Gaining Control of Your Relationship With Money – Know the Signs of Depression

Dealing with financial issues can be very difficult. You can expect to run into the occasional blues, but if you simply can’t shake your negative feelings, you may be clinically depressed. If you have major depression issues, you may find it extremely difficult – if not impossible – to move forward.

Major Depression can really be a debilitating disease – even fatal in some cases. The good news is that it can be treated in most cases. There are a number of signs that may indicate that you are clinically depressed.

If, after you read the following list of depression symptoms, you believe that you may be depressed, schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. If you can’t afford to do so, you’ll want to contact your local chapter of the Mental Health Association. They’ll be able to help you find an help at an affordable price.

Keep in mind that you needn’t have all of these symptoms to be depressed.

Signs of depression include:

  • Continual sadness Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt for no apparent reason
  • Constant anxiety or irritability
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy
  • A change in sleep patters. You ant to sleep all the time, you have trouble falling asleep, or you aren’t getting a full night’s sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • An excessive number of stomach or headaches
  • Loss of interest in easting or a feeling a need to overeat
  • You find yourself using alcohol and/or illegal drugs to avoid reality
  • Constantly thinking about death or even suicide. If you have these thoughts, you should get help immediately. Call 800-273-8255 to connect immediately with someone who can help you deal with your feelings.

Dental Expert Warns About The Rising Danger of Dental Tourism

Dental Implants Expert Warns About The Rising Danger of Dental Tourism

Many Foreign Dentists Do Not Have the Training Required for Complex Dental Implants

Over the last few months, we have seen an increasing number of patients who have had terrible experiences and whose treatments have to be redone.

They have been to Costa Rica, Mexico, China, Argentina, etc., and now they are having lots of problems. We have also seen inferior work by US based dentists who advertise low teaser rates for implants but do not have the required experience or training to perform sophisticated implant procedures, Not only can repairing budget procedures end up being more expensive than doing it right the first time, but a lot of times it means severe complications, infection, bone loss, losing more teeth and implants, esthetic catastrophes, and total failures.

Many dentists have had no formal training in implantology and have only completed short weekend seminars provided by the makers of dental implant supplies. They are not experienced with complex cases and are often unable to provide the proper medical care when a dental implant goes awry or the patients suffer complications.

Many dental patients, in an effort to save money because their treatments are not covered by insurance, often travel to foreign countries to get their implants done. For complex cases, and for those requiring extensive prep and follow up work, it is best to use a properly trained and certified specialist..

Experience is very important! Not everyone can do implants well. Patients need to find someone with surgical and prosthetic implant experience – especially if they have severe periodontal disease or if they need multiple implants. This is a highly technical and sensitive surgical and prosthetic treatment which requires a high level of expertise.

There are risks if not done correctly. These include local and systemic infection, nerve injury and the possibly that there might be “inadvertent perforation of the nasal sinus.” These can be serious life threatening complications.

What do you need to ask your dentist

What type of training did you get? Formal 3-year specialty, or just weekend seminars?

How long have you been doing implants?

How many implants have you done?

How often do you place or restore implants?

What is your success rate?

To prevent something going wrong or to avoid experiencing serious complications, patients should only use a dental specialist with years of experience and extensive training and certification. Also, if possible, check their credentials and talk to a few happy patients.

Take The Holistic Approach To Baby Skin Care

There are many concerns that you as a new mother will have for your child, many things that will worry you if you let them. One of the issues that can cause major worry is your baby skin care.

Let me encourage you right at the start having a baby should be a wonderful experience if you can just get the right advice, consider all your options and put a plan into place to avoid any problems that may arise.

As far as baby skin care goes I don’t think most new mothers don’t know just what to do for the best.
One of the key issues with regard to baby skin care that you should decide from the outset is; shall I choose natural products or what I would call chemically produced products? Now it may not sound like an important question but I believe it is.

When we had our first son we took a lot of trouble finding out what natural products were available and settled for the all natural approach. We were concerned enough to want to avoid many of the petroleum oil based products that were on the market at that time.

Television advertising is so powerful in persuading us to buy certain products. At first we found it so difficult to break away from the advertising influence and search for the very best baby skin care possible we did do it and are very grateful now as we look back.

By starting off with natural in the first instance you automatically avoid having to determine at some time in future whether or not your baby has sensitive skin. It can take months before some mothers find this out and then have to back track and search out less irritating products.

While you are much less likely to have baby skin care problems if you go all natural you really need to keep a close eye on you baby’s skin. Look for dry patches, irritated areas, red blotches. They could be an indication of skin irritation.

You may well be using all natural lotions but have you thought about all the ‘normal’ household chemicals you are using? It is well worth reviewing your whole chemical household usage. A lot of these products can be tolerated by an adults skin but may play havoc with your baby’s.

You need to be on the alert at all times. Common sense always plays a huge role in how you deal with issues regarding baby skin care. If friends give you gifts of creams and lotions for your baby just thank them and then discreetly review the ingredients in the lotion or cream. If you’re not happy with it then don’t use it.

Better safe than sorry.

These days you have take a ‘holistic’ approach. It is well worth the time and the effort on this subject of baby skin care.

As your child grows you will become more interested in what they eat. If you are monitoring ingredients in creams and lotions soaps and shampoos you are only a step away from avoiding harmful chemicals in the food your baby will eat.

Taking care of the inside of your baby will certainly have its effect on your baby’s skin.

Prostate Cancer Questions To Ask Your Doctor – 3 Critically Important Questions

The first question you should ask your doctor once you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer is – ‘how advanced is it?’ The answer to that question is going to make or break what it left of your life because it could mean the difference between life and death. Prostate cancer detected and diagnosed early can be treated and cured; prostate cancer diagnosed late can be fatal because it can only be treated, not cured. The doctor can tell the stage of your prostate cancer by carrying out a series of tests, which may include CT and MRI scans, and bone scans. The results gotten your prostate biopsy will certainly also come into play, as will be result of your PSA test.

Your second question may then be – ‘what treatment options do I have?’ It is not an easy question to provide an answer to because all of these treatments for prostate cancer have their merits and demerits in some way. Most of them even lead to loss of potency, something that many men may not be eager to want to deal with. At this time, you will be wishing the answer to the first question had been stage I because then you can opt for active surveillance to watchful waiting, to see if the cancer grows or if it stays, or if it grows so slowly that you may never get to feel the symptoms of it before you die of something else. Then you can forgo treatment and just come in for tests from time to time to see if the tumor has taken on a more aggressive slant.

Other treatment options are prostatectomy and radiation therapy, usually called for early stage disease; and hormonal therapy and chemotherapy, often used to treat advanced prostate cancer. HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) and cryosurgery are other treatments with incredible potential for early stage disease.

Your third question should be – ‘what are the side effects of these treatments?’ and the fourth: ‘what is the prognosis?’ All of these go a long way to determine which treatment you will settle for, without doubt; although the benefits of each therapy may make quite a strong case for it. The prognosis will help you determine whether to clean up your act and put your affairs in order in preparation for the inevitable, or just to go on living because everything will be fine.

Other questions do not quite carry as much weight as these four because they determine if you will go on or not in more ways than one. Do the smart thing and do not waste the moment – they might be so preciously few by now; ask the right questions already.