Abdominal Pain in Children

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in General Health | 0 comments

Stomach aches are probably the most often complained about conditions in children.

There are several causes linked to it, which is quite a challenge for the parents or the doctor to uncover the real problem.

In certain cases, the pain demands prompt attention and can even be a case of emergency.

The causes are usually linked to food, infections, poisoning, insect bites, etc.

Bacteria and viruses are the cause in the event of an abdominal pain resulting from infections.

Examples of infections that will cause stomach aches include gastroenteritis and stomach flu. In gastroenteritis, the cells lining the stomach and intestines are inflamed.

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Aromatherapy to Treat Migraines

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

A majority of health practitioners have agreed to the fact that aromatherapy is an effective way to treat migraines.  While it may not permanently cure the splitting headaches, studies have shown that aromatherapy can scale down the number and intensity of attacks.

The methodology of using plant-derived essential oils in aromatherapy is beneficial for its therapeutic effect.  Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, ginger, ylang-ylang, basil, and chamomile are just a few examples recommended to treat migraines.  And it can be used in a variety of ways.  For instance, it can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser to be inhaled two to three times a day.  Also, it can be mixed with a full bowl of water and its scent inhaled.  Essential oils can also be applied on the face and body during a bath or massage but only after a thorough consultation with an aroma therapist with knowledge for its purpose.

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Can Acupuncture Help Autistic Children?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

Results from research reveal an increasing number of children that are diagnosed with autism.

As yet, doctors have not discovered a remedy to this condition which explains why a number of parents decide to test out alternative forms of treatment like acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an alternative method in the treatment and prevention of several diseases. This type of  treatment uses very thin needles inserted to several specific points in the body. These points are linked together by a system of pathways called meridians. As soon as these pathways are stimulated, balance is supposed to be created in the body.

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Breast Augmentation & Capsular Contracture

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Cosmetic Surgery |

What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications associated with breast augmentation surgery.

This results from an excessive reaction of the immune system to foreign objects.

After breast augmentation, your body forms fibrous tissue that encapsulates the implant in an attempt to wall it off.

When the fibrous capsule tightens and squeezes the implant, capsular contracture occurs.

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of capsular contracture commonly appear gradually and may first be observed as a high-riding or misshapen breast.

As firmness increases, the breast may feel tight or even painful, especially when you are lying on them.

The breasts can appear very round, almost ball-like, and visible rippling may also be noted.

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How Safe Is Medical Tourism in Thailand?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Cosmetic Surgery | 0 comments

By: Benjarong

Medical tourism has become a growing trend worldwide as thousands of people travel outside their home country each year to undergo medical procedures abroad.

The reasons for medical travel vary greatly – but most commonly the simple fact is that many Westerners can find cheaper medical care abroad, where often the price of surgery or procedures plus the plane ticket and stay are cheaper than the price of surgery alone at home, and in many cases the quality of medical care found abroad matches the quality of care that can be found in the home country of medical tourists.

Medical travel allows tourists not only to take care of their medical needs but also provides an opportunity to experience a new place, all in one package. More recently, plastic surgery has been a booming market in the medical tourism field, and Southeast Asia is often the place to get it done – tourists from all over Australia and Europe visit countries like Thailand, South Korea, and Malaysia for a breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, or nose job, to name just a few of the vast plastic surgery options offered abroad.

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Using Vitamins to Treat Acne

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in General Health | 0 comments

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that will affect people both physically and emotionally. The condition can range from a mild case of one or two pimples a month to a severe case of cystic acne that can envelope most of the neck, face or scalp. Some would like to believe there is one specific vitamin which will help treat acne in a miraculous way, to clear the condition and relieve the suffering.

Unfortunately, this is not the way the body works. Although research has shown that there are vitamins which assist the body in healing acne inflammation there is not just one. A combination of vitamins will make a difference in the ability of the skin to tolerate environmental pollutants and clogged pores while at the same time not develop acne.

Researchers know that vitamins and minerals are powerful antioxidants. In fact oxidants work to eliminate toxins from the body and play an important role in the health of all organ systems, of which the skin is the largest. One specific factor that has been shown to have a role in the development of blemishes is poor nutrition and the lack of essential vitamins and minerals. (1, 2)

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How To Find the Best Cosmetic Surgery Prices For Your Budget

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Cosmetic Surgery | 0 comments

By: Justina Rompogren

So you’ve decided cosmetic surgery is finally in your budget and it’s time to start doing research about the procedure you want. Or maybe you have a procedure in mind but aren’t sure how it’s going to fit into your budget.  Here are some factors to consider in your search to find the best cosmetic surgery prices for your budget – whatever it may be!

Some important things to consider are the costs of cosmetic surgery beyond simply the cost of your procedure and hospital stay.  When calculating your budget, be sure to factor in the location where you want your procedure done, the cost of transportation to and from your chosen location, the cost of after-surgery care (including necessary household duties that you may be unable to perform for a few weeks while you recover), and the cost of potential missed work while you heal.

A quick internet search is a great way to learn some of the basics about the cosmetic procedure you’re interested in getting. Familiarizing yourself with basic information will help you begin to understand the process you’ll be going through. Acquiring knowledge will also help you feel in control and less anxious about your procedure.

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