Cure for Urinary Incontinence

If you suffer from urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control), you are not alone. At least 10 to 20 percent of all older adults living in the community are coping with this problem. Many cases of incontinence can be controlled, if not cured outright. Temporary incontinence can be caused by water pills (diuretics) and many [...]

Home Remedies for Heartburn (Indigestion)

Heartburn is a caused by stomach acids backing up into the lower esophagus, the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach. The acids produce a burning sensation and discomfort between the ribs just below the breastbone. Heartburn can occur after overeating or sometimes in reaction to medications. Don’t be concerned if you experience [...]

First Aid Kits and Supplies

From your study of first aid you have learned how to improvise a number of bandages, dressings and splits. It is, of course, more satisfactory to have sterile dressings, prepared splints, and other first aid equipment ready for use before an accident occurs. There are two general types of first aid kits: (1) the unit [...]

Herbal Treatment for Colds and Asthma

Aloe vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in Northern Africa, the Canary islands and Cape Verde. Aloe vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in Africa and other arid areas. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine. Many scientific [...]

Home Treatment for Vaginal Yeast Infection

A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina. But when too much yeast grows, you can get an infection. [...]

Home Treatment for Shingles

Some people who had chicken pox as children may develop shingles later in life. Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus in the body. The virus usually affects one of the large nerves that spread outward from the spine, causing pain and a rash in a band around one [...]

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