The rare but serious condition that causes swelling in the liver and brain is called Reye's syndrome. Children and teenagers who have a metabolic disorder and are recovering from a viral infection are most often affected by Reye's syndrome. Loss of consciousness, seizures and confusion and such signs and symptoms require emergency treatment. When this condition occurs, the child’s life can be saved by early diagnosis and ... more
Due to overuse, irritation or infection, laryngitis may occur, which is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx). The vocal cords, which are two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage, are located inside the larynx.
The vocal cords open and close smoothly in normal cases, forming sounds through their movement and vibration. These vocal cords become inflamed and irritated in laryngitis. The swelling will cause ... more
One of the most unfortunate common experiences people face is losing a loved one. People mostly experience normal grief and bereavement endure a period of sorrow, numbness and even anger and guilt, followed by a gradual fading of these feeling as they accept their loss and move forward.
However, for some people this normal grief reaction becomes much more complicated, weakening and painful, or what’s known as complicated grief. ... more
The esophagus is a long hollow tube that runs from the throat to the stomach, carrying the swallowed food to the stomach to be digested. Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus, and it usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Esophageal cancer is quite common in Asia and parts of ... more
Bladder stones are minerals that form small masses within the bladder. They develop when urine in the bladder becomes concentrated causing minerals in the urine to crystallize. The reason behind concentrated and stagnant urine is normally enlarged prostate, nerve damage, or urinary tract infections.
Bladder stones are usually discovered while doing tests for other problems, because they don’t usually show signs or symptoms. Some ... more
Nasal polyps are tumors on the inside layer of the nasal passages or sinuses that are noncancerous and shaped like teardrops.
Nasal polyps that are small might go imperceptible and cause no problems, but the larger ones could obstruct the nasal sinuses or passages and cause frequent sinus infections, breathing difficulties, a loss of the sense of smell and other problems.
Children with cystic fibrosis often ... more