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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment Tips

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare. It may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and other organs. Systemic lupus erythematosus involves chronic inflammation that can affect many parts of the body. SLE (lupus) is an autoimmune disease.…

Assessing the quality of a portable ice chest or cooler

Owning a cooler or ice chest is a necessity for various potential applications. Ranging from camping coolers, to marine ice chests, having a way to preserve your perishables (or keep your beer cold!) is an obvious but often neglected necessity. Not to say that the portable ice chest is a forgotten piece of equipment, rather…

Tracheal Bronchitis

This is a condition also referred to as laryngo tracheo bronchitis. It is an infection of the larynx or the throat of a child. It affects the other parts of the tracheal tree and in children it affects the tonsils. The causes of tracheal bronchitis also known as croup are viruses or influenza organisms like…

Chiropractic Treatment for Spinal Subluxations

The chiropractic treatment uses a holistic healthcare and wellness approach. By holistic, we mean the overall health of a person which depends on a number of factors including the living environment and our habits. Chiropractic is based on the principle that in a large number of patients, the main cause of disease and pains is…

SKULL FRACTURES CAUSES,COMPLICATIONS AND TREATMENT

The first concern in a skull fracture is possible damage to the brain rather than the fracture itself; therefore, the injury is considered a neurosurgical condition. Signs and symptoms reflect the severity and extent of the head injury. Skull fractures may be simple (closed) or compound (open) and may displace bone fragments. They’re also described…

Explanation Of The 4 Types Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy affects approximately 800,000 children and adults in the United States. CP is a chronic condition that affects body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development, or during infancy. Cerebral palsy was considered a distinct condition in 1861.…

Solution for Bell's Palsy and Facial Paralysis

Named after Sir Charles Bell, a 19th century Scottish surgeon, Bell’s palsy refers to facial paralysis caused by an irritation to the cranial nerve VII (number 7).  It is this nerve that controls most of your facial muscles which include even those that control your smile, blink and wrinkle the forehead. What causes Bell’s palsy?…

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia, or a groin hernia, is a protrusion (lump) of the small intestine or fatty tissue into the groin through a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall. When part of an organ protrudes through an abnormal opening or in an abnormal way, this is called a hernia. A groin (inguinal) hernia occurs…

Reporting 64405 for Third Occipital Nerve Blocks? Think Again

Also, learn what CPT codes you must choose for blocking lesser occipital nerve Physiatrists who administer third occipital nerve blocks must not automatically assume that 64405* (Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve) is the most suitable CPT code. Most medical coding consultants recommend reporting 64470-22 in place of 64405 to more precisely define these types…

Ischias: Sciatic Nerve or Sciatica

On average, symptoms will only happen on one side of the body. This is a very common form of back pain, however the term sciatica actually applies to a set of symptoms rather than the diagnosis of what is irritating the nerve. Causes The cause of sciatica is generally the compression of the lumbar spine…

Sudden infant death syndrome

Overview Typically the infant is found dead after having been put to bed, and exhibits no signs of having suffered. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion. It should only be applied to an infant whose death is sudden and unexpected and remains unexplained after the performance of an adequate postmortem investigation including an autopsy; investigation…

Sore Throat Relief, Get rid of Sore Throat

Sore throat – the most common contagious viral or bacterial infection… a tickling sensation that becomes sore, frustrating and eventually severely painful. Antibiotics can cure only bacterial sore throats but for viral based infections, antibiotics are of no use. However, natural remedies for sore throat can really do wonders with viral based infections. You will…