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…

Stasis Dermatitis and Stasis Ulcers – Skin Disorders

Diagnostic Hallmarks Distribution: ankle History of preceding noninflammatory swelling (stasis) Presence of varicosities Clinical Presentation The term “stasis” refers to the presence of chronic, noninflammatory   edema  of the lower leg. Stasis dermatitis occurs when the itching that often accompanies stasis leads to scratching with consequent excoriations, weeping, crusting, and int1ammation. The color of the inflammation…

Types of Heart Diseases

There is a variety and array of heart diseases which are destroying the functioning of heart. The two basic types of cardiac diseases are coronary heart diseases and pulmonary heart diseases. Coronary heart diseases or atherosclerotic, is caused due the accumulation of athermanous plaques in the walls of coronary arteries. Pulmonary heart diseases occur due…

ACLS Pharmacology – Magnesium Sulfate

Magnesium Sulfate is a chemical compound that contains sulfur, oxygen and magnesium. It has been used for years for medical purposes such as in forms of magnesium hydroxides and oxides in antacids, and magnesium salicylates for analgesics. Also magnesium salts are used for constipation. Magnesium Sulfate is also used in advanced cardiac life support as…

Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

UNDERSTANDING THE RISK Heart Disease is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in the U.S. And, Stroke is the No 3 cause. This means it’s important for you to do everything you can to reduce your risk and prevent a  heart   attack  or stroke. Learn about the things that increase your…

Heart Disease: His and Hers

Heart disease is much more common in both women and men than any other cause of death. Because women experience more subtle symptoms than men their heart disease if ofter misdiagnosed. Both women and men need to pay attention to signals that their bodies give them. Both genders need to control risk factors equally. Women…

The Rise and Fall of Antibiotics

Over the past 90 years, antibacterial discovery has gone from boom to bust. For about 30 years in the middle of the 20th century, pharmaceutical companies regularly churned out new classes of the drugs, many of which doctors still use today, such as penicillin and the tetracyclines. However, by the 1980’s, discovery slowed and companies…

Growing New Brain Cells – And Wiring Them Up

Not too long ago, scientists believed that adults couldn’t grow new neurons in their brain. However, work over the last several years has debunked this myth. We now know that adults continue to grow new neurons throughout life, a process called neurogenesis. Yes, new growth slows down after middle age but it continues. However, there…

Different Types of Primary Brain Tumors

When it comes to brain  tumors , the medical profession does not have a standard system to describe the spread of cancer. Primary brain  tumors  are usually formed in the central nervous system and invariably they do not spread to other parts of the body. In order to treat these  tumors , doctors classify they based on…

Earwax Causes Ringing in the Ear

Tinnitus is a condition that causes ringing or buzzing in your ear. The noise can be intermittent or be present constantly. Also, some people hear low-pitched frequencies, while others hear high-pitched frequencies. Tinnitus can be caused by many different things. By far, the most common cause of the condition is prolonged exposure to loud noises.…

Medicinal Value of Herbs – Quit Smoking, Improve Health, Lose Weight and More – Part 3 of 4

KELP Usage: Nutritive tonic for the blood, supplies essential vitamins and mineral salts. Trace minerals and high iodine content. Cleanses blood stream. KOLA NUT Usage: A mild stimulant, energizing. Appetite suppressant. Used for migraine headache and indigestion. Increases concentration, good for treatment of fatigue. LEMON BALM Usage: Very good for intestinal gas. Used for indigestion,…

Acetic Acid – Health Risks and First Aid Procedures

Acetic acid is the most important organic acid. It is present in vinegar, which is a common household acid and is used mainly in cooking purposes. In industries, it is used in the manufacture of plastics, paints, solvents, paper, textile and fabrics. This compound is known to be a simple carboxylic acid, and is also…

Football Pads – More is More

It is interesting to observe how athletes approach the potential for injury in sports. Some sports, such as ruby, are played with almost no protection, at least relative to the potential injuries that can occur. In such sports, pain and suffering considered simply part of the game, a badge of honor that you played well…