All posts tagged "what causes them"

  • What are Sore Throats and what causes them?

    What Are Sore Throats? A sore throat, otherwise known as pharyngitis, involves painfully inflamed mucous membranes that line the pharynx. It can be the symptom of numerous conditions but it closely relates with a cold or influenza.

    • Posted June 30, 2014
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  • What are Chronic Ear Infections and what causes them?

    What Are Chronic Ear Infections? A chronic ear infection is an infection that causes a discharge.

    • Posted June 30, 2014
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  • What are Fungal Toe Nails and what causes them?

    What Are Fungal Toe Nails? Fungal toe nails are an infection that affects the keratin, i.e. the hard material of the nail. The infection can develop slowly and cause the nail to become thick and discolored. The...

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • What are Leg Ulcers and what causes them?

    What Are Leg Ulcers? Leg Ulcers are chronic sores that appear on the legs and feet, causing itching, pain, and swelling in the affected areas.

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • What Are Post-Operative Scars and What Causes Them?

    What Are Post-Operative Scars? Post-operative scars are fibrous tissue designed to replace areas of normal skin following an injury.

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • What are GallBladder Stones and What Causes Them?

    What Is a Gallstone? A gallstone is a crystalline concretion formed in the gallbladder. These pieces of solid material form when pigments and cholesterols found in bile develop into hard particles. Gallstones are classified as yellow-green cholesterol...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • What are Liver Cysts and What Causes Them?

    What Are Liver Cysts? A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can grow anywhere in the body. For the most part they are benign and in the case of liver cysts they are mostly caused from birth...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • What are Floaters and What Causes Them?

    What Are Floaters? Floaters are small, dark shapes that float through the field of vision. They can be dots, strands, squiggles, or countless other shapes. Though they may seem annoying, they are harmless and can be prevented...

    • Posted April 3, 2014
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  • What are Uterine Fibroids and what causes them?

    What Are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors from smooth muscle tissue that form in the uterus. There can be multiple fibroids, and they are the most common tumors in females, typically found during mid-to-late...

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes – What is it and what causes it?

    What is a Blocked Fallopian Tube? Blocked Fallopian Tube or Fallopian tube obstruction is a major cause of female infertility. Blocked fallopian tubes are unable to let the ovum and the sperm converge, thus making fertilization impossible....

    • Posted March 20, 2014
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