What Celiac Disease Does to Our Body

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition, which affects the functioning of the inner lining of the small intestine. Particularly, the disease causes an adverse reaction to gluten – a protein, which comes with many common and generally healthy ingredients: barley, oats, quinoa, wheat. What is Celiac Disease? Well, what does autoimmune mean? Normally, the immune system protects the body against various types of pathogens – toxins, viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc., which come in from the outside world. Patien...

Scoliosis Exercises

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity, which causes it to curve in different ways. Most commonly, the spine curves in a C-like pattern, either this way or reversed, or in an S-like pattern. Scoliosis is a serious condition, which may get worse and cause serious trouble. Therefore, it requires immediate action. See your doctor! There is a whole bunch of exercises, which you can use effectively to correct your spine. However, it is absolutely imperative that you do that under your doctor’s supervision. The choice of e...

Do You Also Suffer from Shin Splints?

If you feel pain in your lower leg which is localized below your knee on the foreside or inside the leg in the bone, it is highly possible that you suffer from shin splints. The doctors refer this condition to medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Today we will describe how to prevent shin splints, who is at risk group, what are the causes and best ways to treat this condition. Who is the most prone to shin splints? Actually, this disorder can happen to everyone who practice excessive physical exercises, espec...

How to Cure Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition when a person finds it hard to sleep during the time when he or she used to sleep well. Being mostly a stress-related issue, insomnia occurrence is growing quite in proportion to the increasing severity and intensity of stress factors imposed on us by life. Why it is so bad Insomnia is a more serious problem than some people think (most likely, they haven’t suffered it so far!) Imagine yourself struggling to sleep nearly all night long in vain and having to meet a handful of deadlines d...

How to Get Rid of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux the moving of the acidic content of the stomach back up into the esophagus. It causes heartburn, a burning pain behind the breastbone. The condition requires an examination and treatment. There are lots of factors that cause acid reflux. Why does it occur? Acid reflux occurs due to a dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) – a muscular ring. Normally, it closes right after food passes into the stomach. When the muscle fails to fully close for some reason, the acidic content may back up ...

Facts about Warts on Fingers

Warts are neoplasms, which occur in different parts of the skin, mostly – on hands, face, neck and plantae. Although these growths are benign, there is always a likelihood of malignization. Therefore, if you have discovered one or several warts on your fingers or elsewhere, this is not something to be trifled with. Image Credit: youtube.com It is a well-known fact that different types of warts are caused by different herpesvirus (HPV) and papilloma virus types. Statistically, about 70% of people are infected wit...

Tingling in Fingers

You have experienced the weird numb sensation in your hands or legs, which we get after staying in one position for a long time, haven’t you? Do you know what it is and what happens in your body when you get it and why? In case whereby the tingling result from staying in an awkward position, the sensation occurs due to the blocking of nerves. The network of nerves that pervades, for example, arms and hands, is connected to the spine via the radial nerve. It stems from the spine and stretches across the shoulder a...

How Do You Get Lupus?

What is lupus? Lupus is a condition, which causes the immune system to identify the body’s cells as abnormal and attack them. Also, it causes the body to produce substances, which affect blood vessels, joints, tissues, and many vital organs, such as heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc. Who is more likely to develop lupus? Nine out of every ten patients are women. Some estimates suggest that women between 15 and 45 years (the most reproductive period) old are more likely to develop lupus. It is still uncertain wh...

Joints’ Stiffness – What It Means

With age, many systems and organs of the human body begin to work much worse than in youth. This is due to the natural aging processes, no one can avoid that. However, in some cases, the body's activity is disrupted earlier, which requires special attention. So any problems in the work of the joints is a serious reason to pay attention to your health and consult your therapist. Let’s have a closer look into the reasons of the morning stiffness of the joints and the treatment. Why the morning stiffness of ...

Low Back Pain – New Approach to Treatment

Low back pain is a very common diagnosis that most frequently is treated with painkillers. However, it seems like things are going to change in this health department. Low back pain is a very common diagnosis that most frequently is treated with painkillers. However, it seems like things are going to change in this health department. Among the most common and conditions that affects many people nowadays and makes them schedule yet another visit to a physician is low back pain. In accordance with the present-day...

How to Stop a Runny Nose

Runny nose is the most common condition that happens to everyone now and then. It is uncomfortable and it is annoying. Runny nose is the most common condition that happens to everyone now and then. It is uncomfortable and it is annoying. It happens in the result of the increase of mucus in the areas of the sinus and nasal passages. This excessive drainage comes from nasal and adjacent tissues as well as nasal blood vessels. It can take the form of thick mucus as well as just fluid. Common terms for the condit...

Foods for Dealing with Diarrhoea

Problems with stomach is something we all know about. Nice as an evening meal can seem, it can turn out a disaster due to many reasons – an infection or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), for one thing. The most unpleasant part is when your stomachache is accompanied with diarrhoea. Problems with stomach is something we all know about. Nice as an evening meal can seem, it can turn out a disaster due to many reasons – an infection or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), for one thing. The most unpleasant part is when you...

How about Snail Venom for a Painkiller?

There are good reasons to believe that we are on the verge of an epoch-making discovery in the sphere of pain relief. More specifically, scientists have detected unique pain-killing properties in the venom of Conus regius snails, which are found in the Caribbean. There are good reasons to believe that we are on the verge of an epoch-making discovery in the sphere of pain relief. More specifically, scientists have detected unique pain-killing properties in the venom of Conus regius snails, which are found in the C...

Neck and Shoulder Pain

The neck and shoulders are extremely sensitive parts of the human body, so, should a problem occur in the area, it may cause a lot of inconvenience and pain. Simple things like turning your head to see what’s going on to your left or right may become a challenge. There are lots of factors that may cause pain in the neck and shoulders, and it takes a lengthy professional examination to identify the exact cause. However, there are two certainties: the cause may lie either in the cervical area of the spine or in the shoul...

Whose Headache Is It?

Unfortunately, headache is a permanent companion for many of us. There are as many types of headache as there are factors causing it. Headache differs in intensity, longevity, and rate of occurrence. It can be a symptom of scores of illnesses or just a reaction to occasional or repeated stresses. Once it occurs, there is just one question, which inevitably emerges: how can I prevent and treat it? That is a moot question! And one thing you know for certain: this is not the case to practice self-treatment! If you w...

Why does Death Come at Night?

Numerous studies have concluded that estimated time of sleep per night an adult needs in order to be able to have a long and productive life is between 7 and 9 hours depending on specific features. This leads to the fact that an average human spends around a third of their lives asleep. But apart from the decline of life quality level in case there is lack of it, what other dangers may sleep pose? Unfortunately, a big number of deaths occur with people in their sleep as well. While in itself it may be of no surpr...

Revolutionary Nasal Polyp Treatment and Tips

Statistical data indicate that almost five percent of the population suffers from nasal polyps. And it is just official data. According to the estimations made, more than a half of the human population suffers from this problem. The first attempts to use a brand-new method of nasal polyp treatment was published by the Greek doctor George Anastasopoulos in his revolutionary study on dermoplasty. The study investigates pros and cons of the technique when the nasal mucosa tissue is replaced by skin. The result is as...

Tomatoes and Apples Can Help Reverse Smoke Damage to Lungs in Ex-Smokers

Nowadays smoking is not as popular as it used to be, as more and more governments are striving to introduce new measures to eliminate such a phenomenon from the society. However, even if a person quits smoking, his or her lungs are already damaged. American researchers have recently revealed that consuming tomatoes and apples on a daily basis in large amounts could help reverse the smoke damage and repair lungs. The effect was seen in both those who had never smoked and ex-smokers. Image Credit: gettyimages.com ...

How To Manage Motion Sickness

Is nausea your usual travelling companion? Experts say that motion sickness prevention is the best strategy to counter the symptoms characteristic of it, but you still can make an attempt to alleviate the situation using both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments. Here is what you can try doing if nausea prevents you from enjoying your trip, be it travelling by car, plane, train or ship. Image Credit: gettyimages.com Is nausea your usual travelling companion? Experts say that motion sickness prevent...

Win Your Battle Against Snoring!

Insomnia strikes us all at times. However, what to do if you cannot sleep and in addition you hear snoring nearby? It can be an unbearable problem, especially when your spouse suffers from that. Or rather, when they snore and you are the one to suffer. Sometimes, you are ready to do whatever it takes to stop that. In fact, it was found out that one of the easiest and the most effective ways to get rid of snoring was using a simple mask for sleeping. The mask does not restrain any movements or put additional pressure on...