Articles by Dr. Chris

Swollen Leg and Swelling of the Feet, Ankle and Toes

Swelling of the leg may involve a noticeable distension of the shin or calf, ankles, feet or toes.  Foot swelling may be a common occurrence which most of us will experience at some point in life after a long day of standing or sitting but may also be an indication of a more serious pathology as in certain cardiovascular >> Read More ...

Swollen Arm & Swelling of the Hand, Forearm, Fingers

Swelling (edema) of the arm is an indication of inflammation or disturbances of blood or lymph flow causing a swollen appearance of the hand, forearm or fingers. The swelling may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms which may assist with diagnosing the cause of the swollen >> Read More ...

Swollen Lymph Nodes, Glands – Lymphedema, Lymphadenopathy

Tiny roundish lumps exist throughout the body. These lumps are known as lymph nodes and most of the time it cannot be felt. The lymph nodes play an important role in immunity and when there is an infection it is these lymph nodes that become active to form part of the body’s defenses. However, problems can arise with >> Read More ...

Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis) – Causes, Treatment, Cure

Bad breath (halitosis) is a fairly common disorder affecting most of us at some point in life. The foul odor in bad breath is not considered to be a medical disorder unless it is a long term condition (chronic) and posing a problem in our lives. Halitosis may go beyond just a dental hygiene issue and can indicate more >> Read More ...

Dental Procedures & Surgery – Root Canal, Bridges, Implants

Dental surgery and related dental procedures are often feared to be painful experiences that can be avoided by attending to your dental needs. However dental surgery and related procedures are essential for : Maintaining the health and integrity of your teeth, gum and mouth. Restoring functioning of your teeth Preventing >> Read More ...

Dental Caries (Teeth Cavities) Cause Toothache and Jaw Pain

Dental caries (tooth/teeth cavities) afflicts most of us at some point  in life and is the second most common condition in humans after the common cold and flu. If left untreated it can progress to the point where it results in unbearable pain. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, the tooth may have to be >> Read More ...

Clicking Jaw, Jaw Pain & TMJ Dysfunction Causes and Treatment

What is a clicking jaw? Clicking jaw, also referred to as popping jaw, is a common symptom of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome/dysfunction which is often due to inflammation of the temporomandibular joint or uncoordinated action of the facial muscles. It may also be accompanied by locking of the jaw where the range >> Read More ...

Swine H1N1 Flu Spread-Cause, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention

What is swine flu? Swine flu , now known as the 2009 H1N1 flu, is caused by the orthomyxovirus which usually affects pigs but viral mutations allows the virus to cross species to other hosts like humans. The swine influenza virus (SIV) is another example of cross species viral infection which was previously seen with other >> Read More ...
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