5 Common Digestive Problems and the Foods that Can Help

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It’s still quite a taboo to talk about, but we’ve all been there: heart burn, indigestion, diarrhea, and constipation. All of these issues are beyond uncomfortable, and almost as uncomfortable to bring up – even with health professionals.

When we start to feel that gurgle in our gut, many of us reach for the bottles of pills or liquids that we hope will cure our woes. The fact is, many of these issues start up in the first place because of food choices we make. So why can’t we solve our problems by turning to food as well?

We can!

Since the beginning of the existence of mankind, we have looked to foods, not only to nourish us, but also to alleviate or even cure almost any ailment you can think of. These include digestive problems, which the large majority of people have experienced (if not – tell us what your secret is! You must have a gut of steel).

Do you want to put down the Pepto for good? Try consuming the things mentioned below, depending on the issue you are facing. Remember, however, that everyone is different and the same thing that worked for one person, unlikely works for another. Let us know in the comments whether these food-based remedies helped you!

Heartburn or Acid Reflux

Heartburn has nothing to do with your heart – which is why acid reflux is probably a better description. It can cause a burning sensation in the chest because of irritation in the esophagus caused by stomach acid. Some common triggers include eating too much food, eating on the go (or eating too quickly), fried foods, acidic foods, and spicy foods, among others.

One of the most common foods that help to treat acid reflux is ginger. Rather than buying ginger tea at the store, which often has ginger at low concentrations, you can buy a ginger root and use it in your cooking, boil it together with honey, or add it to a smoothie to ease your heart burn.

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Gastritis

Gastritis can present itself as an acute or a chronic illness, and it is usually caused by taking certain drugs or by a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. In some cases, it can also be caused or aggravated by chronic stress. If you know or suspect you have gastritis, it is important that you see a physician to get treated.

However, even if you are getting treatment, it is common to feel the pains of gastritis throughout the day, and certain foods may be a big part of that. At the end of this article, I mention some foods you should avoid to avoid digestive issues in general, but there are also some foods that you could be integrating into your diet that could soothe pains and even stop the growth of H. pylori, particularly those that are high in flavonoids:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Beans
  • Green, aromatic herbs

Stomach Ache

Sometimes, we just feel plain old pains and discomfort, in our stomach and intestinal area, though we aren’t sure why.

There is a reason why Mom always brought us chicken broth when we had stomach aches. When not cooked in fat, chicken broth is easily digested and moves easily through your system, preventing you from feeling nauseous or having acid reflux. If you have diarrhea as well as a stomach ache, the salt in soup will help you stay hydrated.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea can drain up of energy, because not only are we running back and forth to and from the bathroom, but also because diarrhea often dehydrates us. For diarrhea, the BRAT diet seldom fails. The BRAT diet stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.

Bananas contain potassium which are an electrolyte often lost through bodily fluids. Rice and toast help give us easily absorbable energy while not imposing too much stress on our digestive system.

I have a banana #banana #analogfilm

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Constipation

Having constipation is no fun, but unfortunately it is very common. Everyone goes to the bathroom with differing frequency, meaning it isn’t necessary that you go every day in order to be healthy. If you are going fewer than three times a week on a regular basis, however, there may be a problem.

There are many causes of constipation, but the most common is diet. In order to have regular bowel movements, it is important to get at least 25 to 30 grams of fiber a day. To give you an idea of how much fiber you should be consuming on a regular basis here are some comparisons: one prune has 1 gram of fiber, and one slice of whole grain bread has 3 grams of fiber.

Instead of thinking about fiber powders, you can look to food for your fiber needs. The foods highest in fiber are actually in unexpected places. Raspberries, have a whopping 8 grams of fiber in 1 cup, and a single pear has 5.5 grams of fiber. Make a nice big fruit salad and say goodbye to constipation.

Foods to avoid when you have digestive issues:

In general, there are foods that could be aggravating your digestive tract, and causing pains, bloating and discomforts to occur in the first place. If you feel signs of any of the problems mentioned above, try to avoid or consume less of the following:

  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee
  • High-fat foods (especially fried foods)
  • Citrus fruits
  • Spicy foods and pepper
  • Dairy foods, especially whole milk
  • Alcohol
  • Processed meats
  • Chocolate

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Keep in mind…

Make sure to keep track of your digestive issues. If the problems are persistent, and don’t improve with changes in diet, you should see a specialist about what could be causing your discomfort. Avoid overdoing over-the-counter supplements, including probiotics and prebiotics, as it may aggravate the issue you are facing even more.

Sources:

http://www.drugs.com/cg/diet-for-stomach-ulcers-and-gastritis.html

http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/guide/understanding-heartburn-basics

http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/ss/slideshow-heartburn-foods

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/313001.php

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948

Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade Information

Pericardial effusion is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. If the onset is rapid or if the volume of the pericardial effusion is large, cardiac tamponade can occur. Cardiac tamponade diminishes the force of heart contractions because of compression by the fluid trapped within the pericardial space.Among individuals with a pericardial effusion, 7% to 10% are at risk of developing a cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion usually results from a disturbed equilibrium between the production and re-absorption of pericardial fluid, or from a structural abnormality that allows fluid to enter the pericardial cavity. It may be transudative (congestive heart failure, myxoedema, nephrotic syndrome), exudative (tuberculosis, spread from empyema) or haemorrhagic.

Pericardial effusions can be acute or chronic, and the time course of development has a great impact on the patient’s symptoms. Chest pain, pressure symptoms. A small effusion may have no symptoms. Pericardial effusion is also present after a specific type of heart defect repair. Causes of Pericardial effusion is autoimmune disorders (hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis) ,Kidney failure , Hemorrhage (bleeding) into pericardial space due to chest trauma, heart attack, aortic rupture, or cardiac bypass surgery. Treatment depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the heart impairment. Pericardial effusion due to a viral infection usually goes away within a few weeks without treatment. Some pericardial effusions remain small and never need treatment.

If the pericardial effusion is due to a condition such as lupus, treatment with anti-inflammatory medications may help. In some cases, surgical drainage may be required by pericardiocentesis. Aspirin may be the favorite nonsteroidal agent to treat pericarditis after myocardial infarction. Sometimes a catheter are used to drain excess fluid. Antineoplastic therapy in conjunction with pericardiocentesis has been shown to be effective in reducing recurrences of malignant effusions. Corticosteroids and NSAIDs are helpful in patients with autoimmune conditions. Intravenous fluid resuscitation may be helpful in cases of hemodynamic compromise. Steroid administration early in the course of acute pericarditis appears to be associated with an increased incidence of relapse after tapering the steroid.

Pericardial Effusion Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Lupus is very effective treatment against Pericardial Effusion.

2. Sometimes a catheter are used to drain excess fluid.

3. Treatment with anti-inflammatory medications may help against Pericardial Effusion.

4. Corticosteroids and NSAIDs are helpful in patients with autoimmune conditions.

5. Intravenous fluid resuscitation may be helpful in cases of hemodynamic compromise.

6. Aspirin may be the preferred nonsteroidal agent to treat pericarditis after myocardial infarction.

7. Indomethacin should be avoided in patients who may have coronary artery disease

8. Intravenous positive inotropes (dobutamine, dopamine) can be used Pericardial Effusion Treatment.

Causes Of Fluid Retention

Many different problems and conditions can cause edema (swelling due to fluid retention). Some causes involve lifestyle (diet, lack of exercise, alcoholism, occupations involving standing), some causes are hormone-related, especially in women, other causes are drug-related or the result of a serious medical condition. Here is a list of the most common causes of edema caused by water retention.

Eating Too Much Salt

Sodium intake is closely related to water retention and edema. Over consumption of salt is one of the commonest reasons why people retain excess fluid. Many experts tell patients with water-retention problems to eat fewer processed foods, add less salt when cooking and remove the salt shaker from the table. A good diet to follow is the DASH diet.

Gravity

Prolonged periods of standing often causes fluid to ‘pool’ in the tissues of the lower leg.

Hot Weather

During periods of high temperatures, the body is less efficient at removing fluid from its tissues.

Burns/Sunburn

When burn injuries occur, the skin reacts by retaining fluid and this causes localized swelling.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Edema

Women have an increased risk of water retention, due to the rise and fall of hormone levels. For example, the reduction in progesterone, in the week before menstruation, can cause fluid retention. Some experts believe the problem is related to abnormal fluctuations in blood sugar. Others believe it is sodium-related. When your blood breaks down progesterone in the run-up to menstruation, the kidneys are told to retain water and sodium. As well as this, a water-retaining compound (an anti-diuretic hormone) may be secreted, which causes more water to be retained. Diuretic treatment is not beneficial for edema related to PMS.

Contraceptive Medication Edema

The birth pill or any oral contraceptives that include estrogen can lead to fluid retention in some women. Weight gain (of up to 8 pounds) when first going on the pill is not uncommon.

Edema During Pregnancy

Hormones released in pregnancy encourage the body to hold onto excess fluid. Pregnant women typically retain a significant amount of sodium and water. Some of this excess fluid is needed by the fetus and placenta. Swelling in the face, hands, lower leg and feet is typically seen in pregnancy.

Menopause

Water retention, causing bloating and edema can occur in menopausal women either during perimenopause or post menopause. Hormone fluctuations and estrogen replacement therapy are two common culprits.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Dietary deficiency, like inadequate intake of vitamin B1 (thiamine) can cause fluid retention. Vitamins B6 and B5 also assist fluid dispersal. Low levels of protein (albumin) in the bloodstream may also cause edema.

Medication Side Effects

Water retention and edema may also be caused by drugs, such as high blood pressure medication (antihypertensives) and certain forms of steroid medications such as corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Medical Conditions

Fluid retention may be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. Here are the most common examples:

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

In some patients, weak valves in the veins of the legs fail to return blood to the heart as efficiently as normal. The pooling of blood can result in varicose veins.
Chronic venous insufficiency may itself occur after the patient has experienced venous blood clots (deep vein thrombosis). Here, the swelling is usually limited to the lower extremities (feet/ankles) and may affect only the left or right side. Usually, other conditions cause swelling in both extremities.

Kidney Disease (Nephrotic syndrome and acute glomerulonephritis)

Kidney disease can cause swelling in the legs and around the eyes. It is the result of an increase in pressure in the blood vessels, caused by the kidneys failing to excrete a sufficient amount of sodium and fluid. The fluid left behind raises pressure on the blood vessel walls, which induces fluid to move from inside the blood vessel to outside, leading to edema.

Heart Failure (Congestive Heart Failure)

Heart failure can adversely affect the right hand chambers, whose function is to receive blood from the body and pump it to the lungs to be filled with oxygen, or the left heart chambers, which pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. If these chambers are unable to pump effectively, the body compensates by retaining fluid and increasing the volume of blood. This causes congestion of the veins, enlargement of the liver, and the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) and in subcutaneous tissues, causing swelling in the legs. Typically, right heart failure, leads to swelling in the legs and abdomen, while left heart failure causes edema in the lungs, or pulmonary edema, leading to shortness of breath.

Liver Disease – Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis causes congestion in the liver which leads to an increase in pressure in the liver’s blood vessels which backs into the blood vessels leading to the liver, causing ascites. This causes swelling in the abdomen, and in the feet or, if the patient is lying down most of the day, edema in the lower back (sacral edema).

Malignant Lymphoedema

This includes cancerous tumours that block structures of the lymphatic system, such as the lymph nodes.

Thyroid Disease

An example is hypothyroidism, usually treated with thyroxine.

Arthritis

Arthritic joints may swell with fluid, causing localized edema.

Allergic Reactions

People who are susceptible to allergic reactions may experience edema in response to particular allergens (eg. wasp sting). In some cases, the reaction is severe (anaphylaxis) and requires immediate medical attention. This type of edema is short-lived.

Is Mitral Valve Prolapse the Root of Panic Attacks – Hyperventilation

MVP May have a Relation to Panic Attacks and Hyperventilation

Scientists and doctors of medicine have considered over the years the principle that mitral valve prolapse can begin hyperventilation and/or panic attacks. Mitral valve prolapse and mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation are idiosyncrasies of the mitral valve in the heart. MVP can be characterized as a condition where the valve between the upper and lower chambers of the heart does not close up right. A healthy mitral valve directs the flow of blood. About 10% of the populace is bothered by this condition according to doctors of medicine at the Washington School of Medicine.

Mitral valve prolapse and panic attacks (anxiety attacks) are not a cause and effect process. They just have various symptoms that can be the same. Other symptoms are poles apart.

MVP with regurgitation signifies the leakage of a valve that may go downhill after a while. An echocardiogram explores the trouble by spotting disturbances when a probe rotates on the skin in close proximity to the heart. Elder adults may be unconscious of the matter due to being deficient in adequate know-how in prior years. A doctor of medicine may have informed them they had a murmur that would fade away. Some patients are lacking signs and remain unacquainted with the trouble.

The symptoms may disagree from one individual to the next. Lots of people are rather astounded to learn that they have trouble in the heart.

The condition is due to a valve failure between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart. The faulty valve doesn’t close up right so blood leaks toward the rear through the valve. This condition is identified as regurgitation. There are heritable factors in the condition.

Hyperventilation and panic attacks emerge in a small part of the populace who have mitral valve prolapse. Various doctors of medicine are unenthusiastic about coming clean about this reality due to inconsistent information in the analyses. A well-known neurologist from Oklahoma City claims that he has never identified an MVP patient who was diagnosed with panic attacks.

One of the symptoms that appear when a patient is suffering from mitral valve prolapse is arrhythmia. Various people describe the reaction as palpitations. The symptoms can take in chest pain with no physical root for the pain. The individual may become wobbly or experience lightheadedness. Overpowering weariness is common.

The chest pain is terrifying to individuals undergoing it. An anxiety attack can make the chest pain and shortness of breath merciless. One symptom is fueled by the other.

The symptoms often result in a person hastening to the emergency room. You possibly will imagine that your heart is not functioning right. Tangible physical grounds for the syndrome are unusual.

Mitralvalveprolapse.com is a website founded by some patients who have MVP. This website indicates that panic and anxiety is a separate entity called dysautonomia. Suggested treatment takes account of education regarding the conditions, exercise, and a constructive psychological outlook. Recommended medication incorporates beta-blockers and avoiding medicine with stimulants.

Mitral valve prolapse and panic attacks are treated very differently. The individual with MVP may not call for significant treatment at all and can normally lead entirely normal lives. The individual with MVP will want to prevent the threat of bacteria entering the blood stream. They may take antibiotics prior to a dental appointment and take fastidious care to stay away from food with triglycerides. Individuals who have an episode of panic may need a treatment procedure that is poles apart.

Two books have been written regarding MVP/D. The founders of MVP site together with Dr. John Furiasse wrote the book “Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome/Dysautonomia Survival Guide”. Dr. Phillip C. Watkins states that all doctors of medicine must read the book to be taught what happens to the body when the signs are active. Patients can obtain the book.

Mitral valve prolapse is not the direct root of panic attacks. Panic attacks triggered by mitral valve prolapse can be treated naturally and without the use of drugs. Mitral valve prolapse and panic attack treatments need not hinder each other.

Doctors of medicine from WebMD have written an article regarding Mitral Valve Prolapse. Lots of of the respondents had difficulty breathing. Beta-blockers hold back the heart tempo and control blood pressure.

The American Heart Association asserts that recent analyses point out a association between the secondary signs and the heart trouble that is not understood by researchers. They deem that it may not be cause and effect but a separate matter.

Confirmation can be found for each side of the matter. Patients have got to locate fit health care that considers all signs in anticipation of such time that more confirmation becomes accessible.

Brain Stroke – Homoeopathy

Prof. Dr. A.K. Gupta
 
BRAIN STROKE & HOMOEOPATHY

The human brain, awesome in its intricacy and power, is still largely a mystery to modern science. With more than 10 million nerve cells it is the home of all that we know and feel, the generator of every physical action and response.  Yet, unlike other cells in the body, brain cells once damaged are not good at repairing themselves.  And they can be damaged quite easily – by infection, injury, or oxygen starvation.  Should any part of the brain go without oxygenated blood for more than a few minutes the affected cells will pack up permanently – the body has suffered a Brain Stroke.

The signs of a stroke vary a great deal, depending on which part of the brain has been damaged, but symptoms range from a sudden loss of speech or movement to dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, and unconsciousness. They may last only a few hours: this is called a Transient Ischemic Attack (T.I.A.).  If the symptoms don’t disappear, this is a full-scale stroke.

There are two different kinds of stroke. The most common is an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel or artery in the brain. The other, less common, is a hemorrhagic stroke, caused when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and spills blood into the surrounding tissue. There are various ways that the flow of blood to the brain can be slowed or stopped. Sometimes a Clot (Thrombosis) forms, blocking the flow of oxygenated blood.  Or a blood clot (Embolism) which formed somewhere else in the body breaks free and ends up blocking an artery to the brain.  In other cases, blood bursts through the wall of a weak artery into the brain (Haemorrhage), building into a clot.

Luckily, our brain cells have so many connections between them that healthy cells can often take over the function of damaged cells so that we hardly know that anything has gone wrong.  Half of stroke survivors return to full health, but much depends on how much damage has been done to the brain, as well as on the aftercare provided.

Causes
     A cerebral infarction occurs as a result of a blocked artery. The arteries become blocked over the years and this produces slow blood flow to the brain.
Cerebral haemorrhages usually occur as a result of weak arteries or aneurisms in the brain that rupture. High blood pressure is the cause of weak arteries in most cases.

Risk Factors for Brain Stroke

Some stroke risk factors are hereditary.  Others are a function of natural processes.  Still others result from a person’s lifestyle and diseases e.g. Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Smoking, Alcoholism, Head Injury , Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA ) etc.

  • Age — The chances of having a stroke approximately doubles for each decade of life after the age 55.  While stroke is common among the elderly
  • Heredity (family history) and race — Risk is greater if a parent, grandparent, sister or brother has had a stroke.  African Americans have a much higher risk of death from a stroke because blacks have higher risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
  • Sex (gender) — Brain Stroke is more common in men than in women.  In most age groups, more men than women will have a stroke in a given year.  However, more than half of total stroke deaths occur in women.  At all ages, more women than men die of stroke.  Use of birth control pills and pregnancy pose special stroke risks for women.
  • Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack — The risk of stroke for someone who has already had one is many times that of a person who has not.  Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are “warning strokes” that produce stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. TIAs are strong predictors of stroke.  A person who’s had one or more TIAs is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t.  Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce the risk of a major stroke. If you’ve had a heart attack, you’re at higher risk of having a Brain Stroke, too. 

Symptoms

     Occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped. One may have Abrupt loss of Vision, Energy, Coordination, Sensation, Speech. Weaknesses or Paralysis down one side of the body, Loss of Balance. Sudden and Severe Headache.

     As brain must be continually supplied with blood through the arteries. If the blood supply stops for some reason, the result is very serious. Disruptions of blood flow to the brain are known as stroke.

     There are two types (i) Cerebral Infarction (ii) Cerebral Haemorrhage.

    A cerebral infarction occurs when an artery is blocked, halting the flow of blood to the brain. The second basic type of stroke is cerebral haemorrhage which occurs when there is bleeding into the brain. As blood flows into the brain, the build up of pressure results in agonising headache, sometimes followed by loss of consciousness.

 Depending on where the brain has been damaged and how badly it has been affected, the patient usually recovers but they may have a physical weakness as a result of the stroke.
There can be  Abrupt loss of Vision, Energy, Coordination, Sensation, Speech.

  • Numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg, typically on one side of the body.
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes, such as dimness, blurring, double vision, or loss of vision.
  • Confusion, trouble understanding.
  • Slurred or garbled speech.
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Severe headache followed rapidly by Loss of Consciousness.

Symptoms vary depending on whether the stroke is caused by a clot or bleeding. The location of the blood clot or bleeding and the extent of brain damage can also affect symptoms.

Early detection

f you are around it is imperative that you recognize stroke symptoms quickly in order to get the victim the help they need as soon as possible. Brain cells begin to die as soon as a stroke occurs. The faster you get to a doctor, the more likely the stroke sufferer will survive. FAST is an easy acronym to remember and will help you identify symptoms quickly.

Step 1

F -(Face). Ask the person to smile for you. If one side of the face droops.

Step2

A -(Arms). If the person cannot raise both arms, or one arm flops downward, there may have been a stroke.

Step3

S -(Speech). If the person cannot repeat a simple phrase, or their voice slurs or sounds strange.

Step4

T -(Time). If you see any of the signs listed above, it is an emergency and essential that you see a doctor immediately to avoid long-term effects.

Investigations

Apart from the clinical symptoms as discussed above ,medical history of the patient certain Laboratory Investigations are also required such as Pathological Blood Test , Biochemistry, CT Scan, MRI Scan, EMG, NCV etc. to confirm the diagnosis of Brain Stroke for the patient

Lifestyle
     It is vital that you commence regular aerobic exercise – swimming, walking or anything safe and gentle that you feel comfortable with. People at high risk for stroke should not smoke and should eat a low-fat diet and not take contraceptive pills.

Preventable risk factors of stroke

Prevent High blood pressure, High cholesterol, a Sedentary Lifestyle, Obesity, the abuse of stimulant drugs such as amphetamines, smoking, use of birth-control pills, and stress. Certain lifestyle related risk factors can be controlled to reduce the risk of  Stroke.

  • High blood pressure — High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor for Brain Stroke
  • Cigarette smoking — In recent years, studies have shown cigarette smoking to be an important risk factor for Brain Stroke.  The nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke damage the cardiovascular system in many ways.
  • Oral Contraceptives – If combined with cigarette smoking greatly increases the risk of Brain Stroke among women.
  • Diabetes  — Diabetes is an independent risk factor for stroke.  Many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and are overweight.  This increases their risk even more.  While diabetes is treatable, the presence of the disease still increases your risk of stroke.

Effects of Brain Stroke

Stroke can affect people in different ways. It depends on the type of stroke, the area of the brain affected and the extent of the brain injury. Brain injury from a stroke can affect the senses (such as eyesight, touch, awareness of body positioning), motor activity (movement of arms or legs), speech and the ability to understand speech. It can also affect behavioral and thought patterns, memory and emotions. Paralysis or weakness (the inability to move the arms or legs properly, or at all) on one side of the body is common.

As one side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body, a stroke affecting one side will result in neurological complications on the side of the body if affects. For example, if the stroke occurs in the brain’s right side, the left side of the body (and the right side of the face) will be affected, which could produce any or all of the following:

  • Paralysis on the left side of the body   
  • Vision problems   
  • Quick, inquisitive behavioral style   
  • Memory loss

If the stroke occurs in the left side of the brain, the right side of the body (and the left side of the face) will be affected, producing some or all of the following:

  • Paralysis on the right side of the body   
  • Speech/language problems   
  • Slow, cautious behavioral style   
  • Memory loss

Treatment
     Patients of stroke should be hospitalised and given the appropriate medication.
Alternative/Natural Treatments :

      Alternative treatments can be marvellous adjuncts to conventional treatments with stroke patients. Several techniques can help restore mobility, circulation, and ease other symptoms associated with stroke

HOMEOPATHY

Homoeopathy has a very effective role in treating the cases of Stroke and Paralysis. I’ve number of cases treated successfully with Homoeopathy. Physiotherapy as an accessory therapy is also very helpful to be used . Remedies like Aconite, Belladonna, Arnica , Causticum, Natrum Sulf etc. has given wonderful results

Aconite 30x Is a remedy which – by stimulating your adrenal gland- can help the body to repair itself very swiftly.  “If this is given early, it could make a major difference to recovery from stroke”,  taking it at 10-minute intervals until medical help arrives.

After a stroke a constitutional remedy is usually be prescribed to bolster  general health, and beyond that there are many homeopathic remedies – depending on the symptoms – which can support other treatments.  Among them are the snake and spider poison remedies which relate to paralysis and bleeding.  Agaricus may be helpful in the relief of pain, but, as with all homeopathic remedies, accurate prescription by an experienced professional is very important.  

Diet
     To prevent strokes, your diet should be rich potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, and the essential fatty acids contained in fish oils. Some studies suggest that selenium may also protect against stroke. Fresh fruit and vegetables.

Eat a low fat, salt and cholesterol diet, exercise regularly; keep to your ideal weight; monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels; and do not smoke.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking. Patients with stroke needs careful handling cases may take long time to recover , first 48 to 72 hrs are very crucial which decides the fate of the patient. Awareness regarding the factors predesposing Stroke can minimize the occurrences and if at all it occurs timely treatment can safe gaurd the fatal casualty.

Cases :

            Mrs. Dheer 65 yrs  suffered Brain Stroke and was hospitalized . After the discharge from the hospital she was in a vegetative state where she had almost lost her Speech, developed Hemiplegia, Lost control of Urination and Stools. She was declared incurable by the hospital and neurologists and nothing can be done now for her was the only phrase the family members were to hear from everywhere. Then the family was advised to try homoeopathy and that’s how they came to me. After taking her complete case history and analyzing the symptoms I gave the homoeopathic medicine Causticum. With in a weeks time she started showing signs of  improvement in the form of started getting feeling and sensation about the Urination, she could make people understand that she was about to urinate. This was the turning point for the family towards hope and faith in homoeopathy. After the continuous treatment of  more than 6 months she had improved tremendously when she developed full control over her urination, stools and started making sound of words though which was not fully understandable that time. With other medicines given time to time according to the symptoms and constitution she was fully cured and she visited my clinic on her own feet after a period of 18 Months of treatment with full recovery of all her symptoms and now she could speak also properly. She thanked Homoeopathy for saving her from the misery of vegetative life which she and the family members were compelled to accept as her fate before starting Homoeopathic treatment. Now the Dheer family is a staunch follower of homoeopathy and believe that Homoeopathy Ensures Health Safely and Surely.

Dr.(Prof.) A.K.Gupta, MD(Hom.)

DHMS(Dli),MIHL(Geneva),MGN(Med.)PH,PG(London)

Sr. HOMOEOPATHIC CONSULTANT

Recipient- Bharat Excellence Award, Int. Hahnemann Award of the Millennium

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Heart Attack – Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Any of a number of conditions that can affect the heart. Some examples include coronary heart disease, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary heart disease and high blood pressure. Heart disease is a big problem in today’s society because of lifestyle issues such as poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking.

Heart attack (myocardial infarction or coronary thrombosis) is when part of the heart muscle dies because it has been starved of oxygen. . It can occur as a result of one or two effects of atherosclerosis:

(1) If the artery becomes completely blocked and ischemia becomes so extensive that oxygen-bearing tissues around the heart die.

(2) If the plaque itself develops fissures or tears. Blood platelets adhere to the site to seal off the plaque, and a blood clot (thrombus) forms. A heart attack can then occur if the formed blood clot completely blocks the passage of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.

Usually, this happens when a blood clot forms in one of the coronary arteries (blood vessels to the heart muscle), which blocks the blood supply. Occasionally, a blockage is caused by a spasm (sudden narrowing) of a coronary artery.

Cause of Heart attack:

A heart attack happens when a blood vessel in or near the heart becomes blocked. Not enough blood can get to that part of the heart muscle. That area of the heart muscle stops working, so the heart is weaker. During a heart attack, you may have chest pain along with nausea, indigestion, extreme weakness, and sweating

A heart attack occurs when there is a severe blockage in an artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. The blockage is usually caused by the buildup of plaque (deposits of fat-like substances, or atherosclerosis) along the walls of the arteries. The sudden lack of blood flow to the heart muscle deprives the heart of needed oxygen and nutrients. If the blockage is not opened quickly, the heart muscle is likely to suffer serious, permanent damage as areas of tissue die.

Warning Signs for Heart Attack

• Chest discomfort: uncomfortable pressure, squeezing or fullness.
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: one or both arms or in the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
• Shortness of breath, either with chest discomfort or alone.
• Other signs, including nausea, lightheadedness, or breaking out in a cold sweat.
Common Symptoms.
Other common symptoms of a heart attack include:
• Nausea, vomiting, and cold sweats
• A feeling of indigestion or heartburn
• Fainting
• A great fear of impending death, a phenomena known as angor animi
Medical Treatment
Medical treatment may be started immediately, before a definite diagnosis of a heart problem is made. General treatment measures include the following:
• Oxygen through a tube in the nose or face mask
• Nitroglycerin under the tongue
• Pain medicines (morphine or meperidine)
• Aspirin: Those with allergy to aspirin may be given clopidogrel (Plavix).

Surgery

After a heart attack, you will usually be offered an exercise test. If this suggests that your coronary arteries have narrowed, an angiogram will be carried out. This involves injecting a dye into the blood so that the coronary blood vessels show up on an X-ray. If your arteries are narrowed, you can sometimes be treated with angioplasty or coronary artery bypass grafting.

Cardiac Heart Diseases

Heart disease or cardiopathy is a general term that is used to describe a multitude of disease that have to do with the heart. Cardiac heart diseases are the leading cause of many countries including the United States, Canada, and England.

There are many types of cardiac heart diseases.

• Coronary Heart Disease

The coronary heart disease happens when there is a failure of the coronary circulation in supplying enough blood circulation to the cardiac muscle and the surrounding tissue. The coronary artery disease takes place when the arteries have a build up of plaques within their walls, particularly the arteries that supply the myocardium.

The coronary heart disease can be associated with the coronary artery disease, but coronary heart disease can also be caused by other factors besides the build up of plaque, such as coronary vasospasm.

Some symptoms of these types of cardiac heart diseases would be chest pain or Angina pectoris and also heart attack or myocardial infarction.

• Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy which literally means “heart muscle disease.” It takes place when there is a deterioration of the function of the actual heart muscle or the myocardium. Individuals who have cardiomyopathy are at high rish of sudden cardiac death or arrhythmia.

– There are Extrinsic cardiomyopathies, where the primary pathology is inside the myocardium. Most of these types of cardiac heart diseases are extrinsic.

These are the different types of Extrinsic cardiomyopathies:

• Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

• Congenital heart disease

• Coronary artery disease

• Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

• Cardiomyopathy secondary to a systemic metabolic disease

• Nutritional diseases affecting the heart

• Valvular Cardiomyopathy

• Hypertensive cardiomyopathy

• Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy

• Myocardiodystrophy

– There are also Intrinsic cardiomyopathies. These take place when the muscles of the heart grow weak and it is not because of an identifiable external cause.

These are the different types of Intrinsic cardiomyopathies:

• Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

• Restrictive cardiomyopathy

• Dilated cardiomyopathy

• Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

• Noncompaction cardiomyopathy

• Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for a variety of disease that affect the heart and the blood vessel system, particularly the arteries and veins that lead to and from the heart. The known causes of cardiovascular disease are mellitus, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperhomocysteinemia.

• Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure, congestive cardiac failure, or commonly known as heart failure, is a condition that is caused by any functional or structural cardiac disorder that harms the ability of the heart to pump sufficient amounts of blood throughout the body.

• Ischemic Heart disease

The Ischemic Heart disease is one of the cardiac heart diseases that takes place in the heart itself. It is described as a lack of efficient blood supply to the organs.

• Hypertensive heart disease

This type of heart disease is triggered by high blood pressure. The conditions that are triggered by hypertensive heart disease are: left ventricular hypertrophy, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, coronary heart disease, and hypertensive cardiomyopathy.

• Inflammatory heart disease

Inflammatory heart disease takes place when the heart muscles become inflamed. This may also include the surrounding tissue.

These are the different types of inflammatory heart disease:

• Endocarditis

• Inflammatory cardiomegaly

• Myocarditis

• Valvular heart disease

The valvular heart disease is a form that takes place in one of more of the heart valves. The heart has four major valves which can be affected, such as the tricuspid and aortic valves at the right side of the heart, and the mitral and aortic valves in the left side of the heart.

Knowing about the different cardiac heart diseases is the first step when it comes to preventing and/or curing them. It is best to have a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to combat these life-threatening conditions.

Detailed Information on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a global pandemic, fueled by the spread of HIV/AIDS, poverty, a lack of health servicesSpreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. Tuberculosis most commonly attacks the lungs (as pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system. Other mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium africanum, Mycobacterium canetti, and Mycobacterium microti can also cause tuberculosis, but these species do not usually infect healthy adults. When the disease becomes active, 75% of the cases are pulmonary TB.

TB is one of the leading causes of death among people living with AIDS. Symptoms include chest pain, coughing up blood, and a productive, Night sweats for more than three weeks. Tuberculous meningitis is sometimes seen in newly infected children. This form of the disease is a life-threatening condition. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats, appetite loss, weight loss, pallor, and often a tendency to fatigue very easily. Bone and joint involvement results in pain and fever at the joint site. The most common complaint is a chronic arthritis usually localized to one joint. Osteomyelitis is also usually present. Every year, tuberculosis kills nearly 2 million people worldwide. The disease is more common in areas of the world where poverty, malnutrition, poor general health and social disruption are present.

TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time. Treatment for TB uses antibiotics to kill the bacteria. The two antibiotics most commonly used are rifampicin and isoniazid. Rifapentine (Priftin) is taken just once a week during the last four months of therapy. DOTS stands for “Directly Observed Therapy, Short-course” and is a major plank in the WHO global TB eradication programme. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking acetaminophen (brand name: Tylenol) while you’re taking the tuberculosis medicine. Ethambutol (Myambutol) or streptomycin drugs is also helplful against TB. Take your medications regularly and do not stop taking them, even when you feel better. Take your medication regularly, for at least six months. Avoid cigrette smoking.

Tuberculosis Treatment and Ptevention Tips

1. Avoid Cigrette Smoking.

2. Avoid Drinking Alcohol.

3. New mediction DOTS use regulary patients of Tuberculosis.

4. Rifapentine (Priftin) is taken just once a week remember.

5. Ethambutol (Myambutol) or streptomycin drugs is also helplful against TB.

I need New Hair Growth? What should I do?

A good question is how long will it take for my hair to grow about 5-6 inches?

Want new hair growth? Do you remember a time when you used to have long hair but then suddenly your hair growth stopped and you begun to have thinning hair?

There is hope because if you are like most people chances are you have probably stunted your growth and I will show you ways to get your hair back and grow hair.

If you are hair does not grow, chances are it is damaged .thanks to the use of commercial hair products and heat products you have put your hair slow growth!

.Understand that hair normally grows at a rate of 1/2 inch a month. In fact is far larger than this but that is the average. Average means you probably have a poor diet and use commercial hair products, so your hair is not growing at a fast rate

Even ½ inches a month may look like a lot when you think that you rarely see your hair growing

So if you want faster Hair growth just follow these simple tips.

1. Stop applying heat to your hair, minimize sun exposure, stop using blow dryers and heating irons and straighteners, curlers or even hairdryers.

2. Eat SUPER healthy foods, foods rich in protein and vitamins and minerals, these include leafy green vegetables and eggs and chicken, doing this will make your hair grows longer; it will also make it very strong and glossy
3.  Consume lots of h20 or water, it simply cleans your system and boost your immune system. Dehydration will cause hair loss

4. Give yourself a hair growth massage; massage your scalp at least 10 minutes a day to increase blood circulation and flow to the scalp
5. Lie on your back and raise your legs so blood flows to the scalp and head

6. For fast hair growth, stop using harmful sprays like hairspray because it poisons your scalp and stunts hair growth
7. Limit the amount of chlorine exposure and if you do swim wash you hair fast afterwards

8. Take a cold shower once it a while, stop taking hot showers-they will damage your hair and will prevent new hair from growing

9. To GROW NEW Hair is sure you don’t tie your hair up with any rubber bands as it will pull and destroy hair.
10. Try to wash your hair once every 2 days because you need the natural hair oils to do their work on your scalp

11. For new hair growth be sure to use Mira hair oil, it will detoxify, your scalp, unclog hair pores and allow fast hair growth

Pneumonia – Symptoms and Treatment

There are a range of bacteria that may cause an infection leading to ‘typical pneumonia’ including Streptococcus pneumoniae which causes pneumococcal pneumonia. This is the most common cause of pneumonia. Viruses can also be a source of infection including influenza – or flu. An infection with a bacterium and a virus can occur at the same time. A Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is usually ‘secondary’ to a person having flu for example. This is known as a ‘secondary infection’ and can slow down recovery significantly.

Typical symptoms are cough, fever, sweats, shivers, being off food, and feeling generally unwell. Headaches, and aches and pains are common. You usually make more sputum which may become yellow/green, and is sometimes bloodstained. You may become breathless, breathe fast, and develop a ‘tight chest’. A sharp pain in the side of the chest may develop if the infection involves the pleura. (This is the membrane between the lung and the chest wall.) A doctor may hear ‘crackles’ in the chest when listening with a stethoscope.

Pneumonia is actually a general term for a number of conditions in which an infection or chemical inflames the air sacs of the lungs. They fill with liquid or pus, which interferes with the lungs’ ability to transfer oxygen to the blood. Before the invention of antibiotics in the 1930s, pneumonia was a leading cause of death. Today it’s very treatable, but remains a public health problem. At least 100 different kinds of pneumonia exist, ranging from mild to severe in nature.

During the early acute stage of pneumonia, a tea made from fenugreek seeds will help the body to produce perspiration, dispel toxicity, and shorten the period of fever. Upto four cups of the tea can be taken daily. The quantity can be reduced as the condition improves. To improve the flavour of the tea, a few drops of lemon juice may be added. During this treatment, no other food or nourishment should be taken, as fasting and fenugreek will allow the body to correct these respiratory problems in a few days.

If you experience the above mentioned symptoms, you should immediately contact your doctor for further consultation. Even though walking pneumonia does not make you bedridden, it still can be very annoying and severe. Walking pneumonia is treated mainly with the help of antibiotics. Based on patient’s current condition, doctor may decide course of treatment that is needed to be followed.

If the pneumonia is severe, or the person affected is either very old or frail they may need to be treated in hospital where antibiotics and extra fluids and can be given straight into the vein (intravenously). If breathing is difficult, extra oxygen can be given through a facemask. About one in every six people with pneumonia are ill enough to need this kind of specialised care.

Parsnip Juice: The juice of parsnip, a root vegetable botanically known as Pastinaca sativa, is very effective for the treatment of pneumonia. Basil: Rub the oil of basil on the chest of the patient and give internally the juice of 5 leaves of basil mixed with a little ground black pepper at six hourly intervals. This will induce sweating and relieve the patient from pneumonia.

Detailed Information on Pleurisy

Pleurisy, also called pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura. Pleurisy can be generated by a variety of infectious and non-infectious causes. Pleurisy is caused by swelling and irritation of the membrane that surrounds the lungs. Certain autoimmune diseases (such as systemic lupus erythematosus) can irritate the pleura. It is usually a symptom of another illness. It is also called Pleuritic Chest Pain. Pleurisy can develop from many things, including bacterial or viral infections of the lungs (such as pneumonia), TB, lupus, chest injury or trauma, a blood clot in the lung, or cancer. Sometimes a cause cannot be found. The effects of pleurisy can often be felt long after the condition has gone away.The hallmark of pleurisy is severe chest pain that starts suddenly.

The pain is often strong or stabbing when you take a deep breath. It usually subsides or disappears between breaths. It’s usually felt on one side of the stomach area or lower chest. Deep breathing and coughing often make it worse. Pleurisy causes fluid to collect inside the lung area. Breathing may be rapid and shallow because deep breathing induces pain; the muscles on the painful side move less than those on the other side. When an accumulation of fluids (pleural effusion) is associated with pleurisy, the pain usually disappears because the fluid serves as a lubricant. Treatment depends on what is causing the pleurisy. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. Viral infections normally run their course without medications. Fluid in the lungs may be removed by thoracentesis and checked for signs of infection.

Early treatment of bacterial respiratory infections can prevent pleurisy. In the case of heart, lung, or kidney disease, management of the underlying disease can help prevent the fluid collection. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help relieve some of the signs and symptoms of pleurisy. Prescription codeine may help control a cough as well as the pain. Anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), or naproxen (Naprosyn) also helpful against pleurisy. You may even receive stronger medicine, such as codeine, hydrocodone (Vicodin), or oxycodone (Percocet). Most pleurisy is caused by infection and is unavoidable. You can avoid severe pleuritic chest pain by early diagnosis and treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs.

Pleurisy Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Rest is also important to aid in the recovery process.

2. (NSAIDs) may help relieve some of the signs and symptoms of pleurisy.

3. Codeine-based cough syrup will be prescribed to control a painful cough.

4. Avoid severe pleuritic chest pain by early diagnosis and treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs.

5. Traditional Chinese medicine uses the herb ephedra (Ephedra sinica), which acts to open air passages

6. Large doeses of vitamin C, may also provide health benefits to people with pleurisy.

7. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, adequate protein, and good quality fats help to heathy body.

Children and Acute Bronchitis

The first thing to know is what is bronchitis. When the airways become swollen or irritated, you have acute bronchitis. This condition, bronchitis almost always causes coughing and a few other respiratory problems. People mostly refer to bronchitis as a chest cold. This condition is most frequent in the winter time. Because this season is mostly known for colds or for the flue, this is the reason why acute bronchitis is common in the winter. Bronchitis first start when at first you have had an upper respiratory problem. Children are more at risk of developing acute bronchitis than adults are. The illness, either flu or the cold starts to spread from the nose and your throat to the airways, thus causing bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is not a very serious illness, unlike chronic bronchitis. The maximum period that one can have acute bronchitis is about two weeks and the minimum is as less as five days. However, short the period of time that you can have bronchitis, coughing, which is the trade mark for
bronchitis can last even after the illness has been cured.

The main reason that one develops acute bronchitis is because of an infection. Almost all infections that then lead to acute bronchitis are caused by a virus. Acute bronchitis can also be caused by bacteria or a fungus, but these are very rare cases of bronchitis infection. Furthermore, you can also develop acute bronchitis if you are exposed daily to chemicals that get into your body through air. Smoke, dust or vapors can also cause acute bronchitis. If you live in an area that is polluted, the risk of developing acute bronchitis is higher and you are also more at risk of recurrence of bronchitis. There is also another problem if the child or person lives around people that smoke, his/ her chances of developing acute bronchitis are much higher.

Your child is also more at risk of developing acute bronchitis, if she/ he also suffers from other medical problems. The main problems that one can have and thus increase the risk of bronchitis are allergies, asthma, heart problems and recurring problems with tonsils. Children who are born early, premature babies also have an increased risk of developing acute bronchitis. vaccinations against germs may be a helpful way to decrease the risk of developing acute bronchitis, especially in children. Be also very careful not to smoke around the child.

For more resources about bronchitis or especially about bronchitis symptoms please visit http://www.bronchitis-guide.com/bronchitis-symptoms.htm

Bronchitis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Bronchitis is an infection of the intricate network of airways both within and connecting to the lungs. Usually striking when the immune system is low, bronchitis commonly develops as a progression of an upper respiratory infection and will normally clear within a couple of weeks although chronic cases may last for months.

Bronchitis is a respiratory system ailment that is generally found in the winter seasons because bronchitis is caused by viruses that also provides us the flu or the cold.
Bronchitis may be caused by bacteria, but this is not a very general bronchitis case. The bronchial tubes have linings that get exaggerated when you produce bronchitis.

Bronchitis is a type of inflammation that causes coughing, wheezing and possibly fever. It hits about 5 percent of adults every year. Over 90% of all acute bronchitis infections are caused by a virus not bacteria. The virus is similar as those that cause the common cold and influenza.

Bronchitis is one of those illnesses that you are always aware of. This is because it affects your breathing. Your bronchial tract is always producing awful phlegm. The reason phlegm is present is because infection is present. So you have a constant feeling of being short of breath. You also always have the need to cough.

Symptoms of bronchitis start off like cold symptoms. But instead of getting better as the days pass, they get worse. The symptoms go to your chest, with congestion of your lungs. The airways and lungs start to increase their mucus secretion, so your breathing sounds noisy or rattling.

The cause of Bronchitis is quite simple as your bronchial tubes get infected, and as the get infected they cause phlegm to build up in your bronchial tubes which your body then tries to remove. The only way it can remove this phlegm is by making you cough, yet the more you cough the more inflamed your bronchial tubes become.

Bronchitis happens when the air passages of your child’s lungs gets irritated and swollen, causing coughing and breathing problems. Bronchitis usually starts from a simple upper respiratory infection (usually colds or flu) that was not given proper attention. From there, the infection spreads from your child’s nose and throat going down further to infect the windpipe and airways resulting in bronchitis.

One of the most effective bronchitis treatments is simply a healthy diet and regular exercise, while this may seem an oversimplification; you are helping your lungs to perform, clearing them of excess toxins and giving your body the fuel it needs to heal. Depending on your overall state of health, a brisk walk is an excellent low impact bronchitis treatment, and should be preformed often as the weather and your health allow.

Drinking at least eight glasses of water daily will thin out the mucus that is in your system. This makes the mucus easier to cough up, and helps with easier breathing. Avoid dairy products because they may lead to excessive mucus production.

Bronchitis treatments for chronic forms of the illness often include bronchodilators such as albuterol and ipratropium. These are inhaled medicines that eliminate the excess mucus responsible for obstruction of the respiratory tract and shortness of breathing. Bronchitis treatments can also include steroids for strengthening the body’s defenses against bacteria and viruses.

Hip Dislocation In Older Dogs

Hip dislocation is common in older dogs and can affect overall dog health. Hip dislocation basically stands for the separation of femoral head from pelvic acetabulum. The medical term for hip dislocation is called hip luxation.

Hip dislocation normally takes place at the hip joint. The hip joint is looks like a ball and socket joint that attaches the rear legs of the dog to their body.  When hip dislocation actually happens, it can be a painful experience for the dog and the best option is to take your dog to a dog health care specialist and get him treated.

It is always advisable to ask your vet as many pet health questions as possible when you bring your pet home for the first time. The more pet health questions you ask, the better situation you will be in to handle hip dislocation. The best way to find out about hip dislocation is through dog radiography. If you find your dog limping or if he is finding it too difficult to even walk then you need to get a dog health check-up done as soon as possible to avoid any future complications.

Radiography is not required always to know if your dog has hip dislocation or not. Sometimes, you can make out by just feeling the hip joint. There are different types of medication and dog health care programs that are helpful and effective treatments for hip dislocation. One such treatment is known as reduction, where the vet will put the bones of a luxated joint back to its original place. Closed reduction is the process where bones can be put back at their original place without surgically operating on the joint or opening the joint.

Your dog’s hip might appears normal within a couple of days after luxation, but you need to be extremely careful and keep doing regular dog health check-ups to be on the safe side. Dogs also have to be anesthetized during the reduction process to relax their muscles. A Radiography test later on will confirm that the reduction has been successful and your dog will require to be in a special sling so that the hip bones can be wound together till the time they heal.

The second option is surgery and there are several techniques that are helpful. Through surgery, vets can keep the bones in their place till they actually are completely healed and joined together. Vets also indulge in a surgical procedure where the joint capsule is sewed back together especially where it holds the femoral head. In another surgical procedure, a pin is passed through the femur and out of the femoral head and right back into the bone of acetabulum just the way you fix in axle.

Hip Dislocation In Older Dogs

Hip dislocation is common in older dogs and can affect overall dog health. Hip dislocation basically stands for the separation of femoral head from pelvic acetabulum. The medical term for hip dislocation is called hip luxation.

Hip dislocation normally takes place at the hip joint. The hip joint is looks like a ball and socket joint that attaches the rear legs of the dog to their body.  When hip dislocation actually happens, it can be a painful experience for the dog and the best option is to take your dog to a dog health care specialist and get him treated.

It is always advisable to ask your vet as many pet health questions as possible when you bring your pet home for the first time. The more pet health questions you ask, the better situation you will be in to handle hip dislocation. The best way to find out about hip dislocation is through dog radiography. If you find your dog limping or if he is finding it too difficult to even walk then you need to get a dog health check-up done as soon as possible to avoid any future complications.

Radiography is not required always to know if your dog has hip dislocation or not. Sometimes, you can make out by just feeling the hip joint. There are different types of medication and dog health care programs that are helpful and effective treatments for hip dislocation. One such treatment is known as reduction, where the vet will put the bones of a luxated joint back to its original place. Closed reduction is the process where bones can be put back at their original place without surgically operating on the joint or opening the joint.

Your dog’s hip might appears normal within a couple of days after luxation, but you need to be extremely careful and keep doing regular dog health check-ups to be on the safe side. Dogs also have to be anesthetized during the reduction process to relax their muscles. A Radiography test later on will confirm that the reduction has been successful and your dog will require to be in a special sling so that the hip bones can be wound together till the time they heal.

The second option is surgery and there are several techniques that are helpful. Through surgery, vets can keep the bones in their place till they actually are completely healed and joined together. Vets also indulge in a surgical procedure where the joint capsule is sewed back together especially where it holds the femoral head. In another surgical procedure, a pin is passed through the femur and out of the femoral head and right back into the bone of acetabulum just the way you fix in axle.