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Pseudogouts are considered to be a kind of arthritis but often misconstrued for gout and other related conditions. Pseudogouts and gouts have comparable symptoms. Both react to a different type of crystal deposit. They are sometimes mentioned...
Diabetic neuropathy is another complication caused by diabetes. This complication is caused generally because blood sugar levels have remained for quite some time. Diabetic neuropathy includes damage to those nerves which allow you to feel...
Morton’s neuroma is a condition that most commonly affects the region between the third and forth toes. It also affects the ball of the feet. This condition makes you feel like you’re standing on a stone inside the shoe or on a fold...
Wernicke syndrome involves brain disorder which causes loss of certain brain functions. This syndrome is caused mainly due to malnutrition. There is another reason for this syndrome, and that is Vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency. Wernicke...
What if you are caught flatfooted? Does this mean you have flat feet? Flat feet sounds like you are having one of those for ducks. But flat feet is a condition where the foot doesn't have regular curve and the full sole of the foot is almost...
'Garbage in, garbage out.' We make our bodies repositories of waste. And our poor kidneys are the doing their job double time to help get rid of those trash. The kidneys take away waste products and excess water from the blood. They also...
Osteomyelitis is a bone infection that usually affects the legs, arms, vertebrae and foot bones. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection, Staphylococcus being the main culprit, or by a fungal infection. It is more common among men, children...
Raynaud Phenomenon or RP is a condition characterized by discoloration of body parts, namely, the fingers and toes, when they are exposed to emotional events or alterations in temperature. Skin discoloration happens due to abnormal spasms in the...
Sickle cell anemia is one of the blood disorders that's hereditary. It's mostly caused by a defective gene which is supposed to instruct the body how to manufacture hemoglobin, the protein that gives red color to blood. It permits red...
Sporotrichosis is a skin infection caused by a fungus; it is a long-term infection. It is caused by sporothrix schenckii. This fungus is commonly found in plants, soil, hay, and sphagnum moss. It is also known as rose gardener’s disease. It...
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