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ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) / Top 10 signs of having a thyroid problem:
« on: April 12, 2013, 09:49:27 AM »
1. Fatigue.
2. Unexplained weight changes and issues can be signs of both hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
3. Depression and Anxiety.
4. Cholesterol Issues.
5. If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you are at higher risk of having a thyroid condition.
6. Menstrual Irregularities such as heavier, more frequent and more painful periods and Fertility Problems.
7. Severe or long-term constipation.
8. Hair loss /Dry,coarse skin.
9. Swelling in the neck / Neck Discomfort.
10. Aches and pains in your muscles and joints.

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ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) / Sinus Infection: Causes and Symptoms
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:36:25 PM »
A sinus infection is inflammation or swelling of your sinuses. When the sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, bacteria can grow
there and cause infection called sinusitis.

Causes:
Any condition that blocks off the sinus drainage channels can cause a sinus infection. Such conditions include colds, allergies such as
hay fever, non-allergic rhinitis, and nasal polyps, which are small growths in the lining of your nose.
If not treated, a sinus infection can last for weeks.

Symptoms:
*Thick, yellow, foul-smelling nasal discharge
*Pressure or pain around the face and eyes
*Headache (generally in the forehead area)
*Nasal obstruction
*Congestion
*Post-nasal drip
*A cold that won't go away or gets worse
*Fever or cough
Note that these symptoms can also be seen with a cold. But if they continue for more than 10 days, you may have sinusitis.

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Cancer / Re: Colon cancer-Causes,Symptoms
« on: December 07, 2012, 06:47:30 PM »
I heard there are different types of bowel cancer??
What are the types of bowel cancer??

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Cancer / Re: Colon cancer..!
« on: October 14, 2012, 10:57:37 AM »
Colon cancer is cancer in the large intestine (colon), the low a part of your gi tract. Rectal cancer is cancer of your last several inches on the colon. Together, they're sometimes called colorectal cancers.
In many cases, Colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. After a while most of these polyps become colon cancers. The colon's purpose is to eliminate waste products from the body. As digested foods travel, water and nutrients are absorbed,
which are important for body's overall function. The colon is loaded with good bacteria that can help to digest your foods.

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Cancer / Re: Cancer Prevention..
« on: October 14, 2012, 10:51:15 AM »
Ginger, an organic herb, is found in supplements as well as in many foods. Studies have shown that it can be used
 to deal with sores,nausea and vomiting...


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Cancer / Re: Breast cancer symptoms
« on: July 26, 2012, 12:19:18 PM »
If breast cancer is detected at an early stage of development, there are number of effective treatment options are available. A woman and her physician will choose the treatment that is right for her, based on the location and extent of the cancer, her age and preferences, and the risks and benefits of each treatment. The basic treatment choices for breast cancer are surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy. Local treatments such as breast surgery and radiation therapy are focused on the breast itself to remove or destroy the cancer cells confined to the breast. Systemic treatments such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapy aim to destroy the cancer cells that may have spread throughout the body.

Breast cancer cells can be estrogen receptor positive or estrogen receptor negative. Estrogen receptor positive cells are those that have a protein to which the hormone estrogen will bind. Cancer cells that are ER+ need estrogen to grow, and may stop growing when treated with hormones that block estrogen from binding.Estrogen receptor negative refers to cells that do not have a protein to which the hormone estrogen will bind. Cancer cells that are ER- do not need estrogen to grow, and usually do not stop growing when treated with hormones that block estrogen from binding.

Surgery has an important role in breast cancer treatment. Most women have the option to choose between breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy, plus radiation) or removal of the breast (mastectomy). Clinical trials have proven that both options provide the same long-term survival rates for most types of early stage breast cancer.Lumpectomy removes a small tumor and a margin of normal tissue around the tumor. The surgeon also removes some of the lymph nodes under the arm to find out if the cancer has spread. Lumpectomy is followed by radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells is the standard care.Modified radical mastectomy is surgery to remove the entire breast, some of the lymph nodes under the arm, and the lining over the chest muscles. It may be appropriate when the breast tumor is large or if cancer is found in more than one part of the breast.
Radical mastectomy involves removal of the breast, chest muscles, and all lymph nodes under the arm. It was the standard treatment many years ago, but it is used now only when a tumor has spread to the chest muscles.

Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. It is usually used after lumpectomy to destroy any cancer cells that still may remain in the breast after surgery. It is sometimes used to shrink tumors before surgery.

Chemotherapy uses drugs, usually a combination of drugs that travel through the body to slow the growth of cancer cells or to kill them.

Hormonal therapy prevents cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow. If a breast tumor relies on the body’s natural hormones to grow, it is either estrogen receptor-positive or progesterone-positive. This means that any cancer cells that remain after surgery may continue to grow when these hormones are present in the body. Hormonal therapy can reduce the amount of the body’s natural hormones or block the hormones from reaching any remaining cancer cells.

Women who have received treatment for breast cancer may be at risk of developing lymphedema, a condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling, according to the National Cancer Institute. Lymphedema may occur in the arm or leg after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are removed or treated with radiation.
If your treatment protocol includes chemotherapy or radiation therapy, you may have some skin challenges such as skin sensitivity all over or at radiation treatment site. During this time, you may to ensure your diet is rich is foods with high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) values, as these foods rich in antioxidants will assist your body recover. You will also have to re-evaluate the products you use daily on your body and especially on the treatment area

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Cancer / Re: Breast cancer symptoms
« on: July 26, 2012, 12:11:30 PM »
One of the earliest signs of breast cancer can be an abnormality that shows up on a mammogram before it can be felt. A lump in the breast, the most common sign of breast cancer; abnormal thickening of the breast; or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Finding a lump or change in your breast does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. Additional changes that may also be signs of breast cancer include:

Any new, hard lump or thickening in any part of the breast

Change in breast size or shape

Dimpling or puckering of the skin

Swelling, redness or warmth that does not go away

Pain in one spot that does not vary with your monthly cycle

Pulling in of the nipple

Nipple discharge that starts suddenly and appears only in one breast

An itchy, sore or scaling area on one nipple

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Diabetes / Re: How diabetes is related to our weight loss??
« on: December 01, 2011, 06:12:12 AM »
Usually people consume diet with low in fat and high in carbohydrates.Carbohydrate is very much related to the people having diabetes..carbohydrates usually increase the insulin production and there by increasing the weight ,insulin causes you to increase the weight.carbohydrates need to be managed for effective weight loss.carbohydrates such as complex whole grains,vegetables are good because ,they will absorb very slowly to the blood. Off-course Exercise such as Aerobic exercise,yoga can cut the blood sugar level very effectively.In the same case carbohydrate is also very much important to our body in small quantity.You should not only concentrate on your weight loss also check your cholesterol and blood pressure levels frequently.Find a good diabetic nutritionist recommended by your doctor.They will suggest to follow a good food diet,low calorie or fat and exercise.Walking is a good exercise for a diabetic patient,walk atleast 2 or 3 miles everyday,helps you to maintain the weight,health and balance your body.

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