Asthma is a chronic condition that causes narrowing of the bronchial tubes (those which direct the air into your lungs).  This narrowing is accompanied by inflammation which often results in a wheezy or whistling sound during breathing.  One may also experience shortness of breath, tightening of the chest, increased mucous production and coughing.  Symptoms tend…

What is prolapse? Prolapse is a common condition where the pelvic organs (such as the bladder, uterus and sometimes bowel) drop down into the vaginal space.  There are different grades of prolapse — mild, moderate and severe.  A mild prolapse will often be unnoticeable with very few symptoms indicating its occurrence, while moderate prolapse is…

Cubital tunnel syndrome (or ulnar neuropathy) is characterized by the presence of pain on the medial edge (inside) of the elbow.  It is particularly common in overhead throwing athletes due to the stress forces that throwing places on the elbow.  Sports such as waterpolo, baseball, cricket and tennis can cause the syndrome.  There are also…