Medical Articles

Hepatitis – C and Alcohol Abuse

Considering that more than five million Americans have hepatitis B or C, both illnesses that can destroy the liver and which kill thousands of people each year, it’s clear that the little discussed organ’s time in the public spotlight has arrived. Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a blood-borne disease, which means that it can be…

What Do You Know About Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones have been found throughout history. Scientists found evidence of kidney stones in a 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Kidney stones can also be called renal stones, renal calculi, or by the medical names nephrolithiasis and urolithiasis. Kidney stones (calculi) are solid or semi-solid mineral-like substances occurring in the urinary tract. The urinary tract consists of…

Fear of Vomiting

Emetophobia is the persistent and extreme fear of throwing up in public. No matter how much reassurance an emetophobic person receives, fear of vomiting persists. Emetophobics may rarely vomit anywhere, however the fear remains. Emetophobia includes the following signs and symptoms: • Refusal to eat in public. • Not drinking alcohol for fear of vomiting.…

Catering Food With Care

Last week it was my Son’s birthday and we planned to take the kids for a picnic to the lakeside park. We decided to make a salad and pack some sandwiches & drinks for the picnic. We prepared the sandwiches at night and took along with us for the morning trip. By mid-day we were…

Stress is Not to Blame For Stomach Ulcers

For many years,  ulcers  were blamed on stress, unhealthy lifestyle or too much spicy food. Today, doctors know the true cause of this painful digestive order. You may not always be able to control whether or not you will suffer from  ulcers , but you can find successful treatment, both from your doctor and at home.…

What Is Betaine?

Betaine (AKA: glycine betaine) is a substance that was originally found in sugar beets. It is quite useful in preventing diseases of the heart and liver, and it is also helpful as a digestive aid. Betaine is also very helpful in supporting a healthy metabolism and assists people in gaining muscle weight rather than gaining…

Knowing Angioedema

Angioedema, which is also called by others as Quincke’s   edema , is the swelling occurring in the tissue under the skin’s surface. The skin ailment is usually an allergic reaction to a medication or food. Occurrence of Angioedema should also be given proper attention and focus because it may indicate an underlying condition of more serious…

Why Coconut Oil is Good For You

Coconut oil is a saturated type of fat. Below 76F it is solid and above this temperature it is liquid. The family of saturated fats also include real butter, lard and palm oil. Saturated fats have been wrongly accused of being responsible for atherosclerosis, heart attacks and cardiovascular disease in general. The confusion started when…

Signs of a Heart Attack

If you suspect that you are having a heart attack, it is vital to act on time to avoid serious consequences. Dial 911 immediately to avoid potential death or permanent disability. Heart attacks are a life threatening situation, and every split second matters. If any of the signs listed below are displayed, then it is…

Kidney and Heart Disease – Consequences

Heart disease itself is a serious medical concern. When kidney and heart disease occur in combination, the challenge is even greater. Kidney and heart disease may begin separately, and then progress together, becoming one disease. Heart disease may also spark the beginning of kidney disease. Whichever occurs first, kidney and heart disease affect each other’s…

Miracle Mineral Supplement Explained

In middle 1996, deep inside the mining jungles of South America, a United States scientist, named Jim Humble, made a breakthrough discovery… A discovery that would shift the course of human health history forever. Out of one small mining team’s fight for survival, came a simple, yet all-prevailing remedy for nearly every pathogen-borne disease recognized…