Medical Articles

What is Psoriasis and What to Do About This Disease

Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic skin condition characterized by thick discolored patches of skin. It most typically affects adults, but younger children and teenagers can have it, as well. Because of its unsightly nature, people with psoriasis often feel very ashamed and embarrassed about having it and go through great lengths to cover it up…

Candida Fungus – Forget What You’ve Been Told

Candida albicans is essentially a type of fungus which lives on the human body, usually on the skin and mucous membranes. However, when there’s an imbalance involving the naturally occurring beneficial bacteria, Candida fungus can become an infectious agent as the fungus begins to multiply uncontrollably. If you’re currently under the impression that this poses…

Why Am I Having Allergies During Menopause?

Menopausal changes that occur during change of life have been linked to over 34 symptoms, some of which are quite unusual. Unlike the familiar menopausal symptoms of hot and cold flashes, heavy unusual sweating, irritability, mood swings, and lapses in memory, for example, many menopausal women are experiencing unexpected allergic reactions. And so, instead of…

Perimenopause Symptom – Irritability

You used to be such a peace-loving person – quiet when a co-worker stabs you in the back to get a promotion that’s supposed to be yours, so patient when the kids are running around the house screaming their lungs out, smiling when you mistakenly roast your chicken to a perfect even-colored black. So you…

Depression – Am I Crazy?

Let’s talk about happiness. Most of us want to be happy, all the time, no matter what is going on around us! It’s plain and simple. But, being happy, how do you do that, get there, be that? Maybe happy is not really what you are looking for. After all, happy is just like any…

Cat Psychology – Does My Cat Have a Phobia?

Many of us will have suffered with or encountered someone suffering with a phobia. These are intense fears of something that persist over a long period of time and can have a debilitating effect on the person. In humans, phobias can occur due to a number of reasons and can be focused on anything we…

Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety attacks are very scary. During an attack you feel like you are choking, you feel nauseas, you arms and legs start tingling… Many people will think they are dying. It really is a terrible condition. The reactions that happen during an anxiety attack are similar to what happens when we are in a situation…

Insomnia – 10 Tricks to Get to Sleep Fast

1. Try an easy type of meditation called candle gazing. This is done while sitting with your legs crossed in a comfortable position in a dim room, and gazing at a lit candle. While doing this try to keep your eyes open as long as possible, without blinking. Or gaze at the candle for a…

How to Cure An Ingrown Fingernail

Curing an ingrown fingernail would be easy if you know how to do it correctly. It may be a bit painful when you are removing it, but that is the only way to free your hands from an ingrown fingernail. Here are some useful tips in curing your ingrown fingernail or toenail. 1. You have…

Is Toenail Fungus Contagious?

Is nail and toenail fungus a contagious disease? The short answer to that question is “yes”. If you are seeing signs of a toenail fungus, yellowing of the nails, green, crusty or bumpy in appearance, chances are, you picked up an infection from someone else. Many people think toenail fungus is not a contagious disease…

Muscles Are Compromised After Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a tear of one or more ligaments in the ankle. The most common type of ankle injury is an inversion ankle sprain which results in tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. When the ligaments don’t heal correctly, or they heal in a lengthened position, instability can result.…

Nystatin and Diflucan – The Myth Exposed

There exists the myth that Nystatin and Diflucan are very powerful antifungal treatments. This myth exists due to the fact that they are the most prescribed and revered antifungal. It also exists because the drug companies and your Doctor may say it’s so. However the herbal kingdom also contains antifungal substances. In fact there a…