Monthly Archive: August 2011

Impotence Causes And Cures 0

Impotence Causes And Cures

Impotence Causes And Cures How does an Erection Occur? The penis contains two chambers, called the corpora cavernosa, which run the length of the organ (see figure 1). A spongy tissue fills the chambers. The corpora cavernosa are surrounded by a membrane, called the tunica albuginea. The spongy tissue contains smooth muscles, fibrous tissues, spaces, veins, and arteries. The urethra, which is the channel for urine and ejaculate, runs along the underside of the corpora cavernosa. Impotence Causes And Cures Erection begins with sensory and mental stimulation. Impulses from the brain and local nerves cause the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to relax, allowing blood to flow in and fill the open spaces. The blood creates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, making the penis expand. The tunica albuginea helps to trap the blood in the corpora cavernosa, thereby sustaining erection. Erection is reversed when muscles in the penis contract, stopping the inflow of blood and opening outflow channels. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF IMPOTENCE? Since an erection requires a sequence of events, impotence can occur when any of the events is disrupted. The sequence includes nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, and area of the penis, and response in...

Children With Cystic Fibrosis 0

Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Children With Cystic Fibrosis Parents who have children have tough times and it can be heartbreaking. Parents often feel guilt because they blame themselves because they passed the mutant gene on to their child. Fear may also be an emotion that a parent will have when their children are diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. It is normal for parents to feel these emotions and if they are having difficulty coping with the emotions, look for a support group in your area or search for an on-line Internet support group. Children With Cystic Fibrosis   You might be one of the twelve million Americans who are unaware they are carrying the mutant gene for cystic fibrosis. Infants are often diagnosed when they are first born because not pass the substance that all normal babies pass within the first few days of birth. Some infants may experience diarrhea and foul-smelling bowel movements. The feces may look greasy and the child may have chronic pain that cause them to cry. Their stomachs may become bloated and they may produce excess gas.   Other babies may not show any signs of the disease for several months. The baby may be eating healthy, have...

When Should You See A Doctor? 0

When Should You See A Doctor?

When Should You See A Doctor? If you suspect your child may have cystic fibrosis, you should contact your doctor immediately. Do you know you have a risk of passing on the mutant gene that causes cystic fibrosis? Does your child have other signs of this incurable disease? Those signs can be newborns that are not growing properly, chronic breathing and respiratory problems, and bulky, greasy stools. If your doctor is not growing steadily along the percentile curve may be a sign of cystic fibrosis. When Should You See A Doctor?   You should contact your doctor if your child has frequent upper respiratory infections, recurring bouts of pneumonia, or other breathing difficulties. A child that may already be at risk for cystic fibrosis should be taken to the doctor if they develop a fever, seem tired when they are normally active or have a decreased appetite. If you receive a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis for your child, schedule a visit to a clinic that specializes in that disease. Your child will need to see a doctor for periodic examinations to check for any lung or digestive problems that may be developing.   Do not despair if your child is...

Determining if you have irritable bowel syndrome 0

Determining if you have irritable bowel syndrome

Determining if you have irritable bowel syndrome Many individuals experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And this is a reality that has hounded a lot of people.   Ask yourself if you have the following symptoms for irritable bowel syndrome:   * Do you often have abdominal cramps or pains? * Are you almost always constipated? * Do you frequently experience diarrhea? * Have you always endured the feeling of being bloated? * Do you have feel nauseated?       If you have answered yes to at least three of the questions, then maybe it’s time for you to get checked up. Having Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is not the end of the world. It is just one difficulty that you can easily surpass with a lot of solutions:   Get a product. Colon cleanser is a known quick relief for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This natural solution comes in as a form of gift to unanswered prayers. It helps your body to naturally cleanse out harmful toxins and substances that contribute to indigestion.   Change your lifestyle. When was the last time you have a good round of exercise? Do you still have strenuous activities that would help you burn...

Not Your Usual Quit Smoking Talk 0

Not Your Usual Quit Smoking Talk

Not your usual quit smoking talk Sure you have heard and probably even read a lot on why you should start to quit smoking. You might think that this, yet again, would be another long sermon on what you should do with your life. But hey, we won’t even delve on that. Quit smoking or stopping yourself from taking too much alcohol are just one of the many things that people are concerned of. However, we believe that these kinds of things should be left on the individual alone. We may not be comfortable seeing people letting their lifespan shorten by drinking or smoking but we have to remember that they can do whatever they want to do. Although you may want to keep on lighting those cigarette sticks as long as there is time, you should also be realistic enough of the consequences you are going to encounter in the future. To give you a preparation, here are some of the likely situations you will find yourself into. Lower sense of taste and smell Studies have already cited that smoking impairs an individual’s sense of taste and smell. This means that a regular smoker is very likely to have dysfunctional sense of smelling and tasting. Parchment-like skin...

Nature Can Help You Quit From Smoking 0

Nature Can Help You Quit From Smoking

 Quit from smoking with help from mother nature Needing a support team during the process of quit from smoking is just normal. Your family and loved ones will always be there for you. Expect them to be the first ones to cheer you on. You may even be surprised to know that Nature also wants you to cope with the habit. Aside from the protection you can give to your loved ones, quitting smoking will also contribute to the protection for Mother Earth. Encouraging people to do so would also mean more love for nature. The smoke from cigarette and tobacco sticks contributes to the depletion of the environment. Having an individual quit from smoking makes a difference. It might probably be due to these benefits that Nature offers to be of help to those individuals. With its wide array of plants, fruits and herbs, Nature has everything that you can use to aid you from quitting smoking. Here are some of these gifts: Avena sativa Avena Sativa has been popular because of its capacity to fight off very serious addiction to certain drugs. As a matter of fact, this herb has been linked to studies preventing the addiction to Opium. Using avena sativa will also help you be relieved...

Introduction – Infertility 0

Introduction – Infertility

Introduction – Infertility Causes of Male Infertility What are the indications for male infertility? Statistics show that in at least 40% of infertile couples, there is a male factor contributing to the problem. Male fertility screening is done through semen analysis. The general rule is that the lower the sperm count and the poorer the sperm quality, the longer it will take and the more difficult it may be for a pregnancy to occur. However, even men with very low sperm counts may eventually be successful in causing a pregnancy. The sperm count only needs to be high enough for that one time that ovulation occurs, in order for a pregnancy to be possible. What are the major factors affecting sperm production? Oligospermia is the term used to describe the condition when the sperm count is low. If there are no sperm at all in the semen sample, the condition is termed azoospermia. In such cases, the clinic will wish to see the man to take a more detailed history and to examine him. In his history, specific questions will be asked about any past condition that may have affected the testicles. For instance, he will have to answer queries...

Reflexology Statistics 0

Reflexology Statistics

Reflexology Statistics With all of the different types of alternative medical treatments that are out there, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. There are some types of alternative treatments that can easily be dismissed as pseudoscience, with no real positive effect on the human body. Other types of treatments, however, may seem outlandish when compared to the techniques used in western medicine, but in all actuality can be very helpful when it comes to helping you to get over a type of illness. In this article, we’ll focus on the alternative therapy known as reflexology, giving you a basic idea of how effective the treatment is by giving you some statistics that have been collected regarding the practice. Reflexology Statistics Reflexology is a type of treatment that involves the manipulation of certain pressure points and nerve endings that are located in the feet and hands in order to achieve a specific effect elsewhere in the body. There are several thousand nerve endings in each foot, which mean that they can be helpful when it comes to treating pain elsewhere in the body. Different parts of the feet correspond to different parts of the body due...

Valvular Heart Disease 0

Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular Heart Disease Valvular heart disease affects the valves of the heart. Only four valves service the heart. Their job is to allow the blood to flow through the heart in only one direction. To work properly, each valve must open and close completely at the right time. Valvular Heart Disease     The heart valves can develop problems or disease for many reasons. Sometimes the valves are not normal at birth. Rheumatic fever can cause valve disease. Bacteria can infect the heart valves. Injured valves makes a sound as the blood passes through them. The sound is called a murmur and is best heard through a stethoscope. Not all murmurs mean that there is a valve problem.   A stenotic valve is stiff and cannot open well because it has narrowed. This makes it harder for blood to pass through it. It also may allow blood to leak backward through it. Treatment depends on how well the valve functions.     A valve that does not close completely, so that blood goes backwards, is referred to as “insufficient” or “incompetent.” This makes the heart work harder by causing it to pump some of the same blood twice. When this...

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