Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hepatitis C Large Expenses


Hepatitis C becomes a public health time bomb load. Hepatitis C virus infection has a great opportunity to be chronic, causing death. In fact, there is no vaccine for the disease and very expensive medical costs must be borne by the patient.

This was revealed in a public discussion "Step into the Future Treatment of Hepatitis C in Indonesia," organized networks of HIV Infected People Indonesia (JOTHI), Thursday (29/7).

The number of people with hepatitis C in Indonesia is estimated around four million. In Indonesia, the number of patients with hepatitis B and C to reach 30 million people. While the reported number of positive hepatitis C were recorded in the Ministry of Health in October 2007 to October 2009 were 17 999 cases. Travel hepatitis C is often asymptomatic for many years so that a person does not realize that living with the virus and potentially infectious.

One speaker, doctors' Internal Medicine Specialist. " Kramat Hospital 128, Dyah Agustina Waluyo, said the hepatitis virus in the blood and body fluids. Transmission of hepatitis B and C among others through blood transfusion, unsafe sexual contact, sharing needles or sharp instruments are not sterile, dialysis, organ transplantation, and vertical transmission from mothers to their babies. Among IDUs, the risk of contracting hepatitis C is very large.

Unlike existing hepatitis B vaccine, hepatitis C vaccine has not been found so difficult to do prevention. Disease are most at risk of hepatitis C develop chronic and lead to liver cirrhosis or even liver cancer.

Treatment of hepatitis C is still a burden because the therapy is very expensive and long. HCV combination therapy of two drugs for 42 weeks a range of cost USD 40 million-USD 150 million.

Tests to determine the presence of virus was also much more expensive. For HCV antibody test costs about Rp 200,000. While RNA testing to determine the type of virus it will cost about USD 2 million. With the expensive treatment, lack of vaccines, and the relative ease of transmission, hepatitis C can become a public health time bomb.

Less attention

Outbreak of HIV/AIDS is also exacerbating the situation of hepatitis C. Virus transmission model similar to making HIV/AIDS patients are often also infected with hepatitis C, particularly among injecting drug users.

"Unlike other infectious diseases, like malaria, HIV / AIDS, and tuberculosis have become caring world and a lot of aid funds, hepatitis C is still less attention," said Abdullah Denovan JOTHI Coordinator.

Staff of Sub Directorate AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control of Communicable Diseases Directorate General of Health Ministry Hariadi Jump Wardana Vishnu said, an estimated 10-30 percent of people infected with HIV are also infected with hepatitis C. HIV/AIDS virus increases the risk of cirrhosis and speed became more severe.

Dyah Agustina added, with hepatitis C infection, the immune difficult people with HIV has increased despite antiretroviral therapy.

Abdullah Denovan said, limitations on access to hepatitis C drug makes people with HIV lose the spirit of healthy living. "HIV can be treated already, but their lives remain at risk of hepatitis C," he said.

Hariadi admit, there is no specific section dealing with hepatitis C in the Ministry of Health because it not only caused by viral hepatitis, but can also be due to other factors, such as metabolism and cancer malignancy. "Debate, the disease went into part which deals with infectious diseases or not," he said. Sub AIDS has had a special budget treatment of hepatitis C special assistance for people with HIV / AIDS so that their burden reduced. (Ine)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sperm banks in Indonesia, possible?


Medical technology is growing rapidly especially in the field of obstetrics and gynecology has brought enormous implications for the world. The discovery of techniques of artificial insemination or IVF (in vitro fertilization/IVF) is one of them.

Request a test-tube babies continues to increase each year in the world including in Indonesia became a phenomenon in itself. Through this technique, insemination, a woman is possible to get pregnant with donated sperm, either from her own husband or a male donor, stored in a sperm bank.

Overseas, the practice of donors and sperm banks are nothing new. But in Indonesia, the discourse of donors and sperm banks became a controversy because it is considered contrary to the norms, culture and religion in society.

Recently, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in the National Congress (General Assembly) to VIII MUI in Jakarta has even issued a fatwa that forbids the donor or the practice of buying and selling of sperm.

In the eyes of observers of health problems from the Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia (FKM UI) Prof. Does Sampoerno dr MPH, sperm donor practices in the country is considered not feasible. The presence of sperm banks was also not appropriate because Indonesia has a different culture.

"Bank of sperm with commercial purposes is not perfect yet made in Indonesia. In a culture in Indonesia, especially related to religious issues. The purpose of the bank's sperm will produce offspring, but in Indonesia only valid if the husband's sperm for insemination of his wife," Does the word Sampoerno to Kompas.com, Thursday (29/07/10) in Jakarta.

Although in terms of health would help some people, but according to Chief Scientific Kolegium Public Health Association of Indonesia (IAKMI), the implementation of hygiene measures should be linked with the norms and values of religion, culture in the country. "This is due to consider the matter of religion, culture, norms, human rights, especially for multicultural countries," said Prof Does.

In medical ethics, continued Does, there are four basic principles that should be met before taking action. The four principal ethics is respect for the dignity dignity or rights of others, doing good, not harm and fairness.

In the principle of doing good, for example, the word 'Does', to be seen whether it will harm the interests of individuals to others or not. Because the ethics of doing good to be maximized is the benefit of individuals and communities, while the harm should be minimized.

"If sperm sperm bank to give to others, and others known to cause panic due to violation of norms and religion. Therefore, that is allowed to perform artificial insemination between husband and wife own. That's why sperm banks here can not be used, "said Prof Does.

In connection with the practice of test-tube babies, the government actually has to make provisions in article 16 of Law No.23/1992 and the Health Minister of Health Regulation No.73 year 1992 whose contents specify the artificial insemination of husband and wife are permitted only on legitimate, then use a pair of sperm and egg cells which is then implanted in the wife's womb.

Prambusia disease, Attack Baduy Residents


Residents in rural Baduy In Lebak regency, Banten province, prambusia disease or similar skin disease that attacks the entire body of the patient so that patients with decreased productivity.

"The disease is not fatal, because the attack on the skin only, such as wound scab," Maman said Hasanuddin, medical officer of Community Health Centers (PHC) Cisimeut, District Leuwidamar, Lebak, Saturday (31/07/2010).

Maman said, since found prambusia case in Baduy In the years 2001-2009 was recorded 1994 people until now continue to do treatment and prevention of the spread of the disease. In fact, preventive treatment of prambusia done en masse with the medical officer of Lebak District Health Office.

"Activities of treatment was performed once every year," he said. He also said the disease in Indonesia pertained prambusia rare disease, and there's only inland residents, such as Papua and Baduy.

Prambusia spreading germs transmitted due to the bad hygiene and healthy (PHBS) local residents. Most sufferers prambusia Baduy In the scattered residents in Kampung Cikeusik, Cibeo and Cikawartana because they lack the attention to cleanliness.

He cited the lack of healthy behavior, dress up for weeks is not replaced, the shower did not use soap, and even citizens Baduy when sleep is not grounded mat. "With the lack of clean living was certainly very vulnerable to the spread of skin diseases," he said.

He explains, treatment is only carried out the injection type prambusia benzetin to kill germs in the body. However, until now-scab scab disease that attacks the feet, hands and bodies had not yet freed from the area.

"My target, this year 2010 Baduy free of prambusia," he said. Meanwhile, Idi Rasidi (60), a medical officer Baduy trust, admitted that he regularly every week once walked the approximately 20 miles to visit patients prambusia.

The visit was to conduct counseling and socialization in order to improve community health status of Baduy it. "We ask them to life by keeping the environment clean and if the pain medication to the clinic," he said.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What is Coronary Heart Disease


Coronary Heart Disease is one of the most feared killer disease worldwide. This disease is usually experienced by people of productive age and a sudden attack to cause death.

1. The symptoms of coronary heart disease

1. Chest pain and pressure
2. Persistent headaches
3. Feeling her body on fire for no apparent reason
4. Complaints occurred in the vicinity of the breastbone and neck
5. But most people who suffer from coronary heart disease do not experience some of the above symptoms. All of a sudden heart trouble and in the patients with chronic conditions.

2. Causes of Coronary Heart

The disease is caused by the narrowing and blockages in coronary arteries. This is caused by the buildup of fatty substances (cholesterol, triglycerides) in the artery wall bottom (endothelium).

When fat accumulates, blood flow will be blocked and unable to interfere with the heart so that the work of the heart in pumping blood. Securities that are most felt is the loss of oxygen supply and nutrients to the heart due to decreased blood flow to the heart.

3. The things that trigger coronary heart disease:

1. Smoking in large numbers and over the years
2. Consumption of fatty foods or high cholesterol
3. Hypertension who has suffered
4. Diabetes mellitus is also provoke the emergence of coronary heart disease
5. Obesity
6. Lack of activity and exercise
7. Drinking alcoholic beverages
8. Drug abuse (drug)

4. Facts about coronary heart disease

1. Coronary heart disease is the number one killer in the United States who attacked both men and women
2. Every year in the U.S., more than half a million people die from coronary heart disease
3. Deaths from coronary heart disease can be prevented because it is related to lifestyle. If the public good and healthy in life determined to be free from coronary heart disease
4. Care for patients with coronary heart disease requires a very long time and continuous.

5. Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

1. Balanced lifestyle and avoid the risk of stress is essential to a person not affected by coronary heart disease.
2. Eating healthy foods and high fiber. Reduce fatty foods and high cholesterol in order to avoid obesity.
3. Immediately stop smoking. Smoking causes reduced elasticity of blood vessels thus increasing arterin hardening of blood vessels that trigger a stroke.
4. Reduce or avoid alcoholic beverages
5. Regular exercise
6. Avoid using illegal drugs
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6. Tests to determine if someone has coronary heart disease

There is no definitive measure to determine coronary heart disease. But following several types of tests to present a picture if someone is suffering from coronary heart disease

1. Electrocardiogram
2. Stress tests
3. Nuclear scanning
4. Coronary angigraphy

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease

Symptoms of coronary heart disease among others, such as:

1. Pain in the chest, more specifically the center of chest pains radiating to left arm or neck, even to the backs. Chest pain like this is the typical pain of coronary heart disease. This pain arises only when doing physical activity and will decrease when resting.

2. Accompanying symptoms such as cold sweat and the incidence of nausea.

Coronary Heart Disease & Cardiovascular Genetics

The medical term for heart disease are grouped into two types: coronary heart disease and heart disease genetics. Coronary heart disease arises when there is narrowing of blood vessels in the heart. While genetic factors (congenital) were found since the age of the baby.

Heart disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease is a fatal disease. Worldwide, the number of patients with this disease is growing. The third category of disease is not free from an unhealthy lifestyle are mostly done in line with the changing pattern of life.

These factors trigger a heart attack are among others:

* Smoking.
* Eat foods high cholesterol.
* Lack of motion.
* Lazy exercise.
* Stress.
* Lack of rest.

Heart attack is a condition when the damage experienced by the heart muscle (myocardium) due to very sudden decrease in blood supply to part of the body.

Treatment and Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease

Following the traditional recipe mixing of Prof. H.M. Hembing Wijayakusuma:

1. 1-3 noni/pace/ripe noni washed and cut into pieces, then blend with enough water and boil until boiling. Add honey to taste, then drink.

2. 2-3 noni/pace/ripe noni washed and cut into pieces + 10 points angco, deseeded. Blend all ingredients with enough water, add 10 grams of powdered leaves tubers god (Thien chi). Stir well, then drink.

3. 2 noni/pace/noni cooked, cleaned and cut into pieces + 30 grams of leaves boiled with 600 cc of the god of water until the remaining 300 cc. Strain, add honey to taste. Stir well and drink.

Choose one of the recipes and do regularly. Recipes to help the healing process. Keep consulting your doctor.

Health Articles are taken from the Book of Work Prof. H. M. Hembing Wijayakusuma (Series of Traditional Medicine, Title: Healing Noni)

Causes Of Coronary Heart Disease


What are the causes of Coronary Heart Disease?
Coronary heart disease was initially caused by a buildup of fat in the blood vessel wall in the heart (coronary arteries), and this was followed over time by various processes such as accumulation of connective tissue, chalky, blood clotting, etc., all of which will restrict or clog the blood vessels . This will cause the heart muscle in those areas experiencing shortages of blood flow and can cause many serious consequences, from angina pectoris (chest pain) until Infarction Heart, which the community was known by the heart attack that can cause sudden death.

Some of the most important risk factor for coronary heart disease:

1 Total and LDL Cholesterol Levels High
2 Low HDL Cholesterol Levels
3 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
4 Smoking
5 Diabetes Mellitus
6 Obesity
7 History of heart disease in the family descendants
8 Lack of exercise
9 Stress

When you carry one or several risk factors mentioned above, you are encouraged periodically check your heart health to an expert. The presence of two or more risk factors will be multiplied times the total increase the risk for coronary heart disease.

Detection of Coronary Heart Disease
Several checks can be performed to detect coronary heart disease among others: ECG, Treadmill, Echokardiografi and Coronary Arteriorgrafi (often known as Kateterisasi).

ECG can be detected by examination of the possibility of abnormalities in your heart with 40% accuracy level. Then if necessary you will be encouraged to perform examinations Echokardiografi Treadmill.

Based on the results of these chances are you will be encouraged to perform coronary arteriography examinations (Kateterisasi) which has the highest level of accuracy (99-100%) to determine whether you have coronary heart disease.

What is cardiac catheterization?
Cardiac catheterization is an investigation that aims to examine the structure and functioning of the heart, including a heart, heart valves, heart muscle, blood vessels sserta heart including coronary blood vessels, especially to detect a clogged coronary arteries.

The procedure is performed by a specialist by using angiography. By administering the contrast agent through the catheter, doctors can know the exact location, size, and weight or the degree of narrowing of the coronary arteries darad. Results will be recorded clearly in the movie or CD

Monday, July 26, 2010

Signs Men Suffer of Andropause


The couple began often seen panic, anxiety, and short-tempered? That the signs of couples experience andropause phase.

According to Tim Mitra Inti, the life of men can also undergo a similar symptoms such as menopause in women, although not identical. Called andropause symptoms were influenced by the aging process.

In his book titled "Kesprohilic, A-Z Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Problems", andropause is a clinical syndrome characterized by physical and emotional changes associated with the process of decreasing levels of hormones such as growth hormone, and testosterone in concentration especially meaningful. Thus, sexual function and festilitas (fertility) do not stop at all in men who experience symptoms of andropause, but a gradual decline.

Actually it's just the term andropause. Andro means men and pause it means stop. What happened was not exactly the same as menopause, cessation of function of the gonads (ovary / testis). If the women no longer menstruate.

At the termination of his functions, the only decline. But its impact not only on the physical and psychic, but also on male sexual function. Nevertheless, andropause can be anticipated to minimize complaints, especially since a young age.

When and what the symptoms of andropause? The study found symptoms of andropause are beginning to occur in men when entering the age of 40 years. Decrease in testosterone levels occur in stages, for years, along with the continued aging of age. Testosterone levels are declining physical condition and the cause of male sexual performance slowly declining.

This was eventually followed by psychic complaints, though not typical. Physical symptoms, such as easy fatigue and excessive drowsiness, pain or stiffness in muscles and bone joints, Mr. P decreases, the decline in energy and muscle strength, reduced growth of beard and mustache, decreased frequency of erections in the morning, until the decline in sexual arousal. As a result, he becomes irritable, depressed, panic, anxiety, difficult to fall asleep, also feel depressed. (Tty)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sex & Orgasms Always come Accompaniment?


Is sex and orgasm alongside the road like peanut butter and chocolate? There is no denying that they gave birth to a delicious flavor, but you can still taste the one without the other feeling, right? The question is, do you have to reach orgasm in order to be better sex?

As if there was no sense talking about sex alone was satisfactory. But for those who do not achieve orgasm from penetration, only with additional stimulation using sex toys, masturbation, or direct stimulation of the clitoris-sex can still be a great event.

Just like masturbation, orgasm without sex (penetration) is also good. That said, sex is intimacy, closeness body move together. Sex can make you feel dominant, submissive, full of passion, to feel love, lust, hunger, filled with happiness, or even make you want to cry. But that does not always interspersed with orgasm. In fact, if we stress too much thought because it never reached orgasm. This fact will be the only thing that makes it difficult to have an orgasm. Thus okezone quotation from The Frisky, on Thursday (07/22/2010).

On the other hand, most of us can not orgasm by having sex alone? Approximately 70 percent of women can not orgasm from vaginal penetration. Penetration which leads to the climax brings the accumulated feelings, let go of happiness, and your body fluctuates naturally.

In essence, we should stop worrying when getting orgasm. Whether it is doing self-service, or penetration with a partner. And remember, do not be strange if the sex session ended with no climax. We did not find happiness in the intimacy of the act (sex).

Now, if only we could think the same way with others, have you ever thought that sex is only successful when having an orgasm? Have you ever had sex with both, although without the suffix powerful orgasm?

Overcoming Hair Loss with Natural Oils


One trick to making healthy hair is to massage the scalp using the right hair oil. This trick has been known since a long time that passed from generation to generation. The use of hair oil is usually not recommended for hair loss overcome. Massage to the scalp proven successful in accelerating the hair growth.

This time the Info Light will present to you some of the oil which is often used in massaging the scalp with the aim of stimulating hair growth. Here are some of the oil:

Olive Oil
Olive oil has long been trusted as one of the natural materials that can overcome the problems of hair. By rubbing olive oil on a regular basis, will significantly reduce your hair loss problem. Content in olive oil include Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin B (Niacin and Biotin). Vitamin E in olive oil can improve blood flow to the scalp, which in turn proved able to stimulate hair growth.

Coconut oil
Coconut oil recommended her to many hair treatments. In fact people prefer to use coconut oil than other oils because the price is cheap and is considered the best oil for hair care healthy. Scalp massage with coconut oil is highly recommended because not only enhance hair growth but can also help repair damage to the hair.

Castor oil
Castor oil contains Omega 9 which serves as mousturizer or a very good moisturizer to help relieve a dry scalp. For someone who has thin hair complaints, by rubbing castor oil on a regular basis will make your thin hair becomes thicker.

Almond oil
This oil is not very popular in Indonesia because it's rather difficult to get it. Yet oil has a property to prevent hair loss, strengthen and revitalize hair growth. Daily massage using almond oil will certainly stimulate hair growth significantly.

The four types of such oil, if combined with a diet rich in protein is considered as the right combination to get a thick and healthy hair. Nevertheless because of the natural methods then no matter the results achieved will not work quickly. It will take 6-7 weeks for your hair loss problem. Although long, the natural way is much more secure and free from side effects.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

5 Important Facts about HIV / AIDS


The spread of HIV/AIDS increasingly worried about it. WHO launched the latest number of drug users to AIDS that continues to grow many-fold.

To be free from disease, you need to know interesting facts about HIV/AIDS. Among them:

1. HIV indiscriminately

Since the HIV epidemic began 20 years ago, the stereotypes that circulate in the community about people with HIV are gay men, drug users and commercial sex workers who get that label. In fact, everyone can be exposed to HIV, from old age, young, rich, poor, women, men, and children alike, and from various professions.

2. Oral sex was not as safe as thought

Oral sex is often considered as a way of "safe" sex. In fact, based on research, the infected body fluids such as semen and vaginal secretions containing high concentrations of the HIV virus can enter the bloodstream through the mucous membrane of the mouth.

3. Do not just worry about pregnancy

Many teens believe, the only risk of unprotected sex is pregnancy. Because it was in use birth control pills, oral sex and ejaculation outside to prevent pregnancy. In fact, many things to worry about than pregnancy that is the existence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like syphilis, herpes, including HIV that can be life threatening.

4. Sometimes people do not say we did not know the exact nature and reality

Think for a moment the sentence above. How many people who admit that they suffer from HIV/AIDS when asked by his new partner? How many people who acknowledge their sexual lives when they know someone new? How many people really know their HIV status and health status of people with them before? A statement "My partner does not have HIV" can only be accepted when accompanied by tangible evidence of a negative HIV test. Ask clearly their HIV status and ask them to do the tests as evidence.

5. There is no cure for the killer

Although people with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) to live longer thanks to antiretroviral drugs, these drugs do not cure. If any of these drugs protect against opportunistic infections is not a "shortcut" from HIV infection. These drugs even cause side effects such as diarrhea, excessive fatigue, redness, nausea and vomiting.

Pain Chickenpox, Children Must Stay Bath


WHEN chickenpox, whether your child should take a bath? The question often comes to mind Moms. So, is this justified?

According to Dr. Alan R Tumbelaka SpA (K) from the Division Infeks and Tropical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty of medicine-RSCM, despite being sick is no reason not to bathe, even for people with chickenpox.

There are said not to bathe, so that scars that resemble chicken pox scar tissue is fast drying. In fact, this assumption is wrong! Instead of viruses, bacteria or germs that are embedded in the surface of the skin will grow fast if not cleaned with a shower, for example.

"Actually, chickenpox will dry by itself during the treatment according to doctor's advice. Generally can dry out after one week later, "he answers reader questions Moms & Kiddie consultation, Thursday (07/22/2010).

About how to bathe your baby being exposed to chicken pox, he said, actually no specific rules. Only, do not rub like bathing in general, just washed it. Better use of antiseptic soap containing liquid, simply pour into the small tub.

"For water, can use tap water, no need to use boiled water. Keep in mind when drying your baby's body should not be scrubbed, Moms simply sticking a towel pressed in parts of the wet body to chicken pox scars are not open again, "he explained.

Recognizing Symptoms of Chicken Pox

According to Dr. Alan, chickenpox (Varisella simplex) is an acute and contagious disease caused by the varicella virus zooster. Transmitted through the air spark of mucus secretion, cough or sneeze. However, as the diseases caused by viruses, such as influenza, chicken pox can also recover by itself if not found complications. In other words, even if untreated immune little good and able to resist the virus, can heal by itself. With an incubation period of about 2-3 days.

"The initial symptoms the patient will experience a slight fever, runny nose, quick to feel tired, lethargic and weak. Usually parents are often deceived and ignored it because it considers only the common flu. When Moms jelly, signs like these are early symptoms of chicken pox, "he explained.

Symptoms continued, he added, small red spots usually appear that turned into a lump filled with fluid is clear and has a reddish base.

When it emerged spots like this, parents should immediately take the child to the doctor. Vesicle in 3-4 days (liquid containing water), they will spread throughout the body, first and then to the front of the chest, shoulders and other limbs.

At this stage, usually coupled with extreme itchiness all over his body. If it were so, the illness experienced by the small pox must be addressed urgently by the doctor and the medical team at a local hospital. (Tty)[okezone.com]

AIDS Drug Users surge


Spreading HIV/AIDS increasingly worried about it. WHO launched the latest number of drug users to AIDS that continues to grow many-fold.

Number of HIV/AIDS continue to soar. This was reflected in the extraordinary surge of people who use AIDS drugs from 1.2 million last year to 5.2 million people.

According to reports the UN World Health Organization (World Health Organization/WHO), between 2003 until 2010, the number of patients who received antiretroviral treatment increased by two fold.

"We are very excited with this surge. This is really the biggest improvement we've ever seen in one year, "said Gottfried Hirnschall, Director of HIV/AIDS of WHO, Monday (19/7). He was in an interview with The Associated Press said, a jump in the number of drug users with AIDS was related more open access to treatment throughout the world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa region.

WHO's latest data submitted in the arena of the International AIDS conference in Vienna, Austria. Meanwhile, in the Eastern European region, in proportion to the number of people using fewer AIDS drugs than in other regions, because drug users are often ostracized and not given sufficient access.

Hirnschall said that drug users AIDS in Eastern Europe are often criminalized and often gets a bad stigma. While that in Africa, AIDS is an epidemic among heterosexuals, but in Eastern Europe occurred in the transmission of AIDS among drug users.

From the data submitted to WHO regarding the number of drug users AIDS Mbelum reflect the actual number of AIDS patients. Therefore, the number of drug users is probably only a third of the number of HIV/AIDS throughout the world. From there look at how the AIDS epidemic is so difficult to overcome, especially if not accompanied by support from the government and society.

While at the same place, presented related research methods for early detection of HIV/AIDS. Cases of transmission of HIV/AIDS often occurs because many people who do not know that someone in a community already infected with the deadly virus. For this reason, over the years sought ways to detect early cases of HIV.

Now, in an effort to improve methods for early detection of HIV, researchers sought to determine whether the program using nucleic acid testing (NAT) will increase the number of cases that can be detected early. In that trial, it turns out the program NAT can detect HIV earlier 23 percent.

Nucleic acid test of this mechanism is to look for traces of genetic material from organisms causing the infection. This differs from the standard detection methods which rely on the point of antibody immune system to pathogens. Said the researchers from the University of California, United States, although HIV prevention programs in the United States has done since tens of years ago, but remained elevated HIV incidence rates.

The initial phase of HIV infection is when the people most likely to infect others so that early detection and accuracy is critical in the effort to control the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study involved more than 3,000 people tested for HIV in some clinics in the San Diego, United States. The first participants were tested with a rapid saliva test. If positive, patients are given out and blood taken for HIV testing standard.

If results are negative, the blood was taken for NAT. Almost a quarter of cases of people with HIV have been identified as testing positive only with NAT. This study also found that more than two-thirds of patients with negative NAT test results using a computer or voice-mail to get results.

"Expanding the use of NAT for the program HIV tests routine can help lower the incidence rates of HIV by identifying persons with acute infection that would otherwise be missed through routine inspections," said study author Dr. Sheldon Morris, professor at the University of California, San Diego's Antiviral Research Center, USA States.

"In addition, automatic reporting of negative results can prove an acceptable alternative reporting and reduce the intense face to face," added Morris in his study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine's June 14 edition.

Known, AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a disease caused as a result of breeding of the HIV virus in the human body. This virus attacks white blood cells (CD4 cells), thus resulting in damage to the immune system.

The loss or reduction in body resistance makes the patient vulnerable of various diseases, including even minor ailments. The virus HIV attacks CD4 cells and makes it a breeding ground of new HIV viruses and then ruin it, so can not be used again. As we know that the white blood cells is necessary for the immune system.

Without immunity, the disease attacked when our body, our bodies are weak and do not attempt against outbreaks of disease. As a result, we may die even with influenza or common colds. When the human body exposed to the HIV virus, it does not directly cause or suffer from AIDS, but needed a long time and even years for HIV to cause AIDS or HIV positive are deadly.

Red Ginger Getting rid of Asthma


Acute asthma for many years to torture 'Sulastri Asmalia (35). When a relapse, the mother of four children could be unconscious. Not surprisingly, the hospital so her customers. After he routinely drink steeping the red ginger extract, the disorder is lost.

How tormented Lia, slender woman was so called, each at 13:00 to 14:00 and 21:00 to 22:00, asthma relapse. "It was like being strangled, huh ... hurt like hell," she describes the ordeal.

Nearly all day he could only stay in bed. The medicine is certainly to be her friend any shortness of breath comes. Be another story after she drinks red ginger extract of steeping, disturbances in breathing was no longer disturbing.

More Spicy
Anti-asthmatic potion that he got from his neighbors who have similar complaints. Every day Lia drinking two large glasses of steeping the red ginger on morning and evening. Any way make it simple. Thumb-sized ginger rhizome dimemarkan hands and then boiled with 1.5 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup, then drink all at once. Thankfully, until now Lia is no longer susceptible to interference, shortness of breath.

Red Ginger is a lot of the herbalist prescribed as one of the asthma medication. According to DR Suwijiyo Pramono, Faculty of Pharmacy Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, the possible effect of antihistamines on merahlah ginger relieve asthma.

Red Ginger is a plant herb pseudo trunked upright and unbranched.

Zingiberaceae berfamili this plant stems, small round green and somewhat hard. The leaves are arranged criss-regular intervals.

Plant height was no more than 60 cm. The size of the red ginger ginger smaller than other types. As the name implies, this ginger-colored orange-red to the young. This coarse fibrous plants. Texture coarse stems and small round reddish-green.

Latin name Zingiber officinale plant, said Bambang Sudewo, herbalist from PJ Kedhaton Sekar, Yogyakarta, is rich in benefits. As a traditional medicine, it is clear Dewo, so he addressed, ginger, red has been chosen. This is because the essential oil content, substance gingeral, and oleoresin or substance that gives a sense of bitter and spicy higher than an elephant ginger and ginger CVD.

According Dewo, red ginger efficacious as a laxative, anthelmintic, anti-rheumatic, and release into the wind. Also efficacious to warm the body, appetite enhancer, the release of sweat, as well as preventing and treating colds. In addition, it is also efficacious to overcome sore throat (bronchitis), arthritis, back pain,, stomach pain, increase stamina, treat headaches, muscle aches, premature ejaculation, breast milk facilitator, and relieve asthma.

Mbah Sarpinyem, peddlers of herbal medicine in Klithikan Pakuncen, Yogyakarta, also provides a mixing of red ginger to buyers who experience shortness of breath because of asthma.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Apple Vinegar Stabilize Blood Pressure


Apples are known to have many health benefits. When fermented into vinegar, apple still efficacious. Among these disorders can alleviate hypertension and vascular complaints, to lose weight.

Consumption of an apple a day will keep us from the doctor's room. The old adage was born not without meaning. Vitamin and mineral content of apples ensure the body remains fit and free from disease flogging.

It is estimated there are about 7000 varieties of apples around the world with diverse properties. Some studies reveal, potassium and potassium content of fruit was able to reduce risk of stroke, reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, and blood vessels healthy.

Most people eat apples in the form of fresh fruit. There is also a process into juice, plus extra syrup or other feelings. Others, there is a process it into vinegar.

Apple vinegar is the best source of soluble fiber, cholesterol free and fat, and contain sodium. Pectin content was also effective in suppressing blood vessel stopper bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL). Matches to be drunk hot or cold.

Apple juice is antiseptic, so it can help reduce the amount of bad bacteria in the digestive tract, improve metabolism, improving blood flow, overcome the poisoning, as well as reduce the risk of obesity. The rest, apple vinegar also contain carotenoids, a source of vitamin A that works to increase stamina.

Not only through formal research, apple vinegar has long been known empirically efficacious than recognition. Mira example, several times to share experiences via e-mail and mailing lists to her friends work together on the apple vinegar.

"At first I bought 'apple cider' for my husband that there is a tendency of hypertension. Precisely my father who drank. He happened to be a problem with uric acid. Having finished two bottles, grate on the legs were much reduced, "said the mother of two children who live in this Depok.

He then advised her husband regularly consume apple vinegar. The result is not bad either, the husband's blood pressure gradually stabilized. Even so, she believed her husband's condition improved and the father not only because of apple vinegar, but because they also avoid foods trigger a complaint.

"Therefore, any friend who asked, I was cautioned not just consumption of apple vinegar, but must be accompanied by a willingness to live healthy," she said.

Weight Decrease
In South Jakarta, Effendi said, after a month of eating a tablespoon of apple vinegar mixed with half a glass of cold water before breakfast, fitness increases. "The first time you drink apple vinegar, it's very acidic, but after a long time casual. After three months, body weight decreased almost four pounds. Another effect that I feel, taste for fatty food to be reduced, "said 54-year-old man.

Other stories submitted Anita. Student majoring in advertising this final level of claims, could strike apple vinegar drink because it tastes less good. Later he found the right potion for herself, that is, two tablespoons of apple vinegar mixed with cold water plus a spoonful of honey to taste.

In addition to drunk directly, ordinary apple vinegar mixed into a soup, as well as raw salad dressings, barbeque sauce, and others. In some countries, apple vinegar can be found in the packaging of pills and sold as dietary supplements or vitamins.

The fermentation process to be balsamic vinegar, sugar from the apple liquid modified by the yeast, which is usually used to make champagne, a liquor with a concentration of about 5 percent. Initially sweet, then slightly bitter, then appears a perfect aroma of fruit. Sometimes the fermented liquid is used instead of wine in many recipes.

Because fermented, naturally arise in which the alcohol content. Even so, alcohol fermented trusted not cause a problem because instead of extra fluids, but of the apple itself.

What side effects? A study in Malaysia revealed, apple vinegar no side effect if consumed according to dose or no more than six teaspoons a day. Complaints often arise if consumed in excessive amounts is feeling dizzy, but it can be prevented by drinking lots of water as an antidote.

Blood basically resistant to acid (vinegar apple nature), the excess acid will be removed naturally through urine and sweat. Conversely, blood reactive to alkaline. This means the blood pH will rise when there are nutrients that is alkaline. Alkaline blood condition that tends to facilitate the body's disease.

Therefore, consume apple vinegar stay within the rules. Especially for those who have problems such as kidney disorders. Like other health advice, healing and fitness not only because of drugs or certain herbs, but rather the conscience to choose a balanced diet and healthy behavior.

Drinking or Mixed
Because a liquid, other than drunk directly, apple vinegar is often added to certain processed foods as a mixture. Include the following:

- To drink, apple vinegar directly consumed with a rate of one tablespoon diluted with half cup of water.

- Because it tastes sour, some people mix it with honey to make it more sweet. However, your high blood sugar levels should not add the honey. For treatment, two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, one tablespoon of honey and a glass of water, stirring until blended.

- Apple vinegar can also be used for salad dressings. Usually mixed with other ingredients such as olive oil and egg whites.

- Apple vinegar can be purchased at the supermarket with a relatively cheap price.

10 Ways To Keep Sex BURNING


Who says love and sex is no longer thrilling after a legally married? Instead you will get love and sex better after your status as husband and wife, of course if you know the secret.

So what's the secret? Yes, with little effort, the couple relationship will continue red-hot.

Here are 10 tips you can do when it ran out of clever ideas for your spouse's surge, which quoted from about.com site.

1. Give Notice More details.

Try to make note of something that she liked when shopping and then bought specially for her. Make it as a surprise, not because of certain reasons. Put in place that would be found

2. Do something that can make dreams come true.

Try to do something that shows you care and listen to him. For example, a wife when you say you want the kitchen painted a certain color, but he can not possibly do alone. So unbeknownst to him, you immediately do so. But make sure if the color you select the right color.

3. Have fun dating outside the home.

Unbeknownst to the couple, you can buy a special outfit that you want to see a husband or wife to wear, to wear a night out on the town. Leave a message, that you want him to wear the clothes and the treaty met at the same place-same time you know their location.

4. Express a sense of love through writing.

In order to taste a very special partner, you can dedicate your blog to your spouse. Or maybe even write something that makes her feel very in favor.

5. Give the gift of love songs.

If you can sing, then sing a love song for your partner from your home garden or balcony. But if you can not sing, do not be disappointed once, you can bring a set of DVD player contains songs of love, then Sing like in Indian films. Make sure choose a romantic song or who leave the impression for both of you.

6. Always show affection.

Buttocks pinching husband or wife, or give a kiss to show that you still think she is the hottest person on this planet. That would make her feel safe dealing with you.

7. Show a sense of love in the picture.

Try to create a special scrapbook just for your husband or wife. Contents, possibly in the form of photographs of your most sensual or erotic as being outdoors.

Share a 'secret' when in the open was capable of making memories together, to improve the quality of your relationship.

8. Send SMS/short message.

Without any reason, you can send a short message containing the sweet words every few hours. Although looks trivial but is able to make your partner feel special.

9. Surprises in the form of a romantic vacation.

Prepare a surprise for your partner to spend a long weekend somewhere special. You can choose the beach or the mountains far from the commotion of the city.

But make sure, that your husband or wife does not need to do anything. You do all the planning. He only knew that it was time for a romantic adventure.

10. To linger in bed.

Try to spend your time with your partner in bed all day. Make sure food and drinks, is available at the bedside. During that period, you free yourself to do a kiss, hug, have sex, then sleep.

And, it could be done again and again. Certainly, when I woke up the next morning you will feel your life is more alive than ever.

Rp550 Billion for Handling Sickness


Indonesia once again raise funds for HIV/AIDS from the Global Fund. The main beneficiaries, namely the Ministry of Health, NU, and the National AIDS Commission, or NAC, signed an agreement extending a grant of 60.7 million U.S. dollars or about Rp550 billion to the Global Fund, Wednesday (23/6).

These funds will for the Ministry of Health of 39.1 million U.S. dollars, the National AIDS Commission (NAC) 18.6 U.S. dollars, and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) at 2.9 million U.S. dollars for the first period, July 1, 2010 until June 30 2012. Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih Health Minister said that due to HIV/AIDS, Global Fund funding from the government 45 percent and 55 percent.

The Global Fund has provided assistance in grants to Indonesia since 2003 to support HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Global Fund Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine said the Global Fund is a major donor of funds for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Funds collected from donor countries, corporate, and donors from around the world it is a form of collective efforts to combat the disease. "No one can overcome the illness alone," said Kazatchkin.

Use of funds

Director of Communicable Disease Control Ministry of Health Iwan Direct Mulyono disclose, funds HIV/AIDS that will be used for strengthening health capacity in high-risk groups, support to hospitals for antiretroviral treatment, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and share other activities.

Deputy Secretary of the NAC field J Silfanus Fonny Program said the organization will use the fund for the prevention of new infections, especially in key populations.

NU Vice Chairman Wan Nedra Institutes of Health said it will cooperate with other community organizations to build centers that injecting drug use prevention. In addition, there are outreach programs to high-risk group. (Ine/DAY)

Excess perspiration, it normal?


Sweating is normal. However, if excessive, can cause problems. You can imagine how someone could not believe her in the association if the armpit area is always wet from excessive sweat production. Unfortunately again if the unpleasant smell caused by excessive perspiration. This problem is a classic problem that is very often found in Indonesia, is associated with a tropical climate.

Actually, sweat is the body's mechanism in an effort to release heat from the body. In general, the body will sweat when the heat gets stimulation, both in body and air temperature. Sweat also came out when people are exercising so that heat from the body out. "Therefore, the sweat become one of the body's defense mechanism to maintain skin moisture," said Retno Iswari Tranggono, MD, dermatologist and beauty of Ristra House.

However, the problem would be different if the production of excessive sweating and running almost all the time. Problems that would arise are feeling less comfortable and declining confidence. "Shame really feels when meeting with clients and there are marks of sweat in the armpits of my shirt," said Arien. Employees of private companies in Blok M area was claimed that he was easy to perspire when feeling nervous or emotional excess.

Excessive sweating or in the medicine called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerves associated with sweat glands. Conditions are not calm emotions, such as fear, nervousness, or anxiety can cause hyperhidrosis. There alleged if the hereditary factor contributing cause hyperhidrosis.

In patients with hyperhidrosis, usually sweat out in the hands, feet, underarms, face and head. One thing that might be quite entertaining that hyperhidrosis is purely confined to the problem of too active glands produce sweat all the time. There is no hiding behind a disease condition that often becomes the subject of this women. "If hyperhidrosis caused by emotional state, this state is just the reaction of the body and will not last long," continued Retno Tranggono.

A slightly different situation when the whole body (not just confined to the armpit) are often flooded with sweat at night, especially when you're sleeping, whether it is hot or cold weather. There could be a disease as the culprit. "Usually, diabetes mellitus, lung diseases such as tuberculosis, heart disease, and hyperthyroid disease that can cause hyperhidrosis," said Retno Ristra also the founder of the Institute of Skin Health and Beauty of this Science.

But, of course must be accompanied by a number of other clinical symptoms such as shaking someone often, but eat a lot more body care, body temperature higher than its normal state and so forth. This situation also could be due to the effects of a medication that is being undertaken. If you are not experiencing any health problems other than this excessive sweat, chances are you experiencing idiopathic hyperhidrosis, which means the causes of excessive sweating is not known to you ..

Various efforts are often simple to solve the problems we hear disturbing for people who do a lot of social contact with others. For example, by drinking a variety of traditional herbal ingredients such as tamarind and turmeric leaf beluntas.

Medically, the most easy and secure way to overcome the problem of excessive sweating is to make lifestyle changes that include the selection of clothing. Not advisable to wear tight clothing, nylon, polyester, or wool (except at cold temperatures), and also a hat. For the face, may be able to use baby powder with sprinkled evenly and thinly. In addition, for hyperhidrosis is caused by stress, it helps the patient learn to manage his emotions. It could also stop using a drug that is used if hyperhidrosis is caused by the use of drugs.

The use of new drugs is recommended if the first way did not work. Drugs that are most easy to use deodorant. Deodorant to reduce sweating although temporary.

"Deodorants containing aluminum chloride antiperspirants or absorb perspiration is excessive," he said.

If the regular use of antiperspirants are not effective to put the brakes on excessive production of sweat glands, try using antiperspirants from a stronger group. For example, certain drysol or dry. In some people with sensitive skin types, the active ingredients contained in them sometimes cause irritation to the skin effect. So, use it at night and do not forget to clean the next morning. Expected effects usually appear within 1-2 weeks.

Because sweat production is influenced by neural koliner, aka the right type of oral drugs are medicines that can lower anticholinergic class of sweat production. However, often side effects such as dry mouth, nausea, and difficult urination and bowel movement (constipation). While sedation usually does not respond to hyperhidrosis is influenced by emotional stress.

In addition, current techniques can be used iontoforesis, namely providing electrical stimulation to the skin thus obstructing the sweat glands. Only, the limitations of this method is the length of time required for the therapeutic and side effects such as skin irritation, dryness, to exfoliate.

Another option is to do botox injections in areas that are often diaphoretic. Botox itself is an extract from the venom botolinum (botolinum toxic), which was originally used to prevent wrinkling of the skin. "Because Botox works by paralyzing the nerves, so it is used to paralyze the nerves that affect the production of sweat," said Retno.

Currently, this method is being used in Australia's best-selling and the United States to cope with hyperhidrosis because, among other things, high effectiveness (effective for 6-8 months). Side effects, among others, the patient will feel pain, discomfort, and may experience stiff facial muscles for a while.

If others are not effective ways to overcome excessive sweating, the way the operation can be achieved. "With the record, if the patient really bother with hyperhidrosis suffered," said Retno.

In the process of this surgery, doctors would be lifting some of the sweat glands to reduce the amount of sweat production. Also raised depending on the areas where the most sweat.

The method is more profitable operations due to the effects of a longer or permanent. Side effects that may arise at the same operative methods such as surgical methods in general, such as bleeding during and after surgery, infection, accumulation of serum, lymph inflammation, discomfort in the upper arm, feeling numb, and can occur in people who have keloid at kaloid talent.

Sperm DNA Already Million Years


Genes on the man who is responsible for sperm production was already older than 600 million years. In addition, this gene was the same in all living creatures, from insects to mammals.

Gene called Boule still has the same function and has not changed one bit despite having passed the various evolution. Research on sperm genes was conducted by a team of experts from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. They compared the sperm derived from fruit flies, sea urchins, rooster, fish, and humans. When the gene Boule is removed from male rats, although the animals remained apparently healthy but do not produce sperm.

The results of this research has great benefits in human health, such as improving the understanding of fertility in men and can be developed to produce a contraceptive method for men.

"The results of this study proves that the body's ability to produce sperm very ancient, may still be the same as at the beginning of the evolution of the 600 million years ago," said Eugene Xu, a researcher in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

He added, gene Boule is the oldest sperm-producing genes in humans has ever been found. The discovery that the genes exist in humans is similar to other living beings is very surprising the experts because sperm production is influenced by natural selection.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Protein, falsifies Muscle?


Your attempt to build muscles in the fitness center will not be optimal if not accompanied with proper nutrition. Of course you need a intake which not only maintain health, but also help develop and build muscle. What is needed?

Asian men have a body fat percentage is higher than European men. Therefore, they need practice with quality sufficient for the formation of muscle. In addition to weight training, proper nutrition is also necessary to facilitate fat burning and muscle formation.

There are about 650 muscles that make up the body to move. Muscle consists of fibers that can be contracted so as to elongate and shorten to produce movement. The muscle itself is composed of protein. Therefore, if you want to form a body, obviously required more protein than those who were normal.

"In order for proteins to enter and be absorbed, needs help with a variety of nutrients, such as L-carnitine to burn fat, creatine for muscle formation, amino acid, and vitamin B-complex to help the metabolism of amino acids," said Susana, MSc, Head of Nutrifood Division Research Center.

Protein needs for muscle formation about 1.5 to 2 grams per kilogram of body weight. So, if you weigh 60 kg, then you need 90 grams of protein. This amount would not be satisfied from the daily diet and need to be assisted with additional high-protein supplement.

"Protein in fact we can get from eggs, chicken meat, milk, or beef. However, in general, the food was also quite high in fat," said Susana.

In addition to protein, make sure your body has high levels of antioxidants. "When the sport, the more free radicals are released the body. Therefore, the consumption of food is also a source of antioxidants, such as vegetables and fruit," she explained.

Currently many outstanding muscle building supplement products. Before deciding to buy, make sure the selected product received permission from authorities. "Avoid the use of instant but have dangerous side effects, such as injecting steroids," she said.[

Measure Your Diabetes Risk!


According to Dr. A.B. Wardoyo, Sp.PD, from Bintaro International Hospital, Tangerang, diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 happens when body can not produce insulin or use it.

In the long term, this condition can cause heart problems, kidney disease, stroke, blindness, or a rotting wound that had to be amputated. If you wanted to know if you are the risky, answer the question below and total the values!

1. Are you usually at least 30 minutes of exercise every day?
• Yes = 0
• No = 2

2. Are there any members of your family with diabetes?
• No = 0
• A distant relative (grandparents, uncles/aunts, cousins) = 2
• close family (father/mother, siblings) = 4

3. How long your waist?
If you are a man:
• Less than 94 cm = 0
• If 94-102 cm = 1
• More than 102 cm = 2
If you're a woman:
• Less than 80 cm = 0
• If 80-88 cm = 1
• More than 88 cm = 2

When added together, if your score 4 or less, which means good. If five or more, meaning you at high risk. Immediately consult a doctor!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Found Drug Growers of new cells in the brain


Quoted from Liputan6.com, - Researchers have found a drug that helps the brain re-grow new cells and improve the experimental Alzheimer's drug, he said, Reuters reported.

Researchers, using the mouse test, based the findings of mammals, including humans, making the young brain cells throughout their lives. Most of the dead, but this drug has helped more than infant cells survive and grow into functioning brain cells.

"We make new neurons in our brain every day," said Andrew Pieper from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas who worked on this study, in a telephone interview. "What we do in research, allowing more of them survive." Today, the compound was called P7C3, and researchers have begun studying it to be more effective. They say it seems safe and even when working with drug taking.

This compound is similar to Medivation Inc. and Pfizer Inc. Alzheimer's experimental drug, Dimebon, and may provide ways to enhance the effect, Pieper and colleagues report in the journal Cell.

Alzheimer's gradually destroys the brain and affects 26 million people around the world. Drugs, such as Pfizer's Aricept, improve symptoms only slightly. The researchers examined the 1000 representatives from 300 thousand chemical compounds are collected and given to the rats. They then dissect the brain to see if the rats have made one new cells in the hippocampus, a brain region associated with learning and memory.

They finally narrowed the field to P7C3. When they gave it to old rats for two months, older rats was significantly better than other old rats in the way they learn in the vicinity of water of confusion. When dissected, these mice were found to have three times the number of new neurons are born normal in the area called the dentate gyrus of the brain.

They create derivative P7C3 called A20 that works better. When the researchers tested Dimebon and Serono compounds, they found these drugs also stimulate the growth of new brain cells. Able to provide drug effects and lead to better performance for treating Alzheimer's and other diseases that may destroy brain cells such as stroke and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

"This striking demonstration of treatment originating from cognitive decline associated with age of animal life and ways to develop the potential of the first drug that discusses the core processes in Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, which helped to finance for research.

Mouth is Gate of Your Health


Washington DC: When the eye called the windows to the soul, the mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Unwittingly, the changes in the gums or saliva may be a sign that your mouth not in good condition.

Now, open your mouth wide to check the condition as below:

1. Color Pale tongue

That is, you have anemia or iron deficiency. For comparison, anemia affects the health condition of one in five women in the United States. Without enough iron to help produce energy and maintain the immune system, so your body can not make hemoglobin and pigment in red blood cells are sufficient for the tongue.

Recommended, you eat more green vegetables, meat, seafood, and nuts or consume supplement with the recommended dose is 15 milligrams. If you are suffering from anemia should perform a diagnostic blood test.

2. Water thick Spittle
Could mean, you're experiencing xerostomia or dry mouth. Likelihood of OTC drugs because eat (including allergy and drug fever) giving rise to changes in the amount of water flowing into and out of cells.

And if allowed, dry mouth can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and infections caused by fungi in the mouth. When that happens, consult your doctor. Especially, about the drugs used for dry mouth.

As a precaution, a professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan, United States, Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, recently suggested that do not forget to treat the throat with a way to drink more water. Chewing gum and brush with toothpaste children usually contain fewer Dryer.
If this still feels dry, you are better off spraying a mouth like salivart OTC moisturizer. Or dentist will prescribe a booster such as salivary evoxac.

3. Bright red gums, swelling, or Small There Injury

This means the disease of the gums. Usually about 23 percent of women aged 30-54 years gum disease.

According to Ronald Herberman, professor of medicine at the Medical University of Pittsburgh, United States, bleeding or pus out, especially when brushing your teeth is a characteristic pain in the gums. Generally, this oral disease caused by bacteria. Gum disease can also be a sign of something more serious, such as diabetes.

In pregnant women will make the baby was born seven times faster than normal conditions. Perhaps, gum disease increase the level of biological fluids that induce labor. According to the researchers Academy of Oral and Dental Health United States.

It is suggested, you try toothpaste or mouthwash containing antimicrobial material. And do not forget to come to the dentist at least twice a year.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Patients of HIV / AIDS in NTT Increasing

Cases of HIV/AIDS in East Nusatenggara already very worrying. There should be cross-sectoral coordination to tackle the problem. Thus the testimony of the Vice-Governor of NTT Esthon L. Foenay in Kupang on Saturday (10/7).

According Esthon, until the first half of 2010, cases of HIV/AIDS in the East Nusatenggara' has reached 1129 cases spread in 16 of the 21 districts/cities. This amount is expected to more than the actual numbers, because there are not monitored. "There are five districts in the East Nusatenggara according to the data, no cases. But this is not guaranteed, since no actual findings of the case so there is no case," said Esthon, as written by Antara.

Esthon added, from 1129 cases (648 HIV and 481 AIDS patients), 291 of whom had died. Vice Governor of NTT worry that the number of people affected by HIV/AIDS continue to increase if no serious handling. Because of existing data, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS come from various groups, such as housewives, highest students, to students. (Ulf)


Ways of Keeping Heart Health


World Heart Federation (World Heart Federation/WHF) predicts cardiovascular disease will be the main cause of death in Asia in 2010. Therefore, it is expected with the launching of the program "Healthy Indonesia 2010" by the Ministry of Health, the death rate from heart disease could be reduced to the lowest limit.

Surely not difficult to reduce the risk of heart disease threat. For starters, you can follow some tips below:

1. Adjust your diet

a. Try eating more foods such as rice, vegetables (green beans, spinach, etc.), fruits, fish, whole grains and yogurt.
b. Reduce intake of foods such as milk, cheese and nuts. Add the garlic on your food recipes.
c. Eating foods containing beta carotene as carrots, cabbage and tubers.
d. Reduce sodium intake, no more than 1 1/4 teaspoon salt in a day. Eat regular meals. Drinking enough water. Change the habit of drinking coffee with tea.

2. Changing patterns and lifestyles

a. Exercise regularly. Initially selectable types of mild to moderate-intensity exercise like brisk walking or stationary bike at least once during the 30 minutes three to five times a week. Make a habit of using the stairs every want to go to a higher floor.
b. Take advantage of every opportunity to perform physical activity. If you drive a motor vehicle, try to park a little farther from your destination so you get used to walking.
c. Do housework like sweeping, mopping, cleaning the house in addition to your sport. Maintain your ideal weight.
d. Stop smoking and avoid alcoholic beverages.
e. Get plenty of rest. Organize your daily schedule to avoid stress.
f. Do it a useful exercise to reduce stress such as relaxation therapy, yoga and meditation. Much laughter is also a good medicine.

3. Check with your health regularly

a. Know the history of heart disease and blood vessels in your family tree.
b. Perform regular medical check ups, including in it is to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol in your body.

4. Take only drugs that are prescribed by a doctor for your

5. Give and receive affection from the people you care about

Try applying some basic tips above in your daily life, for the most appropriate treatment for heart disease is actually preventing heart disease itself.

Symptoms of High Blood Diseases (Hypertension)


Hypertension is difficult to realize someone because hypertension has no specific symptoms. The symptoms are readily observable among others, namely:

1. Mild symptoms such as dizziness or headaches
2. Often agitated
3. Red face
4. Sore neck
5. Irritable
6. Ear buzzing
7. It's hard to sleep
8. Asphyxiate
9. Sense of weight in the nape
10. Easily tired
11. Dazed eyes
12. Nosebleed (bleeding from the nose).

Hypertension can be detected by measuring blood pressure regularly. Hypertensive patients, when not handled properly, will have a big risk to die from cardiovascular complications such as stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure, damage caused by hypertension targets include:

* The brain: causes stroke
* Eyes: causes hypertension and retinopathy can cause blindness
* Heart: cause of coronary heart disease (including myocardial sac), heart failure
* Kidney: cause of chronic kidney disease, terminal renal failure.

Causes of High Blood Disease or Hypertension.

The cause of hypertension is often referred to as one of the degenerative disease. Generally, patients with hypertension do not know him before his blood pressure checked. This disease is also known to attack anyone from different age groups and socio-economic groups. But more commonly found in elderly, which is one risk factor.

Risk factor for hypertension, are among others:

* Stress.

* Factor Descent (Genetic).

* Age.

* Intake of Salt.

* A less healthy lifestyle.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fiber Preventing and Overcoming Ambien


When bowel movements hard and difficult, especially if accompanied by excessive straining, pain usually occurs in the anus. The pain comes from irritation and sores on the surface of the anus due to hard stools that forced out.

In some people, if this situation occurs frequently, over time can arise ambient or Hemorrhoid. If it is so, the pain will be more severe, often accompanied by inflammation and swelling, and even fresh blood dripping out. It makes the sufferer so miserable, especially when the desire to defecate more urgent or time must sit for long.

For people who do not want to suffer from the ambient, the defecating hard and difficult should be avoided. You do this by consuming fibrous food. Many examples of high fiber foods that have, among others: papaya, sweet potato leaves, spinach, kale, fresh fruits (bananas not included). In addition, fluid intake should also be in sufficient quantities so that the stool softer.

Consumption of high fiber, besides can prevent the emergence of ambient, also can reduce the absorption of cholesterol by the intestine. This is important, especially for people who are overweight or who have high blood cholesterol levels. In addition, the stool out faster due to the fiber in which a person can avoid colon cancer. According to research, long stored feces in the bowel can damage the cells of the colon wall causing mutation into cancer cells.

For people who already have ambient, fiber consumption is also very helpful. Consumption of fiber will soften the stool, so it will come out easily and cause little or no pain. Although sometimes required treatment with anti-pain or anti-inflammatory, fiber can not be ignored factor in the success of the ambient treatment. In fact, virtually, fiber is a key element in the treatment and prevention of recurrence of his ambient.

Fortunately, the fiber is not expensive. All around us is a cheap source of natural fiber and affordable. Only sometimes we are accustomed to eating unhealthy and we do not want to bother looking for fibrous food. Unhealthy eating behaviors should be changed if you want to continue living healthy.

Hemorrhoids and Treatment - Important for people with hemorrhoids


Hemorrhoid disease, for those of you hemorrhoid sufferers of this disease, do not be shy to tell people which of course might be for you to tell me. for those of you who suffer from hemorrhoids are expected to pay attention to food, such as fibrous foods, for more details, you can consult with your doctor. Here are some articles that may be helpful to your ambient or hemorrhoid sufferers.

Hemorrhoids
is a disease of inflammation in the rectum wall. There are two characteristics that is swelling outside and inside. To the outside, the walls of the anus can we hold, while inside we can touch it by inserting a finger into the rectum. Ambient disease or hemorrhoids caused by two factors, namely genetics and health disorders.

If you are patient Ambient, ask your parents if they suffer from the disease. But if not, the cause is a lack of consumption of fruits, fiber foods, spicy foods, can also be caused by sitting too long.

Ambient disease is very annoying, these circumstances make it difficult patients in performing daily activities. Just imagine, these circumstances can make a person lying weak pain, even though that person should be rushed to the office.

Ambient disease can appear after a bowel movement because the inside of the anus experiencing friction with the filth that comes out, so the anal wall is automatically follow the rate of ambient dirt and cause relapse coincided with that natural process.

There is no cure method to eliminate this disease. But there are other ways to reduce the occurrence of recurrent ambient, the way you should consume each day of white water, reduce the spicy foods and drinking traditional herbs.

With this method you can feel the benefit, which means to relieve suffering pain from ambient. Many patients ignore ambient foods that should not be consumed. So far patients ambient ashamed to tell of a friend or surrounding environment. Ambient disease patients considered shameful and a lot of gossip.

Compiled from various sources, experts claimed this disease can not be completely cured but can be avoided by adopting a healthy life and stop consuming food becomes the toughest enemy of this disease.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Healthy Teeth, Brush Teeth Before Bed is Compulsory


When compared with the morning, not many people are accustomed to brushing your teeth before bed. In fact, it was nighttime is the most important to protect the teeth from his evil bacteria.

According to drg Aditya Pribadi, SpOrtho, while sleeping in his mouth so sour mood, if not cleaned, tooth decay will be more easily arise. "Actually, not just before bed are obliged to brush my teeth, after meals should be because the atmosphere was more acidic mouth and bacteria love it," said a doctor who practiced in dental clinics Dharmawangsa 8 Dental Care, Jakarta.

If we do not brush my teeth before bed, bacteria in the mouth can damage teeth freely. This is because while sleeping at night, saliva production is reduced. As a result, mouth dry and plaque neutralization process does not take place optimally. As is known, one of the functions of saliva is to clean teeth naturally and defense functions of the body from bacteria.

Apart from causing plaque, bacteria that breed in the mouth was also one cause of bad breath. No wonder if the morning was delicious aroma wafted from the mouth. To reduce the proliferation of bacteria that, we need to brush my teeth. So do not just brush my teeth while bathing, but also the night after dinner before bed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Broccoli for Breast Health


Researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, U.S., found a new anti-cancer providers. In their study, they found that young broccoli shoots have anticancer substance called sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS). This is very useful to prevent breast and colon cancer in our major.

SGS substances contained young broccoli is 50 times stronger than that contained in the cooked broccoli. SGS consumption as contained in broccoli is quite important considering that cancer is growing slowly. If you were diagnosed, usually already in a fairly dangerous stage.

Broccoli 'Powerful Prevents Breast Cancer'


As quoted from kompas.com - Broccoli indeed been often mentioned as one of the vegetables that can prevent and overcome breast cancer. This has been proven through various studies about the benefits of broccoli is done by scientists.

Chemical compounds found in vegetables are targeting the cells that become food for tumor growth. High content of sulforaphane in broccoli can kill cancer stem cells, and preventing the development or spread of disease.

Researchers from the University of Michigan has successfully completed laboratory tests on rats and cell cultures. Study author, Professor Duxin Sun, said, "We have already studied how often the effect of sulforaphane on cancer, but this study shows that the benefit is in the stem cells inhibit breast cancer."

Every year, in the UK found about 46,000 cases of breast cancer, with 12,000 deaths. Recent chemotherapy treatments do not work against cancer stem cells, which causes the disease can recur and spread to other areas. Get rid of cancer stem cells believed to be very important to control tumor development.

Because these laboratory experiments are not tested on patients with breast cancer, researchers suggest that we not only add sulforaphane supplements in our diet. This is intended as an anticipation to prevent or treat cancer.

Currently they are also developing their own methods to extract and protect these chemicals, and will continue the clinical trial to test the process.

How Broccoli Beat Cancer


Nickname broccoli as a superfood is not new. Numerous studies have shown that vegetables this one does have a kind of a natural ingredient that can fight cancer cells.

Based on the latest news, experts in England have been able to identify and explain the content of these anticancer mechanism of these substances interact with genes responsible for cancer development.

As published in the journal BioMed Central Molecular Cancer newest edition, the experts describe how the anticancer substance called sulforaphane works. Simply put, sulforaphane neutralize similar gene called PTEN. The gene is involved in the formation of prostate cancer cells.

Under normal conditions, PTEN will inhibit cancer development. However, in certain cells, this gene actually disappeared and was later going to trigger the growth of cancer.

The presence of sulforaphane seem to be able to reduce the influence of cells and loss of PTEN is able to prevent the cancer to grow and develop.

This conclusion was obtained after scientists at the Institute of Food Research Norwich Research Park to do a series of studies. The experts using prostate tissue from the body of a man and cancer cells from rats. This finding would be new hope for the creation of a therapy for prostate cancer that attacks around 36 000 men each year.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Left Brain Characters and Right Brain


Ok, now I'm also attracted to the world of health. Because my mother involved in the health world, the article is very useful for adding your insight.

Human brain consists of two parts, the right brain and left brain. Its function clearly differ. I will explain each of the characters of the brain:

LEFT BRAIN characterized by analytical, inductive (specific vertical first and general), sequence (create one job in one period), clever read, think, say, analyze, belongs to a strong showing in mathematics and science, the nature of a more regular basis, our left brain Also notice that the shape perbualan processing, logic and analytical thinking.

RIGHT BRAIN creative character, global (erect something in the overall context),
deductive (general upright first and specific), simultaneous or multifunctional allowed to work a lot in one time, good paint, play music, sing, their forms, are emotions and feelings act to follow, preferring to fantasize, to have the power of a strong impulse, likely very smart and they might go astray in the world of imagination.

RIGHT BRAIN: our right brain functions to oversee aspects such as perception, space, vision, creativity and intuition. The way we process the intimation right brain is different from the left brain. Intimation to the right brain to process quickly and nonlinear. The right brain as a whole we see something and try to find docking between one another. The way we process the right brain is very difficult to notice explained through words because he is very complex.