Depression Causes And Symptoms

Depression Causes And Symptoms

Depression is one of the most rapidly growing diseases in the modern world. It is not defined as a condition any more but as a disease. This is actually due to the fact that depression not only affects the mind and mental well being of a person but has physical repercussions as well. (more…)

13 Dry Skin Causes And Symptoms

Dry skin is known as Xeroderma in medical terms. It is a far more common problem than we know it to be because it affects more than 50 percent of the world’s population. The skin is made up of two primary components i.e. fatty tissue and protein. The fatty tissue known as lipids is what offers protection to the skin from external factors. Due to any number of reasons, this layer of lipids may get diminished or even completely [...]

Erectile Dysfunction Causes And Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction Causes And Symptoms

Erectile dysfunction is one the leading problems facing the male population of the world these days. It is also referred to as impotence in layman’s terms. It basically refers to the inability of a person to achieve an erection of the penis in a sexual situation. Contrary to popular belief, a man is said to have erectile dysfunction even when he can get an erection but is unable to sustain it for more than a few seconds. (more…)

9 Urinary Tract Infection Causes And Symptoms

Urinary tract infections are perhaps one of the most commonly reported problems, especially in modern times. The urinary tract is composed of many different organs and body parts. These include the kidneys (which help in filtration of bodily fluids), the bladder (which stores the urine when it is eliminated from the kidneys) and the urethra (which is the main outlet pipe for urine excretion). A urinary tract infection can be defined as an infection that affects all or any of [...]

Ovarian Cancer Causes And Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer Causes And Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the fastest growing types of cancer in the world. As the name suggests, this type of cancer only affects women. The ovaries are the most important component of the female reproductive system. Ovaries exist as a pair of small almond sized organs in the lower abdominal region of a woman’s body. (more…)

11 Causes And Symptoms Of Gout

Gout is a medical condition that not many people are aware about. It is basically a situation where the body is not able to completely break down and absorb uric acid that runs in the blood stream. This causes a lack of metabolism of the acid which can be very harmful for the physical state.This can lead to huge quantities of unabsorbed uric acid to be present in the body that can then go on to settle in the muscles, [...]

Cold And Flu Causes And Symptoms

The common cold is by far the most commonly reported illness all around the world. There is no bar on age, race and sex when it comes to a person who catches the common cold. Another very similar problem to the common cold is called influenza. Both medical conditions are basically viral infections that affect the respiratory system of the body especially the throat and chest. The difference between the two is very little because the causes and symptoms are [...]

13 Causes And Symptoms Of Pink Eye

Pinkeye is a very common medical problem that is known to affect the eyes. It is also known as Conjunctivitis in medical terms. The name “pinkeye” for the problem is derived from the fact that the eyes take on a peculiar reddish-pink appearance. The main part of the eyes that is affected during pinkeye is the conjunctiva. This is a very delicate and thin lining that covers our eyes as protection against foreign bodies like dust and grit. Conjunctivitis can [...]

10 Hernia Causes And Symptoms

A hernia can be described as a the bulging out of an organ or similar body part through any weakness in the walls of the region that it exists in. most common areas for hernias to occur are the abdominal cavity as well as the genital region. The hernia that occurs poses no danger to the person on its own but it can cause other side effects that can be serious conditions. When an organ bulges out of any [...]

11 High Blood Pressure Causes And Symptoms

Blood pressure is the measurement which denotes the pressure of blood circulation in the body. It has two levels of reading and is symbolized as 00/00 mmHG. The rate of blood pressure that is considered normal in medical terms is 120/80. The upper reading is called systolic pressure which is the pressure of blood when it is pumped into the arteries by the heart and then into the rest of the body.  The lower reading is called diastolic pressure [...]

11 Causes And Symptoms Of Kidney Failure

Kidneys are the most organs in the human body. They can be referred to as the sewage filtration plant of the body. Kidneys are made up of two identical sacs that are located towards the rear of the body, usually straddling each side of the back bone. They are placed in the abdominal cavity. Kidney function is essential for liquid waste excretion as well maintaining balance of electrolytes. Electrolytes include sodium and potassium and the kidneys are the main organ [...]

Dengue Fever Causes And Symptoms

Dengue fever has been known to be a fast growing disease that has especially seen a spurt since the middle of the last century. It is primarily a disease that is common in tropical countries but that does not mean that it cannot rear its ugly head in other regions as well. Dengue fever is a medical condition that is caused by a host of different viral bodies. (more…)

11 Graves Disease Causes And Symptoms

Graves’ disease is a very commonly occurring but little known problem. It is a medical condition which involves the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small organ shaped like a butterfly which is wrapped around the windpipe in the throat. This organ is instrumental in the production of all types of hormones in the body. It usually takes instructions from the pituitary gland which is situated in the brain. The pituitary gland produces a certain chemical called TSH which [...]

12 Heart Disease Causes And Symptoms

Heart disease or cardiac problem is one of the leading causes of deaths around the world. The heart is central to our very existence as living beings. Heart disease has been a known medical condition since time immemorial. But these days it is becoming a lot more common than it was before. This is mainly due to the changing lifestyle where we are becoming less physically active. Poor dietary habits are also contributing to the rise in incidence of [...]

Fevers Causes, Symptoms And Types

Fevers Causes, Symptoms And Types

  Fever is also known as Pyrexia in medical terms. It is a very common medical condition that can be a problem by itself or be a side effect of another more serious issue. Fever can very simply be defined as an above normal temperature reading of the body. There are different ranges of normal body temperature according to the site that it is being taken at. (more…)

10 Causes And Types Of Shingles

Shingles is a medical condition that is very painful and uncomfortable. It is known to be caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox as well. It is called varicella virus and is known as herpes zoster varicella when it causes shingles. Most people get chickenpox before they enter adulthood. (more…)

Common Causes, Symptoms And Types Of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the single most widespread form of cancer in the human population. Cancer can be defined as the growth and multiplication of cancerous cells in any part of the body. Such growth cannot be controlled and can spread to any and all parts of the body. (more…)

Digestive Disorders Causes, Symptoms And Types

Digestive Disorders Causes, Symptoms And Types

The digestive system is one of the most important parts of the human body. It consists of the stomach bag, the small and large intestine, the bladder and the upper parts of the excretory region. Some doctors also consider the liver to be a part of the digestive system because it produces bile, the main digestive liquid. (more…)

Allergies Causes, Symptoms And Types

Allergies Causes, Symptoms And Types

Allergies are one of the most common medical conditions that affect the human population. An allergy is basically a chemical response of the body when it is faced with something that it mistakenly taken to be harmful. This substance may or may not be harmful but the body’s defense mechanism goes on high alert. Such allergy causing substances are called allergens and can be found everywhere in nature. (more…)

Lung Cancer Causes, Symptoms And Types

Lung Cancer Causes, Symptoms And Types

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. It has been found to cause more deaths around the world than brain tumors, colon cancer and breast cancer. This is probably due to the modern age pollutants that the human body is exposed to. The lungs are one of the most important organs in the body and constitute as the major part of the respiratory system. (more…)

Gallstones Causes, Sympto

Gallstones Causes, Symptoms And Types

Gallstones are categorized as a type of digestive disease. These are actually small stone like formations in the gall bladder. The gall bladder is also referred to as the bile duct because this where the bile is stored. Bile is a liquid made up of several chemicals that helps in digestion. It is produced in the liver and then flows through various bile canals in to the intestine and the gall bladder. (more…)

Hepatitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Hepatitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Hepatitis is a medical condition that affects the liver. The term is derived from the word “hepat” which means liver in Greek and “itis” which means a disease or disorder. Hepatitis is a widely encompassing term which refers to any type of swelling and inflammation in the liver. The liver is one the most important organs as well as the biggest in the human body. (more…)

Conjunctivitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Conjunctivitis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Conjunctivitis is a medical condition that affects the eyes. The white part of the eyes is protected by a fine and delicate membrane called the conjunctiva. This membrane also lines the eyelids from within to create a cushion between the eyes and the eyelids and prevent friction. (more…)

14 Asthma Symptoms And Types

Asthma is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the respiratory organs. It is characterized by the inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. The bronchial tubes are the wind pipes or the main airways through which oxygen is inhaled into our body. Such inflammation of the airways may or may not be accompanied by excessive mucus formation. The inflammation narrows the windpipes while the mucus blocks them even further. This can result in difficulty in breathing and great [...]

13 Hypertension Symptoms And Types

High blood pressure is also known as Hypertension in medical terms. It is one of the most common medical conditions that the modern human population suffers from. The normal blood pressure range for the average human being is 120/80 mm Hg. Anything over 140/90 mm Hg is considered to be a hypertensive state. The blood pressure measurement can be divided into two; systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. The first or top measurement is the pressure that is [...]

Arthritis Causes, Symptoms And Types

Arthritis is a medical condition marked by mild to severe inflammation of any or all joints in the body. A joint can be defined as the juncture of two separate bones. Such joints include the knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, shoulders and arms and even the fingers and toes. The joints are not just the meeting point of two bones but also that of muscles and other tissue. The bones cannot just attach themselves to each other. They need the help [...]