Medical Articles

What Is Depression?

Wikipedia defines depression as a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and physical well-being. There may be a loss of interest in activities that once were pleasurable. There may be a change to appetite – a loss of appetite or over-eating. There may be insomnia…

How to Stop Phobias

To show you how long phobias have been with us there was a doctor, overwhelmed with terror as soon as he heard the first note of a flute being played. He would cower away from the sound of the flute as quickly as he could in horror from the noise. The name of the doctor…

Understanding Panic Attacks and Extreme Anxiety

Anxiety disorder is a condition that puts a person in a constant state of alertness and fear. Anxiety is otherwise a normal reaction to stress that people commonly experience at various points in their lives. Generally speaking, anxiety helps people to cope with difficult situations until they are resolved (tense situations at work, harder studying…

Insomnia Cures – End Insomnia Tonight

Is your insomnia keeping you awake? When you can’t sleep, your body can’t repair itself, and this can have long term health consequences. Let’s look at some insomnia cures which will help. Many people suffer from the inability to sleep occasionally. However, for ten per cent of the population, insomnia is long term, and chronic.…

Black Toenails – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Black Toenails can be both painful and unsightly, and their causes, symptoms and treatment are often subject to much confusion. Here is some practical advice that will assist you in appropriate management. Causes Black Toenails (otherwise known as subungual hematoma) are caused by an injury to the toenail. Common examples are stubbing the toe against…

I’ve Got What? Not Toenail Fungus!

A diagnosis of nail fungus or skin fungus is not something anyone wants to hear. And yet, these conditions are fairly common. Toenail and fingernail fungus can be hard to treat. Skin fungus (also known as athlete’s foot, jock itch and a few other conditions) is a bit more common. Patients usually seek emergency care…

Hot Tubs Marbella – Water Jet Design

In a Marbella Hot Tub the water jets should obviously be planned to provide muscle massage, but like all things, they need to be properly designed and thought out. It is not just a question of sticking some Jets here and there in some kind of false thinking that the more Jets the better, as…

What Is An Endoscopy Procedure?

An endoscopy is performed to diagnose certain gastrointestinal and stomach diseases when other diagnostic methods are inadequate. It is also used to investigate diseases which have already been diagnosed, or to find out what other diseases can be triggered – which helps the practitioner recommend an appropriate treatment. Diseases diagnosed by endoscopy include: Urinary tract…

Types of Inherited Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is becoming more common. There will be around 125,000 new cases diagnosed in America this year. Many of these cases are in people more than 50 years old and are random. A small percentage, approximately 10%, however are not random, they have an inherited form of colon cancer. This could be caused by…