Ganglion cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled lumps or cysts that mostly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists, hands or feet.
These cysts could develop either suddenly or gradually over time. Unfortunately, the exact cause of a ganglion cyst is still not known.
Mostly, ganglion cysts require no treatment, cause no pain and go away on their own. In case someone needs treatment because of pain, interference with ... more
The type of low blood pressure that occurs when someone stands up from sitting or lying down in called postural or orthostatic hypotension. A person may feel dizzy or lightheaded, and maybe even faint if he/she has this type of hypotension.
Although Orthostatic hypotension more commonly occurs in older adults, but it can occur in anyone. This condition is usually a mild one, lasting for a few seconds to a few minutes at ... more
A break or crack in a bone of the nose is known as a nasal fracture or a broken nose. It usually occurs in the bone over the bridge of the nose.
Motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma, physical fights, falls and contact sports are the most common causes of a broken nose.
Pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and under the eyes are some of the signs and symptoms of this condition. Additionally, breathing may become ... more
Severe physical reactions are triggered in an episode of panic attack, which is an episode of sudden, intense fear for no apparent reason and can be very frightening. In a panic attack, one can think he/she is losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. One may have a panic attack or two in his/her lifetime. The case transforms to what is called panic disorder when one is frequently experiencing panic attacks, and this is a type of ... more
When a kidney suddenly loses the ability of performing its main function, filtering and eliminating excess fluid and electrolytes as well as waste material from the blood, acute kidney failure occurs. In this case, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and waste compile in the body.
This failure is most common in people who are already hospitalized, particularly people who need intensive care. This condition usually occurs ... more
Taking gonadotropins, which are hormonal medications that stimulate the production of eggs in a woman’s ovaries, may result in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Irregular ovulation or infertility may be treated with these prescription injectable fertility medications. The ovaries become swollen and painful in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
A mild type of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome that disappears after ... more