Medical Articles

Depression and Fatigue

Are you feeling depressed? Are you feeling fatigued? Are you feeling depressed and fatigued? Do you start feeling depressed, then start to feel fatigued? Do you feel fatigued for a week, then begin to feel depressed? Well, you are not alone. A 2004 study by lead author Petros Skapinakis, MD, MHD, Ph. D, revealed a…

Blood and Needle Phobia

Of all the phobias blood phobia (also called haemophobia, hematophobia) is one of the most common and most interesting. It is often accompanied by Trypanophobia a fear of medical procedures involving hypodermic needles People who had vaccinations in school may recall one or more of the children fainting. It is fainting that makes this phobia…

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

 Anxiety  disorders are the most common psychiatric conditions affecting people today. Both children and adults today are susceptible to these conditions. In the US, approximately 19 million adults suffer from some type of  anxiety  disorder. These conditions affect people’s lives on a daily basis, restricting their ability to work, relax, eat, and even sleep.  Anxiety …

The Cure For Insomnia

A Cure For Insomnia Is An Age Old Dilemma Since there has been men and night, there have been some men who cannot sleep. The problem with that is that sleep brings renewal and energy. A lack of sleep is a death sentence of sorts. But Never So Much As Today If insomnia plagued the…

The Curly Toe – Causes and Treatment

Of the many conditions which result in a change in the shape or position of the toes, the curly toe stands out as a more unique deformity that is treated in a somewhat different manner than a standard toe deformity (like a hammertoe). This article will discuss this unique deformity, and ways to treat it…

Toe Nail Fungus Treatment Options That Work

Toe nail fungus is a very common problem. Fungal infections in general are very common in both finger nails and toe nails. Fungus is really an organism that thrives in dark and damp places and thus finger nail and toe nails are a good place for it to grow. Toe nail fungus is the most…

Hives – Natural Treatment for Hives

Hives are red and sometimes itchy bumps on your skin. An allergic reaction to a drug or food usually causes them. Allergic reactions cause your body to release chemicals that can make your skin swell up in hives. People who have other allergies are more likely to get hives than other people. Other causes include…

Swallowing Disorder – What Is Dysphagia?

SWALLOWING DIFFICULTIES – DYSPHAGIA Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Swallowing is just something that happens for most people without having to think about it, but dysphagia can affect all people of all ages, from newborn babies to elderly people. At the back of the mouth is the pharynx. Just below the pharynx…

Pancreatic Digestive Enzymes Deficiency

“You are what you eat”. Everybody is familiar with this proverb. And many people take this saying to heart, trying to regularly eat nutritious foods so that they will stay healthy. But for optimal health it is necessary for a body to be able to digest and absorb the nutrients in food. If a person…

Probiotics For Candida Treatment

Probiotics are a very popular topic nowadays, especially now that we have Jamie Lee Curtis as the Activia (A Dannon brand of yogurt) spokeswoman touting the benefits of probiotics for bowel irregularity. The use of probiotics has gained interest and support among those who seek natural methods or preventing and/or combating chronic illnesses. Probiotics, literally…

Can You Get Pregnant on Your Period?

Can you get pregnant on your period? This has been asked a million times and yet the majority of people have no clear answer for this question. Many women think that you cannot get pregnant on your period out of instinct, and it has been true in many cases. However, scientific studies and evidences reveal…

Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy

Statistics have shown that there are a lot of women with this condition during pregnancy, yet they do not manifest any symptoms. A lot of people would link these two terms together and often come up with a negative result. A person with fibroids should be aware of a lot of things about this condition…

Medical Question #2. Ovarian Cysts

Ms. L wrote me: Hello Dr. Kavokin, I was reading some of your literature and found it to be quite informative. I have a question that perhaps you may be able to answer: If a woman’s ovarian  cyst  ruptures, (especially multiple  cysts  from PCOS) can these ruptured  cysts  become an infection? Hi, MS. L Short…