Osteoarthritis has become quite prevalent in our society, and there are several types. This article is based on my own experience with this condition, as well as my research.
Scabies is a nasty condition and is usually extremely itchy. Sadly, treatment is not instantaneous, and the condition can get worse before it gets better. Here are some tips to help you cope.
The author shares her experiences with low vitamin D levels. What is vitamin D, what does it do and how much should a person take are the topics discussed. Lack of sunlight also comes into play as it is discussed in relevancy to low vitamin D Levels.
After being diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, I was surprised and dismayed to find so little information about this disease. This is my experience with the disease.
Find out more about this frequently misdiagnosed type of headache. It's like a migraine but different. It's called a cervicogenic headache or migraine, and it's a real pain!
This article defines systolic and diastolic pressure, ranges of normal readings, and conditions like prehypertension and hypertension. Includes labeled photos and a video tutorial.
An ear abscess (medical name - mastoiditis) is a dangerous infection of the skull, provoked by bacteria in the ear. It primarily affects toddlers and infants, although in rare occasions older individuals may be susceptible. The cause is always the...
Most adults have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in their body. The virus is either dormant or active. The active form causes mononucleosis, some types of cancer, and perhaps other diseases.
When your glucose levels spike and there are no emergency medical resources around, here are some ways to quickly and naturally lower your blood sugar. Look for these diabetes symptoms.
Women need to be aware of the top issues affecting their health. With the medical technology and information available today, it is totally possible to avert these health problems and live longer.
People with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both of these disorders. Treatment often slows lung deterioration.
The pancreas makes digestive enzymes and essential hormones. Pancreatic disorders include inflammation, known as pancreatitis, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
In someone with an anemia disorder, there are either not enough red blood cells in the blood or the cells contain abnormal hemoglobin. Symptoms range from mild to severe.
What are freckles and how do you get them? Find out what causes freckles and who is more likely to get them. If you don't like your freckles, there may be ways to remove or fade them.
The synovium is a membrane that lines the inside of many of our joints. Inflammation of the synovium is known as synovitis. Symptoms may include swelling and pain.
I discovered the best microfiber sheets that help me sleep better by avoiding allergies from dust mites that live in mattresses and pillows. Here's my story.
Staph infection is caused by a bacterium that has evolved to resist many of our current antibiotics. Though many infections are minor, some can cause serious damage or even death.
Sinus headaches can be a real pain. Here you'll find information on what causes sinus headaches, how to treat them, and the best ways to get rid of them for good.
Are you experiencing facial numbness and not sure what the cause is? This article explains why pregnant women might experience this symptom as well as other causes. It also shares treatment options.
Sjögren’s Syndrome mimics many diseases, so getting a diagnosis is often difficult. Take my short quiz, see what your score is, and I'll tell you what your score means.
Lumbosacral neuritis is a term that is used to describe the irritation of the several nerves that line the vertebrae or spinal column, particularly in the lower back of the person being diagnosed.
Recovery from a pulmonary embolism takes a lot of time. Lung damage from blood clots is very serious. Based on my own experience with this condition, I will share what to expect during your recovery.
Untreated, high blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, is a dangerous health risk. Learn the signs and symptoms. Should you have your glucose tested to see if you have diabetes?
The gallbladder stores bile, which helps fat digestion take place. Gallstones are solid lumps in bile that may cause a lot of pain when they enter bile ducts.
Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.
When a person undergoes surgery, the raw surfaces created can leak out tiny amounts of fluid that usually get absorbed back into nearby capillaries. However, in some instances, the leaking fluid may accumulate, leading to a fluid-filled collection known as a seroma.
The maleficent stomach virus, also known as norovirus, is an epidemic around the world that spreads like wildfire. Here are some tips to protect yourself from this miserable experience.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that exists as different strains. Some strains live in our gut and are very helpful. Others cause foodborne illness and disease.
The relationship between massive electrolyte losses, generalized weakness, muscle movement, and diarrhea. The physiology, work-up, and management are briefly explained.
In GERD, acidic material in the stomach moves in the wrong direction and enters the esophagus, causing heartburn. Dietary changes may relieve or improve symptoms.
A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.
Learn how to take care of your skin when you have lupus. Reduce malar rashes and other skin irritations by following a few common-sense precautions, as well as your doctor's instructions.
Aspirin relieves inflammation by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme. It also inhibits the COX-1 enzyme. This process may cause stomach irritation and bleeding problems.
A explanation of what blepharitis is including how to treat symptoms of swollen, red, puffy eye lids, what to tell your doctor, and how to prevent symptoms from coming back.
Difficulty sleeping spoils your day, undermines relationships, and makes you less effective at work. Many causes of sleep problems relate to your lifestyle. This article explains 13 gentle but effective changes you can make to help you get a good night's sleep and wake refreshed and raring to go.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Have bloating or gas in the afternoon or evening? Here's how to diagnose the source of the problem; the culprit is usually something you ate for breakfast or lunch.
What causes a rash to suddenly appear around your mouth? Learn the causes and how you can treat them.
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP, is a genetic disease that turns the human body into a living, breathing statue. There is no cure. Louise Wedderburn and Harry Eastlack are discussed.
Men are far less likely to get multiple sclerosis than women. This may be because testosterone provides protection. Studying how the protection works may help both men and women with the disease.
The normal blood glucose level is 80-90 mg/dL before meals, and up to 120 mg/dL after you eat. Understand that you can prevent and, in most cases, reverse type 2 diabetes with these simple changes.
Pinworms are parasites that live in the intestine. Sometimes they try to exit through the anus and cause an uncomfortable and embarrassing itch. Here's how to get rid of the worms and the itch.
Nasal folliculitis, or nasal vestibulitis, is caused by a buildup of oil and/or dead skin cells. This leads to the pores getting infected by staph which can lead to a painful and maddening pimple.
Worms in humans are common, even in developed nations. They take a toll on a person's health, and cause horrific disfigurations and disease. Let's take a look at the most common of these parasites.
Bone spurs are projections or outgrowths that extend from a bone. They may press on nerves or other tissues, causing pain, numbness, or difficulty in moving.
Waking up can be refreshing. However, waking up with swollen fingers is no one's idea of a perfect morning. Learn what causes swollen fingers and how you can treat them.
Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.
Sleep apnea was a major contributor to NFL star Reggie White's death at age 43. What is sleep apnea, and how is it treated?
Learn about the causes of dyshidrotic eczema, as well as both medical and home treatments for the condition.
Sickled feet are considered as the bane in any form of dancing. It is also a problem of many athletes as well. Well there is that and rolling, which make two of the biggest issues out there. However, it should be noted that sickling of the feet when performing is a bit harder to get rid of.
Telogen effluvium is a condition that involves rapid and excessive hair loss or hair shed. The causes vary and are often difficult to discern. Here are some tips I've learned that may help you, too.
If you have a mole that looks strange, is causing you problems, or is located in an area you dislike, you can easily have it removed. Read on to learn more about how to have your mole removed.
Suffering from eczema? There are many so-called 'cures' out there, but Silcock's Base stands out from the crowd. It' s cheap, soothes the skin, and gets rid of eczema or dermatitis.
Many different bacteria live on our skin and in its upper layer. Most are harmless. Some may be helpful. A few become harmful under certain conditions.
Solanine is found in green potatoes and other nightshade vegetables. It's poisonous at high concentrations. Some people say that nightshades make their arthritis worse.
Are your hands, feet, and/or legs red and blotchy? I was shocked when my doctor told me I have poor circulation. This is what I've learned about how to treat this condition.
Does milk cause your body to produce more mucus, making your cold and asthma symptoms worse? The research says no. But you might be surprised at the other tricks that milk can play on your system.
With these gentle daily exercises, as well as the help of gravity inversion, you can improve your posture and ease your neck or shoulder pain for ever.
A staph infection is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Usually, we find these bacteria on our nose, mouth, genitals and anal area.
Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.
Learn more about cholesterol—what it is, why it matters, and what you can do to lower it naturally, without medication.
How to make taking insulin less painful and more convenient. These tips are based on my personal experience.
In this article, common causes of high LDL cholesterol are discussed, and suggestions for improving cholesterol levels are given in the conclusion.
Many people who use Accutane (isotretinoin) for acne are aware that it can cause severe hair loss. I lost 70% of my thick, long hair from Accutane; luckily, I managed to regain most of my hair within 2 years due to topical minoxidil (Rogaine), peppermint oil and an anti-inflammatory, fat-rich diet.
A personal account of symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN). Also, a list of available resources in the UK.
Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.
This article is a compilation of questions I've received from readers of my other tinnitus articles, with helpful answers based on my research and personal experience.
Measles and rubella (German measles) are viral diseases. They both produce a red body rash and can cause complications, but there are important differences between them.
If your body does something unexpected, it's often a sign that something's wrong. One of the things that should never happen is bleeding from the belly button or navel.
A new treatment may one day be used to stop beta cell destruction in the early stage of type 1 diabetes. The beta cells produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
A hip labral tear is a painful condition that may require arthroscopic surgery to repair. The cause may be traumatic or spontaneous.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that lives in the nose of many people. It's often harmless but can cause a variety of diseases. Some of these are serious.
Sleeping with a sleep apnea face mask and hose may seem difficult, but it is possible to get comfortable and get some rest using a CPAP machine using these tips and suggestions.
Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
The symptoms of water retention (also known as fluid retention or edema) can sometimes be confused with the appearance of chronic diabetic skin blisters. Do you know how to tell the difference?
Sort out your itchy, flaky scalp! Find out what causes this condition and how to relieve the symptoms. You may need to evaluate your hair products as well as your diet.
Costochondritis is a painful and serious lifelong condition that affects many people of different ages. Chest pain, as well as back and shoulder pain, is one of its symptoms.
Coronaviruses often cause mild to moderate problems in the respiratory tract. Sometimes, as in the case of the MERS virus, they may produce a dangerous infection.
Skin that bruises easily can be caused by a number of factors, including some medications. Here are some self-help ideas to help improve skin that is thin, easily bruised, or torn.
Stress is one of the most common causes of adult acne today. In this article, we'll see how stress causes acne, how it worsens your acne, how you can manage your stress-acne, and other triggering factors.
Walking pneumonia is often used to describe a case of pneumonia that is not severe enough to require hospitalization or bed rest. Learn about its contagiousness and how you can treat it at home.
Why are your hands blue? Let's explore the potential causes. Do they turn blue somewhat regularly? Perhaps you have Raynaud's disease. We'll discuss that, too!
Gallbladder disease can mimic other conditions, such as IBS and food intolerances, making it difficult to pinpoint the problem.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive disease that is sometimes called the silent killer. Learn what IBC is and how to recognize it. Share this information with your loved ones.
Sleep architecture is the amount of time spent in each sleep cycle. Abnormal architecture may be caused by sleep-disordered breathing, periodic leg movements, or other sleep disorders.
Prevention, removal, and recovery information regarding aging spots. Plus, natural remedies and other possible procedures.
What is Rosacea and how is it identified? Learn about this inflammatory skin condition and how it is treated.
Scar tissue may form on or in our body when we're injured. It replaces damaged tissue but is sometimes troublesome. The appearance of scars can often be improved.
Lemons are not the miracle cure for diabetes—but they may offer some surprising benefits that could be helpful to diabetics.
Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.
Are you still awake? Insomnia leading to sleep deprivation for several consecutive days may cause health problems. Learn effective methods to fall asleep and stay asleep.
The appearance and odor of urine could be an indicator of your lifestyle and health. Medications, food, dyes, pigments, and poisons like phenol can change the color of urine anything from red to green. Usually the cause is harmless. However, it may sometimes indicate an underlying disease condition.
Epidemic typhus is caused by bacteria in contaminated lice feces that enters the body via bites. Murine typhus bacteria enter the body in flea feces. The first disorder is usually more serious.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
Tangles of alpha-synuclein fibrils in the brain are a feature of Parkinson's disease. The fibrils sometimes appear in nerves around the gut. They might travel from here to the brain.
Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.
Insulin resistance is a serious problem for many people who are trying to lose weight but can't. Do you think you might be? Learn about why this is and what you can do about it.
Death is difficult to accept, and yet it is a part of life that we cannot change. Having a better understanding of the stages of the dying process will help ease the experience for all involved.
An injection of epinephrine in anyone suffering from a severe allergic reaction or severe asthma attack can be lifesaving, but many people do not use it when needed or do not use it properly.
Parotitis is the medical term for an infection and inflammation of the salivary glands. The salivary glands are also known as the "parotid glands."
Polydactyly and syndactyly are both congenital malformations of the fingers and toes. These anomalies can occur in humans as well as cats.
How to distinguish between allergies, the common cold, and influenza, and when to seek medical intervention.
If you get up a lot during the night to urinate, this is a method to totally empty your bladder that actually worked for me! No drugs or catheters; just a few extra minutes.
Helpful facts about gout and information explaining the effect certain foods have on this condition. Learn which foods to avoid and which to include in a gout diet.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that until recently was thought to be caused solely by wear and tear. Scientists have discovered that inflammation may be involved in some cases of the disorder.
Although certain signs of heart attack are the same between women and men, there are some important differences, as well. Learn about the differences. It may save a life!
The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.
Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."
Neuropathy has become a very common ailment. There are three different kinds of neuropathies, but all of them have common symptoms. This article is based on my own experience managing this condition.
Low back pain is one of the most common and debilitating conditions faced by millions each day. A few simple stretches and strengthening exercises may be an effective remedy.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS, formerly known as RSD, is a real disease that causes excruciating pain, depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Removing corns and callused skin on the feet can take a little time and effort. This article is based on the experience of both my wife and myself.
Pilonidal cysts can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort. If the symptoms are detected early, however, they are fairly easy to treat. Learn the signs and symptoms and talk to your doctor.
Have you considered moving because of your chronic arthritis pain? Could living at a higher altitude be helpful?
Pulmonary embolism recovery can be difficult due to the heart and lung damage that occurs. This article focuses on things that patients can do to help themselves throughout the recovery process.
Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.
Is a person more likely to develop multiple sclerosis if he or she has a family member with the condition? Recent developments have shed some light on the matter.
What does a green bowel movement in adults mean? Is it a sign of a serious medical condition? Green stool can be the result of several different causes, which range in severity. Learn more here.
Is your ankle swollen and painful? How do you tell if your ankle is broken or sprained? Here's helpful info including an option for a hands-free crutch for an ankle that's sprained or broken.
A popping, clicking, or cracking sound of your sternum, or breastbone, is usually not a cause for alarm. What causes this phenomenon, and when should you be concerned?
Proper posture is not the only reason why reversal of cervical or lumbar lordosis is necessary. There are many important reasons to correct poor back and neck posture; this article provides the details.
Swollen ankles in the summertime not only look unsightly but can be very uncomfortable, too. Read on to find the cause and how to avoid swelling.
Three simple exercises to help you relax those muscles and help resolve your pelvic floor dysfunction. Gain control over your pelvic muscles with stretching and soft-tissue massage.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say to a friend who is facing the loss of a loved one. Here are some words and verses that may provide comfort . . . as well as some advice about what NOT to say.
Are cold symptoms a sign of pregnancy? Believe it or not, a cold - or what feels like one - can be one of the earliest indications that you're pregnant. Here's why.
Obesity is a complex and serious condition that is becoming increasingly common. Evidence that specific gut bacteria cause or contribute to obesity is growing.
Stubbing your toe or catching a fingernail can cause a blood blister to form under the skin. Relieving the pressure is a simple and painless procedure that can prevent complications from occurring.
Find the causes, treatment, and pictures of lumps that occur in different parts of the body, including the throat, armpit, neck, chin, earlobe, wrist, jaw, and other parts of the skin.
Dry skin appears on our body - the arms, face, behind ears, and legs. You may not talk about it with friends, but dry skin is nothing more than a problem people face. Find its facts, symptoms and ...
Your stool can serve as a good indicator of your general state of health. Discovering black specks in the stool can be distressing for anyone. Learn why this might happen—and when to worry.
Get quick pain relief from toe infection or swelling caused by ingrown toenails. Try this easy home treatment for ingrown toenails and experience pain relief quickly.
An in-depth review of the early signs of diabetes. Find out what the symptoms are, discover whether you should be screened, and learn if you fall into one of the high-risk groups.
When there is difficulty moving, clenching, or opening the jaw, there could be a lump under the jawline. A discussion of the possible causes, treatments, and when to seek help.
Urine can range from colorless to black in appearance. A change in pee color may be unimportant or may indicate a health problem that requires a doctor's visit.
Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your upper back between the shoulder blades? How can you tell if it's something serious or not? Learn about the many causes and treatments for this type of pain.
If you have diabetes, you should be aware of the recommended foods that best maintain your health. You can get healthy blood sugar levels by combining complex carbohydrates, low-fat protein, and fiber in your diet.
To determine whether your body is processing sugar properly, you need to know what normal blood sugar levels are, especially if you have a metabolic disorder like diabetes.
Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.
Sneezing is a common but often annoying and embarrassing occurrence. Many myths have developed about the process, which still seems somewhat mysterious.
Do you know your partner's HIV/AIDS status? Do you know how to tell if they're at risk of having the Human Immunodeficiency Virus?
A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.
If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.
Blood pressure tends to rise as we age. Continually high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause serious health problems. A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of hypertension.
Microcalcifications are common mammogram findings. Some are determined to be suspicious, and a biopsy may be recommended. Learn from my experience after microcalcifications appeared on my mammogram.
Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough red blood cells or your red blood cells do not carry oxygen efficiently. This can lead to many other complications. Knowing the symptoms of anemia can help you treat the condition before it gets worse.
The trick to uncovering the culprit for that cold feeling in your throat is to determine whether you're also experiencing other symptoms associated with certain common disorders, like acid reflux, or silent reflux, or anxiety.
Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.
Tapeworms are usually a harmless parasite, but in places with limited medical treatment available, they can wreak havoc on the population.
Have you ever had a wound that took time to heal? Later on it progressed and caused a massive inflammation of your whole leg? Learn more about these disease with a case review of a 4 year old patient.
The appendix is often thought of as a useless organ, but it may be helpful. In appendicitis, the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen and may rupture.
Proteus mirabilis is responsible for urinary tract infections in some people. The bacterium can cause inflammation and the production of stones in the urine.
Sciatica-related lower back pain is caused by an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spinal cord through the hip area and down the back of each leg.
Colon bacteria make butyric acid. This acid improves the health of the intestinal lining. It may also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Cervical osteoarthritis can be very painful. It can cause symptoms such as headaches and migraines, but it is often misdiagnosed. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Although only prescription medications can kill scabies, they don't really address the symptoms. Conversely, over-the counter treatments are useful in reducing itchiness and redness caused by a scabies infestation, but they won't kill the mites or the eggs.
Pneumonia can be a killer. It is often a serious complications of other medical conditions. What exactly is pneumonia, and is it the same as pleurisy?
Most people today have heard of Crohn's disease but do not fully understand it. Here are three things you should know about the painful disease—from someone who has lived with Crohn's for over 20 years.
The vagus nerve may be the connection between stomach bloating and heart palpitations and dizziness.
Corn allergies and intolerances mean avoiding all sources of corn derivatives. But what happens when you get sick? How do you find safe medication? What do you eat? A guide to all this and more.
Mosquito bites can transmit the Zika virus to humans. The virus spread rapidly in 2015-2017 and is still a threat. It causes microcephaly in babies and may also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Most people don't pay any attention to the order in which they eat their food. However, diabetics should eat food in a certain order if they want to lower their blood sugar.
Flying increases the risk of blood clots, particularly for people with pulmonary embolism, DVT, Factor V Leiden, or thrombophilia conditions. Learn how to prevent blood clots while flying.
Since 1975, when Lyme Disease was first discovered near Old Lyme, Connecticut, the illness has spread to every continent except Antarctica.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's believed to be an autoimmune disease. Several potentially helpful treatments are available.
Iliac crest pain is common in people with lower back pain, older individuals, and athletes (especially runners). This article discusses symptoms, causes, treatments, and prevention.
While relatively uncommon, an avocado allergy can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. Here are some facts about this type of allergy.
When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.
Hypercupremia is a state of high copper within the body that alters our biochemistry in a prominent way. It increases the likelihood of neurological/behavioural alterations and mental illness.
In this article I share what worked for me in terms of treating athlete's foot. I also discuss treatments for toenail fungus.
Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.
Warts are ugly and annoying—but more importantly, they're contagious! Get rid of them with these simple steps, and get back on the mats ASAP.
Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.
If you recently observed some white spots in your stool, you've come to the right place. Learn about the many reasons why this can occur.
Having a sore throat at night is a problem that many people have. Sometimes, the problem fades away by daytime prompting individuals to shrug it off. Here are the possible causes of the condition.
Ever wonder just why binge drinking kills people? Take a close physiological look at the risks of alcohol poisoning. Understanding how it kills is important.
Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.
Sleep paralysis can be a scary experience. Understanding the phenomenon can help you to be less afraid, and avoid future sleep paralysis attacks.
Sciatica is a common painful and debilitating condition that is often misdiagnosed. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Your purse could contain E. coli, Salmonella and other germs. Shopping carts, using a public toilet is an open invitation for germs. Tips for avoiding dangerous E. coli. How to sanitize your purse.
Aldosterone is a hormone that affects blood pressure. Excess aldosterone can cause high blood pressure and low aldosterone can result in low blood pressure.
Histamine has important functions but also causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Helpful techniques can prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms.
A brief overview of vitamin B12 deficiency, how it happens, what it presents, and what can be done about it.
A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.
How to treat cracked fingers and fingertips. You know, those painful little slits that look like tiny paper cuts, but feel like major surgery.
How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.
There are certain circumstances and medical conditions that cause a rash around the belly button. Learn about the common causes as well as medical treatments and home remedies for navel rashes.
Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.
Some have observed that since the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine in 1995, shingles has been on the rise. When I got shingles this past summer, I used alternative remedies to treat it.
Glial cells affect the activity of neurons, or nerve cells. Problems with astrocytes, a type of glial cell, may cause or worsen amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).