The gallbladder a small pouch that sits under the liver and its primary function is to store bile produced by the liver to help the body break down and digest the fats you eat. When a problem occurs in the gallbladder it’s usually caused by a blockage in your bile ducts which are the tubes…Details
While there are many causes of lower back pain, a commonly overlooked cause is the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of both acute and chronic back pain. This is because the pain is typically located in the lower back and can radiate to the groin and buttock which is…Details
The classic and well known signs of a heart problem can include pain, pressure or tightness in the chest. But these are not the only symptoms to be aware of. People often fail to connect other symptoms they experience to their actual cause – the heart. Learn about some surprising risk factors for heart disease…Details
The thyroid produces hormones that regulate many body functions, including metabolism and heart rate. Learn what happens when the thyroid malfunctions and what the available treatment options are.
How you recover after surgery varies greatly depending on the type of procedure and if you have any other conditions that affect your overall health and ability to heal. A minimally invasive or outpatient procedure recovery period will be far different than a more invasive procedure. Immediately following surgery, it may take a few hours…Details
Whenever you step onto the playing field or into the gym, you run the risk of suffering some sort of injury. Whether you’re a committed and competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, back and neck injuries are among the most common, accounting for over 20 percent of all sports injuries.
Sciatica refers to nerve pain in the leg that is commonly associated with back problems such as bulging disks, compressed or pinched nerves, spinal misalignment, spinal stenosis, and tight muscles. It can start in the back and run down the leg, or it can just be a pain in the leg without back pain.
Have you ever experienced a sensation of dizziness where you felt like you were off balance, lightheaded, unsteady or faint? This type of occurrence could potentially be classified as vertigo. Learn more about the causes and treatments for vertigo and other balance related conditions.
A cardiologist shares the top five ways he keeps his heart beating strong, plus ways you can adopt the same habits.
How many times has someone said to you “just think positive,” when you’re feeling at your lowest? Did that make you want to scream inside? Or scream at them? Believe it or not, thinking positively does affect our overall well-being. There is so little we have control over in our lives. It may seem so…Details