What Causes Prostate Problems?

Definition The prostate is part of a man’s sex organs. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Its secretions help nourish the sperm and aid fertility. The gland is about the size of a walnut that surrounds the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. The prostate adds fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. In development of the prostate, newborn boys prostate is about the size of a pea. It grows very slowly until puberty. Then it doubles...

Herpes Symptoms

Primarily a viral disease, people suffer from herpes due to the presence of herpes simplex viruses. The most common form is genital herpes, which is a sexually transmitted disease. It is characterized by the presence of sores, itching and sharp pain in the genital area. This medical condition is easily transmitted through sexual contact. Patients of this severe disease experience emotional distress and embarrassment. Let’s take a closer look at the various minor and major herpes symptoms, together...

Chronic Heart Disease

Definition of Chronic Heart Disease Chronic heart Disease may be defined as a disease that progressively causes deterioration of the heart and its functioning. Heart disease is widespread worldwide and has been estimated to be the leading cause of death in the United States and other western countries. It has been deduced that lowering bad cholesterol levels and controlling pre-existing conditions such as hypertension and diabetes may lower an individual’s risk of developing chronic heart...

Mono Symptoms

Mono Symptoms
This health condition is most common among teenagers and adults in their 20s. But it can also strike people in their 40s. It is rarely seen in young children. Mono Signs The major symptom is a feeling of physical weakness. This can reach the point of total fatigue. Other early signs are loss of appetite and vomiting. Other patients feel nauseous and suffer from dizzy spells. Other common symptoms are swollen lymph nodes. Among some people the swelling appears in the armpits. There is also pain in...

OCD Treatment

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Experts once thought that obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD is very difficult to treat. OCD is a kind of anxiety disorder where those who suffer from it are characteristically obsessed with repeated behaviors. Those who suffer from this illness will have these repetitive compulsions to the point that these behaviors already interfere with their daily lives.Compulsions vs. Obsessions Obsessions, in the context of this illness, refer to impulses, ideas, and...

What Causes Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune diseases characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The presence of large numbers of circulating autoantibodies against DNA, platelets, erythrocytes, nucleic acids and other nuclear materials (antinuclear antibodies – ANA). Immune complexes, especially those with anti – DNA antibody are deposited in connective tissue...

What Causes Atypical Squamous Cells?

Atypical Squamous Cells (ASC) refers to an unclear result from a pap smear that requires a repeat pap smear. This may be due to several factors such as use of medication that may interfere with the results of the test, an infection such as herpes, HPV or Candida, or the cells used for the test were not the right amounts. Causes When a woman goes in to do a pap smear the result of the test may show that the squamous cells are not normal in appearance which means it may be precancerous. Further tests...

Meniere’s Disease

The Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear which usually causes dizziness. The area of the ear that is commonly affected is the labyrinth which includes the semicircular canals and the cochlea. The labyrinth contains a fluid called endolymph. The membranes become dilated like a balloon when the pressure increases. This is called the hydrops. This happens in one way usually when the damage system call the endolymphatic duct or sac. However, in some cases the endolymphatic duct may be ...

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