Information on Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is an infection of yeast fungus, Candida albicans, in the mucous membranes of the mouth. Strictly speaking, thrush is only a temporary candida infection in the oral cavity of babies. However, we have for this purpose expanded the term to include candida infections occurring in the mouth and throat of adults, also known…

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone caused by repetitive stresses or overuse, such as the repetitive impact on the bones of the lower leg and foot during running and jumping activities. This injury commonly occurs in the weight bearing bones of the feet, upper and lower legs, and hip area. Any athlete may…

Do not Shrug Off Those Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is among the most important body parts. We use it for shooting balls, throwing objects, blocking, balancing, and many other things – all of which can result in injuries varying from mild to major. An athlete should take any injury to his shoulder seriously. One must identify the injury immediately, apply proper treatment,…

Cirrhosis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

An abnormal liver condition characterized by irreversible scarring of the liver. Alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are among the many causes of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can cause yellowing of the skin (jaundice), itching, and fatigue. Diagnosis of cirrhosis can be suggested by physical examination and blood tests, and can be confirmed by liver biopsy…

Cerebral Palsy – Who is Responsible?

Cerebral palsy is a term which is used to denote a number of disorders in the functioning of the brain. These disorders affect the movement of the body in some way. Generally, this type of disorder develops at the early age of body development, and in most cases, its symptoms in a child are quite…

Hypnagogic Hallucinations

Hypnagogic hallucination is the term which is used to define the state of mind when a person sees or hears things when he or she’s asleep. Most of the times these dreams are quite frightening which stimulate the person with fear, a sudden arousal or a jerk just before he or she’s about to sleep.…

Hepatitis C Symptoms Can Lie Dormant For many years

Hepatitis c symptoms are somewhat of an enigma because frequently they never appear and, when they do, they can take years to present themselves. There are three different types of hepatitis, namely A, B, and C. All affect the liver by causing severe inflammation. Causes may include poisons or toxins, certain medications, and alcoholism. Hepatitis…

Treatment of Femoral Hernias

In spite of empiric treatment methods of using a truss to support the abdominal wall, femoral hernias are only curable by surgical means. The hernia will only get worse and must be operated to prevent strangulation. Usually, the surgical intervention for repairing femoral hernias is an easy one; but patients must give their consent before…

Brain Injuries – How Can You Be Affected?

Although it may not seem something you need to worry about, impact brain injuries are unfortunately all too common. Impact brain injures are also something that can happen at any time, for example at work, or when walking down the street. An impact brain injury is a bang to the head that causes the brain…

Complete Information on Dent Disease With Treatment and Prevention

Dent disease is a genetic kind of liberal renal bankruptcy. It is one reason of Fanconi syndrome, and is characterized by tubular proteinuria, hypercalciuria, calcium nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis and chronic renal bankruptcy. Because of its rather rare occurrence, Dent’s disease is often diagnosed as idiopathic hypercalciuria, i.e. excess calcium in urine with undetermined causes. It is…

Heartburn Ulcer

At one point or other in our lives we have all experienced some form of heartburn. The effects of heartburn may be mild or frequent and painful, but they are symptoms that we can ease. There is however, an unfortunate side effect that can occur due to frequent heartburn irritations. This complication is a heartburn…

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

The term metabolic syndrome has been discussed in the news periodically when referring to the health of an individual, but what exactly is it? According to the Mayo Clinic the syndrome has to do with a group of conditions that occur together that increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Despite this definition,…

Diabetes – Can it Be Reversed?

Diabetes. It has an effect on most every part of your body, if you have it. A lot of people have diabetes and don’t even know it. Even greater amounts of people have pre-diabetes, and don’t even have a clue that they are at risk for diabetes! Want to prevent, reduce, or eliminate diabetes and…