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Normal breathing requires no conscious effort to expand the chest and the respiratory movements are automatic in sleep as during waking hours. In dyspnoea the effort is noisy, requires force, and the muscles other than those ordinarily used for respiration are called into action. The trouble may be due to a foreign body in the air passages, their compression, disease of the respiratory organs, heart or kidneys, some general disease, such as asthma, diabetic coma, etc., or narcotic poisoning.

In children the obstruction in the nose is due to the introduction of coins, pebbles, seeds, etc. if the object is small it may produce no symptoms, but it sets up septic inflammation, and there is a risk of its being drawn into the lings. If it is close to the nostril and not too large it can be removed with a small scoop or forceps. It is possible to remove it by syringing or douching through the other nostril. The child is made to sit in a chair and asked to breathe through the mouth, the nozzle of the syringe or the irrigator is introduced into the opposite nostril and a solution of common salt (one teaspoonful to a print of water) allowed running with moderate force.

The stream travels to the back of the nasal cavity and is directed from behind. If the foreign body is lodged in the throat or the larynx it may be possible to remove it with a pair of forceps or scoop it out with the forefinger. Care should be taken not to push it down. Holding the child with the head down and stroking the chest or the back may dislodge the body if it is smooth or round. Chronic nasal obstruction is children are due to adenoids. In old persons the obstruction is often due to a badly fitting tooth-plate being displaced and drawn into the larynx while shouting, laughing or coughing; usually it lodges in the larynx and can be easily removed. Small objects might pass down and cause fatal choking or septic pneumonia.

Dyspnoea is a very distressing symptom in heart disease. And in bad cases the patient is unable to breathe in the recumbent position and has to sit up in bed. It occurs in kidney disease when its excretory function begins to fail and uremia sets in, and unless it is soon restored, a fatal termination is certain. In diabetes, when coma supervenes, the breathing becomes deep and labored without any obstruction, the breathing becomes deep and labored without any obstruction, and the breath has a peculiar fruity odor. In hysteria, the patient sometimes complains of difficulty of breathing and a choking feeling as if a ball were rising in the throat. This subsides without any trouble if the patient is left alone.

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  • Skin Nutrition Supplements

    Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs.

    To have a good skin is important to focus not only on creams and lotions you put on your skin but what you put into your body as well. Health experts say that vitamins and minerals in all forms play an integral role in a healthy complexion, whether the source is food, supplements, or even a jar of cream.

    Brazilians are known for the natural beauty. But of course they must have some secrets, and most of it comes from the dairy food.

    Do not miss these healthy tips.

    With these easy and basic recipes you can keep your body and skin healthy.

    10 natural ways to keep your Skin healthy in Brazilian style

    1. Brazil Nuts: Filled with the mineral Selenium, Brazil nuts improve skin elasticity and battle infections. They also contain zinc which helps ease inflammation, promote skin cell growth, maintain collagen and alleviate symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

    2. Berries( blueberries, raspberries, strawberries…) All help the body manufacture collagen which makes the skin supple and smooth. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and are excellent sources of Vitamin C & E, riboflavin and fiber.

    3. Carrots: High in beta-carotene( vitamin A) and vitamin C, carrots are powerful antioxidant that mop up free radicals, such as those produced by overexposure to the sun. In fact, carrots have an SPF factor of 2-4 providing some additional natural sun protection for people of light color skin.

    4. Green Tea: it has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces damage from UV rays.

    5. Oily Fish: Salmon, Sardines, fresh tuna contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Decrease the occurrence of clogged pores. Reduce skin dryness. Prevent harmful substances from entering the cells, keep water in and cell hydrated.

    6. Avocado: Sure they are high in fat. But it’s a healthy monounsaturated fat that keeps skin plump, moist and youth looking. It is also loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids that help improve the quality of your skin.

    7. Sunflower Seeds: The antioxidant power of vitamin E, it slows down aging. Some believe sunflower seeds reduce the appearance of blackheads and acne, and alleviate psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

    8. Dairy Products: Vitamin A is freshly delivered through dairy products, which is important in the development of the new skin cells.

    9. Dark Chocolate: Surprisingly enough, the oh-so-sinful dark chocolates do have a high antioxidant content which helps improve the flow of blood to the skin.

    10. Pomegranates: Anthocyanins in pomegranate juice strengthen the walls of tiny blood vessels that supply nutrients to the skin. Drinking pomegranate juice can help stop the formation of spider veins.

    Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Juliana_Falco

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  • Many people suffer from acne at one time or another, many during their adolescent years or even as adults. Whenever acne shows up, it’s no fun. Cystic Acne is among the most severe forms of this skin condition, characterized by the large red cysts that appear on the skin. To find the best cystic acne treatment it is important to understand what causes the outbreaks and how diet, living conditions and your gender and age figure in to the picture.

    Some of the factors that lead to this skin condition are stress, overactive skin oil glands, fluctuations in hormones, the accumulation of dead skin cells and diet. Given the many different factors that can lead to acne, the cystic acne treatment that is most effective will be one that addresses each of these conditions as they apply to you, if not all of them.

    Acne develops as a result of the skin pores becoming clogged with dead skin cells, oils or other materials. Bacteria build up and the body’s immune response causes inflammation with redness, swelling and pain. Cystic pustules are characterized by red, large (5 mm diameter) lumps that are often painful and unsightly.

    Cystic Acne Treatment

    A common approach to curing this acne is to start with home remedies and work your way up if necessary to medicines or treatments recommended by your doctor or dermatologist.

    Below are several home based cystic acne treatment options that you can try…

    Apple Cider Vinegar

    Drink a Mix of 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 8-10 oz. twice per day.

    After washing face with a neutral pH soap, dab apple cider vinegar on affected areas and allow to dry. Do this once each morning and evening. It is the anti-bacterial properties of apple cider vinegar which, as an cystic acne treatment, have helped many control the outbreaks.

    Turmeric

    The anti-bacterial properties of turmeric have also been known to help reduce the appearance of acne. Try this cystic acne treatment by mixing the following ingredients below and drink before bedtime.

    1 tsp Turmeric

    1/4 tsp Cinnamon

    1 c Hot Water

    1 tsp Honey (to taste)

    2-3 tbsp milk (to taste)

    Tea Tree Oil

    Tea tree oil contains an ingredient called terpinen that has antimicrobial properties. Applying a 5% solution to acne lesions has been a popular cystic acne treatment and has helped many with a reduction of inflamed and non-inflamed acne.

    Treatment Medications

    There are a variety of over-the-counter products you can try for your cystic acne treatment. Their effectiveness will depend on the severity of the acne and how well your body reacts to the medications. Many of these contain Benzoyl Peroxide as the active ingredient. Before starting any over-the-counter cystic acne treatment be sure to read all the information and possible side effects associated with the over-the-counter medications.

    For more severe cases, a dermatologist can prescribe antibiotics or other medications available only through prescription. Often these medications will have side effects that you will want to be aware of before starting them. Be sure to have your doctor or dermatologist explain all known side effects before starting any prescribed medical cystic acne treatment.

    I know how hard it is to get rid of acne and make your skin nice and clear the way it was, but if you want to really clear up your skin you’ll need to learn as many methods as you can to find the ones that work best for you.

    Discover additional cystic acne treatment methods that can clear up your skin. Don’t give up hope, it’s NOT impossible. Learn more ways to clear up your acne by clicking the link.

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    According to the world Health Organization, we need only four percent or 30 grams per day. For every gram of protein we get from meat or eggs, we get double the amount in fat and cholesterol.

    We should not depend on animal protein for our protein requirements. We can get enough protein from a pure vegetarian diet as well; say from green gram, groundnut, potatoes etc.

    Nowadays we see in TV and other advertisements that we need extra protein to maintain good health. But, when we play hard and work hard, we need mainly carbohydrates and not proteins.

    Our body has no mechanism to store excess protein and it cannot get rid of extra protein easily. The kidneys have to work hard to do so, which leads to kidney stones, inflammation and hypertrophy. Further, when we drink more milk or eat more meat and eggs, our body loses more calcium, regardless of how much calcium we take in.

    The result is the inexplicable decrease in bone density and onset of the painful disease called osteoporosis.

    According to a study, it has been revealed that a reduction of protein actually results in an increase of physical and mental activity, a capacity to work for long hours without getting tired and reduced susceptibility to diseases. What we require is complex carbohydrates.

    The more animal protein one eats. The more vital energy will be spent in digesting it, and less energy available to the body for its other functions. i. e. The more animal proteins we take, our body will actually be depleted of calcium and other nutrients.

    Besides, most farm animals and poultry have been bred from genetically engineered stock, to ensure greater yields. Nowadays, elaborate poultry farming techniques are practiced with the help of govt. and non-govt. agencies, where broiler chicks are pumped with artificial and often carcinogenic growth hormones and vaccines. Further, foods are grown from seeds that have their chromosomes reengineered with genes spliced from viruses, bacteria and even animals such as pigs. Potatoes, mustard, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and soya are among the chief crops that are being altered by giant biotechnology firm worldwide like this.

    All extra proteins absorbed by our body add to our weight. When our body cannot easily eliminate them, it starts to degenerate. When too much protein enters the blood stream, it gets converted into nitric, sulphuric and phosphoric acids and the body is then forced to use up large amounts of alkaline mineral to neutralize these acids. The results are deficiency of minerals in bones, hair and nails.

    Uric acid has also been found to cause damage to liver and kidneys. Over consumption of protein has also been linked to cancer of the breast, live and bladder and to a spiraling increase in the incidence of leukemia and Bright’s disease. All animals get their nutrients from plants and we shall go for plant proteins especially from fresh fruits and spouted grams. Even if we have to cook them, make sure you don’t deep fry or cook them for long periods, so as not to destroy the nutrients completely.

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  • What is St John’s Wort?
    Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St John’s wort) are now successfully competing for status as a standard antidepressant therapy. Because of this, great effort has been devoted to identifying the active antidepressant compounds in the extract. From a phytochemical point of view, St John’s wort is one of the best-investigated medicinal plants. Researchers in Europe have studied St John’s Wort for decades. They discovered a combination of elements in the plant, foremost of which is “hypericin”, react with specific chemicals in the brain to temper emotional discomfort, lift depression, and calm the nerves. Working very much like the common synthetic prescription antidepressants (maprotiline hydrochloride and imipramine), natural extracts from St. John’s Wort have shown to relax and soothe the psyche with minimal side effects

    St John’s Wort Benefits
    St. Johns Wort today has been found to be very beneficial in healing wounds and is especially good for dirty, septic wounds. St. Johns Wort has been used in case of putrid leg ulcers, that noting heals. Like the leach that was used not too many years ago for wound cleansing it does not destroy the healthy tissues and healthy cells but it cleans the dirt out of septic wounds. It helps reduce the inflammation in septic sores, in boils, in cellulite and lymhangitis.

    The compound Hypericin was isolated from St. Johns Wort in 1942 and has been used as an anti-depressant for emotionally disturbed people. This tranquilizing quality from small quantities hypericin increase blood flow to stressed tissue. There is a reduced capillary fragility and enhanced uterine tone due to the increased Hypotensive blood flow.

    St John’s Wort Side Effects
    The use of St. Johns Wort has been shown to demonstrate a side effect producing a photosensitivity. Hypericin is absorbed in the intestines and concentrates near the skin. An allergic reaction takes place when those with light fair skin are exposed sunlight. That exposure causes tissue damage and in some cases death has resulted. While taking St. Johns Wort one should avoid strong sunlight whether the skin is dark or light. There is a photosensitizing substance produced under the skin by this exposure to sunlight that causes the skin to burn.

    Benefits
    • relieves mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
    • promotes restful sleep.
    • improves capillary circulation.
    • increases cardiac circulation.
    • eases gastrointestinal distress.
    • relieves discomfort associated with premenstrual syndrome.
    • fights retroviruses.

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  • Asthma, a disease of the human respiratory system, which narrows the airways, commonly in response to a “trigger” such as an exposure to an allergen, exercise, cold air, or emotional stress. This narrowing can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Between asthmatic episodes, most people with the condition feel fine.

    This disease is a chronic inflammatory condition wherin the airways develop an increased responsiveness to certain stimuli, shown by bronchial hyper-responsiveness, increased mucus production, inflammation, and intermittent airway obstruction. Asthma can be anywhere from mild to life threatening, but can generally be controlled with a combination of drugs, inhalers and changes in lifestyle. People have focused on asthma recently because of its rapidly increasing number of patients, affecting up to one in four urban children. Genetic factors can contribute to cases of asthma, but there is no clear pattern of inheritance found. It is a very complex disease which is influenced by many various developmental, genetic, and environmental factors, which work togetherto create the widespread condition.

    Breast-fed babies have proved to be less susceptible to asthma. Current research indicates that the prevalence of asthma in children has been increasing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Surveys, around 9.2% of US children under 18 years old had asthma in 2001, in comparison with just 4% in 1980. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 8% of the population of Switzerland suffer from asthma today, compared to 1.9% in 1983. Asthma is more common in countries outside North America, but is by no means a problem restricted to location. “WHO” estimates that there are between 15.3 and 20.1 million asthmatics in India. In the U.S., urban residents, African Americans and Hispanics are affected moreso than the population as a whole.

    Around the globe, asthma is the cause of approximately 175,000 deaths per year. Asthma and AthleticsAsthma appear to be more common in athletes than in the general population. One particular survey of participants in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games revealed that 16% had asthma, and 10% were on medication for asthma. There seems to be a high number of asthmatics in sports like mountain biking, cycling, and long-distance running, and a somewhat low percentage in weightlifting. It is not clear how much of these cases are results of the effects of training in the sport.

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  • Traditionally, Asthma is researched and known as a condition, which affects the respiratory track of the lungs. Asthma can be categorized into allergic and non-allergic or extrinsic, intrinsic and mixed asthma.

    An extrinsic Asthma (allergic) :It is normally attacked by allergic things such as dust particles, fumes or smokes, animal dander, sugar, chemicals, drugs, environmental and industrial pollutants, food additive and tobacco, etc

    An intrinsic Asthma (Non-Allergic): Generally triggered by adrenal glands’ disorder and emotional disorder such as stress, tension and anxiety.

    It is wholly depends on the stimuli that trigger or target in attacking a person.

    Mixed Asthma
    Mixed asthma is a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic asthma. Mixed asthma patients react to certain allergies but also are triggered by other reasons and things.

    It is a two- steps problem.
    • When a person is affected by asthma, inflammation is felt in the air passages and it becomes red and swollen.
    • When the air passages get inflamed, the patient becomes extra-sensitive to different things, which may aggravate asthma.

    Symptoms:

    It is a respiratory disease caused from allergies; it can be identified or its presence can be felt by symptoms like chest constriction, labored breathing and continuous coughing.

    Asthma is a chronic disease, which cannot be cured permanently but can be controlled. One can control his asthma if it is early and properly diagnosed and then patient goes for early treatment. If treatment is not done earlier or a patient becomes careless about his health then there will be frequent and severe attack of asthma, which may lead to fatal consequences.

    Treatment:

    We know that asthma cannot be cured permanently but we can control it to great extend if we opt natural treatment and take some precautions. Heavy doses of medicines of different chemical compositions may aggravate asthma instead of controlling it. So it is better to start treatment using natural products.

    Natural treatment is safe and result oriented; it can control asthma to great extend without any side effects. The health condition of the lungs, immune system, nervous system and adrenal system are the vital areas for the treatment of asthma through natural products.

    Asthma treatment using natural product

    Natural treatment starts by avoiding things, which trigger asthma such as aerosol, sugar, food additives, fats food, salt, fast food, junk food, ice cream and chemically preservative food.

    The patient must add more juicy fruits, green vegetables, fiber vegetables and raw nuts in his diet.

    Patent must avoid such conditions and situations, which cause emotional disturbances or negative emotions such as depression, restlessness, anger, anxiety, destructiveness, self-condemnation and self -pity.

    In natural treatment of asthma diet, emotional and physical aspects to be taken care.

    Herbal products must be taken that help in removing excessive mucous and clear respiratory track.

    Herbal asthmatic formula contains 13 types of herbs, which reduces excessive mucus, chest constriction; clear respiratory track and helps in comfortable breathing.

    Herbs contain antitussive and antispasmodic qualities, which helps in toning lungs and helps in relieving congestion.

    There are herbs included for the treatment of asthma that having demulcent and expectorant qualities to tone up bronchial tubes that help in expelling excessive mucus and phlegm.

    Some herbs have multi qualities, which act on the body suitably and positively to tone and shape up lungs, clear air passage, control and calm down coughing and control labor breathing.

    Herbs like elecampane, garlic, mustard, ginger, skullcap and valerian easily available naturally and these herbs are highly recommended for the treatment of asthma.

    There are herbal chocolate and tea, which can be used for the treatment to control asthma. There are tonic, based on herbs to strengthen the immune system and respiratory system. Food powders are made of herbs and fruits to fight asthmatic attacks.

    There are ointments made by herbs to rub the chest during the breathing problems or chest constriction.

    There are also ayurvedic and homeopathic treatment to control asthma, which is found to be very effective and substantial.

    Asthma should be treated opting natural products and herbs because it is safety, cheaper and free from any side effect. These applications will certainly control your asthma and same time you can enjoy life normally and naturally.

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  • Arthritis generally comes in two forms osteoarthritis and inflammatory-arthritis. For this article we will discuss inflammatory-arthritis and natural herbal alternatives for reducing swelling and pain. The popular option for controlling arthritis pain is taking prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; these drugs have been linked to cardiovascular, kidney and liver disease. If that doesn’t sound appealing, natural alternatives are available for inflammatory arthritis. Herbs like boswellia, ginger, skullcap, turmeric, acacia, hops, holy basil, feverfew, and white willow bark.

    Fortunately supplement manufacturers have learned about the anti-inflammatory properties of these herbs and do make them in various combinations to help relieve swelling and pain.

    The first one on the list is boswellia, has a long history of use as a mild anti-inflammatory herb for joint pain and stiffness, and noted by herbalists of its effectiveness. The primary compound in boswellia known for its anti-inflammatory affect is boswellic acid, when purchasing boswellia always look for products standardized to boswellic acid. Ginger root has been known for its anti-inflammatory affects as well, ginger inhibits the production of the immune-system components called cytokines which cause inflammation in the body. Ginger is also known as a COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor in suppressing prostaglandin synthesis which would reduce inflammation in the body.

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