Silicosis is permanent lung damage caused by breath- ing dust containing extremely fine particles of crys- talline silica. Crystalline silica is found in materials such as concrete, masonry and rock. Is concrete dust bad? Concrete dust can be very harmful. Even the slightest amount of exposure can cause irritation toRead More →

Symptoms usually include pain that is dull and constant. The pain also may be described as sharp, stabbing, tearing, spasmodic, tender, aching or gnawing. Many patients report feeling as though the pain has wrapped around their upper chest like a band. What is neuropathic chest pain? Intercostal neuralgia is neuropathicRead More →

However, medication cannot ‘cure’ thanatophobia. Talking therapy may help ease symptoms of thanatophobia, and offer you ways to cope with your feelings. By exploring your fear of death, you can identify the triggers for your anxiety, underlying your fear of death. This can help to deal with your phobia. IsRead More →

Causes Viral infection, such as the flu (influenza) Bacterial infection, such as pneumonia. Fungal infection. Autoimmune disorder, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. Lung cancer near the pleural surface. Pulmonary embolism. Tuberculosis (TB) Rib fracture or trauma. Can Covid feel like pleurisy? Although cough, fever, and shortness of breath appearRead More →

Inhibitory neurotransmitters have inhibitory effects on the neuron. This means they decrease the likelihood that the neuron will fire an action. What is the effect of inhibitory synapse? In our brain, information is passed from one cell to the next via trillions of synapses. However, optimal data flow is notRead More →

High concentrations of prostaglandins cause pain by direct action upon nerve endings. More typically, however, at low concentrations, they markedly increase sensitivity to pain. The pain threshold may be so altered that even normally painless stimuli may be painful. How do prostaglandins contribute to inflammation? Prostaglandins play a key roleRead More →

In most reports, the main symptom related to statins was short-term memory loss that occurred a few months after the start of statin therapy or after a dosage increase. Cognitive impairment was usually reversible upon discontinuation of statin therapy. Do statins affect thinking? Increased exposure to statin medication has beenRead More →