Alcohol Dependency and Alcoholic Liver Disease

People who drink alcohol regularly will acquire a tolerance to the alcohol as their liver adapts and increases the enzymes that are used to break down the alcohol. In heavy drinkers, the levels of the liver enzymes can increase threefold. Since the liver then breaks up the alcohol faster, the drinker requires more alcohol to…

EBV Facts and Statistics

What is Epstein Barr Virus? Epstein Barr is a virus that belongs to the herpes family. It infects the salivary gland cells and a white blood cell called a leukocyte. Epstein Barr virus is the major cause of infectious mononucleosis. What are the symptoms of EBV? Typical symptoms include a sore throat, fever, swollen lymph…

Myoma – What Every Woman Should Know

What is Myoma? Myomas are non cancerous tumors that are commonly found in the uterus. It is a condition that affects almost 75% of women, especially women in their 30’s and 40’s. Just last month, I was experiencing abdominal pains and headaches, so I decided to consult my doctor. The doctor did a couple of…

Testing the Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 4

With Day 4 on the cage soup diet I've found a bit of a dip in energy again. One explanation of the cage soup diet says that at this point the body needs a burst of carbohydrates and other things to lessen the craving for sweets, which seems about right for how I've felt. Fortunately…

When Good Bugs Go Bad

When Good Bugs Go Bad Small bowel overgrowth (SBO) is a condition of the small intestine that allows too many bacteria, typically Lactobacillus, to develop and thrive. "So what", you ask? Well the "so what" is that Lactobacillus bacteria are not welcome in that area. They compete with the host (that would be you) for…

Cyst Endometriosis – Cyst in the Walls of the Womb

Cyst Endometriosis is a type of cyst that forms in the tissue of the womb (uterus). The word endometriosis comes from the root word endometrium. It means the tissue in the wall of the uterus. Endometriosis is a condition wherey a growth or cyst forms outside the uterus. Depending on the location of the cyst,…

Down Syndrome – Symptoms and Characteristics

One of the most common chromosomal disorders, Down syndrome is associated with the mental retardation and malformation in a newborn. The main cause of Down syndrome is the presence of an extra 21st chromosome. Generally children with Down syndrome show slower physical and mental development than a normal child. There may also be other health…

Colon Cleansing and Disease Prevention

Colon cancer has become the deadliest cancer in the United States. This is an especially striking phenomenon because proper colon health is something we can all practice and is neither expensive or time consuming. These are some of the most common diseases of the colon. Diseases of the colon include colitis, colon cancer, constipation, diverticulosis…

Apples and Acid Reflux – Does it Really Works?

Apples as a cure for acid reflux are becoming popular in medical circles. People suffering from hyperacidity know how difficult the condition can be. Heartburn, ulcers and even stomach cancer are some of the complications of hyperacidity. Popping pills every time a bout of acidity occurs is hardly a solution, considering the fact that it…

Why Do Pregnant Women Get Nausea During Pregnancy?

You are so excited to find out you are pregnant and about to experience the great miracle of life but then you strike morning sickness. This can turn what should be a joyous time into a miserable one. The nausea during pregnancy and sometimes vomiting can really make it hard to get through your day.…

Cirrhosis of the Liver – What is This Condition?

Cirrhosis of the liver comes as a consequence of chronic liver disease in a patient. Certain issues characterize the disease, including medical problems such as the following: liver tissue replacement via fibrosis, scar tissue, nodules that regenerate, and progressive loss of liver function. This topic reviewers various issues related to the disease, with basic details.…

Brain Tumor – The Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs of brain tumor depend on the size, location and type of tumor. Symptoms may appear whenever a tumor pushes a nerve or injures a particular area in the brain. They can also be caused if the brain enlarges or fluids build up in the skull. Majority of the common signs of brain cancers…