A specific type of bacteria carried by animals, commonly sheep, cattle and goats, causes the disease called Q fever. A person may become infected if they inhale barnyard dust particles contaminated by infected animals.
Although some people with Q fever may have flu-like symptoms or develop pneumonia or hepatitis, but most people have no initial symptoms. Chronic Q fever is a serious disease, which could affect the heart, ... more
Affecting the central nervous system, Krabbe disease is an inherited and most of the time, fatal disorder.
Muscle tone and movement is affected by this disease. This disease could have some devastating effects, including vision and hearing loss. Even though this disease could occur in adults and older children, but it usually occurs in babies before 6 months of age.
The main goal of treatment for this disease ... more
There is a possibility of having an allergy to cold temperatures. Doctors refer to this as cold urticaria (ur-tih-KAR-ee-uh), also referred to as cold allergy or cold hives. Exposure to cold temperatures with cold urticaria results in redness, swelling, itching and hives on the skin. People with cold urticaria should avoid exposure to cold and cold water as much as possible
For instance, swimming in cold water is the most common cause of a ... more
Pain in the area around the opening of the vagina (vulva) is a condition called vulvodynia. Sitting still for a long time or even having sex may become impossible due to the pain, burning or irritation that is related with vulvodynia. The condition could linger for months or even years.
There are many reasons explaining why experts believe vulvodynia is underreported. It may be either because of the reluctance of many women to talk about ... more
Esophageal varices are the abnormally enlarged veins in the lower part of the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat and stomach. Cirrhosis or other serious liver diseases could cause esophageal varices, along with other complications.
When normal blood flow to the liver is blocked, blood backs up into smaller, more fragile blood vessels in the esophagus and sometimes in the stomach or rectum as well, causing vessels to ... more
Though inadequate vaginal lubrication could occur at any age, but this problem is a common one for women during and after menopause. Vaginal dryness makes intercourse uncomfortable. Itching and stinging around the vaginal opening and in the lower third of the vagina are included in symptoms of vaginal dryness. The vaginal walls are always coated with a thin layer of moisture. The amount and consistency of this moisture is affected by hormonal ... more