Articles by Dr. Chris

Metallic Taste in the Mouth – Causes and Warning Signs

It is not unusual to experience strange tastes in the mouth even without eating or drinking anything. These abnormal tastes typically last for a few seconds or minutes and resolve. However, there are cases where there is a persistent abnormal taste and this could be a symptom of some underlying disease. A metallic taste in >> Read More ...

COVID-19 and Diabetes Link and Risks for Diabetics

As the global COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, the medical community is learning new facets about the disease on an almost daily basis. One of these issues is the association between COVID-19 and diabetes. It is now known that diabetics, particularly those with uncontrolled diabetes, are at a greater risk of severe COVID-19 >> Read More ...

Loss of Smell and Taste – Causes of Both Sensory Impairments

Disruptions in taste and smell has emerged as a Covid-19 symptom. However, these sensory impairments can occur for several reasons other than Covid-19. Sometimes these impairments are temporary and not serious, as may occur with the common cold or flu.  At other times, the causes of loss of smell and taste can be long >> Read More ...

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 ...
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