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Interstitial Cystitis

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Children's Chronic Diseases | 0 comments

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis – also called painful bladder syndrome – is a chronic condition characterized by a combination of uncomfortable bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pain in your pelvis. This pain can range from mild burning or discomfort to severe pain. In IC the bladder wall may be irritated and become scarred or stiff. Glomerulations (pinpoint bleeding) often appear on the bladder wall. Hunner’s ulcers (patches of broken skin found on the bladder wall) are present in 10 percent of people with Interstitial cystitis....

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Lupus

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Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system attack its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. With this chronic disease, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (like from the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these viruses and invaders. With Lupus your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and...

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Lyme Disease

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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. It is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of  bacteria. The disease is named after the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme in Connecticut after researchers investigated why unusually large numbers of children were being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Further investigations resulted in the discovery that tiny deer ticks infected with a spiral-shaped bacterium or spirochete (which was later named Borrelia burgdorferi) were responsible for the...

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Menieres Disease

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Menieres Disease

Menieres disease is a disorder of the flow of fluids of the inner ear.  It can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in your ears called tinnitus (ringing), hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain. It usually affects just one ear. It is a common cause of hearing loss. The symptoms of Menieres disease are variable; not all sufferers experience the same symptoms. However, “classic Menieres” is considered to have the following four symptoms: Attacks of rotational vertigo that can be severe,...

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. Although multiple sclerosis occurs most commonly in adults, it is also diagnosed in children and adolescents. Estimates suggest that 8,000-10,000 children (defined as up to 18 years old) in the United States have multiple sclerosis, and another 10,000-15,000 have experienced at least one symptom suggestive of MS. A person with MS can have almost any neurological...

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Muscular Dystrophy

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases in which the muscles that control movement (voluntary muscles) become progressively weaker. In some forms of this disease, the heart and other organs are also affected. There are nine major forms of muscular dystrophy: Myotonic, Duchenne, Becker, Limb-girdle, Facioscapulohumeral, congenital, Oculopharyngeal, Distal, and Emery-Dreifuss. MD can appear from birth to anytime in life, and it’s serverity and form are determined (in part) by the age it develops. The most common form of...

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Myasthenia Gravis Disease

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Myasthenia Gravis Disease

Myasthenia Gravis, is a neuromuscular disease that affects the muscles under our voluntary control. With this disease, muscles become easily tired and weak because there is a problem with how the nerves stimulate the contraction of muscles. Myasthenia gravis is clasified as an autoimmune disorder, in which circulating antibodies cause weakness by blocking acetylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction, inhibiting the stimulative effect of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Typically, the muscles around the eyes are...

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Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is a progressive disease; signs and symptoms gradually worsen over time. Osteoarthritis is more common among women than men, especially after the age of 50 years. Most commonly, it develops in people aged over 40. Younger people may also be affected; usually after an injury or as a result of another joint condition. Any joint in the body may be affected. However, the disease is most likely to affects the patient’s: Hands Hips Knees Lower back Neck Osteoarthritis has three...

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Parkinsons Disease

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Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.  It’s is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Parkinsons involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinsons primarily affects neurons in the an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons...

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