Buerger' s disease is a condition in which the arteries in the arms and legs go into prolonged spasm in response to nicotine. The fingers, toes, hands and feet are initially cold and white, then the circulation problem becomes so severe that gangrene sets in, and first the fingers and toes...Read more »
Patients with this problem have an additional rib present in lower neck above normal first rib. Nerves and arteries can be compressed between the extra cervical rib and the scalenus anticus muscle in the neck. This is a congenital (present since conception) problem.
The syndrome...Read more »
Pancreatitis is not a common disease, but is a well recognised complication of alcoholism. Anyone who drinks excess amounts of alcohol, either constantly or intermittently, is placing their health at risk in many ways.
Most abusers of heroin have personality disorders, antisocial behaviour, or are placed in situations of extreme stress. One quarter of heroin addicts will die within ten years of commencing the habit as a direct result of the heroin use. A rising proportion will die from complications of the...Read more »
Parents often feel a child should be clean by the age of two, and dry at night by the age of two and a half. In fact, only about half of all children achieve these goals, and many a year or more later. Complete control is rarely reached before three in any child.
Toilet-training...Read more »
There are no tests that can confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndtome. Everything in the sufferer appears completely normal except for the fact that they are so tired that they cannot perform their normal daily activities. It is therefore a diagnosis of exclusion, and some doctors claim...Read more »