Medical News Today: Diaphragm spasms and flutters: What to know

A diaphragm spasm is an involuntary contraction of the muscle that divides the upper abdomen and chest. A spasm may feel like a twitch or flutter and can occur with or without pain. A person may also temporarily have trouble breathing. In this article, learn what causes diaphragm spasms and when to see a doctor.
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests.
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It is critical for survival to assign positive or negative valence to salient stimuli in a correct manner. Accordingly, harmful stimuli and internal states characterized by perturbed homeostasis are accompanied by discomfort, unease, and aversion. Aversive signaling causes extensive suffering during chronic diseases, including inflammatory conditions, cancer, and depression. Here, we investigated the role of melanocortin 4 receptors (MC4Rs) in aversive processing using genetically modified mice and a behavioral test in which mice avoid an environment that they have learned to associate with aversive stimuli. In normal mice...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPaediatric leg pains, long described as ‘growing pains’, frequently present to clinicians, are prevalent in early childhood, disrupt sleep, and distress affected children and parents. There are many cited associations, but no defined leg pain sub-types, nor revealed predictive factors. We explored the implicated factors (viz. foot arc hes, foot strength, joint mobility, vitamin D, iron) in children with leg pain versus a control group. Leg pain sub-groups—growing pains (GP), restless legs (RLS), both (mixed)—are defined for the first time. A case controlled study design, in a primary care se...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the frequency of neuropathic pain (NP) and to evaluate its interference with the quality of life (QoL) in SSc patients. Diffuse and Limited SSc patients diagnosed by American College of Rheumatology 2013 criteria were included in the study. Pain was evaluated with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); presence of NP was screened with The Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANNS) questionnaire; disease activity was evaluated with modified Medsger Severity Scale (MSS) and QoL with short-form 36 (SF-36). One hundred twenty patients were included in the study (mean age 53.64  &plu...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT A 44-year-old man was referred for evaluation of pain and temporal floaters after receiving a rebounded bullet impact to his right eye. Typical funduscopic findings, together with the confirmed presence of an intraorbital metallic foreign body, led to the diagnosis of chorioretinitis sclopetaria. Conservative management was performed as no severe symptoms were observed. The favorable clinical outcome was confirmed in subsequent reviews. Chorioretinitis sclopetaria is characterized by a proliferative chorioretinal inflammation as a consequence of the expansive wave caused by the entrance of a bullet between the eye...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Weight loss may be the best treatment for obese people with knee osteoarthritis.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors often recommend that overweight patients with arthritis of the knee lose weight to improve their pain and function, but how much weight loss makes a difference? A new study out of Wake Forest University in North Carolina finds that even a modest amount can pay big dividends when it comes to relieving symptoms. Researchers looked at 240 overweight and obese older adults with pain related to knee arthritis and found that those who lost 10-percent or more of their body weight over 18 months cut their pain in half. Losing 20-percent of body weight led to an additional 25-percent reduction in p...
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A bronchoscopy is a safe, relatively quick procedure. It allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, which can help them to diagnose the cause of breathing problems or chest pain. In this article, learn what to expect before, during, and after a bronchoscopy, including recovery and possible complications.
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ARTHRITIS comes in different forms, but the most common type is osteoarthritis which usually occurs in the knee. Exercise is important if you have the condition, as it helps to limit pain and maintain mobility. You can do this simple exercise at home to help reduce joint inflammation.
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