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.
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.
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.
Ear Nose And Throat
What Is Single-Sided Deafness? SSD, or unilateral hearing loss, refers to total hearing loss in one ear – the other ear can have perfect hearing. There are thought to be at least 9,000 new cases of SSD in the UK each year. With the most common causes the onset of deafness is sudden. For many […]
What Is A Nosebleed? A nosebleed – more formally called epistaxis – can occur without any obvious cause. The blood usually comes out through just one nostril, although it may affect both. Nosebleed Symptoms Of Nose Bleeds Fairly obviously, loss of blood from the nose is the major symptom. Some children can sense a bleed […]
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 […]
What Is Earache? Earache is most often a sign that the middle ear has become infected. The resulting inflammation, known as otitis media, is particularly common in young children, usually as a side-effect of a cold. Other causes of earache are inflammation of the outer ear (otitis externa), where infection of the ear canal produces […]