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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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