natural remedies for diabetes

Natural Remedies for Diabetes Treatment and Prevention

Diabetes is a life-long and a chronic disease which is associated with the way your body handles the glucose (sugar) in your blood. It affects millions of people around the globe. In fact, according to some statistics, 86 million people in the United States have prediabetes, a condition in which...

How Can I Boost My Immune System? Amino Acids and Immune Function

Amino Acids are one of the most essential building blocks in the body and improve immune function. When woven together, it first forms a peptide and then a polypeptide before forming an entire chain. After completing the weaving, they then form what we know as a protein. However, they are...

Hyperthyroidism

What is Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is the medical term used for an overactive thyroid. This means that an individual is producing plenty of amounts of the thyroid hormones, like T4 and T3. These hormones help in the regulation of your metabolism. It may seem like a good thing to have it in excess, but as...

What causes hiccups

What Causes Hiccups and How to Prevent Them

Hiccups occur when your muscles contracts involuntarily and repeatedly. During this time, the opening of your vocal cords close the passage for air and thus the hiccup sound is heard. These contractions are caused by irritation of the nerves and are linked to various ailments. Although hiccups are not life-threatening,...

What Causes a Stroke? Signs, Recovery, Treatment, and Prevention

One of the leading causes of death is a stroke. It is a condition wherein your blood supply is reduced or interrupted, which results in the deprivation of nutrients and oxygen in your brain tissue. It is life-threatening because your brain cells can die within minutes during the stroke. The...

A stye is a tender bump on the eyelids

Stye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Do you have a small red bump in your eye? Then you must have a stye. It is a tender bump usually inside or outside of the eyelid. You may even think that it is just a pimple. But a stye happens when one of your eyelashes become irritated and...

Multiple sclerosis causes, symptoms, and management options.

Multiple Sclerosis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

More than two million people live with Multiple Sclerosis.  An estimate of 200 new cases is diagnosed each week. With such a prevalent condition affecting people of different ages across continents, it is essential to learn more about this disabling neurological ailment. What is Multiple Sclerosis? What exactly is Multiple...

Sickle cell anemia symptoms and treatment options.

Sickle Cell Anemia: Cause, Symptoms and Treatment

Millions of people around the world suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia.  Also known as Sickle Cell Disease, it is a genetic blood disorder that targets red blood cells.  Since complications caused by this condition can potentially be fatal, it is essential to know more about it so proper management of...

Emphysema symptoms and causes

Emphysema: Symptoms, Causes and Life Expectancy

Smoking has remained the culprit of countless diseases, especially those related to the lungs. Some diseases caused by smoking are treatable, but some remain incurable until today. One of the many fatal diseases caused by smoking is emphysema. A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there has been no cure available...

Learn more to prevent MRSA infection.

MRSA (Staph) Infection: What You Need to Know

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a bacteria that spread to different parts of your body. It is harder to treat compared to a normal Staphylococcus aureus since it is resistant to some antibiotics. This is why an MRSA infection should not be treated lightly. The effect of this bacteria...