Five Major Symptoms of Internal Hemorrhoids

With most health conditions, the earlier you catch them the easier they are to treat. Internal hemorrhoids, of course, are no exception. The sooner you figure out that you’ve got them, the easier they are to fix up fast. However, most people run into a problem with this. How do you know internal hemorrhoids are there before they get serious? They start up inside the body and they originate from tissue that doesn’t have a lot of nerves running to it. That means that you usually can’t see or feel them until they are pretty far along. Fortunately, there are five big symptoms that ought to start you investigating.

The first big internal hemorrhoid symptom is bleeding. The vast majority of internal hemorrhoids will bleed at the slightest provocation. This happens because hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels surrounded by inflamed tissue. First off, the mucous membrane that they’re covered by is very delicate and has blood vessels quite close to the surface. Second, that tissue is, as already stated, inflamed, which means that it has a lot more blood in it than it usually would. Third, it’s a weakened portion of a vein sticking out into a passageway through which things have to move. Bright red bleeding is almost inevitable.

The second classification of internal hemorrhoid symptom is incomplete bowel movements. Internal hemorrhoids that are getting big can partially block off the passageway, meaning that part of the bowel movement gets stuck. You’ll have to complete the bowel movement in two or three stages. In addition to being highly unpleasant, the problem of incomplete bowel evacuation also increases the chances of infection. The bowel movement is blocked by the hemorrhoid, which means that the hemorrhoid can get fecal matter stuck to or around it, which is never a good combination.

The third big internal hemorrhoid symptom is closely related to the second, and it’s the feeling of having an incomplete bowel movement. The difference is that in the first example, you actually did not get everything out, while in this instance you just feel as though something is still there. It’s caused by the hemorrhoid itself pressing on the hemorrhoidal cushions that tell you when something is there and needs to be gotten out. Of course, the hemorrhoid won’t come out, but it puts that sort of pressure on the receptors all the same.

The fourth symptom you need to watch out for is persistent anal itching, the kind that lasts for days and won’t stop. This itching can be caused by a variety of things. Even when it’s caused by internal hemorrhoids, it still has a variety of secondary causes. To begin with, when internal hemorrhoids get irritated they start producing mucus. This mucus naturally exits to the outside of the body, sticks to the skin, dries out and itches terribly. Another way that internal hemorrhoids cause anal itching is by keeping the anal sphincter open just enough that a tiny bit of intestinal fluid and fecal matter can get out and irritate the skin.

The fifth and last early symptom of internal hemorrhoids is Stage II prolapse. This means that the hemorrhoid only leaves the body while you’re straining and pops back in all by itself. You can occasionally feel it when you wipe. It feels like a small, fleshy, moist lump that retracts all the way back into the body if you’re not straining.

These early warning symptoms can help alert you to a developing case of internal hemorrhoids. If you should have any of them and you’ve never had hemorrhoids before, you need to make an appointment with your doctor. Some of these symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, can also indicate much more serious health conditions. You need to make sure that you’ve got internal hemorrhoids and not something more serious. With luck, you’ll find out about your hemorrhoids early and get rid of them at home quickly.

25 One-Liner Frog Jokes – Can be Used on Any Occasion

Frogs like any helpless animals have had a series of jokes told about them. They are probably not the funniest jokes ever told, but they can sometimes put a smile on the face of a frog collector. Sometimes, however the frog collector may not see the funny side. Here goes, have a laugh and don’t take yourself too seriously.

1. Why did the frog make so many mistakes? It jumped to the wrong conclusions.

2. What do frogs play at recess? Jumping jacks and leapfrog.

3. Why did the frog read Sherlock Holmes? He liked a good croak and dagger.

4. Who is smarter, a chicken or a frog? A frog of course

How do you know? Well, I’ve never heard of Kentucky Fried Frog.

5. What is a frog’s favorite snack? Cheese and croakers.

6. Why did the motorcycle rider buy a pet frog? To pick the flies out from between his teeth.

7. Why are frogs good at baseball? Because they catch a lot of fly balls.

8. Why does a frog stand in the outfield? So he won’t miss a fly.

9. What do you get if you cross a science fiction film with a toad? Star Warts.

10. What do you call a one hundred year old frog? An old croak.

11. What did the frog dress up as at Halloween? A prince.

12. Where does the frog borrow money? From the river bank.

13. Why couldn’t the snake talk? He had a frog in its throat.

14. Which frog has horns? A bull frog.

15. What is a snake’s favorite weather? Cool and froggy.

16. What is a toad’s favorite sweet? Lollihops.

17. What is a frog’s favorite cheer? Hop hop hooray.

18. What goes dot-dot-croak, dot-dot-croak? Morse toad.

19. How deep is a frog pond? Kneedeep, kneedeep

20. What do you call a frog with no legs? It does not matter – he won’t come anyway.

21. What’s green and dangerous? A frog with a hand grenade.

22. What’s white on the outside and green on the inside? A frog sandwich.

23. What does a bankrupt frog say? Baroke, baroke baroke.

24. What’s green, green, green, green? A frog rolling down the hill.

25. What is the thirstiest frog in the world? The one who drinks Canada dry.

Frog collectors of the world unite and enjoy your amazing collections!

How to Grill Steak on a Panini Press

You may not have thought of grilling beef on a panini maker, but it can be done. With proper technique you can make delicious and juicy steak. The best part is that panini grills drains of excess fat. It takes 4 to 10 minutes to cook depending on the thickness of the stake. So grilling beef on a Panini press is healthy, delicious, and quick. What could be better than that. Here is a recipe you might want to try.

Grilled top sirloin steak

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 large clove garlic minced

1 tsp coarse salt

1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 cup extra virgin oil

2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 a tsp cracked black pepper

4 Top sirloin steaks about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick

Directions

1. Place the steaks in a nonreactive roasting pan.

2. Place salt and garlic in a mixing bowl and mix together. Add the red wine vinegar, lemon zest, and lemon juice and whisk until all the salt dissolves. Slowly add the olive oil, oregano, and pepper.

3. Pour half of the marinade over the meat and turn to coat both sides. Save the rest of the marinade for basting and serving. Let the steaks marinade 1 to 2 hours.

4. Drain the steaks well. Preheat the grill to high. Place the drip pan under the front of the grill. Lightly oil the surface of the grill surface. Place the steak on the grill and close the lid. The steak will be done 6 to 10 minutes.

5. As you grill the steak baste it with some of the remaining marinade. Turn the steak to baste both sides with the marinade.

6. Place the steak on a platter and spoon the rest of the marinade over it and serve hot.

This recipe gives you an idea how to grill beef on a Panini press the rest is up to you. You can use your imagination to create your own marinades and sauces to dress up your grilled steak. Enjoy!

You may be surprised to find your Panini maker can do a lot more than just make Panini sandwiches. It can grill fish and chicken and with the right technique they come out juicy and delicious. You can even grill your vegetables and they also come out great. The best part is cleaning up is easy. All you usually need to do is wipe off the grill surface with a dump towel. Just make sure you do that before the grill gets cold.

Preparing for Times of Disaster

Whether you live in the western united states and have suffered fires and drought, or the eastern coast and endured hurricanes and flooding, chances are you may experience one or more natural disasters in your lifetime. Being prepared won’t take away the trial, but it will help you to recover as well as sustain you until damage can be restored again. There are three basic ways you can prepare for a disaster.

1. SECURE YOUR HOME. You may not necessarily notice the heavy vases stored above the kitchen cabinets, bookshelves packed with books in the den, or the glass mirror in the hallway as being potential hazards in your home, but during flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes, these items could cause injury. Securing heavy furniture to the walls could prevent them from tipping over onto someone. Strapping your water heater to the foundation of the house will keep it from falling and the pipes from breaking. If the water heater is damaged, gas could leak and valuable water could empty out. You can take inventory of every room in your home to see how to storm-proof and keep your family safe. Remove heavy items from upper shelves and place them on lower shelves. Install latches on cabinets containing glassware, and secure pictures, mirrors, and other wall hangings with earthquake-proof hooks. Keep shoes or slippers near your bed. If a disaster were to occur during the night, you may need to access them immediately to protect your feet from possible broken glass or sharp metal. Also, keep a flashlight in an accessible place in every room to utilize as a light source.

2. STORE FOOD, WATER, AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. If a disaster happens, it is likely that grocery stores will be out of commission for a while. You may have to rely, for a time, on the food you have within your home. Store the food your family likes and keep a few extra treats on hand to help bring comfort during a time of chaos or uncertainty. Store water in case your water supply becomes contaminated. Store enough for drinking as well as hygiene and cooking needs. Additionally, have first-aid supplies on hand as well as flashlights and batteries, extra blankets, cash, extra toiletries and feminine supplies, a manual can-opener, and any other basic needs you may have as you shelter-in-place. It would be a good idea to have a wrench to turn off any utilities such as power and gas.

3. HAVE A FAMILY PLAN. Whether you draw up a fire escape plan, or write out a strategy for evacuating, create a family plan for any type of disasters. Review with your family the possible scenarios in each case of an emergency. Establish well-thought-out solutions that will keep your family safe and help each other to make contact with one another in case you are ever to be separated. Have a meeting place to go, or a main contact person, such as grandparents or out-of-state family members to connect with to report your individual status. Remember to keep the pets in mind, and talk about your family plan often with family members. Above all, believe that if you and your family are prepared, it will make difficult times become more endurable.

Entertaining Talk Show Questions

With the wide variety of talk shows on the air, it would be nice to have questions outside the box. Here are some possible questions that fit this category:

1. When was the last time you were at a party, and decided to really pig out on the dip?

2. If you could choose a super power, would you choose the ability to read minds, or pour water really fast without spilling a drop?

3. What is the record amount of time you have gone without a shower?

4. What type of phone solicitation messages are you likely to listen to completely?

5. What kind of free gifts do you most crave?

6. What are some of the favorite names you call fellow drivers in a traffic jam?

7. What is your most memorable experience with cheese?

8. If you had a dime for every time someone called you a wart hog, would you be poor or rich?

9. Can you describe the smell of a really hot barn?

10. If you accidentally dropped the lid of the aspirin bottle into the toilet, would you fish it out or flush it down?

11. Are you satisfied with the shape of your tongue?

12. What is the purpose of the battery in a blade razor?

13. What is your favorite type of dried meat?

14. When you take photographs, do you make your subjects look at the camera?

15. Have you ever learned how to whittle?

16. Do you look for abandoned change in vending machines and pay phones?

17. What is the biggest gum wad you have ever chewed?

18. Where were you the last time you ripped your pants?

19. How many tissues can you fit in your mouth?

20. What kind of lessons are you willing to pay for?

21. How much would you bid for a Rembrandt painting?

22. Can you describe your most frustrating experience with plastic wrap?

23. What are your favorite types of hardware items?

24. Do you have a lucky shirt, and why is it lucky?

25. Where do you put your spare change?

26. How many times per week do you find yourself trying to identify certain odors?

27. What is the strangest thing you have ever done with a spoon?

28. How long would wicker furniture last in your house?

29. What are your favorite things to do with your fingers?

30. Have you ever written any graffiti, and if so, what was your favorite?

31. If you smell body odor, do you check to see if it is you?

There are a lot more, but I guess that is enough for now.

Do You Think the Lightsaber Is Useless in Diablo 2? Think Again – It Is One of the Most Versatile

Lightsabre is a unique Indestructible Phase Blade Sword. Its standout feature is that it is an incredibly fast weapon, even without any IAS bonus from other equipment. It has a variety of mods that make it a versatile weapon.

1H Damage: (87-103) to (117-135)

Minimum Strength: 25

Minimum Dexterity: 136

Durability: Indestructible

Level Requirement: 58

+150-200% Enhanced Damage (varies)

Adds 10-30 Damage

Adds 60 to 120 Magic Damage

Adds 1-200 Lightning Damage

5-7% Mana Stolen per Hit (varies)

5% Chance to Cast Level 14-20 Chain Lightning on Attack (varies)

20% Increased Attack Speed

Ignore Target’s Defense

Lightning Absorb 25%

+7 to Light Radius

+150-200% Enhanced Damage (varies)

Adds 10-30 Damage

Adds 60 to 120 Magic Damage

Adds 1-200 Lightning Damage

For a one-handed unique Sword, Lightsabre does a decent amount of damage. It does Magic and Lightning damage as well. While there are some creatures that are immune to Lightning damage, there is only one creature in the entire game that is immune to Magic damage. Coupled with its incredibly fast speed, Lightsabre, like its sister sword Azurewrath, makes for a very viable weapon choice.

5-7% Mana Stolen per Hit (varies)

Good for melee characters who use Skills that drain a lot of Mana.

5% Chance to Cast Level 14-20 Chain Lightning on Attack (varies)

Chain Lightning is a Lightning Spell from the Sorceress’ Lightning Spell Skill Tree. It casts a lightning bolt that arcs through the Sorceress’ foes, jumping from one target to the next until it dissipates.

A Level 20 Chain Lightning Spell can do 1-281 points of Lightning damage and hit up to nine targets.

With such a fast weapon speed, Lightsabre will trigger Chain Lightning a few more times than the lowly 5% on the mod would indicate.

20% Increased Attack Speed

Lightsabre is already a fast weapon, but this 20% IAS is icing on the cake. Equip a few more items on your character that grants IAS, and you’ll see Lightsabre breaking the maximum IAS breakpoint without any trouble.

Ignore Target’s Defense

Ignore Target’s Defense doesn’t mean you can now successful hit  targets with every one of your attempt, but it sure makes successfully hitting your enemies a whole lot easier.

This ability doesn’t work on Champions, Uniques, Bosses or Players.

Lightning Absorb 25%

Lightsabre provides incredible Lightning Absorb. If you have max or near max Lightning Resistance, and you have Lightning Absorb as well, not only would you shrug off most of the Lightning damage you receive, but you would heal a small amount of hit points as well.

+7 to Light Radius

This is a very huge boost to your Light Radius, but it is near useless for melee or caster characters and marginally helpful at best for bow using Amazons.

Summary:

Lightsabre may not be the weapon that deals the most damage in the game (those tend to belong weapon Runewords), but it is a very viable endgame option. Barbarians who make use of the Frenzy skill find Lightsabre a good offhand weapon to use due to its naturally fast speed.

25 One-Liner Frog Jokes – Can be Used on Any Occasion

Frogs like any helpless animals have had a series of jokes told about them. They are probably not the funniest jokes ever told, but they can sometimes put a smile on the face of a frog collector. Sometimes, however the frog collector may not see the funny side. Here goes, have a laugh and don’t take yourself too seriously.

1. Why did the frog make so many mistakes? It jumped to the wrong conclusions.

2. What do frogs play at recess? Jumping jacks and leapfrog.

3. Why did the frog read Sherlock Holmes? He liked a good croak and dagger.

4. Who is smarter, a chicken or a frog? A frog of course

How do you know? Well, I’ve never heard of Kentucky Fried Frog.

5. What is a frog’s favorite snack? Cheese and croakers.

6. Why did the motorcycle rider buy a pet frog? To pick the flies out from between his teeth.

7. Why are frogs good at baseball? Because they catch a lot of fly balls.

8. Why does a frog stand in the outfield? So he won’t miss a fly.

9. What do you get if you cross a science fiction film with a toad? Star Warts.

10. What do you call a one hundred year old frog? An old croak.

11. What did the frog dress up as at Halloween? A prince.

12. Where does the frog borrow money? From the river bank.

13. Why couldn’t the snake talk? He had a frog in its throat.

14. Which frog has horns? A bull frog.

15. What is a snake’s favorite weather? Cool and froggy.

16. What is a toad’s favorite sweet? Lollihops.

17. What is a frog’s favorite cheer? Hop hop hooray.

18. What goes dot-dot-croak, dot-dot-croak? Morse toad.

19. How deep is a frog pond? Kneedeep, kneedeep

20. What do you call a frog with no legs? It does not matter – he won’t come anyway.

21. What’s green and dangerous? A frog with a hand grenade.

22. What’s white on the outside and green on the inside? A frog sandwich.

23. What does a bankrupt frog say? Baroke, baroke baroke.

24. What’s green, green, green, green? A frog rolling down the hill.

25. What is the thirstiest frog in the world? The one who drinks Canada dry.

Frog collectors of the world unite and enjoy your amazing collections!

Macro Tool Makes You Web Surfing Automatically

Have you ever noticed a peculiar fact that web surfing has already been one part of your life since the internet use has gradually been on the rise? It is impossible to give a satisfactory explanation why you may spend a whole day to web surfing without a short break. For you, web surfing has the same peculiar fascination which TV has for you. Surfing web at home, even at office, is an increasingly common habit that could be even more addictive than coffee.

You can give a logical explanation. At office, almost your works are managed through your company’s local network. The first thing you would do after you get to your company every morning is to open your computer and log into your company account, then deal with your works through it. At home, of course, the first thing you would do is still to open your computer and log into msn, then find many amusements like the movie, music, game or others online to amuse yourself. You find that there is nothing can please you in the rest time but web surfing. The more interesting is that your friends don’t call you now but just leave their message on msn. It seems that every one can not do anything without the internet.

But at the same time you enjoy the pleasure of surfing the web, you find out that there is something boring you. Every day you have to bear the repetitious monotonous routine actions. You have to log into your company account, your email, input your password, open the sites for watching your AdSense income, and filling the form to submit data over over again. But you cannot help but spend more time to deal with these routine tasks every day. While doing these, you think if you can find a way to escape the monotonous routine of filling forms, inputting password, and opening the sites as well.

Surely, there is an ideal way to resolve your problem when you enjoying web surfing. Using Macro Tool, you can automatically complete these tasks at the same time without your interfere. You could edit macro script and set a hotkey for each one. So when you wanting to log into your company account or email account, or other things, just press one hotkey lightly, Macro Tool will do for you automatically. If it’s necessary, you could set an exact time for performing to log into your email, or other things.

There is a macro program which features the unique ability which allows you to create a macro for each task. Such as logging into Google, you could create a macro for it by editing script. There is a useful property named webpage which includes several options about the webpage. You may choose some options which connect the webpage you want to open, and specify the properties for it, like choosing the options open the webpage and fill field on the webpage. And then you may specify URL for the webpage, give a name and fill the search contents. Once the properties are confirmed, you could set a hotkey for it. The next step you do is just to press the hotkey lightly, the macro program can log into Google automatically instead of you by hand. Of course, you could create many macros to perform multitask at the same time without managing the tasks one by one manually.

With Macro Tool help, you could press hotkeys to log into your email, your company account, or submit your data, or fill the form at the same time. Now, let you web surfing automatically and easily, visit Macro Expert at http://www.macro-expert.com/

Agoraphobia Is Not the Opposite of Claustrophobia

Agoraphobia isn’t the opposite of claustrophobia – but a lot of people think it is. In fact I used to think exactly that. I used to think exactly that even when I was suffering from agoraphobia. I was even offered the opportunity to join an agoraphobics group, but I said no because I wasn’t afraid of open spaces. I quite liked open spaces as long as no one else was anywhere near me. In fact if there was no other human being in sight, then that was OK as far as I was concerned. But that was all a very long time ago.

The translation of agoraphobia is ‘fear of the market place’, not, as many people think, fear of open spaces. The essence of the market place is people and human interaction. This is what is fearful. Places that agoraphobes typically avoid, or have problems with, are supermarkets, theatres, cinemas, crowds, parties. Places where a rapid exit might be difficult.

The fear is usually of showing oneself up in some way in the eyes of others. Typically agoraphobes worry about things like: vomiting (usually as a result of severe anxiety); fainting; having a panic attack; or suffering from a genuine health emergency like a heart attack. The concern is usually one of embarrassment – perhaps fainting and finding oneself on a supermarket floor gazing up into a circle of concerned faces who will insist on making a fuss and calling an ambulance.

Many agoraphobes manage to get by with a trusted helper who accompanies them when they need to go shopping or out socialising. This person is there to rescue them and take them home should anything bad, like a panic attack occur. But when that helper is not available life is very restricted.

If medical help is obtained the most likely result is medication with tranquillisers and anti-depressants. Neither of which actually solve the problem, they just enable a minimum level of functionality. The problem remains, like a monster in the wardrobe, waiting to show its scary face as soon as you turn off the lights,  or look the other way. So you are trapped. The medication keeps the monster locked in the wardrobe, but doesn’t get rid of it. Stop the medication and the monster is free once more.

Life as an agoraphobe is no fun at all.

So if you are agoraphobic and reading this I want to reassure you about a few things:

  • This is not a disease, but you can ‘heal’ it.
  • There is nothing physically wrong with you.
  • Your brain is as normal as anyone else’s.
  • The cause is the way you think.
  • The cure is changing the way you think.

Changing the way you think is not easy, but it is a lot easier than living the isolated, fearful, life of an agoraphobe.

When you think about the totality of the change you need to make, it seems an insurmountable task.

When you think about the single next step you need to take – it becomes not only possible, but relatively easy.

The first steps are the most difficult. Every step after those first few become easier. They become easier because you have the memory of success and knowledge that what you are doing is already making a positive difference to your life.

Five Major Symptoms of Internal Hemorrhoids

With most health conditions, the earlier you catch them the easier they are to treat. Internal hemorrhoids, of course, are no exception. The sooner you figure out that you’ve got them, the easier they are to fix up fast. However, most people run into a problem with this. How do you know internal hemorrhoids are there before they get serious? They start up inside the body and they originate from tissue that doesn’t have a lot of nerves running to it. That means that you usually can’t see or feel them until they are pretty far along. Fortunately, there are five big symptoms that ought to start you investigating.

The first big internal hemorrhoid symptom is bleeding. The vast majority of internal hemorrhoids will bleed at the slightest provocation. This happens because hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels surrounded by inflamed tissue. First off, the mucous membrane that they’re covered by is very delicate and has blood vessels quite close to the surface. Second, that tissue is, as already stated, inflamed, which means that it has a lot more blood in it than it usually would. Third, it’s a weakened portion of a vein sticking out into a passageway through which things have to move. Bright red bleeding is almost inevitable.

The second classification of internal hemorrhoid symptom is incomplete bowel movements. Internal hemorrhoids that are getting big can partially block off the passageway, meaning that part of the bowel movement gets stuck. You’ll have to complete the bowel movement in two or three stages. In addition to being highly unpleasant, the problem of incomplete bowel evacuation also increases the chances of infection. The bowel movement is blocked by the hemorrhoid, which means that the hemorrhoid can get fecal matter stuck to or around it, which is never a good combination.

The third big internal hemorrhoid symptom is closely related to the second, and it’s the feeling of having an incomplete bowel movement. The difference is that in the first example, you actually did not get everything out, while in this instance you just feel as though something is still there. It’s caused by the hemorrhoid itself pressing on the hemorrhoidal cushions that tell you when something is there and needs to be gotten out. Of course, the hemorrhoid won’t come out, but it puts that sort of pressure on the receptors all the same.

The fourth symptom you need to watch out for is persistent anal itching, the kind that lasts for days and won’t stop. This itching can be caused by a variety of things. Even when it’s caused by internal hemorrhoids, it still has a variety of secondary causes. To begin with, when internal hemorrhoids get irritated they start producing mucus. This mucus naturally exits to the outside of the body, sticks to the skin, dries out and itches terribly. Another way that internal hemorrhoids cause anal itching is by keeping the anal sphincter open just enough that a tiny bit of intestinal fluid and fecal matter can get out and irritate the skin.

The fifth and last early symptom of internal hemorrhoids is Stage II prolapse. This means that the hemorrhoid only leaves the body while you’re straining and pops back in all by itself. You can occasionally feel it when you wipe. It feels like a small, fleshy, moist lump that retracts all the way back into the body if you’re not straining.

These early warning symptoms can help alert you to a developing case of internal hemorrhoids. If you should have any of them and you’ve never had hemorrhoids before, you need to make an appointment with your doctor. Some of these symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, can also indicate much more serious health conditions. You need to make sure that you’ve got internal hemorrhoids and not something more serious. With luck, you’ll find out about your hemorrhoids early and get rid of them at home quickly.

Why Does My Dog’s Vomit Smell Like Poop?

Most dog owners think once their puppy reaches a certain age; they don’t have to be as concerned about everything that goes into their mouth. Not true! Even though puppies and younger dogs are the most common victims of intestinal obstruction, older dogs can also be at risk.

Be aware, if your dog’s vomit smells like stools, your dog is in a serious, life-threatening situation. What you smell is feces, that has backed up, and cannot pass normally, due to a blockage!

Most Common Causes of Intestinal Blockage

The major cause if this symptom is an obstruction or severe trauma to the lower gastrointestinal tract. The larger or sharper the obstruction, the more risk your dog faces of perforation, rupture and peritonitis.

Veterinarians have removed an extraordinary array of objects from our canine companions gut! They include, but are not limited to, coins, hearing aids, retainers, marbles, socks, T-shirts, batteries, rawhide, unchewed biscuits, bones, plastic wrap, tin foil, children’s toys, rope, twine, bully sticks, balls (including a whole golf ball!), towels, wood, blankets, toy stuffing, cat litter, yarn, pins, jewelry, and nails/screw,

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms usually appear within 7 hours after ingesting the item However, it may take days in some cases, before the you notice there is a problem. The most common warning signs indicating something is wrong are intermittent vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, lack of appetite, pale gums, bleeding, weakness, lethargy, electrolyte imbalance, shock, and possibly death.

Owners often get a false sense the obstruction has passed if their pet has diarrhea. Don’t be fooled. Diarrhea can work itself around a blockage.

As a rule, upper gastrointestinal obstructions usually cause projectile vomiting.

Lower gastrointestinal obstructions commonly cause a distended abdomen and vomit that smells like feces.

Intestinal strangulation blocks the flow of oxygen and blood, causing gangrene of the intestines.

Death can occur in a matter of hours.

Diagnosis/Prognosis

The sooner your pet is examined and the object is removed, the sooner the recovery process will start. Your veterinarian will exam your dog by palpating the abdominal area to check for distension and tenderness. They will examine the gums to see if they are pale. They may suggest an x-ray, to identify the item, and locate the blockage.

Depending on the severity of the obstruction, or if there are factors that complicate the situation, such as perforation, rupture, peritonitis or necrosis, most dogs recover fairly quickly.

Treatments

The treatment usually depends on the size, shape, how long the item has been ingested, and whether there is any rupture or perforation. Treatment to remove the object could be as simple as your veterinarian inducing vomiting, or retrieving the object with an endoscope. Do not attempt to induce vomiting yourself.

Most likely, your dog will be dehydrated. Your veterinarian may use IV therapy to rehydrate and antibiotics, to prevent secondary infection. They will also most likely recommend rest, and a liquid or soft diet, before moving on to your dog’s regular diet.

If the object has passed your dog’s pylorus (where the stomach connects to the small intestines), surgery is required. Post surgery requires rest, IV therapy, antibiotics, and observation for leakage, followed by liquid diet, to soft food, to regular diet. They probably will have to stay at the animal hospital for a day or two following surgery.

Bottom line: Always check what your puppy or dog has in their mouth! Supervise what your dog is chewing, especially if they are aggressive or obsessive chewers. If the object is small enough to get caught in their throat, throw it out! If you know they are sneaky thieves, make sure objects they should not have access to are well out of their reach. Do not take any risks, if their vomit smells like poop, get help immediately!

SAS for a Great Career

SAS certification has assisted thousands of candidates by enhancing their level of personal development. The popularity of SAS is noticeable as it deals with different types of structured and unstructured data belonging to different destinations. It is one of the customized integrated tools used for predictive modeling, data mining, and analyzing multivariate and forecasting purposes.

Working of SAS

The major industrial sectors using SAS are banking, pharmaceuticals, education, government and other commercial sectors. For users’ convenience, the SAS data is saved in HTML, RTF and PDF formats. However, the original data is either available in SAS format or tabulated Excel format. The data in rows are referred to OBSERVATION and columns as VARIABLES. In addition, the data is comprised of two phases; compilation phase and execution phase. This business-intelligence-software programming offers the facilities to manage and analyze enormous data sets with just the click of a few buttons or programming.

The compatibility of SAS over flat and un-formatted files encourages users to use the software in various data analysis disciplines. Here are the industrial sectors listed below, which have explored SAS reliability:

• Financial analysis, Publication, Psychological testing, Sales forecasting

• Study consumer behavior, financial risk analysis, Academic research

• Website, Data analysis, Business Intelligence

• Banking and Pharmaceutical analysis

Participants, who have high career aspirations, can opt for a SAS Global Certification program. There are ten best reasons provided below to become SAS certified professional:

1. SAS certification helps to develop logical thinking and changes your perception when you look at the data.

2. It empowers your industry validation and SAS expertise.

3. Develops rapport with your employer and enhance the chance of personal growth in an organization.

4. It offers a good career and strengthens earning power.

5. SAS credential comes with a digital badge, which is easy to share documentation.

6. SAS certification makes you ready for immediate relevancy to real-world needs.

7. SAS is in high demand around the global industry.

8. Defined training paths and certification assist in easy preparation at affordable prices.

9. SAS certified individuals have the plethora of opportunities available in the field.

10. SAS certified participants are listed in the Directory of SAS Certified Professionals, which has the access to all employers that validate your credentials.

Acquiring a SAS certification validates SAS skills in Programming, Analytics, Data Science, Administration, Data Management and Enterprise Business Intelligence.

Aspirants keen to understand SAS, skill the programming, and want to master the technology, they must opt for SAS training course for the beginners. Later, opting for advanced SAS training and certification will assist them in finding a great and exciting career ahead.

Dealing With Reduced Penis Sensation – How to Increase Penile Sensitivity

Reduced penis sensation, or RPS, is popularly believed to be a side effect of aging. However, men as young as their teens and early twenties, as well as older men, often report lack of penis sensitivity. In some cases, the problem affects only certain parts of the penis, but some men are able to experience very little in the way of tactile stimulation, making it difficult for them to enjoy sexual activity.

Men with RPS often experience loss of confidence, frustration, and even depression and anxiety; in some cases, men may also develop erectile dysfunction. However, understanding the causes of RPS and making the right choices about penis care may be effective in restoring sensation and increasing enjoyment of intimacy.

Definition of RPS

According to the article “All about Penis Sensitivity Issues,” reduced penile sensation is diagnosed when a man has normal erectile function and sex drive, but has difficulty achieving sufficient physical arousal to reach an orgasm – often because physical stimulation has little effect on the penis.

Causes of RPS

A number of factors can contribute to reduced penile sensitivity, most of them related either to circulatory or nerve issues. Reduced circulation to the area due to obesity, cardiovascular problems, diabetes or prolonged sitting can result in some loss of sensation. Nerve damage related to penis trauma, circumcision, prostatectomy or spinal injuries may also result in lost sensation.

Another leading cause of sensory loss to the penis is simply a thickened outer layer of skin, which may develop as a result of friction (from rough clothing, aggressive masturbation, and other forms of chafing). This keratinized layer of skin can block tactile stimuli from manual stroking, oral sex or penetration, limiting a man’s ability to experience sensual pleasure.

RPS or ED?

While RPS may eventually lead to erectile dysfunction, they are not the same thing. Men with decreased sensitivity may have no problems at all with their libido, and they may obtain erections through visual stimulation or mental imagery.

Men who are concerned about erectile dysfunction and do not achieve erections during the day may attempt the following test:

Before going to bed for the night, tape a thin strip of paper securely around the penis. If the ring of paper is broken in the morning, this is a fairly good sign that a nocturnal erection has occurred. As an alternative, a doctor can test erectile function by applying an electrical current to the penis to stimulate an erection. If arousal is achieved, then the problem is most likely related to RPS. If no erection occurs, then treating for ED may be necessary.

Impact of reduced penis sensation

As already noted, RPS may lead to erectile dysfunction. Men with reduced sensitivity may also find it difficult to reach an orgasm; in some cases, they may not be able to achieve orgasm at all.

Aside from the physiological issues associated with RPS, men may suffer from loss of self-esteem, anxiety that they may never be able to enjoy sex again, and even depression. Relationship difficulties are also a common occurrence.

How to increase penis sensation

Men who are experiencing lack of sensation can take a number of steps to improve the situation. First and foremost, it is important to optimize all other aspects of health; this can help to rule out some physiological causes for RPS, as well as improving a man’s overall self-image and sense of well-being and confidence. Quitting smoking (a big factor in loss of function), limiting intake of alcohol and maintaining a healthy body weight are an important part of this process.

Visual imagery during intimate sessions can also do a great deal for penile stimulation; whether this comes from watching an adult film or from visualizing erotic scenes depends on the preference of the individual.

Rejuvenating and softening the penis skin and supporting circulatory and nerve health with the right nutrients is also recommended. A specially designed penis vitamin formula (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can provide the penile tissue with the nutrients it needs to regain its supple tone and responsiveness to erotic stimulation.

Top 5 Mental Math Methods in the World

Today you can define mental math in various different ways. Some would say, memorizing times table and remembering the solutions can form the part of mental mathematics. Some would say ability to perform simple calculations in your head can be mental mathematics.

The web dictionary defines mental mathematics as “Computing an exact answer without using pencil and paper or other physical aids.”

Today there are five methods available to learn and practice mental mathematics.

Let’s begin with the first one called ‘Learning by Heart’ or better known as the rote memorizing method where your teachers ask you to mug up boring multiplication tables. It not only kills the interest of the child in mathematics but also makes sure that he develops hatred towards the subject for the rest of the years he studies it. This system gives its ardent devotee some degree of success initially as he is able to answer easy problems but then when the supposedly bigger application problems come the steam is almost over.

The second one gives you a good degree of success and I would highly recommend it to the younger lot out there. It hails from China and is popular by the name of The Abacus (also known as the Soroban in Japan). An abacus is a calculating tool, often constructed as a wooden frame with beads sliding on wires. With the use of this tool one can perform calculations relating to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with ease. Gradually one practices with the tool in one’s hand and later on when experienced he learns to do it without the tool. This tool is then fitted into the mind mentally and he can then add, subtract multiply and divide in seconds. This tool also enhances a child’s concentration levels.

The main drawback of this system is that it focuses only on the 4 mathematical operations. Concepts beyond these operations such as Algebra, Square Roots, Cubes, Squares, Calculus, and Geometry etc cannot be solved using it at all. Also one needs a longer time to be able to fully get a grasp of the system hence you see courses in the abacus stretching to over 2 years which leads the child to boredom and then quitting from the course.

Another Chinese system mainly collected from the book The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art lays out an approach to mathematics that centers on finding the most general methods of solving problems. Entries in the book usually take the form of a statement of a problem, followed by the statement of the solution, and an explanation of the procedure that led to the solution.

The methods explained in this system can hardly be termed mental and they lack speed to top it all. The Chinese were definitely the most advanced of the civilization thanks to the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers but if I were to choose out of the two methods given by this culture It would be the abacus.

If wars have a 99.99% downside, sometimes they can have an upside too for they give birth to stories of hope and creativity. The next mental math system was developed during the Second World War in the Nazi Concentration Camp by a Ukrainian Mathematician Jakow Trachtenberg to keep his mind occupied. What resulted is now known as the Trachtenberg Speed System of Mathematics and consists of Rapid Mental Methods of doing Mathematics.

The system consists of a number of readily memorized patterns that allow one to perform arithmetic computations very quickly. It has wider applications than the Abacus and apart from the four basic operation methods it covers Squares and Square Roots.

The method focuses mostly on Multiplication and it even gives patterns for multiplication by particular number say 5,6,7 and even 11 and 12. It then gives a general method for rapid multiplication and a special two finger method. After practicing the method myself I realized that the multiplication was a very applicable mental method but the other methods covered to solve division and square roots were not very friendly and were impossible to be done mentally. I was in search of a much better wholesome method where I could easily perform other operations also. Another drawback of this system was that it too like the abacus failed to have a wider scope i.e to encompass other fields like Algebra, Calculus, Trignometry, Cube Roots etc

A Recommendation by a friend of mine from America introduced me to what is known as the Kumon Math Method. It was founded by a Japanese educator Toru Kumon in 1950s and as of 2007 over 4 million children were studying under the Kumon Method in over 43 different countries.

Students do not work together as a class but progress through the curriculum at their own pace, moving on to the next level when they have achieved mastery of the previous level. This sometimes involves repeating the same set of worksheets until the student achieves a satisfactory score within a specified time limit. In North American Kumon Centers, the mathematics program starts with very basic skills, such as pattern recognition and counting, and progresses to increasingly challenging subjects, such as calculus, probability and statistics. The Kumon Method does not cover geometry as a separate topic but provides sufficient geometry practice to meet the prerequisites for trigonometry, which is covered within the Kumon math program.

I was much impressed with the glamour around Kumon but a glimpse of its curriculum deeply disappointed me. It is not mental at all. It does not offer any special methods to do mathematics and one does not improve one’s speed by doing Kumon Math. There is a set curriculum of worksheets which one does till one achieves mastery in the subject. So say for example a sheet on Divison- one would continue to do division by the conventional method till he gets a satisfactory score and then he moves on to a higher level. This certainly doesn’t make division any faster and the process is certainly not mental.

A deep thought on the reason of its tremendous popularity in America led me to conclude was the lack of a franchisee business model of the abacus and the Trachtenberg speed system in the 1950s. The franchisee model was essential in taking the course from country to country. This is where Toru Kumon thrived.

Dissapointed with other cultures in the world, my search made me look in my own Indian culture. What I found astonished and amazed me so much that I fell in love with the system and started coaching neighbourhood students in it.

This is easily the World’s Fastest Mental Mathematics System called High Speed Vedic Mathematics. It has its roots in Ancient Indian Scriptures called the Vedas meaning ‘the fountain head of knowledge’. With it not only you can add, subtract, multiply or divide which is the limiting factor of the abacus but you can also solve complex mathematics such as algebra, geometry, Calculus, and Trigonometry. Some of the most advanced, complex and arduous problems can be solved using the Vedic Maths method with extreme ease.

And all this with just 16 word formulas written in Sanskrit.

High Speed Vedic Mathematics was founded by Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja who was the Sankaracharya (Monk of the Highest Order) of Govardhan Matha in Puri between 1911 and 1918. They are called “Vedic” as because the sutras are contained in the Atharva Veda – a branch of mathematics and engineering in the Ancient Indian Scriptures.

High Speed Vedic Mathematics is far more systematic, simplified and unified than the conventional system. It is a mental tool for calculation that encourages the development and use of intuition and innovation, while giving the student a lot of flexibility, fun and satisfaction . For your child, it means giving them a competitive edge, a way to optimize their performance and gives them an edge in mathematics and logic that will help them to shine in the classroom and beyond.

Therefore it’s direct and easy to implement in schools – a reason behind its enormous popularity among academicians and students. It complements the Mathematics curriculum conventionally taught in schools by acting as a powerful checking tool and goes to save precious time in examinations.

The Trachtenberg Method is often compared to Vedic Mathematics. Infact even some of the multiplication methods are strikingly similar. The Trachtenberg system comes the closest to the Vedic System in comparison and ease of the methods. But the ease and mental solvability of the other method especially division, square roots, cube roots, Algebraic Equations, Trigonometry, Calculus etc clearly gives the Vedic System an edge. Even NASA is said to be using some of this methods applications in the field of artificial intelligence.

There are just 16 Vedic Math sutras or word formulas which one needs to practice in order to be efficient in Vedic Math system. Sutras or Word Math Formulas such as the Vertically and Crosswise, All from Nine and Last from ten helps to solve complex problems with ease and also a single formula can be applied in two or more fields at the same time. The Vertically and Crosswise formula is one such gem by which one can multiply, find squares, solve simultaneous equations and find the determinant of a matrix all at the same time.

If either of these methods is learned at an early age, a student aged 14 can perform lightening fast calculations easily during his examinations and ace through them.

Vedic Mathematics is fast gaining popularity in this millennium. It is being considered as the only mental math system suited for a child as it helps to develop his numerical as well as mental abilities. The methods are new and practical and teach only Mental Rapid Mathematics.

The system does not focus on learning by repetition as in the Kumon Method. The system focuses on improving intelligence by teaching fundamentals and alternate methods. The purpose is not limited to improving performance in the school or tests, but on providing a broader outlook resulting in improved mathematical intelligence and mental sharpness.

To know more about the Vedic Mathematics Sutras – The World’s Fastest Mental Math System you can visit http://www.vedicmathsindia.org

This Article is by Gaurav Tekriwal,, The President of the Vedic Maths Forum India who has been conducting High Speed Vedic Math Workshops for the last five years and has trained over seven thousand students across the world in the field. He is the author of the best selling DVD on the subject which contains over 10 hours on the subject. He is an expert in the field and revolutionizes the way children learn math.

Free Online Debt Consolidation – Get Rid Of Mounting Debt!

With the advent of information technology, computers and internet, everything and anything can be obtained in a soft form and any application can be done just with the click of the mouse. And a few of those provide with free online debt consolidation too. Whether one wants to search for a home or loans at affordable rates, vehicles, groceries or educational stuff, every thing can be bought with the assistance of pay pal or credit cards while you are in the comfort of your chair. These days online approach is becoming popular for consolidation loans as approaching each lender individually is eliminated and a comparative study of the rates of interest makes it handy to make a proper choice and come down to an appropriate decision.

The companies register online and provide all the information which requires required by the individuals to select the lender and rates of interest and all this made available from the comfort of one's home. The individuals need to submit all the required information online which requires required for validation of the individuality. The information provided there after is validated using the local agencies, or by the lender itself.

Several non-profit organizations provide the services free of cost which fall in the category of free online debt consolidation. With the assistance of consolidation loan one can make oneself free from all the small loans by getting one single large debt consolidation loan. If one can bargain for lower rate of interest, which would be an added advantage which serves as a boon for the student loan debt consolidation.

With the help of online services one can always check for what amount of money they could be provided with loans. The customer can always verify the amount and search the company providing them with higher loan amount. Bad credit debt consolidation loan can also be availed by checking with few companies and some of them sure would provide you with debt consolidation loan facility with affordable or slightly higher rates of interest. And at times if lucky enough, free online debt consolidation can be obtained to simplify the living by curtailing the additional costs.

Again online debt service has certain disadvantages too and the chief important thing is to protect oneself from getting entangled in the trap. Secondly, even if bestowed by free online debt service care should be taken that loan should be applied for only the required amount, else would be putting oneself in the unnecessary trouble of payments and repayments.