The transition stage between the cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious problems caused by Alzheimer's disease is called mild cognitive impairment.
Many areas of thought and action can be affected by the disorder, such as judgment, reading, writing, reasoning, attention and language. However, memory problems can be caused by the most common variety of mild cognitive impairment.
Although some people with mild ... more
Depending on where the seizures originate in the brain, the signs and symptoms of epliepsy could vary. In the case of frontal lobe seizures which are the seizures that begin in the front part of the brain, they could produce unusual symptoms that could appear to be related to a sleep disorder or a psychiatric problem.
Mostly, this type of seizures occurs during sleep and could feature pelvic thrusting and bicycle pedaling ... more
When the airplane is climbing at the beginning of a flight or when it is descending at the end of the flight a person may experience airplane ear (also called barotitis media, barotrauma or aerotitis media), due to the fast changes in altitude and the stress exerted on the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and other middle ear tissues when the air pressure in the middle ear becomes different from the air pressure in the environment. ... more
Affecting as many as 7 in 10 women at some point in their lives, breast pain (mastalgia) is a common type of discomfort among women.
Almost 10% of these women have moderate to severe breast pain more than five days a month, but sometimes, severe breast pain lasts throughout the menstrual cycles. Although the symptoms occur more frequently in younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, but postmenopausal women could also experience ... more
The condition that is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of the thigh is called meralgia paresthetica. The compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of the upper leg is the cause of meralgia paresthetica.
The common causes of meralgia paresthetica are pregnancy, obesity or weight gain, and tight clothing. However, meralgia paresthetica may also be caused by a local trauma or ... more
Brugada syndrome, a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, is usually an inherited condition. This disease is characterized by a specific abnormal heartbeat, which is detected by an electrocardiogram test, called a Brugada sign.
In some people, Brugada syndrome causes dangerous irregular heart rhythms, which can cause sudden cardiac arrest or fainting. However, in others, it doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms, so that ... more