Posterior Hip Dislocation – The Use of a Hip Abduction Brace For Support and Prevention of Injury

1.) The Human Hip

The human hip is like the shoulder, in that it is a ball and socket joint. With respect to the hip, the ball of one bone (your thigh bone, or femur) fits into the socket of another bone (your pelvis). The hip is an amazing joint in that it can move backwards and forwards, from side to side and can also perform twisting motions, when healthy.

Like other freely moving, or synovial joints, the hip contains a small amount of fluid. This fluid helps to lubricate the joint when you decide to move it. Full function of the hip depends on all of its parts moving together. This includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves all working together.

2.) What Is a Hip Dislocation?

A hip dislocation can occur when the ball of the hip joint comes out of the socket. If you think about it, there is a large amount of force necessary to dislocate a person's hip. Why? because the hip joint is typically very stable, using ligaments and large muscles to reinforce its stability.

3.) Three Main Ways to Dislocate Your Hip

A.) Posterior Dislocations: This is the most common way in which people dislocate their hip.
B.) Anterior Dislocations: When the hip bone dislocates anterior to the pelvis.
C.) Central Dislocation: This means that the hip can discolocate through the acetabulum in the person's pelvis. The acetabulum helps to hold the ball part of this joint.

In a posterior dislocation, there is a lot of power forced onto a flexed knee and this translates to the hip. Anterior discocations typically occur when the force is placed on a leg that is straight. Lastly, central dislocations happen when the force is placed on the shaft of the femur (your thigh bone), driving it into the acetabulum.

4.) Causes of Hip Dislocation

• Traumatic dislocation of an otherwise normal hip.
• Dislocation of a prosthetic hip, which can occur anytime in a post surgical setting.
• Developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Moving vehicle accidents (MVAs) cause the majority of traumatic hip dislocations. Moreover, they also cause the most posterior hip dislocations. Why? In a car accident, the knees of the front seat occupant typically hit the dashboard during a head on accident.

Central fractures or dislocations usually occur when the person falls from a great height onto their hip. Or, there can be a lateral impact on the hip.

5.) Does a Dislocation Hurt?

Yes. You better believe it! – Hip dislocations are typically very painful. Many times the patient is not able to move the leg and if there happens to be nerve damage as a result, then there might be little to no feeling in the foot or ankle area.

6.) Rehabilitation

This rehabilitation process, or healing time can sometimes reach two to three months in length after a dislocation. Rehabilitation can be extended with the presence of other problems such as fractures. Orthopedic advice and physical therapy is very useful hip dislocation happens.

7. Braces For Support

Many times a physician will request that their patient get an orthosis (brace) for the hip after a dislocation. Or, if someone is a chronic "hip dislocator" then a brace is indicated. This particular support is often called a hip abduction brace. It is unique because it has a dynamic hip joint that can allow varying degrees of movement. This brace helps to prevent movements that can injure the patient again. This is a conservative measure of treatment that can really help to secure the hip.

When using one of these supports, the hip and leg will be slightly abducted (it changes depending on who the doctor is) and there will usually be a limitation on flexion and extension of the hip joint. The purpose here is to help keep the hip secure while the healing process is still happening.

* Note: This is health information. This is good information but it is not a substitution for medical advice on bracing for your particular situation. Medical advice on braces should come from your local licensed orthotist. Advice should also come from your physician.

Cerebral Palsy – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle co-regulation. Symptoms include a lack of muscle co-ordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia); stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity); walking with one foot or leg dragging; walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a 'scissored' gait; and muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy. Cerebral palsy is usually due to brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury.

The Ayurvedic treatment of cerebral palsy focuses on stimulating the presenting symptoms and attempting to reverse the brain damage. A group of herbal medicines called 'Medhya' are very useful in improving the functional capacity of the brain and may also help in regeneration of damaged brain cells. These medicines include: Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Mandukparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Jyotishmati (Celastrus panniculatus), Kushmand (Benincasa hispida), Ustukhudoos (Lavendula stoechas), Ashtimadhuk (Glycerrhiza glabra), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera ), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Abhrak-Bhasma and Suvarna-Bhasma. Some of these drugs are also useful in preventing or reducing convulsions.

Medicines which act on the 'Majja' dhatu (tissue) are useful in this condition and include Guduchi, Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Musta (Cyperus rotundus), Panch-Tikta-Ghruta, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Gugulu, Brahmi-Ghruta and Pancha-Gavya-Ghruta. In addition, other medicines are used which improve nerve conduction and muscular co-ordination. These medicines include Kaishor-Guggulu, Yograj-Guggulu, Vatagajankush-Ras, Mahavat-Vidhwans-Ras, Tapyadi-Loh-Ras and Vish-Tinduk-Vati.

Massage of the entire body with medicated oils like Maha-Narayan oil, Maha-Mash-oil and Maha-Saindhav-oil are very useful. Specialized Panchkarma procedures like Shiro-Basti, Shiro-Dhara as well as prolonged courses of Basti (mediated enemas) are also very useful in this condition.

Although cerebral palsy may not be fully cured, Ayurvedic treatment can definitely help to reduce disability and improve the functioning of the affected individual to a great extent.

Paralysis of Analysis

Friday I had a meeting with a physician that I have met with numerous times over the last few years. He knows he has a problem, but can’t get past the fact that he has spent a very large amount of money on an existing software that has EMR/EHR and practice management combined. The work load of the system and the lack of reporting capabilities means he is losing money and does not know how to stop it.

This is not the first instance I have encountered and certainly will not be the last. I understand the difficulty of having spent a lot of money on something only to find out it is inefficient and costing you money but at some point it must be realized that it cannot continue. I think that decision was finally made.

It does not matter what you spent on the software, if it is not performing as it should, GET RID OF IT!!! and contact someone who knows how to help. That being said, you have a difficult task on your hands because there are a lot of charlatans out there and you may simply wind up throwing the baby out with the bath water. Allow me to digress for a moment-do you know where that expression originated. It seems that in jolly old England, folks only took a bath once a year. The eldest, mother and dad usually unless there were additional older generations in the household and this was common, got to bathe first. Then next oldest and so forth on down the line. The last bathed was the baby. By this time the water was so dirty it was difficult to see the baby in the water hence the expression, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”.

What I am getting at, is to find a good reliable company that specializes in getting you paid. One that has been around at least ten (10) years and can sit down with you (preferably in their office so you will not be distracted) and show you the results you would like to see. These companies are few and far between. They usually do not advertise and have a very stable client base. They ensure that all checks come to you not to them and that the two of you have a very open line of communication. The best will have only one data entry position assigned to you entering all charges and payments so that all questions from you, your patients, and the insurance companies can be answered by that one person. They are also cross trained so that in the event someone is sick or out for other reasons another person knows how the data is entered and how to answer your questions. It is best if the office has protocols that allows for all data regardless of practice to be handled in the same way. That means that anyone in that office can easily cover for another employee.

A2 Motorcycle License Holders Should Consider The Benelli TRK502

As a motorcycle tour operator, I'd like to think that our marketing material makes it clear what we do, suddenheless, over the years I've operated I've had many unusual requests. Although loosely related to motorcycle touring, the common thread of these non-standard requests is, they are invariably from people who do not have a motorcycle license; something that should be a foregone conclusion as being a prerequisite for participating in a motorcycle tour.

An example of these requests was "Granny will be 90 on her birthday and she has never been on a motorcycle but we want to make it a special day for her, so, you can take her pillion on a tour." Declining any business is always a difficult decision although we try to do so in a polite manner and make some sensible suggestions for an alternative gift.

Although it is rare we have had requests from riders who hold an A2 license. We have to advise these riders to bring their own bike. However, the practicalities of this can be too great a challenge for the inexperienced rider as they might need to ride a thousand miles just to reach the tour start and possibly another thousand miles home at the end. Naturally we would rather not put a rider at potential risk asking them to side so far especially with a deadline to meet but few can afford or justify several weeks off for a biking holiday and so attempt to cover high mileages each day between home and tour location arriving invariably exhausted before the real trip has even begun.

I had recent spate of unfortunate incidents that began whilst traveling to Fort Augustus to research a tour when I incurred a rear puncture. Roadside attempts at a repair had proved ineffective and so I called the RAC who collected the bike and took it to Inverness where a new tire was fitted. The following day when returning to Ft Augustus from the Isle of Skye my gear change leaver snapped off! I can only speculate that when strapped into the van on its journey to Inverness that a strap must have been placing pressure on the leaver and sometimes weakened it. Any, a bit of road side emergency repair with some gaffer tape (always carry some!) Soon got the gear changer working again enough to complete the research trip and get back to Glasgow.

On my return, I ordered a new caller through a local family run Benelli, Kawasaki, Royal Enfield and Sym dealership albeit my ride is a Triumph but I use them because they also service, maintain and MOT all brands of motorcycle. A few days later they advised that the part was in stock and when I arrived they offered to fit it for me. Whilst in the shop I was drawn to the Benelli TRK502 an adventure bike specifically targeted towards the A2 license holder and daily commuters. Brand new out the box it can be on the road for just £ 5,699 which seems excellent value for the money. They suggested I take it for a test ride while my repair was being undertaken.

I am well accustomed to hopping on and off different bikes but with my short legs, 29 ", many adventure bikes are a stretch for me. I often have to slide part way off the saddle just to reach the ground but the Benelli with a saddle height at 815mm was a comfortable reach for me. I'm sure this would prove reassuring to new riders even those with longer legs.

I felt immediately at ease with the bike. The saddle is very comfortable and the upright riding position is very relaxed. The windshield is effective despite depending on your height it may benefit an additional deflector to divert air over the helmet. Although the bike with a full tank of fuel is quoted about 250kg it did not feel so heavy to me, it's very well balanced with the weight lying low in the frame, so, I wonder if those quoted weights include the full luggage set because the bike I was riding had a full Givi pannier rack with only the top box on that day. Note that the Givi rear and side racks, screen winglets, crash bars and USB accessory power point all come as standard equipment.

For the technical minded the Benelli TRK 502 is chain driven twin cylinder with a displacement of 499.6cc and 6 speed gearbox. Remember that this bike is addressing the A2 market and so the maximum power is 47BHP (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and the torque is of 45 Nm (4.6 kb) at 4500 rpm. There are twin disks front and a single at the rear. The front wheel is 110/80 R19 and the rear 150/70 R17.

I have to say that my first impression was that the engine was rather lacklustre but I'll try not to be critical of that because it only produces about a third of what I'm used to and apart from riding a Suzuki Bandit that had been mapped to 47BHP I've got little experience of riding bikes with that low output. I'm sure if this is all you are licensed to ride you will find it not only comparable with others A2 restricted engines but also preferable. I'd certainly far prefer to ride the Benelli than that restricted Suzuki. The TRK502 pulls well in all gears with smooth progress through the rev range. The brakes felt a little spongy at first but I soon adjusted to their feel by applying a bit more pressure. This is not a bad thing for inexperienced riders who might otherwise lockup a disk by braking too harshly. Although another pint of note is that being Euro4 rated it also has ABS as standard.

If Benelli made the TRK with a larger engine I'd consider one because I think it would be a contender for the BMW F700 / F800GS, Kawasaki Versys 650, Suzuki VStrom 650, Triumph Tiger 800, Yamaha Tracer 700, etc. I can also foresee it being used abroad for fleet hire touring due to its ease of handling, luggage capacity and economy. The Benelli TRK502 should not only be considered by younger riders with restricted licenses, it will also appeal to those who have a full license but uninterested in high speeds or want to keep the points off their license as well as those who want a comfortable economic very well handling commuter because the Benelli TRK502 ticks all the boxes.

Best Fitness Trackers For Men

As a man you need to be fit for you to retain your sexy look. One of the best ways of tracking your fitness levels is by using a fitness tracker. Here are some of the best trackers in the market:

Withings pulse

It’s 1.5 inches in size and rectangular in shape. It aids in recording steps taken, stairs climbed, time active, calories burned, and sleep patterns. One of the best features of the device is that it has the ability of displaying your heart rate. To do this you only need to press your finger on the device.

It’s easy to use and you can easily sync it to its partner app. To make it easy to use, it comes with an OLED touch screen. It also comes with a long battery life; therefore, you don’t have to keep on charging the battery every now and then.

While the device is great to have as a man, it has one major flaw: you can sync it only via its application.

Fitbit Flex

This is a narrow sensor that is usually fitted into a removable rubber bracelet. The device aids in helping you to track steps, sleep, and calories burned. It’s also water proof; therefore, you can get into water without any problems.

The disadvantage with it is that it lacks an LCD screen and an altimeter. It also doesn’t track the stairs travelled. It goes for $100 at the company’s website.

Basis band

This is a data king that comes with four sensors that aid in monitoring the heart rate, sweat levels, and temperature. It also comes with an app that helps you in tracking your current goals. The main flaw of the device is that it has accuracy problems.

It goes for $200 at the company’s website.

Misfit shine

This is a sophisticated metal disc that you clasp to your clothes. The disc aids in tracking steps, calories, and distance travelled. It gives you notifications via a ring of tiny lights that are at the top of the disc. To upload any information you only need to connect the disc to your iPhone and the device will sync automatically.

Nike+ Fuelband

It comes in three different wrist sizes and all you need to do is to choose the one that pleases you the most. To track your fitness level you need to wear the tracker and the in-built accelerometer tracks everything physical that you do.

The Curse of Psoriasis

If you are one of the many who are suffering from psoriasis then it is just understandable that you might feel you are cursed. The skin condition is chronic, meaning it recurs when exposed to triggers like stress, weather condition and the likes. There is no known cure which definitely intensifies the burden of the patient enduring it.

Because of the skin disease's prevalence, questions like "what is psoriasis?" and "is psoriasis contagious?" are fairly common. Let us answer these frequently asked questions one by one.

1. What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin affliction that is classified as one of the auto-immune diseases. Patients suffering from it have this abnormal body condition wherein there is an excess reproduction of skin cells. This overproduction results to different symptoms that can be distinguished from mild to severe.

2. Is psoriasis contagious?
Psoriasis is non-contagious skin disease and non-infectious although no definite cause has been identified with its occurrence, it is well known that genetics played a great part in it.

3. How can it be diagnosed?
Most often, medical doctors rely on the appearance of the affliction. Plaque psoriasis, one of the most common types of the skin disease, has a distinct silvery-white tone. In order to validate the findings, some tests, like skin biopsy or scraping, are ordered to be done.

4. What are the types of psoriasis and what are its symptoms?
There are 7 known variants of psoriasis and each can be identified through its appearance and other characteristics. These seven are:

a. Plaque psoriasis
It is the most common and most prevalent among the types. Approximately 8 out 10 psoriasis patients are categorized under this.

It manifests symptoms like the appearance of inflamed, raised and red skin with plaques of silvery-white color. These rashes can sometimes be itchy and painful. In severe cases, the skin may also crack and bleed.

b. Nail Psoriasis
Simply put, this type occurs and affects the fingernails and toes. It shows pitting, abnormal discoloration and growth.

c. Gluttate Psoriasis
This is less common than plaque psoriasis but like it, it also manifests thinner skin lesions. It is usually triggered by a respiratory illness and sometimes goes away on its own without the patient is still exposed to the trigger.

d. Inverse Psoriasis
It is so named because the lesions, although bright and red, are smooth and shiny. It usually appears in areas under skin folds like armpits, groin areas, buttocks and genitals. They are prone to exacerbation because of exposure to sweat and constant rubbing

e. Pustular Psoriasis
This type although less common is more serious. It is characterized by pus-filled skin bumps with redness surrounding it. It needs medical attention since it can trigger secondary ailments like fever, chills, muscle weakness, and nauseaa among others.

It can be triggered by a number of factors like taking and sudden withdrawal of systemic indications, UV Light overexposure, pregnancy, stress and certain kinds of chemicals.

f. Scalp Psoriasis
Just like the nail psoriasis, this is aptly named because of the appearance of red and white scales on patient's scalp.

g. Erythrodermic Psoriasis
This is the least common type of the dreaded skin disease and positively the most severe. If you see a patient suffering from this you will definitely ask that previous question – "is psoriasis contagious?" because of its intimidating appearance.

It may not be contagious but it certainly needs an immediate medical attention. The body is covered all over by redness and severe itchiness. This condition causes one to have an increased heart rate and a change in body temperature.

Other than these, it can also cause serious complications like protein and fluid loss; infection; pneumonia; and congestive heart failure.

In any sunset of a disease, it is wise to seek the advice of your medical doctor. This will ensure that you will get adequate treatment and medication appropriate to your skin condition.

Dog Grooming – How To Do Dog Grooming At Home

If you have decided that you would like to groom your own dog you will need to choose the correct dog grooming tools to enable you to carry out this necessary task satisfactorily. By doing this task yourself you will unduly save yourself the money you would otherwise pay to have a professional dog groomer groom your pet, but just think of the complete satisfaction you will get from keeping your four-legged friend looking his best.

The majority of dogs have almost identical requirements when it comes to grooming. Some however may require some additional equipment for example a rake or mat-rake for those dogs that happened to be susceptible to getting their coats in a tangle.

My suggestions for some dog grooming tools that will help you keep your dog looking his best are as follows:

  • Brushes and Combs . Similar to us humans, dogs too have various types of hair. Some types of hair are more likely to matt as it is long and silky in structure and other types are short and stiff. Unfortunately numerous varieties of bushhes, such as bristle and pin types, and combs are available, suitable for all sorts of hair types.
  • Shampoo – There are many types of shampoo available and you must choose carefully to ensure you use one that will be suitable for the kind of hair your dog has and how sensitive his skin is. If he has sensitive skin an oatmeal shampoo should be suitable, or if your dog has a skin condition or coat issues then use a medicated one. As it is highly unquestionably that your dog will remain perfectly still whilst you shampoo him it is advisable to use a shampoo that will not sting your dogs eyes. If you have any doubts or worries as to which shampoo will be suitable, contact your veterinarian for advice.
  • Ear Grooming – It is very important when you are grooming your dog that you do not overlook his ears. You will need to use ear cleaners, cotton balls and in the case of any ear infections, medicines that your veterinarian has prescribed. On no account ever use peroxide.
  • Clippers -You will find that not every dog ​​will require clippers it will depend on the breed of dog. Usually short-haired dogs like Chihuahuas for example will not require clipping or shaving whilst dogs whose hair grows long, like Shih Tzus , require clipping regularly in order to avoid their hair becoming tangled and matted.
  • Nail Trimmers – There are many types and styles of nail trimmers available which can help you and make the job easier and less disturbing for your dog, when you trim his nails, but ask your veterinarian for their guidance regarding what types of nail trimmers are most suitable for your dog and how best to make use them correctly.
  • Ensure that the trimmers you use are sharp
  • Start by sniping just a little at a time starting from the tip of the nail. As soon as you begin to see the pale pink tissue at the top of the nail, STOP cutting. Examine the edge of the nail you have just cut and smooth the cut edge with a nail file.
  • You must avoid cutting directly into the quick as it is made up of nerves and blood vessels which will be painful if cut and will bleed profusely.
  • With white nails the quick is more easily seen as it is the pink section of the nail however on dark nails it is far more difficult to see so more care is necessary.
  • Should you be uncomfortable and cause the nail to start to bleeding, pressure should be applied using styptic powder or alternatively a baby powder or cotton.
  • Do not wipe away any blood clot that forms when the nail stops bleeding as this is a natural blood cloting process to stop bleeding.
  • Do not forget the dewclaw which is located on the inside of you dog's leg because it wares away less compared to the other nails due to not touching the ground.Try to get into a routine of cutting your dogs nails once or twice a month as this will prevent the quick lengthening. If this is overlooked the nails can become ingrowing which will be extremely painful for your dog.

Heed the following advice.

If you are nervous or unsure of your ability to cut your dogs nails or sometimes you have not cut them since he was a puppy, just take your pet to the veterinarian where the correct method of cutting your dog's nails can be shown to you or if you decide it can be done for you.

Do not forget after you finish cutting his nails to give your dog plenty of praise and a treat.

Under no circumstances use nail clippers intended for use on humans.

The above gives you an idea of ​​what you will need to familiarize yourself with if you decide to undertake the grooming of your dog. Use of the correct items will make looking after your dog's grooming needs much easier and you will get much pleasure and satisfaction from ensuring that your dog look good.

A favorable bond will be strengthened between you and your dog by you undertaking the grooming of your pet yourself and there before it is essential that you select dog grooming products that will make it easier for your dog to relax and enjoy this time with you.

Contact your veterinarian to discuss any special needs your type and breed of dog might have that may possibly require specific dog grooming products to be purchased.

Best Oral Sex Tips – How to Give Her Best Cunnilingus Ever!

According to The Hite Report, more than 40% of women climaxes regularly via oral sex. The major benefit of oral sex is: it provides high intensity of arousal without penetration. When you do it right, it will send her great climax and make her worship you even if you have a small penis. Sadly, many men do not realize this fact and perform oral sex as though they are vaginal vacuum. Read on as we reveal few tricks to help you become her best oral sex ever.

#1. Safe sex 101

I don’t want to sound old schooled, but safe sex is extremely important. Oral sex can be an open invitation to some nasty viruses if you don’t use the safe approach. To avoid oral pleasure to become regret later, make sure your mouth is perfectly healthy and free from any complication. Use mouth wash consistently to maintain the hygiene in your mouth. During oral sex, use a commercial dental dam or plastic food wrap as barrier.

#2. Clean yourself up

Your hands can make or break her sexual pleasure. As some parts of her body are very sensitive, the slightest nails can turn her off big time. Thus, make sure to keep your hands clean and your fingernails are manicured.

#3. Monitor her response

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to oral sex. Different women respond differently to various techniques. While your woman like G-spot massage, some may find it a huge turn off, and others may love their clitoris to be licked. If you are not sure her preference is, here’s what you can do: experiment with different patterns and speed, and then monitor her body response closely. You know you are doing the right things if you observe the following sighs: she moves her hips close to your mouth, increasing wetness on her genitals, her buttock quivers. When all else fails, don’t be afraid to ask her how she would like to be pleased.

Knee Pain Relief – Sprains & Strains – Knee Braces That Can Help

The knee is the largest joint on the human body, and it is also the most used joint. Your knees take a pounding through your lifetime, and almost everyone suffices from a sprained or strained knee at some point in their lives.

Whether you fall awkwardly or jar your knee, spraining or training the knee joint is a common occurrence. – We will talk about some of the symptoms of knee sprains and strains, and also how you can help avoid them with the use of a knee brace.

A sprain is a stretching of the ligaments that join your bones together. They can be painful, and depending on the severity, they can also be debilitating. If you suffer from a second or third degree sprain, which is a tear of the ligaments as opposed to just stretching them, you can lose your mobility altogether. Sprains can take weeks to heal, and in some cases, physical therapy is needed to gain back all of the movement you had before you suffered a sprained knee. If the knee sprain is enough enough, you may have to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

Some symptoms of a knee sprain or strain include:

Swelling

Loss of mobility in the knee joint

A grating sound

Numbness

Pain

A bulge that was not there before

If you are a sports enthusiast, there is no need to quit sports in order to prevent a knee sprain from occurring. Instead, you could simply try wearing a knee brace. Nothing is perfect, but a well designed knee brace can definitely help! People will often times think that there is a certain knee brace called a "football knee brace" or a "basketball knee brace", but these are just the sports that people can use knee braces for. The truth is that many different knee braces can be used when participating in these sports.

For example, if you need A sports knee brace should be used in conjunction with the injury that you have, or one you are trying to prevent. Knee braces can help to support the knee, and prevent injuries from occurring. They are fairly inexpensive, if you go to the right provider, and they can be found online. (One tip for finding a good vendor is that you should see if they have brace credentials, and are not just online salesmen.)

Weight lifters also use knee braces quite a bit. It only makes sense, really, since they are asking their bodies to lift an above average amount of weight. With almost any exercise that weight has to be transported, a knee brace can be a logical conclusion.

Over the Counter Stomach Ulcer Medication

Ulcers can develop in the stomach, duodenum or the esophagus. There is a misconception that ulcers develop due to stress or eating spicy food. However, the actual cause of ulcers is a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori. No doubt, stress and spicy food tends to make the ulcers worse. Also, certain medications like NSAIDs can lead to ulcers.

Some of the symptoms of ulcers include pain in the abdomen accompanied with burning sensation, pain in the stomach after eating, heartburn, nausea, burping, indigestion, loss of weight, having poor or no appetite, vomiting, stomach pain increasing in degree when the stomach is empty and the stomach pain alleviating after drinking a glass of milk. If you suffer from these symptoms, then in all probability you are suffering from an ulcer. Usually, you will have to adopt lifestyle changes and also take certain medicines. Sometimes, over the counter medication is advised for patient suffering from ulcers.

Some of the over-counter medications for stomach ulcers are as follows:

• Antacid: This is the most frequently used over the counter medication. It is available in the form of a tablet or syrup. You may have to take the antacid with a prescription acid blocker. Antacid is known to neutralize the pains in the stomach and providing immediate relief from the pain.

• Proton pump inhibitor: This is a medication that helps to block the pumps present in cells of the stomach that secret the acid. Once the pump is blocked, the cells no longer secret the acid for digesting of food and hence, a person will ulcers will feel no pain.

• Acid blocker: There are some acid blockers that can be purchased over the counter. These blockers help in the reduction of hydrochloric acid that is secreted into the stomach to aid digestion. On reduction of the acid, the pain caused due to ulcers is relieved and this also helps in healing of the ulcers.

Wheat Intolerant? Give Us Our Daily Bread (Or Maybe Not!)

I have found wheat to be one of the most abundant and problematic foods. I believe it to be the single largest contributor to intestinal dysbiosis, parasitic infections, and universal food allergies. Over-consumption and genetically-modified grains are the greatest causes of wheat intolerance and gluten sensitivity.

It is important to first note that some people can be strictly allergic to wheat. They are often medically diagnosed with the disease called Celiac or Celiac Sprue. This is an illness that is treatable, but can be painful and confusing for patients and their families, as there is a lot of lifestyle changes that must be made to accommodate the celiac patient. Celiac patients are also often allergic to wheat "sister" grains of rye, oat and barley.

Fortunately, most people do not suffer from Celiac disease. Most problems are from simply consuming too much wheat. Most people can assimilate a small to moderate amount as a Part of their diet. It is when we make it the MAJOR part of our diet (western / industrialized diets) that it often becomes a problem. There are many people who just can not break down wheat and similar grains, as they lack certain enzymes to do so. We see this more in O blood types than others, as they do not fare well on a diet with regular grains.

Consuming too much wheat can lead to reduced pancreatic function – reduced output of insulin and digestive enzymes. This can lead to blood sugar regulation problems such as hyper- or hypoglycemia and chronic digestive disorders.

Symptoms may include fatigue, memory loss, sleep disorder, allergies, muscle and joint pain, high blood pressure, asthma, headaches, visual disturbances, learning disabilities / hyperactivity / attention deficit, obesity, chronic digestive disorders, ulcers, food allergies, diarrhea / constipation, susceptibility to absorb vital nutrients, parasitic infections, intestinal dysbiosis (unbalanced normal bacterial count), sinusitis, candidiasis, hypo / hyperthyroid, and menstrual / hormonal difficulties to name a few.

Over-consumption of wheat can also lead to a sensitized intestinal tract. This is a big contributor. At this time, I understand that there is a cascade of deterioration as follows:

Normal digestive tract then …

over-consumption of wheat then …

intestinal dysbiosis then …

heightened intestinal immune response then …

degradation of the intestinal lining then …

pancreatic dysfunction (insulin and digestive enzyme deficiency) then …

parasitic infection susceptibility then …

susceptibility to absorb micro-nutrients then …

absorption of un-digested, antigenic proteins then …

extremely leading to degraded health, lost vitality and even chronic sickness and disease.

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A Bigger Penis? 7 Huge Penis Size Advantages You Probably Had Absolutely No Clue About

Ever thought about getting a bigger penis? Most men at one time or another do think about it, but most don’t take things any further. What many men don’t realize is that bigger penis size has some huge advantages that they probably had no clue about.

Through personal experience and talks with many other men who’ve performed penis exercises to obtain bigger penis size, I’ve learned that getting larger has many thrilling benefits besides just visually looking impressive. Check these out:

1. Better Sex – What many men do not realize, is that getting a bigger penis isn’t just about getting longer. It’s also about getting thicker. And this is where better sex comes into play. Women have repeatedly reported that it’s the added thickness to the penis which provides the mind blowing orgasms. A long penis might look cool, but in the bedroom it’s a thicker penis that wins out in the performance department.

2. Female Attraction at the Bar. Perform penis exercises for a few months and then go to the bar with some jeans which are little tighter than usual. Believe it or not, you are going to get some looks! Get out on the dance floor, gyrate your hip area and forget about it! You will have women dancing and grinding up on you big time! You simply can’t hide larger size when it’s packed in a nice tight pair of jeans.

3. Male Admiration. Men whom previously haven’t respected you will suddenly reverse themselves 360 degrees once they know you possess some large penis size. This is a repeated comment that I’ve heard at least half a dozen times from guys who have obtained larger size. While changing clothes at work or in the locker at the gym, some co-worker who previously had ignored them or had some sort of attitude with them, would get a glance at their size and suddenly things would change. The negative attitude would disappear and positive, admiring attention would be given their way all of a sudden!

4. Huge Confidence Booster. So here you are, impressing your girlfriend with better sex, attracting females, and causing sudden admiration from males. You can see more than obviously that this will have a huge effect on your confidence levels. You are suddenly gaining respect and admiration in all directions. Strong confidence levels are key in succeeding in life and love, and larger penis size can definitely contribute to those goals.

5. More Oral Sex. Not only will you be pleasing your girlfriend more, but YOU will be receiving much more pleasure through the receiving of oral sex much more often. Myself and others have noticed the sudden increase in oral pleasures after size has increased. Girlfriends love the new size, both as a visual stimulation and also because they know they are being pleased with it, and want to return the favor in the most pleasurable ways possible!

6. Better Endurance During Sex. One thing I never realized was that lasting longer during sex would be improved with new size. I believe in part this is due to the hand exercises. You are constantly massaging your penis so it is being used to constant contact. So when you have sex it isn’t as “extra sensitive” as usual. It’s not that you lose any sensitivity, you just eliminate the extra sensitive nature of sexual pleasures which normally lead to premature ejaculation. Control also seems improved. With a longer shaft it seems you can “feel” the ejaculation coming on and are able to hold it in more easily to prevent premature ejaculation from occurring.

7. Having Sex Much More Often. If you have a girlfriend, you definitely will be having sex more often for many of the reasons we’ve discussed above. When sex becomes drastically better, which it will when you obtain bigger penis size, then sex will be had much more often. Now if you are single, guess what? You still will be having sex more often! This is largely due to the confidence effects of having a larger penis. Confidence is the key to attracting women, and once you have that and develop it, you will attract more women, which in turn will lead to more intimacy as sex will be had much more often.

Do You Recognize The 7 Early Warning Signs Of Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps are small nodules inside the nasal passes. They can be the cause of post nasal drip, sinus problems and can even obstructive breathing. Knowing the early warning signs of nasal polyps can help you diagnose and treat the problem. If you have any of these symptoms or warning signs, you should discuss them with your doctor. He can perform some tests to diagnose the nasal polyps and will recommend the proper treatment.

You can have one nasal polyp or there can be multiple polyps that can be clustered together. The polyps are soft with a consistency of jelly. If they are very small they may pose no problem. When a nasal polyp is large or is in a particular spot, it may block the nasal passes. This restriction can obstruct the airways, making it difficult to breathe through your nose.

Many people may unknowingly be suffering from nasal polyps and hence, not receiving the proper treatment. Here are 7 early warning signs of nasal polyps to look out for.

1. Mouth breathing – Any obstruction of the nasal passageways can result in mouth breathing. However, if mouth breathing is chronic or is not associated with a cold, it may be caused by nasal polyps.

2. Runny nose – A continuous runny nose with no other associated symptoms may be the result of nasal polyps. Allergies can cause a runny nose but they may also cause any polyps that are present to enlarge, making symptoms more noticeable.

3. Persistent stuffiness-Nasal polyps can cause the nasal passes to be blocked and therefore create the feeling of having a stuffy nose. The symptoms may or may not affect both nostrils.

4. Chronic sinus infections – If you have chronic sinus infections, nasal polyps may be to blame. Sinus infections are more likely to occur after a cold in those with nasal polyps, as the latter can become infected or can cause the passageways to hold more mucus than usual.

5. Loss or diminished sense of smell – Nasal polyps can cause a loss of smell. The polyps can block the membranes responsible for helping our sense of smell.

6. Dull headaches – If you get frequent, dull headaches, nasal polyps may be to blame. The result is a dull ache that is similar to a sinus headache, as the polyps create pressure in the nasal passes.

7. Snoring – There are many reasons for snoring. If the snoring is chronic, nasal polyps may be to blame. Often overlooked, nasal polyps are a common cause of snoring.

Although only a doctor can identify and diagnose nasal polyps, the above are some of the early warning signs that suggest the potential existence of polyps. If you have one or more of these symptoms bring them to the attention of your doctor.

Nasal polyps are often treated successfully with medications, such as prescription nasal sprays, which help keep the polyps small enough so that they are not a problem. For nasal polyps that are large or numerous, surgery is often the recommended form of treatment.

Can Fibroids Be Removed With Dilation and Curettage?

There are many medical treatment options that may be presented to women having benign tumors in their uterus, commonly known to us as fibroids. Here, we are to tackle what these options are. Nonetheless, it is important to get acquainted with what fibroids are and its signs and symptoms that should prompt us to see our medical practitioner immediately.

Getting Acquainted With Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. Growth on the surface of the uterus is termed as subserosal fibroid. Intramural fibroids, on the other hand, are those fibroids that grow in the muscular parts of the uterine cavity. And submucosal fibroid is the term used for fibroid growth within the uterine cavity.

The medical term for fibroid is leiomyoma. It is therefore a type of myoma, a tumor. A tumor is the term used for the new growth of tissues. Thus, fibroids are tumors under the classification of myoma. However, it is imperative to put an emphasis that fibroids are benign tumors.

Signs and Symptoms

A number of signs and symptoms are made known to us nowdays. These indications, if detected, should alert us to see a doctor right away. This is for the reason that fibroids, although considered as benign tumors, may have the potential to cause other medical health problems.

Here are some of the signs and symptoms to watch out for:

• Abnormal increase in menstrual bleeding called menorrhagia
• Urgency to urinate, increase in urination or worst, the inability to urinate
• Constitution due to the pressure on the rectum
• Pain caused by pressure on the pelvis thereby manifesting as pain on the lower abdominal area
• Increase in size of the waistline
• Change in the shape of the abdominal area
Infertility
• Pelvic mass upon pelvic examination done by the health practitioner

Treatment Options

The treatment of fibroids may depend on the size and location of the fibroids, as well as the manifesting signs and symptoms. Age may also be considered, plus the affected woman's general health. The yearning to conceive is also taken into consideration. Nonetheless, in most cases, treatment is not a necessity, especially if no signs and symptoms are obvious.

Medication may be given such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. Others will be recommended to undergo surgery such as myomectomy and hysterectomy. Uterine artery embolization is also taken into consideration as it shows great promise in the treatment of fibroids.

Dilation and Curettage or D & C is the procedure done by scraping the uterine cavity. This is recommended for affected women whose signs and symptoms include abnormal and excessive vaginal bleeding due to fibroids. Nonetheless, bleeding due to fibroids may be controlled by the use of hormonal medications.

The above treatment options must be thoroughly discussed with your medical practitioner. This is due in some other instances, you may not need to go through surgical treatments; rather, medications and other alternative treatments may be good enough.

Cyst on Ovary – Should This Be a Concern?

Have you been diagnosed with a "cyst on ovary"? This may seem like a terrifying diagnosis, but it happens to many women.

What Are Ovaries?
The ovaries are two organs that are a key part of the female reproductive system. They are on each side of the uterus located in the pelvis. Each ovary is about the size of an almond. The ovaries main function is to produce eggs (ova) and female hormones. Hormones are chemicals that carry message from glands to cells to maintain proper organ function. During the first half of a woman's menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce estrogen and during the second half of the cycle another hormone Progesterone, starts being produced.

What Is A Cyst On Ovary?
It is important to get a firm diagnosis of what the type and the size of the cyst you have before considering different treatment possibilities.

A cyst on your ovary is a sac containing fluids and sometimes a solid mass. Cyst on ovary is a result of the small shift in the other normal functioning ovary. The most common ovarian cysts are functional cysts.

There Are Two Kinds of Functional Cysts: functional and abnormal. These are then further broken down, depending on the size, characteristic, and cause. Functional cysts are the most common type of cyst and are usually caused by a small alteration in the other normal function of the ovary. They are follicular cysts and luteal cysts. Follicular cysts form during the first half of the menstrual cycle and luteal cysts form during the second half of the menstrual cycle.

Follicular: The follicle is the sac that holds the egg. A follicular cyst forms when the follicle grows larger than normal during ovulation and then fails to release the egg.

Luteal: This cyst forms during the second part of your menstrual cycle after the egg has been released. When the egg is released, the ruptured follicle then develops into the corpus luteum which produces progesterone in the expectation of a pregnancy. If or when the egg is not fertilized, the corpus luteum dissolves and dies, and progesterone levels fall. That is when you begin your period. A luteal cyst is formed when the corpus luteum fails to dissolve and fills up with blood.

Abnormal Cysts Abnormal cysts are cysts that form as a result of abnormal cell growth. This does not mean however, that they are cancerous. Most of these are simply benign ovarian cysts and growths. Experts are not quite sure what causes abnormal cell growth, but these cysts can remain, without causing any problems.

Symptoms of Cyst on Ovary: These can include lower pelvic pain, irregular and painful periods, painful intercourse as well as nausea and vomiting.

How To Remove Ovarian Cyst: It is important to get a firm diagnosis before treatment. If you have a functional cyst, it may remain without any symptoms or complications. With time and proper nutrition, it may go away on its own. With abnormal cysts, it is also important to make sure your immune system is working properly so that abnormal cells can be destroyed.

There are natural treatments available to help your body achieve optimum health so that your body can rid itself of the pain and suffering caused by ovarian cysts.