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Panic Attacks

Definition A panic attack is a condition where a person has a strong feeling of fear which is spontaneous and intense. It usually lasts less than an hour with several physical symptoms. These episodes can be repetitive, usually twice a week, when the person is said to have a panic disorder. Although a tendency to […]

Depression: A Common Occurrence in Anorexia Nervosa

Depression is an illness which can affect any of us at any time in our lives and it is often one of the symptoms the sufferer of anorexia nervosa has to contend with. Depression can bring on a number of different symptoms and you may have a few of them but it is very rare […]

Genital Warts

What are genital warts? Genital warts are skin outgrowths in and around the genitals. The condition is caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Sexually active men and women are therefore most likely to contract the infection. It is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD).  If genital warts are seen in children, […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disease of the ovaries in which there is a hormonal imbalance which affects the ability to conceive but also impacts on other systems throughout the body. It is marked by higher than normal androgen (male hormone) levels in females. The condition is seen primarily […]

Paranoid Personality Disorder

Definition Paranoid personality disorder is a mental health condition marked by suspicion and distrust that has no correlation with any situation or experience either past or present. They are suspicious of the motives of others and prone to the development of overvalued ideas. They may be excessively self reliant and self isolatory and often quarrel […]

Female Sexual Act – Arousal, Erection, Lubrication and Orgasm

There are many misconceptions about female sexual health and act. The processes involved in arousal, facilitation of the act and orgasm is not significantly different from men, albeit the difference in the sex organs among the genders. Differences do, however, also lie in the psyche of men and women, cultural perceptions, social impact, personal inhibitions […]

Aneurysm

What is an aneurysm? Localized bulging of the blood vessels due to thinning of the wall is known as aneurysm. The most common sites of aneurysms are the brain (cerebral aneurysm) and the aorta (thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm). Aortic aneurysms (both thoracic and abdominal aortic) usually do not produce symptoms apart from occasional pain […]

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Definition Heart attack (also known as myocardial infarction) is defined as the irreversible damage or death of some of the heart muscle caused by insufficient blood supply to the heart. A heart attack could further lead to cardiogenic shock, a condition in which the heart is damaged so much that it can no longer supply […]

German Measles (Rubella)

Definition German measles, also called rubella, is a highly contagious but mild viral infection. Rubella is marked by a typical red rash present for three days giving the condition its name, three-day measles. Though rubella and measles (rubeola) have a similar red rash, both are different from each other in many ways. Rubella and measles […]

Fight Breast Cancer with Early Detection and Prevention

It is a widely accepted fact that breast cancer and genetics have a definite connection, but even if breast cancer runs in your family, you can still have some control over some of the environmental or lifestyle factors that can increase or decrease your risks. First of all, leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce your […]

Pneumonia

Definition Pneumonia is a respiratory disease that is where there is inflammation of the lungs. Most cases of pneumonia are due to infections that can be bacterial, viral or fungal in origin. Often the symptoms appear following a common cold or sore throat and responds well to treatment often resolving within one or two weeks. […]

Drug addiction

Addicted to drugs People usually start off using drugs as a way to escape the problems of daily life, drugs make them feel better, happier, remove worries for a short time and generally make the person feel on top of the world. Using drugs however has serious consequences on a person’s health and more and […]

Hyperthyroidism

Definition Hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid, is defined as a condition in which the thyroid gland produces and releases abnormally high amounts of thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland produces two important hormones – T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). The pituitary gland in the brain stimulates the production of thyroid hormones by releasing a hormone […]

Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome

What is Papillon-Lefevre syndrome? Papillon Lefevre syndrome is a disorder characterized by excessive production of keratin on the palms and soles in combination with severe periodontal destruction. The condition leads extensive damage to the periodontium (the tissue that surround and support the teeth) and early loss of milkand permanent dentition. The disease is very rare […]

Ovarian Cancer

Definition Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumor in a single ovary, or both. Ovaries are the female reproductive organ which houses and releases egg cells. The ovaries also secrete certain hormones which regulate menstruation. Therefore the cancer which invades health ovarian tissue also compromises these functions of the ovary. The risk with ovarian cancer, as […]

Myalgia (Muscle Pain)

Definition Myalgia or myodynia is the medical term for pain in the muscles. Overall muscle pain is a common symptom which is experienced by every person many times in life. Muscle pain which is short lasting is usually relieved by simple analgesic treatment. In most instances it is due to overuse and strain. However, in […]

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