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Gastritis - Helicobacter pylori ; H. pylori
If you are a carrier of H. pylori , you may have no symptoms. If you have an ulcer or gastritis, you may have some of the following symptoms:
Bloating and fullness
Feeling very hungry 1 to 3 hours after eating
Mild nausea (may be relieved by vomiting)
Signs and tests
Simple blood, breath, and stool tests can determine if you are infected with H. pylori . If you have symptoms, your doctor will determine if you should have these screening tests.
The most accurate way to diagnose H. pylori is through upper endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Because this procedure is invasive, it is generally only done on people suspected to have an ulcer, or who are at high risk for ulcers or other complications from H. pylori, such as stomach cancer.
Risk factors include being over 45 or having symptoms s...
What is the most powerful pain reliever? Morphine ? Oxycontin ? Fentanyl? Oxymorphone? Methadone? Hydrocodone? Cymbalta ? Lyrica ? Lidocaine?
The answer is none of the above. None of these chemicals have enough power to top this weapon against pain. The most powerful pain reliever is not a chemical, a machine, or a potion. I will give you a hint. It starts with a "D" and ends with an "N". Give up?
Distraction. Yes, that's right; distraction is the most powerful pain reliever in the world according the David Butler, author of Explain Pain and world renowned expert. At the time, he was speaking to a group of manual therapists and doctors. No one in this audience could guess the answer. But, when he said, "Distraction is the most powerful pain reliever", everyone else said, "Of course, brilliant!" Now, before you react to this eye-opening information, imagine this:
Your house is on fire, flames shooting from most windows. All you can think about is poor, precious Mr. Kitty in t...
Pain relief can be available without a prescription. And for centuries, ointments, rubs and liniments have been applied to the skin over painful areas. The topical pain relievers have withstood the tests of time, yet sometimes people overlook their existence. Over time, three basic ingredients have prevailed: the menthol products, the herbal products and the capsaicin products. All are worth trying.
The menthol products give your skin a cold sensation by stimulating the cold sensors in the skin. Over the years, I have heard the best results with a product that delivers cold therapy called Biofreeze . Although the company who produces Biofreeze has a rather simplistic explanation about how it works , all you need to know is that it does work for many people. If you have not tried it, you might be pleasantly surprised when you do.
Topical herbal products utilize a variety of substances used in Eastern medicines . One product that is frequently mentioned by name is Tiger Balm ....
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