Month: November 2017

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Bladder outlet obstruction is a condition in which the opening between the bladder and the urethra is partially or completely blocked. This allows only some urine, or sometimes none at all, to empty from the…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Lichen simplex chronicus is a skin disorder characterized by an itching inflammation of the top layer of the skin. What is going on in the body? Lichen simplex chornicus may result from an irritation of…

The following are general types of BRMs: cytokines monoclonal antibodies tumor vaccines other immunotherapy Cytokines. This class of BRMs includes interferon and interleukin-2. These substances are normally produced by the body. These help to fight viral infections and to kill abnormal…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Chapped hands are a result of very dry skin. Dry skin occurs when the moisture, or water, content of the skin is decreased for any reason. What is going on in the body? The surface…

It is well known that men are 7-10 times more likely to suffer from this deadly disease than women. From all types of cancer, lung cancer is now in the second place (for men), the first place being occupied by…

You can’t do anything about your genes, of course, but knowing your family history is still important. For example, if you tell your doctor that you have relatives who had heart disease, he or she may be more likely to…

At the basis of the most dangerous cardiovascular diseases lies atherothrombosis — the thrombosis of the major coronary and cerebrovascular arteries. Atherothrombosis represents a suddenly damaged atheroma which leads to the increased formation of platelets and, as a result, to…

Don’t let your health suffer from neglect. Use these self-exams to uncover early warning signs of men’s health issues, from heart disease to testicular cancer. According to a men’s health survey conducted by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Exfoliative dermatitis is the term for large areas of skin that are covered by a rash. It can be life-threatening in its most severe form. What is going on in the body? Exfoliative dermatitis is…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Rheumatic fever is a delayed immune response that can occur after certain group A streptococcal infections. It causes damage to certain organs, particularly the heart. What is going on in the body? Strep throat and…