Taking the Bite out of a Biting Child
August 30, 2013 – 1:12 am | No Comment
Child care is a continuous learning process and problems are usually a stepping stone in learning more about children. Biting is one such problem that has to be handled with tender loving care. A biting child is a negative child and has to be tackled with immediately. Whether it is a home care or a day care or whether the child is just with siblings, a child who bites has to be taught the rules. The  [...]

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Bones, Joints & Muscles and Pregnancy
June 14, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
Bones, Joints & Muscles and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a condition when the bones, joints and muscles are in a constant state of being altered. The entire boy structure is altered during this condition. Relaxin is a substance that helps to soften the cartilage and the ligaments. The joints are not as stable and are always susceptible to injury. When a woman is pregnant, she gains a lot of weight. This constant change in weight is what makes it necessary for the woman to take care of her bones. The physiological and anatomical changes that take place during pregnancy have the capacity to produce an effect on the bones and the muscles. The joints undergo a lot of change and thus the woman needs a lot of rest. The weight gain during pregnancy increases the pressure on the joints and causes problems on the knees and the hips. These natural forces acting on the joints cause a lot of postural changes and there is considerable discomfort for the pregnant woman. Joints are sensitive and become prone to becoming unstable as the hormones  [...]


Bones, Joints, Muscles and Pelvic Congestion
December 7, 2012 – 3:36 am | No Comment
Bones, Joints, Muscles and Pelvic Congestion
Pelvic congestion syndrome is a condition that occurs either before or during the menstrual period and normally occurs due to a problem with the veins present in the pelvis. The veins normally get dilated and become completely convoluted and then blood accumulates in them. This then results in varicose veins in the pelvic region. This is a disorder called the pelvic congestion syndrome. There is a lot of pain and it is at times debilitating. This is then aggravated by estrogen which dilates the uterus and ovaries to dilate so which causes blood to accumulate in the veins. Around 15% of the women with fertility are said to suffer from varicose veins in the pelvis but not all of them suffer from these symptoms. The bones, joints and the muscles get affected due to this condition. The pain is very dull and it is extremely painful. It is throbbing and is accompanied with a lot of sharp pokes. It is sometimes seen to be worse towards the end of the day. It increases when the women is sitting  [...]


Brittle Bone Disease Symptoms
June 14, 2012 – 2:09 am | No Comment
Brittle Bone Disease Symptoms
Brittle bone disease symptoms and the way an individual lives with the condition of brittle bone disease is worth considering and so you should know what exactly causes the disease and what the symptoms are. It is important to understand the categories of the brittle bone disease and also their symptoms. Brittle bone disease is a kind of genetic disorder and the very name is indicative that the bones are brittle or breakable. In most cases the condition is genetic and is inherited and there are many cases where there could also be an independent mutation. There are around eight categories of brittle bone disease and each has its own symptoms. Brittle bone disease is a term that is known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta or OI and is also called the Lobstein syndrome. Normally a person who is born with this disease has a defective collagen and also insufficient amounts of collagen. Normally this is the Type I collagen. This is a major protein in the connective tissues. In many cases the collagen  [...]


Paget’s Disease, Symptoms, Causes and treatment
April 13, 2012 – 2:20 am | No Comment
Paget’s Disease, Symptoms, Causes and treatment
Paget's Disease is a condition in the bone that is mainly dominated by the normal remodeling process of bone being in total disorder. The normal bone has a group of forces that help to lay down the bone and also take up the old bone. This is called remodeling and is needed for maintaining the levels of calcium in the blood. When the bone is affected by the Paget's disease, then the remodeling of the bone is completely disturbed and is not totally synchronized. So as a result the bone is abnormal and is enlarged and is not as brittle and dense and is completely susceptible to breakage. Paget's disease is seen to affect the skeletal structure of the adults. It is said that at least 1% of the adults in the United States of America have Paget's disease. Juvenile Paget's disease is a very rare condition found in the children. Paget's disease is also called osteitits deformans. It is exactly not known the causes of Paget's disease. There have been many genes that are said to be associated  [...]


Bone and Calcium Homeostasis
March 6, 2012 – 1:20 am | No Comment
Bone and Calcium Homeostasis
The main storage house of calcium is the bone. This is the place where calcium gets into the bones, and this happens through the trabeculae and the rate at which the calcium is cleared by the bone is approximately 50%. Calcium gets into the bone and is used as an ion in the solution and it goes through a phase, where it is changed into a solid and this happens as soon as it gets into contact with surface of the bone. The bone cells ensure that calcium is removed and also redistributed and this is mainly ruled by the osteoclasts and the osteoblasts. Absorption in the intestines ensures greater calcium entry and calcium normally leaves the body through the urine and the stool. Sometimes there are chances that around one in four percent calcium content is lost in the urine and stool. Sometimes lead impediments the deposition of calcium and the way it is transported. It is required that the rate of led in the body is parallel to the rate at which calcium is present. It is modified by binding  [...]


Methods of Using Turmeric for Joint Pain
December 23, 2011 – 9:43 pm | No Comment
Methods of Using Turmeric for Joint Pain
Ayurvedic practitioners have been recommending the use of turmeric for treating joint pains for more than five thousand years. The roots of turmeric plants are known to possess maximum healing properties. In the modern era, several medical studies have also found evidences supporting the fact that the turmeric root is filled with healing properties. According to a recent clinical study, curcumin, an active ingredient present in turmeric roots is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. This active compound of turmeric makes it an effective remedy for join swelling and pain. Below, we have discussed some methods of using turmeric for joint pain: You can consume turmeric supplements orally for getting relief from joint pains. According to medical experts turmeric supplements in powder form are more effective that capsules prepared from the extracts of the herb. This is because there are many turmeric capsules that contain other ingredients than inhibit the actual healing effect of turmeric.  [...]


Massage Techniques Used for Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries
November 22, 2011 – 10:15 pm | No Comment
Massage Techniques Used for Treating Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator cuffs are muscles located in and around our scapula. We need these muscles to rotate and lift the arms; these muscles also play a vital role in stabilizing our shoulders. Pain in the rotator cuffs can be treated most effectively using massage therapy.  Below we have discussed the techniques used while massaging the rotator cuffs: The first technique used for massaging the rotator cuffs is compression. Majority of the massage therapist will begin the rotator cuff massage using simple compressions. These strokes can also be tried at home. Your massage therapist will apply pressure on your affected muscles using his hands’ heels. This process of compression will be repeated for several times. Compression helps in improving blood circulation and loosening up all underlying muscles. Next, the therapist will begin performing a deep massage technique called friction. This technique should not be practiced at home and a certified and trained massage therapist is the best person to  [...]


Treating Gout Naturally
October 8, 2011 – 12:06 am | No Comment
Treating Gout Naturally
Below we have discussed some of the most effective natural remedies for gout: Celery: Celery is an excellent ingredient for preventing gout symptoms. This herb works by preventing the production of uric acid crystals. According to expert herbalists, both supplementation of the herb and fresh celery are effective in controlling the signs of gout. 2 capsules, each containing celery seed extracts of 500mg is the perfect daily dose for gout patients. If the celery is taken in form of food, one should consume tea prepared by brewing ½-1 teaspoon of ground celery seeds into a cupful of boiled water 4 times every day. Nettle compress: According to experts of alternative medicines, a combination of cold and hot compresses can effectively reduce the pain caused by gout attacks. Start by applying the hot compress on the painful region for 3 minutes; follow it up with application of the cold compress for 1 minute. Keep on alternating the two compresses for 30 minutes to get relief from the signs  [...]