Medical Articles

Bruise – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

A bruise, also called a contusion or ecchymosis, is an injury to biological tissue in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. It is usually caused by blunt impact. Bruises often induce pain but are not normally dangerous. Sometimes bruises can be serious, leading to other more life threatening…

How you can Tell if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are actually two major varieties of arthritis the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis both involve pain such as Knee Pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. How do you know if you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? What differentiates rheumatoid arthritis is the inflammation of the smooth, moist synovial membrane which lines the interior of…

Duodenal Ulcer Information

The symptoms of duodenal ulcers include heartburn, stomach pain relieved by eating or taking antacids, weight gain, and a burning sensation at the back of the throat. The patient is most likely to feel discomfort two to four hours after meals, or after having citrus juice, coffee, or aspirin. About fifty percent of patients with…

Choose Diagnosis for Colonic Polyps Based on Key Terms

To select the correct ICD-9 diagnosis code for a colonic polyp, gastroenterology coders need to know whether the polyp is benign or malignant. Often, however, the pathology report (PR) will not use either term. Instead a pathological description will be used that points to the usual behavior of the polyp, and coders need to be…

Causes of Uterine Fibroid and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroid

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during your childbearing years. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Uterine fibroids are the most common, non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. The fibroids are made…

4 Foods That Fight Thrush

You might be surprised to learn that there are some foods which can help you to combat thrush (yeast infection) naturally.  This is especially crucial for those of us that suffer from thrush because we have unwisely used pharmaceutical cures that don’t really give us a cure at all.  Here are four different types of…

Hepatitis C – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis C is an infection which is passed on through blood. It even transfers due to partaking of spoons, tainted needles and sieves used to infuse street drugs. Causes of Hepatitis C: Passing on of Hepatitis C from the mother to the baby, there is a possibility of the infection been passed on from the…

Cirrhosis – a Major Liver Disease

Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease that ends up leaving the scar and damaging the liver tissues centric to body functions. Once damaged by Cirrhosis the cells and tissues in the liver are difficult to repair and when regenerated sustains a permanent scars and strands that creates problem in blood circulation process through liver. Liver…

Kidney Stone and a High Sugar Diet

Our kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of our fists. They are located near the middle of our back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, our kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to flush out about 2 quarts (fourth part of gallon, two pints) of…

Food Poisoning – Causes, Symptoms and Preventions

Food poisoning is a general term for health problems caused by eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses, toxins (poisons) from the environment, or toxins within the food itself. Symptoms of food poisoning usually include vomiting and diarrhea. Some toxins also affect the nervous system. Foodborne illness results from eating food contaminated…

What is an Ulcer?

An ulcer is a sore on the lining of your digestive tract, which consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (the first part of the intestines) and intestines. Ulcers cause a gnawing or burning pain in your stomach. However, most people who have stomach pain don’t have an ulcer. Your doctor may use tests to decide…