Parasites in America – What’s Eating YOU? Any dog lover knows that their precious pet must be given heartworm medicine as protection against the infestation of this dangerous parasite. But did you know that people are exposed to multiple parasites on a daily basis, too? Continue reading “How do we contract parasites?” »
One in eight women will battle breast cancer in her lifetime, a statistic that has not changed significantly for a few years. The good news is that the odds of surviving breast cancer continue to improve every year. Approximately 2.4 million breast cancer survivors are living today, most of those now cancer-free. Continue reading “What you must know about Breast Cancer now” »
Please note that this article is still a work in progress. I still need to do a lot more research on it, and the drug companies are just now making the data available. I didn’t have access to my computer or books for almost a month and I’m still catching up with unpacking, paying bills, selling my house and all that crap. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About the Suicide Risk from Meds” »
I am 25 years old, having cervical spondylosis and that I am pregnant. My neck and shoulder muscles feel very weak and fatigued. My neck becomes stiff many times. Please tell me what should be my life style to prevent any further damage and how will my pregnancy going to affect this condition as I am not able to carry even the smallest weight for a long time. What is my treatment? Continue reading “Lifestyle to prevent damage due to cervical spondylosis” »
Bladder infections are no fun. Ordinary urine contains the waste products, fluid, and salts that are body needs to expel. When bacteria is found in the urine it can cause a bacterial infection in the urinary tract, pain, stiffening of the bladder, and could lead to bleeding. Continue reading “Urinary Concern – Bladder Infection” »
Because skin cancer prevention should begin early in childhood the initial responsibility lies with parents of babies and small children. Although most skin cancers are diagnosed after age fifty, the actual tumor is the result of ultraviolet exposure throughout life. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Prevention” »
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. What is known is that these benign tumors respond to hormones, specifically estrogen. Women are most likely to develop leiomyomas between the onset of menstruation and the beginning of menopause. Continue reading “Known Risk Factors and Possible Causes of Uterine Fibroids” »
Although the five-year survival rate for Stage I ovarian cancer is over 95 percent, very few cases are diagnosed in their early stages. The survival rate for more advanced cases drops to somewhere between twenty and thirty percent. Continue reading “Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Prevention” »
Controlling high blood pressure forces us to examine our lifestyles. Blood pressure often responds to changes in diet, exercise level and stress management. Patients can do a lot to impact and control their own blood pressure, by active prevention measures and simple monitoring of their hypertension. Continue reading “Controlling Blood Pressure!” »
Cervical cancer affects nearly 500,000 women worldwide every year. In some developing countries, cervical cancer is a leading cause of death in women, mainly due to a lack of screening programs for the prevention of cancer of the cervix. Continue reading “Cervical Cancer Prevention and Risk Factors” »
All current literature recommends that the most effective way to prevent or manage diverticulosis is through the adoption of a diet high in fibre. Fibre is the indigestible portion of plant foods which aids in bulking up the stool (by forming the bulk or the roughage) to assist it in passing through the body to assure regular bowel movements. Continue reading “Dietary Management of Diverticular disease” »
Lyme disease is an infectious condition with quite unpleasant consequences. Fortunately, even though it was diagnosed for the first time only 30 years ago, the causes of Lyme disease are now well known and thoroughly researched, so it’s quite possible to ensure effective Lyme disease prevention in many high risk areas. Continue reading “Causes of Lyme disease and Lyme disease prevention” »
Although diabetes and heart disease are connected, there is hope yet for heart disease prevention. It is a fact that if you happen to suffer from diabetes, you are at risk to suffer from a heart attack sometime in the future. Continue reading “An Overview Of Heart Disease Prevention” »
There is a great deal of information available on heart disease. It is important that the public make themselves aware of the implications of heart disease, not only if they are a sufferer but also in order to protect themselves from any future episodes of the illness. Continue reading “Information On Heart Disease” »
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder disease. The genes of Thalassemia are transferred from parents to their off springs. Thalassemia causes the shortage of red blood cells and hemoglobins in the body. Hemoglobin is a protein enriched iron in red blood cells. Continue reading “Thalassemia information” »
Diarrhea is the frequent passing of loose or watery stool. Diarrhea is very common in developing countries. Diarrhea is the major cause of death in Pakistan. It is known as the disease of developing countries. The major cause of diarrhea is unhygienic condition. Continue reading “Diarrhea symptoms and treatment” »
TB or Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack at any part of your body, but they usually attack in the lungs. In the early days TB was considered as a lethal disease and it was some how true because in the early 20th century the greater death ratio in America was due to TB. Continue reading “TB information / Tuberculosis” »
Pure & clean drinking water is necessary for human health. Unfortunately the water we use in our houses are not according to the hygienic conditions. That ‘s why we have to face serious sort of diseases in our lives. Our health is at risk every time. Continue reading “Drinking water purification” »
Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium known as salmonella typhi. Typhoid fever is also called ENTERIC FEVER. The main cause of Typhoid fever is contaminated water and unhygienic food intake. It may be spread through interaction with carrier of salmonella typhi. Continue reading “Typhoid Fever information” »
In the early days when medical science was not that developed as it is now and knowledge about different diseases was limited, doctors were not divided into different categories to treat different diseases. In the current era of development medical science is at its peak. Continue reading “Medical Doctors Specialties” »
Do you ever feel like you just can’t remember things the way you used to, or you occasionally have to “jog your memory” to come up with names and places? Don’t worry you are not alone. There are plenty of others who often forget people’s names, movie titles or even where they’ve parked their cars. Continue reading “Is Your Memory Slipping?” »
If you had ever experienced “passing a kidney stone” you have endured on of the most painful conditions known to man. Kidney stones may be silent and manifest no symptoms, but most often produce sudden, severe and excruciating back pain that can be intermittent and radiate from the back across the abdomen and then into the genital area or inner thigh area. Continue reading “Kidney Stones Better Prevented Than Passed” »
A very common issue: About 80% of children will have at least one ear infection by the age of 5, and 75% will have one by the age of 3. It is also said that otitis media (middle ear infection) is the most common cause of hearing loss in children, costing approximately $2 billion annually on medical and surgical treatments in the U.S. Continue reading “Ear Infections Plaguing Nearly All Of Our Children” »
The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »
Since May is the National Stroke Awareness month, we thought we would share the importance of supplementing your diet with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and how it can be a preventative measure against hypertension, heart disease, and stroke, among other things. Continue reading “Supplementing With Essential Fatty Acids – Important For Health” »
Insomnia or habitual sleeplessness can cause mild personality changes as well as a decrease in a person’s overall productivity and performance. It can even have adverse effects on personal relationships. More importantly, 50 % of chronic insomnia is often a symptom of psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and stress. Continue reading “Insomnia Affects One Out Of Every Ten Americans” »
Unlike antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections, there is no specific class of drugs that treat viral infections such as influenza and the common cold. Both are also the leading cause of patient visits to physicians and account for the most number of absences from school and work compared to any other illness. Continue reading “Protect Your Body Against A Viral Invasion” »
Retinopathy is a potentially blinding disease that affects half of the American diabetic population. It is also the leading cause of new cases of legal blindness among working-age Americans. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels located in the retina. Continue reading “Avoid the Leading Cause of Legal Blindness” »
We all think of hygiene as white teeth, fresh clothes, a nice scent, groomed hair and overall well manicured. Or we think of the opposite, poor hygiene, bad breath, dirty clothes, body odor, oily hair and overall not manicured. Merriam-Webster’s online definition of hygiene states that it is “a science of the establishment and maintenance of health.” Continue reading “Cleanliness is Next to Healthiness” »
Whether you prefer Starbucks, Barney’s or Joffrey’s, have your morning cup of java guilt-free. The latest research has indicated that there are positive health benefits regarding coffee consumption and the prevention of numerous health concerns, including but not limited to chronic degenerative diseases, which are unfortunately on the rise in the United States. Continue reading “Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers” »
The humble pomegranate is yet further proof of the reasoning behind the Mediterranean diet being hailed as the healthiest diet in the world. For many centuries these rather unexciting and overlooked fruit have grown on farms all around the Mediterranean area and have been a taken for granted seasonal part of the diet. Continue reading “Health Benefits of the Humble Pomegranate” »
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture. Continue reading “Osteoporosis – A National Growing Concern” »
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States of both men and women. The U.S. mortality statistic from cardiovascular disease is nearly a million people per year…almost one every 33 seconds! Continue reading “Cardiovascular Disease is the Number One Killer” »
Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.
Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.
What’s the difference – and is there actually a solution?
“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.
Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.
“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.
- Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
- Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
- Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.
Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.
Treatment for seasonal allergies:
- Begin above dietary rules immediately.
- Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
- Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
- Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
- Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
- Tea tree oil – 2 drops
- Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).
Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!
Is Osteoporosis Preventable? Absolutely!! I am sure everyone agrees that by now there has been an incredible push for supplementing calcium in an effort to slow or halt bone loss. This appears to be sound medical advice, however, osteoporosis amounts to more than just a lack of dietary calcium. Continue reading “Osteoporosis Information: For the Youth and the Elderly” »
Previously I was using Oral Contraceptive Pills, which I stopped more than one month back. Then, we shifted to natural contraceptive methods. However, this time, my period was delayed by about 5-6 days and moreover, the period lasted for a much shorter duration of only 2-3 days against a normal duration of 4-6 days. Continue reading “Reduced bleeding during periods while using natural conception, feeling nauseous and tired – is it pregnancy?” »
I have been experiencing bleeding for last about 15 days. I am using copper-T. I am also having stomach pain and back pain. It feels as if something has been stuffed inside my stomach or as if something has been pinching inside. What is the reason for the pain? Continue reading “Stomach pain and back pain while being on copper-T” »
We need support groups. You should belong to a support group. Why?
The meds are never enough. Whatever your problem is, if it’s bad enough that you need to be taking these crazy meds, you need some kind of talk therapy, too. Continue reading “Why You Should Join a Support Group” »
I brush my teeth daily with Colgate toothpaste. My mother says that my mouth smells bad. I brush my teeth several times a day but after few hours my mouth gives bad smell. Why is foul smell coming from my mouth? Continue reading “How to prevent bad breath or foul smell from teeth or mouth” »
MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant form of staph, can be found on both humans and their furry companions. Normally, it does not cause any serious problems. However, if it gets into the blood stream through a cut or other injury, it can cause severe, even fatal, infections. Continue reading “Protecting Your Pets From MRSA” »
We all need hospitals when we are seriously ill or injured. We expect to be treated and to get better while there. We do not expect to pick up an infection while in the hospital, but that is exactly what happens at times. What can hospitals do to control the spread of infection? Continue reading “Hospital Patient Care Areas And Infection Control” »
There is no known cure for cystic fibrosis so the main purpose of treatment is to reduce the severity of the symptoms and give the patient the best possible quality of life. New antibiotics developed recently are more effective in fighting infections and killing the bacteria that causes them. Faster acting inhalers deliver the medications straight to the airways. Continue reading “Preventing Infections In Cystic Fibrosis Patients” »
When it comes to avian bird flu, you can only do so much to prevent it. Since there is not yet an immunization that will protect you from exposure and contamination, you have to rely on “old fashioned” methods of protecting yourself. While these measures are very effective, you really have to pay attention and practice them constantly to be protected. Continue reading “Avian Influenza Tips Preventing Bird Flu” »
Bird flu is a strain of influenza that usually only infects birds. It makes them very ill, and is usually fatal. This virus has been found in both wild and domestic birds, like chickens. It is passed through secretions of the birds as well as excretions, like bird droppings. Continue reading “The Ins And Outs Of Bird Flu” »
Officials and health professionals are trying to keep everyone calm when it comes to the bird flu. Widespread panic is the last thing any country needs to effectively eliminate a virus such as the bird flu. But in doing so, people have come to think that the bird flu is of no danger to them and they do not have to worry about becoming infected themselves or even spreading the virus to other humans. Continue reading “Four Reasons The Bird Flu Is So Dangerous” »
The worry and concern over a possible pandemic of avian influenza (bird flu) is widespread, and quite real. Avian influenza is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans presently known, especially worrisome since most common antiviral medications have been found useless against avian influenza virus infections, and current influenza vaccines are also useless against this strain of avian influenza virus. Continue reading “Five Tips On Staying Away From Bird Flu” »
If you are planning a vacation soon or will be going on a business trip, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you’ll need to make the most of your trip. And, with recent concerns about the bird flu and its spread to various parts of the country and the world, you’ll want to ensure that you return home healthily. Here are some tips to remember when you’re traveling and want to avoid the bird flu. Continue reading “Four Travel Tips To Remember Regarding Bird Flu” »
A pandemic of the bird flu is a very real possibility, possibly even inevitable. This is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans currently known. This is a serious virus, that so far has been resistant to current medications. It has the possibility of mutating and becoming able to be spread from person to person. In fact, nobody knows for certain if it is already able to spread that way. Continue reading “How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu” »
Prevention of hemorrhoids is a matter that most people will not need to think hard about. Most patients of hemorrhoids have never suffered again from a return bout, so nobody really considers hemorrhoids prevention until they acquire one. Continue reading “Hemorrhoids Prevention” »
All parents want the best for their children. No parent wants to see a child suffer. Unfortunately, some children are suffering. They are suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Yes, arthritis does hurt more than the elderly. For many parents, arthritis is easy to spot. For others little to no signs are shown. If your child is experiencing pain and discomfort, how do you know the cause? Continue reading “Is Your Child Suffering From Juvenile Arthritis” »