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Bone Pain

Also known as osteodynia or ostealgia, bone pain is a general term commonly used by patients and medical professionals to refer to severe or mild pain felt within or around a bone. It can be caused by minor disorders or injuries, but patients should be aware of the symptoms that can indicate serious conditions related to the pain. To identify the prognosis of osteodynia, physicians should determine the underlying problem that causes the pain. To ease the pain felt by patients, it is also important...

What Causes AIDS?

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). HIV is differentiated from many viruses because of its lethality. It kills or damages the cells of the body’s immune system, and progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections and certain cancers. The immune system is the body’s defense against infections; it is made up of a network of tissues, organs and cells including the white blood cells, or leukocytes. HIV finds and destroys...

Yeast Infection Symptoms

Yeast infection is a common condition that occurs among women. This is a type of fungal infection brought about by a fungus called Candida. Yeasts commonly thrive in dark and moist areas. They are present in minimal amounts and remain to be harmless in an acidic environment. Yeast infections can result to vaginitis which is a condition where the vaginal area undergoes inflammation. The vaginitis yeast infection commonly occurs in about 70% of women. The yeast infection symptoms usually surface when...

Lung Disease

Located in the chest on either side of the heart, lungs are one of the vital organs in the human body required for respiration. Their main functions includes transporting oxygen inhaled from the atmosphere to our bloodstream and releasing carbon dioxide from the bloodstream, back into the atmosphere. To put it simply, when our lungs do not perform efficiently we end up having difficulty with breathing. Lung disease refers to several disorders that affect the lungs. Lung cancer, asthma, tuberculosis,...

What Causes Conductive Hearing Loss?

Definition Conductive hearing loss happens when there is a problem conducting sound wave through the outer ear, tympani membrane (eardrum) or middle ear (ossciles). This type of hearing may occur in conjunction with sensorineural hearing loss or alone. External ear some common causes are cerumen (earwax) and otitis external Earwax (also called cerumen) blockage is common. A doctor can cure this easily by removing the wax either with specially designed instruments or by flushing with water. There...

What Causes Kidney Failure?

What is the kidney The kidneys play key roles in the body function, not only by filtering the blood and getting rid of waste products, but also by balancing levels of electrolytes in the body, controlling blood pressure, and stimulating the production of red blood cells. The kidneys are located in the abdomen toward the back, normally one of each side of the spine. They get their blood supply through the renal arteries directly from the aorta and send blood back to the heart via the renal veins to...

Treatment for Toenail Fungus

This infection occurs when a fungi gets to your toenail or fingernail. It starts as a yellowish or whitish spot below the toenail. It leads to nail discoloration and can be painful. The following are the toenail fungus treatments available. Oral Antifungal Medication There are many kinds, but two of the most effective are itraconazole (Sporanox) and terbinafine (Lamisil). These and other medications like it will replace the nail infected by the fungus. These medications are taken anywhere from six...

Pain Under Your Left Rib Cage

The pain you experience could be traced back to a number of possible health conditions. The proceeding information may help determine the cause. Causes of Pain under Left Rib Cage One of the possible causes of severe pain is a spasm of the spleen. Some experience a chronic ache while others report intermittent hurt. If the pain is sharp, it could be due to problems related to the colon. An enlarged spleen may also be the reason for the throbbing. If the spleen is infected, there could be some soreness....