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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 […]

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 […]

Retinal detachment

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. Generally, the longer the retina is detached, the greater the risk of […]

shoulder joint bruise

Dealing with shoulder joint bruise

A shoulder joint bruise is a condition where the shoulder joint is injured and result to development of purplish to bluish discoloration under the skin of the joint of the shoulder. It is usually caused by performing heavy physical activities such as lifting heavy materials and lifting weights. Types Subcutaneous shoulder bruises are less painful […]

pink eye

How to treat pink eye

Pink eye is a condition that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva. Generally, the conjunctiva is the thin clear layer of tissue on the white area of the eye and lines the inside area of the eyelid. It is very contagious and children are susceptible to this condition. Symptoms of pinkeye At first, burning sensation or […]

How to treat epidermoid cyst

How to treat epidermoid cyst

Epidermoid cyst is made of keratin which is a protein constituent that is present in hair and skin. In case when the wall the cyst breaks, it then secretes a sticky yellowish liquid called keratin. Generally, it causes irritation on the skin. Epidermoid cyst usually develops on the head, neck, back or the genitals. Generally, […]

cat bites

How to care for cat bites

Cat bites usually happens when cat owners are bitten by their pets usually during playing especially when the cat is agitated and aggressive. Generally, even when the cat is immunized, the wound should be checked for infection. In addition, cats have long fangs and their bites are deep and susceptible to infections. Unvaccinated cats infected […]

exercise headache

How to manage an exercise headache

An exercise headache is a type of headache in which a person suffers while performing vigorous activity or after a particular activity. These activities could be running, exercising, jogging, tennis, weightlifting and swimming. Young adults and adolescents are susceptible to exercise headaches. [youtube url=”″ width=”220″] Exercise headaches happen when the vessels of blood found around […]

menstrual cramps

How to get rid of menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are caused by a hormone-like substance known as prostaglandin that results to muscle contraction during menstruation. Cramping causes a dull throbbing pain felt in the lower abdomen and spreads to the lower and thighs. Cramps usually disappear after 1-3 days of the period, but some women can feel cramps before the start of […]

oral thrush

How to get rid of oral thrush

Oral thrush is also called candidiasis which is a condition where the fungus candida albican accumulates in the lining of the mouth. Candida is a normal microorganism present in the mouth but sometimes they can grow excessively and trigger symptoms. Oral thrush causes the development of cream white lesions usually found in the tongue or […]