Articles by Dr. Chris

Itchy Chest – Causes, Pictures and Other Symptoms

Itching of the chest is not an uncommon symptom. It occurs for many of the same reasons as itching elsewhere on the body. Occasional itching is not usually a cause for concern. It can occur for various reasons, such as minor irritation on the skin surface. However, when there is constant itching on the chest along with >> Read More ...

Belly Button Pain Causes in Adults, Children and Pregnancy

Pain in the belly button or pain around the belly button may arise with various diseases. Usually it is caused by problems with the abdomen. The pain may come from the abdominal wall or from the organs within the abdominal cavity. Belly button pain can sometimes be serious and should always be investigated, especially if >> Read More ...

5 Signs of a Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

A frozen shoulder is long term shoulder problem that is not caused by cold despite its name. The term frozen shoulder simply means that movement at the shoulder joint is restricted and usually painful. It affects about 3 in 100 people at some point in their life and women in the 40 to 60 age group tend to be at the highest >> Read More ...

10 Causes of Heart Palpitations

Most of the time we do not feel the beating of the heart although it is an ongoing process throughout life. With the normal heart rate ranging between 60 to 80 beats per minute, it is only on a few occasions that we may be able to perceive this and only for a few minutes at most. However, some people may be able to >> Read More ...

How To Stop Sweating Excessively (Armpits, Hands, Feet, Body)

Sweating (perspiration) is a normal physiologic process that helps the body to control its temperature. Without the ability to sweat, the body temperature can rise to dangerously high levels and even lead to death. However, there is a point whereby sweating can sometimes be considered excessive. Some people may suffer with >> Read More ...

What Does A Stroke Mean and How Does It Happen

Like all organs, brain tissue needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to stay alive. Different parts of the brain controls different functions, like memory, speech, coordination and sensory perception such as taste, vision or hearing. If a part of the brain is severely injured or dies then one or more functions can >> Read More ...

Hydration (Enough Body Water) Explained, FAQ, How to Hydrate

With the water comprising about 60% of the human body and some organs being as much as 80% water, the importance of water for human health and sustaining life is obvious. Hydration levels are not usually a concern for most healthy people who are consuming a balanced diet. However, the type of beverages, quantity and even >> Read More ...

Dangers of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension Complications)

High blood pressure is a global problem that mainly affects middle aged adults and seniors. It affects almost 100 million Americans and an estimated 26% of the world’s population. Most people know that hypertension is dangerous. However, the way hypertension causes damage to the body and contributes to certain >> Read More ...
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