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.

Learn All about World AIDS Day

For the past 31 years, each December 1 has marked World AIDS Day. This day has the goal of publicizing the progress against HIV/AIDS and of raising awareness of the importance of preventing and adequately treating this pandemic. The theme…

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…

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…

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’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…