Illnesses

In this section you’ll find a wide variety of information on the major health issues of the human body. Diseases, illnesses, disorders of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and women’s health issues… Each one has certain symptoms you need to know, and we’ll also provide you with the latest in treatment and research.

How the Flu Affects the Body

Influenza is a viral disease that’s also seasonal. Many have suffered from it before and know how the flu affects the body due to their experience with it. Certain bodily mechanisms activate against infection and are to blame for the…

Thyroid Nodules: Symptoms and Causes

Thyroid nodules are cell growths in the thyroid gland in the form of lumps or swellings. Some of them are detectable by simple palpation, although many of the nodules are small and can’t be palpated in the neck. Thyroid nodules…

Why Urinary Tract Infections Occur

To understand why urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur, it’s important to first define what this type of infection is. In the same way, it’s essential to understand what the predisposing factors are. A urinary tract infection is an infection that…

What Are Pubic Lice (Crabs) and How Do They Spread?

“Crabs” are the common slang name for pubic lice. They’re small insects that live in the pubic hair of humans. This condition is considered a sexually transmitted disease, although that isn’t the only way they can be transmitted. Experts estimate…

Why We Catch Colds

A cold is one of the most common diseases. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons for consultation with family doctors. Also, it’s one of the reasons for work and school absences. However, do you know why people…

Loss of Consciousness: Why it Happens

Loss of consciousness is also known as fainting. Basically, a loss of consciousness is a disconnect with reality. The person who suffers it loses perception of what’s around them and the perception of themselves. The basic mechanism that’s common to…

Hematospermia or Blood in the Semen

Hematospermia, also called hemospermia, is the medical term used to describe the presence of blood in the men’s semen. When it occurs, it usually alarms and worries the sufferer. It’s more common than many people believe and can occur at…

Skin Problems Caused by Stress

The skin is the body’s largest organ. As such, it can easily make many health problems visible, such as stress, which can lead to skin problems related to stress. The skin: A mirror of your health Unlike other organs and systems…

Herpes Keratitis, What Is It?

Herpes keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea caused by an infection from a virus in the Herpes family. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil. When it gets damaged, it…

Hypermagnesemia – High Magnesium Levels

Hypermagnesemia happens when there’s an overly high concentration of magnesium in the blood. The normal value of this element in an adult is 1.5 to 2.5 mEq/L. Doctors diagnose a person as having this condition when they exceed the above…

Celiac Disease in Children and Teenagers

Celiac disease is what we commonly know as “gluten intolerance,” and it often afflicts children and teenagers. Unfortunately, celiac disease is one of the most common digestive disorders. Estimates indicate that it’s present in a large part of the world’s…

Tungiasis: Symptoms and Treatment

Tungiasis is an ectoparasitosis. In other words, it’s a parasitic disease. It’s caused by the flea Tunga penetrans. This is an insect smaller than 0.03 inches that attaches to the skin and produces intense itching. It mainly attacks the feet.…

What You Need to Know about Uterine Polyps

Uterine polyps are protuberances that grow in the inner wall of the uterus. They have different sizes, ranging from a few to several inches. Some can even reach the size of a golf ball. Experts don’t yet know how widespread…

What’s Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a skin disorder that causes redness and itching. It’s more common in children. However, it can manifest at any age. It’s generally chronic, but can go away for certain periods and then come…

Thrombocytosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Thrombocytosis is a disease that’s characterized by a considerable increase in blood platelets. The normal platelet count is between 150,000 and 450,000 per microliter of blood. If it is slightly above or below, it’s still normal. If they exceed that…

Corticotropin – Characteristics and Effects

Corticotropin, also called adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), is a polypeptide hormone made up of 39 amino acids. Produced daily in small amounts (about 10 mg) by the pituitary gland, it stimulates the adrenal glands. Thus, ACTH stimulates two of the three areas…

What is Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?

Sometimes, the ovaries stop working normally before age 40. This anomaly is a type of early menopause, also known as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI), or premature ovarian failure. In the most extreme cases, this problem can even begin in adolescence…

The Glycemic Index – Description and Uses

The glycemic index is a method created specifically to classify foods according to the impact they have on blood glucose. That is an attempt to measure how a particular food affects the sugar levels present in a person’s blood system.…

Physical Pain and Anxiety, and Their Relationship

Physical pain and anxiety are symptoms that often go hand in hand. According to a report by the American Psychiatric Association at their 161st Congress, 60% of patients with anxiety also suffer from physical pain. In addition, there’s also depression…

Paget’s Disease – Everything You Need to Know

Paget’s disease is a disease that affects the bones, altering their characteristics and functionality. Thus, bone structures can vary in terms of consistency, density, and even size. It’s also called deforming osteitis. Recently, researchers proved that it affects certain bones…