Rectal Prolapse

Rectal Prolapse: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Precautions

As the name suggest, it is a situation when the rectum, which is located above the anus and is the lower end of the colon, loses its elasticity and collapses. Sometimes the rectum can even protrude outside the body. The tissues of the rectum may come outside only during the bowel movements or while sneezing or it may remain outside at all times. It is most common among the elderly, especially women and also children below 6 years of age. One of the main causes for the prolapsed rectum is the weakening of the anal sphincter. Read more about Rectal Prolapse: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Precautions

Pseudodementia: Symptoms, Treatment, Precautions & Cure

Depression is a disorder in which the person feels intense sadness such that it interferes with the functioning of the body. Depressive dementia with cognitive impairment is called Pseudodementia. In other words when a person shows signs of dementia which is caused by depression other than a disease like Alzheimer’s is called pseudodementia. When a person is impaired on the neuropsychological testing of the memory and concentration, then the person is said to be suffering from pseudodementia which shows dementia like symptoms. This disorder   is reversible, thus it is also called ‘reversible cognitive disorder’. It was first discovered by psychiatrist Leslie Kiloh in 1961. Read more about Pseudodementia: Symptoms, Treatment, Precautions & Cure

Proteinuria

Proteinuria: Causes, Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Proteinuria develops due to some other underlying condition in the body which affects the kidneys. In this condition, the protein content in the urine increases abnormally. Proteins are the building blocks of the body – they are essential for the growth of bones, nails, muscles and hair. They also protect the body from infections and help in maintaining circulation of the fluids in proper amounts in the body. So naturally, proteins passing out through urine unbalances the whole functioning of the body. Read more about Proteinuria: Causes, Risks, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nocturia – Symptom, Causes And Treatment

Nocturia, also known as Nycturia, is a discomforting disease that gives urinating sensations to the person in the night which makes them to wake up from their sleep. It is common in both men and women and is more common in old people. People above 60 suffer the most from it – the frequency of urination during the day increases too. Two toilet trips every night and seven to eight trips during day is usual for the sufferers of this condition. Read more about Nocturia – Symptom, Causes And Treatment

Globus Hystericus: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis

Globus pharyngis, formerly known as Globus Hystericus, is a Latin word (Globus – ball, Hystericus – nervous). It is the feeling of persistent sensation of a lump in the throat. In colloquial language it is an object that blocks the passage of the throat which may or may not interfere with the swallowing process. This lump is described differently by different people but it is simply an area of discomfort or tightening of the muscles around the throat region like the Hypopharynx or Larynx. This sensation does not go away by simple remedies like drinking water or beverages. It is also known as Globus or frog’s throat. Read more about Globus Hystericus: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis

Diverticulosis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Cure, Prevention

Diverticulitis is an infection in the tissues around the colon which occurs when the colon gets ruptured. Colon, shaped like long tube, is large intestine which is responsible for storing and eliminating waste products. Due to the pressure in the colon, tissues are pushed out from the walls of the colon – a small sac (tissue) that is pushed out from the colonic wall is known as a diverticulum, diverticula if more than one sac is oozing out. Although tissues could be pushed out from throughout the colon but the occurrence in the end of left colon is most common. It is known as sigmoid colon. Diverticulosis, in simple words, is the condition when a person has diverticula in his colon. Read more about Diverticulosis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Cure, Prevention

Diabetes

Diabetes Overview: Symptoms, Types, Cure

Diabetes is a major disease affecting many people across the globe today. Figures estimated reveal that as much as 171 million people across the globe suffer from this disease. Also coming across people suffering with this kind of disease is common for us today. But the situation is worse off as there are many who have this disease and aren’t aware of. In order to be aware and safeguard against it so that it doesn’t make you suffer through out your life it is vital you know what exactly this disease is and what its symptoms are. Read more about Diabetes Overview: Symptoms, Types, Cure