All About Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning When you visit a restaurant for a nice sit-down meal, or when you purchase packaged edibles from the grocery store, you do not expect to get sick from eating these food products. Unfortunately, however, many people suffer food poisoning from poorly handled, stored, cleaned, or cooked items. If you have developed a bad…

What is Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction?

The Sphincter of Oddi, named after Ruggero Oddi, an Italian anatomist who described this structure in 1887, is the muscle valve that regulates the flow of bile and pancreatic juice into the duodenum (beginning of the small intestine). Regulation of the Sphincter of Oddi is accomplished through the nervous system and the blood by special…

Natural Remedies to Combat Acid Reflux

Below is a comprehensive list in no particular order of Natural Remedies that you can use to ease heartburn and stop the regular attack of acid reflux. These remedies pose a potentially alternate route for the treatment of reflux, so think twice next time you go to grab the medication. 1. Drink milk – This…

Natural Remedies to Combat Acid Reflux

Below is a comprehensive list in no particular order of Natural Remedies that you can use to ease heartburn and stop the regular attack of acid reflux. These remedies pose a potentially alternate route for the treatment of reflux, so think twice next time you go to grab the medication. 1. Drink milk – This…

GERD and Cottage Cheese

GERD and cottage cheese are incompatible. GERD and milk are also incompatible. Many people believe that milk and other dairy products will lessen heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD. The truth is, however, that heartburn and milk, GERD and cottage cheese, or any other of dozens of combinations may only make the problem worse. National Heartburn…

CPT Code for Excision: Pathology as the Main Issue

Excision is defined as full-thickness (through the dermis) removal of a lesion, including margins, and includes simple (non-layered) closure when performed. Report each benign (or malignant) lesion excised separately. Selection of the CPT code for excision is determined by measuring the greatest diameter of the apparent lesion plus the margin required for complete excision. The…

How Long Can Parasites Live in Humans?

Those of you wondering just how long can parasites live in humans may be astounded by this. Parasites can actually live in us for up to 25 years. The tapeworm is the single most notorious parasite for such a long life inside its human host. During its lifetime, it can grow to 10 meters long.…

How To Get Rid Of Lymphedema Symptoms

If you are wondering how to get rid of lymphedema, one of the first things you will find out about this disorder is there is no cure. However, managing lymphedema is possible. Understanding the condition is key to learning how to handle the pain and swelling caused by lymphedema. Many people experience this disorder and…

Foods To Avoid If You Have Ovarian Cysts

One of the leading causes of ovary pain are ovarian cysts.  This condition can not only be the cause of extreme pain but also excessive menstrual bleeding and even infertility.  For the most part cysts are usually benign and go away on their own.  However, there are times when they do cause some problems and…

Stroke And Its Prevention

1. Cerebral insufficiency or lack of blood supply to a specific part of the brain. 2. Cerebral infarction caused by a thrombus (a blood clot formed within the heart or a blood vessel, and is usually caused by a slowing of the circulation or some alteration in the walls of the blood vessels). Can also…