Medical Articles

Does Sitting Too Much Cause Sciatica?

Something that many people know is that sitting too much causes sciatica. After all, one thing that many cases of sciatica have in common is that the people that suffer from it generally have jobs or lifestyles that involve sitting for a good portion of the day, whether it be working at a desk in…

What Is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapy is a healthcare profession that encompasses evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. It’s very important to discover and treat problems in children on time. Research proves that early intervention works well with many pediatric diagnoses including but not limited to ADHD/ADD, ataxia, autism, brachial plexus injuries like Erb’s palsy,…

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes – Top Warning Signs

Unless something bad occurs, most signs and symptoms of diabetes are dismissed as being minor annoyances and are usually ignored. Of all diabetes sufferers, nearly a third don’t realize they have the disease since the diabetes symptoms are fairly mild and unnoticeable in the beginning. In the absence of other factors, the signs and symptoms…

Common Causes of Obesity

Obesity is a condition in which there excessive deposits of body fat. A person with a BMI (body mass index) over 30 is characterized as being obese. Those with a BMI over 25 are considered as being overweight. The rate of obesity is increasing at an alarming pace all over the world, particularly in the…

Urticarial Rash – How To Identify Urticarial Rashes

Acute Urticaria is an allergy caused by the exposure to pets, bee and wasp sting, horses, latex rubber, food, shellfish, nuts, fruit and dairy products. Allopathic medicines like penicillin, tetracycline, sulphonamide and cephalosporins, blood pressure medicines (ACE inhibitors, diuretics), codeine and aspiring cause Urticarial rashes, which in later stages turns into chronic Urticaria. Hepatitis B…

Cold Sore Blisters

Cold sores or cold sore blisters develop into large painful sores which can easily be spread; not only from person to person, but also from one area of the body to other areas of the body. Hence, they can infect unusual places such as the fingers and eyes. Formation of the Blisters The tingling or…

Psoriasis and Water Fasting

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. The skin grows much faster than surrounding skin and feels much thicker. This skin, now called scales, either fall of on their own or through rubbing or scratching My…

Is Too Much Herbal Tea Bad for You?

Herbal tea has become sort of a culture in many countries. Compared to coffee, tea can actually be consumed in relatively large amounts without any risk. People who love it can average anywhere from 3 to 8 cups daily. However, there are associated adverse effects that come with tea overdose. You need to watch out…

Toenail Fungus Treatments That Work

If you have toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, it might not be the worst medical condition there is on earth, but it is embarrassing and annoying – and if not taken care of, might escalate into worse things. There are many toenail fungus treatments available, so how to know which one works best? Medication…

Subgaleal Hematomas

Skull fractures are serious complications that have a few tell-tale signs, one of which is what is known as a subgaleal hematoma. This injury is the result of blood pooling below the surface of the skin, below the lower section of the scalp and the top layer of tissue of the skull. While it does…

Back Pain – What is Axial Back Pain?

Axial back pain is the most common type of low back pain. It is usually non-specific – meaning that the anatomical structure responsible for the pain need not be identified because symptoms are usually self limited and resolve. Unlike other low back issues, this type of pain does not travel into the buttock, legs and…