Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein.  When a blood clot is causing the inflammation the term used is thrombophlebitis. This usually occurs in the legs, but does happen in the […]

Migraine is a chronic condition characterized by recurring attacks.  A migraine headache is caused by vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) in the brain and chemicals released by the nerves surrounding […]

Your blood pressure is a measurement of how much pressure is present in the arteries during the active and resting phase of your heart.  The systolic pressure (top number) is […]

The kidneys (normally you have two) are the organs that perform the vital function of removing waste and excess water from the blood and body.  Without the kidneys, the body […]

The kidneys are a pair of bean shaped organs located one on each side of the spine in the mid section of the back. The kidneys are responsible for the […]

Since the kidneys are responsible for removing waste from our blood and preventing toxins from building up; taking care of them is vital for health. There are many diseases that […]

Most people are not aware they have high cholesterol until it is too late.  Generally, patients who have high cholesterol do not exhibit any symptoms until the complications associated with […]

Heat stroke, often incorrectly mistaken or interchanged with heat exhaustion; is a life threatening condition. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body overheats due to exercise in a hot environment and […]

Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, is a term given to a condition where the skin has an itching, stinging area due to excess heat.  While the condition can […]