Medical Articles

Back Pain – Rib Out of Alignment

Back rib pain can be one of the most uncomfortable issues. Maybe I should say that you’d be lucky if your pain were only uncomfortable, a rib out can really hurt. It can be in the middle of your back, or it can be in the ribcage in front. It’s not the spine, the pain…

Pinched Nerve in the Shoulder

If you have ever suffered from a pinched nerve, then you know that it is a pretty painful condition that can cause a lot of discomfort. A pinched nerve in the shoulder is quite common, and something that a lot of people don’t really know a lot about. Often, when you have pinched nerve symptoms…

Natural Remedies For Painful Sore Throat

Sore throat is a very common illness that happens to some of us on a regular basis. It causes one to feel very uncomfortable and sometimes you may not be able to sleep well. Unfortunately for me, sore throat haunts me ever since I was young. Whenever I ate foods like chocolates, potato chips, fried…

Throat Gonorrhea – Symptoms and Treatment

Pharyngeal gonorrhea is the term given to the gonorrhea of the throat. Most of the time, this type of gonorrhea is harmless. A lot of people do not even experience symptoms. It is does not get transmitted easily and usually gets healed even without treatment. However, people with oral gonorrhea can experience pain, and sometimes,…

Genetic Diseases in the Middle East

Genetic Disease: A Definition Genetic diseases are caused by mutations of genes. Each individual has more than twenty thousand genes. When one or more of these genes have mutations and are abnormal, a disease can be triggered. We both carry two copies of almost all genes, inherited from each parent. If parents carry the same…

Penis Rash – Symptoms Causes and Warning Signs

Spots, bumps and rashes on the penis skin are common. In most cases, they are harmless, although they may cause embarrassment and discomfort. All men should be aware of the symptoms associated with penis rash. However, self-diagnosis of penis skin conditions is never a good idea. Penis rash symptoms that are accompanied by swelling, oozing,…

Does Shingles And Psoriasis Have Anything In Common?

As a practicing pharmacist, I am often asked questions that patients would love to talk to their physicians about, but since I am more accessible, they often ask me. Recently, one of my psoriasis patients asked me if they have an increased risk for getting shingles because of their psoriasis. The short answer is: probably…

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – 5 Warning Signs

Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is an essential building block of DNA and is key to the maintenance of our body’s genes. In this role, it is an important element in ensuring the proper function of the nervous system and maintaining a healthy hematological profile. A proper diet and good nutrition is almost always sufficient to…

Depression – Physical Toll

Depression can leave you feeling alone, hopeless, and mostly hurt. Over the years the estimated count rose dramatically. Now it is estimated that 121 million people suffer from depression…that is a lot of people! When people suffer from depression, all they can think about is, loneliness, hopelessness, and of course, how much it hurts. But…

Sciurphobia – Is Fear of Squirrels For Real?

Sciurophobia is just as real and just as legitimate as many other better-known phobias. Who hasn’t heard of acrophobia (fear of heights), arachnaphobia (fear of spiders), or agoraphobia (fear of leaving the house)? A fear of squirrels can present itself in many ways. Some people experience an increase in heart rate, sweating palms, rapid breathing,…

Real-Life Examples Of Social Anxiety

The National Institute of Mental Health advises that 15 million Americans are affected by Social Anxiety Disorder every year. This means that seven percent of the population is currently suffering, and 12 percent of the population is affected at least once in their lifetime. Social anxiety, otherwise known as a social phobia, can manifest itself…