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Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
After my stroke, I spent six months in rehabilitation . I had a speech pathologist to help me with my drawn face, memory loss and speech. I had an occupational therapist to help me with my right arm and show me how to function in life just in case it never moved again. And finally, I had a physical therapist to help me with my right leg, which was weak and caused me to limp.
Luckily, everything got moving again and I’m more than 90 percent back to normal. But, it seems I’ve been having another side effect of my stroke, five years later. Lately, I’ve been having trouble swallowing. It feels like my throat is clogged up and lets food and liquids down either very slowly or not at all. When it’s not allowed, the water or whatever I’m drinking comes back up and into my windpipe, giving me quite a coughing fit. Some days, though, I don’t notice a thing, while other days I choke on my own saliva. Yes, I know, it’s disgusting and scary.
It turns out, swallowing difficulty after stro...
Bad breath is something that may impact up to 50% of us.  While some degree of morning breath or a reaction to eating pungent foods (onions/garlic) is quite common, chronic bad breath is not only embarrassing, but may indicate some underlying health problems that need to be addressed. While conventional over-the-counter (OTC) solutions provide only temporary relief with some potential hazardous side effects, there are a number of natural remedies and practices that can solve the problem permanently. However in order to do so effectively, it’s first important to assess the cause of your bad breath so that you can choose the best treatment protocol. Possible Causes of Bad Breath Dry Mouth Also called xerostomia, symptoms of dry mouth include not having enough saliva to keep the mouth wet, cracking skin around the corners of the mouth, difficulty speaking or swallowing and a chronic sore throat. Xerostomia not only causes bad breath, but can also lead to gum disease and tooth decay....
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