Indigestion also called dyspepsia or an upset stomach is a general term that describes discomfort in your upper abdomen.

DEFINITION Indigestion also called dyspepsia or an upset stomach is a general term that describes discomfort in your upper abdomen. Indigestion is not a disease, but rather some symptoms you experience, including abdominal pain and a feeling of fullness soon … Continue reading Indigestion also called dyspepsia or an upset stomach is a general term that describes discomfort in your upper abdomen.

Ice cream headaches are brief, stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat, drink or inhale something cold.

DEFINITION Ice cream headaches are brief, stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat, drink or inhale something cold. Digging into an ice cream cone is a common trigger, but eating or drinking other frosty items, such as ice pops … Continue reading Ice cream headaches are brief, stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat, drink or inhale something cold.

Occupational¬†Asthma¬†is¬†Asthma¬†that’s caused or worsened by breathing in chemical fumes.

DEFINITION Occupational¬†Asthma¬†is¬†Asthma¬†that’s caused or worsened by breathing in chemical fumes, Gases, dust or other substances on the job. Like other types of¬†Asthma, occupational¬†Asthma¬†can cause chest tightness, wheezing and shortness of breath. When treated early, occupational¬†Asthma¬†may be reversible. Long-term exposure to … Continue reading Occupational¬†Asthma¬†is¬†Asthma¬†that’s caused or worsened by breathing in chemical fumes.

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus.

DEFINITION Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a¬†Peptic ulcer¬†is abdominal pain. Peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers that occur on … Continue reading Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus.

Soggy sheets and pajamas and an embarrassed child are a familiar scene in many homes.

DEFINITION Soggy sheets and pajamas and an embarrassed child are a familiar scene in many homes. But don’t despair. Bed-wetting isn’t a sign of toilet training gone bad. It’s often just a normal part of a child’s development. Bed-wetting is … Continue reading Soggy sheets and pajamas and an embarrassed child are a familiar scene in many homes.

Bad breath, also called Halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety.

DEFINITION Bad breath, also called Halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety. It’s no wonder that store shelves are overflowing with gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath. But many of … Continue reading Bad breath, also called Halitosis, can be embarrassing and in some cases may even cause anxiety.