7 June 2016

Ethiopia: A Bit About Asthma, Digestive Disturbance, Hemorrhoid and Back Pain

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Gemechu Kedir — Asthma

Asthma is an ancient Greek word meaning 'panting or short drawn breath'.It is a disease of the airways in which the airways get inflamed and thickened. Inflammation makes the airways prone to narrow too much and too easily. When airway narrowing occurs breathing become difficult. Cause, condition associated with, indicator of Asthma and its management plan were elaborated by sector scholars. Domestic mites, tobacco smoking, air pollution, respiratory infection drugs are risk factors for the development of Asthma. Rhinits, sinusitis, nasal polyps, gastroesophageal reflex are other conditions associated with Asthma.

Wheezing-a high-pinched whistling sounds when breathing out,worsen in night awakening the patient,worsen in the presences of exercise,viral infection, animals with fur, domestic dust while cleaning house, smoke tobacco wood, pollen, changes in temperature, strong emotional expression like laughing and crying, aerosol chemicals drugs and so on are indicators of Asthma.

Caution and supportive treatment for Asthma are suggested by doctors- Asthma victims have to minimize the amount water intake, must not inhale moist air, must not reuse a paper they used for sneezing on to also must not take drugs for cold without consulting doctors.

Hydration, mucolytics, chest physiotherapy, antibiotics, role of immunotherapy in the management of asthma are some supportive treatments. Avoiding asthma triggering things and like pollen, moulds, house dust mites,animals, tobacco smoke,strong odors and spray, cold infections, cold weather are among the important precautionary measures beyond supportive treatments. Doing exercise is recommended. Eating plenty of breads, cereals, vegetables and fruit, dining on diets with low fat and sugar volume, balancing the amount of exercise with the rate of food consumption are recommended for people with asthma.

Digestive disturbance: indigestion is a vague feeling of abdominal discomfort. It may be described as a feeling of fullness, belching, bloating, and nausea. It is the commonest cause of indigestion. In some persons its manifestation are seen soon after drinking or eating. It may also be caused by eating too fast or overeating. Spicy foods, high-fiber foods, fatty foods or too much caffeine can aggravate indigestion problems. Other causes are smoking tobacco, experiencing stress and taking drugs such as antibiotics, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Eating slowly, chewing the food thoroughly, avoiding argument during meal and doing exercise immediately after a meal, avoiding chewing gum and aspirin are meanses of prevention. The wise eat fruit in place of fried snacks. They drink water and fruit juices instead of alcohol. They do not eat till they experience a stomach pang. They eat small portions. They always eat at least a few hours earlier before going to bed. They do not keep TV in the dining room. Often they take 30-minute walk. Loose fitting clothes make them more comfortable.

Treatment: Indigestion treatments depend on the causes.There is a need to consult physicians. If the cause is overeating enzyme tables after meals will provide relief. If the indigestion is associated with foul smelling flatulence, then drugs like metronidazole or tindazole will help reducing the symptoms. Watch your diet, fiber and high fat food are non-drug treatment. There might be differences. Determine which foods create the most gas and alter the diet accordingly. If fiber is the culprit, eat smaller portion of fiber-rich food at one sitting. Cutting back on fatty foods allows the stomach to empty faster, and allows gas to move into the small intestine, limiting bloating and discomfort. Simethicone, activated charcoal and lactase are among medication type. Simethicone is used for belching which is available either alone or as a component of many antacids. It works by combining together the gas bubbles so they are more easily burped away. Activated charcoal is also used for lower intestinal gas products which can result in back stools and constipation. Lactase is a highly available product in the market designed to aid in lactose digestion. Lactase is available in pill and liquid form. It is either added to dairy products or taken along with these foods.

Hemorrhoids: The term hemorrhoid refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen. When they become inflamed, hemorrhoid can itch,bleed,and cause pain. A hemorrhoid condition tends to get worse over the years. It is common for both men and women. As to sector scholars explanation, it occurs in two form internal and external. Internal hemorrhoid occurs higher up the anal canal and therefore not visible. In mild cases bleeding is the most common symptoms of internal hemorrhoids, and often the only symptom. A splash of bright red at defection and mucous on underwear and itch are the most common symptoms. External hemorrhoids are visible as they occur outside the anus. They appear blue. Usually they do not produce any symptoms. When they get inflamed, they become red and painful. Itching, pain and bleeding are symptoms of external hemorrhoid. Medical treatment of hemorrhoid is aimed initially aLactase is a highly available product in the market designed to aid in lactose digestion. relieving symptoms. Warm tub baths several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minute, application of cream or suppository to the affected area,relieving the pressure and straining of constipation, hemorrhoid injection and banding and surgical therapy are suggested measure for hemorrhoid sickness. Lastly, it keep stools soft so they pass easily thus deceasing the pressure,empty bowels without undue straining as soon as possible after the urge occurs, regular exercise and increasing fiber in the diet and drinking adequate amount of fluid are preventive mechanisms of hemorrhoids. Lactase is a highly available product in the market designed to aid in lactose digestion. the market designed to aid in lactose digestion.

Back pain: low back pain is common as common as the common cold. Eight out of every 10 people have had a back problem, or will have a back problem sometime in his or her life. It is estimated that 50 to 80 percent of adults have experienced back pain at some time in their life. It can occur at any age level. However, it may occur slightly more often in middle age (around 40 years of age) men and women. Injury or accident, strain, sprains, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, osteoporosis and fractures of the spine, fibromyalgia are most common cause of back pain. There are a number of back pain management and treatment mechanisms. Namely, bed rest, hot and cold compression lumbar traction, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, acupuncture, massage, shiatsu and acupressure, footwear, back sport and spinal manipulation and so on.

Back pain medication depend on the severity and cause of back pain. Paracetamol, pain or inflammation reducing drug, muscle relaxants, tramadol hydrochloride, capsaicin are some medication mechanism.

Love making and backache: low backache, even if it is temporary, can have a significant impact on the ability to a satisfying love making. The situation should be handled delicately. Use a firm surface, trying to emphasis the non-physical aspect of relation like talking, communicating, hugging, kissing and massaging. All are pain free and can take away much of emotional and physical stress of conjugal felicity. Lying flat on the back puts strain on the lumbar spine, therefore, put a pillow under the knees to keep the legs slightly bent. This will take some of the pressure off the low back. A small roll under the curve of the lumbar spine may also be of benefit. Most of the position of lying, kneeling and sitting can be reasonably accomplished without increasing the back pain, if done carefully. If any pain or strain is felt, change the position. The body does not lie and if the position is awkward, the body will tell you its way. Listen to your body.

Finally, long term manifestation in back pain, sciatica and backache exercise are other important measures to minimize and lead you to get cure. Long term outlook in back pain and neuralgia is the commonest case of acute low back pain improve quickly-within a few days or sometimes within a few weeks. Sprains and strain of muscle and ligaments usually respond well to conservative treatment without any significant long lasting effects. With simple treatment, up to 90 percents of people with acute back pain improve within one month and up to 60 percent improve within a week.

Even severe back pain due to a herniated disk often resolves within six weeks, as the protruding disk being to shrink. And in less than 5 percent of people the pain persists and becomes chronic. Surgery is rarely required. Secondly, exercise is the most important for the treatment of chronic low back pain. So an exercise program should be taken in to consideration. Ankle pumps,heel slides,abdominal contraction,leg raise to strengthen back and hip,wall squats,heel raises, straight leg raises, single knee to chest stretch, exercise to decrease the strain on back, partial sit-up to strengthen abdomen muscles, back leg swing to strengthen hip and back muscles are some kinds of exercise used for back pain treatment as elaborated by scholars. If no cure it allow the last age of back pain problem which is resolved by back pain surgery.

Journalist message: without a good health you can not manage to achieve learn, farm, drive.....and do whatever you want to. Health is a backbone of any societal development even for lovemaking. Try to see to or apply the aforementioned scholars' suggestion to get better in your life thought protecting and managing the above diseases.

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