Published November 2, 2012 by

Anxiety Dizziness

Even though you have never experienced an anxiety attack, one of the ways to fully understand anxiety is through knowing about its symptoms. The key to understanding these attacks is in the body’s internal system.

Symptoms of Anxiety Attack are part of our body’s defenses

The body’s nervous system has developed over a number of millennia. For the most part, the human race has faced, head on, significant threats from ferocious animals, extreme weather conditions, and other people as well.

Because of this, the brain has evolved to figure out a way to respond instantaneously to these signs of trouble or danger, and more often than not, even before we become fully aware of it.

This physical manifestation was made by Walter Cannon and referred to it as the fight-or-flight response.

For example, think of being alone in the woods, in a cabin that you barely know. You then go outside so you can gather wood and light a fire inside. How does your body respond to this kind of situation?

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Published September 14, 2012 by

 Treatment of Gout

There are two main goals in the treatment of gout. The first is to relieve the pain associated with acute flares. The second is to lower the long term risk of gout attacks and the associated joint damage and kidney dysfunction by reducing the amount of uric acid (the cause of gout) in the body. There are many medications on the market today, not to mention measures you can take on your own to meet these goals.

When an acute attack of gout strikes, as indicated by pain, redness, swelling and heat in the affected joint, it is important to rest the gouty joint as much as possible. Next, ask a doctor which of the following medications is right for relieving the inflammation of gout. NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including ibuprofen, naproxen and indomethacin, are the go-to in treatment of gouty attacks. Aspirin, however, should be avoided due to its tendency to rapidly change uric acid levels in the blood, which could make an attack worse. Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory drug especially helpful in cases of gouty inflammation. If NSAIDs and colchicine prove ineffective, corticosteroids may be a better option.

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Published August 17, 2012 by

Daily Flossing

A good oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth at least two times a day, visiting your dentist at least twice a year and, yes, flossing every day. Flossing is a crucial part of cleaning your mouth, as it reaches places that your toothbrush does not reach.

 

Flossing is the best thing to use in order to remove the plaque that builds up between your teeth. Plaque is basically a layer full of bacteria which sticks on your teeth, and can cause gum problems. It also removes any tiny bits of food on your gums and teeth, which prevents you from having a bad breath. Flossing also helps polishing tour teeth and keeping them healthy for a long time, as it helps prevent periodontitis and other gum diseases which can lead to you teeth falling off.

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