Asthma, Animation.

Asthma, Animation.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition where the airways in the lungs are inflamed and narrowed causing breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing. Symptoms come as recurrent episodes known as asthmatic attacks most commonly at night or early in the morning. Asthma is usually diagnosed …

Is it Bad To Eat Before Bed?

Many people wonder when the best time is to eat a big meal. Are 10-course dinners before bed o.k., or is it a must to eat a healthy breakfast? Instinctively we know the answer to these questions, but here’s a breakdown of exactly why eating …

Gallstones and Surgical Removal of Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) Animation.

Gallstones and Surgical Removal of Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) Animation.

The gallbladder is a small sac located underneath the liver. The gallbladder serves to store and concentrate bile. Bile is a yellowish-green fluid secreted by the liver and contains bile acids which aid in fat digestion and absorption. Bile flows through the bile duct into …

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or Gastric Reflux, Animation.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease – GERD, or gastric reflux disease, is a chronic condition where stomach acid flows back up and damages the mucosa of the food pipe – the esophagus. At the junction between the esophagus and the stomach is the lower esophageal sphincter – …

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia, Animation.

Dysphagia refers to a group of conditions characterized by difficulty swallowing. There are two main classes of problems that can lead to swallowing disorders: Neuromuscular problems: – Muscular disorders that affect skeletal muscles, such as muscular dystrophy, or myasthenia gravis… – Diseases of the nervous …

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing Reflex, Phases and Overview of Neural Control, Animation.

Swallowing, or deglutition, is the process by which food passes from the mouth, through the pharynx and into the esophagus. As simple as it might seem to healthy people, swallowing is actually a very complex action that requires an extremely precise coordination with breathing since …