There is a solution for male pelvic pain

first_img Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleTalk to State Rep. Jennifer Sullivan this monthNext articleCookies and milk with a cop coming Saturday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name herecenter_img Focus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital ApopkaIt took Michael Contreras 18 years to find relief for a problem that most men don’t dare talk about: chronic pelvic pain. Michael, 57, was unsure what was causing the pain but thought it stemmed from complications of a past vasectomy. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear “It felt like someone was gripping and squeezing my groin 24/7,” says Michael. “It felt like a golf ball was stuck down there.”A small percentage of men who’ve undergone a vasectomy, hernia surgery or kidney removal or experienced scrotal or pelvic trauma or recurrent testicular infections may suffer from chronic testicular pain. The pain can range from mild irritation to severe, debilitating discomfort. Michael was placed on several medications to deal with the pain. Over time, the side effects negatively affected the self-employed, then-single father of three.“The medication made me sluggish, and it was difficult to have a normal day,” remembers Michael. “My quality of life was horrible.”TURNING THE CORNERAfter visiting numerous physicians, urologists and pain specialists, Michael was referred to Zamip Patel, MD, urologist, at Florida Hospital.“Chronic pelvic pain is more common than many people think,” says Dr. Patel. He suspected Michael’s discomfort was caused by nerve entrapment in his spermatic cord, a bundle of fibers and tissues running through the abdominal region to the testicles.To determine whether that was the case, Dr. Patel performed a nerve block last May. The procedure delivers local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory agents to a predefined location along the spermatic cord. The nerve block interrupts the pathway of the nerve, temporarily stopping the cycle of pain.“We do this spermatic cord block so that we can be sure that if we do an operation, it will work,” says Dr. Patel.Michael’s nerve block was successful, so Dr. Patel proceeded to perform a microsurgical denervation, or neurolysis, of the spermatic cord. The technique involves an operating microscope and a small, 1- to 2-centimeter incision in the groin to remove causes of pain. Dr. Patel says patients should feel complete relief a month after surgery.ENJOYING SIMPLE THINGS AGAIN“Dr. Patel was a true blessing,” says Michael, who’s now medication- and pain-free. “This type of stuff needs to be out in the open so men know there’s a solution.”Michael attributes his strength to his spirituality and his wife of seven years, Lorie.“Now I can enjoy simple things, like going to the movies or going to dinner and not having to sit on a pillow for comfort,” explains Michael.last_img read more

Dalai Lama on two day visit to Derry

first_img Google+ Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – April 18, 2013 The Dalai Lama has arrived in Derry.The Tibetan spiritual leader says he wants to promote his message of peace in the City of Culture.He’ll walk across Derry’s Peace Bridge with a group of schoolchildren today before giving an address in Ebrington on the theme of compassion.At 2 o’clock this afternoon, the Dalai Lama will give a public talk on “The Culture of Compassion” at Ebrington Plaza, as part of a City of Culture event organised by Children in Crossfire.Before at talk, at 1 o’clock this afternoon, the Dalai Lama will walk to Ebrington across the Peace Bridge along with a group of Catholic and Protestant schoolchildren from across the city.He will become one of the most high profile people to cross the bridge, a day after Ilex revealed that the total number of people to walk or cycle across the bridge since it opened in Juine 2011 is now more than 1.5 million.As well as being used by 90% of residents in the city for exercise purposes, Ilex says the Peace Bridge has helped boost the city’s ranking in influential international travel guides, including Lonely Planet. Dalai Lama on two day visit to Derry Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Previous articleNumber of Donegal piers included in funding from Department of Agriculture the MarineNext articleDublin to appeal 3 match biting ban. News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Facebook News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Poultry Sustainability

first_imgOver time, the U.S. poultry industry has bred strains of birds that grow rapidly to meet consumer demand for chicken products — especially breast meat — but that rapid growth has led to a higher incidence of muscle tissue defects that could lead to revenue loss.Now a team of University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture poultry scientists have received a Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) grant from the USDA to help develop ways to use the meat that increase sustainability and profitability.Led by Harshavardhan Thippareddi, the John Bekkers Professor of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), the team has received a $300,000 grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support their work.“The basic problem is that when the birds start growing to a certain size, approximately 9 pounds or higher, the breast meat can develop myopathies that effect texture,” said Thippareddi. “There are many factors that can contribute to this, including the strain of bird and the growth rate. In the poultry industry, a significant proportion of the birds produced are 9 pounds or larger because they are used for breast filet meat that is used in products such as chicken sandwiches or nuggets in restaurants.”The most common breast meat myopathies are white striping, woody breast and spaghetti meat. These have become a serious concern for the poultry industry, affecting up to 20% of breast meat, which could create a significant economic loss if that meat is not used.While the texture of the meat is impacted — “woody breast” describes bulging and areas of hardened consistency and “spaghetti meat” describes separated fiber bundles in the breast meat — nutritionally there is little difference in the meat, but it can’t be used as breast fillets. White striping is primarily an aesthetic issue that causes the appearance of white striations in the breast meat. These myopathies are easily identified when birds are processed.“The USDA inspects all of the meat processed for human consumption for safety and wholesomeness. When processors harvest chickens, they inspect every bird to determine if it is edible or inedible and this is when these defects are identified,” Thippareddi said. “With woody breast, spaghetti meat or white striping, there is nothing wrong with the meat, it is just a matter of texture. Just like when you buy ground beef for hamburgers, you know that is not made from the best quality steak. With pork chops, you want to use the loin rather than the shoulder. It is a matter of using the right cuts for the proper use.”The UGA-USDA team will work to create new products that will increase the value of breast meat with white striping, woody breast or spaghetti meat so that it is not relegated for use in lower-value products, such as animal feed.“We can include this meat into high-value processed products, like all-chicken hot dogs, and enhance its economic value,” Thippareddi said. The meat can also be used to create poultry versions of sausages that are made primarily with higher-fat meats such as pork or beef.“With chicken sausages, you are distributing that higher fat and collagen across the product by grinding the meat, so you can use 20-50% woody breast meat without impacting the texture of the product,” he said. “So instead of throwing away the value of that meat, the processor can retain its value. They grew the birds, took care of them and fed them, and losing 20% of the meat means a loss of sustainability. We can address that.” The team will spend three years developing products that will both have high consumer appeal and are more profitable for producers.“We can do the research and give that information to the processors and show them how they can derive value out of the woody breast or spaghetti meat that occurs. Right now they are losing money on this, but we can create product that add value for the processors, so it helps the poultry industry,” he added.Thippareddi has spent his research career focused on improving productivity, processing yields, and using underutilized poultry meats while assuring the quality and microbiological safety of poultry and poultry products.“The goal is to make chicken as visible out there on the grocery shelves as beef and pork sausages and other products,” he said.Collaborators on the project include UGA meat science researchers Alexander Stelzleni and Dean Pringle in the Department of Animal and Dairy Science and scientists Brian Bowker and Hong Zhuang with the USDA-ARS National Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia.In addition to developing new products, the grant also covers outreach and education efforts with industry members through webinars and workshops to increase poultry processor awareness and to help the poultry meat industry increase profitability and enhance long-term sustainability.For more information on the CAES Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder by: – April 14, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband’s battle with throat cancer.Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a “mental health facility” for a brief stay, said her publicist.Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed last year, said in January his tumour had gone and he was beating the disease.Last September, Zeta Jones said she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the cancer earlier.Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings, that usually last several weeks or months.Zeta Jones’s publicist Cece Yorke said the actress sought treatment for the condition following the stress of her husband’s cancer fight.“After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder,” said Yorke.“She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”It is unclear when Zeta Jones, who is from Swansea, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or where she received treatment.Mark Davies, from mental health charity Rethink, said the actress had shown courage in revealing the disorder as there was still a stigma around mental illness.“Although she’ll be feeling pretty fragile and vulnerable, she will have – in a sense – given some comfort to a lot of other people who are probably suffering in silence and probably feeling a great deal of fear,” he added.Mr Davies said the disorder could be triggered by a range of factors and that no individual case was the same.He said the star was likely to be given medication and talking therapy, recognised as increasingly effective in cases of serious mental illness.About 1% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder.Alun Thomas of the Welsh mental health charity Hafal said: “The important part of this news is Catherine has sought help.“Many parts of the press can sensationalise this but I think it’s important to discuss the issues sensitively and raise awareness.“Many creative and famous people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… there are many people out there who have recovered and gone to be very productive in their lives.”Shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the actress revealed she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the disease earlier.In an interview with People magazine last September, she said: “He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up.”“It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier,” she added.The star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago, was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February.She first found fame in the UK on the small screen in the 1991 comedy drama, the Darling Buds of May, before heading to Hollywood to star in Entrapment, Traffic and The Mask of Zorro. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more