Chest Pain Related to MRSA

Most commonly the symptoms of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) will present on the skin. It can be in the form of an abscess, rash, boil, bumps, or impetigo and is often accompanied with flu-like symptoms. When it is in the heart or lungs it can cause chest pain. If there was surgery in the chest…

Guidelines on Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot problems like ulcers are some of the most common problems that diabetics have to deal with. Without much nerve sensation down there, people may neglect to take care of small foot injuries. These small wounds can turn into ulcers over time. If the situation gets too bad, it can even require the need for…

Fact Sheet for Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the worst liver diseases, it affects more that 30,000 people each year, and millions are carrying the hepatitis C virus in their bodies. Unfortunately it also causes quite a large number of deaths. There are 6 types of hepatitis viruses, and all of them affect the liver in one way…

Dehydration and Diabetes

Dehydration is a critical loss of water in the body. Potentially fatal, dehydration is a risk of Type II Diabetes caused by not controlling the amounts of insulin and sugars in the blood. In normal people, the first sign of dehydration is thirst. This mechanism is disrupted in diabetics. Diabetics rarely feel this and this…

Everything You Need to Know About Helping Insomnia

Most of us have experienced a restless night when you can not switch your brain off to fall sleep. However for some people, this is a regular occurrence – with no "rhyme or reason" as to the contributors of this sleeplessness. From a medical point of view, sleeping pills are the "answer". From a natural…

MMS & Gut Dysbiosis – What to Do

An element to health that is often overlooked as a leading cause to the breakdown of well being is what we put in our mouths each day, and also what we do not. At a biological level it becomes apparent that much of the food we consume is not entirely digested, and this may be…

Tonsil Infections – How to Treat Swollen Tonsils

There are many causes for the white lumps that appear on tonsils. One is tonsillitis. This condition is causes white bumps on the tonsils, but it can also cause fever, chills, ear pain, and headaches. The other condition is called tonsilloliths. This is caused by a buildup of mouth debris and food particles. While not…

What Happens When You Break Your Collarbone?

The clavicle is a very fragile bone that rests above your chest and is responsible for lifting your shoulders upwards. It is different from most other bones in the human body in that it is not surrounded by any muscle and you can feel that distinct bone shape because it is only covered by skin.…

Torque Converter Lockup

Although the torque converter clutch is not part of the engine, it can make the car feel like the engine has a problem. The torque converter clutch is also known as a lock up converter. The lockup clutch has many purposes and is part of the transmission. A regular converter in an automatic transmission is…

When Can You Say You Are Experiencing Symptoms Of Heartburn?

The symptoms of heartburn can be misleading. The chest pain that often occurs with heartburn can be mistaken for a heart attack. Other heartburn symptoms such as the burning sensation in the throat, the difficulty in swallowing, sore throat, hoarseness, and chronic cough, can all be indicative of some other form of disease, not necessarily…

Shingles Otherwise Known As Herpes Zoster

Shingles or Herpes Zoster as it is officially known, is caused by the same viral disease as chickenpox. This very painful condition which attacks the dorsal root nerve ganglia is seen mostly in adults over 50, producing blisters in areas of the skin innervated by the effected nerves. Most people only ever have one attack…