Medical Articles

The Dangers of Fosamax

According to drugs.com, Fosamax (alendronate) is in the group of medicines called bisphosphonates (bis FOS fo nayts). It alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures. Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that…

Doctor, When Should Muscle Relaxants be Used For Arthritis?

One question that comes up repeatedly is, “Where do muscle relaxants fall into the treatment approach for different musculoskeletal conditions”? Patients will sometimes ask about them and physicians who see these patients sometimes wonder if these drugs should be considered. Skeletal muscle relaxants are the most widely prescribed drug class in the United States for…

What Can I Do About My Constant Sore Throats?

Question: For as long as I can remember I have suffered from sore throats throughout the year. I now suffer from severe throat infections every four to six weeks, which leave me exhausted. Sometimes I also have horrible catarrh. My doctor will no longer give me antibiotics because she feels that I am becoming immune…

Tonsil Stones 101 – Do You Have a Tonsil Stone?

Tonsil stone is a little white ball of calcareous matter that can be found in the back of your throat. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria that produce sulfur and other debris that form in the tonsils. This debris usually consists of mucous from post nasal drip and collects small pockets called tonsil…

How to Prevent and Eliminate Diabetes

The type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that is often preventable but sad to say, the condition is on the rise worldwide. Diabetes is now affecting 246 million people and is expected to hit 380 million by 2025. Each year a further 7 million people develop diabetes. It is now the fourth leading…

Diabetic Foot – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your nerves or blood vessels. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. You may not feel a cut, a blister or a sore. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers and infections.…

Scabies Rash : What Causes Scabies?

Scabies rash is a very itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin. Scabies can affect people of all ages and from all incomes and social levels. Even people who keep themselves very clean can get scabies rash. Many people who get scabies rash are not even aware of why they…

What Causes Cold Sores- 5 Causes of Cold Sores

Cold sores are humiliating and can be embarrassing. Especially, when people make jokes about them or stare at them. Also, not know what cause them is frustrating. So, what I’m going to do is share with you what causes cold sores. That way, you will know the causes of them and how to cure them…

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is often so mild it is barely noticed by the affected person, but it can occasionally so severe the patient must be admitted to hospital for treatment. Psoriasis is probably one of the longest known illnesses of humans and simultaneously one of the most misunderstood. A complete medical history and examination of the skin,…

How to Know if it is Nail Fungus or Something Else

You cannot get your eyes off your fingernails and toenails when you notice something different with them. You browsed the Internet and from the information you gathered, it seems you have nail fungus. You must remember that there are a lot of problems which may happen to your nails. To know if it is just…

Wheat Allergies: Signs and Symptoms

We eat so many wheat products each day that it’s hard to imagine how anyone with a wheat allergy could manage to live a normal life. But many wheat allergy sufferers do. That’s because they took the time to understand their condition, recognize the ways it manifests, and seek out wheat alternatives to replace the…

Effexor – One of the Best Anti-depressant Known in the Treatment of Depression

Effexor is a prescription medicine that is licensed to treat depression in adults. It is a new class of anti-depressant medications that affects chemical messengers within the brain. These chemical messengers are called neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, and nor epinephrine. Neurotransmitters are manufactured by nerve cells and are released by the cells. The neurotransmitters…