Description Hematidrosis or hematohidrosis is extremely rare. Only a handful of cases have ever reported. The condition causes a person to sweat blood, often on the face or forehead, without being cut or injured. Symptoms appear as blood droplets on the skin, bloody sweat or sweat with blood in it. …Read More »
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – Description, Causes, and Prevention.
Description Hashimoto’s Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of your body’s functions. Inflammation …Read More »
Hammer Toe – Causes, Treatment, Diagnosis and Prevention
Definition Hammer toe is a painful foot deformity where the toe is bent at the middle joint. This condition resembles the head of a hammer, hence its nickname. The toe’s abnormal bending is the result of an imbalance in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that usually keep the toe straight. …Read More »
Hamstring Injury or Strain – Grades of Injury, Causes and Complications
What is Hamstring Injury or Strain? Hamstring injury is the common sports-related problems. A hamstring strain involves an over-stretch or a tear of one or more of the 3 hamstring muscles at the back of the thigh biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus. Strains can vary from a mild tightening of …Read More »
Hypogonadism – Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment.
Overview Hypogonadism is a condition that causes decreased function of the gonads, which are the testes in males and the ovaries in females, and decreased production of sex hormones. You may be born with the condition or it can develop later in life from injury or infection. Some types of …Read More »
Hepatomegaly – Description, Risk Factors, and Complications.
Description Hepatomegaly is the medical term of enlarged liver, which means an increase in size of the liver. “Hepatic” refers to the liver and “megaly” refers to an increase in size. The liver is largest organ of the human body and situated in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen. …Read More »
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention.
What is hemolytic uremic syndrome? Hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, is a kidney condition that happens when red blood cells are destroyed and block the kidneys’ filtering system. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin – an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color and carries oxygen from the lungs to …Read More »
Hirsutism – Causes, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention.
What is Hirsutism? Hirsutism is excessive hair growth in certain areas of a woman’s face and body, such as the mustache and beard area, that creates a “male pattern” of hair. Women normally can have fine, pale, faintly visible hair in these areas, but heavy hair growth in a male …Read More »