Archive | October, 2016

Gas (flatus)

Gas or flatus is produced in the stomach and intestines as the body breaks down food into energy. All of us pass gas and it is relatively normal to pass air from 6-20 times in a day. What are the causes of gas? Swallowing air – if the air being swallowed is not burped up, it […]

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a serious condition that involves scarring that damages the liver. If an individual has cirrhosis, the healthy tissue is replaced by scar tissue. The liver ceases to produce enough clotting factors that results to bleeding and bruising. This results to the buildup of bile and poisons in the blood. The scarring can also […]

Malaria

Malaria is a serious health disorder that causes high fever and chills. The condition is acquired from the bite of a mosquito infected by parasites. In rare instances, an individual can get the condition if in contact with infected blood. There are 5 types of these parasites that are able to infect humans such as: […]

Type 1 diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that involves high levels of blood sugar in the body. The hormone insulin is produced by the pancreas which is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood. Indications of diabetes The usual indications of type 1 diabetes include the following: Excessive thirst Feeling very tired or fatigue […]

Dislocated shoulder

Falling onto an extended arm is the usual cause for a dislocated shoulder. It usually takes between 12-16 weeks for this injury to heal once it has been restored into place. In this injury, the ball joint of the upper arm popped out of the shoulder socket. The adjacent tissues might be overstretched or even […]