Medical Articles

Understanding Cellulitis and Lymphedema

Cellulitis in lymphedema patients is a complication that many of them might have to face at some point in time. The reason for the ailment could be several: a small scratch, a bruise, a cut or an insect bite is enough to trigger an attack of cellulitis. A nightmare that most lymphedema patients would like…

Lose Weight Cycling

Lose weight cycling is a fun and enjoyable way to improve your health and to make you feel better. Pedaling down a rural road or through a city park rouses your spirit and awakens your senses. A regular routine to lose weight cycling can reduce the risk of serious conditions such as heart disease, high…

Canine Bloat

What is Canine Bloat? Bloat refers to the bloating of the stomach. Essentially it is a build up of gas in the stomach which is unable to be released. Bloat with Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) occurs when the stomach fills with gas and twists 180 to 360 degrees on it’s axis between the esophagus and   duodenum …

The Thyroid Dysfunction Called Hypothroidism

While it is common for some people to have heard of an under active thyroid, many still don’t realize the symptoms or ramifications involved with having a thyroid dysfunction. An under active thyroid or Hypothyroidism is a condition whereby the body is lacking enough thyroid hormone to run the body’s metabolism. The symptoms associated with…

How to Handle Mouth Ulcers

Recurrent mouth  ulcers  are a source of worry for many people worldwide. It is an apparently simple condition that causes much more pain than is expected. Because of its relative commonness in some societies, it has gotten itself a variety of names such as canker sore, aphthous stomatitis or aphthous  ulcer . Commonly, mouth  ulcer , canker…

Sleep Disturbances May Be Due to Acid Reflux

Many individuals suffer from stomach acid reflux. It is believed that this condition is on the rise among adults, as epidemiologic research has shown that 20 percent of adults are struggling to some extent, with the condition. There may be a number of different symptoms associated with stomach acid reflux. Heartburn, trouble swallowing, and a…

PALS Training to the Rescue – Chest Pain in Children

Occasionally, children complain that their “chest hurts”. Of course, with an adult, one would automatically assume “chest pain” signifies heart problems. But is this the case with children’s complaints of chest discomfort? Fortunately, children typically do not have cardiac related chest pain. There will always be the exception and when cardiac involvement is suspected, a…

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators

Cardiac defibrillators and minimally invasive cardiac surgery from Medical Center represent a top advance in cardiac care. Health and science have made amazing technological advances in cardiac surgery over the past several decades. Modern equipment, procedures, and knowledge about heart disease risk allows us to save more patient lives than ever and bring the risk…

Facial Exercises for Bells Palsy

Bells Palsy, a form of facial paralysis is the inability to voluntarily control facial muscles. However, there are methods for strengthening in order to gain greater control of the facial muscles. According to the Facial Paralysis Institute on Facial Exercises for Bell’s Palsy, facial exercises can help improve the contraction of muscles for individuals that…

Travelling After a Heart Attack

You will be prescribed medications and may be taking supplements after a heart attack. Make sure you have enough for the duration of your trip and maybe a little more in the event you have to stay longer. Make sure you carry your medications in your hand luggage. Be sure if you are travelling by…