Asthma is the shortness of breath and wheezing caused by spasms of the bronchial tubes, overproduction of mucus, and by swelling of the mucous membranes. A combination of genetic and environmental factors is believed to be the cause of asthma, and currently there is no cure. Avoiding triggers, such as […]
What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is a condition that is generally described as a ringing noise or buzzing in one or both ears and in the head. It can be an intermittent noise, or it can be continuous, in which case it can be the cause of great distress. Most people […]
Fifty million adults. And over 300,000 children. That’s how many Americans have arthritis. Every day. In other words, 1/7th of the US population experiences joint pain on a regular basis. Arthritis, it appears, is rampant. And it doesn’t only affect grandma.
In healthy individuals, the body’s immune system fights off harmful viruses and bacteria, distinguishing them as negative and abnormal in comparison with the body’s normal tissue cells. However, for those with lupus, there is no distinction between the healthy body parts, and the viral or bacterial attackers. Therefore, lupus disrupts […]
It’s not every day that the conservative American Medical Association (AMA) comes out in favor of medical cannabis usage. But that’s just what they did, and it wasn’t yesterday, either. No, in fact it was almost twenty years ago – in 1997 – way before the current trend of state […]
My back is killing me. I threw out my back. I have a slipped disc. I’ve been to specialists – no one can tell me what’s causing my back pain. Most of us have heard people say any, or all, of the above statements concerning back pain. It seems as […]