A varicocele resembles a varicose vein that could occur in the leg. A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, the loose bag holding the testicles. Even though not all varicoceles affect sperm production, still they are a common cause of decreased sperm quality and low sperm production. Shrinking of the testicles may also result from varicoceles. Luckily, most varicoceles can be easily diagnosed and can be surgically ... more
When there’s a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make the heart beat, bundle branch block occurs, which is usually a sign of another underlying heart problem and develops in people who appear healthy.
The electrical impulses that make the heart beat could be slowed or blocked due to injury or damage to the heart muscle or blockage of a blood vessel in the heart. This interference could cause ... more
Back pain is a very common complaint, and it’s one of the most common reasons people miss work or go to the doctor.
Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain and most back pain can be prevented. However, in case of the failure of prevention, simple home treatment and some proper body mechanics can heal the back within a few weeks and keep it functional for the long ... more
Snoring is quite common. Occasionally, almost half of adults snore. When air flows past relaxed tissue in the throat, it causes the tissues to vibrate as a person breathes, creating harsh sounds, known as snoring.
Avoiding alcohol close to bedtime, sleeping on the side and losing weight are some of the lifestyle changes that can help prevent snoring.
Disruptive snoring may be treated with surgery. However, not everyone who snores should ... more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide is Rotavirus. By the age of 2 or 3, most children have at least one bout with rotavirus.
Most of rotavirus infections can be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration, despite the fact that they're unpleasant. Intravenous fluids are sometimes required in the hospital in severe cases of ... more
Pressure sores, also called pressure ulcers or bedsores, are areas of damaged skin and tissue that develop when circulation is cut off by sustained pressure to vulnerable parts of the body, such as the skin on the heels, hips and buttocks. The affected tissue will die without adequate blood flow.
Bedsores can develop especially in people living with paralysis, in addition to people who use wheelchair, are bedridden or are unable to ... more