Credit: iStock.com/Madeleine_Steinbach Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a popular natural home remedy for many ailments. Studies show that it can help treat everything from strep throat and high blood pressure to wounds and fungal infections. But did you know that ACV is also an effective treatment for gout? Research shows that ACV not only has the potential to reduce the symptoms of gout, but it may even prevent this painful form of arthritis from ever coming back. What Is Gout? Gout is a complex form of arthritis that occurs when urate crystals (a combination of calcium and urate, substances typically found in the urine) gather together in the joint, resulting in pain and inflammation. These crystals are created when there are elevated levels of uric acid—the chemical created when the body breaks down purines—in the blood. Uric acid will typically dissolve in your blood, passed through the kidneys and in the urine. But when your body produces too much uric acid, or your … [Read more...] about Can You Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Treat Gout Naturally?
Collarbone pain can be excruciating, and is very common among athletes, especially hockey and football players who often suffer injuries to their collarbone (also known as the clavicle). The collarbone is a short, curved bone that runs across the top of the chest, sitting between the neck and shoulder. Fracturing the collarbone is the most common bone injury, as is the resulting clavicle pain. Because the collarbone has a great deal to do with how the upper body manages weight, any injury to the clavicle can make using the arms and hands difficult, if not impossible. After an injury, pain in the collarbone is typically felt when the arm or hand is moved—and sometimes even when not moving In This Article: What Causes Pain in the Collarbone? Is There a Connection Between Jaw, Neck, Shoulder, and Collarbone Pain? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Broken Collarbone Natural Treatment Options for Clavicle or Collarbone Pain Complications of Clavicle or … [Read more...] about Collarbone (Clavicle) Pain: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Tips
Credit: iStock.com/Anetlanda Pain under the right breast may indicate a serious medical condition, but breast cancer is not necessarily one of them. The pain may involve one of the organs such as the kidney, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, or right lung. It may also be gas or a muscle strain. Pain under the right breast needs to be linked to the underlying cause before initiating a proper course of treatment. The pain may be due to a preexisting medical condition; an injury; or the natural processes of puberty, menstruation, or pregnancy. In This Article: Possible Causes for Pain under Your Right Breast What Causes Pain under the Breast during Pregnancy What Causes Sharp Pain under the Right Breast That Comes and Goes? What Causes Pain under the Breast When Breathing? Natural Treatment for Pain under Your Right Breast Prevention Tips for Pains under Your Right Breast Possible Causes for Pain under Your Right Breast 1. Gallbladder Infection As the gallbladder is located under the … [Read more...] about 15 Possible Causes of Pain under the Right Breast
Credit: iStock.com/Zinkevych Have you ever experienced rib pain? Rib cage pain is a common issue that can result from a variety of factors. Pulmonary and digestive issues, heart problems, and even lung cancer are all potential causes of rib pain. Possible symptoms of rib pain include a sudden and constant, dull or sharp aching pain that may be intermittent and slow to develop. Rib pain becomes worse when moving or breathing. Other symptoms include tenderness, bruising, and difficulty breathing. This article will explain rib pain in detail, including lower rib pain and pain under the left rib cage or the right rib cage specifically. In This Article: Common Causes of Rib Pain Pain Specifically Under Left or Right Rib Cage Rib Pain Can Be Minor or Serious Many cases of rib pain are not serious and resolve with either no or minimal treatment. Other times, rib pain is thought to be a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. One of the most common causes of rib cage … [Read more...] about What Are the Causes of Rib Pain?
Credit: iStock.com/DeanDrobot Pain under the left rib after eating may be a very familiar and intensely frustrating scenario for you. Perhaps you’ve just finished a delicious meal, when dark clouds appear on the horizon in the form of searing pain underneath your left rib cage. While there are many potential causes, such as broken ribs or symptoms of a stroke specifically, there are many gastrointestinal reasons why this might be occurring, including acid reflux (heartburn), indigestion, an ulcer, allergic reaction, or even gastritis. It’s important to understand why this condition occurs in certain people in order to treat it effectively. With the right series of changes to one’s lifestyle, pain under the left rib after eating can become a distant memory. In This Article: What Causes Pain under the Left Rib Cage after Eating? Lifestyle Changes for Pain under the Left Rib Cage after Eating When to Seek Medical Help 1. Acid Reflux (Heartburn) Acid … [Read more...] about What Causes Pain under the Left Rib after Eating?