Diseases and Conditions

Fluid in Lungs

By on November 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

The lungs contain alveoli, a number of small, elastic air sacs. As you breathe, the alveoli take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. It is the normal exchange of gasses in the body. However, there are instances when instead of air, fluid gets inside the alveoli. It causes insufficient oxygen in the bloodstream. As fluid […]

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Bronchospasm

By on October 19th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Bronchospasm is a condition that describes the narrowing of the airway, which directly affects your breathing. The bronchi (muscles lining the airways) in the lungs tighten leading to narrowing of the airways. As a result, the amount of oxygen that enters the blood is restricted. Even the amount of carbon dioxide that leaves the blood […]

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White Stool

By on October 15th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

The color of the stool is an indicator that something is not going right in your body. A white stool is an alarming sign and if you notice it, make sure you contact your doctor right away. There are a lot of white stool causes and that your doctor should determine the root cause so […]

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Swollen Uvula

By on October 10th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What does it mean when your uvula is swollen ? The mouth is a very important part of the body. Its roofing has two main sections: the hard palate and soft palate. The uvula is one of the structures you can find in the mouth. It is located at the back of the throat. It […]

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Cephalohematoma

By on October 7th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition A cephalohematoma is a hematoma (blood clot) in the area between the skull and periosteum (membrane covering the skull) secondary to ruptured blood vessels. It does not cause any harm to the brain cells, but the unnecessary pooling of the blood can be very alarming. It affects about 2% of all live births. It […]

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Scratchy Throat

By on October 5th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

A scratchy throat is an indicator that there is something wrong in your body. Most of the time, it is a sign that you will have a cold. It could be caused by allergy, a strained vocal cord, or an infection of the throat. A scratchy throat should not be taken for granted. Immediate treatment […]

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Montgomery Gland

By on October 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

The Montgomery gland is a large sebaceous gland in the breast. It represents the transition between the sweat gland and the mammary gland. It was named after an Irish obstetrician, William F. Montgomery. It is situated in the areola and it secretes oily fluid, which lubricates and protects the nipple. The part of the gland […]

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Vasoconstriction

By on September 29th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is vasoconstriction? It is the narrowing of the blood vessels as the muscular walls of the vessels contract. Vasoconstriction and vasodilation are two different things, although a lot of people used them interchangeably. Vasodilation is the widening of the blood vessels. It is the opposite of vasoconstriction. It is useful in many circumstances. Vasoconstriction […]

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Neuritis

By on June 28th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Neuritis Definition Neuritis is a medical term for inflammation of the nerve. It can affect one nerve (mononeuritis) or more nerves (plexitis). A mononeuritis multiplex is when several single nerves are affected. On the other hand, a polyneuritis is when separate nerves are affected. (2) Neuritis Symptoms Tingling sensation Pain (burning, pricking, or stabbing sensation) […]

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Blood in the Stool

By on June 27th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Noticing an occult blood in stool can be very frightening. It can signal a serious problem and so it is important to have it checked right away. There are a lot of reasons for blood in stool. The amount of blood varies from one person to another. Some people experience a bit of blood while […]

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