A range of diseases that affect the heart, and in some cases the blood vessels, is described by the broad term heart disease. Diseases of the blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and congenital heart defects, which are heart defects that a person is born with, are some of the various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease.
"Cardiovascular disease" is a term that ... 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
Affecting both men and women, genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease. Pain, itching and sores in the genital area are some of the features of genital herpes.
A type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes genital herpes, which enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. The primary way that the virus spreads is sexual contact.
Genital herpes, which is a recurrent ... more
The digestive condition that is triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is found in pizza crust, cookies, bread, pasta and many other foods containing wheat, rye or barley, is referred to as celiac disease. Causing damage to the surface of the small intestine and inability to absorb certain nutrients, an immune reaction occurs in the small intestine when having celiac disease and the patient eats foods containing ... more
When a child resists having bowel movements causing impacted stool to collect in the colon and rectum, encopresis occurs, which is also called stool holding. When the child’s colon is full of impacted stool, liquid stool can leak around the impacted stool and out of the anus, staining the child’s underwear.
In some rare cases encopresis could be the result of developmental and emotional issues; however, it is ... more
Also called frontotemporal lobar degeneration, fontotemporal dementia is a general term for a diverse group of uncommon disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These are the areas that are generally associated with language, behavior and personality.
Portions of these lobes waste away (atrophy) or shrink in frontotemporal dementia. Depending on the portion of the brain that is affected, the ... more