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Control Herpes Outbreaks by Avoiding Stress

    Monday, December 28th, 2009No Commented
    Categorized Under: Stress

    Herpes Stress

    Herpes Stress

    There are many factors that can lead to a herpes outbreak. Among these is stress, diet or even the weather. However, stress is the most common. We need to further define stress as it has many forms. There are two aspects worthy of consideration as they have an effect on the immune system which can in turn cause an outbreak.

    The first aspect is stress brought on by an irritating influence. By this we mean anything that can change your mood negatively. A person can be the source of this type of stress or even a particular situation or circumstance you find yourself in. Often, it can be the combination of both elements. You can include anger and even deep anxiety in this category. Of course, the other element that determines your vulnerability to an outbreak is whether or not the situation can be resolved or avoided. The longer the negative feeling builds and persist the greater your chances of developing an outbreak.

    In a situation like this, one suggestion is to always practice remaining calm so as not to let it affect you and, in turn, affect your health. Easier said than done – true. And for some of us it will take practice but well worth it.

    A second aspect is stress as a result of fatigue. What is not meant is the fatigue one feels after exercise. What is being referred to here is the “chronic” feeling of always being tired and not being able to rest. The feeling can last for days or months. Unfortunately, we’re only human and are susceptible to these types of stresses. In a situation such as long hours at work, fatigue and frustration usually occur at the same time. If you are constantly working and you throw in an unhealthy dose of frustration, a herpes outbreak is likely to occur depending on how well you’re able to handle it. This escalates because now that the outbreak has happened, the outbreak itself becomes another source of stress.

    Stress cannot always be eliminated. The best thing you can do is take a break. Stop, relax or even walk away for a moment or two. Remember to place a marker in that book, save your work on the computer or highlight where you left off so that the stress does not return because you can’t recall where you left off before you took that break.

    There are a number of all natural products that can treat outbreaks and even prevent them from occurring. But, managing your stress is the key. This is harder to do in real life since the pressures of living cause stress and cannot be avoided. The tips above have helped many get through the day without having as many outbreaks. Watching your diet and investing in a great all natural method for keeping outbreaks under control won’t hurt either.

    Tips to a Brighter Smile

      Monday, December 21st, 2009No Commented
      Categorized Under: Teeth

      Whiten Teeth

      Whiten Teeth

      One of the first things you notice about someone when having a conversation with them is their teeth. Since the mouth moves when speaking, the eyes cannot help but notice it. Dental hygeine is extremely important and many people let their teeth go and skip checkups. However, even without dental visits, there are a number of things you can do to keep your teeth healthy and white.

      Natural teeth whiteners are a great way to maintain a bright smile. If you deal with people on a regular basis it may be a good idea to have your teeth whitened. It is also a good idea when compared to high priced dental procedures for the same results. However, some individuals feel that teeth whitening is an acceptable substitute for brushing and general oral hygiene. That would be a mistake. Teeth whitening is cosmetic at best and enhances the look of your teeth but it does not address total dental and oral hygiene.

      Here are some helpful tips for oral health:

      • Brush teeth twice a day.
      • Use soft bristles since they cause less damage to teeth and gums
      • Use fluoride toothpaste.
      • Gently and thoroughly brush each side of every tooth and the gums.
      • Tongue cleaning using a scraper or toothbrush is also very effective in preventing bad breath.
      • Always rinse your toothbrush under water after use.
      • Always store your toothbrush in a clean dry place.
      • Do not share your toothbrush to prevent the spreading of germs.
      • Replace your toothbrush or toothbrush heads as often as possible.
      • Drink water after meals.
      • Use dental floss to clean between your teeth.
      • Don’t smoke. It stains your teeth and can also lead to disease in the mouth.

      Are your teeth still not white? Then go ahead and break out the teeth whiteners. But always remember to do the above each day and you’ll be on your way to maintaining a healthy smile.

      Cholesterol Medication Side Effects

        Monday, December 14th, 2009No Commented
        Categorized Under: General Health

        Cholesterol Side Effects

        Cholesterol Side Effects

        Any prescription medication usually has side effects. Most of these side effects are unpleasant. The reason most people deal with side prescription effects is because they would rather put up with them than the condition the medication is supposed to treat. What arises from this is a need to have new medications prescribed to deal with the side effects and so begins the vicious cycle of drug use. This is why natural supplements for the management of cholesterol levels are always recommended since they contain zero to no side effects.

        Many of the well-known drugs used to treat high cholesterol fall under the drug category known as statins. These include popular brands such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and Pravachol. Common side effects are nausea or muscle soreness due to kidney malfunction. It is important to know and understand the risks of taking prescription medication sand how they interact with other drugs.

        There is a condition known as Rhabdomyolysis where muscle protein and myoglobin are released into the blood stream. The break down of proteins and other materials create toxins that enter the kidneys. This is dangerous because it can completely shut down the kidneys in the extreme cases. Not all patients diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis experience muscle pain and weakness but it is a common symptom along with nausea and vomiting, fever, dark urine and abnormal fatigue.

        In some of the worse cases prescription drugs for cholesterol can cause myopathy, which is an acquired muscle disease where the patient suffers from muscle pain, tenderness or muscle weakness. In this condition, there is a breakdown of the muscles, which releases muscle protein into the blood. As the kidneys process those muscle proteins, they begin to breakdown as well. That condition is known as renal failure which is a high price to pay for treating high cholesterol.

        There are a number of natural alternatives that have been very successful in the treatment of high cholesterol. Natural supplements along with a balanced diet and exercise create a powerful combination for overall health.