Saterdag, 30 Maart 2013

Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis?

We all sweat throughout the day; our bodies naturally perspire in order to adjust the heat. When the production of sweat goes beyond what is necessary to cool the body, which is called as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis:

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating. This excessive sweating is more common in

1. hands (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)

2. armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)

3. feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)

4. the face (Facial redness).

In stressful conditions, this condition worsens with consequent unwanted odor and staining of clothes and can be embarrassing and interfere with the person’s ability to work in high-stress situations.
Almost 6% of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis:

The exact cause of Hyperhidrosis is unknown. It is expected that the most likely cause is a genetic, may be the cause of excessive sympathetic nervous system activity. In particular, is the sympathetic ganglion, thoracic chain that runs along the spine vertebra in the thoracic cavity. This controls the glands, known as eccrine and apocrine glands, head of sweat all over your body. Eccrine sweat glands are mostly concentrated in the palms of hands and soles of the feet. In most cases, the hands and feet are affected. A lesser extent, on the face and armpits (Axilla) regions eligible. This is another manifestation of the overactive sympathetic nervous system.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis:

Excessive sweating is impeding the activities of daily living. Sometimes it is caused by stress, emotion or exercise, but can also occur spontaneously. Patients with Palmar Hyperhidrosis wet wet hands, which sometimes interfere with the grab objects. Most patients with Palmar Hyperhidrosis also consider a difficult social problem because every time you shake hands, let the other person’s Palm very moist, a feeling most people find distasteful. Those who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis sweat profusely from their armpits causing them to stain your clothes soon after dress. Once again, this proves to be very unpleasant and social disadvantage. Plantar Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating of the feet and leads to wet socks and shoes that smell of the foot increases. For some there is profuse, especially when you eat spicy food this is the manifestation of facial Hyperhidrosis or facial blushing.

Treatment for Hyperhidrosis: initially, the treatment for Hyperhidrosis is doctor don’t involve any surgery if Hyperhidrosis are subordinate to other conditions, then clearly, those should be dealt with first. If there is no apparent cause, usually symptomatic measures are taken.

Aluminum chloride: the most powerful and effective agents used to sweating of the hands and armpits are aluminum chloride solution (Drysol, Xerac). Exactly how it works is controversial, but has decided to block the pores of the sweat gland. After two to three treatments a week, most patients experience decreased sweating. These medicines work best at night, when the activity of sweat glands is minimal.

Iontophoresis: is a procedure where electrical current is applied to block the sweat glands. Palms and soles that are sweaty are placed in an electrolytic solution and are soaked in twenty minutes. A disadvantage is that it requires several treatments before it can be effective, but can last up to a month calculated once.

Botulinum toxin: botulinum toxin (BOTOX) is a neurotoxic substance that has been found to be effective in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis, the procedure lasting up to 12 months of dryness. Disadvantages include its expensive cost and number of treatments necessary for its success.

Surgery

For Hyperhidrosis severe, surgery may be the only option. Removal of armpit sweat glands can significantly reduce the amount of sweating. Upper thoracic ganglionectomy or sympathectomy is surgery that can help severe Palmar Hyperhidrosis, but this procedure often has high complication rates.

Colonoscopy/endoscopy explained

Ah … the infamous colonoscopy. Something oh so familiar to most of us with IBD, but shrouded in mystery for others.

First of all, what is a colonoscopy? According to Wikipidea, colonoscopy is the minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small intestine with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.» Um … the camera ano = “minimally invasive” … I’m not sure who wrote that but I would assume they never had one. So basically, they stick a camera where the sun don’t shine so they can have a look at what’s going on up there and what is causing your pain or bleeding, or whatever caused them to attack that camera up there.

For the most part, this sounds a bit uncomfortable and not something that you would like to do for fun. Well … in all honesty is not so bad. For those who have been through this a couple of times we can tell you that preparing for a colonoscopy is much worse than colonoscopy. So, lets talk about the prep.

Since we are going to have pictures of our colon taken sensible and would be quite useful, if there was no “shit” in your colon to the small camera out of the way. So yes, we’re going to have to clean out and clean it well. Methods for doing this will vary based on your physician, but most involve drinking a really tasty cocktails, taking laxatives and possibly an enema. Oh yeah, not eating or … Since we are trying to cleanse the colon and it makes no sense to put more stuff in it. The preparation usually begins with a clear liquid diet about 24 hours before the colonoscopy and then laxatives and tasty cocktails some time later.

Time for a couple of tips: make sure you have a stack of magazines good or a good book. In addition, spending for the expensive toilet paper. And finally …Do not stray far from the bathroom cause once you take a laxative and drink your cocktail and the porcelain God are to become close friends for the next few hours.

Having an appointment for a colonoscopy in the wee hours of the morning is highly recommended by yours truly. The reason for this is that you get to eat again very soon. Once the preparation, the rest is cake. To start, will start an IV and vi will be mildly sedated. Throw on the left side and that is usually the last thing I remember until you wake up. During a colonoscopy, the doctor will be able to do all kinds of great things with that part of her. First of all he will get a great look at your colon. He or she will also be able to take a biopsy and remove any polyps. Above all I hope that they will find the cause of symptoms.

You will need someone to drive home how will be slightly “wasted” from sedation after colonoscopy and you will not be able to drive or use heavy machinery for the rest of the day. The colonoscopy results usually are available right there and then with the exception of the results of the biopsy that usually take a couple of days.

And that’s all …Is all there is to it. By far the worst part is the preparation, but once you make it through that the worst is behind you. And be sure to go somewhere is really good for lunch that day as a reward for having it! One more thing …Make sure you smile to those images; )

Vrydag, 29 Maart 2013

Penlac Nail Lacquer-a revolutionary approach to treating nail fungus

If you are among the millions of people suffering from nail fungus infection, you might try to hide his condition using the nail polish or wearing gloves. However, simply hide the problem will not make it go away. What you need is an effective solution that will completely kill the fungus in the nails and make the infection go away for good.

There are thousands of products used for treating nail fungus, and each of these products has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, oral medications are very easy to use and highly effective but cost a lot and can cause unwanted side effects in susceptible persons. Home remedies, on the other hand, cost almost nothing, but can take up to several months to produce results.

Find the perfect solution for nail fungus is really hard until now. There is a new revolutionary product called Penlac Nail Lacquer that is said to be the closest thing to a perfect cure for nail fungus. This amazing product is sold in bottles with small brushes as normal Nail Polish and applies exactly the same way.

Penlac Nail Lacquer Nail Polish looks a lot like transparent. Is applied on the surface of infected fingernail or toenail once a day. Only about a week, will be able to see the favorable changes in the nail. You need to continue applying this solution until the infection is completely gone and the nail has grown out.

The good thing about Penlac Nail Lacquer is that apart from being an excellent remedy for nail fungus, also strengthens the nails and makes them tougher against future fungal infections. However, if you want to use Penlac for purposes of prevention, there is no need to apply to each nail every day. The recommended application rate is approximately once a week.

Because of its potent ingredients, Penlac Nail Lacquer has been classified as a prescription medication. In other words, you can not buy this without a written prescription from your doctor.

Whereas it is a safe drug with virtually no side effects, perhaps you’re wondering why it is not readily available over the counter. The reason is that Penlac Nail Lacquer can be harmful to certain individuals-namely, people with heart disease, recent burn victims, and those afflicted with HIV or with peripheral vascular disease.

Women lactating and pregnant women are also discouraged from using Penlac Nail Lacquer as it can cause permanent damage in infants and unborn child. In addition, Penlac Nail Lacquer is not advisable if the fungal nail infection is more advanced stages. In this case, you may need to consider more drastic treatments such as surgery.

Despite these restrictions, Penlac Nail Lacquer remains to be one of the most popular remedies for nail fungal infections in recent years.

Gas Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a condition or disorder that occurs in almost everyone, that causes the discharge of faeces, which is soft, loose and basically in the form of liquid, this often occurs, causing discomfort and distress in a person who suffers from diarrhea, making him or her lead a lifestyle disrupted. Diarrhea occurs when a person takes an unhealthy lifestyle, junk food and other unhealthy food, drink less water and consumption of carbonated drinks and alcohol at an excessive rate.

Gas diarrhea is intestinal gas that occurs when a person suffers from diarrhea. It causes discomfort and uneasiness. The usual rate of gas flow is 1 to 4 times a day, but when a person is suffering from diarrhea and the rate of gas flow increases which is regular. It happens and it passes the feces, which are loose and fluidly, which happens frequently. Diarrhea Gas also takes place because there is less moisture in the intestine, as harmful bacteria absorbs them and so does antibiotics of different varieties, which absorbs moisture and liquids in the intestine, causing gas.

A person may prevent and treat diarrhea gas following small and easy remedies. These remedies, that I’m the person who suffers from diarrhea or if a person wants to cure or prevent from diarrhea and having diarrhea, gas has simply to lead a healthy lifestyle, how to have proper and clean food, which is cooked with the utmost care and cleaning, drinking plenty of water, especially boiled or treated water and fruit juicesall these fluids may be taken with the content of electrolytes. Avoid drinking caffeine, sodas, alcoholic drinks and beverages, intake should be reduced and diminished if a person wants to relieve themselves from diarrhea gas.

Other ways to treat diarrhea and gas to prevent the process are following hygienic ways and behavior, so cleaning is the top priority, a person must wash his hands frequently, especially before you eat or put your hand in the mouth, preferably hands should be washed with medicated SOAP or liquid. Another way to avoid and stop diarrhea is to stay away from pollution and contamination of any genre or type, that’s another way to stop, cure, or prevent the occurrence of diarrhea, which is taking place at an increasing and very frequently. Thus, diarrhea can be cured, and introducing certain hygiene and healthy habits, which are bearable, easy and hassle free. Because having diarrhea is a very embarrassing situation for anyone who is having or going through the gas or the condition and ailment of diarrhea. Thus, diarrhea is a mild case and check the condition of diarrhea, which is actually curable, particularly through remedies, but the situation can get worse and go out of the way if the prevention and proper care is not taken, this could lead to diseases and harmful conditions. So when a person suffers from diarrhea, gas, then he or she should consult a doctor.