Archive for April, 2012

Macular Degeneration

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Macular degeneration is a medical condition that involves the eye in which the central part of theretine gradually deteriorates. It is the main cause of blindness among elderly people leaving in Western countries and a major cause of legal blindness in the United States. In this disease the lost portion is the highly detailed, central [...]

Temporal arteritis

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Temporal arteritis is a medical condition in which a vascular disorder involves inflammation of the large blood vessels throughout the body. The cause of temporal arteritis is unknown. Some scientists think it may be due to an autoimmune reaction which somehow damages arteries, which results in the blood supply blockage to the central parts of [...]

Raynauds Phenomenon

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

In people with Raynaud’s Phenomenon fingers or toes become temporarily blue and white after exposure to cold or after emotional stress. This is a frequent and independant occurrence, but Raynauds Phenomenon may occur in conjunction with a connective tissue disease. This disease occurs in about 5% of Americans and is more likely to occur in [...]

Bulimia

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Bulimia known as bulimia nervosa is a type of psychological eating disorder. It is a condition where an individual is binge eating followed by purging in order to control their weight problem. Such methods like vomiting, enemas, and laxative use are the inappropriate methods used during purging. Bulimia was first diagnosed in 1980s and women [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a severe disabling fatigue lasting atleast 6 months for which there is no medical explanation. Main symptom of this disease is constant feeling of being tired, severe fatigue, muscle aches, sleep and mood disturbance. Other problems such as heart and chest problems are not medical reasons that would cause fatigue. The [...]

Menstruation

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

A menstrual cycle is 28-30 days long from the first day of one menstrual period to the first day of the next normal menstrual cycles lasting between 21 and 38 days and its flow lasts from 4 to 7 days. Most women lose about 3 to 4 ounces of menstrual fluid each month. The fluid [...]

Lupus

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Lupus is a medical condition, which affects 7 to 10 as many women as men. This is a chronic autoimmune disease, which involves inflammation of the joints, blood vessels, brain, lungs, heart and kidneys. In many people with Lupus a rash “mask” occurs over the cheeks and nose in the form of a butterfly. The [...]

Lyme Disease

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Lyme Disease (commonly mispelled as: lime disease) is a tick-borne multisystem infectious syndrome. It is one of the most commonly reported vector bone illnesses in the United States with about 12,000 cases each year. It is an illness caused by spirochete bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted to people and animals through infected tick bites. [...]

Peyronies Disease

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Peyronie’s disease is a hard lump or a plaque forming on a penis. It may develop on either the lower or upper side of the penis in layers with erectile tissue. The plaque eventually may develop into a scar. Back in 1743, Peyronie’s Disease was classified as a form of impotence by a French surgeon. [...]

What is Autism and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Autism and ASD are 2 forms of brain’s developing complex disorders. Such disorders are characterized by repetitive behaviors, nonverbal communications and social interaction difficulties. They include Rett Syndrome, Autistic Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, PDD – NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified). ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) might be associated with motor coordination difficulties & physical [...]

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