Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Toxoplasmosis

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused b y Toxoplasma gondil, a type of parasite common in undercooked meat (especially mutton or lamb) as well as in cat feces. Usually this condition is not harmful and may not even produce symptoms. Twenty and Thirty percent of the people have already been exposed to Toxoplasmosis without necessarily […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a medical condition associated with an anxiety disorder, characterized by repetitive and persistent thoughts or actions. These actions and thoughts appear distractive and senseless and they are extremely difficult to resist. This disease exists slightly more in women, than men. People with OCD find themselves absorbed by various mental images […]

Gum Disease

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Gum disease is known as a periodontal disease. It is a process in which the tissues surrounding the teeth become damaged. This disease is the major cause of tooth loss in people of the age of 35-40 and almost all of the people who live past middle age develop at least a mild form of […]

Gallstones

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Gallstones are crystalline structures that form in the gallbladder and sometimes migrate to block the bile duct as well. About 1 in 10 American people have 1 or more gallstones. Sizes of gall stones may range in size of grain to a size of a golf ball. There are 3 types of gall stones. Cholesterol […]

Yellow Fever

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

A tropical disease spread by infected mosquitoes to humans is known as Yellow fever. This disease can be severe even though many yellow fevers are fairly mild. This condition is only found in South America and Africa and can be prevented by immunization. There are two different types of yellow fever: Urban Yellow fever, carried […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis (commonly mispelled multple sclorosis) is a medical condition which in many cases is a crippling disease of the central nervous system. It occurs when the fatty protective nerves in the brain and spinal cord are lost and replaced by hardened plaques and scar tissue. Once it is lost, the transmission of messages between […]

Zenker Diverticulum

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Zenker diverticulum is a type of common outpouching back of the throat in the esophagus resulted from an increased pressure causing mucous membrane of the esophagus to herniate through the esophagus wall. This condition is uncommon and usually occurs in elderly people. Patients usually experience no symptoms however symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, pnemonia, bronchitis […]

Acromegaly

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Acromegaly, derived from the Greek word for “extremities” is an uncommon hormonal disorder which is developed when your pituitary gland is producing too much growth hormone during the adulthood. When this condition happens, bones increase in size including: face, feet and hands. About 6 out of every 100,000 adults develop acromegaly. It is most common […]

Delusional Disorder

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Delusional disorder is a medical condition, in which the presence of 1 or more beliefs that persists for at least one month occurs. Delusional disorders are considered to be uncommon and functions are less impaired. A Delusional disorder usually first affects an individual in late or middle adult life. Delusional disorder’s delusions tend to be […]

Personality Disorders

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Personality disorders are conditions, which are characterized by relating, relating, and perceiving patterns, that are relatively inflexible, fixed socially maladaptive across various situations. Individuals who have such disorders generally are not aware that their patterns of thought or behavior are improper; they frequently think their patterns are right and normal. Personality disorders consist of the […]

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