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Down Syndrome:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17818-down-syndrome

Jan 31st, 2023 - Overview Down syndrome can affect how your child develops. Physical signs become more apparent as your child grows. What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic condition where people are born with an extra chromosome. Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes within each cell in their body, for a total of 46. A person diagnosed with Down syndrome has an extra copy of chromosome 21, which m...

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis): Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15456-kidney-infection-pyelonephritis

Jan 31st, 2023 - Overview A kidney infection is more likely than a lower UTI to suddenly make you feel sick, give you a fever or cause pain in your lower back or side. What is a kidney infection (pyelonephritis)? A kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria cause it when they move from another part of your body, like your bladder, up to one or both of your kidneys. Ki...

Somogyi Effect: What It Is, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/11443-somogyi-effect

Jan 31st, 2023 - Overview What is the Somogyi effect? The Somogyi (so-MOH-gyee) effect happens when a low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) episode overnight leads to high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in the morning due to a surge of hormones. It can affect people with diabetes who take insulin. The effect was named after the doctor who first wrote about it in the 1930s — Dr. Michael Somogyi. Healthcare providers somet...

Balanitis: Causes, Symptoms, Trea
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21186-balanitis

Jan 30th, 2023 - Overview What is balanitis? Balanitis is pain and inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the glans (head) of the penis that happens most often in uncircumcised men or people assigned male at birth (AMAB). Circumcision is a procedure that removes skin (the foreskin) from the head of the penis (glans). Yeast infections typically cause balanitis. However, bacterial infections, viral infections ...

Adenomyosis: Causes, Symptoms, Dia
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14167-adenomyosis

Jan 30th, 2023 - Overview Adenomyosis is when tissue that lines your uterus grows into the muscular walls of your uterus. What is adenomyosis? Adenomyosis (pronounced “add-en-o-my-OH-sis”) is when tissue similar to the lining of your uterus (endometrium) starts to grow into the muscle wall of your uterus (myometrium). It causes your uterus to thicken and enlarge — sometimes, up to double or triple its usual siz...

Noonan Syndrome (Leopard Syndrome)
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17926-noonan-syndrome

Jan 27th, 2023 - Overview What is Noonan syndrome? Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition that can affect your child in many ways. While some children born with this condition have mild symptoms, others can have more issues. Symptoms typically include unusual facial features such as a tall forehead and wide-set eyes, lower-set ears and a shorter neck. Many children born with Noonan syndrome also have short stat...

Prader-Willi Syndrome:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21016-prader-willi-syndrome

Jan 27th, 2023 - Overview What is Prader-Willi syndrome? Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic condition that affects your child’s metabolism and causes changes to their body and behavior. They have severe low muscle tone and poor feeding during early infancy, followed by a tremendous appetite that develops between 2 and 6 years of age. This can lead to severe obesity if excessive eating isn’t managed. ...

Bruises (Ecchymosis): Symptoms, Causes, Trea
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15235-bruises

Jan 26th, 2023 - Overview What is a bruise (ecchymosis)? “Ecchymosis” (pronounced “eh-chuh-mow-sis”) is the medical term for a bruise. A bruise, or contusion, is skin discoloration from damaged, leaking blood vessels underneath your skin. Even though there’s blood pooling underneath your skin, you won’t have any external bleeding unless your skin breaks open. The collection of blood makes a bruise visible. Brui...

Low Libido (Low Sex Drive): Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15216-low-libido-low-sex-drive

Jan 26th, 2023 - Overview What is low libido (low sex drive)? Low libido (low sex drive) is a decrease in the frequency and/or intensity of sexual desire that you once had. It can be temporary or long-term. Libido is your overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity, which includes sex with a partner and masturbation. Libido is complex and is influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Bio...

Transient Global Amnesia (TGA):
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21028-transient-global-amnesia

Jan 25th, 2023 - Overview What is transient global amnesia (TGA)? Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a rare medical condition in which you experience a sudden episode of memory loss. During a TGA episode, you can’t form new memories (a condition called anterograde amnesia), and you have difficulty recalling recent memories (a condition called retrograde amnesia). “Transient” means passing. Transient global amnes...

Gingivitis: Symptoms a
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10950-gingivitis-and-periodontal-disease-gum-disease

Jan 23rd, 2023 - Overview When plaque and tartar remain on your teeth for too long, your gums become red and swollen. This is gingivitis. Left untreated, gingivitis can cause irreversible damage to the bone and tissues that support your teeth. What is gingivitis? Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease (periodontal disease). It develops when plaque, tartar and bacteria build up on your teeth, causing re...

Agoraphobia: What It Is, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15769-agoraphobia

Jan 20th, 2023 - Overview What is agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that causes an intense fear of becoming overwhelmed or unable to escape or get help. Because of fear and anxiety, people with agoraphobia often avoid new places and unfamiliar situations, like: Large, open areas or enclosed spaces. Crowds. Places outside of their home. Public transportation. How common is agoraphobia? Researchers ...

Proctitis: What it is, Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/5964-proctitis

Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview What is proctitis? Proctitis is inflammation inside your rectum, which is the lower end of your large intestine just before your anus. “Procto” means “rectum,” and “itis” means “inflammation”. Your rectum can become inflamed if bacteria or chemicals irritate the inner lining, or if it’s affected by inflammatory bowel disease. It can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain, rectal bl...

Enterocolitis: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24633-enterocolitis

Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview What is enterocolitis? Enterocolitis is inflammation that occurs throughout your intestines. It combines “enteritis,” inflammation of the small intestine, with “colitis,” inflammation of the large intestine. Inflammation in either of your intestines is common, but when it occurs in both, it tends to be more severe. It also tends to affect those with more vulnerable immune systems, espe...

Heartburn: What It Feels Like,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9617-heartburn-overview

Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview Heartburn feels like it's in your heart, but it actually occurs in your esophagus. What is heartburn? Heartburn is a painful, burning feeling in the middle of your chest. It’s not really in your heart, though. It’s caused by stomach acid rising into your esophagus (reflux), which runs through your chest, close to your heart. Heartburn is an occasional symptom for many people, and a chr...

Irregular Periods (Abnormal Menstruation):
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14633-abnormal-menstruation-periods

Jan 18th, 2023 - Overview What are irregular periods? Most women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB) have menstrual periods that last four to seven days. Your period usually occurs every 28 days, but normal menstrual cycles can range from 21 days to 35 days. In fact, the average cycle length is 29 days. Many things cause irregular periods (or irregular menstruation) such as changes in hormone levels, str...

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Sym
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9687-ectopic-pregnancy

Jan 18th, 2023 - Overview What is Ectopic Pregnancy? What is an ectopic pregnancy? An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that happens outside of your uterus. This occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location that can’t support its growth. An ectopic pregnancy most often happens in your fallopian tube (a structure that connects your ovaries and uterus). Ectopic pregnancies more rarely can occur in your ovar...

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8634-prostate-cancer

Jan 17th, 2023 - Overview 10 Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men and people assigned male at birth (AMAB). This tiny gland secretes fluid that mixes with semen, keeping sperm healthy for conception and pregnancy. Prostate cancer is a serious disease. Fortunately...

Aspergillosis: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Dia
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14770-aspergillosis

Jan 16th, 2023 - Overview What is aspergillosis? Aspergillosis is a term for an infection caused by several types of Aspergillus fungi (plural of fungus). Aspergillus is usually found outdoors, in dead leaves, plants, soil or compost. It’s occasionally found in moist environments indoors. Most people breathe in Aspergillus spores every day without getting sick. But in certain people, Aspergillus can cause aller...

Depression: Causes, Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9290-depression

Jan 13th, 2023 - Overview What is depression? Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in things and activities you once enjoyed. It can also cause difficulty with thinking, memory, eating and sleeping. It’s normal to feel sad about or grieve over difficult life situations, such as losing your job or a divorce. But depression is different in that it persists...