Why Flamingos Don’t Get Hip Fractures

Osteoporosis is one of the biggest issues plaguing the mature and elderly population today. One of the biggest risks that occurs alongside osteoporosis is a fall that may result in a dangerous, possibly life-threatening fracture. Fractures of the femur are among the most dangerous. The femur, or thigh bone, is one of the strongest and…

Gastric Bypass Surgery And The Digestive System

We tend to use the term gastric bypass surgery somewhat loosely these days and include both true bypass operations such as the Roux-En-Y and popular and less radical forms of weight loss surgery such as gastric banding. While both have a role to play in curing the problem of obesity, bypass surgery takes full advantage…

Two Common Horse Ailments

Digestive Problems Many horses suffer from stress related digestive problems. Studies show over 50% of show and race horses have ulcers in their GI tract. When the proper acid-base balance of a horse’s digestive tract is disturbed, gastric and/or intestinal ulcers may develop. This increased intestinal permeability creates a pro-inflammatory state that may lead to…

Coding for Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures

Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy claims have to show medical necessity, if they are to be reimbursed without fail. This means that the appropriate ICD-9 codes will have to be reported. Usually, Medicare carrier websites publish these codes for GI procedures. Therefore when coding for lower GI procedures, payer specific coding becomes very important. Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopic…

Fibroid Treatment Without Surgery

Fibroid treatment without surgery can take many forms. Some women may use drug treatment, such as anti-inflammatories, the contraceptive pill, progestins, androgen therapy or hormonal therapy. Some will give symptomatic relief whereas others may reduce the size of fibroids. However, it is important to understand that these treatments are only ever intended to be temporary…

Cure for Ovarian Cysts

Most ovarian cysts are benign and harmless however you might desire to check a cure for ovarian cysts if you have been diagnosed. These cysts are collections of fluid with thin walls, and they may possibly be as large as cantaloupes or as tiny as peas. Pain and bleeding are among the issues that you…

Over the Counter Thrush Treatment

Also, mouth yeast infection can also be caused by wearing dentures and eating foods like cheese, sugar, beer, and mushroom. There are many over the counter thrush treatment you could purchase if you are suffering from the condition. Creams & Mouthwash Certainly, anti-fungal creams could help eliminate the type of fungus that causes thrush. However,…

Hepatitis C – What You Should Know

What is hepatitis C? First, hepatitis as defined in most dictionaries and medical literature is simply “inflammation of the liver.” Inflammation is, again from the dictionary, “localized heat, redness, swelling and pain as the result of irritation, injury or infection.” In other words inflammation is an abnormal or diseased state of the body. In the…

Liver Diseases: Effects of Alcohol

Three out of four liver diseases is completely avoidable. Among the effects of alcohol are major and life-threatening liver diseases. Nearly fifty percent of those who undergo or receive liver transplant are frequent alcohol drinkers while ten percent of them are severe alcoholics. A few major effects of alcohol on the liver are the following:…

Avoid Surgery For Kidney Stones

What is renal calculus or kidney stone? Renal calculus, in simple terms, kidney stone, consists of aggregates of crystals and small amounts of proteins and glycoproteins, which may damage kidney. But there genesis is poorly understood till date. Crystalline component usually consists of calcium oxalate(more than 50% of cases),calcium phosphate(10%),magnesium ammonium phosphate(10%) or rarely cystine…

How to Clean Vomit Off Spirit Sleep Mattresses

It’s a problem that not many people think about, until it happens to them. What do you do if your child or pet vomits on your mattress? And the even better question: what if that mattress is all memory foam, like a Spirit Sleep brand mattress? 1. First, remove the cover if possible, and wash…

Clostridium In Dogs – Symptoms and Treatment

The genus Clostridium is a group of anaerobic bacteria (they can thrive in conditions where oxygen is not present) which have been linked to several important diseases in dogs. Two of the most common clostridial infections in dogs are caused by Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium difficile. Some healthy dogs have been found to harbor C.…