Medical Articles

Formation of Kidney Stones in Men

It is four times more likely that men develop kidney stones than women, simply more vulnerable to kidney stones than women. What follows is a list of possible causes and treatments of these small and hardened crystals called kidney stones. A kidney stone is a hard mass that start forming in the kidney or the…

Food Poisoning Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Food poisoning Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but occasionally deadly illness. Food poisoning happens when someone eats food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria, or its toxins. Very occasionally, toxins from chemicals or pesticides can also cause food poisoning. You might think the solution is to get rid of all the bacteria.…

Duodenal Ulcer – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Ulcers often occur within the duodenum, usually in the first part just beyond the stomach which is called the duodenal cap. Ulcers can come in all shapes and sizes. Image 1 shows a single white-based ulcer. Image 2 shows numerous small ulcers scattered across the duodenal cap. Image 3 demonstrates a huge duodenal ulcer almost…

Gastritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gastritis means inflammation of mucus lining of the stomach. It means that white blood cells move into the wall of the stomach as a response to some type of injury. Gastritis is a very troublesome disease and can give rise to many life threatening problems, if it is not treated in time. The symptoms are…

Myocarditis – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis is collection of diseases of infectious, toxic, and autoimmune. Myocarditis may develop as a complication of an infectious disease, usually caused by a virus. It can occur in people of all ages and is diagnosed more often in men than in women. Myocarditis is likely caused…

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…