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Abdominal Pain

Also known as stomachache, abdominal pain is a health condition that can be associated with serious illnesses or transient diseases. This condition can be felt in the upper, lower, right or left parts of the stomach. It can be categorized into four types, which include aching in the parietal peritoneum as well as the gradual or sudden pain in the abdomen. To know more about this medical condition, it is important to look at the various abdominal pain symptoms and causes. In addition, it is advantageous...

Symptoms of Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding is a serious medical emergency, wherein patients are suffering from a type of bleeding that is usually taking place inside their bodies. The most common body parts affected are the lungs, stomach and brain. If not taken care of properly, this health problem can lead to more severe events like cardiac arrest and death. Learn how to manage this severe medical condition by taking a quick look at the different treatments, diagnosis as well as symptoms of internal bleeding. Signs of...

What Causes Heat Stroke?

heaDefinition A heat stroke is mainly the harshest form of any heat related illness, when this occurs the temperature of the body will be higher than 41.1oC or (106oF). Most times this can be linked to neurological dysfunction. All this is however, very different than fever, as with fever there is only a physiological increase in the normal temperature set point of the body. Heat stroke is thus a very serious medical condition and must be responded to urgently, for the body systemic way of cooling...

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...

What Causes High SGPT?

Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) is an enzyme that is normally present in liver and heart cells. SGPT is released into blood when the liver or heart is damaged. The blood SGPT levels are thus elevated with liver damage (for example, from viral hepatitis) or with damage to the heart (for example, from a heart attack). Some medications can also raise SGPT levels. Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase is also known as Alanine transaminase or ALT. Although SGPT is found primarily in the liver...

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...

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

The hand foot and mouth disease is a common disease (viral illness of infants) among children. The disease causes fever and blister like eruptions in the mouth or skin rash. It is often being confused with foot and mouth disease of cattle, sheep, and swine. The two diseases are not the same. Moreover, they are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal diseases and animals do not get the human diseases. Read more

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system which progressively causes deterioration of functions such as motor skills and speech. It is classified within the group of movement disorders. It characteristically produces tremor, slow physical movements, muscle rigidity and in severe cases the inability to move altogether. Read more