Sabtu, 30 Maret 2013

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common, chronic condition that affects the quality of life of thousands of people. In fact, affects a third of the population at one time or another, and one in ten of us is sufficiently uncomfortable to go to the doctor about it. The embarrassment factor prevents many from seeking help or advice, but there’s plenty of help available and no shame in asking for it.

IBS is also sometimes referred to as ‘ spastic colon. This is because the nerves controlling the muscles of the gastro-intestinal tract are overactive, causing muscle spasms in the colon. In this case the stroke becomes sensitive to a variety of different foods and stress-anxious feelings may trigger this reaction in the hypersensitive digestive tract. The result is usually abdominal pain and swelling and often a cycle of alternating constipation and diarrhea. Some of the other symptoms that can occur are rumbling stomach, an urgent need to empty the bowels and a feeling of incomplete emptying after using the toilet, sometimes even nausea and vomiting and loss of appetite. It is also known as ‘ mucous colitis ‘, even if IBS is the most common term.

IBS has some symptoms in common with Crohn’s disease more serious, but even if it isn’t as bad as this can still cause misery and exacerbate the depression that is often brought up. This cycle can be difficult to break. It is more common in women than men and may continue for months or years, if left untreated. As above, since many people do not seek help for IBS by a doctor, can go untreated for a long time. Sometimes they do not think their symptoms as connected in any way and put up with them as just an error in their digestive system.

IBS is essentially a catch-all term for various digestive disorders-collections is not inflammatory and should not be confused with irritable bowel disease, although they can often occur simultaneously with this more serious condition. There are three forms of IBS, dependent on where the various symptoms comes as most important: diarrhea-predominant (IBS-D), constipation-predominant (IBS-C) and IBS with alternating stool pattern (IBS-A). Most people try to relieve IBS symptoms to alter their diet and lifestyle and find out what works better than a process of trial and error. IBS is often self-diagnosed, but diagnosis must be confirmed by a physician or a gastroenterologist.

Physical fitness optimization-Maximization not physical Skill

When I look at the physical fitness industry today it is painfully obvious that the industry is more interested in maximizing the expertise to build better human beings.

In essence, the fitness industry has been divided into two camps … muscle growth and aerobic capacity.

But make no mistake, physical training is to become a better man, better suited to meet the challenges of life, work and sport with excellence under most circumstances.

Physical training is not maximizing muscle growth, so it looks good on your t-shirt or the ability to sustain a long, monotonous aerobic activity.

To become a better man, you must use your physical training for fitness optimization … maximizing non-physical skill.

Optimization of physical form is the acceptable compromise and deliberate of skill and ability to perform in all areas of cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy and toughness to produce optimal performance results under most circumstances

Yes … fitness optimization is understanding that true physical form is a compromise.

Your fitness level includes the ability to run using all physical abilities mentioned in a coordinated manner and seamlessly to complete any task at any point in time.

Fitness is not and should not, be measured through the maximization of physical skills of one of these abilities.

Real physical form has to do with the physical ability to perform the widest variety of tasks under the largest diversity of circumstances … does not maximize a physical ability to perform a task in controlled conditions.

Strangely, the tendency seems to be to use exercise to maximize a physical ability at the expense of all others … actually making less fit person.

If you spend all your time improving training only one facet of fitness … the weaknesses will be significantly exceed the strength.

You have become so specialized that are suitable for most cases detected in sports, work and life … and I’m sure that wasn’t your goal when you start a physical training program.

Let’s get one thing straight …

I am not against muscle growth and aerobic … I am against the fitness industry unbalanced focus on muscle growth and aerobic capacity, at the expense of true fitness.

Isolated muscle exercises run on limited motion machines combined with extended aerobic sessions is not the path of excellence, strength, conditioning and fitness … no matter what the marketing machine of the fitness industry.

Commit yourself to strength, conditioning and fitness optimization if your goal is to develop performance improvements in all 10 physical skills and produce a body that performs as good as it gets.

If your current physical fitness training program is designed to maximize physical abilities … change it!

Because there is one thing that I know for a fact …

If you have functional strength, conditioning and fitness excellence there will be moments of sport, work and life that you need … and if not, there will be times when you wish you did.

Jumat, 29 Maret 2013

Information relating to Arthroscopic surgical procedures-a knee surgery can help!

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a doctor uses an Arthroscopy to assess or to treat meniscus injuries, for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and to treat cartilage microfractures.

Scope (one of the surgical instruments used in surgery) is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision that will make your doctor. This hack is about 4 mm (1/8 inch) in length. Another small incision is made so that the surgical instrument used can work on the affected area. As a result of the use of surgical instruments that are smaller than the traditional instruments, the procedure can be monitored. For example, a small fiberoptic camera (endoscope) into the 4 mm incision in order to monitor the articulation and the surgery taking place.

Less invasive surgery

As a result of being less invasive, this procedure can reduce recovery time and may increase the success rate of the procedure. The success rate may go up because there is less trauma to the joint, and connective tissues. Since it is a less invasive procedure, there is also less scarring. In order to make “surgical space” the knee joint will be expanded through the use of irrigation fluid. This fluid can sometimes leak into the surrounding soft tissues and cause edema (swelling).

The advantages of Arthroscopy

One of the advantages of Arthroscopy is that most patients can go home, walk with a pair of crutches the same day or within 24 hours. Many times people will ask how long it will take to heal, and this depends on the reasons why surgery is needed in the first place. ACL Reconstruction Era, or a tearing of the meniscus? These two different procedures vary over time. -Physical condition a person will also be a factor to consider with regard to recovery time. It is important to listen to your doctor, but it is not uncommon for athletes in good physical condition to return to normal athletic activities within a few weeks. (See your doctor for more details).

Differentiate between types of toenail fungus

The most widespread varieties of fungal infection toenail is distal subungual Onychomycosis. In other words, this is just the fungal infection that starts from the skin under the nail. First signs of these types of infections of the toenail fungus include abnormal nail color in a shade of pale yellow or milky white, as well as the progressive fractionation and crumbling of the outermost layer of the nail.

Usually, subungual distal Onychomycosis involves a considerable amount of pain if not treated immediately. If you are suffering from these types of toenail fungus, it will be very uncomfortable to wear closed shoes. In fact, it will be difficult to walk at all, especially if the infection is in the more advanced stages.

By this time, the nail you have begun to separate from the skin and may also be completely dropped. In some cases, it may also generate a foul smell because of pus that has collected in the area. This is the variety most contagious and should be treated immediately to avoid contaminating the people around you.

The second most common toenail fungus is white superficial Onychomycosis. It affects approximately 10% of all people who suffer from fungal infection toenail. The first manifestations of these types of toenail fungus include the random appearance of white spots or streaks on the outermost layer of the nail. This condition affects the nails as well.

If not attended immediately, these types of toenail fungus may cause the nail to gradually disintegrate and turn into soft white powdery substances. However, unlike the first type, not this toenail fungus will cause the nail to fall out or is separated from the skin. White superficial Onychomycosis are also much easier to care for than any other toenail contamination.

The remaining two types of toenail fungus are very rare and are less than 1 percent of all people who suffer from fungal infection toenail. The first of these unusual types of toenail fungus is Onychomycosis Candida.

The fungus responsible for this infection is the same fungus that causes yeast infection in the mouth and the female reproductive organ. This infection is indicated for the swelling of the skin adjacent to the nail. The fingernail became unnatural colors such as white, green or orange.

Candida Onychomycosis occurs more frequently than fingernails toenails, possibly because of the constant use of nail polish. In severe cases, the infection can grow into more than one nail at a time.

Finally, the last type of fungal infection toenail is proximal subungual Onychomycosis. This typically occurs in people with HIV. With this infection, the meat around the nail thickens, pushing out the nail and forcing it to separate from the skin.

In order to treat your particular condition, you must first go to a Podiatrist to determine which type of infection you have. All types of toenail fungus has a corresponding treatment and your doctor will be able to recommend the best type of remedy for you.