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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...

Kidney Disease Symptoms

There are numerous ailments that can affect the kidneys. Both the doctor and patient need to be aware of the signs so correct treatment can be administered. Kidney Disease Signs There are different kinds of ailments that may arise. These include chronic kidney failure, analgesic nephropathy and kidney cancer. Other possibilities are nephritis and renal disease. All of these will exhibit their own symptoms. However there are major and minor signs that are present in most cases. These will include...

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...

Symptoms Before a Stroke

There are two ways this can happen. The first is when a blood clot blocks a vessel delivering blood to the brain. The second is when a blood vessel bursts and blood spills out onto the brain. Stroke Signs In a few cases there are no symptoms. Some people may not realize that they are having one. The symptoms may occur sporadically or appear progressively. Some of the minor and major signs include the following. The first is a feeling of lethargy. Some people will feel very sleepy. Others may fall...

Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Weight loss is defined as a persistent decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (result from medical conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and malabsorption) circumstances. In most cases, weight loss is attributed to the loss of body fat, but in cases of extreme or severe weight loss, protein and other substances in the body can also be depleted. Severe weight loss has serious health implications. As body weight decreases, body functionality...