Monthly Archives: October 2017

Diagnose Yourself

When you attempt to diagnose yourself, you are putting your health at a big risk, because you can never be too sure about what it is exactly that has affected you. There are certain ways in which it can be done, but there are also several dangers associated with it.

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There are different reasons why you may want to diagnose and treat yourself. Sometimes it may be an embarrassing health problem that you are not comfortable confronting, or perhaps the lack of finances that may prevent you from visiting a professional to find the root cause of the problem. Another reason why you tend to diagnose yourself is because you may fear visiting a doctor, and may fear discovering something that may be more serious than you can imagine. Whatever the reasons, you must know that diagnosing yourself can do you more harm than good. In some cases, you may be right, but in some, what you may assume is the problem, may actually be something else. This is particularly true of those who resort to the internet for all their health information, as there is a lot of contradictory information that is present online. In any case, if you are looking for information on how to diagnose yourself, here’s a very basic way to diagnose minor conditions.

Steps Involved

Before you read this method of diagnosing yourself, you must understand that it is not a sure shot way of putting a finger on the problem. Secondly, these methods might work for smaller conditions such as allergy breakouts. It cannot be used to diagnose more serious health conditions.
Understand the Symptoms: Check for your normal vital signs before you attempt to diagnose yourself with symptoms of the problem you think you may be suffering from. This could take some time. For instance, if you suddenly have an allergy break out, you have to take time to understand the triggers of the symptoms. What is it that is causing an allergy? Is it food, or something you are exposed to? This is going to take a couple of days to understand. This will probably help you come up with an answer to your problem.
Understand Family History: In some cases, a gene that runs in the family may be the reason why you are facing a particular problem. For instance, a condition such as a back problem may be one that your mother or father’s side is prone to. This however, does not mean that the condition cannot be controlled. Though you may be prone to it, you can definitely reduce the intensity with which it affects you.
Diagnosing yourself will take some time. You must diligently maintain a diary and note the changes that are taking place as and when you are trying to treat it. This will help you get to the bottom of the problem.

Why is it Important to be Healthy?

Health, by definition, is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being. It implies the absence of infirmity or disease, but their mere absence does not imply being healthy. Earning and maintaining health is an active process. Good health is a result of proper nutrition, regular exercise, good health care, and hygiene. One of the most important factors that determine the mental health of an individual is his/her happiness quotient. Hence, effective stress management is a vital factor in remaining healthy.
Human beings are the most important assets of a nation. It is people who drive the world towards progress and also benefit from it. To advance in life and reap the advantages of this development, what we need first is good health. To be able to enjoy anything, we first need to be fit, both physically and mentally. The absence of health can make the world come to a standstill. Lack of health means passivity, incapacity, and unhappiness. An unhealthy living robs us of the pleasures in life. The true definition of health brings out the real essence of a healthy life. The concept of being healthy is a composition of different facets of life. It includes physical well-being, which can be brought about by a healthy diet and exercise; it constitutes the maintenance of health through proper precaution and cures for physical ailments. The conveniently ignored facet of being healthy is the mental well-being. One’s happiness and positivism are highly influential in the maintenance of one’s health.
To progress in life, one needs to receive some sort of formal or practical education and then earn one’s living. To meet one’s basic needs in life and survive; one needs to be healthy. Different streams of education involve different amounts of physical and mental activity. These activities are an integral part of every profession or field of work. To perform these activities effectively, one needs to be healthy. In order to socialize (which is required in almost every walk of life), one needs to be physically and mentally fit. That’s because, when you are a part of a group, you need to interact with one another, you need to work together; there is collaboration as well as competition. That’s the essence of being a part of the society. And to be able to stand strong in a competitive world, or in order to make collaborated efforts, one needs good health.

The Art of Practicing Medicine

A patient-doctor conversation

Kerry: Am I drinking too much? How do I know if I am addicted? Can I drink daily or a weekend shot can cause more damage to my health?

Doctor: Occasional excessive drinking will certainly damage your liver….

… & so on goes the conversation until the doctor permits Kerry to have his share of drinks. This is one example of how we always seek for a doctor’s approval to continue living our habits unperturbed and in return we do not mind “paying” for the same.

A doctor is considered next to God. Whenever a patient approaches a doctor with this faith, the doctor’s battle is almost half-won because healing begins with faith. Then the doctor needs less effort to actually treat him.

The role of a doctor is indeed more human, he needs to be sensitive while using his medical sense, must do justice to the patient while being just to himself, strive for the perfect diagnosis of the patient just as he would expect for any of his close kins, and most importantly know his limits of treating and earning. Such an effective balance is more crucial especially in difficult cases where the possibility of misdiagnosing is more.

Of course, the confidence, maturity and experience that a doctor gains through years of training gives him the liberty to utilize his precious time intelligently. Eventually, he can quickly jump to the diagnosis and treatment within minutes of seeing the patient just to save time. This could even be at the cost of patient satisfaction if he is sure that someone else (an assistant) or the medicines itself would compensate for the lack of his personal attention and availability. A common case like viral fever or common cold definitely doesn’t need more than a few minutes of doctor’s attention and medications are more than enough to take care of it.

Come to think of it, a good study of psychology is also an important aspect of practicing medicine. Isn’t it an art to extract money painlessly from an already tormented soul?. On a serious note, what makes a doctor’s job noble is the very fact that they deal with suffering and help bring back a smile on the distressed face.

Some circumstances can put doctors in a real bad situation (especially in this part of the world) where a financially sound patient fools around with reasons for not paying the fees. So the doctor also has to ensure that he is not denied his dutiful wages, although he has the right to decide whether he wants to exempt people from paying him in some exceptional cases. Here lays the extra skill required by the doctor that he has to diagnose not only the illness but also the standard of living of the patient, if he desires to live decently.

Cleanse Parasites from the Human Body

Parasitic organisms in humans are often present within the intestine, stomach, colon, kidneys, liver, blood, and brain of the infected persons. Common parasites like ringworm, tapeworms, pinworms, hookworms, flukes, and protozoans extract nutrition from the host’s body, mate and reproduce, deposit eggs within the host, and release toxins, causing a variety of health problems. If you are strong and healthy, generally you can withstand or recover from the ill effects of parasites easily; however, if you are already ill, then these organisms can wreak havoc on your immune system and take a considerable toll on your health. Some of the serious health consequences that arise from parasitic infestation in humans are eczema, severe stomach cramps, flatulence, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, mood swings, joint/muscle pains, anemia, and skin problems like acne.
Lack of proper basic hygiene is one of the reasons behind the presence of intestinal parasites. Parasites can also be transmitted to humans through the consumption of contaminated water, raw or improperly cooked meat, fish, and poultry, unwashed fruits and vegetables, or through contact with infected persons or pets and animals that are never or less frequently dewormed.
If you have a parasitic infestation – which can be detected by a stool and urine test – you should consider using a human parasite cleanse. The treatment is intended to cleanse and detoxify the colon and the intestinal tract, and usually lasts for 2 to 3 months. Some health practitioners advise going for a parasite cleanse twice a year, and suggest following this with a detox program each time.
Body Cleansing
There are many pharmaceutical human parasite cleansing drugs available to combat parasitic organisms, but the problem with many of them seems to be that they either target a certain part of the body or only the parasites at a certain developmental stage. Most parasites are able to migrate from one part of the body to another, and they have enough survival sense to do just that when faced with a vermifuge (a parasite cleansing treatment). A parasite cleanse may just kill off the eggs, while leaving the adults unharmed, in which case, the adults will mate, reproduce, and deposit more eggs. Or the medication may kill off the adults and leave the eggs to hatch. The parasite cleansing medication may also be for only one type of parasite, which is of little use if more than one types are present.
Natural Remedies
The most commonly used natural parasite cleansing remedy contains a combination of black or green walnut hull, worm wood, and common cloves.
The three major herbs – black walnut hull, worm wood, and common cloves can help kill over 100 types of parasites. If all three are combined, the first two will kill the adult parasites, and the last will kill off the eggs. Hence, this remedy shows extreme effectiveness in getting rid of parasitic infestations.