Description A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that begins as a gum infection, tooth infection, or cavity. These infections are common in people with poor dental health and result from a lack of proper and timely dental care. Bacteria from a cavity can …Read More »
Dandruff – Causes, Treatment and Prevention.
Definition Dandruff is a skin condition that makes itchiness and affects mainly the scalp. It is also known as ‘seborrheic dermatitis’ which is the extreme form of the condition includes inflammation of the skin. This cause top layer of the skin gets damaged with scalp starts to broken out. Top …Read More »
Degenerative Disc Disease – Definition, Types, and Prevention.
Definition Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones also known as vertebrae that make up the spine. The discs act as shock …Read More »
Diabetic Neuropathy- Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment
Description In general, the term neuropathy refers to damage to the nerves. Diabetic neuropathy is defined as the damage of nerves which occurs as a result of diabetes. Since the diabetic condition is having prolonged high blood glucose levels, nerves are much prone to damage. It affects the different locations …Read More »
Dental Caries or Tooth Decay – Risk Factors, and Prevention.
Description Dental caries can also be termed as tooth decay which is a microbial, progressive, and post-eruptive disease affecting the dental hard tissues resulting in inorganic constituent decalcification and dissolution of organic compounds. It is a dynamic process where both the demineralization and remineralization occurs simultaneously. When the rate of …Read More »
Dengue – Complications, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis.
Introduction Dengue is a self-limiting acute mosquito-transmitted disease characterized by fever, headache, muscle, joint pains, rash, nausea, and vomiting. Dengue Fever (DF) is caused by an arbovirus and spread by Aedes mosquitoes. Some infections result in Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and in its severe form, Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) can …Read More »
Diarrhea – Definition, Complications, and Prevention.
Definition Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with this typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with it may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its …Read More »
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 – Definition, Causes, and Treatment.
Definition Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is an auto-immune condition in which the body destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. This happens because the cells that make the insulin (beta cells) have been destroyed by the body’s own immune system. Insulin is the hormone that helps move sugar, …Read More »