Monthly Archives: January 2011

Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a disorder that causes severe lung damage and digestive problems that could result in malnutrition. The disease is inherited when both parents carry a recessive mutant gene. A child cannot inherit cystic fibrosis if only one parent carries the mutant gene. There is no known cure for this disease. Life span for cystic fibrosis patients have increased by nearly 25 years since the disease was first diagnosed. Signs and Symptoms of […]

Diverticulitis Treatment

Diverticulitis Treatment Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of the pouches in the digestive tract, most commonly affecting the sigmoid colon, which is part of the large intestine. It typically affects people over the age of 40, but it is not uncommon for a younger person to experience diverticulitis. Complications of diverticulitis could affect nearby organs and emergency surgery is sometimes required if the intestine has ruptured. The most common symptom of diverticulitis is abdominal pain. The most common sign […]

Defining Cystic Fibrosis – Sherri Smith

Defining Cystic Fibrosis – Sherri Smith Cystic Fibrosis affects more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States. It affects children by interrupting the work of the epithelial cells. These are cells that make up the sweat glands. They also line passageways inside the liver, pancreas, lungs, reproductive and digestive systems. Defining Cystic Fibrosis – Sherri Smith   A child inherits the Cystic Fibrosis gene from a parent in the form of a defective protein called Cystic Fibrosis […]

Reflexology and the Importance of Touch

Reflexology and the Importance of Touch Reflexology is in essence, touch therapy, and that is one of the reasons it is so effective in the healing process. Thanks to technology, the human touch has become obscured behind machines created to make our jobs “easier”.   If you think about it, doctors rely on machines to diagnosis illness, not by the hands. People have forgotten how important a hug really is to the human body and the mind.   For example, when you […]

Treating the Elderly with Reflexology

Treating the Elderly with Reflexology Americans spend more than one billion dollars every year on nonprescription medicines, and a vast majority of them are the elderly.  And not only are they expensive, the medications provide only temporary relief and in no way address the root of the problem.  What can you do about arthritis, constipation, fatigue, loss of muscle control, and other common complaints by the elderly sector of society?  There are some easy and effective holistic treatments that do […]

Finding the right smoking cessation program

Finding the right smoking cessation program You may have been smoking for years and probably was advised to stop several times. You know you want to quit but have not found the right will to do so. What is in store for you now? Honestly, the right will power to make one stop from his or her smoking habits may really be hard to come by for any individual. The years that one has been accustomed to the habit really gets into […]

How to Resolve Nail Fungal Infection

How to Resolve Nail Fungal Infection In order to avoid the onset of nail fungal infection, make sure your nails are always dry, clean, and well ventilated. The usual target of nail fungal infection is toe nails, but this doesn’t mean that finger nails are immune from fungi. Nail fungi usually infect toe nails due to a variety of factors. The most common factor is due to the poor aeration of toe nails, because of the cramped air space found in most shoes. Another factor involves […]

Throw Away the Glasses – Heal Glaucoma Naturally

Throw Away the Glasses – Heal Glaucoma Naturally Everyone has heard of Glaucoma, but what is it exactly? Glaucoma is a condition caused by excess pressure to the eyeballs. Although it sounds painful, most people have no idea they even have it. Glaucoma is scary because by the time the first symptoms show up it is too late to do anything about it. Once the downhill spiral begins, there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. Throw Away the […]

The Cause and Diagnosis of Diverticulitis

The Cause and Diagnosis of Diverticulitis Most in the medical field believe that eating a low-fiber content diet contributes to the occurrence of diverticulitis. When processed foods first became popular in the United states, people stopped eating fiber for the ease of preparing processed foods that often lacked fiber content it was at this time that doctors noticed an increase in the occurrence of diverticulitis. The Cause and Diagnosis of Diverticulitis   In areas such as the United States, the […]