Medical Articles

Symptoms of Gout – Pre-Symptoms of Hyperuricemia

The common symptom of gout is the sudden swelling of the big toe, especially in the middle of the cold night when you are sleeping soundly. This inflamed toe gives the awful painful sensation that is unbearable. For those who experience a gout attack for the very first time, it is usually mistaken as a…

The Pros and Cons of Using A Neti Pot for Nasal Irrigation

Many people suffer chronic sinus pain and allergies. There are many causes of such conditions, like stress, infection, pollution, dry nasal passage or sometimes it’s because the nasal passages are too small. Whatever the cause, one thing’s for sure – living with constant nasal problems is not easy. There’s medication that can be taken, but…

Curing a Woman’s Vaginal Yeast Infection In 5 Easy Ways

A woman’s vaginal yeast infection also called Yeast Vaginitis or Vaginal Candidiasis is one of the most common discomforts many females face and suffer each day. Throughout the country there are many endless sleepless nights due to this infection. How many more nights of itching do you need to go through before you finally get…

Heroin – 5 Things You Need to Know

What is Heroin? Heroin is a drug that is used to diminish pain in a medical context, however, it is used and abused for its recreational effects of sedation, muscle relaxation, pain relief, and euphoria. Heroin is a depressant, and like other depressants and opiates (OxyCotin, OxyCodone) can cause serious physical dependence. If you or…

Reflexology and Edema

What is edema (also spelled oedema), anyway? Well, it’s an observable swelling that comes from a fluid accumulation in body tissues. And, edema most commonly occurs in the feet and legs, where it’s referred to as peripheral edema. The swelling is the result of the accumulation of excess fluid under the skin in the spaces…

Registered Nuts – A Night in the Life of an ER Nurse

I’ve ceased with the pre-shift ritual of meditating in my parked truck along with a soothing piece of music. No more prayers to God en route to work asking for more patience, more humanity, more understanding. I have accepted the fact that it will be no different than any other night in the Emergency Department,…

What is a "Normal" Bowel Movement?

With every new exam I ask the same question… “How many bowel movements do you have each day? Do you see any mucous, blood, diarrhea or constipation?” Feces, crap, stools, shit, poop, manure, BM, #2, dung, droppings, and bowel contents are all the same thing. I use all these terms as sometimes my clients don’t…

Celebrity Out-Of-Body Experiences – 3 Fascinating Cases

Reading or hearing about out-of-body experiences is a fascinating hobby; but hearing about the out-of-body experiences of celebrities is much more exciting. Some famous celebrities have not only had an OOBE when they were in the very jaws of death, but have also survived to relate the story to others. Many celebrities shared their out-of-body…

Relief and Preventive Remedies for Acid Reflux Disease

Do you always feel a burning sensation on the area near your chest especially after a meal? If you do so, you might have acid reflux disease. This disease, also called heartburn, is the flowing back of the stomach acid upwards to the esophagus and sometimes to the mouth. Nearly every American adult experiences this…

GERD Diet – What it Can Do For You and Your Heartburn

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common disorder and millions of people across the globe have been suffering from this disease, which is caused when the stomach contents along with the digestive acids in the stomach reflux back into the esophagus. Apart from drug therapy and lifestyle modifications, doctors also recommend using the correct…

Diosmin for Circulation & Vein Benefits

Believe it or not, there is a natural ingredient from Europe that can help change the way your legs feel and the way you feel about the circulation in your legs. Whether we realize it or not, the circulation in our legs can have a huge influence on how we feel and what we do…

You Can Eliminate Statin Drug Side Effects

I have some great news for the millions of people that take cholesterol- lowering drugs and have statin drug side effects as a result. As most of you know, studies have shown that the class of drugs known as statins effectively lowers cholesterol, and for about one in 33 users, lowers the chances of having…

5 Fantastic Benefits of Polyunsaturated Fats

There are two main types of polyunsaturated fat; omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) and omega 6 EFAs. The health benefits of this type of fat (particularly omega 3s) have been well publicised in recent years with more and more research revealing the nutritional value of oily fish. In this article I am going to…