Plague is a rare bacterial infection causing multiple complications of organs like pneumonia, blood infection and swollen glands. Bacteria by name Yersinia pestis causes plague which is transmitted to humans through rodents and fleas. It was during the 14th century plague disease killed millions of people around the world, called as “black death”. Of late, in 1900 there was a plague outbreak in San Francisco. There were few cases of plague reported in the Western United States each year.
If you open your mouth widely before the mirror, you can see a tiny part hanging at the end of your throat, which is called as uvula. It is a tiny cone shaped tongue like structure that hangs from the soft palate of the throat. The uvula is the organ that creates sounds while you speak and is made of soft tissue and muscles. It also gives additional protection for the nasal cavity by screening the entry of bacteria and other micro-organisms into the digestive tract.
Postherpetic neuralgia is a type of viral infection affecting the nerve cells. It occurs as after effect of shingles infection. PHN causes burning intense pain on the affected area of the body, due to damage of nerve cells. Pain may last for many months or even a year for some people. People who have got shingles infection are at high risk of developing postherpetic neuralgia. Treatment for PHN is available in the form of painkiller drugs. You can prevent PHN and shingles by vaccination.
Sour stomach is the feeling that you get when you have excess of belching or fullness or bloating sensation in your stomach. It is the term used for many types of gastrointestinal disturbance in the stomach like acidity or indigestion. Acid reflux is the common problem faced by millions of people across the world. Some may have digestive problems leading to sour stomach. This term has wide variety of meaning describing several ailments of the stomach.
Premenstrual syndrome is a common condition that occurs in almost every woman who is in menstrual cycle. This syndrome is the collection of emotional, physical as well as psychological process that occurs shortly after the ovulation and ending with the onset of menstruation. Menstruation cycle can cause mood disturbances apart from changes in physical features like tenderness of breast, bloating sensation, anger and depression. It is believed to occur due to change in hormones and secretion of chemicals in the brain.