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How to Treat Hashimoto's Disease?

To treat a disease it is important to treat its cause. The basic cause behind Hashimoto's disease is faulty immune system which attacks the thyroid gland and causes its inflammation and under activity which is called hypothyroidism. Up till now there is no treatment discovered to treat faulty immune system. The only thing which can be done in this case is try to keep the hormone level normal which can be adversely disturbed due to hypothyroidism Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment for Hashimoto's disease starts with careful observation to determine the possibility of hypothyroidism. If no symptom found then doctor apply wait and see approach rather than suggesting some medication.

New Report Finds Low Adult Vaccination Rates For Pneumonia In U.S.

A new report, Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives, released by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) found that more than 30 percent of adults ages 65 and older had not been immunized against pneumonia in 36 states as of 2008. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other experts recommend that all seniors should be vaccinated against pneumonia, which is a one-time shot for most individuals, since seniors who get the seasonal flu are at risk for developing pneumonia as a complication. Nationally, 33.1 percent of seniors had not been immunized against pneumonia, and even in the state with the highest immunization rate - Oregon - more than one quarter (26.

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How to Treat Hemorrhoid Pain - Even a Mild Case Hemorrhoid

When you are dealing with hemorrhoids, even a mild case, you will also be dealing with pain. While it is true that most mild cases of hemorrhoids will disappear on their own in a few weeks, you will want to have a few ideas to treat hem pain up your sleeve, just in case. Some good ideas include: Take aspirin. Not only does aspirin help treat the pain, it also thins the blood, which can help prevent or treat hemorrhoids. Avoid aspirin if you are suffering from bleeding hemorrhoids though, as they may bleed more with aspirin in your blood! For more severe pain, Ibuprofen can be an effective method to treat pain. This is usually available over the counter, or speak to your pharmacist for other ideas on treating your pain.

Adhesions - Preparing For Surgery

Adhesions. What does the doctor know that he has failed to inform you? For many who suffer from adhesions, the doctor (or surgeon) may fail to provide critical information to the patient or family of the patient who is scheduled to undergo adhesiolysis (removal of adhesions). Let's face it, as unpopular as it may be, the medical industry has less stringent requirements by which to adhere than many other (less critical) decisions a person will make during his or her lifetime. For instance, in many states, a person selling a home has an obligation to make full and proper disclosure of all information to the buyer of the home. If the buyer finds a problem with the home that he feels you, the seller, knew but did not disclose at the time of sale, you can bet you will find yourself standing in a courtroom explaining just why you failed to provide information that has now affected the buyer of your home.

Bacteria Toxic To Wound-Treating Maggots

Bacteria that infect chronic wounds can be deadly to maggot 'biosurgeons' used to treat the lesions, show researchers writing in the journal Microbiology. The findings could lead to more effective treatment of wounds and the development of novel antibiotics. Scientists from the Copenhagen Wound Healing Centre, Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark showed that maggots applied to simulated wounds heavily infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, were unable to treat the wound and were left dead after 20 hours. Chronic wounds, such as leg ulcers, affect 1% of the Western population and are painful and difficult to treat.

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Living With Parkinson's Disease - Conquering The Little Mountains

Independent? Self-sufficient? Strong-willed? Proud? Do these words describe you? These adjectives are the very ones that will help you manage your Parkinson's Disease. You are not the type of person who gives up when faced with difficulty. BRAVO! On the other hand, facing Parkinson's without physical or emotional support is not a good or necessary option. This is the first in a series of articles aimed at sharing information for living with Parkinson's Disease. I am qualified only as a person who has Parkinson's and as the daughter of Parkinson parents. That's right, both my mother and father had this wretched disease. I was diagnosed 10 years ago in the very earliest stage of the disease.

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