Toenail Fungus – What You Can Do

Over six million Americans have toenail fungus. The medical term for toenail fungus is “onychomycosis,” pronounced on * EE * ko * my * KO * sis. “Onycho” means pertaining to the nails and “mycosis” refers to a disease caused by a fungus. The fungus causes the nails to become thickened and yellow. Sometimes they…

Home Remedy For Toenail Fungus

Toe nail fungus usually comes from public places when the feet come into contact with the fungus such as swimming pools, saunas and gym locker rooms. Men contract toenail fungus at a higher rate than women, and especially men with weak immune systems. The nail looks yellow and begins to break and split in different…

Eight Odd Remedies That Work

One of my father’s favorite home remedy is to suggest that you stand on your head in the corner and gargle peanut butter. This invariably gets a small giggle and the questioner goes of to find someone else to answer the question or solve the problem. Naturally, he doesn’t do this for serious things, but…

Peptic Ulcer – How Do You Know If You Have It?

Peptic ulcer is a disease condition which has no definite pattern with climate, diet, geographic location or culture. The incidence of peptic ulcer is on the increase in many developing countries. It is on record that about 10% of American populace have an ulcer. It is a break in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract…

Common Misconceptions About Intestinal Candida

Your intestinal tract, from mouth to rectum, contains a host of bacteria and fungi, including candida yeast species, which live inside this part of your body in relative harmony with one another and with us-the host “organism”. When there exists a condition of homeostasis in our internal environment, we are unaffected by their presence. In…

The Menstrual Cycle and Breastfeeding

Although every woman’s body responds uniquely to the hormonal changes brought on by nursing their babies, there are certain constants that are associated with the monthly menstrual cycle and breastfeeding. Many women will experience irregular periods while nursing, while others will not menstruate at all until they stop breastfeeding their babies altogether. As a general…

Gastric Bypass Surgery and Gallstones

If you’re considering – or if you’ve already undergone – gastric bypass surgery then you need to be aware of the possibility of gallstones. Studies show that up to one third of gastric bypass patients will develop gallstones following surgery. And they’re most likely to occur in the first year. It seems that very low-calorie…

Fighting Breast Cancer With Food

Breast cancer refers to the finding of a malignant tumor in the tissue of the breast. While there are many medical therapies used to treat it including, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, none are less invasive than making changes in daily diet and exercise to improve overall body health and reduce the effects of cancer on…

Getting the Facts About Septated Ovarian Cysts

If you’ve been told you have a septated ovarian cysts, don’t worry, it can be fixed. Don’t be fooled, it is serious, but you’ve taken the first step by seeing a doctor first. Probably the abdominal pain in one side or both drove you to see the doctor first. Or perhaps it was the intense…

Yeast Infection of the Tongue Thrush

A yeast infection of the tongue thrush can be absolutely horrible. It effects our self esteem, makes our breathe smell horribly, and it is completely embarrassing. There are a few solutions to a yeast infection of the tongue thrush. The first is to use over the counter or pharmaceutical drugs to cure it. This is…

Hepatitis B – Preventions and Treatment

Hepatitis b is really contagious, especially if your child has no anti-hepa b vaccine. For adults, you can easily get Hepa b through sexual intercourse with an affected person. If you think that you don’t have any symptoms of hepa b, try to have a blood check. Try to undergo a hepatitis profile and if…

Hypertensive Crisis – The Nursing Management

Some patients may be admitted for the treatment of hypertensive crisis, control of complication or for the establishment of a treatment regimen. When on admission, here are some of the immediate cares that the nursing team could give to the patient to aid his speedy recovery: 1. Observation: Vital signs should be checked 2 hourly…

Dog Gastric Bloat

Gastric bloat is the name given to the situation in which your dog will not be able to burp or get rid of gas in any way out of their stomach or digestive areas. When this happens the dog will normally strain to burp or vomit to rid of the sometimes painful build up of…