Showing posts with label treatment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label treatment. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Control the Spread of HIV Aids with Drug Addiction Treatment

It’s a proven fact that drug abusers which includes both the injecting as well as non injecting drug users suffer from higher risk of infectious diseases like HIV and HCV. 

The major causes of the transmission of these diseases include usage of contaminated drug injection equipment or involvement in unprotected and risky sexual activities. Drug abuse is responsible for engagement in risky sexual behavior in most of the cases. So, in simple terms, it can be said that the first step for HIV AIDS prevention lies in effective drug abuse treatment. Counseling certainly enhances the level of prevention of this disease as it deals with a variety of cases related with HIV AIDS.

The experiments conducted in this field have revealed that drug abusers who don’t take drug abuse treatment suffer from six times higher risk of being infected with HIV AIDS as compared to those drug users who are a part of drug abuse treatment program. It happens because drug abuse treatment helps the drug abusers in reducing their involvement in the activities which become the cause of the spread of HIV AIDS. Treatment options save the drug abusers from sharing injection equipment getting involved in unprotected sexual activities.

Not only this, when the drug abusers participate in various treatment programs for drug addiction, they also get chances for counseling, screening and come to know about the availability of additional services like access to HAART and early HIV treatment. In fact, HIV testing and counseling play a pivotal role in superior drug abuse treatment programs and all individuals who become a part of the treatment process should be offered this. The availability of inexpensive and unobtrusive rapid HIV tests on a wide scale would certainly help in increasing the awareness of people about HIV prevention and treatment and thus reducing its spread to a great extent.

There are a wide variety of settings as well as behavioral and pharmacological approaches which can be used for the treatment of drug abusers. Drug addiction is such a complex disorder that can completely disrupt the functioning of an individual including his family as well as work life.

As drug addiction is a very complex problem and can even lead to pervasive consequences, so the whole process of drug addiction treatment should be followed very carefully. The treatment is composed of various components and each component should be given due emphasis. Some of the important functions of the components is to curb the individual's drug use, offer employment training and taking steps to bring the addicted individual back to his productive place in his family as well as the society. The best part is that it helps the drug abuser to realize the rewards for abstinence and bring him closer to the treatment.

Treatment for drug abuse and addiction is delivered in many different settings using a variety of behavioral and pharmacological approaches. Depending on the requirements and the addiction level of the person, drug treatment facilities provide behavioral therapy, medication, counseling and other types of services to the drug addicts.

Now a day’s various specialized drug treatment facilities are available for giving the best possible treatment to the drug addicts. Drug abusers can also be effectively treated in mental health clinics and physician’s offices with the help of counselors, psychologists, nurses, physicians and psychiatrists.

Keeping in view the availability of the patients, the treatment is facilitated to the drug abusers in inpatient, outpatient as well as residential settings. The fact can’t be denied that some specific treatment settings require particular treatment approaches, but the option for using a variety of therapeutic interventions or services can be possible in any setting.

So, with proper drug addiction treatment, the spread of HIV AIDS can be undoubtedly curtailed to a large extent. The only need to make this possible is to follow the treatment process and understand the treatment facilities required by the patients to help them in the best possible manner.

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Best Alternative Methods And Natural Medicine For Arthritis.

Arthritis is a condition in which the joints in the body are swollen and become painful. The major reason behind arthritis is body weight. If weight increases, the risk of arthritis also increases accordingly.
Here are some of the best alternative methods and natural medicines for arthritis:

Flexibility Exercises
Flexibility exercises are the simplest natural treatment for arthritis. The right exercises can strengthen and relax your joints and muscles and help in giving relief from arthritis pain. One of the best options is to practice yoga which strengthens your body and reduces stiffness as well.
Healthy Diet
A healthy and complete diet can help a lot in reducing the symptoms of arthritis. So, one must adopt a healthy diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. However, doctors recommend avoiding eating tomatoes, dairy and red meat if suffering from arthritis as these food items aggravates the pain.
Epsom Salt
Epsom Salt helps in reducing the swelling of joints caused due to arthritis pain. If you have pain in hands or legs, you can immerse the painful portion of the body in a tub filled with warm water with a pinch of Epsom salt in it for around 30 minutes. It gives a lot of relief from the arthritis pain.
The Bing cherries helps in relieving the pain caused due to arthritic inflammation.
Topical Solutions
        Topical solutions also reduce the symptoms of arthritis. You can mix one tablespoon of sandalwood powder with ¼ cup of water and rub it on the arthritic portion of the body on a regular basis to get relief.  
Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey work as natural ingredients in mitigating the effects of arthritis and reducing the inflammation in joints caused due to it to a large extent.
Coconut and Walnuts
 Eating a couple of walnuts and a few pieces of coconut in an empty stomach works wonders in reducing the arthritic pain. You can also drink coconut juice and apply coconut oil on your aching joints twice a day.
Garlic is considered to be one of the best natural remedies for inflammation and pain in joints. You can eat one clove of garlic fried in clarified butter every day to get the best results.
Cider Vinegar
Drink a glass of water with two teaspoons of cider vinegar and two teaspoons of honey thrice a day. It helps in dissolving the crystal deposits of uric acid formed between joints and the muscles in rheumatism.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that is designed for pain relief. The benefits of acupuncture are widely recognized. The needles used in this therapy release endorphins which blocks the pain messages to brain.
The regular massage helps in increasing the mobility of the body. It loosens the stiff joints and relaxes stiff muscles by encouraging the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected areas.
Turmeric and Cayenne
These two substances will help reduce swelling in the joints and significantly reduce pain. Turmeric also helps in the digestive process and works as a natural anti-inflammatory medicine.  
Glucosamine and Chondroitin
Glucosamine builds cartilage in joints that are damaged from arthritis. Chondroitin increases the amount of fluid in the joints which makes them more shock absorbent and thus more flexible.
The best part about the above mentioned remedies is that it can be tried with out the fear of any kind of side affects on the body. In case the above mentioned remedies don’t help, you must consult a doctor immediately.