Medical Articles

First Aid For A Sprained Ankle

Sprained ankles are one of the most commonly seen sports injuries. They are usually caused by sudden movement or twist that overstretches and tears the supporting ligaments of the ankle joint, causing swelling and pain. This is a common injury especially with athletes and sportspersons who participate in activities that call for a lot of…

Signs of Diabetes – Slow Healing Bruises Or Cuts

“This cut is not healing.” “I am unable to wear shorts because of ugly cut on my calf.” “I do not know how I got this bruise.” “I cannot wear sleeveless shirts because of ugly bruise on arms.” “This bruise is taking the longest healing time.” “Finally I have understood that I should never wear…

Herniated Discs in Dogs and Treatment Options

What a Herniated Disc Is The disc that sets between the spinal vertebrae ruptures when the dog has a herniated disc. When the disc ruptures the gel-like material on the inside of it seeps out. This material then can become hardened and calcified, which lessens its shock-absorption ability. Pressure can cause this hardened substance to…

Bitters – Not Just For Healthy Digestion

Bitters are a diverse group of chemicals compounds that share the common characteristic of a bitter taste. Bitters are commonly used to strengthen and improve the whole digestive system in the body. Bitters also act to increase the vital energy centers in the body as well as the nervous system. Because they have such a…

Understanding the Symptoms of Complex Ovarian Cysts

Ovaries in women are two almond shaped organs located at the two sides of the pelvis. They produce eggs that are released during menstrual cycle. Small fluid filled sacs or cyst, sometimes develop on the surface of an ovary. It may also sometimes develop within an ovary. These ovarian cysts are normally harmless and will…

Peeling Penis Skin – 7 Potential Causes

Dry, peeling penis skin can send any man into a state of panic, especially when there is no obvious cause. Flakes of skin falling away from the Johnson are not only unattractive, they can appear as a sign of poor health, not to mention causing serious discomfort. Fortunately, in most cases, the underlying issue can…

Hepatitis Part V – Symptoms of Hepatitis

As we mentioned in previous articles, hepatitis is characterized by the destruction of a number of liver cells and the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue caused by excessive alcohol drinking, disorders of the gall bladder or pancreas, medication side effects, and infections. Here are the symptoms of hepatitis: 1. Jaundices Jaundices caused…

7 Herbs That Help Flush Gallstones

The gallbladder is a small organ located directly under the liver. It acts as a bile reservoir; it concentrates bile which is secreted by the liver and is used by the body to digest fats. If the liver is overloaded with toxins and saturated fats, the bile (which carries toxins and fats) will eventually inflame…

Pregnant and Vomiting – Should I Be Worried?

The experience of being pregnant will be one of the most amazing times in the life of many woman. This experience is often diminished though due to the common side effects, like vomiting and nausea, which often accompany pregnancy. The various symptoms of morning sickness are relatively common as an estimated 70-85% of pregnant women…

How to Handle Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, toxins and is one of the most serious diseases to strike people. The most common viruses to cause food poisoning are staphylococcus, E. coli and salmonella. The pain is even more acute in small children as their immune systems are not strong enough to fight against these…

Diabetic Shoes and Foot Ulcers

Shoes are important for patients with diabetes. Poor fitting shoes have been associated with sores on the feet called ulcers. Podiatrists, family doctors, vascular surgeons, nurses, patients, and even politicians despise foot ulcers. This is because ulcers lead to infection, limb amputation, and can be very expensive to treat. So, what exactly is a diabetic…

ADHD Natural Treatment – Acupressure

Most cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are handled by giving prescription medications. But did you know that ADHD and other developmental behaviors are often caused by poor nutrition and slow blood circulation to the brain? For many children who haven’t benefited from medication, natural treatments like diet modifications and special therapies have been helpful…

ADHD Natural Treatment – Acupressure

Most cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are handled by giving prescription medications. But did you know that ADHD and other developmental behaviors are often caused by poor nutrition and slow blood circulation to the brain? For many children who haven’t benefited from medication, natural treatments like diet modifications and special therapies have been helpful…