The group of diseases that affect the way a person’s body uses blood glucose (blood sugar) is called “diabetes mellitus”. Being the main source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues, glucose is vital to a person’s health. It is considered the body’s main source of fuel.
Having diabetes, no matter what type, means having too much glucose in the blood, though the causes may ... more
The collections of cells that play a key role in the body's ability to fight off illness are the lymph nodes. When the lymph nodes found in a membrane that attaches the intestine to the abdominal wall (mesentery) become inflamed, usually as a result of an intestinal infection, mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs mainly in children and teens, and it often mimics the signs and symptoms of appendicitis. ... more
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16. This condition is also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness are caused by juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Even though some children may experience symptoms for the rest of their lives, but other may only experience them for a few months. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis has several ... more
A coma is a state of lengthy unconsciousness that can be caused by a wide range of problems, traumatic head injury, brain tumor, stroke, or even an underlying disease, like an infection or diabetes. A coma is a medical emergency. Swift action is required to keep life and brain functioning. Doctors commonly order a battery of blood tests and brain scans to try determining the cause of coma so that proper treatment could start.
Comas rarely ... more
In both adults and children a broken arm is a common injury. In adults, it occurs during a sports activity or car accident, while in children it occurs as a result of falling onto an outstretched hand while hopping, skipping, running and jumping around. It is quite important to treat a broken arm as soon as possible in order for it to heal properly, and for that reason, a person should seek prompt medical attention in case they or their child ... more
Ganglion cysts are noncancerous fluid-filled lumps or cysts that mostly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists, hands or feet.
These cysts could develop either suddenly or gradually over time. Unfortunately, the exact cause of a ganglion cyst is still not known.
Mostly, ganglion cysts require no treatment, cause no pain and go away on their own. In case someone needs treatment because of pain, interference with ... more