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Left Arm Pain

Just like all the other parts of the human body, it is advisable to pay good attention to left arm pain, which may mean a more serious medical condition. Based on research, this type of shooting pain is closely connected to various kinds of heart conditions such as cardiac arrest and heart attack. However, it can also mean less serious illnesses like tendinitis, post-herpetic neuralgia and intersection syndrome. Because of such uncertainty, it is much better for people to know the different symptoms,...

What Causes Seizures?

A seizure is an involuntary and uncontrolled movement of the muscle. A person experiencing a seizure falls and becomes rigid while this uncontrolled voluntary movement is been experienced. This uncontrolled movement comes unexpectedly on the victims and may impose serious health risks to the victims. This is because the person has no control over their actions they can end up injuring themselves. Also they may start frothing at the mouth and in some cases lose control of their bladder and/bowel movement....

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain is a difficult condition marked by tissue injury, tingling sensation and damaged nerve fibers. Although it is not life threatening, people who suffer from this interesting medical condition are expected to suffer from severe pain. It is important to know its symptoms, which will open the minds of patients to the impact of this chronic pain on the lower, upper, right and left portions of the affected area. By learning its causes, it is easier to avoid things that can further aggravate the...

What Causes a Tingling Sensation in the Left Arm?

Paresthesia is defined as “subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation”. Paresthesia is associated with abnormal burning or prickling sensations commonly felt in the hands, arms, legs and feet. It may also occur in other areas of the body and usually does not come with any pain. Numbness, buzzing or itching are also possible sensations that may be felt. “Pins and needles” is a common phrase...

What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo is defined as “the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium)”. Vertigo is described as a symptom, it is not a disease. Similar symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness and unsteadiness may also be attributed to vertigo. Persons that experience vertigo usually feel like either they or their surroundings is moving or spinning. This disillusion can be broken down to two types: The sensation of movement is called subjective...

Tay-Sach’s Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic lipid storage disorder in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance called ganglioside build up in tissues and nerve cells in the brain. The disease is named after the British ophthalmologist Warren Tay who first described the red spot on the retina of the eye in 1881, and the American neurologist Bernard Sachs of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York who described the cellular changes of Tay-Sachs and noted an increased prevalence in the Eastern European Jewish...

What Causes Chills?

The term “chills” is usually used to refer to the feeling of being cold that a person experiences after being exposed to a cold environment and persons will sometimes say that they have the chills because goose bumps come up on them to raise the hairs on their body for insulation; the term is also used when people are frightened or nervous and tremble as a result. However the term can also be used to refer to an episode of shivering, caused by a variety of illnesses, and accompanied by paleness,...

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum is caused by parovirus B19. It is not the same virus that is seen in household pets and cannot be passed from animal to human. It usually affects children within the 5-15 age group though it can also affect adults. The illness is not life-threatening and sufferers recover relatively quickly after being exposed to the disease. Recent studies have indicated that it is possible to have no symptoms when afflicted with the condition based on findings that adults...