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Ines M. Alfaro

Understanding renal cancer

Understanding renal cancer: What is kidney cancer?

Understanding renal cancer

Understanding renal cancer is very important for your proper planning of your treatment

Understanding renal cancer is very important. It is also known as kidney cancer is as the name suggest a type of cancer affecting the kidney. This is a disease associated with the abnormal growth of kidney cells. In other words, the renal cells become malignant (cancerous) and multiply rapidly in an uncontrollable manner leading to the formation of a tumor. Speaking to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, it is evident that nearly all kidney cancers first appear in the lining of tiny tubes (tubules) in the kidney.

Scientifically, this type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma. And unlike with the ovarian cancer, this type of cancer can be detected in good time before they spread (metastasize) to other distant organs in the body. The good news about early diagnosis is that successful treatment becomes very easy and effective. While these type of cancer is detectable easily, it is important to note that, before diagnosis is done, these kinds of tumors can grow very first to be quite large such that by the time the operation is done, it is quite a mountain.

Understanding renal cancer: The kidney’s functions

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They lie in the lower abdomen on each side of the spine. Their function is to clean the blood, removing waste products and making urine. Scientifically, the causes of kidney cancer are not known. However, some factors appear to increase the risk of getting kidney cancer. Like for instance, kidney cancer occurs mostly in aging people, normally age 40 and above. The following are some of the risk factors for kidney cancer:

Smoking – cigarette smoking increases the risk for contracting kidney cancer twice more than that of nonsmokers. Smoking cigars may also increase your risk as well.

Being male – Men are about twice as vulnerable as women to get kidney cancer.

Being obese – Extra weight may cause changes to hormones that increase your risk.

Administering certain pain medications for a long time – This includes over-the-counter drugs in addition to prescription drugs.

Having advanced renal disease or being on long-term dialysis, a treatment for people with kidneys that have stopped working

Having certain genetic conditions, such as von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease or inherited papillary renal cell carcinoma

Having a family history of renal cancer – The risk is especially high in siblings.

Being exposed to certain chemicals, such as asbestos, cadmium, benzene, organic solvents, or certain herbicides

Having high blood pressure – Doctors don’t know whether high blood pressure or medication used to treat it is the source of the increased risk.

Being black – The risk in blacks is slightly higher than in whites. No one knows why.

Having lymphoma – For an unknown reason, there is an increased risk of renal cancer in patients with lymphoma.

Finally, doctor Akoury explains that having these risk factors does not necessarily mean that you will get renal cancer. It’s also true that you can fail to have all these but still suffer from renal cancer. As AWAREmed health center, our doors are always open for you and just by a phone call, we will get to your needs professionally.

Understanding renal cancer: What is kidney cancer?


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Inhalation cessation program

Inhalation cessation program

Inhalation cessation program that will help save life

Inhalation cessation program: The road map

This is a continuation of part one where we dealt with supportive counseling and how the brain works. You can make reference to that from the previous postings but under this discussion of nicotine inhalation cessation program, we are going to be focusing on nicotine changes and how the brain works alongside rebalancing the brain and nutrition supplement. Again doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center as follows:

Inhalation cessation program: Nicotine changes the way our brains work

Whenever smokers find themselves stressed and pushed to a hard place, the often seek solace in smoking. The effect of this habit is that the addictive substance called nicotine makes alterations to the brain functions. It typically interrupts the normal process of manufacturing and exchanging several different types of neurotransmitter, temporarily making users feel “normal” again. The moment nicotine is used up, brains are reverts back to its inability to produce the neurotransmitters needed to feel good and that provokes another cigarette. It, therefore, means that as you continued to smoke, your brain gets used to nicotine as a substitute for its normal production of neurotransmitters. This then causes you to rely more on the nicotine and less on your brain’s natural ability to keep you focused, alert, and happy.

Inhalation cessation program: Rebalance the brain

The real problem in trying to quit, though, is not the cigarettes themselves but the fact that some physicians may not have a good understanding of how the brains work. They’re unaware that there is a straightforward way to rebalance our brain chemistry so that we no longer need nicotine. The good news is that you don’t have to be addicted to nicotine, or take any other addictive substance, to stop smoking. What you do need to do is to take measured doses of several key nutritional supplements, which may be lacking in your body. Doing this makes key nutrients available to your brain and enables you very quickly to resume producing the neurotransmitters you need to overcome the craving for cigarettes and to begin to feel normal again without them.

Inhalation cessation program: Nutritional supplements

Finally, if you are addicted to smoking, nutrition can be your best remedy of rebuilding the production of neurotransmitters. This is very important as it is the adequacy of neurotransmitters that reduce and eventually eliminate completely your cravings for cigarette smoking. When this is done, you will be on your perfect highway of recovery from this problem. The essence of cigarette nicotine smoking cessation program is to help you walk out of cigarette addiction procedurally. You will need regular professional guidance which will always be available at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center anytime you call.

Inhalation cessation program: The road map







Increasing sex performance

Smoking kills sexual health

Smoking kills sexual health

Smoking kills sexual health and this can ruin a very good relationship

Smoking kills sexual health: Sexual arousal adversely affected by smoking

This is not going to be the first time we are addressing issues concerning how smoking kills sexual health and its general effects on humanity. We had earlier mentioned that sex is one of the most human valued assets for pleasure and needs to be protected by all means. I want to make emphasis over the same even as we settle into this discussion. There are a number of elements that cause hindrances to sexual satisfaction. Tobacco smoking effects are not left out in this. And having pointed out that all the problems affecting both men and women sex life have solutions when addressed in good time by the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury. For over two decades now, doctor Akoury has been outstanding in administering real life treatments using the new technological methods or Priapus Shot for men and the O-Shot for women. It will not matter what is causing your sexual dissatisfaction whether it is tobacco smoking effects or otherwise, all that is causing your discomfort will be addressed professionally if you can call her now.

If you have been following the link by now you must have known that sexual arousal requires good blood circulation in the body for proper and sustained erection during the process of sexual intercourse, yet tobacco exerts a negative effect on blood circulation by constricting blood vessels. Several studies have been done on this and most of their findings have established that smoking has a negative impact on the arousal phase, erection, and lubrication. It is primarily for this reason that tobacco is harmful to sexual health in the medium term. However, we now know that numerous substances contained within smoke may also exert a more immediate effect, leading to a significant reduction in erectile capacity after just a puff of one cigarette. Besides effects on the sexual life cigarette smoking can also negatively affect fertility, promote certain sexual diseases and lead to an early menopause.

Smoking kills sexual health: Nicotine dangers to your sexual health

The connection between long-term smoking and arousal disorders (erectile dysfunction or lubrication problems) is well known and has been demonstrated. Although it is true that sexual health problems may be caused by many things, it is important to observe smoking as a risk factor in itself, especially when an arousal problem suddenly develops. Smoking effectively poses a certain risk to cardiovascular health and given that circulation problems are the main physical cause of erectile dysfunction, it then becomes very clear that nicotine and tobacco will have a negative impact on the sexual health of a smoker thanks to their detrimental effects on blood supply.

The correlation between erectile problems and cardiovascular illnesses, as well as the construction of the penal arteries, underpins the concept of the “sentinel symptom”, given that erectile dysfunction can be an early warning sign of broader cardiovascular illnesses. Erectile dysfunction can, therefore, appear several years before the first cardiac symptoms. The harmful effect that smoking exerts on the whole network of veins seems to depend on the dosage and on how long the person has smoked.

Smoking kills sexual health: Sexual arousal adversely affected by smoking


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Safeguarding life from tobacco addiction

Safeguarding life

Safeguarding life from tobacco addiction by quitting smoking

Safeguarding life from tobacco addiction: The duty of care we owe one another

While the authorities who’re charged with the duty of safeguarding life from the effects of tobacco and cigarette addiction are busy licensing more manufacturing firms and their distributors in the market, very innocent consumers of the substances continue to suffer disease and sickness across the globe. For how long shall we be in this bondage of addiction? Must we out of our actions be introducing our children to the drug by sending them to the shops for our supplies? Is it fair for our mothers to intoxicate their unborn children with nicotine while still in the womb? What about the association we have husbands and wife where one is smoking and the other is not should we be intimate, by way of kissing and risk contracting complications out of secondhand smoke? Ideally, there are very fundamental questions that we must address boldly by taking health precautions against the effects of tobacco addiction in the current generation.

How then should we begin? We sought the expert opinion of professionals from the home of addiction solutions at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and also the founder of the facility. Doctor Akoury says that when it comes to all addictive substances and particularly the cigarette addiction, the only way to fully protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangerous chemicals in both the actual cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke is through embracing100% smoke-free environments. In one of the forums when lecturing some clients, one of them asked, how possible is that? From an addict point of view this could be a challenge, however professionally this is possible you could start by opening the windows for easy circulation of air; sitting in a separate area with smokers and avoiding designated area for smoking; or using ventilation, air conditioning, or a fan these strategies, however, will only succeed in reducing the concentration of the cigarette smoke but may not necessarily eliminate secondhand smoke exposure completely. It, therefore, means that if you are a smoker, the single best way to protect your family is to quit smoking.

Safeguarding life from tobacco addiction: Latest research findings

Addiction is a developmental disorder that begins in adolescence, and sometimes as early as childhood. Recent advances have provided more insight into why teens put themselves at risk for addiction through risk-taking and thrill-seeking behaviors. These behaviors are likely to happen due to the fact that the part of the brain responsible for judgment, decision-making, and control of emotional responses the prefrontal cortex is the last area of the brain to mature. But there may be other factors. Dr. Dalal Akoury and her team of experts have established that a chemical in tobacco smoke, acetaldehyde, may play a role in addicting adolescents to smoking. In the study, adolescent laboratory rats increased their intake of nicotine when it was combined with acetaldehyde while the adult rats did not. That is just a hint of why health precautions against the effects of tobacco use are very important. You may want to consult further with doctor Akoury in any other pending concerns you have.

Safeguarding life from tobacco addiction: The duty of care we owe one another


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Knocking out cigarette smoking

Knocking out cigarette

Knocking out cigarette smoking is a milestone in protecting the health of the brain

Knocking out cigarette smoking: How does my smoking impact on others?

Guarding family members from the effects of smoking is a worthy concern since even the effect of secondary smoke is equally dangerous for health. According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, the major way through which smoking hurts non-smokers is by inhaling the secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is the combination of smoke that comes from your cigarette and smoke you breathe out while smoking. Breathing in any amount of secondhand smoke is dangerous. Take for instance the dangers you are exposing your wife to by kissing, what about holding your three-month-old baby while smoking? Has it ever occurred to you of the magnitude of the problem you are bringing to your entire household by your smoking habits? Professionally doctor Akoury states that the one and only best way to protect your family from secondhand smoke is through knocking out cigarette smoking by quitting this smoking habit.

Knocking out cigarette smoking: What are the health risks of secondhand smoke?

To the adults – being subjected to inhaling of secondhand smoke over a period time can cause a number of health problems for non-smokers. Such victims of secondhand smoke are likely to suffer from the following health complications:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Breathing problems
  • A harder time getting pregnant
  • Colds and flu
  • Irritated eyes, nose, and throat

If this is what secondhand smoke victims will go through, the question that now begs for an answer would be, how much more will the direct smoker suffer if they don’t quite?

To the pregnant Women and Children – Secondhand smoke is especially dangerous for pregnant women, babies, and children. Pregnant women who breathe in secondhand smoke over time are more likely to:

  • Lose their babies
  • Give birth to smaller and underweight babies
  • Have their babies die prematurely due to the complications of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Have babies who are cranky‚ restless‚ and get sick more often
  • Have babies with both present and future learning problems

Besides the pregnant women, children who breathe in secondhand smoke over time are more likely to have:

  • More severe asthma attacks from time to time
  • Bronchitis, pneumonia, and other breathing problems
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Ear and lung infections

Knocking out cigarette smoking: Other ways Smoking impacts others

As a fun and an addict of smoking, you may not realize it, but the truth is that your smoking habits affect the people in your life in ways beyond their health. Remember that when you smoke, you may miss out on several things including:

  • Spending time with your family and friends owing to the frequency with which you light your cigarette
  • Having more money to spend on the people you love
  • Setting a good example for your children. Did you know that children who are raised by smokers are more likely to become smokers themselves? You are most likely if not definitely going to lose your position of being a good role model for your children.

Finally, nothing will ever come out of smoking no matter how best you defend it. You owe your family the duty of care and the time of quitting is now and not tomorrow. If you are experiencing any challenges, then seek the audience with doctor Dalal Akoury for further professional guidance.

Knocking out cigarette smoking: How does my smoking impact on others?