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Spinal cord abscess

A spinal cord abscess is inflammation or infection of the spinal cord along with the buildup of pus in or around the cord. Generally, it is brought about by a bacterial infection, usually by staphylococcus. What are the potential risk factors? The usual risk factors linked with a spinal cord abscess include: Intravenous drug use […]

Do I have crab allergy?

Crab allergy can trigger mild to dangerous bodily reactions. As a common form of seafood allergy, it is considered life-long with varied symptoms. It is also more severe than the other food allergies. Aside from consuming crab, direct handling or inhaling cooking vapors can trigger an allergic reaction among highly sensitive individuals. What are the […]

What are the indications of asphyxiation?

Asphyxiation occurs if the body is deprived of oxygen. A usual cause is choking but other environmental and medical conditions such as smoking inhalation or complications while under general anesthesia are potential causes. Difficulty breathing The characteristic indication of asphyxiation is inability to breathe normally. This might manifest as clutching at the throat, wheezing, agitation […]

Blocked carotid artery: What are the side effects?

The carotid artery is positioned in both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and brain. Conditions affecting the carotid arteries specifically atherosclerosis can result to obstruction that disrupts with the blood flow to the head. The blockage of the carotid artery is often left unnoticed until significant side effects of the […]

Overview on pericardial effusion

Pericardial effusion involves irregular accumulation of excess fluid between the pericardium and the heart. Since the condition is usually due to various ailments, anyone can be affected if they develop these conditions. What are the causes? Pericardial effusion and the ensuing inflammation of the pericardium has various possible causes such as: Viral or bacterial infections […]

What is an aneurysm?

An aneurysm develops if part of an artery wall becomes weak which allows it to abnormally widen or balloon out. The precise causes of aneurysms are oftentimes difficult to pinpoint. In some cases, it might be congenital or occur due to an injury or aortic disease. Having a family history of aneurysm can also increase […]