About Alena Scuk Bego

Alena is a guest blogger and full-time health and wellness enthusiast, combining her two biggest passions – healthy living and writing.
tecfidera

Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) is a fumaric acid, one of the widely-known medications to treat multiple sclerosis. It’s able to cut down many relapsing forms and slow the advance of the disease. The starting dose of the drug is 120 mg twice a day, for seven days, taken by mouth. After a week, maintenance doses of…

multiple sclerosis medications

There is no specific cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatment most commonly focuses on speeding recovery from attacks, slowing the progression of the disease and managing the symptoms. To treat musculoskeletal pain, the most commonly used drugs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). There are other over-the-counter medications…

multipe-sclerosis

There’s no single multiple sclerosis treatment available for all MS symptoms, but patients can ease various symptoms of this autoimmune disease. The most common symptom is pain; it’s present in more than 50 percent of patients with MS. To relieve pain, it’s important to find specific cause of the pain to treat it effectively. For…

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The cause is still unknown. The body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, destroying myelin (a substance that protects nerves in the brain and spinal cord).Emotional stress is a big part of having a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis. Stress leads to common MS symptoms such as fatigue,…

oxytocin side-effects

Recently, scientists have been working to prove how bad oxytocin is for us, especially for people who don’t suffer from a psychological disorder. Oxytocin — a love, monogamy, and cuddle hormone — is dangerous, say researchers from Concordia’s Centre for Research in Human Development. This study was published in the journal of the American Psychological…

raise-oxytocin

Researchers are testing whether oxytocin, often called the “love hormone” because of its role in intimacy and bonding with other people, has potential in the treatment for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In one study, oxytocin actually increased motivation for social interaction in male mice, though, in stressed female mice, it had no…

oxytocin

Oxytocin is classed as a peptide with nine amino acids, known as nonapeptide, while in biology its classification is as a neuropeptide. It acts both as a hormone and as a brain neurotransmitter. Its release by the pituitary gland acts to regulate two female reproductive functions, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Nipple stimulation triggers its release. Oxytocin…

rose hips health benefits

Rose hips are the red, round part of the rose flower and they contain the seeds of the rose plant. In nutrition, rose hips are used for tea, jam, soups, and as a natural source of vitamin C. Dried rose hips are used to make medicine and vitamin C supplements, but much of the vitamin…

scoliosis

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of the most common type of scoliosis, but it appears to involve hereditary factors because disorder tends to run in families. In the adolescent, the disorder most commonly results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some of the genes may contribute to causing scoliosis, while others determine…

supplements for acne

Learn about some of the best supplements for your acne treatment. 1. Zinc Some studies show that zinc gets rid of acne in a way that it kills acne-causing bacteria. It’s not as effective as antibiotics, but it is useful because bacteria can’t develop resistance to zinc. It is important to remember that when you…

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