What Is Tonsilitis
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils, caused by either bacteria or viruses. Tonsils are groups of tissue, similar to the lymph nodes or 'glands' that circle the throat. This circle of tissue is part of a ring of glandular tissue around the throat called Waldeyer's ring, and the tonsils are found on either side of the back of the throat.
What Causes Asthma And Asthma Treatment
Asthma is a condition that affects your airways - the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. People with asthma have airways that are almost always red and sensitive, inflamed.
Uterine fibroids can cause infertility by presenting as a space occupying lesion; by contiguous enlargement and subsequent blockade of the tubes, by formation of adhesions, by exhibiting heavy menstrual flow causing symptomatic anemia and causing irregularities of menstruation and hormonal imbalance, and by causing discomfort and pain during intercourse.
Heart Attack Causes, Symptoms And Signs
The blood supply to the heart is usually stopped by a blood clot in the coronary arteries, causing the heart attack. The arteries are narrowed in places due to 'plaques' - a build-up of the fatty substance cholesterol over many years.
Arthritis Medical Advice And Types Of Arthritis
In order to have an understanding of the two major types of arthritis, it is essential to know a little about the function and appearance of a joint. A joint is designed to allow smooth movement of two bones, one against the other.
What Causes Diabetes And Types Of Diabetes
A healthy diet, regular exercise, and culturally sensitive care may be helpful in preventing and controlling diabetes, say researchers. The findings are based on recent reviews that suggest that a healthy diet and exercise can help prevent diabetes, and that patients from ethnic minorities do better with diabetes education that takes their language and culture into account.
What is brain haemorrhage in pre-term babies? Babies born more than 8 weeks prematurely (at 32 weeks of pregnancy or earlier) face more than one threat to life in their early days. This is simply because not every part of their body has developed sufficiently to function properly outside the womb. One of these risks […]
What is Influenza Or Flu And What Causes Flu? Like a cold, influenza or flu means you have picked up a virus, which is passed on by coughing, sneezing or physical contact. In both cases you cannot treat or cure the infection itself, only its symptoms. Antibiotics will make no difference to flu unless you […]
What Is Head Lice And What Causes Head Lice Infestation? Head lice are tiny insects – no bigger than the head of a pin – that live on human hair, and feed by sucking blood from the scalp. Their egg cases are called ‘nits’ and these are always hatched or empty egg shells so their […]
What Is A Cough? When you cough, it means your body is trying to clear its air passages of something that is blocking or irritating them. The culprit can be dust, smoke or a piece of lodged food. Often, though, a cough is the result of a viral infection such as a cold, which inflames […]
Viral Conjunctivitis, Bacterial And Alergic Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis – or ‘pink eye’ as it is sometimes called – is the term used for redness and irritation of the surface of the eye and eyelids. One or both eyes may be affected. The eyes and eyelids are very sensitive to a number of irritants: either infections (such as […]
Diabetes is a condition which affects the body’s ability to take glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream and use it inside cells. Glucose is essential to the body as an energy source. It is a component of carbohydrate foods (sugars and starches). Glucose is helped into the body’s cells by the hormone insulin, which is produced […]
Immunization is one of the most important things you can do for the health of your child because it helps the body develop lasting resistance to serious and often fatal infections and diseases. From the age of two months, your child should be regularly immunized so that resistance can be developed and maintained. While immunization […]
What Causes Alleriges If you suffer from an allergy, you are definitely not alone. In fact, the number of people suffering from allergies such as hayfever, asthma, eczema and food allergies is increasing. Your immune system protects you against infections by producing antibodies to kill harmful organisms. When you have an allergy, your immune system […]