Affecting as many as 7 in 10 women at some point in their lives, breast pain (mastalgia) is a common type of discomfort among women.
Almost 10% of these women have moderate to severe breast pain more than five days a month, but sometimes, severe breast pain lasts throughout the menstrual cycles. Although the symptoms occur more frequently in younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, but postmenopausal women could also experience ... more
A serious complication of diabetes is called diabetic ketoacidosis, which develops when there’s too little insulin in a person’s body. Sugar (glucose) can’t enter the cells for energy without enough insulin, resulting in the body’s breaking down fat for energy. Toxic acids known as ketones results from this process. Loss of consciousness may result if diabetic ketoacidosis is left untreated, and eventually, it may be ... more
Also called angiitis and arteritis, vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessels. Vasculitis has several types. Changes in the walls of the blood vessels, including thickening, weakening, scarring and narrowing results from Vasculitits. Organ and tissue damage, even death could result from the shortage of blood. Vasculitis could be short term (acute) or long term (chronic) and it could be so severe that the tissues and organs supplied by ... more
Usually affecting the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection. Diphtheria, which may additionally infect the skin, commonly results in a sore throat, swollen glands, weakness and fever. But the hallmark sign is a thick, gray covering in the back of the throat that could cause difficulty breathing.
Diphtheria used to be a leading cause of death among children many years ago but ... more
Tinea versicolor is characterized by patchy, small discoloration of the skin as a result of a fungal infection. This common disease is also called pityriasis versicolor.
This condition, which is likely to recur in humid and warm weather, is treated with special shampoos, lotions and antifungal creams, but skin color does not regain its homogeneity until some weeks after successful treatment when repigmentation ... more
The rare neurological disorder that impairs the body's involuntary (autonomic) functions such as digestion, heart rate, blood pressure and bladder function is known as multiple system atrophy (MSA), formerly called Shy-Drager syndrome. This condition shares many Parkinson's disease-like symptoms, like poor balance, slowness of movement and muscle rigidity.
Multiple system atrophy affects more men than women, and it is a ... more