Substance Abuse Detox May Require Pain Relief

Prabhat   October 4, 2016   Comments Off on Substance Abuse Detox May Require Pain Relief

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol may be an unpleasant experience for some. In particular, those who are trying to rid their bodies of hard drugs, such as opiates (heroin, for example) may find that the process of going cold turkey is unbearable. Addicts experience a range of discomfort when they try to get clean and this discomfort pushes some addicts back to drugs or alcohol. And it isn’t just street drugs that can require detox.  Many people are addicted to prescription painkillers.  Codeine medications are particularly dangerous in this regard and need to be taken with care and only under the supervision of a doctor.

With this in mind, some rehab centers offer pain relief strategies during the detox segments of their rehab and recovery programs. Those who can’t afford rehab may detox by themselves and access pain relief treatments which make the process easier.

Pain Relief Tips for the Detox Phase

Aches and pains are the most common forms of detox discomfort. Muscle pain may be intense and it may be relieved, at least in part, by mild pain relief medications which aren’t habit-forming. It’s really important to avoid substituting one habit-forming drug for another during detox. This is why it’s probably best to stick to safer, milder pain relief formulas, such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin.

Anything which is sold over the counter and promises relief from muscle pain should work well. Bear in mind that addicts may be dealing with a whole host of issues, including sweating, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, in addition to the usual muscle aches and pains.

If you’re worried about the prospect of detoxing, discussing your concerns with your family doctor will make a lot of sense.

Whether he or she prescribes prescription-strength pain reliever, anti-depressants (or both) or recommends OTC medications, you’ll find that your physician knows best. As well, you should be able to augment pain relief with emotional support. There are plenty of support groups for addicts, both on and offline.

Medication offers help to addicts who want to rid their bodies of addictive substances. Pain relief may also be accessed via supplements. Aside from St. John’s Wort, which heals pain and depression, you may wish to try creams with herbal active ingredients that promote pain relief, such as Comfrey cream and Capsicum ointment.

Now that you know about how to make the process of detoxing from drugs or alcohol easier, you’ll be able to create a treatment plan which helps you to get clean. What’s more important is reaching out to others. You don’t have to go through this alone. Medical experts and therapists, as well as fellow addicts, will be able to provide a lot of support.


How safe are off label prescription medications?

Prabhat   June 5, 2016   Comments Off on How safe are off label prescription medications?

Prescription medications are some of the true modern medical miracles of our world, and are capable of producing fantastic and transformative results in a ridiculously compact pill size – the kind of medical results that simply weren’t possible 10, 15, 20, or more years ago.

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At the same time, prescription medications – especially “designer prescription medications” aren’t always the ultimate solution for issues that you are contending with. Sometimes over-the-counter drugs or “off label” prescription medications get the job done just as well, and you’ll want to be sure that you are taking advantage of the right solution for your specific needs.

Here are a couple of things you’ll want to remember if you’re thinking about taking the plunge with off label medications.

One in five doctors prescribed off label medications for a real reasonHand pressing modern medical button

Designer prescription medications are incredibly popular for a variety of different reasons, and it a lot of that has to do with the marketing and advertising behind these drugs.

You see, when you are overwhelmed with commercials for a specific designer prescription medication (also referred to as an “on label” prescription medication) over and over and over every single day you’re going to believe that it is the ultimate solution for whatever ails you and that anything else will pale in comparison.

At the same time, it’s important to realize that medical doctors understand that these designer drugs aren’t always the best solution for your specific needs – which is exactly why 20% of the time they prescribed off label medications to get the job done right.

Are off label prescription medications safe to use?

So long as you are moving forward with the medical advice provided to you by a legitimate and licensed medical professional that you know you can trust you shouldn’t have any trouble whatsoever with off label prescription medications.

Remember, this isn’t like someone is giving you medical advice that they just pulled off of the Internet or that you’re getting a recommendation from a doctor that set up shop in the back of a grocery store somewhere.

You’re still getting a legitimate prescription from a legitimate medical expert, and as long as they have properly diagnosed you, understand your specific situation and your specific symptoms, and believe that and off label prescription medication is the right option for you then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about whatsoever.

Sure, you’ll want to do your own research to be completely confident moving forward, but the odds are good that you won’t have any issues whatsoever.

Why are so many adults living in a prediabetic condition?

Prabhat   April 12, 2016   Comments Off on Why are so many adults living in a prediabetic condition?

Information recently published by the University of Florida in the United States contends that close to 35% of all adults over the age of 45 around the world – not just in the US, but across the planet – are living in a prediabetic condition that is only a short while away from transforming into full-blown Type II diabetes.

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Worse than that though is the fact that most medical experts aren’t doing anything about this epidemic, and they aren’t even telling their patients that they are living such dangerous lives!

Prediabetes is the precursor to Type II diabetes and almost just as dangerous a conditiondoctor

Type II diabetes is the kind of diabetes that impacts adults later in life as opposed to Type I diabetes that people are born with, and it is by far the more common type of diabetes that in individual may become diagnosed with.

Caused by poor decisions as far as healthy eating and exercise are concerned (though genetic factors certainly contribute to the condition as well), more and more people are waking up to realize that their lifestyle isn’t doing their health any favors.

Unfortunately, many aren’t really realizing this until the situation is extremely dire and dangerous.

Prediabetes isn’t quite as dangerous as actual diabetes, but it is right there on the edge and it doesn’t take all that much to go from a prediabetic stage to a Type II diabetics stage. Your blood sugar levels are already in trouble, your pancreas and liver are already having a difficult time completing their job, and you’ll start to notice all kinds of negative symptoms popping up – though they won’t manifest with the same kind of frequency as those with diabetes will.

Why aren’t doctors doing anything about prediabetic conditions?

The biggest problem behind why doctors aren’t effectively combating prediabetic conditions is that the overwhelming majority of medical professionals around the world are more focused on treating diabetes itself and not the underlying issues that may eventually lead to the diabetic condition.

This is such a significant issue because treating prediabetes (with prescription drugs or through a proper diet and exercise plan) can prove to be so successful at eliminating Type II diabetes altogether – but because doctors aren’t focused on prevention but instead curing diabetes people are slipping through the cracks and dealing with much more pain and much more danger than they should be paired

The next time that you visit your doctor be sure to ask them if they believe you are in a prediabetic condition and what you can do about it.


Here’s how to know whether or not your body is unbalanced

Prabhat   March 7, 2016   Comments Off on Here’s how to know whether or not your body is unbalanced

A balanced body is incredibly important for those that are looking to lead happy and healthy lifestyles, but the overwhelming majority of people out there are facing down muscular imbalances that have them at serious risk of injury.Heart-Health

This is why it is so important to understand exactly what you’re dealing with when it comes to the balance of your body, and why you’re going to want to train the any imbalances up to create a much more stable and much more injury resistant body just as soon as you are able to.Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as concept

If you’re dealing with tightness, pain, inflammation, aches and creeks that just don’t seem to go away, the odds are pretty good that you’re staring down a serious muscular imbalance that needs to be addressed.

Here’s how to quickly test yourself to know exactly what you’re up against!

Where is your weight placed?

The very first thing you’ll want to do is stand on a single foot and see where the majority of your body weight is placed and pressing down when you do so.

In an ideal situation your weight is going to be equally distributed through the heels and the ball of your foot, but if you are leaning forward with weight pressed up near your toes your calves and quads are more likely the dominant muscle.

If your weight is shifting to the back of your foot, your core is usually the more dominant group.

How long can you stand on a single foot?

You’ll also want to check to see how long you are able to stand up and balance on a single foot. You want to try and shoot for at least 30 seconds, but if you aren’t able to go that long you’ll want to see which side gives out first and where you fall.

This will tell you about which side of your muscles are least balanced and which side you need to focus on when you’re training.

If you have a tough time lifting your leg your core is usually weak, if your arms are flailing to stabilize you your glutes aren’t doing their job, and if your ankles are wobbling back and forth it’s your lower body that needs to be addressed.

Do you notice yourself leaning one way or another when sitting down?

To check your upper body, you’ll want to sit in a chair naturally and see if your shoulders point one way or another. You’ll be able to tell which side is favored (likely your dominant side), which side is stronger over there also likely to be your dominant side), and which side needs the most work.


How overtaxed is your immune system?

Prabhat   March 5, 2016   Comments Off on How overtaxed is your immune system?

Getting sick isn’t just going to negatively impact the way that you feel, but it’s also going to actively attack your immune system – causing your body to produce millions and millions of T cells to be sent out into the body to destroy whatever it is caused sickness in the first place.


This is going to place a tremendous amount of stress on your body, far more stress than you would have probably realized was happening in the first place. A lot of people are very surprised to learn that their immune system is significantly “older” than they are, just because they’ve had to deal with more illnesses and attacks the another people their age.

It is critical to understand exactly how overtaxed your immune system is, as your body is only ever going to be able to divide and create new T cells a specific amount of times before these T cells themselves become significantly less impactful – if they continue to effectively combat disease at all!Health500

About how many times a year do you get sick?

One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself is about how many times you find that you are feeling under the weather. Obviously, unless you are VERY on top of things, the odds are pretty good that you don’t know exactly how frequently you get sick, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to ballpark the figure.

Do you find yourself getting sick a handful of times each year? Almost never? Almost every month?

Once you begin to understand how often your body is producing T cells you’ll begin to understand just how over engaged and overworked (or underworked and well rested) your immune system actually is.

It’s also important to consider your actual age

There are a lot of different reasons why infants and older people find themselves hampered more significantly by the common cold, flu, or infection than other people. But the biggest contributing factor is an underdeveloped or and over worked of the system (depending upon whether you’re new to this world or getting closer to the end of the line).

You’ll want to think about how many years you’ve had on this planet and how frequently you’ve been sick throughout your life to better understand what kind of shape your immune system is in. This information will help you better adjust the antibiotic dosages that you’re taking, but will also go a long way towards helping you understand why you aren’t recovering from the common cold quite as quickly as you may have in the past.

Some of the most surprising reasons your teeth hurt

Prabhat   February 21, 2016   Comments Off on Some of the most surprising reasons your teeth hurt

The chances are pretty good that you’re going to be dealing with at least a little bit of tooth sensitivity or dental pain at some point in your life. And when most people realize that their teeth aren’t quite as comfortable as they usually are the immediately fall under the impression that they are dealing with a cavity.5-Questions-to-Ask-Yourself-When-Building-a-Health-Plan

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

In fact, though a cavity is often times the culprit behind the pain you’re feeling in your mouth there are other issues that you’re going to want to be aware of – some of them relatively mild and easy to fix and others considerably more painful and even more dangerous.

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A combination of a less than ideal dental hygiene habits, acidic beverages and foods, and all kinds of environmental and behavioral issues have contributed to a huge spike in teeth sensitivity. Even brushing your teeth religiously isn’t enough to combat sensitivity, especially when the foods and beverages that we consume on a regular basis are so acidic and capable of the thinning out the enamel you have covering your teeth.

If you’re dealing with sensitive teeth, consider switching to a softer bristled toothbrush and use toothpaste designed specifically for sensitive teeth to alleviate the symptoms.

Cracked teeth usually cause throbbing and consistent pain

Teeth can crack for a variety of different reasons, and if you’re dealing with this kind of dental issue you’ll know almost immediately. For one, biting down on anything is going to be excruciatingly painful, but you’ll also feel a “wiggle” in your teeth as well. On top of that, the pain is going to be pretty electric and incessant – and you’ll need to have your dentist pull the tooth or repair it professionally.

Believe it or not, some instances of teeth hurting have nothing whatsoever to do with your mouth at all

Because your sinuses are so closely intertwined with your mouth and the rest of your respiratory system stuffiness in your nose and sinuses can put a lot of pressure on your teeth and your mouth.

A lot of people are surprised to learn that the only way to get rid of pain in their smile is to clear out there sinuses and their nose – a pretty counterintuitive approach that seems to work wonders for folks that are really struggling.

Why are middle-aged men killing themselves at such a high rate?

Prabhat   January 31, 2016   Comments Off on Why are middle-aged men killing themselves at such a high rate?

Suicide rates in the United States and in the United Kingdom are climbing ever higher each and every year over the last two decades, which is remarkable considering the fact that the other 10 leading causes of death in both of these countries have seen a significant decline.feed_image_hd_digital-health_hilchshutterstock

Even more interesting is that the majority of people contemplating, attempting, and succeeding at suicide are middle-aged men, a figure that simply wasn’t the case 10 or 15 years ago.

According to the research produced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, suicide rates for middle-aged men (men between the ages of 45 and 65) have jumped up almost 45% between 1999 and 2015.Medicine doctor hand working with modern computer interface as concept

This isn’t an insignificant figure.

Why are more middle-aged men contemplating and moving through with suicide?

Though the researchers behind this new information have been trying to figure out exactly why middle-aged men in specific are so likely to commit suicide, the truth of the matter is that doctors in these organizations still aren’t quite sure of why this specific group more than maybe any other is so susceptible to suicide today as opposed to in the past.

However there are some theories, and the real answer is likely an amalgamation of most of these theories combining with one another to create a “perfect storm”, so to speak.

Men today are under a significant amount of pressure, maybe more than they have ever been placed under in the past. Because of technology, the world today is constantly changing, of all things, and morphing right underneath our feet.

Once stable jobs and careers are completely disappearing, the role of the band in romantic relationships has shifted, more and more men feel disconnected from their families and their communities, and the old “rights of initiation” into manhood have slipped into the past and disappeared almost all together.

Each and every one of these contributing factors – combined with the “instant gratification and almost instant disappointment” culture that the world is moving towards play a significant role in how these middle-aged men feel about themselves.

Depression is up (as evidenced by the significant spike in sales of prescription antidepressants and visits to therapy), but men feel like they are still left behind – especially those that realize that they are “glory days” and prime are steadily behind them.