Appendicitis – Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Home Remedies, Treatment

Appendicitis is an infectious disease in which bacteria infects the wall of appendix, a small organ of the colon. Appendicitis often develops abruptly causing rupture and complications. It causes severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever Antibiotics are given for treating appendicitis and in serious cases it has to be removed surgically. Appendix is a… Read More »

Tularemia – Symptoms, Types, Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Facts on Tularemia : Tularemia is a rare bacterial infection spreading from infected animals. It can affect both animals and humans and you can get this infection when you come into direct skin contact with infected animals. Even by eating undercooked meat or by inhaling dried particles of animals you can get this infection. It… Read More »

Anthrax – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, Vaccine

What Is Anthrax ? Fast Facts on Anthrax : Anthrax is a rare bacterial infection caused by Bacillus anthrasis bacterium. Often it affects the cattle and the infection is transmitted to humans through direct contact with animals or by insect bites. Anthrax infection can affect your lungs and gastrointestinal tract causing breathlessness, cough and nausea, vomiting… Read More »

Psoriatic Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment, Pictures, Diagnosis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting 15-30% of Americans and psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory infection occurring in people with psoriasis. Not all the people with psoriasis get this type of infectious arthritis but only some are prone to develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is marked by red scaly patches on the skin… Read More »

Urticaria – Pictures, Causes, Symptoms, Cure, Treatment

What is Urticaria ? Urticaria is a common type of skin allergy that causes itchy welts in your body. The size of itchy patches may range from small to large and such type of itchy welts can be caused due to allergic foods, medications and exposure to allergic substances. Symptoms : Hives or urticaria can produce… Read More »

Angioedema – Causes, Pictures, Symptoms, Treatment

What is Angioedema ? Angioedema is a more serious type of skin reaction that affects the skin layer and also the tissues beneath it. The upper layer of the skin gets inflamed and develops blisters or lesions abruptly. Most of the time, angioedema is short lived. Often it occurs on the eyes and lips area but… Read More »

Hemorrhoids – Symptoms, Causes, Home Remedies, Treatment

What Are Hemorrhoids ? Hemorrhoids are the medical term used for describing “Piles”. The veins of the anus and rectum area become swollen due to excess of strain caused by pushing the bowels. Some women will develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy owing to the inbuilt pressure on the veins of the anus due to bulging uterus.… Read More »

Brain Aneurysm – Symptoms, Causes, Complications, Treatment

What is Brain Aneurysm? Formation of bulge or balloon like structure in the blood vessel of the brain is known as brain aneurysm. It looks similar to that of berry fruit in size and shape. Most of the brain aneurysm are not symptomatic and are not detected. It is diagnosed while testing the brain or… Read More »

Aneurysm – Types, Risk, Prognosis

What is Aneurysm? An artery in the body is responsible for transporting oxygenated blood to different parts of the body and veins are blood vessels that carry impure blood to the heart. When the walls of the artery gets damaged or injured causing balloon like bulge in it, it is called aneurysm. This can happen… Read More »

Astigmatism – Symptoms, Causes, Types, Test, Treatment

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is defined as mild imperfection of the eye that causes blurred vision. Actually there will be some degree of astigmatism in each person and occurs due to difference in the curvature of the eye. The surface of the cornea may have slightly different curvature due to astigmatism. Normally the surface of… Read More »