Articles Archive for 19 December 2009
Bronchitis is a very common illness, especially among children. Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. The most common of all bronchitis symptoms is cough. The second bronchitis symptom is the production of more mucus than normal.
There are several bronchitis types, but only two of them are common: acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. The second bronchitis type affects mostly adults.
Acute bronchitis is more common than the chronic one. This is when the mucous membrane is inflated. This type of bronchitis is caused either by a bacteria or by a virus.
Another acute bronchitis cause is allergens or chemical agents. Smoking or working, living in places that are full in chemical can increase the risk of acute bronchitis. In children, the most common cause of bronchitis is a virus, unlike in adults when bacteria can also cause bronchitis.
Bacteria can be a cause for bronchitis in children, but only for those that are over six years old. Furthermore, in children acute bronchitis is a mild illness and does not need any special treatment. In almost all cases, acute bronchitis is the result of cold or an infection of the respiratory system, mainly the upper part.Twitter This!
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Psoriasis is one of the most chronic skin diseases and can be defined as an inflammatory condition that affects both sexes and usually appears after the age of 15 and before the age of 30. It is rarely found in the elderly or infants and is not contagious.
Although there is no specific cause identified for this disease researchers are confident that there is a genetic link which affects the immune system and changes the natural cell growth of the skin. This results in the red itchy plaques we know as Psoriasis.
Although there continues to be a large body of research looking into new treatment protocols for those who suffer from this disease most of this research involves the use of medications. For those of us who enjoy trying less invasive masses or methods which do not have a long list of side effects there are some natural remedies which can be tried to help curtail the disease.Twitter This!
A traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI, is an injury to the brain from a force, mechanical in nature. This brain injury generally leads to an impairment of some sort that causes the person a physical, cognitive or psychosocial disability.
Along with this impairment the person will generally suffer from a diminished state of consciousness.
Also known as a brain injury this type of injury is measured within 48 hours of occurrence on a scale that is known as the GCS or Glasgow Coma Scale. This scale will enable the medical profession to determine the severity of the traumatic brain injury.
The scale determines the level of severity based on the opening of the eyes to different types of stimulation, the motor responses, and verbal responses based on various criteria. These responses will determine a severe, moderate, or mild traumatic brain injury.Twitter This!