Depression in MS May Have Physical Cause

Depression is common among those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the reason may be directly related to the way MS acts on the brain. MS sufferers are 50 percent more likely to suffer ongoing depression throughout their lives, and it’s possible that brain atrophy is the cause of the increasing feelings of despair during the course of the disease.

Most researchers have operated under the assumption that the depression people with MS have is directly related to their reaction to the debilitating disease. But new research shows that the depression is more than a psychological reaction and may in fact be a symptom of the MS.

In the UCLA study conducted by Dr. Nancy Sicotte and Dr. Stefan Gold, it was discovered that the part of the brain affected is a specific part of the hippocampus that regulates mood, memory, and several other functions, making the cause of the depression more physical than psychological.

In the study, people with MS were given high resolution MRI brain scans and those scans were compared to scans of healthy, non-MS suffering individuals. The scans helped the researchers discover three specific areas of the hippocampus that seem to be targeted by MS and appeared smaller than in healthy brains. There was also a connection between the atrophy in the hippocampus and an increased level of activity in an area of the brain that controls the body’s reaction to stress.

Gold explained, “Depression is one of the most common symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. It impacts cognitive function, quality of life, work performance and treatment compliance. Worst of all, it’s also one of the strongest predictors of suicide.”

Additional research is planned to further explore the connection in order to determine if treatment options are available, but this is the first study of its kind to use living participants with Multiple Sclerosis.

I’m Jacob the contributor of Kratom Leaf Reviews, a Natural remedies blog where blog about Kratom, anxiety, stress, depression and nature related topics for the modern day worker in the United States and abroad. My writing style resonates well with out audience with recent blog posts.

How To Be a Child To a Toxic Parent

Parents with delusional and other personality disorders are incredibly difficult to live with. Parenting advice and magazines abound but there is a dearth of information available for children with challenging parents. What are some of the circumstances and challenges that children with trying parents encounter?

Society teaches that parents are at the head of the familial hierarchy. Moreover, most religious, laws and other social structures grant parents far more power over a child’s life than desirable.

Navigating a tumultuous and inconsistent relationship with a parental figure can be devastating to a child’s psychological development. Children of destructive parents battle a double fronted war as they struggle against ingrained notions of maternal and/or paternal figures knowing and still not doing what is best for them.

Recent and older studies continue to conclude that parent-child bonding is a major factor in the socialization of children. However, a mother or father with uncontrolled manic-depressive disorder, depression, and/or anxiety is an incredibly unstable emotional foundation for a child.

Often, children in these circumstances end up taking on the parental roles in their families. They are subject to the treading along the fragile emotional states of their mother or father while protecting them from outside scrutiny. They are expected to assume a psychological and emotional authority over their unstable parents; yet, are still restrained the confines of childhood dependence.

In essence, daughters and sons of trying parents are shoved into an early adulthood and sequestered into an unsafe and unfulfilling childhood. For example, borderline personality disorder ravages parent-child relationships and. Borderlines are especially difficult to coexist with. Everything is about meeting the needs of this person, leaving the increasing emotional devastation of the child unaddressed.

Numerous teens and young adults are fettered to these toxic relationships from years of being made to feel guilty or somehow partially responsible for the overwhelming instability of a parent. How can health and socially secure adults grow from these seemingly unbearable homes?

Validating one’s own feelings are the first step to coping with a trying parent. Typically a person has spent years ignoring, or suppressing emotions like anger, rage and helplessness. Once someone feels entitled to negative feelings about a parent and accept that s/he isn’t perfect, true healing is possible.

Talk therapy and or group therapy with someone in a similar circumstance can be helpful part of the healing process. It’s not unusual for young people to feel isolated from their peers when they assume that no one could ever truly understand their experience. Ideally, an individual will reach an acceptance stage where s/he no longer wrestles with conflicting feelings about their parents and shattered childhoods.

The acceptance stage isn’t so much of a destination point as an ongoing process. One must continually accept and adapt to the changes in perspective that result once ties to a toxic parent are severed. Please read Toxic Parents by Dr. Susan Forward for more case studies and analysis on recovering from a dysfunctional relationship with a parent.

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Wrinkles- 9 natural remedies to fight and prevent wrinkles

How to prevent wrinkles?

Wrinkles are part of a natural aging process. In some cases, however, factors such as too much exposure to the sun, smoking, poor nutrition, excessive stress, or sudden weight loss can accelerate its appearance.

However, there are some natural remedies, useful in reducing wrinkles and preventing them from appearing. Obviously, there is no miraculous solution, but simple habits can improve the appearance of your skin. Continue reading Wrinkles- 9 natural remedies to fight and prevent wrinkles

Exercises to lose belly fat after childbirth for your body fitness

Simple exercises to help you lose belly after giving birth

After childbirth you need to exercises for you body fitness. Finding one’s physical fitness is for many newcomers, if not a priority, almost.

Often, however, the time to devote to physical activity decreases drastically. And not all moms can find the way to go back regularly to fitness centers and aesthetic centers. For those who breastfeed, it is also advised not to undergo severe calorie diets although. Of course, eating healthy, choosing foods rich in fiber and fat. It’s essential to lose weight and get back into shape.

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Tips for Having a Good Pregnancy

In order to have a good pregnancy, it is essential to be mentally calm and prepared, in addition to focusing on our physical health. The harmony we seek in our pregnancy are based on these simple tips for a good pregnancy:

1. Perform exercise during pregnancy

To have an ideal weight, for our well-being and for the baby, it is very important to perform physical exercise. It will help us do swimming, yoga, walking, Pilates …

Performing consistent but moderate exercise will help us to make our cardiovascular and muscular condition favorable, and we will also correct our position. This will provide the pregnant patient with a better physical condition in order to be able to cope better with pregnancy, and also with less risk.

Physical activity will help us fight stress in an excellent way, and will increase our levels of serotonin, a substance closely related to our mood.

If you go to the gym, you will have to avoid the saunas, and the very hot baths during pregnancy.

2. Take care of your food

During pregnancy you should not eat twice as much as you need, what’s more, you only need 300 extra calories a day. You have to consume a lot of protein. The amount of calcium, however, is the same, but during this stage, it is very essential to ensure that you should consume it, for a better development of your baby’s bones. We must know that we should avoid raw meats, soft cheeses, dairy or unpasteurized juices, or raw fish and shellfish. We will avoid certain fish as they may contain high levels of mercury.

3. Rest well

If you feel rest during the first and third trimester of pregnancy it is very likely that your body is asking you for a better rest. Rest as long as your body asks you to, temporarily leave some of your responsibilities and rest. Raise your legs and stay relaxed.

4. Not to alcohol, tobacco or coffee.

Do not drink alcohol or smoke. Any amount you ingest will eventually pass into the bloodstream and will cross the placenta quickly reaching the baby; Which may end up with a higher blood alcohol level even than yours. This may increase your chances of having learning, speech, attention, language problems … It will increase spontaneous abortion, or the baby will be born lifeless.

In addition, any drug will pass into the baby’s bloodstream. Marijuana restricts baby growth and will cause withdrawal symptoms (tremors) to the baby.

Cocaine is very dangerous during pregnancy. It restricts the flow of blood to the uterus and may cause miscarriage, or premature labor.

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If smoking tobacco during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, and the baby has severe growth problems or a placental abruption.

The cigarettes you avoid during your pregnancy will give your baby a great chance to be born healthy. If you cannot stop smoking for yourself, you should ask your doctor for help.

Also, remember that cigarette smoke from other smokers also poses risks to the baby.

As for caffeine, it is advisable for women to limit their caffeine intake. Women who drink caffeine during pregnancy double the risk of miscarriage or placental abruption. This stimulant may also interfere with your sleep hours and may cause headaches or heartburn.

5. Take care of your emotional health

Mood swings are common during pregnancy, But if your mood swings are overdone you may be going through a depression.

If you feel depressed, anxious, and there is nothing that can make you feel better, it is advisable to talk to your doctor to recommend you to a specialist.

6. Wear proper clothing

You must wear very comfortable clothes, including shoes; Suitable to the weight and volume that we are going to experience. This will help us to circulate blood better, and to keep our skin healthier.

7. Go to your doctor visits

You must go to the gynecologist periodically, to do the necessary tests and to have prenatal care. We will monitor the health of our baby, and ours; Being able to communicate to the specialist all our doubts and worries.

How to learn to catch up on the bar from the ground up

Now it is time to correct this defect and to describe everything in detail. At the same time, I note that this article is not based merely on theoretical guidelines, and on my personal experience.

And though I’m too far away to champions in sipping that can be tightened more than 200 times (though not without interruption, and relaxing in the vise on the bar on one, then on the other hand), but I tightened my time quite a lot.

So, if you want to really learn how to catch up, check out my author’s technique. Continue reading How to learn to catch up on the bar from the ground up

Long hair – The pride of every woman, how quickly grow a desired length

The coat on the man’s head is getting longer by 0.35 mm for each day, a month adds up to an average of 1 – 1.5 cm. It is clear that advertising promises miracle means 15-20 cm a month, not more than a fantasy and advertising course, because nothing in common with reality are not. Moreover, each person all the processes (including hair regrowth) are at a different rate, intensity dependent on the time of day, climate conditions and mood. Fully control the hair growth is impossible, but try to speed – as possible. Continue reading Long hair – The pride of every woman, how quickly grow a desired length

Fights cellulite without miracles

Some time ago we talked about this and we explain in our post Say goodbye to cellulite learning to fight, what was cellulite and some general tips to keep in mind to combat this problem.

Today we are going to go deeper into this issue, since it is one of the complexes that affect us most, both men and women, and one of the issues most demanded. So today: fights cellulite without miracles.

The first thing to know, to combat the unwanted accumulation of adipose tissue that appears mostly in the legs, buttocks and buttocks, is that there are a number of important factors to consider that will directly affect the problem of cellulite. Continue reading Fights cellulite without miracles

Do you keep these foods in the refrigerator? Error!

Although the refrigerator is the number one ally when it comes to food preservation concerns, and a more than essential appliances in our daily lives, there are products we usually keep it in the wrong way.

Do you store these food in the refrigerator? Error! Today we talk about specific foods that, as a rule, almost all of us usually keep in the refrigerator, but the reality is that we may be making a mistake.

In contrast to what is generally thought, the cold from the refrigerator in certain foods can make you taste and alter its natural properties, and in many cases even accelerate their deterioration. Continue reading Do you keep these foods in the refrigerator? Error!

Delivery of macros throughout the day… Dinner and hydrates, myth or reality

If there is a key question, both in the fitness world and at the general level, is how many meals should I make per day? Or what to eat every hour ?. Today we talk about the distribution of macros throughout the day. Dinner and hydrates, myth or reality?

On countless occasions we have heard, for example, carbohydrate intake should never be done from mid – afternoon, it is true or is a mythological belief ? From here the debate is served.

The general belief and that many of us continued for years, both fitness practitioners and people who simply wanted to lose weight with a hypocaloric diet, is that the big hydrates, in the afternoon / night, were going to end up turning into fat because it was going To have surplus of glycogen since it was not going to do more exercise later. Continue reading Delivery of macros throughout the day… Dinner and hydrates, myth or reality