When we hear the term “incarceration” we tend to think it refers to going to jail. However, there’s also a medical condition that’s used to define incarcerated. This involves a part of the body that’s in “prison.” One example is an incarcerated hernia. This happens when herniated tissu ...

One of the kidneys primary functions is to filter out waste from the body and retain vitamins and minerals that are essential for our body to function properly—such nutrients include protein. The presence of high protein in urine signifies a medical condition called Proteinuria. This condition ...

Your hernia will not go away on its own, hernia repair is done with a surgical procedure to get corrected. A hernia is fatty tissue or organ that passes through a weak muscle wall, left alone they will develop into a bigger bulge. At times, it can put your life in danger because of its complicati ...

Your usual daily movements will not normally cause pain in the groin area but as you age it may show signs of wear, overuse or an injury. Men are more prone than women to the pain in the groin area particularly those who take part actively in sports, outdoor activities and fitness. Often minor gr ...

Human waste products are not a popular topic among discussions. Although people are relatively comfortable with sharing their other health problems, many shy off from this area. However, waste materials are good indicators of health. Such is the case of urine, the liquid excrement consisting of diff ...

Technological advancement has been integral in improving medical practices. In fact, prior to the 1950s, hospital laboratory technicians have conducted diagnostic tests by hand because automated devices have yet to be invented. Today’s generation is fortunate to benefit from health care of better ...

Pain is your body’s defensive mechanism that warns you to act. Here’s a list of causes of pain around the belly button. The belly button is in your umbilical region of the abdomen and this type of pain is also called periumbilical pain. Your umbilical region also includes part of your stomach ...

People usually look for ways to improve their general health to avoid certain health conditions that may affect their quality of life. One such medical condition is known as an incarcerated hernia. People may want to know, what are the possible causes and the symptoms of an incarcerated hernia. In ...

One of the amazing organs we have in our body is the kidney. This organ always blows our mind away with the job it does. We keep asking, how can as small bean-like shaped organ do so much in the body? Because of its vitality, so many tests are been ordered by doctors just to check how the kidneys ar ...

The kidneys are one of the most vital organs in the body. And their functions can’t be overemphasized. They are located retroperitoneally. Normally there are 2 kidneys in each person. But due to one reason or the other, some people just have 1 kidney. Because of their great role in filtering and f ...