Thursday, May 20, 2010

Psoriasis Causes Risk Factors

(1) The modern medical system has not been able to establish the exact cause of psoriasis. Recent studies have shown that psoriasis involves an abnormality in the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself. This abnormality is related to the metabolism of amino acids, the protein chemicals which are nature’s basic building blocks for the reproduction of cell tissues.

(2) Heredity also plays a role in the development of psoriasis as it tends to occur in families.

(3) About 30 per cent of the patients have a family history of the disease.

(4) The factors that aggravate and precipitate the outbreak of psoriasis are injury to the skin in the form of cuts, burns, and minor abrasions, changes in the seasons, physical and emotional stress, infections and use of certain medicines for the treatment of other diseases.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eczema Cures Remedies Treatments

(1) The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages and all condiments and highly flavored dishes. He should also avoid sugar, white flour products, denatured cereals like polished rice, and pearled barley and tinned or bottled foods. He should eat only pure and wholesome foods.

(2) Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of eczema. The formula proportions considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml. to make 500 ml. or half a liter of juice. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible. Restrictive clothing should not be worn.

(3) Two or three liters of water should be taken daily and the patient must bath twice or thrice a day.

(4) The skin, with the exception of the parts affected with eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking the bath.

(5) Coconut oil may be applied to the portions with eczema. It will help the skin to stay soft. Walking or jogging should be resorted to in order to inactivate the bowels. Sun bathing is also beneficial as it kills the harmful bacteria and should be resorted to early in the morning, in the first light of dawn. A light mudpack should be applied over the sites of the eczema is also helpful.

The pack should be applied for an hour at a time and should be repeated twice or thrice a day.

(6) In cases of acute eczema, cold compress or cold wet fomentations are beneficial. The affected part should be wrapped with a thick soft cloth. The cloth should be moistened with cold water (55 o - 60 o F) every 15 to 30 minutes for two hours at a time. The bandage should be left intact, keeping the cloth cold. There may be intensification of itching or pain initially but this will soon subside. A cold compress may be applied twice daily for a week or so.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Eczema Symptoms Signs Defination

The term ‘eczema’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to boil.’ It refers to an inflammation of the Skin which results in the formation of vesicles or pustules. It is the most common and most troublesome of all skin diseases.

Eczema is essentially a constitutional disease, resulting from a toxic condition of the system.

The disease covers a wide variety of forms, the majority of them being of a chronic variety.

Eczema Signs Symptoms:-

(1) Eczema in its acute form is indicated by redness and swelling of the skin, the formation of minute vesicles and severe heat.

(2) If the vesicles rupture, a raw, moist surface is formed. From this, colourless discharge oozes, which forms skin crusts when it accumulates. The disease is usually worst at night when the heat of the body is retained by the bed-clothes.

(3) The skin itches at all stages. IN the wet stage, it may become infected with bacteria. The healing of the condition is affected by scratching in response to the irritation.

(4) Scratching not only spreads infection but also lengthens the stage of dryness and scaling.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dysentery Treatments Cures

The Pathological condition of dysentery is caused by two organisms, protozoa and bacilli. The former is generally known as amoebic dysentery and later as bacillary dysentery. An attack of amoebic dysentery is milder in comparison with bacillary dysentery. But while bacillary dysentery can respond quickly to treatment, amoebic dysentery does not leave the patient easily, unless he is careful.

Dysentery is prevalent all over the world except in very cold countries. Places where insanity conditions prevail are particularly affected. Similarly, no age is immune, though children are more prone.

The treatment of dysentery should aim at removing the offending and toxic matter from the intestines and for alleviating painful symptoms, stopping the virulence of the bacteria and promoting healing of the ulcer.

Fasting is the only correct remedy for dysentery to bring with. The patient should fast as long as acute symptoms are present. During the period of fasting, only orange juice and water should be taken. In the alternative, the patient should subsist on buttermilk till the acute symptoms are over. Butter- milk combats offending bacteria and helps establishment of helpful micro-organisms in the intestines.

The patient may be given small doses of castor oil in the form of emulsion. This acts as mild aperients and facilitates quicker removal of offensive matter, minimizes the strain during motion and also acts as a lubricant to the ulcerated surfaces.

IN addition to administration of castor oil, the mechanical removal of accumulated poisonous matter should be attempted by giving very low pressure enema, admitting as much water as the patient can tolerate.

This can be done twice or thrice daily. The patient should take complete bed rest as movement induces pain and aggravates distressing symptoms. A hot water bag may be applied over the abdomen.

After the acute symptoms are over, the patient may be allowed rice, curd, fresh ripe fruits, especially bale, banana and pomegranate and skimmed milk. Solid Foods should be introduced very carefully and gradually according to the pace of recovery.

Flesh foods of all kinds should be avoided in future as far as possible.

Other foods which should be avoided are tea, coffee, and white sugar and white flour and products made from them as well as alcohol in all forms. Foods which have a detoxifying and cleansing effect upon the intestines on their passage, through, such as fruits and vegetables, are most essential to a future dietary.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Atherosclerosis Treatments Cures

(1) He should also avoid meat, salt and all refined and processed foods, condiments, sauces, pickles , strong tea, coffee, white sugar, white flour and all products made from them.

Foods cooked in aluminum and copper utensils should not be taken as toxic metals entering the body are known to be deposited on the walls of the aorta and the arteries. Smoking, if habitual, should be given up as smoking constricts the arteries and aggravates the condition.

(2) Recent investigations have shown that garlic and onions have a preventive effect on the development of arteriosclerosis.

Vitamin C has also proved beneficial as it helps in the conversion of cholesterol into bile acids.

(3) One of the most effective home remedies for arteriosclerosis is the lemon peel. It is believed to be one of the richest known sources of vitamin P. It strengthens the entire arterial system.

(4) Shredded lemon peel may be added to soups and stews, or sprinkled over salads. To make a medicine, the peel of one or two lemons may be cut up finely, covered with warm water and allowed to stand for about 12 hours. A teaspoonful may be taken every three hours, or immediately before or after a meal.

(5) Parsley is another effective home remedy for arteriosclerosis. It contains elements which help to maintain the blood vessels, particularly the capillaries and arterial system in a healthy condition.

(6) It may be taken as a beverage by stammering it gently in the water for a few minutes and partaking several times daily.

(7) The beet juice has also proved valuable in arteriosclerosis. It is an excellent solvent for inorganic calcium deposit. Juices of carrot and spinach are also beneficial. These juices can be taken individually or in combination. Formula proportions found helpful when used in combination are carrot 300 m.l. and spinach 200 m.l. to prepare 500 m.l. of juice.

(8) The patient should undertake plenty of outdoor exercise and eliminate all mental stress and worries. Prolonged neutral immersion baths at bed time on alternate days is beneficial. This bath is administered in a bath tub which should be properly fitted with hot and cold water connection.

(9) The bath-tub should be fitted with water at a temperature ranging from 92 o to 98 o F and the patient should lie in it for an hour or so. The head should be kept cold with a cold compress.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Let’s Shape up our body with better Metabolic Rates and Body Fat Analyzer

At very first, want to clear with all my blog readers that, to increase your calorie burning power is called High Metabolic Rate which is the amount of energy your body burns out in order to sustain and rate at which you gain weight.

Metabolic rates are never similar, some have faster or some have slower rates. Persons who are overweight have a slower metabolic rate than other slim. A faster metabolism will burn calories much more efficiently and that individual will have proportionately much less fat in their body.
With the help of proper workouts, we can increase metabolism easily as heart rate will quicken and so that body will burn more energy.

One hand held device, which used by fitness instructors at gyms to give you body composition measurements such as body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI) is called Body Fat analyzers.

As few months ago, I met one of the medical adviser friend who introduces me about Futrex Body Composition Analyzer Products which are really very helpful to know what is going on within the body, easy to use with light weight and faster also.

This is type of Body Fat Analyzer used in hospitals and clinics to educate patients regarding the necessity of maintaining acceptable fat levels.

We also discussed about Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Calculator, which can help us to determine our body RMR.

As he said that there are two types of RMR Calculator, MedGem and BodyGem. From both BodyGem is one of the household device which is used to monitor our metabolic rate at the comfort of our home, but MedGem is generally used by Personal Trainers, Nutritionists for their clients.

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