White Bumps in Throat – What Exactly Are They?

White bumps in throat are a common occurrence in millions of Americans on a daily basis. The causes of these bumps can range from a mild sore throat to a yeast infection of the mouth to strep throat. However, despite the myriad of possible reasons an individual develops visible white spots on their tongue or…

Metabolic Acidosis in Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder characterized by an insufficient secretion of insulin or insulin-resistance by the major target tissues (skeletal muscle, liver, and adipocytes). A severe metabolic acidosis may develop in uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Acidosis occurs because insulin deficiency leads to decreased glucose utilization, a diversion of metabolism toward the utilization of fatty acids,…

Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetes And Celiac Disease

Many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes develop additional medical complications as a result of their condition. One such condition is celiac disease, which affects approximately 1 in every 250 Type 2 diabetics, with odds being increased when there is a family history of the disease. Even though it may not be considered a highly…

The History of Obesity

Obesity is simply fatness in a degree higher than being overweight. The energy intake coming from food is stored as fat because the body does not use it. Obesity has quite an impact in one’s physical health that many degenerative diseases are directly and indirectly linked to obesity as observed in the history of obesity.…

Heat Rash – Prevention Tips for Heat Rash

During the early months of World War II, American troops battling for the islands of the South Pacific were also doing battle with an annoying rash known to doctors as miliaria and to the rest of us as ‘heat rash’ or ‘prickly heat’. The intense burning and itching sensation of prickly heat is caused by…

Dry Penis Skin – How to Treat It How to Prevent It

One of the most common penis problems men experience is dry penis skin, which can include itchiness and, when penis is erect, an uncomfortable sense of stretching or cracking of dry skin even a slight sense of pain. There are a number of factors that can cause this problem but fortunately there are a variety…

Aloe Vera and Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder than can occur at any age in both men and women. There are five types, each with unique signs and symptoms. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. About 80% of people who develop psoriasis have plaque psoriasis, which appears as patches of raised, reddish skin covered by…

Long Term Effects of Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic head injury that can occur due to a mild or severe blow to the head. Often times, a head injury can appear mild. However, research indicates that there are serious, long-term effects of concussions. In addition, cumulative concussions from repeated head injuries have long-term consequences. A recent study done on…

Depression: Hiding Behind the Facade

When suffering with severe clinical depression throughout my youth I became accustomed to hiding my feelings, my sadness and ultimately myself from the world. I built up a façade to protect myself from being hurt anymore, and at the time, I had no idea that I was not doing myself any favours by reacting this…

Combating Commitment Phobia

Commitment phobia is rooted in fear — fear of lost options or fear of making poor decisions. Most especially, commitment phobia is the fear and avoidance of having to commit to anything, but especially relationships. And like the proverb, it’s a double edged sword: on the one hand you avoid obligations, ties, and commitments yet…

What Is Anxiety?

Those who are constantly feeling nervous may be wondering if they are suffering from anxiety. What is anxiety, and what are some of the anxiety symptoms that may surface when someone is feeling nervous? Anxiety symptoms can vary from person to person, and they can range from really severe to surprisingly mild. Anxiety is a…

Insomnia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD has claimed the minds of thousands and has increased since the attack on Americans on September 11. When a person suffers post-traumatic stress disorder, the mind is often in chaos and sleeplessness is ongoing. The person will experience night sweats, nightmares, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, overwhelming stress, nervous conditions, including insomnia…