Black Diarrhea: Could this be internal bleeding? When you have black diarrhea, your first concern should be internal bleeding. Black diarrhea could be a sign of bleeding in your upper digestive tract. To understand how you get black diarrhea form upper digestive tract bleeding, you need to review the basic anatomy of our digestive tract. … Read more Black Diarrhea
What is bronchitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of your bronchi. It is usually caused by bronchial infection. To understand the symptoms of bronchitis, lets look at what bronchi are. The word “bronchi” is the plural form of bronchus. A bronchus is any of the larger branches of the air-pipe that carries air in and out of … Read more Symptoms of bronchitis
What are triglycerides: a review of basic chemistry Do not worry; I will not be talking “chemistry” here. I will simply explain the basic concept of what triglycerides are made of. I will use plain simple English so that anyone with no prior knowledge of chemistry can understand what triglycerides are. Simply speaking, triglycerides are … Read more What are triglycerides?
We need water to survive. “Drink plenty of water” is a common health advice you have heard all your life. You have probably heard stories of people dying from lack of water. It is, therefore, hard to imagine that there is such a thing as water intoxication or water poisoning. Can drinking too much water … Read more Water intoxication
Narrowly speaking, smokers cough is defined as persistent cough in smokers as a result of the irritation and damage of the lining of lungs from smoking cigarettes. In practice, smokers cough represents a spectrum of lung disease from mild irritation to advanced COPD. It is hard to separate pure smokers cough from beginning of more … Read more Smokers cough
I have personally treated may patients who sought medical attention because they felt like they had gas pains in chest. However, when you feel you have gas pain in the chest, it not always caused by the actual presence of gas in your chest. It is important to rule out other more serious problems when … Read more Gas pains in chest
When you understand where heart is located in your chest, it will help you learn more about heart diseases and how they affect you. I will be explaining the details of location and structure of the human heart in plain English without using any technical jargon. In my medical practice, I come across many patients … Read more Where is the heart located?
Pain in lower left abdomen: A review of internal organs As a practicing physician, I have evaluated and treated many patients with pain in left lower abdomen. I think it will be helpful for you to review what internal organs you have inside your body that can cause pain in lower left abdomen. I will … Read more Pain in left lower abdomen
Note: This article only talks about shortness of breath after eating. You may want to read this article first to understand what is considered shortness of breath, and look at all the possible causes of shortness of breath in general. Shortness of breath after eating: Decreased lung expansion Decreased lung expansion could be the simple … Read more Shortness of breath after eating
Many patients suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure but there are times when people present with low blood pressure. There are a lot of resources out there to help people with high blood pressure but very few articles that provide information to people with low blood pressure that are trying to find out how … Read more How to raise blood pressure and when you should do it