Ranitidine and High Blood Pressure

Ranitidine, known to millions by its trade name of Zantac, is an acid reducer and histamine blocker. It works by blocking histamine receptors in the lining of the stomach. Doctors prescribe it mainly to treat peptic ulcers, gastritis, and stomach reflux. They also prescribe it to treat rare conditions where the stomach produces too much…

Ten Warning Signs Of Impending Kidney Failure

The final stage of a kidney disorder (kidney failure) is signified by completely ceasing of the main functions of the kidney. I know from my own experience that pending kidney failure can be a traumatic time however in some cases taking notice of tell-tale signs of imminent kidney failure early enough and before they progress…

Platelets – Understand Bleeding Disorders

Hemostasis is made possible by formation of a platelet plug AND a fibrin clot. Both are needed, and a clinician needs to think about them differently. Let’s explore platelet plug formation. Now, there are two main problems with platelets, either 1) a decreased number or 2) bad (broken) platelets that have poor function. There are…

Fenugreek – Fights Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity

Although fenugreek seeds are used extensively in the recipes of countries in the Middle and Far East, in the West it is not as well known as many other spices. Not only does fenugreek impart a characteristic flavour and tang to food but it also has several very important disease preventing characteristics. In traditional medicine,…

Cardiovascular Risk May Be Indicated by Some Unusual Factors

There are times when researchers uncover interesting collateral information when attempting to find answers to the most puzzling health questions. Over the past several years, many of these unusual findings have been related to an individual’s risk for developing heart disease. Earlobe Creases It sounds implausible and slightly amusing, but more than two dozen scientific…

Causes of High White Blood Cell Count

There are several possible causes for a high white blood cell count. This count is high when there are more disease-fighting cells in your body. The technical term for this condition is leukocytosis. Different medical practices may have different limits by which they define high white blood cell count. A count of 10,500 leukocytes in…

Home Remedies For Heartburn Relief

Heartburn is a common problem in today’s fast paced society and millions of sufferers experience the discomfort of chest pain on a regular basis. There are many medicines available over the counter but many prefer more natural methods and opt for heartburn home remedies instead. There are several things that can cause acid reflux, as…

Signs And Symptoms of Bronchitis

The bronchi are the lining of the air tubes of the lungs. The inflammation of the bronchi is called Bronchitis. It can be the result of a cold, a sore throat or influentza. The cool air and the low temperatures in winter influence in a negative way the disease. You can be contaminated with the…

Analysis Paralysis

Many traders suffer from too much analysis. They look at so many indicators, chart patterns, fundamentals, news, insider trading activity, short interest and a host of other information. So much that they can no longer see straight. This constant over-analyzing develops into a condition we call "analysis paralysis". And becomes a huge psychological barrier. Carefully…