Treatment for Dry Hair

Besides looking damaged and unhealthy, dry hair can lead towards dandruff or even loss of hair. This one single sentence contains more than enough reasons for you to focus towards caring about adequate prevention of dry hair happening to you as soon as possible. Hair generally becomes dry when it doesn’t absorb and keep enough moisture, which leads towards fragile hair, especially while combing. Reasons for this to happen lie in faulty diet, too much hair washing, common coloring, using gels and other products which improve appearance but have no caring effect. By taking proper care of your hair and eating healthy food, you can prevent further drying of your hair. Besides, there are many good ways of creating your own, homemade products to be used at your own disposal.

Olive oil is very effective for dry hair

Olive oil is definitely one of the most popular natural medications for dry hair because of its high efficiency. It’s loaded with vitamin E as well as with antioxidants and it can be very beneficial for dry hair, supplying it with an adequate amount of moisture. Also, olive oil can be used as a hot treatment. It’s also easy to use it, just put some olive oil in a pot, heating it all up in a microwave. Then apply this to your scalp first, stretching it out towards the ends of your hair, massaging it for 5-10 minutes. Cover your hair with a plastic bag or towel and let it do its magic for 30 minutes. Repeat this process at least twice in a week so that your hair gets its true shine back.

Bananas and honey

Apart from being a killer combo in a gastronomical sense, bananas and honey can actually do wonders about the dryness of your hair. Bananas are rich in potassium and water and it has a tendency to improve your hair’s elasticity, making it less prone towards breaking. Honey acts as a preserver of moisture inside your hair, so it’s best to use it in sequence. Crush one banana and apply it to your hair from scalp to the ends of your hair and let it act for about an hour. After enough time has passed, wash your hair out with warm water. Heat up some honey so it becomes less viscous and then easily massage it into your hair over its entire length. Let the honey sit like that for about 30 minutes and wash it out with warm water. It’s recommended to repeat this process two times in a week for maximum results.

Vinegar

Vinegar helps to remove remaining shampoo – if you didn’t know, most of shampoos have a tendency to dry your hair if you haven’t washed it thoroughly enough. Vinegar also helps to return your skin’s pH to a valid value, preventing itchiness and dandruff from making any troubles. Mix half a cup of vinegar with water and simply use it after you wash your hair, leaving it to work for about 10 minutes.

 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles

Are you dealing with piles, better known as hemorrhoids? If you think you’re suffering from similar issues, you probably have a lot of questions, mostly about symptoms and treatment. Today we’ll take a slightly different take on this condition which is annoying to say the least but doesn’t usually mean that there is something extremely dangerous going on inside your body. There are some other quite serious conditions though that share some of the symptoms and this is where a lot of anxiety and fear towards hemorrhoids comes from. Generally speaking, hemorrhoids are painful and swollen blood vessels located in the anus area. This unpleasant condition strikes both genders, and it’s caused by strain of the vessels inside the intestines.

Hemorrhoid specifics

Even though the gene which causes hemorrhoids hasn’t yet been discovered, it is known that in some family trees it runs more commonly. However, it’s not clear whether this occurs because of the gene presence or it’s related to lifestyle and diet habits which can assist in hemorrhoid’s development. An Irish scientist and researcher Denis Parsons Burkitt has discovered that hemorrhoids are extremely scarce in village habitats in Africa, contrary to urban African residences as well as developed countries throughout the world, where they are a commodity. Reason for this has been found in diet, as village people focus their diet towards a plant based one which is rich in fiber, resulting in healthier and thicker stool, making it easier to pass it.

Treatment methods – preferably ayurvedic

There are dozens of specific treatment methods and medications which can be useful for both prevention and curing hemorrhoids. Some of these have shown to be particularly effective, with potato treatment being the champion among other methods. Basically, you need to grind some raw potatoes, drizzle olive oil over them and with a finger grip, assisting with a piece of cloth lean to the painful and irritated area. This is necessary to keep during the entire night and works great against external hemorrhoids. When dealing with interior type hemorrhoids, slice a potato in circles and make a potato stick out of one of the circles. Oil it well with olive oil and insert it into your anus, leaving it overnight. This method is somewhat uncomfortable, but it’s very effective.

Other methods of treatment

When finding new methods of treating hemorrhoids, there’s a difficulty of discomfort when discussing this topic with other people. Still, you can always look online for an abundance of natural treatments. Out of the bunch we’ve had good experiences long term by changing your diet, enriching it with plant fibers, an abundance of water being drank throughout the day as well as regular hygiene. When you pair those lifestyle changes with some of the above mentioned treatment methods, hemorrhoids will become a thing of the past for you. It’s important to give natural treatment methods a try before succumbing to the usual pharmaceuticals as these can cause some unwanted side effects, which is something you would want to avoid.

 

Blue Waffles Disease Symptoms and Pictures

Internet has sparked a huge number of authors, making it possible for everyone with access to it to spread an idea, discovery or anything of interest in written or video format. Since this is obviously a great thing at first, people are easily scammed and forced into believing into something that’s fake or designed with an intention to attract views, clicks or general attention. Some do it because of boredom, some because of actual money, while the other user side can experience this for free, perhaps only wasting time. One of the best examples of a successful online hoax was blue waffles, which has gotten a lot of attention and spanned across the entire Internet, creating memes, jokes, serious articles, myth busting articles and many, many other publicity stunts.

What is blue waffles? Is it real?

Blue waffles mythBlue waffles is a myth surrounding a sexually transmitted disease which makes its presence obvious on the female’s side of things. The outer vagina lips (labia) attract a significantly blue color, hence the name of the condition. Symptoms jump back and forth between irritation, distinct unpleasant smell of the discharge, burning sensation and general symptoms of a bacterial infection. Blue color in general is associated with increased blood flow, whether this was caused by a physical trauma or a blood obscuration, causing the blood to accumulate in one or more spots. For people who are educated in medical science, blue waffle quickly made no sense mostly because of this symptom.

In short – no, blue waffles is not real. There are no medical conditions that cause blue localized skin color, particularly sexually transmitted diseases. The infamous shot of the apparently affected vagina was most likely photoshopped as the intensity of blue is way out of the ordinary, being completely unnatural.

Hygiene based disease?

One of the main causing factors for blue waffles was apparently bad hygiene. This makes no sense as vagina does its basic cleaning on its own, being a very proficient process. In terms of bacterial cleaning and general healthy level of cleanliness, vagina actually needs to external attention. It has become a wide spread trend in which women focus their attention so much towards their vagina’s hygiene, using products such as lotions, creams and razors to make everything appear clean. Therefore, the infamous picture had that much more success since it’s such a shocking and dramatic preview of a vagina, which should be much cleaner, trimmed etc. to appear healthier.

What makes the whole ordeal even less believable is the fact that the disease apparently transfers from women to men exclusively. How do women even acquire it then? It’s ridiculous how much success has blue waffles had as a single Internet drama experiment. It’s more than important to spread awareness of this disease being a hoax, for the cause of education, common sense and maintaining integrity of the Internet as quality information source. This needs to be a global group effort since it has become more than one may think.

 

Chemical Pregnancy Symptoms

A chemical or biochemical pregnancy represents pregnancies that end very early, before the fetus starts to develop. There are clear signs of pregnancy presence though, such as HCG hormone found in blood or urine. After a couple of days after positive test there is an abnormal bleeding to occur, which represents the end of that pregnancy cycle. It’s considered that chemical pregnancies occur when the embryo perishes right after creation, before implantation to the walls of the uterus. These are very common and about 50 to 60 percent of pregnancies end this way. Today we’ll take a look at some of the facts that go around this phenomenon and what makes it so common.

Most common causes for chemical pregnancies

Chromosome abnormalities which are also the highest risk factor for abortions play a significant role in chemical pregnancies as well. The egg cell or sperm can carry a chromosome abnormality because of which the embryo isn’t able of developing further so it falls apart. Uterus anomalies can lead towards embryo implanting in an inappropriate part of the uterus which doesn’t allow it to start developing. Lack of hormones is another very common causer for chemical pregnancy which makes it impossible for the whole system to initiate and maintain pregnancy process.

Menstrual cycle after chemical pregnancy can become more intense including clogs, followed by intensive pain which are stronger than before.

How to know you just dealt with a chemical pregnancy?

The earliest sign of chemical pregnancy is vagina bleeding which can vary in intensity. Alongside with bleeding pain experienced in the lower part of the stomach sets in. There are many diagnostic methods that can be applied in order to discover different causers of spontaneous abortions in general. Gynecologic tests are standard these days, when the vagina itself is checked, with blood tests discovering any hormonal imbalances or abnormalities that may have worked alongside. In cases where chemical pregnancy repeats itself with new pregnancies, a genetic counselling is recommended with both partners being checked for chromosome abnormalities. Female patients that are dealing with uterus abnormalities some minor surgery procedures can happen which can significantly increase the odds for a normal pregnancy cycle to occur. Infection of uterus neck is treated based on the test which indicates what type of bacteria or virus has caused it.

Prevention

There are some other things you can do in order to reduce the chances for a chemical pregnancy. If you’re smoking, you should definitely quit this harmful habit. It has been proven that women who are smoking on a regular basis have twice the amount of spontaneous abortions in comparison with non-smoking women. Even though scientific researches do not connect caffeine with spontaneous abortions, there are some signs which do confirm its negative effect. It’s a good idea to reduce or completely give up on caffeine before conception. It’s also important that you keep your head up in case of this happening to you as stress also plays a huge role in success of your pregnancy.

 

Skeeter Syndrome Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Mosquito, bee and fly bites are extremely common throughout the world and in most cases they aren’t something to go crazy about. Even though most of these insects’ bites do not pose a real threat, it’s recommended to protect yourself whenever possible as there are some cases where they can do some damage. Besides wearing appropriate clothes and repellents as well as preventive avoidance of spending time outdoors, dangerous allergic reactions may be prevented with anti-allergenic medications. These medications are found as pills such as antihistaminic (Claritine) or injection form which is used in extremely intense response. It’s important to mention that in case of severe local allergic reaction towards a bite you should definitely ask your doctor for help.

High fever

World Health Organization has dedicated this particular year battling against the so called vector diseases. Vector diseases are infectious diseases which are being transferred over mosquito bites. In some occurrences these bites can initiate high fever, ankles swelling as well as life threatening reactions such as anaphylactic shock. It manifests as choking, lowered blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Particularly dangerous are bites in head and neck area, when it’s absolutely crucial to go out and seek medical assistance. Some insects such as mosquitos may transfer over certain types of vector diseases. Traveling, global market and climate changes are some of the reasons for vector diseases to become so prominent in today’s day and age.

Mosquitos aren’t as harmless as you may think

Climate conditions further improve the spread and count of mosquitos and in the same time increase chances of vector disease transfer. Not only that, mosquitos can also carry a lot other allergenic matter, and in case this happens a response known as skeeter syndrome occurs. This syndrome represents an intense response to a mosquito’s bite which is caused by certain allergies or a highly infectious disease being carried by that particular mosquito. It’s recognized by a huge swelling which tends to be extremely tight and painful, spreading towards other parts of the body. There’s no question about this being particularly dangerous if the bite happened on head or neck. It may also be followed by inflammation or high fever too. Most of the cases this particular syndrome is caused by typical allergenic polypeptides which is always found inside he mosquitos needle head. There are high chances of persons developing this syndrome to be allergic to mosquito bites in general.

How to prevent skeeter syndrome

Above all the most effective way is to stay clear of mosquitos at all times. This can be accomplished by using all kinds of mosquito repellents, sleeping nets etc. There are no other simple ways to prevent the swelling from happening as it’s a typical allergic reaction to which the only cure is to stay clear of the causer itself. If it does happen, visit a doctor which will confirm the condition and prescribe some relieving medications to help the one affected go through the issues which are happening.

 

Home Remedies for Pneumonia

Inflammation of lungs, better known as pneumonia, is an acute infection of the lung tissue which includes alveoli and space in between them. It’s caused by one of the following causers: bacteria, virus, fungus, dust, chemicals, food or vomited matter. Modern medicine has divided pneumonias into two groups, typical bacterial and antitypical as these require different treatments. Bacterial pneumonias are usually caused by pneumococci or Moraxella catarrhalis. Atypical pneumonias are caused by bacteria such as Mycoplasma pmeumoniae, Chlamydia pneumonia, Legionella as well as respiratory viruses. Large epidemics appear in regular time intervals, every 4 to 6 years. Epidemic usually begins in autumn, develops gradually and lasts for a couple of months all the way up to spring. This is when a lot of school children acquire the condition as well as young adults.

Symptoms

Typical symptoms include coughs, fever and sometimes chest pain. Usually these develop after a couple of days and are known to come accompanied with pleuritic inflammation. Bacterial pneumonia commonly develops after an infection of the upper respiratory system. The beginning phase is usually very intense with a single fever to follow. Following symptoms are characteristic too: shakiness followed by fever, difficulties breathing on the affected side, coughs and heavy breathing in general. Many patients, especially elderly ones, can have some less obvious symptoms appearing in phases. Atypical pneumonias usually have less presence than bacterial ones as clinical symptoms are developed gradually.

Treatment methods

Treatment highly depends on the possible causer of the condition as well as severity of the symptoms. Bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics as one might expect such as penicillin. Quickly after the beginning of therapy patients get a huge relief but it’s important to take all the antibiotics in as doing otherwise might allow the disease to return. Atypical pneumonia may be treated with some antiviral drugs, but it’s more important to drink a lot of fluids and rest. Sometimes it takes a longer time to recover from a viral infection in comparison to the bacterial one.

Generally speaking, an inflammation is a natural, worthy process by which your body is defending from causers of diseases, trying to re-instate structures and function of the tissues. If you’re looking for a more natural type of treatment against pneumonia, homeopathy can help you out. There’s a huge specter of different homeopathic treatment against pneumonia which definitely aid towards treatment of the acute inflammation. It doesn’t work against the disease directly, but helps your body and your immune system to battle against the issue. Aconitum is one of the most successful treatments against pneumonia which will act almost miraculously if it is used in the beginning phases of the illness. Coughs appear suddenly in late afternoon, being dry and intensive, making the patient feel nervous and agitated. Belladonna is yet another highly efficient homeopathic medicine which is also administered in the beginning phases of the illness, making your throat ache a bit followed by a tickling cough. Combining these two in beginning phases has been proven to be quite an asset against pneumonia.

 

Home Remedies for Razor Bumps

Shaving with a razor is definitely one of the easies methods to remove unwanted hair. Whether it’s men’s beard or women’s legs both women and men use this method to improve their appearance. However, razor in itself is quite an aggressive method of shaving which may cause your skin to become irritated after a while. Even with use of lotions or creams itchiness, rashes and a phenomenon known as razor bumps may irritate you a lot. Today we’ll discuss razor bumps which are a fairly common consequence of razor shaving and how can you deal with it in a natural and safe way.

Some general advices to decrease the chance for razor bumps

You can actually do a lot to prevent razor bumps from happening with some easy techniques. First of all, make sure that you’re shaving in the direction your hair is growing. This is a known fact which has been repeated by experts endlessly, but people still seem to think that the right way is the opposite way. By shaving in the direction of growth you will shave just enough hair and not cause an irritation which can turn into razor bumps. Also, the sharper your razor is the less force you’ll be applying to the skin itself. Shaving should be an easy procedure, with you gently guiding the razor and letting it do all the work. Always replace your razor as soon as you’re not “impressed” with its sharpness, as this can only cause issues for you. Hydration of the skin to be shaved is also very helpful since this softens up the hair making it much easier to cut.

I already have razor bumps. What can I do?

Don’t worry, there’s a lot you can do to help yourself. First of all, you should use aloe vera and rub it in thoroughly in the irritated area of your skin. This is a helpful and highly effective home remedy supplement which is known to be a great tool to prevent itchiness and irritation. Other than aloe vera you may also use some cold compresses which are a greatly efficient way of relieving the burning feeling. It’s best to develop a habit of using cold water on the shaved area right after you’ve done it since this will help to tighten everything up leaving no place for irritation to occur. Peeling of the skin is yet another greatly efficient way of reducing the chances for bumps to appear – this will also help you to prevent ingrown hairs which is a fairly big annoyance in itself.

Razor bumps generally occur due to a lack of simple hygiene, especially a couple of hours after shaving. Your skin is usually a bit damaged if you shaved it with a razor so you need to be very gentle about it. Make sure to wash your legs decently after the process to remove any leftover hair or skin as this is the main initiating factor for razor bumps to occur.

 

Home Remedies for BV – Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is present even when normal conditions rule inside the vaginal cavity. If this bacteria starts to bloom due to stress, loss of natural flora of the vagina, BV will set in. It is an uncomfortable and painful disturbance of the normal vaginal bacterial balance, rather than a typical inflammation process which is a common misconception. Gardnerela vaginalis is the main cause for BV to occur, and as it is blooming, it makes it possible for other anaerobic bacteria species to bloom as well. A specific unpleasant smell of the excretion is caused by these anaerobic bacteria. It’s also considered to be a risk factor for spontaneous abortion as well as premature delivery, some other infections during pregnancy and complications during surgeries.

Common symptoms of BV

BV is recognized with a large amount of white excretion, carrying an unpleasant fishy smell. In some cases irritation during sexual intercourse may occur too. Diagnosis is established with a gynecological test where signs such as redness caused by inflammation, pain or itching usually go unseen. Acidity of the vagina affected with BV is higher than 4.5 in pH. Microscopic tests usually report typical clue cells – vaginal epistle cells covered in a lot of bacterial matter that look like they’ve been sprinkled with dusty sugar. Determining the pH values along with a microscopic test of the vaginal excretion are safe and adequate indicators of the disease.

Causes of BV

Even though it’s not entirely known what causes BV and why are some women more prone towards this condition than others, it’s a well-known fact that this condition occurs due to a reduction of acidity levels inside the vagina. Along with this, a disturbance in bacterial balance follows which is the main problem that causes BV to happen. Count of aerobic bacteria which produce hydrogen peroxide is reduced, while the count of anaerobic bacteria is increased. Leading causes of BV are Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella bivia and if they are not present, a mixed bacterial flora is the case. Based on this fact, BV is actually considered to be a disordered state of bacteria ecosystem in the woman’s vagina.

Alternative treatment and prevention methods

Every ingredient which messes up with pH levels or bacterial balance of the vagina may cause an infection. Therefore, it’s highly important to focus on one’s diet, where an increased amount of fermented plant based foods and probiotics is recommended – sauerkraut, yoghurts etc. Same treatment works with easier cases during pregnancy as well as common recidivisms where it’s recommended to increase the acidity levels of the vagina with vitamin C or a direct input of yoghurt creating bacteria into vagina. In case of highly resilient cases of the infection, homeopathic treatment is required, involving ampules of inactive but immune lactobacilli. It’s used in three doses every two weeks and after a year another dose is recommended to increase and keep the effect. Prevention of BV is accomplished by creating oil based on aloe vera, applying it locally.

 

Congestive Heart Failure Life Expectancy

Congestive heart failure is a heart condition when it isn’t able to supply the bodily needs for blood. Causes that lead towards this condition are coronary heart disease, stroke of the myocardia, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and many others. Symptoms which become apparent soon after the condition initiates show fluid hold up in liver, belly, feet as heart is failing as a pump. Some other symptoms include inability to breath easily, short breath, sensation of suffocating, weakness, heavy legs, common need for urination, general weakness, confusion, loss of appetite, accelerated heart rate etc. These are all highly individual, depending on the condition of the patient, stage of the condition as well as whether or not the condition was recognized and treated.

Congestive heart failure in detail

Generally speaking, this condition is a common and complex issue with which many specialists and doctors are faced very often. It’s responsible for a high percentage of morbidity and mortality in elderly population. It can be divided into two subcategories – systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Around 70% of patients have a systolic dysfunction which is characterized by a dilatation of the left ventricle as well as reduced ejection fraction. Diastolic failure of heart commonly accompanied with hypertension is caused by hypertrophy of the myocardium. Because of the reduced volume of blood being pumped up compensatory systems kick in such as increased excretion of catecholamines, activation of the Renin-angiotensin system as well as hypertrophy of the left ventricle. It isn’t hard to diagnose with acute case, but in cases with semi-complex cases where typical symptoms aren’t yet obvious it can become a real issue.

Medicinal therapy

Efficiency of using angiotensin-converting procedure in all stages of heart failure, regardless of whether it’s a case of systolic or diastolic dysfunction, has been proven. This is the medication of choice in therapy of this condition. Inhibitors known as ACE have a high effect on the intravascular volume by modifying the direction in which the disease is going towards. Strong diuretics are undoubtedly useful in therapy of congestive heart failure but on their own are rarely enough to control the disease. It’s necessary to stay at caution due to dangers of dehydration, reflex tachycardia and reflex tachycardia.

Prognosis

Life expectancy with patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure highly depends on the stage at which the disease was diagnosed, conditions in which the patient is living as well as many other environment factors. Genetics obviously play a huge role too. In beginning stages of the illness and disciplined checkups and therapies patients dealing with congestive heart failure can live a long life, maintaining good quality of life. All of these factors are highly individual and it’s impossible to precisely define how long do patients live or how much of an impact this disease has towards reducing one’s life span. Counseling with your doctor is of great importance here and can provide you with as many answers to your questions as possible.

 

Pain Under Right Arm Pit

There are situations when our body suddenly shakes up due to an unexpected spasm or sudden stabbing chest pain, which is obviously nothing pleasant. In such moments darkest thoughts pass through one’s mind. We’ve all been through this and even though you may not know whether these issues are a sign of a serious disturbance or just a temporary one, you should always remain calm and use common sense. There are several different areas of the body which tend to induce the highest percentage of sudden and scary pain, out of which we’ll cover some today. Muscle spasm, hemorrhoids and similar conditions carry the same nature – their symptoms are scary while being completely harmless conditions. It is still advised that you contact your doctor on any sign of a pain, especially if it’s increasing in intensity.

Armpit pain causes

Sharp stabbing pain which is a common recurrence is most probably a consequence of a muscle spasm which can be caused by an inflamed pleura. Massages and light arm stretching can reduce the spasm while non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications decrease pain. If the pain experienced in the armpit becomes numb and you can feel some nodules under your fingers, it’s most likely that you’re dealing with a swelling of the lymph nodes. This is a normal response of your immune system when it’s battling against an infection, so it’s recommended that you visit a doctor to determine the exact cause. Based on different conditions (such as patient being a woman), an ultrasound of the breast is required. With this test being done, both armpits are checked just as a precaution. Along these conditions, armpit pain can be caused by a disorder inside the breast, but in most cases it’s being radiated along the entire side so it doesn’t necessarily need to be localized.

Less common causes of armpit pain

Other than lymph nodes becoming swollen, there is a huge array of conditions which may be causing this. There are many structures that are directly or indirectly linked with armpit and when you consider all of the nerve endings in the area the combinations become even more ridiculous. Even a common cold may cause armpit pain, as it is known to spread aches all over the body, particularly if your respiratory system is suffering. Heartburn, being a lower digestive system issue makes one wonder is there a relation between it and armpit but there actually is. Stomach acids can find its way all the way up to the upper parts of the esophagus which can then quickly correlate to armpit pain even though it doesn’t necessarily need to be closely located exactly in the area. A pulled muscle is probably one of the most common and unnerving cause of armpit pain since this area interconnects with several large muscle groups. Athletes can often pull some of the muscles, especially if the sport they’re doing is heavy on the upper body. If you’re experiencing constant pain which is hard to deal with, visit a doctor.