What is Eustachian Ear?

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Eustachian Ear is the name given to the medical problem that arises when the Eustachian tube in the middle ear is blocked. In the ear, the Eustachian tube normally allows the middle ear to drain into the throat. There is drainage because the middle ear has a fairly constant liquid which keeps the middle ear space moist and allows the liquid to drain down into the throat.
This tube can be blocked for many reasons; common cold, sinusitis, nasal allergy, throat infection, food allergies and sometimes in small children, large adenoids. When the Eustachian tube is blocked the pressure in the middle ear cannot be equalized. If the blockage continues, fluid will build up. Make no mistake, this can be very serious. To assist your body to cure this problem there are simple things you can do.
Clean your ears well all the time.
Address the cause of the contributing problem i.e.; allergies, sinus infection, or throat infection and also treat the ear problem. Cure the body and the ears should clear themselves. Use E.A.R. Drops; these drops are a special formula chosen to solve a wide range of ear problems from simple infections to plugged Eustachian Tubes.
Ear problems are most prevalent in children and seniors, but none of us are exempt. Poor diet and a poor immune system, can often be the reason we develop ear problems. By changing our life style, we can prevent illness and have a healthy, vibrant body.
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What Is Endometriosis And What Are Endometriosis Stages?

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What is endometriosis and what are the endometriosis stages? These are frequent questions since nearly 7 million women in their twenties to forties in the USA alone are affected with this painful and life-altering condition. The pain, cramping and other symptoms that can accompany the endometriosis stages can range from mild, to moderate, to so severe that the woman can hardly function day to day.
What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is defined as the abnormal growth of endometrial cells that spread to areas in the body where they do not belong. Endometriosis tissue islets or implants can grow in the fallopian tubes, within uterine musculature or the outer surface of the uterus, the ovaries, pelvic organs, colon, bladder and the sides of the pelvic cavity. As the menstrual period approaches and begins, these implants swell with blood and bleed into the surrounding areas and tissues. The problem is that there is no place for the tissue and blood to go, and the result is inflammation and pain.
What is endometriosis and its causes? While the causes of endometriosis symptoms are unknown, it appears that high estrogen levels in women contribute to having endometriosis. Endometriosis is more common in the industrialized countries, and women in the USA have the highest levels of estrogen of any country in the world. It often runs in families, and endometriosis incidence is higher in women with poor immune system function. Emotional issues are often involved as well in women with endometriosis. And in all these causes, hormonal imbalance is a common theme among the various factors.
What are the endometriosis stages? According to Dr. Stanley West, reproductive health physician and author of “The Hysterectomy Hoax”, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has categorized endometriosis stages into these stages:
Stage One – few endometrial implants, most often in the cul-de-sac in the womans pelvic area.
Stage Two – mild to moderate levels of endometrial implants affecting one or both ovaries.
Stage Three – moderate levels of endometriosis with implants in several reproductive areas, perhaps in one or both ovaries.
Stage Four – the most severe of the endometriosis stages with widespread endometriosis implants throughout the pelvic area. The more widespread the endometriosis, the more likely fertility problems will be experienced.
Anyone wanting to know what is endometriosis should learn more about the natural approaches recommended by naturopathic physicians and avoiding more drastic measures such as hysterectomy. Endometriosis ceases to be a problem after menopause, but menopause may be many years away. Although endometriosis is a difficult condition to treat, there are steps any woman can take to reduce the suffering that comes with the various endometriosis stages.
Understand the consequences of hormone imbalance, how excess estrogen levels in the body happen, how to reduce unhealthy estrogen levels and the critical role that natural progesterone performs in helping women regain and maintain hormone balance. If you or someone you know is asking about what is endometriosis and what are the endometriosis stages, read about the successes of Dr. John Lee and other physicians using natural progesterone in reducing endometriosis symptoms and helping women get their health and their lives back again.
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What Is Endometriosis And Common Symptoms

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Endometriosis is a condition that can prevent pregnancy in a woman. It is a disease that is fairly common and can afflict women from their first menstrual cycle through menopause. In rarer cases, endometriosis can affect post-menopausal women as well. Currently, there is no cure for endometriosis. As well, general practitioners often have a difficult time diagnosing endometriosis.
Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, or uterine lining, grows outside of the uterus. It may grow in areas such as around the ovaries, in the pelvic cavity, sometimes even the bowels or in the bladder. Although very rare, the endometrium can also grow in the lung area.
As the condition progresses, the growths develop into “tumors” or “implants.” While the reference to tumors can be unnerving, endometrium growths are not cancerous or malignant. However, the condition can be severely painful, cause heavy menstruation, and can prevent pregnancy in some cases.
Endometriosis symptoms include pain that is localized in the pelvic, abdominal, or lower back areas. The severity of the pain does not directly correlate with the amount of endometriosis present in these areas. One can have a small amount of endometriosis growth and feel severe pain. Conversely, one can have a large area of endometriosis growth and feel no pain.
Women who have pain in these areas might want to consult with their gynecologist. Gynecologists are specially trained to diagnose endometriosis. An MRI or ultrasound should be able to detect endometriosis, but it is not always the best way. A definitive diagnostic procedure is a laparoscopy. A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that involves inserting a tube with an attached light into the abdomen. This procedure will determine the location, size, and extent of the condition. Once endometriosis is detected, treatment options are discussed with the gynecologist, which includes medication, hormone treatments, and surgery.
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What is Eczema and What Causes it?

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What is Eczema?

Eczema or as some people call it dermatitis, is a skin condition that can strike males or females of all ages. The disease varies greatly in both the area affected and in severity. Common symptoms of mild eczema can include dry, hot and itchy skin but more severe forms of the condition can result in the skin becoming raw, broken and bleeding. Contrary to popular belief, eczema is not a contagious disease in spite of its often unsightly appearance. There is a range of treatments available for eczema but the affected areas will always be prone to inflammation in the future. read more

What Is Ear Surgery?

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Ear surgery, also called otoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of prominent or protruding ears. It is one of the few cosmetic surgeries that can be performed on children, since an individual’s ears typically stop growing by age five. Children and adults with severely protruding ears are often the subject of persistent teasing by their peers, resulting in psychological stress and mental anguish. Ear Surgery can eliminate this problem by pinning protruding ears back so they lie closer to the head. In fact, it is recommended that children with severely protruding ears undergo otoplasty at a very young age so the problem can be corrected before any teasing begins. Young children also tend to recover faster than do adults, making it an ideal time to perform the surgery.
Most ear surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, although some doctors prefer to keep children overnight for extra monitoring. The surgery itself is usually only one to two hours long, depending on the complexity of the procedure. General anesthetic is recommended for young children. Older children and adults will generally undergo otoplasty with just a local anesthetic to numb the ear and the surrounding tissue. A two to three inch long incision is made in the natural crease just behind the ear to hide the incision from view. This exposes the underlying cartilage, a soft pliable tissue that gives the ear its unique shape. Depending on the extent of the protrusion, the doctor will either weaken the cartilage and bend it into its new shape or remove excess cartilage to achieve the desired results. The cartilage is secured using permanent sutures to keep it from moving back into its natural shape. Once the cartilage is secure, the incision is closed and sewn back up.
Following the surgery, patients wear a thick, tight dressing to cover and protect their ears. After a few days, a more lightweight bandage can be used. Ear surgery patients may find they experience mild to moderate discomfort during the first several days of the healing process, but this pain can be easily controlled by over the counter medications such as Tylenol or through a doctor-prescribed prescription pain reliever. Recovering patients may find it difficult to sleep initially, since many people rest their head on their ears while sleeping. A soft pillow may help to alleviate some of this discomfort. Sutures are removed approximately one week after the procedure, assuming the surgeon did not use dissolvable sutures.
Complications arising from ear surgery are rare, but like any surgery otoplasty is not completely risk free. Your surgeon will discuss potential side-effects of the procedure with you in advance of the day of your surgery so you are aware of what to expert post-surgery, and so you have realistic expectations of the procedure. Complications may include nerve damage that results in a temporary loss of sensation in the ears, scarring, infection, a localized reaction to the sutures used, or asymmetry of the ears.
Individuals interested in learning more about ear surgery and how it can improve their appearance should make an appointment with a plastic surgeon with strong track record of successful otoplasty experience.
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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

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There are several factors that may bring about dry eye syndrome. The condition is more common with older age, since tear production decreases with age.

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Dry eye syndrome, also called Keratoconjunctivitis sicca or xerophthalmia, refers to a lack of lubrication and moisture in the eye. This is mainly due to a decrease in the tear production or an increase in the tear film evaporation. The typical symptoms of dry eye syndrome are burning and a subtle but constant eye irritation. The condition may also lead to inflammation of the frontal eye tissue. read more

What Is DNP?

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DNP (Dinitrophenol) is an uncoupler, which has the capacity to break up the flow of negatrons (electrons) and the lifting of H+ ions for ATP fusion. It means that the power from electron shift cannot be meant for ATP synthesis. Fifty years ago, this (DNP) industrial compound with a variety of practical applications has attained steady recognition as a fat loss tool. At that time, it found its way into many diet tonics and medicines and lots of these products were purchasable without a doctor’s prescription. After two years, DNP was banned by the FDA as a dieting agent because of its addition in many OTC dietary supplements.

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DNP (Dinitrophenol) is an uncoupler, which has the capacity to break up the flow of negatrons (electrons) and the lifting of H+ ions for ATP fusion. It means that the power from electron shift cannot be meant for ATP synthesis. Fifty years ago, this (DNP) industrial compound with a variety of practical applications has attained steady recognition as a fat loss tool. At that time, it found its way into many diet tonics and medicines and lots of these products were purchasable without a doctor’s prescription. After two years, DNP was banned by the FDA as a dieting agent because of its addition in many OTC dietary supplements. read more

What is Diabetes?

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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down into glucose, the form of sugar in the blood.
Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body. Diabetes causes glucose to back up in the bloodstream. As more and more glucose remains in the bloodstream blood glucose or blood sugar levels can rise too high.
There are two major types of diabetes. Consider the following information as it relates to both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
In type 1 diabetes (also called juvenile-onset diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes), the body completely stops producing any insulin. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to use glucose to produce energy. Sufferers of type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections in order to survive.
Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults; however, it can occur at any age.
Type 2 diabetes (also called adult-onset diabetes or non insulin-dependent diabetes) results when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly .
Type 2 diabetes happens when your body either cannot produce enough insulin or does not use the insulin it makes properly.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Many of the foods we eat such as bread, potatoes, rice, pasta and fruit are converted into sugar and give us the energy we need to maintain life. Insulin gets the sugar into the cells.
Diabetes is a life-long condition. High blood glucose levels over a long period of time can cause blindness, heart disease, kidney problems, and amputations.
Good diabetes care and management can prevent or delay the onset of these complications.
To manage your diabetes well, it is very important that you:
– Don’t smoke
– Keep your blood glucose levels in your target range
– Keep your cholesterol and other blood fats in your target range
– Keep your weight in a healthy range
– Keep your blood pressure close to target level
– Take your medication as prescribed
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What Is Clomid-Clomiphene Citrate?

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Clomid-Clomiphene Citrate is commonly prescribed oral medicinal drug to increase the chances of becoming pregnant. This fertility drug can be given to certain women having difficulty with getting pregnant, typically due to ovulation issues, for example irregular or poor ovulation.

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Clomid-Clomiphene Citrate is commonly prescribed oral medicinal drug to increase the chances of becoming pregnant. This fertility drug can be given to certain women having difficulty with getting pregnant, typically due to ovulation issues, for example irregular or poor ovulation.

A few women fail to get pregnant after tubal reversal surgery as they don’t produce and discharge eggs on a regular basis. The main reason may be that their pituitaries don’t generate sufficient follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) promptly during the cycle. For such women, the physicians prescribe Clomid-Clomiphene Citrate, which is normally taken for five days during the menstrual cycle, starting at the dose of 50 mg. This amount can be augmented, if a need is found. read more

What Is Cholesterol?

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Cholesterol in and of itself, is a natural function of the human body. Every living being requires a certain amount of fat to exist. Like everything in nature, it only becomes a problem when there is an imbalance.

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Cholesterol in and of itself, is a natural function of the human body. Every living being requires a certain amount of fat to exist. Like everything in nature, it only becomes a problem when there is an imbalance.

The processing of fat begins when it gets absorbed in the intestines. From there it heads to the liver. The fat requires a delivery system to the rest of the body to be used immediately but also to be stored in fat cells for future use.
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What Is Cholesterol

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In order to understand why it is important to lower cholesterol, it is necessary to first understand what cholesterol is. Cholesterol is a fatlike waxy substance and is produced by the liver. Although cholesterol has purposes and is important to overall health and body function, too much cholesterol in the body has damaging effects.
Cholesterol forms every cell within the body. When the cholesterol level is appropriate, it plays a life-giving role in many functions of the body. When cholesterol is at a good level it works to build and repair cells, produces hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, and produces bile acids which are proven to aid in the digestion of fat.
With too much cholesterol in the body, though, the levels build up and cause damage by clogging your arteries. This puts you at serious risk for disease such as heart and stroke. In fact, the major cause behind heart attacks and strokes is clogged arteries resulting from high levels of cholesterol.
When you eat saturated foods such as dairy, meat and eggs your cholesterol elevates. On the other hand when you eat foods such as fruits, vegetables, and grains you can maintain optimal health as they do not contain cholesterol.
High cholesterol can be avoided! With a nutritious diet, the 50% of all adult Americans with high cholesterol can regain their health and lower their risk of disease by 2%. This is done simply from reducing cholesterol by 1%.
Cholesterol can be managed for life with success! It is recommended that you visit your physician on a regular basis to keep a keen eye on your levels.
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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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If you are experiencing the following symptoms, then maybe you are suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: do you experience tingling of your thumb? How about your index, middle, and ring fingers? Are you always awaken by pain during the night? Does the pain go away by moving, shaking, or massaging such hand? Does the pain sometimes extend to the arm and the shoulder? Do you have numbness? Are there times when you feel uncomfortable using your hands you feel that your dexterity is lost?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the condition which affects the wrist and the hand of the patient. It involves a space in the wrist that is surrounded by bones and a rigid ligament. Such space is called the carpal tunnel.
The muscles and tendons are brought into action by moving the wrist and the finger. It is important that the tendons are lubricated to ensure optimal functioning. If the tendons are not lubricated, friction exists between the tendon and the tendon sheath which leads to swelling in that area. The inflammation damages the median nerve by causing formation of fibrous tissue which thickens the sheath and limits tendon movement.
The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common. Symptoms of the disorder were noted in 614 out of 982 supermarket checkers in one survey, and 52 in 700 employees of an electronic manufacturing plant. 117 in 788 meat handlers had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. A survey showed that an average of 65 carpal tunnel operations have been performed by 400 American hand surgeons each year.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually seen in individuals who do a lot of repetitive hand motions, strong and tight gripping, vibration, and whose job entails that they undergo mechanical stress on their palm. Awkward hand positions will also predispose one to develop the disorder.
Those occupations that are at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome are as follows: cashiers, typists, knitters, cloth sewers and hairdressers. Those who work in the bakery who always do repetitive flexing-extending wrist movement while kneading may also develop the disorder eventually, along with those whose job entails they use a spray paint gun for hours and other vibrating hand tools. The disorder has been associated with several diseases. These include arthritis, tendon sheath tumors, hypothyroidism, gout, and Diabetes Mellitus. Wrist dislocations and fractures are also risk factors to developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The prolonged use of oral contraceptive pills has been associated with increased risk for CTS, as well as menopause and pregnancy. These diseases and physiological events supposedly increase the risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome because they cause the swelling of the structures inside the carpal tunnel which compresses the median nerve.
Some anatomical variations such as the size and shape of the wrist may also increase the risk of getting CTS. Some symptoms experienced by patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome present with weakness of the hand, making it hard to use the hand in pinching or grasping. Dry skin may also be experienced.
Evaluating carpal tunnel syndrome always starts with evaluating the risk that the person’s job has with CTS. The physician will ask about the patient’s employment, what goes on in a typical day’s work, and the frequency and regularity of the tasks the patient performs at work.
The physician will perform physical examination called the Tinel’s test and Phalen’s test. In performing the Tinel’s test, the doctor will tap the wrist of the patient in the median nerve area and if the maneuver will result to tingling of the finger, it indicates damage to the median nerve. The Phalen’s test is when the patient bends the wrist for a minute and he feels finger tingling. These two tests will help the physician greatly in the evaluation and diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. This will also help the physician to evaluate if the patient needs surgery for the carpal tunnel syndrome.
The physician may also order for electromyography to measure how fast the median nerve transmits messages to muscles. This is a good indication of the status of the median nerve.
If you think that you are experiencing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is best to seek consult from a qualified physician to evaluate the disorder.
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What Is Cancer?

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Cancer is a process that has always effected animals, it is just as common in domestic and farm animals, birds and fishes as it is in humans. Western scientific medicine has been effective in minimising infectious diseases. Many of us are living longer and cancer has almost been accepted as a normal feature of the ageing process. But statistics do not bear this out. The incidence of cancer is increasing in all age groups.
Because cancer cells take some time to grow to a stage where they are a large enough mass to be identifiable, it might be 18 months to 3 years, even 30 years before the disease is diagnosed by a doctor. By then we can be more than half-way down the path to a terminal illness. Due to our psychological make-up we are often immobilised by the news.
We tend to minimise it or deny that it has happened to us. We get depressed. ‘Why me?’ A cycle of immobilisation – minimisation – depression often occurs. Those who do break out of it and manage to accept the reality start testing for options, often ‘against the clock’ find out that cancer is an awesome and complex subject providing a great example of opening a ‘whole can of worms’. Information overload, specialist language, ignorance of alternatives, vested interest, lack of co-operation, paradigm gaps, lack of access to specific information or treatment and a host of barriers such as language translation exist that prevent understanding the problem let alone the latest research.
Since an allopathic doctor (Western surgical doctor) is generally the first point of contact for this dis-ease, cancer is mostly treated only with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and more recent biological breakthroughs in hormone treatment. Despite billions spent on research these are basically the same options we had fifty years ago. Essentially the basic treatment of cancer has not changed for many years.
Orthodox treatments for cancer can be brutal and expensive but in the face of scientific medical evidence are the best we have. Solid information on alternatives is confusing, contradictory, unproved and unsupported by current medical models. Many medical doctors view alternatives or complementary approaches with doubt. Those that do endorse them do so mainly because they might enhance the patients quality of life or contribute to palliative care (palliative: ‘relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the cause’).
Many complementary and alternative practitioners point out that allopathic cancer treatments are only palliative because they treat effects without looking at causes. An example is using pain killers to take away a headache. Although it is highly useful and very convenient it is no guarantee that the headache won’t re-occur. Similarly the orthodox treatment of cancer is more concerned with treating the dis-ease than the patient.
How does it start?
In cancer, a cell, or group of cells, loses touch with where it is in the scheme of things, its ‘synergy’, and starts replicating for itself. The word synergy comes from the Greek ‘sunergos’, meaning ‘working together’. Synergy is the interaction of two or more agents, that produces an combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects, in this case – us. All the cells in a healthy body work together to give us life. They exist as unique individual cells in their own right but also have a higher function, contributing to the life-form of which they are part. Every one of the two thousand billion cells in our bodies has as many working parts as a passenger airliner so it is quite usual for some of these cells to suffer damage.
We all have the potential for cancer. Even a healthy body carries about 10,000 malignant cells and a fully functioning immune system will remove them. But what do cells ‘get’ that change them, click them out of the whole system of our body to become selfish and self-replicating?
Some doctors refer to this simply as ‘insult’. What happens when you insult a cell so often it gets upset? Just like you or I might do – it gives up on the host and sets out for itself. Our consumer culture is presently rich in ways for us to insult our cells and stress them without us even realising.
The growth begins when oncogenes (controlling cell growth and multiplication) in a cell or group of cells are ‘transformed’ by carcinogens. Cell insult often starts with ‘free radicals’, which are unstable atoms or molecules produced by the body as part of its natural defence against disease. Sometimes the body over-reacts in its production of these and produces more than it needs. Recognised stressors that can spark overproduction include cigarette smoke, smog or pollution, too much ultraviolet light, illness or even too much exercise!
Free radicals contain a negative charge that makes them highly reactive. As soon as they are produced they start looking for other molecules with positively charged particles. The reaction they have on meeting is called oxidisation, and this reaction can have a harmful effect, damaging the D.N.A. inside cells or cell membranes and opening the door for cancer.
When a cell is changed into a tumour-forming type, the change in its oncogenes is passed onto all offspring cells. Hence a small group can become established and then start dividing rapidly. Usually these cells ‘give up’ on their normal specialised task in the body and escape from normal controls such as bodily hormones and nerves.
Cancer has no regard for the condition of its host only the success of its own growth, it is ‘anti-synergistic’ and a parasite to the body, consuming nutrients and contributing nothing. It converts the energies around it to its own use and blocks any attacks by suppressing the body’s own immunity. This immunity self-attack is an emerging pattern in modern diseases.
Cancer cells interact with each other and cells around them. They affect the growth of cells nearby and elsewhere in the body, they change the immune system to benefit themselves, they can avoid or destroy normal body defences such as lymphocytes. They can even persuade the body to grow new blood vessels to feed a tumour.
Cancer cells move seemingly ‘at will’ around the body, dissolving the glue of healthy cell walls to pass through and set-up camp elsewhere, creating metastases (secondary growths) seemingly anywhere. It is a highly complex disease with over a hundred definable types and many variables within each.
Cancer is a form of chaos that grows inside us. It is no wonder this most frightening and mysterious of diseases is immortalised in the ‘dreaming mechanisms’ of our media. Movies such as the Alien series capitalise on our fears of something unknown and unwanted growing inside us.
Cell insult happens in a number of ways and if the right conditions for cancer exist it will start to grow through cell multiplication. Once the cancer growth gets going, and the conditions that engendered it are still present, the growth continues at various rates, depending on the host and what they provide. Cancer grows best in an P.H. acid body with lots of glucose, oxygen and easily accessible nutrients.
Even with immortal cell replication it can take many years before a cancer becomes noticeable. A million cells together create only a small growth. Diagnosis is still difficult at this stage as there may not be any visible evidence of cancer.
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What Is Asthma?

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20 million people in the United Stated have asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that makes it impossible for them to take breathing for granted.

Our lungs are filled with hollow tube like passages that resemble the branches on a tree. These passages gradually become smaller and smaller ending in tiny pockets where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. For those with asthma, swelling in the hollow tubes that fill the lungs makes breathing difficult and uncomfortable. T…

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What Is Asbestos?

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Asbestos is a naturally-occurring substance that is mined from the ground and woven into fibrous material. Asbestos, by its very nature, it heat resistant and it does not conduct heat very well, either. So at one time that made it perfect for all kinds of industrial and manufacturing applications.
Unfortunately, if we are exposed to a lot of asbestos over a long period of time, it can build up in our lungs. This causes asbestosis, which is an inoperable disease that increases in severity. Eventually, even 30 years later, it will allow the growth of cancer in the lungs, chest, and abdominal lining to develop. These, sadly, are also inoperable.
In 1986 the Environmental Protection Agency banned the manufacturing of all products containing asbestos. However, this was later overturned by the US Court of Appeals. The court stopped the manufacture of some asbestos-related products but allowed the continuation of the manufacture of others. This decision helps people remain safe because the products that will continue to be made with asbestos do not come into contact with people very often.
Brake pads, for example, are one product that continue to be made from asbestos because of asbestos’ excellent heat resistant capability. To date, no other substance has proven quite as capable of handing heat the same way that asbestos has, so until an alternative is found, asbestos will continue to me mined and manufactured.
Asbestos does occurs in nature and everyone breathes it and drinks it because it is part of the air we breathe and the water we drink. In very small amounts it is not dangerous. But in larger amounts it can be very dangerous, especially if it is disturbed. Unfortunately, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, it is estimated that 1.3 million construction workers face a harmful level of asbestos on the job.
Asbestos may also be found in homes built between 1930 and 1950, and in insulation around older steam pipes, hot water pipes, and oil furnaces. Once asbestos is disturbed, that’s when it becomes airborne and the threat of breathing it in is increased. If you think there is asbestos near where you live, do not disturb it! Instead, contact the Environmental Protection Agency and let the professionals take care of it. read more

What Is Anxiety And How To Treat It

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There are several subgroups of Anxiety Disorders, with different causes and treatement.

Anxiety disorders are a serious social and financial concern to American business, since they cost the country more than $42 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity, according to “The Economic Burden of Anxiety Disorders,” a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

More than $22.84 billion is spent on healthcare services, as those with anxiety disorders…

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What Is An Ultrasound?

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Ultrasound can detect fluid, cysts, tumors or abscess in the abdomen or liver. After the ultrasound, the gel is easily wiped off. The technical term for ultrasound testing and recording is “sonography.” Ultrasound testing is painless and harmless.

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An ultrasound test is a radiology technique, which uses high- frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures of the body. The sound waves are sent through body tissues with a device called a transducer. The transducer is placed directly on top of the skin, which has a gel applied to the surface. The sound waves that are sent by the transducer through the body are then reflected by internal structures as “echoes.” These echoes return to the transducer and are transmitted electrically onto a viewing monitor. The echo images are then recorded on a plane film and can also be recorded on videotape. After the ultrasound, the gel is easily wiped off. read more

What Is An MSG Allergy?

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What are Chow Mein, Orange Sesame Chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Beef and Broccoli? They are all savory Chinese foods that we love. The culinary tradition of the Chinese people expands thousands of years, along with other Asian foods such as Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, and Korean.
In all Oriental cuisine, the rich sauces make each dish stand out from other types of food, complementing and enhancing the ingredients. In addition, Oriental food is loaded with fresh vegetables and fresh meats, making this a healthy choice. The only downfall to Asian food is that for many people, an MSG allergy makes eating it impossible.
MSG is the acronym for Monosodium Glutamate, which is a type of food additive that is used in Asian cooking to enhance the flavor. Although most often used in Chinese food, it is used throughout most other Asian cultures. For people with an MSG allergy, the symptoms could range from mild to serious. Typically, if a person has sensitivity to MSG, when eaten in large quantities, a feeling of flushing and warmth would be felt, followed by a headache, facial pressure, and on occasion, a sense of chest pressure. Other symptoms associated with an MSG allergy include gastrointestinal problems, skin rash, difficulty breathing, circulation, and even neurological function.
The good news is that very few people have an MSG allergy. The thing to remember is that unlike your normal allergens such as dust, pet dander, grass and ragweed, perfume, and so on, MSG is not actually an allergen. Instead of this being an MSG allergy, the triggered reaction is more like a problem with intolerance.
Keep in mind that for people with an MGS allergy, the consumption of alcohol would increase the effect. In addition, studies show that exercise before eating food with MSG or after can also exaggerate the effects. While the reactions of an MGS allergy are generally the same, the level of severity varies from one person to another. In most cases, the onset of symptoms would be noticed within the first 48 hours. Sometimes, a person will begin to feel overly tired and then experience any of the other symptoms.
The problem is that for Asian foods, the use of MSG is growing. Because so many of the foods consist of rich sauces and gravies, MSG is a staple. Therefore, if you have an MSG allergy and plan to dine out, you will need to advise the server that your food cannot include MSG. In most cases, restaurants are very accommodating. However, if you decide to cook Asian food, when shopping for various foods, read the label carefully.
Even though some packaged foods state right on the label that MSG is not added it could be. In addition, the current labeling laws do not require MSG even be listed on the package. That means the actual term “MSG” or “Monosodium Glutamate” is only required to be listed by the Food and Drug Administration if the ingredient is a 99% pure combination of sodium and glutamic acid. For the individual with an MSG allergy, this makes shopping for non-MSG foods extremely challenging.
Your best bet if you have an MSG allergy is to find an Oriental restaurant that will work with you, ensuring your food will not contain this additive. In addition, they could recommend an Oriental specialty food store and specific foods that do not contain MSG. If you suspect you have an MSG allergy, talk to your doctor to see if anything else can be done.
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What Is An Internal Eye Sty?

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An internal sty causes a red, painful swelling, but its location prevents the pus from appearing on the eyelid. A stye develops rapidly, producing an elevated, painful, red, swollen area on the eyelid.

Most chalazia develop further from the eyelid edge than styes. A sty is a bacterial infection that appears as a small bump along the edge of the eyelid. A sty resembles a pimple and is located at the edge of the eyelids. Chalazions usually occur farther from the edge of the …

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An internal sty causes a red, painful swelling, but its location prevents the pus from appearing on the eyelid. A stye develops rapidly, producing an elevated, painful, red, swollen area on the eyelid. read more

What Is an Essential Fat?

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You may have heard that essential fats are an important aspect to maintaining the health of your body. But what exactly are they?
Basically, there are two truly essential fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic. You may have heard of these referred to as Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
So, why are they called essential? The term essential in the life sciences refers to the fact that a nutrient cannot be synthesized by the body. Thus, you must have a dietary or supplemental source to supply your need for these acids.
You probably heard of the 8 essential amino acids. It’s the same idea here but in this case we are referring to fatty acids rather than an amino acid.
These fatty acids exist in and are used in every cell of your body. So they are crucial to a cell’s health and therefore to our health as people. The good news is that in North America, you generally get enough Omega -6 in your diet. Omega-3 has presented a question mark to researchers. Are we getting enough or not?
Fortunately, you can get Omega-3 from fish and certain nut oils. If you have any doubt at all, you can get Omega three from flax oil, which is in abundant supply at your local health food store.
Don’t let the phrase essential fat or essential fatty acid fool you. These are not going to make you gain unwanted weight.
As those of us who truly understand weight loss and gain can tell you, the key to losing or gaining fat storage from your body centers around the bodies short term energy storage supply.
This article is for information purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or condition. Consult your primary health care provider if you have or suspect you have any physical ailments.
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What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that robs individuals of their memories, ability to recognize their loved ones or even to complete simple tasks for themselves, but there are treatments available to help slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease and researchers are working hard to find a cure.
Alzheimer’s disease is considered a condition of the elderly affecting mostly those over the age of 65. While there are so called early onset cases that occur in younger adults they are rare. 23,000 people die each year in the United States from Alzheimer’s disease. It is the leading cause of dementia, making it the eighth leading cause of death among older Americans. Though there is currently no cure for the condition, understanding the progress of the disease can help researchers, care-giving family members and those afflicted.
The disease is hallmarked by atrophy, or shrinking, of the cortical tissues in the brain. In people with Alzheimer’s disease nerve cells become bunched together forming tangled webs of brain tissue filaments (neurofibrillary tangles) and near these tangles patches of cellular debris, called senile plaques, are found. Plaques are made up of dead cells and proteins. It is believed that these brain abnormalities cause a disruption of the electrical impulses in the brain. As more and more tangles and plaques collect in the brain the body receives fewer and fewer messages from it and the person’s ability to function deteriorates.
According to Elder Rage author and radio host Jacqueline Marcell the warning signs of the affliction include: memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language, disorientation to time and place, poor or decreased judgment, problems with abstract thinking, misplacing things, changes in mood or behavior, changes in personality and loss of initiative. “You don’t need to have a doctorate degree to know something is wrong,” Ms. Marcell writes in her blog, “but you do need a doctor who can diagnose and treat (Alzheimer’s) properly.”
Right now the aim of treatment is to slow or mask the cognitive deterioration caused by the disease and to increase the brains ability to think, recognize, perceive and judge. Treatment is also helpful in reducing the behavioral problems associated with the more advanced stages of the disease. The side effects for the most commonly used medications: Aricept, Cognex, Exelon and Namenda can include nausea and vomiting, liver damage, psychiatric disturbances, weight loss, tremor, sore muscles, fatigue, dizziness and urinary tract problems. Razadyne is the exception; though there are risks for nausea and vomiting and a few other problematic symptoms, no serious side effects have been reported.
Some treatments work better than others and differently for different patients, so every patient needs to have their symptoms and treatment responses reevaluated frequently. Flexible, supervised care from a knowledgeable physician is of paramount importance.
Alzheimer’s disease isn’t curable but there are treatments that can slow its progress and promising research that may one day lead to a cure. Understanding the stages of the disease and its progression can help those who are afflicted, their loved ones and researchers ensure the best treatment now and promote hope for the future.
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What is ADHD?

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It seems that the “What is ADHD” question is not very easy to answer, despite the plethora of studies, research and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity testing over the past decades.
In asking the question, “What is ADHD,” it is easier to answer by describing what ADHD is not. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder testing and research has not proven that ADHD is a medical condition. There is no concrete research that supports that Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a genuine disorder or a disease.
What we do know is that Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD is becoming a modern day American plague. It is the fastest growing diagnosis given to children and teens, often based on subjective Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity testing of parent ratings and doctor observations.
Doctors use a standard checklist of characteristics when Attention Deficit Hyperactivity testing to make a diagnosis and prescribe a standard course of stimulant drug therapy in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity.
ADHD symptoms commonly include aggressive behavior, constant activity, easy distractibility, impulsiveness and/or the inability to concentrate. These ADHD symptoms may include fidgeting or constant movement, excessive talking and difficulty participating in “quiet” activities like reading.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children always seem to be in motion. They dash around, wiggle, squirm, fidget and talk nonstop. They are whirlwinds that leave messes, throw tantrums, start fights and act obstinate.
It’s hard to miss ADHD in children but if the parent happens to miss the signs, the child’s teacher certainly will make a point of clearly pointing it out to the parent.
The most prevalent, and most controversial, treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is drug therapy. The top drugs of choice being Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine and Concerta.
Now here’s the scary part; These commonly prescribed drugs in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder fall in the same drug category (Schedule II) as cocaine, methadone and opium.
Only a decade ago, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder testing and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was virtually unheard of.
The 1987 edition of the Webster’s Dictionary, touting 50,000 entries and modern definitions, does not even include the word “Hyperactive” or “Hyperactivity.” The American Psychiatric Association did not name Attention Deficit as a disorder until 1990.
Young boys, by nature have higher levels of energy than their female counterparts. Boys are diagnoses at a rate three times higher than girls.
When did active, high-spirited, strong-willed and oft times uncooperative kids move from kids being kids to children having a mental disorder? If using ADHD medication sales as a marker, this shift began right about the time the American Psychiatric Association named this set of characteristics as a disorder.
Since 1990, prescriptions for ADHD medications quintupled.
As Attention Deficit Hyperactivity testing and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder reach all-time highs and continue to climb in this country, other countries around the world seem relatively unaffected by this “disorder.” This is America’s plague.
This country uses 500% more Ritalin than all the rest of the world combined.
It is rare to find an Asian child undergoing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder testing, much less receiving treatment. European children are diagnosed at a rate of about 10 percent of their American counterparts.
Either the United States has some pretty hyped up kids or American doctors are over-diagnosing Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Some people argue that Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are not disorders at all, but simply personality types. Some people can sit still, pay attention, concentrate on specific tasks and exhibit proficient social skills. Others get fidgety, jump from project to project or just do not fit in the societal “norm.”
The argument is that ADHD people are not “sick” and in need of dangerous drug therapy but simply have a different way of dealing with the conventional world.
Sure these high-energy and on-the-go kids can be incredibly irritating to teachers, energy draining to parents and general all-around hassles in the grocery store but they are also unique, creative, expressive and full of life. And boy, are they full of life!
Maybe we, as a society, should encourage some of these freethinking traits instead of expecting these children to sit quietly.
After all, had Albert Einstein, Lugwig Van Beethoven, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison and Henry David Thoreau grown up in today’s society, they likely would have been slapped with the Attention Deficit label and placed on medications to make them conform to societal standards.
Should we stifle the natural enthusiasm and fervor of hyperactive people with drug medications? Would we have the genius of these incredibly unique minds if stifled by altering drugs?
You have to wonder…
In the conventional treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the goal is short-term, as are the effects. The goal is to make the child more compliant (usually so they can sit quietly in school) and ADHD medications do work effectively for the majority of children.
However, the price paid for compliant children can be detrimental to the child’s mental and physical well being is high.
You want your child to be able to focus, sustain attention and behave calmly and appropriately on his own instead of relying on a pharmaceutical drug to do that for him. We do not want a generation of children to grow up automatically thinking that drugs are the answer.
Treatment should address the root of the problem instead of temporarily masking the symptoms and it should produce lasting changes instead of “fixing” the problem for a couple hours.
A large body of research indicates that environmental factors – nutritionally deficient diets, lead poisoning, food allergies and such – cause ADHD symptoms.
By ruling out environmental toxins, food allergies and other possibly causes and by increasing the body’s strength and wellness through sound diet and nutritional supplementation, Attention Deficit problems can be gently and effectively addressed without the use of dangerous medications.
We also believe that ADHD should stand for “Absolutely Delightful, Hardy and Daring” young children that will one day grow into fine adults if raised in an accepting, loving and stable environment.
So what is ADHD? Nothing to be feared, nothing to dreaded, nothing other than a label placed on the societal wild children that need a little extra love and a whole lot of patience.
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What Is Acne – And How To Prevent It

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Have you ever had acne? Chances are that you have had or are still having acne. Teens are primarily the ones cursed with at least with a mild form of acne. But what is acne? Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, occurs when oil and dead skin cells form a plug and clog your follicles or pores.
Eighty-five percent of teenagers have had at least a mild form of acne. During puberty increased hormone levels cause an increase in oil production. This increased oil can then combine with dead skin cells and cause acne. Acne does not discriminate though as some adults, especially women, have intermittent acne all their lives.
What is acne symptoms going to look like to most people? You will most likely notice an outbreak of whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. These can occur on your face, back, shoulders, or chest. Whiteheads and blackheads are clogged pores, while pimples have a bacteria build-up under the clogged pores. Large and deep pimples are called cystic lesions and can be quite painful and create scarring.
What is acne treatments going to consist of? Acne treatments depend upon the severity of the acne. The goal is to reduce or eliminate acne outbreaks and reduce any scarring that may occur with an acne outbreak. The first method of treatment to begin with is cleansing with a mild soap and warm water and using benzoyl peroxide. This often controls and prevents mild acne.
If this does not reduce or eliminate the acne outbreaks, you will need to consult a physician to try more aggressive treatments. The physician may prescribe antibiotics combined with topical benzoyl peroxide. This increases the effectiveness of your treatment. If there is still no improvement and the acne is severe, the physician may recommend Accutane as a last resort. Accutane has rare but serious side effects and is very expensive. A new treatment available is Light Wave Therapy. This treatment was recently approved by the FDA and is helpful in reducing and eliminating mild to moderate acne that has not been responsive to other treatments.
What is acne reducing things that you can do to help reduced your symptoms or outbreaks? Things you can do to help reduce your acne symptoms are cleansing your face twice daily using a mild soap and warm water. Use your clean, bare hands to wash your face rather than a washcloth. Vigorous rubbing of your skin will only make your acne worse. Follow your Doctor’s directions fully. This will help to ensure that your acne is reduced or eliminated.
What is acne? Acne is a condition that can cause moderate to severe embarrassment and self-esteem problems, as well as depression. If your acne is not responding to treatment then seek out a treatment that works for you or your skin.
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What is Acid Reflux and How do I Know if I Have it?

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Find out what acid reflux is, what the symptoms are in adults, children and babies. Also learn about foods and behavior that promotes acid reflux.

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Acid reflux, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is technically defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. This is commonly due to transient or permanent changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. read more

What Is A Yeast Infection And What Are The Causes?

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A yeast infection is an infection caused by yeast of the species Candida. It is also referred to as candidiasis, which mostly infects women. It causes vaginal infections and some common mouth infections especially to people who have poor immune system and those who have been taking antibiotics.

A person becomes increasingly susceptible to yeast infection if they take large amount of antibiotics, have undergone organ transplants, has AIDS infection or artificial joints.

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A yeast infection is an infection caused by yeast of the species Candida. It is also referred to as candidiasis, which mostly infects women. It causes vaginal infections and some common mouth infections especially to people who have poor immune system and those who have been taking antibiotics. read more

What is a Travel Nurse?

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What is a Travel Nurse?

A travel nurse is a licensed nurse who typically works in a hospital for a few months at a time before moving onto a different hospital in a different part of the country.

Hospitals like to hire travel nurses and other traveling health professionals for a variety of reasons. Travel nurses can bring a variety of experience and knowledge that a hospital can benefit from. Lots of times, a travel nurse can act as a mentor for other nurses that have just completed their training and are not yet comfortable and/or confident with their new professional status. Medical facility’s that have just opened will often hire the services of a travel nurse until they are up and running smoothly. The new, inexperienced staff will be able to benefit from the travel nurse’s previous work experience. Most travel nurses enjoy the experience of traveling, meeting and working with new co-workers, and hope to gain a well rounded work experience that will serve them when they settle on working full time at a specific medical facility. Many travel nurses claim that the experience allows them to develop a better understanding of their chosen specialty. These same travel nurses also claim that their unique work experiences have helped reintroduce them to patient focused nursing. read more

What Is a Testosterone Booster, And What Can It Do For Your Lean Body Goals?

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As a bodybuilder, when you start looking into adding supplements to your regime, you will most definitely come across the term ‘testosterone booster.’ Many people mistakenly think that this is steroids – but it isn’t. It is true that the FDA has banned a couple of products that were touted as testosterone boosters, but this was because they contained anabolic steroids.

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As a bodybuilder, when you start looking into adding supplements to your regime, you will most definitely come across the term ‘testosterone booster.’ Many people mistakenly think that this is steroids – but it isn’t. It is true that the FDA has banned a couple of products that were touted as testosterone boosters, but this was because they contained anabolic steroids. read more