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Diverticulosis Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
This video on diverticulosis was written and narrated by an experienced TV/radio health and wellness reporter, with information drawn from established and well-respected medical resources. But you should always consult a qualified medical professional in matters related to diverticulosis or any other health problem you may be experiencing.
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What Does A Torn Meniscus Feel Like?
Learn more about torn meniscus symptoms by clicking on https://youtu.be/BV6jawESuhA. The answer to the question "What does a torn meniscus feel like" is difficult to answer without knowing just how much damage to the meniscus has been done. This video covers the degrees of damage caused by a torn meniscus in the knee.
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Causes Of Rib Pain - What Is Costochondritis?
See more videos like this by clicking on http://stayhealthyvideos.com. Costochondritis is a condition that can cause sharp rib pain. Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage connecting your ribs to your breastbone (also known as your sternum). The area where the sternum meets a rib is known as the costosternal joint. Costochondritis is the most common cause of chest pain originating in the chest wall. It can be especially frightening because the pain resembles the pain of a heart attack. Causes of costochondritis Not all costochondritis cases have a clear cause. But sometimes it's relatively easy to figure out. The most common cause is injury from a hard blow of some kind. Lifting, pushing, or pulling something that's too heavy is also a possible cause. Fibromyalgia is another possibility. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain and tenderness in various areas of the body. The upper part of the breastbone is one of these. Fibromyalgia causes pain that feels similar to arthritis. Infection can develop in the costosternal joint. An upper respiratory infection that produces sneezing or a cough may also be a cause. Symptoms Pain is generally specific to the areas where the ribs meet the breastbone. Most of the time, the pain is sharp, although some costochondritis sufferers report an aching or gnawing type of pain. For some reason, the pain often happens on the left side of the breastbone. But it can occur on either side. When you have costochondritis, you'll probably feel pain just from breathing. Coughing or sneezing can be especially uncomfortable. As mentioned above, people often think they're having a heart attack when they first experience costochondritis. But angina, or chest pain associated with a heart attack, tends to be more widespread across the chest. Angina also feels as if it's coming from inside your chest. Costochondritis discomfort occurs more toward the outside where the ribs meet the breastbone. Costochondritis pain also remains constant. Angina grows more intense with activity. However, if your chest hurts, you're better being safe and seeking medical attention right away. Let the doctors figure out if your pain is caused by costochondritis or angina. Treatment Very often, costochondritis needs no treatment. The body heals itself in a few days. However, there have been cases where rib pain from costochondritis continued for several months. You'll probably want to ease your pain until the condition heals. Doctors generally recommend NSAIDs, which are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If pain is keeping you awake at night, your doctor may prescribe a type of medicine called tricyclic antidepressants. He or she may also prescribe muscle relaxants, which should help ease your discomfort. While you're healing, you should also try to rest. A heating pad may give you some relief. Take it easy and don't push your recovery. There's little you or your doctor can do except let the healing process take place in its own good time.
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Gallbladder Trouble - Foods To Eat, Foods To Avoid
Related videos: Gallbladder Problems, Diseases and Disorders https://youtu.be/If5fdefpAR0 Diagnosing Gallbladder Trouble https://youtu.be/Dr4YkXA6vGs Diagnosing Gallstones https://youtu.be/6tC032alaZU Do I Have Gallstones? https://youtu.be/FcIvSlG-hMg Acute Pancreatitis https://youtu.be/eTHOv1Ep-8I Chronic Pancreatitis https://youtu.be/K5DaEwkfaSg Pancreatitis Symptoms https://youtu.be/4IkoZqpdWyk Transcript: Gallbladder Trouble - Foods To Eat, Foods To Avoid I'm doing this video because I've learned a lot about gallbladder health in the last few years after my wife developed gallbladder trouble that eventually triggered pancreatitis -- which can be life-threatening -- and led to a gallbladder removal operation. One of the most important things I learned about was the role diet plays in maintaining gallbladder health. So here's some information on foods you should eat and foods you should avoid if you want to keep your gallbladder healthy. By doing so, you'll increase your chances of preventing gallstones, a gallbladder attack, or a gallbladder disease like cancer. Here are some of the foods you should avoid. * Since the gallbladder's role in the digestive process is storing cholesterol, eating alot of fatty foods places strain on your gallbladder. * Therefore, fast food, especially fried fast food, should be kept to a minimum. Same goes with processed meats and cheeses. * Limit your consumption of red meat you eat. It's a good idea to trim some fat from it before cooking. * If you already have gallstones, carbonated drinks could make trouble. They promote gallstone movement, and when gallstones move, they cause pain, especially if they love into a bile duct and block it. This can lead to pancreatitis, which is not only extremely painful, but again, may be life-threatening. * It's also a good idea to avoid big, fatty meals just before bedtime. Watch out for so-called "binge and purge" diets, or those that promise to flush or cleanse your gallbladder. Nutrition scientists say detox diets are unnecessary, and may even be harmful. As for foods you should eat, doctors recommend the following. * Eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and grains. Fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of fiber are particularly good. * If you're going to eat meat, buy lean cuts and eat more white meats than red.. * Everyone agrees salad are beneficial, especially if you use vinegar and olive oil for dressing. Some doctors and nutritionists especially recommend apple cider vinegar. * Certain types of fish are very good, especially fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids. Consider fish oil supplements and add other herbs like ginger and turmeric. Turmeric increases bile flow, and ginger promotes digestion of fats. There's some controversy about dairy products right now. Some nutrition experts say they’re okay, others say to avoid them. If you're going to consume dairy products, it's probably wise to stick the skim or low fat varieties, like reduced-fat cheeses and yogurt. Keep in mind, your doctor's recommendations may vary. Also remember that when dealing with acid reflux, you should rely only on the advice of a medical professional. I have a number of other videos related to this gallbladder problems. The links are listed in the description section above.
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After Picking Up Your Statue of Liberty Tickets At Castle Clinton, Here's What To Do
You don't know where Castle Clinton is? No problem. Click on https://youtu.be/cyGA15pEDrE. See more videos like this by checking out "Know Before You Go To New York: Travel Tips From A Licensed New York City Tour Guide:" http://knowbeforeyougonewyork.com/ New York tour guide provides tips for what to do to make your visit to the Statue Of Liberty enjoyable and stress free. This video includes tips on what to do after you've bought or picked up tickets at the Statue Of Liberty ticket office at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, New York City. The Blue Guide New York provides lots more about fun places to visit in New York City. Click on http://amzn.to/1OpOjvO.
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Signs Of Kidney Problems - Lower Back Pain And Other Symptoms Of Renal Trouble
You might not know much about your kidneys and what they do right now...so I'm going to tell you a few basic facts before I list some of the signs of kidney problems... As you can see from this video, your kidneys are two bean shaped organs that are located just a bit above your belt line on either side of your body... Each kidney has thousands of tiny tissues called nephrons that filter waste materials, toxins and excess fluids from your bloodstream. These are flushed out of your body in the form of urine. urine. Here's a list of the most typical signs of kidney problems that occur from a variety of possible disorders, which may include kidney stones, kidney infections, kidney cancer or kidney damage from some type of physical trauma, like a severe blow to the kidney area. These symptoms are also likely to show up if you have certain conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Lower back pain is very often one of the first symptoms of kidney trouble. This back pain may be a mild, nagging ache, or it can be so severe it's actually debilitating. Another common indicator of a kidney disorder is discomfort during urination and urine that is discolored and cloudy or even tinged with blood. Keep in mind, however, these symptoms are also typical of a bladder infection, so it's important to see your doctor for a diagnosis. Most people with kidney trouble also find themselves heading for the bathroom more often than usual, even if little or no urine actually flows out. But this too can also just be a symptom of a bladder infection. Signs of more serious kidney problems like impending kidney failure, a kidney infection or kidney cancer can include: changes in blood pressure, muscle weakness, anemia, lethargy and sleepiness, loss of appetite, cognitive difficulties, stomach discomfort, general swelling, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting, breathlessness, night sweats, increased heart rate and unexplained weight loss. Signs of kidney problems shouldn't be ignored. When you experience one or more of the symptoms I've listed, consult your doctor as soon as you can.
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Bleeding Ulcer Symptoms And Causes - How To Know If You Have A Bleeding Stomach Ulcer
This video covers symptoms of ulcers and causes of ulcers with a special focus on bleeding ulcers. Although most people think ulcers are caused by stress, there are other reasons ulcers occur, and they are listed in this video. Bleeding ulcers are especially dangerous and constitue a medical emergency. Anyone who experiences the symptoms described in this report should call a doctor immediately. The narrator is George McKenzie, the former host of the "Achievers" nationally syndicated cable TV health program and the "Healthy, Wealthy And Wise" radio show. To watch more video on health-related topics, please visit our website at http://stayhealthyvideos.com.
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Diverticulitis Diet   What To Eat
Related videos: What Is a Diverticular Disease? https://youtu.be/hb3ypMlxKyM Diverticulosis Causes, Symptoms And Treatment https://youtu.be/fRnQ7vo8DM4 Diverticulitis Vs Diverticulosis - What To Eat, What Not To Eat With Diverticulitis https://youtu.be/dTMeJn6wgwk Diverticulitis Diet - What To Eat Diverticulitis is a condition in which small, bulging pouches called diverticula grow in your digestive tract, most often in the colon (large intestine ). Diverticula are common after age 40, and when you have them, you are said to have a condition known as diverticulosis. However, sometimes diverticula become infected, inflamed, and painful at which time the condition becomes known as diverticulitis. A diet is one of the more effective ways to minimize discomfort from diverticulitis by making it easier for your system to digest food. For the few days. you should stick with clear liquids only, such as the following. * Broth, water or ice chips * Tea or coffee without cream * Fruit juices without pulp, such as apple juice * Clear ice pops (no bits of fruit or fruit pulp) * Gelatin As your condition improves, you can slowly add low-fiber foods such as these. * Canned or cooked fruits without skin or seeds * Canned or cooked vegetables * Eggs, fish and poultry * Refined white bread * Fruit and vegetable juices with no pulp * Low-fiber cereals * Milk, yogurt, and cheese * White rice, pasta and noodles Your doctor will want you to resume eating normally as soon as you can. You may have to take antibiotics while you're on your diverticulitis diet. You should feel better in two or three days. However, if you develop a fever, experience worsening abdominal pain, and you're having trouble keeping clear liquids down, there might be complications that require hospital care. I've created a number of videos on related topics. You can view them by clicking on the links above.
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Kidney Pain Symptoms - Signs Of Kidney Stones, Kidney Infection, Renal Failure
For more information on kidney pain symptoms, visit http://stayhealthyvideos.com/kidneydisease. It was an invaluable resource in writing the script for this video. Kidney pain is one of the common symptoms for the most common kidney problems. Pain could be mild or extremely severe. Kidney pain could also be symptomatic of other health problems like high blood pressure (hypertension) or diabetes. Both of these conditions cause damage to kidney tissue, causing pain in the lower back or "flank" areas on either side of the back. More often, kidney back pain is a sign of a kidney stone, a kidney infection, kidney cancer, kidney damage or polycystic kidney disease. In the worst case, it could be a sign of kidney failure, which is a life threatening medical emergency requiring medical intervention and care. Sometimes, what people think is a back ache turns out to be a "kidney ache." I had chronic discomfort on my lower left side as early as 7th grade - around age 12. No one at that time suspected my pain was a symptom of a kidney stone, but years later I learned that it probably was. I had to be taken to an emergency room with severe back pain at age 22. Two days later, I had a kidney stone surgically removed. I've had about a dozen kidney stones in my lifetime, and I've been hospitalized twice. I know what kidney stone pain feels like, and it feels exactly like that ache in felt in the left flank area when I was just 12 years old. I've produced this video on kidney pain symptoms in the hope that I'll help people who don't know if they have kidney pain or back pain. Renal problems ("renal" is the medical term for anything related to the kidneys) can be very confusing to those who are experiencing them for the first time. If you have a history of kidney problems in your family, there's a good chance, and you're feeling some discomfort in the area of the lower back toward the flanks, you may very well have kidney trouble of some kind. I've made a number of other videos on topic related to health and well being. Please visit http://stayhealthyvideos.com to view them.
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How Do You Get Shingles? What Does Shingles Look Like?
Cure For Shingles - How To Cure Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Naturally http://stayhealthyvideos.com/cureshingles Fast Shingles Cure http://stayhealthyvideos.com/fastshinglescure This video on shingles disease, symptoms and treatment was written and narrated by an experienced TV/radio health and wellness reporter, with information drawn from established and well-respected medical resources. But you should always consult a qualified medical professional in matters related to shingles or any other health problem you may be experiencing. To see a transcript of this video, or to view other videos about health and wellness topics, please click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/shinglesdefinitionearlysymptoms/.
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Kidney Infection Causes, Symptoms  - Glomerulonephritis and Pyelonephritis
Transcript: Kidney Infection Causes, Symptoms - Glomerulonephritis and Pyelonephritis Kidney infection dangers are real and serious because an untreated kidney infection can lead to kidney failure. Once your kidneys no longer function, the only way to stay alive is through kidney dialysis or kidney transplantation. Although the actual infection is located in the kidney, it often starts lower in the urinary tract - namely the bladder. Germs from the bladder migrate upward the ureters multiply when they reach the kidney. This usually happens in someone who has low resistance for some reason. An acute kidney infection begins with severe symptoms, but then ends quickly once it has been treated. However, a chronic kidney infection takes a while to develop, and gets worse as time passes. Kidney failure can ultimately result. There are two main types of kidney infection: pyelonephritis and glomerulonephritis. Glomerulonephritis Acute glomerulonephritis involves an inflammation of the renal glomeruli of the kidneys. It appears to be an antigen-antibody reaction, and it results in damage to the capillaries of the kidney. Acute glomerulonephritis typically occurs after a streptococcal infection of the respiratory tract. Sometimes a skin infection such as impetigo may precede it. A strep infection is the most common cause. Chronic glomerulonephritis, on the other hand, progresses slowly. Characteristically, there's an inflammation of the glomeruli which causes scarring and finally, kidney failure. This type of kidney infection is particularly insidious because it develops over a long period of time in which no symptoms are present. A wide variety of infections can trigger chronic glomerulonephritis, including pneumonia, hepatitis, measles, malaria, and syphilis. Sometimes, systemic problems or structural problems in the kidney will be the cause. When glomerulonephritis continues for more than a year, it's generally considered to be chronic. A person with this type of kidney infection may live a normal life for 20-30 years without symptoms, but at some point the kidneys become damaged so much they won't function. A kidney transplant or kidney dialysis may then be necessary. Pyelonephritis Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of one or both kidneys that can come in three forms: acute, relapsing or chronic. It can involve complications like high blood pressure (hypertension) and ultimately, kidney failure. Pyelonephritis usually progresses very slowly, and patients sometimes don't notice symptoms or experience kidney dysfunction for more than 20 years after onset. Most cases of pyelonephritis are the result of some kind of bacterial infection, often from one of many organisms that cause bladder infections. Certain conditions increase the likelihood of such an infection: urinary tract infections, tumors, stagnant urine due to backflow from the bladder, abnormal prostate growth, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney stones, trauma, scars from previous infections, or even pregnancy. What are the symptoms of kidney infection? Kidney infection signs and symptoms are often hard to diagnose, but may include: back pain, fever or chills, nausea, cloudy, foul smelling urine, unusual, unexplained weakness and fatigue.
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What Are Eye Cataracts - Types And Symptoms
Cataracts can be best described as a type of clouding which forms over the natural lens of the eye. This video provides an overview of their types and symptoms.
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What To Expect After A Partial Knee Replacement Operation
Related videos: Who Should Have A Partial Knee Replacement? https://youtu.be/cRhCy4JE3UM Who Should Have A Total Knee Replacement? https://youtu.be/6aJn6Jvuq5M Total Knee Replacement Recovery - Answers To Your Questions https://youtu.be/mBdEHpxnJak What To Expect After A Partial Knee Replacement Operation I'm doing this video because I underwent a partial knee replacement operation several years ago. In this video I'll help you learn what to expect during recovery if there's a partial knee replacement procedure in your future. The information here is based on my own experience, but I'll also share what I've read by researching reliable medical websites like these. Of course, you are a unique individual, so your recovery will depend, in general, on your age, physical condition, and general health. That said, here are answers to the most common questions you're likely to have. Expect a hospital stay of 2-3 days. I entered the hospital on a Monday morning, had the surgery Monday afternoon, and actually went home Tuesday night around 7 o'clock. I understand such a quick release isn't typical, but it worked out. Usually, expect to stay for at least 48 hours after completion of your operation. If there are no complicating factors, you'll probably be able to get around using a cane or walker as soon as you're discharged. It will be okay to move about as much as you can, but it's a good idea to have someone standing next to you at first, just in case you lose your balance. I only used a cane, and for only about 5 days. But once again, my case may not be typical. My doctor told me I could shower right away as long as I covered the incision with waterproof material. I used plastic grocery bags with the bottom cut out, secured with adhesive tape well above and well below the knee. However, according to my research, you should probably avoid soaking in a tub or swimming until your incision has completely healed. That will normally be 2-3 weeks. What about ice packs? You're likely to have significant swelling for 3-4 weeks. You'll get best results if you "ice" your knee several times a day, for about 20 to 30 minutes each time. You should keep icing your knee for at least a few weeks to keep swelling to a minimum. Keeping your leg elevated often can help too. You may continue to feel a slight "puffiness" in your knee for years. It's normal. You won't need as much physical therapy during partial replacement recovery as you would with a total knee replacement, but you will need physical therapy. Expect to go several times a week for 2-3 weeks in order to regain strength, endurance and full range ofmotion in your knee. Rehabilitation normally continues for 2 to 3 months. Everyone also wants to know when they can start driving again. It will take longer, of course, if your right knee underwent the procedure. You'll also have to use good judgment about returning to your job. If you work in an office or sit at a desk a lot, you can return sooner than you can if your occupation demands a lot of standing, walking, lifting heavy weights, or kneeling. Get some guidance from your doctor or trainer. In my case, I was back at my desk 9 days after my procedure, but I've been told that's unusually fast. If you take part in intense competitive sports that require biking/cycling, running or jumping, you'll also need to talk to your surgeon. Playing golf is one thing. Playing basketball or softball is another. Generally speaking, you can start traveling as soon as you're comfortable getting around in your home or returning to work. But if you're going to do a long driving trip or an overseas flight, be sure to notify your doctor. There's a higher risk of blood clots forming in those circumstances, especially after recent surgery, and blood clots can literally be life-threatening. Your doctor may suggest taking a blood thinner to reduce the risk of clots forming, or may tell you to postpone your plans. Finally, you'll probably be curious if are there any long term effects or discomfort? Usually, I'm only aware of my partial replacement when I kneel or stoop. There's no real pain, but I do feel some very minor discomfort. Some people occasionally experience mild stiffness, minor swelling, or a reduced range of motion.
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Paget's Disease of Bone
Bone pain is one of the primary symptoms of a disorder known as Paget's disease of bone. This video provides an overview of this condition, including causes, symptoms and treatment possibilities.
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What Is Helicobacter Pylori?
What Is Helicobacter Pylori Helicobacter pylori, which is often simply called H. pylori, is a spiral-shaped bacterium believed to be closely connected to a pair of serious stomach disorders: ulcers and stomach cancer. Helicobacter pylori is capable of growing in the human stomach despite highly acidic conditions that make it impossible for other types of germs to survive. H. pylori bacteria secrete an enzyme which converts urea to ammonia. Ammonia reduces the potency of stomach acid, which allows H pylori to grow. Research has shown that H. pylori can weaken the protective coating of the stomach. When this occurs, digestive juices are more likely to irritate the stomach lining, resulting in a stomach ulcer. In serious cases, stomach acid may erode the lining all the way through and cause a perforation, or a "hole" in the stomach. It's long been known that Helicobacter pylori was a factor in stomach cancer. The World Health Organization has classified the bacteria as a group I carcinogen for stomach cancer. Helicobacter pylori exists in the stomach of millions of people worldwide, but not everyone who has H. pylori develops stomach cancer or a stomach ulcer. Lifestyle factors, like unhealthy diets and smoking, appear to increase your chance of getting stomach cancer from H. pylori. If you eat a lot of salty foods, you are more likely to develop stomach cancer. Recent research also suggests that eating a lot of preserved meats like bacon and sausage contribute to a higher risk of stomach cancer. Smokers who have a Helicobacter pylori infection appear to get stomach cancer 17 times as often as non-smokers without an HP infection. Incidence of stomach cancer due to H. pylori varies around the world, probably because of cultural differences in diet. Treating Helicobacter Infections Currently, doctors treat Helicobacter pylori infections with a combination of drugs. Using more than one medication helps prevent the bacteria from developing an immunity to any specific antibiotic. Generally, you have to take the antibiotic for at least two weeks for it to be effective. There are also certain types of medications that reduce stomach acid, which increases the effectiveness of antibiotics.
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Cat Kidney Failure   Causes and Symptoms
Cat Kidney Failure - Causes and Symptoms 1 Cat kidney failure is also called feline kidney failure or feline renal failure and it's a fairly common occurrence in older cats. Kidney failure is a frequent cause of death in older cats. But kidney failure can also strike relatively young cats, sometimes as early as four years old. 2 There are two risk factors that seem to be common in cats who develop kidney failure. Distemper vaccinations. Recent research seems to indicate a link between distemper vaccinations and cat kidney problems. 3 A dry food diet. For centuries cats have been getting moisture from the prey they kill and eat. When domesticated cats eat nothing but dry food, they sometimes don't supplement their diets with enough water. This lack of water stresses the cat's kidneys over the course of their life. 4 What are the symptoms of kidney failure in cats? When cat kidney failure begins to present symptoms, you'll notice that your cat will begin to drink more water than usual. This is the cat's instinctive way of dealing with a damaged or failing kidney. This means the cat will also begin to urinate more. This cycle of unusual drinking-and-urinating is usually the first symptom of a problem. 5 Unfortunately, by the time the cat shows this symptom, kidney function has probably dropped to around 25 percent. Your vet will most likely want to perform a blood test to confirm renal failure. 6 Sadly, cat kidney failure is incurable. By the time symptoms appear, it's too late to do anything. It's not even likely that any medical procedure can slow down the progress of the disease as scar tissue replaces healthy kidney cells. 7 Toxins will also accumulate in the cat's body, and as the disease progress, the cat will exhibit lethargy, lose weight, vomit or show other general signs of ill health. 8 Some cats survive longer than others as cat kidney failure progresses. It may not be possible to control some symptoms with medication the way you can with a human. So the only thing you can hope to do is make your cat as comfortable as possible during the ordeal. 9 There are, however, some supplements that seem to help slow the progress of kidney failure in cats, including omega-3 fatty acids and several anti-oxidants. Talk to your vet. 10 Your vet might also recommend fluid supplements. This is important because cats with kidney failure can't drink enough water to compensate for the loss of fluids they're experiencing.
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What To Expect After Gallbladder Surgery
Related: Types Of Gallbladder Surgery https://youtu.be/h7vdqaOg31c What Is Gallbladder Sludge? https://youtu.be/tcW_uZ5ohLE Gallbladder Removal Surgery Basic Information https://youtu.be/42VIT3Z3Dqk Gallbladder Problems, Diseases and Disorders https://youtu.be/If5fdefpAR0 Transcript: What To Expect After Gallbladder Surgery I'm doing this video because my wife recently had her gallbladder removed, so I've learned a lot about gallbladder surgery in the last few months, mostly on reliable medical websites like these. I'll share some basics in the next few minutes. Different people respond in different ways after gallbladder surgery. But generally speaking, individuals who expect a dramatic change in how they feel often get a surprise. For a while at least, they don't feel better. In fact, they tend to experience the same symptoms they felt before the surgery took place. There's a name for this phenomenon: postcholecystectomy syndrome, or "after gallbladder surgery syndrome." There has been some research done that indicates as many of 4 out of 10 people suffer discomfort after gallbladder surgery for months or even years. This happens due to the fact that the bile duct, which has not been removed, still accumulates bile. In the days after surgery: As for the first few days after gallbladder surgery, here's what to expect. You're going to feel some bruising and swelling. This is not surprising when you think about it. Even if you had laparoscopic surgery, which is much less invasive than a large open incision, your body is still feeling traumatized. Also, you may feel some pain caused by the air that was puffed into your abdomen during surgery. This is done to give the surgeon more room to work under your skin. Don't be concerned. Your doctor will probably prescribe some pain medication to help you get through any discomfort you're experiencing. Keep in mind that it's probably going to be uncomfortable moving around, especially sitting down or getting up from a sitting position. This may be particularly true when it comes to "bathroom time." If there's someone you can call on to help, you'll save yourself some pain until the muscles in your abdomen recover. Those muscles might be pretty sore for a few days. Speaking of bathrooms, there's a possibility you're going to have to deal with some diarrhea, gas and bloating for a while. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it happens to enough people after gallbladder surgery that you should be aware of it. Talk to your doctor. He or she may be able to prescribe something. Your digestive system may be unpredictable for a while. This is normal. You'll probably do well eating low fat or fat-free, light foods only. It's also a good idea to eat smaller meals rather than larger ones. This will keep the pressure off your internal organs, lessening the risk of pain or discomfort. But definitely make sure you eat, because again, your body is recovering from a trauma. It needs fuel to regain its strength. As the weeks go by, you can start testing your digestive system with heavier foods. It's probably best to use a trial-and-error approach. . Exercise can be helpful, but be careful not to overdo it. If you were an enthusiastic exerciser before your surgery, you may be eager to get going again. Train yourself to be patient. Take short walks at first. This helps your circulation, which of course aids in the healing process. Be mindful of your stitches. Follow your doctor's recommendations closely on this. Ask your doctor about bathing because stitches need time to heal and washing them too soon can cause damage. Typically, you can expect a follow up appointment with your doctor about one week after gallbladder surgery. He or she will probably want to see you again 4-5 weeks later. Keep in mind, your doctor's recommendations may vary. Also keep in mind that when dealing with gallbladder problems, you should rely only on the advice of a medical professional. I have a number of other videos related to gallbladder health. The links are listed in the description section above.
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What Causes Cirrhosis Of The Liver?
This video answers the questions "What Is Cirrhosis?" and "What are the causes of cirrhosis?" It also covers the different types of cirrhosis. How do you get cirrhosis? Itoccurs when scar tissue replaces normal, healthy liver tissue. This scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and prevents it from "disposing of the garbage." so to speak. When you mention cirrhosis to most people, they generally assume alcohol abuse is the primary cause. Alcohol abuse IS one of the major risk factors for cirrhosis, but cirrhosis is also a major danger for someone with hepatitis C. This video was created with non-medical professionals in mind. It provides basic and introductory information for use by the general public. You should always and only rely on a doctor's advice if you think you - or someone close to you - may have cirrhosis. The narrator, George McKenzie, is a former TV journalist and host of the nationally syndicated cable TV health program 'achievers." He was also the creator and host of the long-running radio talk show "Healthy, Wealthy And Wise."
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Statue Of Liberty Guided Tour - Watch This Before You Book
Tours to consider: click on http://knowbeforeyougonewyork.com/statueoflibertytours Interested in a private tour? Send an email to privatenyctour@gmail.com. See more videos like this one by visiting http://knowbeforeyougonewyork.com. Sunday Spirit by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ This video previews the of many interesting things you'll see and learn when you take a guided tour of the Statue Of Liberty in New York City.
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Torn Meniscus Symptoms
Torn meniscus symptoms are usually caused by an injury or an accident, but aging can also make the possibility of a meniscus tear more likely. Knee meniscus injuries should be taken seriously and require medical attention, sometimes including surgery. But how do you know if you have a meniscus tear? You'll learn by watching this video that includes information on the most common causes and treatment options. This video on torn meniscus symptoms was written and narrated by an experienced TV/radio health and wellness reporter, with information drawn from established and well-respected medical resources. But you should always consult a qualified medical professional in matters related to knee pain or any other health problem you may be experiencing.
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High Blood Pressure Foods To Avoid And Foods To Eat - A Hypertension Diet Plan
Certain foods raise your blood pressure - we all know that. But when you ask someone exactly which foods lower blood pressure and which ones increase it, many will just say "it goes up when you eat meat, and down when you eat fruits and vegetables." In a general sense, that right. But many people don't realize that it's not that simple. Food that comes from animals is usually more likely to cause hypertension - high blood pressure - than fruits and vegetables. But even some foods that don't come from animals may contain a lot of certain elements - especially sodium or salt - that affect blood pressure in a negative way. Think potato chips, frozen foods that come in a box (like frozen lasagna), and canned soups, just to name a few. And then there are those fast food french fries we all love. This video offers the basics of a high blood pressure diet plan, spelling out foods to avoid and foods to eat to keep your blood pressure in a normal range. This video is intended for the general public - not for medical professionals. It's meant to provide basic and introductory information about hypertension. If you think your blood pressure is too high, you should see your doctor, and rely solely on his or her diagnosis and advice.
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Total Knee Replacement Recovery - Answers To Your Questions
Related videos: After A Partial Knee Replacement - Answers To Your Questions https://youtu.be/p1yNnStdvM8 Knee Arthroscopy https://youtu.be/HyCezeQAIio Knee Replacement https://youtu.be/cPh9z9AEOsU Knee Replacement Surgery https://youtu.be/hAQVLbynlGY Total Knee Replacement Recovery - Answers To Your Questions I'm doing this video because I have experience with total knee replacement recovery since I had this type of surgery done several years ago. In the next few minutes, I'll cover answers to questions you may have if you expect to have a total knee replacement operation soon. I've confirmed the information in this video by doing research on a number of reliable medical websites, including these. How long will I be in the hospital? Your age, general health and physical condition play a role here, but you'll probably be discharged 2-3 days after your surgery. Your doctor will want to know you can stand, move about with the assistance of a walker or cane, and flex and extend your knee sufficiently. How long will I need assistance walking? You'll need the cane or walker for 2-3 weeks. When can I take a shower or bath? In most cases, you can shower as soon as you get home, provided you cover your incision with some kind of waterproofing. I simply used a plastic grocery bag with the bottom cut out. I made sure it was big enough to cover the knee with plenty of room to spare, then I secured it with adhesive tape. Your surgeon will tell you how long you'll need to keep doing this. My doctor told me not to soak in a tub or swim, even with the knee covered, for 3-4 weeks. What about ice packs to keep down swelling? Your doctor will probably tell you to "ice" your knee several times a day, for about 20 to 30 minutes each time. You'll probably need to keep doing it for a few weeks, and for a bit longer after doing physical therapy exercises. Periodically elevating your leg with pillows helps reduce swelling too. How about physical therapy? Physical therapy exercises generally start right away. You'll work with hospital staff or a qualified trainer in a well equipped rehabilitation center. Exercises help you get back to normal as soon as possible. You'll probably need to go several times a week for as long as 3 months and it will probably take about that long before you're ready to resume most activities without feeling some discomfort. Expect to regain full strength and range of motion -- or close to it -- in 6-12 months. When can I start driving again? It depends on the how well your rehabilition therapy goes, but also which leg had the operation. If the surgery took place on your right knee, you'll probably need 2-6 weeks before it's safe to get behind the wheel. If the left knee underwent surgery, you won't need that long. How long before I can return to work? Once again, the answer to this question depends on your general health, physical demands of your job, and how you travel to work -- by driving, taking a bus or train, etc. For jobs that allow you to stay seated most of the time, expect to return in 2-6 weeks. But if your job requires a lot of walking, standing or kneeling, or are physically demanding like construction, it may be up to 3 months. How about recreational execrise and competitive sports? This varies, naturally, on the type of activity. Talk to your surgeon because naturally, some exercises and physical activities are tougher on your knees than others. When I travel normally? You'll also need to ask some questions about when you can sit on an extended airplane flight or a long driving vacation. The concern with those is the danger of developing blood clots, which are more common after surgery. Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner before your trip, or may tell you to postpone your plans for several months. When going through airport-style security, you may set off metal detectors, although this is rare. I usually alert the screeners I've had a joint replacement, then I just follow their instructions. My doctor gave me documentation -- a small card -- to show screeners just in case, but no one has ever asked me to show it. What are the long term effects? Kneeling and stooping may make you a bit uneasy for a while. This will lessen with time, but in some cases it may never completely go away. Some patients notice occasional discomfort, stiffness, minor swelling, or perhaps less range of motion. You may experience slight puffiness, but no discomfort, in the area around your knee for years. Will I ever need to "replace my replacement?" Depending on your age at the time of your operation, and the demands you put on your knee, you may wear out the non-organic components in your knee. But these days, such components are extremely durable, lasting many years, and most patients never need a "tune up."
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Prostate Cancer Stages
Links to related videos: Prostate Cancer Causes https://youtu.be/tBvLbKWIAhM General Prostate Cancer Survival Rate https://youtu.be/oMjbli8Oacg Signs Of Prostate Cancer https://youtu.be/Mmd-H-XgqTM What Is Prostate Cancer? https://youtu.be/hWVeghqNOOQ Prostate https://youtu.be/yAOaZErGlZY Prostatectomy https://youtu.be/jign6UGvuvQ Transcript of the video: Prostate Cancer Stages I'm doing this video because one of my close relatives was recently diagnosed, and when that happened I wanted to learn as much as I could about prostate cancer. I did a lot of research, using only reliable websites like the ones you see on your screen, and I'll summarize what I learned about prostate cancer stages in the next minute or so. Prostate cancer stages indicate how far the cancer has progressed. A lower stage means cancer cells are confined to the prostate. A higher stage is assigned when the cancer has grown to invade nearby tissue or spread to distant areas of the body. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and in the beginning, confines itself to the prostate gland. Some types of prostate cancer may not even need to be treated, depending on the age of the patient. But other types are more aggressive, can spread quickly, and require treatment. There are four stages. Stage I. At this stage, the cancer is located only in a small area of the prostate. Stage II. Cancer cells may still be small but could possibly be aggressive, depending on the type. Stage II could also, however, include a larger area that ha grown to involve both sides of the prostate gland. Stage III. At this stage, the cancer has spread beyond the prostate to nearby tissues. Stage IV. The cancer is invading nearby tissues, bones or organs, which may include the bladder, lymph nodes, or even those as far away as the lungs. Your doctor assigns your cancer a stage after testing. Of course, cancer in the early stages, when it's still confined to the prostate, has a better chance of successful treatment and a longer survival rate. I've produced several other videos on prostate cancer, including one on survival rates. You'll find links to those videos above
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What Is Liver Pain?
Learn more: "Liver Disease: 101 What You Need to Know about Fatty Liver, Liver Detox and Liver Diet (Liver Health - Liver Detox - Liver Disease - Liver Failure - Fatty Liver." Click on http://amzn.to/1Ln2IXt. Also see "Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide To Hepatitis and Liver Disease." http://amzn.to/1MCnnrS. What is liver pain? Where is liver pain? What causes pain in the liver area? Are liver pains dangerous? These are questions that will be answered in this video. Pain in the liver area usually occurs the right front of the torso, near the bottom of the ribcage. But some patients even experience liver pain in the right shoulder, causing discomfort when they breath in, or cough. Liver pain affects different individuals in different ways. Some say they suffer severe liver pain and it feels as if their liver is going to burst. Others say their liver pain isn't sharp at all, but is rather a dull, aching tenderness or discomfort in the area of the lower rib cage. These people often say they feel somewhat swollen or bloated. Liver pain may be caused by something involving the liver itself, but liver pains can also be the secondary result of a problem with another part of the body, particularly the bladder, blood vessels, or the biliary tract. If the liver itself is causing the pain, it's usually due to an inflammation of some kind. Inflammation is one of the most common causes of liver pain. If pain in the liver area isn't coming directly from the liver, it may be due to an obstruction of the biliary tract, like a stone. This type of liver pain, also known as biliary colic, usually comes on suddenly and may last as long as several hours. Discomfort begins in the upper middle quadrant or the right upper quadrant, and may radiate to the area between the shoulder blades or to the shoulder. Liver pains from biliary colic are most likely to happen after you've eaten a fatty meal. Other causes of pain in the liver area include inflammation of the biliary duct, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, and liver abscess. Sometimes, liver cysts can also cause liver pain. Certain medications are generally effective in relieving pain in the liver area: these include NSAIDs or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which decrease the symptoms of swelling and pain. Demerol Morphine
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Liver Inflammation
Learn more: "Liver Disease: 101 What You Need to Know about Fatty Liver, Liver Detox and Liver Diet (Liver Health - Liver Detox - Liver Disease - Liver Failure - Fatty Liver." Click on http://amzn.to/1Ln2IXt. Also see "Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide To Hepatitis and Liver Disease." http://amzn.to/1MCnnrS. Liver inflammation is another name for the liver disease that is known medically as hepatitis. This video answers the questions what causes liver inflammation, what are the signs of liver inflammation, does liver inflammation hurt, and how is liver inflammation treated.
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Symptoms of Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that affects the plasma cells, which are white blood cells located in your bone marrow. This video briefly explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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Charley Horse Causes, Relief
Charley Horse Causes, Relief A charley horse is basically a muscle spasm that occurs in your leg. It is an involuntary, sudden, and sometimes powerful muscle cramp or contraction that causes muscular pain ranging from mild to severe. The pain is often described as feeling like someone has tied the muscle into a a "knot." It's believed that the phrase "charley horse" originated in the American sport of baseball. Although it is widely used and recognized in the United States, it is virtually non-existent in other English-speaking countries. It has been found in American newspaper archives as far back as the late 19th century. Charley horse symptoms A charley horse usually occurs without warning and there's no way to tell one is coming until it arrives. There are certain conditions, however, that make a charley horse more likely to happen. Dehydration is believed to be a primary cause. When you're dehydrated, you have low levels of certain minerals that you need for muscle performance, including potassium and calcium. You can become dehydrated for a number of reasons, of course. Exercise and strenuous physical activity, especially in hot, humid weather, tops the list. Charley horses often happen to swimmers who use their calf muscles a lot to help propel them through the water. Spasms in the upper legs tend to happen when the activity calls for a lot of running or jumping. You can also cause a charley horse by injuring or overusing a muscle. Your nerves may also play a role. When a nerve that's connected to a muscle is irritated, a spasm can result. For instance, a herniated disc in your back can irritate nerves and cause muscles to cramp. A charley horse can also result from stress and anxiety. Neck pain from a spasm is often the result of tension and emotional strain. Many times a charley horse will strike while you're asleep. Treatment When a charley horse strikes, there's not much you can do except try to relax, massage the muscle that has gone into spasm, and possibly stretch gently. Of course, none of these are easy sometimes because the pain can be severe until the "knot" has loosened. Heat may help if the muscle is still tight after a few minutes. This may be followed with ice packs if there's some residual soreness. When a charley horse has caused severe pain, you may want to ask your doctor about medications. He or she may suggest nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and antispasm prescriptions. If you get charley horses often, your doctor will want to figure out why and then treat the cause. But there are no imaging studies or blood tests that can reliably diagnose the causes of a charley horse. In certain cases where damaged or irritated nerves are involved, an MRI may be useful. Physical therapy or even surgery may then be appropriate. Athletes often rely on salt tablets and sports drinks that are supplemented with minerals to keep themselves hydrated. Orange juice and bananas are great sources of potassium - you can consume them prior to activity, or possibly even during activity. Proper training and pre-competition stretching exercises are likely to lessen the risk of muscle spasms. Most of the time, a charley horse is a rare and unpredictable occurrence that is over quickly and does no long term harm. However, if you get a charley horse often, and it causes severe pain, it's a good idea to check with your doctor.
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Symptoms Of Arthritis In Knees
Additional Reading: This video on symptoms of arthritis in knees was written and narrated by an experienced TV/radio health and wellness reporter, with information drawn from established and well-respected medical resources. But you should always consult a qualified medical professional in matters related to arthritis or any other health problem you may be experiencing. To see a transcript of this video, or to view other videos about health and wellness topics, please click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com.
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What Causes Incontinence - Bladder Control Problems In Men And Women
Get more information about what causes incontinence aor bladder control problems by clicking on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/incontinence. As this video explains, there are a number of reasons for losing bladder control, and they're not all related to growing older. Not all elderly people have suffer incontinence and not all men and women who suffer incontinence are elderly. This video was prepared by veteran TV news anchor and radio talk show host George McKenzie. It is intended for use by the general public - anyone wishing to gain a basic and introductory knowledge of why incontinence happens and who it happens to. While we hope you find this video helpful, we emphasize that your doctor is the only person you should rely on for medical advice regarding bladder control, incontinence, or any issue related to your health.
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Symptoms Of Lung Disease
Every problem or illness of the lungs requires its own diagnosis. But many lung diseases have common symptoms. If you begin to experience any of the signs described in this video, and they persist for a period of time, you should consult a doctor.
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What Causes Sore Muscles And Constant Muscle Pain?
Additional Resources The Permanent Pain Cure: The Breakthrough Way to Heal Your Muscle and Joint Pain for Good Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/paincure. Muscle Pain Relief in 90 Seconds: The Fold and Hold Method Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/musclepainrelief. This video on the causes of muscle pain and soreness was written and narrated by an experienced TV/radio health and wellness reporter, with information drawn from established and well-respected medical resources. But you should always consult a qualified medical professional in matters related to constant muscle pain or any other health problem you may be experiencing. To see a transcript of this video, or to view other videos about health and wellness topics, please click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com.
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How To Make A Persuasive Speech - Public Speaking Tips
The video above focuses on public speaking tips about how to make a persuasive speech.
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Enlarged Liver Symptoms And Causes - What Is Hepatomegaly
Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/liverguide to read reviews and get information about The Liver Disease Survivor's Guide. This video explores the causes of an enlarged liver and its symptoms, and offers an general answer to the question "What is hepatomegaly?" Hepatomegaly is the medical term doctors use for a liver that has become swollen. The normal size of a liver compares to the size of a small American football. When it swells up due to a liver problem, the metabolic function of the liver can be jeopardized.
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What's The Best Natural Kidney Remedy?
Transcript: What's The Best Natural Kidney Remedy? The words "kidney remedy" get a lot of interesting returns when you plug them into a search engine. Interestingly, you find little or no information for the words kidney remedy linked to accredited medical institutions like The Mayo Clinic or The National Institutes of Health. Most kidney remedy ideas are contributed by homeopathic doctors, product advocates, and good hearted souls who are not medical professionals but have had success with a variety of natural kidney remedies through their own trial and error. There's also the difficulty of defining exactly which kidney problem you want to find a remedy for. Is it kidney stones, a kidney infection, or kidney disease? A remedy for one kidney problem may not be appropriate for another. The words kidney remedy also imply that you may be looking for a "home" kidney remedy or a "natural" kidney remedy. These won't necessarily be the same as a remedy prescribed by a medical professional. But a prescription given to you by your doctor still qualifies, technically, as a "kidney remedy." With all these disclaimers stated up front, let's take a look at some treatments and prevention strategies that are generally accepted as natural kidney remedies or home kidney remedies. These have been collected from a variety of sources on the Internet and elsewhere. Remember though, your best source of advice for a kidney remedy or any health problem is a trained medical professional. The best of all natural remedies for kidney problems is water. It helps keep the kidneys clean and provides fluid the kidneys can utilize for flushing toxins, waste products and other undesirable substances out of the bloodstream. Drinking a lot of water is especially crucial for anyone who tends to produce kidney stones. Distilled or thoroughly filtered water is best. Sugary juices and sodas are not helpful. Sugar, especially in large amounts, contributes to higher blood pressure, which tends to damage the nephrons (the tiny structures that act as filters in the kidneys). Several of the websites we visited recommended a "kidney flush" recipe. This home kidney remedy can be assembled with elements you are likely to have in your refrigerator or pantry. The mixture includes a garlic clove or teaspoon of garlic powder a pinch of cayenne a teaspoon of ginger root fresh grapefruit juice fresh lemon juice This kidney flush drink is similar to many others we found in surfing the net, and can be considered representative. Proponents of kidney flush drinks suggest taking one a day. A healthy kidney diet is possibly the best natural or home kidney remedy. A good kidney diet relies on maintaining a balance of five food elements: sodium, protein, potassium, phosphorus and fluids. Certain supplements are also believed to be good for your kidneys. These include, Garlic Capsules Lecithin Magnesium Oxide Vitamin A Vitamin B Complex Vitamin B6 Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids Zinc Prevention of kidney problems, of course, is always better than finding a cure after trouble has already started. Following some of the guidelines mentioned above could help prevent kidney problems from developing, but can also help keep any problems you have from getting worse. If your kidneys have become so damaged by kidney disease that you're in danger of kidney failure, then a home kidney remedy or a natural kidney remedy is not likely to be of much value. At this stage, medical intervention is necessary. Keep in mind too that an acute kidney infection can be life-threatening and requires emergency medical attention. So if you develop serious kidney problem symptoms or severe kidney pain, it's best to call a doctor as soon as possible.
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Symptoms Of Graves Disease
Graves disease is a form of hyperthyroidism (also known as overactive thyroid or high thyroid). Therefore Graves' disease symptoms are largely the same as the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
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How To Define Colitis Or Inflammation Of The Bowel
Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/ucbible and http://stayhealthyvideos.com/crohnsguide to get in-depth information about the causes of colitis and the types of colitis. This video is mainly about the causes of colitis. Very often, the causes define colitis types. Ulcerative colitis is caused by inflammation of the colon. Infectious colitis is caused by bacteria (often a type called Clostridium difficile or "C. diff"). Then there's ischemic colitis, which happens when there's some kind of blockage of the blood supply to the colon. The goal of this video is to help the general public - especially someone struggling with colitis symptoms - understand the condition better. It's intended to only to be a basic introduction to the definition of colitis and the various types of inflammation of the bowel. It is not meant as a resource for medical professionals. You should always and only rely on a doctor's advice for a colitis diagnosis, treatments and cures. The narrator of this video is George McKenzie, a veteran TV journalist, radio talk show host and health reporter. You can read more articles about health-related topics by visiting http://stayhealthyvideos.com.
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Fat Around The Liver - Causes, Symptoms, Dangers Of Fatty Liver Disease
Learn more about the Fatty Liver Bible by clicking on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/fattyliver, where you'll see customer reviews and more informaion on topics covered in this electronic book. Fat around the liver is a commonly used phrase for fatty liver disease or fatty liver syndrome. This video is a basic introduction to this medical condition, which may affect as many as 20 percent of Americans. The video is intended to be helpful to members of the general public who may not be aware of what fatty liver is or how to know if you have it by recognizing its symptoms or understanding its causes. The narrator is veteran TV journalist, radio talk show host and health reporter George McKenzie. His website if http://georgemckenzie.info See more videos like this one on liver disease and other health topics by clicking on http://stayhealthyvideos.com.
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What To Expect After A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Operation
Related videos: After A Partial Knee Replacement - Answers To Your Questions https://youtu.be/p1yNnStdvM8 Knee Arthroscopy https://youtu.be/HyCezeQAIio Knee Replacement https://youtu.be/cPh9z9AEOsU The Difference Between Total Knee Replacement And Partial Knee Replacement https://youtu.be/0zXtZ8tUpbo What To Expect After A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Operation I'm doing this video because I underwent a total knee replacement (TKR) operation several years ago. At the time, I had a lot of questions about what to expect during my recovery and in the years that followed. I'm going to share what I learned from my personal experiences, and from research I’ve done on reliable health websites like these, in the next few minutes. After your operation, expect to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days. It might be a little longer depending on your age, general health and physical condition. If there are no complicating factors, you'll probably be able to get around using a cane or walker a day or two after your surgery. You should be able to walk without assistence in 2-3 weeks. But it could take about 2-3 months to return to most activities, and about 6-12 months to regain full strength and range of motion. Unless you cover your incision in some way, you'll need to wait until the staples holding the incision together are removed before you can shower. I was able to shower as soon as I got home, using plastic grocery bags and adhesive tape to cover the stitches and bandages. You shouldn't soak in a tub or swim until the incision has completely healed, which should be no longer than 3-4 weeks. Your doctor will probably suggest putting an icepack on your knee several times a day, for about 20 to 30 minutes each time, for a few weeks. This reduces pain and swelling. Periodically elevating your leg helps too. Expect to do some physical therapy if you want to return to normal as soon as possible. Hospital staff, or a trained therapist working at a well-equipped outpatient rehabilitation center, can recommend the best exercises and machines to use. If you go several times a week, therapy normally takes about 2-3 months. As for when you can drive again, it depends on the progress of your recovery and which leg underwent surgery. Generally, you're looking at 2-6 weeks for the right knee, but sooner if the operation was the left knee. Check with your insurance company to make sure you're covered: some companies have restriction for knee replacement patients. Returning to work depends on your general health and the physical demands of your job. For sedentary or "desk" jobs, expect to go back in 2-4 weeks. Jobs that are more physically demanding may need up to 3 months, especially if they require a lot of lifting, walking, kneeling or standing. Talk to your OS (operating surgeon). You'll also need to talk to your OS about sports activities. Of course, some recreational exercises or competitive sports are less demanding than others. Be careful if you expect to do a driving vacation or take a long overseas flight. Sitting in one place for an extended period of time raises the risk for blood clots, which are more likely after surgery. Blood clots are dangerous -- in fact, they can be life-threatening. Your doctor may suggest taking a blood thinner to reduce the chance of a clot forming, or he/she may advise that you postpone your plans. What about going through airport or other security areas? Yes, you may set off metal detectors. I usually tell the TSA screener I've had a joint replacement before going through, then I just follow their directions. I've never had to show documentation, although my doctor gave me a special card just in case. No screener has ever asked to see it. In the years that follow yoour surgery, you may always be aware of your replacement whenever you try to kneel or stoop. This will lessen with time, but in some cases it won’t ever completely go away. You might occasionally experience some discomfort, stiffness, minor swelling, or a reduced range of motion. Depending on how long you live after your surgery, and how active you are, the components of your surgery may actually wear down, and "your replacement may need a replacement." This generally only happens many, many years after the original operation. Most patients wonder about the size and appearance of a scar after TKR. Happily, the scar usually fades to a pale thin line approximately 4 to 6 months after surgery. That covers most of the basic questions you're likely to have about recovering from a total knee replacement operation. To view videos on related topics, please click on the links above.
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Thyroid Problems - Foods To Eat, Foods to Avoid
Related: Underactive Thyroid Problems https://youtu.be/e1ltLAb4vgE What Is Overactive Thyroid https://youtu.be/QaCWP8gOhic Thyroid Diet Plans https://youtu.be/QNbCUCQbyIA What Is Graves' Disease? https://youtu.be/h81nSNv4aI4 Transcript: Thyroid Problems - Foods To Eat Foods to Avoid I'm doing this video because someone in my family has been fighting thyroid problems for years, so I've learned a lot about the thyroid, mainly by reading and research on reliable medical websites like these. I'll share some basics on thyroid problems and diet in the next minute or so. The reasons for thyroid problems are many and varied. But this video focuses strictly on foods you should eat and foods you should avoid if you have thyroid issues, especially hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism, also known as low thyroid or underactive thyroid, tends be influenced more by what you eat - or don't eat. But hyperthyroidism, also called high thyroid or overactive thyroid, also responds to certain general diet guidelines. A healthy thyroid diet plan is often rich in protein. You should also make sure your diet includes iodized salt, sea salt, fresh fish, fish oil, sea weeds/kelp, eggs, and certain kinds of cheese. Also beneficial are green leafy vegetables, and foods that contain a lot of fatty acids, such as almonds, walnuts, whole grains, lean meat, milk and egg whites. Look for foods with selenium in them. Selenium is rich in anti-oxidants, anti-aging and anti-cancer enzymes. Rice, corn and wheat, Brazil nuts, onions, oats, garlic, and soybeans are high in selenium. Chicken, beef and certain kinds of fish contain selenium too. Certain vitamins promote thyroid health: vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Foods that supply these vitamins are bananas, bok choy, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, egg yolks, figs, oranges, and spinach, It's especially important for anyone suffering from hypothyroidism to avoid certain foods. One the "avoid" list are * sugar, * junk food and fast food (especially fried fast food), * vegetables like cauliflower and mustard that contain high amount of iron. * all beverages containing alcohol. As always, your doctor is your best source of information about what to eat and what to avoid if you have thyroid problems. I've produced a number of other YouTube videos related to thyroid health. There are links in the description section below.
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Dangers Of Elevated Liver Enzymes
Related links What Are High Liver Enzyme Levels? https://youtu.be/o6sB3hDqlKU Elevated Liver Enzymes https://youtu.be/cpcC_vLXNiA Liver Failure Signs And Symptoms https://youtu.be/Lr4Xcxq9uQA Understanding Liver Failure https://youtu.be/u5JoDAud3Qw High Liver Enzymes - Causes and Dangers https://youtu.be/5D4VglsD0ik Transcript Dangers Of Elevated Liver Enzymes I'm doing this video because a close relative because a close relative got news that her liver enzyme levels had become elevated to a point of concern for her doctor. I didn't know much about the dangers of elevated liver enzymes so I started doing a lot of reading on reputable medical websites like these, and in this short video I'll share some key points I've learned. There can be significant liver damage before any signs or symptoms of trouble begin to appear. Checking for high liver enzymes can help your doctor make a diagnosis sooner, and that's always a good thing. There are literally thousands of enzymes in your liver that help regulate your health by synthesizing proteins, storing of glucose and certain vitamins. Your liver also metabolizes carbohydrates, filters toxic materials which can damage the body, and produces substances that break fats down. When some of these enzymes accumulate at elevated levels, it's a sign that something is wrong. Elevated liver enzymes usually mean the liver isn't functioning properly and is being damaged. Such damage could include forms of hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, liver cancer, hemochromatosis, mononucleosis, Wilson's disease and autoimmune disorders of the liver and bile ducts. Diabetes is a frequent cause of elevated liver enzymes. Poor lifestyle choices can make a difference too. Drinking too much alcohol and overusing certain drugs and medications have a negative impact on your liver. Certain herbal supplements may also damage liver health if used carelessly. It's not widely known that obesity can cause elevated liver enzymes. Individuals with obesity often have a condition known as fatty liver disease. When you have fatty liver disease, fat deposits accumulate in the liver and eventually cause inflammation and swelling. If you have elevated liver enzymes, you'll usually need specific tests to determine exactly what's wrong. These tests could be an MRI, biopsy, ultrasound, CT scan, and liver blood tests. See above for links to videos that provide more helpful information on liver health.
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Liver Cancer Survival Rates
Related: Liver Cancer Early Warning Signs https://youtu.be/muI6Huqv_60 Liver Cancer Stages https://youtu.be/Xivxjd5R-vs Liver Cancer Survival Rates Liver cancer survival rates are estimates that vary based on a number of factors which are specific to each individual patient. Patients are assiged a stage by their doctor that describes how much the cancer has spread beyond the liver. The more the the cancer has spread, the higher the stage and the lower the survival rate. Survival rates for these stages are traditionally given as the percentage of patients who live at least 5 years after their diagnosis. Here are the 5-year survival rates for liver cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute, based on studies done between 2005-2011. 31 Percent For people whose cancer is "localized," that is, has not spread outside the liver, the 5-year survival rate is about one in three. Localized means the cancer is still confined to the liver, and includes stages I, II, and some stage III cancers. This encompasses a wide range of cancers, some of which are easier to treat than others. 11 Percent The 5-year survival rate for "regional" liver cancer is about one in ten. Regional means the cancer has grown into nearby organs or has spread to nearby lymph nodes. This typically happens in stages IIIC and IVA. 3 Percent If liver cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is about 1 in 33. Distant means that the cancer has spread to distant organs or tissues and is the same as stage IVB. The overall 5-year survival is better than 50 percent in patients with "resectable" tumors -- that is, tumors that can be completely removed. These patients are likely to do well if their tumors are removed when they're not suffering from cirrhosis or other serious health problems. At the present time, those who have early-stage liver cancers and get a liver transplant have a 5-year survival rate is in the range of 60% to 70%. Of course, the 5-year survival rate for liver cancer tends to be better if the cancer is found and treated at an earlier stage. The purpose of this video has been to provide quick, basic information on liver cancer survival rates. To learn more about liver cancer and related topics, in greater depth, click on the links below the video screen. And remember, you should rely only on advice from a medical professional in any matter related to your health.
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Low Heart Rate - Causes, Symptoms, Dangers
Abnormally low heart rate, or bradycardia, occurs when electrical signals that usually keep the heart beating rhythmically become disrupted. This video lists and describes the causes, symptoms and dangers of a low heart rate, which is known medically as bradycardia.
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Hell Gate NYC - Historic Dangerous Strait On The East River Of New York City
Hundreds of ships had sunk in this treacherous tidal strait on the East River separating Astoria, Queens from the area from Randall's Island and Wards Island - a section of land made up of two separate islands that are how joined by a landfill. Many New Yorkers refer to Hell Gate as Hell's Gate and believed it was so named because of the extremely choppy water that results from the collision of the tide coming in the and flow going out on the East River and the Harlem River. Actually though, the name "Hell Gate" is a corruption of the Dutch phrase Hellegat, which could mean either "hell's hole" or "bright gate/passage", The name was originally applied to the entirety of the East River. The strait was described in the journals of Dutch explorer Adriaen Block, who is the first European known to have navigated the strait, during his 1614 voyage aboard the Onrust. In this video, you can also see the Hell Gate Bridge in the distance. It's the brownish, crescent shaped structure located just beyond the RFK Bridge (formerly the Triboro Bridge). The Hell Gate Bridge was completed in 1917, and it connects Wards Island and Queens. The bridge provides a direct rail link between New England and New York City. Navigation in this area of the East River was extremely hazardous at one time because of rocks and converging tide-driven currents (see the video) from the Long Island Sound, the Harlem River strait, Upper Bay of New York Harbor and lesser channels. By the late 19th century, hundreds of ships had gone down in the Hell Gate area. In 1851 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began clearing obstacles from the strait with explosives, which took decades. A notable event occurred on On September 24, 1876, when the Corps ignited 50,000 pounds of explosives to smash the dangerous rocks. More blasting continued in subsequent years, and on October 10, 1885, the Corps exploded 300,000 pounds in a blast that was felt as far away as Princeton, New Jersey. While Hell Gate, or Hell's Gate, is now much smoother to sail than it used to be, you can see from this video I shot from the shore that it can still generate huge waves that toss small boats around violently. See http://bestnewyorkvideos.com to see more videos about living in New York City, NYC tourist attractions and free things to do and fun places to go in NYC.
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Chest Pain - Is It Angina Or Costochondritis?
Causes Of Rib Pain - What Is Costochondritis? https://youtu.be/amrORgXeErI Right Rib Pain https://youtu.be/0SC23hKN-5k Transcript: Chest Pain - Is It Angina Or Costochondritis? If you're experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort in the chest area, you should, of course, talk to your doctor right away. It could be angina, which as you probably know, is chest pain caused by heart problems. But sometimes chest pain comes from a condition called costochronditis, which can make you very uncomfortable, but is not as dangerous as angina. It's easy to mistake costochondritis for angina because the pain occurs in the same area of the upper torso. But there are some differences that are recognizable. Costochondritis pain comes from an inflammation of the cartilage connecting your ribs to your sternum, or breastbone. Often it results from a direct blow to the chest like the kind you get in certain sports activity, or in a car accident. If you've been doing some physical activity that requires lifting or pushing heavy objects, you're also a candidate for costochondritis. Anyone who's suffering an upper respiratory infection coughs and sneezes a lot, which can strain the cartilage connections between ribs and breastbone. These connections ae known, by the way, as costosternal joints. If you have a condition called fibromyalgia, you may develop costochondritis. Fibromyalgia causes pain that feels similar to arthritis. There are some ways to differentiate between angina and costochondritis. Costochondritis hurts in the specific areas where the ribs meet the breastbone. Angina is usually more widespread across the chest. Angina also feels as if it's coming from inside your chest. Angina grows more intense with activity. Costochondritis pain remains constant. The discomfort level of costochondritis pain varies. It may just be a dull, but constant ache. But it may also be sharp, intense, and distressing. For unknown reasons, costochondritis pain tends to occur on the left side of the breastbone. But it can occur on either side. Once again, if you're experiencing any kind of pain in the upper chest, it's best to play it safe and see a medical professional right away.. Let your doctors figure out if your pain is caused by costochondritis or angina. I have other videos that provide additional information on pain caused by costochondritis. Click on the links below to take a look at them.
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Stomach Ulcer - 10 Warning Signs
Related: Stomach Ulcer Causes https://youtu.be/VqCrc5LK0q4 Burning Stomach Pain Causes https://youtu.be/D38VwJV2zV0 What Is A Peptic Ulcer? https://youtu.be/7LNjZRkGTVE What Is A Gastric Ulcer? https://youtu.be/ieRdp2f6ncA Stomach Ulcer - 10 Warning Signs The #1, most common warning sign that you may have a stomach ulcer is a burning sensation or pain in the middle of your abdomen between your chest and navel. In most cases, you'll feel this pain more intensely when your stomach is empty. Pain can last and it can last for a few minutes to several hours. Here are some other warning signs. #2 Stomach pain may decrease when you eat, drink, or take antacids. #3 Unintentional or unexpected weight loss, often caused by a lack of appetite due to stomach pain #4 Often feeling full even though you haven't eaten as much as you normally would #5 Nausea and/or vomiting, especially if the vomit looks like coffee grounds. #6 A bloating feeling in the abdominal area #7 Frequent burping #8 A burning sensation in the chest (often called heart burn), caused when powerful stomach acid erupts into the esophagus and inflames tissue in the chest and throat (acid reflux). #9 Anemia (lack of red blood cells), which may trigger a frequent feeling of fatigue, shortness of breath, or pale skin. #10 Changes in the appearance of bowel movements, including the appearance of unusually dark, tarry stools. Pain from a stomach ulcer can range from mild to severe. Early diagnosis is important because ulcers can get worse if they aren’t treated. If bleeding occurs, an ulcer can even become life-threatening.
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Headache Behind the Eyes
Links to related videos: Migraine Reasons https://youtu.be/D0f1ftzyme8 Bad Headache Causes https://youtu.be/het5XMDkbh4 Causes For A Migraine Headache https://youtu.be/hf8wrRUKq1c Chronic Sinus Headache https://youtu.be/uvV2QXmwX9o Common Reasons For Headaches https://youtu.be/0U4jk7S9KaE Transcript of the video: Headache Behind the Eyes I'm doing this video about headaches behind the eyes because my wife has had to deal with severe headaches for years, and she often feels the most severe discomfort in the areas near the back of her eyes. So I've learned a lot about headaches and their causes since I've known her. I'm going to share some of what I've learned with you in this short video. Besides what experience experience has taught me, I'm also including some information from research I've done on the causes and effects of headaches behind the eyes. A headache behind the eyes can come from a number of causes, and it can trigger pain that lasts a few minutes, a few hours or a few days. These types of headaches are usually a symptom of some other problem or condition that affects the area. To relieve the headache, you first have to identify its cause. Causes of a headache behind the eyes Sinusitis and other infections and conditions that affect the respiratory system can cause a headache behind the eyes, as can a number of other physical disorders. Of course, tumors near the brain are sometimes a factor. But the most common problem causing headaches in the area behind the eyes is related to vision. For one reason or another, the lens is not able to focus light correctly on the retina. When this happens, your brain compensates by tightening muscles around the eyes. After a while, these muscles become strained, triggering discomfort. Pain behind the eyes can also be part of a headache that affects a larger part of your head. There are several different categories of headaches that may be factors. Tension and stress, anxiety, fatigue and lack of sleep can all contribute to a these types of headaches. Migraine - Migraines can be so severe they cause a visual aura: you see flashes of light, zigzagging patterns or even blind spots. Cluster - This type can be the most maddening and debilitating of all. Cluster headaches last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours or even longer. Sometimes, headaches result from malfunctioning blood vessels in your brain. These are caused by chemical changes in brain hormones. Your doctor is your best source of information about getting relief for headaches behind the eyes. I've produced several other videos on the related topics. You can find links to those videos below.
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Chronic Kidney Disease Stages
Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/kidneydisease to learn more about kidney health in general. Click on http://stayhealthyvideos.com/kidneydiet to get detailed information about a kidney healthy diet. Transcript: Chronic Kidney Disease Stages Chronic kidney disease stages define the progression of a serious and potentially life-threatening kidney problem: chronic kidney disease of CKD. Chronic kidney disease stages range from Stage 1 to Stage 5: the higher the number of the stage, the greater the progression of the disease. Chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that develops over an extended period of time. It can be decades before symptoms begin to present themselves. By the time symptoms are noticeable, a large percentage of kidney tissue may have been destroyed. There are many possible reasons behind this damage. Chronic kidney diseases stages are useful diagnostic tools for doctors, who can treat patients based on the stage their kidney disease has reached. Doctors use a measurement called the GFR to determine how efficiently your kidneys are functioning. GFR is an important factor in determining chronic kidney disease stages. Stage 1 - Damage at this stage is regarded as "mild." A GFR of 90-100 is typical. At Stage 1, you won't even know there's a problem and it's likely there will be no symptoms. Stage 2 - Filtration rate is lower, ranging from approximately 60 to 89. You probably still won't have any symptoms, but kidney function tests would begin to detect abnormal protein levels in the urine. Most people don't pay much attention to the texture of their urine, but when there's more protein than normal, it will sometimes look foamy. Foamy urine is a good reason to talk to your doctor. Stage 3 - When chronic kidney disease has reached this stage, you may notice changes in the pattern of urination. You may find you have to get up at night more often. A certain level of fatigue and weakness may begin to appear. Some occasional cramping, dry skin and generalized itchiness may occur. Tests might show that you have anemia. A GFR test will give you a reading between 30 and 59 at Stage 3. Stage 4 - Fluids begin to accumulate because chronic kidney disease has lowered the ability of the kidneys to perform their normal filtering functions. Symptoms become more numerous and prominent. You'll need the help of a nutritionist with your diet, limiting your phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Urinary output will decrease and you'll feel generally unwell. Your doctor will start to talk to you about the possibility of kidney dialysis. GFR will read between 15 and 29. Kidney function has been seriously compromised by this time. Stage 5 - This stage is critical and kidney failure is imminent if it hasn't already occurred. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease are obvious and may include nausea, vomiting, noticeable swelling and bloating, and almost no urine production. At Stage 5, the kidneys have basically stopped working and you'll either need kidney dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Chronic kidney disease is often discovered by accident because your doctor is treating you for some other disorder. Individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes are more prone to develop chronic kidney disease more often than those who don't have these conditions. So your doctor may want to run kidney function tests if you have hypertension or diabetes. There are also certain risk factors connected to chronic kidney disease. If you smoke, are obese, or are over 65 years old, your chances of developing chronic kidney disease are higher. CKD is also more prevalent in certain demographic groups, especially African-Americans, American Indians or Asian-Americans. Finally, you should be vigilant if you have a family history of kidney problems. When CKD is diagnosed in the early stages (mainly Stages 1 and 2), the progress of the disease can be slowed with medications and lifestyle changes. In many cases, however, it's impossible to reverse significant damage to kidney tissue that has already taken place.
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Early Liver Disease Symptoms
Early Liver Disease Symptoms Early liver disease symptoms and signs usually don't occur. Symptoms of liver disease don't often appear until the later stages of most liver conditions, and by then the liver may have suffered serious or permanent damage. You can't live without a functioning liver. Once liver failure occurs, there's only one option for survival: a liver transplant. That's why it's important to recognize liver disease symptoms and signs as early as possible. Liver function tests are among the most helpful diagnostic tools doctors use to identify early liver disease symptoms. Unfortunately, since most people don't often realize they have a problem, they don't talk to their doctor about getting them. When liver disease symptoms and signs do begin to appear, they might include Irregular sleep, including a tendency to sleep at odd hours and wake up in the middle of the night. Low or fluctuating energy levels. Lows tend to come in mid morning and mid afternoon. Losing weight becomes even more difficult than usual, even though you eat smarter and start exercising. Your skin and eyes will start to have a yellowish tint. Other skin problems conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general itchiness may appear. You may experience bad reactions to drugs and medications like headache pills, antibiotics and anti-histamines. Drinking even small amounts of alcohol even small amounts of alcohol can make you feel inebriated. You'll feel intense hangovers when you drink. Caffeine will have a much stronger effect and could keep you awake for hours. You may experience digestion problems, especially with creamy, oily and fatty foods. You may even feel nauseous after you eat them. You have stomach bloating and gas more often than usual. Eating asparagus will cause a strange smell in your urine. This is a classic early liver disease symptom. You'll occasionally experience a warm, flush feeling will start in your trunk and rise upward toward the head. You'll begin to get frequent headaches, heartburn and acid reflux. Certain substances may cause a severe reaction, especially cleaning products, gasoline, paint, perfumes, bleaches, and so on. Recognizing early liver disease symptoms and signs early is critical to successful treatment. The farther a liver disease progresses, the more dangerous it becomes. Unfortunately, many liver disease symptoms don't appear until a significant amount of damage has been done and liver function has been compromised.
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Causes of Lazy Eye
Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is not due to any eye disease. his video outlines some of the possible causes.
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