Kinds of Pneumonia – Hypostatic and Broncho (Acute Lobar Pneumonia)

Hypostatic Pneumonia This is seen in elderly debilitated persons who are bed-ridden. It is a form of aspiration pneumonia. Inadequate cough reflex, excessive respiratory secretions and pulmonary congestion favor the development of hypostatic pneumonia. Microbial flora is derived from the upper respiratory secretions. The lesion is a bronchopneumonia. Hypostatic Pneumonia acts as a pre-terminal event…

Metatarsal Fractures in Elite Soccer Players

An England World Cup preparation would not be complete without one of its star players suffering from a metatarsal fracture, only weeks before the start of the tournament! David Beckham was the first victim of the much dreaded injury in 2002, and in 2006, Wayne Rooney topped most of the newspapers with the same injury.…

What Are the Causes of Wrist and Ankle Pain?

Wrists and ankles are two specific body parts which contain bones, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves. A patient can experience pain in these two parts. Here we will learn how to manage these occurrences. The wrist is an intricate joint consists of eight small bones positioned in two pile ups between the bones in the…

Sleep Paralysis Hallucination

Sleep paralysis hallucination is one condition that affects many people at some stage in their lives. The problem arises when the attacks become more frequent and persistent in nature. For you to be able to deal with the problem you need to at least understand what causes it. Generally it happens when a person is…

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy

Non-surgical spinal decompression is manual therapeutic traction applied to spinal vertebral joints to relieve chronic backache, sciatica and other musculoskeletal disorders involving the spinal cord. Due to age related degenerative diseases of bones or certain occupational activities that cause excessive wear and tear of the axial skeleton, the spinal joints undergo deterioration leading to herniation,…

Some Types of Degenerative Spine Diseases

Degenerative spine diseases are all kinds of diseases in relation with spine located inside the vertebrae and forms a major part of the nervous system of the body. These diseases do cause a lot of problems if not treated well on time. Following are some of the most common types of degenerative diseases that trouble…

The 5 Trigger Points of Sciatica

Sciatica is a symptom, or group of symptoms, caused by any number of conditions which compress the sciatic nerve. The main symptom of sciatica is pain radiating from the lower back or buttocks, down the back of the thigh. Pain may travel as far as the calf muscles. There may also be associated tingling, numbness…

Slipped Disc, Pinched Nerve, and Back Pain

Vertebrae are separated by inter-vertebral discs which act as small shock absorbers and facilitate movement of the spine. These discs consist of a very strong fibrous sac filled with an elastic jelly and very firmly welded to the vertebrae and cannot come loose. They can be compressed, twisted, rotated, bent and move obliquely, facilitating movement…

What Makes Children Hyperactive?

Even though so many psychologists are sometimes quick to make a diagnosis of ADHD when they are presented with a child that is overactive, kids can be overactive and not be ADHD. Children will appear to be ADHD at some stages of their life especially when they are overly excited and not sure what to…

Sore Throat – Four Home Remedies to Ease Your Pain

Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is known for its effectiveness against a sore throat and its usefulness as a home remedy in general. Like most of the other remedies, simply take 2-3 spoonfuls and mix them with water. Then gargle the remedy as needed. You will notice improvements instantly. Yellow Mustard There is has…