Medical Articles

Coronary Artery Anatomy as related to EKG Interpretation

Patients undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) are at an increased risk of coronary artery occlusion related to clot formation (thrombosis) or plaque rupture, especially in the acute period after procedure. It is imperative that individuals providing care for this patient population are knowledgeable in reading EKG’s and are able to correlate EKG changes with…

Heart Attacks and Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

It is always fine to have a cup of chilly drink after a meal. However, the chilly water will solidify the oily material that you have just eaten. It will certainly slow down the process of digestion. Once this “sludge” responds with the acid, it will break down and be engrossed by the intestine quicker…

Ischemic Heart Diseases

Ischemic heart diseases, Ischaemic heart disease or Myocardial ischaemia, is a heart disease that is defined as reduced blood supply of the heart muscle. This is usually caused by coronary artery disease or the atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. The possibility of acquiring Ischemic heart diseases is heightened as you age. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension or…

Tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis was observed by Robert Koch in 1882, who discovered the staining technique to see the bacterium. In 1943, Selman A Waksman found the antibiotic effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Streptomycin purified from streptomyces grieseus was administered to human in 1944. Drug resistance in TB occurred as a result of tubercle bacillus mutations. Soon the…

Fort Worth: New Growth, Great Investment

Fort Worth, Texas has a lot of things going for it; a brisk economy, a comparatively low cost of living, a diverse business environment, an outstanding education system, and affordable real estate, all wrapped up in a fantastic temperate climate and an easy going, friendly community feel. Fort Worth continues to be ranked among the…

What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is an infection caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi which affects the human lungs. Pneumonia is a contagious disease and it can spread in the air. By breathing other healthy people bring the germ into their lungs and most of them develop the illness. Sometimes there appear epidemics inside small collectivities. In healthy individuals,…

all the pleurisy symptoms

The main symptom of pleurisy is a sharp or stabbing pain in your chest that gets worse when you breathe in deep or cough or sneeze. The pain may stay in one post or it may distribute to your shoulders or back. Sometimes the hurting gets a fairly constant dull aching. Depending on what’s having…

Bronchitis: the Respiratory Problem

Bronchitis is the medical condition of Inflammation of bronchi of lungs. Microbes or bacteria and foreign substances that entered the respiratory tract lead to the bronchi inflammation stimulating surplus mucus secretion. Thus bronchitis is also defined as a disease of acute or chronic inflammation in the mucous film of the bronchial pipes. The root cause…

Is Acute Bronchitis Contagious?

Acute bronchitis is caused by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. It is an inflammation of the medium sized airways. Is acute bronchitis contagious? My answer is yes, it is. This is when it is caused by pathogens. Other causes of bronchitis are smoking and inhaling dangerous fumes. Viruses are the most common causes of…

Dislocated Shoulder Exercises

To understand why the dislocated shoulder joint is the most common accident that people come across, you have to first understand the anatomy of the shoulder. The shoulder joint essentially consists of two bones that are joined in the form of a ball and a socket. The socket lies in the shoulder blade, while the…

Shoulder Dislocation

A joint dislocation occurs when the two joint surfaces, which normally sit in intimate contact with each other, are wrenched away from each other to lie apart without any relationship. Joints have a surrounding ligamentous bag called a joint capsule and this can be typically injured as the surfaces force their way past each other.…

Bone Healing with Laser Therapy Treatments

Low-level laser therapy is a painless and noninvasive treatment which uses a laser device that is cleared for the general market by FDA regulations.  This device puts out a low intensity phonic energy that works at the cell and tissue levels to reduce pain and swelling, and promote healing.   Among many other purposes, low-level…

Natural Ways To Strengthen A Fractured Bone

Question: My 15-year-old son broke his collarbone five weeks ago. He was discharged from the fracture clinic this week and told he could run but not take part in any sport for eight weeks. He is a goalkeeper for a soccer team, and due for trails. Can you suggest anything to help the bone continue…

Cerebral Palsy Types – Ataxic and Spastic Palsy

The name cerebral comes from the two halves of the brain. The other name of this condition, palsy refers to any disorder that affects the body’s movement. Cerebral palsy conditions are all related to the areas of the brain that are associated with the motor systems that control body movement. These areas have either been…