Causes of Acne

Acne is a common skin disease but modern medical science has not yet been able to find its exact cause. Mostly it is believed that incomplete metabolization of oil makes the dead skin cells sticky blocking the pores of the skin from where bacteria enters into the pores and causes infection and inflammation. If this is true then cause of acne is not bacteria but faulty metabolization of oil that… Continue reading

Acne and its Types

What is Acne?

Acne is a term generally applied to eruptions on the skin like pimples, pustules, papules, nodules and small cysts etc. of varying characteristics. It is an inflammatory, papulopustular skin eruption occurring usually in or near the sebaceous glands on the face, neck, shoulders, upper back and other parts of the body. It involves bacterial breakdown of sebum into fatty acids irritating to surrounding subcutaneous tissues. Acne mostly… Continue reading

What is Arthritis? Causes of Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis means the inflammation of one or more joints. Both small and large joints can be affected. It is a painful and immobilizing disease and can occur in males and females of all ages, particularly adults, but rarely in the children. It is not true that arthritis can occur in elderly persons only.

Causes of Arthritis

Researchers have been searching for the cause of arthritis for… Continue reading

Prevention of Acne

To prevent acne, you would need to take care of some of the aspects yourself. Following are the guidelines about preventive measures, which are not wholesome by any standard. You may add or ignore according to the advice of your health provider.

Lifestyle

– Get eight hours of sleep at a stretch, if you can.
– Wash your face with fresh water at least twice a day.
– Try… Continue reading

Types of Arthritis

There are many types of arthritis (nearly 100 or so) but Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis and Gouty arthritis (referred to as Gout) are more common. Causes, symptoms and treatment of each type are different. Inflammation of a joint may also take place after an injury but this would not be called arthritis in the literal sense. However, if the injury is not cured properly, it may lead to arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Is Arthritis Curable? Arthritis Treatments

Orthodox Medical System

“Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease and is said to have no known cure. It is to be managed medically, socially and emotionally. The patient and his family is to be educated about the nature and course of the disease. Main aim of the treatment (whatever that is) is to reduce the pain and discomfort, prevent deformities and loss of joint function and maintain a productive and… Continue reading

Asthma Symptoms

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disorder of the lungs obstructing the breathing process. The condition is caused by inflammation of the air passages, which narrows down or tightens them. As a result, free flow of air in to the lungs is impeded, making the breathing difficult. The sufferer feels suffocated. Asthma is not restricted to a particular age group or gender. Anyone can become asthmatic at any age but… Continue reading

Asthma Causes and Triggers

Causes of Asthma

Asthma has many causes, which are different to triggers. Common causes but not limited to are:

  • Allergies are one of the main causes of asthma. Allergy can frequently cause running nose and cough that may gradually develop in to asthma.
  • Respiratory infections causing cough and increased production of mucus. In this condition, there is no running nose or sneezing but the chest is felt

Asthma Types, Categories

There are different types of asthma. At one time, asthma was divided in following two categories:

– Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
– Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma, but that was a very broad categorization.

Now the categories have been revised as follows:
– Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
– Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma
– Exercise-induced
– Nocturnal
– Occupational
– Cough-variant asthma
– Steroid-resistant asthma
– Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
– Asthma triad… Continue reading

Prevention and Treatment of Asthma

Prevention of Asthma

Asthma is a condition that may not be possible to prevent completely but to a great extent one can reduce the suffering and misery associated with it. Following points may be worth consideration.

  • You have to find out what triggers your asthma. As far as possible, avoid the condition that triggers it.
  • Avoid food items, which create mucus in excess. The diet must

What is Hypertension? Symptoms of Hypertension

What is Hypertension

Hypertension is a term used for high blood pressure. Blood pressure in every human being has two limits: upper limit called "systolic" and the lower limit called "diastolic". It is checked by an instrument called "sphygmomanometer" or blood pressure apparatus in plain language.

Systolic pressure occurs when the heart contracts to send blood to other parts of the body. In normal and healthy humans, this value… Continue reading

Hypertension Causes

There are many factors that can contribute towards hypertension. At times the cause can be found but sometimes no particular cause can be found with certainty, like essential hypertension has no known cause. It is possible that there may be more than one factor(s) causing high blood pressure. Modern medical system considers essential hypertension as incureable but homeopthay does not think so. Common causes of hypertension are Continue reading