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How To Prevent IT Band Syndrome

it band syndrome localizationIliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), also known as IT Band Syndrome, is a common sports injury among endurance athletes, mainly caused by overuse. This health problem manifests itself with an irritation of the IT band, which causes stinging pain on the outside of the knee. It usually occurs in long distance runners or biking enthusiast. You don’t need to be a professional athlete to suffer from IT Band Syndrome. Everyday sports enthusiast are also vulnerable to this type of injury. The good news is that, ITBS can be prevented by understanding the injury, knowing its main causes and taking some preventative measures. [click to continue…]

Evolution of Medical Devices and Future Prospects

When people think of medical devices they usually picture the machines that doctors and hospitals use to detect, diagnose, and treat disease. While those items definitely fit the definition, the truth is that many of us use medical devices in our daily lives. The thermometer, you use to take your temperature, is a medical device, as are the glucose meter and the syringes that a diabetic uses to manage his disease. Eyeglasses, ACE bandages, and even your bathroom scale are also all considered medical devices. [click to continue…]

Botox Shots For Treating Multiple Sclerosis

MS or also labeled as disseminated sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that manifests itself with the inflammation of the inner lining of brain and spinal cord cells, which leads to permanent damage of the central nervous system. The main symptom is located in the damaged area and patients usually complain of numbness or e sensation of tingling. If the weakness is more severe multiple sclerosis leads to paralysis, urinary incontinence. [click to continue…]

7 Food Additives That You Should Avoid

Food is the 2nd most important need for humans, after oxygen. We ingest it several times a day, because it comes with vital nutrients, which give us energy and strength for performing our daily routine. With global population increasing day by day, our stores end up with larger quantities of preserved nourishment. Natural or synthetic substances, known as food additives, are added to many popular foods in order to extend their validity, improve taste, flavor, color or texture. These additives are printed on the food labels and are directly named or have specific code numbers. [click to continue…]

What Is Osler’s Disease?

The complete name of this condition is Osler-Weber-Rendu disease and it’s a genetic disorder that causes abnormal vein growth. In smaller blood vessels these unhealthy developments are called telangiectases. This is why this condition is also known under the name of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). The sufferer develops red spots on the skin, experiences nosebleeds and many other symptoms that are caused by the dilating capillaries. This syndrome is inherited and on average parents pass the condition to at least one of two children. It’s very rare for the Osler’s disease to skip a generation. [click to continue…]

Can Syphilis Be Contracted From Lavatory Seats?

Syphilis is a dangerous sexually transmitted disease that can lead to serious health consequences if left untreated. It’s a bacterial infection that unfolds in three stages, if not timely detected. It starts with lumps which develop to ulcers. The second stage brings rashes, accompanied by fever and a general feeling of ill. Ultimately, syphilis can attack other organs of your body including heart or brain and can even lead to death. It’s very important to be informed about how syphilis is transmitted and know how to protect yourself from this nasty condition. [click to continue…]

15 Popular Herbs and Their Side Effects

Herbs are used in numerous alternative treatments and have hundreds of health benefits. However, it’s equally important to be aware that not all remedies are beneficial for everyone, as there are plenty side effects that you need to take account of. Conventional drugs load your liver with toxins and have plenty side effects, while plants are 100% natural and gentle with your body. However, herbs also contain powerful active substances that can cause more harm than good if combined with conventional treatments or if a patient suffers from a secondary disease. [click to continue…]

Common Causes for Gastritis

Do you have a burning sensation in your stomach, cramps behind your breastbone or acid regurgitation? Don’t overlook these symptoms, because untreated gastritis can lead to ulcer, a much more serious stomach condition. During gastritis the lining of the stomach gets inflamed. The lining is the main protector of the stomach wall, against acid secretions produced during digestion. Without this shield the wall is directly exposed to the action of acidic gastric juices and other substances that can irritate it. If this happens all conditions for the onset of gastric ulcer are met. This is why it’s very important to recognize main gastritis symptoms, like stomach burns and pains, in order to know how to react and avoid complications like ulcers. [click to continue…]

How To Cope With Heart Valve Disorder

The human heart has four valves, one for each chamber, divided, equally, in each half of the heart. Blood flows from the atria to the ventricles, whenever the triscupid and mitral valves open. They close when the ventricles are full, so that blood isn’t forced back, while the ventricles contract and force the aortic and pulmonary valves open. At this stage, blood is released from the heart towards the rest of the body, while ‘the pump’ prepares for the next cycle. Basically the four valves regulate the blood flow between heart, lungs and human body. Blood has to pass continuously in a single, forward, direction. When one of the valves stops from functioning normally, a patient is diagnosed with heart valve disease. [click to continue…]

Thermography – No Radiation Diagnosis

We all know how important a proper diagnose is in the medical field. Basically, it’s the first step made towards healing a disease. Often diagnose procedures like X-rays and CT exams can cause additional harm to the patient, because of the radiation exposure implied by the procedure itself. For example during a CT scan, the body is exposed to ionizing radiation which can harm the sufferers DNA and cause, in the worst case scenario, malignancy. So, there are some risks of inflicting cancers via a procedure that is aimed at diagnosing it. [click to continue…]