I Need to Get My Back Fixed Up

It has been quite awhile since I had trouble with my back, about fifteen years ago I had a Chicago chiropractor do some work to it, having been involved in an accident on the public train system in the city. He laid me out on this table and started to twist me around in different ways. It was a little bit scary to be honest, because if you do the research you learn that there are possible bad outcomes with this sort of thing. The chiropractor is there trying to get all of your bones back into the proper alignment and there is the chance that they can make a mistake. They can try to do something too hard. The big problem is when they try to mess around with the upper back or the area around the neck. I do not want to have them doing stuff up in that area, but you can get problems in the area where my back hurts. Continue reading “I Need to Get My Back Fixed Up”

Does Anything Really Help You Lose a Lot of Weight?

I got to thinking about this the other day when the girl I was with went in to this store with me. We happened to pass by the part where they have a bunch of weight loss stuff and she stopped to look at what they had. Of course she has a slight weight problem which is very significant in her mind. She is one of those people who can not walk past a mirror without having anxiety about her weight. She was saying something about whether or not to buy hcg drops here and of course I told her that those were not real HCG drops. None of the stuff you can buy is really that, it is just something which is being marketed as it. You can not sell the real thing any more. It has not been legal for a good while. So when you see this stuff advertised it is either illegal, which is very unlikely, or it is not really hcg drops.

At any rate this place had a bunch of different things. It was stuff called raspberry ketone, there was this mango diet thing, which actually works I think (except that you do not

Puzzling Reaction Sudoku Brainteasers Trigger Mans Seizures

sudoku-puzzle-151019Sudoku puzzles can be brainteasers, but one man’s brain had an unusual response to solving the numerical grid puzzles: He developed seizures.

The 25-year-old German man didn’t always react this way to Sudoku, according to a new report of his case. His problems began after he was trapped in an avalanche during a ski trip. The young man, a physical education student, had been skiing with a friend in November 2008 when an avalanche occurred on the mountain.

The avalanche buried the man in the snow and knocked him unconscious, according to the case report. But he was fortunate to have been skiing with a buddy who was a paramedic, and his friend rescued him and started CPR immediately, said Dr. Berend Feddersen, a neurologist at the University of Munich in Germany, and the lead author of the case report published today (Oct. 19) in the journal JAMA Neurology.

The man suffered a ruptured spleen and hip fracture, Feddersen said. In addition, while he was buried under the snow, his body tissues and brain got too little oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia.

As a consequence of

How Babies Gut Bacteria May Help Find Treatments for C Diff

baby-bottle-150406Some infants carry the diarrhea-causing bacteria Clostridium difficile in their guts without any symptoms, but the bacteria may rapidly disappear when these infants switch from drinking breast milk to cow’s milk, a new study suggests.

The study included only one infant, and it isn’t clear whether the same thing always happens in other babies. But if the findings hold true in other studies, a better understanding of exactly how C. difficile suddenly disappears from the gut of young children could potentially lead to new treatments for the illness in adults, the researchers said.

Compared to adults, “There are [bacteria] strains that are lacking,” in the infant gut early on that become more abundant when infants switch to cow’s milk, said study co-author Manli Davis, a researcher at Techlab, a company that develops diagnostic tests for gut diseases.

Although it isn’t clear why C. diff disappears just as these other bacteria come on the scene, it could be that these other bacteria fight against C. diff, and so they might be candidates for a probiotic treatment for people with C. diff, Davis said. [Probiotics’ Future: 3 Promising Research Areas]

In adults,

For Pregnant Women Absolutely No Drinking Docs Say

pregnant-woman-doctor-150414There is no amount of alcohol that is safe to drink during any trimester of pregnancy, advises a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

And all forms of alcohol — including beer, wine and liquor — pose a similar risk to the developing fetus, according to the report from the nation’s largest group of pediatricians.

Although studies suggest that most women cut out alcohol completely when they are expecting, a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit that they continue to consume alcohol, and an even smaller amount say they binge drink, the researchers in the report said.

Women who binge drink when they are not pregnant may be more likely to consume alcohol during pregnancy, the researchers noted in their report published online today (Oct. 19) in the journal Pediatrics.

One of the reasons for releasing the report, titled “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” is because somerecent research has been interpreted as suggesting that lower levels of alcohol use might be safe during pregnancy, said Dr. Janet F. Williams, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and one of

Facts and Fiction of Personality Disorder – When to Talk to a Doctor

Personality disorder is a complex issue. Those who don’t understand it have a sense of fright for it thanks to the popular fictions. Though sometimes such disorder can be dangerous, but, this is not always like what it shows on the crime shows or written in the popular thriller novels. This is a painful mental disorder. However, this is treatable. You just have to find a center which can help you get yourself back from the disorder.

Morningside Recovery has been offering treatment for such sensitive issues for a long time. It has been more than 12 years they are into this field. The doctors and the therapists are trained to deal with sensitive people. The doctors and the therapists of the center want people to know that anything given proper time and attention can be treated. However, you must have the sense to detect the problem when there is still time. The doctors want people to know about the symptoms of personality disorder.

Types of Personality Disorder

There are different different types of personality disorder which you need to know about. Paranoid personality disorder occurs when people who immense distrust of others. They suspect everyone around them and start doubting their

Rely on a True Patient Advocate and Holistic Healthcare Provider

Lowell I Gerber MD is a renowned cardiologist in Freeport, Maine, United States with more than 42 years of experience in the field of cardiology. As a cardiologist he works tirelessly with patients to prevent the fatal heart diseases. Apart from being a cardiologist he offers specialized programs for couples interested in pre-conception planning. He has interests in Prescribed Medical Nutrition and Exercise, Healthy aging, Nutrigenomics, Medically supervised weight management, Holistic Hormone Optimization (Bio-identicals) etc. Dr. Gerber has treated conditions such as:

  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter: This is a common type of abnormal heartbeat where the heart rhythm is often irregular. In atrial fibrillation, certain parts of the heart cannot contract in a planned way which prevents the heart from pumping the necessary blood required for the body. In atrial flutter the lower heart chambers beat very fast which can be caused due to excessive alcohol intake, enlarged heart or heart failure, hyperthyroidism, medications and coronary artery disease. Some of the common symptoms of atrial fibrillation include shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, chest pain, loss of consciousness, beating or thumping in the chest etc. On the other hand the symptoms of atrial flutter may include heart disorders, heart failure or

Overcoming My Pap Smear Fear

Pap smears are an excellent tool in the fight against cervical cancer. Most young women will be aware of the importance of having regular checks. However, many have a dread of getting the smear done, even if they have had it done before.

The reality is that for the majority of people the smear is a painless procedure, and many of the people who dread it really feel more vulnerable than afraid. The key to dealing with this is to develop a more positive mental attitude to the procedure by understanding what happens and why pap smears are necessary.

What happens during the smear?

A doctor or nurse will use a device called a speculum to widen the vaginal opening after first applying a lubricant. A small brush is inserted. It is used to gather cells from the wall of the cervix. Many women dislike the brushing sensation. The entire process takes just a few minutes. The procedure is almost always painless. However, if a woman feels tense or nervous before or during the process, she can feel more uncomfortable.

What does a pap smear accomplish?

The primary purpose of a pap smear

Menopause Symptom Relief And Treatments

How the menopause will affect a person depends on the individual. Some women will not experience any unpleasant symptoms, some will find the symptoms only mildly uncomfortable, and some will find that they have difficulty functioning normally after menopause.

An expert from a clinic that specializes in treating menopause symptoms in Houston TX warns against attempting to treat symptoms without consulting a medical professional. There are risks associated with certain forms of treatment for menopause related issues. Every women needs to acquaint herself with these risks before starting on a course of treatment. Doctors may suggest lifestyle changes before prescribing certain medications.

Some symptoms that may occur during and after menopause include the following:

  1. Vaginal dryness

The biggest problem women with vaginal dryness face is that it may make sex feel painful or uncomfortable. This condition can easily be treated with lubricants.

  1. Hot flashes

Some women experience sudden increases in temperature. These can occur at any time. Women may also suffer excessive sweating at night. It may be possible that the flashes and sweating are caused by things the woman eats. Many women have found that eliminating substances like caffeine, alcohol