Allergy Effects on The Pancreas and Small Intestine

Pancreas: The pancreas is a long, narrow gland which stretches from the spleen to about the middle of the duodenum. It has three main functions. Firstly, to provide digestive juices for everything that goes through the duodenum. These digestive juices contain pancreatic enzymes in an alkaline solution to provide the right conditions for the digestive…

Vitamin B6 for PMS?

Some women experience a variety of symptoms a week or 10 days before menstruation. These include bloating, weight gain due to water retention, tender or swollen breasts, headaches, backaches, irritability, depression, joint pains and a craving for sweets. These short-lived symptoms are part of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is apparently caused by too much…

Food Prices During the Great Depression

Food prices of the great depression in the 30s, were somewhat of a paradox, when you look back and consider how everything was so cheap, and, yet, at the same time, way too expensive for many people living through those times. Food prices weren’t so much a problem for those who were employed during the…

Baby Insomnia – Understanding Your Baby’s Insomnia

Baby insomnia is a well-known problem to many parents. The causes are difficult to pinpoint because unlike adults, infants can’t communicate to us why they’re having trouble falling asleep. it is up to parents to find out why there is a sleep disturbance and how to address the situation. Common causes of infant sleep disturbances…

Toenail Rot: Toe Nail Fungus and How to Treat It

You can see why people call it “toenail rot,” even though that is not the correct medical term for the condition. Nail fungus can make your toe nails and even your fingernails look like they are rotting away when the nails turn an unsightly yellow and become unnaturally thick. An infection of the nails by…

Toe Nail Fungus

Toe nail fungus is a phrase often used to refer to a common type of fungal infection – an infection where a fungus has somehow gotten into a toenail and begun to grow there, causing discoloration, disintegration of the nail and, frequently, considerable discomfort. Although there are many species of fungi in the world, only…

Rehabilitation After Femoral Shaft Fracture

The shaft of the femur is a very strong structure and well padded with the large muscles which propel the body in gait so it is rare for it to be fractured as this requires high levels of force. Motorcycle, bicycle or car accidents are the commonest sources of this kind of fracture and they…

Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatment

“Erectile dysfunction is defined as inability to maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. This is a disorder that affects millions of men around the world in different ways and with varying causes.” What is it? Erectile dysfunction is a medical term used to define the inability to get an erection with sufficient rigidity for…