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 heartburn...

Acid Reflux: An overview on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Introduction to acid reflux Acid reflux is characterized by a burning sensation that travels right from the upper part of the stomach to the throat...

Achondroplasia

What is achondroplasia? Achondroplasia is an abnormal bone growth condition that makes kids end up becoming dwarfs but in this case the most common type...

Achondrogenesis

What is achondrogenesis? Achondrogenesis is a genetic-induced hormonal deficiency of the growth hormone whose treatment has not yet been found. In this condition, the body...

Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is a diseased state of the Achilles tendon, the tendon that connects the bone of the heel to a...

Acetone Poisoning

What is acetone poisoning? Acetone poisoning: Have you ever perceived the smell of the chemical that is used to remove a lady’s nail polish? Women...

Achalasia

What is achalasia? Achalasia is an abnormality in the muscles associated with the esophagus. At the lower end of the esophagus, there is a ring-like...

Acetaminophen Overdose: All you need to know

About 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...

ACE Level Test

Introduction to ACE level test ACE is a blood pressure monitoring enzyme. When blood pressure is low for whatever reason, ACE once activated, will get...

Soap Poisoning

An introduction to accidental soap poisoning What is soap poisoning?  You can only be poisoned when you drink, eat or inhale a poisonous substance. One...

Acanthosis Nigricans

What is acanthosis nigricans? Acanthosis nigricans is simply a skin disorder. When someone has it, his skin is characterized by itchy thick dark patches that...

Agammaglobulinemia

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,...

Absence Seizure (Petit-Mal Seizures)

Absence seizure is a form of epilepsy that is characterized by short-term changes in the activities of the brain. Have you ever seen someone,...

Vaginal Ring

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...

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...

Immunosuppressant drugs

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...

Anxiolytics: The ABCs

What are anxiolytics? Anxiolytics are quick drugs for the prevention or treatment of anxiety problems. They are adapted for a short-term use and are not...

Abortion with septic shock

What is abortion with septic shock? Abortion with septic shock is a critical case that requires extra fast medical attention. Abortion is the termination of a...

ABO Incompatibility Reaction

About ABO incompatibility reaction ABO is a way of abbreviating the different four basic blood groups based on the presence or absence of an antigen...

Discolored Urine: The causes

What is a discolored urine? A discolored urine can only be known when the normal color is known. Any urine that is neither deep gold...