Tachycardia Overview: Tachycardia is a when a person’s heart beats too fast when resting (over 100 beats per minute).  This has serious consequences.  When a person has tachycardia, their heart is working too hard.  This heart requires more oxygen thus taking the needed oxygen from other bodily systems.  This heart, even though it is using up most of the body’s oxygen, is inefficient.  A heart suffering from tachycardia is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.… Read More


Tendinitis Overview: Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of or around a tendon.  Tendons are responsible for transferring the force exerted by a muscle to the bone.  They are designed to be flexible and sustain a lot of movement.  Usually, tendinitis is named by the specific tendon it affects (Achilles Tendinitis for example). Tendinitis Causes: The main cause of tendinitis is overuse.  When one motion is repeated over a course of time, the tendon is likely to become stressed, or inflamed. … Read More


Tonsillitis Overview: Tonsillitis is a severe infection and inflammation of the tonsils.  Tonsils are balls of lymphatic tissue in the rear of the mouth and are part of the immune system.  There are three types of tonsillitis:  acute, sub acute, and chronic.  Each type is caused by a different reason and has specific symptoms.  If left untreated, tonsillitis can lead to several complications. Tonsillitis Causes: The three types of tonsillitis are caused by different reasons.  Acute tonsillitis is caused by… Read More


Tuberculosis (TB) Overview: Tuberculosis (TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common life-threatening lung infection.  This infection can also damage the central nervous system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, bones, joints, and lymphatic system.  The infection so common that approximately one-third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis.  A person contracts tuberculosis every second, though he or she may not develop symptoms for many years. Tuberculosis (TB) Causes: Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  The bacterium is spread through… Read More