Medical Articles

Do You Have a Tonsil Stone?

Tonsil stone is a little white ball of calcareous matter that can be found in the back of your throat. It is caused by the accumulation of bacteria that produce sulfur and other debris that form in the tonsils. This debris usually consists of mucous from post nasal drip and collects small pockets called tonsil…

Diabetes in Senior Citizens

Your body obtains glucose from the food you take in, the liver and muscles also supply your body with glucose. Blood transports the glucose to cells throughout the body. Insulin, a chemical hormone, helps the body’s cells to take in the glucose. Insulin is made by the beta cells of the pancreas and then released…

Tips to Prevent Heat Rash

Heat  rash  is a red or pink  rash  usually found on body areas covered by clothing. It can develop when the sweat ducts become blocked and swell and often leads to discomfort and itching. Heat  rash  is most common in babies, but may affect adults in hot, humid climates. Heat  Rash  also can appear as…

What is Insomnia?

The Insomnia sleep disorder is also known as Wakefulness or Dysomnia and is an inability to sleep, or to sleep for long enough to get a proper night’s rest. The main effect of insomnia is that you feel constantly tired, irritable, and may have poor concentration and coordination. Sleep is necessary to repair the body…

Big Toe Toenail Problems

Big toe toenail problems are not uncommon, and they are caused by a variety of different things. Perhaps because the biggest toe is so much larger than the rest, it seems to take the brunt of the punishment. This article will discuss a few of the things that occur with the biggest toe nail. One…

Best Nail Fungus Home Remedies

Nail fungus also known as onychomycosis is a very common ailment that affects fingernails and toe nails. This problem is difficult to treat largely due to the fact that the tiny organisms (fungi) thrive beneath the toe or fingernails. Fungi usually thrive in environments where it’s warm, dark and moist. This is the main reason…

What to Do If You Sprain Your Ankle

If you’ve ever sprained your ankle, you know that it can be extremely painful. The length of time it takes for healing as well as the treatment methods depend on the severity of the injury. A sprain is damage to the ligaments that provide stability to joints. There are three levels of damage, grades one…

How Smoking Affects the Bones

If you or a friend are a smoker, this information should be very valuable to you. For several years, my friend, Sally has been trying to cut down on smoking. She started by smoking one less cigarette per day for a whole week. And then the next week, she cut down one more. But before…

Causes of Diabetes Exposed!

Causes of diabetes include excess consumption of sugar and high quantity of refined carbohydrates. Other causes of diabetes can be due to voracious eating, overweight and obesity. This ailment develops in all age categories but it is more frequent among older and middle aged people. As a result of people’s eating habits nowadays, there are…

What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as M.E., is an ongoing condition, resulting from a severe viral or other illness. Another name for this condition is post viral syndrome. It is not in itself infectious but occurs when the victim is left with a damaged immune system, causing a range of debilitating symptoms. They include, extreme tiredness,…

Are Mouth Blisters Contagious?

Mouth blisters are more than likely actually canker sores, and canker sores are not contagious, just painful. If however, your blister is actually on your lips and not in your mouth, you may have a cold sore on your mouth, which is very contagious. The cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex 1 virus,…

Know Your Heart and its Disease

There are a variety of ailments related to the heart and providing information on all the types of cardio vascular disease could be quite a task. Yet a look at conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels can give you a broad view of cardiovascular disease. You hear many terms like coronary heart disease…