Medical Articles

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…

Sleeping With Contact Lenses

Sleeping with contacts is a major dilemma of most contact lens wearer. There are times that we need to travel and often forgot to bring your contacts solution and cases. There are also times that we often sleep late or too tired to remove your contacts. Or there are time that we think that a…

The Yoga Prescription For a Healthy Heart

In a yoga class, you are likely to hear the teacher talk about “opening the heart center.” While all yoga poses benefit the health of the heart, yoga backbends dramatically stretch and open the chest and heart center. Yoga philosophy and practitioners of mind-body medicine recognize that the area in the chest where the heart…

Psychiatry for Physicians – Dementia – Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia (VaD) is caused by inadequate functioning of the supplying vessels in the brain. Vascular inadequacy is the second most common cause. Men are more vulnerable and usual age of onset is after 60 years. Risk factors for VaD are hypertension, heart disease, cigarette smoking, diabetes mellitus, excessive consumption of alcohol, and hyperlipidemia. Strokes…

Sheer Heart Attack (1974)

For a generation of fans who grew up listening to ‘Radio Gaga’ and ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, it is easy to forget just how much of a hard rock band they were, particularly on their first three records. Drummer Roger Taylor, reflecting in 2014, claimed that they “were like Led Zeppelin with harmonies”, as…