Medical Articles

Sore Throat Or Strep – That Is The Question

There is nothing worse than a child waking up in the middle of the night: sick, and complaining of a sore throat. Whenever this happens, rather than take the child into their doctor immediately, most parents try treating them at home first, with children’s aspirin or cough syrup. While this may not do any harm…

Cold Sore Remedies – Quick and at Home Solutions!

Home remedies for cold sores are becoming more and more well-liked as they have proved to be just as, or even more, effective as conventional medicine. There is no cure for cold sores but these remedies will reduce the severity and frequency of the cold sores. At-home remedies also prevent the virus from spreading further…

Causes of Kidney Stones

Making about 3 million visits to doctors and healthcare providers each year, stones in the kidney are of the most painful of disorders in urology. This is not a problem that is new; in fact it was found that an Egyptian mummy around 7000 years old also had evidence of stones in the kidney. Causing…

How Do You Get Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by the inability of the body to control it’s blood sugar level. High blood sugar is known as hyperglycemia and is controlled by the hormone insulin. So diabetes interferes with the creation and secretion of insulin. There are three types of diabetes and they disrupt the normal secretion of insulin in different…

Diabetes – Diseases Caused By Obesity

The health risks linked to  obesity  are clearly recognized by experts and one of the most common of these is diabetes. Diseases caused by  obesity  are debilitating, even life-threatening and will result in many people dying ten to twenty years earlier than they would otherwise have done. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this is…

Soccer and Brain Fitness

While running on the treadmill this morning I was watching a soccer game on TV and had the realization that soccer is really a great game for brain fitness. I have played and been around the game all of my life but hadn’t really made the full connection to brain fitness until now. In my…

Names of Rashes – Why Do I Itch?

 Rash  is a general word used to describe a sudden breakout of spots on the body that changes the way the skin looks and feels. In addition, it’s a popular term used to describe different skin conditions. It is important that you remember how similar various skin disorders look to keep analyzing the situation in…

Cold Sores Skin Disease

Cold sores are another very common skin infection. They are caused by a virus called herpes simplex. The mention of herpes usually raises a lot of anxiety, as most people associate this name with a sexually transmitted disease. Indeed the cold sore virus is related to the one that causes genital herpes, but it has…

Scalp Psoriasis

Psoriasis appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with dead skin cells on the skin. Scalp psoriasis can be mild, with fine scaling or thick with crusted plaques, covering the entire scalp. The areas of the skin grow very rapidly and form red, scaling patches. Patients experience severe itchiness, a feeling of tightness and…

Food Allergy – The Body’s Cry For Help

If you often feel bloated, tired, or not so good after a meal; if you gave frequent have stomach pains, cramps, or bowel problems; if you have strong food cravings or food dislikes; if you experience a collection of symptoms that you just cannot explain, or sometimes become more anxious, irritable, or depressed f you…

Why Does Irritability Occur During Menopause?

Most of the time, women will go through menopause in their forties or fifties. The first sign of the arrival of menopause is an entire year of missed menstruation. Only after that will the stage of menopause actually be confirmed. The start of menopause may also depend on the personal history of the woman, though,…

5 Easy Ways To Fight Depression

Most people nowadays are having difficult, troubled and extremely stressed times and it’s easy to find yourself depressed. Depression doesn’t choose its victim. Even rich and successful people often find themselves drowned and drained because of it. Sadly, depression is capable of taking your life or someone else’s. Even if you can endure it physically,…

Fear Vs Phobia

Phobias: A phobia is any excessive or unreasonable fear reaction which is linked to an object, place or situation. Phobias are extremely common. They develop usually after an incident in which our subconscious wrongly links fear to an object, place or situation. There are many ways a phobia can be created and some start without…

I Hate Anxiety

I wish to share my story. I hate anxiety, its so horrible feels like you are going to die. For me, a panic attack is almost a violent experience. I feel disconnected from reality. I feel like I’m losing control in a very extreme way. My heart pounds really hard, I feel like I can…

Insomnia – Common Causes

There are a lot of different sleep disorders out there that are affecting millions of people. This can be so frustrating since sleep is meant to help our bodies regroup and regenerate to help us tackle the toils of each passing day. One of the most common sleep disorders out there is that of insomnia.…