Dysentery: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention


Dysentery is a general term for an intestinal infection which causes severe diarrhea and abdominal discomfort. Untreated amoebic dysentery can give rise to liver abscesses; in rare cases the infection may spread to other organs. Causes of Dysentery. Bacillary dysentery is caused by one of four different bacteria belonging to the Shigella family. Amoebic dysentery … Read more

How Do You Know You Are Suffering From Cirrhosis?


Cirrhosis is a liver disease, characterized by a progressive destruction of liver cells (hepatocytes); these are then replaced with fibrous tissue, which gradually leads to hardening and less effectiveness of the organ. Clumps of small nodules give the cirrhotic liver a knobbly appearance. Causes of Cirrhosis. The most common cause of cirrhosis is alcoholism. The … Read more

How Body Maintains a Normal Calcium Level?

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Bones and teeth contains a large amount of calcium. Calcium crystals form solid building blocks which are held together by a fibrous network: the result is a strong, resilient material for supporting your body and the bones. However, calcium is not permanently sited in the bones but it is mobilized to maintain the correct levels … Read more

Burping : Causes, Prevention and Treatment


Burping or belching describes the involuntary reflex (backward flow) of gas from the stomach and which comes out of the mouth. Causes of Burping. With every mouthful of food swallowed, some air is also taken down into the stomach. Babies swallow a lot of air while sucking milk, the actual amount varying with how well … Read more

Bursitis : Causes, Symptoms and Treatments


A bursa is a fluid-filled pouch formed in soft tissue, usually overlying a bone or joint. Bursitis is the inflammation of one of these sacs and is a common and occasionally painful condition requiring prompt treatment to prevent the inflammation becoming acute or chronic. Types of Bursitis. There are two types of bursa. The most … Read more