Medical Articles

The Symptoms of a Hormone Imbalance and What You Can Do About It

Many women feel that painful periods, irritability, bloating, breast swelling and tenderness are all a normal part of menstruation. Whilst these symptoms are extremely common among women, they are not normal. A healthy menstrual cycle should ideally be pain and symptom free. Unfortunately, in today’s society, hormonal imbalance and premenstrual tension are commonplace and more…

A New Strategy For Reversing Diabetes

Diabetics are deficient in a key hormone involved in regulating blood sugar levels. The hormone, called amylin, is normally secreted by the pancreas to help regulate the interaction between blood sugar, insulin, and glucagon. It plays a critical role in minimizing blood sugar spikes after eating through three primary mechanisms. Mimicking the effects of amylin…

Bipolar Disorder In A Nutshell

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness, is one of several disorders known as mood disorders. Mania and depression alone or in combination are the hallmarks of the mood disorders. Mania is characterized by a feeling of euphoria in which the individual has grandiose ideas, exhibits boundless energy, needs little sleep, and exhibits great self-assurance. While…

Who, What, Where is a Wen?

Mimi: Your boyfriend probably has a Sebaceous Cyst. The old name was a Wen. Each hair follicle has a sebaceous (oil) gland attached to it. The oil should pour into the hair follicle and wick up the hair shaft to keep the hair shiny and lubricate the skin. If the follicle or pore gets clogged,…

Scoliosis Bracing – Potential Side Effects With Use of Boston Brace

Numerous recent studies have challenged the use of spinal bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis as a nonsurgical treatment strategy to prevent curve progression mainly due to lack of empirical evidence supporting its long term effectiveness and also due to psychological problems directly attributed to scoliosis brace wear. The most common scoliosis brace utilized in the…