Articles by Dr. Chris

Nasal Dryness – Causes and How to Moisturize a Dry Nose

Moisture inside the nose is a result of mucus produced by the nasal lining. This is necessary for many reasons to maintain not only nasal health but also to facilitate the sense of smell and even prevent infections. At times this mucus can be excessive resulting in a running nose or post-nasal drop. At other times the >> Read More ...

Diarrhea Hydration and Nutrition (ORS and BRAT Diet)

The main complication of diarrhea is dehydration. It is one of the leading causes of death globally as a result of diarrheal illnesses like gastroenteritis. Hydration and nutrition are crucial for the management of diarrhea and possible prevention of complications. Hydration restores essential fluid and electrolyte that is >> 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 ...

Inflamed Heart Muscle (Myocarditis) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Although the heart is a muscular pump, it is not only made up of muscle. There are three layers that make up the heart wall. The innermost layer is the endocardium. The muscle layer lies in the middle and is known as the myocardium. This is the thickest layer of the heart wall. The outermost layer is the epicardium. A thin >> Read More ...
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