Archive for March, 2009
One of the most worrying aspects of hair loss treatment is the tendency of so many people to seek solutions without first determining what has caused their loss in the first place.
At best, sufferers may waste money on inappropriate ‘wonder cures’ or even legitimate treatments that unfortunately are not suitable for their particular needs. At worst, some people may be risking their health by self-prescribing powerful pharmaceutical drugs. I don’t have a problem with hair loss sufferers saving money by purchasing cheap generic drugs on the internet, but I feel strongly that they should at least seek confirmation from their physician that a given drug matches their individual needs.
Before examining the most common causes of premature hair loss we need to understand that some shedding of hair is perfectly normal. Hairs grow from follicles that are tiny organs in the skin designed to grow a single hair that follows this repetitive cycle:
1. Lengthy growth period (Anagen Stage) – this phase usually lasts between two and seven years with an average growth rate of six inches (15cm) each year.
2. Short transition period (Catagen Stage) – this period of transition lasts for roughly two to four weeks. During this phase the hair shaft becomes detached and moves upwards within the follicle.
3. Resting period (Telogen Stage) – this phase lasts about three months allowing the hair to detach itself prior to falling out.
At this point a new hair begins to grow thus repeating the normal cycle of hair growth. Unfortunately a number of factors can interfere with the natural hair growth process leading to forms of hair thinning or premature baldness.
Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss, probably accounting for as much as 95% of pattern hair loss for both men and women. It is usually associated with aging and develops in predictable stages over varying periods of time. Each follicle follows a genetically programmed growth cycle with some follicles coded to remain active for a shorter time than others. This results in the development of the hereditary baldness patterns that are so familiar to us all.
For this type of baldness to occur, the following factors must be present:
1. A genetic predisposition for hair loss to occur (as explained above).
2. The presence of male hormones.
3. Aging – in other words, enough time for the first two factors to exert an influence.
All men and women produce male hormones such as testosterone and DHT. These have a useful role to play in both sexes but obviously occur in widely differing concentrations. It is the higher levels of androgens found in males that explains why this form of hair loss affects men more than women.
In brief, these hormones affect the hair growth cycle as follows:
1. High levels of the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme occur in some cells of the hair follicle and sebaceous glands.
2. 5-alpha-reductase converts testosterone into DHT.
3. DHT causes the terminal hairs to miniaturize.
4. This leaves short, soft, fluffy vellus hairs that provide inadequate scalp coverage.
5. The growth phases gradually become shorter until these hairs are lost for good.
Alopecia areata is thought to be an immune system disorder that causes follicles to stop producing hairs in patches on the head. In severe cases it can advance to the stage where all hair on the head is lost (alopecia totalis) or even a complete absence of body hair results (alopecia universalis).
In most cases the hair will reappear on its own but until then, the condition can be very distressing to sufferers particularly as its cause can be difficult to determine. If you feel you may be suffering from this form of hair loss, seek the advice of your physician who will carry out a physical examination and conduct blood tests to help determine the cause.
Telogen effluvium is characterized by a general thinning or shedding of hair over a period of months and is most commonly found in people who have recently experienced trauma. Common causes include childbirth, major surgery, severe illness, psychological stress and chemotherapy. The good news is that the abnormal growth behavior associated with telogen effluvium is temporary and reversible.
There are numerous other less common hair loss causes that need to be discounted before a course of treatment is chosen. Traction alopecia is the loss of hair from constant pulling, usually as the result of hair styling. Broken hairs can result in thinning, often caused by excessive styling or exposure to chemicals and sun. Finally, severe illnesses or nutritional deficiencies can cause side effects that may include degrees of hair loss.
I hope this brief article has gotten across the message that diagnosing the real causes of hair loss is not always a straightforward process. Once you and your physician have identified a cause, then you can work towards restoring your hair to its former glory. And the good news is, most forms of hair loss can be treated successfully. The next article in this series will look at some of the best hair loss treatments currently available.
Many treatments for anxiety drugs are available in the market but not all treatments are effective and no one method can fit all. Therefore to know which treatment is good for your health, you should consult your doctor. He will tell you the best anxiety drug after examining your condition thoroughly. Let’s discuss some of the best anxiety drug which can cure anxiety successfully.
• Benzodiazepines- These drugs are effective in treating panic attacks and phobia behavior. Some of the drugs belonging to this class include alprazolam , lorazepam (Ativan), and lonazepam (Klonopin). These are also known as fast acting anxiety medications. However according to the experiences of different people, the withdrawal symptoms are bound to attack once you stop using the medication. These are also accompanied with other side effects like confusion and memory problems in elders.
• Anti depressants- Among anti depressants, Tricyclic antidepressant, imipramine (Tofranil) is considered to be the best treatment for anxiety. Some of the other cyclic drugs include Anafranil (clomipramine), Norpramin (desipramine) and Pamelor (nortryptyline). The disadvantage of Tricyclic drugs is that they sometimes produce cardiac effects like heart palpitations and dizziness accompanied with sedation and weight gain. This class of drugs is slower than benzodiazepines and is often prescribed with benzodiazepines only during initial stages of anxiety disorder.
The second Tricyclic drug that is effective in treating anxiety is MAOI. They are meant to be highly effective in treating social phobia and panic disorder. But these also pose ill effects onto your health. Doctors advised people taking MOAI to take restricted diet because they contain tyramine which is generally present in certain foods. You can also employ SSRI drugs which includes Prozac (fluoxetine), and Zoloft (sertraline) and (paroxetine)
• Azapirones- The drug under azipirones is buspirone which is sold under the brand name of BuSpar. This drug can be used to treat different types of anxiety disorders. Buspirones are also slower in acting than benzodiazepines. So if you want your anxiety to get removed quickly then going for benzodiazepines is the best option.
These are some of the best anxiety drugs which can prove helpful in treating your anxiety disorder. But before taking any drug, consult your doctor and know about the side effects and positive effects of each method so that you can employ one suiting your body and circumstances in life. Further the dosage of each drug should be carefully known from the doctor to avoid any adverse effects.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHS) have delivered us the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) guide to promote basic nutritional intake. Most of us recognize it as the food pyramid. These recommendations were based on the lowest levels of nutrition needed to prevent such deficiencies as scurvy, rickets, and beriberi. They accomplished their delivery of education because these diseases are all but non-existent since WWII. This leaves to question that if we were to supplement with very high or optimal levels of nutrition could we experience even more physical benefits?
The evidence is strong in support of optimal nutritional supplementation and the number of health care professionals is growing daily in their knowledge of prevention through nutrition. The USDA surveyed 16,000 Americans and found that not one of us acquired a 100% of the daily essential nutrients needed, and our children did not get enough essential nutrients such as folate, vitamin C, and calcium. These nutrients are critical to Fortify Your Health!
We have become undernourished yet overfed. This is due to our poor eating habits, food preparation and preservation, fast foods, etc. This is sadly supported by the obesity epidemic in our country. Unfortunately, what used to be called Adult Onset Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes in now common in our countries youth. In America today 33% of our children are expected to develop Type 2 Diabetes and for Afro-American and Hispanic children the number is expected to elevate to 50%! How sad is that? Just by cleaning up our diet alone the numbers could be dramatically altered, but if we additionally supplement our diet with optimal levels of vitamins and minerals it would allow us a defense against the free radicals creating degenerative diseases.
An example of free radicals and oxidative stress would be to take a cut apple and watch it turn brown once exposed to air. Oxygen in turn can cause negative effects on our body too. The positive side of oxygen is that we cannot live without it, but the process of aging itself is called ‘oxidation’, or rusting. Ageing is somewhat predetermined by genetics, but pollution, smoke, drinking alcohol, eating high fat, fried foods, etc. can also contribute to the production of free radicals and oxidative stress.
I do not know about you but I would like to maintain long term health so I can hopefully lead a life free from pain and suffering. The leading degenerative diseases in our country are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease to name a few. Some professionals state that up to 70% of these diseases are preventable! If not for yourself, do it for your children and create a household that supports common sense food intake rich in fruits and vegetables, regular-moderate exercise, and supplement with a pharmaceutical grade nutritional.
You might be wondering, “What are the best ways to get a bigger penis naturally?” this is probably because you’ve heard countless rumors, warnings, and even actual testimonials from others about products and medications that are designed to increase the size of your penis but are harmful for the body when taken daily.
Fortunately for many, a lot of answers, solutions, and alternatives to these products are found all over the internet and you just have to log on to discover them all. This is very helpful especially when you’re looking for a certain product that will be able to increase the size of your penis.
Here are some of the best ways to get a bigger penis naturally:
- You can engage in penis exercises in order to permanently make your penis longer. These exercises need to be done everyday, don’t require particular equipment, and is safe as long as it is done correctly and moderately. As compared to penis enlargement pills, this is much safer.
- You can also try different methods such as the penis patch. This patch is made out of herbal ingredients and can be placed onto the penis for the entire day. You won’t feel any side effects, it isn’t visible to others, and you can see the results after 2-3 weeks of regular use.
Before engaging in any of these penis enlargement practices, it is best to consult your specialist on the best ways to get a bigger penis naturally and what products are safe for you.
Looking for top acne treatments? There is no such thing as the perfect treatment for everyone. Different treatments work differently for different people. The fact that there are too many products claiming to fight acne only makes it harder to make your pick. The operative word here is harder, not impossible, because not only is it possible to find a product you can be happy with for a long time, the selection process gets easier over time!
In a nutshell, top acne treatments work in any or all of these ways: reduce oil production, speed up skin cell turnover, reduce inflammation, fight bacteria or do all four.
Topically, your best bet come in the form of creams and lotions with tretinoin and adapalene. Over-the-counter creams and lotions containing resorcinol, lactic acid, salicylic acid, sulfur, or benzoyl peroxide are also equally effective. Lotions dry up excess oil, kill P. acnes, and help slough off dead skin cells faster. Creams, on the other hand, accelerate skin cell turnover and prevent the clogging of hair follicles, which in turn leads to formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.
For very stubborn zits, you may opt for antibiotics instead. Prescription antibiotics fight inflammation and reduce bacteria growth exponentially. Often, you will have to take them for months, or use them alongside creams and lotions.
Now, you normally would not think of oral contraceptive as anti-acne. However, studies have shown that women who try a combination of ethinyl estradiol (think Ortho Tri-Cyclen and Ortho-Cyclen) and norgestimate suffer breakouts less and less. Do not try these contraceptives without first discussing it with your doctor, though. They cause side effects that may do you more harm than good, in the long run.
Finally, isotretinoin, light and laser therapies, and cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels are also being touted as top acne treatments. On the upside, they work faster, with more dramatic results. The downside is that they cost more, and usually require multiple sessions.
Have you tried any of these options? How did it work for you? Would you recommend that others try it, too?
The notion “premature ejaculation” can be interpreted in many ways, because it’s relative. Taking place within minutes does not cause anything tie-up in a relationship as long as the partner herself had orgasm too, but an ejaculation can be premature even after a long lasting sex, if her orgasm occurs later.
A friend of mine said so rightly once: expectations concerning a men’s performance in bed, can be compared to a dinner of a couple, which becomes perfect if they finish their meat simultaneously, they digest it together and also they use toilet in the same time.
Putting the joke away, premature ejaculation is being indeed around. The unpleasant form of it is the ejaculation “ante portas” (ejaculation before the gate), when ejaculation occurs before penetration.
Premature ejaculation, when the ejaculation comes quickly (within seconds or minutes) can be categorized in two types: the originally existing and the subsequently formed one.
To understand the process we have to know that ejaculation can happen as a result of stimulation of the glans (penis head), either without erection or with semi-erection, if sexual excitement becomes too strong.
The subsequently formed premature ejaculation is frequently associated with evolving erectile dysfunction.
In this case the patient concentrates to maintain it’s erection, sexual excitement becomes stronger, the body becomes “over stimulated” and all these leads to premature ejaculation.
- Psychic causes
- Innervation disorder (increased state of excitement)
- Inflammations (prostate, genitals)
How to cure premature ejaculation?
If we oppose inflammatory symptoms, the ejaculation will return to normal after proper medical treatment.
If the cause is the above-mentioned evolving impotence, we have to treat the erectile dysfunction, which nowadays is perfectly remediable.
More difficult is to cure the originally existing premature ejaculation because in this case the nervous system is need to be adjusted; fortunately more opportunities are arising this time too.
One of these is the reduction of the stimulus using condoms, anesthetic gels or sprays. The last two options are contraindicated, because using these kinds of products both male and female sex organs, after contact becomes insensitive as well, leading to an un-enjoyable bed exercise.
There are medicines used in minor depression for rising the patient’s moral, which has few side effects, and usually one of these is the delayed ejaculation.
Onto lengthening sexual intercourse and curing premature ejaculation Last Longer sex pills were proved well suitable.
Women’s sexual desire and satisfaction can fall for a number of reasons which we will look at in this article. We will also look at some natural herbs which can rejuvenate libido and ensure greater sexual satisfaction..
Women’s sexual desire and satisfaction can fall for a number of reasons which we will look at in this article. We will also look at some natural herbs which can rejuvenate libido and ensure greater sexual satisfaction…
First let’s look at some common problems which cause low libido.
A major problem is sluggish blood circulation to and into the sex organs. Sexual desire and satisfaction rely on the sex organs filling with blood quickly on arousal, if this does not occur low libido is the result. Two chemicals which are crucial to sexual health are estrogen and testosterone; if either is lacking in the body sexual desire falls and intercourse can become painful. Overall body energy also plays a role in sex drive and if energy levels are low, you simply will not have enough energy to focus on sex.
The above are common physical causes – but the mind and spirit also play a role in libido.
Stress, anxiety and worry, are all major problems that cause low libido, so its important, your mind is free from worry and has correct hormonal balance.
All the above problems can be solved, by taking a combination of herbs which have been used for centuries to increase not just libido but to enhance overall health. Let’s take a look at the herbs which you will find in all the best natural sex pills for women.
Satavri Extract (Asparargus Recemosus)
Shatavri strengthens and increases muscle tone and increases overall strength and stamina, it also moistens the dry tissues of the female sexual organs and finally, helps increase levels of testosterone in the body.
Avena Sativa helps the body relax and enhances sensitivity in the vagina area.
Ginger acts as a heart tonic and also improves blood flow around the body and to the sex organs.
Choraka (Dong Quai)
One of the most popular herbs for women and with good reason, it has numerous health benefits which include – it balances blood sugar and estrogen levels, increases blood flow, increases body energy and finally, reduces stress which improves mood.
Schisandra chinensis fruit is often taken to treat cardiovascular symptoms associated with the menopause. Schisandra increases blood flow to the pelvic region, as well as acting as a phytoestrogen.
Ginseng helps to promote overall wellbeing and increases sexual desire and satisfaction.
Ginseng stimulates the area of the brain known as the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, which secretes adrenal corticotropic hormone (ACTH), which binds to the brain cells, reducing stress and improving mood. Ginseng also boosts blood circulation to the pelvic region and helps the body produce more testosterone.
Aloe facilitates digestion improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and helps keep the kidneys
, liver and gall bladder healthy.
Ashwagandha – Extract “Indian Ginseng”
Ashwagandha is one of the best tonic herbs you can take and is packed with nutrients for better health. Ashwagandha helps to minimize the effects of stress, increases energy and promotes sexual and reproductive balance.
Get them ALL in the Best Natural Sex Pills
You can get all the above herbs in the best natural sex pills and you will rejuvenate libido, increase sexual satisfaction and improve overall health.