When the blood flow to a certain area of the body is interrupted it will result in the decay and death of tissue, a condition called gangrene. A bacterial infection is also involved in some types of gangrene. Although gangrene could occur in muscles and internal organs, but it usually affects the extremities, including toes, fingers and limbs.
In case someone has diabetes or atherosclerosis, which are conditions that could ... more
Roundworms are parasites that use a person's body as a host to stay alive and reproduce, maturing from eggs to adult worms inside the body.
Ascariasis is a type of roundworm infection. Even though the eggs of the ascaris roundworm are microscopic, but adult worms are the largest of the intestinal roundworms, and can reach lengths up to 41 centimeters (16 inches).
Approximately infecting 25% of the world’s population, ... more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide is Rotavirus. By the age of 2 or 3, most children have at least one bout with rotavirus.
Most of rotavirus infections can be treated at home with extra fluids to prevent dehydration, despite the fact that they're unpleasant. Intravenous fluids are sometimes required in the hospital in severe cases of ... more
Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. In this condition, the way the body uses sugar (glucose) is affected, which is the body's main source of fuel. This type of diabetes could threaten the health of the unborn baby and it could also cause high blood sugar levels, which aren't likely to cause any problems for the mother.
Gestational diabetes could be managed by taking ... more
Ranging from mild to severe, 4 related viruses distributed by a certain mosquito is the cause of dengue fever. High fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain are the results of mild dengue fever. Severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death are the results of severe forms of the disease like dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.
Although most people recover from dengue fever, but this ... more
Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of the small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. This obstruction can result from several condition, but it’s most frequently the outcome of fibrous bands of tissue in the intestine (adhesions), hernias or tumors.
Intestinal obstruction can cause an array of uncomfortable signs and symptoms, such as swelling, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. Intestinal ... more