High Blood Pressure Cured

Endorphins, the body's natural pain killers and exercise

The word is derived from endogenous ( inside the body) and morphine( morphine like effect)

Hence , endorphins are chemicals produced by the brain during certain periods that have effects similar to morphine and other opioid drugs. They however, do not cause dependence and addiction like the drugs.

Another significant difference is with regard to the duration of action. Endorphins ( which are made up of smaller subunits of proteins called peptides ) are rapidly degraded by the body's enzymes unlike externally administered drugs which tend to act for long periods.

Their effect is brought about by activating certain receptors and modifying the transmission of other chemicals that communicate between nerve cells. Endorphins are most commonly released during periods of pain and stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can high blood pressure be permanently cured?
    Can you cure high blood pressure through exercise and eating correctly, without taking medication?

    • ANSWER:
      currently scientists would say NO!

  2. QUESTION:
    can high blood pressure be cured permanently?
    solution to cured high blood pressure

    • ANSWER:
      Not usually, no. In the UK 5% of hypertensives have "secondary hypertension" where kidney or hormone issues are affecting BP. Once these issues are resolved, the high BP usually is too.

      Most people have essential/idiopathic hypertension where the cause is unknown. Obesity, smoking, increasing age, high sodium intake, high alcohol consumption and a strong family history are all risk factors. Generally, once you have hypertension, medication is needed lifelong to manage it.

      Sometimes people find that weight losing weight (if overweight) and regular exercise, reduces BP.

  3. QUESTION:
    information on a university study that cured high blood pressure in 3 mins?

    • ANSWER:
      I no nothing that can cure high blood pressure in 3 minutes. Nobody would have high blood pressure if hospital could cure it that quickly. There would be a lot less illnesses around caused by high blood pressure if we could fix it quickly.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can High Blood pressure be cured or is it controlled by medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends.

      90% of all hypertension cases are classified as having Primary Hypertension, which is Idiopathic (ie: the cause of the hypertension is unknown; several etiologies have been theorized but that's about it). This makes it essentially untreatable, however it can usually be controlled by a variety of anti-hypertensive drugs and diet management.

      The remaining 10% suffer from the much more serious Secondary Hypertension, that is hypertension as a complication of a known underlying (often very serious) problem such as Cushing's Syndrome or Intracranial Hemorrhage. This sort of hypertension is treatable by sorting out the causative disease.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can high blood pressure be cured without taking pills>?

    • ANSWER:
      not cured...managed through diet and exercise. Ask your Dr.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent cure for high blood pressure?
    Is there drugs or food that can cure high blood pressure permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Death.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you know if there is a medicine that cures high blood pressure? Natural or ChemicalNecesito saber si hay?
    I need to know if there is a Natural o Commercial Medicine that helps to cure High Blood Pressure?

    Necesito saber si hay algun medicamento que cure la presión arterial alta.

    • ANSWER:
      To my knowledge there is no wonder drung that
      "cures" high blood pressure. There are really good ones that will help keep it under control. However, with a good diet, good exercise plan, low stress level life usually one can keep their blood pressure in check. But there are not many of us who can keep a low stress life in this day in time.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to cure high blood pressure?
    Medication isnt work my blood pressure is still high. I eat pretty healthy and exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to let your Dr. know so that your med can be changed or adjusted. Sometimes it can require a combination of different meds to get it under control. You should cut back on your salt intake and have your Dr. check your kidney functions. If your kidneys are not functioning properly, it can make your blood pressure high and hard to control. It is hard to know for sure without knowing the rest of your medical problems. Please make an appointment with your Dr. as soon as you can

  9. QUESTION:
    Can Zen meditation or Yoga cure high blood pressure?
    I read in several websites that Zen Meditation & Yoga can reduce high blood pressure and allow you to stop or reduce BP medications. Anybody has experiment that? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Roland

      Any form of meditation, if dedicated to will greatly enhance all stress issues. So a big yes to BP.

      Sadhara

  10. QUESTION:
    Advancements in technology to cure high blood pressure?
    hey! i searched everywhere for this but there isn't a proper comparison! i wanna know how the treatments for high blood pressure has changed over the years and what advancements in technology helped aid this improvement. Thanks a million

    • ANSWER:
      There's no cure. And blood pressure NATURALLY rises with age. The reason we manage it is to prevent complications such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and ischaemic heart disease

      It is one of the most preventable causes of premature morbidity and mortality.

      Better screening and use of ambulatory monitoring enables us to make more accurate diagnosis sooner before damage is done.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cure ancestral high blood pressure completely?
    My father-in-law has ancestral high blood pressure. Also his heart is not healthy, so sometimes it affects the blood pressure to get higher either. Now when something happens or if his blood pressure gets higher he has to take really powerful medicine, which is not good for his other bodies. Even sometimes when his blood pressure gets higher he gets really close to the stroke. I could feel that. So my question is "Is it possible to cure ancestral high blood pressure, also high blood pressure that caused by heart abnormality?"

    • ANSWER:
      It can't be cured completely if it is genetically caused. Problems from it though, can be prevented through exercise, healthy eating habits, and taking care of one's mental health and using stress reduction therapy.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is a possible cure for high blood pressure?
    My mom has high blood pressure and i worry about it,so what is a possible cure if enough research is put into it?

    • ANSWER:
      http://curehighbloodpressurenaturally.info is a website that deals with curing high blood pressure naturally through breathing exercises. There's been research proving that if you can use your own breathing to calm yourself down and de-stress, you can successfully lower your blood pressure. It's great for people who don't want to take drugs or be on medicines for the rest of their life.

  13. QUESTION:
    will stem cell research permanently cure high blood pressure, diabetes & high clolesterol?
    will stem cell research cure high blood pressure, diabetes, & high clolesterol for good?

    • ANSWER:
      There has been some promising research using stem cells to CURE diabetes in lab mice. but it is a LONG way from lab mice to human treatments. IF this proves useful in humans, it will be 20-30 YEARS before treatment is available for humans.

      High blood pressure and high cholesterol, if not otherwise caused by diabetes, show little promise of being cured by stem cells. High blood pressure is most often caused by some other underlying disease, like diabetes or kidney disease. High Cholesterol is about 75% poor lifestyle choice, and about 25% inherited, neither of which stem cells affect.

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been cured of high blood pressure or hay fever?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are overweight, you may be able to cure your high blood pressure by getting your weight closer to suggested weight for your height. Otherwise, it is treated by medication, which is not a cure.
      Some peoples allergies change over time, thresholds can change and symptoms can go away. This would be a cure, in a way. Otherwise, you can treat your hay fever by avoidance or medication, such as claritin, flonase, or allergy test and shots. That is also not a cure.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there any medicine for curing High Blood Pressure?
    I have noticed some people who had suffered from High Blood Pressure now relieved;what medicine had they used?

    • ANSWER:
      No medicine cures high blood pressure it just holds it down and keeps it under control, if you stop taking your medication your blood pressure will go up.

  16. QUESTION:
    Who know a plant medicine or tea, other than doctors drugs for curing high blood pressure.?
    I need a proven medicine especially from someone who has used such medicine or tea or drink before. Thanks. Need this urgently.

    • ANSWER:
      I have your answer...I guarantee it.I have had similar symptoms. There is a new product on the horizon that has worked everytime by everyone who has used it. It's called Seven+. It is not a drug, so no side efx. It is also guaranteed and offers a free 7 day challenge just to see if it will work for you. But be careful...It has a ton of anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals Omegas...too much to mention, but it will also help your energy level, sleep quality, not to mention the countless ailments and diseases it is responsible for helping. It's been a blessing to everyone I have referred it to. go to www.brolinforexfuze.iexfuze.net spend some time lookin thru it. There are tons of testimonials, some from well known athletes, coaches, and everyday folks. You can also make a lil extra money if you choose to. It is well worth your time to check it out. E mail me at crosquist@utah.gov if you have questions. It is relatively unknown because it's only been available for about 1 year.Best regards, Cary

  17. QUESTION:
    can high blood pressure be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the cause. If the high blood pressure is the result of stress, bad diet, being overweight etc then dealing with that problem may well cure the high blood pressure. If it is the result of something more serious or permanent then it may not be cured but usually can be adequately managed with the right medication etc.

      (When I was about 9 my blood pressure was found to be something daft like 190/150 (not good when you've got as many health issues as me) and yes it did take a long time to get the medication right but now I'm 13 and am on a cocktail of 3 blood pressure medicines and a diuretic and my blood pressure is healthy. My high blood pressure isn't cured though, won't ever be cured but it is managed now.)

  18. QUESTION:
    What is immediate cure for High blood Pressure?
    what can I do if I have high blood pressure and I am dying?

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure is a result of being nutrient deficient.

      The first thing I would do is not stop taking the medication your doctor has recommended because he is monitoring you. I would then go to: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the Heart nano detox and take as prescribed. This will typically lower your blood pressure about 30 points within a few weeks. I would work with your doctor to monitor you during this time. The Heart nano detox will not be a problem in regard to working against any medication.

      The nutritional deficiencies causing the high blood pressure is usually mineral deficiencies. I would strongly suggest you get on the "super food trio" offered by the same company and take lots of that. This will put good nutrients into your body.

      Diets high in carbs and low in fat contribute to this problem. Go to: www.westonaprice.org and read the information there.

      good luck to you

  19. QUESTION:
    What are those herbal medicine can cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal medication, or any other kind of medication will not cure high blood pressure. Whatever you try medicine wise, will either start working the same day you take it, or will never work(I don't mean fish oil). Try something, keep checking your blood pressure.

      Here is a list to try. Some are expensive. They are not really classified as herbs. Your insurance in most cases wont cover them.

      Coenzyme Q10
      Garlic - its a blood thinner
      Hawthorn - this one is an herb
      Fish oil - I would put my money on this one, I think flaxx seed oil is better.
      Folic acid

      Your blood pressure may be caused by strees or anxiety(no I don't know you). If that is the case, then that that will take a completely different approach.

      Exercise at least one hour a day, 5 days a week. Someone here said not to ask a doctor any of these things. So if you are having chest pains and troulbe breathing, give that person a call.

      Don't take a lot potasium to lower your blood pressure, eat less salt instead. With potassium you are trying to balance your salt.

      "Conditions that can result from high levels of potassium include weakness, weak or slow pulse rate, irregular heartbeat, nausea, difficulty breathing and paralysis. Other complications include arrhythmias, problems with neuromuscular control or cardiac arrest. "

      Dont take to much magnesium. People with high blood pressure often have kidney problems. It will build up in your blood in that case.

      Caffeine only raises blood pressure temporaily. It is a diuretic(like a water pill), so it can lower and raise your blood pressure.

      If none of these things are working for you, post a question in the un-alternative medicine section.

  20. QUESTION:
    Could coming off the birth control cure my high blood pressure?
    I have severe high Blood pressure I take 2 x 100 of labeterol and 60 mg of Procardia XL. I recently went off birth control and started taking prenatal vitamins to get pregnant and my blood pressure has lowered to 100/77.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible, but I don't know how drastically it would lower it. My GYN was concerned with my blood pressure last year and said that she might have me switch pills or come off them all together if it wasn't normal after checking it for a month. Luckily, it was ok, but my BP skyrockets everytime I go in for my exam making them think there's something wrong. Call your doctor and see if you could do something like checking it daily to see if the meds are needed anymore. Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    how to cure high blood pressure naturally?
    How to cure high blood pressure naturally (Without Medicines)

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure is not necessarily something you can cure as much as manage. If you have high blood pressure there could be a number of contributing factors outside your control, including heredity. However, it's certainly the case that you can make lifestyle changes to help keep your blood pressure in a normal range, including not smoking, getting regular exercise and following a heart healthy diet.

      Have you heard of the DASH system? It stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Following the DASH plan does not call for any fancy prepackaged foods or expensive supplements. But it does recommend 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, along with plenty of whole grains, only small amounts of lean meat or fish, three servings of low-fat dairy foods, and an increased consumption of legumes. Sodium is also decreased, although not to extreme levels.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural cure for high blood pressure without prescriptions?
    I have high blood pressure, and the medicine makes me sick, so im looking for some herbs that might do the trick, anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you manage stress, sodium...it can be genetic. African American females have one of the highest % of high BP. Low fat diet, and try more fiber if you have coronary artery disease. Get plenty of rest and get regular check ups. I don't know about herbs. Maybe your doc could give you some alternative meds without side effects. You should tell him/her about the meds making you "sick". Tell him exactly how you feel.

  23. QUESTION:
    how high blood pressure problem cure by naturally and yog?
    weght 163pound higt 5.3 live at mxico the coolest place ,age 47 .i hve a promlem of high b.p can it solve by yog

    • ANSWER:
      follow this method....you can avoid somethings given here,which are not suitable at this place..
      Holistic healing method....

      1avoid milk ,cud,buttermilk,coffee,tea,horlicks,,sweets,nonveg,cashewnuts,almonds,peas,cooldrinks,fish,eggs,fish,eggs,alcohols for one month..
      2.daily eat 300 gms of uncooked cucumber( or 60 gms of uncooked bittergourd or 300 gms of blackgrapes containing seeds.)
      3.daily have two headbaths with cold water.
      4daily eat 20 gms of ginger uncooked..
      5.daily eat 30 uncooked leaves of pudina and 20 uncooked leaves of coriander..
      6.you can eat rice items,wheat items ,ragi balls,jowar items of food..dont take ragi malt..ra
      7,you can take daily oranges,promagenates,watermelons,pineapples,carrot,amlas.

      kumrao99@yahoo.co.in

  24. QUESTION:
    Can Vitamins and minerals cure high blood pressure ?

    • ANSWER:
      They help with exercise but eat lots of banana's because they have been proven to lower blood pressure

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to cure high blood pressure 178/98 with out pills?

    • ANSWER:
      Theres no cure for high blood pressure yet (never heard of it being made) But it you wanna lower your high blood pressure without pills eat lots of fiber and less greasy and salty food. Avoid eating at a fast food restaurants or take out eats lots of fiber such as spaghetti with little sauce rice beans fish without frying it bake instead on the oven. And exercising is good to it also helps your blood pressure and maintains it to a good level not bad.

      Eats lots of bananas or at least 1 banana a day or apples grapes and many other fruits as well as vegetables. Theres a cure in keeping it low however if you keep doing it for about 6 months without eating excessive greasy food and salty food theres almost a guarantee that you will never have high blood pressure again unless you continou eat food that gives you high blood pressure and other conditions.

  26. QUESTION:
    how long does meditation take to cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Well Meditation might take some time for curing high blood pressure. But its one of the safest ways of controlling high blood pressure. In fact you can take some natural treatments with it. Like you can use olive oil rather than any other oil in your food. Cohosh tea have been used for long for the treatment of Hypertension.
      Drink two glass of water melon juice daily. It also helps in controlling HBP.

  27. QUESTION:
    how can high blood pressure can be cured..?

    • ANSWER:
      Joe High Blood Pressure can not be cured only controlled, of course you can do things that will make the blood pressure closer to normal with diet, exersise, no smoking but as far as cured only the Lord can cure your high blood pressure. Go to web md and find tings that will lower and control it. Good Luck Rita V

  28. QUESTION:
    Natural Cure for high blood pressure?
    Is there any natural ways ot cure high blood pressure

    • ANSWER:
      Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure — even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do:

      * Eat healthy foods. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. Limit the amount of sodium in your diet. Although 2,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day is the current limit for otherwise healthy adults, limiting sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day will have a more dramatic effect on your blood pressure.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds can lower your blood pressure.
      * Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and keep your weight under control. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
      * Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation — up to one drink a day for women, two drinks a day for men.
      * Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit.
      * Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Getting plenty of sleep can help, too.
      * Practice slow, deep breathing. Do it on your own or try device-guided paced breathing. In various clinical trials, regular use of Resperate — an over-the-counter device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to analyze breathing patterns and help guide inhalation and exhalation — significantly lowered blood pressure.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can i permanently cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes- by maintaining a good weight for you, and with diet and exercise.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is there any high blood pressure cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, in conventional medicine, first line management for hypertension is diet and lifestyle changes.- So lose weight if overweight, quit smoking, eat healthily, exercise and limit alcohol consumption. Reducing salt intake may also help.

      For many people, this is enough to reduce BP to a satisfactory level. However, for some, BP remains high despite this, in which case anti-hypertensive medication is the only other option (treatment threshold is lower if you have other risk factors such as diabetes, etc).

      ~ 5% of people have secondary hypertension, which is caused by hormonal and/or renal problems. It's worth having these problems excluded. Most people have idiopathic hypertension.

      Alt.med has nothing to offer.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some natural cures for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      I inherited high BP from both of my parents, but do not like what the BP meds do to me...I tried several for years, none of them worked and the side affects were terrible.

      I now take garlic pills (or cook with fresh garlic) and a habanero tincture, which my herbalist taught me to make at home. I also put a teaspoon of fresh ground cinnamon in yogurt daily. I'm happy to say that I no longer have high BP! I have always followed low sodium eating because I grew up that way...but yes, cutting back on anything in a box, bag or can (which all contain high levels of sodium) will help.

      Drink lots of water...the more water you drink, the less water you retain. I also sometimes drink Dandelion tea, which is great in helping you to not retain water, but to be honest, the tea tastes like butt!!! Not that I know what butt tastes like LOL If you want to try it, add honey to sweeten it. Honey is natural and your body process it better than artificial sweeteners.

      Hope the above info helps! Let me know if you want the easy and inexpensive recipe for the habanero.

  32. QUESTION:
    why high blood pressure cannot be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Hypertension can not be cured because blood pressure is controlled by the heart, arteries and endocrine hormones. Arteries looses its elasticity due to arteriosclerosis. It is an irreversible process. Hypertension is to be controlled by diet, exercise and drugs.
      Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.
      Low sodium intake.(Sodium chloride, Monosodium glutamate, Sodium bicarbonate)
      *Regular exercise.
      *Stop tobacco smoking.
      *Stop consuming alcohol.
      *Reduce fat and oils in the diet.
      *Obesity - In obese subjects, losing a kilogram of mass generally reduces blood pressure by 2 mmHg. (Abdominal circumference should be less than 100 cms)
      *Control Diabetes Mellitus.
      *Avoid worry and stress.
      *Avoid occupational, aircraft and roadway noise exposure.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Hypertension.

  33. QUESTION:
    Cure for High Blood pressure?
    Can anyone advise me on how to cure high blood pressure. My gradfather is suffering and does'nt want to eat the medication...desprate please advice :(

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to work with his doctor to find an approach that will work for him. Medication will help but often lifestyle changes can alleviate much of the problem. It might help for you to tell him how you feel, let him know that you love him and are concerned about his health and would like to work with him to lower his blood pressure if he will let you.

  34. QUESTION:
    whats the best natural way to cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      low sodium diet, exercise and take garlic pills

  35. QUESTION:
    my father has heart enlargement (due to overwork and high-blood pressure)...can it be cured or reversed?
    he won't be home till Christmas...is heart enlargement a deadly disease?

    what do we do one's he gets home?....what to avoid,what to eat..etc.

    help is appreciated......

    • ANSWER:
      this condition can be managed with medication, but it can't really be reversed.
      the heart has been chronically affected by too many factors like high blood pressure, or chronic lung problems.
      when he gets home, he'll need lots of rest. he'll probably have to follow a cardiac diet that avoids fat and salt, but his doctor will let him know.
      a month is a long time, and there is a lot of improvement he can make by then.

  36. QUESTION:
    how is the best way to cure high blood pressure ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi BW

      Here are some ideas on how to heal the issue without drugs.

      Cause:
      High Blood Pressure: There is a thickening of the blood from catarrhal and excess glutinous and fibrinous matters loading the circulatory system. Generally there is a clogging of the bowel with putrid body waste, making it necessary to cleanse the excretory systems in order to purify the blood.

      Low blood and high blood pressure are both due to malfunction of the circulatory system. High blood pressure in many cases works just like low blood pressure. Cholesterol must be eliminated from the system in order to get the blood flowing more freely. The condition is brought about by improper diet, insufficient rest and exercise and a lack of vitality within the system.

      Herbal Aids:
      1. High Blood Pressure: With high blood pressure, cholesterol and mucus form a sludge within the body. Avoid the mucus-forming foods and take herbs that act as a solvent by liquefying impurities such as cayenne, garlic or sassafras. Take cayenne, working up to a teaspoon three times a day. This increases the power of the heart and corrects the circulation problems. Garlic in copious amounts will bring down high blood pressure. Pure tomato juice is very good as a nutritional and a medicinal herb. Wheat germ oil is excellent for feeding the heart and helps cut the cholesterol and smoothens its removal from the area. Avoid the use of liquor and tobacco, do not keep late hours, and avoid over-tiredness and worry. There is an intricate inter-relationship between ones living habits and his body condition.

      2. Low Blood Pressure: More oxygen is needed to correct this condition. Garlic is a good oxygen carrier. One of the greatest aids for low or high blood pressure because of oxygen starvation is deep breathing, which serves as a catalyst and helps the herbs react more rapidly. An immediate increase in circulation may be obtained by the use of cayenne and non mucus-forming foods. Grape juice as well as other juices rebuild and give endurance to the system.

      3. Vitamin K: The blood clotting properties of Vitamin K, it has been found effective in preventing and curing high blood pressure in test animals, and may turn out to be important for the same use in humans. It is important that in the plant kingdom, only Alfalfa contains a significant amount of Vitamin K; most plants are quite deficient in the vitamin.

      4. Kelp: It is an arterial cleansing agent and gives tone to the walls of the blood vessels. It is helpful in some cases of arterial tension (high blood pressure). Practitioners believe that it helps to remove deposits from the walls of the arteries and restore their elasticity, thereby lengthening life. Sufferers from low blood pressure can also have this condition normalized with the use of Kelp.

      5. Hawthorn Berries: A celebrated cardiac tonic for many centuries. Under conditions of stress, the heart often "works overtime." Hawthorn berries can help in treatment of high or low blood pressure, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. It is also anti-spasmodic, sedative, and soothing to nerves, especially in nervous insomnia.

      6. Garlic: Many people have been helped in ridding the body of worms by inserting a peeled button of garlic as high as possible into the rectum. Do this just before retiring at night and it will come out with the first bowel movement in the morning. (This is also a fine aid in adjusting high blood pressure and low blood pressure).

      7. Water: It is very beneficial to drink a gallon of "steam distilled water" each day. This will aid to cut down the hardening of the arteries, adjust high and low blood pressure, and retard body dehydration. The amount of water depends on the weight of the individual. Use one ounce of "steam distilled water" to each pound of body weight. i.e. a one hundred and thirty pound individual should drink a gallon of the water (132 oz.) or a twenty pound child, twenty ounces of the water.

      8. Juices for High Blood Pressure: Celery-garlic-parsley, celery, dandelion, grapefruit.

      9. Juices for Low Blood Pressure: Beet, grape, pomegranate.

      10. Vegetables for Blood Pressure: The green bell-shaped pepper is especially good for ... high blood pressure and acidosis. The Sweet Potato used... for problems of low blood pressure and poor circulation. Peaches are considered valuable in cases of ...high blood pressure Pineapple is considered good for... high blood pressure. Strawberry is recommended for ... high blood pressure. Ample consumption of tomatoes is considered to improve ... high blood pressure.

      11. Pecans: These have been used where there is a problem with low blood pressure...Pinon nuts have saved the life of many an Indian baby when made into a nut soup and used as milk for the baby when the mother had no milk. The nut is considered to be effective where there are problems with the lungs such as tuberculosis, impotence, paralysis, low blood pressure, and emaciation. The Pinon nut is one of the best sources of protein in the nut family.

      Best of health to you

  37. QUESTION:
    what vegetables can cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      carrot and spinach juices, taken separately or in combination, are beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure. If taken in combination, 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice should be mixed to make 500 ml or half a litre of the juice, and taken daily. If taken separately, one glass should be taken twice daily, morning and evening.
      Garlic is said to reduce spasms of the small arteries. It also slows down the pulse rate and modifies the heart rhythm, besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness, numbness, shortness of breath, and the formation of gas within the digestive tract.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can a health drink really cure arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol?
    I went to this web site and ordered a case, It has helped alot, Has anyone else tried it? www.thefirst.originallimu.com/

    • ANSWER:
      if you eat unhealthy i don`t think a drink of any kind can do anything for blood pressure and high cholesterol...you have to stick to good nutrition

  39. QUESTION:
    how to cure high blood pressure with out medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      First line treatment is actually lifestyle changes such as diet (eating healthily, reduce sodium consumption), weight control and exercise. Limiting alcohol consumption and stopping smoking are important too. Sometimes this is enough to reduce BP to an optimal level. However, if not, there are no other 'alternative' ways. If it worked, it wouldn't be alternative would it? If lifestyle changes fail to reduce your BP then anti-hypertensive medication is the only other option.

  40. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure high blood pressure?
    i got anxiety disorder and depression a year ago and it was then when it started,also because of my anti depression pills i got a little overweight...is it possible that i have HBP because of that?i never had HBP before and now i have to drink these damn pills daily.also could it be possible i also have dressing gown syndrome (dont know how its called from where you are but this syndrome states that some people have HBP just then when the blood pressure is measured by doctor),if so then wouldn't it be dangerous to take this medication pills?because when i measure my blood pressure at home its good,but when doctor does it it always is too high...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      next dr's visit take your b.p. machine with u then u can se the difference. when i see my dr. i get nervous and my b.p. goes up. i think u can manage your b.p. long as u follow your dr's orders.

  41. QUESTION:
    whats the best way to cure high blood pressure if you are 35!!!?

    • ANSWER:
      Lifestyle options include changing what you eat and your activity level.

      Quitting smoking and moderating alcohol consumption will also help keep your blood pressure in the healthy range.
      Maintain a healthy weight.

      If you are overweight or obese, lose weight. Aim for a healthy weight range for your height and body type. Your health care provider can help you calculate a target weight.

      Even a small amount of weight loss can make a major difference in lowering or preventing high blood pressure.

      To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in.

      Crash or fad diets are not helpful and may be dangerous.

      Some weight loss medications also carry major risks, and great caution is advised in using these drugs.

      The healthiest and longest-lasting weight loss requires slow loss, such as losing one-half to 1 pound each week. Eating 500 calories less than you burn every day may help achieve this goal. In a week, you will eat 3500 calories less than you burn, which is enough to lose 1 pound.

      Increasing your physical activity will help you burn more calories.
      Lose weight and keep it off.

      Choose foods low in calories and fat. Fat is a concentrated source of calories. You should cut down on butter, margarine, regular salad dressing, fatty or red meats, the skin of poultry, whole milk, cheese, fried foods, ice cream, many cookies, cakes, pastries, and snacks.

      Instead, choose baked, broiled, or poached chicken and turkey (without skin), fish, lean cuts of meat (such as round or sirloin); skim, 1%, or evaporated milk; lower fat, low-sodium cheeses; fresh, frozen, or canned fruit or vegetables (without butter, cream, or cheese sauces); plain rice and pasta; English muffins; bagels; sandwich bread and rolls; soft tortillas; cold (ready-to-eat) and hot whole-grain cereals (avoid "instant" types, which are high in sodium).

      Choose foods high in starch and fiber: These foods are low in fat and also good sources of vitamins and minerals. Try fruits, vegetables, whole-grain cereals, pasta, rice, and dry peas and beans.

      Limit serving sizes: You should especially try to take smaller helpings of high-calorie foods such as meats and cheeses. Try to avoid the temptation of going back for seconds.

      Write down what you eat and when: It may be helpful to track your habits. You should note where you are and what you are doing when you snack on high-calorie foods. For instance, many people snack while watching television. Or do you skip breakfast and then eat a large lunch? Identifying your eating patterns can help you overcome the situations in which you overeat.

      Replace high-calorie, high-fat snacks with fresh fruits, air-popped popcorn (without salt or butter), or unsalted pretzels. If there is no time for breakfast, take a low-fat muffin, a bagel (without cream cheese), or cereal along to eat at work. This will reduce the craving for a large lunch.
      Exercise or increase physical activity.

      Physical activity burns calories, helps you lose weight, and reduces stress.

      Physical activity reduces total cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises the good cholesterol (HDL).

      The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise every other day for cardiovascular fitness. The Surgeon General recommends 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.

      Physical activity doesn't have to mean running a marathon. House cleaning or playing golf or baseball can burn as many as 300 calories per hour; brisk walking (at 3.5 mph), cycling (at 5.5 mph), gardening, dancing, or playing basketball burns as many as 450 calories per hour; jogging (9 min/mile), playing football, or swimming can burn as many as 730 calories per hour; and running (7 min/mile), racquetball, or skiing can burn as many as 920 calories per hour.

      You can fit physical exercise into your daily routine.

      Use the stairs instead of the elevator.

      Get off the bus 1 or 2 stops early and walk the rest of the way.

      Park farther away from the store or office.

      Ride a bike.

      Work in the yard or garden.

      Clean house.

      Wash the car the old-fashioned way.

      Go dancing.
      General tips for controlling blood pressure include the following:

      Reduce sodium (salt) intake.

      Limit alcohol to no more than 2 drinks a day.

      Quit smoking.

      Take medicines as directed.
      Medication is an important part of blood pressure control for almost everybody with high blood pressure. Many people cannot keep their blood pressure in the healthy range by lifestyle changes alone.

      Only 21% of people with high blood pressure are on blood pressure medicines and have their pressure adequately controlled.

      At least 16% of people with high blood pressure are not on any medication.

      Approximately 28% are taking medicines incorrectly, and their blood pressure is uncontrolled.

      Therefore, the biggest challenge in the treatment of high blood pressure is taking the medication correctly.

  42. QUESTION:
    cocoa cures high blood pressure and diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      If only it were that simple!

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      there are multiple causes for hypertension, if you can get rid of the cause you are out of it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Cure for high blood pressure?
    I went to a clinic and they told me for my age(18)my blood pressure should be at 120-80,mine is between 140-148-80,my grandfather on my mom side had diebetes and my mom has it.There both kinda big and im really skinny.The nurse was sayin it's probaly genetics. How can i bring it down?

    • ANSWER:
      exercise more and eat less salty foods. also, try not to stress out or get mad (if you have a temper).. things like that can cause high blood pressure.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are your natural cures that actually work for pain and high blood pressure?
    The ones you find to be tried and true:

    Such as potassium in bananas for high blood pressure for example or steamed broccoli for the calcium. One resource I read claimed that it may not be just high sodium intake but also a mineral deficiency such as potassium and calcium causing or something that can help lower it.
    Here's another resource. http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/High-Blood-Pressure.html

    Any other successful natural pain and hypertension reducers that you know of?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for high blood pressure?

    When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, the doctor could not tell me why I developed it. I am in great shape, exercise every other day, I don't smoke or drink. I have a very good diet and have never been big on salt, yet I developed it anyway. I am on medication which is not currently working, I don't know what the problem is.

    • ANSWER:
      How long have you been on blood pressure medication? Sometimes it takes a while for physicians to adjust your dose to see the result they are looking for. Sometimes people may respond to one med and not another. It may take trial and error to determine the right med for you.

      You did not mention your age. Sometimes higher blood pressures can result the older you get, although not necessarily so.

      Do you consume stimulants, like caffeine or methamphetamines or diets substances that contain stiumlants? Those substances can spike blood pressure. Some people are more sensitive to stimulants than others, so your friends may be able to use them and not have problems but you may be more sensitive.

      Maybe your condition is more genetic--do your parents have high blood pressure? Are you pregnant?

      Make sure your doctor tests your kidney function. Kidneys help regulate blood pressure.

      Sometimes people have conditions, which can cause them to secrete substances like epinephrine--sometimes called adrenaline, in excessive amounts. Excessive amounts of epinephrine can cause a big spike in your blood pressure. I suggest requesting a urine test the can help measure the amount of 'metanephrines' in your system.

      Metanephrines are the metabolized by products of catecholamines. Norepinephrine and epinephrine are types of catecholamines. If you have a high level of metanephrines, you may have an increased amount of catcholamines in your system.

      Epinephrine helps with your 'flight or fight' response--so they are normal to have in your body. For example, they help your heart pump faster, open the passages of your lungs so that you can be prepared to 'run' or handle stress.
      In excessive levels, they can affect your health.

      The result should help your doctor to determine if more tests are needed to diagnose this condition. This condition is treatable, by the way. It is important to rule it out as a cause of your hypertension.

      High blood pressure is a condition that you should take seriously. Continue your healthy life style--exercise, good diet, dealing with stress. Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know a natural cure for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      HOMŒOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and storms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge. Curing without any side effects or Complications; thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless you..

      Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertens...

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the Natural cure for hypertension or high blood pressure without using drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      Remove your cause of mental tension or stress or worries. If the reason is your office, discuss the problem with your colleagues and seniors. Don't keep the problem with you. Mental tensions can often be reduced by a brisk walk, laugh loudly and relaxation or meditation. In fact, if you daily practice meditation, you can control your blood pressure for ever.
      Maintain your weight. Exercise more often. Since excess body fat is a primary risk factor in hypertension, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.
      Be physically active. Brisk walking, bicycling, raking leaves, and gardening are the best exercises.
      Follow a low fat diet. Eliminate cholesterol in your diet.
      Eliminate salt from your diet. Look at the salt content of tinned foods, snacks, potato chips, French fries, diet soft drinks, sauces, etc. These are high in salt, don't eat them. Do not eat foods that contain soda, sodium, Na, monosodium glutamate, baking soda and preservatives. Read the food labels carefully. With herbs, spices, garlic and onions, you can make your food tasty without salt.
      Restrict consumption of refined sugars. Read the lables and note different names of sugars.
      A high fiber diet is recommended.
      Increase intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. Potassium rich foods include banana, orange, tangerine, beans, dried peas,potatoes, etc.
      Magnesium rich foods include almonds, cashews, pecans, rice, banana, potatoes, kidney beans, oat bran, peas, soy, wheat germ, etc.
      Calcium rich foods include low fat dairy foods, nuts, watercress, kale, broccoli, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, etc.
      Garlic helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

  49. QUESTION:
    is there any permanent cure for high blood pressure in modern world?

    • ANSWER:
      No .. The nearest available in 2020

  50. QUESTION:
    is there a cure to high blood pressure using ONLY natural food ?

    • ANSWER:
      Just a correction to an answer above - do NOT eat regular licorice if you're trying to lower blood pressure!

      There are two types of licorice, "standard" licorice and "de-glycyrrhizinated" licorice (DGL). Standard licorice products that include glycyrrhizin may INCREASE blood pressure and cause water retention.


Herbal Remedy High Blood Pressure

Diabetes is one such chronic disease that a large number of people are coming under its clutches with each passing day almost assuming an epidemic proportion. It can be said that the incidence of this disease is directly proportional to the modernization of the life style where most of the physical activities are effortless. This is saving time but at the cost of one's health.

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level rises abnormally due to the underproduction of insulin or malfunctioning of the pancreas. This can lead to serious damages of vital organs leading to stroke, kidney failure and paralysis if not controlled.

Sedentary life style, obesity, stress are the main causes of this disease; sometimes genetic factors also play a major role. Increase in hunger, thirst, frequent urination, fatigue is observed initially following with an abrupt loss in body weight.

Herbs can control diabetes

Diabetes if detected in a person cannot be cured but can be controlled by proper medication and natural herbs can be the best medicine if they are administered regularly along with a healthy lifestyle. But it is important to check the blood sugar levels often to test the effectiveness of any treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I am newly diagnosed with high blood pressure and the medication I was prescribed had horrible side effects ( swelling, severe breathlessness) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      there are no natural remedies that can cure HBP-fact.you have to take the orthodox medicine for that.
      you can eat certain foods that may help,and take remedies that might work with the orthodox but as far as I know there are no natural remedies you can take instead.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am seeking a good herbal remedy for high blood pressure. I'd like to get off of the drugs I now use. The
    I've been using Nifedipine and Metoprolol or Diovan and they are causing me to suffer ED. I'd also like an herbal remedy fot ED as well. What should I purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      No supplement can make any medical claims, so you won't find any that claim to lower high blood pressure... but there are many that help to support healthy blood pressure. There's Fish Oil, Hawthorn, L-Arginine (helps with circulation), Garlic, Bonito Peptides, Coleus Forskohlii, and C12 Peptides. Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best vitamin or herbal remedy for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hawthorn berry extract, Vitamin C, magnesium, garlic, coQ10, fish oil. There are several things you can try. Here is a list:
      http://www.usgyms.net/bloodpres.htm

      Just be sure to check with a doctor or pharmacist first if you are on meds because some herbal supplements can interact with meds. For instance, you should not take garlic or fish oil if you are on blood thinning medication. Also, you mustn't take anything herbal that is known to lower blood pressure if you are already on blood pressure lowering medicine.

      Hawthorn has a stabilising effect on blood pressure: lowering it if high or raising it if too low.

      Try one or more of these and keep a check on your blood pressure. It is best to do this under medical supervision. You may have to go on meds if alternatives don't work. But stay away from beta blockers. They can make you quite ill and current research has shown a connection with Type II diabetes development.

      Hope this helps.
      Best wishes.

  4. QUESTION:
    is there a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I don't like taking the stuff i take it makes me sick anybody have any recomdations!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Deep breathing exercise is the best form of natural therapy. The purpose of deep abdominal breathing is to increase a healthy flow of oxygen to all parts of the body. As the blood becomes more oxygenated, the heart has to do less high pressure pumping, thereby reducing high blood pressure.

      Too much blood? Th body contains between eight and nine litres of blood. If you are overweight, there is more blood. More blood means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Make sure your body has enough iron. The haemoglobin molecule that transports oxygen in the blood contains an iron molecule. A lack of iron will reduce the ability of the blood to transport oxygen. Less oxygen, means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Exercise increases the heart's pumping capacity. It also increases the ability of the circulatory system to carry blood effectively. A healthy pump, healthy arteries and healthy veins means that the blood is transported efficiently. The heart has to do less pumping and the blood pressure reduces.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have high blood pressure. Does anyone know of a herbal remedy that really works?
    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 4 years ago. I was treated with medication that worked. That was when I had insurance. Now I am in a waiting period for insurance,don't want to see a doctor because of that pre-existing condition thing, and don't have any medication left. Is there any herbal medicine or anything else that will bring my blood pressure down without meds? I can't drink wine before I go to work, although I wish I could. HA! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What is the origin of your high blood pressure?
      Maybe some other diseases coexist?
      If we don't know that and what kind of therapy you have taken, if you are pre or post menopausal, if your parents had high BP, we can't talk about natural remedies.
      As I use to say, in health one size does not fit all.
      According my opinion it is dangerous to try substitute your medicines with herbal remedies of any kind without your doctor's opinion.

      Consider also the following things
      - usually, herbal remedies are used along with the medicine
      - the form in which you will take the herbal remedy: if you will use garlic, as has been mentioned, what will be the amount that you have to take?
      Is garlic proper for your type of hypertension?
      If you will drink an infusion(a tea of the herb),what will be the amount of the active substance that will be found in diluition in this infusion? How many cups you have to drink daily?

      Try to adopt a healthy life-style that I'm sure you have already adopted, to loose weight, practice some "light" sport like aerobic, walk for 1/2 - 1 hour daily and try to control your stress ; at this point, a herbal infusion containing relaxing herbs is mostly helpful. Take care also if you take any antiinflammatory medicins, as they can slightly increase your BP.

      Katerina

  6. QUESTION:
    what's a great remedy to reduce high blood pressure using only herbal remedies ?

    • ANSWER:
      the combination of raw garlic and cayenne (preferably tincture or tea) as hot as you can take is said to reverse plague on the arteries (source book left for dead by Dick Quinn who refused a 2nd quadruple bypass and reversed his severe heart disease on this regimen). These work of the arteries and veins.

      For the capillaries, take organic or wildcrafted ginger tincture to reverse plague.

      Even children have been found to have plague on their arteries. this plague narrows the blood vessels.

      When the plague is removed/reversed, the blood vessels takes on its natural, unnarrowed size and the widening of the arteries, like that of a garden hose, causes the pressure to go down.

      Also get the book food your miracle medicine by jean carper based on 10,000 medical studies and see what foods science says help lower blood pressure. It is on amazon. If you do not want to buy it, look inside the book..just after the cover, the table of contents follows and some of the recommended foods (but no details) are listed so one can get an idea what foods to eat. I do remember fatty cold water fish helped blood pressure (canned or fresh mackerel, salmon, herring and sardines are the richest source (do not eat farm raised fish only wild caught as it is the only kind with the high levels of omega three fats etc

      I also noticed one time when I was very stressed out, I did relaxation/meditation type breathing. and I took several blood pressure readings while I did this. the end of it had my blood pressure fall 20 points on both the top and the bottom numbers. I found this pretty impressive and it showed me the effect stress and relaxing has on one's blood pressure.so I think that may be a good practice to take up throughout the day.

      All I did was sit or lie quietly and try to clear my mind of all thought focusing on breathing slowly in and out with each exhale I said one word (example one) and each inhale the 2nd word-two so one two one two in out in out.

      The second you notice you are thinking of anything but this, stop and go back to focusing only on breathing and the words..if you can try to consciously relax your muscles. Find ways to reduce stress...like calling a crisis line or friend to talk when you are upset or worried, taking a hot bath, drinking hot tea, taking a walk, journeying, listening to uplifting or peaceful or loved music, watching tv or doing a hobby. breathing good smelling calming (lavender) or uplifting (citrus--lemon, orange etc) essential oils etc to try to cope and handle stress which often causes blood pressure to rise.

      I would bet people have reversed blood pressure problems by going on the hallelujah diet see hacres.com for more go to the testimony page type in hypertension or high blood pressure.

      Also take cayenne daily. preferably as a tincture. It is said to equalize blood pressure making high blood pressure lower and low blood pressure higher. On my mom's death bed, I convinced her to take cayenne (she refused more) but her blood pressure was dangerously low (in the 30s ) and the nurse came in for the next reading and that fast, it had returned to normal

      I found it pretty amazing as it had also stopped two heart attacks in progress on her when nitro did not work after several heart attacks. cayenne did and fast. Her intense heart attack pain all stopped within 2 minutes. dick Quinn in his book also talks about this.

  7. QUESTION:
    Has any of you had experience with herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    A dear friend has uncontrolled high blood pressure. He's 28, and we don't want to lose him! He's taking traditional meds, exercizing and dieting, but nothing works. I've heard that curry tea lowers blood pressure. Do you know of a natural remedy we can give him to help his medications work better?

    • ANSWER:
      yes there are herbal remedies that can help and i would be glad to help you with them. i need you to contact me direct for more information about them. i need more medical information before i will suggest anything. i have been studying and using herbs for 18-20 years and i know that i can benefit you and your loved ones with this knowledge. and by the way any info that you get from me is free, i just tell you what you need and you get it from your local herb shop. CONTACT: widowmaker54@yahoo.com

  8. QUESTION:
    Does Anyone have any good herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    Besides, Omega 3's, I've heard seaweed works well.....

    • ANSWER:
      anything anti-inflammatory.
      Metagenics Vasotensin Works well too. You could use that with the metegenics Inflavonoid. Could help you keep it under control depending on how bad the problem, cause and your age.
      Those along with a healthy diet and excersise.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there anything I can take to lower my blood pressure? Herbal remedies or other?
    i have high blood pressure and no doctor to help me with this potential health risk. I'm currently on mediaction but I am nursing my baby. I am on Labatoral at the moment. But my prescription is about to run out. I need to find someone who can help me or offer low cost doctor visits in the Bend OR area. Were in the process of trying to get medical insurance. But, I don't have a current doctor. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      My son has high blood pressure and this helped alot and should be taken at night and in the moring.Not a doctor but vitamin and herbal is the way I go!

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      Calcium and magnesium balance each other in the body and are two of the most important minerals that humans need to survive. Calcium magnesium supplements simply combine calcium and magnesium for quick and easy intake and absorption by the body.

      Calcium

      Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Supplementing with calcium helps the body in many ways. Calcium builds and maintains bones and teeth. It regulates the rhythm of the heart, eases insomnia, helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of cellular membranes, and assists in blood clotting. Calcium is also very valuable in maintaining proper nerve and muscle function, as well as normal kidney function. Current scientific research shows that it reduces the occurrence of colon cancer and reduces blood cholesterol levels.

      Calcium deficiency can result in arm and leg muscle spasms, softening of bones, leg and back cramps, brittle bones, rickets, poor growth, osteoporosis, tooth decay, and depression.

      The current RDA for calcium intake is 1,000 mg per day. Those who consume a fair amount of dairy products are usually hitting the mark. However, if you suffer from kidney stones, are a female athlete, avoid dairy products, or suffer from mild hypertension, supplementing your diet with around 500 mg per day of calcium might be in your best interests.

      Magnesium

      Magnesium is a mineral that is potentially involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium plays a crucial role in regulating the neuromuscular activity of the heart, maintaining normal heart rhythm, converting blood sugar into energy, and metabolizing calcium and vitamin C properly. Deficiency of magnesium can result in calcium depletion, heart spasms, nervousness, confusion, muscular excitability, and kidney stones

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  10. QUESTION:
    Know any herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    My blood pressure was 156/105 on THursday. Was 149/102 yesterday. Today it's 149/92. They gave me a sample of medicine to try. However, I have not been able to find a medicine that works without major side effects. The sample they gave me gives me vertigo really bad. Does anybody know any herbal remedies to lower your blood pressure? I know stress makes things worse and I have a lot of stress at my job.
    If it is hereditary will herbal remedies even work?
    already take Lovaza (fish Oil) script to lower Tryglicerides. Take Garlic pills, will try raw garlic. thanks.
    went to dr. today and blood pressure was 156/100.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the natural herbal remedies and exercises to control high/low blood pressure?

    Looking for more suggestions on the treatment of Low blood pressure.

    Thanks everyone for your ans.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure reading depends upon several things
      1. Age (BP slightly increases with advancing age)
      2. Mental activity ( Tension, fear, grief etc causes increase in BP)
      3. Food habits (Highly seasoned food, cholesterol etc also increases BP)
      4. Diseases (Many disease conditions like kidney d/s, lung d/s may cause high BP)
      5. The position when reading your Blood Pressure
      So many causes are there, any way these are the general rules for controlling your BP.
      FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
      -Avoid excess use of salt
      -Avoid meat, fish, fast food, fried foor etc
      -Drink plenty of water
      -Sleep at least 8 hours at night
      -Keep mind clean...be cheer full
      -Walk at least 1/2 km per day, preferable in the morning on empty stomach
      this 7 advises will reduce BP with in one week....sure!

      Herbal remedy Rawolfia or Allium Sativa can be used for reducing blood pressure. It has no side effect at all. Its taste is a little bitter. (Please listen this an information only. Dont use any medicine with out consulting a doctor)

      Low Blood Pressure can be corrected by the reversal of the above 1st and 2nd advices.

      Herbal Medicines for increasing Blood pressure are Viscum Album, Natum Muriaticum etc...but only after consulting a doctor.

      After all the most important thing is to understand the causes of high/low blood pressure, and just try to overcome that before going for Medicines. Hope this can help you...bye for now

  12. QUESTION:
    Any home or herbal remedies for high blood pressure 125/180?

    • ANSWER:
      The Best way to treat Hiigh Blood pressure is Homeopathic Medicine, absolutely the best and the safest and the most effective. Nothing compares to it where chronic disease and disorders are concerned.

      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  13. QUESTION:
    Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure?
    Is there an Herbal Remedy for High Blood that actually works?Please answer with personal experience or know someone who has taken such an Herbal.

    • ANSWER:
      Remove your cause of mental tension or stress or worries. If the reason is your office, discuss the problem with your colleagues and seniors. Don't keep the problem with you. Mental tensions can often be reduced by a brisk walk, laugh loudly and relaxation or meditation. In fact, if you daily practice meditation, you can control your blood pressure for ever.
      Maintain your weight. Exercise more often. Since excess body fat is a primary risk factor in hypertension, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.
      Be physically active. Brisk walking, bicycling, raking leaves, and gardening are the best exercises.
      Follow a low fat diet. Eliminate cholesterol in your diet.
      Eliminate salt from your diet. Look at the salt content of tinned foods, snacks, potato chips, French fries, diet soft drinks, sauces, etc. These are high in salt, don't eat them. Do not eat foods that contain soda, sodium, Na, monosodium glutamate, baking soda and preservatives. Read the food labels carefully. With herbs, spices, garlic and onions, you can make your food tasty without salt.
      Restrict consumption of refined sugars. Read the lables and note different names of sugars.
      A high fiber diet is recommended.
      Increase intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. Potassium rich foods include banana, orange, tangerine, beans, dried peas,potatoes, etc.
      Magnesium rich foods include almonds, cashews, pecans, rice, banana, potatoes, kidney beans, oat bran, peas, soy, wheat germ, etc.
      Calcium rich foods include low fat dairy foods, nuts, watercress, kale, broccoli, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, etc.
      Garlic helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

  14. QUESTION:
    Does a red face and hands from stress indicate high blood pressure?
    Hi all

    When I get stressed, my face and hands seem to go red and sometimes this leads to dermatitis.

    I am just wondering if this is related to high blood pressure (I am 140/90) or something else as it has not always happened.

    I don't smoke, rarely drink, and go to the gym 2-3 times a week.

    Is there a herbal remedy in which I can overcome it because I find the dermatitis more than the red face very annoying to say the least. I kind of only flares up when my face goes red and I have to use a cream to quell it. At any other time it's ok.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It can

  15. QUESTION:
    My husband's blood pressure is on the high side.?
    He doesn't want to take medication. Is there a herbal remedy that will lower his blood pressure? Something from the health food store that is easily purchased?

    • ANSWER:
      Try products with Ganoderma Lucidum. There is coffee, tea and even chocolate or in capsules. The coffee is 100% Alkaline w/ Organic Ganoderma Lucidum and it's sooo good. The tea is the Red Rooibos Tea w/ ganoderma lucidum is caffeine free. This can help moderate his blood pressure, cholesterol even sugar levels. Please take the time to read about Ganoderma Lucidum and all the health benefits it can help with. www.myganocafe.com/cano click on Ganoderma Lucidum, read & watch the video on Myth or Reality! These products are amazing they economical and a natural alternative. I personally take the coffee in the morning with breakfast and the tea before bedtime and feel great. Truly amazing! Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    My wife has high blood pressure, what are some good natural (herbal) remedies that she could take?

    • ANSWER:
      funny. O was just reading about this and posted my own question about chest pains.

      This is what I read:
      hawthorn (slow acting but reliable. dont expect results for like a month)

      ginkgo biloba

      Garlic (cheapest way is to eat one raw clove a day, but it burns the mouth a bit [also it is natures antibiotic!!!!])

      Rauwolfia (SMALL dose! Very good! nasal congestion is the most liekyl side effect. [I havent taken Rauwolfia, but I do take natures way "fenu-thyme" for sinus congestion. it may counter act the symptom from rauwolfia])

      Motherwort

      Goji juice

      herbal diuretics (reduce salt and fluids in the body, so the heart has less moisture to move around=lowers blood pressure. These include: dandelion, willow, red clover, alfalfa)

      Vitamin E (but not over 100 IU for women with high blood pressure, and other such probs)

      ................................................
      siberian ginseng can help to lower high bp, but chinese ginseng raises it
      ..............................................
      reduce salt
      get to a healthy weight
      excercise (under doctors plan. nothing too big too fast!)
      relaxation
      biofeedback (using the mind to help control the body)
      blood thinners, like aspirin
      ...................................................
      Potassium is good for this! it is found in the following (I only wrote down in my notebook the things I was willing to eat, so this list is not exhaustive):
      apricots (dried)
      banana (raw)
      cantalope
      kiwi
      honey dew
      lima beans
      orange juice
      pers
      peanuts (dry roasted and unsalted)
      baked potatoe ( with the skin)
      .............................................
      unrefined and unprocessed foods. Like wheat bread over white bread (the chemical process to make bred whit is terrible!)
      garlic, onion, whole grains, FLAX SEED (preferably in grain form, but the liquid can be used as well)
      ...................................................
      Avoid dairy as much as possible
      ...................................................
      coenzyme Q-10
      ...................................................
      Lastly I do have to say that with any advice you get, research those herbs several times to make sure they will be safe.

      hope all goes well,
      sammie

  17. QUESTION:
    natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    What are some natural ways to lower systolic High Blood Pressure besides meditation. Herbal remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Can't promise that these suggestions will work but they can.

      1. Cut back on the salt. It's terribly hard to go cold turkey on salt but lower the amount you use gradually and the change will be much easier to deal with. Watch for hidden sodium - read labels. A diet soda has more sodium in it than a small bag of potato chips!

      2. Drink more water. Plain, old water.

      3. Exercise. A 1/2 hour walk a day will help. Not only helps you relax but will help with #4.

      4. Lose weight if you need to. The extra weight makes it harder for the blood to circulate and adds a number of other risk factors. Even a modest 15-20 lb weight loss might be enough to get your numbers where they should be. Just make better food choices. Eat more fresh fruit, veggies and whole grains.

      5. Consider taking supplements and a good strong multi-vitamin. Supplements to take are potassium, magnesium and calcium. These three have the biggest influence on blood pressure.

  18. QUESTION:
    Have a question about taking high blood pressure medication. Need some help!!?
    I'm currently taking 100mg Metoprolol daily for high blood pressure. As normal, I'm experiencing sexual side effects, meaning getting and maintaining an erection. Is there any over the counter medications, or herbal remedies that I could use to counteract the effects of the blood pressure med. that will not have any harmfull side effects or will raise my blood pressure up? I'm 50 years old also.

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is in a class of high blood pressure medications known as beta blockers. And beta blockers cause erectile dysfunction in males. See: http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html

      The most important thing you must do is talk to your doctor. He can lower your dosage and monitor your blood pressure. He might also put you on another class of meds where there is less of a chance of having erectile problems.

      Are you doing other things to help lower your blood pressure? Doing that might influence how much medication you have to take. Are you on some sort of exercise program, like walking or swimming? Are you worried about something that is increasing your anxiety level and your blood pressure? Have you cut back on salt (if that is indicated by your doctor)? Are you cutting back on alcohol consumption? Are you over-working?

      Good luck now. I am sure that you and your doctor can work together to find a solution.

  19. QUESTION:
    my hubby turned 30 and his blood pressure is now very high. Is it common to have High BP at 30?
    his blood pressure was 100/140 whn we first time monitored it but after cutting down salt intake it has stagnated at 90/135/140. He is 5-10 inches tall and weighs approx 73-75 kgs. Doesnt take alcohol , or smoke. Is an army officer so was high on physical activities earlier. But his dad has it..so could he be the target of hypertension too. We dont want to start medicines. He is having a herbal remedy and also doing a bit of yoga and long walks daily. Low salt..wld this help???

    • ANSWER:
      It is more common than one would think...but just because it is common doesn't mean it is normal.

      Low salt will definately help matters but he needs a work-up from his primary care provider or a cardiologist to determine WHY he has high bloodpressure at such a young age. Especially because he is healthy.

      My husband has had high bloodpressure since he was 14. He was a very active athelete in highschool but still had very high bloodpressure and no one knew why. There are conditions such as hyperaldosteronism and renal artery problems that can cause hypertension at a young age and he had a cat scan to rule them out. Also, he needed an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to make sure that he didn't have LVH (Thickening of the heart muscle due to working hard from the high bloodpressure).

      He probably should see a cardiologist...it doesn't mean that he *has* to start meds right now. He should find out some options and have some tests done because long term high bloodpressure is NOT good for the body.

  20. QUESTION:
    My cat has been diagnosed with high blood pressure.?
    Do you know of any herbal remedies that might help with this? I am giving her medication that the vet prescribed twice a day through a syringe.. She hates it even though it has been compounded with chicken flavor. She drools most of it out. I could use any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to hear that your cat is suffering from Hypertension.
      Are you giving Norvasc (Amlodipine besylate)? Thats the tablet form that we use in cats with hypertension.
      What is the cause of her hypertension is it secondary to
      hyperthyriodism? kidney disease? or is primary?

      low sodium diet might be prescribed by your veterinarian, or a diet consistent with the underlying problem, e.g., a special diet for kidney health. Such as Hills feline k/d
      http://www.felineinstincts.com/articles/Felineinstinctsrenalfailureinformation.html

      If its from hyperthyriodism then this website may help
      http://www.allergicpet.com/articles/feline_hyperthyroidism.html

      http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/product_detail.aspx?item_cd=152011&click=6875
      If its primary hypertension:
      Hypertension is a serious problem in the cat. The first symptom seen is usually sudden blindness from retinal detachment - the high blood pressure literally blows out the back of the eye. If it is caught early, with prompt and aggressive drug treatment the retina will sometimes reattach itself at least partially, and some vision will be restored. Many cats, however, will be permanently blind as a result. Owners will sometimes notice the cat's pupils are fixed and fully dilated, or only respond very slowly and sluggishly to light. This is an emergency situation which should be treated as
      soon as possible.

      I do not know of any natural aids for hypertension but perhaps if you gave me more info I may be able to help further!

  21. QUESTION:
    Any tips on reducing your blood pressure?
    I have already lost 2 and a half stone, throught healthy eating and exercise but still have high blood pressure. I am reluctant to take tablets for it as it means i will be on it for life. Any herbal remedies or advice would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that high blood pressure has anything to do with your weight. I have had it for apx. 7 years and I am not overweight. I was very active when I developed it and when the doctor first said "your blood pressure is high" she also said "it is probably high because you are anxious today" and guess what it was high the next time I visited her.

      I have a friend who is stick thin who has had it since she was in her 20s. It probably has more to do with heredity.

      I was taking a medication that lowered it sometimes but since I have changed my medication, it has been consistently normal. I get it checked every three months.

      I think that the most important thing to do is to get it under control even if you have to take medication. By not doing anything about it, you are damaging your organs. That is why they call it the "silent killer". Your doctor might tell you the same thing.

      If you are still interested in going the natural route, you might want to get this guidebook that I have come across.

      http://pinurl.com/17i

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there people who stopped/quit high blood pressure medication Diovan due to its numerous side effects?
    Please share you story if you tied or completely stopped Blood Pressure medication Diovan. My husband is taking Diovan 160/12,5 mg. Since he became raw eater (eats only raw veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds) his blood pressure dropped naturally (it's is now 117/76 - 120/80). We do not eat any animal products, including diary and eggs. My husband lost more that 45 pounds and feels way better than before. But when he takes Diovan (he takes half of the pill now, so it's a dose of 80/6,5) he feels horrible and his blood pressure drops to 106/68. Our doctors insists on impossibility of stopping BP medication. But I googled and found horrible side effects of Diovan (severe muscle cramps, headaches, depression, anxiety, joint pain, rash, hair loss, libido loss, low energy level etc), my husband experienced all of them. We found a great website (askapatient com) and there plenty of people who used and experienced those side effects and some even quit Diovan. We would like to know how to do that, if we can do it gradually? We did a research and found plenty of natural remedies recommended by naturopathic practitioners like: Coenzyme Q10, Garlic, Hawthorn, Mistletoe, Valerian, Hops, L-Arginine. We bought them today at the health food store along with Vitanine C and E, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium & Potassium. Also we plan to take 2 tb spoons of organic flaxseed oil daily, 2 gloves of fresh garlic, incorporate more cayenne pepper, turmeric in our diet and drink plenty of herbal tea stabilizing blood pressure. Please if you have any information or want to share you story on how you stopped Diovan (or any other high blood pressure medication), please let us know...We will really appreciate it.

    P.S: We will go to see and MD doctor with Naturopathic license as well, when we find a good one, as we'd like to talk to a professional who knows both worlds, and wouldn't be only trained/inclined to sell prescription drugs, but interested in natural remedies as well.
    Please do not advertise/recommend other medication as our purpose is to eliminate drugs in our life. We are searching for a natural ways and remedies...Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Sasha, if your husband has dropped his blood pressure naturally, there is no need to look for or take any other supplements and natural remedies such as you are considering.

      You are doing the right thing with the fruit, nuts and seeds. I have a friend who stopped medication completely, and at the same time quit using added salt on his food, which lowered his blood pressure to 120/80.easily.
      He has never felt better, our food, even bread and milk is loaded with salt, I say "shake the salt habit", we don't need to add it.
      Hope this helps Nvrgvup.

  23. QUESTION:
    High Blood Presure?
    How to keep it down?? Any dietary guidelines or suggestions any herbal remedy that can be helpful in lowering the blood pressure to its normal range. no medication plzzz

    • ANSWER:
      Well, as you know that High blood pressure is determined if you have resting blood pressure of 140/90 or more. Different causes are there for high blood pressure. Out of them tension is the most common one. I have few suggestions for you. Your will have to make certain changes in your life style in order to keep your blood pressure in control. First of all, you will have to have your blood pressure checked regularly and consult your doctor regularly. Secondly, you will have to try to keep your stress level down or have to learn how to manage stress through meditation, relaxation, exercise etc. The most important thing is stop smoking if you do so. Because, smoking is directly linked with the development of heart diseases. Exercise regularly to keep your weight within normal limits. Avoid excessive salt intake, cut down on gravy, preserved food, sauces anything that has salt, since salt will retain water in the blood vessel which directly increase the pressure.
      Eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and food high in fiber--- and less fat and do not worry too much because it will only worsen the situation. And for additional dietary suggestion click on the link given below

  24. QUESTION:
    herbal medicine reactions bad circulation?
    i am 31 with bad circulation, freezing feet all the time, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am on tablets from the doctor, i found a herbal remedy, gingko, garlic, cayenne that reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and helps with circulation, so i brought it and used it, on the second day my feet started tingeling and feeling like they are going to cramp up, and it didnt stop for 2 days, ive stopped taking the should this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      ~!Starlynn!~ has a good point... it could be an interaction between the drugs and the supplements. You can ask your doctor or a pharmacist if there are any interactions to be on the safe side.

      On the flip side, that's a completely normal reaction.
      Itching and tingling in an area that is getting more circulation when it's used to lower circulation is entirely common and basically expected. My scalp itched when I first started taking Ginkgo, too. All the herbs that you mention there are good for circulation and cardiovascular health, so if your feet were always cold before you took this, I would be shocked if you didn't feel some sort of tingling or itching (cramping sounds right for what you mention, too).
      However, if the odd feelings don't go away (at least a bit) after about a week of taking the supplement, then it might be an allergic reaction (which is rare)... Oh, and that's after taking it for a week straight.

      Worst case scenario, if it is an allergy, you could try each ingredient separately to remove the one you're having a reaction to, you could take L-Arginine to help your circulation, and/or you could even use an L-Arginine circulation gel to apply directly to your feet. L-Arginine is a simple Amino Acid that you get whenever you eat protein, so you're most likely not going to be allergic or have any problems with it.
      Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    Please recommend herbal insomnia remedies. Mother is getting very ill from side effects of melatonin?
    It's been a year she took various types of chemical based insomnia pills,
    since her brain aneurysm surgery... She takes high blood pressure
    medications, and she has to watch out for this particular thing.

    She's suffering from numb tongue and soar hands/arms due to the side effects of melatonin/high blood pressure.

    She's also got mental trauma in many different ways, and she feels anxiety/fear at night about her health and family (most of them don't give a damn about her well-being.)

    I'm just hoping someone can PLEASE help her rid of this insomnia.
    Please recommend some herbal remedies... Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that you first should see your mother's doctor before you make any decisions about what to use, the drug interaction could make her situation even worse than it already is

      After consulting here are some suggestions against insomnia:

      Valerian has relaxing and sedative properties which makes you sleepy and reach deep sleep much easier, use it as a tea. It is often combined with passionflower for extra effect

      Kava kava has relaxing properties. Studies suggest that kava kava is effective against insomnia, particularly in improving sleep quality and shortening the time you need to fall asleep. It is very powerful, when you decide to use it as an insomnia treatment, you should only use it under supervision of a qualified health care provider and certainly talk with your mother's doctor

      Passion flower blooms have a slightly less stronger effect than Valerian or kava but still is very useful. Passion flower is often combined with Valerian or lemon balm for better effect (again talk to your doctor first before you decide to use this)

      Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and its medicinal qualities are scientifically proven. Medical marijuana is used to relieve pain and helps against insomnia. You have the smoking and edible varieties

      Did I tell you to talk to her doctor before you try anything? ;-)

      Hopefully this will be helpful, good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    I get nervous around doctors and my BP goes through the roof what can I do?
    Ive lost over 50lbs and the recruiter is sending me to MEPS. Im just alittle worried. I have what my high school doctor called white coat syndrome. I get really nervous around doctors and my blood pressure goes over the acceptable limit. When Im at home and do it myself the numbers are fine. Are there any herbal remedies that can help me with my nervousness or lower my BP so it doesn't rise high enough to DQ me.

    • ANSWER:
      This is called "White Jacket Phobia" and is quite common. Tell your doctor that you have this issue. Usually if they take it again after a few minutes it comes back to normal.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have been feeling bad, any suggestions on a better diet?
    I have high Cholestrol& high blood pressure,lately i feel like
    sleeping a lot,no energy.upset stomach,hot flashes,I am
    a wreck.What can I eat to help detox myself?or drink?
    Or take some herbal remedy?pLzzz Help?

    • ANSWER:
      This will sound really gross, but you should try a colon cleanse. If you don't know what that is, it' when they stick a tube in your bum hole and flush out all the toxins. I did it, and afterwards I was really cold, but the next day I felt like brand new! If you're like me and you can't seem to stick to a healthy diet, you might wanna try some herbal supplements. I'm taking these Japanese mushroom pills,(they usually sell them in healthfood stores or asian markets) They're called rishi mushroom pills, and they are amazing. There are diferent levels and they can get quite pricey, but they are well worth the try.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is 40mg a high dose of propranolol (URGENT ADVICE NEEDED!)?
    Hi,
    I have failed several driving tests due to nerves (fast heart beat and shaking) and have been advised to take propranolol (a beta blocker) an hour before my next test. I NEVER make a single mistake in my lessons, it's solely down to nerves. I have tried herbal remedies/breathing techniques to no avail. I am not asking whether or not you agree with me taking propranolol so please no comments about your opinion on this.

    I was prescribed 40mg, to take an hour before the test. I have 4 tablets, so I have a chance to test it out beforehand. However, after researching online, it seems this dose might be too high, especially as I am trying to avoid side effects (such as dizziness) as much as possible! I am also very small and light (BMI 18 or 19) so I've been thinking that 5 or 10mg propranolol would be ideal. The doctor didn't take my blood pressure so I don't know if mine is low or high. I am a bit scared to try the 40mg now after what I've read, so would you advise me to break up a tablet into 4 quarters and just try one quarter (10mg)? Or is this dangerous/dodgy in any way? Shall I go back to the docs and get 10mg?

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously you should never be aloud on the ROADS

      taking drugs to cheat is just rediculious

  29. QUESTION:
    any qualified in herbal remedies?
    can any one help me please? i take medication for deppresion called effexor,i am also on meds for high blood pressure.i read an article a couple of months ago that if i took a combination of magnuisum tabs,omega fish oils ,vitamin b and a garlic capsule that it woul help with the feelings of deppression,dont misunderstand me ,the meds im taking do work after a very long time ,but when i took all the other supplements i felt really great ,im still taking them but feel a bit low atr the moment ,have any of you heard of this conbination or could you advise me please ,thanks very much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      st. johns wort very effective - make tea with the live plant, otherwise buy the tincture. Pills less effective.

  30. QUESTION:
    Indian/Chinese herbal treatments for hypertension?
    As far as I have known indian and chinese people have always had natural remeies for the treatment of high blood pressure. Can anyone out there help me with some remedies?
    They should be able o be used by someone who is 5 months pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  31. QUESTION:
    Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth? To eat? (Or, at least, to put in tea.) Really?
    As some of you know, I am an RN, who now does health counseling and coaching by phone. I frequently speak to people who choose not to take the medications prescribed to them for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, preferring to take natural/herbal remedies or supplements. Although I am certainly more knowledgeable about Western medicine, I have no problem with other treatments, wherever they may originate, as long as they actually work. I am getting more familiar with certain substances, like cinnamon and red rice yeast (or maybe it's red yeast rice?), but recently had a patient sing the praises of food-grade diatomaceous earth, for either blood pressure or cholesterol treatment. Does anyone have any knowledge of this, used to treat medical conditions? I did some online searching, but mostly found gardening or insect control info, and the food-grade info was limited to sites that sold the stuff, so not exactly unbiased material.

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      While looking for a 'natural' way of flea and parasite control, I've been doing a pretty 'in depth' study of the 'food grade' diatomaceous earth.

      For ingestion by either human or animal, the FOOD GRADE is the most important thing to remember here. There are 'lesser' grades for treating the lawn, treating building perimeters and for swimming pool filters.

      Now, I'm a 'naturalist', more interested in the 'prevention' rather the 'chemical cures' of today's medicine. Just seeing the list of 'side effects' listed on each drug on the market is frightening.

      I've been really impressed with the pureness of diatomaceous earth...and what I've found really makes sense.

      WHAT IF diseases like cancer are actually the result of some type of parasite infestation? It's possible, seeing the quality of the foods we buy and the 'recalls' of beef and other products that are found to be unfit, unhealthy or containing salmonella, melamine or other harmful ingredients...both sickening and killing people and pets...

      The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth is a pure and natural product of the sea...ground fossils. Although, to the touch, it feels like a very soft powder, to the insect or parasite, it is like 'walking/crawling over ground glass'. It cuts into their skin and kills them.

      Considering the cost of Frontline for flea/tick control on our cats and dog...2.00...(which made 5 of my pets extremely sick for 2 days) and the cost of insect control for lawns and the veggie garden...the DE is a bargain. I just received an order, 2, 5 lb. bags for . including shipping.

      I have been 'powdering' the cats and dog (carpet and pet bedding) and the flea population is nearly zero. The 'bonus' is, when the cats 'groom' they are ingesting it and being cleansed of any parasites like tapeworm, etc.

      Large cattle farms add DE to their grain/feed, not only keeping the feed free of insects but curing any internal problems caused by fly eggs, etc.

      Personally, I haven't started sprinkling it on my oatmeal yet...LOL...but, with a little more research, I might <:O)

      It may be a 'stretch' to say ingesting DE will control blood pressure and/or cholesterol UNLESS it can be proven that these health issues can be traced back to parasite infestation in the blood stream, affecting the heart, clogging and narrowing the arteries, etc. What about the possibility of parasites being responsible for Alzheimers and ADHD ????

      It's a very interesting study and the possibility of DE being a great preventive and cure is pretty high, but I'd like to see more research done on it, because it really makes a lot of sense. <:O) Helen

  32. QUESTION:
    Sexual 'performance' help for man with hypertension?
    My fiance is a 38-year-old man with hypertension. I believe he has borderline high cholesterol, as well, but I'm not certain. Daily, he takes Minoxidil (15mg), Lisinopril (20mg), Plavix (75mg), Amlodipine (10mg), Simvastin (40mg), and Aspirin (325mg).
    He is thin, about 5'9" and around 155lbs.
    He does not exercise, and consumes about 2 beers per day. He also smokes (camel lights, about 1 pack every 2 days), and smokes marijuana daily. (Lol, I probably am answering my own question here...)

    We usually have a pretty good sex life. However, as you'd imagine, he's usually out of breath after.
    Now, my concern is about what is frustrating him. Sometimes, I'd say maybe 1-2x out of every 5x, he cannot climax. Not even if he attempts to finish himself, especially while standing up.
    Occasionally, he also has trouble getting and maintaining an 'arousal.'.

    What can be done to help him? He cannot take viagra or the like due to his high blood pressure. Are there any remedies, be they herbal, over-the-counter, or by prescription?
    Would exercising help blood flow? What about the ability to finish?

    Any help or suggestions (snide comments aside) would be appreciated!

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  33. QUESTION:
    Suffering Anxiety attacks?
    I have been having anxiety attacks now since this spring. Am on my 3rd medication to help with them as they tried Zanax, Efexor and Lexapro. When on the Lexapro, I was so depressed & even suicidal, which I hadn't had since I was a teen, so insisted the doctor put me back on the Efexor. I have been reading a lot of books lately from the library, and they have a lot of herbal remedies to try for anxiety, but I'm wondering if anyone else has tried these with success as I just ordered Valerian root, vitamin B complex, and St Johns Wort. Has anyone else tried these for anxiety attacks? I also have been put on a beta blocker now as well as since the doctor put me on the anti-depressants, my blood pressure has been very high & heart rate very high at a resting point also. I'd really LOVE to be able to get off all these meds and take herbal instead....

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might also want to consider therapy to try to find the "source" of the anxiety. Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about this?
    Mothers-to-be have been warned against eating licorice, after researchers found that it could increase the unborn child's risk of disease as an adult.
    August 9, 2010

    A study by the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Helsinki found that glycyrrhizin — an ingredient in licorice — affected the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

    Cortisol is released during periods of stress to help the body cope, but has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that eight-year-olds whose mothers had eaten even small amounts — around half a gram — of licorice a week had up to a third higher levels of cortisol in their systems compared to children whose mothers didn't eat licorice.

    An earlier joint project between the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh looked at 321 eight-year-old children from Finland, whose mothers' licorice intake was monitored during pregnancy.

    Researchers in that 2009 study found that children whose mothers had eaten large amounts of licorice did not perform as well in cognitive tests and were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers said in a media release.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in October 2009, suggested an ingredient in licorice called glycyrrhizin affected the placenta and allowed the glucocorticoid stress hormones to pass through to the unborn baby.

    Researchers found that women who ate 500mg of glycyrrhizin a week — or around 100g of licorice — were more likely to have children with reduced intelligence and behavioural issues.

    "This shows that eating licorice during pregnancy may affect a child's behaviour or IQ and suggests the importance of the placenta in preventing stress hormones that may affect cognitive development getting through to the baby," the University of Edinburgh's Professor Jonathan Seckl said.

    Licorice root — also known as the blue flowering snow pea — has been a major ingredient in Chinese medicine for more than 3000 years, FoodMuseum.com reported, and appears in many herbal remedies for everything from coughs and colds to constipation.
    http://www.motherandbaby.com.au/ContentItem.aspx?ContentID=1758

    • ANSWER:
      That sucks.

  35. QUESTION:
    Propranolol - need urgent help!?
    Hi,
    I have failed several driving tests due to nerves (fast heart beat and shaking) and have been advised to take propranolol (a beta blocker) an hour before my next test. I NEVER make a single mistake in my lessons, it's solely down to nerves. I have tried herbal remedies/breathing techniques to no avail. I am not asking whether or not you agree with me taking propranolol so please no comments about your opinion on this.

    I was prescribed 40mg, to take an hour before the test. I have 4 tablets, so I have a chance to test it out beforehand. However, after researching online, it seems this dose might be too high, especially as I am trying to avoid side effects (such as dizziness) as much as possible! I am also very small and light (BMI 18 or 19) so I've been thinking that 5 or 10mg propranolol would be ideal. The doctor didn't take my blood pressure so I don't know if mine is low or high. I am a bit scared to try the 40mg now after what I've read, so would you advise me to break up a tablet into 4 quarters and just try one quarter (10mg)? Or is this dangerous/dodgy in any way? Shall I go back to the docs and get 10mg?

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What quack prescribed Propranolol to a teenager for a driving test!? 40mg?? MY grandfather takes that dose for his BP which is often QUITE high.

      OK, Yes this drug if taken in LOW doses MAY calm you down, although it may not, in fact it can cause arrhythmia's in some people. Yeah, so you can drive your car and then go into heart failure? Smart Doctor! Psychiatrist sometimes give this drug to people who are experiencing and extreme side effect of certain psychiatric drugs, but not for a driving test!

      You are best off just mentally calming yourself down instead of fiddling around with medications you really don't need.

      You need to see a new doctor, and talk to someone who is a licenses mental health counselor so you can talk your issues out. Hell, I bet your school counselor is trained for that, and it's FREE.

      To the nurse who mentioned Benzo's; someone might prescribe those BUT, I doubt those are a good idea to be driving with either, not to mention they can be addictive. Although, one benzo dose won't get you hooked, it takes a pretty regular dosing to do that.

      The only thing I could ever imagine anyone in their right mind prescribing for a person with CHRONIC anxiety is Buspar. I'd leave the benzo's for alcohol withdrawal and panic attacks and the Propranolol for when your BP spikes way over what is normal BP for YOU.

      Normal for you might be 130/80 or it could be 110/75. You need to test you're BP a series of times to KNOW what is going on with you. Otherwise DO NOT mess with BP medications.

  36. QUESTION:
    Help with Endometriosis?
    I just recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis by having the Laproscopic surgery in September. They tried putting me on birth control but I bled through that. Then they tried the Nuvaring which didn't work as well. They also took me off of all birth control because it is causing my blood pressure to be very high and my heart rate to be high as well (126). They put me on Xanax and Zoloft for my mood swings and anxiety. I have always suffered from anxiety but not this bad. I have my "visitor" almost constantly. I went to Advanced Pain Management and they put me on Norco which is hydrocodone and acetaminophen but less acetaminophen then Vicodin. He also put me on Baclofen twice a day.

    My question is if anyone has tried acupuncture or herbal remedies? Or if anyone else is in the same boat as me? It would be nice to get feedback from someone else. Or if anyone knows of a Endometriosis Forum or something like that?

    Thanks in advance!

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  37. QUESTION:
    Ok Ladies, I need help! Gotta get this baby out! Any suggestions?
    Well I will be 37 weeks tomorrow, and the Doctor is very concerned about the size of my baby. I am feeling fine, and I have no signs of labor, nor is he checking me for dilation or effacement. However, my blood pressure continues to be high, and he considers me Borderline Diabetic after failing the 1 hr glucose test. He said the baby must come early or he will get too big. Either I need to make him come early or the doc will induce me, and we all do not want that! I know about the walking and the sex, but any herbal remedies ever work for anyone? Teas, etc? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      red raspberry leaf tea is supposed to get contractions going for some women, not me but sex and walking did work...good luck

  38. QUESTION:
    Why do people listen to the FDA? I mean it's so obvious they're corrupt?
    I keep seeing the questions about herbal remedies getting smashed because the FDA said it was bad. Well they aren't bad the FDA is a greedy money hungry evil corporation. I had high blood pressure and i started taking hawthorne berry pills and it dropped to normal in 3 weeks with Absolutely no side effects. I read in all of these places that it can do this or that its just bs.

    People keep trashing colloidal silver saying it turns you gray. It is such a rare side effect that its ridiculous to even state it. Did you know that ibuprofen can make you go blind? Did you know that pepto can destroy your colon? Did you know that antibiotics give you a candida overgrowth which causes your immunes system to drop. So you more susceptible to cancer, heart disease, diabetic, and other killer disease. Dont be corrupt by the FDA they're bastards

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that the FDA is corrupted, but that's just like the entire government. Special interest groups run this country, and they always will.

  39. QUESTION:
    feeling faint...?
    Whenever I stand up, walk (not ALL the time of course), move my head, stand at a high elevation (i'm talking on a chair- 3 feet off the ground not like 50 feet), put my head back, and even just sitting doing nothing, I get really dizzy and feel like i'm going to faint. There have been times when everything goes black for about 5 seconds and then I come back to. I've never actually fallen over "fainting" so to say, but whenever it happens I have to either sit down or just stand still and wait for the feeling to pass...

    I've talked to my doctor about this and she doesn't know what it could be. She has done blood pressure tests and it is low, but not alarmingly. I'm not sure what could be the cause of it, if anyone could help or have an idea why this could be that would be really great...

    Also, are there any kind of herbal remedies (vitamins or anything) I can take that can help me not have this problem...?

    • ANSWER:
      Dehydration, low blood sugar, anemia, lack of muscle tone, poor cardiovascular fitness, cerebellar disease, multiple sclerosis. the list goes on and on.
      Find a better doctor if thats all they can tell you.
      BTW..I'm leaning toward anemia.

  40. QUESTION:
    What Types Of Medication Are Used To Treat Anxiety?
    So far I've tried a few brands of SSRIs including prozac and celexa and both have given me horrible side effects so I've been taken off them, I've now been put on beta blockers even though after researching them its an off label job, they're really just for lowering blood pressure whereas mine isnt actually high, its just under average which seems strange. I've tried over the counter herbal remedies and also seen a psychologist for CBT for 7 months. I feel like I'm running out of options! Any ideas? I've booked a repeat appointment with my doctor for about a weeks time and I want her to listen to me this time!

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you have to try a few and try different doses or combinations before you find the one that works for you.

      Also...you need to be careful about what you read on the internet, especially when it's medical information. Some of it isn't reliable. Most of it, you need a medical background to fully understand. so, don't try to self diagnose.

      Talk to your doctor about options and why he put you on beta blockers. If you aren't getting help and you want another opinion, then find another doctor. Doctors aren't a "one size fits all." if you don't think the doctor is listening to you...find another!

      You've only had 7 months of therapy and you expect to have everything under control? Therapy and medication don't work that way. You should be seeing a psychiatrist for medication and therapy, not a psychologist (they can't prescribe meds)....unless the psychologist is working extremely close to your other doctor. I also hope your doctor was aware that you were taking herbal meds at the same time you were taking prescription meds. Sometimes, they don't mix. Don't take over the counter herbals unless a naturopath, who knows what you're taking and what your medical history is, tells you it's ok. Some of them can mess you up....just because they're over the counter, doesn't make them ok for everyone.

      You aren't running out of options. There are many medications used to treat anxiety however, you might not be able to handle certain classes of them. That's not unusual.

      Just talk to your doctor and try to see a psychiatrist who deals with anxiety. They are often more up to date and focused on that issue than others.

  41. QUESTION:
    Husband having nervous breakdown over children!!?
    We have 5 children. Eldest boy 7, twins (boy/girl) 6, little girl 3 and another little girl of 18 months. My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure but we are both of the opinion that we would prefer to sort this out without medication and are currently using herbal remedies and meditation. The problem is.....the children. As we all know, kids can be rude, disobedient, nasty, aggresive, ungrateful etc. etc. Most of the time we deal with it, but just recently it has been getting to my husband so badly that he is now saying that he just cannot tolerate the children and he is threatening to walk out on me and the the children as he cannot stop himself from shouting at my eldest. We have always had issues with the eldest boy and he just doesn't seem to learn. I have told him that if his behaviour doesn't improve then he wont go to friends birthday parties....I have followed through with this threat and although he gets upset on the day...he does it again and again!! HELP!!

    • ANSWER:
      The eldest will mature and grow out of it, and you have to do more grounding than a birthday party. Take away the TV, computer, PSP, XBOX, etc. But, if your husband take handle him at 7, then he's really not going to handle him at 17. And, I think if your husband is threatening to leave you and the kids over this, then he is selfish and is just using this as an excuse


Herbal Remedies High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the artery. Artery are vessels that take blood from the pump heart to every one the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not denote extreme moving worry, although poignant worry and pressure can temporarily add to blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is underneath 120/80; blood pressure flanked by 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or over is careful high.

How is High Blood Pressure measured

It is typically deliberate with a blood pressure cuff located around the limb, which register the pressure in unit called millimeters of Mercury. Blood pressure or BP is denote by two numbers alienated by aslash (/) for paradigm, a reading of 120/80 would denote that 120 millimeters of mercury is the systolic pressure and 80 millimeters of mercury is the diastolic pressure.

Systolic blood pressure, the pinnacle number, represent the pressure in our artery as the heart contracts and eject blood into the flow. Diastolic force, the bottom figure, occurs as the hearts relax next a contraction. It represents the smallest amount pressure to which the arteries are bare.

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Herbal Remedies For High Blood Pressure

Many people don't trust drugs for high blood pressure; they prefer natural way of dealing with it. Luckily for you, several herbs are very effective to control this common condition. Discover how you can use herbs for high blood pressure to treat hypertension and to improve your health.

Herbs have always been used successfully to treat many conditions. And hypertansion treatment is not an exception. Of course, herbs don't give a dramatic effect like drugs, but their effect is more long term. Also herbs are safer and don't produce dangerous side effects.

Herbs used to treat high blood pressure are:

- Ginkgo Biloba
- Garlic
- Hawthorn
- Arjuna
- Ashwagandha
- Valerian (to relive stress)
- Cinnamon
- Nutmeg
- Ginger
- Cardamom
- Guelder rose

Ginkgo Biloba gives very good results. It relaxes blood vessels and stimulates the circulatory system. It reduces bloods ability to clot which allows blood to flow more freely. Ginkgo Biloba is the most known herb for natural high blood pressure control. Surprisingly, garlic has similar effect. Studies prove that people who take garlic supplement show reduction in hypertansion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has any of you had experience with herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    A dear friend has uncontrolled high blood pressure. He's 28, and we don't want to lose him! He's taking traditional meds, exercizing and dieting, but nothing works. I've heard that curry tea lowers blood pressure. Do you know of a natural remedy we can give him to help his medications work better?

    • ANSWER:
      yes there are herbal remedies that can help and i would be glad to help you with them. i need you to contact me direct for more information about them. i need more medical information before i will suggest anything. i have been studying and using herbs for 18-20 years and i know that i can benefit you and your loved ones with this knowledge. and by the way any info that you get from me is free, i just tell you what you need and you get it from your local herb shop. CONTACT: widowmaker54@yahoo.com

  2. QUESTION:
    Does Anyone have any good herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    Besides, Omega 3's, I've heard seaweed works well.....

    • ANSWER:
      anything anti-inflammatory.
      Metagenics Vasotensin Works well too. You could use that with the metegenics Inflavonoid. Could help you keep it under control depending on how bad the problem, cause and your age.
      Those along with a healthy diet and excersise.

  3. QUESTION:
    Know any herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    My blood pressure was 156/105 on THursday. Was 149/102 yesterday. Today it's 149/92. They gave me a sample of medicine to try. However, I have not been able to find a medicine that works without major side effects. The sample they gave me gives me vertigo really bad. Does anybody know any herbal remedies to lower your blood pressure? I know stress makes things worse and I have a lot of stress at my job.
    If it is hereditary will herbal remedies even work?
    already take Lovaza (fish Oil) script to lower Tryglicerides. Take Garlic pills, will try raw garlic. thanks.
    went to dr. today and blood pressure was 156/100.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I am newly diagnosed with high blood pressure and the medication I was prescribed had horrible side effects ( swelling, severe breathlessness) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      there are no natural remedies that can cure HBP-fact.you have to take the orthodox medicine for that.
      you can eat certain foods that may help,and take remedies that might work with the orthodox but as far as I know there are no natural remedies you can take instead.

  5. QUESTION:
    Any home or herbal remedies for high blood pressure 125/180?

    • ANSWER:
      The Best way to treat Hiigh Blood pressure is Homeopathic Medicine, absolutely the best and the safest and the most effective. Nothing compares to it where chronic disease and disorders are concerned.

      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the best vitamin or herbal remedy for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hawthorn berry extract, Vitamin C, magnesium, garlic, coQ10, fish oil. There are several things you can try. Here is a list:
      http://www.usgyms.net/bloodpres.htm

      Just be sure to check with a doctor or pharmacist first if you are on meds because some herbal supplements can interact with meds. For instance, you should not take garlic or fish oil if you are on blood thinning medication. Also, you mustn't take anything herbal that is known to lower blood pressure if you are already on blood pressure lowering medicine.

      Hawthorn has a stabilising effect on blood pressure: lowering it if high or raising it if too low.

      Try one or more of these and keep a check on your blood pressure. It is best to do this under medical supervision. You may have to go on meds if alternatives don't work. But stay away from beta blockers. They can make you quite ill and current research has shown a connection with Type II diabetes development.

      Hope this helps.
      Best wishes.

  7. QUESTION:
    I am seeking a good herbal remedy for high blood pressure. I'd like to get off of the drugs I now use. The
    I've been using Nifedipine and Metoprolol or Diovan and they are causing me to suffer ED. I'd also like an herbal remedy fot ED as well. What should I purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      No supplement can make any medical claims, so you won't find any that claim to lower high blood pressure... but there are many that help to support healthy blood pressure. There's Fish Oil, Hawthorn, L-Arginine (helps with circulation), Garlic, Bonito Peptides, Coleus Forskohlii, and C12 Peptides. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    is there a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I don't like taking the stuff i take it makes me sick anybody have any recomdations!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Deep breathing exercise is the best form of natural therapy. The purpose of deep abdominal breathing is to increase a healthy flow of oxygen to all parts of the body. As the blood becomes more oxygenated, the heart has to do less high pressure pumping, thereby reducing high blood pressure.

      Too much blood? Th body contains between eight and nine litres of blood. If you are overweight, there is more blood. More blood means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Make sure your body has enough iron. The haemoglobin molecule that transports oxygen in the blood contains an iron molecule. A lack of iron will reduce the ability of the blood to transport oxygen. Less oxygen, means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Exercise increases the heart's pumping capacity. It also increases the ability of the circulatory system to carry blood effectively. A healthy pump, healthy arteries and healthy veins means that the blood is transported efficiently. The heart has to do less pumping and the blood pressure reduces.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have high blood pressure. Does anyone know of a herbal remedy that really works?
    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 4 years ago. I was treated with medication that worked. That was when I had insurance. Now I am in a waiting period for insurance,don't want to see a doctor because of that pre-existing condition thing, and don't have any medication left. Is there any herbal medicine or anything else that will bring my blood pressure down without meds? I can't drink wine before I go to work, although I wish I could. HA! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What is the origin of your high blood pressure?
      Maybe some other diseases coexist?
      If we don't know that and what kind of therapy you have taken, if you are pre or post menopausal, if your parents had high BP, we can't talk about natural remedies.
      As I use to say, in health one size does not fit all.
      According my opinion it is dangerous to try substitute your medicines with herbal remedies of any kind without your doctor's opinion.

      Consider also the following things
      - usually, herbal remedies are used along with the medicine
      - the form in which you will take the herbal remedy: if you will use garlic, as has been mentioned, what will be the amount that you have to take?
      Is garlic proper for your type of hypertension?
      If you will drink an infusion(a tea of the herb),what will be the amount of the active substance that will be found in diluition in this infusion? How many cups you have to drink daily?

      Try to adopt a healthy life-style that I'm sure you have already adopted, to loose weight, practice some "light" sport like aerobic, walk for 1/2 - 1 hour daily and try to control your stress ; at this point, a herbal infusion containing relaxing herbs is mostly helpful. Take care also if you take any antiinflammatory medicins, as they can slightly increase your BP.

      Katerina

  10. QUESTION:
    Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure?
    Is there an Herbal Remedy for High Blood that actually works?Please answer with personal experience or know someone who has taken such an Herbal.

    • ANSWER:
      Remove your cause of mental tension or stress or worries. If the reason is your office, discuss the problem with your colleagues and seniors. Don't keep the problem with you. Mental tensions can often be reduced by a brisk walk, laugh loudly and relaxation or meditation. In fact, if you daily practice meditation, you can control your blood pressure for ever.
      Maintain your weight. Exercise more often. Since excess body fat is a primary risk factor in hypertension, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.
      Be physically active. Brisk walking, bicycling, raking leaves, and gardening are the best exercises.
      Follow a low fat diet. Eliminate cholesterol in your diet.
      Eliminate salt from your diet. Look at the salt content of tinned foods, snacks, potato chips, French fries, diet soft drinks, sauces, etc. These are high in salt, don't eat them. Do not eat foods that contain soda, sodium, Na, monosodium glutamate, baking soda and preservatives. Read the food labels carefully. With herbs, spices, garlic and onions, you can make your food tasty without salt.
      Restrict consumption of refined sugars. Read the lables and note different names of sugars.
      A high fiber diet is recommended.
      Increase intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. Potassium rich foods include banana, orange, tangerine, beans, dried peas,potatoes, etc.
      Magnesium rich foods include almonds, cashews, pecans, rice, banana, potatoes, kidney beans, oat bran, peas, soy, wheat germ, etc.
      Calcium rich foods include low fat dairy foods, nuts, watercress, kale, broccoli, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, etc.
      Garlic helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

  11. QUESTION:
    Have a question about taking high blood pressure medication. Need some help!!?
    I'm currently taking 100mg Metoprolol daily for high blood pressure. As normal, I'm experiencing sexual side effects, meaning getting and maintaining an erection. Is there any over the counter medications, or herbal remedies that I could use to counteract the effects of the blood pressure med. that will not have any harmfull side effects or will raise my blood pressure up? I'm 50 years old also.

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is in a class of high blood pressure medications known as beta blockers. And beta blockers cause erectile dysfunction in males. See: http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html

      The most important thing you must do is talk to your doctor. He can lower your dosage and monitor your blood pressure. He might also put you on another class of meds where there is less of a chance of having erectile problems.

      Are you doing other things to help lower your blood pressure? Doing that might influence how much medication you have to take. Are you on some sort of exercise program, like walking or swimming? Are you worried about something that is increasing your anxiety level and your blood pressure? Have you cut back on salt (if that is indicated by your doctor)? Are you cutting back on alcohol consumption? Are you over-working?

      Good luck now. I am sure that you and your doctor can work together to find a solution.

  12. QUESTION:
    Any tips on reducing your blood pressure?
    I have already lost 2 and a half stone, throught healthy eating and exercise but still have high blood pressure. I am reluctant to take tablets for it as it means i will be on it for life. Any herbal remedies or advice would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that high blood pressure has anything to do with your weight. I have had it for apx. 7 years and I am not overweight. I was very active when I developed it and when the doctor first said "your blood pressure is high" she also said "it is probably high because you are anxious today" and guess what it was high the next time I visited her.

      I have a friend who is stick thin who has had it since she was in her 20s. It probably has more to do with heredity.

      I was taking a medication that lowered it sometimes but since I have changed my medication, it has been consistently normal. I get it checked every three months.

      I think that the most important thing to do is to get it under control even if you have to take medication. By not doing anything about it, you are damaging your organs. That is why they call it the "silent killer". Your doctor might tell you the same thing.

      If you are still interested in going the natural route, you might want to get this guidebook that I have come across.

      http://pinurl.com/17i

  13. QUESTION:
    Please recommend herbal insomnia remedies. Mother is getting very ill from side effects of melatonin?
    It's been a year she took various types of chemical based insomnia pills,
    since her brain aneurysm surgery... She takes high blood pressure
    medications, and she has to watch out for this particular thing.

    She's suffering from numb tongue and soar hands/arms due to the side effects of melatonin/high blood pressure.

    She's also got mental trauma in many different ways, and she feels anxiety/fear at night about her health and family (most of them don't give a damn about her well-being.)

    I'm just hoping someone can PLEASE help her rid of this insomnia.
    Please recommend some herbal remedies... Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that you first should see your mother's doctor before you make any decisions about what to use, the drug interaction could make her situation even worse than it already is

      After consulting here are some suggestions against insomnia:

      Valerian has relaxing and sedative properties which makes you sleepy and reach deep sleep much easier, use it as a tea. It is often combined with passionflower for extra effect

      Kava kava has relaxing properties. Studies suggest that kava kava is effective against insomnia, particularly in improving sleep quality and shortening the time you need to fall asleep. It is very powerful, when you decide to use it as an insomnia treatment, you should only use it under supervision of a qualified health care provider and certainly talk with your mother's doctor

      Passion flower blooms have a slightly less stronger effect than Valerian or kava but still is very useful. Passion flower is often combined with Valerian or lemon balm for better effect (again talk to your doctor first before you decide to use this)

      Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and its medicinal qualities are scientifically proven. Medical marijuana is used to relieve pain and helps against insomnia. You have the smoking and edible varieties

      Did I tell you to talk to her doctor before you try anything? ;-)

      Hopefully this will be helpful, good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    herbal medicine reactions bad circulation?
    i am 31 with bad circulation, freezing feet all the time, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am on tablets from the doctor, i found a herbal remedy, gingko, garlic, cayenne that reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and helps with circulation, so i brought it and used it, on the second day my feet started tingeling and feeling like they are going to cramp up, and it didnt stop for 2 days, ive stopped taking the should this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      ~!Starlynn!~ has a good point... it could be an interaction between the drugs and the supplements. You can ask your doctor or a pharmacist if there are any interactions to be on the safe side.

      On the flip side, that's a completely normal reaction.
      Itching and tingling in an area that is getting more circulation when it's used to lower circulation is entirely common and basically expected. My scalp itched when I first started taking Ginkgo, too. All the herbs that you mention there are good for circulation and cardiovascular health, so if your feet were always cold before you took this, I would be shocked if you didn't feel some sort of tingling or itching (cramping sounds right for what you mention, too).
      However, if the odd feelings don't go away (at least a bit) after about a week of taking the supplement, then it might be an allergic reaction (which is rare)... Oh, and that's after taking it for a week straight.

      Worst case scenario, if it is an allergy, you could try each ingredient separately to remove the one you're having a reaction to, you could take L-Arginine to help your circulation, and/or you could even use an L-Arginine circulation gel to apply directly to your feet. L-Arginine is a simple Amino Acid that you get whenever you eat protein, so you're most likely not going to be allergic or have any problems with it.
      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    any qualified in herbal remedies?
    can any one help me please? i take medication for deppresion called effexor,i am also on meds for high blood pressure.i read an article a couple of months ago that if i took a combination of magnuisum tabs,omega fish oils ,vitamin b and a garlic capsule that it woul help with the feelings of deppression,dont misunderstand me ,the meds im taking do work after a very long time ,but when i took all the other supplements i felt really great ,im still taking them but feel a bit low atr the moment ,have any of you heard of this conbination or could you advise me please ,thanks very much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      st. johns wort very effective - make tea with the live plant, otherwise buy the tincture. Pills less effective.

  16. QUESTION:
    Indian/Chinese herbal treatments for hypertension?
    As far as I have known indian and chinese people have always had natural remeies for the treatment of high blood pressure. Can anyone out there help me with some remedies?
    They should be able o be used by someone who is 5 months pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  17. QUESTION:
    Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth? To eat? (Or, at least, to put in tea.) Really?
    As some of you know, I am an RN, who now does health counseling and coaching by phone. I frequently speak to people who choose not to take the medications prescribed to them for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, preferring to take natural/herbal remedies or supplements. Although I am certainly more knowledgeable about Western medicine, I have no problem with other treatments, wherever they may originate, as long as they actually work. I am getting more familiar with certain substances, like cinnamon and red rice yeast (or maybe it's red yeast rice?), but recently had a patient sing the praises of food-grade diatomaceous earth, for either blood pressure or cholesterol treatment. Does anyone have any knowledge of this, used to treat medical conditions? I did some online searching, but mostly found gardening or insect control info, and the food-grade info was limited to sites that sold the stuff, so not exactly unbiased material.

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      While looking for a 'natural' way of flea and parasite control, I've been doing a pretty 'in depth' study of the 'food grade' diatomaceous earth.

      For ingestion by either human or animal, the FOOD GRADE is the most important thing to remember here. There are 'lesser' grades for treating the lawn, treating building perimeters and for swimming pool filters.

      Now, I'm a 'naturalist', more interested in the 'prevention' rather the 'chemical cures' of today's medicine. Just seeing the list of 'side effects' listed on each drug on the market is frightening.

      I've been really impressed with the pureness of diatomaceous earth...and what I've found really makes sense.

      WHAT IF diseases like cancer are actually the result of some type of parasite infestation? It's possible, seeing the quality of the foods we buy and the 'recalls' of beef and other products that are found to be unfit, unhealthy or containing salmonella, melamine or other harmful ingredients...both sickening and killing people and pets...

      The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth is a pure and natural product of the sea...ground fossils. Although, to the touch, it feels like a very soft powder, to the insect or parasite, it is like 'walking/crawling over ground glass'. It cuts into their skin and kills them.

      Considering the cost of Frontline for flea/tick control on our cats and dog...2.00...(which made 5 of my pets extremely sick for 2 days) and the cost of insect control for lawns and the veggie garden...the DE is a bargain. I just received an order, 2, 5 lb. bags for . including shipping.

      I have been 'powdering' the cats and dog (carpet and pet bedding) and the flea population is nearly zero. The 'bonus' is, when the cats 'groom' they are ingesting it and being cleansed of any parasites like tapeworm, etc.

      Large cattle farms add DE to their grain/feed, not only keeping the feed free of insects but curing any internal problems caused by fly eggs, etc.

      Personally, I haven't started sprinkling it on my oatmeal yet...LOL...but, with a little more research, I might <:O)

      It may be a 'stretch' to say ingesting DE will control blood pressure and/or cholesterol UNLESS it can be proven that these health issues can be traced back to parasite infestation in the blood stream, affecting the heart, clogging and narrowing the arteries, etc. What about the possibility of parasites being responsible for Alzheimers and ADHD ????

      It's a very interesting study and the possibility of DE being a great preventive and cure is pretty high, but I'd like to see more research done on it, because it really makes a lot of sense. <:O) Helen

  18. QUESTION:
    Sexual 'performance' help for man with hypertension?
    My fiance is a 38-year-old man with hypertension. I believe he has borderline high cholesterol, as well, but I'm not certain. Daily, he takes Minoxidil (15mg), Lisinopril (20mg), Plavix (75mg), Amlodipine (10mg), Simvastin (40mg), and Aspirin (325mg).
    He is thin, about 5'9" and around 155lbs.
    He does not exercise, and consumes about 2 beers per day. He also smokes (camel lights, about 1 pack every 2 days), and smokes marijuana daily. (Lol, I probably am answering my own question here...)

    We usually have a pretty good sex life. However, as you'd imagine, he's usually out of breath after.
    Now, my concern is about what is frustrating him. Sometimes, I'd say maybe 1-2x out of every 5x, he cannot climax. Not even if he attempts to finish himself, especially while standing up.
    Occasionally, he also has trouble getting and maintaining an 'arousal.'.

    What can be done to help him? He cannot take viagra or the like due to his high blood pressure. Are there any remedies, be they herbal, over-the-counter, or by prescription?
    Would exercising help blood flow? What about the ability to finish?

    Any help or suggestions (snide comments aside) would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Suffering Anxiety attacks?
    I have been having anxiety attacks now since this spring. Am on my 3rd medication to help with them as they tried Zanax, Efexor and Lexapro. When on the Lexapro, I was so depressed & even suicidal, which I hadn't had since I was a teen, so insisted the doctor put me back on the Efexor. I have been reading a lot of books lately from the library, and they have a lot of herbal remedies to try for anxiety, but I'm wondering if anyone else has tried these with success as I just ordered Valerian root, vitamin B complex, and St Johns Wort. Has anyone else tried these for anxiety attacks? I also have been put on a beta blocker now as well as since the doctor put me on the anti-depressants, my blood pressure has been very high & heart rate very high at a resting point also. I'd really LOVE to be able to get off all these meds and take herbal instead....

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might also want to consider therapy to try to find the "source" of the anxiety. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about this?
    Mothers-to-be have been warned against eating licorice, after researchers found that it could increase the unborn child's risk of disease as an adult.
    August 9, 2010

    A study by the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Helsinki found that glycyrrhizin — an ingredient in licorice — affected the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

    Cortisol is released during periods of stress to help the body cope, but has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that eight-year-olds whose mothers had eaten even small amounts — around half a gram — of licorice a week had up to a third higher levels of cortisol in their systems compared to children whose mothers didn't eat licorice.

    An earlier joint project between the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh looked at 321 eight-year-old children from Finland, whose mothers' licorice intake was monitored during pregnancy.

    Researchers in that 2009 study found that children whose mothers had eaten large amounts of licorice did not perform as well in cognitive tests and were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers said in a media release.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in October 2009, suggested an ingredient in licorice called glycyrrhizin affected the placenta and allowed the glucocorticoid stress hormones to pass through to the unborn baby.

    Researchers found that women who ate 500mg of glycyrrhizin a week — or around 100g of licorice — were more likely to have children with reduced intelligence and behavioural issues.

    "This shows that eating licorice during pregnancy may affect a child's behaviour or IQ and suggests the importance of the placenta in preventing stress hormones that may affect cognitive development getting through to the baby," the University of Edinburgh's Professor Jonathan Seckl said.

    Licorice root — also known as the blue flowering snow pea — has been a major ingredient in Chinese medicine for more than 3000 years, FoodMuseum.com reported, and appears in many herbal remedies for everything from coughs and colds to constipation.
    http://www.motherandbaby.com.au/ContentItem.aspx?ContentID=1758

    • ANSWER:
      That sucks.

  21. QUESTION:
    Help with Endometriosis?
    I just recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis by having the Laproscopic surgery in September. They tried putting me on birth control but I bled through that. Then they tried the Nuvaring which didn't work as well. They also took me off of all birth control because it is causing my blood pressure to be very high and my heart rate to be high as well (126). They put me on Xanax and Zoloft for my mood swings and anxiety. I have always suffered from anxiety but not this bad. I have my "visitor" almost constantly. I went to Advanced Pain Management and they put me on Norco which is hydrocodone and acetaminophen but less acetaminophen then Vicodin. He also put me on Baclofen twice a day.

    My question is if anyone has tried acupuncture or herbal remedies? Or if anyone else is in the same boat as me? It would be nice to get feedback from someone else. Or if anyone knows of a Endometriosis Forum or something like that?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Ok Ladies, I need help! Gotta get this baby out! Any suggestions?
    Well I will be 37 weeks tomorrow, and the Doctor is very concerned about the size of my baby. I am feeling fine, and I have no signs of labor, nor is he checking me for dilation or effacement. However, my blood pressure continues to be high, and he considers me Borderline Diabetic after failing the 1 hr glucose test. He said the baby must come early or he will get too big. Either I need to make him come early or the doc will induce me, and we all do not want that! I know about the walking and the sex, but any herbal remedies ever work for anyone? Teas, etc? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      red raspberry leaf tea is supposed to get contractions going for some women, not me but sex and walking did work...good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    feeling faint...?
    Whenever I stand up, walk (not ALL the time of course), move my head, stand at a high elevation (i'm talking on a chair- 3 feet off the ground not like 50 feet), put my head back, and even just sitting doing nothing, I get really dizzy and feel like i'm going to faint. There have been times when everything goes black for about 5 seconds and then I come back to. I've never actually fallen over "fainting" so to say, but whenever it happens I have to either sit down or just stand still and wait for the feeling to pass...

    I've talked to my doctor about this and she doesn't know what it could be. She has done blood pressure tests and it is low, but not alarmingly. I'm not sure what could be the cause of it, if anyone could help or have an idea why this could be that would be really great...

    Also, are there any kind of herbal remedies (vitamins or anything) I can take that can help me not have this problem...?

    • ANSWER:
      Dehydration, low blood sugar, anemia, lack of muscle tone, poor cardiovascular fitness, cerebellar disease, multiple sclerosis. the list goes on and on.
      Find a better doctor if thats all they can tell you.
      BTW..I'm leaning toward anemia.

  24. QUESTION:
    What Types Of Medication Are Used To Treat Anxiety?
    So far I've tried a few brands of SSRIs including prozac and celexa and both have given me horrible side effects so I've been taken off them, I've now been put on beta blockers even though after researching them its an off label job, they're really just for lowering blood pressure whereas mine isnt actually high, its just under average which seems strange. I've tried over the counter herbal remedies and also seen a psychologist for CBT for 7 months. I feel like I'm running out of options! Any ideas? I've booked a repeat appointment with my doctor for about a weeks time and I want her to listen to me this time!

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you have to try a few and try different doses or combinations before you find the one that works for you.

      Also...you need to be careful about what you read on the internet, especially when it's medical information. Some of it isn't reliable. Most of it, you need a medical background to fully understand. so, don't try to self diagnose.

      Talk to your doctor about options and why he put you on beta blockers. If you aren't getting help and you want another opinion, then find another doctor. Doctors aren't a "one size fits all." if you don't think the doctor is listening to you...find another!

      You've only had 7 months of therapy and you expect to have everything under control? Therapy and medication don't work that way. You should be seeing a psychiatrist for medication and therapy, not a psychologist (they can't prescribe meds)....unless the psychologist is working extremely close to your other doctor. I also hope your doctor was aware that you were taking herbal meds at the same time you were taking prescription meds. Sometimes, they don't mix. Don't take over the counter herbals unless a naturopath, who knows what you're taking and what your medical history is, tells you it's ok. Some of them can mess you up....just because they're over the counter, doesn't make them ok for everyone.

      You aren't running out of options. There are many medications used to treat anxiety however, you might not be able to handle certain classes of them. That's not unusual.

      Just talk to your doctor and try to see a psychiatrist who deals with anxiety. They are often more up to date and focused on that issue than others.


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  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent cure for high blood pressure?
    Is there drugs or food that can cure high blood pressure permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Death.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any food that is low in sugar and good for lowering blood pressure?
    Someone I know fainted the other day due to high blood pressure and she also happens to have Diabetes( the type that cannnot be cured by injecting insulin everyday- for 40 on wards i think). Please can you help me by telling me what sort of foods are suitable for diabetes patients as well as gd for lowering blood pressure? Thnx your help could save lives!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxx

    • ANSWER:
      Food rich in fibre will help in lowering high blood in sugar as well as wheat and oat. Avoid cakes chocolates sweeten can drinks and sugary food. Exercise daily at least 30 minutes and take your medication according to the doctor advice.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway to have a somewhat higher level of adrenaline yet have normal blood pressure?
    I have been working on a project for the past year experimenting with different drugs, chemicals, supplements, herbs, foods, exercises, sleep patterns etc. to come up with a solution to cure people of the ailments of depression, anxiety, lack of energy, irritability, and stress. I have a fairly good formula that works really well yet it increases blood pressure due to a higher adrenaline rate than normal. (The adrenaline is to give people energy). This includes a couple of foods, 2 drug pills, 2 supplements, a multivitamin, a certain amount of sleep per day, and a little exercise. Basically, you feel really great, things that aren't so enjoyable are not so bad and things you somewhat enjoyed before, you really enjoy now. In addition the energy level is high, temptation to do bad things is low (because you are already happy) and you are more social and friendly b/c you are happy. Is it possible to take certain foods, supplements, or drugs to lower the blood pressure yet keep
    adrenaline levels a little higher than normal?

    • ANSWER:
      There is a direct correlation between levels of the hormone adrenaline and blood pressure. On the other hand adrenaline production only lasts for a few minutes; after that the body returns to a more normal hormonal balance (adrenaline is very stressful on the body). Blood pressure is a very complicated thing. You have to take into account people's baseline blood pressure. Someone who has a normal BP of 120/70 can easily tolerate a 10 point rise in BP for either systolic or diastolic pressures. Someone with a baseline of 170/98 cannot easily tolerate any increase in blood pressure.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is meant by Water in Human Heart and what is the solution and treatment for this problem Is it curable?
    A 70 year elderly male is not able to breathe properly and he is coughing and severe cold and he is not able to take his food properly and he is having high blood pressure but no sugar . Kindly advice what will be problem and what is the solution for this problem in detail. Is it a cause of worry or it is an ordinary problem which can be cured. The ECG is normal but at times it is erratic.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean "Pericardial effusion"?
      Pericardial effusion (per-ih-KAHR-de-uhl e-FYU-zhun) is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart.
      The heart is surrounded by a double-layered, sac-like structure called the pericardium. The space between the layers normally contains a very small amount of fluid.
      Pericardial effusion is often related to inflammation of the pericardium due to disease or injury, but pericardial effusion can occur when there is no inflammation. Pericardial effusion can also result from the accumulation of blood after a surgical procedure or injury.
      When the volume of fluid exceeds the pericardium's "full" level, pericardial effusion puts pressure on the heart, causing poor heart function. If left untreated, pericardial effusion can cause heart failure or death.
      Consult a cardiologist.

  5. QUESTION:
    ATTN: Raw Food Vegans?
    I'm interested in adopting a Raw food diet, however I don't want to become 100% raw. I still plan to each various cooked foods, and meats(chicken, seafood)… because I can’t let them go sorry! However, majority of my diet with be consisting of raw foods.

    I became interested in raw foods, literally last week, when a friend of my cousin was found to be cured of type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure after suffering with them for 20 years.

    My question: Will I still receive the health benefits, and all the good things that come with having a raw food diet.. Even if I continue to add cooked foods and meat to my diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you will. You did not state how old you are. As with any type of diet change make sure you have blood work and certain tests done to make sure you are getting what you need. Also make sure you take a multi vitamin as well as B-complex to make sure you are getting the essential vitamins you will need. Make sure your doctor is aware you are making a change and you should have no problems.
      It will take your body awhile to adjust to the change so give it time. And do not forget the acidophilus!

  6. QUESTION:
    Is any of this true about how good bananas are??
    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
    This is interesting.
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
    But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
    It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

    Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
    PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
    Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
    Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
    Hangovers: One of the quickest
    ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
    Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
    Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
    Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at wor k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
    Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
    Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
    Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
    Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
    Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
    Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
    PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !

    • ANSWER:
      i shall start eating a banana a day from tomorrow

  7. QUESTION:
    Do doctors prefer to prescribe pills than dispense healthful advice or natural cures?
    My mother was prescribed a wealth of drugs for her high blood pressure and other ailments caused by being overweight by her doctor. She took these drugs for several years and she still felt like crap.

    I did my own research on weight problems and advised my mom to change her diet (from junk food to non processed food like lean meats, fruits, veggies, and whole grains). Within a month, my mom felt overwhelmingly better and was able to get rid of her drugs.

    My question is, the doctor knew her health problems were caused by her weight and poor diet, yet she told my mom that drugs were the answer. I have found that increasingly drugs are being prescribed in place of natural cures. Are doctors lazy, do it for profit, or just don't have the time to truly help their ill equipped and uneducated patients (like my mom)?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Diagnose? Re-posting, because i got no answers before?
    -frequent nosebleeds
    -frequent painful headaches
    -random loss of ability to walk properly in one leg (happened once, during a hard day's work, accompanied by passing out for a few seconds [happened 2 months ago])

    -job: heavy lifting, including furniture, and 30-50lb bags of grout.

    -went to hospital for food poisoning, and when cured, still had extremely high blood pressure, and also a heart rate of 150 bpm which continued at about 105bpm at resting state a day later.

    -19 year old male, 6 feet tall, approx. 170-180lbs, has stress problems relating to life and work.

    -internet links to valid sites are appreciated, thx.
    were waiting for a doctors appointment, but untill then, amateur answers are good too

    • ANSWER:
      Try this: http://symptoms.webmd.com

      Good luck! :)

  9. QUESTION:
    Hindus: Do you have any personal experience that affirms your belief...?
    ... that garlic "inflames the baser passions".

    ♥Namaste♥

    I have great respect for the Hindu faiths... but I feel in my heart that this thing about garlic is an incorrect addition of "man" to the divine truth found in Vedic scripture.

    Garlic is a great blessing to my health... it fixes my sore throats (when I take it as a drink with water), prevents cancer (due to high selenium content), prevents & cures high cholesterol & lowers blood pressure (scientifically proven), and clears my swollen (from allergies) nasal passages.

    It is also virtually the ONLY spice that my family can tolerate without having physical or mental reactions. Our food would be completely bland without garlic, as we cannot tolerate any other herb. (I find that any other herbs makes my mind feel fuzzy & unclear, & some of them send me completely silly.)

    I am wondering if any of you have personal experience to confirm this belief about garlic? Have you ever felt spiritually different from eating/not eating garlic?
    Jayasri devi dasi... :-) I don't see things so black & white to "throw the baby out with the bath water". I have a little experience with how God reveals things to people... & how easy it is for a little bit of opinion to creep in amongst the revelation in a moment of laxness. I guess that's why each of us needs to know how to test each and every truth for ourselves... and thereby obtain conviction concerning our beliefs.

    One fault in doctrine would not negate a whole system. But according to your explanation, it seems not to be a fault, anyway. Thank you for explaining so well.

    I am afraid I could never give up garlic. I feel it is a miracle herb from God... could never think of it as otherwise, as I am so grateful for that wonderful herb.

    I still am left unconvinced that it would contribute to a less spiritual state. I will have to experiment on this... but garlic has never made it difficult for me to connect with God.

    Lollies, old meat, spices, artificial additives have.

    • ANSWER:
      OK. first you have to understand this is not a big deal like eating meat. Garlic is OK for medicinal purposes. We just don't cook with it, because we cook everything for God. (Many Hindus even neglect this union and garlic rule) but it also creates the mode of passion and ignorance within the system. If you are transcendental to these modes then nothing will effect you. In other words if you need union and garlic at this time in your life, then take it. It is just not recommended for cooking for God.( but still ask God to bless it as a medicine for you) Anyway first important is vegetarian. Then think about garlic. but You need to get cured first of you allergies. We have to not be worried about the letter of the law. even meat is OK if someone has absolutely nothing else to eat.
      I frankly am allergic to garlic. It makes me physically ill since a child. That is my personal experience. I ate it accidentally a few years back. A Hindu family cooked it and it tasted terrible to me, but I had no spiritual ill effects because I follow the regulative principles. Please don't throw the baby out with the bath water. I am glad you are asking questions about this. Some people find one little thing like this and throw out the whole philosophy out. It isn't like that.

  10. QUESTION:
    herbal drying question?
    My dad now has a heart condition and he's taking medicine for it. I know that it's only a matter of time before I start developing it, too. luckily I found out that the tree in my front yard produces a fruit that can cure high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Only problem, I have to dry the fruit first to extract the medicine properly, and I don't know how to do that without buying a dehydrator or food drier. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      medicine - yeah right!
      when harvesting weed separate buds and leaves, dispose of the remaining stalks, dry your herb on a newspaper in a dry and warm room for awhile until most of the moisture is gone, buds should be put into plastic bag and cured for a month or few - this results in much mellower taste. note that you shouldn't put them into plastic bag when they are still fresh - moisture might make some nasty fungi grow. leaves are best smoked in a bong not a regular pipe or you can make brownies

  11. QUESTION:
    this is interesting,i know they are long people's but their good! this also is a mother in law thing! lol?
    Subject: FW: [Fwd: Fw: THE BANANA]

    There may be some truth in this one

    The Banana

    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

    This is interesting.

    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same
    way again.

    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and
    glucose combined with fibre. A banana gives an instant,
    sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven
    that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous
    90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one
    fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the
    only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help
    overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and
    conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

    Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND
    amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much
    better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain
    tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into
    serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and
    generally make you feel happier.

    PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it
    contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your
    mood.

    Anaemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of
    haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

    Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high
    in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood
    pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has
    just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for
    the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and
    stroke.

    Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school
    were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at
    breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain
    power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can
    assist learning by making pupils more alert.

    Constipation: High in fibre, including bananas in the diet can
    help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the
    problem without resorting to laxatives.

    Hangovers: One of the quickest
    ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake,
    sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with
    the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels,
    while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

    Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body,
    so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for
    soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to
    keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

    Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try
    rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin.
    Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling
    and irritation.

    Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the
    nervous system.

    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology
    in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort
    food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital
    patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to
    be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid
    panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood
    sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two
    hours to keep levels steady.

    Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against
    intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and
    smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without
    distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes
    over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of
    the stomach.

    Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a
    "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional
    temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example,
    pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a
    cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD
    sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer
    tryptophan.

    Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to
    give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the
    potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover
    from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize
    the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your
    body's water balance When we are stressed, our metabolic rate
    rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be
    rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

    Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of
    Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the
    risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

    Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you
    want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place
    it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the
    skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When
    you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein,
    twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times
    the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and
    minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best
    value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known
    phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

    PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the
    time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes??
    Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the
    shoe...polish with dry cloth.

    Amazing fruit!

    • ANSWER:
      This is the best information I have received in awhile.
      Thank you for sharing..

  12. QUESTION:
    Do you know how wonderous Banana is?
    This is interesting.
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy

    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

    But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

    DEPRESSION: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

    PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    ANEMIA: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

    BLOOD PRESSURE: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    BRAIN POWER: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power.. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

    CONSTIPATION: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

    HANGOVERS: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

    HEARTBURN: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    MORNING SICKNESS: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

    MOSQUITO BITE: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

    NERVES: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

    ULCERS: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

    TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

    SMOKING AND TOBACCO USE: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    STRESS: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

    STROKES: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

    WARTS: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four
    POLL: Do you think it is interesting?
    The ending paragraph:

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'

    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !!!

    • ANSWER:
      Superb info. Thanks a lot. Now I have started eating Bananas and really they are helpful!! Thank You.

  13. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the most nutritious fruit and vegetable in the whole world?
    I love fruits and vegetables much because these are good for my diet especially banana. I will share you something about banana. I received this e-mail from my friend in Japan.

    Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

    PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

    Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

    Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

    Hangovers: One of the quickest
    ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

    Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

    Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

    Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

    Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

    Smoking & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassiu! m and ma gnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

    Strokes: According to research in 'The New England Journal of Medicine, 'eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

    Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps it would be Spirulina which is one of the green super foods that also include Chlorella, Barley Grass, Wheatgrass and Alfalfa.

      Spirulina is rich in complete protein, beta carotenes (vitamin A precursor), vitamin B12, chlorophyll and iron as well as antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you know about these banana facts?
    BANANAS�

    A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about�
    Bananas. �He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of�
    Bananas on the brain. �Read on:�

    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!�
    This is interesting.�
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way�
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    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose�
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    Boost of energy.�

    Research has proven that just two bananas provide�
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    But energy isn't�
    The only way a banana can help us keep fit.�It can�
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    Conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.�

    Depression:�
    According to a recent�
    Survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt�
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    A type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you�
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    PMS:�Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it�
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    Anemia:�High�
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    Brain�
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    Constipation:�
    High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel�
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    Hangovers:�
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    Make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach�
    And, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while�
    The milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.�

    Heartburn:�Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if�
    You suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.�

    Morning�
    Sickness:�Snacking on�
    Bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning�
    Sickness.�

    Mosquito bites:�Before reaching for the insect bite cream,�
    Try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people�
    Find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.�

    Nerves:�
    Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.�

    Overweight�
    And at work? Studies at the�
    Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on�
    Comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients,�
    Researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs.�
    The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to�
    Control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every�
    Two hours to keep levels steady.�

    Ulcers:�The�
    Banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its�
    Soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten�
    Without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity�
    And reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.�

    Temperature control:�Many other cultures see bananas as a�
    'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of�
    Expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to�
    Ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.�

    Seasonal�
    Affective Disorder (SAD):�Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood�
    Enhancer tryptophan.�

    Smoking &Tobacco�
    Use:�Bananas can also help�
    People trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the�
    Potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects�
    of nicotine withdrawal. < BR>

    Stress:�Potassium�
    is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the�
    brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our�
    metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be�
    rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.�

    Strokes:�According to research in The New England Journal of�
    Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death�
    by strokes by as much as 40%!�

    Warts:�Those�
    keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a�
    piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out.�
    Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!�

    So, a banana�
    really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it�
    has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the�
    phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins�
    and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods�
    around. �So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A�
    banana a day keeps the doctor away!'�

    PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS�
    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I�
    will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the�
    banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing�
    fruit�!�

    • ANSWER:
      Omggg Ahhhh that is seriously so cool!
      im going to show my whole family haha.
      :) Thaaaankss.

  15. QUESTION:
    Water and Empty stomach - good for health - why not you drink water in the empty stomach?
    Courtesy: Chiranjeevi:
    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
    METHOD OF TREATMENT
    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
    3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
    4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
    1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
    2. Gastric - 10 days
    3. Diabetes - 30 days
    4. Constipation - 10 days
    5. Cancer - 180 days
    6. TB - 90 days
    7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.
    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
    This makes sense .... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals .not cold water. maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for the wonderful helpful advice you have shared. I will take on board everything you have said, and will pass on this information to all the peoples I know. Thank you for helping people take care of their health now rather than later with highly dubious and toxic prescriptions.

      Of course the water will be sourced from good quality natural spring water. Remember your tap water is toxic, thanks to uncaring governments.

      Bless you and your wisdom and knowledge.

  16. QUESTION:
    drink water and just stay healthy?
    DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    METHOD OF TREATMENT

    1 As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

    2 Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

    3 After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

    4 After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

    5 Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

    6 The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:

    1 High Blood Pressure - 30 days

    2 Gastric - 10 days

    3 Diabetes - 30 days

    4 Constipation - 10 days

    5 Cancer - 180 days

    6 TB - 90 days

    7 Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.

    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

    This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ...not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.

    Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

    You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

    Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

    60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

    Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for this information. It is amazing how pure and helpful water is. I just drink a glass of water everyday now I'm going to change it.

  17. QUESTION:
    I am looking for some support in the transition from a SAD to a raw vegan diet for my family. Any advice?
    Last year my mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She already has diabetes and MS. The thought of any of her ailments being inherited to me or any of my four children was terrifying.
    I did much research, and finally found something that truly made sense to me. RAW food. I have been enjoying the benefits from it for some time, and am now enjoying living with alkaline blood. My husband is mostly raw, and loves everything I prepare. He still enjoys eating cooked food, dairy and occasionally meat, but 70% of his diet is raw.
    My children, ranging from 7-16years are "grossed out" by it. With encouragement, they are consuming less pasteurized dairy products, and eating more greens.
    Does anyone know of any steps I can take to further encourage their participation in this lifestyle that has me feeling so good?
    Some of you will inevitably attack raw vegan food... but know this... this diet has cured me of gum disease, chronic acne, cluster headaches and high blood pressure... so whatever your argument, make it good... because unless you have been raw, you couldn't possibly know the true benefits of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe have movie night.

      There are at least two movies with a focus just on raw foods.

      Raw For 30 Days:
      http://www.rawfor30days.com/

      and

      Supercharge Me
      http://www.jennanorwood.com/

      Then there are several others talking about the dangers of bad foods and how important it is to change the SAD (Standard American Diet aka Western Diet).

      The Future of Food:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNezTsrCY0Q
      http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

      Food Matters:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss
      http://foodmatters.bravenewtheaters.com/

      A Delicate Balance
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu17lqLjeF8
      http://adelicatebalance.com.au/

      Also check out:

      The World According to Monsanto:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjw4TYU3nvw

      and

      Monsanto's Patent For a Pig:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ouf_gmA5o

      All these tend to get people, including kid's thinking about what goes into their body and thinking is the first part of making positive changes. If nothing else you will be laying the groundwork for them so when they are ready it will be easier.

  18. QUESTION:
    9 health questions please help me?
    Question 1 Which term describes factors related to the occurrences of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
    A Causative factors
    B effect factors
    C risk factors
    D preventive factors
    Question 2 what si another term for hypertension a condition on which condition in which the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries is greater than it should be
    A atherosclerosis
    B thrombosis
    C high blood perssure
    D fibrillation
    Question 3 What term best describes the thickening of the arterial wall due to fatty deposits
    A arteriosclerosis
    B atherosclerosis
    C thrombosis
    D angina pectoris
    Question 4 in which condition does the heart beat in an abnormal rhythm
    A thrombosis
    B Cardiac arrest
    C angina pectoris
    Question 5 what type about type 2 diabetes is true
    A its restricted to those who are 40 or older
    B its now being found in children and teens
    C its results from a build-up of insulin
    D it’s a result from a deficiency in glucose
    Question 6 Which occurs when cancerous cells break away from the site of origin and move to other parts of the body
    A malignancy
    B benignity
    C carcinoma
    D metastasis
    Question 7 which is the most important thing to remember about the signs of cancer
    A they indicate that cancer is present
    B they are the best way to diagnose cancer
    C they indicate that you should seek medical help
    D they are most effective when used by older people
    I think a or c
    Question 8 what type of cancer treatment destroys tumor cells and shrinks the cancerous mass
    A radiation
    B chemotherapy
    C complete removal by surgery
    D inhalation therapy
    Last question Which chronic disease which can be controlled but not cured affects the way the body converts food into energy
    A diabetes
    B cerebral thrombosis
    C asthma
    D insulin
    I think a

    • ANSWER:
      1) C
      2) C
      3) B
      4) (Did you leave out a choice?)
      5) B
      6) D
      7) C
      8) B
      9) A

      Medical Professional

  19. QUESTION:
    Why are people so dead set on smoking bans?
    Is there actual proof that people have got cancer from second hand smoke.
    No!
    Is the problem really the fact that people smoke, or is the fact that we really do not need to suppress others, but find a cure for cancer?
    Has this world become such control freaks that I feel like I am living in a totalitarian society.If so then I think all obese people should be ban from buying fattening food.All drinkers from buy booze.All people with cell phone ban from driving..all gossips ban from talking...all sex banned too...etc....because all these things can be deadly.Why don't we separate everyone into categories, and leave it at that.Then we can become a controlled society like everyone seems to want.Then when we die which we are all going to do, we cannot blame it on the other person.We can blame on the Government that does not fund research for cures.
    So don't eat either because I heard it is deadly too, oh yes boil the water, read the label.Then we can all live to 200 or more right. If we do not stress our selves to death trying to controlled everyone, then die of high blood pressure, and heart disease LOL
    I am not against in smoking bands in public places.I am against them telling me I cannot smoke in my home.
    This is like prohibition.
    Needless to say a woman asked the person that claimed that second hand smoke causes cancer if he could name three people that got cancer from second hand smoke. He could not name one.Also there is a guy that posted he got prostate from second hand smoke...LOL
    Second hand sex causes more deaths in the world and it is proven not here say.
    This is what happen when people are brain washed in to believe things without facts.
    The pollution probably causes more problems for people.Though I still believe in public place where you eat and drink there should be no smoking as for the rest research to cure cancer is the answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, cig smoke IS tied to a LOT of different cancers. But the smoking ban goes far beyond the cancer link. When you smoke indoors, you are FORCING the people around you to smoke as well. It may be your right to do what you want to your body, but it ends when you are doing it to my body as well.

      Why is it sooo horrible for you to have to walk outside for 5 mins, but ok for me to not be able to leave my house? I began smoking when I was 13. I was diagnosed with a type of leukemia that is directly tied to smoking when I was 21. And again at 23. It is a constant daily struggle for me to remain smoke free, and I HAVE to remain smoke free. I cant eat at my favority resturaunt because the smoke fills the entire building. What about people who are asthmatic? What about people who are on oxygen? Why is it ok for me to not be able to eat inside of a resturaunt, but sooo wrong for you to just step outside for 5 mins? WHY?????

  20. QUESTION:
    Spread this information as far as possible.?
    Food as Medicine

    HEADACHE? EAT FISH!
    Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches..
    So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

    HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT!
    Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
    Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.

    TO PREVENT STROKE DRINK TEA!
    Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from invading....Green tea is great for our immune system)!

    INSOMNIA (CAN'T SLEEP?) HONEY!
    Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

    ASTHMA? EAT ONIONS!!!!
    Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (onion packs place on chest helped the respiratory ailments and actually made breathing better).

    ARTHRITIS? EAT FISH, TOO!!
    Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)

    UPSET STOMACH? BANANAS - GINGER!!!!!
    Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
    Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea..

    BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
    High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

    BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!!
    Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

    MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS!
    Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

    COLDS? EAT GARLIC!
    Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)

    COUGHING? USE RED PEPPERS!!
    A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.

    BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
    Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

    LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!!
    A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

    ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!!
    Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.

    DIARRHEA? EAT APPLES!
    Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)

    CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO!
    Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!
    Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
    Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

    BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!!
    The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.

    Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

    Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke..

    Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young...........blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field........they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)

    Orange : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer..

    Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system.. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients Found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn UV rays)

    Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fibre which helps prevent constipation.

    Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)

    Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies......GOOD AS MEDICINE..

    Very informative - spread the information

    • ANSWER:
      THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION

  21. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me what this is?
    I'm a 21 year old slightly overweight but healthy male. I had been drinking a lot prior to this situation but just wine every night or almost every night. On June 6th I tried gin for the first time and I've had other hard liquors before. I drank it on an empty stomach mixed with lemon juice and ginger ale (I don't usually mix, was experimenting). I drank half the bottle and started feeling the need to take deep breaths so I stopped.

    In the morning I had the same sensation, and a cough/irritation below my throat. I had every test done including EKG/Gallbladder & Liver scan/endoscopy/barium swallow/blood tests/allergies etc. all were negative aside from the endoscopy finding a 3-4 cm sliding hiatal hernia, which was so small it didn't show on the barium swallow and doesn't coincide w/ my symptoms since they happened instantly.

    I was put on all types of antacids and PPI's because they thought it was acid reflux. I took Zantac/PepcidAC/Protonix/Zegerid/Aciphex etc. nothing helped. After trying those plus antibiotics and ativan because they thought it was psychological, I started burping a lot. I burp all the time now, especially when I sit up or after I eat(not when I lay down at all).

    I don't burp up food, but I get an indigestion feeling like an "mmmph" as if I've eaten too much, even on an empty stomach. My tongue is coated white/yellow. My breath is worse in the morning, and I still have a cough/irritation between my collar bones that gets worse when I take a deep breath (feels air related, not swallow related).

    I don't regurgitate food nor do I regurgitate acid. I don't get any heartburn and none of the antacid pills have helped. The endoscopy showed no inflammation or irritation. No one knows what it is but all I know is it started to happen after I drank the gin. I haven't drank any alcohol and I'm eating a good diet, small meals, all the recommendations for stomach issues.

    I'm getting acupuncture and treatment through a naturopath, they have some good ideas, and are trying, but I have not been "cured" yet. I am wondering if any of you could give me some info on how gin could cause this and what it could be? I have a very very hearty stomach, I collect hot sauces and used to eat habanero sauce and very very large meals. I have a very high alcohol tolerance and never had this problem before, even after copious amounts, it's so strange.

    All I can think of is the day that I drank the gin, I had Japanese food for lunch (Sushi and teriaki beef) along with some spicy beef jerky (the kind they keep in the plastic vats). I've had it before so I'm not sure if perhaps I contracted some stomach bug from the food and the gin aggravated it? I have no idea, but this has lasted 2 months and I'm freaking out.

    Here are my stats taken by the naturopath:

    Ph of 5.8 (acidic)

    A pulse of 91 beats per minute

    Good blood pressure and zinc levels

    Low overall cholesterol, 125

    High triglycerides (TG's) 137

    Very low good cholesterol (HDL) 36

    Very low calcium 150

    Low bad cholesterol (LDL) which is a good thing, 61

    A bit high in the glucose at 98 when the range is 80-95 and found my TC : HDL to be 3.4

    Body fat percentage 24.7%

    Only serious answers please, and thank you for reading.
    I saw a pulmonologist who did a spirometer and flow meter test for the lungs, it came out fine. My main symptom is an irritation below my neck near the collar bones, it's constant. The shortness of breath has lessened since that day.

    I had a lot of stress right before this happened, transmission had problems, had to reformat computer, etc. I have college as well and that is also a bit stressful but I don't feel "stressed" right now, I feel calm. Is it possible to still be stressed even though you feel fine? I also notice my leg shakes a lot (restless leg) since this started.

    I'm usually not anxious or hypochondriac-like but these sensations are new to me and very unsettling.
    I also want to add that ever since this started, my bowel movements have been strange. They drop out in strange pieces that fall to the bottom of the toilet and never float. They have a "scattered" "dirt-like" quality with this powdery/murky stuff coming out of them floating all around, it looks like tiny little dots. When I flush, it all billows up in a huge cloud as if flushing flour that has sat on the bottom of the toilet bowl.

    This can't just be "GERD", this makes no sense. Something is in my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      I did not see any results for lung studies. If you are having shortness of breath, your oxygen level and scan of your lungs as well as lung studies might not be a bad idea.

      Psychologically are you anxious about something, how is college going, are you breaking up with a girlfriend, is your family going through changes?

      The white tongue might be thrush which can happen after a good amount of antibiotic regimen.

      FYI: Fasting blood Glucose level is 70-110

      Edit: I am going for stress, if I was to make an educated guess. It could be something physical that is reacting to the stress. I say, see a therapist, if they deem it necessary consider seeing your doctor to start a medication regimine.
      At least rule it out before considering all your systems are malfuntioning right now.

      Pellet Stool
      Pellet stool is stool that comes out in small, round balls. In traditional Chinese medicine, pellet stool is caused by a condition known as liver qi stagnation. Liver qi stagnation can be brought on by stress. Lack of exercise can worsen the problem. Find out more about the causes of pellet stool.

      Stool That Sinks Quickly
      Rapidly sinking stool can indicate that a person isn't eating enough fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, or drinking enough water. This stool is often dark because they have been sitting in the intestines for a prolonged time. Learn 5 tips to boost your water intake.

  22. QUESTION:
    The dentist who commits malpractice does so by?
    Part One

    1. The dentist who commits malpractice does so by

    A. not doing a thorough head and neck examination.
    B. prescribing medication.

    C. doing harm to a patient.

    D. allowing auxiliaries to work under general supervision.

    2. When obtaining a medical history of the patient, it's important to

    A. clarify information that's unclear or vague.
    B. learn if another patient referred him or her.

    C. not treat the patient if he or she has a slight cold.

    D. be sure his or her address is correct.

    3. Why is it important for the DA to know about the laws governing dentistry?

    A. To work efficiently on the patients' teeth
    B. To prevent questions from the patients

    C. To prevent contributing to malpractice

    D. To be able to answer patients' questions about suing the dentist

    4. Vital signs are

    A. never needed in emergency.
    B. monitored only during anesthesia.

    C. the signs of life.

    D. a charting system.

    5. A palpation (head and neck) examination should include

    A. carious lesions.
    B. blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.

    C. under-the-tongue glands and the neck and cheeks.

    D. medication the patient is taking.

    6. To know if a patient has tuberculosis, hepatitis B, or AIDS is important because

    A. they're serious illnesses.
    B. they can't be cured.

    C. cross-infection may occur.

    D. they could compromise the vital sign readings.

    7. What is respiration?

    A. 14–20 beats per minute
    B. Artery pulses

    C. Taking in air

    D. Inhalation and expiration

    8. In order to avoid breaking the law, the dentist must

    A. give added responsibility to trained auxiliaries.
    B. provide direct supervision in some areas of the assistant's duties.

    C. only provide indirect supervision.

    D. be present while auxiliaries take the health history or clean teeth.

    9. Which medical condition(s) can be compromised by dental treatment?

    A. Heart, high blood pressure, heart murmur
    B. Herpes simplex type 1

    C. AIDS, hepatitis B, tuberculosis

    D. Diabetes

    10. Who makes the diagnosis of an abnormal condition?

    A. The patient
    B. The dental assistant

    C. The dentist

    D. The hygienist

    11. The dentist usually waits for six months before treating a patient who has

    A. had rheumatic fever.
    B. been pregnant.

    C. had a stroke.

    D. diabetes.

    12. When a patient hasn't seen a physician in a long time, it tells us the patient may

    A. have high blood pressure.
    B. be very healthy.

    C. have dental caries.

    D. have an undiagnosed disease.

    13. During the head, neck, and oral examination, the dentist looks at

    A. the ears for shape and style.
    B. TMJ symptoms if asked by patient.

    C. the oral mucosa and gingiva.

    D. the teeth and tongue only if infected.

    14. In an emergency, the carotid pulse is often used to monitor the heart rate. It's found

    A. on either ankle.
    B. on either side of the windpipe.

    C. one inch below the thumb.

    D. inside the bend of the elbow.

    15. Before dental treatment can begin, a patient who has had a hip or knee replacement must

    A. have his or her teeth cleaned.
    B. have a head and neck examination.

    C. wait six months.

    D. take an antibiotic.

    16. _______ is the way the body breaks down medication and food.

    A. Malnutrition
    B. Metabolism

    C. Dialysis

    D. Hypotension

    17. When blood pressure is taken, the _______ reading is the time of most pressure and the _______ reading is the time of least pressure.

    A. diastolic, systolic
    B. top, bottom

    C. abnormal, normal

    D. bottom, top

    18. If BP readings are consistently 145 mm Hg/99 mm Hg over a period of time, the patient may have

    A. hypertension.
    B. a BP screening test.

    C. hypotension.

    D. a condition known as shock.

    19. The purpose of the medical history is to

    A. get to know the patient better.
    B. help the dental auxiliary prepare the operatory.

    C. help provide safe dental treatment to patients.

    D. help the dentist decide which patients to see and which to refer to someone else.

    20. This instrument pictured is a/an _______ and is used to ______.

    A. explorer, find caries in tooth enamel
    B. periodontal probe, measure the size of tumors inside the mouth

    C. explorer, measure periodontal bone loss

    D. periodontal probe, measure the free gingival margin around the tooth

    Part Two

    Questions 21–25: Carefully read the instructions below, then begin.

    On the charting representation, note the left and right sides.

    Note in the midline.

    Number the teeth in the three systems as designated on the grid above and below the teeth.
    Note: The Universal System and some classifications will be used in the charting exercise. Later questions will be asked about this charting but other numbering systems will be referred to. (Remember that neatness is important!)

    Select the best answer to each question based on the charting in the figure below.

    21. From the chart, determine: How many tooth extractions are needed?

    A. 3
    B. 6

    C. 2

    D. 1

    22. What tooth numbers have complex caries?

    A. #10 and #14
    B. #5 and #19

    C. #2 and #19

    D. #3 and #20

    23. What dental disease is present on the lower anterior teeth?

    A. Pulpitis
    B. Periodontal

    C. Herpes simplex type 1

    D. Candidiasis

    24. Using the FDI system, determine which tooth is partially erupted.

    A. #17
    B. #18

    C. #16

    D. #10

    25. What is the classification for the caries on tooth #31, FDI system?

    A. Class V
    B. Class II

    C. Class I

    D. Class VI

    • ANSWER:
      study hard buddy. Yahoo answerers can't sit your exams for you.

  23. QUESTION:
    2 weeks of stomach flu?
    I've seen multiple docs and ER staff but still don't have an official diagnosis. For 3+ weeks I've had diarrhea. It started as loose stools (which I attributed to a high dose Vit C that I was taking at the time... not anymore), but then progressed to diarrhea about 5 times daily. It didn't seem to bother me much at first, just a little bit of discomfort, slight nausea before I had to "go".

    Then 13 days ago it got much worse. Any solid food I eat gives me nausea, and uncomfortable bloating. Then I started getting what felt like blood pressure changes, dizziness, light-headedness, and discomfort which would precipitate a complete emptying of my bowels ->right now I only feel decent when my stomach is totally empty. It's gotten so bad that it awoke my panic disorder (I had been unmedicated and effectively cured of panic for the last 8 years). So on top of everything else, when I start getting that nausea/bloated feel, my heart starts pounding and my fight or flight chemicals go mad.

    The ER gave me a CT scan and only found an inconsequential cyst on my liver. They gave me bentyl for nausea... and it helps, but it's been 10 days since I was there and I still need it. They also took a fair amount of blood but I didn't ask what they tested at the time... but it was all normal they said.

    My primary doc found the beginning of an ear infection and put me on antibiotics exactly a week ago (this did help with the nausea I was getting whenever I turned my head). She took blood to test for celiac and other things, and also stool samples, but so far I have no results from that yet. She also put me back on anti-anxiety meds (I'm back to seeing my cognitive behavioral therapist to deal with the panic and eventually plan to wean the anti-anxiety meds).

    So for the most part I am keeping the panic sensations away, but still I absolutely cannot eat solid food. It starts with basic acid indigestion, but then turns to bloat and nausea, and then a trip to the bathroom where my bowels empty.

    Pretty sure I'm starting to get a little dehydrated (throat feels dry), but if I drink too much at once my stomach gets really uncomfortable. I've been mostly living on whey powder drinks which usually don't bother me much.

    And I am taking a probiotic 6hrs after each antibiotic. Especially since I suspect all this diarrhea just destroyed all the bacteria in my gut.

    So does anyone have thoughts on what this could be? Part of me kinda likes the fact that I dropped 6 pounds in a week, and I feel totally normal when I'm empty. But I'm starting to get a little scared that it's been 2 weeks of this inability to comfortably eat (3 of diarrhea) and while I can manage my symptoms, I don't appear to be getting better. And since I can't eat properly I think I'm getting weaker.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Nice thought, but the hospital already tested me for that. No babies here (unless there's gross medical incompetence going on).

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Elevated Liver Enzymes..........?
    Hi all! I gave birth to my daughter on Nov. 15th via c-section. I have a 15 month old son who was born c-section as well. Throughout this pregnancy I had some complications where around my 26th week I could not keep any food down, I had upper, right abdominal pain and I was super sick. When we went in they initially thought that it was my gallbladder and sent me in to do an ultra sound and did blood tests. Everything came back okay but they hospitalized me for ten days and did 2 endoscopys where they found ulcers lining my esophagus and then a biopsy which came up with nothing. They thought about removing my gallbladder but since there were no signs pointing towards it they decided to wait it out due to the risk to myself and my daughter. They decided to manage pain and nausea with Dilauded and promethazine. I was only taking 12 mg. of Dilauded a day and 25 mg. of promethazine once to twice a day. My daughter was born healthy and I was fine so they sent us home five days after she was born. Before I left they gave me my hepatitis and tetanus vaccines. I was fine up until a couple days ago when I started to feel super nauseated and dizzy. I got a migraine and was feeling horrible. I went to my doctor who checked me and said that I looked fine and it did not look like I had an infection or anything that was going on but he wanted to do a blood test to check to make sure everything was okay. Later that night the on-call oncologist called to tell me that my liver enzymes were high and she wanted me to come in to do some more tests first thing in the morning. I went in this morning and they did another blood test to see if my numbers went up, down, or stayed the same. I have not heard back from them yet and I am having major anxiety over the whole situation. I have an appointment with the G.I specialist in two weeks because he did not want to run any gallbladder tests so close to delivery of my baby girl. This morning when I went in for more blood tests my blood pressure was slightly elevated, my heart rate was up, and my doctor told me that my liver enzymes were only slightly elevated. Along with these symptoms I have had a headache that will not go away, My legs swelled up once I got home from the hospital and now they do not swell up as often but if I am on them to much they start to hurt and at night when I am asleep they hurt if I keep them in the same position to long. My left arm where I got the vaccinations is still sore but not as painful as it was the three days after I got the vaccinations. More of an uncomfortable feeling then a pain. I am nauseated but no throwing up. I have pain in my right side of my abdomen and my doctor said that is due to the muscles that are located on that side trying to heal because that was where the majority of my incision was. I have major anxiety when it comes to stuff like this so I am super shaky and I do not know if that is due to the stress of not knowing what is going on with my body or if it has to do with all the other stuff that is going on. I am dizzy, lightheaded and sometimes have muscle spasms. I am super tired but that could be due to the fact that I wake up with my newborn all night to feed her. Over-all I feel like crap and want to try to figure out what could be causing all of this so that I can get some rest and not worry that I am going to die in my sleep/ Has anybody eperienced anything like this? Could all of this be related to the vaccinations that I got? Does anybody know what could be causing all of this? What is the cure to elevated enzymes? What is the relation to the headache and elevated liver enzymes because everyone seems concerned that I have a headache but I have had migraines snce I was seven years old. Please help me calm my nerves! I wrote all of this yesterday and now to add to the fun I have lower left back pain. My doctor called to say that he is not to concerned about the whole thing but to keep my eye on it........whatever that means. I am not sure I could get any more symptoms at this point and would like to know if anybody knows what this could be, what it could mean, and if I should ignore my doctor and go to the ER and make them run every test under the sun until they figure out what is wrong with me so I can feel better. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Sassy's information is good. I would like to add to that - since you have nausea, you probably have not been taking in a proper amount of fluids daily which can dause your dizziness and feeling lightheaded. You have promethazine - use it regularly. Dramatically increasing your water intake daily will probably make this go away. As for the back pain - some tylenol or motrin would be appropriate for this. If your enzymes are coming back down, this may be only a temporary condition either related to your pregnancy, medications you have taken, etc. and might resolve itself without further treatment. That is probably why the doctor is taking the "watch and wait" - to see if it resolves on it's own or if it gets worse and further testing then might be needed. Sometimes, there are not exact answers or diagnoses - you treat the symptoms, see if the treatment works and if not, try another plan of attack which is what your doctor is currently doing. And, since you have been seen recently by your doctor and lots of testing has been done, going to the ER (unless you get dramatically worse during the night) would not be fianancially prudent because your insurance has already paid for testing on your condition and may deny your claim. And, ER's do not "order every test in the book" because insurance companies will not pay for this. They order tests specific to your complaint and what they believe is going on and you have already probably had a recent CBC and a chemistry with liver enzymes. You are worrying way too much about something that could possibly resolve over the next week or so. And, elevated liver enzymes will not kill you in your sleep. If you get worse, call your doctor back and report your symptoms. Follow your doctor's advice exactly. Rest as much as possible. Increase your fluid intake and take some pain medication. You need to keep working with one doctor on this, otherwise, fractured care is the end result.

  25. QUESTION:
    question to analytical skills, back in time, and others if you can please answer?
    1) What year were you born in? (For obvious reasons we cannot accept anyone born after the year of 1982)

    2) Do you have any known food allergies? (VERY IMPORTANT: If yes, please list.)

    3) Are you claustrophobic?

    4) Do you suffer from high blood pressure or any heart conditions that might prevent your from participating potentially stressful conditions? If yes, please list.

    5) Are you currently or have you ever been in the past an employee of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or any other government agency? If yes, list agency name.

    6) What is your current height?

    7) Are you left-handed?

    BASIC ANALYTICAL SKILLS:

    1) You have a 3-gallon jug and a 5-gallon jug. You need to measure out exactly 7 gallons of water. How can you do it?
    2) A boat has a ladder that has six rungs -- each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from the water. The tide rises at 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water?
    3) The poor have it. The rich don't need it. If you eat it, you will die. What is "it"?

    BASIC ETHICAL QUESTIONS

    1) Imagine you were sent back in time from the present day to Germany, 1939. You were now suddenly in a room where Adolph Hitler was sleeping. You have a loaded gun in your hand. Knowing what you know about Hitler's future plans, what do you do and why?

    2) You are on beach when you suddenly see two people drowning. You only have enough time and resources to save one person. One of the people has the cure for cancer figured out. The other person is the one true love of your life. Who do you save and why?

    3) FINAL QUESTION (A two-part ethics question that requires absolute honesty, please!)

    Part 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had eight children already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?

    Remember your honest answer and go to question 2.

    Part 2: It is time to elect the world leader, and yours is the deciding vote. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

    Candidate A: He associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologers. He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks up to ten Martinis a day.

    Candidate B: He was ejected from office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks large amounts of whisky every evening.

    Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and hasn't had any extra-marital affairs.

    Which of these candidates would be your choice?

    • ANSWER:
      Basic Analytical Skills 1:

      Fill up the three gallon container (A) and pour it into the five gallon container (B). Fill up A again and pour as much as you can into B. A now holds one gallon. Throw the water out of B and pour the one gallon in A into B. Fill up A and pour into B. B now has four gallons. Fill up A which then contains three gallons. So, A has three gallons and B has four gallons, which totals to seven.

  26. QUESTION:
    Sudden Outbreak of Pimples on a 60-year Old Woman?
    My mom is 60, she's a type-2 diabetic and has high blood pressure. (She takes medications for both: Metformin, Carvedilol, and Benicar.) Some 10 days ago she started getting these itchy pimples on her lower arms and chest mostly. They start as itchy spots which later develop into full-grown white-head pimples. The one she removed developed into a huge red spot around the pimple, but has since withdrew. She also changed her diet, as she decided to cure that diabetes of hers. Is this, then, an allergic reaction to either medications or food? She didn't have any problems with medications before, or with food. Should she go see a dermatologist, and if so, do they ever really help? Tank you.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    What can you expect to happen to this person? (Medically)?
    I'm not here to ask you to try and change someone's mind, just what would happen medically ?
    A Male, 16 years old. No previous medical conditions other than Asthma and Nut allergy.
    Now, since last year has developed ( i dont know what word to use) Anorexia Nervosa with Bulimic Tendacies. He begins to dislike food a lot, as he doesnt like the idea of gaining weight, if ever he gains a few pounds when he checks each morning, he tends to fast the next day (Read more to understand this part) He takes Caffeine tablets to keep his metabolism fairly high thus high heart rate and loses some weight. However gets frequent headaches so takes paracetamol regularly also. He is not dangerously low, he is 6foot 2 and weight 62-65KG.
    3 days ago, he checked his scales, put on a few pounds, decided to eat less than normal, then the next day takes 2 caffeine tablets (had 300mg day before) and 2 anti histamine (He is very cautious). He took the caffeine as he THOUGHT it was going to keep him awake, it kind of did the opposite. This had never happened to him before. When in college, he felt a little bit dizzy and nauseous, he takes 2 more caffeine and 2 more anti histamines, he thinks it could be his allergy (it isnt). As it had never happened before, he thought it was his allergy. That person had Severe abdominal cramps that day, worse than usual hunger, but ignored it. 15 Mins after taking the last caffeine tablets, He Crashed.
    Went all dizzy, Blacked out, Hearing went, then Feinted. He wakes up 8 seconds later and sees everyone staring at him, at this moment it appears to be a dream, like did that really happen? Then the first aider takes him outside, the Lad tries to be sick, but only vomits back up his Anti histamine pill, as he has empty stomach. Lies down for a few minutes, is feeling slightly better, carries on the rest of his day. No hospital, nothing. Then looks on the internet. Hypoglycaemic SHOCK matched perfectly, low blood pressure. Also to note, he apparently was Convulsing, which seemed strange, thats what 3 people said, although it wasnt bad, just mild. He then gets very worried, and finds a cure for the fainting.
    GLUCOSE tablets, lucozade to be more precise, it would keep him from fainting as his levels would be raised, and back to normal even though he never ate that much. Neuroglycopenia also, matched perfectly. He inst Diabetic or Epileptic.
    ********************************************************************************
    What to expect from the future ? Anything else ? Fainting can be stopped and prevented, Seizures ? Not likely. Im talking short term here. Anything?

    • ANSWER:
      They would die.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I tell my family about the horrors of factory farming?
    My family is very misinformed on how they get their meat to be very cheap. Almost everyone has some kind of medical condition already. I'm the only one who has gone vegan and I really enjoy eating my whole foods. I buy my dog organic meat but they think its too expensive. I try to tell them but my dad is very cheap. My parents are so brainwashed by all the ads telling them its healthy way of eating. Its no wonder they're getting sick and lack so much energy! I'm not even exaggerating at all. My mom always feels very tired and has anemia. My dad suffers from very high blood pressure. I just order them this book http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Whole-Foods-Traditions-Nutrition/dp/1556434308/ref=pd_sim_b_1. I know its not a cure for everything but diet does help a lot of people improve. I just hope they'll get it. I don't hate that my family eats meat at all but that they support that corrupt industry. I mean they can buy better quality. How did you approach your family about the agribusiness horror?

    • ANSWER:
      You have very nice grammar by the way- so I assume your 13- 18, but obviously you still live with your parents. You really- give in the fact OF living with your parents, you can not supply yourself and your dog. In other words, you can not afford tCherishsh these things. But I do very much wonder your age- because at around 15- 16 you could get a good job, and pay for some of these things, even 12-14, babysitting! If your able to support your self with your veganism and for your dog, let your parents be and go by your own terms. The book you have requested, was indeed a good choice, and hopefully yes they can understand for themselves the true meaning or nutrition and nutritaiol value.

  29. QUESTION:
    I once had acidindigestion then i ate lots of punking seeds flax seeds &now i hav huge stomach &had diarrhoea!?
    (18 yrs old) I only had acid indigestion once in my life and my stomach bevcame so HUGE. During that time i was working at a place that had lots of health seeds. So i ate alot of pumking and flax and sunflower seeds and drank olive oil and drank ALOT of water (everyday) to try and stop the distention/bloating. Then eventually it was still there my stomach became so huge that i cud rest my cellphone on it. I started have stomach noises that makes me self concsious in class. Then i had green stool for a while and diahorrea. Now the stool thing and diahorrea has been cured, but my belly is still huge and i exercise alot and it affects my rather slim appearance greatly. I am a male. Those are the only symptoms. I took Gas X, but didnt see much difference, my heart also beated faster after taking gas x. i have high blood pressure. Also going to the doctor's office in my nation is extreemly costly. SO please advice me please thank you. Any over the counter, any foods anything household products or ANYTHING PLEASE. THanks...
    i stoped eating the seeds and drinking olive oil, but its still huge

    • ANSWER:
      Stop eating the seeds and drinking the oil. Neither one is doing you any good right now. The seeds have way too much salt and you're probably bloated from retaining water.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you proof-read my report? Any help is greatly appreciated!?
    I just want to make sure it all makes sense..
    My report on Botulism:

    Botulism is a bacterial disease that affects the body’s nerves and can potentially be fatal. It is caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium has entered the body through an open wound or by being ingested with food that has not been properly canned or preserved. In these foods, Clostridium botulinum has grown and produced toxins. These foods include home-canned vegetables, smoked or raw fish, cured pork or ham, honey, and corn syrup.
    Symptoms of Botulism begin to appear anywhere between eight to thirty-six hours after the contaminated food has been consumed. There are many symptoms that can occur in adults. Abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, double vision, dry mouth, and temporary lack of breathing are only a few of the major symptoms of Botulism. Other symptoms that a person may experience are difficulty breathing, swallowing, or speaking, and weakness caused by paralysis. Infants suffer from slightly different symptoms such as constipation, weakness, weak cry, poor feeding, breathing problems, and alertness.
    In order to diagnose Botulism, a doctor will perform a physical examination of the patient. A few signs that the doctor will look for are speech impairment, drooping eyelids, loss of muscle function, and decreased reflexes. Other signs of the occurrence of Botulism are paralyzed bowel and the inability to urinate. Blood tests, stool cultures, and lab tests can also help to identify Botulism. The lab tests are performed on the suspected contaminated food to identify whether or not the food was contaminated with the Clostridium botulinum.
    The risk of death can be greatly decreased with prompt treatment. There is a botulinal antitoxin that is available through the Centers for Disease Control that will neutralize the toxins. If the person is experiencing respiratory problems, they should be hospitalized. The patient would then be provided with oxygen by a tube inserted through the nose or mouth into the airway. If the patient is having problems swallowing, they will need a temporary feeding tube inserted through their nose.
    It is important to learn how to prevent the occurrence of Botulism. First of all, since Botulism is usually caused by contaminated canned or preserved foods, bulging cans or off-smelling preserved foods should be thrown away. If you can foods at home, the canned food should be heated to at least 176 degrees Fahrenheit for thirty minutes or boiled for ten minutes. At high altitudes, pressure cooking is recommended, because it is more difficult to get the temperature of the food high enough to destroy the spores of the Clostridium botulinum.

    • ANSWER:
      Put it in present tense. Starting with second line, say bacterium enters the body... Line three and four, say Clostridium botulinum grows and produces toxins. Continue on with these changes until it makes sense to you.

  31. QUESTION:
    some facts, what you say guys?
    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear.

    When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro , New Jersey . "This spasm relieves the tickle."

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!

    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!

    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" video.

    4. Feel no pain!

    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!

    Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!

    Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College . Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!

    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!

    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!

    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!

    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed—if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums—just behind that small dent below your nose—and press against it, hard. "Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose," says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital , in Durban , South Africa . "Pressing here helps stop them."

    12. Make your heart stand still!

    Trying to quell first-date jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical-services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh . It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!

    Too much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. "Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too," says Abo. "In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache." The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent near-sightedness!

    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma , Washington . "It's usually caused by near-point stress." In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles—like the eyes—into relaxing as well.

    15. Wake the dead!

    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!

    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will fold like a house of cards. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita , California . Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

    17. Breathe underwater!

    If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first—essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. "When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity," says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University . "This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen." It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

    18. Read minds!

    Your own! "If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep," says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho . Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks fpr sharing these interesting comments. I particularly like the observation that coughing decreases the pain of injections. I had heard that before but never saw an explanation. I think crying probably does the same thing. Cool! Where did you find these?

  32. QUESTION:
    awesome 18 things you can do with your body?

    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
    “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!
    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!
    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? You are male? Then fantasize...
    Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    4. Feel no pain!
    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!
    The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to relieve sinus pressure is to alternately thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!
    Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle.
    When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!
    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!
    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance, the
    cupula, floats in a fluid of the same density as blood.
    “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional footonthefloor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground.
    This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!
    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums just behind that small dent below your nose and press against it, hard.
    “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

    12. Make your heart stand still!
    Trying to quell firstdate jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Si
    if you think this is interesting well star it or make it intersting
    sorry guys it wont let me put the other ones down

    • ANSWER:
      Very, very interesting and reading this really makes me wonder, how are they're people that believe in evolution? How is it possible that all this just came by by chance? Wouldn't it just be easier to admit that they're is a Creator in this world? But no, if they admit this it just proves they're wrong so obviously they can't. Oh well very interesting facts you have there.

  33. QUESTION:
    18 facts you should know but dont really need 2 know?
    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
    “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!
    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!
    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? You are male? Then fantasize...
    Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    4. Feel no pain!
    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!
    The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to relieve sinus pressure is to alternately thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!
    Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle.
    When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!
    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!
    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance, the
    cupula, floats in a fluid of the same density as blood.
    “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional footonthefloor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground.
    This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!
    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums just behind that small dent below your nose and press against it, hard.
    “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

    12. Make your heart stand still!
    Trying to quell firstdate jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an icecream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent nearsightedness!
    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. “It's usually caused by nearpoint stress.” In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles like
    the eyes into relaxing as well.

    15. Wake the dead!
    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!
    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will cave like the French. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., coowner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California. Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

    17. Breathe underwater!
    If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. “When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity,” says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University. “This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.” It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

    18. Read minds!
    Your own! “If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep,” says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as longterm memory.

    • ANSWER:
      woah that was cool :) ) i tried the arm thing...it works!! :) )
      number 3 made me crack up lol

      kisses

  34. QUESTION:
    Check out these 18 interesting things you can do to your body that you might have not known about?
    Check out these 18 interesting things you can do to your body that you might have not known about!!!

    I think it is pretty cool!!!

    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!
    “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!
    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!
    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? You are male? Then fantasize...
    Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine.

    4. Feel no pain!
    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!
    The easiest, quickest, and cheapest way to relieve sinus pressure is to alternately thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!
    Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle.
    When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!
    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!
    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!
    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance, the
    cupula, floats in a fluid of the same density as blood.
    “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional footonthefloor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!
    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground.
    This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!
    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums just behind that small dent below your nose and press against it, hard.
    “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

    12. Make your heart stand still!
    Trying to quell firstdate jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast w
    13. Thaw your brain!
    Too much ice-cream too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an icecream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent nearsightedness!
    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. “It's usually caused by nearpoint stress.” In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscle
    15. Wake the dead!
    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!
    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will cave like the French. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., coowner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita.

    • ANSWER:
      Whats your question again?


Drugs Used To Treat High Blood Pressure

Impotence is the inability to obtain and maintain an erection of the penis, which is necessary to penetrate the vagina during sexual intercourse.

Internal spaces in the penis (called corpora cavernosa) normally fill with blood during sexual excitement and cause the penis to become rigid and erect. Impotence is a partial or total impairment of this function. There are two types of impotence. Primary impotence is when a man is never able to have an erection adequate for sexual intercourse to the satisfaction of both partners. Secondary impotence is the more common type.

Many men experience temporary impotence at some point in their lives, but recurring impotence can lower a man's self-esteem and put a strain on his marriage or social relationships. Men who have persistent erection troubles come to view sex with anxiety and overwhelming seriousness. That makes good sex impossible.

Impotence can be caused by either physical or psychological problems. It may be brought on by job related stress, fear of causing pregnancy, exhaustion, smoking, and taking certain medications such as antidepressants, antihypertensive and anti-anxiety agents, unresolved conflict of sexuality or fear of sex after a heart attack or major surgery. Emotional problems such as these, along with drug and alcohol abuse, are some of the leading causes of impotence. Most erectile problems are curable thanks to drugs like Viagra, injectable drugs and penile implants.

Until recently, psychological problems were thought to be the only cause of impotence, but several physical disorders are now known to trigger the problem such as an imbalance in the hormonal system, which may cause a decrease in production of testosterone, the male hormone necessary for an erection, certain drugs used to treat high blood pressure, diseases of the nervous system as in multiple sclerosis, structural abnormalities or injury to the penis, and malfunctioning of the circulatory system, which can interfere with blood flow to the penis.

Several tests can be used to help diagnose the cause of impotence. A blood test will show whether adequate levels of testosterone are present. A blood pressure cuff specially designed to wrap around the penis, coupled with ultrasound, detects blood pressure and blood vessel problems. Another test measures the size of erection that naturally occurs during sleep.

Impotence is treated with surgery, testosterone injections, penile implants, and psychological counseling. Penile implants represent a successful new treatment for impotence, with several varieties now in use. One is a silicone rod implanted in the corpora cavernosa, resulting in a penis that is semi-erect at all times.

Another is a flexible silver wire surrounded by silicone, which, when implanted, allows the penis to be manipulated to an erect angle for intercourse. A third model consist of balloon-like cylinders implanted in the corpora cavernosa and attached to a container of fluid, which, when activated by a hand pump, fill them the way blood normally fill the penis during an erection.

Avoiding abuse of drugs and alcohol as well as eliminating or coping with stress should help to prevent at least some episodes of secondary impotence.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their nam?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a hint. Look up the difference between beta agonists and beta antagonists. Also, beta-1 and beta-2 receptors.

  2. QUESTION:
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).?
    Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Beta blockers include selective and non-selective
      Examples of beta-blockers include: acebutolol, bisoprolol, esmolol, propranolol, atenolol, labetalol, carvedilol, metoprolol, and nebivolol.
      Beta receptors dilate the bronchial muscles so when you block them they constrict the muscle of bronchial pathway so causing this to be a contra indication for bronchial asthma.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a medication commonly used to treat hypertension aka high blood pressure?
    I was wondering what is a medication (s) commonly used to treat high blood pressure? I am a man and was diagnosed with hypertension and it has caused me to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Against my doctor's advice, I have refused to take any medications for it. I normally try to avoid supporting the drug companies and don't trust most medications. At this point, the symptoms are affecting me physically with headaches and dizziness. The erectile dysfunction has destroyed my sex life with my wife.

    I am wondering what is a medication (s) commonly used to treat high blood pressure? I would like some names so I can do more research before I take the doctor's advice.
    Thank you, this information helps. Are there any medications for hypertension that are less likely to cause or add to erectile dysfunction more than another? What are some combinations used to treat both?

    • ANSWER:
      Medications for High Blood Pressure

      The classes of drugs available to treat high blood pressure include:

      * Diuretics
      * Beta-blockers
      * Alpha-blockers
      * Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
      * Calcium channel blockers (CCBs)

      Hope this helps. :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What medications can be used to treat people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
    Explain generally how these drugs work, please!

    Part of my AP Bio Lab.. (last question to do!)
    Worth 4 marks! Point form is fine!
    I don't think there needs to be direct brand names/drug names, just drugs that have effects. Ex: A drug that does... etc.
    Just figured out the high cholesterol part (Lipitor and Statins) Still need high blood pressure medication info!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types of antihypertensive meds. Most have a vasodilitroy effect, which lowers BP. for instance, calcium channel blockers relax smooth muscle activity in arterial walls, leading to vasodilation and lower BP. An alternative are angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE). This halts the angiotensin rennin cascade, and the result is inhibition of vasoconstriction, as well as improved renal blood flow.
      The most common cholesterol medications are statins, which inhibit HMG co-reductase, an enzyme in the liver needed for cholesterol production.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMG-CoA_reductase

  5. QUESTION:
    Drugs for cats with high blood pressure?
    I am looking for information on drugs used to treat cats (senior cats) with high blood pressure. My JulieBug is about 16 years old and was diagnosed with high blood pressure this past winter. She is currently taking Norvasc 1.25 mg twice aday. Her blood pressure caused retinal bleeding which led to partial blindness. Since being on Norvasc her bp has come down somewhat and the bleeding in the eyes is under control and is being reabsorbed resulting in some limited vision. There does not seem to be a drug for cats with high bp that my vet knows of, Norvasc is a human drug costing about 5 each month and is hard to control exact dosage, the pills are hard to split in half. I am not so concerned with the cost as I am with seeing that she gets the exact dosage. Does anyone know of a drug for cats with high bp? Any info appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Norvasc is amlodipine

      this is the treatment of choice for primary hypertension in cats. there is no veterinary product (at least in the UK there is not)- cost wise however this is a good thing, as veterinary drugs tent to be at least double the price, sometimes 20-30 times the cost

      is the cat on any other treatment for renal problems?

      there are other things that may be useful depending on the initial cause of the blood pressure. however it is common that renal problems are the underlying issue here, and these are very difficult to deal with long term.

      another class of drug is sometimes used in conjunction with amlodipine to reduce blood pressure and that is

      diltiazem this works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the arteries and can help reduce blood pressure

      on a practical note with regard dosing you cat, you may be able to find a compounding pharmacy to produce a easier to dose preparation of amlodipine, possibly in capsules or in a meat flavoured paste

      good luck, dealing with these old guys can be difficult

  6. QUESTION:
    PreparationH and High Blood Pressure?
    I have a tube of PreparationH, and upon it says "Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you have High Blood Pressure and/or are taking a prescription drug to treat High Blood Pressure."

    I have High Blood Pressure and am currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide (waterpill) 25mg and Lisinopril 20mg...

    Now on the PreparationH tube the ingredients are... Glycerin USP 14.4%, Phyenylephrine HCI USP 0.25%, Pramoxine HCI USP 1%, White Petrolatum USP 15%, Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Extract, BHA, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Glycercly Stearate, Laureth-23, Methylparaben, Mineral Oil, Panthenol, Propyl Gallate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum...

    My question is simply... will any of the ingredients in the PreparationH and my High Blood Pressure meds interact in a health concerning manner?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the phenylephrine. This is a vasoconstrictor, to help shrink the swelling.
      If absorbed into the blood, the vasoconstriction can cause an increase in blood pressure.

      But getting realistic here, it is only 1/4 of a percent phenylephrine. If you are using the small dab directed by the instructions, the amount absorbed is going to be small.

      As long as you are taking your BP meds regularly, go ahead and use the Preparation H as directed.

  7. QUESTION:
    is high blood pressure treatment drugs safe for a 23 years old?
    coz i keep hearing that it's not good for young people to take blood pressure reducing drugs, is it just something that people keep mumbelling about, or is it based on facts,
    & what exactly about Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors coz i read in wikipedia they'r used to treat heart failure (my heart is working fine)

    • ANSWER:
      it is ok if you have high blood pressure

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat SEVERELY High Blood Pressure in a young adult. (systolic 170)~genetic?
    My fiance has been diagnosed with HBP, but the doctors are not helping him much stating "this is usually a problem for older people". We know there are genetic influences on his condition (his one grandfather passing away from a heart attack in his 30's?). We have cut out salt, he drinks very rarely, he doesnt use drugs, he exercises, and is not overweight at all...and now, both of us are just scared.
    A doctor mentioned Beta Inhibitors? and another calcium channel inhibitors...
    Also, is there a way to find a doctor who will actually care a little instead of throwing him into the category of HBP with 60 year old men and telling him to watch what he eats (not that he can watch it anymore).

    • ANSWER:
      yeah you need another doctor. exercise can help hbp. but sounds like he still needs meds.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat SEVERELY High Blood Pressure in a 21 year old young man (systolic 170)~genetic?
    My fiance has been diagnosed with HBP, but the doctors are not helping him much stating "this is usually a problem for older people". We know there are genetic influences on his condition (his one grandfather passing away from a heart attack in his 30's?). We have cut out salt, he drinks very rarely, he doesnt use drugs, he exercises, and is not overweight at all...and now, both of us are just scared.
    A doctor mentioned Beta Inhibitors? and another calcium channel inhibitors...
    Also, is there a way to find a doctor who will actually care a little instead of throwing him into the category of HBP with 60 year old men and telling him to watch what he eats (not that he can watch it anymore).

    • ANSWER:
      Familial inheritance is definitely an important factor for hypertension. However, it is still too EARLY for a young person to develop hypertension in early 20. Therefore, a thorough physical examination and medical investigation should be performed to rule out SECONDARY cause of hypertension (e.g. pheochromocytoma, a adrenal tumor producing excessive adrenalin to cause vasocontriction and hypertension) There are a long list of causes of secondary hypertension, in which many conditions have genetic components. I'll suggest you to have medical consultation to have proper assessment to RULE OUT secondary cause. After treating secondary cause (e.g. surgical removal of pleochromocytoma), hypertension will be cured.

      After excluding secondary causes, there are several ways to control hypertension. Simply, they can be either non-medical or medical. For non-medical methods, the key is lifestyle modification, e.g. regular exercise, dietary salt restriction, avoid smoking/coffee intake. For medical methods, many different classes of antihypertensive drugs are widely available.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why beta blockers are bad drugs to give to s.b that has asthma?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action ? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    With disreguard to their side affects, could an ace inhibor or beta/alpha blocker be used as a sleep aid?
    I am doing a report on the clinical representations of rx drugs that treat high blood pressure and angina, and their effect on America's citizens (abuse). Please give me an answer based on accurate accounts or give me the source you found your information. Much appreciated.
    Drugs.com didn't give me the information i needed

    • ANSWER:
      Not in itself no! They do not really cause drowsiness in many people. However, they do slow down the blood pressure and decrease the heart rate so they can cause a normal relaxation. This is especially true of someone who has high blood pressure or a fast heart rate. That can cause you to stay awake and not sleep. So a beta blocker in that case could help you to sleep. But for a normal person to use them it can be dangerous because these medications can cause the blood pressure to drop and the pulse to drop and heart failure can occur. That's why even patients on the medication are usually monitored and have regular checkups.

  12. QUESTION:
    My sister has Systemic Lupus and the doctors are trying to give her a new drug?
    The drug is called NIFEDIPINE (nye-FED-i-peen)

    common uses: this medicine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure.some brands are also used to control angina (chest pain) it may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by the doctor .

    Now should she take this drug if she does not have high blood pressure i have never heard of this drug before so any info would be great thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This medication is commonly used for Raynauld's Syndrome associated with SLE. It can also have other benefits as many people with SLE have high blood pressure and angina either because of kidney damage or because of heart involvement with the Lupus.

      To answer your question as to whether or not she should take it she should definately discuss this with her doctor. If she has Raynauld's Syndrome (extreme numbness and tingling in the extremities, espeically the hands and feet when exposed to cold...they become very white...and painful) and this is a bothersome symptom then Nifedipine could be very beneficial. The question she needs to ask herself is...does the benefit of the drug outweigh the side effects and the mental depression that can often occur when having to take so many medications like many Lupus patients do. But in either case, she should talk with her doctor to tell him/her why she's not going to take it or have any questions cleared up.

      Good for you for helping in her care!

  13. QUESTION:
    Please help me how to do this...STATISTICS PROBLEM?
    A drug manufacturer states that only 5% of the patients using a high blood pressure drug will experience side effects. Doctors at a large university use the drug in treating 200 patients. What is the probability that 15 or fewer of the 200 patients experience side effects? Hint: Use normal approximation.

    • ANSWER:
      15/200=7.5% who will suffer side effects, there for the probability of 15 or less side effects is 92.5%

  14. QUESTION:
    Does grapefruit juice affect Aceon?
    I've heard that consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice can have adverse effects on certain drugs if they are taken in conjunction. Aceon (perindopril) is an ACE inhibitor used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Is Aceon among the drugs that are are affected? If so, how long must one wait between drinking the juice and taking the drug (i.e. at breakfast) ?

    • ANSWER:
      sbutk - It turns out that an enzyme called bergamottin found in grapefruit juice inhibits the activity of something called the cytochrome P450 3A4 isoenzyme in the intestinal wall. The CYP3A4 isoenzyme metabolizes many of the medicines people take, so inhibiting this can lead to increases in blood levels for these drugs. These increased levels can lead, in turn, to a higher risk of side effects.

      Fortunately, perindopril is NOT one of the medications metabolized through this pathway. Therefore, grapefruit juice will NOT affect your blood levels of the drug.

      Drugs that ARE affected by grapefruit juice include some antifungals (ketoconazole, etc.), channel blockers (diltiazem, nifedipine, etc.), digoxin, statin drugs (atorvastatin, etc.), macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, etc.), PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, etc.), SSRI antidepressants (fluoxetine, etc.), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, etc.), and warfarin. When in doubt, it is always best to ask your pharmacist... hope that helps!

  15. QUESTION:
    help me plz......human physiology?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Epinephrine and norepinephrine are hormones which are naturally produced by the body, normally, and at increased outputs during times of stress. They bind to beta adrenergic receptors in the heart increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Beta-blockers, as their name suggests, block the effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine at beta adrenergic receptors. This is why they have an antihypertensive effect.

      Epinephrine and norepinephrine also bind to beta adrenergic receptors in the smooth muscle cells of airways to cause bronchodilation. Beta-blockers block the effects of these hormones causing bronchoconstriction, which can trigger an asthma attack. Beta-blockers are contraindicated for people with asthma.

      Hope that wasn't too confusing..!! Look up beta blockers on wiki for more info.

  16. QUESTION:
    AP STAT review problems.. help? asap?
    7) A researcher wishes to determine if there is a difference in the voting patterns of teachers. She wishes to determine whether teachers in rural,
    suburban, or urban schools tend to vote more often for Democrats, Republicans, or Independents. In addition, she believes that years of graduate
    education influence voting patterns. However, the effect of years of graduate education is not the primary focus of the study.
    a) Can her study be considered an experiment? Explain.
    b) Identify the explanatory and response variables in this study. Indicate the levels of the explanatory variable.
    c) Describe how the sample can be selected using a stratified random sample.

    8) A new drug to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) is to be tested. Baseline blood pressures of the subjects are to be taken at the beginning
    of the study and readings will subsequently be taken once per week for the duration of the study. Preliminary indications suggest that the
    effectiveness of the drug in reducing high blood pressure may depend on age (young, middle, or elderly).

    d) Draw a graphic of how you would form the treatment and control groups if you wish to control for age.
    b) Draw a graphic of how you would form the treatment and control groups if you wish to control for both age and gender.

    9) An investigator wants to study the effectiveness of two surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness: procedure A uses cuts from a scalpel and
    procedure B uses a laser. The data to be collected are the degrees of improvement in vision after the procedure is performed.
    a) Describe how the investigator can design an experiment using independent samples.
    b) Describe how the investigator can design an experiment using matched pairs.
    c) Which technique would provide the most valuable information about the effectiveness.
    d) For this study to be an experiment, the assignment of subjects into treatment and control should be accomplished randomly. Describe the
    ethical difficulty involved with random assignment in this situation.

    • ANSWER:
      Do your homework kid

  17. QUESTION:
    Have You Ever Taken Clonidine During Pregnancy?
    Has anyone ever used clonidine to help treat anxiety. My doctor prescribed this, but i've researched it and it is used mainly to treat -people with high blood pressure, does this even really help with anxiety and panic attacks. my pychiatrist prescribed it to me. I also am 7 months pregnant, and i just noticed that this is a category c during pregnancy. any one know anything about this drug or been on it?
    he also prescribed me seroquel.

    • ANSWER:
      While Clonadine is a blood pressure medicine, it is often prescribed for ADHD and/or anxiety. Most standard anxiety med's have often high risks for the unborn, this might be why your physician opted for Clonadine as a treatment.
      If you are having great anxiety you may be at danger of going into premature labor, also, your mood can affect the baby's development. At seven month, the med's should be ok for your baby. However, I understand your concern. If it makes you feel better, ask for a referral to a psychologist, and see if counseling may help with your anxiety. Maybe you can avoid med's all together.

  18. QUESTION:
    My mom may die, she's on drugs and has health problems, she's only 42?
    My mother is 42 years old, she has used drugs on and off ever since I was born (Im 25)...she now has a heart problem, high blood pressure, and fibroid tumors in her ovaries (she may be lying, and actually have ovairan cancer) She is using Methamphetamine and lives with a drug dealer who has enslaved her SHE HAS TO ASK PERMISSION TO USE THE BATHROOM!!! Its that serious...I keep having this overwhelming feeling that she is going to die soon, as a child I would cry myself to sleep begging God to never take her from me, and by the looks of things she may not be around very much longer. She is trapped in a world of drugs and does not treat her health problems. How will I cope her death, and confronting her and telling her I love her and that she must stop using drugs wont work, Ive tried both!! She left that guy and went right back with him...I dont even know what my question is, has anyone ever dealth with this type of situation before? Please pray for my mother, deep down she is a saint who touches the lives of everyone she comes in contact with...I feel her fading away each day...Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Under Surveillance there is a lot of pain in your mother. A lot of bad memories and things that need a lot of escaping. Some so bad that she feels she needs drugs to deal with them because there is no other way. She feels worthless and not worth the redemption. She lets people treat her like a doormat because that how she feels and sees herself. In her mind she is already dead or almost there-- but you know better. And so does God. Your very smart and wise to know that you need God's help here. You see hope for her. Help for her. And God will help her and you. All you have to do is ask. I am praying for you-- and a whole army of prayer warriors is also following behind me. Whenever two or more are gathered in his name there I am is his promise to us. So pray and let Jesus help here also. Accept him into your heart and soul. His forgiveness, salvation, peace and love will flood your heart and soul. He will give you a purpose, a path and action. With his love and forgiveness inside you will know how to love and forgive your mother because you already have loved and forgiven yourself. You will know how to act on it, show it and believe it to your very soul. Then show her how she can be loved by you and God. Show her that you and God will be there to help her every step of the way. That is what she really want to hear and see-- that her boy and Jesus love her so very much. Sure there will be times where you and her will falter but Jesus will be there for you always. Just watch and listen, follow and believe. "Take heart. I have overcome the world," is Jesus' promise to you, your mom and to all of us. Then show all the prayers generated by your Yahoo question and she will know that the world is also pulling, caring and loving for her too. Soon she will care and start returning that love. Rejoice and thank God when it comes!

      † Equitable Prayer Warrior †

  19. QUESTION:
    Control of the Human Heart?
    1) a) Beta-blockers are drugs which inhibit the sympathetic nerves to the heart. Explain why they are used to treat sufferers from high blood pressure.

    b) Calculate the stroke volume of the heart when the heart rate is 120 bpm and the cardiac output is 15.6 dm^3/min. Show your working.

    c) Explain what happens to the following when the cardiac output increases:
    i) The venous return to the heart.
    ii) The arterial blood pressure.
    iii) The venous blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question, a question that has been asked before by quite a few people, too. Some privy people might in reality suggest that one had better apply belt and braces on what one asks in these respects.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help with a statistics question?
    It is claimed that a new drug for hypertension (high blood pressure) is effective in 70% of
    treated patients. In a given experiment, seven patients were treated.
    (a) What conditions must be satisfied for this to be considered a binomial experiment?
    (b) Assuming that these conditions are met, find the expected number of successful treatments
    and the standard deviation.
    (c) Use R to find the probability that
    (i) at least four patients will be successfully treated?
    (ii) exactly four patients will be successfully treated.
    (iii) no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 patients will be successfully treated.

    • ANSWER:
      a) the people are independent trials for the drug test with one of two possible outcomes, they are successfully treated or not.

      b) expected number of successfully treated people is 7 * 0.7 = 4.9

      in general for a binomial the expected number of successes is n * p where n is the number of observations and p is the success probability.

      c) here is what to put into R. the > is the line to type and the number after [1] is the prob.

      (i)
      > sum(dbinom(4:7,7,0.7))
      [1] 0.873964

      (ii)
      > dbinom(4,7,0.7)
      [1] 0.2268945

      (iii)
      > sum(dbinom(3:5,7,0.7))
      [1] 0.6417873

  21. QUESTION:
    can drugs cause diabetes?
    of chemicals and drugs causing temporary or permanent insulin dependent diabetes are well documented in the medical literature. These and others suspected of causing diabetes include:
    Alloxan and the antibiotic streptozocin, two of the best known chemicals capable of damaging the pancreatic beta cells, which are responsible for the production of insulin. Vacor, a rat poison, also has been reported to cause insulin dependent diabetes in humans who survived the exposure. There is some structural similarity between the chemical makeup of the three drugs, and all three contain a structure with an affinity for binding with zinc, which could cause problems with insulin production (see main story).Dapsone (used to treat leprosy) and pentamidine isethionate, given to AIDS patients with pneumonia. These drugs are chemically similar to the diuretics frusemide and chlorthiazide, two drugs associated with the onset of diabetes, which are themselves structurally similar to the thiazide diuretics and the sulphonamide groups of drugs (such as a component of Septrin, see p10).

    Some antihypertensives, to control high blood pressure, such as nifidipine, which shares some structure similarity with Vacor.

    The barbiturate phenobarbitone, which is structurally similar to alloxan.

    Other drugs which need to be investigated as potentially diabetogenic include the antibiotics penicillin, cephalosporin and erythromycin; the benzodiazepine tranquillizers and barbiturates; plus oxytocin, ergometrine and paracetamol (an analgesic).

    thats what i found but i kindof don't understand it still.

    please help. and p.s don't be F*cking smartasses please.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Can hospitals refuse to treat a patient?
    Can hospitals refuse to treat a patient?
    Can a government funded and or granted hospital refuse treatment to a patient? I went to my local hospital this morning very sick. when i arrived i was covered in vomit and could not walk unassisted i had an abnormally low blood pressure whitish bluish lips and could not intake any fluids into my body without regurgitating them. When i was called into triage they asked me all the basic questions which happened to include have you taken any illegal substance in the last 30 days? i answered the question truthfully and said yes she asked what and i said marijuana. The triage nurse then asked me when the last time i had used any illegal substances in which i answered to weeks. At first all was well they transferred me to my room and the quality of care was excellent. The doctor came in to review my symptoms to come up with a course of treatment and decided he was going to run several various blood tests, a urine analysis test, an ekg, and a blood culture. (this entire time it is very obvious that im dehydrated and need fluids) the first test was the ekg which came back as far as i no normal since i heard no more about it. second they ran my urine analysis test which i of course knew would be dirty for marijuana. Then the nurse took the five viles of blood for the test. after about an hour the test results from the blood work came back and i had several abnormalities including an extremely high white count, Very low potassium, EBV showed positive (mono) and that there was a fairly large chance i could have an infection in my blood. The nurse then proceeded to take 2 more viles of blood in order to do the blood culture test. (notice how im still dehydrated and they keep taking blood from me without yet starting the fluids!!!) Finally the nurse started the fluids which within five minutes began to improve my condition... about ten minutes later three high up doctors and the nurse came into my room and started discussing admitting me (im a 17 year old male) but realized they couldn't because i was still a minor even though my legal guardian consented. The doctor decided that he was going to call a children's hospital to see if they would be able to admit me... so he left the room with the other three doctors and returned about two minutes later (at this point i have received less than an 1/8th of the fluids prescribed) and said that he had prescribed me an antibiotic and that was about to be released. i said release? i thought i was about to be admitted and what about the blood tests and cultures that came up abnormal the physician stated........... [this might be the best part about the entire thing] .....the blood work and blood culture tests might have came up abnormal due to having a drug with-drawl. (now that one got under my skin a little bit) i said and what would make you believe my body is having a physical with-drawl from a drug when the only drug i sometimes used was marijuana and i don't even have any regular medications. the doctor then said and i QUOTE ' You shouldn't do drugs, druggies like you have with-drawls its just a normal thing and i HIGHLY doubt its something else so were going to go ahead and discharge you, just go home and try to suck it up' ok im not gonna lie when he said that it pissed me off considering i have never recreationally used any drug other than marijuana and marijuana is not a physically addictive substance (your body can not become physically de-pendant over a time of constant use.) the doctor then proceeded to stop the treatment less than a quarter of the way through the fluid treatment for the original diagnosis which was the dehydration and said to give him 15 Minutes to get my discharge stuff ready. said well now hold on your telling me even though im fully insured and my blood work/culture came back abnormal along with the dehydration and vomiting that you are going to discharge me? he said yes. (yep that did it xD) i then told the doctor i wasn't waiting on **** if that's how he felt and that if he would prefer to take the IVs in my arms out himself he better hurry or im going to rip them out my ******* self. he then said sir i you are gonna have to wait on the nurse to remove the IV i said ill be damned if i have to sit and wait to leave until you say i walked in here voluntarily and im GOING to walk out the same ******* way. right after i said that he called for security and the whole nine yards because i wanted to leave? (oh and for those of you maybe thinking what if he is retarded or something i have a 100% fully functional brain and im competent to make my own decisions especially when my parental guardian supported everything i was trying to do.) by this time security arrived and was standing there. i told them all im not in jail im a free person and ill leave if i want to! when i sat up to leave the security guard then restrained me to the bed actually ripping out one of my IVs in the pro

    • ANSWER:
      Cool story, bro.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is this POSSIBLE proof of a faked death?
    Reserpine is an indole alkaloid[3] antipsychotic and antihypertensive drug that has been used for the control of high blood pressure and for the relief of psychotic behaviors, although because of the development of better drugs for these purposes and because of its numerous side-effects, it is rarely used today.[1] The antihypertensive actions of Reserpine are a result of its ability to deplete catecholamines (among the others) from peripheral sympathetic nerve endings. These substances are normally involved in controlling heart rate, force of cardiac contraction and peripheral resistance. .[4] Reserpine depletion of monoamine neurotransmitters in the synapses is often cited as evidence to the theory that depletion of the neurotransmitters causes subsequent depression in humans. Moreover, reserpine has a peripheral action in many parts of the body, resulting in a preponderance of the cholinergic part of the nervous system (GI-Tract, smooth muscles vessels).

    The Reserpine theory: Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON Canada, developed another miracle-free explanation of the resurrection story. While experimenting on rats, he noted that when the animals were physically restrained and injected with reserpine -- or similar drugs -- their body temperature would decrease rapidly and they would be appear to have died. Three days later, they revived on their own. Presumably, a similar reaction would happen in other mammals. Of course, it would be impossible on ethical grounds to conduct a similar experiment on humans. Persinger speculates that Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) may have consumed either reserpine or a similar drug. This might have happened at the Last Supper, or when he was offered a sponge containing a liquid while on the cross. It is generally acknowledged, at least by some mainline and most liberal theologians, that John the Baptist had been a member of the Essene religious group. There is some evidence that the Essenes used psychoactive drugs in their rituals. Perhaps they had found reserpine, a drug which is has a plant origin. Yeshua certainly was restrained on the cross. The soldiers could have believed that he had died, and released the body, only to have Yeshua spontaneously recover a day and a half later in the tomb. 2,3

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    Rauwolfia
    Scientific Name: Rauwolfia serpentina
    Common Name: Rauwolfia
    Other Common Names:
    Plant Type: Perennial
    Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
    Soil Types: Average
    Zones (See US Zone map): 11+ or Greenhouse
    Germination: Hard
    Number of Seeds Per Pack: 15
    Uses: Medicinal
    Notes: Famous tranquilizer plant of India. Powerful hypnotic and sedative properties. Slow to germinate needs bottom heat 75 degree F.
    RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA. Famous tranquilizer plant of India, where for 3000 years it has been used to treat mental illness. Long ignored by the West, until the 1950s, but now its active constituent, reserpine, is prescribed for its powerful hypnotic and sedative properties

    ml863 wrote:

    c.1300 B.C.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heroin/etc/history.html

    COULD JESUS HAVE FAKED HIS DEATH?
    THEY DID NOT BREAK HIS LEGS

    In the capital city of Thebes, Egyptians begin cultivation of opium thebaicum,grown in their famous poppy fields.The opium trade flourishes during the reign of Thutmose IV, Akhenaton and King Tutankhamen. The trade route included the Phoenicians and Minoans who move the profitable item across the Mediterranean Sea into Greece, Carthage, and Europe.
    c. 460 B.C.
    Hippocrates, "the father of medicine", dismisses the magical attributes of opium but acknowledges its usefulness as a narcotic and styptic in treating internal diseases, diseases of women and epidemics.
    330 B.C.
    Alexander the Great introduces opium to the people of Persia and India.
    A.D. 400
    Opium thebaicum, from the Egytpian fields at Thebes, is first introduced to China by Arab traders.

    1527
    During the height of the Reformation, opium is reintroduced into European medical literature by Paracelsus as laudanum. These black pills or "Stones of Immortality" were made of opium thebaicum, citrus juice and quintessence of gold and prescribed as painkillers.

    1753
    Linnaeus, the father of botany, first classifies the poppy, Papaver somniferum-- 'sleep-inducing', in his book Genera Plantarum.
    This stuff was around 3000 years ago
    also in the area.
    They could build pyramids with no machinery why couldn't they fake death?
    Jesus also said to question
    not just follow blindly

    • ANSWER:
      No - he was really brutally attacked.. as such. Gone through the most horrific of actions - designed to kill him.
      However he was revived - resucitated.
      Watch the British documentary "Did Jesus Die?"
      Which covers much the same ground as the Talmud Jmmanuel material, without reference to the TJ.
      www.tjresearch.info/overview.htm

      I have followed up on the TJ material, and it is very interesting indeed. Much better than what you have taken notice of ..

  24. QUESTION:
    Why does the Government allow drugs like Alcohol and tobacco? and not Weed?
    Alcohol and tobacco cause far more deaths than weed ever has and Alcohol makes people violent and has no benefits and tobacco only makes people sick, while weed actually has a lot of good benefits why don't they un-ban weed and ban alcohol and tobacco?

    i mean how many people die from Alcohol and tobacco a year? i bet tons

    And how many people died form smoking weed? None.

    what's wrong with the government... they allow drugs that cause deaths and ban drugs that don't cause deaths....

    and btw weed has alot of uses

    As far as medicinal treatment is concerned, marijuana has an incredibly long history dating back to thousands of years and hence it should not be amazing to know that at some point or the other marijuana has been recommended for curing almost all the prevalent diseases. It is beneficial as an analgesic as it provides relief from pain with minimum or insignificant side affects. In fact, marijuana is especially beneficial for cancer and AIDS patients who are enduring chemotherapy. Significantly enough, marijuana can also diminish neurological over activity as well as muscle contraction and hence it is very useful for people suffering from multiple sclerosis (hardening and thickening of body tissue as a result of unwarranted growth or degeneration of nerve fibers), cerebral palsy and other muscular disorders.

    By lowering the blood pressure, marijuana provides effectual cure for glaucoma. Normally, glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside the eyeball is unusually high and is also hypertensive affecting the eye disc. Marijuana is also an effectual remedy in curing asthma, menstrual pains, pain associated with childbirth and arthritis as well as rheumatism. It may also be effective in treating depressions as the herb has anti-depressant properties. At the same time, marijuana encourages as well as stimulates sleep helping patients suffering from insomnia. Even the seeds of the marijuana plant are medicinally useful and according to the Chinese medicine, they have strong and effective laxative qualities and are used to provide relief to the elderly people from constipation.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the guy who says it alters your DNA... Where are your sources? That is THE most ridiculous thing I've heard in regards to anti-cannabis arguments.

      Cannabis was outlawed because of competition with paper mills, and to further the stereotype of latino and blacks in the 1920's. Legalize it, and you get more control over it. I'd rather my kids get high from legal tape than in an alley with a joint laced with coke or something. Tax it up the wazoo, for all I care. It'll help the economy. I'd just like to buy 1-2 plants and have my own personal grow-batch. I've never really thought much about cannabis. At ALL. But after experiencing, I realized that we are being fed lies. It won't make you lazy. If you think it does, it just means you were one to begin with. It amplifies personality, sure, but not like the terror of alcohol can. Tell me one case of amplified anger through cannabis to the millions of reported cases of alcohol-related violence.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long until all these drugs leave my body, any permanent damage?
    1. Dexamphetamine 30mg
    2. Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg
    3. Prinivil (lisinopril) 20mg
    4. Temaze (Temazepam) 30mg
    5. Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) 30mg
    6. Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) 300mg

    I really can't be bothered explaining why I took all these drugs yesterday ... well I can.

    I’m a male in my early twenties diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADHD disorders. After subsequent failure to treat me with Zoloft earlier this year (didn’t like the diminished libido, erectile dysfunction and genital sensory impairment) my doctor wanted to try this concoction - err, not all six - just Dexamphetamine which I had already been on for five months or so, and the newly added Buspar and Zyban for the anxiety and depression disorders.

    So I started them both at the same time, was on them for nine days in total - yesterday being the last. I began on Zyban 150mg and Buspar 15mg, I worked my way up as directed by 5mg every three days with the Buspar, but the Zyban I only put up to 300mg after seven days instead of the three days I was told. This is because of the immense anxiety it seemed to produce ... but I remained optimistic ... until yesterday.

    I had just polished off my last of the three daily dosing schedules which was 10mg of Dexamphetamine, 10mg of Buspar, and the second 150mg of Zyban. All four hours apart from about 7am, the Zyban is of course not included in the midday dose. About three hours pass and then ...

    Lying on my bed, I notice my heart beating hard, hard enough to notice my body moving back on forth on the bed. It wasn’t a rapid heart rate to begin with, just hard, and I had noticed this the day before too, probably since moving up to 300mg of Zyban. Then I took my blood pressure, about 100/170, not critical, but higher than my usual 83/133 or so. I would say based on the way I was feeling a little bit later, my blood pressure may have reached 120/200 - but I was in no condition to take my blood pressure then.

    I began shaking excessively, became very anxious, very nervous, and naturally very worried about my wellbeing. I walked outside, became lightheaded for a few moments, I recall my arm felt warm for a bit and pressure was mounting on my head. The most concerning symptom was the feeling of my heart thudding very hard up and down in my chest, putting my hand to chest I felt the thuds on the surface and then looking at my hands, they were shaking uncontrollably. I decided I wouldn’t call the ambulance or go to the hospital and figured they wouldn’t do much different than what I can do with the medicines available to me in the house.

    The first thing I did was go to my own cupboard and grabbed my bottle of Xanax (use as needed) for my tremendous anxiety and crunched up a 2mg bar in my mouth before washing it down with water (tastes horrible, unlike Temaze and Prinivil). I waited for what felt like 20 minutes with no change (long enough in my condition) and thought I’d better take care of my blood pressure and crunched up one of my fathers Prinivil tablets from the kitchen cupboard and took that down with water. My hands were still shaking tremendously and had to rip open the packet, I also noticed a popping sensation in my left ear and an acute onset of tinnitus.

    Then I thought I’d better address my risk of seizures and grabbed my bottle of Temaze (use as needed) from my cupboard and swished three tablets in my mouth with water and bit them up a bit before taking them down. I then tried to sit in a chair and calm down - it took perhaps another forty minutes before noticing that I’m getting better, that is my heart didn’t feel like it was going to thud out of my body anymore, then I went to my bed and lied down.

    I took my blood pressure not long thereafter and it was ok, about 90/100. I was ok for the following few hours, the only thing that didn’t go away was rapid heart rate, taking it manually (blood pressure unit is also a manual) by finger for ten seconds, it came in at about 120-130bpm, I imagine it must’ve been about 200bpm at its worst.

    I then had a desire for fatty foods, so went to the store and bought some cheese cake, frozen lasagna and coke. Cooked it up, ate it, and thought that I was better off just going to sleep before my desire to eat kicked in and wasn’t all that confident I would wake up in the morning (given my life’s problems I didn’t think it was ALL that bad).

    Well today, being alive, I obviously took nothing, my blood pressure this morning was good at about 80/130, but I still have tinnitus. I also recently noticed a pain in the right side of my stomach area ... looking at a diagram, I’d say it’s the small intestine or something in that area, got any idea what it is?

    Also have another two questions;

    How long till all this crap leaves my bloodstream completely so I can comfortably go back on my Dexamphetamine? How long until my tinnitus goes away, it’s not permanent is it? It’s not likely any permanent damage has been done, right?

    • ANSWER:
      You are seriously endangering yourself by not having medical guidance during the discontinuation of your medications. Seizures and death are a couple of things that could happen.
      Call you psychiatrist. Don't be a fool.

  26. QUESTION:
    USA health Care system. Hospitals and Pharmaceutical Companies are at present rationing health care. Is it so?
    Rationing by ability to pay.
    Dr. Art Kellermann, associate dean for public policy at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, recently wrote of a woman who came into his emergency room in critical condition because a blood vessel had burst in her brain. She was uninsured and had chosen to buy food for her children instead of spending money on her blood-pressure medicine. In the emergency room, she received excellent high-tech medical care, but by the time she got there, it was too late to save her.

    A New York Times report on the high costs of some drugs illustrates the problem. Chuck Stauffer, an Oregon farmer, found that his prescription-drug insurance left him to pay ,500 for his first 42 days of Temodar, a drug used to treat brain tumors, and ,700 a month after that. For Medicare patients drug costs can be even higher, because Medicare can require a copayment of 25 percent of the cost of the drug. For Gleevec, a drug that is effective against some forms of leukemia and some gastrointestinal tumors, that one-quarter of the cost can run to ,000 a year.

    In Britain, everyone has health insurance. In the U.S., some 45 million do not, and nor are they entitled to any health care at all, unless they can get themselves to an emergency room. Hospitals are prohibited from turning away anyone who will be endangered by being refused treatment. But even in emergency rooms, people without health insurance may receive less health care than those with insurance. Joseph Doyle, a professor of economics at the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., studied the records of people in Wisconsin who were injured in severe automobile accidents and had no choice but to go to the hospital. He estimated that those who had no health insurance received 20 percent less care and had a death rate 37 percent higher than those with health insurance. This difference held up even when those without health insurance were compared with those without automobile insurance, and with those on Medicaid — groups with whom they share some characteristics that might affect treatment. The lack of insurance seems to be what caused the greater number of deaths.

    When the media feature someone like Bruce Hardy or Jack Rosser, we readily relate to individuals who are harmed by a government agency’s decision to limit the cost of health care. But we tend not to hear about — and thus don’t identify with — the particular individuals who die in emergency rooms because they have no health insurance. This “identifiable victim” effect, well documented by psychologists, creates a dangerous bias in our thinking. Doyle’s figures suggest that if those Wisconsin accident victims without health insurance had received equivalent care to those with it, the additional health care would have cost about 0,000 for each life saved. Those who died were on average around 30 years old and could have been expected to live for at least another 40 years; this means that had they survived their accidents, the cost per extra year of life would have been no more than ,500 — a small fraction of the ,000 that NICE recommends the British National Health Service should be ready to pay to give a patient an extra year of life. If the U.S. system spent less on expensive treatments for those who, with or without the drugs, have at most a few months to live, it would be better able to save the lives of more people who, if they get the treatment they need, might live for several decades.
    Seldon Surak II, It seems that you have thought a lot about the subject.
    For those who do not consider economic rationing "rationing", use the phrase "limiting the delivery of wanted services".
    That limitation is caused by price and the ability or inability to pay for wanted services.

    • ANSWER:
      you BET it is!

      THAT IS WHY THEY ARE LYING ABOUT REFORM!

      HERE IS THE TRUTH:
      THERE WILL BE NO NATIONALIZATION OF HEALTH CARE

      THE ONLY THING THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO DO IS ADD AN OPTION FOR NON-PROFIT INSURANCE FOR THE POOR & UNEMPLOYED.

      [I go to the Dallas VA Medical Center and the government doesn’t even run THAT!]

      HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR IT?
      >DRUG DISCOUNTS
      >CONCENTRATING ON PREVENTATIVE CARE
      [Currently, the poor only have the E.R. at county hospitals and that’s THE MOST EXPENSIVE CARE THERE IS!]
      >ELIMINATING WASTE &
      >LOCKING UP PEOPLE WHO COMMIT FRAUD!

      WANNA KNOW WHO DOESN'T WANT CHANGE?
      THE INSURANCE COMPANIES
      THEY EAT 40% OF EVERY HEALTH CARE DOLLAR.

      FOR WHAT WE PAY NOW, WE COULD INSURE EVERY MAN, WOMAN & CHILD IN AMERICA WITH NO DEDUCTIBLE, NO COPAY COVERAGE.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a depression and don't know how to treat it?
    I have notised over the years that Im a very sad person and shy in a way that i wasnt before, it started when I graduated from university and started working, I started disliking the job and my interest about the job and work is very low, I have always been always hiding the facts away from any person, I just keep them to myself, like if I have a problem in anything, I will keep it to myself, I lost most of my friend because they are thinking that I am a weird person, so I spend hours on the internet watching porn, I am affraid that there is an emptiness inside me, I dont have any friends not even a girlfriend, although Im 23 Y.O. but I dont feel that Im worthy, I thought sometimes about suiside but not that much, but most of the times I would be described as a shy and a loner person with no personality, I always wake up at night having many scarey thoughts, I cry alot at work or at home thinking about what happened to me,and I feel that I have increased high blood pressure, so many things I dont have time to describe,

    My question is how can I start curing myself from this depression, I dont want to use medicine, I want any other options other than Anti-depression drugs

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What can make you suddenly very sensitive to medicine and/or alcohol?
    I am a 30 year old pretty healthy male. I am being treated for high blood pressure, but it's not severe, it's borderline, and with the medicine I'm on, it's completely normal. The only other health issue I have is acid reflux.

    When I was in my early 20's, I was a landscaper. Injuries were fairly common at least twice a year or so. They would be painful enough that I would have to take Vicodin for them. Back then, I hated taking Vicodin, because of the fact that I would have to take 2 of the 500mg ones to feel any relief from the pain.

    Fast forward to about a year ago. I injured my knee and dislocated my patella. They prescribed me Vicodin, but when I would take it, it seemed super potent. It was the same dose, from the same manufacturer. In the few times I have taken it in the past year, taking just 1/2 a pill kicks my ass and makes me feel like I took a lot of them. I find it very odd, since I used to have to take 2 to get relief, and now 1/2 a tablet of the same strength makes me loopy.

    I haven't talked to my doctor about this yet, but does anybody know of any health issue that could cause this? It isn't related to my blood pressure treatment, because it started to happen 6 months before I started my blood pressure medicine, and they do not interact anyway.

    I just want to know what could cause this sudden sensitivity, and if it's something I should be worried about? Around the same time this started, I also completely quit drinking, because I had also developed a super sensitivity to alcohol, to the point where one drink would make me drunk. I have never mixed the two, never abused either one, I was never a drug addict or alcoholic, so anything possible from those is not an issue. I just want to know what could have caused this.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver metabolizes (gets rid of) these poisons. If you have damaged your liver (which taking various pain killers can do) it makes you much more sensitive, for they are not eliminated normally.

  29. QUESTION:
    Obesity Causes? Social Stigma?
    Obesity: Social Prejudices and the Medical Community’s Disregard

    It’s a meaner world out there folks. Everywhere you turn there are people who choose to be hateful in deed and word for just about any reason you can think of. There is the obvious and not so subtle racism, class prejudice, ageism, and political polarization, just to name a few.

    That’s not to say that there are not exceptions to every rule but so many people have adopted political correctness to such a degree that humans have found much more subtle ways of showing their hatreds.

    Some of these behaviors have gone underground only to emerge in our institutions, businesses and social strata. Sure it’s always been there but now it appears that its effects are more noticeable and very, effectively dehumanizing to those on the receiving end of the many prejudices and bigotry being voiced concerning those of us who are not a size 5.

    Obese, heavy, overweight people are REALLY catching hell. People assume that when they see an overweight or obese person that they must be lazy, unproductive; lacking the will to take better care of them selves. I am sure that a small percentage of people in the USA fit that bill, however, you may be surprised that most of them do not.

    There are many reasons for obesity. The bottom line though is that people who are obese or become obese have bodies that literally no longer work the way they are supposed to.

    Here are a few medical and non-medical reasons people become obese:

    Processed Foods: White-flour-based anything, sugar, coffee, booze and high sodium content (all of which usually make up processed food) is the enemy of the human body. It doesn’t know what to do with it but glean what little nutrients it can, store the majority and dump the rest.

    Hypothyroidism: Since the thyroid controls the basic workings of the human metabolism, if it is too low, then it cannot convert many food calories into a usable source and that inability will cause weight gain despite healthy eating practices. When the thyroid goes wacko on the low end you WILL get fat. If it goes wacko on the high end, you can lose weight exponentially and have as many medical problems as an obese person.

    Cushing’s Disease/Syndrome (Cushing’s disease has always been considered a dog or horse problem, hmmm go figure): This disease is “reportedly” prevalent in only 10% of each million people if you want to believe what the CDC, FDA and AMA bother to report. Cushing’s occurs because the body producing too much Cortisol. Cortisol controls regulation of blood pressure and the immune system, and keeps insulin levels in the body stable. In Cushing’s Disease, it is assumed that only a tumor on the pituitary gland is responsible for the production of excess Cortisol. However, a few other doctors disagree and have found that Cushing’s Syndrome can also be caused by food dependency and steroid- based products such as Prednisone; especially if they have been taken for long periods of time.

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: is a hormonal disorder in women. Most women would not know to ask their doctors to have them tested for this disease because the medical community considers it rare. I dare say it may be the norm today with the amount of hormones coming through our food products for many years.

    Oral Contraceptives: Progestins and other steroid based drugs for cancer often throw the thyroid out of balance and injure the Hypothalamus, which usually results in weight gain.

    Anti-Psychotic and Anti-Depressants: Taken even a short time, depending on the health of the thyroid or hypothalamus, will cause either weight gain or weight loss. The majority is weight gain especially in those taking these drugs for many years. I am doing research now as to how many people taking these drugs have had their thyroid effected, treated ,or removed.

    Insulin and Insulin-Stimulating Drugs: These drugs are used to treat diabetes almost always leads to weight gain. Talking about a conflict of interest when it comes to a person already overweight from diabetes and deeply disturbing for those with type 2 diabetes

    [ Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; ]

    Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the diet industry, and exercise businesses have a vested interest in keeping as many people obese as possible. Money.
    I mean do you know how much a lap-band and stomach stapling costs? In some instances Medicare will pay for these surgeries before they pay for the many tests available to diagnose any one of the above stated problems.

    Instead, millions are spent on denigrating people who find themselves obese and have no clue why. Billions are spent on gyms, get-thin drugs, exercise tapes and books, special foods, diet clubs, plastic surgeons and equipment, by people desperate to reclaim active, healthier lives and avoid the worse part…social stigma.
    People are openly mea

    • ANSWER:
      what's the question?

  30. QUESTION:
    Omacor: Is it available in Canada?
    Omacor® is a new medication that consists of a high concentration of highly purified omega-3 fatty acid ethyl esters. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2004, this new drug is used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and is meant to serve as an adjunctive therapy in addition to healthy eating habits, and the control of heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which triglyceride levels exceed 500 mg/dL and could be a precursor to serious heart disease if not properly addressed. This medication, which is manufactured by Pronova Biocare and Reliant Pharmaceuticals, was released on the US market in the fall of 2005.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is available in Canada, this small article will help you out:

      Once-Daily Mesalamine Suppository (Canasa 1 g) for Ulcerative Proctitis

      On Nov. 9, the FDA approved a 1-g dose for mesalamine suppositories (Canasa, made by Axcan Pharma, Inc.) for the once-daily treatment of ulcerative proctitis.

      According to a company news release, the once-daily formulation is expected to increase convenience of use and compliance in patients using this rectal therapy.

      The product is approved for use in Canada, where it is marketed as Salofalk.

      Reviewed by Gary D. Vogin, MD

  31. QUESTION:
    Biology multiple choice?
    Why are algae considered the most important groups of organisms on our planet.
    a. They are rich in vitamin c
    b. they produce chemcials that are used to treat health problems
    c. They produce much of earths oxygen through photosynthesis,
    d. they produce chemicals that are used to make plastics, waxes and paints.

    some products derived from algae include.
    a)drugs for stomach ulers and high blood pressure.
    b)thickeners for food.
    c)chemicals in plastics, waxes, pains and lubricants,
    d)all the above.

    what structure of an acellular slime mold is analgous to the colony of cellular slime molds.

    a)sporangium,
    B0 Germminating spoke,
    C. zygote,
    d. none of the abovw

    • ANSWER:
      1. C- cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are responsible for the oxygen-rich habitat we live in today. More than 2 billion years ago, the atmosphere had little or no oxygen. Cyanos were the first organisms to create organic carbon from CO2 and sunlight, and released oxygen as a byproduct of this photosynthesis. They also have the ability to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and fix it into an organic form. It's because of them that we're around today :)

      2. B-carageenan and agar are common thickening compounds.

      3. A-sporangium. These structures, also called "fruiting bodies" are still part of the plasmodium organism (they are genetic clones), but they produce spores which can grow into new individuals, just like in slime molds with cells. However, cellular slime molds release spores that interconnect with other spores, and the life cycle is a bit different

  32. QUESTION:
    could someone help me please with health?
    This type of medicine relieves pain, and an example is acetaminophen.

    antihistamine
    analgesic
    vaccine

    hormone

    Question 2
    This type of medicine increases alertness and is often used for people who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    hormone
    antibiotic
    stimulant
    antacid

    Question 3
    A steroid anti-inflammatory medicine such as ____________can reduce inflammation and itching of the skin.

    amoxicillin
    insulin
    acetaminophen
    cortisone cream

    Question 4
    _________________are available over-the-counter.

    Analgesics and antibiotics
    Hormones and stimulants
    Antacids and antihistamines
    Vaccines and sedatives

    Question 5
    Antacids

    work against stomach acids which can cause heartburn.
    kill bacteria.
    are used to treat heart problems.
    prevent infections.

    Question 6 Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order in which drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

    test on animals; test on human volunteers; test on cell cultures; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on animals; test on cell cultures; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; clinical trials; test on human volunteers

    Question 7
    When a doctor prescribes a prescription medicine for you, which of the following information is NOT included on the label?

    the dose (how much of the medicine you should take)
    when you should take the medicine and how often
    the length of time you should take the medicine
    cell cultures and animal trials that were done on this drug

    Question 8
    Which of the following statement(s) best describes the way drugs can change how neurons communicate with each other in the brain?

    Drugs can act like neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can block neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can change the amount of neurotransmitters in a synapse.
    All of the above.

    Question 9
    Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order of the path to addiction?

    tolerance, drug use, dependence, addiction
    drug use, tolerance, dependence, addiction
    drug use, dependence, tolerance, addiction
    drug use, addiction, dependence, tolerance

    Question 10
    Alcohol is considered a drug because it

    is made from naturally occurring substances such as sugar.
    causes dehydration.
    causes a change in a person’s physical and emotional state.
    all of the above.

    Question 11
    Which statement is true about alcohol?

    Alcohol has no harmful short-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has no long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has many short-term and long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol is not a drug.

    Question 12
    Which of the following is NOT a long-term effect of alcohol use?

    brain damage
    cirrhosis, liver cancer, hepatitis
    irregular heart beat, high blood pressure and anemia
    increased risk of emphysema

    Question 13
    A person who cannot drink alcohol in moderation is called a(n)

    enterpriser.
    problem drinker.
    entrepreneur.
    entertainer.

    Question 14
    When a drinker’s body needs alcohol to function normally, this person is in the third stage of alcoholism which is called

    tolerance.
    problem drinking.
    dependence.
    alcoholism.

    Question 15
    Joey feels he needs to drink more each day to experience the same effect. He is in the second stage of alcoholism which is called tolerance.

    True
    False

    Question 16
    When a drinker has lost control of his or her drinking behavior he or she is in the second stage of alcoholism.

    True
    False

    Question 17
    If teens are caught violating zero tolerance laws, they can be arrested.

    True
    False

    Question 18
    Good refusal skills can help you resist the pressure to use alcohol.

    True
    False

    Question 19
    Tobacco products include cigarettes, pipes, snuff, chewing tobacco, and cigars.

    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, kiddo. You'll have to do your own homework. I was going to give you some answers until i saw that you couldn't answer #19. C'mon - don't be such a slacker.

  33. QUESTION:
    Should i take Seroquel 50 to help me fall asleep?
    I told a friend of mine that i haven't been able to sleep good for the past week or so. He offered to give me a Seroquel. I never heard of it before but he said it will help me fall asleep. I looked it up online and it is used to treat insomnia but it was created to help bi-polar people.

    I haven't been to the Doctor in 10 years due to not having any insurance. But the last time i went they said i had High Blood Pressure. I have 3 questions i hope someone can answer.

    Does Seroquel effect blood pressure?
    Is taking this drug safe if you are only taking it for insomnia?
    What exactly does this drug do to your body and how does it work?
    Should i take this?

    • ANSWER:
      Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication. It was originally only given to people with psychotic disorders--specifically schizophrenia. It is a SERIOUS medication that has recently started to be prescribed like it's nothing. It is used for bipolar & some forms of depression now, but with lawsuits pending we'll see what happens.
      I personally take Seroquel 25mg broken into 1/4 of a pill (which is a TINY amount), and I only use it when I absolutely need it. For the record, I have Bipolar, so my insomnia is more extreme than most people's. In general, I use Ambien CR & it works very well. Other medications you could consider are Trazadone, Lunesta, Sonata. Some over the counter meds are Benadryl and Unisom.
      If you don't have a mental illness, I would avoid the antipsychotics like the plague. They can cause MAJOR weight gain, uncontrollable movements with your hands & tongue (permanent), diabetes & a million other major problems. So why would you take them when there are so many options out there??
      Good luck!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Is this a good essay?
    Dear Senator Barbara Boxer,

    I am a student at Standley Middle School concerned with health, diseases caused by various meats, and animal cruelty. Animals are being slaughtered at 7 billion per year, and a 1.6 billion percentage is used for human consumption. The animals we eat today are abused and kept in factory farms or slaughterhouses, and bred in small places where they must live a horrifying life without their parents. By eating meat, we participate and encourage these horrible acts. It is finally time to take a stand and protect the environment and our animals by saying no.

    Although it is said that meat is especially healthy and valuable, as you can see it is not entirely necessary for your body. Meat carries many nutrients, as well as diseases and problems such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, and general cancer. Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are all you really need to maintain a healthy organism. Vegetables and fruits are the main sources of nutrients and contain many vitamins and minerals which protect against the harmful diseases that meat provides and does not encourage animal cruelty. It may seem easy to be omnivorous and consume meat, while still protecting against it’s diseases. However, lack of complete vegetable intake is now believed to cause tumor diseases, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative diseases. By not eating meat, you’ll be eating fewer chemicals that are stuffed into the many meats we know today. Fortunately, vegetables contain vitamin A and C, which decreases your chances of cancer or any of the above listed diseases by 46%.

    Our body needs a lot of calcium, protein, fibers, carbohydrates and fats. Generally, fats are obtained from eating meats. However, meat only contains saturated fats, which come from animal sources, while plants and minerals contain healthy unsaturated fats which can easily substitute for fatty foods in order to maintain a healthy organism. Although a fiber-based diet lowers bad cholesterol, it also helps with digestion and comes from fresh fruits and whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

    If someone were to treat dogs and cats as other animals are treated in factory farms, they would be convicted for crime and put in jail, but what makes those other animals any less important? Today, the majority of these animals are kept in such cramped places that they can barely move, they are denied any veterinary care, abused and tortured while still conscious, and finally slaughtered. Today, farm animals do not have any legal rights the way household pets do. They are fed drugs to fatten or “spoil” them, which genetically alters them to grow at a much faster pace. Many of these animals are not slaughtered at all, but die within their own weight instead- gained from these various harmful, aging drugs. Centers for disease control state that “70-90% of chickens are infected before they are shipped to markets for sell.” Vegetarianism a healthier lifestyle that does not encourage the cruelty of these defenseless creatures.

    Although each animal suffers a great deal of pain, they each do this differently. Cows, for example, are drugged to give a larger amount of milk than naturally given, often never see their babies again, and are hung and left to die when they are too old to produce rich milk. I believe that many vegetarians believe the fair treatment of all living creatures should be legalized to prevent this cruelty. Take a stand against this treatment and say no. Thank you for your help in this matter. Remember, every life counts.

    Sincerely,
    _________________________
    Thanks! I guess I'm kind of arguing that because of how the animals are treated, they're not healthy for us.

    • ANSWER:
      Good subject. This is a fine essay for your age!

      A couple of points. Your first sentences might start too strong and alienate some in your audience immediately. Maybe words like "slaughter" and "disease" could be softened in the opening paragraph.

      Although it would require quite a bit or rewrite, you might consider also offering grass fed beef and shopping locally as an alternate to going totally vegetarian. If you arguing the treatment of animals is cruel, would it still be cruel to eat animals if they had enjoyable lives while they lived? Realistically, the audience might need a path to becoming vegetarian. The path might include LESS meat, and more ethical treatment of animals.

      Perhaps instead of of making people feel like criminals who treat animals cruelty, or support that by buying meat, you could take a different tact by reminding them that animals feel pain and fear just like our pets and ourselves.

      I might recommend dropping the last two sentences. You want the reader to reach this conclusion by your essay contents... I like the end at "say no".

      Good work and good luck!

      P.S. Sorry, I just noticed you addressed this specifically to a senator. This might change a few of my comments slightly... sorry. For example, I thought you were trying to address change to a wide audience, not affecting a politician to make change.

  35. QUESTION:
    I feel like I have a second chance at life or am I just being selfish?
    It's a long story but I'll try to keep it brief. In my early 20s I met a guy & we dated. After a few months I ended up moving in with him & his Mom. During this time he was good to me but only when he wanted to be. I felt like his mom was coming between us, so I packed up & got my own place & gave him the choice to come too or break it off. He came. A year later I found out I was pregnant & we got married for the baby's sake. I think he was looking forward to being a Dad & thought maybe when the baby came things might change. I asked him to quit drugs. He said he would & I was happy. We did ok financially for a while but after 2 or 3 years things started going bad again. He started drugs again behind my back & would stay out all night. He started hiding money & saying we were broke & I would borrow to buy diapers etc. He would often just stop talking to me for no reason. I always blamed myself for something I did to trigger it. He was verbally abusive & would throw things or shove me. Even when he's not drunk, his favorite name for me is idiot or *ss*ole. The few friends I had stopped coming around because he would give them dirty looks while they visited & treat them bad. I turned to reading & would read chapter or so a night & when I'd finish a book I'd go out & buy another on payday. He grew tired of that & stopped giving me money for them because he said I didn't spend enough time with him. Same thing happened with a few other hobbies I tried. When I met him I had my own car. It stopped running one day so I asked him if he could look at it for me & I'd get my Mom to take me to work. When I returned it was dismantled in the back yard. He cut it apart with a torch. When I asked why, he said I didn't need that piece of *hit. So I had to bum rides to get to work. We weren't even married then. Soon he stopped bringing his pay stubs home & says its none of my business. The only time I see any figures is when we get our taxes filed. The year before last his tax forms said he made a little under ,000. But he would tell me the amounts of his bi-weekly deposits ranged from 0 to 00. Last year he made almost ,000 but the deposits are the same somehow. I used to confront him but he just says if I don't like it to leave. He did claim to stop drugs when our son got a little older and I felt maybe he finally straightened himself out. He was always and still is very good to his son. In fact its a problem because he absolutely refuses to correct him & He's taught him to disrespect me on almost every level & laughs about it. While they grew closer hubby quit going places with me & stopped taking me to family functions. He rarely talked to me unless he wanted sex or his clothes washed or to *itch at me. I grew depressed. I'd cry and beg him to tell me why he hated me so much so I could change or let me go. He refused to do either. For six years he treat me this way & would tell me it isn't about me anymore, he had a son to raise. My son and I were very close when he was younger. Not a day would go by that he didn't tell me he loved me & we spent every minute together. He was my world. My only true happiness & release from all the stress. Once our son was older hubby began to buy him expensive gifts to win him over & slowly turned him away from me. I grew depressed & gained weight & little by little stopped leaving the house. My self esteem level was non-existant. During my depression years he was busy doing his thing. He took up camping & went on outings with his son, brothers & friends while I stayed home alone. He started several hobbies & bought two boats, a quad for both him & my son, & paintball stuff for both of them & other things. They've been having a blast. Then, 2 years ago I suffered a severe anxiety attack & was hospitalized. Sounds bad but I think it saved my life. I found out that I had high blood pressure & thyroid condition & began to take meds. After about 6 months I started feeling better physically & started taking an anti-depressant too. Six months after that I felt like my old self again, but in a fat body. So I started walking daily & eating less & the weight came off. I lost almost 60 LBs in the last year & a half & I feel better then I have in a LONG time. He was having so much fun that he didn't notice I was coming out of my shell again and losing weight. I started going out to the store again. I started seeing friends and talking to them again. Things are changing for me and it feels so good! I gave up on begging him to do things with me and just started going myself. During vacation last June, he noticed I spent more time with my family than I did chasing him around & all hell has broken loose since. He noticed that people were paying more attention to me. On the way home he told me he wasn't happy with me & that he was divorcing me if I didn't pay more attention to him?! I told him to go for it if that's how he felt so he kicked it up a notch & threatened to take my son away from
    I told him to get ready for the fight of his life. He backed down, but has been awful since. He insists on going everywhere I go. He stays up past his 9:00 bedtime till I go to bed like he's babysitting me. He checks my phone messages & has cut off all funds except for my grocery money. He says he isn't doing any of it on purpose but I see what he's doing. He tries to be nice to me & says he loves me. Then the next day he threatens divorce again. I guess because I never went anywhere cuz I felt ugly? He doesn't want me in the same room if my son's friends or my nephews are over. These kids are like my own kids to me. They're all I had for so long. For God's sake they are 13 & 14 yr olds. Does he think I'm gonna run off with one of them? Can someone be THAT jealous that they want to strip everything from you? I don't think I can live like this any more. Do I take the gift of a second chance at life and go or do I give him ANOTHER chance and stay?
    Thanks to everyone who responded. I think all advice given will help me put things into perspective now. One thing that has really opened my eyes even more was the urgency in what each of u wrote (except for Lucy). I took another look at what I wrote and in seeing this summary of the last 16 yrs of my life I can see why. Granted, I'm no angel. I said and did things out of desparation over the years that I'm not proud of. I grew up in a home where we got to the bottom of things immediately no matter how painful. Nothing was put off or swept under the rug. Imagine going from that to no communication at all aside from my pleading and his default answer to this day of "shut the *uck up and leave me alone!" followed by a slamming door, turned out light or him simply not uttering another word and staring right through me no matter how upset I got or loud I screamed for answers. I've never seen anything like it and 16 yrs later am still asking the same questions. u_s_s_en is right. If things
    have not been worked out by now, they're never going to be. Believe it or not, I wish they could be. I do love him but not like I used 2. He's my son's Father and always will be. I think it would be easier to just give up the fight and be what he wants me to be..."mouth sewn shut" and passive & just stay the hell out of his way person who cooks for him and does his laundry. Because it doesn't matter. I think he's got a plan. I think that's where the money's going. He doesn't want a messy divorce and child support & knows he only has 3 years till our son turns 18. He's been successful at keeping me in the loop with the mind games this long, what's 3 more years. But I promised myself I would not go past my 40th b-day with him if things didnt change & Im standing firm. I turn 40 in April. I've broken these promises 2 myself a few times in the past cuz I was afraid. See where that got me? Tho, I did get a car and put it in MY name as every time I attempted to leave in the past he would
    threaten 2 report the car stolen & have me thrown in jail. It's a start & enough that I know he knows I'm more serious now than I've ever been, which is why things R coming 2 a head. Its come down 2 fights daily. 2nite I attempted 2 try 2 explain 2 him that taking everything from me including those I love is not going 2 keep me here. He said he didn't want 2 talk again. Little does he know, that was my last attempt. He knows how I feel. I've said it enough while he pretended 2 not be listening. & if he really was tuning me out all this time, well thats even more reason 2 stop trying as he obviously doesnt care. He told me 2nite that he didn't want 2 talk because I'm probably gonna leave him anyway. (The pity card...yes Lucy, he plays victim, not me. He's the helpless one when he needs 2 make me feel bad. he can be whatever it takes 4 the moment 2 keep me hanging on. I know them all & recognize them. I don't fall 4 it anymore) I left the room calmly & shut the door. The table's turning!
    & 2 U Lucy, I could care less what U believe. As ouragon stated, you've obviously never been in an abusive relationship. Good for U! But I don't think it's because you're smarter than everyone else. U see, there is always an abuser type and a "victim" type, as U call it. & if you're not the victim type, well then we all know what U R. You're the type of woman that keeps the abusive *ssholes going. You're the Mother of the abusive son who defends his actions no matter what. The females always wrong. U give them a place to fall when their overly dramatic wife finally wises the hell up & throws their asses out. You baby them & send them back out 2 do it again 2 another woman. You're the wife that sits back & makes excuses for her abusive hubby's actions so all the other gals at the auxilliary club will think you've got everything 2gether & won't whisper behind your back. U R the reason there R men like this. Had U noticed I said my hubby still lived with his Mom when I met him? He was 24
    4 Christ's sake. Should have been a RED flag. She babied him. She said things about his Brother's wive's that sounded very similar 2 your post 2 me. She called them bitches, gold diggers, wh*res. She had 7 sons & not 1 of them was capable of being wrong. Out of the 7 only 2 have not gone through this. 1, because he isn't married & the other because he actually turned out normal. & I bet u would say she had nothing 2 do with what kind of men they turned out 2 be. I've actually witnessed her getting in the middle of her son's squabbles...throwing the wife out & sitting him down 2 make em a hot meal & offering 2 make a bed up 4 him since he couldn't go home. My Mom would have told him U made your bed U lie in it. Sorry. I feel stupid 4 believing I could change my guy & 16 yrs later in the same place as I was back then. But Im killing the potential cycle of my son becoming his father some day. I'm done now. U can go ahead & stick ur head back up your *ss where people only read at the
    library & no one ever bums a ride from their parents because they have no alternative. In your *ss ppl would never use the word "drugs" in place of actually typing out the words "coke" (freebased and snorted), "weed", "crack", "speed", "prescription drugs" and "whatever the hell alse he could get his hands on" as I've done. For in your *ss there's no concept of trying to save space in a 1000 word limit post! In your *ss men who make money can never become drug addicts! You better tell half of Hollywood that because I don't think they're in tune with your *ss either...like me. Hell, I wanna be up your *ss if a functional drug user is the WORST it gets. What a world that must be! And recreational users are quite acceptable there. Which one R U? I take it there R no children there since U obviously know nothing about them. But hey at least U get "All My Children" on your *ss TV & obviously get 2 watch it all day. How else would U know that all of us outside yer *ass were just like them?
    & furthermore if there are "many women who fell pregnant in their early 20's whose boyfriend did not "do the right thing"" up there in yer *ss who would rather marry them & take the abuse 4 the rest of their lives & have their child live with the fighting his entire childhood AND be GRATEFUL 4 it!!! Dam* crazy world your *ss must be! Personally I think you're high on your own *ss fumes, but what do I know about anyone being high? Ta-Ta, Dear Lucy...good luck in your perfect *ss world!

    • ANSWER:
      The person who picks holes in your stories has doubtless never lived in an abusive relationship. You have, and I have too. RUN away from this man and take your son with you.If you need help call 800.799.SAFE (Nat'l Domestic Violence Hotline). They can help you put together a plan to leave safely. Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why was i even born? I'm a disgrace?
    Not trolling.
    I don't know where to begin really. My parents favor my younger sister. They treat her better than me. They always me 'why can't you be like your sister?' Then when my sister does something wrong, my dad goes 'you're becoming like (my name)' One time my mom was yelling at me and she said that she doesn't like me and that i give her high blood pressure. I get A's and B's and i'm in honors classes (I don't feel smart enough, everyone else gets straight A's, then there's me), i'm quiet at home, i don't do drugs, i'm not out there being a promiscuous girl like some of the people at school. Then i'm really really ugly. I have acne scarring and bad skin. My mom doesn't let me wear makeup besides Mascara. Well mascara isn't going to look good if you have Acne all over your face. I'm not talented like the other kids at school. They're all good at something and i'm not. I used to be able to sing, i can't sing anymore. I suck at the track team & any other sport that involves physical contact with a ball. Not being able to do any sports will ruin my chances of getting into a great college with a scholarship which equals a disappointment to my parents and the family. My little sister is more athletic and everybody likes her and calls her cute.

    Why was i even born? Everyone treats me like i don't have feelings. I feel like i have no use in this world...
    Well my dad called me fat three times...I'm 5'6 and i'm 119 pounds....
    So i don't eat as much as i used to...I skip breakfast and lunch sometimes.
    I'm not looking for people to feel bad for me. Maybe if you were a little more considerate and you put yourself in my shoes, you'd see how i feel. I just came on here so that someone could help me. You don't know how much i think about suicide, but i haven't acted on it yet. I once told my mom that i was sad and she yelled at me for being too depressed. Worthlessness feels terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      Your parents are missing out. My Dad acted the same way, only towards all of us (two brothers, three sisters). It wasn't until he saw his first grandchild that he realized he had been a fool with his own kids. You are not the problem, your parents are. There isn't anything you can do to fix them, sorry. I know how bad they make you feel. All I can say try not to believe the hurtful and stupid things they say and make friends with people who accept you as you are! If you have any supportive relatives communicate with them regularly. (I had a wonderful Grandma!) Your parents do not know the future, no one does. Your future will be determined by you, not them. Try not to hate your sister. She is being abused as much as you are, though it may not seem that way now. Being the "good" one is just as terrible as being the "black sheep" (I was the "good" one). Your parents are using both of you to fulfill their dreams. Good for you that you're not doing anything stupid, like drugs or sex. Some teenagers act out in ways that could set them on a very bad path for years! You are not responsible for your parents in any way! Everyone is good at something! You write very well, for instance! As far as beauty goes, it's one thing you can do a lot about. Some girls have "natural" beauty and look great right out of bed. Most of us need a little help. You may have to wait until your parents are more accepting of more make-up but for now you can learn how to use it and practice at home until you look "natural" and pretty. I don't know a lot about it but you could try going to a nearby salon and see if they have free demonstrations or inexpensive ones. Maybe there are some approachable girls at school you could ask for advice? (I learned from my older sister and cousin, who owns a salon). I was your height and 130 and had all the male attention I could handle at 16, so I don't know what your Dad's thinking!

      I'm sorry your parents are being so selfish and short-sighted. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    back sores (not muscle or bone) and it could be nerve problems. what kind of drug or vitamine could help?
    I have high blood pressure and my back sores all the time. (not muscle sore). I think it could be caused by the nerves. Is there anything I can use to treat this problem? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to have this checked out by a doctor.

      If you are having lower back pain and have high blood pressure, there is a chance that you could have a kidney problem.

      Talk to your doctor.

      Good luck
      A.D.

  38. QUESTION:
    Lately ive been getting really bad tremors and getting worse? Please read?
    So for a few months now ive been getting tremors it started out mild nothting really to worry about. I do have high blood pressure i just got on a new blood pressure pill and now my pressure is great i was really stressed out and plus pain to dose cause blood pressure but it was both stress and pain i get really bad migrains and sinuse pain i had 3 surgies on my inside of my nose and i still get sinus pain and bad migrains so i get stressed out about it cause the migrains i get our savere and i have to take darvocet and motrin to stop the headaches or if it's worse i'll take a norco 10/325 with a motrin both work but i don't want to be on pain meds all my life so i got put on a new blood pressure pill for my pressure / migrains & the tremors i have been getting for the last past 3 months now they seem to be getting worse my blood pressure sometime the top number would be really high like around the 160s bottom number would be around the 80s a few weeks ago it was really bad around 175 over 82 if iam correct with the bottom number but iam really sure about the top number 175 so that day at the doctors thats when i was put on a new blood pressure pill and i menthiond to my doctor i would get tremors sometimes just about everyday sometimes bad wons today i was really twitching my blood pressure was great but the tremors and migrains now i have the migraisn and blood pressure under control but iam getting worried about these tremors/twitching i get it in my hands and even in my body and legs our really wobbley going down the steps. Not this reminds me of michael j fox with his parkinson's cause i move like him and can sit still somtimes. So today my mom had to give me two 10mg valium to help me out ause i know there a sedative and is for tremors and know valium helps treat seizures i know all about the drug i used to take it for panic attacks so please dont get mad at me for taking two of my moms valium she gave them to me to help cause i used to take them before now if i never took them before then i would of touched them. Iam sorry about the writing and alittle bit of miss spelled words i was writing this in a hurry cause iam kinda scared and i wanted to know if it's somthing to be worried and concerned about cause i am worried right. If this keeps up in another 2 weeks iam going back to my doctor and getting some tests done I was with my family outside on the 4th of july lighting fireworks and had a great time i got the best fireworks at a warehouse where they were selling fireworks very cheap i bought these festival balls aka reload shells six balls one tube and my hands were shacking so bad i could hard light fireworks but i diden't let that get in my way cause i love two spend time with my family and light fireworks. Now iam 20 years old 170lbs 5'11 i take care of myself i lift weights and go for a hour to 2 hour walks and listen to music to keep in sahp cause i used to weigh 205lbs very bad i used to drink so much pop and eat junk now i eat right. Now my dad had high blood pressure when he was 19 years old and the doctor said it's probably hereditary thats why i have it but dose high blood pressure cause savere tremors but i have my blood pressure under control it's great just really twitching scary now iam going to talk to my doctor if i still have this problem now i just started taking this new medication and probably takes a few weeks to a month to fully work in my system it's the 5th day now that ive been on it now. If i get worse in the next few days iam going to ask my doctor to put me on valium just till we get this under control. But could anyone help Like i said forgive my writing just scared and worried

    • ANSWER:
      Despite the fact that your question includes many words, it does not contain sufficient information.

      What blood pressure medication are you taking.
      Since you indicate that you have both sinus issues and migraine attacks, perhaps you could elaborate on the type of migraine you do get.
      You also didn't tell us when your tremors occur. Randomly? When your hands are at rest? You indicated that the tremors were so bad that you could barely light the fireworks. Did the tremors begin before you attempted to light the fireworks or when you were actually doing it?
      Aside from responding to valium, do your tremors respond to alcohol?

      All that aside, how's your anxiety and stress level? It sound high and that could be the cause of your tremors. You wouldn't be the first younger person to have stress and tremors. You did describe panic attacks in the past so that should tell you something.

      How old were you when you first started having migraines?

      It is possible that the tremors are actually caused by the drop in blood pressure. The shakiness on the stairs may be an indication of the drop.

      How about creating a chronological chart of the symptoms (all symptoms whether sinus, migraine, panic attacks, blood pressure, weight loss, diet, supplements and so forth. In this time line you will insert the meds, the change in symptoms and so forth? This chart/list should go to your doctor. And so should you.

  39. QUESTION:
    There was an interesting study on all these promotions for male enhancement? The study showed that many?
    young people are taking the Viagra, Enzyte, etc., that have no diabetes or anything wrong with their abilities. That they are taking it for sport? Do you feel that this should be treated with concern for the morals here in America, and politically work this out that a person with no physical problems should be taking these pills ever? The study does show side effects from over use and they have no long term knowledge (guinea pigs) of the effects of these pills either. Sex is a drug in itself, and it is being promoted like a prostitute, instead it is in pill form and the pharmeceutical companies are cleaning up? shouldn't we be able to get our high blood pressure pills over the counter? And any other drug that is so necessary that we could die without them? Rather than pay enormous amounts for these pills? A doctor's cost and the prescription? Pharmaceutical companies are standing in the way of our health programs as well. And they are dictating with government what we can or can't have

    • ANSWER:
      It's an interesting question. I mean male "get r up" drugs should really be an optional treatment....you know like cosmetic surgery, etc.

      We really should be able to get high blood pressure and other life saving medications over the counter.

      But welcome to American health care...

  40. QUESTION:
    Water Fasting to lose weight? How much have you lost?
    I'm doing a water fast, I wanna do it for 10 days but I might do it for more - I wanna lose 20 pounds. For those of you that dont know, Water fasting refers to person abstaining from food and taking only water. It is a healthy form of fasting. It is a safe method of healing.
    So has anyone done it before? How much have you lost?

    Benefits of Water Fasting

    Cleanses circulatory, respiratory, urinary and digestive systems and destroys all impurities in the body. Deposits of uric acid are eliminated.
    One heals and gets detoxified more easily with water fasting. The digestive passageways as well as organs are able to rest completely, which allows the energy flowing to be used for cleansing and repairing of damaged tissues.
    It is effective in treating Diabetes type II
    Body balance is restored through elimination of wastes.
    Very good treatment for obesity.
    It is beneficial in epilepsy condition. It reduces the length, severity and number of seizures.
    It helps in improving poor immune functioning while fasting.
    It increases the cell mediated immunity as well as immunoglobulin levels.
    It increases one’s life-span.
    It provides relief to the digestive system.
    It is helpful in chronic cases of cardiovascular diseases as well as congestive heart failure, reduces tryglycerides, athermos, increased HDL levels and total cholesterol.
    It controls allergic reactions such as hay fever and asthma.
    Water fasting helps dries up the accumulation of abnormal fluids such as edema in the legs and ankles and swelling in the abdomen.
    High blood pressure is corrected within weeks without the usage of drugs.
    It restores your taste buds for wholesome food items.
    Helps in overcoming addictions and bad habits. It reduces cravings, caffeine, alcohol as well as other drugs.
    Makes you feel motivated to start something new and begin life fresh again.
    Water fasting helps one lose weight.
    It is helpful in treating osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis.
    It increases the deposits of new bone area that are affected by osteoporosis.
    Psychosomatic diseases also respond to water fasting.

    • ANSWER:
      The longest ive gone was 15 days I'm gonna shoot for 30 next! :) The most ive lost was round 15-20 pounds in 8 days I wasn't overweight either. Exercise helps tons also!

  41. QUESTION:
    Recreational uses of Hydrochlorothiazide??? Small round peach pill with Z 2083.?
    I am curious if any one has heard of any recreational uses for hydrochlorothiazide, small round peach colored pill with z 2083 stamped on it? and if so for what? I know it is a diuretic often prescribed to treat fluid retention as well as given to people with high blood pressure. But I am curious if any one out there has heard of any other uses for this drug?

    Please only academic answers or personal experiences, no smart a$%$# replies, no I am not looking to use this drug for the fun of it, I just want to know if there is anything the kids might be doing with it???

    Thanks A Bunch
    Would it have any uses as far as between the sheets goes? Or taken with alcohol, would if have a euphoric effect etc?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound like there's anything interesting about it, so I doubt "the kids" are interested.

  42. QUESTION:
    can you correct and/or modify some thing for my example essay?
    example essays are like persuasive essays but uses example essays to prove a point

    Legalization of Marijuana
    What is Marijuana? Marijuana is an illegal substance that is used by millions of regular smokers and millions more who are infrequent smokers. It is a type of hallucinogen that is derived from a Hemp plant. Marijuana causes a “high” that a person feels due to the elevated amounts of THC in the body. Why should marijuana be legalized? Marijuana should be legalized because it can decrease crime, increase state revenue, and it is not as unhealthy as other drugs out there.

    Crime is one thing that could come from legalizing marijuana but instead of increasing it like many people would think it could help decrease crime rate. The crime rate would be lowered because all the people who would go to jail for smoking in can’t due to its legality. It could also reduce the flow of the American economy to international criminal gangs. Marijuana's illegality makes foreign cultivation and smuggling to the United States extremely profitable, sending billions of dollars overseas in an underground economy while diverting funds from productive economic development. The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money is being taken away from them limiting what they are able to do and buy by eliminating one of their biggest profits. Legalizing marijuana can also put more police on the street to help protect our society. Instead of locking up 750,000 people a year, the law enforcement would have more time to come out and help the society. Marijuana possession arrests makes justice less efficient in the United States by wasting jail space, clogging up court systems, and diverting time of police, attorneys, judges, and corrections officials away from violent crimes such as sexual abuse of children, and terrorism.

    A recent government survey tell us that nearly 98 million Americans have smoke marijuana in their life time and out of that 14 million of them used the drug a month before the survey was taken. Another survey taken in 2006 told us that among 10th graders, 14.2 percent were current users. Among 12th graders, 42.3 percent have tried marijuana at least once, and about 18 percent were current users. With the amount of people smoking and you have to wonder how much money was spent buying all the marijuana. If it was legalized all the money that is being given to drug dealers, drug cartels, and other gangs could be used to increase state revenue if it was legalized in California.

    Is marijuana as bad as people say it is? Marijuana seems like a it is not as bad as other drugs available to people. One example of this is alcohol. Alcohol can damage your liver and can lead to death if too much is consumed at one time due to liver failure. Alcohol is also addictive, unlike marijuana; it can become needed in your body after it is consumed on a regular basis and this is called alcohol dependency. From alcohol dependency if a person decides to stop drinking it can lead to severe problems such as mental problems and on some cases it can lead to death. Tabasco is another drug which can be more dangerous than marijuana. It is very addictive because of nicotine in it and it a short term it can raise blood pressure, heart rate, and flow of blood to the heart. Some long term effects of smoking and chewing tobacco are of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. In addition, smoking is known to contribute to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. These are just a small example of some of the many effects tobacco can have on the body. Unlike tobacco and alcohol marijuana has some positive medical values. Marijuana provides relief from pain, nausea, spasticity, and other symptoms for many individuals who have not been treated successfully with conventional medications. Many people prefer marijuana to the use of alcohol and cigarettes as a mild and moderate way to relax and most marijuana users over time develop a tolerance to the side effects of marijuana.

    Marijuana is a safer drug than tobacco and alcohol and it is widely used so why shouldn’t it be legalized? Plus there are numerous positive outcomes of legalizing marijuana that don’t come with the tobacco or alcohol industry. If anything should an illegal substance it should be tobacco.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) Don't ask questions and then answer them. NEVER ASK QUESTIONS. NEVER IN A PERSUASIVE ESSAY. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. State it as if it was a fact. Why should, why shouldn't, etc are all no-nos.

      Second:

      Marijuana should be legalized because it can decrease crime, increase state revenue, and it is not as unhealthy as other drugs out there. <- Unclear pronoun reference. What is it? Is it the legalization or the drug?The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money

      Crime is one thing that could come from legalizing marijuana but instead of increasing it like many people would think it could help decrease crime rate. <- This could be deleted since you say the same thing in the next sentence.

      The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money <- THEIR money. Not they're.

      Marijuana possession arrests makes justice less efficient in the United States by wasting jail space, clogging up court systems, and diverting time of police, attorneys, judges, and corrections officials away from violent crimes such as sexual abuse of children, and terrorism. <- add the between diverting and time and take away comma after children and before and. No comma if there are only two items in a list.

      Second paragraph starts off good. I was thinking, "oo data, that's always good" then you bombed it by using you and using "to wonder how much money was spent." You could say something like, "given these statistics, it is clear that a huge sum of money was spent," a much stronger argument.

      Alcohol can damage your liver and can lead to death if too much is consumed at one time due to liver failure. <- this sentence says that consumption is caused by liver failure. Fix it.

      Alcohol is also addictive, unlike marijuana <- blatantly false statement.

      If anything should an illegal substance it should be tobacco. <- irrelevant.

      Extremely wordy.

  43. QUESTION:
    well read this i dont care u wouldnt understand it anyways?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do shit and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother fucker to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      :( Wow... that sucks a lot. Maybe you don't want advice... and you've probably heard this before... but try to like yourself more. Then others will like you. I wish you luck... I used to have similar such issues. But I made my life better.

  44. QUESTION:
    psychological help??!!?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do shit and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother fucker to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      My my my. It sounds like you’re really in state of passionate self rejection. That usually comes from a continuous of criticism in your life. It can lead to manic depression as well as mania in the forms of what we’re seeing here. A great deal of confusing verbal clutter. It sounds like your thoughts are all over the place. 1. You want to feel accepted. Well, welcome to the world. The main goal of every human being is to feel what you are feeling. God accepts you for who you are. As long as you seek human acceptance you’re going to have your expectations fulfilled. That’s rejection leading to that loss of hope you so desperately put into words here. And 2. I think you want to be loved unconditionally. The only true sense of that word in every single molecule is looking toward Heaven not toward earthy sinful humans capable of making horrific choices on your behalf. You are loved just because you are. Take some peace in that.

      Finally, make lists. What do you want to be? Who are you deep inside? Write down your best character traits. The worst too. Identify who you truly are. Then make a list of all the things you want to do with that person. Go do it! You’ll begin to feel a bigger part of this journey we call life….

  45. QUESTION:
    whats the point??! ?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do **** and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother ****** to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      yea i totally understand, by the way this is the longest question i've ever seen

  46. QUESTION:
    I have pcos, I was diagnosed 4 years ago, but never treated, How do I get it under Control?
    I am 21 years old, I was diagnosed with pcos at 17. I have never been treated. I know what causes it, and I have done allot of research on pcos. every D.r I go to tells me to loose weight, It will help. I have tried for years, even before I was diagnosed, I just cant. If I do I gain it back extremely fast.. The only thing that helped me loose a significant amount of weight, to start with was the use of illegal drugs, and starving myself.. That cant be healthy!! If I don not loose the weight, I can not get pregnant. my blood pressure stays high even on medicine it gets close to 300/125.. Last summer I dropped 60 lbs with out the use of drugs, but to do so I had to starve my self for months, eating only one meal a day of rice and veggies for 6 months... As soon as I started eating again even just a healthy diet I gained it all back.. I have tried every diet plan, every diet drug, exercise very regularly.. Im about to loose my mind obsessing over it.. Is there any one with any information, or advice to give me on this??

    • ANSWER:
      Hello...
      I feel for you.My daughter has PCOS.She is taking

      Metfomin
      Birth Control Pills
      and a Diuretic

      It is extremely hard to lose weight with this.
      Please find another doctor who will treat you.
      Also it is extremely hard to get pregnant

      I wish you the best of luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    How to deal with a controlling alcoholic OCD Dad?
    My Dad is making me lose my mind.

    I'm 19, go to a community college (am in my second semester), get mostly As and some Bs... my parents pay for my schooling. I appreciate it everyday!
    I'm an aspiring audio engineer... i study every aspect of the profession on a daily basis. I have a 100 average in all my Music classes thus far and have been told by my engineering teachers that THIS IS the path for me.
    -I work 25+ hours a week at a grocery store but am starting to actively look for internships.
    -I'm in a jam band with 9 other friends (on drums). We chill nearly daily, play disc golf, motivate each other to achieve our dreams, and go out drinking and partying on weekends. None of us are reckless... none of us do "hard drugs"... Most of my friends smoke weed, but I haven't in months because it makes me too lazy. I just stick to the weekend brews, by personal decision.
    -I paid for my car with my own cash.

    My Dad is the only gloom on these great college years. He drinks a 30 pack of Keystone every night and smokes a pack of cigarettes a day... You can see his lifestyle all over his face...
    He has extremely high blood pressure and is very high strung in general. We can be having a conversation and all of a sudden he will start yelling.
    He has OCD... which is frustrating for me because i'm incredibly chilled out. I've got long dreadlocks... (i'm a little part black so i can pull them off extremely well, but my dad HATES it)
    he is constantly closing doors, yelling at me for leaving my bedroom light on for just 3 or 4 minutes while i am downstairs, and yelling at my mother for every ridiculous reason imaginable.

    I believe it is a defense mechanism. He tries to nitpick every small fault of others around him to justify his alcoholism and life threatening ways.

    Not only that, but he uses the fact that i live at home against me. I constantly hear "You live in this house! My rules!", even telling them i'm going to sleep over at a friends house on a weekend night.

    I feel like i can't mature in this environment. I know this has turned into a ramble... but how do you young adults deal with an irresponsible parent that can't help but treat you like a little boy?!
    Thanks for the advice everybody. I really don't fear for my own safety around my father... I just have trouble standing by when there is such a negative energy in the house. I care about my parents and have always respected their rules (never broke curfew in my life...).

    Again, thanks for all your answers.
    They are all taken to heart!

    • ANSWER:
      Get a scholarship and an apartment. It's time to move on. You can't change your dad, but you can stop him and his choices from affecting your life and your future. Don't drink- you are underage and it is against the law. You could ruin a very promising future, and it isn't worth the risk. Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    health questions. help?
    SIDS can be caused by
    A. smoking during pregnancy.
    B. smoking before pregnancy.
    C. drinking alcohol after the baby is born.
    D. drinking alcohol before conception.
    2.
    When offered alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, you should
    A. call your parents right away.
    B. stand by your peers and do as they do.
    C. stand by your values and make healthy decisions.
    D. let your best friend decide for you.
    3.
    Which of the following explains marijuana's effect on memory?
    A. Marijuana does not have any effect on memory.
    B. Marijuana is a stimulant, therefore memory is improved.
    C. Marijuana is a hallucinogenic drug therefore memory is unaffected.
    D. Marijuana decreases short-term memory.
    4.
    The following is a good resource for making healthy decisions about drugs:
    A. television
    B. magazines
    C. your parents
    D. an addicted friend
    5.
    Crack is classified as a
    A. stimulant.
    B. narcotic.
    C. depressant.
    D. hallucinogen.
    6.
    Which is true about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?
    A. It can sometimes happen when a person does not drink during pregnancy.
    B. It can happen if the female drinks just before the time that she became pregnant.
    C. It can occur with light to moderate drinking.
    D. In order to have FAS, the pregnant female must be an alcoholic.
    7.
    Marijuana contains __________.
    A. DDT
    B. cocaine
    C. THC
    D. amphetamines
    8.
    Which is false about drug addiction?
    A. Most illegal drugs are addicting.
    B. Addiction always occurs immediately after the first time a person uses a drug.
    C. Addiction can be easily cured.
    D. Addiction can occur after the first few uses of a drug.
    9.
    What can be caused if a pregnant woman drinks alcohol?
    A. MS
    B. FAS
    C. TB
    D. MMR
    10.
    Quitting smoking has which of the following effects on the lungs?
    A. None, the damage is permanent.
    B. Risks of lung cancer decrease.
    C. Risks of high blood pressure increase.
    D. Risks of epilepsy decrease.
    11.
    Which of the following diseases has marijuana been effective in treating the symptoms?
    A. Cancer
    B. Sickle cell anemia
    C. The common cold
    D. Glaucoma
    12.
    Alcohol poisoning is dangerous because too much alcohol
    A. causes hallucinations.
    B. affects the nerves that control respiration and gag reflexes.
    C. causes a temporary lapse in the ability to speak.
    D. affects the neurotransmitters that control eyesight.
    13.
    The majority of alcohol in the blood stream is detoxified in the __________.
    A. heart
    B. liver
    C. kidneys
    D. brain
    14.
    People who use hallucinogens often experience
    A. increase in bodily control.
    B. enhanced judgment and reasoning.
    C. impairment of judgment and reasoning.
    D. increased concentration.
    15.
    Which is a risk of using smokeless tobacco?
    A. dental problems
    B. tongue and gum problems
    C. throat and mouth cancer
    D. all of the above
    16.
    People who drive drunk
    A. drive with no negative effects on coordination or control.
    B. usually make it home alive.
    C. drive under the speed limit.
    D. are committing a crime.
    17.
    Which is true about alcohol poisoning?
    A. It can result from even low blood alcohol content.
    B. It occurs only as a result of alcohol addiction.
    C. It can result in bleeding out.
    D. It can result in respiratory failure.
    18.
    Drinking alcohol is especially dangerous when combined with which of the following?
    A. hallucinogens
    B. narcotics
    C. amphetamines
    D. all of the above
    19.
    Which is true about steroids?
    A. Steroids build strength without long-term effects.
    B. Steroids do not cause anger management issues.
    C. Steroids can cause lifelong physical and psychological damage.
    D. Cortical steroids are good for building muscle.
    20.
    Stimulants
    A. can slow down the brain's reactions.
    B. are not addicting.
    C. can excite the central nervous system.
    D. can cause ulcers.
    21.
    Alcohol is a dangerous drug because it
    A. can change the way the mind and body function.
    B. changes the way you look to other people.
    C. makes you believe you are invincible.
    D. cannot absorb into the bloodstream.
    22.
    The following is a good strategy for avoiding alcohol and drugs:
    A. be easy-going
    B. be assertive
    C. experiment
    D. reconsider
    23.
    Which of the following is most often affected by long-term alcohol abuse?
    A. Bone marrow
    B. The liver
    C. Eyesight
    D. The epidermis
    24.
    Which of the following is true about alcohol?
    A. lowers social inhibitions
    B. causes hallucinations
    C. increases reaction time
    D. aids in decision making
    25.
    Nicotine is
    A. tar.
    B. the addictive substance in marijuana.
    C. the addictive substance in tobacco.
    D. present even in coffee.

    • ANSWER:
      "11.
      Which of the following diseases has marijuana been effective in treating the symptoms?
      A. Cancer
      B. Sickle cell anemia
      C. The common cold
      D. Glaucoma"

      This is totally a trick question. It has been shown to help BOTH cancer and glaucoma. Check out most state's medical mmj programs - both diseases are listed in almost ALL states with programs.

  49. QUESTION:
    please answer only if you sure about the question. thank you in advance.?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A.
    does not regulate the recruitment process
    B.
    requires employers to write recruitment announcement that will encourage a diverse group of individuals to apply for employment.
    C.
    Allows employers to restrict advertising of job openings to certain areas and certain races in order to prevent discrimination.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    The four-fifths rule states that
    A.
    only 20% of the employees affected by the screening device can be minorities or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    B.
    minorities must do at least 80% as well as the majority on the screening device or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    C.
    after the claim has been filed, the employer offer evidence to prove that four-fifths of all employees are successful when the screening device is used.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    Undocumented workers are
    A.
    not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    B.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and afforded all the same remedies as any other worker
    C.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights but are not eligible for reinstatement, back pay for periods after discharge or failure to hire.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    To avoid liability for negligent hiring, an employer must
    A.
    conduct a reasonable background check that would disclose information sufficient to determine whether the applicant is fit for the job.
    B.
    check the applicant's references
    C.
    verify the information provided by the applicant on the application
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Judicial Affirmative Action is a remedy imposed by the courts when
    A.
    workplace discrimination has been found in violation of Title VII and an affirmative action plan is the appropriate remedy.
    B.
    Federal contractors fail to comply with Executive Order 11246.
    C.
    voluntary affirmative action plans result in reverse discrimination.
    D.
    voluntary affirmative action plans fail to eliminate workplace discrimination

    James Helton, an African American, was hired as a dock worker with Coastal Distributing Company. As a full time employee, he was eligible for health insurance benefits if he met certain criteria. His pre-employment physical indicated that he suffered from hypertension or high blood pressure. The company's health insurance plan excluded employees that had that condition. Hypertension is a condition that is common among African Americans and affects that race at a much higher percentage than any other race.
    A.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not discriminatory because it applies to all employees, regardless of race.
    B.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because more African Americans will be denied health insurance than other employees.
    C.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not subject to Title VII because it involves employee benefits, not hiring, promotion or termination.
    D.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because it treats some employees differently (African Americans) than other similarly situated employees

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
    A.
    authorized the drug testing of federal employees under certain circumstances
    B.
    authorized the drug testing of private employees
    C.
    prohibited preemployment screening of job applicants
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Natalie Weston resigned from her position as floor supervisor at Martin's Department Store. The store manager told the other employees that she had been fired for coming to work drunk. He also communicated that information to someone calling to verify Ms. Weston's previous employment with Martin's Department Store.
    A.
    Ms. Weston has no recourse against her former employer.
    B.
    Ms. Weston is an at-will employee and therefore has no cause of action against Martin's Department Store.
    C.
    Ms. Weston may have a cause of action against Martin's Department Store for defamation.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    One of the commonly held myths about affirmative action is
    A.
    that it is a remedy for present-day workplace discrimination.
    B.
    that it requires employers to hire unqualified minorities and women instead of qualified white males.
    C.
    that it is allowed only when there is demonstrated underrepresentation or a finding of discrimination.
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Reverse discrimination:
    A.
    has never been acknowledged by the courts as a valid claim.
    B.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she is a member of a protected class.
    C.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she has been adversely affected by the use of an affirmative action plan.
    D.
    None of the above.

    Preemployment testing
    A.
    is allowed even if discrimination on the basis of national origin is shown if the employer can show that the requirement is a bona fide occupationa

    • ANSWER:
      Just use your trusty old friend - google.com

  50. QUESTION:
    please help me with this thanks in advance.......?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A.
    does not regulate the recruitment process
    B.
    requires employers to write recruitment announcement that will encourage a diverse group of individuals to apply for employment.
    C.
    Allows employers to restrict advertising of job openings to certain areas and certain races in order to prevent discrimination.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    The four-fifths rule states that
    A.
    only 20% of the employees affected by the screening device can be minorities or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    B.
    minorities must do at least 80% as well as the majority on the screening device or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    C.
    after the claim has been filed, the employer offer evidence to prove that four-fifths of all employees are successful when the screening device is used.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    Undocumented workers are
    A.
    not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    B.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and afforded all the same remedies as any other worker
    C.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights but are not eligible for reinstatement, back pay for periods after discharge or failure to hire.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    To avoid liability for negligent hiring, an employer must
    A.
    conduct a reasonable background check that would disclose information sufficient to determine whether the applicant is fit for the job.
    B.
    check the applicant's references
    C.
    verify the information provided by the applicant on the application
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Judicial Affirmative Action is a remedy imposed by the courts when
    A.
    workplace discrimination has been found in violation of Title VII and an affirmative action plan is the appropriate remedy.
    B.
    Federal contractors fail to comply with Executive Order 11246.
    C.
    voluntary affirmative action plans result in reverse discrimination.
    D.
    voluntary affirmative action plans fail to eliminate workplace discrimination

    James Helton, an African American, was hired as a dock worker with Coastal Distributing Company. As a full time employee, he was eligible for health insurance benefits if he met certain criteria. His pre-employment physical indicated that he suffered from hypertension or high blood pressure. The company's health insurance plan excluded employees that had that condition. Hypertension is a condition that is common among African Americans and affects that race at a much higher percentage than any other race.
    A.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not discriminatory because it applies to all employees, regardless of race.
    B.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because more African Americans will be denied health insurance than other employees.
    C.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not subject to Title VII because it involves employee benefits, not hiring, promotion or termination.
    D.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because it treats some employees differently (African Americans) than other similarly situated employees

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
    A.
    authorized the drug testing of federal employees under certain circumstances
    B.
    authorized the drug testing of private employees
    C.
    prohibited preemployment screening of job applicants
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Natalie Weston resigned from her position as floor supervisor at Martin's Department Store. The store manager told the other employees that she had been fired for coming to work drunk. He also communicated that information to someone calling to verify Ms. Weston's previous employment with Martin's Department Store.
    A.
    Ms. Weston has no recourse against her former employer.
    B.
    Ms. Weston is an at-will employee and therefore has no cause of action against Martin's Department Store.
    C.
    Ms. Weston may have a cause of action against Martin's Department Store for defamation.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    One of the commonly held myths about affirmative action is
    A.
    that it is a remedy for present-day workplace discrimination.
    B.
    that it requires employers to hire unqualified minorities and women instead of qualified white males.
    C.
    that it is allowed only when there is demonstrated underrepresentation or a finding of discrimination.
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Reverse discrimination:
    A.
    has never been acknowledged by the courts as a valid claim.
    B.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she is a member of a protected class.
    C.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she has been adversely affected by the use of an affirmative action plan.
    D.
    None of the above.

    Preemployment testing
    A.
    is allowed even if discrimination on the basis of national origin is shown if the employer can show that t

    • ANSWER:
      a
      b
      d
      d
      c
      a
      c
      b
      a
      Wrong forum btw


Curing High Blood Pressure Naturally

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your artery. Blood pressure is deliberate in millimeters of mercury. Your blood pressure is record as two in order. For instance, 150/95 mmHg. This is thought as '150 over 95'. High blood pressure is one of numerous 'risk factors' that can add to your chance of rising heart disease, a stroke, and other grave circumstances. As a law, the senior the blood pressure, the better the danger. Treatment include a change in lifestyle risk factor where these can be better - losing heaviness if you are overweight, usual physical action, a fit diet, cutting rear if you swallow a lot of alcohol, stop smoking, and a short salt and caffeine intake. If wanted, medicine can lower blood pressure. Risk Factor by High Blood Pressure a. Hypertension. b. High cholesterol blood height. c. High triglyceride blood height. d. Diabetes. e. Kidney disease that involve kidney purpose. Causes of High Blood Pressure Subsequent are the main cause of high blood pressure: a. strain and eventful life style b. smoke and consumption alcohol c. extreme drinking of tea, coffee, and refined foods d. harden of the artery e. Diseases like fatness and diabetes f. extreme eating of ordinary salt g. High fat diet Symptoms of High Blood Pressure Subsequent are the main symptoms of high blood pressure: I. extreme sweeten II. Red eye III. blazing feelings IV. dizziness ands faintness V. sickness and sickness feelings VI. ache at the reverse of the head and neck VII. ache in the county of the heart Diet for High Blood Pressure Alcohol People with high blood pressure be supposed to not swallow alcohol. While study have established that low levels of alcohol consumption can have defensive belongings for the heart, and can perhaps decrease the danger of rising high blood pressure Salt In several people, eating too a lot salt can make high blood pressure greatly worse. In others, the matching salt eating may have no result. The difficulty is that no doctor or scientist can inform which the case is for an creature patient awaiting it is also tardy. This joint with the information that also a lot salt is awful for the heart anyway of blood pressure rank, income that abridged sodium is a powerfully optional part of a fit diet. Fats Soaked fat, particularly trans-fats, are bad for together the heart and blood vessels. Since the circulatory system is previously under a bundle of strain in the location of high blood pressure, additional tension can be shocking. Treatment to Avoid High Blood Pressure a. subsequent a fit eating pattern b. achieve and maintain a fit weight c. sinking salt and sodium in your diet d. exercise and being lively frequently e. boundary the use of alcohol f. eliminate a smoke habit Home Remedies to Get Relief from High Blood Pressure a. Garlic is recognized as one of the majority effectual remedy in lower the blood pressure. b. Press semi a lemon in 100-150 grams of water and drink it each two hours for instant release. c. Watermelon is defending next to hypertension. d. get one teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds morning and evening with an unfilled stomach for 20-25 days with water. e. One or two piece of garlic rolls in raisin lower blood pressure. f. Take four foliage of Tulsi and two leaves of Neem with 3-4 teaspoonfuls of water, unfilled belly for 6-7 days. g. Get new papayas every day on an unfilled stomach for a month frequently to reduce hypertension.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to cure high blood pressure naturally?
    How to cure high blood pressure naturally (Without Medicines)

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure is not necessarily something you can cure as much as manage. If you have high blood pressure there could be a number of contributing factors outside your control, including heredity. However, it's certainly the case that you can make lifestyle changes to help keep your blood pressure in a normal range, including not smoking, getting regular exercise and following a heart healthy diet.

      Have you heard of the DASH system? It stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Following the DASH plan does not call for any fancy prepackaged foods or expensive supplements. But it does recommend 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, along with plenty of whole grains, only small amounts of lean meat or fish, three servings of low-fat dairy foods, and an increased consumption of legumes. Sodium is also decreased, although not to extreme levels.

  2. QUESTION:
    how high blood pressure problem cure by naturally and yog?
    weght 163pound higt 5.3 live at mxico the coolest place ,age 47 .i hve a promlem of high b.p can it solve by yog

    • ANSWER:
      follow this method....you can avoid somethings given here,which are not suitable at this place..
      Holistic healing method....

      1avoid milk ,cud,buttermilk,coffee,tea,horlicks,,sweets,nonveg,cashewnuts,almonds,peas,cooldrinks,fish,eggs,fish,eggs,alcohols for one month..
      2.daily eat 300 gms of uncooked cucumber( or 60 gms of uncooked bittergourd or 300 gms of blackgrapes containing seeds.)
      3.daily have two headbaths with cold water.
      4daily eat 20 gms of ginger uncooked..
      5.daily eat 30 uncooked leaves of pudina and 20 uncooked leaves of coriander..
      6.you can eat rice items,wheat items ,ragi balls,jowar items of food..dont take ragi malt..ra
      7,you can take daily oranges,promagenates,watermelons,pineapples,carrot,amlas.

      kumrao99@yahoo.co.in

  3. QUESTION:
    how to cure blood pressure naturally?
    i want to know if high blood pressure can be cured without taking regular allopathic medicines

    • ANSWER:
      First off, allopathic is a pejorative term coined by Samual Hahneman the inventor of homeopathy to distinguish what he did, from the sort of pre-scientific medicine that was practiced at that time (bleedings, purging, etc) It should NOT be used to refer to modern science based medicine.

      "natural" treatments of hypertension include avoidance of sodium, regular exercise, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, getting lots of rest, and minimizing your bodies stress response by learning how to relax. Stop smoking if you do, and keep alcohol to a minimum.

      There are no herbal treatments that have been proven clinically effective, and homeopathic and other AltMed treatments are nothing but placebos.

      While the causes of "essential hypertension" are not fully understood, we know there is a genetic component, as it does seem to run in families. So if you do all the above, and you still have high blood pressure, you will probably need to be on some sort of medication. They are safe and clinically proven effective.

  4. QUESTION:
    Whats the best thing to do when you are psycologically damaged by a health problem?
    Like high blood pressure that cannot be cured "naturally" and you shouldn't have it at that age. At least it seems that way.

    And you give up hope in life.

    • ANSWER:
      I have seen people with-out 2 legs what is your problem? You are still alive? Of course you are, so get up and go do something fun, remember there are people worse off then you!

  5. QUESTION:
    why are my eyes always red??? nothing works!!?
    my eyes are always red!!! i've tried everything, clear eyes, visine etc and it works for a couple hours and my eyes go back to red!!! is there something that causes eyes being red?? are some people just naturally like that?? please don't tell me to use eye drops because i want a permanent cure for this!! all eyedrops do is solve the problem for a few hours!!!! could it be that i have high blood pressure or cholesterol??

    • ANSWER:
      You most likely have depleted tear film from dry eyes and excessive eye drop use. You have to be very careful with eye baths, eye washes, and eye drops, because they are so thick they will actually wash away your tear film and just temporarily mask the eye. This can cause permanent damage. Make sure you drink lots of water, and I highly suggest you go purchase a product called Natures Tears EyeMist. It is an all natural mist for dry eyes, and the mist is so fine, it will actually absorb into your tear film and hydrate it. It is very convenient, you can use it as often as you need to, and you can even use it with contacts in.

      Good luck!

      And if you are interested in the mist I know you can find it at CVS pharmacies, but I buy it off of Amazon.com

  6. QUESTION:
    Should I be a Doctor or Lawyer?
    Hi! I am extremely interested in going into either the medical field, or law. I couldn't decide what to begin pre-studying in extra classes, so I thought I would ask unbiased people what they thought! :D
    I just turned 16 and I am extremely visual spatial!(someone who is visual and learns better with images)
    I took Chemistry, which I believe I can totally understand, but I did not like my teacher. He used to be a top dollar chemist, but I don't think he explained it well enough for me to understand it. But like I said, I am visual spatial, and learn better from sight than words.
    I made a 96% in biology and a 91% in Algebra. I didn't learn well from my Algebra teacher either, because her way of explaining was not good for my personal learning preferences! However, I'm completely willing to retake these classes in order to fully understand them, and I think that I am fully capable.
    I made a 99% in my AP Euro class
    and a high A in English.
    English and History are my best classes, but I enjoy science when I understand it! Math can be fun for me, but usually when I have to work hard for an answer. I like to find my own ways to solve problems and using all the knowledge I have in my arsenal to come to one answer and I enjoy excitement.
    For the Law area, I find myself being absorbed into shows like, The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity, Huckabee, and Glenn Beck. I love the Fox News Network! I enjoy healty debate and am very competitive! But one thing I don't think I will enjoy doing is sitting at a desk all day. I would much rather be on my feet in an exciting atmosphere. I get bored very, very easily. My hair color can attest to that! I always need to keep myself busy or I get booorrrrreeeedddd!

    Ok, so here are some more of my attributes for being a good doctor:

    1.) I am a Christian, so death is not something that makes me too terribly sad. I can handle it very well. I understand that it happens, and that it's just the circle of life

    2.) I don't get too attached to people.

    3.) I work very well under pressure. I actually work better under pressure.

    4.) Blood does not bother me one bit.

    5.) I love to learn and gain knowledge

    6.) I'm one of those people that once I put my mind to something, like saving a patient or finding a cure, I'll stop at nothing to achieve my ultimate goal and I'm not afraid to take the necessary risks.

    7.) I'm a good listener.

    8.) I can retain large amounts of information and use it to my advantage when I need to.

    9.) Helping people is SO important to me. I love to make differences in peoples lives and making their quality of life better.

    10.) I have an uncanny ablity to make people comfortable because I can make a connection with almost anyone.

    Some bad things about me and being a doctor is:

    1.) I'm a little bit of a shot phobe, but I'm already on the road to acceptance of them! So it shouldn't be a problem anymore.

    2.) Once again, science and math are something I'll have to work at to understand. (not biology, I'm actually very good at that. Anatomy is another science that I enjoy and that comes naturally)

    3.) uhhh... I think that's all.

    Being a Lawyer pros:

    1.) I'm a fighter!

    2.) I enjoy politics and law

    3.) Just like with the doctor, I enjoy standing up for people and helping them to my best ability.

    4.) Again, I work best under pressure.

    5.) I'm very frank. I tell it how it is.

    6.) History and English are my best subjects.

    7.) My morals help me take a side and become adamant about my position.

    8.) I could become a politician. :D

    Cons:

    1.) I don't like to sit around for too long. Like for research and stuff like that.

    2.) I NEVER want to stand up for someone guilty. That's where my morals kick in.

    3.) I sometimes get angry when I debate.

    That's all I can think of for cons.

    But yah. I play tennis and the viola if that makes any difference. I have a GPA of 4.44445, haha or something like that! :D I am religious, I enjoy being in action as much as I can. Hours of the job don't really bother me that much. I don't plan on having more than two children, maybe even less. I love people, From fetus' in the womb, to 130 year olds! My mom tells me I'm good at speaking to people and can make people feel inspired and better about themselves. Like I said, I can be very blunt, but maybe that can help me! I'm not the type to beat around the bush. I took a year of Latin, until my beloved Latin teacher left! :( I really enjoyed it though. I have a HUGE intrest in languages. I am currently dipping my 'knowledge french fry' in some 'German, Japanese, and Korean' ketchup! :D lol. but yah. I'm a sucker for knowledge and I have easy access to OU medical school, but am also dreaming of Notre Dame. On my first try (I didn't finish any of the sections, I didn't manage my time correctly) I got a 22 on my ACT. For the questions I did answer, they were EXTREMELY easy and I believe that I am capable of scoring in the 30's

    • ANSWER:
      First, Are you financially stable enough to afford medical/law school or willing to pay off the student loans if you do get one? Sure your can apply for a scholarship but think about the thousands of other students that are just as smart as you applying for it.

      Second, You have to know how hard the medical /law field is, do tons of volunteer work for the admissions, get really good recommendations from your professors, and don't be afraid of rejections.

      Third, Study and don't give up. My solid and final advice for you is work hard and go for whatever you think is the best.

      Good Luck!


Cures High Blood Pressure 3 Minutes

According to the American Heart friendship, nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure. But nearly one-third of those people don't know they have high blood pressure, because it's a silent disease.
People can have high blood pressure for years without experiencing symptom or knowing they have it.
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The upper or first number in a blood pressure reading is the systolic pressure and the lower or second number is called the diastolic pressure.
Blood pressures often increase as weight increases. Losing just 10 pounds can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, the more weight you lose, the lower your blood pressure.
Losing weight also makes any blood pressure medications you're taking more effective. You and your doctor can determine your target weight and the best way to get it.
High Blood Pressure Treatment
Hypertension is commonly referred to in the media as the silent killer with good reason. The condition often causes no discernible symptoms, causing a large number of fatalities as it is often detected too late.
While hypertension or high blood pressure may not be a direct cause of death it could lead to a number of complication and long term diseases that often prove fatal.