Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body such as your fingers and toes.

DEFINITION Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body such as your fingers and toes to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, … Continue reading Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body such as your fingers and toes.

Radiation enteritis is inflammation of the intestines that occurs after radiation therapy.

DEFINITION Radiation enteritis is inflammation of the intestines that occurs after radiation therapy. Radiation enteritis causes Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps in people receiving radiation aimed at the abdomen, pelvis or rectum. Radiation enteritis is most common in people receiving … Continue reading Radiation enteritis is inflammation of the intestines that occurs after radiation therapy.

Testicular Cancer occurs in the testicles (testes), which are located inside the scrotum.

DEFINITION Testicular Cancer occurs in the testicles (testes), which are located inside the scrotum, a loose bag of skin underneath the penis. The testicles produce male sex hormones and sperm for reproduction. Compared with other types of Cancer, testicular Cancer is rare. But testicular Cancer is the … Continue reading Testicular Cancer occurs in the testicles (testes), which are located inside the scrotum.

Tennis Elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked.

DEFINITION Tennis Elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Despite its name, most cases of Tennis Elbow occur in people who don’t play tennis. … Continue reading Tennis Elbow is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked.

A Retractile testicle is a testicle that may move back and forth between the scrotum and the groin.

DEFINITION A Retractile testicle is a testicle that may move back and forth between the scrotum and the groin. When the Retractile testicle is residing in the groin, it may be easily guided by hand into its proper position in the scrotum the bag … Continue reading A Retractile testicle is a testicle that may move back and forth between the scrotum and the groin.

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.

DEFINITION Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, Uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine Cancer and almost never develop into Cancer. Uterine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of … Continue reading Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years.

Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection.

DEFINITION Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection. Inside the larynx are your vocal cords — two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage. Normally, your vocal cords open and close smoothly, … Continue reading Laryngitis is an inflammation of your voice box (larynx) from overuse, irritation or infection.

People with Lactose Intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk.

DEFINITION People with Lactose Intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have Diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, … Continue reading People with Lactose Intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk.

Tetralogy of Fallot (teh-tral-uh-je ov fuh-LOE) is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth.

DEFINITION Tetralogy of Fallot (teh-tral-uh-je ov fuh-LOE) is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth. These defects, which affect the structure of the heart, cause oxygen-poor blood to flow out of the … Continue reading Tetralogy of Fallot (teh-tral-uh-je ov fuh-LOE) is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth.