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Complete Guide to Hepatitis C

Infectious diseases have always been afflicting humankind since, well, humans existed. These infectious organisms are not always winning the battle. All of them have one thing in common – not all their victims succumb to their morbid or lethal effects. In fact humans always strive to eliminate these insidious agents and we have actually been…

12 Known Complications of Fracture

Fracture can also be accompanied by some forms of complications especially when they are not well managed, or when the impact on the surrounding tissues is much. Some of the possible complications of fracture include: 1. Bleeding: Fracture involves injury to the bone as well as the surrounding blood vessels. This brings about severe bleeding.…

Food Safety – Bacteria and Time

Time and Binary Fission. Binary fission literally means splitting into two and is the term for how bacteria grow or multiply. Under ideal conditions bacterial cells will double in size every 10 to 20 minutes. Large numbers of bacteria can grow in a very short period of time, for example, one bacterial cell can become…

Acid Reflux – Diet and Foods to Avoid

Acid Reflux The muscle lining the lower esophagus (the tube carrying food from the throat to the stomach) opens for passage of food and liquid to stomach and otherwise remains closed so as to prevent stomach acid reflux from reaching the esophagus. When this muscle with such specialized function for some reasons gets weakened, stomach…

How Long Will It Take to Heal Acid Reflux?

It is important to treat your acid reflux before it causes any serious complications. However, the type of treatment and how long will it take to heal acid reflux varies from person to person. Meaning you need to find the right treatment option that will work for you. Everyone responds differently to treatment based on…

Flu (Influenza) Definition & Natural Remedies

Definition and description of Flu: Flu is referred to as Influenza in medical terminology. Flu is a highly contagious and acute respiratory tract infection that normally occurs in winter season. Generally, flu appears in form of epidemic. Though flu can affect people of all ages, children are affected more. Immuno-suppressed people, young children and people…

Ankle Swelling – Home Remedies for Ankle Swelling

Swelling of the lower leg and ankle is a common problem. Determining the cause of ankle swelling is the first step to finding effective treatment. Once the cause of the ankle swelling is determined, effective treatment can be initiated. Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly in older people. It…

Let’s Talk About Your Heart

Almost 14 million Americans have a history of heart attack or angina. It’s now among the leading causes of death in the United States of America. More than 1 million Americans have heart attacks every year. A heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), is permanent damage to the heart muscle. “Myo” means muscle, “cardial” refers…

How Does Heart Disease Affect the Body?

Complications from heart disease are the leading cause of death in the United States, England and Canada. Heart disease refers to the narrowing the the coronary arteries, blocking the flow of blood to the body. The term heart disease comprises many heart conditions such as: To better understand the affects of disease on the body,…

Establishment of Infectious Diseases

An infectious disease occurs when a pathogenic organism causes inflammation or organ dysfunction. This may be caused directly by the virus itself, as when the etiologic agent multiplies in the coordinator, or indirectly as a result from the host’s inflammatory response. Numerous infections are subclinical, not producing any obvious manifestations of illness. To cause overt…

Sinusitis Asthma and Cough

Today we appreciate how much the sinus affects asthma and related cough. Sinuses and lungs come from the same embryo bud and have systems known as cilia. These are tiny oars that beat to move bacteria out of the sinus and chest. Sinus drainage affects cough and asthma. Why do we cough, even when we…

Chronic Bronchitis Natural Treatment Options

Throughout the US, more than 8 million Americans reportedly suffer from chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the breathing tubes (bronchi) and may result in constant coughing or expectoration at least three months of the year for two or more years consecutively. The known causes for chronic bronchitis include bacteria, viruses,…