How is sciatica diagnosed?
Your doctor will take a full medical history, then physically examine your back. Imaging tests such as X-rays are usually not required unless your symptoms continue for more than three months.
Is folliculitis contagious?
Folliculitis cannot be directly passed on from one person to another. However, sometimes the infection that causes the inflammation can be contagious. For example, a bacterial infection caused by Stap…
What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus in babies?
In babies with diabetes insipidus, symptoms can include persistent crying and irritability, very wet nappies that require frequent changing, vomiting and fever, reduced growth or weight loss and a ten…
What can be done at home to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
Lifestyle measures that help to manage urinary symptoms can help to manage BPH. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and not drinking fluids for a couple of hours before bed can reduce the need to urinate f…
What can trigger a cold sore?
An outbreak of cold sores can be caused by stress, sunlight or wind exposure, having a cold, the flu or another infection, and menstruation.
What causes Meniere's disease?
In Meniere's disease, a build-up of fluid in the inner ear causes the pressure to rise. Damage caused by this increase in pressure is thought to disrupt the flow of hearing and balance signals from th…
What causes osteoarthritis?
Sometimes the cause of osteoarthritis is unknown. Other times, osteoarthritis is a result of other problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis or injury.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis results from an imbalance in the bone remodelling cycle, which occurs because of menopause, ageing, or as a result of a range of disorders.
What causes short stature?
Short stature can be the result of many factors. The most common cause is simply coming from a family background of short height, and/or drawing the ‘short stick’ in the genetic ‘luck of the dra…
What is a cold sore?
Cold sores, sometimes referred to as oral herpes, are small blisters or lesions on the mouth, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).