tay-sachs disease

When there is a suspicion that a person might have Tay–Sachs disease, regardless of the age of onset, the initial testing starts with an enzyme assay to determine the activity of hexosaminidase in leukocytes, fibroblasts, or serum. In individuals with Tay-Sachs disease, hexosaminidase enzyme activity is decreased. After decreased hexosaminidase enzyme activity in an individual…

Tay-Sachs disease

Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a deathly genetic disorder, most commonly affecting children. Tay-Sachs results in the destruction of the nervous system. It is caused by the absence of an important enzyme called hexosaminidase-A (Hex-A). Without this enzyme, a fatty lipid or a fatty substance called GM2 ganglioside accumulates in cells, especially in the brain of…

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which then leads to abdominal cramping and pain, fatigue, diarrhea, weight loss, and malnutrition. It was named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described its symptoms in 1932 together with two other colleagues. Crohn’s disease-caused inflammations can attack several different…

dehydration sign

We are made mostly out of the water. Without water, our bodies couldn’t survive. It is found inside all cells and blood vessels. When more fluids leave the body than enter it, the process is called dehydration. Even mild dehydration can cause lethargy, headaches, and constipation. Some common causes of dehydration are long-lasting diarrhea and…

types of hernias

Here’s a list with the most common types of hernias, in both men and women. Inguinal hernia These hernias have an origin in the lower abdomen just above the leg crease, near to the pubic area. They often occur on both sides of the pubic area, and this is called bilateral inguinal hernia. Femoral hernia…

hernia

A hernia is most commonly caused by a combination of muscle strain and muscle weakness. It can develop quickly or over a longer time period, depending on the cause. One of the common causes of hernia is failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb (this is called a congenital defect). Sometimes…

A hand reaching for toilet paper due to diarrhea

Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools that occur three or more times per day. Most cases of this potentially dangerous condition are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. It can also be caused by Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and some food intolerances, among other reasons. Taking certain medications such as antibiotics can make…

types of diarrhea

Diarrhea is the condition when a person is having at least three liquid bowel movements per day. It usually lasts for a few days. The most dangerous thing about the condition is that it can result in dehydration due to fluid loss, and this is especially dangerous for children. The first signs of dehydration usually…

breast cancer

Less than one percent of all breast cancers in the world occur in men. The reasons why men get breast cancer are still unknown, but certain lifestyles can increase the chances of getting the disease. Breast cancer history in your family puts you at greater risk of getting the disease than those who didn’t have…

moebius syndrome

Moebius syndrome (also spelled Möbius) is a rare neurological disease that affects the muscles controlling eye movements and facial expressions. The signs that a person might be suffering from this condition are present as soon as the child is born. The weakness of the facial muscles and paralysis of the face are the most common…

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