Archive | October 2016

Children/Adolescents and health today

Boy holds big pike he just caught

Healthier in eating than processed food!


With children going back to school the past 2 weeks a good topic would be health today in the U.S. and how it impacts the children in our society. It is the role of the government and people of America to help solve problems in our society, including our health crises.


Obesity is a health epidemic across our country, and we have a responsibility to promote good nutrition and healthy eating so we can reverse this alarming trend. Learning young about healthy foods to eat on a regular basis with moderation on treats, from fast foods to deserts, with keeping the weight in the therapeutic range or body mass index including balancing rest and exercise will help decrease the percentage of disease in this generation and the one to follow, hopefully.  


Let us not forget today’s mid age or later age people in America with disease factors already set in due to unhealthy eating for many years, you can also change your eating habits with exercising moderately and have better health results also (but it is recommended that your general practitioner clear you with diet and activity first.).

The government helps out by passing via Congress in 2010 rules required under a child nutritional law in their effort to get childhood obesity decreased to hopefully absent one day, like some countries. Society has gotten involved where schools took action with improving their lunches and even vending machine options with others still selling high fat & high calorie foods. Parents and teachers still have to work harder with reinforcing healthy eating habits in their children both in class and at home so that the future will be healthier for them and their children. For this to take place today’s children have to walk a pathway at a young age to get in the state of mind to strive for overall wellness . This will definitely decrease certain diseases caused by poor eating habits with sedentary lifestyles, sooner than you think.


From Feb. 2013 the agriculture department already involved regulating nutritional content of school breakfasts and lunches that have already been subsidized by the federal government, but most lunchrooms also have a la carte lines that sell other foods and hopefully that has changed. Also food sold via vending machines and in other ways outside the lunchroom has never before been federally regulated as of Feb. 2013. Mom and Dad your peeps need your guidance not just the schools or the government’s, since they don’t always use the best of judgment.  It has to start somewhere and the drive to a healthy USA is increasing, join me.


Do you want a better body, or a healthier society overall? Than take the action in walking the steps to eat, think, and act throught some exercise today. It would be great if America could spread this type of thinking in our society’s way of thinking and pass it on to future generation to help decrease disease and illnesses in our country due to poor dieting and poor healthy habits over years. Let us make a change for the better America.


“Some risk factors, like a person’s age or race, can’t be changed. Others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Still others are related to personal behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, and diet.”

The American Cancer Society


Part IV Breast Cancer–Fight this cancer with all other cancers and know the warning signs!



Cancer seems like a thunder bolt that it all of a sudden hits us from nowhere, like what happened to my Dad that was in 1999. Than the hit from nowhere makes the patient and significant others suddenly crippled and not prepared for this diagnosis (facing it with little knowledge). No wonder why cancer fears society. To top that alone it is costly, debilitating, depressing, and even fatal, like in my father’s case.

Early detection can vastly improve survival figures, that is not just pertaining to breast cancers but to most diseases period. Delaying to seek advice when changes are recognized is a big NO NO.

Let’s include in this article the seven warning signs of cancer:

*A sore that does not heal ———————————————————————————————-

*Unusual bleeding or discharge—————————————————————————————

*Obvious change in a wart or mole———————————————————————————–

*Change in bowel or bladder habits———————————————————————————-

*Persistent cough or hoarseness————————————————————————————–

*Thickening or lump in the breast or anywhere else in the body———————————————–

*Persistent indigestion or difficulty swallowing——————————————————————-

Instead of getting it wouldn’t you rather PREVENT it period. Remember our disease killers in the USA.     Our #1 killer is cardiovascular our #2 killer is cancer in America!

**Here are some general risk factors for cancer & try to prevent having them in your lives or abusing them (moderation – the key to many things that are not used that way in US). Abuse of anything results in disaster.

1.) Smoking (stop period) including chewing tobacco and dipping snuff.

2.) Diets high in fat or low in fiber. Obesity as well is a risk factor for cancer, odds are high that the diet was high in fat even causing the obesity in the first place.                    

3.) Age is over 50 or too much unresolved stress in your life.

4.) Abuse of alcoholism or inadequate amount of vitamins or minerals in your diet.      Exposure to environmental or occupational cancer causing substances (air, water, radiation, disaster like 9/11, or even food).

5.) Too much radiation from various sources (ex. Sun bathing to close to radiation treatments someone is receiving on a oncology unit, simply Sun overexposure).

6.) Fair complexion (pale) or even family history of cancers in the family (highest risk is within the nuclear family having a mother or father or sibling with cancer).

**Most cancers with heredity in the nuclear family including a bad life style puts that individual at higher probability of inheriting or getting that cancer.**

The American Cancer Society had presented shocking facts that 83% of lung cancer patients in America are caused by smoking (a complete preventable measure). Furthermore they present 30% of cancer deaths in America are due to smoking.

We the people of America can control many factors in our diet and exercise to control diseases period we have want to make the move and if we did disease decrease in time would be outstanding. In the end it would make our economy better with our insurance overall. Ending line. this means less disease, less expense, and meaning better coverage (less out of our pockets financially). For this to even get started we the people in the USA have to be willing to alter diets and exercise to a healthy pattern not a junk food frequently diet or sedentary lifestyle. Help make America a better country for all citizens of all ages. Our government surely hasn’t helped us in prevention tactics to lower statistics in showing less breast cancer significantly.

Looking over the past 35 years data shows very little evidence even with intense efforts and billions of dollars made by our government trying to aim at attempting to improve the treatment of cancer yet has had much overall effect on the most fundamental measure of clinical outcome…death. Cancer as a whole overall has slowly but surely lost ground in the battles and we don’t want to lose the war. This is shown by the rise in age-adjusted mortality rates in the entire population.

We do have many improvements with cancer treatment going from diagnostic tooling advancement with even drugs and drugs combined, a multitude of radiation methods and advanced surgical techniques. However, with all this due to increased cancer research, the government has yet to push the most important ingredient for cancer prevention. For every 3 dollars spent on cancer research, only one dollar goes spent in the area of prevention. When your government representa- tive speaks of further cancer research you may want to find out is it for prevention or treatment. My vote is prevention before getting diagnosed with it. That is like the government waiting for a bomb to land on the USA before taking measures to prevent it. Why wait for the disaster when it can be prevented completely and no mess to deal with. Makes sense? Sure does to me and many.

Take a completely different country in eating alone. Let us look at Japan and their women. They eat a completely different diet than women in the USA. Japanese women have ¼ the amount of breast cancer than American women; is this mainly genetics?   When Japanese women move to the great USA they assume our diets and get the same death rates from breast cancer that American women get when diagnosed with it.   My eyes see diet in America (fast food=JUNK). Moderation if not completely banded out of your diet = fast food. Americans who eat junk food on a regular basis are looking at abusing fast food as oppose to a treating themselves to junk food now and than (this is what we call moderation).

Moderation with anything legal and not abusive to your body (ex. Alcohol or prescribed drugs) is someone with will power. That is what is takes to prevent breast cancer and many other diseases which includes a healthy diet, some regular exercising, keeping your weight ideal to your body mass index, and having the yearly physicals or addressing new symptoms by going to your doctor to have him or she evaluate what it is with the treatment for it. Obese and can’t lose the weight on your own get a MD consult to see what surgery or other options you have to decrease weight.




“Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk.”




“Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social-interaction difficulties, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, symptoms and their severity vary widely across these three core areas.”



“Acute Renal Failure occurs when your kidneys suddenly become unable to filter waste products from your blood causing build up of toxins in the blood stream affecting numerous tissues.”

The Mayo Clinic

Acute Renal Failure

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Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to function. To treat kidney failure effectively, it is important to know whether kidney disease has developed suddenly (acute) or over the long term (chronic). Many conditions, diseases, and medicines can create situations that lead to acute and chronic kidney disease. Acute kidney injury, also called acute renal failure, is more commonly reversible than chronic kidney failure since the chronic condition has lasted longer in the body affecting systems for several months to years (some decades). Acute Renal Failure is new to the body as opposed to chronic; making it higher odds this can be treated and cured.

When acute kidney injury (ARF) occurs, the kidneys are unable to remove waste products and excess fluids, which then build up in the body and upset the body’s normal chemical balance.*

The most common causes of acute kidney injury are:


-blood loss from major surgery or injury

-medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antibiotics, or the dyes (contrast agents) used in X-ray tests.

Symptoms depend on the cause of acute renal failure and can include:

    • -Little or no urine output.
    • -Dizziness upon standing.
    • -Swelling, especially of the legs and feet.
    • -Loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.
    • -Feeling confused, anxious and restless, or sleepy.
    • -Pain in the flank, which is felt just below the rib cage and above the waist on one or both sides of the back.*

If your signs and symptoms suggest that you have acute kidney failure, your doctor may recommend certain tests and procedures to verify your diagnosis. These may include:

  • Urine output measurements. The amount of urine you excrete in a day may help your doctor determine the cause of your kidney failure.
  • Urine tests. Analyzing a sample of your urine, a procedure called urinalysis, may reveal abnormalities that suggest kidney failure.
  • Blood tests. A sample of your blood may reveal rapidly rising levels of urea and creatinine — two substances used to measure kidney function.  Most cases of acute kidney injury occur in people who are already in the hospital for other reasons. In these people, acute kidney injury is usually diagnosed when routine tests show a sudden increase in creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels. A buildup of these waste products in the blood points to a loss of kidney function!**
  • Imaging tests. Imaging tests such as ultrasound and computerized tomography may be used to help your doctor see your kidneys.  Also commonly done is an ultrasound of the kidneys which may help determine whether kidney problems are acute or chronic. Normal-sized kidneys may be present in either condition, but when both kidneys are smaller than normal, chronic kidney disease is usually the problem.  This helps rule out acute from chronic.correcting the cause and supporting the kidneys with dialysis until proper functioning is restored.
  • Removing a sample of kidney tissue for testing. In some situations, your doctor may recommend a kidney biopsy to remove a small sample of kidney tissue for lab testing. Your doctor inserts a needle through your skin and into your kidney to remove the sample.

TREATMENT FOR ARF (reversible in most cases)

Treatment for acute kidney failure typically requires a hospital stay. Most people with acute kidney failure are already hospitalized. How long you’ll stay in the hospital depends on the reason for your acute kidney failure and how quickly your kidneys recover.

In some cases, you may be able to recover at home.

Treating the underlying cause of your kidney failure

Treatment for acute kidney failure involves identifying the illness or injury that originally damaged your kidneys. Your treatment options depend on what’s causing your kidney failure.