Living with MS

February 26th, 2010

Life has changed a lot for my family and I in the last few years; we are not what I would call a typical North American family.

My husband does most of the shopping, cleaning and care taking of our daughter. Some days is mom and dad and those are the ones I feel bad about but there isn’t a thing I can do to change it.

I have asked others these questions and they have answered more than likely the same way you will. If you take the basics in life for granted you will know what I mean.
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Learning the Basics About Arthritis

February 9th, 2010

Arthritis is a general term for more than 100 rheumatic diseases. According to the Arthritis Foundation, some form of arthritis affects over a million Americans. This article answers the commonly asked questions about arthritis.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis refers to more than 100 rheumatic diseases. Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation, pain, heat in the affected area and reduced physical function.

The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Osteoarthritis is caused by the “wear and tear” of joints and commonly affects the knees, hip and back. Approximately 20 million Americans have osteoarthritis, making it the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that typically affects people aged 25-50, and women two to three times more often than men. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pain Medicines For Lower Back Troubles

January 20th, 2010

Muscle relaxants like Soma or Carisoprodol are included with a large variety of medications that function differently, however they eventually end up with the same effect. Muscle relaxant medicines are considered to be one of the choices for someone who is afflicted with lower back pain. Approximately 40% of the people who go to a doctor during the year do this because they have lower back pain, which is the main reason for medical help. Muscle relaxants are only one choice, but these are prescribed more often. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Should I finish my Prescription Antibiotics? Part 2

January 2nd, 2010

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Colds and flu are caused by viruses and not by bacteria. Antibiotics do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against viruses. That’s right – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. It is possible to be so sick with a virus that you can’t fight off your normal resident bacteria and develop a secondary bacterial infection and for that you need antibiotics, but 99% of the time, you have to get over a virus all by yourself. If you go to the clinic and your health care provider gives you a prescription for antibiotics for a cold or flu, you’ll feel better in the same 10 days that you would have if you had not spent the money and took Tylenol and drank lots of liquids. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Should I finish my Prescription Antibiotics? Part 1

December 21st, 2009

Antibiotics are the miracle drugs of our modern age. Imagine having a bladder infection or an ear infection or an infected cut on your arm and not having an antibiotic to treat it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Treatment a Resistant Infections

December 7th, 2009

In the last several years, more adults and children have experienced infections that are resistant to antibiotics. This has been specifically the truth for people who experience ear, nose and throat problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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Antibiotics Against a Urinary Tract Infection

November 4th, 2009

Can you explain a Urinary Tract Infection?

It is the most common infection in humans. By now you must be asking yourself how you can keep yourself from getting a UTI, the symptoms, and causes.

Urinary tract infections, also known as UTIs, can create the urge for people to frequently use the bathroom. The most typical kind of bacterial infection is a urinary tract infection, mostly occurring in females, and actually one out of two females will have a minimum of one infection in their life. It is rare for males and children to get a UTI; however, when it happens to them, the problems and outcome can be very bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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Erectile Dysfunction and Remedies to Improve Your Sexual Life

October 13th, 2009

Factors that occur in aging men, such as emotional problems and decline in physical health, can contribute to erectile difficulties. These tips may be helpful for men whose problem stems from emotional issues. Otherwise, if there is a medical issue, there are current operations and help that can bring your physical health back.
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Treat Migraines without Prescription Drugs

September 24th, 2009

Options for Preventing and Relieving Migraine Pain

A debilitating condition afflicting 18% to 21% of the American population, migraine headache pain can have a negative impact on society. Negatively affecting job performance, day to day routines and familial and social relations, migraine sufferers are on a ceaseless journey to find relief and to stop migraines from ever happening.
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Prescription Drugs and Other Remedies for Relief Arthritis Pain

September 10th, 2009

About 33 percent of adults have pain from arthritis. There are two types of arthritis, a painful joint inflammation, that we can suffer from: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The breakdown of your joint’s cartilage is called osteoarthritis. The knees, fingers, or wrists are normally affected. Joints and other body parts, like the lungs and heart, can be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. You might have a type of arthritis if you experience pain in both of your knees or wrists. Read the rest of this entry »

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