Identifying Gall Bladder Symptoms

Gall bladder helps stores bile, a combination of fluids, fat, and cholesterol. It also helps break down fat from food in your intestine and then delivers bile into the small intestine. This allows fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients to be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Basically, it plays an important factor in your digestive system. Know your symptoms early! 1) Pain The most common symptom of a gallbladder problem is pain. This pain usually occurs in the mid- to upper-right section of your abdomen. It can be mild and intermittent, or it can be quite severe and frequent. In some cases, the pain will begin to radiate to other areas of the body, including the back and chest. 2) Feve

5 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

1) Weakness in your arms and legs A sign of weakness or numb in your arm, leg or face can be a sign of a stroke especially if the pain only occurs on one side of your body. Other signs include losing of your balance, dizziness or trouble walking. If you start noticing that your visions are not clear, bad headache or you suddenly have trouble speaking or understanding, get help immediately before the worse happen. It's better to be sure to avoid any risks. 2) Chest pain Image source: Bel Marra Health Sometimes, out of nowhere we will experience a mild chest pain and we ignore it. Now how do we know how safe we are? Any chest pain, especially accompanied by sweating, pressure, shortness of bre

5 Common Causes Of Abdominal Pain

Whether it's a mild stomach ache, sharp pain, or stomach cramps, abdominal pain can have numerous causes. Some of the more common causes are: 1) Indigestion When a person is experiencing indigestion, they will feel various kind of discomforts which includes bloating of stomach, belching belching and gas, nausea and vomiting, an acidic taste in your mouth and many more. It is easy to get indigestion but prevention is always better than cure. Eat in small portion and slowly. Avoid foods with a lot of acid and it is best to wait for 3 hours after your last meal before going to bed. ​2) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Image Source: Doctor Well Good Studies have suggests that Irritable Bowel Syndr

Small Bowel Problems And Treatments

What is the small bowel? Your small intestine or the small bowel is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. ​ Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum. What are the problems associated with the Small Bowel? Some of the common diseases/problems found in the Small Bowel includes: 1) Amyloidosis A widely scattered multisystem disorder characterize by a deposit of protein-based material within various tissues that affects their functioning. Patients who are diagnosed

When Is Surgery A Must?

Some of us may think that surgery is the only option to a treatment but when do we know when is it really necessary or when is the right time? Surgery can be daunting to everyone who hear it. Even though there are various of procedures from minor to major surgery, it is a procedures that requires some reasoning. Mean while, there are situations where surgery is unavoidable. For example, if you are having appendix, surgery is the only option including other medical emergencies. Normally, a doctor would suggest invasive treatments before proceeding to surgery. Here are some ways you could take note of before making the decision: 1) Ask your doctor/surgeon and seeks for second opinion First thi

What Does Medication Actually Do To Your Body?

There is a saying, we are what we eat. So how do we determine the food, medications or supplements that we consume on a daily basis is good for us? In this case, what happens to medication once they are in our bodies? And what functions do they carry out? Why do we take medicines? We take medicines for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reason includes: pain relief to fight infection to fight disease to supplement a deficiency to assist a body mechanism to correct itself to decrease an overabundance of a body substance to balance systems and organs in the body Form of medication Besides the normal capsule that we are all familiar with, there are also other forms of medication such

5 Ways Meditation Keeps You Healthy

A healthy body is a healthy mind. With regular practice of meditation, the mind becomes fresh, peace and beautiful bringing out your inner peace and joy. Meditation makes you aware that your inner attitude determines your happiness. Here are the top 5 ways you can start with: 1) Get more sleep Have you heard the phrase, "Sleep your trouble away"? By going to sleep when your mind are overflowing with thoughts, you are naturally distressing yourself. 2) More positive and happier Meditation helps release good hormones such as serotonin (mood boosting hormone), GABA (makes you feel calm) and endorphins that has an ever lasting effect. It is a chance to reset your body and mind. 3) Better Immune

What You Should Know About Anesthesia

In the practice of medicine (especially surgery) and dentistry, anesthesia or anaesthesia is a temporary induced state with one or more of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. Anaesthesia was first performed publicly by an American dentist named William Thomas Green Morton in August 9, 1819 to July 15, 1868. Types of Anaesthesia 1) Local Anesthesia Image source: Open Care Local anesthesia are usually performed on minor surgeries. It is usually administered by injection and the anesthesia normally takes effect quite quickly. Some patients may stay awake during the procedure. ​ 2) Regional Anesthesia Region

Colon Disease

What is the Colon? The Colon is also called the large intestine. The ​Ileum (last part of the small intestine) connects to the Cecum (first part of the colon) in the lower right abdomen. The rest of the colon is divided into four parts: The ascending colon travels up the right side of the abdomen. The transverse colon runs across the abdomen. The descending colon travels down the left abdomen. The sigmoid colon is a short curving of the colon, just before the rectum. The function of a colon helps remove water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance

Robotic vs Human Surgery

We all know how conventional surgery works, now let's find out what are the advantages of robotic surgery and if it is necessarily better than human surgery. Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. Robotic surgery was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and it was widely used in the United States and Europe for a wide range of conditions. Every robotic surgery includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with s

Types of Hernia

Source: Daily Sabah What Is a Hernia? A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias are not immediately life threatening, but they don’t go away on their own and can require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications. Hernias are caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain from different factors such as failure of abdominal wall to close properly in the womb, age, chronic coughing, damage from injury wh

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