are ABS+EBD, Brake assist system, and electronic brake force distribution system. The front passengers have airbags for their safety.

How to Manage and Prevent Shingles – Medicare and Vaccines Information

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so goes the old saying. Presently, Medicare Part B covers the flu, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccines.  Medicare does not, however, cover the shingles vaccination, but there is a good possibility this may change in the future.

At the moment,  one in three persons will develop shingles. The good news is you can lower your risk for getting this disease with the Zostavax vaccine that was approved for shingles in 2006.  It is recommended for those who are 60 years of age and up as a method of protection from the symptoms and complications of this disease.

Shingles, or Herpes zoster, is caused by the same virus (varicella zoster, VZV) that causes chickenpox. It is marked by pain, red rash, and fluid filled blisters. The virus is never leaves the body.  it stays hidden and dormant in the nerve fibers of the body until some assault on the immune system reactivates it.  Getting vaccinated with Zostavax, a chickenpox booster, can help prevent this painful event from intruding on your life. The vaccine is also effective in reducing the risks and complications of posterherpetic neuralgia.

How much does it cost?

Merck, the manufacturer of zostavax, is charging around $150 per injection. Hospitals and doctors are charging about $300. This cost may be out of reach for those who do not have medical coverage, or can not otherwise afford it.

Shingles occurs only in people who have had a prior case of chickenpox. Shingles can not be passed on to someone else as shingles. However, the virus can be passed to another via person to person contact, but if that person never had chickenpox, they are not immune for getting it. If you have never had varicella, it would be in your best interest to stay away from someone who is currently having an active infection, that is unless you want chickenpox.

Who gets the vaccine?

Zostavax is approved for seniors, but is contraindicated for some people due to other chronic illness that may be present, such as:

HIV/AIDS
Any immune disturbance
People who have had chemotherapy treatment for cancer
History of cancer
If you are currently suffering from any illness
if you are on steroids or anti-rejection drugs
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant

If you are planning to get this vaccine, avoid pregnancy for at least three months after having the injection.
The vaccine carries very little risk, however there is always the chance of having a reaction, particularly if you have an allergy to gelatin. Check with your health care provider to see if this vaccine will benefit you.

If you are having a lot of stress in your life, which is a risk factor for getting shingles, stress management is important to reduce your risk. You can try yoga, imagery, meditation, and biofeedback, as well as many other modalities that help to reduce stress.

Whether you have Medicare or some other private insurance, check your policy or give your agent a call to see if your Zostavax vaccine is covered.

Back Pain Causes: Sciatic Nerves

If you have suffered from lower back pain like I have, you have probably heard about Sciatica and the Sciatic nerve. When this nerve is irritated by a bulging disc the pain can be very intense. But what exactly is Sciatica what are the symptoms and the cause of this painful condition?

According to Wikipedia Sciatica is a set of symptoms including pain that may be caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five nerve roots that give rise to the sciatic nerve, or by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve itself. When these nerves are “pinched the pain can radiate from your lower back and buttock all the way down your leg to your feet.

In my case I had pain travel ling right to my toes. Sometimes my feet felt numb, sometimes there was a burning sensation, sometimes cold. This was accompanied by pain; which believe me can be can be excruciating. There are several causes: herniated disc, spinal stenosis, lifestyle, piriformis, trigger points and pregnancy. I will go into more detail on each of these causes in other articles. The important thing to remember is if your lower back pain is traveling down your leg and this pain persists you need to see your doctor. But how do you prevent and or cure lower back pain? How do you lose the pain and get on with your life?

Well the answer is to strengthen the back and abdominal muscles. One of the top rated programs is called the Lose The Back Pain System developed by therapists and doctors of the Healthy back Institute. This program has helped thousands by strengthening muscles and eliminating muscles imbalance.As someone who has suffered with a bad back and who has endured months of physical therapy and an operation, I can tell you there are solutions for your discomfort.

Sore Throat – Now You Can Easily Get Rid of Sore Throat

A sore throat is an infection that can be either viral or bacterial. It is most commonly caused by a contagious viral infection (such as the flu, cold or mononucleosis), although more serious throat infections can be caused by a bacterial infection (such as strep, mycoplasma or hemophilus). Bacterial sore throats respond well to antibiotics while viral infections do not. For viral infections, there are many natural remedies that you can take to cure a sore throat.

Common viruses, and even the viruses that cause mononucleosis (mono) and the flu, can cause a sore throat. Some viruses can also produce blisters in the mouth and throat (“aphthous stomatitis”).

There is a lot of medication that a doctor can prescribe for sore throats but natural alternatives include gargling with hot water and salt, having honey and ginger with hot water, drinking a lot of fluids, basil leaves in warm water, chamomile tea, grapefruit seed extract, hyssop seem effective as well. Sore throats are also0 treated with natural or herbal tonics and throat paints.

Lemon Juice, Honey and Hot Water – Now here is a little drink that will help sooth a sore throat. Add lemon juice (from one lemon) some honey, to a glass of hot water. Now you may drink this drink, it will help to sooth your throat and make your feel better.

Cayenne pepper Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to 1 cup of boiling water; stir well and gargle while mixture is very warm. This brings more circulation to the area and helps draw away the infection. To this formula you can add 4 parts echinacea, 1 part garlic bulb, and 2 parts peppermint leaves to 1 part cayenne.

Mix ginger and lemon juice. Run down the throat without swallowing. The ginger will cling to the sides of the throat to provide temporary relief and a barrier to prevent damage from coughing. The acidic lemon juice will help with removal of mucus.

Sage – Sage is another popular alternative medicine used in the treatment of sore throats. Sage is beneficial in treating pharyngitis and other throat pains by reducing inflammation and protecting the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.

Another way to keep sore throats from emerging or getting rid of sore throats that have already decided to make there present is by eating dill pickles. Again the vinegar comes into the picture again. This way you can have the benefit of the vinegar with something good to snack on as well.

Simply use water as hot as you can stand. Add at least a teaspoon of salt to a glass of water. Then gargle with a mouthful of the hot salt water as long as possible. Spit it out. Gargle with fresh salt water. Do this for about five minutes, or until the sore throat pain subsides.

Now here is a little drink that will help sooth a sore throat. Add lemon juice (from one lemon) some honey, to a glass of hot water. You’ll feel a lot better instantly. I actually like to do this, but I will put the lemon and honey in a chamomile tea.

Tonsil Stones 101 – How Tonsil Stones Can Ruin Your Life

Of all of the physical defects that man suffers, having tonsil stones is probably one of the most hid kinds. We infrequently hear friends or family talking about the presence of small, off-white and pungent chunks within the crevices of their tonsils. For some reason, folks find it hard to admit that they carry around, in their mouths, these disgusting stones.

So unknown, this phenomenon of tonsil stones is, that most doctors misdiagnose it as tonsillitis or infection of the tonsils. The stones, when stuck deep into tonsillar crevices, resemble the whitish material that indicates tonsillitis. However [*COMMA] the swelling, which is everyday in tonsillitis cases, is not present. But still, some doctors who do not wish to risk letting patients off the hook, prescribe antibiotics to’combat’ the’perceived infection’. But we all know this wouldn’t work since the presence of tonsillar stones is not a symptom of infection – the stones are simply calcified bodies lodged inside tonsillar holes.

living with tonsil stones can be rougher than most of us think. Although the effects of the stones are relatively minor – like slight pain when swallowing, experiencing an odd feeling of having a foreign body in the throat – the stones can still be really negative to a person’s lifestyle . The stones are notorious for their very bad smell, and since they’re positioned close to the windpipe, the odor they give off blends with someone’s breath. But do not fret yet. The stones can be removed. Books and the Net can be good resources for DIY solutions.

have you ever experienced feeling a slight pain in swallowing although the indicators of tonsillitis are not present? Have you ever been told you have bad breath even if you religiously clean your teeth and clean your mouth? ever experienced, while at the same time running across the 2 other symptoms, coughing out a tiny, whitish stone that smells worse than rubbish and fecal matter combined? If you answered yes to all the questions above, then you’re subjected to tonsil stones.

Tonsil stones aren’t truly bad for the health. They are just there to annoy you and to cause deeply bad breath. Yes, they won’t make you die from cancer, but those annoying, ghastly and smelly tiny stones can kill your social life and your self image in a moment. Imagine coughing out one of those stones while you are kissing your date.

food particles are the main part of tonsil stones. Food gets besieged within tonsil pockets. Bacteria, nasal mucus, dead cells from the mouth lining and keratin, the kind of protein found in hair and nails, complete the revolting mix that form the stones. This problem can easily be solved by surgery. You may have a tonsillectomy, a surgical process to get rid of your tonsils, and live a virtually tonsil stone-free life. But who has the forbearing and time for surgeries as insignificant as tonsillectomy these days? Are you willing to put your life on hold for a couple of days due to an annoying tonsil stone? Fortunately , there are other techniques to get rid of these stones. Solution guides can simply be found on the internet. Try checking out sites online and live happily tonsil stone-free.

Calcium metabolism and its disorders

Calcium metabolism is a process of maintaining sufficient calcium content by performing a series of chemical reactions in the body. Soya beans, leafy vegetables ,nuts and seaweed are the best sources for calcium content.

Calcium is an essential mineral needed for building the strong bones. Calcium protects the immune system by controlling the pH level of the body. The functionality of muscles, nerves and regulation of blood flow is controlled by the calcium .Along with calcium we need other minerals like vitamin D, Vitamin K, magnesium and boron for constructing strong bones .Bone is the main site for storing the calcium content. Around 99% of calcium content is stored in the form of calcium phosphate salt in entire skeleton body and the remaining 1% is stored in the tissues . So, most of the calcium content is stored in the form of bone.

Calcium combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate which forms teeth and bone in the body. Calcium is useful in both intracellular and extra cellular fluid exchange for maintaining stability in heart beat. Calcium is also useful in carrying metabolic functions of the neuromuscular cells in brain.Calcuim level in the body are found through the serum test. It shows the calcium content in the body. Calcium can be ionized easily as it has positively charged ions.
The regulation of calcium content in the body is done by the presence of Vitamin D in the parathyroid gland which is located next to the thyroid organ. This parathyroid gland releases parathyroid hormone if the body contains low level of calcium content. And in high calcium levels, parafollicular cells releases calcitonin in high rate. These cells are present in thyroid gland for controlling the sugar levels of the body.

Vitamin D and boron plays an important role in making positive interactions and absorption of calcium from the intestine. For calcium absorption, vitamin D and boron increases calcium binding proteins .
Minerals like sodium, oxalic acid, phytic acid, caffeine and cortisol makes potential negative interactions in the absorption of calcium content from the supplement we take.

Calcium metabolism disorder: calcium metabolism disorder is genetic term described to define the metabolic bone disease. This disease is caused due to excess presence or less presence of calcium content in the body. Hypocalcaemia is referred to low calcium content and hypocalcaemia is referred to high calcium content. Menkes, Osteoporosis, hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesaemia, cancer and hypocalcaemia are the disease caused by the calcium metabolism disorder .
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