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Quit Smoking Cigarettes – It's Hard, But Not Because of Nicotine – Part 2

In part 1 of this article, we discussed real chemical addiction and how stopping cold-turkey can be life threatening. We also pointed out that although a smoker claims, “I’m dying for a cigarette,” no one has actually died because they didn’t get a smoke.

The reason it is important to understand that cigarette smoking is a psychological addiction rather than a physical one, is to facilitate effective protocols to remove cigarettes from a smoker’s life. In this article, we are going to discuss examples that demonstrate that nicotine is not physically addictive but that cigarette smoking is psychologically addictive.

What is Nicotine

Talk about a substance that has gotten a bad reputation. Nicotine is presented as the ultimate evil and the culprit that makes quitting cigarettes difficult or for some, impossible. However, just what is nicotine?

According to medical researcher Dr. David G. Williams, nicotine is a chemical substance found in cigarette smoke that stimulates the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is needed to facilitate the transmission of nerve impulses.

There’s one thing though, there is another chemical called nicotinic acid that is a close cousin of nicotine that also stimulates the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. What is this almost identical substance? It is called Vitamin B3!

Could smokers be getting Vitamin B3 from their cigarettes? If so, it’s not a healthy way to do it but look at the symptoms of Vitamin B3 deficiency:

Impaired recent memory
Depression
Hyper irritability
Apprehension
Emotional instability

These are many of the reasons that people give for smoking! It improves their memory, lifts their spirits, calms them down, etc. Since many people don’t have good nutrition, perhaps one of the things that fuels the Psychological Smoking Mechanism is a B3 deficiency. After all, these are water soluble vitamins or chemicals, if you will. They are not stored in the body and must be replaced constantly.

The bottom line here is that people don’t get addicted to vitamins! This is just another indicator that the thing that keeps people smoking is not an addiction to nicotine. Let’s look at some of the other things associated with smoking that do not follow the physical addiction mechanism.

If Cigarettes were Addictive

In the previous article in this series, we discussed a case of accidental addiction to pain medicine. As you recall, when the patient discovered they weren’t getting the same results from the standard dose of medicine, they increased the dose which did, for a time give them relief. It wasn’t long before they had to increase the dose again, and again.

This is what happens with chemical addiction, the body views the chemical as throwing it out of balance (homeostasis) and it creates a counter force. It matches each increase with an increase in counter force.

If nicotine was a truly addictive chemical, the smoker would have to keep increasing intake to achieve the same effects that are claimed for cigarettes just as in our drug example. The consumption of cigarettes would increase over time. However, this doesn’t happen.

Let me give you a real life example. My grandfather was a cigarette smoker. He smoked his entire life starting in his early childhood years. He smoked less than a pack of cigarettes per day. The amount smoked never varied. He had a set amount that he unconsciously metered and for over 70 years maintained this level. The fact that he smoked less than a pack per day was to his benefit and delayed the health issues associated with cigarette smoke. But you can’t avoid it forever and he did eventually develop health problems that years of cigarette smoking produced.

A clear indicator that cigarettes are psychologically addictive and not physically addictive is that the smoker settles into a pattern and stays there for years. You have your half a pack a day person, your pack a day person, your 1.5 pack a day person, your 2 pack a day person and in extreme cases, the three pack a day person. This volume is established pretty early and stays that way. There may be daily fluctuations but they all average out. There is a mental meter that regulates the amount of cigarettes smoked! That’s the Psychological Smoking Mechanism.

If cigarettes were physically addictive, the smoker would be adding more and more cigarettes to achieve whatever claimed benefit they provided. This doesn’t happen. This is a clear indicator that that cigarette consumption is regulated by the Psychological Smoking Mechanism and not the chemicals in the cigarette.

If Nicotine was a Chemical Addiction

There is a whole category of smoking cessation treatment protocols that operate under the idea that providing nicotine will take the place of smoking. The thinking behind this category is that supplying nicotine through vehicles such as patches or gum will eliminate the desire to smoke because the hypothetical nicotine demand is being met. Then by reducing the nicotine over time, just like drug rehab, the compulsion to smoke will be eliminated. Sounds great doesn’t it? If nicotine were the culprit, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges would be 100% successful. After all, they are giving the body the chemical that it theoretically craves which is the supposed mechanism behind the compulsion to smoke.

Nicotine patches are powerful products that give the body a steady supply of nicotine. Let’s look at their effectiveness. Since the smoker is getting generous amounts of nicotine which they are supposedly craving, the patches should be incredibly effective. However, some research shows, (Davidson, M., Epstein, M., Burt, R., Schaefer, C., Whitworth, G. & McDonald, A. (1998)), that only 19% of people on patches had stopped smoking at six weeks and that it was reduced to 9.2% at six months. Looking at it another way, at 6 weeks, 81% of the people using nicotine patches were still smoking and at 6 months, about 91% were still smoking. Yes, 10% of those that had stopped were back at it again.

The results for the gum is about the same. Even though the gum was providing the smoker with plenty of nicotine, at 6 weeks, 84% of the people were still smoking and at 6 months, 92% were smoking.

These smokers were getting all the nicotine they supposedly needed. In reality, they were probably getting a great deal more nicotine than the cigarettes they smoked provided. Yet, most of them continued to smoke along WITH the patches or gum. If nicotine doesn’t compel the smoker to smoke, what does? It’s the Psychological Smoking Mechanism.

Another Indicator that It Isn’t Nicotine

With a chemical addiction, more is better for the addict. With nicotine patches, the smoker is getting a great deal of nicotine. They should be satisfied right? Well as mentioned in the last section, only 9% actually stop smoking with the patch. However, putting all that nicotine in a smokers system with patches does have an effect on the smoker. According to the American Lung Association, side effects with the nicotine patch are:

Headache
Dizziness
Upset stomach
Weakness
Blurred vision
Vivid dreams
Mild itching and burning on the skin
Diarrhea

Yes, nicotine does have an effect on the smokers body. However, with all the things that smoking does to the smoker, it doesn’t produce these effects. This is another clue that nicotine is not the motivator to smoke.

Smokers Resume Smoking after Extended Periods

Another clue that nicotine is not the motivator to smoke is the tendency for ex-smokers to resume smoking after a long period of time. Obviously, after an extended period of time, all the nicotine would be out of their system. As has been stated, nicotine is the cousin of Vitamin B3, a water soluble vitamin. These substances are either rapidly used or excess flushed from the body daily. No matter how heavy a smoker, it won’t take very long for all nicotine to be out of their system.

Also, from a strictly habit perspective, a few weeks or months without smoking should have put an end to the habit; the habit of reaching for a cigarette is broken. However, an ex-smoker can pick up a cigarette and resume smoking like they never stopped whether it is weeks, months or even years.

This is because the Psychological Smoking Mechanism is still operating. There is no nicotine in the system, the habit has been abandoned for weeks, months or some time years, yet, cigarette smoking can resume.

Conclusion

The effects of nicotine do not follow the chemical addiction mechanism. Nicotine is similar to Vitamin B3, a water soluble vitamin. It must be replenished daily. It is possible that the smoker has a deficiency of Vitamin B3. Each cigarette provides a small amount of nicotine which is similar to Vitamin B3.

A smoker falls into a pattern of cigarette consumption which doesn’t vary over decades. Whether it is the half pack a day, one pack a day, one and a half pack per day or the extreme of three packs per day, this amount doesn’t vary. Although there may be daily fluctuations, it averages out over time to whatever pattern the smoker follows.

Cigarette consumption is regulated by the Psychological Smoking Mechanism. The only way to remove cigarettes from your life is to remove this mechanism. If the Psychological Smoking Mechanism is not removed, the person quitting cigarettes will continue to be a smoker who doesn’t happen to be smoking right now. When the Psychological Smoking Mechanism is gone, so is smoking because the person has become a NONsmoker!

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Dietary Carbohydrate, Replace Rice with intake It

MANY people on a diet one way to reduce the size of the meal. But there is also a carbohydrate diet by replacing rice as a main meal.
Enchantment cake shop that sells food flavors and signature drinks Depok, also attempted to run the program initiated Depok Mayor Nur Mahmudi Ismail ie Day Without Rice (One Day No Rice) and reduce food made from wheat. Therefore, if a visit to the store located at Jalan Raya Margonda it, will be found ‘Corner ODNR’ which sells raw materials and snacks ODNR.
Of the various alternatives offered carbohydrates, including rice are intelligent analog or rice made from a mixture of cassava and corn, then Tiwul, ampok corn, white corn flour, aci koneng, flour Mocav (Modified Cassava), cassava flour, potato flour, and oyek cassava. Entirely naturally contains carbohydrates as a substitute for rice.
One of Enchantment flavor cake shop owner, Enny Mubarak said in addition to presenting the material instead of rice for sale, he was convinced that he was selling cakes with flour Mokav dominated. While the use of the composition a little more flour.
“We’re trying to make a non wheat cake, but still can not not use flour at all, the composition is 80 percent and 20 percent wheat mokav. However some are non wheat at all like kelepon or platter,” he said recently – recently.
He also is trying a new cake recipe that really – really use mokav flour or cassava flour. Namely Depok cheese layer cake.
“There is a cheese made in Depok. Still want to be creative and make a layer cake made of cheese Depok therein starfruit jam. Nastar We also have made a non purple potato flour, it feels no different from the wheat,” he said.
By Enny, the raw material for flour to be obtained by way of imports. So, he said, try culinary entrepreneurs can start educating people to reduce consumption of wheat.
“Many of our visitors ask bread menu. Whilst we are not venturing there because it had to use flour,” he concluded.

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Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years both as food and for medicinal purposes. They are often classified as a vegetable or a herb, but they are actually fungus. While there are over 14,000 types of mushrooms, around 3,000 are edible, 700 known medicinal properties, and less than one percent are recognized as poisonous.
Mighty Mushrooms
Many people enjoy going to the woods to pick their own mushrooms. However, identifying mushrooms can be a real challenge. The color, shape and size of the fruiting body can vary tremendously. It is important to properly identify the mushroom that is collected, so as to avoid a poisonous species.
The Pharaohs prized mushrooms as a delicacy, and the Greeks believed that mushrooms provided strength for warriors in battle. The Romans regarded mushrooms as a gift from God and served them only on festive occasions, while the Chinese treasured them as a health food.
Today, mushrooms are enjoyed for their flavor and texture. They can impart their own flavor to food or take on the flavor of other ingredients. Their flavor normally intensifies during cooking, and their texture holds up well to usual cooking methods, including stir-frying and sautéing.
It is popular to add mushrooms to soups, salads, and sandwiches, or to use them as an appetizer. They also add an appealing touch to vegetable-based casseroles and stews. In the US, mushroom extracts are increasingly being used in nutraceutical products and sports drinks.
Mushrooms contain about 80 to 90 percent water, and are very low in calories (only 100 cal/oz). They have very little sodium and fat, and 8 to 10 percent of the dry weight is fiber. Hence, they are an ideal food for persons following a weight management program or a diet for hypertensives.
Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. One medium portabella mushroom has even more potassium than a banana or a glass of orange juice. One serving of mushrooms also provides about 20 to 40 percent of the daily value of copper, a mineral that has cardioprotective properties.
Mushrooms are a rich source of riboflavin, niacin, and selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that works with vitamin E to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Male health professionals who consumed twice the recommended daily intake of selenium cut their risk of prostate cancer by 65 percent. In the Baltimore study on Aging, men with the lowest blood selenium levels were 4 to 5 times more likely to have prostate cancer compared to those with the highest selenium levels.
The most commonly consumed mushroom in the United States is Agaricus bisporus or the white button mushroom. A. bisporus has two other forms – Crimini or brown mushrooms with an earthier flavor and firmer texture, and Portabella mushrooms with a large umbrella-shaped cap and meaty flavor.
All three mushrooms, but especially the fresh button mushrooms, possess substances that inhibit the activity of aromatase (an enzyme involved in estrogen production), and 5-alpha-reductase (an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT). The latest findings show that white button mushrooms can reduce the risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer. An extract of white button mushrooms decreased cell proliferation and decreased tumor size in a dose-dependent manner. The chemoprotective effect can be seen with an intake of about 100 grams (3.5 oz’s) of mushrooms per day.
Shii-take mushrooms have been used for centuries by the Chinese and Japanese to treat colds and flu. Lentinan, a beta-glucan isolated from the fruiting body of shii-take mushrooms, appears to stimulate the immune system, help fight infection, and demonstrates anti-tumor activity

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Eat Lychee Powerful Increase Endurance Body

EAT lychee fruit is not only makes the body rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, but also can help improve endurance during exercise and you can lose weight.
A recent study showed a very high antioxidant lychees and include varieties that are known to help the body to oxidize fat metabolism.
The study found, compared with those in the placebo group, those taking the extract lychee in two and a half months but she was not on a diet or fitness training, experienced a significant reduction in body weight and abdominal fat, as well as a significant increase in the level of weight loss due to hormonal push.
Meanwhile, a number of studies have also shown that lychees can increase endurance during exercise undergo fitness. Many researchers also believe that the benefits of the fruit originally comes from the high antioxidant content of fruit, as published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry cited NaturalNews.
In another study, researchers from Seoul National University provide lychee fruit extract, a mixture of vitamin C (800 mg), and E (320 IU), or placebo for 30 days to the 70 men who regularly exercise at random.
Furthermore, the researchers found that participants in the group eating lychee fruit extract showed a significant increase in anaerobic fitness and exercise. While no such effect was seen in antioxidants or placebo group.
Then they noted that this shows that polyphenols contained in lychee fruit can increase endurance through antioxidant effects that are not associated with free radicals.

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Affordable Family Health Insurance

Parents who want to arrange for adequate health care coverage for their children as well as themselves often look for family health insurance schemes. Such group insurance plans may alleviate the amount of the necessary monthly premiums.
There are many organizations that provide family health insurance as benefits to the employees and their families. The employer may pay the entire premium, or a certain portion of it, that depends on the discretion of the employing authorities. Smaller companies may not be willing to expend high amounts towards health care coverage of the families of the employees. In that case, the employees have to pay high premiums. In scenarios like this, affordable family health insurance plans become a necessity. Such insurance plans may be tough to locate, but it is not impossible to find one.
Certain business organizations like credit card companies often present family health insurance to their esteemed customers. Many clubs also offer this opportunity to the members.
A wide array of family health insurance policies are obtainable in the market, and can easily be researched using the internet. Several companies proffer reasonably priced family health insurance plans for the self-employed as well as the unemployed individuals. The cost of the premiums may be tough to bear. But in the time of any emergency, having no health care coverage can turn out to be even more injurious to the economic provisions of the family. Unfortunate accidents cannot be foreseen, and the cost of health care is escalating day by day. Hence, possessing a good health insurance policy is imperative for the overall protection of the family.
Another advantage of family health insurance plans is that more often than not, such schemes are bound to cover each individual in the family, regardless of their state of health. It might so happen that a particular member of the family has been refused an individual health care policy by some insurance company due to some health conditions. For them, family health insurance plans are ideal.
Free quotes can be requested from multiple companies at one go by the use of the internet. The name, address, date of birth of each family member may have to be supplied by the applicant by filing up simple forms on the website itself. Some basic questions regarding the health conditions of every individual may also be asked.
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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

Many people face sleep deprivation every day. In fact, 30 percent of employed adults in the United States are chronically sleep-deprived, says the Examiner.
Whether it’s due to a hectic work and school schedule, medical problems or a busy social life, lack of rest has a detrimental effect on one’s health.
According to an article on the ABCNews website, “In a 2010 study published in the journal Sleep, researchers at the West Virginia University School of Medicine reviewed data from 30,397 people who had participated in the 2005 National Health Interview Study. They discovered that those sleeping fewer than 7 hours a night were at increased risk of heart disease. In particular, women under 60 who sleep 5 hours or fewer a night have twice the risk for developing heart disease.”
In addition to cardiac disease, stroke risks are higher for those who don’t get an adequate amount of sleep as well.
The USA Today website published a study which found that the risk for stroke in those who get less than six hours of sleep is four times higher than in those who sleep the recommended eight hours a night.
A different article on the ABCNews site about the topic says, “Sporadic and irregular sleep can raise blood sugar levels and slow the body’s metabolism, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes, according to an April 2012 study published in Science Translational Medicine.”
In addition, tired people are more likely to make bad choices in regards to food, because they more often crave sugary and high calorie foods.
Besides feeling drowsy or unable to focus, mental health is also impacted by inadequate sleep.
Depression is more common in people who don’t sleep enough, because the emotional functioning is impacted when a person doesn’t rest enough.
ABCNews quotes Andrea Goldstein, a study author at the University of California at Berkeley as saying, “Our results suggest that just one night of sleep loss significantly alters the optimal functioning of this essential brain process, especially among anxious individuals.”
This impacts an individual’s personal and professional relationships and ability to function in either setting.
Sleep deprivation often starts early on in life but it is important to manage it as much as possible.
Creating a sleep schedule with a set bedtime can help increase the amount of hours a person sleeps.
The most important thing to remember is that if you are having sleep issues, or have concerns about your sleep habits, seek the help of a professional who can assist you further.

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Health Articles: Drug Ulcer Disease Naturally

Ulcer disease is a disease caused by excess acid in the stomach that causes irritation / sores in the mucous membranes of the stomach. Acid in the stomach is needed to help grind and digest the food we eat. But if the production of excess acid in the stomach so it causes ulcer disease. Ulcer disease can be caused by our unhealthy lifestyles and irregular as irregular eating, the food was too spicy and oily, smoke, drink coffee / alcohol, stress and even be one of the factors causing ulcers.

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Quit Smoking Cigarettes – How to Stop Part 3

In part 1 and part 2 of this article series, we have discussed how the reasons a person started smoking at an early age helped to build the psychological smoking mechanism. This mechanism begins to operate beyond conscious control because the smoker has long since forgotten why they started smoking. The first part of the process to remove smoking is to use special techniques to recall these early reasons. After that is done, it is time to look at the reasons a person continues to smoke.

It’s Hard to Smoke Each Cigarette

Smokers don’t consciously realize how hard it is to smoke. This is because the psychological smoking mechanism has faded into the Subconscious. It runs automatically each time a cigarette is smoked. The mind pushes all complex learned tasks into the subconscious. An example with which most people can relate is driving a car. When you first learn to drive, it is an almost overwhelming task. So many things to do, just to operate the automobile and then, you have to watch where you are going and what other drivers are doing! This is very stressful. However, eventually, all this fades into the Subconscious. It’s still just as hard, but it has become automatic so your consciousness isn’t overwhelmed. The same thing happens to the complex psychological smoking mechanism.

Still the difficulty of smoking is evident. If you look at the face of a smoker, you can see the strain each time they take a drag. The face tenses and the eyes usually squint. It’s the same facial expression a weight lifter has trying to lift a heavy weight. Yet, at the conscious level, the smoker has pushed this aside; it is ignored. However it is there with each cigarette and during the course of the day, the more cigarettes smoked, the more tired the smoker becomes. This is why, when a smoker manages to stop, they feel that they have so much more energy! It’s not that they have more, it’s that they’re not wasting it fueling the psychological smoking mechanism.

The Conscious Reaction to the Difficult Effort to Smoke Each Cigarette

Although the conscious mind ignores the extreme effort to smoke, it still registers at some level. This causes the smoker to feel the need to justify why they smoke. The next part of the process is to identify these reasons. Since these reasons are also faded into the Subconscious and not examined, special techniques have to be used to retrieve them. This is what The Unlearn Smoking Success System(tm) does in Part 2 of the program.

Smokers Really Don’t Like to Smoke

If you ask a smoker why they smoke, they will likely say, they like it. Yet, if you look at their behavior, it’s clear they don’t. For example, how many times have you seen a person smoking in their car in rainy weather, with the window rolled down to keep the cigarette away? With either the cigarette outside or the window cracked and the cigarette by the opening? If they liked it, why isn’t it in the closed car with them?

The truth is, most smokers don’t like smoking but the psychological mechanism they created years ago compels them to smoke. To justify doing what they don’t really like, they rationalize benefits of smoking. How can they do this?

By Association

It has been known since the early days of Psychology that by pairing things together, they become associated. The more emotion behind it, the stronger the association. For example, suppose your parents drive a particular model of car. Each time you see this car, you think of your parents. Even though it is not your parents and not their car; you have the association in your mind.

A smoker builds their catalog of rationalizations in the same way. Let’s examine a few of them.

To Reduce a Feeling of Anxiety or Nervousness

One of the rationalizations a smoker uses as to why they smoke is that it reduces a feeling of anxiety or nervousness. In other words, they claim it calms them down. But how can pulling hot, polluted smoke loaded with a stimulant deep into their sensitive lungs reduce anxiety or nervousness?

The answer is simple: It DOESN’T!

If you are a smoker and use this rationalization, it is an association from your WILL POWER suppressing the normal body defense reaction that allows you to smoke a cigarette. When you pull the smoke into your system, YOU are using your MIND to suppress or stop the normal coughing, choking and burning reaction to the hot polluted smoke from the cigarette entering your delicate lungs. You are WILLING yourself into a state of calm; calming down the body defense system.

So rather than the cigarette calming you down, you are doing it yourself as a side-effect so you can tolerate the cigarette. It’s not the cigarette, it is the association. YOUR MIND is doing this because you have commanded it to do so. Do you realize you can be calm and relaxed without the cigarette? YOU CAN!

The other reasons on the list that fall into this category are: to calm down when upset or angry, when feeling restless, as relaxation, to take a break from work, when feeling depressed, to celebrate something, and to think about a difficult problem. All these reasons, all these effects, are the result of you using your MIND to put a major calm on your body to tolerate the cigarette. You have given the cigarette benefits it didn’t earn. Benefits caused by your MIND!

While Having Coffee

Another reason people give for smoking has to do with eating or drinking. This again is a typical association that has nothing to do with the effects of smoking a cigarette. Doing a pleasurable thing makes you feel good; adding a cigarette brings in the super MIND over BODY calm that you have developed and enhances the good feeling. Once again, it is not the cigarette, this is the mechanism of body suppression that you have developed. Over time, rather than giving yourself credit for the results, you misdirect the credit to the cigarette.

Other pleasurable associations are: When having a drink with friends, after a meal, after sex and when drinking beer, wine or liquor. All of these actions make the body feel good from the relaxing effect of alcohol, the good feeling of satisfying your hunger, or the release of sexual fulfillment. The cigarette has nothing to do with these things. It is a normal body reaction to fulfillment that is enhanced by the super calm YOUR MIND imposes over your body so you can tolerate the cigarette. It is YOU doing this, NOT the cigarette!

Conclusion

Examining objectively the reasons a person gives to continue to smoke is a necessary part of the process to dismantle the psychological smoking mechanism. Using psychological techniques, a person is able to identify and examine these reasons. When they do so, they find that they are giving the cigarette benefits it didn’t earn. With each benefit they remove, the psychological smoking mechanism becomes weaker and the effort to smoke becomes greater.

If you don’t dismantle the psychological smoking mechanism, it will always be there urging you to smoke. This is why it is so hard to stop smoking just by quitting. This is why people quit and start smoking over and over. Get rid of the mechanism and you get rid of smoking. It’s a simple psychological fact.

The next article in the series will discuss why smokers ignore the serious health consequences of smoking.

(c) Copyright 2009, R. Michael Stone

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The Services Of A Salisbury Health Center

A Salisbury health center provides a wide range of medical services for patients in the community. From those that don’t have health insurance, to people who can’t get in to see their regular doctor, a health center or clinic can help those that need to have medical treatment.
Most health centers are staffed my regular doctors that commit a certain amount of hours to the clinic each week or month. A Salisbury health center may not make appointments, and the facility may be a walk in only type of clinic. The outpatient health center may see people who don’t have a regular doctor but need a medical exam or treatment. The patient is then charged on their ability to pay, taking into consideration their income and number of dependents in the family.

 For a person who has health insurance, a health center is a way to get non-emergency medical treatment if they can’t get in to see their regular doctor. Many times you may call your regular doctor, but it could mean waiting several days to see him. Seeking help at the emergency room is cost prohibitive and may not be the right place to get treatment, especially for non-emergency medical situations. A health center allows you to be looked at for your medical condition and treated by a doctor.

Your health insurance coverage may cover a certain amount of the appointment to a health center so be sure and give them your insurance card during your appointment. For people who do not have health insurance, the health center may have you fill out a form in which you state your household income and the number of people residing in your home. The Salisbury health center then figures how much you owe based on your income and the number of dependents within the home. They may allow you to pay in installments if you don’t have the money at the time of the appointment.
An outpatient center is usually not for people with serious medical conditions who have ongoing treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation. The services of an outpatient center normally revolve around those with less serious symptoms such as sinus infections, a sprained ankle, or a sick baby. If the doctor at the health center believes the patient has more serious medical issues, they will send them to the emergency room or call for an ambulance.
A larger Salisbury health center facility may offer checkups and routine examinations, baby care, and screenings for diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. These facilities can take on more medical services than the smaller outpatient centers, giving the community a place to find medical treatment for their ailments. For those that can’t afford health insurance or regular doctor visits, these types of health centers help those that may not seek medical treatment for their health issues like diabetes. Diabetics require medication and monitoring to ensure their blood sugar level is normal. Without seeking medical attention or having the proper medication, a person with diabetes may suffer from kidney disease or lose their eyesight. A health center can provide the medical treatment and information for those suffering from diabetes to help keep them healthy.
A health center may be located in their own stand alone building, or it may be annexed to the hospital. If you are seeking a health center in your area, search for one online or call your local hospital to see if they can point you towards the closest one. You don’t have to go without medical attention as long as you seek help at a health center in or near your community.

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Wary 5 Main Causes High Blood Pressure

Numbers of cases of heart disease such as heart attacks and cardiovascular disease in low and middle income countries reached 80 percent. This is the result of a global study published in the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7.
Heart problems to date so frightening because it can cause sudden death. You definitely curious, why heart problems can occur. One of the main causes is the abnormal condition of the blood flow, in the form of high pressure in the arteries.
Sharukh Golwala doctor, cardiologist from Breach Hospital, revealed no major factors why a person may develop high blood pressure. Find out what are the factors that you can be aware.
1. Age
The older the age, the higher the risk of a person having high blood pressure. This is because the older the risk of becoming hardened arteries affecting blood pressure.
2. Gender
Be careful of men, because according to dr. Golwala men are more at risk of developing high blood pressure than women. But this does not necessarily make women safe from blood pressure problems. Pay attention to your lifestyle.
3. Excess weight
Overweight or obese can be a cause of high blood pressure, but this is very dependent individual condition. Someone who has a lot of fat in the abdominal area, hips and thighs are also at increased risk of high blood pressure. For that always keep your body weight.
4. High sensitivity to salt
Some people are sensitive to salt or sodium that can make blood pressure rise. If you are sensitive to salt, so the only way to stay safe is to reduce intake. Note the salt content of each food consumed, try to always read the label. Reduce consumption of prepared foods as well as salt content is very high.
5. Stress
Continuous pressure either because of work or personal problems will have a negative impact on your blood pressure. If you feel stressed, bored or tired minds, seek ways to overcome them. You can leave for a vacation or just relaxing in the salon. Do not let stress overwhelm you.