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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter G


  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that is marked by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things, which is disproportionate to the actual source of worry. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals suffering GAD usually catastrophise, anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, family problems, friend problems or work difficulties. [read more]

  2. Genetic Disorders Inborn
    Genetic disorders are genetic anomalies that are usually associated with diseases encoded in the genetic material of cells since the conception of a child. Some forms of these genetic disorders are a result of abnormalities due to errors in cell division, causing either a lack of an X or a Y chromosome, or an excess of one. Klinefelter's syndrome results from a male with 2 X chromosomes, and Down's syndrome results from having an extra chromosome 21. At the moment, some 4,000 genetic disorders have been discovered so far. This is a result of the most genetic disorders being rare, usually present in one in some thousand people. One of the more common genetic diseases is cystic fibrosis, with about 5% of the American population carrying a copy of the gene carrying the disease. [read more]

  3. Genital Herpes
    Genital herpes is a highly contagious (STD) sexually transmitted disease. [read more]

  4. Genital System Cancer
    Genital system cancer is the collective term for cancers that affect the organs in the genital system. Included in this group are vaginal cancer, penis cancer and vulva cancer. [read more]

  5. Genital Warts
    Highly contagious sexually transmitted infection. Genital warts often occur in clusters and can be carry tiny or can spread into large masses in the genital or penis area. For women they occur on the outside and inside of the vagina on the opening (cervix) to the womb (uterus) or around anus. [read more]

  6. Genu varum
    Genu varum is a physical deformity often called “bow-leggedness” as it manifests as an outward curving of the legs, with great resemblance to a bow. This is characterized by the deformity in both the femur and tibia. It is important to note that if the curvature is only found on the tibia and not on the femur, the deformity is Blount's disease and not Genu varum. All children are bow-legged to some extent at birth. However, over the first year, the knee joints join together and come closer to each other, and the femur begins to slope downward towards the joints. The tibia tends to straighten out as the foot soles face downwards. In the process, the bones ossify. By the time a child is ready to walk; the limbs are already formed and shaped to give the body weight sufficient support. [read more]

  7. Genuphobia
    Genuphonia is an abnormal, persistent and irrational fear of knees or kneeling. Other names are fear or knee, fear of knees, knee fear, knee phobia, knees fear, knees phobia, phobia of knee and or phobia of knees. It is a persistent fear of knees that a person forces himself to avoid. [read more]

  8. Geographical tongue
    Geographical tongue results when the layer of small bumps called papillae that cover the tongue are missing. If the papillae are missing, it creates smooth patches of red in the tongue; it can also show an appearance that like a map. [read more]

  9. GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease, known by the moniker GERD, is a disease characterized by damage resulting from an abnormal acid reflux into the esophagal track. This is usually a result of the barrier between the stomach and the esophagus changing. [read more]

  10. Gerhardt Disease
    Gerhardt disease is a rare muscoskeletal condition characterized by intense pain and severe redness of the feet. It is also known as erythromelalgia. [read more]

  11. German Measles
    German measles, commonly known as rubella, is a disease caused by Rubella virus. [read more]

  12. German Measles (Rubella)
    It is medically known as Rubella. German measles is not the same as measles. German measles is not the same with measles because they are caused by different viruses. It is not contagious nor it is severe that is why it is also called the three-day measles. [read more]

  13. German Syndrome
    German Syndrome is a rare disorder affected by fetal exposure to trimethadione or the anticonvulsant drug which results in different kinds of physical and developmental abnormalities. It is found among infants who were born to epileptic mothers that are being treated with trimethadione for seizures during their pregnancy period. This is also known as Fetal Trimethadione Syndrome. [read more]

  14. Germinal Mosaicism
    Germinal mosaicism is a rare autosomal dominant disease in which neither parent has the disease. It is a sporadic genetic disease in which one of the parent gamete cells is defective, but their normal cells are not. Mosaic Downs syndrome is a kind of germinal mosaicism. Parents are advised to undergo genetic counseling to see how the effects of the disease can be reduced. [read more]

  15. Gerstmann Syndrome
    A neurological disorder differentiate by four symptoms: inability to write, inability to calculate, an inability to make distinction between right from left, and the inability to identify fingers. This illness can sometimes be confused with Gerstmann-Str? ussler-Scheinker disease, which is a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. [read more]

  16. Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Syndrome
    Gerstmann-Str?ussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSS) is a rare, deadly neurodegenerative disease that affects people between ages 20 and 60. GSS is classified as a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE). [read more]

  17. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
    Gestational diabetes mellitus or Gestational diabetes is a diabetis that women during their level of pregnancy acquire exhibiting high blood glucose. It is the glucose intolerance in any degree which is found during the pregnancy. The patient may have gotten the diabetes mellitus previously without knowing. It may have also been aquired during the time that they are pregnant. [read more]

  18. Gestational Pemphigoid
    Gestational Pemphigoid or Pemphigoid Gestationis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin by blisters for pregnant women during their second and third trimesters. It is not linked with herps virus though it was then called Herps Gestationis because of the blisters that appear in the skin. [read more]

  19. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
    Gestational trophoblastic disease is a group of many other diseases that are all involved with the abnormal growth of cells in the uterus. It does not grow from the cells of the uterus. These are rare but treatable tumors that start in the tissues and they develop after the conception when the egg fertilizes the sperm. There are four types of gestational trophoblastic disease: Hydatidiform mole, persistent/invasive trophoblastic disease, choriocarcinoma and placental site trophoblastic tumors. [read more]

  20. Giant Axonal Neuropathy
    Giant Axonal Neuropathy is an uncommon, autosomal recessive neurogical syndrome that affects the neurofilaments and at the same time disorganizes it. A structural frame is being formed by the neurofilament to help characterize neurons shapes and sizes which are necessary for the nerve to function normally. [read more]



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