Medical Articles

Types of Pneumonia and Natural Treatments

A virus or bacterial infection is the usual cause of pneumonia, which makes one or both lungs become inflamed. It develops with a cough and shortness of breath. Bacterial pneumonia is considered a serious health hazard, although viral pneumonia can also be dangerous especially in the elderly and the young. Legionnaires’ disease is one such…

Prevention Measures For Acute Bronchitis

There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis lasts for 10 to 12 days. It is mainly caused by a virus or bacteria and in some cases it may come from fungus. People suffering from acute bronchitis have the following symptoms, constant coughing with mucus, excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, chest…

What Is A Shoulder Sprain?

We think of our shoulder as one joint but it is really one of the most complex joints in the body, made up of four bones, the shoulder blade, the head of the upper arm (humerus), the clavicle (collar bone) and the sternum (breast bone). All of these bones and the joints that connect them…

Ankle Fractures – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anatomy The ankle consists of three bones that come together: the tibia (shin bone), the fibula (small lower leg bone), and the talus (a foot bone). The medial malleolus is the inner portion of the tibia. The posterior malleolus is the back portion of the tibia. The lateral malleolus is the end of the fibula.…

All About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs because of lessening bone density. This lessening happens slowly and progressively for years without any signs or symptoms. That is why osteoporosis often said as a silent disease. The symptoms will show up when the disease becomes worse, such as bone fracture, hunch back, losing body height, and back…

Cerebral Palsy Defined

In the US, there are at least five hundred thousand infants affected by cerebral palsy. The disorder is caused by improper carriage of the mother during the early months when a child is still developing in the womb. In the survey done in the year 2003, Center for Disease Control said that one child affected…

Analysis Paralysis – The Mind Trap

You know that feeling of how sometimes we plan on doing something but never end up doing it? This is analysis paralysis. What happens is that we spend so much time thinking about how to take action that it begins to become the action itself. The thinking part replaces that doing part as the action.…

Sports Hernia – Signs and Symptoms

Sports hernia is a widely used term mainly for describing pain that is experienced in the lower abdominal region. It is a soft tissue injury to the groin area that is painful. Athletes usually injure the hernia due to sudden changes in direction during high impact sports which require lots of twisting movements. Quite simply,…

Causes and Symptoms of Ankle Fractures in Children

Ankle fractures are common injuries in Children. This is largely attributed to the lack of fully developed strong bones in them and the increased intensity of activities in their daily lifestyle. Ankle fractures occur when there is a break in one of the ankle bones namely the tibia, fibula or talus. Ankle fractures in children…

What Your Toothache May Be Telling You!

We’ve all had a slight toothache at some point in our lives, but many people don’t realize that these seemingly minor toothaches can actually be indicators of more serious problems. Of course many minor toothaches really are minor and unproblematic, but without the help of your local dentist it is impossible to tell which toothaches…

Chiropractic Care For Sciatica – What Do They Do?

Chiropractors are a conservative, noninvasive and drugless form of medical care. In fact, it is generally accepted that this kind of care should be done before any invasive procedure is pursued such as back surgery. Chiropractic care has been well documented in being successful for conservative medical attention. Sciatic pain is right up a Chiropractor’s…

Sore Throat in Children and the Need for Good Parental Care

Children are very often confronted with sore throat. Sore throat is usually accompanied by sneezing, runny nose and coughing. Sore throat also involves throat inflammation, swelling, discomfort and pain. The cause of sore throat is infection with viruses and even without treatment, the illness disappears in a matter of days. Sore throat usually involves inflammation…

Shingles Treatment

Anyone who has had the shingles disease or who has known anyone suffering from the shingles disease knows how painful and debilitating an outbreak of shingle is. Even if you haven’t had shingles yourself, or known anyone with the disease, you probably can remember the maddening itch of your childhood case of chickenpox and the…