Childhood Leukemia Symptoms

The most common type of leukemia that affects children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a severe medical problem marked by excessive lymphoblasts due to white blood cell cancer. The common victims of this particular type of disease are children within the age range of 4 to 12 years old. Factors that may increase the risk of this serious medical problem include genetic disorders, exposure to radiation and cancer therapy. For a better understanding of this disease, here is a quick take on the different...

Rib Pain

Rib pain is a very difficult experience for patients considering the severe and stabbing pain that usually goes with it. This medical condition significantly affects the lower, upper, left and right portions of the rib, causing a shooting pain, a tingling sensation and a dull feeling in the affected areas. However, patients can easily reduce the discomforts brought about by this problem if they are equipped with the proper knowledge and right information regarding its symptoms, causes as well as...

Leukemia Symptoms

Although its cause is still being debated, there are symptoms of the disease you can recognize. One may experience some or all of them. Leukemia Signs One indication is a feeling of chronic weakness regardless of physical activity. This is coupled with inexplicable weight loss. In some cases the weight loss may be extensive. One may become suddenly prone to viral infections. Susceptibility to bacterial diseases will be apparent. Other signs are frequent headaches and some skin rash. The skin will...

What Causes Arthritis?

Definition Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet such as your elbows or knees. Ligaments hold the two bones together. The ligaments are like elastic bands, while they keep the bones in place your muscles relax or contract to make the joint move. Cartilage covers the bone surface to stop the two bones from rubbing directly against each other. The covering of cartilage allows the joint to work smoothly and painlessly. A capsule...

What Causes a Leg Cramp?

Definition Cramps are unpleasant, often painful sensations caused by contraction or over-shortening of muscles. Leg cramps are painful feeling of tightness and tension in the muscles of the legs. Also known as ‘charley horse’, leg cramps usually occur when the leg muscles suddenly and forcefully contract. There are three prime areas where these cramps mainly occur: calf (crossing the ankle and knee), the hamstring (crossing the knee and hip) and the quadriceps (also crossing the knee...

What Causes Double Vision?

What is Double Vision Binocular Diplopia If the two eyes are misaligned and aim at different targets, two non-matching images will be sent to the viewer’s brain. When the brain accepts and uses two non-matching images at the same time, double vision results. Double vision is dangerous to survival, so the brain naturally guards against its occurrence. In an attempt to avoid double vision, the brain will eventually disregard one of the mismatching images. That is, the brain will ignore one eye...

Symptoms of Lymphoma

Unlike other cancers, the cure rate is quite high for this health condition. The key is recognizing the symptoms early. Lymphoma Signs Some of the most common symptoms are weight loss coupled with increased sweating in the evenings. Itching is experienced and there is pain after drinking alcohol. The sensation is felt where the lymph node has grown. As the lymph node grows, it affects other organs. Nerves are pinched resulting in loss of muscle control. Other major signs include kidney failure and...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is generally associated with the diseases emphysema and chronic bronchitis. These two diseases involve characteristic chronic obstruction of the airways within the lungs subsequently affecting airflow. The obstruction is likely to be permanent and will progress with the passage of time. Read more