Archive | May, 2014

What is nickel allergy?

Nickel allergy occurs once an adverse skin reaction develops once in contact with nickel. Throughout the years, nickel allergies have steadily increased. As a result, nickel used in jewelry and eyeglasses was drastically reduced to prevent the cases of nickel allergies. On the other hand, nickel is not only used in jewelry, but also in […]

First aid for sports-related back strain

Both occasional sports enthusiasts and professional athletes suffer from back strain. It is a common sports injury that occurs once one of the muscles that support the spine is pulled, twisted or torn. Sports that involve jumping will put individuals at high risk for back strains as well as those who resume a particular sport […]

What is hyperventilation?

Hyperventilation is basically a condition in which the individual starts to breathe in a quick manner. Normal breathing involves a balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. When an individual hyperventilates, the balance is disrupted by exhaling more than what is inhaled, thus resulting to a rapid reduction of carbon dioxide in […]

All about nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting can be experienced in different conditions. Nausea is a feeling in which an individual might vomit, but not actually vomiting. As for vomiting, it is best described as a reflex that could not be controlled that involves expelling the contents of the stomach via the mouth. Always bear in mind that both […]

Adult gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is basically an infection of the stomach and bowel. The common symptoms that can manifest include vomiting and repeated episodes of diarrhea. Take note that the causes and treatment for this condition tends to vary between children and adults. Causes of gastroenteritis For adults, the common causes of the condition are food poisoning and […]

What you need to know about the Tommy John surgery

The Tommy John surgery is used to repair an elbow ligament that is damaged. The procedure is commonly performed on athletes particularly the pitchers in baseball but it is also done on younger individuals. This surgical procedure is also called UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) reconstruction. During a Tommy John surgery, the surgeon replaces the damaged […]

Injury to the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is one of the long tendons in the body that spans the bones of the heel up to the muscles in the calf. It is a spring-like band of tissue at the rear part of the ankle and above the heel. It allows you to extend the foot as well as pointing […]

What you need to know about MCL injuries

There are seven ligaments present all over and around the knee that help provide stability for the biggest joint in the body. Three of these ligaments are rarely damaged unless one of the other four is injured at the same time. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is […]