Articles by Dr. Chris

10 Signs of Anorexia Nervosa (Eating Disorder)

Anorexia nervosa is among the more common eating disorders seen throughout the world. It is most common in developed nations. Most of us think of the extremely emaciated body as being the typical sign of anorexia. This is accompanied by other signs and symptoms indicative of poor nutrition, such as pale skin, thinning hair >> Read More ...

Diarrhea Do’s and Don’ts to Relieve Frequent Watery Stool

Diarrhea is one the most common acute problems that every person experiences now and then. It is difficult to avoid diarrhea entirely because it can be due to a variety of causes. However, several simple dietary and lifestyle changes can ensure that complications of diarrhea are minimized. It also ensures that the diarrhea >> Read More ...

10 Signs of High Cholesterol Levels in the Blood

Over 30% of Amercan adults over the age of 20 years have high blood cholesterol levels. This has become a common problem throughout the globe although numbers vary from country to country. Elevated cholesterol in the blood is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes – two serious conditions that have >> Read More ...

Painful Constipation (Lower Back, Abdomen, Rectal Pain)

Constipation can present with a host of other symptoms, apart from the too few bowel movements in a week, hard stools and difficulty to pass stool. Pain is one of the symptoms that may accompay constipation and may be caused by constipation. This pain commonly arises in the abdomen, back and rectum or pelvic >> Read More ...

8 Signs of Hiatal Hernia and Location of Trapped Stomach

There are many different types of stomach conditions. From acid irritation to ulcers and even cancer, these stomach problems involve some type of disturbance or disorder of the stomach wall. A lesser known condition is a hiatal hernia. It can affect even a healthy stomach. The problem in a hiatal hernia is that a portion >> Read More ...

Signs of Asbestos Exposure (Abestos Lung and Asbestos Cancer)

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was widely used for insulation in the past. However, asbestos particles have been associated with serious disease when inhaled. Its use is now restricted and there are various safety procedures in place for people who work with asbestos. Apart from the lung disease that can arise with >> Read More ...

Tight Throat (Tightness in Throat) Causes and Other Symptoms

A tight feeling in the throat can be a worrying sensation if it arises suddenly and is severe enough to restrict swallowing or breathing. This can sometimes be due to serious conditions like certain types of allergic reactions which could be life threatening. However, most people experience a gradual tightness in the >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Pericarditis (Inflammation Around Heart)

A sharp pain in the chest, towards the center or slightly to the left, with shortness of breath would immediately raise the concern about a heart attack. While these symptoms are typical of heart attacks, it can also occur with other less serious heart conditions. Pericarditis is one such condition. It can become serious >> Read More ...

10 Signs of Black Death Plague (Bubonic Plague)

The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, is a serious disease that caused about 50 million deaths across Europe in the fourteenth century. It has not been eradicated but is considered a rare infection in the twenty-first century. However, there has been recent outbreak of Black Death (bubonic plague) in Africa in >> Read More ...
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