Archive for May, 2018

Acidosis – Overview, Causes, Types, Risk factors, Treatment…

Acidosis – Overview, Causes, Types, Risk factors, Treatment…

The body continuously produces acid. Acid is produced from the food you eat. In the process of metabolizing the foods, acids are formed. These acids are usually weak acids that cannot harm the body in and are produced in low quantities. Besides, the body has a way of handling these acids. But when the body’s […]

May 31, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is the surgical correction of the knee. The knee is usually held together by four different kinds of ligament. They are the anterior cruciate ligament, the lateral collateral ligament, the medial collateral ligament and the posterior cruciate ligament. A ligament connects one bone to another. The knee’s a type of joint […]

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Acid-Base Balance

Acid-Base Balance

Your body needs a combination of acidic and alkaline compounds in their balanced proportion to bring about the right functioning in the systems of the body. And two important organs of the body are responsible for this balance or equilibrium so to say, to be achieved. They are the lungs and the kidneys. Any minute […]

May 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acid Reflux & GERD Surgery Options

Acid Reflux & GERD Surgery Options

Acid reflux is the upward flow of gastric acid from the upper part of the stomach into the esophagus. Its consequence is a heart burn amongst other symptoms. A more advanced form of an acid reflux is GERD: it has more severe symptoms and occurs more frequently than an acid reflux. Changes in lifestyle, use […]

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Acid Reflux – An overview on gastroesophageal reflux disease

Acid Reflux – An overview on gastroesophageal reflux disease

Acid reflux is characterized by a burning sensation that travels right from the upper part of the stomach to the throat or the mid-chest region due to a back-flow of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus. This burning sensation is what is popularly called heart burn. Call acid reflux acid regurgitation and you […]

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Achondroplasia – Causes, Genetics, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Achondroplasia – Causes, Genetics, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Achondroplasia is an abnormal bone growth condition that makes kids end up becoming dwarfs, but in this case the most common type of dwarfs, disproportionate dwarfs. A disproportionate dwarf has short limbs but with a normal sized torso that non-dwarfs have. In every 25,000 live birth (males and females), it is likely that one will […]

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Achilles Tendonitis – Overview, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Achilles Tendonitis – Overview, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Achilles tendonitis is a diseased state of the Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the bone of the heel to a muscle called calf. It is characterized by pains due to an inflammation caused by continuous and intense activities. Activities such as standing, walking, jumping and all other activities that make use of the tendon […]

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Achondrogenesis – Overview, Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis…

Achondrogenesis – Overview, Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis…

Achondrogenesis is a genetic-induced hormonal deficiency of the growth hormone whose treatment has not yet been found. In this condition, the body cannot produce sufficient growth hormone. What this implies is that the cartilages and bones will not have the opportunity to fully express their growth potentials. The skeletal system is thus poorly formed. Affected […]

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Achalasia – Causes, Risk, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

Achalasia – Causes, Risk, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis

What is achalasia? It is an abnormality in the muscles associated with esophagus. At the lower end of the esophagus, there is a ring-like muscle that controls the downward movement of the food in the esophagus. It has nerve connections.  It is also the demarcating line between the esophagus and the stomach. It ensures that […]

May 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acetone Poisoning

Acetone Poisoning

Acetone poisoning: Have you ever perceived the smell of the chemical that is used to remove a lady’s nail polish? Women that paint their nails can relate to this. But that chemical itself is not acetone but it contains it. So are other products like the common rubbing alcohol, polish for furniture etc.  When you […]

May 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acetaminophen Overdose: All you need to know about

Acetaminophen Overdose: All you need to know about

About acetaminophen & acetaminophen overdose: There is an educative campaign called ‘Know Your Dose’. It has been designed to enlighten people on the need to consume acetaminophen-containing drugs wisely. Acetaminophen is a drug that is used for treating feverish and painful conditions. It is a very potent pain reliever that can be easily gotten from […]

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ACE Level Test

ACE Level Test

ACE is a blood pressure monitoring enzyme. When blood pressure is low for whatever reason, ACE once activated, will get a whole system, called Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System, into action. Its full meaning is angiotensin-converting enzyme. It is vital in keeping the body in its normal blood and water functions. That is, ACE is useful in seeing to […]

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Accidental Soap Poisoning

Accidental Soap Poisoning

An overview of accidental soap poisoning: You can only be poisoned when you drink, eat or inhale a poisonous substance. One such poisonous substance is soap or its products. Soaps are cleansing agents that can come in various forms. They contain powerful chemicals that when ingested accidentally, can bring about reactions in the body because […]

May 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Acanthosis Nigricans

Acanthosis Nigricans

So what is acanthosis nigricans? It is simply a skin disorder. When someone has it, his skin is characterized by itchy thick dark patches that can give off offensive smells. These patches can be found where there are folds on the skin, on the knuckles, on the feet, on the elbows, on the palms, knees, […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Agammaglobulinemia – Overview, Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis…

Agammaglobulinemia – Overview, Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis…

What is agammaglobulinemia? Agammaglobulinemia, which is usually abbreviated as AGMX, is a kind of disease that has a genetic origin. By genetic origin, I mean, it is an inherited disease, a bad gift from a mother to her unborn child. It is only a mother that can transmit it to her child. You should ask […]

May 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Epilepsy)

Absence Seizures (Petit Mal Epilepsy)

Absence seizures: Have you ever seen someone, especially a kid or a teenager, staring into space? How about one making hand movements suddenly? Okay. How about a kid fluttering his eyelids, smacking his lips together, doing a backward and forward body movement, looking suddenly fixed at a point without being able to move, or suddenly […]

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
Vaginal Ring

Vaginal Ring

So what is the vaginal ring? And you are wondering what a ring has got to do with the vagina. Well a whole lot! Just as there are different ways of preventing conception by a woman, the vaginal ring is one of them. It is not the metal ring you are familiar with. It is […]

May 23, 2018 | By | Reply More
About the Birth Control Sponge

About the Birth Control Sponge

The birth control sponge is meant for the vagina just before you decide to have sex. It is a sperm killer. It will squeeze the life out of any sperm that comes into contact with it. You should be wondering what is in this sponge that is responsible for killing sperms anyhow. What is in […]

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Immunosuppressant Drugs – A Concise Overview

Immunosuppressant Drugs – A Concise Overview

Introduction to Immunosuppressant Drugs From the name Immunosuppressant drugs, you can guess what the drugs can and will do. They have the ability to suppress your immune system when taken. You can as well refer to them as anti-rejection drugs. They are anti-rejection drugs in that they can make your body accept foreign cells (e.g. […]

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
About Anxiolytics

About Anxiolytics

Anxiolytics are quick drugs for the prevention or treatment of anxiety problems. They are adopted for a short term use and are not choice drugs for people that have a history of addictions due to substance abuse. They have been found to induce the formation of habits that cannot be easily stopped.   Photo Credit: […]

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