Medical Articles

Are Acid Reflux and Diarrhea Related?

A significant number of people who have acid reflux disease also claim to suffer from frequent IBS or irritable bowel symptoms. But is this coincidence or connection. The answer is there does appear to be a connection. There is at least one affiliation between acid reflux and diarrhea, and there could be more. In this…

H Pylori Infection Causes Gastritis

My Mother died aged just 60. When doctors performed her autopsy, they reported that she had been suffering severe gastritis and bleeding of the stomach and small intestine. In ten years of medical care, nobody had bothered to check her stomach for the presence of damage. My Mother died as a result of septicemia: an…

Tips To Prepare Your Body For The K2 Adventure

Whether you are planning a trek to K2 base camp or want to put your mountaineering passion to the test by attempting to climb the second highest mountain on earth, you’ll have to prepare yourself to fight against all odds of nature. Climbing the highest mountain in Pakistan or trekking to its base camp is…

VO2 Max: A Measure of Cardio Respiratory Fitness

Introduction Assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness is important for both athletes as well as the members of the general population. In athletes for apparent reasons. While in general population, VO2 max can be used to predict subsequent development of cardiovascular disease. Thus, VO2 max studies can be used for prevention, both primary as well as secondary,…

Heart Attack Treatment

Heart Attacks are a major cause of death among Americans. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) a person is 11 times more likely to succumb to a heart attack than cancer, which is the second major cause of death. It's a fact, heart attacks due to heart disease remains a leading cause of death,…

Preventing Heart Disease: What to Eat

About 12.6 million Americans currently have heart disease. 1.1 million Americans will experience a serious heart event this year. One in four Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Every 34 seconds one American will die as a result of cardiovascular disease. No other disease claims as many women's lives as cardiovascular disease. One American…

MDR and XDR Tuberculosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is defined as tuberculosis infection that is resistant to Isoniazid and Rifampicin, the two most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs. MDR-TB usually results from missed doses, inappropriate therapy or incomplete TB treatment. Such patients need to be treated with at least five anti-TB drugs for at least 18-24 months. This second-line treatment…

Can You Die From Walking Pneumonia?

Walking pneumonia is not a serious infection and is never life threatening by itself. Hence, it is not possible for a person to die from walking pneumonia. The illness is caused by bacteria called Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which is a small microscopic organism. It is characterized by a mild infection of the lungs. However, the symptoms…

What Are the Most Common Pleurisy Causes?

The pleura is made up to two layers of thin, firm tissue that serves as a lining for the lining for the lungs. The first layer is the visceral pleura, which serves as a covering for the lungs. The parietal pleura covers the inner wall of the chest, lubricated by the pleural fluid. Pleurisy is…

The Truth About Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a misunderstood illness, and I hope to dispel some myths with the publication of this article. Perhaps the first thing to note is that the majority of people are infected with one strain of herpes – HSV 1, also known as the common cold sore! Of course it has less of a…

What Causes TMJ Dysfunction?

TMJ Dysfunction is a common, often misdiagnosed pathology and is often called “The Great Impostor” because of the many symptoms that can arise it. TMJ Dysfunction (or TMD) is the general term for the symptoms of abnormal joint function. Some TMJ symptoms include: ringing of the ears Tinnitus headaches facial and muscle pain popping or…

Shoulder Injuries in Sportsmen in India

The shoulder joint is one of the five major areas of the body involved in sports injuries. Sportsmen who over use the shoulder in throwing or overhead activities as in cricket bowlers, volleyball, Javelin throw, after a fall, gymnasts are all at risk of developing shoulder injuries. It can be injured to falls on the…