Archive for November, 2010

Keys of Chinese Medicine

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

According to the principles of Chinese medicine, a poor flow of energy can jeopardize the body’s balance. Since the acupuncture, the Qi Gong, these therapeutic disciplines are intended to restore harmony within the energy flows.

In China, the medicine is transmitted from generation to generation. The greater the number of previous generations devoted to medicine, the greater the prestige and respect received. Chinese medicine has over 5000 years and is particularly interested in communicating different physiological functions.

Branches of knowledge
These are closely connected the each other through a flow of energy called “Chi”. This energy is the basis of Chinese medical principle. Under this principle, the disease is the result of a crash or some energetic imbalances. (more…)

TB risk factors and Treatment

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Known since antiquity, tuberculosis has markedly decreased since the discovery of BCG vaccine in 1921 by Calmette-Guerin, and the marketing of anti-TB antibiotics. However, current data are being modified with the HIV pandemic, with recrudescence cases, especially in Africa and the USA.

A – Physiopathology:
TB originates in the tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or bovis africanum), discovered in the late nineteenth century. It is a bacillus, alcoholics, and acid resistant. It is conveyed by saliva droplets, especially during coughing, its mode of transmission is air, and the first inoculation is an inoculation chancre in paremchyme lung.

This primary infection is either overt or latent.
Primo latent infection: Totally asymptomatic, she rose with a TST in the IDR (Intra Dermo reaction) in a non-vaccinated.
Primary patent infection: There is a weakening of the condition, with weight loss and fatigue, accompanied by a cough and a fever, and chest X-ray shows the inoculation chancre.

TB disease is then said during a lung infection to BK, following the primary infection or exogenous reinfection, or, more commonly, endogenous reactivation of existing organization infected.

Risk Factors:

  1. extreme ages of life
  2. Immunosuppression, faisaint following a pathology (HIV) or consequence of treatment (chemotherapy, high dose corticosteroids.

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Benefits of eating fish for health

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

In all healthy and balanced diet, a wide variety of foods among which there is always the fish. In fact, for diets in which contemplates the generous consumption of vegetables, fruits, rice, bread, pasta, nuts, vegetables, and dairy products, fish is a very important piece.

Fish have many nutritional properties, making them essential food within what is considered a balanced diet and especially for the heart healthy. Not only contain high quality proteins, but lipids have also healthier than other foods also rich in protein as meat.

eating fish benefits

Furthermore, consumption fish, and even more fish blue can improve symptoms of disease and help prevent some of them, among which are the heart.

It is a food suitable for both healthy and sick people. The fish nutrition effects that give health benefits. Intake, within a healthy and balanced diet, is a way to prevent many ailments. (more…)

The use of clay for skin treatment

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Used alone or mixed with other ingredients, clay can purify, cleanse, tone, heal, soothe and nourish all types of skin. It is easy to use, and cost little money. Dermatology this technique is used since antiquity, and the Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans already knew his virtues.

clay skin treament

The first thing you should know is that there is only one class of clay:

The clay Green is the most recommended for normal and oily skin. It is very effective to absorb and regulate excess sebum. Also used as a hair mask. It is an absorbent of impurities. The clay Green is mineralizing and regenerating of the weakened areas, and revitalizing.

The clay white or kaolin is most recommended for dry and brittle. Used as a hair mask to revitalize dry and devitalized hair. Can also be used as baby powder. It is a product rich in silica, and promotes the elimination of toxins. (more…)

All about the diet of the moon

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Changes in our stars, influence our lives in a positive way. In this case, the New Moon and Full Moon are a good opportunity to use that influence it exerts on us, and we make this diet will lose weight and also purify our body.

moon diet

This diet lasts only 26 hours, and the exact dates are published in the world portals, for reach of all. To maintain weight and not regain the lost kilos during the diet, recommend you follow a balanced, moderate diet with a maintenance.

In the days of full moon and new moon, it takes a complete fast, consuming only liquids. In the days and Fourth Quarter Waning Crescent, which is half done fast, because during these days to liquids can add some other foods. (more…)

Nutritional properties of onion

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Onion in a food very common in most cultures and one of the ingredients commonly used in countless recipes. But undoubtedly, we are not sufficiently aware of the amount of nutrients it provides.

onion properties

Its properties are many, especially if consumed raw, though many people avoid it by enduring odor. Most of its properties are therapeutic volatile substances are what make us mourn when cut.

Those who can not tolerate raw onion can cure it with olive oil or eat little but more often or take lightly cooked. A good technique for that, it placed only a few seconds in very hot water. Thus loses some of the acid that gives the strong aroma, but still retains some of its properties more important. (more…)

Eye Care Solutions

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

If you use a computer regularly, then you are part of that 75% of people suffering from the symptoms related to computer use, and 15% of those who suffer from dry eye.

eye care

Whether in professional or for pleasure, the computer is part of our daily lives. Consequence: we threw too much time in front of a screen. It is precisely these screens are responsible for causing a number of vision problems, dry eye, and even deterioration of visual acuity.

Risks
Working with a computer is visually very tired, because of frequent eye movements, precision approach and alignment of the requirements needed to look good all content displayed on the screen. (more…)

Arteriovenous fistula

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The AVF is considered the best surgical approach to conventional hemodialysis. It is defined as the anastomosis latero-lateral or latero-terminal of an artery and a vein in the vicinity.

I – Anatomophysiological Recalls:
The anatomy of the veins of the arms is quite variable from one individual to another, but there is, however, four superficial veins used: The cephalic vein, basilic, ulnar and radial. The preliminary study by the surgeon, vessels, is essential to achieving a quality FAV. The assessment will first be clinically by palpation of the pulse examination of veins with and without tourniquet, study of their discharge. It may be necessary to achieve an ultrasound or venography, especially in diabetics. The Allen’s test seems unnecessary.

It is essential to require teams of nurses, to maintain maximum capital of the renal vein, at any stage, by avoiding any aspiration or infusion of these veins.

II – Surgery:
The plexus block by axillary or subclavian is the most used, promoting vasoplegia. Sometimes local anesthesia with or without neuroleptanalgesia may be indicated, general anesthesia is reserved for some special cases, as it almost always accompanied by hypotension embarrassing perception clinic. (more…)

Peptic Ulcer

Monday, November 1st, 2010

The duodenal or gastric ulcer is characterized by a localized defect in the mucosa, more or less profound. The edge is sharp, covered with a false membrane usually surrounded by a yellowish bead edematous and congestive.

The ulcer is caused by an imbalance between aggressive factors and the mechanisms of mucosal defense.

Epidemiology
Common chronic disease, but decreasing. Duodenal ulcer is 4 times more common than gastric. He reached the subjects of all ages. The incidence of these ulcers appears to be declining, this is related to the progressive eradication of Helicobacter pylori, the main factor for the recurrence of ulcer disease.

Risk factors.

  • Heredity
  • Smoking increases the risk by two because it increases acid secretion.
  • Aspirin and NSAIDs because they decrease the mucosal defense.
  • Alcohol
  • Stress its psychological role
  • The food (chewing gum).

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