Is high cholesterol a problem for your health?

November 10th, 2014

Cholesterol is fat, or lipid. It is also a sterol, from which steroid hormones are made. If you held cholesterol in your hand, you would see a waxy substance that resembles the very fine scrapings of a whitish-yellow candle. Cholesterol flows through your body via your bloodstream, but this is not a simple process.
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the pickup-truck fleet, is known as the“good” cholesterol. This is the compact, or high-density, form of cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is known as the “bad” cholesterol; however, LDL cholesterol is bad for your body only if you have too much in your bloodstream or your have too much of the particularly harmful type.
Is cholesterol really harmful for your heart ?
Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to blockage of the arteries. Fatlike deposits may build up inside arteries that provide blood to the legs, blood to the brain, or blood to the heart.
When blood flow through a coronary artery (blood to the heart is completely blocked, an area of the heart muscle does not receive the blood and therefore the oxygen blood carries that the heart needs to survive. When this happens, a heart attack occurs.
How you can minimize your cholesterol level and live your live healthy and disease free ?
If you increase your physical activity each day or exercise regularly, it will stimulate the liver’s production of High density lipoprotein is Losing excess weight can also improve your High density lipoprotein profile. Where regular physical activity can increase your High density lipoprotein cholesterol, reduce cholesterol, and reduce triglycerides. Since triglycerides are a blood fat, they are available to the body as a source of fuel for muscular activity. Therefore, people who are active can use up the triglycerides in their bloodstream s a source of energy.
Homeopathic treatment for cholesterol related abnormal symptoms
The aim of homeopathy is not only to maintain cholesterol level but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several medicines are available for cholesterol related abnormal symptoms treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation, modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Some following remedies are given below
Which are quite helpful to treat the symptoms and condition related to abnormal cholesterol level:
Baryta Mur, Aurum Mur, Plumbum Iod, Baryta Iod, Crataegus, Thiosinaminum, Natrum Iod, Strontium Carb, Vanadium, Aurum Met, Aurum Iod and many other medicines.

 

Homeopathic remedies for rashes

November 6th, 2014

Rashes are often caused by contact with an irritating substance (oil from poison oak or ivy plants, ingredients in cleaning products and cosmetics, chemicals in swimming pools or hot tubs, pollutants in the air and water, etc.). Some have viral causes (such as roseola, rubella, measles), and others appear for no apparent reason. If possible, the cause of a rash should be determined and removed. Homeopathic remedies can be useful in many cases, to soothe the itching, inflammation, and discomfort.

Homeopathic Medicines For Rashes

* Anacardium orientale: This remedy is often helpful for rashes that come from poison oak, or other kinds of contact dermatitis. An intensely itching rash with swelling and fluid-filled blisters may appear. Itching is worse from applying heat or contact with hot water.

* Belladonna: This remedy is useful for conditions with sudden onset that are hot, bright red, and throbbing. Rash may be accompanied by fever.

* Bryonia: A bumpy, hot, and dry rash may respond to this remedy. Discomfort may be worse from heat and touch, although applying pressure or lying on the affected side often soothes the itching. If illness accompanies the rash, the person wants to lie completely still and be left alone.

* Graphites: Rashes with eruptions that ooze a sticky golden fluid, then crust over, may be relieved with this remedy. Itching is worse from warmth and worse at night.

* Apis: When a rash is the result of an allergic reaction and takes the form of hives, or if a rash is very pink and swollen with burning or stinging pain, this remedy may be useful. Discomfort and swelling are relieved by cold applications.

* Ledum palustre: This remedy is indicated for a puffy and swollen rash. Both the swelling and the itching are relieved by cold applications.

Care your wound by Homeopathy

October 30th, 2014

Wound is discontinuity or break in the surface epithelium. A wound is simple when only skin is involved. It is complex when it involves underlying nerves, vessels, tendons. Wound can be different and many types. Such as – Contusion: Can be minor and soft tissue injury without break in the skin or sometimes it can be major due to run over by a vehicle. Generally it produces discoloration of the skin due to collection of blood underneath. Incised wounds:
They are caused by sharp objects like blade, knife, glass etc. this type of wound has a sharp edge and is less contaminated. Lacerated wound: They are caused by blunt objects like fall on the stone or due to road traffic accidents. Edges are jagged. The injury may involve only skin and subcutaneous tissue and sometimes deeper structures also. Penetrating wound: They are not uncommon now a day. If my look like an innocent injury with small, one or two cm. long cut but internal organs like intestines, liver, spleen or mesenteric blood vessels might have been damaged.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat wound but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for wound treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Some important remedies are given below for wound treatment:
Hypericum, Arnica, Calendula, Ledum pal, Staphysagria, Phytolacca, Bufo etc are common. Though the treatment can be varied from person to person. For a proper treatment one needs to take an advice of a homeopathy doctor.

Hypotension, Low Blood Pressure

October 27th, 2014

Treatment of Low Blood Pressure, Hypotension

Conventional Treatment

Low blood pressure in healthy subjects without symptoms or organ damage needs no treatment. All patients with symptoms possibly due to low blood pressure should be evaluated by a doctor. The doctor needs to identify the cause of the low blood pressure since treatment will depend on the cause.

• Dehydration is treated with fluids and minerals (electrolytes). Mild dehydration without nausea and vomiting can be treated with oral fluids and electrolytes. Moderate to severe dehydration usually is treated with intravenous fluids and electrolytes.

• Blood loss can be treated with intravenous fluids and blood transfusions. If bleeding is continuing, it needs to be treated as well.

• Septicemia is treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics or other medicines.

• Blood pressure medications or diuretics are adjusted, changed, or stopped by the doctor if they are causing low blood pressure symptoms.

• Bradycardia may be due to a medication. The doctor may reduce, change or stop the medication. Bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome or heart block is treated with an implantable pacemaker.

• Tachycardia is treated depending on the nature of the tachycardia. Atrial fibrillation can be treated with oral medications, electrical cardioversion, or a catheterization procedure called pulmonary vein isolation. Ventricular tachycardia can be controlled with medications or with an implantable defibrillator.

• Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis is treated with blood thinners, intravenous heparin initially and oral warfarin later.

• Pericardial fluid can be removed by a procedure called pericardiocentesis.

• Postural hypotension can be treated by increasing water and salt intake, using compression stockings to compress the leg veins and reduce the pooling of blood in the veins. Increasing salt intake can lead to heart failure in patients with existing heart disease and should not be undertaken without consulting a doctor.

Homeopathic Medicines for Hypotension, Low Blood Pressure

Homeopathy can not just give symptomatic relief in cases of hypotension but can also address many root causes of low blood pressure like Bradychardia, Tachycardia, Pericarditis, Schock, Speticiemia, Vasovagal attack, inflammation etc.

The most commonly indicated homeopathic medicines in low blood pressure are:

Carbo-veg, Phos, Sepia, Thyroidinum, Baryta-mur, Aconite, Aranea, Cactus, Curare, Gelsemium, Halo, Histamine, Lachesis, Lyco, Naja, Rauwolfia, Reserprine, Visc., Radium, Theridion, Oleander, Laurocrasis, Acid flour, Adrenalin, Ars alb, Aurum mur, Bartya carb, Bryonia, Crataegus China, Conium, Ferrum met, lycopus, Nat mur, Pulsatilla.

Best Homeopatic remedies for bone spur

October 22nd, 2014

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. A homeopathy doctor tries to treat more than just the presenting symptoms. The focus is usually on what caused the disease condition?

Why ‘this patient’ is sick ‘this way’. The disease diagnosis is important but in homeopathy, the cause of disease is not just probed to the level of bacteria and viruses. Other factors like mental, emotional and physical stress that could predispose a person to illness are also looked for. No a days, even modern medicine also considers a large number of diseases as psychosomatic. The correct homeopathy remedy tries to correct this disease predisposition. The focus is not on curing the disease but to cure the person who is sick, to restore the health. If a disease pathology is not very advanced, homeopathy remedies do give a hope for cure but even in incurable cases, the quality of life can be greatly improved with homeopathic medicines.

Remedies – Arg-m., aur., aur-m., calc., calc-f., crot-c., dulc., fl-ac., hecla., kali-i., lap-a., maland., merc-c., mez., nit-ac., phos., puls., rhus-t., ruta., sil., sulph

Homeopathic remedy for head pain

October 21st, 2014

Head pain is defined as pain anywhere in the region of head or upper part of neck which can occurs due to many different medical conditions. Head pain can be localized or may radiate from one location to another location; it can also occur as referred pain which comes from any other region of the body. Now days it has become commonest ailment in the people all over the world. There are many forms of head pain like migraine, cluster headache, tension headache etc. there are various factors which can aggravate head pain like light noise, sound, strong smell etc.
Diagnosis can be made on the basis of sign symptoms and cause of head pain.
Treatment depends upon the cause and condition of the head pain; there are some following systems which can be helpful in the treatment of head pain.
For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should talk with a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are some specific homeopathic remedies which have remarkable action over head pain:
Aconite, Belladonna, Spigelia, Sanguinaria, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, Glonine, Natrum Mur, Natrum Carb, Arnica Mont, Arsenic Alb, Gelsemium, Platina, Bryonia, kali carb, kali bi, Nux vom, Onosmodium, Ignatia, sepia, phosphorus, Lachesis and many other medicines.

Homepathic remedies for Migraine

October 16th, 2014

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed by symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people. However, to make it quicker to find the symptoms related to Migraine, the symptoms experienced by a previous vistor to our homeopathic remedy finder have been grouped, by them, under the name of Migraine.

The typical migraine headache is unilateral, throbbing, and moderate to severe and can be aggravated by physical activity. Not all these features are necessary. The pain may be bilateral at the onset or start on one side and become generalized, and usually it alternates sides from one attack to the next. The onset is usually gradual. The pain may also be associated with – vomiting and nausea; sensitivity to light and sound, fatigue, numbness and tingling.

Natrum muriaticum: Migraines (often on the right) that are worse from grief or emotional upsets, worse from too much sun, or occur just before or after the menstrual period, are likely to respond to this remedy. The headache feels “like a thousand little hammers were knocking on the brain” and is often worse from eyestrain. The person may have numb or tingling feelings in the lips or face before the headache starts, and the eyes are very sensitive to light.

Silicea (also called Silica): Migraines that come on after mental exertion or near the menstrual period may indicate a need for this remedy—especially in a nervous person who is very chilly. Headaches are usually right-sided, starting in the back of the head and extending to the forehead, and are worse from drafts or from going out in the cold without a hat.

Spigelia: Excruciating headaches on the left side of the head, with violent throbbing, or stitching p

Sanguinaria: Right-sided migraines with tension in the neck and shoulder, extending to the forehead with a bursting feeling in the eye, are often relieved with this remedy. Jarring, light, and noise aggravate discomfort. The headaches improve after vomiting, as well as from burping or passing gas, and are often better after sleep. A person who needs this remedy often comes down with migraines after missing meals, and also has digestive problems and allergies.

Sepia: Left-sided migraines with dizziness and nausea, worse from missing meals, and worse near menstrual periods or during menopause, often responds to this remedy. Pain may come in shocks or jerks, and the person feels worse indoors and from lying on the painful side. A person needing Sepia feels weary, cold, and irritable, wanting no one to make demands on them.

Belladonna: Migraines that start in the back of the skull or upper neck and spread to the forehead and temple (especially on the right) may indicate a need for this remedy. Pain is throbbing or pounding, and worse from jarring, light, and noise. Headaches often begin in late morning or afternoon, and may be worst around three p.m. The face may be flushed and red, and the skin feels hot, although the feet and hands are often cold. The pupils may be dilated, with sensitivity to light, and the person may either feel delirious or drowsy.

Homeopathic Remedies For Blocked Ears

October 13th, 2014

When the wax in one’s ear becomes soft–usually through prolonged contact with water–it can accumulate in the back of one’s ear and seal the opening shut. This effectively makes one deaf in one ear. Several conventional methods exist to unplug the ears, but a few simple homeopathic remedies can also do the trick.

Using a Washcloth 

Sometimes a warm, damp washcloth can be enough to dislodge surface clogs that make hearing difficult. Rub the washcloth around all areas of your outer ear to wash away the dirt and wax that can cause issues. Make sure to never stick the washcloth or any other foreign object, such as cotton swabs, deep into the opening of your ear. This can actually push the wax deep into your ear, where it could harden. Forcing foreign objects deep into your ear can also puncture your eardrum or scratch your ear canal.

Homeopathic Treatment For Ear Treatment

October 8th, 2014

Glue ear is a condition that is very common in young children and infants. Approximately four in five children will have had the condition by the age of 5. The medical term for glue ear is otitis media with effusion. This condition is generally caused by repeated middle ear infections resulting in an accumulation of sticky fluid behind the ear drum.

A different kind of ear infection (otitis externa) affects the outer ear and the sensitive skin inside the ear canal; it often starts with a scratch that gets infected by bacteria or fungus (swimmer’s ear), becoming swollen, inflamed, and very painful.

The child may also have problems with speech and language. Homeopathic remedies can be given safely and effectively to young children to treat glue ear. Conventional treatment involves antibiotics, steroids and in some cases surgery. Repeated use of antibiotics in young children can compromise natural immune function, and lead to more infections! It is therefore advisable to consider homeopathy and other natural treatments such as cranial osteopathy.

Homeopathic Medecine : 

* Aconitum napellus:This remedy is indicated if an earache comes on suddenly with cutting, throbbing pain—often after exposure to cold and wind, or after a shaking experience. The person usually is fearful, agitated, and restless. Fever may be high and thirst is strong. Symptoms are often worse near midnight, and can even wake the person up.

* Merc Sol : is a homeopathic remedy that is commonly prescribed for infections. This natural remedy is indicated for ear discharge that is smelly and thick. The child may also have a lot of saliva during sleep.

* Calc Carb : should be given if the discharge from the ear, and the glands are swollen. The Calc Carb child is generally chubby and sweats from the head at night.

* Belladonna: Intense bouts of earache that come and go very suddenly, with heat and inflammation, suggest a need for this remedy. Pain can be pounding or throbbing, and may be worse from jarring. The person usually has a fever, a flushed red face, eyes that are sensitive to light, and skin that is hot to touch. The right ear is most often affected. A child needing Belladonna may feel drowsy with the fever, or be restless and have nightmares.

Homeopathy treatment for Acromegaly

September 26th, 2014

Acromegaly is the hormonal disorder in which pituitary gland (master gland) situated in base of the brain produces “growth hormone” in excess. Pituitary gland regulates the activities of many other endocrine glands such as adrenal, thyroid, ovaries. People with acromegaly have enlarged extremities, enlarged hands and feet, exaggerated facial features and many other features. As acromegaly is caused by increased production of growth hormone, this overproduction is caused by a benign tumor of the pituitary gland. When theses tumors expand they compress surrounding brain tissues such as optic nerve. This expansion can cause headache and visual impairments.
There are following Sign and symptoms of acromegaly indications which denotes several conditions:
• Pain or aching in the joints
• Enlarged hands and feet
• Head pain
• Hypertension
• Pain in back
• Generalized weakness or malaise
• excessive sweating
• Oily skin
• Thickness of skin
• Achrocchordons or skin tags
• Deformities in the mouth, tongue, and nose caused due to excessive enlargement
• Awkward voice
• Diabetes
• women and hirsutism (excess growth of hair in women) due to increased levels of prolactin and many others.
The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat acromegaly but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat acromegaly that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.