When the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients, a stroke occurs, and brain cells begin to die within a few minutes.
Urgent treatment of a stroke is crucial as stroke is a medical emergency. Potential stroke complications and damage to the brain can be minimized by early treatment.
Fortunately, strokes can be treated. The decline of deaths caused by ... more
Porphyria, often results from an inherited mutation, refers to a group of disorders causing chemicals known as porphyrins to buildup in the body. It isn’t a normal condition for porphyrins to buildup, even though they are normal body chemicals.
This condition typically affects the nervous system or skin or both. Porphyria has particular signs and symptoms depending on which of the genes turns out to be abnormal, and according to ... more
A fibroadenoma is a solid, noncancerous tumor, which usually occurs in women during their reproductive years. A fibroadenoma, is a firm, smooth, rubbery or hard lump with a well-defined shape that is painless and moves easily under the skin when touched. Fibroadenomas are usually common among women in their 20s and 30s.
In premenopausal women, fibroadenomas are one of the most common breast lumps. Fibroadenomas, which usually ... more
As the name implies, this kind of headaches occur like a thunderbolt, suddenly and severely; they reach their climax within a minute and take from several hours to sometime more than a week to fade away.
It is imperative to seek emergency medical attention in the case of experiencing this rare type of headache, because it is usually a sign of a potentially fatal condition like a bleeding in or around the ... more
Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg, which usually attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. In case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants somewhere else.
Almost always, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus, called fallopian tubes. This type of ectopic pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy. In some rare cases, the ectopic pregnancy can occur in the ... more
Roundworms are parasites that use a person's body as a host to stay alive and reproduce, maturing from eggs to adult worms inside the body.
Ascariasis is a type of roundworm infection. Even though the eggs of the ascaris roundworm are microscopic, but adult worms are the largest of the intestinal roundworms, and can reach lengths up to 41 centimeters (16 inches).
Approximately infecting 25% of the world’s population, ... more