Archive | July, 2016

Overview on costochondritis

Costochondritis involves inflammation of the rib cage cartilage. The condition typically affects the cartilage in which the upper ribs connect to the breastbone. Costochondritis can cause chest pain that ranges from mild to severe. In most cases, it often improves within a few weeks but some might require treatment. What are the possible causes of […]

Overview on cor pulmonale

Cor pulmonale usually arises from complications of high blood pressure. It is also called as right-sided heart failure since it occurs within the right ventricle of the heart. Take note that cor pulmonale can cause the right ventricle to enlarge and drive less blood. The ventricle is strained to its limit and eventually fails. The […]

Understanding chills

Chills is a sensation of being cold without an evident cause. One can experience this feeling when the muscles are repeatedly expanding and contracting. Chills can occur during a fever and cause the shaking or shivering. Remember that body chills can become consistent where every episode lasts for up to an hour. In some cases, […]

Understanding acute mountain sickness

Individuals who travel to areas with high altitudes can develop acute mountain sickness. This condition usually occurs at about 8,000 feet or 2,400 meters above the sea level. The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath and headaches. In most cases, it is usually mild and heals rapidly. On the other hand, altitude sickness can […]

Safety: Cold weather concerns

The cold weather during the winter season can provide a number of leisure opportunities but there are also certain health risks present. Despite the recreational prospects, the extremely low temperature can cause potentially dangerous health issues. This is true among infants and the elderly who are likely to lose body heat relatively faster. More Information […]

Child care: What are the indications of a pinworm infection?

Pinworm infection has always been considered as an undesirable condition for most parents similar to head lice and scabies. Pinworms or Enterobius vermicularis are known to cause infections among children especially those in day care. Pinworms are known to spread from one child to another after they ingested microscopic pinworm eggs. Children with pinworm infection […]