Medical Articles

Insomnia – Was Heath Ledger A Victim?

I was as shocked as anyone by the recent sudden death of movie star Heath Ledger and revelations of his struggle with insomnia. Here was a strong, fit 28-year-old man in the prime of life found dead in his apartment surrounded by sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs. I’ll leave it for the experts to determine…

Best Products For Ingrown Toenails Treatment

Once you start noticing the symptoms of an ingrown toenail, you should give it attention right away. There are many different products for ingrown toenails removal that are available in most healthcare or beauty shops in the country. Here are some of the most common tools and products that can help you out. Ingrown Toenail…

Effectiveness of Laser Treatment For Nail Fungus

Everyone can get infected with toenail fungus. It only differs how a person keeps himself clean maintain a properly hygiene. That is why we need to keep our entire body clean. Fungi are living organisms which look for dark and damp areas to reside. Dirty and moist nails are a perfect place for them. The…

How to Heal Your Ankle Sprain – Fast!

It’s been widely accepted that an ankle sprain heals slowly. With the traditional treatment known as R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), it usually takes 1-2 months. Most of us don’t have 4-8 weeks to lay around waiting for a sprained ankle to try and heal itself. Not only that, the ankle CANNOT heal itself well,…

How the Pancreas Works

The pancreas has two functions: a. Exocrine gland – Glands that discharge hormones into ducts b. Endocrine gland – Glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream The pancreatic endocrine function is to release the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream to regulate glucose levels. The pancreatic exocrine function releases digestive enzymes into the duodenum…

Leg Weakness, Causes And Treatment

Weakness in the legs occurs as a result of a decrease or loss of strength in any of the muscles or muscle groups involved in the movement of the legs. The most common causes of leg weakness are due to spinal cord/nerve compression or injury in the region of the lower back and include traumatic…

Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) And Diet – Kelp

As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when…

Colon Cancer Polyps

Often, colon cancer begins as a small cluster of cells known as “colon polyps.” While benign at first, some of these polyps may become cancerous over time. Doctors routinely perform a colonoscopy to check for polyps once a patient is over 50 and they may advocate the removal of polyps, if found. While there is…

Calcified Fibroid – Older Women

While fibroids occur in the uterus, older women are more prone to develop a calcified fibroid. Women that are going through or have gone through menopause experience a decrease in estrogen. While this might be good at alleviating some of the other symptoms of fibroids like the heavy menstrual bleeding, it can also lead to…

What Causes Cysts in Your Home Drinking Water?

Do you have cysts in your home drinking water? Here you will learn everything that there is to know about the cysts that may be present in your home drinking water supply. Below is a simple question and answer format that should give you a better understanding of the subject. • What are Cysts, Anyway?…

Is Oral Thrush Contagious?

Oral thrush or yeast infection of the mouth is very uncomfortable and disgusting to have. It can also spread itself to the throat and lips. Oral thrush is caused by excessive activity of candida Albicans yeast in the body. Candida is present in small quantities in everyone, but when they increase in numbers, they result…

Hepatitis Contagion in a Public Bathroom

For many people, the thought of using a public bathroom can be distressing and uncomfortable – and with good reason. Public bathrooms have a reputation for being one of the easiest places to pick up unwanted germs and viruses, and viral hepatitis is just one of many viruses to be aware of. Although there are…

Obesity, Alcohol & Liver Disease

The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations by the author. Please consult with your physician before making any lifestyle or medication changes, or if you have any other concerns regarding your health. OBESITY, ALCOHOL & LIVER DISEASE Chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, is…

5 Treatment Options For Canine Struvite Crystals

If you’ve ever had a dog suffer from canine struvite crystals, aka bladder stones, you probably know how stressful the experience can be. It’s important to spot the problem early in order to treat it timely and prevent it from getting worse. If struvite crystals keep your dog from urinating for even just a few…