Diseases

Acidity

Acidity is a term used for a set of symptoms caused by excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach. The stomach normally secretes hydrochloric acid which is required for the breakdown and digestion of food we eat. Causes –Our stomach...

Acne

Acne vulgaris, also known as acne, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Classification–Acne severity classified as mild, moderate, or severe Open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads) clogged...

Addiction

addiction is a disease, and you can?t stop it without medical treatment?! But why are they screaming it so loud, why are they browbeating us about it, why is it always mentioned with a qualifier? You don?t hear people constantly referring to cancer as ?the disease of cancer?

Adenoids

Adenoids & its conditions The adenoids are a mass of soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Like lymph nodes, adenoids are part of the immune system and are made of the same type of tissue (lymphoid tissue). White blood cells circulate through the adenoids and other...

Allergy

Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis,...

Anaemia

What is anemia? Anemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood. It can also be defined as a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen. Types of anemia–There are three main types of anemia: Due to blood loss, Due to...

Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview.Anxiety disorders are...

Appendix

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a 3 &1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Causes –Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, often by stool, a foreign body, or cancer. Blockage may also occur from infection,...

Arthritis

Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Classification –There are several diseases where joint pain is primary, and is considered the main feature. Generally when a person has “arthritis” it means that they have one of these...

Asthma

Why Asthma seems incurable? Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways of the human body causing swelling and narrowing of the airways. This results in reduction of the space for air to pass through, thus leading to difficulties in breathing. For many people, asthma has...

Bedwetting

Nocturnal enuresis (the medical name for bedwetting) is involuntary urination that happens at night during sleep after the age when a child should be able to control his or her bladder. It’s a common problem in kids, especially those less than 6 years old. There are two...

Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Your blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to your heart’s needs depending on what you are doing. High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is persistently...

Calcification

Calcification is the accumulation of calcium salts in a body tissue. It normally occurs in the formation of bone, but calcium can be deposited abnormally in soft tissue, causing it to harden. Calcifications may be classified on whether there is mineral balance or not, and the...

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Causes Age : Age is...

Cold

Common cold , also known simply as a cold , is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose .The throat , sinuses , and voice box may also be affected. Causes — The most commonly implicated virus is a rhinovirus ...

Colic

A severe paroxysmal pain in the abdomen, due to spasm, obstruction, or distention of some one of the hollow viscera is known as colic. Hepatic colic – the severe pain produced by the passage of a gallstone from the liver or gall bladder through the bile duct. Intestinal...

Colitis

Colitis is defined as inflammation of the colon. The mucosal layer of the colon is inflamed and is responsible for symptoms of colitis. It can be broadly classified in acute colitis that is usually self limiting and chronic which is continuous or recurrent. Causes of colitis...

Constipation

Constipationrefers tobowel movementsthat are infrequent or hard to pass.The stool is often hard and dry.. The normal frequency of bowel movements is between three per day and three per week.

Coryza

Coryza also known as rhinitis is irritation and inflammation of the mucous inside the nose. Common symptoms are a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and post-nasal drip. In rhinitis, the inflammation of the mucous membrane is caused by viruses, bacteria, irritants or allergens....

Cough, Cold & Catarrh

Cold, is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. The throat, sinuses, and voice box may also be affected. Causes – The most commonly implicated virus is arhinovirus Insufficient sleep Malnutrition...

Debility & Exhaustion

Debility is being weak or feeble. Fatigue also called exhaustion, tiredness, and listlessness is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes. Physical fatigue is the transient inability...

Dengue

Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. It can’t be...

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms — of high blood sugar include Increased / frequent urination (polyuria) increased thirst...

Diarrhoea

Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss. >Signs of dehydration – Begins with loss of the normal stretchiness of the skin...

Dysentery

Dysentery is a type of gastroenteritis that results in diarrhea with blood. Mechanism — Dysentery results from viral, bacterial, or parasitic infestations. These pathogens typically reach the large intestine after entering orally, through ingestion of contaminated food or...

Ear Diseases

The most common type of ear infection is called otitis media. It is caused by swelling and infection of the middle ear. The middle ear is located just behind the eardrum. An acute ear infection starts over a short period and is painful. Ear infections that last a long time or...

Eczema

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin. These diseases are characterized by itchiness, red skin, and a rash. In cases of short duration there may be small blisters while in long-term cases the skin may become thickened....

Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a medical condition characterized by long-term fatigue and other symptoms that limit a person’s ability to carry out ordinary daily activities. Quality of life of persons with CFS can be compromised. Causes –Biological, genetic,...

Fibroid in uterus or Uterine Fibroid

Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb). It is not known exactly why women develop uterine fibroids What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids? Most women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms and a woman with a fibroid is...

Fissures

An anal fissure or rectal fissure is a break or tear in the skin of the anal canal. Anal fissures may be noticed by bright red anal bleeding on toilet paper and under garment sometimes in the toilet. If acute they may cause pain after defecation (passing stool) but with chronic...

Flatulence

Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as “flatus expelled through the anus” or which is defined in turn as “marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence” Symptoms –There are...

Flu

Influenza, commonly known as “the flu“, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Types of influenza virus & its spreading – Three types of influenza viruses affect people, called Type A , Type B, and Type C. Usually, the virus is spread through...

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a characterized by stiffness and pain in shoulder joint. Pain & stiffness start gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one or two years. Frozen shoulder occurs when this capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder joint,...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. Types of glaucoma with signs & symptoms — The most common type are open-angle glaucoma with less common types including closed-angle glaucoma and normal-tension glaucoma....

Haemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids , also called piles , are vascular structures in the anal canal. In their normal state, they are cushions that help with stool control. They become a disease when swollen or inflamed; the unqualified term “hemorrhoid” is often used to refer to the...

Immune System

Immunity is the balanced state of having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequate tolerance to avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases. Innate immunity also called natural or native immunity. This...

Insomnia

What is the insomnia? Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. People with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy,...

Menopause

Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. It is a natural part of aging, and occurs when the ovaries stop making hormones called estrogens. This causes estrogen levels to drop, and leads to the end of monthly menstrual periods. This usually...

Nasal Obstruction

Most cases of nasal obstruction are temporary. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by either swelling of the nasal tissue or an anatomical blockage which results in a narrowing of the nasal cavity and the feeling of the passages being congested. Causes – Sinusitis, Common...

Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is defined by body mass index (BMI)and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist–hip ratio and total cardiovascular...

Polycystic Ovary Disorder

What is PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disorder)? Polycystic ovaries are generally larger in size and denser than the normal ovaries. It usually occurs when the sex hormones go out of balance and your body starts producing more male hormones thus resulting in facial hair and acne....

Pimples

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Sciatica

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Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from...

Sinusitis - Sinus

Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, Sinusitis (or rhinosinusitis) is defined as an inflammation (swelling) of the mucous membrane that lines the paranasal sinuses and is classified chronologically into several categories:

Swine Flu Information

Swine flu (swine influenza) is a disease of pigs that can, rarely, be passed to humans. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by one of many Influenza A viruses. How does a human catch swine flu? There are only a few causes of swine flu in humans. They...

Troubles during dentition in children

From the time your child’s first tooth emerges to how much pain it causes,

Urticaria - Hives

Urticaria (or hives) is a kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps! Hives might also cause a burning or stinging sensation! Hives are frequently caused by allergic reactions! Most cases of hives lasting less than six weeks are the result of an allergic...

Warts

What are warts, and what causes them? A wart is a small growth with a rough texture that can appear anywhere on the body. It can look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower. A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV)....

Worms

The common ones are round worm, pin worm, tape worm, hook worm etc. The common ones are round worm, pin worm, tape worm, hook worm etc. WORMS (Intestinal Worms in Humans) – Signs & Symptoms Allergies, Many allergies in humans are caused by worm infections Extreme skin...