Umbilical hernia is a common and usually harmless condition, in which a baby’s bellybutton sticks out when he/she cries.
In case there’s a weak spot in the abdominal muscles of a baby and part of the intestine sticks out through it, umbilical hernia occurs. Although this condition may affect adults, but it’s most common in infants.
By the age of 1, most umbilical hernias close on their ... more
Female infertility accounts for about 40 to 50% of all the couples classified as infertile. The man’s sperm is the cause in 30 to 40% of infertile couples and about 10 to 30% is unexplained, or is attributed to both male and female infertility.
Even though there are many resources and therapies that are available to treat female infertility, however, its cause could be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, treatment may ... more
A traumatic event could trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is a kind of anxiety disorder. This condition usually takes place when a person witnesses something that results in intense fear, horror or helplessness.
Several people who are involved in traumatic events have a brief period of hard time adjusting and coping. Although Such traumatic responses often improve with time and healthy coping techniques. Sometimes, ... more
The softening and weakening of bones in children, which is usually because of an extreme and prolonged vitamin D deficiency, is called rickets.
To build strong bones, the child needs calcium and phosphorus, and vitamin D is essential in promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract. When there is a deficiency of vitamin D, it becomes difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in ... more
Ehrlichiosis is a bacterial illness transmitted by ticks, which causes flu-like symptoms. Anaplasmosis, another tick-borne infection, is closely related to ehrlichiosis. However, these two illnesses have distinct differences and are caused by different microorganisms.
Within a week or two of a tick bite, the signs and symptoms of ehrlichiosis will appear which could range from mild body aches to severe fever. This illness ... more
The blood-clotting disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding is called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or immune thrombocytopenic purpura. This condition is the outcome of unusually low levels of platelets, the cells helping the blood clot, and it occurs in both children and adults. Although idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is usually chronic in adults, but children usually develop it after a viral ... more