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Esophageal spasm

Esophageal spasm

An esophageal spasm is a condition that causes painful and abnormal contractions of the muscles that happens within the esophagus. Generally, the esophagus is a thin muscular tube that sends foods to the stomach. In adults it is 10 inches long with muscular walls and lined with mucus membranes. What are the causes? GERD or […]

Naphthalene poisoning

Naphthalene poisoning

Naphthalene poisoning is brought about by ingestion of the toxic substance usually in moth repellents, lavatory deodorizers, and a compound for industrial use. Generally, this harmful compound is mostly present in an industrial use such the production of dyes, fungicides, wood preservatives, vermicides and toilet deodorants. The way someone can acquire naphthalene poisoning can be […]

shin splints

Close look on shin splints

Shin splints is a common issue during exercise. Generally, this condition is an inflammation of the tendons, muscles and bone found around your tibia. This condition usually develops after physical activity, mostly activities that are associated with running. Any vigorous sport or physical activity can also bring shin splints, especially to those who are still […]

Canker sores

Canker sores

Canker sores are small-sized, shallow ulcers that appear in your mouth. Most cases of canker sores are harmless and heal within a few days but they can cause discomfort when you’re eating or trying to talk as they can be painful. While the precise cause of canker sores is unknown, it is thought to be […]

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a condition where a lung has collapsed due to the air that enters the space around the lungs. This results to the disruption of the pressure that keeps the lung in its proper form. This can be brought about by a chest injuries, medical procedures or impairment by an underlying lung condition. Pneumothorax […]

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. Generally, 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 […]

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica is a condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning sensation in the outer thigh. Generally, it is due to 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 […]