Different kinds of skin ailments like Psoriasis,Acne,Eczema and Urticaria

Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic, non contagious skin disorder that appears in many different forms and can affect any part of the body, including the nails and scalp. The skin, in the patches that are affected, substituted it self at a much quicker rate than the rest of skin normally does.

Acne is presentation of skin ailments which usually occurs in adolescence especially with a strong family history of allergic disorders. Severe acne can be lead to serious and permanent scaring.

Eczema generally appears as dry or weeping, intensely itchy skins with raised areas that look like small blisters.

Urticaria refers to a group of disorders in which red patches and weals occur in the skin due to release of chemicals from mast cells.

How prevent heart atttack - A chat with Dr Devi shetty (Heart Specialist, Narayana Hrudayalaya ,Bangalore )

A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty , Narayana Hrudayalaya ( Heart Specialist) Bangalore was arranged. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.
Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart ?

Ans:1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil 2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime 3. Quit smoking4. Control weight 5. Control blood pressure and sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Ans: No

Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints .

Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient.

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
Ans: Yoga helps.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad .

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, edentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy?
Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart ? What precautions would you recommend?
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
Ans : No.

Qn: How would you define junk food?
Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and even masala dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food?
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans : No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?
Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise? Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ...

Panel discussion on ‘Alternative Medicine’ on Sunday, 8th July BANGALORE,INDIA

Are pleased to announce
a panel discussion on
‘Alternative Medicine’
as part of a series of Panel discussions on
Consumerism and Health Care
The Panelists:
R Vathsala Moderator
B N Sathyanarayana Rao Allopathy
Jyothi Nayar Ayurvedic
Y V Ashwathnarayana Consumer activist
R Nagarathna Yoga
B S Manjunath Homeopathy
Darshan Shankar Scientist / Statistician
Date: Sunday, 8th July 2007
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Place: Basavarajendra Seminar Hall
Bangalore Medical College, Fort. B’Lore

All are Welcome Admission Free

Aboriginal Tea Tree Oil: "Medicine Chest in a Bottle"

Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree oil for hundreds of years made from the sticky leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant and it is known to cure many common ailments from athlete's foot to headaches and it can be used on your pet's ear mites as well.

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Siddha -a new alternative Treatment method for rare diseases

Siddha system of medicine, like Ayurveda, is equally ancient system. The name seems to have been derived from siddhars, or saintly persons, and eighteen of them are believed to have contributed in its development. The principles and doctrines of this system, both fundamental and applied, have a close similarity to Ayurveda.
The strength of the Siddha system like in its ability in treating most types of diseases other than emergency cases. The system is effective in treating sexually transmitted disease, urinary tract infections, liver and gastro-intestinal tracts ailments, general debility, postpartum anaemia, diarrhoea, arthritis and allergic disorders.

Unani medicine and treatment for piles & fistula-in-ano

Unani System :

Unani system of medicines and treatment may seemingly look like Ayurveda but there are subtle differences. The system is based on humoral theory or those relating to he body fluids, in particular (of immunity) involving the action of circulating antibodies.
The four bodily humors are blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile. This in turn denotes a person as sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric or melancholic. Likewise the medicinal plants too are assigned temperament. The drug’s formulation depends on the four facets as mentioned earlier.
The treatment here comprises of three components: Preventive, promotive and curative. Thus far this seem to have done well. The Unani systems of medicines have specialized on rheumatic arthritis, jaundice, filariasis, eczema, psoriasis, sinusitis and bronchial asthma. Like other Indian systems of medicine Unani researchers too have embarked upon to find solutions for HIV/AIDS, cancer, cardio-vascular disorders and TB.

Unani medicine and treatment for piles & fistula-in-ano

The Government Hospital attached to Ayurveda Unani Tibbia Collage has 110 beds with O.P.D. and attached laboratories. Patients are admitted and treated free of cost. The Surgical Department headed by Dr. K. K. Sijoria has been doing highly appreciable work in Anorectal surgery. This hospital has become famous for treatment of piles & fistula-in-ano. The Medical & Gyneie Departments have also been rendering good services to the suffering humanity.
Contact Address:
New Delhi

Gonorrhea -sexually transmitted diseases - Treatment and Symptoms

Gonorrhea is amongst the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world and is caused by Gram-negative bacterium Neisseria gonorrheae. The term comes from Greek γονόρροια (gonórrhoia), literally "flow of seed"; in ancient times it was incorrectly believed that the pus discharge associated with the disease contained semen.
The first place this bacterium infects is usually the columnar epithelium of the urethra and endocervix. Non-genital sites in which it thrives are in the rectum, the oropharynx and the conjunctivae of the eyes. The vulva and vagina in women are usually spared because they are lined by stratified epithelial cells—in women the cervix is the usual first site of infection.
Gonorrhea spreads during sexual intercourse, whereby the infected partner need not be human.[1] Infected women also can pass gonorrhea to their newborn infants during delivery, causing eye infections (conjunctivitis) in their babies (which if left untreated, can cause blindness). Doctors have often attempted to treat this immediately by applying small amounts of silver nitrate to the eyes of all newborn babies. Gonorrhea among females can also be transmitted from one individual to another via contact to surfaces that may still be damp from prior contact.
Symptoms :
The incubation period varies from two to 14 days with most symptoms occurring between days 2 and 5 after being infected from an infected partner. A small number of people may be asymptomatic for up to a year. Between 30–60% of women with gonorrhea are asymptomatic or have subclinical disease.[2] The woman may complain of vaginal discharge, difficulty urinating (dysuria), off-cycle menstrual bleeding, or bleeding after sexual intercourse. The cervix may appear anywhere from normal to the extreme of marked cervical inflammation (cervicitis) with pus. Infection of the urethra (urethritis) causes little dysuria or pus. The combination of urethritis and cervicitis on examination strongly supports a gonorrhea diagnosis, as both sites are infected in most gonorrhea patients.
More advanced symptoms, which may indicate development of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), include cramps and pain, bleeding between menstrual periods, vomiting, or fever. It is not unusual for men to have asymptomatic gonorrhea. Men may complain of pain on urinating and thick, copious, urethral pus discharge (also known as gleet) is the most common presentation. Examination may show a reddened external urethral meatus. Ascending infection may involve the epididymis, testicles or prostate gland causing symptoms such as scrotal pain or swelling.
Herbs used in treatment Gonorrhea

Balipoovu (Aerva Lanata) Flowers of Kerala

Balipoovu (Aerva lanata) is a herbaceous plant that produces clusters of tiny white to pale red flowers.The other names of balipoovu are cherula and cherpula. Balipoovu is also spelt balippoovu, balipoove, balippoove, bali poovu and other variations.
This herb is used in Ayurveda medicine. The main usable part is root.
The plant is often sites as the best cure for kidney stones.There are different decoctions prepared from this plant, which are used in treating such serious diseases like gonorrhea, problems to kidney and bladder, diabetes, etc. Decoctions prepared from the root of this plant are also used in the treatment of different kinds of headaches.
Aerva lanata belongs to the family amaranthaceae.

Warm water and the prevention of heart attacks

This is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.

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 - You 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. A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms,diagnosis and treatments

prostate cancer can be a life-altering experience. It requires making some very difficult decisions about treatments that can affect not only the life of the man diagnosed, but also the lives of his family members in significant ways for many years to come

What is prostate ?

Roughly the size of a walnut and situated around the neck of the bladder, the prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system and is vital in the production of semen.
The tube through which the urine passes is called the urethra, which goes through the prostate gland.
If the prostate enlarges, then the urethra narrows and urination problems occur.
The prostate is also the centre for a bundle of sexual nerves, which is why prostate problems can cause impotence.

Source : http://www.thepcrf.org/your_prostate/

Prostate Ayuvedic treatment :

Prostate Support
Servings per Container 60 vegetarian capsules per bottle 500 mg. each
Reccommened Dosage - 1 Capsule two times daily
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Ingredients: Each Capsule contains Saw Palmetto 45% extract 320 mg. Shilajit 20% extract 75 mg., Turmeric extract 50mg., Tribulus extract 30mg., Mucuna extract 20mg.
Sexual System (male)
Saw Palmetto (berries) alleviate Enlarged Prostate: research
Saw Palmetto inhibits the conversion of Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the Prostate and blocks the attachment of Dihydrotestosterone to cellular binding sites, subsequently increasing the breakdown and excretion of Dihydrotestosterone. researchSaw Palmetto reduces the activity of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) in the Prostate by up to 66% (excessive Prostate EGF activity has been implicated in Enlarged Prostate). research
Saw Palmetto also acts directly on the Prostate in cases of Enlarged Prostate to reduce the Pain and Inflammation associated with Enlarged Prostate (due to Lipids in Saw Palmetto).Part of the beneficial effect of Saw Palmetto in the treatment of Enlarged Prostate relates to its ability to relax the Smooth Muscle at the Bladder outlet (thereby preventing the Urinary urgency and Frequent Urination that occurs in Enlarged Prostate patients).In most cases of Enlarged Prostate, treatment with Saw Palmetto causes some results to become apparent after six to eight weeks, although maximum improvement normally does not occur until six months of Saw Palmetto treatment.
Saw Palmetto Inhibits these Potentially Toxic Substances

source : http://www.tattvasherbs.com/prostatesupport.htm

Prostate Homeopathic treatment :
The system of homeopathic medicine has a promising role to offer for the treatment of various diseases associated with prostate gland, inclusive of all its variants. Homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicines, can address majority of these problems effectively, gently and without using knife.Homeopathic approach towards prostate diseasesThe unique feature of Homeopathy philosophy is that Homeopathy aims at treating the patient who is diseased rather than merely treating the diseased organs of the patient. 'Treat the patient, not the disease' is a dictum practiced by homeopaths over 200 years. This simply means that the disease should not be treated superficially as if it is an independent entity in the body. Instead it is perceived that every disease is a result of the dysfunction of the whole body, as every system in the human body is interlinked. When we approach the patient with the idea of 'treating the patient and not the disease,' it is important to note that the disease gets automatically treated when the 'patient as a whole' is treated. This holds true with prostate diseases also. Whether it is prostatitis or prostate enlargement Homeopathy perceives this as total affliction of body and not of the prostate gland alone. The basic approach in homeopathy is to evaluate the diseases of prostate in its whole extent, whereby a lot of emphasis is given to the patient as a whole besides minutely studying various aspects of the prostate disorders. This is called as totalistic approach. Moreover, homeopathy firmly believes in enhancing body's own curative power to maintain the healthy status. The homeopathic approach is to enhance body's own healing capacity so that the deep-rooted maladies can be removed from the roots.


Different types incurable diseases treatments

Try Dr. Richard Schulze's incurable program...he had an underground clinic 20 yof 20 years of reading and study and research and that which probably ears and healed many of the worse kinds of incurable illnesses. I know people with cancer cured with his save your life videos and treatment.Here is his website and formulas. Call 1-800-herbdoc and ask to receive hos informative free catalog and free bimonthly newsletter. Research him on line. (look at his index for cancer treatment which I am sure is the incurables but it might list other side (it's in his catalog page) go below
Here is the summary of his program (you can make his formulas if you can't avoid..look up how to make tinctures and use bulk herbs, preferably organic/wildcrafted. Most of his formulas use one part of each herbs...a few use 2 parts of some but if you don't have the exact formula, don't worry. The only notable exception is intestinal cleanses formula one uses 7 parts psyllium to one or two parts of the other herbs.)Extremely worthwhile videos (12 hours) are his save your life videos available amazon/eBay/ or from Sam Biser's (Bizer??) website.also go to http://curezone.com/
and also
Read this book for what foods help and prevent cancers and specific diseases (food your miracle medicine)http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...Get Anne Frahm's book and her husband http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/det...Also see Doctor Lorraine Day, a medical doctor who cured herself of breast cancer...hear her tapes http://www.drday.com/Get the video "Hoxsey when healing becomes a crime" (or the quack who cured cancer" (eBay/amazon) and use his Hoxsey formula (available/online or health food store.Also try Essiac tea (research Renee Caisse)--online/health food store to get itAlso look at Solomon Wickey's cancer diet (http://amywelborn.typepad.com/openbook/2...Also see Linda Rector page's book "healthy healing" and the book "prescription for nutritional healing " James and Phyllis ) or something like that is author)Although my mother and I went to him and I personally feel he is a Carleton, I do feel his diet is good (people say they got results..I strongly felt he was a fake though)..you may use real maple syrup and raw honey as a sweetener on his diet and Bragg's amino acids or dulse/seaweed flakes as a salt. But if only doing one thing do Schulze's incurable...it is the foundation and these others are excellent supplements. It is best to use only organic/wildcrafted herbs as these are 7-10 times higher in the pytochemicals that cure and prevent disease. Do. Schulze I believe has the best products on the market. See why his products are the best at herbdoc.com. His tapes/etc are also very good.Copy and print this information. It is the condensing of 20 years of reading and study and research and that which probably only 1 in 10,000 people knows. I believe God led me to this information to help others. I have read over 1000 books on the topic as well. This information could save the lives of you or someone you know someday..Good luck!Also there is a direct link with prostrate cancer and milk. Substitute rice, almond, oat, or soy milks and soy or rice cheeses and dairy products like tofuetti (ice cream) and soy yogurts.There are suggestions for food that help prevent/cure inhe book listed above (food your miracle medicine) for prostate cancer.Do the incurables program with out delay and as many of these other things as you can.Juice often --the best veggie juice is beet-40%, carrrot -40%, and kale (or other green) -20% and the best fruit juice is apple 40%, grape 40% and berry 20%also see Dr. John R. Christopher's work (healing legacy.com I think it is)..he trained Dr. Schulze.Get him on Schulze's superfood formula without delay. Good luck!

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Ayurvedic treatment for leukemia (Cancer)

Constipation is a frequent cause of distress in advanced cancer. A palliative care unit in Kerala, a southern state of India, conducted a controlled trial comparing a liquid Ayurvedic (herbal) preparation (Misrakasneham) with a conventional laxative tablet (Sofsena) in the management of opioid-induced constipation in patients with advanced cancer. Although there was no statistically significant difference in the apparent degree of laxative action between the two, the results indicate that the small volume of the drug required for effective laxative action, the tolerable taste, the once-daily dose, the acceptable side effect profile, and the low cost make Misrakasneham a good choice for prophylaxis in opioid-induced constipation. There is a need for further studies of Ayurvedic medicines in palliative care.

Author : Dr. P. R. Ramesh, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal (P. O.), Malappuram Dist., 676 503, Kerala, India

Treatment avilabale at : Pain and Palliative Care Clinic, Kottakkal, Kerala, India

Herbal Treatment for Chikungunya and Tomato fever

the original word and meaning is chickUn guniya meaning, "bent bones" in an african language from where it was originated.

No vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for chikungunya fever is available. Treatment is symptomatic--rest, fluids, and ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol may relieve symptoms of fever and aching. Aspirin should be avoided Infected persons should be protected from further mosquito exposure (staying indoors and/or under a mosquito net during the first few days of illness) so that they can't contribute to the transmission cycle.
Source : http://www.biojournals.com/treatment%20of%20chicken%20gunia.html

Herbal Treatment for Chikun Gunya :

Eupatorium perfoliatum is a herb medicine used for chikungunya

More Details about Eupatorium perfoliatum :

This perennial herb can reach a height of 1.5m. Its stout, hairy stem bears opposite pointed leaves united at the base so as to seem perforated by the stem. These are finely toothed, rough above, downy and resinous below. The terminal flower clusters are white and reminiscent of yarrow. It grows in damp pastures and wet ground throughout eastern and central North America
This herbs can cure Diaphoretic, febrifuge, aperient, cathartic, emetic, tonic, antispasmodic, relaxes mucous membranes and peripheral blood vessels, peripheral vasodilator, cholagogue, gentle laxative, expectorant, promotes bile flow

Source: www.purplesage.org.uk/profiles/boneset.htm

Note : Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Dengue fever - A wide spreading fever

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection, which annually affects about 20 million people.
It is also nicknamed "break bone fever".
About 24,000 people worldwide die from dengue each year.
It is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, Southern America, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-east Asia and the Western Pacific.
Symptoms of Dengue fever
Dengue fever has symptoms which can be very similar initially to flu.
Most people who get it will suffer from headaches and fever. Some get rashes, aches and pains and their symptoms usually last for two or three days.
An infected person can feel tired for up to three months, but will not usually need treatment.

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/health/03/travel_health/diseases/html/dengue.stm

Treatment recomnded for dengue fever :
Aspirin ( Not Recomneded)
Codeine: An opioid analgesic related to MORPHINE but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects

Note :
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatment of Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease
Widespread, diffuse disease of the colon results in typical features of inflammation including fever, malaise, and loss of appetite. Since the colon absorbs excess water from food matter, impairment of this process can cause diarrhea. Mucosal ulcerations seen in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can bleed and can be a cause of chronic anemia. When gut inflammation is particularly aggressive, the disease process can become toxic with impairment of the muscular function of the colon

Treatment of Crohn's Disease :
The treatment avialable in mayo clinic,

(Synonyms: ileitis, regional enteritis)
Mayo Clinic is recognized internationally for its excellence in treating Crohn's disease. Each year about 2,000 patients with Crohn's disease come to Mayo Clinic for care. Gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, radiologists and pathologists work together to diagnose and treat Crohn's disease. At Mayo Clinic, patients have access to the latest therapies and leading experts and researchers on Crohn's disease. Surgery is necessary in some cases. Mayo's colorectal surgery program is one of the largest in the world. Mayo surgeons are at the forefront of minimally invasive surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranked No. 1 among U.S. hospitals in the specialty of digestive disorders in the 2006 U.S. News Best Hospitals ranking.

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U.S. scientists hold talks with AIMS for research on breast cancer

Scientists from the New York University School of Medicine are here for preliminary talks with the Amrita Cancer Institute at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) for collaboration on world-wide research on breast cancer.
In a project promoted by the New York University, three other centres apart from New York have been identified for a multi-disciplinary study on advanced breast cancer. Cape Town in South Africa, Mexico City, Mexico and Kochi were listed as study centres considering the increased number of breast cancers reported from these places.
Paolo Toniolo, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who is involved in studying the role of hormones and nutrition in cancers in women, especially in the breast, will be heading the medical team in the study.
"We have the study in two parts. One is to identify the biological reasons as to why some women respond well to treatment even in advanced stages of breast cancer, while some do not respond even in the early stages. A clue in this regard will help modify the treatment of cancer according to the ability of the patient's response," said Prof. Toniolo.
The second part of the study is the socio-cultural and biological factors related to the diagnosis of breast cancer. Kristin Bright is the overall programme coordinator for the research project at the University in collecting data on the international level from the three outside centres.
"My job is to document social, cultural and economic factors influencing the late diagnosis of breast cancer in women. It may be fear, poverty, ignorance or the last priority that a woman gets in a household. Or it may be a combination of all factors", said Prof. Bright, who is a medical anthropologist.
A study would help the oncologists and the public health authorities to intervene in the right manner to check cancers of breast, which are being increasingly reported in developing countries, said Prof. Toniolo. The U.S. has the largest number of cases of breast cancer, he added.
From various studies taken up in different parts of the world, it is now known that the increase in breast cancer is because of change in lifestyle, said Prof. Toniolo. The genetic factors play only a 10 per cent role, he said. The rest are factors related to environmental and lifestyle changes, he added.
The socio-cultural background is essential here since it is a lifestyle disease. Prof. Bright will be preparing the questionnaire after interacting with patients and will be modifying the questions to suit the cultural demand.

About AIMS (Amritha Institute of Medical Science)

Healthcare with a Heart: AIMS founder, Sri Mata Amritananadamayi (known as Amma), envisioned creating a not-for-profit top hospital in Kerala, India where the poor could have access to advanced medical care in an atmosphere of love and compassion. AIMS is now a world -class institution of medicine, academics, and research.

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Amrita Lane,Elamakkara P.O., Kochi, Kerala, India
Year Established: 1998


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Breast cancer cure for young girls

Breast cancer is the fifth most common cancer. Mostly found in womens over 30s.In the United States, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, and the second most common cause of cancer death in women
Early breast cancer can in some cases present as breast pain (mastodynia) or a painful lump. Since the advent of breast mammography, breast cancer is most frequently discovered as an asymptomatic nodule on a mammogram, before any symptoms are present. A lump under the arm or above the collarbone that does not go away may be present. Other possible symptoms or medical signs include nipple discharge, bleeding from the nipple, new nipple inversion, and changes in the skin overlying the breast, often resembling an orange peel, known as peau d'orange.When breast cancer associates with skin inflammation, this is known as inflammatory breast cancer. In inflammatory breast cancer, the breast tumor itself is causing an inflammatory reaction of the skin, and this can cause pain, swelling, warmth, and redness throughout the entire breast.
Changes in the appearance or shape of the breast can raise suspicions of breast cancer.
Another reported symptom complex of breast cancer is Paget's disease of the breast. This syndrome presents as eczematoid skin changes at the nipple, and is a late manifestation of an underlying breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Ayurvedic Treatment :
The treatment of breast cancer is divided into two different drugs: Drugs for general treatment and Drugs for specific treatment. The general treatment is based on the drugs which subdue the abnormal growth, clean the blood and muscular tissues, restore the balance of the bodily systems, maintain the stamina and heal the ulceration.
The specific treatment depends upon the condition of the breast cancer that is drug for neuralgic condition, drug for hard tumor, drug for lipoma, drug for myoma, drug for angioma, drug for neoplasm developed within the ulcer or wound and drug for adenoma.
Breast Cancer Alternative Medicines :
Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. - "Conventional cancer therapy is so toxic and dehumanizing that I fear it far more than I fear death from cancer. We know that conventional therapy doesn't work--if it did, you would not fear cancer any more than you fear pneumonia. It is the utter lack of certainty as to the outcome of conventional treatment that virtually screams for more freedom of choice in the area of cancer therapy. Yet most alternative therapies regardless of potential or proven benefit, are outlawed, which forces patients to submit to the failures that we know don't work, because there's no other choice."

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