Relapsing into an addictive behavior is common for anyone dealing with addiction disorders. Recognizing and preparing for relapse is often a part of the treatment process. Identifying situations that would trigger excessive Internet use and generating ways to deal with these situations can greatly reduce the possibility of total relapse.
Although extensive studies have not yet been done, treatment appears to be effective in maintaining and changing the behavior of people drawn to excessive use of the Internet. If the disorder is left untreated, the person may experience an increased amount of conflict in his or her relationships. Excessive Internet use may jeopardize a person's employment or academic standing. In addition, such physical problems may develop as fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, and eyestrain.
If a person knows that he or she has difficulty with other forms of addictive behavior, they should be cautious in exploring the types of application that are used on the Internet. In addition, it is important for people to engage in social activities outside the Internet. Finally, mental health workers should investigate ways in which to participate in the implementation of new technology rather than waiting for its aftereffects.
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Vertigo is a condition in which you feel off-balance and dizzy, as if you or your surroundings are moving, spinning, or swaying. It can lead to nausea and disability. Vertigo is most common in elderly people, but it can affect both sexes at any age. It may be a temporary or permanent condition.
Optimal treatment can reduce the frequency of relapses and slow disease progression. Assess your symptoms and personal journey as a step in guiding your care.
The organ of balance is the vestibular system in the ear, a tiny grid of fluid-filled tubes and sacs. There are two identical vestibular systems, located in the labyrinth of each inner ear. As you move, the liquid in the tubes also moves about, and its levels are read by nerve cells. The information is sent to the brain, which uses it to calculate which way is down and what should be the horizontal level.
Any problems with balance originate in the vestibular system, so people who suffer from frequent vertigo are said to have a vestibular disorder. Balance problems may be associated with a ringing in the ears or loss of hearing. Vertigo can also be caused by changes in the parts of the brain (cerebellum and brain stem) that are also involved in controlling balance.
Major causes of vertigo include the following:
- benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: This is a common form of vertigo, usually brought on by specific head positions or movements. It is caused by calcium deposits in the inner ear balance organ that periodically become dislodged and cause symptoms.
- head trauma: People who have received a violent blow on the head can suffer temporary or permanent damage to the inner ear, causing balance problems.
- labyrinthitis: Untreated bacterial infections of the middle ear can get into the inner ear and damage the labyrinth and also cause hearing loss.
- neuronitis: Viral neuronitis is really just viral labyrinthitis that affects the nerves of the vestibular system and not the cochlea (the organ for hearing). However, neuronitis can also be caused by a blood clot lodged in the tiny blood vessels that feed the inner ear.
- Ménière's disease: This was once called watchmaker's disease because it tends to strike people who do precise, intricate work that requires concentration and careful control of the hands for long periods. Nobody knows what causes Ménière's disease.
Some antibiotics can damage the vestibular system in high doses or with prolonged use. Acetylsalicylic acid* (ASA), caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, sedatives, tranquilizers, and several illegal drugs can cause temporary dizziness but do no permanent damage to the balance organs once they are stopped.
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Vertigo is the primary symptom of any balance disorder. If you close your eyes during an episode of vertigo, you'll feel as if you're spinning or falling. Severe vertigo can cause vomiting and stop you from walking.
Because the vestibular system is linked to the brain's movement centre and to the eyes, some people with vestibular disorders find their vision is affected, or their muscles are poorly coordinated or don't go where they're supposed to. The muscles may ache, particularly in the neck and back.
Where can I get more information on biosecurity, bird flu, and the current HPAI situation in the US?
Avian Influenza - USGS National Willdife Health Center site
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and North American Wild Birds: FAQs - Interagency Steering Committee for Surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Wild Birds (pdf, 540kb)
Flu season killing record number of older Americans, CDC says
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>>> some good news tonight about the nasty flu season we've been enduring in this country. cdc says flu activity is down. we have probably, probably seen the worst of the season. flu activity was listed as widespread this week. 38 states at least down from 42 states last week. news remains bad for the elderly, however, with more than 50% of hospitalizations in patients over
This year’s especially grim flu season has been sickening and killing a very high number of people over 65, federal officials report -- even people who consider themselves relatively healthy and not frail.
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The latest flu statistics show that while the season is leveling off, it’s still a bad one for seniors.
“The numbers for hospitalizations are extremely high in the elderly. In fact, they are the highest we have had since surveillance began in 2005,” says Dr. Lyn Finelli, a flu expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The deaths are way over the epidemic threshold. We are very concerned about the elderly this year", she added in a telephone interview.
“The elderly rates are many, many times the rates in other age groups.”
Flu statistics show the virus is still widespread in 38 states. Nine percent of reported deaths were due to flu and pneumonia, still above what’s considered an epidemic. And 14 more children died of flu last week, bringing the total this year to 59.
It’s still especially bad in the midwest and west, although infections are beginning to wane in the east. Dr. Jeff Duchin, an epidemiologist and flu expert at the University of Washington in Seattle, says he’s seen the impact.
“We have had a record in long term-care facility outbreaks this year,” Duchin, who is also a spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, said in a telephone interview.
“County emergency department reports are showing us higher prevalence of disease among older folks compared to what we had seen in recent years.”
CDC said people over 65 need to make sure they see a doctor right away if they get flu-like symptoms. That’s because quick treatment with antivirals can help prevent serious illness.
“We see unnecessary delays in treatment, particularly in the elderly,” Duchin said. “We need to recognize these cases promptly so the medications can be started promptly.”
Antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu only work well when given within a day or two of symptoms starting.
People 65 and older may not consider themselves at higher risk, Finelli says. But they need to: Their immune systems are less robust from those of younger people and they are still more vulnerable.
“Even if they are super-fit maybe they have other underlying conditions that put them at higher risk for the flu, like pulmonary (lung) disease and cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” Finelli said.
A study published earlier this week showed that people over 65 have different types of antibodies from younger people. These immune system proteins recognize and attack invaders like germs and they are stimulated by vaccines.
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Die Grippe, auch Influenza genannt, ist eine plötzlich auftretende, fieberhafte Viruserkrankung. Sie entsteht durch verschiedene Grippeviren und wird oft mit einer gewöhnlichen Erkältung verwechselt. Da sie im Winter weitaus häufiger vorkommt, wird sie auch "saisonale Grippe" genannt. Ihr Verlauf ist sehr unterschiedlich und kann in bei schwerer Erkrankung sogar tödlich enden.
Heißer Tee: Trinken Sie Tee! Dieser hat eine natürliche, heilende Wirkung auf den Körper. Je nachdem, welcher Tee getrunken wird, lassen sich verschiedene Effekte beobachten. Kamillentee wirkt entzündungshemmend, Ingwertee lindert Schmerzen, Lindenblüten und Holunderblütentee sind schweißtreibend. Menschen, die keinen Tee mögen, können auf eine heiße Zitrone zurückgreifen und sich damit von innen heraus wärmen.
Raumklima: Sorgen Sie für eine Raumtemperatur von etwa 20 Grad und vergessen Sie nicht regelmäßig zu lüften! Erholen Sie sich nicht bei zu trockener Luft. Um die Luftfeuchtigkeit im Raum zu erhöhen, können Schalen mit Wasser über der Heizung oder ein Luftbefeuchter sinnvoll sein.
Ruhe: Gönnen Sie sich ausreichend Ruhe und Erholung! Sie benötigen all Ihre Kräfte, um Krankheitserreger zu bekämpfen. Machen Sie es sich bequem und schonen Sie sich. Auch nach Abklingen der Symptome, sollten Sie es ruhig angehen lassen, um einen Rückfall zu vermeiden.
Warme Suppe: Essen Sie warme Hühnersuppe! Das in Hühnersuppe enthaltene Eiweiß (Cystein) als auch das enthaltene Zink wirken entzündungshemmend und dämmen die Infektion ebenso wie ein Medikament ein. Würzen Sie die Brühe zusätzlich mit Knoblauch, Chili, Salz und Zitronengras.
Wasser trinken: Trinken Sie zwei Liter Wasser am Tag, um einer Dehydrierung vorzubeugen! Ihr Körper verliert durch das Schwitzen und Fieber sehr viel Flüssigkeit. Holen Sie diese durch Wasser und Tee wieder rein.
Wadenwickel: Nutzen Sie Wadenwickel! Um das Fieber zu senken, haben sich kalte Wadenwickel über Jahre bewährt. Tränken Sie ein Tuch in zimmerwarmes Wasser und wickeln Sie es um Ihre Waden. Um das nasse Tuch legen Sie daraufhin ein trockenes und entfernen beide nach etwa 15 Minuten.
Gurgeln: Gurgeln Sie mit einer Salzlösung, Kamillentee oder Salbeitee, um Halsschmerzen zu lindern! Des Weiteren kann ein Kartoffel- oder Quarkwickel hilfreich sein.
Husten lindern: Trinken Sie heißen Tee und lutschen Bonbons um Ihren Husten zu lindern! Auch ein bis zwei Teelöffel Zwiebelsirup oder –saft können Linderung bei Husten verschaffen.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition where blood clots develop in the bloodstream and bleeding also occurs. DIC can develop more often with acute promyelocytic leukemia, but also with other subtypes of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Find out more about disseminated intravascular coagulation.
A rare, cancerous (malignant), green-coloured tumour that develops with myelogenous leukemia. It is formed by the buildup of abnormal blast cells (immature blood cells) that collect in soft tissue outside the bone marrow.
Chloromas develop most often in the bone, skin, lymph nodes, breast, ovary, meninges (membranes that cover and protect the brain or the spinal cord) and around the eye.
Also called extramedullary leukemia or granulocytic sarcoma.
Cold and flu season has begun, and with it the onslaught of sore throats, aches and coughs. Last week my 4 year old daughter complained bitterly of a sore throat, and no amount of consoling was going to solve it. I didn’t want to turn to a bottle of artificial color, flavor, sugar and other garbage to help her unless it was absolutely necessary. Instead, I pulled out the lemons, the honey and the ginger. And unlike some sore throat remedies, this one is delicious. In fact, I now have to learn to see through the “ooooh, sore throat, mommy” to see if she is actually sick or if she just wants a spoonful of this goodness.
Raw honey is antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and high in antioxidants. If possible buy raw honey from a local beekeeper who doesn’t sell all the honey the bees make and then feed them sugar-water through the winter.
Lemons are antibacterial, anti-viral, and contain immune-boosting vitamins and minerals. Choose organic to avoid pesticides.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe inflamed sinuses and throats. It also helps boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Choose organic ginger to avoid pesticides.
Feel good about giving your children a spoonful of this remedy, or putting a tablespoon in some hot water for a hot drink. You are boosting their immune system and soothing aching little bodies with a healthy, all natural cold and flu remedy.
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- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry - even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
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Making an early diagnosis is important to treatment and outcome. There are currently no screening tests for lymphomas and it is usually not evident in the blood.
Statistics provided by: Lymphoma Coalition 2014 Global Patient Survey (3,500 Respondents)
- Painless swelling in a lymph node
- Chills/temperature swings
- Recurrent fevers and excessive sweating at night
- Unintentional weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Persistent tiredness and lack of energy
- Breathlessness and coughing
- Persistent itch all over the body without an apparent cause or rash
- General fatigue
- Enlarged tonsils
The symptoms of lymphoma are commonly seen in other, less serious illnesses, such as influenza or other viral infection. These symptoms are often overlooked , but in cases of less serious illnesses they would not last very long. With lymphoma, these symptoms persist over time and cannot be explained by an infection or another disease.
The most common symptom is a painless swelling in a lymph node . The neck or armpits are common places noticed first, but the swelling can occur in other parts of the body including the groin (that may cause swelling in the legs or ankles) or the abdomen (that can cause cramping and bloating). Some patients with lymphoma notice no swelling at all while others may complain of night sweats, weight loss, chills, a lack of energy, or itching. There is usually no pain involved, especially when the lymphoma is in the early stage of development. Most people who have nonspecific complaints such as these will not have lymphoma. However, it is important that any person who has symptoms that persist see a doctor to confirm that no lymphoma or serious illness is present.
You may have found our site because you are concerned that you may have a parasitic infection. In this section, we will help you by telling you which parasite symptoms are most commonly associated with parasitic infections. Armed with a little knowledge, you will then be able to take the right actions to move you in a healthier, parasite-free direction.
The parasite symptoms that are associated with parasites and the infections they cause vary greatly and can indicate other causes. Some parasites can exist in the body for years and never produce a single symptom. Others will have symptoms so severe you would require immediate medical attention. It can be very hard to pinpoint an exact cause of some of the symptoms or even be misdiagnosed.
Chronic fatigue or extreme tiredness is a common symptom of a parasitic infection. The reason someone infected by a parasite may feel so tired is because the parasite living in the intestines will sap the nutrients out of the food he or she digests. The parasite will thrive, and its human host will be under nourished.
Iron deficiency, or anemia, is often caused by worm parasites in the intestines. This is a major contributor to feeling chronically fatigued. Some differences between chronic fatigue and just your run-of-the-mill tiredness are that chronic fatigue will not improve with rest, becomes worse with both mental and physical activity, and is associated with feeling weak and sore muscles.
Since many human parasites make their home in the digestive track, their hosts are likely to experience digestive related symptoms. Most of these are very unpleasant and can be embarrassing. They include belching, excessive flatulence or gas, vomiting, bloody stools, and diarrhea. Some may experience fecal incontinence or oily stools.