What is Ulcerative Colitis ? Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. It occurs only through continuous stretches of your colon. Causes: Genetics  Environmental -diet, air pollution, cigarette smoke and hygiene….

What is Anal Fissure? An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anus) that causes pain during bowel movements. It is a common condition. Anal fissures do not lead to more serious conditions. Causes: Anal/ peri-anal abscess You pass a large stool that stretches the anal canal. You are constipated and try to…

What is Piles? Piles are hemorrhoids that become inflamed. Hemorrhoids are masses, clumps, cushions of tissue in the anal canal – they are full of blood vessels, support tissue, muscle and elastic fibers Causes: Irregular bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea) Nutrition (low-fiber diet) Increased intra-abdominal pressure (prolonged straining) Pregnancy, genetics Absence of valves within the hemorrhoidal veins…

What is  Pinworm infection? Pin worm infection is the most common type of intestinal worm infection. Pinworms are thin and white, measuring about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (about 5 to 13 millimeters) in length. Pinworm infection occurs most often in school-age children. Symptoms: Itching of the anal or vaginal area Insomnia, irritability and restlessness Intermittent…

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects your large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common ailments of the bowel (intestines). The several terms used for IBS, including spastic colon, spastic colitis, and mucous colitis, attest to the difficulty of getting a descriptive handle…

What are Warts? Plane juvenile warts; Periungual warts; Subungual warts; Plantar warts; Verruca; Verrucae planae juveniles; Filiform warts; Verruca vulgaris Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt…

What is Urticaria? Urticaria, or hives, is a condition in which red, itchy, and swollen areas appear on the skin – usually as an allergic reaction from eating certain foods or taking certain medicines. Foods commonly cause hives: nuts tomatoes shellfish berries Medicines commonly cause hives: penicillin sulfa anticonvulsant drugs phenobarbital aspirin  Causes: dermatographism – hives…

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease.This is characterized by thickening of the…

    What is eczema? Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a dry skin condition. It is a highly individual condition which varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. It is not contagious so you cannot catch it from someone else. Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation…

What is Migraine? Migraine is a chronic disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches and nausea. It is believed to be a neurovascular disorder. Migraines are about three times more common in women than in men.  A typical migraine headache is unilateral (affecting one half of the head) and pulsating in nature and lasting from two to 72 hours….

What is Tension headache ? A tension headache is the most common type of primary headache. The pain can radiate from the lower back of the head, the neck, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body.The pain can remain for weeks without interruptions. Tension-type headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches. Approximately 3% of the population has chronic tension-type headaches….

  Gastritis, Peptic Ulcers & Duodenal Ulcers-we call this problem an A- type personality complaint. Increase in the secretion of the acid in the stomach & damage to the mucus wall that prevents this acid from affecting the stomach causes this problem. Faulty diet, inappropriate use of medications & stress are important causes of this…

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