When The Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister, He Had No Clue What Would Pop Out Of It

Blisters are annoying skin elevations filled with enormous amount of fluid. Those who have experienced blisters know that it is very hard and troublesome to get rid of them. Doctors suggest that blisters must be removed as soon as they appear on the skin.

Fresh blisters can be easily removed by popping and draining them. This man didn’t bother to get his blister removed and so it got more gigantic with time. When the man finally decided to poke his massive blister, something odd happened.

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In case of old blisters, popping and draining becomes a horrible experience.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

This man had a blister on his toe for quite a long time.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

When the blister of this man was poked with a needle, fluid started coming out of it.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

It is harder to get rid of old blister as compared to fresh one.

It is harder to get rid of old blister as compared to
fresh one. 

The fluid present in man’s blister transformed into pus with time.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

So, he experienced immense pain during the removal of blister from his foot.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

In case of fresh blisters, it is not necessary to remove the skin.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

Whereas in old blisters, it becomes essential to remove the skin immediately after popping it.

Whereas in old blisters, it becomes essential to remove the skin immediately after popping it.

After skin removal, the man’s affected area was disinfected with iodine to prevent further infection.

Guy Ruptured His Huge Blister

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This Man Cuts Down A Tree, What Comes Out Of It Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

Sometimes, knowingly or unknowingly we harm nature in an enormous way. We probably don’t realize that how important it is to keep our mother earth safe and protected. In fact, we majorly contribute in destroying the life cycle of few animals and nature. We do make things worse day by day for just fulfilling our greedy needs.

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Surprisingly, nowadays, the mother earth has also started giving some throwbacks on us and why not, we deserve them. It’s said, “you reap what you sow” and whatever bad we are getting from nature is our own karma.

Same happened with the man who was trying to do something bad to a tree. He was cutting down a tree and suddenly found something so terrible that left him shocked for hours. And made him realize what a cruel thing he just did.

This man started cutting a tree, and found…this.

This man started cutting a tree, and found...this.

It was a moving object and was looking really weird.

It was a moving object and was looking really weird.

Can you see how the object or creature  is moving?

Can you see how the object or creature  is moving?

What exactly it is? It’s trying to come out.

What exactly it is? It's trying to come out.

Oh god dammit, it’s out. Ewww! I can’t see it.

Oh god dammit, it's out. Ewww! I can't see it. 

It’s a half part of any reptile. Damn frightening moment. Isn’t it, guys!

It's a half part of any reptile. Damn frightening moment. Isn't it, guys!

Yeah, it’s a snake, which has been cut into two parts. Felt bad? I’m too feeling the same.

Yeah, it's a snake, which has been cut into two parts. Felt bad? I'm too feeling the same.

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How to Cope with Complex PTSD

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) is a particularly virulent form of PTSD, which usually occurs when trauma has been a long-term or even lifelong experience, for instance when a child has grown up in an abusive or emotionally incestuous atmosphere. Because the history of trauma is longer than a few years, the view of life, self, and others that was developed at an early age can be very unrealistic and harmful to the personality. Here are some steps for coping with C-PTSD.

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    Recognize that many of the life issues you face may be the result of trauma, rather than deficiencies within yourself. Most abused children grow up believing they were to blame or they could have stopped the abuse. Their low self-esteem comes from years of being brain washed by their abuser, made to believe no one would believe them if they told anyone. If you have trouble coping with any area of life, it’s most likely because of your traumatic memories rather than incompetence on your part.
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    Understand that if you have trouble coping with some (or all) areas of life, this is a result of your traumatic memories. Notice the occasions when you do feel competent, no matter how small they may seem. Do you take good care of your pets? Do you listen well to others? Notice how it makes you feel to realize you can be competent, and encourage yourself to appreciate yourself for doing some things well.
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    Learn to recognize your triggers. Most people with C-PTSD experience “Flash Back’s” these can come on at any time. During a “Flash Back” you will experience unwanted images of your traumatic memories, these can be very intense and traumatic, tel yourself you are not in that situation now try to make yourself aware that you are safe and this unwanted image was a long time ago, your safe now your not in any danger. the flash back will pass! events and situations, news, media, can be triggers. if you hear or see anything that reminds you of your trauma it is likely to bring back old feelings, thoughts, and may cause you to feel unsafe or panic, if you find yourself in this situation you must ground yourself, take deep breaths, stay calm “you can do this”
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    Prepare for night terrors. Relaxation of some kind before you go to sleep at night may help, as most people with C-PTSD suffer from night terrors. These can effect your whole household if you scream or hit out in your sleep. If your night terror is the same every night change the ending before you fall asleep at night; relax on your bed and tell yourself over and over again how your night terror is going to end. Make sure you are in control and you will beat it.
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    Talk to your close friends and family. It is vital the people closest to you know what you are feeling and how you are coping on a daily basis. Don’t shut them out; you need them to support you and help you beat this! You really don’ t want to do this alone.
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    Express the old (repressed) feelings as fully as you can. Cry, stomp around, tear up newspaper, wave your fists and yell if you’re alone. Expressing the feelings allows you to let go of the past, to let go of the trauma, much in the same way a baby who’s lost in a mall will explode into tears once his mother finds him. Remember to keep a part of yourself aside as “witness” (think of your higher self, or soul, or higher power), so that you feel a bit in control even while you’re expressing the feelings.
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    Remind yourself that life can be good. After the feelings have run their course (and they will––you’ll naturally stop crying once the old feelings have released), do something you enjoy. Let your psyche process the trigger, the “mix” of old and new experiences, while you do something that you enjoy.

How to Diagnose and Treat Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is a condition in which the lining of your digestive tract becomes inflamed, causing severe diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation often spreads deep into the layers of affected tissue. Like ulcerative colitis, another common IBD, Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating and sometimes may lead to a life-threatening complication.
While there’s no known medical cure for Crohn’s disease, therapies can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease and even bring about a long-term remission. With these therapies, many people afflicted with Crohn’s disease are able to function normally in their everyday lives.

 

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    Know the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The symptoms of Crohn’s disease are similar to those of other intestinal disorders, such as ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. The symptoms may come and go and can vary from mild to severe. They will differ from person to person, depending on what part of the gastrointestinal tract is infected. Some of the most common symptoms include:

    • Diarrhea: The inflammation that occurs in Crohn’s disease causes cells in the affected areas of your intestine to secrete large amounts of water and salt. Because the colon can’t completely absorb this excess fluid, you develop diarrhea.
    • Abdominal pain and cramping: Inflammation and ulceration may cause the walls of portions of your bowel to swell and eventually thicken with scar tissue. This affects the normal movement of intestinal tract contents through your digestive tract and may lead to pain and cramping.
    • Blood in your stool: Food moving through your digestive tract can cause inflamed tissue to bleed, or your bowel may also bleed on its own.
    • Ulcers: Crohn’s disease begins as small, scattered sores on the surface of the intestine. Eventually these sores may become large ulcers that penetrate deep into — and sometimes through — the intestinal walls.
    • Reduced appetite and weight loss: Abdominal pain and cramping and the inflammatory reaction in the wall of your bowel can affect both your appetite and your ability to digest and absorb food.
    • Fistula or abscess: Inflammation from Crohn’s disease may tunnel through the wall of the bowel into adjacent organs, such as the bladder or vagina, creating an abnormal connection called a fistula. This can also lead to an abscess; a swollen, pus-filled sore.
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    Recognize less common symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Aside from the above mentioned symptoms, people with Crohn’s disease may experience other, less-common side effects such as joint pain, constipation and swollen gums.

    • People with severe Crohn’s disease may experience fever and fatigue as well as problems that occur outside the digestive tract, including arthritis, eye inflammation, skin disorders, and inflammation of the liver or bile ducts.
    • Children with Crohn’s disease may have delayed growth or sexual development.[1]
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    Know when to seek medical advice. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

    • Feel faint or have a fast and weak pulse.
    • Severe stomach pain.
    • Unexplained fever or shaking chills lasting more than a day or two.
    • Repeated vomiting.
    • Blood in your stool.
    • Ongoing bouts of diarrhea that don’t respond to over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
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    Undergo tests to confirm the diagnosis. If your doctor suspects that you might have Crohn’s disease, he/she may refer you to a gastroenterologist (digestive system specialist) to undergo different diagnostic tests. These may include:

    • Blood tests: Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia, which is a common side effect of Crohn’s disease (due to blood loss).
    • Colonoscopy: This test allows your doctor to view your entire colon using a thin, flexible, lighted tube with an attached camera. With the camera, the doctor will be able to identify any inflammation, bleeding or ulcers on the wall of the colon.
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy: In this procedure, your doctor uses a slender, flexible, lighted tube to examine the sigmoid, which is the last 2 feet (0.6 m) of your colon.
    • Barium enema: This diagnostic test allows your doctor to evaluate your large intestine with an X-ray. Before the test, barium, a contrast dye, is placed into your bowel by way of enema.
    • Small bowel X-ray: This test uses x-ray to examine the part of the small bowel that can’t be seen by colonoscopy.
    • Computerized tomography (CT): Sometimes you may need a CT scan, which is a special x-ray technique that provides more detail than a standard x-ray. This test looks at the entire bowel as well as at tissues outside the bowel that can’t be seen with other tests.
    • Capsule endoscopy: If you have signs and symptoms that suggest Crohn’s disease but the usual diagnostic tests are negative, your doctor may perform capsule endoscopy.

 

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    Ask your doctor about drug therapies. Many different medications are used to control symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The type of medication that works for you will depend on the specific nature of your Crohn’s disease and the severity of your symptoms. Some commonly used drug treatments include:

    • Anti-inflammatory drugs: These drugs are often the first step in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. They include sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) which is useful mainly in colonic disease , mesalamine (Asacol, Rowasa) which may help to prevent a relapse of Crohn’s disease after surgery, and corticosteroids.
    • Immune system suppressors: These drugs also reduce inflammation, but they target your immune system rather than treating inflammation itself. They include azathioprine (Imuran) and mercaptopurine (Purinethol), infliximab (Remicade), adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), and natalizumab (Tysabri).
    • Antibiotics: These can heal fistulas and abscesses in people with Crohn’s disease. They include metronidazole (Flagyl) and ciprofloxacin (Cipro).
    • Antidiarrheal agents: Crohn’s disease patients who suffer from chronic diarrhea usually respond well to antidiarrheal agents such as loperamide. Loperamide – which is sold commercially as Imodium – can be bought over-the-counter without a prescription.
    • Bile acid sequestrants: Patients with terminal ileal disease or a previous resection of the ileum (end part of the small intestine) may not absorb bile acids normally which can lead to secretory diarrhea in the colon. These patients may benefit from bile acid sequestrants like cholestyramine or colestipol.
    • Other medications: Some other medications that may relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease include steroids, immune system suppressors, fiber supplements, laxatives, pain relievers, iron supplements, vitamin B12 shots, and calcium and vitamin D supplements.
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    Follow doctor’s recommendations regarding diet and nutrition. There’s no firm evidence that what you eat actually causes inflammatory bowel disease. But certain foods and beverages can aggravate the disease (especially during a flare-up) while others can help to ease symptoms and prevent future flare-ups.

    • Fiber supplementation is said to be beneficial for patients with colonic disease. This is due to the fact that dietary fiber can be converted to short-chain fatty acids, which help the colon to heal itself.
    • Try to avoid dairy products, as most patients with Crohn’s disease (particularly of the small intestine) are lactose intolerant. You may use calcium supplements to make up for any deficiencies and decrease the risk of osteoporosis.
    • Avoid foods which tend to cause gas and bloating such as beans and leafy green vegetables. You should also limit your intake of fatty, greasy or fried foods which can interfere with healthy digestion. In addition, you should try to eat smaller amounts throughout the day, to minimize bloating and avoid putting excess strain on your digestive system.
    • In certain circumstances, your doctor may recommend a special diet given via a feeding tube (enteral) or nutrients injected into a vein (parenteral) to treat your Crohn’s disease. This is a temporary way of providing nutrition, usually to people who’s intestines need to rest following surgery, or who’s intestines are failing to absorb nutrients by themselves.[1]
    • Be aware that every Crohn’s patient is different and may have their own unique food intolerances. A good way to identify such intolerances is to keep a daily food journal where you make a note of everything you eat. This can help you to identify food items that exacerbate your symptoms. Once you are aware of which foods cause your symptoms, you can make an effort to avoid them.
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    Make a number of lifestyle changes. Although Crohn’s disease can’t be cured, you can minimize symptoms and live a normal, full life by following your doctor recommended treatments and making several healthy lifestyle choices. These include:

    • Reduce stress: Although stress doesn’t cause Crohn’s disease, it can make your signs and symptoms much worse and may trigger flare-ups. Although it’s not always possible to avoid stress, you can learn ways to help manage it.
    • Quit smoking: If you smoke, you are far more likely to develop Crohn’s disease. In addition, smoking worsens the symptom’s of Crohn’s disease, and increases the likelihood of complications and surgical intervention.[2]
    • Exercise more: Regular exercise will help you to maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress – two things that can make a huge difference in helping you to control the disease. Try to find a form of exercise that you enjoy doing – whether it’s a dance class, rock climbing or dragon boat racing.
    • Avoid drinking alcohol: Symptoms of Crohn’s disease can be worsened as a result of drinking alcohol. Therefore, it is recommended that you drink only in moderation, or cut out alcohol completely.
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    Research surgical treatments. If diet and lifestyle changes, drug therapy or other treatments don’t relieve your signs and symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove a damaged portion of your digestive tract or to close fistulas or remove scar tissue. The three mains types of surgery Crohn’s patients undergo are as follows:

    • Proctocolectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the rectum and all or part of the colon. It is performed with the patient under general anesthetic by a specialized surgeon. Recovery time is usually between 4 and 6 weeks.
    • Ileostomy: An ileostomy is a second procedure that is performed in addition to the proctocolectomy. It involves attaching the ileum (the end part of the small intestine) to an opening in the abdomen (called a stoma). A small bag (called an ostomy pouch) is attached to the stoma to collect stool. After the surgery, the patient will be shown how to empty and clean the pouch, and can go on to live a healthy, normal life.
    • Intestinal resection surgery: This type of surgery involves the removal of just the diseased section of the intestine. After the removal, the two healthy ends are attached, allowing the intestines to resume normal function. Recovery usually takes 3 to 4 weeks.
    • The NIH estimates that approximately two thirds of people with Crohn’s disease will require surgery at some point in their lives, when they fail to respond to other treatments. Unfortunately, the disease often returns following surgery, so further procedures may be required. If Crohn’s Disease is presenting with stubborn fistulae (Fistulising Crohn’s Disease) then an Ayurvedic Para Surgical Technique known as “Kshar Sutra Therapy” is proved very effective along with Ayurvedic (herbal) medicines.[2]
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    Try herbs that may be useful in Crohn’s disease: Herbs such as Glycyrrhiza glabra, Asparagus racemosus etc can be beneficial in Crohn’s disease.

    • Studies on Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) suggest that this herb may normalize the environment in the intestines by reducing the inflammation and promote the healing of ulcers.
    • Studies on Asparagus racemosus [3] suggest that this herb may soothe the gastric mucosal lining and promote the repair of damaged and stressed tissues.
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    • Studies on Veratrum Album suggest that this Advanced Resonance Homeopathic remedy may relieve loose and watery stools.

How to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that has no cure at this time. The disease is characterized by numbness or weakness throughout the body, vision problems, lack of balance and fatigue. Since there is no specific diagnostic protocol for this disease, a series of tests is typically run to rule out other reasons for the patient’s symptoms. These tests to determine an MS diagnosis might include blood tests, a spinal tap and a diagnostic procedure known as an evoked potential test. A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis results when no other physical disorders are discovered throughout the testing process.

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EditLooking for Symptoms

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    Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms and a possible multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis. While it’s all well and good to try to diagnose MS on your own, the detailed and difficult diagnosis makes it hard for even licensed professionals to achieve certainty.
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    Look for the early symptoms of MS. Many people with MS experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40.[1] If you come across any of the following symptoms, write them down for you doctor to use in ruling out other possible medical conditions:

    • Blurred or double vision
    • Clumsiness or coordination problems
    • Thinking problems
    • Loss of balance
    • Numbness and tingling
    • Weakness in an arm or leg
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    Know that symptoms of MS manifest in different ways for different patients. No two cases of MS present in the same way. To this end, you may have:

    • One symptom followed by a respite for months or even years before the symptom presents itself again or a new symptom presents.[1]
    • One or several symptoms in close proximity to one another, with the symptom(s) becoming worse within weeks or months.[1]
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    Look for the most common symptoms of MS. These symptoms include:

    • Feelings pins and needles, but also numbness, itching, burning, or stabbing throughout the body. These symptoms present in about half of patients with MS.
    • Bowel and bladder problems. These include constipation, frequent urination, suddenly urgent urination, problems emptying the bladder fully, and the need to urinate at night.
    • Muscle weakness or spasms, resulting in difficulty walking. Other potential symptoms can exacerbate this symptom.
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness. While outright vertigo is uncommon, feelings of dizziness and lightheadedness are common.
    • Fatigue. About 80% of MS patients feel chronic fatigue. Even after a good night’s sleep, many MS sufferers say that they feel tired and drained. Fatigue associated with MS is usually independent of the amount of physical work or exercise that you do.
    • Sexual problems, including vaginal dryness in women and difficulty achieving erection in men. Sexual problems can extend to lower responsiveness to touch, lower sex drive, and difficulty achieving orgasm.
    • Speech problems. These include long gaps between a string of words, slurred speech, or intensely nasal speech.
    • Thinking problems. Difficulty concentrating, difficulty retrieving memory, and low attention span are all common.
    • Shaking or tremors, making it difficult to do some everyday activities.
    • Eye problems, usually affecting only one eye. Examples include dark spot(s) in the center of the eye, blurred or grey vision, pain, or temporary loss of vision.

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    Plan for blood tests that bring your doctor closer to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. This happens by ruling out other potential diseases that could be causing the symptoms. Inflammatory diseases, infections and chemical imbalances can result in similar symptoms, providing a red flag but also a false alarm. On top of this, many of these disorders can be effectively treated through medication and other treatments.
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    Schedule a spinal tap with your doctor. Although a spinal tap, or lumbar puncture, can be painful, it is an essential step in diagnosing MS. This test involves the removal of a small sample of fluid from the spinal canal that is taken for analysis in a laboratory. The spinal tap is often a component in how to diagnose multiple sclerosis, because the fluid may show abnormalities in white blood cells or proteins that may indicate a malfunction of the body’s immune system and the presence of the disease. This test may also rule out other diseases and infections.

    • In order to prepare for a lumbar puncture:
      • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications or herbal remedies than may thin out your blood.
      • Empty your bladder.
      • Sign a consent form and possibly a medical test information form.v
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    Prepare for an MRI through your health care provider or local health care facility. This test, also known as magnetic resonance imaging, uses a magnet, radio waves and a computer to create an image of the brain and spinal cord. This test can be helpful in making a multiple sclerosis diagnosis because it often shows abnormalities or damage in these areas that can indicate the presence of the disease.

    • An MRI is considered one of the best tests used to diagnose multiple sclerosis to date, although a diagnosis of MS is impossible to make using an MRI alone.[2] That’s because patients can still register a normal MRI and still have MS. On the flip side, elderly people especially can have lesions on the brain that look like MS but which aren’t.
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    Ask your doctor about an evoked potential test. As doctors are learning more about how to diagnose multiple sclerosis, this test is providing additional information to get an accurate determination of the disease. The procedure is painless and involves the use of visual or electrical stimuli to measure the electrical signals your body sends to your brain. These tests may be performed by your doctor, but are usually sent to a neurologist for interpretation.
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    Make a follow-up appointment with your doctor once all of the tests are complete to determine whether a definitive multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be made. If your doctor can determine how to diagnose multiple sclerosis based on these tests, you will then move toward the treatment phase of the disease. This involves learning to effectively manage symptoms and slow the disease progression.

How to Deal With a Boyfriend That Has ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents symptoms that can lead to a person having more difficulties with attention, impulsive behaviors, forgetfulness and focusing. Having a boyfriend diagnosed with ADHD can create challenges for your relationship. But it can be easier to cope with those challenges if you understand the effects of ADHD and how to manage them.

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    Determine if your boyfriend has inattentive symptoms of ADHD. In order to qualify for a diagnosis, the person must exhibit at least five symptoms (for an adult) or six symptoms (for someone 16 and under) in more than one setting, for at least six months. Symptoms must be inappropriate for the person’s developmental level and be seen as interrupting normal functioning on the job or in social or school settings. Symptoms for ADHD (inattentive presentation) include: [1]

    • Makes careless mistakes, is inattentive to detail
    • Has trouble paying attention (tasks, playing)
    • Doesn’t seem to be paying attention when someone is talking to him
    • Doesn’t follow through (homework, chores, jobs); easily sidetracked
    • Is organizationally challenged
    • Avoids tasks requiring sustained focus (like schoolwork)
    • Can’t keep track of or often loses keys, glasses, papers, tools, etc.
    • Is easily distracted
    • Is forgetful
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    Determine if your boyfriend has hyperactivity/impulsivity symptoms of ADHD. ADHD also has a Hyperactive-Impulsive presentation. Some symptoms must be at the level of “disruptive” for them to count in a diagnosis. Track if your boyfriend has at least five symptoms (for an adult) or six symptoms (for someone 16 and under) in more than one setting, for at least six months: [2]

    • Fidgety, squirmy; taps hands or feet
    • Feels restless
    • Struggles to play quietly/do quiet activities
    • “On the go” as if “driven by a motor”
    • Excessive talking
    • Blurts out even before questions are asked
    • Struggles to wait for his turn
    • Interrupts others, inserts self into others’ discussions/games
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    Assess if your boyfriend have Combined ADHD. If your boyfriend has five symptoms (for adults) or six symptoms (for children 16 and under) from either the inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive category of ADHD, he may have Combined presentation of ADHD. [3]
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    Suggest that he gets diagnosed by a mental health professional. As you determine the level of your boyfriend’s ADHD, suggest that he sees a mental health professional to get an official diagnosis.

    • This person will also be able to determine whether your symptoms can be better explained by or attributable to another mental or psychotic disorder.
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    Have him talk with his mental health professional about other disorders. As if having an ADHD diagnosis isn’t challenging enough, one out of every five with ADHD is diagnosed with another serious disorder (depression and bipolar disorder are common partners). One-third of children with ADHD also have a behavioral disorder (conduct disorder, oppositional defiance disorder). [4] ADHD tends to pair up with learning disabilities and anxiety, too.[5]

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    Ask him how his ADHD makes him feel. Those who don’t have ADHD don’t really understand the challenges of those who do. One adult with ADHD described it as being “like trying to build a house of cards in a dust storm.” [6] Give your boyfriend the chance to tell you what it feels like for him to have ADHD. When you understand how he feels, you will have a better chance of supporting him in a positive way. Others have described ADHD like this: [7]

    • “Like I need an ‘off’ button for my brain.”
    • “Imagine that you crawled on your knees your whole life, but everybody around you walked on two legs. You recognize that you are different, and you know you should be walking like everyone else, but you just can’t keep your balance on two legs the way you can when you crawl.”
    • “It feels like there is always noise in my head–a constant buzzing that I can’t make sense of.”
    • “Everyone thinks I do dumb things on purpose …. Sometimes I just feel stupid.”
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    Separate the person from the symptoms. Your boyfriend is a special part of your life and deserves to be treated as that special person. His ADHD symptoms may be frustrating sometimes, but you shouldn’t define him or your relationship by those symptoms. As your boyfriend is increasingly able to manage his symptoms, his ADHD’s impact on both of you will ease up. [8]

    • Remember the things that attracted you to him in the first place.
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    Be his point person for recognizing overwhelming situations. A crowded venue with music and many conversations happening simultaneously, a potpourri of aromas ranging from air fresheners, flowers, and food to perfumes and colognes, and perhaps a variety of lighting effects such as television screens or computer displays can be overwhelming to an individual with ADHD. [9] One possible solution to handle situations like this is for you to act as an anchor during this type of event. Because you can read your boyfriend’s moods, you can recognize when he needs to step outside for a moment of relative quiet and re-grounding.
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    Suggest that your boyfriend sees a mental health therapist. Adults with ADHD generally benefit from psychotherapy.[10] This treatment helps individuals accept who they are, while at the same time helps them seek improvements to their situation.

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy directly geared toward treating ADHD has been useful for many patients. This type of therapy addresses some of the core problems caused by ADHD, such as time management and organizational issues.[11]

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    Make time to connect with each other. Schedule date nights and other activities so that you spend time together. Have conversations with each other about things that are interesting to both of you.[12], [13]

    • Spend some time snuggling every morning. Physical closeness can make you feel more affectionate and connected with your boyfriend. Hold hands and give each other hugs frequently.[14]
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    Make eye contact when talking with your boyfriend. Help him focus and hear your requests by making eye contact. Touch his arm when you’re talking with him. Making physical contact can help him keep his attention on what you’re saying.[15]
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    Leave his things alone. People with ADHD often need to have their things in a particular order or place. If he expects his keys to be in a certain place every night, don’t move them.[16] Having consistent routines is part of managing ADHD effectively, so don’t disrupt his efforts to do this.
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    Help with organization. People with ADHD often have trouble with organization and managing time. This can be especially frustrating to a person without ADHD. For example, your boyfriend might be forgetful or show up late for events. Help your boyfriend get more organized by talking about your schedules frequently and keeping a central calendar. Buy him a daily planner with plenty of space for writing daily notes.[17]
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    Prepare for mood changes. Your boyfriend is likely to have rapid mood changes. Knowing what to do and how to respond to these mood changes will help you weather them better. Help him find activities that shift focus away from the bad mood, such as talking, exercising or going to a movie.[18]
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    Avoid parenting your partner. One of the biggest challenges in a relationship with one ADHD partner is the tendency of the other partner to take charge. Because it can be hard for someone with ADHD to manage time and stay organized and focused, the non-ADHD person may feel it’s easier to take charge. But this can lead to resentment and stress.[19]

    • Use “I” statements to communicate your feelings.[20] Tell your partner how you’re feeling in a way that takes responsibility for your own reactions. These types of statements do not blame your partner. For example, say, “I feel like I’ve got more on my plate than I can handle right now. Would you be able to take the car to the mechanic?”
    • Stop nagging your boyfriend. Instead, focus on communicating positively and optimistically. Recognize that your boyfriend is dealing with a challenging disorder and is trying to overcome this obstacle.
    • Divide up chores according to each other’s strengths. Avoid frustration by doing the chores that are better suited to your abilities, and let your partner do the chores that are better suited to his abilities. For example, you might take over paying the bills and grocery shopping, while he can mow the lawn and do laundry.[21]
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    Don’t take things too personally. Your boyfriend may have emotional outbursts, impulsive behavior, and forgetfulness. As a result, you might feel unloved, underappreciated or taken for granted. But he is not going out of his way to make you feel these emotions. His ADHD makes it difficult to control certain behaviors. He can learn coping techniques to help with this, but be sure not to take his reactions personally. Remember that his ADHD is a very real disorder that changes how he might otherwise act.[22]

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    Recharge your batteries from time to time. You may feel overwhelmed by the level of support you are giving to your boyfriend. It’s crucial that you get breaks periodically so that you can recharge your batteries. This might be as simple as getting coffee by yourself or going to a movie with another friend. Or, you might go away for the weekend with a girlfriend.
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    See a mental health therapist. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to vent your frustrations in a healthy way and work out issues with professional guidance. Find a therapist that specializes in relationships and ADHD.
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    Join a support group. Numerous organizations provide individual support to friends and family members, as well as networking amongst members who can get together online or in person to share problems and solutions. Search online for a support group in your area.
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    Find online resources. There are numerous online resources that provide information, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and their families and friends. Some resources include:

    • Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) distributes information via its website, through webinars, and via newsletters. It also provides electronic support, one-on-one live support, and conferences.
    • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded in 1987 and now has over 12,000 members. It provides information, training, and advocacy for persons with ADHD and those who care about them.
    • ADHD & You provides resources for adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, teachers and healthcare providers who serve persons with ADHD. It includes a section of online videos for teachers and guidelines for school staff to work more successfully with students who have ADHD.
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    Talk with your family and friends. You may find it useful to talk about your boyfriend’s ADHD with a family member or a trusted friend. These are also people who you can call when you find yourself having difficulty handling your boyfriend’s ADHD.

One Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Will Warn You – Here Are The 6 Signs

Heart attack is one of the major causes of death in America. It is important to recognize the symptoms, and prevent it.

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Experts say that heart attacks in America are caused by poor dietary habits and unhealthy lifestyle. Stress may also contribute to this ailment.

The first thing you need to do is address your stress. Do something about your lifestyle. So, if you learn how to recognize the key symptoms you may save yours or someone’s life.

  • Body weakness

Narrowed arteries affect blood flow and circulation, which makes you feel week. This is one of the first thing you will notice in cases of heart attack.

  • Cold sweat and dizziness

Poor circulation means that the body gets less blood. This causes cold sweating and dizziness, which warns you that your body is having a problem. You will also feel unwell and clammy, and your brain will fail to perform its function properly. These symptoms are usually followed by other signs that indicate a clear possibility that there is a heart attack coming your way.

  • Chest pressure

Chest pain and pressure is one of the most common symptoms of heart attack. The pressure will increase as the potential heart attack gets closer. The pain is likely to affect other parts of the body, including your back, arms, and shoulders.

  • Cold or flu

Some heart attach survivors remember of having cold or flu right before their heart attack. Keep this in mind, because most people are unable to address their problem.

  • Fatigue

Constant fatigue is also caused by the poor flow of blood to the heart. Narrowed arteries are the reason your heart gets less blood and works too hard. So, if you are dealing with fatigue, you better consult your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Shortness of breath

Narrowed arteries and low blood flow are also the reason you lose your breath. It means that your lungs do not get enough blood flow. Remember, your lungs and heart work in a synergy, so if one of them does not carry its function properly, the other will fail in doing so, too. This is why shortness of breath is one of the major signs of heart attack.

These symptoms will help you prevent a heart attack. Consider avoiding stressful situations, improve your lifestyle quality, and you will be safe from a heart attack.

Shannen Doherty Has Some Heartbreaking News About Her Cancer

The 90210 and Charmed star’s recent battle with cancer is leaving her fans in tears as she opens up about how she may be losing her battle with cancer.

#1 Shannen Doherty

Best known for her roles as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed, Shannen Doherty has often been called difficult to work with and unprofessional. But that has not stopped the beautiful actress from growing up before our eyes on television and in movies since the mid-1980s, with other short-lived series and films.

#2 A Tearful Journey

Doherty was originally diagnosed in March of 2015 with breast cancer and went through a single mastectomy to try and take control of the issue. But unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of her journey.

#3 Tearful Support

She has been open with her battle since her diagnosis, often posting stories about her experiences with chemotherapy and her medications for fans to see how the uphill battle cancer takes on a young woman’s body. She even posts video clips of her chemotherapy sessions so fans see what the battle is like.

#4 Who I Am

“Cancer has in a strange way done some amazing things for me. It’s allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am, and much more vulnerable and the person that I always was, but I think it got hidden behind a lot of other stuff.” Doherty stated about her battle. However, she recently got terrible news from her doctors…

#5 The Cancer Has Spread

Doctors recently gave the young actress more frightening news. Her cancer has started to spread. After the removal of one breast, they believed she was on the road to recovery, but the oncologists explained that the reason she was not improving was because the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. Even after radiation therapy, it seems like some of the cancer traveled on through her body.

#6 She Is Getting Sicker By The Day

“Everything else is manageable. Pain is manageable, you know living without a breast is manageable, it’s the worry of your future and how your future is going to affect the people that you love.” She told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview. She said she is losing weight, vomiting, and can barely get out of bed at times. She relies on her husband to help her get to the bathroom and to her appointments.

#7 The Scariest Part

“The unknown is always the scariest part,” she shared with ET Online. “Is the chemo going to work? Is the radiation going to work? You know, am I going to have to go through this again, or am I going to get secondary cancer?” She says during her interview. She also states that the news of her cancer now spreading is “terribly frightening, and makes me afraid to go to sleep at night.”

#8 Not Sure Of Her Future

She says she is not even certain the chemo and radiation is even working because she is constantly sick. She does, however manage to share every slice of her journey with her fans and for all of those interested in what happens when a person becomes cancer-stricken. Not sure how much longer she has to live, Shannen is proud that she can help others who are enduring cancer as well.

 

British researchers may have just found the cure for multiple sclerosis!

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows that scientists may have discovered a way to stop autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes by retraining the immune system.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The study was published by researchers from Bristol University, and shows that the immune system can be taught to stop treating harmless everyday proteins as if they were dangerous invasive diseases.

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In Multiple sclerosis (MS) the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths which protect nerve fibers. These nerves carry messages to and from the brain, and if they are disrupted, it leads to a host of problems such as loss of mobility, vision impairment and fatigue.

By synthesizing proteins from the sheaths in a lab and then injecting them into the blood stream at increasing doses, the body begins to learn that they are safe and no longer attacks them.

This type of therapy has already been used in treating some allergies, a treatment that is called allgergic desensitisation, but it’s only recently that scientists have thought it had potential to be used elsewhere.

Researchers at the University of Bristol said that this “important breakthrough” could improve the lives of millions of people who suffer from a range of diseases.

 

The study’s author Dr. Bronwen Burton said that “The immune system works by recognizing antigens which could cause infection. In allergies the immune system mounts a response to something like pollen or nuts because it wrongly believes they will harm the body.

“But in autoimmune diseases the immune systems sees little protein fragments in your own tissue as foreign invaders and starts attacking them. What we have found is that by synthesizing those proteins in a soluble form we can desensitize the immune system by giving an escalating dose.”

The team hopes that this breakthrough could lead to the development of immunotherapies for individual conditions, based on the proteins or antigens that the body is responding too.

Professor David Wraith, of the university’s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, said the research has opened up “exciting new opportunities.”

“These findings have important implications for the many patients suffering from autoimmune conditions that are currently difficult to treat,” he added.

A Promising Future Treatment For Lupus

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There’s a long tunnel ahead, but for millions around the world suffering from lupus, the light at the end shines brightly.

That’s the fervent belief of Meggan Mackay, a board-certified rheumatologist and assistant professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Mackay is initiating a Phase 2 clinical trial of a drug she says might rival today’s best treatments for the autoimmune disease but without the devastating side effects.

There’s no cure for lupus, and while current treatments like Prednisone – a steroid used to treat many inflammatory diseases – can mitigate symptoms, the fallout can be nasty. Most common: weakened and dead bone mass, diabetes, weight gain and increased susceptibility to other infections.

“Many lupus patients must be on long-term steroid use,” Mackay noted. “That’s where we hope this drug might play a role.”

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This drug is JBT-101, a cannabinoid derivative also known as ajulemic acid. While it lacks psychoactive properties, doctors are high on the synthetic pharmaceutical’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

Patent holder Corbus Pharmaceuticals is putting the drug, branded Resunab, through its clinical paces. The Massachusetts firm is already engaged in late-Phase 2 trials pitting Resunab against cystic fibrosis and other maladies, and now Mackay – Northwell Health’s associate chairwoman of medicinal development – is launching a Phase 2 lupus investigation at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Actually, the clinical trial will be conducted at 10 sites around the country, including three University of California campuses, the University of South Carolina and NYU. But Feinstein Institute researchers, led by Mackay, are running the show, through a $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant designating Feinstein as an Autoimmunity Center of Excellence.

The lupus trial is a long time coming; in fact, this is the second time Mackay has secured a grant to test ajulemic acid against the inflammatory disease.

The graduate of New York Medical College first learned of the drug 11 years ago, when she heard rheumatologist Robert Zurier discuss it in a talk at the University of Massachusetts. Realizing the acid’s “very powerful anti-inflammatory properties” might be just the ticket for lupus patients, the Feinstein Institute researcher became fast friends with the now-retired Zurier.

She’s also done her homework, boning up on JBT-101’s ability to both cause an inflammatory reaction in response to an infection and stop the inflammation when necessary – just like a healthy immune system.

The NIH liked the idea in 2012, when Mackay first applied for funding to put ajulemic acid in the ring with lupus, and granted her $250,000 – enough to begin protocol development for a lupus study and even recruit test sites. But with the IP bouncing between early-stage companies, including a startup launched by Zurier and JBT-101 co-creator Sumner Burstein, the NIH got cold feet, and “we were left to look for more grants,” Mackay said.

While she looked, she also paid close attention to the drug’s Phase 1 safety trials, in which JBT-101 was administered to healthy people and “no serious adverse events” were recorded, Mackay said.

Now, with Corbus Pharmaceuticals pushing forward and the new NIH funding in hand, Mackay is “very happy the trial is finally going.”

It may be going and going, for quite a while. The Phase 2 lupus trial will include 100 patients who must first be selected – “you choose 150 to test 100,” Mackay noted – and thoroughly screened to ensure they meet the right entry criteria. Each patient will then undergo a 12-week “active treatment” followed by a month of observation.

Only then will investigators start breaking down the data, according to Mackay, who estimates the Phase 2 trial will take up to three years to complete.

And a successful Phase 2 will only lead to a Phase 3 trial, which does it all over again on a much larger scale.

Bottom line: Assuming Resunab performs exactly as hoped, assuming the Phase 2 patients continue to report side effects as benign as mild headaches and nausea, assuming thousands of patients are quickly identified, screened and accepted into a Phase 3 that goes just as smoothly, it will still be “many years” until Resunab is commercially available as a lupus treatment, Mackay noted.

But when that day comes, it may prove worth the wait for the 1.5 million Americans and millions of others around the globe suffering from lupus. The drug won’t cure the disease, but may ultimately provide symptom control similar to the hard-hitting Prednisone, without the debilitating effects. It may even have muscle enough to keep lupus in remission.

“Virtually all lupus patients would benefit, if it has an equivalent efficacy to the corticosteroids,” Mackay said. “That’s the long-term goal, to replace the steroids.”

In addition to sparing lupus patients the egregious side effects, a successful Resunab could also alter the lupus-treatment market. Mackay compared monthly intravenous steroid treatments that can exceed $35,000 a year to an ajuemic acid pill that would be “a fraction of the cost.”

Between there and here, however, lie many miles of research. Mackay is confident, even though she hasn’t gleaned much from the other double-blind Phase 2 Resunab studies, other than the fact that patients are still reporting no serious adverse effects.

“Which is great,” she said.

Also great, the Feinstein Institute researcher noted, is her study’s specific focus on Resunab’s effects on the immune system itself, “something the big pharmaceuticals don’t do when they run their big clinical trials.”

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“We have an incredible opportunity here, with scientists looking at the basic action of a drug and a drug company that’s bending over backwards, giving us free drugs and placebos and doing everything they can to control the costs of this study,” she said. “Everybody wants this to work, so everybody is working together.

“You have NIH backing, and Corbus and Feinstein partnering up, and researchers across the country,” Mackay added. “It’s incredibly rare.”