Sunday, September 30, 2012

HIV Signs signs that you have HIV How to avoid HIV HIV cure

When I opened the website to check for my email, at the front page of the site I saw a very important information for our health so I decided to include this information into my blog in case people may visit my site they can read it and I can help those people to be aware about this disease or virus. This article is about the HIV Infection and its symptoms if a person is infected with this virus.

What is HIV?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.

Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS).

But sometimes HIV symptoms don't appear for years-sometimes even a decade-after infection.

"In the early stages of HIV infection, the most common symptoms are none," says Michael Horberg, MD, director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente, in Oakland, Calif. One in five people in the United States with HIV doesn't know they have it, which is why it's so important to get tested, especially if you have unprotected sex with more than one partner or use intravenous drugs.

Here are the signs that you may have or you are being infected with HIV.

One of the first signs of ARS can be a mild fever, up to about 102 degrees F. The fever, if it occurs at all, is often accompanied by other usually mild symptoms, such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat. "At this point the virus is moving into the blood stream and starting to replicate in large numbers," says Carlos Malvestutto, MD, instructor of infectious diseases and immunology in the department of medicine at NYU School of Medicine in New York City. "As that happens, there is an inflammatory reaction by the immune system."  

The inflammatory response generated by your besieged immune system also can cause you to feel tired and lethargic. Fatigue can be both an early and later sign of HIV. Ron, 54, a public relations executive in the Midwest, started to worry about his health when he suddenly got winded just walking. "Everything I did, I got out of breath," he says. "Before that I had been walking three miles a day." Ron had tested HIV positive 25 years before feeling so tired; fatigue during acute, or newly contracted, HIV might not be so obvious.

Achy muscles, joint pain, swollen lymph nodes
ARS is often mistaken for the flu, mononucleosis, or another viral infection, even syphilis or hepatitis. That's not surprising: Many of the symptoms are the same, including pain in the joints and muscles and swollen lymph glands. Lymph nodes are part of your body's immune system and tend to get inflamed when there's an infection. Many of them are located in your armpit, groin, and neck.

Skin rash
Skin rashes can occur early or late in the course of HIV/AIDS. For Ron, this was another sign that he might not have run-of-the-mill allergies or a cold. "They were like boils, with some itchy pink areas on my arms," Ron says. The rashes can also appear on the trunk of the body. "If [the rashes] aren't easily explained or easily treated, you should think about having an HIV test," Dr. Horberg says.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Anywhere from 30% to 60% of people have short-term nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the early stages of HIV, Dr. Malvestutto says. These symptoms can also appear as a result of antiretroviral therapy and later in the infection, usually as the result of an opportunistic infection. "Diarrhea that is unremitting and not responding at all to usual therapy might be an indication," Dr. Horberg says. Or symptoms may be caused by an organism not usually seen in people with healthy immune systems, he adds.

Weight loss
Once called "AIDS wasting," weight loss is a sign of more advanced illness and could be due in part to severe diarrhea. "If you're already losing weight, that means the immune system is usually fairly depleted," Dr. Malvestutto says. "This is the patient who has lost a lot of weight even if they continue to eat as much as possible. This is late presentation. We still see a lot of these." It has become less common, however, thanks to antiretroviral therapy. A person is considered to have wasting syndrome if they lose 10% or more of their body weight and have had diarrhea or weakness and fever for more than 30 days, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Dry cough
A dry cough was the first sign Ron had that something was wrong. He at first dismissed it as bad allergies. But it went on for a year and a half-and kept getting worse. Benadryl, antibiotics, and inhalers didn't fix the problem. Neither did allergists. This symptom-an "insidious cough that could be going on for weeks that doesn't seem to resolve," Dr. Malvestutto says-is typical in very ill HIV patients.

Night sweats
About half of people get night sweats during the early stages of HIV infection, Dr. Malvestutto says. These can be even more common later in infection and aren't related to exercise or the temperature of the room. Similar to the hot flashes that menopausal women suffer, they're also hard to dismiss, given that they soak your bedclothes and sheets.

Nail changes
Another sign of late HIV infection are nail changes, such as clubbing (thickening and curving of the nails), splitting of the nails, or discoloration (black or brown lines going either vertically or horizontally). Often this is due to a fungal infection, such as candida. "Patients with depleted immune systems will be more susceptible to fungal infections," Dr. Malvestutto says.

Confusion or difficulty concentrating
Cognitive problems could be a sign of HIV-related dementia, which usually occurs late in the course of the disease. In addition to confusion and difficulty concentrating, AIDS-related dementia might also involve memory problems and behavioral issues such as anger or irritability. It may even include motor changes: becoming clumsy, lack of coordination, and problems with tasks requiring fine motor skills such as writing by hand.

Tingling and weakness
Late HIV can also cause numbness and tingling in the hands and feet. This is called peripheral neuropathy, which also occurs in people with uncontrolled diabetes. "This is when the nerves are actually damaged," Dr. Malvestutto says. These symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers and antiseizure medicines such as Neurontin (gabapentin).

Menstrual irregularities
Advanced HIV disease appears to increase the risk of having menstrual irregularities, such as fewer and lighter periods. These changes, however, probably have more to do with the weight loss and poor health of women with late-stage infection rather than the infection itself. Infection with HIV also has been associated with earlier age of menopause (47 to 48 years for infected women compared to 49 to 51 years for uninfected women)

This are the symptoms if you are being infected by HIV. 

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

What is Malunggay?

Malunggay Scientific Name : Moringa Oleifera

Also known as: (Malunggáy) in Philippines, (Sajina) in India, (Shojne) in   Bengal, (Munagakaya) in   Telugu, (Shenano) in   Rajasthani, (Shevaga) in   Marathi, (Nuggekai) in Kannada, (Drumstick Tree, Horse Radish Tree, Ben Oil Tree) in English, (La mu) in Chinese.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tramadol for pain

Suffering from Pain? Take Tramadol!
Tramadol Hydrochloride is a well-known centrally acting opioid pain killer. This drug is used as a pharmacologic treatment for moderate to moderately severe pain. It is often used for a huge array of applications which include treatment for acid reflux, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, post-op pain, cancer pain, arthritic pain, injury-related pain, and many more. Since its pain relieving properties resemble much like a narcotic, experts say that Tramadol HCl should never be taken if you have ever been addicted to any controlled substance, including drugs and alcohol. A patient taking the drug should never share it with another person, especially someone with a history of drug and alcohol abuse. You are advised to keep the drug in a safe and dry place where others cannot have access to it.

A life lived with pain is not a happy life. Having to experience an unpleasant, possibly agonizing sensation, whether acute or chronic, is never something to look forward to. Such a feeling is a sign that tells the body that something is wrong. It tells that unless the source is fixed or eliminated, you will feel the horrible sensation that goes along with it.

All about Hepatitis Disease

Hepatitis A / Hepatitis B / All about Hepatitis / Symptoms of Hepatitis / How to cure Hepatitis / Hepa A / Hepa B and C
Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. It is not a condition, but is often used to refer to a viral infection of the liver.

There are a lot of people infected by this kind of virus as I join a forum site which there are a lot of people interacted to the thread about Hepatitis and there are a lot of information on where do they get this kind of virus. I read about the causes, symptoms and other information about this virus so I like to share this information to others to help people understand about this disease or virus.

Here are the causes, incidence, and risk factors of Hepatitis:

Hepatitis can be caused by Immune cells in the body attacking the liver and causing autoimmune hepatitis, Infections from viruses (such as hepatitis A, B, or C), bacteria, or parasites, Liver damage from alcohol, poisonous mushrooms, or other poisons, Medications, such as an overdose of acetaminophen, which can be deadly.

Liver disease can also be caused by inherited disorders such as cystic fibrosis or hemochromatosis, a condition that involves having too much iron in your body (the excess iron deposits in the liver).


Hepatitis may start and get better quickly (acute hepatitis), or cause long-term disease (chronic hepatitis). In some instances, it may lead to liver damage, liver failure, or even liver cancer.

How severe hepatitis is depends on many factors, including the cause of the liver damage and any illnesses you have. Hepatitis A, for example, is usually short-term and does not lead to chronic liver problems.

The symptoms of hepatitis are Abdominal pain or distention, Breast development in males, Dark urine and pale or clay-colored stools, Fatigue, Fever, usually low-grade, General itching, Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), Loss of appetite, Nausea and vomiting and Weight loss.

Hepatitis Treatment

With hepatitis, there is no single medicine. Treatment is specific to its cause, which means that your physician will choose the best therapy for you based on your diagnosis. In the case of viral hepatitis, some viruses do respond to antiviral treatment. In certain acute cases, no drug is needed. Getting the proper treatment is important because the faster your hepatitis is under control, the better your liver will be. Let's look at some of the most common forms of treatment for hepatitis.

-Other Antiviral Drugs
-Liver Transplantation
-New Treatments

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Heart Disease

A lot of people died by the cause of Heart Failure or Heart Disease. Few days past our old neighbor pass away because of this health problem, I was so sad when heard from our neighbors talks about what happened because a day before he was attack by a heart failure I had talk with him and he asked me about my old motor wheel which he want me to give him my old wheel for him to change his old wheel of his tricycle motor. He was still at younger age to die with that disease so I realized that there is no age selected for people to have or attacked with this kind of health problem so let us find ways or research for ways to prevent this kind of killer disease.

What is a Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular disorders (Alternative name) Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart's ability to function normally. These are the various forms of heart disease:

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
Aortic regurgitation
Aortic stenosis
Cardiogenic shock
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD)Dilated cardiomyopathy
Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
Heart failure
Heart tumor
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Idiopathic cardiomyopathy
Ischemic cardiomyopathy
Acute mitral regurgitation
Chronic mitral regurgitation
Mitral stenosis
Mitral valve prolapse
Peripartum cardiomyopathy
Pulmonary stenosis
Stable angina
Unstable angina
Tricuspid regurgitation

Causes, incidence, and risk factors  

The most common cause of heart disease is a narrowing of or blockage in the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle itself (coronary artery disease). Some heart diseases are present at birth (congenital heart disease). Other causes include:

Abnormal heart valve function
Abnormal heart rhythm
Weakening of the heart's pumping ability caused by infection or toxins