Lung Abscess – A Preventable Pulmonary Disorder

Localized suppurative lesion in the lung is called lung abscess. Tuberculous and cystic cavities, though secondarily infected by pyogenic organisms, are not usually included under this term. Causes 1. Aspiration Pneumonia: Aspiration of gastric contents or materials from the upper respiratory tract occurs during coma, anaesthesia or deep sleep. 2. Other types of Pneumonias 3.…

What Is the Best Cold Sore Remedy?

More and more people suffer and ask the question “what is the best cold sore remedy?”. There are a lot of effective ways to get rid of them. Surprisingly, most of the treatments can be acquired over the counter. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They appear as small but painful fluid…

How to Treat and Avoid Bronchitis

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. It is a pulmonary disease from the COPD category. COPD means chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the agents that may lead to this disease are viruses, bacteria, fungi or just breathing a polluted air, smoking or breathing the cigarettes smoke.Low temperatures in winter also influences…

Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites can be dangerous places, even when safely maintained. The presence of heavy machinery can lead to serious personal injuries or even fatal accidents. There are also industrial tools and raw materials which can lead to bodily harm. Below is a list of common construction site injuries which occur on worksites. If you’ve been…

What Is Lipoma?

We are told that lipomas appear just because of a genetic predisposition. I have a hard time believing that. I feel that something external triggers the genes to produce excessive amounts of fat cells. I have a hypothesis as to why this happens. Basically, I see only one reason for the growth of a lipoma.…

Your Guide to Making Fracture Compensation Claims

 Fracturing  a bone can be extremely painful and can cause problems for employment. Due to this, if you have experienced a  fracture  due to someone else’s carelessness, negligence or actions, you are likely to be entitled to make a  fracture  compensation claim. However, the process can sometimes be tricky as many people aren’t entirely sure…

Dental Implants – What Determines Success and Failure

Dental implants are presented to patients as perfect or near perfect replacements to their missing teeth. Rarely are they informed of the risks and counseled on the failure rates. The procedures can have serious consequences and is not perfect. Implants can and do fail. Patients need to be thoroughly informed about the risks and understand…

Cerebral Palsy and Its Causes

 Cerebral   Palsy  is a term given to a condition that results from a brain injury; or an abnormality that might have occurred during the foetal development, or at the time of birth. At times, this might occur within the initial months of the life of the infant or immediately after birth. Even though medical science…

Physiotherapy Management of Osteoporotic Fractures

Compression fractures of the spinal column are increasingly common clinical presentations with the increase in the elderly age groups as the population ages. Compression fractures may result in hospital admissions and can be extremely costly in personal and economic terms. Suffering an osteoporotic fracture is often non-symptomatic but some suffer very significant pain which can…

Thyroid Disease 8 Risks And 8 Causes

The thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland wrapped around the windpipe, is located in the neck behind and below the Adams apple. It is labelled as the “master” gland because of its many functions in the body such as producing key hormones, regulating body temperature, and managing metabolism. This gland has the only cells in the…

Basic Metabolic Panel – Potassium

Part 2 of a closer look at the Basic Metabolic Panel or BMP that most people have run every time they go to the doctor. Today’s focus is potassium. Range: The normal range is 3.5-5.0 mEq/L or that is the normal range for 95% of the population, so you may fall outside of that range…

Childhood Obesity on the Rise

Results of a recent National Health and Nutrition Survey on 12,384 youths, ages 2 to 19 years indicate that severe  obesity  among children increased almost 400% between the periods 1976=1980 and 1999-2004. This equates to an estimate of approximately 2.7 million children in the U. S. who are severely obese. Additionally, a third of severely…

What Causes Cold Sores in Your Mouth?

Cold  sores  are a very common infection and it has been estimated that 80% percent of the United States population has been exposed to herpes simplex virus, the virus which causes cold  sores . An interesting fact to note – even if a person has been infected with the herpes virus, they may not always experience…