Health A-Z

  • May 12, 2014 8:48 AM

    Pes anserine bursitis: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammatory condition of pes anserine bursa of knee joint, involving the medial (the region facing the other knee) or inferio-medial aspect (same region but slightly below) of knee. But to understand the concept behind pes anserine bursitis, you should be having clear cut knowledge about the normal anatomy and physiology of pes anserine bursa.

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  • May 10, 2014 7:39 AM

    Thin endometrial lining: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    This article provides a detailed overview of causes, signs, diagnostic tests and treatment options for thin endometrial lining, which is a condition affecting lots of women around the world.

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  • May 9, 2014 8:09 AM

    Narcolepsy: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and drowsiness. It is basically a neurological disorder that disturbs the brain’s ability to regulate sleep-wake cycle. People with narcolepsy have trouble falling asleep at night while they suffer from irresistible episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. Such sleep attacks are sudden and may occur during any time of the day or during work. If you find a person falling asleep in the middle of talking, eating or any other activity you should suspect that he might be suffering from narcolepsy. Brain controls our sleep in the form of well developed cyclic pattern.

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  • May 6, 2014 5:50 PM

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and is also known as irritable or spastic colon. It is a functional disorder affecting the functions of the gastrointestinal tract without any abnormality of the structure.

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  • May 5, 2014 4:40 AM

    Bipolar disorder: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    You might have heard about bipolar disorder. But what is bipolar disorder? How can you find out whether you have bipolar disorder or not? This article will help you in this matter; it will cover all the necessary details regarding bipolar disorder.

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  • April 27, 2014 7:36 AM

    20 Ways to Treat Sore Throat

    Sore throat is a so common condition that you might have experienced at least once in your life. This condition is so irritating that you can’t do even routine chores properly. But what is sore throat from the medical point of view? Sore throat is usually an irritation, pain or inflammation of the throat whose culprit can either be viral or bacterial infection.

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  • April 25, 2014 12:13 AM

    20 signs that you might be suffering from AIDS

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is responsible for causing Acquired immunity deficiency syndrome (AIDS) - the greater havoc ever known to human beings. According to recent surveys, almost 35.3 million people are globally living with this fatal condition. And since its discovery it caused 36 million deaths worldwide. One fact that makes AIDS a terrifying illness is that no effective cure has yet been discovered.

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  • April 2, 2014 12:35 AM

    Leishmaniasis: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the parasites inside human body. These parasites are Protozoans and belong to the genus Leishmania

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  • March 27, 2014 2:14 AM

    Fifth disease: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Fifth disease is a mild illness also known as erythema infectiosum. This disease is of viral origin and is more common in children than in adults. This disease is also known by several conventional names like slap cheek, slap face, slapped face or slapped cheek syndrome. In Hungary this illness is called butterfly pox. In Japan this disease is known as apple sickness.

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  • March 24, 2014 10:48 AM

    All you need to know about facial nerve palsy

    Facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. Its motor fibers originate in the brainstem between the medulla and pons and enter a bony canal in the skull known as internal auditory canal (IAC). It exits the skull in front of the ear to finally reach the facial muscles, where is splits into several branches.

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  • March 11, 2014 6:00 AM

    Hemorrhoids: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are the blood vessels located in the walls of anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy and they are located at the point where arteries merge with veins. One thing that should be noted here is that although hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy, but most of the people and care professionals refer to them as an abnormal finding. That’s because hemorrhoids remain undetected until they swell and cause pain.

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  • March 9, 2014 8:07 AM

    How doctors diagnose hemorrhoids?

    Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen, painful and inflamed veins of lower rectum. It is a very common condition. Almost 50% adults of middle age suffer from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are not a life threatening condition because a number of effective treatment options are available for curing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids develop when the pressure on rectal veins increases. The rectal veins have the tendency to stretch when pressure is put on them but continuous pressure on rectal walls causes prolapsed, swollen and inflamed veins.

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