Bacterial vaginosis is classified as a popular kind of vaginal infection, which takes place mainly as a result of the imbalance between “good” bacterial and “bad” bacterial numbers. There is an extensive diversity of phenomena which are said to be bacterial vaginosis symptoms, however, the most common are listed as terrible vaginal smell, itchiness, painful feeling during urination. In addition to the above mentioned cause, some other factors which can lead to bacterial vaginosis are bad lifestyle habits, excessive smoking, getting on with new sex partner, etc.
It is a common belief that bacterial vaginosis will disappear quickly, nevertheless, it’s highly suggested that you should remove this problem right from its beginning. Let’s read on to learn some popular home treatments for bacterial vaginosis which depend on only natural and simple ingredients available in your kitchen.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is said to be one of the best home remedies for bacterial vaginosis. Packing with a powerful house of acidic nature, apple cider vinegar may be responsible for increasing vaginal acidity, making it a good solution to rebalance pH level inside your body system.
- Make use of apple cider vinegar as bath water by mixing 5 spoons of this liquid with warm water
- Let yourself soak into this mixture
- Leave it on 20-30 minutes
- Have your vaginal area dry naturally
- Repeat this process 1-2 times daily
In addition to the function as a cooking ingredient, garlic can turn into a good way to say goodbye to bacterial vaginosis. With an abundant source of antifungal qualities, garlic may effectively control the activities of bad bacterial, making healing process faster.
- Have 4-5 fresh garlic cloves
- Smash them carefully before inserting them into the affected area
- Wait for 20-30 minutes
- Wash off with warm water
- Do like this 2-3 times daily
Fenugreek lovers may be happy when hearing this piece of news as they may include more fenugreek into their daily diet. Not only can fenugreek consumption assist in improving pH level in your body system, it may also serve as an immunity booster.
- Let a cup of fenugreek soaked into water
- Leave it on overnight
- Have yourself consume the solution in the next morning with your empty stomach
- Follow this habit during a month to improve your condition
More than a favorite drink, milk can also turn into a good remedy for bacterial vaginosis. Facts have shown that milk is a big house to lactobacilli bacteria, thus, it can naturally help to cure bacterial vaginosis without leading to any side effects. Additionally, milk is also well known for its capacity in strengthening immune system.
- Mix 2 spoons of turmeric powder with a glass of warm milk
- Let yourself consume this mixture 2 times a day
- Indian Lilac
One of the most popular applications of Indian lilac consumption is in people who are suffering from bacterial vaginosis. Scientifically called margosa, Indian lilac can provide instant relief from itchiness and inflammation coming from bacterial vaginosis. This excellent effect is attributed to a perfect combination of antibacterial and antifungal properties in Indian lilac.
- Gently heat some margosa leaves in a small pan
- Wait for them to cool down before grinding them into powder
- Get 2 spoons of margosa powder with a little water to have perfect paste
- Insert the paste into your affected area for 30 minutes
- Rinse off with lukewarm water
- Do like this 2-3 times a day
Author’s bio: This article is written by Rose Emma – Senior Editor of Authority Remedies. She works as a health care expert in the field of Nutrition and Health for over 2 years after trained in Food and Nutrition Dietetics at Bluffton University. With all the experience she accumulates since college, she provides people with useful information about nutrition as well as helps them with their common health problems.
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While the direct effects of herbs and spices against cancer are yet to be determined, their indirect effects are more visible. One of the many side-effects of fighting cancer is suffering from loss of taste of any food that’s consumed. This is why adding certain herbs to foods triggers taste buds and offers new taste sensations that help alleviate some of the trouble when consuming food. Fighting cancer is hard and frustrating, but the least we can do is ease the struggle by making the everyday meal tastier and feel better for it.
So, what herbs and spices can we use to help heighten the taste senses if someone is fighting cancer? Believe it or not, yes. Studies are still being performed, and some of them appear to be quite promising. Check out these herbs and their effects might actually take you by surprise.
A very popular addition to food, albeit one has to be aware that the odor it produces can be uncomfortable to some people even though it does reduce blood pressure and strengthens our immune system. Garlic’s odor and taste is produced by a high level of sulfur and allicin, a compound that’s released whenever the bulb is chopped or crushed. In regular use it reduces risk of stomach and breast cancer and it does that through specific mechanisms that promote detoxification and DNA repair of dead cells.
Best of the both worlds when it comes to water-mint and spearmint, peppermint is an old and accepted form of preventing and remedying illnesses including indigestion, cramps and yes, even cancer. Cancer means treatments and medicine, and this can upset the stomach since someone can only take that much therapies and pills until they have digestive problems. Boiling peppermint leaves in abundance in hot water until they are properly combined can do wonders for someone experiencing cancer-induced stomach issues.
Peppers will help out those who had to go through cancer surgery; it’s an amazing pain relief in the form of capsaicin cream or pills and it should only be prescribed by a doctor in charge of the patient. Raw chilipepper may, like, peppermint, help with indigestion but should be used carefully; it’s hot, so only a small amount should be consumed to remedy the treatment and/or surgery.
Chamomile will help out during chemo therapy as it can cause unpleasant mouth sores which can be painful. Simply letting the tea cool off and rinsing a couple times a day will go a long way in making sure radiation therapy is at least more bearable. It has the same digestive benefits like peppers and peppermint; it helps indigestion and softens the muscle contractions of intestines.
Helpful in both prevention and slowing of the decease, green tea is rich in antioxidants and drinking it on a daily basis if there’s even a suspicion of cancer will go a long way in slowing it down or even stopping it in its tracks, just make sure not to overdo it because it can cause nausea if consumed too much.
As you can see, there are herbs and spices that we can procure in every-day life that can have beneficial effects for our loved ones suffering from one form of cancer to another. As with all deceases, it’s important to stay positive and think about the bright side, there’s always one thing or the other that makes the whole thing easier, and by using one or more of the herbs listed above, you might just turn the tide of your close ones to their favor.
Red clover is a source of nutrients such as magnesium, niacin, chromium, potassium and vitamin C and others that strengthen the immune system. When it comes to preventing endometrial and prostate cancer, red clover is known to have positive effects of estrogen chemicals it contains. We say “prevention” and we mean it; Red Clover tablets are effective in prevention of many forms of cancer, but not once cancer is in place, since it has adverse effects and may cause harm due to conflicting with regenerating cells and should not be taken as a remedy.
Health insurance or medical insurance is a contract between you (client/customer) and an insurance company that provide health insurance service to its clients. The client may be your employer, who buys health insurance for its employees, as mandated by Governments of various countries. Sometimes Govt. also provides health insurance cover to its citizens. In many countries having health insurance is compulsory for every citizen. Even if health insurance is not compulsory in your country, it is advisable to have health insurance. We all should have health insurance and protect our health.
This is one of the most important aspects to consider. The premium of health insurance you buy should be within your limit and affordable to you. One cannot buy a health insurance policy that is beyond financial limit. Select a health insurance that cover most of you healthcare needs and is affordable for you.
Exclusions are the medical conditions that are not covered under a health insurance policy. For example, in most of the cases, pregnancy is not covered under health insurance. There may also be many other medical conditions that may not be covered in a health insurance policy. If you have a medical condition that is not covered under a health insurance policy, there is no use buying such as health insurance plan. If you suffer from any medical condition that is included in exclusions, you have to pay from your pocket for treatment of such conditions, even if you have health insurance.
Common exclusions include ageing, puberty, menopause, pregnancy and delivery, contraception, change of male to female or female to male, plastic surgery procedures, dental treatments, dyslexia, various chronic medical conditions, HIV/AIDS etc. The list is much longer and various health insurance policies have different exclusions. Look for exclusions carefully, before buying health insurance.
Copayments is the amount of money the insurer has to pay from his/her pocket, before availing a service through a health insurance plan. For example, you may have to pay £20 for doctor’s visit. Make sure to find out about co-payments before buying a health insurance plan.
Network of service:
Make sure that your nearest hospital/clinic or your favorite hospital or doctor is on the network of the insurance company before you buy a health insurance plan. There is no use, if your nearest medical facility is not in the network of you insurance provider, as you can not avail the service. If you avail the service, you have to pay from your pocket, despite having health insurance.
If you are a resident of United Kingdom, you have several insurance companies that provide health insurance such as AXA, Aviva UK, Bupa, Prudential Health and many more. In the United States the list of insurance companies providing health insurance is much longer and include Allied Insurance, Berkshire Hathaway, CAN financial, Erie Insurance group, FM global etc. to name a few. The full list is much longer.
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When you’re thinking about laser eye surgery, it’s important to know the truth rather than relying on the myths, radio ads, and hype about these procedures. There are all kinds of procedures available, all of which aim to restore clear, unaided vision.
Here are ten important factors you should consider when thinking about Ultralase eye laser surgery, no matter what stage of the decision you’re currently working through.
1. Decide why you’re doing it.
If you’re simply getting laser eye surgery to get rid of your glasses, tell your eye doctor and clinic this. You may well end up still needing to wear glasses. You can’t get a guarantee that you’re going to be glasses-free, though you may have a better prescription than before.
2. Look for a great surgeon.
An experienced ophthalmologist who is certified and has a low complication rate is the best bet. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about their complication rate, experience, after-surgery care levels and clinic procedures, in case you have an emergency while they’re away. Read more…
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Constipation is persistent, difficult, infrequent, or seemingly incomplete defecation. It is very difficult to define constipation precisely due to the wide range of normal bowel habits. For treatment of constipation, the cause of constipation should be identified. Treatment of constipation is based on the cause of it.
Patients with slow-transit constipation are treated with laxatives. The examples of laxatives are bulk, osmotic, prokinetic, secretory, and stimulant laxatives including fiber, psyllium, milk of magnesia, lactulose, polyethylene glycol (colonic lavage solution), lubiprostone, and bisacodyl. There is also newer treatment modality aiming at enhancing motility and secretion and may have application in special circumstances such as constipation-predominant IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) in females or in severe constipation.
If a 3 to 6 months trial of medical therapy fails with above treatment regimes and patients continues to have documented slow-transit constipation which is not associated with obstructed defecation, the patients should be considered for laparoscopic colectomy (resection or part of colon) with ileorectostomy (joining of ileum and rectum surgically). But these operations should not be done if there is continued evidence of an evacuation disorder or a generalized GI dysmotility. Referral to a specialized center for further tests of colonic motor function should be done in these cases.
The presence of megacolon and megarectum is indication for surgical intervention in constipation. But there may be unacceptable complications after surgery like small-bowel obstruction and fecal soiling, particularly at night during the first postoperative year. Frequency of defecation is 3–8 per day during the first year and 1–3 per day from the second postoperative year onwards.
Patients with severe slow-transit constipation require aggressive medical or surgical treatment. However, approximately only 60% of patients with severe constipation are found to have such a physiologic disorder (colonic transit delay and evacuation disorder). Patients with spinal cord injuries or other neurological disorders require a bowel regime that includes rectal stimulation, enema therapy, and carefully timed laxative therapy.
Patients with evacuation and transit/motility disorder should pursue pelvic floor retraining (biofeedback and muscle relaxation), psychological counseling, and dietary modification first, and than colectomy and ileorectosomy (if colonic transit studies do not normalize and symptoms are intractable despite biofeedback and optimum medical therapy). If patient only has pelvic floor dysfunction, biofeedback training has a 70–80% success rate which is measured by regaining of comfortable stool habits.
Indian tick typhus is usually wrongly diagnosed as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) due to its similarity with RMSF. In 1925 Megaw identified it as distinct entity. Before that it used to be diagnosed as RMSF.
The causative agent is Rickettsia conorii, which is a member of spotted fever group of rickettsiae. The tick is the reservoir of infection. Transmission of tick to tick is through transplacental mode. Incubation period is 3-7 days.
The mode of transmission: Man is only accidental host. Man acquires infection by tick bite. Contamination of skin by crashed tick can also be a mode of transmission. The transmission cycle is as follows:
Tick —–Tick ——- Tick —–Tick
Signs and symptoms: The patient generally gives history of tick bite and if examined carefully a lesion or eschar is seen at the site of the bite. After 3-7 days (incubation period) there is acute onset of fever (which may be for 2 to 3 weeks), headache and malaise. On the third day a maculopapular rash may appear. But unlike rashes of other rickettsial diseases the rash appear in the extremities like wrists and ankles first and them spreads it to the rest of the body.
Treatment: Broad spectrum antibiotics like tetracycline, doxycycline and chloramphenicol are the drug of choice for the treatment of Indian tick typhus.