What is a cataract?

What is a cataract?The eye is very much like a camera in that they both have a lens that focuses an image onto film. In the eye, the lens is focused using muscles, and the film consists of a thin membrane of nerves that line the inner back of the eye, called the retina. If the lens of your camera were to be smudged or scratched, your pictures would be blurred. Similarly, when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy, light cannot pass through easily, and you see the world as blurred or distorted. The term cataract therefore is use...

Vegan diet during pregnancy

The only data on the effects of vegan diets is from a few small studies done at a place in Tennessee called the Farm. Everyone there ate vegan diets, including the pregnant women. The studies found that when you eat a really strict vegan diet, you don't get enough vitamin B12 and you may be low on folate and iron, all of which are found in animal products. Some of the women there became profoundly deficient in these three essential compounds. The first consequence of these deficiencies would be that you'd b...

Moving furniture during pregnancy

No safe limits have been established as a guideline for lifting (or moving) weight during pregnancy. This means that you can move furniture in the first trimester, but after that I don’t recommended. If you do move furniture, make sure you know how to protect your back so you don't get a backache. Bend from the knees and keep your back straight when lifting. If your back muscles are weak and you have a very large, protruding abdomen, a maternity belt can provide valuable support. But it would be best to enl...

Who should take it?

In my opinion, most adults over 30. But that's just my opinion. You can be tested for IGF-1 levels, or serum levels if you want to determine your needs precisely, and have your doctor decide if you are sufficiently "hgh deficient" to a degree they feel you should begin injections or supplementation. I've never heard of the spray hurting anyone regardless, and again, my opinion is anyone over 30 could use it, but again, that's just what I've heard and from my own limited knowledge, and my own opinion, not a ...

What is stomach cancer?

The stomach is a sack-like organ located just under the diaphragm (muscle under the lungs). Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is the name for cancer that begins in the stomach, generally the stomach lining. This type of cancer can eventually spread to lymph nodes and organs such as the liver, pancreas, colon, lungs and ovaries. People occasionally confuse the stomach organ with the abdominal area, saying they have a "stomach ache" when really the pain could be occurring in the appendix, small inte...

Chemotherapy for Brain Cancer

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. The doctor may use one drug or a combination. The medications may be given by mouth or by injection into a muscle or vein. Sometimes chemotherapy is given intrathecal, which is into cerebrospinal fluid. Chemotherapy is often given on an outpatient basis and is given in cycles – a treatment period followed by a rest period then another treatment – for several cycles.