Sternum Pain

Pain in the sternum area is caused by many factors. One of its major causes is sternal fracture, which is characterized mainly by severe pain, tingling sensation and dull feeling in the left, right, upper and lower parts of the chest area. Likewise, it can also be a result of other medical conditions including septic arthritis, costochondritis and fibromyalgia. Knowing its symptoms can actually help a lot in determining the actual cause of the problem. Meanwhile, knowledge of its causes can teach...

What Causes Low Platelet Count?

A platelet (also known as thrombocyte) is defined as an irregular, disc-shaped element in the blood that assists in blood clotting. During normal blood clotting, the platelets clump together. Platelets are the smallest of the three major types of blood cells, the normal platelet count is 150,000 to 350,000 per microliter of blood, but since platelets are so small, they make up just a tiny fraction of the blood volume. The principal function of platelets is to prevent bleeding. Platelets are produced...

Liver Failure Symptoms

Liver failure is a severe medical condition characterized by the incapacity of the liver to do its normal metabolic and synthetic functions in relation to physiology. It comes in two different forms, which are chronic liver failure and acute liver failure. The former is closely related to cirrhosis, which is caused by a variety of factors like the development of autoimmune disease, hepatitis B and excessive alcohol intake. The latter, on the other hand, takes place when there is decreased protein...

Bone Pain

Also known as osteodynia or ostealgia, bone pain is a general term commonly used by patients and medical professionals to refer to severe or mild pain felt within or around a bone. It can be caused by minor disorders or injuries, but patients should be aware of the symptoms that can indicate serious conditions related to the pain. To identify the prognosis of osteodynia, physicians should determine the underlying problem that causes the pain. To ease the pain felt by patients, it is also important...

What Causes Cancer?

Cancer is defined as “any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; more simply put “cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control”. Cancer cells originate from damage to DNA; damaged DNA can be inherited or caused from other factors such as smoking. Damaged DNA can be repaired or the affected cells die, however, there are cases when the damaged cell does not die but continues to regenerate resulting in more damaged cells. Cancer...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Definition This disease consists or brings along with it conditions, inflammatory conditions specifically that affects or are of the intestines. Two of the main inflammatory conditions found under the disease are the Read more

Treatment for Pink Eye

Also known as conjunctivitis, this infection is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane lining the eyelid. This causes blood vessels to appear more visible, hence its pinkish / red color. Pink Eye Treatment for Bacterial Conjunctivitis Your doctor could prescribe antibiotic eyedrops if the cause is bacterial in origin. This should remove the infection in a few days. Sometimes eye ointments are used instead, especially among children. Ointments are easier to apply on small children and babies....

8 Good Things about Breast Implants

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Photo by Frankensteinnn Breast implants have become very popular in the past two decades. The first breast implants were manufactured in the 1960s, and ever since, manufacturers have been working to make them better and safer. There are downsides and risks (that we have also discussed on this website), but there are certain good things about these devices. The most important thing to consider is whether you are a good candidate. If you suffer from certain conditions, even the best quality implants...

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