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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Overview of Ear and Eyelid Psoriasis
October 31, 2011 – 11:07 pm | No Comment
Overview of Ear and Eyelid Psoriasis
Ear psoriasis is a variant of psoriasis characterized by the inflammation of the skin around and inside the ear canal. This disorder appears in the form of red lesions, scaly patches, cracked skin, silvery or white colored plaques, skin pain, constant itching and more on the affected regions of the skin. Typically these symptoms are observed on the skin inside the ear, nearby regions and may in severe cases extend down to the neck. In addition, due to a high inflammation level, these lesions may sometimes pain even on a gentle touch. This pain sensation is a clear indicative of the sensitivity and high inflammation of the skin. Furthermore, apart from pain, these lesions may agitate the sufferer by consistent itching sensation. This mainly happens due to the excessive dryness on these symptoms which turn their appearance into silvery and white colored lesions. In the initial stages these silvery patches may be mistaken for a yeast infection, therefore, a proper clinical diagnosis must be  [...]


Herbs for Improving Memory
October 31, 2011 – 12:51 am | No Comment
Herbs for Improving Memory
Memory loss can be managed effectively with certain herbal remedies. Below, we have discussed about herbs that helps in improving memory. Ginkgo Biloba: A study conducted by a group of researchers at UMMC or University of Maryland Medical center has revealed that the Chinese herb ginkgo biloba can improve the thinking and overall mental ability of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The study has also shown that consumption of this herb also improve memory of healthy and normal individuals. The researchers of UMMC suggest taking a daily dosage of 240 mg ginkgo biloba for experiencing maximum memory improving effects of the herb. Rosemary: The findings of a study conducted in the UK suggest that aroma of the herb rosemary helps in stimulating our mind and boosting our mental performances. This study was conducted on 144 people; during the study the reacting ability, attention, working memory and long term memory of the participants were evaluated. Rosemary is being used for stimulating  [...]


A Brief Overview of Atypical Depression
October 24, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
A Brief Overview of Atypical Depression
Atypical depression is basically a type of depression, which is characterized by more severe symptoms that can be debilitating. With symptoms like rapid weight gain, anxiety and excessive sleep, atypical depression patients often feel better for a short time when they are in a positive state of mind, but there are some common conditions like excessive sleep, heaviness of limbs, overeating and sensitivity to emotional issues like rejection. Atypical depression happens to be the most commonly affection subtype of depression today. It is commonly seen in women than in men, and it onsets at the early stages of life, such as teenage. This is one mental disorder that is genetically inherited by patients. It can cause functional impairment and is often the result of other mental disorders, such as avoidant personality disorder, social phobia or similar other mental illnesses. Patients with atypical depression usually show similar symptoms as that of depression, like sadness, isolation and anguish.  [...]


Taking Zinc for Better Health
October 21, 2011 – 11:22 pm | No Comment
Taking Zinc for Better Health
Zinc is an essential nutrient responsible for performing numerous activities in the body. One of the most essential functions is to encourage the metabolism of the body system. This system essentially works towards the exhaustion of fats and regulation of the body weight. In addition, adequate presence of this mineral essentially works towards healing the injuries, both internal and external. Certain percentage of the mineral also works towards the growth and development of the immunity, smell, fertility and taste. This mineral also plays an imperative role in strengthening the foetus among pregnant women. A person can take to both the natural and pills form of the mineral in order gain benefits of the mineral. The best natural sources of the element are meat, liver, oyster, wheat, pumpkin, sunflower seeds, milk and almonds. Adequate intake of this element strengthens the immune system to fight against the minor ailments like flu and cold. In fact, as per the doctors, patients suffering  [...]


Removing Facial Hair at Home: Tips for Women
October 20, 2011 – 2:25 am | No Comment
Removing Facial Hair at Home: Tips for Women
Women often develop facial hair due to occurrence of a medical condition called hirsutism. Hirsutism is primarily seen among the female population of Middle East, South Asia and Mediterranean Sea region. Hirsutism might also be a sign of certain medical condition. Below we have described the different procedures of removing facial hair sitting at the comfort of your own home: The easiest way of removing the unwanted facial hair is by using a clean and sharp razor. The process of shaving might be followed by mild irritation on the skin; applying 1% hydrocortisone cream on the affected region will rid you from the irritation triggered by shaving. You can also use tweezers with tight and sealed grips for plucking the unwanted hair out. Before starting the plucking procedure, heat the face using a hot and moist towel or by putting the face over a pot having steaming water in it. Heating the face will open up the pores and the hair will come out much easily, without causing much pain upon tweezing.  [...]


Kutaki: The Wondrous Herb
October 18, 2011 – 9:31 pm | No Comment
Kutaki: The Wondrous Herb
Kutaki (picrorhiza kurroa) is a herb; a tiny perennial plant of Scrophulariaceae family mostly grown in the Himalayan region. You will come across these plants in the valley of Kashmir, and in the Garhwal regions of Nepal and India. It is also known locally by several other names like Kutki, Kuru and Katuka. The Kutaki plant grows naturally on rocky screes, scars, and crevices as well as in organic soils. Kutaki grows best in cold mountainous conditions at an elevation of between 3500 and 4800 metres. The plant is covered in snow during winter when it remains dormant. With the arrival of summer and the thaw, the plant regenerates. It is easily distinguishable by its elongated, stout creeping rootstock and withered leaf base. The flowers that appear in June to August are white and pale blue-purple in color. Harvesting takes place from May to December. The root and rhizome are harvested for processing and the extract when formulated has numerous medicinal properties in Ayurveda. It is used  [...]


What Are the Uses of Oxsoralen?
October 18, 2011 – 12:58 am | No Comment
What Are the Uses of Oxsoralen?
Oxsoralen is used as a topical repigmenting agent for vitiligo. This medication is generally given with the combination of ultraviolet A or sunlight. It may be used for any other condition as prescribed by your health care provider.  This medication works with light therapy. It increases the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiations. The increased sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiations damages the skin. These damaged skins have slow rate of cell growth.  This reduced rate of cell growth helps in the treatment of several skin conditions.  This medication is categorized under pregnancy category C by FDA. If this medication can actually do any harm to the fetus or not is not known. You must have a consultation with your health care provider before administering this medication. It is also not well known whether this medication can be absorbed or excreted through breast milk or not. You must take precautions while taking this medication if you are a nursing mother. Children  [...]


What Are the Coenzyme Q10 Side Effects?
October 17, 2011 – 2:56 am | No Comment
What Are the Coenzyme Q10 Side Effects?
The Coenzyme Q10, which is also referred to as CoQ10 can be described as a vitamin-like component produced within human body. In spite of being produced naturally within the human body, supplementation of Coenzyme Q10 is known to cause a number of side effects. However, the side effects triggered by this component rarely turn serious. Majority of the people consuming supplements of Coenzyme Q10 tolerate them quite well; only a few among them experience side effects. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the main possible Coenzyme Q10 side effects. Studies conducted around the world for finding out the side effects of Coenzyme Q10 supplements have shown that this vitamin like components are unlikely to result in any severe side effect. However, these studies definitely inform about possibility of Coenzyme Q10 side effects that should be reported immediately to your doctor. Experiencing those side effects might indicate that you should discontinue the use of the CoQ10 supplement. Below  [...]