Hyperopia, which is also known as farsightedness, is a common vision condition in which objects nearby may be blurry, while the objects in the distance are clear.
Someone's focusing ability will be determined by the degree of their farsightedness. Usually, people who have severe farsightedness only see objects that are at a great distance away. However, those who have mild farsightedness could see objects that are closer. ... more
Daily activities and leisure ones like gardening, playing music, knitting and cooking can be entertaining unless they cause pain in the wrist and hand. This condition is called de Quervain's tenosynovitis.
If someone has de Quervain's tenosynovitis, the sheath of tendons on the thumb side of the wrist becomes inflamed or swollen, limiting the movement of the tendons. This will result in pain and discomfort ... more
Dehydration is a condition in which the body loses more fluids and liquids than it takes in and thus doesn’t have enough water to perform its natural functions.
Intense diarrhea, vomiting, fever and excessive sweating are all common causes of dehydration. Also, insufficient incoming water in hot weather or exercise might also cause dehydration. Anyone is apt to have dehydration, but children, older adults and people with ... more
In a common inherited genetic disorder called factor V Leiden, the blood has an increased tendency to form clots (thrombophilia), usually in the veins.
Blood clots could form at any age, but usually, the risk of clotting in most people does not begin until adulthood. Usually, people with factor V Leiden do not develop abnormal clots, but they do develop clots that cause long-term health problems or clots that are ... more
The intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps, and occasionally fever is called viral gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Ingesting contaminated food or water; and coming into contact with an infected person are the two most common ways of developing viral gastroenteritis. A person will recover without any complications in case he/she is otherwise healthy. However, the condition could be deadly for older ... more
The inability to control bowel movements is called fecal incontinence, which causes stool to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Fecal incontinence, also called bowel incontinence, could range from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
Constipation, diarrhea and muscle and nerve damage are some of the causes of fecal incontinence. Bowel incontinence is usually due to a weakened ... more