Medical Articles

Placental Abruption As Cause for Cerebral Palsy

Placental abruption (also known as abruption placentae) is a medical complication that occurs during pregnancy wherein the placental lining separates, either partially or completely, from the wall of the mother’s uterus prior to delivery. Occurring in approximately 1% of all pregnancies, placental abruption can result in severe health consequences for both the mother and unborn…

What Does Cerebral Palsy Mean?

It makes sense when answering the question, ‘What does cerebral palsy mean?’ To start with the words themselves. A literal translation of cerebral palsy (CP) is brain paralysis. CP is a congenital brain disorder meaning; it is acquired before or during the birth of the child. However, there are a few cases where the condition…

What Can Cause Fractures, Cartilage Damage and Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is an age-related condition that increases a person’s risk of bone fractures and damaged cartilage. Bone fractures are more serious as we age, because of slow healing. Surgical procedures are often required to correct the damage. Surgery is accompanied by complications that can cut short a person’s life. Here you will learn about the…

Fixing That Pesky Muscle Problem

Sometimes it’s funny to hear some of the things people say to you when you tell them that you are a chiropractor. I get to hear about the aches and pains of the people in a group, and I’m happy to help and provide insight into the problem whenever the situation arises. One of my…

Shingles in Senior Citizens

Have you ever had chickenpox? After exposure to chickenpox, the virus that caused it (varicella-zoster virus) remains in the body, residing in some nerve cells. This virus can become active again in the form of a disease called shingles which results in pain and blisters. Senior citizens are at especially high risk for developing shingles.…

Check For Tonsil Stones and Prevent Bad Breath

If you think that bad breath is only caused by poor oral hygiene, you are wrong. Such conditions like tonsil stones or tonsillitis may cause you to have this kind of breath. This is why even if most people do have good oral hygiene, may still suffer from bad breath. They do not know that…

What Is Diabetes Physiology?

The specific way in which metabolism is disrupted to cause an accumulation of blood sugar is called diabetes physiology. Diabetes is caused by insulin resistance or the non-production of insulin by the body. Diet and lifestyle changes are usually necessary in the treatment of diabetes. In a number of cases, insulin is injected into the…

The Problem Of Obesity In Teenagers

Obesity in teenagers is a growing problem that has become worse in recent times, and the rates are growing every year. The America is a top leader in obesity in teenagers. Some report indicated that as many as 33% of teenagers are now obese. It is believed that more than 25% of schoolchildren are overweight…

Allergy Effects on The Pancreas and Small Intestine

Pancreas: The pancreas is a long, narrow gland which stretches from the spleen to about the middle of the duodenum. It has three main functions. Firstly, to provide digestive juices for everything that goes through the duodenum. These digestive juices contain pancreatic enzymes in an alkaline solution to provide the right conditions for the digestive…

Vitamin B6 for PMS?

Some women experience a variety of symptoms a week or 10 days before menstruation. These include bloating, weight gain due to water retention, tender or swollen breasts, headaches, backaches, irritability, depression, joint pains and a craving for sweets. These short-lived symptoms are part of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is apparently caused by too much…

Food Prices During the Great Depression

Food prices of the great depression in the 30s, were somewhat of a paradox, when you look back and consider how everything was so cheap, and, yet, at the same time, way too expensive for many people living through those times. Food prices weren’t so much a problem for those who were employed during the…