Articles by Dr. Chris

Body Temperature – Normal and Abnormal (High or Low) Levels

The human body requires an internal temperature of 37°C (98°F) to function optimally. This temperature can vary slightly without compromising health and well being. However, when the internal body temperature rises too high or drops too low, then various processes within the body are affected. It can even lead to death >> Read More ...

Acid Cough – Causes, Other Symptoms and Treatment

Gastroesophageal reflux, also commonly referred to as acid reflux, is the most common digestive complaint. Most of us associate it with heartburn. While heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux, it can sometimes not be present. Other reflux symptoms can then be mistaken for other conditions, especially rare >> Read More ...

Coronavirus Infection and Vitamin D Supplements

It is now among the more frequently asked questions relating to COVID-19.  Some claim that vitamin D should be part of a supplement regimen to improve immune defenses and prevent COVID-19. Others claim that it reduces the severity of the disease and even aids with recovery. Vitamin D is not only important for bone health. >> Read More ...

Abnormal Urine Color,Volume, Odor and Frequency

Urine is a liquid that is excreted several times a day. It contains a host of waste substances and some excess nutrients combined with water from the body. Apart from serving as a means to expel unnecessary substances and fluid from the body, it also helps the body regulate physiological functions like blood >> Read More ...

Inflamed Parotid Gland (Parotitis) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Salivary glands are responsible for producing and secreting saliva. This fluid is responsible for moisturizing the mouth cavity, lubricating chewed food as it passed down the throat and it may also contain digestive enzymes to help chemically breakdown food. The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland, located on >> Read More ...

Bladder Stones – Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Urine is mainly water but contains a number of different chemicals, including salts (electrolytes), wastes and sometimes small quantities of nutrients that the body does not need. These chemicals are dissolved in the urine but can precipitate. This means it can become a solid again and may clump together to form stones in >> Read More ...

Stomach Polyps (Growths) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Abnormal growths can occur anywhere in the body. There are various types of growth but one of the common types is a polyp. This growth can occur in any cavity of the body. When it occurs in the nasal cavity then it is known as a nasal polyp. When it occurs in the colon then it is known as a colonic polyp. Similarly these >> Read More ...

Swelling of the Brain (Cerebral Edema) Types and Causes

There are three parts to the brain – the cerebrum which is the largest part, the cerebellum and the brainstem. Any organ of the body may become swollen and the brain can also swell for various reasons. This can increase pressure on and in the brain and even affect its functioning. With the brain being a vital organ, >> Read More ...
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