Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alternative Therapies for Treatment of Back Pain

Now-a-days back pain is most common problem which affects the people of all age groups. In America, above 26 million people suffer from back pain at least once in their life. Back pain is 5th most prevalent reason for which people visit to a doctor. People try various methods to get rid of back pain. People can use alternative therapies along with medical treatments as they are very effectual. There are many alternative therapies that help to get relief from back pain. To know some of the alternative therapies for treatment of back pain read the article.

There are many types of back pain such as herniated disk, musculoskeletal pain, piriformis syndrome, spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac joint derangement, spinal stenosis and arthritis. Herniated disk happens when the disk (rubbery cushions) between the bones (vertebrae) slips or damage while musculoskeletal pain occurs when the tissue of muscles damage by doing daily activities. It is the short term pain and it is very prevalent. Piriformis syndrome is a mixture of nerves and muscles which occurs when piriformis muscle irritates or compresses the sciatic nerve.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Review of Weight loss Drugs : Qnexa, Contrave, Lorcaserin, Sibutramine & Rimonabant

Day by day, obesity has been becoming a more growing concern among people. For many overweight people, it is too hard to maintain their work and daily activities. Till now, many weight-loss medicines came in market but the failures have been more than the successes as only few drugs have shown proper result. For the obesity, Pharmacotherapy has a bothered past and future, according to Dr. Kevin Niswender who is an obesity expert at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The main problem with weight loss drugs is that people wrongly believe that they do not require the harder work of exercise and dieting if they take any weight loss drug. Obesity experts or doctors who specially treat obese patients say that weight loss drugs should be utilized as an adjunct to lifestyle change. Here is a review of some latest weight-loss medications.

1. Qnexa

Manufactured by Vivus, Qnexa is a new prescription weight loss drug approved by FDA. Qnexa has been recommended for approval by an expert advisory panel on October, 2010. Qnexa induces considerably greater weight loss as it simultaneously targets satiety and appetite.

Qnexa is a new prescription weight loss drug approved by FDA

Ingredients : Qnexa is made up of two weight loss medications: an appetite suppressant, phentermine and anticonvulsant drug topiramate which offers weight loss but has some side effect.

Symptoms & Treatment of Bipolar II Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as the manic-depressive disorder which causes mood swings, shifts in energy, behavior and thinking from highs of mania on one side to the lows of depression on other side. Bipolar II is one of the four types of Bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder can be described as the occurrence of one or more major depressive episodes along with at least one hypomanic episode.

Symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Are BPA-Free Products safe for your infants?

Nowadays people emphasize more on the natural, organic and safe products for their babies. One big issue related to these products is existence of BPA in them. BPA can be present in Baby’s bottles, Toys, Sippy Cups, Pacifiers, cans, soda cans, etc. After increased awareness of BPA related adverse effects, many leading manufacturers have turned towards making BPA-Free Products. But still one question is there, Are BPA-Free Products safe for your infants?

Are BPA-Free Products safe for your infants?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The effectiveness of Morning-after Pills in Emergency Contraception

The “Morning-after pill” is safe and effective way for birth control which prevents the pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. This pill decreases the possibilities of being pregnant but on the other side it does not induce abortion. The morning-after pill possesses hormone levonorgestrel, progestin (Plan B One-Step, Next Choice) or progesterone agonist-antagonist, ulipristal acetate (Ella) is more efficient than the combined emergency contraceptive pill.

The effectiveness of Morning-after Pills in Emergency Contraception

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