Medical Articles

Diamond Inclusions

A diamond responds to incident light in three different ways. It allows a portion of light to pass through itself; it reflects another portion and refracts yet another portion of the incident light within itself. This dispersion and refraction of light is what makes the diamond sparkle. When the path or wavelength of incident light…

How Your Body Uses Protein

The body relies on three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as many micronutrients. Unlike carbohydrates and fats, protein is not easily stored in the body, however, it will store protein just like the others in the face of far too many calories. Fat is the easiest to digest for the body. The body…

Another Perspective On Alcohol

As early as 10,000 BC, humans have already been drinking fermented beverages. Alcoholic drinks are common in many cultures and often reflect their heritage and religious practices as wells as geographical and sociological conditions. All through the centuries, there have been endless arguments about alcohol’s merits and demerits. To this date, the debate still simmers.…

How to Avoid and Treat Thrush when Bottle Feeding

The presence of thrush in a baby’s mouth can be painful for the baby and very upsetting for parents. Babies who are bottle-fed are more likely to develop thrush than those who are exclusively breastfeed. However, steps can be taken to lessen the risk of thrush developing, and treatment is quite easy. Thrush, or oral…

Persistent Lower Back Pain – A Possible Sign of Gall Bladder Disease

Gall bladder disease can generate a wide range of non-specific clinical manifestations in patients. Gall bladder disease sufferers usually experience differentiated symptoms according to their age and sex. Although gall bladder affections and problems can occur in both sexes, the female gender generally experiences more intense and diversified symptoms. The clinical manifestations of gall bladder…

Upper Esophageal Cancer Symptoms

Esophagus is said to be a muscular tube that is hollow and which moves liquid and food from throat into the stomach. The esophagus’s wall is normally constructed of various tissue layers including muscle, connective tissue and mucous membrane. Normally esophageal cancer begins in the esophagus’s inner lining and spreads to other layers in the…

Gastroenterology Medical Coding – Upper GI Procedures

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that deals with the digestive system and its disorders. Gastroenterologists use a number of diagnostic procedures to accurately identify the patient’s medical condition and prescribe treatment. Coding for gastroenterology involves accurate coding of the various procedures and services offered by the physician. Reimbursement is offered for procedures provided in in-office,…

Can Heartburn Last For Days?

When you have heartburn, sometimes the one thing that makes you feel better is the knowledge that it won’t last forever – right? Can heartburn last for days? If it does, what should you do to help get rid of it? If you are suffering from heartburn and are wondering how long it will last,…

How Could H Pylori Make You Feel Tired?

H. pylori may cause, or at least contribute to, many symptoms outside the digestive system of infected people. These symptoms are known as ‘extragastric manifestations’ of H pylori. Research is uncovering associations with more and more extragastric symptoms and diseases. Some of the most common symptoms include: Depression & anxiety Low energy / fatigue Lethargy…