Inflammation of the vagina called vaginitis could cause itching, pain and discharge. A change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection might result in vaginitis, this condition may even result from reduced estrogen levels after menopause. The most common kinds of vaginitis are the followings:
Overgrowth of one of various organisms normally found in the vagina that disturb the ... more
The burning sensation in the chest just behind the breastbone is called heartburn. Usually, when lying down or bending over, the pain of heartburn gets worse.
An occasional heartburn is quite common and is no cause for alarm. With lifestyle changes and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn on their own.
However, when heartburn is more frequent and interferes with daily routine, it ... more
The patent foramen ovale is a small, flap-like opening, present in normal fetal growth between the right and left upper chambers of the heart (right atrium and left atrium). This opening often closes within the first or second year of the baby’s life. However, in at least one out of four people, it stays open for the patient’s whole life. The foramen ovale referred to as patent foramen ovale (PFO), might allow blood to flow from ... more
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease. It is marked by flu-like symptoms that progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome could be caused by several types of hantavirus. Several types of rodents carry these viruses, especially the deer mouse. Infection occurs when someone breathes air infected with hantaviruses that are shed in rodent droppings and urine. ... more
When the blood flow to a certain area of the body is interrupted it will result in the decay and death of tissue, a condition called gangrene. A bacterial infection is also involved in some types of gangrene. Although gangrene could occur in muscles and internal organs, but it usually affects the extremities, including toes, fingers and limbs.
In case someone has diabetes or atherosclerosis, which are conditions that could ... more
This condition (ingrown toenail) is a common condition that occurs when a corner or a side of one of the toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe (usually affects the big toe).
One can usually take care of ingrown toenails on their own. Yet, doctor can take steps to relieve the discomfort and help in avoiding complications of an ingrown toenail in case the pain is severe or spreading.
One is at high risk of complications from an ... more