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Janet Hamilton

  • Low Testosterone Treatments

    Testosterone is the hormone that gives men characteristics such as facial hair, fertility, developed muscle tone, and deep voices. Low testosterone is treated by replacing the testosterone that would normally be produced by the body. Testosterone replacement therapy should always be closely monitored by a doctor, as there may...
  • Glaucoma Symptoms

    Glaucoma is often thought of as a single disease, but the term actually describes a group of eye conditions that cause optic damage and possible loss of vision. Usually, the damage is caused by abnormally high pressure within the eye, and glaucoma is one of the primary causes of...
  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive heart failure is a progressive condition in which your heart does not pump or fill efficiently. In other words, blood flow through your heart is abnormal. The condition is chronic, which means it cannot be cured. There are, however, many treatment options available to help slow progression and...
  • Stress and Heart Health

    New data sheds light on the mechanism behind stress and heart health. Many heart attacks occur due to the coronary arteries being blocked by blood clots that have been formed when plaques of cholesterol have ruptured. When blood is not flowing in the blocked arteries, it leads to the...
  • Thyroid Cancer

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the throat. It makes hormones out of iodine and knows how much to release because of the pituitary gland. Once released, the hormones are then sent throughout the body to control your metabolism. Your metabolism is more than just how fast your burn...
  • Preventing Sciatica

    Sciatica is essentially a symptom that consists of pain, tingling, muscle weakness, or numbness along the sciatic nerve. Inflammation or injury in the gluteal area or lower back of the body can irritate the sciatic nerve leading to various symptoms trailing down the leg in the back or even...
  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of virtually body-wide pain. Although it is still not completely understood, it seems to be characterized by poor sleep, cognitive problems, head-to-toe pain and stiffness, and a variety of other physical and psychological symptoms severe enough to interfere with everyday life. Although the exact...
  • Muscle Pain Causes

    Muscle pain, or “Myalgia” is a symptom of a larger condition or disease. This type of pain is usually localized, affecting just one or more muscles or parts of the body. Almost everyone experiences sore, aching muscles now and then. Muscle pain can range from mild to excruciating, and...
  • Gum Disease Remedies

    Gum disease is a bacterial infection that begins as gingivitis, which is an inflammation of your gums. Fortunately, if caught early enough, the infection is reversible and easy to treat. There are several natural remedies that may be effective at treating your gum disease. However, it’s important to note that,...
  • Gum Disease Stages

    Gum disease is a progressive infection in your gums and surrounding teeth and bones. Although the infection can occur at any age, it is most common among adults. If left untreated, gum disease can cause serious destruction to your teeth, gums, and bone. There are three main stages of gum disease....
  • Gingivitis Prevention

    According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, almost 53 percent of Americans beyond 20 years old have gingivitis. On the other hand, it is most normal in Hispanic Americans and African Americans and is general more ordinarily found in men than ladies. There is an assortment...
  • Prostate Cancer Causes

    Even though medical advancements are made every day, medical researchers still don’t really know what causes prostate cancer. Fortunately, advances in diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer look very hopeful. Possible Causes Some men inherit the hereditary prostate cancer gene 1, or the HPC1 gene. Unhealthy changes in the...
  • Coffee and Miscariages

    So, it might seem like the occasional morning espresso is harmless during the nine months of your pregnancy. And who knows, maybe you weren’t even aware you were pregnant for the first few months of it! And that’s okay. A recent study shows that while the one-in-a-while coffee isn’t...
  • Miscarriage Facts

    Also referred to as a spontaneous abortion, a miscarriage is the sudden loss of pregnancy before the 20th week. However, it occurs most often before the 12th week. About 15% to 20% of all confirmed pregnancies will result in miscarriage, but as many as 75% of all conceptions will end up as miscarriages. The...
  • Miscarriage Risk Factors

    Also referred to as a spontaneous abortion, a miscarriage is defined as the sudden loss of a fetus during the early stages of pregnancy—usually before the 20th week. According to the American Pregnancy Association, approximately 10% to 25% of all clinically confirmed pregnancies will end in miscarriage. The causes of miscarriage...
  • Cancer Causes

    Cancer is a general name given to over 100 different individual diseases that develop because cells begin to reproduce out of control. When this occurs, these new abnormal cells can then invade other healthy tissues. Once there are enough cancer cells, they will then form a tumor, although there are some that do not, such as those...
  • Cancer Symptoms

    Cancer is a group of diseases that manifest themselves in a variety of ways. As cancer grows, it will begin to put pressure on certain nerves, blood vessels, and organs. As a result of this constant pressure, signs and symptoms will begin to present themselves. How the signs and...
  • Cancer Treatments

    From the moment that cancer is detected, it can be very scary. After all, cancer is one of the leading causes of death for all age groups and both genders. However, while cancer is not yet curable, there have been many advances that have changed the way that it...
  • Cancer Stages

    We’ve all heard cancer described as being in a particular stage, with higher numbered stages more serious than lower numbers. But what do these numbers actually mean? Most doctors use a staging system called TNM, which measures tumor formation (T), lymph node involvement (N), and the presence of metastasis. 1....
  • Bone Cancer Symptoms

    Bone cancer is a primary or secondary form of cancer. Primary bone cancer is where it begins in the bone. From there, the cancer will then begin to develop in the cells of the bones. Secondary bone cancer is where it begins in other areas of the body. Once...
  • Liver Cirrhosis Stages

    Liver cirrhosis is a progressive condition where scar tissue replaces the healthy tissue of your liver, which eventually results in your liver’s inability to function properly. This happens because the scar tissue prevents the flow of blood through the liver and slows the processing of nutrients, hormone, drugs, and...
  • Diagnosing Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder. Bladder cancer symptoms can include blood in your urine, pain urinating, and pelvic pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or any other symptoms that worry you, see your doctor as soon...
  • Narcolepsy Treatments

    If you are prone to daytime exhaustion, poor sleep at night, and falling suddenly into a deep sleep regardless of what you might be doing at the time, you might have a sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. While little is known about the cause of narcolepsy, and there is no...
  • Night Eating Syndrome

    A Night Eating Syndrome, NES, is an eating disorder that is typically characterized by eating later in the night and very little during the day. According to WaldenCenter.org, it is a disorder that is often characterized by a delayed circadian cycle (biological clock) of consumption pattern. It affects about...
  • Drinking During Pregnancy

    Drinking During Your Pregnancy? Drinking alcohol while pregnant is a risk that may cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) to develop in the unborn child. There is no guarantee that FAS will happen, but it can. The symptoms of FAS can be assessed not only at birth but also at...
  • Delirium Tremens

    Although most habit-forming drugs result in addiction, and therefore withdrawal symptoms, of all these chemicals only two can be deadly upon the cessation of the substance: benzodiazepines and alcohol. Delirium tremens (DTs) refers specifically to the severe symptoms that occur as a result of withdrawal from alcohol. Here’s a...
  • Aspirin and Cancer Risk

    Your entire body is made up of cells, which make up the tissues in your body, which a make up your organs. Your organs allow for your body to function and are responsible for various body processes that are necessary for living. Sometimes, however, your cells undergo uncontrolled growth...
  • Ulcerative Colitis

    Ulcerative colitis is a set of chronic provocative bowel diseases. This disease is characterized by provocative infection of the colon and rectum. Crohn’s disease is about spreading inflammation from the rectum and on the intestinal mucosa but this disease is limited. Both women and men are affected by it....
  • Ulcerative Colitis Treatments

    Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the colon in which tiny open sores and inflammation develop and produce, pus, mucous, and extreme discomfort of the digestive tract. An abnormal response of the body causes the immune system to mistake materials in the intestine for invading substances, and the body...
  • Osteoporosis Causes

    Osteoporosis is a developing condition in which the bones become so fragile that they may break easily and lead to permanent disability or even death. Serious possibilities include the following: bone injuries, serious back pain, and form problems that must demand work, hospitalization, and possible even surgery. Osteoporosis is...
  • Lymphoma in Children

    Lymphoma is a term that refers to a type of cancer that originates in the body’s lymphatic tissues. These include the lymph nodes, lymph vessels, the thymus, the spleen, the tonsils, the adenoids, and bone marrow. Lymphoma is the third most common type of cancer in children, affecting approximately...
  • ADHD Symptom Myths

    While ADHD continues to be one of the most common neuro-behavioral disorders in children and affect upwards of 4% of adults, this condition is subject to a variety of common myths. Early treatment is key with this disorder, and that is why it is so vital for everyone to...
  • ADHD Treatments

    ADHD is a comprehensive disorder that leads to different behaviors among children and adults including hyperactivity, difficulty holding attention, as well as impulsive actions. There is no complete cure for ADHD. However, ADHD symptoms can be greatly reduced by carrying out different treatments based upon the different signs and...
  • ADHD in Adults

    What is Adult ADHD? Although it remained unacknowledged for many years, adult ADHD is becoming widely known throughout the world, particularly since this condition affects millions of individuals. ADHD, a term used to describe Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a mental health condition that affects many children. When it...
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Risks

    Psoriatic arthritis affects some people who have psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system that manifests itself as patches of red or silvery skin lesions. Most people develop psoriasis before being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, but joint issues sometimes appear before skin lesions. Joint pain, swelling, and...
  • Penicillin Allergy

    Penicillin is an antibiotic. It is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world today. Under most circumstances, Penicillin can be a life-saving antibiotic and at the same time a deadly poison to those who suffer an allergic reaction. Approximately 10% of the population experiences an allergic...
  • Migraine Headache Causes

    A migraine headache is more or less defined as a severe headache accompanied by additional symptoms, such as light sensitivity, nausea, sensitivity to sound and strong odors, and sometimes vomiting. The pain can be localized to one side or the other of the head or an allover throbbing pain....
  • Migraine Headaches

    Migraine Headache Information Migraine headaches are caused when blood vessels in the head dilate suddenly. About fifteen to twenty percent of men and twenty-five to thirty percent of women have migraine headache, and more than half of these sufferers have a family history of migraine. Nobody knows the exact...
  • Migraine Headaches Treatments

    A lot of people around the world suffer from migraine headaches every once in a while, and there are those who suffer from this kind of headache almost every day. Some may be able to tolerate this, but there are also many who are completely incapacitated when they suffer...
  • COPD Symptoms

    The symptoms and signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) include a heavy wheezing cough or a cough that brings forth large amounts of mucus (often called smoker’s cough); shortness of breath, especially with sports and chest tightness. Some of the symptoms and signs of COPD are identical to...
  • COPD Treatments

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a progressive disease that usually makes it difficult to breathe. “Progressive” simply means that this illness gets worse with time. COPD might cause coughing which produces large amounts mucus, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Cigarette smoking is currently the...
  • COPD Causes

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly known as COPD, refers to a chronic inflammatory disease which causes an obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is caused by a long-term exposure to particulate matter or irritating gases, more so from cigarette smoke. Individuals with COPD are usually at an increased risk...
  • High Cholesterol Vaccine

    For proper functioning, your body requires lipids, also known as cholesterol which is produced by the liver or contained in some foods. Cholesterol on its own doesn’t cause any health symptoms, though in excess it could cause complications like heart disease. To move around the body, cholesterol combines with proteins,...
  • Reducing Cholesterol Levels

    Do you really want to lower your LDL cholesterol? Trying to figure out how to treat high cholesterol? Wondering what foods lower cholesterol? Cholesterol itself is not as bad as the media will convey, but certainly high levels will easily contribute to heart disease and other health problems. This...
  • Asthma Inhalers

    Asthma is a serious condition that affects the lungs and the ability to breathe due to inflammation and constriction of the airways of the lungs. Symptoms of asthma are chest tightening, loss of energy, wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Asthma can be worsened in some people by exercise,...
  • Asthma In Children

    Asthma in children is commonly associated with wheezing, but symptoms can also include coughing, shortness of breath, and recurrent bronchitis. Diagnosing the exact cause of asthma in children can prove difficult as more than one factor may be present in a child. An allergist will be able to determine...
  • Pancreatic Cancer Treatments

    When it comes to treating pancreatic cancer, there are three main options for those suffering from this disease. Depending on the advancement of the cancer, these treatments can be used individually or in conjunction with one another. Treatment options include: Surgery Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy Surgery Surgery is generally used for...
  • Pancreatic Cancer

    The prominence and mortality rates of cancer victims have led to a desperate search for more effective means of dealing with this frightening variety of illnesses. Although any cancer can be fatal, many have been researched to the extent that they can be diagnosed quickly, leading to a more effective...
  • Prostate Exams

    As a man, you will eventually have to undergo a prostate exam. It is recommended by the American Cancer Society that men get screened by the age of 40. This is because the development of prostate cancer in middle-aged men has increased in recent years. It is important to...
  • Hepatitis C Transmission

    Hepatitis C is a contagious virus that is transmitted through contact with infected blood. This virus affects the liver of an infected individual. Over time, hepatitis C can cause significant damage to the liver as well as lead to the development of cancer. Many people who are infected with...