Definition Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is a genetic disorder of the adrenal glands. If your child has this condition, it means that her adrenal glands don’t produce enough of the vital hormones cortisol and aldosterone. As a result, her body produces too much androgen. When there is not enough cortisol and …Read More »
Childhood Obesity – Introduction, Complications, and Prevention.
Introduction Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once considered adult …Read More »
Concussion- Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Definition Concussion is a brain injury caused by a force transmitted to the head from direct or indirect contact with the head, face, neck, or body. This can cause either a collision between the brain and skull or a strain on the neural tissue and vasculature. When there is trauma …Read More »
Cholangiocarcinoma – Description, Causes, and Treatment.
Overview – Cholangiocarcinoma Cholangiocarcinoma or Bile Duct Cancer is a rare and often fatal cancer that affects the bile ducts. The bile ducts are a series of tubes that transport digestive juices called bile from your liver (where it’s made) to your gallbladder (where it’s stored). From the gallbladder, ducts …Read More »
Clubfoot- Overview, Types, Treatment and Prevention
Overview of Clubfoot Clubfoot also known as talipes equinovarus (TEV), is a common foot abnormality, in which the foot points downward and inward. It’s when a baby’s foot turns inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even up. This happens because the tissues that connect muscles …Read More »
Chronic cough- Types, Complications, Causes and Prevention
Definition Chronic cough, when there is an irritant in the lungs, trachea, larynx, pharynx, nasal passages, or nose, the normal reaction of our body is to cough. It’s a result of our airway nerves sending a message to our brain. But once the airway has been cleared, the coughing should …Read More »
Craniosynostosis – Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment.
What is Craniosynostosis? Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the bones in a baby’s skull join together too early. This happens before the baby’s brain is fully formed. As the baby’s brain grows, the skull can become more misshapen. The spaces between a typical baby’s skull bones are filled …Read More »
CoronaVirus – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention?
What is coronavirus? A coronavirus is a group of common viruses. They are named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. Some coronaviruses only affect animals, but others can also affect humans. Most people get infected with human coronaviruses at some time in their life. This usually …Read More »