Articles by Dr. Chris

Prostate Problems – Types, Causes and Symptoms

The prostate gland is an accessory gland in males sitting beneath the bladder and encircling the urethra. It produces and secretes prostatic fluid into the urethra which makes up about 20% of the semen. This fluid is essential to activate the sperm cells and maintaining normal motility and functioning. Like any organ, the >> Read More ...

Proctitis (Inflamed Rectum) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The rectum is the end portion of the large intestine that holds the feces before a bowel movement. Like any part of the large intestine it may become inflamed. This can occur for various reasons, such as infections, injuries or autoimmune diseases that affect the rectal tissue. The inflammation may involve the neighboring >> Read More ...

Endocrine Diseases (Glands and Hormones) Types and Symptoms

Hormones are the chemical messengers that are transported throughout the body. It helps to coordinate and regulate various processes. These chemicals are produced and secreted by glands. Collectively these glands and hormones comprise the endocrine system. It is prone to various diseases that may directly or indirectly >> Read More ...

Swollen Gums – Diseases that Cause Gum Swelling

Healthy gums are pink and firm that surround the root of the tooth. As with any part of the body, gum tissue may become irritated and inflamed. This can cause a host of symptoms, including pain, bleeding and swelling of the gums. Sometimes this may be linked to serious conditions which can result in extensive damage of the >> Read More ...

Coughing When Eating – Causes and How To Prevent It

Coughing during and after eating is not uncommon. It can occur in many different conditions, some of which are serious and others are not. There is always a risk of choking as food may enter the airways when a person inhales deeply to cough. This can lead to complications like aspiration pneumonia where the lung becomes >> Read More ...

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose, Sugar) Causes and Effects

Every cell in the body needs a constant supply of glucose. This fuel is carried throughout the body by the blood. The blood glucose levels are carefully controlled. Hormones are chemical messengers that play the main role in ensuring that blood glucose levels are not too high, nor too low. However, various problems can >> Read More ...

Throat Reflux (Acid) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet

Acid reflux is one of the most common digestive problems. It is typically known for causing heartburn and nausea. However, reflux can affect the throat and even the mouth. When it reaches as high as the throat, it may irritate and injure the throat tissue. It can affect the voice and even cause airway or lung problems. >> Read More ...
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