Medical Articles

Cerebrovascular Diseases – Cerebral Embolism

The embolus is usually derived from the heart or sometimes from atheromatous plaques in the carotid or vertebrobasilar systems. Emboli commonly consist of thrombi, atheromatous plaques, Cardiac vegetations and calcareous particles, but rarely fat, air and tumor tissue may be seen. The clinical setting in which embolism occurs often provides the clue to the nature…

Severe Heartburn or a Heart Attack?

Severe heartburn caused by acid reflux and GERD (gastroesphageal reflux disease) is suffered by millions of people across the globe. Heartburn feels as though one’s heart is on fire. However, this feeling is simply caused by stomach acid being pushed back up into the esophagus, which tends to result in a burning sensation behind the…

The Role of Nutrition – Diet and Heart Disease

Nutrition: Diet and heart diseases go hand in hand. Nutritious food plays a very important role in maintaining good health. Poor eating habits can lead to several diseases. Here, we shall discuss about the common heart ailments and the role of nutritious food in preventing heart related disorders. Types Of Heart Diseases There are almost…

Top 5 Superfoods For Hair Growth

Hair growth is dependent on the quality of our nutrition. Our bloodstream nourishes hair follicles, so the quality of the nutrients in our blood affects the quality of our hair. What are the best foods to create healthy, luscious hair? 1. Salmon and fatty fish-Think of the fish oils and omegas in these guys as…

A Cure for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a most lethal cancer. It has unusual characteristics. The more I look at it the more I am convinced it does not behave like a true solid tissue cancer. o Serosal membranes very rarely become malignant except with Mesothelioma. o It is not asbestos fiber dose dependent. o It is not cigarette…

Chest Infection Symptoms

Just last week, the Swine flu infection statistics A (H1N1) virus have increased remarkably. The Laboratories have confirmed the worldwide cases to the World Heath Organisation (WHO-193 member states) have increased from 19,273 to 36,038 as of the 6-17-2009. Worst cases confirmed as follows: o USA 17855 o Mexico 6241 o Canada 2978 o Australia…

What You Need to Know About Childhood Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a respiratory disorder or infection in the upper respiratory tract which commonly occurs in adults as their airways become inflamed and blocked with sputum. Bronchitis can be very mild and it can also be very severe. I am yet to see one that feels comfortable at all with the disease because it really…

Knee Pain and Skiing

Be sure to notify your orthopedic specialist if you have knee pain accompanied with swelling, cannot fully extend of flex your knee, notice a deformity, have a fever, or if the knee “gives out”. Knee Injuries from Skiing Because of the mechanics of the sport, knee injuries are quite common for skiers. These injuries can…

Arizona Child Seat Belt Law May Get A Boost

By most standards, Arizona child seat belt law is lagging. In all but three states, five-year-olds are required to ride in a car seat. Currently, under Arizona seat belt law, there are no regulations guiding seat belt use for children five-years-old and up. All children four-years-old and younger are required to have either a car,…

Cerebral Palsy and Developing the Right Attitude

Cerebral Palsy and developing the right attitude can make the difference between some measure of independence and having to depend on caregivers for a lifetime. For parents, constantly doing everything for a special needs child does him/her no favors; likewise, constantly expecting people to bail you out, if you have a disability, is only going to…

Owner’s Guide to Iguana Paralysis

Paralysis in iguanas is a very serious condition. While some iguanas may be paralyzed permanently, sometimes the condition is reversible. So, what exactly causes iguana paralysis? Causes Your iguana can become paralyzed for various reasons. The most common cause of this condition is metabolic bone disease. It can also occur if you keep your iguana…

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Imagine passing a scan test at a hospital for chest pains or heartburn symptoms and your doctor accidentally discovers you have a hiatal hernia condition. You may be wondering if you will need to undergo surgery. Well first let me reassure you that the vast majority of this type of conditions are not considered to…