Medical Articles

The Cost of Heart Disease in the United States

Deaths and disabilities due to heart disease and stroke in 1998 cost the Nation $286.5 billion. This cost, which includes lost productivity as well as health expenditures, has a profound impact on the Nation’s health care system. Not only does this cost promise to increase as baby boomers age and the community of people living…

Wastewater Treatment – Diseases Arising Out Of Polluted Water

Polluted water could result in four types of diseases: water borne, water washed, water based and water related. Water borne diseases could get transmitted fecally or orally. Some are caused by bacteria; these include cholera and typhoid. Some others are caused by the phage virus or bacteriophages. Jaundice and infectious hepatitis are among these. Still…

Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies For Breast Cancer

Breast cancer if detected earlier can be cured easily. Now most breast cancer victims are cured with out necessarily removing their breast. When cells in our breast begins to grow uncontrollably and keeps spreading, causing damage to all the tissues surrounding it, this is most likely to be breast cancer. This uncontrollably growth is generalized…

Dyspnea Causes

Are you familiar with the term dyspnea? It refers to a shortness of breath that is experienced by the patient. When someone goes through heavy physical activity, this is a normal occurrence. However, sometimes it shows up when it wouldn’t typically be considered normal. In such a circumstance, it may have an underlying medical cause…

Five Deadly Conditions That Smoking Leads To

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. Each year, thousands of people die from smoking or smoking related illnesses. Many more live life with debilitating illnesses such as chronic bronchitis or asthma. This paper covers the five most common deadly conditions for which this addiction is responsible. Lung Cancer – the most common cancer caused by…

Young Living Essential Oils Can Ease Asthma Symptoms

Young Living makes a blend called R.C. which works amazingly well for asthma. I’ve seen it stop an asthma attack in its tracks, and it is powerful in opening tightened airways and reducing wheezing. When used in conjunction with another blend, Raven, it works to give long-lasting relief. My husband suffers with asthma, and the…

Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis and Chronic Bronchitis

Respiratory illnesses have significant effects on the lives of millions of people. When there is a respiratory illness where in the bronchial tubes of the lungs are irritated and swollen accompanied with pain it can be identified as bronchitis. It can be acute, when it is a short term illness and easily treatable. On the…

Shoulder Problems – Causes and Treatment For Separated Shoulder

If you experience painful throbbing and tenderness in your shoulders, limitations in shoulder movement, weakness in arms and shoulders, and a swollen shoulder, most likely, you are suffering from shoulder dislocation. Also known as separated shoulder, this can be a really painful injury for patients undergoing treatment for such. This is usually caused by a…

Burning Pain After Shoulder Surgery – Healing Tips

Shoulder surgery is one of the marvels of modern medicine, correcting serious injuries and diseases that have plagued humankind since pre-historic times, including shoulder separation, dislocation, fracture, arthritis, and tendonitis. The introduction by the medical community of arthroscopic surgery presented another huge leap forward, allowing the surgeon to avoid making the large incisions required by…

Internal Fixation of Bone Fracture

The challenge of fractures through the ages has been how to manage the severe pain, immediate disability and long term sequelae of these acutely presenting emergencies, making broken bones clear priorities due to the large number of incidences. The variety of fracture treatments includes traction, joint replacement, immobilisation, amputation and internal fixation. Open fractures with…

Is Your Baby Sick Because of a Birth Trauma?

Many new Moms and Dads will ask if it is possible for an infant to be misaligned during the birth process. Good question! Modern birthing methods of having the Mom push the baby out without gravity working to your advantage, laying flat on your back is a prescription for increased force into the head and…

How Physical Therapy Can Help a Cerebral Palsy Patient?

The type of therapy for patients affected by cerebral palsy varies from patient to patient according to the age group. Therapies should be tailored to suit each patient in different age groups according to the needs of the cerebral palsy patient. While it is important to provide counseling to young patients especially adolescents who are…

A Look At Sleep Paralysis And The Old Hag Syndrome

You wake up and realize that you can’t move. You can’t speak, and then, all of a sudden you realize you’re not alone. If you’ve never experienced Old Hag Syndrome, then you’re very, very fortunate. If you’re unfamiliar with the phenomena, let me enlighten you… so to speak. A person wakes or is suddenly and…

Change Your Lifestyle and Control Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia (often referred to as hiatus hernia) is the protrusion (or hernia) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm Hiatal hernias may develop in people of all ages and both sexes, although it is considered to be a condition of middle age. In…