Diseases and Conditions

Type C Personality

By Dr. Raj MD on July 9th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Type C Personality Although this article will discuss type C personality, it helps to know about the other types as well. First, you need to know that psychologists break down personality theory into two general types known as Type theory and Trait theory.  Today, the Trait theorists seem to prevail, however we will look at […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on July 4th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Hypertrichosis Definition Hypertrichosis is a condition wherein there is excessive hair growth and thickness that is not considered normal for a person’s age, sex, body area, and ethnicity. Hypertrichosis Vs. Hirsutism Hypertrichosis and hirsutism both exhibit excessive hair growth. However, in hypertrichosis, excessive hair growth is not confined on androgenic areas or bodily surfaces that […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on July 1st, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition of Paresthesia Paresthesia comes from the Greek words, para (meaning abnormal) and aesthesia (meaning sensation). This is the medical term used for the skin sensation that is described as tingling, tickling, pricking, burning, or numbing. It is also known as having the feeling of limb “falling asleep” or “pins and needles” [1]. This occurs without warning and is […]

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Precordial Catch Syndrome

By Dr. Raj MD on June 29th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

It is not uncommon to see a kid complaining of chest pain in one of the days. Usually it is misread by the parents or the caretakers as the child faking it to avoid school or as an acid reflux. Some parents get scared thinking that something is seriously wrong with the child’s heart. In […]

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Temporal Arteritis

By Dr. Raj MD on June 28th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Temporal Arteritis? Temporal arteritis refers to the condition in which there is an inflammation or damage of the temporal arteries in the brain which are responsible for the blood supply of the head and brain [1]. This disorder particularly affects the large and medium arteries which are branching from the neck area [2]. […]

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Inflamed (Enlarged) Taste Buds

By Dr. Raj MD on June 26th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Foods. They keep us alive. They make us happy. They satisfy the cravings of our taste buds. Have you ever wondered what happens if you cannot taste every food that you ingest? That would be undelightful and it will be such a waste because eating tasty foods is like heaven on earth. But what is […]

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Swollen Feet and Ankles

By Dr. Raj MD on June 24th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Frequently asked Questions and Answers on Swollen Feet and Ankles in general…. What is swelling? Swelling refers to an abnormal increase in size of a body part. Is swelling the same as edema? Medically speaking, they are the same because edema is the medical jargon for swelling [1]. Why are the feet and ankles most […]

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Appendix Pain

By Dr. Raj MD on June 22nd, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Appendix and Appendicitis? Appendicitis is an emergency condition which is characterized by the inflammation of the appendix. Appendix is a finger-like pouch that is connected to the large intestine. It is located at the lower right abdominal quadrant [1]. Usually, it is 4 inches (10 cm) in length and pencil-thin [2]. This part […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on June 20th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Elephantiasis (Facts and History) Overview Elephantiasis is a common term for either Lymphatic filariasis or Podoconiosis. These are two different diseases but they both cause enlargement of lower extremities that would appear like an elephant’s limb and thus accountable for the term. Both diseases are included in the list of Neglected Tropical Diseases by the […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on June 15th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

Key Points on Normal Menstruation Menstruation is also commonly called menstrual period, menstrual bleeding, or monthly period. It is a normal monthly cycle that happens in females usually starting at ages 11-14. The first monthly period is called menarche. This is one of the signs of puberty. Menstruation is necessary to occur in a woman’s […]

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