Articles by Dr. Chris

How To Prevent Meningitis (Vaccines, Drugs, Lifestyle)

Meningitis can be a serious disease in both children and adults. It kills approximately 500 Americans every year and some 4,000 cases are reported in the United States annually. Sometimes drug allergies, toxins, autoimmune diseases and cancer can cause meningitis. However, most meningitis cases are due to infections, >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Cellulitis (Infection Under the Skin)

Cellulitis is a potentially serious infection of the tissue under the skin (subcutaneous tissue). Even a small break in the skin, like with an insect bite, can lead to cellulitis if bacteria can gain entry into the deeper tissue under the skin. Once in this deep tissue, the infection can sometimes rapidly spread throughout >> Read More ...

Diarrhea and UTI – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The lower digestive tract and the lower urinary tract lie very close to each other and sometimes the same cause can affect both structures. This may cause symptoms like diarrhea (sign of a gastrointestinal infecion) or frequent and burning urination (signs of a bladder infection) at the same time. However, it is also >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Macular Degeneration (Dry and Wet)

There are many different types of eye problem, most of which can affect vision to some degree. A few of these eye conditions can also lead to blindness. One of the leading causes of blindness in the United States is macular degeneration. There are several types of macular degeneration but age-related macular degeneration >> Read More ...

Obesity and Cancer Risk, and Link with Body Weight

Obesity is known for a host of deleterious effects on the body and medical science is constantly revealing new dangers associated with a high body weight and fat percentage. One of these obesity-associated health risks is cancer. There are at least 13 types of cancers that have been linked to obesity.  According to the >> Read More ...

Signs of Pancreatitis and Death Due to Inflamed Pancreas

Every year approximately 200,000 Americans are admitted to a hospital with pancreatitis. This condition of the pancreas is seen throughout the world but is more prevalent in the United States and Finland than in other countries. In the United States, acute pancreatitis is largely associated with alcohol consumption. Death >> Read More ...

Non-Stop Diarrhea – Causes, Diet and Treatment

Non-stop diarrhea may be a cause for concern but most of the time it is short-lived and does not lead to any serious problems if properly managed. The main danger with diarrhea is dehydration. However, dehydration can be prevented. Even when it does arise, dehydration can be effectively treated if attended to early. >> Read More ...

Travel Constipation – Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Constipation may be a problem most of the time for some people (chronic), while others only experience it every now and then (acute). Foods, beverages, diseases, inactivity and even change of environment or stress can contribute to acute constipation. It may last only for a week or two and then ease on its own. However, >> Read More ...

9 Signs of Arthritis (Joint Inflammation Early and Late Signs)

Arthritis is a joint problem that can affect any age group. It tends to be more common as a person gets onlder. The two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Osteoarthritis affects about 20 million Americans while rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1.3 million people in the >> Read More ...

9 Signs of Diverticulitis and Dangers of Inflamed Diverticula

Diverticulitis is a condition of the bowels (intestines). It mainly affects the large intestine (cecum and colon) but may also involve the small intestine or other parts of the gut. Diverticula are abnormal pouches that form in the bowels, especially in the large intestine. When these pouches become inflamed then it is >> Read More ...
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