Prostate Massage – Should You Milk the Prostate? – Nurse’s Secrets

One of the questions I’m asked most often is whether the prostate should be milked or not. Years ago doctors used to milk the prostate for various medical reasons. Men have often used it as part of their sexual practice. But there is much to know about milking the prostate or prostate massage that is not commonly known.

It doesn’t matter what method you’re using. There is a significant chance of doing permanent harm to the prostate. There are risks. It’s not a natural function of the body.

Prostate massage and prostrate milking terms are commonly used interchangeably. They both refer to or describe stimulation or massage of the prostate gland whether for medical or sexual purposes.

The prostate gland is only one part of the male reproductive system. It produces the seminal fluid and is part of the process of ejaculation and orgasm. It sits just behind the bladder and is about the size of a walnut. Prostate problems include BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy or an enlarged prostate), acute prostatitis, chronic prostatitis, and prostate cancer. And there are a few others less common.

Now you may or may not have pressed on the prostate gland to locate it. What you need to know is that pressing or pushing on the top and center part of the gland can have serious consequences. The nerves there are very sensitive.

Now if the gland is inflamed with or without your knowledge, and many man can have inflamed prostate glands and not know it, you can do some serious damage if you use prostate massage techniques, massage the prostate or milk the prostate. When doctors or urologists do a digital exam they know how to avoid damaging the prostate.

If you have acute prostatitis there is a condition that can occur called Fournier’s Gangrene. This is an infection with serious consequences. Another problem is you can get septicemia. Septicemia is blood poisoning. This is often a fatal disease; you don’t want to get that. Other problems you might encounter are hemorrhoids. You can damage the urethra, which is where urine passes through. Now if you have prostate cancer and don’t know it you could be causing cancer cells to move out of the prostate gland into your bloodstream or lymphatic system. This is called metastases and you would have metastatic prostate cancer.

So there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t do prostate massage or milk the prostate. Consider the consequences and the risks before you think about proceeding. Yes these problems do occur from prostate massage it’s not just small talk. Be good to your body. There’s a lot you can do to take care of your prostate properly.

Saturn's Significations

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Saturn: Discipline, self-control, moderation, sacrifice, purification, penance, cleansing, pulchritude, renunciation, patience, reserve, solitude, silence, quietness, hermetic, mystery, secret, annulment, anonymity, nothingness, emptiness, nakedness, ascetic, austerity, frugality, simplicity, humility, modesty, meekness, stillness, immobility, calmness, deathliness. Saturn is just that: vaccination against or assassination of all desires, longings, cravings, wishes-exactly the opposite of Moon. It is science, investigation, concentration, contemplation, meditation, introversion, introspection, transformation, transmutation. Knowledge, occult or not, is its main concern. And to acquire knowledge it shall go to great pains and sacrifice as much as possible its peace, security and material belongings. In order to acquire knowledge Saturn draws out a plan for it is practical. It has its feet on the ground, solidly planted, and having forsaken sentimentalism and passions; its system of work is meticulously planned and organized to the minute details. First, it works as hell. It works and works until it drops dead or until its duties have been fulfilled.

It knows only of responsibilities, principles, obligations, rules, codes, and because it is a conservative-never a liberal, traditions are of the utmost importance. Saturn respects seniority, ascendancy, old age, longevity, immortality and the classics. Whatever survives and smells of the past, of the distant past, interests it. It distrusts the new and the young. It lives on hard realities and once it has shut itself in its ivory tower or shell it becomes an adept or master in realities. Its experience, its sound and tested methods of work, its love of routine, make it an asset when troubles, needs and hard times loom ahead. Saturn is then indispensable and its seriousness is more respected than before. Having learned to train its inner energies, having learned to be self-sufficient and even inhuman at times, Saturn turns into a model of maturity not surpassed by any other planetary symbol, except by the Sun which stands for completeness and eternity. The huts of Saturn are a legion. Saturn is no joker. Loneliness, skinniness, emaciation, suffering, pain, disese, sickness, weakness, paralysis, deformity, cripple Dom, pestilence, and all the evils of the world accompany its sinister and lugubrious ghostliness. The Great Reaper, the Horrible Ripper, the Avenger, the Deadly Sickle, these are some of its surnames. Saturn, unlike Venus, rejects birth and fertility.

It cools and chills whatever it touches. It sterilizes and provokes frigidity, impotence, vasectomy, prophylaxis. It dries the fields and dries the heart. It is the arch-enemy of Mars for it refuses to ejaculate and promote fluidity and vegetation. It is reticence, repression, contraction, constipation, tension, cramp, rigidity. It is dogmatism, fanaticism, narrow mindedness, misanthropy, misogyny, celibacy. It is stony. It prefers to be alone and as a result doesn’t give a shit about others. In fact it is a shit, a bastard, a son of a bitch quite regularly. It is an egoist, an ungrateful, selfish, heartless bastard, a slave-master, a nazi, a fascist, and a sadomasochist who thrives on hurting people’s sentiments. Cruelty, tyranny, abuse, and slavery, are nothing to him. It has no feelings. Living in its cave which resembles a prison, a dungeon, a monastic cell, an ash ram or an asylum, it sinks either into utter solitude or, feeling guilt, turns to tears. Then it’s the end. Anguish, despair, sadness, depression, eat out its entrails.

 Fears and apprehension of all sizes and names envelop its deranged mind. Hell is at the gate, and even if it learns to dominate terror, complexes, prejudices, hates, even if it cynically welcomes the cold blade of jealousy, envy, rancor, hostility, bitterness, possessiveness, avarice, covetousness, but this cold blade literally rips apart its flesh, even if it is screaming and hollowing or belching in pain and asking for mercy, Saturn remains a sinner and a monster at heart. It knows no tenderness and therefore no pity and asks none for itself. It delights in perversion, all kinds of sexual perversions, and the more gruesome, distasteful and morbid, the better. It is vampirism and sluttish-ness, self-flagellation and bloody masturbation. It eats shit, plays with it, and puts its grubby bands inside garbage cans. Its lechery and lust are completely sickening for its thoughts are warped and its nails are black with vermin and worms. When Saturn falls on Venus it produces degradation and sodomy. Saturn undermines everything. It doesn’t shrink from poverty, misery, squalor. It is unclean, filthy, fetid, and even faecal. It is polluted and cannot be stood. Its walls are littered with pornographic posters and books, where the odour of cheap and hollow skin trade is exposed. Since Saturn is attracted by what is hidden and prohibited, it likes this putrescence and once it has recognized its inspired demons, it turns into a scholar, an expert erudite in sordid and black practices. Nothing is too decayed, corrupt, degenerate, degrading, flaccid, pallid, cadaverous, ugly, beastly, hellish, horrendous, and devilish and base for Saturn. On the contrary, it repels exorcism as much as possible and with sarcastic defiance. It vomits green and violet on the sorcerer or exorcist that tries to interfere with its blasphemies and insanity. The Great Devil punishes for the sake of purge for it is only an Angel with pointed horns and hoofs. So if scandal, disaster, calamity, doom and catastrophe fill the atmosphere with their stench remember that Saturn is its patron. If Saturn is about to transit over your natal ASC beware and take it easy. If Saturn be in the foreground in a solar return, dig a trench and resist evil unless you wish to experience pain. If Saturn is the lord of a Dasa or bhukti period, know that grief, inner transformation and loss shall visit your house. If slander hits the rising star of a singer, Saturn is behind it. If an apocalypse paralyzes a civilization, Saturn is its mentor. If a stone topples a man standing on a horse, Saturn along with Mercury is the master architects, behind the dirty trick. If a man be poisoned by his wife, toxins undermine a body and bacteria and virus shroud a city, know that Saturn is getting ready to ruin everybody and in a most underhanded manner. Be prepared then for the Beast and kill it before it changes you and Beauty into ashes. It rules over the bones, teeth, nails, hair, the astral world, reincarnation, karma, morals, capital, money, possessions, the invisible and the subconscious.

Types of scoliosis

SCOLIOSIS CLASSIFICATION

Scoliosis is not a disease, rather the word is a term used to describe any abnormal, sideways or lateral curvature of the spine. Viewed from the back, a typical spine is straight. The spine curves to either side as a single curve shaped like the letter C or “c-shaped scoliosis” or the spine has two curves and is shaped like the letter S or “s-shaped scoliosis”… rarely the curve can be a triple.

Curves are classified by many different components such as their location in the spine.They can occur in the upper back (cervical spine scoliosis), in the middle back (thoracic spine scoliosis) and in the lower back (lumbar spine scoliosis) in various combinations. Thoracolumbar scoliosis is curvature that includes vertebrae in both the lower thoracic and upper lumbar portion of the spine. Curves can also be defined as left thoracic or right thoracic.

Dextroscoliosis is a spinal curve to the right (“dextro” means right). Usually occurring in the thoracic spine, this is the most common type of curve. It can occur on its own (forming a c-curve) or with another curve bending the opposite way in the lower spine (forming a s-curve). The reason dextro is most common is that the body instinctively avoids the heart which is located to the left of the midline of the torso.

Levoscoliosis is a spinal curve to the left (“levo” means left). Common in the lumbar spine, the rare occurrence of levoscoliosis in the thoracic spine indicates a higher probability that the scoliosis may be secondary to a some kind of pathology such as a spinal cord tumor or chiari syndrome.

Kyphosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent forward. There is a normal kyphosis in the middle (thoracic) spine. Kyphoscoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine, both sideways and towards the upper back. Lordosis is a curve seen from the side in which the spine is bent backward. There is a normal lordosis in the upper (cervical) spine and the lower (lumbar) spine.

IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS CLASSIFICATIONS

Idiopathic scoliosis occurs in approximately 4% the population. The term idiopathic means a condition or disease with no known cause. Idiopathic scoliosis is by far the most common cause of scoliosis. Idiopathic scoliosis rarely causes pain. Once scoliosis is detected it should be closely monitored by a scoliosis professional. That expert will initiate a proactive plan to ensure the curve does not progress, and if possible will be reduced and stabilized.

Idiopathic scoliosis is divided into three subgroups according to age: infantile (0-3 years), juvenile (4-10 years), and adolescent (11- maturity)
Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis
Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis

Juvenile onset scoliosis is defined as spinal curves diagnosed between ages 3-10. It less common than adolescent scoliosis but still makes up one-fifth of scoliosis cases. Juvenile idiopathic scoliosis is very different from infantile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Accurate diagnosis is essential.

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis occurs in children age 10 to 18 years old, and comprises approximately 80% of all cases of idiopathic scoliosis. This age range is when rapid growth typically occurs, which is why the detection of a curve at this stage should be monitored closely for progression as the child’s skeleton develops.

Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis

Once skeletal maturity is reached, a patient with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is now said to have adult idiopathic scoliosis. A patient with Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis will still benefit from treatment for progression, but pain is a much more common indication for treatment. Normal degenerative changes of the spine may be accelerated by curvature and the patient may be at higher risk for skeletal pain or extremity pain due to nerve compression.

Adult Scoliosis

Not to be confused with adult idiopathic scoliosis, Adult Scoliosis or Adult Onset Scoliosis is a Degenerative scoliosis, or a side-to-side curvature of the spine caused by degeneration of the facet joints. Degenerative scoliosis occurs in older adults, most frequently in people over age 65 . Typically a C-shaped curve forms in the lumbar spine. It can occur due to arthritis in the spine, Spondylosis. Weakening of the normal ligaments and other soft tissues of the spine combined with abnormal bone spurs can lead to an abnormal curvature of the spine. The spine can also be affected by osteoporosis, vertebral compression fractures, and disc degeneration. Other potential causes include spine tumors such as osteoid osteoma, a benign tumor that can occur in the spine and cause pain. This pain causes people to lean to one side to reduce pressure on the tumor causing spinal deformity. Degenerative scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis in adults.

Other types of Scoliosis Classifications

Nonstructural (Functional) scoliosis: a curve in the spine, without rotation, that is reversible because it is caused by a condition such as: pain or a muscle spasm or a difference in leg length. In this type of scoliosis the spine is normal, but an abnormal curve develops because of a problem somewhere else in the body.

Neuromuscular scoliosis: there is a problem when the bones of the spine are formed. Either the bones of the spine fail to form completely or they fail to separate from each other during fetal development. This type of scoliosis develops in people with other disorders, (i.e. birth defects, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or Marfan’s disease. People with these conditions often develop a long C-shaped curve and their muscles are unable to hold their spine straight. If the curve is present at birth, it is called Congenital Scoliosis This type of scoliosis is often much more severe and needs more aggressive treatment than other forms of scoliosis.

Compensatory scoliosis: is a spinal curve in the coronal plane which disappears when the patient sits. It may be caused by either a short leg or a pelvic tilt due to abduction or adduction contracture of the hip.
straighten significantly on side-bending and function to produce spinal balance. There is no underlying structural abnormality.

The location of the structural curve determines the classification of the scoliosis e.g. a structural curve in the thoracic spine with a lumbar compensatory curve is called thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Single curves, curves whose apex is at T12 or 11 may be defined as a Thoracolumbar curve , and curves with apices at 12 or 13 are defined as lumbar curves. Structural curves in both the thoracic and lumbar spine are called double major curves. The exact definition of the curve has implications for determining scoliosis progression and scoliosis treatment.
This is an explanation of just a few basic terms used to classify scoliosis. If it appears complicated, it is. If it doesn’t, don’t make the mistake of assuming you have enough understanding to self-diagnose. There are even more complicated classifications for scoliosis such as the King and Lenke Classification systems. It’s always best to consult your physician with any questions you may have about your scoliosis diagnosis.

Disclaimer:
Medicine is an ever-changing science. As new research and clinical experience broadens our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy are required. The authors have checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is complete and generally in accord with the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in medical sciences, neither the authors any other party who has been involved in the preparation or publication of this article or the information it contains or refers to warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources and consult with a professional about their personal needs.

Sleep and Depression:Symptoms and Treatment

Sleeping and depression

 The health expert said that all human beings occasionally have difficulties to reconcile or maintain sleep, or the feeling that it didn’t remove the fatigue when awake. If this condition lasts for several days, at least a month, associated with daytime fatigue or impairment of daily activities, and then we can call it insomnia.

Too much sleep and depression

 Depression is related to sleep in people sleeping a lot or a little. The majority of depressed people is at risk of insomnia and sleep very little, but approximately 15% sleep too much. This is probably due to lethargy and lack of motivation to enjoy life.

Sleep and mood

It is very important to determine if one or other factor (sleep or mood) intend to cause depression.

For example, sleep apnea, is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing during sleep. – respiratory-related heavy snoring – patient wakes up several times at night. Because of these so frequent awakenings, caused by breathing difficulties, the individual fails to get a good night rest. Constant fatigue lowers levels of vital energy and sometimes leads to develop depression.

When the apnea is treated with a device called CPAP (allowing better breathing to the patient), the life energies are increasing; but there remains the low mood. In this case, the cause of this alteration of mood is apnea that leads the patient to make a depression that needs to be treated.

Another very common sleep disturbance is insomnia, which is, having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, without interruption, all night.

When a sleepless complains about waking up without being able to return back to sleep, the root cause of the disorder can be a depression. For yet unknown reasons, depression has as one of its major symptoms an alertness in early morning and the inability of the patient to go back to sleep.

Treatment, in this case, should focus on the alteration of mood. When antidepressant therapy is successful, sleep problems disappear.

Some problems related to sleep

1-More hours of sleep during the winter months

Seasonal affective disorder occurs in a lot of people during the winter months. It is characterized by depression, loss energy and enthusiasm, decrease in sexual interest and the increase of sleep. It is more pronounced at extreme latitudes. Light and temperature are important factors in the control of our internal body clocks. The days of winter are shorter, by what we prepare to our body to “hibernate”. From a physical point of view, there is no need to increase the hours of sleep during the winter. Sleep more during the winter months in fact, aggravates the symptoms of the seasonal affective disorder. However, the seasonal affection is curable. You can overcome the symptoms of the seasonal affection with physical exercise.

2-Less energy

Studies have shown that abundant sleep is associated with a decrease in energy. Have you ever noticed that when sleeping for long hours, for example 9 or 10 hours you feel more tired than if you would have slept for 7 hours ? This is because truly restful sleep comes from the quality of sleep and not quantity. Your body tries to compensate for the poor quality of the sleep through the extension of the duration of sleep. The good quality of sleep comes from good sleep habits and lifestyle habits. The excellent quality of sleep will make you feel refreshed and with powers after sleeping 6 or 7 hours.

3-Lack of exercise

 Daily exercise increases your body temperature, allowing you a greater drop in body temperature during the night, which improves the quality of sleep. Sedentary activity may cause a slight increase in the duration of sleep.

4-Poor diet

Food habits and habits of sleep go hand in hand. A poor diet is usually filled with fat and artificial foods that reduce your energy and make you feel more tired. Malnutrition means bad energy. Poor power means more hours of sleep. In addition, artificial processed foods (known as junk food) are more difficult to digest. Don’t eat preprocessed foods before going to bed. Why not? Because then more blood and metabolic energy will be assigned to the digestive system that will have an excess of work, rather than more blood to the brain during sleep.

Your brain might use this excess blood and metabolic energy to improve the quality of sleep.

If you are completely healthy and after 10 hours sleep at night are good during the day, you should not be worried. The direction of causality in each of these cases is not known.

The majority of scientists agree that there is nothing harmful about sleeping itself.

Those who sleep more than nine hours each night and still feel tired during the day, there is something that does not work well and is causing heavy sleep. It is not the sleep itself which is harmful, but what causes fatigue.

Sleeping too many hours is usually a symptom of certain lifestyle choices. It is important to optimize our life habits, which will lead to an increase in the quality of sleep, more energy and in some cases a reduced need for sleep.

If you don’t like sleeping too much, there are effective ways to be active with fewer hours of sleep.

However, the best is to start with a healthy attitude towards sleep. Start by learning to appreciate and enjoy a good night’s sleep for 8 hours (chronic insomniacs would love to have much sleep from time to time). You do not force the situation, excessive sleep may indicate that your body needs rest to heal itself or recover, try to reduce sleep can make the underlying problems worse.

But if you are concerned about how much sleep (either too much or too little) and want this change, consult your doctor.

Is depression curable by sleeping a lot?

There are many questions like this: does sleeping a lot cure depression? They have to be consulted by people who are not aware about the causes of sleep much and this is one of them.

It is common knowledge for those who have read several articles published here, that depression is an emotional state of sadness, not a disease that needs to be cured with pills, or spend time in a mental or neurological Institute, because the person got distracted in a negative image.

The image generated by this state has so much force, that every time you display it mentally, you improve it with effect and shine. For this reason when you go to sleep do it with joy, because you know that it won’t be your distraction when you become awake or under the influence of pills. For this reason there are people that prefer to spend time to sleep during the day.

It is very easy to be distracted, human beings have the capacity to generate that with lots of imagination, that’s why the depressed has fallen and got distracted in some mental image that causes him such emotion and melancholy. As well as you have the power of watching something negative you can change it to positive.

This is called auto programming, but mentally, it happens when the person is in a normal or stable state. We know that for many who have depression it’s not simple, read and put into practice. Because their mind is too disturbed, but must find the right time.

How this can be solved?

Until you decide to stop learning, because you have mastered your emotions you must read, use your mind, locates words and do not be fooled. Let’s look at the words.

Depression: Means that it comes “from” something and pressure: force the person to get out of that state. That is why; if they had given another name, it wouldn’t have this.

The depressant that sleep much, can have a neutral emotional state, this is where when must auto program, this can be when he is awake at some point in the day, the person is not always depressed and he knows it, because there are days that it is OK and other day it is not.

When he is well, we must take advantage to do so. In a subtle way, since there are occasions in which the unconscious is going to defend and will not allow you to make mental changes. For this reason, you must be clever and go slowly.

An example:  If you´re mentally visualizing images that bring you sorrow and are very bright, you must observe what bothers you from them. To change them to your liking, this may be by lowering the brightness, if people dress them derisively or if you’re who seems saddened, dress them of something funny. Thus, they will cause you laughter.

It is easy to explain this, but for many who are at a high level of sadness, is difficult and they cannot. For this reason it is that a professional change should be entered to do the right job, because many times after the image that seems the most disturbing, hide others back from this and those are actually the cause of your emotional state.

As it is the case of that girl who thinks like that: “can depression be treated by sleeping more than usual or as usual? Because I have seen several psychiatrist and I was prescribed quasi everything but I’m still depressed and living a life full of sorrow. Can someone give me a hand?

For this reason, it is preferable to go to someone who will take care of the root cause, so that in your mind, anything that is not important in your life does not remain. And don’t be fooled and spend time to go where people give  you results, that step is dangerous, because first you start with depression, then by taking prescription drugs you become increasingly aggressive.

If the person does not support the supply of drugs, they end up with their neurons, for that reason it is not recommended to go to these establishments. They come with sadness and leave more disturbed than before. Because of that, there are patients waiting to take revenge upon leaving these neurosciences.

Tired of so many drugs and without finding solution they decided to end their life or the other one thinking that those peoples are the culprits, those elected tend to be people who had an influence on your problem.

Thus, there are cases in many places where, persons who come out of mental institutions and go out killing people they think, in their opinion treated bad. For this reason, we should pay attention before taking these medications, because you don’t know what it can cause.

Think about if it is right to end your life just because of sleeping and taking drugs, that will bring you consequences.

 

 

Avoid depression, sleeping with the TV off

Sleeping with the television on can increase the risk of depression, reveals a study in the United States, which ensures that the optimum level of light that the brain of mammals need to rest is surprisingly low.

In this study, conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University, it´s worked with 16 hamsters, of which half slept in complete darkness while others were exposed each night to a light level equivalent to that produced by the glow of a TV on in a dark room.

Eight weeks later, the animals that never slept in the dark had been altered mood and developed a degree of depression. When scientists examined their brains, it was found that they had a lower density of dendritic spines in the hippocampus area in neurons than those who slept without light. This means that communication between their nerve cells would have been reduced.

The promoters of this study indicate that the optimum light level that needs the brain of mammals to rest is surprisingly low. Also they associated with the effects of the light exposure to a hormone called melatonin, which is produced when the body detects the darkness.

Melatonin among other things, regulates the circadian circle, and helps to fall asleep. If there is too much ambient light, the body could produce inadequate amounts of this hormone.

Good habits

Beyond relationship between sleep and depression, and their therapeutic approaches, the quality of sleep always can be optimized according to the rules of sleep hygiene.

Here are tips on habits and behaviors that help to achieve optimal sleep overnight.

  • Keep a regular schedule for rising and bedtime throughout the week.
  • Only use your bedroom as a place of rest, relaxation and just sleeping. Don’t bring work to do in bed. Remain with the mind very active and lying for a long time prevents sleep.
  • Go to bed only when you feel very sleepy.
  • Establish rituals of relaxation before going to sleep, like a good bath hot tub and a light meal or a few minutes of reading.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid intake of caffeine in the afternoon (tea, coffee, cola beverages, cocoa, and chocolate). Also alcohol and cigarette, as both interfere with the achievement of a good sleep.

Recommendations

Below we mention some of the most basic recommendations and practices to treat chronic insomnia anxiety:

–        Ensure that the bedroom is quiet, dark and cool. Noise, light and heat can interfere with sleep.

–        Establish a regular sleep schedule. Our body really works like clockwork and is very healthy to support it while respecting the time sleeping and getting up every day, to create a rhythm.

–        Avoid NAPs. Taking a NAP during the day can make it harder to fall asleep at night.

–        Delete the pressure. It is preferable to address each night with low expectations, receiving nightly that passes as a new opportunity to sleep, so they are only a few hours of sleep. In this way we removed the pressure that we are forced to sleep.

–        Avoid a high stimulant activity before bedtime. This includes watching television, playing video games or using the computer before bed.

–        Control your light. The brain produces a hormone called melatonin, which helps regulate the cycles of sleep and wakefulness (and the biological clock in general). The production of this hormone is controlled by exposure to light. If you do not receive enough natural light in the day or receive plenty of artificial light at night, this will have a direct effect on your ability to sleep.

If you feel that despite implementing those tips self-help and to order and change your sleeping habits, even you cannot overcome your insomnia, it is best that you consider consulting with a health professional. A sleep specialist can observe your sleep patterns, rapid eye movement, brain waves, heart rate and more, through control devices connected to your body. Then analyze the results of your sleep study and, where necessary, will design a treatment program. The important thing is to know that you can count on help and that insomnia can be and should be treated.

Remember, all those sleeping tips can help you with your depression or your emotional disorder.

Foot Fetishes – The Toe Fetish Explained

The feet and toes are very sensitive, after all; what could feel bad about placing one’s toes into a warm, wet, suction bath? Watching a female writhe with pleasure from beneath her feet, toes in mouth, is sincerely exciting. When it comes to toe fetish, the possibilities for affinity are endless. It’s hard to say which form of toe adoration is the most popular. Feet in general are quite nice but there’s something about the toes, those ten little digits that so easily capture the minds of many. Toe spreading, a simple little stretching exercise, can send a shiver down even the most stern of men’s spines.

Spread and relax, point and flex-these simple movements can enrapture the psyche. A woman casually stretching her inferior dactyls on the beach has no idea the amount of power she holds. It’s easy to imagine a male walking by, in this instance, and immediately dropping to his knees, bowing before the woman’s delightful digits.

Toe sucking, too, whether giving or receiving, can be a wonderfully enjoyable experience. Popping a musty, salty toe into one’s mouth is outright scintillating and undergoing a toe suck can be utterly arousing. The feet and toes are very sensitive, after all; what could feel bad about placing one’s toes into a warm, wet, suction bath? Watching a female writhe with pleasure from beneath her feet, toes in mouth, is sincerely exciting. The thought of a set of tasty toes, ready and waiting to be tongued is salivating indeed. Visualize a woman squealing with glee as her toes are being sucked, slowly, one-by-one. Divine.

What about polished toes? A new pedicure can easily drive a toe lover wild. Red polished toes seem to be a favorite, as does a fresh French pedicure. There’s even a niche out there for long toenails, particularly when uniquely polished, it’s like art! Who wouldn’t promptly pay for the pampering and polishing of a female’s toes that occurs during a pedicure? Glimpsing clean, groomed, hot pink toenails nestled in a pair of sandals just might be one of life’s simple pleasures. Not that dirty toes don’t have their appeal too. In fact, many self proclaimed toe lovers prefer a set of sweaty toes, fresh from a pair of dank and worn sneakers.

Sniffing stinky toes can be likened to sampling fine wine. Connoisseurs of toe stench debate their favorite brand, from cheesy to sweet, from vinegar scented to popcorn perfumed. Each person has their own unique flavor of foot funk and a set of wiggling toes just perfectly waft that scent into an eagerly waiting nose. A set of moistened, pantyhose clad toes making their first after-work appearance out of a pair of well worn pumps is heart trembling. A group of fabulously perspiring phalanges emerging from a dainty set of pink, overworked ballet shoes is pulse quickening. And, some dank digits surfacing from a pair of stifling, leather combat boots is shiver provoking.

Most men can admire a slightly stinky foot scent but there are those out there who get all worked up over extremely dirty toes. Muddy, un-bathed for days, toe jam crusted toes get these radicals all riled up, particularly during forced toe smelling and sucking encounters. Command a man to suck on a set of prettily pink, freshly showered toes and he’ll willingly oblige. Forcing a male submissive to slurp on some raunchily dirty toes? Now that’s foot domination! And some live for the domination aspect of toe fetish. The worshiping takes place, after all, beneath the feet, a natural place of submission.

A toe or foot fetish session can be quite the money generator. A woman can charge a pretty penny to an eager male whose sole pleasure in life is to sniff and lick toes. And perhaps, if he gets lucky, she’ll considerately allow him a toe job; that is, a female using her toes to stimulate a man’s genitals. Many women, too, not only enjoy having their toes worshiped but enjoy sucking, tickling, massaging, or sniffing toes-whether male or female. Girl on girl toe sucking? That’s just sexy. Forced female on female toe worship? Even better. Whatever the forte, one thing is for sure; toes are toe-tally awesome.

What are the various causes of developing Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus, is described as a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high levels of blood glucose (blood sugar contents), either because of insulin scarce production which is inadequate, or because the human body’s cells does not respond properly to insulin secreted by the Pancreas, or it happens due to both. Patients with high blood sugar contents shall typically have the experience of polyuria ie. (Frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).

There are three main types of diabetes presently known:

1) Type 1 “Diabetes Mellitus”

Type-1 type of Diabetes Mellitus does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type-1, Diabetes before touching the age of 40, often it occurs during the early stages of adulthood or late teenage stages.

Type-1 Diabetes is not at all similar to Type-2 Diabetes. If we compare the tendency of Diabetes cases in all three types of Diabetes approx. 10% of all diabetes cases are type-1.

Patients with type-1 Diabetes are almost dependent on insulin intakes for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by regular check up at home/laboratories. Although there are several companies providing these machines/Meters for regular check up at affordable prices. There are two types of Machines available in the market. With GOD technology or GDH technology. You may know that GOD technology is old and not so accurate which can have the errors ratio of 20-25 % or more but GDH technology can control the errors from 10 to 15% or even less. Solomon Bio pharma and Research has launched a devices Solomon gluco-Fia-3000, which are highly sophisticated meters to read more accurately. You can carry out regular blood tests and following a special diet which is posted by our experts on our website, Elecwire dot com.

Between 2001 and 2012, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes among the under 20s in the India rose nearly by 23%,

2) Type-2 “Diabetes Mellitus”

In this case of Diabetes Mellitus the body do not produce enough insulin for proper functioning of the body, or the cells in the body do not react or respond to insulin (insulin resistance).

The world has known and recorded approx 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide suffering with this type of Type-2 Diabetes..

Some people control this type of  “Type-2 Diabetes” by simple methods of changing lifestyle, like checking the symptoms and by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing regular exercise, and monitoring their blood sugar levels. However, Type-2 diabetes is typically a progressive disease – it can gradually get worse – and ultimately the patient shall end up have to take insulin but in tablet form.

Overweight and obese people are under high risk of developing “Type-2” Diabetes compared to those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of visceral fat, also known as central obesity, belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. People being overweight or obese are prone to release chemicals that can destabilize the body’s cardiovascular and metabolic systems inside the body.

Being overweight and physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking one can of soda ( Non Diet) every day can raise the risk the development of type -2 Diabetes by over 22%. 

Scientists believe that the intake of sugary soft drinks has a serious risk on Diabetes and may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.

The risk of developing “Type-2 Diabetes” is also higher with the age. The Reason is yet not clear and experts are not completely sure why, but believe that with the age we put on weight and thus become prone to such changes. Those with a close relative who had/had type 2 diabetes, people of Middle Eastern, African, or South Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing the disease.

Men whose testosterone levels are low have been found to have a higher risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes.

3) TYPE-3 “Gestational Diabetes”

Type-3 type of Gestational Diabetes affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high sugar levels in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all the glucose into their body cells, resulting in progression and rising levels of glucose in the blood.

Usually diagnosis of gestational diabetes in females is done during pregnancy.

The majority of “Type-3 Gestational Diabetes” patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet. Almost 10% to 20% of the patients suffering from type-3 type of diabetes shall need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling medications. In both the conditions, which are “Undiagnosed or Uncontrolled”, gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University found that women whose diets before becoming pregnant were high in animal fat and cholesterol had a higher risk for gestational diabetes, compared to their counterparts whose diets were low in cholesterol and animal fats.

Solomon Bio Pharma and Research recommends using and practicing Regular exercise, Controlling Diets, Adhering to Normal Lifestyle, Giving up stress, Practicing Yoga, Sleep Habits, and specially avoiding Junk Foods,

We also recommed to give your Body a Regular I.R therapies through various alternates products, Like Dia-B Care Diabetes Socks. These socks are very useful and highly effective in Foot Care, Made up of with Special Nano Fibers and induced with Nano Polymers has been processed with Special Dr Free technology, which release FAR Infra red or Low level lasers’, They are highly effective in Stimulating your Capillaries, Nerves and Venous system, Thus it rejunvates the dead cells and dead areas in the feet. It can control the Blood Pressure levels and thus a patient has a healthy foot, which usually is a problem in Diabetic patients.

“Dia-B Care Diabetic Socks” controls Diabetes to some extent and thus helps patients to get relief even from the side effects of Diabetes like white cornea.

Solomon Bio Pharma and Research has dedicated its service to mankind in the form of Diabetes control. We believe that we can provide all remedies through regular and alternate therapies both.

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Rajendra Trakru

Online MLM Training Website – Which is the Best?

Building a network marketing business on the Internet can seem very difficult for network marketers because they are used to cold calling, going to hotel meetings and doing things of that nature. Trust me, I know that's not a lot of fun and can waste a lot of your hard-earned money. You may be interested in finding the best online MLM training website because you want to figure out how to get more leads and sign ups into your business.

There are a lot of websites out there for network marketers that tend to under deliver and not offer any results. They promise to teach you concepts but still continue to tell you to pay money to buy leads. Let me be honest with you and tell you that the leads that most of these companies are no good. You have to find a way how to generate your own leads and build your own list.

After doing extensive research I have come to the conclusion that the best online MLM training website would have to be MLM lead system Pro. What is MLM lead system Pro?

This MLM training website helps network marketers take their business on the Internet. This system cuts a lot of your learning curve time and can get you promoting on the internet within days.

Even more importantly, they give you the opportunity to brand yourself as a leader. Ok, I know you might be thinking to yourself, "I am not a leader, I have not made money yet." That really does not matter because all it takes to be a leader is someone who wants to sincerely help.

With this online training mlm system, they allow you to brand yourself as a leader and teach you how to have a capture page up with your picture or video, in minutes.

It was not until I started to brand myself that I saw many more leads coming into my funnel. There are a lot of online training websites out there full of hype, but after being involved with mlm lead system pro, I know they are the real deal.

Red-Hot Secrets to Getting Your Ex Back!

If you’ve broken up with your lover and you’re reading this, then you probably want them back, the faster the better. After all, you don’t want to leave things until it’s too late to get your ex back, do you?

Even if you made mistakes in the relationship, don’t let this stop you from making up and getting your lover back. Millions of couples over centuries all over the world have broken up and gotten back together again, so there is hope.

First, give yourself some time alone and reflect upon what went wrong. What was the final straw that ended the relationship? Is it something that you think is easy to fix? Or will it take a bit more effort and time to repair things and get the relationship back to where it was, when you were both happy and thought you’d be together forever?

Try to forgive yourself if you have made any mistakes. If you can’t forgive yourself, how can your ex forgive you? Making mistakes is what every one does at some point in their life. Nobody’s perfect, even if some people give the illusion that they are. So stop beating yourself up about any mistakes you’ve made.

Coming up with a plan to avoid making the mistakes you’ve made in the past can be very helpful and a step forward in getting your ex back.

When you’re ready to start making up with your lover, be confident, courageous and honest when you speak to them.

Arthritis can be minimized sometimes cured

 Arthritis is the most common disease that is largely affecting the people worldwide.It is the form of joint disorder found in people of almost all ages with tendency to affect the adults. A person affected with arthritis faces the trouble of pain and inflammation of joints in their body. It also causes fatigue, general feeling of being unwell, weight loss, mild fever and skin rashes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 46 million American adults out of every five person one person is affected by Arthritis.

 Almost anyone can be affected by this disease. Millions of people suffer from this disease worldwide including 40 million Americans. More than half of those suffering from Arthritis are under the age of 65 years and nearly 60% are women. As there is no such treatment one, have to largely depend on physical activity and follow healthy diet.

 There are many types of Arthritis so there is a wide range of symptoms. Some of the common early symptoms of Arthritis are-

  1. The pain persists for longer than a week.
  2. There is a feeling of pain and stiffness in the body.
  3. There is a back pain after lifting something heavy.
  4. Often the person feels morning joint fitness.
  5. In addition, one may feel feverish and uneasy.

 Some people have the misconception that Arthritis only affects an older person. However, this is a misconception as arthritis can affect anyone at any age. It is true that chances of arthritis increases as a person grows older, but it has been observed that nearly 3 out of every 5 arthritis patients are younger than age 65, according to the (CDC) Center  for Disease Control and Prevention.

 There is no such treatment for arthritis. To prevent arthritis a person has to decrease the chance of developing arthritis. Here are a few steps to follow to reduce the chance of Arthritis-

  1. One should do regular exercise
  2. Stretching is also helpful for the person.
  3. The person must follow a healthy diet.
  4. One must increase the intake of water.

 Other common type of treatments are-

  1. Physical therapy
  2. Splinting
  3. Ice therapy
  4. Anti inflammation medication
  5. Surgery

 However, the treatments vary from patient to patient depending on the type of arthritis. Arthritis in Warman and Saskatoon treatments can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. For this, the patient has to undergo Exercise programs that must include:

  1. Aerobic activity
  2. Motion exercise for body flexibility
  3. Strength training for muscle tone
  4. Body Massage

 Other things you can do include:

  • Sleeping for 8-10 hours in a day
  • Changing positions while sleep
  • Avoid movements that cause extra stress on sore joints.
  • Using grab bars in the shower, the tub and near the toilet.
  • Follow meditation, yoga to avoid stress
  • Keep your diet filled with fruits and vegetables.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish (salmon, mackerel and herring) flaxseed, soybeans, and soybean oil.
  • It can improve joint pains in the legs and feet.

Various fitness centers are present who provide treatments all over the world. Fitness in Warman and Saskatoon provides effective treatment programs. Such centers are as follows-

  • Victoria Arthritis Centre in Canada
  • Gooodlife Fitness
  • Essentially Fitness in Saskatoon and Warman
  • Mawson Health and Fitness Centre

Three Natural Ways to Stop Sweating

Sweating is something that we all do. But unfortunately, some people sweat more than others due to overactive sweat glands in the body. You've most likely tried all the main antiperspirants and pills to help control your excess sweating, but you probably have not tried natural methods, and you should.

If you would like to stop your sweating problem, then you have come to the right place. In this article I'm going to provide you with the top 3 natural ways to stop sweating.

Try using baby powders containing corn starch. They're well known for reducing the amount you sweat. Although the powder does not actually block any sweat glands, it does absorb any sweat through your day. These baby powders can be used on any part of the body too!

Sage tea is one of the most effective natural methods to help with sweating. Personally, I've never tried it. But I have heard some great success stories from people who have used sage tea to cure their excessive sweating problems. You simply brew some sage leaves, leave to cool, and then consume. Although it does not directly stop sweating, it does relax over sweat glands so you will not sweat as much. You should try and have one glass of sage tea a day.

Dietary changes are also needed to help eliminate your sweat problem. You need to avoid certain foods that trigger off your sweat glands. Spicy foods, alcoholic drinks and drinks containing caffeine can all trigger off your sweat glands. Avoiding these foods and drinks will seriously reduce the amount you sweat.

I hope you enjoyed reading my 3 natural ways to stop sweating. If you put the information to good use, I'm sure you'll be able to cure any excess sweating problems you may have.

Are You Ready for a Wellness Pill? Consider the Nature and Ethics of a Lifestyle Game Changer

Introduction: Ethics in America

Ethics in government and elsewhere have long been front and center in American politics and business. This is not because of a devotion to ethics by public officials, the general populace or others, but rather due to persistent transgressions of ethical norms, often of a flagrant nature.

Dubious behaviors inconsistent with the public interest have run amok from the earliest days of the Republic, during the nation’s middle years (e.g., the Gilded Age), throughout the 20th century and now, perhaps more than ever, in the still-brief era of the mercurial Donald Trump, America’s first Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” president. In less than half a year in office, The Donald has brazenly used his high office to promote hotels, golf resorts and other personal interests.

Should we be concerned? Of course.

What If?

A “what if” question related to the promotion of sensible mindsets and lifestyles might be asked at this point.

Suppose I had a REAL wellness ethics laboratory, say in Transylvania, the land many still associate with bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves where Dr. Frankenstein once did research on rejuvenation. Suppose I devoted every moment I could steal from exercising, dining on vegan treats, meditating and doing yoga (next to none) and otherwise maintaining balance, living in the moment, experiencing WOs and DBRU equivalents and writing about safe, non-controversial topics. If I had a lab and spent time there doing brain research, for instance, what might I discover about ethics and REAL wellness?

I have no idea. I don’t have a lab and have never been to Transylvania, though I understand it’s a lovely region in the central part of Romania.

Perhaps I could discover the elusive ingredients for a wondrous new medication, a breakthrough REAL wellness brain-changing, non-fattening, non-addictive supplement. I took a chemistry class in high school – maybe I could apply what I remember about the properties of matter, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances and learn ways to put such energies to good use in lifestyle choices. Imagine a magic wellness bullet, a super wellness pill composed of chemical substances that channel just the right impulses in the human brain.

What form might it take? How about a pill, only one per week needed, that would induce impulses that boost reason, exuberance, athleticism and liberty. I’d like to see it come with instructions. For example, the user might be urged to recite aloud a trance-like mantra, perhaps an Ingersollian affirmation I’d create, something like this:

“I am too sensible to waste time on superstitions or Bronze Age rituals, or to bow or cringe before make-belief wizards or gods, knowing my existence is so very brief in this narrow veil between the cold and barren peaks of two eternities.”

Like a magic spell, the litany would set in motion chemical processes in the frontal, parietal, occipital and the temporal lobes of the cerebral cortex. Electro signals in the glia cells would interact with hormones, thereby engaging the five senses to good effect. I’m starting to think this might work.

What could go wrong?

Consequences of a REAL Wellness Pill

Remember, the purpose of the new med would be to induce a wellness lifestyle, guided by the best values and noblest ethics! Who would program these values and ethics? Well, hell, I’d be willing to give it a shot.

Is there anything to be concerned about should my research pan out? I read somewhere that the Devil lurks in the details. Maybe one dark and stormy night, when lightning bolts are striking all around the REAL wellness lab I set up in Transylvania, a problem might arise with the super pill. For example, perhaps one unintended consequence might occur due to non-compliance with the directions for use.

Could unfortunate things happen if pill takers do not behave in ways consistent with REAL wellness ethics or behaviors? What if users engage in smoking, excessive alcohol consumption or voting Republican? I’m concerned that all manner of bad habits (eating junk food, taking oneself too seriously, thinking some god does favors for some and not others or loves you more than everyone else, failing to nurture a minimal sense of humor or look on the bright side of life – these and other worseness tendencies could interfere with the chemical processes in the brain activated by the REAL wellness pill. Receptor sites in the brain habituated to being stimulated by positive initiatives could, with bad behaviors, cease manufacturing vaccines that alter neuron signaling in the nucleus accumbens. Immunity might be lost against self-pity, morose and peevish reactions and tendencies to whine, wallow and whimper. Dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine transporter systems replete with brain receptors might no longer bind with Ingersollian affirmations.

While most who take my wellness pill would want to proclaim and act upon the wonders of the concept, some might fall off the proverbial wellness wagon. Alas, there could be torments and tribulations to pay for such transgressions.

Ethical Concerns and Questions

What do you think? Would you want such a pill available to just anyone, no questions asked, no qualification required? Should an easy way to wellness be enabled, or discouraged for ethical reasons?

I have not technically or otherwise discovered such a pill. My chances of doing so are not great. I don’t have a lab and I didn’t do so well in my high school chemistry class, in fact, I switched after a few weeks into a P.E. course. Today I just write essays for Ezine.

For these and a few other reasons, I think it might be best to work out the ethics first, just to be on safe ground, should I ever go down this road and succeed.

But, imagine for a moment that there might someday be such a pill (Wellagra?) and that the maker would want to offer it to any and all seekers – with no need for a prescription, the blessing of clergy or other safeguards. Would you try it?

The consequences of such a choice and others that may come about in the near future are far reaching.

Be well – and let me know what you think.

Why Does The Black Widow Win So Many Tournaments?

Known for only wearing black while playing tournaments and her ability to chew up her opponents and spit them out at the table, Jeanette Lee is one of the most beautiful and talented billiards players in the world today. In fact she's been voted World's Sexiest Female Athlete by ESPN, among other nods by magazines and organizations for her beauty and skill. Jeanette is of Korean descent and is not only a pretty face with an intense talent for billiards, but she's a woman who gives back to her community.

She was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of thirteen and underwent surgery to have a steel rod inserted into her spinal in order to straighten it and treat her pain. She is now the National Spokeswoman for the Scoliosis Association, as well as contributing to various charities. She's an athlete that gives back to her community.

When she was younger she used her natural ability at the table to hustle. It was a way to make a living but she's since realized that her talent was better put to use in tournaments, where she crushes her competitors at the tables.

Black Widow moniker aside, Jeanette Lee is an amazing talent who began playing in 1989 and by 1993 she was playing professionally and ranked as one of the top ten female players. She went on to win an Olympic gold medal in pool 2001 in Japan.

Jeanette wins tournaments because she is not a weekend warrior at pool, she practices daily, as well as spending a lot of time watching videos of the top male billiard players. She does not use any old pool cue, she has a professional cue to help her bring her top game to the table. If you've ever watched The Black Widow play, you'll see what a natural talent she has. She has said that her greatest strength is her consistency in the game and her tip to players is that passion and hard work make a great player but the courage to get up every time you fall is what makes a champion.

So take a page from Jeanette Lee's' playbook; Practice, watch videos of your competitors to learn their secrets, use a professional cue and if all else fails, try wearing a little black outfit while you're making running those racks. It could not hurt!

Advantages And Disadvantages of Vector Images

The vector images are defined mathematically, based on their geometric characteristics. To be precise, a vector image is described by a set of geometric primitives that describe points, lines, curves, and polygons to which we can attribute colors and shades. They are radically different from raster images, which are described as a grid of properly colored pixels.

Advantages

1. In most cases, vector images will require lesser disk space than a bitmap. They are mostly formed by flat colors or simple gradients because of which they do not require a lot of disk space. Lesser the information to create the image, smaller is the file size. Thus, they are given more preference in comparison to other images.

2. Vector images do not lose quality when they are scaled. In principle, a vector image can be scaled indefinitely. In the case of matrix images, a point is reached where it is evident that the image is composed of pixels. Thus, the quality of vector images is superior to other forms of images.

3. They can be easily saved and modified in the future. The best part is that, the process of modification is quite simple as well. All kinds of changes can be easily managed without any difficulty. Even if a file is modified, the resultant file does not occupy a lot of space. This is another reason why they are used across industries.

4. The process of creating them is quite simple as well. In fact, using simple drawings we can get complex vector images without a lot of difficulty. Simple and user-friendly programs such as Macromedia Freehand, Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator can be used for creating simple drawings, which can be converted to vector images.

Disadvantages

1. They are generally not suitable for encoding pictures or videos taken in the “real world” (for example – photographs of nature), although some formats support a mixed composition. Virtually all digital cameras store images in bitmap.

2. The data used to describe them must be processed by a powerful machine, i.e. the computer must be powerful enough to perform the necessary calculations for forming the final image. If the data volume is high it may slow down the rendering of the image on screen, even when working with small files.

3. Another disadvantage is that, even small drawing errors are often visible, when the images are enlarged to certain extent. Such an incident can affect the quality of the images, especially when they are used in the field of animation.

Despite the fact that vector images have a few disadvantages, they have a wide range of applications and are implemented in the fields of computer graphics, architecture and engineering etc.

Home Safety for Seniors and Those in Need of Home Assistance

Introduction

The CDC (Centers for Disease Prevention and Control) indicates in recent posts that “Each year, millions of older people-those 65 and older-fall”. These falls can often be serious and there are strong indications that for seniors or those recovering or those with disabilities each successive fall increases the probability of an additional fall. In fact, also according to the CDC, there were 9.6 Million non-fatal injuries in the senior population due to falls, in the year 2015. An additional 33 thousand were fatal in that same year. (Go to the cdc.gov site for sources). These facts are clearly sobering but even more concerning since so many of these falls take place at home and could easily be prevented.

Contributing Factors to Home-based Falls

Seniors and others that have lost some level of independence face many challenges in the home, some intrinsic and others extrinsic, some related to home safety and some, surprisingly, related to caregivers. Here are some common factors that we all need to keep in mind:

  • Loss of full motor control
  • Medications that cause drowsiness and or dizziness
  • Home-safety issues that increase the dangers of mobility
  • Improper support devices to aid mobility
  • Lack of ongoing, appropriately paced physical activity

Of all of these clearly the easiest to eliminate or mitigate fall into a single category above: Home-Safety issues. This is probably the most critical of all of these since the elimination of any items in this category is likely to profoundly and significantly reduce the risk of falls in the home.

Caregivers and Their Role in Home Safety

Family caregivers or hired caregivers, for seniors and others, need to be acutely aware of fall-risk dangers in the home and help those in need of assistance avoid these dangers. Caregivers need to be proactive by ensuring the safety of those they care for through awareness, communication and correction of hidden and/or obvious home dangers. This can be accomplished through vigilance and involvement. For example caregivers should try to put themselves into the shoes of those they care for and predetermine what challenges they face in and around the home. It is challenging enough for those in need of care to merely accept their position of aging, disability or otherwise, and therefore caregivers need to be sensitive to the feelings of seniors and others while still be vigilant in keeping the home safe. Caregivers really do need to behave as unsung heroes or angels, operating in the background, and without making seniors or others in care feel worse for their loss of some independence.

Risk Mitigation and Steps to Safety

The CDC as well as other sources provide significant yet intuitive advice on how to minimize the risk of fall and injury. In fact the National Council of safety provides some excellent direction in its recent article “Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention will Keep Older Adults Safe and Independent” ( click here for source). Most of us can leverage a little thought on this topic and easily come up with a checklist of items to evaluate in our homes to make them safer for older adults, those recovering, or disabled. Provided below is a good start and may give you some additional thought and guidance. Please note that naturally, this is offered as a suggestion and not medical advice.

Kitchen Safety

  • Cooking Equipment, Utensils, Dishes, Glasses and Food should be stored appropriately and easy to reach
  • No kind of throw rug or similar placed on a kitchen floor
  • Floors should always be free of any kind of spills (Oils, food, etc)
  • Use counter-top toasters where feasible, making them easily accessible
  • Where higher cabinets must be accessed a step stool with a handrail is should be easily accessible
  • Non-skid floor cleaners only for cleaning the floor

General Concerns with Carpeting

  • Wall-to-Wall carpeting should be completely and properly installed – no loose edges, tears, buckles or holes
  • While not always possible, solid colors are better in that they provide greater consistency for those that are mobility challenged – they also show edges more cleaning
  • Deep Piles and Shag styled carpets should be avoided

Bathroom Concerns and Safety

  • Ensure that bathroom mats are slip-resistant (and not old wherein the slip-resistance has worn) – ensure they are placed near the showering/bathing area
  • Ensure that there are mirrors at various levels to ensure that the client is not struggling or reaching to use a mirror
  • Where possible install grab bars near the toilet, bathtub and/or shower
  • The bathtub/shower floor should be non-skid, if this is not the case then ensure that non-skid safety strips are installed
  • Where feasible use a soap dispenser mounted in a very accessible area in the Shower/Bath
  • Where required, a shower chair is placed in the bathing area
  • The toilet seat should be the raised type or a toilet seat with armrests should be fitted to the toilet to ensure safe balance when sitting or getting up from the toilet

Bedroom Safety

  • Key safety items should be within reach of the bed, for example on the night table. Consider safe lamp, flashlight, phone, cane, etc.
  • If appropriate, a raised height mattress to help with getting into/out of bed
  • The floor, particularly around the bed, should be free of clutter, papers and any other items
  • Nightlights are appropriately placed in the bedroom and along any routes to the bathroom

Outdoors and Around House/Apartment

  • This category naturally only applies in some cases
  • Ensure all walkways are clear of debris, branches, leaves, rocks and similar
  • Ensure all stones and masonry are solid not loose in anyway
  • Ensure all walkways and driveways are as level as possible
  • Ensure that all walkways are clean and not coated with moss, algae, Oil and/or other slippery substances

General Living Space Concerns

  • In areas that could be classified as pathways ensure that low furniture items are moved aside. Examples include coffee tables, folding end tables, ottomans, floor plants, etc
  • Light switches are all in working order and not obstructed
  • No Loose Rugs or throw rugs that can slide
  • Rooms and moving space are clear of furniture obstructions
  • Where applicable use sound activated lamps
  • Where applicable use glow-in-the dark markers on various items that require manipulation, for example cabinet handles, light switches, etc
  • All electrical cords for power, data, phone, etc are properly routed and secured and not anywhere near pathways or living spaces
  • All furniture in proper condition, sturdy and secure
  • Several cordless phones available, each marked with glow in the dark markers, and ensure that they can be located audibly (i.e. have a locate handset feature)
  • No loose tiles or floorboards
  • Night Lights appropriately placed throughout the house
  • Infrared sensor lights in certain areas where brighter light is required at night

Technological Considerations

  • Install carbon monoxide detectors were appropriate
  • Install smoke detectors were appropriate
  • If required, based on level of independence, arrange for medical alert device/subscription
  • Install detectors that also have emergency lights and/or install motion detected lighting where appropriate

Signs of a Concussion

If your child has any signs or symptoms, keep them out of high-level physical activities (including sports) to let their brain reorganize itself – no matter how much they object. Their brain is worth fighting for.Other symptoms and signs of concussions in children are more readily recognizable. Any sign of vomiting, sudden fatigue, or amnesia indicates that the child has had a traumatic head injury and should be taken to the hospital room for an examination.

Even after the signs and symptoms of a concussion fade, the damage itself may not be healed. Using tissue taken posthumously from pro football players, researchers and doctors have been able to view the damage done by concussions. Rather than appearing the same as a normal brain, people who suffered from multiple concussions have large amounts of brown tangles scattered throughout the brain tissue. These brown tangles are similar to the appearance of brain tissue from people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

At the very least, don’t push your child into sports and potentially head-harming physical activity until a reasonable recuperation period has passed. Take the time to rest your child’s injured head even if they insist they feel better, and learn to recognize the signs and symptoms. The head and the brain are tough, and kids are tougher, but resting their heads now will keep them tough against a more damaging concussion in the future.

Children are always on the move. If adults moved as much as children, we’d likely have just as many head injuries as well. Looking for and knowing the signs and symptoms of concussions in children can prepare you to discern a mild bump from that which warrants ER care, pediatrician follow up, and monitoring for post-concussion syndrome. Make sure you watch your child’s balance and their reaction to light. See if there is an abnormal pause in their reactions, a sudden headache, numbness anywhere in their body, or an unexplainable sudden fatigue.

Headaches may get worse on exertion. In this case, athletes may feel okay on the sideline, but headache symptoms develop once they are on the field. In a mild concussion symptoms can often resolve within 15 minutes. This makes early detection and screening critical in concussion management. It is not uncommon for symptoms such as headache to appear later in the day after a head impact injury.

A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head. In snowboarding, this can easily happen by a collision with a skier or another snowboarder, a fall to the ground, or an impact with a tree. Signs of a concussion include feeling dizzy or disoriented, having an urge to throw up, or experiencing blurred vision. If you have any of these symptoms after a collision, you should seek immediate medical help.

Sports and games are important activities for students and youths. Unfortunately, many student-athletes sustain concussions as a result of falls, collisions or physical contact during sports such as football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, field hockey and even cheerleading. A concussion is not just a bump on the head. It is a mild traumatic brain injury that immediately and temporarily disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.

The cognitive problems potentially associated with mild brain injury or concussion include memory problems, poor concentration and attention, irritability, anger and proneness to stress, being self-centered, dependency and lack of insight, poor problem solving and impulsivity. These problems can also include fatigue, lack of initiative and motivation, inappropriate behavior and poor social skills.

One only has to remember the tragic stories of Andre Waters and Mike Webster to recall how severe post concussion symptoms can be. Waters committed suicide due largely to the symptoms he suffered as a result of multiple concussions during his NFL career. Webster, who is in the pro football Hall of Fame, and played on 4 winning Super Bowl teams died homeless. jobless and penniless after living out of his car.

Many people believe that a concussion is a state of unconsciousness. This is not true. Nor is it an injury to the head. A concussion can be a result of injuring the head and it can result in loss of consciousness, but it is more than that. A concussion is the impairment or decrease in mental functions as a result of the brain banging against the skull wall, usually caused by a head injury and sometimes followed with unconsciousness.

Following a Concussion, a wide variety of cognitive (thinking abilities), physical, and psychological symptoms occur, typically in stages. The symptoms may not develop until days or even weeks after the injury. Few patients will experience all of the symptoms, but even one or two can be unpleasant. Some patients find that at first, PCS makes it hard to work, attend classes, get along at home, or reach short-term goals. Most patients with PCS don’t develop symptoms until days or even weeks after the accident, but the syndrome can begin sooner.

Fortunately, there are very few fatalities from concussions, although it is important to have a doctor examine you if it is a serious concussion, or if you still feel uneasy after a few weeks. The standard treatment for concussions is plenty of rest and plenty of monitoring of the injury. To be on the safe side, you should see a doctor.

According to traumatic brain injury books those with recent concussions are more than 3x more likely to commit suicide than a similar person in the general population. Concussions have been linked to clinical depression which eventually leads the person to attempt killing themselves. The highest risk group among those with concussions for suicide is in the 22-59 age group. But the traumatic brain injury in children can be a problem too and shouldn’t be ignored.

Though this is a step in the right direction in regards to traumatic brain injuries, the ruling only applies to game-play situations. As is the case with almost all sports seasons, the majority of a high-school athlete’s time spent playing is not game time, but practice time. In fact, a typical three hour high school football game might be about one fifth of the time each player spent preparing for that game.