Also known as a tonic-clonic seizure, a grand mal seizure includes violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. When people think about seizures in general, this is the one that they usually picture.
Abnormal electrical activity throughout the brain causes grand mal seizure. Sometimes a stroke, extremely low blood sugar or other health problems could cause this type of seizure. But mostly, epilepsy is the cause of ... more
When a milk duct beneath the nipple becomes blocked or clogged, mammary duct ectasia occurs. Mammary duct ectasia is not a sign of or a risk factor for breast cancer, though it's normal to worry about changes in the breasts.
In women in their 40s and 50s, mammary duct ectasia affects as many as one in four women during or after menopause. Some women may have nipple discharge and tenderness or inflammation near the nipple ... more
A rare illness that affects the lymph nodes and other immune-cell structures of the body is referred to as Castleman disease.
Castleman disease is classified as a lymphoproliferative disorder meaning that it involves a proliferation or overgrowth of lymphatic cells. It is also known as giant lymph node hyperplasia and angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia. Though Castleman disease is similar to cancers of the lymphatic system ... more
This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:
Golfer’s ... more
The disorder that results from a defect in chromosome 22 is called DiGeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome); the poor development of many body systems is the result of this syndrome. Heart defects, a cleft palate, poor function of the parathyroid glands and behavioral disorders, and poor immune system function all are medical problems related to DiGeorge syndrome.
There’s an immense difference between the number and ... more
The nausea that occurs during pregnancy is called morning sickness. Since morning sickness can strike at any time of the day or night, the name "morning sickness" can be considered a misnomer.
An estimated 50 to 90% of pregnant women may be affected by morning sickness. For some women, morning sickness lingers throughout pregnancy, though the condition is most common during the first trimester. Although various home remedies ... more