Medical Articles

Why Isn’t My Thyroid Medication Working?

If you have symptoms of a hypothyroid or a combination of hypo and hyperthyroid symptoms and your lab tests came back normal, or your medication is not working, it may not be your thyroid that’s responsible for your problems. Your doctor typically runs only one or two thyroid panels to determine whether or not you…

Facts About Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder disease is one of the leading causes of problems with digestion that result in hospital admissions. Did you know that around 10% of the population (on average) in most Western countries has gallstones? Most of these are “silent” but about 4% of patients with stones develop symptoms each year. For about half of them,…

A Fibroid Tumor – How to Avoid a Hysterectomy

A fibroid tumor of the uterus, otherwise known as a myoma, is the most common reason that a woman visits her gynecologist in the ten years leading up to menopause and also one of the most common reasons for a woman in her thirties or forties, to be advised to have a hysterectomy. Fibroid tumors…

Understanding Cysts on Ovaries During Pregnancy

Cysts are generally tricky, but nothing can be trickier than cysts on ovaries during pregnancy. This is because, not one, but two lives are on the line – the mother’s and the baby’s. However, by knowing the nitty-gritty and the risks involved when cysts on ovaries during pregnancy are involved, you’ll find that it’s not…

Infectious Canine Hepatitis – A Look at Hepatitis in Dogs

Infectious canine hepatitis is a highly contagious disease. The virus that causes this disease can cause damage to your dog’s liver as well as other organs. If treatment isn’t sought quickly, the disease is usually fatal. Puppies are especially susceptible to life-threatening complications. Cause As mentioned earlier, hepatitis in dogs is caused by a virus.…

Liver Treatment Medicine

Hepatitis A You are likely to contract Hepatitis A if you have been in contact with water or food that has been contaminated with the virus. You might also contract the disease if you have come into contact with the blood or the stool of the person who has the disease currently. No medication is…

What is HACCP? How to Prevent Food Poisoning

HACCP is basically health and safety for food so it doesn’t make you sick or even kill you through food poisoning, poor hygiene, sanitation or contamination. HACCP was devised by NASA (that’s right.. NASA) and Pilsbury Corporation (USA’s largest food manufacturer in the 60’s) in the build up to the space race between the USA…