The Phobia Dream

Sally could not believe it! How did this happen? Here she was in this four-by-four foot enclosure, alone, surrounded by four solid walls. It was pitch dark. Her anxiety increasing by the minute, she groped around for a door, a window, a hole a crack…anything to connect me to the outside world but found none.…

How Do You Spell (Anti-Anxiety) Relief?

Natural Anti-Anxiety Relief can be provided in many ways. Making sure that you get plenty of good food, sleep and adequate exercise goes a long way towards and provides a good basis for natural anti-anxiety relief. If your body is well nourished and fully exercised, there is less of an extreme response to  anxiety  and…

The Truth About Treating Insomnia

 Insomnia  is when a person is unable to sleep, or stay asleep for a desirable amount of time. Usually someone who is an insomniac complains of not being able to just close their eyes for a few minutes at a time. Prolonged or chronic  insomnia  can also affect a person’s physical appearance, often making them…

What Causes Cold Sores

It is believed that approximately 80% of Americans have the cold sore virus. Of that number, approximately 20% will have an outbreak. But what exactly is a cold sore, where do they come from, and why do they break out every now and then? Cold sores are also known as fever blisters or to give…

Over the Counter Nail Fungus Medication

What is over the counter  nail   fungus  medication? Strictly speaking, it is a remedy for toenail fungal infections that can be purchased without a prescription. When we talk about OTC medications, we are usually talking about commercial products specifically manufactured for self care of a medical condition. In the case of fungal  nails , however, the…

Common Forms of Birth Injury

A new addition to the family is usually a joyous time. Birthing a baby is a very big event, involving several months of preparation and readiness. However, most mothers have a sixth sense that they use in order to detect when there is something wrong with the baby. It may cry a bit more than…

Heartburn Medication Side Effects

Various Nexium side effects are known to occur. Below is a look at some side effects which have been categorized by body system. Gastrointestinal – Gastrointestinal side effects that may occur as a result of taking nexium include bowel irregularity, dyspepsia, aggravated constipation, dysplasia, epigastric pain, dysphagia, eructation, anorexia, esophageal disorder, frequent stools, gastroenteritis, GI…

When Good Bugs Go Bad

When Good Bugs Go Bad Small bowel overgrowth (SBO) is a condition of the small intestine that allows too many bacteria, typically Lactobacillus, to develop and thrive. “So what”, you ask? Well the “so what” is that Lactobacillus bacteria are not welcome in that area. They compete with the host (that would be you) for…

Cures for the Mouth Ulcer

The most uncomfortable, painful and annoying condition to have must be those horrible white volcanoes that appear inside the mouth. Yes of course, I mean the mouth ulcer! In many cases, the origin of the ulcer will be unknown, other times it is a bad reaction to certain foods. Learning the origin of the ulcer…

Acid Reflux vs LPRD

GERD and LPRD. They sound like top-secret government programs, or maybe the names of computer programs. But they’re actually very common medical conditions, and chances are you’ve suffered one or both of them. What are they? And what’s the difference between them? GERD stands for gastroesophogeal reflux disease, commonly known as acid reflux or just…

Foods For a Person With No Gallbladder

My internist, Dra. Joan Singidas, gave me this list before I underwent a gallbladder removal through lap chole (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) surgery. The list of foods to avoid and foods to include She told me to just avoid the foods in the foods to avoid column and observe within one week if would experience again another…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Before we look at what relief measures are available for those with rheumatoid arthritis it is best that we understand what the condition is all about and how it is caused. Rheumatoid arthritis is an acute and progressive disorder where the synovial membrane that lines the joints suffers from a state of inflammation. This then…