Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are different types of anxiety disorders, and each one is far beyond the general anxieties everyone faces in life due to negative stimuli. The term anxiety disorder is actually a very general one that could allude to several forms of anxieties. There are varying degrees of these conditions, some being merely phobias over a…

Ice Cream Headaches

Its a funny thing to think that there is a headache that is named after a food we all enjoy. But an ice cream headache is a very real condition with very real symptoms. A man named Daniel Drake wrote the first record of ice cream upsetting the stomachs of some people, of making them…

What is Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock is a condition where the heart is damaged enough that it is unable to supply sufficient blood to the body. Sometimes simply referred to as shock, this takes place when the heart for whatever reason is not capable of pumping enough blood supply to the rest of the body to fulfill its needs.…

Osteoarthritis and Back Pain

What is osteoarthritis? Who will it affect and how does it cause back pain? Osteoarthritis is the most common of the arthritis varieties that affect people. It is more likely to be a problem, as a person grows older. Presently about twenty one million Americans are suffering with it. In the next twenty-five years this…

What is Epithelium

In dermatology, epithelium is a tissue composed of a layer of cells. In humans, it is one of four primary body tissues. Epithelium lines both the outside (skin) and the inside cavities and lumen of bodies. The outermost layer of our skin is composed of dead stratified squamous epithelial cells, as are the mucous membranes…

What is Corpora Amylacea

Corpora amylacea, also known as amyloids, is the accumulation of dense amounts of calcified materials that are protein based in nature. Corpora amylacea normally affects men who are more senior in age, by this we mean men over the age of about sixty years old. The calcified material, which is an insoluble fibrous protein, blocks…

Childbirth Contractions

Whether you’re having your fifth baby or your first, deciding whether or not you’re in labor can be confusing. There are only two real signs of labor: Regular, strong contractions lasting 40 to 60 seconds and, Cervical dilatation (the cervix opening to let the baby pass through). Dilatation is measured in centimeters, from 1 to…

Chemotherapy Side Effects

Chemotherapy can cause a range of side effects, including: Hair Loss: also called Alopecia, is the thinning or loss of hair during Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy. Such hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, including the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, arms, legs, and pelvis, but it is usually only temporary. A patient’s hair normally grows…