Category Archives: A-Z Therapy Guides

Wound Healing

Causes  Wounds may be caused by injury, infection, surgery, or severe burns. Underlying medical conditions such as diabetes can make a person more susceptible to having chronic wounds that take a long time to heal. Being immobile can lead to a person developing bed sores due to constant pressure impacting on circulation. People who are […]


Causes  Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition, where the immune system attacks the connective tissue beneath the skin and in other parts of the body. Fibrosis, the thickening and scarring of connective tissue, which is a primary characteristic, is caused by inflammation. The circulation problem, Raynaud’s, can lead on to this disease developing. Having a close […]


Causes  Varicose veins usually affect people who are middle-aged or older and occur as a result of the veins losing their elasticity. Women are more likely to be affected than men and there may also be a genetic link. Increased abdominal pressure during pregnancy can also cause a temporary form of this condition to develop. […]


Causes  Vaccines contain weakened or dead cells of a disease or cells from a non-virulent, similar disease. In most cases, the vaccines are administered through injection, though sometimes they can be taken orally. These create an immune response so that if that pathogen is encountered again in the future, the body will be better equipped […]

Thyroid Disorders

Causes  Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) can occur because of an insufficiency with the thyroid gland itself (primary hypothyroidism) or because of inadequate amounts of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) being produced by the pituitary gland (secondary hypothyroidism). Another cause can be Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid tissue. An autoimmune condition, called Grave’s disease, […]


Causes  Surgery can range from a simple tooth extraction to an organ transplant. Some surgery may be essential to ensure a person’s quality of life, whereas other procedures may be an optional form of treatment or simply cosmetic. Minor surgery may only require local anaesthetic, while major surgery usually requires general anaesthetic, where the patient is unconscious. Both the surgery itself and the […]

Skin Disorders

Causes  Severe vitamin D deficiency can make a person more susceptible to skin problems and infections. Other internal factors include low immunity, fungal or yeast infestation, bacterial or viral infection, digestive problems, poor diet, inadequate liver function and drinking alcohol. External factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and metals through cosmetics, cleaning products, detergents and […]


Causes  This condition sometimes runs in families, indicating that certain combinations of genes may make a person more susceptible to being affected. Symptoms of Schizophrenia can be induced temporarily by taking the hallucinogenic drug Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD). Consuming wheat can contribute towards neurological problems because the gluten it contains can damage the bowel and enter […]