What is a Hiatal Hernia

July 26, 2017

The esophagus joins the mouth and throat to the stomach. It moves within the chest cavity and starts at the abdominal cavity through a hole in the diaphragm known as the esophageal hiatus. The term Hiatal hernia defines a condition where a portion of the stomach that ordinarily is located in the abdominal cavity swells or protrudes through the esophageal hiatus to sit within the chest cavity. What causes a…


Understanding a Edema

July 25, 2017

Edema is a medical term for swelling. Body parts that swell from injury or inflammation. It can be affected a small region or the whole body. Medicines, infections pregnancy, and many other medical problems can induce edema. Edema happens when your small blood vessels become “leaky” and release fluid into the nearby tissue. That extra fluid builds, which makes the tissue swelling. Edema is also spelled œdema is an abnormal…


Why Do I Have Dry and Chapped Lips?

July 12, 2017

Many may think of chapped lips a condition at only happens in the winter. You can get dry, sore, cracked and scaly lips anytime during the year. We have highlighted a few things that can cause more damage to your lips, preventing you from having healthy lips. Chapped lips also called cheilitis is primarily due to the loss of hydration from natural oils and lips, in the outermost skin layer…


What Is Piriformis Syndrome

March 20, 2017

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, inside the buttock region, causes spasms, and pain in the buttocks region. The piriformis muscle can also irradiate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness, and tingle along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain). The Piriformis Muscle, The piriformis muscle is a small muscle found deep in the buttocks (behind the gluteus…


Sickle Cell Disease Test Diagnosis and Treatments

December 18, 2016

What is Sickle Cell Disease: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors Test And Diagnosis A blood test can verify for hemoglobin S – the defective form of hemoglobin that underlines sickle cell anemia . In the United States, the Blood test is part of routine newborn screening done at the optical. However, older children and adults can be examined, too. In adults, a blood sample is drawn a vein in the arm,…


Understanding Dystonia: Sypmtoms & Treatments

December 12, 2016

Dystonia is a disease that affects the movement of a person’s muscle, in which the contract uncontrollably. The contraction produces the affected body part to twist involuntarily ending in repetitive movements or abnormal positions. Dystonia can affect one muscle, a muscle group, or the entire body. Dystionia effects about 1% of the population and women are more prone to it than men. What are the symptoms of Dystonia? Symptoms of…


Undertstanding Erectile Disfunction

November 11, 2016

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the failure to get and keep and erection firm enough for sex. Having erection challenges from time to time is not necessarily a cause for concern. However if erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, it can cause anxiety, stress, negatively affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship struggles. Difficulties getting or keeping an erection also can be a sign of an underlying health condition that requires…


The Skeletal System: Physiology

November 4, 2016

The Skeletal System: Anatomy   Support and Protection The skeletal system’s main function is to form a stable structure that maintains and guards the body’s organs and support the skeletal muscles. The bones of the axial skeleton serve as a hard case to preserve the internal organs—such as the heart and the brain—from injury caused by external forces. The bones of the appendicular skeleton produce relief and versatility at the…


Understanding Antidepressants

October 10, 2016

There are numerous antidepressants; It may be challenging to know which one, you and your doctor may need to find what works for you so that you can enjoy your life again. Antidepressants are a conventional treatment option for those with depression. Although antidepressants may not cure depression may not cure depression they decrease your symptoms. The first antidepressant you try may work fine. But if it doesn’t reduce your…


What are Hemorrhoids: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

July 19, 2016

Hemorrhoids also referred to as piles. Hemorrhoids is a condition that causes the inflamed and swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids can have several causes. A common cause is from straining during bowel movement or from increase pressure on the veins during pregnancy. You have internal hemorrhoids, which is inside the rectum and external hemorrhoids, which develop under the skin around the anus. Hemorrhoids are a common…