Showing posts from August, 2015

Helpful Medicines That You Should Carry While Traveling

Sudden sicknesses are very common to human life. You may be completely healthy and fit with a full-functioning immune system, but you may feel sick all of a sudden, because a disease or condition often doesn't attack with easily identifiable symptoms. So, if you are traveling to a place far from your home, you should keep a few medications for some common conditions, so that you can avoid unwanted discomforts. These include: Motion Sickness Motion sickness is one of the common conditions that you may experience while travelling in a car, train, airplane or boat. It is a disturbance of the balance-sensing system (inner ear, eyes and sensory nerves) that is caused by repeated motion. It usually develops with a feeling of unwell, sweating, headache and/or dizziness, and is quickly followed by nausea and/or vomiting. Children between 5 and 12 years of age, women, older adults and people with a migraine problem are mostly affected by motion sickness. To avoid the discomforts of a s

The Difficulties of Battling Cancer

Being diagnosed and treated for cancer is something that no one would like to go through. But, unfortunately, thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer everyday. The pain and uncertainty are a combination of two of the most stressful things humans will ever face. Thankfully, research and treatments have come a long way in recent years. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of people suffering from types of cancer that are fatal in the majority of instances. These people are most likely left unable to work soon after their diagnosis. Along with battling terminal cancer, they also become unable to financially provide for their families and selves. Generally, either the cancer itself or its treatments will render a person physically unable to work. There are many aspects of having cancer that can make it impossible for a person to work. Five of the most common reasons are: High levels of pain Medication/chemotherapy side effects Treatment side effects and/or scheduling conf

What Are Co-occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders (COD), also known as dual diagnosis, is a condition in which people develop both substance dependence and psychological disorders at the same time, and vice versa. However, it's not that a patient with COD only have two disorders at the same time. They may have one or more disorders associated with the substance use and one or more conditions related to the mental health. Some Quick Facts Co-occurring disorders affect approximately 8.9 million Americans annually; however, only 7.4% of them receive proper treatment. Almost 75% of substance abusers have at least one serious psychological disorder. About 29% of mental health patients have a current or previous substance use problem. How Co-occurring Disorders Occur? Nearly all addictive substances affect the brain in many different ways. They, most frequently, cause chemical imbalances in the brain by either directly or indirectly over stimulating its reward system, increasing the level of dopamine. Dopa