Conditions That Restrict Mobility

One thing that shows you are alive is your ability to move. Your body needs to move in order for you to perform certain activities. When you go to work, you need to walk. When you write, you need to move your hands. When you drop something, you need to bend and pick it up. All these things need movements, big or small. However, there are certain medical conditions that can restrict the mobility of a person. Below are some examples.

The first one in the list is cerebral palsy. This is a condition that primarily affects the part of the brain that is responsible for muscle coordination. This disease is usually congenital. This means that it occurs in the prenatal stage even before the baby is born. In some cases, it can manifest during the early days or weeks of an infant. The main cause of cerebral palsy is incorrect development. When the brain does not develop the way it should be, the condition may arise. Another reason is brain damage caused by accidents and trauma. Although cerebral palsy is incurable, it is inconmunicable. It can not be transferred to other people.

The second one in the list is Spina Bifida. This condition is mainly characterized by the incomplete development of the body specifically in the areas of the brain and the spinal cord. Doctors can usually tell the existence of the condition as soon as the baby is born. Patients with this condition usually have openings along their spin area that shows the incomplete development. Since the spine is mainly affected, it can lead to partial to full paralysis. It primarily targets the lower area of ​​the body causing the patients to have restricted mobility in their lower limbs. This condition is incurable. However, the spinal can be corrected through surgery depending on the situation. Patients need some equipment to help them move such as crutches and wheelchairs.

The third one in the list is muscular dystrophy. This is a condition that primarily affects the skeletal and muscular systems. Since these two systems are primarily affected, the movements of the body will also be affected and restricted. This disease is genetic. However, it may not manifest soon. Some are diagnosed early during their childhood years while others are diagnosed during their later years in life. The best cure for muscular dystrophy is orthopedic measure. It can both involve surgery and physical therapy.

The last one in the list is heart defect. When the heart is weak and damaged, there will be a restriction in mobility. The patient will not be able to run as fast as an average person can because the heart is not in a good condition to pump great amounts of blood to different parts of the body during vivid physical exercises.

These are just some of the conditions that restrict mobility.

Have You Fallen Victim to POPP – Procrastination, Over-Analysis, Perfection & Paralysis?

In her book entitled Our Invisible Supply, Frances Larimer Warner quotes: “Spirit is substance which forms itself according to your demands and must have a pattern from which to work. A pan of dough is as willing to be formed into bread as biscuits. It makes little difference to Spirit what we demand.

That is a very interesting and revealing statement indeed and although I personally do not fully buy into this whole New Age school of thought that states You Are What You Think (in other words the direction of your life, success or failure, is almost purely dependent on your thoughts, negative or positive) I fully acknowledge the awesome, if little appreciated and recognized power, of the subconscious mind.

How Your Dream Got Stolen!

The subconscious mind is a truly amazing thing, filing away every experience, every emotion, every memory or even every thought that ever crossed your mind! One would think then that with such a powerful computer at our disposal we should all be geniuses or failing that, at least we should all be runaway successes at what we do.

But alas, as I’m sure you are well aware the story unfortunately rarely ever unfolds that way. And this is why:

Remember when you were kid, nothing seemed impossible right? I mean Superman and Spidey were just as real as the guy who lived down the block…except they were a little bit more real because they had superpowers. You see in a young child’s mind nothing is impossible which in part explains why kids’ are ever so impressionable.

A growing number of people now believe that a child begins to learn whilst still a fetus in the womb accounting for the ever spreading habit of parents singing (too commonly out of tune), talking, playing Mozart to tiny and as-yet-unborn baby! The school of thought along these lines may also explain the prevalent tendency nowadays to start schooling kids at ever younger ages in the hopes that it would bestow upon the child the necessary edge to pull ahead of its peers.

Arguing the relative merits of these beliefs is beyond the scope of this article, but suffice it to say that a child’s growing mind is like a super absorbent sponge sucking up all the data available to it like so much water.

Anything Possible Becomes All Impossible!

But then something goes terribly wrong! Where before the child believed anything and everything was possible, as the child grows up its universe of everything possible rapidly shrinks! Why? Because of the effect of nurture which in this context refers to socio-environmental factors.

How often as a kid did you hear the word “NO” or were you told the refrain “stop acting like a child” or “stop thinking like a child” as if child were a dirty word. Thus just like that, in fairly short thrift, your kiddie mind was subtly and ever-so-easily reprogrammed to conform to the conventional world with all its boundaries and strictures of impossibilities!

The fact is, to function and perform in everyday society, we need some degree of education or at the very least a set of skills that enables us to do so. Problem is, during the course of that education and acquisition of those skills our mind gets reprogrammed to pattern itself along conventional lines.

And unfortunately all that reprogramming comes neatly packaged with all the negative psychological baggage inherent to conventional society. This reversible yet recalcitrant reprogramming is why so many of us who’d like to flick convention the finger and leave the five-to-nine world of employee hell are simply too scared to!

That’s because we are still under POPP’s thumb!

POPP: Procrastination, Over-analysis, Perfection and Paralysis!

A lot of us are victims of POPP yet we don’t even know it. Let’s take procrastination for example, there’s almost nothing easier than this very activity; or more accurately put…lack thereof. All one has to do is make a commitment then just as quickly or as nonchalantly, as the case may be, counter with an equal commitment not to commit to the first commitment.

Put simply, procrastination is the practice of postponing activities that should and need to be tackled but for some reason or other we find excuses not to.

Quite frequently, the reason for procrastination is because the task at hand often involves more effort and time than we are willing to devote! However in many cases there’s a much deeper and more disturbing reason rooted within that habit of procrastination. That reason far too often is:

The Fear Of Change; Leaving The Comfort Zone!

Our deep rooted fear of change often boils down to a subconscious fear of failure. It is very easy to remain in one’s comfort zone without necessarily being happy so long as that comfort zone attends to the basic needs for survival which include: food, shelter, companionship etc. One need not be happy with the status quo but so long as the basic essentials of survival are covered most people will grudgingly continue their safe yet unhappy existence to the bitter end.

That is why so many success stories are dramatic tales of down-n-out woes to dizzying success! Because those individuals were at rock bottom and really had nowhere left to go but up! In the truest sense those individuals had nothing to lose but everything to gain by striving for personal success.

Lyric in the Chorus of The Deadly POPP Quartet!

It is perhaps one of the simpler achievements in life to become part of the lyrics in the song of the Deadly POPP Quartet; after all self-denial is so easy and ever so convenient!

Perfectionism Is The Cousin Of Procrastination

Procrastination (aarrrgggh) is such a dirty and ugly word, so why not simply avoid it altogether by conceding that you are a perfectionist instead? I mean people have a grudging respect for perfectionists don’t they? Sure…a perfectionist may not achieve much in a given time frame, but remember their favorite mantra is that quality takes time!

Or perhaps if you don’t want to be grouped or merely feel you are unworthy to fall under the umbrella of the Perfectionist Crowd you could always insist that you haven’t finished analyzing the situation yet! (Hmmm…I wonder how many battles were ever won on account of over-analysis?)

Bottom line, whichever way you paint it, the end picture is still going to be the same shade…apathy and paralysis! If you truly want to achieve personal success you need to get rid of that subconscious fear of failure, throw away POPP’s master plan and get out there and grab your slice of success!

In closing, here’re a couple of quotes to help motivate you on your journey of success (alas I cannot recall who the names of authors of the quotes).

The Only Fear You Need Fear Is Fear Itself; and

It Is Better To Have Tried And Failed Than To Never Have Tried At All!

Comfort Zone

Dosage to Treat Posttherpetic Neuralgia

Neurontin doses

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is given by mouth with food or between meals. If Gabapentin dose is lessened, interrupted or replaced with a similar medication, this should be done little by little over a minimum of 1 week (a long period may be necessary at the discretion of the doctor who prescribes it).

Posttherpetic Neuralgia

In grown-up patients with posttherpetic neuralgia, treatment with Gabapentin may be started as a single 300-mg dose on Day 1, 600 mg / day on Day 2, and 900 mg / day on Day 3. The dose can be then titrated up as needed for pain alleviation to a daily dose of 1800 mg. In clinical studies, efficiency was shown over a dose range from 1800 mg / day to 3600 mg / day with equivalent effects across the dose range. Extra benefit of taking doses greater than 1800 mg / day was not demonstrated.


Gabapentin is prescriptible for additional therapy in patients at least 3 years of age. Effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years has not been ascertained.

Patients 12 years of age

The successful dosage of Gabapentin is 900 to 1800 mg / day and given in divided doses (three times per day) using 300 or 400 mg capsules, or 600 or 800 mg tablets. The initial dose is 300 mg thrice daily. If necessary, the dosage could be augmented using 300 or 400 mg capsules, or 600 or 800 mg tablets three times daily up to 1800 mg / day. Amounts up to 2400 mg / day have been well accepted in long-term clinical studies. Doses of 3600 mg / day have also been given to several patients for a short short duration, and have been well accepted. The longest time between doses in the TID schedule should not exceed 12 hours.

Kids Age 3-12 years

The first dose should be from 10-15 mg / kg / day in 3 divided doses, and the efficient dose attained by upward titration duringapproximately 3 days. The efficient dose of Gabapentin in patients more than 5 years of age is 25-35 mg / kg / day and given in divided doses (thrice a day). The effective dose in children ages 3 and 4 years is 40 mg / kg / day and administered in divided doses ((in three doses.) Neurontin may be prescribed as the oral solution, capsule, or tablet, or using combinations of these formulas. Dosages up to 50 mg / kg / day have been well received in a long-term clinical study.

If Gabapentin is not administrated anymore and / or a similar anticonvulsant is added to the treatment, this should be done gradually over a minimum of 1 week.

Dosage in Renal Impairment

Dosage correction in patients at least 12 years of age with renal dysfunction or undergoing hemodialysis is prescribed following strict dosing indications above for efficient doses in each indication.

Gabapentin employment in patients less than 12 years of age with renal impairment has not been studied.

Inflamed Throat – Uncover Effective Remedies To Treat It (Part 1)

The article deals with effective remedies to treat inflated throat. In addition, these remedies can be used to deal with angina, laryngitis, tonsillitis and other diseases involving inflated throat.

  1. Infuse 2 tablespoons of herbs of marsh-mallow root with half a liter of hot water and boil the infusion for 5 minutes. Leave it to brew for 2 hours and decant the tincture. Use the decoction as a gargle.
  2. Infuse 2 tablespoons of herbs of marsh-mallow root with half a liter of cold boiled water and leave it to brew for 24 hours. Use the infusion as a gargle 3 times a day to deal with angina.
  3. Infuse a tablespoon of leaves and fruits of wild raspberry with a glass of boiling water. Let the tissue brew for an hour and decant it. Use the decoction as a gargle to treat angina and other inflammations.
  4. Sip fresh birch juice several times a day or use it as a gargle to deal with angina.
  5. Juice red beet and mix a glass of the juice with a tablespoon of table vinegar at 3% concentration. Use the mixture as a gargle to deal with angina and pharyngitis.
  6. Infuse a tablespoon of herbs of southern blue gum leaves with a glass of boiling water. Leave the tissue to brew for 2 hours and decant it. Use the decoction as a gargle to treat inflamed throat and treat pain in case of angina and chronic tonsillitis.
  7. Juice fresh kalanchoe leaves and mix the juice with cold boiled water (proportion 1: 1). Use the mixture as a gargle.
  8. Infuse a tablespoon of herbs of guilder-rose blossoms and fruits with a glass of hot water and boil the tincture for 15-20 minutes. Afterwards, decant it and use the decoction as a gargle to deal with angina and hoarseness.
  9. Infuse 2 tablespoons of granulated yellow turnip with a glass of hot water and boil the mixture for 15 minutes. Decant it and drink one fourth of a glass of the decoction 4 times a day or a glass in the evening before going to bed to deal with hoarseness.
  10. Mix herbs of southern blue gum leaves (4 parts), salvia leaves (3 parts), horse-heel root (2 parts), calendula blossoms (1 part), chamomile blossoms (2 parts), liquorice root (2 parts), linden blossoms (2 parts) and Labrador-tea tops (2 parts). Infuse a tablespoon of the mix of herbs with a glass of boiling water and leave the tissue to brew for 30-40 minutes. Decant it and use as a gargle to deal with laryngitis, angina and tonsillitis.

How to Cure Diabetes Without Medicine

How to cure diabetes without medicine is simply easy if you are vigilant about the management of your diabetes. It is important to make sure that you do not take it up yourself to give up your medication without the consultation of your doctor first. You will have to work closely with your doctor to make sure that you do not cause yourself more harm.

How to cure diabetes without medicine can be achieved with a healthy well balanced diet and regular daily exercise. This will take some time to implement, but it will definitely be worth it once it is in place. The most valuable tool you can arm yourself with is a food and exercise diary, this will allow you to work out which foods and exercises do not work for you and by knowing this information you can avoid them altogether and be well on your way to curing your diabetes without medicine.

Get yourself a notebook and start to write down everything you eat, what exercises you are doing as well as your blood sugar readings before and after meals and exercises. As I mentioned this will take some time to do, but by the end of it you will be well informed with what works for you as an individual. This is important to realize, because we all react to foods and exercises in different ways, not one person is the same.

You will need to mix and match your meals and exercises so that you can determine which foods and exercises are the culprit that makes your blood sugar rise.

Following are suggestions on how to track the information you require:

  • Record the date
  • Make a list of all the foods you eat for each meal, it is important that you note each individual food, for example, beef steak, beans, sweet potato and onion sauce
  • Make a list of the exercise you do as well as the length of time
  • Make a note of your blood sugar levels before and after your meals as well as your exercises
  • Work out which particular food or exercise has made your blood sugar to dramatically rise and make sure you note this down so that you can avoid it in the future

The best way to do all this is to have your own a diabetes diet plan, make a standard diet plan for one week, get a different diet plan for a few weeks. Then implement the week 1 plan, then week 2, and then week 3. Once you have reached the end of week 3 for example, go back to one week and take out one food item to see if it makes a difference to your blood sugar readings, this will be how you find out what works for you and what does not.

By implementing this diabetes diet plan you will be able to cure diabetes without medicine so that you can achieve optimum health.

Obesity And Pregnancy

If you are overweight when you become pregnant, your physician will likely recommend that you gain less weight than a woman who is average or normal weight. You should not diet during pregnancy because it is vital that you supply your body and unborn baby with an adequate number of nutrients. What you can do however to minimize your weight gain is to ensure that you eat a healthy selection of foods during your pregnancy.

One of the best things you can do to avoid too much weight gain is ensuring that you have a healthy selection of snacks handy when at times when hunger strikes. Think about things like yogurt, raisins, nuts, fruit and other healthy selections that are not only convenient but also taste good.

There are health conditions that are overweight or obese increases the risk for during pregnancy. Among these include:

– Preeclampsia

– Premature Birth

– Gestational Diabetes

– Cesarean Sections

Giving Birth to Children with Obesity Problems

Unfortunately women who are already overweight prior to pregnancy are more likely to gain excessive amounts of weight during pregnancy. Several studies have suggested that more than 80 percent of overweight and obese women will gain too much weight, defined as weight exceeding 40 pounds or more, during their pregnancy.

Women who are obese and give birth are also more at risk for maternal mortality during labor and delivery. The cesarean rates are often higher because labor fails to progress in a timely fashion.

Did you know that gaining more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy also puts you at risk for being overweight multiple years after pregnancy?

Babies born to mothers that are overweight may also experience a number of health problems. Those most often cited by studies include an increased risk of congenital heart defects and a greater risk of neural tube defects.

The best thing you can do for yourself and the health of your unborn child is maintain a healthy weight prior to becoming pregnant. If you are overweight, work with your healthcare provider or a nutritionist to come up with a sound diet regimen that will ensure that you gain an appropriate amount of weight for maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Adopting healthy habits during your pregnancy often results in a 'carry over' effect, meaning you are more likely to eat healthily after giving birth as well as before.

Can I Use Clorox to Treat Toenail Fungus

One of the common questions asked by internet users is whether or not they can or should use clorox to treat toenail fungus.

First of all, Clorox may or may not be a routine name depending on where you are from in the world. Since it's an American company, the name is quite familiar to most United States citizens. Clorox is a chemical bleach that is used primarily for washing clothes.

Clorox is quite toxic and only a small amount is used compared to standard laundry detergent. The web is full of home remedies suggesting various recipes for using Clorox as a solution to get rid of toenail fungus.

The obvious, and very dangerous problem, with Clorox is its toxicity. Some of the recipes state to use just a tablespoon per one full bucket of warm water. It is assumed that this small amount of bleach will not affect the person who uses it.

Since there is no evidence that this is an effective way to kill toenail fungus, anyone who uses this method is generally playing trial and error. You are also putting yourself at risk because you do not know what kind of reaction your body may have to the chemical. It is not uncommon for humans to have severe reactions to things we eat, so it would not be far fetched to assume one could easily have a severe reaction to something that is not meant to enter our bodies.

Using clorox to treat toenail fungus is not something that the product was designed to do, nor does it appear safe to allow such a chemical to penetrate the skin via soakings.

There are other natural chemicals like camphor, undecyclenic acid, and acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar that may be a safer option. Before using any unfamiliar product to end toenail fungus, you should consult with a local doctor.

Overcoming Pittakionophobia, Fear of Stickers, With Hypnotherapy

Sticker fear is a powerful phobia that affects many people throughout the world

Like all phobias, it is essentially an anxiety disorder.

Simply put, those with this particular phobia experience varying degrees of anxiety when faced with stickers or sticky labels – whether those stickers are on fruit such as apples, bananas or kiwis, on plastic items, household appliances or on clothing, it makes little difference.

This phobia can make even the most courageous person shiver with fear.

Perhaps the main reason that this particular phobia is so little acknowledged is because individuals suffering from this irrational fear have often developed a sense of abnormality or shame, wrongly believing that only they have this particular issue.

Because of this, those who are afraid of stickers or of sticky labels often feel foolish, becoming reluctant to talk about it to others and so it remains largely hidden.

Indeed, in my clinical practice I have treated only two people for this particular phobia. Both were clients who had been successfully treated for other conditions and who mentioned, almost in passing, that they also suffered from the fear of stickers.

Once uncovered, however, it is a fairly simple procedure to permanently remove the fear and phobia.

The real problem, of course, is that most of those suffering from this debilitating phobia simply do not know that effective treatment is available. Symptoms of a sticker phobia are similar to those of other phobias: increased heart rate, palpitations, dry mouth, shortness of breath and even feelings of dizziness or nausea when exposed to the rationally benign stimulus of stickers or sticky labels.

So hidden is this phobia that currently there appears to be no commonly accepted name for the fear of stickers or of sticky labels. It simply does not currently appear on any phobia list.

However, I have coined a neologism – or new word – for this phobia, based on proper linguistic rules, which I offer here.

The word ‘phobia’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘fear’ and the rule is that any suffix attached to it should also be of Greek origin. (Though some phobia names contain suffixes derived from Latin, this is linguistically incorrect and has been brought about simply because the doctors who coined the name of the phobia were more familiar with Latin than they were with Greek!)

The value of having a correct name for the irrational fear of stickers and of sticky labels is that those suffering from this phobia may well find real relief in discovering that there is indeed a name for their secret fear and so may feel less abnormal and unique.

Having a correct name for any condition that disturbs us is a major step forward in becoming empowered to seek proper treatment for it.

The name I offer is ‘pittakionophobia’.

Initially, this may seem like a bit of a mouthful, but it really isn’t. It is simply pronounced: pit-ak-ion-ophobia.

‘Pittakion’ is the Greek word for label or ticket (in Latin it’s ‘pittacium’) and so, combined with ‘phobia’ pittakionophobia is the irrational fear of stickers or of labels.

Causes of Pittakionophobia – Fear of Stickers

The actual causes of pittakionophobia almost always lie in the individual’s past.

Because of a previous experience, the person’s subconscious has connected stickers or sticky labels with anxiety and danger.

Most often, this has happened in childhood or in the early years of adolescence, though in some cases it may have occurred later in life.

Such an experience may have happened directly, as a result of a traumatic experience involving a sticker – having one stuck to some part of the body, for example – or even indirectly as a result of another person’s fearful experience that was observed by the person who would then go on to develop the phobia. Treatment of Sticker Phobia

The good news is that real and effective relief is available.

Working with a well experienced and expertly trained advanced transformational hypnotherapist, it is possible to reach back and uncover the origin of this phobia.

Once this is accomplished, we can simply neutralize the incorrect belief that has been installed in the subconscious that stickers or sticky labels mean danger and that it needs to trigger anxiety.

In its place we can establish feelings of calm and relaxation when encountering or thinking about stickers or sticky labels, completely eliminating pittakionophobia.

The simple fact is that you were not born with this phobia and you do not have to continue to live your life around this fear.

If you – or someone you care about – are afraid of stickers; if you suffer from the fear of stickers or are afraid of sticky labels then there really is something you can do about it.

With the expert use of advanced hypnotherapy you can be freed from the terrible fear of stickers – pittakionophobia – and stop being afraid of stickers for good.

Consult with a fully trained professional advanced transformational hypnotherapist who has experience in dealing with this and other phobias and begin the liberating process of freeing yourself from the unnecessary fear of stickers or the fear of sticky labels – pittakionophobia – now.

You can say goodbye to your sticker phobia rapidly and easily – and you will be tremendously pleased that you did!

Eating Celery For Increased Semen Volume – Does it Work?

Some references state that eating celery for increased semen volume can do a lot to one’s sex life and it really does work. In fact, this is considered one of the natural methods to increase sperm count and stimulate sexual desire. Celery is known to contain an odor-free hormone known as androsterone which is said to be sexually inviting for women.

Celery is one of type of food product that is known for its sexual stimulation property. Raw celery increases one’s sexual desire but there are no actual figures just how much it can help increase the volume of semen or sperm count. Eating celery for increased semen volume may not be beneficial for men with other specialized needs such as increased sperm count and motility, longer orgasm and intense hunger for sex.

While natural method is beneficial for the body and is a better option for sexual enhancement, there are alternative yet natural means aside from eating celery. This is through the use of natural volume enhancers. These are in pill form and contain amino acid and herbs carefully studied to ensure potency and effectiveness.

Volume enhancers also increase sperm count and motility and take care of a man’s total sexual health. Other benefits include increased energy and sexual desire, improved stamina and longer, more intense and explosive orgasms. All of these benefits on top of having increased in semen volume and over-all improvement of sexual abilities.

There are two recommended brands for volume enhancers and these are Semenax and Volume Pills. They are proven to deliver the best and safest results. Semenax and Volume Pills are quality sexual enhancement products which had been carefully studied by professionals.

With these two products, men can experience a significant increase in their sperm count and semen volume. Results are far better than eating lots of celery.

Volume enhancers promise a great deal of sexual benefits among men and guarantee far stronger action than eating celery for increased semen volume.

Thrush Treatment – Cure it Fast

Thrush treatment is a pressing matter and you can not put it off indefinitely because some of its symptoms can be very much embarrassing. You may have a white discharge and reddening and swilling in the vaginal area. You may have itch and burning sensation also, which is the most embarrassing part of thrush. That too, when you are in the middle of many people, you have to prepare and press a reporter smile firmly on to your face, despite the unbearable itching because you may not be able to scratch the "spot" in front of others.

Any absence of consideration of these symptoms may lead to more trouble, though they may not spread to other areas of your body but some lactating women may contract it from infected babies. Men also get these symptoms, with the swilling and itching of penis. You should have the right solution to this problem.

Medication that is given in thrush treatment does not give a permanent cure to this problem. Doctors do not advise medications especially in the case of infants and small children who are affected by oral thrush.

You should not allow this problem to aggravate and since you should find immediate solution. If the problem is allowed to persist and worsen, bits and pieces of symptoms of various problems may show and give grave and confusing signals. This increases the difficulty of doctors in knowing the exact cause of the problem. Here what would have been a simple cure may turn out to be a difficult and drawn-out process. Doctors may also diagnose wrongly and prescribe wrong medications that may cause more severe problems.

Here it is advisable to consult a doctor as soon as you see the symptoms for the first time. By taking the appropriate thrush treatment quickly, you can get fast relief from this embarrassing problem.

Hepatitis A is Preventable

Hepatitis A is an enterovirus that is transmitted by a orofecal route. A root such as contaminated food is an easy way for Hep A to be transmitted. The virus causes an acute form of hepatitis and as a result does not contain a permanent stage. Once a person is infected their bodies immune system will make antibodies against the virus that confer immunity against future Hepatitus A infection. Currently a vaccine is available that can prevent infection from hepatitis A for life.

Three out of four people with Hep A will show the symptoms. Below is a list of some of the most common symtoms:

  • Fever
  • Dark urine
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting

Currently There is no specific treatment for Hepatitis A []. With that said rest is always recommended during the severe phases of the disease when the symptoms are most at large. Hepatitis A can easily be prevented by keeping good hygiene and sanitation. Like earlier mentioned a vaccination is also available. This vaccination is recommended in areas of the world where the likelihood of hepatitis A is large.

Here is a quick and no-nonsense list of ways to prevent Hepatitus A:

  • Only Drink water from approved sources
  • Always use a dental dam or sheet of plastic wrap during rimming
  • Always Cook shellfish thoroughly before eating
  • Always Keep bathrooms clean and disinfected after every use
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before preparing or eating food, and after sexual activity.

Effective Peptic Ulcer Treatments for Quick Pain Relief

Ulcers that develop in the stomach are known as gastric or peptic ulcers. These ulcers are generally quite painful, and the pain is felt immediately after eating something. It lasts for about one to one and a half hours – this is the time taken ordinarily to digest food – and then it subsides. Due to peptic ulcers, the person dreads eating anything and there is high probability that they may become undernourished.

There are two types of peptic ulcer problems in humans – acute and chronic ulcers. Acute peptic ulcers may arise suddenly in the digestive tract. Their pains are much more severe and are immediately felt whenever any spicy or gassy food is eaten. These types of ulcers usually cause nausea and vomiting. The other type of ulcers – chronic ulcer – is a long lasting condition, which cannot be treated easily. They cause continuous pain whenever any type of food is eaten. Burning sensation is common, leading to nausea and vomiting.

Peptic ulcers are a digestive problem; hence they are caused due to pitta vitiation. In specific, when the digestive fire of the body, known as the agni, is vitiated, peptic ulcers can occur. The Ayurvedic treatment of peptic ulcers tries to bring down the agni by pacifying the pitta dosha.

(1) Useful Herbs in the Treatment of Peptic Ulcers

– Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)

The black nightshade, commonly known as sunberry or wonder cherry, is effective in treatment of peptic ulcers. The raw juice of its leaves is given either separately or in conjunction with other beneficial juices.

– Indian Gooseberry (Emblica officinalis)

The Indian gooseberry is known as amalaki in Ayurvedic medicine. It is the richest source of vitamin C, i.e. ascorbic acid. Due to its high vitamin C content, the amalaki can absorb all excess acids from the stomach. It also has laxative properties which help to clear the stomach. Amalaki is an important ingredient of the Triphala choorna which is taken for all kinds of digestive complaints.

– Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Licorice is very effective in the treatment of stomach ulcers. It soothes the irritation of the inner lining of the stomach caused due to excessive acids. Its root is taken, dried and then soaked overnight in water. This is taken in an infusion with rice gruel. This is such an effective treatment that it is used in conventional allopathic medicine also.

(2) Dietary Treatments for Peptic Ulcers

Since peptic ulcers are caused due to pitta vitiation, the intention of the diet should be to pacify the pitta. In order words, the entire digestive system of the body must be regularized and the toxins must be flushed out.

One must remember the following dietary guidelines when peptic ulcers occur:-

– Eat simple to digest meals and keep a fixed schedule of meal times. Do not eat at different times every day.

– Avoid spicy foods, sour foods and hot foods that irritate the stomach.

– Old basmati rice is easy on the peptic ulcers, and so are foods like milk, ghee and butter.

– Among fruits, oranges, raspberries, plums and melons are good.

– Among vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce and alfalfa sprouts are beneficial.

(3) Ayurvedic Treatments for Peptic Ulcers

Shatavari tablets are generally prescribed in cases of peptic ulcers. These tablets have better effects if they are taken in conjunction with amalaki. Other medicines prescribed for ulcers are Vajraksha powder, along with mineral-boosting preparations such as Amalapittantaka lauha and Dhatri lauha. The latter medicines are prescribed if there is mineral loss from the body due to the digestive complaints.

In case of excruciating pains, Shankha bhasma is prescribed as the medicine of choice. This is the same bhasma that is prescribed for intestinal ulcers also. It is given in hot water in quantities of half a teaspoon in a cup of water. The dosage is twice or thrice a day depending on the severity of the pain. If the pain still does not subside, the Mahashankha bhasma, which is a more concentrated form of the Shankha bhasma is given.

(4) Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcers

– Cut some fresh amalaki and remove their seeds. Dry them by heating on an open iron pan. Use a low fire so that black soot is formed and the amalaki turn into black colored charcoal. You can crush it into a powder not. Mix this powder with some sugar and psyllium husk. Preserve this mixture in a glass jar. This mixture must be taken in doses of one teaspoon thrice a day. This mixture reduces the acid content of the stomach and helps heal the ulcer. It is also a laxative to flush out the toxic wastes from the stomach.

– Take some aniseed in a quantity of one teaspoon. Put it in a cupful of water

and boil it. When it reaches boiling point, shut the flame and keep it covered

for the night. In the morning, filter the mixture and take it with honey. This is

a good medicine for reducing gas problems and indigestion related with peptic ulcers.

How To Use Cayenne To Cure Bad Breath

Bad breath or halitosis is a common cause for worry and embarrassment for many people especially when the condition becomes chronic, meaning the person suffers from it all the time. It makes them very conscious of their surroundings and it may hinder the social life of the person. Those people may want to begin eating more cayenne pepper, as it has been proven to be a simple solution to many bad breath problems. While it will probably not work as a permanent remedy, cayenne pepper has been noted as a possible substance for treating mild cases of halitosis.

Bad breath may have its origin associated with oral problems (teeth and gum problems), systemic problems (those arising from the respiratory tract, lungs, stomach and digestive tracts) or from illness such as cold, infections in the throat, tonsillitis, etc. It may also be caused due to drying of the mouth (xerostomia) and due to poor oral hygiene.

If the condition is caused due to systemic problems, it can be reduced by removing or treating the systemic cause. Bad breath due to problems from the stomach is associated with conditions such as gastritis, reflux, heart burn, ulcers, etc.

Treating such systemic conditions is done with the help of drugs that are prescribed by a physician. In addition to this, there are some herbal cures and some homemade remedies that help alleviate the problem to certain extent. One such option to cure systemic conditions arising from the stomach is Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne and bad breath are polar opposites. The chemicals in this food attack and can break down many of the internal gastrointestinal chemicals which cause bad breath. Again, while it may not work for all people, this is a fast and easy way to prevent bad breath problems from arising in the first place.

Cayenne, whose scientific names are Capsicum frutescens or Capsicum annuum, is a hot pepper that is derived from capsicum and has an active ingredient called capsaicin. It is regularly used to treat a variety of conditions such as sinusitis, headaches, asthma, diabetes, pneumonia, arthritis, psoriasis, etc. It is helpful in improvement of blood circulation and the removal of toxins from the body. It is also helpful in treating a variety of gastrointestinal problems and aids in improving the digestion.

This substance is used to combat bad breath both directly and indirectly. The peppers are used directly when the source for bad breath is a dry mouth and indirectly when the cause is an underlying gastrointestinal problem.

Capsaicin in the pepper is helpful in combating bad breath by improving the flow of saliva and stimulating stomach secretions. In cases of dry mouth, chewing on some peppers of cayenne improves flow of saliva and thus reduces bad breath.

Cayenne has been recommended in treatment of gastritis, ulcers and in dyspepsia (difficulties in digestion). It is also used to stimulate hunger by taking it in the capsular form before food. It helps in improvement in peristaltic action in the digestive tracts and in repair of the tissues of the stomach. It also helps the body in stimulating the release of hydrochloric acid that is necessary for digestion.

Combating these gastrointestinal problems helps in indirectly reducing bad breath as these problems are a cause for halitosis. In addition to helping you get more saliva in your mouth, this substance is also helpful in improving the clearance of waste from the system thus reducing intestinal gases that may cause bad breath.

Cayenne, though a hot pepper, is a helpful ingredient in reducing gastrointestinal problems and is frequently used by many people suffering such problems and associated problems such as bad breath.

Lymphedema Products

Lymphedema needs to be treated in the right way; there are several products that are now available in the market that work well in decreasing the swelling that is caused by the immobile lymph fluid in the body. These compressors and bandages have proved to be very useful in compressing the swelling. All lymphedema products are generally used as the first step for manually draining out the lymph fluid. This is possible because of the regular bandaging and the compression garments that are accompanied by proper skin care.

The complete decongestive therapy (CDT) usually requires some good compression substances that will prevent the swapping from getting back to the tissues. Most compression lymphedema products include compression bandaging and knit garments that are also used in compression therapy. There are products for women such as compression bras, gloves, sleeves, gauntlets etc. Some other lymphedema products that are used for lower body areas are high-stockings, knee-high stockings, compression panty-hose as well as other compression devices.

Apart from the various bandages that are used to compress the swellings that are caused by the lymph fluid. These compressions help in releasing and encouraging the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. There are other lymphedema products that can be purchased depending on the persons needs like bandages for the fingers, bandaging-tubular stockinetes, adhesive bandages etc.

A few other products that aid in the treatment are pumps like the Flexi Touch Pump, Sequential Gradient Pump etc that are excellent for decongestive therapy. These pumps are extremely useful for those who can not afford a massage therapist. These pumps can be obtained from any medical stores. There are other products like gels, moisturizing and lubricating creams as well as oils that are an excellent aid for the right skincare routine.

Quick Tips on How to Get a Healthy Heart

With heart disease being the # 1 cause of death in the United States, it's no wonder health conscious people want to know how to get heart healthy.

With our lifestyles are contributing to the high levels of cardiovascular disease and heart problems in the country, it's time to get serious. Since over 80% of our jobs are sedentary, we're not getting enough exercise. By not getting adequate exercise, our blood pressure goes up and our bodies get weak.

To make matters worse, most of us do not eat enough heart healthy foods like vegetables and fish.

Both exercise and diet can help reduce inflammation, which is essential to a healthy heart. By lowering your inflammation, you naturally thin your blood so it flows smoothly through your veins without being hung up on dangerous plaque.

Move for a Healthy Heart

Doctors recommend a minimum of 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3-4 times a week for a healthy heart. This can include walking, jogging or raking leaves. However, if you're not used to getting much exercise, it's better to take it slow and work up to it than overdo it right out the gate and hurt yourself.

Start by walking regularly and work up to exercise that is more strenuous.

Eat for a Healthy Heart

Your diet makes a big difference in your heart health too. Food from packages is high in omega 6 fatty acids. You need some of these to stay healthy but today's typical processed foods are made with vegetable oils, which are high in these fatty acids.

In fact, the typical Westerner is getting 10-30 times the amount of omega 6's to omega 3's. The omega 6 fatty acids increase inflammation. Whereas omega 3's reduce inflation.

The American Heart Association recommends eating fish 2-3 times a week for your heart. Fish are full of omega 3 fatty acids like EPA and DPA that you can not get from other sources.

Of course, how you eat the fish matters too. Fried fish will not help your heart since fried foods are increasing inflammation. So, bake or broil your fish for the maximum benefits. Studies show, heart patients who eat fish regularly, lower their risk of heart attack.

An Easy Way to Get Heart Healthy

Many cardiologists recommend fish oil supplements for their patients. Some fish oil supplements are rich in essential omega 3 fatty acids giving your body the nutrients it needs to lower inflammation and protect your heart.

So, the best answer to how to get heart healthy is regular exercise and get your omega 3 fish oil!