Bronchitis – A Natural Remedy

We all know the traditional way to treat Bronchitis. Natural remedies are thought to be useless by many doctors. But their way is to use conventional medicine. In the case of bronchitis it would be an antibiotic. But antibiotics are not as highly though as they used to be. This is because it has become…

Liquid Paraffin (mineral Oil) Allergy

Symptoms of a reaction to Mineral Oils:  Watery spots develop under skin on hands or feet (for me). The area becomes puffy, hot and itchy. Three days later skin will become dry and start to flake. New skin is revealed as the area recovers. Cause: Using products that contain Liquid Paraffin (mineral oil).  Such as…

Hip Joint Replacement – Expectation and Limitations

Hip Joint Replacement is a surgery commonly performed in Orthopedic practice, wherein the hip joint is changed to a new modular bearing providing painless articulation. The common indications of a Hip Replacement surgery are: 1. Hip Joint Arthritis- either degenerative or inflammatory pathology. 2. Fracture Neck Femur (upper end of thigh bone) 3. Malformed hip…

Hemorrhoids Itching – Causes and Relief From Itchy Hemorrhoids

 Hemorrhoids itching need to be treated and remedied immediately. However, before you start it is important to know the causes and treatments of hemorrhoids itching. Why do hemorrhoids itch and how can you stop it? Here are some useful information that guarantee to help you:  Causes of Hemorrhoids Itching  Internal hemorrhoids irritate the mucus membrane…

Treatment of Fractures on a Hike in South Africa

Head Fractures Very dangerous and mostly fatal. Classic signs would be bruises behind the ears or around the eyes, and fluid coming from the ears and nose. This is serious because the brain tissue would be damaged and will swell as the body tries to bring extra blood up to the brain. Therefore never raise…

Functional Restoration – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Functional restoration involves administering electrical impulses throughout the body. This is done with a Functional Restoration Machine ( FRM). The process can be administered by a patient in the home setting, outside a clinic. Most patients seek the advice and treatment of a functional restorationist who has been trained and certifed by the American College…

Living With Cerebral Palsy

The seventh of our series of ten articles on cerebral palsy (CP) looks at the nature and range of challenges that people with CP face on a daily basis. Understanding these challenges enables the reader to appreciate the handicapping effects of CP, and how to limit such effects to a minimum. We mentioned in previous…

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury can occur as a result of several different causes – automobile accidents, high intensity impact (as could be common in a sports injury), falls, physical abuse or any kind of trauma could potentially cause a spinal cord injury. In some instances the impact need not even be all that severe if…

Beri Beri – It’s Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Beri Beri? Beriberi is a vitamin deficiency disease in which the body does not have enough thiamine (vitamin B1). Beriberi literally means “I can’t, I can’t” in Singhalese, which reflects the crippling effect it has on its victims. Thiamine serves as a coenzyme in the chemical pathway responsible for the metabolism of carbohydrates.…

Tonsil Stones Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tonsil stones, also known as tonsil debris, tonsil calculus, or tonsillolith, are calcareous deposits that form in the tonsil crevices in some people. These deposits consist of organic debris, bacteria and dead cells. If these stones burst, they release a particularly foul smell. That smell may cause halitosis, popularly known as bad breath. The cause…

Metabolic Syndrome Treatment – Walking Fights Metabolic Syndrome

Health and Fitness advice from the First Lady of Fitness, Fashion, and Fun, a Pittsburgh personal trainer, lifestyle coach, and Independent Beachbody Coach: Have you been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a group of disorders linked to heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. Some of the symptoms included abdominal obesity, blood fat disorders…

What is Diabetes? A Brief Summary

There are three main types of diabetes that people are thinking of when they ask, "What is diabetes?" These types of diabetes are the most common forms found in the United States and affect a majority of individuals at some time in their life. In the United States, about 5-10% of children and young adults…