All you need to know about Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very…

A guide to Insulin Resistance

What Is It? Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key. It unlocks your cells to let in glucose (a kind of sugar) from your blood to make energy. Sometimes, this lock-and-key process doesn’t work. Then glucose builds up in your blood, even when you make more insulin. Scientists have some ideas, but they…

Are you at risk for a stroke?

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol can help minimize the risk of a stroke.Talk to your relatives about your family’s heart health history; if stroke runs in the family, you could have a higher risk. Exercising and sitting less could lower your risk of stroke.If you’ve already had a stroke, making lifestyle…

All you need to know about strep throat

What Is Strep Throat? Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria. Strep throat can affect children and adults of all ages. However, it’s especially common in children between the ages of 5 and 15. Sneezing and coughing can spread…

Scoliosis : Causes, symptoms and treatment

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve to the side. It can affect any part of the spine, but the most common regions are the chest area (thoracic scoliosis) and the lower section of the back (lumbar scoliosis). In most cases, the reasons for the change in shape are not known but…

10 Exercises to cure knee arthritis

Arthritis is a condition where the joints become swollen, hot, and often painful. One joint that is commonly affected by arthritis is the knee, the largest joint in the body. One form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). With OA, the hard tissue that covers the ends of the bones in a joint begins to break…

Managing IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that affects more of us than you might think. Even with a range of uncomfortable (and often disabling) symptoms like bloating, cramps, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, nausea and fatigue, many IBS sufferers go their whole lives without a diagnosis. Causes of IBS Certain things can trigger…

Dietary measures to prevent Inflammation

Inflammation is the cause of pain. Whether you’ve experienced muscle pain, gout, tendonitis or even arthritis – when inflammation starts, you’d do just about anything to make it stop. So what if you could help protect your body simply by the food you put in it? What inflammation actually is? Inflammation is part of the…

Atherosclerosis – Hardening of the arteries – Reduce the risk

Smooth and supple, healthy arteries expand and contract to move blood, oxygen and nutrients along towards your organs and tissues. Problems arise when your arteries become damaged, due to injury or disease. One of the culprits is atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which may start around the time you’re born and may progress through…

Gall bladder disease – Symptoms, prevention and treatment

Due to inappropriate diet and obesity, many people suffer from gall bladder disease. Gall bladder disease commonly affects overweight people as a result of high blood cholesterol levels. The consumption of foods that are rich in fat also contributes to the development of gall bladder disease and many people suffer from gall bladder affections as…

Absorption disorder – The body’s inability to absorb nutrients from what you eat

Overview of Absorption Disorders Absorption disorders, also sometimes called malabsorption syndromes, are characterized by problems digesting or absorbing substances (called nutrients) in the diet. Nutrients include vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates (e.g., sugars, starches), fats, and proteins. The term, “absorption disorder,” does not refer to a specific disease—in most cases, the disorders are related to another medical…

Must read : Peptic ulcer disease

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or digestive system. PUD causes ulcers (sores or lesions) in the lining (mucosa) of the stomach or first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Peptic ulcer disease often results in burning pain in the upper center of the abdomen. Substances that…