Poor circulation in the legs can be caused by conditions such as atherosclerosis, infections, varicose veins and trauma. Poor circulation is inadequate flow of blood to an area in the body and causes reduced supply of oxygen to the foot. Symptoms of poor circulation Pain, cramping, aching, numbness or fatigue in the leg, foot or […]
Palpitation is the beating of the heart too hard, too fast, skipping a beat or fluttering. It may be noticed at the chest, throat or neck. This case can sometimes be frightening or bothersome. It is normally aren’t serious or dangerous, and often go away by itself. It is caused usually by stress and anxiety
Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. Nobody is certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing that is for sure, we can live without it, without apparent concerns. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that needs immediate surgery to remove the appendix. Untreated swollen appendix will eventually burst, spilling infectious constituents into the
The presence of red blood cells in the urine is called hematuria. The blood that can be detected is termed gross hematuria. Blood in the urine can cause anxiety and can indicate serious disorder. Urinary blood visible under a microscope is called as microscopic hematuria and can be found when the doctor tests your urine.
High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a condition that may cause health problems because it is a long term force of the blood against your artery walls. Blood flows through blood vessels higher than the normal pressure. A systolic pressure below 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure below 80mmHg is the normal blood pressure
Obesity is a medical condition wherein the body accumulates too much fat. It is different from being overweight. The weight may come from muscles, bones and/or body water. People with 30 or higher body mass index (BMI) is considered obese. It may lead to negative effect on the body. Being obese may put you at a
Thrombocytopenia is a condition where the blood platelet count is low. The platelets or thrombocytes are colorless blood cells that help blood to clot, stops bleeding by clumping and form plugs in damaged blood vessels. Thrombocytopenia develops due to conditions such as leukemia or problems of the immune system and it can also be a
Irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations occur when the heart beats faster than normal. The electrical impulses that coordinate with the heartbeats do not function properly which results to rapid or slow beating of the heart. An irregular heartbeat can feel as fluttering or a racing heart and can be harmless, but it can be bothersome
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force that the heart uses to pump blood around the body. It is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and given as two figures such as systolic pressure which is the pressure when the heart pumps out blood and diastolic or pressure when the heart rests between beats.
Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot or thrombus in a deep vein and usually occurs in the legs. Clots usually occur in the superficial veins as well as the deep veins. The clots that develop in the deep veins need medical care immediately. This is a dangerous condition since the clot can break and