Medical Articles

Why N-acetyl-cysteine can help dry eye

Dry eye syndrome occurs when there is inadequate lubrication of your cornea. This is due to decreased tear production or substandard quality of the tears, which results in abnormally fast or rapid destruction of the tear film. The tear film normally has three constituents: a lipid (fat) outer layer secreted by the meibomian glands; an…

Fertility Drugs Help Women Conceive Faster

Many couples who have had trouble trying to conceive because of fertility problems have turned to infertility treatments with great success. There are many options to choose from including tubal surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination, and others. The most common infertility treatment, however, involves hormone regulation through fertility drugs. In fact, fertility drugs…

Treatment Options for Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, jelly-like overgrowths occurring in the lining of sinuses. They appear as grayish grape-like mass in the nasal cavity. Polyps in the nose and sinuses are rarely malignant. But large polyps can cause nasal blockage, making it hard to breathe. Even so, most nasal polyp problems can be helped. Nasal polyps occur…

Cyst – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A cyst is a closed sac-like structure that is not a normal part of the tissue where it is found. Cysts are common and can occur anywhere in the body in people of any age. Cysts usually contain a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance. Cysts vary in size; they may be detectable only under a…

Yeast Infection – Should You Avoid Swimming?

It is very common that people believe a number of fallacies, myths and urban legends just because of hearing some weird stuff from a friend who saw or heard something from another friend. The chain goes on and on until it reaches a point that what started out to be false become accepted as truth.…

Hepatitis B – Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016

GlobalData’s report, “Hepatitis B – Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016” is an essential source of information and analysis on the global hepatitis B market. The report identifies the key trends shaping and driving the global hepatitis B market. The report also provides insight on the prevalent competitive landscape and the emerging players…

Information on Cirrhosis and Causes

The liver, the largest organ in the body, is essential in keeping the body functioning properly. It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood, produces immune agents to control infection, and removes germs and bacteria from the blood. It makes proteins that regulate blood clotting and produces bile to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins.…

The Puke Effect

Today I like to educate you about a phenomenon most of us have experienced before. I became aware of the description through an investment newsletter I receive. In it Jeff Clark describes it. It’s called the Puke Effect. Don’t be mistaken. It doesn’t only apply to investing. It applies to many things and in some…

Food Poisoning – How to Prevent It

Food poisoning can happen all the time, especially if you are not the one in hand when preparing your food. Well, there is always no assurance for that. If you want to prepare your food, you should consider some of the important things. Here are some helpful ways to prevent food poisoning: 1. Consider your…

Interesting Facts About Peptic Ulcers

The peptic ulcer damages the lining of either the stomach or the duodenum.The symptoms of indigestion caused by peptic ulcers may harm a person by a severe pain.They can be treated with medicines, but without treatment serious complications may appear.There are two kinds of peptic ulcers: one is gastric and the other one is duodenal…

The Dangers of Excessive Acid

If you constantly experience exhaustion, headaches and having frequent colds and flu, then that could be it – you have high acid levels in your body. But the ill effects of acidosis in the body don’t stop there; you might be surprised at the wide-ranging types of diseases you could get with dangerous levels of…

Tips on How to Overcome Gastritis

Gastritis is not a disease on its own but a symptom of abnormal digestion. It is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It affects millions of people worldwide. It can be divided into 3 categories: (1) erosive and hemorrhagic gastritis (2) non erosive and nonspecific gastritis (3) specific gastritis indicative…

Information on Hepatomegaly

Hepatomegaly (an enlarged liver) indicates potentially reversible primary or secondary liver disease. This sign may stem from diverse pathophysiologic mechanisms, including dilated hepatic sinusoids (in heart failure), persistently high venous pressure leading to liver congestion (in chronic constrictive pericarditis), dysfunction and engorgement of hepatocytes (in hepatitis), fatty infiltration of parenchymal cells causing fibrous tissue (in…