This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:
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A common bacterium called group B streptococcus (strep) is usually carried in people's lower genital tract or in their intestines. Group B strep could cause serious illness in newborns called group B strep disease despite the fact that it is harmless in adults.
In adults with certain chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or liver disease, group B strep could cause some dangerous infections. Older adults are also at an ... more
The heart is surrounded by a double-layered sac-like structure known as the pericardium. The space between the layers naturally contains a very small amount of fluid. Pericardial effusion is the accumulation of extra fluid around the heart. This condition is usually associated with inflammation of the pericardium due to a disease or injury, but it could also occur when there isn’t any inflammation. Additionally, this effusion could be ... more
Emphysema is a factor in the progression of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), which is a condition that limits the flow of air when someone breathes out. When the air sacs at the ends of the smallest air passages called bronchioles are gradually destroyed, emphysema occurs, the leading cause of which is smoking.
As the illness worsens, the spherical air sacs, which are clustered like bunches of grapes, are turned ... more
By definition, coma is a state of unconsciousness. One of the serious and life-threatening complications of diabetes is a diabetic coma. A diabetic coma may be the result of a dangerously high hyperglycemia or a dangerously low hypoglycemia in a person with diabetes. Lapsing into a diabetic coma doesn’t mean a person is dead, but mainly that he/she won’t be able to awaken or respond purposefully to sights, sounds, or other kinds ... more
Severe physical reactions are triggered in an episode of panic attack, which is an episode of sudden, intense fear for no apparent reason and can be very frightening. In a panic attack, one can think he/she is losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. One may have a panic attack or two in his/her lifetime. The case transforms to what is called panic disorder when one is frequently experiencing panic attacks, and this is a type of ... more