People with schizoid personality disorder are usually loners with a profound inability to connect with others and form personal relationships because they avoid social activities and consistently shy away from interaction with others.
People with this disorder are usually ignored in social settings, and they may appear withdrawn, humorless or dull to others. They may appear indifferent to what's going on around them, and ... more
A seborrheic keratosis appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back, with a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Multiple growths are quite common, but in some cases, it may appear singly.
One of the most common types of noncancerous skin growths in older adults is seborrheic keratosis. As a matter of fact, at some point in their lives, most people develop at least one seborrheic keratosis. Even ... more
The saliva of infected animals can spread a deadly virus to people called rabies that is usually transmitted through a bite.
Foxes, skunks, bats, rats, coyotes and raccoons are the animals that are most likely to transmit rabies. Rabies is most likely to be spread to people by stray dogs in developing countries of Southeast Asia and Africa.
Vaccines are given to any person who may have a risk of contracting ... more
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a complex state in which one or more tumors form in the patient’s pancreas or in the upper part of the patient’s small intestine (duodenum). These tumors secrete large amounts of a hormone which causes huge production of acid by the patient’s stomach. The development of peptic ulcers is the eventual result of the excess acid.
Even though the average age at diagnosis is 50, but the ... more
When there’s a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel to make the heart beat, bundle branch block occurs, which is usually a sign of another underlying heart problem and develops in people who appear healthy.
The electrical impulses that make the heart beat could be slowed or blocked due to injury or damage to the heart muscle or blockage of a blood vessel in the heart. This interference could cause ... more
Also called leiomyomas, fibromyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are noncancerous, don't increase a person's chances of developing uterine cancer and almost never turn cancerous. They usually appear during the childbearing years of a woman. Women usually aren't aware that they have uterine fibroids because this condition usually doesn't cause any signs or symptoms. Almost three out of four women will have uterine fibroids at ... more