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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Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
December 20, 2011 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is defined as a chronic genetic disorder causing problems in the secretary glands of our body. This article will be informing you about the symptoms of this genetic disorder: Salty skin is one of the early cystic fibrosis signs. As a parent you are most likely to detect this sign while kissing your baby. A baby with cystic fibrosis has salty skin due to the present of higher amount of salt in his sweat. Individuals with cystic fibrosis often experience clogging of their lungs or airways by thick mucus. Growth of infectious organisms in the mucus makes them suffer from coughs, breathing difficulties, sinus infections, pneumonia and other recurrent respiratory disorders. Pancreas is responsible for secreting digestive enzymes that reach our small intestine for breaking down the foods consumed by us. These digested foods offer us the required nutrients, which gets absorbed by our intestines and dispensed to different parts of our body. Pancreatic ducts of cystic fibrosis  [...]

Eating Habits for Glowing Skin
December 16, 2011 – 11:08 pm | No Comment
We spend a lot of money buying skin care products; some of them solve our problems some don't.. Many of us also try home remedies for improving our skin health. The best home remedy to have a healthy and glowing skin is eating the right kinds of food. This article will inform you about the eating habits that can make your skin glow. Include more fish in your daily diet. The fishes that are most beneficial for our skin health are cod, tilapia and salmon. These contain high quantity of omega-3fatty acids; this nutrient protects our skin from irritations. People who don’t eat fish can substitute it with food items like hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, flaxseeds, flaxseed oil and eggs, which offer similar benefits as the above mentioned segments of fish.. Green tea is a rich course of antioxidants. Antioxidants are known for their anti-aging effects and also help in reducing skin inflammation. Some clinical studies have also shown proofs of the fact that antioxidants present in green tea prevents  [...]

What Are the Signs of Scleroderma?
December 12, 2011 – 11:44 pm | No Comment
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder affecting our connective tissues. Connective tissues are present in our blood vessels, skin, muscles and internal organs; this means scleroderma can affect all these parts of our system. This article will inform you about the common signs experienced by patients with scleroderma. The most frequently observed scleroderma symptom is Raynaud’s phenomenon, a condition marked by extreme reaction of the body towards cold temperatures Raynaud’s phenomenon might also be a result of excessive emotional stress. Constriction of blood vessels of the extremities can make the toes and fingers red, purple or blue colored in patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon. The feet and hands of these patients, on the other hand, might become numb or painful. Scleroderma is known for changing the appearance of our skin. The skin in scleroderma patient might turn lighter or darker than normal or can get thick and hardened. These patients develop extremely hard facial skin,  [...]

Overview of Coccidioidomycosis
December 5, 2011 – 3:31 am | No Comment
Overview of Coccidioidomycosis
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as the valley fever, is a fungal infection that affects the lungs. It is an outcome of the infestation of fungal species known by the name Coccidioides. This kind of organism is found in extremely dirty places and is capable of surviving in all the extreme weather conditions like cold, drought, heat and more. These organisms gain an entry through the spores that infuse into the environmental air. This kind of fungus is mainly found in certain regions of United States of America like Mexico, South America and Central America. These areas offer the perfect weather conditions that encourage the growth and multiplication of this species. The fungal spores of this species get mixed into the air by digging, ripples of strong breeze, whilst construction and more. People who deal with construction or digging of the soil like farmers, archeologists, builders, military personnel are most prone to breathing-in the fungal spores that cause this condition. Unfortunately,  [...]

What Are the Signs of Mucous Colitis?
November 28, 2011 – 1:21 am | No Comment
What Are the Signs of Mucous Colitis?
Mucous colitis is the other name used for referring to the medical disorder called IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. The signs of mucous colitis include the following: Abdominal pain: This is the main indicator of mucous colitis. According to medical experts, a person experiencing all other gastrointestinal symptoms, but without any pain in his abdomen will never be considered to be suffering from mucous colitis. There are also some specific features of mucous colitis related abdominal pain. The pain must begin together with or within a few minutes of appearance of other gastrointestinal signs.  The pain must subside or improve after bowel movement. The pain’s location is however not important; the patient might experience pain anywhere in the abdomen. It may be a left sided or right sided pain, a pain around the patient’s belly button, pain in the surrounding area of pubic bone or a general stomach ache. Changed bowel habits: Mucous colitis patients often experience alteration in their  [...]

Overview of Emphysema
November 26, 2011 – 11:06 pm | No Comment
Overview of Emphysema
Emphysema is defined as a lung disorder resulting in reduction of the lungs’ ability of expelling air. This function of the lung depends heavily on the elastic qualities or rubber-band like nature of our lungs. A person develops emphysema when the tiny airways or bronchioles of his lungs get damaged. The bronchioles remain joined with the alveoli or the grape-like structures present in the sacs of our lungs. Alveoli are the site of exchange between oxygen taken from air and carbon dioxide emitted from our body. Elastic qualities of our lungs reside within the tissues surrounding the alveoli. Some characteristics of the emphysema include: Due to decrease in elasticity of the lungs, the lungs cannot contract as ably as before Impaired lung contraction stops our alveoli from shrinking completely; this makes exhaling difficult for the patient. As the patient cannot exhale properly, his next breath starts with some air in his lungs. Presence of the old air does not allow the alveoli to take  [...]

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
November 2, 2011 – 9:54 pm | No Comment
Patients who have survived severe forms of coronary diseases like heart strokes, attacks and more are often recommended to wear ambulatory blood pressure device. This is a portable and convenient device of the size of a small radio. It can be easily adjusted on the belt with the cuff of the monitor placed under the clothes. The machine records the blood pressure of the person after the interval of every 15-30 minutes through the entire day. This particularly aids the doctors to analyze if the given treatment for blood pressure is working effectively or not. This machine may be advised to those patients who record a blood pressure value hitting the borderline, besides to the patients undergone heart strokes, attacks and more. This may also be suggested to those patients whose blood pressure jump or show fluctuations due to interactions with the prescribed drugs.  Pregnant women who show severe extremities in the blood pressure count are also strongly advised to wear this machine to keep  [...]

Overview of Swimmer’s Ear and Its Treatment
November 2, 2011 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Swimmer’s ear also known as External Otitis is an infection of the skin found in the ear canal and the outer covering of the ear. This infection is caused due to the infestation of bacteria like treptococcus, staphylococcus or other pseudomonas types found in bacteria. The bacterium spreads to the body due to excessive contact with polluted water. The water collects at the canal region of the ear. After certain interval the skin starts becoming soggy and becomes a habitable place / media for the attack of bacteria. Sometimes cuts, cracks or skin lesions on the ear also predispose to the manifestation of bacteria. The primary and one of the most evident symptoms of the progression of this disease is the fullness of ear accompanied by abnormal itching. Then, the ear canal seems to swell as it gives way to the flow of ear drainage. At the onset of this particular symptom, the person experiences pain, especially when one pulls or moves the outer portion of the ear. Also, the side of the face  [...]