People with schizoid personality disorder are usually loners with a profound inability to connect with others and form personal relationships because they avoid social activities and consistently shy away from interaction with others.
People with this disorder are usually ignored in social settings, and they may appear withdrawn, humorless or dull to others. They may appear indifferent to what's going on around them, and ... more
The generally used term to describe the excess fluid that accumulates in or around the knee joint is water on the knee, which could be the result of overuse injuries, trauma or an underlying disease or condition. The water on the knee can also be referred to as “effusion”.
A person’s mobility doesn’t have to be limited because of the pain and swelling associated with water on the knee. To help keep ... more
Weakness and fatigue of any of the muscles under one's voluntary control characterize myasthenia gravis. A breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles is the cause of myasthenia gravis.
Signs and symptoms such as drooping eyelids, double vision, weakness of arm or leg muscles, and difficulties with breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech may be relieved by treatment, though there is no cure for ... more
Almost everybody will have neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can be chronic or short-lasting. It is considered chronic if it lasts a few weeks or longer, whereas the acute pain lasts a few hours to a few weeks.
Most causes of neck pain are not serious, and the common ones are defective poses at work like leaning into the computer, and during hobbies, like bending over the work desk.
However, neck ... more
The spermatic cord provides blood flow to the testicle. When a testicle rotates on this cord, a condition called testicular torsion occurs, causing intense pain and swelling. Although males at all ages, even infants and newborns, are susceptible to testicular torsion, but its risks are higher in those below the age of 25.
Emergency treatment is needed in the case of testicular torsion, because early treatment might save the ... more
A break or crack in a bone of the nose is known as a nasal fracture or a broken nose. It usually occurs in the bone over the bridge of the nose.
Motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma, physical fights, falls and contact sports are the most common causes of a broken nose.
Pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and under the eyes are some of the signs and symptoms of this condition. Additionally, breathing may become ... more