Archive | July, 2017

Overview on pseudogout

Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that results to pain, tenderness, stiffness, warmth, redness and swelling in some joints. It typically affects a single joint at a time but can sometimes affect several at once. The condition generally affects the wrist or knee. Less commonly, it can affect the shoulder, hips, knuckles, elbows, ankles or […]

Overview on a collapsed lung

A collapsed lung or pneumothorax occurs if air enters the space amidst the chest wall and lung. Once the air accumulates, the pressure within the pleural space elevates and causes the collapse of the lung. The pressure also prevents the lung from expanding while attempting to inhale which causes chest pain and shortness of breath. […]

What is lumbar canal stenosis?

Lumbar canal stenosis is characterized by tapering of the spinal canal where nerves and other structures interconnect with the canal. The constriction of the spinal canal occurs due to alterations linked with aging where the size is drastically reduced including the movement of one of the vertebrae from its normal alignment. The constriction of the […]

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can be acquired from an infected individual. The virus typically spreads from sexual activity or sharing needles with an infected person. In most cases, a blood test is taken to detect if an individual has the disease. It is important to note that hepatitis B is considered as a serious form of hepatitis. […]

Close look on group A streptococcal infections

Group A streptococcal infections range from a minor skin infection or sore throat to severe conditions. Strep throat along with other minor forms of skin infections are the common forms of the disease. What are the possible complications? If group A streptococcal infections are left untreated, it can result to rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. […]