Digestive System


Cholelithiasis: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on December 02, 2022

What is Cholelithiasis? Gallstones form in your gallbladder, a tiny, pear-shaped organ that stores bile in your body. They resemble pebbles made of concentrated bile components. Cholesterol, bilirubin, bile salts, and lecithin are all found in bil...
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General Health Tips & News


Hernias: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 29, 2022

What is a hernia? A hernia arises when an organ pushes through a hole or potential weakness in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The intestines, for example, may break through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall. The following are ...
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Digestive System


Ulcerated Peptic Ulcer

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 25, 2022

What is an ulcerated peptic ulcer? Peptic ulcers are open sores on the interior lining of the stomach and the upper region of the small intestine [1]. Stomach discomfort is the most common sign of a peptic ulcer.   Peptic ulcers include...
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Digestive System


Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 22, 2022

What is Upper GI Bleeding? Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a condition characterized by excessive bleeding in the upper regions of the digestive tract, such as the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), the stomach, or t...
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Infections - Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment


Liver Abscess

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 18, 2022

What is a liver abscess? A liver abscess is a pus-filled mass in the liver that can form because of liver damage or an intra-abdominal infection spread by the portal vein. Liver abscesses are classified into three types based on the underlying ...
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Heart & Cardiovascular


Portal Hypertension: What are its Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 15, 2022

What is Portal Hypertension? Portal hypertension is an increased blood pressure within the portal venous system. The portal vein is formed by veins from the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas, which then branch into smaller vessels and trave...
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General Health Tips & News


Brain Hemorrhage: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 11, 2022

  What is Brain Hemorrhage? A brain hemorrhage is defined as bleeding in the brain. This condition is also referred to as a brain bleed or an intracranial hemorrhage. It is a medical emergency that necessitates immediate attention. &nbs...
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General Health Tips & News


Gender Dysphoria

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 08, 2022

What is Gender Dysphoria? Gender dysphoria is a term that refers to a feeling of unease caused by a mismatch between a person's biological sex and gender identity. This sense of unease or dissatisfaction can be so strong that it can lead to...
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Mental Health


Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): What are its Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 04, 2022

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), also known as chronic anxiety neurosis is a condition characterized by uncontrollably worrying about daily occurring situations. GAD is not the same as usual anxiety. ...
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Mental Health


Mania and Hypomania: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 01, 2022

  What are Mania and Hypomania? Mania is a state characterized by a period of hyperactive behavior, euphoria, irritability, and mood changes. Hypomania is a less severe form of mania [1]. An episode of mania lasts for a week or so. The sym...
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Skin & Esthetics


Skin Pigmentation: What are Its Causes, Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

By S.I. (staff writer), published on October 25, 2022

What Is Skin Pigmentation?  The term "pigmentation" describes the skin's hue. Disorders of skin pigmentation modify the color of your skin. The pigment that gives your skin its color, melanin, is produced by skin cells. Sk...
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Well-Being: Fitness & Diet


Vitamin D: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on October 21, 2022

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D, also known as the Sunshine vitamin belongs to the fat-soluble class of vitamins [1]. It increases the absorption of magnesium, phosphate, calcium, and other minerals from the gut. Vitamin D2 is the most important vit...
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