Articles by Dr. Greg

Types of Stomach Cancer, Symptoms and Signs of Spread

An adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer accounting for over 90% of all malignant stomach tumors. Other rare malignant cancers include leiomyosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and carcinoid tumors. Lymphomas are also seen in stomach. The gastric cancers can be broadly grouped based on the appearance of >> Read More ...

Nasal Spray Side Effects, Actions and How to Use a Nasal Spray

What is a nasal spray? Nasal sprays are medications that are available for application through the nasal cavity. Most nasal sprays are available as metered-dose nasal sprays meaning that each spray delivers a measured quantity of the solution into the nasal cavity. By creating a fine mist (aerosol), the active ingredients >> Read More ...

Antihistamine Side Effects, Actions, Allergies, Motion, Sleeping

What are antihistamines? Antihistamines are those drugs that block the H1 histamine receptors and not the other histamine receptors like H2, H3 and H4. It is also known as a H1-receptor blocker. These drugs act by block the histamine-induced responses in allergic reactions. It is the most widely used allergy medicine for >> Read More ...

Allergy, Types of Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis

What is an allergy? An allergy or hypersensitivity is one of the most common ailments that arises due to abnormal functioning of the immune system. It is a result of exposure to a specific antigen (allergen) by a sensitized person who has already developed antibodies against the allergen in question. The interaction of the >> Read More ...

Rare Abdominal Hernias

The uncommon types of abdominal hernias include : Spigelian hernia Obturator hernia Lumbar hernia Sciatic hernia Interparietal hernia Perineal hernia Richter’s hernia Internal hernia Spigelian Hernia What is a spigelian hernia? It is a rare hernia that occurs through the spigelian fascia which lies just outside the outer >> Read More ...

Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery of Inguinal Hernias

Diagnosis of an Inguinal Hernia The most important feature in diagnosing an inguinal hernia is identifying the bulge in the inguinal region. The bulge may be associated vague pain or discomfort in the groin region. Pain can be very severe if the hernia gets incarcerated or strangulated. Some patients may have abnormal >> Read More ...

Femoral Hernia

What is a femoral hernia? A femoral hernia is a protrusion of the abdominal contents through the femoral canal forming a hernial sac that appears as a swelling or bulge in the upper thigh. Due to the close proximity, a femoral hernia is often mistaken for an inguinal hernia especially since the latter is more common. How >> Read More ...
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