Archive | January, 2016

Sleeping with lower back pain

Many people suffer from low back pain due to exercise, work, excessive standing or chronic conditions. The lower vertebra or lumbar area is prone to muscle exhaustion and pain. If suffering from back pain during sleep, having a good mattress and pillows is vital in order to maintain a supportive sleeping posture for good sleep […]

Puffy eyes

The area found around the eyes is filled with soft tissue that functions in protecting and supporting the eyeball within the socket of the skull. The area under the eye can sometimes become enlarged and looks like bags under the eyes and this can be a symptom of some underlying condition and needs to be […]

Excess lactic acid in the muscles

Lactic acid accumulation will cause soreness in the muscles after a workout. Lactic acid is a waste product of the conversion of glycogen into energy which accumulates in the body when there is a reduced level of oxygen. This happens while performing anaerobic exercises such as weightlifting or sprints, vigorous exercises or overexerting aerobic exercises. […]

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are soft and non-cancerous, tear-drop shaped growths that develop inside the sinuses and nose. They are usually found around in the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. The polyps do not cause pain, but they can become large and cause blockage of the airways which makes it hard to smell […]

Itchy skin in babies

Itchy skin in babies is common because the skin of the infants is thin, sensitive and susceptible to irritation. It can be caused by eczema, irritation due to soaps and fabrics, allergies to foods that are eaten, bites from insects and dry skin. [youtube url=””] Many babies and toddlers can have dry skin and if […]

Poison ivy rash

Poison ivy rash is triggered by an allergic reaction to the oil resin known as urushiol which is present in the stem, leaves, and roots of the poison ivy plant. The resin is considered quite adhesive and can easily stick to the skin, clothes, tools, equipment and furs of animals. Wash the skin immediately if […]

Bleeding and swelling gums

Gums that are swelling and bleeding are caused by the buildup of tartar under the gum line which can result to gingivitis which is a mild form of disease affecting the gums. Healthy gums are firm and pink. If gingivitis is not properly treated, it can develop into periodontitis which is a severe form of […]

Toothache while pregnant

Pregnant women are more susceptible to have swelling gums and gingivitis caused by changing hormones and stress during pregnancy and the body becomes weak along with toothaches. [youtube url=”″] Causes Toothaches during pregnancy can be caused by pregnancy gingivitis which is swelling and inflammation of the gums. If this condition is not properly treated, it […]

Dislocated shoulder joint

A dislocated shoulder is considered as a common type of injury where the upper arm bone moves out of its designated socket which is part of the shoulder blade. It is important to note that the shoulder is the most mobile joint which makes it susceptible to being dislocated. [youtube url=””] If an individual has […]

Itchy ear canal

An itchy ear canal can be the result of an inflamed or flaky skin condition develops when the skin inside the ear is damaged, infected with bacteria or fungus and waterlogged. This condition is also known as otitis externa. This condition causes itching sensation, dry flaky skin, pain, soreness and a watery discharge with an […]

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