When the valve between the heart's upper left chamber (left atrium) and the lower left chamber (left ventricle) doesn't close properly, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) occurs. The valve's flaps bulge (prolapse) upward or back into the atrium when the left ventricle contracts. In a condition called mitral valve regurgitation, mitral valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium.
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Scleroderma is a condition that literally means "hardened skin". Limited scleroderma, which is also called CREST syndrome, is one of the subtypes of scleroderma.
Limited scleroderma could affect the digestive tract and cause serious heart and lung disorders, but the skin changes that are associated with it occur only in the lower arms and legs, and in some cases, on the throat and face.
In some cases, CREST syndrome could ... more
The muscles and tendons in the shoulder make up the rotator cuff. These muscles and tendons connect the upper arm bone with the shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of the upper arm bone firmly in the shoulder socket. The greatest range of motion of any joint in the body is the result of this combination.
Any type of irritation or damage to the rotator cuff muscles or tendons is included in a rotator cuff injury. Falling; ... more
Dehydration is a condition in which the body loses more fluids and liquids than it takes in and thus doesn’t have enough water to perform its natural functions.
Intense diarrhea, vomiting, fever and excessive sweating are all common causes of dehydration. Also, insufficient incoming water in hot weather or exercise might also cause dehydration. Anyone is apt to have dehydration, but children, older adults and people with ... more
In this condition a person experiences a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind the knee, which gets worse when they fully extend their knee, or when they’re active.
A problem with the knee joint, such as arthritis or a cartilage tear could result in a Baker’s cyst. Both of these conditions will cause the knee to produce too much fluid, leading to a Baker’s cyst. Also called a popliteal cyst, every one in five people ... more
Milia are the complexion problem in which tiny white bumps appear across the baby's nose and chin.
Those tiny white bumps are most common among newborns, despite the fact that milia can develop at any age. As a matter of fact, about half of all babies develop milia. To prevent milia, there is little someone can do. The best treatment is usually none at all if the baby has ... more