Medical Articles

Respiratory System Disorders – Diseases of the Diaphragm

Diaphragmatic paralysis The diaphragm is supplied by the phrenic nerve which has a long intra-thoracic course. Involvement of this nerve anywhere in its course is a common cause of paralysis of the diaphragm. The paralysed dome is pushed up by the intra-abdominal pressure. It moves paradoxically with respiration ie, during inspiration, it is drawn up…

Surgery For Aortic Stenosis

Such is the case for patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis, a life-threatening disease in which a heart valve narrows due to calcification, wear or infection. Ultimately, aortic valve stenosis can lead to thickening of the cardiac muscle and heart failure. To treat aortic stenosis, highly skilled cardiothoracic surgeons perform open heart surgery in which the…

Pseudotumor Cerebri

Pseudotumor Cerebri, also called benign intracranial hypertension or idiopathic intracranial hypertension, is a condition in which the pressure inside the skull increases without any obvious reason. Most commonly, it affects obese women of childbearing age. Most of the symptoms are related to: 1. Increased intracranial pressure. 2. Papilledema: a swelling around the optic disc (the…

Treatment For Pneumonia – Natural Vs Pharmacological

People would most likely opt for a pharmacological medication as a treatment for pneumonia. But what really works as well as these medications? Pneumonia is the medical term used to refer to the infection that occurs in the lungs. This is caused by microorganisms which include fungi, viruses and bacteria. This condition usually starts in…

Chest Pain – When Is It Not Serious?

You have heard that chest pain can be serious. It can signal a heart attack. It may be a rare, life-threatening problem. But it could be quite the opposite. It could not be at all serious. When is chest pain not serious? It is wise to learn when chest pain is not serious. You will…

4 Natural Ways To Overcome Eye Bags

Nothing can make your face look old and dull quite like having eye bags on a daily basis. We usually associate the emergence of bags under the eyes with lack of sleep. However, most eye skin problems appear not only because of lack of sleep. Your daily habits and your poor health are also to…

Federal Funding for Cerebral Palsy Research

In March, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day came and went as it commonly does, reliably unnoticed by anyone whose lives are not directly affected by it. For those who may not know, cerebral palsy is an umbrella term referring to a (currently) incurable, non-progressive set of neurological conditions that produce physical and neurological abnormalities during…

The Paralysis of Fear and How to Deal With It

Picture this scene which I sure you have experienced at least a few times in your life: It is a beautiful sunny day, just perfect temperature. Everything in your world could not be better. In fact all things seem perfect. You even find yourself singing your favorite song. Then out of the blue a flash…

Does a Hernia Make Your Stomach Big?

Suffering a hernia can be a different experience for different people. For some hernia sufferers, hernias are rather painful, while for others there is little or no pain involved. Meanwhile, for some hernia patients, the hernia is present and visible more or less all of the time. In the case of others, it comes and…

Pain & Injury Management – Understanding Your Symptoms

Many people struggle to understand their flaws or know who to turn to for help. The purpose of this article is to help you differentiate between various types of injuries and the different types of treatments available. Chronic versions Acute Injuries Chronic Injuries can be defined as persistent injuries with an insidious sunset. The injury…

Detecting Flat Head Syndrome or Plagiocephaly

There is a condition that causes a baby's head to become misshapen or have a flat spot and is known as plagiocephaly. The most common type is situational plagiocephaly and happens when a baby's head develops a flat spot because of pressure on that area. Babies' heads are soft when they are born so are…