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Constipation

Bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass are called constipation. It’s common cause of painful defecation. It is a symptom, not a disease that may require effective treatment.  Serious constipation includes obstipation and fecal impaction that can progress to bowel obstruction and become life-threatening. Constipation is an indication with many causes. The causes […]

Remedies for salmonellosis

Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning that is caused by the salmonella enterica bacterium and there are different kinds of these bacteria. Salmonellosis is usually common during the summer months and children are most susceptible to this condition. Old people and individuals with impaired immune systems can suffer from severe infection. Salmonella poisoning is […]

What is alcohol poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning is a deadly condition which occurs after drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short time. It can affect the heart rate, breathing, body temperature and gag reflex and even result to coma and death. Alcohol poisoning also happen when an individual accidentally or intentionally ingested any household products that contains alcohol. In […]

What is an esophageal spasm?

An esophageal spasm is characterized as uncoordinated, irregular contractions that can be powerful in some cases. The food becomes stuck in the esophagus and cannot enter the stomach. Sometimes the spasms can spread down the esophagus in a coordinated manner but usually very strong. The condition helps move the food through the esophagus but can […]

Uncontrollable vomiting

Vomiting is a reflex response which causes the content of the stomach to be pushed out of the mouth and it is sometimes involuntary that can be caused by several conditions. Under normal conditions, vomiting stops immediately after all the contents of the stomach are expelled out of the mouth, but in some cases vomiting […]

Urinary Incontinence: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Urinary incontinence refers to the inability to control the bladder. This results in the accidental or without conscious control discharge of urine from the urinary bladder. Urinary incontinence occurs from actions that stimulate pressure within the lower body or the abdomen; such actions may include coughing, sneezing or laughing. Common causes of urinary incontinence in […]