There is a long literary history on the joys and woes of romantic love, and the loss of it. The plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare are full of romantic longing, and the many twists and turns that romance can send us on. When relationships fail, however, the pain is huge, and it can seem never-ending. That’s why so many people feel wounded when a romance ends, and often wonder if another one will ever come along to replace it.
Coping With Loss
When a love relationship ends, it can feel as devastating as a death. Most people are partially defined by the person they are in a relationship with, and so when love ends, a person’s sense of self can seem to end as well. All of this is why many people feel a need to reach out for help if they are faced with the loss of a romantic relationship.
Many therapists specialize in healing people who are coping with the loss of a major relationship. Though therapy can help tremendously, there are other forms of help that can heal in difference ways. Love and relationship psychic readings have been shown to be hugely healing for many people who are coping with losses. Today there are many reputable professional psychics who can offer insight from a realm beyond the three-dimensional, and many people have emotional breakthroughs after working with a psychic.
Today there are many psychic websites dedicated to helping those in need of healing after a devastating breakup. These sites offer easy to read listings of psychics who are available for readings, with note given to the special skills they can offer. Some use tools like Tarot cards to help with their readings, and these types of readings can be very insightful.
No one wants to deal with the loss of love, but it’s important to know there are many resources available, including psychic readings, to help people cope.
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HGH is commonly used drug. It is used for FDA approved conditions as well as (more commonly) used for conditions not approved by FDA. Use of HGH is approved by FDA, but only for few selected medical conditions among children and adults. The use of this drug in children for various medical conditions is different from conditions that are approved for use in adults.
According to this HGH blog, there are large number of HGH products available. However, one should be cautious about selecting and purchasing HGH and should always go for trusted and reputed brand. Always buy the drug from a reputed and trusted site. Find more information about it before buying and using it. It is costly a drug and due to this reason, counterfeit HGH is common in market. This is another important reason to get your HGH from a trusted website (if you buy HGH online) and a trusted brand.
It is general understanding that before using a drug (or any product for consumption), it is important to know about the possible side effects. In fact, it is more important to know about possible side effects than knowing what for it is used. Because, sometimes side effects may be serious. Side effects of HGH include,
- Edema, lead to swelling of various body parts or sometimes the whole body
- A condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome may occur due to use of HGH
- Muscle pain and joint pain
- Nerve pain
- Numbness and tingling sensation in skin
- Increase blood cholesterol level
- Increase risk of developing diabetes
- Growth of cancerous tumors may occur sometimes
However, one should understand that all these are possible side effects and not everybody get these problems. Many people may have no problem at all. Some people may get some of these above mentions side effects and in milder forms. It is uncommon to get serious side effects mentioned above. For the possible side effects, get expert opinion from your doctor, which is best to get.
The problem with a viral infection is the non availability of curative anti viral antibiotics or in other words at present there is no viral infection which can be cured with presently available medicines. Most common viral infections such as common cold or flu are managed symptomatically and fortunately infections like flu subside by itself with time and symptomatic management.
HIV infection is a fatal infection. An HIV infected individual will eventually succumb to the infection, although the duration of survival varies from person to person after contacting HIV infection. There are no antiviral medicines which can destroy or eliminate HIV from an infected individual. Not only HIV, at present there is no antiviral medicine which can effectively eliminate a viral infection, the way antibacterial antibiotics can eliminate bacterial infection. Read more…
Spectrophotometry is quantitative measurement of the reflection and/or transmission properties of a material as a function of wavelength. Spectrophotometry may involve in visible light, ultraviolet light or infrared light. Spectrophotometers can be single beam or double beam. Single beam spectrophotometers measures difference in light intensities between a test sample and a reference. Double mean spectrophotometers can compare/calculate variation in light intensities produced before and after inserting into the device.
Spectrophotometers are useful in medical field, for estimation of carbon concentration in organic matter; detect concentration of pentoses and for various researches etc.
Spectrophotometers in healthcare:
If you plan to set up a diagnostic medical lab it is important to get one spectrophotometer. Spectrophotometers are indispensible for a medical diagnostic lab. Spectrophotometers are useful for determination of solid particles in any liquid or suspension, especially in blood samples. Read more…
The fear of the unknown can prevent people from trying new hobbies, visiting new places – and seeking help when needed. Enrolling in a rehabilitation program can help change your life forever. It can help you forge a life based on sobriety and health, instead of alcohol and substances. However, the fear of the unknown can prevent you from pursuing an extremely rewarding way of life. Learning what you can expect from rehab can help mitigate this fear, since you will have more of an idea what you will be experiencing.
Bear in mind that each rehab facility will offer different treatment programs. Your dependency on drugs or alcohol will be entirely unique, and you will receive a unique treatment plan. However, there is a general format that most rehab facilities will follow, for example drug rehab programs in San Diego, CA.
Immediate Detox and Withdrawal Therapies
An inpatient rehab facility begins by detoxifying your body and providing treatment for withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification is the process in which all toxins and substances are removed from your body. Some facilities may require you to be clean and sober before entering rehab; others will provide assistance with this difficult area. Be sure to investigate their admission standards before enrolling in a rehab program.
Detoxification by itself is not a form of treatment; it will be coupled with behavioral-based therapies and medication. This process coincides with addressing withdrawal symptoms. There are several methods of treating withdrawal symptoms: Read more…
Heavy Metal Poisoning by arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury has been already discussed. Here we will discus about heavy metal poisoning by uncommon poisoning by heavy metals. Uncommon heavy metal poisoning includes poisoning by aluminum, chromium, cobalt, manganese, nickel, selenium, thallium, tin etc. The poisoning due to the above mentioned heavy metals is relatively rare and there is uncertainty regarding their potential toxicities.
It can cause encephalopathy in patients with severe renal disease who are undergoing dialysis. High levels of aluminum are found in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. High levels of aluminum are also found in the drinking water and soil of areas with a high incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. But it cannot be proved that aluminum is the causative factor or contributing factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
It is a corrosive. Workers of chromate and chrome pigment production industries have a greater risk of lung cancer due to chronic exposure to chromium. Hexavalent chromium is mainly responsible.
cobalt chloride was once used as fortifier of beer which led to outbreaks of fatal cardiomyopathy among heavy consumers. Now it is no more used and there are very rare incidences of cobalt poisoning due to it.
Chronic exposure to manganese can cause Parkinsonian syndrome. Parkinsonian syndrome is seen in persons like miners, dry-battery manufacturers, and arc welders. It is seen within 1–2 years of occupational exposure. Gait disorders, postural instability, tremor, expressionless face and psychiatric symptoms can be seen.
Nickel exposure can cause allergic reaction and chronic exposure by inhalation of nickel compounds with low aqueous solubility like nickel subsulfide and nickel oxide in occupational settings can cause is an increased risk of lung cancer.
Overexposure to selenium can cause local irritation of the respiratory system, gastrointestinal irritation and eyes, hepatitis, loss of hair, depigmentation, and peripheral nerve damage.
Thallium can be absorbed through ingestion, inhalation and also through skin. Thallium is used in insecticides, metal alloys, and fireworks. Severe poisoning occurs after a single ingested dose of more than 1g or more than 8 mg/kg. Nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and blood in vomit occur before confusion, psychosis and coma.
Asbestos is absorbed through inhalation. Asbestos was used in building insulation through the late 1970’s. Asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from the cells of the mesothelium.
The principle of treatment is same like other heavy metal poisoning. Chelating agents and symptomatic treatment should be given. Gastric lavage (removing stomach contents) can be done if poisoning is by ingestion. Being metal all are radio opaque and X-ray helps in diagnosis and extent of heavy metal in stomach.
In thallium poisoning Prussian blue prevents absorption and is given orally at 250 mg/kg in divided doses. Thallium poisoning may be less severe when activated charcoal is used to interrupt its enterohepatic circulation (liver and intestinal circulation of poison). Other measures include forced diuresis, treatment with potassium chloride to promote renal excretion of thallium, and peritoneal dialysis.
Sign & Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning: Chronic exposure to metallic mercury vapor produces characteristic intension tremor. It can also produce Mercurial erethism (excitability, insomnia, timidity, memory loss, and delirium known as “mad as a hatter”). Decreased motor speed, visual scanning, and decreased verbal and visual memory, visuomotor (visual & motor) coordination are seen on neurobehavioral tests. Toxicity from elemental or inorganic mercury exposure begins when blood level is more than 3.6 µg/100 ml and urine levels more than 15µg/100 ml.
Organic mercury exposure is measured by mercury levels in blood in acute poisoning and mercury levels in hair in chronic poisoning.
If children are exposed to mercury in any form (organic, inorganic, vaporized or ingested) may develop acrodynia known as “pink disease” that include flushing, itching, swelling, irritability, hypertension, high pulse rate, excessive salivation, perspiration, weakness, morbilliform rashes, desquamation of palms and soles.
Treatment: Acute ingestion of mercury is treated by gastric lavage or by inducing vomiting (with gag reflex which is by touching the pharynx or by hypertonic saline or drugs that cause vomiting). Polythiol resin is given which binds to mercury in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and reduce absorption from GIT. Chelating agent (bind metals into stable cyclic compounds with relatively low toxicity and enhances their excretion) like dimercaprol (British Anti Lewisite or BAL), 24 mg/kg per day IM in divided doses, penicillamine or DMSA (succimer or dimercaptosuccinic acid) should be given. Chelating agents are given as several 5 day courses which are separated by few days of rest days. If renal failure develops, treat with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
Chronic inorganic mercury poisoning is treated with N-acetyl penicillamine.
Mercury is the only metal which is present in liquid form. The toxicity of low level organic mercury exposure is mainly manifested by neurobehavioral performance. Mercury is excreted in urine and feces and has a ½ life in blood of about 60 days. But, deposits in the kidney and brain may remain for many years. Elemental mercury (Hg°) is not absorbed well. But, it can volatilize into highly absorbable vapor. Inorganic mercury is absorbed through the gastro intestinal tract and skin. Organic mercury is well absorbed by ingestion and inhalation and it is a major source of mercury poisoning.
Sources of Mercury poisoning: Metallic, mercuric mercury (Hg°, Hg+, Hg2+) and mercurous mercury exposures occur in some chemical, metal-processing, electrical equipment industries and automotive industries. Mercury is also present in thermometers, dental amalgams and batteries. Mercury can also be spread by waste incineration. Mercury present in environment is converted to organic mercury from inorganic mercury by bacteria. This organic mercury is than taken up by planktons, algae and fungi which are food for sea fishes like tuna, swordfish, and other pelagic fish. These sea foods when consumed by humans in large amount can lead to slow mercury poisoning.
Toxicity: Acute inhalation of mercury vapor can cause pneumonitis and pulmonary edema (water in lungs) which may cause death. It can also cause polyneuropathy and CNS (central nervous system) symptoms. Acute ingestion of inorganic mercury can cause gastroenteritis, nephritic syndrome, acute renal failure, hypertension, and cardiovascular collapse. Death usually occurs at a dose of 10–42 mg/kg. Acute ingestion of organic mercury causes gastroenteritis, arrhythmias (rhythm disturbance of heart beat), and lesions in the basal ganglia and gray matter. Chronic inhalation of mercury vapor causes CNS toxicity (mercurial erethism) lower exposures impair renal function, motor speed, memory, coordination.
High exposure of mercury during pregnancy can cause severe mental retardation due to derangement of fetal neuronal migration. Mild exposures of mercury during pregnancy (from fish like tuna, swordfish, and other pelagic fish consumption) are associated with reduced neurobehavioral performance in offspring.
Dimethylmercury is highly toxic (supertoxic) and is found in research labs. A few drops of exposure via skin absorption or inhaled vapor can cause severe cerebellar degeneration which lead to death.
Clinical manifestations of lead poisoning: Abdominal pain, lethargy, anorexia, irritability, anemia, Fanconi’s syndrome, pyuria (pus in urine), azotemia in children with blood lead level of more than 80µg/100ml. Epiphyseal plate “lead lines” can be seen on X-ray of long bones. Convulsions, coma, and death can occur if blood lead level is more than 120µg/100ml. CDC Atlanta, USA recommends screening of all children at the time of crawling age (about 6 months) source identification and intervention is begun if the BPb (blood lead level) is more than 10 µg/100ml. Neurodevelopmental delays are seen at BPb of 40–80 µg/100ml. Headaches, arthralgias (joint pain), myalgias, depression, impaired short-term memory, loss of libido are common symptoms of lead poisoning. Examination may reveal a “lead line” at the gum-tooth border, pallor, wrist drop.
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is mainly by history, clinical symptoms and blood lead levels. Laboratory tests may reveal a normocytic, normochromic anemia, an elevated blood protoporphyrin level, and motor delays on nerve conduction. In the U.S., regular testing of lead-exposed workers with removal if BPb is more than 40 µg/100ml is mandatory. K-X-ray fluorescence (KXRF) instruments have made it possible to measure bone lead levels which can diagnose a chronic lead poisoning even if it is at subclinical level.
Treatment: Source of the poisoning should be identified and corrected. Chelation is recommended with oral DMSA (succimer). Severe toxic cases should be hospitalized and IV (intravenous) or IM (intramuscular) chelation with edentate calcium disodium (CaEDTA) is administered. Dimercaprol is given to prevent worsening of encephalopathy. Correction of dietary deficiencies of iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc lower lead absorption and also can improve the toxic condition. Vitamin C is a weak and natural chelating agent.
Chelation should be done or not in children with asymptomatic lead poisoning (blood lead level 20-40 µg/100ml) are not clear.