Ingrown Toenails – How to Treat & Prevent Them

An ingrown toenail is a curved shaped nail which grows into the skin at the edges. Mild curvature of the nail may not result in much pain, but severe curvature can cause redness, swelling, considerable pain and infection. The medical term for an ingrown nail is onychocryptosis. “Onych/o” means nail, “crypt” means hidden and “osis”…

Toenail Fungus–Cure It Or Live With It?

Nail fungus is most often  found in the toenails and is a nuisance infection which you can choose to ignore or to cure as you see fit. The fungus has no very serious health effects and as a consequence it is quite safe to simply ignore it if you can stand  having thick ugly and yellow looking toenails. The affected nails will be very thick and tough and can sometimes come completely off, after a time, to bare…

What Are Sprains?

Sprains and strains are often lumped together and are among the most common of sports injuries. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the thick, fibrous tissue that connects bones together. A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Sprains and strains can both cause tremendous pain. Sprains most often occur in…

How to Get Rid of Bruises

A bruise is a common skin injury that results in a discoloration of the skin. Blood from damaged blood vessels deep beneath the skin collects near the surface of the skin resulting in what we think of as a black and blue mark. Parsley is a common garden herb, rich in vitamins and therapeutic properties.…

The Influence of the Duodenum on Health

This is the third article in a five part series devoted to digestion where we have been following a nutritionally poor meal, typical of America, from the mouth to the esophagus to the stomach. We have seen that the food enters the mouth where enzymes are added via sublingual glands. The meal then moves through…

Why You Should Have An Indican Test

Why Should I Have This Test? Dysbiosis is most likely the major contributing factor to most diseases and conditions and as such ought to be inquired in to as a possible cause in all medical conditions. Another major reason that this checkup is so important is that unless your gut is healthy you are very…

Rectal Polyps

A Rectal Polyp is a mass of tissue that breaks through the mucous membrane of the colon or rectum and then juts outs into the digestive tract. There are several different classifications of polyps including the common polypoid adenomas, villous adenomas, Focal polypoid hyperplasia, and juvenile polyps (also called hamartomas). Most rectal polyps are found…

Uterine Fibroid -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Treatment Uterine Fibroid Uterine fibroids (singular Uterine Fibroma) (leiomyomata, singular leiomyoma) are benign tumors which grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are the most common benign neoplasm in females, and may affect about 25% of white and 50% of black women during the reproductive years.Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are common noncancerous (benign) tumors…

Cysts Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Cysts

CYSTS A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Cysts develop in various places in the body. Depending on the type of cyst the fluid within the cyst can range from thin and watery to thick and paste-like. Some cysts have a thicker solid outer part with some fluid within. If you do have a cyst,…

What Causes Oral Thrush In Adults?

A fungal organism called Candida albicans is what causes oral thrush in adults.  This problem is easy enough to develop as the Candida lives on our bodies in small numbers all the time, but when the opportunity arises, it will take advantage of any imbalances in the body in order to develop in numbers and…

Hepatits – Information, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis means liver inflammation. Viral hepatitis means that a person has liver inflammation due to a virus. Viral infection of the liver makes the liver swell up and stop working well. The liver is an important organ. It helps your body with these functions: Digests food Stores energy Removes poisons Hepatitis C is a disease…

What End Stage Liver Disease Means

End-stage liver disease refers to the 4th stage, or cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is when the cells of the liver start to die and create scarring. It’s caused by chronic liver disease, and the most common causes of chronic liver disease are alcohol abuse and hepatitis C. There are some other less common causes as well, including…

Formation of Kidney Stones in Men

It is four times more likely that men develop kidney stones than women, simply more vulnerable to kidney stones than women. What follows is a list of possible causes and treatments of these small and hardened crystals called kidney stones. A kidney stone is a hard mass that start forming in the kidney or the…