Metabolic disorder where small and larger stones of fat precipitate in the bile and accumulate in the biliary passages. This happens mainly in the gall bladder. Large stones will block the flow of bile through the bile duct and cause intense pain.
Tissue death caused by reduced or ceased blood supply. Seen in cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, physical damages, and frost-bite. Untreated, wounds will form, tissue will rot and get cold, black, and often infected. May cause blood poisoning.
The function of gastric juice is to assist in digestion and kill bacteria. The acidity of the stomach is an important barrier against bacterial infection, flagellants, and worms. Symptoms of malfunction are heartburn, gas, stomach ache, and dyspepsia.
Ulcerations in the stomach and the duodenum caused by reduced resistance to gastric acid and the digestion enzyme pepsine in the gastric mucosa. Often caused by a bacterial infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Often worsened by stress.
Infection with the Epstein-Barr virus which mostly attacks the lymph nodes - especially in young people. Symptoms: malaise, loss of appetite, fever, tonsillitis, and swollen glands. The symptoms last 1 - 2 weeks, but the tiredness may last longer.
Generic term for diseases with an increased fluid pressure in the eye. When the liquid in the eye cannot be drained from the eyeball, internal pressure will rise and damage the eye. Glaucoma is most common in elderly people.
Generic term for diseases with increased concentrations of uric acid in the body, re-occurring attacks of joint inflammation caused by crystallization of the synovial fluid, accumulation of uric acid in the joint cavities (tophi), and kidney problems.
Inexplicable pains in the joint musculature; especially in children and young people in the growing age. Pains are often worse at night. Most common in active children, children with hypermobile joints, and children with flatfoot or other feet problems.