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Condyloma aka Genital warts

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Genital warts is a very contagious disease that is sexually transmitted. The disease is caused by various variants of the Human papillomavirus. Usuall these are the HPV 6 and the HPV 11. it is spread during oral, genital, or anal sex with someone who is infected with the virus. Approximately two-thirds of people who have anyone single sexual contact with someone who is infected with genital warts will develop warts. The disease normally develops within three months of contact. Women will develop the warts on the outside and inside of the vagina, on the entrance to the uterus, and sometimes around the anus. Although Genital warts are equally prevalent in men as in women, the symptoms of the disease are generally much less obvious. When a male is infected with the disease the wards are normally seen on the tip of the penis. They also may be found on the shaft of the penis, on the scrotum, and around the anus. It is very rare forgenital wartsto develop in the mouth or throat of a person who has been involved in oral sex with an infected partner. With that said though it is still out there! Genital warts will usually exist in clusters and can be very tiny. They can also spread into large masses in the genital or anal area. A doctor or any health care worker can usually diagnose the disease by seeing their existance on a patient. This information is accurate to all knowledge but if you are looking for official help with Genital Warts it is recommended that you seek help from a Professional Doctor.


Improving Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease where white blood cells suddenly attack healthy tissues, specifically joints and cartilage. There are a few ways to help ease the symptoms, depending on which stage of the disease you are in. If you are in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis there is a new disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) which has done an excellent job in controlling symptoms. It works best in the initial stages, so if you suspect you may have rheumatoid arthritis, see your doctor as soon as possible. There are other options if you are in later stages of rheumatoid arthritis. These are also helpful if you are still in early stages. One is to use anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. This does a great job reducing pain and inflammation. However, these have side effects including heart problems and gastrointestinal bleeding. You can also use acetaminophen for your rheumatoid arthritis, which does not have these side effects. When symptoms are mild, moderate exercising including stretching, weight lifting, and aerobics ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Be sure to rest when your joints flare up as this would just add strain to your aching joints. Stretching is important because it increases flexibility and is easy enough to do at any age. When stretching, stop when you feel mild discomfort and hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Then repeat 3 to 5 times. Weight lifting also improves flexibility as well as strength and balance. Barbells are easy, convenient, and inexpensive. Remember to stretch before lifting any weights. Start with 3 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions. If you would like you can start with no weights at all (such as going leg lifts for rheumatoid arthritis in the knees), then add weights when you can. Lift the weights slowly and evenly to not damage the cartilage. Some other popular forms of exercise for rheumatoid arthritis are aqua therapy and Tai Chi. Be sure to find an actual therapist as they have specific exercises they do for arthritis patients. Aerobics instructors may push to far and do further damage. Tai Chi has no long term studies proving its effectiveness, but due to testimonials from patients who have taken Tai Chi, the Arthritis Foundation began offering the class. Remember to always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Some other ways to relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain are to lose weight to take additional pressure off joints, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, using heat or ice, and possibly using devices such as a cane, brace, or splint. There are many resources for additional information on rheumatoid arthritis including websites, flyers, periodicals, books, etc. Your doctor should be able to provide you with some reference on where to look for additional help. DISCLAIMER: This information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read. Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”

Symptoms Of Crohn’s Disease – How To Tell If Someone May Have It

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Crohn’s Disease is sometimes difficult to identify, as the symptoms mimic many other gastrointestinal disorders. However, once you recognize an inflammatory bowel disease, specific testing can be completed to determine if Crohn’s is an issue. The primary symptom associated with Crohn’s Disease is diarrhea. The inflammation of the intestines experienced as a result of the disorder causes excessive amounts of salt and water to be produced that the body can not reabsorb. The body, in turn, attempts to dispose of the excess fluid causing diarrhea. Intestinal contractions also contribute to this process. The severity of diarrhea will vary by individual, from mildly loose occurring slightly more frequently to extremely watery occurring multiple times a day. Another sign of Crohn’s is bleeding of the intestines, typically seen in the stool of the sufferer. This is caused by the swelling and inflammation of the intestinal wall, which becomes damaged as waste passes through the body. Depending on the severity, this can be of major concern, causing anemia and other complications. Ranging in color from bright red to darker shades, blood in one’s stool should cause concern. Abdominal pain and cramping are also common with Crohn’s Disease, as inflammation worsens. The swelling itself can be painful; however, the passage of waste through inflamed channels causes more discomfort. The longer inflammation lasts, the walls of the intestinal tract become thick with scar tissue, which worsens that matter. Crohn’s sufferers also sometimes endure ulcers and sores as a result of the disease. Also caused as a result of inflammation, the intestines can develop abrasions that enlarge into ulcers. This correlates with abdominal pain and cramping as well. However, it can also lead to infection and other complications. People that suffer from this disease are sometimes affected in unlikely areas of their life as well. When someone experiences digestive problems, they often lose their appetite and desire to consume food. This coupled with absorption problems, due to inflammation, may lead to malnutrition and weight loss. Severe cases of Crohn’s Disease also exhibit fever, fatigue, and other issues that do not relate to the intestines, such as arthritis or liver disorders. However, the intensity of symptoms experienced will vary greatly from person to person. While some will have severe side effects, others may have very few. Because this disease is a chronic disorder, symptoms may also disappear for extended periods of time, only to return unexpectedly.

The Bird Flu and The Immune System: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Pollsters and advertisers tell us that people will spend a fortune getting well, trying to cure or mitigate some disease or condition but will almost never spend a dime preventing disease. This is important when considering your immune system. Your immune system is your first line of defense against very powerful diseases… in fact, against all diseases. Yet, few care about it until they need it. Translation: They are facing a debilitating disease for the first time and realize something is terribly wrong. Well…what if you face a pandemic? That means you face a debilitating disease that has gone global and is infecting people through direct …and easy…person to person transmission. What about “bird Flu”? Well. What about bird flu…referred to as avian bird flu, Asian bird flu, h5n1 bird flu, among other names? There is a lot of news concerning bird flu these days. Influenza A (H5N1 “bird flu”) is an influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds. It is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. Outbreaks of bird flu (H5N1) among poultry are ongoing in a number of countries. While bird flu does not usually infect people, human cases of the bird flu infection associated with these outbreaks have been reported. Most of these cases have occurred from direct or close contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces. Distressingly, a few rare cases of human-to-human spread of bird flu (H5N1 also) have occurred, though transmission has not continued beyond one person. Because all influenza viruses have the ability to change, many scientists are concerned that the bird flu virus could mutate and infect humans so as to spread easily from one person to another. The following paragraph is taken from a statement of the CDC: Because these viruses do not commonly infect humans, there is little or no immune protection against them in the human population and an influenza pandemic … could begin. Experts …are watching the H5N1 situation in Asia and Europe very closely and are preparing for the possibility that the virus may begin to spread more easily from person to person. Did you notice the cause for alarm? It says, “Because these viruses do not commonly infect humans, there is little or no immune protection against them.” Since we don’t have prior immunities to H5N1 strains, we are unprotected, allegedly. Often, we don’t have specific antibodies against many diseases…until they contact us. But, then again, that is the reason we have immune systems. Our immune system, if healthy, protects us against viruses – include H5N1 – until it can create antibodies to kill them. The problem associated with bird flu is simple: the people and the poultry that get infected with it have compromised immune systems. If you pursue the issue, you will read that the deadliest disease in history is widely regarded as the Spanish Flu epidemic which killed 40 million people in just months. Scientists now believe that the epidemic was a bird flu pandemic. In other words, the virus came from birds and a virus similar to this one – called the “H5N1” (a form of bird flu virus). Its origins? Most scientists agree that it originated in Asia, as this one. The current bird flu (H5N1) is infecting and spreading throughout the poultry industry in Asia. But, there is an initial – and rather nagging – question. Why do these bird flu strains so often originate in Asia as this one and others, including the Spanish Flu? Answer: Simply put…and here is a key to understanding how to deal with bird flu (H5N1) – poultry farms are absolutely filthy. The stench from such farms, especially those throughout Asia, can be picked up a mile away. Those farms are packed with animals that are weak with compromised, weakened, immune systems. Let these two phrases sink in together: bird flu and weakened immune systems. What about the Spanish Flu? It followed World War I. That War brought death and destruction. But, what about those who survived it? They faced the bird flu. Why? The War brought untold trials in the war torn nations, weakening immune system response in millions. But, why did that bird flu afflict the United States as well? The War brought extreme stress to the soldiers who fought the War, who were now returning from active duty. The bird flu also brought horrible grief to millions who had already experienced loss of loved ones…or, lived with the uncertainties of loss for months. Then there’s the stress of caring for the wounded, crippled, maimed, depressed or otherwise incapacitated. War is so stressful that it brings plague with it. The plague is not just a result of the conditions of war. The stress upon people brought on by war goes far beyond other stresses in life. Certainly, immune system retardation coupled with harsh post-war conditions increases the stress upon life ….opening the door to immune deficiency and, thus, bird flu viruses… The horrible conditions of Asian and European poultry farms and their millions of animals with weakened immune systems is the key to this potential pandemic too. The result is “weakened immune systems and bird flu”. Why aren’t all the birds dying? Because of the rapid spread and highly dangerous nature of the bird flu to birds, millions of flocks have been destroyed throughout the afflicted countries. However, that “remedy” is not working because migratory birds are carrying the bird flu to distant lands, thus spreading its contagion. Interestingly, the migratory birds are not dying from H5N1 like the chickens. Why? Because their immune systems are much stronger, we are told by scientists. Let that one sink in too: bird flu is not killing those birds so readily which have strong immune systems. Hum…bird flu and immune systems…Could be we have something here. But, what if the bird flu (H5N1) makes the jump to human pandemic potential? Is there a solution? Yes. There is one. Glyconutrition. If that sounds too good to be true, then consider this testimony: “In instances of unusual, epidemic, or virulent infectious agent exposure, glyconutrient supplementation has been found effective for enhancing general immune functions and defense. When supplied at higher levels than available in nature, sugars needed for cellular synthesis can take innate defense systems to a MUCH HIGHER LEVEL THAT ARE EFFECTIVE AGAINST INFECTIOUS AGENTS.” – Dr. H. Reginald McDaniel, “Comprehensive Medical Care for Bioterrorism Exposure” Congressional Hearing, November 14, 2001 (emphasis mine) If you want to learn more about glyconutrition and H5N1 defense…see below.