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The Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Reviewed

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE as it is commonly known. This is a disease that affects the immune system where it starts to affect healthy cells and therefore causes inflammation. It is not curable but the treatments can be treated. The survival rates are very high so it is not a health problem that is insurmountable. However it is important that the individuals watch out for the signs so that they are prepared for all the eventualities.

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1.Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) imitates many of the common conditions and therefore it is very difficult to diagnose accurately. The estimation can work for a time but it is not foolproof. It is also quite unpredictable which increases the problems for the clinicians.

2.The people that have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) will complaint of fever and general malaise. The joint pains are a sign that something is very wrong with the person but they might be misdiagnosed. The patient will also complain about chronic fatigue as well a loss of some cognitive abilities.

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Eczema – Skin Disorder

Eczema is an allergic, inflammatory and irritating skin infection. It can be caused by wrist watches and strap,
zinc coated jeans, perfumes and scents, hair dyes, fur, hair of pet animals, certain colors, synthetic clothes, dust, mould spores, certain plants, flowers, vegetables, bright sunlight or extremely cold winds. Holistic approach is called for to look for other allergens and disease-related causes. Some allergens and hypersensitivity is quite well known to many patients who can stay free from eczema. Certain insecticides, pesticides, fumes, gases can also be trigger points.

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The disease gets chronic, either there is oozing from the scratched site or else it is simply a raised, inflamed and itching condition, but intense itching is a common symptom. Allergic eczema is more difficult to educe, as the there could be specific objects that are capable to cause onset of this disorder. Eczema spreading by contact is a common form of the malady. Those working in gas, chemical, drug manufacturing units are the general victims. The disease is liable to spread by contact with an infected person object.

Ayurvedic Remedies

Oils of Lemon Balm, Geranium, Chamomile or lavender can be used in 1 % or still lower concentration by mixing with acqeous cream, thicker cream, vegetable oil or ointment. It is prudent to watch reaction on the skin of all these herbal oils, by testing them on your skin one-by-one. Oil compresses are useful when the involved area is large. Drop 5 drops to 1 / 2 litre water and then use.

To hasten healing and reduce inflammation, use Marigold or Comfrey. Prepare a cream or ointment from either of the said herbal oils and apply locally.

Chickweed (stellaria Media) is of unquestioned value to calm itching which is a common feature of eczema. You can use it in the form or cream/ointment, or prepare an infusion and then use as a cold compress, which will suit more when the eczema is dry.

For moist or weeping eczema, apply, in neat or cream form, Red clover or Hearteas. Oil (diluted in some vegetable oil) of Evening Primrose will give soothing and healing relief, if applied locally. Nettle and Red clover possess quality of blood-cleaning, and should be used in the form of infusions.

Decoctions of yellow Dock or Burdock can also be used for the said purpose. Dandalion root is extolled as toner of liver. It also gently clears the bowels but should be used as a decoction.

Cleavers (Galium Aparme) is also famous for removing toxins through kidneys, but should be used as an infusion. You can mix up both the herbs and prepare a mixture but must not be used beyond three weeks.

Take pound root of kasaundi and reduce to fine powder form, mix the same in kanji and then apply the paste over affected area. It will deal with Eczema effectively.

Precaution

Precaution is better than cure therefore avoid scratching with your nails or any object like brush, if pruritis is unbearable. Keep the surface free from dust, heat, known allergens, and known eatables. Do not use any soap, detergents or oil which precipitates the disease.

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Hemorrhoid Treatments Online

A good number of people are looking for hemorrhoid treatments online because it’s to embarrassing to talk about. It’s definitely one of the last things I would want anyone to know about me. So if I can prevent these awful things and get treatments without anyone finding out, bingo that works for me. Hemorrhoids also called piles are basically caused from straining from hard stools and irregular bowel movements. Of all the vital organs of the body the one that suffers the most abuse from dietary habits is the colon.

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Hemorrhoids may occur either near the opening of the anus (external hemorrhoids) or inside the anal canal (internal hemorrhoids).

*External hemorrhoids may be painful but usually do not need medical treatment unless a clot develops.

*Internal hemorrhoids usually do not cause pain. But they can itch, cause a pressure sensation, and make it difficult to clean the anal area.

There are some different treatments for hemorrhoids but most seem to focus on the symptoms and not the cause. Well I’m all for relieving the pain and all that but I also want it to stop and get to the root of the problem. The doctors and drug companies treat the symptoms not the cause. They want you to come back and buy their products so they can make money. If they treat the cause, they don’t continue to take your money. Makes sense (dollars actually) for them but not for the person with hemorrhoids. One option is having surgery to have them removed but that does not guarantee that the problem may not occur again.

The best things you can do to prevent this is have a high fiber diet. Eat a lot of whole grains, fruits and veggies. Doctors recommend eating between 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day. Drink plenty of water and get some sort of regular exercise. These should help you pass your stools much more easily and prevent you from getting these darn things. Now we can get back to our stressful lives.

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Natural Astringents And Toners

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Throughout your daily life, you can encounter many situations that may end in a cut or two. While there are numerous synthetic medications that have been created to help heal minor cuts and abrasions, if you have sensitive skin, or are trying to live an organic life, these creams and lotions can often be less than desirable. There are natural remedies you are able to use that can heal your cuts, but without various chemicals and other unnatural ingredients. Making a natural antiseptic salve is easy and will help heal your natural body with natural ingredients.

Some of the Natural Antiseptics:

1. Lemon

Lemon has antiseptic properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function and the lymphatic, circulatory, and digestive systems. It is antibacterial and is beneficial for the skin. To sterilise the air, simply add a few drops of lemon to a spray bottle. To purify soy or rice milk, simply add two drops of lemon. Lemon can be used to treat verrucas, insect bits, and tension headaches. It can also be used for sore throats, in pruritis of the scrotum, in uterine haemmorhage after delivery, or as a lotion in sunburn.

2. Honey

Honey is a natural antiseptic and there are several studies on how honey has been used to treat wounds. Applying honey to wounds helps to prevent infections, as it contains antimicrobial agents that kill the bacteria in and around the wound. Many types of bacteria cannot survive in honey so the wound heals, swelling eases, and the tissues can regrow. Honey is also great for treating ulcers and burns. When treating diarrhea, honey promotes the rehydration of the body and more quickly clears the diarrhea and any vomiting and stomach upsets.

3. Pineapple

Pineapple is high in vitamins A, C, and B, and is rich in manganese, which is an essential part of certain enzymes that are necessary for metabolising proteins and carbohydrates. The pineapple enzyme, bromelain, is used for digesting proteins, and white it does so, it gives some effective anti-inflammatory benefits. It contains antibiotic properties and helps to enhance medical antibiotics. Pineapple is antiseptic and astringent. It reduces the acidity of urine, helps with normalising menstruation and can be used for abscesses, pneumonia, worm infestation, exhaustion, kidney infections, kidney stones, bronchitis, and digestive disorders. Pineapple also soothes sore throats.

4.Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a fantastic natural antibiotic and it contains antiseptic compounds that are a very effective skin disinfectant. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can be used at a strength of 5 to 15 percent daily. Tea tree oil has been proven to help with acne, athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, fungal infections of the toe or finger nails, yeast infections, wound healing, and bad breath, amongst other things.

5. Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract is both antimicrobial and antiseptic. For use as an antiseptic, make a solution of 4 to 40 drops in water and apply to affected areas two or three times a day. It can be used as a spray on larger areas.

Hair Loss Treatment by Herbal Means

In a recent article printed in the European Journal of Dermatology regarding an herbal hair loss product they are currently studying in Kang et, researchers have been studying a native plant called Schisandra Nigra from the Island of Jeju in South Korea for its rumored ability to re-grow hair. Currently, they are documenting studies conducted on rat hair with good results.

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They applied 85% ethanol extract of S. Nigra (Schisandra Nigra) to rat vibrissa follicles. The most common effect was vibrissa follicles showed a significant increase in hair fiber length as well as the induction of the hair shaft’s anagen (growth phase) progression. The expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen in the bulb matrix region as well as the proliferation of immortalized vibrissa dermal papilla cells also increased with signs of more activity in the hair follicle cells when S. Nigra EtOH (ethanol) extract was applied.

Researchers examined S. Nigra’s relationship with the TGF-beta2 complex to help determine what mechanism helps induce hair growth. TGF-beta2 is a signal pathway known to regulate catagen induction of the phase that begins when the hair’s growth cycle ends.

After applying S. Nigra to rat hair for 7 days, the results show that the expression of TGF-beta2 was significantly lower in the bulb matrix region in comparison to that of the control follicles expected to be in the anagen-catagen phase. The results suggest that S. Nigra extract potentially promotes hair growth through down regulation of TGF-beta2 and the proliferation of dermal papilla.

In simpler terms, the S. Nigra plant extract stops hair follicles from going into their resting phase. With hair follicles not going into their resting phase, more hair will be seen at the same time. These findings only apply to rat hair at the moment and have not been confirmed to be effective on human hair growth.

We currently do not recommend the use of herbal hair loss products for treatment of male or female patterned hair loss due to the lack of substantial evidence of their effectiveness. We will, however, continue to review and monitor any new findings or updates made around the world and keep our readers up-to-date on their hair restoration questions and needs.

A student in the Medical Field, I take scientific findings from my studies and from medical experts and put them down in writing for the general public. My writings are meant for educational purposes and for review by medical professionals but also meant to be read by the world.

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