People with nonallergic rhinitis have a runny and blocked nose that is not getting better. If these symptoms occur repeatedly, the inside layers of the nose swell because of the expanding of the blood vessels. Moreover, the mucus glands in the nose get stimulated causing a drippy congested nose. Nonallergic rhinitis is a common problem that affects both children and adults, and its symptoms are familiar to those of allergic rhinitis (hay ... more
When pressure inside the skull (intracranial pressure) is increased without there being any specific reason behind it a condition known as pseudotumor cerebri (SOO-doh-too-mur SER-uh-bry) takes place. Symptoms are similar to those of a brain tumor but without a tumor’s existence. This condition most commonly takes place in obese women of childbearing age, even though it might affect children and adults as well.
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The hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes the hepatitis B disease, which is a serious liver infection. Hepatitis B infection, also known as serum hepatitis, could become chronic in some people leading to cirrhosis, which is a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer.
Even when the signs and symptoms are severe, most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully. A chronic hepatitis B ... more
The fungal infection that affects the skin of the inner thighs, buttocks and genitals is called jock itch (tinea cruris). In these warm and moist areas of the body, jock itch causes an itch, red, usually ring-shaped rash.
Although anyone, even women, could get this infection, but jock itch is common in people who are overweight, and people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. That's where jock itch gets its name from. ... more
Liver failure often develops slowly over the course of years, usually due to long term alcohol use or infection with the hepatitis virus, but acute liver failure can develop in a matter of days. It occurs when the liver rapidly loses its ability to function. This is a medical emergency that usually follows a acetaminophen overdose. An acute liver failure less commonly results from a viral infection, poisoning or an underlying condition ... more
Peripheral artery disease occurs when narrowed arteries decrease blood flow to the limbs, indicating a circulatory problem also referred to as peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) causes the patient’s extremities, usually the legs, not to receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. This results in symptoms, most commonly leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication). Additionally, this disease appears ... more