Archive | April, 2017

Sciatica

Sciatica is described as pain triggered by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Remember that anything that irritates the nerves can instigate pain that ranges from mild to severe. This is usually triggered by a crushed nerve root in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the body. It runs […]

What is MERS?

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus or MERS is a viral respiratory ailment that strikingly resembles pneumonia. All the reported cases have been linked to travel or residing in and around the Arabian Peninsula. The exact origin of MERS-CoV is still unknown, but it probably started in an animal. The virus has been found in camels […]

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a sensation of numbness or tingling in the feet. Since diabetes affects the blood sugar levels, it can cause nerve damage in a pattern that initially affects the hands and feet. This impairment to the nervous system is called diabetic neuropathy and can cause direct consequences to the feet. The indications of […]

Close look on discoid eczema

Discoid eczema is an uncommon form of eczema characterized by coin-shaped lesions or sores on the skin. These lesions usually start on the lower legs, rear surfaces of the elbows and hands. The sores are intensely itchy with the tendency to recur and vary in size and number. The condition often affects middle-aged and older […]

Collapsed lung

A collapsed lung is characterized as deflation of some or the entire lung which results to chest pain, difficulty breathing and hypoxia. Generally, it starts as a hole in the lung that allows air to escape from the interior of the lung and inflates the space amidst the lung and ribcage. The pressure from this […]

Overview on tetanus

Tetanus is a deadly infection involving the nervous system that is brought about by the Clostridium tetani bacteria. The condition can occur if these bacterial spores enter the body via an open wound that was exposed to contaminated soil. The bacteria release a poison called tetanospasmin into the body that blocks the nerve signals from […]

Rabies

Rabies is an infectious viral ailment transmitted to humans from animals. The disease is transmitted to humans from a rabid animal or one that carries the rabies infection. Skunks, raccoons, foxes and bats are the usual sources of animal-to-human transmission of the disease. Rabies affects the brain and spinal cord. Even though the primary symptoms […]

Cytomegalovirus

Cytomegalovirus belongs to the herpes virus family that typically affects humans. Even though cytomegalovirus infections are quite common, most individuals who are healthy do not even feel sick or notice the infection. Some individuals especially those who have a weak immune system develop symptoms that strikingly resemble mononucleosis. These individuals are prone to develop cytomegalovirus […]

Buzzing ears

Ringing or buzzing ears can be annoying due to the absence of audible noise. This is a symptom brought about by tinnitus which is a medical condition in which a sound resembling ringing, clicking, buzzing, hissing or wheezing is heard. The buzzing can be heard in one or both ears and can be intermittent or […]