Archive | April, 2018

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is an uncommon condition that affects children. Generally, it involves inflammation of the blood vessels and affects the arteries. The condition can result to lasting effects on the heart. Most children who are affected are below 5 years of age. The inflammation arises in the arterial walls all over the body including the […]

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that arises once damaged muscle cells release their contents into the bloodstream. The condition typically arises once the muscles are injured by exercising more frequently. It can also occur from running, weightlifting or playing football. Other possible causes include: Severe muscle injuries where crushing is involved Infections Heat reactions especially when […]

Fibula stress fracture

A fibula stress fracture is likely to occur over time from excessive weight bearing activity such as running. It often manifests after an increase in activity or changes in the training conditions. The fibula is an elongated bone that is responsible for transferring some weight bearing force from the shin to the foot. If the […]

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that results to swelling and irritation as well as formation of sores in the lining of the large intestine. The condition destroys wide sections of the lining of the intestine which results to diarrhea, bleeding, pus buildup and abdominal pain. The condition is considered as a life-long condition, but the […]

Perforated ulcer

A perforated ulcer is a red section in the coating of the stomach or the upper intestine which creates a hollow in the tissue. The stomach acid, food and bacteria might enter via the hole and into the abdomen. The blood vessels or adjacent structures such as the liver and pancreas might be impaired which […]

Osteitis pubis

Osteitis pubis is defined as inflammation and discomfort at the pubic symphysis. This is where the left and right pubic bones meet. The muscles from the inferior section of the abdomen and groin link to the front of the pubic bones. The condition develops if an individual engages in activities that are often done and […]

Overview on heart failure

Heart failure is a condition where the heart inadequately pumps blood. It might pump at a different rate, with less force or pump reduced blood with every heartbeat. If there is reduced blood flowing out of the heart into the body, the muscles and other tissues could not receive enough oxygen. The kidneys might not […]

Close look on H. pylori

The H. pylori are bacteria that can trigger digestive issues such as heartburn, gastritis, bloating and nausea. It can also cause the formation of raw sores or ulcers in the stomach and intestines. The H. pylori bacteria can spread via contact with infected bowel movements or saliva. The infection is likely to spread when sharing […]

Hiccups

Hiccups are abrupt and oftentimes strong contractions of the diaphragm. It is important to note that the diaphragm is a thin muscular layer that separates the chest from the abdomen. While breathing, the diaphragm muscle moves upwards and downwards while taking in air and driving it out. If an individual has hiccups, there is a […]

Heart attack

A heart attack is a usual cause of death. It can occur once the flow of blood in a region in the heart is abruptly or fully blocked. Prompt medical care once a heart attack is suspected can improve the chances of staying alive. It also helps prevent the heart from being damaged. Since early […]