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Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins, Hemorrhoids, and More

If you have unsightly varicose veins, self-help strategies—such as weight loss, physical activity, not standing up for long periods of time, elevating your legs when sitting down, and wearing compression stockings—can sometimes mitigate their appearance. However, if these approaches don’t help, and if you're bothered by the … Read More

What Is Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia (VaD) ranks second among memory loss causes after Alzheimer’s disease, yet it is often overlooked. But what is vascular dementia?

The condition is caused by vascular problems affecting memory regions and supporting structures in the brain, and is closely associated with cardiovascular disease … Read More

Dementia Types: Irreversible and Reversible Dementia

Various dementia types can be caused by medical or psychiatric conditions, among them high fever, vitamin deficiency, head trauma, or depression. These are the so-called "reversible dementias." Other dementia types are irreversible and—if you’re wondering, "Is dementia hereditary?"—can be caused by family genes.

Let’s look at reversible dementia … Read More

Get Up and Move to Help Reduce Varicose Veins

Growing up in a medical family, I heard about many physical problems, but the one that always makes me grin when I think back is “varicose veins.”  At the time, I listened as my mother’s friend discussed her varicose veins. She even pointed out the bulging blue, gnarly veins at … Read More

Hyperthyroidism: Natural Treatment for Graves’ Disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the body’s own thyroid gland, leading to an overproduction of thyroid hormones. It is the most common form of hyperthyroidism and one of the most common autoimmune disorders in the United States.

Graves’s disease causes numerous hyperthyroidism … Read More

Ventricular Fibrillation Symptoms and Prevention

About half of all heart failure patients die suddenly from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is caused a deadly heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation.
The heart has four chambers: two upper chambers called atria, and two lower chambers known as ventricles. The atria pump blood into the ventricles, and the … Read More

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