Atrial Fibrillation – Causes And Treatments

Atrial fibrillation refers to an irregular (almost fluttering) heart rate (afib). The heart normally functions through the sending of multiple electrical impulses: the atria and the ventricles send and receive impulses. In a heart that is beating irregularly, though, the chambers of the heart simultaneously, resulting in a chaotic and unusual carrying out of the…

Causes of Water Retention in the Body

If you believe you are suffering from water retention (also known as fluid retention, or sometimes oedema or edema), you probably have a swollen tummy, or puffy hands, feet or face. Water retention causes swellings in any part of the body. The excess water leaks out of your tiniest blood vessels and gathers in the…

The Best Protein Powder

What is the best protein powder to buy? I get this question all the time, and really, there is no best protein – many are very good for different reasons! In my opinion, it is futile and possibly detrimental to stick to only one brand for the following reasons: a) I always recommend that you…

What Are Panic Disorders?

Panic disorder is characterized by the occurrence of anxiety attacks or acute anxiety. By definition, to talk about panic disorder, the patient should have at least four panic attacks in four weeks (or at least if it is followed by the persistent fear of having another attack). These panic attacks are unpredictable and not triggered…

Who Is At Risk For Heart Disease?

I read a new study the other day and what I found surprised me. My favorite ice cream and sour patch kid candy can increase my risk of heart disease if I eat them in excess. Indulging in a nightly desert or too many bowls or ice cream is not a good thing to for…

Living With Complication of Diabetes

Diabetes and its complications can be life altering. It can become very strenuous and taxing to live with health problems caused by diabetes. Short term complications can happen quickly such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, ketoacidosis and hyper-osmolar syndrome. Long term complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, diseases of the eyes, peripheral vascular disease and…

Human Growth Hormone Therapy

Conventionally, human  growth  hormone therapy was an unusual therapy used in cases where individuals were deficient in this hormone. The human  growth  hormone (hGH) is produced by the pituitary gland and deficiency occurs when the pituitary gland does not produce enough, either because of genetic abnormality, injury, or a disease process. The deficiency causes arrested…

Brain Tumor – The Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs of brain tumor depend on the size, location and type of tumor. Symptoms may appear whenever a tumor pushes a nerve or injures a particular area in the brain. They can also be caused if the brain enlarges or fluids build up in the skull. Majority of the common signs of brain cancers…

Dangerous Allergies

As a boy growing up, I often sneezed for no reason and sometimes had a problem with my breathing. In college, to take advantage of a free screening program, I subjected myself to twenty patch tests. It turned out that I was allergic to house dust, phosphates, mold spores, mildew and of all things, my…

Do Not Become Weary in Serving the Lord

The only hope we have to survive the present and coming moral downfall of society is to continue to serve The Lord, even though it sometimes feels hopeless. The other day I watched the news on CNC. The reporter was attacking Governor Moore from Alabama, who is fighting to have the 10 commandments put back…

Cigarette Smoking and the Effects on Children

Today, children are at great health risk and danger from cigarette and tobacco smoke aside from the young teenagers and adults who are active as well as passive smokers. Children belong to a high risk group as they get exposed to passive smoke, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or better known as the second hand smoke.…

Failure As a Bodybuilding Step

When you are into bodybuilding, a time comes when things turn against you. Many people tend to regret and anguish over their predicament rather than find a lasting solution. Anguish does not help but worsens the situation, making it even difficult to handle the rest of the recovery process in bodybuilding. Many people will then…