How To Detect If You Have A Deviated Nasal Septum

Only a handful, lucky people have aquiline, straight noses. Even though your nose looks straight and good from the outside, you might still have a slightly deviated nasal septum. The nasal septum is the wall that divides your nose into two airway chambers or nostrils. Ideally, it should be located smack in the middle, giving you identical nostrils. Measuring your nose won't help you determining if indeed your septum is off-centred. After all, the cartilage is covered with sufficient layer of skin. If your nose is not bothering you, then you should do well in leaving it the way it is.

A deviated nasal septum could present several health hazards. Again, you don't need to measure your nose or nostrils, there are telltale deviated septum symptoms that will indicate if indeed your nose is crooked. Below are some signs of a deviated nasal septum.

Nasal congestions. Sinusitis, excessive sneezing and rhinitis and other nasal infections are just some of things to consider in detecting if your septum is straight. The infections are caused by the trapped mucus and other substances inside the nasal cavity. These seemingly normal cold-like symptoms could mean trouble to your nose.

Nose Bleeds. Unexplained nose bleeds could really be scary. It could mean a severely deviated nasal septum with infection. If the central nose bone heavily favours one side, it's bound to stretch some muscles and squash the others.

Pain and Headaches . Chronic headaches originating from the nose is another deviated septum symptom. This prolonged condition will cause headaches as it diverts from the normal physiological structure and functions of the body.

Difficulty in Breathing. Deviated septum and sleep apnea has long been associated. A severely deviated septum will create bigger and smaller nasal airways. The deviation would also create blockages making breathing difficult. This is doubly hard when the person is sleeping. This would result to breath gaps and pauses, snoring and noisy breathing and gasps and choking during sleep.

If you have one or more of the above symptoms, you are more likely to have a deviated nasal septum. You would need to see a doctor to help you straighten your nasal cartilage. Failure to address the problem might lead to more serious problems that could prove fatal.

Sinusitis and rhinitis might ruin your daily life as it will force you to stay away or limit the activities that you would otherwise enjoy. This could mean no carefree outdoor nature picnics and hikes. Chronic headaches could wreck havoc on your productivity at work and at school. This could easily lead to moodiness, irritability and depression.

There are several harmful effects from a deviated septum and sleep apnea. Sleep apnea brings the same effects to not sleeping at all. The most treacherous of all is the EDS or the difficulty of staying awake during the day. Excessive daytime sleepiness can cause a person to drop off to sleep anytime, anywhere. People with sleep apnea and who are driving are in a very dangerous position.

Again, check the symptoms, if you have them immediately seek a doctor to mend your deviated nasal septum, otherwise, let your nose be.

The More we Know About PID, The More we Can do to Avoid PID

One year ago, many people don't know what PID is. But the number of PID is increasing and the risks of PID are expanding, I think it is time to write an article to help people far away from this disease. Thus, the aim of this article is to introduce some facts about the PID to women. So the subjects of this article are classified into three parts: causes, risks, and treatments


The main cause of PID is bacterial infection, but it also can be infected by bacteria, fungi, parasites. Most of the time, vagina can prevent bacteria and other infectious materials enter into the pelvic, but when women's health condition is bad or weak, the prevention is weak too, so the bacteria can invade Pelvic and lead to inflammation. Some other causes such as intrauterine device can make the bacteria to enter into pelvic easily and spread inflammation to other parts near or around the pelvic. The opening of female's cervix which is dilated or enlarged by surgery, childbirth, or miscarriage can lead to PID too.


Infertility: If the acute PID cannot be treated timely, it can change into chronic PID which is the major cause of infertility.

Ectopic pregnancy: The rate of getting ectopic pregnancy is 2.7 times higher than those people who don't have PID. And the chronic PID can lead to chronic salpingitis which can affect the normal movement of fertilized egg.

General peritonitis: The development of PID can diffuse to Serosal Layer which is the outermost layer of uterus. Serosal Layer is a tissue that connects the uterus and other pelvic organs. Thus, the inflammation on pelvic can spread to uterus and other organs via Serosal layer and make the symptoms more serious.

Septic shock: If the inflammation on pelvic is serious, the pathogen which can discharge lots of toxic substance can reproduce quickly in women's pelvic. Those toxic substances can spread to the whole body via blood circulation and induce the response of immune system. So if PID cannot be cured in time, it can lead to death.

Though PID isn't a serious disease, it also is a threat to women's body and mentality. So women who have PID should treat it quickly.


Who Was Lou Gehrig?

'Eponymous' is a fancy word that means named after people. Food (eggs benedict), cars (Chrysler) and cities (Washington) are frequently named after people. But by far the most common use of eponyms is in science and specifically medicine. Diseases, for example, are usually named after the doctor or scientist who discovered the condition. Anois Alzheimer was a psychiatrist, James Parkinson was a physician, Gilles de la Tourette was a neurologist.

There are literally thousands of people whose names have become a medical term. This most likely has to do with the desire to simplify complex scientific names as well as showing recognition for ground-breaking scientific achievements.

But not always.

There are a few examples of diseases named after someone who actually suffered from that disease. By far, the most famous is Lou Gehrig. While it's unlikely that any North American male over the age of 40 has not heard of Lou Gehrig, many people don't have a true appreciation of who he was and why his name came to be associated with the disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Lou Gehrig was a rare combination of extraordinary performer and beautiful human being. He played baseball for the New York Yankees in the 20's and 30's. He was an extremely talented player who is currently the 10th best hitter in baseball. He set hitting records that stand to this day. But his most famous accomplishment was a consecutive game appearance record of 2,130 games over 15 seasons - a record that stood until the mid-90's. He was also the team captain and a player of such nobility of character that he was the idol of every young boy. As one writer said "There was no reason to dislike him. And nobody did."

Lou Gehrig was known as the Iron Horse because of his streak. This is profoundly tragic in retrospect, because of the rapid decline of his baseball skills and body when he was diagnosed in 1939 with ALS. He retired from baseball immediately and died only two years later.

The interesting question is why the disease became known by his name. Part of the reason may simply be that it didn't enter the national consciousness until his diagnosis, but this still doesn't completely answer the question. Even though amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a bit of a mouthful, why couldn't have been simply called ALS?

The answer may lie in Lou Gehrig's profile and character. He approached his disease, as he approached everything in life, with courage and grace. The most outstanding example of this is his farewell speech made a few weeks after his diagnosis and retirement on July 4, 1939 at the Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day in Yankee Stadium.

Following a series of gifts, awards and speeches, the crowd of 61,808 fans went quiet as he slowly, and with apparent difficulty, approached the microphone. Although slurred speech is often characteristic of ALS sufferers, Lou spoke clearly, with no notes. His speech is regarded by many as one of the great speeches of the 20th Century. Eloquent in its simplicity, he expressed a sentiment that is a beacon to other ALS sufferers and, indeed, anyone faced with sudden adversity. The most famous portion of the speech was as follows:

"Fans, for the past few weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you."

[Recordings of this speech are easily found on YouTube]

Following this speech there was a two minute ovation, with not a dry eye in the house. Author Wilfrid Sheed wrote that "all present in Yankee Stadium that day had been given a license to love a fellow human to the limit, without qualification, and to root for that person as they'd never rooted for themselves."

He lived his next two years as fully as possible, including working for the New York City Parole Board.

He wrote "Don't think I am depressed or pessimistic about my condition at present. I intend to hold on as long as possible and then if the inevitable occurs, I will accept it philosophically and hope for the best. That's all we can do."

ALS is one of the most tragic of conditions because while the body deteriorates progressively, the mind is still aware and sharp. Many of our Qualicare home care franchises have clients (and families) dealing with ALS. Everyone associated with this disease should hold out Lou Gehrig at the top of the batting order for pure inspiration.

Holistic Homeopathic San Diego

Homeopathy is a scientific method of cure, which follows laws based on far reaching holistic philosophy. It is a form of medicine established over 200 years ago by Dr Hahnemann, a German physician, who began to teach that the doctor should see your symptoms not as that which should be cured but rather as visible attempts by your body to heal itself. Homeopathy is conceived as a system to help your body cure itself.

The therapeutic use of homeopathic remedies is based on scientific experimentation and the principle of like cures like. That is, a medicine capable of producing certain effects when taken by a healthy person is capable of curing any illness, which manifests similar effects in a sick person.

From this foundation, it is clear to see that in homeopathy there are no treatments for disease but only medicines for people with diseases. For example, two people presenting to a naturopathic physician with arthritis will not get the same medicine because each person is individual in their symptoms. There are thousands of different medicines in homeopathy just as there are thousands of different kinds of people. In homeopathy, no two people are alike even if they have the same disease.

Homeopathy is a type of medicine, which respects the wisdom of your body and affects a cure from the inside out. Homeopathic medicines stimulate your body's vitality to initiate the healing process. A homeopathic medicine does not "override" the body's inherent attempts to heal itself, which makes it very safe. However, this is not to mean it is to be taken lightly or without proper prescription.

Homeopathy can be used to treat both acute and chronic disease. Chronic disease requires a more complete picture of the person and may take longer to affect a cure but both are effective. Homeopathy is especially effective for children as it is gentle and without dangerous side effects.

Homoeopathy believes in a holistic, totalistic and individualistic approach to medicine. A naturopath does not give different medicines for different afflicted parts of body but rather gives one single remedy, which will cover the disturbance of the whole person. It is an individualized approach, which takes into account the totality of your physical, mental and emotional symptoms.

Homeopathy can act quickly or slowly but once it begins to act we do not give further medicine or interfere in any way with the process going on in your body as it heals itself. Some people may only get one dose of the medicine, which will carry them for years. Others may need redosing more frequently. Either way, homeopathy is one of the most cost effective and potent medicines available today. Naturopathic doctors is San Diego use homeopathic remedies as one of their treatment modalities, however there are many other holistic modalities also utilized by naturopathic doctors. Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are the highest trained practitioners in the broadest scope of natural and holistic medical modalities. Utilizing both traditional and the most advanced clinical and laboratory diagnostics, treatments include therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, natural childbirth, hydrotherapy, naturopathic manipulative therapy, pharmacology, and minor surgery.Natural hormone balancing, comprehensive clinical detoxification protocols, and correcting common digestive dysfunctions are often included as part of the treatment plan. Naturopathic doctors in San Diego are available in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Poway who use homeopathic remedies as part of their holistic health approach.

Christian Drug Rehab Centers

Addictive disorders affect millions of Americans. Indeed, addictions and dependency problems don't stop with alcohol and illicit drugs. There are many kinds of addictive and related disorders that involve sex, gambling, shopping, work, overeating, exercise and internet use. Addiction and dependency are different illnesses and manifest in different ways. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, development of addiction or addictive disorder is caused by a combination of exposure to a substance or activity that gives us pleasure and a genetic vulnerability that controls our drive to have more.

Addiction is rooted in our genes. A person's environment, psychological development, and social maturation can lead him or her to excessive and prolonged usage of a substance or compulsion toward an activity despite the negative consequences of such behavior. For example, a compulsive gambler feels an overwhelming urge to gamble, is thinking about gambling when not engaging in it, may lie about how much time and money is spent on gambling, feels guilty about the time and money spent gambling but does not (and cannot) quit.

Dependence, specifically physical dependence, happens when a person becomes tolerant to a substance or has symptoms of withdrawal when he or she suddenly ceases taking that substance -- be it an illicit drug or a prescribed medication. Addiction by comparison does not always include physical dependence.

Drug addiction tends to be one of the hardest to overcome. But there are many ways Florida residents can get the help they need. Faith-based programs, particularly Christian drug treatment programs, have successfully treated persons from a variety of backgrounds for years. Christian drug treatment Florida centers are successful at transforming persons toward recovery of physical, psychological, and spiritual infirmities. Real freedom from drug addiction and alcoholism must stem from treatment recovery based on treating the whole person mentally, spiritually and physically. Many individuals caught in drug addiction or alcoholism use the substances to restrain feelings of pain stemming fear, grief, guilt, physical or psychological abuse, which if gone untreated turns into anxiety and depression and then substance abuse to ease the emotional duress. It is therefore important to locate the root of the problem to begin recovery from the inside-out to attain true freedom from the thing causing the hurt, habit or hang-ups.

Christian drug rehabilitation Florida provides a fundamental approach to rehabilitation and healing of the whole person. Christian Drug Rehab Florida tends to have a high success rate with those individuals who have faith and are willing to completely change their lives. The Christian drug rehab is a highly structured program intended to reveal core problems and underlying issues that if not addressed significantly limits the possibility of a full recovery.

Christian drug rehab programs focus primarily on the spiritual aspects of addiction. They are very comprehensive, offering wide ranges of life-application training or intensive therapies and counseling derived from Biblical principles. These types of drug rehab centers offer long and shorter term inpatient programs as well as outpatient rehabs. Participants attend services, study groups, classes and counseling, typically done on or near the grounds./

It’s Time to Cleanse

The time change signaled an hour jump forward in time. Days are becoming longer and lighter as we move into the season of fertility, growth and renewal. It is the perfect time to harmonize our inner rhythms with those of nature. Spring is the perfect season to cleanse our inner and outer worlds. As the season of winter hibernation comes to a close, we can utilize this transitional time to revitalize ourselves for the potential we create for ourselves throughout the rest of this year. An Ayurvedic cleanse can be the perfect remedy to get over any winter blues and stagnation.

A starting point could be to clean your home of all the accumulated dust bunnies and cobwebs. Simplify life by clearing out clutter and donating all those things we no longer need or use to your local charities. Lower your heat and let the fire warm you from within by drinking lots of ginger tea. Fast one day per week or begin to eat lighter meals, incorporating more fresh foods into your diet. This will prepare you for the next step.

Springtime, is an excellent time to cleanse our inner body as well as our external environment. By eating less food and making our food choices more consciously we can start a process of detoxification. There are many suggestions on how to do this online and in books. There are Ayurvedic cleanses which can be tailored to your personal needs. My friend and teacher, taught me how to do one last spring and it lightened up not only my body but also my spirit. Here is an example of what we did. Remember Ayurveda is specific to YOU so what worked for me may not work for you!

My friend is an Ayurvedic practitioner and guided me through this process. Purge yourself of all supplements, vitamins and other dietary additives. Lucky for me, I wasn't on any so I didn't have to do this. Ideally you would ease into a cleanse as stated above. On the first and second day of my cleanse, first thing in the morning, I drank 2 teaspoons of ghee with warm water. Every two days, I added 2 more teaspoons to this capping out at 8 teaspoons. I drank hot water after this drink. About a half hour later, I drank green drinks throughout the day, detoxing with ginger mint tea. On day two after my warm water ghee drink, I ate congee, a concoction of millet, rice and quinoa. For lunch and dinner I ate kitchari, drinking plenty of purified water throughout the day.

I continued this way for the next few days and then on days six and seven, I ate a mono diet of congee. Some people I was cleansing with chose kitchari. A group of us from my yoga community all did this together which is great support and we could bounce our feelings off each other. Again, what works for some people didn't work for others. On day seven, we were instructed to take a hot bath and rest with a hot water bottle on our bellies. Drinking one and a half cups of prune juice to flush the system before administering an enema about four hours later. You can also chose to have a colonic.

In the mornings, I scraped my tongue to get rid the the excess toxins called ama. I also oiled body daily with my dosha specific oil and massaged it in known as abhiyanga. I meditated for 20 minutes while it soaked into my skin. Then I rinsed with a hot shower. There are various Ayurvedic mixtures I would use throughout the week to cleanse and rejuvenate my skin. During the week of the cleanse, I kept my schedule light, did yoga and went for walks in nature.

I tried to really observe what was happening to me and how I was feeling during the week of my cleanse. I noticed that ordinarily, I didn't take much time to care for myself. This became a time for me to nurture and love myself more fully. It was an amazing way to cleanse and care of my physical body and mind and my spirit felt completely nourished as I moved deeper into spring feeling, healthier, lighter and more awake! It is a great way to jump start your spiritual practice or deepen your spiritual growth!

Investing in Treatment at a Drug Rehab Center

Once you have made a decision to enter in a drug rehab program, you should think about the way you are going to finance the expenses. Similarly, you ought to stay in a drug rehab center for a long period of time to complete the process of recovery. Then again, there are many borders on the cover you can get from the insurance company. This can be always bad news for the addict as well as the family members. The common price of treatment is greater than one thousand dollars for one session. Most insurers will simply pay 1/2 the expenses - around $100 to $200 weekly. So, it's critical you know with regards to the charges at a Drug Rehab center.

Rules of Insurance policy coverage of Charges at Drug Rehab Centers

Private medical insurance is a must for the treatment of substance abuse in more than forty four states in the usa. Some insurance agencies pays only for the cleanse or for medical treatments where close administering is necessary. If you suffer from from mental illness in conjunction with substance abuse, you may expect more coverage for inpatient stays and individual therapies in drug rehab centers. Moreover, the non-public rules in connection with coverage keeps developing making it less accessible for many junkies. Nevertheless, there are numerous places where one can receive assistance for paying for the expenses. You can make utilization of the federal programs including entitlements, block grants, and categorical grants.

A few addicts have got insurance, but they are not ready to use it. The actual social preconception helps prevent all of them through acquiring the help of their employers or government departments. When you have such issue, it is possible to get in touch with Confronts and Sounds associated with Healing, and they're going to communicate for you.

Go with a Drug Rehab Center That is Covered

The insurance providers normally want to see final results. They want to keep an eye on your development. If this is the way it is, you may select a program that uses data based treatment techniques. You can also opt for drug rehab centers that make a record of your healing and progression. Be sure your rehab center adheres to the criteria for the treatments for drug addiction.

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Remedies at Drug Rehab Centers When There is No Insurance Coverage

If you do not have coverage, there are many organizations which supports you from the charges. First, investigate whether you be entitled to Medicaid. If not, contact your state agencies that provide rehab services for drug addiction. You may also make contact with charity organizations similar to Salvation Army and Catholic Charities which will help you to get treatment without paying a penny. You may receive uncompensated care funded by the federal at chosen drug rehab centers across the nation.

Help with Drugs When You Get out of Drug Rehab Center

Even if you full the therapy on the drugs and alcohol detox center, you may want to continue your medicines for some months. On one side, the medications are necessary, while on the other hand they're very costly. If you do not possess prescription insurance coverage, you may get financial help coming from prescription businesses. You will get your own drugs in a low cost from them.

Drug Rehab Center Insurance Policies and More Articles are available at Drug Abuse Hotline.


Barrel Saunas And Wooden Hot Tubs For Private Treatment And Detox at Home

Hot or warm water treatment can be a simple treatment that can be conducted at home by anyone and capable to promote health for the body and mind. The hot and warm water therapy is one of the ancient traditions that are very common in various cultures. The whirlpool is one of the common hot water procedures that can be conducted without any use of pump or electricity. The use of timber or wood tub is very common in the ancient culture. The high quality craftsmanship and the right choice of the wood can create high quality tub that is reliable, strong and delivers natural sense.

Wooden hot tub is usually using wood stove that is installed to the barrel to deliver the heated water to the tub. The simple maintenance of this hot tub that only require regular water change and cleaning the ash on the burner. The use of wood stove can provide better effects than the use of electric heater due to its environment friendly for less energy consumption and free from pollution. The setup of water level can be adjusted simply by using the stove's pipe level.

Sauna is a term to mention a room designed to have thermal procedure; the heat can be a wet or dry. There are public baths where people will share the heating room together. It is practically about a relaxation session that is designed to promote sweating during the session. There are two kinds of basic sauna treatment; the first one uses warm or heated air and the second is using warm object or usually mentioned as infrared sauna. The use of warm object like active carbon or charcoal for the heating solution is common for the infrared sauna.

Barrel Sauna can be a simple solution for private wellness that can be conducted at home; this room is designed with barrel like shape and made of spruce planks. The 42 mm thick plank with tar oil protection layer and flexible roof can provide heat insulation to the room. The included chimney, bench and stove on the sauna room package made the sauna room is ready to use after finishing the installation. It can be a simple private sauna treatment solution at home where anyone can have the sauna treatment any time.

Detoxing Tips to Stay Healthy And Beautiful For Lent at La Spa Therapie, Malahide

For many of us who've given up something we love for Lent, our end goal is not only to feel empowered that we've achieved something remarkable, but also to look great and feel physically ready to face Spring (and get ready for swimsuit season!)

While Lent can be tough, if you hope to emerge at the end of Lent butterfly-from-wilting-coccoon-like as a happier, healthier and more beautiful creature, La Spa is here to help*. We've some tips below on ways to get through Lent and a range of treatments that can help you get in great shape come Spring. (*Sorry, willpower not provided).

Tip One

All the Small Things. As with any health and beauty goal, start with small, achievable steps. If increased fitness is your aim, start with a daily brisk walk, not an attempted marathon. With each week increase your physical threshold so that by the end of your 40 days you'll probably be ready for that marathon.

Tip Two

The Old Switcheroo. Giving up yummy treats for a whole 40 days? Good luck with that! Why not try replacing those cravings with something equally yummy but not as calorific? Swap sweets for protein and fibre rich snacks like unsalted nuts or vegetable sticks with spicy dips, olives or other luxury treats.

Tip Three

The Carrot not the Stick. This is all about reward instead of punishment. If you feel your willpower slipping, instead of feeling guilty about delving into that bottle of wine or big bowl of icecream (hey, nobody's perfect!), reward yourself when you do resist temptation by treating yourself to non-guilty pleasures like an extra long lie-in on Sunday, a night out at the cinema, or a spot of retail therapy.

Tip Four

A Little Extra Help. If the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and you're in need of a little extra detox help this Lent, check out the following range of treatments available atLa Spa Therapie.

To all our La Spa friends, best of luck with your goals for Lent! Remember we're here to help you look and feel great so get in touch and make an appointment for one of our body and beauty boosting treatments today.

Ionic Cleanse The New Way to Cleanse the Body and Detoxify

Many people are trying to find the best cleansing and detoxification method in the market today - and with good reasons. With the kind of lifestyle we lead nowadays, it is no wonder that toxins and impurities build up inside our bodies causing more harm and damage than we can ever think of. Pollutants and toxic substances are found floating everywhere and there is just no way can we avoid them. Processed foods, stress, and pollution - all of these can add up in the long run and cause toxicity in our bodies. You can take drastic lifestyle changes if you want to but some people find that too complex and complicated. This is why the best thing for you to do is to ionic cleanse.

Difference of Old Detoxification Methods to Ion Cleansing

Before, there are only two ways on how you can start cleansing and detoxifying your body. It can either be through invasive procedures such as chelating and dialysis or through some bizarre diet that only allows you to eat certain fibrous fruits and vegetables for a certain amount of time. Both of these ways are not only hard to maintain but can be inconvenient as well. Invasive detoxification procedures can be costly as well and definitely painful. Bizarre diet is inconvenient because after some time, you start craving certain foods. But today, there is already the ionic cleanse option for people who are interested. It is neither painful nor inconvenient and definitely not costly. The good thing about this method is that you just have to own the apparatus if you want to do it at home on your own and just sit and relax. It will do the cleansing for you painless and definitely comfortable.

Cleansing and Detoxification at your Own Home

The great thing about this new method of cleansing and detoxification is that you can do it at home anytime you want. You just have to spend money one time and you can use the apparatus for as long as you can. You don't have to go to an expensive spa every once in a while just to get your dose of cleansing and detoxification because you can do everything at home. The foot bath lasts only for 35 minutes so you can go about your household chores and run other errands immediately after. It is a very quick cleansing method that gives you full relaxation for 35 minutes and gets you back to what you need to do after. It is best used with Himalayan salts and warm water to get the full detoxification results. You can use this three to four times a week or even everyday if you want to and you will start feeling purified and uplifted after each use. But you have to keep in mind that results vary from person to person due to different ailments and needs.

The ionic cleanse method is a great idea for people who want to start cleansing their body but barely have the time and money to spend in an expensive spa. All you need is the apparatus and you can start living a cleaner and happier life soon.