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Fexofenadine – Medication

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Not many are aware of this fact, but Fexofenadine is marketed as Allegra. It is basically an antihistamine medicine which is used for treating allergic reactions or symptoms. It is a successor and at times, is also an alternative to terfenadine. The medicine is used to treat allergies which are usually seasonal.

Fexofenadine is used to treat seasonal allergies which have synonyms such as “pollen allergy” or “hay fever” which are the most common allergies in today’s world. An estimate of 35 million Americans suffer from “hay fever”. The symptoms of these seasonal allergies include watery eyes, runny nose and itchy throat. It is used to treat itching of the skin and other conditions which are prescribed by the doctor. The medication contains antihistamine which works against histamine in the body. The natural histamine is released from mast cells of the histamine storing cells and attaches itself to the other histamine-receptor cells. When this attachment occurs, the cells are then activated to release chemicals that produce the effects which are related to the allergy. The drug is only capable of being effective with second-generation antihistamine such as the loratidine, zelastine and cetirizine. The drug is generally used to treat the symptoms of hay fever in both adults and children who are of six years and older.

Allegra is also used to treat chronic hives. Chronic hives are also known as “chronic urticaria” which manifests itself through red, raised bumps (hives) and itching. To be diagnosed with chronic hives or “chronic urticaria” a person needs to experience an outbreak of hives and its consequent for atleast 6 weeks. The drug is used to reduce the hives and the itching in people.

Like every medicine, Fexofenadine may also have its own share of side-effects. Listed below are some of the symptoms of side effects one needs to take note of:

Cough, cold and Flu- There has been an increase in the number of patients who are coming down with the flu, after using Allegra. The symptoms are common in patients between the age group of 6-11.

Pain- Patients above the age of 12, may suffer from backpain and headaches. Additional symptoms such as dizziness and ear pain have also been reported by other Allegra users. While the side effects are harmless, they should be brought to the attention of the doctor as soon as possible.

Anxiety-The drug may cause a lot of anxiety related issues. May also include insomnia, nervous breakdown and nightmares

Nausea and diarrhea- Some not-so-pleasant experiences with allegra may also include irregular bowel movement, vomiting, fatigue, nausea and so on. These symptoms are common in patients between the age group of 6 month to 5 year olds.

To prevent the manifestation, of these side effects, it is best if some effective precautions are followed before taking in this drug. During a pregnancy term, Allegra should be taken under medical supervision. For children of or above 6 years may use Allegra, the dosage for younger children should be prescribed. It should be taken with a glass full of water, accompanied or not, with food.

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January 12th, 2011 at 3:15 am

What is a Cardiac Diet?

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The human heart is a very delicate organ and one of the most important part of the body. Since it is the most vulnerable it succumbs easily to fatal disorders such as heart attacks. To prevent the occurence of such attacks, the cardiac diet is prescribed for people, who are at a constant risk. People with a vulnerable heart have heart diseases or history of heart diseases such as dyslipidemia, hyperlipidemia, high blood pressure, previous heart attacks or obesity. The diet mostly focusses on the way to reduce the intake of unhealthy food and maintaning a balance. For instance, it is recommended to cut down on beverages since this contains excessive amount of sodium. To balance that, one can eat fresh fruits and vegetables or fruit juices.

What exactly comprises of a cardiac diet? The anwer to that differs from person to person. Each person’s metabolism is different, so a person needs to consult with his dietician to follow the prescribed diet. However there are a few ground rules that can be applied to every diet:

1)Use trans fat free margarine as a substitute to butter

2)Reduce intake of food rich in animal fat

3)More fruits and vegetables

4)Before consumption of packaged food, make sure the trans fat is marked 0 on the label

5)Fish as an addition to the diet

6)Try to reduce the amount of sodium in food

7)Stop consuming caffeine

Apart from food, cardiac diet is about maintaining a level of mobility as a part of the regime. Translated, one needs to excercise to keep oneself healthy. Stress plays a major role in frequency of inducing heart related disease, so it has been recommended to deal with it in different ways, instead of avoiding it. Relaxation techniques also help people deal with stress that can, otherwise prove to be fatal.

There are some pointers that come in handy and which dieticians all over the world recommend. They are listed as belows:

Fat Intake- This is the foremost rule that applies to every diet, including cardiac diet. Fat is a healthy constituent, but the intake of some fats such as animal fats should be reduced since it adds the added calories. There are some fats that are classified as unhealthy fats such as monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, trans fats and saturated fats. Monounsaturated fats is found in products such as avocados and olive oil. They help to lower the artery clogging cholesterol level. Polyunsaturated fats are found in fish and grain products. Trans fats are chemically processed and although they help to preserve food, but they cannot be digested easily by the body. And last of all is saturated fats and they are found in cheese, meat, palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

Fiber content- Fiber or high fiber content in one’s diet helps to lower the high cholesterol in the body to make the heart healthy and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Men and women under and over the age of 50 have different measurements for fiber consumption. Fiber is usually found in commodities such as legumes, vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds and grains.

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January 10th, 2011 at 2:50 am

Before Choosing an Asbestosis Lawyer

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Because of the use of asbestos in many industries, asbestosis is a medical condition that has been diagnosed with people who were frequently exposed to the products with asbestos. If you are going to file claims with an insurance company or with a manufacturing company for asbestosis, you will need to find an asbestosis lawyer who specializes in your condition. Before choosing an asbestosis lawyer, make some research on asbestosis. This will help you understand the strategy to be used by your lawyer in handling your case. It will also help you determine if your lawyer really specializes in asbestosis cases.

How to Find an Asbestosis Lawyer

Many lawyers now specialize in asbestosis cases because of the increase in the number of people who file for asbestosis claims. In order to find a good asbestosis lawyer, ask your colleagues for recommendations. Some people may already have known someone who was able to win an asbestosis case. Check the newspapers for the cases handled by asbestosis lawyers. This will give you an idea on who handles asbestosis cases in your area. If you still couldn‘t find a law practitioner who specializes in asbestosis, get a list of the law firms in your area and inquire on their experience in handling asbestosis cases.

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December 5th, 2010 at 4:04 am

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Common Symptoms and Signs of Anorexic People

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Seeing anorexic people is no laughing matter. This is a serious disease that must be controlled as soon as the condition is detected. These people are suffering from an unhealthy eating disorder because they won’t be stopped in starving themselves. This usually starts on the beginning of the puberty period, where most teenagers feel that they need to acquire a certain look and figure in order to belong to a group. Anorexic people have this nagging fear of becoming fat and they continuously think that they are overweight when the fact is that they are already very thin.

Anorexic people typically lose 15 percent of their normal body weight. They refuse to eat even when they become very sickly. Aside from the skinny figure and extreme weight loss, here are some of the most common symptoms of this condition. They usually have brittle skin because they are no longer getting enough vitamins and nutrients on to their system. They are out of breath and weak most of the time. They are very aggressive about their calorie intake. If you or a loved one have these symptoms, it will be best to get professional help as soon as possible and before it gets too late.

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November 17th, 2010 at 5:02 am

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Fighting for the Right to Live Healthy: on Asbestosis Lawyer

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Contact to asbestos could cause serious illness such as Asbestosis.

Asbestosis legal representative with a lot of experience in asbestosis-related lawsuits should be considered in choosing for a personal injury lawyer. A strong history of winning large settlements and representing plaintiffs is what an individual needs for this kind of lawyer.

To be able to properly represent the case effectively and understand the dangers of asbestos exposure should be some of the requirements an individual’s asbestosis lawyer. Looking or sorting for attorneys with asbestosis experience should be done next once an individual is finished in listing qualified lawyers.

Cases relating to asbestos-linked lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis experiences in the profiles of some legal representatives should always be noted. The information of outcomes of past cases should be presented and be provided by the lawyers themselves.

However, past settlement amounts and victorious legal cases of should not be a necessity because each case is by nature unique and would not be an indicative of the outcome of a specific asbestos-related case. In a nutshell, asbestos is a commercially used mineral that is applied for a lot of industrial practical applications.

Exposure or prolonged contact with this compound could be lethal for humans in the process.

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October 11th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

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