Commitment Phobia In Men (Fear of Commitment)

You have found the man of your dreams. He is handsome, smart, great personality, and stable. What more could a girl want?

I'll tell you what a girl wants ….. a commitment!

You want to know that your search is over. You want to feel like your soul mate has arrived and you will never be alone again because he will ALWAYS have your back and be on your side.

Although this is NOT always the case, in most instances this means marriage. Yes, the "M" word.

When I first saw the need to address this topic on my website, I have to admit I was a little puzzled. Commitment phobia is not a huge problem where I come from. People fall in love and get married. That's just what people do around here. Very few exceptions to this rule. But obviously it is not the same everywhere. I think larger, more metropolitan areas seem to have more commitment phobia issues – and it's not always men.

Some women shy away from making a solid commitment as well. However, we want to focus on the men today.

What goes in a guy's head that causes him to decide against the security that comes with the final step in commitment? Does not he want you securely attached to him? Here's the strange thing. Most people can not tell you why they do things or feel certain emotions, and guys who will not commit are no different.

When asked point blank, the majority of guys would be clueless. "I just do not feel the need for the piece of paper" is usually the stock answer. If you are having a difficult time getting your man to commit, trust me girl, you are not alone! What would make a man not want to marry a girl who worships the very ground he walks on? You might be surprised at some of the reasons.

The thing he DOES NOT need if he is struggling with commitment issues is PRESSURE. That will backfire almost every time. You might finally get him to marry you, but if this is accomplished through force then resentment will be the third party in your marriage. This will not get you off to a healthy start. And marriages without a healthy start usually have a miserable end.

We are going to unravel the inner workings of the male mind today. Do not be alarmed, we can step back into girl-ville when we are finished. There are as many reasons for not committing as there are guys, but here is a list of the most common ones.

1. He Is Not With the Woman He Sees Himself Growing Old With

Ouch! If you are the girl he's with, then you need to consider this possibility first. This would be a good time to sort out the details and find out if you are wasting your time on a lost cause. After all, if you are not the one he really wants for a lifetime, do you really want to be with him? It's time for a heart to heart talk. Do not hold anything back. Tell him EXACTLY what your expectations are and allow him to do the same. This may not be the issue at all, and it will good to know that for sure.

2. He Has Low Self Esteem

It takes a great deal of self esteem and confidence to say, "I love this woman more that anyone on the planet and I am not afraid to tell the world." What if she dumps him and makes a fool of him? How would he survive that? Low self esteem covers most of the negative things that most people do in life. Well, that plus fear, which is usually a component of low self esteem.

You are probably wondering what in the world that could possibly have to do with his commitment phobia. Well, it's actually fairly simple when you think about it. People fear rejection in life. People with low self esteem fear rejection even more. So the best way to avoid rejection is to keep the upper hand and reject the other person first, right? Maybe not totally reject them, do not want to run them off, but just enough that you can always use the "I did not want you anyway" excuse if they ever dump you.

That's why so many guys have the attitude that consist of: I will play house with you and possibly even have children. I will make up half of this couple and love you, but I will not get that little piece of paper that tells the world we belong to each other. Sometimes guys typically do not want the girl to get that comfortable. Which leads me to the next point.

3. He Is Afraid You Will Turn Into the Scary Wife

Now, you know what the scary wife is. She lets herself go. She stops taking care of herself and soon she looks nothing like the beautiful woman he married. Then she stops acting like the woman he married too. She whines and complains about everything. In the end, he does not want to wonder why he married you. Girlfriends typically keep themselves up better than wives. That's what people tend to think, right or wrong.

Guys are sometimes worried about what marriage will turn them into as well. They do not want to drown in a swamp of marriage responsibilities. It is important for them to remain "cool" by whatever definition use as part of their male ego. And let's admit it – lots of married men do not paint a pretty picture of married life. This scares the heck out of unmarried guys. Once the fear of commitment seed is planted, it just continues to grow.

4. He Does not Want to Follow the Bad Examples In His Life

If your man came from a broken home, then there's a high probability that he has picked up some negative thoughts relating marriage. Lots of things factor into the amount of negativity he has intertwined into his perceived image of matrimony. His fear of commitment may be so deep segregated and subconscious that he can not easily bring the elements of it to the surface to talk about them. If he has developed the attitude that all marriages end in divorce, then he will not want to line himself up for that failure.

Many men actually believe that marriage ruins perfectly good relationships. The truth is PEOPLE ruin perfectly good relationships, not marriage. No person wants to be in a bad marriage. And no person wants to live in a home that's not peaceful and loving. People who grow in homes that are unhappy have not had good role models. They may not know how to constructively work out discord in relationships.

5. He Does not Trust Women

This can have a couple different implications. They may have had experiences in life that contain women who have not been trustworthy. This could be a mother, grandmother, past girlfriend, etc. On the other hand, this could take a different form. He could be afraid to be vulnerable. Period. Maybe he has a fear of showing any crack in his armor. To him this would equate weakness. And maybe he has had seen

So What's a Girl To Do?

Actions speak louder than words, but talking is the best way to get started. You need to get to the bottom of the issue and find out exactly why he is shying away from committing to you. First, you want to explain to him why the commitment is important to you. Dig deep and really make him understand why you need it to feel secure in your relationship and in life.

Next, try to get him to dig deep and explain to you why he feels so strict about not making that commitment. Sometimes it is literally helpful to make a pro's and con's sheet. Silly as this may seem, it can actually shed light on the situation and help him see the folly of his thinking. Then you want to address all the possible causes for his hesitancy toward marriage (those listed above) and reassure him about each one. Just hearing you say that you promise not to turn into a scary witch can sometimes make a big difference.

Last, practice what you preach. Show him that you are (and will always be) his faithful, loving companion. Take every opportunity to demonstrate your loyalty to him and your relationship. Now, this DOES NOT mean let him treat you badly or put up with any type of abuse. However, it DOES mean help him be the best man he can be.

It also means help him feel good about himself. A good place to start with this is 30 Days of Gratitude (see our homepage link below in author box). This only takes about a minute each day, but it will make a HUGE impact on your relationship.

Commitment phobias can be overcome with the help of some deep communication and gratitude for each other. If you have recently experienced a break up due to commitment issues and want your ex back, Commit Phobia help to get your love back. This trial and true method can work wonders. Getting them back is the first step.

Anxiety Disorders – Agoraphobia

I talked about panic attacks a few days ago, and stated that I would like to cover some of the other anxieties disorders to help people recognize and become more aware of what they are experiencing in hopes to better manage their anxiety.

Today I would like to touch on Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is probably the most common of the anxiety disorders. Common situations usually involve crowded public places, like shopping malls, buses, and Nature pic 1restaurants, or enclosed places such as elevators.

People who suffer from agoraphobia try to avoid places or situations where they feel trapped and what feels like there is no escape. For me it was at work. I worked in an office within a small office cubicle. Every morning I would slide into it trying not to be noticed. I felt because that all eyes were on me and that people knew I was in fear. This went on for it looks like an eternity. Sometimes I became so self conscious of every little thing I did I could barely function. I bought it too long and eventually broke down to the point of being hospitalized and I could not work for months after.

Agoraphobia does not develop overnight. It starts with a panic episode of some sort and then gradually builds up in your mind to the point where you consciously start to try to avoid places like this.

Agoraphobia like all anxieties disorders should be deal with as soon as consciously possible. If you are having similar feels like I wrote in this article. Get help immediately before it gets to the point where you can not function. See a doctor or physiologist first. It will feel better to talk about what is going on in your mind and body. Your doctor may prescribe medication, but there are some great natural techniques available to us now that helps us to deal with this problem quickly, and to start living a normal life again in a very short amount of time.

There are plenty of natural techniques available to explore. I highly recommend getting started researching today. Do not delay getting your life back.

I would love to hear of your success stories, so please send your comments and emails. To your health,

Terry Poster

Life is a Series of Choices (Fortune Cookies)

Fortune cookies are true … so I now believe. Two days before my Friday December 2008 wedding, my wife ate at a Chinese restaurant, where she received a fortune cookie that read: "A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you." The next day, on Thursday, she went out for Chinese again and her fortune cookie read: "The coming Friday will be an exciting time for you." Was this a coincidence or was a specific message welcomed by the Universe to my lovely bride-to-be?

The fortune cookie story does not end here. Last night I shared my career aspirations, goals, and dreams for my life with my wife. I explained why I believe I have been blessed with a wife and son who I adore, a wonderful family, great friends, and a successful career. I explained to Korrel that I have achieved such riches because of my growing capacity to love, commitment to personal growth, dedication to my career, belief in my dreams, and most importantly, my ability to make the right choices at the right time. An hour after that discussion, at a Chinese restaurant, my fortune cookie read, "Life is a series of choices, today yours are good ones." I knew then, I had to write something.

I believe a successful life comes from the right choices at the right time, as well as the willingness to pursue the goals inherent in these choices. Robert Frost denied the "choices" challenge in his poem The Road Less Traveled. In this poem, he saw the value of ending up at a "crossroads" in life.

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stand

And looked down one as far as I could "

At this crossroad, we face two distinctly different paths, which have two equally distinct different outcomes. Sometimes, at this crossroad, we are brought to the largest choice of our life: in which direction do we proceed? Do we take the path that is more familiar to us, the one that we can navigate in the dark-with our eyes closed; or do we take the path that is unknown, frightening, and strewn with obstacles and unpredictable consequences.

The familiar path offers predictability and safety, but only a limited version of "success." However, the "road less transported" is risky in nature, but has the possibility of extremely changing your life. When you travel down the road less traveled, there is no turning back; life is forever changed and you can never return to the old life of safety and predictability. This risky path is where choices manifest into dreams, and dreams manifest into reality.

"Two roads diverged in a wood,

and I took the one less traveled by.

And that has made all the difference. "

Paul Coelho, the author of "The Alchemist," believes that we all have the ability to achieve our "personal legend," which is the best possible version of ourselves: the person of our dreams. Mr. Coelho believes by pursuing your personal legend you have then chosen "the path God has chosen for you here on Earth." It is a path toward the life you believe in, goals that you have chosen, and dreams that you know belong to you. Through difficult choices, a commitment to moral and ethical principals, the courage to see mistakes or bad outcomes as gifts, and the humility to not lose yourself in moments of success, one can achieve their "personal legend."

Similar to taking the "road less traveled," achieving one's personal legend may come at a cost. Life consists of a series of "mini crossroads," where good choices, respectively one's best intentions, can result in failure and disappointment. For those of us who are pursuing our personal legend, we know that life's loftiest and most heartfelt goals can sometimes end in failure and disappointment; but still we persevere. By dedicating ourselves to the pursuit of our very best version of ourselves, we are able to transform our moments of disappointment, disillusionment, or embarrassment, into achievable goals and dreams.

The words of Robert Frost and Paul Coelho have inspired me to understand that because life is truly a series of choices, we can achieve our dreams. We all come into this imperfect world, in imperfect families, and as imperfect versions of ourselves. All of us have our stories of dysfunctional families, economic hardships, medical limitations, self esteem challenges, etc. God intended us to all be able, through conscious choices, to grow and develop into something special. Without committing to a path less traveled or path toward our personal legend, we live our life, at best, in mediocrity: never quite knowing how far we could have progressed, who we could have, and what effect on the world we could have made.

It is through a series of choices and the perseverance to pursue the goals inherent in these choices that we achieve our God given potential. Choices bring us to dreams.

Common Beagle Characteristics

Have you heard of characters such as Snoopy from the Peanut comic strips, Underdog from the cartoon series, or Shiloh from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's book? All of these are examples of the Beagle, a dog that has been in the top 10 list of most popular dog breeds in the United States for 30 years. If you have not read or seen any of these examples and are unsure what this breed of dog looks like you can read below to find the common Beagle characteristics.

You may not know what a Beagle looks like but a Foxhound looks extremely similar. Beagles are miniature versions of the Foxhounds but have broader heads, shorter muzzles, and the legs are shorter in proportion to their body. They are typically between 13 to 16 inches in length and weight between 18 to 35 pounds.

The common Beagle characteristic of the skull is that it is domed, with medium-length, square-cut muzzle and a black nose. Their eyes are large and either hazel or brown. The have long, large ears that turn toward the cheeks and round at the tips. Their upper teeth fit perfectly over their lower teeth with both set aligned square into their strong jaw.

These dogs have a medium length neck, just long enough for them to pick up a scent from the ground, and there is sometimes a dewlap in their skin. The Beagle has a broad chest that narrows to a smaller abdomen and waist. At the end of its body is a short tail that curves to a white tip. The white tip has been selectively bred as it allows for the dog to be easily seen when its head is down sniffing.

One of the largest characteristics of the Beagle is their sense of smell. These dogs have the best developed senses of smell of any dog, next to the Bloodhound. Starting in the 1950s John Fuller and John Paul Scott began a 13 year study into the behavior of canines.

Part of the research they were testing the screening abilities of a variety of breeds by putting a mouse in an acre of field and they timed how long it took for the dogs to locate the mouse. A Scottish Terrier was unable to find it, a Fox Terrier found it in 15 minutes, and the Beagle found it in less than one minute.

The problem with this breed is that they are extremely good at ground-scinging, but they are not very good at air-scenting. For this reason they are not used for mountain rescue teams and rather collies are used because they are able to use their sight in addition to their air-scelling, making them the best choice.

These are just some of the Beagle characteristics that should help you identify this breed without doubt.

The Sprain Strain Diagnosis

You may have questions of what a low back strain is and why is it important for us to be careful not to suffer from it? What are the factors of having a sprain strain? Is there any difference between a sprain strain and a lumbar sprain?

Muscle strain at the lower back usually transpires when the muscle fibers of our body are oddly stretched. It can also be because of the ligaments having been torn apart from where they are connected.

The main cause of low back strain or lumbar sprain is the inflammation of the soft tissues when the lumbar spine is strained or sprained. This said infection results to pain and may possibly cause muscle spasm.

There are many reasons why we suffer this excruciating pain. Below are just some of the factors:

  • Poor condition together with over-exercising. Yes, it is right to exercise because the body needs to be well conditioned to physically demanding activities. However, you need to be extra careful not to put too much pressure on your back as it may cause the strain.
  • Obesity or excessive weight. If you have a huge body and your back muscles are not well-defined, this could also give too much pressure in that area. The upper part of your body will become heavier without the required support of strong muscles in the lower back.
  • Smoking. Studies show that smoking increases the risk of getting a back pain. So stopping your smoking habit will not just save your lungs, it will help you keep away from back strains, too.
  • Improper posture when lifting heavy objects. There are certain proper postures that need to be followed when lifting heavy objects. Any mistakes taken upon picking up weights could possibly injure your back.

Here are some of the common symptoms felt when you have back problems:

  • A pain around the lower back and upper buttocks
  • A muscle spasm.
  • A pain related to activities which go away when you are in complete rest.

But do not worry there are also ways on how to treat these said body pain and here it goes:

  • Ice – this is actually a common home remedy to minimize pain and swelling each time you get an injury.
  • Rest – this will definitely ease the pain and it is for free. It will also help you a lot. Be sure to get plenty of it.
  • Back Braces – if the first two remedies do not work, the best thing to get is a back brace. They are easy to wear and they give comfort. They less pain and heal the injured area. You can put them on before, after, and even during strenuous physical activity.

Most importantly, seek for professional help if the pain gets severe.

Some Common Medieval Weapons

The first thing that comes to a person's mind thinking of the medieval age are the medieval weapons. Some say that the magnificent castles of that time attract them a lot while to others the armor and the shiny knights being of interest, but whatsoever, medieval weapons are the most prominent part of the medieval age.

Battles in the medieval times were not just fights, they were fights to death and in those, weapons were the most important part. Weapons were to just for protection and safety, they were an honor and a pride of the owner. Here are some of the most predominant medieval weapons

• Daggers and knives- Daggers were very common in the medieval age. The daggers and knives were made with a design to kill with one shot. The most common daggers of that time are katara, machete, mercy giver poniard, and stiletto.

• Swords- Some people think that daggers and swords are the same thing, but it is incorrect. Swords are bigger that daggers and are much more dangerous than knives, where daggers and knives can only leave a breeze, a sword can cut a human being in two pieces. Medieval swords were of different types, some were double bladed edge, and some were straight while some were curved. Flamberge, katana, longsword, saber, scimitar, spatha, and zweihander are the most common swords of the weapons

• Blunt weapons-Blunt weapons are made to leave a blunt trauma on the victim. These weapons may seem to be less harmful and dangerous but in actuality, they inflate more pain on a person. Mace, flanged mace, maul, morning star, de corbin, horseman's pick and bludgeon are the most popular blunt medieval weapons.

• Ranged Weapons-As the name suggests the ranged weapons are used to attack an enemy at a distance. The most common medieval ranged weapons are javelins, slings, dart, bows, and arrows. Catapults are also a range medieval weapon

• Warships- In the medieval weapons the attack was commonly by the sea and therefor they used warships such as, gallery, junk, longship, and qiao chuan.

Along with the medieval weapons, people also use animals in medieval wars to attack the enemies. Medieval time is remembered because of the great wars that were cooked in that time; wars used to last years and condemned in the deaths of thousands. Wars and battles of that time have made the medieval weapons a significant part.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Pancreatic Disorders

An abbreviation for the Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is SIBO. The symptoms of this condition are bloating, gas, sensation of elevated abdominal pressure and volume, diarrhea, or constipation, stomach cramps / pain, especially after meals. Numerous patients with SIBO have a history of taking many courses of the strong antibiotics, underwent abdominal surgeries, and they typically have fatigue and depression.

Thanks to reliably new diagnostic tests that measure the hydrogen in the exhaled air, SIBO can be more detected now. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is not something new. Hundreds of years' European doctors treated gas, flatulence, stool problems, and pain after overeating. The name of this condition was dyspepsia, which means "bad digestion" in Greek. In the US, this condition is also known as upset stomach or indigestion. Many medical papers that reveal close connection between SIBO, Functional Dyspepsia (FD), and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) have been published for the last decade. Millions of Americans suffer from FD and IBS; Take a lot of symptomatic OTC's or medicines. Some of them have a label as psychosomatics and are treated accordingly.

Why does the bacteria survive in the small intestine? In normal condition, the first part of the small intestine – duodenum does not have living organizations. Mother Nature prevents harmful hungry invaders from gobbling our food and nutrients from our foods to starve us. Therefore, the small intestine is designed for digestion and assimilation of foods and not for the living of microorganisms.

The human body has complicated interrelated mechanisms to keep the duodenum almost sterile. The first strong guard of the gastrointestinal tract is stomach acid. Everything we eat moves into the stomach. Our food and water may have some bacteria, yeast and parasites. High acidity in the stomach kills the microorganisms little survives in this hostile acidic surroundings. If the production of the stomach acid is suppressed, or a small amount of the gastric acid is manufactured that bacteria, yeast, viruses, and parasites may slip through into small intestine causing many digestive problems.

The second guards are the pancreatic digestive enzymes and bile. Half of proteins and carbohydrates from our food and ninety percent of the fats are digested in the small intestine by the pancreatic digestive enzymes and bile. Mix of the pancreatic digestive enzymes and bile process everything that is not familiar to our body including the unwanted visitors such as microbes, yeast, viruses, and parasites. It happens only if the liver and pancreas produce the proper amount and good quality of the alkaline bile and pancreatic digestive enzymes.

Liver and pancreas are alkaline glands, which produce very alkaline pancreatic juice and bile. Alkalinity of these fluids is the core of the proper digestion, contradiction, acid kills the pancreas in many ways. It is known that pancreatic digestive enzymes and bile can only work in alkaline condition. Alkalinity of the pancreatic juice depends upon content of the bicarbonate and minerals inside this fluid and properly slightly alkaline acid-base balance in the blood.

To survive and make our heartbeat, lungs to breath, and brain to think the human body has to maintain constant slowly alkaline pH in the blood. Proper body's acid-alkaline balance vitally depends upon the minerals and bicarbonate, which we can mainly get from food and water. Unfortunately, the modern populations have an acidic life style. We eat acid-forming foods such as meat, sugar, white flour, and dairy, consume a lot of alcohol, medicines, drugs, and keep sedentary life. It causes whole body acidity, called chronic metabolic acidosis. The big sufferers from the chronic metabolic acidosis in the body are alkaline digestive glands such as liver and pancreas. The chronic metabolic acidosis causes biochemical changes in the bile and pancreatic juice; thus antimicrobial actions of the digestive, pancreatic enzymes diminish so the bad bacteria, yeast, parasites can flourish into the duodenum. Due to the low amount and low quality of the acidic bile and pancreatic digestive enzymes, food is not digested, fermented by bad bacteria and yeast, collected in the small intestine causing gas, gut's irritation and its porous, internal poisoning and all symptoms of indigestion ; dyspepsia.

The third guard of the small intestine is the regular movement inside the small intestine. In a healthy situation, 2.5 quarts of bile, 2.5 quarts of pancreatic juices, 2 quarts of intestinal juice, and drinking water, moves into the small intestine every day. It washed the bacteria, yeast, and parasites out of the small intestine so they can not inhabit the gut. Both dehydration and chronic constipation can slow flashing actions of the gut, so there is the possibility for bad bacteria to colonize small intestine.

The fourth guard of the small intestine is the immune system. The healthy immune system destroys the unfriendly microorganisms inside the gut. In the Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth the immune system becomes exhausted causing a lot of allergic reactions ', and food sensitivities'. Whole body acidity, alcohol, smoking, some medications and drugs, diabetes, chemotherapy, AIDS, Candida-yeast overgrowth, etc, devastate and weakened the immune system. A low immune system function leads to bacteria, yeast and parasites taking over the small intestine. Thus, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth occurs.

The fifth, very important guard of the small intestine is friendly intestinal flora such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus that lives in the end of the small intestine close to the large intestine. Friendly intestinal flora suppresses growth of the bad bacteria and yeast. Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth – SIBO happens if the proper balance between the friendly intestinal flora and opportunistic infection is broken.

All factors, which keep the duodenum sterile, are closely interrelated so the healing actions need to be the focus on all the factors that lead to SIBO.

The common medical approach for microbial overgrow is to kill it by strong antibiotics.

It may provide temporary relieving. "Seek and destroy" is not this case. Killing bacteria in the gut without reestablishment of all the natural ways that control the Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth makes this condition unceasing.

Many nondrug methods of the treatment of the indigestion have developed over time. Nowadays, herbal remedies, healing diet, acupuncture, warm bath, abdominal massage, nutritional supplementation and many cleansing techniques have been successfully used by doctors and health practitioners all over the globe to help people with indigestion. The main goal is to restore the proper work of the largest digestive glands: pancreas and liver.

European doctors have treated patients with dyspepsia, excess gas, regular abdominal bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain for hundreds of years by using drinking healing mineral water. This healing modality is almost unknown in the US.

There are numerous healing mineral spas in Europe. Europeans have healthy vacations there. The famous healing mineral spa is in Karlovy Vary; the small town in the Czech Republic. From the 18th century, drinking water from the spring, or drinking water that was prepared from the genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt alleviated symptoms of indigestion. Karlovy Vary healing mineral water has the solid scientific and evidence based backup for its effectiveness and safety.

European doctors found that Karlovy Vary healing mineral water boosts producing and elimination of the bile, increases amount, gains activity of the pancreatic digestive enzymes, and makes these liquids to be alkaline. This water hydrates the body, repairs damages of the GI tract, alleviates the chronic constipation, and promotes the growth of the friendly intestinal flora.

All these actions can restore the correct mechanisms to remain the small intestine clean from the bad bacteria, yeast, and parasites. Drinking water that's prepared from genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt can be beneficial in treating SIBO, which typically companies chronic pancreatitis, sphincter of Oddy dysfunction, indigestion after the gallbladder removal, after the upper part of the abdominal surgeries including bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery ), and dyspepsia after multiple courses of the antibiotics, stereoids, and chemotherapy.

Restoration of proper balance of the friendly intestinal flora is critical for healing SIBO.

In case of SIBO, recommendation to drink yogurt or take probiotics does not have practical sense. At that time, the bad bacteria, yeast, and parasites occupied the gut's walls. If the parking lot is full by "bad guys", who do not want to go out, just tow away can help.

Some cleaning techniques such as drinking the healing mineral water that prepared from the genuine Karlovy Vary spring salt, colon hydrotherapy, healing diet, cleansing herbs, and intensive consumption of the human strains, living probiotics can help to restore proper, natural balance of the friendly intestinal flora. It is a process without counting on the "quick fix", and it has to be done under the supervision of knowledgeable professionals'.

The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional.

Dealing With Reduced Penis Sensation – How to Increase Penile Sensitivity

Reduced penis sensation, or RPS, is often believed to be a side effect of aging. However, men as young as their teens and early twenties, as well as older men, often report lack of penis sensitivity. In some cases, the problem affects only certain parts of the penis, but some men are able to experience very little in the way of tactile stimulation, making it difficult for them to enjoy sexual activity.

Men with RPS often experience loss of confidence, frustration, and even depression and anxiety; in some cases, men may also develop erectile dysfunction. However, understanding the causes of RPS and making the right choices about penal care may be effective in restoring sensation and increasing enjoyment of intimidation.

Definition of RPS

According to the article "All about Penis Sensitivity Issues," reduced penile sensation is diagnosed when a man has normal erectile function and sex drive, but has difficulty achieving sufficient physical arousal to reach an orgasm – often because physical stimulation has little effect on the penis .

Causes of RPS

A number of factors can contribute to reduced penile sensitivity, most of them related either to circulatory or nerve issues. Reduced circulation to the area due to obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes or prolonged sitting can result in some loss of sensation. Nerve damage related to penis trauma, circumcision, prostectomy or spinal injuries may also result in lost sensation.

Another leading cause of sensory loss to the penis is simply a thickened outer layer of skin, which may develop as a result of friction (from rough clothing, aggressive masturbation, and other forms of chafing). This keratinized layer of skin can block tactile stimuli from manual stroking, oral sex or penetration, limiting a man's ability to experience sensual pleasure.

RPS or ED?

While RPS may eventually lead to erectile dysfunction, they are not the same thing. Men with decreased sensitivity may have no problems at all with their libido, and they may obtain orders through visual stimulation or mental imagery.

Men who are concerned about erectile dysfunction and do not achieve accidents during the day may attempt the following test:

Before going to bed for the night, tape a thin strip of paper securely around the penis. If the ring of paper is broken in the morning, this is a good sign that a nocturnal erection has occurred. As an alternative, a doctor can test erectile function by applying an electrical current to the penis to stimulate an erection. If arousal is achieved, then the problem is most likely related to RPS. If noection occurs, then treating for ED may be necessary.

Impact of reduced penis sensation

As already noted, RPS may lead to erectile dysfunction. Men with reduced sensitivity may also find it difficult to reach an orgasm; in some cases, they may not be able to achieve orgasm at all.

Aside from the physiological issues associated with RPS, men may suffer from loss of self-esteem, anxiety that they may never be able to enjoy sex again, and even depression. Relationship difficulties are also a common occurrence.

How to increase penis sensation

Men who are experiencing lack of sensation can take a number of steps to improve the situation. First and foremost, it is important to optimize all other aspects of health; this can help to rule out some physiological causes for RPS, as well as improving a man's overall self-image and sense of well-being and confidence. Quitting smoking (a big factor in loss of function), limiting intake of alcohol and maintaining a healthy body weight are an important part of this process.

Visual imagery during intimate sessions can also do a great deal for penile stimulation; Whether this comes from watching an adult film or from visualizing erotic scenes depends on the preference of the individual.

Rejuvenating and softening the penis skin and supporting circulatory and nerve health with the right nutrients is also recommended. A specifically designed penis vitamin formula (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can provide the penile tissue with the nutrients it needs to regain its supple tone and responsiveness to erotic stimulation.

Stress and Colon Cancer

Stress is an integral part of most people’s lives. But when that stress becomes distress, it can have serious effects on the efficiency of the colon, even to the point of it becoming cancerous.

Traumatic stress reduces the body’s ability to protect itself from attack by infections, and from diseases such as colon cancer. When a trauma is experienced, the body has received a ‘shock’ from which it normally recovers. However, a stressful experience can have the effect of disabling the normal functioning of the body, so that specific organs, such as the colon, are attacked to the point where recovery is lessened. The immune system, which fights infection, is also weakened when you come under stress.

The colon responds strongly to various stimuli, like foods or stress; and while these do not bother most people, they can have a negative effect on others.

One of the organs that is vulnerable to disease is the colon. Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is associated with stressful conditions, and if not treated, can lead to serious health problems.

In people with IBS, stress and other strong emotions can strongly affect the colon in a negative way. As with many other organs, it, too, has many nerves that connect it to the brain. The heart, lungs and colon are partly controlled by the autonomic nervous system, and this responds to stress. That’s why when you are frightened, your heart beats faster, your blood pressure rises, or you may gasp for breath. The colon also responds to stress.

Let me list some things that have been linked with a worsening of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms: eating large meals can lead to bloating from gas in the colon; having to take certain medicines; foods, such as, wheat, rye, barley, chocolate, milk products, or alcohol can exasperate the problem; drinks with caffeine in them, such as, coffee, tea, or colas; and the one we are concerned about in this brief article – situations of stress, living in the midst of conflict, or even emotional upsets, can all lead towards a worsening colon condition.

However, there is help available. You can inform yourself about this condition, and perhaps make simple life-style changes that could improve your health, and save you a lot of trouble in the future. Just click on the link below to see other actions you might be willing to take to spare you and your family unnecessary worry.

Thrush – Type of Hoof Rot

Another name for hoof rot is pododermatitis. Commonly found in horses as well as goats, sheep and cattle. In this article we will focus on the horse and address the disease in more detail.

A type of hoof rot found in horses is thrush. This is characterized by black necrotic (dead) tissue in the affected area caused by pathogens found in yards, stables or pasture. These pathogens thrive in wet or decaying material such as mud and manure, decomposing bedding material and the like.

The most common pathogen which causes thrush / hoof rot is Fusobacterium Necrophorum. These organizations like dark, damp, airless environments, and the deep cleft of the frog (part of horses hoof) make an ideal location. If the hoof is usually pact with dirt, mud or manure, lack of air next to the frog and constant moisture work together to make a perfect situation for them to flourish.

Therefore it is most important to keep your horses hoof clean and dry to prevent hoof rot disease such as thrush. These are all caused by the same environment conditions which allow for these diseases to develop and flourish.

In the early stages, there is certainly some dark color of grime around the frog or in the spots along the white line, and of course the accompanying bad odor. If the condition has reached lameness, you need to seek the advice of your farrier.

Your main aim will be to reduce microbial contamination in sensitive environments.

Other types of hoof rot is rain scold and mud-fever.

Hepatitis C – Caused by the Hepatitis C Virus

Hepatitis C or HVC is a serious form of hepatitis that is caused by the hepatitis C virus and causes the liver to become inflamed. Most individuals who acquire HVC will experience no symptoms from their infection and will not be diagnosed until it has caused damage to the liver which then causes the symptoms that lead them to seek medical treatment.

While there is no cure for hepatitis C, some individuals may not need treatment and will only be monitored for any changes that may affect the liver. However, in some more severe cases where HVC is not treated, this can cause cirrhosis to occur in the liver and possibly liver failure.

Causes and Symptoms of Hepatitis C

An individual can become infected with the hepatitis C virus when they come into contact with the blood of another individual who has been infected. Prior to the year of 1992, this was possible when an individual received an organ transplant or blood transfusion due to the fact that screening tests for this virus were inadequate, however, now there are better screening tests in place to stop the potential of unknowingly becoming infected with HVC.

The highest risk factors for becoming infected with HVC virus include those individuals who are in the health care industry that are exposed to human blood and needles, and those individuals who use illic drugs and participate in the sharing of needles among other drug users.

There are typically no symptoms when an individual first becomes infected with HVC and they may not experience any symptoms at all unless the virus begins to damage the liver. If individuals do have symptoms of hepatitis C, they may have mild and have the characteristics of the flu and may include loss of appetite, nausea, fever, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, and a tenderness or soreness in the area where the liver is located in the body. If an individual has had HVC for a long period of time, other symptoms will occur that are caused by the virus causing damage to the liver.

Treatment and Prevention of Hepatitis C

While treatment is not always necessary for some individuals who have HVC, others who have more serious and chronic hepatitis C infection will be placed on antiviral medications in an attempt to rid the body of this virus.

Blood tests will be done after all of this medication has been taken and if the virus is still present, more antiviral medications may be prescribed for a second attempt, however, these medications have the potential for the development of serious side effects and a patient may have to discontinue taking them or stop altogether.

In more serious cases where the infection has caused serious and permanent damage to the liver, a liver transplant may be recommended, however, this is not a cure for HVC and the patient must continue taking antiviral medications as HVC has a tendency to reoccur even after a liver transplant.

In order to prevent HVC, it is essential that you protect yourself if you use illic drugs by getting help for your addiction or not sharing any drug paraphernalia or needles with other users.

You should also be cautious when having any body piercing or tattooing done and only use a professional or reputable place ensuring that their equipment is clean and that the needles they use are sterile. Unsafe sex is also a high risk factor in becoming infected with hepatitis C , therefore, you should use caution by always using protection and avoiding unknown or multiple sexual partners.

Fatty Liver Diet

Truth be told, there really should not be any difference in the regular person's diet and the fat liver diet. Your ultimate goal should be to lower the consumption of fat content that you eat and allow your body to fully use all of the calories it consumes for energy so you do not gain extra fat and body weight. Honestly, people really should eat like this to begin with – the low fat and balanced meals are good for the whole body, not just the liver. But this is especially important for those who are suffering from a fatty liver.

It's not always simple to pinpoint the perfect plan for reducing the fatty liver of a particular patient. Just like medication doses must fit the needs of the patient, so must your intake of nutrients. Before you can start to plan your diet, you need to figure out what bought your condition on- it will not be alcohol for everyone.

There are two main types of fatty liver disease, or FLD. They are alcoholic and nonalcoholic. An alcoholic knows what the cause of their ill health is. Can you guess what it is? Of course, alcohol consumption to great excess is the primary factor in alcoholic liver cirrhosis.

The properties of alcohol promote the accumulation of fatty buildup in your liver, leading to the condition. Certainly, there's more to it than that, such as discouraging the release of LDL's into the blood stream. It's these LDL's that help to move the fats out of the liver and without them you have a problem. Without getting rid of fat, your liver will rather soon begin to not be able to eliminate these fatty acids. The complete elimination of alcohol take from someone in this condition is the first thing to do.

If a person is suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease they are dealing with a more complex condition. A diet high in fat, being severely overweight and diabetes can all be part of the reason behind needing to utilize a fatty liver diet. In this case, weight loss is called for, along with adjustments to food intake are first on the to do list.

Below you will find a list of what to include and what to exclude when planning a fatty liver diet.

– Eat foods rich in both vitamins and minerals. Particularly those that contain B complex vitamins, folic acid, selenium, sulfur and manganese.
– Do not eat foods that are high in fat. Unsaturated fats are the rule here.
– Get the nutrients you need and do not overeat if at all possible.
– Do not eat a lot of fried foods and large amounts of dark meat.
– Avoid consuming dark meat, as this tends to have the type of fat you do not want in your fat liver diet.
– Do eat plenty of foods that are high in fiber.
– Vitamin C will help you greatly- a perfect source is citrus fruits like oranges.
– Keep the sugary drinks off the menu and limit alcohol severely (altogether if your fat liver is related to alcohol).
– Do regular exercise in an effort to lose weight gradually. Try not to do it all at once.
– Do eat a daily dose of green and leafy vegetables.
– Avoid simple carbohydrates in favor of complex. Sugary items like donuts have the wrong kind of carbohydrates- think pasta.
– Get lots of whole grains in the form of items like brown rice to help you plan your fat liver diet.

I hope this article was helpful to you and helped you to understand your condition even better. In the box below, you will find other interesting plans for your fat liver diet.

Chronic Dacryocystitis

Definition : Chronic inflammation of the lacrimal sac secondary to obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct. This is the most common lacrimal sac disorder.

Etiology

Predisposing factors:

• Nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Acute dacryocystitis.

Causative agent:

• Pneumococci: 80% of cases.

• Staph, Strept, Trachoma & Fungi.

• TB & Syphilis: Rare.

Symptoms

1. Watery eye.
2. Discharge.

Signs

1. Red & hyperaemic inner canthus.

2. Swelling of the lacrimal sac: Below the medial palpebral ligament.

3. + ve regurgitation test: Regurgitation of mucous or pus. It becomes -ve on formation of a mucocele.

Complications

1. Chronic conjunctivitis.

2. Vicious circle of epiphora, eczema & ectropion.

3. Hypopyon ulcer.

4. Endophthalmitis: Following an intraocular operation.

5. Mucocele & pyocele: If the canaliculi are obstructed.

6. Acute dacryocystitis, abscess & lacrimal fistula.

Investigations :

Clinical evaluation & investigations of epiphora

1. History: Exclude lacrimation.

Bilateral watering of the eye is usually due to lacrimation, while unilateral watering is usually due to epiphora.

2. Examination:

• Eyelids: Exclude trichiasis, ectropion & blepharitis.

• Lacrimal sac: Swelling & dacryocystitis.

• Nose: Polyps & deviated nasal septum.

3. Investigations:

1. Regurgitation test: Positive in cases with NLD obstruction.

2. Jones test.

3. Dacryocystography.

4. Plain X-ray: Diagnosis of tumors & fractures.

5. Tuberculin test for TB.

6. Diagnostic probing & scintillography.

1. Regurgitation test: Press on the lacrimal sac against the lacrimal bone:

• + ve regurge: Reflux of pus or tears from the puncti NLD.

• -ye regurge: No reflux patent lacrimal passages.

2. Jones test:

I. Type I: Instill a

drop of fluorescin in the conjunctural sac & insert a coil on pellet soaked in xylocaine (Usneezing reflex) under the inferior nasal turbinate.

• Results:

1. The cotton is stained with fluorescin patent lacrimal passages.

2. Not stained: Proceed to Jones test type II.

II. Type II: After type I, irrigate the lacrimal passage with saline.

• Results:

1. If fluorescin is recovered: There is partial or functional obstruction of the passes.

2. If fluorescin is not recovered: There is complete obstruction.

3. Dacryocystography:

Useful for detection of the following: Tumors & calculi appearing as filling defects. Time needed to fill & empty the sac.

4. Plain X-ray: To detect tumors & fractures.

Treatment

Aim:

1. Restore communication between the lacrimal sac & the nose.

2. Treatment of infection.

Lines:

1. Treatment of the cause of obstruction.

2. Dacryocystorhinostomy :

Principle : Connecting the lacrimal sac to the nasal mucosa bypassing the obstructive NLD.

Indications:

• Chronic dacryocystitis.

• Mucocele of the lacrimal sac.

• Lacrimal fistula (+ fistulectomy).

Contraindications:

• Extensive adhesions & neglected cases.

• Nasal pathology eg atrophic rhinitis.

• TB & lacrimal sac tumors.

• Hypopyon ulcer.

3. Dacryocystectomy :

Principle : Removal of the lacrimal sac.

Indications : Neglected cases, when DCR is contraindicated.

Congenital NLD obstruction (Infantile dacryocystitis) Etiology : Imperforate hasener's valve (Most common).

Symptoms : Epiphora, 2-3 weeks after birth, is reported by the mother.

Signs

1. Regurgitation test clear fluid, mucous or frank pus.

2. Recurrent conjunctivitis.

Treatment

1. Hydrostatic massage: Instruct the mother to press on the lacrimal sac in a downwards direction. This may help removing any epithelial remnants & opening hasener's valve.

2. Antibiotics.

3. Probing: Of great success rate.

4. Repeated syringing & irrigation.

5. Intubation of the lacrimal drainage system (Silicone tube).

6. Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).

Treating Stomach Flu Symptoms

Although it really has no connection to what is commonly thought of as influencing there is often a no mistaking the malady properly termed viral gastroenteritis, or referred to as stomach flu. Highly contagious, stomach flu symptoms may strike adults and children of all ages, and most people report having experiencing this illness at least once or twice. Telltale signs of viral gastroenteritis include diarrhea, vomiting, and at times fever. Fever, dehydration, and the resulting physical weakness typically take a toll on sufferers, but proper and timely stomach flu treatment can alleviate some reactions and may help you to avoid some symptoms as well.

While stomach flu symptoms such as queasiness, vomiting, and diarrhea are certainly unpleasing what is genuinely troubling is the potential damage to the cells that line the small intestine. The weakened cells leak excess fluid into the contents of the intestines, and this manifests as watery stool or dirrhea. A singular occurrence of diarrhea or vomiting may be easily endured, but lingering occurrences may leave you dangerously dehydrated. The unpleasantness may begin within a few hours to two days after being exposed to viral gastroenteritis, with symptoms lasting one or two days. At worst, cases may last for as long as ten days, but anyone who experiences blood in their stool or vomits for one full day or more should reasonably seek professional advice and stomach flu treatment.

A fever may cause you to experience chills or even headaches, and the accompanying sweating may also cause you to lose more fluid as your temperature fluctuates. Adults and children alike should likely have a physician to guide treatment if pain, dehydration, or pronounced drowsiness persists. While the loss of fluids explains the resulting dehydration, producing dark urine or nearly no urine output at all are clear indicators of being dehydrated. For a baby, this will show up in the form of extended periods with a dry diaper, dry eyes or mouth, or a slightly sunken area on the forehead. Fortunately there are some easy remedies to treat mild cases of dehydration, including a variety of sports drinks for adults and replacement drinks containing electrolytes that may be beneficial for children.

The physical exhaustion from vomiting and experiencing diarrhea understandably leave sufferers feeling weak, and weakness is also due to the nutrient loss that occurs from repeated diarrhea and vomiting. Anyone experiencing feelings of excess thirst, dizziness, or lightheadedness should reasonably seek stomach flu treatment from a medical professional, as any untreated electrolyte imbalance may even affect heart health. Maintaining fluid levels and addressing stomach flu symptoms sooner rather than later may keep this common malady from creating permanent physical damage.

How to Prevent a Peptic Ulcer

A proper lifestyle may reduce the symptoms of a peptic ulcer, so we should keep ourselves away from spicy foods, coffee and alcohol, smoking, taking NSAIDs and paracetamol, lose excess weight if overweight.A certain medication will be prescribed by your doctor, in order to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach.There are two kinds of medicine available to do this.One are so called H2-antagonists for example the ranitidine (Zantac) and cimetidine (Tagamet). The other known as proton pump inhibitors seems to be more powerfuly in reducing the production of stomach acid. These are omeprazole (Losec) and lansoprazole (Zoton).

If a person is found positive with H. pylori, she will need some prescribed tablets to get rid of it. In most cases the treatment is a combination of three drugs: a proton pump inhibitor and two antibiotics, taken daily for one week.The existence of persistent ulcer symptoms even after a test where H.pylori has not been found leads to further tests, such as gastroscopy or barium swallow.

There are also several cases when the peptic ulcer causes serious problems, especially the perforation of the stomach or duodenum. A severe pain is caused and needs emergency treatment. A well known complication is the bleeding of the ulcer. In this case appear the following symptoms: vomiting fresh, red blood, or vomit containing dark brown bits of older blood; blood which is usually dark red in the faeces and black, tarry faeces.

An anemia can be caused by a slowly bleeding ulcer, where the red cells can be found in a small number, so are unable to transport oxygen around the body. The narrowing in the duodenum sometimes let scars produced by healed ulcers.

Actualy surgery is very rarely needed for the peptic ulcers.Severe complications may appear such as bleeding from the ulcer or perforation of the duodenal or stomach lining, which may possibly be resolvable by a certain surgery.The development of the peritonitis needs an emergency hospital treatment. Through a gastroscope certain operations in treating a bleeding ulcer is required, but a sedative can be given.

To avoid surgery and to protect ourselves from the appearance of a peptic ulcer we should pay attention to what kind of food we weat and also to have a proper lifestyle.