Vertigo Overview: Vertigo, often referred to as a head rush, is a major symptom of a balance disorder.  Vertigo is when an individual experiences spinning or whirling when there is no external stimuli to cause this feeling.  This sense of movement that is a characteristic of vertigo should not be confused with dizziness.  When someone is dizzy, they experience blurry vision and disorientation.  With vertigo, there is a distinct feeling of movement.  When an individual closes their eyes and experiences… Read More


Vaginitis Overview: Vaginitis is a very common disease that millions of American women contract each year.  Every woman throughout the course of her lifetime is likely to catch this disease.  Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vaginal area.  There are many different types of vaginitis.  The three most common types are bacterial vaginosis (BV), trichomonas vaginitis (trich), and candida vaginitis (yeast infection).  Each type has specific causes and symptoms.  It is recommended that you see your health professional… Read More

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins Overview: Varicose veins are enlarged veins beneath the surface of the skin.  These veins appear to be dark blue, purple, or flesh colored.  The veins appear to be bulging and twisting below the surface.  During pregnancy, women experience varicose veins around the vagina or the anus and these are referred to as hemorrhoids.  Varicose veins are most commonly found on the back of one’s calf or inner thighs.  One should not confuse varicose veins with spider veins which… Read More

Viral Meningitis

Viral Meningitis Overview: Viral meningitis (nonbacterial meningitis) is a viral infection of the thin lining that covers the brain and the spinal cord (meninges).  It is not as serious as bacterial meningitis or meningitis.  Viral meningitis usually clears up by itself within a week or two (there is no known medicine to help this viral infection) and most commonly affects children and young adults.  A doctor can diagnose this infection using blood tests. Viral Meningitis Causes: Viral Meningitis is caused… Read More