Other Conditions & Diseases

Sinusitis symptoms

Sinusitis is the medical term for a sinus infection; it is an inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses. The sinuses are air-filled, hollow sacks that connect the nostrils and the nasal passages; they contain defenses against foreign bacteria. If some sort of disruption occurs, interrupting the job of these defenses, bacteria may accumulate and […]

Toenail fungus treatment

Fungal infections of the toenail can be rather unpleasant and painful. Since they can become serious without warning, it is important to get treatment as soon as you notice the first symptom: a yellow or white dot under the tip of the fingernail. Depending on the severity of the infection, the treatment may vary in […]

BPPV treatment

BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, simply known as vertigo, is a condition that makes you feel like the world around you is spinning – and the disease results from a problem in the inner ear. The sense of balance is that we feel when walking and doing everyday things is maintained by tiny calcium […]

Cold sore treatment

Cold sores, those painful and annoying blisters that you desperately want to be healed, are difficult to treat without the right tools. These fluid-filled sores can appear on the lips, mouth, or nose and are caused by a virus. The lesion may go away on its own in a few days, but, due to the […]

Myelodysplastic syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome is a condition in which there is an abnormality of the bone marrow. This abnormality causes an inadequate production of blood cells in the bone marrow. When the term Myelodysplastic Syndrome it always means that it has to do with healthy or low red blood cell production. Myelodysplastic Syndrome can happen to people […]

Hypocalcemia

A normal range of calcium in the human blood stream is within the range of 2.2-2.6mmol/L. Hypocalcaemia (or hypocalcemia) is an abnormal low level of calcium in the blood. When blood calcium levels fall below normal, specific treatment must be done to restore it to normal. This is a very dangerous condition. Low blood calcium […]

Fever blister treatment

A fever blister is a cold sore which is caused by an infection. Fever blisters are a form of herpes. A fever blister is often described as a red blister which develops in various areas of your mouth. It can be found both on the outside of your mouth and the inside of your mouth, […]

Swine flu treatment

I have no doubt that you’ve heard about the “swine flu” pandemic. When it hit the United States in April of 2009, a panic arose. At first, people thought that it was much worse than the typical seasonal flu, when in fact, it came at us unexpectedly and we just didn’t have the vaccines to […]

Lyme disease symptoms

Lyme disease was first identified in the United States in 1975. It is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where the first cases were diagnosed. This is a bacterial infection that is transmitted to humans by the bite of certain small black-legged ticks that are infected with the corkscrew shaped bacterium called burgdorferi. Cases […]

Thrush symptoms

The name of thrush refers to a fungal infection of the mouth. However, the title of thrush is used when the same fungi, namely Candida Albicans, infects the genital area of women. In some rare cases, male genital thrush can also appear. When it comes to oral thrush symptoms, they are very similar from patient […]

Symptoms of anemia

When it comes to anemia, there are a number of different symptoms. These symptoms actually vary according to the specific type of anemia you have, although many types share some common symptoms. You may also experience a number of symptoms based on the underlying cause of your anemia. These causes can include things like ulcers, […]

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is a condition which consists of a multitude of hereditarily attracted health disorders. The condition is existent when there are complications with the natural production of hemoglobin. This relates to the hemoglobin genes so the condition could be passed through the family. Thalassemia is usually inherited so in an attempt to diagnose the condition […]

Malaria treatment

Malaria is an infectious disease which is transmitted to humans through the bite of mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that are infected are the female Anopheles that carry the parasite that causes malaria. There are four versions of the parasite plasmodium which is responsible for malaria infections in humans. The numbers of people affected by this disease […]

Jock itch treatment

Jock itch is a condition familiar to many of us, and known by a wide variety of different names: crotch rot, crotch itch, gym itch and a wide variety of other slang terms, as well as a few more clinical ones such as tinea cruris. Jock itchi is a fungal infection of the groin area. […]

Sickle cell anemia

Sickle cell anemia is type of anemia that is inherited. It is passed down from two parents who carry the sickle cell trait. In this type of anemia the red blood cells are formed in an abnormal shape which can cause a myriad of problems for the person who suffers with this type of disease. […]

Leprosy treatment

Leprosy is a disease that is caused by bacteria. It is chronic, and until the early 1940’s it was virtually untreatable. The result was that the leprosy would attack the body systematically, causing irreversible damage to occur to the limbs, nerves, skin, and even eyes. The disease was something that would cause a person to […]

Chronic mononucleosis

In order to fully understand how chronic mononucleosis occurs, it is important to first know how the mono developed in the first place. Infectious mononucleosis is a disease that is transmitted orally. It is because of this that it is often known as the “kissing disease” by many people. This viral infection is caused through […]

Cystic fibrosis treatment

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a very serious genetic disease that affects lungs, liver, intestines and pancreas. It is caused by a mutation of the CFTR gene during fetal development. The result of the mutation is that the secretion glands do not function normally and they produce a copious amount of sweat, mucus and other bodily […]

Androgen insensitivity syndrome

Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) is a condition that some individuals are born with. The person with AIS may have all of the physical characteristics of a female but will have the genetic or DNA makeup of a male. This rare disorder affects about 7,500 women in the United States alone. This disorder happens when a […]

Haemophilia A

Haemophilia is an inherited disorder associated with serious disorder of the blood clotting factors. Haemopholia has two forms. Haemophlia A and Haemophilia B. Haemophilia A is the most common form. This disorder is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and affects the clotting factors VIII and IX. The gene for haemophilia A is found in […]

Ear infection treatment

Ear infections can be quite painful but luckily they are usually very easily treated. There is a belief out there that ear infections will always require antibiotic treatment, but this is not always the case. In some cases the body will be able to handle the infection on its own. Doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics […]

Plantar warts treatment

Plantar warts are, fortunately, not a serious condition, but they can be painful and annoying. They are small growths that appear on the soles of the feet, and they are caused by the Human Papillomavirus, the same virus family that causes genital warts. Because plantar warts often develop on or near the major pressure points […]

Sinusitis treatment

If you are somebody who has been afflicted with sinusitis, then you may be wondering what you can do to help treat this problem. The difference in the sinusitis treatment options that are available depend on whether or not you have a reoccurring problem, or if it is just a singular base that is giving […]

Staff infection symptoms

A staff infection is caused by a specific type of bacteria, in this case the bacteria called staphylococcus. These bacteria are often found in healthy people in their noses or on their skin, and it’s usually quite harmless. Sometimes, staff infections are very minor and are simple skin infections. However, on some occasions, they will […]

Malaria symptoms

Are you afraid you may have malaria? Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, a nasty little parasite that infects red blood cells. Humans have been dealing with malaria for hundreds of years—in fact, it’s very possible malaria has been around since the beginning of the human race. Malaria was first diagnosed in 1880 when […]

Cystic fibrosis symptoms

Your body is full of fluids. You have cells that create sweat, cells that create mucus and cells that create saliva and juices used in digestion. When these cells are operating normally, the secretions produced are thin and they are slippery so they help your body cool off, digest food, swallow and lubricate itself. But […]

Iron deficiency anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. It affects as many as 20% of all women, 3% of all men, and up to 50% of all pregnant women. Infants, children and adolescents are at high risk of developing this disorder due to their high rate of growth. Iron deficiency anemia is a […]

What causes hearing loss

Hearing loss can be caused by many different factors. Hearing loss can be present at birth, occur during childhood or anytime during adulthood. Hearing loss of any sort should be taken very serious. Since hearing is crucial to our well being and to a child’s development, recognizing hearing loss at its earliest stages is very […]

Post-polio syndrome

During the early part of the twentieth century polio was one of the most worrisome diseases in America. The reason for this fear was the fact that polio could cause some patients to experience paralysis in their lower bodies, full body paralysis, or even death. While many of the polio infections caused no symptoms at […]

Anemia treatment

The human body may look simple from the outside, but on the inside—underneath all those clothes, that makeup, and that skin, lies a complex network of veins and arteries; these vessels are delicate and intricate, and they are responsible for keeping all of your organs functioning and keeping you alive. The Importance of Your Blood […]