Toenail Fungus Laser – Effective or Not?

If you have toenail fungus, you may have seen advertisements for laser treatment of this nail infection. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation and confusing claims being made about these treatments. This article should help you determine if it is worth it for you to consider laser treatment of your fungal toenails. There are…

Ankle Sprain Physiotherapy Treatment

Sprained ankles are very common and repeated sprains can lead to a swollen, painful ankle, problems walking on rough ground and the risk of re-injury. The physiotherapist begins with asking: How did the injury occur? Was there a high level of force involved? What happened afterwards – could the patient walk or did they go…

Glomerulonephritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

Glomerulonephritis (glo-mer-u-lo-nuh-FRI-tis) is a type of kidney disease. It is caused by inflammation of the internal kidney structures (glomeruli). Also called glomerular disease, glomerulonephritis can be acute, referring to a sudden attack of inflammation, or chronic, which comes on gradually. Kidney disease of diabetes, IgA nephropathy, and lupus nephritis are some types of glomerulonephritis. IT…

Anabolic Steroid Side Effects

The action of testosterone can be in ways both beneficial and detrimental to the body. On the plus side, this hormone has a direct impact on the growth of muscle tissues, the production of red blood cells and overall well being of the organism. But it may also negatively effect the production of skin oils,…

Getting Rid Of Sinus Fungus

Once it makes contact with the sinuses, it can stick around for months or years until an effective treatment has been administered. Some of the symptoms to watch out for are headaches, chronic nasal congestion, pain and pressure in the infected sinuses. Sinus fungus can be classified as invasive or non-invasive. Invasive sinus fungi, although…

The Relationship Between Hepatitis and Oral Health

Hepatitis, more particularly Hepatitis C, has been associated with the decline or worsening of the oral health condition of patients infected with the diseases. As such, these patients experience problems not just pertaining to the health of their teeth and mouth, but also with their quality of life as manifested by their reluctance to interact…

Different Methods Of Kidney Stone Treatment

Kidney stones (also known as renal calculi) are a common but notoriously painful condition. Kidney stone treatment may be accomplished in several different ways, ranging from the stones passing through the system without any aid to open surgery. It is possible for kidney stones to dissolve, but this is very rare. Some of the most…

Lead poisoning and the gout connection

Recently, gout has inundated the business and health news. The big stories are about US Federal Drug Administration’s approvals of new uric acid lowering drugs for gout and hyperuricemia. Scientists at John Hopkins University also made the news claiming to have found the “gout gene.” Population studies indicate that there is an alarming worldwide increase…

Duodenal Ulcer Information

The symptoms of duodenal ulcers include heartburn, stomach pain relieved by eating or taking antacids, weight gain, and a burning sensation at the back of the throat. The patient is most likely to feel discomfort two to four hours after meals, or after having citrus juice, coffee, or aspirin. About fifty percent of patients with…