On Understanding the Menstrual Cycle

Though the onset of menstruation or "periods" marks a major milestone in the lives of women all over the world, first time menstruation or "the menarche" is a life transition that is often filled with confusion and fear. As a result, many young women on the verge of crossing this threshold suffer from a number…

Cholesterolosis of the Gall Bladder – A Common Gall Bladder Disorder

Cholesterolosis is a common affection of the biliary system, characterized by the accumulation and deposition of cholesterol inside the gall bladder and in its mucosal membranes. Cholesterolosis usually occurs due to chemical imbalances at the level of the biliary system and the disorder is rarely associated with high serum cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus or atherosclerosis.…

Ovarian Cyst Pain – Do You Have a Remedy?

Ovarian cyst cases have been increasing each day . Cyst is a common condition among women. However, the specific conditions and the Ovarian cyst symptoms differ from one woman to the other. This being a common condition does not mean that you have to bear all the symptoms and the terrible Ovarian cyst pain and…

Thrush In Lactation – Symptoms And Management

Mother’s milk is the best food that you can give to newborn babies. There are so many health benefits of breastfeeding both to the nursing mother and to the baby. Breast milk contains the necessary nutrients that are needed for a healthy and normal growth. Mothers on the other hand can get back to their…

Hepatitis C – New Treatment Option?

Hepatitis C is a disease that has been associated with a number of myths and some hard facts. While Hepatitis C patients fear getting treated because they have heard all sorts of horrific stories associated with HCV treatment, the question is: 'Can a Hepatitis C patient afford to stay away from the treatment and what…

Fatty Liver Complications – Important Facts to Remember

The liver is one the most vital organs that support almost all other organs in the body. Primarily functioning for metabolism, other significant roles of the liver includes detoxification, protein synthesis, and biochemical production that especially aids during digestion through generating bile. At the moment, there is no artificial organ yet or any artificial devices…

Beer is Good For You

2010 is a significant year for beer production. “Why?” you may well ask. Well in 2010 world beer production is expected to exceed 2 billion hectoliters for the first time. Two Thirds of all beer is sold in glass bottles and 31.5% in cans. So if you drink kegged ale you are in a select…

Doggie Diarrhea & Doggie Vomiting

Diarrhea and vomiting are two of the most common reasons dogs are brought into the vet’s office. Here is a guide to help you understand how to deal with both of these problems. Because both diarrhea and vomiting have a multitude of causes ranging from minor to life-threatening, if you have any doubt as to…

Food Poisoning and Its Aftermath

If you have never had food poisoning, consider yourself lucky. It is a very common and painful illness. It is usually mild but can be quite severe and even cause death. It occurs up to 48 hours after some contaminated food or drink is ingested into the body and symptoms include stomach pains, vomiting, nausea,…

Mouth Ulcer Treatment

No matter how healthy you are, chances are you’ve experienced some form of mouth ulcer in your life. It is simply too hard not to get mouth ulcers, from the ubiquitous canker sore to the humiliating cold sore. Any lesion or break in the mucous lining in the mouth can result in an oral ulcer…

Peptic Ulcer – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Peptic ulcer is a common term which includes both gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Smoking, excessive caffeine (tea/coffee) intake, alcohol, excessive spices, stress and pain-killers like aspirin may cause or aggravate peptic ulcer. In Ayurveda, peptic ulcer is termed as “Parinaam Shool”, i.e. pain which is felt at a definite time after consumption of food.…

Hemorrhoids – Knowing What is Thrombosis

Thrombosis is known as blood clotting. A thrombosed hemorrhoid is a clotted hemorrhoid. It is severely painful resulting from severe swelling. In some cases, thrombosed hemorrhoids can be very dangerous. Complications could arise from this condition such as infection or a conjunction with another thrombosed hemorrhoid. There are a lot of smaller blood vessels in…