Dangerous Facts About Tobacco

Finance facts about tobacco cigarettes: The costs of smoking are very high in terms of finances. Smoking costs the United States about $160 billion per year which translates to a cost of $3,000 per smoker annually. In addition, smokers use medical services more than non-smokers and have a lower productivity in the workplace. Life expectancy…

Alternative Medicine For GERD After Cholecystectomy

Nearly 700,000 Americans lose their gallbladder annually. According to medical papers, 20% of them may have digestive problems including abdominal pain, heartburn, belching, nausea, gas, bloating, constipation and bile diarrhea. The medical name for this disorder is postcholecystectomy syndrome. Gallbladder removal surgery is known as cholecystectomy. Individuals without gallbladders typically suffer from mild or intense…

Canine Candida and Antibiotics

Due to the use of antibiotics, a dog’s natural intestinal bacteria are replaced with pathogenic microbes, including candida albicans. Candida is a yeast, and it thrives on sugar. Then you feed the typical commercial dog food, which is based to a great degree, on grains. Grains are an excellent source of carbohydrates, and these carbohydrates…

Amenorrhea – What Does Not Having a Menstrual Cycle Mean?

“A” in Greek is the word for “negative,” “men” is the word for “month” and “rhea” refers to “flow.” Amenorrhea means “no menstrual flow” (absence of menstruation). In Chinese medicine, it refers to “no moon.” Rudyard Kipling said, “East is east and West is west and never the twain shall meet.” Today it is more…

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Mystery Condition Made Simple

If this is the first time you have heard about Leaky Gut Syndrome, don’t be surprised. The term is not widely used in the conventional medical community. Many health care professionals in the natural health care arena however are very aware of its presence and the devastating effects it can have on your body if…

Acid Reflux Treatments – An Overview

What is Acid Reflux? Acid Reflux or Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not a disease rather it is a condition. Over stuffing and under eating, excess use of spicy foods, regular drinking of alcohol and smoking accompanied with no exercise are considered as primary causes for acid reflux. In acid reflux the food in…

Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms After Gallbladder Surgery)

An estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones (cholelithiasis), and about 30 percent of these patients will ultimately develop symptoms of their gallstone disease. The most common symptoms specifically related to gallstone disease include upper abdominal pain (often, but not always, following a heavy or greasy meal), nausea, and vomiting. (The upper abdominal pain often radiates…

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Causes of Asthma

Before discussing what causes asthma, I would like to first define what asthma is. Bronchial asthma is a usually reversible disease of the lungs. This chronic and inflammatory disease involves the air passages in the lungs and affects about 25 million people in the United States. Intermittent episodes of wheezing (bronchospasm) can be alleviated by…

Understanding Idiopathic Angioedema

Idiopathic Angioedema is a medical condition that causes severe swelling of the skin tissue under the surface layer or the ‘Derma’. Angioedema often manifests very suddenly which can cause some distress. The cause of the condition is unknown as far as modern medicine goes, but many believe the condition to be linked to underlying autoimmune…

Prevent Heart Attacks

A condition where the oxygen and the blood supply is restricted to the heart, if left untreated results in heart attacks. It may also ultimately lead to death. You can also prevent the recovery of a heart attack by: Taking your medications regularly. These medicines are prescribed to prevent blood clots and lower the levels…

Heart Attack Pain and Emergency Measures

In heart attack it is common that the pain is either very intense or mild. Its’ intensity can veary a lot from case to case. One specific sign of a myocardial infarction is, as in the angina pain, the growth in intensity during the first minutes. The site of pain is usually behind the breastboneand…

How To Reduce Chances Of Having A Heart Attack?

Someone has a heart attack every 20 seconds in US and every 2 minutes in United Kingdom, so, it is wise to start thinking from now how could you prevent having Hart Attack, especially if you have a family history with such events already. Heart attack is a situation when myocardium, the heart muscle, is…

The Underlying Causes of Heart Disease

Despite the best of medical efforts,  heart   disease  still kills about 2,400 Americans every single day. That is an average of one death every 37 seconds. This includes many kinds of cardiovascular  disease  like  heart  attacks, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and arrhythmias. The good news is we are doing a much better job of identifying…

Prescription For Hospital Survival Is Growth, Not Cutbacks

The United Health Fund recently reported that 13 of 35 non-profit, acute care hospitals in New York City are in such financial distress that their long-term viability is in doubt — a warning for all health care institutions struggling to survive. But the traditional cost-cutting and layoff prescriptions for health care providers in trouble are…