Overview of Otosclerosis Otosclerosis describes a condition of abnormal bone growth around one of the three small bones in the middle ear space called the stapes. When bone around the stapes hardens, the bone cannot move freely, which limits the ability to properly transmit sound. This results in hearing loss; …Read More »
Onycholysis – Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention.
What is Onycholysis? Onycholysis refers to the physical sign of separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. Because of this separation, the portion of the nail plate that is not attached appears white. A greenish discoloration can sometimes be seen in onycholysis, and can represent concomitant Pseudomonas infection. …Read More »
Onychauxis – Overview, Symptoms, and Prevention.
Overview Onychauxis is a nail condition that presents thickened nails without structural deformity. It is also known as nail hypertrophy or hypertrophic nails. Onychauxis is more prevalent in the elderly people and can occur in either, toenails or fingernails. Many times, in fact, onychauxis is a natural part of aging. …Read More »
Osgood-Schlatter Disease- Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a condition that happens when a tendon in the knee (the patellar tendon) pulls against the top of the shinbone. This causes pain in the knee and the upper shin. Tendons are bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. The patellar tendon pulls on an …Read More »
Osteochondritis Dissecans – Diagnosis, Causes, and Symptoms.
What is osteochondritis dissecans? Osteochondritis dissecans is a condition that occurs in the joints (the place where the end of one bone meets the end of another bone) when a lack of blood to the joint causes the bone inside to soften. This results in a small piece of the …Read More »
Orthopnea – Definition, Causes, and Treatment
Orthopnea definition Orthopnea is the shortness of breath that happens while a person lying flat. The shortness of breath is followed by a tightness feeling in the chest and the feeling is as if he or she is not able to get enough oxygen for proper breathing. This occurs usually …Read More »
Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OAB)- Definition and Prevention.
Definition Overactive bladder Syndrome is a health condition that causes a variety of symptoms, many of which can cause feelings of embarrassment. Dealing with these symptoms can sometimes cause you to want to isolate yourself or limit your social and work life activities to avoid feeling uncomfortable. The most common …Read More »
Osteomyelitis – Introduction, Complications, and Diagnosis.
Introduction Osteomyelitis is the bone infection that occurs due to the infection of bacteria in the bone. Infection is caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and other bacteria’s can also cause it. Germs usually infect into the body skin through open wounds and travel to the bone through the bloodstream. …Read More »