Pneumonia and Its Causes, Risk Factors and Diagnosis

There are are mechanisms to protect your lungs from infection at each stage of the respiratory stage, but because you are very much exposed to viruses and bacteria sometimes these mechanisms fail in protect your respiratory system and you develop pneumonia. The infectious agents are attacked by white blood cells and all the process determins…

Canine Fears and Phobias

I would like to share some of my experiences with dogs who are fearful or phobic. First of all there is a difference between fears and phobias. Fears can be worked with and possibly get better but phobias can not be cured they can only be managed. Phobias often cause dogs to react with irrational…

Anxiety -A Lifelong Challenge

There are many people that suffer from one form or another of anxiety. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a recognized authority on various mental health issues, about 17 to 20% of the American population may suffer some type of anxiety disorder. Given the current state of the country, society and the world…

How to Treat Ingrown Toe Nails – Onychocryptosis

Do you have an ingrown toe nails? Ingrown toe nails are a very painful condition where the nail edge of your nail penetrates the nail fold. It is a commonly presented problem in the Podiatry clinic in which it can be treated conservatively without the administration of Local Anaesthetic or surgically with the administration of…

Nail Fungus – Causes and Symptoms

Fungus infection is a very common problem faced by people around the world. Its scientific name is onychomycosis and it is a condition related to nails especially the toe nails. Nail fungus is a problem which occurs amongst men more than women. In the initial stage the symptoms of this nail infection is not noticeable.…

What Exactly is Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a long term problem occurring from inflammation of bronchi, which results to excessive formation of mucous blocking the airflow into the respiratory system. To be classified chronic bronchitis certain fixed criteria have to be met these are: -For two years consecutively cough with expectoration for minimum of a time frame exceeding three…

Upper GI Bleed Treatment Options

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding requires immediate medical attention. This emergency may occur due to many different contributing factors. Sufferers of ulcers either in the stomach of the duodenum may be at a markedly higher risk for developing a wound. Additionally, those battling cancer in the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum may also see the development of an…

Colon Cancer Causes Are Linked to Unhealthy Eating Habits

Colon cancer causes are often a result of irritable bowel movement symptoms, and may be responsible for conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, migraines and skin problems, among many others. Colon cancer is a major illness and one that causes life altering effects. This form of cancer is one of the most common in the nation.…