ASTRAGALUS - The herb is promoted to kill cancer cells, reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy, help heal burns, protect against heart disease, fight the common cold, and help improve overall weakness. Proponents also claim astragalus can stimulate the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory, and urinary system, and help treat arthritis, asthma, and nervous conditions. They further claim it can lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
What is Mycosis Fungoides? Also known as Sézary syndrome in its most advanced stages, this disease is a relatively rare type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. It presents as reddish skin patches and lesions, which are often misdiagnosed as other, more benign skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Complications Progressive contractures. Deafferentation pain; this occurs when the nerve roots are avulsed in preganglionic lesions. The cells in the dorsal column are robbed of their nerve supply. After the injury (days to weeks), spontaneous signals are generated by these cells, which result in intractable pain for the patient. Bony deformities. Scoliosis. Posterior shoulder dislocation. Agnosia of the affected limb.
Night time Awakenings (Nightwakings) in Children . . . these are especially common in late infancy through the preschool years. Good, so our house is normal. Wait in this case that may not be so good. (yawn)