Although umbilical hernias typically occur in infants, adults can also develop them if they are overweight, pregnant or have excess fluid in the abdomen. Surgery is generally recommended to repair the hernia, but there are natural remedies that can be used to treat or prevent them from recurring.
Up to 30 percent of Americans endure bouts of hay fever to varying degrees, especially in the spring when pollen counts are high. There are many natural remedies that can be used to prevent the symptoms of hay fever as well as provide relief once they begin.
The raised red bumps, lumps and welts of a hives outbreak can cause uncontrollable itching. There are many treatment options to help lessen the itch of hives, including OTC medications and home remedies.
Anxiety over one’s health is common, especially with the amount of medical information that is so easily accessible. However, this anxiety can turn into a fearful obsession with developing a serious disease, known as hypochondriasis. This article describes the signs and symptoms of this disorder.
Hypochondriasis, or the obsessive fear of having a serious medical condition or illness, can cause great distress and have a detrimental impact on a person’s daily life. Although the exact cause is unknown, this article discusses the factors that may contribute to the development of the disorder.
Hypochondriasis is a mental disorder that causes the sufferer to believe or constantly fear that they have an undiagnosed serious medical condition. This article is a look at the hypochondriasis medications available to help hypochondriacs.
In the late 1970s, Billy Milligan pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for a series of rapes committed on the Ohio State University campus. His lawyers argued that Milligan suffered from multiple personality disorder and was not criminally responsible for his actions.
Peptic ulcer bleeding is a common and potentially deadly complication of peptic ulcer disease. Find out what causes a peptic ulcer to bleed, what are the signs and symptoms to look for and what treatment options are available for controlling the bleeding.
A common and very painful symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, are esophageal spasms. Fortunately, managing GERD pain spasms of this type can be accomplished through medications and lifestyle changes. Find out how GERD pain spasms can be successfully managed.
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) occurs when the body produces too many eosinophils, a type of white blood cell primarily responsible for attacking parasites and allergens, causing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. What are the symptoms and causes of EGID and is it treatable?
Also known as the “slapped cheek disease” or erythema infectiosum (EI), fifth disease is a very contagious, but mild viral infection that primarily affects school-aged children. Read on to find out what causes fifth disease.
Children with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) will impulsively act out in an overly aggressive and sometimes violent manner. But, is it a real disorder or just extreme temper tantrums?
Individuals suffering from intermittent explosive disorder (IED) tend to grossly overreact in anger to seemingly minor incidences. Find out what are the best treatment options for curing intermittent explosive disorder.
There is a definite correlation between asthma medications and vision problems. Find out which asthma medications can cause short-term and long-term vision problems, what those problems are and what can be done to prevent them from developing.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a very common cause of lower back pain that develops as people age. Find out what are the causes and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, along with prevention and available treatment options.
Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases and is the leading cause of absenteeism in school-age children. Find out why a management plan for asthma and preschool settings is necessary and how it can be successfully done.
The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown but could exposure to heavy metals such as lead, mercury and iron be partly to blame? Learn more about the link between heavy metal toxicity and rheumatoid arthritis.
How do people get mycoplasma pneumoniae? Learn how mycoplasma pneumoniae is spread and the symptoms of the infection.
What is dermatomyositis? Learn information about the rare disease and signs and symptoms. Also, learn how to use treatment to relieve symptoms of dermatomyositis.
Keeping your blood sugar at a normal level is important during pregnancy. Once a woman is pregnant there can be a loss of glucose tolerance. Watching your diet can prevent you from developing gestational diabetes and have a happier pregnancy.