Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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FDA Caveats on Long-Acting Asthma Inhalers
February 24, 2010 – 3:48 am | No Comment
FDA Caveats on Long-Acting Asthma Inhalers
All those suffering from asthma and using long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) asthma inhalers for treating asthma signs could be facing more detrimental outcome rather than benefits. Lately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made an announcement regarding the new-fangled safety caveats mentioning that the drugs must not be employed on their own by kids or grownups. FDA states that it would need manufacturing companies include further caveats on their product labelling and requesting physicians and patients for scaling back general usage of the medications. Director, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dr. Janet Woodcock stated that asthmatic patients must endeavour to acquire solely a solo-agent steroid inhaler medication and not be trying to obtain combination drugs along with LABA except when it is truly an urgent requirement. FDA has pointed out that LABAs place asthmatic persons at greater chances of acute, deteriorating signs often leading to greater rates of  [...]


Nicotine Replacement Therapy – Effective Smoking Cessation Option
February 22, 2010 – 2:29 am | No Comment
Nicotine Replacement Therapy – Effective Smoking Cessation Option
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is intended to provide the body of a smoker attempting to quit some amount of nicotine to assist in reducing withdrawal signs and yearnings as nicotine could be quite habit-forming. Nevertheless, NRT has nearly 1/3rd to ½ the amount of nicotine that is present in majority of the cigarette brands. NRT provides a gradual release of nicotine into the bloodstream hence is not as addictive as nicotine levels found in cigarettes. Nicotine replacement products do not have any presence of injurious tar, carbon monoxide and other noxious chemical substances which are in tobacco. Side effects experienced on using nicotine replacement items could vary dependent on what kind of product is being used. For instance, patches could lead to skin reddening and scratchiness. Pill-version of medications could lead to feeling nauseous, oral dryness and sleeplessness. In majority of the scenarios, side effects are not that adverse to the point that one has to halt their  [...]


CoQ10, Resveratrol Popularly Used Dietetic Supplements – Although Unverified
February 17, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
CoQ10, Resveratrol Popularly Used Dietetic Supplements – Although Unverified
Enthusiasts of dietetic supplement intake – those taking above one – have a novel preference – Omega-3 or fish oil supplements that topped the favoured listing according to information from latest survey conducted. The other much sought after supplements in the listing comprised of calcium, flaxseed oil, amino acids, vitamin D and probiotic supplements. CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) and resveratrol have also been noted to garner immense popularity. So, here’s the scoop on why these two dietetic supplements have become so increasingly preferred. CoQ10 occurring innately and deemed power manufacturing unit of the cells in the body, is a major contributor to this energy producing process and could function as an antioxidant. Although the body is known to produce CoQ10, but in certain scenarios – inclusive of individuals having cardiac failure and several neuro-degenerative conditions CoQ10 levels are observed to plummet. Aging is also another condition that is known to be directly proportional  [...]


Simple Tips for pursuing a Mediterranean Diet
February 15, 2010 – 4:04 am | One Comment
Simple Tips for pursuing a Mediterranean Diet
In case diagnosis has revealed type 2 diabetes, then often the recommendation would be losing weight. Several research have identified that the ideal means of doing it is by eating the Mediterranean way. During the study, over two hundred over-weight diabetic individuals adhered to optionally a typical, less-fat regime (following parameters outlined by the American Heart Association) or a higher fat, Mediterranean styled dietetic intake high in olive oil, veggies, wholegrain, dairy produce and fish. Subsequent to 4 years, there were analogous levels of weight reduction noted in both sets – however solely forty-four percent of those people that followed the Mediterranean diet required diabetes-regulating medicines in comparison to seventy percent of group that followed a less-fat diet. According to researchers the gains derived due to a Mediterranean diet is due to it being high in healthful foods and partially due to it not relying on fat-diminished foods rich in refined carbohydrates. Curtailing  [...]


Ingenious Ways to Quitting Smoking
February 10, 2010 – 4:04 am | One Comment
Ingenious Ways to Quitting Smoking
Often smoking addicts swear to kick the disgusting habit to only have succumbed to its enticing and hard-to-resist claws. Well, here is an elucidation of the whacky and nifty things several past smokers did that helped them in eventually managing to kick the awful butt. Burying the evidence One ex-smoker confesses to have enfolded his cigarettes packs in a plastic sack and burying it in a flowering pot so that they would have to be dug out for extracting a cigarette and they re-burying them back, every instance the craving for a fag surfaced. Staying focussed on the reward Unable to resist a dare put forth by a chum, a past-smoker re-collects how his spirited self couldn’t resist the bet to quit smoking with a reward of a meal at a much-favoured restaurant. Though it did take quite a few months to cease the habit, when he finally did manage to do it, he made his friend take him for a meal a second instance – just because it took that long – humorous story. Paying a fine when  [...]


HPV Infection - Could this Infection Truly be cured?
February 8, 2010 – 2:48 am | No Comment
HPV Infection – Could this Infection Truly be cured?
HPV or human papillomavirus infections abound globally with nearly twenty million infected solely in the United States. Nearly thirty of the hundred HPV forms are contracted via sexual practices possibly causing genital warts or irregular cervical or other genital region cell variations that could be cancer-eliciting. Even as there is dearth of HPV cure, the positive aspect is that the infection mostly self-subsides. In case it doesn’t, and needs to be treated, then several choices are available. Also the novel HPV inoculations have immensely helped in lowering infection rates. HPV treatments chiefly lay emphasis on curing the signs of infections like genital warts linked to low-risk HPV forms (non-cancer causing) and the pre-malignant modifications at times linked to high-risk HPV forms. Affirmative HPV Presence yet Asymptomatic Merely testing affirmative for HPV would not essentially translate to the fact that one would be requiring treatment, at least not instantaneously but  [...]


Systemic Lupus – Majorly Inflicting Womankind
February 3, 2010 – 5:24 am | No Comment
Systemic Lupus – Majorly Inflicting Womankind
Systemic Lupus or Systemic lupus erythermatosus, is an unremitting inflammatory condition that widely inflicts females rather than males. Systemic lupus is an autoimmune condition chiefly assaulting varied tissue, cell and body organs leading to a harmed and dysfunctional immune system and chiefly typified by flare-up episodes dependent on the disease activity. The disease activity could be mild and easily treatable with basic medicines whereas for others this disease could lead to grave inflammatory problems chiefly affecting vital body organs like cardiovascular, nervous, skin, lungs, joint, liver and kidney. SLE often inflicts women in the ages of fifteen to forty years though quite young or the older aged women could also be affected. The key reason leading to this form inflammation is still unclear. Based on the signs surfacing lupus also develops as Discoid lupus erythermatosus An incessant skin inflammation and scarring mostly occurring in the facial areas, ears and  [...]


Multiple Sclerosis
February 1, 2010 – 2:26 am | No Comment
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unremitting, erratic and mostly immobilizing disease laying assault on the CNS or central nervous system (comprising of the spinal cord, brain and optic nerves). Signs could be mild-ranging like loss of sensation in limbs, or acute like the person getting paralysed or losing eye sight. The progression, severity and particular signs of MS are capricious differing in every affected individual. Majority of MS-affected individuals have average or nearly average life spans. MS sufferers classically undergo 1 from the 4 ailment courses that could be mild, moderate or relentless in nature. Relapsing –Remitting MS Individuals having this form of MS undergo definite episodes of deteriorating neurologic functioning known as relapse, flare-up or exacerbation interspersed with incomplete or total recuperated time spans or remission phase, in which time the disease does not progress. Nearly eighty-five percent of individuals are originally detected with this form  [...]