Medical Articles

Frequent Symptoms of Umbilical Hernias

Umbilical hernias are thought to be a harmless condition that ordinarily affects infants. The hernia forms when a section of the intestine is fighting through a vulnerable part in the muscles of the abdomen. While this condition is more often found in infants it has the ability to impact some adults as well. The majority…

Treatment for Spondylolisthesis

Have you been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is a low back condition which often begins in adolescence. It starts with a stress fracture of one of the vertebrae of your low back. One of my cases involved a 16-year old boy who played baseball. Every time he swung the bat and missed (which, of course,…

Mystery of The Herniated Disc With No Pain

Many people who have herniated discs have no symptoms and there are not even aware of the problem. When they do feel pain, it's because the ruptured disc is pressing on the neighboring nerves or the spinal cord. Where the pain is felt in the body depends on which nerve the disc may be pressing…

The Respiratory System Explained

The existence of the human body is made possible due to a lot of significant organ systems and processes. Each one has its due importance and is indispensable; one such major organ system is the respiratory system. The two organs needed the most in the human body to keep it alive technically are the heart…

Tonsil Stones – When Do You Need Antibiotics?

Tonsils are not unwanted as they are not only good but also serve various necessary immunological functions. They protect our body from particular diseases that there is no need to remove them without and until they create serious problems in us. They can range from smaller sized stones which may not be visible to naked…

Causes of Morbid Obesity

How does obesity happen? The reasons are complex. Despite popular opinion, morbid obesity is not purely the result of eating too much. According to recent studies, it has been found that cases of morbid obesity are often rooted in genetic causes. If this holds true in an individual case, then dieting and exercise will have…

Ringworm in Humans – What You Need to Know

Although the word worm is in the name, ringworm is not caused by a worm or any other kind of animal. Ringworm in humans is a fungus infection. It can affect people or animals. The name ringworm comes from the tell-tale red ring that appears on the infected person's skin. The trademark look of ringworm…

Candida Overgrowth Symptoms 101

I'm assuming since you searched for Candida overgrowth symptoms, you are pretty certain that you have this fungal infection in your body. Candida is another word for 'yeast infections', since Candida is the main part of what makes them. Contrary to popular belief, men and women can both suffer from yeast infections, and if not…

Can I Beat Depression?

Depression is the most treatable of all mental illnesses, and with a few simple daily lifestyle choices, you can beat depression. First, to beat depression acceptance is critical. Learn the symptoms, and understand that these negative thoughts and feelings is the depression speaking for you. Understand that you must make changes, and seek help. Depression…

An Introduction to Driving Phobias

For some people, seatbelts, airbags and GPS navigators just are not enough. The thought of driving alone is enough to send serious shivers up their spines. Decades after Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry, choking up city streets and freeways with high-volume vehicular traffic, people have started to develop the fears of these horseless carriages.…

Is Anxiety Holding You Back From Achieving True Happiness?

So what is GAD? GAD is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, and feeling out of control, stressed and overwhelmed. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect many people in South Africa in particular due to increasing stress at work, conflict at home and trauma…

We Really Do Need Our Beauty Sleep After All

Eat right, get enough exercise, get the right beauty products, take the right vitamins and your health your weight and your appearance will be what you want them to be. That sums up the common wisdom on this subject. However, this formula leaves a very important piece of the good health puzzle. Believe it or…