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…


What Are Kidney Stones (renal lithiasis nephrolithiasis)

July 13, 2016

Kidney stones are small hard mineral deposits that form inside the kidneys also called (renal lithiasis nephrolithiasis) The stones are mad of mineral and acid salts. Kidney stones may cause and can affect any part of your urinary tract- from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones from when the urine become concentrated allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together. Passing kidney stones can be very painful, but the stones…


What is Sjogren’s Syndrome? Dry Eyes

July 9, 2016

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that affects the glands which are responsible for keeping the eyes, mouth and other parts of the body and parts of the body that are moist and lubricated This why dry eyes are common in Sjogren’s syndrome. Men and women at any age or race can develop Sjogren’s syndrome. However, it is prevalent among Caucasian women, typically beginning between the ages of 40 and…


COPD Treatment: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disesase

June 10, 2016

There is no cure for COPD. However, developing lifestyle changes and treatments can help you feel better and stay active, and slow the progressive of the disease. The primary goals of COPD treatment include: Relive your symptoms Slow the progress of the disease Improve your ability to stay active and exercise Preventing and treatment of potential complications Improve you overall health It may be recommended that you see a pulmonologist,…