This is default featured slide 1 title
This is default featured slide 2 title
This is default featured slide 3 title
This is default featured slide 4 title
This is default featured slide 5 title
 

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Must know about “Normal” Headache

These are the most common headaches, and what most people classify as a “Normal Headache”. This type is known for having a band like compression around the temples, forehead, or back of the head. Many people call this a stress headache because it is exacerbated by a person’s response to stressful situations. These headaches are typically mechanical in nature (tight muscles, associated with neck pain)

There is a lot of variation in the duration and intensity of this type of headache. Even though the pain can become severe (as high as a 8 or 9/10 on the pain scale), the lack of neurological symptoms imply that the nature of the headache has a different origin.

Most people control these headaches with massage, over the counter medications, and conventional chiropractic to provide short-term relief. Things like Yoga and stress management techniques are also popular treatments.

A severe headache is NOT the same as a migraine. It’s important to recognize this because the nature of a migraine headache goes beyond mechanical dysfunction. Migraines are characterized by abnormalities in blood flow to the brain, which creates some distinct neurological symptoms. Most migraines feature:

– Severe headache
– Sensitivity to light
– Aura and other visual disturbances
– Nausea
– Pins and needle sensation
– Post headache hangover

Treatments usually go beyond over the counter medications. Drugs like Imitrix is used during attacks and preventative medications like propanolol are used to reduce occurrences. Botox injections are also an emerging therapy of choice for many doctors. Lifestyle control includes caffeine management.

Of course there are several other types of headaches. Things like cluster headaches, sinus headaches, and trigeminal nerve pain fall into the spectrum of common headaches. Another emerging class of headache include those that come from chronic use of pain medication, which has led to a search for new drugs or non-drug therapies to try to manage this common debilitating problem.

The truth is, because headaches are experienced differently by so many people, it might be best to figure out where headaches have a commonality.

The craniocervical junction is a fancy term for where the head meets the neck. A tremendous amount of research is going on in this part of the body because of how big a role it plays on the brain and overall neurology. One of the things that they have found is that this part of the body has a big influence on a part of the spinal cord called the trigeminal nucleus.

The trigeminal nucleus is where the nerve cells exist that provide innervation for head, neck, face, jaw, the brain’s outer covering, and the blood vessels of the brain. Here’s a surprising fact:

The brain itself does not feel pain

When you feel pain in your head, it is coming from brain’s outer covering called the meninges, and the blood vessels. All of these structures feed into the trigeminal nucleus and this piece of anatomy tells our brain what it should feel.

Tips Protect Eyes From the Sun

Wear UV-blocking contact lenses

A lot of people with issues in eye sight need to use contact lenses. So if you are one of them, make sure your lenses are good quality and you can use them for sun protection too. A lot of contact lenses today use the UV protection technology. Only buy lenses with UV protection. You can use these even if you have no issues with your eyes. Also, don’t forget to wear sunglasses while you wear lenses. As far as UV protection is concerned, a color like G-15 would be good in contact lenses as well.

Glasses aren’t only for sunny days

Most of us wear our glasses only when the hot sun is shining outside. However, UV rays attack even on cloudy and hazy days. This is the time when we often neglect sun protection for our eyes. So if you have put a lot of effort in choosing the most stylish and safe sunglasses, flaunt your style in all weathers.

Wear brimmed hats

Team you sunglasses up with a brimmed hat for added protection. Brimmed hats can be a great investment in your eye care. The brims of the hats cover a lot of your eyes from the direct sunlight. Go for a hat with at least three inches of brim all around. It can block up to 50 percent of the UV rays reaching your eyes and eyelids.

Wear helmets with tinted visors

Helmets save lives in case of accidents. They also save your eyes in the event of bright sun. Hopefully you wear a helmet all the time while you are riding. If you care for your eyes, wear a helmet with tinted visors. These visors protect your eyes from wind and dust and, if tinted, from UV rays as well. So invest in the right kind of helmet.

Beware of reflected light

It’s a fact that the rate of UV exposure goes up many fold in the presence of reflected light. So keep a safe distance from these rays as well. You encounter reflected light near water bodies and snowy places. So take care while fishing, boating, snowboarding, and other such activities.

Seek shade and avoid times of intense sun

Another way to protect your eyes from UV exposure is to find shade whenever you’re out during the day time. Also, realize that the UV levels are highest during periods of bright sun which is mostly from 10 am to 2 pm. Try to be indoors during this time.

About Dental Implant Procedure

There are also mini dental implants, which are prosthetic teeth that are similar to regular dental implants but smaller. These implants are usually used as a solution to replacing the patient’s missing incisors or front teeth.

Having dental implant surgery will require surgery so the dentist can place the dental implants inside your jawbone. These are what functions as the roots for your missing tooth or teeth. Once the jawbone fuses with the metal in the implants they will remain secure, does not make any noise, and no damage to your jaw burn.

Who benefits

• Patients who have a jawbone that is fully grown
• Have enough bone to support the implant
• Patients who have healthy oral tissues
• Who does not have any health problems that will interfere with the healing of the bone

One important thing to remember is that when you have such a surgery it is not a one or two visit procedure. The process can require several months of dental visits before the process is complete.

Dental implant surgery procedure

In order to help control the pain a form of anesthesia is given to the patient. The anesthesia can be sedation, general, or local anesthesia. Once the patient is feeling no pain the dentist will cut open their gum to expose the bone. To create a hole in the bone the dentist will use a drill, and then the dental implant cylinder is put in the opening. This will function as the root for the dental implant. Once the cylinder is placed in the hole the jawbone will fuse with it. This process can take from two to six months to complete. After enough time has passed, the gum will be reopened to expose the implant.

An abutment will be attached to the implant at this time and the gum tissue around the abutment is closed. The gums are allowed to heal for a couple of weeks and then the dentist will make impressions of any natural teeth and your mouth so they can create crowns or artificial teeth. The artificial teeth are then attached to the abutment.

About Treating Asthma

Asthma inhalers have ingredients that relieve the inflamed lungs and respiratory parts that become constricted during an asthma attack. Bronchospasm is the most common effect of an attack. Inhalers take immediate effect on the airways thus is more preferred than oral medications.

Beside the asthma inhaler, there are also other treatments available. The type of treatment, however, is a case to case basis. You should always consult with your doctor on which type of treatment is most appropriate for you. Treatment for a person is not always the right one for another. It always depends on the causes, triggers, risk factors, severity of condition, and over all health of the person. Every person should be closely monitored after seeing a doctor so that proper treatment and care is given to the asthmatic person. There should be a asthma management plan worked out with your doctor.

A good treatment plan may include being desensitized from agents that cause the signs of asthma. Others may require certain medications that are meant to control the severity and frequency of the attacks.

Since asthma is a chronic condition, there is no absolute cure for it. The best thing you can do is to find a treatment plan that is most appropriate to your specific condition. Work out a management plan that will prevent asthma attacks and give emergency cure when one happens.Your plan should both be to prevent and to provide immediate relief.

Ensure that you understand the uses and precautions of inhalers and nebulizers. Be guided accordingly on how to properly use each agent and what are the emergency measures to watch out for. Have an open communication with your doctor and ask all the questions and doubts you have in mind. Clarify all issues and seek proper advice. Do not self-medicate and do not presume. It is always best to be safe. Ask and make sure you understand.

Treating asthma is possible and can be effective if one only knows how to ask and seek prompt guidance from authorized persons like the doctor and care provider such as a nurse who is experienced and well-trained with asthma cases. It can also help to research and read materials and seek clarifications as needed.