Articles by Dr. Chris

Urinary Tract Pain – Location, Causes and Other Symptoms

The urinary system is responsible for filtering wastes from the bloodstream and expelling it as urine. It is also responsible for balancing the fluid volume in the body and maintaining blood pressure among a host of other important functions. Like any other system, the organs of the urinary system – kidneys, ureters, >> Read More ...

First Trimester Pregnancy Bleeding – Meaning, Tests, Treatment

What does first trimester bleeding mean? Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is not uncommon but should always be taken seriously. Miscarriage is possible and this is known as a threatened abortion. It is important to differentiate abnormal vaginal bleeding from an implantation bleed which is normal. An implantation bleed >> Read More ...

Prostate Pain Location, Causes, Symptoms and Tests

Pain just above the genitals in men usually raises the concern about bladder or prostate problems. In young boys and male teens, prostate problems are usually not a consideration. However, prostate problems can arise in late teens with recent studies noting an increase in prostate cancer among teen males. In younger males, >> Read More ...

Anxiety Chest Pain – Causes of Pain with Emotions and Stress

There are various causes of chest pain although most adults associate it with heart problems. Muscle strain, acid reflux, lung and airway diseases are some of the other common causes of chest pain. Certain emotional states can also trigger or worsen chest pain, particularly strong emotions. Most of the time it is thought >> Read More ...

Excess Stomach Acid (Hyperacidity) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Hyperacidity refers to abnormally high volumes of acid or very low pH (more acidic). Since the stomach produces acid, hyperacidity usually refers to excessive stomach acid or abnormally acidic stomach acid. The quantity of the acid in the stomach is carefully regulated as is the level of acidity (pH). It tends to increase >> Read More ...

Bad Morning Breath – Causes and How to Prevent It

Bad breath in the morning is not unusual and can vary from a stale odor to a slightly offensive breath. However in some cases the odor may be so offensive that the breath may resemble the smell of feces, flatus, fish or even rotting or decaying organic matter (similar to a garbage can or dead animal). Despite good oral >> Read More ...

Lung Pain (Respiratory Chest Pain) Causes, Warning Signs

The lungs are the largest organs in the chest (thoracic) cavity. Most of us associate chest pain on the sides with the lungs. Central chest pain is thought to be due to the heart. However, this is not always the case. The lungs extends from the sides to the center of the chest. Therefore lung pain can be felt anywhere in >> Read More ...

Menopause Bleeding – Causes and Warning Signs

It is important to differentiate an abnormal vaginal bleed from a menstrual bleed (periods) within the reproductive years of a woman’s life. However, once menopause sets in then any vaginal bleeding may be considered abnormal. Bleeding after menopause may not always due to serious causes but should be investigated as it >> Read More ...

Overactive Bowels – Meaning, Causes and Remedies

Bowel habit varies from person to person. For some people, it is normal to pass stool twice a day. In fact, a person may feel uncomfortable and bloated if they miss even one bowel movement. For other people, a normal bowel habit may mean passing stool every other day. As long as a person passes stool between three times a >> Read More ...
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