RSSArchive for October, 2008

Getting Help For Gall Stones

Getting Help For Gall Stones

You could be walking around with gall stones at this very moment without even realizing it. That’s because in many cases these deposits which form in your gallbladder do not cause any symptoms at all. In other cases, however, the patient is not so lucky. What are Gall Stones? A gall stone is a deposit, […]

Do I Have Tinea Versicolor?

Do I Have Tinea Versicolor?

Tinea versicolor is not a severe illness. Caused by a fungal infection, Tinea versicolor can cause changes in the coloration of parts of your skin. Besides being visually disturbing, there are no other serious complications you need to worry about. However, understanding the nature of the infection and appropriate treatment methods can ease your concern […]

Dealing With Painful Bunions

Dealing With Painful Bunions

We rely on our feet more than most of us imagine. However, a painful foot-related problem such as bunions can serve to remind us of the importance of good foot health. Although bunions are not a serious or permanent condition, they can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Here is more information about the cases […]

Can I Catch Ebola?

Can I Catch Ebola?

A few years ago, Richard Preston’s best-selling book The Hot Zone had everyone talking about the Ebola virus and its deadly effects. Today, the disease has again become a hot topic thanks to concerns about bioterrorism and other threats. Knowing the facts about ebola can help you better understand the risks. What is Ebola? Ebola, […]

Are Tetanus Shots Really That Important?

Are Tetanus Shots Really That Important?

If you have ever considered skipping that Tetanus shot, re-consider your decision. That shot is your best defense against a life-threatening disease that is hard to prevent and treat. Even if treatment is successful, the disease itself can be extremely painful and may cause serious damage to your body. Keep the following information in mind […]

Batten Disease: A Rare, Dangerous Genetic Disorder

Batten Disease: A Rare, Dangerous Genetic Disorder

If your child suffers from seizures or vision problems, you should investigate the possibilities of Batten disease. A rare inherited disorder of the nervous system which usually manifests in childhood, early signs usually appear between 5 to 10 years of age. In some cases, early signs are very subtle and take the form of personality […]

Beware Of CREST Syndrome If You Have Scleroderma

Beware Of CREST Syndrome If You Have Scleroderma

Do you have Scleroderma? It is an auto-immune disorder that causes fibrosis. When you suffer from this particular auto-immune disorder, you can experience several associated symptoms and conditions, which are collectively known as CREST syndrome. CREST syndrome, commonly know as limited Scleroderma, mainly affects the connective tissue of your body, which in turn causes various […]

Itchy Skin In Pregnancy Can Signal Obstetric Cholestasis

Itchy Skin In Pregnancy Can Signal Obstetric Cholestasis

While itchy skin is common during pregnancy and usually causes no harm to you or your unborn baby, it doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. Itchy skin is also a common symptom of a liver condition, known as Obstetric Cholestasis. It usually takes place during the second or third trimester of your pregnancy and […]

Trigger Finger: Unusual Locking Of Tendons In Your Finger

Trigger Finger: Unusual Locking Of Tendons In Your Finger

When the motion of the tendon that opens and closes the finger is limited and locks the movement of your finger, it usually results in trigger finger. A common problem, it causes pain and snapping of tendons. Tendons are rope-like structures that are attached to the ends of fingers. When you contract your forearm muscles, […]

Understand Vasculitis: Inflammation Of Blood Vessels!

Understand Vasculitis: Inflammation Of Blood Vessels!

Blood vessels in our body are generally referred to as the vascular system and any inflammation in this system is called vasculitis. Vasculitis changes the walls of blood vessels and interrupts the exchange of blood between heart and body tissues. Any change to the walls of blood vessels including weakening, thickening, scarring and narrowing is […]