Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths of the muscular wall of the uterus. The growths, which may be solitary or multiple in number, range from the size of a pea to the size of a mass that can fill the entire abdomen and pelvis.
Tinnitus is more a symptom than a condition. It is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. Though “tinnitus” is from a Latin word meaning to ring like a bell, the perceived sound is variously described not only as ringing, but also buzzing, hissing, or even roaring, whistling, or pounding.
Thalassemia, also known as Mediterranean Anemia, Cooley's Anemia or Homozygous Beta Thalassemia, is a group of inherited disorders in which there is a fault in the production of hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying pigment found in red blood cells).
Optic neuritis and papillitis are broad terms denoting inflammation, degeneration, or demyelinization of the optic nerve due to a wide variety of diseases.
A type of headache that predominantly affects middle-aged men. It includes episodes of severe, one-sided pain around the eye that occurs daily for several weeks and accompanied by other symptoms.
Alzheimer's disease, which is named for the German physician who first identified it in 1906, is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 70% of cases. It is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain and is characterized by a gradual deterioration of mental faculties caused by a loss of nerve cells and the connections between them. The disease is often accompanied by changes in behavior and personality.