11 Natural Ways Of Treating Tonsilitis

Tonsillitis means infection of tonsils. Now tonsils are a pair of masses (lymph nodes) which are formed by specific types of cells and tissue which are located in the throat. These tonsils are have a function of protecting the body against respiratory or throat infections. They tend to engulf the bacteria and disease causing organisms and thus keep the body protected. When these tonsils themselves get inflamed and infected, the condition is called tonsillitis. It is mostly seen in [...]

Symptoms and Treatment Of Gallstones 

Gall bladder is an organ of the digestive system which helps in digesting fats. It stores a fluid called bile juice which is produced by the liver. When food enters digestive system, this bile is released and it aids in process of digestion. Some times what happens is that some substances in this bile juice crystallises and forms stones. Usually when the substances like cholesterol or bilirubin increase in amount in the bile fluid, stones might develop. These stones [...]

8 Natural Ways Of Treating Depression

Depression could be a serious illness that needs immediate attention and treatment. According to mental health expert the best natural treatment for depression is “Talking”. Several types of talk therapies are advised by the doctor depending upon the patient’s conditions. Some majorly recommended therapies are interpersonal therapy, cognitive therapy and psychodynamic therapy. If we group these therapies, they are collectively known as psychotherapy. Though depression is often treated with medications which are referred as antidepressants, but it may have [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Skin Cancer

Firstly, cancer is an abnormal growth of cells; the cells grow without any full stop, they keep on dividing. These cells are bad cells which damage the normal good cells and wear them off from their nutrition, like a parasite does. So, basically because of bad cells, the good cells are affected. Now, the cancer originates in one place and later it spreads to other parts of the body. So if the cancer originates in the skin, on progressing [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder which is chronic in nature. It occurs in ages between 15-35 years and cannot be cured. This skin disease is not active all the time; it can showcase itself strongly and flare up at some incidents and otherwise it does not appear at all and stays in a remission state. The normal functioning of the skin is to regenerate itself at constant intervals and remove the damaged skin simultaneously. What happens in psoriasis is [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Dyslexia

In simple language Dyslexia can be explained as a learning disorder. Learning disorders are very pre-dominant mental disorders in children with varied disabilities. Children who are dyslexic are not able to read write and learn properly. Usually before the schooling begins it is difficult to understand whether the child is dyslexic. The typical signs seen prior to schooling are that the child is a slow learner; simple tasks like learning a nursery rhyme is not done properly by the [...]

Causes And Treatments Of Hypertension

Hypertension means high blood pressure; and as the term explains it is high tension of bood. So, what do you understand by blood pressure? Blood pressure is pressure exerted by the flowing blood laterally on the walls of blood vessels. Now we know that heart pumps blood into arteries which then go ahead and supply blood to different parts of the body. Due to certain conditions or disorders when this blood pressure increases above normal values; the patient is [...]

Causes And Treatments Of Heart Attack

Heart disease is one of the commonest conditions affecting world population. It is also known as ‘coronary heart disease’. What happens in coronary heart disease is that due to some problems with the body, specifically the circulatory system; heart doesn’t get enough oxygenated blood. When the heart doesn’t get oxygen rich blood (ischemia), some of the heart tissue starts wearing off (infarction) which results in chest pain (angina). If these conditions are not treated and diagnosed efficiently, it might [...]

Symptoms And Treatments Of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disorder in which the air-ways are affected. Now we must first understand that the trachea carries the inhaled air into the two bronchi which further divide into bronchioles and number of alveoli (more than 300 million).These alveoli are very thin capillaries which exchange oxygen with the impure blood in the lungs, purifying it and returning the impure air and carbon dioxide to external environment by process of exhalation. In case of asthma, these airways, meaning [...]

Symptoms And Treatments Of Bunion

Bunion which is scientifically called hallux valgus is a kind of bone deformity. It is not a disease; what happens is that the big toe is pushed to the next toe which causes misalignment of the joint of the big toe. This problem with the alignment causes the joint of the big toe to move outwards resulting in enlargement of the joint and in some cases inflammation and swelling. In some cases where your last small toe is involved [...]

Causes And Treatment Of Bed Wetting

Bed wetting which is known as nocturnal enuresis can be explained by unintentional urination at night-time. If you see involuntary passing of urine is usually observed in children. Control on passing urine is generally achieved with daytime urination first and subsequently with night time urination. This overall control is achieved by 4 years of age. However in some kids this is not the case; even after 4 years they do not develop a control on their bladder. This is [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease which was identified in the early 19th century is an autoimmune disease (body produces antibody against itself) of the thyroid gland which causes excessive release of thyroid hormone, called hyperthyroidism. Now let us understand these complicated terms. Thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped organ situated in your throat which releases hormones called thyroid hormones; reduced levels of thyroid hormone release is called hypothyroidism and excessive release is called hyperthyroidism. The function of thyroid hormones is to [...]

Cervical Cancer Symptoms And Treatments

Cervical Cancer Symptoms And Treatments

Cancer is abnormal growth of cells which go on expanding vigorously and this damages other neighbouring organs. These cancerous growth cells keep the normal cells devoid of their nutrition and cause in cell death. Cancer originates at a certain organ level and eventually spreads to other parts of the body. The usual way of tagging a cancer is by naming it as per the region of it origin. According to this cervical cancer is a type of cancer which [...]

7 Causes And Treatment Of Tinnitus

7 Causes And Treatment Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition or a symptom and not a disease. It may appear due to some other sub-ordinate cause. Tinnitus is basically ringing of ears and this ringing sound doesn’t come from outside; it comes from inside of the ear. This condition might be so mild in cases so as to not cause any trouble and the person can easily lead his life or it might be severe enough to disrupt ones quality of life and even lead [...]

10 Types And Treatment Of Bronchitis

10 Types And Treatment Of Bronchitis

Bronchi (Singular form: bronchus) are one of the major parts of our respiratory system. Each bronchus are attached with our lungs and passes the air that we inhale. While exhaling out air, it passes through lungs via bronchi and the external respiratory organ (nose) excretes out the exhaled air. This air passage has mucous layer lining to trap the dust and infectious materials and protect the lungs from invading organisms and pollutants. Bronchitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs [...]

Types And Treatment Of Meningitis

Types And Treatment Of Meningitis

Meningitis; as the term explains itself is the inflammation of ‘meningitis’ which is basically the membrane covering of brain and spinal cord. Normally, our brain is tightly covered and protected by a barrier which is called the blood brain barrier. When infection causing microbes are successful to cross this barrier, meningitis occurs. Some of the most common symptoms of meningitis are headache, fever and feeling of stiffness in the neck. Meningitis usually occurs in subjects with low immunity like [...]

Symptoms and Treatment Of Diabetes

Symptoms And Treatment Of Diabetes

Diabetes is a carbohydrate metabolic disorder. Insufficiency of insulin hormone or lack of functionality of insulin causes diabetes. Diabetes are of two types: Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a genetic disorder and is an irreversible condition. It mainly occurs in childhood (less than 20 years of age). In this condition, sufficient insulin is not produced in the patient’s body and lack of insulin is the reason of increased blood sugar level. Type 2 Diabetes [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Down Syndrome

Symptoms And Treatment Of Down Syndrome

Down’s syndrome is one the commonest and widely seen genetic birth defect which ultimately is responsible for a number or physical and mental disabilities. Let us first understand what genetic disorders are. We know our body is made up of millions and trillions of cells; these cells contains nucleus which contains DNA and our DNA is made up of chromosomes which define the body characteristics of a newborn. Normally we have 23 pair of chromosomes; when this formation of [...]

7 Types Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

7 Types Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are types of communicable diseases and are transferred from one person to another via sexual transmissions. Sexual transmission includes spreading of infection by vaginal, anal or oral sexual route. The predominance of these diseases is very common and the number of infected person is increasing day by day. During sexual contact, some of the protective measures can help to prevent the transmission of infections. Safe sexual contact measures include discontinuing sex with multiple sex partners, [...]

Causes, Symptoms And Treatments Of Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis. Crystals of uric acids are deposited in and around the joints causing pain, inflammation and redness. The frequency of crystals deposition is high in the big toe. Other commonly affected joints are ankles, knees, elbows, thumbs and fingers. The rate of incidence of this disease is high. The disease onset is sudden with extreme pain and inflammation. Immediate treatment helps to diminish the symptoms but the condition may reversible at any time. At [...]

Symptoms And Treatment Of Autism

Symptoms And Treatment Of Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is developed due to complicated neuronal disorder. ASD is very common in children. Males are more prone to develop this disease compare to females. The disease can be characterized by degenerated social health, interactive complications, restrained, repeated and unoriginal or stereotyped behavior. The list of symptoms is long but it is not necessary that all the symptoms are prominent to autistic. Depending upon the individual patient the symptoms varies. Some of the symptoms may also [...]

Symptoms And Treatments Of Seronegative Spondarthritis

Symptoms And Treatments Of Seronegative Spondarthritis

The term itself sounds so grave and complex, just imagine how the disease would be!!!Let’s try and simply things; beginning from the ground level. About half a century ago any case of arthritis with inflamed joints was termed as rheumatoid arthritis. Later on the researchers identified a group of antibodies which were there in the blood or serum of the arthritic patient. These antibodies were termed ‘rheumatoid factors’. So as simple as it is, patients who showed these antibodies [...]

Causes, Symptoms And Treatments Of Ulcerative Colitis

Causes, Symptoms And Treatments Of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),it affects mainly large intestine and rectum. Eroding away the skin or mucous layer causes lesions and called ulceration and inflammation on the mucus lining of the colon. In ulcerative colitis, the lesion occurs in large intestine (Bowel) and rectum that causes inflammation at the lining of the bowel. Ulcerative colitis can occur in any age. Rapid peristalsis movement occurs due to the swelling in the colon which causes faster gastric emptying. [...]

Causes, Symptoms And Treatments Of Adenoiditis

Causes, Symptoms And Treatments Of Adenoiditis

Adenoid is a very less commonly used word for tonsil. Adenoids are the irregular soft tissues located at each side of the throat behind the nose and above the mouth. The adenoids are responsible for trapping the harmful germs which can enter through nose or mouth. They provide defense against germs and help to maintain the throat health. With the increasing of age, adenoids shrink in size. Adenoids cannot easily been seen by the opening of our mouth. They [...]

Symptoms And Treatments Of Ankylosing Spondylites

Symptoms And Treatments Of Ankylosing Spondylites

By the definition, Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic lifelong disease which belongs to the category of inflammatory arthritis which is autoimmune in nature. Basically, there is inflammation of joints, especially spinal joints which ultimately causes severe pain that is mostly chronic and serious discomfort. Along with pain & inflammation there is lot of body stiffness in and around your shoulders, ribs, hip, heels and small joints. The inflammation and stiffness might lead to formation of new bones or fused [...]

7 Treatments For Hypothyroidism

7 Treatments For Hypothyroidism

The under-production of thyroid hormones can be overcome by administration of synthetic hormonal therapies. The goal of the treatment is to reset the metabolic activity and reverse the worsening condition of the body. In some cases, associated symptoms are so severe that symptomatic treatments are recommended for improving the patient’s condition. During pregnancy, the detection of hypothyroidism and effective treatment is an important factor because deficiency of thyroid hormone leads to congenital abnormality and mental retardation which become a [...]

10 Causes And Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

10 Causes And Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a disorder that occurs due to low production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland. The structure of thyroid gland is quite similar to the butterfly and it is present in front of the lower base of the neck. Although three types of hormones are mainly secreted from the thyroid gland, named as Triiodothyronine (T3), Thyroxine (T4) and Calcitonin. But, Hypothyroidism mainly occurs due to under production of T3 and T4. Another hormone is also responsible for [...]