Varicose Veins – Causes and Treatments

varicose veins - before and after at Clínica de Terapia VascularIf you wonder how some people have their veins on their legs looking prominently knotted, resembling a lot to thick snakes, understand that these are called varicose veins. However, the good news is that they can be destroyed or removed without hampering blood circulation in the leg because they are just a part of the superficial system, while the real venous system in the legs lies much deeper.

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Top 6 Diabetes Management Tips

diabetes managementIf you have been diagnosed or are likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, you better start taking care of yourself. Believe it or not, you can live well with the disease provided you take due care. If you make some simple lifestyle changes, manage stress, become active and eat well, you can not only keep your blood sugar in control, but with natural remedies for diabetes, you can even reduce it.

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Thyroid Problems

thyroid problemsGrave’s disease is a condition which causes thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormones in excess. Since thyroid gland controls functioning of all vital organ system of the body,it becomes extremely critical to have normal levels of thyroid hormones.In Grave’s disease, the body starts producing antibodies against the thyroid gland, which, in response to the antibodies attack, start producing hormones in excess. This condition is called as hyperthyroidism.

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Adrenal Fatigue – Things Your Should Know

adrenal fatigueYou might have read of the term ‘adrenal fatigue’ in health magazines and websites and you might have thought of it as some sort of weakness. However, it’s a collective term of many indications like fatigue, body pains, sleep disturbances, problems in digestion and nervousness. Surprisingly, adrenal fatigue has not been accepted as a medically diagnosed condition.

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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit News – What’s the Truth?

talcum powder and ovarian cancerThe talc lawsuit news proving the link between baby or adult talcum powder and ovarian cancer has shaken the nerves of common consumers. It’s indeed terrible to learn that a simple and seemingly one of the most popular and commonly used hygiene products like talcum powder can cause havoc to women’s health and lead them to death. Johnson & Johnson, a leading manufacturer of this popular product has already incurred a fine of $55 million in only a single case against their product and still a number of other cases against them are pending in different courts. What is the truth behind the lawsuits? Let’s see.

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Tinnitus Causes and Symptoms

buzzing in the earsIf you’re experiencing an occasional buzzing (or ringing, tinkling, hissing or roaring) in your ears, which doesn’t get better or go away after a few minutes, you are probably suffering from a condition called tinnitus. People with tinnitus may hear sounds which don’t come from their surrounding and nobody else can hear. These sounds may keep pace with your breathing, heartbeat; they may be constant or come-and-go. This buzzing in the ears is most common in people older than 40, especially in male patients.  Continue reading Tinnitus Causes and Symptoms

Diabetes and Eye Problems

diabetic-retinopathyWhen diagnosed with diabetes, people usually experience a wide-ranging mix of emotions and they start to wonder how that condition would affect their lives. Although diabetes is a complex condition and there’s still no cure for it, you can dramatically reduce its potential impact by learning how to manage your medical situation. Since diabetes is closely linked with many conditions that can impair vision, it’s of high importance to do everything you can to prevent possible eye problems. Continue reading Diabetes and Eye Problems

Sleep Apnea – General Information

sleep apnea 1Most of people don’t think that snoring is something they should be overly concerned about. Nevertheless, loud, frequent snoring may be a sign of a common and potentially serious disorder, sleep apnea. If you suffer from this medical condition, your breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you’re sleeping. Sleep apnea often goes unrecognized, even though it is treatable. If you learn to identify its warning signs and how to distinguish sleep apnea from normal snoring, you’ll be able to overcome this disorder and sleep well at night. Continue reading Sleep Apnea – General Information

How to Live With a Herpes Infection?

living with herpesWith the word “herpes” an uneasy feeling arises in one’s mind. We often tend to ridicule the word and the sufferer of the disease, instead of thinking seriously about it, and perhaps due to this viewpoint, there is a good deal of misconceptions exist about herpes and the difference between herpes infection and other common sexually transmitted infections.

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The Herpes Virus Infection – Basic Facts

herpes infectionWhat do we know about viruses? They are special germs, much smaller than bacteria, which cannot survive and multiply without “hosts” such as people, plants and animals. Once a virus enters our body, it invades some of its cells and, in general, takes over the cell machinery making it produce more viruses which are later going to infect more and more cells. There are many viral infections from the common to quite dangerous ones, such as Ebola, HIV and warts. The herpes family of viruses causes various medical conditions; some chronic, annoying and depressing like genital or oral herpes, other very painful like shingles. Continue reading The Herpes Virus Infection – Basic Facts