Giardia infection (giardiasis)

By Mayo Clinic Staff Definition Giardia infection (giardiasis) is an intestinal infection caused by a microscopic parasite that's found worldwide, especially in areas with poor sanitation...

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

By Mayo Clinic Staff Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate...

Prolapsed Disc (Slipped Disc)

A prolapsed disc often causes severe lower back pain. The disc often presses on a nerve root which can cause pain and other symptoms...

One Possible Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Ruled Out

By Nancy Maleki (dailyRx News) While the exact cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains unclear, research over the years has pointed to some potential culprits....

Kidneys and Urinary Tract

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. The kidneys filter the blood to remove wastes and produce urine. The...

JUGGLING DIABETES AND CANCER AND HOW PEOPLE COPE WITH BOTH ?

As published in Indian Express on January 5, 2013 - A US Study says people with Type 2 Diabetes have an increased risk of...

Tips for Coping with Diabetes-Related Stress

By Emily Loghmani, MS, RD, LDN, CDEMar 16, 2014 Managing a chronic illness like diabetes can cause stress. Every day, the person with diabetes must...

Diabetes

By Mayo Clinic Staff Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose...

Slipped Disc – Symptoms, Causes, and Cautions

The pain and discomfort that a condition, like slipped disc carries with it, is better left undescribed. However, what may be described are the...

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.   By Mayo Clinic Staff...

Herniated disk

By Mayo Clinic Staff A herniated disk refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack...

Slipped disc – What are the symptoms of a slipped disc?

BMJ Group Medical Reference webmd Back pain can be caused by many different things. Only about 1 in 25 people withpain in their lower back have a slipped disc. If...

Herniated Disc Defined and Explained

By Mark Flood, D.O. Chances are you’ve heard of herniated discs. However, unless you’ve been diagnosed with this specific condition, it’s likely you don’t know...

Causes of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

The cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is not clear. Certain factors tend to increase risk, but in some cases, no risk factors show...

Liver Disease

Liver Disease Facts The liver plays an important role in many bodily functions from protein production and blood clotting to cholesterol, glucose and iron metabolism. A...