When a man isn’t able to maintain a firm erection long enough to have sex, it means that he has erectile dysfunction. This common problem can occur at any age; however, it is more common in older men. Although having trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, however, if the problem is ongoing, it could affect self-esteem and cause relationship problems and stress.
In the past, erectile ... more
The tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee is called an ACL injury. The knee of a person with ACL injury may feel unstable or loose. If a person returns to sport too quickly, their knee may become too weak to function well.
The anterior cruciate ligament is especially susceptible to the demands of certain sports, such as basketball, football, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Despite the fact that an active lifestyle is ... more
When someone’s liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin, it means that they have a condition called Gilbert syndrome, also known as familial nonhemolytic jaundice and uconjugated benign bilirubinemia, which is a common and mild liver disorder. The breakdown of red blood cells produces billirubin. Most of the time, Gilbert syndrome does not pose serious complications and doesn't need ... more
Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding condition, which involves extended or excessive bleeding. One of the important components in the blood clotting process is the protein called von Willebrand factor. When this protein becomes impaired or is deficient, von Willebrand disease develops.
Forming blood clots and stopping bleeding when being cut usually takes longer for people with this disease. Preventing ... more
When pressure inside the skull (intracranial pressure) is increased without there being any specific reason behind it a condition known as pseudotumor cerebri (SOO-doh-too-mur SER-uh-bry) takes place. Symptoms are similar to those of a brain tumor but without a tumor’s existence. This condition most commonly takes place in obese women of childbearing age, even though it might affect children and adults as well.
If increased ... more
A patchwork of bright red skin on the baby’s bottom might be apparent indicating diaper rash which is a typical type of inflamed skin (dermatitis). Diaper rash may develop in most infants at some period, though it is more typically apparent after solid foods are added to the baby’s diet, when either the baby’s taking antibiotics or the breast-feeding mother has eaten certain foods. Ongoing wet or infrequently changed ... more