Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sore Throat

Friday, November 25th, 2011

A sore throat is an inflammation usually caused by a virus, bacterium, or allergen from outside the body, but in some cases may be the result of stomach acid that refluxes or flows backwards into the throat. The inflammation in sore throat occurs between the back of your tongue and your voice box. When viruses [...]

Scabies

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Scabies are considered to be a highly parasitic infection. It happens when microscopic mites named sarcoptes scabili burrow under the skin and deposit their feces and eggs. The symptoms such as agonizing itching, irregular lines on the skin (especially at night) are common with people who have scabies. Scratching may lead to broken skin, which [...]

Hyperthyroidism

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Hyperthyroidism happens when excessive thyroid hormone leads to a state in which the body’s metabolic rate is increased. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism such as heart palpitations, sweating, heat intolerance, muscle weakness, weight loss, protruding eyes, and diarrhea occurs in many people with this disease. The most common form of hyperthyroidism is Graves disease. It usually occurs [...]

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