Some people who experience polio when they are young might have post-polio syndrome (PPS) after years.
Polio was once considered to be the most dangerous disease causing paralysis and even death. Soon after polio reached its peak in the early 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine was introduced and greatly decreased polio’s spread. Nowadays, paralytic polio occurs in few people in developed countries, and it's because of polio ... more
The most common cause of fainting is vasovagal syncope. When someone’s body reacts to such triggers as extreme emotional distress and the sight of blood in an exaggerated way, this condition occurs. A sudden drop in the heart rate and blood pressure will be caused by the trigger, which will reduce blood flow to the brain and cause the person to briefly lose consciousness. To rule out more-serious causes of fainting such as heart ... more
The small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth at the base of the gums, inside the cheeks or lips, and under the tongue are referred to as canker sores or aphthous ulcers. Canker sores are not contagious, and they don't occur on the surface of the lips, unlike cold sores. However, they can make talking and even eating difficult because they can be very painful.
In a week or two, most canker sores ... more
Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system in some cases are associated with some types of cancers like lung, breast or ovarian cancer, and they are considered rare disorders. There is some proof that some of these disorders occur when cancer-fighting antibodies mistakenly attack normal cells in the nervous system. Statistically, less than 1% of people who have cancer experience paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system. ... more
Thyroid cancer indicates the presence of a cancerous tumor in the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam's apple and is in charge of the regulation of blood pressure, heartbeat rate, temperature and weight, through the hormones that it produces.
Thyroid cancer is a less common type of cancer. However, its rate is increasing due to the improvement of technology that allows physicians to detect small cancers that were not ... more
The muscles and ligaments (pelvic floor) that support the bladder, uterus, colon and small intestine could be weakened due to childbirth and aging, causing one or more of these organs to drop or prolapse. One of the conditions that results from this is an enterocele.
When the small intestine, also called small bowel, drops into the lower pelvic cavity and protrudes into the vagina creating a bulge, an enterocele occurs, which ... more