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Palpitation

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

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 […]

Obesity

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 […]

Irregular heartbeat

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 […]

Deep vein thrombosis

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 […]