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Myths and Facts You Need to Know about Herbal Remedies

Many devotees of herbs often have a common misconception that herbal remedies are safe and don't cause any side effects. But the truth is they carry as same health risks as the modern medicine and can cause considerable harm. In fact, the pitfalls of using herbal remedies are many and there are a lot of myths to beware of! So if you wish to try alternatives to modern medicines, it’s important that you know all the facts. Accordingly, in this article, I want to discuss some of the common misconceptions about herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are natural so can’t be harmful. Well, it’s true they’re from nature, but that doesn't simply mean they are all harmless and safe. All the fruits and vegetables we eat are obtained from nature, but does this mean they can’t cause troubles to our body. Of course , they certainly can! Even an onion can upset your stomach if you eat more of it. Many of our modern drugs are derived from medicinal plants. If herbal medicine can’t cause a

Asthma: Causes, Symptoms and Management in Children and Adults

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Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, causes breathing difficulty in affected people. There is no cure for asthma; the only thing you can do is keeping it under control. Table of Contents What is Asthma? How Asthma Affects the Body? How Our Body Reacts to an Asthma Attack? Causes of Asthma in Adults Causes of Asthma in Children Hygiene Hypothesis Common Asthma Triggers Signs and Symptoms of Asthma in Adults Symptoms of Asthma in Children Management of Asthma Medical References What is Asthma? Asthma is a reversible airway disease, suggestive to cause by a number of genetic and environmental factors. It can be defined as the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that creates shortness of breath and results in breathing difficulties for an asthmatic. How Asthma Affects the Body? During an asthma attack, breathing becomes more difficult for an asthmatic. This can sometimes lead to hospitalization; in extreme cases, death may occur. Two me

10 Natural Remedies to Cure Erectile Dysfunction | Alternative Medicine

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual problem of men in which it becomes difficult to stay erect during intercourse. Almost all men undergo a temporary ED during their lifetime at times of stress. However, if the ED is frequent, this may indicate a health problem that requires treatment. Conventional treatments of ED is largely focused on the underlying cause. In general, doctors or GPs often suggest medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), etc., testosterone therapy or vacuum erection devices. If these options fail, vascular reconstructive surgeries are performed as a last resort. Alternatively, if your problem is not that severe, you may try the below herbal remedies to help improve sex drive and support sexual health and wellbeing . All these herbs are scientifically proven to enhance energy level and stamina, increase blood circulation to the penis, strengthen sexual glands, and improve the production of testosterone. ALSO READ: Myths and Facts

Why Sexual Health Wellness is Important for Your Overall Wellbeing

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Getting treatment for sexual health problems is certainly not an unnecessary luxury, since having satisfactory intimate experiences can be a huge boost to your overall health and wellbeing. There are many mental, physical, and social benefits to being happy with your sexual health, so seeking treatment for issues when they pop up means that you are doing the right thing for your health as a whole. Below, we will cover just some of the well-rounded benefits that people can experience when they are happy with their sexual health and performance. Stronger intimate relationship When you have intimate relations with your partner, a chemical called Oxytocin, or “the love chemical”, is produced, which gives you a feeling of wellbeing, trust in your partner, and induces stronger bonding between both partners. The more often you have intimate moments with your partner, and the more climaxes you experience, the more often this chemical will release, producing a sense of calm and satisfact

How to Find the Right Health Insurance for You

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Choosing the right health insurance plan could be a huge challenge if you are self-employed or running your own small business. It's not that there is a lack of good insurance companies. Hundreds of insurance companies nowadays offer cost-effective, affordable plans; that's why, it has become an incredibly tough task to find the best deal. So how may you find the right health plan that is cost-effective and covers all your needs? Let's find out! 1. Get Yourself Familiarize with The Basic Terms of a Health Plan If you already have a good understanding about health insurance, you may skip this section. But I think it's always a good approach to reread and try memorizing the common terms before moving forward. What is a Health Insurance? Health insurance is usually an agreement or a somewhat well documented contract between you and the insurer. Within this contract, the insurer will be circumscribed to share a portion of your medical expenses when you get injured or

Symptoms and Treatments of Tonsil Stones and Bad Breath

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Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths or tonsilar calculi, are accumulations of calcified material in the back of your throat. They are generally made up of a mixture of bacteria, calcium and old food and a combination of different kinds of sulfurs. They cause a person to have halitosis (bad breath) and can even result in pain or swelling in the back of the throat if they're really big or if there are many of them. There is no definitive evidence as to what causes tonsil stones. However, these small calcified stones that are produced and stored in the folds of the tonsils appear to be a problem for many people. Often, those that deal with symptoms of tonsil stones wonder for years what is wrong with them and why they are coughing up on occasion. And if there is such a thing as tonsil stones, then why the small particles smell so awful. If you have been wondering about small particles coming out of the back of your throat, here are some ways to tell if they are tonsil sto

How to Recognize, Prevent, and Treat the Pain that is Carpal Tunnel

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In this age of endless keyboards, buttons and touchpads, the pain and inconvenience of carpal tunnel syndrome has become an increasingly widespread problem. Recognizing it for what it is and making the effort to address the problem is more than most people do, which keeps them in pain longer, and once the pain finally goes away most people don’t bother figuring out how to keep it from coming back. You can be different by finding out how to recognize, treat, and prevent the pain that is carpal tunnel below. Carpal Tunnel vs. Other Wrist and Upper Arm Injuries Description: Transverse section at the wrist (Gray's anatomy diagram). It’s important to determine whether you have carpal tunnel syndrome or some other injury, so that you don’t try to cure the pain with carpal tunnel exercises that can hurt your wrists rather than helping them if carpal tunnel isn’t the real problem. Other potential problems your wrist pain could be caused by include: Muscle, Ligament or Tendon Injurie

Seven Surprising Benefits of Exercise in Young People

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When adults exercise, their routine is generally regimented . They work out in the gym with various equipment. Younger people on the other hand have a different take on exercise. For them it means being physically active through playing. They can play tag, ride bikes, play soccer, and join a dance or gym class. When encouraged to be active and enjoy the outdoors, children build endurance, flexibility and strength. Parents are now told to monitor the body mass index or height to weight ratio of their children because of the growing threat of childhood obesity among children ages 6 to 19. Physical activity will help children lose weight or from becoming obese, as well as start them with healthy habits. Doctors and fitness experts have touted the many benefits that exercising gives to younger people. Here are some of them. 1. Keep weight down Walking 4 miles each day for 4x a week will burn 1,600 calories or 1/2 pound each week. Without a diet change, walking the same distance for 6 m

Smoking: Why and How to Quit Before Plastic Surgery

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Are you one of the 1 in 5 Americans who smoke? Cigarette smoke contains over 250 known toxins [1], but you’ve probably heard all of that before. So let’s get right to the point: you might not want to quit smoking for good, but if you’re going to get plastic surgery, you’ll have to stop for several weeks beforehand and several weeks afterward. Experts recommend quitting smoking one month before the operation and waiting at least one month after the procedure before you begin to smoke again. “Smoking around the time of surgery is linked to surgical complications including wound infection, respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, prolonged hospital stay, sepsis, shock, and anastomotic leak,” according to the recent review by Dhruv Khullar, Steven Schroeder and John Maa [2]. And an anastomotic leak is even scarier than it sounds — it’s when a sewn-up connection between organs begins to leak fluids. Despite the risks, 25-30% of people undergoing plastic surgery

How to Stop Snoring: Causes, Cures, and Remedies

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Snoring is a common condition during sleep. If you snore sometimes, but it doesn't make a loud sound, then you don't need to worry because it's normal. Studies suggest almost 45% of normal male adults and 30% of normal female adults are occasional snorers. You may be one of them if it happens infrequently. But snoring could be a serious cause for concern, if you are a frequent snorer and interrupt your partner's sleep. Habitual or frequent snoring not just troubles the sleep pattern of others but also affects the quality and quantity of your sleep. It can lead to some serious health problems. So, if you're here to learn how to stop snoring, read on. This in-depth article will guide you to explore the root causes of your snoring and the remedies that would best suit your needs. ≣ Table of Contents What Are the Root Causes of Snoring? Factors Causing Obstructed Airflow through Nose and Mouth Are Other Risk Factors Playing a Part? Cures and Remedies to Stop

13 Best Superfoods that will Make You Amazingly Healthier

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Even if you are not a diehard foodie, you have probably heard a thing or two about superfoods by now. Although the official definition of superfood is still lacking, the buzzword is mostly used to denote dietary ingredients with a high content of essential nutrients, including proteins, essential amino acids, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, and antioxidants . These nutrients not just nourish the body but also help prevent a range of diseases. The additional advantage is that they don't contain synthetic fats, food additives, and added sugars. However, not all superfoods are equally beneficial for health. Certain superfoods are more healthier than others are. We’ve compiled a list of 13 best superfoods that can amazingly boost your health and wellbeing. Check them out! 1. Acai Native to Central and South American rainforests, acai berry touts higher antioxidant content than any other berry out there, and to human benefit, no less. A 2008 study published in the Journ