Definition Tinnitus is a condition where the person has the perception of a constant ringing sensation within the ears without the presence of any actual external factors. The continuous discomfort in the ears can be in any form like buzzing, hissing, clicking etc. The feeling can either be temporary or …Read More »
Takayasu’s arteritis – Prevalence, Symptoms, and Complications
Understanding Takayasu’s arteritis Takayasu’s arteritis is an uncommon form of vasculitis. Inflammation damages large and medium-sized blood vessels. The vessels most commonly affected are the branches of the aorta (the main blood vessel that leaves the heart), including the blood vessels that supply blood to the arms and travel through …Read More »
Telangiectasia – Description, Pathophysiology, and Prevention.
What is telangiectasia? Telangiectasia (commonly known as “spider veins”) are dilated or broken blood vessels located near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes. They often appear as fine pink or red lines, which temporarily whiten when pressed. “Matted” telangiectasias are clusters of these small dilated blood vessels that …Read More »
Trichomoniasis – Pathophysiology, Causes, and Prevention.
What Is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis, also called trich, is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Trich is caused by a tiny one-celled parasite named Trichomonas vaginalis. Anyone who’s sexually active can get it. It affects women more than men, older women more than younger ones, and African American women more than …Read More »
Toxoplasmosis-Definition, Causes and Treatment
Definition Toxoplasmosis, infection of tissue cells of the central nervous system, spleen, liver, and other organs by a parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. Infection occurs in domestic and wild animals, birds, and humans and is worldwide in distribution. It is estimated that 30 to 50 percent of the world’s human population carries …Read More »
Tonsillitis – Pathophysiology, Complications, and Diagnosis.
Overview Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat — one tonsil on each side. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck. Most cases of tonsillitis …Read More »
Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)-Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
Definition of Thyroid Eye Disease People with thyroid disease sometimes develop an eye condition that causes the immune system to attack the muscles and other tissues around the eyes. This inflammation can cause the eyeballs to bulge from their sockets. Rarely, it can be severe enough to cause vision loss. …Read More »
Thyroid Nodule- Definition, Causes and Treatment
Definition of Thyroid Nodule The thyroid gland is located in the lower front of the neck, below the voice box (larynx) and above the collarbones. A thyroid nodule is a lump in or on the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules are detected in about 6 percent of women and 1-2 percent …Read More »