Medical Articles

Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that mainly effects women aged 15 to 44. However, anyone can be struck with this ailment. It isn’t contagious and develops when a person’s immune system cannot fight off foreign invaders. There are many symptoms of Lupus. Extreme fatigue is the most common symptom. There is also a butterfly shaped…

The Anatomy of the Heart

Why talk about the heart from a medical point of view? How boring, unless you’re a doctor that is. Right? Not necessarily. By looking at the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart from a doctor’s perspective, we gain a unique privilege. We get to evaluate that perspective. Once we understand the underlying basis of…

Junk Food Impact on Health

The famous microbiologist Dr. Michael F. Jacobson coined the phrase “Junk Food” in 1972 to describe unhealthy or non-nutritious food. It contains little or zero nutritious value to the diet – too much unnecessary calories and fat which are useless and harmful to human health. Junk food has been a part of the American society…

Cholesterol’s Correlation to Heart Disease

Is there a cholesterol correlation to heart disease? Most research seems to confirm this claim. After all heart disease is caused by plaque deposits in the arteries, made up or cholesterol, dead cells, and calcium. If not addressed plaque deposits will continue to accumulate causing the arteries to become less flexible and reducing blood flow…

Clinical Examination in Respiratory Disorders

Cough with or without expectoration, chest pain, dyspnea and hemoptysis are the most frequent respiratory symptoms. Cough with expectoration is a prominent symptom in inflammatory lesions such as bronchitis and pneumonia or in irritative and allergic lesions of the respiratory tract. Pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis and early stages of bronchitis give rise to cough without expectoration.…

Starting Dreadlocks: What Method Is Best for You?

There are a variety of methods used to start dreadlocks. The method and size selected mostly depends on the texture and length of the hair. Other variables that affect the lock starting technique include hair’s thickness, fullness, and versatility desired. The methods discussed in the article give you insight into the most popular methods used…

Alternative Treatment of Brain Tumor – The Banerji Protocol of Treatment

Dr. Prasanta Banerji and Dr. Pratip Banerji of the Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, Kolkata, India (PBHRF), have pioneered in evolving an unique system of treatment in Homeopathy, where specific medicines are administered for specific diseases. This is something different from Classical Homeopathy. Diseases are diagnosed using latest technologies, and medicines are prescribed accordingly. Aptly…

Never Walk With Pneumonia – Treat It

You definitely have heard of Pneumonia. Long ago, it killed a lot of people. Thanks to technology, though, you can now prevent and treat the illness. But what about Walking Pneumonia? Have you heard of it? What is Walking Pneumonia? It is the common term used for the milder version of Pneumonia that usually does…

Natural Remedy for Herpes

There are millions of sufferers across the globe, of the herpes simplex viruses HS1 & HS2, who would dearly love to learn of an effective treatment, or better yet, cure for these distressing conditions. The most common strain of the herpes virus, HS1, is herpes labialis, which gives rise to what is better known as…

Understanding When Bronchitis Treatment is Necessary

Many patients who suffer from respiratory conditions are diagnosed with bronchitis. Bronchitis is a very common respiratory illness and it can occur in anyone, regardless of age. However, bronchitis has a higher incidence in smokers, people with respiratory insufficiency and people with weak immune system. The problem with bronchitis is that it generates symptoms that…

How Chiropractic Adjustments Work

Chiropractic Physicians are highly trained to detect and treat problems in the spinal joints and other joints of the body. When spinal bones become misaligned, they can also affect other tissues in and around the joints. This might include muscles, ligaments, nerves, discs and soft tissue. Misaligned joints are referred to by health care professionals…

Common Shoulder Problems

Basic Anatomy of Shoulder The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. It is made up of three bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), wing bone (scapula) and collarbone (clavicle). The shoulder ball fits into the small socket (glenoid) The glenoid is surrounded by a soft cartilage lip (labrum), which deepens the socket. The upper…

Health – What is Osteopenia?

Osteopenia is considered the first step along the road to osteoporosis, a serious condition in which bone density is extremely low. Osteopenia, if not treated, may result in osteoporosis. Osteopenia encompasses a wide range of fracture risks including age, bone mineral density, and clinical risk factors. Osteopenia, the milder bone-loss disease, is less well known…