Verrucas are mostly observed on plantar surface of the foot. They are small wart like lesions on soles. They are deep seated, rough growths mainly occurring in areas that are prone to friction and pressure such as the heel, and …

Proteinuria is excretion of abnormal amount of protein in urine. Thousands of years ago Hippocrates was the first person who suspected an association between urine bubbles and renal pathology. When protein is passed more than 150 mg/day, the condition is …

Anxiety is a type of emotion that most of us sometime or even frequently have experienced and dealt with. Anxiety is a state of mind which causes inner turmoil and nervousness. For example it is a feeling that you get …

Hypertriglyceridemia is a medical term used for raised level of triglyceride in the blood. Triglyceride is one type of lipid (fat) present in blood. The organic composition of triglyceride consists of three chains of fatty acid attached to one glycerol …

Canker sores are benign off white color ulcers with red edge mostly found under the tongue, base of gums, inner side of cheeks, and on upper palate. Canker sores are quiet painful and last for 2 to 10 days. Herpetiform …

Mastocytic enterocolitis is a disease of gastrointestinal tract, specifically the colonic part of large intestine. It is caused due to abnormal increase in mast cells in the lining of large intestine. Mastocytic enterocolitis is characterized by chronic long standing diarrhea …

Bed sore which is also referred as pressure sore is an open skin wound. It may further proliferate into deeper tissues leading to an ulcer. Bed sore is common in patients who are bed ridden for prolonged period of time. …

Cervical radiculopathy is a painful condition caused due to compression of nerve root originating from the cervical region of spinal cord. It is also referred as pinched nerve in the cervical spine. Damage to the nerve root causes severe radiating …

Lumbago is a musculoskeletal disorder of back, which medical practitioners refer it as low back pain. Most of us may have sometime or the other suffered from lumbago during the life time. It is common painful condition of back triggered …

There are many people who experience shortness of breath when they are engaged in simple physical activity such as walking or climbing stairs. Losing your breath or breathlessness can be quite discomforting and frightening. You may feel as if you …

To maintain proper health and well being a good night sleep is of prime importance. It has been known since centuries that lack of sleep is a major cause for variety of illnesses. Medical conditions such as headache, depression, type …

A cold flash at night is an abrupt feeling of cold when a person usually is asleep. It is often accompanied with shivering and chill. This symptom may last for few minutes and recede on its own. However, such episodes …

Everyone sometime in their life may have experienced crackling sound or popping of their knee joint, especially while climbing stairs or walking. In medical terminology it is referred as crepitus. Various factors underlie popping and crackling of knee joint. It …

Low back pain is a common problem and nearly everyone at some point of time may have suffered from this discomforting situation. Nowadays back pain has become a serious occupational health issue especially among a genre of people who work …

Having faster metabolism helps to burn away calories, most people want the same. However, as we age metabolic activity in the body slows down. Usually after the age of 40 the metabolic activity reduces. But this may vary from person …

Human feet are important part of body. They are formed of small tarsal and metatarsal bones. The feet have to bear whole body weight and these bones of feet form an arch. Normally the arch from its middle has an …

Locked neck or stiff neck is twisting of neck on one side. It is an acute condition which is often experienced when a person gets up from sleep. In medical terminology this condition is called torticollis. Locked neck is not …

Ageusia is a medical disorder in which a person’s tongue losses the function of taste. There is complete loss of taste in ageusia. The affected person is unable to detect any type of taste such as sweet, sour, bitter and …

Human nervous system is extremely important for coordination of all activities in the body. Because of the nervous system we are able to think, act and behave. The main role of nervous system is to gather surrounding information, interpret it …

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used for group of chronic lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The disease is characterized by progressive and chronic obstruction of airflow. Restricted breathing increases the risk of hypoxia …