Disease and Treatment

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most ubiquitous of ailments. About 80°Io of people are so afflicted at some time during their lives, and of these, 1-2% become chronically impaired. Low back pain may be associated with a variety of causes. These patients are subjected to a large number of diagnostic procedures with ambiguous or unrevealing results. This reflects inadequate clinical evaluation and a...

Disorders of the Lips, Mouth, and Tongue

Disorders of the Lips, Mouth, and Tongue When healthy, the lining of the mouth (oral mucosa) is reddish pink, and the gums, which fit snugly around the teeth, are paler pink. The roof of the mouth (palate) is divided into two parts. The front part has ridges and is hard (hard palate); the back part is relatively smooth and soft (soft palate). The inside and outside surfaces of the lips are distinctly divided by a wet-dry border (the...

Pain in Anus and Anal Fissure

Lots of people suffer from pain in anal canal. It is a distressing and annoying symptom. Fissure means an ulcer or a crack in anal canal. Anus means the passage through which we pass motion and wind. Anal fissure are of two types-Acute and chronic. Acute anal fissure causes severe pain during passing motion. In chronic anal fissure intensity of pain varies. It can occur at any age, I have seen...

Antibiotic Choices For Treating Acute Otitis Media

Standard Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media (AOM) While many different antibiotics may be used to effectively treat otitis media, the physician needs to balance effectiveness, safety, and convenience, as well as try to minimize the emergence of resistance. To this end the CDC has made very clear recommendations about first and second line treatments First Line of Therapy Of note, about 15% of the...

Post- Primary Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post primary tuberculosis is the term used to describe lung disease, the characteristic pathological feature of which is the tuberculous cavity formed when the caseated and liquified centre of tubercular pulmonary lesion is discharged into a bronchus. This is the most important and the most frequent type of tuberculosis. It may arise as- - Clinical features : Onset is usually insidious Cough is...

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms

Dementia: Definition, Causes and Symptoms Dementia is a general term that includes specific disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Vascular or Multi-infarct dementia, Pseudodementia, and others. Dementia is defined as a loss in at least two areas of complex behavior, such as language, memory, visual and spatial abilities, or judgment, that significantly interferes with a person's daily activities. Dementia affects over 4 million...

Glossary of Medical Terms

Glossary of Medical Terms Following are the Most Commonly Used Medical Terms: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z -- A -- Abortion the premature termination of a pregnancy; may be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) a fatal disease caused by a virus that destroys the immune system's ability to fight...

Graves' Disease

First described by Sir Robert Graves in the early 19th century, Graves' disease is one of the most common of all thyroid problems. It is also the leading cause of hyperthyroidism, a condition marked by excessive production of thyroid hormones. Once the disorder has been correctly diagnosed, it is quite easy to treat. In some cases, Graves' disease goes into remission or disappears completely...

Head Injuries

In children, a high percentage of deaths from injury are caused by head injuries and their complications. Severe head injuries may also seriously damage the developing brain, interfering with the child's physical, intellectual, and emotional development and resulting in long-term disabilities. However, most head injuries are minor. Head injuries are most common in children under age 1 and in...

Hypogycemia: A Deadly Life Partner of Diabetes

We already know very well that diabetes has many complications. Some take long time to develop, some are instantaneous. I am going to talk about one of those complications that actually do not give us time to think. A diabetic may need immediate hospitalization with these and there may be no other option. I think every diabetic person and their family members, even office colleagues should know...

Are You Suffering from Leg-Swelling?

Are your legs or feet swollen persistently, or swelling in the leg appears at the fag end of the day after office hours? Or did you have an episode of sudden appearance of swelling in one or both legs a few months or a few years back, but you find swelling reduced though, but still persisting. Do you suffer from recurrent swelling in leg as well as difficulty in walking and get tired early? Do...

Psoriasis

Unpredictable, intractable, and unsightly, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It is characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal, typically on the knees, elbows, and scalp. As underlying cells reach the skin's surface and die, their sheer volume causes raised, white-scaled patches. Palmar or plantar psoriasis, which affects only...

Osteomyelitis and Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone,usually the long bones of the arms and legs, which is caused by a pyogenic organism. If left untreated, it may lead to bone destruction or stiffening of the joints due to spread of the infection. In extreme cases, where infection occurs before the end of the growth period and the growth center of the bone is destroyed, it results in shortening of the...

Interstitial Lung Diseases

Interstitial lung diseases comprise a heterogeneous group of disorders that have in common the features of inflammation and fibrosis of the interalveolar septum, which represent a nonspecific reaction of the lung to injury of diverse cause. Some 130 disease entities share the manifestations of interstitial lung disease . In the majority of patients, no specific cause can be identified. In the...

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms. Pneumonia is usually triggered when a patient's defense system is weakened, most often by a simple viral upper respiratory tract infection or a case of influenza. Such infections or other triggers do not cause pneumonia directly but they alter the mucous blanket, thus encouraging bacterial...

Suppurative Parotitis

Often associated with Staphylococcus aureus. Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands. There are a number of causes, but the clinical picture remains broadly similar. EMP Herbal Remedy for Mumps Acute bacterial parotitis - This is an acute inflammatory response to bacterial infection which causes erythema (redness), pain, swelling and tenderness over the gland on the side of the...

Kidney Care - Kidney & Bladder Support Formula

Viable Herbal Solutions understands today's issues regarding better health and well-being, and we offer you the benefit of our personal, technical & professional experience through the various products we provide. This brief overview is designed as an introduction to the historical benefits of common herbs and plants which are used to produce Kidney Care Kidney & Bladder Support Formula....

Glossary of Asthma

Many terms are used to describe asthma and asthma management. This chapter attempts to simplify the technical language by selecting key words that reflect our current understanding of asthma. Included in this glossary are those words that need to be defined precisely so that their meaning may be clearly understood and not. Acute - Brief period (days to weeks). Airflow limitation - A prolonged...

Etiology of Asthma

Etiology of Asthma What Causes Asthma Episodes? The exact etiology or causes of asthma is still unknown. The airways of the asthmatics are found to be inflamed, red and hypersensitive. It is known that some triggers induce an asthma attack if exposed to the inflamed airways. Therefore, the management plan for asthma is directed towards prevention of inflammation of the airway and avoidance of triggers for the...

Bronchiectasis and Atelectasis

Both bronchiectasis and atelectasis result from damage to a portion of the respiratory tract. In bronchiectasis, the bronchi (the airways that branch off the trachea) are damaged. In atelectasis, part of a lung contracts because of a loss of air. Bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is an irreversible widening (dilation) of portions of the bronchi resulting from dam-age to the bronchial wall....