What Are Hemorrhoids? Review the top-rated treatment options.   Hemorrhoids Are No Laughing Matter While the subject of hemorrhoids is embarrassing and often avoided, it is estimated that most Americans, both male and female, will experience hemorrhoids at least once in their lives. Hemorrhoids can develop at any age, but the incidence increases after age 30. About half of people older than age 50 have had hemorrhoids at some time in their life. For some, hemorrhoids may just be a mild… Read More


Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Overview: The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease that attacks the skin and mucus membranes.  There are many types of HPVs.  Some of the forms of HPV cause genital warts, but most of HPVs do not show any symptoms.  It is estimated that 75% of all women will get a form of HPV.  HPV can cause cervical cancer. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Causes: HPV is acquired through vaginal, oral, or anal sex or genital… Read More


Hypersomnia Overview: Hypersomnia is the condition of feeling sleepy and drowsy throughout the daytime. Hypersomnia is categorized into recurrent and primary. Primary hypersomnia occurs over a long period of time whereas recurrent hypersomnia is when the sleepiness will happen for a day or several days then happen again after a period of time of normalcy. People with hypersomnia will experience normal sleep times during the night hours, they just have problems waking in the day and staying awake. Hypersomnia is… Read More


Hyperthyroidism Overview: Hyperthyroidism is the result of an overactive thyroid.  The thyroid is responsible for making hormones that help regulate metabolism.  When someone has hyperthyroidism, their thyroid produces excessive amounts of these hormones. Hyperthyroidism Causes: Causes of an overactive thyroid include inflammation of the thyroid, goiters, adenoma (toxic and Pituitary), Grave’s Disease, Plummer’s Disease, and some medications. Hyperthyroidism Symptoms: Symptoms include the feeling of being hot, overeating, significant lose of weight, a feeling of tiredness, swelling of the neck, trouble… Read More