Low back pain is a common problem and nearly everyone at some point of time may have suffered from this discomforting situation. Nowadays back pain has become a serious occupational health issue especially among a genre of people who work …

Having faster metabolism helps to burn away calories, most people want the same. However, as we age metabolic activity in the body slows down. Usually after the age of 40 the metabolic activity reduces. But this may vary from person …

Human feet are important part of body. They are formed of small tarsal and metatarsal bones. The feet have to bear whole body weight and these bones of feet form an arch. Normally the arch from its middle has an …

Locked neck or stiff neck is twisting of neck on one side. It is an acute condition which is often experienced when a person gets up from sleep. In medical terminology this condition is called torticollis. Locked neck is not …

Ageusia is a medical disorder in which a person’s tongue losses the function of taste. There is complete loss of taste in ageusia. The affected person is unable to detect any type of taste such as sweet, sour, bitter and …

Human nervous system is extremely important for coordination of all activities in the body. Because of the nervous system we are able to think, act and behave. The main role of nervous system is to gather surrounding information, interpret it …

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used for group of chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The disease is characterized by progressive and chronic obstruction of airflow. Restricted breathing increases the risk of hypoxia …

The movement of hands takes place through a complex interplay of muscles, nerves, joints and bones. There are several muscles that control hand mobility and its ability to grasp an object. A person may feel weakness in his hands if …

Human voice has multidimensional facets. You can express your emotions and feeling through your voice besides its use in normal verbal communication. However, not always your voice may sound clear. It may be whispery, hoarse, broken, strangled etc. The medical …

The upper respiratory tract which includes nose and throat continuously makes thin fluid called mucus. The thin lining of nose and throat produce this secretion to keep the cavities moist. Mucus also serves other purpose of clearing bacteria and other …

Metabolism is a chemical reaction that leads to breakdown of consumed food and drink into simple constituents such as protein, carbohydrate and fats. These components act as fuel to produce energy required by each and every cell of the body …

The invention of antibiotics is considered to be a boon to human society. The credit of invention goes to Alexander Fleming who first invented penicillin in the year 1928. The discovery of antibiotics is considered to be a greatest scientific …

Venous leg ulcer is the most common form of skin ulceration found in lower extremity. This debilitating chronic condition causes significant impact on overall health of a person. An ulcer is an open wound caused due to breakage of the …

Toothache is one of the worst excruciating pains that a person may have experienced in his life. It is a leading cause of orofacial pain. Common causes of toothache as we all know are tooth decay, infection in tooth and …

Eczema on palms and fingers is a common skin ailment that affects many people. The most likely trigger for eczema on palm and inside of finger is contact allergy and dry irritated skin. Other contributing factors that also play a …

Xanax is a brand name of generic drug called alprazolam. It belongs to the benzodiazepine family of psychiatric drug that is usually prescribed for mild depression, anxiety neuroses and panic disorder. It has a calming effect on brain and central …

Stress is a type of response to a particular situation or an event that may have negative impact on mind and body. Studies have indicated that at least 50 percent of visits to a health care professional are due to …

Most people do not take care of their scalp as much as they take care of their hair. A healthy scalp is easily forgotten. But for some people it is an ongoing concern when they suffer from scalp issues. Dead …

Ice pick headaches are nothing but sharp, shooting and stabbing headaches that appear suddenly from nowhere and last for 5 to 30 seconds. This intense headache generally occurs around the temples and eye socket. A person suffering from this type …

Green stuff in throat is nothing but greenish mucus that is coughed up from the throat. Also called as phlegm, green mucus is quiet worrisome as the normal mucus secretion is colorless and watery. It is produced by the mucus …