Archive for March, 2016
Sleep apnea is a very common problem in the United States. Experts have estimated that about 18 million American adults suffer from some degree of the sleep disorder. As many as between 2 and 4% of all adults in the country have undiagnosed sleep apnea. This means one in every 50 people suffer from this problem. When this disorder is left untreated, the sufferers are at least three times as likely to develop heart disease, which is already the leading cause of death in the United States. Currently, the most successful way to treat this disorder is with a Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Patients can buy new and used CPAP machines.
6 Tips to Getting the Most from New and Used CPAP Machines:
Do not give up on the mask too quickly. Get you
Ibogaine addiction treatment programs can treat several different types of drug addictions; dependence on the prescription drug oxycodone is just one type of addiction that can be addressed with ibogaine therapy. Here’s a quick look at some interesting facts you may not have known about oxycodone and addiction:
- Oxycodone is sometimes better known by its brand name, OxyContin — or just “Oxy” for short. Oxycodone is an opioid and a depressant, which means that it slows down messages travelling between the brain and various body parts to mitigate the effects of pain. It is typically prescribed by doctors to relieve moderate to severe pain.
- Opiate medications are actually nothing new in terms of drug use; some historians say that these substances have been used for thousands of years. These drugs come from poppies: the interior of a poppy seed can be extracted from the plant and dried to produce a sticky brownish gum technically called papaver somniferum — but better known as opium. It can be eaten or turned into other forms to be smoked, injected, or consumed in pill form.
- Oxycodone is also one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs today. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that approximately 11 million Americans have used this drug inappropriately (which is to say that they have consumed the drug without having a legal prescription or have consumed more than their doctor has prescribed). Prescription drug abuse is a common problem throughout the country as is; around 6.5 million Americans have abused a prescription drug at least once in the past month.
- The effects of Oxycodone, when used to get high, can appear immediately or can appear after long-term use. When combined with alcohol, the effect of Oxycodone are typically enhanced — often to a fatal level. In the U.S. alone, over 100 people die every single day (on average) because of a drug overdose.
- Withdrawing from this drug, as with so many other prescription drugs, is not easy. Even patients who take Oxycodone legally, as prescribed by their doctor, can end up with an Oxycodone addiction because they have become dependent on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms typically last for about a week and can include everything from uncontrollable yawning to muscle spasms and severe vomiting.
Addiction treatment is not an easy process by any stretch of the imagination, and if you’re dealing with an addiction to Oxycodone, you may have already found that out. The important thing to remember is that there are many different types of addiction treatment plans available.
Typically, when a medical issue arises, the last thing an injured patient wants is to wait in the unfavorable long lines and harshly lit waiting rooms the emergency room has to offer. Walk in urgent care centers are fantastic low cost alternatives to the hospital, as they typically treat common, everyday illnesses and injuries. If you are injured or sick, go no further than your closest clinic.
They Know Their Stuff
More than 95% of all urgent care centers have physicians on staff, averaging 342 patient visits per clinic each week. About half of urgent care centers have the ability to provide prescription pharmaceuticals, which are normally pre-packaged for dispensing a full course o
In the United States, we colloquially refer to female sterilization surgery as “getting your tubes tied.” While this might seem like a crude aphorism, it’s actually a quite accurate description of the procedure. Women undergo this surgery (more formally known as tubal ligation) for a variety of reasons, but the end result is the same: the woman can no longer naturally conceive.
However, that doesn’t mean that getting pregnant is impossible after getting your tubes tied. First, let’s be clear: if the surgery was a success, then it should not be possible to naturally conceive. Tubal ligation prevents eggs from reaching the uterus, thus preventing implantation and pregnancy.
However, there are two ways women who have had their tubes tied can still get pregnant, although both take consider
Most of us began using skin care products when we reached puberty, due to blemishes or because everyone else was doing it. But now, it has likely become pretty obvious that a good skin care routine is about finding what works for your skin, not just using acne pads or some other “quick fix.” Quality ingredients can especially be found in high end private label skincare for spas. Specifically, smaller labels may be able to offer their customers a better quality in their products because they rely less on massive advertising campaigns, and instead focus on selling through spas or dermatology offices.
It is an unfortunate that acne c
Outdoor air can be cleaner than indoor air. Even with all the exhaust from cars and pollution, outdoor air still has a better quality than indoor air. If you got an indoor air quality testing done, you would see that the air you are breathing inside your home is not quite as great as you thought it was. Have you ever noticed that when you have a cold, you feel worse inside but being outside in the fresh air makes it a little better? That is because of the air quality. Let’s look at a few indoor air quality facts to try and convince you to take better care of your indoor air. Here are just a few to show you the reality of indoor air:
- Health Risk
Studies done by the United States EPA sho
Having a drug addiction can make the person you are disappear, and leave an empty shell of a human who is a slave to the subject of your addiction. Unfortunately, it is far easier to develop a drug addiction than it is to kick it. Illicit drugs are easy to get a hold of; they often cost less than a gallon of gas or a six-pack of beer. Effective drug treatments for stimulant dependencies such as Adderall addictions or cocaine addictions are almost non-existent. For this reason, illicit drug use has grown in just a decade from 8.3% of the population using illegal drugs in 2002 to 9.4% in 2013. This is especially prevalent among people between the age of 18 to 25.
If you find yourself among the 2.8 million Americans trapped in the clutches of drug addiction, don’t lose hope. You can recover. A few steps that lead to effective addiction treatment include:
- Make a Decision to Change
There is no addiction treatment in the world that can help you unless you want to help yourself. Even if you realize that your addiction is hurting yourself and the people you love, it still might be difficult to take the first step and acknowledge that it’s time to change. It’s okay to feel conflicted; change is hard and the road ahead of you is going to be challenging. To strengthen your will to seek drug treatment, try making a list of the things that matter most to you, such as your significant other, your parents or children, or your career. Consider how these things are impacted by your addiction, and let that be a motivator to get help.
Sometimes, when you’ve gone through addiction treatment and then returned to your addiction, it can be discouraging to try again. Having relapses is a part of addiction recovery. Don’t lose hope. Use your failures as an opportunity to grow. What triggered your relapse? What helped you stay clean for as long as you did? Reflect on your past attempts and use it to strengthen your resolve to try again.
- Find an Effective Addiction Treatment Program
Once you’ve made the courageous step towards getting clean, you need to find an addiction treatment program that will help you get there. It is very unlikely that you’ll be able to get clean on your own with nothing but the fuel of your good intentions. Even if you have the best intentions, you will be faced with moments of weakness that will be impossible to resist without the tools to do it.
Remember, there is no such thing as a universally effective addiction treatment program; everyone’s journey is different and their needs are different. It is important to join an addiction treatment program that feels right for you.
- Learn to Cope
After you’ve gotten clean, the demon of addiction will try to pry its way back into your life at any moment of weakness, especially when you are stressed or exposed to triggers. Before you got clean, you probably turned to your addiction to unwind after a stressful situation. It will be a natural reaction to want to return to it when life gets tough. Having established methods of coping will help strengthen your resolve:
- Create a support system of people who do not use drugs and want to see you clean. Call on them when you feel like giving up.
- Channel your frustration through a productive means. Exercise, create art, build something, write a poem, do something that makes you feel good about yourself.
- Try relaxation techniques. Meditate, drink some tea, take a hot bath.
- Sever Your Drug Triggers
You cannot stay clean if you continue to associate with other users. It might be painful, but avoiding people who will lead you to relapse is essential for your recovery. Likewise, consider the places and situations that triggers your desire to use and avoid them. When you do feel overwhelmed with the urge to use, turn to your support network instead of someone who will indulge you.
Are you ready to make the courageous step towards overcoming your drug addiction? Please contact us if we can be of any assistance in your journey.
Has anyone ever told you that you have ?chicken skin?? This is a term often used to describe Keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition that causes red bumps to appear on the skin. Most commonly these bumps will pop up on the cheeks, thighs, or the back of your arms. So what exactly is keratosis pilaris?
A Buildup of Keratin
Though they may look like pimples (which are buildups of oil and dead skin cells), keratosis pilaris is actually a buildup of keratin in the hair follicles of your skin, essentially forming a bit of a ?plug? that blocks the follicle?s opening. Normally, keratin helps to protect your skin. This happens
If everything you hear on television is to be believed, then chiropractors are a dying breed. There is a certain taboo associated with chiropractors in America. Very rarely do they prescribe medication or perform major operations, and so they often don’t work in the same buildings or units as other healthcare professionals, like surgeons and nurses. This has led some to develop a sort of stigma towards chiropractitioners. Are they effective? Is visiting the chiropractor okay? Aren’t they going away?
Not at all! In fact, employment for chiropractors is estimated to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than the projected average growth rate of all other professions. As far as whether or not chiropractors are going anywhere — no way! There will be a ton more of them by the end
Selecting health insurance for their company may be one of the most stressful decisions a business owner has to make. Although it is nearly impossible to please everyone when selecting group health insurance, employers can rest easy knowing they can tailor their group health insurance to get close to pleasing both themselves and their employees. Group health insurance is available for large and small business owners and is quickly becoming the most common form of health insurance. For companies that are considering offering group health insurance, here are a few things to consider.