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6 Common Health Risks of the Bedridden Patient

If you are the caregiver for a person who is confined to a wheelchair or bed you already know how vulnerable they are to certain health risks. By utilizing the many services and products available today such as air pressure mattresses most of these conditions can be alleviated or prevented altogether. It is always wise…

Natural Herbal Remedies for an Upper Respiratory Infection

The upper respiratory system includes the lungs, windpipe, ears and sinuses. Infections in these areas can be from bacteria or a virus, resulting in a common cold, flu, sinusitis, otitis (ear infection), croup and bronchitis. Upper respiratory infections caused by viruses are nonresponsive to antibiotics but some natural remedies can help prevent a worsening condition…

Lisfranc Injuries

Description The Lisfranc joint connects the toe bones (metatarsal) to the foot arch bones (tarsal) around the midpoint of the human foot. While Lisfranc injuries are unusual, when such an injury does occur it can be painful and difficult to diagnose. Proper treatment is critical because a healthy Lisfranc is necessary to maintaining the strength…

Internal Fixation of Bone Fracture – Part 2

If used for permanent fixation pins and wires are usually chosen if very little load is going through the fracture site or they are adding to the stability of a plate or an external fixator. Typical uses for wires or pins are to fix finger fractures, hand fractures, shoulder fractures and wrists. K-wires are often…

What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

It is not surprising to many people when they hear that thousands of babies born all over the globe are affected by cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is certainly not a contagious disease as some people think it to be. Moreover, it is certainly not a byproduct of this new world filled with technological advancements. It…

Hiatal Hernias and Acid Reflux

A hernia is caused when the muscle that holds an internal organ in place relaxes, allowing for movement of that organ, which can cause a multitude of problems, and in some cases, and inordinate amount of pain. The hiatal hernia, simply put, occurs when the stomach slides from the abdominal cavity partially into the chest…

What Is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is narrowing of an opening that the spinal cord or a spinal nerve passes through. The spinal cord extends from the brain to the lower back and carries messages between the body and the brain in a top-down manner. It is encased in the spinal canal, an opening in the vertebral column that…

Ayurvedic Treatment For Leucorrhoea (Whites)

Leucorrhoea, or the whites, is a symptom of many diseases peculiar to women. It is a condition in which there is a whitish discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female. It may be thick and viscid, and foul smelling. Usually the normal secretions…

Symptoms of Shingles Disease

Shingles is derived from the Latin & French words which means belt or girdle. This signifies a broad distribution of a rash. This distribution is usually on one side of the body. Shingles is a very painful disease categorized by the painful skin rash with fluid filled blisters on the skin. This is caused by…

Nerves – The Results of Nerve Damage

The Nerves Spinal nerves are pairs of sensory and motor nerve bundles that have their root in the spinal cord. Sensory spinal nerves send information from the sense organs and the body receptors to the central nervous system, and motor spinal nerves transmit messages to the muscles. Cranial nerves are a group of 12 pairs…

Tonsil Stones 101 – The Truth About Tonsil Stones

Ever had those small, irritating and foul-smelling rocks inside your tonsils? Well, those little devils are called tonsil stones. They may not be physically harmful but they have negative effects alright. These stones cause swallowing discomfort, weird sensation in the tonsils and worst, they cause bad breath. Talk about harmless. People who cough up tonsil…