Month: October 2015

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects sleep and wakefulness. The affected individual experiences daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable intermittent episodes of falling asleep in the daytime. The sleep attacks usually happen during any type of activity and anytime throughout the day. In the cycle of sleep, we first enter the early stages of sleep and …

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Baker’s cyst

Baker’s cyst is a tear in the cartilage of the knee or the arthritic joints that can lead to the accumulation of fluid at the back of the knee. There is tenderness, tightness, swelling and pressure felt at the back of the knee. The pain becomes severe when flexing or extending the knee or being …

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Broken nose

A broken nose is also known as a nasal fracture which is a crack or break in a bone in the nose, usually the bone over the bridge of the nose. It can be caused by injuries such as a punch to the face or a fall, playing contact sports, vehicular accidents, physical fights and …

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Exfoliative cheilitis

Exfoliative cheilitis is a disorder of the skin that affects the lips which causes inflammation of the lips along with rapid and continuous peeling of the lips. Common symptoms of exfoliative cheilitis include dry skin, peeling of the skin of the lips, flaking and chapping of the lips and also the development of cracks or …

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Tonsillitis

The tonsils are part of the body that is responsible in fighting infections and these almond-shaped balls of tissue are located at the back of the mouth and on either side of the throat. The tonsils helps the immune system of the body fight off bacterial and viral infections before spreading to the respiratory tract …

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