What is Amlodipine?
Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that’s metabolized mainly in the liver. It can be taken by a patient at any time. It does not necessarily have to be taken with food. Amlodipine can affect the amount of calcium in a patient’s heart and muscle cells. It’s used mainly to treat patients who have high
Simvastatin FDA Warning and Recall: The Story
Simvastatin. A statin-class drug used to decrease a person’s “low-density lipoprotein cholesterol,” or what we call bad cholesterol. Simvastatin was approved in 1991 as a single-ingredient generic medicine. It was branded as Zocor. It comes in various dosages, with the 80mg dose prescribed to more than 2 million people. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
Lipitor and Diabetes: Are You at Risk?
The United States Food and Drug Administration or FDA recently added diabetes as one of the side effects of Lipitor. A study conducted by the agency has shown evidence of a connection between type-2 diabetes and the taking of Lipitor. This applies to all other kind of statin drugs, too. The study was based on
Post Partum Depression Hits Men and Women
Depression shows no prejudice. It affects all social classes and races. Knowing this, it is surprising that the media and medical professionals stereotype this mental illness as female-dominant. A recent study confirms that as many as one-in-ten new fathers demonstrate signs of post partum depression. Originally doctors stipulated that the post partum depression condition was
Natural Remedies and Herbal Healing
Herbs lost their popularity during the industrial age, but in recent years the medical profession has returned to the study of their uses as medicine since chemically produced drugs have so many side effects. Many people are creating medicine cabinets with herbal formulas for various ailments. These are just a few of the herbs used
What Causes Constipation: The Surprising Truth
If you live with constipation, you may think that there is nothing that you can do about it. There are many causes of constipation, however, and this means that with a few simple changes to your diet or lifestyle, you may be able to overcome it and feel better. Constipation is not something that people
Swimming Pool Safety: How Clean Is Your Water?
How safe is the water in pools? While many people know that they need to keep an eye out for sharks and other creatures in the ocean, most people do not realize that public pools are just as, if not more so, dangerous. By understanding more about the issue, you can determine whether or not
7 Foods to Eat for Arthritis Suffers
Arthritis is a generic term for joint inflammation. It can be placed into two categories: osteoarthritis (degeneration of the joints) and rheumatoid (general inflammation of the joints). Currently, over 50 million people suffer from doctor diagnosed arthritis, or 1 in 5. In several cases, what you eat has a direct impact on the pain that
Get Your Voice In Shape
Voice Aerobics™ Mary Spremulli is making her voice heard loud and clear. Her Voice Aerobics™ system is putting a literal amplifier into the voice boxes of a variety of individuals using an easy, cheap, and effective technique: good old fashioned exercise. A published medical speech-language pathologist, and licensed nurse with over 28 years of experience
Preserving Your Brain With Age
Your brain controls or regulates everything that you do, from working and playing to remembering, thinking, feeling, and sleeping. When devising a health regimen as you get older, it is important to not only exercise the body, but to exercise your brain. As you get older, not only is your body function reduced, but your
Possible Genetic Birth Defects in Children of Older Men
If you’re a middle aged male concerned about maximizing your future child’s health, you may want to think twice about dosing off to sleep versus staying awake to your own biological imperative. New Dutch research is showing that men who snooze might be losing some of their child’s genetic material to possible genetic birth defects.
The Causes of Heart Disease In Men: Being Short?
There may be more to the causes of heart disease in men than the commonly accepted culprits like obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. A new study of 22,000 male doctors suggests. Dr. Luc Djousse of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston and his colleagues found that the taller men were,