Human Disorders

Koilonychia- Definition, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Koilonychia is a condition where the nails do not develop normally and are very thin and concaved with raised edges. Due to the concavity of the nails, they are also known as “spoon” nails. Other than the concavity, koilonychia also affects the texture, color, shape, and thickness of the …

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Lipedema- Definition, Causes and Treatment

Definition Lipedema is a condition that mostly affects women and is characterized by a symmetrical swelling in the legs, thighs, and buttocks and sometimes the arms due to the deposits of fat beneath the skin. It is rare in men. Lipedema can be extremely painful. The affected areas can be tender …

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Endometriosis: Diagnosis, Treatment and preventons.

What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a common condition that affects women during the reproductive years. It occurs when normal tissue from the uterine lining, the endometrium, attaches to organs in the pelvis and begins to grow. This displaced endometrial tissue causes irritation in the pelvis that may lead to pain …

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Obesity: Epidemiology, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Being extremely obese means you are especially likely to have health problems related …

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