Archive | May, 2018

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a condition where a lung has collapsed due to the air that enters the space around the lungs which disrupts the pressure that keeps the lung inflated. This can be brought about by a chest injuries, medical procedures or impairment by an underlying lung condition. Pneumothorax can also suddenly occur without any reason. […]

Electric shock

Electric shock occurs when a person is exposed to an electrical energy source which causes electricity to flow through the person’s body causing a shock. Exposure to electric energy may result in no injuries or may result in serious injury or even death, depending on how powerful the electrical energy source is and how long […]

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning sensation in the outer thigh. It is caused by excessive pressure or damage to one of the nerves that gives sensation to the surface of the thigh. The development of this condition is caused by nerve entrapment due to swelling or narrowing the […]

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is an eye condition where the retina at the rear of the part eye pulls out from its normal position. When the retina is detached from its normal position, its separated from the blood vessels that provide it oxygen and nourishment. The longer the retina is detached, the greater the risk of permanent […]