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 remodeling 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 draw'. Ho…
What factors increase the risk of mental health problems during pregnancy?
Anyone can experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Usually there is no one cause, but a range of contributing factors: having a history of mental health problems prior to pregnancy; having…
What happens if ice addiction develops during pregnancy?
Newborn babies born to mothers using ice can sustain damage from the drug and suffer from a number of problems, including withdrawal symptoms in the weeks after birth, lower birth weight and smaller h…
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).
What is a kidney stone?
Kidney stones are small, solid lumps that form in one or both of the kidneys and can move into other parts of the urinary tract. Large kidney stones can get stuck in the thin tubes (ureters) that conn…
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 anger management?
Anger management is the name for the steps and processes that can help to manage and reduce your anger. This can involve altering the way you think about certain things that make you angry, and changi…
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.