Diabetes Test and Control

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a defect in the body's ability to convert glucose to energy. It is caused due to insufficient production of glucose by the pancreas. In diabetes patients, the production of glucose is impaired. What are the symptoms of Diabetes? Patients with Type-1 diabetes typically develop symptoms over a short period of…

Obesity and Diabetes Risk

Obesity remains a major burden for society, affecting both the young and old. It has been estimated that one in 5 adults are overweight and one in 15 adults are obese in the UK The sharp rise in overweight and obesity means that more and more people are also developing chronic conditions such as diabetes,…

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

Dogs love chocolate. However, because they do not have the proper enzymes to break down the components, it is a poison when ingested. Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree. Within the beans is Theobromine which is toxic to dogs. Theobromine stimulates the Central Nervous System as well as the cardiovascular system.…

Throat Thrush – Symptoms and Treatment

Throat thrush is a form of oral thrush which occurs in the throat. Also known as oral candida, it is a yeast infection which occurs when the naturally occurring candida yeast starts to grow in excess and can not be effectively managed by the body. Thrush can cause and uncomfortable burning sensation in the throat,…

Primary Lymphedema Treatment

Primary lymphedema is most common in women and it can also be termed as a genetic condition that could get serious if not treated well and in time. Although there is no cure for lymphedema in the primary stage as well, it can still be treated effectively so that the patient enjoys a normal lifestyle.…

The Basics Of Arthritis

Arthritis signs people in a variety of ways. Joints might crack suddenly, like knees upon standing. Other joints may be stiff and creak. Maybe pain occurs, like when trying to open a jar. What's it all about? Let's look at the basics and learn more. Arthritis actually means "joint inflammation" and has over 100 related…

What is Secondary Lymphedema?

Swelling caused due to pooling of lymph fluids is known as lymphedema. It is usually the result of an injury to the lymphatic system or happens on account of its dysfunction. Primary and secondary lymphedema are the two types of the condition. Secondary lymphedema is an acquired condition, usually as a result of surgery to…

To Stop Sleep Paralysis – Effective Techniques

Some spheres of the medical circle narrow down sleep paralysis as a neurological condition that is psychological in nature. What they are saying is its all in the mind. If you have experienced sleep paralysis before you would know that it's more than just your mind playing tricks on you and there are ways available…

Going Green – The Right Home Trend of the Decade

Environmentally conscious or "Going Green" continues to be the ideal home improvement option for homeowners today. Even if you can not afford a set of custom solar panels, you can make your home more environmentally friendly and more efficient without breaking the bank. Below are the top five: Ideal Home Improvement # 1: Update your…

Hepatitis C: Diagnosis and Treatment

Hepatitis C is a very important viral illness that primarily affect the liver. Most recent estimates indicate that about 1-2% of US population are affected by this illness. It is one of the most frequent causes of chronic liver condition, leading to hardening and cancer of the liver. Not surprisingly, hepatitis C remains one of…

How Does Alcohol Lead to Liver Disease?

In order to understand how alcohol leads to liver disease, you must first understand the function of the liver and alcohol's effects on this function. The liver helps your body break down fat and protein compounds by producing bile which enters the stomach to help the digestive process. It also helps to remove poisons and…

Learning a Language: French

Planning a visit to Paris? If you are taking a trip to France, whether for business or pleasure, you are probably looking to brush up on your French. If you are a native English speaker and are looking to learn a little French, you are more than halfway there. French uses a lot of words…

Heart Attack Survivors – Heart Disease Is Not An Aspirin Deficiency

Heart disease remains the number one killer in Canada, despite the fact that billions of dollars are spent each year treating cardiovascular disease. Personal prevention should be exercised to eliminate / control several risk factors of heart disease including high blood pressure, obesity, stress, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and elevated cholesterol levels. Many heart patients take…