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Friday, April 27, 2007

Crohns Disease

Five Natural Cures For Crohns Disease

by Sharon Dobson
When looking for natural cures for Crohn s disease, you should know that there is no known cure yet, but you can use natural remedies to help lessen or eliminate some of your symptoms.

If you see something that claims it is a cure, you might want to skip it. Instead, look for things that can help with your symptoms, but make sure your doctor knows what you are doing.

Some of these natural remedies can help you put your Crohn’s into remission, and that may seem like a cure, but it is likely that this chronic condition will flare up at one point or another in your life until a true cure is one day found.

One of the first natural remedies you can try to help reduce symptoms would be to alter what you eat by following the Specific Carb diet. It is important that you talk to your doctor before you start this, as you may already be having problems with getting nutrients from your food, and this can make that worse. This diet asks you to give up vegetables, foods with preservatives, milk and related milk products, most oats and grains, and sugar. This leaves you with little choice, but you can have fresh cuts of meats and you can have many fruits. It is a lot to give up, but if it works for you, you may be happy to do it.

Another of the natural cures is to take specific herbs to reduce inflammation. These can be dangerous if mixed with some prescriptions, so talk to your doctor before you take anything. If these can succeed in reducing your inflammation, you might find many of your symptoms are going to go away. Another natural option you can try is acupuncture. The main mission behind acupuncture for Crohn’s is to stimulate the points on the body that relate to the digestive system to promote self healing along with the points related to immunity to give your immune system a boost.

Two other types of natural remedies are stress relief and help with depression. Though stress is not a cause of Crohn’s, it can be a trigger for a flare up. You can learn many approaches to help you relax, and these things might help improve quality of life. Activities such as yoga are great at encouraging relaxtion, and you can also employ many different breathing techniques when you are feeling under pressure. Depression is a common problem when flare-ups are bad, as they can make life difficult. You can find someone to talk to about your feelings, and you can also begin an exercise program that might also help alleviate depression.

Just because there are no natural cures for Crohn’s disease does not mean there won’t be one some time in the future. There might also be a medical cure, but for the time being, you can only control the root problem of inflammation, and try to lessen the severity of the symptoms that come with it.

No matter what you want to try, natural or not, you should always make sure your medical doctor knows what you are doing so that they can keep an eye on your level of nutrition. This is already a problem for Crohn’s patients, and could be made worse with some of these natural cures for Crohn s disease. Find a doctor that will work with you when you want to try natural remedies, and keep up with your medical treatments as well.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

New technology for Cancer patients

During my visit to different articles I come across this article on Cancer treatments. Please visit this link for details on news and other treatments available on different diseases.

Breakthrough technology for cancer patients

Thursday, April 19, 2007

For poor patients with kideny related diseases

TANKER (Tamilnadu kidney Research Foundation)

To detect, prevent and raise awareness on kidney ailments and to provide quality, affordable treatment to underprivileged people.

The TANKER (an acronym for Tamilnadu Kidney Research)Foundation is a registered, non - profit charitable trust, founded on 30th June 1993. TANKER aims to provide health care and financial assistance to those who have kidney problems and do not have the wherewithal to seek medical attention.

TANKER cares for those, the underprivileged, who suffer kidney problems of any kind, reversible or terminal, regardless of caste, creed, sex or religion.

TANKER along with our goodwill ambassador actor Suriya intends setting up dialysis units in other parts of Tamil Nadu, like Thirunelveli and Thanjavur.

For further details please contact us at


Eunuchs can conceive and choose gender

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Hermaphrodites, commonly known as eunuchs, can now choose a gender of their liking and some can even give birth to babies - thanks to a special procedure developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

After proper diagnosis, some 1,100 patients have already given proper gender identities as males or females and all of them are leading a normal life, doctors at the premier research and referral institute said.

"Treatment is available in select centres. At least 18 of the treated patients have also given birth to babies," said Dr. D.K. Gupta, head of the department of paediatric surgeries.

"After diagnosing physical attributes present inside the body and demands of the family, we conduct surgeries to reconstruct the vagina, uterus and even the male genitals," Gupta told IANS.

He said some time he and his team had to conduct as many as six-seven operations on one patient to put everything in order and said early diagnosis was the best way to treat such complications.

"The genetic disorder can be treated most successfully if they come in an early age. May be within the first three months of birth. Instead of handing them over to eunuchs, they should bring to hospitals - it is perfectly curable," he said.

"On Friday, for instance, we performed a female genetoplasty and constructed a vagina in a six-year-old patient. The operation lasted over nine hours."

He said AIIMS has been treating patients from across the country, and even some from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"Though the specific reason for these kind of disorder is yet to be pin pointed yet marriage within families and relatives is considered to be a prime cause."

Gupta explained that there were mainly three kinds of hermaphrodites - the male pseudohermaphrodites (MPH), the female pseudohermaphrodites (FPH) and the true hermaphrodites (TH).

MPH is the most common disorder and accounts for over 50 percent of inter-sex disorders and can be categorised as an incomplete male. They are generally male but look like females.

Such cases are advised to convert to males if mildly affected and females in case of severity. "They have a vaginal pouch but never a uterus. They also have testis albeit hidden and we conduct male genitoplasty surgery on such people."

FPH have a lot of male hormones and look like men. Their vaginal pouch is hidden inside the skin and needs proper surgery. They should be diagnosed right after birth," explained Shilpa Sharma, another paediatric surgeon.

She said some of these people suffer from a complication called congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), which can be life threatening. "It is associated with excessive vomiting and dehydration."

Among the TH category, part from the ambiguous genitalia, there is an ovary and testicular tissues in the same child. There is a large urogenital sinus as well as a well-developed phallus.

"Among the three categories, it's the FPH group who can give birth to babies after successful surgeries earlier. What they need is life long medication. May be one tablet per day," Gupta added.

He, however, added that most of the families want their patients to be converted to a male. "This is a popular belief and there is nothing wrong. If these male cannot procreate a child yet they can have a good married life. They can adopt a child or so."

He said when patients come to us in an early stage, we diagnose them and through medicine control secretion of the opposite hormone. "Then the series of surgeries take place."

However, he said that even grown up hermaphrodites could be given an identity. "There was a family with four such cases and we have successfully operated upon them and the fourth case was recently carried out. The patient is still under our supervision."



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