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Ataxia

Persons who are diagnosed with ataxia experience a failure of muscle control in their arms and legs which may result in a lack of balance, coordination, and possibly a disturbance in gait. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speec

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is a thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia where the electrical signals in the atria (the two small chambers of the heart) are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner.

Autistic Disorder

Autistic disorder (also called autism; more recently described as "mindblindedness") is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life.

Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis) is a disease that results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. When blood supply is cut off, the bone tissue dies and the bone co

Acne

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The glands become clogged, leading to pimples and cysts.

Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is an itchy inflammation of your skin. It's a long-lasting (chronic) condition that may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Eczema is most often seen in infants and children, but it can continue into adulthood or first a

Acute Subdural Hematoma

An Acute Subdural Hematoma is a clot of blood that develops between the surface of brain and its tough outer covering known as dura mater. It usually occurs when there is stretching and tearing of veins on the brain's surface due to severe head injur

Analgesic Nephropathy

Analgesic nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease that gradually leads to end-stage renal disease. It often results from taking painkillers every day for several years. The painkillers that combine two or more analgesics with caffeine or codeine are

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Acute Kidney Injury refers to the abrupt deterioration in kidney function that happens within few hours or few days. AKI results in the accumulation of waste products in your blood and therefore makes it tough for your kidneys to maintain right balan

Acute Nephritic Syndrome

Acute Nephritic Syndrome is a group of disorders that cause inflammation & swelling of glomeruli in the kidney. It can happen to anyone but mainly it occurs in children between ages 2 and 12 years.

Acute and Chronic Rhinitis

Rhinitis refers to the irritation, inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose that is usually caused by viruses, bacteria or seasonal allergy.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the airways of your lungs swell and become narrow. It makes breathing difficult for the patient and results in periodic attacks of cough, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Atrophic Rhinitis

Atrophic Rhinitis is a chronic nasal infection in which there is thinning of the mucosa of the nose. The nasal passages become wide resulting in blockage of nose along with formation of thick dry crusts that are foul smelling. It is more common in fe

Abscess

An Abscess is a soft, tender, painful swelling filled with pus due to bacterial infection. The area of Abscess is surrounded by skin that is pink to deep red in colour. It can occur anywhere on the body but the most common sites where an Abscess occu

Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix where it becomes swollen and filled with pus. It is a small finger-shaped pouch about 5-10 cm located on the right side of abdomen, connected to large intestine. The purpose of appendix is not yet known

Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune Disorders occur when your body's immune system decides that your healthy cells are foreign and destroys them by mistake. These disorders can result in abnormal organ growth and changes in organ function. Overall, there are around 80 types

Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the pharynx, which is located in the back of throat. It is a very common condition that causes sore throat.Pharyngitis usually occurs in winters.

Adenoids and Tonsils

Tonsils are lumps of soft tissue that are present on both sides at the back of mouth. Their size may vary from person to person. You can normally see tonsils by opening your mouth wide and looking at the mirror.

Abdominal Lump

An Abdominal Lump is an abnormal growth in the abdomen that causes swelling or bulge to be formed in any area of the abdomen. This lump may be soft or hard depending on the underlying cause. One may experience pain, discomfort or bloating due to this

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