Testing for Hepatitis

There are specific tests your doctor can do to identify viral hepatitis A, B, and C. Blood banks also screen donated blood for hepatitis A, B, and C, and notify you if you have tested positive.
The hepatitis A test, if positive, indicates a recent infection, or immunity to the virus due to a previous infection.

The tests for hepatitis B (there are several) can identify whether you are infected, if you are recovering from the disease, if you have a chronic infection, or if you are resistant to hepatitis B.

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December 28th, 2010 - Posted in Health Care | | Comments Off

Initiating and Maintaining a Lifestyle Activity Program

One potential challenge to adopting a lifestyle activity program is to monitor progress effectively. Most individuals overestimate their levels of physical activity by about 50 percent. Therefore, when beginning a lifestyle activity program, it is important to objectively determine that planned increases in activity are actually achieved. This can be accomplished through record keeping.

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December 15th, 2010 - Posted in Sport | | Comments Off

Do You Know What’s Really Causing Your Ulcer?

Lick Your Ulcer with Licorice A popular natural treatment for peptic ulcers is deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL).

While the commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals for ulcers may relieve your symptoms, they can also disrupt your normal digestive processes and alter the cells along your digestive tract. DGL addresses the condition, not the symptoms. It stimulates the normal defense mechanisms that prevent ulcers in the first place. It improves the blood supply to the intestinal lining, as well as increase the lifespan of intestinal cells and the protective substances lining the intestinal tract.

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December 2nd, 2010 - Posted in Medicines | | Comments Off