Category: Disorders

People and Their Environment

7 October, 2014 (15:10) | Disorders | By: Health news

One, who wants to be healthy, not to suffer, let him grow flowers. They heal, revive, and rejuvenate people.

Love plants and forests to connect with the powers, acting in them. They are a warehouse of powers, from where one may draw what he needs for his body.

Why do the branches of some trees bend? If in somebody’s garden there are such trees, the owner has wicked thoughts and feelings. These wicked thoughts and feelings form improper mind waves, which are absorbed by the ether doppelganger of the plants and branches bend. This also concerns animals. The ferocity of beasts in the mountains and in woods increases by bad and ferocious thoughts and feelings of the people, which they adopt in their astral body. People have one responsibility for that.

Do not plant trees exactly next to your house. Plants inadvertently do harm to you. There is a thirst for water in plants. If you lie down under a walnut or fall asleep under another tree, you will see what they can do. They pull out the juices of life.

Even if you are ill, if you love flowers, you will recover soon. Flowers regulate the nervous system. It is good for someone nervous to water red flowers and smell them.

Eating without the involvement of the mind is not healthy. The way thoughts, feeling, and deeds are inseparable, thinking, breathing and eating shall be connected in the same way.

Take light, air, water and food consciously and with love to benefit from them, to have good results. If you take them just as mechanical goods, you will have poor results. While breathing, think that in the air besides oxygen and nitrogen, there is something else that brings life. While drinking water, think that besides hydrogen and oxygen, there is something else that brings life in it. Generally, any compound, any fruit has life in itself.

Good thoughts maintain the good states of the brain health, good feelings -the proper blood circulation and breathing, and good deeds – the health of the stomach system.

Beware of strong winds and flows. There are strong winds and warm flows that are dangerous to humans, because they take out the moisture from their bodies. Quiet winds are nice for air baths.

To improve people’s lives and their health, it is recommended for all external and internal purity. Purity is able to keep human health, to keep the energy and continue his life. GlobalCanadianPharmacy

It is required everybody to have physical, heart, and mental purity. On the streets, at home or in the mountains, everywhere, one must keep absolute purity. One, who consciously maintains the purity of the physical life, he will be clean in the heart and mental lives. It is not possible one to speak of a high ideal, of faith in God, if he does not keep the simplest purity of the physical world. One shall be clean in every respect!

Speech Disorders

17 March, 2010 (16:34) | Disorders | By: Health news

The speech is the most important way of communication in which symbols of the language are represented by verbal sound. Development of the language has some advantage in communication. In case of verbal language or speech, pronunciation of the words is very important part. It is very much possible that some people or a group will find it difficult to pronounce a particular word or will pronounce it incorrectly. It can also be possible for some that they have to make special practice and efforts for pronunciation of some words. Having little or no ability to pronounce some words of a language or pronouncing it in incorrect manner can be termed as language disorders

There can be various reasons for such disorders. These reasons can be physical or psychological in nature

In the treatise, many speech disorders have been explained in detail. As in case of speech, tongue plays very important part in this process. It has been discussed that in the stage of the production of speech the air is directed towards different region or organs in the buccal cavity. As this air hits these regions or organs different types of sound are generated. These sounds have been differentiated into vowels and consonants of the language. In case of the speech, the region where tongue redirects the air at; is considered as the originating region of that specific vowel or consonant. Pronouncing any alphabet with the tongue redirecting air at the region other than its originating region is considered as a language disorder. In Paninian grammar it is termed as kala’ type of disorder. If the force of the air is increased than normal in the process of speech then that type of disorder is termed as dhmaata’. This dhmaata’ type of pronunciation of alphabet though being short, sounds like a long vowel. At times, it sounds quite undistinguishable or unrecognizable sort of pronunciation then that type is termed as enikruta’ type of disorder. If the force of udaan vaayu is decreased than normal by which it is redirected at the originating region then that type is termed as ardhaka’ type of language disorder. This pronunciation in spite of being long; sounds like that of short vowel. If the pronunciation is done through the throat though it is not the proper originating site of that alphabet, this type is termed as grasta’. Pronunciation of an alphabet is done roughly is termed as nirasta’. Pronunciation of an alphabet made as in a song is termed as prageeta’ and closely present alphabet to the prageeta’ type which sounds as same as it is termed as upageeta’. Pronunciation is done with deep voice is termed as gambheer’ type of disorder. Pronunciation of an alphabet with tremors in the voice is termed as kshwinna’ type of speech disorder.
Muttering type of pronunciation is known as ambookruta‘ type of language disorder in Paninian grammar.

It is also possible to have some speech problems should be associated with psychological or psychiatric disorders. In case of some kind of psychic trauma, speech of a person can be affected and even some times loss. In such cases the pronunciation of the words and the sentence constructions of the language become difficult and there can be loss of communication. This can be termed as language disorders as well.

Apart from the language or speech disorders discussed earlier, deafness can be one of the reasons for such type of symptom. As per the process of understanding and learning the language, hearing ability is as important ability as the ability of speaking. Normally child learns the language by hearing what others are speaking and with the way of imitating the same. In case of deafness gone unnoticed, child fails to understand the existence of words and for that matter any sound and could not understand or imitate it. In this case the language center of the brain fails to develop and hence the child is considered as a mute child. If remains in such way for very long time, like many years, then later training too becomes difficult and the child remains without any cure for language or speech disorder.

Like deafness, there is a possibility of language disorder with respect to child if the child is suffering from mental retardation. Mental retardation is the condition, mostly congenital, where the development of the brain of the child is halted. In such cases, lots of centers of the brain, controlling various parts of the body are undeveloped. Mostly in all the cases, the speech or language centre remains undeveloped hence speech disorders are unavoidable in such cases.

There can also be some possibility of a disease may cause some kind of language or speech disorders. As in case of facial palsy or paraplegia (paralysis), the nerves associated with sensory as well as motor type of sense organ, tongue get affected. Because of this person can not use his/her tongue properly, can not redirect the air or udaan vaayu properly at the region in buccal cavity hence causes speech or language disorder. Apart fro any disease, there can be some neural disorder which can cause some trouble with respect to either speech area in the brain or the organ of tongue leading to speech disorder.

If primary aim is to correct the language or speech disorder then first we need to understand the exact cause behind it. As we have seen so many causes and conditions leading us to such disorder, we need to come to the real cause so as to think about the possible line of treatment. If language disorder is some kind of symptom of another disease as in case of facial palsy or paralysis then treatment should be done for those diseases so as to get rid of the disorder.

For any reason related to psychiatric or psychological nature, counseling is one of the effective ways of treatment. By this method, the problematic condition with the mind is sorted out by speaking with the person who is suffering from such disorders. It is highly possible that fear of something which bothers a person remaining in his/her subconscious may cause some speech disorders. Similarly if the mind reacts quicker than that of the speech, the co-ordination between these two important phenomenons then also the probability of speech disorders remains hence counseling helps to regain the control of the actions of mind and speech getting rid of the speech disorders.

There are some herbs providing some assistance with the speech disorder problem. These herbs are considered to have either some ability to provide some strength to the speech area of the brain or to provide some effect with the tongue and other parts of the buccal cavity. Herbs like combination of Acorus calamus, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Terminalia chebula, Zingiber officinale, Carum roxburghianum, Saussurea luppa, Piper longum and cumin seeds and rock salt with clarified butter (ghee) is considered helpful in correcting speech disorders. At the same time herbs like Anacyclus pyrethrom, medicated clarified butter (ghee) with various special herbs can also be useful for consumption.

Eating Disorders

13 December, 2009 (18:57) | Eating Disorders | By: Health news

It is important to learn and educate yourself as much as possible about eating disorders. They are caused and maintained by many complex underlying factors. Therefore it is very difficult to break the cycle of an eating disorder. Don’t be expecting your loved one to overcome her disease overnight, recovery takes time.

Follow the following tips in your family to balance your life with eating disorders:

  • Affirm your loved one on her strengths and abilities that are not related to her disorder. This can help your loved one help separate her self worth / esteem from weight, shape.
  • Engage in pastimes/ activities together that will not raise their anxieties/worries about food, weight etc. Again this can help your loved one to learn to base their self worth on strengths and abilities that are not related to food, weight and shape.
  • Communicate openly and express your worries and fears directly to your loved one. This can prevent you sending mixed messages and will help prevent confusion.
  • Don’t demand change or set ultimatums re: change. Respect that your loved one has a difficult road of recovery ahead and being patient can be supportive.
  • Don’t take control of their disorder and try to fix it yourself as this can cause your loved one to feel inadequate dependent and incompetent. Depending on its severity it can be appropriate to intervene. For example, if you ever felt your loved one’s life is at risk it is important seek medical professional help. Encourage her to attend a GP because of the health implications associated with an eating disorder it is important for your loved one to have her bloods, BMI, weight, bone density checked and if necessary monitored throughout her recovery.
  • Don’t brush it under the carpet. Your loved one will benefit from your support and concerned interest.
  • Don’t blame your loved one or yourself for this. This will only lead to anger, guilt and conflict. Gaining an understanding about it can help both you and your loved one to cope with recovery.
  • Encourage your loved one to seek professional help if necessary. If your loved one chooses not to discuss her recovery with you and confides in a source/professional outside of the family, embrace this decision.
  • Be aware of your own beliefs/attitudes about weight and shape as your beliefs can be indifferent to the approach your loved one needs.
  • Avoid giving your loved one ‘special’ treatment because of the eating disorder. This approach can cause your loved one to feel labeled; and identified with it while at the same time reinforcing her symptoms. Treat your loved one like any other friend /family member.
  • Be aware of your own needs and your family’s needs too. As eating disorders can be very distressing and consuming for the family it is important to take care of yourself and find support that will help you cope. Know your own limitations.
  • Allow your loved one to take responsibility for her own recovery by you offering her support, providing a listening ear while at the same time letting her make decisions by herself. This can increase her positive self belief re: recovery.
  • Remember recovery can take some time and it is about ‘trial and error’ for your loved one. Slips can happen, it is a normal part of the recovery process but it doesn’t mean that your loved one has ‘failed ‘or is back to the start.

Remember it is important to keep in mind that people do recover.

Bulimia Effects on the Brain

3 December, 2009 (16:34) | Eating Disorders | By: Health news

Bulimia can affect the brain in several ways.

First, it enslaves the attention system. The longer one has bulimia the more his/her attention system suffers. In some cases people even drop out of school, universities, give up on good jobs – all due to their inability to maintain attention and concentrate on their work.

In bulimics, food over-stimulates the attention centers represented through the central nervous system. The abnormal activation creates a state of emergency which brings forth the manifestation of the sympathetic nervous system (fight and flight response) when people think about binging food. As a result, the nervous system has to liberate more energy. The additional flow of energy into the human nervous system gives a feeling of relaxation or a floating feeling called a “high” during the binge.

When the binge finishes, the sufferer is soon drained out of energy and this causes a kind of a hangover and total depression of their attention factors this is the state between binges. The oscillation from over-flow to depression takes their attention fully and registers a shock on the central nervous system. That is why bulimics have difficulty maintaining attention on anything else except of food and binging. Such repeated experiences create enslavement of their attention and destroys their brain cells at the same time.

Secondly on a physiological level, brain function may be impaired as the sufferer doesn’t have enough glucose, lipids or other molecules that can be broken down for energy. Sometimes, in severe cases the brain even starts to consume its own tissue to get the energy. That’s why in chronic sufferers the brain may shrink as a result of lipids in the brain being broken down for energy. This can result in serious brain damage.

These people feel lethargic, confused, powerless and helpless. They can experience headaches, neck pains, back pains and other uncomfortable sensation in their bodies. Often, their aches and pains are of a psycho-somatic origin and not physical.

The brain can also suffer because of the effects caused by electrolyte imbalances. When people purge they lose enormous amount of important chemicals (electrolytes) which makes brain function slow or even impossible depending on the total loss.

Third, on a psychological level the brain is damaged by abnormal thinking patterns as the individual believes that they are overweight when they are clearly severely underweight or normal. Bulimics also have a fear of putting on weight. These abnormal thinking patterns are so strong that they overpower all other thinking processes. That’s why bulimics get so preoccupied with food, weight and body image.

To conclude, bulimia definitely changes the brain structure to an unhealthy level. It makes the brain think, differently, work differently, function and process information differently. The process of changing the brain is called neuroplasticity.

Neuroplasticity can be bad, but can be good it depends how the sufferer chooses to use it.

If bulimics start using neuroplasticity in a positive way they can reverse the damage which has been done by the bulimia and return their brain to a healthy level. And not just that; they can make their brain work like the brain of a genius if they use neuroplasticity correctly.

Anorexia Sings

20 November, 2009 (15:20) | Eating Disorders | By: Health news

Anorexia is an eating disorder problem that mostly occurs in younger people. This often takes place during one’s pubescent years. An anorexic individual usually refrain from ingesting something or eating just a tiny fraction of food, as their response to weight gaining. There are about ten percent of anorexic males, while the rest are females. There is a theory that backs up that people who’s suffering from anorexia are the ones who particularly view themselves in a negative way, most especially when weight is the topic. In reality, to everybody, they look as thin as a paper, but for them, things are different as they still see themselves as overweight.

This eating disorder is just like most disorders out there today, this problem also poses a great risk to one’s health, and has its own and unique symptoms. One of the main causes for concern is the severe inconsistency in one’s weight in comparison to one’s height and age. Some of its tell tale signs do include the inability to dine in public, one’s having an odd menstrual cycle, and one who is obsessed about his/her calorie intakes. Said symptoms can manifest in a lot of different ways, which ranges from physical problems to psychological problems.

There is no exact cause of this eating disorder that has already been found. However, there is an ongoing research that somehow has pointed its finger at how our world shows our teens what the exact image or body must be (through models, actresses, etc.). It is also knows that psychological factors plays a big part in one’s having an anorexia, this is coupled with abuse and other family dysfunction. This type of disorder does not necessarily require hospitalization, except for those who are already suffering from severe anorexia where one’s organs are beginning to fail. Recovery can be obtained for those who seek for help at its early stage.

Warning Signs For Anorexia in Teens

20 November, 2009 (04:49) | Eating Disorders | By: admin

Anorexia in teens is a serious problem that can turn into severe health issues, and potential death. It is not something that should be taken lightly, or ignored.

Statistics show that several teens hide eating disorders for months or years before someone takes notice. As a parent you need to understand the severe health and emotional problems that can come from anorexia, and be on the lookout for the warning signs so that you should your teen suffer from this problem you can help them get treatment quickly and easily.

What are the warning signs? There are certain signs that should put you on the watch for an eating disorder in your teen.

  • For example, an unnatural concern about body weight could be an indicator of a more serious problem. This is especially the case if the person is not overweight at all, and not really in danger of being overweight. This is a warning sign that should tell you that they have a warped sense of what body image should be, and that if not corrected, it could lead to more serious problems.
  • The next warning sign to be on the lookout for is an obsession with calories, fat grams and food or calorie counting. A normal teen without risk of anorexia will learn this stuff, take an interest, and forget it. If you find your teenager rejecting certain foods because of “calories” or “trans fats” or something similar, you may want to discuss their interest with them and evaluate if this is a sign of a problem with food, or a curiosity sparked by learning. Obsession with counting calories, or limiting food intake because of a fear of weight gain is a sure sign of eating disorder, or impending eating disorder.
  • Next, a huge warning sign for anorexia is that of using any medicines to keep from gaining weight (diet pills, laxatives, water pills, etc.). Teenagers should not be interested in such methods, and if you ever catch them using them, it should act as a big red flag that they are having a problem.

These are some of the more prevalent warning signs, of course in addition to that you may want to keep your eyes open for skipped meals, decreased appetite, etc. Most people with eating disorders will try and hide it if they are reducing their eating. They will have “legitimate” reasons for not being hungry, etc. However, as a parent you need to be wise to their reasons, and evaluate their honesty. If this becomes a frequent occurrence, even justified, you should look into it.

Of course, there are far more serious warning signs to watch for as well. Some indicate severity of an eating disorder, not a tendency toward potentially having one. Again, most teens with eating disorders, particularly anorexia, try and hide it, so you will have to be perceptive. Watch for things like refusing to eat or lying about how much was eaten. If you have to, scoop up their plate yourself, and make sure they finish it. Things like fainting can be a huge indicator of an eating disorder, specifically one that involves self starving. If your teen faints, talk to a physician about the reasons, and possibility of an eating disorder.

Over-exercising or an obsession with exercise is another sign of an eating disorder, as the two often go hand in hand because of the obsession with being thin. Not having periods is a warning sign that is easy to watch for. If you notice it has been a while since you purchased feminine products, or emptied a trash can with them in it, it could be a sign of an eating disorder as it messes with the monthly cycle and can eliminate it for a time. Lastly, watch for signs such as denial. Most teens who suffer from anorexia will swear there is nothing wrong, and make up excuses for their increased interest in their weight, their weight loss, or weight fluctuation.

Adrenal Gland Disorders

2 November, 2009 (21:48) | Disorders | By: Health news

The adrenals are two very important organs of the body. They are mainly responsible for releasing two (among others) important kinds of hormones directly related to stress and the bodies ability to deal with it: cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are important to the body for different reasons such as maintaining the metabolic rate of the digestive system, allowing for a healthy pregnancy for both the mother and the baby, sending the flight or fight response signals to the person, and even play a part in sexual maturity and reproduction.

But because the systems of the body can go hayware, there are instances wherein the adrenal glands produce deficits or too much of a certain type of hormone. Note that the body needs different hormones in order to do different types of functions.

Here are some of the common adrenal gland disorders which you may come across:

  • Pheochromocytoma – This is caused by the chromaffin cells wherein an overproduction of a catecholamines trigger high blood pressure. Because of this, a tumor develops right at the adrenal glands. Those that also grow outside the adrenal glands are known to be highly cancerous.
  • Addison’s Disease – This particular type of disorder in the adrenal glands happens when there is an insufficient production of the corticosteroids which are also being released through the adrenal glands. A person who has Addison’s disease is prone to different types of illnesses such as tuberculosis and even cancer.
  • Virilization – This disorder is known to be a cause of too much sexual hormones produced by the adrenal glands. With the overproduction of the testosterone, a female may possible turn out to be virile or produce physical characteristics that are more associated with males than with females.
  • Cushing’s Syndrome – This disorder breaks out when there is an overproduction of cortisol in the adrenal glands. The most common sign of this disorder is when a person experiences rapid weight gain, mostly seen at the neck area.
  • Hyperaldosteronism – This is characterized by the overproduction of the aldosterone which affects the sodium and potassium levels of the body.

Although you may not have any of these diseases, you could still have problems with your adrenal glands and it may be affecting the way you feel every day. Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome in which your adrenals underproduce cortisol, not to the extent of Addison’s disease, but enough to cause you to experience the following symptoms: fatigue, low stamina, low blood pressure, low sex drive, sudden weight gain, hypoglycemia and an inability to concentrate.