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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 The most common symptom of cholecystitis is pain in your upper right abdomen that can sometimes move around to your back or right shoulder blade. Other symptoms include: * Nausea or vomiting. * Tenderness in the right abdomen. * Fever. * Pain that gets worse during a deep breath. * Pain for more than 6 hours, particularly after meals. * Pain in the upper tummy (abdomen) - the main symptom. It is usually worse on the right side under the ribs. The pain may radiate (travel) to the back or to the right shoulder. The pain tends to be worse if you breathe in deeply. Older people may not have fever or pain. Their only symptom may be a tender area in the abdomen. When to see a doctor Make an appointment with your doctor if you have worrisome signs or symptoms. For abdominal pain so severe you can't sit still or get comfortable, have someone drive you to the emergency room.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 If you have young kids, it's important to find out whether there's any risk that they might be exposed to lead, especially if you live in an older home. Many toys and other products from outside the United States have also been found to contain lead. Long-term exposure to lead, a naturally occurring metal used in everything from construction materials to batteries, can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids. Lead is toxic to everyone, but unborn babies and young children are at greatest risk for health problems from lead poisoning their smaller, growing bodies make them more susceptible to absorbing and retaining lead. Each year in the United States, 310,000 1- to 5-year-old kids are found to have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia (not enough healthy red blood cells). Lead also can affect a child's developing brain. The good news is that you can protect your family from lead poisoning. Talk to your doctor about potential lead sources in your house or anywhere your kids spend long periods of time, especially if they're younger than 3 years old. And it's important for kids at risk of exposure to undergo blood tests for lead many people with lead poisoning show only mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Radiation is energy that travels as particles or waves and can be naturally occurring or man-made. It is all around us in various forms ranging from radio waves to x-rays to cosmic radiation. We gain benefits from this energy and we classify these energies into two main types: Non-ionizing radiation has enough energy to excite atoms (making them move more rapidly). Examples of non-ionizing sources include microwave ovens, radio transmissions, cell phones, and visible light. Ionizing radiation has enough energy to change atoms by remove electrons from them, a process called ionization. Examples of ionizing sources are X-rays, nuclear power plants, and smoke detectors. There are three main kinds of ionizing radiation: alpha particles, which include two protons and two neutrons beta particles, which are essentially high-speed electrons gamma rays and x-rays, which are pure energy (photons)
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Lymph Drainage Massage Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDT) encourages the body to process and remove stagnant fluid, toxins and wastes as a result of improved lymph flow. As lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes, the body generates production of more lymphocytes to reinforce immune response and support antibodies against foreign substances. The lymphatic system collects excess fluids in the body and serves as a filtering system to screen out foreign pathogens. This system is a networked chain of vessels spaced throughout the body that drains lymph fluid from surrounding tissues and discharges it back into the bloodstream. The main functions of the lymph system are to manage fluid levels and filter out bacteria, as well as containing leukocytes (white blood cells) as part of the immune system. Lymph fluid is filtered through the spleen, thymus gland, and lymph nodes before being emptied back into the blood. Lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons such as swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, age, fatigue, and tight-fitting clothing. Diminished lymph circulation results in less effective cell regeneration. This permits toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, leading to cellular de-oxygenation. The lymph system collects excess fluids in the body and serves as a filtering system to screen out foreign pathogens. This system is a networked chain of vessels spaced throughout the body that drains lymph fluid from surrounding tissues and discharges it back into the bloodstream. The main functions of the lymphatic system are to manage fluid levels and filter out bacteria, as well as containing leukocytes (white blood cells) as part of the immune system. Lymph fluid is filtered through the spleen, thymus gland, and lymph nodes before being emptied back into the blood. Lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons such as swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity,
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 The skin provides a remarkably good barrier against bacterial infections. Although many bacteria come in contact with or reside on the skin, they are normally unable to establish an infection. When bacterial skin infections do occur, they can range in size from a tiny spot to the entire body surface. They can range in seriousness as well, from harmless to life threatening. Many types of bacteria can infect the skin. The most common are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Skin infections caused by less common bacteria may develop in people while hospitalized or living in a nursing home, while gardening, or while swimming in a pond, lake, or ocean. Some people are at particular risk of developing skin infections. For example, people with diabetes are likely to have poor blood flow, especially to the hands and feet, and the high levels of sugar (glucose) in their blood decrease the ability of white blood cells to fight infections. People who are older, who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or AIDS or other immune disorders, or hepatitis, and who are undergoing chemotherapy or treatment with other drugs that suppress the immune system are at higher risk as well because they have a weakened immune system. Skin that is inflamed or damaged by sunburn, scratching, or other trauma is more likely to become infected. In fact, any break in the skin predisposes a person to infection. Prevention involves keeping the skin undamaged and clean. When the skin is cut or scraped, the injury should be washed with soap and water and covered with a sterile bandage. Petrolatum may be applied to open areas to keep the tissue moist and to try to prevent bacterial invasion. Doctors recommend that people do not use antibiotic ointments (prescription or nonprescription) on uninfected minor wounds because of the risk of developing an allergy to the antibiotic. However, an antibiotic ointment is used if an infection develops.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Prostate problems introduction Stan just found out that a friend has prostate cancer. A lot of men he knows have some kind of problem with their prostate. He's worried that this might happen to him. It's true that prostate problems are common after age 50. The good news is there are many things you can do. What is the prostate? The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut. It is part of the male reproductive system and wraps around the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. It grows larger as you get older. If your prostate gets too large, it can cause health issues. Having prostate problems does not always mean you have cancer. Sometimes a doctor may find a problem during a routine checkup or by doing a rectal exam. If you think there is something wrong with your prostate, see your doctor right away. Prostate Problems Facts Prostate problems facts medical author: Prostate problems are common in men after age 50. The prostate is a gland that is a part of the male reproductive system that wraps around the male urethra near the bladder. Common problems are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis, and chronic prostatitis (non-bacterial). Prostate cancer is common in men over 50, especially in African Americans and in men who eat fatty food and/or have a father or brother with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is definitively diagnosed by tissue biopsy; initial studies may include a rectal exam, ultrasound, and assessment of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Treatments for prostate cancer may include surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. Many, but not all, doctors believe male patients under the age of 75 should have yearly PSA tests. Identifying prostate problems early is a way to reduce future prostate problems; symptoms include frequent urination, blood in urine, painful urination, dribbling urination, inability to urinate, painful
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 The last few months of 2011 were indeed the season to be jolly! We were jolly all right. For Americans, It started with Thanksgiving and all the trimmings that go with it, then we had the leftovers. We just barely recovered from Thanksgiving when the rest of the holiday celebrations got under way. It seems like all these meals just never seemed to digest and then the next feast is laid in front of us and that feeling of being uncomfortably full seemed to last forever. Throw in traveling during the holidays, which upsets our internal clocks and then the stress of it all adds to the digestion anxiety. Exposure to a different holiday diet, perhaps in a different locale or country, usually leads to eating something we shouldn’t and this stress is compounded by knowing that while we feast there are all too many people the world over who have no food at all and so we eat what is put in front of us without being entirely conscious of its consequences in our bodies. Every year most of us make New Years resolutions to never do this type of eating again but temptations are always all around us and for some of us our willpower just goes out the window when the stress in our lives mounts up again and comfort foods beckon! In order to have some real questions to ask ourselves after we have indulged, it is important to review some symptoms. And because I have so much to share with you all on this subject matter, for everyone’s convenience, I am going to break this Celestial Musing blog up into two parts. (Stay tuned for Part Two: Best & Worst Foods for Gallbladder Disease) In Part One, I am going to ask you some serious questions to help you determine if that case of acute indigestion was indeed a dreaded gallbladder attack and also review what the gallbladder actually is. What is the gallbladder? The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped muscular sack that acts as a storage tank for bile. The bile is made in the liver by liver
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Lymphatic disease is a class of disorders which directly affect the components of the lymphatic system. Examples include Castleman's disease[1] and lymphedema.[2] Diseases and disorder Hodgkin's Disease/Hodgkin's Lymphoma This is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. It can start almost anywhere in the body. It is believed to be caused by HIV, Epstein-Barr Syndrome, age and family history. Symptoms include weight loss, fever, swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, itchy skin, fatigue, chest pain, coughing or trouble swallowing. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Lymphoma is a usually malignant cancer. It is caused by the body producing too many abnormal white blood cells. It is not the same as Hodgkin's Disease. Symptoms usually include painless, enlarged lymph node or nodes in the neck, weakness, fever, weight loss, and anemia. Lymphadenitis is an infection of the lymph nodes usually caused by a virus, bacteria or fungi. Symptoms include redness or swelling around the lymph node. Lymphangitis Lymphangitis is an inflammation of the lymph vessels. Symptoms usually include swelling, redness, warmth, pain or red streaking around the affected area. Lymphedema Lymphedema is the chronic pooling of lymph fluid in the tissue. It usually starts in the feet or lower legs. It's also a side-effect of some surgical procedures. Lymphocytosis Lymphocytosis is a high lymphocyte count. It can be caused by an infection, blood cancer, lymphoma, or autoimmune disorders that are accompanied by chronic swelling.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Heavy metal toxicity is an excessive build-up of metals in the body. Oftentimes, the vague symptoms produced by heavy metal toxicity are mistakenly misdiagnosed as incurable chronic conditions. The most common heavy metals that humans are exposed to are aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Heavy metals are found in everyday existence and are frequently hard to avoid entirely. Most people can excrete toxic heavy metals from the body successfully. However, some peopleespecially those who suffer from chronic conditionscannot excrete them efficiently enough and a build-up occurs. Recent research also reveals that those who cannot excrete heavy metals efficiently appear to be genetically predisposed to this condition. Research has shown that the APO-E 4/3 and 4/4 genotypes are the worst excretors of heavy metals. Those with this version of APO-E proteinabundant in the cerebral spinal fluid surrounding the brainwill have the highest affinity for becoming ill from exposure to neuro-toxic heavy metals, especially mercury when it is present in combination with others. When numerous metals are present in the body, they have a synergistic toxicity. Dr. Boyd Haley, professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of Kentucky, performed a study on rats and found that the mortality rate of rats exposed to a small dose of mercury or aluminum killed only 1 rat in 100. However, when the rats were exposed to both mercury and aluminum at the same time, all 100 rats died a 100% mortality rate.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Radiation is energy. It can come from unstable atoms that undergo radioactive decay, or it can be produced by machines. Radiation travels from its source in the form of energy waves or energized particles. There are two kinds of radiation: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation has so much energy it can knock electrons out of atoms, a process known as ionization. Ionizing radiation can affect the atoms in living things, so it poses a health risk by damaging tissue and DNA in genes. Ionizing radiation comes from radioactive elements, cosmic particles from outer space and x-ray machines. Non-ionizing radiation has enough energy to move atoms in a molecule around or cause them to vibrate, but not enough to remove electrons. Examples of this kind of radiation are radio waves, visible light, and microwaves. EPA’s mission in radiation protection is to protect human health and the environment from the ionizing radiation that comes from human use of radioactive elements. EPA does not regulate the non-ionizing radiation that is emitted by electrical devices such as radio transmitters or cell phones
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Fungal infections of the skin are very common and include athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. Ringworm Ringworm isn’t a worm. It’s a skin infection that’s caused by moldlike fungi that live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails. You can get it in any of these places -- and on your scalp. When you get it between your toes, it’s what people call athlete’s foot. If it spreads to your groin, it’s known as jock itch. Athlete's Foot Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection; you don't have to be an athlete to get it. This annoying ailment occurs in boys, girls, men, and women of all ages. Candidiasis (Yeast Infection) There are many kinds of fungus that live in the human body. One type is called candida. It’s a type of yeast that normally lives in small amounts in places like your mouth and belly, or on your skin without causing any problems. But when the environment is right, the yeast can multiply and grow out of control. The infection it causes is called candidiasis. There are several different types of it. Most can be easily treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Sporotrichosis Sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. This fungus is related more closely to the mold on stale bread or the yeast used to brew beer than to bacteria that usually cause infections. The mold is found on rose thorns, hay, sphagnum moss, twigs, and soil. The infection is more common among gardeners, nursery workers, and farmers who work with roses, moss, hay, and soil. Once the mold spores move into the skin, the disease takes days or even months to develop.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 The Prostate And Its Symptoms The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found only in men. It sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine through the penis. The prostate's job is to make fluid for semen. The prostate grows naturally with age, usually without problems. In some men, the enlarged prostate compresses the urethra, making urination difficult and causing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH symptoms include: Urinating frequently, especially at night Difficulty getting a urine stream going Feeling as if you are unable to get all the urine out Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate, often caused by bacteria. Think of prostatitis as a type of men's urinary tract infection. Prostate infection is rarely serious, but if you have symptoms of prostatitis, see your doctor. Possible symptoms include: Pain urinating or ejaculating Fever and chills Pelvic pain Needing to urinate more often Cloudy urine Prostate cancer often has no symptoms. It is often discovered after screening with a lab test called prostate specific antigen (PSA). Occasionally, prostate cancer can cause obstruction of urine flow, like BPH. This symptom usually suggests more advanced prostate cancer.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Gallbladder pain is (often misspelled "gall bladder") an all-inclusive term used to describe any pain due to disease related to the gallbladder. The major gallbladder problems that produce gallbladder pain are biliary colic, cholecystitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, and ascending cholangitis. Symptoms vary and may be triggered by eating certain foods. The pain may be described as intermittent, constant, abdominal, radiating to the back, mild to severe depending on the underlying cause. A brief review of the gallbladder anatomy and function may help readers better understand gallbladder pain. The gallbladder is connected to the liver via ducts that supply bile to the gallbladder for storage. These bile ducts then form the common hepatic duct that joins with the cystic duct from the gallbladder to form the common bile duct that empties into the GI tract (duodenum). In addition, the pancreatic duct usually merges with the common bile duct just before it enters the duodenum. Hormones trigger the gallbladder to release bile when fat and amino acids reach the duodenum after eating a meal, which facilitates the digestion of these foods. Statistics suggest that women may have up to twice the incidence of gallstones than men. As stated previously, the major gallbladder problems that produce gallbladder pain are biliary colic, cholecystitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, and ascending cholangitis. There are two major causes of pain that either originate from the gallbladder or involve the gallbladder directly. They are due to 1) intermittent or complete blockage of any of the ducts by gallstones; or 2) gallstone sludge and/or inflammation that may accompany irritation or infection of the surrounding tissues, when partial or complete obstruction of ducts causes pressure and ischemia (inadequate blood supply due to a blockage of blood vessels in the area) to develop in the adjacent tissues.
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Gorham's disease is a rare bone disorder characterized by bone loss (osteolysis), often associated abnormal blood vessel growth (angiomatous proliferation). Bone loss can occur in just one bone, or spread to soft tissue and adjacent bones. Symtoms may include pain, swelling, and increased risk of fracture.[1] It may affect any part of the skeleton, but most commonly involves the skull, collarbone (clavicle), pelvis, ribs, spine, and/or jaw. Depending on the bones affected, various complications may occur. The cause of Gorham's disease is currently unknown. Most cases occur sporadically. Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms in each affected person, and most commonly involves surgery and/or radiation therapy. In some cases, Gorham's disease improves without treatment (spontaneous remission). Gorham’s (GOR-amz) disease is a very rare skeletal condition of uncertain etiology, characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of distended, thin-walled vascular or lymphatic channels within bone, which leads to resorption and replacement of bone with angiomas and/or fibrosis. Because of the loss of the affected bone, the condition has been referred to as disappearing bone disease, vanishing bone disease, and massive osteolysis. In medical terminology osteolysis means: bone (osteo) breaking down or destruction (lysis). The first known report of the condition came in 1838 in an article titled “A Boneless Arm” in what was then The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, now The New England Journal of Medicine. It is a brief but fascinating report chronicling the case of Mr. Brown who had, in 1819 at age 18 years, broken his right upper arm in an accident. The patient suffered two subsequent accidents, which fractured the arm twice more “before the curative process had been completed.” At the time of the report in 1838 the patient was reported as having remarkable use of the arm, in spite of the humerus bone having....
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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. Children six years old and younger are most susceptible to the effects of lead. Children Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in: * Behavior and learning problems * Lower IQ and Hyperactivity * Slowed growth * Hearing Problems * Anemia In rare cases, ingestion of lead can cause seizures, coma and even death. Pregnant Women Lead can accumulate in our bodies over time, where it is stored in bones along with calcium. During pregnancy, lead is released from bones as maternal calcium and is used to help form the bones of the fetus. This is particularly true if a woman does not have enough dietary calcium. Lead can also cross the placental barrier exposing the fetus the lead. This can result in serious effects to the mother and her developing fetus, including: * Reduced growth of the fetus * Premature birth Other Adults Lead is also harmful to other adults. Adults exposed to lead can suffer from: * Cardiovascular effects, increased blood pressure and incidence of hypertension * Decreased kidney function * Reproductive problems (in both men and women)
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