Mr C.P., a 36-year-old soldier, came to see me eight months ago with a diagnosis of lymphoedema - extensive puffiness and swelling of his legs. He told me it had begun as a mild swelling of the right foot that had gradually extended to the entire...
Diuretics were invented 70 years ago to reduce body swelling due to water retention. They are based on relatively simple chemical formulas that work by encouraging the kidneys to expel more urine,
Atherosclerosis has another sting in its tail. One of the effects of a restricted blood supply to the heart is to cause it to become unstable and go into arrhythmia - heart flutters or atrial fibrillation (AF). It may sound benign, but AF is, in...
Although hailed as a means of delaying the onset of glaucoma, latanoprost (Xalatan) has been shown to cause changes to pigmented tissue. Its continual use may gradually change the colour
I was diagnosed in April last year with polymyalgia. It came on suddenly overnight; having gone to bed the night before perfectly well, I woke up with severe pain in my head, temples, forehead, neck and the base of my spine.
The conventional wisdom among ophthalmologists tells us that, if you live long enough, you will get cataracts. Eye doctors believe that this clouding of the lens is an inevitable part of ageing, and that surgical removal of the lens is the only...
Superficial inflammation of the skin, characterized by vesicles (when
acute), redness, edema, oozing, crusting, scaling and usuall
Collection: The stigmas should be collected just before pollination occurs, the timing dep
Excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues and cavities.
Such abnormal accumulation of fluid in
A condition characterized by nervousness, irritability, emotional
instability, depression and possibly headaches, edema and mastalgia; it
occurs during the 7 to 10 days before menstruation and disappears a few
hours after onset of menstrual flow.