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Lupus – Causes, Symptoms And Organs Involved

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which the bodies own immune system attacks its own tissues. The word Lupus comes from Latin meaning “wolf”. It became known as lupus because the butterfly facial rash resembles the facial markings on a wolf. Symptoms are different in different people and can…

What causes urinary tract infections and how to avoid them?

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are very common in adults over the age of 20. Women tend to get UTI’s much more common due to a shorter urethra connecting the bladder to the outside. Men start getting UTI’s and prostate problems as they get older and the prostate gets bigger. There are many bacteria throughout the…

What are the causes of chest pain?

Chest pain is a common reason why patients seek medical attention. Approximately eight million people visit the ER in the US complaining of chest pain, making it the second most common complaint. About 2-5% of heart attacks are missed and sent home from the ER. It’s important to know the common and uncommon ways heart…

Effects of Ashwagandha on the reproductive system

There has been great amount of concern about environmental toxins on the reproductive health of both men and women. Plastics for example may contain bisphenol A (BPA), which acts as an endocrine disruptor and may contain other harmful materials such as mercury and pesticides. BPA can act similar to estrogen and other hormones in the…