Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Causes of Latex Allergy

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latex-allergyLatex is a milky sap produced by rubber trees. Natural rubber latex can be found in rubber gloves, condoms, balloons, rubber bands, erasers and toys. If you’re allergic to latex, your body starts treating latex as an allergen and turns into an allergic reaction. These allergy is more common in people who have regular exposure to latex products such as rubber gloves. That is only reason health care workers and people who have undergone multiple surgeries are more prone to this allergy.

Latex-containing products

There are many consumer products that contain latex or rubber, and are easily found around the home such as: Read More…

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What are the cautionary signs of multiple sclerosis?

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MS-SignsMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects brain and spinal cords nerves leading to problems in muscles motion and vision. Around 2.5 million people are affected by multiple sclerosis. People with family history are at major risk. It occurs at any age but is more common in women and in person between the ages of 20 and 40.

For every person, the disease evolves differently; but the early signs are quite same.

1. MS & Vision Problems: It is a common early sign of MS called as “optic neuritis”. The optic nerve is affected by inflammation; disrupting a person’s central vision. This also leads to either one or two eye blurred vision, double vision or loss of contrast.

2. Tingling & Numbness: MS affects nerves in brain & spinal cord thus leading to numbness. Common areas of numbness are face, arms, legs, and fingers. Tingling sensations and numbness are the common signs of MS. Read More…

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