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Canker Sore Remedy

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, is a kind of ulcer that is typically found in the mouth. Canker sores appear as shallow, painful sores inside the mouth or upper throat. They may also occur on the tongue or on the inside of the cheeks and lips and the base of the gums. They may occur as single sores or in clusters. Canker sores usually start with a tingling or burning sensation and within a few days, a red spot or bump appears. These sores sometimes have a white coating on them. Canker...

What Causes Hiccups?

Hiccup, also known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF) is the “spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute”. It is the abrupt rush of air into the lungs which causes the epiglottis to close, creating the “hic” sound. Hiccups are irritable and reflexive; as the muscle contracts repeatedly, the opening between the vocal cords snaps shut to check the inflow of air, causing the hiccup sound. Irritation of the nerves, extending from the neck to the...

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...

Bee Sting Remedy

A bee sting strictly means a sting from a bee (honey bee, bumblebee, sweat bee etc). In the vernacular it can mean a sting of a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellowjacket. The insects that are most likely to cause medical problems are bees (including the domestic honey bee, its Africanized “killer bee” race, and the bumble bee), wasps which include the paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets, and ants including the fire ant. These insects are all in the Hymenoptera order, and thus stings from...

What Causes Muscle Spasms?

A spasm is described as a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ, or a similarly sudden contraction of an orifice such as the mouth or eyes. A spasm may be experienced with a sudden burst of pain, but is usually harmless, lasting for a short period. Spasmodic muscle contraction may also be due to a large number of medical conditions. By extension, a spasm is a temporary burst of energy, activity, emotion, stress, or anxiety. A muscle spasm is different...

What Causes Liver Enzymes to Elevate?

What are liver enzymes Liver enzymes are proteins that help speed up chemical reactions within the liver. They perform a variety of functions in the body, such as filtration and cleansing of  blood, excretion and metabolism. The liver is greatly involved in removing toxins from the body. It also makes proteins that take part in blood clotting. When liver enzymes are elevated or decreased, it is a sign of liver problem, and must not be ignored. Causes of liver enzyme elevation A variety of conditions...

Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain tumor is a very difficult disease marked by severe pain. It is caused by the abnormal cell growth inside the skull or somewhere within the brain. It affects not only adults, but also children, teenagers and even infants. Some of the tumors affecting kids below two years of age are low-grade glioma, ependymoma and medulloblastoma. In infants, the most common tumors of the brain are atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and teratoma. In order to determine the impact of this chronic disease, knowing...

Symptoms of Hypoglycemia

Known as a medical term used to refer to a health condition in which the body produces lower than the required blood glucose, hypoglycemia has different symptoms but all these lead to neuroglycopenia. The after effects of this condition include unconsciousness, seizures, death as well as permanent brain damage. To prevent these effects, it is important that patients know the early, minor and major symptoms of hypoglycemia. In addition to these, it is very beneficial if they have ideas about the proper...