Medical Articles

How to Overcome Bridge Phobia

Gephyrophobia, also known as bridge phobia, is an unreasoning fear or dread of crossing bridges. There are several reasons for this phobia to exist. In many cases, this is a part of a larger group of phobias, such acrophobia, fear of heights, or a fear of the water. In other cases, this phobia stands alone.…

Diet to Help Eliminate Anxiety

Water There is no quicker way to reduce general anxiety than having good eating and drinking habits. One of the most easily implemented and effective additions to your diet is fresh water. Water is a great quencher of thirst–but more importantly here–It is a helpful tool as an anxiety cure. Nearly every function of the…

How to Overcome Insomnia

 Insomnia  is a condition characterized by difficulty getting to sleep or difficulty staying asleep, or both. Problems with sleep are often associated with many conditions, including medical and psychiatric illnesses. Sometimes  insomnia  can be caused of drug or alcohol abuse. Depending of the type and the causes of  insomnia  there are different treatments. The best…

How Can I Stop Snoring?

Your spouse complains you snore too loudly. People around you tell you they cannot get enough sleep because of your snoring. You are now in a dilemma with your condition and keep asking yourself: how can I stop snoring once and for all? Before you run to the nearest drug store to get an over…

Nail Fungus Laser Treatment – Is It Safe and Effective?

Nail fungus is the most common infection of the nail. It comprises the total fifty percent (50%) of nail abnormalities. Toenails and fingernails are both vulnerable to nail fungus infection. The fungus makes the nail brittle, thick and rough. There are at least fifty to sixty percent American adults who are currently infected with nail…

Caring For a Sprained Ankle

Every day in the USA approximately 25,000 people sprain an ankle. They can be weekend warriors, serious athletes or couch potatoes. Yes, it is possible to sprain an ankle if you take a mis-step rising from the couch. Your bones are held together by tissue fibers called collagen fibers and ligaments, which allow motion of…

Difference Between Botox and Fillers

What are the differences between Botox and Dermal Fillers? Botox (Botulinum toxin A) is a muscle relaxant. It has been use for over 25 years in hospital situations. The muscles most commonly relaxed with Botox for cosmetic reasons, are the frown lines between the eye brows and the laughter lines around the eyes. Relaxing the…

Modifying Pilates For Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Dos and Don’ts Maintenance of bone density is accomplished by long term routine loading on our bones, which will revert to pre-training density when exercise is discontinued. To best maintain what you have and avoid more loss, follow these rules: DO weight bearing exercise on your feet every day. The other day an osteoporotic…

The Food Digestion Process

If you have ever wondered about the food digestion process, here is a general overview of the steps involved. Digestion starts as you chew your food. Saliva mixes with this food and starts the breakdown process. From here, the food goes down the esophagus and enters the stomach, where it is mixed with enzymes, mucus,…

The Hidden Causes of Yeast Infection

It is Candida species that causes yeast infections. There are over 100 naturally occurring species, but only a quarter of them are considered recognized causes of yeast infection, or Candiasis in humans. The most abundant one is Candida albicas, then Candida glabrata, Candida krusei, Candida tropicalis, and Candida parapsilosis. For healthy individuals, the intestines are…

Difficulties in Curing Gastric Ulcer

Stomach  ulcer , also referred to as gastric  ulcer  is a serious disorder that causes open lesions at the level of the stomach. Gastric  ulcer  commonly affects people with ages over 50 and it has the highest incidence in the female gender. Although there are many factors that can lead to the development of gastric  ulcer ,…

Drinks to Avoid in Your Heartburn Diet

One excellent way in controlling your heartburn problem is having a friendly heartburn diet. The types of foods and drinks you have in your current diet could be the heartburn triggers. Drinks form an important part of our diet. Yet, it is often overlooked. Here are some types of drinks which you should avoid or…

What to Expect After Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Not everyone recovers the same way after gallbladder removal surgery. But generally speaking, individuals who expect a dramatic change after their operation often get a surprise. In fact, many people find themselves dealing with the same symptoms they felt before their gallbladder was removed. When this happens, doctors refer to it as postcholecystectomy syndrome. Cholecystectomy…