Medical Articles

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…

Home Buyer's First and Last Impressions

Before you place your property on the market, repair, neutralize and de-clutter. You want your home to shine. Below is a list of all areas that you should focus on in order to get buyers ready to buy your home. You want the buyers to feel like it's their home from beginning to end. Repairs…

Anxiety on the Rise

I’m sure you know someone, either in your family or among your friends, who is highly anxious. You will recognize the rapid speech, need for reassurance and fear of new situations, sometimes accelerating into full-blown panic. We have become scared to live. Anxiety, according to the Report of the Surgeon General, is the most common…

Scabies Rash – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Though there are over 300 million cases of scabies a year, many people have not heard of the scabies rash or think it has to do with poor personal hygiene. Scabies is quite contagious and can be caught in any close living situation or environment. There are reports in schools, nursing homes, college dorms and…

How to Heal Cold Sores in Three Days

Fever blisters, also known as cold sores, are outbreaks caused by the Herpes Simplex type-1 Virus. These can sometimes last up to 30 days and during this time cause significant discomfort and sometimes even pain. Unfortunately, as there is no cure for the virus yet, the only thing than can be done is to cure…

Types of Insomnia and Their Causes

Insomnia or sleeplessness is the difficulty experienced in falling asleep. There are several reasons that may cause this condition. Knowing the different type of insomnia will help you to better understand the responsible factors. Types of Insomnia 1. Sleep Onset Insomnia – It is also called delayed sleep phase syndrome. In this case, the patient feels…

Ringing in Ears Allergies and Cure

Ringing in ears allergies are not the only things that can cause ringing in ears. The sounds that are driving you crazy are actually symptoms of some other root problem, and, although ringing in ears allergies certainly can produce the ringing sounds there are many other underlying conditions that can do so. So the first…