What is Bowel Incontinence? Bowel Incontinence – also called fecal incontinence – is the term used when bowel movements cannot be controlled. Stool (feces/waste/poop) leaks out of the rectum when you don’t want it too, which means not during planned bathroom breaks. This leakage occurs with or without your knowledge. …Read More »
Brain Death – Risk Factors, Complications, and Treatment.
Definition of Brain Death Brain death is a clinical and legal definition of death. Sometimes, when a person is declared brain dead, their heart may still be still beating and their chest may rise and fall with every breath from the ventilator. The skin might be warm and a person …Read More »
Biliary Obstruction – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
What is biliary obstruction? Biliary obstruction is a blockage of the bile ducts. A “duct” is a tube that carries specific bodily fluids. The bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gallbladder through the pancreas to the duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine. Bile is a …Read More »
Brachial plexus injury – Causes, Complication and Treatment
Definition of brachial plexus injury Brachial plexus injury is caused by excessive stretching, tearing, or other trauma to a network of nerves from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and …Read More »
Broken Nose or Nasal fracture – Types, Complications and Prevention
Definition Broken nose or nasal fracture is a fracture (crack or break) of the nasal bones. In most cases, there is also some damage to nearby nasal cartilage, particularly the nasal septum, the flexible partition that divides the left and right sides of the nose. Because the nose has such …Read More »
Bone spurs – Types, Complications, Diagnosis and Remedies
Definition Bone spurs also called osteophytes, are outgrowths of bone that develop along the edges of bones, often where two or more bones meet. They can form in the back, hip, sole, or heel of the foot, spine, neck, shoulder, or knee. Most bone spurs are caused by tissue damage …Read More »
Baby acne – Causes, Types, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Baby acne is just like the acne that many suffer from their teens and twenties. Baby acne can pop up anywhere on your newborn’s body, but it’s most often seen on their cheeks and back. Baby acne is also known as neonatal acne. The condition, which is usually treatable, …Read More »
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – Causes and Treatment.
Description Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head’s …Read More »