Complications of Gallstones

Gallstone complications can occur if your gallstones move into the bile ducts, get stuck, and block the passage of the bile for a prolonged period. Bile duct blockages, if not treated, can be fatal. Gallstones are quite common in people over the age of 40 years and...

Gallstones and Their Types

What are gallstones? Gallstones or Cholelithiasis are hard stone-like deposits made of cholesterol or bilirubin that can develop in the gallbladder or bile ducts. They are solid masses formed from bile precipitates. They can cause pain. They can vary in size from a...

Herpes Complications

The complications of herpes infection be it genital, oral, or ocular are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Do not mix up symptoms with complications. Simply put, symptoms are how the disease presents itself and complications are what damage the...

Why do You Get Hiccups? How do you Stop Them?

A hiccup is an involuntary, rhythmic, and spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm (a thin dome-shaped muscle below the lungs that helps respiration), the intercostals muscles, and respiratory organs. It is accompanied by the abrupt closure of the glottis of the larynx,...