What causes breath-holding?
The cause of breath-holding spells is not known; however, most children with breath-holding spells have lower levels of iron in their blood. The significance of this is not known.
What causes tinnitus?
A common cause of tinnitus is damage to the inner ear or another part of the hearing system. However, other factors that can cause tinnitus or make symptoms worse include head injury, ear wax build-up…
What does FODMAPs stand for?
FODMAPs stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.
What happens if hyperthyroidism occurs during pregnancy?
Hyperthyroidism can be treated during pregnancy. Your doctor will take you through your best options for treatment.
What is the outlook for Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's disease is an invariably progressive disease. Most cases will progress to their terminal stages between 8 and 15 years from the first onset of symptoms.
What is the purpose of the newborn baby blood test?
Newborn baby blood tests are carried out to test for: phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism, and cystic fibrosis.
What is vaginal itching?
Vaginal itching is an unpleasant, uncomfortable and occasionally painful sensation experienced by many women.
Who can develop cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis develops when a child inherits two copies of the defective CFTR gene, one from each carrier parent.
Who gets a hip fracture?
Most hip fractures happen to people over 65 years of age who have had a fall or blow to the hip. Women in this age group are more likely to have a hip fracture because they are more likely to fall and…
Who gets pneumonia?
Anyone can get pneumonia, but young children and people over 65 years of age have a higher risk of developing the condition. People who have a weak immune system, including people with HIV/AIDS, peopl…
Will back pain clear on its own?
Most cases of back pain will respond to conservative treatment and resolve within several weeks.