Tag: MRI

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Causes and Symptoms

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Causes and Symptoms

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or NSF is a condition that affects the skin and connective tissues. It is caused by the gadolinium-based contrast agents sometimes used with magnetic resonance imaging, MRI. One type of MRI procedure is known as a magnetic resonance angiography, MRA, which is scan used by doctors to get a closer look at [...]

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Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma cancer, although uncommon is not a rare form of cancer and is mainly caused by exposure to asbestos. It affects the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen and is normally very aggressive. Mesothelioma cancer produces symptoms very similar to those of other diseases and conditions, often making it hard to correctly diagnose. Although, [...]

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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

As the name suggests Psoriatic Arthritis is linked to the skin condition Psoriasis – this causes, and is characterised by, patchy, raised inflammation of skin which then reddens and scales. These itchy scaly areas may appear anywhere on the body and when the psoriasis flare up is then also associated with an arthritic joint – [...]

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Ankle Pain Could Be More Serious Than You Think

Ankle Pain Could Be More Serious Than You Think

Ankle pain due to a sprain or twist of the joint are quite common with most of us having experienced some form of ankle pain at one time in our lives. However, as many of 40% of cases of a sprained ankle will suffer chronic ankle pain, in people even after seeking appropriate treatment for [...]

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Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome

When it comes to carcinoid syndrome one of the first questions that people often ask are which vitamin or dietary supplements are recommended. Most kinds of multiple vitamin supplements can provide many benefits. It is commonly advised however; that all patients suffering from carcinoid syndrome take regular low does of niacin. This can help to [...]

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Are you Familiar with the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Are you Familiar with the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Before you have symptoms of a post-concussion syndrome you have to experience a concussion. Basically, a concussion is where you have had some brain injury which usually involves some rapid motion to your head or some blow. With either rapid motion or blow, this causes your brain to press on your skull slightly compressing it. [...]

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What there is to know about Tennis Elbow

What there is to know about Tennis Elbow

Most people who are suffering from a sore or painful elbow actually have a case of lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow. Small tears of the tendons at the elbow joint, which connect the muscles to the bone, are probably the cause of tennis elbow although this has not been proven for certain. [...]

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What You Need to Know About a Herniated Disc

What You Need to Know About a Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are also called slipped discs or ruptured discs. But no mater what it’s called, it’s painful. In a normal, healthy spine, cushion-like discs are found in between hard bones. The discs keep the hard bones from touching each other and work as effective shock absorbers. Discs contain a gel-like center called the nucleus. [...]

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a common and often painful condition that involved the development of a growth on the foot. This growth is benign and usually located between the third and fourth toes. Symptoms Morton’s neuroma is basically an inflamed nerve on the ball of the foot. It doesn’t have to be but is most commonly [...]

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Positive Thinking May Make Drugs Work Better

Positive Thinking May Make Drugs Work Better

Optimists may feel less Pain because they believe Painkillers Work Better If your Expectations are positive then the Effectiveness of Pain Relievers is Increased Have you ever left the doctor’s surgery not feeling very positive about what has been prescribed and then finding out that the medicine didn’t work as well as hoped? Well a [...]

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Galactorrhea

Galactorrhea

Galactorrhea is the spontaneous, nonobstetric production of bilateral white or clear nipple discharge. It is estimated to occur in 20-25% of women at some time in their life. Physiologic production of breast milk after pregnancy, or lactation, occurs after the breast has fully developed and been primed by numerous hormones including estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid [...]

September 12, 2011 More
Dementia

Dementia

Dementia, a devastating syndrome of multiple etiologies, probably affects up to 4 million people in the United States. The cost of the dementia syndromes to the United States has been estimated at up to $140 billion per year in caregiving costs, lost productivity, and medical and institutional care. Because the risk of dementia increases with [...]

August 18, 2011 More
Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is the second most common reason for medical office visits. About 60-90% of people will have at least one significant episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Low back pain is the most common and the most expensive cause of work-related disability in the United States. Workers’ compensation costs as well as [...]

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