Sunday, March 3, 2013

Protect Your Bones from Osteoporosis

by Roberto Sedycias

Osteoporosis, or the thinning of bones, is one of the most common of all bone diseases and one out of ever five women have it. It is a major concern for women.
About half of all women of the age of fifty will experience a severe bone breakage due to osteoporosis, the fragile condition of their thin bones will cause them to have a fall and break their hip or wrist or even spine bones. Whenever the body can’t make a new bone or when too much old bone is taken by the body, then osteoporosis is the awful result. Usually when you infuse your body with calcium and phosphate you are giving your body a fighting chance to produce those necessary bones but when your body does not have enough of either, you will suffer and new bones won’t be made and weak brittle ones will be left in their place.

Thus, it will be no surprise when a slight fall or trip lands you to the hospital with a fractured hip. Or, sometimes the bones get so brittle that you will have them break even when no fall or injury occurs! This occurs over a span of many years, but what you do now affects the results that will happen in forty years and the fate that you will enjoy as an old woman. Usually when estrogen drops during menopause, that is the prime time for it to set in and when testosterone drops for men, the same can be said. Men have till age 70 till they are at high risk, but women are already at risk by age 50.

Sometimes when an elderly woman is confined to the bed, she will develop it faster or if she has arthritis, she is a candidate. Also if a woman has no periods for a long while, she might be at greater risk. Other factors include alcohol consumption and a family history of it, as well as hormone treatments for various cancers. A low body weight and too little calcium in the overall dietary intake will contribute as well as if you are a smoker. When you first get it, there are no symptoms at all to show or let you know that you have it, however by the later stages of it, it will show itself in a number of ways.

Such as feeling a pain in your bones, a tenderness when you move or are touched, that will tell you you might have it. Also if you experience fractures when barely anything happened, that is also a sign of weak malnourished bones. Also if you begin to shrink and lose about six inches and grow short and small, and experience back pain because your spine bones are fractured or neck pain from the same account, that is also the result of the later stages of the condition.

Usually a doctor will do some bone mineral density testing to determine if you have the condition or some spine CT that can do the same thing. Sometimes you might need a hip x-ray or some other measure. The treatment usually aims to control the pain that is caused by having this as well as stop or slow down the amount of bone loss. Also, medicine will be given to strengthen the bones and life changes will be made to minimize the chance of falling down.

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Roberto Sedycias works as an IT consultant for http://www.polomercantil.com.br

Know What Is Sinus Infection?

by Horihor Horon

Most of the people keep on wondering what is sinus infection or about other viral diseases? It is important for you to know about these diseases as this will help you to be aware of the environment around you and you can be healthy all the time.
There are several diseases that attack the human body and the bodies of the human beings get full of pain all over the body. The diseases are caused due to the improper immune system in the body. It happens due to the improper amount of nutrients in the body.

Sinus infection is very common among many people, who suffer from this disease. Sinuses are the hollow cavities near the bones that are part of the skull. These are present in the nose part of the body. When these sinuses swell, then Sinusitis disease is caused in the human bodies. The sinuses are blocked due to some allergic or reaction due to misbalance of the immune system. The blockage traps air inside the sinuses along with the other secretions. There are pressures caused due to the secretion on the walls of the sinus walls. It is due to this pressure that a person feels pain and discomfort in the sinus area. This infection is very common, from which several people are suffering every day. This infection can also occur due to the fungal and viral infections.

There are different kinds of sinuses from which people suffer. These sinuses are:
1) Frontal sinuses – These are present in the brow and over the eye areas.
2) Maxillary sinuses – These are present in the cheekbones.
3) Sphenoid sinuses – These are present behind the ethmoids in the upper region of the nose and behind the eyes.
4) Ethmoid sinuses – These are present behind the nose and between the eyes.

Any of these four sinuses can be infected and you can feel pain in these parts. Many people say that have problems of sinus but it is true that most of them do not know what is sinus infection? There are several symptoms of sinuses and these are pain in the head, headaches, ear or neck, swelling of the eyelids, pain between the eyes, loss of smell, pain in the cheeks, teeth, upper jaw and tenderness in the nose area. You can also face these problems like weakness, severe cough, tiredness, fever, runny nose and others. The acute sinusitis may cause infection in the brain or other big complications. There are acute, chronic and recurring attacks of sinuses in the human body. The sinus attacks are due to the viral cold also. The people, who have weak immune system, can even get hay fever due to sinus problems.

Now let me share with with you another commonly attacked disease and that is Pink Eye. Do you know what is pink eye? Conjunctiva is a thin membrane that is a part of the eye. This covers the white part of the eye or the eyeball. When this conjunctiva gets inflamed and becomes red, then it is called pink eye. There are three types of pink eye and these are:
1) Viral pink eye
2) Bacterial pink eye
3) Allergic pink eye

In the Viral pink eye, there is watering of the eyes and discharge in one eye. In the allergic pink eye, both the eyes get affected. Both of these become pink in color with tears in the eyes. The bacterial pink eye has same features as that of the viral pink eye.
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Horihor Horon, author of this article, with his in-depth knowledge in urinary tract infection, can identify urinary tract infection symptoms easily. Visit: http://www.urgentcaremd.net/