Hangover from Beer Consumption

by Maria in Guidelines

hangoverBeer and other alcoholic beverages may have many different biological and behavioral effects on the body. People who consume beer often undergo what is known as a hangover. Hangovers are caused by drinking too much alcoholic beverages. It is characterized by the constellation of unpleasant physical and mental symptoms that happen after a bout of heavy, sometimes slight, alcohol drinking.

Hangovers may result in horrible physical and mental symptoms including fatigue, sleeping problems, headache, nausea, vertigo and many more.

Anyone who drinks alcoholic beverages may experience a hangover, but some people are more susceptible to hangovers than others. There is a genetic variation that affects the way beer is metabolize, experts say. For some people, a single alcoholic drink is enough to trigger a hangover. For others, they may drink heavily and manage to escape a hangover entirely.

The set of hangover symptoms and their level of intensity may differ from person to person and from case to case. Furthermore, hangover characteristics may depend on the type of alcoholic beverage consumed and the amount a person drinks. The following are some specific symptoms of hangover:

  •  Anxiety
  •  Decreased attention and concentration
  •  Depression
  •  Fatigue
  •  Gastrointestinal disturbances
  •  Headache
  •  Increased impulse and blood pressure
  •  Irritability
  •  Muscle pains
  •  Nausea and vomiting
  •  Sensitivity to light and sound
  •  Sleeping problems
  •  Sweating
  •  Thirst
  •  Tremor
  •  Weakness

According to specialists, time is the only definite treatment for a hangover. There are other ways that may aid in hangover prevention, but once the symptoms of a hangover start, there are few ways that actually give relief. Below are few ways to treat it:

  •  Drink juice with Vitamin C.
  •  Eat mineral and protein rich food.
  •  Get some exercise.
  •  Replenish your body with fruit or vegetable juice and water.
  •  Sleep and rest to give your body time to recover.
  •  Take a shower switching between cold and hot water.

People should all be careful in handling hangovers. It has been advised to refrain from driving when drunk or still experiencing hangover. Accidents may happen. Medical resources say that a number of surgeries performed annually are caused by road accidents. In relation to this, a robotic surgical system was developed in order to aid in performing surgeries. However, the Da Vinci class action lawsuits imply that this new technology may cause harm.


Benefits vs Hazards of Surgical Mesh in Treating Pelvic Floor Disorders

by Maria in Guidelines

Pelvic disorders may not only be uncomfortable to people who are affected by it but it may also an embarrassing condition. As a result some patients are under diagnosed or prefer to not to be treated which may be very harmful to them. Not too many people are aware that pelvic disorders may lead to severe conditions including Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence.

A person should know the facts about pelvic disorders and the common things that are causing its occurrence. Women should know that they are more vulnerable to pelvic organ prolapse after child birth, after surgery and when they reach their menopausal stages. Caffeine and alcohol may also speed up urine output that may contribute to urinary incontinence. Other common causes include hysterectomy, obesity and chronic coughing.

Treatments for Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence

Today, people that were affected are more aware that there are many options to address a variety of pelvic disorders; it can either be surgical and non-surgical. But what is very common for the past years until now is the surgical method using the surgical mesh.

Since its creation, surgical mesh has been manufactured and marketed by some device manufacturers in the United States. One of the famous makers of the surgical mesh is Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Unit Gynecare Prolift Mesh. This product serves as a synthetic mesh that can help restore support of prolapsed organs and a supportive sling in keeping prolapsed organs in place.

Complications and Lawsuits

However, not all surgical procedures became successful. Just years after Gynecare Prolift has been released, there are reported complaints that were forwarded to the agency (FDA). Common complaints that are associated to the medical device include mesh exposure, pelvic pain, infection, difficulty in urinating and injuries to certain organs such as blood vessels, nerves and bladder.

Thousands of lawsuits were also filed against mesh manufacturers specifically J&J, the maker of Gynecare Prolift Mesh. Just recently, a plaintiff was awarded $11million dollars by the jury for the damages resulting from a failed surgery and a faulty device.

Furthermore, details of the said trial are discussed at gynecareproliftmeshlawsuit.com including all upcoming bellwether trials that are set to commence on February of this year.


The Ugly Truth of Alcohol, Self-Awareness for Young Adults

by Maria in Guidelines

no-alcoholTeens and Alcohol Drinking

There’s a vast number of teenagers today who have been lured to alcohol drinking. No one can really pinpoint the exact reasons why there’s a significant increase of teen alcohol users and predicted that numbers will continue to mount for the years to come.

Ads that people get from the media pertaining to alcohol products are quite inviting. Although a little warning was tagged at the end, this may seem to have no effect to the consumers especially to young adults. Hence information about potential hazards of alcohol and alcohol drinking are not clearly defined.

Here are information that teens should know about alcohol products and the possible danger that it may cause to their health.

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