Alternative treatments for arthritic conditions
September 30, 2013 – 4:31 am | No Comment
Alternative therapies for arthritic conditions are inclusive of treatments like acupuncture or magnets, chondrotin or glucosamine. People having arthritis usually suffer with conditions like stress, stiffness, pain, and depression. So it is imperative that there are alternative treatments for arthritis, which will help patients cope with this in a better way and in a healthier manner. If you do not  [...]

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What Are the Signs of Infectious Gastritis?
September 29, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
What Are the Signs of Infectious Gastritis?
Infectious gastritis occurs when an individual gets infected by bacteria variety called Helicobacter pylori, which is commonly referred to as H. pylori. Helicobacter pylori works by attacking our stomach lining and eventually results in formation of inflammation and ulcers. In this article we’ll be discussing about the possible symptoms of infectious gastritis. Some patients with infectious gastritis do not experience any symptom of the condition. However, due to inflammation of stomach lining, the stomach of these patients produces less mucus, enzymes and acid. However, majority of the individuals suffering from this gastritis type develop some specific symptoms. They are: Pain: Stomach pain is one of the most frequently occurring signs of infectious gastritis. Generally, the pain and associated discomfort occurs in the patient’s upper abdomen. The pain might be dull or sharp in nature. People experiencing stomach discomfort due to infectious gastritis may have a burning or gnawing  [...]


Blood Tests for Detecting Rheumatoid Arthritis
September 27, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Blood Tests for Detecting Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis can be of different types. The treatment programs suggested of different arthritis types vary significantly. So, it is extremely important to diagnose the kind of arthritis one is suffering from. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily diagnosed using blood tests. If the doctor feels that the symptoms experienced by you are indicating occurrence of RA, he will ask you to undergo these blood tests. The earlier RA is diagnosed the faster you will be able to receive proper treatment. When does one develop RA? One becomes a victim of RA when lining of his joints gets inflamed. Rheumatoid arthritis is categorized as a chronic autoimmune disease. The term autoimmune disease refers to a condition that forces our own immune system to attack our body. RA is marked by signs like pain and stiffness in the joints; severe cases of RA may also lead to joint deformity. Usually, RA progresses through certain stages.  [...]


Making Papaya Skin Mask at Home
September 26, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Making Papaya Skin Mask at Home
Papaya is used for skin treatments since ancient times. The natural agents found in this fruit are extremely beneficial for our skin. Papaya contains healing enzymes that can successfully treat irritated or sunburned skin. Applying papaya on the skin regularly, on the other hand, will help you in fighting the free radicals responsible for skin aging. Below we have presented the recipe of a homemade skin mask using papaya. Step 1: First, take a ripe, but firm papaya and peel it. Now, remove its seeds and cut the fruit into short and slender pieces. Step 2: Place the pieces of papaya into the blender; run the blender until you have a smooth and soft paste. You should not add any other ingredient into the blender including water while preparing the papaya paste. Step 3: Use this pure papaya paste as a face mask for getting a refreshing and soothing effect. For best effects apply the papaya paste onto your face right after making the paste. Avoid putting the paste around the eyes. As papaya  [...]


Opening up the Blocked Tear Duct with Home Remedies
September 22, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Opening up the Blocked Tear Duct with Home Remedies
The home remedies for opening up blocked tear ducts include the following: Massage therapy: Proper massage done by a trained and experience masseur can help in opening up the closed tear ducts. Massage is more effective in opening the closed tear ducts of infants. In case of adults if the blockage is caused by an infection, massage therapy can effectively offer relief from the discomfort. According to medical experts, the region surrounding the blocked tear duct must be massaged several times in a day for getting best results. Before starting the massage therapy, the eye area of the patient and the hands of the masseur must be washed well using a disinfectant and water. This will ensure that the eye don’t get exposed to more germs. While massaging one should use his weakest finger for instance ring finger. You can expect the best results, if the inner part of the eye that is massaged right at the point where it is meeting the nose. Running all the fingers faintly over the nose bone also  [...]


How to Take Care of a Baby with Down Syndrome?
September 20, 2011 – 1:55 am | No Comment
How to Take Care of a Baby with Down Syndrome?
Down syndrome is a genetic birth defect affecting 1 in every 800 newborns. Down syndrome results in different forms of physical abnormalities and mental retardations. This article will inform you about the essentials while taking care of an infant with Down syndrome. The first thing the parents of a baby with Down syndrome do is getting them enrolled in a support group dedicated to serve Down syndrome patients. The support group will help the parents to cope with the anger, sadness and grief associated with the fact that their baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The support group will also introduce parents to a pediatrician with several years of experience in handling cases of Down syndrome. According to medical experts, for offering perfect care to your Down syndrome affected baby, you must seek guidance from a team of experts. The baby might require undergoing several diagnostic tests before the final mode of treatment is decided. A child with Down syndrome is likely to have poor  [...]


What Are the Causes of Night Sweats?
September 19, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
What Are the Causes of Night Sweats?
The possible causes of night sweats are: Cancer: Night sweats can indicate an early stage of certain cancer types; the most common ones among them is lymphoma. Theories of medical science suggest that severe night sweat is categorized as one of the B symptoms of lymphoma. The B-symptoms are defined as systematic symptoms affecting entire body of the patient. Menopause: Menopause results in night sweats in majority of the women. Women during menopause tend to experience hot flashes, which is often accompanied by extreme sweating, particularly during the nighttime. The fall in the level of estrogen in a woman’s body during early menopause and perimenopause is held responsible for these cases of night sweats. Medications:Certain medicines like antidepressants, antihypertensives, tamoxifen, niacin, leuptolide and medications used for reducing fevers might act as triggers of night sweats. There are 11 drugs that are specifically labeled for causing night sweats; some of them are: interferon,  [...]


What Are the Signs of Baby Blues?
September 15, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
What Are the Signs of Baby Blues?
The body of a new mother experiences hormonal shifts. Besides this, the new mother also get introduced a number of new duties and responsibilities like taking care of newborn. These sudden changes in a woman’s life might lead to a condition known as ‘baby blues’. The currently available statistics show that 50-75% of the new mothers experience signs of depression, which can be indicators of baby blues. Baby blues can be described as a mild form of postpartum depression. Unlike postpartum depression, which might bother the new mothers for months and even years, baby blues symptoms disappear quickly. The common signs of baby blues are: Mood swings: Mood swing episodes occurring within 1 or 2 days of childbirth are often signs of baby blues. A new mother might get excited thinking about the birth of the baby and immediately get sad thinking about her increased responsibility. According to psychologists, this occurs due to alteration in production of certain brain chemicals. To make sure  [...]


Diagnostic Tests for PCOS
September 12, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Diagnostic Tests for PCOS
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome cannot be diagnosed through any specific test. The process of diagnosis of PCOS involves checking the symptoms experienced by the patients and ruling out of other possible disorders through different diagnostic tests for establishing PCOS as the only cause of those symptoms. If your doctor feels that the signs and symptoms experienced by you indicate the occurrence of polycystic ovarian syndrome, he may ask you to undergo one or more of the following diagnostic procedures. However, your medical history will also play a big role in diagnosis of PCOS. 1.  Pelvic examination: This test is generally done by the doctor himself. The doctor will manually examine the reproductive organs of the patient for checking for abnormalities like presence of growths or masses. 2.  Blood tests: The pathologists might take out blood from your veins for measuring hormonal levels; the results obtained from blood tests will help doctors in excluding the possibilities of other  [...]