How to Heal a Sprained Ankle

An ankle sprain is an extremely common injury, but it is also terribly painful and injurious to daily existance. A twisted ankle can take lots of time to heal and customarily requires bed rest and crutches. I have personally had so many ankle sprains playing basketball and other sports that I learned the difficult way about the slow healing time and pain involved with this type of injury.
The time tested answer to an ankle sprain is R.I.C.E, but it has proven itself to be an ineffective and inferior treatment for rehabilitating a sprained ankle. I developed a rehab treatment system that dramatically cuts down on the healing time and significantly bolsters your ankle so you heal quickly and fully. In fact, it’s a major factor in reducing your chance of future ankle sprains.
I’ve seen lots of resistance to new systems of healing, but the simple fact is that H.E.M. Is a wonderfully effective ankle sprain treatment. When folk hurt other areas of their body, they know they need an active rehabilitation program. for some reason, when it comes to the ankle, people have the very strange idea that they do not need to rehabilitation it. It does not make rational sense to simply rest an injury and expect the muscles to heal correctly. The muscles have to be stretched and buttressed in order to be certain the ankle joint heals correctly. It just so occurs the body replies very well to this treatment program, meaning the healing time is much less than rest and ice alone. Here’s a bit more about H.E.M. System… Using the H.E.M. System gets you results speedily and safely. For most twists and sprains, my clients are walking routinely again inside 3-5 days rather than 2-4 weeks. System guarantees that you’re going to rehab your ankle sprain as quickly, safely and effectively as possible.
‘My child stopped using crutches after 2 days of treatment and after seven days of treatment was back to her full coaching routine, going on to win two Silver and one Bronze medal in nationals. Goetz, Singapore

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How To Heal Bruises: Naturally

Everyone has bruises from time to time, and people who do a lot of manual work or take part in contact sports such as martial arts or rugby are obviously more at risk than others. They occur when a blow damages the tiny blood vessels in the lower layers of the skin. This allows blood to seep out into the surrounding tissue where it can be seen as the familiar dark mark of a bruise.

For healthy people, the vast majority of bruises give no cause for concern. If left alone they will gradually fade away over two or three weeks as the body’s own defences repair the damage. But they can be painful in the early stages, and if they are on your face or another visible part of your body you might want to try to speed up the healing process.

Natural Healing for Bruises

The most effective home treatments are the simple ones that use natural ingredients.

Cool the skin: The first thing to do is to cool the skin. The sooner you do this after receiving a blow that might result in bruising, the better. Cooling reduces the blood supply to the area and so limits the amount of bleeding. A commercial ice pack used for sports injuries is ideal, or improvise one by putting ice cubes in a plastic bag and then wrap it in a clean cloth. Never put ice directly on the skin as it can cause a freeze burn. If ice is not available use a face cloth or towel rinsed in cold water.

Apply the cold compress for 10 to 15 minutes, remove for the same length of time, then repeat. This won’t always prevent a bruise forming, but it will minimize its spread.

Natural remedy to promote healing: After cooling, you can use a natural plant-based remedy to promote healing. A number of herbs including arnica, calendula, parsley, St John’s wort and comfrey are all useful for treating bruises. If you have the fresh herbs they can be crushed and applied directly to the skin, but it is probably easier to use a cream or gel containing extracts of the same herbs. 

Shea Butter: One of the Best Natural Healers for Bruises

One of the best natural ingredients to use on bruises is Shea Butter. In the West, Shea Butter is mostly known as an excellent skin moisturiser, but in its native Africa it has also been valued for centuries for its soothing and healing properties. The creamy butter, extracted from the nut-like seeds of the Shea or Karite tree, contains a range of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that aid healing and stimulate skin cell regeneration. Its light texture enables it to sink easily into tender skin without rubbing, and it is safe to use on all skin types including the most delicate or sensitive.

If a bruise does not fade in the normal way, or bruises appear for no apparent reason, you should consult a doctor in case they are symptoms of a medical condition. But for fast treatment of everyday bruises always keep some Shea Butter handy at home, in the workplace, or in your sports bag.

Bone Up on Extensive CPT Changes to Musculoskeletal System Codes

CPT and the AMA may have just made the orthopedic coder’s life a little easier. CPT 2002 includes 89 changes to codes in the musculoskeletal system chapter, 31 of which are new codes. Eight of these new codes deal with arthroscopic surgery and will in many cases eliminate the need for submitting unlisted-procedure codes for surgeries that up until now had no CPT code .

The 2002 changes go into effect Jan. 1, 2002. Practices should plan changes to super bills, encounter forms, charge tickets, etc., but hold off on implementation until after Jan. 1.

According to Heidi Stout, CPC, CCS-P, coding and reimbursement manager at University Orthopedic Associates in New Brunswick, N.J., many carriers do not update their fee schedules until February or March, so poll your major payers to determine when they will activate new CPT codes. Jumping the gun can result in a rash of denied claims” ” Stout says.

Note: New codes appear here in bold type and revised codes are in plain type. As in past issues all new revised and deleted codes are listed in Appendix B of CPT 2002.

Dotting I’s and Crossing T’s

Many of the changes to existing codes involve the slightest grammatical or even punctuation changes but even those slight revisions can change the nature of the code. For instance 20225 now reads: biopsy bone trocar or needle; deep (e.g. vertebral body femur). The only change in the code definition is the addition of “e.g.” But the change means that a deep bone biopsy includes but is not limited to the vertebral body or the femur.

The most minor changes appear in the 21182-21184 code group (reconstruction of orbital walls rims forehead nasoethmoid complex following intra- and extracranial excision of benign tumor of cranial bone [e.g. fibrous dysplasia] with multiple autografts [includes obtaining grafts]; total area of bone grafting ). The choice of code depends on the size of area of bone grafting e.g. 40 square centimeters. That measurement used to be shown as 40cm but the term for the measurement is now 40 sq. cm.

New and Revised Injection Codes

The 20000 series of injection codes includes a number of new entries. These new codes offer options for reporting injection of the carpal canal for carpal tunnel syndrome as well as a range of codes for reporting those troublesome trigger-point injections. Expansion of this section of codes will allow for more accurate reporting and less confusion about location purpose and number of injections rendered.

  • 20526 injection therapeutic (e.g. local anesthetic corticosteroid) carpal tunnel.
  • 20550 injection; tendon sheath ligament ganglion cyst.
  • 20551 injection; tendon origin/insertion.
  • 20552 injection; single or multiple trigger point(s) one or two muscle group(s).
  • 20553 injection; single or multiple trigger point(s) three or more muscle groups.

    Miscellaneous Changes

    Several other codes have been rewritten with slight additions or deletions of terms to make them clearer or more consistent with current medical terminology.

  • 21750 closure of median sternotomy separation with or without debridement (separate procedure).
  • 23000 removal of subdeltoid calcareous deposits open.
  • 23350 injection procedure for shoulder arthrography or enhanced CT/MRI shoulder arthrography.
  • 27447 arthroplasty knee condyle and plateau; medial and lateral compartments with or without patella resurfacing (total knee arthroplasty).

The term “soft tissue” was added to a number of codes for the excision of subcutaneous and deep tumors (24075 24076 25075 25076 26115 and 26116) to solidify their use for soft tissue masses only and not bony tumors.

More Elbow Room

Important additions were made to the humerus (upper arm) and elbow section which has remained essentially untouched for years providing coders with a wider more specific range of codes for identifying surgeries to the arm. Stout says the big plus with these new codes is that for many common surgeries they eliminate the need for an unlisted-procedure code (24999 unlisted procedure humerus or elbow) and the accompanying reimbursement hassles. Physicians who perform ulnar collateral ligament repairs will be especially pleased with the new codes for reporting this service.

  • 24075 excision tumor soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; subcutaneous.
  • 24076 excision tumor soft tissue of upper arm or elbow area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular).
  • 24300 manipulation elbow under anesthesia.
  • 24332 tenolysis triceps.
  • 24343 repair lateral collateral ligament elbow with local tissue.
  • 24344 reconstruction lateral collateral ligament elbow with tendon graft (includes harvesting of graft).
  • 24345 repair medial collateral ligament elbow with local tissue.
  • 24346 reconstruction medial collateral ligament elbow with tendon graft (includes harvesting of graft).

Clarifications for Wrist and Forearm Surgeries

A range of new and revised codes will offer more accurate coding options for surgery to the wrist and forearm. The code changes offer greater specificity as evidenced by the expanded range of codes for decompressive fasciotomies.

Many of the changes are minor giving more clarification as to what is and isn’t included in surgeries of the wrist and forearm. Some of the most notable new codes here are 25001 for release of flexor carpi radialis tunnel syndrome 25259 for manipulation of the wrist joint and 25651 and 25652 for treatment of ulnar styloid fracture. Again the need to report an unlisted-procedure code (25999 unlisted procedure forearm or wrist) has been eliminated by the addition of these new codes.

  • 25001 incision flexor tendon sheath wrist (e.g. flexor carpi radialis).
  • 25020 decompression fasciotomy forearm and/or wrist flexor or extensor compartment; without debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve.
  • 25024 decompression fasciotomy forearm and/or wrist flexor and extensor compartment; without debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve.
  • 25025 decompression fasciotomy forearm and/or wrist flexor and extensor compartment; with debridement of nonviable muscle and/or nerve.
  • 25075 excision tumor soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area; subcutaneous.
  • 25076 excision tumor soft tissue of forearm and/or wrist area; deep (subfascial or intramuscular).
  • 25259 manipulation wrist under anesthesia.
  • 25274 repair tendon or muscle extensor forearm and/or wrist; secondary with free graft (includes obtaining graft) each tendon or muscle.
  • 25275 repair tendon sheath extensor forearm and/or wrist with free graft (includes obtaining graft) (e.g. for extensor carpi ulnaris subluxation).
  • 25394 osteoplasty carpal bone shortening.
  • 25405 repair of nonunion or malunion radius or ulna; with autograft (includes obtaining graft).
  • 25420 repair of nonunion or malunion radius and ulna; with autograft (includes obtaining graft).
  • 25430 insertion of vascular pedicle into carpal bone (e.g. Harii procedure)
  • 25431 repair of nonunion of carpal bone (excluding carpal scaphoid [navicular[ (includes obtaining graft and necessary fixation) each bone.
  • 25440 repair of nonunion scaphoid carpal (navicular) bone with or without radial styloidecto my (includes obtaining graft and necessary fixation).
  • 25443 arthroplasty with prosthetic replacement; scaphoid carpal (navicular).
  • 25520 closed treatment of radial shaft fracture and closed treatment of dislocation of distal radioulnar joint (Galeazzi fracture/dislocation).
  • 25526 open treatment of radial shaft fracture with internal and/or external fixation and open treatment with or without internal or external fixation of distal radioulnar joint (Galeazzi fracture/dislocation) includes repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex.
  • 25645 open treatment of carpal bone fracture (other than carpal scaphoid [navicular]) each bone.
  • 25651 percutaneous skeletal fixation of ulnar styloid fracture.
  • 25652 open treatment of ulnar styloid fracture.
  • 25671 percutaneous skeletal fixation of distal radioulnar dislocation.

A Fist Full of Changes in Terminology

There is only one new code (26340) in the hands and fingers section but numerous terminology changes were made that clarified codes and removed obsolete terms. For example the term “zone 2” replaces “digital flexor tendon sheath” in CPT codes 26350 and 26356; “synthetic” replaces “prosthetic” in 26390 26392 26415 and 26416; and “polydactylous” replaces “supernumerary” in CPT code 26587.

The addition of the word “each” to the codes for treatment of carpometacarpal joint (CMC) dislocations (26670 26676 and 26685) and arthrodesis of the CMC joint (26843) invites coders to report these codes as multiples when this is appropriate. Code 26340 again offers a viable alternative to the unlisted-procedure code for finger manipulation.

  • 26115 excision tumor or vascular malformation soft tissue of hand or finger; subcutaneous.
  • 26116 excision tumor or vascular malformation soft tissue of hand or finger; deep (subfascial or intramuscular).
  • 26160 excision of lesion of tendon sheath or joint capsule (e.g. cyst mucous cyst or ganglion) hand or finger.
  • 26340 manipulation finger joint under anesthesia each joint.
  • 26350 repair or advancement flexor tendon not in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (e.g. no man’s land); primary or secondary without free graft each tendon.
  • 26356 repair or advancement flexor tendon in zone 2 digital flexor tendon sheath (e.g. no man’s land); primary or secondary without free graft each tendon.
  • 26390 excision flexor tendon with implantation of synthetic rod for delayed tendon graft hand or finger each rod.
  • 26392 removal of synthetic rod and insertion of flexor tendon graft hand or finger (includes obtaining graft) each rod.
  • 26415 excision of extensor tendon with implantation of synthetic rod for delayed tendon graft hand or finger each rod.
  • 26416 removal of synthetic rod and insertion of extensor tendon graft (includes obtaining graft) hand or finger each rod.
  • 26426 repair of extensor tendon central slip secondary (e.g. boutonniere deformity); using local tissue(s) including lateral band(s) each finger.
  • 26428 repair of extensor tendon central slip secondary (e.g. boutonniere deformity); with free graft (includes obtaining graft) each finger.
  • 26510 cross intrinsic transfer each tendon.
  • 26585 deleted use 26587.
  • 26587 reconstruction of polydactylous digit soft tissue and bone.
  • 26590 repair macrodactylia each digit.
  • 26597 deleted use 11041-11042 14040-14041 15120 15240.
  • 26607 closed treatment of metacarpal fracture with manipulation with external fixation each bone.
  • 26607 closed treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation other than thumb with manipulation each joint; without anesthesia.
  • 26676 percutaneous skeletal fixation of carpometacarpal dislocation other than thumb with manipulation each joint.
  • 26685 open treatment of carpometacarpal dislocation other than thumb; with or without internal or external fixation each joint.
  • 26843 arthrodesis carpometacarpal joint digit other than thumb each.

    Pelvis and Hips Feet and Toes Revisions

    The pelvis and hip joint section of CPT has several code revisions but no additions. As with the other changes they are more specific but offer little substantive difference from the past edition of CPT.

  • 27110 transfer iliopsoas; to greater trochanter of femur.
  • 27130 arthroplasty acetabular and proximal femoral prosthetic replacement (total hip arthroplasty) with or without autograft or allograft.
  • 27132 conversion of previous hip surgery to total hip arthroplasty with or without autograft or allograft.
  • 27140 osteotomy and transfer of greater trochanter of femur (separate procedure).
  • 27185 epiphyseal arrest by epiphysiodesis or stapling greater trochanter of femur.

    There are a few changes to nomenclature in the foot and toes section but no new codes. The narrative for CPT code 28299 was tightened up a bit by replacing “other methods” with “by double osteotomy.”

  • 28104 excision or curettage of bone cyst or benign tumor tarsal or metatarsal except talus or calcaneus.
  • 28238 reconstruction (advancement) posterior tibial tendon with excision of accessory tarsal navicular bone (e.g. Kidner type procedure).
  • 28299 correction hallux valgus (bunion) with or without sesamoidectomy; by double osteotomy.
  • 28737 arthrodesis with tendon lengthening and advancement midtarsal tarsal navicular-cuneiform (e.g. Miller type procedure).

Casts and Strapping

One new code was added to the section on casts and strapping and one was revised.

  • 29049 application cast; figure-of-eight.
  • 29086 application cast; finger (e.g. contracture).

Arthroscopy Codes Added

The most meaningful changes to CPT 2002 for orthopedics are the addition of several new codes for arthroscopy. Sports medicine orthopedists should be pleased since they now have a means for reporting arthroscopic Bankart repairs (capsulorrhaphy) SLAP lesion repairs and distal clavicle resections.

The addition of 29806 29807 and 29824 alone means there are now codes to describe common arthroscopic shoulder surgeries that formerly had to be reported using 29909 (unlisted procedure arthroscopy). Orthopedic coders are painfully familiar with the denials extra documentation reimbursement reductions and other pitfalls that came with submitting this code. And as if to put those headaches to bed permanently CPT has eliminated 29909 replacing it with 29999. The change is largely symbolic as the language for 29999 remains just as it was for 29909 (unlisted procedure arthroscopy).

  • 29805 arthroscopy shoulder diagnostic with or without synovial biopsy (separate procedure).
  • 29806 arthroscopy shoulder surgical; capsulorrhaphy.
  • 29807 arthroscopy shoulder surgical; repair of SLAP lesion.
  • 29815 deleted use 29805.
  • 29824 arthroscopy shoulder surgical; distal claviculectomy including distal articular surface (Mumford procedure).
  • 29900 arthroscopy metacarpophalangeal joint diagnostic includes synovial biopsy.
  • 29901 arthroscopy metacarpophalangeal joint surgical; with debridement.
  • 29902 arthroscopy metacarpophalangeal joint surgical; with reduction of displaced ulnar collateral ligament (e.g. stenar lesion).
  • 29909 deleted use 29999.
  • 29999 unlisted procedure arthroscopy.

The downside to the new arthroscopy codes is that they may present bundling issues in 2002. According to Terry Fletcher BS CPC CCS-P CCS a healthcare coding consultant based in Laguna Beach Calif. bundling was less of an issue when unlisted-procedure codes were reported with other surgeries performed at the same setting. “Now with the new codes ” she says “coders should be aware of all of the new bundling issues that come with them and reimbursements will definitely be affected. It’s a good idea to start negotiating contracts with payers as soon as possible.”

Treating Duodenal Ulcer

Duodenum is a small lining that connects the stomach to the small intestine. When this lining gets inflamed or eroded it causes the condition known as duodenal ulcer (DU). Duodenal Ulcers are located in the duodenum tract. This type of an ulcer is three times more frequent in comparison to gastric ulcer. It has been said that this ulcer is caused mainly due to too much acid from the stomach. But studies have shown that is not the case. Duodenum surface and tissue is protected by the use of chemicals and mucus produced by duodenum. Duodenum ulcer occurs when this protection breaks due to the acid.

This ulcer is also caused by an infection with a bacterium called H. pylori. This bacterium affects the lining of the duodenum which makes way for the acid to cause inflammation and ulcers. The anti-inflammatory medicines also cause duodenal ulcers. Medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac including many others taken for arthritis, muscular pain are another reason for this problem. One of the rare causes is the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which creates too much acid in the stomach causing duodenal ulcer.

Some of the common symptoms of duodenal ulcers are pain caused in the upper abdomen, mostly occurring before the meals or if you are going through one of the hungry pangs. The pain subsides once you eat your food or take antacid medicines. Other signs are bloating, barfing and feeling sick. Over eating can complicate things further by causing more pain. This problem can take a turn for worse when there is bleeding from the ulcer or when the ulcer penetrates the duodenum wall causing pain and need for doctors help.

– Home Remedies for Duodenal Ulcer

• Mix one dessertspoon of slippery elm bark powder in cold chamomile tea. Drink this everyday for next 12 weeks. Slippery Elm provides a protective lining to the mucosal lining of the gastro intestinal system. This 12-week program would heal any kind of infection.

• Make a mixture by using agrimony, chamomile, dandelion, gentian, rue, and uva ursi with Bach Flower Remedies Willow (found at your local chemist shop) and vine. One should have 20 drops of this mixture three times a day continuously followed by a cup of Dandelion Tea.

• Quit smoking and drinking as it increases your chances to develop ulcers.

• Avoid stress as it affects all parts of your life which in turn results in ulcers.

• You can have a tablet form of licorice root which helps to remove acid but may raise your blood pressure.

• Drink chamomile tea to minimize the duodenal ulcer effect.

• Reduce your fatty food intake as well as caffeinated drinks like coke and coffee.

• Foods which are high in soluble fiber such as oat bran, barely, seed husks, flaxseed, lentils, peas, soymilk, soy products, carrots, beans and many more are very effective in reducing the risk of duodenal ulcer.

• Increase your vitamin A intake by consuming fruits and vegetables like Tomatoes, Cantaloupes, Watermelon, Peaches, Kiwi, Oranges, and Blackberries to lower the risk of duodenal ulcer.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

Is There Any Effective Dure For Postnasal Drip?

Question:

I’ve cut out dairy products but the problem persists and causes a bad taste at the back of my throat and breath problems. Also my nose feels itchy and congested in the morning.

Answer:

Postnasal drip (PND), when the glands in your nose and throat continually produce mucus, is a common medical condition that originates in the frontal sinuses in the forehead, above the eyebrows. We have four pairs of sinuses, which are chambers in the skull lined with mucous membrane. The main functions of the frontal sinuses are to moisten inhaled air and to keep the throat lubricated with a trickle of mucus discharge. This is normal and harmless but becomes a problem if it occurs in excess.

The frontal sinuses drain at the dome of the nasal passage as it curves towards the throat’ so the mucus discharge drips down the back of the throat. Problems occur if the mucus discharge from the frontal sinuses becomes thick or sticky and is produced in excessive amounts. This can happen for several reasons, including your diet, an infection, allergy and constipation. There are some foods, including hot chillies, dairy products, ice cream, bananas and refined white rice, that produce excess mucus in the body. Smoking and chewing tobacco provokes the same response. In the case of infection and allergy, the mucous membrane of the sinuses produces a discharge to ‘wash away’ the irritant.

PND can cause throat problems because the discharge, dripping down the back of the throat, can irritate the lining’ If this discharge is infected, and you’re run-down, it can cause the tonsils to become inflamed – in other words, tonsillitis.

In traditional medicine, it is generally accepted that chronic constipation and digestive problems related to candida overgrowth and gut dysbiosis (bacterial  overgrowth) cause gut toxins. The body tries to eliminate these through mucus.

People who suffer from chronic constipation often complain of postnasal drip and/or frontal headaches. Long-term constipation is a common cause of excess sinus discharge: when toxins do not get eliminated naturally, the body produces more mucus to take up the role of removing them.

Excess mucus, production can also be triggered by airborne irritants, including pollutants such as chemical or petrol fumes or smoke, sprays (eg, some perfumes, deodorants, insect repellents. household product) and allergens such as pollen or dust mites. This is simply a reaction of the body to wash out the irritant.

These are my suggestions

Food Avoid milk cheese, butter, cream, yoghurt, ice cream, chilled drinks, excess white rice, bananas, citrus fruits, chillies, rich curries, coconut milk mushrooms, yeast-containing foods such as bread and pizza, spicy sauces, beer and white wine.

Supplements Put two drops of Dr Ali’s Sinus Oil, which contains mustard, kalonji and sesame oils, in each nostril to facilitate drainage. Use twice daily for one month. Take a half teaspoonful of Lauq Sepistan, twice daily for l5 days.

Nasal douche Put a sachet (a half teaspoonful) of sea salt into a jal neti pot and fill with warm water, then stir. Breathing through your mouth, tilt your head to the left, put the nozzle into the right nostril, and pour the water into the nostril. The water will trickle out of the left nostril. Repeat with the left nostril.

Cleansing breath Stand or sit comfortably, arms loose, upper back straight and shoulders back Close your mouth, look straight ahead and inhale deeply through your nose. Now breathe out quickly, pulling your stomach in. Pause then repeat. Do 20 cycles daily. (See Therapeutic Yoga by Dr Ali’s Jiwan Brar,)

Massage your throat daily with peppermint balm.

Abnormal Menstrual Cycle: Heavy Bleeding it's a Condition Called Menorrhagia

No woman on this earth loves to get her period, unless she’s hoping not to be pregnant. Unfortunately we have to go through this annoying cycle until we reach menopause, that is just about the best thing to look forward to when it comes to reaching menopause, is no more periods yay! Menorrhagia is when your cramps and bleeding are so bad that it interferes with your daily activities. If you have heavy bleeding you might be suffering from this medical condition.

A normal period is not as bad, the cramps might be mild and the bleeding is not as heavy. The symptoms of a normal menstrual cycle are:

Your period occurs every 21-35 days

It should last between 4 and 5 days

Produces a blood loss of about 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 44 milliliters)

Of course every woman does not have the same period, sometimes it might be lighter than usual, less painful, maybe shorter, less discomfort and easier to deal with. Now if you suffer from Menorrhagia, then the blood loss would be at least 5 1/2 tablespoons (81 milliliters). The symptoms to this condition according to Mayo Clinic are:

If you have bleeding that soaks up your sanitary pads or tampons every hour

Having to use more than one pad to help control the flow

The need to change your sanitary napkin at night

If your menstrual last longer than 7 days

Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots

Heavy flow that interferes with your lifestyle

Tiredness, fatigue and shortness of breath (symptoms of anemia)

It is very important that sexually active women that are over the age of 21 get a yearly pap smear test done. If you have heavy vaginal bleeding record it, keep track of it and seek doctor’s advice. There is no known reason for the cause of heavy bleeding, but there are a number of conditions that may cause it to occur.

Certain causes of Menorrhagia include:

Hormonal imbalance in a normal period a balance between the hormones and progesterone regulates the build up of the lining of the uterus (endometrium), it sheds during the menstruation. If hormonal imbalance happens, the endometrium creates in excess and sheds by causing heaving bleeding.

A dysfunction in the ovaries can be a factor; it can cause hormonal imbalance and which could lead to Menorrhagia.

Uterine fibroids will also cause heavy blood flow and longer periods. Cure your fibroids by using Holistic medicine.

Polyps are benign growths on the lining of the uterine wall; women who have high levels of hormones usually get these. They can also cause you to bleed heavy too.

An entopic pregnancy may be the cause of it as well. It is when an implantation of a fertilized egg within the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.

Certain medications like anti-inflammatory meds and anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots) can contribute to heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

And certain medical conditions such as, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), thyroid complications, endometriosis, and liver or kidney disease, may cause Menorrhagia.

Menorrhagia is due to hormonal imbalance of the menstruation cycle without ovulation, it can affect two age groups adolescents who have just started their period and older women between the ages of 40 and 50 who are approaching menopause. If you suffer from abnormal cycles it is best to go to your doctor and seek treatment.

 

Exactly What Are Sigmoid Polyps?

A sigmoid polyp is a mass of cells that grows in the sigmoid colon, which is the S-shaped area of the colon at the end of the gastrointestinal tract. A sigmoid polyp may be dangerous, or it may not. Some become malignant, but some don’t. Doctors describe a sigmoid polyp as a precancerous condition.

Although it’s a fact that many sigmoid polyps never become malignant, doctors prefer to remove them if they are diagnosed. Removal can be accomplished when you’re having a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a doctor can look at the walls of the colon to ensure that it is healthy. The gastroenterologist uses a device called a colonoscope. This device is a long flexible tube with a very small video camera attached to the front, allowing the surgeon to search for symptoms and signs of tumors in the walls and the inside lining of the colon.

There are different kinds of colon polyps. One types appears to be small and flat. These are referred to as sedentary colon polyps. But some sigmoid polyps look more like a mushroom with a stem. This type is referred to as a pedunculated polyp.

Once again, a sigmoid polyp may be – as small as a pea. Others are quite big and can be the size of a golf ball. Those that are smaller and shaped like mushrooms are less likely to become malignant than the ones that that are flat and large. Typically, the larger that sigmoid polyp, the higher the risk that it will become cancerous in the future.

Several well-established risk factors have been connected to sigmoid polyps, which include

* Aging – sigmoid polyps are much more common after age fifty

* Being overweight

* Using tobacco

* Eating a lot of low fiber, high fat foods

* Genetic factors – if other people in your family have had them, you’re probably at a higher risk

There are usually no symptoms of small sigmoid polyps. This is why your doctor will probably recommend that you have colon cancer screenings if you have any of the risk factors.

Signs of large colon polyps are possible. These could include

* Bloody stools

* Stools can be noticeably more narrow

* Pain during bowl movement

* Intestinal problems like diarrhea and constipation

Colon polyps that are detected early can typically be removed safely and totally. The initial step is to establish whether a mass is cancerous or not. Your physician may perhaps take a sample during a colonoscopy and have it analyzed.

There is no way to prevent sigmoid polyps from developing. But you can safely cut your risk with lifestyle changes and regular screenings.

It’s important to get some regular exercise and eat better food (principally high fiber types) certainly help. Make sure you get enough calcium because it helps protect you against cancer. Broccoli, kale and canned salmon are good quality sources of calcium. Vitamin D also appears to diminish your risk.

If you smoke, stop. If you consume excessive alcohol, cut back.

A sigmoid polyp doesn’t have to alarm you. The main thing is to ascertain whether you have sigmoid polyps or not, and to have them taken out if you do.

Can Fibroids Be Left Untreated? Under What Circumstances Can Uterine Fibroid Treatment Be Delayed

Fibroids tumors natural treatment is increasingly becoming the preferred method of uterine fibroid treatment these days. Also referred to as myomas, leiomyomas or fibromyomas, these tumors are not malignant. They normally occur during the child bearing age of women. Contrary to popular opinion fibroids by itself does not increase the chances of cancer in women.

In majority of women the uterine fibroid symptoms are usually not prominent in the initial stages. The common symptoms of uterine fibroids are heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, constipation, bleeding in between periods or lengthened periods, urge to urinate frequently, pain in legs particularly calf muscles and backache.

The exact cause of fibroids is yet to be identified. However research has indicated some link between fibroids and genetic alterations, obesity and the imbalance of hormones estrogen and progesterone in the body.

Fibroids normally do not interfere with the woman getting pregnant. Fibroids tumor normally shrink post menopause due to reduction in the levels of reproductive hormones in the body.

In case you fall in the category of women who do not feel any uterine fibroid symptoms, it is best to leave it untreated in the initial stages. However keep a close watch to identify even the slightest of symptoms as soon as it shows up. Consult a doctor immediately upon the first signs of any uterine fibroids symptom or in case of unexplained pain of any sort.

During the close watch period, in my opinion, you can start home remedies for uterine fibroid treatment. Simple dietary changes like reduced intake of fatty foods particularly red meat and beef will go a long way in keeping your fibroids under control. Meat is said to have the same effects like estrogen in boosting the growth of fibroids.

Include a lot of fresh organically grown fruits and vegetables in your diet.

Soya products too are believed to help in regulating the hormonal balance in the body. Research suggests that soy proteins have the capacity to compete and prevent estrogen from boosting the growth of fibroid tumors. Herbs like dandelion, milk thistle seeds and yellow dock root are also effective in fibroid prevention and cure.

Always remember to consult a qualified doctor before going in for any kind of uterine fibroid treatment. No doubt fibroids tumors natural treatment is one of the best options available to cure fibroids. However to be successful it is necessary that you find a qualified practitioner to guide you with your uterine fibroid treatment.

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Symptoms of Ruptured Ovarian Cysts: Your Health Depends on a Timely Diagnosis

There is a temptation for women with ovarian cysts or symptoms of rupture to just consider that this is a normal part of life with ovarian cysts. However complications may increase as ovarian cysts that have ruptured show different symptoms from one person to another and may therefore be ignored because of that. Understanding the symptoms of ruptured ovarian cysts can be very useful in order to choose the appropriate treatment while there is still time. Remaining vigilant, checking the situation and regularly being examined medically is critical when you have a condition of an ovarian cyst. It is therefore essential that you consider the guidelines as simply information that then serves as a preliminary for an exact diagnosis of your situation independently of whether the symptoms match up to any particular textbook.

Overview concerning ruptured ovarian cysts

There is data to suggest that three women out of every four will get ovarian cysts at some time in their life. The majority of these instances do not generate any grave complications. Because ovarian cysts often do not generate any specific symptoms, they may go unknown and unmanaged. If there is no malignancy, ovarian cysts a complete is considered to be normal. In many cases ovarian cysts in women are only identified upon doing an ultrasound examination. Nonetheless, many problems may be generated when an ovarian cyst ruptures. It is necessary to understand your own particular situation to avoid the rupture of the variance cyst and to see the correct medical personnel when such a condition is diagnosed. You also need to recognize the symptoms of ruptured ovarian cysts if you are to successfully diagnose your own condition. The first sign of an ovarian cyst is the observation that something is not right with your body. Such a condition should receive urgent medical attention as in some instances this may be grave.

How to interpret the symptoms

Common ovarian cysts and ovarian cysts that rupture have almost the same symptoms. The differences between ordinary ovarian cysts and those that have ruptured are in the intensity and the frequency of the symptoms. Some common symptoms of ovarian cysts that have ruptured may be:

(1) Menstruation that is irregular: women outside of the teenager age range who still have menstruation that is irregular should be concerned and therefore examined without waiting. Intense pelvic pain during menstruation can also be a reason to be wary and a possible sign of a condition of an ovarian cyst. The absence of periods and also light or very heavy bleeding also falls into the category of irregular menstruation.

(2) Pain: women will typically feel pain around the size and in the pelvic area when an ovarian cyst ruptures. This pain comes specifically before, during and after the menstrual period. Pain and discomfort will be heightened and bleeding may also occur due to ruptured ovarian cyst. Back pain may also be indicated by some patients. For this reason if pain seems to be excessive or abnormal, get treatment immediately.

(3) Discomfort during intercourse: women who are active sexually, but experience abundant pain during intercourse, especially around the pelvic area.

(4) Problems connected with the bladder: the rupture of an ovarian cyst means that many women will be unable to correctly empty their bladders. Because the bladder is put under pressure by such ruptures, this may be a sign of a ruptured cyst. Women may feel the urge to use the toilet more often because of the increased pressure on the bladder.

(5) Bleeding: bleeding outside of menstruation for unexpectedly is a major worry. Any unaccountable bleeding incidents should be checked right away for any greater problem. Bleeding may be light or heavy, when a cyst ruptures.

(6) Overall discomfort: Various phenomena connected with poor health such as nausea and vomiting may also affect women. For this reason, overall discomfort may indicate a major problem in the gynecological situation of a woman. Insulin resistance, vomiting, fainting, nausea and symptoms related to those of pregnancy are all connected with ovarian cysts rupture.

Take note of any such changes and have them examined medically without waiting. You should also keep a close watch on your gynecological condition independently of any signs relating to ovarian cysts that might have ruptured.

Alternatives concerning treatment

It is the intensity of the problem and therefore often on an individual basis that the treatment for a ruptured ovarian cyst is determined. Outside of the short term, ovarian cysts that rupture can be dangerous. Conventional treatment does not do the whole job because it only looks at symptoms and not at causes. However, the holistic approach goes further than the signs of ovarian cysts that rupture, in order to treat the condition and prevent it from returning later. Management should therefore start as rapidly as possible to avoid serious complications. A holistic agenda instead of conventional medicine can be the solution to truly remedy ovarian cysts that rupture. The holistic program addresses the underlying reasons of ovarian cysts that rupture and can therefore be very effective.

Mouth Yeast Infection (Thrush) Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Mouth yeast infection (thrush) is an unpleasant oral infection caused by the candida albicans fungus. It affects many people but some of the most at risk of yeast infection in the mouth are; young babies, diabetes sufferers, denture wearers, people with HIV/AIDS, folks on antibiotics, and steroid inhaler users.

Mouth yeast infection symptoms are; creamy / white raised spots over tongue and mucous membranes, sometimes thick white / creamy coating over tongue, cracks in tongue under this coating, slight burning sensation in mouth and throat, difficulty swallowing, and, bad breath.

Mouth yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the ‘candida albicans’ fungus that particularly likes the warm, dark and moist areas of the body such as the mouth, vagina, gastro-intestinal tract, anus, etc. The fungus is normally prevented from doing this by your body’s ‘good’ bacteria. When the good bacteria is compromised, however, the yeast fungus can overgrow and spread, causing an infection.

The types of things that can affect the good bacteria in this way are; antibiotics, steroids, lowered immune system, body pH, and more. And high sugar levels help to feed the yeast-like fungus.

Mouth yeast infection mainstream treatment uses either prescription, or, over-the-counter creams, gels, pessaries, etc. Or, in the case of yeast infection in the mouth, liquid suspensions or pastilles. These work okay for the most part, but many folks still struggle to eliminate their infection completely, or, suffer recurring infections.

Part of the problem is that these are drug-based medications, so that the fungus can become drug-resistant. And they attack the local symptoms but not the root cause(s). So many frustrated sufferers are now looking towards natural remedies.

Oral thrush can be eliminated by using natural home remedies that don’t have the downsides of drug-based treatments. And of course they are much cheaper than drugs. This approach uses things like apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, honey, and yogurt, etc. Of course there are many more to choose from in order to find which works best for you.

But, crucially, a natural approach for mouth yeast infection could also involve dietary and even lifestyle changes or ‘adjustments’ to address the underlying issues that can trigger the infections. It’s very difficult to get a complete cure if all you do is get rid of the symptoms without doing something about the underlying conditions as well.

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Hepatitis – Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment

Hepatitis is the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue caused by excessive alcohol drinking, disorders of the gall bladder or pancreas, including medication side effects, and infections. In this article, we will discuss Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment of hepatitis.

I. Causes of hepatitis

A person can develop hepatitis if they contract one of the viruses that can cause liver inflammation, or as a result of exposure to substances that can cause hepatitis. There are two ways that can lead to hepatitis: it can either occur as a result of infections or from autoimmune processes.

Hepatitis can be divided into two subgroups:

1. Acute hepatitis
Acute hepatitis caused by the below in result of inflammation that causes damaging to the liver’s normal function and lasting less than six months. People having a weakened immune system and weaken liver, making them more susceptible to be infected by hepatitis.

a) Infectious viral hepatitis such as hepatitis A, B, C, D, E.
b) Inflammation of liver caused by Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
c) Inflammation of liver caused by other bacteria.
d) Medication overdose causing damage to liver tissues and cells such as tranquilizers, chemotherapeutic agents, antibiotics and anesthetics.
e) Excessive alcohol drinking.

2. Chronic hepatitis:
Chronic hepatitis means active, ongoing inflammation of the liver persisting for more than six months. Chronic hepatitis, although much less common than acute hepatitis, can persist for years, even decades. In most people, it is quite mild and does not cause significant liver damage. It may be caused by hepatitis B and C viruses, drugs and excessive alcohol drinking. It can also result in cirrhosis, with an enlarged spleen and fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity. In some people, continued inflammation slowly damages the liver, eventually resulting in severe scarring of the liver, liver failure and sometimes liver cancer.

II. Symptoms
1. Jaundices
Jaundices caused by the excession of a chemical called bilirubin accumulated in the body’s tissues. When the liver is damaged by hepatitis virus, it’s unable to do its normal job and this chemical accumulates in the blood and starts to leak out into body tissue resulting in a yellow color in the skin, and especially around the whites of the eyes.

2. Loss of appetite
Loss of appetite is also called anorexia, is often the first symptom of acute hepatitis. Sometimes this symptom lasts for a very short time before being replaced by nausea and vomiting.

3. Fatigue
Fatigue is a debilitating tiredness and is a big source of frustration for people with liver disease. When the liver is damaged, feelings of extreme weakness is common.

4. Pain in the muscles and joints
Pain in the muscles and joints can last from days to weeks and are very common in acute hepatitis infection.

5. Low blood sugar
Infection by Hepatitis A virus may cause low blood sugar. Therefore regular monitoring of blood glucose level with constant glucose infusion is essential, because dangerously low blood sugar is a constant threat.

6. Insomnia
Insomnia is caused by liver inflammation of hepatitis virus C leading to trouble of sleeping, and waking up often during the night. Some people also experience unusually vivid, intense and frightening dreams.

7. Pruritus
People with hepatitis C sometimes have pruritus, itching to the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet.

8. Lymphadenopathy
Hepatitis may also cause inflammation of lymph nodes. They usually appear in the armpits, groin and neck.

9. Weakness
Hepatitis C also causes a sense of weakness. This symptom can vary from mild to severe and tends to come and go.

If you have any of the above symptoms, please consult with your doctor immediately.

III. Types of Hepatitis

1. Hepatitis A (HAV)
Hepatitis A causes swelling and inflammation in the liver and is very common in underdeveloped countries, resulting in drinking water or eating food that is infected by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse. This type of hepatitis usually has slow onset and most people fully recover. Hepatitis A can be discovered by blood testing.

2. Hepatitis B (HBV)
Hepatitis B virus is most often contracted via blood contact such as blood, semen, body fluids, IV drug abusers sharing needles or someone using tainted needles. It can also be transmitted through sexual contact and from mother to baby during childbirth. Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver leading to a serious infection that can cause liver damage, which may result in cancer.

3. Hepatitis C (HCV)
Hepatitis C, like hepatitis B is spread via blood and body-fluid contact such as blood, semen, body fluid, IV drug abusers sharing needles or someone using tainted needles. Hepatitis C used to be the most common type of hepatitis acquired through blood transfusions until a test for it became available in the 1980s. Hepatitis C causes inflammation of the liver resulting in liver damage that can lead to cancer. It also commonly leads to chronic liver inflammation and slowly damagesthe liver over a long period of time before leading to cirrhosis of the liver, that means scar tissue replacing normal, healthy tissue in result of blocking the flow of blood through the liver and preventing it from from working as it should.

4. Hepatitis D (HDV)
Hepatitis D is caused by the virus HDV. You can only get hepatitis D if you are already infected with hepatitis B. Hepatitis D also causes inflammation of liver and is transmitted through infected blood, needles and sexual contact with with a person infected with HDV.

5. Hepatitis E (HEV)
Similar to hepatitis A, hepatitis E is also caused by drinking water or eating food that os infected by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse causing temporary swelling of the liver and no long term damage to it.

IV. Prevention and Treatment
A. With Foods

1. Fresh water algae
Fresh water algae contains high amounts of antioxidant-chlorophyll that has the power in strengthening the immune system to fight any bacteria and virus infection. It also helps in cleansing liver toxins as well as fat build-up in liver.

2. Whole grain products
Whole grain product stimulates the liver to rid the body of toxins, supports the heart and is rich in protein, B vitamins, and fiber. It also helps lower blood cholesterol, reduce tumors, strengthens the immune and treats hepatitis.

3. Green vegetable juices
The fresh raw vegetable juices are vitally important in the nutritional treatment of hepatitis. Green Vegetable juice contains high amounts of vitamin C, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, living plant enzymes to aid digestion & vitamin K resulting in cleansing of liver toxins as well as strengthening the immune system, helping to fight against hepatitis infection.

4. Legumes
Legumes contain the nutrients and good sources of water-soluble fibers that your body needs to produce and activate the dozens of enzymes involved in the various phases of detoxification.

5. Cold water fish
Cold water fish contain high amounts of essential fatty acids that helps to support the detoxification pathways in the liver, break down toxic chemicals and toxins from the blood stream. A healthy liver filter will keep your blood stream clean and free of dangerous toxins and microorganisms. The regular use of a liver tonic such as essential fatty acids support the repair of liver cells.

6. Limit daily intake of alcohol
Alcohol is a potent toxin to the liver. Excessive alcohol drinking can lead to cirrhosis and its complications, including liver cancer.

7. Stop smoking
Cigarette fumes contain high amounts of cadmium, a toxic chemical that causes not only blood clots but also weakens the immune system functioning by fighting against harmful viruses and detoxifying the liver.

B. With Chinese Herbs
Here are some Chinese herbs that have been used to prevent and treat hepatitis with proven results.

1. Natural schisandra
Schisandradra contains essential oils, acids and lignans that help to regenerate liver tissue caused by excessive drinking of alcohol and hepatitis virus.

2. Milk thistle
consists of three components silybin, silydianin, and silychristin that help to reverse liver damage from alcohol, liver injure in result of chronic hepatitis and sloe the advance of cirrhosis.

3. Dan shen Danshen
is frequently used for these problems in combination with other herbs in treating liver diseases such as cirrhosis, fibrosis, and chronic hepatitis B.

4. Lycii
Lycii contains high amount of beta-carotene that helps to nourish and tonify liver and kidney.

5. Chinese licorice
Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin and has a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems of medicine in treating infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.

6. Astragalus
Astragalus is used conbination with other Chinese herbs are thought to possess properties in treating cancer, viral infection and immune system disorder. Astragalus is an ingredient in

7. Baikal scullcap
Baikal scullcap contains a chemical of baikalin that helps liver to detoxification and fight against liver infection.

8. Gynostemma pentaphylla
This herb has been used over thousand years in Chinese history in treating a variety of diseases such as high blood fat, heart disease, strengthen immune system as well as hepatitis.

9. American ginseng
American ginseng contain the ginsenosides ingredient that is effective in preventing GalN-induced liver cell damage and is a useful agent for chemoprevention of cancer or inflammatory diseases such as liver infection by hepatitis virus.

C. With Nutrition
1. Cranberry juice
Study shows that cranberry juice can be used as alternative antibody in helping our immune system fight off the hepatitis virus before it can do damage to the liver.

2. Lemon juice
Lemon juice contains high amounts of vitamin C that helps to fight against free radical build up in our body as well as detoxifying liver cells damaged by hepatitis viruses to regenerate, forming new liver cells.

3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid and acetic acid and it is effective against most viral diseases including Hepatitis virus.

4. Olive leaf
Olive leaf helps to improve immune system and contains achemical oleuropein which converts to elenolic acid in the body. The oleuropein targets viruses and bad bacteria before they can cause any damage to the body including liver, while relaxing blood vessels.

5. Peppermint
Peppermint is a stimulant that helps to relieve digestive disturbances caused by chronic hepatitis by stimulating the release of bile.

6. Honey
Honey provides the energy needed by the body for blood formation and blood cleansing. It also increases the liver’s glycogen through the increase of blood glucose, helping the liver to function properly and fight against hepatitis virus.

7. Royal jelly
Royal jelly contains protein, vitamins B, C, E, niacin and pantothenic acid that helps to strengthen our immune system, protecting our body against any viruses including the hepatitis virus as well as cleansing toxic deposits in the body.

8. Green tea
Green tea contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that scavenge free radicals. It also seems to protect the liver from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol.

D. With Supplements
1. Vitamin C
It is found only in fruits and vegetables and is highest in fresh, uncooked foods. Vitamin C is an antioxidant vitamin. It helps prevent oxidation of water-soluble molecules that could otherwise create free radicals. Vitamin C not only stimulates the immune system but also improves the prevention and treatment of infections and other diseases.

2. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties and is used for prevention or treatment of numerous health conditions such as liver detoxification. Vitamin E levels have been shown to be low in people with hepatitis as well as in those who later develop liver cancer from long-standing hepatitis therefore increasing the amount of intake of vitamin E may protect the liver from damage in people with hepatitis C.

3. B vitamins
B vitamins support metabolic functions, including energy production, nerve cell immune system functions and as well as antioxidant activity.

4. Selenium
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that helps in cleansing liver toxins. Selenium is proven to have a protective role against hepatitis B. The right dose of selenium will help to ware off liver cancer.

5. Flax seed
Flax seed is an excellent vegetarian source of essential fatty acids that helps to reduce inflammation of liver and restore damaged liver cell membranes. It will also support the filter inside the liver, which removes microorganisms, dead cells and toxins from the blood stream.

6. L-Glutamine
L-Glutamine contains high amounts of amino acid and natural growth hormones that help to combat the effect of alcohol addiction, benefiting the liver and strengthening the immune system.
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7. S-adenosymethionine (SAMe)
Study shows that S-adenosymethionine (SAMe) has ananti-oxidant effects in chronic liver disease and in the treatment of viral hepatitis C. It also helps to restore abnormalities and cellular dysfunctions in human liver disease. Oral SAMe is also helpful in treating patients with chronic liver disease.

E. With Herbs
1. Red clover
Rich in micro-nutrients it possesses activity against several bacteria. A good dietary supplement of vitamin A and Iron, it also contains B- complex, vitamins C,F, and P, some selenium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, sodium and is particularly rich in magnesium, calcium and copper.

2. Oregon grape root
The herb stimulates the action on the liver and is one of the best blood cleansers. Mild stimulant to the thyroid functions and aids in the assimilation of nutrients.

3. Echinacea
Echinacea is an immuno stimulant. Enhancing the body’s resistance against both bacterial and viral infections it is probably the best detoxifying agent in Western Herbalism. It cleanses the blood and lymph systems, helps arrest pus formation and tissue putrefaction

4. Sarsaparilla
Sarsaparilla purifies the urino-genital tract, dispelling all infection and inflammation. It’s purifying action extends to the nervous system and is therefore useful in many nervous disorders. Sarsaparilla’s diaphoretic and blood cleansing action is useful for rheumatic inflammation.

5. Licorice root
Licorice root is a natural anti-inflammatory agent. It helps to increase the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile and is widely regarded as the supreme liver tonic.

6. Burdock
It clears congestion, reduces swelling and dispels toxins via the skin, kidneys and bowel. It is a nutritive and rejuvenatory tonic . Historically it has been used to support the action of the kidneys in urinary tract infections.

7. Dandelion
Dandelion cleanses the liver, kidneys, lymph and bowel and is ideal for toxic blood conditions. It increases the secretion of digestive enzymes and bile and is widely regarded as the supreme liver tonic.

F. With Common Sense Approaches
1. Reduce intake of saturated and trans fats
Uncontrolled diet that is high in saturated and trans fats not only cause cholesterol build up in your arteries but also increase high blood pressure and also damaging the immune system. It also is the main contributor to gallstone formation, fat liver that reduce the normal function of liver and making it vulnerable for virus infections.

2. Avoid intake of processed foods
Processed food contain high amounts of salt and artificial food additives that causes free radicals to build up in the body and high blood pressure. They are also toxic to the liver causing the kidney and liver to work harder in cleansing the extra toxins in the bloodstream. If this lasts for a prolonged period, they may damage the kidney and liver causing liver inflammation if infected by the hepatitis virus.

3. Limit alcohol drinking
Drinking a maximum of 250 ml for women and 500 ml for men will help the circulation of blood, nourish the body’s cells, and strengthen the immune system and liver. Excessive drinking not only causes liver inflammation, but will also lead to cirrhosis.

4. Drink a lot of green and yellow juices
Green and yellow juices contain high amounts of vitamins C, E and B that help to detoxify the body’s toxins and reduce burden of the liver. Green and yellow juices also help to protect our body from free radical build up, normalizing the liver function.

5. Quit smoking
Cigarettes contain toxic cadmium causing high blood pressure, increases the risk of calcium clotting up the arterial wall and reduces the amount of antioxidants in the body in result of weakening the immune system and liver causing the liver to be easier to be infected by hepatitis virus.

6. Limit intake of sugar
High amount of sugar promotes liver inflammation and free radical damage.

7. Do not overdose your medication
Overdosing medications is toxic to the body causing extra burden for liver function.

8. Do not share things with others such as clippers, scissors, toothbrushes or anything that may have come into contact with blood or body fluids.

9. Casual sexual activity must be taken with extra care.

IV. Other Treatment
1. Liver Detoxification
Strengthens the immune system with vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbs that we have been discussed lengthily in other articles.

2. Ozone therapy
Ozone oxidizes the cells of the body systemically. It stimulates enzymes and phagocytes of the white blood cells which chew up the viruses and the bacteria in the blood. It also activates alpha interferon, gamma interferon, interleukin II and tumor necrosis factor. It is effective in treating hepatitis B patients with high successful rate.

3. Lamivudine therapy
Combining vaccine therapy with lamivudine has improved therapeutic potential for chronic hepatitis B. It helps to strengthen the immune system fighting against the hepatitis B virus specially with patients with chronic HBV infection and active viral replication.

4. Interferon-alpha therapy
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a serious health problem because of its worldwide distribution. There are over 350 million people in the world infected with chronic HBV, 75% of whom live in the Asia-Pacific region. Interferon-alfa and direct antiviral agents such as lamivudine and adefovir are effective in the therapy of chronic HBV infection but only with some success, particularly in perinatally infected patients, patients with lower ALT levels and those with negative chronic hepatitis B.

5. Pegylated interferon
Pegylated interferon may be considered the best choice of treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. This therapy has been shown to be superior to both conventional interferon as well as lamivudine in the treatment of both hepatitis B positive and negative chronic hepatitis B with successful rates of 35-45%.

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Cirrhosis Of The Liver Symptoms: Three You Can't Ignore

Are you worried about some things you’re experiencing that you feel are cirrhosis of the liver symptoms? Here are three symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and what you should do about it if you have one or more of them.

Oh, one thing you should know about these cirrhosis of the liver symptoms is that they may not show up right away. So, if it’s a loved one that you suspect may have a problem, they may or may not know what’s going on because they have no symptoms.

Still, you want to know some things to look for. For instance:

1. Yellowing of the skin. If you are jaundiced, then you definitely want it to get checked out by a doctor. This doesn’t definitely mean you have cirrhosis, but it is an indicator. Just go to your doctor to see what’s going on to be sure.

2. Loss of appetite. OK, if you were a big eater before and now all of a sudden, you have a lot of nausea and don’t have any interest in eating, there is probably something up. Again, it’s an indicator from your body that something isn’t working right. Trust your body. See a doctor to get tested.

3. Your legs or stomach get swollen. When the liver damage becomes more severe, fluid starts to build up in the legs (called edema) or the stomach (ascites). If you’re feeling like your swelling up and there’s no explanation for it, then once again, it’s a good idea to seek medical attention.

Now, what can you do about these cirrhosis of the liver symptoms? First of all, if you have one of them, don’t panic. Talk to your doctor and rule out all possibilities. Remember, these things are signs from your body that something isn’t quite right. Listen to your body. Finding out what the issue is as soon as possible can help get your body back into working order.

Secondly, if you find out these cirrhosis of the liver symptoms are actually due to cirrhosis, then I don’t want you to give up. Even if the doctors tell you that you’ll only have a certain amount of time to live, you can choose to listen to them, or find your own path.

If you’d like a guide to your own path, then collect your cirrhosis of the liver symptoms, talk to your doctor and then research alternative ways to deal with it. There’s not just one way to deal with this. Whatever you do, never give up.

How to Pass Kidney Stones from Bladder

How to Pass Kidney Stones from Bladder

Ureterolithiasis is a condition of having a calculus in the ureter, the tube connecting the kidneys and the bladder. Uriolithiasis refers to the condition of having calculi in the urinary tract which may form and pass into the urinary bladder. Bladder stones apply to uriolithiasis of the bladder in non-human animals such as dogs and cats.

Kidney stones in the bladder are known from the symptoms like severe pain in the flank, lower abdomen and groin, constant urge to urinate, pain when you pass urine, nausea and vomiting, pink, red or brown urine and fever and chills, if an infection is present.

Don’t worry

You can pass kidney stones from bladder within 24 hours if you know about kidney stone flushing out home remedies.

Being obese, an adult and a man, family and personal history, certain diets, heredity, digestive diseases and surgery and certain medical conditions combine to cause kidney stones.

24 hour urine collection to measure total daily urinary volume, magnesium, sodium, uric acid, calcium citrate, oxalate and phosphate, catching of passed stones through a tea strainer for later examination and evaluation by a doctor, blood tests, x-ray, CT.scan, ultra sound, microscopic study of urine and urine culture test can be used in diagnosis.

Testing the stone itself, blood test and urine test are helpful in finding out whether the stones are calcium, struvite, uric acid, cystine or other rarer type of kidney stones.

How to Dissolve & Pass stones in bladder

These stones are passed from bladder first by dissolving them into sludge or breaking them into tiny particles and then flushed out through urine by using home remedies such as asparagus, fruits and vegetables with potassium citrate, green, olive oil and orange juice.

You can dissolve & pass Kidney Stones which lodged in your bladder effortlessly ,if you know about proper home remedies.

Canine Vomiting – Common causes you should know

Dogs sometimes vomit and there is nothing wrong with that if these episodes don’t occur very often. But the frequent episodes can be a real sign that the dog has a serious problem. There are a lot of causes for dog vomiting and here are the most common ones.

Gastrointestinal

If the gastrointestinal tract has a problem, then the dog could get serious episodes of vomiting. The bladder can also get damaged because of the trauma. The dog could also be vomiting because of an obstruction. If the dog swallows a gold ball, a string or a toy, he can get an obstruction. This is why these small items must be kept away from the dog.

Kidney

If the dog is experiencing kidney failure, he could be vomiting a lot. The kidneys are responsible for eliminating the waste products. If they can not do their job, then the dog’s body will accumulate a lot of waste and cause the dog to vomit. Kidney failure could result in severe dehydration and that is really bad. A medical examination at the vet is recommended.

Pancreas

Pancreatitis is another cause for canine vomiting. The inflamed pancreas can cause vomiting and also abdominal pain. The pancreas can also get different tumors and vomiting is one of the symptoms of pancreatic tumors. Only through different sets of analysis the vet can determine if it’s pancreatitis.

Eating

Dogs are known to be very greedy. They sometimes eat till they fall on their back, especially when they are little. Dogs also like to try out new things and they sometimes eat garbage or many other things. Sometimes they can even ingest damaged food or poisoned things. Usually, if eating is the problem, after a few episodes of vomiting the dog will fell much better.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning, Causes and Treatment

Food poisoning is a general term for health problems arising from eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses, environmental toxins, or toxins present within the food itself, such as the poisons in some mushrooms or certain seafood. Symptoms of food poisoning usually involve nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Some food-borne toxins can affect the nervous system.

Food poisoning comes from eating foods that contain germs like bad bacteria or toxins, which are poisonous substances. Bacteria are all around us, so mild cases of food poisoning are common. You may have had mild food poisoning — with diarrhea and an upset stomach — but your mom or dad just called it a stomach bug or stomach virus.

Symptoms

The symptoms of food poisioning range from upset stomach, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and dehydration, to more severe illness such as paralysis and meningitis. The diagnosis of food poisoning is done by testing the stool.

Most food poisioning effects (symptoms) on body clear up in a few days on its own. In the case of continued illness seek medical advice. Children, elders, pregnant women and the persons who use antacids heavily are at more risk of getting food poison.

Causes

Food poisoning occurs when an individual consumes food that has been contaminated by a poisoning agent. These agents can include toxins, bacteria, viruses, or parasites. There are more than 250 known agents that have the ability to cause food poisoning. Poisoning from a bacterial agent is a common occurrence. The most prevalent types of food-borne bacteria are E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter, and Shigella. Because bacteria needs time to multiply, the symptoms for bacterial food poisonings may not manifest until 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food.

Food usually becomes contaminated from poor sanitation or preparation. Food handlers who do not wash their hands after using the bathroom or have infections themselves often cause contamination. Improperly packaged food stored at the wrong temperature also promotes contamination.

Treatment

Usually, the symptoms of food poisoning disappear without the need for treatment. If symptoms are severe or persist for more than 3-4 days, talk to your doctor. If an elderly person or child is affected by food poisoning you need to talk to a doctor immediately. Keep a sample of any remaining food as well as a sample of the patient’s feces, which can be tested for the presence of infectious microorganisms. If the cause is non-infectious, such as poisonous mushrooms, you may need to be treated urgently to eliminate the poison from your body.

Treatment of food poisoning is usually aimed at preventing dehydration. In severe cases fluids and salts may be administered intravenously in hospital. Typically, antibotics are prescribed only if specific bacteria have been identified. Patients usually recover quite rapidly from an attack of food poisoning and rarely experience longlasting health consequences. In very rare cases, there is a risk of septicemia if bacteria spread into the blood stream. Both dehydration and septicemia can cause shock – a condition that is sometimes fatal.