Connective Tissue Disease

Connective Tissue Disease: What Is It?

Connective tissue disease affects many people throughout the country. This usually targets the joints, muscles, and skin, no organ is safe from it. It could cause a whole spectrum of problems that need immediate intervention. Here are some of the common types of this group of connective tissue disorders, their...

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

The Acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS is a failure of our lung due to inflammation. Shortness of breath, quick breaths, and a slightly significant bluish discoloration of the skin are the symptoms of ARDS. For many patients who successfully survived this syndrome, lead a somewhat diminished life in terms...

Do Not Resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate: Understanding DNR Orders

A DNR or Do Not Resuscitate Order is a set of written instructions from the patient’s healthcare partner. Or it is a physician telling healthcare professionals not to perform CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the patient if and when an emergency arises. It is common practice for healthcare professionals to...

diclofenac sodium gel

When to Use Diclofenac Sodium Gel

Diclofenac sodium gel, which is also familiarized with brand names Voltaren and Solaraze, is a known nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (or NSAID) that is mainly used as a topical gel to externally treat osteoarthritis and muscle strain, particularly on the knees and hands. Topical gels are medications that are applied to...

morphine side effects

Morphine Side Effects and Risks

Morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, demerol, codeine, methadone - these are just some of the known painkillers that are classified as opioid analgesics. Each painkiller has its own characteristics and strength level, and out of all the different variations of painkillers that are most favored by many - morphine. History of Morphine...

persistent depressive disorder

Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Depression is not a joke. It’s not easy to deal with and today depression is common among people in different age due to different factors in the society it can be external factor or it can be internal factor. What is Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)? Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia) is...

laser eye surgery

Laser Eye Surgery: Purpose and Risks

More and more people are now trying to consider laser eye surgery in order for them to have their poor eyesight corrected. No matter what level of correction is needed, this method will undoubtedly improve one’s eyes. Laser Eye Surgery is now becoming a popular option for those who are...

munchausen by proxy

What is Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome?

Surprisingly, there are a lot of illnesses that are still unknown to us. Some might also be too complicated that you would not believe that it exists. One of this kind of sickness is Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. It is a condition in which the caregiver is the reason behind...

interstitial lung disease

Interstitial Lung Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Interstitial lung disease refers to a set of lung disorders which cause the lung tissue to scar progressively. This kind of scarring will eventually impact the patient's breathing ability and supply sufficient oxygen to the bloodstream. Also referred to as diffuse parenchymal lung disease, it can be caused by long-term...

Low White Blood Cell Count Causes and Indication

Leukocytes, or white blood cells, play a very important role in the human body. They are the fundamental element in the blood which help fight infection. The normal count of white blood cells in the body range from 4,000 to 11,000 for every microliter of blood. Anything below this range...