How The Effects Of Stress Can Ruin Your Health

The effects of stress whether it’s from a business you run, a job you work, a relationship, or just life itself, can be very detrimental to your physical health. Many people fail to recognize certain symptoms of stress if they can’t relate it directly to their emotional state of being. The assumption is that stress only ravages our emotional health. Well nothing could be further from the truth.

Although anxiety and panic attacks are commonly recognized as signs of stress we often tend to overlook other stress symptoms that are more physical in nature. Many conditions or discomforts we experience are often erroneously attributed to external factors other than stress. As a result these discomforts are generally ignored.

Having the ability to recognize certain stress symptoms both physical and emotional can be a key factor in the quality of life you live.

Learning to recognize these signs early on will enable you to take the corrective actions needed to minimize the negative effects they can have on you.

With that said our focus here will be 5 common physical signs of stress you need to be aware of that often times are quickly dismissed:

Sleep Deprivation

Although lack of sleep can often times is attributed to a restless mind the ultimate damage is physical in nature. Not enough rest leads to an inability to maintain focus, irritability, and diminishes your overall physical performance.

Weakened Immunity System

Without the proper rest your body’s auto immune system weakens leaving you susceptible to all kinds of sicknesses ranging from the common cold to ailments of a much more severe nature.

Even with adequate rest stress can still create a constant strain on your system thereby again challenging your immunity system. Medical science has documented that stress can in fact even accelerate the advancement of cancer and other existing ailments or diseases in patients.

Fatigue

Fatigue is another by-product of constant stress. The lack of energy you feel from being under a continual siege of stress leaves you without the drive to fully engage in the world around you. By not being able to be your best professionally or enjoy yourself socially can take quite a toll on your life. In fact shortchanging your social interactions will only worsen your stress being that time with family and friends is a terrific way to defuse the harmful effects stress can have.

Chronic Aches and Pains

With an overload of stress and no measures taken to relieve it, tension builds up in the body often times resulting from achy joints or stiff muscles. If there is a pre-existing condition such as arthritis or even an old injury the tendency for these to ‘flare up’ is common and directly attributed to the stress you’re experiencing.

Headaches

The most common and identifiable sign of stress is a headache. Pain relievers are available to alleviate the discomfort but these are only temporary solutions. Unless measures are taken to better manage the stress that causes these headaches they will return.

The effects of stress can open a Pandora’s Box to an assortment of physical ailments that can literally debilitate you. Your failure to recognize certain symptoms of stress can ultimately lead to a state of poor physical health. Your knowledge of this better prepares you to recognize the signs we discussed above. With the proper corrective actions you can then manage and minimize the damage it can do to your health, happiness, and productivity.


Lupus Skin Rash Image

Because infection with the HSV-1 (Herpes simplex virus -1) usually occurs early in life through the asymptomatic infection of the mouth and throat, it means that a high proportion of the population are carrying the virus in its latent form. Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 are similar in that they are simultaneously transmitted by direct contact and can sometimes cause intensely painful fluid-filled blisters, containing millions of infectious viral particles. To achieve an initial infection, the following conditions must apply: herpes simplex transport demands in body fluids (saliva, semen, fluid in the genital tract of women) or in a liquid, herpes sores. The injuries of these two types of herpes can be spread by contact with the same part of the body immediately after touching a herpes lesion.

A majority of people have been exposed to the herpes simplex virus without being aware of it, usually some time in early childhood. Preventing the virus is difficult because people can spread even if they do not have symptoms of an epidemic force. Because the chances of contracting this disease increases with the number of sexual partners is a person, limiting the number of partners is the first step towards prevention. When one partner has herpes simplex infection and the other does not, the use of condoms has been shown to decrease the chances of transmission to the uninfected partner.

During an outbreak of genital herpes, a number of measures can be taken to make the state more comfortable: wearing loose clothing, avoiding excessive heat or sunlight, keep the wound clean and Dry, cool or lukewarm tissue from the wound area for short periods of time, do not use scented soaps, sprays, deodorant or female showers and take aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain .

Sun protection important in preventing recurrences of herpes facial sun exposure often triggers this type of herpes. The sun protection factor using high protection sunscreens and other measures such as protection of lip balm are important.

The anti-viral drugs to stop the virus herpes simplex multiplying once it reaches the skin or mucous membrane, but can not eliminate the virus from its resting phase in nerve cells. Acyclovir topical or penciclovir in the form of a cream applied in the affected areas, reduce recurrent attacks of herpes simplex provided that the application is started early enough. Undecylenic acid (Castor oil derivatives) is proof of having anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that are effective on the skin viral infections such as herpes simplex virus lysine and supplementation has been proposed as a complementary therapy for the treatment of herpes simplex. Cimetidine which common component drugs heartburn, has been shown to reduce the severity of shingles outbreaks in different cases and offered some relief from simple.

Local injuries to the face, lips, eyes or mouth, and by trauma, surgery, wind, ultraviolet light, sunburn, a cold or depression of the immune system are all well established and triggers reactivation may cause symptoms of herpes.

Both herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 produce similar symptoms, but can vary depending on the gravity on the site of infection. Symptoms of infection in the genital area, for example, include itching, painful sores and blisters (called lesions) on the genitals, fever (usually with the first appearance of blisters), fatigue, malaise, muscle pain, vaginal discharge, De difficulty or pain when you urinate, pain when you have relationships and tender or enlarged lymph nodes in the groin.

In rare cases the virus can also cause more serious infections. When the eye is struck by herpes simplex, it usually affects only one eye and occurs most often on the cornea (normally clear dome that covers the front part of the eye). Less frequently, May simplex virus also infect inside the eye (herpes Uveitis) or retina (retinitis herpes). The herpes simplex virus can also cause blood vessels to grow over the cornea, and sometimes can lead to visual impairment.


Lupus Disease Cures

Quantum healing.

This is a must read for any person who is dealing with illness or disease in a world where half of our seven Billion people are sick or dying daily.

A new book reveals a journey into the world of futuristic Quantum cure for all disease has been developed over the last 20 years by brilliant Doctors and Scientists using NASA space age technology to allow a Doctor to heal today with warp speed, delete disease with no pain and inexpensively.

This science is not new and has been vastly improved to a Sci-Fi level. In 1934, Doctor Royal Rife cured 16 out of 16 terminally ill with Cancer. We just have not heard about how this Medical Revolution is exploding world wide. http://www.healthcureforalldisease.com

Dave Archer wrote The Quantum cure over 3 years as he was a patient with this new technology suffering with multiple disease and finding no cure with Drugs or conventional Doctors.

Quantum healing allows a practitioner to scan a patients Body, Mind and Spirit within 90 seconds on a cellular level, print out the list of defects and begin 5 minute cycles of healing a person in each area of illness or disease directly. This allows a body to heal with biofeedback at computer age lightening speeds.

The Quantum Cure is a natural alternative available to any patient world wide and the book provides options for a reader to find a local Doctor with ease and begin a Quantum Leap in recovery. http://www.healthcureforalldisease.com

Here is a list of illness or disease that Quantum can heal with remarkable speed because it is the most powerful force in the universe and works on Mind Body and Spirit on a cellular level, instantly. Some will be deleted in a 1 hour session whereas Cancer may take a dozen sessions a€¦

Abscess
Acid Reflux
Acidosis
Acne
Addictions
Addison’s Disease
Adrenal Disorders
Adrenoleukodystrophy
(ALD)
Age Spots
Aging
AIDS
Allergies
Alopecia (Baldness)
ALS
Alzheimer’s Disease
Amenorrhea
Anaphylaxis
Anemia
Anger
Anxiety
Arteriosclerosis
Arthritis
Asthma
Athletes Foot
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism
Back Pain
Balance Problems
Blackheads Acne
Bladder Cancer
Bladder Problems
Blisters
Body Odor & Bad Breath
Bone Cancer
Bone Spurs
Bowel Problems
Brain Cancer
Brain Injury
Breast Cancer
Breast Problems
Bronchitis
Bruising
Bursitis
Cancer
Cancer of Cervix
Candida – Candidacies
Cardiovascular Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Celiac Disease
Cellulite
Cellulitis
Chemotherapy Side-effects
Chlamydia
Cholesterol Problems
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pulmonary Disease
Circulatory Problems
Cold Sores
Colic
Colon Cancer
Common Cold
Constipation
Cough
Cohn’s Disease
Cystic Acne
Cystic Fibrosis
Cysts
Dandruff
Depression
Dermatitis
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis
Drug Addiction
Dry Skin
Ear Problems
Eczema
Edema
Emphysema
Endocrine Disorders
Endometriosis
Energy Problems
Environmental Toxicity
Epilepsy
Esophagus Cancer
Eye Pain
Eye Problems
Eyes (Bags under)
Eyes (Bloodshot)
Eyes (Dry)
Eyes (Itchy)
Eyes (Mucus)
Eyes (Tired)
Eyestrain
Face Pain
Facial Paralysis
Fatigue
Fatty / Enlarged Liver

Fever
Fever Blisters
Fibromyalgia
Flu
Folliculitis
Folliculitis Alopecia
Folliculitis Decalvans
Capillitii
Food allergy
Food Poisoning
Frozen Shoulder
Fungal Infection
Fungal Skin Infections
Gall bladder Cancer
Gallstones
Gangrene
GERD – Gastro-Esophageal
Reflux
Glaucoma
Gout
Gum Problems
Gynecological Problems
Hair Disorders/Loss
Hay Fever
Headache
Hearing Loss
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
Heartburn
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Hernia
Herpes
Hiatal Hernia
Hiccups
High Liver Enzymes
HIV
Hodgkin’s disease
Hormonal Acne
Hormone Imbalance
Hot Flashes
Huntington’s Disease
Hyperactivity
Hypertension
Hyperthyroidism
Hypoglycemia
Hypothyroidism
Immune Dysfunction
Impetigo
Impotence
Infertility
Inflammation
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Injured Muscles
Insomnia
Intertrigo
Intrahepatic Stones
Iridocyclitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Jaundice
Jet Lag
Kidney Cancer
Kidney Problems
Kidney Stones
Knee Pain
Lactose Intolerance
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Learning Disorders
Leg Cramps
Leg Ulcers
Leukemia
Leucorrhea
Lichen Planus
Lichen Sclerosis
Liver & Gallbladder Problems
Liver Cancer
Liver Stones
Low Blood Pressure
Low Blood Sugar
Lung Cancer
Lung Disease
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Macular Degeneration
Malabsorption Syndrome
Malnutrition
Mastitis
Mastocytosis
Melanoma Cancer
Memory Problems
Menopause Problems
Menstruation Problems
Migraine
Mineral Deficiency
Moles
Mood Swings
Mouth Cancer
Multiple Chemical
Sensitivity

Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Pain
Muscle Weakness
Myocardial Infarction
Nail Problems
Narcolepsy
Nausea
Neck Problems
Nerve Damage
Nervousness
Neuropathy
Nodular or Severe Cystic Acne
Non-Hodkins Lymphoma
Nosebleed
Obesity
Oily Skin
Osteoporosis
Ovarian Cancer
Overweight
Pain
Pancreas Cancer
Pancreas Problems
Panic Disorder
Parasites
Parasites Intestinal
Parkinson’s Disease
Personality Disorder
Phemhigus
Phobias
Pilonidal Disease
Pimples (Acne)
Pityriasis Rosea
PMS
Pneumonia
Polyps
Post-polio Syndrome
Pregnancy Problems
Primary Sclerosing
Cholangitis
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Problems
Psoriasis
Psoriasis
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Radiation Sickness
Respiratory Ailments
Rheumatism
Rickets
Rosacea
Sarcoma Cancer
Schizophrenia
Sciatica
Scleroderma
Scoliosis
Senility
Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual Problems
Shoulder Pain
Sinus Problems
Skin Problems
Skin Rash
Sleep Disorders
Snakebite
Snoring
Spider Bite
Spinal Disorders
Sports Injuries
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Problems
Stroke
Testical Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Problems
Thyroiditis
Tinea
Tinea Capitis
Tinnitus
Tongue Cancer
Tooth Decay
Toxemia
Toxicity
Tuberculosis
Tumors
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis/Colitis
Underweight
Urinary Tract Infections
Urination Problems
Vaginal Cancer
Vaginitis
Varicose Veins
Vertigo
Vision Problems
Vitamin Deficiency
Vomiting
Vulvitis
Warts
Whiteheads Acne
Worms
Wrinkled Skin – Wrinkles
Yeast Infection


Early Stages Of Lupus Nephritis

Okay, so you wake up in the morning and you feel stiff. You think, “I sure feel my age.” Even though you may not have arthritis yet, your body sure is giving you some signs of inflammation….swelling up inside.

You also might start to notice things like your blood sugars suddenly are elevated, or your cholesterol levels have changed for the worse.

Even those extra pounds you might have gained is caused by inflammation! All of the above are just systems which are setting the stage for you to have serious inflammatory diseases.

Years ago the word “inflammation” was only associated with Arthritis. Today inflammation is the leading problem and cause of many different types of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and some cancers.

Normally, inflammation helps fight infections and initiates the healing process after an injury. But it doesn’t always routinely fade away.

Sometimes, inflammation festers in one part of the body. Perhaps related to allergies or an injured knee, then spreads out and eventually leads to a cluster of related disorders: the inflammation syndrome.

Many people across the United States and the world, suffer from pain. I bet you did no know that the feelings of pain can be caused from just inflammation!

I never thought about it before until I started this research.

This is what happens. When inflammation occurs, chemicals from your own body’s white blood cells get released into your blood or the area of your body that is affected….This is the natural process that your body does to protect itself from foreign substances.

When your body releases the chemicals, this will then increase the blood flow to the area of injury or infection. You may then see some redness or feel a warmth around the area.

The pain that you feel is caused because some of the chemicals cause a leak of fluid into the tissues, resulting in swelling. This protective process may stimulate nerves and cause your pain.

Irritation, swelling of the joints, is caused when the increased number of cells and inflammatory substances within the joint cause the symptoms.

Did you know that inflammation can affect also your internal organs? Sure can.

The types of symptoms depend on which organs are being affected.

#1:

Inflammation of the heart (myocarditis) may cause shortness of breath or fluid retention.

#2:

Inflammation of the small tubes that transport air to the lungs may cause an asthma attack.

#3:

Inflammation of the kidneys (nephritis) may cause high blood pressure or kidney failure.

#4:

Inflammation of the large intestine (colitis) may cause cramps and diarrhea.

This is why I believe in natural products to take the swelling down within my body. We can not see what goes on inside our bodies…

We only know something is wrong when we feel the pain.


Signs Of Lupus In Dogs

Have you ever noticed things about your body that are annoying, weird, smelly, or downright embarrassing? If so, you’re not alone. We all experience the often unsightly and sometimes unseemly signs and signals our bodies send us about our state of health. Ugly growths may pop up on our eyelids, or skin tags under our breasts. Our nails may be yellow or our partners may complain that we smell like ammonia.

Fortunately, many of these “body signs” are harmless and can be ignored or treated cosmetically. But sometimes what may seem like a cosmetic concern is more than meets the eye. The ugly growths on your eyelids may be xantelasmas, tiny deposits of cholesterol forewarning you that you may have high cholesterol and be at risk for heart disease. Unsightly skin tags – a common sign of aging – may signal diabetes. Yellowed nails may be nicotine stains, but they can also be warning signs of a lung or liver disorder. And while the ammonia-like odor you give off may mean you should hire a cleaning service, it can also mean that you’re eating too much protein, or you have Helicobacter pyelori bacteria, the bug that causes stomach ulcers.

Body signs can be seen, heard, tasted, felt, or smelled by you or others. Before modern diagnostic techniques, doctors had to rely on what their own and their patient’s five senses revealed to them. They listened to patients’ hearts, felt their pulses, looked at their tongues, eye-balled their eyes, inspected their hair, skin, and nails, smelled their smells, studied their stools, and sniffed or sometimes even tasted their urine. Doctors today, even though they may use sophisticated diagnostic equipment at their disposal, still apply these sensible techniques ? with the possible exception of tasting urine.

You, too, can learn to use your senses to detect warning signs of serious conditions and get medical help before they become full-blown diseases. You can:

Look at your hair, eyes, tongue, skin and nails.

Listen to your voice and stomach sounds

Smell your body wastes

Taste your mouth and saliva

Touch your hair, skin, nails

Going from head to toe, here are some warning signs you may detect using your five senses. And keep in mind that any change in any of your senses can itself be a warning sign that something is out of kilter.

YOUR HAIR

When your hair feels more dry and brittle than usual, you may be over-processing it. Or, dry hair may signal an under-active thyroid or nutritional deficiency.

If your hair looks like it’s thinning, and you’re a woman, you may have female-pattern baldness, which often runs in families. But it can also be a sign of an over-active thyroid or an early warning sign of diabetes.

YOUR EARS

Hearing the sound of your heart beating inside your ears is actually normal, especially when lying down. But if you hear your heart beat or a throbbing sound in only one ear, it may be a warning sign of a heart murmur, high blood pressure, or other vascular disorders.

When normal noises sound louder than usual, it may be a drug side effect or a sign that you’ve been drinking too many diet sodas that contain aspartame. Super sensitivity to sound may also be telling you that you have a magnesium deficiency, or an autoimmune or other serious disease.

YOUR EYES

Seeing floaters, those spots or flecks that appear floating across your field of vision, is pretty common. But if you notice a sudden increase of floaters, you may have a retinal tear or even detachment (especially if you see flashing lights with the floaters), which requires immediate medical attention.

Eyes that feel dry all the time, may be caused by low humidity, or be a drug side effect. Chronic dry eyes can also be a warning sign of some autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, hyperthyroidism, and lupus.

YOUR NOSE

While a nose that frequently looks red can be a tell-tale sign of excessive drinking, it can also be a red flag for the skin condition, rosacea. Interestingly, alcohol can trigger or worsen this condition.

If your sense of smell is not as keen as it used to be, it may be due to an injury to your nose, a normal sign of aging, or a sign of any number of disorders including zinc deficiency, nasal polyps, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and multiple sclerosis. It can also be very early warning sign of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

YOUR MOUTH

A terrible taste in your mouth that won’t wash away with mouthwash can be a side effect of such medications as antibiotics, antidepressants, antihypertensives, as well as some vitamins supplements. It can also be a sign of gum disease, a viral infection, gastrointestinal disorder, Bell’s palsy, or burning mouth syndrome, a rare condition that primarily affects menopausal women.

A healthy tongue is covered with tiny bumps called papillae. If you tongue looks or feels very smooth and glassy, it may be telling you that you’re deficient in certain nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin B12, or iron. A smooth, red tongue may signal pernicious anemia or malabsorption syndrome, a condition in which the body cannot adequately absorb nutrients.

YOUR TORSO

Hearing your stomach rumbling a lot may merely be the result of excess gas from a high-fiber diet or a diet containing too many carbohydrates, carbonated drinks, or artificial sweeteners. But excess gas may also signal lactose intolerance, food or drug allergies, or any number of gastrointestinal disorders.

If your arms or legs frequently feel numb and tingly, it may be the result of a pinched nerve, or an important warning sign of several serious conditions such as adrenal disorder, a circulatory problem (peripheral arterial disease), or a nerve disorder (peripheral neuropathy).

YOUR BODY WASTES

Whatever you eat can affect the odor (and color) of your urine. But urine that often smells sweet can be an important warning sign of undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes.

What you eat can also affect the color (and sometimes the odor) of your stools. If your stools look very pale, it may be from eating a lot of rice, potatoes, and other white-colored foods. Medicine containing calcium can also cause pale stools. But persistently pale stools can signal a blockage of the bile ducts, which can be caused by tumors or liver diseases including hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver cancer.

YOUR SKIN & NAILS

If you feel a single, rough, or scaly patch of skin somewhere on your body -especially on your arm, leg, chest or other sun-exposed area – it may just be a scar. But you may have a pre-cancerous condition called solar (or actinic) keratosis.

If you see dark horizontal streaks that look like (but aren’t) splinters under your finger or toenails, they may be splinter hemorrhages, a sign of trichinosis, a parasitic disease caused by eating undercooked pork or wild game. They can also be warning signs of psoriasis, peptic ulcers, kidney disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, blood-clotting diseases, and endocarditis, an infection of the heart.

You can see that checking your body periodically from head to toe can sometimes uncover important and often-missed warning signs of serious diseases. Keeping track of your body signs can be an important preventive health measure. It will also help you to actively participate in your health care and the diagnostic process as a partner with your doctor. And don’t forget to check out those near and dear to you; you may be able to pick up things that they themselves are unaware of.

If you do notice a disturbing body sign on either you or your loved ones – no matter how trivial or embarrassing – mention it to a doctor. Discussing annoying, bizarre, or embarrassing signs with a doctor will make it much easier to get a quick, accurate diagnosis when something is wrong, enabling you to get prompt treatment. It can also help you rule out serious conditions when all is well. Indeed, many of the body signs that may concern you will turn out to be perfectly normal and benign, or of no particular consequences, thus saving you further medical expense, time, and anxiety.

Author

Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist and award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in American Health, Ms., Newsweek, Redbook, Self, and Vogue, and she has appeared on numerous television talk shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. She has a daughter, Rebecca, a cat, Fazelnut, and lives with her husband, Richard — also a writer — in New York City.

Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist who specializes in developing and writing educational programs with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients, and consumers. She is also a former medical editor of Family Health magazine. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, two dogs, Coco and Abby, and divides her time between Darien, Connecticut, and Sag Harbor, New York.


Does Lupus Cause Hair Loss

Arthritis, any of more than 100 different diseases causing pain, stiffness, and in most cases, swelling in the joints.Arthritis affects people of both sexes and of all races, socioeconomic levels, and geographic areas.Osteoarthritis is the most common type of knee arthritis.

Also called wear-and-tear arthritis or degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint. As the protective cartilage is worn away by knee arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the joint.
Knee arthritis symptoms tend to progress as the condition worsens. What is interesting about knee arthritis is that symptoms do not always progress steadily with time. Often patients report good months and bad months or symptom changes with weather changes.

This is important to understand because comparing the symptoms of arthritis on one particular day may not accurately represent the overall progression of the condition.The most common symptoms of knee arthritis are:pain with activities, limited range of motion, stiffness of the knee, swelling of the joint, tenderness along the joint, a feeling the joint may “give out”, deformity of the joint (knock-knees or bow-legs).
Rheumatologists, physicians who diagnose and treat arthritis and related conditions, use a variety of diagnostic techniques. The first step is a thorough history and physical examination, during which the doctor questions the patient about symptoms and medical history to learn about potential exposure to infectious agents or a family history of arthritis.

The patient is examined to determine the pattern of joints affected. With this information, rheumatologists are usually able to make a diagnosis. Laboratory tests are used to help diagnose inflammatory arthritis.

For example, a blood test called erythrocyte sedimentation rate measures how quickly red blood cells cling together and fall to the bottom of a test tube. When there is inflammation in the body, red blood cells sink faster.

This test lets physicians evaluate how severe the inflammation is. Rheumatologists also test a patient’s blood or synovial fluid for the presence of specific antibodies-disease-fighting agents activated in the body by infections.

The presence of rheumatoid factor antibodies, for example, is an indication of rheumatoid arthritis, and antinuclear antibodies can be an indication of lupus. The presence of these antibodies along with clinical symptoms help establish the diagnosis. Physicians may also elect to test for the presence of specific genes, such as the HLA-B27 gene.
The primary goal of treatment is to reduce joint pain and inflammation and to maximize joint mobility. To this end, rheumatologists work closely with patients and their families to develop a treatment regimen incorporating exercise and rest as well as pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs, and in some types of arthritis, drugs that slow the progress of the disease.
Low impact, regular exercise is very important in maintaining muscle strength and joint mobility. One of the best forms of exercise for people with arthritis is swimming, an activity that lets participants use muscles with minimal joint strain.

Arthritis sufferers benefit from physical therapy programs specially tailored to their age level and degree of mobility. Stretching and hot showers before exercise and applying ice packs to muscles and joints after exercise minimize discomfort related to exercise.

Rest is another crucial element of arthritis treatment. In addition to recommending at least eight hours of sleep a night, rheumatologists may also advise patients to use a cane, splint, sling, or special footwear to rest or stabilize affected joints periodically during the day.
Almost all drugs used to treat arthritis can have side effects and may not work for all patients with arthritis. Researchers are investigating alternatives to traditional drug therapy and other treatment approaches.
If joint damage is severe, patients with arthritis may need to have surgical treatment. Total hip and total knee replacements can significantly relieve pain and improve joint function. In some cases, surgeons replace damaged or deteriorating joints with artificial stainless steel or plastic components in a procedure called arthroplasty.


What Are The Symptoms Of Lupus In Women

Premature menopause is defined as going through menopause before the age of 40 regardless of why menopause is occurring. There are a host of reasons that can cause premature menopause:

  • Genetics – if someone in your family had premature menopause you are more likely to go through premature menopause.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Lupus or Graves Disease.
  • Radiation.
  • Surgery – hysterectomy.
  • Bulimia, anorexia or malnutrition.
  • Extreme athleticism.
  • Stress.

If premature menopause occurs without surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy it is considered premature ovarian failure. It simply means that the ovaries are not working like they should. Premature ovarian failure can be the result of an autoimmune disorder or chromosomal irregularities.

Regardless of the reason for the premature menopause, the symptoms are the same as for menopause at the typical age. If your doctor suspects premature menopause he will perform a few tests, the main one being a blood test that measures FSH, the hormone that causes your ovaries to produce estrogen.

Premature menopause means that the woman’s body will be going through even more years without producing its own estrogen. This will put her at risk for a host of health issues related to lower levels of estrogen.

Lowered estrogen levels can lead to medical conditions such as osteoporosis, ovarian cancer, periodontal disease, and cataracts. There is also the mental health aspect of premature menopause. Women who go through premature menopause may experience more depression and other emotional issues than women who go through menopause naturally.

Treating premature menopause can help prevent these medical conditions from occurring and help with their overall health. The treatment of premature menopause is basically the same as treating menopause that occurs at normally.

Because premature menopause affects the reproductive organs, women who want to have children but are experiencing premature menopause should talk to their doctors about other options.

There are many websites and organizations available to help women who are going through premature menopause. Early Menopause is a website devoted to women going through premature menopause. You can read up on all the reasons for it and the available hormone therapies available.

Early Menopause also offers community support where you can talk to other women going through the same thing. These forums are great for advice and sharing tips for getting through the hard times.

Premature menopause doesn’t have to mean the end of the world. It does take some adjustments and learning how to cope with some of the worst symptoms, like hot flashes. However, there are many new treatments available for menopause that can help get you through the rough patches and on to living your life.


Lupus Cancer Disease

Quantum healing.

This is a must read for any person who is dealing with illness or disease in a world where half of our seven Billion people are sick or dying daily.

A new book reveals a journey into the world of futuristic Quantum cure for all disease has been developed over the last 20 years by brilliant Doctors and Scientists using NASA space age technology to allow a Doctor to heal today with warp speed, delete disease with no pain and inexpensively.

This science is not new and has been vastly improved to a Sci-Fi level. In 1934, Doctor Royal Rife cured 16 out of 16 terminally ill with Cancer. We just have not heard about how this Medical Revolution is exploding world wide. http://www.healthcureforalldisease.com

Dave Archer wrote The Quantum cure over 3 years as he was a patient with this new technology suffering with multiple disease and finding no cure with Drugs or conventional Doctors.

Quantum healing allows a practitioner to scan a patients Body, Mind and Spirit within 90 seconds on a cellular level, print out the list of defects and begin 5 minute cycles of healing a person in each area of illness or disease directly. This allows a body to heal with biofeedback at computer age lightening speeds.

The Quantum Cure is a natural alternative available to any patient world wide and the book provides options for a reader to find a local Doctor with ease and begin a Quantum Leap in recovery. http://www.healthcureforalldisease.com

Here is a list of illness or disease that Quantum can heal with remarkable speed because it is the most powerful force in the universe and works on Mind Body and Spirit on a cellular level, instantly. Some will be deleted in a 1 hour session whereas Cancer may take a dozen sessions a€¦

Abscess
Acid Reflux
Acidosis
Acne
Addictions
Addison’s Disease
Adrenal Disorders
Adrenoleukodystrophy
(ALD)
Age Spots
Aging
AIDS
Allergies
Alopecia (Baldness)
ALS
Alzheimer’s Disease
Amenorrhea
Anaphylaxis
Anemia
Anger
Anxiety
Arteriosclerosis
Arthritis
Asthma
Athletes Foot
Attention Deficit Disorder
Autism
Back Pain
Balance Problems
Blackheads Acne
Bladder Cancer
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Lupus Causes Of Death

As a certified personal Trainer and 2X Hawaii Ironman, I know and respect Mr. Hydration coupled with the FACT that The # 1 Injury in Athletes is cramping. Hydration or how to Hydrate is probably one of the top questions I get.

“Which drink should I drink?”

We have a saying in the world of  Endurance sports like The Ironman “By the time you realize you need a drink or food it’s all ready to late.”

So I decided to do a review on 2 of the more popular Hydration drinks. This is a comparison on a couple of popular hydration drinks so you can make an educated choice when deciding what you are going to Hydrate your Young Champions with or yourself with for that matter. What is the difference between Gatorade and Advocare Rehydrate? This is a question that needs to be answered with clinical and scientific facts. You can’t just guess according to a bias point of view. We must be factual in answering this to let the readers and users know the scientific differences.

I personally used to drink Gatorade and I thought that it was the best  hydrating drink ever. But I began using Advocare Rehydrate and immediately felt a big difference, but as I said relying simply on how I feel is not enough and I wanted to know the facts and the truth between the two famous drinks. So here are the facts I found in The Comparison of Gatorade to Advocare Rehydrate.

Calorie content:

When it comes to calories, we often think that calories are bad for us but in truth our body needs calories for energy. Calories are bad when we are taking in too many calories and not burning enough of them off through activity. That’s when calories can be bad and lead to weight gain.

Both AdvoCare Rehydrate and Gatorade  have a calorie count of 50.

Carbohydrate content:

Carbohydrates supply the body with energy. A diet containing an optimal level of carbohydrates may help prevent body fat accumulation and its dietary fiber helps keep the bowel functioning correctly.

Rehydrate contains only 12 grams, while Gatorade has 14 grams.

Sugar:

Sugar contains saccharides. Saccharides have been shown to relieve chronic illnesses and diseases such as kidney disease, lupus, arthritis and several others. They also help to boost our immune system and shrink tumors/cancers.

Rehydrate contains only 12 grams, while Gatorade has 14 grams.

***Note Rehydrate uses a natural fruit sugar

Sodium:

The health benefits of sodium play an essential role in enzyme operation and muscle contraction. It is essential for osmoregulation and fluid maintenance of the human body. Other health benefits of sodium also include heart performance, nervous system and glucose absorption.

Rehydrate has only 100 grams while Gatorade contains 200 grams.

Potassium:

The health benefits of potassium include blood pressure, stroke, anxiety and stress, muscular strength, metabolism, heart and kidney disorders, water balance, electrolytic functions, nervous system.

Rehydrate has only 100 grams while Gatorade contains 200 grams.

***Note Rehydrate has a 1:1 ratio of Sodium to Potassium, the perfect synergy/combination that the body needs

Magnesium:

Magnesium also is vital for maintaining a healthy heart. Magnesium helps alleviate the rhythm of the heart and helps prevent abnormal blood clotting in the heart and also plays a key role in the strength and formation of bones and teeth.

Rehydrate contains 40 grams, while Gatorade has only 3 grams.

Calcium:

Calcium plays a major role in tooth and bone health. However, most people don’t know that calcium is also important to blood clotting, hearth rhythm, nerve transmission, muscle function, and cell membrane function.

Rehydrate contains 40 grams, while Gatorade has only 3 grams.

The following are essential nutrients contained in AdvoCare Rehydrate but not included in the Gatorade formulation.

Advocare Rehydrate has Chromium (4.8 mcg). It helps in regulating the metabolism of our blood sugar and thus helps deter diabetes, include controlling fat and cholesterol levels in the blood. Therefore it helps to prevent hypertension or high blood pressure.

Advocare Rehydrate has Beta-carotene (1000 u) that helps prevent night blindness and other eye problems, enhance immunity, skin disorders, protects against toxins and cancer formations, colds, flu, and infections. Recent reports also show natural Beta-Carotene aids in cancer prevention.

Advocare Rehydrate has Ascorbic Acid (120 mg). Ascorbic acid may help in the prevention of early death from heart disease and cancer. In addition to its antioxidant benefits, ascorbic acid plays a primary role in collagen formation which is essential for the growth and repair of tissue cells, blood vessels, gums, bones, and teeth.

Advocare Rehydrate also has Vitamin B content:

  • Thiamine Hydrochloride (B1) 150 mcg. It converts carbohydrates into energy.
  • Riboflavin (B2) 170 mcg. It is necessary for growth, normal cell function, and energy production.
  • Niacinamide (B3) 2mg. It has therapeutic benefits for joint pain.
  • Pyridoxine (B6) 2 mg. with just under 2 mg a day of vitamin B6, your body is able to make more than 60 different enzymes that help your immune system in top condition, keep your red blood cells red, and help the rest of your body functioning well.
  • Calcium Pantothenate (B5) 600 mcg. It is essential to the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as for the synthesis of hormones and cholesterol.

Advocare Rehydrate also has L-glutamine (300 mcg) that support of cellular growth, energy, and repair. And L-arginine (133 mg) that enhance the function of the immune system, helping to detoxify the liver, and helping with fertility in men.

These many healthy vitamins and nutrients can only be found in Advocare Rehydrate and they are not present in Gatorade drinks.

With this factual analysis, you can be confident when drinking Advocare Rehydrate that you are hydrating your body correctly. It offers a whole and complete blue print of nutrients and minerals that are significantly needed by our active body. Well those are some of the FACTS I found out about the 2 Popular Hydration drinks. At the end of the day the Choice is yours. At least now you have the FACTS.

Finally, Rehydrate will lower your body core 2 degrees in under 30 minutes. Which could be life saving.

COST: Rehydrate is less than 1/2 the price of Gatorade

FYI: You would have to drink 18 x 8 ounce Gatorade’s to equal 1  x  8 ounce Rehydrate

Oh Yeah, you might find this interesting more and more facilities with brand new turf fields are not allowing Gatorade on the field because it will stainthe field.  What was the name of that song “Things that make you go  Hm mm.”

Being a 2 X Hawaii Ironman Finisher I sure wish I had Advocare Rehydrate in my Arsenal. I wouldn’t had to be sticking Ice down my shirt to lower my body core. Hope This Helps.


What Are The Warning Signs Of Lupus

We have all heard the saying, “You are what you eat” – what you put on the inside reflects the way you look and feel on the outside.  This saying is not only true when it comes to weight, but from the way your skin feels to the health of your hair and even to the look of your nails.  In fact, your nails can tell you a lot more about your health than many of the “obvious” physical factors that we often turn to when judging our wellbeing.  They can inform you of malnutrition, infection, and even serious disease.

The nails are made up of layers of keratin, a protein that is also found in our skin and hair.  There are 6 separate components that make up nails including: the nail plate (the hard protective coating that is most visible), nail folds (the skin around the nail plate), the nail bed (the skin underneath the nail plate), the lunula (the whitish crescent moon at the bottom of the nail), the cuticle (the tissue overlapping the nail plate), and the matrix (an area under the cuticle where the nail grows from). Typically, fingernails grow 2 – 3 millimeters  every month and toenails grow 1 millimeter, although growth is faster in the summer months, as well as on your dominant hand.

Here are several signs of ill-health that your nails may try to be warning you of:

1.  Discoloration: The color of your nails can be a clue to certain diseases

a. White – may suggest liver disease

b. Whitish nail beds – (along with thin, concaves) could be signs of anemia (iron-deficiency)

c. ½ White, ½ Pink – may mean kidney disease

d. Red – may signal heart disease

e. Yellow – lung disease (if also associated with think, slow-growing nails that may detach from the bed and/or “Clubbing,” a painless increase in tissue around the ends of the fingers); may be a sign of other respiratory diseases as well

f. Yellowish with a slight blush at the base – this may be a sign of diabetes

g. Irregular red lines (blood vessels) – if found around the nail base may be signs of lupus

h. Dark lines – if found underneath the nail may suggest melanoma

2.  Pitting: Tiny dents in the nails, along with splitting and peeling are common in psoriasis and inflammatory arthritis

3.  Dry, brittle nails that crack easily: This could be a signal towards thyroid disease

4.  Spoon nails (koilonychia):  Soft nails that look scooped out, with the depression usually large enough to hold a drop of liquid, may be [another] sign of iron deficiency anemia

While none of these signs are a guarantee that you have a certain health condition, it is better to be precautious and to get them checked out.  Furthermore, making healthy changes to your diet in order to combat some of these illnesses/diseases is always a welcomed choice and will not only insure that your nails look in tip-top shape, but that your overall wellbeing is right up there too.