Medical Articles

Signs of Premenopausal Stage

For a woman who doesn’t have any dysfunction relating to the reproductive system, a woman has a fixed number of eggs that is released every month waiting to be fertilized, once the woman steps into her reproductive years. When the egg doesn’t get fertilized by a sperm, menstruation happens. The day of menstruation differs in…

How to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

Going Nuts with Rainbow of Colors The general definition of cancer is when normal cells start to change and grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Tumors can be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Colorectal cancer is when the cells in the lining starts to change and grow rapidly and continue to multiply without dying as…

Have Ovarian Cysts? – Don’t Eat These Foods!

Ovarian cysts are known to sometimes heal themselves. In essence, your body will resolve its own issues. Not all ovarian cysts are that friendly though. Some are painful and just want to react to anything you do to your body, or put IN your body. If you have ovarian cysts, you might want to steer…

What Are Complex Ovarian Cysts?

It is quite common for women to get some form of ovarian cyst during their life. For the most part these cysts are harmless and will shrink into the wall of the ovary without any associated symptoms or pain. In fact many women will have an ovarian cyst but be completely unaware of it. These…

Can My Pet Make Me Sick?

Can having a pet make my children or me sick? The answer to that question is “yes” and “no.” There is always the possibility and there are also ways to prevent problems. The best way to make certain, germs and/or bacteria is not passed around is to practice good hygiene. Cleanliness seems to be the…

Partial Thickness, Full Thickness and PU Staging

How are pressure ulcer stages related to wound thickness, and how does that relate to OASIS-C? If you can get a good understanding of this, OASIS will make a lot more sense! You will understand why all unhealed stage IIs are non-healing, and why stage IIIs and stage IVs continue to be counted even after…

Marshmallow and Heartburn

When people start talking about marshmallows, most people tend to think about that bag of big fluffy white snacks that people like to take with them on camping trips. However before these essential components to s’mores became a mass produced snack item, they were actually made from the root of a plant that could be…

Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes is a dangerous disease. It’s a silent killer, as the symptoms are not visible for many years. However, an awareness of the symptoms can help a long way in giving a new life to the patient. Symptoms of Diabetes Diabetes comes packed with serious complications such as cataract, blindness, nephropathy, and thrombosis. The common…

Silent Heart Attack

Heart attacks are a major cause of death and disability. Most people assume that the onset of a heart attack is accompanied by a series of symptoms such as chest pain and pain in the right arm or passing out. For the victim of the silent heart attack this is not always the case. The…

Heart Disease in Senior Citizens

Heart disease is a general term that refers to various, more specific heart conditions. As we age, risk of heart disease increases. It is important that senior citizens practice heart healthy behaviors like getting enough physical activity and eating a well-balanced diet. It is just as important that senior citizens understand heart disease so that…

Eales Disease – Disease of the Eye

Eales disease is a rare disease that affects the eye of young males. It is also known as angiopathia retinae juvenilis and is distinguishing by inflammation, and hemorrhage of the eye due to abnormal growth of new blood vessels. The disease was first discovered by Henry Eales in the year 1880 and since then there…

Coal Oil (Kerosene), Lard and Zinc Lids

Eastern Kentucky had a home remedy to break up congestion: coal oil (kerosene), lard and zinc lids. I never knew why they called kerosene, “coal oil,” but that’s what we called it back home. The remedy for chest congestion: a zinc lid, a small amount of coal oil (kerosene) and a dab of lard. The…

Ouch! I Have Constant Back Pain Under My Rib Cage

The rib cage is termed as such because it houses the thoracic vertebrae and ribs, sternum-breastbone and the coastal cartilages and most importantly the heart and lungs. When you feel pain to the back side of the chest what happens is that the nerves springing out from the spine sends fiber-like signals that travels halfway…