Children Wearing Lab Coats

ID-10036453You’ve probably seen adults wearing lab coats while they are working in a hospital or doctor’s office. Some wear them while they are in a lab or while teaching a chemistry or biology course in school. Children can also wear lab coats, but they often have fun designs on them, such as cartoon characters or animals. They cover most of the body to protect the clothing and the skin. Some children might wear kids lab coats for Halloween so that they can look like a doctor or nurse while others might wear one to school to give an example of what a parent does for a job.

One of the main reasons to wear a lab coat is protection. While children might not be using chemicals or items that are dangerous, they might want to protect their clothing when they are painting or helping cook in the kitchen. The coat will keep liquids from staining the clothes and make them feel like they are professional instead of simply playing or doing a chore for parents.

There are times when children might need to stay in the hospital because they are sick or they have had surgery. A lab coat can help prevent the spread of germs that could make children sicker. Adding a mask can further decrease the spread of germs that are sometimes found in hospitals and doctor’s offices. The coat can also be used if the child is visiting a friend or family member in the hospital, protecting against taking home germs and bacteria if the coat is thrown away before going home as some are disposable.

Older children might take classes in school that deal with some liquids that could damage the skin or clothing. A lab coat, goggles, gloves and a mask can help prevent these liquids from splashing on the skin or the clothing. Most lab coats are now made with materials, such as cotton, that won’t melt if they are on fire. This will help protect the child if they are in that kind of situation as some clothing will melt to the skin.

 

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Posted by - May 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

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6 Top Advantages of Plugging Invisible Hearing Aid For Your Hearing Problem


Does anyone in your home have problem in hearing the conversation or ask you to increase the volume of the television? Then you need to immediately contact an audiologist. These licensed audiologists will suggest the appropriate hearing aid. There are many manufacturers available in the market, which produce different types of hearing aids with different features and technology, and you need to choose the perfect one according to the severity of your problem.  As opposed to the traditional heavy hearing aids, the modern ones are sleek and trendy, and they do not mar your style, even if you wear them with the funkiest of clothes.

They can be customized as per your needs:

Invisible hearing aids are customized as per your ear canal and are deeply fit inside the canal so that it remains invisible, but boost the quality of sounds with its amazing features and functions. The best part of this kind of hearing aid is that, you can adjust the volume as per the sound levels in and around your vicinity with ease In fact, this invisible hearing aid is a breakthrough in the hearing technology. The demand and popularity of these kinds of hearing aids are increasing day by day in the market.

These aids are comfortable to wear:

Invisible hearing aids are highly comfortable, virtually invisible, and they allow you to reduce noise, adjust the volume, recognize the voice, and have intuitive sound processing. Ideally, many youngsters and children will feel embarrassed to wear the hearing aid, but the invisible hearing aid can be worn with high comfort and hear properly without being noticed by people.

Here are a few advantages of this invisible hearing aid

  • Unparalleled discretion: Ideally, people who are suffering with hearing problem will face a lot of problems in understanding the conversation of the people around them. Since the hearing aid remains invisible, and the color gets adjusted to your skin color and texture, you feel no irritation even when you sweat, or when you make movements of your facial parts. The invisible hearing aid that is available in the market focuses more on your disability than on its visibility.
  • Effective functionality: The noise reduction system and sound processing helps you to focus on the conversation keenly despite of other noises around you. This is highly comfortable to wear and do not make you feel that you are using a heavy device to hear the conversation.
  • Highly compatible: This kind of hearing aid is perfect to plug into the ear of people who have hearing problems. If you are having a meeting or would like to listen to your favorite music, all you need to do is to adjust the hearing aid as per the listening environment and enjoy the music or conversion like a normal person without any disability. These are versatile, and are available in numerous designs, sizes and colors.

  • Easy to connect: The wireless features in this device help you to connect to TV’s, music players, computer and mobile devices.
  • Customized as per your ear canal: These hearing aids are customized as per your canal, thus giving a snug fit without the problem of it getting slipped from your ears. This is ideal to plug-in by all the patients with hearing problem.
  • Highly comfortable: You do not feel any kind of irritation by wearing this device. You can plug this device into your ear canal for hours together with high comfort. In addition, this device comes in various shades.

These hearing aids are water-proof that you can wear them while swimming or taking a shower. So life becomes quite easy when instead of the dull hearing aids, you choose the new invisible hearing aids.

Posted by harrycaesar - April 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

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What Is Alcohol Neuropathy?

People may recognize the action of consuming an alcoholic beverage to “calm the nerves,” but people may not recognize the dangers of alcohol neuropathy. The generalized term, neuropathy is used to describe issues with the nerves. Alcohol neuropathy is more probable in those with alcoholism and can remain prevalent after an individual receives treatment for alcoholism.

Alcohol neuropathy occurs when a person drinks obsessively over a long period of time and the nerves become damaged. Once the nerves are damaged, they are then unable to transfer signals to other parts of the body.

The peripheral nervous system is the area mainly affected by alcohol neuropathy and controls the motor/sensory skills.  This nervous system consists of:

  • Nerves and ganglia
  • Other portions of the brain
  • The spinal cord

While the exact cause of alcohol neuropathy is unknown, there are two factors found to contribute to the development of it. The first factor is in the fact that alcohol poisons the nerves over time. The second factor contributing to the development of alcohol neuropathy is a vitamin and mineral deficiency from those who struggle with alcoholism.

Nearly half of all people who abuse alcohol heavily, end up with some form of neuropathy. It usually takes about 10 years of heavy alcohol abuse for an individual to develop alcohol neuropathy.  However, treatment options are available for those in need.

Identifying the symptoms

Along with being a constant and heavy drinker, there are other symptoms to identify if an individual has alcohol neuropathy. The symptoms include:

  • Numbness in the extremities
  • Abnormal sensations
  • Heat intolerance
  • Impotence (may occur)
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Cramping, aches and spasms

In more severe cases, the damage branches to the autonomic nerves, which control internal body functions such as urinating and bowel movements. In the severe cases, people may experience incontinence, urinary leakage, feeling like the bladder isn’t completely emptied and difficulty starting urination.

People may not realize what they are experiencing, the symptoms generally start out mild and worsen as the alcohol abuse continues. The symptoms can greatly effect one’s quality of life and cause permanent damage to the body. A diagnosis of alcohol neuropathy will involve a vitamin blood analysis, electromyography (EMG) or a thyroid function test. From the diagnosis and testing, a medical professional can develop a treatment.

Possible treatment options

While treatment for alcohol neuropathy exists, it is much more effective when the condition is caught early on. Treatment for alcohol neuropathy consists of preventing injuries, managing symptoms and maximizing abilities.

Physicians strive for non-narcotic treatments, but often prescribe the lowest dosage of narcotics possible to help control the pain; reducing the risk of dependency. People receiving treatment for alcohol neuropathy may also attend physical therapy, while using splints and compression stockings. For those with bladder problems, diuretic may be used. In the severe cases, catheterization may be needed. Vitamin and mineral supplements can be administered to correct any underlying nutritional deficiencies and prevent further degeneration.

Even though most of the symptoms are treatable, patients with alcohol neuropathy do not always respond well to treatment. For these people, the issues of alcohol neuropathy may plague them for the duration of his or her life.

Drug detox centers with a program for alcoholics can treat the alcoholism early on in order to prevent neuropathy. These centers equip the patient with the skills necessary to continue a sober life after the treatment program.

Posted by JamesJones - April 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

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Five of the Hottest Products from Around the World

Any discussion of the top five foods is going to be hotly debated. When you talk spice, well hot food fanatics will always claim their favorite dish makes everyone else collapse in pain.

As it turns out, there are only a few substances that occur naturally in food that give off a sensation of heat, the grand-daddy of course being Caspaicin, the power behind hot peppers.

In most cases, these chemicals cause a reaction by acting on a receptor in the mouth called TRPV1, short for transient receptor potential vanilloid 1. That’s a mouthful in itself. The heat-bearing compounds in spicy food, like capsaicin, stimulate the TRPV1 receptors and send those waves of burn crashing through your nervous system.

One of the reason that spicy foods have such devout fans is that the reactions that happen after the TRPV1 receptors wake up, is that the body responds as if you’re pain because, well you are in pain. A natural pain-relief response is a release of endorphins. These proteins produce a number of effects, but chiefly, they relieve pain and give an overall feeling of well-being. For those acclimated to spicy food, it’s a feel-good post-meal added value.

So what foods will light up your TRPV1s and bring on that endorphin high. Here are five of them.

  1. Blair’s 16 Million Reserve – this is a 1 milliliter pharmaceutical vial that contains pure capsaicin crystals. It tops the Scoville scale, a measure of capsaicin-based hotness, at 16 million Scoville units, essentially 3,200 times hotter than a jalapano pepper. Chances are you will never get your hands on any, as only 999 of the vials were made. However, Blair’s Sauces and snacks has many high-octane capsaicin-based sauces and products containing extremely high Scoville ratings.
  2. CaJohns Get Bitten Black Mamba 6 Hot Sauce – drop about 10 million points on the Scoville scale and you get this hot sauce made from Chocolate habaneros and fortified with capsaicin extract. It’s only 1,200 times hotter that the reference jalapeno. To give you another frame of reference, pepper spray, used by law enforcement and for personal safety, is between 2 and 5 million Scoville units.
  3. Trinidad Scorpion chile – getting out of the man-made monsters of hot, it clocks 1,463,700 Scoville units and was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Rumor has it that a sister strain is going to dethrone this natural wonder, but for the moment, it is the spiciest plant recognized.
  4. Peppercorns – another substance that excites the TRPV1 receptors is Piperine. It’s the potency found in black pepper, which is not related to chile peppers at all. Unlike capsaicin, piperine is slightly water-soluble, so in theory, a big glass of water might quench the peppercorn fire, while it only spreads the hot pepper flame. This is the chemical that gives fire ants their burn, too.
  5. Wasabi, horseradish and mustard – each of these foods is powered by allyl isothiocyanate and like peppercorns each has a bit of water solubility that capsaicin lacks. There’s no way to compare piperine and allyl isothiocyanate hotness using the Scoville scale, since it is a measure of capsaicin concentration.

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Posted by Browse-read - March 31, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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Are you searching for a herb which can be used in treating cancer?

While the direct effects of herbs and spices against cancer are yet to be determined, their indirect effects are more visible. One of the many side-effects of fighting cancer is suffering from loss of taste of any food that’s consumed. This is why adding certain herbs to foods triggers taste buds and offers new taste sensations that help alleviate some of the trouble when consuming food. Fighting cancer is hard and frustrating, but the least we can do is ease the struggle by making the everyday meal tastier and feel better for it.

So, what herbs and spices can we use to help heighten the taste senses if someone is fighting cancer? Believe it or not, yes. Studies are still being performed, and some of them appear to be quite promising. Check out these herbs and their effects might actually take you by surprise.

Garlic

Garlic

A very popular addition to food, albeit one has to be aware that the odor it produces can be uncomfortable to some people even though it does reduce blood pressure and strengthens our immune system. Garlic’s odor and taste is produced by a high level of sulfur and allicin, a compound that’s released whenever the bulb is chopped or crushed. In regular use it reduces risk of stomach and breast cancer and it does that through specific mechanisms that promote detoxification and DNA repair of dead cells.

 

Peppermint

Best of the both worlds when it comes to water-mint and spearmint, peppermint is an old and accepted form of preventing and remedying illnesses including indigestion, cramps and yes, even cancer. Cancer means treatments and medicine, and this can upset the stomach since someone can only take that much therapies and pills until they have digestive problems. Boiling peppermint leaves in abundance in hot water until they are properly combined can do wonders for someone experiencing cancer-induced stomach issues.

Peppermint

Chili pepper

Peppers will help out those who had to go through cancer surgery; it’s an amazing pain relief in the form of capsaicin cream or pills and it should only be prescribed by a doctor in charge of the patient. Raw chilipepper may, like, peppermint, help with indigestion but should be used carefully; it’s hot, so only a small amount should be consumed to remedy the treatment and/or surgery.

Chamomile

Chamomile will help out during chemo therapy as it can cause unpleasant mouth sores which can be painful. Simply letting the tea cool off and rinsing a couple times a day will go a long way in making sure radiation therapy is at least more bearable. It has the same digestive benefits like peppers and peppermint; it helps indigestion and softens the muscle contractions of intestines.

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Green Tea

Helpful in both prevention and slowing of the decease, green tea is rich in antioxidants and drinking it on a daily basis if there’s even a suspicion of cancer will go a long way in slowing it down or even stopping it in its tracks, just make sure not to overdo it because it can cause nausea if consumed too much.

As you can see, there are herbs and spices that we can procure in every-day life that can have beneficial effects for our loved ones suffering from one form of cancer to another. As with all deceases, it’s important to stay positive and think about the bright side, there’s always one thing or the other that makes the whole thing easier, and by using one or more of the herbs listed above, you might just turn the tide of your close ones to their favor.

Red Clover

Red clover is a source of nutrients such as magnesium, niacin, chromium, potassium and vitamin C and others that strengthen the immune system. When it comes to preventing endometrial and prostate cancer, red clover is known to have positive effects of estrogen chemicals it contains. We say “prevention” and we mean it; Red Clover tablets are effective in prevention of many forms of cancer, but not once cancer is in place, since it has adverse effects and may cause harm due to conflicting with regenerating cells and should not be taken as a remedy.

Posted by Fredrick Cameron - March 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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The Underlying Connection Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Childhood is generally a time of discovery, innocence and happiness. Despite these typical experiences, a growing individual’s life can be instantly shattered by a traumatic event and fall victim to lasting psychological damage. In some cases, survivors of trauma may turn to drug or alcohol use in order to cope with the pain.

The toll of trauma

Experiencing trauma at any age can cause complex consequences to a person’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors, but childhood is an especially sensitive period. When a child witnesses or is victimized by a traumatic event, the incident can have extensive and lifelong impacts on the developing brain. Potential effects can be emotional, relational or physical, including:

  • Increased anxiety
  • Feelings of helplessness, powerlessness and hopelessness
  • Sadness and grief
  • Feelings of self blame, guilt and shame
  • An inability to trust others
  • Lower self-esteem
  • An increased risk of chronic health conditions including fibromyalgia, diabetes, headaches, cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome
  • A higher likelihood of co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and self-harming behaviors

How trauma leads to addiction

Recent studies have shown that a neurological connection may exist between childhood trauma and substance abuse. The amygdala, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex are all involved in the body’s response to trauma. These three areas of the brain control threat perception (amygdala), processing memories (hippocampus) and executive control (prefrontal cortex).

When these areas of the brain are overactive, such as following a traumatic experience, an individual can become extremely overwhelmed with everyday life and societal challenges. Furthermore, a person may desire to escape these negative feelings and begin self-medicating through drugs and alcohol as they grow older. 

Tips for handling trauma triggers

A trauma survivor may develop a number of triggers that can lead to abusive and addictive behaviors. In order to prevent this from happening, experts recommend the following strategies: 

  • Surround yourself with support when overwhelming memories begin entering your thoughts
  • Engage in exercise, volunteering and positive activities that release soothing endorphins and other mood lifting chemicals within the body
  • Work with a therapist to accept what elements of life you cannot control or predict
  • Learn how to systematically dial down the intensity of your emotions through breathing and other meditative exercises
  • Begin picking apart your negative feelings and actions. Trace these responses to the thoughts that cause them and address their irrationalities

In the case of dealing with trauma, both treatment and recovery are possible. When treating an addicted individual who is also a survivor of childhood trauma, it is very important to follow a holistic approach where the addiction and anxiety are confronted equally. While detoxification programs address more immediate concerns, these services are not be equipped to handle the lasting mental health needs that result from serious trauma.

On the other hand, specialized residential treatment centers can handle these psychological needs as well as the side effects of drug or alcohol withdrawal. Survivors and their support systems must look for behavioral health care providers that offer detox and continuing care services for managing trauma-related illnesses.

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Posted by JamesJones - March 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm

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Therapy Culture and Practice with Older Adults

The increasing number of people living longer lives is a cause of worldwide debate over how to enable those senior citizens aging with dignity. Instead of seeing them as looming social and economic burden, it is important to provide them care and understanding. How we care for our elderly citizens is a reflection of who we are as a society.

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In a not so distant past, people took it upon themselves to take care of their aging parents, and this custom continues in some of the traditional societies. Today, not only that people do not have enough time to do so, but they are also aware that senior citizens require much more knowledge and a professional approach and treatment.

 

General Knowledge about Aging

To be able to provide appropriate care to elderly citizens, it is important to be aware of how aging influences them, both physically and mentally. It is inevitable that aging brings with it the need to accommodate to numerous physical changes and functional limitations. Furthermore, different development of social and psychological changes, have a significant impact on how will the person accept the aging process.

Some of the normal biological changes accompanying aging are the ones impacting sensory acuity, body composition, performance capacity, immunological responses, etc.

 

Clinical Issues Accompanying Older People

Practitioners and therapists must realize that most of the older adults do not face any clinical issues and generally have good mental health. Still, certain percentage (20-22%) meets criteria for mental disorder. Whether they already have a history of mental illness or they develop certain condition as they are growing old, it is crucial to give an appropriate therapeutic response to all of the symptoms.

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 Some psychological issues tend to present with an emphasis on somatic rather than emotional symptoms (late-life depression, anxiety, etc.), so it is essential to keep a close eye for those clues. Senior citizens living with dementia may experience coexisting psychological symptoms (anxiety, depression, paranoia, etc.). The best way to respond to them is being familiar with symptoms presentations and prevailing mental disorders in late life.

 

Communicating with Older Adults

Sometimes, we have a tendency of stereotyping older people, and we rely on those stereotypes to reduce any uncertainties regarding communication with them. However, if that is the only thing we rely on then we are risking of being misunderstood or even thoughtless. What to do then?

First, you must recognize your own stereotypes, and then acknowledge that they do not have to be accurate. Ask thoughtful questions, but avoid patronizing with your speech. This kind of speech is viewed negatively by most of the elderly people, because it is disrespectful and reminds of “baby talk”. Pay attention to your nonverbal communication signals too.

 

Caring for Older People

Taking care of the elderly people requires a lot of patience and respect, but it is also something that should be thought. Medical practitioners are a valuable asset for training and educating new professionals, volunteers, and other team members and persons who are nursing seniors. They can also convey their knowledge to family members who have taken upon themselves to care for their senior family member.

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There is also a possibility of attending aged care course designed to achieve the same goals. As for the professional caregivers, they are encouraged to pursue continuous education and improvement in order to enhance their competence and keep up with the ongoing changes in medicine and psychology. It is up to us, as a society, to produce more and more professionals to do so and provide them with all the necessary knowledge to be the best they can be in their jobs.

Posted by Sophia Smith - March 18, 2016 at 12:35 pm

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Tips on Purchasing Orthotics Insoles for Overall Foot Benefit

Many people have problems while walking or running because of some ailment or are just out of balance. These can cause heal pain, knee and lower back pain and also discomfort while walking. The posture or body alignment also becomes bad when they stand or walk. Orthotic insoles are the devices which can help correct the posture and provide comfort to the feet. Also known as shoe inserts or orthoses, these are placed inside the footwear to remove abnormal walking pattern. Orthotics insoles are available in various shoes stores and drug stores. It is also possible to purchase custom fitted orthotics insoles that can be molded according to unique foot of the customer. You can also buy orthotics insoles online from various shopping sites and other websites.
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Why Do You Need to Use the Orthotics Insoles?

There are many benefits of using the orthotics insoles which provides many reasons for using them. Some of them are given below:

  • Reduce the impact of shocks

Foot absorbs the shocks caused from walking and also needs to prevent the friction between bones and muscles. The orthotics insoles act a cushion to absorb the shocks and keep the feet free from constant pressure. The body weight is evenly distributed over the feet and legs and curve of the foot is aligned properly. This reduces the impact of shocks while walking or running.

  • Remove foot pain

Problems of congenital foot defects or degenerative conditions like flat feet, high foot arches, heel spurs etc. can cause severe foot pain while standing or walking. Chronic foot problems or foot pains can be remarkably reduced by using orthotics insoles. Purchasing orthotics insoles online or from market can also help to bring relief from temporary problems of foot problem or mild injury.

  • They reduce fatigue

Fatigue is caused when you constantly walk or run or stand for some reasons. Using the insoles can help better circulation thereby providing oxygen to muscles at faster rate. This helps to recover quicker and reduce the fatigue, thereby enhancing the overall physical stamina.
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Tips to Buy Orthotics Insoles

While choosing the orthotics it is very important to consider few things. They are:

  • Orthotic insoles are designed to bring relive to pain and symptoms of foot problems. Aligning the body posture and reducing the pain caused from improper biodynamics is the work of these insoles. Hence while choosing the insoles it is important to understand the type of foot condition.
  • Another thing to consider before buying the orthotics is to understand which insoles are suitable for the types of shoes you wear often. Insoles are designed to be placed in particular shoes, hence checking it in advance is good idea.
  • If there is no specific problem, you can use any standard insoles. But for specific problem it is advisable to consult a podiatrist or sport therapist. They perform various pressure tests on your foot to find the imbalances in the bones and muscles, and then find a quality orthotics insole accordingly.
  • Comfort is very important thing to consider while purchasing orthotics. Buying high quality orthotics products from good brand and right value can be a good option.

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About Customized Orthotics

Customized orthotics insoles are molded specifically for unique foot to align and correct the posture, bringing back the natural function of the foot. These devices are made out of dense rubbery foam kind of material and can be placed in most shoes. These insoles are shaped after taking the molds or scanning the feet of the individual. The computer creates a mirror image of the foot with the custom orthotic.  It absorbs the impact of walking or running and removes the pain and fatigue.

The custom orthotics insoles are expensive as compared to standard ones but are better in absorbing high impacts.

Posted by harrycaesar - March 10, 2016 at 11:58 am

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Do Really Vitamin or Supplement can be used to treat PMS

Even before you get to that time of the month, it is likely that you will experience some of the feelings which go hand in hand with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). Some women experience extreme discomfort; cramps in the stomach, tender breasts, bloating, tiredness, and even have trouble sleeping. There can also be an emotional effect of the time just before and during your period; anxiety and irritability are particularly common.

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Finding the root cause

Every month your hormones sweep through a wide curve, from being fully able to support new life to clearing out your body ready to start again. For all these processes to work there are large changes in the quantities of two hormones in particular; estrogen and progesterone. In order to keep the harmony and balance in your body the swing in hormones is balanced by your other hormones. However, the body cannot always react quickly enough, particularly when the hormone cortisol is released in reaction to a stressful situation. Any adjustment to your hormone situation can cause mood swings and irritability.

The treatment

It is possible to get prescription medicine which will deal with the symptoms of PMS, although not necessarily the underlying issue. Cognitive therapy and lifestyle changes have been shown to help combat PMS. However, the latest research suggests that supplements, in particular vitamins and minerals, can assist with controlling the body’s cycle. This results in a reduction of the symptoms:

  • Calcium

Calcium has always been known as an essential nutrient for bone health. The latest research suggests that, by taking approximately 1000mg of calcium per day, the effects of PMS are drastically diminished. A reduction in fatigue, appetite changes and cases of depression were observed.

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  • Chasteberry

This herb comes from the fruit of a tree and has been linked with a reduction in breast tenderness, headaches and even irritability.

  • Vitamin B6

This vitamin helps your immune system, metabolism and nervous system. It is thought that by boosting the operation of these processes the effects of PMS will be greatly diminished. However, high levels of B6 in your body can have serious consequences for your health; you should always consult a medical professional before taking it.

  • Magnesium

A deficiency in Magnesium will leave you feeling tired and more vulnerable to disease. This will increase the effects and ability to cope with PMS.

  • Vitamin E

There is an increasing amount of evidence which shows that vitamin E can be beneficial to those with PMS. A daily dose has been shown to reduce the tenderness in your breasts; although research is continuing regarding the exact reasons for this.

  • Dong Quai

This is often called Chinese Angelic and has been used for centuries to relieve fatigue and help you feel more energetic and ready for life.

  • Maca

This herb has been used to treat a variety of conditions over the years. These conditions include depression, erectile dysfunction, low immune system and even weak bones. It helps to balance your hormones and reduces the pain associated with PMS.

  • Black Cohosh

This herb is known to help reduce irritability and tiredness; both common PMS issues.

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  • Lemon Balm

The calming effect of this natural substance has always been associated with soothing and calming the mind. Research suggests that this calming affect can help women with PMS by reducing anxiety and encouraging better sleep patterns.

  • Wild Yams

This is a traditional treatment for those with menstrual pains. It has been shown to be particularly effective if you have high estrogen levels.

  • Burdock

Burdock is a plant supplement which introduces plant based steroids into your body.  These work alongside your liver to help metabolize hormones quickly and keep your hormones in balance; reducing the effects of PMS.

  • Ginkgo

Although known for its memory restoring properties, Ginkgo is actually a very helpful supplement for those suffering with PMS. It has been shown to reduce both fluid retention and breast tenderness.

  • Starflower oil

Due to high concentrations of GLA (gamma linoleic acid), starflower oil helps calm and even prevent premenstrual syndrome. Made of borage seeds, starflower oil for PMS may get you back on your feet before you know it.

 

Posted by Fredrick Cameron - March 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

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The Truth about Calcium Intake in Menopause

Menopause is a delicate period in every woman’s life. It is the time when hormonal changes are causing the menstrual cycle to stop, which happens between the ages of 45 and 55. Those changes can start some years before the very menopause occurs, due to perimenopause (when the ovaries start cutting back on the production of estrogen and progesterone).

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Because estrogen plays a vital role in maintaining bone strength, after a certain age, bone loss is increased. For women whose bone strength was not ideal before the menopause, the risks of osteoporosis is greater. Let us see how calcium intake can affect that.

 

The Risk of Osteoporosis

 It is estimated that, in the first five years of menopause, an average women can lose up to 10 percent of her bone mass. Osteoporosis, precisely, occurs when the bones become thinner, which makes them more prone to fracture.

 According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, more than 200 million women around the world are affected by this illness. There are many treatments for postmenopausal osteoporosis which can reduce the risk of fractures. Prevention is the best cure. Women can reduce the risk of osteoporosis by exercising regularly and increasing calcium intake in their diet.

 

How to Increase Calcium Intake?

 It is believed that sufficient calcium intake can be obtained through diet. Still, if you are in the risky years, you should consider using other sources too. The most common source of calcium are, of course, dairy products, but you should not limit your choice to them alone. Collard greens actually fulfill a quarter of your daily needs and other foods you should include into your diet are broccoli, Chinese cabbage, edamame, figs, oranges, sardines, salmon, white beans, tofu, almonds, etc.

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Do not stop there, though, sometimes when the nature is not enough or you are deprived of some sources (dairy products because of lactose intolerance, for instance), you can compensate the lack of that mineral with calcium supplements.

 

Ensuring Optimal Absorption of Calcium

 There are some factors which can limit calcium absorption. Those are low levels of vitamin D caused by age-related decrease of intake, consuming large amounts of phytates (contained in grains) and excessive amounts of oxalic acid (spinach and other greens), consuming a lot of tannins (teas) and acid-suppressant medications. To ensure the optimal absorption of calcium for healthy bones you can take calcium carbonate with your meals, take divided doses of calcium throughout the day, drink plenty of water and get plenty of vitamin D.

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Remember that more is not always better. Make sure you limit the calcium intake to not more than 2, 5000 mg per day. A larger amount can increase the risk of hypercalcemia (a condition caused by too much calcium in the blood) which can, in its most extreme cases, lead to kidney failure.

 Preserving your health gets more and more important as you age, but if you had taken care of your body and mind in your younger days that should not be a significant problem.

 For more details, you can search through the reliable online portals, to get more ideas about calcium intake and adding calcium supplements in menopause.

 

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