Allergies

An allergy is your immune system’s reaction to specific plants, animals or foods. Your immune system believes that something  – the allergen – is a bacteria or virus that could make you sick, and attacks it. The allergic symptoms you experience are your body’s way of making your immune system protect your body from harm. How do you know if you’re really allergic to certain things? Only a specialist who specialises in allergies and asthma can identify that for sure.

There are a number of tests that can be performed to assess exactly what substances your body reacts to, and how dangerous they are. Treatment will vary, according to the severity of your symptoms. Some people with seasonal allergies just take anti-histamine pills a few weeks before the time when their allergens will bud. People with more severe year-long allergies may need to take medications on a daily basis to control their symptoms.

If you suffer from food allergies you can’t really take any medication to prevent a reaction, so you must be vigilant not to eat these dangerous ingredients, such as certain nuts. No matter what you’re allergic too, help is available. You just need to find the right doctor who can help you manage your allergies and find a treatment plan that will avoid any symptoms.

Anorexia, bulimia

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Bulimia is a dreaded psychological condition that commonly takes place among women. It is related with women having a problem with regards to their perspective on their body image. They have several issues regarding their self-image, making way for them to feel sorry for themselves. If you ate among those people who are suffering from the dreaded condition, you should know that there are different ways on how to treat the condition.

Bulimia involves an individual binge eating, then immediately forces themselves to vomit either though self induced gagging or by way of diuretics and laxatives.

Other anorexia complications are imbalance of minerals in the blood such as potassium, calcium and sodium. These minerals play an important role in keeping our body healthy. One common anorexia complication is low levels of potassium or also known as hypokalaemia. This can cause weakness, tiredness, dehydration, and kidney damage Bulimia treatment includes psychological visit.

A psychiatrist may help you to free yourself from the condition. It will effectively help you in many ways. Also, they will help you to devise the best and most-effective treatments that can really make a change with regards to your condition. Not only that, you also need to have support groups in order to help you to overcome the said condition. Having an effective support group will make you feel not alone, therefore, it can help you to solve your problem in the most effective way.

Anxiety

An anxiety attack is a short period of massive fear that arrives without warning and for no apparent reason. It can be a one-off event, but most often is an ongoing problem. If you experience regular anxiety attacks (two or more a month) you should visit a doctor. You may have an anxiety or panic disorder. An anxiety attack is also often called a ‘panic attack’. The attack can bring on feelings of loneliness and a feeling of being disassociated from other people.

There are several emotional and physical symptoms associated with an anxiety attack, but the main one is extreme fear. The physical symptoms that can show up with an anxiety attack, such as palpitations, can feel like the symptoms of a major health problem, like a heart attack, but they tend not to be. Here are a few ways to successfully control anxiety the natural way.

Five simple techniques that can give relief
  1. Take a break. Relax comfortably in a seat and do some steady breathing. If you are hyperventilating, you need to breath in and exhale into a paper bag. Then you might take a hot bath and unwind
  2. Meditation helps you to rest and clear your mind. Browse the book stores for a introduction on meditation methods.
  3. Do anything which will require you to have a good amount of focus to the job at hand, and similarly will need you to exert energy that causes good blood circulation. Try cleaning the den, or empty and then arrange the kitchen drawers. You may also do some gardening or even wash your vehicle. You may also reorganize and clean your garage. You will soon find out that focusing on such menial jobs can help control anxiety.
  4. Keeping a daily workout schedule like jogging or cycling is a decent way to help control anxiety. A number of push-ups and sit-ups done for 15-thirty minutes will be sufficient.

Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints. It often causes joint pain. It comes in many forms. There are over a hundred known types of arthritis, and the number keeps growing. The condition can result in pain, stiffness and also swelling in the joints in any parts of your body. Some type of arthritis can affect other areas of the body like bones, muscles and internal organs, and this can result in enervating or even life-threatening complications.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common types of arthritis, and are quite different in their origin. Arthritis is a disease that can affect anyone regardless of age and this includes children. But arthritis is prevalent in older adults. It can cause pain and may stop the afflicted individuals from taking pleasure on the things they once enjoyed. If you really do want to get rid of your arthritis pain permanently it may require a change in what you eat and a commitment to maintaining that.

Exercise is usually good for any joint affected by osteoarthritis, but ask your doctor first. It is important to make sure to keep moving. If you have pain and swelling in your fingers, you can try squeezing a wad of Thera-putty which is made for this purpose, or exercising them with two Chinese chime balls which you can get cheaply from different sources. There are many exercises that can be used as a therapy or treatment for arthritis regardless of how restricted your movements are.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which airways of lunges get narrowed and inflamed. It can be fatal if immediate emergency is not provided. There are many reasons, which can cause inflammation in airways and instigate asthma attacks, and there are also ways to avoid these attacks by proper taken care. Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by recurring spasm of the bronchial tubes of the lungs. It is often present in people whose responses to allergens are abnormally sensitive.

You need to determine whether this is obstructive pulmonary disease or chronic asthma. These bronchial terms point to illnesses of the respiratory system that cause irritation when you breathe. Tightening of the chest, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are the usual symptoms. About 20 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, and the majority agree that its source is air pollution. This disease is caused by air borne allergic components.

The causes for asthma are excessive laughter, singing, crying, smoking, certain foods and allergies. Colds, coughs and sinusitis are sufficient to cause an asthma attack. Doctors use techniques to judge the disease in which one common sign is a ‘puffed’ sound in your breath.

Asthma treatment and control

Asthma is largely incurable. So, it is important to control the problem. By avoiding things that can trigger an attack, you will reduce most of the symptoms. In the worst attacks, asthma treatment will be necessary. Take expert medical advice on how to handle an emergency.

High potency antibiotics are often administered to clear up lung passage inflammation. You will need to rely on prevention and avoidance methods to prevent serious asthma attacks, as there is no permanent asthma treatment. Asthma might not be curable but with proper treatment and precautions you can avoid its most severe symptoms.

Athlete’s foot

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Athlete’s foot, medically termed as tinea pedis, is an itchy skin infection caused by the fungus Trichophyton that thrives on warm and moist zones of skin. The infection first affects the skin between toes and then may spread to soles of feet and toenails. The fungus infects the outer skin layer and spreads through direct contact with infected person. The sites which commonly bear this fungus are floors of gyms, locker’s room, nail salons or swimming pools etc.

The infection may spread by simply walking bare foot on the contaminated surface or sharing footwear of the person with Athlete’s foot. The symptoms of Athlete’s foot include itching, burning, dryness, redness of skin, blistering, cracking or peeling of skin and even bleeding. For some, the affected skin looks white and feels moist on surface. Aging, diseases like diabetes, impaired immune functioning are factors accelerating the rate of contracting athlete’s foot.

Improper hygiene also leads to thriving of Athlete’s foot fungus. The fungus can affect one foot or both feet and contrary to its name, Athlete’s foot is not restricted to sports persons alone.

Home Remedies for Athlete’s Foot

1. Soak your feet in a solution of one part vinegar and four parts warm water twice daily cures Athlete’s foot.

2. Make a paste by adding one tablespoon baking soda to water and apply the paste on the affected region. Wait till the coating dries and then rinse off and pat the skin dry. This is an effective home remedy to treat this foot problem.

3. Immerse your feet in a tub containing a mixture of one part of pure apple cider vinegar and one part of warm water for 20 minutes twice a day and then thoroughly drying up the skin, heals this problem.

4. Pour 40 drops of tea tree oil in a tub of 1 litre water and soak your feet in it. Ensure the thorough drying up of skin after the treatment. Application of few drops of tea tree oil directly on the infected region also has a healing effect.

5. In to a tub of warm water, add 1 cup vinegar, one-fourth cup Epsom salt and 3 tablespoon boric acid. Soak your feet in the solution for 15 minutes and then pat dry. This gives relief from the fungus.

6. Soak feet in a tub of warm water, scrape off the dry scales and dry the skin thoroughly. Then coat the infected region with a thin layer of oregano oil. This is beneficial in treating this problem.

Bruises

Bruises are a kind of injury; and everyone has experienced it in one or other form. It’s a minor injury and in many cases no treatment is required. Bruising is a skin injury which causes temporary discolouration of the skin. Usually at the affected area the blood is collected and results into the discoloration of the skin. It is also known as Contusion or Ecchymosis.

The major symptoms of bruises are reddish colour which afterwards changes to blue or purple in a short span of time. When the bruises turn to yellow or green then it takes few days to heal completely. Sometimes without having contact with any object bruises arise on the body leaving black and blue mark.

Some good home remedies for bruises are:

1. Apply uncooked egg on the affected area. You will get fast relief from the bruises.

2. Apply an ice pack to the bruised area. It will prevent further build up of the blood and will also reduce swelling in the affected area.

3. Raw onion. Apply onion directly on the spot of the bruises but avoid this if there is any cut on your skin.

Chest pain

Chest pain is a pain or discomfort that occurs anywhere along the front torso between the upper abdomen and the lower part of the neck. It’s a distressing condition because we immediately think that we are about to suffer a myocardial infarction: a heart attack. Many chest pains do not indicate there is a major problem. They can often can be cured with a visit to your doctor and bed rest. However, thorax pain can be a warning sign of more serious problems with the organs contained in your chest.

Home Remedies
  1. Garlic is known to have niacin, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron and vitamin C. Boil one glass of milk and then add four to five cloves of garlic in it. Drink this milk daily.
  2. Meditation is considered to be one of the most efficient home remedies for pain in chest. Daily practice of meditation helps in preventing hypertension and calming the nervous system.

Cold sores

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Cold sores, also known as fever blisters and oral herpes, are painful, unsightly blisters that typically occur on the edge of the lips. They can also appear in other places, such as the nostrils, neck, cheek – and even the fingertips. From the first itch to the final healing can take 18 to 28 days – depending on your health and the treatments you use.

Here are the main cold sore symptoms that define the five different stages of cold sores.

1. Itching and tingling in the area just prior to the outbreak.

2. Swelling of the area along with formation of small and painful fluid-filled blisters.

3. Large, open sore develops when these little blisters break and merge.

4. Headaches, fever and swollen lymph glands under the jaw are painfully apparent.

5. A yellowish scab forms over the sore and heals without a scar. You should take care not to spreading a cold sore to others or to other parts of your own body. Avoid kissing someone when you have active cold sores. Keep your hands clean. Only touch the sores with a cotton wool ball or a tissue. When you or they have an active cold sore, avoid sharing items with other people, such as towels.

Colds and flu

Colds and flu often start with the an aching body and a sore throat. It is a good idea to stock up on self-medication products, such as aspirin and paracetamol.

Cold and Flu Treatment
  • Remain at home.
  • Get plenty of rest  – go to bed.
  • Drink a lot of fluids
  • Don’t drink alcohol
  • Do not smoke
  • Use over-the-counter medications to relieve the symptoms
  • Remain alert for emergency warning signs, for example if the symptoms do not abate.

Conjunctivitis


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Conjunctivitis is sometimes known as pink eye. It occurs when the transparent membrane of the eyelid gets inflamed. The membrane is called the ‘conjuctivita’, and when irritated, it becomes red and inflamed. Conjunctivitis relates to any inflammation of the conjunctiva. The inflammation sometimes affects the small blood vessels in the eyeball, causing them to swell and become visible. This causes the ‘pink eye’ effect.

Symptoms

Pink eyes are one of the early signs of conjunctivitis. The sufferer may complain of dry or itchy eyes and children, in particular, will rub them a lot. There can also be a discharge from the eye. This can range from a clear watery look to yellow or green fluid. The colour is often an indication of what type of conjunctivitis you are suffering from. In severe cases, the eyes may be glued shut on waking. This is caused by the discharge weeping out from between the eyelids during sleep, then drying on the eyelashes, effectively gluing them together.

Conjunctivitis Treatment

Conjunctivitis is fairly easy to diagnose. In mild cases, the complaint responds to routine home treatment through eye irrigation and eye ointment or drops. If only one eye is infected, it is obviously important to prevent the infection spreading to the other eye. This is best done by observing the rules of simple hygiene and using disposable tissues and towels. If you are using drops, take care not to infect one eye with material from the other.

You should avoid touching your face and wiping it with towels used by other people. Anti-inflammatory, antihistamine medicines are used to cure allergic pink eye. The best medicine is to keep the victim away from his allergic conditions. Eye drops are also suggested to overcome the irritation and soreness. Substances causing allergy must be identified and must be kept away from the person to stop the infection from developing.

Constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)

Haemorrhoids are more commonly known as ‘Piles’, which are swollen blood vessels present in and around the anus as well as lower rectum. Piles occur as a result of excess pressure on these vessels. Haemorrhoids are either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). Piles are not a life threatening ailment. In most cases, haemorrhoidal symptoms will go away within a few days. Although many people have haemorrhoids, every one of them not necessarily experiences the same symptoms. However, the most common symptom associated with internal piles is bright red blood during bowel movements.

Common symptoms of external piles may include painful swelling and formation of a hard lump around the anus. Other possible symptoms include irritation, anal itching, protrusion during bowel movements, sensitive lumps around the anus, and mucus drainage. The doctor examines the anus and rectum to look for swollen blood vessels indicating the occurrence of haemorrhoids. A digital rectal examination with a gloved, lubricated finger is often recommended to accurately diagnose the problem.

As far as treatment is concerned, a holistic approach can be highly effective in curing piles. Medication, herbal laxatives, dietary modification, physiotherapy and Ayurveda usually cure piles within a few days. However, beyond that, a surgical intervention has to be adopted. The latest technology includes staple and laser surgery.

Coughs and colds, including nasal congestion and sore throat.

Nasal congestion or blockage of nasal passage is a common problem with infants, children, adolescents and also adults. It is also known as stuffy nose problem. It is the outcome of blood vessel inflammation that leads to the swelling of membranes lining the interior passages of the nose. Some of the common symptoms of nasal blockage include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Difficulty breathing via the nose
  • Snoring
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Changes in taste
  • Changes in smell
  • Anxiety
  • Ear congestion
Home Remedies
  1. Consume 3-4 baked black pepper seeds in the morning or inhale the fumes by burning them. This is an effective home remedy for nasal congestion.
  2. Dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in saline water and irrigate nose with the solution. This relieves congestion.
  3. Add some grape fruit juice to a bowl of lukewarm water and use the solution as an inhaler early in the morning or at bedtime. This loosens a congested nose.
  4. Burn 4-5 cardamom seeds in hot coal and inhale the fumes. This eases nasal congestion.

Cystitis

Cystitis is an infectious disease localized to the bladder, characterized by the presence in urine of some microbes. Way of penetration of bacteria into the bladder is always upward, through the urethra (the channel through which urine is excreted from the bladder). Bacteria come, usually from the digestive tract. At defecation, these microbes are advancing in perineal area and can easily enter the urethra.

The disease is especially common in women, in which the urethra is shorter, only four inches, and perineal area (between the anus and vagina) is very small. Classic symptoms of bladder infection are burning or painful urination, frequent urination, cloudy urine and odour, pain above the pubic bone, sometimes blood in the urine.

Pain can be interpreted differently by each patient, the burning pain in the urethra or bladder. Children aged under five have nonspecific symptoms such as weakness, irritability, reduced appetite or vomiting. But simply because germs get into the urine is not dangerous. Normally, in the first urination they are removed.

The diagnosis of cystitis arises only when the microbes are located in the bladder wall and cause him injury. Usually, cystitis occurs especially in those who drink less liquid, which lies urine in the bladder. In this case, urine builds up and stagnates in the bladder hardly more macerating mucus that protects the bladder inside.

In addition to the treatment indicated by a physician, natural products can be very useful:

– Oregano Oil: due to antifungal effect of carvacrol is effectively blocking the development of Candida albicans. Because of antifungal and antibacterial effect provides protection against Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae.

– Garlic Caps: contains extract of garlic and parsley with natural antibiotic effect. Acts Effectively against widespread microorganisms such as Staphylococcus, E. coli, Proteus Pseudomonas, Candida albicans and herpes virus.

Depression

Depression is a mental state or a chronic mental disorder. People who are depressed may feel lonely; feel sad, anxious, low self-esteem, despair, and self-reproach. These people easily lose interest in the events which once were pleasurable to them. These people may have problem of concentrating, remembering details and making decisions may contemplate or even attempt suicide Here are some of the most common depression symptoms:

  • Concentration problems Reckless behaviour
  • Unexplained pains and aches
  • Self-loathing
  • Anger or irritability
  • Loss of energy
  • Sleep changes
  • Loss of interest in regular activities
  • Weight or appetite changes
  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
  • Sadness
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

There are several depression treatments available for patients, such as: 1. Antidepressant medicine and drugs 2. Psychotherapy and counselling 3. A combination of drugs and counselling

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is just a scientific name of what is colloquially known as diabetes. This is a group of several disorders, which are caused by the deficiency of insulin. It typically leads to failure to metabolise carbohydrates effectively. Therefore, the sugar accumulates in blood vessels and urine. This can lead to kidney disease, nerve damage to nerves in feet, heart disease, blindness, amongst various other serious complications to a person with diabetes.

Knowing the tell-tale signs of diabetes mellitus is important in order to be diagnosed and treated early. For type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the presenting signs and symptoms are basically the same:

  • increased urination
  • increased thirst
  • weight loss
  • feelings of hunger
  • blurred vision
  • nausea
  • fatigue

It can be difficult to diagnose gestational diabetes, because all these symptoms can be easily mistaken as pregnancy-related. You should undergo an oral glucose tolerance test: this is the most definitive test for gestational diabetes. It is usually conducted on the fifth month of pregnancy.

The treatment options for diabetes mellitus include eating the right diet, engaging in regular exercise, and taking medication. In milder cases of diabetes mellitus, eating the right foods and doing exercise should be enough to keep your blood sugar levels low. But in more serious cases, you will need diabetic medication.

The right diet for a diabetic will include starches in the form of whole grains, bread, cereals; fresh fruits and vegetables, some meat products, and just a little of fat and sweets. How much you need, though, will depend on your body weight and other needs. It is best to consult a dietician to design a diabetic meal plan that is right for you. Exercise should be made part of any diabetic treatment plan. Exercise helps you to lose weight and keeps you generally healthy.

Digestion, reflux

Acid reflux, also known as gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the sphincter that is positioned at the bottom of the oesophagus stops functioning properly. This problems lets food in the stomach to come back up through the sphincter into the oesophagus and sometimes even into the mouth.

This in turn results in a painful heartburn (a burning sensation in the chest and throat). It can even permanent damage to the oesophagus if no proper treatment is sought.

Acid reflux disease treatments can be classified into two main sections:

Changing your lifestyle as reflux cure

In most reflux diseases, adopting lifestyle changes as a natural cure for reflux may be sufficient to control the pain and discomfort of reflux. The first step in treating reflux disease is to refrain from food that causes reflux. You should also avoid overeating taking alcohol, coffee and smoking.

If you’re overweight you should shed those excess pounds as a part of the reflux treatment plan. Since reflux symptoms can be worse at night due to the lying position, raising your upper body by about eight inches while sleeping can give you a better sleep at night. Alternatively, you may choose an acid reflux pillow.

Over-the-counter acid reflux medicine

If lifestyle changes are not sufficient, you may have to resort to some over-the-counter (OTC) acid reflux medicine. Millions of people use OTC medications daily to treat their reflux symptoms. Products like Tums, Pepto Bismol and Rolaids are convenient, cheap and don’t require a doctor’s prescription.

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is a passing of watery stools three or more times a day and sometimes leads to dehydration. Diarrhoea is caused by a bacteria or viruses.

Signs of dehydration in adults:

– Thirst

– light-headedness

– Dry skin

– Dark coloured urine

– Fatigue

– Dizziness

Signs of dehydration in children are:

• high fever

• no tears when crying

• dry mouth and tongue

• irritability

• no wet diapers 3 hours or more

• sunken eyes and cheeks

Home remedies

Make a paste of 15-20 fresh curry leaves mixed with 1 tsp honey. Delicious! In case of diarrhoea caused by indigestion, use dry or fresh ginger. You can mix a powdered piece of dry ginger along with a crystal of rock salt. A quarter teaspoon of this powder should be taken with a small piece of jaggery (cane or date sugar). This will bring you quick relief because ginger, being carminative (relieving flatulence), aids digestion by stimulating your gastro-intestinal tract.

Make a powder of 10-15 grams of dry fruit of Indian gooseberry (Amla) and 5 grams of black Chebulic myrobalan (Haritaki). Take one grams of this mixture twice a day.

Mix powder of 12 grams of fennel and 6 grams of white cumin seeds and then add 12 grams of unrefined sugar and store it. Take one gram of this mixture in every morning and evening for 15 days. Turmeric is another effective home remedy for diarrhoea. It is a very useful intestinal antiseptic. It also acts as a gastric stimulant and a tonic.

Turmeric rhizome, its juice or dry powder are all helpful in treating chronic or long term diarrhoea. In the form of dry powder, it may be taken in milk or plain water. Boil water and allow it to cool. Add 3 teaspoons of black pepper and 11/2 teaspoon of kelp to 2 cups of water and drink. This diarrhoea remedy is good natural remedy for diarrhoea.

Earache

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An earache can be very painful, as anyone who has suffered from this condition knows. If it persists you should see a doctor, but often you can use an earache home remedy rather than a time consuming visit.

Treatment

Avoiding foods that cause allergies is helpful: this can include wheat, dairy, nuts, corn, oranges, nut butters and all “simple” carbs. Changing your foods every few days can prevent many allergies, and allergies can cause an earache. Sugar can stimulate allergies and mucous, so try to mix any fruit juice with some water. Watch for water inside the ear after a bath or swimming – still water can cause an infection and excessive pressure on the eardrum.

After swimming or bathing, dry the ear gently with absorbent toilet paper. If a child has chronic earaches, there might be a resistance to antibiotics involved. In this case, there a few treatments and solutions that can be used. A few drops of garlic juice on a cotton ball saturated with warm olive oil can reduce pain. Hot and cold compresses applied to the scalp just behind the ear are also soothing. Some use herbal tea instead of garlic oil.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which the endometrial tissue that normally formed inside the uterus grows outside your uterus (endometrial implants). Endometriosis commonly involves your ovaries or the tissue lining your pelvis. There are many endometriosis treatment options available to cure the disorder. But before that it is important to diagnose your condition to ensure that the symptoms you have are those of endometriosis.

Causes and Symptoms

Endometriosis is caused when the endometrial tissue lining the uterus grows in the pelvic cavity outside of the uterus. In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act normally. It stiffens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue does not find ways to exit from your body, it becomes stuck. Endometriosis, when involves the ovaries, cysts called endometrioses may form.

Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and abnormal tissue that binds organs together. Endometriosis can cause severe pain especially during your period. You may also develop infertility problems in your body.

Treatment Options

Medical treatments largely depend on the severity of the symptoms and the age of the patient. Medical treatment is instigated with hormonal therapy that blocks ovulation. This relieves dysmenorrhoea (unbearable pain associated with menstruation) and observes surgical intercession. If surgery is not required, the procedures such as resection of cysts or removal of adhesions are carried out in the patient.

The possibility of return of endometriosis is high; however, these steps can allow women to get pregnant. In women of childbearing age, ovarian tissue is saved whenever possible during surgery; but after age 45, more severe procedures are being recommended. Also, it’s worth mentioning that a hysterectomy may not alleviate all endometriosis symptoms as it depends if there are endometrial implants in other areas of the body.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that causes painful points in muscles and the joints, as well as stiffness and neurological problems such as fatigue, poor sleep quality and depression. The disease develops gradually and can affect great parts of the body. It is chronic, but there may be better and worse phases. The disease can disable you, but can also be mild or almost disappear over time. The symptoms of fibromyalgia are:

– Mental and physical fatigue.

– Muscular stiffness, especially in the morning.

– Poor quality of sleep. The deep part of the sleep is especially affected.

– Dizziness.

– Muscular tension.

– Depressive feelings.

– Anxious feelings.

– Bladder irritability.

– Disturbances in bowel function like diarrhoea, constipation, pain and bloating.

– Dry mouth, eyes and skin.

– Increased sensitivity to and irritability from sensorial stimuli, like light, sounds and touch.

– Pain during menstruation

Fibromyalgia treatment

Regular exercise will decrease the symptoms of the disease. This should involve all the muscles of the body. A combination of muscle strength training (for example weight-lifting) and jogging are useful. Swimming aids both muscular strength and the heart at the same time. Avoid swimming in cold water. At the start, training sessions should be simple and brief, but they can be made longer and heavier as you get used to training activities. Use relaxation techniques like meditation to normalise the functioning of the nervous system and increase blood flow to the muscles.

Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause swelling in and around a joint. It also causes stiffness and a burning pain usually in the big toe. Below are some of the most typical gout symptoms connected with this painful and irritating condition: Lingering discomfort. when the foremost severe pain subsides, some joint discomfort might last from some days to some weeks. Later attacks area unit possible to last longer and have an effect on a lot of joints. You may also experience some fever. This is generally experienced when there is infection that the body is trying to fight.

Itching and skin peeling – One of many typical problems that patients deal with when gout symptoms finally start to vanish is itchiness and skin peeling around the affected areas. This can a rather irritating experience, especially if the skin beneath the peeling skin is not fully recovered. For gout treatment, your doctor may give you corticosteroids via injection, or give you a daily prescription to take for help with your gout treatment by lowering the levels of uric acid.

Some gout patients take daily medication for the rest of their lives to improve their health. Gout treatment also consists of taking anti inflammatory drugs when you have a painful gout attack. Aspirin is never used for gout treatment because it can raise your uric acid levels.

Hay fever and allergies

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, refers to allergies caused by common allergens like dust, weed, dander, grass and pollen. Hay fever is seasonal and it is more common during spring and autumn. Interestingly, hay fever is not caused by hay and is not usually accompanied by a fever!

The usual symptoms of hay fever include sneezing, runny nose (clear, thin discharge), congested (stuffy) nose, postnasal drip, sensation of plugged ear, watery, bloodshot eyes, itching of nose, soft palate, ear canal, eyes, and/or skin, fatigue, and trouble sleeping.

Preventing hay fever

Limit the time you spend outside, especially during peak hay fever season. Try to use air filters and air conditioning when indoors and also keep your house free of dander and mould. Preventive allergy injections may also decrease the severity of your hay fever symptoms.

Headaches, migraine

Migraine’ is derived from words meaning ‘half the head’, because migraine headaches often affect on only the left or right side of the head. Migraine headache is caused by fluctuations in hormones, which cause blood vessels in the head and neck to contract and then dilate. Migraines are severe headaches that usually have pounding, throbbing or shock like pain. Other symptoms include sensitivity to light and to sound, Changes in vision, nausea and vomiting are also common signs of Migraine Headaches.

The most common symptoms identified by migraineur are:

1. Sensitivity to light and noise.

2. Numbness.

3. Speech difficulty.

4. Nausea and vomiting.

Migraine treatment is no longer a headache for scientists. Through daily doses of different vitamins and other elements, many manufacturers have discovered the cure against Migraine headaches. Migraine treatment techniques are easily available and it is now a day curable too. Acupuncture therapy has also been a great success in Migraine treatment.

Heart attack

A heart attack can be a traumatic experience not only for the person having the attack, but also for those around them at the time.

What are the symptoms of heart attack?

* Shortness of breath

* Feeling anxious.

* Chest pain i.e. the chest can feel like it is being squeezed or pressed in the centre this pain can further spread from chest to the arms, jaw, back, arms etc.

* Feeling dizzy or light headed.

* Sweating.

* Sense of anxiety.

* Coughing

* Feeling sick

* Vomiting

What steps should be taken to reduce the risk of heart attack?
  • Eat Healthy Foods
  • Eat foods that are healthy for your heart such as products which are fat free or low in fat
  • Eat fruits such as bananas, pear, oranges, pears, apples
  • Eat vegetables such as carrots, cabbages etc.
  • Whole grain
  • Avoid eating sugary foods and beverages, red meat etc. Maintain a healthy weight

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a disease that the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated in a long period of time. Along with continual heart beats, the heart pumps blood through the arteries to the other parts of the body. Blood pressure is the force of blood that pushes up against the walls of the blood vessels. If the pressure is bigger than normal, it makes the heart pumps the blood harder. This will likely lead to organ damage and several illnesses such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, and so on.

What is hypertension symptom? When we are suffering from hypertension, we may experience headaches, vision problems, dizziness, or shortness of breath now and then. Surprisingly, most people who suffer from hypertension are not aware of the existence of this disease.

So, Hypertension is recognized as a special disease that can kill people suddenly. We may detect hypertension at a regular medical check up when a doctor takes our blood pressure readings. If our blood pressure is found to be above the normal range for up to 5 times, our doctor will declare that you are suffering from high blood pressure.

In general, hypertension can be treated by having medicines, or by changing your lifestyle, or by combining the two. There are a wide variety of drugs that can be used to treat hypertension. Usually, we have ACE inhibitors, ARB drugs, beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, alpha-blockers, and peripheral vasodilators in the treatment of hypertension. Some medications can be had alone or with others, however, some are required to be used with other medication.

Some of these drugs are used more frequently than others, depending on the patients’ conditions.

Indigestion

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia or upset stomach, is characterised by the burning sensation in the stomach or chest region. In addition to burning sensation, you may experience other associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sour eructation, abdominal bloating, belching and flatulence. Usually, indigestion is treatable with effective oral or liquid antacid

What Are The Common Indigestion Symptoms?
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Burning/searing pain in the abdominal area
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Acidic taste in the mouth
  • Flatulence
  • Growling stomach
Indigestion Treatment

Oral or Liquid Antacids – These are over-the-counter medicines (OTC) that are found easily at a pharmacy or supermarket.

These medicines contain calcium carbonate, magnesium, aluminium or a combination of magnesium and aluminium. They are effective antacids and provide relief within few minutes.

Antacids are generally not prescribed for people with a history of hypertension, heart disease and kidney dysfunction. It is always safer to use antacids after consulting a GP.

Histamine-Blocking Agents – They are usually available over-the-counter in lower potencies. These medicines may take some time to provide relief from indigestion. Although they are available over the counter, it is important to consult doctor beforehand.

indigestion is easily treatable with these medicines. But you need to take care of your gastrointestinal system by eating a well-balanced diet. Avoid hot, fatty and spicy foods, as they irritate your gastric mucosa, and aggravate the symptoms.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is not a disease. It is classified as a “functional” bowel disorder, which means there is impaired functioning within the digestive system. In terms of IBS, the dysfunction may be connected to the sensitivity of the nerves in the intestines; the movement of the intestines; or the way in which the brain controls these functions.

Common signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Abdominal pain – People with irritable bowel syndrome often experience mild to severe pain in their abdominal area. This is a symptom triggered by eating various types of foods or even stress. It is often the case that this irritable bowel syndrome sign and symptom would be relieved as soon as a person defecates. Sudden change in bowel frequency – This irritable bowel syndrome symptom could either be an increase in the frequency of defecation or it could mean a decrease in bowel frequency.

You should always consult your physician before using any of the treatment methods as you could be worsening your condition unknowingly.

Medicines for IBS

Your doctor can recommend medicines that can counteract the symptoms you are experiencing. But be aware of the side effects of the medicines before pursuing this route for Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment. There may even be times when the medicines can worsen the side effects you are experiencing. Also the effect of medicine is just temporary. Medicine is one method of treatment but is not a permanent solution. It cannot cure IBS symptoms permanently.

In fact your body can become immune to these medicines over long run and the same dose may not have the same effect anymore. It is also possible you take an overdose to cure constipation which may end up causing diarrhoea. So in using this method of treatment for IBS symptoms one should be aware of it’s side effects and one should definitely keep long term relief in mind.

Anti Depressants:

Some patients go into depression because of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In such cases anti-depressants can be prescribed by the doctor, as well as psychotherapy. Such methods will cover up the symptoms of the condition rather than deal with them effectively.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones are a condition that both males and females can suffer from, where certain substances that are in your urine form into a solid hard lump within your kidney. Kidney stones are also known as renal calculi. Kidney stones then pass through the bladder and are removed along with the urine and can cause a lot of discomfort.

Symptoms of kidney stones

Although kidney stones sometimes might not present any symptoms while developing, the most common signs that you might have a kidney stone include the following:

*Abnormal urine colour and odour, or blood in the urine.

*If an infection is present, fever and chills.

*Pain that increases and decreases in intensity but does not go away.

*Difficulty urinating.

*Groin or testicular pain.

*Nausea and vomiting.

*Groin or testicular pain.

Treatment of kidney stone is not cut and dry or black and white. Before a doctor can determine the best course of treatment. Kidney stones that are analyzed as small enough may be treated through water therapy and non-steroidal medications. As a sufferer, you have to drink at least 2 glasses of water for every 2 hours during the day.

To prevent kidney stones from forming you must drink a lot of water a day to keep the amount of urine substantially large and having the movement of urine through the bladder more excessive.

Morning sickness

Morning sickness refers to the sickness and vomiting that some women have when they become pregnant. It is caused by the sudden increase in hormones during pregnancy. Although morning sickness is more common in the morning, it can occur at anytime of the day or night.

The most common signs and symptoms of morning sickness would include nausea and vomiting.

Home Remedies for Morning Sickness
  1. A good way to deal with morning sickness is to have a cup of ginger tea, early in the morning.
  1. Put one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one of honey into a glass of cool water. This is an effective way to treat morning sickness.
  1. Give yourself six small meals in a day, instead of three large ones. This can reduce the effects of morning sickness.
  1. Mix together one teaspoon each of lime juice, mint juice and sugar. Take this mixture three times a day. It is quite a good way to reduce the effects of morning sickness.
  1. Avoid eating fried foods as well as fatty and spicy ones.

Mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers are small sores that appear on the inside of your mouth. When you move your tongue over them, you can feel the laceration of the soft mucous lining within your mouth and you will also find that most of them have a round look about them.

Symptoms of Ulcers:

o Diarrhoea

o Low grade colic

o Poor appetite, including the horse refusing foods or supplements that were readily consumed before

o Slow eating, sometimes walking away without finishing meals all at once

o Belching noises

o Decreased performance

Mouth ulcers treatment

Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement to help the process of healing and recovery. This will contain the necessary zinc and vitamins A, C and B complex.

* Resolve any underlying allergies

* Eat a diet that aids the lymphatic system. This means avoiding the following:

  • – artificial additives, preservatives, colourings and flavourings
  • – red meats
  • – vinegar and pickles
  • – greasy fatty foods and fried foods
  • – dairy products such as cheese, milk and goats milk, butter, cream and cheese
  • – alcohol
  • – sugar and sugar
  • -based products
  • – coffee and similar beverages.

* Fresh vegetables and fruit should provide the basis of the diet when trying to cleanse the lymphatic system. White meat and fish can also be consumed if you want.

* Drink plenty of water.

* Remove as many environmental toxins as you are able, such as smoke.

Nausea

Nausea is not a disease or any type of illness but it is a symptom related with other conditions. Basically nausea is related with the reaction in the body due to some illness in our body. It is a sensation in which one experiences the feeling of a need to vomit. Some of the symptoms of nausea are dizziness, stomach pain, sweating, vomiting etc

Some important home remedies for nausea are:

1. If you are having the feeling of vomiting due to nausea then you should vomit once so that unwanted things may come out of your body and you will feel little bit relaxed.

2. While having the feeling of nausea, you should not take any type of spicy or junk food. Intake of this type of foods will increase the tendency of vomiting.

3. In curing the problem of nausea you can chew peppermint as it is an effective home remedy for nausea.

4. You can also drink a cup of ginger tea as soon as you have the feeling of nausea. It will make you feel better.

5. You can also eat half spoon of cumin seeds with a glass of water. It is an effective home remedy for nausea and it will also make you feel comfortable.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is considered as one of the different anxiety disorders. Someone with OCD usually has recurring actions and thoughts that usually result to anxiety if it isn’t acted upon. Some behaviours include washing hands and checking stoves and doors. There are also odd behaviours like counting to ten, collecting money or other things and fear of stepping or passing on lines. Symptoms range from mild to extreme.

Antidepressants are some of the medications for OCD. OCD is the type of anxiety disorder, which results to obsessions that are often unreasonable thoughts that a person with such disorder cannot remove from his mind. Compulsions are actions related to the obsessive thoughts i.e. constant washing of the hands because of the thought that it is full of germs. This occurs because an OC person can’t get rid of the thought of the hands being full of germs.

Oftentimes, people with OCD encounter embarrassing situations that is why they are scared to undergo treatment and they also keep the symptoms of their disorder from friends because they are afraid of being seen as odd.

One effective treatment for this disorder is cognitive behavioural therapy, which is one of the most commonly recommended. The basic objective of this behavioural therapy is to desensitize the patient and help them to modify their way of thinking so that in turn they will change the way they act. A therapist will work with you to recognize your unreasonable obsessions and help you to understand that there is nothing to worry about.

If your disorder is more severe or particularly persistent, then medication may be the first thing your doctor recommends. Although medication should never be considered as a long-term answer, it can be really useful and give your body an opportunity to relax and heal while you start to incorporate further methods of treatment. In overall, the best treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder is in fact a combination of a few, namely cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.

Within a few weeks the medication will begin to take effect and make you relax. On the other hand you will be able to use the cognitive therapy to help find the cause of your anxiety so that you can tackle this cause and work to finding a permanent solution.

Overweight

Overweight is a condition of having too much body fat. Although it really has nothing to do with one’s weight, it is most often the case that obese people are overweight as well. The most commonly accepted method for determining overweight in a given individual is to measure their body mass index or BMI. According to The National Center for Health Statistics, a BMI rating of 27.3 determines overweight in women and a rating of 27.8 classifies the men.

Obesity is fatness beyond simply being overweight.

The energy intake coming from food is stored as fat because the body does not use it. Overweight has quite an impact in one’s physical health that many degenerative diseases are directly and indirectly linked to overweight as observed in the history of overweight. It may even have a much worse impact on a person’s mental health. Throughout the history of overweight, its reputation varies from appreciation and the opposite among cultures and in time.

Diet for reducing body weight: Diet is another significant factor in shedding excessive body fat.

1. Always avoid carbohydrate rich foods, such as potatoes and rice. Eat sufficient salad daily.

2. Stay away from the foods such as ghee, butter, cheese, sweets, chocolates, junk foods, soft drinks, creamy desserts, because these foods have high calories and it is one of the causes of overweight.

3. Add sufficient amount of ginger, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and mustard oil in preparing dishes.

4. Eat regularly fruits such as mango, papaya, bitter melons and pineapple. These fruits improve the functioning of the digestive system.

5. Fasting one day per week is very much useful in reducing excessive body weight. Individuals can follow a liquid diet during this period, such as vegetable juices, light soups, warm milk etc. People may consume InstaSlim capsules following this diet plan.

Period pain

Period pain can be defined as cramp and soreness in your abdominal region during normal menstruation.

The medical term is dysmenorrhoea. Almost 8 out of 10 women will experience period pain during their reproductive years. Doctors divide period pain into two categories: Primary and Secondary. Primary dysmenorrhoea is the normal cramping and discomfort associated with the menstrual cycle. Secondary dysmenorrhoea is pain that has an underlying cause that is not typical of most women, and is more rare.

Teens and young adult women most often experience primary period pain, whereas secondary period pain will affect older women, as they get closer to menopause.

The symptoms of painful periods

The symptoms of period pain can vary from woman to woman. You may experience a mild soreness in the abdominal region, or you might feel a radial pain that circles around the back and goes down the thighs.

A common pain associated with a woman’s period is lower abdominal cramp. This can also spread to the lower back and the thighs. If you have severe symptoms you may get migraine headaches accompanied by vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, or feeling faint.

Pain that accompanies the start of the cycle may dissipate in two to three days time. Depending on its severity, the pain could interfere with your daily activities. This will only be true in 15% of women who fall victim to a syndrome called PMDD, which a serious form of PMS that needs to be checked by a doctor and treated with pharmaceutical pills.

There are several natural treatments that might help with all types of menstrual-related pains and discomfort. They include:

1. Exercise. Take light exercise, like jogging or walking, in the days leading up to and including the first day of the period – this can greatly relieve discomfort. Although exercise may not sound appealing while you’re in pain, the rewards can be worth the effort.

2. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid inflammatory foods which may contribute to pain and discomfort in the body. These include sugars, and grains and starches such as bread, rice, pasta and potatoes. Next, eat plenty of animal protein: fish, beef and eggs, plus vegetables to help the body replace all the protein and nutrients it loses during menstruation.

3. Limit how much caffeine and chocolate you consume. These are high in methylxanthines, which the liver must process and detoxify. This imposes an extra burden on a liver that’s already busy processing hormones and performing its many other vital functions.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a problem relating to the spinal column where some object is pressing on the spinal nerve. This in turn creates pain within the lower back and buttock area.

You can also get pain progressing steadily down your legs, sometimes as far as the feet.

Common Sciatica Treatments

Bed Rest: Doctors most commonly recommend bed rest for sciatica. This helps in relieving pain. But just taking bed rest won’t fully solve the problem. You should combine rest with physical activity that is sufficient to keep you active without aggravating the pain.

Exercise: After you reduce the pain, doctors recommend exercises and physiotherapy to avoid the problem recurring. These exercises are mainly aimed at improving your mobility, making your posture better, and strengthening the muscles around your lower. Medicines: A doctor can treat the pain with anti inflammatory non steroidal dugs together with drugs that relax muscles. They may also prescribe anticonvulsant drugs and tricyclic antidepressants to reduce pain. These drugs act in two ways:

  1. by blocking the sensations in reaching your brain and
  2. by producing endorphins that naturally help reduce pain.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases which are passed on from one person to another during sexual intercourse. These diseases can be transmitted through body fluid exchange, blood, kissing and sexual intercourse

Let’s look at some of these STD symptoms in particular. Both genders may feel pain and other abnormal sensations while urinating. Other STD symptoms may include blisters, itching, tenderness, and severe pain around affected areas of the body.

You don’t want Std Symptoms to creep up on you. You need to make sure that you are not going to miss out on something, especially if you are going to get yourself healed. You need to make sure that your life is not swept away by the symptoms and unfortunate world that is created by a sexually transmitted disease. With life being what it is, fragile, why not make sure that you not only get checked for symptoms and disease but make sure you have safe sex.

Safer sex has never been easier, you are living in the modern era of things and safe sex is not something that is new at all. You are going to love life when you spot these things and get treated in a serious manner.

Your love life is never going to get better, unless you address any symptoms you might have, with a swift understanding that there is help out there for you. Also, make sure you tell your sexual partners, because they might need to make sure you’re honest and direct, and your loved one will thank you kindly.

Shingles

Shingles can be described as a viral infection that affects the neural system. It can be extremely painful, and some people have symptoms for a long time after the infection has been cleared out from the body. There are a number of home remedies for Shingles that are believed to help people cope with the signs of Shingles.

Shingles symptoms vary from person to person. Shingles and Zona are other names for the illness Herpes zoster. It is a viral illness created by the exact same varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles only happens in individuals that have had an earlier attack of chickenpox. Chickenpox is more common in children and young adults. After chickenpox has run its course, the infection stays dormant in specific nerves.

Sometimes, and commonly years later on, it emerges as shingles. When the illness first takes hold, there is extreme discomfort and a burning or tingling sensation. A basic malaise could impact the person. These symptoms appear prior to the breakout. The breakout often appears in a narrow area circling the body from the spinal column to the front of the belly spot or the chest. This is since the sickness moves out from the spinal cord down the nerves that encircle the body.

Putting an ice-pack on the area of the pain can make it much easier to manage. This type of remedy is best suited when the area where the pain is originating from seems hot. – Mindfulness relaxation doesn’t lessen the soreness of Shingles as such, however it really does allow people to be better able to manage it. Those who practice this method have been proven to be able to deal with physical pain a lot better than many other individuals.

Any sort of relaxation method might help alleviate soreness, simply because we intensify it if we are feeling tense. Relaxation on a regular basis also helps the body become able to better handle sickness.

Sinus Infection

Sinusitis, also known as a “sinus infection,” is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. This inflammation can have a number of causes, including fungal, viral, bacterial, or allergic. Sinus infection symptoms can include headache, nasal congestion, and pressure around the eyes, fever, and nasal discharge. Other less common symptoms might include toothache, cough, and bad breath.

Home Remedies

Mix 1 teaspoon grated horse radish with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and half teaspoon olive oil and eat the mixture. This will cleanse the mucus build up and reduce the swelling and pain associated with sinus infection. Take 50 milligrams of grape seed extracts thrice daily. This home remedies for sinus infection reduces inflammation of sinus cavities and heals sinusitis. Apply pressure and massage the area around the nose and the area below the eyes.

This sort of acupressure allows drainage and relieves pain. Mix equal amounts of cayenne pepper, clove and ginger and boil the mixture in water for sometime. Strain and use the water for gargling. This relieves sinus infection. Eat mangoes. The fruit, rich in Vitamin A, helps to fight sinus infection

Skin conditions: acne and eczema

Eczema is the conditioning of skin during which the patient often gets upset. While the patient suffers from this problem, he or she feels a lot of itching on the affected area. It often becomes quite aching for the patient to bare this problem due to scratching on the affected part

Some natural home remedies include dabbing on non-gel toothpaste to dry out zits or lemon juice. One treatment method some people have used is applying cornstarch, egg whites or milk of magnesia as a facial mask. Stay out of the sun if you’re taking any acne medicines. It’s easy to treat acne cheaply, simply, naturally, yet effective, at home. Try not to touch your skin to eliminate possible contamination. Popping pimples can cause infection and scarring. Shave carefully and try both electric and safety razors to see which works best for you.

Blisters are also a symptom of eczema. In an active eczema, the blisters seen are small. Though, there are cases of eczema when the blisters are larger, because either of an infection of the skin or the type of eczema that you have. This blisters that are an eczema symptom are filled with fluid, but there are times when eczema blisters are filled with pus.

Skin ailments, oily skin, skin blemish, dry skin, rash

Dry skin is about more than skin that lacks moisture. For some reason, skin that is dry is somehow damaged resulting in an ability to retain moisture or afford protection against the external environment. Some individuals are more susceptible to this effect than others

Dry skin implicates the stratum corneum, or a thin layer of skin that sits on top of the epidermis. The stratum corneum is responsible for controlling moisture loss as well as protecting the body from external damage. In healthy skin, natural moisturizing factors, sebum and lipids in between the skin cells (intercellular matrix) provide moisture to keep the skin in balance. It’s believed that a disruption of this balance leads to dry skin.

Ingredients that have all demonstrated efficacy in helping to treat dry skin:

1. Sunscreen – As with exposure to any heat, exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can dry your skin. Try and sit in the shade if you can. When you can’t, choose a broad spectrum, UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen that will not only help to prevent dryness but also deliver anti aging benefits by slowing down the development of wrinkles, skin discolorations and sagging skin.

2. Moisturizers – Moisturizers help to keep moisture in the stratum corneum as well as deliver ingredients that can help to rebuild a damaged barrier allowing damaged surface cells time to repair themselves. Moisturisers may contain a number of ingredients including antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, lipids (lecithin, cholesterol, glycerides, plant oils), anti-inflammatories and water binding agents such as hyaluronic acid. If you have dry skin, you can’t overdo moisturizing. Apply and re-apply as skin needs.

3. Exfoliants – Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (Salicylic Acid) assist with the removal of dry, dead skin cells allowing healthier skin cells to rise to the surface. They also encourage skin cell resulting in faster production of newer, healthier skin cells. Exfoliants may include a range of AHAs such as lactic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid and glycolic acid. They may be designed for either facial or body use.

4. Gentle Cleansers – Cleansers that strip away natural oils will only compound a dry skin problem. Opt for one that isn’t soap based and that won’t deplete you of skin protective elements. If after cleansing, skin feels dry, then it’s probably too harsh for your skin; try another.

Slipped disc

A slipped occurs when the inner content (the nucleus pulposus) of an intervertebral disc escapes through a tear in the disc’s outer wall . More often than not, this occurs as a result of the natural aging process. Our discs act as shock absorbers and provide cushioning to the vertebrae, which are the bone structures through which the spinal cord passes.

What are the Symptoms of a Slipped Disc?

Believe it or not, many individuals have slipped discs without exhibiting any symptoms at all. These patients sometimes only receive a slipped disc diagnosis because an diagnostic MRI or CT scan for a totally separate issue has revealed a spinal disc herniation.

However, those who do experience symptoms can feel radiating pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness. These symptoms occur when the inner disc material seeps into the spinal canal and presses against a spinal nerve, nerve root, or even the spinal cord itself.

The exact location of a patient’s symptoms will vary depending on which region of the spine contains neural compression: When a nerve in the cervical spine (neck) is affected, symptoms can be experienced in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, and/or hands; neural compression in the lumbar spine (lower back) can cause symptoms in the lower back, hips, buttocks, legs, and/or feet.

How is a Slipped Disc Treated?

Most patients who receive a slipped disc diagnosis will be advised to follow a regimen of conservative, nonsurgical treatments. This could include taking over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen or ibuprofen; alternating between applying a heating pad and a cold compress; losing weight (if applicable); attending physical therapy; or getting limited bed rest.

In the event that a patient’s symptoms persist despite following a conservative treatment method, his or her physician may recommend surgical treatment. If your physician recommends surgery at any point during your treatment, you may want to pursue a second opinion before consenting to an operation.

Sore Throat

A sore throat is one of those irritating pains that most of us suffer from time to time. This may form part of a common cold that you have contracted. Sometime, your cold will start with a sore throat, progress to a chesty cough, and end with a runny nose, before disappearing.

You can take aspirin, paracetamol or ibobrufen to ease the pain.

In addition, over time complementary therapists have created a range of natural remedies that can bring relief.

Symptoms of the common cold

Continuous sneezing

-Cough

-Watery eyes

-Headache

-Slight Fever

-Scratchy throat

-Dry cough

-Body aches

-Loss of appetite

-Inflammation of liver If you have an itchy throat you might want to follow some of these home remedy treatments:

– Eat garlic; it is one of the best ways to relieve a sore throat

– Gargle with warm salt water three times a day

– Make up a mixture of lemon juice and a little honey in a glass of hot water This relieves sore throats, and you can make at home.

– Increase your fluid intake. Drink water, tea or diluted cordial.

– Cut a slice of lemon and then dip it in a mixture of salt and black pepper. Warm the lemon and then keep licking it till there is no juice left in the slice.

– Eat figs and beetroot: they are known to help.

– Basil leaves or even basil juice helps a sore throat

Stomach ulcer

This denotes painful ulcers or sores in the stomach linings or part of the small intestine, known as duodenum. Though mostly ulcers heal on their own, you can’t ignore its warning signs. If not been properly medicated, ulcers can cause serious health problems. There are many ways to treat the ulcers. These include changing your life style, taking regular medication, or undergoing surgery.

Symptoms that create the risk of peptic ulcer include the following:
  • Heartburn A burning or gnawing pain in the upper or middle stomach while eating or at night
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Bloating
  • Black or dark stool (caused by bleeding)
  • Loss in weight
  • Vomiting blood
  • Pain in the mid to upper abdomen.
Here are five ways to treat a stomach ulcer:

Medications: These include antibiotics which help to destroy H. pylori bacterium, one of the most common factor that leads to stomach ulcer.

Breath tests: these tests serve to confirm that the H. pylori bacterium has been successfully treated.

Change your current medications: you can alter the dosage of aspirin, arthritis medicines or other anti-inflammatory medications to decrease their effect on the stomach ulcer.

Lifestyle modifications: you should stop smoking, reduce your alcohol consumption, reduce the amount of stress you suffer, and have a healthier diet.

Reducing stomach acid: you can take medications that reduce the acid level in your gastric juices.

Strains or Sprains

Sprains and strains are common sports injuries and are often lumped together. But they are slightly different.

– A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the fibrous tissue that holds bones together.

– A strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle.

Sprains and strains can cause serious pain. Sprains most often occur in the back or the hamstring muscle, which is located in the back of the thigh.

The people most at risk for sprains and strains are football (soccer), American football and hockey players, as well as boxers and wrestlers.

Hand and arms sprains can occur in gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf, and other sports that require you to continuously grip something.

Elbow sprains sometimes occur in people who participate in racquet sports, throwing, and contact sports.

But these conditions can develop in anyone who frequently performs strenuous or repetitive movements, not just athletes.

What Are the Symptoms of a Sprain?

Swelling, and bruising of the affected joint are the typical symptoms of a sprain.

A significant tear in the ligament (Grade 3) will render you unable to use the affected joint and could lead to joint instability.

Less serious injuries (Grades 1 and 2) may only cause pain when you move the limb. Someone with a mild sprain usually experiences minimal pain, swelling, and little or no loss of functional ability. If you have a moderate sprain you may have some difficulty putting weight on the affected joint and you may experience some loss of function. Sometimes people feel a pop or tear when the sprain happens, which alerts them to their condition.

Remedies for Sprains and Strains

You can expect to get well soon from the agonizing sprain by making pineapple part of your staple diet.

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme which quickens the healing process. The side effects of bromelain is dermatitis, so if your skin itches due to the pineapple diet, stop eating it. You can take aspirin or ibuprofen to get relieve from the swelling and pain Massaging the affected area with comfrey oil or cream can help to alleviate the pain. Five drops of thyme oil diluted either in bath water or some other oil can be used as a compress to reduce the swelling. You can rub arnica balm or ointment as a cream or a compress for the affected area.

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Thrush

Thrush is a disease that exists in the mouth and is caused by a fungus called candida, or what is commonly referred to as yeast. All of us have small amounts of candida fungus inside their body and that is normal. Normal amounts of candida fungus are found in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin. Other bacteria and microorganisms keep the candida fungus in check, but when the balance is disrupted and the candida fungus grows out of control and thrush occurs.

Oral thrush symptoms

The most common symptom of oral thrush is white or yellow spotting inside your moth. Everything staring from the epiglottis, the little tongue at the end of our mouth, to the upper roof of your mouth will be heavily filled with whitish spots which can become yellow on aggravation of condition. There will be profusion of the spots on the tongue and inner cheeks for the most. Along with these spots, there will also be raised spots which will be situated on your tongue and you will be able to feel them very easily whenever you close your mouth.

Treatment for thrush in the mouth

The best oral thrush treatment for you will depend on your condition, the extent to which your condition has extended and your age. If you are an old man treatment will be much different from that of a three months old baby. Your doctor will prescribe over the counter drugs as well as provide suggestions for home remedy which will enable you to get rid of the same. You will be asked to take certain anti fungal tablets that have to be sucked on like a lozenge if any effect were to occur.

Trigeminal pain

Trigeminal pain is a disorder of a nerve, or a group of nerves. Victims will suffer severe shooting pain in the nerves. In severe cases, this disorder may cause such excruciating pain that it reduces the quality of the patient’s life. This condition may affect anyone, but especially elderly people and women. Fortunately home remedies for trigeminal pain are usually effective for everyone. There are various home remedies for trigeminal pain. Here are a few:

  1. Mix a tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon of chamomile, and a tablespoon of elderberries. Take this mixture once daily.
  2. Dilute the ginger oil by mixing it with eucalyptus oil. Gently massage the affected area with this mixture.
  3. Prepare the paste of a sage, and mix it with the paste of mustard. Plaster this mixture over the affected area.
  4. Prepare a lotion by mixing rose water with white vinegar. Apply the lotion on the affected areas.
  5. Drink tea of wood betony. It works as nerve tonic.
  6. Mix half cup of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water. Apply this mixture on the affected areas with the help of cotton swabs.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Urinary tract infection, or UTI, is when microorganisms colonise the urinary tract in such an extent that they cause itching or pain. When only the bladder and urethra are affected, it is called lower urinary tract infection. When the ureters and the kidneys are affected, doctors call it ‘upper urinary tract infection’. The symptoms by lower UTI are as follows:

  • Itching during urination.
  • Pain in the bladder area.
  • An urge to urinate, even though there is little urine in the bladder.
  • A need to urinate during the night.
  • Fever, usually a mild one.
  • Cloudy urine with a bad smell.
  • Pus discharged from the urethra or blended with the urine.
  • Sometimes there is blood in the urine.

Urinary tract infection is usually treated with antibiotics, like cephalosporin, trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin, or a fluoroquinolone (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin). Children who have been diagnosed with some urinary tract defect are often given long term treatment with small doses of antibiotics. However recent studies have thrown doubt upon the validity of this regime.

Warts and verrucas

A wart (also known as verruca) is generally a small, rough tumour, typically appears on hands and feet but also other places of body, which can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. Warts are common, and are caused by a viral infection, specifically by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are contagious when in contact with the skin of an infected person. Warts are actual viruses living IN the skin. Blood vessels feed the wart, and therefore the virus itself, keeping it alive and present.

This is the reason that wart removal can often times be very painful – the wart is attached to capillaries and embedded in the skin.

Symptoms of common warts include:

– Small, fleshy bumps – They are flesh-coloured or whitish, pink or tan – They are rough to the touch

Home Remedies for Warts

1. Mix the juice of the Indian sorrel plant with some juice of an onion. Apply this to the warts.

2. Mix the juice of the Indian sorrel with black pepper and ghee. If the warts or excrescences of the skin are caused due to biliousness, then this will help to to eliminate them.

3. Take a teaspoon of juice of coriander leaves along with a pinch of turmeric in it. Take this once daily.

4. Take a slice of raw potato and rub it on the wart for around ten minutes each day. This will help remove the warts.

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