Articles by Dr. Chris

Sudden Onset Vomiting and Diarrhea Causes and Dangers

We have all experienced food poisoning or the stomach flu at some point in our lives. Symptoms can arise suddenly and be very severe. From nausea that intensifies within minutes to violent bouts of vomiting and explosive diarrhea, these symptoms are not uncommon with food poisoning or the stomach >> Read More ...

High Red Blood Cell Levels (Polycythemia) Types and Causes

Oxygen is vital for life but its circulation throughout the body is also crucial. Every cell in the body needs oxygen, which enters through the lungs and is absorbed into the bloodstream. It then has to be circulated throughout the body. Red blood cells (RBCs), also known as erythrocytes, are responsible for carrying gases >> Read More ...

Severe Chest Pain – Meaning, Causes and How To Report Symptoms

Most of us think that the more severe the symptom the more serious the cause. Chest pain is a concern for adults as it can signal heart disease which remains the main cause of adult death in developed countries. However, severe chest pain does not necessarily mean that the cause is always serious. Sometimes a heart attack >> Read More ...

Inflamed Mouth (Stomatitis) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The mouth, including the tongue, palate, inner cheek and lips, can become irritated and inflamed for various reasons. The mouth has to contend with exposure to various substances on a daily basis and this is not only food and beverages. It is also used for breathing and speech. It is therefore not uncommon for irritation >> Read More ...

Blocked Menstrual Flow (Periods) Causes and Complications

There are many reasons why a young girl may not menstruate despite obvious signs of puberty and even other menstrual symptoms. From pregnancy and hormonal disturbances to drugs and even psychological stress, the menstrual cycle can be impacted to varying degrees. However, in these cases menstruation (periods) does not >> Read More ...

Chest Pain with Stress – Causes, Dangers and Warning Signs

Chest pain is often a cause of concern for adults. With heart disease being one of the most common causes of death among adults, chest pain is often immediately associated with heart problems. However, heart conditions are not the only reason for chest pain. There are many other causes, most of which are not serious or >> Read More ...

Incomplete Bowel Movement and Causes of Tenesmus

Most of us have experienced instances where a bowel movement did not feel complete. We may use a range of terms to describe this type of bowel movement, including unsatisfied or incomplete. There may still be the urge to pass stool after the bowel movement and sometimes an inability to defecate despite this urging. There >> Read More ...
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