Medical Articles

What Are Gallbladder Polyps?

The gallbladder is an organ that does not have many functions and it is not even important for survival, but it can cause problems. Problems occur when either gallstones or gallbladder polyps form and become too large. This may sound scary, but having polyps does not necessarily mean that any adverse effects will be experienced…

Fibroid – The Basic Facts

Fibroid also known as leiomyoma or myoma, is a non cancerous growth made up of smooth muscles and fibrous tissues within or attached to the wall of the uterus (womb). In recent times, Fibroid has assumed a very popular status due to the problems of infertility so often, but in most cases erroneously, attributed to…

Yeast Infection of Throat – Causes and Symptoms

Yes, you can get a yeast infection of the throat through through oral sex. More often than not, this is how male yeast infections will occur. It can be passed to your throat from your partner and sometimes even back again. That's why you should strive to stop all sexual relationships until a yeast infection…

Dog Hepatitis – Owner's Guide to Hepatitis in Dogs

Hepatitis in dogs is a highly contagious viral disease. It primarily affects the liver. However, it can also affect various other organs. Transmission As you just learned, this disease is caused by a virus. This virus is known as canine adenovirus type 1, or CAV-1 for short. Most dogs get infected when they come into…

Cirrhosis – When the Liver Finally Loses the Battle

People other than health-care professionals who are directly involved with trying to save the lives of alcoholics have no concept of the agony, destruction, degradation, and just plain waste caused by this disease. The following article is definitely not for the 'fault of heart, but if you want a feel for what really happens when…

Salivary Stones – Nonoperative Removal of Sialoliths and Sialodochoplasy of Salivary Duct Strictures

Objective- To describe the nonsurgical removal of sialoliths and treatment of salivary duct strictures. Design- Case series. Setting- Two 200-bed general community hospitals. Patients- Twelve consecutive patients from April 1985 to November 1994 – 8 with calculi, 3 with salivary duct strictures, and 1 with calculi and strictures. Results- Successful nonoperative removal of calculi in…

Swollen Glands, Purging and Your Bulimia

Often when a bulimia sufferer is on the path of recovery, the most distressing sight to witness is the swollen face. Especially when working on bulimia recovery with a resolve to stop vomiting, noticing the swollen glands brings the sufferer back to throwing up in an attempt to bring the swollen neck glands back down.…

What You Need to Know About Cat Food

Cat Food Info # 1 Cats Need Protein in their Cat Food The cat food you feed to your cat should always be rich in protein. This generally should come from meat, poultry or fish. Many cat food brands advertise chicken, beef, and tuna flavored cat food because they know that cats need protein and…

How To Heal Foot Ulcer For People With Diabetes

For people with diabetes, ulcer growing on feet can be common. It is important to heal it soonest possible before it gets worse. Healing needs good foot care and one needs to treat it with antibiotic. Also, one needs to remove the dead tissue that is growing on the feet. For people with foot ulcer,…

How To Raise Creatinine Levels

If you're hunting out for ways in which you can improve muscle mass, it might benefit you to take a look at how creatinine can help you. Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is the by-product of muscle metabolism. It is produced from creatine, a molecule that plays a key role in the generation…

What Are the Alternative Options For Gastritis Treatment?

There are many options available for a person looking for Gastritis Treatment. Gastritis is a condition wherein the lining in the stomach gets inflamed or irritated. This can happen due to many reasons. Excessive drinking of alcohol or even prolonged use of anti inflammatory drugs can cause gastritis. You can treat the gastritis with the…

What Do You Know About the Coxsackie Virus?

The Coxsackie viruses combine a large subgroup of the enteroviruses. They produce a variety of illnesses in humans, including aseptic meningitis, herpangina, pleurodynia, hand, foot and mouth disease, myo- and pericarditis, common cold, and possibly diabetes, Coxsackie viruses have been divided into 2 groups; A and B, having different pathogenic potentials for mice. Coxsackie B…

Edema Treatment – Its Symptoms and Causes

Fluid accumulation in the body tissues and the area around the organs of the body is recognized as edema. Understanding the reason that leads to the condition is often the best method for edema treatment. Edema is commonly observed in the lower body or the hands, chest region or the abdomen. Heart failure may cause…