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Pancreatic Duct Blockage

To understand pancreatic duct blockage you first have to understand what the organ is and how it works. The pancreas is a small, six to ten inch long spongy organ located in the abdomen behind the stomach that is an important part of the digestive process. It produces some of the enzymes that the body…

Food Lectins in Health and Disease: An Introduction

In recent years it appears there is a rising epidemic of people suffering from chronic digestive and autoimmune conditions. Food intolerance or sensitivities may lie at the root of the problem. Most people, including doctors, have little clue how foods they eat may be contributing to their chronic illness, fatigue and digestive symptoms. There are,…

Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices – Is It for You?

Intra-uterine contraceptive devices, or IUCDs, are a means of contraception generally used by women who, for medical reasons, are unable to use hormonal contraceptive methods (eg oral contraceptives), or in those who not motivated or prefer not to use such methods. IUCDs are small devices that are inserted by your doctor into your uterus. They…

Dermoid Cysts

What is a dermoid cyst? Maybe you did not hear about this type of cyst before, but actually is very common for women age between 20 and 40. Also it can not only appear on fabrics, but also on the face, neck or skin. A dermoid cyst looks like a teratoma, a kind of tumor…

Hepatitis C – Fact Or Fiction

I have a very good friend who contracted Hepatitis C and lived with the disease for over 20 years. I am not sure that I even understand the disease and I am a physician. 80% of people with Hepatitis C do not even have symptoms. The disease affects the liver and there can be a…

Antioxidants Help the Liver Carry Out Its Cleansing Processes

The most common cause of liver disease is excess alcohol. Aside from consuming alcohol, learn which other factors – such as obesity and malnutrition – can play a role in developing this potentially life-threatening disease. Accumulated toxins in the body place a constant drag on the immune system, setting the stage for auto immune diseases…

Sialoliyhs – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sialoliths are salivary gland stones. Sialolithiasis refers to the process of formation of non-cancerous stones in the salivary glands. Sialoliths are usually made of calcium phosphate and carbon. They have tracks of other minerals. Sialoliths are not related to kidney stones. Sialoliths affect about 1 out of 100 adults. Men are affected twice as often…

Eating Disorders Like Anorexia Or Bulimia Affect All Ages

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa affect all age groups. The people who are most commonly affected are those who are in their college student years (teenagers to early twenties). Statistics published by The Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association relating to eating disorders in college students believe that 40% of female college students and…

The Role of Healthy Cookware in Cooking Healthy Food

What makes your food healthy? The presence of life-sustaining nutrients like vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and so much more… but have you ever considered what role your cookware plays? Studies have found that popular metal and ceramic cookware not only affect the nutritional value of food but also make it toxic. Want to find out…

Gastric Ulcers And Their Symptoms

You are a sane individual; you have just been told you have an ulcer. Jumping for joy? I thought not! Ulcers are a painful introduction to one's life and will require huge changes in lifestyle to reduce the pain and alleviate the condition. Of course, this is only of any worth, if the patient knows…

All Types of Stomach Diseases Predicted in Astrology

The planetary positions in a horoscope will clearly indicate the nature of the disease one would suffer from, the time and the cause of physical suffering can be previously ascertained and an appropriate remedy can be made to minimize the malefic affects. Factors Responsible For Stomach Ailments ยท Sun: fever, bile, Sun causes physical disorders…

Cold Compress

This is a local application using a cloth which has been wrung out in cold water. The cloth should be folded into a broad strip and dipped in cold water or ice water. The compression is generally applied to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, and back. The cold compress is an effective means of controlling…

What Is Bile Reflux

We are all familiar with the condition acid reflux Bile reflux is another condition that is not discussed as much, but is very similar and sometimes can be confused with acid reflux. First, let me educate you a little bit about what bile is. Bile is a digestive fluid produced in the liver. Some of…

Health Screening – A Revolutionizing Process to Prevent and Treat Any Disease Effectively

Health Screening – Prevention and Disease control. The new "holistic health center" consist of different, completely holistic (entity body) oriented components: A) Fast, effective, pain-free and non-invasive diagnosis, B) Analyzing and immediate treatment of meridian blockages, C) Energy therapy for over 200 disease conditions including cancer, nerve- and bone related diseases, D) Health monitoring and…

When Does a Leaking Heart Valve Mean Heart Valve Surgery?

A leaking heart valve fortunately, does not always mean valve surgery. And, heart valve surgery, if it becomes necessary, does not always have to mean that you'll need an open-heart surgery. In fact, most people with a leaking valve disorder, are totally unaware of their valvular disease. Their mildly leaking valve condition goes undetected because…