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Seroquel – Treating Schizophrenia, Bipolar

Seroquel is used to treat the symptoms of several different psychotic conditions. Schizophrenia , manic depression, and bipolar disorder can be treated with this medication in adults and in children who are at least 10 years old. Warning Before Taking Seroquel Seroquel is not to be used in psychotic conditions that are related to dementia. Sudden death, pneumonia, or heart failure can occur in older adults with dementia-related conditions, if they take this medication. Other conditions to discuss with a physician before taking Seroquel include liver or kidney disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, seizures or epilepsy, liver or kidney disease, thyroid disorders, a history of low white blood cell counts, high cholesterol or triglycerides, trouble swallowing, or a personal or family history of diabetes . Administration of Seroquel Always take this medicine exactly as it is prescribed. A patient's doctor will increase or decrease the dosage to ensure that the patient sees

Stem Cell Tourism – A Scam or Frontier Science?

This paints a picture of a scam being propagated using the desperation and hope of people who are willing to try anything to help themselves or their loved ones. “One thing you can be guaranteed is that these places will tell you exactly what you want to hear” says Dr. Andrew Fergusson of the Christian Medical Fellowship, an international union of doctors and academics committed to ethical medical treatment that abides by Christian values. “Clinics like these are using patients as Human Guinea Pigs to test and assess their treatments…they all want to break into the US market but their treatments are not recognised, yet anyway.” Dr. J, who does not want to be named and runs such a clinic, said that the only reason he operates in Central America is because the regulation in the USA prevents him from getting any funding. “My research has shown real progress and has definite human applications for diabetes and cirrhosis of the liver, but I have been denied funding because I have not do

Anaemia and Neurological Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

With its central role in cell growth and energy production, vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is vital to the functioning of every cell in the body. The importance of this vitamin means that B12 deficiencies can have wide-ranging and serious effects. What Causes Vitamin B12 Deficiencies? Vitamin B12 is an “essential” nutrient; this is, it must be obtained from food because it cannot be produced within the body. In the standard human diet, the major sources of vitamin B12 are animal products such as meat, milk and eggs. Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur in the following situations. when there is too little B12 in the diet. This is most commonly the case in vegans, who do not eat any animal products. when B12 is absorbed poorly from the food in the digestive system. This has many possible causes, including lack of a substance called intrinsic factor, which aids B12 absorption; surgical removal of part of the intestine (e.g. to treat Crohn’s disease); and the side-effects of c

Human Eyes - Strange Facts and Health Related Problems

As well as conveying emotion, eyes can reveal a surprising amount about a person’s health and age. Doctors always check eyes during a physical examination as they can reflect disease and other problems. In their book , Body Signs , Joan Liebmann-Smith and Jacqueline Nardi Egan discuss some interesting facts about eyes. The Skin around the Eyes The skin below the eye is thinner than in other parts of the body and for this reason it often appears dark as the blood is closer to the surface. If the dark circles are more pronounced than usual, this could be due to aging, medications such as aspirin, eczema, hormonal issues, allergies and excess time in the sun. Bags and swelling under the eyes can be caused by crying, hormonal changes during menstruation and pregnancy , alcohol and certain medicines. A more serious cause is an underactive thyroid. Occasionally small growths appear on the eyelids. These may be yellowish in color and are caused by fatty deposits under the skin. T

Super Immunity Foods to Improve Glandular Conditions

The role of the glandular or lymphatic system of the body is primarily to help get rid of toxins and cleanse the body of debris, while lymph nodes carry cells used to fight infection. Other organs identified as being part of the lymphatic system, include the tonsils, spleen and thymus. Understanding Glandular (Lymphatic) Conditions There are a range of different health conditions which are associated as linked with problems in the glandular centre or lymphatic system, such as some forms of cancer. In Super Immunity Foods , Goulart (2009) highlights glandular conditions, to include the following: hypothyroid disorder hyperthyroid disorder adrenal disorders obesity breast cancer prostate cancer osteoporosis infertility diabetes bacterial infections viral infection Health conditions relating to the glandular or lymphatic system, which are particularly relevant today, include obesity and diabetes. Both diabetes type 2 and obesity are recognised as being linked, with many obe

Celiac Artery Compression Syndrome - Symptoms

Celiac artery compression syndrome is a rare abdominal disorder that goes by many names, including celiac axis syndrome, median arcuate ligament syndrome and Dunbar syndrome. The celiac artery runs from the stomach along the border of the small intestine, providing blood flow to these areas. It can become compressed by the median arcuate ligament that is attached to the diaphragm. When this happens, blood flow to the abdomen may be decreased when patients breathe out. Unexplained weight loss and abdominal pain Two symptoms are most commonly associated with CACS: abdominal pain after meals weight loss The most common symptom associated with CACS is abdominal pain after eating. Many patients experience severe pain in the upper abdomen after a large meal, though small meals may also cause problems. Some people report that the pain worsens when they breathe out. Patients experiencing severe pain after eating often begin avoiding meals or cutting back on food to prevent this problem.