Because of repeated exposure to stomach acid, the color and composition of the cells lining a person’s lower esophagus can change, causing Barrett’s esophagus. In most cases, long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the cause of exposure to stomach acid. GERD is a chronic regurgitation of acid from the stomach into the lower esophagus.
Although once Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed there’s a greater ... more
Occupational asthma is defined as asthma that results from breathing in a workplace irritant, such as chemical fumes, dust or gases. Chest tightness, shortness of breath and wheezing are some of the symptoms that occupational asthma causes, just like other kinds of asthma.
Occupational asthma might be reversible when diagnosed and treated early. Lifetime Asthma and a worsening of symptoms could result from long-term exposure ... more
The tissues of the pancreas are the first to be affected by pancreas cancer. The pancreas is a large organ located horizontally behind the stomach. Its function is to produce enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that play a major role in the metabolism of sugar in the body.
Even if diagnosed early, pancreatic cancer has a poor prognosis. Most pancreatic cancer cases result in death, because it has a rapid spread rate and it ... more
Stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one may bring on a temporary heart condition known as broken heart syndrome. This condition causes sudden chest pain, making the person think that they’re having a heart attack. The rush of stress hormones causes the symptoms of this condition. Broken heart syndrome causes cardiomyopathy, which is the temporary enlargement of a part of the heart.
This condition is also called ... more
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon, chronic condition often affecting the arm or leg. It rarely affects other parts of the body. This condition is marked by intense burning or aching pain. Additionally, a person might experience swelling, altered temperature, skin discoloration, abnormal sweating and hypersensitivity in the affected area.
Until now, it is not understood why complex regional pain syndrome happen, even ... more
In the past, because ovarian cancer usually wasn’t discovered until it had spread to other areas of the body, it used to be called “silent killer”. However, treatment nowadays is more effective thanks to medical advances. New evidence proves that most women might have symptoms even in the early stages, and awareness of symptoms might contribute to earlier detection. About 93% of women with ovarian cancer that is diagnosed in ... more