Certain vitamins and nutrients can protect the eye from various ocular diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
This complex inflammatory condition of unknown cause is treated most effectively with oral corticosteroids.
Depending on the type of contrast material used to enhance imaging, reactions can range from minor to life-threatening.
Peripheral artery disease is caused by a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries.
Therapeutic benefits of this compound include efficacy against Alzheimer’s disease and various cancers.
Pharmacists and other medical practitioners should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of this treatment approach, which has roots dating back centuries.
The active ingredient in turmeric may be effective in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease.
This compound cannot prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body, but it does shield the thyroid gland from harm once contamination occurs.
Research increasingly points to the benefits of this substance, including protection against chronic diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
This vitamin-like compound may be efficacious against congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy.
Some patients with severe iron deficiency may require injectable supplements, and suitable candidates are identified through a variety of diagnostic tests.
In an allergic response, the immune system misidentifies a substance as harmful, triggering an adverse reaction.
Botox, which is a purified form of the toxin botulinum produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum
, has several medical applications.
Early intervention to control bleeding is important in order to minimize mortality, particularly in elderly patients.
Research results in the emerging area of nutritional neuroscience point to a link between what people eat and the quality of their mental state.
This substance, which contains all of the important amino acids, provides high-quality nutrition without adding the carbohydrates and fat.
The many uses of this chemical compound include relieving the pain of arthritis, psoriasis, diabetic neuropathy, and postherpetic neuralgia caused by shingles.
The three medicinal mushrooms--maitake, shiitake, and reishi--are the most important and widely used mushrooms in alternative medicine.
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