Food Allergy

Food allergy is the rapid and severe response to a particular food. If one has allergy to some food, the antibodies in the immune system, immune system antibodies, mistakes the food as an ‘invader’ and attack it...

Allergic conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva lines the back of the lid, extends into the space between the lid and the globe, and spreads up over the sclera to the cornea. The appearance of the conjunctiva changes in response to various stimuli...

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia can be considered as a group of irrational fears relating to leaving one’s home, entering into the shops, travelling alone is trains, planes or buses and the presence in public or crowded area. In such a...

Age-Related Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas in lens inside the eye. Either eye can be infected, and sometimes both the eyes. Normally, a clear lens permits light to reach the back of eye which causes sharp images. If the lens gets...

Oral Thrush in Adults

Oral candidiasis or oral thrush as it is commonly known is a fungal infection in the mouth which is caused by Candida. Oral thrush is not a contagious infection. Everyone, including the babies have some thrush in our...

Adult Immunisation

Immunisations are a very important part in human life because they protect the individuals as well as the community from suffering from serious diseases. Immunisations are of two types: Active immunisation Passive...

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease affects the adrenal glands, which are hat-shaped gland on the kidneys’ top and is very rarely found. The inner medulla produces adrenaline, which is passed into the blood stream. The outer cortex is...

Addictions

Overview of Addiction Addiction is a stage where one does not have the control over what he or she is doing, using o taking something. This is a stage which may even prove to be harmful. The are two types of addictions...

Acute Leukaemia

The cancer affecting the white blood cells and the bone marrow of human body is known as LEUKAEMIA. It has two forms: The acute leukaemia, which progresses aggressively and rapidly and requires treatment immediately...

Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis is a non-contagious rare and chronic condition which occurs due to actinomycetales in the tissues of human body. It slowly migrates all over the body tissues damaging them and forming abscesses. Types of...

Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma is a rare, benign brain tumor, which affects the acoustic nerve that helps in controlling the hearing and balance of human body. They grow from Schwann cells which insulates the nerve cells by covering...

Acne and Treatments

Acne is condition of the skin affecting follicles of hair and sebaceous glands in the skin. It normally occurs on the arms, face, back and chest. It usually starts during puberty between 13 and 18 years of age. Due to...

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or GORD as known in medical terms, is a condition where the acid from human stomach flows back into his esophagus, which is a tube that connects your throat with your stomach. This is...

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a state that influences the joints. The 3 major characteristics of this condition are: it causes bony growths to develop in the region around the rims of the joints, it damages the cartilage, the...