What is Croup

Croup is respiratory infection commonly occurring in children causing barking cough. Young children are at risk of developing respiratory infection, particularly more during winter. It affects the soft tissues around the larynx (vocal cord) and bronchial tubes thus making it difficult for the air to pass through freely. This produces a characteristic whistling sound and persistent cough. Croup is a mild infection which can be treated easily.

Concussion

A concussion is a sudden brain injury that occurs due to trauma, motor accidents or fall. Any blow to the head can easily affect the brain and alter the way it functions. Sudden headache, confusion, dizziness, slurred speech, loss of balance and poor concentration are some of the common symptoms of concussion. Concussions occur commonly in athletes and many times they don’t realize it immediately since it may not cause confusion or any sudden changes immediately after injury. Any injury caused to the brain needs some time for healing. Concussions that occur after trauma are sometimes mild and hence recovery is full in such cases.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder inherited before birth which affects the normal muscular movement of the child. It is caused due to abnormality in brain development during the developmental stage of the fetus. Initial symptoms of cerebral palsy appear even during infancy or preschool stage for the child. The muscles can become either too stiff or floppy and it causes serious disturbance in normal movement. Some children may have difficulty in walking and in many cases it may affect the normal intelligence also.

Candida

Candida is a kind of micro-organism that causes Candidiasis. It can affect any areas like mouth, throat, skin and genitals. The fungus by name Candida albicans often causes this infection multiplying several times in number. The yeast lives in our body in meager number, but when situations are favorable it grows high in number causing infection. Lowered immunity, intake of certain medications and various health issues can cause Candida infection.

Kidney Failure

Kidneys are pair of vital organs in your body that is responsible for purifying the blood by filtering the waste products from it. It also helps in regulating blood pressure and in maintaining electrolyte balance in the body. They are small bean shaped organs found below the abdomen at the back of your body, just below the spine. If the kidneys do not function properly, it leads to accumulation of waste products in the blood causing various complications.