Archive | May, 2016

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is a viral infection that is transmitted by 2 types of mosquitoes – Aedes aegypti and the Aedes albopictus species. Mild dengue fever causes rash, high fever and muscle or joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever is called dengue hemorrhagic fever which results to severe bleeding, sudden drop in the blood […]

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is also called hypertension that happens when the force is strong. The blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries when the heart is pumping blood. Systolic pressure is the reading once the heart beats when driving blood and diastolic pressure is the reading when the heart […]

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath or dyspnea is characterized by difficulty in taking a breath. It is hard, uncomfortable and causes pain when breathing. There are periods that there is not enough air to breath. The person becomes short of breath due to smoking, activity, lung condition and sometimes happens with no known cause. Causes of shortness […]

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the follicles of hair which causes itchiness, blistering, oozing rash and pain in one or more of the infected follicles. Folliculitis can be due to a variety of pathogens that can become severe. A pathogen is anything that can cause a disease such as a bacterium which is a […]

Epidermoid cysts

Epidermoid cysts are benign, firm sacs that develops in the skin and can sometimes forms a dome-shaped bump that is attached to the epidermis that can move over underlying tissues. It forms usually on the face, shoulder, neck and the chest and develops at any age. This condition is not contagious but when they become […]

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by rigidity and pain in the joint of the shoulder. The symptom gradually happens and eventually becomes worse over time and heals within 1-3 years. A high risk of developing the condition is while recuperating from a condition or procedure that limits the movement of the […]

How to manage heel spurs

Heel spurs forms as an abnormal growth in the heel bone and formation of calcium deposits when the plantar fascia disconnects from the heel area and result to the bony protrusion or development of heel spurs. The heel bone is the bone found in the foot and responsible for absorbing shock and pressure. ¬†The plantar […]