Articles by Dr. Chris

Abnormal Tastes Sensation (Dysgeusia, Cacogeusia) Causes

Taste is made possible by the taste buds although smell does play a part in perceiving tastes. The different types of taste receptors or taste buds to detect different tastes. The four primary tastes were considered as sour, salty, sweet and bitter but now umami taste is also considered as one of the primary tastes. The >> Read More ...

Stomach Flu (Bug) Causes, Duration, Symptoms, Treatment

Every person is affected by the stomach flu at some time in life. It tends to be more common among children but adults are also at risk.This type of flu is known as viral gastroenteritis. It is caused by a virus which is one type of ‘bug’. However, there are other stomach bugs apart from viruses that can also cause >> Read More ...

Cardiac Output (Heart Pumping Ability) Low and High Causes

Blood is constantly flowing through the heart. The right side of the heart receives low oxygen blood, sends it to the lungs for oxygenation and the left side then pushes out this oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. However, the quantity of blood and the time over which this happens also matters. The heart has to be >> Read More ...

Stomach Bleeding – Symptoms, Dangers and Causes

Bleeding can occur within any organ but internal bleeding tends to be more common in the gut. This includes the esophagus, stomach or intestines. It occurs when the inner wall of the gut is damaged and there is break within the blood vessels in the wall. The stomach is one of the commonly affected >> Read More ...

Stomach Stress Ulcer and Other Stomach Symptoms

Stress has wide ranging effects on the body and the stomach can also be affected. From a loss of appetite to indigestion, there are many stomach symptoms that are associated with stress. It is also not uncommon to hear about a stress ulcer or gastritis caused by stress. However, it is important to differentiate between >> Read More ...

Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Other Blood Lipids

Lipids are substances that are insoluble or poorly soluble in water. This means that it cannot dissolve in water. Lipids as a group comprises fats, oils and waxes. Apart from being produced in the body, lipids are an essential component of the human diet as it is needed for a number of processes to maintain health >> Read More ...

Flu Headaches – Causes, Dangers and Treatment

A headache is a common symptom with the seasonal flu. It usually lasts for a few days while the flu symptoms are the most intense. Some people have severe flu headaches while for others it may only be a minor ache. The pain gradually subsides after a few days along with other flu symptoms like fatigue, malaise, fever, a >> Read More ...

Baby Vomiting Causes (After Feeding, With and Without Diarrhea)

Babies tend to frequently regurgitate after meals (possetting). Vomiting itself is more forceful and should not be taken lightly as it may be due to some underlying problem. A single episode of vomiting is not a cause for concern. However, if vomiting is persistent or occurs in frequent episodes (recurrent) then it must be >> Read More ...

Swallowing Air (Aerophagia) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The gut contains solids, liquids and gases which constantly enter and exit through the mouth and rectum. Most of the gas in the gut is air from the environment around us. It enters during swallowing food or beverages but also enters the gut while talking, chewing and breathing. Ths gas is eventually passed out as a belch >> Read More ...
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