Medical Articles

When Your Heart Hurts

Every day, your heart tirelessly pumps hundreds of liters of blood to supply your body’s needs. It does not even stop for a single minute to rest. Over time, however, your heart grows tired and begins to manifest symptoms of ‘wear and tear’. It may first exhibit its gradual deterioration in occasional chest pains that…

The Facts About Lymphedema

What is lymphedema? It is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in an extremity, the groin, face, neck or the chest. There are many reasons for this to occur. There is Primary lymphedema which is a condition that you can be born with (congenital), or can occur later in life (acquired). Primary cases occur most often…

Psychosomatic Disease – The Mind & Body Connection

As an internist, I'm fascinated by the cause of disease. Just as every crime mystery has a perpetrator, every disease has a cause. The closer you get to identifying the cause of disease, the more effective the treatment. One axiom I follow is that the further the target of our treatment is from the actual…

Diabetes Support Groups to Prevent Heart Attack

Diabetes support groups are available to help the diabetics through learning and planning their new lifestyle. This is now more essential than in learning how to prevent heart attack, a long term complication of this condition. Take heart for it can be prevented. Heart and blood vessel disease are the main cause of death among…

HDL or LDL? What's The Difference Between HDL and LDL?

In various media forms today, we often hear a lot about cholesterol. The terms HDL and LDL are commonly used, but embarrassingly, most people really do not know the difference. Cholesterol is one of the natural substances found in the body that has certain vital functions to perform like: The Building of cell membranes Maintenance…

Children's Common Respiratory Diseases

While the most common respiratory diseases in children and adults are colds and flu, there are other lung diseases that children are also vulnerable to. One of these is bronchitis. The bronchial tubes transport the air we inhale to the air sacs in our lungs. Here oxygen is absorbed into the bloodstreams. If these tubes…

Grow From Your Strengths

My recent AHA is that growth comes from focusing relentlessly on the positive. That's a big change for me. I've spent a lot of time reflecting on my past, to try to understand it and learn whatever lesson is there for me. Now I'm realizing how limited the usefulness of that approach is. For the…

Bronchitis Vs Pneumonia

What is the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? BRONCHITIS It is an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the large air way passes that lead from the mouth to the lungs. If it is caused by a virus, it is self limited and needs no treatment at all. It is divided into two types sometimes…

Alternative Ways to Stop Smoking

Most smokers by now are familiar with the cold turkey approach to stopping smoking (not recommended), and the many stop-smoking aids available from the high street pharmacy. Sadly, there are some folks who have tried just about every conventional method to quit yet still can not seem to stay stopped. Are these traditional options really…

Best Laryngitis Home Remedies Using Therapeutic Essential Oils

Laryngitis remedies using essential oils are far superior to most over-the-counter, synthetic choices because they create deep healing, rather than just covering up the symptoms. You’ll get over the laryngitis quicker and feel better while you’re healing and afterwards. What Is Laryngitis? It’s an inflammation usually caused by an infection of the vocal cords. It’s…

Dispelling the Myths About a Penile Fracture

It's the fear that lurks in the back of every man's mind: The painful problem of a penile fraction. Horror stories abound of men who were simply enjoying a little bit of sexual congress with a partner only to suddenly find themselves in agony, thinking only of how long it will take to get to…

Dog Training Shock Collar Pros and Cons

A shock collar is a type of "control tool" used to correct a dog's behavior, but are they safe and effective? Learn more in this article. Your dog has some outrageous behavior – it does not like children or maybe any visitors? Or sometimes it keeps using the house as a toilet? It never seems…