How Severe Is My Ankle Sprain?

Spraining your ankle is the most common ankle injury, and it occurs when the ligaments in the ankle are either torn or stretched beyond their limit.  People who have suffered from sprained ankles in the past have a higher risk of re-spraining their ankle in the future.  Other people who have a high risk for…

Death from Liver Disease

The liver is a very important organ that performs a variety of functions in the human body. Being a large organ, the liver can cope with small damages. If the damage is left untreated, it can worsen the condition of the liver and prevent it from functioning. Severe damage to the liver can result in…

What is Canine Urolithiasis in Miniature Schnauzers?

Urolithiasis in canines is a disease that can affect many pets. Miniature Schnauzers are particularly likely to develop this condition. Urolithiasis is caused by urolith (stones), calculi or kidney stones in the urinary tract. The condition is also referred to as urinary calculi, cystitis or bladder stones. They are very much like kidney stones in…

All About Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning When you visit a restaurant for a nice sit-down meal, or when you purchase packaged edibles from the grocery store, you do not expect to get sick from eating these food products. Unfortunately, however, many people suffer food poisoning from poorly handled, stored, cleaned, or cooked items. If you have developed a bad…

What is Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction?

The Sphincter of Oddi, named after Ruggero Oddi, an Italian anatomist who described this structure in 1887, is the muscle valve that regulates the flow of bile and pancreatic juice into the duodenum (beginning of the small intestine). Regulation of the Sphincter of Oddi is accomplished through the nervous system and the blood by special…

Natural Remedies to Combat Acid Reflux

Below is a comprehensive list in no particular order of Natural Remedies that you can use to ease heartburn and stop the regular attack of acid reflux. These remedies pose a potentially alternate route for the treatment of reflux, so think twice next time you go to grab the medication. 1. Drink milk – This…

Natural Remedies to Combat Acid Reflux

Below is a comprehensive list in no particular order of Natural Remedies that you can use to ease heartburn and stop the regular attack of acid reflux. These remedies pose a potentially alternate route for the treatment of reflux, so think twice next time you go to grab the medication. 1. Drink milk – This…

GERD and Cottage Cheese

GERD and cottage cheese are incompatible. GERD and milk are also incompatible. Many people believe that milk and other dairy products will lessen heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD. The truth is, however, that heartburn and milk, GERD and cottage cheese, or any other of dozens of combinations may only make the problem worse. National Heartburn…

CPT Code for Excision: Pathology as the Main Issue

Excision is defined as full-thickness (through the dermis) removal of a lesion, including margins, and includes simple (non-layered) closure when performed. Report each benign (or malignant) lesion excised separately. Selection of the CPT code for excision is determined by measuring the greatest diameter of the apparent lesion plus the margin required for complete excision. The…

How Long Can Parasites Live in Humans?

Those of you wondering just how long can parasites live in humans may be astounded by this. Parasites can actually live in us for up to 25 years. The tapeworm is the single most notorious parasite for such a long life inside its human host. During its lifetime, it can grow to 10 meters long.…

How To Get Rid Of Lymphedema Symptoms

If you are wondering how to get rid of lymphedema, one of the first things you will find out about this disorder is there is no cure. However, managing lymphedema is possible. Understanding the condition is key to learning how to handle the pain and swelling caused by lymphedema. Many people experience this disorder and…