A common disorder affecting the large intestine (colon) is known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), where it commonly results in bloating gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation and cramping. Despite these uncomfortable signs and symptoms, it doesn’t result in an irreversible damage to the colon.
Most people suffering from IBS find that symptoms get better as they learn to control their condition. Only a small number of people ... more
An infection of one's facial nerve that's accompanied by a painful rash and facial muscle weakness in addition to other signs and symptoms is called Ramsay Hunt syndrome
The same virus that causes chickenpox, which is varicella-zoster, is the cause of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The virus lies dormant in the nerves after chickenpox heals. Ramsay Hunt syndrome would be the result if the virus reactivates years later and ... more
A large number of diseases in which abnormal cells develop that have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue and divide uncontrollably are called cancer. Cancer can spread through the body.
Worldwide, cancer is one of the leading causes of death, but thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment, survival rates are improving for many types of cancer. ... more
A very common and mild form of gum (periodontal) disease is called gingivitis, which causes swelling and inflammation of the gums. Someone may not be aware that they have gingivitis if their condition is mild. However, because this condition could lead to much more serious gum diseases, they should take gingivitis seriously and get it treated.
It is possible that someone may have gingivitis in case their gums are swollen and ... more
Cancer of the outer surface area of the female genitalia is called vulvar cancer, which is an uncommon one. Squamous cell carcinoma is the type of skin cancer that develops slowly over the years. Most of the vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, but a small number of vulvar cancers begin as melanoma and in some rare cases, vulvar cancer develops in the mucus-producing glands located on the sides of the vaginal opening. The development ... more
The cause of knee pain could be either an injury such as a torn cartilage or a ruptured ligament, or it could be certain medical conditions, such as infection, arthritis and gout. Knee pain is a common reason that people visit their doctors or the emergency room.
Although some serious knee injuries such as a ruptured ligament or tendon usually require surgical repair, however, most relatively minor cases of knee pain respond ... more