Medical Articles

Ingrown Toenail – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

When a toenail is ingrown, the nail is curved downward and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria…

Toenail Fungus – Cure for Toenail Fungus

Finger nail and toe nail fungus is a very common fungal infection affecting millions of people. Although it is common, it is not as easy to treat as many people would think. Fungus is everywhere, in our environment and in our bodies and can even take up residence in our nail beds. When infected, the…

How to Tell If Your Toe is Sprained or Fractured

It can be difficult to tell the difference between a broken toe and a sprained toe.  Sometimes you will hear the bone break, or you will see that the toe has been knocked out of its socket (i.e., dislocated).  These signs and symptoms usually point to a traumatic toe fracture and not a sprain.  But…

Bruise – Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

A bruise gets its deep color from a blood vessel or vessels that break under the skin and leak blood into the surrounding area. As it heals, it becomes paler in color and less painful to the touch. Depending on how many vessels were broken, bruises can be the size of a pencil eraser or…

Austin Orthopedic Surgery: Your Options

In Austin, orthopedic surgery is the best option for severe bone- and joint-related problems. With technological advancements in the medical field, orthopedic doctors can carry out effective surgical procedures to help you get rid of discomfort permanently. In Austin, orthopedic surgery uses a number of procedures to treat your condition, whether you are suffering from…

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…

Colon Health And Dysbiosis

Dysbiosis is the imbalance of bacteria in the colon, or bowel, which often leads to bad health. The idea of dysbiosis was postulated by Metchinkoff in the nineteenth century. Metchinkoff correctly identified that: * Excessive putrefactive bacteria (the harmful type) in the colon cause toxins to be produced – especially the damaging ‘amines’, and that…

All About Ovulatory Dysfunction and Anovulation

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Anovulation What is Anovulation? Anovulation means lack of ovulation, or absent ovulation. Ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary, must happen in order to achieve pregnancy. If ovulation is irregular, but not completely absent, this is called oligovulation. Both anovulation and oligovulation are kinds of ovulatory…

Cervical Myomas

Cervical myomas are non-cancerous tumors in the cervix or lower part of the uterus. Myomas are tumors made of muscle tissue. Often, cervical myomas are also seen with myomas in the upper part of the uterus also called fibroids. Myomas have many sizes; the large ones may be seen protruding into the vagina. Large myomas…

Hepatitis A, B, C

Hepatitis is a state or condition where in hepatic cells at the liver, are inflamed or has been infected. “Hepa” is derived from hepatic or liver and “itis” means inflammation or swelling. However, there are 3 common classifications/types of hepatitis. They vary in causes, routes/ method of acquisition, as well as treatments. The three common…

Vomiting and its Treatment

There are several different causes behind vomiting. There are medicines out there which cause vomiting as a side-effect. Particularly the medicines that are prescribed for cancer patients are notorious for causing vomiting and nausea. Alcohol can also cause vomiting. Note that when you drink alcohol, you may not vomit immediately. In fact, if you drink…