Torn Meniscus – Causes, Picture, Symptoms And Treatment

Torn Meniscus

Wonder how your complete body weight is distributed evenly over the two legs? It is because of a C shaped cartilage, called meniscus, which rests between tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) and supports your skeletal structure. Each knee comprises of two menisci. One is medial meniscus, which is placed on the inner side… [Read More]

Herpetic Whitlow – Causes, Picture, Characteristics, And Treatment

Herpetic Whitlow

If you are having painful and irritating lesion on your finger or thumb, then you are probably suffering from herpetic whitlow, a viral skin infection caused by herpes simplex virus. It is a highly painful disease which can spread through direct contact with the person with active virus symptoms. Not only this, herpetic whitlow also… [Read More]

Pregnancy 101: How to Get Pregnant and How to Know You Are Pregnant

How to Get Pregnant

GETTING PREGNANT Most women, or probably couples for that matter, dream of having a baby one day. There are several pointers to follow given by the doctor if one is trying to conceive. Examples of these are the following. Do not smoke as the cervical mucus changes when you do. Alcoholic drinks are a no-no…. [Read More]

Appendicitis -Causes, Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Appendicitis

Appendicitis in very simple terms is basically an inflammation of the appendix, and in this problem a three and a half tube of the tissue, usually extends from the large intestines. The appendix mainly contains the tissues, which are basically responsible for producing the antibodies as a matter fact, but till now in spite of… [Read More]

Osgood-Schlatters Disease – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatters disease is a growth disorder that causes a lump called an anterior tibial tubercle; it sits just below the knee cap and above the shin. (See Figure 1) It is directly above the fragile growth plates and occurs in adolescents aged ten to fifteen years old. The lump tends to be very painful and… [Read More]

Microscopic Colitis – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Microscopic Colitis pictures

What is Microscopic Colitis? This condition is caused by severe inflammation of the bowel tissue and causes chronic diarrhea. It gets its name from how it is diagnosed, under a microscope. There currently is no standard blood test and most people see the doctor to check for this condition when diarrhea persists for a long… [Read More]

Morquio Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Morquio syndrome pictures

What is Morquio syndrome? Morquio syndrome in its simplest form is a rare form of defect discovered at birth which has serious consequences. It is a condition which is passed down through the genes, from parent to child to grandchild. The condition which is actually categorized as a disease, it means that there are not… [Read More]