The title of this article may be a little misleading. There is considerable debate over whether or not it is even possible to completely beat addiction. One school of thought is that even if you never take another drink in your life, once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic. The compulsion never fully goes away. it always remains a constant battle. That is why success is measured in days of sobriety. It is an acknowledgement of the ongoing struggle. It is the struggle that constitutes the victory. [click to continue…]
Treating pain with stronger pain relievers can become a serious problem if the individual becomes dependent on or addicted to the narcotic. There’s a fine line between treating pain in a controlled manner, such as after a surgical procedure, and over-using the prescribed pain medications. Once addiction or dependence on a substance begins, the cycle can be very difficult to stop.
Knowing how to effectively cope with and treat pain in addition to warning signs of substance abuse leads to better knowledge of when the line is being crossed, and how to hopefully prevent that from happening. [click to continue…]
Medical science continues to progress apace and there are now more treatments available than ever before. These days, it’s possible to access effective medicines that can treat everything from headaches to erectile dysfunction and hair loss.
Indeed, the sheer variety of treatments on offer from providers such as Walgreens, Walmart or LloydsPharmacy can be bamboozling. One of the issues that may confuse you is what differences there are, if any, between generic and branded medicines. This brief guide should help to put you in the picture. [click to continue…]
If you experience a sudden paralysis of your face muscles, you are probably suffering from Bell’s Palsy. The loss of face muscle control can be total or partial, resulting in an overall weakness of one side of your face. This symptom is accompanied by a decrease in taste and a sudden drop of saliva secretion and tears production in the affected eye. This is a very unaesthetic condition, so let’s take a look and see how it can be treated. Before that though, do mind that partial face paralysis can be also a symptom of a stroke, which is a fatal health problem! In case of stroke the patient usually experiences loss of sense in one of his limbs and other symptoms, but it’s better not to risk anything and contact your doctor for a proper diagnosis. [click to continue…]
Impetigo is a skin condition caused most often by an infection with the staphylococcus bacteria. Anyone can suffer from this illness, but it’s most frequent in children between the ages of 2 and 7. The condition itself is not very dangerous, but the problem lies in the fact that it’s highly contagious. Impetigo spreads easily and causes increased lack of comfort in suffering patients. Mild cases can heal themselves within weeks, but patients remain contagious until skin sores heal completely. This is why treatment is recommended. It considerably diminishes the period of contagiousness! [click to continue…]
Flawless body is something that everyone desires; and attaining that has become easy nowadays with the advent of numerous slimming strategies, exercises equipment, slimming and shaping cosmetics and many more things. You will already be aware of the innumerable herbal supplements, gyms, fitness equipment, and special diets that come as headlines in the health and fitness industries. I’m not even considering plastic surgeries, because I’m a strong believer that body shaping can and has to occur naturally and still we have a lot of options. The he challenge is to choose the right track for yourself. [click to continue…]
To put it simple, if your diet and especially fitness routines have reached a dead end and progress with stomach flattening stagnates, you can remove the excessive and sagging skin around your belly area, with the help of an abdominoplasty. It should be the ultimate retouch that gives your body a perfect sporty aspect. However, there are a few more criterion that you have to meet before you can qualify as a tummy tuck candidate. This plastic surgery has to be your last line of defense against aging and it should be applied only in certain conditions. [click to continue…]
Sarcoidosis is a strange autoimmune diseases that causes tissue inflammation within the affected organs. It commonly occurs in the lungs and lymph nodes but it can develop in various other organs like heart, eyes, brain, liver, spleen and so on. This condition leads to the formation of lumps in the affected areas of your body, which can ultimately alter the shape and functionality of the respiratory, lymphatic and various other systems. [click to continue…]
Our body uses red blood cells for the oxidation process, which implies the cycle of transporting oxygen to all our body tissues. Freshly inhaled oxygen is used by our body for burning fats and sugars in order to obtain energy. A waste of this process is carbon dioxide, which is transported by the same red blood cells back to our lungs, where it’s inhaled to complete a respiratory cycle. If we don’t develop enough red blood cells, our body will suffer from lack of oxygenation and symptoms of anemia will start to surface. These vital cells are refreshed every 4 months. They’re produced in the bone marrow with the help of iron, vitamin B12 and acid folic. If one of the ingredients is lacking the health problem that develops is called anemia. In case of vitamin B12 deficiency we talk about pernicious anemia. [click to continue…]
Young boys, teenagers and even males up to their 30th birthday can experience the painful occurring of testicular torsion. Yes, your heard this right. As the name suggests, one of the testes rotates in the scrotum. This causes an unhealthy twisting of the blood vessels and sperm channels that attach the testis to the abdomen. The result is restricted blood flow, which prevents further testicle nourishing. The affected testis begins to swell, the scrotum changes color and excruciating pain takes on the sufferer. If immediate medical attention isn’t provided and the blood flow to the testicle is stopped for two long, removal might be the only solution. [click to continue…]