Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms After Gallbladder Surgery)

An estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones (cholelithiasis), and about 30 percent of these patients will ultimately develop symptoms of their gallstone disease. The most common symptoms specifically related to gallstone disease include upper abdominal pain (often, but not always, following a heavy or greasy meal), nausea, and vomiting. (The upper abdominal pain often radiates…

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Causes of Asthma

Before discussing what causes asthma, I would like to first define what asthma is. Bronchial asthma is a usually reversible disease of the lungs. This chronic and inflammatory disease involves the air passages in the lungs and affects about 25 million people in the United States. Intermittent episodes of wheezing (bronchospasm) can be alleviated by…

Understanding Idiopathic Angioedema

Idiopathic Angioedema is a medical condition that causes severe swelling of the skin tissue under the surface layer or the ‘Derma’. Angioedema often manifests very suddenly which can cause some distress. The cause of the condition is unknown as far as modern medicine goes, but many believe the condition to be linked to underlying autoimmune…

Prevent Heart Attacks

A condition where the oxygen and the blood supply is restricted to the heart, if left untreated results in heart attacks. It may also ultimately lead to death. You can also prevent the recovery of a heart attack by: Taking your medications regularly. These medicines are prescribed to prevent blood clots and lower the levels…

Heart Attack Pain and Emergency Measures

In heart attack it is common that the pain is either very intense or mild. Its’ intensity can veary a lot from case to case. One specific sign of a myocardial infarction is, as in the angina pain, the growth in intensity during the first minutes. The site of pain is usually behind the breastboneand…

How To Reduce Chances Of Having A Heart Attack?

Someone has a heart attack every 20 seconds in US and every 2 minutes in United Kingdom, so, it is wise to start thinking from now how could you prevent having Hart Attack, especially if you have a family history with such events already. Heart attack is a situation when myocardium, the heart muscle, is…

The Underlying Causes of Heart Disease

Despite the best of medical efforts,  heart   disease  still kills about 2,400 Americans every single day. That is an average of one death every 37 seconds. This includes many kinds of cardiovascular  disease  like  heart  attacks, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis and arrhythmias. The good news is we are doing a much better job of identifying…

Prescription For Hospital Survival Is Growth, Not Cutbacks

The United Health Fund recently reported that 13 of 35 non-profit, acute care hospitals in New York City are in such financial distress that their long-term viability is in doubt — a warning for all health care institutions struggling to survive. But the traditional cost-cutting and layoff prescriptions for health care providers in trouble are…

The Brain Tumor Symptoms

The symptoms of brain tumor vary from patient to patient, and most of these symptoms can also be found in people without brain tumors. So the only way to know if you really have a brain tumor or not is to consult your doctor and get a brain scan. Headache is the symptom that is…

Depression Causes and Treatment – Are You Depressed

Depression is one of the most serious medical and psychological problems. It is caused by different factors from physical to emotional to intellectual and spiritual aspects of being; and it could also result to various circumstances like suicide and mental abnormalities. Depression is the feeling of being low, sad and down for a long period…

Asbestosis and the Respiratory Distress Due to Asbestos

Asbestosis: respiratory distress due to asbestos Asbestosis, the name says it all, is a disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos. The lungs become less elastic so that the patient may have difficulty breathing, the patient also has a greater chance of lung cancer. The therm Asbestos is a generic term for a number of…

Cough In Children

Childhood coughing can be due to many factors, often more than one in a given child. Certainly the most common causes are common colds, more serious respiratory infections like pneumonia, and asthma. Aspirated foreign bodies to the airways, sinusitis and psychogenic cough are other causes. The typical cough from a cold virus is associated with…

Her Most Famous Painting (The Roots) – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, born on July 6, 1907, was an incredibly strong woman and an internationally recognized Mexican painter. She was married to a Mexican painter Diego Rivera, whose artistry she admired. Her work used to carry a competent blend of the Mexican and European cultures. Most of her paintings were self-portraits (55 out of 143),…