Monday, February 22, 2016

Mesotherapy Treatment for Peripheral Araterial Disease PAD

Peripheral arterial disease, which is also known as PAD, is a problem to do with circulation, which reduces blood flow to the limbs. Blood flow can’t keep up with the demand by your muscles. The result is usually leg pain when walking. The problem is is known officially as intermittent claudicating.


Mesotherapy can help with calf pain associated with PAD.
The good news is that this is an issue that can be treated with mesotherapy. Injections of nutrients, homeopathy and natural stimulants can help stimulate the circulation and eliminate some of the unpleasant symptoms. Injections of aminophylline, L-Carnetine and PTC might also help, depending on the situation of the individual.

Technically, peripheral arterial disease refers to a problem with any of the arteries outside, or peripheral to, your heart, however the term is commonly used to describe circulatory problems in your limbs or pelvis.



Symptoms of PAD

The main symptom, intermittent claudication is characterized by muscle pain or cramping in your legs or arms that is provoked by a certain amount of activity, such as walking, but disappears after a few minutes of rest. The location of the pain depends on the location of the clogged or narrowed artery in the body. Calf pain is most common warning that you may developing PAD.

The severity of intermittent claudication varies widely. Pain from this condition can range from mildly bothersome to debilitating. Severe intermittent claudication can cripple some people.

Other signs and symptoms of peripheral arterial disease include cold legs or feet, leg numbness or weakness, sores on your feet and hair loss on the feet and legs. Your leg or toenails can also change color.

If peripheral arterial disease progresses, pain may even occur when you're at rest or when you're lying down. This is called ischemic rest pain. It may be intense enough to prevent sleep or wake you from sleep.

Causes of PAD

Factors that increase your risk of developing peripheral arterial disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Being older than age 50
  • Having diabetes
  • Being overweight
  • Having high blood pressure and
  • Having high cholesterol

People who smoke or have diabetes have the greatest risk of complications from PAD — such as tissue death (gangrene) in a leg due to reduced blood flow.

Yet another common cause of this condition is Periocarditis, where the sac surrounding the heart becomes infected.

Treatment of PAD

Several medications are used to treat this disorder.  Cholesterol lowering medications called statins can be used to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. You may also be prescribed high blood pressure medication and medication to control blood sugar.

Medications to prevent blood clots night also be prescribed as when blood flow is reduced to the limbs there is definitely a greater risk of developing blood clots.  A blood clot can completely block an already narrowed blood vessel and cause tissue death. This can cause gangrene and a possible amputation of the limb.

In some cases, angioplasty or surgery may be necessary to treat periocarditis  arterial disease that is causing intermittent claudication.

An angioplasty which is a procedure where a catheter is threaded through a blood vessel may be performed to open up the arteries. A stent might also be inserted and left in the artery to help keep it open.  Your doctor could also do bypass surgery using a synthetic vessel or one from another part of your body.

A supervised exercise program is also part of a supervised exercise-training program. Regular exercise improves symptoms of PAD by a number of methods, including helping your body use oxygen more efficiently.

Studies have shown that exercise therapy improves the ability to walk without pain as well as surgical treatment or angioplasty does. It's the most effective treatment for the symptom of intermittent claudication.

Patients undergoing mesotherapy for this disorder should definitely quit smoking.  You should also recommend that your patient should choose a diet that is healthy for blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating foods that prevent artery diseases such as cold-water fish, flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oil can help.

If blood flow is restricted to the limbs then you also might want to ask the patient to take better care of his or her feet. Poor blood circulation can lengthen or prevent proper healing and increases the risk for the kinds of infection that could possibly lead to amputation.  To prevent this you should wash your feet daily and moisturize them well and often to prevent cracks that can lead to infection. You should also take care when trimming your nails and promptly treat any fungal infections.

Prognosis


You can often successfully treat peripheral arterial disease with exercise, with a healthy diet and, most important, by quitting smoking if you smoke. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to stop its progression.


Of perhaps greater concern is that peripheral arterial disease is likely to be a sign of widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition may be reducing blood flow to the heart and brain as well.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mesotherapy for Meningitis


Meningitis is one of those conditions that infection root cause but many symptoms, some of which can be treated with mesotherapy shots that contain a combination of nutrients, anti-inflammatories and pain relievers.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (also called meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid that surround brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection. Older adults also tend to have a higher incidence of meningitis than do young children thanks to the development of vaccines.

The Causes of Meningitis

The cause of most cases of meningitis is a viral infection, but bacterial and fungal infections also can lead to meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is generally much more serious than viral meningitis, and immediate treatment is necessary.

Viral meningitis is usually milder and is caused by enteroviruses. These are the same viruses that cause the stomach flu. This type of meningitis usually clears up in about ten days.

The most common signs and symptoms of viral meningitis are rash, sore throat, joint aches and a severe headache.  Mesotherapy can help treat the joint pain, headaches and skin eruptions that seem to stick around in sufferers long after the disease seems to be out of the acute phase.

Chronic meningitis is the ongoing form and occurs when the brain or spinal linings are invaded by slow-growing organisms. The symptoms are headaches, fever, vomiting and mental cloudiness.

Meningitis can also result from noninfectious causes, such as drug allergies, some types of cancer and inflammatory diseases such as lupus.  Fungal meningitis is also
Symptoms of Meningitis

It's easy to mistake the early signs and symptoms of meningitis for the flu. They may develop over a period of one or two days and typically include -

  • A high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Vomiting or nausea with headache
  • Confusion, or difficulty concentrating
  • Inability to hold eye contact
  • Swelling
  • Seizures
  • Sleepiness
  • Stiff neck
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Lack of appetite and
  • Skin rash
Take a person to the hospital immediately if the person looks pale, has ice cold hands and feet and severe leg pain.

The person who has had this may also require treatments for brain swelling, shock, convulsions or dehydration. Infected sinuses or mastoids may need to be drained. Any fluid that has accumulated between the brain and the membranes that surround it may also need to be drained or surgically removed.

The bacterial form of the disease can prove fatal in a matter of days. Seek medical care right away if you or anyone in your family has any signs or symptoms.  The symptoms can linger for months and any swollen joints or aches and pains can be treated with the help of mesotherapy for supportive care.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mesotherapy for the Pain and Causes of Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fasciitis is identified by heel pain that is caused by inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. Mesotherapy treatment can help soften this tissue as well as support the immune system. A person in acute pain from this disorder may benefit from the injections as mesotherapy is successful at treating both tissue disorders and nerve pain.


Symptoms of Plantar Fascitis

Painful areas of plantar fascitis on the foot.
Plantar fasciitis can either develop gradually, but it can come on suddenly and be severe. And although it can affect both feet, it more often occurs in only one foot at a time.

It is characterized by a sharp pain on the inside part of the bottom of your heel which will feel like a knife stabbing the bottom of the foot.  It is also characterized by heel pain feels worse when you take the first few steps in the morning.

Walking or standing on tiptoe can cause a great deal of pain. Heel pain after long periods of standing or after exercise is also symptom.Some sufferers, but not all also experience visible swelling of the heel of the foot.


Causes of Plantar Fascitis 

Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia supports the arch in your foot. However overuse can cause it to develop tears. Many long distance runners and joggers suffer form it.

Some types of arthritis can cause inflammation in the tendons of the foot which can also lead to plantar fasciitis.  Treating the arthritic part of the limb with mesotherapy may help your patient’s issue.

Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can put added stress on the plantar fascia.  Wearing shoes with thin soles, that are too lose or lack arch support can also make this condition worse.

Natural aging may also trigger this type of heel pain.  If you are pregnant or obese you are more likely to develop it because you are carrying around extra weight that can also stress the plantar fascia. Advising your patient to lose weight can help in this situation too.


Treatment and Care

One treatment for plantar fasciitis is to outfit the leg with a split that is fitted to your calf and foot while you sleep. This holds the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon in a lengthened position overnight so that they can be stretched more effectively. Orthotic shoes may also be prescribed to correct the condition.

In most cases, a sufferer can overcome the pain of plantar fasciitis without surgery or other invasive treatments.

It is not a good idea to ignore plantar fasciitis as it can produce a chronic condition that hinders your regular activities. You may also develop foot, knee, hip or back problems because of the way plantar fasciitis changes the weight distribution on the feet.  The good news is that mesotherapy can help treat this problem as a support therapy for more allopathic approached for severe cases which can include surgery and help minimize the pain, lack of circulation and damage to the foot tissue that can result.


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