Causes of Alcoholism and Alcohol Addiction That You Should Know

Alcohol has a corrosive action on liver, and may also lead to complications of brain, heart, stomach, pancreas and other important organs of the body. A person becomes alcoholic when excessive intake of alcohol throws certain chemicals in the brain out of balance. This article briefly describes the major causes and ill-effects of alcoholism or alcohol addiction.

For instance imbalance in the brain chemicals such as gamma-aminobutyric acids and glutamate may increase a person’s craze for alcohol. The victim under such circumstances would invariably need alcohol to feel good or bar the advent of negative feelings. The victim suffers from severe withdrawal symptoms if he or she is kept away from alcohol. The treatment should start with cutting down the physical dependency on alcohol, and then taking necessary precautions to check relapse. Victim may go for rehabilitation programs to get rid of his or her addiction.

Causes of Alcoholism

1. Research gives an evidence of biological factors and genes promoting alcoholism. Inheritance of D2 dopamine receptor gene in a specific form may make a person vulnerable to alcoholism.

2. Family influence and craze for picking up high-profile and glamorous life habits as shown in advertisements and through the entertainment media sends a wrong message to people, thereby promoting alcoholism.

3. Certain stress hormones promote alcoholism. High levels of emotional upheaval, stress, depression and agony can cause a person seek peace in alcoholism. Such addiction grows out of mental turmoil.

4. Having poor self-confidence and suffering from depression may cause a person to become addicted to alcohol.

5. Frequent partying with friends or being in close contact with people who consume alcohol accelerates the risk of falling prey to alcoholism. The habit in this context grows through enablers

6. Studies show that youthful drinking of alcohol may lead to addiction in future. The earlier a person starts drinking, the more he is at the risk of becoming a prey to alcoholism.

Hope this article has helps you to understand the major causes and bad effects of alcoholism. It is also true that if someone is fully determined, it’s not impossible to overcome alcoholism.

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Garlic – The Wonder Drug

Garlic, also known by its botanical name Allium sativum, was first cultivated in China thousands of years ago and ever since it has become quite popular as an important food ingredient. However, this is not the only use of garlic. It also has medicinal properties that traditional medicine practitioners have been using for hundreds of years.

If you crush garlic or chop it up finely, it gives out a compound known as allicin, which is a potent antibiotic and anti-fungal. It is this compound that gives garlic its characteristic odor and taste. Allicin is also an antioxidant and has the ability to dissolve fat. In fact, scientific studies have shown that allicin has the ability to combat atherosclerosis.

Garlic also has many minerals that are extremely important for the body. It contains phosphorus, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, copper and zinc. Besides these minerals, garlic contains a fair amount of Vitamin C and small quantities of Vitamin B complex. It also contains proteins, carbohydrates and a very minuscule amount of fat.

According to scientists, garlic contains more than 100 compounds. However, the scientific community has been able to identify over 30 of these compounds. It is believed that all these chemical compounds are instrumental in making garlic into a wonder drug. For instance, it has allyl mercaptan that has the ability to lower cholesterol levels, prevent onset of atherosclerosis, and it also has the properties to fight diabetes and tumors. Arginine present in garlic works as a stimulant that relaxes the blood vessels and thereby helps in improving blood circulation.

Garlic is also used in traditional medicines to fight fungal and bacterial skin infection, digestion problems, rheumatism, whooping cough and bronchial congestion. It is known to help the body eliminate toxins and stimulate the release of digestive juices in the stomach. In traditional Indian medicine, garlic is used as a cure for respiratory diseases like asthma and tuberculosis.

According to the American Dietetic Association, a person should take around 600 mg to 900 mg of garlic everyday in order to reap its health benefits. This quantity works out to around one clove of fresh garlic.

Why Allopathic Drugs Do Not Successfully Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

More than one third of women who use prescribed Bacterial Vaginosis medication have a recurrence within 12 weeks. Almost half of those women treated will see the symptoms return in less than a year. The usual reaction of most conventional medical practitioners is to bombard your body with stronger antibiotics for a longer length of time. These antibiotics often cause side effects such as nausea, skin irritation and leave an unpleasant metallic taste in your mouth. The worst side effect of all however is prescriptive or allopathic Bacterial Vaginosis treatments will probably upset the natural vaginal yeast balance and leave you with thrush for which you will need another prescription for anti fungal medication.

Treatments and cures should be about getting the bodies natural balance restored. Once you know why you have symptoms and understand the function of bacteria such as lactobacilli you do not need an extraordinarily high IQ to figure out that the cure for Bacterial Vaginosis lies in replacing the ‘friendly’ bacteria that has been destroyed.

Unlike conventional medicine, Natural remedies also offer an extensive range of treatments. You medical practitioner will offer antibiotics; oral drugs, topical cream or both. The only variation will be the strength or brand. Allopathic drugs should only be taken for a limited time and besides advice on personal hygiene and telling you to avoid certain foods, no preventative suggestions are offered.

This infection is caused by an alteration in bacterial flora. Natural remedies offer a complete range of treatments that will restore the balance without unpleasant side effects. Products such as garlic and neem bark are natural antibiotics.

Homeopathic preparations that include ingredients such as pulsatilla and sepia are very popular and many homeopaths will formulate a ‘tailor made’ Bacterial Vaginosis treatment that takes into account your specific symptoms and condition.

Vitamins and antioxidants are used in BV treatment and prevention. Simple alterations in diet are often enough to completely cure and prevent Bacterial Vaginosis.

Natural BV treatments usually use everyday products that are easy to find, safe and cheap. Many ‘patients’ go on to grow their own ‘medicine chest’ at home. There is never a product ‘recall’ or ‘expose’ of dangerous side effects as we have seen with allopathic drugs. This is the beauty of natural treatments and medication. After all, when did you last read about a yogurt scare?