Other Conditions & Diseases

Chronic sinusitis treatment

A sinus infection, otherwise known by its scientific name chronic sinusitis, can be one of the most irritating types of common illnesses. This common condition, characterized by inflamed and swollen cavities surrounding a person’s nasal passages, interferes with the nasal passages’ normal draining and causes mucus to build up in the sinuses. Chronic sinusitis is […]

Mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease is a disease that is very difficult to diagnose because it tends to take on many different forms and may range substantially in severity. Problems with the disease may begin as early as birth yet show no symptoms until late in life. The mitochondria are tiny parts of a cell. There can be […]

Treatment for candida albicans

Candida is yeast found in the body that is naturally occurring. This yeast is typically found in the throat, mouth, genitourinary tract and intestines. Without a properly functioning immune system or when friendly bacteria are absent from the body, the system’s balance will be off and Candida may begin to overgrow resulting in candida albicans. […]

Sickle cell treatment

Sickle cell is a form of anemia, whereby there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry enough oxygen throughout the body. In a healthy body, the red blood cells are extremely flexible and able to easily move through your blood vessels. However if you are suffering from sickle cell anemia, red blood cells will […]

Tinnitus treatment

Tinnitus can best be described as a ringing or swishing noise that typically originates in either the ear or the head. Up to 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder, which is usually a symptom of an underlying condition, rather than a disease in its own right. Although some may not consider this a serious […]

Symptoms of dehydration

Dehydration is a very serious problem and it kills millions of people around the world each year, especially in third world countries where clean drinking water is scarce. Even in the U.S there are a lot of people who succumb to the symptoms of dehydration and end up dying from it. If you want to […]

Cachexia treatment

Cachexia is a wasting syndrome that very sick people experience; it is seen in those with cancer, AIDS, chronic obstructive lung disease, congestive heart failure, tuberculosis, familial amyloid polyneuropathy, drug addiction, mercury poisoning, and more. It is characterized by weight loss, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness, wasting of muscle and adipose tissue, and loss of appetite […]

Symptoms of vestibular disorders

The human body is more complicated than most of us ever even realize, until something goes wrong. To go about your day like you usually do, your body needs to be balanced in all ways and this is dependent upon the health of the inner ear, the eyes, and the muscles and joints. It is […]

Hematoma treatment

A hematoma can best be described as a collection of blood that is typically clotted, in either an organ or a tissue. You will find that a hematoma can actually occur almost anywhere in the body. If you are suffering from a minor injury, the blood is most likely to absorb unless an infection develops. […]

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy

Cystic fibrosis is often a fatal disease. It is the most common genetic disease that affects infants and children today. There are over 30,000 people in the United States alone who have cystic fibrosis. It is passed to children from parents who are carriers of the disease. In order for a child to contract cystic […]

Athlete’s foot treatment

Athlete’s foot is a very common condition in people of all ages. The way that you treat this ailment will depend on a number of factors including the severity of the condition and the type. Most people with athlete’s foot will find home or over the counter remedies to be very effective in killing the […]

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that some children are born with. This is a very rare disorder that affects the hypothalamus. It is caused by a spontaneous gene defect on chromosome 15 which can sometimes occur at the moment of conception. The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that signals feelings of […]

Tinnitus causes

Tinnitus is a condition where there is ringing in the ears. There may be other noises like hissing, whistling, buzzing or a sound similar to steam. Over 35 million Americans suffer with tinnitus. The term tinnitus comes from the Latin word “tinnire”. This word means to ring or tinkle a bell. Most people complain that […]

Candida symptoms

Candida albicans is a type of yeast that is present in every human body. Sometimes an overgrowth of Candida can cause what is called a yeast infection to develop. Candida symptoms can develop when your immune system is compromised or by eating unhealthy foods like too many sugars and carbohydrates. Candida symptoms can also appear […]

Bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is aimed at delivering healthy bone marrow stem cells into a patient. Should somebody have bone marrow that is either not working or that has been destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy, this can be replaced via a transplant. Bone marrow can best be described as the soft, fatty tissue that is […]

Bunion treatment

Bunions are painful bumps on the side of the foot at the joint where your big toe is. Poor fitting shoes can cause a sore to develop which can turn into a callus. The callus can then turn into a bunion which causes the surrounding tissue to become inflamed and swollen. Bunions can cause your […]

Conductive hearing loss treatment

Hearing loss can affect people of all ages and can be either permanent or temporary. When sound does not reach from the outer ear to the inner ear, hearing problems occur – which in medical terms are generally known as conductive hearing loss. Most of the time, sufferers of this problem can only hear sounds […]

Rotator cuff injury

A rotator cuff injury refers to an injury of the four separate muscles that join together as a rotator cuff within the human body. Those muscles include the infraspinatus, supraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor muscles. The muscles and tendons that connect them to each other play a major role in keeping the shoulders and affiliated […]

Hypothermia

Hypothermia typically occurs when the body loses heat far faster than it can produce it. Unfortunately this can cause a dangerously low body temperature which may lead to a medical emergency. The normal body temperature is approximately 98.6 Fahrenheit or 37 degrees centigrade. Hypothermia will most often occur when your body’s temperature falls below 95 […]

Plantar fasciitis treatment

There is almost no body part more important to your daily life than your feet. Whether you are carrying groceries, walking around the mall, chasing after your children, or standing up at work you need to have happy, healthy, comfortable feet. When you have pain in your feet your world comes crashing down. Carrying groceries […]

Postherpetic neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is a commonly experienced complication from herpes zoster, or shingles. Shingles is a skin rash that can be mildly itchy or severely painful. Postherpetic neuralgia is a chronic condition in which pain is felt in the same area as the shingles rash, resulting from damage to the nerve fibers during the shingles infection. […]

Trisomy 13 syndrome

Trisomy 13, sometimes called Patau Syndrome, is a rare chromosomal genetic disorder in which the affected person has three copies of genetic material (DNA) from chromosome 13 in their body’s cells; the majority of people have two copies from every chromosome. In even rarer cases, the extra material is attached to other chromosomes during the […]

Cystic fibrosis diagnosis

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary condition that affects the secretory glands. The mucus and sweat production glands are both affected by cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is genetically acquired when there are two improper CF genes. One faulty CF gene is given from each parent. In most cases the parents do not actually have the cystic […]

Strep throat

Chances are that all of us, at one time or another, have suffered from the common malady strep throat. But it’s simple for us to think that, just because we are sick and our main symptom is a sore throat, that we have strep throat, when often times this is not the case. For example, […]

Benefits of exercising everyday

For some it is dreaded, for others it is gratifying. Exercise is a wonderful thing for a multitude of reasons: it can be done any time of day (and not all at once); it can be done with other people (family, friends, etc.); and lastly, it provides tremendous health benefits that can improve your mood, […]

Nail fungus treatment

Nail fungus is a chronic condition that is often extremely difficult to cure. Since nail fungus is a chronic condition it often recurs and is ongoing in its nature. Getting nail fungus is very easy to get. It is caused by a fungus called onychomycosis. You can get it simply by walking on a damp […]

Acute pharyngitis

The effects of weather on health can range from extremely good to extremely bad, depending on a lot of factors. One such factor is the presence of airborne diseases, which can often have hazardous effects on health if said diseases are contracted by someone. Airborne diseases make even the most beautiful weather dangerous. Pharyngitis is […]

Hemochromatosis

When the body absorbs too much iron from the foods that are eaten, hemochromatosis occurs. The body basically experiences iron overload because it cannot break the iron down very well, so too much is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract; there are various reasons that can cause too much iron to be absorbed, but this is […]

Trichinosis treatment

Trichinosis occurs as a result of a parasite colonizing in animal bodies. It is most common in pigs and wild animals. The parasite is called trichina roundworm and it leads to the trichinella infection. This is a very rare and serious medical condition. It used to be more common before the proper safety measures were […]

Leprosy symptoms

The infectious disease leprosy has been around since biblical times. Back then, those who had it were ostracized and secluded for fear of infection, but not only that, because those people were suddenly different, even if they didn’t know why. Today, the symptoms of leprosy haven’t changed, but the treatment has; both treatment of the […]

Sinusitis symptoms

Sinusitis is the medical term for a sinus infection; it is an inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled, hollow sacks that connect the nostrils and the nasal passages; they contain defenses against foreign bacteria. If some sort of disruption occurs, interrupting the job of these defenses, bacteria may accumulate and […]

Toenail fungus treatment

Fungal infections of the toenail can be rather unpleasant and painful. Since they can become serious without warning, it is important to get treatment as soon as you notice the first symptom: a yellow or white dot under the tip of the fingernail. Depending on the severity of the infection, the treatment may vary in […]

BPPV treatment

BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, simply known as vertigo, is a condition that makes you feel like the world around you is spinning – and the disease results from a problem in the inner ear. The sense of balance is that we feel when walking and doing everyday things is maintained by tiny calcium […]

Cold sore treatment

Cold sores, those painful and annoying blisters that you desperately want to be healed, are difficult to treat without the right tools. These fluid-filled sores can appear on the lips, mouth, or nose and are caused by a virus. The lesion may go away on its own in a few days, but, due to the […]

Myelodysplastic syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome is a condition in which there is an abnormality of the bone marrow. This abnormality causes an inadequate production of blood cells in the bone marrow. When the term Myelodysplastic Syndrome it always means that it has to do with healthy or low red blood cell production. Myelodysplastic Syndrome can happen to people […]

Hypocalcemia

A normal range of calcium in the human blood stream is within the range of 2.2-2.6mmol/L. Hypocalcaemia (or hypocalcemia) is an abnormal low level of calcium in the blood. When blood calcium levels fall below normal, specific treatment must be done to restore it to normal. This is a very dangerous condition. Low blood calcium […]

Fever blister treatment

A fever blister is a cold sore which is caused by an infection. Fever blisters are a form of herpes. A fever blister is often described as a red blister which develops in various areas of your mouth. It can be found both on the outside of your mouth and the inside of your mouth, […]

Swine flu treatment

I have no doubt that you’ve heard about the “swine flu” pandemic. When it hit the United States in April of 2009, a panic arose. At first, people thought that it was much worse than the typical seasonal flu, when in fact, it came at us unexpectedly and we just didn’t have the vaccines to […]

Lyme disease symptoms

Lyme disease was first identified in the United States in 1975. It is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where the first cases were diagnosed. This is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans by the bite of certain small black-legged ticks that are infected with the corkscrew shaped bacterium called burgdorferi. Cases […]

Thrush symptoms

The name of thrush refers to a fungal infection of the mouth. However, the title of thrush is used when the same fungi, namely Candida Albicans, infects the genital area of women. In some rare cases, male genital thrush can also appear. When it comes to oral thrush symptoms, they are very similar from patient […]

Symptoms of anemia

When it comes to anemia, there are a number of different symptoms. These symptoms actually vary according to the specific type of anemia you have, although many types share some common symptoms. You may also experience a number of symptoms based on the underlying cause of your anemia. These causes can include things like ulcers, […]

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is a condition which consists of a multitude of hereditarily attracted health disorders. The condition is existent when there are complications with the natural production of hemoglobin. This relates to the hemoglobin genes so the condition could be passed through the family. Thalassemia is usually inherited so in an attempt to diagnose the condition […]

Malaria treatment

Malaria is an infectious disease which is transmitted to humans through the bite of mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that are infected are the female Anopheles that carry the parasite that causes malaria. There are four versions of the parasite plasmodium which is responsible for malaria infections in humans. The numbers of people affected by this disease […]

Jock itch treatment

Jock itch is a condition familiar to many of us, and known by a wide variety of different names: crotch rot, crotch itch, gym itch and a wide variety of other slang terms, as well as a few more clinical ones such as tinea cruris. Jock itchi is a fungal infection of the groin area. […]

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is type of anemia that is inherited. It is passed down from two parents who carry the sickle cell trait. In this type of anemia the red blood cells are formed in an abnormal shape which can cause a myriad of problems for the person who suffers with this type of disease. […]

Leprosy treatment

Leprosy is a disease that is caused by bacteria. It is chronic, and until the early 1940′s it was virtually untreatable. The result was that the leprosy would attack the body systematically, causing irreversible damage to occur to the limbs, nerves, skin, and even eyes. The disease was something that would cause a person to […]

Chronic mononucleosis

In order to fully understand how chronic mononucleosis occurs, it is important to first know how the mono developed in the first place. Infectious mononucleosis is a disease that is transmitted orally. It is because of this that it is often known as the “kissing disease” by many people. This viral infection is caused through […]

Cystic fibrosis treatment

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a very serious genetic disease that affects lungs, liver, intestines and pancreas. It is caused by a mutation of the CFTR gene during fetal development. The result of the mutation is that the secretion glands do not function normally and they produce a copious amount of sweat, mucus and other bodily […]

Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) is a condition that some individuals are born with. The person with AIS may have all of the physical characteristics of a female but will have the genetic or DNA makeup of a male. This rare disorder affects about 7,500 women in the United States alone. This disorder happens when a […]

Haemophilia A

Haemophilia is an inherited disorder associated with serious disorder of the blood clotting factors. Haemopholia has two forms. Haemophlia A and Haemophilia B. Haemophilia A is the most common form. This disorder is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and affects the clotting factors VIII and IX. The gene for haemophilia A is found in […]

Ear infection treatment

Ear infections can be quite painful but luckily they are usually very easily treated. There is a belief out there that ear infections will always require antibiotic treatment, but this is not always the case. In some cases the body will be able to handle the infection on its own. Doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics […]

Plantar warts treatment

Plantar warts are, fortunately, not a serious condition, but they can be painful and annoying. They are small growths that appear on the soles of the feet, and they are caused by the Human Papillomavirus, the same virus family that causes genital warts. Because plantar warts often develop on or near the major pressure points […]

Sinusitis treatment

If you are somebody who has been afflicted with sinusitis, then you may be wondering what you can do to help treat this problem. The difference in the sinusitis treatment options that are available depend on whether or not you have a reoccurring problem, or if it is just a singular base that is giving […]

Staff infection symptoms

A staff infection is caused by a specific type of bacteria, in this case the bacteria called staphylococcus. These bacteria are often found in healthy people in their noses or on their skin, and it’s usually quite harmless. Sometimes, staff infections are very minor and are simple skin infections. However, on some occasions, they will […]

Malaria symptoms

Are you afraid you may have malaria? Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, a nasty little parasite that infects red blood cells. Humans have been dealing with malaria for hundreds of years—in fact, it’s very possible malaria has been around since the beginning of the human race. Malaria was first diagnosed in 1880 when […]

Cystic fibrosis symptoms

Your body is full of fluids. You have cells that create sweat, cells that create mucus and cells that create saliva and juices used in digestion. When these cells are operating normally, the secretions produced are thin and they are slippery so they help your body cool off, digest food, swallow and lubricate itself. But […]

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It affects as many as 20% of all women, 3% of all men, and up to 50% of all pregnant women. Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of developing this disorder due to their high rate of growth. Iron deficiency anemia is a […]

What causes hearing loss

Hearing loss can be caused by many different factors. Hearing loss can be present at birth, occur during childhood or anytime during adulthood. Hearing loss of any sort should be taken very serious. Since hearing is crucial to our well being and to a child’s development, recognizing hearing loss at its earliest stages is very […]

Post-polio syndrome

During the early part of the twentieth century polio was one of the most worrisome diseases in America. The reason for this fear was the fact that polio could cause some patients to experience paralysis in their lower bodies, full body paralysis, or even death. While many of the polio infections caused no symptoms at […]

Anemia treatment

The human body may look simple from the outside, but on the inside—underneath all those clothes, that makeup, and that skin, lies a complex network of veins and arteries; these vessels are delicate and intricate, and they are responsible for keeping all of your organs functioning and keeping you alive. The Importance of Your Blood […]

Hearing loss treatment

Hearing loss is something that can affect people of any age, any gender, and any lifestyle. Whether you’ve been exposed to loud engine and mechanical noises, damaged your hearing through repetitive loud music or sound, or simply losing hearing as a result of age, it’s still possible to reverse the effects and recover your hearing, […]

Childhood apraxia of speech

When we think of childhood diseases, we think of the old standbys like measles, mumps, chicken pox and the common cold. Or we think of birth defects such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spina bifida – syndromes that people are born with and, like it are not, often manifest themselves physically in the inability […]

Night sweats in children

Night sweats in children are very common and it does not usually mean anything is wrong. You will know your child has night sweats when they continually with drenched sheets and clothing. This often happens small children when they become overheated while sleeping. However, sometimes night sweats in children can be a symptom of a […]

Sinus infection symptoms

Having a sinus infection can really bog you down. We can all suffer from many different types of head congestion. We can have allergies, sinus problems and we can get the common cold that can clog our heads and cause us to feel lousy. Although we may battle with all these types of ailments, it […]

Dyspraxia in children

Dyspraxia is a disability that affects the motor skills in many people. It is usually diagnosed in early childhood and tends to affect more males than females. Some of the earliest signs of dyspraxia in children may begin very early on. When a child is still a baby, dyspraxia symptoms can begin to surface when […]

Learning disabilities

Learning disabilities are when people have trouble processing what their brain takes in. The brain takes in sensory information in the forms of sight, smell, hearing, and by touch. Children and adults who have learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently than the rest of the world. This does not mean that this person […]

Staph infection

A staph infection is an infection involving the group of bacteria called Staphylococcus. This form of bacteria can cause a wide range of disease that involves many parts of the body. Some staph infections can be mild whereas others can be very severe and can result in death if left untreated. As of now, there […]

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the medical term used to describe when tendons in our body become irritated and inflamed. Our tendons are located throughout our body and are like cords or bands of fibrous tissues. These tendons are the tissues that connect and attach our muscles to our bones. Since there are so many of these tendons […]

Menopause symptoms

Menopausal symptoms can affect women for years. These issues are problems that will affect up to 75% of all women however it is not something you will hear a lot of people talking about! Most medical professionals will even downplay early menopausal symptoms when they come upon us! So what are some of the symptoms […]

Head lice prevention

Schools are one of the places where head lice spread quickly among children; and at a rapid rate. It can be very difficult to prevent head lice among the children in a school, but parents must be on guard to keep the head lice outbreak contained. Head lice prevention will require treatment as soon as […]

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is inherited and is usually diagnosed in infants and young children. However there are mild cases that sometimes do not manifest until someone is a teen or young adult. This disease affects the lungs, the pancreas, the sinuses, the intestines, the liver, and sex organs. This disease affects both […]

Shingles symptoms

Shingles, otherwise known as Herpes Zoster, is a rash found on the skin that is caused by a virus that also causes chickenpox. The virus is known as the Varicella Zoster Virus and is part of the Herpes family. Once a person has had the chickenpox, the VZV virus continues to live throughout the nervous […]

MRSA prevention

MRSA is a type of staph infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that are commonly used. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is what MRSA stands for and it is a bacterium that can cause infections in various parts of the body. It is very difficult to treat because of its resistance to the most common […]

Brain injury

There are some things in life that you simply cannot prepare for and a brain injury is one of those cases. It can happen in a split second and your life is forever altered whether you are the brain injured or someone who will care for a loved one with a brain injury. For both […]

Herbal hair loss treatment

Thousands of people across the world are suffering from hair loss. Some may embrace the idea where others are trying anything and everything to keep their hair. If you are one of those people looking to keep your hair for as long as possible you may be wondering if there are any more natural ways […]

Cough syrup

If you or a loved one is suffering from a cough you are probably trying to find the best cough syrup for the job. In order to find the right type of cough syrup you must first determine the type of cough you are dealing with and also the type of patient that is in […]

Malaria prevention

The Center for Disease Control recommends the following procedures to control and prevent Malaria from spreading. The first thing they recommend is vector control. Malaria has been virtually eliminated in The United States and Europe due to this and socio-economic improvements. The ability to add screens to windows and add air conditioning to housing combined […]

Polio (poliomyelitis)

Polio is a very contagious illness that has almost been wiped out because of the efforts of the medical community. The illness can cause paralysis and death in very severe cases, but the vaccine that is commonly given in childhood has caused the rate of the disease to be very rare in cases that are […]