Thursday, October 16, 2008

Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to obtain and maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse, or the inability to keep an erection long enough to ejaculate inside the vagina. It is a newer and better name for what was previously called impotence

It can happen in one of two ways:
· A man may be unable to get an erection at all.
· A man may lose his erection during intercourse, before he ejaculates.
· A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he is unable to get or maintain an erection in at least 50 percent of his attempts at intercourse.

Erectile dysfunction is a problem for both the man and his partner. In most cases, it is a temporary condition that will disappear with little or no treatment. In others, it can be an ongoing difficulty that requires treatment.

Is It All In The Mind?
Until recently, psychological factors were believed responsible for the majority of cases of erectile dysfunction. Impotent men often were given dismissive and unhelpful advice such as "don't worry" or "just relax and it will take care of itself."
Today, with vast improvements in diagnostic methods and more sophistication in the approach to the problem, the conclusion is that physical factors are the main cause in the majority of cases. But because the brain does play an important role in sexual activity, there is a definite mind-body connection as well.

How Common Is It?
Erectile dysfunction happens much more often than most people think - it affects more than half of adult men over age 50, and more than a third of all adult men. Regardless of the cause, erectile dysfunction can decrease a man's self esteem and harm his relationship with his partner.

Erectile dysfunction is common
Almost all men experience occasional erectile problems. About one in ten adult men experience erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can happen at any age
The chance of erectile dysfunction does increase with age. But erectile dysfunction can affect men at any age and at any time in their lives.

Is Erectile Dysfunction Treatable?
Yes. Erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated in the vast majority of individuals. In fact, there have never been more treatment options. Most men regain their ability to have intercourse using one or more of the options available.

How Does Erection Normally Happen?
An erection is a complex event that requires the interaction of the brain, nerves, hormones, and blood vessels. This process is separate from ejaculation and orgasm, both of which can occur without an erect penis.
The male hormone testosterone, which is secreted by the testicles, controls the function of the penis and a man's sex drive. The brain starts the changes that will produce an erection.

What Makes Erection Fail?
Anything that interferes with this chain of events. Fear, anxiety, anger, or any other strong emotion can interrupt the signal from the brain. An illness or physical condition can also impair erections if it interferes with this chain of events.

The Normal Changes As A Man Ages
Although sexual activity normally continues throughout a man's lifetime, his reactions take longer as he ages. He may need more stimulation to get an erection. He may take longer to climax, and he may need to wait longer before he can get another erection.

Nice To Know:

A man in his 20s usually needs little stimulation and can get an erection in a few minutes. He usually climaxes quickly but can regain his erection in minutes.
· A man in his 40s may need more direct stimulation and fantasy. His climax may be slower, and he often can regain his erection in an hour.
· A man in his 60s needs even more direct stimulation and fantasy. He may take longer to get an erection, but he can maintain it longer. He may need a day or more to have another erection

Acupuncture points can help to treat impotence

Conditions Often Mistaken For Erectile Dysfunction
Other conditions often are mistaken for erectile dysfunction, but they have very different causes and different treatments. They include:

Premature Ejaculation
This is the inability to control or delay ejaculation. This condition is easily mistaken for erectile dysfunction in two ways:
A man may ejaculate as soon as his penis enters the vagina and then immediately lose his erection.
A man may ejaculate as soon as he gets an erection and then is unable to get another.

Delayed Or Inhibited Ejaculation
This is a condition where a man is able to get an erection but is unable to ejaculate.

Retrograde Ejaculation
Surgery on the bladder and some medicines for an enlarged prostate may force ejaculation back into the bladder. While this condition is not harmful, it may be of concern to men when it first occurs.

Lack Of Desire
Some men believe they should always be interested in sex and ready for it. But the human body doesn't always work that way. A man who has temporarily lost interest in sex - because of personal stress, depression, a relationship issue, or another reason - may not be able to get an erection because he is not aroused enough for it to happen. He also may get an erection but lose it before ejaculation, because he is too preoccupied with other issues.

Infertility in a man means that he has been unable to father a child after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse without birth control. The ability or inability to achieve an erection is not linked to fertility or infertility.
What Can Trigger Erectile Dysfunction?
Some men are more likely to have erectile problems if they are put under emotional or physical strain. In general, seven "triggers" are linked with erectile dysfunction:
Physical causes are more common in older men, while psychological causes are more common in younger men.

Illnesses that may affect erections include:
· Diabetes
· High blood pressure
· Heart conditions
· Poor circulation
· Kidney failure
· Thyroid deficiency
· Multiple sclerosis
· Chronic alcoholism
· Spinal cord injury
· Depression
· Physical Conditions

Some conditions within the body may cause erectile dysfunction, especially if combined with stress or another trigger. These conditions include:

· Damage to your blood vessels or nerves because of a health condition. Men with conditions such as atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries"), diabetes, or high blood pressure may find it harder to get an erection or maintain it.
· Low levels of testosterone. However, low testosterone levels, which tend to occur with aging, are more closely associated with a lowering of the sex drive.
· Prostate surgery. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction are the two most common side effects of prostate surgery. Erectile dysfunction can occur if nerves are damaged during surgery.

Medications that may affect erections include:
· Nicotine (as in excessive smoking)
· Alcohol
· Cocaine, heroine, amphetamines, and other illegal drugs
· Tranquilizers and sleeping pills
· Antidepressants
· Blood pressure medication (beta-blockers)
· Heart medications (such as digoxin)
· Some peptic ulcer medication (such as cimetidine)

Stress related to a job, marriage, or finances is a common cause of erection problems. Ongoing stress may result in erectile dysfunction, which in turn increases stress.

Sex is a form of communication. Couples who cannot talk to each other are not likely to be able to make love to each other. Men who have trouble communicating their feelings may find it difficult to share with their partner any anxieties about their sexual performance. By keeping these worries to themselves, men become vulnerable to losing their erections.
Men who cannot express and resolve feelings of anger, frustration, or hostility towards their partner may hold back their erection as a weapon in the marital conflict.

Nice To Know:
It was taught that too much sex and masturbation could cause a man to have erectile problems as he gets older. True? No. Erectile dysfunction has nothing to do with how much sex you've had. You can't "overuse" your sexuality.

How Is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
Men who experience erectile dysfunction have never had so many treatment options. Various therapies are available to successfully treat underlying physical causes and related emotional difficulties.

When the medication Viagra was recently introduced to the market, it was perceived by many to be a "cure-all" for erectile dysfunction. But Viagra is not for everyone. Here is why other therapies are important:

In some cases, simple lifestyle changes may be all that is necessary.
· Some men, such as those with a heart condition, cannot take Viagra and need other options.
· Erectile dysfunction may be linked to deeper emotional or relationship issues that would require counseling in order to address the underlying cause.
· A doctor will decide on treatment based on what is causing the erectile dysfunction.
· The first line of treatment for many men involves lifestyle changes.
· Next, the doctor may prescribe Viagra or another medication and may also recommend counseling for the man and his partner.
· If a man has a severe blood vessel disorder, surgery may be considered. Implants are generally the last line of treatment
Impotence related complication
Treatment options include:

Lifestyle Changes
· Cutting down on smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug abuse should be among the first lines of treatment, as they can affect potency. In addition, men can develop erectile problems as a side effect of medication they are taking for an unrelated condition. They may benefit from reducing the dose of the drug or changing to another drug that has the same result but not the same side effects.

Sex Therapy And Counseling
· The focus of therapy is to educate a man and his partner, correct false beliefs, and improve the couple's communication skills. Sex therapy needs commitment and the involvement of a cooperative partner. It can take time.
· The counseling sessions may involve therapeutic tools that include:
· Various exercise to help couples explore each other's body, share their feelings, and experience pleasures they can enjoy together without erections, orgasms, or intercourse being the focus of attention. These exercises are designed to ease tension, relieve performance pressure, and break the circle of failure.
· The "ladder concept," which focuses on men's and women's sexual response over seven different stages, with erection as only one of those stages. This serves to take the mind off erections and to concentrate on other aspects of sexual relations.
· Redefinition of "success." Unrealistic or unreachable goals can only lead to failure. If success is redefined in terms of pleasure and fun rather than performance, the couple can recapture a successful relationship.


Viagra is available by prescription only and comes in three dosages (25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg). Your doctor may want you try several dosages in order to find the right one for you.. The tablet is taken one hour before sexual activity

Uprima (2 mg and 4 mg). It acts on the central nervous system and in the brain. It facilitates erections within 30 minutes. Uprima must be combined with sexual activity (foreplay) to work properly.

Yohimbine is a drug that has been used as an aphrodisiac, for many years.Given at the right dose, it can enhance erections and increase sexual interest.

Alprostadil A new gel and suppository is available that can be applied to the penis to help impotent men have an erection The gel contains a hormone-like substance, and an agent known as SEPA that helps deliver the alprostadil through the skin of the penis.

Effective Herbal medication for erectile dysfunction (ED)

Ginkgo Biloba
· Ginkgo leads to increased stamina and improved sensitivity. This herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction is especially effective in those individuals who have other symptoms of poor circulation or as a result of antidepressant use.

Panax ginseng
· Studies in Asia have shown that this herb taken over a period of two to three months may improve sexual function and sperm count and motility. This supplement may also reduce fatigue which can lead to impotence issues.

Ptychopetalum olacoides
· Considered by many as the best impotence herb available and in some clinical studies it has proven to be effective as a treatment for erectile dysfunction in some men.

Turnera Aphrodisiaca
· Damiana improves sexual desire and increases libido. Studies have shown that it helps enable mlaes to maintain an erection longer and achieve ejaculation. This herb is also effective for increasing sexual desire and pleasure in females.

Eurycoma Longifolia
· Tongkat Ali appears to boost sexual desire in both males and females. One of the reasons for this is the increased production of testosterone. Since decreased testosterone is one of the common causes of impotence, this supplement is a good herbal impotence treatment.

Lepidium Meyenii
· Maca it is able to increase energy, strength, stamina, and sexual function. It also acts as an aphrodisiac and improves strength and quality of sperm, acts by regulating hormone and enzyme levels in the body.increased energy production, as well as its ability to improve stamina and sexual function make it a good herbal impotence treatment.

Epimedium sagittatum
· Horny Goat Weed helps improve circulation, reduces fatigue, increases sperm production, and enhances sexual desire. It helps males achieve and maintain erection, improve stamina and longevity and enhance the overall experience

Tribulus Terrestris
· It has been shown to increase testosterone levels, especially in those whose levels may be low, and increase sexual desire. This herb works at the hormonal level by increasing Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), in turn increasing LH and FSH which increase testosterone release.

How To Stay Potent

As with all other medical conditions, prevention is better than cure. To prevent erectile problems, take these steps:
· Preserve your well-being. Illnesses, along with their drug or surgical treatment, can cause erectile problems.
· Stick with healthy habits. Avoid smoking, heavy alcohol use, and illegal drugs - they all can affect potency. Get regular light physical exercise, keep your weight under control, and avoid a high-fat diet.
· Avoid long periods of sexual abstinence. Long periods of sexual inactivity can make it difficult to resume activity again. So despite today's busy lifestyles, make time for sex in your relationship.
· Set realistic sexual expectations. Try to concentrate on fun. Spread your sexual feeling over your whole body, not just your penis, and expand your pleasure activities beyond intercourse.
· Stay aware and educated. Get to know your own and your partner's bodies. Learn about sex in general. Try to explore and experiment, and ask your partner for feedback.
· Don't keep worries to yourself. If you are anxious about your sexual performance, talk with your partner, a close friend, or your doctor.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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You start to change your baby's diaper, and there it is — a patchwork of bright red skin on your baby's bottom. Don't panic. You're likely seeing diaper rash, a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis).
Most infants develop a diaper rash at some time. Diaper rash may be more common after solid foods are added to your baby's diet, when breast-feeding mothers eat certain foods or when your baby is taking antibiotics. Other factors that can lead to diaper rash include continuously wet or infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, and using plastic pants to cover diapers.
Diaper rash can alarm parents and annoy babies, but most cases disappear after a few days with simple home treatments.

Diaper rash is characterized by the following:

· Skin symptoms. Diaper rash is marked by red, puffy and tender skin in the diaper region — buttocks, thighs and genitals.
· Changes in your baby's disposition. You may notice your baby seems more uncomfortable than usual, especially during diaper changes. A baby with a diaper rash often fusses or cries when the diaper area is washed or touched.
· Diaper rashes can occur intermittently, anytime while your child wears diapers, but they're more common in babies during their first 15 months, especially between 8 and 10 months of age.

Causes of diaper rash can be traced to a number of sources, including:

· Irritation from stool and urine. Prolonged exposure to urine or feces can irritate a baby's sensitive skin. Your baby may be more prone to diaper rash if he or she is experiencing frequent bowel movements, because feces are more irritating than urine is.
· Introduction of new foods. As babies start to eat solid foods, generally when they're between 4 and 12 months old, the content of their stool changes, increasing the likelihood of diaper rash. Changes in your baby's diet can also increase the frequency of stools, which can lead to diaper rash. If you're breast-feeding, your baby may develop diaper rash in response to something you've eaten, such as tomato-based foods.
· Irritation from a new product. Disposable wipes, a new brand of disposable diaper, or a detergent, bleach or fabric softener used to launder cloth diapers can all irritate your baby's delicate bottom. Other substances that can add to the problem include ingredients found in some baby lotions, powders and oils.
· Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection. What begins as a simple skin infection may spread to the surrounding region. The area covered by a diaper — buttocks, thighs and genitals — is especially vulnerable because it's warm and moist, making a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. These rashes generally start within the creases of the skin, and there may be red dots scattered around the creases.
· Sensitive skin. Babies with skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis or eczema, may be more likely to develop diaper rashes. However, the irritated skin of atopic dermatitis and eczema primarily affects areas other than the diaper area.
· Chafing or rubbing. Tightfitting diapers or clothing that rubs against the skin can lead to a rash.
· Use of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill bacteria — both bad and good. Without the right balance of good bacteria, however, yeast infections can occur. This can happen when babies take antibiotics or when mothers who are breast-feeding their infants are taking antibiotics.

When to seek medical advice
Diaper rash is usually easily treated and improves within several days after starting home treatment.
If your baby's skin doesn't improve after a few days of home treatment with over-the-counter ointment and more frequent diaper changes, talk to your doctor. Sometimes, diaper rash leads to secondary infections that may require prescription medications. Have your child examined if the rash is severe, worsens despite home treatment or occurs along with any of the following:

· Fever
· Blisters or boils
· A rash that extends beyond the diaper area
· Pus or weeping discharge

Treatments and drugs
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby's skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby's diaper rash persists during home treatment, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal cream or possibly a mild hydrocortisone cream as a diaper rash treatment.

Diaper rashes usually require several days to improve and can continue for weeks. If the rash persists despite prescription treatment, your doctor may recommend that your baby see a dermatologist.
Use creams with steroids only if your baby's pediatrician or dermatologist recommends them — strong steroids or frequent use can lead to additional problems

A few simple strategies can help decrease the likelihood of diaper rash developing on your baby's skin:

· Change diapers often. Remove dirty diapers promptly. If your child is in child care, ask staff members to do the same.
· Rinse your baby's bottom with water as part of each diaper change. You can use a sink, tub or water bottle for this purpose. Moist washcloths and cotton balls also can aid in cleaning the skin. Don't use wipes that contain alcohol or fragrance.
· Pat your baby dry with a clean towel. Don't scrub your baby's bottom. Scrubbing can further irritate the skin.
· Don't overtighten diapers. Diapers that are too tight prevent airflow into the diaper region, setting up a moist environment favorable to diaper rashes. Tightfitting diapers can also cause chafing at the waist or thighs.
· Give your baby's bottom a little breathing room. When possible, let your baby go without a diaper. Exposing skin to air is a natural and gentle way to let it dry. To avoid messy accidents, try laying your baby on a large towel and engage in some playtime while he or she is bare-bottomed.
· Wash cloth diapers carefully. Pre-soak heavily soiled cloth diapers and use hot water to wash them. Use a mild detergent and skip the fabric softeners and dryer sheets because they can contain fragrances that may irritate your baby's skin. Double rinse your baby's diapers if your child already has a diaper rash or is prone to developing diaper rash. If you use a diaper service to clean your baby's diapers, make sure the diaper service takes these steps as well.
· Try diaper liners and breathable diaper covers. Diaper liners in cloth diapers may help keep your baby's skin drier. Choose breathable diaper covers instead of plastic or rubber pants over cloth diapers because they let air circulate.
· Consider using ointment regularly. If your baby gets rashes often, apply a barrier ointment during each diaper change to prevent skin irritation. Petroleum jelly and zinc oxide are the time-proven ingredients included in many prepared diaper ointments. Using these products on clear skin helps keep it in good condition.
· After changing diapers, wash your hands well. Hand washing can prevent the spread of bacteria or yeast to other parts of your baby's body, to you or to other children.
· Cloth or disposable diapers? Many parents wonder about what kind of diapers to use. When it comes to preventing diaper rash, there's no compelling evidence that cloth diapers are better than disposable diapers or vice versa, though disposables may keep baby's skin slightly drier. Because there's no one best diaper — use whatever works best for you and your baby. If one brand of disposable diaper irritates your baby's skin, try another.
· Whether you use cloth diapers, disposables or both kinds, always change your baby as soon as possible after he or she soils the diaper to keep the bottom as clean and dry as possible.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Over-the-counter productsThese products are usually applied in a thin layer to the irritated region throughout the day to soothe and protect your baby's skin.

Increasing airflow To aid the healing of diaper rash, do what you can to increase airflow to the diaper region.
These simple suggestions may help:

· Let your child go without a diaper for short periods of time.
· Avoid using plastic or tightfitting diaper covers.
· Use larger sized diapers until the rash goes away.
· While your baby has a diaper rash, avoid washing the affected area with soaps and disposable, scented wipes. Alcohol and perfumes in these products can irritate your baby's skin and aggravate or prolong the rash.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Angina pectoris & Herbal protection

What Is Angina?
Angina literally means "choking pain," and angina pectoris refers to a painful or uncomfortable sensation in the chest that occurs when part of the heart does not receive enough oxygen due to disease in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.

The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients. The word "coronary" means a crown and is the name given to the arteries that circle the heart like a crown

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease.
Coronary heart disease develops when one or more of the coronary arteries that supply the blood to the heart become narrower than they used to be, due to the buildup of cholesterol and other substances in the wall of the artery, affecting the blood flow to the heart muscle. Without an adequate blood supply, heart muscle tissue can be damaged.

Deposits of cholesterol and other fat-like substances can build up in the inner lining of these blood vessels and become coated with scar tissue, forming a cholesterol-rich bump in the blood vessel wall known as plaque. Plaque buildup narrows and hardens the blood vessel, a process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.

Eventually these plaque deposits can build up to significantly reduce or block blood flow to the heart. A person may experience chest pain or discomfort from inadequate blood flow to the heart, especially during exercise when the heart needs more oxygen.

Angina is the body's warning sign that the heart is being overworked. It can be experienced in a variety of ways.

Angina usually manifests as a feeling of pain, pressure, or tightness in the middle chest, especially behind the sternum (breastbone).
The sensation may spread to the left shoulder, arm, and hand, or to the neck, throat, and jaw.
The attack typically lasts for only a few minutes

An attack of angina does not cause permanent damage to the heart muscle. This is the main difference between angina and a heart attack, during which part of the heart muscle suffers permanent damage (unless the new clot-busting drugs are given in time).

Stable versus unstable angina
It is very important to distinguish between two types of angina: stable angina and unstable angina. Both types result from problems within the coronary arteries.

Unstable angina can be dangerous, while stable angina, generally is less serious. In order to identify which condition is present, a physician looks at when the angina pain occurs:

Stable angina usually occurs during physical exertion or emotional stress or excitement. Stable angina doesn't lead to a heart attack in most people.
Unstable angina can occur during rest, can awaken a person from sleep, and can appear suddenly during physical exertion. Unstable angina may quickly progress to a heart attack.

Angina may occur during everyday activities such as:

· Rapid walking or running
· Lifting or carrying a weight
· Becoming angry or excited
· Shoveling snow
· Physical stress after eating (when food is still being digested)
· Sexual intercourse (rarely)

The sensation of stable angina usually wears off after the angina-causing activity ends. Attacks typically last for only a few minutes. Symptoms may be worse in cold weather.

Because the sensation of angina, is alarming, many people believe they are having a heart attack the first time they experience it. But stable angina is NOT a heart attack. In fact, most people with stable angina respond well to modern treatments and live full lives for many years - if they follow their physician's advice, take medication as prescribed, and learn to look after their hearts.
Although angina therapy is better than ever before, successful treatment depends upon close cooperation between the individual and the healthcare team. The person with angina must assume a lifestyle that minimizes the risk of further heart trouble.

What Causes Angina?
The coronary arteries are small arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle. This blood flow provides the oxygen and nutrients needed by the heart itself so that it can keep pumping. If the heart has to speed up (for example, during exercise or periods of excitement) and cannot get the blood it needs, it will send out a signal in the form of angina.

The three major coronary arteries are the:

· Left anterior descending artery
· Left circumflex artery
· Right coronary artery

Most people with angina have blockages in one or more of these arteries and/or their branches. A cardiologist (heart specialist) will perform various tests to determine the location and extent of the blockage.

The two major causes of angina are:

Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Coronary artery spasm

Coronary artery disease (CAD)
In almost all cases, the underlying cause of angina is the critical narrowing of one or more of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
Atherosclerosis, is the term used to describe the gradual buildup and hardening of atheromas within the arterial walls. It is commonly referred to as "hardening of the arteries."

The more atheromas that line the coronary arteries, the narrower the pathway for blood. Atherosclerosis often restricts as much as 70% of the blood that flows through the coronary arteries. Although the heart muscle receives enough blood for routine activities like walking or sitting, myocardial ischemia, (insufficient blood in the heart muscle) results when the narrow arteries do not allow enough blood to reach the heart during periods of physical or emotional stress. This lack of blood will trigger an episode of angina.

The exact cause(s) of coronary artery disease remains unknown. Yet experts have identified some of the risk factors that increase a person's chance of getting this disease. They include:

· Aging
· High blood pressure (hypertension)
· Cigarette smoking
· High blood cholesterol
· Being overweight
· Lack of exercise
· Family history of angina or heart attack at a young age
· Diabetes
· Certain individuals, though, develop angina without having any of the above common risk factors for CAD.
· Coronary artery spasm

People with variant angina often experience an active phase of the disease in which they are at particular risk for:

· Serious cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm disturbances), such as ventricular tachycardia, (rapid rate of the left, pumping chamber of the heart) and fibrillation, (rapid, uncoordinated contraction [squeezing] of the heart muscle)
· Myocardial infarction (MI; a heart attack)
· Sudden death

Chest pain is the major symptom of angina. People who have angina often experience:
Crushing pain, "Heaviness," or Tightness in the middle of the chest.
It may feel as if someone is squeezing or pressing on the heart, or it may feel like a stabbing pain or numbness.

The sensation:
· Ordinarily lasts from one to 10 minutes
· May spread to the left shoulder, arm, and hand or to the neck, throat, and jaw
· Sometimes there are additional symptoms such as:
· Sweating
· Nausea
· Breathing difficulties
Heart attack occurs when there is blockage of a coronary artery,, and it may lead to permanent heart injury or death. In addition, heart attack lasts much longer than angina, and its symptoms generally continue even after a person rests.

Does chest pain always mean a heart problem?
Chest pain does not always mean that there is a problem with the heart. Other conditions can be confused with angina.

For example:
· Anxiety and tension are common causes of sharp chest pain.
· Gallbladder disease or indigestion also can cause pain in the chest, although such pain is associated with food rather than exercise.

When is angina an emergency?

Usually there are specific signs that angina is very serious or, indeed, an emergency. Whether or not a person has stable or unstable angina, it is important to go to the hospital IMMEDIATELY if anginal pain or discomfort is:

· More severe than previously experienced
· Getting worse or lasting longer than 20 minutes
· Accompanied by weakness, nausea, or fainting
· Unchanged after taking three nitroglycerin tablets
· Happening at an unusual time (for example, during rest)
· If ambulance service is not available locally, a person should be driven to the nearest hospital.

How Is Angina Diagnosed?
A diagnosis of angina pectoris is based upon a number of factors, including the person's symptoms, his or her medical history, and a physical examination. The physician will want to make sure that the individual's chest pain is caused by angina and not some other condition, such as indigestion. In addition, the physician will want to determine how far coronary artery disease (CAD) has progressed.

Tests used to diagnose angina include:

Electrocardiography (EKG, ECG)
Chest x-ray
Exercise (stress) test
Coronary angiography/cardiac catheterization
Ergonovine test
Blood tests

Individuals with angina may consider:
Smoking cessation
Weight loss and proper nutrition
Regular exercise

Regular exercise
Many people with angina can and should exercise regularly, provided that exercise is not carried out to the point of exhaustion. Exercise helps to keep weight down, reduces clotting tendencies, improves heart function, and improves the blood lipid profile (fatty substances in the blood). Perhaps most importantly - exercise lessens depression and anxiety, since people feel better when they are fit.
Very inactive or sedentary individuals should begin to exercise slowly. To avoid injury, it is important to stretch the muscles before exercise.
The easiest form of exercise is simple: brisk walking. Other suitable activities include swimming, slow jogging, golf, or bicycling.
A typical cardiorespiratory (heart/lung) fitness program calls for 15 to 30 minutes of low-intensity aerobic exercise, (oxygen-using, endurance-building exercise) every other day. Alternative programs may recommend more frequent exercise (for example, five days a week

A variety of medicines now are available for the treatment of angina. There are five main types of medication, which help to control symptoms and increase blood flow to the heart muscle:

Calcium channel blockers
Statin drugs

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to combat chronic constipation (herbal bowel clensers) to kill parasites
to make pleasant and headache free fasting experience (salt water flush and enema are used to clean colon)

"Colon cleanse" or "Bowel Cleanse" or "Intestinal Cleanse" or Intestinal Therapy are terms referring to a procedure (or a therapy) that as a main goal have healthy bowel and healthy bowel flora!.

Real "bowel cleanse" depends on how healthy your
digestive tract is. Some people may need to work on the health of their intestines the rest of their life. Process of healing your bowel is not a separate process from healthy diet, liver flush, parasites cleanse.

If your bowel is unhealthy, just using a single products or an enema or a series of colonics usually is not enough. You must improve your diet, you must improve your lifestyle, you may need to do a
parasites cleanse and also you should flush your liver at least 6 to 12 times, so the whole process may take you up to a year or longer.

The more antibiotics you have consumed during your life ... the longer time it can take you to heal your bowel.The more preservatives and other junk foods you have consumed during your life ... the longer time it may take you to heal your bowel. This is especially true for people who have been exposed to antibiotics and junk food from early age.
But, after trying some bowel cleansing or parasites cleansing products you may achieve results already after a few days or weeks.

Intestinal cleansing usually involves fasting (but not always), drinking a lot liquids (advisable), like freshly pressed vegetable
juices or lemonade, doing at least once a day enema, oral or anal enema.

Bowel cleanse mean taking some products that may include (herbs) that are known to
kill parasites and worms, containing digestive enzymes, containing herbs that stimulates liver, gallbladder and intestines, containing products that kill candida, containing active carbon, also psyllium husk or seeds, or flax seeds

What about herbal products? What commercial products can we recommend?
The only way to find the best product for you is to try more then one.
Should I do parasites cleanse at the same time? Yes, the best way to cleanse bowel is if you do it together with parasite killing herbs
Bowel movements are the basis of your health. If you don't have at least one bowel movement per day, you are already walking your way toward diseases.
It improves your health and your well being. Especially people who have intestinal parasites, Candidiasis (Candida infection), people who suffer from allergies, underweight, digestive problems, "incurable diseases" ...

Everyone would greatly benefit with doing a full Bowel Cleanse at least once per year, with ongoing colon maintenance when necessary. It is recommended that Parasite Cleanse be taken at the same time as the Bowel Cleanse. For optimum health, our objective should be to cleanse not only the colon, but all of the vital inner organs as well.

The colon

Why Cleanse the Bowel ?
A good cleansing program should always begin by removing the waste in your colon, the last portion of your food processing chain. If you attempt to clean your liver, blood, or lymph system without first addressing a waste filled bowel, the excreted toxins will only get recycled back into your body.One of the most frequent bowel problems that people experience today is constipation. Constipation is generally attributed to a low fiber diet and lack of sufficient water, which cause our fecal matter to become condensed and compressed.A constipated system is one in which the transition, or "time", of toxic wastes is slow and the consistency of the stool can cause strain (which over time may cause hemorrhoids, varicose veins, hernia, or other mechanically induced problems). The longer the "transit time", the longer the toxic waste matter sits in our bowel which allows proteins to putrefy, fats to rancify, and carbohydrates to ferment.The longer your body is exposed to putrefying food in your intestines, the greater the risk of developing disease. Even with one bowel movement per day, you will still have at least three meals worth of waste matter putrefying in your colon at all times. On top of all this, your system can also become continuously self-polluting by the poisonous gases that are caused by foods you don't tolerate. These poisonous gases can enter your bloodstream, irritating your organs and joints. Alternating between constipation and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone, are also indications of foul matter in your intestines. And finally, the much more serious problems of cancer and immune system dysfunctions begin with a toxic bowel.Every physician should realize that the intestinal toxemias (poisons) are the most important primary and contributing causes of many disorders and the diseases of the human body."

Bowel Cleansing Protocols:
Standard bowel cleanse may contain:
· fasting on water, juices, raw fruits and vegetables
· Probiotics
· Psyllium husk and/or seeds or flax seeds
· salt water enema
INTESTINAL CLEANSER (psyllium seeds)A psyllium seed product of highest quality/possessing better than average solidifying properties—quick jelling. Excellent for removing old accumulated mucus and feces that may have become impacted in pockets of the colon. Acts as a bulky mucilaginous material to aid in elimination.

Vegetable juices
The Powerful healing therapy no-one ever uses
One of the most simple, very cheep, and most effective program. Drink freshly pressed carrot juice and/or juice of other vegetables/grasses for two days or for two weeks or for two months. Carrot is sometimes contraindicated in case of CANDIDA infection. Use other vegetable in that case, vegetable that does not contain a lot of sugar (cabbage)
With this program you can begin curing: cancer, aids, arthritis, eczema, psoriases,...

Each cup of juice should contain at least two of the following:
FRESH celery,
Wheat grass, barley grass,
parsley, or dark green vegetables.

Also throw in apples, oranges and lemons (whole) from time to time.Include also seeds of the fruits: Apple, Apricots, Pears, It contains Vitamin B17, Laetrile
As the colon becomes impacted with dry putrefactive waste, its shape and function are affected in numerous ways. It may stretch like a balloon in certain areas, or develop diverticula (pouches on the intestinal wall which may become infected), or fall down upon itself (prolapsed colon). All of these colon malformations greatly impair your large intestine's ability to function.

Important Facts About the Colon Lack of fiber and water in the diet is the main cause of intestinal disorders The small intestines is where most nutrition is absorbed. Stress can affect nutrient absorption and cause irritation of the small intestine The large intestine absorbs minerals and water. When the membrane of the large colon is unhealthy (impacted), it cannot assimilate and absorb the minerals and creates deficiency diseases (no matter how many supplements we take). The health of the entire body is maintained when the intestinal system is working properly.

Some of the Symptoms of Colon Dysfunction
Lower back pain Neck and shoulder pain Skin problems Brain fog (hard time concentrating) Fatigue Sluggishness Colds and flus Constipation or diarrhea Digestive problems Flatulence/gas Pain in lower stomach (especially left side) Bloating Crohn's disease Ulcerative colitusColitis/Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis Leaky Gut Syndrome

Parasite killing herbs:
Cloves, Garlic, Pumpkin Seeds, Wormwood, Goldenseal, Sage, Thyme, Fennel, Grape Seed Extract, senna

Cleansing the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and increased sense of well being

Enema bag

How to cleanse your colon using Coffee Enema

Coffee Enema – Simple way
Coffee Enema Ingredients: Regular ground coffee, not instant. 4 table spoon. coffee to 8 cups of hot waterBrew in coffee maker/pot. When cool, pour into bag Clinical Indications:
DysmenorrheaEczemaGoutIrritable bowel syndromePsoriasisRheumatoid arthritis
Chronic constipationLiver ailmentsPast or present drug abuseCancerAIDS

Directions:Fill enema bag Hook about 4 feet above floor (on towel rack) Knee-chest position with chest against floor and rectum higher than head Insert nozzle tip into rectum, using lubricant (olive oil) if needed Empty water into rectum, and hold inside rectum as much as possible Massage abdomen in counter-clockwise direction When bag is empty or no more fluid can be held, remove tip Lie on each side for 5 minutes, while massaging abdomen Discard contents of rectum into toilet Repeat until bag is empty

Most commonly adult person would use 1/2 or up to one liter of water. Procedure is usually repeated several times, until colon is totally clean. Best results are achieved by massaging the intestines and by holding the water as long as possible/comfortable. It is smart to add probiotics into the last enema water!

How do you know that colon is clean? By the color of water that is coming out. Once the water is clean, it usually means that colon is clean, but some people may have layers of mucoid plaque, and it may take days or weeks of cleansing to get it out

OUR herbal products for intestinal and liver cleansing Hepato-colon mix ®

· Castor oil
· Neem powder
· Wormwood, or Artemisia
· Dandelion roots
· Fennel seeds
· Senna leaf
· Organic flax seeds
· Aloe vera gel
· Burdock root

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Iron folic Tea ® to treat anemia

Test your blood for anemia

Red blood cells and hemoglobin oxygenation

What Is Anemia?

Anemia is a condition where there is an abnormally low number of red blood cells circulating in the body. It is the most common disorder of the red blood cells, affecting about 3.5 million Malaysian.

Anemia is not a disease. It is a condition that results from below-normal levels of hemoglobin, in the red blood cells. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing pigment of the red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues.
There are many different kinds of anemia, each with its own cause. For example, a poor diet can cause anemia. The more severe types of this condition are often inherited.

Why Does Anemia Occur?
To understand why anemia occurs, it's important to understand the function of blood itself. Blood is a mixture of plasma (the fluid part of the blood) and cells. Its red color comes from the predominant cells found in the blood, called erythrocytes.
A healthy person has about 5 million red cells in every cubic millimeter of blood. Each cell contains a protein (hemoglobin) that carries oxygen through the body.
If the red blood cells fail to effectively transport oxygen throughout the body, anemia can result.

Facts About Anemia
The word anemia is Greek for "without blood."
Anemia is a common problem for menstruating women because their iron supplies are depleted monthly.
In young children, marrow in all the bones produces red blood cells. As a person ages, red blood cells are eventually produced only in the marrow of the spine, ribs, and pelvis.
The life span of a red blood cell is between 90 and 120 days.
Old red blood cells are removed from the blood by the liver and spleen, and the iron is returned to the bone marrow to make new cells.

What Causes Anemia?

There are three general causes of anemia:
· Decreased red cell production by the bone marrow
· Increased red cell destruction, or hemolysis
· Blood loss from heavy menstrual periods or internal bleeding

When you're anemic, your body either produces too few healthy red blood cells, or destroys them faster than they can be replaced or loses too many of them. If your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals, the production of hemoglobin can slow down.

Types of anemia caused by decreases in red cell production include:

· Iron deficiency anemia
· Vitamin deficient anemia

If something in the body destroys or attacks red blood cells, the bone marrow tries to produce more blood. If the destruction of red blood cells is rapid, the marrow can't catch up. This problem is often inherited. The resulting anemia is called hemolytic anemia.
A healthy person whose diet contains plenty of iron and vitamins can produce large amounts of new blood, reducing the risk of anemia.

What Are The Symptoms Of Anemia?
A person with anemia will feel tired and weak because the body's tissues are being starved of oxygen. In fact, fatigue is the main symptom of most types of anemia. The severity of symptoms is in part related to the severity of anemia. Mild anemia can occur without symptoms and may be detected only during a medical exam that includes a blood test.

Symptoms of anemia include:
· Fatigue
· Weakness
· Fainting
· Breathlessness
· Heart palpitations (rapid or irregular beating)
· Dizziness
· Headache
· Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
· Difficulty sleeping
· Difficulty concentrating

Common signs include:
· Pale complexion
· The normally red lining of the mouth and eyelids fades in color
· Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
· Abnormal menstruation (either absence of periods or increased bleeding)
· Other signs depend on the cause of the anemia. These can include spoon-shaped finger nails and toenails in iron-deficiency anemia, mild jaundice in hemolytic anemias, and leg ulcers in sickle cell anemia .

The Different Kinds Of Anemia
There are different kinds of anemia. Some forms of this condition are inherited, while others are brought on by poor nutrition.

Iron Deficiency Anemia
The body needs iron to produce the hemoglobin necessary for red blood cell production. In general, most people need just 1 milligram of iron daily. Menstruating women need double that dose.

Vitamin Deficiency Anemias
Vitamin B-12 is also essential in hemoglobin production. Normally, a chemical secreted by the stomach helps the body absorbs this vitamin. However, some people can't readily absorb B-12. The result is B-12 deficiency (pernicious anemia).

A lack of folic acid, another one of the B vitamins, can also lead to anemia. Folic acid deficiency is a particular problem for alcoholics.

Hemolytic Anemias
Anemia caused by the premature destruction of red blood cells is known as hemolytic anemia. In this type of anemia, antibodies produced by the immune system damage red blood cells.
Toxic materials such as lead, copper, and benzene can also cause the destruction of red blood cells. Blood transfusions may be necessary for some people with this kind of anemia.

Hemolytic anemia can be acquired or inherited.

Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell anemia is also known as Hemoglobin S disease. This is a serious, life-threatening inherited form of anemia. Persons with this disease have sickle-shaped red blood cells that are stiff and unable to squeeze through blood vessels.
Persons with this disease often suffer from pain in the joints and bones. Infections and heart failure can also occur.

This is a group of anemias due to the defects in the genes producing hemoglobin. It is most common in people of Mediterranean descent.

Aplastic Anemia
This is one of the deadliest and most rare forms of anemia. Only two to six people per million have this type of anemia. The condition results from an unexplained failure of the bone marrow to produce all types of blood cells.

How Is Anemia Diagnosed?
Anemia can be detected by a simple blood test. Most causes can be diagnosed by analysis of blood samples and by examination of the blood cells under a microscope.
A complete blood count test is always performed. The red blood cells and their iron-bearing protein, hemoglobin, are measured. The percentage of red blood cells in the blood is called a hematocrit.
A blood smear will determine the size, shape, and color of the blood cells. The shape of the red blood cells can be distorted in many blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia.

Iron deficiency anemia is suspected when the red cells are low in number and unusually small. Measuring the amount of iron and its associated proteins in the blood can confirm this diagnosis.

How Is Anemia Treated?
The treatment for anemia depends on the type and cause.
Iron deficiency anemia is treated with iron (ferrous sulphate) supplements, initially taken three times a day. If nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea or constipation occur, the medication may be taken with a little bit of food.

Treatment should be continued for three to six months in order for the body to fully replenish its iron supply. As long as excessive bleeding is not present and there are no other complicating factors, the anemia will be corrected within a few weeks. However, if the iron deficiency is caused by blood loss that is not due to menstruation, the source of bleeding must be found and stopped.
Pernicious anemia, or vitamin B-12 deficiency, is treated by a life-long course of intramuscular injections of B-12. Persons with this type of anemia receive a shot of B-12 several times a week when first diagnosed. The treatment may continue for life, with one shot about four times a year.
Folic acid deficiency anemia can be corrected by taking folic acid supplements once a day.

Hereditary hemolytic anemias, such as thalassemia is treated by first eliminating any existing infections and avoiding medications that suppress the body's immune system. These medications may attack red blood cells. In addition, persons with these types of anemia may require regular blood transfusions.

Sickle cell anemia patients may be given oxygen, oral and intravenous fluids and pain-killing drugs to reduce pain and prevent complications. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed as well. Sufferers will need blood transfusions when the anemia becomes severe.

Need To Know:
Most cases of anemia are mild. Without treatment, however, serious problems can occur, since the reduction in red blood cells decreases the ability to absorb oxygen from the lungs.
You should never self-diagnose yourself with anemia. The symptoms of fatigue and weakness can be the result of many other diseases. If you suspect you have anemia, contact your doctor.

Herbs that can help to reduce the impact of anemia on your body

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