Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition in which someone feels widespread pain in their muscles, ligaments and tendons, along with fatigue and multiple tender points, which are places on the body where slight pressure causes pain.
A person may have fibromyalgia in case they hurt all over, frequently feel exhausted and even after numerous tests nothing specifically wrong could be found with them.
Usually, the symptoms ... more
When an obstruction in the brain prevents proper fluid drainage and fluid builds up in the brain, hydrocephalus occurs, which is also known as "water on the brain". Brain damage could result in case the excess fluid compresses the surrounding fragile brain tissue. Hydrocephalus could be fatal when it's left without treatment.
Hydrocephalus could be present at birth, or it could develop later in life. This disorder is ... more
"Lub" and "DUB" are the two sounds that a normal heartbeat makes. These are the sounds of the heart valves closing. In case there are abnormal sounds during the heartbeat cycle such as whooshing or swishing due to turbulent blood in or near the heart, it means that the person has heart murmurs.
These heart murmurs could be either congenital or develop later in life. Although a heart murmur indicates an underlying ... more
Located near the knee joint is the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled, pad-like sac that reduces friction and cushions pressure points between the bones and the tendons and muscles near the joints. Knee bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa.
Each knee has 11 bursae. Knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of the knee below the joint, despite the fact that any of the bursae could become ... more
One of the most common reasons that people, especially children, visit a doctor for is swollen lymph nodes and the signs and symptoms that accompany this condition.
Many things can cause the lymph nodes to become swollen, but infection is usually the most common cause. The glands that play an essential role in helping the body fight off bacteria, viruses and other things that may cause illnesses are the lymph nodes.
The ... more
This is a bone disorder in which scar-like (fibrous) tissue develops in place of normal bone and as the bone grows, the softer fibrous tissue expands and weakens the bone. The affected bone could deform and become brittle because of fibrous dysplasia.
Usually, no signs or symptoms are caused by mild cases of fibrous dysplasia. However, bone pain and deformity that usually develops before the age of 15 could be the result of ... more