Archive | September, 2016

Asthma and Wheezing in Babies

Overview There are common symptoms in babies and infants such as wheezing and coughing. These symptoms are due to airway situation other than asthma. Asthma is a condition where the airway is over-reactive hence narrowing the airway leading to restrictions of the airflow. The airway in babies and infants is small and no inflammation hence […]

Treating Abdominal Pain

Overview Most commonly, when we refer to a stomach ache, we are talking about cramping or a dull aching sensation in the abdomen which is generally of a short duration, having been caused by a bug or minor upset. However, there are occasions when a severe stomach ache is a cause for concern. Should you […]

Stroke: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview Stroke has symptoms that will appear suddenly. First, you may feel ill, pale or unwell. You may have complaints of headaches and dizziness. There are varied symptoms of stroke that are visible on human beings. Some of these symptoms: Sudden numbness, feeling weak and paralysis down Appearing confused and low concentration Problems with the […]

How To Treat Shoulder Pain

Overview The shoulder joint is more prone to injury than any other joint in the body because it has such a large range of motion. These injuries can be caused by problems with the joint itself or some of the structures that surround the joint. The following conditions are common causes of a painful shoulder […]

Neck Pain Treatment

When neck pain needs immediate medical treatment  People should never take a risk with a severe neck injury, if they have any doubts they should see a doctor immediately. However, the severe neck injury was caused they need to see a doctor straightaway, especially if there are shooting pains, numbness, or tingling sensations in either […]

Identifying Migraine Triggers

What is a migraine? Migraine headaches create incapacitating pain and suffering in their victims. Today, nearly 30 million citizens of the United States suffer from these disabling headaches that even physicians have difficulty treating. Migraine too may include other more broadly encompassing symptoms that may occur either before the onset of the headache, or later. […]

How To Identify Cold Symptoms

Overview Colds happen when a person gets an infection to their upper respiratory tract. This usually takes place within their nose or throat. All colds are caused by a virus. When a person gets a cold they usually experience symptoms 1 – 3 days after getting this infection. Symptoms for colds include: Nasal congestion or […]

How To Treat Allergies

Overview An allergy is usually the result of a person’s body having a negative reaction toward a particular food or some other type of substance within the environment. Many of the allergens that cause these adverse reactions to a person’s body are not necessarily harmful to all people. However, a person who is affected by […]

Treating Arm And Elbow Pain

Introduction  Arm pain is regular, and as a rule, is often caused by harm or fall. It can regularly be dealt with by resting and over-the-counter painkillers. In the event that your arm has abruptly begun hurting, however, you don’t think the cause is something major, then consider at home treatment. This treatment may be holding […]

The Causes Of Bloating

Overview Of Bloating When a person is bloated, they often feel as though their stomach is stretched. They often have a feeling of being uncomfortable and this can lead to pain and cramps in the abdomen as well. This is a feeling in which most people have dealt with at some point in their lives. […]

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