Mitral Valve Prolapse and Panic Attacks

Mitral valve prolapse and panic attacks (anxiety attacks) are not a cause and effect process. They just have some symptoms that can be the same. Other symptoms are quite different, the set of symptoms that overlap can create some confusion in diagnosis and in treatment of the two. Mitral valve prolapse occurs in about fifteen…

Fastest Cure For a Penis Yeast Infection

Suffering from a penis yeast infection is never a pretty site. You feel irritated, itchy, dry, some discomfort during urination and generally just grossed out by your own situation. For men, having a yeast infection is pretty foreign territory. After all, how often do you see penile yeast infection commercials on tv? Not too often.…

Heart Attack – How Aspirin Helps

If you or a loved one has heart disease, heart attack prevention and treatment are very important subjects. Your physician may have recommended taking a low dose aspirin each day to avoid heart attack. You may have heard that you can increase your chances of survival during a heart attack by taking aspirin. But how?…

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – An Airborne Contagious Killer

Tubercolosis (also commonly known as TB), is an airborne contagious disease which usually affects the lungs. The symptoms of the TB disease infecting the lungs include coughing with sputum tinged blood, chest pains on exertion, fever, fatigue, weight loss, weakness, aches and chills. The treatment for uncomplicated cases of tuberculosis is the anti-tuberculosis medication taken…

Telogen Effluvium Regrowth – What to Look For

I get a lot of questions about regrowth with telogen effluvium (TE.) People want to know when they should begin seeing it, when they can expect it to make a difference in the volume of their hair, and what to do if they aren’t seeing any. I’ll try to address these concerns in the following…

What Types of Ovarian Cysts Are Possible After 50?

The types of ovarian cysts in women over the age of 50 are exactly the same as the types of ovarian cysts in women under the age of 50. The profound difference is that post-menopausal women are significantly more susceptible to developing a cancerous cyst. Your doctor may have shared with you the term for…

Cat Pneumonia – An Owner’s Guide to Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia in cats is a serious condition. It occurs when there is inflammation in the lungs. The condition can quickly become life-threatening as it progresses. As the disease advances, your cat will have more and more trouble breathing. It can effectively be treated if caught early enough. Causes The inflammation in the lungs is a…

Dislocated Elbow

The elbow forcibly hyperextends, causing the ligaments to rupture, and sometimes a fracture will result. In some situations, the displaced bones may compress the nerves and blood vessels around the elbow requiring immediate reduction (repositioning) of the dislocation to relieve pressure. A physician can usually perform this procedure on the playing field or in the…

Ankle Dislocation

What Is an Ankle Dislocation? An ankle dislocation happens any time a bone within the ankle joint is shifted out of location. Generally resulting from trauma to the ankle joint, a dislocation is really a painful injury that calls for fast medical attention. Treatment usually entails surgical treatment as well as a recuperation period of…

Fractures – A Common Cause of Knee Pain

There are a number of things that can cause knee pain. Fractures can cause an incredible amount of pain, and believe it or not, sometimes just moving the wrong way can cause a fracture, especially among the elderly and others suffering from bone and joint degeneration. Luckily, in most cases, this is a condition that…

Fracture – Its Pathophysiology, Signs and Diagnosis

Violence or trauma leads to a break in the bone as well as injury to the underlying structures and soft tissues. There is tear in the periosteum which covers the bone. The blood vessels which supply the bone and the periosteum are ruptured leading to haemorrhage. The haemorrhage leads to the formation of a haematoma…

Cerebral Palsy Exercises for Children

The best part of a cerebral palsy therapy is exercising. There are numerous advantages for a child suffering from cerebral palsy to exercise because it improves muscle strength, flexibility, muscle tone and mobility. Exercises also help the bones, since it gives them structure and also improves their strength. There is a misconception that one has…

The Causes of Paralysis

After a serious accident or illness, an individual may be left with paralysis.  Paralysis is the loss of muscle function, which renders an individual unable to use parts of his or her body.  Typically, the loss of muscle function will significantly alter an individual’s way of life. An individual may suffer paralysis in a number…