My husband has been on and off cigarettes for as long as I’ve known him. He recently turned to vaping to try to kick the habit. While the smell of strawberry candy and chai tea is certainly more appealing than that of cigarettes, I had some serious doubts about the … Read More
Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs used to treat what is now the most common chronic disease in the world: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These drugs, which work by blocking the secretion of gastric acid, include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex. … Read More
The circle of Willis is a continuous loop of arteries in the brain that provides collateral circulation. When you turn your head from side-to-side or up and down, the arteries in your neck stretch and flex. In the process, they may become compressed, which restricts blood flow. You don’t faint … Read More
What is erectile dysfunction? The answer is simple: An inability to consistently attain and maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It’s also called impotence, as the condition was known until the term erectile dysfunction, or ED, was coined in 1992.
But the answer to erectile dysfunction isn’t the same for … Read More
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex, incapacitating illness. It affects millions of people around the world and may affect up to 4 million people in the United States alone. This disabling disorder features not only unrelenting fatigue lasting for 6 months or more, but also memory and concentration deficits, sleep … Read More
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most widely prescribed classes of medications in the United States. Many people take drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex to control symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
What DOES A PPI treat?
PPIs block the secretion of gastric acid. They were … Read More
Isn’t it ironic that the very foods many of us crave (and often overeat) when we are depressed are the same foods that are causing, or at least contributing, to our depression symptoms in the first place? Such is the case for trans-fats, the industrially made fat found in packaged … Read More
Astragalus is a small, flowering plant that grows throughout China, Mongolia, and Korea. In 2700 BC, the Chinese emperor Shennong discovered that the root of astragalus could be used for several medicinal purposes. … Read More