The main causes of illness is taking in toxins through processed foods which deplete some nutrients from the body but the worst thing they do is build up in organs and other body parts to form tumors which destroy tissue and could spread as parasitic material to kill you. These poisonous cells in the tumors live off the healthy tissue thereby killing it. There are toxins everywhere like all the wireless waves around, air polluted by carbon monoxide from cars, chlorine in the water you wash your body with, the freon in refrigerators, chemical cleaning solutions on carpets, etc. The body tries to clean itself by getting rid of toxins in the form of extra mucus, fever nausea, diarrhea, headaches, cold or flu symptoms, sneezing, etc. Waste matter is excreted from the rectum through stools, from the bladder through urine, from the lungs through breath, from the pores of the skin through sweat. If there is something wrong with your expulsion system like if you’re constipated, waste stays in your body.
Cancer is a group of more than 200 diseases each of which, though different, attack some of the body's cells. Healthy cells that make up the body's tissues grow, divide and replace themselves in an orderly way to keep the body in good repair but toxic cancerous cells destroy the body. Cancer refers to all malignant tumours caused by the abnormal growth of a body cell or a group of cells. In men, cancer is usually found in the intestines, the prostate and the lungs. In women, it occurs mostly in the breast tissues, uterus, gallbladder and thyroid. The American Cancer Society has prescribed seven signs or danger signals in general which may indicate the presence of cancer. These are: a sore that does not heal; change in bowel or bladder habits; unusual bleeding or discharge; thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere; indigestion or difficulty in swallowing; obvious change in a wart or a mole a persistent and nagging cough or hoarseness. Other symptoms may include:
Within the optical field, there are several specialties. An opthamologist and optometrist are the highest grade of eye technician, doing surgery, removing cataracts, certified to use the excimer laser to cure nearsightedness, etc. One step below that is the optician, the eye technicians who takes eye tests and fits you for glasses and contact lenses among other things. Optometrists diagnose, manage, and treat basic conditions and diseases of the human eye. Their practice consists of eye examinations, diagnosis of problems, and the prescription of corrective lenses. Dispensing opticians fill the prescription that is written by an optometrist. They design, measure, fit and help select frames for their patients. An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats eye diseases. For the brain to interpret the information transmitted along the optic nerve, to blend the two separate images into a single image and to be able to judge distances correctly, the two eyes must work together.
The digestive system uses food to sustain the body, extracting nutrients and energy from it while eliminating the rest. Food is taken in through the mouth, chewed and softened with saliva then swallowed through the throat, going down the esophagus to the stomach. It is then mixed in with hydrochloric acid and various enzymes and slowly digested. It moves through the small intestine where digestive enzymes from the liver and gallbladder continue to digest it. Then it goes into the large intestine where it is further digested and separated into useful fuel and nutrients for the body versus what is not useful which is prepared as waste for elimination. Along the way the food is moved by muscle contractions (peristalsis) while the sphincter muscles temporarily halt the movement of food between parts of the system during processing.
How do you define sex? Some people say sex is 90% in the brain so regardless of disability, if you still got a brain, you still got sexual ability. Disabled people just have to be more creative in exercising their sexuality. They say men who can’t get an erection can still get horny and even orgasms. Some disabled men say using a vibrator or another masturbation machine will bring them to orgasm which has a twofold purpose; for pleasure and to gather up enough sperm for artificial insemination. Many physical conditions could impose limitations on a couple to prevent a normal sexual relationship. There are injuries, deformities, and recuperations from surgeries. Two partners who love each other have to use the situation to develop new, creative ways to provide sexual satisfaction for each other. Learning these techniques together could be good for the marriage as husband and wife grow together after the mishap. Try to stay intimate.
Very simply, all the cells in the bodily organism have a special marker in them which the immune system knows are its own but everything else in the body without this special marker is considered a foreign agent, an enemy which the immune system tries to destroy in order to win this war against toxins and continue to thrive. When the immune system senses large amounts of foreign invaders, it triggers an immune response by producing antibodies which go out, fight these invaders (antigens) and try to destroy them all. When the body’s immune system is weak, it gets confused and sometimes attacks its own healthy body cells because it thinks these cells are foreign invading toxic cells so the body’s immune system is destroying itself. There are a lot of diseases like this like chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, alopecia areata, ankylosing spondylitis, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, autoimmune skin disorders, Cushing's syndrome, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, etc.
You will encounter some kind of health adversity in life. Doctors can only take you so far. You will have to do the rest yourself. This book is a near comprehensive resource guide to point you in a lot of different directions that might help you in some way. If all of a sudden you get into an accident or get a serious disease, you don't have time to sift through the hundreds of health books at #610 to #619 at the library or cruise the web looking for answers some of which are a massive rip-off. I'll give you a case in point. I was on a holistic cancer website where they give about 25 pages of solid knowledge for free then I went on another one with a ten page sales pitch ending with "Only $97 and you'll get all these reports about 12 obscure holistic cancer therapies."
There are lots of medical laws with many subspecialties all the way from drug manufacturing to medical professional conduct sometimes called attitude. If a doctor treats you with a bad attitude, he or she is breaking a rule of conduct. Doctors are free from prosecution when committing medical errors in many cases as long as they disclose it because it’s a procedure necessary give doctors a feeling of freedom in practicing their craft and it’s a way for them to learn. They are free to discuss their errors in private meetings without fear of charges. This book is a basic guide to medical law. Chapter 1. Medical Law Info Medical Law in the United States The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and other laws regulate the manufacture, sale and advertising of medical products. In enacting these laws, Congress has operated on the premise that the Federal Government has a legitimate interest in protecting the health of its citizens, while at the same time respecting their freedoms.
The book Medical Books in Print contains a bibliography of the relevant medical books out there. The Medical Section at the library is #610-619 of the Dewy Decimal System, R in the Library of Congress system. 610. Medical Sciences. 611. Human anatomy. 612. Human physiology. 613. Hygiene, fitness, diet. 614. Public health. 615. Therapeutics and pharmacology. 616. Medicine, diseases. 617. Surgery. 618. Specialized medicine, women, childbirth, children. 619. Comparative and experimental medicine. R, Medicine. RB, Pathology. RK, Dentistry. RT, Nursing. At #613, you'll find hundreds of books dealing with current health topics on everything from women's issues to nutrition, exercise, fitness, recreation, yoga, etc. For general medical textbooks that cover everything, popular medicine as they call it, go to #616.00 or RC81 at the library. There are a lot of healthcare books at #361-362.
I read a lot of psychobabble and softball articles about the psychology of aging. It's all basically simple and the same: Use it or lose it. The idea is to stay active both by yourself in doing inspired activities and in contact with other people. I can go back to Erik Erickson's archaic theory of eight stages of life from around 1971 which despite all its psychobabble, comes down to one thing: You're either active doing something you feel has meaning and interacting socially and intimately with other people or you're alone in a room somewhere, not doing much of anything, feeling sorry for yourself. One reason I don't like psychobabble is that they make everything a dramatic either-or situation. Most older people aren't intensely active or popular with a big group of people but they don't feel lonely and depressed either. They live adequate, comfortable lives day by day. You don't need some great purpose in life or deep intimate relations with other people.