Rectal Polyps

A Rectal Polyp is a mass of tissue that breaks through the mucous membrane of the colon or rectum and then juts outs into the digestive tract. There are several different classifications of polyps including the common polypoid adenomas, villous adenomas, Focal polypoid hyperplasia, and juvenile polyps (also called hamartomas). Most rectal polyps are found…

Uterine Fibroid -causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Treatment Uterine Fibroid Uterine fibroids (singular Uterine Fibroma) (leiomyomata, singular leiomyoma) are benign tumors which grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. They are the most common benign neoplasm in females, and may affect about 25% of white and 50% of black women during the reproductive years.Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are common noncancerous (benign) tumors…

Cysts Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Cysts

CYSTS A cyst is a fluid filled sac. Cysts develop in various places in the body. Depending on the type of cyst the fluid within the cyst can range from thin and watery to thick and paste-like. Some cysts have a thicker solid outer part with some fluid within. If you do have a cyst,…

What Causes Oral Thrush In Adults?

A fungal organism called Candida albicans is what causes oral thrush in adults.  This problem is easy enough to develop as the Candida lives on our bodies in small numbers all the time, but when the opportunity arises, it will take advantage of any imbalances in the body in order to develop in numbers and…

Hepatits – Information, Symptoms and Treatment

Hepatitis means liver inflammation. Viral hepatitis means that a person has liver inflammation due to a virus. Viral infection of the liver makes the liver swell up and stop working well. The liver is an important organ. It helps your body with these functions: Digests food Stores energy Removes poisons Hepatitis C is a disease…

What End Stage Liver Disease Means

End-stage liver disease refers to the 4th stage, or cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is when the cells of the liver start to die and create scarring. It’s caused by chronic liver disease, and the most common causes of chronic liver disease are alcohol abuse and hepatitis C. There are some other less common causes as well, including…

Formation of Kidney Stones in Men

It is four times more likely that men develop kidney stones than women, simply more vulnerable to kidney stones than women. What follows is a list of possible causes and treatments of these small and hardened crystals called kidney stones. A kidney stone is a hard mass that start forming in the kidney or the…

Food Poisoning Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Food poisoning Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but occasionally deadly illness. Food poisoning happens when someone eats food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria, or its toxins. Very occasionally, toxins from chemicals or pesticides can also cause food poisoning. You might think the solution is to get rid of all the bacteria.…

Duodenal Ulcer – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Ulcers often occur within the duodenum, usually in the first part just beyond the stomach which is called the duodenal cap. Ulcers can come in all shapes and sizes. Image 1 shows a single white-based ulcer. Image 2 shows numerous small ulcers scattered across the duodenal cap. Image 3 demonstrates a huge duodenal ulcer almost…

Gastritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Gastritis means inflammation of mucus lining of the stomach. It means that white blood cells move into the wall of the stomach as a response to some type of injury. Gastritis is a very troublesome disease and can give rise to many life threatening problems, if it is not treated in time. The symptoms are…

Myocarditis – Definition, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis is collection of diseases of infectious, toxic, and autoimmune. Myocarditis may develop as a complication of an infectious disease, usually caused by a virus. It can occur in people of all ages and is diagnosed more often in men than in women. Myocarditis is likely caused…