General health

How To Break a Fever: Medication & Home Remedies

Updated in 04-22-2022

When a fever is not high, the use of home remedies, such as having a warm bath or having a white willow bark tea, may be helpful. However, in some situations, medication is also needed. Learn when to use natural options and when to use medication.

Bell's Palsy: What Is It, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 04-20-2022

Bell’s Palsy (also known as acute peripheral facial paralysis) is a condition in which the facial nerve becomes inflamed leading to a loss of control of the muscles on one side of the face. Learn what can cause this condition, what the main symptoms are and the treatment options available.

Ringworm: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 04-13-2022

Ringworm, also know as dermatophytosis or tinea, is a fungal infection of the skin that sometimes starts with small patches that spread throughout the body. Find out it's the symptoms, causes and treatment options.

How to Increase Blood Oxygen Level (& How to Measure)

Updated in 04-07-2022

Blood oxygen level indicates the amount of oxygen that is currently circulating in the blood, which can help diagnose serious health problems, but also control some respiratory diseases. Learn more about normal blood oxygen levels, how you measure it and how to increase it.

Pelvic Pain: 12 Causes & What to Do

Updated in 04-04-2022

Pelvic pain is typically felt below the abdomen, and is usually a sign of a gynecological, urological or intestinal problem. It can also be related to pregnancy. Learn about the main causes of pelvic pain and what to do .

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 03-31-2022

Trigeminal neuralgia is a neurological condition characterized by compression of the trigeminal nerve, which causes pain, mainly in the lower face. Pain can last for seconds, minutes or days. Learn more about what causes this condition, the symptoms associated with it and how it is treated.

Cold Shower vs. Hot Shower: Health Benefits of Each Type

Updated in 03-30-2022

Different temperatures of baths or showers can provide varying health benefits. Find out if cold showers are better than hot showers, which type is good for you, and what health benefits these options can provide.

8 Best Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Updated in 03-29-2022

Lower back stretches can help to relax and strengthen the muscles in the back, legs, hamstrings and abs, as well as improve mobility, flexibility and posture, Learn about the lower back stretches you can do at home to help reduce muscle-related discomfort.

Cerebral Palsy: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 03-16-2022

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition caused by brain damage that occurs during brain development. It affects movements, motor coordination and speech. Learn more about the symptoms of cerebral palsy, what causes is and how it is treated .

What Is a Pacemaker (How It Works & Surgery Considerations)

Updated in 03-09-2022

A cardiac pacemaker is a small device that is surgically implanted in the chest to monitor the heart and control heart rate in the presence of arrhythmias. Learn more about how it works, the different types and the expected pre-op & post-op care .

Cloudy Urine: What It Means, Causes & What to Do

Updated in 03-09-2022

In most cases, cloudy urine does not mean there is an abnormal process going on. However, if it is accompanied by other symptoms, like a foul smell, burning with urination or discharge, you should see your doctor for a urine test. Learn more about the causes of cloudy urine and what to do.

Enlarged Spleen: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 03-08-2022

An enlarged spleen, also referred to as splenomegaly, is characterized by an increase in spleen size that may or may not cause abdominal pain. It can be caused by autoimmune illness, liver disease and more. Learn about what can cause an enlarged spleen, the main symptoms, and how it is treated.

Water Retention: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Updated in 03-08-2022

Water retention is characterized by the accumulation of fluid that causes swelling or edema in the arms, legs, abdomen or face. It can occur with your period, or due to a high-salt diet or even problems with your kidneys. Learn about the common causes of water retention and what to do.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Updated in 03-07-2022

Low levels of B12 vitamin can cause symptoms like fatigue, loss of appetite, anemia, and tingling in the hands and feet. Learn more the other symptoms that can happen, what causes a deficiency in B12 and how it is treated.

Lump on Neck, Groin or Armpit: Causes & Treatment

Updated in 03-03-2022

A lump felt in the groin, neck or armpit may be a swollen lymph node, which can occur due to infection or local inflammation in the area. Learn about what can cause swollen lymph nodes, when you should seek medical attention and what the treatment options are.