How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Ex-Party Animals – Watch Out for Brewing Health Troubles
October 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Largely the thought process is that ‘past imperfect’ does not get carried forward, but many ‘partyers’ might be oblivious carriers of detrimental reminders of their early life. Those who have intravenously administered drugs; engaged in coke-snorting and sharing straws or had non-sterilized tattoos or body-piercings can be having HCV (hepatitis C) infection and totally oblivious of its presence in their bodies. Transmission of this virus occurs through being exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. For ten or more years the infected individual would be asymptomatic during which time the virus slyly destroys the liver. Several individuals might have unknowingly contracted the infection in case they received blood transfusions prior to the early nineties when blood supplies screening was commended for viral presence. Other individuals might have caught the viral form just by shared toothbrushes or razors. Over 3 million people in the U.S. have been identified with HCV & health  [...]


6 Quirky Health Tweaks
September 12, 2010 – 11:45 pm | No Comment
6 Quirky Health Tweaks
Here is strong evidence to back that bigger in not essentially better at all times.  Many latest researches have shown that at times even the minute alterations in daily life could reap rich health dividends. Caffeinated Napping Glugging down a cupful of coffee prior to shut-eye time is a highly effectual means of combating day-time sleepiness, as per study findings. Although this might sound counter-intuitive, however caffeine would take around twenty minutes to be absorbed into the blood stream. Hence, in case one takes the suggested twenty-minute nap (more than this time and one could awaken with grogginess), the stimulant effects of caffeine would kick-start when one’s napping is concluding and one would wake up all attentive and invigorated post-napping. For helping oneself in falling asleep, try simulating bedtimes – which could translate to just placing head down on the desk or recline over the seat. In case napping is not doable then simply shut your eyes and try to  [...]


Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part III
August 28, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part III
Here is a detailed guide to what body lumps actually mean and their pertinent treatment options. Shoulder Lumps Most Probaby- Lipomas Causes Lipomas are soft-textured, full of fat, non-malignant lumps of adipose cells most prevalently noticed on the shoulder region, although they could develop in all those places which have presence of fat cells. There is no definite cause for their occurrence and these lumps could differ in sizes from that of peas to almost one inch diameter-wise. Therapy Sporadically, lipoma would need removal in case it is exerting pressure on some nerve and causing pains. The procedure could be conducted after administering local anesthesia to the patient. Caveat Indications In case the lipoma or pains continually intensity or begin hurting then the person should get evaluated by his/her general practitioner. Mouth Lumps Most Probably – Oral Ulcers. Causes Oral ulcer is an agonizing sore within the mouth that arises due to teeth-caused wounds,  [...]


Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part II
August 27, 2010 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part II
Expert opinion about lump formations in different regions of the body and when medical attention is needed. Groin Lumps Most Probably- Skin tags or hair in-growth. Causes Skin tag is a tiny, soft-textured lump affixed to the skin’s surface via a stalk. They are more likely to be largely spongy whereas a tumor tends to be more lump-like and are generally of the analogous color of that of the skin. Hair in-growth develops following weakening of hair follicles probably after the skin is waxed or shaved that cause hair growth in the inward direction, at times leading to infections. These might seem reddish, whitish or also blackish in appearance. Therapy Cutting, freezing or removal of large-sized skin tag is done by general practitioners after anesthesizing the patient however it is not harmful. Hair in-growth could lead to hair follicle becoming inflamed and infected leading to a condition known as folliculitis. The treatment for this is antiseptic and antibiotic medications. Caveat  [...]


Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part I
August 26, 2010 – 1:45 am | No Comment
Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part I
Panicking is an involuntary reaction to detecting any form of lump over our body. Even though all unusual formations must be medically evaluated majority of them are basically not detrimental. Here is specialist advice on when body lumps are a matter of concern and necessary steps to be followed in such scenarios. Neck Lumps Causes Oily cyst formations mostly develop due to sebaceous gland getting clogged and fat accruing which lead to a non-painful lump. Such cysts do not turn malignant. Therapy These could be excised surgically after anesthetizing the patient. Swelling in glands could be indicative of infections and might necessitate antibiotic treatment. Caveat Indications These might be the foremost signal of blood cancer or cancer in some other body part that has metastasized to other regions or Hodgkin’s disease. However such lump formations usually appear at the sides of the neck and are quite hard-textured. Thyroid condition leads to a swell-up in mid-region  [...]


How to Get Rid of Embarrassing Pig Turd Breath
August 21, 2010 – 12:05 am | One Comment
Unremitting bad breath afflicts millions of individuals globally and is something not tackled by basic brushing, oral washes or Altoids. The condition is known as ‘halitosis’ and its causes are myriad, however it is approximated that ninety percent of such issues develop within the mouth. Bacterial presences in the mouth contribute to breaking down of proteins which release sulphur compounds that are fart-like in smell. Other reasons for wilted flowers breath is plaque accruement, oral dryness, tattered dental work or bacteria growing on the backside of the tongue. In several individuals having foul breath, crypt or cave-similar apertures in the tonsils create foul smelling stone-similar build-up known tonsilliths or tonsil nuggets. The other ten percent of cases arise due to stomach acid reflux, pancreatic, kidney or liver issues or sinus infections. In case one has been regularly doing tongue-scraping and do not have any medical conditions then the foremost visit to a dentist  [...]


Quit Smoking Guidelines during Pregnancy
August 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Quit Smoking Guidelines during Pregnancy
While signing the Tobacco Control Act into decree a year back, U.S. President Barack Obama accentuated the significance of quitting smoking among the populaces. Smoking has been proven to result in over 400000 fatalities every year in the U.S. due to cancers, emphysema and several respiration-related ailments, heart disease and unprompted abortion, stillbirth or miscarriage cases among pregnant women. In the U.S., there is a heightened risk of preterm delivery in the foetuses of expectant mothers in case the mom is a smoker. Other horrendous effects of smoking during pregnancy include: Lowered oxygen levels obtainable to the growing fetus as well as the mother. Rise in the fetal heart rate. Low birth weight babies. Fetal development retardation. Greater likelihood of the baby suffering from lung conditions or respiratory issues. Greater the number of cigarettes smoked daily, higher the risks of the baby developing several health conditions. There is nothing called as a  [...]


The Whole Truth about Acai Berry
July 26, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
The Whole Truth about Acai Berry
Acai Berry is being dubbed the ‘super-food’ that could aid in weight reduction, prolong existence, cure cardiovascular ailment and an array of other conditions. Here are the real facts regarding this fruit reaped from the Acai palm that grows luxuriantly in Central and S. America. In spite of what the net advertisements proclaim about Acai Berry’s benefits, Acai berry is not a fat-melter. Acai berry does not bring about instant slimming. Acai berry does not bring about burning, trimming, tightening or firming. Acai berry is not an appetite-suppressant. Acai berry is not a medicine for all diseases or an elixir. Acai berry would not give a man a bigger penile organ, stiffer erections or greater stamina. In N. America, acai has been widely employed in fruit extract mixes and nutrient supplement types. The maximum potency of this fruit could be obtained when consumed in freeze-dried form derived from its skin and core. Initial studies regarding this fruit have shown  [...]