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Kidney Stones: Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment

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One of the most excruciating pains one can experience is the colicky abdominal pain caused by kidney stones. They affect approximately 10% of the adult population. What Are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are medically called urolithiasis in general. They are called nephrolithiasis when they are located in one or both of the kidneys, ureterolithiasis if they are in the ureters and urolithiasis if they are located in the urinary bladder. They are crystallized substances that eventually harden and form stones. They can be as small as a few millimeters but can grow up to several centimeters big and obstruct the » » » [Read more]

Stupid Guideline Tricks: Am I Fat Enough, Yet?

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Thinking is hard work. This is why so few people bother. At least voluntarily. So whenever it seems like the threat of brainwork looms in modern American medicine, we can thank our lucky stars for the geniuses behind healthcare “reform” and guidelines of care. This comes up as a result of a conversation that I had with a patient the other day. A pleasant, obese gentleman. He had been struggling with his weight and Type II diabetes for some time, and there were now some early indications of some potentially serious long-term complications. He mentioned to me that he was » » » [Read more]

Why Is Obesity A Problem

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Obesity is a multifactorial problem. It does not only result from over eating and sedentary lifestyles but as well as cultural attitudes, genetic predisposition and lack of proper knowledge on nutrition. With the rising economy and advancing technology, people tend to depend on fast food and ready-to-eat pre-packed easy-to-prepare frozen food to beat their hunger and allot more time for other activities like surfing the internet, working on the computer, or simply watching TV after work. Combined with the advancement in technologies which gives us the accessibility of cars for transportation to go to places, even just the near ones » » » [Read more]