“MENIERE’S DISEASE: THE UNINVITED GUEST”

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It is been a while since I have not published any posts about the condition that robbed years of my life and which constitutes the main reason for this blog’s existence.

I  intend to devote myself to revisit and expand my search on Meniere’s Disease and the latest advances in its treatment.

Those of you who have read my book do know that The Silverstein Institute from Sarasota, Florida, played a pivotal role in my recovery when after years of remission Meniere’s came back in full vengeance.

Read on the following article to find out about Dr.Herbert Silverstein’s unique methods to curtail Meniere’s most dreaded symptom, “Intractable Vertigo”.

MENIERE’S DISEASE: THE UNINVITED GUEST

http://www.earsinus.com/about/our-specialties-and-services/menieres-disease-the-uninvited-guest/

“Commonly called “glaucoma of the inner ear,” Meniere’s disease is related to the inner ear (labyrinth) in which the vestibular (balance) system is housed. The labyrinth contains three semicircular canals, a complex system of chambers and passageways in the temporal bone. Signals sent from these canals, travel along the nerve pathways to the brain. Inside the canals is a thin-walled membranous sac filled with a fluid called endolymph. Surrounding the sac is another fluid called perilymph. These two fluids constantly bathe the vestibular and hearing organs which enable the person to keep his or her balance, and maintain normal hearing…

MEDICAL TREATMENTS

Minimally Invasive Procedures Developed at the Silverstein Institute

With the advent of minimally invasive surgery for many procedures, a search was done to find an effective office procedure with minimal risk and discomfort to patients. The Silverstein Institute was a pioneer in developing minimally invasive procedures that could  be performed in the office. The  MicroWick™ was one such procedure. It was developed so that patients could treat themselves at home by placing medication in the ear canal. The wick absorbs the medication and carries it to the inner ear. The MicroWick™ has been used since 1997 and was patented in 1999…

 

 

 

50 MOST COMMON OBSTACLES TO LEAVE AN ABUSIVE REALTIONSHIP

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The Hotline: 50 Obstacles to Leaving

LEARN ABOUT THE 50 MOST COMMON OBSTACLES TO LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP
us/http://www.thehotline.org/about-us/
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE/FINDING RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA
us/http://www.thehotline.org/212/07/finding-resources-in-your-area/

“We often get callers who aren’t sure what services are available to them. They feel alone and that they lack options. We can connect them to resources in their local area to help them in their time of need.

The Hotline is a national service available to anyone. Our advocates can talk through specific situations, provide feedback and connect callers to vital resources. Our goal is to help survivors and their family members and friends understand the dynamics of power and control in abusive and unhealthy relationships. We also help create safety plans, or outlines of what to do in certain situations, that are both practical and effective for someone experiencing abuse.”

IDENTIFY THE SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE IN THE FAMILY

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“Emotional abuse is elusive. Unlike physical abuse, the people doing it and receiving it may not even know it’s happening.

It can be more harmful than physical abuse because it can undermine what we think about ourselves. It can cripple all we are meant to be as we allow something untrue to define us. Emotional abuse can happen between parent and child, husband and wife, among relatives and between friends.

The abuser projects their words, attitudes or actions on an unsuspecting victim usually because they themselves have not dealt with childhood wounds that are now CAUSING THEM TO HARM OTHERS.”

READ ON WORLD OF PSYCHOLOGY  (http://psychcentral.com/blog/about/)

SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE TO HELP YOU RECOGNIZE IF ANY OF THESE SIGNS ARE PRESENT IN YOUR MARRIAGE, YOUR FAMILY (BETWEEN YOUR SPOUSE AND CHILDREN) , AT WORK OR IN YOUR FRIENDSHIPS.

IDENTIFYING ABUSE IS THE FIRST STEP TO PUT A STOP TO IT.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE  is extremely common in our society but at the same time, it is most likely overlooked because it doesn’t leave visible marks.

Abusers are skillful manipulators; they usually put on a façade in front of family and co-workers, even at their parishes or places of worships that is very difficult to unmask leaving abused spouses and children even more isolated and defenseless.

Abusers go as far as to gain their victims’ family trust in order to keep on their “good appearance” and maintain their victims (spouses and children) in perpetual disadvantage and shattered credibility not to mention isolation from what it should be the closest support network to the victims.

Abuse is all about control and power; the abuser usually has an upper hand over her victim because of a solid financial status, gainful employment and/ or good health ( disabled women and children are usually, the most common victims)

Continuous criticism, name calling, shaming, threats of harm to beloved relatives or themselves, violence outbursts like breaking objects in front of the victim to instill terror, insults, minimization of accomplishments, sudden mood swings, poor self-control, failure to acknowledge responsibility for own aggressive and violent behavior, and jealousy are all common signs of emotional and psychological abuse.

CHILD ABUSE IN THE SOLE FORM OF EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL MALTREATMENT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY AND PREVENT”

In order for women to escape and break the cycle of abuse a solid support network must be established; relatives, friends, adept counselors in the field of family abuse must be engaged to to break the cycle and offer a secure escape route.

One caveat  here; the courts, judicial system, attorneys and psychologists ARE VERY FREQUENTLY MANIPULATED BY THE ABUSER.

EMOTIONAL ABUSE DOES NOT LEAVE VISIBLE MARKS; ABUSERS ARE CONSUMMATED, CUNNING LIARS AND MANIPULATORS.

AS A VICTIM OF ABUSE YOU NEED TO CAREFULLY CHOOSE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO HELP YOU ESCAPE YOUR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP.

DO NOT TRUST OR RELY ANY OUTSDE ENTITY THAT DOES NOT TAKE YOUR ABUSE CLAIMS SERIOUSLY.

RETAIN ATTORNEYS THAT YOU HAVE VERIFIED THAT HAVE VAST EXPERIENCE IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS; ANY FAMILY ATTORNEY WILL  NOT BE UP TO THE TASK.

IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD/RETAIN A SPECIALIZED, PRIVATE ATTORNEY CONSULT LEGAL AID SERVICES AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

AT ALL TIMES KEEP IN MIND YOUR CHILDREN AND OWN SAFETY.

PARENTAL ALIENATION IS ANOTHER FORM OF CHILD ABUSE

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Parental Alienation Is Forced Child Abuse ” by @NolongerVictim on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/parental-alienation-forced-child-abuse-nolonger-victims

VISIT THE ABOVE LINK TO READ ON

PARENTAL ALIENTION, ANOTHER FORM OF CHILD ABUSE DETRIEMTNAL TO THE CHILD OR CHILDREN INVOLVED

WHAT IS PARENTAL ALIENTAION? HOW FREQUENTLY DOES IT HAPPEN?

ARE YOUR CHILDREN BEING TURNED AGAINST YOU BY YOUR CONTROLLING/ ABUSIVE EX- SPOUSE?

FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE AT RISK AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT THEM.

ABUSIVE PARENTS FORCE THEIR CHILDREN TO LIE TO THE COURTS, COUNSELORS AND ATTORNEYS INVOLVED IN THEIR DIVORCE/ LEGAL CUSTODY BATTLES..

FIGHT BACK THE SMARTER WAY, DO NOT GIVE UP

LAWYERS, JUDGES AND PSYCHOLOGISTS DO NOT KNOW THE UGLY TRUTH THAT TRANSPIRE BEHIND DOORS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF  EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE THAT DOES NOT LEAVE VISIBLE MARKS…

THE WORLD MAY HAVE THE BEST OPINION OF YOUR EX BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HIM LIKE YOU DO…

SEEK HELP, DO NOT GIVE UP, DO NOT TRUST ANY AUTHORITATIVE FIGURE WHO IS NOT WILLIING TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE TO EXHAUSTIVELY INVESTIGATE THE SIDE OF YOUR STORY.

PERSEVRE!