At least one out of every 5 Americans suffers from allergies. Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies such as peanut allergy or milk allergy, and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen, or various molds. Cat allergies and dog allergies can also cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Allergic skin conditions can cause a rash and itchy skin.
Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system. People who have allergies have an immune system that reacts to a usually harmless substance in the environment. This substance (pollen, mold, and animal dander, for example) is called an allergen. Examples of allergens include pollens, dust mite, molds, danders, and foods. To understand the language of allergy it is important to remember that allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people.
Allergies are a very common problem, affecting at least two out of every 10 Americans.
After a person is exposed to the allergen, a series of events create the allergic reaction:
- The body starts to produce a specific type of antibody, called IgE, to bind the allergen.
- The antibodies attach to a form of blood cell called a mast cell. Mast cells can be found in the airways, in the intestines, and elsewhere. The presence of mast cells in the airways and GI tract makes these areas more susceptible to allergen exposure.
- The allergens bind to the IgE, which is attached to the mast cell. This causes the mast cells to release a variety of chemicals into the blood. Histamine, the main chemical, causes most of the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
Common symptoms of an allergic reaction to inhaled or skin allergens include:
- Watery eyes
- Itchy, runny nose
- Feeling tired
Other exposures can cause different allergic reactions:
- Food allergies: An allergic reaction to food allergens can also cause stomach cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Insect stings: The allergic reaction to a sting from a bee or other insect causes local swelling, redness, and pain.
The severity of allergic reactions symptoms can vary widely:
- Mild symptoms may be almost unnoticeable, just making you feel a little "off."
- Moderate symptoms can make you feel ill, as if you've got a cold or even the flu.
- Severe allergic reactions are extremely uncomfortable, even incapacitating.
Most symptoms of an allergic reaction go away shortly after the exposure stops.
The most severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis. In anaphylaxis, allergens cause a whole-body allergic reaction that can include:
- Hives and itching all over
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Hoarseness or tightness in the throat
- Tingling in the hands, feet, lips, or scalp
People inherit a tendency to be allergic, although not to any specific allergen. When one parent is allergic, their child has a 50% chance of having allergies. That risk jumps to 75% if both parents have allergies.
For more related information, you can view Allergy Articles
Frequently Asked Questions
How far is Domperidone used in the treatment of nausea associated with cancer treatment?
Can i have details of articles journals or ANY info on use of Domperidone in the treatment of nausea associated with cancer treatment.
Thanks a ton,norton-g,but what i wanted to know was that domperidone has shown to cause side effects.how much safe is it to use on cancer patients?
Sunny N cool - Nausea and vomiting (emesis) (N&V) are common symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. Domperidone is a first choice antiemetic in many countries. Headache, dizziness, dry mouth, nervousness, flushing, or irritability may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Trouble sleeping, stomach cramps, hot flashes and leg cramps have also been reported. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: chest pain, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, swelling of the feet or ankles, difficulty urinating, swelling of the breasts or discharge from the nipple in men or women, menstrual changes, sexual difficulties. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: history of breast cancer, allergies. Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Domperidone passes into breast milk. Due to the potential risks to a nursing infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding (see also Uses section).
i need some help with something very important :/?
could somebody please tell me like what are some signs or syptoms anything like that if u have and std?
all that good stuff
and im a female
pll dont be mean about this :[ i reallly need ur help
Ashley, many symptoms of most std's are not ever even noticeable. Often, the body will even cure them by itself. It is when a symptom or symptoms become very apparent (and you will most assuredly know if they are) that one needs to take more action and perhaps search for the symptoms on the net and if they are serious, then perhaps even go to a doctor to be sure.
One thing is for sure, and that is that unecessarily worrying about them causes stress. Stress from worrying about it can take an even greater toll on you, and even keep your body from healing itself. Recognizing when you are overwhelmed with stress and fear from unnecessarily worrying about it can help keep your energy positive which will result in your body being healthy. And stop worrying. Even the most serious std's are actually easily treatable.
Now Aids, on the other hand, is another story. As you are first of all female, the possibility is very remote, as even a study done by HIV researcher Nancy Padian, who followed 160 couples for 10 years, where one of the couple was HIV positive, and one was hiv negative, showed that absolutely none of the hiv negative partners became hiv positive, even after 10 years of unprotected sex that 1/4th of the partners shared. So AIDS is highly unlikely, and believe it or not, there actually is no such thing as AIDS disease or HIV disease, because AIDS is a syndrome that means someone who is not getting well after getting sick. AIDS is also diagnosed in perfectly healthy people who took a test known as a T-cell count, and showed a low count of T cells. Though the fact is, there are many factors known to cause low T cell counts including spending too much time in the sun. The diagnosis of AIDS is simply someone who has tested as hiv positive and either has a low T cell count or has come down with any of 30 or more often common diseases. For instance, someone who is hiv negative who has tuberculosis simply is told they have tuberculosis. Someone who tested hiv positive and has tuberculosis is said to have "AIDS". Yet there are almost 70 conditions and factors listed in scientific journals that are proven to cause hiv tests to show positive, and this is seldom paid attention to by any of those giving the tests or treating patients who were told they have AIDS. Some highly acclaimed scientists such as Academy of Science Retrovirologist Peter Duesberg, will tell you HIV, the virus that is claimed to cause AIDS, probably exists, but does not cause anything at all, and some esteemed scientists, such as the Perth Group, will tell you that no hiv virus has ever actually even been isolated or even proven to exist, let alone be the cause of AIDS. They say that the proof is that those who test positive and actually get ill are usually drug abusers, taking lots of antibiotics to treat lots of real std's, stressed to breaking just from the diagnosis, or they are malnourished Africans or other poverty stricken malnourished people in the third world, whose lives are very stressed, who have very poor diets, and who often have contaminated water to drink. Generally, these people are actually suffering from real diseases such as tuberculosis or malaria, both of which are widely shown in science journals to cause HIV tests to show positive.
However, Ashley, I myself have noticed something even more interesting, to me at least. I have noticed that those who deal with such "dis-eases" as std's, are often those who have a lot of sexual shame or guilt about having sex. It almost seems to me that when the mind is ill or not-at-ease (dis-ease), the body often follows and displays illness. For instance, people who hold anger inside often get cancer, people who hold sexual shame or feel guilty about someone they had sex with often get std's. People whose hearts are broken, often get heart attacks. People who are afraid they can't take care of themselves or who think or feel like they are carrying the weight of the world often get back problems. People who refuse to look at the obvious truth often get eye problems, and people who do not like themselves or do not accept themselves or do not forgive themselves or others exactly as they are seem to get all sorts of maladies.
So love and accept yourself and forgive yourself and others always, be kind to yourself and everyone else, and focus on health and wellbeing instead of sickness or death, because it seems to me, and I mean this seriously, that where the mind goes, the body follows.
And be careful about believing in all the scary stories that adults believe and that are usually told because adults are scared of sex, and scared of imaginary viruses, and are more like little kids who used to be afraid of the boogey man under their bed but when they grew up, the boogeyman story changed into stories of viruses and sexual punishments for cheating on each other, and starting wars with others, and all kinds of silly stuff that is not even real, and is actually all just in their head unless they start making it real by acting out or focusing on negative things like their fears. And don't worry, when they get tired of doing it or they get hurt by their beliefs, then they are willing to learn and grow.
So please avoid becoming a worry wart or hypochondriac over all this stuff, and avoid believing everything adults tell you, just don't tell them you don't believe them unless you don't mind listening to them rant. And don't even believe me, but do go investigate every belief with a bit of scepticism and an open mind.
Someone please help?
How do you overcome a problem where you worry about every health issue and go to the doctors every other day and your totally fine. I use to have a great life where i neevr worried and now at age 19 my life seems as if i am hanicapped. I worry about every symptom and think i have every disease. Just someone please tell me some techniques or something So i can get on with my life. And also is it possible that even if your fine worrying and stress will cause you to feel things that might seem to be real when there just irrelevant??
That is called hypochondriasis. Have you asked your doctor for a referral to a psychiatrist? Hypochondriasis is hard to treat, but recent advancements have made it easier and improved the long-term outlook.
To begin with, you need to acknowledge the interplay between your body and your mind. It is not uncommon for hypochondriacs to experience a wide array of physical symptoms that cannot be explained. A common approach is trying to help each patient find a better way to overcome the way your medically unexplained symptoms and illness concerns rule your life. Appropriate medicine or targeted psychotherapy can certainly help with your anxieties.
New studies have shown that cognitive behavioral therapy and prescription medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are effective treatment options Therapy can help you address and cope with bothersome physical symptoms and illness worries and is helpful in reducing the intensity and frequency of troubling bodily symptoms. At the same time, medication can reduce obsessional worry through readjusting neurotransmitter levels.
Aside from therapy and medications, I often reccomend these tips to hypochondriacs:
*The worst thing you can do is search the Internet for medical information. DO NOT EVER use Google or any other search engine to look up symptoms becasue I can guarantee you that it will at least triple your anxiety every time. Every single rare disease that can cause one minor symptom will be listed and you will focus and obssess on the most deadly disease, even if there are 100 others that are far more likely. Ban yourself from sites like WebMD, etc. The same goes for medical textbooks or reference books. The information is incredibly generalized and should never be used to self-diagnose yourself.
*Just as important, don't ask questions about your symptoms here on Yahoo! because you'll get every range of idiotic answers from someone saying its cancer or some other disease that is probably totally unlikely. You wouldn't trust a total stranger on the street to give you medical advice, and asking people here is just the same.
*Keep a journal describing your symptoms or events that led to your episodes of anxiety or physical symptoms should allow you to see the connection between external stimuli and your condition.
*Maintain a healthy lifestyle: get a good nights sleep, eat a well-balanced diet and try to maintain a positive outlook. A good tip is to follow the PEAS tool sometimes used to combat depression: Pleasure, Exercise, Achievement and Socializing - try to add an aspect of each to daily activities.
*Practicing relaxation techniques, such as breathing, meditation or other methods can help decrease your anxiety and the effects of stress.
*Try to interrupt your worries with activities that will totally engage your attention and shift it away from illness; for example, hobbies, word or number games, exercise or walking, talking with a humorous friend (i.e. me...just kidding), or recalling happy memories.
*Think of alternative explanations for your physical sensations that might include stress or normal bodily changes.
*Break your habits of worrying one step at a time
*Ban yourself from using words like cancer, death, etc. Pretend they don't exist.
Hypochondriasis can feel like you have a physical disability, but in time and with the right combination of treatment, you can dramatically improve your life. Good luck.
By the way, Glowfish, you're still a twat.
Mixing Medication, will it harm me?
If I take two advil and a some children's cold and cough syrup, it's not going to kill me or cause blindness or anything else right? I have this horrible fever cold thing and I can be pretty aggressive with illnesses.
Also the advil bottle says I only need one but I always take two pills but it doesn't really help so if I took three would it hurt me?
What about this: I take one sinus and allergy pill instead of two, I have one teaspoon of children's cold and cough syrup instead of two teaspoons, I take the nasal spray stuff in the normal amount, will THAT do anything?
Mixing any types of supplements can jeopardize your health. Your body does store fat-soluble vitamins and some minerals. Water-soluble vitamins are not stored and are eliminated from your body when you urinate, but they can also pose a potential risk. Getting a wide variety of vitamins from diet alone is not considered to be dangerous and is encouraged by health care professionals. Talk to your doctor about getting the right amount of vitamins.
Multiple Vitamin Overdose
It is possible to take too many vitamins, even if it is accidental. Multiple vitamin overdose occurs when you've taken more than the recommended or normal amount of a multivitamin. This can happen when taking various vitamins, vitamin supplements and multivitamins. Do not take a multivitamin and a vitamin supplement without your doctor's guidance, as doing so could result in serious side effects.
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Some vitamins and minerals can interact with other medications. Vitamin K can interact with blood thinners, while calcium can interact with heart medications as well as antacids used to treat indigestion and heartburn. HelpGuide.org reports that some vitamins can have undesired effects during pregnancy. Mixing vitamins, supplements and minerals also can cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
Liver damage can be caused by over-the-counter vitamin supplements, according to the "Journal of American Dietetic Association." Vitamin toxicity can cause cirrhosis of the liver and result in serious liver damage. Vitamin toxicity also can potentially lead to death if not caught in time or if left untreated. The Department of Gastroenterology at Louisiana State University of Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, published a report about a patient who suffered from cirrhosis of the liver by taking a daily dose of over-the-counter vitamin A dietary supplements that contained 13,000 mcg of vitamin A.
Side effects of a vitamin overdose include eye irritation, fatigue, irritability, mood changes, flushing, burning and itching of the skin, cloudy urine, frequent urination and increased urine output. You might also suffer from constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of symptoms, but the most common symptoms. The symptoms might vary depending on the amount and type of vitamin being taken and the individual.
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how many singles know this fact of life. we all think we know too much?
How many of you know this fact?
those women wives who deny their hubbys sex in later life lead their spouses towards cancer of the prostrate i know seven cases not conected with each other whose hubbys had cancer and in three cases have died . this is not to make u feel guilty but to simply warn u and guide u. have sex and save ur hubbys.
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And have you ever tried to learn about side effects of over doing with sex. They can kill a person too. Do you realize how vulnerable a woman's body is? If she keeps doing it even if her body cannot afford it, she can be the victim. Gather all the facts before you could suggest something.
Too much sex, probably more than any other factor, ages a woman, in some cases, even more than it does a man. It is common knowledge that prostitutes, who work at it intensely, age quickly. Too much sex and different partners stretch a woman's vaginal and perineal muscles, leaving them flaccid, inefficient, and desensitized. . . .
Women, of course, have to face the biological consequences of sexual intercourse, namely pregnancy. Abstention is the best method of contraception. It is 100 percent safe and is 100 percent certain to prevent pregnancy. In addition, it is natural, has no side effects, and is available free of charge, without a prescription to everyone. . . . There is no artificial method of contraception that can do all this. The most efficient artificial methods of contraception also have the most serious, harmful side effects for the woman. . . . [A]ccording to a two-page advertisement in a leading medical journal read mainly by doctors, a popular birth control pill takes an entire page to list all of the Warnings, Contraindications, Precautions, Adverse Reactions, etc., such as: Thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorders, cerebral apoplexy, impaired liver function, thrombotic disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, pulmonary embolism, neuro-ocular lesions, retinal thrombosis, optic neuritis, gastro-intestinal symptoms, breakthrough bleeding, spotting, change in menstrual flow, amenorrhea, edema, chloasma, melasma, breast changes, weight gain, cervical erosion, suppression of lactation, cholestatic jaundice, migraine, rash (allergic), rise in blood pressure, mental depression. The following adverse reactions have been reported: Pre-menstrual-like syndrome, loss of sex desire, headache, nervousness, dizziness, fatigue, backache, hirsutism, loss of scalp hair, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, hemorrhagic eruption, and itching.
And there is, of course, one other adverse reaction that is not listed -- DEATH.
Too frequent sexual intercourse increases a woman's chances of getting cancer of the cervix. Women starting sexual relations at too early an age also increase their chances of getting cervical cancer. . . .
Physiologically, sex and exercise are opposite to each other in their effect on the body. The sex act is essentially catabolic (destructive metabolic action). Sexual stimulation causes the blood to become congested in the pelvic and reproductive organs of the body. Sexual intercourse entails the loss of vital fluids containing the most essential elements and hormones. Sex weakens the individual and places a strain on the heart.
Exercise is anabolic (constructive metabolic action). It entails bodily action which develops and maintains physical fitness. It is essential movement for keeping the muscles strong and healthy. Proper exercise benefits and strengthens all the vital organs, improves the blood circulation, and strengthens the heart muscles. . . .
All the best...
so i have a concussion... help?
I have a concussion. I got it from a guy throwing me back ont the grpund when i was playing football. I hit my head. I dont really remember getting up or the next play or anything. It was on October 13. I had a concussion 2 years ago, and i was just coming back this year. The second week of the season I fractured my ankle on august 12 (My birthday), and i just came back playing and then this happenss. Wh en i fisrt heard i had one conucssuin, i was really piseed because i had had one two years ago. before we saw the doctor i counldnt remember how to read the clock. i was stold to stay home for two week,s. i waas so frustrated i basically did the oppisite of what you are supposed to do. I stayed up late skyping with my friends, watching movies all night, and then sleeping all day. I hatied it. the only reason i did this is because it takes no effort to watch movies and stufff. I still am so FuCKING frustrated, because it takes me tremendous oamounts of effort just to understand what people are saying tto me. And i have no clue to find what wrds to respond with. I reaaly hate itn. i am so sic of it all. I still am not treating it compeletely properly, but i am still not totally. i rest and stuff, but i tstil paly games and stuff. i just want it all to go away becuz i remember how annoying the severe ewon was last time that lasted al,ost 4months. heres the catch i am a huge skier, freestlye/cool. i wont to skis and i reall want to ski!!! i might just rfreaking do something.... of course my stupid motherfucking brain wont think of the words to describe what i swill do or waht it even iz.... AHHQHH! idk im kinda eventing, but helpful comments aree appreoshiatied. i proabably spelt alot rong just of the this stupid brain sfreak injury,!!
Concussion from closed-head injury (no skull fracture) can heal quickly or it may take a while, and yes, it causes the symptoms you list. You should try to be patient with yourself and not try to rush anything. I would avoid skiing or a while. And having trouble thinking or finding words is common with this type of injury. Have you seen a neurologist? If not, you'd be smart to see one, as it has been several months and you are still having significant symptoms. A neurologist may order a CT scan just to make sure there isn't anything more serious going on.
You sound frustrated and miserable and believe me, I understand. But please remember, you are not your disease. You do have a medical problem, but lots of people have medical problems, and many of them are much worse off with disorders that will last a lifetime. Fractured necks with total paralysis, cancers, diabetes, schizophrenia, the list is endless. At least you know you *will* get better, where many won't. It just takes time, and patience. Look at Gabby Giffords. She also suffers from some of what you're going through, like not being able to understand or find words. She was shot point-blank in the head, but she's working very hard to get back to her normal self. It just takes time. And patience. Good support from friends will help, too.
If you don't understand what someone is saying, just ask them to repeat it, or tell them you've got a concussion, and could they please say it another way. Don't be embarrassed. Would you judge someone if they said the same to you? And you might keep a journal, listing any symptoms you have each day. This is a good way to keep track of your progress. If you don't have a journal or if writing is hard, there are a number of good ones online. Google Calendar is free and works as a good journal.
You WILL be able to get back to freestyle, just maybe not this winter. Or if you think this would be good for you, like therapy, make sure you go with someone more experienced who can help you, as your balance may not be normal. And ... wear a helmet, please.
Good luck to you!
Why is my rabbit's urine is redish?
I have two rabbits about 3 months old(Boy and Girl).Yesterday I have run out of pellet food for my rabbit and I tried giving it spinach and cabbage to eat at the moment because I don't have money that time to buy pellet food. Now I bought pellet food and I noticed that their(or one of them) urine had turned red. What should I do? They don't seem to look pale or w.e. they are still acting normal. What happened? Why? D: A-are they gonna die? T~T. BTW I live in the Philippines I don't think it's because of winter.
BTW my grandmother feeds them spinach too if we have left overs of spinach-
Red urine is common in rabbits. Red urine (due to excessive plant pigments) may occur after eating carrots, spinach or other veggies containing beta carotene. Red urine is not a medical problem.
Blood in the urine is much different, and can be due to bladder and kidney disease, trauma, or cancer. Don't panic though! I very highly doubt that your rabbits will die! They are both young, they have no symptoms like straining to urinate and they just ate spinach, so I am inclined to think this is just red urine and not bloody urine.
You can read more about the difference between red and bloody urine in rabbits here:
A little bit of spinach is good for your rabbits every now and then, but don't give it too often because it's high in oxalates.
There is a list of safe veggies your rabbits can eat here:
You can read more dietary info here:
Want to smoke weed again?
I want to start smoking weed again?
Ok so I used to smoke maybe like 5 days a week and sometimes more than once a day. Or sometimes like a few days a week. I liked smoking marijuana. And a few months ago I quit because I had a bad experience. I did too much too fast. I would only smoke out of pipes and blunts and joints. And that day was my first time hitting the bong and I guess I over did it. So all I'm asking is I want to smoke again jst a little scared it might happen again. Please only people that are avid pot smokers or had some experience with this answer my question. Thank you.
Research now indicates that marijuana use increases the risk of depression, as well as schizophrenia. -http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/update0503c.shtml
Our results provide support that cannabis use plays an important role in the development of psychosis in vulnerable individuals. Cannabis use in early adolescence should be discouraged. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21883099
The most common type of psychosis was schizophrenia like psychosis, being more common in the cannabis group. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22981049
The risk to develop psychotic symptoms and also schizophrenic psychoses is thus explicitly elevated for young people who use cannabis. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19080993
Cannabis use during adolescence and young adulthood increases the risk of psychotic symptoms, while continued cannabis use may increase the risk for psychotic disorder in later life, concludes a new study published online in the British Medical Journal. - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110301184056.htm
Marijuana smoke was listed as a cancer-causing agent by California on June 19, 2009
Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ - http://news.yahoo.com/teen-pot-linked-later-declines-iq-192328332.html?_esi=0&bcmt=1346127366859-cc6205f3-31b2-4ebb-ac93-708fbfc37af9&bcmt_s=u#ugccmt-container-b
Long-term heavy cannabis use in healthy individuals is associated with smaller cerebellar white-matter volume similar to that observed in schizophrenia. Reduced volumes were even more pronounced in patients with schizophrenia who use cannabis. Cannabis use may alter the course of brain maturational processes associated with schizophrenia. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8389504
Our findings indicate long-term cannabis use is hazardous to the white matter of the developing brain. Delaying the age at which regular use begins may minimize the severity of microstructural impairment. - http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/135/7/2245.short
Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ - http://news.yahoo.com/teen-pot-linked-later-declines-iq-192328332.html?_esi=0&bcmt=1346127366859-cc6205f3-31b2-4ebb-ac93-708fbfc37af9&bcmt_s=u#ugccmt-container-b
Does Wobenzym help with memory issues and brain function?
My father sent me Wobenzym to help me with brain function and memory issues, but the bottle reads as though it is primarily for inflammation of joints and pain. Do you know if it also helps with brain function?
This is a natural remedy, by the way. It is based on enzyme therapy.
Wobenzym - what your body has
been aching for!
Wobenzym is an enzyme preparation originally designed in Germany in the 1960s and is a natural anti-inflammatory with many additional health benefits.
Although its original use was primarily to treat osteoarthritis, studies have revealed that Wobenzym lowers C-reactive protein levels (a marker of chronic infection in the body) on average by 30%!
The latest research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has documented that individuals with high levels of C-reactive protein have up to 6 times the likelihood of a heart attack or strokes as individuals with lower levels.
In addition, Wobenzym acts as a natural and safe alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen.
Furthermore, some Olympic teams have used Wobenzym to reduce injuries by as much as 50% and to enhance healing after injury. This is partly due to the bioflavonoids ability to prevent the discoloration and local pain associated with traumatic injuries. For these same reasons, leading surgeons now routinely prescribe Wobenzym to prevent bruising and edema and the associated pain for their post-surgical patients.
As more and more uses of Wobenzym are discovered, the list of health problems benefiting from Wobenzym continues to grow and include:
Reducing the incidence of blood clots, known to be induced by the sudden breakdown of vulnerable plaque.
Improving feelings of well-being due to its antioxidant effects.
Reducing the incidence of heart attacks and strokes because of its anti-thrombotic, anti-spasmodic, anti-arrhythmic and cholesterol lowering abilities.
Helping to resolve many of the molecular features of aging.
Providing protection from environmental toxins in the air, water and food.
Treating autoimmune and rheumatic illnesses, such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, joint and muscle pain.
Benefiting viral injection treatments for herpes, cancer and Hepatitis C.
Lowering inflammation involved in allergies and alleviates the symptoms for the sufferer.
A common maintenance dose is 3 to 5 tablets twice daily, although the Cancer Treatment Centers of America routinely prescribe 10 tablets three times daily. Ideally Wobenzym should be taken at least 30 minutes before meals or 60 minutes after meals. The optimum time to take it is just before bedtime and immediately upon arising.
Wobenzym is formulated with natural nutrients, it is safe and effective with no known side effects. It can be taken regularly and with confidence to reduce pain and enhance the functioning of organs and bodily systems.
This product is safe it is not a drug. It is all natural. People that do not know about it will tell you wrong info about it.
Any Health Food store can assure you of its purity and its great effects.
God likes vitamins and herbs and minerals. So even if you get hands laid on you, it will not interfere with this product that is natural. I used to sell it all the time at Ivy's Bridge To Better Health.
is it possible to get rid of second hand smoke?
Non until man UN-invents fire. Good luck on that happening. Don't know why everyone hates smoke so much, do people not realize just how much fire has helped mankind? Yes, even cigarette smoke. If someone chooses to run the chance of lung cancer to treat some other symptom, like anxiety, stress, weight, etc.. What makes it any different than any other prescription drug with a list of possible (horrible) side effects? I think the biggest difference is that pharmaceutical companies and the health industry can't get huge profits from it until it's a controlled substance - cigarette tax is still pretty minor compared to prescription pills.
The most fascinating and widely recognized health benefit of smoking is its ability to seemingly alleviate symptoms of mental illnesses, including anxiety and schizophrenia.
A series of very interesting studies from multiple academic sources confirms that the risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly higher in non-smokers than in smokers.
The University of Melbourne confirmed the claims made by many smokers that tobacco itself is a strong appetite suppressant
Cigarette smoking has also been linked to a decrease in risk of certain inflammatory disorders
one astonishing study conducted in Sweden observed two generations of Swedish children and found that the children of smokers had lower rates of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, atopic eczema, and food allergies. The studied groups included 6909 adults and 4472 children, and the findings remained consistent, even when adjusted to reflect other variables.
A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology revealed that preeclampsia, an extremely common but potentially deadly condition, is significantly less common in expectant mothers who smoke cigarettes than in expectant mothers who do not smoke.
Digestive and other issues?
i seem to be having digestive issues that started around 3 months ago. they thought maybe colitis. checked for that with no issues. had gallbladder removed due to damage from inflammation and large stone. regardless of my diet my blood pressure stays high. my triglycerides are continually rising. they are at 650. blood sugar is at 105 to 110. vitamin d is very low like at 13. blood cells are large. asked if i drank a lot. don't drink due to gout. they found i had H.Pylori and was treated for that with no change. also a lot of joint and muscle pain. i lose weight and gain weight from day to day. pain in lower back that moves to lower stomach and ends in a rush to bathroom. seems to come and go now. keep journal of food and found what bother me one day didn't the next. know they want to do a endoscopy. also they say they think i have sleep apnea. does this make since to anyone. it has been a rough year. one test after another with no help in site. just wore out.
i eat a low salt diet and not to much meat. i am not to much over weight but am trying to lose. i exercises with no results. but am wore out after any activity. i cut out sodas and sweets. i do have a treat every now and then. nothing major. i take atenonol 100mg for High blood pressure. but still have issues with it going down.
Large blood cells (macrocytosis) are most commonly seen with a vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency. One way to differentiate between folate deficiency and vitamin B12 deficiency is a urinary methylmalonic acid test. Normal methylmalonic acid levels indicate folate deficiency and elevated methylmalonic acid levels indicate vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency affects the gastro-intestinal system so it is leaning towards a vitamin B12 deficiency. A healthy vitamin B12 serum level should be over 800pg/ml or 600pmol/l. There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency as listed on the link below; the most common being chronic fatigue. A homocysteine test is yet another way to confirm a deficiency in either vitamin B6, vitamin B12 or folate. This is an essential blood test i have every 6 months. Homocysteine is an inflammation marker and high levels show a significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke and 100 other diseases. In one book, called the H factor, it states a 35% increased risk of heart attack for every 3 points over 6.3umol/l. Over 12umol/l is dangerous. Recommended is around 6umol/l.
The most effective to boost vitamin B12 levels is oral under the tongue spray. I personally can recommend this! as my B12 levels increased dramatically within 2 months.
Vitamin B12 deficiency- symptoms and causes>>>
Folate acid deficiency>>>
Homocysteine - the silent killer>>>
The H Factor>>>
There are many reasons for vitamin B12 deficiency and you do mention you don't eat a lot of meat which is full of vitamin B12 but you also mention you had the H Pylori bacteria. Vitamin B12 deficiency and the H Pylori can both occur due to low stomach acid. The H Pylori bacteria lowers stomach acid as well and is also a cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. As we get older, our stomach acid lowers and low stomach acid/lack of digestive enzymes in the diet can also increase blood pressure. There are certain conditions that can cause low stomach acid and one is a thyroid imbalance. Digestive enzyme supplements are an excellent way to help with digestion and low stomach acid. Vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiencies are commonly seen with a thyroid imbalance. The thyroid controls metabolism so a sluggish thyroid means losing weight can be difficult. A TSH reference range should be 0.3 - 3.0mU/L however research now shows over 2.0mU/l is in the early stages of hypothyroidism.
Problems due to lack of digestive enzymes>>>
Low stomach acid>>>
13ng/mL is severely vitamin D deficient. Optimal level is 80ng/mL. Vitamin D deficiency affects blood sugar, can cause high blood pressure, is linked to high triglerides and symptoms also include bone and muscle pain/weakness and chronic fatigue to name just a few. New studies show vitamin D is cruical to activate the immune system. Low vitamin D levels is detrimental to health and studies show you decrease your risk of cancer by 77% with good levels of vitamin D. 5000IU a day is recommended by vitamin D specialists but your doctor may precribe higher to boost your D levels. Vitamin D is needed for the body to absorb calcium so your calcium levels will be low. An ionized test is the most accurate as a standard calcium test can show up as normal.
Vitamin D deficiency>>>
Vitamin D actives the immune system>>>
Vitamin D and prevention of cancer>>>
This is my college application essay, how is it so far?
I would like to share with you something about my current medical situation. Ordinarily I would not do so, as I am an intensely private person, but I now accept that my physical limitations have quite possibly impacted my high school performance in a negative manner, and I feel that it is only fair that you have this information. Therefore, I am reluctantly going to allow access to information that I would never, otherwise, speak of.
For the past several years, I have been afflicted by a physical situation that has sometimes interfered with my ability to focus, both in the classroom and out. I do not wish to be too specific about the symptoms of my disease, except to say that they are digestive in nature and sometimes require me to spend long periods of time in the Ladies Room. Despite my terrible discomfort, I refused to accept that there might be something wrong with me, and would not seek treatment. I know now that I should have been less determined to suffer in silence and more willing to accept help. Finally, my parents insisted on bringing the matter to the attention of a physician. I was tested, over a period of several weeks, for colon cancer, Crohn s Disease, intestinal obstructions, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett s esophagus, Heliocobacter pylori (commonly known as ulcer), celiac sprue (commonly known as wheat allergy), lactose intolerance, gallstones, bile duct stones, sclerosing cholangitis (the narrowing of the bile ducts), Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and pancreatitis. You can imagine how relieved I was to learn that I had none of these terrible diseases.
Finally, I received the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is sometimes known as spastic colon, nervous colon, nervous stomach, mucous colitis and spastic colitis, and is distinguished by abnormal bowel habits, such as diarrhea (loose stools), constipation or sometimes, as in my own case, both. It is well known to experts in this field that periods of stress can intensify the severity of IBS. I have certainly found my busy schedule of six honors/AP classes, Varsity field hockey, swimming and track teams, performing lead roles in three consecutive Spring Musicals, volunteering at the local animal shelter, tutoring at-risk children, and working three evenings a week plus all day Saturday at The Gap to be, at times, stressful, but of course it is impossible to say what has caused me to be afflicted with this very horrible syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS or spastic colon) is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate (classified as IBS-D, IBS-C or IBS-A, respectively). IBS may begin after an infection (post-infectious, IBS-PI), a stressful life event, or onset of maturity without any other medical indicators. Although there is no cure for IBS, there are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms, including dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions. Patient education and a good doctor-patient relationship are also important. Several conditions may present as IBS including celiac disease, Fructose malabsorption, mild infections, parasitic infections like giardiasis, several inflammatory bowel diseases, functional chronic constipation, and chronic functional abdominal pain. In IBS, routine clinical tests yield no abnormalities, though the bowels may be more sensitive to certain stimuli, such as balloon insufflation testing. The exact cause of IBS is unknown. The most common theory is that IBS is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, although there may also be abnormalities in the gut flora or the immune system. IBS does not lead to more serious conditions in most patients. But it is a source of chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms, and it increases a patient's medical costs, and contributes to work absenteeism. Researchers have reported that the high prevalence of IBS, in conjunction with increased costs produces a disease with a high societal cost. It is also regarded as a chronic illness and can dramatically affect the quality of a sufferer's life.
In fact, doctors do not know what causes IBS, or why people who share my disease feel the need to have a bowel movement soon after eating, causing diarrhea, or why the prolonged spasm of the large intestine causes stool to stay in one area for too long and get dried out, resulting in small hard stools (constipation). As of today, palliative treatments are only in the experimental stage, and the hard truth is that there is no cure for IBS.
I have 13 years experience with college essays so I will give you 100% honest feedback.
Your topic is certainly unique but you will lose the essay reader once you dig into the last two paragraphs. It starts to read like an encyclopedia and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if you simply cut and pasted the IBS information from wikipedia or a medical journal.
Your conclusion has nothing to do with YOU and simply highlights what is certainly an unfortunate, but truthfully a "gross", medical disorder. Whether you agree or not, it is not wise to "gross out" the admissions officer. You are trying to convince them that you are worthy to attend the college because your are academically prepared, not because you are ill and should be pitied for admission.
If you insist on sticking with this topic, then write a BRIEF explanation of IBS and explain how it has affected your life but more importantly, what you have done to ensure it does not hinder you from reaching your goals. You also do not need to list your accomplishments, volunteer hours, AP classes, etc. since that information is already in your application. Nothing irritates essay readers more than redundancy of things you've already mentioned.
Good luck in your next drafts!