Weakness, tingling or pain in the leg result from conditions that affect the sciatic nerve, a large nerve formed by the nerve roots coming out of the spinal cord into the lower back and branches down to the back of the leg, ankle and foot. Learn about exercises that can relieve sciatic nerve pain.
Using a planner to create a diabetic menu for meals and snacks can be helpful in controlling blood sugar levels, reducing weight and preventing the complications of the disease. Learn the different practical methods of planning a diabetic diet and find out out which one is suitable for you.
Learn how to plan a menu for a 1800 calorie diet using exchanges and carbohydrate counting methods. This diet plan is designed for reducing weight, decreasing the risk for diabetes type 2 and lowering blood sugar levels.
The Zone diet recommends that a strict balance in the intake of proteins, carbohydrates and fat can bring about weight loss with a boost in energy levels and other health benefits. Learn more about tips and sample meal plans to achieve weight loss with the Zone diet.
Cancer patients are often in need of financial help. The disease is overwhelming not only physically and emotionally since it also strains individuals and families of resources for medical as well as everyday needs. Find out where to get financial support for cancer patients.
Traditional management of diabetes involves diet management which recommends a low fat, high carbohydrate diet in combination with regular exercise. However, recent studies show that a low carb diet has many benefits. Learn more about type 2 diabetes and the metabolic diet – are they compatible?
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death due to cancer in men. Aside from surgery hormone treatment can be given to delay advancement of the disease and increase survival. Find out more about hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an atypical antipsychotic drug that has been found to be effective for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and generalized anxiety disorders. Read on for an insight into Seroquel for bipolar depression – its benefits and side effects.
Juvenile diabetes or type 1 diabetes afflicts many children, teenagers and young adults. Parents are often concerned about how teenagers must cope with the challenges of growing up and managing the disease. Learn more about diabetes in teenagers and how to promote self care.
Many drugs that are prescribed to improve a patient’s moods, behavior and emotions may produce weight gain, increased blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Learn more about psychotropic drugs related to diabetes and high blood sugar and what can be done to manage these unwanted effects.
Although there is common agreement that all melanomas should be surgically removed, controversy lies in the extent to which the margins around the lesions should be involved. Learn more about malignant melanoma resection margins and the benefits of surgical treatment.
Can diabetics eat snacks and dessert without losing blood sugar control? Of course! By adapting diabetic recipes, reading labels and making the right choices people can enjoy tasty treats with low sugar for diabetics.
There are a number of studies with conflicting results about the effects of caffeine in the metabolism of glucose, on insulin resistance and other possible side effects. Find out if diabetes and caffeine are compatible and if there are risks involved.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest stage of abnormal cell growth within a milk duct of the breast. Find out how early detection and immediate treatment of DCIS cancer can be done to prevent progression to full-blown breast cancer.
Veins in the lower rectum and anal canal often become swollen and lead to pain and bleeding. Blood streaks found in the stools may be a cause of alarm but these bleeding hemorrhoids are usually not serious. Learn more about the treatment for bleeding hemorrhoids and how they can be prevented.