Showing posts with label infection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label infection. Show all posts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Viral diseases are the most commonly known complications that affect the human lungs. Before its entry into the lung, viruses are known to cause infections in the upper respiratory part. Some of the common infections caused by the virus include Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis, and Interstitial Lung Disease. The later emerged viral infections have more potency to cause larger outbreaks of severe respiratory diseases. The infections usually occur during the winter and the viral often spreads via transmission process due to sneezing and coughing.

Bronchiolitis is a kind of inflammation attacking the membrane linings in the bronchioles. Various viruses like respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, or flu virus are involved for carrying out this kind of inflammation. This type of disorder is generally seen in young children and infants. Congesting nose is the starting associated symptoms that can further proceed to affect the lungs and cause symptoms of bronchiolitis. The symptoms linked to this disorder is felt in the form of croaky cough, breathing rapidly, wheezing, low levels of oxygen in the blood stream, retractions, and hypoaxia. The complication of illness with this disorder will last for one to two days, and in severe cases the extending period could be up to 14 days.

Pneumonia is yet another serious ailment included in the same category of viral infection and is triggered by infectious virus. This is linked to the abnormal inflammation disorder of the lung. However, infections in the lung can creep up due to innumerous reasons including fungi or parasites, bacterial infections, chemical or physical injury to the lungs and many more. However, viral infection has a great impact on the lungs and comes on the top list. Viral pneumonia is milder when compared to the bacterial infection. The symptoms attached with it include cough accompanying phlegm, chills and fevers. It also shows the symptoms through breathing shortness, rapid breathing, pleurisy, retractions, fatigue and muscle aches.

Viral Pneumonia along with the bacteria will take the problem further making it even more severe. This ultimately proceeds further to bring about the accumulation of fluids that could be hazardous. The accumulated fluid should be drained out through the means of surgery. We all know that pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under the age of five. The blood in the sputum or discoloration is seen with the sufferers of pneumonia. Chest pain is another syndrome observed in patients with the attack of pneumonia. The other associated signals with it include headache, muscle pain, worsening cough, and many more.

Interstitial lung disease is known to attack interstitium area of the lungs. It is associated with the burning sensations taking place in the supportive tissues amidst of air sacs. The kind of complication leads to scarring process of the tissues thereby greatly affecting the supply of oxygen into the blood.

This is a guest post by irvine lampson (consultant physician and health expert) for

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tattoos have become increasingly popular over the last decade, as more and more people choose to have important symbols or meaningful images or words tattooed on them, but do they increase the risk of health problems, including cancer?

Tattoos and skin cancer

The case for

Tattoos have been linked to an increased risk of infection as a result of breaking the skin, but some health experts believe that they also increase the risk of skin cancer. Dr DJS Tula, a consultant cosmetic surgeon at the BLK Hospital in Delhi, India, said that tattoos can increase the risk of blood-borne infections, including hepatitis B and C and HIV, as well as types of skin cancer including squamous cell, melanoma and carcinoma. Dr Tula added that having a tattoo does not mean that you are going to get skin cancer, but the risk is elevated because of the ink used to create the design.

Dr Tula also added that tattoos should never been done close to moles because they make it difficult for people to spot changes in the appearance of the mole, which are a common symptom of skin cancer.

Studies published in the USA have also prompted an investigation into the chemical make-up of tattoo ink by the US Food and Drug Administration. Studies showed that some of the chemicals, including black ink benzo(a)pyrene, have been found to cause skin cancer during animal testing.

The case against

In contrast, Dr Ariel Ostad, a dermatologist and surgeon from New York, said that skin experts have been researching the impact of tattoos on the skin for several years and there is no evidence to suggest that tattoos increase the risk of skin cancer. Research involving people who have the condition has not uncovered greater prevalence of skin cancer among people with tattoos and there is also no evidence to suggest that having a tattoo after receiving treatment for skin cancer increase the risk of relapse.

Dr Ostad did support Dr Tula's comments about avoiding tattoos close to moles, stating that tattoos can mask the visible changes in the skin, which may prevent skin cancer from being diagnosed early. Early diagnosis increases survival rates significantly. Dr Ostad's advice was to leave a suitable gap around any moles to ensure that any changes are clearly visible and can be identified without any trouble.

Risk factors for skin cancer

The most important risk factor for skin cancer is sun exposure. Research also suggests that people who have fair skin have a higher risk. If you are going outside, apply sun cream (if you have fair skin that burns easily use a high factor), wear a sun hat and avoid the hottest part of the day (between 11am and 3pm). Avoid using sun beds and tanning lamps, as these use powerful UV rays and increase your risk. If you want a healthy golden glow, use self-tanning products.

Caring for tattooed skin

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, newly tattooed skin is very sensitive and you should take extra care when bathing and going out in the sun. It is also important to keep an eye on your skin and to seek medical help if you notice irritation and rashes around the tattoo. The AAD also recommended avoiding moles when choosing a location for the new tattoo and seeing a dermatologist if you notice any changes in the skin around the tattoo.

The relationship between tattoos and skin cancer is unclear. Some experts believe that tattoo ink can increase one’s risk of the condition but then others say that there is no link Further research in this area is being carried out and new evidence may become available in the coming months or years to either refute or support the claim that tattoos increase the risk of cancer.

By Richard Keane

Friday, April 05, 2013

Whether you are an active individual or part of a lively family, getting into scrapes happens to all of us. But knowing you have an up to date first aid kit to hand could often mean the difference between life and death should the unexpected happen.

No one likes the idea of getting into an accident, but however cautious you are accidents happen. So whether you have a cut finger or one of the family has a fall while playing in the garden, it's good to know that you have a well-stocked, up to date first aid emergency kit to clean, protect and sooth any injuries. Being prepared gives you the peace of mind that you can be effective in any emergency situation.

Store everything together

Like many people, your medical supplies are probably stored in a variety of places around the house kitchen draws, bathroom cabinets or even shelves in the bedroom. However first aid kits, or having one place to keep all your medical items, are a much better idea. For a start you will know that everything is in one safe place; a place that every member of the family will know about should there be an accident. It also means that your individual items will be stored properly, won't get damaged and will make it easier to find the exact item you want in an emergency situation.

Your kit could be a lifesaver!

The best first aid kits are ones that are well equipped with a good variety of supplies, covering injuries that involve bleeding as well as internal injuries such as a broken bone or pulled muscle. A good first aid kit will help you prevent infection, stop any excessive loss of blood, reduce scarring, help prevent an injury turning into a chronic problem and in the extreme, may even help prevent death.

Building the ideal first aid kit.

It is quite easy to buy a ready-made first aid kit in the shops, but it is just as simple to put together your own. It may be best to include some staple items such as plasters in a variety of sizes, sterile gauze dressings including eye dressings and a selection of bandages and safety pins. Add to that some alcohol-free cleansing wipes and adhesive tape, as well as creams that combat skin rashes, insect bites and some antiseptic cream. Items such as tweezers, scissors and a good thermometer are also handy to have available in your kit, as well as a selection of pain killers, decongestant and antihistamine tablets.

Always ensure that first aid kits are well stocked and stored in a cool place that the whole family is aware of. However, do make sure that the kit itself is securely stored out of reach from very small children, to ensure their own safety. Remember to regularly check use by dates, replace items as and when you need to and consider having smaller versions of your first aid kit for both the car and holiday travel.

Mary has worked in the medical profession for many years and is always encouraging her patients to be prepared for all kinds of emergencies in the home. For help with putting together your own first aid kit, view here.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tattoos are quite popular with people of all ages. From small designs to those that take up large parts of the body, they are an expression of your personality. Some choose to have them for memorial reasons or to honor someone special in their life. Others choose them due to their love of art. Whatever the reason, there are some associated risks with having a tattoo placed on your body. It is important that you are aware of the risks you could face and how you can avoid them if possible. From choosing your tattoo shop to the tattoo location, these tips can help you to be informed of the risks and avoid being a victim yourself.

Tattoo Parlor Choice

You want to make sure that you are familiar with your tattoo parlor. You want to ask questions about their processes, sterilization procedures and for any licenses that need to be had by parlors in your area. You run the risk of infection if you do not know where you are getting your tattoo. Make sure the place is clean and is a reputable tattoo parlor.


If you have chosen your parlor well, you reduce the risk of infection but there's still a risk. This comes after the tattoo is actually placed on your body. You must take care of the area well and clean it properly. Ask questions of the tattoo shop and find out what precautions you should take. You can also get an infection because of unclean needles in the store. This is why you must know your tattoo artist and location.

Excessive Bleeding

Getting a tattoo is basically little needles poking holes into your skin to apply the ink. There will be bleeding when this happens. There is a risk of excessive bleeding when you have a tattoo applied. If you have a condition where bleeding is a problem you need to tell your artist this. There are also medicines that you may be on that could cause problems with bleeding as well. Be sure you address these concerns with your tattoo artist to insure precautions are taken.

Transmitted Disease

This is another reason you want to know who is doing your tattoo. When you go to a seedy shop to have one done you risk getting a transmitted disease from the tools used on your body. You want to know that the store is clean and has sterilization processes to keep this from happening. When needles are not cleaned or changed from person to person you run a high risk of getting a communicable disease that way. Be sure you ask questions and use a reputable parlor for all your tattoos.

Whether you have kits de tatuaje or you have a parlor do all the work, being safe while getting your tattoo is important. From start to finish do not be afraid to ask questions. Be sure you know who your artist is and that the parlor has all the proper licenses to do what they are doing. You can never be too safe when it comes to protecting yourself from disease and infection!

Author Bio:
The author of this post is a freelance writer and blogger. He writes on a number of subjects. These include Fashion, style, lifestyle and travel. If you are interested have a tattoo and looking for the tattoo shop, I think you don't need to go anywhere. Don't forget to stop by Kits de tatuaje for the tattoo kit.

Friday, January 04, 2013

In early stage of Prostate Cancer, there's no special clinical manifestation, whereas as time goes by, Prostate Cancer shall manifest several varieties of symptoms and these symptoms would exacerbate step by step. To sum up, there area unit in the main 3 aspects as follows:

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Urination obstruction: as a result of the tumor's volume will increase step by step therefore on squeeze duct, therefore patients with Prostate Cancercan suffer from more and more getting-worse symptoms like upset, frequent voiding or voiding urgency, or different stimulation symptoms like odynuria. a part of advanced stage Prostate Cancer patients would suffer from retention as a result of they're utterly unable to urinate.

Other tissues to be concerned in: once Prostate Cancer invades adjacent or encircled tissues or organs, a series of native infiltration symptoms shall be caused, for instance, neoplasm offensive nerve and cavitas pelvis would cause pain in lower abdomen likewise as in area or perhaps in male reproductive gland, or bearing-down pain in pocket or lumgago; neoplasm offensive vesica, vesicle, would cause these symptoms like bloody voiding, hemospemia; neoplasm offensive canal would cause hydronephrosis; if duct is invaded, corresponding symptoms like piddle retention or enuresis then on area unit caused.

Tumor metastasis: it's simple for Prostate Cancer to unfold to skeleton, before skeleton being destroyed, Prostate Cancer patients shall suffer from nice pain, and meantime bear the additional risk of bone fracture. If bone marrow is broken, the immunity degrade or anaemia would appear; neoplasm spreading to blood vessels or lymph gland close, circulation of blood or humor fluid would be blocked or blocked so the limbs or area of patients shall suffer from edema; neoplasm spreading to respiratory organ, would cause hurting, pulmonic infection, respiration problem, ejection blood then on; neoplasm spreading to liver, would cause discomforts to liver space, jaundice then on; neoplasm spreading to brain, would cause headache, dizziness, vomiting, cognitive state then on; advanced stage Prostate Cancer patients could suffer from serosa fluid, ascites, swollen everywhere the body then on.