It is rarely, if ever, advisable to use alcohol. In certain ...
Deviation Of The Esophagus
Deviation of the esophagus may be marked in the presence of a...
WATCH the faces as you walk along the street! If you ...
Causes And Dangers Of Polluted Water
Wells--the Oldest Method of Supplying Water. It was long ago ...
Circulation Of The Blood
Nothing is more important for the health or healing of any org...
Burns Case Xxxiii
A little girl, aged 10, scalded her breast a week ago and has...
This is a severe pain in the lower back, shooting sharply down...
Factors Increasing The Blood Pressure
With normal heart and arteries, exertion and exercise should ...
Probably most acute infections cause more or less myocarditis...
See Rash. ...
Demonstrations Of The Nature Of Congenital And Infantile Inguinal Herniae And Of Hydrocele
PLATE 39. Fig. 1--The descent of the testicle from the loins ...
Children In Fever
Fevered children, whether in any actual fever, as scarlet, typ...
A sensation sometimes very much annoys patients, which they de...
Enemas Versus Colonics
People frequently wonder what is the difference between a col...
Ulcers Case Xxxi
Mr. S. aged 30, had a sore two inches in length in the groin,...
This very common trouble is caused by one or more of the veins ...
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are otherwise ...
Extent Of Electric Agency
When we have settled upon the position that the electricity o...
This is severe pain in one part or other of the body, sometime...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease
With the strennousness of this era, this disease or conditi...
Source: Papers On Health
This acid is found in persons of a gouty tendency, such
tendencies being a great deal more common than is imagined.
It is really a waste product formed by the activity of the body cells,
and should properly be mainly transformed into urea and so excreted. If
it is not so transformed it accumulates in the blood and deposits in
stony formations in different parts of the body, as in the joints,
kidneys and bladder, causing very serious disease. Pure air and plenty
of exercise will assist its transformation.
It is also taken into the body in various foods, particularly meat and
tea, which are very rich in it or kindred chemical substances,
therefore, anyone having such a tendency should avoid these. The
consumption of sugar should also be limited. Avoid alcohol and use
plenty of green vegetables and fruits.
The tendency to a "uric acid" constitution is hereditary, and is
prevalent among families who live high. Such should be continually on
the watch lest their diet should precipitate an attack. Water should be
freely drunk, and plenty of bathing with subsequent rubbing of the
muscles or massage is advisable.
Drugs are to be avoided as they often result in painful heart
affection, and besides do not strike at the real root of the disease.
Soda or lithia water may be taken either with or without milk. Brine
baths may be taken when practicable.
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