Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid in the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it. Hydrocephalus occurs when fluid in the normal cavities inside the brain (ventricles) cannot be drained. There are many reasons for this buildup of fluid, such as a birth defect, brain hemorrhage or brain tumors. […]
Cholera is an epidemic intestinal disease caused by ingestion of a bacteria called Vibrio cholerae. Within days following the infestation, violent diarrhoea associated or not with vomiting appears. This disease remains a threat in countries with poor hygiene. You can get infected : -by ingesting contaminated water; – ingesting contaminated food such as raw or […]
Appendicitis is a painful swelling of the appendix. The appendix is a small, thin pouch connected to the large intestine, where poo forms. What Causes Appendicitis pain in the middle of your tummy (abdomen) that may come and go then travels to the lower right-hand side, where the appendix usually lies, and becomes constant and […]
Sickle cell disease: what is it? Also known as sickle cell anemia, sickle cell disease is a disease of the blood, specifically hemoglobin. The red blood cells are deformed and have trouble circulating in the blood and can sometimes get stuck in blood vessels 2. What causes sickle cell ? Sickle cell disease is an […]
Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) spreads through contaminated blood.
What is nocturnal enuresis? Nocturnal enuresis is the involuntary emission of urine during the night. It is not a disease. The only possible consequence is that the child’s self-esteem is affected. It is thus necessary to avoid making him feel guilty. Age: Nocturnal enuresis generally affects children between 5 and 10 years old. What to […]
DOCTOR, MY SON BEDWETS Bedwetting is common and often runs in families. It can be upsetting, but most children and young people will grow out of it. See a GP or school nurse for advice.
Back Pain Back pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks or months.
PROSTATE CANCER Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years.
DIABETES Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body is not able to effectively use the insulin it produces. The result is an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia).