Salivary Stones – Nonoperative Removal of Sialoliths and Sialodochoplasy of Salivary Duct Strictures

Objective- To describe the nonsurgical removal of sialoliths and treatment of salivary duct strictures. Design- Case series. Setting- Two 200-bed general community hospitals. Patients- Twelve consecutive patients from April 1985 to November 1994 – 8 with calculi, 3 with salivary duct strictures, and 1 with calculi and strictures. Results- Successful nonoperative removal of calculi in…

Ginseng – Is It Really Beneficial or an Asian Myth?

For thousands of years, ginseng has been revered in the Orient as an almost magical natural supplement with amazing benefits for those who use it regularly. It is said that ginseng will boost the immune system, enhance vitality, increase physical endurance, increase mental alertness, and treat illnesses like colds, fevers, headaches, and vomiting. It is…

Bronchitis with a Rattling Cough

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi, which are situated in your lungs and sometimes in the trachea, the windpipe conveying air from your nose to your lungs. Any inflammation in your lungs is going to cause difficulty in breathing regardless of the cause, which can be many and varied. You may feel congested and…

Food Poisoning – How To Avoid It, How To Treat It

While America's food supply is the safest in the world, food poisoning is responsible for approximately 76 million illnesses in the United States each year. In fact, it is estimated that 60% or more of the raw poultry sold today probably has disease-causing bacteria. Anyone eating food contaminated by certain bacteria, parasites, or viruses can…

Acute Bronchitis Antibiotics – 4 Reasons You Must Use Them

In America alone, a number of cases of URIs, otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, and acute bronchitis are diagnosed every year. Accordingly, a number of prescriptions are written to cure these disorders. According to studies conducted on the subject, around 70 percent of children and adults receive unnecessary antibiotics to treat acute bronchitis every year. In…

A New Way of Looking at Stomach Aches

In evaluating stomach upsets, the physician should not only focus on hyperacidity. New developments in research have changed the way gastric distress is diagnosed. Physicians must consider not only the possibility of hyperacidity but he or she should also examine how healthy is the patient's gastrointestinal motility. The doctor must look into these possibilities: is…

A New Way of Looking at Stomach Aches

In evaluating stomach upsets, the physician should not only focus on hyperacidity. New developments in research have changed the way gastric distress is diagnosed. Physicians must consider not only the possibility of hyperacidity but he or she should also examine how healthy is the patient's gastrointestinal motility. The doctor must look into these possibilities: is…

Jaw hurts while chewing and eating

Look at that juicy, mouth-watering burger with smoked bacon, topped with caramelized balsamic onion, chanterelle mushroom, grilled pineapple and three kinds of cheeses.  Hmmm…high cholesterol burger.  You can’t wait to sink your teeth into one of the best burgers that was ever yanked out of a cow.  But wait, you can’t eat solid foods.  Your…

Why You Should Eat Watermelon in the Summer

Eating watermelon in summer is not only refreshing us but also has a lot of benefits for our body. This fruit also has healing effect for them who have some diseases such as high blood pressure. Besides, the high content of water is also very helpful to prevent dehydration. Watermelon is best solution to reduce…

What is Macular Degeneration – Can it Be Cured?

Truth be told: there is a huge variety of eye conditions that people tend to suffer from. Although many of these can be corrected early on with proper medical intervention (corrective glasses, surgery, pharmaceutical products,) some conditions are brought on by the onset of advanced age. In which case, very little corrective measures can be…

Fibromyalgia and Severe Pain Symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a common diagnosis for patients that suffer from sore joints, aching muscles, fatigue, impaired immunity, sleep disorders, disturbed microcirculation, and reduced level of energy. When these symptoms occur side by side with autoimmune symptoms, chances are the patient is suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose as majority of physicians and medical…

Information on Hip and Thigh Pain

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, surrounded by large muscles. The ball, the round head of the femur (thigh bone), is set deeply in the acetabulum, a deep socket or cavity in the pelvis. The joint is very stable. The majority of long-term hip problems are associated with aging, disease (such as arthritis) and fractures.…

About Warning Signs And Symptoms In Heart Attack

Heart attack or acute myocardial infarction occurs when one of the heart's arteries is blocked so the blood supply in nutrients and oxygen is cut off, in the respect coronary the blood flow may be stopped and blood clot are formed, the territory irrigated by the respective artery suffers of miocardial infarction. Because people do…