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Pseudotumor Cerebri Symptoms and Treatment

Pseudotumor Cerebri – An Overview Pseudotumor cerebri is often confused with a tumor, but it is not one. Thus it is given the name “pseudo tumor” meaning fake or false tumor. It is also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension which occurs when there is pressure on the brain. This causes symptoms that are similar to…

Natural Pneumonia Treatment – Part 1

Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lungs that can be caused by any of a number of different infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and mycoplasma. The infection causes tiny air sacs in the lung area to become inflamed and filled with mucus and pus, inhibiting oxygen from reaching the blood. Lobar pneumonia…

Chest Pain: Causes and Treatment

In medicine, chest pain is a symptom of a number of serious conditions and is generally considered a medical emergency, unless the patient is a known angina pectoris sufferer and the symptoms are familiar (appearing at exertion and resolving at rest, known as “stable angina”). When the chest pain is not attributed to heart disease,…

Know the Symptoms of Cold and Cough

Colds with or without cough usually are caused by a virus. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses. Colds cannot be cured, but cold symptoms can be treated with over-the-counter medications. Colds are most contagious during the first 2 to 4 days after symptoms appear, and may be contagious for up to 3 weeks. Your can…

Brochitis Disease

This disease is as a result of the inflammation of the large bronchi also known as the medium sized airways.  If left untreated, it can progress to pneumonia. Over time, that is, months of constant irritation of the airways, the condition regresses to asthma.  Bronchitis disease symptoms, include an expectorant cough, shortness of breath, fatigue,…

Whiplash – What You Must Know About TMJ

In horse and buggy days whiplash was rare. Sure, a horse could bolt and cause a whiplash type reaction on passengers. But, let’s face it-horses rarely spaced out and ran into the buggy in front of them. Whiplash Defined One simple definition from Mosby Medical Encyclopedia is: “an injury to the neck vertebrae or their…

Top 5 Bone Fractures

Most people have experienced some kind of bone fracture in their lifetime, whether treated or untreated. These can sometimes be in the form of a hairline fracture, or even a major break. Either way, fracturing a bone is no laughing matter, even if it’s your funny bone. The top five bone fractures are common among…

Cerebral Palsy and the Road to Independence

Tim Harding, Vice Principal of Treloar College, Alton, Hampshire tells one student’s story of life with cerebral palsy and the fight to become more independent. Nineteen year old Justin is about to leave full time education, having studied at Treloar School and then Treloar College for the last five years. Justin has spastic quadriplegia, a…

How To Avoid Analysis Paralysis

As network and internet marketers, we are bombarded on a daily basis with ‘the next big thing,’ ‘the latest and greatest…’ When we finally do find an opportunity, or company, that interests us, it often takes us awhile to get going. A lot of us have a tendency to succumb to analysis paralysis. We want…

Knowing About Diseases of the Spine

It provides support for your body as muscles are attached to it. Also, it provides the overall shape to your body. However, there are lots of people who face problems with their spine. Any type of pain that will be associated to your spine may be because of a serious disease of spine. So, you…

Shingles – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Shingles is distinctive because it affects only one side of the body. Shingles is derived from the Latin and French words for belt or girdle, reflecting distribution of the rash in a broad band. The chickenpox virus (varicella) remains in a dormant state in the body in the root of nerves that control sensation. The…

Why Scar Tissue Causes Back Pain

Effects of scar tissue on back pain and leg pain When scar tissue forms near the nerve root, it’s called epidural fibrosis. Epidural fibrosis is a common occurrence after back surgeries. This is so common that it often occurs in patients with both successful surgical outcomes as well as patients that continue to have the…