Posts Tagged ‘treatment’

Treatment and Management. Part 2

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The medical management of Type 2 diabetes has changed dramatically over the recent years. Several new oral medications have been released on the market, providing more treatment options. Sulfonylureas are a group of drugs that stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas. Medications in this category include Glucotrol, Microase and Amaryl. (more…)

Treatment and Management. Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The goal of the treatment and management of diabetes is to decrease symptoms and prevent short-term complications such as low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or ketoacidosis.
The caregiver and patient also should strive to eliminate or minimize long-term problems such as eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), heart disease (macrovascular disease), stroke, and blood vessel disease in the extremities (peripheral vascular disease). (more…)

Herbal Medicine in Combination With Other Alternative Modalities, Part 1

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

An extensive case history will be taken on your first visit to your herbalist. Not unlike the history and physical you would get from a conventional doctor. You will be asked to describe your medical history and current symptoms.
Particular attention will be paid to eating habits, defecation and sleep patterns. This gives the herbalist the ability to know what type of herbs you need to bring your body back in balance. Combining herbal treatments with naturopathy helps to achieve the ultimate goal of homeostasis (well-being of the body when it heals itself). (more…)

Scoliosis. Part 2

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

How do you recognize scoliosis?

In the United States, nearly half the states require public schools to screen for scoliosis. The test is not painful or uncomfortable at all. The child is asked to bend parallel to the floor and touch their toes without bending at the knees. Medical personnel can then see any curvature in the spine. A positive screen requires a comprehensive evaluation by a pediatrician. (more…)