Contusion – Common Questions

What is a contusion? In terms of sports injuries a contusion is not very serious or very complicated either. Basically a contusion is a bruise that is caused by a blow to the surface of the skin, and because of the blow the tiny blood vessels under the skin called capillaries break and leak blood.…

Foods That Heal After Surgery – 5 Tips

Surgery is a traumatic experience for the body. Whether yours is an elective surgery such as cosmetic surgery – or whether yours is to correct the effects of a disease or an injury – any way you slice it surgery is just plain hard on the body. During the important days and weeks after surgery,…

How The Pancreas Produces Insulin

The pancreas is an organ located below the breastbone, close to the stomach and duodenum. It’s principle responsibility is to create digestive enzymes and hormones, one of which is insulin. This article will describe how insulin is created in the pancreas and the other hormones that help to modify the blood sugar levels of the…

Herbal Treatments To Relieve And Reduce Migraine

People who have experienced migraines before know how much of an inconvenience and pain it is for anyone to go through. Migraines, which are more than a headache, are actually a neurological configuration, which basically means that it can be caused by a number of things, and a variety of symptoms can show up once…

Hepatitis C – A Quick Guide

This disorder is a disease of the liver, which is caused by the hepatitis C virus, also known as HCV. The early symptoms of this disease may be extreme fatigue, which the patient may ignore until they develop other symptoms. These later symptoms include abdominal pain, clay colored stools, darker colored urine and the skin…

Understanding Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition wherein the liver has scarred and it can never be treated or reversed to its previously normal state. The primary cause of liver cirrhosis is due to excessive alcohol intake, conditions such as Hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver; however, aside from these, there are also other…

Gall Bladder Polyps – What Are They?

It is commonly known that women who have had children and those who are pregnant are prone to gall stones. Gall bladder polyps, however, are less widely known. Not to confuse polyps with stones– a polyp is a growth protruding from the lining of the gall bladder and is also referred to as a “tumor.”…

Verbal Impulse or Word Vomit?

A few years ago while I was on my lunch break at work, I opened the door to the break room and stopped dead in my tracks with my mouth agape and my eyes wide, staring at the girl on the other side. “Oh my– Ew!” I blurted. The girl had the worst set of…

Food Safety and Food Poisoning

What is food poisoning? It is an acute illness, usually sudden, brought about by eating contaminated or poisonous food. The symptoms of food poisoning are: 1. nausea – a queasy feeling as if you were about to be sick 2. sickness – vomiting 3. Pains in the bowl – gripping pains in the area of…