What is advanced gout?
Advanced gout is a condition that can develop if gout is left untreated. In advanced gout, uric acid crystals collect under the skin in lumps or nodules called tophi. The lumps can appear on your fing…
What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism (also called thyrotoxicosis) is an over-active thyroid gland. It leads to an oversupply of several hormones that control metabolism in the body.
What is supraventricular tachycardia?
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) refers to a heart condition which has episodes of abnormally fast heart rhythms. These are caused by abnormal electrical impulses, which originate in the areas of th…
What is the outlook for foetal alcohol syndrome?
There is no cure for foetal alcohol syndrome. By the time the baby is born, the effects of the syndrome are already in place and cannot be reversed. They are different for every person, but these effe…
What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition that impairs a person's ability to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Because blood glucose levels need to be within a normal range for a perso…
Who gets atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation can affect anyone, but is more prevalent in older people.
Who gets nosebleeds?
Nosebleeds can potentially affect anyone, but are more common in children under the age of 10, and adults aged between 45-65 years.
Will bursitis keep coming back?
Yes, once you have bursitis it does tend to recur. The best policy is to maintain good health of your joints through careful exercise, weight management and taking care with repetitive actions.
What is open-angle glaucoma?
Open-angle glaucoma occurs when, despite the eye's anterior chamber angle being open, the drainage of fluid from the eye becomes blocked. This can lead to increased pressure inside the eye and damage …
Are there different types of warts?
There are several types of warts. The most common types include the common wart, which can occur anywhere on the body, plantar warts (which usually occur on the sole of the foot) and genital warts. Ge…