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Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart condition that can be deadly if left untreated. The 4 heart defects linked with the condition include: Hole amidst the left and right ventricles (ventricular septal defect) Narrowed pulmonary outflow tract Dense right ventricle Aorta that has shifted orientation and positions over the VSD It is important to […]

What is parrot fever?

Parrot fever is a rare form of infection. In most cases, it is due the Chlamydia psittaci bacteria. The disease is obtained from birds. Aside from parrots, it can be carried by other pet and wild birds. Generally, humans acquire parrot fever from birds via handling one or inhaling the particles of feces, urine or […]

Goodpasture syndrome

Goodpasture syndrome is a rare but potentially dangerous form of autoimmune condition. It results to the buildup of autoimmune proteins in the lungs and kidneys which leads to damage. If not promptly diagnosed and treated, it can result to serious bleeding in the lungs, kidney inflammation or failure or even death. What are the signs? […]

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

A broken or dislocated jaw involves impairment to one or both of the joints linking the inferior jawbone to the skull, specially the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The joint might crack, break or become loose from the skull. Once the jaw joint unhinges, it is called as a dislocation. What are the usual causes? Any form […]

Heel spur

A heel spur is a foot condition brought about by bony growth or calcium deposits between the heel bone and arch. The spurs often start in the front region of the heel and later affect other parts of the foot. Detecting heel spurs can be a challenging task. A heel spur will not always trigger […]

Meibomianitis

Meibomianitis is defined as inflammation of the Meibomian glands or excessive production of oil. It is important to note that there are miniature glands in the eyelids, specifically the Meibomian glands that generate oil that covers and protects the eye surface. The condition develops if the glands in the eyelids do not function normally. The […]

External eyelid stye

An external eyelid stye is defined as a painful, reddened bump on the eyelid surface. It can strikingly resemble a pimple and tender to the touch. It is likely to develop close to the edge of the eye where the eyelashes meet the eyelid. Children are typically affected by this condition. Generally, an external eyelid […]

Jammed finger

A jammed finger is a form of blunt impact injury which occurs if the finger tip is pushed back toward the hand. The momentum from the force of impact can stretch or tear apart the finger ligaments which results to a sprain. If the force of impact is strong enough, it can damage the tendon […]

Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is defined as an inflammatory condition of the liver brought about by excessive alcohol consumption over a prolonged span of time. It can be aggravated by ongoing alcohol use and binge drinking. If the individual develops this condition, he/she must stop drinking alcoholic beverages. Continued drinking can result to additional health issues such […]