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Month: May 2019

Warts

What are warts? A wart is a small and rough growth looking like a small blister that is similar in color to the rest of the skin that can appear anywhere on the body. Warts are caused by viruses and their appearance varies depending on their location on the body and skin thickness. These growths […]

Vitiligo

What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a condition wherein there is a loss of skin color in irregular patches. The hair and skin color of a person is determined by melanin and when the cells producing melanin die or stop functioning, it results in vitiligo. A significant aspect of this condition is that the extent and […]

Vertigo

What is vertigo? Vertigo is a condition of dizziness which makes a person feel that the person himself/herself is spinning or the world around is spinning. Vertigo can be a symptom of other diseases or it can have its own symptoms. Although this condition can occur at any age, it is more common in people […]

Varicocele

What is a varicocele? A varicocele is similar to varicose veins and it occurs around the testicles. It is an enlargement of the veins within the skin that holds testicles. It results in low fertility in some men because it affects the quality of sperm production. This condition develops over time and is a common […]

Ulcers

What are ulcers? Ulcers are sores that develop on the lining of the esophagus, stomach or small intestine. Most ulcers are caused by an infection named ‘Helicobacter pylori’. Some ulcers are caused due to medicine reactions. In some cases, secretion of excessive stomach acid can develop this condition. Ulcers can range from small sores in […]

Urinary Incontinence

What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the condition in which there is involuntary leakage of urine due to loss of control on the urinary sphincter. It is a common health problem seen in many people and usually more common in women as compared to men. There are multiple factors that cause urinary incontinence, obesity […]

Thyroid

What is thyroid? The thyroid is a gland producing thyroid hormone that is responsible for controlling many activities in the body. Thyroid diseases result in the abnormal functioning of the thyroid making it produce either surplus or deficient quantity of the thyroid hormone. Depending on the production of the hormone, a person may feel restless […]

Trichotillomania

What is trichotillomania? Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder in which a person pulls out one’s own hair. This act of hair pulling may happen on any part of the body which has hair but, it is more common in the areas of scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, beard, and mustache. It is a chronic condition that […]

Tonsillitis

What is tonsillitis? Tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat, one tonsil on each side. The inflammation of these tonsils is called tonsillitis. Mostly, tonsillitis is caused by viral infections but it may occur due to bacterial infections as well. It is a common ailment affecting millions of people […]

Sore Throat

What is sore throat? Sore throat is a common condition in many wherein there are pain and irritation in the throat that gets worse when swallowing. One of the most common causes of a sore throat is a viral infection. There are a few possible complications of the sore throat like ear and sinus infections […]

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