Medical Articles

Cracks in the Corner of the Mouth

What is Angular Cheilitis? Cheilitis is a fairly common skin problem that affects the lip area of the face. It is found at the corner of the mouth at the lip and facial skin junction. It is an inflammatory cut occurring at the corners or sides of mouth. It is marked with red, crusty rashes…

Loratadine 10mg and Treating Seasonal Allergies

Loratadine is for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and sometimes by those who suffer from skin allergies by diminishing symptoms like watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy nose and throat without the drowsiness that comes with traditional antihistamines. The most common dosage is one loratadine 10mg pill per 24 hour period. When you…

Life and Death Symptoms of Cortisol Hormone Imbalance

When cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands is not produced properly, there could be different effects on the individual. Hypercortisolism or hypocortisolism can progress and become life-threatening so immediate detection and treatment is important. Find out more about the symptoms of cortisol hormone imbalance to know the right methods of approach. Hypocortisolism Hypocortisolism…

Social Anxiety Disorder: The Major Cause of Being Anti-Social

If you have an overwhelming feeling or self-consciousness and anxiety in social settings that most people are fine in then you might have social phobia, otherwise known as social anxiety disorder. People suffering from this disorder feel like they are being judged and watched intensely by others and think that they think horrible thoughts about…

What You Should Consider Before Taking Ambien

Ambien, a prescription drug, is the brand name for zolpidem that is used to help treat insomnia. Ambien is a sleeping pill in a specific classification of drugs known as hypnotics or sedatives. Studies show that insomnia is caused by an imbalance of chemicals in your brain. Ambien works to induce relaxation and sleep in…

An Introduction to Acrylic Nails

Artificial nails are also called acrylic nails because these aren’t naturally grown on the top of our fingers. If you cannot grow your own fingernails, you can resort to using acrylic nails and enjoy good looking nails for special occasions or even daily wear. These nails give unnatural length to short and brittle nails. They…

Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts – It May Never Cease

An ovarian cyst is a closed baglike mass that forms inside the ovary. An ovarian cyst develops during menstrual cycle. Most cysts work as part of the menstruation process – and these are called functional cysts. They occur during ovulation and they also disappear after a period of time. Simple cyst contains liquid or solid…

Vaginal Discharge Odor – Every Woman’s Worst Nightmare

Vaginal discharge odor can be embarrassing and masking it with scented soap and underwear, or applying douches can make matters worse. Take heart, there is a cure for this upsetting condition. What Causes Vaginal Discharge Odor? Normally a healthy woman has vaginal discharges. The smell has a musky scent but a fishy smell that indicates infection inside…

What Are Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC)?

Peripheral blood mononuclear cells, which are also called PBMCs or PB-MNCs, are blood cells that have round nuclei. They are critical to immune system functioning; they fight infection and foreign intruders in the body. Lymphocytes, monocytes and phagocytes are three examples of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Lymphocytes are white blood cells found in the immune…

Obesity and Ovarian Cysts

There is an epidemic of obesity in America. In conjunction with obesity, there is a rise in ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer also. Woman who develop ovariancysts after menopause are usually at higher risk for ovarian cancer. This is due to higher amounts of “bad estrogen” known as estradiol. Even though the general levels of…