The Mysterious Summer Cold

What is a summer cold? A summer cold is an illness caused by a virus infection located in the nose and leads to symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headache, fever, etc. which are a result of the body’s response to the infection. Does that sounds an awful lot like the winter…

Traumatic Osteoarthritis

Traumatic osteoarthritis or post-traumatic osteoarthritis as it is better known is mainly caused due to an injury of the joints, followed by a number of physiological and mechanical changes. A patient may develop arthritis in a joint which may have been previously injured. The development of arthritis in that joint though may or may not…

Broken Ankles and The Workplace

A broken ankle may refer to any fracture in the three bones that make up the ankle joint, the fibula, tibia and talus. The ankle is critical to balancing the body and providing it with mobility. A broken ankle injury will require that the joint is completely immobilised for up to a week, and it…

Learning About Sports Injuries

Thousands of people across this world participate in some kind of sports, exercise or physical activity on daily basis. To each one of us, sports give a feeling of togetherness in more than one way and almost anyone who exercises regularly develop sports injuries at some time or another. The type of injury varies according…

Babies and Cerebral Palsy

During childbirth, doctors must carefully guide babies through the birth canal and then ensure that the babies are receiving oxygen. Since babies are fragile, doctors must exercise extreme caution throughout the process so that the baby does not suffer injuries. Unfortunately, some doctors may fail in their duties and cause the babies to suffer severe…

Korsakoff’s Psychosis – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Korsakoff’s psychosis is a condition caused mainly due to chronic alcoholism, paralysis, dementia, brain damage, infections and poisoning. Common symptoms include memory defect, especially for recent events; confabulation, delirium, anxiety, fear, depression, confusion, delusions, insomnia and painful extremities, sometimes with wrist drop or foot drop. Vitamin B1 deficiency, resulting from long standing nutritional deficits, is…

Tummy Tuck Can Include Umbilical Hernia Repair

Combining procedures is a common practice during cosmetic surgery. It is not uncommon to have a breast lift with implants or brow lift with an eye job. But, sometimes the surgery can have more than just a cosmetic benefit. That is the case with correcting an umbilical hernia. It is very easy for your surgeon…

Kyphosis – Information on Curved Spine

Kyphosis is a progressive spinal disorder which causes a curved spine, resulting in a “humpback” or “hunchback”. It is a general disorder, which can be further defined into several subcategories, such as hyperkyphosis or sharp angular Gibbus Deformity. Hyperkyphosis refers to an excessive curvature which exceeds the normal range. It is nearly always found in…

Get Rid of Chronic Back Pain Now

Chronic back pain is one of the most universal medical problems today. Low back pain is such a common nuisance it affects up to 90% of Americans at some point in their life. Half will have more than one episode. Chronic back pain is not a specific disease. Rather, it is a symptom that may…

Herpes Zoster Vaccine – What You Should Know About It

Herpes zoster or shingles is a painful infection of the nerves and skin caused by the virus that causes the childhood disease, chickenpox. After recovering from chickenpox, the virus will lie inactive in the body. After many years, the virus may re-emerge as shingles for undetermined reasons. Shingles is a common illness in the U.S.,…

Bruxism and TMJ – An Effective New Treatment

Bruxism is a disorder of unconscious jaw clenching and teeth grinding that causes pain in the temporo-mandibular joint, a sensation of soreness and tension in the jaw as well as headaches, neck pain and even migraines. Over the years, continuous grinding wears down the teeth and can even cause cracking and severe tooth damage. Bruxism…