What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

It's important that you understand Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, especially if you or someone you love has been diagnosed. Do you know that the symptoms are and what the possible treatments are? It will be important that you take the time to learn this.

Athetoid cerebral palsy is sometimes referred to as "dyskinetic" and the symptoms typically show up before the child is one year old. If your child has this condition, it will be important for you to learn as much as you can about it. This type of CP affects about ten to twenty percent of all patients with cerebral palsy. It happens when the cerebellum or the basal ganglia has some kind of damage done to it. This is the part of the brain that controls the movement of the person as well as body posture, coordination and smooth movement.

Basically, the whole body is affected with athetoid CP. It is different from spastic cerebral palsy in that it is marked by a movement disorder of the muscles. The child will have no vertical stability. There are some important things to note about the child with athetoid CP. First, they are usually more intelligent than an average normal child. However, the child with athetoid CP will have troubles holding a toothbrush or pen or even scratching his nose. He will need to concentrate extra hard on muscle coordination just to try to make the muscles obey his commands.

Drooling is a common symptom and the face will contort and grimace as the child has no control of how the muscles of the face move around. They are sometimes said to have the appearance of a dancer since the muscles of the arms and legs will move around uncontrollable. However, this movement is deceptive because the muscles are not actually capable of bearing the weight of the child for him to stand. The knees bend inwards often, making it difficult to sit or to walk upright.

One of the most important points of treating children with Athetoid cerebral palsy is to help them relocate their center of gravity. It's important to begin physical training as early as possible to help the child learn to control their muscles and to prevent the muscles from becoming weak or rigid.

To understand how his type of CP affects the child you need to look at it like this-it is actually a combination of muscle tone that is too high and too low. Sometimes it is tight and rigid and other times it is too loose and weak. Physical therapy can help the child learn to control this as much as possible and to tone the muscles so that they are more even matched.

The child with athetiod cerebral palsy will become frustrated because his intelligence is telling him to do things one way but his body does not want to cooperate. When stress levels are high, it can make the condition's symptoms worse. Another part of treatment is learning to manage stress as well as possible. The only time the symptoms will go away completely is when the child is asleep.

How to Avoid Paralysis, Even Although the World is Spinning

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin

Did you happen to see the October 15th, Associated Press article titled "Brain Cells Revive Paralyzed Wrists: Even Single Cell Enough for Activity"? This article, by Malcolm Ritter, described a recent breakthrough in research which allowed two pigtail monkeys to regain the use of paralleled muscles.

In the study, recently reported in the journal "Nature" by Chet Moritz and colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle, the monkeys were able to use their paralleled muscles to continue playing their video games by learning to control a single brain cell. Dawn Taylor of Case Western, who was not involved in this research but studies the concept of using brain signals to overcome paralysis, described these results as "an important step forward."

The research is remarkable, but what was even more intriguing was the title and the idea behind it, in light of what we are currently experiencing in our work and our world. People are paralyzed. Whether from fear, indecision or feeling overwhelmed by the sense of total lack of control created by the wildly gyrating stock market and economy, they are, in many cases, simply frozen. Not moving forward. Not making decisions. Not making investments in projects, ideas, even in themselves.

It strikes me that if monkeys can overcome temporary paralysis with a single brain cell, we should be able, as individuals, as organizations and as a country, to begin shake it off. Are you affected, in whole or in part by paralysis? If so, what is one small step that you can take to free yourself and begin to do the things that are consistent with your long term goals, vision and plan?

Coaching Tips:

1) Stay the course. If the fundamentals of your plan are still solid, keep doing what you need to do to move forward toward your long term goals. Focus on the day-to-day activities that you need to do and do not make major changes or rash decisions based on fear or anxiety.

2) Look for opportunities. Whenever there is a crisis, there are opportunities. Look for them, identify those that make sense for you, and, if you decide to move on them, move quickly.

3) Limit your exposure to all the bad news. It's important to know what's going on. It's not useful to saturate yourself with bad news. Avoid checking your financial statements daily. Limit the amount of time you spend each day watching or listening to the news on TV, radio, and other electronic sources.

4) If you are a leader, model leadership. Leaders are always key in times of crisis. Others look to you for how they should respond. Model courage, patience, creativity and calm rather than panic. Your leadership will help others extricate themselves from their tailspin, and help them see the current situation as part of a larger picture, not a source of panic and paralysis.

History of the Honda CB125 Motorcycle

In the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles were becoming a common sight on UK streets. Simple machines with excellent fuel efficiency, they were also much cheaper than the larger UK bikes or US imports. The CB125 entered the arena in 1972 as a basic commuter motorcycle that could also quicken your heartbeat! A single-cylinder, four-stroke bike, the CB125 had an overhead camshaft (OHC) engine with a 122 cc displacement (increased to 124 cc in 1976).

Honda designed this to be a rev-happy engine, with a 9500 rpm red line encouraging you to twist the throttle. For a small motorcycle in the 1970s, it performed brilliantly. Riders managed to cross 65 mph at top speed, while the bike could effortlessly cruise at 55 mph. A real beauty, the Honda CB125 engine could last forever, provided you kept a close eye on the oil levels. Most owners stuck to oil changes every 1000 km to keep everything in tip-top condition.

The Honda CB125 provided exciting performance to the average biker, yet managed to stay frugal. Part of the reason was that it was light with a kerb weight of less than 90 kgs. Depending on how it was ridden, a 1970s Honda CB125 could manage over 40 kilometres on a single litre of petrol. The 5-speed transmission also helped improve both control and mileage. With a torque of something like 18.5 bhp @ 9000 rpm, the Honda CB125 was a versatile motorcycle that could be used for commuting, work or just riding pleasure!

Honda did not make a lot of variants and most survivors bear CB125, CB125S and CB125J designations. Interestingly, the US-manufactured models (1976-89) all carry the Honda CB125S model designation. In any cases, the changes were minor, such as the upgrade of the electrical system from 6V to 12V in the 1980s. Also, from 1974-79 the CB125 came with disc brake as standard for the front wheel. Later models reverted back to the rather weak drum brakes, a strange decision for such a zippy motorcycle.

The last Honda CB125 rolled out of a US manufacturing plant in 1989 but its legacy lives on. Near-clones of the Honda B125 still zoom around some countries. It’s also an admired classic motorcycle with many loyal long-term owners. Simple to use and maintain, you can often spot this very efficient bike at used motorcycle sales. A Honda CB125 in good condition still attracts a lot of attention from collectors and bike restorers.

Natural Remedies for Premature Ejaculation

In sex, as in life, every man would like to last a little longer. But some of them reach orgasm and ejaculate faster than you might think, usually one to four minutes after beginning intercourse.

This is premature ejaculation because it occurs before a man desires it and without control. It may be caused by problems such as prostatitis or urinary tract infections. But experts say that more often it has a psychological basis.

A lot of health professionals agree there are natural remedies that may help prevent premature ejaculation. Some of these remedies are available in many health food stores.

Angelica is a plant that can grow up to 6 feet tall. It’s scientific and common names:Archangelica officinalis, Angelicaarchangelica, garden angelica, angelique, root of the holy ghost, wild angelica, wild licorice, European angelica. Generally the part used for medicinal purposes is the root. When applied directly to the skin of the penis, Angelica oil or cream have been used to treat premature ejaculation.

Men prone to premature ejaculation may benefit from regular use of the California flower essence Hibiscus. Tension and lack of emotional connection are often underlying reasons why a male partner has sexual problems. The plant helps man relax and restores warmth to the sexual relationship.

Psoralea corylifolia, Cullen corylifolium or Bu Gu Zhi by its common name, is an Asian (China; India; Nepal; Vietnam,Iran) perennial plant growing to 0.6m. Bu Gu Zhi seed is anthelmintic, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiac, cytotoxic, deobstruent, diaphoretic, diuretic, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It is used in the treatment of febrile diseases, premature ejaculation, impotence, lower back pains, frequent urination, incontinence, bed wetting etc

Ho Shou Wu (Fo ti) is an extremely important herb in the Chinese system This remarkable herb possesses properties similar to ginseng. It’s ability to increase energy, preserve youth and restore impaired sexual functioning has made it a favorite ingredient in Chinese patent medicine. It is used for impotence, infertility, premature ejaculation, premature senility. Is believed to tone blood and improve sperm count.

Special note Because The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not inspect or regulate the use or prescription of natural remedies, FDA does not approve their use for treatments.

Along with desirable effects, natural remedies may cause some unwanted side effects. Some side effects may go away as your body adjusts to the remedy but some of them may be very serious. Tell your health care provider if you have any side effects that continue or get worse.

A Way to Avoid Premature Ejaculation and Attain Ejaculatory Control

The following is a technique for increasing male sexual stamina and controlling the timing of ejaculation. I developed this technique through years of testing and perfecting; it is highly effective for me and I hope you will find the same success. Using this technique, I have transformed myself from a premature-ejaculating, low-confidence individual into a sexually confident person capable of sustaining a maximal erection for as long as I wish followed by an enormously satisfying ejaculation; you can do the same and please the lover(s) in your life. My goal with regard to sharing this technique is to help make the world a better place by enabling more people to have more confidence and pleasure through a more satisfying sex life. This technique is ridiculously simple, as many effective things tend to be, but it will require some practice and knowledge; mastering the basics doesn’t take much time at all. There are some very similar techniques out there, but most of them I’ve seen tend to make things too complicated or just didn’t work for me. This technique has the power to seriously enhance both your pleasure and the pleasure you are capable of delivering to others, and I hope you give it a try.

To start, you must recognize the physical mechanism that causes eventual ejaculation. During arousal and erection, you have a natural tendency to “flex” your penis because it heightens your pleasure; this tendency is strongest during a thrusting motion (pushing in), as opposed to a retreating motion (pulling out). You may not be aware of this now, but pay attention and you will notice that you do flex your penis during intercourse or masturbation; these are the Pubococcygeus (PC) muscles flexing. This is key. The flexing mechanism is the basic means of ejaculating or not, as you wish; it’s that simple. Don’t flex them, and you can prolong sex. Other people also use the PC muscles to achieve various results including multiple male orgasms, but these techniques involve consciously flexing the PC muscles, which I have found to hasten ejaculation. As long as you are at a “normal” level of arousal, not extreme arousal, you can simply choose not to flex your penis and maintain that level of arousal indefinitely; with practice you can maintain very high levels of arousal by alternating between flexing and refraining. You can still thrust your abdominal muscles while refraining from flexing your PC muscles; you do not have to stop moving or stop thinking about the sexy sex you’re having. When the time comes to climax, perhaps when your partner is having an orgasm, simply resume flexing your penis with each thrust and you will usually ejaculate in less than a minute.

It seems very simple, but there are some additional things you must know to ensure success. You must practice this in order to get the hang of what level of arousal is perfect for you, not too much or too little. To maintain this level, you may need to flex the PC muscles occasionally to raise arousal, but be wary of going too far and reaching the “point of no return,” which can really sneak up on you if you’re not careful with this technique. Practice, and then practice more. Practice while masturbating or even try a realistic vagina simulator to more accurately replicate real sex. Be aware of your mental arousal as well and adjust accordingly. In other words, when you know you are highly aroused, don’t flex, and when you are moderately aroused, go ahead and flex with each thrust as usual; but again, be careful because there can be a “delayed response” in your arousal when flexing that can send you to orgasm very quickly. Regularly ejaculating is also important. If times are slow, masturbate. Don’t hold out for the next lover in your life, because then you’re likely to be so aroused during the main event that you just “blow it.” Be confident that this works, because it does. The only problems arise when insufficient practice or getting too aroused too fast by flexing too much leads to premature ejaculation, which a lot of us are familiar with anyway. At first it may seem difficult to refrain from flexing your penis, but with practice it becomes easy; with enough practice, you can maintain a very high level of arousal without ever ejaculating until you choose to begin flexing your PC muscles aggressively with each thrust.

Please note that if this particular method doesn’t work for you even after a lot of persistent practice, just try something else and have faith that you’ll find what works for you.

Best regards, and may this technique serve your sex life well. If more men get better in bed then more women will be sexually satisfied as well; more sexual satisfaction generally means more happiness, more happiness makes happier places.

Women's Preferred Penis Size: It's Complicated

Nothing with women is cut-and-dried, right? And that's a good thing, especially when it comes to women's preferred penis size. While there is a reported preference for the size of one's sausage, it does not necessarily relate to a man's sexual prowess or a woman's satisfaction. Read on to learn about a plethora of penis size statistics and what the ideal penis is, but also about what makes a man a good lover (Spoiler Alert: It's not all about penis size).

Global Penis Size

Could penis sizes differ globally? The rates by country indicate it's sometimes by a lot! The Congo sports skyscraper schlongs at a whopping 7.1 inches. Germany follows with 5.7 inches in the lederhosen. American rounds out at a nice solid five. After that, numbers trend down as the Philippines puts up 4.3 inches and North and South Korea average 3.8 inches. So, it ventures to guess that a women's preferred penis size can differ by region.

Women's Preferred Penis Size: The Ideal Penis

In 2015, the University of California and the University of New Mexico put out a report on women's preferred penis size in the US, focusing on the "ideal penis." The results of such are quite interesting. Women remarked on two different factors for the ideal penis: the one they lived with everyday and the perfect penis for one-night stands. For everyday use, women's preferred penis size was 6.3 inches in height with 4.8 inches around. For one-night hook-ups, they preferred something a little bigger. A 6.4-inch penis is the penis of choice for hi-and-goodbye encounters.

Women's Preferred Penis Size: It's All in How It's Perceived

Researchers at UCLA and Cal State LA published a report about women's satisfaction rate with their partner's penis. Believe it or not, a staggering 84 percent were perfectly happy and satisfied with their man's meat. Just 14 percent of women would not mind something a bit bigger to fool around with while two percent would prefer to handle smaller goods.

This study expanded it's reach and instead of looking at rulers, it called a woman's perspective into question. While two-thirds of women agreed with their partners about their penises being "average," women were more likely to call their man's penis larger than they were to call it small. Remember, most women are not around a variety of penises all day – the perspective can be quite different from a man's. This makes the ideal penis totally subjective and literal in the eyes of the beholder.

It's More Than Just Size … It's the Total Package

Size is not destiny. Women widely bemoan the big dick, actually. More than men know. Many women who come into contact with a really big D have common complaints, most specifically selfishness and not really knowing how to use it. The large penis, sometimes, is so worshiped by society, men who have one have been known to be less attentive lovers. Again, this is not all men with larger appendages, but there's a lot of anecdotal chatter from the ladies on this.

Can a penis be too big? Yes, yes it can. That's why women's preferred size is not something like ten inches! Too much is sometimes too much. A really big penis can be quite painful for some women during intercourse and be complicated to please orally.

What can a man do if he is not packing 6.3 inches (or even if he is)? Be a great lover! Be attentive and in the moment. Give and receive pleasure generously. A man can also perfect his foreplay and oral skills to really impress a woman. Creativity and connection often means more to women than how many ticks a man meets on a ruler.

Another way to be attractive to woman is to have a well-groomed penis. Clean, fresh, and soft (until it's hard at least), a well-cared for penis is way more fun to handle and kiss. Thoroughly clean and rinse the member daily and use a specially formulated penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which has been clinically proven safe and mild for skin) to sport the most smooth, supple penis a woman has ever handled. Choose a crème that not only has natural ingredients like Shea butter, but also contains vitamins and nutrients which keep odors away and strengthen the member while boosting blood flow. That's the ideal penis for women.

Psoriasis Causes and Psoriasis Treatment

What Causes Psoriasis?

It is very important to understand the psoriasis causes. While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, recent research has shown that psoriasis is caused by a response in the immune system. Scientists believe that T cells trigger an infection in the skin, which results in excessive skin cell growth. T cells are a type of white blood cell that normally helps to protect the body against disease and infection.

It is believed that psoriasis is inherited in many people. Scientists still do not know how or why, but about one third of people with psoriasis have it in their family history. As an example, the risk of getting psoriasis increases if one parent has it. The risk is substantially higher if both parents have the disease.

Psoriasis will worsen and improve over time. For many people, it comes and goes. Triggers that are psoriasis causes include:

· Infections

· Stress

· Changes in climate that dry the skin

· Certain medications, such as beta-blockers, lithium, or depression drugs.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease of the skin. Psoriasis causes scaling and swelling of the skin. Normally, cells grow deep in the skin, and then slowly rise in about a month's time, to the surface. This process is called cell turnover. In people with psoriasis, this process will happen in a few days. This causes cells to pile up on the skins surface.

Psoriasis causes patches of thick, red skin covered with silvery scales. The patches, also called plaques, can itch or burn. They are often found on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, palms, face and soles of the feet. They can show up on almost any skin site.

Who Gets Psoriasis?

Anyone can get it. It is more common in adults than children, and men and women get it about equally.

Psoriasis Treatment

Treatment depends upon the severity of the disease, the size of the psoriasis patches, the type of psoriasis, and the reaction of the person to specific treatments.

Everyone reacts to treatments differently. So for many, treatment involves trial and error. You may need to keep trying different psoriasis treatments until an effective one is found.

There are three different types of treatment: Topical, Phototherapy, and Systemic Treatment.

Topical treatments involve creams and ointments applied directly to the skin. They help to reduce the swapping, suppress the immune system, and decrease cell turnover and the swelling.

Phototherapy is a light therapy. Many psoriasis sufferers find that ultraviolet light helps to relieve their psoriasis symptoms.

Systemic treatments are the strongest, and are usually used for the most sever cases of psoriasis. They are administrated by a shot, by doctors. They are usually not preferred because they affect your whole system, not just the psoriasis. The potential side effects should be discussed before treatment is begun.

Are You Too Irritable?

Being moderately irritable every once in a while is one thing, but feeling irritable for extended periods of time is another. To be irritable means that someone may be feeling overly sensitive to some kind of stimulation through one or more of their senses, such as sight or sound. For example, someone who is highly irritable may find the tapping of a keyboard more irritating than usual. It could be a sign that the individual exhibiting or feeling the sensitivity and irritability could have been overworked, exhausted, stressed or suffering from withdrawal when trying to stop an addiction. As mentioned before, many who suffer from some irritability may have a reasonable explanation for it and their feeling is only temporary; however, for those who do not seem to have an explanation for their irritable mood that seems to continue for an extended period of time, help might not be a bad idea.

When talking about a more serious case of irritation that never seems to come to an end, it could be caused by something else other than fatigue, too much work or lack of a vacation. It could be that the person is being affected by a stress they can not get away from, such as something more psychological. This is not to say there is anything wrong with the individual, just that irritation may be a symptom of a more serious situation. For instance, someone who is suffering from a type of depression may start to exhibit signs of increased irritation. In fact, increased irritability is a common symptom of many forms of depression. In this case, the depression needs to be addressed. Someone who is feeling more irritable should stop for a moment and just ask themselves because they may be feeling this way. If it is a friend, then sitting them down for a moment over a coffee and bringing their change in mood to their attention can be helpful for them; in either case, it can be a change that the irritated person may not fully realize. The first step to helping one's self or their friend is to get the person to admit there might be something wrong. The second step is to find the right kind of help. Ignoring or self-medicating the problem is not going to help. At most, it will only act as a temporary band-aid for a short while before becoming a part of the problem in the future.

While many will admit there might be something, like depression, causing their irritable moods, the idea of ​​going to a counselor or therapist in person is completely out of the question. Whatever the reason, whether it is discomfort or embarrassment, there is another alternative that many are more open to. Online counseling is becoming more popular every day. Not only is an online counselor easy to get a hold of, but a person can go through online therapy from the comfort of their own home. More are going online every day because it is easy, confidential and convenient.

Garden Shed Storage Construction

A garden shed storage is a structure, much like a regular cabinet, that holds all the garden tools and other garden things in one place. This is a good way of organizing all your gardening needs, and making your backyard look neater and more pleasant to the eyes.

There are many garden shed storages sold in the market. However, you can also build your own if you are on a budget. Also, sometimes it is better to build your own shed storage so you can customize the dimensions and materials accordingly. Follow simple steps in constructing a garden shed storage.

First delineate shed perimeter to identify the exact location and reduce mistakes. Using three 2×3 stakes, trace right angles and triangles to create impression of second perimeter. Attach strings in the triangle to form four-sided perimeter. The strings must cross over the corners of actual perimeter.

To concretely block foundation, use concrete pills or concrete slabs. Concrete pillows are elevated at at least 8 concrete piers buried below frontline. On the other hand concrete slabs are formed by digging hole and placing plywood and truss beams which will rest on the ground.

To build floor systems, floor joists must be arranged corresponding with the shed. Two parallel joists are marked for every 12 inches. Create right angle patterns using the triangle method. Brackets are nailed in the center and strings are also attached. Plywood is nailed to cover an entire surface of the floor. Ensure that plywood is perpendicular to joists.

Build walls one by one on the shed floor. Nail studies at both ends. Attach plywood panels to walls. Use temporary braces to hold up the wall until all of them are joined together. Nail four walls with each other.

Build rafters every 16 inches. Mark rafters where the truss beams will be placed. Cover with oriented strand board. Install the doors next.

As for windows, there are pre-built windows available. Install them next. Then install the roof

Generally garden sheds use 3 types of materials: metal, vinyl, and wood.

Metal is usually galvanized steel or aluminum coated with baked enamel finish to achieve toughness. They come in variety of colors and are easy to maintain.

Vinyl panels are tough and come with paintable steel doors. The structure withstands any type of weather and is also easy to maintain.

Wood possesses traditional look of barns. It has solid lumber frames and resemblances into a small house.

Some of the most popular accessories used in garden sheds are listed below.

Ramps are sturdy single story structure used to move equipments in and out the sheds like the lawn mower. It is usually made of wood or metal. Some ramps are wiser than lawn tractor tires.

Windows and skylights are used to increase natural light within the shed. Skylights are horizontal windows placed in the roof of the shed. It helps save money and energy. Shutters and window boxes are also available together with the windows.

Lofts are created as parking spaces for mowers. They are basically used as space for larger equipments.

Shelves are installed to serve as storage place for tools and other materials to achieved organization.

Work benches are important when shed is used as hobby shop or gardening area.

Beauty Tips For Children

Each time people mention beauty, they discuss it as if it were just for adults. Children bought to be beautiful too, and several people behave like it is a given. Should you be looking for ideas to help make your cute little button look better still, you have arrived at the best place.

Ensure that you feed them a healthy diet. Many people still find it okay for the children to consume what they desire being that they are usually very active, however this is a big mistake. You happen to be what eat, what exactly would you call a kid that eats unhealthy foods all the time? If your little one balks at eating healthy, inform them that this is the only way that they are going to grow up to become as healthy and wise as you are. Eating healthy has great benefits for your hair, teeth, nails and skin, therefore it is essential that they eat the proper foods.

Do not allow your son or daughter wear things that tend not to make them look good. It sounds terrible, particularly when you may have a child that always has to pick out their own outfits. A good thing for you to do would be to allow them to choose an outfit, and you then fix it up making it a little nicer. Inform them that this will be the only option, unless they would like to turn over all control to you.

Kid's shampoo is excellent, but it is important to purchase the conditioner too. Many people do not think of this when they may be buying products for your kids, and for that reason many children have dry, damaged hair. There are several shampoos which have conditioner included, however it is better if you buy a separate conditioner. This is the best way you'll know if their hair gets the correct nourishment.

If you are using accessories in your child's hair, avoid the use of items that are made from elastic, unless it is actually coated. Using rubber bands to secure hair is a terrific way to break hair. It is actually much easier to pull the hair straight into a braid, and it is actually a great deal safer. Also, avoid the use of elastics which are secured with metal. This could rub up against the hair and result in a lot of damage.

As soon as your children step out of the bath, it is important to apply moisturizer on their own bodies. This is actually the ideal time to use it because it will soak straight into the skin. It is best to use moisturizers for kids due to the fact that children's skin is more sensitive than adults.

Any time you take a look at child chances are you'll see beauty, however, you would like it to be like that others notice. This really is less complicated than it sounds, so do not worry. If you utilize each of the tips here, your child is going to be much more beautiful in no time. The one thing you will need to do right now is ensuring the inside is equally as beautiful as the surface.

Do Not Wrap Or Brace a Sprained Ankle – Here is Why

One of the main parts of RICE is compression. Remember, RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. So, in addition to rest, ice and elevating your ankle, it also recommends you compress your ankle and this is usually done with a wrap or brace. Although this looks like a harmless technique to help heal a sprained ankle, rehab experts now agree that this is not the best way to heal an ankle sprain. And, in fact, it can slow down the healing process and hurt your ankle recovery.

Why you should NOT Wrap or Brace a Sprained Ankle

When you wrap or brace an ankle sprain, you are doing it with one purpose in mind- to reduce swelling and restrict movement. The reason to restrict movement is so that you do not cause any further injury. That may sound like a good thing, so you do not cause further injury which may seem reasonable on the surface, but consider the following:

  1. A brace or wrap is not very effective at reducing swelling. There are much more effective treatments for reducing swelling. And this does not include ice. (ice is only effective at decreasing swelling for 48 hours after the sprain.
  2. A brace or wrap will weaken the ligaments and reduce a range of motion which slows down the healing process and causes a much higher risk of future injury.

When you sprain an ankle, there is extensive damage to the ligaments in and around the ankle joint. In order to heal the injury, it is vitally important that you break up scar tissue, reduce swelling, and increase strength in the ligaments. A wrap or brace is a crutch that your ankle will rely on during the healing process. In effect, it will force the ligaments in your ankle to stay weak instead of fully recover. The wrap will not allow your ankle to move naturally as it recovers which will also inhibit a natural and healthy range of motion. In short, your ankle will heal unnaturally and badly. This will put you at an increased risk of injury in the future. And since most people continue to wear a wrap or tape up their ankles after the sprain, they continue to keep their ankles weak and inflexible. This is a recipe for disaster over time.

Instead of using a wrap or brace for a sprained ankle, rehab experts agree that you should incorporate a much more proactive rehab regimen. This does not mean going for a jog on your sprained ankle. But, it does mean, using active rehab techniques that you can do at home which will heal the injury in a natural and complete way. Instead of laying in bed, icing your ankle for weeks with a brace or wrap on it, you need to do specific exercises, stretches and other effective rehab techniques that will have far more benefit than a brace or wrap.

In effect, you will be strengthening your ankle instead of weakening it further from a brace or wrap. You will be helping the body speed up the healing process dramatically, since the ligaments will heal more naturally. Left to heal by themselves under a wrap or brace, the ligaments will heal very poor. Rehab experts know understand that the body responds best to a more active approach. Again, it does not mean over-doing it. You want to continue to rest most of the time, but push yourself gently as you stretch and exercise the ankle.

So, what is the difference in healing time? With the typical RICE treatment, including a wrap or brace, you can expect a recovery time of 4-8 weeks. And even once you are better, your ankle will be weak and stiff. You may feel the need to continue wearing a wrap or brace like a crutch. Of course, that will continue to keep your ankle stiff and weak and put you at a higher risk of another ankle sprain.

However, with a good active rehab program, you can expect to be walking normally and pain in about a week. In addition, your ankle will not need the use of any kind of wrap or brace, since it will be strong and have regained its natural range of motion. Obviously, this puts you at a much lower risk of future injury and is a significant safer and better way for you to play sports, walk run, etc.

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Penis Bruising 911 – When a Sore Dangler Signifies a Serious Problem

By the time a guy has reached adulthood, a variety of bumps and bruises have been experienced. From bruised hands, knees or elbows, to a cooked ego – and everything in between. One type of bruising that many men may not have experienced – and certainly hope to avoid – is penis bruising. Luckily, for the average, non-stunt double man, the twigs and berries are reliably protected from accidental contact and hopefully further protected by an athletic cup during activities that put it at a higher risk for injury. Even still, there are a variety of reasons that could be behind those black and blue spots. Learn more about the causes of penile bruising and how to keep the penis healthy – and bruise free.

What causes a bruised boner?

Of course, there are the obvious reasons for a sore penis. A soccer ball to the junk, slipping off a bicycle seat, or even a poorly-timed bedroom maneuver can all cause a bruise-worthy shot to the baby maker. But what about those mystery bruises that seem to show up out of now? If a man is noticing a brave below the belt that he does not remember getting, it is possible that he was a little overzealous during his last one-handed rendezvous. Yes, squeezing too tight during masturbation can cause a penis bruise.

The tiny blood vessels below the surface of the skin are susceptible to breaking during masturbation. Typically, the bruise will clear up on its own in a week or two, depending on the size of the breeze. No treatment is needed, but if the bruise is uncomfortable or accommodated by swelling, a bag of frozen peas on the goods for 10 or 15 minutes can do wonders. Alternately, the purple mark may be what is known as a purpura, or blood spot. Unlike a bruise, a blood spot is not caused by an injury and may just show up on its own. A blood spot may present as a small, flat red or purple spot, or it may look similar to a breeze, but without the pain.

Does the bruising ever indicate something more serious?

By and large, most bruises on the penis are just that. However, recurrent blood spots or bruising that does not go away after a few weeks, or frequent large bruises from minor injuries could be an indication of a more serious problem and require medical attention. Excessive, persistent bruising may be the result of a medication, a serious infection that caused a buildup of toxins in the body, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder such as hemophilia, nutritional deficiencies, or inflammation of the blood vessels. Some chronic conditions are also associated with unexplained bruising or blood spots including: chronic inflammatory diseases like lupus, cirrhosis of the liver, leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and multiple myeloma. If there is a marked increase in unexplained bruising, or pain with the bruising, a medical evaluation is needed immediately.

Keeping the penis bruise-free

Naturally, one can not avoid unexpected accidents, but prevention is always the best medicine. A man should always wear an athletic cup when engaging in any contact sport – even a friendly game of kick-ball at the family reunion can lead to a painful nut shot – so wear a cup whenever possible. As far as masturbation goes – loosen up! Although a common slang term is choke the chicken , a man does not need to take that phrase literally. If excessive pressure or aggressive masturbation is the only way to achieve orgasm, it is possible that the penis has become desensitized – or that nerve damage has occurred – leading to more stimulation needed for the desired result.

Unfortunately, continuing down the path of a too firm grip puts the penis at risk of developing Peyronie's disease – or a curvature of the penis – caused by build up of plaque and scar tissue, which are both contributed to by aggressive penis play. Try using a high-quality lubricant to achieve a different form of stimulation and hopefully allow the act to be performed with less pressure. Finally, add a daily penis vitamin formula (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) to the hygiene routine to help keep the penis healthy. Choosing one with Acetyl L Carnitine can help repair peripheral nerve damage and restore susceptibility to a sore, tired penis.

An Overview of the Pancreas and Pancreatic Tumors

Pancreatic tumors, as their name states, occur in the pancreas. They are growths or masses of abnormal cells that occur on various parts of the pancreas. In the mind of most people, the pancreas is a little-understood organ. But to understand pancreatic tumors, one must understand the affected organ. A relatively small structure about 6 to 10 inches in length, the pancreas sits deep within the upper abdomen, just behind the stomach. It is also very close to the upper part of the small intestine called the duodenum. A duct running from the pancreas connects to and empties in the duodenum.

The pancreas is composed of three parts: the head, which touches the duodenum; the body; and the tail, which stretches toward the spleen. Tumors can grow in any part of the pancreas. The location of the tumor impacts the way doctors will treat the growth. If the tumor is non-cancerous and located in the head of the pancreas, doctors will most likely perform a pancreatic head resection. Here only the pancreas's head is removed. But if the tumor is cancerous, they will perform a Whipple operation. This is more drastic than the resection: the head of the pancreas, part of the bile duct, the gallbladder, and the duodenum are removed. When the tumor is in the tail, a distal pancreatectomy is standard. This involves the removal of the bottom section of the pancreas.

The pancreatic tumor's location also slightly affects the symptoms a person will display. However, most cause similar side effects. Common symptoms are abdominal pain, loss of weight and appetite, jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes related to bile buildup) if the tumor is at the pancreas head, depression, and spontaneous blood clotting in veins (called Trouseau's sign ). Many of these are also signs of a gallbladder stone or infection, and only medical tests can tell for certain if pancreatic tumors are the symptoms' cause.

The pancreas has many functions, and the symptoms of pancreatic tumors arise from the functions the growth interferes with. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. This hormone controls how much sugar is in the blood. This is a vital role, for any extreme variations in sugar levels are very dangerous. A pancreatic tumor that grows in and destroys the insulin-produce cells, called islet cells, can lead to diabetes mellitus or its symptoms. The pancreas also makes glucagon, which works with insulin to control blood sugar levels.

In addition to insulin and glucagon, the pancreas creates substances called enzymes that help break down fats, starch, and protein into states the body can use. If a tumor interferes with the secretion of these enzymes, food is not digested properly. This leads to weight loss and even starvation.

According to research done for the site http://www.pancreatictorsandandcancer.com – pancreatic tumors affect over 30,000 people in the US every year, and the vast majority of growths – 85-90% – are cancerous. But early detection can lead to increased survival rates and a better over all prognosis. Thus, it is very important to be aware of the pancreas's purpose and the symptoms that can signal a tumor growth. If you believe you may have a pancreatic tumor, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Probiotics For Candida Treatment

Probiotics are a very popular topic nowdays, especially now that we have Jamie Lee Curtis as the Activia (A Dannon brand of yogurt) spokeswoman touting the benefits of probiotics for bowel irregularity. The use of probiotics has gained interest and support among those who seek natural methods or preventing and / or combating chronic illnesses.

Probiotics, literally meaning pro life, is the name given to a group of live beneficial microorganisms found today in many foods as well as in supplement form. Examples of probiotics include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidum bacterium and Bifidus regularis. Our bodies are already comprised of the beneficial microorganisms found in probiotics but external factors often significantly reduce or eliminate these microorganisms.

Antibiotics, meaning against life, have been praised as a miracle of modern medicine but they destroy not only microorganisms that threaten the body's health but also those which help maintain health. Overuse of antibiotics gives rise to a condition known as dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is a condition in which the micro flora of the intestinal system is out of whack and the correct balance of microorganisms is compromised.

Dysbiosis is what gives rise to candida overgrowth also known as candidiasis. When beneficial microorganisms are destroyed the balance between bacteria and yeast (Candida albicans) becomes distorted. Candida albicans is typically a beneficial part of the body's intestinal micro flora but without the proper amount of beneficial bacteria it becomes an opportunistic microorganism releasing toxins and causing symptoms throughout the body.

Although probiotics do not kill Candida albicans they do help to repopulate the intestinal system with beneficial microorganisms. By repopulating the intestinal system with these beneficial microorganisms the population of candida is kept at bay. Today probiotics are found in many foods. The most well known food that contains probiotics is probably yogurt. Eating plain unsweetened yogurt may be a good way for many to consume probiotics daily. Unfortunately, if you are battling candidiasis you are probably following the candida diet and while some can tolerate yogurt on the diet many can not. In this case supplements may be beneficial.

There are so many different forms of probiotic supplements on the market today so the question becomes which one is the best? When choosing a probiotic supplement it is important to evaluate the product thoroughly. Make sure to choose a product with the largest number of microorganisms. A good baseline number is 1 billion live bacteria per serving but the higher the better. Choose products with an enteric-coating, which will help ensure that the probiotic makes it through the stomach and into the intestinal system. You will notice that probiotics are stored on both the shelf and in the refrigerator.

The refrigerated varieties may be more expensive but are usually worth the expense because more bacteria will survive in the refrigerator than on the shelf. If you are suffering from candidiasis adding probiotics to your candida diet regimen may be beneficial in combating candida. For more information on candidiasis treatment through supplements and the Candida Diet visit Yeast Free Living.

Psychological Defense Mechanisms

Sometimes coping with the reality of life can be overwhelming. A healthy person may use defenses to get through difficult times. Using them persistently, rigidly or for the wrong reason, however, can result in maladaptive behavior that can threaten physical or mental health or even put an individual’s life at risk.

Following are some of the most commonly used defense mechanisms:

Denial – Refusal to accept reality because it is too threatening.

Distortion – Reshaping external reality to meet internal needs.

Delusional Projection – Frank delusions and paranoia about external reality (can be persecutory).

Fantasy – Retreat from reality into a fantasy world in the hope of resolving internal and external conflicts.

Projection – Attributing unacknowledged feelings on others (prejudice, jealousy etc.).

Hypochondriasis – Transforming negative feelings towards others into negative feelings towards self (pain, illness, anxiety).

Passive Aggressive Behaviours – Indirectly expressing aggression towards others (for example through gossip).

Acting Out Behaviours – Expressing unconscious impulsive emotions or wishes.

Intellectualizing – Disconnecting emotion and ideas.

Repression – A lack of awareness of underlying ideas and emotions.

Reaction Formation – Opposite behavior to what you want or feel.

Displacement – Putting intense emotion on the wrong thing or person.

Dissociation – Drastically but temporarily change personal identity or character to avoid distress.

If you or someone you care about is using any of the above defense mechanisms in an unhealthy manner you may wish to consult with a clinical psychologist. S/he will help you understand what is going on and how you can make good choices that will improve both your relationships and your health.