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.

What is Schistosomiasis and How Is it Contracted?

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by the Schistosoma parasite. This condition is also known as bilharziasis. According to biological classification, the parasite in question is a trematode, a kind of worm. Global data on the distribution of the disease…

Overcome Colds at Home without Medication

In this article, we’d like to share our six tips to overcome colds at home without medication. You can relieve these common viral infections by following some simple guidelines, the home remedy of your choice and, above all, much-needed rest.…

What do You Know About Vaginal Yeast Infections?

What you may not know about vaginal yeast infections is that they’re caused by a fungus within the Candida genus. One of the most common species responsible for these infections is Candida albicans. This fungus is usually found in different…

Testicular Torsion: Symptoms and Causes

Testicular torsion is a condition that occurs when the spermatic cord, which holds the testicles in the scrotum, twists. This interrupts the blood supply to the testicles and surrounding tissue. The testicles are glands that produce sperm. They’re egg-shaped and…

Degenerative Joint Disease: Causes and Treatment

Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis, encompasses disorders that affect hyaline cartilage and subchondral bones. It also causes pain, inflammation and prevents normal movements. After all, cartilage is the tissue responsible for covering the ends of these bones and is…

Everything You Need to Know About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a type of disability caused by a brain injury. This injury limits the person’s activity because it affects both mobility and posture. In Spain, for example, it’s estimated that one in every five hundred babies has cerebral…

Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Urinary tract infections in children are quite common. Typically, these infections occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract, bladder, and/or kidneys. It’s necessary to see a doctor to start treatment as soon as possible if symptoms are present. This article…

Knee Dislocation Causes and Treatment

A dislocation is an injury in which the components within a joint move or separate. In the case of knee dislocation, the femur and tibia separate and must return to their regular position. Generally, this only affects the bones. However,…

Habits to Help you Cope with Sleep Apnea

A restful night’s sleep is important when it comes to enjoying a good quality of life. However, some disorders prevent people from getting good rest. One of these disorders is sleep apnea. In the long run, this affects a person’s…

Posterior Cortical Atrophy Diagnosis and Treatment

Posterior cortical atrophy is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects a person’s vision. People either lose it entirely or just partially. Loss of memory is also a symptom that’s often present. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at this disorder…

What’s Addison’s Disease?

Typically, to talk about Addison’s disease is to talk about adrenal insufficiency. First of all, it’s important to know that this disease is very uncommon. After all, the incidence, or new cases, is only 0.83 per hundred thousand people. Thus,…

What’s Vascular Dementia?

Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease. It accounts for between 10 and 20% of cases. Like all dementias, it’s characterized by cognitive impairment. This refers to the loss or deterioration of some mental…

Tooth Decay: What Causes Dental Cavities?

Dental cavities are, essentially, tooth decay. Many different factors can contribute to the development of tooth decay. However, it is mostly related to diet, bacteria, and saliva components. Dental cavities first damage the enamel, the superficial layer of the tooth.…

Vulvar Pain: What You Should Know

Vulvar pain is a burning, throbbing sensation that results from inflammation in a woman’s genital area. Unfortunately, it afflicts about 16% of the female population. Today we’d like to tell you about this condition so you can identify its symptoms…

Multiple Pilomatrixoma Syndrome

Multiple pilomatrixoma syndrome is a fairly rare syndrome. Typically, a pilomatrixoma is a benign tumor that appears in the cells of the hair matrix. There are no conclusive data about the incidence of multiple pilomatrixoma. There are already large gaps…

Pituitary Adenomas: Causes and Symptoms

Pituitary adenomas are abnormal growths of cells within the pituitary gland. They attach to the hypothalamus by a thread of nerves and blood vessels. Most pituitary adenomas are benign and slow-growing. Doctors can identify them because they either remain inside…

Dental Abscesses and How to Treat Them

Dental abscesses are a fairly common medical condition, and they can happen at any age. It’s important to address and treat them as soon as possible to prevent complications. Basically, a dental abscess is an infection that takes place in the teeth…

Four Ways Depression Affects Your Brain

Sometimes, it might seem like depression is a purely emotional condition that only affects your mood and feelings. However, those who suffer can also have physical and chemical changes in the brain. Not only does it affect their mental health,…