Let’s Pay Attention to Better Digestion. Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night saying that famous line, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing?” You may need to reach for digestive enzymes rather than that antacid tablet! Continue reading “Pay Attention to Better Digestion” »
Question: I had root canal treatment of my front tooth. After a day a huge swelling appeared on my upper lip and below the nose. Initially the swelling was small, but it became very big in size by evening. There was severe pain in my tooth along with the swelling. Continue reading “Swelling on upper lip after root canal treatment of front tooth” »
About 15 days back, I had brown discharge. It was during my menstrual period. However, the brown discharge did not stop even after the period. It is continuing even till today though its intensity varies from day to day. Sometimes it is thin and sometimes thick. Continue reading “Experiencing brown discharge for 15 days – is it due to pregnancy or some other problem?” »
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” »
MRSA is a highly antibiotic-resistant form of staph infection. Left untreated, it can cause infections throughout the body and even lead to death. However, many times it gets misdiagnosed, and doctors prescribe patients medications that will not cure here. Luckily, a new test on the market makes it faster to detect MRSA. Continue reading “High Speed Test Helps Diagnose Mrsa” »
The latest super bug, MRSA, has been making headlines. Here is a look at exactly what MRSA is. First off, you will probably want to know what MRSA stands for. It is Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or Multiple Resistance Staphylococcus Aureus. Continue reading “A Definition Of MRSA” »
In the hospital, doctors tend to be more aware of a patient’s history. This includes their possible risk factors to contagious diseases like MRSA. Besides this, doctors are also aware of which patients are at a higher risk for MRSA: those in long term care, patients with surgical wounds, and burn patients, among others. Continue reading “Community Acquired MRSA May Be Harder To Find Than Hospital Strains” »
MRSA is a form of staph infection that is highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics. However, even on its own MRSA has its own variation of strains. Here is a look at some of the commonly used terms and types of MRSA. Continue reading “The Differences In Mrsa” »
Antioxidants to the Rescue . If you asked me for one major supplement to help make a huge contribution to your good health, I’d tell you to plunge into antioxidants. Continue reading “What are antioxidants, and how can they improve our health?” »
I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in the mid 1970s and am very pleased to still be here to tell the tale. Looking back on the whole experience, even now I get some strange feelings. The first thing that strikes me is that I was not ill when I was diagnosed. Continue reading “Hodgkin’s Disease: A Survivor’s Tale” »
Migraines are easily confused with other headaches, both by their sufferers and, occasionally, medical professionals. Here you’ll find descriptions of some of the more common non-migraines and some treatment options. Continue reading “Other Headache Types and Their Treatments” »
Providing daily care for elderly people and taking care of their health issues may be an overwhelming challenge for their adult children. Caring for aging parents sometimes results in a “sandwich” effect: caregivers must care for their parent while also caring for their own children. Continue reading “Caring for Aging Parents or Other Elderly People” »
Although it’s the most invasive of the treatments available, surgery provides a viable option when other medical treatments prove ineffective. Surgery may involve repair work to the intestines, or even the complete removal of the colon. Some of the common surgical treatments are discussed here. Continue reading “Surgery, Colectomy, Ileostomy and Other Options for Treating Crohn’s” »
Prostatitis is the medical term for an inflamed prostate. The condition is common: fifty percent of men experience prostatitis symptoms at some time in their lives. For some men, an inflamed prostate is a temporary condition, while others experience chronic prostatitis symptoms. Continue reading “Chronic Prostatitis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment” »
People infected with genital herpes can expect an average of four to five viral outbreaks a year. This number may be higher for some people and lower for others. Many people find that over time, as their immune system builds up a resistance to the virus, their outbreaks lessen in severity and frequency. Continue reading “Dealing With a Herpes Simplex 2 Outbreak” »
Hepatitis C (also known as HCV or hep C) is a liver-damaging virus that is spread through exposure to contaminated blood and body fluids. The virus has infected approximately four million Americans. Out of this number, over 2.5 million suffer from chronic HCV infection. Continue reading “About Hepatitis C: Facts and Information” »
If you have an allergic reaction to the venom of a particular insect, experts estimate that you have a sixty percent chance of being allergic to other insects as well. Bees, wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets should be avoided as much as possible. Continue reading “Insect Allergies: Stinging Insects to Watch For” »
Over 30,600 Americans are diagnosed with leukemia every year. Of this number, approximately half are diagnosed with ALL or AML, the acute forms of the disease. Acute leukemia progresses rapidly: without immediate treatment, survival time is measured in months. Continue reading “Acute Leukemia Symptoms, Types and Treatment” »
As patients, we trust that our doctors, nurses, surgeons, and pharmacists are ethical, properly trained, and trustworthy. However, despite their extensive experience, sometimes these medical professionals make mistakes because they use poor judgment, are overworked or under-assisted, are negligent or malicious, or are simply under-qualified. Continue reading “Medical Malpractice Cases and Claims” »
Now that summer is here, lets talk about a condition that can impact your summertime health. Candida or the yeast syndrome has been around for a long time. However, it was not until Orion Truss published the “Missing Diagnosis” and William Crook published “The Yeast Connection” that many physicians and the public became aware of the magnitude of the problem. Continue reading “Candidiasis – Avoid Summertime Yeast Infections” »
There are over 1,000 known human parasites that can live in your intestinal tract, your blood, or many of your organs including your brain and lungs. Most people are not aware that they may have an infestation of parasites (often more than one type) nor are they aware of the dangers posed to their health by parasites. Continue reading “Parasitic Infections Are More Common Than You Think” »
The human digestive tract ranges from 25-35 feet and houses over 400 species of bacteria. In total there are over a 100 billion organisms in our digestive tract. The use of antibiotics is equivalent to pouring bleach into a fish tank in order to kill an overgrowth of algae. Continue reading “Antibiotic Overload?” »
Bacteria Can Be Good For You! When we think of bacteria, we generally think it is bad. While this can be true, many of us are not aware that certain forms of bacteria can in fact be good for us. “Good” bacteria essentially combat the development of “bad” bacteria, which in turn strengthens our immune system and wards off disease. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Probiotics” »
Our younger generations have a word for expensive metal jewelry these days. They call it “bling”. Did you know you might be wearing harmful levels of heavy metals in your cardiovascular system, kidney and liver? Continue reading “How Much “Bling” Are You Wearing IN your Body?” »
Grown-Ups Get Acne, Too! You’re frustrated because you had a great complexion as a teenager and young adult. Now you’re 35-ish, 40-ish or 45-ish, and you’ve got all kinds of stuff popping up on your face!
There’s that little white thing you thought was a whitehead, but it won’t pop (naughty you for trying). Continue reading “You may have what is classified as “adult acne”” »
Chronic Sinus Sufferers: You Can Stop the Cycle. Do you have constant problems with sinus infections, often also labeled “Chronic Sinusitis”?
Are you on a roller coaster of antibiotics – then feeling better – then back for more antibiotics? Continue reading “Why Do We Get Repetitive Sinus Infections?” »
Every day, our bodies are exposed to thousands of bacteria and germs that are invisibly handled by our Immune System. While this system functions with amazing accuracy, there may be times when bad bacteria can overgrow and create an infection within the body. Continue reading “Are you “Friendly” with Your Body’s Good Bacteria?” »
Every day, patients check into emergency rooms around the country complaining of skin infections. Oftentimes, they may think that it is a simple spider bite that needs treatment. However, the most common cause of skin infections being seen in ERs around the country is MRSA. Continue reading “Dangerous Infection – MRSA” »
MRSA has been making headlines with its resistance to antibiotics and the fear of the public of epidemics like the bird flu. Here is a look at the existence of MRSA, why it is dangerous, and what the future may hold. Continue reading “MRSA And The Risk Of Super Bugs” »
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” »
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a spherical shaped bacteria that is found everywhere, and on your body. Over the past 50 years Staph bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, including the commonly used penicillin-related antibiotics, which includes Methicillin. Continue reading “Overusing Antibiotics And Antibacterial Products And 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” »
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” »
Many people get the flu and a common cold mixed up, but in actual fact they are both different ailments. They are both respiratory ailments, but they are caused by different types of viruses. Continue reading “Signs And Symptoms Of The Flu” »
It can be difficult even for a doctor to tell the difference sometimes between a cold and the flu until the doctor examines the individual. The cold and the flu share similar symptoms. There are differences though and if you are aware of these differences you can tell the cold and the flu apart. Continue reading “Telling The Difference Between The Cold And The Flu” »
The bird flu and rumors of a possible outbreak has everyone a little on edge these days. The good news is that even though your risk of becoming infected with the bird flu virus is very low, there is still plenty you and your family can do to prevent the bird flu from infecting your family. By being prepared for a possible outbreak today, you will be already taken care of if the rumors ever come to pass. Continue reading “Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak” »
The avian bird flu has many people across the globe afraid of catching the virus. Now, even children are becoming aware of the bird flu and its potential dangers in humans. If your child asks you about the avian bird flu the most important thing is not to panic. Continue reading “Three Things To Tell Your Children About Avian 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” »
With recent bird flu outbreaks in a few countries across the globe has everyone worried about a potential bird flue outbreak in the United States causing massive deaths. While there is some concern that the bird flu may work its way to America thanks to migrating birds, there is still very little cause for alarm. Take a look at why. Continue reading “Bird Flu Virus: Four Reasons Why You Shouldn” »
The correct terminology for the flu is Influenza; it is a viral infection which is spread by droplet infection. It’s caught when people breathe in these droplet infections which have become airborne when the infected person has either sneezed or coughed into the air. It can also be transmitted via hard surfaces by contaminated hands etc. Continue reading “Flu Vaccinations” »
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” »
Snow white slowly took a small bite of the apple and she fell to the ground losing consciousness. Most children, and even the adults, are familiar with this fairy tale story. It is in fact just a tale, but in real life, the apple can make wonders. Continue reading “Acid Reflux And The Cure Apple Cider Vinegar” »
MRSA was once confined to patients who spent a lot of time in a hospital or a health care facility. However, it has since spread to the general population. Not only are humans not safe from the super bug, our best friends are not either. Here is a look at MRSA and your dog. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Your Dog And Mrsa” »
MEANING. Skin ailments can give you hell of your time. It worsens when you suffer from perplexing kind of boils and acnes. Well, chances are you might be suffering from chronic skin disease called as ‘Hidradenitis Suppurativa’. Continue reading “Hidradenitis suppurativa: causes, symptoms and treatment” »
MEANING. The digestive system of a man sometimes functions in a ridiculous manner. It may or may not absorb all the nutrients. But, funnily, our digestive system loves to absorb fatty fast and junk foods thoroughly, which is the major cause for digestive disorders and obesity. Continue reading “Celiac disease: gluten free diet” »
Viruses like bacteria and fungus can strike you any moment. Sometimes, it warns you of the consequences or sometimes it may kill you silently.
Well, that’s Candida Yeast, a type of fungus infection. Our body requires some amount of candida to maintain our immune system.
In certain cases, the candida microorganisms may aggravate and cause infections of the mouth, intestines, vaginal and skin.
Candia yeast is a strong and invasive parasite. On an average, at least thirty million men and women all over the world are suffering from this infection.
CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS
Candida yeast infection causes and symptoms may be due to the following reasons:
- Taking antibiotics may upset your immune system and the functioning of your guts. Oral medications at low dosages over a period of time may cause this infection.
- Any kind of stress can trigger off physical changes in our body. It drains out the immuno-globulins, which is the first line of defense in our immune system.
- Corticosteroidal medications, for asthma, eczema and rheumatoid arthritis, generally have a depressive effect on the immune system.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy behaves as female sex hormones in the body. Changes in the hormone levels are one of the main reasons why women are more prone to this infection.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause inflammation of the gut wall. It may interfere with the production of prostaglandin, which protect the mucous lining of our guts from our digestive acids and enzymes.
- Poor diet is another cause of candida yeast.
- Stimulants and depressants exhaust the adrenal glands, liver and pancreas and releases stored sugars into the blood stream, thereby causing this infection.
- High sugar levels, that is, diabetes will cause more sugar in the blood and urine for the yeasts to feed on.
- Eating disorders like starvation, bingeing and purging through vomiting or taking laxatives will all damage the friendly gut flora. The candidiasis will lead to weight loss and food cravings.
Health symptoms and complications of candida may include:
- Bladder infections
- Energy loss
- Puffy eyes
- Food cravings
- High fever
- Mouth infections
- Sore throat
- Thyroid problems.
Besides treating symptoms with anti-fungal drugs, diet plays an important role in curing and controlling candida yeast infection. The main idea of adopting a diet plan is to eliminate foodstuff that feed on yeast. The time frame for following this diet chart depends on the severity of the symptoms. Normally, there is a marked improvement in the recovery process within two to four weeks.
The following are the general dietary tips to avoid aggravation of candida yeast:
- Reduce carbohydrates
- Reduce yeasty foodstuff
- Reduce dairy products
- Reduce intake of processed or packaged food
- Reduce intake of fungi and mold
“The bird flu virus is the single largest threat to humanity …”
The Centers for Disease Control. The world is unprepared for the bird flu pandemic. According to the World Health Organization a bird flu outbreak may happen at any time. Continue reading “Bird Flu Virus” »
Mosquito control: Our mission is to provide information, and education to help you learn how to control mosquitoes using natural safe methods which leads to the enhancement of health and quality of life through the suppression of mosquitoes. Continue reading “Mosquito Control” »
Generally insect bites humans when it is uptight of some act, which is a natural defense mechanism, but there are parasites as well which try to feed off by biting you. Some insects release formic acid and when it bites you, the formic acid is injected into your skin, which results skin irritation and allergic reaction. This skin reaction is known as anaphylaxis. Continue reading “Insect Bites” »