The Dangers of a Blood Clot in Lung
It might be that only people with vociferous appetite for vocabulary would know what ‘coagulation’ means, but for those of you who are a little more ordinary with your vocab it might be a term you’re unfamiliar with. You likely do know what a clot is, however, and we can keep it simple by saying coagulate means to thicken and becoming more solid. Read More >>
DVT - Making Sense of a Blood Clot in Leg
The human body is one big connected system, and what occurs in the further reaches of it may have an influence on the core organ area in your thoracic cavity. In this instance we’re talking about your legs, those long appendages that make for a whole lot of movement ability that you start putting to use the moment you get out of bed every day. Read More >>
How Effective is Birth Control?
Most birth control pills are 99% effective if taken exactly as directed. The most common misstep women make is they forget to take the pill occasionally. When that occurs, the effectiveness rate goes down to about 91%. What this means is that for every 10 women taking birth control, 1 will get pregnant. Read More >>
How Do Birth Control Pills Work?
Most birth control pills work by mimicking the hormonal conditions in a woman’s body that occur during pregnancy. Birth control consists of hormones which trick the body into thinking that its pregnant so that ovulation doesn’t occur. Read More >>
Is There One Best Birth Control Pill?
One of the things that’s important to keep in mind is that family planning is important to both women AND men. Both want to ensure the best future for themselves and the children they may have. We’re fortunate to live in a day and age where most women have control over the timing of getting pregnant. Read More >>
White House on Cusp of Allowing Prescription Meds from Canada for Import to USA
It’s a well known fact that large numbers of Americans have been griping about the high costs of their medications over recent years. Read More >>
Learn About Bipolar II Disorder
The difference for people with bipolar II disorder is that they don’t choose to be on the top of the world one moment, and then back down at the very depths. For people with bipolar disorder, this cycle repeats itself without mercy. It’s not something that’s easy to comprehend for a person in good mental health, but it’s important to be understanding of bipolar II disorder. Read More >>
What is the Most Common Cause of Bipolar Disorder?
One of the things people with Bipolar Disorder will be very insistent about is that their illness is NOT to be confused with depression. This is fair because there are major functional differences between the two. Read More >>
Are Bacterial Infections Contagious?
Yes, bacterial infections are contagious and for this reason it’s important to protect yourself against the most common ways these infections are spread among people. Now when we talk about something being contagious, we need to take a long look at yawning. Read More >>
Dealing with a Bacterial Skin Infection
Seeing as our topic today is bacterial skin infections, let’s keep it positive to start and consider the amazing nature of what is actually the body’s largest organ. For starters, if all the skin of your body was to be spread out on a flat surface it would cover a little more or less than 2 square meters. Read More >>
Types of Bipolar Disorder
For someone with bipolar disorder, they’ve got no choice but to always be on a roller-coaster of sorts when it comes to their mental stability. Read More >>
What Causes Bacterial Infection
Now it’s a fact that bacteria and viruses are very different from each other, yet many people know them to be pretty much the same. They’re not. They are both pathogens and as such they’re organisms that cause disease, but bacteria are larger and capable of reproducing on their own. Read More >>
How to Prevent Arthritis
There’s many sports that put a lot of strain on the joints all over your body. Track and field is definitely one of them, and particularly for your knees. Now granted, most people who play high-intensity sports regularly enough to be putting a LOT of wear and tear on their body are younger in age. Read More >>
Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms
We’re going to start here by looking at the nature of the term ‘double whammy’. We imagine most of you have heard it used many times, but where exactly does it come from? Read More >>
Determining the Best Medicine for Arthritis
We all might try to avoid it, but aging is inevitable and along with it comes a whole lot of wear and tear on the body. A major component of aging is arthritis, or more simply when joints degenerate and moving them becomes more difficult AND painful. Read More >>
How to Deal with Anxiety
In the modern world it’s easy to be mentally unwell. If you suffer from anxiety it’s helpful to know that the best way to deal with anxiety is to manage your stress level, practice relaxation techniques, improve family and friend connections for support, exercise more regularly, and get better sleep. Read More >>
What is An Anxiety Attack?
Attack is a strong word, so it’s natural to be at least a little intimidated when asking what is an anxiety attack? An anxiety attack is an episode of intense panic or fear that onsets very suddenly and causes significant mental distress for the individual. Read More >>
Anxiety Chest Pain
Anxiety chest pain is one of the manifestations of these symptoms, but fortunately it can be managed quite easily if you know what to do. Read More >>
Angina (angina pectoris – aka stable angina -, or unstable angina being the two primary types) is chest pain caused by a coronary artery being partially blocked by plaque buildup (stable angina) or blot clots (unstable angina). Read More >>
What Does Angina Feel Like?
Angina is not a very common medical term, and for that reason many people will have never heard of it. For that reason some people may ask what does angina feel like, and where do you feel angina pain? Read More >>