Archive | August, 2016

What is overhydration?

Overhydration which occurs due to excessive intake of water is considered as a dangerous condition. It can disrupt the balance between water and sodium in the blood. Intake of increased fluids helps the body regulate the body temperature, flush out waste products, prevent constipation and perform other vital functions. In most cases, especially those who […]

Close look on oral thrush

Oral thrush develops once a yeast infection occurs on the interior of the mouth and on the tongue. Candida albicans fungus is responsible for causing oral thrush. A small amount of the fungus generally thrives in the mouth without triggering any harm. Nevertheless, once it starts to grow nonstop, an infection can advance in the […]

What are the causes of nystagmus?

Nystagmus is a condition involving spontaneous, swift movement of one or both eyes. This is often accompanied by visual issues including blurred vision. Indications of nystagmus The signs and symptoms of nystagmus typically includes rapid, uncontrolled eye movements. It is important to note that the direction of movement is utilized to determine the form of […]

Close look on scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a type of infection that occurs among individuals who develop strep throat. The infection is triggered by group A streptococcus bacteria which are also responsible for causing strep throat. The bacteria create a toxin that triggers the manifestation of bright red rashes on the body. This rash is what provides the condition […]

Overview on necrotizing vasculitis

Necrotizing vasculitis involves inflammation of the blood vessel walls. The condition typically affects the small and medium vessels with inflammation that disrupts the normal flow of blood. It can result to damage to the skin and muscles including necrosis. It is important to note that necrosis involves death of the tissues and organs. In some […]

Close look on ichthyosis vulgaris

Ichthyosis vulgaris is characterized as a skin disorder that causes dried out, dead skin cells to build-up as blotches on the skin surface. The condition is also called as “fish scale disease” since the dead skin accumulates in a similar pattern to the scales of fish. In most cases, the skin condition is relatively mild […]

What is a splint?

A splint is a piece of medical equipment utilized to keep an injured body part from moving and for protection against further damage. It is important to note that a splint is often utilized to stabilize a fractured bone while the individual is being transported to a healthcare facility for further treatment. It can also […]

Overview on hepatitis C

Hepatitis C causes inflammation and infection of the liver. The condition usually develops after being infected by the hepatitis C virus. An individual can either have acute or the chronic type. The indications of the acute type manifest quickly and lasts for a few weeks while the chronic type have symptoms that develop over months […]

Overview on a mixed tension migraine

A mixed tension migraine is described by having qualities of both a migraine and tension headache. This type of headache is more likely to occur among women than men. The pain-generating inflammatory substances that surround the blood vessels and nerves in the brain are believed to trigger migraines. The tension headaches are triggered by muscular […]