Medical Articles

Controlling Chronic Lymphedema – A Surmountable Challenge

Hear ye, hear ye, lymphedema people! Good news! Chronic lymphedema can be controlled. Mine (involving my left arm) came about as a result of breast cancer surgery and radiation in 1996. Today my affected arm is not noticeably larger than the other.   It’s important to find resources on this condition. My main source of information is the National Lymphedema…

5 Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

As a former emergency medical technician (EMT) who worked on an ambulance in downtown Denver, Colorado I witnessed a number of dramatic medical events. From the sad amusement park ride accident to the 3:30 a.m. call for “belly button lint” (really), I gained a lot of experience. Aside from the aftermath of high-speed car accidents,…

Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

Heart disease remains the #1 killer of women in the United States. Unfortunately, heart disease often goes unrecognized and untreated until the woman has a disabling or fatal heart attack. Women often have different symptoms than men do, and not all physicians know what to look for. Not all women know what to look for.…

What Causes Heart Disease?

There are two basic underlying reasons of what causes heart disease. The first is hereditary, and the second is lifestyle. The following are high risk factors of developing some kind of heart disease. High blood pressure High cholesterol levels High blood uric levels Metabolic disorders – most notable Diabetes Obesity Smoking How can I help…

How to Stop Hair Loss and Grow New Hair?

Are you suffering from extreme work stress and find your hair falling out of the brunches? The fact is, there are several hosts of reasons that could cause you to lose your hair. Causes of hair loss can include things like stress, lack of care, nutrients, genetic as well as medication. For example, if you…

What Smoking Does to You – Good Reasons to Quit Today

When you stop to consider what smoking does to you, you should find some very good reasons to quit smoking today. Due to the fact that cigarettes are a cocktail of chemicals, they are the most health-damaging of all nicotine and tobacco products because of the way the smoke (with over 3,000 different chemicals) delivers…

Cracking Joints – How to Deal With Them

Joints are designed for movement, the rotating and angular movements between various bones are made possible by the joints that we have in our body. When joints are subject to strenuous work, sprains, dislocation and cracking joints are some of the issues that you have to deal with. The joints in our body allow a…

Fracture and Bone Healing – What Your Body Requires

Bone healing occurs in four stages – Haematoma formation, cellular growth, callus formation, and ossification. When a fracture occurs there is bleeding from the vessels into the fracture site. Aseptic inflammatory response follows (except the skin is broken). The blood clots and forms a haematoma and inflammatory exudates around the damaged bone ends. The blood…

Feeding Bones to Your Dog

I have always felt that feeding a dog a bone was the same as giving a child a cookie. Dogs love bones and kids love cookies, at least in my home. Well, suddenly there has come a controversy over feeding dogs raw bones. One side of the element says dogs should have raw bones and…

Training With Cerebral Palsy – Training for Dressing

Children are the most common sufferers of cerebral palsy and since it is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured, we need to make the child as independent as possible with the help of cerebral palsy training. A child suffering from cerebral palsy will find difficulty in movement, as well as thinking and listening, which…

Easy Paraplegic Exercises That You Can Do Regularly

Paraplegia is a condition that is linked to injuries of the spinal cord and causes paralysis of the lower body. Although a person suffering from the condition could have complete or partial mobility of the upper body, the muscles can atrophy and there may be a decline of cardiovascular health due to inactivity. An inactive…