Amyloid protein is an abnormal protein produced by cells in the bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. When this amyloid protein builds up in the organs, amyloidosis occurs, which is a rare and potentially fatal disease.
The exact cause of amyloidosis is still unknown, and even though it has no cure, there are therapies that help a person manage their symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein.
There are ... more
When fluid-filled blisters (bullae) erupt on the surface of the skin, usually on the arms, legs or trunk, a rare condition called bullous pemphigoid occurs. Although this condition is thought to be related to a disorder of the immune system, its exact cause is still not known.
Treatment for this condition focuses on suppressing the immune response and inflammation over time. Without treatment, this condition could persist, with periods ... more
The condition in which a person has few or no intimate relationships is called schizotypal personality disorder. These people experience extreme anxiety in social situations, and they turn inward rather than interact with others.
Usually, people with this disorder appear emotionally distinct and have trouble engaging with others. They may respond inappropriately to social cues, hold peculiar beliefs and exhibit odd behaviors. ... more
Almost 30% of the people who undergo a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) or spinal anesthesia experience spinal headaches, which is also known as post-lumbar puncture headaches. A puncture is made in the tough membrane that surrounds the spinal cord in both of these procedures.
Medication will be injected into the spinal canal during spinal anesthesia in order to numb the nerves in the lower half of the body. On the other hand, during spinal ... more
If a person has anemia, they probably feel tired a lot due to the deficiency of red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues.
Anemia can be temporary or long term, and it can be mild or severe. There are many kinds of anemia, each with its own cause.
Anemia might be a sign of serious illnesses, so the doctor should be consulted in case a person suspects that they have anemia.
Some types of anemia could be prevented by eating a ... more
A slow-growing, fatty tumor that is situated between the skin and the underlying muscle layer is called a lipoma. A lipoma moves readily with slight finger pressure, because of this, it is easy to identify. It is doughy to touch and usually not tender. A person may have several that persist for years. Although lipomas are usually detected in middle age, they could occur at any age.
Usually, a lipoma is harmless and it isn't cancer. ... more