OSTEOARTHRITIS(DISORDER OF THE SKELETAL SYSTEM)

OSTEOARTHRITIS(DISORDER OF THE SKELETAL SYSTEM)

OSTEOARTHRITIS OVERVIEW OF OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory degenerative joint disease that causes degeneration in the joints of the bone, particularly the cartilage and synovial fluid, eventually leading to friction between the joints causing pain and stiffness. It is a disorder of the articular cartilage associated with hyper- trophic changes in the bone, which mainly…

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM)

DIABETES MELLITUS (DM)

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of the endocrine gland and it is a major or common condition that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetes mellitus result from deficiency of insulin or resistance of the body to available insulin in metabolism of carbohydrate which is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia). For instance, when…

HYPERTENSION

HYPERTENSION

Hypertension, also known as High Blood Pressure is a serious medical and cardiovascular condition. Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the arterial walls of the heart. Therefore, Hypertension is the condition that occurs when the force against the walls of the arteries is too high. Arteries carry blood from the heart to…

ELEPHANTIASIS
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ELEPHANTIASIS

OVERVIEW OF ELEPHANTIASIS Elephantiasis a disorder of the lymphatic system also known as lymphatic filariasis, is a painful and disfiguring disease that is caused by parasitic infection mainly caused by the nematodes (round worms). The filariodidea are transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitos, the larvae are deposited on the skin where they seep into…

ACNE VULGARIS (PIMPLES)

ACNE VULGARIS (PIMPLES)

Overview of Acne Vulgaris Acne vulgaris, also known as common acne, is a skin condition that represents the commonest form of inflammatory dermatitis, which occurs when the follicles of the skin are blocked with bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. The blocked follicles give rise to blemishes on the skin like pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and…

PHOBIA

PHOBIA

Phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. An individual that has a phobia may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when they encounter the source of fear. Phobia is usually a result of something in particular. Causes of Phobia Genetic and environmental factors can cause phobias. Distressing events, like nearly drowning, can…

DIGITAL EYESTRAIN

DIGITAL EYESTRAIN

Digital Eyestrain is also known as computer vision syndrome. It’s a discomfort in the eye that occurs as a result of looking at screens too long or in the wrong way. The discomfort is caused by overexertion, it’s not a disease so can’t be transferred from one person to another. Computer vision syndrome feels similar…

HIVES

HIVES

Hives are also referred to as urticarial. They are red, pink, or flesh-colored raised itchy skin rash that is mostly found on the skin, which sometimes stings or hurt. Mostly hives are caused by an allergic reaction to a medication or food or a reaction to an irritant in the environment. In many cases, hives…