Tadalis SX

Tadalis SX 20mg

Tadalis is an oval-shaped yellow colored oral pill designed for the treatment of impotence (erectile dysfunction) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) in men. It is a phosphodiesterase (PDE5) inhibitor that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is manufactured by Ajanta pharma and was approved by FDA on November 2003.The generic name is Tadalafil (which is the active ingredient) and also come under the brand name, Cialis.

Uses of tadalis SX

  • It is effective for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It has helped so many men to regain their sexual confidence because of its ability to relax the muscles surrounding the genital part of men and increases the blood flow in that area.
  • It is also used for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension by lowering your blood pressure. The active ingredient relaxes the walls of blood vessels and hence blood flow is improved.

How it works

The medication improves man’s sexual ability by increasing nitric oxide with cGMP enzyme in the body. Both these elements are needed to keep an erection for a  longer period. It also reduces the presence of PDE5 enzyme that lessens blood circulation to vital organs in a male’s body. After taking tadalis SX 20mg tablet, the blood vessels and arteries in a male reproductive system get clear of cholesterol blockages, the arteries dilate enough for blood to pass through appropriately in the penile area. During sexual intimacy, the medication helps corpus cavernosum tissues and smooth muscles to stretch and relax, causing an erect state of penile organ. Therefore by reducing tension in the male reproductive system, it prepares men on receiving fulfilling bliss for days together.

Dosage

The standard dosageis 20 mg daily, but this dosage can be decreased or increased depending on the need. It is recommended that you start with the lowest possible dose which is 10 mg and work upwards, but the maximum dosage (40mg) should not be exceeded in 24 hours.

How to use

The 20mg tablets are administered orally with plenty of water or any non-alcoholic drink 30-40 minutes before sex and its effect last for up to 36 hours and the frequency of administration must not exceed 24-36 hours.  20mg works with same effectiveness whether taken with or without food. It works best when sexual intercourse’s are planned during 2-3 days that why it is called ‘weekend pill’.

Side effects

Common side effects reported when taking Tadalis SX 20mg are a headache, dizziness or light-headedness, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia (heartburn), nausea. Whereas less common side effects include, visual disturbance, increased tear formation causing watery eyes, changes in blood pressure (hypo and hypertension), sleepiness, dyspnoea (shortness of breath), pain (in the back joints, abdomen).

Where to buy online

Buy Tadalis online only from any recommended reliable pharmacy because one can get fake tadalis SX 20mg from unknown online pharmacy, so to be sure of the real product,Please ensure to buy only from registered online drug stores recommended by your physician.

Reviews

Regarding the dosage, I found that half a tab of the SX 20mg worked well but had some side effects (stuffy nose and blurred vision). Reducing the dosage to 1/4 tab, the side effects seem less pronounced but can still achieve firm erection though not as fast. I’m on the 3rd day of the 1/4 tab regimen and have not experienced muscle/joint pain which I have when trying the authentic Cialis 5mg “Daily”. This could be the byproduct of the perceived reduced potency of the SX 20mg. At this point, I prefer this SX over Tadacip. The positive effect (erection) seems more pronounced and with fewer side effects as compared to Tadacip, at least for me. – Andy

This is yet another alternative to cialis and of very good and even better quality. I can’t say I’m going to use something else as I’m used to it. Many thanks – Zubs

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Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies

Sponsored by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation & The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

johns hopkins center for civilian biodefense studies

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Information for Clinicians on AnthraxJAMA Consensus Statements

Anthrax · Botulinum Toxin · Plague · Smallpox · Tularemia

Concise Diagnostic Criteria and Treatment Guidelines for Anthrax, Botulism, Smallpox and Plague: Hopkins Antibiotic Guide Site

* Site usage is free and requires filling out a brief registration

** When at site, search by Diagnosis: Biodefense click here

How to Handle Anthrax Threat Letters

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Agent Background Information

Anthrax · Botulinum Toxin · Plague · Smallpox · Tularemia

BT Preparedness and Response Post-Sept. 11:

Interim Actions for the Medical and Public Health Community click here

FAQ: Information for the General Public

Dark Winter
A Bioterrorism Exercise
Andrew’s Airforce Base, June 22nd & 23rd, 2001
NEW: Lessons learned

Hearing on the Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Dr. D. A. Henderson’s Sep. 5, 2001 Congressional Testimony click here

Hearing on FEMA’s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns…
Dr. Tara O’Toole’s July 23, 2001 Congressional Testimony click here

For a complete list of previously published topics  click here

Biodefense Quarterly – June 2001

Feature: The Changing Face of International Security: Challenges for the New

MilleniumTularemia Fact Sheet   Tularemia Bibliography

Senate Hearings on Terrorism & Government Capabilities

Hopkins Center Employment Opportunities

Visit the Bloomberg School of Public Health Site

The Center’s Approach

Raise Consciousness

Increase national and international awareness of the medical and public health threats posed by biological weapons, thereby augmenting the potential legal, political and moral prohibitions against their use.

Build a Knowledge Base

Develop a broader appreciation of the scope of the threat posed by the major biological agents and possible medical and public health responses to them through analysis of expected clinical manifestations, available treatment strategies, epidemiology, and potential methods of prophylaxis. Disseminate this knowledge throughout the medical and public health communities.

Catalyze Development of Effective and Practical Systems to Respond to Epidemics

Foster the planning and preparation for response to possible bioterrorist attacks, and by so doing, lessen their potential effectiveness and attractiveness as instruments of terror. Engage the medical and public health communities in comprehensive planning for the epidemiological characterization of the epidemic, for the care and treatment of casualties, for communication of information to the public and for the pursuit of unmet research and preparedness needs.

Threat of Bioterrorism

Recent events indicate that neither technical factors, such as arms control treaties, nor the moral repugnance long associated with the use of biological weapons will deter the use of these agents as weapons of mass destruction.

Iraq acknowledges having mounted an ambitious and sophisticated bioweapons program. Its physical assets and complement of scientific personnel remain intact.

The Japanese terrorist group Aum Shinrikyo made at least nine attempts to aerosolize anthrax and botulism throughout central Tokyo and sought to obtain Ebola virus for use as a bioweapon.

Russian defectors have documented the existence of an extensive Soviet bioweapons research, development and production program. Its existence has been confirmed by President Yeltsin. The same conditions that fuel concerns about “loose nukes” from former Soviet facilities making their way onto the black market also beset major bioweapons plants. Such conditions include neglected security systems, unpaid and unemployed technical personnel with access to and knowledge of weapons of mass destruction.

Congressional Testimonies

Hearing on the Threat of Bioterrorism and the Spread of Infectious Diseases
Testimony of Donald A. Henderson, MD, MPH
September 5, 2001

Hearing on FEMA’s Role in Managing Bioterrorist Attacks and the Impact of Public Health Concerns on Bioterrorism Preparedness
Testimony of Tara O’Toole, MD, MPH
July 23, 2001

Hearing on Terrorism Preparedness: Medical First Response
Testimony of Tara O’Toole, MD, MPH
September 22, 1999

Book Reviews

ANTHRAX: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak
by Jeanne Guillemin
University of California Press, 1999

The Textbook of Military Medicine. Part 1- Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty: Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare
by Frederick R. Sidell, et al, eds
Office of The Surgeon General, 1997

Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age
by Paul Bracken
Harper Collins, 1999

America’s Achilles’ Heel
by Richard Falkenrath, Robert Newman, and Bradley Thayer
MIT Press, 1998

Biohazard
by Ken Alibek
Random House, 1999

 

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The Saatva mattress brand has carefully cultivated an image of luxury and high class. In many ways, that reputation is well-earned. In this comprehensive Saatva mattress review, we’ll walk you through the pros and cons of this popular bed so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.

The Saatva is a hybrid mattress, providing the contouring feel of memory foam combined with the resilience of innerspring coils. It comes in three different firmness levels, meaning you can select the model that best suits your sleeping position. For example, stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress, making them well-suited to either the luxury firm or firm models. Side sleepers need a softer bed that cushions their hips and shoulders more, so either the plush or luxury firm option would work best for them. And, mattress reviewers routinely give it high marks for spine alignment, meaning it will help you maintain a natural and healthy sleep posture throughout the night.

Beyond the mattress itself, one of the most popular features of the Saatva brand is its free white glove delivery. When you buy a Saatva mattress, the company will deliver it directly to your home, unbox it, and set it up on your bed frame at no cost to you. This top-of-the-line service extends to mattress removal as well; they will take your old mattress away free of charge.

In other words, it’s not without its selling points; but does that make it the best fit for your body type and comfort preferences? Read this Saatva mattress review to get a full take from Michael Breus, Ph.D also known as The Sleep Doctor. Combined with input from the expert review team at Mattress Advisor, we’ll touch on everything from the mattress performance to its price point and other key features to bring you the most pertinent information about this luxury option so you can decide if the Saatva is the best pick for you.

Buy it, Saatva Classic, $1,299 for a Queen, saatva.com 

Pros and Cons of the Saatva Mattress

The Saatva Is Best For…

  • People who prefer to sleep on their side and back
  • People who suffer from back pain
  • Plus-size sleepers
  • Anyone who wants a “luxury” mattress experience
  • People who like to customize their mattress’s firmness

Saatva Might Not Be Best For…

  • Shoppers on a tight budget
  • Anyone who wants the classic, cushioning feel of memory foam

Features of the Saatva Mattress

Saatva Classic

Before investing in a new mattress, it’s always helpful to consider key performance categories. According to our Saatva mattress review, here are a few key areas where this mattress shines:

Spinal Alignment

The Saatva mattress is designed to help you maintain an aligned spine throughout the night; in our testing, the Saatva earned an impressive 9.5 out of 10 for spine alignment. Keeping your spine aligned is the most important thing you can do for your back because when your spine is aligned, your discs can re-hydrate and lower stiffness and pain you may be experiencing. This healthy, neutral sleeping posture can also help relieve lower back pain, neck pain, and other joint pain, including pain caused by arthritis. And, it may help you wake up in the morning without as much stiffness or soreness.

What does The Sleep Doctor think?

According to Dr. Breus, “Good posture is important even when you sleep, believe it or not, so making sure you get the correct support matters.”

If you’ve been suffering from poor posture or spine misalignment in your sleep, learn more about finding the best mattress for back pain for you.

Choose the Right Firmness for You

Another advantage we found during our Saatva mattress review is that this brand gives you some options, particularly with regard to the firmness scale. Depending on your sleep position, you may want to opt for the plush model (3/10 firmness), the firm model (8/10 firmness), or what Saatva calls its “luxury firm” (6/10 firmness) edition. Back and stomach sleepers are well-suited to either the luxury firm or firm models because both provide the support they need, so it really comes down to whether or not you want a firmer feel. Side sleepers require pressure relief, which either the plush or luxury firm can provide. 

Your decision about firmness should be motivated by the position in which you sleep. For side sleepers, soft or medium mattresses tend to be the best options, because they provide a little more “give” and let you feel like you’re being cradled to sleep. Back sleepers are advised to pick medium-firm options, which prevents heavier parts of the body from sinking too far into the mattress. In other words, it cushions joints like the hips and back and prevents the spine from curving. Stomach sleepers tend to prefer firmer mattresses , which cushion the midsection of the body while promoting that all-important aligned spine.

Learn more about the best firm mattresses for your sleep needs. 

Breathability

One of the most common complaints about traditional memory foam mattresses is that they often run hot. That’s because foam often absorbs and retains heat that’s put off by the body. This can sometimes mean that memory foam isn’t especially comfortable, particularly in warmer weather.

The Saatva combines its memory foam layer with innerspring coils,  which ensures that the Saatva is a good choice even for sleepers who tend to have naturally high body temperatures. Coils are some of the coolest materials to sleep on, because the heat in a coil bed has an air pocket to move away from the sleeper’s skin. This isn’t the case with a more dense material, like memory foam, which traps heat against the skin, and can sleep hot.

If you’re a hot sleeper fed up with your all-foam mattress, learn more about the best hybrid mattresses that offer the contouring of foam with the breathability of coils.

Buy it, Saatva Classic, $1,299 for a Queen, saatva.com 

The Best Sleep Positions for the Saatva Mattress

One of the benefits of the customizable firmness options is that there is a Saatva setting to match every sleep position. In his Saatva mattress review, the Sleep Doctor notes that your sleep position is entirely unique to you based on your physical and mental attributes, which is why it’s important to shop carefully and select a firmness level that’s well-suited to the way you tend to sleep.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers may prefer the plush variant, which will allow their body to sink into the top layer of foam without too much strain on the shoulder, hip, and ankle joints. Side sleepers benefit from softer surfaces that cradle their joints, relieving pressure from sensitive areas.

Back Sleepers

The luxury firm and firm options are both well- suited for back sleepers, who will find that they alleviate the strain on pressure points by more evenly distributing body weight. At the same time, this firmness level helps support the spine and avoid too much curvature. 

Stomach Sleepers

For stomach sleepers, the luxury firm option is likely the best bet for maintaining healthy spine alignment and supporting the midsection of the body. It’s firm enough to keep your hips properly elevated to prevent any sinking, while still soft enough to cushion your body in all the right places.

Multi-Positional Sleepers

Combination sleepers are those who tend to change position during the night. What they require is a mattress that will adjust along with them, allowing for some freedom of movement. The Saatva mattress manages this through its dual coil system, which is more responsive than all-foam designs because of its ability to bend and spring back against pressure, providing combination sleepers the comfort they need.

Buy it, Saatva Classic, $1,299 for a Queen, saatva.com 

What Else to Know from Our Saatva Mattress Review

Not all mattresses can support plus-sized or heavyweight sleepers, but the Saatva is an exception. This again comes down to the robust innerspring coil system, which enables the Saatva to support up to 300 pounds per side. This same high-quality coil system was tempered 3 times and oven-baked for maximum strength, meaning that the Saatva is built to last, and testing confirms it to be highly durable. In other words, this is a mattress that will support you for a long time to come, no matter your body type.

The Saatva offers robust edge support, as well, which basically means there shouldn’t be much sagging at the edges and the corners. This is an important consideration as edge support keeps you in the middle of the mattress, and even if your partner pushes you to the edge, edge support, ensures the bed doesn’t sink or sag too much under their weight. And, it’s crucial for seniors, who should find that the Saatva is fairly easy to climb into and out of.

“Edge support helps keep a person in the middle of the sleep surface, which is where they will receive all the benefits that the bed has to offer. In addition, it can be helpful for seniors who often sit on the edge of the bed, before they stand up in the mornings.” says Dr. Michael Breus, Ph.D.

Buy it, Saatva Classic, $1,299 for a Queen, saatva.com 

More About Saatva

Buying a new bed means considering all aspects of its performance, but also the details of the shopping experience. Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s outline of Saatva as a company.

Eco-Friendly Materials

If you’re looking to buy a mattress that has a minimal ecological footprint, you’re in luck here: While the Saatva classic isn’t classified as organic, it does meet rigorous standards for emissions cleanliness, and is made with sustainably sourced materials. Saatva’s CertiPUR-US certification confirms no chemical processing is used in making the Saatva, which minimizes the off-gassing effects.

Warranty

Saatva backs its product with a 15-year warranty, which is fairly generous in today’s bed-in-a-box mattress industry. For the first two years of the warranty, Saatva will offer a free replacement for any mattress that’s defective. After that, the company will repair or recover the mattress as needed, which might entail a $99 transportation fee. This means in the rare event your mattress is defective, you have the option to completely repair the Saatva mattress – Saatva’s delivery partners would pick the mattress up from your home and bring it to Saatva manufacturers who then determine the cause of defect and fix it before recovering it once more in organic cotton.

Trial Period  

On the day your Saatva mattress arrives at your house, a 120-night sleep trial begins. During this time, you can break in your mattress and confirm that it’s to your liking. If you don’t want to keep it, you can return it without the hassle of re-boxing the mattress as Saatva will actually come and pick up your returned bed.

Return Policy

So long as you return your mattress within the sleep trial window, you’ll get a full refund, minus a $99 mattress removal fee. Unwanted mattresses are generally donated to shelters or other non-profits that could use them. This does not apply to every state though, so be sure to check out the mattress donation process depending on where you live.

Buy it, Saatva Classic, $1,299 for a Queen, saatva.com 

Other Saatva Mattress Reviews

Saatva Solaire

Saatva Solaire mattress

If you want to take customizable firmness to a whole other level, you might think about getting the Saatva Solaire instead of the Saatva Classic. This is an adjustable airbed, which means that with one simple dial you can toggle between 50 different firmness options. Mattress firmness is a significant concern, particularly for anyone who suffers from lower back pain, so that level of precision may be valuable. And, when you pair your Solaire with the adjustable base, you can also tweak your elevation, something that can help relieve sinus pressure. This gives you the ability to raise the head or foot of the overall bed, depending on your preferences and sleep needs. The Just one big caveat: The Saatva Solaire is on the pricier side, but you definitely get your money’s worth with full personalization of the mattress backed by a 25-year warranty

Buy it, Saatva Solaire, $2,795 for a Queen, saatva.com 

Saatva Latex Hybrid

Saatva latex hybrid mattress

The Saatva Latex Hybrid comes with many of the same features as the classic memory foam mattress/ innerspring mattress hybrid. The big draw with this one is that it is made from 100 percent natural and organic materials, including organic cotton, premium Talalay latex, and wool. The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s materials have met the highest standards for organic certification, like its Talalay latex, which is Oeko-Tex Standard certified.

Buy it, Saatva Latex Hybrid, $1,599 for a Queen, saatva.com

Saatva HD

Saatva HD mattress

For plus-sized sleepers, the Saatva HD represents something very unique: The first luxury mattress to be designed with larger body types in mind. It’s made for people weighing up to 500 pounds, and offers targeted pressure relief that may alleviate back and joint pain. Manufactured with organic cotton, latex, and innerspring coils, it’s also designed to be breathable and cool. To learn more about the Saatva HD, check out the Mattress Advisor team’s full review.

Buy it, Saatva HD, $2,399 for a Queen, saatva.com

Loom & Leaf

Loom & Leaf mattress

Saatva’s Loom & Leaf is a gel memory foam mattress made with all organic materials, and crafted to be maximally supportive for side sleepers and heavyweight sleepers alike. You can customize the Loom & Leaf’s feel by choosing between a relaxed firm option or a firm fit. If you’re interested in finding out more about the Loom & Leaf, read its review from the experts over at Mattress Advisor.

Buy it, Loom & Leaf, $1,599 for a Queen, saatva.com

ZenHaven

ZenHaven mattress

Latex mattresses are popular due to their responsiveness as well as their cool, breathable design. What’s more, many latex mattresses are certified as organic, which makes them desirable among eco-friendly shoppers. Saatva’s ZenHaven mattress is made with 100 percent talalay latex, which makes it one of the most visible options for shoppers who want to stay cool, go green, and enjoy a luxurious sleep experience. There’s more to unpack with the ZenHaven; for a deeper dive into this latex mattress, check out the full review.

Buy it, ZenHaven, $1,999 for a Queen, saatva.com

Saatva Youth

Saatva Youth mattress

As you consider the sleeping needs of your growing child, the Saatva Youth may have just what you’re looking for. This innerspring mattress is made with dual firmness levels, meaning you can use the plush side for your infant or toddler, then flip to the firmer side as your child grows older and requires more support. 

Buy it, Saatva Youth, $799 for a Twin XL, saatva.com

Final Thoughts on Saatva

You might say that the Saatva lives up to its five-star reputation, thanks to its soft pillow top feel, its free white glove delivery, and its premium foams and coil system. But what matters most to the Sleep Doctor is how this mattress actually performs. Thanks to its range of firmness levels, from plush soft to luxury firm, there should be something here to match every sleeping position. And, the hybrid design offers some of the best aspects of innerspring and memory foam design: It sleeps cool, feels responsive, and offers a nice balance of support and comfort. Thanks to solid motion transfer, it’s a good pick for couples, and its durability also works well for heavyweight sleepers.

As a mattress company, Saatva could stand to be more generous in their warranty policy. But when you consider the high standards of durability, it’s unlikely that many shoppers will actually need to use that warranty. Certainly, it’s a mattress that’s lauded for holding up well over the long haul while delivering hotel-style sleep.

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My first post about Gospel for Asia was published April 27, 2015. Here is what I wrote to introduce the organization:

GFA LOGOGospel for Asia is a large missionary organization which supports direct evangelism, child sponsorships, Bible colleges, education, disaster relief and several other ministries. Their assets are substantial but, at their request, I am not going to address how much money they take in.* The 990s are not available on Guidestar and so it is very difficult to find out specific information about the financial situation.

GFA describes itself as a missionary organization and a church. What GFA calls The Believer’s Church is based in Wills Point, TX and apparently consists of the various churches planted around the world. According to the church website, the church has “over 2.4 million members scattered throughout 14 nations.”

Actually, Believers’ Church is based in India and is also headed up by Metropolitan K.P. Yohannan – GFA’s founder and CEO – who also goes by Moran Mor Athanasius Yohan Metropolitan. If we were buddies, I would just call him “Yo.”

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In early October 2015, Gospel for Asia was evicted from membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. GFA was a charter member and it was a rare move for the ECFA. To get a description of the reasons for the removal, you can read the ECFA preliminary report given to me by former GFA board member Gayle Erwin.

In 2017, the nation of India revoked GFA and Believers’ Church registration as a charity eligible to receive foreign donations. GFA still solicits money for use in India and still sends funds there to NGOs that have no purpose other than to funnel money to Believers’ Church.

In 2019, GFA settled a class action RICO lawsuit and agreed to pay $37-million to donors. The Canadian branch is currently being sued by a donors in Nova Scotia.

Much of my writing on GFA has related to financial practices. However, there is a human side to the story. This is what got me started and this is what former staffer J.D. Smith focuses on in today’s interview. If you are interested in group dynamics and how leaders hold members with controlling tactics, you will want to hear J.D. speak.

To watch all interviews in this “15 Years of Blogging” series, click here.

To read all posts relating to Gospel for Asia, click here.

To read more about controlling groups and Steven Hassan’s work mentioned by J.D., go to freedomofmind.com.

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