Comparison – The EmWave Personal Stress Reliever and The RESPeRATE Blood Pressure Lowering Device

Today’s review is a little different in that we will be comparing two devices that I have already reviewed in the past: The Heartmath emWave Personal Stress Reliever and The RESPeRATE Blood Pressure Lowering Device. Let me begin by saying that I really like both devices and that a lot of thought went into this review. Both devices are similar in some ways and very different in others. However, they are both effective at helping you relieve stress and lower your blood pressure – so, in that respect they are clearly both winners.

The Similarities

I suppose I should begin by explaining the ways the two devices are similar. Both the emWave and RESPeRATE devices allow you to lower blood pressure and stress levels by helping you learn to control and slow your breathing pattern. The concept is nothing new and is one that has been taught in Yoga and other self meditation disciplines for centuries.  Given the right circumstances, both devices are able to lower blood pressure fast and with regular use will train you to keep your lower blood pressure level and indeed, teach you how to control your blood pressure.  Of course, such reduction is relative and it may well be that medication is required.  However, if the cause or at least part of the cause of your hypertension is stress related, one of these devices should help you feel a whole lot better!

The idea is simple – if you can breathe in and out in a slower and more relaxed manner, your heart does not work as hard and you become calmer. The result is a much lower blood pressure and stress level. Not too difficult to understand, but not everyone can achieve the desired results on their own – that is where either of these machines can help.

The Differences

While both the emWave Personal Stress Reliever and the RESPeRATE Blood Pressure Lowering Device can help you to achieve a therapeutic state of slowed breathing and relaxation, the approach the two devices bring to the task differs considerably.

The emWave Device

The emWave Personal Stress Reliever uses a thumb pressure monitor and series of flashing LED lights to help you monitor stress levels and to control your breathing. To operate the machine, you simply press your thumb on the sensor and the device will determine your current stress level based on the rate of your heartbeat and pulse.  The result is then interpreted by the device and expressed by means of the blinking lights.

The device will by means of the flashing lights then signal you when to breathe in and out in order to help you lengthen the duration between breaths that, after a few minutes, results in a calmer and more relaxed frame of mind. The relaxed state causes more relaxed breathing and slowing of the pulse which in turn reduces the stress on the heart – thus lowering blood pressure. The device also comes with an ear sensor, which can be used in place of the thumb sensor.

 The RESPeRATE Device

The RESPeRATE Blood Pressure Lowering Device uses a totally different method to help you control your breathing.  Where the Heartmath emWave uses a thumb or ear sensor, the RESPeRATE uses a sensor belt; and where the emWave uses the flashing lights, the RESPeRATE  uses musical tones.

When using the RESPeRATE device, you strap the sensor belt around your chest or waist and that monitors your heartbeat and pulse. Then, you put on the headphones. After the machine detects your pulse rhythm, the device will begin to play a series of pleasing and melodic tones. The first tone signals when you should breathe in and the second, when to breathe out.

The machine increases the duration of the tones until you are taking only about 10 breaths a minute – which is a very calm and relaxing breathing level.  Once the user achieves the more relaxed breathing state, it will be seen that stress is lowered as is blood pressure (just like with the emWave device).

The Conclusion

Because both of these machines are effective in helping to slow breathing and reduce blood pressure and stress levels, choosing one over the other is rather difficult. However, a decision must be made. So, my final verdict is thus:

If you can afford the $250 – $300 price tag of the RESPeRATE device, then it is possibly easier and more enjoyable to use.  Some may find the headphones and musical melodies more naturally relaxing compared to a thumb or ear sensor and having to constantly stare at the flashing lights. On the other hand, the $199 price tag of the emWave device makes it a much more attractive in terms of affordability.  Both products have their ardent supporters!

Neck stiffness is one of the meningitis symptoms

Meningitis is a soreness of the defensive membranes covering the spinal cord and brain, it is also known as meninges. This problem of inflammation can be caused due to the infection of bacteria, micro organism, and viruses. It is one of the dangerous diseases which directly affect the spinal cord and brain, in some cases it is a life threatening one which may be classified to medical emergency. If a person gets affected to this problem, he may suffer from lot of problems which may lead to risk and danger.  The most common meningitis symptoms are neck stiffness, fever, consciousness, headache, vomiting, phobia of anything, and lot more. Other symptom present in this disease is drowsiness and irritability. All this signs are noticeable and if a person suffers from the rashes it is indicated that he is suffering from meninigitis. This disease is caused due to the meningococcal bacteria that are characterized by red rashes. It is also leads to blood poising which may cause to fatalness. There are various kinds of meningitis symptoms which one should know if got affected, the signs of early warning differs from the later signs.

Following are the early warning signs, it includes:-
Originally the early signs are different from the other symptoms before causing from this disease.
1) Pain in legs, hands, joints, limbs, and muscles.
2) Uncommonly they get shivering sensation with cold feet and hands.
3) Blue lips and blotchy or pale skin.
4) Severe headache.
5) Fever
6) Feel sick due to nausea.
7) Vomiting
8) Getting sick

The meningitis symptoms are noticeable which affects all the age group from children’s to adults. This disease can be cured by using various antibiotics, steroids, and more. In some cases, sometime in children’s this signs of this disease is not noticeable, but later after the time passes it is visible.
Following are the later symptoms after the case gets worse, they are:-
1) Confusion
2) Drowsiness
3) Rapid breathing
4) Fits or seizures
5) Stiffness of neck (found less in children).
6) Photophobia (cannot tolerate bright lights)
7) Blotchy skin (red rashes)
8) Changes of color
The meningitis is most dangerous disease to young children, so if a parent should take care of their kids when they found red rashes on skin. The meningitis symptoms are possibly visible in case of children’s and it differs from infant babies to young children. Following are the symptoms found in babies and children that are caused to this disease, it includes:-
1) Uncommonly crying
2) Loss of appetite
3) Blotchy and pale skin
4) Very sleepy with lack of wake up
5) Staring expression
6) Irritation
7) Vomiting
8) Refuse to eat food
9) Becoming unresponsive and floppy
10) Not want to be held
11) Swelling on the soft part of the head (fontanelle)

Flat Screen TV Installation: TV Installation Guide

Flat screen TV installation doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to know how it’s done and you will see that you can perform a flat screen TV installation along with the best of them.

A flat screen TV installation on the wall can be easily performed by anyone with some basic skills and the ability to follow simple directions. You do not have to call a professional technician to do it. You can often do it yourself.

Doing it yourself can save you a lot of money by eliminating the installation charges. You will be reminded of the feeling of accomplishment of installing your TV yourself each time you watch your favorite movie or TV show on your new wall-mounted TV.

The general flow of a flat screen TV installation is to decide on the location, plan your cable runs and connections, measure and place the mount on the wall, attach part of the mount to the TV, hang your flat screen TV on the wall mount, and connect everything together.

The most difficult part of a flat screen TV installation is often the weight of the TV. If you’re mounting a larger TV like a 42-inch TV and above, you will definitely want to have a helper with you to help you hang it on the mount. Safety should be your most important concern.

Let’s talk about each part of the flow.

Where Do I Mount My Flat Screen TV?

You should take some time in deciding where to mount your flat screen TV. Remember that you may have to live with the location of your new TV for a long time making it worth the extra time you spend in planning the mounting.

If you’re mounting in a living room or family room, you will want to place the TV so that it is easily viewable by everyone in the room. You may want to mount it higher on the wall than you were originally planning.

If you have a fireplace, it’s very popular to mount the TV over the fireplace. Keep in mind that you need to have enough room between the ceiling and the fireplace mantel to mount the TV without disturbing items you may place on the mantel. Also, you need to run cables to the TV and most people like to hide them so that you can’t see cabling on the wall above the fireplace.

Have you considered a corner wall mount? Corner mounts require a different kind of mount designed for corners and may be more expensive. Corner mounts may solve problems where using any one of the walls would make viewing more difficult, would interfere with existing wall-mounted items, or make it difficult to run the wiring properly.

While you’re deciding on where to mount your new TV, it is the perfect time to plan your cabling and power runs.

Plan Your Cable Runs

Your cable runs need to be planned because you will probably want to minimize the visibility of cables, you may need to buy new longer cables, and you may need to account for other new devices you purchased to use with your new flat screen TV.

You probably won’t be placing your audio and video devices next to your wall-mounted flat screen HDTV. You will most likely put them on a media shelf or console nearby. That means you will need to run cables from your media devices to your TV. You may want to consider cable management or cable hiding products to give your cable runs that finishing touch.

Cable Management

Cable management products allow you to more cleanly route cables along a wall or behind the media console or TV.

Cable Hiding Products

There are several cable-hiding products that allow you to cover the cables and hide them from view. This can make your installation much cleaner and better looking. The typical cable runs you need to make are the power, coax (RG 6), HDMI, audio, and USB.


Wall-mounting a TV usually means that you have to invest in an extension cord. Most modern TVs don’t come with an extra-long power cord, and it’s typical to need a long cable to reach power from your TV’s wall location.

If you’ve never used a power strip with a surge protector, then now is the time to get one. You have invested in probably one of the most expensive pieces of electronic equipment in your home and you need to protect it. A surge protector monitors the line and may protect your equipment from voltage surges caused by storms and other power interruptions.


The coax cable is the cable that comes into your house and runs to you cable box or TV. It’s usually an RG 6 specification cable and can carry signals from your cable TV or satellite TV provider. Mounting your TV on the wall may mean that you are moving the TV away from where the cable comes into the room. If so, you may need to get a cable connector that allows you to extend your cable to reach the new TV’s location.


You may have several devices that all use an HDMI cable to provide audio and video to your TV. Your cable or satellite TV provide may provide you with a cable box and/or a digital video recorder (DVR). The important thing is that you need to know how long each cable needs to be to reach from the device to your TV.

You may have purchased your own DVR like a TiVo. You will use an HDMI cable to send video and audio to your TV. Streaming media players are all the rage and are available from Roku, Fire TV from Amazon, Google Chromecast, or Apple TV. They all use an HDMI cable to bring video and audio to your HDTV.

Which TV Mount Do I Need?

Now that you have a plan for cabling, how are you going to mount your TV on the wall? With a flat screen TV mount, of course.

There are a few choices when it comes to television wall mounts and each depends on your individual requirements. There are mounts that are fixed, mounts that can be tilted and/or swiveled, articulating mounts that allow you to completely change the viewing angle of the TV, there are mounts specifically designed for mounting a flat screen TV in a corner of a room, and there are TV ceiling mounts.

Fixed Mounts

Fixed mounts are designed to be mounted in a fixed position on a wall and in addition to giving you the least flexibility in mounting, they are also the least expensive. If you have the perfect place to mount your TV on the wall where it is easily seen from all over the room and at any angle, then a fixed wall mount for TV is for you.

Tilt/Swivel Mounts

Tilt television mounts allow you to tilt your TV up and down after mounting so that you can get the best vertical viewing angle. Likewise, swivel TV mounts allow you to swivel your TV back and forth to achieve the best horizontal viewing angle.

Full Motion Articulating Mounts

It’s possible that the location of your TV requires that you swivel the TV at a more extreme angle than a swivel mount allows, or you may need to mount the TV away from the wall so that you can tilt the TV at a more extreme angle than a tilt mount allows.

An articulating mount or full motion TV wall mount gives you the most flexibility in how you mount your TV, but is also more expensive than other mounts. You also need to be very careful to get a mount that can handle the weight of your TV because of the extra stress put on the mount by its design. Connecting the mount to the studs is essential for articulating mounts since there is more stress on mounting screws as well.

Flat Screen TV Corner Mounts

Corner TV wall mounts are designed specifically to mount a flat screen TV in the corner of your room. TV mounts on arms can also be used for this purpose in some cases, so take a look at those as well. A corner TV mount can be fixed or have limited swivel and/or tilt capability.

TV Ceiling Mounts

Most of the time TV ceiling mounts are used in commercial settings, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t useful when there are requirements in your home. A ceiling TV mount can come in handy when you don’t want to mount your TV near a wall, but need to mount it in an open space between rooms or in the middle of a room. A TV ceiling mount can solve problems that other mounts cannot.

Your specific room requirements will dictate which flat screen television mount you need.

Weight Rating

In addition, the mount choices we’ve mentioned, you also need to match the mount to your TV in a couple of ways. First, mounts are designed to handle a range of weights which are usually specified by using the diagonal measurement of your TV. For instance, some TV mounts for flat screens are designed to handle 32-42 inch TVs.

VESA Configuration

The other specification you need to be concerned with is VESA. VESA is a specification related to the mounting holes on the back of your TV designed to match up with flat screen TV wall mounts. You should buy a VESA mount that matches your TV’s VESA configuration. For more information on the VESA standard, you can go to

Mounting Your TV Bracket to the Wall

Mounting your TV securely to the wall also depends on the construction of your walls. TVs can be heavy and so they need a heavy-duty connection between the mount and the wall. That means you can’t just put a nail or screw in the drywall and hope for the best. Also, you probably shouldn’t use drywall anchors although some claim they are designed to take the weight. The problem is that even though the drywall anchors may be designed to take the weight, your wall might not be. It’s better and safer to use a design that anchors to the studs, when you’re mounting a heavy flat screen HDTV.

Your best bet is to secure TV wall brackets to your home’s wooden studs. The studs are what your drywall is connected to and they are usually spaced a certain distance apart depending on how your house was built. The two most common spacings are 16 and 24-inches on center. On center means that the measurement between studs is measured from the center of one stud to the center of the next. That’s important because you want to put your connecting screws directly in the center of each stud for the strongest support. You may need to obtain a stud finder to make sure you connect your mount directly to the center of each stud.

TV wall mounts are typically designed in two parts. One part attaches to the wall, and the other part attaches to the TV. When both parts of the TV mount are in place, you simply hang the TV on the mount to put it into place. Once in place, you secure the mount so that the TV cannot fall off.

One additional consideration you need to keep in mind is connecting cables to the back and sides of your TV. Depending on the mount you selected, the space behind the TV may be so tight once its mounted that you won’t be able to work behind it to attach cable connections. With that in mind, it may be best to make some of the connections before you hang the TV or choose a mount that gives you the room you need.

There you have it. Our information, suggestions, and tips to help you with your TV wall-mount. Here are more tips if you need them. We sincerely hope that this article has provided you with valuable information that helps you with your flat screen TV installation.

Treatment for Helicobacter Pylori Peptic Ulcer

The purpose of the treatment that your doctor recommends in case you have a peptic ulcer caused by H. Pylori is to destroy the bacteria, to lower the quantity of acid from your stomach and duodenum and to preserve the lining of your stomach and duodenum.

Antibiotic treatment will kill the bacteria if taken for 2 weeks in combination of two drugs. Some of the most efficient antibiotic drugs are: Metronidazole, Tetracycline, Clarithromycin and Amoxicillin. Also, one of the antibiotic drugs might be switched with bismuth salicylate which coats and soothes the stomach, protecting it from the damaging effects of acid.

In order to reduce the level of acid in your stomach, the doctor will prescribe you: H2-Receptor antagonists (Famotidine, Cimetidine, Nizatidine, and Ranitidine) and inhibitors of the proton pump (Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, and Pantoprazole). By decreasing the quantity of acid, the stomach and duodenum will not be injured any more by it, and the pain will be reduced.

For protecting the line of your stomach and duodenum, you will receive antacids like TUMS and ROLAIDS that will preserve the lining from the acid’s action.

Treatment must be followed exactly as the doctor has prescribed it. Also, smoking and drinking alcohol and coffee must be eliminated or at least reduced. Stress is also a factor that contributes to the extent of ulcer, so you should avoid getting stressed. Some herbs and even acupuncture can be helpful.

Also, a diet is recommended to be followed. Cranberries, apples, onions kill the H. Pylori; fruits and vegetable that are rich in fiber are also good for you. Try to see what kind of aliments are causing you discomfort after eating them and then reduce them from your diet. Another rule is not to eat within two hour of bedtime. Also, if you have a cold avoid using aspirin because it will only injure your stomach more.

There are some rare cases when treatment is not effective and other measures must be applied. Surgery is a solution for treating peptic ulcers but only the doctor will be able to pronounce whether you need a surgery or not.

Treating ulcer from its beginnings is essential for your life. Left untreated ulcer can give you anemia (the blood has a lack of blood cells and can not transport oxygen properly) and perforation, meaning that the ulcer injures your stomach until it goes through its wall. Also, hemorrhages can appear and even death.

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How to Care Dogs with Ulcers

Dogs also suffer from stomach ulcers like humans do. Ulcers are characterized by patches of inflamed and eroded mucosa covered by white or yellow pus. Deeper ones appear as punched-out areas that include all the layers of the stomach wall. Ulcers can be single or multiple, and can range in size from less than an inch to several inches wide.

Signs and Symptoms of Ulcers in Dogs

Possible signs and symptoms of ulcer in dogs include lack of appetite, listlessness or sporadic or chronic vomiting after eating, weight loss and anemia. You might also notice blood, blood clots or things that resemble coffee grounds (old blood) in your dog’s vomit. Heavy bleeding can cause your dog to go into shock and discharge black stools.

Causes of Ulcers in Dogs

In humans, bacteria are often the cause of ulcers, but generally not in dogs. Corticosteroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen are usually the cause of ulcers in dogs. Other conditions such as liver diseases, kidney failure, extreme stress (caused by a severe illness or major surgery), chronic gastritis, mast cell tumors (which stimulate acid secretion), and shock also make your dog more prone to having ulcers.

Treating Ulcers in Dogs

Ulcer drugs for people are also effective in dogs. Some of these medications include histamine blockers such as Tagamet (cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine), and Zantac (ranitidine); mucosal protectants like Carafate (sucralfate) and Cytotec (misoprostol); Prilosec (omeprazole); and antacids such as Mylanta, Maalox, and Amphogel.

These drugs are best taken in combination (for instance, a histamine blocker along with an antacid). Your vet can prescribe a combination that is appropriate for you dog’s condition and indicate the number of times your dog has to take them. Treatment may last for three to four weeks, followed by a gastroscopy to ensure that healing is complete.

Perforated ulcers however, require surgery, while dogs with gastrointestinal bleeding should be hospitalized for observation and further tests. Anemia may require blood transfusion. It is also necessary to treat illnesses that cause ulcer.

Reduce the Risk for Ulcer

There are also a number of things you can do to lower your dog’s risk for ulcer. If your dog is arthritic for instance, give him medications along with food so that the lining of the stomach will not get irritated as much. Provide your dog with safe chew-toys to keep him from picking up and gnawing on whatever’s lying on the ground such as wood, coins and batteries. Many ulcers are caused by ingestion of sharp objects. Help relieve stress in your dog. Spend time with your dog and brush his coat regularly. Brushing his coat not only helps de-stress your dog, it also removes loose fur, especially if your dog is a longhair breed, that can be swallowed when he licks himself, adding to stomach ulcer discomfort. Lastly, do not feed your dog human food. Spices and seasonings in human food, like salt in particular, can harm your dog’s stomach. Feed him high quality dog food. And if your dog is used to getting scraps from the table, have some dog biscuits on hand so he does not think he is missing out.

Know about the Toxic Plants to your Bulldogs

Bulldog for sale: The bulldog is an even-tempered dog and a valued member of many families. English bulldogs usually live inside, as they do not fare well in extreme temperatures. For this reason, families must be careful when choosing plants for inside their home. Certain plants are toxic to dogs, and their ingestion can make English Bulldogs quite ill. Take the dogs suspected of ingesting any part of harmful plants to the veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

Peace Lily:
The peace lily, especially popular during Easter, thrives in bright light but also can live in low, indoor lighting. All parts of the peace lily are toxic, and English bulldogs that ingest the plant can suffer adverse health effects. The Symptoms associated with peace-lily poisoning in dogs include irritation of the mouth, burning of the mouth and tongue, difficulty swallowing, drooling and vomiting.

Sago Palm:
The sago palm, also known as the cardboard or coontie palm, contains a toxic substance called cycasin. The Symptoms associated with the sago-palm ingestion includes the increased thirst, vomiting,bruising and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. The bulldogs that develop these symptoms from sago palm ingestion can later have serious liver complications, resulting in liver failure and death.

There are more than 250 species of the aloe plant, most of which are native to Africa. They are commonly found in homes and yards throughout the country, but many dog owners do not realize they are toxic to dogs and cats. Normally, the aloe plant contains a toxic substance known as saponins, which causes serious health problems for dogs if they ingest it. The Symptoms most commonly associated with aloe poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tremors and a change in the color of the dog’s urine.

It can be easy to confuse a non-toxic plant with a toxic houseplant, and vice versa. While it is a bit unrealistic to say that houseplants should be kept out of a home where pets live, having the wrong house plant in your home can be the difference between life and death for your dog.

It is always better to be safe, then you must have the plants in your home and you are not sure to safe for ingestion by your dog, hang them on a hook or put them on a tall shelf or somewhere else where your dog will never be able to get to it.

The Dogs tend to chew on leaves and green plants when they are having stomachache or some other digestion problem, so it is in their nature to want to nibble on the plants in your home. However, if they are unable to get to any of the plants in your home and that is not an issue that you have to worry about.

If you suspect that your dog has partaken and one of your houseplants, is probably a good idea to seek the veterinary care as soon as possible. Make sure to the name and species of the plants in your home so that you can at least identify them for the veterinarian when you call or take your dog in for treatment. In general, there are  many houseplants which are safe for dogs to that the one, many of them are not. The good rule of thumb is that, if you think it might not be safe to have in the home with your dog and try to leave it in a store. The life of your best friend is not worth of it.

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Optimizing a Healthy Lifestyle

The human body is a highly evolved biological machine. Lifestyle plays a big role in optimizing your general health. It's in your best interest to adopt a healthy one. I know it's not easy to develop one; But, doing so can definitely do wonders to your body for the long haul. But, would not it be nice to be able to do walking, swimming, running and cycling, even in your twilight years?

Consider how you think, eat, train, recuperate, plan, focus and more. It goes without saying that these core essentials of lifestyle alone could stand a level-up in each of our lives as persons, parents, professionals who may also be into the military, sports, creative pursuits on top of "life" itself.

In life, knowing that energy is everything and everything depends on this vital energy is essential. The thing is, the energy we're talking about most of us have taken for granted for far too long because you can not see it or touch it.

Nonetheless, you experience this, your primary source of energy, every minute of every day, and while you know when it's depleted you often will not know how depleted until you hit the wall-an athletic term to describe depleted energy. It's your battery power, your body is the battery, and it's easy to misinterpret how much power you have without you are informed and skilled. It's because we're living with an under personal energy deficit that compromises human function and therefore your lifestyle which reinforces the vicious cycle.

If you think that energy is merely the result of what you eat and drink or how you think (psychology) and that you go to sleep purely because it's dark, everyone else is doing it and your tired (but do not know why) Chances are you are living in a chronic state of energy deficiency because you do not value sleep enough or understand the substantial impact it's having on your life or the lack thereof.

The food you take in can either heal or harm. You make that choice every day by what you put on your mouth. Most of the food consumed by humans has been carbohydrates. In fact, plant foods are mainly consisting of carbohydrates: vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. These foods contain slowly released sources of sugar that prevent surges of blood sugar and insulin.

Too much insulin causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even dementia. Carbohydrates contain almost all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to operate normally and optimally. They also contain fiber, which helps normalize our digestive function and slows the absorption of sugar and fats into the body, keeping us balanced. The bonuses in plant foods are phytonutrients, a colorful healing compounds made by plants to protect themselves, but that also protect us against aging, obesity, brain damage, and more.

Success breeds success. This is true if you optimize your lifestyle by tending your meals to reflect a troubled time of day when you're pressed for time and squeezed for energy, and you come up with a solution, all of your mealimes will transform.

Lifestyle optimization is not a matter of "discipline," but of choice.

The Prognosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

What is Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)?

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a rare disease that attacks the kidney’s filtering system (glomeruli) causing serious scarring. FSGS is one of the causes of a serious condition known as Nephrotic Syndromefeatured by Proteinuria, edema, hypoproteinemia and hyperlipemia.

What does Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) mean?

Sclerosis means “scarring to the filters of kidneys, glomeruli”. The word “focal” is added because in FSGS, only some of the glomeruli become scarred. “Segmental” means that only some sections of the glomerulus becomes scarred, just parts of them.

So Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis means:

Focal = some

Segmental = sections

Glomerulo = of kidney filters (glomeruli)

Sclerosis = are scarred

The prognosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis(FSGS) is poor. It is indicated by data that for patients with FSGS, the 5-year survival rate of kidneys is 70%, while the 10-year survival rate is 40%.

For Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis(FSGS) patients who can remit completely by treatment, the condition is stable; on the other hand, for FSGS patients who can not remit, the kidney function will worsen constantly, and most of the patients(30%~63%) will develop into Kidney Failure.

The prognosis of FSGS is mainly relates to the severity of the proteinuria, the degree of the pathological changes of the kidney and the response to the treatments. For example:

1. For FSGS patients with persistent Nephrotic Syndrome, the 10-year survival rate is only 45%, while for FSGS patients without Nephrotic Syndrome, the survival rate is over 90%.

2. For FSGS patients with severe hyperlipidimia, if the 24 h urine protein quantitation exceeds 10 g, the kidney function will decrease sharply, and it is called Malignant Focal Glomerulosclerosis. The prognosis of this type is very poor.

3. For patients with FSGS, the prognosis is poor, if the pathological change is accompanied by diffuse mesangial proliferation, obvious arteriolosclerosis and renal tubular interstitial infiltration of inflammatory cells and interstitial fibrosis changes.

4. For patients with FSGS, the prognosis is also poor, if the treatment of hormones has no effects, and the proteinuria and the other clinical symptoms can not remit.

After receiving a kidney transplant, patients with FSGS may show relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome. And pathological changes of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis will occur in the transplant kidney, and the incidence can reach up to 40%. The factors which can lead to the relapse of FSGS are large quantities of proteinuria, the sharp worsening of the condition and the occurrence of diffuse mesangial proliferation. In addition, if women with FSGS who have kidney damages want to conceive, they will easily suffer from pre-eclampsia and the worsening of kidney function.

Live Chat: The Innovation of Communications

For as long as we can remember, communication has been part of our daily lives. It bridges differences; Heals and nurtures relationships; And it paves way for the development of human lives. Without communications, we will all be walking and living in the dark, stuck in the Neanderthal days. True enough, the innovation of communications is inevitable as existence lasts and as time, together with people change.

Now, we use different media in order to communicate. Time and time again, we use those that truly serve the purpose – of proliferating one's life. Now, communications have been vital in the fields of business and all facets of life. We have the telephone, mobile, email, and a lot more that enhance our lifestyle. We choose the ones that are more suitable to our daily needs and fit our requirements.

And there is no better way to communicate than to have it on real time. The distance will no longer be a problem as you can converse as if you are talking or chatting to the person personally. Live chat is the best possible way to bridge the gaps caused by time difference and distance.

Live chat hits the nail on the head. Entrepreneurs can start plugging it on their website and engage conversation with their visitors and customers. Instead of contacting them through phone numbers during unholy hours, and without anyone to pick them up, they can avoid upset customers who are waiting to be answered. Same with emails, emails can be left unanswered for days and sometimes deleted accidentally. And one inquiry that can be possibly converted into a sale can be lost in a blink of an eye.

However, live chat monitoring can eliminate the problems of delay. Once the customer initiates a chat, you can start having a real conversation with that person using your personalized words. You can answer all his questions according to how he wants the conversation to flow. As you engage on a valuable conversation with a client, a relationship will blossom and conversion is highly important.

A satisfied web visitor can be a possible client. Beside, a client wants a competent product and an impressive customer service. The fact that you can be reached all the time means that they can contact you immediately should he encounter a problem with your product or service. Transparency is crucial and most of the time, clients will go for a more approachable, customer-friendly company over a company that does not find a way to connect and engage with its clients.

Live chat certainly answers the needs of both producers and consumers alike. It does not only make their lives easier, it helps them to have a mutually beneficial relationship with each other.

Does anybody know that they can claim compensation legally if they are affected by adverse effects of certain prescription drugs?

Does anybody know that they can claim compensation legally if they are affected by adverse effects of certain prescription drugs?

Very vital and useful information for the Citizens of U.S.A and Canada are provided to help them claim compensation for taking most popular prescription drugs listed here, and their normal health is challenged. Free evaluation is done for Applicants and if eligible their cases are dealt with most famous and experienced Lawyers who have paved a way to millions of people by getting compensation LEGALLY. So it is advised to utilize this opportunity and be benefited. For the benefit of the citizens of U.S.A and CANADA Government has approved claiming legal compensation.

Issue No.1

Description: Zoloft is one of the major anti depressants prescribed. The drug is linked to serious side effects.


If you or someone you love used Zoloft or Sertraline while pregnant, you and your child have legal rights! Immediately Apply for legal assistance!

Issue No.2

Are you a UNUM policy holder?

Was your UNUM disability policy denied?

Was your UNUM claim denied?

Have Issues with your Unum disability plan?

If you have Long Term Disability Insurance through the following companies and were denied, you may have legal rights:

Unum Life Insurance Company of America

Paul Revere Life Insurance Company

First Unum Life Insurance Company

Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company

Provident Life and Casualty Insurance Company

You may be entitled to compensation.

YOU MAY HAVE A CASE | Immediately Apply for legal assistance!

Issue No.3

Two very commonly prescribed Most Popular anti depressants Lexapro and Celexa linked to serious life threatening birth defects:

Lexapro and Celexa causes serious Congenital birth Defects for your child. If you find any abnormality in your child you are eligible for legal compensation.

Find out if you qualify for compensation or not.

YOU MAY HAVE A CASE | Immediately Apply for legal assistance!

Issue No.4

ANTI DEPRESSANTS Effexor (venlafaxine) or Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

may cause birth defects!

Newborns are at risk of serious heart attack and lung defects.

Birth defects reportedly linked to Effexor:

If You Or Someone You Love Used Effexor (venlafaxine) or Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) While Pregnant, You And Your Child Have Legal Rights!! Immediately Apply for legal assistance! Complete the form to have your case evaluated immediately!

Issue No.5

Have you suffered an injury after Actos use?

Studies have linked the oral diabetes drug Actos (pioglatizone) to a higher risk of bladder cancer. Other possible side effects include bone fractures.

Adverse Events Associated with Actos

• Bladder Cancer

• Bone Fracture

• Bladder Removal

• Blood In Urine

• Stroke

Watch for Signs of Bladder Cancer

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that the popular diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) may increase the risk of bladder cancer.

If you or your loved one has suffered serious side effects from Actos, we encourage you to Immediately Apply for legal assistance!


Do not stop taking medication without consulting with your physician or a medical professional.

Issue No.6

Do You or your Loved One Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

What Causes AML?

AML is more common in men and is most often seen in older people, typically developing around age 65. It is rarely seen in people younger than 40. Exposure to toxic chemicals, such as benzene, and to radiation drugs given for cancer treatments is a known cause of AML. Some people may also be genetically more predisposed to AML.

If you or a loved one has developed acute myeloid leukemia, we urge you to contact qualified legal counsel for a complete review of your injury and determination of your possible legal rights.

YOU MAY HAVE A CASE | Immediately Apply for legal assistance!

Issue No.7.

Do you know Vaginal Mesh Implant cause serious Complications

Has your doctor performed a vaginal mesh implant after delivering your child? Did you suffer from any of the following symptoms related to a vaginal mesh implant?

Mesh Erosion through the Vagina

Pain during Sexual Intercourse

Organ Perforation

Serious Infection



There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion, the FDA said, and vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to decreased quality of life. The FDA recommends that physicians inform patients about the potential for serious complications and their impact on the quality of life.
Have you experienced complications with vaginal mesh implants? If you or your friends are suffering with the above mentioned side effects we urge you to contact qualified legal counsel for a complete review of your injury and determination of your possible legal rights. YOU MAY HAVE A CASE | Immediately Apply for legal assistance!

Issue No.8

Prozac is one of, if not the most commonly prescribed Anti Depressant on the market.

Did you take Prozac during pregnancy?

Popular antidepressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) has been linked to severe birth defects. This includes heart defects, lung defects, neutral tube defects, abdominal defects, and malformation;.

popular Antidepressant Prozac (Fluoxetine) may cause the following birth defects:

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborn

Anal atresia (complete or partial closure of the anus)

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) (hole in the dividing wall of top two heart chambers)

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Cardiac (heart) defects

Cleft lip and cleft palate

Spinal bifida

Club foot (one or both feet turn downward and inward)

Craniosynostosis (abnormally shaped skull)

Pulmonary Stenosis

Infant omphalocele (abdominal wall defects)

Neural-tube defects (brain and spinal cord)

Pulmonary (lung) defects

Prozac also known as Fluoxetine, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI antidepressant that prescribed for the treatment of depression, social anxiety conditions, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Babies who were exposed to Prozac in utero may be at an increased risk of developing severe birth defects. These side effects may include heart defects, lung defects, neural tube defects, abdominal and intestinal defects and malformations.
If you or someone you love used Prozac or Fluoxetine while pregnant, you and your child have legal rights!

**Do not stop taking this or any medication without speaking to your doctor first!**

YOU MAY HAVE A CASE | Immediately Apply for legal assistance!
AuthorNagarajan P J

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Lion And Wolf Tattoos – The Most Popular Animal Tattoo Designs

Animal tattoos have become very popular in the recent times. Different animals like butterflies, snakes, turtles, spiders and dolphins are being inked on the body parts of human beings nowadays. Lion and wolf tattoos are also very popular. Although wolf tattoo designs are mainly popular among men, still women are also having it on their skin nowadays. Here in this article we will deal with these two popular animal tattoos for women.

A wolf tattoo generally comes in two definite designs-realistic or portrait looking style and cartoon like prints. Realistic style is more preferred by women. It has a deeper meaning and significance. Energy, power and aggression are some of the most significant meanings associated with a wolf tattoo design.

Wolves are generally considered as evil and menacing and thus you will find this kind of tattoo design only on those who are fascinated by fierceness of a wolf. This animal is also used as a mythical character and appears in many fables and folk tales. This adds charm and mystery as well as an element of danger. This creature is also related to cunningness and cruelty. These characters make the creature more bewitching and captivating.

However, many positive meanings also associated with this animal. It has an important role to play in the lives of North American tribes. It even symbolizes guidance and intelligence. As wolves live in pack, they even symbolize loyalty and unity.

Various designs of wolf tattoos are available. Some of the most popular one’s include only the head of the animal, the entire body of it, a wolf near the moon, a pack of wolves, howling wolf, snarling wolf and a wolf looking through the paws. All these different designs are imprinted on the body using colors such as white, black, red, dark blue and many others.

There are many places of imprinting this animal design on the body. If you plan to imprint a pack of wolves, the most preferred place on the body includes the stomach, back and shoulders. If you wish to have the head of the wolf marked on your body, you can make it done on your leg, arm, back of neck and waist. Wolf tattoo designs are usually donned by adventure lovers, bikers and hippie culture followers.

Lion tattoos have always been preferred by women because this design represents female superiority in its highest form. Most of the women who choose to go for this design want to show their place in the stars, meaning it is just a symbol of astrology.

Different designs of lion tattoos are available. Most of the women prefer to go for pattern that depicts a realistic lion. The design of this approach focuses the lion either on a distant object or focuses its captivating eyes and flowing lines of savanna from where it came and beckons you with its eyes. Some of the designs are done so beautifully that you won’t feel like moving your eyes from it. You can literally spend hours gazing into the design. Some of the other designs of this tattoo art include tribal styles and cartoonish lions.

New Parents Look To Loans To Help Reduce Financial Pressures

Starting a family may see the financial burden consumers are under rising dramatically, it has been suggested.

The news comes as research released by MoneyExpert reveals that those parents who have children under the age of 18 are typically some 1,140 pounds in debt in the 12 months following the birth of their first child. According to the financial comparison website, more than a third (39 per cent) of couples see their income fall after the birth of their first child as at least one partner either works less hours, or gives up their job altogether, in the subsequent months after a birth.

And with over 40 per cent of new parents going into the red in the first year of having a child, such consumers could well struggle to meet demands for payments on areas of their finances such as utility bills, credit cards and home loans. Meanwhile, money management difficulties could be even more pronounced for the seven per cent of parents who are more than 2,500 pounds in debt, with two per cent owing over 7,000 pounds.

Research from the company also showed that three-quarters of those suffering from a loss in earnings as they have a child are looking to make up for such a shortfall. Some 28 per cent of these consumers turn to their family for finanical aid, while ten per cent are set to take out a loan to help relieve the pressure on their finances. Meanwhile, 22 per cent are to use credit cards as a means of supplementing their spending.

Sean Gardner, chief executive of MoneyExpert, said: “For most of us worries about money go out of the window with the joy of having a baby. It’s hard enough coping with the sleepless nights and new responsibilities without thinking about budgets. But financially a new baby can cause havoc because of the combined burden of extra costs and reduced income. If money is already tight, it’s no wonder that so many families have had to turn to borrowing to make ends meet.”

He added that as households are set to face increased costs, taking out a loan or another form of credit is often “a sensible way to tide you over”. As a result, Mr Gardner urged those considering borrowing money to take the time to choose the right product for them.

Meanwhile, the financial services firm’s debt index reveals that more than 2.48 million Britons are “very concerned” about their capacity to manage their finances as the series of interest rate increases by the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee starts to make its impact felt.

Accordingly, opting for a low-rate loan may be an advisable idea for those concerned that pressure on their finances is set to increase after they have a child. Last month, James Ketchell, from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, reported that Britons are becoming evermore prepared to take out secured loans and apply other forms of credit as they get older due to becoming “used to the idea” of borrowing while at university. Mr Ketchell also reported that the majority of those applying for a loan use the money for “vital things”.

Hearing Loss Ringing In Ears – Get Rid of Ringing Ears

Hearing Loss Ringing In Ears

Ringing ears is a problem that affects some people more than others. It is a condition that is also known as tinnitus for which some peoples think that there are no available cures. Often the ringing in the ears can come and go without needing to treat the condition. In other cases, the ringing in the head becomes permanent which occurs because of permanent damage to the ears.

The best way to treat ringing ears is by showing your ears to a doctor who will diagnose the cause and provide a solution. Instead of using medications to get rid of the problem, it is must better to use natural treatments. One such option is to relocate as well as change your present environment; such a solution works well if the problem is being cause by a noisy environment.

Another way to naturally get rid of the problem is by avoiding certain foods that cause the ears to buzz and in addition it pays to cut out stress from your life. And, in the same vein, it also pays to steer clear of allergens. Hearing Loss Ringing In Ears

Other possible natural cures for tinnitus include ensuring that the body gets sufficient amount of vital vitamins including Vitamins E and B as well as folic acid. Minerals that contain zinc are also good for eliminating a tinnitus condition.

In addition, it pays to give up drinking liquor and sugar intake should also be avoided and the same goes for salt consumption, artificial sweeteners as well as caffeine and tobacco. Getting plenty of rest and trying to relax as much as possible are other natural means to get rid of buzzing ears. Finally, be sure to also keep your ears clean which you can ensure by performing regular ear cleaning. Sometimes, the problem occurs because of complicated illnesses and migraine, high blood pressure as well as diabetes also contribute to the problem. Treating these will help in getting alleviation. Hearing Loss Ringing In Ears

Diet Pills Vs Fat Burner Pills – Their Difference & Which is More Effective in Burning Fat Fast

“Diet Pills vs. Fat Burner Pills” is one of the few topics that have become a subject of extensive debate for some time now. The issue is all about the difference between these two and which is more effective in burning fat fast. There is no doubt that the industry on products that help in weight reduction is extremely popular nowadays. This is so because of an increasing number of people who want to lose weight as quickly as possible.

Before we can understand the difference between diet pills and fat burner pills, let us analyze first on which grounds they are similar. Both these products aim for a healthy life through weight loss. They work to help us reduce weight so we can be stronger to fight health problems and complications that arise from obesity. Both have their strengths and weaknesses depending on what specific type of supplement you will be using.

Moreover, they can also suppress our appetite because of their ingredients, which leads to weight loss. On the other hand, the differences between these two are their ingredients or content and their overall effects to our body. Diet pills do not really contain stimulants like caffeine and synephrine, while most fat burner pills contain them.

However, we are not generalizing all these supplements, but there are general findings that suggest that most fat burners contain stimulants more than the other group Diet pills, on the contrary, have more vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients compared to the other group. Furthermore, based on reviews conducted, the overall effect of the former outweighed the effect of the latter in terms of increase in energy level and metabolic rate.

Nonetheless, as to which is better, diet pills or fat burner pills, we cannot give you any categorical answer. As previously discussed, they have both their strengths and weaknesses. The best thing that you can do if you really want to lose weight is to have a healthy lifestyle. In this way, you can be sure that it is safe and the effects are long lasting.

What Is Functional and Integrative Medicine?

There are many of us nutrition professionals now aligning ourselves with Integrative Medicine. I consider myself in this group. Maybe you are asking yourself what exactly this is and most importantly, does it really matter?

To answer that question, let’s first address the area of conventional medicine. For some time now modern medicine has sought to treat the presenting symptoms. This might mean treating a fever or a cough, for example, or addressing pain or other discomforts. Sometimes this approach is entirely appropriate, however more often this approach misses the underlying cause and the person is never completely restored to health. Think of lingering health conditions such as acid reflux, chronic fatigue, and headaches, just to name a few. Drugs are often prescribed and the patient is sent on her way, but the symptoms persist if the drugs are discontinued.

Additionally, there is very little discussion with the patient as to how their condition came about. Unfortunately, and not the fault of our doctors, there is limited time available to spend with patients and so remedies must be delivered quickly. Without more in-depth dialogue there is little chance the practitioner even has the opportunity to see below the surface of what is really going on.

From a dietetic perspective, a conventional approach to diet intervention would be something like prescribing the same diet to everyone with the same disease. Everyone with heart disease would get guidance on the exact same heart healthy diet, for example, with no consideration given to their culture, preferences, cooking ability, or genetics. Similarly a person seeking to lose weight would be advised on the same general diet as another without consideration given to what they’ve tried in the past or an understanding of what foods work or don’t work for them. These would be examples of conventional approaches.

Now let’s flip to the functional side. Functional practitioners are looking less at masking symptoms and more at how the body is functioning as a whole. They are attempting to uncover where the body is malfunctioning and how can we restore it to its normal, healthy state. Symptoms are just clues to lead us towards the underlying cause.

In addition to symptomatic clues and obviously a physical exam, if appropriate, functional medicine practitioners are also looking in-depth at a person’s unique health history to find more clues as to how and why the body is not functioning as it should. This means sitting down with someone for a significant length of time (often 45 min to an hour) and asking a series of pertinent questions to paint a picture of the person before them. What might seem off-topic to the patient is often valuable information to the practitioner, as random side notes about vacations, new pets, change of jobs, or significant loss can give further clues into a person’s current state of health. These are topics rarely discussed in the conventional model.

Additionally, if necessary, laboratory tests can be conducted to give further insight into treatment options. These might include not only standard blood work but also food allergy tests, digestive stool testing, hormone testing, etc.

The goal then, after this information is obtained, is to determine how to best gently nudge the body back into an optimum state. Pharmaceutical options are a last resort as we know these only mask symptoms and leave the original condition unresolved. Potential nutrient deficiencies are often addressed, exercise recommendations may be made, and stress reduction techniques might be employed as well. Some may go further and prescribe other treatment modalities such as massage, acupuncture or chiropractic care to complement their recommendations. Once initiated these treatment plans often need time. Patients do not develop chronic health conditions in a day or even a week. Likewise these treatments need weeks if not month to restore the body to proper function and balance.

So how does this model work for the dietitian? Thankfully, we already have the immense fortune of being able to sit down with someone for a good hour or more to delve into health and diet history. This gives us a solid place to start when it comes to tailored diet advice. While we are not credentialed to prescribe or “treat” per say, this time allows us to get a full picture, both past and present, of what clients are dealing with; therefore we can devise and educate on an appropriate diet strategy. Often we suggest helpful supplements as well, especially where nutrient deficiencies are apparent. We can also advise on exercise and stress and provide additional referrals when needed.

While both modalities have their place, consider looking into functional medicine, especially if you have chronic conditions that the standard medical model is not effectively addressing. Remember, more medications is not necessarily the answer and in fact can lead to yet more symptoms that require more drugs. Believe me, I have clients in these predicaments and it’s a slippery slope.

So consider seeing a naturopath, a functional dietitian like myself or other holistic care providers for a more thorough look into your condition; or even consider it for another opinion. It just may be the nudge your body needs to finally heal and restore.