One Type of Bronchitis – Acute Bronchitis

This type of bronchitis, the acute form usually starts about five days after you have had an respiratory infection. If you have had a flu or cold, about five days after, you will experience bronchitis symptoms. The most common symptoms for acute bronchitis are cough, fever tiredness.

Cough is the most common of all the bronchitis symptoms. It can be dry the first time, because it doesn 't produce any mucus. After a couple of days, it might bring some mucus from the lungs. The color of the mucus as a result of acute bronchitis can be green, clear or yellow. Fever is another symptom for bronchitis, but in the case of acute bronchitis, it is a mild fever. If the temperature is high, that might indicate pneumonia. When suffering from acute bronchitis you will also feel a general tiredness. You will also feel pain in your chest when suffering from bronchitis, which can aggravate especially when you cough.

Shortness of breath is also another symptom that you might have when you have acute bronchitis.

To fully understand all the acute bronchitis symptoms, you must understand what causes the disease. When you develop acute bronchitis, the tubes that are used to carry air to your lungs get inflamated. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by a virus and also bronchitis is the result of a respiratory infection that you probably had. This infection has a very well determined path. It moves from your nose, mouth to the bronchial tubes, causing bronchitis. Your improvement in health from bronchitis depends on a few factors, like age, if you are a smoker or not of whether the acute bronchitis was caused by a virus or bacteria. If bronchitis has been caused by
a virus, you will get better sooner than if the acute bronchitis had been caused by bacteria.

As many of the lung related diseases, acute bronchitis can also have complications if not treated. For example, if a case of acute bronchitis indicates ingcreased fatigue, a very high temperature, serious chest pain, it usually indicates that acute bronchitis has developed into pneumonia. Another problem would be repeated episodes of acute bronchitis caused by bacteria.This condition may lead to permanent damage of the bronchial tubes. This case of acute bronchitis gone wrong usually happens to people that smoke of those who have a weak immune system. So be careful how you treat your bronchitis case!

Shoulder Surgery Complications: An Ounce of Prevention

Shoulder surgery complications occur all too commonly. The choices we make as patients both before and after surgery can play a significant role in predicting the likelihood of a complication after shoulder surgery. A common saying in shoulder surgery is, “The surgeon is the method,” meaning that any innovative technique, tool, or procedure is really only as good as the person using it. While this makes intuitive sense to us when we think about other fields of endeavor, it is harder to remember when faced with the prospect of finding a solution to persistent shoulder pain and debility. More information on how to go about the decision making process of finding the best shoulder surgeon for your personally is available at our pages shoulder specialist and shoulder pain.

The choices we make as patients after surgery can also play a major role in predicting a shoulder surgery complication and we plan a more in depth review of this topic in an upcoming article.

A more subtle and sometimes difficult to evaluate factor in predicting shoulder surgery complications is the choice of technique or implant by the surgeon. While this is true for implants related to shoulder replacement and other reconstruction procedures as well, we focus presently on the ever-expanding area of tissue repair in shoulder surgery. Shoulder tissue (capsule, ligaments, labrum, cartilage, rotator cuff, etc.) can become stiff, stretched, or completely torn and with the emergence of technology and more minimally invasive techniques, the methods to mend these tissues have also evolved.

When many of the shoulder tissue repair techniques and implants were originally conceived, the goal was to reproduce the same methods the surgeon would perform in a fully open surgery, meaning using needle and thread to mend the tear, or if the tissue needed to be repaired back to bone, the thread (suture) would be passed through bone tunnels and then tied. With the recognition that the quality of the bone varies significantly in different areas of the shoulder as well as among different patients due to multiple factors and the risk to surrounding nerves and vessels with certain suture passing techniques recognized, a leap forward was the invention of the suture anchor, designed to provide a way to mend the tissue back to bone in a more reliable, safe and strong fashion. These suture anchors were originally made of metal with the suture threaded through them. As we gained more experience with these devices and the techniques evolved, it became clearer that despite the use of reliable and reproducible delivery systems, technical difficulties and complications with these devices did occur.

Shoulder surgery complications reported with these devices include: incorrect placement, migration after placement, loosening, breakage, and tissue damage from the implant being significantly harder than the surrounding tissue. Catastrophic grinding down of joint cartilage is a potentially devastating complication from a prominent or displaced metal anchor. Because the metal can often interfere with further imaging studies, it can also be difficult to fully assess the quality of the tissue healing with metal anchors. Particularly for shoulder dislocation or unstable shoulder, in the event of the patient requiring a repeat or revision surgery, the amount of bone real estate available for mending the tissue back to bone can be severely limited and the need to remove the prior anchor and graft the bone void may arise, potentially meaning the patient may have to have yet another surgery once the bone void heals.

In response to these concerns, the next generation of devices to mend tissue back to bone included suture anchors and tacks made of non-metallic and absorbable polymers. The hope and idea behind the absorbable polymers was that they would provide the needed stability during the critical healing phase of the tissue back to bone and then the body will gradually dissolve or resorb these away, hopefully, leaving no trace behind. While in the vast majority of cases these implants have been used with great facility and success, there have been problems in a handful of reported cases. Initial implants made with polymers such as polyglycolic acid and polyglycolic acid-trimethylene carbonate copolymer had problems with draining sinuses and lytic bony change (meaning the bone dissolved around them). This led to poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) becoming the polymer of choice for most absorbable or degradable implants because it degraded much more slowly (up to 5 years). Over time this has been further refined to include different recipes to achieve a more favorable biologic reaction, including the admixture more recently of calcium compounds to promote bony replacement/ingrowth of these implants.

Based on multiple factors including the local stresses placed on the implant, the number of implants, design of the implant, and rate of degradation, one portion of the implant can conceivably resorb or break more easily leaving some portion as a loose or free body in the shoulder joint. These can lead to inflammation, joint damage, grinding, and failure of the repair.

Improved imaging characteristics, potentially fewer problems with revision surgery, and eventual resorption are advantages biodegradable anchors have over metal anchors. Because of their strength and reduced risk of inflammatory response and osteolysis, metal anchors also continue to command a prominent role in shoulder repair.

Particularly for shoulder dislocation, labrum tear, and unstable shoulder surgery, bone loss and the amount of bone available are significant variables to consider. The next generation of anchors for tissue repair to bone has taken a novel approach to fixation using 100% suture for fixation. Recognizing the inherent limitations of both metal and absorbable anchors in this challenging application, these purely suture anchor devices offer the advantage of avoiding the risks of osteolysis and inflammatory resorption response, while also greatly reducing the risk of subsequent fracture propagation because the anchor is tiny (1.4mm) -creating a tunnel that is nearly two-thirds smaller than other available anchors. Another advantage we have already seen in patients that have suffered an unfortunate injury after shoulder surgery with these implants is that revision surgery is significantly easier for the patient and surgeon.

Regardless of the type of fixation device used, surgeons and patients should be aware of the type of implant used for their operation and that any unexpected event that occurs after a shoulder repair surgery may result in compromise of the repair with a broken suture or implant. If you experience an unexpected event and start to have grinding, squeaking, or other catching type symptom, keep this possibility in mind and discuss it with your shoulder surgeon. Knowledge of the mechanisms of failure, recognizing the possibility and vigilance are “an ounce of prevention” to avoid more serious shoulder surgery complications.

Advantages of the New Jordan Shoes From Nike

Jordan shoes are a specific shoe line from the world leader in sports goods manufacturing and brand, Nike. These shoes were started as an ode to the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan.

The advantages of this over other popular shoe brands are as follows. If you are a basketball player then you need a shoe that will provide some comfort when you make quick cuts or dodges in the game. If your shoes are not comfortable, then you may lose control and slip eventually leading to a fractured ankle, wrist or leg. It will provide a comfort and assure you have the right grip throughout the game thus making you stable.

The importance of your weight depends on the type of game. And for your information, basketball is also considered a cardiovascular exercise. It is considered that the lighter the shoes, shoes, the more weight, the better the quality, more will it prevent any injuries. It will definitely provide all this. If your shoes have less accessibility to the soles of your feet and the ankle, then injuries like sprain, fracture and their probabilities are almost one hundred percent. It has tremendous traction, on both forefoot and heel. They are designed in such a way that it prevents ankle sprain or fracture. This is the best feature of Jordan shoes and one of the most important aspects of shoe making.

There are many brands of shoes, which are cheap in price or may be the expensive type, which enhance the brand image. But whether these shoes lend comfort and durability is a big question. Therefore, you need to select the brand properly to achieve all the desired standards and durability. It has everything a sports person looks for in a sporting shoe. Some Popular versions of the Jordan Shoes are: Air Jordan XX3, Air Jordan 2009, Air Jordan 2010, Air Jordan Dub Zeros, Air Jordan Fusions, Air Jordan IX Air Force One Fusion and Jordan Sixty Plus.

Placenta Stem Cells Successfully Treats Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a  chronic neurological disorder that produces symptoms such as confusion, decreased dexterity, insomnia, lack of motor coordination, memory loss, shaking, stiff muscles, and tremors. Stem cells are an undifferentiated group of cells, which, depending on their surrounding conditions, are capable of developing into other types of cells such as liver cells, kidney cells, brain cells, or any of the other 260 different types of cells that make up the human body.

When Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show in March 2009, he showed a section of the human brain where lines are not present in a person who has Parkinson’s disease. He believes that stem cells could be placed in that area to regenerate the damaged brain. He predicted that the use of stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease would begin in about eight years. What he obviously does not realize is that a clinic in Mexico has been using placental stem cells derived from placenta (afterbirth) to successfully treat  Parkinson’s for 18 years! That’s about how long actor Michael J. Fox (known in the early ’80s as Alex P. Keaton on the hit show Family Ties) has been living with the illness.  

Since Mr. Fox is an advocate for stem cell treatment, it surprises me that he hasn’t taken advantage of treatments offered in other countries. Maybe he doesn’t know the treatment is available.  But it is, and ISCI founder Rita Alexander is a first-hand witness of the results seen in patients who have been treated for cancer, cerebral palsy, dermatomyositis, diabetes, hepatitis C, HIV, immune deficiency, kidney disorders, multiple sclerosis, migraines, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s, retinitis pigmentosa, rheumatoid arthritis, spina bifida, and stroke. Rita has personally received several treatments to relieve the debilitating effect of rheumatoid arthritis.

James Devlin is a resident of Hawaii, but his paradise became a nightmare 15 years ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Unwilling to accept the reality of continual mental and physical decline, he sought answers around the world to stop the disease from taking over his brain and his life. His symptoms were the standard Parkinson’s package including stiff muscles, decreased dexterity and coordination, insomnia, memory loss, confusion, and tremors in his arms which made it difficult for him to feed himself. Normal daily activities such as dressing, eating, and writing became increasingly challenging. James was prescribed a long list of medications to manage the increasing number of symptoms. Two and a half years ago, he found the road to recovery from PD at the International Stem Cell Institute (ISCI). 

When Rita first met Mr. Devlin, he was very stiff and rigid, battling constant tremors as he made his way through the airport. When he returned to the clinic six months after his first placental stem cell treatment, his body was relaxed, he walked with ease, the excessive tremors were gone, and a big smile replaced the vacant facial  expression he had just a few months before. After several additional stem cell treatments, James Devlin has been able to eliminate all Parkinson’s medication and spends his days surfing in paradise. At 67 years old, he enjoys a 75 percent recovery.

Unfortunately, not everyone is physically and financially able to travel to Mexico. That is why Rita Alexander started ISCI in April 2008. She wishes many more people who are suffering with Parkinson’s disease knew there were stem cell treatments that could change the course of their lives. ISCI assists with patient education, pre- and post-treatment support, travel logistics, and financial matters regarding treatment. Her goal is to help people access treatment that is already available and to bring the treatment to the U.S.

For more information about ISCI or to arrange a consultation or schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.iStemCelli.com or contactRita Alexander, Executive Director at International Stem Cell Institute, at 800-609-7795.

Treatment For Sleep Paralysis – Effective Techniques

There are some drugs and medication that can be prescribed as a treatment for sleep paralysis, but is it really necessary to resort to taking medicine for this condition? Believe me I know what it feels like, all I'm saying is simpler and easier ways of dealing with the problem are there and you just need to know them.

What you need to know about this illness are things that cause it. In understanding what triggers the episodes, by employing simple avoidance and preventive measures then you can tackle the problem. The underlying cause of the condition is sleep being suddenly disrupted in the middle of a dream. The sudden interruption causes you to be trapped between the two states of full consciousness and the dream.

In that moment because you can not differentiate reality from fiction the body becomes paralyzed. So the first thing you need to do as treatment for sleep paralysis is to organize your sleeping schedule into fixed times. The body needs to learn to sleep and wake up the same times everyday. Another thing is to sleep in a room that will keep light and sound out. These normally stimulate the brain out of sleep.

I am yet to come across a medical condition that is not aggravated by smoking and alcohol. Sleep paralysis is also made worse by these two including caffeine as well. You would be doing yourself a favor if you avoid taking them at night.

There are many more things that you need to avoid. There are some drugs and medication that can be prescribed as a treatment for sleep paralysis, but is it really necessary to resort to taking medicine for this condition? Believe me I know what it's like, all I'm saying is simpler and easier ways of dealing with the problem are there and you just need to know them.

The Upper Back Pain

A poor or incorrect posture could possibly bring about strain along specific regions in the upper back portion of your body. This happens especially when poor posture sets in a longer period of time. If you are a computer operator and you work all day, you may find it normal to have upper back pain after a long day at work. Shoulder and neck pains re the logical comrades of arms and upper back pain.

Two major and usual causes of upper back and neck pains are myofascia and a joint dysfunctional pain. In general, myofascia pain could be a muscular irritation. It could result from muscle strains due to strenuous physical activities in sports and other active physical activities. It could also be caused by under overuse of muscles and whiplash injury from sudden movements of being thrown forward during a vehicle accident. This could affect large muscles that could support the blades of the shoulder.

Medical professionals could help in the assessment and treatment of upper back pains, as well as neck and shoulder pains. They could also assist in delivering overall pain management to a patient. There are other professionals like the orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists, and chiropractic experts who could be of great help.

Treatment of shoulder blade or upper back pain could be depending on the actual causes of the problems that your doctor could identify. The most common causes are related to the neck and to the cervical spine.

Yoga could be a good exercise regimen for people who are suffering from upper back pain. It could at the same time help build core strength. It could also facilitate opening of the patients chest and long due relaxation of the neck muscles and your upper shoulder.

To start you off in a light and small way you could try this; standing or sitting bring your arms to the front of the body with the elbows bent at 90 degrees and palms facing each other. Your forearms are now vertical and straight and your upper arms horizontal to the floor your elbows inline with your shoulders.

For some it is easy enough to get the palms together and maybe a little bit more effort to get the forearms together. By breathing in and taking your arms back and as you exhale bringing your arms back as you started. Remember to keep your elbows high as your shoulders. Keep doing this with your back straight and your shoulder blade tips pushing into your heart.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition of the spine that is caused by narrowing of the space of the spinal canal. Narrowing of the space of the spinal canal can be caused by many abnormal conditions. Infection and tumors are two serious causes of stenosis but more commonly stenosis is caused by degenerative changes in the spine that occur over time. Other causes of spinal stenosis may include congenital or developmental abnormalities in the spine such as shortened pedicles.

The degenerative changes in the spine leading to spinal stenosis often occur slowly over time. Examples of these changes include bony hypertrophy or what is commonly called bone spurring, thickening of ligaments in the spine and central disc herniations. It is often an injury which brings out the symptoms of stenosis.

Symptoms of stenosis of the spine may include pain in the legs which is triggered by prolonged standing or walking and often relieved by walking or sitting in a forward bent posture. Patients may also experience numbness, tingling, and hot or cold sensations in the legs. Muscle weakness and spasms are a common symptom as well.

Spinal stenosis is diagnosed based upon the patient’s history of symptoms, the physical examination and imaging studies that are done. MRI of the spine is especially useful for visualizing stenosis and confirming the diagnosis. Electrodiagnostics which include electromyograms and nerve conduction velocity studies are a better predictor of disability related to spinal stenosis and can better evaluate how the nerves in the lower extremities are functioning.

Treatment of spinal stenosis is based upon the cause. Tumors, fractures, infections are best treated medically. Degenerative or biomechanical causes are best treated conservatively and often respond very well to chiropractic treatment. In severe cases, where other approaches have failed to manage the symptoms, surgery may be required.

Chiropractic management of spinal stenosis may include physiotherapy modalities to help control pain, spasm and inflammation. Gentle adjustments to the spinal joints can help reduce biomechanical stress on the joints alleviating pressure on the exiting nerve roots.

Rehabilitative exercises to strengthen and stretch muscles critical to keeping the spine in good alignment and to keep the patient moving and functioning are taught to the patient. Weight control and good nutrition to help the body repair and lower pain and inflammatory responses in the body is another important focus of chiropractic management for spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis is a chronic condition that most often is not cured but managed over time. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is well trained to diagnose the condition as well the underlying cause of the spinal stenosis.

Arthritis Relief with Homeopathy

Homeopathy dynamically empowers the chiropractor with a comprehensive therapeutic armamentarium to help the majority of chronic degenerative health problems plaguing our society, including the many forms of arthritis.

Arthritis affects over 37,000,000 Americans. The broad spectrum of arthritis includes osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and related conditions, such as Ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, gout, Juvenile arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease, psoriatic arthritis, and Reiter’s syndrome.

Homeopathy equips the chiropractor to not only help the multiple symptoms of arthritis; it works deep within the body to correct the underlining causes in many cases. This powerful ability of homeopathy corrects the genetic predispositions we have acquired through a thousand years of our family tree. This remarkably in-depth correction comes through an incredible discovery in homeopathy called miasms. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann originally developed the concept of miasms as the “obstacle to the cure of disease”. Homeopathy can clear these miasms from our body – thus correcting the genetic predispositions we have to disease.

This phenomenally powerful therapy can not only correct the individual ‘s predisposition to a disease such as arthritis, but also help the offspring of that individual born after the deeper correction has been made!

Homeopathy uses minute doses of pure extracts from all realms of nature and activates the body to heal itself by correcting underlying causes of diseases rather than merely suppressing symptoms. There are many homeopathic ingredients that have stood the test of time – as they have been researched, tested and proven to provide relief from many of the painful associations with arthritis. An abridged summary of some of the most beneficial ones (as researched by William Boericke, MD, Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, 9th Edition) are as follows:

Actaea Spicata: (Baneberry) A rheumatic remedy, especially for small joints, e.g. wrist, fingers, knees, ankles and toes. Relieves spasmodic and throbbing pains in head, face, stomach, abdomen and extremities.

Arnica Montana: (Mountain Arnica) Muscular tonic for limbs, body aches and strained joints, with a tendency to tissue degeneration. Gout.

Bellis Perennis: (Daisy) Excellent remedy for sprains, bruises, rheumatic symptoms, sore joints and muscles, varicose veins.

Bryonia Alba: (White Bryony) Relieves soreness, weakness, stiffness, dizziness, rheumatic pains, swellings, irritability, physical weakness, and apathy.

Calcarea Carbonia: (Carbonate of Lime) Great remedy for impaired nutrition for glands, skin and bones. Relieves rheumatoid pains, rheumatism in lumbar region, swelling of joints (especially knees), and cramps in calves.

Calcarea Fluorica: (Fluoride of Lime) Powerful tissue remedy for hard, stony glands, varicose and enlarged veins and malnutrition of bones. For chronic lumbago, gouty enlargement of finger joints, depression and groundless fears.

Causticum: (Tinctura acris sine Kali) Action mainly in chronic rheumatic, arthritic and paralytic affections, indicated by pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues with deformities about the joints. For progressive loss of muscular strength, and relief of heaviness, weakness and unsteadiness of muscles.

Cimicifuga Racemosa: (Black Snake-Root) Especially useful in rheumatic, nervous subjects. For restless feeling and aching or jerking in limbs and muscular soreness. Also for depression and for nausea and vomiting caused by pressure on spine and cervical region.

Formicum Acidum: (Formic Acid) For arthritis, articular rheumatism, chronic gout and stiffness in joints. For weakness of lower extremities, pain in hips, nodes around joints, complaints of over lifting.

Hypericum Perforatum: (St. John’s Wort) Great remedy for nerve injuries. Relieves pain after operations, cramps in calves, pain in toes and fingers (especially in tips), joints that feel bruised, jerking and twitching of muscles. Useful for puncture wounds.

Ledum Palustre: (Wild Rosemary) Relieves throbbing in shoulder, cracking in joints, swollen ankles, rheumatism, gouty pains shooting through feet, limbs and joints.

Magnesia Phosphorica: (Magnesium Phosphate) Anti-spasmodic remedy. For neuralgic pains, cramps in calves and sciatica, weakness in arms and hands, and general muscular weakness. Especially suited for languid, exhausted subjects.

Phytolacca Decandra: (Poke-root) For aching, soreness, restlessness and prostration, rheumatic pains, pain in under side of thighs; pain in legs, ankles, feet. Relief of stiff back.

Pulsatilla: (Wind Flower) For intense pain in thighs, hips, knees and legs with restlessness, sleeplessness and chilliness. Relieves numbness around elbow.

Rhododendron Chrysanthum: (Snow Rose) Relieves rheumatic and gouty symptoms with swollen joints, rheumatic tearing in limbs, stiffness of neck, pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, toe joints, and pain involving dental nerves.

Rhus Toxicodendron: (Poison Ivy) For rheumatic pains spread over a large surface. Relieves swelling of joints, tingling in feet, pains in tendons and ligaments, pain and stiffness in small of back, loss of power in forearm and fingers, and state of being listless and sad.

Ruta Graveolens: (Rue) Relieves pain in small of back and loins, bones of feet and ankles, pain and stiffness in wrists and hands, contraction of fingers, and great restlessness.

Salicylicum Acidum: (Salicylic Acid) Useful for swollen, painful knees and acute rheumatism. For sciatica and vertigo.

Symphytum Officinale: (Comfrey Root) For injuries to sinews, tendons and the periosteum. Acts on joints, neuralgia of knee, perineum and bones.

Needless to say, arthritis is a painful and often debilitating disease. However, with application of the appropriate homeopathic remedies, many patients can find relief that allows them to live their lives filled with more happiness and contentment than they ever imagined.

Although these are some of the more common remedies for arthritis, there are over a hundred other remedies to consider when uncovering the various underlining causes associated with arthritis. I recommend using homeopathic formulas designed to address the many possible causes and predispositions to arthritis.

Cure For Lower Back Pain – How You Can Go "Medieval" on Your Pain and Outmaneuver it Today!

The most common reason why lower back pain thrives is due to fact that many people ignore it until it is too late. I sincerely hope that this is not the case for you because you can actually access a fantastic cure for lower back pain today if you act quickly.

Lower back pain can be caused by many things. A few of these include; automobile injury to the back, a tensed muscle, a pinched sciatic nerve which results due to the inflammation of surrounding muscles, menstrual cramps, fibroid tumors, endometriosis, osteoporosis or osteoarthritis, excess weight, lack of exercise, infections, slipped discs, smoking, and so on.

So now that we know what the causes might be, how do we get rid of the pain already? Well, read on…

You can start by performing low impact exercise routines particularly yoga. Yoga is often mistaken to be only useful as a calming exercise; this is not the case at all. Performing yoga routines can help to relieve lower back pain and strengthen your bones and your spine. If you achieve these, then your spine and bones will become more pliant and more able to resist stress.

Did I hear you say; “but yoga is not medieval?” Well, I hope I did not because you can bet your farm on the fact that it is. And then there is more…

Calcium – “For strong bones and teeth” and also for strengthening your cartilage too. Make sure that you incorporate a lot of calcium into your daily diet so that you are fortified enough to counteract the pain.

And now for the real medieval stuff: Herbs…

If you think that herbs are new, then you really have another “think” coming. Herbs have been around since the Garden of Eden. For those who do not know what the Garden of Eden is (or where it is at), then allow me to state the previous statement in another way: Herbs have been around since the beginning of time…

They have been proven to be very effective in curing a lot of conditions and ailments since then so much so that they have formed the base compounds of many of today’s effective drugs.

To cure lower back pain, you might want to opt for the following herbs; arthcare oil, lemon, turpentine Oil, potato, zanthoxylum clava herculis, German chamomile, burdock, devil’s claw, etcetera.

Herbs work as a temporary remedy for this condition, but you need to access a permanent cure right? If so, you need to read on to the next page where you will get access an innovative cure which thousands of former back pain sufferers used to stop their pain completely once and for all. Read on…

FACT: Most conventional treatments for back trouble only work as a temporary band aid solution; they all fail to work in the long run!

Simple Sore Throat Home Remedies

Sore throat appears unpredictably and sometimes can really hinder our productivity at work. The following is a list of home made remedies you can consider as you try to fight the sore throat

1. Make some tea using grated ginger and water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground Cayenne pepper and cook this all up. It is advisable to stir the solution because the pepper may settle. This remedy is also very good for coughs and can be taken before bedtimes when you have a cold

2. Gently lick a spoon of Minooka Honey of at least 15+ to 18+ UMF. The sore throat will go before the end of the day. It works well with even the worst and most painful sore throats. Good luck as you try this one out.

3. Try pure squeezed lemon juice. Lemon contains citric acid which can help relieve the swollen parts.

4. Aspergum solution. This gum has aspirin which is an antibacterial agent.

5. Take a shot of whisky or tequila with a little bit of honey to knock out the taste. Let it sit in the back of your throat for 10-15 seconds and then swallow.

6. Take lemon tea and chamomile, then mix it with honey and lemon. Boil the solution and then gently sip it.

7. Prepare a cup of beet juice and add two tablespoons of honey. Mix the solution and heat it for about one minute. Drink this solution gently for about fifteen minutes.

8. Go in to the bathroom and close the door. Then turn on the tap as hot as it can get. Afterwards inhale the steam being produced.

9. Try taking probiotics. Take the capsule and split it to take the powder portion out into a small cup. Add about 4 ounces of water and start gargling. Make sure you don’t taste the probiotics and in a matter of minutes the problem will be solved

10. Take a peroxide cup and ensure you pour the same into cap of Listerine. Fill the rest of said with Listerine and do the gargling until finished. Do this once in the morning and once before bed. This can relieve pain and help get rid of your sore.

11. Try heating milk and add a tea spoon of butter and honey then sprinkle a pinch of sugar.

12. Take a glass of regular vinegar and gargle it all Get it as far back into the throat as possible without swallowing. Do this continually till the pain goes away.

13. Slice some garlic into thin slices. Try sucking on them, and slowly slide them down into your throat and finally swallow them. This solution may burn your throat but its worth while trying

In conclusion, a quick sore throat remedy that most people use is trying to brush their mouth a little deeper than usual. This would remove any residue that lies in the mouth.

White Spots on Tonsils? How to Remove Them

If you’ve looked into the mirror lately and noticed some white spots on your tonsils then you have probably run to the doctor or to a friend to inform them that you have some sort of horrible tonsil disease.

Is it chicken tonsil pox? Tonsil acne perhaps? Maybe it’s a tonsil mosquito bite.

Don’t stress out. It’s not chicken-tonsil pox, nor is it tonsil acne and, unless you have been eating mosquitoes for breakfast, it is not a tonsil mosquito bite.

It most likely is tonsil stones.

Tonsils stones are not life threatening, nor are they that dangerous. They are, however, extremely annoying. This is because those white spots on your tonsils are actually nasty balls of bacteria, mouth debris and old food particles stuck together to form a putrid ball of YUCK!

These stones are not an infection of the tonsils or a throat irritation. They occur simply because food and mouth bacteria form together and get stuck in your tonsil crypts, or your tonsil crevices. Everyone has crevices in their tonsils just like everyone has pores on their face.

While some people have larger pores and are prone to acne, other people have larger tonsil crypts and are prone to these stones.

Luckily there is a way to get rid of these tonsil stones.

These white spots on your tonsils need to know who is the boss – and that’s you. There are several different methods when it comes to removing your these stones. You can try to cough or hack them out.

If you can squeeze your throat together, you may be able to pop them out of place. You can also gargle them out with salt water. Another common method is to scrape them out using a toothpick or a cotton swap. You can also take a syringe to the tonsil stones and spray them out.

Whatever you choose to do to get rid of those white spots, keep in mind that they very smelly when they finally do come out. You will need to wash your hands and mouth after handling them. Try to avoid the urge to pop these little suckers, even though you might want to. You should also keep these white balls away from your nose — they most certainly do not smell like white roses.

So now that you know that you don’t have chicken tonsil pox you can take the appropriate measures kick those white spots on your tonsils to the curb.

Hypo-Hyperthyroid – Some Causes of Being Overweight Or Hyperactive – Endomorph, Ectomorph, Mesomorph

The second article is an important one. It is important for many reasons. Well, the first one is obvious, since it is one of the causes of being overweight, but the second is because I myself, have the disease. Hypothyroidism hits millions of Americans every year. Women can suffer from a mild temporary hypothyroidism, especially after their first child.

I’ve been dealing with this disease since my birth. Although it is under control, this disease has made me suffer many weight variations throughout my teenage years. From gaining 30 pounds, to losing them, I became the “Elastic Man”, some kind of national hero, I guess.

Lucky for me, I haven’t seen any stretch marks on my body from gaining and losing this weight. For those who can’t quite understand their weight increase, I recommend making an appointment with an endocrinologist (gland specialist) and having a blood test to check it.

How does the thyroid work? I am not a thyroid specialist, however, having that disease made me do a lot of research on it. Are you all ready? It’ll be technical.

Thyroid hormones enhance oxygen consumption of most body tissues and increase the basal metabolic rate and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Thus, they exert a profound influence on every organ system and are of great importance in the development of the central nervous system. Through the hormones it produces, the thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body. Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter that needs no treatment to life-threatening cancer. The most common thyroid problems involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Too much of these vital body chemicals results in a condition known as hyperthyroidism. Insufficient hormone production leads to hypothyroidism. Although the effects can be unpleasant or uncomfortable, most thyroid problems can be managed well if properly diagnosed and treated.

What Causes Them?

All types of hyperthyroidism are due to an overproduction of thyroid hormones, but the condition can occur in several ways: In Graves’ disease, the release of excess hormones is triggered by an autoimmune disorder. For reasons that yet remain unknown, the body attacks the thyroid and causes it to spill out too much hormone. At other times, nodules called toxic adenomas develop in the thyroid gland and begin to secrete thyroid hormones, upsetting the body’s chemical balance; some goiters may contain several of these nodules. Although rare, hyperthyroidism can also develop from pituitary gland malfunctions or from cancerous growths in the thyroid gland.

Hypothyroidism, by contrast, stems from an underproduction of thyroid hormones. Since your body’s energy production requires certain amounts of thyroid hormones, a drop in hormone production leads to lower energy levels. Hypothyroidism can also result when the thyroid gland has been surgically removed or chemically destroyed a treatment for hyperthyroidism. And if you are exposed to excessive amounts of iodide – perhaps from a hidden source such as cold and sinus medicines or from certain medical tests – you may be at greater risk for developing hypothyroidism, especially if you had thyroid problems in the past. If left untreated for long periods, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone injections.

Hypothyroidism poses a special danger to newborns and infants. A lack of thyroid hormones in the system at an early age can lead to the development of cretinism (mental retardation) and dwarfism (stunted growth). Most infants now have their thyroid levels checked routinely soon after birth. If they are hypothyroid, treatment begins immediately.

In infants, as in adults, hypothyroidism can be due to a pituitary disorder, a defective thyroid, or lack of the gland entirely. Usually, a hypothyroid infant is inactive and quiet, has a poor appetite and sleeps for excessively long periods.

How can you determine if you suffer from either one of these diseases? Well, just like in the case of other medical problems, you will inevitably recognize some symptoms and your body will not be in full harmony. What are the symptoms then?

Hyperthyroidism:

o Weight loss despite increased appetite (I guess 40% of our population would love to suffer from hyperthyroidism). Increased heart rate, higher blood pressure, nervousness, and excessive perspiration.

o Muscle weakness, trembling hands.

o Development of a goiter (presenting as a swelling on the neck).

Hypothyroidism:

o Increased weight gains, lack of energy, need to sleep more than usual.

o Lethargy, slower mental processes.

o Reduced heart rate.

o Increased sensitivity to cold.

o Tingling or numbness in the hands.

o Mild to severe pain in the thyroid gland.

o Thyroid feels tender to the touch.

o Pain when swallowing or turning your head

What is the next step after noticing these symptoms? GO SEE A DOCTOR. Many of us would rather watch a football game rather than sit down at the doctor’s office. But let’s face it, it’s your health. Your endocrinologist can diagnose hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by testing the levels of thyroid hormones in your blood. He or she will measure hormone secreted by the thyroid itself and of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a chemical released by the pituitary gland that triggers hormone production in the thyroid. When you are hypothyroid, higher quantities of TSH are circulating in your blood as your body attempts to foster increased production of thyroid hormones. The reverse is true with hyperthyroidism in which TSH levels are below normal and circulating thyroid-hormone levels are high. The normal level should vary between 0 and 4. Above that level, you might suffer from hypo-thyroidism- and below the normal level from hyperthyroidism.

Thyroid hormone production can be suppressed or halted completely with a radioactive iodide treatment, antithyroid medication, or surgery. If you doctor decides that radioactive treatment is best, you have to swallow a tablet or liquid containing radioactive iodide in amounts large enough to damage the cells of your thyroid gland and limit or destroy their ability to produce hormones. Occasionally more than one treatment is needed to restore normal hormone production, and many patients develop hypothyroidism because of this procedure.

Moreover, yes, you will be radioactive. You will probably be put in “quarantine” for several days and not get close to any family member. You wouldn’t want to be another “Chernobyl”, would you? Unless, of course, you dislike your wife or husband and in this case you can always keep it a secret and let her or him be irradiated as well. Let’s move on…

After the normal six hours wait at your doctor’s office, the doctor places an instrument over your neck to measure how much of the radioactive iodide has gathered in your thyroid. If the results of this test suggest that the gland is collecting excessive amounts of iodide, the doctor may then conduct a radioactive iodide uptake scan. In this test, the doctor uses a special film to create a picture that shows the exact location of the radioactive iodide in your thyroid gland. The scan will reveal, for example, if the iodide is collecting in adenomas, indicating that the nodules are responsible for the excess hormone. If the scan shows that the iodide is spread equally throughout the tissue, the whole thyroid is involved in the excess production.

Some doctors believe that blood tests may not be sensitive enough to detect milder forms of hypothyroidism. Instead, they advocate monitoring your body’s basal (resting) temperature. To track your basal temperature accurately, you must closely follow certain guidelines: Shake the thermometer below 95° F at night and place it where you can reach it without getting out of bed. The following morning, before you get out of bed, take your temperature under your armpit for 10 minutes while staying as still as possible. Keep records of your temperature for at least three days. (Women should do this during the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, as their basal temperature may rise during the latter half.) The normal basal body temperature ranges between 97.4° F and 97.8° F.

If your basal temperature is consistently low, you could be mildly hypothyroid. If you have one or more adenomas, your doctor will want to keep careful records of when they were first found and how they develop, since not all adenomas produce excess thyroid hormone. In fact, most of these nodules are not malignant, especially if they remain the same size over long intervals. (Cancerous tissue, by contrast, will undergo noticeable growth.) Nodules that appear suddenly are typically fluid-filled cysts and are often benign. They can be evaluated with a non-invasive ultrasound exam. If blood tests indicate that, the nodules are producing excess thyroid hormone, and if you have other symptoms, your doctor will treat you for hyperthyroidism.

What are the available treatments out there for the disease?

For thyroid disorders stemming from the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones, both conventional and alternative treatments offer varied methods to restore hormone levels to their proper balance. Conventional treatments rely mainly on drugs and surgery. Alternative treatments attempt to relieve some of the discomfort associated with thyroid problems, or improve the function of the thyroid gland through a variety of approaches ranging from diet supplements and herbal remedies to lifestyle changes and special exercises. You should always receive a professional evaluation for any thyroid disorder; most of these conditions require a course of treatment beyond the scope of home-care alone.

Treating hyperthyroidism requires suppressing the manufacture of thyroid hormone while hypothyroidism demands hormone replacement. Conventional medicine offers extremely effective techniques for lowering, eliminating, or supplementing hormone production. Before you decide which treatment is best for you, your doctor will make an evaluation based on your particular thyroid condition as well as your age, general health, and medical history.

Hypothyroidism calls for a lifelong regimen of thyroid replacement. No surgical techniques or conventional drugs can increase the thyroid’s hormone production once it slows. Although hormones from animal extracts are available, doctors generally prescribe synthetic forms of thyroid hormone, such as synthroid. Side effects are rare, but some people experience nervousness or chest pain while taking these drugs. Usually adjusting the levels of medication will alleviate any unpleasant effects. If you have diabetes, make sure that you and your doctor discuss any possible interactions or other complications.

Diabetes and Self Help Plus Spiritual Healing

It’s an insidious disease and those who suffer from it may have this handicap for the remainder of their lives, but it doesn’t have to be that way. One doesn’t suddenly wake up with diabetes as there is an onset stage. Type 2 is the most common and it affects children as well as adults and it can be reversed. Symptoms occur long before diagnosis and healing through the Spirit is also possible.

Sugar and overweight conditions cause it and obesity is rampant. Latest reports show there are more people obese than underweight people in the world today. This is a serious statistic and the reasons may be less obvious that the craving one has for fast food and sugar loaded drinks.

A few years ago my doctor took some tests that suggested I was border-line diabetic. My grandmother suffered from it and the genes run in the family. Like everything, however, the trigger for onset of a genetically inherited disease is usually environment. At that time in my life my days were spent writing.

Following my reincarnation the Spirit of the Universe, the only God, called me to tear down the wall of churches and bring in the harvest. That is because we are nearing the end of the day. The next few years were spent mostly writing, researching, and studying. For the first time in my life I was not running around and doing normal exercise.

Gradually the weight built up but my work took my mind off what was happening. When the doctor produced the report about diabetes it took me no time at all to change my life-style. Sugar was out and other things that help to increase weight were eliminated from my diet, such as lamb, sausages, red meat, jam, and so on. Making my own bread meant that the amount of salt and sugar in it is controlled.

The Spirit has healed me of many conditions and it works through me to heal others. Even broken bones heal in a few seconds when the power flows. To engage that energy one needs to be removed from all religious influence and to turn to God with a longing for the truth. Breaking the link to the Spirit is why the world is suffering and religions are to blame.

Whereas once a craving for chocolate, ice-cream, and jam increased my sugar intake but when the Spirit took over the craving for these things disappeared. Exercise is back on the agenda and my weight is slowly declining. Recent blood tests show no sign of excess sugar in my blood and the fatty liver problem has gone as well.

The Spirit heals its own and it is combing the world for those who have lost their way. Following my reincarnation and with a strong link to the Spirit it commissioned me to tear down the wall that blinds and deafens people to reality and to bring in the harvest as we are in the last days. Healing miracles returning those who are lost to the real God and through disease like diabetes, which has no medical cure, it demonstrates that it is the Power of the Universe.

Why It’s Important to Prevent Childhood Obesity

There are a lot of things to consider when dealing with a touchy topic such as childhood obesity. The kids are touchy about it. They know what they look like and reminders aren’t always appreciated. The parents are touchy because they think it shows that they have bad parenting skills. The rest of society is touchy because they don’t necessarily want to do what it will take to stop the epidemic. Here are a few reasons we might want to take the touchy part out of it.

1) Bullies: Any child who is different is going to be a target for bullying. While more and more of our children are overweight, those who stand out in that category are going to be dead on bullseye. Being teased and tormented doesn’t help in any way, shape or form. In fact it’s harmful because the child may turn to food for comfort, making the problem worse.

2) Eating Disorders: People, especially children, want to fit in. Once a child has discovered that overeating is the cause (or one of them) for being out of the ordinary, they may try any number of methods to stop. Unfortunately, these methods can lead to bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders.

3) Education: A miserable child may have difficulties concentrating on what he or she is trying to learn. The focus may be inward, which makes listening and focusing on classwork extremely difficult.

4) Health Issues: This is the most important reason we need to protect our children from weight related issues. Young people in their early twenties are having strokes and heart attacks. Children are being treated for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes in growing numbers. Being overweight can cut years off of a life, and cause life altering conditions.

5) Self Esteem: Even without bullying, self esteem is going to suffer. All it takes is a mirror and the television set. Knowing that you are over the weight limit can cause poor body image. This can lead to depression and sometimes to serious problems. Some may become cutters, and some have committed suicide over this issue.

6) National Security: Because of the health issues caused by obesity, many men and women who want to join the military are being turned away. This matter has been brought up on news reports, and it is something to pay attention to. If our military has trouble getting new recruits, how are we going to be able to defend ourselves?

While everyone can help deal with this issue, the greatest burden is on parents. Instead of knocking them about having overweight children, we should offer them the support they need to make educated decisions on what their children consume and do.

Penis Rash Q and A – How a Penis Health Cream Can Help

Ask a group of men where they would least like to experience a rash on their body, and most, if not all of them will point to the penis. Unfortunately, skin is skin, and the same irritants that can affect the rest of the body can also lead to penis rash, as well as itching, burning, and redness. To help identify the causes of some unpleasant penis symptoms, some common conditions affecting the delicate male skin are discussed in the following Q&A. In addition, some tips for banishing an itchy rash and leaving behind soft, healthy penis skin are offered.

Q: Can men really get yeast infections?

A: They sure can. While many people think of yeast infection as a female affliction, everyone – men included – has Candida yeast spores on their skin. When the body’s chemistry changes, or an ideal environment is present (think warm, moist and dark), the spores can kick into overdrive. In men, this can result in penis symptoms like an itchy, red rash; fissures in the skin, a whitish discharge, and swelling. Treatment with an over-the-counter antifungal is generally effective; men who are in a sexual relationship should ask their partners to undergo treatment, as well, to prevent passing the infection back and forth.

Q: What does jock itch look like?

A: Jock itch, known medically as tinea cruris, is another type of fungal infection caused by an organism that is similar to the one that causes athlete’s foot. The infection generally appears as red, spreading rash that may have a well-defined border; this can be extremely itchy and uncomfortable. Jock itch is more frequently found around the groin, inner thighs, and scrotum than on the penis, but some men have experienced penis rash as a result of tinea cruris. The condition is treated with anti-fungal creams, powders or sprays.

Q: Could it be an allergy?

A: Yes, there are a number of irritants that can cause an allergic reaction on the penile skin. Latex is a top contender in this category, but insect bites, laundry detergents, toxic plants, personal cleansing products, fragrances, and even certain fabrics can cause an allergic skin reaction. Men who suspect a skin allergy should wash the area thoroughly, avoid contact with any possible irritants, and see a doctor for testing and treatment. Antihistamines are often used to help men deal with allergic reactions on the penile skin.

Q: Do psoriasis and eczema affect the penis?

A: They can, and men who have experienced one of these conditions elsewhere on the body should be on the lookout if a penis rash does occur. An itchy, peeling, red, flat rash can indicate either one of these, and related rashes can come and go periodically. A doctor can advise on the best course of treatment, which usually involves managing the symptoms. Cortisone creams may help, although these can cause additional skin problems; some patients have experienced good results from the application of vitamins A and/or E.

Q: Does a penis health cream really benefit the penis?

A: In general, yes. A high-quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can be a good way to keep the skin in good condition and even improve its appearance. In many cases, men who have experienced a loss of sensation have reported an increase in sensitivity after using a penis vitamin cream. A product containing botanical moisturizers such as Shea butter, as well as skin-friendly nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, can help to soothe distressed penile skin, relieve penis symptoms like dryness and irritation, and leave the dermal tissue feeling soft, smooth and supple. Before using any topical cream or ointment, though, it is important to check with a doctor, and creams should never be applied to broken skin or open sores.