Archive for May, 2018

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: […]

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abortion with Septic Shock

Abortion with Septic Shock

What is abortion with septic shock? Abortion with septic shock is a critical case that requires an extra fast medical attention. Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. A pregnancy can be aborted in several ways. They are surgical, spontaneous, self-induced or medical abortion. In a surgical abortion, a trusted medical doctor uses a vacuum […]

May 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
ABO Incompatibility Reaction

ABO Incompatibility Reaction

ABO is a way of abbreviating the different four basic blood groups based on the presence or absence of an antigen in the red blood cells. These blood groups are A, AB, B, and O based on the different antigens located on the red blood cells. When you are sick for instance or you have […]

May 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
What Causes Discolored Urine?

What Causes Discolored Urine?

A Discolored Urine can only be known when the normal color of urine is known. Any urine that is neither deep gold nor pale yellow is abnormal urine that needs to be investigated into. Such colors to watch out for are brown, blue, red, orange or green. Abnormal urine coloration can be caused by different […]

May 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abnormal Posture

Abnormal Posture

I am sure you might have seen certain people bearing an abnormal posture and you got yourself wondering, why is this person like this? The body posture is not because was slumping over. Neither was it because the person was displaying a poor posture. You just knew deep down you that something is wrong somewhere […]

May 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abetalipoproteinemia – Overview, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Abetalipoproteinemia – Overview, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment…

Abetalipoproteinemia is sure a big name and you almost bit your tongue when you tried pronouncing it. It even has other more tongue-biting names – Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, acanthocytosis, or apolipoprotein B deficiency. That was just for the laughs, anyways. Alright, so what does the term Abetalipoproteinemia (ABL) entail? It is an abnormal health state that […]

May 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abdominal Ultrasound – Overview, Risks, Preparation & Procedure

Abdominal Ultrasound – Overview, Risks, Preparation & Procedure

Ultrasound scans employ waves of very high frequencies to create images and video of organs and structures of the body. Abdominal ultrasounds therefore help a doctor clearly view abdominal organs and structures. An abdominal ultrasound, just like any other ultrasound is painless and safe.   Photo Credit: Rapid Diagnostics   Why an Abdominal Ultrasound is […]

May 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abdominal Tap – Overview, Procedure, Risk Factors, Results & Prognosis

Abdominal Tap – Overview, Procedure, Risk Factors, Results & Prognosis

Paracentesis is another name for abdominal tap. It is a two way phenomenon – diagnostic and procedural. As a diagnostic concept, it is done to determine the cause of excess fluid build-up in the abdomen. As a procedure, it is used to get rid of excess fluid from the abdominal region or cavity. This excess […]

May 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abdominal Rigidity

Abdominal Rigidity

Abdominal rigidity is a protective mechanism, called guarding, in the abdomen. It is an abdominal pressure-induced response of the muscles of the stomach. The stomach becomes stiff as an involuntary response to pressure on the abdominal region. This can worsen when the stomach is touched. This is the stomach’s way of guarding itself from pains. […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abdominal Pains

Abdominal Pains

Abdominal pain is what you usually call stomachache. It occurs between regions of the chest and pelvis and it can manifest in different forms i.e. dull, sharp, achy, crampy, intermittent etc. It is triggered easily by infections of organs located within the abdominal region. These infections will naturally give rise to inflammations. You might want […]

May 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan

Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan

In this article, you are going to be educated on what an Abdominal MRI scan is including its uses, procedures and how to prepare for it, the results, the risks involved as well as the follow up after the outcome of the procedure has been analyzed. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive procedure […]

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Abdominal Mass

Abdominal Mass

An abdominal mass is an abnormal abdominal growth accompanied by an obvious protrusion that can alter the shape of the abdomen. It can be mobile, stable, hard or even soft. It is common for one who has an abdominal mass to gain weight as well as experience bloating, pains and discomfort in the abdomen. The […]

May 17, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Abdominal Lump

Abdominal Lump

Abdominal lump is a soft swelling seen in any abdominal region. Abdominal lumps are usually an indicator of an underlying medical condition and they could be surgically removed. Most of the lumps formed in the abdominal region are hernia-induced. An abdominal hernia occurs when structures in the abdominal cavity press hard against a weak point […]

May 17, 2018 | By | Reply More

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