Medical Articles

Pneumonia – Diseases

What is this condition?  Pneumonia  is an acute lung inflammation in which the lungs fill with a fibrous material, impairing gas exchange. With poor gas exchange, the blood has too much carbon dioxide and too little oxygen. People with normal lungs and adequate immune defenses usually recover fully. However,  pneumonia  is the sixth leading cause…

The Common Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attack symptoms have put people in doubt as they keep asking, “Does heart disease have symptoms and people keep dying suddenly of without notice?” Millions of people die yearly as a result of heart attack but its sudden onset and poor post-mortem analysis have left most people guessing and sometimes concluding ignorantly on the…

How To Fall Asleep Fast & Quickly Relieve Stress

The simple relaxation technique presented here will assist you in learning how to control a busy mind so you can fall asleep quickly. Another benefit of becoming good at relaxing both the mind and body is that you will have an easier time remaining calmer during very stressful situations. One big problem that prevents most…

Infant Bronchitis

Infant  bronchitis  is caused by viruses and bacteria irritating the bronchi of the lungs. The effects can be very devastating. As a result, immediate medical attention is required so as to treat it effectively. Infant  bronchitis  symptoms include an expectorant cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, headache, wheezing and chest pains. The fever, expectorant cough…

Types and Treatment of Shoulder Ligament Injuries

Ligaments hold one bone to another bone and limit the amount of motion available in the joint. This prevents excess movement or motion in directions not intended for a particular joint. The tighter the ligaments are, the less motion available. Because the shoulder is a highly mobile joint, the ligaments must be loose to allow…

What Is A Compression Fracture?

Compression  fractures  normally affect your vertebrae. It is characterized by the collapsing of the bones of the spine which can cause breakage at some points. It is very important to attend to compression  fractures  immediately in order to avoid the problem from becoming more serious. There are many things that can cause compression  fractures . The…

Brittle Bone Disease

Osteoporosis is more commonly known as “Brittle Bone Disease”. It is a degenerative bone disease and it affects many thousands every year. In Britain alone there are around 60,000 osteoporotic hip fractures every year, and of those around 15 – 20% will die within a year from a cause related to the fracture. If you…

Symptoms Of Cerebral Palsy

 Cerebral   palsy  is difficult to detect at birth. Two early indicators of  cerebral   palsy  in infants are abnormal muscle tone or the tendency to favor one side of the body over the other. If your infant seems unusually floppy or limp it could be a sign of hypotonia, meaning reduced muscle tone. If your infant…

Pain Relief and Depression – Treatments and Drugs

Tramadol is a very popular pain relief medication. It has been known to treat moderate to severe pain problems. There also is an extended release product that is used to treat chronic pain. There are other uses for this medication as well. These are considered “off-label” uses or alternative usages other than the main purposes…

Are Cold Sores Hereditary?

Cold  sores  can seem a lot like pimples; always appearing right before something important. Unlike pimples, there is a reason for the appearance of the former…stress. Stress is one of the top reasons you can succumb to the painful, ugly, blister-like rash on the lips or in your mouth. These  sores  are not heredity, but…

The Thyroid-Metabolism Connection

Metabolism is a word that the weight loss industry uses freely when pushing its various weight loss programs. What many of these programs do not tell you is how the endocrine system relates to our metabolism and how changes to that system can drastically affect our ability to lose or even gain weight. At the…

Best Diabetes Diet Plan

Diabetes mellitus is a disease both serious and common that is characterized by an excess amount of glucose in the urine and blood.The reason for this is that your body can’t produce enough insulin so glucose builds up in the blood and is washed off with the urine. Some Signs and symptoms of Diabetes mellitus…