Generally, when someone has bulimia nervosa, they live in a world of secret shame and self-disgust. Like any addiction, the person will probably feel trapped in this relationship with food.
One of the types of eating disorders is bulimia, in which people are obsessed with their body shape and weight. A condition that causes them to judge themselves severely for perceived flaws. With this disease, the person is bound to engage in episodes ... more
Also called erythema infectiosum or slapped-cheek disease because of the facial rash that looks like slap marks parvovirus infection is commonly called fifth disease, because it was the fifth in a group of diseases that have similar rashes affecting children. These five diseases are measles, rubella, scarlet fever, Dukes' disease and parvovirus infection.
Regardless of the name, this disease is still infecting children ... more
One of the common illnesses of early childhood is the otitis media (middle ear infection).
Usually, children stop having ear infections by the age of 4 or 5. Most ear infections clear up on their own within a few days, despite the fact that they make children uncomfortable and worry the parents.
Adults usually don’t get middle ear infections, and the treatments for adult ear infections are similar to ... more
Glaucoma is a group of conditions that results in optic nerve damage and diminishes sight. In most cases, but not always, this damage is caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, also called intraocular pressure.
This condition is the second leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma damages a person’s vision so gradually that they don't notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. ... more
Also called drop foot, foot drop is a general term used to describe difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. In case someone has foot drop, they might drag the front of their foot on the ground whenever they walk. Foot drop is a sign of an underlying neurological, anatomical or muscular problem. It's not a disease in itself. Foot drop could be either permanent of temporary. In case a person has foot drop, in order to hold their foot ... more
Abnormal cholesterol levels, excess body fat around the waist, increased blood pressure or elevated insulin levels that occur together, increasing one's risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease, is the cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome.
Having just one of these conditions contributes to one's risk of a serious disease, though it isn't diagnosed as metabolic syndrome. The risk is even greater if more than one ... more