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Bladder Infection Symptoms

Inflammation of the urinary bladder and urethra are known as UTI (urinary tract infection). There are actually two types, cystitis and urethritis. Their symptoms are similar though. Bladder Infections Signs One of the early warning signs is that urination becomes more frequent. In most cases urination becomes painful (this condition is called dysuria). Nearly half of women with UTI experience fever. There is usually some minor pain in the lower back or sides. In more serious cases, the pain is...

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

Dark circles under the eyes are defined as round uniformed areas of pigmentation beneath each eye. Many persons tend to associate dark under eye circles with fatigue, sleeplessness, stress or illness and become distressed when they see them. Dark circles are really oxidizing hemoglobin. Dark under-eye circles begin in the capillaries which are tiny blood vessels in the skin around the eyes. The area around the eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin of the face. Weak and thin capillaries may...

Arm Pain

The arm is made up of muscles, nerves and bones, all of which are subject to the possibility of injury as well as damage. The same goes for some ligaments and tendons that are found within that same area. In general, a sharp pain can affect the right and left parts, as well as the lower and upper parts of the arm. Sometimes, this stabbing pain may come from the chest and neck areas. For these reasons, it is highly important for people to be knowledgeable about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis as well...

Eye Pain

Commonly described by patients as stabbing, dull, sharp and burning ache around the eye, eye pain is one of the usual reasons why people visit their physicians or their ophthalmologists. The aching can be categorized into two, namely acute and chronic. This condition can result from minor injuries or serious health problems. To identify the real cause of the problem, it is important that patients undergo medical tests recommended by doctors. By learning the true cause of the health condition, ophthalmologists...

What Causes Treachers Collins Syndrome?

Treacher-Collins syndrome is a hereditary condition that causes facial defects. Another name for this is Mandibulofacial dysostosis Treacher-Collins syndrome is caused by a defective protein called treacle. The condition is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. In about 60 per cent of cases there’s no family history and the condition is due to a new mutation of the gene. In such cases, there’s only a tiny chance that a second child with the condition will be born to the parents, but...

Hypertension Symptoms

Popularly known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a severe medical condition marked by highly elevated blood pressure. People need to pay closer attention to this problem because it is a risk factor for deadly diseases such as arterial aneurysm, heart failure and strokes. In certain cases, persistent hypertension can even lead to chronic renal failure. Let’s find out more about this chronic health problem including the different hypertension symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Signs...

Prostate Disease

The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system. As some males age this gland may start to have disruptions in its normal functioning; disruptions ranging from urinary problems to potentially life threatening cancer. As the male gets older the prostate naturally gets larger due to the presence of a particular hormone in the body. Prostate disease normally affects men over the age of 50, although some men may experience prostate problem at a younger age, as early as the mid 20s....

What Causes Hypertension?

High blood pressure, also known as HBP or hypertension, measures the force of blood pushing outwards on the walls of the arteries. The body’s organs need oxygen to survive. Oxygen is carried through the body by the blood. When the heart beats, it creates pressure that pushes blood through a network of tube-shaped arteries and veins, also known as blood vessels and capillaries. The pressure – blood pressure – is the result of two forces. The first force occurs as blood pumps out of the...