Another week has gone by which means it’s time for your weekly health news round up. We talked about ventricular arrhythmia, a potentially deadly complication of the heart chambers. Musculoskeletal pain, a common source of discomfort for many individuals. Also, hemarthrosis, a condition characterized by bleeding into the joints leading to pain and swelling. To better round off your week of medical news, we also included information on trapped gas and how you can get rid of it naturally. Lastly, we think that having a better understanding how some of your internal organs operate could give our readers some perspective on what may be causing their severe abdominal discomfort, especially after meals with our article touching on gallbladder pain.
Ventricular arrhythmia: Meaning, types, causes, treatment, and complications
Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an abnormal heart rhythm of the ventricles. These are the two lower chambers of the heart that work to pump blood throughout the body. To pump blood in an effective manner, the heart needs to contract in a synchronized manner. If this doesn’t occur, as in the case of ventricular arrhythmia, severe complications are likely to result.
The human heart is made up of four chambers: the right and left atriums and the right and left ventricles. Each one of these compartments helps to pump deoxygenated blood from the venous system of the body to the lung to become oxygenated, then pump it back out to the arterial system. The heart plays a vital role in the circulatory system, with any abnormality potentially being life-threatening. Continue reading…
Musculoskeletal pain: Causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Musculoskeletal pain is the sensation of discomfort or pain of structures in the body affecting bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Pain symptoms range from being mild to severe and can be acute or chronic in nature. Musculoskeletal pain can be local, affecting only a small area of the body, or be diffuse, with pain symptoms affecting a widespread area.
Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain, but the causes of the condition can be quite varied. Wear and tear, trauma, or even prolonged immobilization can cause musculoskeletal pain. Continue reading…
Trapped gas treatment: How to get rid of trapped gas naturally
Knowing how to get rid of trapped gas is something we can all appreciate, as it may help save us from a potentially embarrassing moment. Having trapped gas is a very common problem and affects all of us at some point, with others having this problem on a daily basis. Gas pains are often accompanied by uncomfortable bowel sounds emanating from our intestinal track that often make use think we need to find a bathroom right away or need to covertly pass some gas without anyone noticing.
Intestinal gas builds up in the digestive tract of every human being. Gas is just one of the products of food being broken down and digested, often leading to burping, belching, or flatulence. A person can produce about one to three pints of gas each day, which can lead you to pass gas through the anus 14 to 23 times in a single day. Certain medical conditions may promote you to be more susceptible to producing gassy symptoms, but in the majority of cases, it often is the result of eating gas producing foods. Continue reading…
Hemarthrosis: What causes bleeding in the knee and how to treat it
Hemarthrosis or articular bleeding is hemorrhaging inside joints, which can cause extreme swelling and pain. The knee is one of the most common areas affected by hemarthrosis, and if it goes untreated, it can lead to permanent damage. Here we take a look at what leads to bleeding in the knee joints and how it can be treated. Continue reading…
Gallbladder pain: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Gallbladder pain is a term used to describe pain originating from the structures in or around the gallbladder that affects its function. This may include conditions such as biliary colic, cholecystitis, gallstones, pancreatitis, and ascending cholangitis.
The gallbladder is a structure connected to the liver, which supplies it with bile—a yellowish-brown fluid that aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestine. Whenever we consume a fatty meal, the gallbladder contracts to excrete bile into the digestive tract. If a condition such as the ones mentioned above prevents the gallbladder from doing its job, it can lead to gallbladder pain. Continue reading…