Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet Treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome should begin as early as possible, under a doctor's direction. Underlying causes such as diabetes or arthritis should be treated first. Initial treatment generally involves resting the affected hand and wrist for at least 2 weeks, avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms, and immobilizing the wrist in a splint to avoid further damage from twisting or bending. If there is inflammation, applying cool packs can help reduce swelling. Non-surgical treatments Drugs - In special circumstances, various drugs can ease the pain and swelling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Exercise - Stretching and strengthening exercises can be helpful in people whose symptoms have abated. Alternative therapies - Acupuncture and chiropractic care have benefited some patients but their effectiveness remains unproved. Surgery Carpal tunnel release is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, also known as BDNF, is a secreted protein that, in humans, is encoded by the BDNF gene. BDNF is a member of the "neurotrophin" family of growth factors, which are related to the canonical "nerve growth factor", NGF. Neurotrophic factors are found in the brain and the periphery. Function BDNF acts on certain neurons of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, helping to support the survival of existing neurons, and encourage the growth and differentiation of new neurons and synapses. In the brain, it is active in the hippocampus, cerebral cortex, and basal forebrain—areas vital to learning, memory, and higher thinking. BDNF itself is important for long-term memory. BDNF was the second neurotrophic factor to be characterized after nerve growth factor (NGF). Tissue distribution Counterintuitively, BDNF is actually found in a range of tissue and cell types, not just in the brain. Mechanism of action
Alzheimer's Disease (Alzheimer's) Gus Alva (Medical Director, ATP Clinical Research) gives expert video advice on: What is "Alzheimer's disease"?; How can I identify the first stage of Alzheimer's disease?; What happens to the brain of an Alzheimer's patient? and more... What is "Alzheimer's disease"? Alzheimer's disease happens to be the most common type of dementia. What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? The most common symptom of Alzheimer's disease happens to be short-term memory loss. What are the stages of Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's goes through three diffferent main stages, mild, moderate, and severe. What happens to the brain of an Alzheimer's patient? The brain literally starts to atrophy, or shrink. What are "plaques" and "tangles"? Plaques and tangles are features that are characteristics of Alzheimer's disease. What do plaques and tangles do? As a result of the plaques and tangles, there's literally a choking off process that occurs with the tissue of the brain. Where does memory lie in the brain?
8 Steps To Continuous Self-Motivation Many of us find ourselves in motivational slumps that we have to work to get out of. Sometimes it’s like a continuous cycle where we are motivated for a period of time, fall out and then have to build things back up again. A good way to be continuously self-motivated is to implement something like these 8 steps from Ian McKenzie. Keep a positive attitude: There’s is nothing more powerful for self-motivation than the right attitude. How I see this working is while you’re developing these mental steps, and utilizing them regularly, self-motivation will come naturally when you need it. The key, for me, is hitting the final step to Share With Others. My 8 Steps I enjoyed Ian’s article but thought it could use some definition when it comes to trying to build a continuous drive of motivation. 1. What I would hope happens here is you will gradually develop certain skills that become motivational habits. My 1 Step If you could only take one step?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms and Related Conditions Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist and consists of the arching carpal bones (eight bones in the wrist) and the ligament connecting the pillars of the arch (the transverse carpal ligament). Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed because of swelling of the nerve or tendons or both. While there are many possible causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, the vast majority of people with the condition have no known cause. What Are the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Usually, people with carpal tunnel syndrome first notice that their fingers "fall asleep" and become numb at night. Continue reading below... What Happens in Severe Cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? As carpal tunnel syndrome becomes more severe, a person may have decreased grip strength with atrophy, or wasting, of the muscles in the hand.
Psoriasis drug 'slows dementia' mice study suggests 25 November 2012Last updated at 18:05 ET Psoriasis is a skin condition when new skin is produced too rapidly - forming red marks Drugs used to calm inflammation in psoriasis may also help to combat the effects of Alzheimer's disease, a study on mice suggests. Tests showed the short-term memory of the animals improved when given similar drugs, according to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine. The build-up of proteins thought to destroy brain cells was also reduced. Alzheimer's Research UK said brain inflammation was looking like a "key player" in the disease. Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder caused when the immune system attacks healthy skin cells, stimulating the production of new skin. The immune system, which controls levels of inflammation, has been implicated in both Alzheimer's disease and psoriasis. However, the exact cause of the gradual destruction of the tissues of the brain during Alzheimer's disease is still unknown. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Immune
Like a prion, Alzheimer's protein seeds itself in the brain | Body & Brain The Alzheimer’s-related protein amyloid-beta is an infectious instigator in the brain, gradually contorting its harmless brethren into dangerous versions, new evidence suggests. The study adds to the argument that A-beta is a prion, a misfolded protein that behaves like the contagious culprits behind Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in people, scrapie in sheep and mad cow disease. In human cells grown in a dish, amyloid-beta (red) moves from a nerve cell with many A-beta molecules (right) to an unaffected cell (green, left) via a cell-to-cell connection. Sangeeta Nath Amyloid-beta taken from the brain of one mouse was injected into a second mouse brain (shown); 300 days later, the protein had spread throughout and formed deposits (dark spots). J.
Self Awareness Download Four FREE Self Mastery Sessions Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment. We might quickly assume that we are self aware, but it is helpful to have a relative scale for awareness. If you have ever been in an auto accident you may have experienced everything happening in slow motion and noticed details of your thought process and the event. Why Develop Self Awareness? Self awareness is the first step in creating what you want and mastering your life. Self Awareness in Relationships Relationships are easy until there is emotional turmoil. Having a clear understanding of your thought and, behavior patterns helps you understand other people. Think of learning to be mindful and self aware as learning to dance.
heimer's Association - What Is Alzheimer's Alzheimer's and dementia basics Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Learn more: What We Know Today and Understanding Dementia. Get our weekly e-newsletter There is a lot to know about living with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer's are 65 and older. Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter Learn more about managing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Symptoms of Alzheimer's The most common early symptom of Alzheimer's is difficulty remembering newly learned information. Just like the rest of our bodies, our brains change as we age . People with memory loss or other possible signs of Alzheimer’s may find it hard to recognize they have a problem. Alzheimer's and the brain
Alzheimer's Disease - Wikiwel : online digital library Resource for natural healing, home remedies in a wiki place. From Wikiwel : online digital library Resource for natural healing, home remedies in a wiki place. See also : Symptoms and causes Heavy metals : Aluminum accumulates in tissue that doesn't have a rapid cellular turnover. Home remedies Warnings References Medical Disclaimer This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice. Is it Alzheimer’s or Another Dementia? Distinguishing between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia Key Points More than 50 conditions can cause or mimic the symptoms of dementia. A small percentage of dementias are reversible. For physicians and families intent on pinning down a diagnosis, one major complicating factor is the existence of so many kinds of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common intractable condition. In some types of dementia, treatment will improve mental functioning, and in a small percentage, the dementia is completely reversible if treatment begins before permanent brain damage occurs. Reversible dementias Reversible dementias are often easier to diagnose than irreversible dementias because they are usually accompanied by other, obvious symptoms. Delirium Delirium causes changes in mental functioning that can closely resemble dementia, but there are two important differences: Speed of onset. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome presents the classic picture of delirium. Toxic reactions to drugs
Meditation Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports) that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration single-pointed analysis, meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc. Etymology The English meditation is derived from the Latin meditatio, from a verb meditari, meaning "to think, contemplate, devise, ponder". History Man Meditating in a Garden Setting
Welcome to Android - PCWorld By now, you've probably heard an earful about how great Android phones are, how they will take over the mobile world, and how they do everything the Apple iPhone can't. But if you haven't yet fully explored an Android phone, you may be wondering what the hype is all about. First, a little history: Google's move into the mobile phone market started way back in 2005, when the Internet giant acquired a small startup company called Android, Inc. Because Android is open-source, the platform has many advantages for consumers and developers. Another advantage of open-source is that Android isn't tied to a single device--whether it be a phone, a netbook, or a tablet. Another huge advantage that Android has over its rivals involves its support of 4G networks (LTE on Verizon, HSPA+ on AT&T and T-Mobile, and WiMax on Sprint) for faster data speeds. And of course, you also have considerable freedom in selecting a wireless network.
Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools.com - StumbleUpon © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. The tools are split into two sections. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. This section of Mind Tools shows you how to use all the memory resources available to you to remember information in a highly efficient way. Using Your Whole Mind to Remember You can do the following things to make your mnemonics more memorable: