Medical Articles

Fibroids – The Common Disease No Woman Wants

In the United States, about 25 percent of all women have been diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor in their uterus. More commonly referred to as myomas or fibroids, these growths are the most common reason for a woman to undergo a hysterectomy in the country. So, what are fibroids? Definition Uterine fibroids usually present as…

Is Oral Thrush Contagious?

Oral thrush or yeast infection of the mouth is very uncomfortable and disgusting to have. It can also spread itself to the throat and lips. Oral thrush is caused by excessive activity of candida Albicans yeast in the body. Candida is present in small quantities in everyone, but when they increase in numbers, they result…

Hepatitis A – How You Get it and What it Does to Your Body

Definition of Hepatitis Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, which is caused by viruses, medications and toxic agents. Currently, at least five (5) forms of viral hepatitis are recognized which in this article we will learn about Hepatitis A, how it spreads and how to prevent infection. How hepatitis spreads Hepatitis A (HAV) is spread…

Understanding Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition wherein the liver has scarred and it can never be treated or reversed to its previously normal state. The primary cause of liver cirrhosis is due to excessive alcohol intake, conditions such as Hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver; however, besides these, there are also other possible…

4 Easy Steps to Prevent and Treat Pet Urinary Stones

Pet urinary stones, like urinary tract infections, are fairly common. Female pets get them more often than males and smaller breeds are more susceptible than large breads. As you may know, bladder stones can be quite painful. By reading this article, you'll learn 4 ways to prevent and treat bladder stones. Pet's Urinary Stones –…

Torque Converter Lockup

Although the torque converter clutch is not part of the engine, it can make the car feel like the engine has a problem. The torque converter clutch is also known as a lock up converter. The lockup clutch has many purposes and is part of the transmission. A regular converter in an automatic transmission is…

Practice Food Home Safety

Home safety is a hot topic, with innumerable TV shows, books and DVDs available to teach you how to keep yourself and your family safe from everything from burglars to house fires. One thing that gets overlooked, though, is food home safety. Poor attention to food safety and lack of knowledge about it contribute to…

Peptic Ulcers – Pain Relief the Natural Way

There is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori that in most cases causes an ulcer. In the old days it was thought that stress alone caused peptic ulcers, but as we know now, that is not the case. If this bacterium is the culprit in your case you will have been given a course of antibiotics…

Supermarket Insurance – Essential Information

The amazingly colored advertisements of the policy of supermarket insurance displayed in a supermarket draw your attention and you come to learn that there exist provisions for policies on car supermarket insurance, life supermarket insurance and even pet supermarket insurance. This will prompt you to consider that a low-priced policy of insurance may offer you…

Shad Rasa: The Ayurvedic View on Food and Taste

Ayurveda sees food and spices as medicinal substances and good digestion as one of the main factors to optimal health. This is why it places great emphasis on proper food combining and on the concept of shad rasa, or six tastes. These six tastes –sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent– should be present in…

Steroid-Based Medication and Stomach Problems

We recently received a call from a concerned mother telling us that after her son, who suffers from asthma, was put on the steroid-based medication Perdisone, and then the following day in school began vomiting violently and was sent home. Unfortunately, this is not an entirely uncommon occurrence. Steroids can have harmful effects on the…

What Causes Fluid Retention?

When excess fluids build up in the body it is called water retention, fluid retention or edema. Chances are you've experienced at least mild symptoms, but what causes fluid retention? There are a number of factors, but here are the most common causes: Excessive sodium intake – The average sodium consumption per person in the…

Can not Lose Weight? Maybe You Have a Thyroid Disorder

A thyroid disorder called hypothyroidism means you have an underactive thyroid gland. If you have trouble losing weight no matter what you do, it could be because you are hypothyroid. There are almost 30 million Americans with thyroid disease and women are 7 times more likely than men to have it. Hypothyroid is the most…