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Portal Hypertension

Portal hypertension is elevated pressure in your portal venous system. The portal vein is a major vein that leads to the liver. The most common cause of portal hypertension is cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. If you have advanced liver disease, such as cirrhosis, you have an increased risk of Read more…

Cervical Cancer

  Cervical cancer is the third most common malignancy in women worldwide, and it remains a leading cause of cancer-related death for women in developing countries. In the United States, cervical cancer is relatively uncommon. Signs and symptoms The most common finding in patients with cervical cancer is an abnormal Read more…

Common Diagnostic Tests

  X-rays-  a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white. Calcium in bones absorbs x-rays the most, so bones look white. The most familiar use of Read more…

Heat Stroke and Dehydration

  Exertional Dehydration — usually dehydration occurs with vigorous exercise in hot and humid environments. Dehydration occurs when you lose fluids more than you take in. If loss fluids aren’t replaced dehydration will occur.   Treatment: Have patient orally re-hydrate with carbohydrate-electrolyte (CE) drinks. Ingestion of fluids: 5-8% will facilitate Read more…

Burns

    Burn symptoms vary depending on how deep the skin damage is. It can take a day or two for the signs and symptoms of a severe burn to develop. 1st-degree burn. This minor burn affects only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). It may cause redness and Read more…

Pressure Sores

    Pressure injuries (bed sores) are an injury to the skin and underlying tissue. They can range from mild reddening of the skin to severe tissue damage-and sometimes infection-that extends into muscle and bone. Pressure injuries are described in four stages: Stage 1 sores are not open wounds. The Read more…