Medical Articles

Oral Thrush Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush, which is also known as a yeast infection of the mouth, occurs when the body fails to properly manage yeast which is naturally found all about the human body. Oral Thrush can cause an uncomfortable burning sensation, and is accompanied by white spots occurring on the tongue, knees and roof of the mouth.…

Hepatitis C: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hepatitis C is a very important viral illness that primarily affect the liver. Most recent estimates indicate that about 1-2% of US population are affected by this illness. It is one of the most frequent causes of chronic liver condition, leading to hardening and cancer of the liver. Not surprisingly, hepatitis C remains one of…

How Does Alcohol Lead to Liver Disease?

In order to understand how alcohol leads to liver disease, you must first understand the function of the liver and alcohol's effects on this function. The liver helps your body break down fat and protein compounds by producing bile which enters the stomach to help the digestive process. It also helps to remove poisons and…

How to Treat Bacterial Vaginitis

There are two possible ways to treat bacterial vaginitis. One path is a doctor, and the other involves natural or holistic medicine plans. A doctor will prescribe medicine one of two ways, oral or topical. Both have the same efficiency rate, but most women prefer the oral medication due to comfort reasons. There are however…

Preventing Ulcers – In Layman's Terms

There is one thing about the topic of equine gastric ulcers that I am clear on – the more I learn about it, the more I realize we do not know. Most of the studies that have been done have been to show the effectiveness of omeprazole, an effective drug for curing and preventing ulcers.…

Eat Right For A Healthy Life

Our diet is an essential factor for the formation of our body. It is clearly stated in an Ayurvedic classic 'Charak Samhita' that consuming improper diet in improper way is the main cause of 'Disease'. According to Charak Samhita – "An appropriate and suitable diet in a disease is equivalent to a hundred drugs and…

Dandelion Root Tea Benefits

Just as the name implies, dandelion root tea is made from the roots of dandelions. Dandelions have been used over the years to treat a host of ailments such as bloating, breast illnesses, fever, gastrointestinal system disorders, joint aches and skin conditions among many other afflictions. Dandelion leaves contain a number of minerals including boron,…

How Could H Pylori Make You Feel Tired?

H. pylori may cause, or at least contribute to, many symptoms outside the digestive system of infected people. These symptoms are known as 'extragastric manifestations' of H pylori. Research is recovering associations with more and more extragastric symptoms and diseases. Some of the most common symptoms include: Depression & anxiety Low energy / fatigue Lethargy…

Heart Problems

In the last newsletter, we worked through the anatomy of the heart – primarily to lay the groundwork for this issue. By using what we learned in the last issue, we can now explore: Things that can go wrong with the heart. Medical treatments. Limitations that may be inherent in some of those treatments. What…

Diabetic Retinopathy – Treatment For Diabetic Eye Disease

There are various treatments available for the different manifestations of diabetic retinopathy. It used to be that laser treatment, of one form or the other, was the treatment of choice. Nowadays, there are intraocular injections of steroids, anti-VEGF medications, in addition to the traditional laser. Very soon, sustained release drug delivery systems will be an…

What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is a inflammatory condition of the arterial wall which is characterized by localized lipid rich deposits of atheroma (cholesterol containing leisons) that mostly remain silent until they become large to impair blood flow or until ulceration or erosion of the lesion results in obstruction or embolisation of the affected vessel. Atherosclerosis is a condition…

The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining Armor What is so special about wine? What is it that makes it potentially more protective against coronary heart disease, and possibly other diseases, that other forms of alcohol? In recent years, scientists have concluded without doubt that many human diseases such as heart disease,…