Hepatitis – Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment

Hepatitis is the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue caused by excessive alcohol drinking, disorders of the gall bladder or pancreas, including medication side effects, and infections. In this article, we will discuss Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prevention and Treatment of hepatitis. I. Causes of hepatitis A person can develop hepatitis if they contract…

How to Pass Kidney Stones from Bladder

How to Pass Kidney Stones from Bladder Ureterolithiasis is a condition of having a calculus in the ureter, the tube connecting the kidneys and the bladder. Uriolithiasis refers to the condition of having calculi in the urinary tract which may form and pass into the urinary bladder. Bladder stones apply to uriolithiasis of the bladder…

Canine Vomiting – Common causes you should know

Dogs sometimes vomit and there is nothing wrong with that if these episodes don’t occur very often. But the frequent episodes can be a real sign that the dog has a serious problem. There are a lot of causes for dog vomiting and here are the most common ones. Gastrointestinal If the gastrointestinal tract has…

Symptoms of Food Poisoning, Causes and Treatment

Food poisoning is a general term for health problems arising from eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses, environmental toxins, or toxins present within the food itself, such as the poisons in some mushrooms or certain seafood. Symptoms of food poisoning usually involve nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Some food-borne toxins can affect…

Stomach Ulcers: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Many complain about having stomach pains as a result of having stomach ulcers. There are various causes and symptoms. Fortunately, there are holistic treatments that can offer relief. A bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori is the cause of 80 to 90 percent of all ulcers. Stomach ulcers can also be caused by a deterioration of the…

Symptoms Of Gastritis

Gastritis is not a disease on its own but a symptom of abnormal digestion. It is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It affects millions of people worldwide. It can be divided into 3 categories: (1) erosive and hemorrhagic gastritis (2) non erosive and nonspecific gastritis (3) specific gastritis indicative…

Pericarditis – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, a membrane that surrounds the heart and its major blood vessels. Pericarditis can be caused by infection, heart attack, autoimmune disorders, chest trauma, cancer, kidney failure, or drugs. Pericarditis most often affects men aged 20-50. Pericarditis may be acute or chronic. Heart attack (see post-MI pericarditis) and myocarditis can…

Edema Treatment

Edema is the abnormal swelling of some part of the body due to the retention of fluid in body tissues. Most often, when physicians refer to edema, they are talking about swelling of the lower legs or ankles. Edema is not a disease itself. Rather, it is a sign that may be related to illness…

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) – A Heart Condition

Mitral Valve allows blood to flow in one direction from the atrium (upper chamber) to the ventricle (lower chamber). It is one of the four valves separating different chambers of the heart. Mitral valve causes problem if it doesn’t open and close as per its functionality. It causes blood to leak backwards into the upper…

Nursing Care for Patients Receiving tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) for Acute Limb Ischemia

Nursing Care for Patients Receiving Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Limb Ischemia By Jaaska L. Cather, RN, BSN, MSN [email protected] Staff Nurse (Clinical RN – Four)  The Winchester Medical Center Cardiovascular Interventional Unit, Winchester, VA                 As the acuity of patients increase, more and more critical patients are now being cared for in step-down units and…

Heart Attack – 3 Signs

Coronary heart disease, in its various forms, is the number one killer in the United States. One way that it kills is heart attack. Most of us have seen a movie or television show in which someone has a dramatic heart attack. The actor clasps the chest, and falls to the floor in pain. The…

Tuberculosis – Information on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. If you have been exposed, you should…