Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Dementia

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Dementia is the decline of mental ability, that commonly progresses slowly, in which ability to learn and pay attention, memory, judgement, and thinking are impaired, and personality can deteriorate. Dementia may progress abruptly in young individuals when a disease, severe injury, or toxic substance (such as carbon monoxide) destroys cells of the brain. However, the […]

Fabry’s Disease

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Fabry’s disease is a very rare hereditary disorder, that leads to fat metabolism product, called glycolipid accumulation. Because the abnormal gene is carried on the X-chromosome, the full-blown disorder happens only in men, who have just 1 X chromosome. The glycolipid accumulation results in noncancerous skin growth, called angiokeratomas, to form over the trunk’s lower […]

Bronchiolitis

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Bronchiolitis is a viral contagious airway infection in young children and infants, that results in breathing difficulties, particularly, breathing out. Various viruses may result in bronchiolitis, such as parainfluenza viruses and syncytial virus. Bronchiolitis frequently happens in epidemics, especially, in children under eighteen months of age and more common in infants under six months of […]

Gender Identity Disease

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Gender Identity Disease is an abnormal condition, in which desire of being the opposite sex or the belief of being  ”trapped” in the wrong sex body. The difference between gender and sex may be simplified as following: gender is how an individual sees herself or himself, whether feminine or masculine; and sex is biologic femaleness […]

Shingles

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Shingles (called herpes zoster) is an infection that is producing fluid-filled blisters’ severe painful skin eruption. Shingles are resulted from the same herpes virus, called varicella-zoster virus, that results in chickenpox. The varicella-zoster virus infection, which can be in the chickenpox form ends with the virus entering the nerve in the ganglia (cell bodies nerve […]

Acid Reflux

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Acid reflux (or gastroesophageal reflux) is a stomach content backflow occurring upward into the individual’ esophagus. The stomach lining protects the person’s stomach from its own acid effects. Because the individual’s esophagus is lacking a similar protective lining, stomach acid which refluxes into it results in damage, inflammation, and pain. Acid refluxes at the time […]

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is a group of related malignancies (cancers) that appear in the lymphatic system and usually spreads throughout the person’s body. Some of lymphomas develop very slowly over the years, while others progress quickly over months. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common than Hodgkin disease. In the United States, approx. 50,000 new cases are diagnosed […]

Skin Lesions

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Skin Lesions are treated by the destruction of lesions (abdominal growth) of the skin by various methods. Skin lesions are removed for 3 main reasons: a concern that a lesion is malignant; concern about appearance; concern about irritation of the lesions by clothing. This medical condition may be caused by various types of diseases; so […]

Back Pain

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

If you read this article, you will know that back pain occurs in about 20% of all Americans. Many of those people experience considerable discomfort, disability, and immobilization. The backbone consists of 24 separate bones (vertebrae). Cushioning the space between each vertebra and the next is a spongy, jelly-filled disk surrounded by a tough fibrous […]

Stroke

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A stroke occurs after the blood supply to the brain is disturbed. Overall, men have more cases of this condition than women. Strokes are divided into 2 categories depending on cause: cerebral hemorrhages and infarcts. Cerebral hemorrhage strokes occur when an artery leaks blood into or around the brain, resulting in tissue death. Infarcts are […]

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