Medical Articles

Understanding Stress – Part 2

Different Types of Stress Most people think that stress is always bad. Nothing can be far from truth! A little stress is absolutely necessary for our survival in this highly competitive world! Thus, we can classify stress into two groups: Eustress: This is the good stress which helps us to improve our performance. For example,…

Fasting And Bad Breath

Halitosis, or bad breath, is commonly experienced by almost every single person around. While few experience it occasionally, some people have it on a regular basis. It causes humiliation to those suffering from the condition especially when the person is in close proximity to someone else. For those who are fasting, bad breath is a…

Shedding Light on Lupus

Lupus is a disease that attacks thousands of Americans yearly. Most of its victims are women of childbearing age. “Lupus occurs more frequently in women than it does in men, though it isn’t clear why. Four types of lupus exist – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus and neonatal lupus. Of…

What is Secondary Lymphedema?

Swelling caused due to pooling of lymph fluids is known as lymphedema. It is usually the result of an injury to the lymphatic system or happens on account of its dysfunction. Primary and secondary lymphedema are the two types of the condition. Secondary lymphedema is an acquired condition, usually as a result of surgery to…

Birth Control Rings

Birth control rings are becoming more and more popular of late as an effective, easy-to-use alternative to more traditional forms of birth control such as the combined and mini pill. If used properly, they can be very effective at preventing pregnancy; however, as with every type of contraceptive there are caveats and side effects. Here's…

How To Avoid A Heart Attack

The coronary artery is the main blood vessel that supplies the heart muscles with blood, nutrients and oxygen which it needs to function. When fat droplets contained in the blood deposits on the walls of the coronary artery over an extended period of time this can cause the artery to narrow or constrict. If constriction…

Tired Legs and a Coming Heart Attack

Tired legs are often a sign of a serious silent heart attack that may sadly be coming. This is a serious and deadly warning. Do not wait with this illness as it can take your life. Heavy legs are a sign of a circulation problem and the circulation is the key to the heart. This…

Diseases Spread by Flies

Not only are flies a nuisance when they are around the home but they do also bring diseases with them both to human beings and domestic animals. Over the years, flies have been said to be spreading diseases like malaria, typhoid fever, anthrax, leprosy, cholera, conjunctivitis, tuberculosis, dysentery and diarrhea in human animals. They cause…

Self Care Tips for Treating Fibroid Tumors in Uterus

Fibroid tumors in uterus are one of the reasons for a large number of women undergoing hysterectomy these days. Not all women with fibroids need to have this surgery to get rid of fibroids. In case the fibroid tumors are small in size and numbers efforts can be made to shrink fibroids naturally instead of…

Natural Treatment for Pneumonia Using Salt Therapy

Affecting over millions each year, pneumonia is still one of the most serious sicknesses there and should not be taken lightly. Pneumonia is an infection in either one or both of the lungs that causes the germs inhaled to settle in the air sacs, also known as alveoli, in your lungs. The alveoli will begin…

When Exercising Right Looks Wrong II

Enter any health club and a concept is very similar, the same exercise performed again and again. Crowded floor space taken up by machines designed to make exercise easier, and a thought process called 'gym science' which involves no science at all. My last article touched on some of the thought processes or lack of…

Natural Cure for Joint Pains and Osteoarthritis

If you are currently suffering from joint pains, osteoporosis and other joint-related diseases, then you are part of the 140-million statistics in the United States. According to a study conducted by Maryland Medical Center, osteoarthritis or a condition wherein a joint cartilage degenerates is common among individuals reaching the age of 45 and this condition…