Monthly Archives: July 2015

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a condition with unpleasant sensations of tingling, crawling and prickling felt in the lower leg and can be relieved when walking and strolling. This syndrome is considered as a common sleep disorder because it usually happens during night time and can cause disruption while sleeping. Elderly people particularly women are highly susceptible to this condition but ... Read More »

Barometric pressure headache

Barometric pressure is also known as the air pressure or atmospheric pressure which can change on the weather condition or altitude. Barometric pressure headaches occur due to changes in the atmospheric pressure and classified into non-migraine and migraine type of headaches. The pain tends to vary from person to person and usually depends on the environmental changes and overall condition ... Read More »

Muscle fatigue in the legs

Anybody can experience pain and fatigue in the legs and usually common when engaging in extensive activities, standing for long periods of time, doing physical exercise and walking long distances. Normally, this condition can be relieved after taking some time to rest. If there is fatigue and pain in the legs for a long period while walking or even at ... Read More »

Wheezing in asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes narrowing of the air passages, due to an autoimmune response to an allergy. Wheezing is a high pitched sound made by the air when passing through the narrow air passages when exhaling, but in severe cases there is also wheezing when inhaling. Take note that wheezing is a common symptom of asthma. It ... Read More »

Inflammation of the bronchial passages

Inflammation of the bronchial passages can cause upper respiratory symptoms such as cough and breathlessness. The bronchial passages are made of soft bronchial tubes and this is the tube responsible for ventilating air in and out of the lungs. Inflammation of the bronchial passages can be caused by bacteria and virus. Oftentimes, it can also be triggered by environmental factors ... Read More »

Hangnails on fingers

Hangnails are small torn pieces of skin near the nail and it is a common problem and anyone has experienced it. Hangnails cause pain especially when they tangle in the clothing. Hangnails happen when the skin found around the nails becomes dry and is common during winter months. There are factors that can cause hangnails such as working in water ... Read More »

Splitting and peeling fingernails

Splitting and peeling fingernails is a common problem among women. The cause of brittle nails known as onychoschizia is aging which causes weakening of the nails and causes cracking and peeling of the nails. When the nails become brittle, they split and peel in horizontal layers and women are prone to this condition than in men. Take note that it ... Read More »

Burning pain in the forearm

The skin sensation of numbness, “pins and needles” or a “burning”, “creeping” or “tingling” sensation that can be felt on the skin is called “paresthesis”. The sensations begin with tingling and changes to numbness and these symptoms are caused by damaged, certain conditions or an injured sensory nerve. Causes of burning pain in the forearm The burning pain in the ... Read More »

Sprained wrist

Cat scratch disease

A sprained wrist is an injury that affects the ligaments, muscles, tendons and soft tissues found around a joint. This injury usually involves the ligaments that are made out of connective tissues that functions in connecting two or more bones. It is important to note that a sprained wrist is a common injury in the hand. This injury can occur ... Read More »

Upper back pain

The upper back is composed of the thoracic spine, two scapulas, ribs and the muscles that are connected to them. Pain felt in the upper back is called thoracic pain which is the area where the thoracic spine is located and the area between the lower back and the neck are affected. Pain that is felt in the upper back ... Read More »

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