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One of the most common symptoms, and physiological, the SPI is that the cast members or contraction during sleep.
Researchers from Harvard University presented data that suggest the disorder may also increase the chances of impotence. Their study involved 11,000 men from 2002, which asked a series of standardized questions. They were able to determine, in collaboration with the criteria of RLS as 1979 men suffering from impotence and about 50 percent of those who are more likely to have the condition if they are presented RLS. This was compared to those who suffer from RLS all. While impotence can be affected by several factors such as age, smoking, etc. were taken into consideration as well when the data were analyzed.
Suggested link seems to be the result of chemicals in the brain – if both conditions are rooted. Dr. Xiang Gao, lead author of the study and assistant professor of epidemiology, said the “underlying message of RLS and erectile dysfunction can be caused by hypofunctioning is” dopamine “in the central nervous system.” This could explain the conditions found with the two first. Although research has yet been officially published, it is only displayed, is expected to be formally published later this year.
I would like to begin by explaining in simple terms what the Phantom Limb Syndrome (PLS) methods and then correlated with the commitments of storytelling and constraints on civil society in Kashmir. PLS is a family disease that affects a hand or foot amputee for medical reasons. Patient complained of excruciating pain in the arm or leg, which is not his body anymore. You hear the movement of the fingers, the arm is long buried. This illusion is due to the mind tricks any body part. It ‘hard to improve the condition and takes a long time to form the mechanisms involved in neurophysiology and effective artificial replacement prostheses win ordeal.
I drew a parallel between the civil societies PLS and Kashmir, who begged forgiveness from respected members of these NGOs and the best researchers of culture in our society and welfare dereference the excellent work they are doing to fight for improved living conditions and environment. There are also pressure groups that have a thematic issue at a time and try to continue vigorously until their objectives are achieved. Question arises to what extent these interventions are recognized as an opportunity or a remote socket.
In Kashmir this amphitheatre presents a different appearance. For example views are expressed that in rebuilding Kashmir, Civil Society can play a role (GK May 2 p7) while politicians are engaged in national higher problems and cloistered behind security cordons. There are those who claim that plagued by apathy people must take a stock of their lives (GK May 3 p9) again the whole emphasis is on the society that is at the receiving end of physical and mental atrocities and submerged in a high grade repressive rule. I thought it would be simple enough to recognize this phenomenon by just living a day in normal circumstances anywhere in the State but especially in the valley. Let us exemplify this thesis by taking stock of a few problems menacing the lives of people. A million tons of waste can be expected to be shifted from kitchens to recycling plants or landfill sites. Some Civil Societies in Kashmir put dust bins at places and Print Media have been screaming about the consequences of rubbish on the roads. These operations are the basic tenets of governance and only possible at that level. Nowhere in the world is a Civil Society capable or involved in these functions.
One other problem highlighted in GK columns is the worsening state of traffic and condition of roads. You need good quality life insurance and a fortified strong truck to be a part of the stream of traffic on the roads. You also need multiple eyes at the sides and back of your head to drive effectively. Civil Society can only save their own lives by keeping their distance from the chaos. All measures taken by the administration are peremptory and violence against the society. The punishments imposed include toeing away parked vehicles and shouting warning over loud speakers, extolling bribe from buses so that they can pick up passengers anywhere they wish to stop. What stands out in traffic management is total absence of lanes, lights, footpaths, crossings and signs displaying traffic codes. There are thousands of uniformed men blowing whistles with ineffectual control of traffic. All steps for apparent good will no doubt will end up with a lucrative handshake and reinstallation of the illegal activity.
It is a far-fetched idea that any Civil Society can even attempt to put remedial measures in place to correct these problems. There is a gulf of political tumult that separates the ranks of government and representative civil society. A civil society that has any credence with authority is appointed from civil servants in service and in dreaded fear of repercussions if they make statements challenging and provocative.
A non-governmental organization cannot cope with multitudes of punitive constraints in daily lives of people that sum up to make their living very onerous. Every individual who comes in contact with administration will tell you a story of arm twisting tactics and extraction of bribe. They also tell you if there is a property involved then the case will never get solved because each official will sell the client to his successor and money will flow for generations. How could a Civil Society cure the menace of corruption if the total infrastructure of administration was built on this raw material? Some say this evil matter stems from the ballot box and permeates through.
The arrogance of such a system is passing over the ghost of all parts of the citizenship and the Phantom Limb Syndrome reflects the victory of authoritarian rule. They tend to punish the country to show that if you are not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Some of the companies with semi-autonomy. Only survive if it relies on sponsors to operate effectively. So I intend to release the civil society organizations, the responsibility can not be used for joint action against the evils of society, because their mandate is limited, and their limited voting rights. I dare say that hope can shine if the political parties law to make common cause with the civil society and give life to the abandoned part of the population through their pain and to make drastic changes to revise the entire environment in which people must live.
Although most patients with restless legs syndrome resulting from dysfunction of the central nervous system, secondary causes such as varicose veins contribute to symptoms. In these cases, the disease underlying venous help patients find relief in restless legs.
It is characterized by throbbing or other unpleasant sensations in the legs that result in an irresistible urge to move, restless legs syndrome can significantly affect quality of life of patients and difficult to sleep or rest. You can acquire knowledge about the relationship between restless legs syndrome and varicose veins, some patients experienced relief of their symptoms.
“While it would be inaccurate to say that all cases of restless leg syndrome result from venous disease or the presence of varicose veins, they are certainly secondary causes of the disease,” says Primepares G. Pal, M.D., RPVI, Medical Director of the Minnesota Vein Center. “I have seen a number of patients diagnosed with restless leg syndrome who have experienced relief after treatment for venous disease.”
Because of the correlation between restless leg syndrome and venous disease, Dr. Pal recommends referral for patients who have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome and also present with other symptoms related to venous insufficiency, such as leg and ankle swelling or the presence of varicose veins.
“I do not believe referral should occur in all restless leg cases,” says Dr. Pal. “However, evaluation for venous insufficiency is beneficial if other clinical indications are present.”
At the Minnesota Vein Center, Dr. Pal provides patients with a minimally invasive treatment option through use of endovenous thermal ablation. This procedure allows patients to benefit from an outpatient option that is performed through the use of local anesthesia and requires little to no downtime.
During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into a vein that has been determined to have valvular reflux. Once the catheter is correctly positioned within the vein, thermal energy in the form of a laser or radiofrequency is used to heat and seal the vein, allowing for the return of normal blood flow. Ideal candidates for endovenous thermal ablation have superficial venous disease that is primarily in the saphenous vein system.
“Previous techniques for the treatment of venous disease, such as extraction, lengthy procedures were performed under general anesthesia in the operating room and often require long recovery periods,” said Dr. Pal. “Through the use of endovenous thermal ablation, the recovery time is significantly reduced, and patients are encouraged to return to their daily activities after surgery.” For patients with venous disease increased number of treatment options, including ambulatory phlebectomy and ultrasound-guided chemical ablation are available through the Minnesota Center vein.
A case study Restless legs cyndrome. Every night, an indescribable creepy-crawly sensation in Selena legs occurred within minutes of getting under the covers. She had to move her legs constantly. Temporary relief came with massage or by getting out of bed and walking. She had learned years ago that caffeine or late-night exercise would make it bad.
Selena was irritated by her chronic sleep loss and daytime weakness. Selena had shared her irritation with her primary care physician. The diagnosis of restless legs syndrome was confirmed based on her history. Selena’s physician reviewed medical therapy options. While she understood that effective therapy was available, Selena was reluctant to start taking medicine that she would have to take for the rest of her life.
While searching the Internet, Selena found a report describing improvement in restless legs syndrome with the use of leg pumps similar to those used on hospitalized patients to prevent blood clots. After obtaining a prescription from her physician, Selena found a medical supply house that stocked athrombic leg pumps. The pumps dramatically decreased her symptoms, but didn’t appear to be a satisfactory long-term solution.
At the age of 25, Selena decided she’d had enough. She felt that there had to be some form of therapy other than leg pumps or long-term medication. At a friend’s suggestion, she visited a sleep center. Selena’s sleep physician confirmed the diagnosis of restless legs syndrome and reviewed medical treatment options once again. She also suggested obtaining a blood test to check for the possibility of iron deficiency. Her sleep physician discussed how iron deficiency was common particularly in menstruating women but often ignored.
A simple blood test confirmed that Selena had severe iron deficiency, undoubtedly related to her heavy monthly menstrual flow. Looking back, Selena realized that her symptoms of restless legs syndrome began soon after she started getting her period as a young teen. Selena read everything she could find on the subject of iron deficiency. She was surprised to learn that in both men and in women, it can be a sign of chronic blood loss from the intestines and is sometimes related to malignancy. Selena learned that iron is the element that carries oxygen in red blood cells to all cells in the body. She also learned that in addition to restless legs syndrome, iron deficiency can cause severe anemia.
Within weeks of taking a daily iron pill, Selena’s restless legs syndrome resolved completely. She was thrilled that her medical condition could be treated with a natural form of therapy. Her sleep physician asked Selena to have her serum ferret level checked periodically by her primary care physician. This specific test was the best way to assess her iron levels. Selena was told that her primary care physician should aim for a ferret level above 50. Her ferret level at the beginning of therapy was markedly reduced at a level of five. Selena was thrilled with her response to treatment, but wondered why none of her health care providers had ever previously thought to administer a simple blood test.