Carbon dioxide is everywhere around us and our bodies are constantly at work to balance its concentration in our blood. However, some illness or other factors can throw off this balance and cause respiratory acidosis or hypercapnia, when our blood becomes too acidic from too much carbon dioxide. Read on to learn more about how […]
A TENS unit is a device that stimulates nerves throughout the body by applying an electrical current through the skin. It can be used to reduce chronic pain, prevent headaches and migraines, and even alleviate the symptoms of depression. Read on to learn more about how it works, how to use it, and the mixed […]
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid used particularly for its anti-inflammatory effects. Prednisone’s ability to target many pathways in the inflammation process makes it the standard treatment for a wide variety of diseases. But, prednisone use can cause severe side effects. Read on to learn more and discover the natural alternatives.
Methylprednisolone belongs to a class of synthetic anti-inflammatory drugs called corticosteroids. It changes the body’s immune response to reduce inflammation in disorders such as arthritis. However, there are serious side effects related to long-term methylprednisolone use at high doses. Keep reading to learn more about the uses, side effects, and dosage of methylprednisolone.
Anticholinergics are drugs that have a long history of use for breathing and other respiratory problems, dating as far back as the Ancient Egyptian and Greek physicians. In various forms, both natural and synthetic, their use expanded to mental, bladder, and gastrointestinal health.
A nebulizer is a device that aerosolizes water-based solutions. It is one of the easiest ways to take inhaled medication and the preferred method for young children and the elderly. Read on to find out more about nebulizers, how they work, and the ways they can be used in the treatment of respiratory diseases.
Basil is used in cooking on a regular basis, but what many people do not know is that the oil extracted from basil has many surprising health benefits. Basil oil has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for illness and disease. While never becoming a major healing herb in North America, basil oil […]
Higenamine is a stimulant found in traditional Chinese herbal medicines that have been used for centuries to treat conditions such as heart disease and asthma. Supplements containing higenamine have recently been marketed for use in pre-workout regimens and weight loss. Read on to learn more about the health benefits and risks of higenamine.
Oxygen is essential for life. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a form of therapy that delivers 100% oxygen to the body at high pressures. At higher pressures, oxygen delivery to the tissues is enhanced. Continue reading to learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, benefits of treatment, and side effects of use.