About Heart Burns and How To Treat It.

Heart Burnis an irritating discomfort and normally you are asked to take an Antacid to get rid of it.

Cumin -Spice Group

What people may not know is that regular use od Antacid disturbs chemical Balance of the Body and it is dangerous to fool around with the Chemical Balance.

Some tips were published in the TIME.

Best natural  Remedy is: Take  Half Teaspoon Each of Cumin and Pepper( not pepper powder) and one Teaspoon of Salt( Crystals).

Take all the three together and if needed take a glass of water after chewing the mixture.

The relief is instantaneous.


Small, frequent meals

Meals are often a trigger for GERD symptoms. In fact, all-you-can-eat buffets are almost always a recipe for heartburn.

A very full stomach can cause the valve between your stomach and esophagus (known as the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES) to relax, pushing stomach acids back up into the esophagus.

Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than the standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Don’t make that last meal too late, though: Eating close to bedtime can trigger GERD symptoms as well.)

Be it chocolate or caffeine, certain foods and drinks are notorious for exacerbating GERD symptoms.

The list includes spicy foods, fatty red meat, French fries (and other fried foods), citrus fruit, raw onion, tomatoes, butter, oil, peppermint, chocolate, and caffeine.

You don’t have to doom yourself to a diet of bananas and boiled chicken, however. Visit our slideshow on heartburn-easing foods for some delicious GERD-friendly recipes.

Don’t drink alcohol

Alcohol is a bad idea for most people with GERD, especially if you drink too much, or on a regular basis.

Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, which lets stomach acid creep into the esophagus.

A 1999 study in the American Journal of Medicine found that the percentage of people reporting reflux symptoms increased with the number of drinks consumed weekly. Those who quaffed more than seven drinks per week were the most likely to have heartburn.



‘Burnout in Job’ feeling’ -This too Shall Pass..

Of late we hear the term ‘burn out’ complaints from  people from various Professions.

It is not restricted to workers alone.

It is being aired by Sportsmen and other professionals too.

It is not as though that this is a new phenomenon.

You get distracted,become disinterested in what you are doing, not happy with what you are doing at present,irritability,sense of not doing well in your job and psychosomatic disorders.

Let us understand this.

When some one has been doing things regularly and keeps on reflecting on it,this  some times is influenced by peer Group,one gets the feeling you have had enough.


This is your present state of mind rather impressions triggered by constant reflection on what you have been doing or it might be what is called ‘reaching the Plateau’

This is normal.

A little further reflection will show you that when you are off from what you have been doing, especially in a profession, after a couple of days later you shall be wanting to do the thing you want now to avoid.

Then you might not get what you want and the frustration that it entails will be very severe.

Your self-esteem will take a beating then.

We all do certain things in Life whether we like them or not for they are the very essence  for our well-being both economically and emotionally.

One must understand that these fleeting impressions are really what they are,- temporary.

Best is to ride it out by taking a break ,say, for a couple of weeks keeping away from what you have been doing and spend time with family and friends and have a change of place for an outing.

Have Hobbies.

If you don’t have one, develop one-like Reading ,writing  anything.

If you are a believer ,Trust in God and do what you ought to.

You will find that you loved what you have been doing all along.

And don’t think too much – do not take these impressions and your self-analysis seriously.

Too much of Rationalization shall kill the Joy of Living.

In Life , nothing is Rational.

This too shall Pass.

Mind you this is from one who used to act impulsively at the drop of a hat and regretted it later.

Working conditions are important determinants of health. The aims of this article are to 1) identify working conditions and work characteristics that are associated with workers’ perceptions that their work is harmful to their health and 2) identify with what symptoms these working conditions are associated.

We used the Swiss dataset from the 2005 edition of the European Working Conditions Survey. The dependent variable was based on the question “Does your work affect your health?”. Logistic regression was used to identify a set of variables collectively associated with self-reported work-related adverse health effects.

A total of 330 (32%) participants reported having their health affected by work. The most frequent symptoms included backache (17.1%), muscular pains (13.1%), stress (18.3%) and overall fatigue (11.7%). Scores for self-reported exposure to physicochemical risks, postural and physical risks, high work demand, and low social support were all significantly associated with workers’ perceptions that their work is harmful to their health, regardless of gender or age. A high level of education was associated with stress symptoms, and reports that health was affected by work was associated with low job satisfaction.

Many workers believe that their work affects their health. Health specialists should pay attention to the potential association between work and their patients’ health complaints. This is particularly relevant when patients mention symptoms such as muscular pains, backache, overall fatigue, and stress. Specific attention should be given to complaints of stress in highly educated workers.


Radiation Sickness and Treatment.

There is no cure for radiation.Some accepted treatments are provided here,.

Some useful information.

Symptoms of Radiation sickness

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Radiation sickness includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

There is no cure for radiation sickness, which is caused by body tissue exposed to radioactive substances. The symptoms are treated on a case by case basis since the degree of sickness and the symptoms vary from person to person. The effects cannot be reversed, but if they’re treated in a timely manner the damage may be contained.

Read more: How to Treat Radiation Sickness | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2070353_treat-radiation-sickness.html#ixzz1I950g8YG

Treatment List for Radiation sickness

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Radiation sickness includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.



Medical management of Radiation Causalities.



About Hyperthyroidism.

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Following symptoms are normally associated with Hyperthyroidism.

Exhibition of some or  any of these symptoms need not be due to Hyperthyroidism.

Better check with the Doctor to eliminate the  possibility.

Thyroid problems can be managed , but they are not curable.

However, there is nothing to worry about  if one takes the medicines correctly and follow diet.

Check with the Doctor once in a month.

Typical symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, tremors, and weight loss. Some people with hyperthyroidism can have an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter.

Many symptoms of hyperthyroidism affect the eyes. These include bulging eyes, eye puffinesslight sensitivity, and an intense stare.

Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include increased sensitivity to heat, weaknessfatigue,confusion, extremely smooth skin and changes in the nails.

Complications and some symptoms of hyperthyroidismcan be life-threatening and include hypertension,palpitationscardiac arrhythmiarapid heart rate,angina and heart failure….more about Hyperthyroidism »





Diagram of the menstrual cycle (based on sever...
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Nothing to really worry about.

During the process, one is likely to become depressed and irritable.

please take it as it comes and avoid drugging.

Important that those around understand this and be understanding of the individual and do not be aggressive towards them.

Menopause Basics

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term “menopause” is commonly used to describe any of the changes a woman experiences either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.


The time of a woman’s life following menopause is called postmenopause. During this time, many of the bothersome symptoms that a woman experienced prior to menopause, gradually ease for most women. But as a result of several factors including a lower level of estrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease

What Causes Menopause?

A woman is born with a finite number of eggs, which are stored in the ovaries. The ovaries also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which regulate menstruation and ovulation. Menopause occurs when the ovaries no longer produce an egg every month and menstruation stops.

Menopause, when it occurs after the age of 40, is considered “natural” and is a normal part of aging. But, some women can experience menopause early, either as a result of surgery, such as hysterectomy, or damage to the ovaries, such as fromchemotherapy. Menopause that occurs before the age of 40, regardless of the cause, is called premature menopause.

How Does Natural Menopause Occur?

Natural menopause is the permanent ending of menstruation that is not brought on by any type of medical treatment. For women undergoing natural menopause, the process is gradual and is described in three stages:

  • Perimenopause. Perimenopause typically begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually produce less estrogen. Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last one to two years of perimenopause, the decrease in estrogen accelerates. At this stage, many women experience menopause symptoms (see below).
  • Menopause. Menopause is the point when it’s been a year since a woman has her last menstrual period. At this stage, the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs and producing most of their estrogen.
  • Postmenopause. These are the years after menopause. During this stage, menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, ease for most women. However, health risks related to the loss of estrogen increase as the woman ages.

What Conditions Cause Premature Menopause?

Premature menopause can be the result of genetics, autoimmune disorders, or medical procedures. Here are some other conditions that may cause early menopause.

  • Premature ovarian failure. Normally, the ovaries produce both estrogen and progesterone. Changes in the levels of these two hormones occur when the ovaries, for unknown reasons, prematurely stop producing eggs. When this happens before the age of 40, it is considered to be premature ovarian failure. Unlike premature menopause, premature ovarian failure is not always permanent.
  • Induced menopause. “Induced” menopause occurs when the ovaries are surgically removed for medical reasons, such as uterine cancer or endometriosis. Induced menopause can also result from damage to the ovaries caused by radiation or chemotherapy.

Perimenopause, or menopause transition, is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s, but can start in a woman’s 30s or even earlier as well.

Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last one to two years of perimenopause, this decline in estrogen accelerates. At this stage, many women experience menopausal symptoms.

The time of a woman’s life following menopause is called postmenopause. During this time, many of the bothersome symptoms that a woman experienced prior to menopause, gradually ease for most women. But as a result of several factors including a lower level of estrogen, postmenopausal women are at increased risk for a number of health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease


What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Most women approaching menopause or who are postmenopausal will experience hot flashes, a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the upper body that is often accompanied by blushing and some sweating. The severity of hot flashes varies from mild in most women to severe in others.

Other common symptoms experienced around the time of menopause include:

Not all women get all of these symptoms.

How Do I Know When I Am Going Through Menopause?

When you begin to notice the signs of menopause, either you’ll suspect the approach of menopause on your own, or your doctor will put two and two together when you report your symptoms. Two very simple tests can accurately determine what’s going on and what stage of menopause you’re in. Your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels will dramatically rise as your ovaries begin to shut down; these levels are easily checked through one blood test.

In addition, your vaginal walls will thin, and the cells lining the vagina will not contain as much estrogen. Your doctor will simply take a Pap-like smear from your vaginal walls — simple and painless — and analyze the smear to check for vaginal “atrophy,” the thinning and drying out of your vagina. It helps if you keep track of your periods and chart them as they become irregular. Your menstrual pattern will be an added clue to your doctor about whether you are pre- or perimenopausal.

What Long-Term Health Problems Are Associated With Menopause?

The loss of estrogen associated with menopause has been linked to a number of health problems that become more common as women age.

After menopause, women are more likely to suffer from:

  • Osteoporosis.
  • Heart disease.
  • Poor bladder and bowel function.
  • Poor brain function (increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease).
  • Poor skin elasticity (increased wrinkling).
  • Poor muscle power and tone.
  • Some deterioration in vision, such as from cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye) and macular degeneration (breakdown of the tiny spot in the center of the retina that is the center of vision).

There are a number of treatments to consider that can reduce the risks associated with menopause.



Most women experience menopause around the age of 51. Occasionally, menopause happens after the age of 60 or as young as 45 years of age.

You can also go through menopause f you have had your ovaries removed or have sustained damage to your ovaries, like the damage that can occur from radiation treatments. Perimenopause, which occurs three to five years before menopause happens, is also something to watch out for that signals menopause is not far away. This is when biological and hormonal changes as well as physical symptoms start to occur. There are many body changes during menopause that women go through.


When you reach menopause, your ovaries produce less progesterone and estrogen because of aging. These are the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. This does not happen overnight; it is a slow process that begins in perimenopause. During this time of falling hormone levels, your menstrual bleeding pattern typically becomes irregular.

Some women may go through bleeding that is greater than usual during their periods. Others go through periods that are very light, missed or overdue for numerous months to even a year before the periods stop completely. It is critical to understand that you can still become pregnant even when your periods are missed or light until menopause is complete.

Hot Flashes

One of the most common symptoms of menopause is hot flashes. When you have a hot flash, you may feel warm from your chest up to your head, usually in wave-like feelings. This can result in a flushed, red look in the face and neck, especially in fair-skinned women.

Many women sweat or feel sick to their stomach and dizzy. Some additionally have a headache and feel like their heart is beating very fast and their pulse rate increases, and can make you perspire in order to cool the body down. Hot flashes are frequently followed by a cold chill and some women only feel the chill.

Vaginal Dryness

During and after menopause, as estrogen levels fall, the vagina’s lining slowly becomes thinner and less able to stretch. The vagina additionally is not able to manufacture as much lubrication or wetness throughout sexual arousal. These changes in the body can cause sex to be very uncomfortable or painful. You can talk to your physician about the risks and benefits of utilizing prescription estrogen cream for vaginal problems.

Additionally, there are some over-the-counter water-based sexual lubricants or vaginal moisturizers to make sex less painful. It can also lead to vaginal inflammation called atrophic vaginitis. These changes can make you more prone to get bacterial overgrowth, urinary tract infections or yeast infections.

Other Changes

There are some other body changes during menopause that you might experience. Some women experience sleep disorders, such as nighttime hot flashes and lack of sleep. Even though the chemical changes that occur in your body during menopause does not increase the chance of having depression, many women have major life changes during menopause and middle age that can increase the chances of her becoming depressed.

Some women complain of irritability or other mood problems during menopause. Part of the problem could be the poor sleep because of the nighttime hot flashes and lack of sleep. Since estrogen levels drop and stay at a low point during menopause, there is a greater chance of developing osteoporosis which is a condition of the bones thinning. Each woman experiences menopause in a different way. There are many ways to resolve the body changes during menopause.






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