Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, its symptoms can be treated with different types of medication. The first important decision facing the patient and their physicians is when to start treatment. When symptoms are extremely problematic, medication may not be necessary, particularly because there are signs that early treatment can increase the likelihood of side effects and other complications later. Treatment usually begins when symptoms interfere with work or handling household chores and other activities, or when it starts to have problems with walking and balance.
The medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease increases levels of dopamine in the brain and mimics the effects of dopamine. The most commonly used medicine for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is levodopa (Doping, Larodopa), a drug that is converted to dopamine in the brain. Levodopa is usually prescribed along with carbidopa (Sinemet) to increase the amount of active drug that reaches the brain, while helping to limit side effects.
Almost all patients with Parkinson’s disease improve after they start taking levodopa. However, prolonged use of levodopa causes any side effects and complications in 75% of patients. Physicians often need to adjust the dose of levodopa and the time intervals between doses for the person to continue taking the drug. Read the rest of this entry »
Your heart and you have been together for a lifetime, but do you know well? Even if you think that the question, is serious. Myths and misconceptions abound as to think that heart problems are more a matter of men when in fact they are the leading cause of death among women. And that is just a sample. I invite you to clear a few myths about the heart and heart disease to armed/or with the right knowledge, you can protect it better.
Many times we get used to ideas absolutely, without thinking whether they are true or not. And those associated with the heart is no exception. Surely, you amaze many of the truths that clear the myths of those discussed below. Check now how much you really know about the tireless engine that drives your blood throughout the body.
1. Heart problems are a matter for the elderly. Do not believe it. Although the risk increases with age, the conditions that add up and eventually cause a heart with age, can arise from childhood. The buildup of plaque in arteries, for example, takes years to develop until there is pain or obstruction in adulthood. Young people growing up on the basis of junk food and sedentary at the computer or TV, have a much greater risk of having heart problems at an earlier age than ever before. Good health habits are a process and should begin early, especially an active lifestyle and a balanced diet and healthy, both basic heart health. Read the rest of this entry »
Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are a medical procedure that involves making the body insensitive to not overreact to certain allergens. They are given small amounts of the substance to cause discomfort by injection to stimulate the immune system gradually. As the weeks and months will increase the amount of allergens in gradually.
It is not yet clear how the allergy shots, but it is estimated that the treatment stimulates an immune response against allergens other, which is more comfortable than traditional allergic response. The vaccines do not provide immediate relief, but may be a good long term solution if they work well. Many people have managed to reverse the symptoms of allergy after completion of treatment (3 to 5 years) with allergy shots.
It may take six months to a year before symptoms begin to disappear. For those who respond to treatment, allergy shots can significantly reduce the intensity and frequency of symptoms. However, in some cases, it may not produce any effect or the results are minimal, even after completing a year of treatment. Read the rest of this entry »
Usually, the symptoms of anaphylaxis occur within seconds or minutes of allergen exposure and vary from mild to severe. These symptoms include:
- rapid pulse, sweating, dizziness, fainting, unconsciousness
- wheezing or chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough
- accompanied by itching rashes, which can be combined to form larger areas of skin swelling
- swelling of lips, tongue or eyes
- nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea
- pale, bluish skin
- swelling of the throat with tightness in throat, lump in the throat, hoarseness or obstructed air flow Read the rest of this entry »
There are two types of hypertension. Over 90% of cases no single cause or known and it is called essential hypertension, primary or idiopathic. Is suffering the vast majority of patients. In a small group, you can identify a cause, sometimes treatable, responsible for the increase in blood pressure, it is secondary hypertension, whose causes are listed in the table below.
Hypertension of renal origin
- Chronic pyelonephritis.
- Acute or chronic glomerulonephritis.
- Polycystic kidney disease.
- Renovascular stenosis.
- Renin-producing tumors.
- Unilateral renal pathology, stunted segmental renal tumor, others …
- Retention of sodium primary: Liddel syndrome or Gordon.
- Nephritis of various etiologies.
- Connective and vasculitis: systemic lupus, scleroderma …
- Diabetic nephropathy. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you have a disability, are elderly or simply can’t use stairs, then you should consider the use of a stairlift. With various advantages, a stairlift can enable many to use their own home when it would otherwise be difficult.
Furthermore, through renting the lift, you can more easily afford this option. Renting a Stannah stairlift is easy and, besides an initial fee that covers various costs such as installation, removal and customer support, all you have to do is pay a monthly rental cost.
This rental cost only goes on as long as you want or need the chair. The initial payment at the beginning includes all other costs. This means that the installation is paid for, as is the eventually removal of the chair.
Likewise, any customer support is included so you don’t need to be afraid of contacting them due to a lack of money, for instance. For anyone on a pension or limited budget, this makes the option of a stairlift much more financially and practically viable.
Whilst the chair doesn’t remove or solve any medical issues, it does effectively work around them, providing a pain and stress free solution to navigating stairs.
Weak knees, for example, are a common occurrence in the later stages of life. Utilising a chair that goes up and down smoothly allows you to sit in comfort. There is no pressure to the knees, removing any pain that would otherwise be caused.
Likewise, if your disabled or otherwise find navigating stairs an issue, a chair makes the process much simpler. The chair is designed to be easy to get in and out of, and comfortable to sit on. To this end, the only physical work required is getting in and out the chair, which is made as easy and effortless as possible.
In conclusion, these are some very important benefits. Whereas, without a stairlift, many people in these situations would consider moving home to somewhere more manageable, stairlift hire is allowing people to maintain their freedom and independence. This simple addition to the home will make a remarkable improvement to anyone’s freedom within their home.
Over 99% of patients survive the process of CDI and a percentage less than 33% of complications related to surgery. Complications of surgery CDI may include:
- excessive bleeding
- perforation of the lung or heart muscle
- stroke or heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- formation of blood pool (hematoma) beneath the skin surface Read the rest of this entry »
Chances are your doctor schedule your first follow up visit a week or two after surgery. On this visit, the doctor will inspect your incision and remove the stitches or staples. He or she will also verify the correct functioning of ICD.
After the first return visit, it is likely to return for follow-up of the CDI every three to six months. If you have problems or complaints, this schedule up should continue for the next three to four years. During follow-up visits your doctor will monitor the battery level of your CDI, programming and electronic records. After three to four years, according to their progress, monitoring can be scheduled less frequently. Read the rest of this entry »