Disease, Illness & Conditions
Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia: How Does This Drug Work?
Cymbalta is a medicine that has been authorized for use in the management of specific symptoms of fibromyalgia. However, should you really be taking this medicine?
What Is Muscular Dystrophy? Facts and Statistics
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disease that affects the muscles and currently has no cure. There are several types of MD, and they are more prevalent in men than women. This article explains the characteristics of each type of MD.
How to Manage COVID-19 Infected Diabetic Patients
Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients experience predominant alterations in their adaptive and innate immunity levels. Comprehensive COVID-19 therapies warrant the systematic management of glycemic control disruption in diabetic patients.
How to Care for Parkinson's Patients at Home
Being homebound can present specific difficulties in the care and treatment of Parkinson's disease for both the patient and their caregiver. Find at-home exercises to continue therapy while patients wait to resume their physical therapy appointments.
What Is Hypothyroidism, and Is It Treatable?
The inappropriate secretion of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland and thyroid gland’s dysfunction leads to the onset of hypothyroidism. The limited production of thyroid hormone inside the human body leads to the development of hypothyroidism.
How Much of a Concern Is the Coronavirus Outbreak?
Originating in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has now spread to over 20 countries as travelers to the region return to their respective nations. Is it a global health emergency? How can we prevent it from becoming one?
Why Get the Flu Vaccine?
The flu vaccine is ready for the 2019-2020 season. This vaccine saves lives, so learn the facts. People older than six months should be vaccinated according to the CDC. In 2018, 80,000 in the U.S. died from the flu, plus numerous people were hospitalized. A new vaccine must be developed each year.
Helicobacter Pylori Infection: What You Need to Know
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that is associated with stomach ulcers as well as stomach cancer. It can cause an inflammation in the lining of the stomach which can lead to gastritis. Approximately half of the world population is infected.
How to Deal With Gastritis With Simple Lifestyle Changes
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and your tummy is aching? You feel nauseous, and eating breakfast is the furthest thing from your mind. This may be a sign of gastritis.
Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions About Autism: Awareness Matters
Despite an improved understanding of autism spectrum disorder, there is still misinformation. Here are some common myths about the disorder.
The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other
Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.
Raccoon Roundworm Infection ("Baylisascaris procyonis") in Humans
Raccoon roundworm can cause scary neurological symptoms in humans and dogs. Find out what the symptoms are, how it's acquired, and information about diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Why Are Rare Blood Types More Common Than You Think?
I am frequently asked about rare blood types. The most common questions are about the Rh Negative blood type. The next most common questions are about rare blood types being special in some way. This article will be helpful in answering questions and superstitions in "golden" or "special" blood.
Brain Re-Ignition and Recovery After Coma and Flat Line Brain Death
The EEG "flat line" has indicated death, even when other organs function. In 2013, medical researchers discovered in coma patients a deeper level of (un)consciousness at which brain activity re-starts.
The Ultimate Guide for Lipoma: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lipoma is a skin condition that causes many people to worry. It affects many people in the world today. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Autoimmune Hepatitis Causes Cirrhosis of the Liver
Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that can be mild or very serious as it causes inflammation of the liver. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of the disease, as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.
What's That Weird Feeling in the Back of My Throat?
Got a weird feeling in your throat? Find potential causes, related symptoms, treatments, and self-help regimens to unravel the mystery of the "lump in the throat" phenomenon.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome vs. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease both affect the digestive system. While both can be quite distressing and even debilitating, they are quite different entities.
Anemia: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Anemia affects both children and adults. Anemia due to low red blood cell counts is different from leukemia which is a low white blood cell count. Anemia affects the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen to all body organs. Leukemia affects the ability of white cells to fight infections.
Anatomy of the Eye: The Tear Film, Lids, and Lacrimal Glands
Information on the structures of the outside of the eye, as well as diseases and ailments that affect these structures, such as pink eye and blepharitis.
How Age-Related Macular Degeneration and CNVM Affect the Layers of the Retina
Age-related macular degeneration destroys vision and quality of life. This article explains the disease, causes, and treatments.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment: Everything You Need to Know About Flashes and Floaters
What is a posterior vitreous detachment? What are floaters and flashes? Learn what they are, how they form, and whether they are a threat to your vision.
What Is a PVC (Premature Ventricular Contraction)?
Imagine this: you're in the hospital and the alarm on the telemetry monitor is going off. But the staff tells you it's nothing but PVCs. What gives? Well, PVCs aren't a big deal. Read on to learn why.
Different Types of Coughs and When to See a Doctor
There are many different kinds of coughs: productive chest cough, non-productive or dry cough, whooping cough, barking cough, psychogenic cough, and reflex cough. When should you see a doctor?
How to Differentiate Between Anxiety, Intercostal Muscle Spasms, and Heart Attack
How to tell the difference between a heart attack, anxiety, and intercostal muscle spasms. All three may cause chest pain and difficulty breathing.
Social, Emotional, Financial, and Physical Effects of a Stroke
A stroke can significantly affect an individual in more ways than one. An investigation into the social, emotional, financial, and physical effects of stroke.