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[19 Jan 2010 | One Comment | 22 views]

Neurogenic BladderIn the normal urinary tract system the bladder serves to store and eventually expel urine using a complex and exquisitely orchestrated system. The coordination of urination is regulated by both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system. The term neurogenic bladder applies to a urinary tract system that malfunctions because of a neurologic problem that was initially an internal or external.

The symptoms of a neurogenic bladder will depend upon this site of the neurologic insults. In other words, if the neurological system was damaged centrally the symptoms will be different than those of an individual who suffered a peripheral neurologic damage.

The brain is the center of control for the entire urinary tract system. Inside the frontal lobe is located a center that sends signals to the detrusor muscle or that muscle which controls the release of urine from the body. Certain types of diseases in the brain, including stroke, cancer and even dementia, can result in the loss of voluntary control because of the damage to the neurological system in the brain. The signal that originates in the brain must pass through the brain stem and the spinal cord before reaching the bladder.

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Exercise, Fitness, Headline, Yoga »

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The History of YogaThe history of yoga is long and steeped in tradition. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga was not developed as the newest way to slim down so they could fit into a smaller pants size.

The history of yoga goes back 5,000 years. It originated in India, and the first time the word yoga was found in written form was in the Rig Vada, one of the sacred texts used by Vedic priests. Yoga is a means of achieving spiritual enlightenment.

Originally, yoga techniques were passed down from teacher to student through word of mouth. These techniques had never been written down until the Indian sage Patanjali wrote down a systematic method of yoga in the Yoga Sutras. Patanjali is considered to be the father of yoga.

According to Patanjali, there are eight limbs of yoga, which lead to the ultimate goal of enlightenment.

Yama – abstaining from violence, stealing, lust, greed

Niyam – developing devotion, purity, studiousness, contentment, discipline

Pranayama – controlling the breath

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Headline, Mind and Spirit »

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How PDD NOS is Diagnosed PDD-NOS is a diagnosis given when a child does not meet all the criteria for Autism, but they show several of the signs. PDD-NOS or Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified is diagnosed with several different types of assessments. We will look at these different types of assessments needed for PDD-NOS.

Medical Assessment

The medical assessment will examine the child completely to rule out any health conditions that could be causing the symptoms the child is experiencing. Some health conditions can cause similar symptoms as those in Persuasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

Educational Assessment

The child will be tested in several different educational areas. They will be assessed on what skills they have appropriate for their age. They will be assessed on daily living skills. These skills include dressing, bathing, eating, etc. These skills can be assessed by testing, or interviewing the parents, and teachers.

Interviews with Child’s Parents, Teachers

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