Homeopathic remedies provide excellent results for a wide range of problems related to erectile dysfunction, which may be caused by either physical or psychological problems or both. Agnus Castus: This remedy may be helpful for men who have experienced frequent and intense sexual activity for a number of years and are now having difficulties maintaining an erection. A sensation of coldness of the genitals is a guiding symptom indicating the need for this remedy. Argentum nitricum: This remedy is indicated when a man is unable to keep an erection when coitus is initiated and when thinking about the problem makes it worse. It is most effective in men who are worried and anxious. Caladium: This remedy may offer relief to a man who is completely unable to get an erection even when he has strong sexual libido. These men may also experience nocturnal emissions even without an erection. Selenium metallicum: This remedy may be helpful for men who have a wealth of sexual fantasies but experience diminished ability, especially when their impotence begins after a fever or illness. Staphysagria: This remedy is indicated especially if there is a history of abuse, which can by physical or emotional, where the individual is subjected to a misuse of power. Lycopodium: This remedy may provide relief for older men and those who are not able to achieve an erection. They may have an enlarged prostate. Baryta Carbonica: This remedy is helpful for treatment of premature ejaculation as well as the inability to get an erection. It helps men who have no sexual desire to build their libido. Sabal serrulata (Saw palmetto): This remedy helps to reduce enlarged prostates and improve sexual function, increasing a man’s desire.
The next time you reach for a soda you might want to reconsider. Or maybe choose an iced coffee instead. That’s because a new study has found that people who regularly drink soda — either regular or diet — face a greater risk of stroke than those who don’t. On the other hand, drinking coffee instead of soda seems to cut the risk of stroke. Overall, adults who drank one soda or more a day on average were 16 percent more likely to suffer a stroke, with women at somewhat higher risk than men. When coffee (either caffeinated or decaf) was substituted for soda, it seemed to cut stroke risk by almost 10 percent.
These findings come from a review by scientists at the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Harvard University, who looked at the dietary habits and health status of 84,085 women enrolled in the long-running Nurses’ Health Study, and 43,371 men in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. The analysis took into account several major known risk factors for stroke, including hypertension, obesity, smoking and family history of heart disease.
Heart disease can creep up on your body and so can the risk for heart attack or stroke too. Detoxing your arteries should be part of your daily ritual and can be accomplished through a healthy diet. By making certain artery cleansing foods a part of your diet, you can keep your arteries running clean long into old age. Here are some heart healthy foods you should add to your grocery list: -Kiwis are loaded with flavonoids that cleanse your blood vessels and decrease inflammation. They’re also loaded with fiber, which reduces cholesterol and reduces your risk of heart disease. -Shrimps do have cholesterol, but they also contain taurine, an amino acid which protects the arteries from fat crossing the intestinal wall. -Sardines have become all the rage as of late and that’s a good thing considering that sardines are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and niacin, both which are good for your heart. Add them to salads, dressings, or eat them with crackers. -Asparagus is one of the best, natural artery-clearing foods around. Asparagus works within the 100,000 miles of veins and arteries to release pressure, thereby allowing the body to accommodate for inflammation that has accumulated over the years.
Scientists say that watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido. Beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are known as phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring compounds that are bioactive, or able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions. In watermelons, these include lycopene, beta carotene and the rising star among its phyto-nutrients – citrulline – whose beneficial functions are now being unraveled. Among them is the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does.
Researchers across the world are racing towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But as prevalence rates climb, their focus has broadened from treatment to prevention strategies. What they’ve discovered is that it may be possible to prevent or delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s through a combination of healthful habits. While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 percent of dementia cases, vascular dementia accounts for up to 40 percent in older adults, and there is much you can do to prevent this type of dementia. It’s never too early to start boosting your brain reserves, but whatever your age, there are steps you can take to keep your brain healthy.
The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors. While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence.
The six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle are: -Regular exercise
-An active social life
Myocardial ischemia occurs when blood flow to your heart muscle is decreased by a partial or complete blockage of your heart’s arteries (coronary arteries). The decrease in blood flow reduces your heart’s oxygen supply. Myocardial ischemia, also called cardiac ischemia, can damage your heart muscle, reducing its ability to pump efficiently. A sudden, severe blockage of a coronary artery may lead to a heart attack. Myocardial ischemia may also cause serious abnormal heart rhythms. Treatment for myocardial ischemia is directed at improving blood flow to the heart muscle and may include medications, a procedure to open blocked arteries or coronary artery bypass surgery. Making heart-healthy lifestyle choices is important in treating and preventing myocardial ischemia.
Today we know more about nutrition than ever before. There is a great deal of information out there and it can be hard to sort through sometimes. So how do we navigate it all? For starters, it will help to know the general principles of healthful eating listed below. -Eat more vegetables, especially non-starchy vegetables. Choose fresh, frozen, and canned without added salt or fat. Include a variety of types and colors. -Choose whole grain foods over foods made with refined grains and flours. Switch from sugary cereals to unsweetened whole grain cereal or oatmeal. -Choose lean protein foods. Try to include fish twice per week. Choose vegetarian sources of protein often such as beans and soy-based products. Eggs and egg substitute are also great sources of protein. Remove the skin from chicken and turkey. Choose lean cuts of beef and pork. -Fruit is also a great option and can curb your sweet tooth. Choose fresh, frozen, or canned fruit without added sugars. -Choose low-fat milk and dairy. 1% or skim milk, or unflavored soy milk are best. Non-fat or low-fat yogurt (plain or sweetened with artificial sweetener). Opt for reduced-fat cheeses or cottage cheese. -Choose healthy fats in moderation and limit unhealthy fats. Healthy fats include vegetable oils, mayonnaise, trans-free margarine, margarine with plant sterols and stanols, avocado, olives, nuts, and seeds.
Dietary fiber is found exclusively in plant foods. It serves as the structural framework in plants and is one of the most abundant compounds in nature. Fiber is the part of the plant that is not broken down in the intestines by human digestive enzymes. Because it is not digested, fiber is not absorbed in the body. (Bacteria in the intestines can ferment soluble fiber, changing it to short-chain fatty acids that are absorbed, but in general, fiber itself is neither digested nor absorbed.) Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, nuts, and legumes (such as dried beans, lentils, and peas) are all sources of fiber in the diet. Fiber is beneficial for a number of reasons. It helps improve intestinal health, prevents heart disease and some cancers, reduces blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, and aids in weight control.
Your road to being able to sleep better could start with a simple half- to one cup of cottage cheese before you turn in for the night. Cottage cheese is a perfect source of protein before bed since it contains slow-digesting casein proteins that will distribute the amino acids to the muscle tissues for hours to come.
In addition to this, it’s really going to help improve your sleep as it contains the amino acid tryptophan, which will naturally induce sleep in the body and help you get a better night’s rest. Yes, the idea that turkey has enough tryptophan to knock you out is a little farfetched, but the amino acid does facilitate serotonin production and serotonin is the neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep. Pair your cottage cheese with a tablespoon of natural almond butter to keep the body satisfied for the overnight fast to come.
Your doctor may order an EMG if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder.
EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions such as: -Muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy or polymyositis -Diseases affecting the connection between the nerve and the muscle, such as myasthenia gravis -Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves), such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies -Disorders that affect the motor neurons in the brain or spinal cord, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or polio -Disorders that affect the nerve root, such as a herniated disk in the spine.