Category: Medicine

What are Dental Crowns and How Do They Work?

In essence, dental crowns are the fixed prosthetic restorations used to restore a damaged tooth and bring it back to its original size and shape. Dental crowns are cemented permanently on teeth that are extensively decayed, damaged, or cracked. While dental crowns can sometimes extend onto the tooth’s root surface, they are designed to replace […]

Role of Alternative Medicine in Modern Society

Typically, alternative medicine differs from traditional medicine in that alternative medicine is older and what we might call unconventional or non-Western medicine. Alternative medicine does not follow the traditional science and research that current medicines undergo. Alternative medicine could also be termed complementary or traditional medicine or the therapies that can be integrated into current […]

Here you can see the information on ibuprofen

What is ibuprofen? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Ibuprofen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. Pain, fever, and inflammation are promoted by the release in the body of chemicals called […]

What is lithium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

What is lithium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Lithium is used for the treatment of manic/depressive (bipolar) and depressive disorders. Lithium is a positively charged element or particle that is similar to sodium and potassium. It interferes at several places inside cells and on the cell surface with other positively charged atoms […]

Is levothyroxine sodium safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

What is levothyroxine sodium, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Levothyroxine is a synthetic (man-made) version of the principle thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4) that is made and released by the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone increases the metabolic rate of cells of all tissues in the body. In the fetus and newborn, thyroid hormone is important for the growth and […]

Diet Plans & Programs: The “Skinny” on Popular Diet Plans

Diet Plans & Programs: The “Skinny” on Popular Diet Plans The Atkins Diet The Diet Plan Theory The Atkins diet may be one of the most well-known fad diets. It is a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan. This diet has been around for decades and has undergone many revisions. The previous plan allowed for unrestricted amounts of meat, […]