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Prostate Milking – Treatment Of Chronic Prostatitis

January 15th, 2017

Prostatitis- is a disease that is characterized by inflammatory lesions of the prostate (prostate).

Based on the clinical features of various forms of prostatitis distinguish the following types of the disease: acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis In turn, the group of chronic prostatitis includes such forms as chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic prostatitis.
The development of prostatitis can occur under the influence of various factors, internal and external environment, the most important are: urinary tract infection, allergic reactions, impairment of the innervations of the pelvic organs, bad habits, sedentary lifestyle, chronic stress, etc.

Treatment of prostatitis

Treatment of prostatitis is a difficult problem, especially in the case of chronic prostatitis, difficulty filing treatment.
Modern methods of treatment of prostatitis include antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics), especially effective in cases of acute prostatitis, alpha-blockers, hormonal agents, herbal, physical therapy, massage of the prostate , hormonal therapy, surgical methods of treatment.

Prostate Massage

Since the beginning of the application of massage of the prostate in the treatment of chronic prostatitis, the views of scientists about the effectiveness of this procedure have been mixed. Some scholars view this process as definitely harmful to the organism. However, currently there is a large amount of data showing the beneficial effect of massage of the prostate as a method of treatment of chronic prostatitis, to restore the function of the prostate.
Prostate massage is a complex medical diagnostic procedure to be performed only by specialists and with appropriate evidence.

Indications for prostate massage are:

  • Various forms of chronic prostatitis (chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, asymptomatic prostatitis);
  • Sexual disorders associated with chronic prostatitis (disorder erectile function);
  • Lack of response to antibiotics;
  • Obtaining prostate secretion for the study.

However, there are several situations in which the prostate massage is strictly contraindicated and can cause serious harm to the health of the patient.

Contraindications to massage the prostate are:

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis (there is a risk of infection and the development of sepsis);
  • Chronic prostatitis in combination with malignant lesions of the prostate (prostate cancer);
  • Obstruction of ducts of the prostate gland stones;
  • Cysts of the prostate gland.

The beneficial effects of prostate massage to restore the function of the prostate gland and its efficacy in chronic prostatitis due to the following factors: the mechanical effects on tissues of the prostate causes local irritation of nerve endings and increase blood vessels in the investigation, which improves micro-circulation processes in the prostate. Increased blood flow to the prostate not only increases the flow of nutrients and oxygen needed for the recovery processes, but also increases the penetration of the prostate tissue of drugs. Therefore, prostate milking) greatly increases the effectiveness of antibiotics and other drugs used in the treatment of prostatitis. Also, prostate milking helps release the juice and prostate contained therein bacteria from the tubules of the prostate and prevents the development of the stagnant phenomena (depression prostate juice in the tubules of the prostate). It is known that in chronic prostatitis bacteria colonizing the prostate gland may become inactive forms resistant to antibiotics. Prostate massage activates the bacteria, and in association with antibiotics contributes to the complete purification of body from infectious agents.

In addition, when prostate massage restores normal tone of the muscular elements of the prostate and perineal muscles.

As mentioned Essentials Prostate Massage Technique, prostate massage by itself can not cure chronic prostatitis, but it greatly increases the effectiveness of other treatments (e.g. medication).

It is worth noting that the effectiveness of treatment of chronic prostatitis as a whole depends largely on the attitude of the patient to his illness. Healthy lifestyle and compliance with the recommendations of doctors guarantee recovery in most cases.

Diabetes and Blisters on Feet

March 27th, 2016

There are millions of people in the world that suffer from diabetes. Some cases are more severe than others. However, all cases carry the same risk. Many diseases are very common when a person is suffering from diabetes because the high glucose level leads to damage of the nerves, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels.

One of the most prominent and first symptoms to appear when a person is suffering from diabetes is diabetic foot.

What Is Diabetic Foot?

A diabetic foot is a disease that many diabetics suffer from as a result of uncontrolled diabetes. This disease involves numbness or loss of feeling in the foot because of damage to the nerves in the foot due to the high glucose level. The foot stops normal sweat secretion along with normal oil production that helps lubricate the foot. These two factors together can create a lot of abnormal pressure on the foot while a person walks. Ultimately, the skin on the foot starts to crack and blisters on feet, at various severity, soon develop.

What Are The Causes Of Diabetic Foot?

This disease is caused due to several reasons. The main reasons of diabetic foot are mentioned below:

  • Improper foot wear that can reduce blood circulation in the foot
  • Nerve damage as a result of the high glucose level in the body
  • Poor circulation due to poorly controlled diabetes
  • Traumas such as broken bones or sprained muscles
  • Infections such as blisters on feet
  • Smoking which causes arteries to contract and shrink

What Are The Symptoms Of This Disease?

There are several symptoms of diabetic foot. They are:

  • A constant pain in the foot brought on by a sprain, bruise or foot blisters
  • Swelling of the foot
  • Redness around a scratch or cut
  • Pain while a person walks which disappears when they rest
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • No hair growing on the foot
  • Bloody drainage from foot blister
  • Limp or difficulty in walking
  • Numbness that may or may not last

These are all symptoms of this disease. If a person is suffering from any one of these conditions, they should seek medical assistance in order to resolve the problem and prevent it from growing.

Is it Possible to Cure Foot Blisters Caused by Diabetes?

Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure for diabetes, however, there are ways to manage the disease through medication, physical therapy, and in severe cases where symptoms such as blisters on feet or diabetic foot ulcers become a problem, surgery may be required.  There are basic things a person with diabetic foot can do to improve the condition and relieve the pain. A person can purchase diabetic shoe wear to relieve the pain. Exercise is also essential in order to keep the blood flowing. Additionally, massages should be given often in order to relieve some of the pain that is associated with this disease.

Above all else, make sure to monitor blood sugar level so that it can remain under control. If the pain gets too much to handle, seek medical assistance.

Diabetic foot is a very serious problem. However, it can be controlled with regular checkups and proper treatment.

The Most Common Cause of Blood in Stool: Hemorrhoids

March 25th, 2016

Despite the fact that you were probably worried about cancer, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, the most common cause of bloody poop is hemorrhoids, commonly known as piles.  The majority of the adult population will suffer at some point although some will have worse discomfort than others.  It is not unknown for women to first have them when they are pregnant and still be suffering when their grandchildren are born.

A pile is formed when something goes wrong with the veins in your anus.  It is similar to what happens when you suffer a varicose vein in your leg.  The vein swells up and as there isn’t a lot of room in your anus, this is one reason why even small piles can cause problems.

Hemorrhoids treatment includes everything from taking salt baths to having surgery.   You can help yourself by drinking more water and eating a high fiber diet.  This will not cure an existing problem but it will help to soften the stool and also relieve constipation.  In turn this will prevent you straining to open your bowels and making the problem worse.

If you find that the itching is driving you crazy, you can apply some ointment or insert some suppositories.  There are some which should only be used at night which is when the itch is likely to be the worst.  Personal hygiene is always important but particularly when you have this problem.  Hemorrhoids treatment involves touching your anus and it goes without saying that your hands need to be properly washed afterwards.

Some treatments are effective at reducing the annoying itch and relieving the pain.  Others will actually cure hemorrhoids.  If you suffer from piles, check out how people just like you got rid of their hemorrhoids here.

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Black Mold Health Risks

March 22nd, 2016

Black mold is also known as toxic molds and you can find this to be a major problem in households.

You can feel musty odor that signals that mold is present in your house and it leads to many health risks in the present days. If you find out these molds late, it will lead to hazardous conditions.

Due to increase in population, too many of them will become vulnerable to black mold health risks. The risk factors vary in accordance to the black mold type as well as human responses.

For example, the risks are more severe for toddlers and infants to get infected than adults; based on reports, it can reach to incurable levels like respiratory problems.

There are several other health risks like allergy, skin irritation, and invasive diseases that are actually selective depending on the health issues.

There are several risk factors includes inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact. You need to take extra care to prevent black mold health issues.

Irritation

Fungi produce volatile organic compounds during degrading process of substance to obtain nutrition. Moldy condition is primarily due to VOC, which is commonly due to fungal contamination.

Irritation of central nervous system and mucous membranes are caused due to high level exposure of volatile organic compounds that can in turn lead to loss of focus, aching head, and dizziness.

Mold Allergy

Whenever mold gets in contact with any sensitive part or skin on our body, allergic reaction occurs. Coughing, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, and itchy eyes are the symptoms caused by asthma and sinusitis, which are the conditions that occur constantly yet discontinuously. Consistent medical attention is required in the event of distrust.

Invasive

Invasive is a pretty uncommon health risk with respect to black mold. It affects the immune system of a healthy person that becomes a severe health issue.

Included in the list of diseases related to this risk are Rhizopuz, Cladosporium and Aspergillus.

With the severity of black mold health symptoms, our top priority is the prevention that ensures safety of household.

Symptoms and Remedies of Throat Infection

January 18th, 2016

Everyone must be familiar with the term throat infection. This is a very common problem and almost everyone has experienced some sort of throat infection in some point in time. The different types of throat infection are strep throat, pharyngitis and tonsillitis.

Throat infection is the irritation caused in the throat and it usually causes discomfort and pain. Tonsils can become worse during an infection and this can lead to breathing problems. Throat infection can lead to many different problems. Swallowing can become painful and difficult during such infection and many times this inflammation in the throat can be accompanied by cough and fever.

Changes in weather conditions usually cause throat infections. Many people are allergic to dust, animals or pollens that can also lead to the severe irritation in the throat. The other common reasons for the throat infections are pollution and smoke that makes the throat problems even worse.

Many times, the throat infections are due to virus. These viral throat infections are contagious in nature in that they can be transferred from one person to another through sneezing or coughing. The other kind of throat infection is bacterial and it is called Strep throat since the bacteria named streptococcus cause it. Some of the home remedies for the throat infections are salt water, ginger, soup, garlic, basil, tea, turmeric, honey and bland food. Bland food is easier to swallow and is better for the infected throat than the spicy food. Ginger is very good for the throat infections. It provides a soothing effect if you have ginger tea with a sore throat. Soup and tea are also very soothing in case of an infected throat and these drinks do not need to be swallowed. Throat infections are not harmful if you control it from the very beginning. As soon as you feel that your throat is being infected, use home remedies mentioned above in order to avoid it from becoming harmful.

Throat Infection Video

It’s Almost As Dangerous As Being A Chronic Smoker: Having Little To No Friends

January 15th, 2016

While I can see that people who are socially inadequate might have fewer friends, I don’t think this is true of all people. I think that it’s the quality of all of the relationships that you do have that makes the difference in health. If you have 1 or 2 great friends, a romantic partner, colleagues, and family, and all of those relationships are satisfying, I don’t think it matters healthwise what number of friends you have.

What constitutes as “poor social connections” and “strong social connections”? The title says Having Little to No Friends. But what about people with lots of “friends,” but secretly, they can’t stand them, and are posionous to eachother? Is that a “strong social connection” simply because they have more friends? What about the people with fewer friends, but have strong, caring, and true friendships with them? Is that a “poor social connection” simply because they have fewer friends?

I think “social connections” in this context refers to a meaningful social life (family, great rapport with friends, going out a lot.. it is variable due to different individual needs). While some extroverts may need quantity, a great family may be sufficient for the introvert (no stereotyping intended). It is based on the individual reflection of the person interviewed/surveyed and their social needs in accordance to their culture. In some cultures, people tend to have better familial ties, while others focus more on friendship.

I totally agree with this. I am happier and feel better when my social needs are met… which is quite a basic idea.

Caroline nailed it.

Quite frankly, the people that I know with “lots” of “friends” are the ones who are constantly having some sort of drama. It’s always the classic, “he said, she said” type of situation.

My take on it is, the less people you allow into your personal space, the less mess there is to clean up later.

Is weight loss all about self-control?

January 15th, 2016

It’s not all about self-control and that the non-nutritious stuff is sometimes cheaper but in my experience I always spend more on the processed and fast foods than I do on whole, regular foods like chicken breasts, veggies, fruits, and whole carbs (like brown rice). The most expensive part of my grocery bill is spices but I don’t buy them all the time.

Problem for me is that if I eat the processed gunk it just makes me want more and more of it, so I buy more. There’s so many addictive ingredients in that stuff (main ones being refined sugar and white flour) that they set the public up for buying more of it. I spend 3 to 5 times more on food when I’m eating processed (including eating out) than I do when I’m eating clean, but that’s my experience. 🙂

I also am very busy like you and most other people, but I really can’t enable anyone by saying that you’re too busy to eat healthy and exercise, and there are creative ways to spend less on food (I shop at Costco a lot). If we buy into the thought that “there’s not enough time or money” then where does that leave us? Without a solution, and if you don’t allow any excuses, you can lead a healthy lifestyle.

One other tip – grow your own veggies. I’m growing tomatoes and peppers in pots and others in the ground – pot growing is really cool because you can do it if you’re in an apartment – just another tip to save some $$ on those clean eats. 🙂

There are many people who are uneducated when it comes to nutrition and it doesn’t mean that it’s only people in poorer neighborhoods – over the past 30 – 40 years the way we eat has changed more than it has in the past 1000’s of years of history. Processed, dead food is everywhere and it’s easier but it’s also very unhealthy, filled with high amounts of salt, sugar, unhealthy fats, and very little nutrition.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is a matter of many different aspects going beyond the simple “self-control” including educating yourself on just what’s in processed food, learning how to eat healthy, whole foods, learning if you’re an emotional eater (the example you described of going home and eating ice cream as a reward is emotional eating, not discipline), learning if you’re addicted to ingredients such as refined sugar, white flour (and more), and learning more about yourself – where your head and your spirit is at when it comes to changing your lifestyle.

Yes, there are neighborhoods that don’t necessarily have access to better food choices as easily as others, however I again would never limit anyone no matter who they are or where they live by saying that that’s just how it is and it could never get better. This would get into an entirely different topic of the power of the mind and your thoughts, however you have definitely illustrated how weight loss is not just about self-control. 🙂

It sounds like you’re doing a great job with changing your lifestyle to make exercise a priority – I bet you’re setting a great example for others in your life whether they tell you this or not. 🙂 Keep it up!

When you made healthy dietary changes, how did your partner react

January 15th, 2016

When my doctor ordered me to lose weight or face early death (I am 51), I decided to start eating healthier, one step at a time, and started walking. My husband thought it was just a “phase”, that I wasn’t really serious. Once he learned I was dead serious, after a year of eating healthy and losing 60 lbs., I was seen as a “threat” and a “bore” because I want to eat healthy and only eat junk/fast food in moderation. He could benefit from better eating habits too since he is borderline diabetic, has high cholesterol, and high blood pressure; he is not overweight. I invited him to join me on walks, which he seldom does. He says my “healthy” stuff – fresh fruits, vegetables costs too much. I told him that the money we try to save by eating junk is money we later have to spend going to the doctor to fix what could have been prevented by taking care of our bodies. I wonder if the real reason he feels threatened by me losing weight is that I may become marketable to other men, which might cause me to leave him. I assured him that this won’t happen.

I’ve attempted changing our diet to a more healthier one like TLC, but we tend to both be a bit stubborn. I have a hard time making a meal without meat, and he won’t try fish. He’s also a chocoholic so even if I get him a little bit for a holiday, it’s all gone in minutes. Trying to get him to go out on walks is like pulling teeth because he doesn’t think “just walking” does anything for you. So I’m stuck trying to do it on my own which makes it even harder. So I know how you feel Yung@heart =) and we are even a young couple, we are supposed to be able to talk through these things and not be set in our ways.

My husband was supportive of, if not participating in, my diet changes when I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2003. Then two years later, he had to have an angioplasty for clogged arteries. Suddenly we were on the same page! Healthy eating for all!

Alas, it did not last. Since his Lipitor has brought his cholesterol down to very good levels (his LDL is 40!!) he feels he can eat anything again, while still trying to support my good decisions. It’s hard when he feels that he can bake a huge pan of brownies for himself and our two overweight teens, and I’m still going to be good on my diet. Challenging to say the least.

But we struggle on….

While I was shedding 52 lbs during an 8 month period of time back in 2004 my husband brought every kind of snack/junk food in the house! What did I do about it? We STILL snacked but made adjustments-instead of regular chips we ate baked ones or more salsa instead of creamy dip. If we made dip, it was with non fat plain yogurt instead of sour cream. We ate out ALL the time and had a BLAST at social events! How? I ate a piece of fruit or a small salad before we left, had a tall glass of water prior to the meal, and made careful choices at restaurants and gatherings. Did I have coffee and dessert? Yes, but I’d eat half there and take half home. If the entree was sizeable, I IMMEDIATELY asked for a doggie bag and put half the food away to take home for another meal. This CAN be done folks without “ruining” your life, relationships, and friendships! Have a BALL with these ideas and keep your love life intact while shedding those unwanted lbs!

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Ab Crunches?

September 21st, 2015

Dear Sarah,

How do I know if I am doing crunches correctly and are they really effective?

Lori

Dear Lori,
An abdominal crunch is a very effective workout for your abs, as it works both your rectus and transversus abdominis.

The transversus abdominis is the deepest core abdominal muscle and greatly affects your torso and spine. This muscle acts like a natural weight belt; it is essential for torso stability.

The rectus abdominis is the most superficial (at the surface) of the six abdominal muscles and is the one we often refer to as the “six pack.” Its function is to flex the spine, bringing the rib cage closer to the pelvis.

Here are a few easy steps that will help you get the most out of your crunches.

Starting position:

  • Lie with your back down on a mat
  • Bend your knees
  • Place feet flat on the floor, about 1 1/2 to 2 feet from your buttocks
  • Place your fingers behind your ears, elbows back
  • Press your lower back into the mat

The Crunch:

  • Contract your abdominal muscles
  • Slowly peel your shoulder blades off the floor as you shift your ribs towards your hips, crunching
  • Pause at the top
  • Slowly lower back down

Advancement:

  • Hold a plate to your forehead
  • Hold a plate across your chest
  • Place only your toes on the floor, creating a deeper contraction in your low abs

Common Faults:

  • Pulling on your head
  • Not controlling your movements
  • Performing your crunch too quickly
  • Lifting too high
  • Holding your breath

Here is another interesting article – Are ab crunches bad

Add ‘Cat-Cow’ Pose to Your Yoga Practice and Improve Your Posture

September 21st, 2015

If you’re not familiar with Cat-Cow Pose, you are definitely missing out. Not only is this pose wonderful for bringing awareness to the spine, but it also helps with stretching and strengthening the back, developing coordination of spinal movement and keeping the spine flexible. Cat-Cow Pose is a regular in my yoga classes. Whether you are new to yoga or an advanced practitioner, once you’ve tried it, you can never get enough of this pose.

Keys to Good Posture
The basis for good posture is maintaining a “neutral spine.” A neutral spine retains three natural curves: a small hollow at the base of the neck, a small roundness at the middle back, and a small hollow in the low back. A neutral spine is neither rounded forward nor arched back too much.

We are a slouching culture; hunched backs, forward-rolled shoulders and protruding bellies. Bad posture is a growing epidemic in our society, as many people spend long hours sitting behind a desk every day. It is estimated that four out of five Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and it is the top reason for missing work.

Research also suggests that many spine problems are preventable because they result from poor posture and body mechanics, which subject the spine to abnormal stresses. Slouching creates poor posture, which results in imbalances in muscle structures.

How Can Yoga Help?

When we do Cat-Cow Pose, we can begin to improve our posture. As we get onto our hands and our knees, we position our shoulders over our hands, and our hips over our knees. By becoming supported and centered, this allows us to establish spinal alignment and develop postural balance.

Cat-Cow Pose also allows us to feel every part of our spine as we move from Cat to Cow, strengthening and stretching each vertebrae. This pose also strengthens the core by engaging the abdomen and back, stretches our hips and increases coordination.

Other therapeutic benefits of Cat-Cow Pose include massaging and stimulating kidneys and adrenal glands, creating emotional balance, relieving stress, and calming the mind.


Cat-Cow Pose

(See photo above)

1. Come on to all fours and bring your shoulders over your hands and hips over your knees (coming into Table Pose).
2. Make sure your wrists are in line with the front of your mat.
3. Start in Table Pose with your neck long, stabilize your shoulder blades by drawing them down your back.
4. Inhale and move into Cow Pose, send your sitting bones high, arch your back, press your chest forward, roll your shoulders away from your ears, keep neck long and gaze forward.
5. As you exhale, tuck your tailbone under, drawing your pubic bone forward, round your back, and send your upper back towards the ceiling.
7. Try to keep an even distribution of weight between hands and knees.
8. Continue for another 20 breaths.

(*Please note: People with neck injuries should be sure to keep the head in line with the torso.)

Enjoy!