Intestinal worms (helminths) are parasites that can affect both adults and children, though they are more prevalent in children. There are several types of stomach or intestinal worms. The most common types are roundworms, threadworms, pinworms, hookworms, tapeworms, and giardia. Intestinal worms enter the body through the skin, nose, and also through the ingestion of contaminated food or water. They then breed in the digestive tract and cause a number of unpleasant Symptoms: Continue reading
Crohn’s disease is a chronic illness in which the intestine (bowel) becomes inflamed and ulcerated (marked with sores). Along with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease is part of a group of diseases known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Crohn’s disease most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine (ileum), although it can occur in any part of the large or small intestine, stomach, esophagus or even the mouth. It can occur at any age, but it is most common between the ages of 15 and 30. Continue reading
Doctors often use this list symptoms characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to distinguish it from other intestinal diseases. However, in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, can not be observed none of these symptoms. Continue reading
Baldness (alopecia) is the total or partial loss of hair on the head. There are several types of baldness – androgenic, patchy, diffuse, seborrheic, cicatricial.
Androgenic alopecia – the most common type of hair loss that occurs at the age of 25 – 55 years, 30-35% of the male population. The same problem exists among women, but is much rarer. Continue reading
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection of the female reproductive system that can develop from an untreated sexually transmitted disease (STD). In most cases, it occurs when bacteria from the STD in the vagina or cervix move into the uterus and upper genital tract. The most common organisms that lead to PID are gonorrhea and chlamydia, both of which are highly contagious STDs. Continue reading
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. There are two types of pancreatitis: acute – when the pancreas is inflamed and causes short-term illness;
chronic – when the pancreas is irreversibly damaged and causes ongoing, long-term illness or bouts of acute symptoms.
Pancreatitis is most common between the ages of 35 and 64. Other risk factors include heavy drinking, smoking, family history of pancreatitis, and family history of high blood cholesterol or triglycerides. Continue reading