When you think of migraines you likely think of headaches. But there is a different form of migraine that occurs in the belly – the abdominal migraine. This type of migraine is often triggered by the same things that trigger the more conventional migraine headache.
Joints and bones can be used to diagnose and treat illness. This is guiding principle of osteopathic medicine, a branch of medicine that has not received much focus over the years although it has been around since the nineteenth century and is recognized in the United States and sixty-five other countries around the world.
Acid reflux disease comes about when the valve at the top of your stomach cannot fully close. Often this happens due to excessive fat accumulating around the internal organs. This permits stomach acid to climb the esophagus, leading to heartburn. Another cause of acid reflux disease is inadequate stomach acid, even though it’s often diagnosed […]
In the first part of this two-part article we discussed causes and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD. Here we will look at treatment options.
Do you need to double-check that you locked the door when you leave home, or that you locked the car when you parked? That is normal – we all do it occasionally because our minds are on other things and we forget. However, if you need to go back three, or four times, that may be a problem. You may suffer from OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Research has looked closely at the two ways the mental health profession treats depression: depression counselling and drugs. While evidence suggests that drugs have a more immediate impact, counselling is more effective over the long term. Also, drugs have side effects that may be worse than the condition they are meant to treat.
Integrated medical care. It’s an elegantly simple concept: don’t simply address one aspect of medical care, cover it all, across a range of medical disciplines.