How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Drug Abuse Facts
January 18, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Drug Abuse Facts
Here are critical drug abuse facts that shed light on the all-encompassing brunt on human existence. Prescription Drug Abuse Facts W. Virginia garners the top slot in United States to have the highly penned down prescriptions - being 18.4/individual and nationwide figure averaging to 11.6. W. Virginia also appears to be the one with the max drug over-dosage mortality incidents in the U.S. attributable to the non-medicinal usage of prescription medications. It is widely believed that a person abusing drugs must be capable of just halting their intake only of he/she is keen on amending his/her conduct. What is mostly underestimated is the intricacy of drug addiction – that it’s a sickness impacting the brains & hence halting drug abuse isn’t just a will-power issue. Addiction is a curable condition & similar to other incessant conditions; successful management is certainly possible. One among 5 teenagers (4 ½ million) have engaged in prescription drug abuse. Several parents  [...]

Methadone Addiction
January 7, 2011 – 2:36 am | No Comment
Methadone is a drug offered to individuals for de-addicting them from heroin & other habit-forming substances. The use of methadone in this manner is a contentious option, with opponents of such approach asserting that a barter system is in play here as an addict basically trades one habit with another. Methadone is a medication that has to be ingested (fluid or pill form) for treating addition, though it might even be administered via jab form (ampoule). Many individuals carry on using methadone for protracted periods despite having ceased the use of heroin. Methadone is at present chiefly deployed for treating addiction to narcotic substances. It is a long acting drug with effects felt for longer periods of time (till thirty-six hours on end) as compared to medications with morphine. Due to this reason, it is administered only one time daily to detoxify the body of an addiction to heroin & continued maintenance of sobriety. Detrimental Reactions to Using Methadone Mortalities  [...]

Smoke Cessation Tips – Help for those Tough Initial Days – Part II
August 12, 2010 – 1:08 am | No Comment
Here are some proven handy approaches to cease smoking. Filling up your ‘Daily Planner Diary’ In the initial couple of weeks following smoke cessation, ensuring that one’s days are replete with things one wants or needs to get done. For instance, making plans on eating meals along with kin or pals. The key motive is to evade any kind of temptation to smoke. Moreover, it is imperative that activities that one enjoys doing are to be included on a daily basis. Being busy would help in drawing your attention away from the urgency of smoking. Placing something healthy as a substitute in the Mouth Part of one’s urgency to engage in smoking is the need to have something in the mouth, so, as a healthy swap start popping in chewing gums, hard candies or healthful snacks in the mouth when the yearning to smoke arises. It is best to stock up on such healthy alternatives for such times. Those worried about piling on the pounds could opt for sugar-less substitutes. Securing a ‘helping  [...]

Smoke Cessation Tips – Help for those Tough Initial Days – Part I
August 11, 2010 – 1:05 am | One Comment
Here are some great quit smoking tips for smooth-sailing through those initial hard days. Sipping Chilled Water and Eating Mini Meals Sip on some cold water which could aid in replacing the sucking action of cigarettes. Latest study has shown that using straws to sip in chilled water assists in the release of brain chemical dopamine that proffers a good feeling and aids in easing downbeat moods. Consuming mini meals could additionally aid in surmounting over the urgency of smoking. It is best to opt for lean, healthful food types for avoiding any likely weight increase. Identify Immediate Gains It is only a matter of time when one starts to enjoy the advantages of a smoke-less existence. Jot down all the areas one has benefited ever since quitting smoking like feeling a better sense of control over oneself, no longer smelling of foul cigarettes, better taste of food acquired and greater energy levels. During those make-or-break moments when your self-control is low, peer at these  [...]

Quit Smoking Guidelines during Pregnancy
August 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Quit Smoking Guidelines during Pregnancy
While signing the Tobacco Control Act into decree a year back, U.S. President Barack Obama accentuated the significance of quitting smoking among the populaces. Smoking has been proven to result in over 400000 fatalities every year in the U.S. due to cancers, emphysema and several respiration-related ailments, heart disease and unprompted abortion, stillbirth or miscarriage cases among pregnant women. In the U.S., there is a heightened risk of preterm delivery in the foetuses of expectant mothers in case the mom is a smoker. Other horrendous effects of smoking during pregnancy include: Lowered oxygen levels obtainable to the growing fetus as well as the mother. Rise in the fetal heart rate. Low birth weight babies. Fetal development retardation. Greater likelihood of the baby suffering from lung conditions or respiratory issues. Greater the number of cigarettes smoked daily, higher the risks of the baby developing several health conditions. There is nothing called as a  [...]

Nicotine Patch for Smoke Cessation – Regrettably One Size Does Not Fit All
May 13, 2010 – 4:37 am | No Comment
Nicotine Patch for Smoke Cessation – Regrettably One Size Does Not Fit All
The most effectual span of time for employing the nicotine patch might differ from smoker to smoker. The Research Earlier study finding indicates that nearly three-fourths of those people engaging in smoking appear to be metabolizing nicotine from the nicotine replacement patch with much more swiftness as compared to others. Due to this variation, those smokers who bodies are breaking down nicotine quicker might have more favorable and successful outcomes with usage of drug forms such as bupropion (marketed by the name ‘Zyban’). A latest conducted research that just got released found that one-fourth of those smokers who metabolized nicotine gradually did much better when they employed the nicotine patch for 6 months rather than the usual two months. Why does this finding hold significance? Currently obtainable nicotine replacement therapies suggest the analogous dose and span of therapy for all smokers while not taking into consideration the rate at which nicotine would be metabolized  [...]

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  [...]

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  [...]