Acoustic Neuroma Surgery


This surgery is outpatient and takes about 90 minutes long. You are given anesthesia to keep you asleep for the whole surgery and won't know anything until you are brought to in recovery. When you wake up you will feel groggy and have gauze taped to your nose for the drainage. Your mouth will be dry feeling from the breathing tube. The nurse will bring you water to sip on and Popsicle's. Popsicle's will become your best friend during recovery! Your nose will feel stuffed up due a stint in each side because of the Septoplasty done to straighten the septum. You will have some packing inside the nose as well. The stints and packing will be removed one-week after surgery. You may need some pain medicine during recovery as well. After you've been watched for a few hours after surgery you are then sent home to recover.

Recovery is very important so follow all directions!

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My Decision

I had this surgery because I've had a lot of problems with chronic sinusitis and allergy's. This last year was the worst it's ever been for me. It was first suggested to try allergy shots but that would only be helpful during spring and Fall season. My doctor then suggested this nasal surgery; Septoplasty to straighten my septum and endoscopic sinus surgery to open the airways. This would be the most beneficial for my all the time chronic sinusitis symptoms. As I researched and looked into it and asked questions; everyone had all positive end results afterwards. That made me feel very hopeful about it. I decided to go ahead with it.

The surgery itself isn't so bad because are asleep for it. The recovery has been a little rough for me. Although I am sure everyone tolerates pain differently than the next. I am, however, very sensitive to pain so I've been resting the whole time until it time for the stints to come out which is soon. The stints put a lot of pressure in your head, nose, eyes; my ears at times. Pain medication has been very helpful during this time. So for the first week you do nothing by take it easy and rest!

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Nose Stints

Week 2

The stints were in my nose for one week; then removed. It felt weird when they came out but very relieved. My taste and smell slowly came back. I could taste jello once again along with everything else I ate. My smell was a little icky coming back but it did. Since there was packing still in my nose I smelled that a lot at first but with doing the nose rinsing twice a day that got better. It is very important to do the nose rinsing!! My headaches calmed down and my energy level started to return as well. I could get back to what was normal for me slowly.

Keep Recovering!

Week 3 and 4

My Doctor says I am half-way through my recovery which means I am in my third week. He was very impressed with my latest recheck appointment. I did my nose rinsing twice a day like a good girl which rinsed all the packing out and didn't have to have it removed. He said it looked good in my nose; just a little crusty but that would heal up over time during the rest of my recovery. The sutures meaning stitches have dissolved nicely.

So a few more weeks of recovery for me yet. I am getting back to normal now which is exciting. The end result of having this surgery is what I've been waiting for. I'm looking forward to my sinuses being much better and manageable.

Until the next Dr check-up.....

Me Right After Surgery


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One Week

  • Keep head elevated. Use recliner or propped with up pillows in bed.
  • Avoid bending over as this increase pressure in head
  • Avoid any strenuous activity
  • Rest, Rest and Rest!

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Bed Pillows

Aller-Ease Hot Water Washable Allergy Pillow, Queen, Medium

Aller-Ease Hot Water Washable Allergy Pillow, Queen, Medium

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FOUR (4) Five-Star Hotel Collection Down Alternative Sleeping Pillows - Standard Size

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Queen Size White Goose Feather and Goose Down Pillows - Set of 2

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Resting With My Nose Sling Bandana

Symptoms to Expect

During Recovery

  • Watery eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Achy in teeth, nose and jaw
  • Swelling or discoloration nose and eye area
  • Small amount of bloody mucus drainage
  • Packing and stints will be removed in one week by Dr.

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Warm Mist Humidifier


This is just like mine I have been using in my room. It has been very helpful and moisturizing to your nose
Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

Vicks Warm Mist Humidifier with Auto Shut-Off

Humidifer has automatic shut off and holds one gallon water. It has a vicks cup on top.

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Keep them close by!

You will go through a lot of Kleenex's. Keep a box where ever you are sitting or laying at.
Kleenex Ultra Facial Tissue Regular (3 boxes)

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Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue (4 boxes)

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Water Tumblers

Drink plenty of water. Sip at first and until your throat feels better. Then drink what you can for juices. Stay hydrated!
Aladdin Migo Aero 16-Ounce Insulated Water Tumbler with Straw, Purple

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Copco Sierra 24-Ounce Cold Tumbler, Royal Blue

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Oggi 20-Ounce Double Walled Tumbler with Drinking Straw, Clear with Green Lid

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Care Instructions

Follow Dr's Orders!

  • No blowing nose for a week
  • Sneeze through an open mouth
  • Mustache Gauze is a taped gauze pad under nose to absorb drainage. Change as needed
  • Nose Sling is sling to put gauze in if don't want to tape for a little more comfort.
  • Nose Rinse 2 times a day after at least the first day home.

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Nose Supplies

These are your supplies for gauze mustache. Smiles. When you not wearing the nose sling; use it as a bandanna.
3M Transpore 1527-0 Plastic Hypoallergenic Adhesive Tape, 10 yds Length x 1/2

3M Transpore 1527-0 Plastic Hypoallergenic Adhesive Tape, 10 yds Length x 1/2" Width

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Kendall Gauze Sponge 4x4 Sterile 2/PK 25PK/BX

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Nose Rinse

Use this nose rinse twice a day to rinse your nose. It is soothing and helps a lot.
NeilMed Sinus Rinse, Premixed 50 Sachets

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Diet and Meds

Eating soft food will be soothing to your throat. Your teeth may be achy and eating harder or crunching foods will hurt. Popsicle's will become your best friend. They were really great the dryness and needing your throat soothed.

Take your pain medicine as needed and directed by doctor is important.

  • Soft foods and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Resume regular foods as tolerated
  • Popsicle's are super important!
  • Take prescribed pain medicine are directed; take with food.
  • No driving or drinking alcoholic beverages with meds

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Your BEST Friend!

These are especially good for your sore, dry throat after surgery and during your recovery at home. I've been living on them.
Pop Ice Assorted Flavors, 100-Count

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Assorted flavors pop ice! Perfect for a dry throat.

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Sunny D Orange Citrus Freezer Pops 2 Pack

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Your Best Friend!

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Nasal Surgery Videos

Videos on nasal surgery, nasal rinse and recovery.
by PashaSnoringandSinus | video info

1 rating | 403 views The nasal septum is made of bone and cartilage and it divides the right and left sides of the nasal cavity. Normally, the nasal septum lies in the center of the nose and rests on the maxillary crest (bony part of the floor of the nose). When the nasal septum does not align with the middle of the nose it is called a Deviated Nasal Septum. This may have occurred from trauma, perhaps as a child, or you may have been born with a deviated septum. Almost everyone naturally has some curvature or crookedness to his or her septum. If the septum is too deviated it may block one side of the nose or obstruct the openings of the sinuses causing recurrent sinus problems requiring a Septoplasty. Septoplasties are performed through the nose without any scars on the outside of the nose or face. An incision is made on the inside of the nose. The septum is then straightened by removing or reshaping the cartilage and bone and a plastic splint is temporarily placed to support the septum. Dr. Pasha does not routinely use nasal packing, making recovery easier. The total time for this operation is 20-30 minutes and, it is performed using general anesthesia (while you are asleep). You should anticipate going home the same day unless other medical conditions complicate recovery. Since Dr. Pasha rarely uses packing, significant pain and discomfort usually resolves within the first 2-3 days. The plastic splints may prevent you from breathing well until they are removed one week later. After one week, you should find a dramatic difference in your nasal breathing immediately after removal of the splints. Dr. Pasha routinely combines septoplasties with partial turbinate reductions to widen the nasal cavity. If you have recurrent sinus disease, he may also recommend endoscopic sinus surgery or balloon sinuplasty to allow access to the sinuses. The septum is the wall that divides the left and right sides of the nose. Bony Septum Cartilagenous Septum

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To Be Continued.....

Half-Way Through Recovery!

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Trigeminal Neuralgia Tumor Symptoms

Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of facial pain which develops in the middle and late age. The pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia commonly comes from the branches of the trigeminal nerve. There are three branches of this nerve: The maxillary, the mandibular and the ophthalmic. The trigeminal neuralgia pain is generally felt in the maxillary nerve and it runs along the nose, cheekbone, upper teeth and upper lip. Other affected part is the mandibular nerve which runs along the lower lip, lower cheek and jaw. This kind of pain lasts for a few minutes or for a few seconds. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs because of the disorder in the nerve pains and it feels like stabbing, sharp electric shocks.

Mostly, women of more than 50 years get affected by Trigeminal neuralgia, and it is very rare in case of women younger than 30 years. Studies have proved that Trigeminal neuralgia is generally related to the damage caused by the diseases of the central nervous system.

People who are suffering from trigeminal neuralgia symptoms stay in panic of painful and unpredictable attacks which can interfere in their daily activities like sleeping or eating. This fear results in under eating and sleep deprivation and later it causes depression, irritability, severe preventive anxiety and often severe malnutrition and suicidal depression.

What are the causes of Trigeminal neuralgia?

  • As said by experts, Trigeminal neuralgia syndrome occurs because of the traumatic damage of the nerve. The damage condenses the nerve and it also results in shedding the conductive and protective coating of the nerve cell.
  • According to a recent notion, an abnormal vessel of blood condenses the nerve.
  • The Trigeminal neuralgia syndrome also stalks from the biochemical modification in the nerve tissue.

Symptoms of Trigeminal neuralgia:

  • The syndrome of trigeminal neuralgia takes place in the areas of the face like cheek, lip or nose and when stimulated with a vibration or light touch, it triggers a pain.
  • It feels pain while brushing the teeth, chewing, washing face, talking, eating or shaving
  • The patient who suffers from trigeminal neuralgia often feels sensation like hitting of wind in the face.

If you are facing any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately or seek an instant medical attention before having serious troubles. Trigeminal neuralgia can easily be controlled with appropriate course of medication of trigeminal neuralgia. If the medication doesn t relieve the pain, go for some immediate relief like surgery or the therapeutic ultrasound treatment.

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Types Of Lung Cancer Tumors

Statistics show that, nasopharyngeal cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and cervical cancer have been focused specially, for the patients occupies 80% of cancer death. What s more, nasopharyngeal tumors have higher malignancy and they are likely to have close structural violations and neck lymph node metastasis.

Now, it is the transition period of seasons, and many people will catch cold during this period. Some people have stuffed nose and they will restore to health quickly. However, some people have rhinitis disease such as nasosinusitis and nasal polyp. We should not ignore these symptoms because there may be big disease hiding behind such as Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Rhinitis is divided into a variety of diseases, and the common types are turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polyps, allergic rhinitis, nasal septum deviation, and nasosinusitis and so on. The damage degrees are varying from different diseases. People with the following symptoms need to raise the alarm: nasal congestion; back tears with blood; tinnitus, hearing loss; visual impairment; headache, facial numbness, difficulty swallowing, difficulty in opening mouth; ears and neck masses and so on.

Patients and doctors must have a high degree of alertness. Once the common symptoms of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma appear, patients should have detailed check, including nasopharyngeal endoscopic examination, endoscopic direct observation of the nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal MR, and biopsy.

The clinical data indicates that early detection and early treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma could make the cure rate of nasopharyngeal cancer up to 80%. One third of the advanced nasopharyngeal cancer patients could win living chances above five years if they are treated. However, the nasopharynx locates behind the nostrils and above the oropharyngeal cavity. So the early symptoms are not obvious for people to notice.

Conventional radiation therapy would bring complications to patients and seriously affect the quality of life of patients. With the development of radiation therapy, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy have been used in the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer, which can reduce the radiation doses of surrounding tissue and organ to improve the life quality of the patients.

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Pain Diagnosis

Back pain is one of the most common complaints in medical conditions. It is also one of the most frustrating cases for doctors because there are several causes of back pain which makes it hard for them to diagnose what disorder you have when you are complaining of back pain.

When you are experiencing back pain, there are things that you should observe carefully. You should take note of when it started to happen and what you were doing when it happened. Take note of the type of pain if it is stabbing, radiating or just localized in one area of your back. Note also if it worsens when you move, when you bend and if there are certain positions when it is relieved. These pieces of information will be useful for your doctor so that it will guide him in making a back pain diagnosis.

For most back pains, these will last for a few days and will be completely resolved by then. However, when it recurs, you should definitely seek for treatment. When the back pain remains or worsens even after a few days, you should then see your doctor. Do the same when you are awakened by the back pain at night, when it becomes difficult for you to control your bladder or bowels, if it is accompanied by chills, profuse sweating, fever and other signs that indicate infection and if there are other unusual symptoms that you experience.

Why is it important to see a physician when you have back pain? This is because the causes of back pain are complex. It can be caused by muscle train on the lumbar area of the back or a ruptured intervertebral disc. Some other causes are spinal stenosis, arthritis that affects the lumbar spine, osteoporosis and spinal osteomyletis. Most of the time, back pain is just a symptom of another underlying disease, which is why it is hard to diagnose. To help your doctor so that an accurate back pain diagnosis is made, you need to provide all the information that is being asked from you. It may be a bit uncomfortable if your doctor probes information from you that you do not want to tell anyone but remember that he is doing this for you. Also, doctors observe confidentiality so whatever you told him, you can be sure that it will be just between you and him.

When the proper back pain diagnosis was done by your physician, then the proper treatments will be carried out. The treatment will of course depend on what the cause of your back pain is. You will be given medications for the pain such as analgesics and muscle relaxants. Heat therapy and massage therapy are also advised in some cases. There are also particular exercises that will be advised as well as physical therapy. In some cases, these will need surgical interventions to correct the underlying problem.

With the complexity of back pains, it is vital to get an accurate back pain diagnosis. So whenever you are experiencing back pains, keep in mind what were mentioned above for the proper treatment.

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Her2 Fish Test

Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

Reagents included in the test kitAll photographs by the author taken on his Canon Powershot A610.

I am not going to give you a lesson in water chemistry and the processing of nitrogen compounds in the aquarium. For one thing it is pretty complex and involves a large amount of explanation. I am going to opt for the shorter much more easily understood version instead.

Basically, it boils down to this. Ammonia is formed by the life processes of the fish. It is excreted by the fish in their urine and feces and small amounts from the gills during respiration. Ammonia is also formed in the aquarium by the decay and breakdown of organic materials such as excess food and dead leaves or other plant materials. This is the number one main reason why it is important to not overfeed your fish. The excess food that is not eaten settles onto the bottom of the tank and begins to decay forming ammonia and other compounds. Ammonia is extremely toxic to most living creatures. Certain bacteria and some plants can chemically convert ammonia to other and somewhat safer chemical compounds.

These "good" bacteria in the water break down the ammonia into nitrites. It takes a little while for these bacteria to form and to multiply to quantities that are useful especially in a large aquarium. These "good" bacteria are mainly found living in the filter system of the aquarium.

These nitrites that are formed are still toxic to the fish and will cause them stress in higher concentrations. These stresses can lead to the death of some or all of your fish.

The formation of other "good" bacteria lead to the breakdown of the nitrites into nitrates. Again these nitrates are less harmful than the ammonia and the nitrites, but can also cause stresses in the fish in higher concentrations. Basically, the way of removing these nitrates is to change out the water in the aquarium. Since changing the water also gets rid of some of the bacteria needed to maintain the cycle, it is usually recommended that only between 20% - 30% of the water be removed. Or about 25% as a rule of thumb. Replacing a little more or less will make little difference overall.

I have also read that placing cuttings of the common houseplant Philodendron in the aquarium will allow the cuttings to branch out and remove harmful substances and clean the water.

(The Natural Aquarium Handbook by Ines Scheurmann, 2000, pg 18)

"Breaking In" Your Tank

Nitrite (left) and Nitrate Test Results

This water is then replaced with fresh water. This fresh water should have been treated with water conditioners to remove chlorine and other harmful materials such as certain heavy metals like iron and copper which are picked up by the water in the water delivery pipes. A good rule to follow is to treat and prepare your replacement water the day before you plan to exchange the water in your aquarium. You can even put a bubble stone and a thermostatically controlled heater into the water so that it will be oxygenated and warmed up to the same temperature as the water in the tank so as to not shock your fish with a sudden temperature change.

One good thing about changing out the water is that this gives you a chance to "vacuum" out the excessive food particles and feces just lying about on the bottom of the tank. This excess organic matter is just decaying away and making ammonia. You remove this stuff by using a hose with an inside diameter large enough for the water to be pulled through quickly, but not so big that the tank is drained before you have a chance to clean the gravel well. There are kits which are sold that have a wide plastic "vessel" connected to a smaller tubing hose. The tube and hose is filled with the water in the aquarium and then allowed to drain into a bucket of some sort that is large enough to hold the amount of water that will be removed from the tank. For a 20-gallon tank you will be removing between 4 and 6 gallons of aquarium water and then later replacing it with a similar amount of treated fresh water.

When cleaning the gravel, be sure to take care that smaller inquisitive fish or baby fish are not sucked up into the tube. This is another reason why the water is removed into a bucket instead of a sink or a toilet. If any fish are sucked up they can be easily netted and removed from the bucket and then replaced in the tank before dumping the used water. My mom says that this water is great for watering houseplants, I guess because of all the nitrogen compounds present. (Uh, this is for water from freshwater tanks only. You don't want to put salt water onto houseplants. It will make your plants very ill if it doesn't outright kill them. I know you knew that, but I just wanted to be sure and mention is in case someone may have thought to put sea-water or salt-water on their houseplants.)

It is a good idea to change the water and clean the filter at separate times. Since the "good" bacteria are located mainly in the filter, if you change the filter at the same time that you remove about one-fourth of the water, you will have a drastic reduction in the population of the "nitrogen fixing" bacteria. Some really efficient filters may not need to be changed for two to six months. Follow the directions that come with the filters that were made for your pump and filtration system. If you are going to change both it is probably a good idea to change the water and then change the filter a week or two later. This should give the bacteria from the filter time to repopulate the water in the tank.

If you have a friend who is just starting a new aquarium, you might want to give them the old filter so that they can use it in their pump/filtration system to help build up a good population of the "good" bacteria more quickly than normal and they won't have to wait around for it to happen naturally.

Snails are good creatures to have in your aquarium. As they crawl along the bottom of your tank, they help to remove excess food particles and other solid organic wastes. When they are crawling along their "raspy" tongues pick up algae from the tank glass sides, rocks and other decorations inside the tank. Snails also act as a kind of "early warning system" to let you know when conditions in the tank are beginning to deteriorate. Kind of like the canaries that coal miners used to take into the mines to warn them of harmful gases, the snails warn about toxic materials building up.

Usually they are just happily crawling around and are fully extended from their shells. But if toxic conditions begin to build up, they will not come out of their shells all the way or maybe not at all. If you see that happening it is a good idea to check your water chemistry.

Snails are one creature that you most likely will not have to purchase--at least not directly. Most plants sold for use in aquariums will already have snail eggs in or on them. These eggs hatch and soon you have plenty of the little mollusks crawling around and doing their snaily business.

I once raked in some "aquarium" grass from a pond. It really was aquarium grass since I had seen it in the aquarium store. Within a week or so there were what seemed like millions of the snails all over the place. There were so many that I had to pull up the plants and physically remove the snails. I squished a lot of them and fed them to the fish in my aquarium, but there were far too many snails to do that to all of them. Most of them got put into a jar and were taken back to the pond the grasses originally came from. I just figured that they were meant to be there since their eggs came from there. I still had plenty of snails in the tank to perform their housekeeping duties.

That is an important lesson. Use only fish, plants, snails, gravel, decorations, etc. purchased from a reputable dealer. Now, with that disclaimer being made, I, like Davy Crockett, am a firm believer in doing what you believe to be the right thing to do.

To Aid In Exchanging Water From Your Aquarium

Aqueon 06232 Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Bulb, 10-Inch

Aqueon 06232 Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner with Bulb, 10-Inch

This is the type of vacuum cleaner apparatus I was speaking about in the module above. This siphoning tube is 10-inches, but there are also longer siphoning tubes you can get so you can keep your hands out of the water while performing this chore.
The unit comes with a clip to keep the end of the hose inside the draining bucket to help with neater water exchanges.

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Aqueon 06227 Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender

Aqueon 06227 Siphon Vacuum Aquarium Gravel Cleaner Extender

This is similar to the model above, but the siphon tube is extendable from 9 1/2 to 18 inches to help keep your hands out of the tank. It too comes with a hose and a clip to keep the end of the hose inside the bucket.

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Aqueon 06418 Filter Cartridge, Medium, 12-Pack

Aqueon 06418 Filter Cartridge, Medium, 12-Pack

Filter cartridges for the Aqueon pump/filtration system. These come in three sizes and in packages of three, six and twelve. carries a variety of filters to fit virtually all pump/filtration systems.

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Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer - 25 Feet

Aqueon Aquarium Water Changer - 25 Feet

This puppy connects to the faucet of your kitchen sink to use the flow of that water to siphon out the water in the aquarium and down the drain it goes. Works great if your sink is within 25 feet of the aquarium. You can also get a 20 foot extension hose for this system and adaptors to fit different faucets.
After the water has been drained from the aquarium, your turn the valve the other way and then refill your tank. Keep in mind that this is fresh plain tap water and will probably need to be treated quickly for your fishes' sake and health.

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Aqueon 06005 Tap Water Conditioner, 16-Ounce

Aqueon 06005 Tap Water Conditioner, 16-Ounce

Tap water conditioner is vital for removing chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals such as iron and copper from the tap water before using the water to refill your aquarium.

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API Master Test Kit

API Master Test Kit

API Kit Instruction Manual

Instrution Manual For The Kit

Aquarium Test Kits For Specialized Testing

Nutrafin Master Test Kit, Contains 10 Test Parameters

Nutrafin Master Test Kit, Contains 10 Test Parameters

According to the manufacturer:
Master Test Kit; Ensures your fish are living a proper environment
Includes all Hagen test kits including ammonia, pH, calcium, phosphate, iron, nitrite, nitrate, KH and GH
Easy-to-read color charts are included
For fresh and saltwater aquariums; Full instructions for each test
Packed in a solid, durable case that holds everything; Acts as an excellent working area
Provides for a far more complete set of tests.

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API Freshwater and Saltwater Professional Liquid Test Kit

API Freshwater and Saltwater Professional Liquid Test Kit

According to the manufacturer: Housed in a durable waterproof box.
Kit includes 6 test tubes, laminated color cards, and water analysis pad
Includes instruction booklet on how to correct unsafe water conditions.
It does seem to be a professional kit.

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Nutrafin Mini Master Test Kit, Contains 4 Test Parameters

Nutrafin Mini Master Test Kit, Contains 4 Test Parameters

This test kit helps to ensure a healthy environment for your fish. It includes the basic tests discussed in this lens: wide range pH, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.

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Nutrafin Cycle Biological Filter Supplement, 16.9-Ounce

Nutrafin Cycle Biological Filter Supplement, 16.9-Ounce

According to the manufacturer:
Fast-acting responsive ammonia and nitrite elimination
Consistent performance from each container due to bio-floc technology for improved shelf life and product viability
Ensures that biological pollutants produced by fish are rapidly converted to a non-harmful compound
Helps prevent fish loss
Suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums
Comes in several sized containers for large or smaller aquariums.

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Nutrafin Carbonate and General Hardness Test Kit for Aquarium

Nutrafin Carbonate and General Hardness Test Kit for Aquarium

According to the manufacturer:
Nutrafin's carbonate and general hardness test kit measures carbonate hardness (kh) and general hardness (gh) in fresh and saltwater aquariums
Low carbonate hardness will result in poor plant growth
Testing for general hardness (gh)should be done to determine if the levels of calcium and magnesium are optimal for specific species of fish
The kit includes one 15-milliliter bottle of kh reagent, one 10-milliliter bottle of gh reagent, one glass test tube with cap, one pipette, one lab base, one instruction booklet
Measures 2-inch length by 5-1/2-inch width by 5-inch height

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Reagents Included In Test Kit

Reagents included in the test kit

pH (low range)Test Results

pH (low range) Test Results

The color of the test sample indicates the pH of the aquarium water is slightly above 7.6 which is in a good range.

Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate Test Results

Ammonium, NItrite and Nitrate Test Results

These tests show that the ammonia is at 0 ppm level which is ideal for ammonia. The less of it that is present, the better it is for the fish.
The nitrite level is a little high at 2 parts per million or 2 milligrams per liter. The nitrate levels are high at 40 ppm. This is an aquarium that is still in the process of going through the nitrogen cycle. In about another week or so it should be finished and the levels of the nitrites and nitrates should be stabilized.

To Help Speed Up The Nitrogen Cycle In Your Aquarium

Tetra 77961 SafeStart Treats, 30-Gallon, 100-ml, 3.38-Ounce

Tetra 77961 SafeStart Treats, 30-Gallon, 100-ml, 3.38-Ounce

According to the manufacturer: Patented live bacteria allow immediate addition of fish in newly set-up freshwater aquariums
SafeStart accelerates the establishment of the bio-filter in newly set-up freshwater aquariums
The live bacteria start working immediately to provide a safe and healthy environment for your fish without a long wait
This product can greatly reduce the time needed to break in your aquarium. 100ml bottle treats a 30 gallon aquarium.

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Seachem Stability 500ml

Seachem Stability 500ml

According to the manufacturer: Stability will rapidly and safely establish the aquarium biofilter in freshwater and marine systems, thereby preventing the #1 cause of fish death: "new tank syndrome". Stability is formulated specifically for the aquarium and contains a synergistic blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria which facilitate the breakdown of waste organics, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
The product is supposed to be completely safe for all aquarium life forms including plants and is safe for being a danger if over-treated.

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Seachem Prime 500ml

Seachem Prime 500ml

According to the manufacturer: Prime removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia. Prime converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tanks biofilter. Prime may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity. Prime detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It will also detoxify any heavy metals found in the tap water at typical concentration levels. Prime also promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat. Prime is non-acidic and will not impact pH.

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Another View Of 20-gallon Tank

Another view of 20-gallon tank

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Her2 Ihc

TV today - one of the interior in general, and perhaps the most important technical device in the house. So the approach to buying a new TV should very carefully, not missing the slightest detail. What are the requirements a modern man to the TV, which is waiting for him, the implementation of any opportunities? What to look for when buying?

The first comes to mind, of course, the appearance of the device. New LED-TVs from IHC look very stylish, they fit seamlessly into the interior of a city apartment. Their modern home design adds sophistication and elegance of this, which is not only beautifully designed, but also ease of use. These devices are equipped with an intuitive interface In'Ergo and convenient remote control, which makes the control of TV is really comfortable.

After the appearance of the list of characteristics when choosing a TV is, of course, the quality of the image. Consider this point on the model LEM2481FDT (24 ") in a series of UNO. The device is classified as Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) and is equipped with LED-backlit - instead of fluorescent lamps use LEDs, reducing the thickness of the screen, and significantly reduce energy consumption.

In addition to this set of almost all new LED-TVs will receive a certificate of quality IHC Zero Pixel. It provides an additional guarantee no dead pixels, which means that you will not have to endure those burning bright dots on the screen.

What else can be built in such as used to think a simple thing like a TV? For example, HD-media player - it can read high-definition video files of most popular formats on the Internet, and the container, including the popular MKV. If you do not like the movie before watching the store for a long time to choose the drive to the aid of the world wide web. There you can find just about anything your heart desires. Download the favorite movie, connect to a computer our TV, and voila - here is the ultra fine image of modern film fans at a decent screen.

Incidentally, the company announced the release of the IHC this year with the support of TV torrents. Devices have the playback function on Wi-Fi downloaded from the exchange network, and subsequently receive and control the download manager torrents directly from the TV with the remote. That is, the need for a home computer, as in the entertainment unit, literally disappearing. Can simply connect the TV to your home Wi-Fi-network.

Among IHC understand that many people associate the use of the torrent protocol piracy. However, according to statistics, most of the content stored in the file storage is a legal product. In the U.S., for example, many new artists exhibit their works at hand, if they can do to get through to the record companies. And the Russian torrent trackers are working closely with owners and remove unlicensed files on the first request.

But let us return to the present. It is worth noting that the model has two inputs LEM2481FDT HDMI, composite and component input, video input SCART, VGA-video input, PC-audio input, headphone output, and a port USB 2.0. Present in our TV tuner and DVB-T (MPEG-4), it allows you to receive digital television, which is different from the usual analog, first of all, quality. About the now familiar features Teletext can not even mention it too.

Why else should choose IHC? First, it is a really strong brand. Second, all the equipment, produced a company has advanced technical capabilities, and, finally, a high quality and reliability. No wonder the company received the award "Brand 1 in Russia" in the category DVD-players." Now, in the assortment range IHC appeared and TVs that meet the multiple needs of modern man. The entire production is fully localized and adapted for the Russian market.

Finally, a few words on this important point, such as quality control of its products. IHC company here, so to speak, on a horse. She has developed a unique testing tool - QC (quality control). A week before the equipment from China, where it is produced, comes QC team and thoroughly checks the entire batch. As a result, the market gets only the best quality products.

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Cancerous Brain Tumor Symptoms

Breast cancer is the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast. Under normal circumstances, the cells of the body reproduce in an orderly manner in order to facilitate growth and replace worn-out or damaged tissues. Cancer is caused when the cells grow uncontrollably into a mass of tissue, which is called a tumor. These tumors could be non-cancerous (benign) or they could be cancerous (malignant). The malignant or cancerous cells keep building up and form a tumor. Sometimes these malignant cells spread to other parts of the body through the lymph system, forming new cancers called metastases or secondaries.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

There are no symptoms and no pain in early cancer. Cancer is first suspected when an individual discovers a breast lump or when an abnormality is found on mammography. Though all breast lumps are not necessarily cancerous, it is important to get them evaluated by a doctor to rule out the incidence of cancer.

Other signs of cancer could be a lump above the collarbone or in the armpit that does not go away or nipple inversion that is a new development and was not present earlier. Breast discharge that is bloody or only from one breast are also cause for concern and should be checked by a doctor.

Risk Factors for Cancer

Gender, age and hereditary factors are the three major determining factors for breast cancer.

Gender is a critical factor and women are at a much higher risk of developing breast cancer than men.

Though breast cancer can occur at any age, the risk increases with age. A 60 year old woman has a 1 in 30 chance of developing cancer as opposed to a 30 year old woman who has once chance in 280.
Women who have a family history of cancer are also at a higher risk of developing cancer.

When to seek Medical Care

Breast cancer is not an overnight development; it develops and grows over months and years. However once it is identified, treatment should be sought immediately as breast cancer is much more difficult to treat when it spreads.

It is critical that you see a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the possible symptoms of cancer or if any abnormality has been found in your mammogram.

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Treatment of cancer has the highest success rate is treatment is started in the early stages. There are several different treatment methods available, which are often used in combination taking into consideration individual circumstances.

Some of the possible treatment methods include:

Chemotherapy- where the cancer cells are controlled or killed with a course of drugs.

Radiotherapy- where the cancer cells are controlled or killed with a course of high energy X-rays.

Surgery- this could involve either a lumpectomy, where the cancer along with a small part of the breast surrounding it is removed or a mastectomy , where the entire breast is removed.

Hormone therapy- this form of treatment is used to control the growth of breast cancer that develops and grows due to changes in hormones.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer In Females

Cancer of breast tissue is breast cancer. It is a highly common and fatal cancer in females. Breast cancer can affect males too, as their un grown breast is composed of identical tissues as females. The incidence is less than one percent. History of breast cancer can be traced back to 1600 B.C. it is considered as one of the oldest known tumors. In Papyrus writing tumors or ulcers of the breast and its cure were mentioned. For very long time there was no cure for the condition. Then in 1749-1806 the Scottish surgeon Benjamin Bell and the French surgeon Jean Louis Petit were the first one to remove the affected breast tissue, and underlying chest muscle. The first work on the cause of breast cancer was done by Janet Lane-Claypon. The major cause was attributed to damaged or mutated DNA. The reason stated for the same may be due to exposure to ionizing radiation, exposure to estrogens and repaired BRCA1, BRCA2 and p53 genes. Though these causes are stated for the onset of cancer but the underlying factor is not yet proved. Other causes which are responsible for breast cancer are: Aging - Due to aging the cell no longer are healthier and some un grown calls can develop in to tumors. Previous history of breast cancer- Previous occurrence increases the risk of developing breast cancer again. Family history of breast cancer- patients sister, mother, close female relative had diagnosed for breast cancer. When their female relative developed their first cancer before the age of 50. Late menopause, Early menarchy, Women with dense breast tissue due to dense breast tissues, the fat ratio decreases. This results in more breast cells and the connective tissues. So they have high chances of developing breast cancer. Alcohol and smoking, Gaining too much weight after menopause. What ever may be the case if you had developed breast cancer or have a high risk for developing breast cancer, first thing is do not panic! Things will come to your control when you have the confidence in you. Each woman has the capacity to deal with it differently. There are many tests like An annual clinical breast examination, Monthly breast examination, Annual mammogram, to detect the condition in each and every woman. Science and technology has improved so much that treatment for all problems pop up every minute. But always remember there is life after its diagnosis. We hold lot of hope than ever in the age we live in.

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What Does Her2 Positive Mean

With all of the different kinds of music available to us each and every day, it is easy to become mixed up and unwillingly mistake some music for something other than what it really is. Lets see we have Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Soft Rock, Soul, R & B, Country, Classic Rock, Jazz, Latin, Alternative, Folk, Hip Hop, Rap, Dance, Big Band, Polka, the list goes on and on, but we cannot forget about Pop Music. So, what does it really mean?

while its own specific type of music, generally combines several elements of music, which might include country, dance, hip, hop, and rock. Soft rock and pop music are two of the most used words used to describe this genre of music. It can be traced throughout history dating back 76 years or more. Some of the earliest influences of pop can be linked to country and blues. In the 50s, some of its musics most famous influences include Bill Haley and His Comets, Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, and Frank Sinatra.

You get a good idea where this is going; pop is generally a softer side of rock. A mixture of many elements all combined to create the easy listening of pop music. In the 60s, some artists include Frankie Avalon, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Sonny and Cher, Aretha Franklin, and the Beatles.

The 70s saw disco and rock combine in this decade, which included several favorites such as Earth, Wind, and Fire, The Jackson Five, Rod Steward, ABBA, Donna Summer, Elton John, and Billy Joel.

As you can see, pop music continued to grow in different ways with different artists becoming one of the most sought after genres of music to date. Of course the 80s were no different, this decade produced the King and Queen of Pop, known as Michael Jackson and Madonna. Of course they werent the only people to define pop music in the 80s others include George Michael, Cyndi Lauper, Tiffany, Cher, Phil Collins, The Eurythmics, and The Go-Gos.

During the 90s, pop began to combine the elements of R&B to the genre, which produced stars such as TLC, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Brandy. However, the rock influence still remained with vocalists such as Jewel, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Tori Amos and the ever flexible Madonna. Of course we cant forget about 90s favortes such as NSYNC, Ricky Martin, New Kids on the Block, Willa Ford, and Britney Spears.

The current decade has seen pop music combined with hip-hop elements, which produced a score of new talent and the resurfacing of older talent. Some artists include Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Avril Lavigne, Eminem, more Britney Spears, Beyonce, and we cannot forget old favorites Madonna and Mariah Carey.

Throughout the years pop music has changed in many facets, however, one thing remains the same; it is still the most popular genre of music to date, a fact that has remained solid and true for many decades.

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