Home Remedy For Gallstones – A Cure For Gallstones So You Can Keep Your Gallbladder

Before gallbladder surgery even crosses your mind, you should try a simple home remedy for gallstones that works for almost all types of gallstones. Unfortunately, statistics show that most people opt for the organ removal operation, gallbladder surgery. This is probably because their doctor recommended the surgery. But before you remove your gallbladder, have you considered what history has taught us about various surgery practices. Gallbladder Surgery- Is it worth…

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Beta Interferons and First Clinical Episode If MRI Findings Consistent With MS

The treatment options prescribed to treat multiple sclerosis depend heavily on what type of multiple sclerosis a patient is fighting and what kind of findings the diagnostic tests show. For example, there is a common correlation between Beta interferons & first clinical episode if MRI findings consistent with MS. What this means is if a patient experiences a clinical episode and the MRI examination reveals findings that are consistent with…

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Facts That Multiple Sclerosis Patients Need to Know

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. It was first identified by a French neurologist, Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, in 1868. There is no cure, but there are a number of medications and lifestyle changes that multiple sclerosis patients and their families can use to make the disease more manageable. In this article, we’ll examine the known facts about the disease and MS treatment options.…

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Is There an Herbal Cure for Multiple Sclerosis?

MS is a devastating disease that can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to function and eventually in many cases leave them in a wheel chair. While there are treatments for this disease, in many cases the treatments available can cause side effects and damage of their own. This leads many people to look for an herbal cure for multiple sclerosis, in the effort to avoid what many consider to…

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MS Exercise – Best Exercises For Multiple Sclerosis

If you have MS, exercise should be an important part of your daily program and there are a number of different exercises that have been shown to be excellent for people with multiple sclerosis. Choosing an exercise should be based on your personal fitness level, the progression of your disease, and doctor recommendations.  Exercise is not only possible but advisable, not only will exercise not make your multiple sclerosis worse…

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MS and Joint Pain – Are They Connected and What Can You Do About It?

If you do a bit of research you will find that the terms MS and joint pain come up a lot, despite this not being considered a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis, pain in the joints seems to show up frequently for MS patients. It is important to understand the relationship between the two and what you can do about your pain. You should always talk to your doctor and have…

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Famous People With Phobias

Phobia is an abnormal fear of something. People may suffer from phobias of different kinds. Some people have water phobia, some have claustrophobia, some are scared of heights, loud noises or just about anything. There are several peopling who are famous and have the silliest of phobias. For example, aviophobia is very common and many celebrities suffer from it. This phobia is basically fear of flying. Knowing that they have…

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MS Symptoms – Early Detection Can Make a Big Difference

It can be very hard to diagnose multiple sclerosis in a patient as they can vary dramatically from one person to the next. However this being said most specialists have drawn up a very basic list of MS Symptoms – early stage and beyond to try and help doctors catch the disease as soon as possible so that therapeutic treatments can be started. This potentially devastating disease usually occurs in…

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Retreat Therapy For MS: Is It For You?

The idea of a retreat usually brings up images of relaxation, spiritual reflection and a getting away from the usual day-to-day life with its hustle and bustle stress. We most commonly are used to churches, businesses and large organizations having retreats with the intended purpose and goal of refocusing and a quest for new vision. It all boils down to “we’re stuck in the mud”, “a rut” or a cycle…

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Multiple Sclerosis, This Is It!

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder, involving abnormal activity in the body’s defense mechanism. This then turns against healthy cells rather than fighting against intruding infectious agents. MS is usually a life-long disease with symptoms that appear and disappear. It is often a disease that restricts your brain from sending proper signals. Thus communication is interrupted with the rest of the body. MS is a chronic, often disabling ailment that…

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Tips For Multiple Sclerosis Patients

A multiple Sclerosis diet claims to control and even eliminate the symptoms of the disease. This diet can also slow down the development of sclerosis. Of course, like any other diets, you should consult first with a doctor before jumping into one. The first step in having a successful sclerosis diet is to get rid of all gluten. You have to avoid foods that contain flour. Other diets also prohibit…

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Death And Multiple Sclerosis – How Long MS Patients Live And How The Disease Affects Life Expectancy

When you or a loved one are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, it can be very frightening, and most people cannot help but wonder if the disease is fatal, and how long patients can expect to live. However, there is nothing but good news for families affected by MS. This condition is not a death sentence, and it is very possible to maintain a happy and comfortable lifestyle despite any symptoms.…

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MS and Fatigue

MS fatigue is considered by most of us (MSers) to be the worst part of living with this chronic illness. It is estimated that anywhere from 85 to 95% of MSers experience MS fatigue at one time or another during the course of the illness. For those of us that live and cope with MS fatigue every day, it doesn’t come as a surprise that it is one of the…

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Multiple Sclerosis Remedies – Looking at Supplements For MS

Multiple Sclerosis remedies abound, from medications, diets, therapies, and supplements there are hundreds of different treatments claiming to treat MS. While not all of these remedies work, there are a number of them that have been shown to help multiple sclerosis patients improve the quality of their life. Those less invasive treatments that can be coupled with medication such as diet and supplements can help reduce or even eliminate some…

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Multiple Sclerosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the nerves of the central nervous system degenerate. This disease is believed to be an auto-immune disorder, resulting from an immune dysfunction of the body. Genetic factors are believed to play a major role in MS. There are different types of MS, including a relapsing- remitting type, a primary progressive type and a secondary progressive type. Symptoms include visual disturbances, muscular spasm,…

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New Multiple Sclerosis Treatment – Hope For the Future

For those who must learn to cope with the fact that they have been diagnosed with the incurable disease of multiple sclerosis the future may seem bleak. While there is currently no known cure for MS there is constant research being done to find a successful new treatment for multiple sclerosis that will help keep the symptoms in remission for more patients. In January of 2010 the FDA approved the…

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Ataxia and Multiple Sclerosis

Ataxia is the term given to any number of abnormal movements that take place while doing some voluntary movement. It sounds simple enough. I guess that whenever medical terms or definitions are involved things can get a little (if not a lot) complicated for most of us so, I’ll try to put it in layman’s terms. Folks suffering from ataxia have problems coordinating muscle movements. Often, these problems manifest themselves…

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Medical Marijuana – The Debate Rages On

Marijuana is also known as pot, grass and weed but its formal name is actually cannabis. It comes from the leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis sativa. It is considered an illegal substance in the US and many countries and possession of marijuana is a crime punishable by law. The FDA classifies marijuana as Schedule I, substances which have a very high potential for abuse and have no proven…

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The Wonder Drug Called Marijuana

Only alcohol beats Marijuana in being the most popular mood-altering and recreational drug used across the world. Drying and shredding of the ‘hemp’ plant is how marijuana is produced. It is the presence of a primary active ingredient called THC present in marijuana that causes conditions like loss of inhibition, elation and distorted sense of time. It may also result in temporary increase in visual sensibility and imaginative abilities. Although…

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Get Medical Marijuana Treatment With A Medical Marijuana Card

We have known marijuana plant as a drug and its use has been prohibited ever since. Despite some reported medicinal properties of marijuana plant, it was not given much attention. Until lately, it is being studied and is seen to cure many diseases that afflict many people around the globe. To be given treatment with marijuana, you must secure first medical marijuana card. In acquiring card, you must ensure that…

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Portland Marijuana Dispensaries to Provide Medicinal Marijuana to Those in Chronic Pain

In 1998 Oregon became one of the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana for patients doctors have determined to suffer from chronic pain. The law was called the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and made it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for patients with glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, Aids, and any other condition that causes chronic pain or muscle spasms. The new law provided relief for thousands…

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Foot Drop Due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Treatment Options – The WalkAide and AFOs

Do you suffer from foot drop that was caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? 1.) Introduction This article will touch upon predicted outcomes for individuals with MS. Moreover, we will discuss who will likely have the best outlook when it comes to this condition. Disability, discomfort and returning to near normal function after attacks is also discussed. This article also reviews MS and foot drop. Foot drop is a side effect…

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How to Get a Prescription For Medical Marijuana in Oregon

Thirteen states have laws allowing the use of medical marijuana. How can you get a prescription in Oregon? You must be a resident of the State of Oregon. You must be able to prove that you are a resident. Proof can include: Current Oregon photo ID card or, Current photo and a copy of your Oregon voter’s registration card You must have a condition that requires the use of medical…

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Marijuana – The Legalization Issues

US Government reports indicate nearly 98 million Americans have likely used marijuana at least once in their lives. Trends also indicate increased use among high school and college students. There has been a push in recent years for the legalization of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. In essence the hope of this push is to make marijuana available to patients as prescribed by a qualified physician. Marijuana was actually used…

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Is Marijuana Good For Your Health?

Yes marijuana is good for your health. Medical marijuana that is. Today there is increasing interest in the use of medical marijuana for treating everything from cancer to menstrual cramps and migraine headaches. People who wouldn’t be caught dead using marijuana are now interested in medical marijuana because it may be able to save their lives. Medical professionals worldwide have used marijuana for millennia to treat a variety of ailments.…

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MS and Alcohol Consumption – Can I Still Have a Drink Or Two?

One of the many questions that adults who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis often ask is if they can still continue to enjoy alcoholic beverages or if they are going to be off limits. If you were to ask many patients about MS and alcohol consumption you are likely to get a wide variety of opinions. While the opinions may vary somewhat they seem to all contain a very similar…

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Dental Case Study – MS Patient

49 year old married female with multiple sclerosis. She is very open to discuss her disease and the impact it has on her life. She practises yoga and relaxation therapy. A friend of hers mentioned that MS was caused by mercury toxicity from dental amalgam fillings. Her chief complaints were sensitivity to hot, cold in her upper left lower right quadrant, bleeding gums, possible amalgam removal and dry mouth. Client…

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Medical Marijuana and the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system. The body essentially “tags” its own tissue and begins to destroy it. There are many who advocate the use of medical marijuana as opposed to traditional treatments in order to treat this debilitating disease. Multiple Sclerosis causes the onset of sudden blindness, weakness in the legs and muscles, extreme fatigue, shock sensations in the face and hands, burning…

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10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

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(CNN) Dr. Sue Sisley noticed an unexpected trend among her patients. The psychiatrist works with veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. Many don’t like how they feel on all the meds they take to manage their anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and the flashbacks. “There’s just a few medications on the market that work, and even these can be inadequate,” Sisley said. “They end up getting stuck…

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Medical Marijuana and MS. What Do We Know?

MS & Medical Marijuana Overview The question of whether marijuana — produced from the flowering top of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa — should be used for symptom management in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex one. It is generally agreed that better therapies are needed for distressing symptoms of MS — including pain, tremor and spasticity — that may not be sufficiently relieved by available treatments. Development of more…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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THE POT DOCTOR HAS A BACKACHE. As Mahmoud ElSohly, Ph.D. shakes my hand, he’s wincing. Two days ago, ElSohly—the director of the University of Mississippi’s Marijuana Project—bent down the wrong way and threw out his back. And unfortunately, this morning’s visit to his chiropractor didn’t help him much. Ironically, just outside ElSohly’s office in the Waller Complex—behind bolted doors, coded chambers, and security cameras—lies a government-guarded farm where acres of…

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Cannabinoid receptor 2: Potential role in immunomodulation and neuroinflammation Review

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An accumulating body of evidence suggests that endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 (CB(1), CB(2)) play a significant role in physiologic and pathologic processes, including cognitive and immune functions. While the addictive properties of marijuana, an extract from the Cannabis plant, are well recognized, there is growing appreciation of the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in multiple pathologic conditions involving chronic inflammation (inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, multiple…

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5 Diseases Proven To Respond Better To Cannabis Than Prescription Drugs

The reason cannabis is so effective medicinally is directly related to its ability to interact with receptors in the body which inhibit inflammation and prevent disease. Cannabis does this so well, that few drugs can compete with its level of potency which come essentially with no side effects. These are just 5 diseases that are proven to respond better to cannabis than to drugs, however, there are many studies currently…

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Autoimmune Diseases Could be Treated With Medical Marijuana

Researchers at the University of South Carolina conducted a study that analyzed the effects of THC in marijuana on patients with autoimmune diseases because the drug has previously shown to have an immunomodulatory activity. Immunomodulatory means something is capable of modifying or regulating one or more immune functions, or can provide an immunologic adjustment, regulation, or potentiation. In this study’scase, the researchers found that the application of marijuana has the ability to suppress…

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Recent Research on Medical Marijuana by NORML.org

Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, colloquially known as marijuana, since virtually the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have been recovered in northern China, and the plant’s use as a medicinal and mood altering agent date back nearly as far. In 2008, archeologists in Central Asia discovered over two-pounds of cannabis in the 2,700-year-old grave of an ancient shaman.…

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Why I changed my mind on weed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN

(CNN) — Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called “Weed.” The title “Weed” may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning. Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the…

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