Friday, August 24, 2012

Major risk to have mesotheioma

There is a lot of articles regarding how we can avoid exposing ourselves in mesothelioma cancer or also known as malignant mesothelioma.It's a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body's internal organs, the mesothelium. Based on the research, the main caused of having malignant mesothelioma is being exposed in any form of asbestos, a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals exploited commercially for their desirable physical properties.

Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos, or they have been exposed to amphibole asbestos dust and fiber in other ways.  It has also been suggested that washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos can put a person at risk for developing mesothelioma. However, mesothelioma has been reported in some individuals without any known exposure to asbestos. In rare cases, mesothelioma has also been associated with irradiation, intra-pleural thorium dioxide, and inhalation of other fibrous silicates, such as erionite.

The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss. The diagnosis may be suspected with chest X-ray and CT scan, and is confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination.

So be safe guys.


Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor, currently marketed in pill form for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) under the name Cialis; and under the name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Tadalafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors that also includes sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra). Erection of the penis is caused by the filling of the penis with blood. Filling occurs because the blood vessels that bring blood to the penis increase in size and deliver more blood to the penis, and, at the same time, the blood vessels that take blood away from the penis decrease in size and remove less blood from the penis. Sexual stimulation that leads to an erection causes the production and release of nitric oxide in the penis. The nitric oxide causes an enzyme, guanylate cyclase, to produce cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). It is cGMP that is primarily responsible for increasing and decreasing the size of blood vessels carrying blood to and from the penis, respectively, and causing an erection. When the cGMP is destroyed by another enzyme, phosphodiesterase-5, the blood vessels return to their normal size, blood leaves the penis, and the erection ends. Tadalafil prevents phosphodiesterase-5 from destroying cGMP so that cGMP stays around longer. The persistence of cGMP leads to a more prolonged engorgement of the penis with blood. 

Cancer a traitor illness

It is very difficult if someone on your family members have been diagnosed with any kind of health problems. I, personally experienced this. My mother died with lung cancer. Cancer is very traitor illness, sometimes it is too late when you will learn that you have one. My Mom found out that she has cancer when it is on stage 4, so it is very difficult for us to accept it.

Today I will share to you what is Malignant Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body's internal organs, and due to it's steadily increasing number of patients, the discussion of treatment with one’s primary oncologist, family members, and loved ones is important. Nearly all mesothelioma patients have treatment options; be they curative or palliative that can extend survival, alleviate pain, or increase quality of life.

Cancer treatment usually focuses upon destroying malignant cells and preserving healthy ones. Saving of cell tissues is very important to any cancer patient. There are three types of primary mechanism that's typically utilize for a cancer patient as part of mesothelioma treatment. Either surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, or some combination of the three are considered the most effective for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma.

The course of treatment to any cancer patient are heavily depends on the size of the tumor and its location to the internal body of the patient, how malignant it was and how curable it is.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Massage - Best Remedy for you Muscle Injuries and Pain

Did I mention before that I am experiencing back ache? Well it is doing great now. I feel I am almost fully recovered after some rest and a help from my wife by giving me a great massage.

Although conventional medicine is often recommended and effective for pain relief, many people now turn to complementary medicine as an alternative. When tendons and joints have been damaged due to overuse of muscles, other specialized techniques are a means of tracking the reason for the ailment rather than the symptoms.

One of these options is known as remedial massage. This form of massage differs from a relaxation massage in that it is a therapeutic remedy, which can be either mild or strong, according to the problem. Various diagnostic tools are used before treating a specific condition.

Therapeutic massage is not a new concept. It dates back to the early Greek cultures. The early Indian and Chinese are also known to have used massage techniques to help improve health.
Many athletes tend to use this form of massage; however, it is just as beneficial for people who do not partake in sport. It has been seen to be effective for injuries that have occurred due to general accidents, such as falling off ladders or tumbling down stairs. It also benefits those who have been in road accidents, depending on the severity of the injury. It is extremely effective for office workers who are stuck in the same position for a large portion of there day behind a computer, drawing board or reception desk. In fact, it can benefit anyone who experiences soft tissue injuries or tightness.

The procedure involves a hands-on massaging and stroking techniques in combination with trigger point releases, which releases muscles that have become stiff and, at the same time, it relaxes the soft tissues.
Those who suffer from headaches can receive considerable relief after only a few massage sessions of the shoulders, temples and neck areas.

The massage is carried out on the specific areas that require treatment. When used by a qualified remedial massage therapist, this treatment provides several benefits:
• It stimulates the blood supply, which enables the release of muscle toxins;
• It helps to reduce pain and tenderness by relieving the peripheral nerve system;
• It improves the condition of the cells;
• It helps to restore the tissues; and
• It reduces tension and stiffness.

People who suffer from chronic conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow and curvature of the spine can receive relief from massage Brisbane. Trained and licensed massage therapists are trained to expertly identify the areas that need relief and use the appropriate techniques.
Professional therapists also understand how the human body works, which is vital to achieve optimal outcomes during treatment. Remedial massage therapists also have to be aware of any risks and/or contra-indications to certain techniques for certain conditions. When choosing a remedial massage therapist makes sure he/she is registered with the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT).

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mesothelioma cause and effect

A group name Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families.\

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body's internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70% of cases, and occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum and pericardial mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart.

A person may be at risk to develop mesothelioma if he or she was exposed to asbestos in the workplace or at home. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and the inhalation of asbestos particles. In most cases, mesothelioma symptoms will not appear in an individual exposed to asbestos until many years after the exposure has occurred. Those with a past asbestos exposure history experiencing symptoms should consult a physician with experience in accurately diagnosing mesothelioma. The earlier mesothelioma is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be caught at an early stage. At earlier stages of mesothelioma progression, more treatment options are available and oftentimes a better prognosis is given. Additional mesothelioma information and statistics can be found in this section.

My back hurts.. :(

After days of raining, the sun finally showed up. It is time to clean the mess that the flood left behind. But the problem is my back still in pain. I got back pain since I played basketball in our department basketball tournament. Yes, I do play basketball. My back ache maybe because I do not have regular exercise that my body push its limit. I hope that my back will be better as soon as possible so that I can play my 100% during our game.

Upon browsing to the net, I was able to find an article regarding back chronic pain. How to treat the chronic pain. Hope this one helps.

There is no denial to the fact that lower back pain is the most difficult and frustrating chronic pains of all. Being difficult does not mean that it cannot be cured. You can easily get rid of the same in a matter of weeks by undergoing proper pain treatment or by simply following some easy pain relieving methods. There are no 100% results generating drugs available out there for treating the back pain. However, some simple precautions and proper treatment can easily help you say goodbye to the lower back pain. Out of all the treatment options available, visiting a chiropractic clinic might be the best possible one.

This is one of the simplest methods of dealing with the back chronic pain. In most cases, the pain is caused by a kind of muscular strain in the spine. Therefore, by giving proper rest to the spinal muscles can help in controlling the pain at an early stage. You should preferably go for complete bed rest for 2-3 days in order alleviate your pain.

2.Heat Application
Heat packs also serve as an ideal solution to relieve any kind of back chronic pain. For the pain treatment, the patients can make use of heating pad, hot water bath or bottles of hot water. This helps in easing any kind of discomfort in the muscles and alleviates the pain.

Strengthening the muscles of the lower back is yet another way of treating the chronic pain. There are a good number of exercises that can help in strengthening of the muscles and provide the much needed flexibility.

4.Spine Surgery
When all the above mentioned treatments do not work, getting the spine treated can be the last resort. You can consult an orthopedist before undergoing any kind of surgery. Some of the main types of effective surgery include Foraminotomy, Discectomy and Laminectomy.
So, these were some best pain treatment methods available for the sufferers. Have a closer look at the above mentioned treatments in order to treat your pain in the best possible manner.

I hope that spine surgery is not required to cure my back pain. I am praying for that. Maybe rest and proper exercise will do. :D

By the way, Tramadol is a synthetic (man-made) analgesic (pain reliever). Its exact mechanism of action is unknown but it is very similar to morphine. Like morphine, Tramadol binds to opioid receptors in the brain that are important for transmitting the sensation of pain throughout the body.Tramadol is not a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and does not havethe increased risk of stomach ulceration and internal bleeding that can occur with NSAIDs.

Tramadol is used to relieve moderately severe pain. It also may be used to treat pain caused by surgery and chronic conditions such as cancer or joint pain. Tramadol works by decreasing the brain's perception and response to pain. It also reduces the size or magnitude of the pain signal passed from one nerve to another. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Are you insured?

I saw an article regarding life insurance. At first, I am not really interested with this until I read the first part of the article? Do we really need life insurance? What is the importance of it? On my opinion it is important. As a father, I want to make sure that my loved ones are taken care of when my time is come. So I am looking for the best possible life insurance available in the market. 

Here are some helpful tips:

When it comes to life insurance, it pays to shop around because premiums can vary widely. And thanks to the Internet, it's now easier than ever. Make sure the website considers the factors in your medical history that can affect the premiums.

The key to purchasing the right amount of life insurance is to have enough to meet your needs. It's important not to have too little coverage as it would be difficult to purchase if you get sick.
The healthier you are, the better the life insurance rates
Healthy people get better rates on life insurance. You will be asked to pay a higher rate if you smoke, take medications regularly, are overweight or have a bad driving record.

If you've been putting off purchasing life insurance because you don't want to pay the premiums, you may be doing yourself a disservice in the long run. If you are in good health, buy it now.

You'll want to make sure that a major life event such as the birth of a child, marriage, divorce or perhaps that the children are grown won't leave you underinsured or overinsured.

You will be paying more for your life insurance if you pay your premium in monthly installments.

Don't rely solely on the life insurance offered by your employer
Many employers offer their employees some sort of group life insurance. But this amount of coverage is usually not enough and group life insurance policies are not portable, meaning that if you leave your job, you can't take your life insurance coverage with you. 

How about you? Do you have a life insurance? If not, why not?

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