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How To Get A Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol is a natural sterol that is produced in the liver; it is a vital part of a healthy body as it acts as a structural component of the cell membranes and helps the body to absorb various vitamins. Cholesterol becomes a problem when there is too much in the body. Sometimes this is due…

Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Hemorrhoids

When the blood vessels in and around the anal region swell up due to various reasons, it results in hemorrhoids or piles. Nearly 35% of the humankind suffer from hemorrhoids. Unhealthy eating habits, lack of movement or exercise, prolonged standing or sitting can cause hemorrhoids. Females during pregnancy may experience this difficulty due to pressure on the blood…

How To Cure Erectile Function By Going Natural

Erectile dysfunction is a sexual dysfunction in men wherein the penis can not develop or maintain an erection required for sexual intercourse. This kind of impotency is distinguished sharply from psychological impotence, since most cases of erectile dysfunction are large a physiological matter. Erection of the penis in men involves blood flowing into the penis…

Ringworm in Dogs and Treatment

The name of disease confuses us. We should be clear that Ringworm is not caused by worms. In fact, it is caused by Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, or Trichophyton mentagrophytes fungus. In hot, humid climates, ringworm fungus is common but most cases of ringworm arise in the fall and winter. The pet owners must be…

When to Call the Doctor About an Itchy Penis

Every man knows how it feels to have an itchy penis – and it’s not fun. However, in most cases an itchy penis goes away quickly, and usually a man knows exactly what caused it. That’s why most itchy, red penis situations aren’t cause for concern. But what is a man to do when he…

Nail Fungus Treatments You Should Know About

Prescription Oral Medication There are several different oral remedies available for the treatment of toenail fungus, although most are available by prescription only. Many of these oral remedies are taxing on the liver, so doctors prescribe them sparingly. Oral medications promote new nail growth. Be sure to file down or remove infected tissue as new…

Allergic Rhinitis – Which Nasal Sprays Work Best?

Astelin (azelastine) is a unique drug with a chemical structure unlike any other allergy or asthma medication. It is approved for both seasonal and annual (chronic) allergic rhinitis and is available only by prescription. Allergic rhinitis is the most common type of allergy and is also known as "hay fever". Basically, an inflammation of mucous…

The 7 Most Effective Herbs For Insomnia

Insomnia affects millions of people each year. The most common form of sleep disorder, insomnia is generally caused by emotional and physical stress that has overwhelmed the sufferer producing anxiety and restlessness that prevent restful sleep. The lack of sleep caused by it can have effects ranging from less harmful symptoms such as irritability and…

Fornication

Pejorative images of Bible-thumping deviates come to mind. When did we become so ignorant as to regard natural healthy sexual contact as a ‘sin’? Who benefits? Did the patriarchs and harem masters want all the women for themself? Why did men have to use power to get what women love to share? Family planning and…

The Problem With "Remedies" To Lower Blood Pressure

Many people are searching for natural alternatives to prescription drugs for lower blood pressure. And rightly so; Blood pressure medications are among the most frequently prescribed drugs and yet they are also responsible for some of the most numerous and unpleasant side effects. What's more, they are not as effective as previously believed and some…

Dangerous Drugs

Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra: An editorial concerning dangerous drugs Usually my web site deals with Internet and other media markets, but whereas our motto is "Caveat Emptor, Let the buyer beware" and is consumer advocacy oriented, we will from time to time discuss anything in that is relevant to warning readers of problems. This is…

Boerhaave's Syndrome – Spontaneous Rupture Of The Esophagus

Case Presentation: An 80 year old female with a past medical history of hypertension, renal cell carcinoma, and status-post nephrectomy, experienced an episode of choking, coughing and vomiting when she had difficulty swallowing her Centrum Silver tablet. Soon after vomiting, the patient developed sever chest pain with radiation to her back. The pain was significantly…

Types and Symptoms Of Heart Valve Disease

There are two types of heart valve disease – heart disease resulting from narrowed heart valves, and heart disease resulting from leaky heart valves. Each of them stems from several different causes, ranging from birth defects, to bacterial infection, to aging. Congential Heart Valve Disease Congenital heart valve is the most common, and can result…