Medical Articles

How Can Cold-Induced Asthma Be Diagnosed?

Shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, coughing, wheezing, cyanosis, loss or decreased consciousness, chest tightness, and chest pain can be symptoms of cold-induced asthma. These asthma symptoms can also be symptoms of a different disease. This makes it very important for a person who exhibits these symptoms to consult his or her doctor. The doctor can…

Bronchitis Treatment – Cure Yourself At Home

If you keep taking antibiotics for Bronchitis you find that after awhile they become less affective. In normal medical practice you don’t have much option as that hacking cough tries to remove the infected phlegm that the infection causes. Some people are unlucky enough to keep catching the Bronchitis infection and will end up at…

Chronic Shoulder Pain – Understanding the Causes

Chronic shoulder pain can develop from a variety of conditions that affect the anatomical structures of the shoulder. These include acromioclavicular arthritis, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder instability (dislocated shoulder), shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff pathology. This article will discuss each of these pathologies. 1. Acromioclavicular Arthritis – Your clavicle is the small bone that…

What a Pain! Joint and Connective Tissue Disorders

Pain is pain and we want to be free from it, no matter the source of it. So often we are quick to treat the pain without taking the time to distinguish the cause. Knowing the cause of some pains can prevent unnecessary medication, mistreatment and prolonged aches and discomfort. When dealing with joint and…

Hip Stress Fractures – Are They Your Early Warning Signs?

Hip stress fractures can be an early warning sign of poor bone health. They also provide an opportunity to make improvements in your nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle to prevent further deterioration into full osteoporosis. In the United States, it is estimated that 340,000 hip fractures occur each year and that by 2040 this number…

High School Sports Injuries – Shoulder Injuries

A high school athlete should never shrug off a shoulder injury. The shoulder is one of the most important joints on the body. Athletes need the shoulder to throw a ball or other object, block an opponent, maintain their balance, and so on. Unfortunately, all of these activities can result in a variety of shoulder…

Cerebral Palsy – Definition, Assessment and Interventions

Definition Cerebral palsy (CP) is characterized by aberrant control of movement or posture and appears early in life secondary to central nervous system damage. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the brain and ‘palsy’ means weakness or lack of muscle control. CP distorts messages from the brain to cause increased muscle tension (hyper tonus) or reduced muscle tension…

Analysis Paralysis

Regardless of their age, their level of business expertise or even their role in their company, many business professional experience a debilitating state of mind that can be called “analysis paralysis.” Too many options, too many risks, too much pressure. The result is that they sit with their questions, watching good things happen to other…

Does a Hernia Make Your Stomach Big?

Suffering a hernia can be a different experience for different people. For some hernia sufferers, hernias are rather painful, while for others there is little or no pain involved. Meanwhile, for some hernia patients, the hernia is present and visible more or less all of the time. In the case of others, it comes and…

Lower Back Pain

One of the most common problems of the elderly is that of lower back pain. This does not mean, however, that lower back pain or lumbago is not common in other age groups as well. Fortunately, it often subsides within a short time with little or no treatment. Because the lumbar region of the back…

TMJ Exercise Information

TMJ is short for Temporomandibular Joint. This is the joint that connects the jawbone and the skull together. The cause of the disorder in TMJ is unfortunately not very well researched and understood. It happens basically because of the displacement of a disc. It hurts very badly and when one opens or closes one’s mouth,…

What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Imagine waking up and having constant facial pain in your eyes, lips and jaw. You go to the dentist because it feels like a toothache. After tooth extractions the pain is still there and it is becoming unbearable. You finally go toe the doctor and he diagnoses it as Trigeminal Neuralgia. This article will examine…

5 Symptoms of Damaged Penis Nerves

Damaged penile nerves are a major cause of sexual problems in men around the world. Nerves send messages of touch, heat, pain and pleasure to the brain so when the nerves in the penis become damaged, a condition called neuropathy, sensitivity may be lost and sexual function and satisfaction seriously reduced. Poor nutrition, chronic disease…

Acupressure – How Does It Work?

Acupressure is a form of treatment that involves the pressing of specific points on the body with either fingers, knuckles or palms of the hand and sometimes by using the elbows or feet to relieve pain, reduce stress and generally promote a persons good health. Also developed in China some 5,000 years ago, acupressure is…

What Is The Best Size For A Baby Blanket?

Were you given a beautiful velour crib sized baby blanket at your shower? Did you try wrapping that tiny baby in the blanket, only to find you were cuddling lots of blanket and very little baby? Here are some tips to help you decide a good size blanket for the age of your baby. Usually,…