Medical Articles

Can Peanuts Cause Acid Reflux Problems?

It is quite possible for someone suffering from acid reflux to do all of the right things only to find their symptoms are not getting any better, or that they may even be getting worse. This usually means that there is something else going on, and that someone has to look deeper into their diet…

Can Peanuts Cause Acid Reflux Problems?

It is quite possible for someone suffering from acid reflux to do all of the right things only to find their symptoms are not getting any better, or that they may even be getting worse. This usually means that there is something else going on, and that someone has to look deeper into their diet…

Gastrointestinal Side Effects Of SSRI Drugs Used For Treatment Of Depression And Anxiety Disorders

The term ‘SSRI’ is abbreviation for ‘selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor’. It is a family of drugs used for the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. They are safer than most other anti-depressants because they act selectively on the brain’s ability to use serotonin, which is the principal neurotransmitter affecting a person’s mood. SSRIs do not…

How to Get Rid of Swollen Ankles

What Causes Swollen Ankles? Swelling around the ankles and feet can be caused by a number of factors. Some of the most common causes, among others, are: • Injury • Poor circulation • Pregnancy • Walking and standing for long periods • Certain medications • Premenstrual syndrome • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Swelling of the lymph…

The Dangers of Diabetic Drugs

Diabetes Drugs Associated with Heart Disease One common debate is whether diabetes medications increase the risk of heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires oral diabetes medicines to carry a warning regarding increased risk of heart attack. Several studies have associated a diabetes drug, Rosiglitazone, with cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Rosiglitazone belongs to…

Getting to Know Heart Attack Symptoms

As everyone grows older, it is crucial for one to be aware of the symptoms for mild heart attack. Heart attack is common in both men and women, but men are prone to getting one. Heart attack is very common in our society these days which is probably due to the lifestyle that we have…

The Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease occurs when there is a partial blockage of blood flow to the heart. When the heart does not get enough blood it has to work harder and it becomes starved for oxygen. If the blood flow is completely blocked then a myocardial infarction (heart attack) occurs. As we age we naturally have…

Fertilizing Bonsai

Basics of Fertilizing Your Bonsai When to Fertilize For just about all varieties of tree (excluding some tropical varieties), feeding should take place from early spring right through until the beginning of Autumn (fall) and can be done fortnightly. When Autumn arrives, at this point your tree should have enough energy stored and will start…

Brain Matters

Ever wondered why wearing helmet is a legal requirement for motorcycle riders? Why is it when the rain starts pouring, the first thing we cover is our head and not our feet? Why are head gears necessary for boxing, baseball, taekwondo, American Football, and all extreme sports? Why is it in times of accidents and…

Comatose Patients and the Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia

Aspiration pneumonia refers to inflammation of the lungs due to inhalation of foreign matters (food, saliva, nasal secretions). Virtually any fluids or solid irritants (dust particles) that frequently enter the airways can lead to the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia can generate moderate or high fever due to inflammation of the lower respiratory tract's…

How is the Common Cold Transmitted?

How is the common cold transmitted inside the nose? The common cold is initially a viral infection of the lining of the nose. Cilia, small hairs, inside of the nose transmit the virus up and back into the region of the adenoids, sometimes causing cough and sore throat. The common cold is one of the…

A Common Disease – Bronchitis

In the winter time, the most common disease that one can develop is bronchitis. This is the result of an infection with a virus, most of the times. There is always the possibility that symptoms of bronchitis carry out for some time even after bronchitis has been cured. Another reason someone may get bronchitis is…