The death of a loved one while sleeping can come as an enormous shock, particularly if the deceased had no known health issues. Some, however, view death while sleeping as the most peaceful way to go.
Can fallen arches cause knee pain? Not only that, flat feet affect the entire body structure. Learn how the foot works and practice these simple exercises to cure the painful symptoms of fat feet.
Anxiety can make us insomniac. If you can't sleep because of anxiety, read on for a few simple tips on how to get some zzz's. These are the techniques that work for me.
The Mohs procedure is used to remove Basal Cell Carcinomas. The author also provides tips on the prevention of skin cancers.
Treponema pallidum pertenue is a spirochete bacterium that causes yaws. The disease has made a comback after being almost eradicated. In its most serious form it can cause deformities and disabilities.
In GERD, acidic material in the stomach moves in the wrong direction and enters the esophagus, causing heartburn. Dietary changes may relieve or improve symptoms.
With these gentle daily exercises, as well as the help of gravity inversion, you can improve your posture and ease your neck or shoulder pain.
Do you know, or suspect someone has sleep apnea; maybe even yourself? This is a condition that not only affects your sleep, but it contributes to many other life-threatening disorders. I know personally what it can do because I have it.
This article describes a struggle to get proper treatment for a father with bladder cancer. If you or someone you know is infected by BCG, seek an infectious disease specialist.
When we lose a loved one, sometimes we get stuck blaming ourselves for things that were not our fault.
Learn about the causes of dyshidrotic eczema, as well as both medical and home treatments for the condition.
I had carpal tunnel surgery by a hand specialist. Later my primary physician found compressed discs in my neck. He said that may have been causing my hand to get numb and I may never have had a carpal tunnel issue.
Bone spurs are projections or outgrowths that extend from a bone. They may press on nerves or other tissues, causing pain, numbness, or difficulty in moving.
Did you just wake up to the room spinning? Do you find yourself suddenly dizzy while driving or perusing the grocery aisles? Here are some reasons you might have the spins.
Cholesterol has vital jobs in our bodies. Excess LDL cholesterol is bad, but HDL cholesterol is good. Our diet helps to control the ratio between the two forms.
Blood pressure tends to rise as we age. Continually high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause serious health problems. A healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of hypertension.
The gallbladder stores bile, which helps fat digestion take place. Gallstones are solid lumps in bile that can cause a lot of pain when they enter bile ducts.
A bite by a lone star tick can cause a red meat allergy in some people. The allergen in meat is alpha-gal. Tick saliva can sensitize a person to this chemical.
It can be difficult to exercise with costochondritis—chest wall pain. Find out which movements to avoid and which stretches and exercises will help!
The synovium is a membrane that lines the inside of many of our joints. Inflammation of the synovium is known as synovitis. Symptoms include swelling and pain.
Here are three lessons I learned as I walked with my wife through her fight with breast cancer. There is a way to walk this path every step of the way, and have no regrets.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a bacterium that lives in the nose of many people. It's often harmless but can cause a variety of diseases. Some of these are serious.
Toxoplasma gondii causes toxoplasmosis and may affect brain chemistry and our behavior. The pork tapeworm may enter our brain and cause serious health problems.
Acid reflux disease is the result of a variety of genetic, age-related, and environmental factors. Some are controllable and some are not.
The maleficent stomach virus, also known as norovirus, is an epidemic around the world that spreads like wildfire. Here are some tips to protect yourself from this miserable experience.
In someone with an anemia disorder, there are either not enough red blood cells in the blood or the cells contain abnormal hemoglobin. Symptoms range from mild to severe.
Some of us do not feel comfortable hearing the cracking and popping that occur when being adjusted by a regular chiropractor. Alternative chiropractic services offer a much gentler technique.
Do you feel chilled but you don't have a fever? There are many possible reasons for why you may experience chills without a high temperature, and this article explores them.
You no longer need to endure the embarrassment of cold sores. From effective first aid to long-term prevention, modern developments have transformed life for cold sore sufferers.
Many different bacteria live on our skin and in its upper layer. Most are harmless. Some may be helpful. A few become harmful under certain conditions.
People with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both of these disorders. Treatment slows lung deterioration.
Men are far less likely to get multiple sclerosis than women. This may be because testosterone provides protection. Studying how the protection works may help both men and women with the disease.
When the pain of costochondritis flares, it can feel like a heart attack. Once cardiac causes have been ruled out, you are often just given a prescription. Here are other healing treatment options.
I experienced having floaters and flashes in my eyes and learned that I had Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD), so I can tell you about the warning signs and symptoms, and what you need to do in a similar case.
Jaundice is characterized by yellow skin due to excess bilirubin in the body, or hyperbilirubinemia. The color may indicate the presence of a major health problem.
Urine can have many colors, ranging from black to colorless. A change in pee appearance may be unimportant or may indicate a serious health problem.
Proteus mirabilis is responsible for urinary tract infections in some people. The bacterium causes inflammation and the production of stones in the urine.
Aspergillus is a mold that can live inside the human body, causing an infection called aspergillosis. Aspergillosis may be a minor, serious, or deadly illness.
Sneezing is a common but often annoying and embarrassing occurrence. Many myths have developed about the process, which still seems somewhat mysterious today.
Biotech companies are striving to find new cancer treatments using immune therapies and targeted biologics. New detection and screening tests are also under development to diagnose patients earlier.
The pancreas makes digestive enzymes and essential hormones. Pancreatic disorders include inflammation, known as pancreatitis, and type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.
We know that type 2 diabetes can be caused by lifestyle factors, but it can also have genetic underpinnings. Learn how to control your blood sugar through diet and exercise.
Scar tissue may form on or in our body when we're injured. It replaces damaged tissue but is sometimes troublesome. The appearance of scars can often be improved.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium that exists as different strains. Some strains live in our gut and are very helpful. Others cause foodborne illness and disease.
Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that, until recently, was thought to be caused solely by wear and tear. Scientists are now discovering that inflammation is involved.
A personal guide that will help you recognise thyroid symptoms and side effects that your doctor may not know, from harmful tablets to seeing the illness in your face and body.
Tangles of alpha-synuclein fibrils in the brain are a feature of Parkinson's disease. Under some circumstances, the substance also appears in nerves surrounding the gut. Evidence suggests that it can travel from the gut to the brain, where it may cause or contribute to Parkinson's disease.
A look at the most common myths, false beliefs and recognized truths about the causes of cancer . This article also includes tips on how to tell the difference between fake and truthful news about these causes.
When I went through chemotherapy, I had to figure out some critical things for myself. Here are the top 10 things I wish somebody had told me ahead of time.
This article covers the things you want to know about resuming activity, range of motion, scar management, sensory re-education, and lymphedema prevention after a mastectomy.
After 6-½ years of chronic sinus infections, I finally cured myself and regained my life with a self-help book. I followed a regime of immunity-boosting supplements to regain my health.
Chronic hives are a result of an underlying disease condition. My experience is with acute hives, which results from an allergic reaction that may occur only once in a lifetime.
Most adults have the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in their body. The virus is either dormant or active. The active form causes mononucleosis, some types of cancer, and perhaps other diseases.
Chronic back pain, stiff neck, frozen shoulders, and all posture-related pains can be prevented and cured with simple gravity inversion.
If you've recently had a colostomy, you may have a lot of questions about food and eating. As a fellow ostomate, here are my tips how to approach your diet.
Chemicals in urine react with pool disinfectants. The resulting products can be irritating to the eyes, skin, and airways and might cause more serious effects.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Chilblains are painful red bumps that appear after chilled skin has been rewarmed. A boil and a carbuncle are painful skin abscesses formed by a bacterial infection.
Some vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers can cause inflammation and arthritic pain in sensitive individuals. Find out why these foods may be bad for your health.
Pulmonary embolism recovery can be difficult due to the heart and lung damage that occurs. This article focuses on things that patients can do to help themselves throughout the recovery process.
Solanine is found in green potatoes and other nightshade vegetables. It's poisonous at high concentrations. Some people say that nightshades make their arthritis worse.
Glial cells affect the activity of neurons, or nerve cells. Problems with astrocytes, a type of glial cell, may cause or worsen amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The Black Death, or bubonic plague, did not die with its victims all those centuries ago. It is alive and killing right here in the 21st century!
When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.
Lupus is a unique, sometimes deadly auto-immune that presents differently for everyone. This article focuses on the many ways that lupus can manifest in each individual and provides patient insight into this disease.
On September 13, 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is my story, with my tips for coping with your own breast cancer diagnosis.
In this article I share what worked for me in terms of treating athlete's foot. I also discuss treatments for toenail fungus.
Cystitis is a painful illness, but there are a few self-help ideas that you can try. Based on my experience, these remedies will work relatively quickly, as long as you follow these instructions.
Try this recipe for a cucumber parsley whey protein smoothie. Includes a video of the author preparing it.
If you have pets in your house that are often scratching their ears, chances are that they have an ear mite infestation. Learn how to remedy this situation.
I cannot offer you a miracle cure for tinnitus, but I can suggest some techniques that can help you enjoy life again.
Our faces can say so much about us—the mood we are in and the emotions we feel. However, look more closely, and it can also reveal something about our physical health.
Measles and rubella (German measles) are viral diseases. They both produce a red body rash and can cause complications, but there are important differences between them.
Lower back pain affects more than 80% of people at some point in their lives. It hurts to sit, walk, and lie in bed. These natural treatments are effective and can be done easily in your own home.
Eczema is a distressing condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It afflicts children and adults alike.
A sleep study may help you stop snoring and start sleeping through the night. Here's what the experience of having a sleep study was like for me.
When we touch objects, our hands are contaminated by bacteria on the surfaces of the objects. It's very important to wash hands regularly to prevent infections.
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a medical condition involving unpredictable, uncontrollable episodes of laughter, tears, or both. It involves a mismatch between feelings and outward emotional displays.
When you sing or speak, do you sound hoarse? If you keep losing your voice, you may have vocal nodules. Learn about vocal nodes and nodules: what causes them and how to avoid them.
Pareidolia is a condition in which one perceives familiar patterns in inanimate objects. One of the most common examples is seeing faces. This is known as facial pareidolia.
Doctors and other professionals advise against popping cold sores—and for good reason—but the temptation will always be there. Learn how it worked for me and how to do it safely.
Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is an allergic reaction to food proteins that resemble proteins in pollen grains. People with OAS often have hay fever.
A new treatment may stop beta cell destruction in the early stage of type 1 diabetes. The beta cells produce insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder involving loss of melanin, the pigment that colors skin. It's most likely an autoimmune condition. A variety of treatments are available.
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
Blood platelets help blood to clot after an injury. A low platelet count caused by faulty platelet manufacture or platelet destruction may result in bleeding.
Histamine has important functions but also causes the symptoms of hay fever. It's released from mast cells. Helpful techniques can prevent or reduce hay fever symptoms.
Hiccups are caused by many factors. They are annoying but usually harmless. Sometimes they are more serious, however. Home remedies or medical treatment may help.
Mycobacterium leprae is the bacterium that causes leprosy. It damages nerves, perhaps by reprogramming Schwann cells or by hijacking macrophages in the immune system.
The appendix is often thought of as a useless organ, but it may be helpful. In appendicitis, the appendix becomes inflamed and swollen and may rupture.
Urinary Tract Infections can occur in any person of any age. The one thing they have in common is that they totally suck. Learn at-home-treatment options and ways to prevent future infections.
Years ago, I was plagued with terrible sleep quality which left me tired almost all of the time. After employing these tips, my sleep quality improved, and I started performing better in all aspects of my life.
Concentrated oxalic acid is poisonous. Oxalic acid and oxalates are present in plants and may cause health problems such as kidney stones.
Rabies is found throughout the world, caused by lyssavirus that is transmitted through bite wounds. The disease is now treatable, though the success rates vary immensely.