Archive | March, 2017

Viral bronchitis

Viral bronchitis causes inflammation of the air passages in the lungs. One of the main indications of this condition is chest pain. When it comes to the viral form, it results to the rearrangement of the cellular membranes of the bronchus and alveoli. Who are at risk? Elderly Young children Infants Smokers Individuals suffering from […]

Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is caused by the inhalation of fungal spores found in bird droppings that is transmitted to humans once they become airborne. It can also spread by contact with soil that has been contaminated by bird droppings. The condition rarely triggers any symptoms. Some are not even aware that they have histoplasmosis but there are […]

Breast contusion

A breast contusion involves bruising of the breast tissue from a direct blow or strike to the area. This injury is likely to occur if struck by a ball in cricket or hockey or being elbowed during contact sports. The breasts are mainly comprised of fatty tissue with the mammary muscle and glands. The muscle […]

Abdominal strain

An abdominal strain involves straining or rupture of the abdominal muscles, typically at the site where it links to the pelvis. A tear in the muscle or tendon can occur in the rectus abdominus muscle but other muscles in the stomach region are also affected such as the external or internal obliques. The injury is […]

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis triggers the congestion of the airways due to a viral infection. The condition can start out as common cold but rapidly progresses to include other symptoms such as coughing or wheezing. In most cases, these symptoms might take a few weeks or even up to a month to settle. Many children can recover with […]

Hernia

Hernia develops if an internal part of the body particularly the intestine is driven through a weakened spot in the overlying muscular wall. This protrusion causes a soft lump. What are the indications? Abrupt pain when straining or lifting that settles after the initial phase of discomfort or pain. A soft protrusion or lump can […]

Viral meningitis

Viral meningitis involves inflammation of the meninges or membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. It is typically triggered by a viral infection which is less severe than bacterial meningitis, but its severity depends on the cause and immune status of the individual. The condition eventually resolves but special care is required in some […]

Overview on sciatica

Sciatica is back pain that radiates down the leg. This can be triggered by various factors but a prolapsed or even a slipped disc is the usual cause. Indications In most cases, it usually starts with acute low back pain that radiates into the buttocks, rear of the thigh and into the legs. Sciatica can […]

Hemorrhagic stroke

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs if there is rupture of a weak blood vessel which results to bleeding in the brain. Oftentimes, bleeding can occur in the neighboring tissues which places pressure on the brain. This results to diminished supply of blood to some areas in the brain and causes impairment of the brain tissue. What […]