Medical Articles

How to Recognise End Stage Liver Failure

When liver disease progresses to the point that the organ no longer can produce important proteins or complete its metabolic functions in the body, then the end stage of liver failure has been reached. When this happens there is not much that can be done and if failure occurs, then it is in the majority…

Overcome the Fear of Vomiting With Hypnosis

Do you avoid food or drink, because you are afraid they could make you vomit? Do you refuse to start a family because you are afraid of morning sickness? Do you avoid going to hospitals or visiting sick family members because you may see someone throw up? If so, you have emetophobia or a fear…

Food Contamination – What's Really Covered?

Insurance carriers offering restaurant insurance have specialized endorsements specifically tailored to the restaurant industry. Food Contamination is a generic term used in many of these endorsements. A close inspection of the policy provisions will reveal that the first party coverage (your income, your property) provided for food contamination can differ significantly from one insurance carrier…

Chair Massage and Stomach Ulcers

Controlling stress when you have a stomach ulcer is a necessary part of the recovery process and can be effectively managed with a chair massage. A gastric or peptic ulcer is a painful condition caused by the inflammation and subsequent erosion of the stomach lining and can also occur in the intestinal tract. It has…

Antioxidants, Acids, Alkali and Cancer

In my previous articles on cancer, I did not discuss the role of acids, bases and antioxidants in detail. But with the current hype about the miraculous nature of basic water, antioxidant foods and drugs, I feel compelled to step in and set the records straight with currently available medical literature. The efficacy of acids,…

Antioxidants, Acids, Alkali and Cancer

In my previous articles on cancer, I did not discuss the role of acids, bases and antioxidants in detail. But with the current hype about the miraculous nature of basic water, antioxidant foods and drugs, I feel compelled to step in and set the records straight with currently available medical literature. The efficacy of acids,…

Top 10 Symptoms of Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium that lives in the stomach and small intestine of humans and some animals. It can cause a vast array of symptoms both in the digestive system and in other parts of the body. Drs Robin Warren and Barry Marshall won the Nobel Prize for Physiology & Medicine when…

Common Causes of Cellulitis

Natural flora of our body includes some types of bacteria. These bacteria thrive inside and outside the human body without causing harm if they stay in their rightful place and maintain normal numbers. In some instances, we accidentally acquire cuts and breaks in the skin that causes unwanted skin openings. These cuts or scrapes allow…

NSAIDs Side Effects

Celebrex Side Effects Considering any possible Celebrex side effects is very important, when we decide whether to have a treatment with this medicine. Celebrex is mostly used to treat symptoms of: osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, other pains that can appear after having a surgery, tooth extractions, menstrual cramps, but it can also be prescribed…

Immediate Recovery After a Heart Attack

If a loved one has had a heart attack, then the time that they are in the hospital is undoubtedly a difficult one and also a time of anxiety. But then the discharge looms and you both feel very confident about your loved one coming home. You feel that they will be able to recuperate…

Top 3 Heart Disease Risk Factors

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a risk factor as, "a characteristic, condition, or behavior, such as high blood pressure or smoking, that increases the possibility of disease or injury." Basically the more heart disease risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop a health condition like coronary heart disease. While the list…

Terrible Virtue by Ellen Feldman: A Review

Two words describe Ellen Feldman’s historical fiction novel about Margaret Sanger: Relevant and controversial. Margaret Sanger fought a fight for the good of downtrodden women, all the while leading a personal life open to question. It is well known that American women had few rights in 1900. Because of social convention, fears of pregnancy hovered…