Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease which causes inflammation in the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. In some cases insulating cover of these nerve cells is damaged as well. This disease causes physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems.

Other names of Multiple Sclerosis (MS):

  • Disseminated Sclerosis
  • Encephalomyelitis Disseminata

Egg Freezing Cost and Success Rates

In 1986 first baby was born with the help of Egg Freezing. Success rates were very low at that time. Israel National Bioethics Council (INBC) permitted egg freezing in December 2009 to prevent disease and age related fertility decline.

What is Egg Freezing ?

In the process of egg freezing, some hormones are injected into women for two weeks, and then doctor retrieves the mature egg cells from ovary with the help of a needle. These egg cells are frozen for use in future. The unique thing about this technology is that its practiced on healthy fertile women. After several years when the women want to be pregnant, the eggs are thawed, injected with a single sperm to fertilize it, and then transferred into the uterus as embryos.

Who should use Egg Freezing

  • Egg Freezing is used as an insurance against age related infertility. Those who want babies after entering 40's but fearing infertility at that time, may use this technology to store the female egg cells when she is in 30's .
  • Egg freezing has given a chance to those women who are diagnosed positive for cancer and want to preserve eggs prior to chemotherapy, surgery or radiation. It gives them a chance to retrieve the healthy egg cell again in future and use it for a better pregnancy.

Egg Freezing Cost

The cost of egg freezing consists of three types of expenditures. First is retrieval of egg cells. It costs $10000 to $17000 per cycle. Some women may need to go through it twice to collect enough number of eggs. Second expenditure is in storage. It may cost upto $3000 for five years. Final expenditure on making these egg cells usable again costs from $3400 to $6800. All these expenditure are currently not covered under any type of Insurance Policy.

Egg freezing Success Rate

Out of every 10 frozen eggs only 5 to 6 result into successful fertilization and becoming embryos. So doctors suggest to freeze at least 10 egg cells for a successful pregnancy in future. Maximum storage time for egg cells in frozen state successfully practiced till now is 10 years. Researches have shown that the egg quality and embryo quality after its fertilization is not decreased due to this time period. This storage time is expected to increase in future.

Egg freezing is becoming a market that is stratified, globalized, and part of a larger bioeconomy. The potential merits and demerits of egg freezing and its possible social and legal consequences are yet to be researched.

Do Married People live a Healthy and Longer Life

We often discuss the positive and negative aspects of a married life. Gents have their own views and ladies have theirs. But we only talk about quarrels and their solutions. Here we are discussing about healthy and longer life. Do Married People live a Healthy and Longer Life? We will try to give you an answer in this article.

A lot of researches are carried out on this topic. But Singles always lose those researches. Married people are always one step ahead of Singles. We will discuss the different aspects in points.

Longer Life

Married people live longer compared to single people. There are various reasons responsible for it. These reasons are covered in points below.

Higher Income

A married person earns 20% more than their single counter part with similar qualification and experience. A good income can lead to a joyful life.

Somebody to share emotions

If you are married then you are more likely to share your joy and sorrow with your partner. Sharing of emotions leads to lesser number of psychological disorders. Compared to them single person don't share their thoughts and emotions which can be worst in some cases.

Married people get more care

Married people are always there to help their partner when they really need it. Weather you are ill or got a fracture due to some accident your partner is most likely to help your out.

Good Night Life

Good night life and love making is a key to better health. It not only gives your body a good workout but also works as a good anti depressant. The sleep that you get after making love is one of the best healers of your body. Good sleep is also a key to good health. single people are lesser prone to a good night life.

Married people don't risk their lives

A number of researches have shown that married people drive slower and show less violent behavior in arguments with anybody. Its due to their sense of responsibility towards their partner and family. Its also a major factor which leads to longer life.

Arguments with partner helps sometimes

An argument with your partner is not always bad. It makes you emotionally strong except some exceptional cases. These arguments help you understand your partner better. That's why the arguments decrease with time.

Marriage earns you respect

Marriage makes you a social being. It makes you interact with different people and different families. Irrespective of that single people are more prone to anti social behavior. A number of researches have proved this fact.

Married people perform better in Office

Some researches have shown that married employees perform better in office work and get early promotions compared to their single colleagues. 

Soft Drinks - The worst food item of Modern World

Soft drinks have become part of our daily. Either its a normal get together, pizza part or a office party - Soft drinks are available everywhere. And most of the people drink it unaware of the health hazards of soft drinks. Here we bring some of the facts that one must know about soft drinks. If you read this article, you will stop drinking any soft drink. I am sure that most of you would like to drink water instead of soft drink.

Here are some commonly unknown facts about Soft drinks:

Soft drinks consumes water in the body

They work like a diuretic. To process high levels of sugar in soft drinks water from the body is consumed. To make the balance you need to drink 8-12 glasses of water for every one glass of soft drinks.

Soft drinks weaken your Immune System

Soft Drinks never quench your thirst. Constantly denying the need of water of your body can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration which weakens your body at the cellular level. This can lead to a weakened immune system and a plethora of diseases.

Soft drinks takes vital minerals from body 

Phosphates in soft drinks takes away vital minerals from your body. Soft Drinks are made with purified water that also leach vital minerals from your body. Lack of Magnesium can lead to Heart Disease, lack of calcium can lead to Osteoporosis and many other diseases. Vitamins cannot perform their function in absence of minerals in the body.

Soft drinks harm your Digestive Tract

Soft Drinks can remove rust from any metal surfaces. You can easily imagine what it's doing to our digestive tract and other organs. Soft drinks constantly weakens our metabolism.

Sugar Crash

Soft drinks contain high amount of sugar. In worst cases it make our pancreas to produce high amount of insulin to balance that sugar. Such sudden elevation and depletion of sugar level and insulin level is called sugar crash, which leads to life long health problems.

Soft drinks weakens our Digestive System 

High amount of caffeine and sugar present in Soft drinks can shut down digestive process on temporary basis. During that time our body don't extract the energy and nutrients from food and just passes it through. When this condition occurs again and again, it affects our digestive system adversely. Our body also suffers from lack of nutrients and vitamins due to this phenomena.

Soft Drinks can cause Depression

Some soft drinks contain Aspartame, which is linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illness.

Acidic nature of Soft drinks

Soft Drinks are EXTREMELY acidic (pH of about 2.5). It can easily eat a thin layer of Aluminium if its put in an aluminium can for a long period. High level of Aluminium is found in the brains of Alzheimer patients. Soft drinks not only harm us through aluminium cans, then also harm the surface of our digestive system through its acidic nature. Acidic waste of our body deposits on our joints aver the time. Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients is always found low compared to a healthy person. Low pH is always connected to sickness.

If you are not satisfied by these facts then we have one more thing to tell. An Indian Yoga Guru "Ramdev" has started to call cold drinks / soft drinks as "Toilet cleaner". What can be worst than that. At least i am not going to drink any soft drink in future.

Importance of Water for Human Body

Water is known as the originator of life on Earth. That's why men is searching for water on other planets as well as it could lead to some discovery of life on any other planet. There are a number of facts related Human body and Water. You will be amazed to know them.

Facts about Water and Human Body

  • Our Brain contains 95% Water.
  • 82% of our blood is made up of water.
  • 90% of our lungs are made up of water.
  • Our bones are made up of 31% water.
  • Water acts as a lubricant. Lubricant in a our joints is made up of water.
  • Base of our Saliva is Water.
  • Our body temperature and heating / cooling system is regulated with the help of water
  • Water helps in moving food through our intestines.
  • Water removes toxins from our body through urine.
  • It regulates our metabolism 
  • Water transport of nutrients in our body.
  • 70% of our complete body is made up of water. This percentage is 80% at the time of birth.
  • We feel thirsty when we have lost only 1 percent of our body water.

Water in our daily life

  • Our body needs 2 to 2.5 liters of water every day 
  • Thus consumption of food item leads to the intake of 1 liter of water. 
  • So remaining water supply varying from 1.5 to 2 liters is necessary through drinking. 
  • Growing children require additional amount of water to help them in growing at good speed.
  • Soft Drinks can't remove your thirst. It will increase your thirst due to presence of high level of sugar.
  • Never drink too much water very quickly as it could lead to Water Intoxication. Water Intoxication is caused due to dilution of sodium level in our blood stream, which cause imbalance of water level in brain.
  • Only 1 % of water on Earth is drinkable.

Drinking eight ounce of water on daily basis keeps us away from the risk of various diseases.
It decrease the risk of

  • colon cancer by 45%
  • bladder cancer by 50%

Ayurvedic Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness (Hair Loss)

Ayurvedic Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is a common problem among aging men. Now a days its occurrence in age group of 20s and 30s is also increasing. Ayurveda says that baldness occur due to aggravation of Vata and Pitta. 

There are a few ayurvedic remedies to gain the lost hair and stop hair fall.

  • To restore the growth of hair make a paste of 1 spoon salt, one spoon black pepper powder and 5 spoon coconut oil. Now apply this paste on bald patches to restore the hair growth.
  • If sudden bald patches have occured on your scalp due to hair fall in bunches then rub onion juice on those areas regularly for sometime. 
  •  Make a paste of 1 spoon lemon juice and 2 spoon coconut oil. Rub it on the scalp before taking a shower. 
  •  Wash your hairs on alternate days with decoction of Mulathi. 
  •  Massage your scalp with fresh coriander juice. 
  •  Apply carrot paste on scalp.

Apart from these Ayurvedic Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness you should implement some lifestyle changes to stop hair loss and get your hair back. Some of these lifestyle changes are

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Tight hair styles and making pony tails put extra pressure on hair roots and make them weaker with time which leads to hair fall. So avoid tight hair styles.

Shampooing / Cleaning

Shampooing is only meant to clean the hair. Harsh shampoos too many chemicals which can weaken your hair. so you should use herbal shampoo or baby shampoo diluted with water.

Proper Combing

15 to 20 gentle strokes with a comb is sufficient every day. Proper combing stimulates blood flow toward hair roots which nourishes them. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends. It also transfers the natural skin oil from roots to the tips of hair which moisturizes them. Proper combing also removes flaky scales from the scalp.

Proper Diet

Proper diet which is full of vitamins and minerals is also necessary to make your hair healthy

  • Fruits like melons, berries, bananas, oranges and apples are helpful in reducing hair loss.
  • Green leafy vegetables like spinach and cabbage.
  • Dairy Products including milk, eggs and cheese, can increase your hair health.
  • Non Vegetarians can use chicken, nuts, fish, and organ meats (such as liver) for good hair growth.
  • At least 8 glasses of water are necessary every day for healthy hair.

A number of Ayurvedic capsules are available in market to reduce hair loss and regrow them. Ingredients of these Ayurvedic Capsules are:

  • Acacia bica (Babool)
  • Sesamum Indicum (Safed Til)
  • Myristica Fragrans (Zayfal)
  • Terminalia Bellirica (Bahera)
  • Withenia Somnifera (Ashwandha)
  • Trminalia Chebula (Harar)
  • Cocos Nucifera (Nariyal Giri)
  • Celastrus Panniculatus (Maalfungni)