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chest pain

Bone, Muscle & Joint
December 8, 2017

How to treat a rib injury

For some reason, many of us tend to think of rib injuries as all-encompassing – we need medical attention right now! In some cases, yes. But rib injuries can be slight too, sometimes caused by something as simple as a cough, a bump or bruise. The most obvious sign of a bruised rib is difficulty or pain when you breathe in. It might feel like you can’t take deep, substantial breaths. You may even notice swelling or tenderness in your chest and bruising on the skin. Bruised ribs The cause of your bruised ribs is a blow to the chest…
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Chest & LungTuberculosis
October 31, 2017

What exactly is TB? Here are the basics

In the past, TB was called ‘’consumption", because of the way it literally consumed infected people from the inside. Luckily for us, today TB is treatable. Here’s what you need to know about it. What is Tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. While it mostly affects the lungs, it can also affect organs in the central nervous system, lymphatic system, gastro-intestinal system and circulatory system. TB is classified as being either latent or active. Latent TB occurs when the bacteria are present in the body, but this state is inactive and presents no symptoms. Latent TB…
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