Quel Traitement Pour Soigner et Sortir de la Depression Nerveuse ?

Qu’est-ce que la depression nerveuse ?

On entend tres souvent parler de la depression nerveuse. On pourrait meme aller jusqu’a dire qu’il s’agit d’un de ces “maux a la mode”. Mais beaucoup ignorent qu’il s’agit d’une maladie a part entiere qui peut invalider la personne qui en souffre. Nombreux sont ceux qui la confondent avec une simple deprime et ne savent pas a quel point une veritable depression nerveuse peut faire souffrir.

Consulter un specialiste pour diagnostiquer une depression nerveuse

Pour savoir si l’on souffre ou non d’une depression nerveuse, le mieux est de s’adresser a un praticien qui saura etablir le bon diagnostic. Le specialiste s’interessera a plusieurs signes et l’etude s’etalera sur une periode minimale de quinze jours, au cours de laquelle il determinera les impacts des symptomes – lesquels doivent imperativement etre presents – sur la vie sociale et professionnelle d’un individu donne. Il existe differentes manifestations ou signes qui accompagnent necessairement une depression nerveuse.

Les symptomes de la depression nerveuse

Le premier symptome d’une depression nerveuse est la tristesse extreme accompagnee d’une forte tendance au pessimisme, aux pensees negatives et a la devalorisation de sa personne. Un sujet en proie a la depression n’a plus gout a rien et se desinteresse de tout ce qui se passe autour de lui. Le plaisir est par ailleurs completement inhibe. Cela a entre autres un impact sur la libido du sujet concerne. Du point de vue physique, un individu deprime se sent fatigue des le reveil, ce qui pourrait etre la consequence d’une difficulte a trouver le sommeil. Une depression nerveuse peut egalement etre accompagnee d’un trouble de l’appetit, qui peut aussi bien se manifester par une boulimie que par une anorexie.

Traiter une depression nerveuse

Pour combattre et guerir efficacement une depression nerveuse, il faut agir sur tous les plans. Il est necessaire d’identifier l’element declencheur de la maladie qui peut etre d’origine physique ou psychique. Le plus important, c’est qu’un diagnostic doit etre etabli et celui-ci doit etre accompagne d’un traitement. Concernant le traitement proprement dit, celui-ci se fait a deux niveaux. D’un cote, il y a la psychotherapie et d’un autre la medication. Concernant les therapies comportementales, il existe deux methodes qui sont tres utilisees, a savoir la therapie du soutien consistant a apporter un accompagnement au sujet et la therapie cognitive comportementale qui s’attelle a faire adopter les pensees positives au patient. Concernant la medication preconisee lors d’une depression nerveuse, elle est a base d’antidepresseurs, lesquels doivent imperativement etre prescrits par un medecin. Ce dernier assurera un suivi tout au long de la prise de ces medicaments. Heureusement, il est egalement possible de soigner la depression nerveuse de facon naturelle, sans medicaments chimiques.

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Fears and Phobias

Every time we experience the world, we do so through our 5 senses- see it, hear it, taste it, smell it or feel it. It is only once we have taken that information in and processed it, that we apply a meaning to it. Sometimes the meaning we apply will be based on our previous contact and experiences. So if we have had an experience which led to some negative emotions – such as fear (or if we have learned a negative response from someone else) it is likely that when we come into contact with that same stimuli again, we will have the same negative feelings each time. What this tells us however, is that it is not the stimuli that creates the negative emotion (because this is just sensory information) but the meaning that has been applied to the sensory information. So next time somebody tells you “It’s all in your head” you can agree with them!

In NLP we use a process called the logical levels of therapy to uncover the rules and strategies that a person uses to make their fear or phobia “work.” For example, if a person has a phobia of spiders, there will be certain things that they think about spiders, there will be certain ways they remember spiders, there will be pictures that they make in their minds and even certain beliefs that they have about spiders. When these rules and strategies are challenged, they will be unable to use the rules and strategies in the same way. This called a pattern interrupt that will prevent the person reaching the stage of feeling bad, which would usually be the end response to having experienced their phobic stimuli.

NLP also utilises a technique called the fast phobia cure. This is a process that works with the submodalities or codes that we have in our minds when we represent information to ourselves. These codes are made up of sensory related content and most commonly we work with the Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic information. When this information is distorted, this again has the impact of changing the way we feel. This process is done after first ensuring that the client has a “resource anchor” which is a build up of positive emotions that they can access whenever they feel that they need to throughout the process. The Fast Phobia cure also desensitizes the feelings the client has by replaying their most significant experience with their phobic stimuli very fast (in their mind), forwards in Black and white and backwards in colour several times. This repetition has the impact of reducing the feelings associated with the event.

I also like to use Hypnotherapy and EFT when working with phobias. Hypnotherapy can work really well at the end of the fast phobia process to ensure the client is feeling calm (particularly if you want to test their recovery by exposing them to the stimuli that would have previously caused them to experience the phobic response) and also to install some positive suggestions for how they can react differently in the future.

EFT is a tapping technique that works on the meridian points (or acupuncture points) throughout the body.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Introduction

Medicine, psychiatry, and dualism:

In the past, psychiatric diagnoses have been regarded as ‘mental’ in nature, in contrast to the ‘physical’ nature of medical diagnoses. This distinction reflects the absence of gross pathology in most psychiatric disorders, and the fact that these conditions usually present with disturbed mental states or behaviour rather than physical symptoms.

Underling this division of illnesses into physical and mental, is the assumption that a parallel distinction can be made in healthy people ‘body-mind dualism’. This has and continues to exert a profound influence on medical thinking.

Co-morbidity means the occurrence of two disorders. The term has been extended to describe the co-occurrence of prominent mental symptoms and bodily pathology since these patients are usually given a psychiatric and a physical diagnosis. In particular neither of these diagnoses may lead to effective treatment because a focus on either may lead to neglect of the other. An example is the widespread neglect of depression in patients with medical disease.

Somatization some patients have somatic symptoms but no evidence of bodily pathology. It is then unclear whether their illness should be categorized as medical or as psychiatric. In the past these conditions were generally given the medical diagnosis of functional illness (function is abnormal but there is no pathology). Now these conditions are usually given the psychiatric diagnosis of somatoform disorder. Such patients receive both a medical diagnosis (organic disorder) and a psychiatric diagnosis such as somatoform disorder (functional disorder) and the resulting confusion and controversy is well illustrated by literature about the condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CSF) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).

Modern (integrated) approach:

New scientific knowledge, such as the demonstration of the neural basis to many psychiatric disorders (esp. with the functional imaging and genetics) has shown that crude dualistic thinking is untenable. Evidence for the effect of psychiatric disorder on the outcome of medical conditions such as MI (Frasure-Smith et al 1993) has pointed to the same conclusions.

Mind and brain are now increasingly regarded as two side of the same coin. This shift implies that psychiatric disorders are no more distinct from medical conditions than the higher nervous system is from the rest of the body. As Eisenberg (i986a) put it, psychiatry has to become less ‘brain-less’ and medicine less ‘mind-less’. Correspondingly medical and psychiatric care need to be more integrated.

The ‘biopsychosocial’ approach which can be further divided into predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating causes can go a long way to bridge the gap and most importantly, serve the patient.

Anxiety Disorders

Abnormal state in which the most striking features are mental and physical symptoms of anxiety, occurring in the absence of organic brain disease or another psychiatric disorder

Symptoms of anxiety:

Psychological arousal

  • Fearful anticipation
  • Irritability
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Restlessness
  • Poor concentration
  • Worrying thoughts

Autonomic arousal

  • Gastrointestinal: dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, epigastric discomfort, excessive wind, frequent loose motions
  • Respiratory: constriction in the chest, difficulty inhaling
  • Cardiovascular: palpitations, discomfort in the chest, awareness of missed heart beats.
  • Genitourinary: Frequent or urgent micturation, failure of erection, menstrual discomfort, amenorrhoea

 Muscle tension

  • Tremor
  • Headache
  • Aching muscles

 Hyperventilation

  • Dizziness
  • Tingling in the extremities
  • Feeling of breathlessness

 Sleep Disturbance

  • Insomnia
  • Night terror

 Although all the symptoms can occur in any of the anxiety disorders, there is a characteristic pattern in each disorder which will be described later. The disorders share many features of their clinical picture and aetiology but there are also differences:

  • In generalized anxiety disorders, anxiety is continuous-though it may fluctuate in intensity.
  • In phobic anxiety disorders, anxiety is intermittent, arising in particular circumstances.
  • In panic disorder, anxiety is intermittent but its occurrence is unrelated to any particular circumstances.

 The Classification of anxiety disorders (ICD-10):

  •  Phobic anxiety disorder:

 Agoraphobia (with or without panic disorder)

Social phobia

Specific phobias

  •  Panic Disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Mixed anxiety and depression disorder.

 (OCD in ICD-10 is diagnosed separately, in the DSM-IV it is under anxiety disorder)

Generalized Anxiety Disorders

Clinical Picture

The symptoms in GAD are persistent and are not restricted to, or markedly increased in, any particular set of circumstances. All the previously mentioned symptoms can occur, but there are characteristic pattern comprised of the following features:

  • Worry and apprehension that are more prolonged than those oh healthy people. The worries are widespread and not focused on a specific issue as they are in panic disorder (on having a panic attack) or social phobia (on being embarrassed). The person feels that theses widespread worries are difficult to control.
  • Psychological arousal which may be evident as irritability, poor concentration, and sensitivity to noise. Some patients complain of poor memory.
  • Autonomic overactivity experienced most often as sweating, palpitation, dry mouth, epigastric discomfort, and dizziness. Some patients ask for help without mentioning the psychological symptoms of anxiety.
  • Muscle tension often as restlessness, trembling, inability to relax, headache (usually bilateral and frontal or occipital) and aching in shoulders and neck.
  • Hyperventilation which may lead to dizziness, tingling in the extremities and, paradoxically, a feeling of shortness of breath.
  • Sleep disturbance include difficulty falling asleep and persistent worrying thoughts. Sleep often intermittent, unrefreshing, and accompanied by unpleasant dreams. Some patients have night terrors in which they awake suddenly feeling intensely anxious. Early morning waking is not a feature of GAD and its presence strongly suggests a depressive disorder.
  • Other features include tiredness, depressive symptoms, obsession symptoms, and depersonalization. These never prominent. If so, another diagnosis should be considered.

Clinical signs

The face appears strained, the brow is furrowed, and the posture is tense. The person is restless and may tremble. The skin is pale and sweating is common, especially from the hand, feet, and axillae. Readiness to tears, which may at first suggest depression, reflects the generally apprehensive state.

Note that there is no clear dividing line between GAD and normal anxiety. They differ both in the extent of the symptoms and the duration (in DSM-IV 6 month, in the ICD-10, more flexible; symptoms should have been present on most days at least several weeks at a time, and usually several month’

Comorbidity is common:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Substance misuse
  • Physical illness e.g. Thyroid disease, hypoglycaemia.

Epidemiology:

Life time rate 4-5 %

Incidence 3% per year

Aetiology:

Biopsychosocial, Interaction between stressful events, genetic causes, early experiences, personality and social circumstances.

Areas of the brain most likely involved: the amyygdala, the hippocampus.

Na, 5-HT, GABA and recently CRH (corticotrophin releasing hormone)

Prognosis

Duration is important and the longer the GAD the worse the prognosis.

Co-morbidity (physical or psychiatric) worsen the prognosis

However GAD has a very good prognosis if treated.

 Treatment

  • Counselling: involving clear plan, explanation, reassurance, problem solving, advice about life style (e.g  caffeine)
  • Relaxation training has to be regular to work
  • CBT (Cognitive -Behavioural Therap)
  • Medications:in the short term, long acting BDZ (not more than 3 weeks, risk of addiction). For the long term, antidepressant are effective, SSRI first line and Venelafaxine is 2nd line.

Phobic anxiety disorders:

1. Specific phobia

Same core symptoms as GAD, but occur in particular circumstances, there may be anticipatory anxiety. Grouped into:

  • Situation(e.g. crowded places)
  • Objects (e.g. spiders)
  • Natural phenomena (e.g. Thunder)

The following specific phobias will be described briefly:

Phobia of dental treatment: 5% of adults.

Phobia of flying: CBT or behavioural treatment (desensitization is effective)

Blood injury phobia: unique in that fainting does occur, tensing works effectively with behavioural treatment.

Phobia of choking: exaggerated gag reflex (usually past experience). Desensitization works.

Phobia of illness: though recognised as irrational and not resisted.

Epidemiology:

Incidence 4.4 %per year

Prevalence 4% in M and 13 % in F.

Most start in childhood.

2. Social phobia

 Clinical picture:

Inappropriate anxiety, experienced in social situations in which the person feels observed by others and could be criticized by them. Avoidance and escape are characteristic. Can be generalised or specific (e.g. public speaking). Associated with depression and substance misuse

Two discrete social phobias require separate consideration:

  1. Phobia of excretion: patient become anxious and unable to pass urine in public lavatories, or fear of incontinence, patient arrange their lives so as never to be far from a lavatory.
  2. Phobia of vomiting: fear of vomiting in public places, feeling of nausea and anxiety.

 Prevalence 7%. M=F (seeking treatment). F>M (community).

Treatment with psychotherapy or medication (SSRIs and ? blockers).

 3. Agoraphobia

Patients are anxious when they are away from home, in crowds, or in situations that they cannot leave easily. They avoid these situations, feel anxious when anticipating them, and experience other symptoms. Especially panic attacks and fear of fainting and loss of control. Anticipatory anxiety is common, also depression, depersonalization and substance misuse.

 Epidemiology:

Life time prevalence 6-10% F>M

Usually begins in mid twenties (later than social or specific phobias)

 Panic disorder:

Clinical features:

Symptoms (at least 4) , more than 4 attacks in 4 weeks, or one attack followed by 4 weeks of persistent fear. Symptoms are:

  •  Shortness of breath and smothering sensation
  • Choking
  • Palpitation and accelerated heart rate
  • Chest discomfort or pain
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness, unsteady feelings or faintness
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Depersonalization or derealization
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • Flushes or chills
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Fear of dying
  • Fear of going crazy or doing something uncontrolled.

 Epidemiology:

 Life-time prevalence is 5%.

Herdedibility is high, up to 30-40%.

F>M 2:1

Amongst men mortality is higher from cardiovascular disorders.

 Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder

This diagnosis is reserved when the diagnostic criteria for depression or GAD are not severe enough to meet the criteria. Mild illness

Influence of culture on anxiety disorders:

In several cultures the presenting symptoms of anxiety disorders are more often somatic than psychological. e.g. Koro ,occur amongst Chinese men , there are episodes of acute anxiety, lasting 30 min to a day or two, the person complain of palpitation, sweating, pericardia discomfort and trembling. At the same time he is convinced that the penis will retract into the abdomen and that when this process is complete he will die.

References

•1.      Stevens L, Rodin I. Psychiatry: An illustrated colour text, Churchill Livingstone 2001

•2.      Steple D. Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, 2006

•3.      World Health Organization (WHO). ICD-10 Classification of mental and behavioural disorders. Churchill Livingstone

•4.      American Psychiatric Association (APA). DSM-IV-TR. Fourth Edition Text Revision. APA Publication

  

5 Sleep Deprivation Symptoms That Can Get You Fired

Did you know that roughly 30%-50% of people in the United States suffers from some form of insomnia or sleep deprivation? It’s true; and not only that, but many of those people aren’t even aware they have a sleeping disorder. The sleep deprivation symptoms can be so mild and barely noticeable that an individual may not even realize there is a problem. Most people only become aware of their sleeping disorder when the problem turns into full-on, chronic insomnia.

If you don’t want to develop chronic insomnia (long term), then you need to discover whether or not you are suffering from a lower form of insomnia; be it transient or short-term. Luckily for you, there happens to be a list of common sleep deprivation symptoms below — Read them over and see if you have any of the symptoms. If you do, you can then take the necessary steps to rectify the problem and reclaim normal, peaceful sleep.

Poor Concentration & Focus: Your brain is operating at lower than normal power because you aren’t getting enough rest. This means you aren’t quite as in-tune with whatever it is you are doing. Whether it be personal or work related, you just aren’t “there” — Your body may be present, but your mind is long gone.

Irritable: People and things will annoy you like crazy. It could be one person in particular or it could just be everything & everyone around you. Whatever the case may be, you’re not a very pleasant person to be around.

Very Poor Memory: You’re brain is functional, allowing you to walk, talk, and breath — but beyond that, it can’t do much else. This means memory won’t be your strong suit. You may recall past events, but nothing specific will come to you.

Exhaustion: Not much to say about this sleep deprivation symptom except that it’s more than just the usual “tired”. This will be a constant, unyielding tiredness that doesn’t leave you.

Reaction Time
: Sleep deprivation has a huge effect when it comes to your reaction time. With that said, don’t expect to have the same reflexes and thinking skills you had when you were fully rested. This symptom may not be dangerous at home, but it can be extremely dangerous when on the road or at the work place.

These are merely a few of the sleep deprivation symptoms you might be experiencing. Admittedly, you might not come upon them all, as the symptoms you face really depend on your particular case of insomnia. However, if you are experiencing just one of the above sleep deprivation symptoms for more than a week, there is a pretty strong chance you’re suffering from some form of insomnia or sleep deprivation.

Permanent Relief For Ingrown Toenails

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail is simply a curving of the nail border into the flesh of the toe. When the pressure from the curved or deformed nail becomes excessive, the underlying skin or tissue is pierced or opened and this provides entry for harmful bacteria. It is common for bacteria to be around the nail without an infection. However, when the skin breaks and these bacteria enter the area, a bacterial infection begins. Ingrown nails can also result from the development of fungus in the nails which cause deformity and secondary bacterial infection. Some people will not get an infection initially but will just have pain and redness.

Signs of an infection include pain, redness, swelling, foul odor and yellow drainage. Many people develop ingrown toenail infections on a regular basis. These are often treated with soaking and antibiotic pills. Typically, these treatments only provide short term relief.

If the infection has been present for a long period, x-rays may be taken to make sure there is no bone infection. Bone infection is a serious problem and must be treated in other ways. Also, those with poor circulation can develop gangrene from an infection. It is highly recommended that the patient with these conditions seek early treatment to avoid more serious conditions.

Generally, ingrown nails present problems multiple times over a period of months or years. Initially, there is pain and redness which then results in infection.

Why some treatments provide only temporary relief:

Why is only short term relief provided with these seemingly strong treatments? While there is an infection present, it can not be healed without draining the infection or abscess from the side of the toe where the nail is piercing the skin. This piece of nail acts as a foreign body and must be removed for proper healing.

Unfortunately, many people seek treatment for these problems and are treated for months with antibiotics and never heal until they see a Podiatrist for removal of the piece of nail and drainage of the infection. The removal of the nail portion and drainage of the infection should actually be the first treatment received. All other treatments, including antibiotic pills or creams and soaking, are secondary to what is known as incision and drainage or drainage of infection.

Treatments are often done by you, the patient. This is known as “bathroom surgery” and is often performed with various homemade instruments. Often relief will be obtained but eventually many patients end up seeking professional help due to excessive pain and infection.

It should be noted that often after drainage of the infection, oral antibiotics are not always necessary. The problem with taking antibiotics over and over for this condition is that the bacteria modify themselves so that the antibiotic no longer works and antibiotic resistance is the result.

How can I get permanent relief from Ingrown Toenails?

Assuming that the infection is controlled and circulation is adequate for healing, there are procedures to remove the ingrown nail permanently. Normally only a small portion of nail is removed, not the complete nail. The result is cosmetically pleasing once full healing has occurred. There is a 95% success rate!

There are several methods for the permanent procedure. The most common method is using a chemical for the destruction of the nail root or growth area, also known as the matrix. Common chemicals used include phenol and sodium hydroxide.

After removal of the abnormal nail portion, the chemical is then used to destroy the root. A light bandage is applied. Care at home is simple and recovery involves cleaning the area and applying antibiotic cream. Most people have minimal pain after the procedure. Some redness, swelling and clear drainage are normal for several weeks to a month depending on the individual reaction to the chemical. There are rarely complications, however, as with any procedure you physician will review possible complications.

So, there is no need to suffer with ingrown nails when you can have this procedure. The procedure is safe and performed in the office with a local anesthetic. The procedure takes about 10-15 minutes.

Dr. Katz prides himself on compassion and concern for all patients. Dr. Katz specializes in foot infections, wounds and minor in-office procedures. Dr. Katz treats all foot, ankle and leg conditions. For more information see: www.thetampapodiatrist.com, www.tampacryosurgery.com

Natural Cure For Toenail Fungus

It has been a real slow process for finding a natural cure for toenail fungus. As a matter of fact a lot of people have had to suffer with the fungus and were left to try and find some type of home remedy to treat toenail fungus. Even though there are pills you can take for treatment there are some side effects that can take place such as liver damage.

It really doesn’t make any sense to take medication for one thing and have it to cause you other problems you never had. No wander so many people are willing to try home remedies and over the counter products. The truth is no one nor has any company ever taken the time to try and find a cure for nail fungus. Simply because it is not considered to be life threatening.

People are not willing nor should they risk liver damage to rid themselves of the problem. Even though it is a unpleasant sight to see it is just not worth the risk. There are some companies who saw a need for people with fungus problem and decided to do something to help these people out by finding a treatment for toe nail fungus. Yet, people still find it hard to put their trust in such companies.

When you are searching for a treatment be sure the product has the essential oils and extracts that come from plants. The reason you want oils from plants is the plants already have the potential to fight off fungus. Applying the oils directly to the infected area will help you get rid of toe nail fungus.

A good natural cure for toe nail fungus that is extracted from plants is called tea tree oil. You apply the tea tree oil directly to the nail, then it gets in under your nail and kill toenail fungus. This will allow you to re grow those healthy nails you once had. You may be wandering if this treatment will work for you. Since there are know known cures for it, you will never know unless you try.

Bruises Treatment – jannet

Bruises from daily bumps and minor injuries can often be painful and unsightly – and I think we all agree we would like to know how to get rid of bruises quick. Treating bruises can really help with the appearance and even the pain of a bruise. Bruises occur when the capillaries release blood into the skin’s tissue. The initial bruise will be dark blue/purple and as the blood is absorbed by the skin’s tissues it the bruise will begin to fade away usually turning brown, yellow, and then back to normal. There are natural bruise treatments you can undertake to eliminate those nasty bruises. Everyone walking on earth has gotten a bruise at one time or another, if you haven’t you might want to check if your are human.

Bruises are caused when enough pressure is placed on the skin to break the blood vessels underneath. A few of the ways this can be accomplished are: by being gripped too tightly, by being struck (by a hand, foot, or object), by falling, or by walking into something. Apply an ice pack to treat any injury that might lead to a bruise such as hit to the head, falling on your legs, bumping your harms or any blows to your body. If you suspect that the bump will blossom into a severe bruise, the quicker you put ice on the injury and treat it continually for 24 hours the better chance you have of not having a bruise.

Most bruises form when small blood vessels near the skin’s surface break from impact of a blow or injury. Blood leaks out of the vessels causing a bluish-black mark. The body reabsorbs the blood and the mark disappears. A bruise will eventually disappear as your body reabsorbs the blood. If there is swelling with the bruise you can apply a cold compress for 20 minutes per session and elevate the affected area. When the swelling has gone down, use a warm compress to help speed re-absorption.

Some vitamins and herbs are considered beneficial in treating bruises. Herbs, and other healing foods, which may be helpful if consumed, include: alfalfa, dandelion, grapes, pineapple, and shavegrass. Vitamins include: C, calcium & magnesium, D, E, K, and zinc. In addition, some herbs may be helpful if applied to the bruise. Crush some fresh parsley leaves, then spread them directly on the bruise. Parsley can promote healing and clear up black-and-blue marks within a day or so. Hold the leaves in place with an adhesive bandage or with gauze and tape.

Call your doctor if you are bruising spontaneously without any reason, or if there are signs of infection around the bruised area including streaks of redness, pus or other drainage, or fever. Call your doctor immediately if you feel extreme pressure in a bruised part or your body, especially if the area is large or very painful. If you have bruised an arm or a leg, one way to help the bruise heal faster is to keep that arm or leg raised, above or at head level to allow the blood to flow away from that area.

What is an Esophageal Ulcer?

A hole in the lining of the esophagus corroded by the acidic digestive juices secreted by the stomach cells. Ulcer formation is related to H. pyloridus bacteria in the stomach, anti-inflammatory medications, and smoking cigarettes. Ulcer pain may not correlate with the presence or severity of ulceration. Diagnosis is made with barium x-ray or endoscopy. Complications of ulcers include bleeding and perforation. Treatment involves antibiotics to eradicate H. pyloridus, eliminating risk factors, and preventing complications.

An esophageal ulcer is a hole in the lining of the esophagus corroded by the acidic digestive juices secreted by the stomach cells. An esophageal ulcer is usually located in the lower section of your esophagus. It is often associated with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Not long ago, the common belief was that peptic ulcers were a result of lifestyle. Doctors now know that a bacterial infection or some medications — not stress or diet — cause most ulcers of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Esophageal Ulcers are defined as open sores or lesions in the lining of the esophagus (the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach). These ulcers usually cause pain that is felt behind or just below your breastbone, similar to the area where you would feel heartburn symptoms. Healing is slow and these ulcers can recur quite often. Chronic and severe recurrences can result in a narrowing of your esophagus after healing.

Some of the symptoms of Esophageal Ulcers include heartburn, inflammation of the esophagus. A slight bleeding may occur, vomiting blood that is bright red in color or coffee ground black and dark, tarry stools. This type of stool condition is called melena. Should your esophageal bleeding be rapid then the blood discharge in the stools will be a bright red color.

Esophageal ulcers can appear as a consequence of gastro-esophageal reflux, mainly in association with hiatal hernias. Although not frequent, the appearance of these ulcers identifies those with severe gastro-esophageal reflux. The presence of hiatal hernia in the case described here was, apparently, a confusing factor in the establishment of a definitive diagnosis. Due to the hernia, the presence of the esophageal ulcer was attributed to gastro-esophageal reflux disease and not to the use of alendronate.

Other symptoms of Esophageal Ulcers can include nausea, abdominal indigestion and abdominal cramping. This abdominal pain can awaken you at night, it can be relieved by antacids or milk, you may feel the pains of the Esophageal Ulcers about 2 to3 hours after eating and sometimes these pains can become worse if you do not eat any food.

Esophageal ulceration induced HIF-1? protein expression and VEGF gene activation reflected by increased VEGF mRNA (240%) and VEGF protein (310%) levels. HIF-1? protein was expressed in microvessels bordering necrosis where it co-localized with VEGF. Injection of cDNA encoding VEGF165 significantly enhanced angiogenesis and accelerated esophageal ulcer healing. These results: 1) suggest that HIF-1? may mediate esophageal ulceration-triggered VEGF gene activation, 2) indicate an essential role of VEGF and angiogenesis in esophageal ulcer healing, and 3) demonstrate the feasibility of gene therapy for the treatment of esophageal ulcers.

Late complications of the esophagus treated with radiation therapy, especially with intraluminal brachytherapy. We encountered a patient with esophageal cancer treated with external radiation therapy and intraluminal brachytherapy, who developed radiation ulcer and who had severe dysphagia soon after endoscopic biopsy of the ulcer edge. A 55-year-old man was diagnosed as esophageal cancer without symptoms.

Candida Tests – Ten ways to check if you have a Candida Overgrowth

A Candida Overgrowth causes lots of seemingly unrelated ailments that can be confusing to both doctor and patient, and because of this the majority of suffers are unaware that they have an overgrowth until they become seriously ill. This is because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins.  

A candida overgrowth is a part of a larger problem called dysbiosis which means the dis-function of the bio-tic or bacterial environment of your digestive tract. In a healthy person, other bacteria and the immune system stop candida from overgrowing and becoming a problem. However, a weak immune system caused by a poor diet, medication and a bad lifestyle makes it easier for Candida to grow and cause infection. To find out more about candida causes and syptoms click on this link. http://fedupbloating.com/candida-causes-and-candida-symptoms

If you think you have an overgrowth the first line of investigation should be with your doctor, who will diagnose your condition through extensive questioning.  Some doctors still refuse to admit that candida can cause illness due to intestinal overgrowth. This is due to the lack of agreement over a definitive diagnostic test for intestinal yeast overgrowth. Until a definitive diagnostic test is developed, it is wise to look at evidence from different sources, to give you a good idea of whether you have a yeast overgrowth or not. 

Here are ten different ways of testing for a candida overgrowth

Candida Tests that cost nothing and give quick results.

1. Candida Symptom Tests

A Candidiasis infection causes lot of tell tale symptoms and a combination of these common candida symptoms implies that there is a candida overgrowth presences.  Some doctors make a candida diagnosis from symptoms alone. This is one of the easiest and the most effective ways of testing for a candida overgrowth.  Take our Free candida test now to see if your symptoms indicate that you have a candida overgrowth http://fedupbloating.com

Recognising candida symptoms

The fungus called Candida causes candidiasis. This fungus is normally found in small amounts in the mouth, vagina, digestive tract and skin.  An overgrowth can often be recognised by obvious symptoms.

Candida infection in the Vagina

Vaginal candidiasis, called yeast infection or vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning and swelling. A bad case can make walking, urinating or sex very painful.

Candida Infection in the Mouth

Oral candidiasis, called thrush, involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually include discomfort of the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often described as “bad”). Creamy white or yellowish coatings or spots on the mouth and throat are also common.

Candida Infection in the Throat

Candidiasis of the throat and windpipe, called esophageal infection, is a serious condition. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers can rupture the esophagus. Esophageal candidiasis can spread, or disseminate, into the stomach and intestines. Because esophageal candidiasis can make swallowing painful, people may not eat enough and lose weight if it’s not treated promptly.

Candida Infection of the Skin

Candida can infect skin in the armpits, groin (including the scrotum and tip of the penis in men) and under the breasts. This is called cutaneous candidiasis. Infection can also occur around burns, cuts or catheters. It causes a bright red uneven eruption in the folds of skin. This may be coated by a white, wrinkled layer of tissue. Other symptoms include a mild burning. Fingernails and toenails can also be infected.

2. Candida Spit Test

When you first wake up, before eating or drinking, collect saliva in your mouth using your tongue.  Spit this into a clear glass of bottled or purified water. Watch your saliva for 15 minutes to see what happens.  You may have a candida overgrowth if :-

  • your saliva is suspended in mid-glass and looks like little specs are floating, or
  • it floats to the bottom and looks cloudy, or
  • if it remains at the top and there are thin strands that look like strings or spider legs extending downward.

 This test does not always give reliable results.

Candida Medical Tests

These medical tests are available on-line, via your doctor or a physician.  Be aware that some tests are expensive and may not always give accurate results.

3. Candida Stool tests

Stool analysis tests to diagnose candidiasis through a laboratory examination of a stool sample.

If the stool contains abnormally large amounts of candida, this may indicate candidiasis.

A stool analysis can also look at other digestive markers for determining Candida levels such as;

  • levels of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, by testing for pH, measure of acidity in the stool.
  • Intestinal Parasites, like worms and single-celled organisms such as blastocystis hominis, amoeba
  • sIgA the state of your gut immune system (low immunity or inflammation),
  • Leaky gut (permits allergies, for example food allergies). 

Stool samples are often unreliable as results do not always correlate with symptoms

4. Candida Blood Tests

Blood analysis under powerful microscopes can be used to find candida antibodies. When candida takes on its fungal form, the immune system responds by producing special antibodies to fight off the infection. A large concentration of these antibodies in the blood is an indication of a candidiasis outbreak.

Candida Immune Complexes test measures candida specific IgG immune complexes. Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections. 

Combination of IgA, IgG and IgM tests. An immunoglobulin test measures the level of certain immunoglobulins, or antibodies, in the blood. Antibodies are proteins made by the immune system to fight antigens, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.  IgA, IgG, and IgM are frequently measured simultaneously. Evaluated together, they can give doctors important information about immune system functioning, especially relating to infection or autoimmune disease.

Candida Antibody profile test can be taken to detect the presence of the infection and also indicate  the stage of the condition. The antibody test may be misleading, because most individuals have candida organisms in their bodies.

5. Candida Saliva Test

A medical saliva test can be used for detecting the presence of candida infection and indicates the stage of the condition.

6. Candida Urine Test

Secretory Immunoglobulin A (slgA) test and intestinal permeability test can be taken to assess the permeability of the gut wall (leaky gut syndrome), which is associated with the development of food sensitivities and candida infections in addition to a build up of potentially damaging toxins. 

7. Candida KOH skin test

KOH (potassium hydroxide) test for candida is a medical test used to diagnose an infection of the candida family of fungi. Infected skin is scraped out lightly and placed on a slide that has KOH solution. The slide is heated, and because of the difference in cell wall composition of human cells and fungal cells the skin cells are dissolved by the solution, but the fungus cells prevail leaving them visible under the microscope.

8. Breath Hydrogen Test 

Bacterial dysbiosis results from the same causes as a Candida overgrowth. This is a test for bacterial overgrowth, or intolerances to lactose, fructose, or sucrose. The test measures the amount of hydrogen on a patient’s breath a specified amount of time after they have ingested a sugar solution. An elevated level of hydrogen indicates an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. This test requires that you drink a solution of lactose, fructose, sucrose, or glucose in water.

Holistic Candida Tests

These holistic tests are carried out by a qualified practitioner.

 9. Kinesiology test

Kinesiology is a form of muscle testing that accesses stored information in the body’s computer. The system uses the electric pathways of the body, including the nervous and meridian systems, to obtain information about irregularities in organs, glands, muscles, bones, digestion and other body tissues. This test can be useful to eliminate the triggers, lessen your symptoms and optimise your health and sense of well-being.

10.  Electrodermal Screening

EDS works by placing a blunt, non-invasive electric probe at specific points on the hands, face, or feet, corresponding to acupuncture points at the beginning or end of energy meridians. The electrodes are connected to a computer; the trained practitioner conducts an “interview” with the patient’s organs and tissues, gathering information about the basic functional status of those systems.  Minute electrical discharges from these points serve as information signals about the condition of the body’s organs and systems, which helps the physician in diagnostic evaluation and developing a treatment plan. Can also be a good indicator of food intolerances and allergies.

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What Are Multiple Ovarian Complex Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are a common phenomenon in the menstrual cycle of the body, but many a times complications may arise. Of the many complications one is multiple ovarian cysts. Read more about this condition here.

The primary reproductive female reproductive system is the ovary. Regular working of other components of the reproductive mechanism as well as maintenance of regular menstrual cycles depends almost entirely on the smooth functioning of the egg-producing female reproductive organ, i.e., the ovary.

Ovarian cysts (i.e, cysts that grow and develop on the ovary) are some of the most crucial problems that can adversely affect the functioning of this organ. Ovarian cysts generally assume the form of a fluid-filled sac, and are present on the ovary surface. During the years of fertility, plenty of women run the risk of developing an ovarian cyst. These cysts are varied in nature, with unique causes for each type, and often do not have significant symptoms. Other ovarian cysts can, however, be extremely harmful.

Women have ovaries on either side of the uterus. The two ovaries (shaped like walnuts) are located under the fringed ends of the fallopian or uterine tubes. A released egg reaches the center of the uterus via these tubes. One of the ovaries matures and develops an egg during the menstrual cycle, which is then encased in a sac (called the follicle). The ovary releases the egg on approximately the 14th day of the menstrual cycle, and ovulation occurs.

Although most ovarian cysts are found to be benign, there is always the threat of a cyst being cancerous (malignant) – a cause of considerable anxiety to affected women. Ovarian cysts disrupt the regularity of menstrual cycles, often resulting in late or missed periods. The harmless, benign cysts are termed “functional” or “physiologic” cysts. As per research findings, a potentially serious metabolic dysfunction, known as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affect 4%-10% women of childbearing age. Various hormonal disorders, resulting in persistent acne, excessive body hair, thinning scalp hair, infertility, obesity, and increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and uterine or breast cancer are also caused by PCOS.

Multiple ovarian complex cysts can also occur as an upshot of PCOS. Excessive gonadotropin stimulation or sensitivity causes multiple functional cysts. HCG often causes a condition called hyperreactio luteinalis, especially in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma) and rarely in multiple and diabetic pregnancy. Ovulation induction with gonadotropins (FSH and luteinizing hormone [LH]), and rarely clomiphene citrate, may lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, especially if accompanied by hCG administration, in patients who are being treated for infertility.

Multiple functional and complex ovarian cysts most commonly affect women of childbearing age, though they can occur at any other age too. With a span from adolescence to senescence, the age range for the occurrence of ovarian cysts is pretty wide indeed. Germ cell tumors rarely occur after a woman crosses 30, and is mostly seen in adolescent ladies. Tumors of low malignant potential occur at a mean age of 44 years, with the average age more than a decade less than that for invasive cystadenocarcinoma.

Polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome can be traced back to quite a few root causes. Some of the causes of multiple ovarian cysts are:

* Predisposition of a genetic nature,
* High levels of insulin in blood, insulin resistance (i.e., hyperinsulinism),
* Obese body structure,
* Excessive production of male hormones (Hyperandrogenism),
* Improper functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (often due to hormonal disorder),
* Hormonal disruptors, like environmental chemical polluters,
* Excitatory amino acids, and related or separate types of food adulterantion,
* Inflammations of a chronic nature.

These factors, working together, often result in the growth of multiple complex ovarian cysts.

The most common hormonal disorder occurring in women during their reproductive years is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Multiple ovarian cysts are a part of this syndrome. While studies show 4%-10% of the women of childbearing age has this syndrome, the actual number probably exceeds this range. This because, many women don’t know they have polycystic ovarian syndrome or some other crucial aspect of it. This syndrome, apart from causing complex multiple ovarian cysts, can also lead to infertility. The PCOS syndrome, with its associated problems can start to show up soon after a woman crosses puberty.

Holistic remedies work best for multiple ovarian complex cysts. The fact is, conventional remedies just treat the symptoms of the disease without really trying to find out the real causes. And this is why the cyst comes back even after it has been treated. Holistic remedies on the other hand delve deeper into the problem and identifies the real causes of the problem and then treats the disease.

Why Do I Keep Getting Nasal Polyps?

Question:

I have had nasal polyps several times. These always cause infections and breathing difficulties, which get worse as winter approaches. 

Answer:

Polyps are small fleshy growths attached by a stalk to the surface they spring from. They can occur in different parts of the body, including the lining of the nose where, as you say, they affect the respiratory process. The nose is primarily a passage for air to enter the respiratory system. It also functions as an air-conditioning system so that air reaching the alveoli in the lungs (the end branches of the respiratory tree) is the same temperature as the body and has  sufficient moisture so the alveoli don’t become dehydrated and unable to function properly. If the nasal tract is blocked by polyps or other factors (eg, a cold or sinus discharge), this system is affected and the mouth and throat dry up and feel sticky. 

The air we inhale must also be filtered to remove particles. Smaller particles – pollen, dust, mites allergens are filtered by microscopic hairs called cilia in the moist mucus that covers the nasal lining. Large particles – sand, sawdust, small insects -are trapped in the chambers behind the nostrils. It’s uncertain how nasal polyps are caused, but since they are more common in people who have asthma or rhinitis  (inflammation of the mucus lining of the nose and throat), one possibility is that the mucus lining of the nose is reacting to trapped allergens and particles. The body tries to expel them by producing mucus and sneezing, as in hay fever. If the allergy is chronic, rhinitis develops, with blocked nose and chronic congestion.

This long-term discharge of mucus under the external layer of cells makes the surface inflate like a water bed. As the trapped fluid grows, it forms polyps, which are tiny fluid-filled balloons. Although polyps are benign grounds (ie, not carcinogenic), they are annoying and can, as in your case, worsen in winter or  during the hayfever season. Once formed they generally wont shrink unless treated.

Breathing through your nose is important for general wellbeing. It’s thought that the electromagnetic wave created by the to-and from passage of air molecules tones up the pituitary-hypothalamic area of the brain above the back of the nasal passage. This controls the body’s hormonal and immune functions, so a blocked nose makes you fed tired and unable to concentrate.

If polyps can’t be seen by the naked eye, a doctor may ask for a nasal endoscopy (when a viewing instrument is inserted into the nasal tract) and/or a CT scan. The most common medical treatment is a corticosteroid spray, which shrinks the polyps over several weeks. Larger polyps may be removed by an endoscopic procedure, followed by a steroid spray or a course of oral corticosteroids.

I suggest the following

Diet

* Reduce mucus production by avoiding cheese, milk yoghurt, ice cream, ice cubes, chilled drinks, yeast-containing foods, coffee, alcohol, mushrooms, spicy foods and excess sugar.

* Take one teaspoon of freshly juiced root ginger with a little manuka honey, once daily for a month, to help dry mucus and reduce allergic reactions.

Treatments

* Sinus Oil : Put two drop in each nostril and try to sniff it up; this helps to decongest, the nasal tract and sinuses. Do this daily for two months.

* Lauq sepistan: half a teaspoonful twice daily for one month; alternatively, take Peppermint and Pipali Formula : four daily for three months  to help dry up the excess mucus.

Nasal douching

*Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a neti pot filled with lukewarm water. Breathing gently through your mouth, tilt your head to the left, insert the nozzle into the right nostril and slowly pour in the water, which will trickle down the right nostril and pour out of the left. When half the pot is empty, stop and tilt the head to the other side, repeating the routine. With large polyps, the water may not come out smoothly, but twin improve as you do this daily for two months. Blow your nose afterwards to dry the nostrils and practise a cleansing breath exercise: sit or sand comfortably, close your mouth and look straight ahead. Inhale fully through your nose, then exhale quickly, snapping your stomach in. Pause briefly, then inhale slowly. Repeat 25 times.

Fibroids And Its Symptoms

Fibroids ( also known as uterine fibromyoma, Leiomyoma and myoma) are growths or benign tumours that form inside the uterus.The actual cause of fibroids is not quite known yet, even though it does affect 4 out 10 women over the age of 40.Fibroids are associated with infertility, miscarriage and premature labour lengthy and painful periods.

Symptoms :

Abdominal swelling – if your belly is bulging out, but it feels hard when you touch it, this is a common symptom of fibroids. Many women with fibroids look pregnant when they are not, and find that the swelling gets worse over time.
Heavy menstruation – if you find that you’re constantly having to change your super plus tampons, or night time sanitary towels are not enough during your period, this is also a sign that fibroids are causing abnormal bleeding. Some bleeding can be so bad that blood transfusions are needed.
Abnormal bleeding – in addition to heavy bleeding, you may find that you’re spotting in between periods, or your periods are lasting 6 or more days. Some women also pass lots of heavy black clots in their menstrual blood.
Vaginal bleeding after menopause – women who have gone through menopause may experience bleeding after several years of not having periods.
Back pain, or pain in the back of the legs – women with fibroids sometimes experience pain in seemingly unrelated places. This is because the nerves that link the uterus to the brain are located near the nerves for the back and legs.
Cramps – fibroids can cause strong spasms, as the uterus recognizes them as foreign body that it needs to expel. It can feel to some women like they are going into labour, and the pain can be so bad that painkillers will not take it away.
Pelvic pain – this can come in the form of a constant dull ache, to sharp pains, depending on the type of fibroid. Some fibroids can compress other organs, and cause them to feel under pressure as well.
Urinary problems – women with large fibroids may experience frequent urination, as the fibroid presses on the bladder, or difficulty urinating, if the fibroid is blocking any part of the urinary system.
Constipation – fibroids pressing on the colon can prevent regular bowel movements, cause painful digestion, and are easily mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome. If you’re in a relationship, fibroids can also cause painful intercourse, depending on where the fibroid is located.
Infertility and miscarriage – fibroids can get in the way of conception, and having a healthy pregnancy. They can block fallopian tubes, prevent implantation from taking place, or in pregnant women, interfere with fetal development, or cause the uterus to spasm and miscarriage.

Before deciding on fibroids treatment, it is essential to consider the following:-

* The size of the fibroids
* The location of the fibroids
* If you are near to the menopause
* Whether you would like to have more/any children
* If the fibroids cause you any problems

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms That Cannot Be Neglected

To begin with, ovarian cysts do not provide any direct symptom through which one may diagnose the disease condition. Say, for example, a stomach infection will manifest itself with abdominal pain and loose motion or a gastrointestinal acid reflux will produce severe heartburn. But a woman having ovarian cysts will develop no such express symptoms to indicate that her ovaries are affected by cysts. Routine abdominal exam or an ultrasound exam, performed for some other ailment may help detect cysts in the ovary. However, there are plenty of latent symptoms that often point towards affirmative ovarian cysts.

Some prominent symptoms of ovarian cyst

Some of the outstanding symptoms are pain in the abdomen or in the lower pelvic region – this pain is abrupt, beginning and ending all of a sudden, and this can also be severe, sudden and sharp, irregular and untimely menstrual periods; a feeling of fullness in the lower pelvic region and abdominal area. Ovarian cysts symptoms also comprise of pain for a long time around her pelvic girdle during menstrual period (usually felt at the lower back); pelvis pain after having sex or straining such as in exercise; pain or pressure while passing bowel; a feeling of nausea or vomiting tendency; vaginal uneasiness or blood spots in the vagina; painful sexual union, tenderness in the breast, problems in passing urine; frequent urination due to cystic pressure on the bladder and weight gain.

It may however, be kept in mind those symptoms of ovarian cysts that have been mentioned here are actually generic. They can be also present due to some other disease such as pelvic inflammatory ailments, endometriosis and ectopic pregnancy.

Symptoms relating to more complex cases

In some cases the ovarian cyst can take a turn for the worse and in such cases the symptoms can also be different such as light-headedness or dizziness, abdominal pain that cannot be accounted for, fever, shortness in breathing or rapid breathing, general debility or exhaustion. If any or a few of such problems are present in the person for long, it may be time to see a specialist or getting the matter diagnosed through ultrasound or laparoscopy.

Complications

If the size of the cyst is quite large, then it may cause discomfort in the abdomen. For example, it will end up pressing the bladder and as a result, the person will need to urinate often as the ability of the bladder to hold urine becomes restricted. In some cases however the symptoms may not be there – particularly when the cyst is of an uncommon kind. But even if that is the case, the doctor should be able to find it out with a simple inspection of the pelvic region. Some people get cysts after menopause – this might mean cancerous – so take note. Thus, it is a good idea to get a pelvic inspection regularly. And do watch out for these symptoms.

Here’s some caution

Understanding the symptoms is fine – but do not depend solely on them. Because as mentioned above, in some cases, there may not be any symptoms at all. Often the symptoms get misdiagnosed too as something else, such as ovarian cancer, inflammatory pelvic disease, ectopic pregnancy or even endometriosis. Appendicitis and diverticulitis can also show similar symptoms. But this does not mean that you should not be in the lookout for the symptoms of ovarian cyst as this is fairly common among females. Understanding the symptoms is the first step in diagnosing the condition and also understanding how serious it is. If there is associated fever, a sudden abnormal pain in the pelvic region or vomiting, then it can be a serious case.

Holistic approach and ovarian cysts symptoms

Holistic remedies have become quite popular in recent years, and this is the case for many diseases. Ovarian cysts can also be treated using holistic remedies. But such remedies are nothing new as holism has been a concept that has been around for centuries. Its only recently however that holistic remedies have found a place in mainstream medical science. This approach is indeed very effective in ovarian cysts – but it also allows a person to become healthy mentally, physically and helps her attain peace too. The holistic system is not merely a way of treatment – it is an approach of treatment and its application. So with an early diagnosis, ovarian cysts can be wonderfully cured with this approach.

‘Healthy Mind in a Healthy body’ – this is the approach of holistic remedies. This approach prevents occurring of ovarian cysts in keeping the person healthy in both body and mind. Contemporary medical science has admitted the significance of strong mental force in curing difficult disease conditions, appreciating the influence of yoga and holistic approach in treating such cases. In fact, holistic approach can help prevent the occurrence of the ovarian cyst, and in case they appear, then they can be cured. Often the holistic approach’s first step is to regulate the diet. A balanced and wholesome diet is very important here to maintain good health because it enhances the power of resistance in the person. A balance diet according to holistic remedies includes proteins, fruits, leafy vegetables and minerals. All those foods that is rich in fat need to be avoided. It is also best to avoid excess carbohydrates. Ovarian cysts cannot cause problems if the body and the surroundings are cleaned and maintained.

Fast Treatment for Thrush – Get Rid of Oral Yeast Infection Fast

Oral yeast infection or commonly called thrush is a very disturbing condition. Any problem on the mouth can bring so much stress. Eating and speaking can be very difficult due to the presence of whitish lesions on the mouth which is the common symptom of the infection. Microorganisms like yeast or fungus normally lives in the mouth. It is a normal bacterial flora of the human body. We are born with bacteria, fungi and yeast on the skin, mouth, intestinal tract and even on the genital area. To stop the pain and dilemma of an oral infection you have to know a fast treatment for thrush.

Of course it is best to see your doctor or dentist to know the fast treatment for thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection caused by the fungus Candida and one quick remedy for thrush is anti-fungal medicine. It is best to take the proper diagnosis and take the best medicine for your condition.

Aside from the medical treatment, there are also things that you can do at home to stop the painful symptoms. Oral hygiene is important if you want a fast treatment for thrush. Make it a habit to brush at least twice a day. Warm salt water gargle can be very helpful. Commercially available mouthwashes and sprays can aggravate the condition because they can disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in the mouth so avoid them. To keep yeast in check, it is also important not to disturb the natural flora of the mouth.

Weakened immune system is one reason why most people are prone to oral thrush. Living a healthy lifestyle to boost your immune system is not a fast treatment for thrush but it is a long-term solution to stop recurring oral thrush. A strong and healthy body have high resistance to infections and diseases. Eat a well balance diet, exercise regularly, avoid stress and get a complete night sleep.

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Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver

Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver

The abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting will be making you to feel too tired. You may be suffering from nosebleeds or swelling of the legs. Your liver slowly degenerates, deteriorating in function, due to a chronic injury. Consequently you have loss of interest in sex and breast development (gynecomastia) in men.You are a sufferer of alcoholic cirrhosis of liver. But, be rest assured you can get out of it without surgery.

Be relaxed! Don’t loose hope. You can be relieved from cirrhosis of the liver completely without a surgery. There are natural remedies which are proven methods without any side effects or severe consequence unlike surgical treatment.

Let us try to understand more about the causes and symptoms of cirrhosis of liver.

Cirrhosis of liver is a condition wherein the liver slowly degenerates, deteriorating in function, due to a chronic injury. In such a situation, the liver tissues are replaced by scar tissues, which partly block the flow of blood through the liver. Though it is caused mainly by alcoholism, hepatitis B and C and fatty liver disease, there are a number of other reasons due to which cirrhosis of liver might occur. Excessive consumption of alcohol, blocked bile ducts, biliary atresia, primary biliary cirrhosis, bile duct injury, environmental toxins, schistosomiasis, congestive heart failure, cryptogenic cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis C, B and D, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and poor nutrition are the main causes for cirrhosis of liver.

The symptoms include frequent attacks of indigestion, occasional nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, low grade fever, foul breath, jaundiced skin, distended veins in the abdomen, reddish hair-like markings, bloated and swollen abdomen, fatigue, easy           bleeding, easy bruising, fluid accumulation in abdomen, loss of appetite, swelling in legs      and weight loss.

Home Remedies for cirrhosis of liver:

    • Avoid fats, oils refined, processed and canned foods.
    • Take well-balanced diet consisting of nuts, seeds etc.
    • A tablespoon of papaya seed juice mixed with ten drops of fresh lime juice should be given once or twice daily for about a month.
    • Take 300 ml of carrot juice combined with 100 ml each of cucumber and beet juices.
    • Take a fruit and milk diet for two to three weeks.
    • Other treatments include warm-water enema, hot and cold compresses, morning dry friction, breathing and other exercises can also help to prevent the alcoholic cirrhosis of liver.

Now you know about the alcoholic cirrhosis of liver and you are convinced that surgery is not required. You may gather more home remedy methods so as to ensure you permanent relief.

Looking for a Quick Remedy?

The above natural methods are really effective and will enable you to get rid of the cirrhosis of liver. However the disadvantage is that they are very slow in giving results. So, if you are in search of a natural remedy which ensures fast relief then ‘professional natural treatment’ is the best option.