Diverticular Disease

The wall of the colon is composed of several layers, two of which are an inner, smooth layer, surrounded by a muscular layer. At times, the muscular layer can weaken, which allows the inner layer to protrude, forming a small pouch. This pouch is referred to as a diverticulum, and the presence of diverticuli is called diverticulosis. Continue reading “Diverticular Disease” »

Carpal-tunnel syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is defined as a compression of the median nerve as it goes through an area of the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common ailment that mostly occurs in women between the ages of thirty and sixty. It also occurs in men, especially those who work with their hands. Continue reading “Carpal-tunnel syndrome” »

GENERAL CANCERS

These are general problems and not found in all cancers but a lot of different cancers. Our goal is not to get specific on any one cancer but give an overall view. Later we will go over specific cancers. Also, these are incurable or malignant cancers. Continue reading “GENERAL CANCERS” »

Colon Cancer – second leading cause of cancer death

Colon cancer was uncommon before 1900. It is now the second leading cause of cancer death in men and third in women. This would suggest that colon cancer has less of a genetic influence, and more influence from things such as lifestyle, diet, and possibly toxins and chemicals. While there is definitely a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, it only accounts for an estimated 5-10 percent of all cancers of the colon. Continue reading “Colon Cancer – second leading cause of cancer death” »

DIETARY FACTORS IN ASTHMA

Food allergies are often mentioned in regard to asthma, but identifying specific food allergens and arriving at a dietary plan presents a challenge for the asthmatic and their families. Allergy testing can be helpful in identifying food allergens. The skin tests (or RAST tests) which may have been done can determine some potential food allergens. However, skin tests are designed to identify only one type of antibody, which is called the IgE antibody. Continue reading “DIETARY FACTORS IN ASTHMA” »

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA

Dementia is described as an anatomically caused, progressive degeneration of memory and intelligence that causes problems in family life or at work. Fifty percent of all cases of dementia are classified as Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s is described as a degeneration with loss of brain cells in the cerebral cortex and frontal lobe. Continue reading “ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA” »

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

DIAGNOSIS OF ADD: The proper diagnosis of ADD is key. It is critical to rule out other behavioral and learning disorders that can be confused with ADD. As well, other behavioral and psychiatric conditions, called comorbidities, can co-exist with ADD. Unfortunately, there is no specific test for ADD, and consideration should be given to having your child evaluated by a behavioral therapist, psychiatrist, or pediatrician skilled in the management of ADD. Continue reading “ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER” »

Tongue cancer : causes and symptoms

Tongue cancer:-

Tongue cancer is the cancer type affects mouth and oropharynx. Tongue has two parts, anterior tongue and base of tongue. If anterior tongue gets cancer, it is known as oral cancer. When the posterior base of tongue is affected with cancer is called as oropharyngeal cancer.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the common type of tongue cancer. Squamous cells are the flattened cells forms the mucus lining of mouth, nose, pharynx or throat.


Causes of tongue cancer:-

* The exact causes of tongue cancer is not known.

* The suspected causes of tongue cancer are

* Smoking tobacco,

* chewing tobacco, and

* excess alcohol consumption.


Symptoms of tongue cancer:-

* Red or white spot on the skin, for long time.

* Chronic sore throat,

* Numbness in tongue or mouth,

* Bleeding of unknown origin in the tongue,

* Pain while chewing or swallowing,

* Sore spot on the tongue which has not healed,

* Some times pain in ear

These are the main symptoms of tongue cancer.

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Mouth sores : causes and treatment

Mouth sore:-

Number of factors causes bacterial, viral or fungal infections of mouth. The mouth sore are the painful infections or rupture of the mucus membrane of mouth is called as mouth sore. A loose orthodontic wire, improper implantation of denture, sharp edge of broken teeth causes mouth sore.  Mouth sore are the common mouth problem that makes an individual very difficult to eat and even to drink hot or cold drinks.   Mouth sore may occur as  symptoms of a particular disease or disorder. Examination of mouth by  a dentist is needed to visualize  mouth sore that lasts a week or longer. Continue reading “Mouth sores : causes and treatment” »

Pertussis : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Pertussis:-

Pertussis is also called as whooping cough. Pertussis is an  important communicable disease caused by bacteria,  results in uncontrollable, violent cough. Especially children are affected with pertussis.  As the sound comes during cough and taking air in, is called as whooping cough.  Nearly 5000 to 10000 children in united states are dieing every year because of pertussis. Continue reading “Pertussis : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment” »