Eczema: Risk factors, Diagnosis and Management.

Definition Eczema refers to a chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterized by dry skin, with patches that are red and intensely itchy. These patches of eczema may ooze, become scaly, crusted or hardened. The patients may have times when their skin is clear and other times when they have rash. It …

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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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Malignant mesothelioma: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the thin lining of the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. As the word malignant implies, it is a deadly disease that often has a poor prognosis. Malignant mesothelioma forms in the thin layer of tissue that covers …

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Ear infection: Causes, Complications and Control

Introduction                   An ear infection (acute otitis media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections. Ear infections frequently are painful …

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Melanoma: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Definition Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines. Melanoma History Although melanoma is not a new disease, …

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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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Ovarian cancer: Causes, Symptoms, Complications and Treatment

Definition The term “ovarian cancer” includes several different types of cancer that all arise from cells of the ovary. Most commonly, tumors arise from the epithelium, or lining cells, of the ovary. These include epithelial ovarian (from the cells on the surface of the ovary), fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal …

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Depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Introduction Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Depression also called “clinical depression” or a “depressive disorder” is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating or working. Depression …

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Colon cancer: Risk factors, Complications, and Diagnosis.

Introduction Colon cancer is also called as colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is caused by the abnormal growth of epithelial cells which form the lining of the colon or rectum. These small growths (known as polyps) are often benign, although some have the potential to develop and become cancerous. It is …

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