What are leg cramps? Leg cramps are sudden, involuntary, intense muscle pains usually in your calf, foot or thigh. You might also know them as a “charley horse.” Sometimes the cramp may cause your leg to spasm – to tighten uncontrollably. Although painful to live with, cramps are generally harmless. …Read More »
Lynch syndrome – Definition, Causes, Types and Treatment
Definition Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic condition that significantly raises a person’s risk of developing cancer. The cancer is most frequently in the colon, but it could also be in the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, urinary tract, brain, skin, and prostate. Women have higher risk of endometrial …Read More »
Penile Cancer – Causes, Signs, and Symptoms.
Description Penile cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the penis. It is the male sex organ that passes sperm and urine from the body. The most common type of penile cancer is squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells in …Read More »
Kaposi Sarcoma – Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
What is Kaposi sarcoma? Kaposi sarcoma is a rare cancer that gained widespread attention during the early days of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency (HIV/AIDS) infections. Since then, innovative medical research and treatment significantly reduced the number of Kaposi sarcoma cases. People with weakened immune systems are susceptible to Kaposi …Read More »
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) – Overview, Complications and Treatment
Definition Social anxiety disorder, formerly referred to as social phobia, is an anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. People with social anxiety disorder have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and of being embarrassed or humiliated …Read More »
Munchausen syndrome (Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self) – Overview
Definition Munchausen syndrome (also known as factitious disorder imposed on self) is a mental health disorder where you falsify, exaggerate, or induce physical, emotional or cognitive disorders. People with factitious disorders act this way because of an inner need to be seen as ill or injured, not to achieve a …Read More »
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) – Causes and Treatment.
What Is Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)? Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Some types of this bacteria cause the genital infection chlamydia. Other types of this bacteria cause LGV. Chlamydia and LGV are quite different infections. LGV causes ulcers …Read More »
Syringomyelia – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Syringomyelia is the disorder in which a cyst or cavity forms within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, can expand and elongate over time, destroying the spinal cord. The damage may result in pain, paralysis, weakness and stiffness in the back, shoulders, and extremities. Syringomyelia may also …Read More »