Medical Articles

What Does an Ulcer Feel Like?

Peptic ulcer is a hole or wound on the wall of the intestine. The degree of this wound and the associated pains are dependent on many variables. The extent of the symptoms presented varies from person to person. Ulcers are usually found in two major parts of the digestive tract – the stomach (Gastric) and…

General Symptoms of Cancer

Some of the generalized symptoms of cancer are as follows: Note: These symptoms are very general and vague. Having one or two of these does not necessarily mean that someone has cancer. • Persistent Fatigue: One of the most commonly experienced cancer symptoms is fatigue. Usually occurs when the cancer is at an advanced stage…

The Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease occurs when there is a partial blockage of blood flow to the heart. When the heart does not get enough blood it has to work harder and it becomes starved for oxygen. If the blood flow is completely blocked then a myocardial   infarction  (heart attack) occurs. As we age we naturally have…

Panic Attack or Heart Attack

Unless you know the facts, you may mistake the chest pains that normally accompany panic  attacks  for a  heart   attack . Every year, thousands of people having chest pain, difficulty breathing, pain or numbness in the left arm and tingling throughout the body end up in a hospital emergency room because they believe they are having…

Congestive Heart Disease

Congestive  heart   disease  is a condition wherein the  heart  fails to pump enough blood to supply for the other body organs. This heart condition may be a result from different activities that might have happened in the heart. This can happen due to narrowed arteries which supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscles. This…

Emotional Growth and Parental Guidance for Teenagers

What Do Teenagers and Parents Go Through? When children grow into their teens they encounter additional pressures that they had been insulated from in their previous years. This can come about as a result of additional social activities, additional school responsibilities or even as a result of their wanting to take their own decisions without…

Cancer – 3 Purposes of a Tumor

Usually associated with cancer are tumors. Tumors are: an abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm. This is from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. A tumor can be either benign, like a wart, or malignant, in which case it is a…

Walking Pneumonia

Walking Pneumonia, also known as Atypical Pneumonia is a variant of pneumonia not caused by one of the more traditional pathogens. It is also characterized by a clinical presentation that is inconsistent with typical pneumonia. It can be caused by a variety of microorganisms. The term Walking Pneumonia was originally coined in the 1930’s. Any…

Cold Prevention at 35,000 Feet

To start out, I’m a pilot. I’ve been both a flight instructor and an airline pilot. And when you walk through airports, among thousands of coughing, sneezing, nose-wiping people and then sit in a cockpit that’s been used by literally hundreds of pilots in the past month, you get a pretty good idea of what…

What’s Really Happening With Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the large airways that branch off from the trachea. It is usually caused by an infection, but sometimes it is caused by an irritation from a gas or particle. In bronchitis, areas of the bronchial wall become inflamed and swollen and the production of mucus increases. As a…