Otitis externa, or swimmer’s ear, is a common illness due to a bacterial or fungal infection of the ear canal. In this article, learn about possible otitis externa treatment options and how to prevent swimmer’s ear in the future.
Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, or CPEO, is a disease characterized by a progressive paralysis of the external eye muscles. But what do all those words actually mean?
What is IgA nephropathy? This can only be understood if the causes, symptoms, and treatments of Berger’s disease are explained in detail.
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, is an inflammatory neurological disease, similar to the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis. But first, what do all those words actually mean?
Andropause is considered the male version of menopause. The symptoms of menopause in women are well known, but what are the symptoms in men?
Everyone has heard of menopause, or the “change” that occurs in older women. However, not many people have ever heard the term “andropause.” So, what is it?
Deficiencies in Vitamin D, a key nutrient made by the skin when exposed to sunlight, can lead to bone disorders and overall health problems. Recent research has also suggested that patients with multiple sclerosis may benefit from increasing their vitamin D intake.
More than half of pregnant women experience morning sickness during their first trimester. Unfortunately, some women experience extreme nausea and vomiting that makes eating and keeping food down impossible. This extreme morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum, makes pregnant life difficult.
One key step in successful abdominal surgery is proper preparation of the skin prior to an incision. Learn what happens during surgical skin prep for abdominal procedures.
One in nine Americans has chronic kidney disease and each year 51,000 adults will learn that they have kidney cancer. A laparoscopic nephrectomy is the most minimally invasive way to remove a diseased kidney.
At some time or another, most people have been subjected to “normal” allergies such as seasonal hay fever, or maybe even food allergies. In addition, there are some very strange allergy symptoms only few people suffer with at any given time.
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (2003), 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from some type of allergy. Unfortunately, many people do not understand what allergies actually are; however, most of us are familiar with allergy symptoms associated with this disease.
Allergies have become a part of life for many Americans. If you sneeze, some one inevitably asks, “Do you have allergies?” with a sympathetic look. But not all allergies are due to pollen or dander. Some people have food allergies, effecting their daily life. Gluten allergies are one such aliment.