Bronchitis Diagnosis

Diagnosis of bronchitis is based on observing the patient’s symptoms and health history. The physician listens to the patient’s chest with a stethoscope for specific sounds that indicate lung inflammation, such as moist rales and crackling, and wheezing, that indicates airway narrowing. Moist rales is a bubbling sound heard with a stethoscope that is caused…

Marfan’s Syndrome

Are you excessively tall? Do you have long bones that aren’t proportionate to the rest of your body? Perhaps you have Marfan’s syndrome. Marfan’s syndrome (arachnodactyly) is a rare inherited disorder of connective tissue that causes defects in the eyes, skeleton and cardiovascular system. It affects both males and females and may occur any time…

5 Reasons that Blood Tests are Done

If you have had a doctor’s appointment recently for anything other than a cold, then you probably had a blood test done. This is a very common procedure and can yield some very important information for the doctor as to your health and wellbeing. There are a multitude of reasons for a blood sample to…

Obesity – The Dangers You Should Be Aware Of

Increased Health Risk of Premature Death According to CDC researchers, an estimated 300,000 American deaths a year are related to obesity, but see note, below. The risk of premature death rises with increasing weight. Even moderate weight gain (10 to 20 pounds for a person of average height) increases the risk of death, particularly among…

– Osteoporosis -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Treatment of Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.Osteoporosis is a disease of bone that leads to…

Birth Injury – How to Sue and Win

On a regular basis, sadly, birth injuries occur in hospital settings and medical malpractice lawyers know this. Even being surrounded by professional during the delivery, birth injuries can still happen.Birth injuries can be caused by medical error or hospital negligence on the part of medical professionals, and does in many cases. Going through life with…

Is There A Known Psoriasis Cause?

You may already know that psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious skin disease that millions of people suffer from in the United States. If you have this problem yourself, you may be wondering what the psoriasis cause is. And there are many differing opinions on this … Scientists, researchers and medical professionals feel psoriasis is caused…

Marriage on The Rocks? Blame it on Snoring

So many people are still not fully aware of the health issues directly and indirectly related to snoring problems on a continuing basis. Not only is snoring seriously unhealthy for the person who is kept up nightly from their spouse's or partner's snoring, but snoring is also a very serious issue for the person who…

Head Injuries – Do’s And Don’ts

The brain is a very soft and a delicate organ. However, the protection offered by the head to the brain is limited and a hard and sudden blow to the head can result in injury to the brain of the spinal cord, not apparent through any visible signs on the head or the face. This…

Severe Depression – The Worst of Its Kind?

Severe Depression occurs when the illness is in its worse stages. Too many Americans will not seek help for this disorder until it is so severe that it takes years to bring under control. Depression of some type afflicts 15 million people in the USA annually. Medical attention will only be sought by about 4.5…

Cluster Headaches and Treatments

The cluster headache is a malady that affects just 69 out of 100,000 people in the population-much fewer than those who suffer from migraines, sinus headaches, or one of the many other types of headaches. This is probably why it was not really recognized by the medical community until the last 150 years or so…