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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 […]

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 […]

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) typically causes brief, intense episodes of dizziness associated with moving the head, usually when rolling in bed or getting up in the morning. Some individuals might also feel nauseous between the episodes of vertigo. It is important to note that vertigo is a feeling of turning around while standing still. […]

Bruised liver

A bruised liver or contusion develops after sustaining direct impact to the torso which results to bleeding inside the organ. Vehicular accidents are the usual cause of this injury. The liver is a bulky, meaty organ that is positioned on the right abdomen. Generally, the liver could not be felt since it is shielded by […]

Blood clot in the eye

A blood clot in the eye can be described as a red-colored spot or patch that occurs abruptly. Generally, there is bleeding beneath the conjunctiva in the eye. In most cases, a blood clot in the eye eventually changes colors and vanishes. Nevertheless, there are cases brought about by significant injuries that require treatment. What […]