Hepatitis B: 5 Facts You Must Know

Hepatitis refers to an inflammation of the liver as a result of infectious agents (especially viruses), toxins, herbs, alcohol and so on. Specifically, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the cause of hepatitis B. Some of the other common viruses that cause hepatitis are Hepatitis A, C, D and E. It’s worthy of note that this…

How to Recognise End Stage Liver Failure

When liver disease progresses to the point that the organ no longer can produce important proteins or complete its metabolic functions in the body, then the end stage of liver failure has been reached. When this happens there is not much that can be done and if failure occurs, then it is in the majority…

Holy Basil – Amazing Herb for Home Treatments

Holy basil or Tulsi is a mark of holiness or piousness in Hindu society. Tulsi literally means a thing that can’t be compared with anyone. It is a plant that grows thorough out India and is worshiped throughout. Mythologically, Tulsi or the holy basil is related to lord Krishna and is said that she was…

Apple Cider Vinegar As Heartburn Treatment

GERD or Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is also known as acid reflux. It is a condition wherein the weak LES (lower esophageal sphincter) does not properly close causing the stomach content to go back to the esophagus and in a worse condition, to the throat. Factors why people get acid reflux include poor diet, some medications,…

Bra Solutions for Hiatal Hernia and High Ribcage

Bras for Hiatal Hernia It can be difficult finding a bra if you’ve been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. Bras that constrict the upper stomach can cause pain and even digestive problems. That is why it’s important to find a good bra that will allow you to be both supported and comfortable. I recommend that…

The Importance of Understanding Edema

Edema occurs when fluid accumulates in bodily tissues and swelling develops. This fluid becomes trapped inside ‘compartments’ that exist in the soft tissues. The tissues that are most often affected are in the ankles, legs and feet. Rarely it shows up in the face or hands. Edema can happen to anybody but it seems to…

Sweets and Heart Diseases

A sweet desert is always welcomed by most of us. But some exaggerate and include too many sweets in their diets. A recent study has discovered that too much additive sugar consumed on a daily basis significantly increases the chances of developing heart diseases. This study shows a relation between high levels of additive sugars…

List Of Heart Diseases Classified – An Introduction To A Comprehensive Management Of These Condition

Heart disease (cardiopathy) refers to an embodiment of diseases affecting the heart. This includes coronary artery disease, hypertension, cardiac failure, congenital disease, valve disorders, infections, cardiomyopathy (cardio = heart, myo = muscle, pathy = disease), conduction disorders, and cardiac arrhythmias. It is the principal cause of death in the United States, England and Canada, responsible…

After Having a Heart Attack Can I Get Life Insurance?

Very often the answer is yes and you may be able to get your life insurance at a standard or better rate class. When assessing coronary artery disease, or CAD, and heart attack history the life underwriter will assess the severity of the disease using factors including: Plaque burden by catheterization Number of events and…

The Best Supplements to Prevent Heart Disease

For years it was thought that taking vitamins B, C and E would help prevent heart disease. But now, after some recent research, it has been determined that those supplements don’t really do whole lot to prevent heart disease. We do, however, have a list of supplements that can help prevent heart disease. Vitamin D.…

How Infections Affect the Body

Infections are caused by four types of organisms, which are bacteria, viruses, fungi and rickettsiae. They are lumped into one category called germs. Germs are easily transmitted from one person to another through coughing, sneezing, or touching. Germs can also be picked up from contact with various surfaces and they can invade the body through…

Can An Apple Hold the Secret to Luxurious Hair?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”… But did you know that apple can help in hair growth too? Research proves that apple consumption appears to promote hair growth. According to Japanese researchers, apple polyphenols or procyanidin B-2; a substance found in apples is highly effective in hair regrowth. Tests conducted on humans especially…

Chemotherapy Can Actually Increase Cancer Growth

Chemotherapy can increase cancer growth by damaging the DNA of nearby healthy cells. Researchers found “evidence of DNA damage” in healthy cells after chemotherapy treatment. Scientists recently published this report in Nature Medicine. Cancer cells metabolize sugar differently than do healthy cells. Cancer cells cannot absorb oxygen like healthy cells and it is this low…