Dosage and Precautions Using Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)

Vitamin B3 or niacinamide is widely used in the treatment and prevention of a number of health conditions. Among them the most important use is the treatment and prevention of a condition caused by deficiency of vitamin B3. This condition is called pellagra. Pellagra is characterized by three Ds, dermatitis, dementia and diarrhea. The requirement of vitamin B3 in various …

Fibrocystic Breast Disease Prevention – A Natural Approach

Fibrocystic disease of the breast is the result of many physiological changes that take place in a woman’s breast over a long period of time. These changes include fibrosis or scar tissue formation, cystic changes (fluid filled vesicles or sacs within the breast) and inflammatory changes including the accumulation of fluid within the breast. This process starts at puberty with …

Leg Cramps in Children

Like adults, children too tend to have leg cramps. These are also called “charley horses”, especially when the muscles spasm follows prolonged exercise. This term is derived from popular American slang for painful cramps in the lower limbs, usually involving the quadriceps and calf muscles. The Main Causes Children are usually very active and often do not know the limits …

Niacinamide and Arthritis, MS, Diabetes Mellitus, Dyslipidemia, HDL

Most people are aware of the positive effects of the B-complex group of vitamins. Vitamin niacinamide particularly, is well known in the medical community. The beneficial effects of vitamin B3 (niacinamide) on skin and metabolism and prevention of dementia are well established. However, the effects of this vitamin (niacinamide) in the prevention of autoimmune diseases is now being increasingly scrutinized …

Uses of Testosterone – Hypogonadism, PEM, Burns, HIV, Osteoporosis, HRT

Like various other steroids, testosterone too belongs to the category of compounds that have various uses as an anabolic or body building drug. Testosterone belongs to a category of drugs known as Anabolic- Androgenic steroids or AAS for short. Among the various uses of testosterone these are the most common: 1)      Use in treatment of hypogonadism – both primary and …

Testosterone – Effects on the Brain and Behavior

Testosterone has more effects on the human body than merely producing secondary sexual characteristics. It has been found that testosterone has significant influence on the male brain. These effects start from a young age, perhaps as young as infancy. The impact of testosterone on the brain may be a part of the effects this hormone has on other organs like …

Causes and Types of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Image via Wikipedia Fibrocystic disease of the breast (FBD) is a condition that is seen in a large percentage of women from ages 30 to 50, in which the breast becomes painful and lumpy, especially during menses. Other names that have been applied to FBD include mammary dysplasia, chronic cystic mastitis, diffuse cystic mastopathy, benign breast disease (a term that …