Understanding Acne Vulgaris

There are several types of acne and all of them are not a sight to behold for some. Acne can be a real nuisance, especially if covers your face. Aside from what you know as pimples it would also be a good idea acquaint yourself with acne lesions so that you can take proper action once you they start to appear. Acne vulgaris is a certain type of pimple much like whiteheads, blackheads, papules, nodules, pustules and cysts.

Whiteheads are white bumps that start to appear on your face whenever oil, dead skin cells and bacteria are trapped in your pores. These are the ones that you would be tempted to pop. Popping a whitehead is sometimes unnecessary since they disappear quickly and have short life spans. They are also referred to as "closed comedones".

If you see reddish and inflated bumps, they are papules, another kind of acne vulagris. This acne has no head so you can not just pop them out. Squeezing papules is not an option. Doing so can cause scarring and can lead to infection.

Acne that is similar to the characteristics of a whitehead is a pustule. You would notice a circular and reddish flesh that surrounds the head. The head would usually have a yellowish or whitish center. Pustules can be squeezed out, just be sure to have professionals do that for you.

A more severe case of acne vulgaris is the appearance of cysts and nodules. Nodules one acne types that is thought of as the most difficult to treat. It can take up to one to three months before it could completely disappear. These are large bumps that can lead to scarring. This kind of lesion should not be popped out at any cost because they can cause serious skin damage. If it gets infected it would take longer for it to heal.

The gruesome version of a nodule is a cyst. Aside from the reddish flesh that surrounds its head, it also contains pus. Cysts are large acne that have a diameter of around 5mm. These are the painful type of acne and can cause serious infection when squeezed out by a non-professional. At the first appearance of cysts or nodules, it would be best to consult your dermatologist so that swelling and scarring can be prevented.

Doctors Can not Cure Nummular Eczema

Nummular Eczema still perplexes doctors as to its origin. As with all eczemas, the common denominator is that the parents are prone to allergies like hay fever. When an outbreak begins, it will start as a group a tiny read spots and lesions that will enlarge and come together in the shape of a coin. They can grow to be 2 – 10 centimeters in diameter. The red lesions will be a uniform red at first, then the center will start to clear, leaving what could have been mistaken for ringworm (a fungal infection).

Eczema is a general term for lesions or rashes on the skin. Nummular eczema is close relative to atopic dermatitis, asteatotic eczema, and stasis dermatitis. If these lesions are irritated further, they will 'leak' and crush over, just making the agony worse.

Nummular eczema is most often found on the legs, also on the torso, arms, and hands. It is more common in men then in women. Between the ages of 55 and 65 men will see it the most, while in women it's between 15 and 25. Nommular eczema does not discriminate. It is an equal opportunity ailment for all races, and it affects 1 out of ever 500 people.

Medicine has not found a cure for nummular eczema, they are limited to just treating the discomfort. When a weakened immune system is passed down from the parents, nummular eczema (or any eczema for that matter) may lie dormant until it is brought on by a simple insect bite, or a scrape with poison ivy. The infected areas should be kept lubricated with the use of creams, ointments, lotions, and bath oils. Bathing only once a day is recommended more then that makes matters worse. Air or pat dry. Avoid wool and lanolin. If symptoms start to worsen by becoming infected or wepy, topical antibiotics may be used. Severe cases require that oral corticosteroids be taken.

Alternative medicines have done more for the nummular eczema suffer then doctors and drug companies. It is broadly agreed that the body's immune system is not strong enough, or has been altered to combat allergens Incorporating fatty 3 acids, and herbal tonics has cleared up many forms of eczema.

Women and Depression or Beauty and The Beast

Is the fight to reach the top bringing women to their knees? Has the fairer sex really become the winner sex? Are we depressed or are we just experiencing what men have always known concern pressure, but because we are women we are a push over for analysis absolutely ending in medicine that calms "what ails us"? We must remember that we are still living in a predominately male operated society. Men have the natural instinct to want to "fix it" when anything they perceive as a problem arises. If our reaction to a problem is not to handle it in the strict male fashion, we must be falling apart and need to be fixed by medication, counseling, or both. You are by now asking what do men and their view of our reactions to problems have to do with us being depressed. Well, I'll tell you.

Women are not men. No matter how short you cut your hair, Madam President, (sarcasm intended) or the fact that you wear pants will never make you a man. But every day we are told that having the feelings and reactions associated with women is wrong. There are some popular theories going around that say women are making men gay by expecting them to have emotions that are worthy to women, but these same men will deny that telling women to subdue their emotions, or natural reactions, will have any mental effect on them.

Women are trying to fit into a society built and operated by men. We have certain attitudes about how things should be. For too long we have been told we are wrong and to do something about it. So what do we do? We put it in its place. Somewhere deep in our minds where we do not dare go. Not knowing what to do with this unnatural act, our hearts and minds are bogged down. There's no where for it to go. It has no outlet. This is labeled depression.

I guess this sounds like a "let's get men" attack, but it really is not meant to have a negative connotation to it. It is just the natural order of things. Women are smart humans and will learn to adapt in this harsher world in order to survive and one day to thrive again. I am not saying that we will not bring our own form of problem solving to this dilemma, eventually. But for now we must find a way of coping. Fortunately society has given us a way out by giving the monster a name, depression. And because it has a socially acceptable name, it's okay to have this reaction called depression. I do not think so!

Women must start to realize that just because we may not be able to have it all right now (emphasis on the may) does not make us any less "of a man" then our hair counterparts. The female sector must never stop fighting for what is rightfully their in equal pay and other rights. But at the same time, we must stop beating ourselves up over the fact that we have not arrived yet in the eyes of a society that does not know any better (at least for the moment) then to react in the status quo fashion .

Females have always been overachievers. You know our labels: perfect wife, great cook, and super mom. And now, let us place the added burden of breadwinner to our long list of "must dos". Unfortunately being an overachiever means that we have to "out do" to be called successful. And we will "out do", will not we? What will we get if we are not at the top? We get to face that beast that goes by the name of depression. I am the world's worst for this one. In everything I do I must be the award winner, the highest paid, the fastest runner, whatever. Talk about major self-appointed stresses! But seriously, does this not sound familiar to you?

But we need to find a way to shake off some of the anxiety and self-appointed stress. Slay the beast by means other than anger or mood altering antidepressants. Why must I now add anger to our problems of emotional outries? Now more than ever, women are venting their frustration through the use of anger. Road rage by women! Ever seen that one? Ever been on the receiving end of one of those fingers? I am not even coming close to suggesting that women own this one exclusively or even as a higher degree than men. But ask your mom how many times she was cut off, cussed out, and all those other glamorous actions we have come to see all too often, being initiated by a female when she was young. Perhaps you would use the explanation of more female drivers. Could be, but doubt it. We are programming ourselves to push, push, and push to get ahead. Our natural instinct is to react emotionally and unfortunately this is coming out as anger in a lot of situations.

The women I talked with stated they truly believed that women are angrier than they were in the past. The media has put so much pressure on us to be thinner, always look our best, and many times with unreasonable expectations to what is called exceeded. Anorexia is at an all time high among women. Health issues are not at the heart of the attack, (no pun intended) on women to be skinny. You are unattractive and not appropriate for a career, marrying, or any other number of outside the home social activities. If you have any excess weight on you, you had better do something about it. But when you can not reach, for one reason or another, these unreasonable goals, you become depressed.

Career goals, physical appearance, and respect are but a few of the reasons women become depressed. My main concern is for women to find a healthier, more positive way to handle these socially inflated stresses then becoming depressed, angry, and extremely becoming becoming addicted to antidepressants. We know that historically men have used alcohol as a means to cope. We see how that faired, do not we? Let's not follow their lead but learn from their mistakes. I'll let you in on a little secret if you do not tell men. We are actually stronger than they are, as a whole. Men may find this funny and hard to prove, but I am 51 and have seen my share of tragedy. I have watched a lot of men go down the tubes when life smacks them down once or twice but at the same time have seen many women still standing after life has punched them in the stomach many times. Do not let them tell you that because they are willing to go to war and die for a great cause makes them the stronger sex, either. There is not any such thing as a good war as a reason to die. Yes, I know that men start these wars, but you can not use that against them. Crazy men are the ones starting wars. I just do not think they should use their patriotic duty as a reason to say they are stronger, but if you ask them why they think they are stronger this looks to be their answer. That's all I'm saying.

I was on antidepressants for 5 years and I smoke 1 pack packs of cigarettes a day. I can say I was on them because, not my doctors, took myself off them. I want to handle life through my own thoughts and strengths. As for the cigarettes, I have currently cut out pack pack with the hope of quitting. Neither one of these actions has been easy. I will still "slap you into tomorrow" if I am aggravated enough, so I started my own home based business to keep me calmer during my transition. Whatever it takes. But my point is that I have become aware that I am stronger then this and want to be me, just me, and all the good or bad that comes with it.

Come on ladies, do a self-inventory. Are your reactions to situations over the top or are you coping in a positive manner? Pay attention to how you react and do not excuse it if it's not exactly lady like. It is not good for your health or your own self-image. When you screamed and yelled at that driver, did it do you any good? Bet not. Bet your blood pressure went through the roof. Why do you think more women are dying from heart attack and stroke then men are now? As we always have in the past, we must come up with a constructive way to stop "the madness". Our society is mean to each other. You see it and you know it's true. We are on a path to self-destruction. Take a deep breath, exercise more, try some natural products, become more spiritually involved, or go slower in your climb to the top, whatever it takes. Slow down and smell the roses! You can do it if you will just put a little effort into it. We are overachievers but we are also over comers, go for it with all that makes you a woman!

(Just a little PS) If we are depressed, medicated, angry, and fighting amongst ourselves, who is minding the store and winning the race? (And that is not no BS)

Some People Really Do Have a Fear of Elevators

Fear of elevators is actually not just the fear of elevators alone. This is also a fear of small and or enclosed spaces. For some people this can be a fear of being bound or losing control.

Some movie portraits including elevators have worsened this fear for many. Everything from elevators becoming stuck, causing babies to be born inside, to gruesome scenes of plummeting elevators that can be seen in television and the movies.

Frequently people who have a fear of elevators will search frantically for stairs in order to walk instead of using the elevator. At times this can be a good thing. When a person walks instead of taking the elevator, they are getting exercise and improving their health. However, this is not always practical. Think about it, what if you must take the elevator to get to work, and your office is on the twenty first floor? What if you must leave the office and return several times each day? This is simply not feasible.

Certainly, one could manage to avoid using the elevator for the most part. However they would also be creating limitations in their life. One would have to live and work in places where it is reasonable to walk to their destination. They would also have to insure on using lower floors when visiting a hotel.

One way to deal with the fear of elevators is to make "small trips". Try using the elevator to go up just one floor. Then just step out and relax. Do this as frequently as possible. Once one flight has been mastered, and the individual feels less fearful, they should try two floors. This pattern should be continued until they have reached the top floor. The fear of elevators should be at least reduced, if not eliminated.

The fear of elevators is very real, but can be overcome.

Why Painful Intercourse Is not Normal and What You Should Do About It

Pain during sex is not normal. You may feel like it's not worth talking to your doctor about because you are embarrassed, or you may simply have always had a painful intercourse, but by ignoring it, you risk missing a larger issue.

Your OB / GYN has seen and heard it all before. It's his or her job to treat the conditions that cause painful intercourse, so put your embarassment aside and get ready to have a serious conversation.

Your painful intervention could have the result of a cyst, infection or sexually transmitted disease

Simple, benign and treatable issues are usually the first place your OB / GYN will look when you report pain during sex. Often, this pain is related to inflammation caused by an infection that can be easily easily with the use of antibiotics.

Infections in the vagina, vulva and even urethra can cause your reproductive organs to become inflamed. When this occurs, the surrounding area becomes intolerable to pain, not just from sex, but from other activities like inserting a tampon.

Sexually transmitted diseases like Chlamydia can also cause painful inflammation of your reproductive organs. All of these issues, however, can be easily furnished with medication prescribed by your OB / GYN. Symptoms usually resolve within a couple of weeks of beginning treatment.

Pain during sex may have a non-medical cause

For some women, the cause of painful intercourse is not medical at all. Instead it is the result of a previous psychological trauma or the lack of proper arousal.

Women who have been sexually abused may have spasms or difficulty becoming aroused. These issues will make sex more difficult, and in some cases painful. If you suspect this may be the reason for your problems with painful intercourse, therapy may help you resolve these issues. You should also consider discussing your history with your partner. Being open can result in making the situation more comfortable for you both.

If the issue is lack of arousal, you may also need to address your problems with your partner. If you feel too embarrassed to do so, realize that your partner wants you to enjoy the process, and is likely to be willing to make adjustments that will make that possible.

In lieu of these options, or if therapy and talking with your partner do not help the situation, you may also need to use an over-the-counter water-based lubricant.

Cysts, endometriosis and other structural issues can result in painful intercourse

If inflammation and psychological components have been ruled out, you may have a problem with the internal structure of your reproductive organs, such as endometriosis, cysts or thinning of the vaginal wall. All of these issues require medical intervention, and you may need to undergo a surgical procedure to resolve your problem. Most of the procedures involved, however, are minor in nature.

Since some of the structural causes can be the result of more serious medical issues, it is very important that you move past your embargo and discuss your painful intercourse with your OB / GYN.

Pain during sex is both a medical and quality of life issue

You do not have to go through life not enjoying sex. Discuss your issues with your doctor, be willing to be open with your partner, and you will likely be able to end your painful intercourse .

The Low-Down On The Diagnosis And Therapy Of Coronary Heart Disease In Women

It is not easy to diagnose CHD in women who develop chest pain more often than men. The chances for these chest pains to progress to heart attack are rare. In one study, half of the women undergoing coronary angiography did not have a significant heart artery blockage. But, women with classical angina symptoms had a 71 percent probability of having diseased coronary arteries. Nearly 90 percent of women suffering from heart attack had chest pains as the initial clinical presentation. This is similar to what men have experienced. Neverheless, females are more likely to exhibit symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, nausea, or upper abdominal pain.

Diagnosis of CHD among women has often been a challenging task for doctors. Resting electrocardiogram (ECG) frequently shows non-specific abnormalities in women, regardless of whether there is under CHD. The conventional treadmill stress test also does not help much as a diagnosing tool for women. Non-invasive tests such as myocardial perfusion stress imaging and stress echocardiography may improve the sensitivity and specificity over the treadmill stress tests in the female population.

Several reports have documented that women with CHD have a worse outcome than their male counterparts. Compared to males, females have higher chance of complications after heart attack. This could be explained by:

– Older age of female CHD patients, usually 10 years older than male CHD patients.

– Increased likelihood of co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart failure.

– Differences in the size of the coronary arteries between men and women.

– A greater likelihood of urgent surgical or interventional procedures in women.

– Less aggressive approach generally adopted by doctors.

– Lower likelihood of referral for cardiac rehabilitation after a cardiac event

Pharmacological therapy using ACE inhibitors, aspirin, beta-blockers, nitrates and cholesterol-lowering drugs has been effective in both men and women.

A 1987 study showed that men were 6.3 times more likely than women to be referred to coronary angiography when their non-invasive tests were abnormal. Heart procedures such as PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angiography) and bypass surgery were 15 to 27 percent more commonly transported out in men than in women with the diagnosis of CHD.

Complications during PTCA were higher for female patients. A slightly worse operative mortality was also associated with surgical treatment for women. After the heart bypass surgery, women have a lower likelihood of being free of angina than men do. Female CHD patients also experience greater disability and less return to work than the male patients. The rate of long-term survival and re-operation, however, are similar.

Penis Enlargement and Its Importance to Self-Growth

What affect does penis enlargement have on the continuation of a man's self-growth?

As we grow as children into the adult phase of our life, we realize that once we hit that adult phase, that our trousers, that have been continuously growing through our life, stop growing, too. Just like our height.

While our minds and abilities are still flexible and spongy enough to learn more and to do more, our most prized possession – the possession we would like to grow the most – comes to a standstill.

We can learn more by educating ourselves, we can experience more by traveling across the world, we can feel more by having relationships with women; but our sexual growth looks to stop.

It does not have to be that way. By using methods of Natural Penis Enlargement through Exercising, a man can still continue to enlarge his penis. To make it continue to grow. This is not only a physical growth, but a form of self-growth, meaning that its growth affects the Self. It affects the character of the man who chooses to enlarge himself.

The reason for this is that enlarging one's penis has more of an affect on a man's abilities than it does on the actual process of creating a larger penis. What happens, as a man begins to enlarge himself, that he realizes that he has achieved the, assumably, impossible; as he felt he was stuck with the same sized penis for the rest of his life. This achievement overflows into other aspects of his life, as he realizes nothing is impossible. It gives him a newly-found dynamic and energy in life – Borne of this newfound ability to achieve what seemed, before, impossible.

This overflow affects a man in more ways than he can imagine. His sex life changes, that's for sure, based on his new-found confidence. But it also makes him realize that he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to. His self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence shoot to the Moon. Literally, he becomes reborn through penis enlargement.

There are many options for men who want to enlarge their penalties. Our research and studies have shown that Natural Penis Enlargement through Exercising is the most effective and safest way to enlarge oneself. Not only that, but it gives a man an added sense of accomplishment because He Did It Himself.

The practice of enlarging the penal through exercising is nothing new. It's been around since man himself. One basic method is via stretching the ligaments that hold the penis to the body. By doing so, this allows the penis to rise to greater heights, so to speak.

Make Fewer Cold Calls and Get Better Results

Cold calling, the old way, has to be the most painful form of sales work you can experience. There's a lot of rejection, fear, and deflated hopes.

But there's a new way to make cold calling as pleasant and relaxed as picking up the phone and talking to a friend. Just follow these steps, and your cold calls can become an enjoyable part of your day.

1. Rip Up Your Sales Script and Start a Conversation

If you've been selling for a while, you've probably used a sales script. Perhaps using a script is the only way you know to start a cold call.

But people can almost always tell when you're reading from a script, even if you think you're pretty good at it. There's just nothing personal about it, and people pick up on that.

A script is not a conversation. It's a linear process designed to move the other person toward a sale. You're not having a real dialogue when you're using a script. So nothing is "real" about the whole encounter.

A conversation, on the other hand, is a living, breathing relationship. You're two real people, talking normally and naturally.

So when you're just being yourself, the other person's walls can come down. Because you're not coming at them with one-way sales strategy. So your cold calls typically last longer. You'll make fewer calls, and have better results.

2. From "Dreaded Salesperson" to Trusted Advisor

The old cold calling strategies teach you to polarize the roles of buyer and seller. You're trying to coax "prospects" into buying your product. You're not thinking about their world – their budget, problems, or time constraints. You've been taught to think about the sale.

Well, suppose you were to focus instead on the things that matter to the other person. For example, their problems. What if you were to become a problem solver?

That's exactly the place you want to be when making your cold calls. Imagine approaching someone with the idea of ​​finding out whether you can help solve a problem. Imagine the kind of attitude this would convey to the other person.

You're no longer trying to persuade. You're not even thinking about the sale. You're thinking about whether you can help someone solve a problem. You're relaxed, comfortable, and authentic.

When you make your cold calls this way, you'll find that others will engage you more. And you'll also be able to really enjoy what you're doing.

3. Gain the Respect You Deserve – Stop Pushing and Chasing

The old-school sales gurus teach the essentially the same approach. "Focus on closing the sale. Keep pushing forward. Overcome objections. Your job is to turn every no into a yes."
Persuading and coaxing has always been considered a normal and necessary part of cold calling. But it's rooted in a kind of macho selling image. If you do not keep pushing, it means you're giving up. So you keep trying to move things forward, and you keep "chasing" with follow-up calls.

Even when your focus is on solving a problem for the other person, you can be coaxing and cajoling. But if you do this, how can you become the trusted advisor I spoke about earlier?
It's really simple. Just let go of your attachment to the sale. When you do this, you can relax into being the professional that you are.

When you stop focusing on getting the sale, you can become a trusted resource. You're no longer chasing, pushing, and cajoling. You're helping. And that makes a world of difference in how people respond to you.

Follow these guidelines, and cold calling can become surprisingly enjoyable. You'll find yourself spending much more time with each person. You'll also see more positive results, whether or not a sale unfolds. Others will tend to respond to you more graciously. And your whole cold calling experience can become a pleasant one.

Which Golf Ball is the Right One for You?

Buying the right golf ball might seem easy, but it is not. Golf balls are not all alike and you should never just buy the first golf ball set you happen to see and head for your game. You need to know what kind of golf ball you have and what its capabilities are and you get this information through golf ball comparisons. It is kind of analogous to a baseball player not reaching for the first bat, but choosing the best one among many.

Among the many different types of golf balls available on the market today, the two-piece golf balls and the three-piece golf balls are the two main ones. One-piece golf balls are not usually used in comparison, but for practice purposes only. Your ability, your objectives on the golf course, and skill as a golf player will determine the type of golf ball you need.

The components of a two-piece ball are a core made of hard rubber and a plastic covering that is in most cases made of a type of plastic known as surlyn. The dimples you find on the cover of all golf balls help them travel farther. The two-piece golf balls are light on spin but heavy on distance and are perfect for beginners. In order to enhance the two-piece golf ball, manufacturers can adjust their softness or hardness. You can handle them and feel the difference when making comparisons.

One characteristic of the three-piece solid golf ball is a thin layer of plastic, a cover and a large core made of rubber. Other types of three-piece balls include those that are wound with a center made of liquid, covered by wound leather thread, and a cover made of hard plastic, balata or synthetic rubber. This ball has a better backspin but its distance is not as great. The wounded balls have a high cost and therefore are not used as much.

Beginners probably do not need or want much spin. Their focus should be on distance so the best choice is in the two-piece golf ball. Two-piece balls also come in handy when you want to build on your long shot or you do not have a straight shot. Also, part of comparing golf balls is being aware of your strengths and weaknesses as a golfer.

The golfer who has good skill and consistent shots will probably choose the three-piece golf ball in order to make improvements on his game. When you're a beginner, you're better off just learning how to make a shot by sitting the ball and watching it take off. The next steps after this deal with learning the subjects of backspin and spin. The manufacturers that sell these two types of balls are many. And remember that most all golf balls fall into one of the two categories of two-piece or three-piece. Hopefully, with this information you will have an easier time choosing.

Help For Seasonal Affective Disorder

Those of us in the northern climes, especially where the weather brings us lots of gray and overcast weather to complete cold temperatures and short days, will often have more than a passing knowledge of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. This disorder caused by too little light is characterized by lethargy, sadness, depression, irritability, weight gain, and mood swings. It is appropriately called 'winter blues'.

Women are particularly susceptible to SAD as we are more prone to depression in general. The reason for this is not clearly known, but it could be that we tend to have more sensitivity in physical, emotional and spiritual areas on the whole so it only stands to reason that we would be affected by SAD more than are men. This is not to say that men are not affected, and I personally know a few who struggle to get through winter as much as I do.

Where I live we can suffer months of prolonged semi-darkness punctuated by the occasional short day of sunshine. During the shortest days of the year we have less than eight hours of daylight a day, and when the winter rains and snows are on us, even those hours are dimmed by leaden skies. Since dealing with SAD is all about keeping your mood up, anything that helps you do that is beneficial. There is plenty of information out there on how to get through a season of SAD, here are some suggestions that work for me.

  • Turn on all the lights. Forget the power bill, this is serious. Turn on all the lights in your house or where you spend your days. Do not event turn them off when you leave the room. You can save on energy in other ways.
  • Locate your works so you face a window; the closer the better. Turn on your office light and any lamps near you, too.
  • Get lots of exercise. Join a gym, take a brisk walk, go dancing. Exercise helps to elevate your mood.
  • Do more of what makes you happy, whatever that is. And as much as possible spend time only with happy people. Being around moaners and complainers does nothing to elevate your mood and will make it harder to keep your perspective.
  • Go out more, get involved with people, stay busy and forget about yourself as much you can. Distraction keeps you from moping.
  • If you like to travel, plan your vacations to sunnier climates during the winter. Not only will you get a break from winter where you live, but just having something exciting to look forward to will help lift your mood.
  • Practice thankfulness. Replace every negative thought with a thankful one. You will be amazed how quickly your mood can change when you are naming everything you have for which to be thankful.
  • Act like a bear and get more sleep. Hibernate some of those winter hours away. When spring comes you'll be plenty rested.
  • Eat right. Try not to sink into junk food funk. Choose lots of fresh foods and treat yourself to gourmet diet surprises. Try new recipes or visit new restaurants.
  • Treat yourself to things that make your feel good. Get a massage. Spend time at a spa. Soak in a hot tub. Get your hair and nails done. Shop for a new outfit.
  • Find a place you like to go that has lots of light. Since I sew, my favorite pick-me-up is the fabric store. Not only is the light impossibly bright, but the whole floor floor is filled with bright colors and unlimited possibilities.
  • Get lost in a book. Reading absorbing novels occupy your mind.
  • Have sunshine movie marathons. I love to rent movies that are set in the tropics. I also borrow travelogues on DVD from my local library so that if I can not get away myself for the winter, I can travel vicariously.
  • Take up a winter sport. There are lots of outdoor and cold-weather activities pursuit here in the great white north.
  • If you are really struggling, see your doctor. There is help for severe depression problems. If you can not seem to rise above the blues, do not let them go on too long before getting help.

You can probably come up with a few ideas of your own that help you to feel better and less seasonally affected. The important thing is do not wallow in your winter funk. Get up, get out there, get happy.

Gestational Diabetes Diet Guidelines

Gestational Diabetes is when the glucose level in blood gets high while one is pregnant. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born. But a pregnant woman who had gestational diabetes is at the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in her life. This does not cause harm a lot to the baby.

Gestational diabetes if left untreated can cause the baby to produce more insulin then gaining a lot of weight. This can sometimes result in a premature delivery.This leaves a pregnant woman to a greater dilemma what to eat and what not to eat. What is good for the baby might be bad for her glucose values ​​and vice versa.

Following are some of the guidelines for the gestational diabetic diet.

– Do not skip meals. Rather take 5 meals at regular intervals.

– Eat the minimum amount of carbohydrates in the breakfast, as at this time insulin resistance is greatest in the body.

– Keep the amount of carbohydrates consistent in each meal.

–If suffering from morning sickness take 2 servings of crackers as the first thing in the morning before even getting down from the bed.

–Take frequently small meals the whole day and try to avoid foods rich in fats.

–Select foods that are high in their fiber content like pasta, rice, whole-grain bread, fruits and vegetables.

– Take foods that are low in sugar.

–Drink a minimum of 6 glasses of water.

– Take at least 4 servings of the dairy milk products.

– Take at least three servings of food rich in iron.

– Take at least one serving of food that contains vitamin C.

– Daily take at least one source of folic acid.

– Take at least one source of vitamin A every alternate day.

– Avoid alcohol, quit smoking during pregnancy.

–Limit caffeine take ..

– Do not try to loose weight during pregnancy.

By following the above mentioned guidelines pregnant women can very easily control not only their gestational diabetes but also morning sickness, fatigue and headaches.

Treating Genital Warts – How To Remove Penis Warts

No one knows the best treatment for a particular case of penis warts better than a physician. Warts on the penis or in the genital area are caused by a sexually transmitted disease called HPV which affects the skin. At present, there is no cure for the virus. It is estimated that half of all adult men and women will contract HPV.

There is no cure, but there are quite a few options for treatment available. The American Academy of Physicians states that the purpose of treatment is to keep from passing the virus on to someone else, and to ease physical discomfort. There are different treatments available, and no one treatment is suitable for everyone. Your doctor will look at the warts and take size, number of warts and location into consideration when choosing a treatment. You can also decide based on expense, convenience, or risks.

The options for treatment include surgery, cyrotherapy, immunotherapy, topical chemicals or anti-viral medications. Often, penis warts can be treated right in the doctor’s office.

Cyrotherapy – Your doctor will spray your warts with liquid nitrogen and they will freeze off. This can be done in the office.

TCA, or trichloracetic acid – The doctor will apply this solution to the warts.

Cutting off warts – Your doctor can actually cut them off the day you come in.

Electrocautery – The doctor uses an electrical current to burn them off.

Laser therapy – For severe cases, your doctor may opt to use a laser to remove the warts. This is expensive and cannot be done at every medical facility. It is often used when nothing else works.

There are also treatments that your doctor can prescribe and you can do at home. This is usually in the form of a topical cream like imiquimod or podofilox. With these, you have to put it on every day for a certain number of weeks. These solutions are often the most convenient and comfortable because you can do them at home.

You can also find treatments in the form of over the counter medications, but almost every doctor recommends against using these. They are quite effective in destroying warts, but the harsh, abrasive chemicals can sometimes irritate or damage the surrounding skin. At most pharmacies you can buy Dr. School’s Wart Remover, Wart-Off or Compound W. Freezone. But, keep in mind that these over the counter remedies can be painfully uncomfortable or even dangerous if used incorrectly.

Remember that, even after the warts disappear, you still have the HPV virus. There is no cure. This means that, at any time in the future, you may experience another outbreak of penis warts.

Learn How To Remove Skin Tags

Skin tags are small growths on the skin. They are also referred to as acrochordon. They resemble the color of the skin. At times they tend to be slightly more pigmented than the skin. Skin tissues named as stalk or peduncle are the ones that attach the tags to the skin.

The occurrence of skin tags is very common. Sooner or later it is usually said to occur in more than half of the population. Middle aged people are more prone to getting skin tags. The basic cause of its formation is the frequent rubbing of the folds of the skin. So they are more frequently seen in people who are overweight.

There is no threat usually held by skin tags. Neverheless they are not very good to look at and the confidence of the person having it usually has a negative impact. This is the reason why how to remove skin tags is a question that others the people having them. They can be easily eliminated by using one of the various options available. One can choose the option they find most convenient for them.

A doctor can be visited to get the tag removed. The clinical method of removal would involve cutting or freezing of the tag. Neverheless the removal of a tag is looked upon as a cosmetic problem. This is the reason why most of the insurance companies do not cover it. Consequently the person choosing to go for the surgical methods of removal need to pay the bill themselves.

The home removal remedies are most commonly used to remove the tags. This is due to the fact that they are not as costly as the surgical techniques used to remove tags. These techniques can additionally be carried out at home comfortably. Tying the tag is one of the most typically used home remedies. A tag is tied with a piece of string or dental floss. This cuts off the blood supply to the tag. The tag consequently dries and falls off. Depending on the location of the tag help may be needed to tie it. In cases where the tag is present on the noticeable parts of the body, this method is usually not preferred.

The next method of removal may sound a little scary but people do use it often. Scissors or nail clippers are basically used to cut off the tag. This method would involve loss of blood. Once the tag is cut, the wound should be properly cleaned using cotton and an antibiotic ointment should be applied on it to avoid the formation of infection. It is required to sterilize the equipments that are used to cut off the tag before using them. Alcohol can be used to disinfect them.

A tag is not likely to reappear in the same place after it is removed. A doctor should be immediately seen in the event of the occurrence of such a thing. No matter whichever method might be used to remove the tags, proper care should be taken once the removal is done.

Treatments for Psoriasis – Facts and Answers

Psoriasis for treatments are getting better with the latest discoveries and the understanding of the harsh disease. Never easy to diagnose, and a lot harder to find the right treatments to control and cure. Almost a like a game of hit and miss, one solution will not fit every patient there before individual treatments or a combination of therapies are required to keep this disease at bay.

This is a small list showing some of the treatments: –

Steroid Potencies

Topical steroids range from low to high or ultra-high efficiency. Ointments are typically more effective than creams that contain the same concentration and same type of steroid.

Doctors generally may start psoriasis patients using low to mid-potency steroids. The strength and base (ie, ointment or cream) of the steroid used may be different according to the location and the type of psoriasis. For example, thick plaques of psoriasis on the elbows and knees may need stronger potencies in an ointment form in order to be absorbed through the thick skin.

A topical steroid may be combine Salicylic acid as this reduces the scaling and can help increase steroid absorption. Otherwise doctors normally use low strengned steroids in very sensitive areas where the skin is thin, for example the genital area, the face (eg, eyelids), and folds (between the buttocks, under the arms and breasts).

The majority of topical steroids are to be found with prescription only. Milder topical steroids (eg, hydrocortisone 0.5%) are available from the pharmacist without a prescription.

What Are the Potential Risks of Topical Steroids?

Steroids have been used effectively for long periods and are very safe when used correctly. However, topical steroids can have some side effects when they are either highly potent or used over long periods, or where the skin is thin and in more sensitive areas.

If you would like to know more about the treatments for Psoriasis

Anthelios Sunscreens – Do High SPF 60 Sunscreens Work?

There are reasons why many dermatologists recommend Anthelios sunscreens to their patients and why discerning customers choose it over any other sunblock protection. But do Anthelios sunscreens really deserve to be called the best sunscreens in the world?

UVA-UVB, The Two Types of Protection Required

It's important to first understand how the sun's rays can cause skin damage. The sun is made up of shorter length UVB rays and longer length UVA rays. UVB rays are responsible for tanning and sunburns; UVA rays on the other hand, penetrate deeper into the skin and contribute to wrinkles, premature aging, allergic reactions and some types of skin cancers. In North America, a sunscreen's effectiveness is measured by its Sun Protection Factor or SPF rating. SPF is a measurement of the amount of UVB protection that a sunscreen delivers. As yet, North America does not have an official standard for measuring the UVA protection of a sunscreen. Regardless, an effective sunscreen should offer protection against both UVA and UVB rays and should remain stable when exposed to sunlight.

Anthelios With Mexoryl

Anthelios sunscreens by La Roche Posay contain the ingredients Mexoryl SX or Mexoryl XL, which offer considerable UVA protection. When combined with other effective sun filtering agents such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or avobenzone for example, Anthelios becomes a broad spectrum sunscreen delivering protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Many sunscreens on the market only deliver UVB protection. So you may not get a sunburn, but you will not be protecting yourself against skin aging and skin cancers. The Anthelios formulation is also highly photostable (does not degrade when exposed to sunlight) especially compared to most sunscreens on the market today. Studies have shown that Anthelios maintains the majority of its sun filtering capability even 24 hours after initial application.

Anthelios is a sunscreen, but people always comment on how lovely it feels on the skin. The texture is far smoother than any other sunscreen.

So are Anthelios sunscreens the best sunscreens in the world? Based on studies, the protection that they afford and feedback that I receive from my customers, I would have to say yes. And Anthelios sunscreens come in a range of formulations for different skin types and protection.