Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids come in many different forms. They can be taken orally, used topically, inhaled, or even injected. Additionally, are also known as being systemic...

Swelling of the Legs, Ankles and Feet

Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet – also known by its medical term “edema” – is a condition that develops as a result...

Common Causes of Nasal Congestion

Nasal congestion is often a symptom that we develop as a result of having a virus such as the common cold or flu. However,...

Meningitis: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

We have 3 membranes that cover our brain and spinal cord, which are known as the meninges. When these membranes become inflamed, this is...

The Difference Between Colds and Sinus Infections

Symptoms of common colds and sinus infections can be very similar. For example, both may result in nasal congestion or runny nose, sinus pressure,...

Different Ways to Relieve Nasal Congestion

One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe...

Common Disorders of the Respiratory System

With this year’s wildfire season being one of the worst that British Columbia has seen, it’s no surprise that there is an increase in...

Inflammation: What Is It and How to Fight It

Arthritis. Colitis. Pancreatitis. Tonsillitis. Sinusitis. All very different medical conditions with very different symptoms, but all having one thing in common: Inflammation. The ending...

Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma is a respiratory condition affecting the lungs, and is defined as chronic inflammation of the airway which causes difficulty breathing. To date, an...

Sinusitis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Your sinuses make up your upper respiratory tract from your nose all the way to your throat. They are located in your forehead (known...