Medical Articles

Liver Problems – What are the Symptoms?

Liver problems can range from mild liver congestion to a serious liver disease. Depending on the problem, many people are unaware they have a liver problem and may only have vague symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is chronic tiredness. These people generally feel lethargic and sluggish during the day, especially in the morning.…

Fatigue and Hepatitis C

Nearly three out of four patients infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) suffer from chronic fatigue. Of all of the infectious disease’s symptoms, including fever, flu-like symptoms, itching, and nausea, excessive tiredness is one of the most common. While researchers have yet to identify the specific reason causing the fatigue experienced by individuals with…

Cranberry is Not Just Good For Turkey

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is a small evergreen shrub that grows in mountains, forests and damp bogs from Alaska to Tennessee. Native Americans introduced the Europeans to cranberry as a food, dye, and medicine. In the 1920s, canned cranberry sauce was introduced, and in the 1940s, cranberry juice became commercially available. Cranberry has been used to…

Worms in Dogs

Worms are internal parasites that live in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. They can cause serious health problems especially to the puppies because their gastrointestinal systems are very sensitive. The most common types of dog worms are tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm. It is very important as a pet owner, that you know how to identify…

Acid Reflux and Gallbladder Stones – A Connection?

One of the symptoms of a gallstones attack is very similar to acid reflux. These attacks are sudden, painful and can cause some confusion that the acid reflux attack is connected them. This is myth and misunderstood. The symptoms of the acid reflux and gallstone attacks may lead you to believe that they are connected.…

Acid Reflux And Alcohol – Do They Mix?

Acid reflux and alcohol do not go well together. If you are a suffered of this painful problem, also known as GERD you will know that the pain is quite debilitating and the last thing you need is a hangover AND heartburn. I’m going to demonstrate why, if you are an acid indigestion sufferer, you…

Swelling After the Workout

Most of us have probably experienced muscle swelling or soreness after a workout. Although this doesn’t happen all the time, this swelling often happens after having intense workouts. But what causes this pain in the first place? Muscle soreness or swelling is a common consequence of hard and vigorous exercises like intense weight lifting, lengthy…

Impotence – Common Causes and Relation to Heart Disease

Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a condition wherein a man cannot get an erection or cannot sustain an erection for the amount of time required to have a satisfying sexual experience. There are some men, who find it difficult to ejaculate after sex. Even such a condition is called impotence. Most men suffer from impotence,…

Anterior Hip Replacement – What is it All About?

As a Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon, I am often asked about the latest developments in arthritis surgery. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in orthopedic surgery there has been a renewed interest in performing hip replacement through the front (anterior) of the hip as opposed to the more traditional posterior, or backside approach.…

Causes of Back Pain After Using A Trampoline

Internet forums are full of questions concerning the connection between back pain and trampoline use. There are many different types of injuries that can occur from jumping on a trampoline, from pulled muscles to head trauma. The types of injury below may cause back pain. Pulled Muscle Back pain after trampolining may be caused by…