from the staff of People's Medical Magazine

Bradycardia A Lesser Known But Equally Dangerous Condition

Unaware to many, there is an equally dangerous health condition called Bradycardia that is the opposite of Angina. In this case, the heart beats slower than what a normal heart should. Typically, a normal heart should beat about 60 to 100 times per minute when at rest. People with bradycardia however experience a heartbeat with less than 60 per minute. This can become a serious condition when the heart is

Self-Management Of Allergies

There are several home management solutions for allergies. Some actually work wonders. Here’s a collection of the best home medication recipes. Hay Fever Symptoms And Sinus Congestions To treat these symptoms you can use saline rinsing of the sinuses. Simply mix some salt into water and warm it a bit so that it is above room temperature. Rise your nose with this solution by either using a neti pot or

Get To Understand Celiac Disease

This is an autoimmune condition that happens in reaction to eating barley, rye or wheat. It is actually a response to the presence of gluten. While this disease has no cure, the good part is it can be avoided entirely by eliminating any food item with gluten in it. This disease starts mild and often goes undetected until its symptoms become more prominent. Years of eating gluten inflames the small

Automated External Defibrillators – When Do You Get One?

AED or Automated External Defibrillators can save lives when the heart stops beating. However, it does come with its own baggage and deciding whether to get one is a question of properly weighing the pros and cons together. Ever seen a television show where a patient is brought back to life by a doctor who blasts him with an electric shock and yells clear right before doing so? Such procedures

Causes Risk and Complications of Allergies

Basically when the immune system is triggered by a normally harmless foreign substance in the body, it develops into an allergy. The immune system ends up making antibodies to fight off the harmless substances but in the process these antibodies begin to produce symptoms because of the by-products of their existence such as histamine and the likes. Typical triggers include the following. Airborne allergens such as mold, dust mites, animal

What Stress Does To Your Behavior And Body

Stress has an adverse impact on your health even when you don’t realize it. The symptoms manifest as illnesses and they can affect your day to day operations. You may even blame an illness for it without realizing that stress is the main culprit. Common Symptoms Of Stress Stress symptoms are varied and they can affect your feelings, thoughts, body and even your overall behavior. Having the ability to recognize

Flu Shorts Are Important For Those With Heart Conditions

Those with heart diseases should consider flu shots as it can dramatically reduce flu-related complications. Moreover, there are many added benefits to taking a flu shot. The flu season for those with a heart condition can be a dangerous time. Added complications are commonplace especially with flu when you suffer from heart diseases. Thankfully, by taking flu shots you can reduce your chances of catching the virus. Doctors for long

Get To Understand Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammations. This is a disease has no known cure though treatments are known to alleviate most of the symptoms allowing an individual to live a normal life. The condition mostly affects the skin, blood cells, kidneys, joints, heart, lungs and brain. Symptoms can range anywhere from rash, fever, joint pain to fatigue. At times the conditions will flare up and then suddenly improve

Get To Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis

This chronic condition affects mostly the joints on your hands and feet. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder and occurs rather commonly across the globe. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure but treatments tend to help. The condition can last for a few days to few years and in rare cases for life. This condition occurs because of the immune system attacking its own cells and tissues, mostly in the

Heart Diseases And Spotting Them Early

The term heart disease actually refers to a variety of heart conditions. It is not a single disease but rather a classification of diseases that can affect the heart, blood vessels connecting the heart or the rhythm of the heart. This category even includes any birth defects with the heart, often called congenital heart defects. Heart disease is a commonly used term and it is sometimes referred to as cardiovascular