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For some reason, Tramadol is an overlooked, misunderstood drug. Even some doctors are confused about some facts that seem to be little known. Most know that tramadol is used to treat pain and comes in both short acting and time released formulas. Various brand name drugs contain tramadol including: Ultracet, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ryzolt, and Rybix. Because these all contain tramadol, they are all worth considering even for the toughest to treat pain. But first, let's clear up some confusion about tramadol.
Is tramadol an opioid? So many people have been lead to believe that tramadol is not an opioid medication. In fact, tramadol is considered an opioid medication because it like morphine and hydrocodone bind to and activate the mu opioid receptor . This mechanism provides the pain relieving, the analgesic effect. And like all the other opioids, the regular use of tramadol can lead to physical dependency . Thus, when this exogenous source of opioids is withdrawn suddenly, a per...
I’ve worn glasses for as long as I can remember. I got my first pair of contacts in the fifth grade. I felt so free with those contacts, but after so many years of wearing them, I developed Dry Eye Syndrome. You're probably wondering what this all has to do with my stroke. Well, before I had my massive stroke in 2001, I was considering LASIK eye surgery. LASIK is an acronym for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusi, a refractive surgery procedure performed by ophthalmologists. In my case, my eye doctor said the procedure would correct my vision to 20/20 or better. Then, I had my stroke. Naturally, the surgery had been put on the back burner ever since.
Actually, it wasn’t even on the back burner. In fact, up until about a month ago, I basically forgot about it completely. My eyes were beginning to bother me again.
At first, I figured I shouldn’t even ask my doctor about it, given my condition and the fact that I was taking Coumadin, a blood-thinner. Then, I decided, what...
First, directly to the good news: Early complication rates for gastric bypass surgery is quite low. A major study conducted by one of the country's best bariatric centers has concluded that the surgery is not only legitimate but relatively safe.
Now that the good news has been shared, let us be aware that this surgery should not be anticipated as a magic wand for victory nor a simple and easy method for success. Success is seldom a gift that has been waiting for little more than to be unwrapped and enjoyed. Success is normally the fruit of some kind of labor, a devotion to a cause. It is the end result of sweat and determination. Life changes which include improved eating habits and a program of exercise are standard. The ride is not free.
The above-mentioned study found that the risk for death following the procedure was 0.3 percent with 4.3 percent of all patents studied having some kind of complication. The numbers are reassuring. It ...
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