Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain deals with the discomfort found at the lower back, wherein a nerve root connecting to the so-called sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed. Add to that, it causes weakness, numbness and a tingling sensation in the area from the back of the leg, all the way up to the lower back area. Patients can handle such pain much better if they can understand its symptoms, causes, diagnosis as well as treatments. Sciatic Pain Symptoms The pain associated with this kind of medical condition is...

Remedy for Hives

Hives appear on the skin as red, raises, itchy rashes that are sometimes triggered by allergens. When the body is faced with an allergic reaction, the body releases a protein called histamine. When histamine is released, our capillaries leak fluid; the leaked fluid is what accumulates in the skin and promotes the rash. Hives, are also commonly referred to as uticaria, welts, or nettle rash. Uticaria can be triggered by: specific foods, insect bites and stings, contacts with an irritant such as nettles,...

What Causes Polydactyly?

Polydactyly, polydactylia, polydactylism or hyperdactyly is a congenital abnormality where an individual is born with more than the normal number of fingers and toes. The condition is usually inherited as a dominant abnormal gene from one parent and is passed on at birth. Persons that have polydactyly may have fully developed fingers/toes or undeveloped ones. A further disorder may also occur where there is also fusing or webbing of the extra fingers and toes, this is call polysyndactyly. Polysyndactyly...

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Although it is very difficult to treat, recognition of the symptoms will help in getting the right treatment. Similar to other types of cancer, early diagnosis and detection is critical. Pancreatic Cancer Signs There are several symptoms and indicators associated with the disease. Among them are abdominal pain and problems with bowel movements. Patients also experience problems when digesting food. This may manifest in lack of appetite or vomiting. Others will feel nauseous and severe dizziness. One...

Hangover Remedy

A hangover is typically experienced the next morning, after a night of heavy drinking. It refers to the unpleasant physiological consequences of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.  The symptoms of a hangover usually include one or more of the following: headache sensitivity to light and sound nausea diarrhea increased heart rate and blood pressure fatigue lethargy anxiety sometimes, depression thirst Hypoglycemia (abnormal glucose levels), dehydration, acetaldehyde (product of...

What Causes Petechiae?

Definition Petechiae are pinpoint-sized red dots under the surface of the skin. The dots are red because they contain blood that has leaked from tiny blood vessels (capillaries) into the skin. Petechiae may be an indication of a serious underlying problem that requires medical evaluation. Causes Petechiae are quite tiny (less than 3 millimeters in diameter) and do not blanch when pressed upon. It commonly appears on the lower legs, but may be distributed all over the body. There are many conditions...

What Causes Heart Failure?

heThe “inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions” is known as Heart Failure. It occurs when the heart doesn’t have sufficient blood, when it is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body, or a combination of both. A person that has heart failure will still have a working heart; however, they must seek medical attention. Heart failure is a common condition that occurs over a period of time as the heart is weakened by other heart diseases and health...

Hypertensive Heart Disease

Hypertensive heart disease is a condition that arises because of high blood pressure. It is the most common type of illness and leading cause of death from high blood pressure or hypertension in the United States and other western countries. Read more