As you browse the Internet today, you will be surprised to see that there are a lot of online pharmacies that consumers like you can utilize and order medications from. Legitimate or licensed online pharmacies are established by local pharmaceutical companies as their counterparts or branches on the Internet. These sites are developed to provide consumers an easier and faster means to get their prescriptions refilled.Legitimate Internet pharmacies benefit individuals who are too busy to order or purchase their prescription medications at local drugstores. If you are among the thousands of people who have no time to get the medicines you need, worry no more, for with just a few clicks of the mouse, your much-needed medications will be delivered to your door.Despite the convenience that online pharmacies offer, there are certain risks involved in buying cheap discount medicine at these websites. One of the most obvious risks in this type of medicine distribution is the health of the consumers. Since majority of illegitimate websites do not require prescriptions from consumers in ordering or purchasing medications, there is no way of determining if the prescriptions consumers avail of from these sites are in line with their health conditions.You can easily spot a website that illegally dispenses medications by means of its offered services. For instance, when a site only features questionnaires as basis of its medication recommendation, that site is definitely operating beyond the laws and regulations of FDA. Remember that a questionnaire should not be used as the foundation to determine the medicines or drugs that consumers need as treatment for their health conditions. A valid prescription is very important as this becomes the proof that you have consulted a doctor regarding your condition. Another risk associated in purchasing cheap medications via rogue online pharmacies is that your information may be passed on to third party entities for spamming purposes. See, online pharmacies that illegally dispense medications usually do not pose their contact information such as address and telephone numbers on their websites, hence, making it difficult for consumers like you to reach the website that you have bought your medications from. Moreover, buying medicines at rogue pharmacies on the Internet without presenting any valid prescription may lead to misdiagnoses, for there is a big chance that you may be taking the wrong medications for your health condition. If you do not consult a doctor and just merely buy a cheap medicine that you think will work best for your illness, you are sure going to miss the opportunity of receiving the appropriate medications as treatment to your condition.Finally, ordering your medications at rogue online pharmacies can also lead to financial problems. As stated earlier, majority of these unauthorized online drugstores do not include their correct contact details at their websites. Hence, chances are the drugs and medications that you need will not be delivered or shipped to you. Now if you still opt to buy medications via the Internet despite the risks associated in the said method of acquiring medicines, just make sure that the site you have chosen is legitimate and prioritizes your privacy and safety.
People often ignore insect bites thinking that the itching and the swelling will just go away on its own. But who would have through that something as little as a tick can bring so much trouble aside from the usual insect bite marks.Lyme diseaseLyme disease, also called borreliosis, is a bacterial infection acquired from tick bites. This are not regular ticks. These are wood ticks found in deers. Ticks may settle itself anywhere on a human body, preferably on warm, moist, and dark places like armpits and groins. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria from ticks of the genus Borrelia. However, in rare cases, it is also carried by ticks of the genus Ixodes. It has been reported that Borrelia burgdorferi caused Lyme disease in the United States and Borrelia afzelli and garinii in Europe. SymptomsInfection may manifest differently. In its initial stage, patients see the presence of a reddish bulls-eye, often accompanied by fever, malaise, and fatigue. About eighty percent of patients in the early stage of Lyme disease experienced this symptom. This appears anywhere from a day to a month upon being bitten by an infected tick. This red bulls-eye rash does not signal an allergic reaction, but rather a skin infection to the Lyme bacteria. Muscular-skeletal pain may also be present during the early onset of this condition.There have been rare cases where the infection appears asymptomatic. And some less common reported cases of having cardiac and neurologic symptoms. Cardiac symptoms include heart block and palpitations, neurologic symptoms include affectation of the central nervous system wherein the senses are impaired. Medical complicationsUntreated or persistent cases of Lyme disease may lead to a number of chronic disease with medical complications such as meningo-encephalitis, cardiac inflammation (myocarditis), and frank arthritis.Meningo-encephalitis has symptoms that resemble meningitis and encephalitis. It manifests inflammation of the brain and its meninges. Myocarditis is the inflammation of the muscular part of the heart. With Lyme arthitis, often only one joint is affected at a time. The most commonly affected joints are those of the knees, followed by the shoulder, elbow, foot, and hip. This symptoms may die down after being treated for one to four weeks and may return in later months or even years.TreatmentAntibiotics are the primary treatment administered for Lyme disease. Dosage depends on the amount of time the tick has stayed in the person's body. People who immediately removed the tick from their body are advised to be placed on close monitoring for any tick-borne diseases. For people who have been bitten by ticks that have been in their person for at least twelve hours are advised to take a three-day dose of antibiotics. The duration of dosing will depend on the doctors instructions and should always be followed religiously.PreventionThe best way to avoid getting Lyme disease is to avoid tick-infested areas, or anywhere there are lots of animals where ticks may breed on. If it is unavoidable to go to tick-filled places, wear protective clothing that covers the entire body. Also, using insect repellents when going into wooden areas may help.Knowing what to avoid will help prevent you from getting infected by Lyme disease, or any other diseases for that matter. Ensuring personal hygiene protects you from breeding ticks or body lice that may infect you. Being sensitive to your body and keeping track of even the slightest changes in your body will help you become more aware of any form of infection of insect infestation on your body. Just because something is small and barely visible, doesn't mean it can't harm you. These tiny wood ticks may be little, but they can kill you. Just like how the little boy David was able to bring down the giant Goliath.
Most parents tell their children to eat as much green, leafy vegetable as they can because it will make them healthy. Not all parents, however, really know why green, leafy vegetables are beneficial for a person's health. The simple explanation for this is that vegetables contain a lot of nutrients and vitamins that the body needs to fight against infections or diseases. These components are also important for boosting a person's energy level to enable him or her to do tasks without getting tired or fatigued easily. Vegetables, unlike meat, are simply eliminated from a person's body after its nutrients are extracted and does not cause any build-up of harmful substances such as cholesterol. Since it cannot be digested by a person's system, its by-products also help in cleansing a person's digestive tract. Among the different green, leafy vegetables, however, there is one that specially stands out above the rest. It is scientifically called Moringa oleifera or in common terms the drumstick tree, horseradish tree, malunggay in the Philippines, or sijan in India.A lot of researchers who have spent some time studying about the health benefits of Moringa label the plant as the miracle tree. Most people who use this vegetable as part of their daily consumption are usually those who are in the lower socio-economic status, thus, it has also earned the label poor man's food. The Moringa tree is easy to cultivate and easily grows even in areas that do not have much water for plant sustenance. This is why even in countries such as Senegal in West Africa where malnutrition and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are widespread, it can be accessed by a lot of people as a source of nutritional supplements. It is also fast-growing and drought-resistant, thus, can be utilized immediately if needed and sustainable for a longer period of time.Most sources indicate that the Moringa tree contains vitamin C which is seven times more than the amount found in oranges, has four times calcium content and twice more protein amount than milk, four time the amount of vitamin A than in carrots, and three times the potassium-content of bananas. One study conducted in the Philippines has proven that malunggay, the Filipino name of Moringa, when consumed daily by malnourished children, can solve most of the malnutrition problem in the country. Aside from these components, Moringa is also known to contain a lot of iron, beta-carotene, and anti-oxidant. Another study has discovered that Moringa can help poor women during their pregnancy and their babies remain healthy by providing most of the nutrients needed for their growth and by increasing the milk production of the mothers during lactation. Aside from these, the plant can also be used to treat or relieve infections, inflammations, arthritis pain, diabetes, and cancer. It is also said to be an effective skin antiseptic and good for stabilizing blood pressure. It has a soothing effect that it is also used by native people as a treatment for anxiety.What makes this miracle tree and vegetable really wonderful is its affordability and accessibility. Unlike most medicine or treatments, it can be utilized even by those who have financial limitations to prevent or cure illnesses. In countries like India and Philippines, the government already includes in their programs the inclusion of growing these trees especially in rural areas to be consumed by the people. They have also provided campaigns to educate the people about the nutritional benefits of the Moringa and various ways of cooking it and using it as treatment. Now, because of this tree, even the poorest of the poor can be healthy and free from ailments. The provision of this highly beneficial plant, especially among financially-challenged people, is almost like divine intervention which is probably why it is indeed a miracle tree.
Botox is among the foremost skin care and skin alteration procedures available today, with an unparalleled ability to remove wrinkles and make the skin look younger and wrinkle-free. The treatment is effective but temporary, such that plastic surgeon's offices regularly get repeat customers for new injections of the compound. However, as popular as it is, botox is not always the safest choice for the type of "skin care" and beauty maintenance that it does. The name alone, botox, is an implication of the true nature of the substance: botulinum toxin type A. While the form injected into people's faces and used as a skin care tool is not the raw and potentially toxic form of the chemical, it can cause a number of unpleasant side effects.Upper respiratory infection is often reported as a side effect of botox use, likely a remnant of the effects the pure toxin had on the body. This sign is often accompanied by hypertonia, back pain, dizziness, violent coughing fits, and rhinitis. A general weakness has also been associated with this particular side effect of botox, usually because the toxin is interacting with parts of the body outside the intended area. While not toxic enough to be as lethal as it usually is, there are still enough poisonous elements in the typical plastic surgeon's botox formula to be very dangerous if it spreads beyond the intended area. According to statistics, roughly 12% of all botox cases suffer from this problem after being injected.Another side effect is primary a xillary hyperhidrosis, which entails excessive sweating, pain, and the possibility of hemorrhage. There is also the increased risk of infection in the injected area, along with other, minor discomforts. These minor signs include flu symptoms, headaches, dizziness, pharyngitis, and neck pain. The estimates of how many people develop these problems range from 3% to 10%, though these numbers are subject to speculation because the conditions of the clinical trials vary. Most experts do not take these trials to be indicative of the situation when put into actual medical practice.Blepharophasm, a condition where the eyelids close involuntarily, is also often associated with botox as a side effect. The involuntary closing of the eyelids is often caused by muscle spasms and may involve just one eye, though it is more common for both eyes to have the problem. Eye dryness, which often accompanies blepharophasm, has also been associated with botox injection cases. The effects can last for several days after the injection itself, but it has only been known to appear in roughly 4% of all botox procedures.Also, depending on just how diluted the toxic components of botox are in the formula, the patient might exhibit signs of being injected with botulinum toxin. According to some studies, a number of side effects that come with botox injections are caused by the body developing an immune system response to the injection. Essentially, the body fights off the biological effects of the injections (something it is unable to do if the toxin is at full strength) and prevents it from doing what it is supposed to do. While there is no data on just how this causes side effects, it has been linked as the primary cause of the problem. There were some indications that the closer the formula is to its toxic origins, the lower the chances of a successful immune response. Of course, that brings with it a new set of potential hazards.
There are already numerous articles written on the hazards of chemicals in personal care products. Even Senator Edward Kennedy has written several letters to Congress regarding the health risks associated with using cosmetics that contain cancer-causing ingredients.Personal care products that have been taught to be beneficial to you may be the very ones that may contain chemicals that is posing a serious threat to you and your family's health.Believe it. Personal care products like soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and make-up usually contain cheap, synthetic chemicals and ingredients that are suspiciously harmful. . There are in fact more than 125 ingredients used on the skin suspected of causing cancer. 20 cause adverse nervous system reactions. And 25 are connected to birth defects. What you put on your skin penetrates and can enter your body.Here are some things that the labels do not tell you about personal care products.Fragrances. Just because it smells good doesn't mean it is. Oftentimes, the first things a consumer does when trying a personal care product is to smell it. If the product smells good the consumer is much more likely to want the product.Oftentimes also, the label on the product gives the illusion that the scent is natural. A picture used in the product will lead to the conclusion that it must have come from that source.More often than not, this is simply not the case. Most fragrances are of synthetic origin. Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients; many are toxic chemicals that cause or contribute to cancer. Manufacturers are not required to disclose the individual ingredients as they are considered trade secrets of their personal care products.Reported symptoms are headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation shows that the chemicals on the fragrances of these beauty products can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes.It is therefore understandable why some countries have declared many scented products to be hazardous to public health. And have even gone to the extreme of banning the wearing of all cosmetic fragrances in most indoor public places.Color Pigments. As with smell, looks can also be deceiving. Just because it looks pretty doesn't mean it is.Color pigments are used to make the product look attractive. It does not really serve any beneficial purpose for any part of the body. Color pigments found in personal care products are made from synthetic and chemical ingredients such as coal tar. They also contain heavy metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation.Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). You will find these ingredients in almost all cleansers that foam. These chemicals are even used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers.Research indicates that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate causes inflammation of the skin and can weaken the immune system. Young eyes will not develop properly if exposed to SLS because proteins are dissolved. Be alert about these chemicals especially on baby shampoos.Triclosan. The EPA registers Triclosan as a pesticide and is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Triclosan is so toxic it is measured in parts per trillion. These chemicals are the same ones used on personal care products as they are known for their antibacterial ingredient. Most often found in soaps and toothpastes.How to show how harmful these chemicals are; one drop of Triclosan in 300 Olympic-sized swimming pools can cause hormonal disruption. Mineral Oil. A petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic and clogs the pores. It interferes with the skin's ability to eliminate toxins thus promoting acne and other disorders. It slows down skin function and cell development.Where can you find mineral oil in its largest portion? Baby Oil. Note that Baby Oil is 100% mineral oil.Contrary to what people believe, it is possible to create personal care products without the use of any harmful chemicals. The answers and solutions are found in nature. All it takes is study, research and a sincere desire to meet the health needs of consumers equally with profit needs.Consider very carefully the health risks associated with exposing yourself to harmful chemicals and make it your resolve to no longer buy questionable personal care products from companies that have little regard for your health.