Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth diseases is a mild and but high communicable viral infection that is usually common in young children where they can have sores in the mouth and rashes can develop on the hands as well as the feet. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by coxsackievirus. Symptoms Sore throat A feeling of being sick or malaise Fever Causes irritation in infants and ... Read More »

Pain in the breast

Breast pain is also known as mastalgia which is a common problem among women. The affected person can experience tenderness of the breast, sharp burning pain and tightness of the tissue of the breast. The pain can happen occasionally but it can also be constant. Pain in the breast can be mild to severe and lasts for a few days ... Read More »

Bags under the eyes

Bags under the eyes are mild swelling or puffiness which happens when the person ages. Due to the aging process, the tissues found around the eyes and also some of the muscles that support the eyelids become weak. The normal fat layer that helps in supporting the eye moves down into the lower eyelid which causes it to appear puffy. ... Read More »

Fibroids

Fibroids are small growths that occur in the uterus. They are not cancerous and can vary in size. In most cases, they are pinkish in color and grow in any part of the uterus. Some women develop groups of 2-3 fibroids and they typically grow from the muscle cells found in the uterus. Fibroids cause pelvic pain and pressure, usually ... Read More »

Deer tick bite

Ticks carry disease that is caused by bacteria, virus and parasites. Bites from this pest transmit infectious diseases to humans such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis and Colorado tick fever. These diseases are known to cause a range of flu-like symptoms. Deer ticks unlike other types of ticks carry Lyme disease which is a disease that causes ... Read More »

Sore calf muscle

The calf muscle can be found at the back of the lower leg and can become strained or pulled by engaging in excessive physical activities, overuse or a direct blow to the leg. It can also be caused by exposure to cold weather, stress, and deficiency in vitamins. Performing stretching before exercise sometimes helps in preventing a sore muscle calf. ... Read More »

Vertigo

Vertigo is a type of dizziness that causes a sensation such as spinning of the head is and at times, there is a feeling that everything around the surroundings are moving around in which the affected person can accidentally fall. The affected person experiences the illusion of movement, even when there is no movement going on. Vertigo causes bouts of ... Read More »

Lower back sprain from deadlift

An improper technique of lifting places plenty of stress on the lower back and can cause a painful strain or sprain. Deadlift is lifting dead or without momentum weights such as weights lying on the ground and part of standard weight training exercises. Deadlifts can be performed using barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells along with 1-2 hands and with 1-2 legs. ... Read More »

Arthritis in the neck

Arthritis is a degenerative disease of the joint that develops over time. Osteoarthritis causes breaking down of the cartilages which are the padding located in between two bones in the joint. Arthritic changes in the neck will cause an increased pressure placed on the spinal nerves and spreads to the fingertips and cause severe pain. Arthritis that affects any part ... Read More »

Retrocalcaneal bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursitis involves inflammation or infection of the bursae found at the back of the ankle by the heel as well as the large Achilles tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone. Bursae are sacs that are filled with fluids that function in cushioning and lubricating the joints and preventing the bones from damage including the ankles ... Read More »