Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is a blanket term that refers to a number of health issues caused by bacterial infections, viruses, and parasites that you can ingest with your food. Doctors say that you actually get food poisoning more often than you think; they purport that every time you have diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours, it…

How Can You Detect Stomach Ulcers?

Did you know that you have a one in ten chance of developing an ulcer at some time in your life? These small perforations of the gastrointestinal tract can cause a world of hurt and complications that may jeopardize your health. Stomach ulcers, sometimes called a peptic ulcer, are small holes in the gastrointestinal tract’s…

How Can Acupuncture Help You?

Acupuncture is the practice of sticking hair fine needles into the body at various points in order to relieve symptoms or cure illnesses and diseases. It is a practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. When the needles are put into the body, they are said to work by realigning the yin, yang, and xi (or ki…

General Surgery 10 Tips to Ease Unna Boot Billing

Although the coding itself is straightforward there is only one Unna boot code this does not necessarily mean that reporting this service will be problem-free. An Unna boot is a medicated dressing that surgeons use to treat varicose leg ulcers, which may occur due to increased venous pressure from venous insufficiency or other outflow problems.…

Lymphedema Sleeve

Surgical or even pharmacological treatments for lymphedema are not as effective as the natural preventive measures. Infact although lymphedema is incurable, it can be treated rightly with natural remedies and care. Complete Decongestive Physical Therapy (CDP) is the best methods to treat patients who suffer from lymphedema. This treatment includes, bandaging, compression garments, exercises and…

How Does a Heart Attack Affect the Body?

A heart attack occurs when a blockage forms in the heart or in the arteries around the heart, resulting in restricted blood flow to a section of the heart muscle. When it occurs, the flow of blood must be restored a quickly as possible in order to avoid death of the tissue around the heart.…

Heart Attack Risk: Five Tests Your Doctor Should Do

If you want to learn your chances of suffering a heart attack, ask your doctor to draw blood for C-Reactive Protein (CRP), the good HDL and the bad LDL cholesterol, small low-density lipoprotein, Lp (a), homocysteine. He will also check your blood pressure. We used to think that heart attacks were caused primarily by plaques…

High Blood Cholesterol Candidate for Heart Attack

Cholesterol, a yellowish fatty substance, is one of the essential ingredients of the body. Although it is essential to life, it has a bad reputation, being a major villain in heart disease. Every person with a high blood cholesterol is regarded as a potential candidate for heart attack, a stroke or high blood pressure. Cholesterol…

What is atheroma (atherosclerosis)?

What is Cardiovascular disease?Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an abnormal function of the heart or blood vessels. It can increase the risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, cardiac rhythm problems, thus resulting in decreased quality of life and decreased life expectancy. When doctors use the term ‘Cardiovascular Disease’ they usually mean diseases of the heart…

Lung Nodules – Detection And Cure

Lung nodules, also medically referred to as pulmonary nodules are miniature, roundish growth that appear on the lung, that is usually about three centimeters or less in size. Lung nodules can be cancerous or can be caused by other serious diseases. Cancerous nodules are usually identified by rapid growth that quickly become masses. About 40…