Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. It includes your bladder and kidneys and the tubes that connect them. When germs get into this system, they can cause an infection.
Most urinary tract infections are bladder infections. A bladder infection usually is not serious if it is treated right away. If you do not take care of a bladder infection, it can spread to your kidneys. A kidney infection is serious and can cause permanent damage.
What causes urinary tract infections?
Usually, germs get into your system through your urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body. The germs that usually cause these infections live in your large intestine and are found in…
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box (larynx). It releases hormones that controlmetabolism.
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is more common in women and people over age 50.
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is thyroiditis. Swelling and inflammation damage the thyroid gland's cells. Causes of this problem include:
- An attack of the thyroid gland by the immune system
- Cold or other respiratory infection
- Pregnancy (often called "postpartum thyroiditis")
Other causes of hypothyroidism include:
- Certain drugs, such as lithium and amiodarone
- Congenital (birth) defects
Acupuncture plays an important role in the elimination of pain, and gives us a valuable choice for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions. In 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conducted an extensive review of the scientific evidence for acupuncture. According to the panel, there is clear evidence in support of acupuncture’s efficacy for chronic conditions that benefit from the control of pain and inflammation, enhanced circulation, endocrine and immune function and the reduction of stress. The panel found a number of conditions for which acupuncture is extremely useful as an adjunct, alternative or complimentary therapy, particularly if included in a “comprehensive management program”. These conditions…Read More
ARE SENIOR MOMENTS AND CREAKY JOINTS JUST A PART OF AGING?
No. Aging is not the same thing as getting old.
If you've lived long enough, you may have noticed the irony of getting older – your wisdom and experience increase while your health and looks decrease. How sad so many people think aging, as we know it, is normal! WRONG! It is abnormal to age as quickly as we do, in pain, slowing down, stiff and unhealthy and, for some, infirm and unable to live on our own, chained to a body that won’t do what we want and taking larger and larger numbers of expensive prescription drugs. You can prevent unnatural aging! Right now!
SO WHAT’S GOING ON?
With each generation over the last century living longer than the one before, this…
Acupuncture used for Facial Rejuvenation is a safe and painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging. Aging starts in the body as the different body processes (like digestion, circulation, and hormone depletion) start to slow down and change. By first bringing the body back into balance, facial rejuvenation treatments will have longer lasting results.Read More