If Cholesterol Is A Problem For You, Consider Your Diet |

Added December 31, 2011, Under: Diets, Diseases, Health

Concerns about high cholesterol are a relatively modern phenomenon. So if you have been warned by your doctor that you have high cholesterol, there is much you need to research and learn about this subject before you start to worry and particularly, before you start to take statin drugs. More about the fear of high cholesterol In the article found at Dr Mercola points out that cholesterol could easily be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades. He says “It"s ...


Hemiplegic Migraines Are Rare But Distressing |

Added , Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health

We all know about migraines and how debilitating and painful they can be to those who suffer from them but one of the rarer kinds of migraines is the hemiplegic migraine and there are two types – familial hemiplegic migraine (known as FHM) and sporadic hemiplegic membraine (known as SHM). The main difference between these two types is that FHM runs in families (there can be a close relative that carries the same genes that cause the symptoms) while SHM ...


Drugs Or Natural Remedies & Which Is The Way To Go? |

Added , Under: Diseases, Drugs, Health

In this modern world, when we discover we have a disease or condition that is not going to go away on its own, we tend to think we must go and buy an over-the-counter drug or ask our medical practitioner for a prescription drug. In fact, we are almost pre-programmed to do so from constant magazine and TV advertising in the USA. It was not always like this In the past, we relied on natural remedies and herbal remedies to treat all our ...


Understanding Autism |

Added , Under: Children's Health, Diets, Diseases, Parents

  Autism causes children to experience the world differently from the way most other children do They might find it difficult to talk with other people and to express themselves using words. They usually keep to themselves and many cannot communicate without special help. They might react to what is going on around them in different and unusual ways. Sounds that appear normal to us may bother an autistic child so that they cover their ears. Being touched can cause concern ...


How To Avoid The Scars Of Acne Lasting A Lifetime |

Added December 30, 2011, Under: Nutrition, Skin Conditions

Often teens and young adults have to suffer the embarrassment and discomfort of acne itself followed by the double trouble of acne scarring. There are three types of acne skin conditions that can lead to scarring Acne vulgaris is the most common form of acne and includes blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. It is the papules that you have to be careful of for scarring. Resist the temptation to squeeze them. If you only have a few red or brownish ...


Smart Meters & Are They A Help Or A Health Hazard? |

Added , Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, Technology

Since their introduction in many parts of the USA in the past couple of years, smart meters using wireless technology have sparked much debate.  The main concern being that continual exposure to the radiation generated by this technology could cause harm to our health in much the same way as the continued use of mobile phones. More than 8 million smart meters have already been installed by electric utilities in the USA with nearly 60 million expected to be in ...


Candida & How It Can Be A Problem In HIV/AIDS |

Added , Under: Diseases, Health, Nutrition

Candidiasis, or thrush as it’s more usually known, is a very common opportunistic infection in people with AIDS.  While it is often one of the least serious AIDS-related problems, it can still be an great inconvenience and very uncomfortable. In some cases, the presence of candidiasis will become a serious health threat. Candida is a common fungus that is normally controlled by a strong immune system. However, if the immune system is weakened, candida can grow and multiply on the ...


Taking The Confusion Out Of Anal Fissures & Hemorrhoids |

Added December 29, 2011, Under: Diets, Health

Anal Fissures and hemorrhoids are frequently confused. This is hardly surprising as they have many similarities. They share quite a few causes and  they can even occur together at the same time They both cause anal pain They can both cause itching They can both have bleeding as a symptom They can both be caused by constipation They both appear in the anal region They can both be treated in similar ways They can both occur during pregnancy and as a side effect during the actual birth But there ...


Rheumatoid Arthritis & 8 Symptoms of this Inflammatory Condition |

Added , Under: Diseases, Exercise, Health

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis usually creep up on you slowly with sometimes just some stiffness or swelling felt in the small joints such as the fingers and toes. A little later, the shoulders could be affected with some muscle stiffness. As the disease progresses, the elbows, knees, hips, jaw and neck can also become involved. In most cases, symptoms occur symmetrically That is in the same joints on both sides of the body. Symptoms typically last more than two weeks. As the ...


Cluster Migraines & Those All Important Triggers |

Added , Under: Drugs, Headaches & Migraines, Health

Cluster migraines can be the most painful type of migraines that come on very suddenly without any warning. There are small pockets throughout your head, and even in the eyes, where the pain erupts so that with this type of headache, the pain is felt all over the head but with more intensity in those pockets. Cluster migraine headaches have symptoms of a severe one-sided repetitive headache often with watery, red eyes and a stuffy nose. Cluster migraine headache pattern A pattern ...

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