Medical Articles

Herniated Disc in Back – Symptoms and Stages

A herniated disc in back appears when the annulus fibrosus or outer fibrous ring of a lumbar intervertebral disc is ripped by several problems prompting the nucleus pulposus or the soft central portion of the disc to bulge out. Even in the absence of nerve root compression, the discharge of inflammatory chemical mediators called tumor-necrosis…

Massages And Facials Are Closer Than You Think

In all neighborhood at Massage Envy. Now it’s easy to be a part of wellness plan. So what makes the massage with health has to do? Stress takes a toll on the body and mind. But with regular massage, you can enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The long-term effects may include increased circulation, improved flexibility and…

How to Stop a Sore Throat at the First Sign

You are just going through your day minding your own business when you get an odd sensation, a feeling in your throat, a tingle, or a tickle.  You force a swallow down, trying to push it away, willing it to go away, because you just don’t have time to deal with this right now. After…

Tonsil Stones and Salt Water

Those who are suffering from persistent halitosis or bad breath might look for various possibilities in order to remove or get rid of tonsil stones.  Tonsil stones are nothing but hardened mucous, whitish lumps, tiny food substances, dead cells and bacteria combined together and attaching themselves to the crevasses of the throat or tonsils.  Bacteria…

Peanut Butter for the Diabetic

I am constantly surprised by the number of diabetics who are unaware that simple peanut butter is a great protein source that is beneficial in a diabetics diet.  And once I mention it they usually look at me like I am crazy and say, “but what about fat and cholesterol?”  Remember to eat everything in a…

How I Stopped The No-See-Um Itch!

There were no bugs at Beaver Dam Creek. Another Friday night of fishing had begun and there wasn’t a mosquito in sight as I set up my lawn chair about 3 feet from the river.  The sun was going down and the reflections from the water were scattered splotches of red, green, yellow and gold.…

Sunburn and Psoriasis

Probably almost every human being has at least once in their life experienced a sun burn. What starts as a pleasant lying on the beach, working in the garden or staying out in the soothing warm rays of the sun can in a few hours turn into an unpleasant and painful burn of the skin.…

Yeast Infections of the Skin

Yeast is a fungus and can infect both the skin and the internal organs. When yeast infects the skin, it is known as cutaneous Candidiasis. Candida is opportunistic yeast (it infects the body when it gets a chance). Candida is a normal resident in the mouth and vagina. It is normally held in check by…

Post Concussion Syndrome

Post concussion syndrome (PCS) is an often misunderstood disorder which affects survivors of mild to moderate brain injury. It consists of a combination of symptoms which can last for months or even years. PCS can include physical, cognitive, and/or emotional impairment. Its effect on mood and behavior can be frightening and frustrating for victims and…

Depression- What is it?

Depression means having constant feelings of sadness and hopelessness. Someone who is depressed is said to experience the following symptoms: loss of interest in social activities, a dramatic change in his/her appetite, leading to conspicuous weight gain or weight loss, sleeping  much more or much less than normal, or  having difficulty getting to sleep or…

How To Overcome Anxiety Panic Attacks

Anxiety panic disorder is a very disabling condition that can interfere with your daily life. It can interfere during driving, when speaking in public or when doing simple tasks like shopping. To improve the quality of your life you need to know how to overcome anxiety panic attacks. Here are some tips on how to…