Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. This obstruction can result from several condition, but it’s most frequently the outcome of fibrous bands of tissue in the intestine (adhesions), hernias or tumors.
Intestinal obstruction can cause an array of uncomfortable signs and symptoms, such as swelling, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Intestinal ... more
In case a part of the small intestine is surpassed and deprived from the normal flow of food and digestive juices, blind loop syndrome occurs.
Numerous problems may be caused by the bypassed portion of the intestine, which is known as the blind loop. Food ferments and encourages bacterial growth because it cannot pass through the loop. In turn, the bacteria interfere with the absorption of nutrients and often lead to diarrhea, weight ... more
The cancer that occurs in one of the salivary glands in the mouth, throat or neck is called salivary gland cancer. This type of cancer is rare.
A family history of salivary gland cancer, exposure to radiation and tobacco use could increase someone’s risk of this cancer. However, its exact cause is still not known.
People should pay attention to possible signs and symptoms, such as a painless lump, because ... more
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes the hepatitis B disease, which is a serious liver infection. Hepatitis B infection, also known as serum hepatitis, could become chronic in some people leading to cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer.
Even when the signs and symptoms are severe, most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully. A chronic hepatitis B ... more
When the uterus descends from its normal position in the pelvis farther down into the vagina, it is a condition called uterine prolapse. In normal cases, the muscles and ligaments that make up the pelvic floor hold the uterus in its place. However, when these ligaments and muscles become stretched and weakened, they won't provide an adequate support for the uterus. This will cause the uterus to descend into the vaginal canal. In most ... more
Inflammation of the skin is described by the general term dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis (eczema) and seborrheic dermatitis are some of the types of dermatitis. Although this condition can make a person feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, but it isn't life-threatening or contagious.
Usually, this disorder causes swollen, reddened and itchy skin, but it can have many causes and occur in many forms. Dermatitis could be ... more