Medical Articles

What is an Ulcer?

An ulcer is a sore on the lining of your digestive tract, which consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (the first part of the intestines) and intestines. Ulcers cause a gnawing or burning pain in your stomach. However, most people who have stomach pain don’t have an ulcer. Your doctor may use tests to decide…

Gastritis – 3 Basic Tips to Avoid It

Are you suffering from gastritis? Well, this kind of disease condition has been a health problem all over the world. Regardless of age, various people are not exempted in experiencing such disease. When we suffer of some kind of health problem, such as gastritis, we tend to neglect it, and think that it is just…

Healing Inflammation With Essential Oils

Most dedicated athletes are willing to try anything within reason (a very flexible term in itself) to overcome injury so that they may resume training and/or competition. ‘Rest’ is never what they want to hear – they want to get right back into the swing of things. The more common injuries – tendonitis, strains and…

Home Remedies for Water Retention

A tendency toward water retention indicates a weakness in the adrenals/kidneys, the circulatory system or possibly the heart. Fluid retention or bloat that seems to be a menopausal and premenstrual problem is easily remedied, says Susun Weed. She notes “If you tend to bloat, the kidneys must work very hard, and become fatigued. In this…

Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Chest Pains

A mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVPS) patient is very aware of his/her heart beats. Of the many MVPS symptoms, a variety of chest pain is one most frightening to the patient. PALPITATIONS: Palpitations caused by MVPS are harmless. They can feel as though the heart skipped a beat, like the heart flipped back and forth,…

Ischemic Colitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

Ischemic colitis involves an area of inflammation caused by interference with the blood flow to the colon. Most of the classifications of intestinal ischemia in the literature are based on the major causative factors. This is a potentially serious condition and requires care from your doctor. Patients may present with colicky abdominal pain, which becomes…

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Heart attack symptoms for women, you know, the typical chest pain (which also applies to men), isn’t always the most noticeable in women. You’d be wondering: A heart attack is a heart attack, does it matter whether it happens to a man or a woman? Why talk about heart attack symptoms specific to women? Symptoms…

Heart disease, methods of treatment and causes of disease

Overview According to statistics, deaths from diseases of the cardiovascular system in the world growing all the time. Study the causes of these diseases has shown that some of them due to infection, others have a hereditary or congenital nature. However, the largest group of diseases largely an addictions and the consequences of poor lifestyle…

Tuberculosis – Emerging Diagnostic Methods

TUBERCULOSIS – EMERGING DIAGNOSTIC METHODS. Challenges Ahead. (Role of Clinical Microbiology Laboratories) Importance of Microscopy: Smear examination for the detection of Acid fast bacilli continues to be the gold standard in Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. In spite of several inadequacies, Microscopy for AFB detection is economical, specific and the man power can be trained easily. The…

How Does Hair Grow?

Many people agonize over the growth rate of their hair. Let’s face it, nothing grows out slower than a bad haircut! What most people don’t realize though, is that your hair is constantly going through 3 stages of growth. Once a hair falls out, it doesn’t mean that that’s it for that particular spot where…

Causes of Pneumonia, Symptoms and Treatment

Pneumonia is a common but potentially deadly inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by an infection. When the air sacs in the lungs become infected, pus and other liquid fill them, making it difficult to breathe and difficult for oxygen to reach your blood. Pneumonia can affect a single section of your lungs, in which…

Relevant Cure for Pleurisy and Pleural Effusion

When you breathe normally, the lungs expand and contract easily and rhythmically inside your rib cage. Each lung is enclosed in a moist, smooth, two-layered membrane, which is called a pleura. The pleura lubricates the moving parts of the lungs and makes breathing easier. The outer layer of the pleura lines the rib cage. Between…

Causes of Chest Pain

Everyone at some point in their lives will experience chest pain and some times its severe chest pain. Your chest covers a large part of your body and there is alot of territory there, so to speak. It also contains most of your bodies vital organs. These vital organs in your chest, are protected by…