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  • Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in a coma? This is my story. I remember hearing people around me. I could feel everyone staring at me—but I couldn't open my eyes or respond.

    What It Feels Like to Be in a Coma

    What It Feels Like to Be in a Coma

    by Aubrey Allyn91

  • Although only prescription medications can kill scabies, they don't really address the symptoms. Conversely, over-the counter treatments are useful in reducing itchiness and redness caused by a scabies infestation, but they won't kill the mites or the eggs.

    Top Over-the-Counter Scabies Treatments & Prescription Medications

    Top Over-the-Counter Scabies Treatments & Prescription Medications

    by Steve Cures4

  • 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.

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Treatment

    Vitiligo: Skin Pigment Loss and Treatment

    by Linda Crampton30

  • When we are under pressure; for example, when we are living with a chronic illness, it's then that God shows us lasting treasures!

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    Chronically Ill and Finding Diamonds

    by Diana Majors4

  • Since 1975, when Lyme Disease was first discovered near Old Lyme, Connecticut, the illness has spread to every continent except Antarctica.

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    Understanding Lyme Disease

    by Harry Nielsen2

  • Working and having a successful career with fibromyalgia is possible! Learn how to save energy, be productive, and stay healthy in the workplace.

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    Manage Fibromyalgia at Work

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • Heel pain can have many causes. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which can be related to heel spurs and policeman's heel.

    Expert Heel Pain Advice

    Expert Heel Pain Advice

    by Heel Fix Kit0

  • Tendinosis is a degeneration of the collagen fibers of a tendon. It is caused by a repetitive micro-trauma. Unlike tendinitis, there is no inflammation. This is my story.

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    Treatment for Tendinosis (Not Tendinitis)

    by MickiS5

  • My body has been troubled for decades, finally culminating in having a colostomy surgical procedure. The emotional ups and downs prior to this, and I still ended up wearing a colostomy bag? It was a sad time of my life, until...

    Colostomy Surgery One Week After a Hysterectomy (My Story)

    Colostomy Surgery One Week After a Hysterectomy (My Story)

    by Alobeda2

  • Here are the natural and medicinal treatments that I use to control my psoriasis. Everyone is different; they may or may not work for you. Speak with your doctor before trying any new treatment.

    How to Treat Psoriasis

    How to Treat Psoriasis

    by Ritchie Hicks0

  • A biphasic sleep pattern is a type of segmented sleep that allows one to gain an extra 2 hours a day!! You could do a lot in 2 hours!!

    Biphasic Sleep Patterns

    Biphasic Sleep Patterns

    by Melissa Flagg OSC42

  • My wife was astonished by the migraine fore-warnings. Here are explanations for the physiological symptoms of migraine based on her reports. Confusion over symptoms can cause much anxiety.

    Migraine Headache Symptoms Explained

    Migraine Headache Symptoms Explained

    by John R Wilsdon8

  • Arthritis is a very painful disease, and is typically a result of the aging process. But it doesn't have to be. There are steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting arthritis, and this article explains how.

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    How to Decrease Your Chances of Getting Arthritis

    by Melissa Flagg OSC27

  • My cluster headaches created intense pressure on the eye region. This article describes how I managed to get rid of these headaches without the use of medication.

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    How I Managed to Cure My Cluster Headache

    by Irfan5

  • Hair loss for a woman can be devastating. If you are woman facing hair loss, the first step to combating it is to learn about it - the types and causes of hair loss and the myths surrounding it.

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

    by Gemini Fox2

  • What I thought was a little bump on my nose turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. In this article, I discuss what causes it, how to recognize it, and what you can do to prevent it.

    Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    Basal Cell Carcinoma—The "Good" Skin Cancer

    by MaddieB10

  • I suffered from toenail fungus for years before I decided to take real action. After trying many snake oil cures, I finally used Lamisil to cure my toenail fungus forever.

    Will Lamisil Work on Toenail Fungus?

    Will Lamisil Work on Toenail Fungus?

    by equipmentpro11

  • Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    Final Symptoms of Terminal Lung Cancer and Dying

    by Lela29

  • I have MGUS—monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. Never heard of it? Neither had I until it was discovered on a routine blood test.

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    MGUS: Living With a Time Bomb

    by Holle Abee213

  • Whether you’re young or old, the thought of being housebound due to illness or disability is probably pretty horrifying. For some of us, though, it’s a reality—and not an easy one to live with.

    Keeping Motivated When You're Housebound

    Keeping Motivated When You're Housebound

    by BeckyC18

  • Spring is in the air, in spite of the six inches of snow outside, we are looking forward to a long hot summer. It's time to dig out those sexy shoes and sandals, time to uncover and show off those gorgeous legs; but wait, what is going on with the...

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    How to Get Rid of Toe Nail Fungus

    by Jo Alexis-Hagues30

  • A sleep disorder called catathrenia causes a person to moan in their sleep, which can make it difficult to sleep next to them. Yet, there are several methods which help to prevent this condition.

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    How to Stop Moaning in Sleep

    by David7

  • Your feet can itch for all kinds of reasons, ranging from skin irritations to systemic health issues. This article will explain everything you need to know about itchy ankles.

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    Itchy Ankles Explained

    by Sree Vani0

  • My father had amyloidosis, a rare disease that significantly impacted his health and ultimately led to his passing. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and risk factors.

    Amyloidosis: My Father's Illness

    Amyloidosis: My Father's Illness

    by Terrie Lynn0

  • Bright red blood in stool can be from a life-threatening medical condition. It can also be a false alarm, hence completely harmless.

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    Bright Red Blood in Stool

    by Edmund Custers1

  • The relative humidity level in your home can affect the creation of allergens, as well as worsen or relieve the symptoms associated with them. The presence of symptoms can affect the ability to sleep.

    Control Relative Humidity for Better Sleep

    Control Relative Humidity for Better Sleep

    by Shadowlighting0

  • 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.

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    Cancer Treatment & Biotechnology

    by Leah Lefler14

  • Unless you’re having unusual chest pains, you probably don’t have pericarditis—but I wanted to share my experience because of how quickly I was broadsided by this condition.

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    My Experience With Pericarditis

    by M. T. Dremer8

  • Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    Can You Detect Skin Cancer by Smell?

    by Patty Inglish MS33

  • Eczema is a distressing condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It afflicts children and adults alike.

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    What Is Eczema and How Do I Treat It?

    by Eugene Brennan10

  • Sleep paralysis is a fairly common condition characterized by either partial or total paralysis of muscles. It occurs upon awakening from sleep or falling asleep, and can be quite frightening.

    Sleep Paralysis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    Sleep Paralysis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

    by becauseilive359

  • Pilonidal cysts appear most commonly on the tailbone area at the top or near the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Most doctors believe that it is caused by an ingrown hair that then becomes infected.

    Pilonidal Cyst: What the Heck Is That?

    Pilonidal Cyst: What the Heck Is That?

    by fishtiger58221

  • Psoriasis is a chronic and recurring inflammatory condition of the skin. It has been linked to an increased incidence of obesity, heart disease, and strokes.

    Psoriasis, Obesity, and Heart Disease

    Psoriasis, Obesity, and Heart Disease

    by Linda Crampton20

  • Overtly religious condolences offered to non-believers during times of grief may feel fake, meaningless, or even rude. Learn how to deal with those feelings and understand what those sentiments mean.

    Accepting Religious Condolences as an Atheist

    Accepting Religious Condolences as an Atheist

    by Kylyssa Shay15

  • A dialysis (or renal) diet is one that is prescribed for people who have chronic renal failure and are on dialysis. Diet and nutrition are a vital part of living well with kidney disease/failure.

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    The Dialysis Diet: What It Is & Why It's Necessary

    by Dominique Powell2

  • Insomnia is a side effect of steroid use. It can vary in its intensity and duration, but it is quite normal given the way steroids interact with our bodies.

    Insomnia While on Solu-Medrol Steroids

    Insomnia While on Solu-Medrol Steroids

    by Jen's Solitude19

  • This article explains the lung disease of bronchiectasis, including tests and treatments. Childhood cystic fibrosis is also discussed, as it can be related.

    Bronchiectasis - Irreversible Lung Disease

    Bronchiectasis - Irreversible Lung Disease

    by Pamela Oglesby27

  • I used to suffer terribly from psoriasis. This alternative treatment restored my healthy skin, and I hope it will help you, too.

    Psoriasis Cure or Am I Dreaming?

    Psoriasis Cure or Am I Dreaming?

    by Jeffrey Watters9

  • I have epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder. Living with epilepsy is different but possible. For those who have been recently diagnosed, here are a few things to expect.

    Things About Epilepsy Nobody Tells You

    Things About Epilepsy Nobody Tells You

    by Cecil Kenmill68

  • Coronaviruses often cause mild to moderate problems in the respiratory tract, but the effects are sometimes more serious. One type of coronavirus is the MERS virus. This can produce a deadly infection in some people.

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    The Coronavirus and MERS: Viral Infection and Prevention

    by Linda Crampton22

  • Being diagnosed with scoliosis is stressful. Once you add in high school drama, lots of pain, and major surgery, you end up with my life story.

    Life With Scoliosis

    Life With Scoliosis

    by Laura1

  • If you have trouble falling asleep or maintaining a regular sleep pattern, foods with naturally high levels of melatonin can help you without the need for sleep medication.

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    Melatonin-Rich Foods to Help You Sleep

    by Marisa Hammond Olivares53

  • The side effects of chemotherapy can be difficult, but they are not as bad as many seem to believe. Here are the more common issues cancer patients face during chemo treatments.

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    What Really Happens to Chemotherapy Patients

    by Rebecca Burg3

  • Anemia is a condition in which you do not have enough red blood cells or your red blood cells do not carry oxygen efficiently. This can lead to many other complications. Knowing the symptoms of anemia can help you treat the condition before it gets worse.

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    The Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

    by xmetow9

  • 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.

    Diet and Food Tips for Colostomy Patients

    Diet and Food Tips for Colostomy Patients

    by Alobeda2

  • Atrial fibrillation and heart disease in general are topics that are close to my heart (no pun intended). I hope this article inspires you to look into your own health and take preventative measures where you can.

    Atrial Fibrillation: My Father Is Always Out of Rhythm!

    Atrial Fibrillation: My Father Is Always Out of Rhythm!

    by Sarah Hurst0

  • Appendicitis can be deadly, and what makes it scary is that it isn't always obvious that you have it. I didn't exhibit the usual signs of this condition—and I almost didn't get treatment in time.

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    by Steven Banker7

  • Remedies for every stage of the cold sore. If you get cold sores, these are some of the best ways I've found to get rid of them.

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    Get Rid of a Cold Sore Fast

    by JRs5

  • Hashimoto's is a complex illness with many different symptoms. Here is a snapshot of my experience fighting this debilitating disease, from the countless medical trials in my eight-year path to a correct diagnosis and my current methods for reclaiming my life despite its many difficulties.

    Hashimoto's Disease: My Life as a Zombie

    Hashimoto's Disease: My Life as a Zombie

    by Scarlett_RRL118

  • Have you ever seen someone who can bend their thumbs backwards? A hitchhiker's thumb is a recessive trait that causes this flexibility. Here is an explanation, complete with video and pictures.

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    What Is a Hitchhiker's Thumb?

    by Amy Gillie41

  • Acne is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of the sebaceous gland, hair, and hair follicle. Today, almost all types of acne and acne scars are treatable if correctly recognized.

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    Acne: Causes, General Care, and Treatment

    by Sherry Haynes0

  • Visiting a person who is terminally ill can be intimidating. I know this from personal experience; I had a brain tumor and spent over half a year in and out of the ICU.

    How to Comfort the Terminally Ill

    How to Comfort the Terminally Ill

    by shauna193410

  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) affects about 15% of the world's population and can lower the quality of life if left untreated. Read more about lifestyle changes that improve this health condition.

    IBS Information and Management

    IBS Information and Management

    by Miriam Parker5

  • Hair loss for a woman can be a devastating experience - and the search for a solution can sometimes be a frustrating ordeal. Learn about the options available to women facing severe hair loss.

    How Do I Stop My Hair From Falling Out?

    How Do I Stop My Hair From Falling Out?

    by Gemini Fox1

  • 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.

    Sciatic Pain—Natural Treatments & Home Remedies

    Sciatic Pain—Natural Treatments & Home Remedies

    by Kymberly Fergusson120

  • A body pillow is a long, firm pillow that supports your body while you sleep on your side. From snoring to acid reflux to brain health, a body pillow aids your health by helping you sleep better.

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    Better Sleep With a Body Pillow

    by GreenMind Guides0

  • Fibromyalgia sufferers are expected by many to be as productive as healthy people, despite dealing with constant pain and mental fogginess. Productivity tips for fibromites.

    How to Get Things Done With Fibromyalgia

    How to Get Things Done With Fibromyalgia

    by Kymberly Fergusson13

  • Traveling with back pain and sciatica is a challenge. I would like to share some useful tips from my personal experience, as well as guidance from others, that will make it easier for you.

    Back  Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    Back Pain and Sciatica Travel Tips

    by raintree13

  • Adult Sensory Processing Disorder (ASPD) is a relatively new category of sensory disease, although the problem itself is far from new.

    Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

    Adult Sensory Processing Disorder

    by Marye Audet55

  • This is the story of how my husband and I dealt with his colostomy, colostomy bag, stoma care, and several surgeries. I have included personal photos and informative videos, as well.

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    Colostomy and Colostomy Bag: Our Experience

    by Holle Abee15

  • Dysautonomia, any disorder of the Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System, is likely the most misdiagnosed condition of all time. Know the signs and symptoms of this invisible, chronic illness.

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    Dysautonomia: Invisible, Often Misdiagnosed

    by KellyFreeman LM78

  • Lack of sleep is very detrimental, not only to your daily life, but also to your health. I know from personal experience! Here are 20 strategies that helped me get a better night's sleep.

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    20 Tips That Helped Me Cure My Insomnia

    by just helen8

  • Have you ever wondered why you have such an itchy buttocks? Well, there are various reasons for a case of itchy buttocks, most of which are no big deal. You can breathe a sigh of relief now.

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    Symptoms and Causes of an Itchy Buttocks

    by Nicole Canfield0

  • If you're reading this, chances are you have Burning Mouth Syndrome, or I've perked your interest. It is a syndrome that has no exact answers.

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)

    Burning Mouth Syndrome (Yes, It's Real)

    by twocupswithtee14

  • Did you know that up to 80% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency? Coincidentally, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic levels in the United States. Is there a correlation between magnesium deficiency and diabetes?

    Magnesium Deficiency and Type 2 Diabetes

    Magnesium Deficiency and Type 2 Diabetes

    by Darlene Norris0

  • Most people today have heard of Crohn's disease but do not fully understand it. Here are three things you should know about the painful disease—from someone who has lived with Crohn's for over 20 years.

    The Truth About Crohn's Disease: Dispelling the Myths

    The Truth About Crohn's Disease: Dispelling the Myths

    by enchanted1373

  • 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!

    The Black Death in the 21st Century

    The Black Death in the 21st Century

    by Helen Murphy Howell33

  • Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is a growing global medical issue. "Persister" cells of the Lyme bacteria may be the cause of this life-changing chronic illness. The research is promising.

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    New Hope for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease

    by M G Del Baglivo2

  • I had a herniated disc (L5-S1) and suffered for five grueling months of different treatments before I got surgery. Here I explore those options I tried; others share their experiences in the comments.

    Herniated Disc - Treatment Options

    Herniated Disc - Treatment Options

    by Jason Menayan101

  • What does a green bowel movement in adults mean? Is it a sign of a serious medical condition? Green stool can be the result of several different causes, which range in severity. Learn more here.

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    What Does a Green Bowel Movement Mean?

    by Edmund Custers4

  • Tips for living with dizziness and inner ear disorders. These are the techniques I use to reduce my symptoms and get on with my life.

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    Eight Ways to Cope When You're Dizzy

    by Kim Kennedy33

  • I've had more than my fair share of urinary tract infections. This is what I've learned—from my doctor and through personal experience—about how to prevent them from happening in the first place.

    Daily Habits to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    Daily Habits to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

    by Andromeda107

  • Millions of people are affected by eczema. Understand what causes flare-ups, and learn how to maintain proper skin care.

    Healing From Eczema

    Healing From Eczema

    by Chernika Lipscomb0

  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating auto-immune disease. This article lists the disease factors, common symptoms and the best treatments for your disease.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis- Battle Inside the Body

    Rheumatoid Arthritis- Battle Inside the Body

    by Pamela Oglesby32

  • Do you find yourself crying in public and unable to control your tears? There are biological as well as emotional forces at play. Learn about easy ways to stop crying.

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    How to Control Tears and Stop Crying

    by Alison-Jean14

  • This article is about asthma in general, as well as specific triggers and treatments. Written by an experienced nurse.

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    Asthma Triggers and Treatments

    by Pamela Oglesby29

  • The caloric test examines inner ear function in patients who have balance problems or who suffer from dizziness. Knowing what to expect can ease anxiety about the procedure.

    Caloric Test for Dizziness - What to Expect

    Caloric Test for Dizziness - What to Expect

    by Kim Kennedy18

  • A pelvic hematoma can occur when there is serious trauma to the pelvic region. A hematoma in this region is a very serious condition that normally requires surgery.

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    Identifying and Treating a Pelvic Hematoma

    by Bobby0

  • 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.

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    Face It: You Just Might Have Pareidolia

    by Stephen Barnes13

  • This article explains an allergic reaction to minocycline, which is part of the tetracycline family. Puffiness and redness around the eyes are potential symptoms.

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    My Allergic Reaction to Minocycline

    by Jessica40

  • Information about pinched nerves, nerve damage, and peripheral neuropathy. Videos by health care professionals are included.

    Nerve Damage: My Experience

    Nerve Damage: My Experience

    by Holle Abee19

  • This article discusses the causes of excessive flatulence and the key methods to prevent and treat it.

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    Causes of Excessive Flatulence

    by Edmund Custers2

  • Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."

    Lupus Survival Guide

    Lupus Survival Guide

    by Charlotte Gerber20

  • The life expectancy of someone living with multiple sclerosis is somewhat lower than that of the general population. Recent research estimates the difference to be about 7 years.

    Multiple Sclerosis and Life Expectancy

    Multiple Sclerosis and Life Expectancy

    by Edmund Custers0

  • If you were diagnosed with cervical dystonia, you may be wondering what it is. I know I had no clue what it was when I was diagnosed with it.

    What Is Cervical Dystonia?

    What Is Cervical Dystonia?

    by Becca Hubbard-Woods2

  • Slipping rib syndrome occurs when one of the ribs intermittently slips out of place, thereby stretching the ligaments that support the front and back of the affected rib.

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    Slipping Rib Syndrome

    by Sree Vani1

  • I noticed my son itching the back of his knee and noticed it was not his eczema. It looked like warts. In fact, he had molluscum contagiosum. Find out what the condition is and how to treat it.

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    What Is Molluscum Contagiosum and How to Treat It

    by Karen Lackey12

  • A community of artists have popped up on YouTube to promote sleep and relaxation using ASMR, a tingling sensation caused by soft speaking and slow movements. These are my favorite ASMR channels.

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    My Top 15 Favorite ASMR Artists

    by Laura Smith11

  • This is my story about how I cured fibromyalgia—and how you can cure it, too.

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    How I Beat Fibromyalgia

    by Donna Steiner35

  • 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.

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    My Story of Misdiagnosed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    by Glenn Stok17

  • The causes, signs, and symptoms of having foot drop. This article is about my personal experience dealing with foot drop.

    Living With Foot Drop

    Living With Foot Drop

    by April Green1

  • My family has dealt with scabies twice, and I want to share what I've learned. In one case we struggled with these mites for over 3 months until completely getting rid of them within 2 days.

    How to Treat Scabies

    How to Treat Scabies

    by salmaguer4

  • In this article, I will share my journey with Efudix skin treatment. I've included photos to show how my skin changed and notes about how I felt throughout the process. I hope that reading about my experience will help anyone undergoing the same treatment.

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    My Journey Combatting Skin Cancer With Efudix

    by mawsonks34

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