Medical Guides

  • Considering Shoulder Surgery? These Are Risks You Should Be Aware Of

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  • Taking Opioid Painkillers For Your Pain? Make Sure You Know These Facts

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  • Taking Painkillers? Make Sure You Know These Important Side Effects - Cox 2 Inhibitors

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  • Shoulder Pain: Causes and Treatments

      The shoulder is a complex set of bones and joints that come together to create the widest range of motion in the body. As such, a complex range of motion comes with a complex set of risks. Shoulder, back, and neck issues go hand-in-hand since they are all connected.  Shoulder pain can be attributed to any one of the following factors: Tendon inflammation or tear, due to exertion or overuse Abnormality in bones or joints Arthritis Poor posture Trauma by fracture or dislocation Muscle strain due to exertion or overuse Degenerative disease Pinched nerves Tumours (in rare cases) Treatment If the...

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  • boswellia an age old remedy for modern day problems

    Like turmeric, Boswellia Serrata (also known as Indian frankincense) has been used for thousands of years as a folk remedy. Egyptians used Boswellia for embalming and makeup, practitioners of Chinese medicine recommended it (they still do) for cancer and leprosy, while Ayurvedic physicians treat a variety of inflammatory conditions (including arthritis) with Boswellia.    The supplement is prepared in a unique way. Boswellia serrata is a tree found on the dry mountains of India, Africa and Middle East. Oleo-gum resin is tapped from an incision made on the trunk of the tree and stored in bamboo baskets. Thereafter, some oil content is...

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  • Tumeric: Nature's wonder cure rediscovered

    Turmeric, medically known as Curcuma longa, is one of the best gifts from nature. Used for over 4000 years in folk medicine (both Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine), the health benefits of this herb have been assessed by several hundreds of clinical studies. The results are simply incredible. Curcumin, the key ingredient of turmeric, appears to be associated with most of the positive effects of turmeric. Curcumin has strong antioxidant qualities and therefore can fight free radicals. With every breath we take, free radicals are formed in the body.  Environmental toxins (including smoke), radiation and stress also create more free radicals...

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: A difficult journey

    I’m sure it wasn't easy when you learned from your doctor that you have rheumatoid arthritis. According to conventional medicine, the exact cause is not known and there is no known cure despite decades of research. The “break-out” is unpredictable and when it flares up; the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with your work, personal life and the overall quality of your life. In addition, rheumatoid arthritis affects more than just the joints; it affects major organs such as heart, lungs, eyes and kidneys. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help better manage this condition. Learn...

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  • Osteoarthritis: The growing epidemic

    Did you know that osteoarthritis may be the oldest known disease on the planet? Scientists have found evidence of osteoarthritis in dinosaur skeletons dating up to 70 million years old, as well as skeletal remains of the Neanderthal population and Egyptian mummies.  Despite affecting us for thousands of years, doctors have only started to understand more about osteoarthritis since the late 18th century. There are a few reasons why osteoarthritis is now considered the “epidemic of the future”. Millions of people are currently affected by this condition, and its prevalence has increased by 30% in the last 2 decades. This figure continues to rise and the number of new cases of osteoarthritis is expected to double...

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