Human Diseases

Bad Breath – Causes, Treatment and Prevention.

Definition Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Halitosis, or bad breath, most often starts in the …

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Autism – Causes, Epidemiology, and Prevention.

Definition Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of …

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Glucagonoma: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention.

Definition Glucagonoma is a rare tumor involving the pancreas. Glucagon is a hormone produced by the pancreas that works with insulin to control the amount of sugar in your blood. Glucagonoma tumor cells produce large amounts of glucagon, and these high levels create severe, painful, and life-threatening symptoms. History Fewer …

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Angina – Treatment, Risk Factors, and Symptoms.

Definition Angina is chest pain, discomfort, or tightness that occurs when an area of the heart muscle receives decreased blood oxygen supply. It is not a disease itself, but rather a likely symptom of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease. The lack of oxygen-rich blood to …

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Achondroplasia: Symptoms, Causes and treatment

Definition Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism. Dwarfism is defined as a condition of short stature as an adult. People with achondroplasia are short in stature with a normal-sized torso and short limbs. It’s the most common type of disproportionate dwarfism. History of Achondroplasia  Achondroplasia was …

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Dercum’s Disease – Causes, Complications, and Diagnosis.

Description  Dercum’s disease is an extremely rare disorder characterized by multiple, painful growths consisting of fatty tissue (lipomas). These growths mainly occur on the trunk, the upper arms and upper legs and are found just below the skin (subcutaneously). Pain associated with Dercum’s disease can often be severe. Pain may …

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