Medicine in History – Baths Of The Ancient Rome

In ancient world, there were no hospitals, no injections and other “charms” of modern life. How did people take care of themselves then? Let’s talk about the medicine of Ancient Rome, or, to be more exact, Roman baths. In III – II centuries BC there were almost no doctors in Rome. They thought that the…

Fast Food – Obesity and Eating Habits

With our plentiful supply of fast food, obesity has become a major problem in the United States, the United Kingdom and many other parts of the world. Fast food is an integral part of life in the developed and also the developing world, and with it comes a massive increase in obesity and associated problems.…

Cold Sore Treatment

The goal of every cold sore treatment is to make sure that those sore and unsightly blisters are absent a lot more than they are present. Cold sores are tiny blisters that form mostly around the nostrils and lips but sometimes also elsewhere on the face. The blisters break open and weep before they crust…

Are Eczema and Psoriasis Related?

Eczema and psoriasis can look like one another at first glance but they are not really related and a good doctor can tell the difference between the two. In extreme cases, where the diagnosis is unknown, a skin biopsy can tell the difference between the two skin diseases. Eczema and psoriasis are both conditions where…

Comparing SSRI Withdrawal and SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

If you are using a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor, called an SSRI, withdrawal is something you need to be aware of. SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome refers to a collection of symptoms that people who have been taking this type of medication experience when they stop taking it abruptly. SSRIs increase the level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter,…

Dealing With Depression

Most individuals wage a silent war against depression without the knowledge of the rest of the world. Classified as a burgeoning problem that has crippled a chunk of the world population in the new age, depression is a mental disorder that should not be taken lightly. As debilitating and heart-breaking as this disorder is, it…

A Countdown of the 10 Most Common Phobias

Phobia has affected most people suffering from it in almost every way how they live. These people are deprived of living a normal life due to uncontrollable fear and panic triggered by phobias. Here is a list and a bit of information about the top 10 most common phobias that preoccupy both the consciousness and…

The Best Stop-Snoring Nasal Strips You Can Buy

If your snoring problem stems from a nasal blockage, you’ll want to read this to get some facts about the different nasal strips available to you. You’ll need to get a good night’s sleep one of these days and maybe the nasal strips are going to help you do just that. Understanding the different types…

Get Heartburn, Indigestion and Ulcer Relief Using DGL

In the 1940’s licorice was discovered to be useful in treating peptic ulcers. Unfortunately it had side effects that lead to high blood pressure, potassium loss, and fluid retention. Researchers discovered that the ingredient in licorice that caused those side effects was “glycyrrhizin.” They were able to remove 97% of this chemical and the result…

Perimenopause and Phantom Periods

If you’ve experienced symptoms exactly like those that may occur when you’re expecting your period, but no period is present or ever arrives, it’s most likely that you’re having a “phantom” period. Phantom periods are described as a period minus the menses. In other words, you may feel irritable, bloated, fatigued, experience headaches and cramps,…

Getting to Know the Signs of Gallbladder Inflammation

The gallbladder stores the digestive juice that the liver secretes. If tiny food particles or other infected materials get stuck in the bile duct, the pancreatic juice will not be able to reach the gallbladder. This disruption in the natural flow of the bile or pancreatic juice may lead to gallbladder inflammation. Once this happens,…