Medical Articles

Insomnia Help – How Alcohol Causes Insomnia

Many people like to drink wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages after work or in the evening, and because of the muscle (and mind) relaxation that occurs, may believe that alcohol helps them sleep. Ironically, while a few drinks may bring on a sleepy state, they will disrupt the normal sleep cycle and create very…

Metatarsalgia/Pain In The Ball Of The Foot

A very common cause of metatarsalgia is Morton’s neuroma, which is a growth on a nerve. T his growth usually occurs at the 3rd plantar interdigital nerve that innervates the toes. It can however affect other nerves. Morton’s neuroma occurs most often unilaterally rather than bilaterally (one foot), and is more common in women than…

Is Your Liver Detox Pointless?

If you rely on the Internet for information about health and graceful aging, you’ve undoubtedly heard it a thousand times by now: You need to detox your liver to achieve vitality and longevity. And that’s true, to a degree… except… you’re most likely putting the cart before the horse. OK, before I explain what’s really…

Your Treatment Options For Colon Issues

I never set out to be as knowledgeable as I have recently become about colon surgery. But if you want to know the real lowdown on a procedure, ask someone who has gone through it. First a few basics: The colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colon issues. If you wait until you have…

Fibroid Tumor Symptoms – What Are They?

At times, fibroid tumor symptoms go unnoticed in women, and for some, they affect everyday life dramatically. They often grow in groups, and can be little as a pea, or as big as a grapefruit. They most often occur before menopause, and effect 80% of the female population. Main fibroid tumor symptoms are: 1. Pain…

Complex Ovarian Cysts – 3 Common Types

A complex ovarian cyst can be quite a painful and annoying medical problem and affects millions of women around the world. Although many women go undiagnosed with this problem, many women also seek treatment due to the suffering that they go through. An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac that is most often attached…

10 Ways to Beat Kidney Stones

The tubes within the kidneys allow formed urine to pass out into the bladder. Kidney stones are crystallised build ups of minerals in the kidney tubes. There are four types: o Calcium stones in the form of calcium oxalate or phosphate. o Uric acid stones. Formed from excess uric acid, a byproduct of certain foods…

Dog Vomiting – When to Get Worried

When your dog is vomiting it is a sight you do not like to see. This means there is something going on in its happy little world. Most of the times it is a health issue. If vomiting happens from time to time, it may not be reason for concern. But when the dog vomits…

What Are the Common Signs of Food Poisoning?

The signs of food poisoning are not always the same. Particular causes of the illness, such as some forms of bacteria can result in very different signs than food poisoning caused by a virus. There are some common warning signs that you can be aware of though. The most important consideration when being vigilant for…