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Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations are abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Generally, it is characterized by sensations like the heart is beating too slow, fluttering and too fast. It lasts for a few seconds to longer hours. In addition, palpitations can be felt in the chest, throat or neck and sometimes in the ear. Causes of heart palpitations Conditions […]

How to treat a sprained finger

How to treat a sprained finger

A sprained finger is a condition where the finger is bent in such a way causing damage to the ligaments which attaches the bones together. What are the degrees of a sprained finger? 1st degree- mild pain and affects the stretched ligaments but not torn. It is characterized by pain and swelling around the joint; […]

Cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy

Cockroach allergy is an allergic reaction when exposed to small particles from cockroaches. Cockroaches have certain proteins or allergen and with direct contact with these pest result to severe allergic reactions. Generally, the allergen causes an immune reaction in the body. Exposure to body parts, saliva and waste products causes an allergic reaction. The reaction […]

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a condition causing bladder pressure, pain and pelvic pain which can be mild to severe. Generally, this condition causes inflammation in the layers of muscles of the bladder and characterized by pressure, pain and frequent urge to urinate. Symptoms of interstitial cystitis At first, chronic pelvic pain Among men, pain between the […]

Heel spur

Heel spur

A heel spur is bony growth of the bone of the heel or calcaneus bone. They are located at the back of the heel or under the heel, below the sole of the foot. Heel spurs are calcium deposits under the heel bone that accumulates over many months. They are caused by straining of the […]

Clavicle fracture

Clavicle fracture

A clavicle fracture involves damage in the collarbone. Generally, the collarbone is one of the major bones in the shoulder. This type of fracture is fairly prevalent in adults and most common causes of why the condition occurs are when a fall onto the shoulder or an extended arm places enough pressure to the collarbone […]

Hip fracture

A hip fracture is a serious injury that happens when the thighbone receives a crack or break. Common causes are falls to the side where the hips are the victim of a direct impact, though disease can also trigger this such as cancer. Generally, this kind of injury can cause life threatening complications and surgery […]

Foreign object in the eye

Foreign object in the eye

A foreign object in the eye is anything that is from outside the body that enters the eye. Generally, when an object enters the eye, the area that will be most likely be affected will be the cornea or the conjunctiva. In addition, some of the foreign objects that might enter the eye include sand, […]

leg cramps

How to deal with leg cramps while swimming

Leg cramps while swimming is a sudden and involuntary contractions of the leg muscles. It can be caused by loss of electrolyte, lack of conditioning and unnecessary tension usually affects swimmers. Unnecessary tension such as plantar flexing that is unnatural involuntary action and attempting to correct this unnatural movement will result to cramping. Causes of […]

Spine compression fracture

Spine compression fracture

A compression fracture is usually common in the middle back or the thoracic spine in the lower back or lumbar spine. The spinal bone becomes weakened with simple activities such as lifting an object, coughing, twisting, sneezing and laughing and result to a spinal compression fracture. In addition, the compression causes the spine to become […]