Medical Articles

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

Trust me, till I was done with three quarters of this book, I wasn’t really too impressed. I would have given it 3 stars at most and not think about recommending it to anybody. I mean, I could relate to Holden’s angst at the hypocrisy of adults, the painful small talk of all the “phony”…

Heal Yourself With the Tissue Salts

How does your body heal itself? I guess we all sort of know that our bodies are self generating, self repairing mechanisms, but we seem to lose sight of that for a lot of the time. We are constantly getting the messages that we need this pain relief and that drug. Maybe what we really…

Dog Health Problems: Bone Diseases That Haunt Your Rottweiler

Rottweilers are calm, steadfast canines that do not get friendly with strangers. Rottweilers are inclined to a number of joint and bones problems. Here is a list of bone and joint diseases that affect the Rottweiler and their symptoms. 1. Hip Dysplasia This is a genetically inherited disease that affects Rottweilers. Along with genes, over-vaccination…

Can Osteopaths Treat Indigestion?

Indigestion is a condition that many people suffer from. It is very common therefore you should not really be too worried if you have it. However, if the episodes appear frequently, you need to start consulting a doctor to confirm your condition. The question is what kind of doctor should you consult? Many people would…

20 Environment-Related Diseases

There is a strong link between environmental degradation and public health. The occurrence of these diseases are on the increase as environmental degradation worsens. Below are 26 diseases and ailments related to the environment. Allergies and Asthma Many people today suffer from allergies; sneezing, with running noses and itching eyes from pollen, dust and other…

Tuberous Breast: Get To Know More About It

It is the dream of every woman to get the most perfect boobs in order to feel confident about her body. Because more attention is given to large breasts (just look at magazines, TV, or movies), breast shape, size, proportion and symmetry play a unique role in every woman’s sense of physical balance, confidence, and…

Lower Back Lumbar Disc Herniations

One of the more common problems of the lumbar spine is a herniated disc. The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called “vertebrae.” The disc is a combination of strong connective tissues which hold one vertebra to the next and acts as a cushion between the vertebrae. The disc is made…

What Food Will Get Rid of Phlegm?

Phlegm is a thick mucus or gel that blocks your throat and nasal passages, usually when there is a viral or bacterial infection in the respiratory system. Your body produces phlegm when there are excessive toxins in your body. The natural reaction is to try to cough it out. However excessive coughing can damage the…

Natural Cures for Diabetes Insipidus

A Guide to Diabetes Insipidus Diabetes insipidus is referred as a condition where the kidneys fail to conserve water. It is a rare disorder that leads to frequent urination. For making up the lost water, a diabetic may feel the requirement of drinking large amounts of water and as a result urinate frequently, at night…

Does the Lap Band Cause Shortness of Breath?

It is estimated that there are approximately 300,000 premature deaths associated with obesity annually (CDC) in the United States as a result of obesity and its accompanying health conditions. The health risks associated with obesity can include: high blood pressure, diabetes, higher risk of a heart attack or stroke, formation of blood clots, breathing problems,…

Shingles Treatment

Anyone who has had the shingles disease or who has known anyone suffering from the shingles disease knows how painful and debilitating an outbreak of shingle is. Even if you haven’t had shingles yourself, or known anyone with the disease, you probably can remember the maddening itch of your childhood case of chickenpox and the…

Pulsed Lavage

Continuing our series on adjunctive therapies, this week we will examine the use of pulsed lavage in wound care. Treatment Overview Pulsed lavage (pulsatile jet lavage) is mechanical water therapy used to assist in debriding wounds of necrotic tissue. It utilizes a pressurized pulsed solution, sometimes in conjunction with suction, to help rid the wound…