Flank pain can be a symptom of UTI

Flank Pain: Common Symptoms and Causes

Flank pain is commonly experienced as discomfort or pain in the upper part of your abdomen, back and sides. At most,  this is nothing too serious and will go away on its own depending on the activities you may have been doing.  However, if the pain persists and gets worse...

Swollen uvula is also called uvulitis

Swollen Uvula: Causes and Treatment

The fleshy piece of tissue that hangs down at the back of your mouth is called the uvula. The roof of your mouth is divided into sections called the hard palate and the soft palate. The uvula is part of the soft palate and is made up mainly of connective...

Sinus arrhythmia or irregular beating of the heart

What Causes a Sinus Arrhythmia?

We, at a certain point in our lives, experienced feeling out of breath, faint or extreme heart flutterings.  These may be due to some factors such as coming across something scary, after a strenuous workout and other events that made our hearts skip a beat.  Some of these are plain...

Free prostate-specific antigen test or Free PSA Test

Free PSA: Understanding Test Results

The growth of cancerous tumors depends on several factors such as lifestyle, environmental factors, diet, and even age. Others are also at higher risk due to genetics.  Of course, while the susceptibility of some may be higher than most, it doesn’t mean that one should just leave everything to fate...

Quadratus Lumborum and Back Pain Causes

Quadratus Lumborum and Back Pain: What’s the Connection?

The key piece of the core muscles is the quadratus lumborum (QL). Despite being an abdominal muscle, the QL has influence over the lower back. So, if there is pain felt in the lower back, then it could be connected to the QL. Understanding how the quadratus lumborum works might...

glasses of tricalcium phosphate

Tricalcium Phosphate: Is It Bad for You?

The body synthesizes all the essential and non-essential amino acids in order for it to perform optimally. However, it still needs to source nutrients from outside not only because some of the natural building blocks and innate minerals of the human body have limits but also, because other factors contribute...

Nasolabial Fold Prevention

Nasolabial Fold: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Smiling or laughing brings so much positive vibe to a person. It does not only lit up a gloomy room or space, but it radiates so much beauty to a person’s face. However, what if smiling causes extra dents on your face? What if the very expression that elicits so...

black and white photo of eyes a hoffman sign

Hoffman Sign: Understanding the Test

The Hoffman sign is the result of the test known as Hoffman’s test. This tests the reflexes of a person’s upper-body parts like the hands and fingers. Sometimes nerve problems can affect things like the spinal cord, which is part of the central nervous system. This is a fast and...

Deltoid Muscle Pain

Deltoid Muscle Pain: Symptoms and Recovery

The deltoid actually includes three parts that make up a big shoulder muscle. It provides the arm with a wide range of motion so is important for people’s day-to-day lives. Like other muscles, you might experience pain due to sports like tennis, weightlifting, and swimming. It’s also a common injury...

Tiger Balm Benefits and Risks

Tiger Balm: Benefits and Risks

What is Tiger Balm? It might seem like a substance to treat sore muscles of the big cats. In fact, this is a brand name of a particular ointment that’s been on the market for over a century. It’s used for treating pain and discomfort in muscles. Several products are...