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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common hereditary ailment affecting the heart that can trigger various issues including heart failure and sudden death. Nevertheless, the seriousness of this condition varies for each individual and many can lead normal lives. What are the causes? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is brought about by various genetic mutations that trigger a disorder in […]


Esophagitis is defined as swelling, inflammation or irritation of the esophagus. Generally, the esophagus becomes inflamed. Various factors can add up to an increased risk for esophagitis such as: Reflux of the stomach contents – this is the usual cause of esophagitis Excessive episodes of vomiting – the acid present in vomit can irritate the […]

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is typically caused by the deer tick infected by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. Transmission of the disease occurs if the tick was not removed before 48-72 hours. Even if an individual had the condition before, he/she can become infected again. Due to this, it is vital to thoroughly check for any ticks after […]

Fish-handler’s disease

Fish-handler’s disease is defined as a condition among humans that arises after handling fish or other water organisms. Based on studies conducted, there are 2 genera of bacteria pinpointed as the main causative agents, specifically mycobacterium and erysipelothrix. What is the cause? Fish-handler’s disease develops if a scrape or cut in the skin is infected […]

Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is defined as the poor production of tears by the tear glands. There is chronic lack of moisture in the affected eye. If not treated, it can lead to diminished vision and even eye infections. Remember that tears are vital in maintaining healthy eyes. The tears are comprised of compounds that keep […]


Labyrinthitis is causes the fragile structure deep within the ear known as the labyrinth to inflame or swell. Once this occurs, both balance and hearing capability are affected. What is the cause? Labyrinthitis generally arises after a viral infection such as the flu or common cold. The infection can spread from the chest, mouth, nose […]

What is toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a prevalent form of infection that can be acquired from feces of infected meat or from infected feces of cats. The condition is typically harmless but can cause serious issues in some individuals. Do I have toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis does not typically trigger any symptoms, and most are not even aware that they have […]