Hepatitis C – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis C is an infection which is passed on through blood. It even transfers due to partaking of spoons, tainted needles and sieves used to infuse street drugs. Causes of Hepatitis C: Passing on of Hepatitis C from the mother to the baby, there is a possibility of the infection been passed on from the…

Cirrhosis – a Major Liver Disease

Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that ends up leaving the scar and damaging the liver tissues centric to body functions. Once damaged by Cirrhosis the cells and tissues in the liver are difficult to repair and when regenerated sustains a permanent scars and strands that creates problem in blood circulation process through liver. Liver…

Kidney Stone and a High Sugar Diet

Our kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of our fists. They are located near the middle of our back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, our kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to flush out about 2 quarts (fourth part of gallon, two pints) of…

Food Poisoning – Causes, Symptoms and Preventions

Food poisoning is a general term for health problems caused by eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses, toxins (poisons) from the environment, or toxins within the food itself. Symptoms of food poisoning usually include vomiting and diarrhea. Some toxins also affect the nervous system. Foodborne illness results from eating food contaminated…

What is an Ulcer?

An ulcer is a sore on the lining of your digestive tract, which consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (the first part of the intestines) and intestines. Ulcers cause a gnawing or burning pain in your stomach. However, most people who have stomach pain don’t have an ulcer. Your doctor may use tests to decide…

Gastritis – 3 Basic Tips to Avoid It

Are you suffering from gastritis? Well, this kind of disease condition has been a health problem all over the world. Regardless of age, various people are not exempted in experiencing such disease. When we suffer of some kind of health problem, such as gastritis, we tend to neglect it, and think that it is just…

Healing Inflammation With Essential Oils

Most dedicated athletes are willing to try anything within reason (a very flexible term in itself) to overcome injury so that they may resume training and/or competition. ‘Rest’ is never what they want to hear – they want to get right back into the swing of things. The more common injuries – tendonitis, strains and…

Home Remedies for Water Retention

A tendency toward water retention indicates a weakness in the adrenals/kidneys, the circulatory system or possibly the heart. Fluid retention or bloat that seems to be a menopausal and premenstrual problem is easily remedied, says Susun Weed. She notes “If you tend to bloat, the kidneys must work very hard, and become fatigued. In this…

Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome: Chest Pains

A mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVPS) patient is very aware of his/her heart beats. Of the many MVPS symptoms, a variety of chest pain is one most frightening to the patient. PALPITATIONS: Palpitations caused by MVPS are harmless. They can feel as though the heart skipped a beat, like the heart flipped back and forth,…

Ischemic Colitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

Ischemic colitis involves an area of inflammation caused by interference with the blood flow to the colon. Most of the classifications of intestinal ischemia in the literature are based on the major causative factors. This is a potentially serious condition and requires care from your doctor. Patients may present with colicky abdominal pain, which becomes…

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Heart attack symptoms for women, you know, the typical chest pain (which also applies to men), isn’t always the most noticeable in women. You’d be wondering: A heart attack is a heart attack, does it matter whether it happens to a man or a woman? Why talk about heart attack symptoms specific to women? Symptoms…

Heart disease, methods of treatment and causes of disease

Overview According to statistics, deaths from diseases of the cardiovascular system in the world growing all the time. Study the causes of these diseases has shown that some of them due to infection, others have a hereditary or congenital nature. However, the largest group of diseases largely an addictions and the consequences of poor lifestyle…

Tuberculosis – Emerging Diagnostic Methods

TUBERCULOSIS – EMERGING DIAGNOSTIC METHODS. Challenges Ahead. (Role of Clinical Microbiology Laboratories) Importance of Microscopy: Smear examination for the detection of Acid fast bacilli continues to be the gold standard in Diagnosis of Tuberculosis. In spite of several inadequacies, Microscopy for AFB detection is economical, specific and the man power can be trained easily. The…