Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders that can cause vertigo.
A person's sudden sensation of unsteadiness or that their surroundings are moving is called vertigo.
One of the characteristics of this disease is brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness associated with specific changes in the position of the head. Usually, this sensation occurs when a person sits up in the morning, turn over ... more
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
Ataxia, which is the lack of muscle coordination during voluntary movements, such as walking or picking up objects, is usually a sign of an underlying condition, and can affect someone's movements, ability to swallow, eye movements and speech.
Alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and many other conditions can cause ataxia. But persistent ataxia is usually caused by damage to the cerebellum, which is the ... more
The slow-growing type of cancer that can arise in several places throughout the body is referred to as carcinoid tumors. In the lungs and in the gastrointestinal tract (small intestine, stomach, rectum, colon, appendix), are where carcinoid tumors usually appear. However, carcinoid tumors can begin in other organs as well, including the testes and ovaries.
Until late in the disease, carcinoid tumors rarely cause signs and ... more
When the clear dome-shaped surface of the eye, the cornea, thins out and starts to form cone-shaped bulge in the front of the eye, keratoconus occurs.
A cone-shaped cornea causes headaches from eyestrain, blurred vision and may cause increased sensitivity to light and glare.
Usually, keratoconus begins during puberty or late teens, and then progresses over about 10 years. This disease usually affects both ... more
When osteoarthritis develops in the joint at the wrist and the base of the thumb (the basal, or carpometacarpal (CMC), joint), it is a condition called thumb arthritis or basal joint arthritis.
This condition may lead to difficulties in performing daily tasks such are turning door knobs, decreased strength and range of motion, pain and swelling.
While severe cases need surgery, less intense cases are treated by splints, medications ... more