Archive for February, 2011

How To Treat Thrush

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Thrush usually appears as vaginal (vaginal thrush) or mouth infections (oral thrush). Thrush is caused by forms of a fungus called Candida . A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. However, when your immune system is weaker, the fungus can grow, leading to sores (lesions) in your mouth and on your tongue. This yeast infection is caused by candida albicans which is a naturally occurring fungus found inside the vagina. Candida yeast is normally kept in check by the acidic conditions inside your vagina.
When these acidic conditions are out of balance the candida fungus can quickly grow leading to yeast infection (thrush).
Symptoms For Thrush
Soreness, itching and inflammation when urinating
An unwelcome thick, white discharge.
Treatment For Thrush

There are many remedies available that will cure thrush. Olive leaf extract (which is often recommended) is actually very toxic for the liver.
Diflican, Miconazole, Clotrimazole and Ketoconale are one of the most prescribe medication by physician to treat yeast and fungal infections.
On the other hand, if oral thrush is caused because of inhaled corticosteroids usage, suffer can rinse the mouth after making use of the inhaler as this will be helpful in preventing this infection.

Surgical Treatment For Fibroids

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Fibroids often cause pain and excessive pain and excessive menstrual bleeding and they may become extremely large. Fibroids are common tumours of the uterus (womb) found in over 20 % of young women. They are rare in women under the age of 20, most common in women in their 30s and 40s, and tend to shrink after the menopause.They do not threaten life, but render pregnancy unlikely. Regular checkup is suggested by the doctor to record changes in the growth of fibroids present in uterus. The treatment is given once the growth becomes abnormal or causes discomfort. Often the treatment for fibroids is based on the person’s requirement and age factor.
Surgical Treatment For Fibroids
Myomectomy removes fibroids surgically. This can be accomplished through hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, or, less frequently, an open procedure (an incision in your abdomen). The surgical approach depends on the size and location of your fibroid. Hysterectomy is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the treatment of fibroids and is considered a cure. It is the surgical removal of the uterus (and fibroids). It Depending on the size of the fibroid, hysterectomy can be performed through your vagina or abdomen. Uterine artery embolization, or clotting of the arterial blood supply to the fibroid, is an innovative approach that has shown promising results. This procedure is done by inserting a catheter (small tube) into an artery of the leg (the femoral artery), using special x-ray video to trace the arterial blood supply to the uterus, then clotting the artery with tiny plastic or gelatin sponge particles the size of grains of sand. In a laparotomy, an incision is made in the abdomen to reach the uterus. The advantage of this is that large fibroids can be quickly removed.

Treatment For Problem Of Impotency

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Vacuum pump
A vacuum pump is a plastic cylinder. Vacuum pumps work by placing the device over the penis. Sucking out the air from the tube creates pressure and blood is forced rapidly into the penis (simulating what happens in an erection). A ring is then applied temporarily to the base of the penis to stop the blood draining away too quickly.
Viagra
The introduction of Viagra by Pfizer in March, 1998,, marked the beginning of a revolution in the oral medical management of erectile dysfunction (ED, E.D., impotence). The launch of Viagra was soon followed by that of Levitra and Cialis. Other (even better) drugs are in the pipeline.
Cialis
Cialis is taken 30 minutes before sexual activity. Cialis is effective only with sexual stimulation. Cialis is not an aphrodisiac and does not increase sexual desire.
Counseling and sex therapy are sometimes effective in helping patients with minor sexual problems, especially when these are caused by sexual ignorance and psychological factors.

Treatment and health cure for lupus

Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Lupus attacks tissues such as the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the kidneys, heart, lungs and brain.This reaction results in inflammation that causes redness, pain and swelling in the affected parts of the body. It can affect both sexes from youth to the elderly and range in severity from mild to disabling. Lupus usually appears in one of two forms – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Lupus, short for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disease that can involve the organs and joints.  Lupus causes various disorders of the internal structures of the kidney, including interstitial nephritis , mesangial GN, membranous GN , membranoproliferative GN, diffuse proliferative GN, and others.
Precaution
Avoiding the sun. If you must be in the sun, cover your arms and legs, wear a hat, and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen (covering both UVA and UVB rays) with a high sun protection factor (such as SPF 50) to protect your skin.
A healthy lifestyle may reduce the frequency and severity of flares, resulting in an improved quality of life
Regular exercise.
Education about lupus and self-care.
Not smoking.
Treatment
Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): These drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, may relieve muscle and joint pain as well as arthritis.
Antimalarials: Antimalarials are another type of drug commonly used to treat lupus. These drugs were originally used to treat malaria, but doctors have found that they also are useful for lupus.
Acetaminophen: This is the main ingredient in Tylenol, a mild pain reliever.

Lupus attacks tissues such as the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the kidneys, heart, lungs and brain.This reaction results in inflammation that causes redness, pain and swelling in the affected parts of the body. It can affect both sexes from youth to the elderly and range in severity from mild to disabling. Lupus usually appears in one of two forms – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Lupus, short for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disease that can involve the organs and joints.  Lupus causes various disorders of the internal structures of the kidney, including interstitial nephritis , mesangial GN, membranous GN , membranoproliferative GN, diffuse proliferative GN, and others.
Precaution
Avoiding the sun. If you must be in the sun, cover your arms and legs, wear a hat, and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen (covering both UVA and UVB rays) with a high sun protection factor (such as SPF 50) to protect your skin.A healthy lifestyle may reduce the frequency and severity of flares, resulting in an improved quality of lifeRegular exercise.Education about lupus and self-care.Not smoking.
Treatment

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): These drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, may relieve muscle and joint pain as well as arthritis.
Antimalarials: Antimalarials are another type of drug commonly used to treat lupus. These drugs were originally used to treat malaria, but doctors have found that they also are useful for lupus.

Acetaminophen: This is the main ingredient in Tylenol, a mild pain reliever.

How To Treat Tuberculosis

Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Tuberculosis usually involves the lungs, but other organs of the body can also be involved. It was first isolated in 1882 by a German physician named Robert Koch who received the Nobel Prize for this discovery. it is a contagious disease. Like the common cold, it spreads through the air. Only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air.
A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to be infected.Each year nearly 2 million people in India develop TB, of which around 0.87 million are infectious cases. It is estimated that annually around 330,000 Indians die due to TB. TB is caused by a germ that is transmitted from person to person by airborne droplets. Usually this infection is passed on as a result of very close contact, so family members of an infected person are endangered if the person continues to live in the same household and has not undergone proper treatment.
Symptoms

The first symptoms of an active case of TB may be so commonplace that they are often dismissed as the effects of a cold or flu. The individual may get tired easily, feel slightly feverish or cough frequently. It usually goes away by itself, but about in about half the cases, it will return.
For people who have the disease, TB can cause lung or pleural (the lining of the lung) disease or it may spread through the body via the blood.
Treatment

For a proper diagnosis, therefore, a doctor will rely on symptoms and other physical signs; a person’s history of exposure to TB and x-rays that may show evidence of TB infection (usually in the form of lesions or cavities in the lungs). TB bacilli grown in cultures of sputum or other specimens provide a positive diagnosis.
Only people who are sick with TB in their lungs are infectious. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs, known as bacilli, into the air. A person needs only to inhale a small number of these to be infected.
Left untreated, each person with active TB disease will infect on average between 10 and 15 people every year. But people infected with TB bacilli will not necessarily become sick with the disease. The immune system “walls off” the TB bacilli which, protected by a thick waxy coat, can lie dormant for years.