Medical Articles

Do Tonsil Stones Cause Bad Breath?

Yes tonsil stones cause bad breath. In fact, such stones which are also referred to as tonsilloliths medically, are the main cause of bad breath or halitosis.  Bad breath to put it mildly, is repulsive. The problem is that most people are not aware of the real cause of their bad breath. Bad breath is…

Highly Controversial – The Other Cause of Tinnitus

Controversial – really? Why would the cause of tinnitus be a controversial subject? On one level, tinnitus can be a very personal condition – some people are absolutely devastated by all the whooshing and whistling noises. Others, are merely annoyed by the cacophony of sounds going off in their heads. When people’s lives (and sleep)…

Major Causes of Obesity

Obesity is mainly the result of overeating and excess consumption of sweet and processed foods accompanied by the lack of adequate physical activity. An average healthy person generally takes food just enough to meet the requirements of his energy expenditure. As a result of this, his weight remains stable. But, for some reason, if this…

Actinic Keratosis Can Mimic Psoriasis!

Actinic Keratosis has been confused with psoriasis because of the similarities in the outward appearance on your skin. Both conditions are marked by dry, flaky, raised, scaly, rough, red skin. Of course, not all those symptoms need be present, but very often most of them are. As you know, psoriasis is the result of a…

Food Allergies – Why Are Peanuts So Dangerous?

Since peanut allergies are particularly dangerous, a lot of research has been carried out on the subject in recent years. Some people’s allergic reaction to peanuts can be extremely severe, and the problem is only compounded by the number of foods which may contain peanuts; often in products you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find them.…

What Is Burnout? How Medical Assistants Can Prevent Burnouts

The usual signs of burnout are constant feelings of helplessness, irritability, anxiety attacks, weight loss or weight gain and insomnia. Symptoms of burnout can affect the emotional, mental and physical well being of a person. Burnout is a state of exhaustion. This is typically caused by prolonged and excessive stress. It is experienced when someone…

Anxiety Disorders and the Media

One of the most powerful sources of information in society today is the media. The media not only reflects society but also drives it. It guides and shapes every single one of us in believing what is right, good and successful. Media-driven ideals regarding success are worshiped: we aspire to the examples of successful living…

Perimenopause and Insomnia

One of the symptoms of perimenopause that is often the effect of other symptoms, rather than a symptom on its own is insomnia. It is quite a common occurrence among perimenopausal women, though. So much so that perimenopause and insomnia almost always go together. This can be really difficult for women to deal with because…

Hydrogen Peroxide Can Help Cure Nail Fungus

Some people have successfully treated nail and foot fungus by using hydrogen peroxide. This type of treatment is called oxidative therapy. Recent research indicates that we need hydrogen peroxide for a multitude of chemical reactions that take place throughout the body. For example, vitamin C helps fight infections by producing hydrogen peroxide, which in turn…

How Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis Helps

Osteoporosis affects millions of people and is the second biggest health problem worldwide. Osteoporosis is the condition wherein the bones lose mass and the bone tissues deteriorate. Osteoporosis makes bones thin, fragile, and highly susceptible to fractures. How does osteoporosis occur? The body continuously eliminates and creates bone cells. As a person grows old, usually…

Abdominal Pains Caused By Pancreatic Cysts

Abdominal pains can also arise when you have got large pancreatic cysts. They may even become visible to you when you notice firm, rounded swelling in the upper abdomen. In the beginning, the cysts may sound resonant, like a drum. The sounds are as such due to loops of gas-filled intestine fronting its location; eventually…