What is eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease of the esophagus. Your esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. If you have EoE, white blood cells called eosinophils build up in your esophagus. This causes damage and …Read More »
Optic neuritis- Causes, Diagnosis and Management
Definition Optic neuritis is the inflammation of the optic nerve (the second cranial nerve). The inflammation causes a fairly rapid loss of vision in the affected eye, a new blind spot (a scotoma, usually in or near the center of the visual field), pain in the eyeball (often occurring with …Read More »
Epididymitis – Introduction, Causes, and Prevention.
What is epididymitis? Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis. The epididymis is a tube located at the back of the testicles that stores and carries sperm. When this tube becomes swollen, it can cause pain and swell in the testicles. Epididymitis can affect men of all ages, but it’s …Read More »
Ectopic Pregnancy- Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Ectopic pregnancy (Ectopic means “out of place”) is when an embryo grows in the wrong place outside the womb. An embryo is a fertilized egg that results when an egg and sperm combine. Once an egg is fertilized, it usually travels down a fallopian tube and attaches to the …Read More »
Epiphora or Watery Eyes – Overview and Causes.
Overview – Watery Eyes Watery eyes can be completely mystifying. You might expect to tear up when remembering a heart-pulverizing breakup or reading about unlikely animal friendships. But in the middle of the day while just going about your life? Not so much. Unfortunately, there are plenty of reasons your …Read More »
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Description – Ebola virus disease Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a highly contagious infection caused by one of five virus species belonging to the Filoviridae family believed to be carried by fruit bats. The Zaïre, Sudan, Taï Forest, and Bundibugyo viruses cause illness in humans while the Reston species affects …Read More »
Encephalopathy- Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Definition of Encephalopathy Encephalopathy is referred to the abnormal brain structures or improper functioning of your brain. Depending on the underlying pathology, it can cause long-term or short-term problems. The symptoms may get stable, static or get worse as the disease progresses. Also, significant brain loss is a cardinal feature …Read More »
Eye Floaters – Types, Causes, and Treatment
Eye floaters definition Eye floaters are deposits or condensation in the vitreous (often referred to as vitreous humor, vitreous fluid, or vitreous gel), the material that fills the posterior part of the eye. People use the term eye floaters to describe seeing spots within their vision that move or “float” …Read More »