Myxedema refers to both a form of severe hypothyroidism and a number of effects that hypothyroidism can have on the skin and other body tissues. Find out here why myxedema occurs, and the symptoms it can cause. We also examine a rare, life-threatening complication called myxedema coma that can occur in untreated cases.
A burning sensation can occur anywhere in the body. It may feel like heat, pins and needles, or a sharp, prickly pain. Various conditions cause it, and a correct diagnosis is essential. Here, learn about illnesses that commonly cause burning sensations, as well as when to see a doctor and treatments that can help.
Going to the dentist for even a simple procedure might require numbing or anesthetic, because the nerves in the teeth are very sensitive. This numb feeling, from Novocaine or other drugs, will last some time after the procedure is finished. Learn more about how long Novocaine lasts, and how to make it wear off faster.
Centrilobular emphysema is a form of emphysema where the damage begins in the central lobes of the lungs and spreads outward. This is distinct from panlobular emphysema. In this article, we discuss centrilobular emphysema including symptoms, causes, complications, and possible treatments.
A person with diabetes must monitor the carbohydrate and sugar in their diet. Although apples contain these compounds, they are a healthful choice for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this article, find out the effects of apples on blood sugar and insulin levels, plus other fruits to eat for diabetes.
While cysts and tumors may look and feel similar, there are key differences. Hearing the word “tumor” may be frightening, but many tumors are benign, and while some cysts are harmless, others can cause problems. In this article, learn the difference between cysts and tumors. We also describe conditions that cause them.
Splinters are very common but can be painful, especially if they are difficult to remove. In this article, learn about different ways to remove a splinter. These include using tweezers or duct tape and soaking the area. We also explain the signs of infection and when to see a doctor for professional removal.