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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter G

  1. Glioma
    Glioma is a classification of primary central nervous system tumors, caused by glial cells. Gliomas most commonly occur in the brain but can also occur in any other part of the central nervous system. Gliomas can also be classified as the following: oligodendroglioma, ependymoma, astrocystoma, and mixed gliomas. [read more]

  2. Gliomatosis cerebri
    Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare type of brain cancer. It is different from most brain cancers because the cancer causes a tumor, or a lump of the cancer cells. In gliomatosis cerebri, the cancer does not form a mass but forms threads of cancer cells that scatter around the brain. [read more]

  3. Gliosarcoma
    Gliosarcoma is a malignant cancer and a glioblastoma consisting of gliomatous and sarcomatous components. Most gliomas do not show metastases outside the cerebrum however gliosarcoma being a rare type of glioma, have propensity to do so and are most commonly spreading through the blood to the lungs and liver including the lymph nodes (Beumont et. al. (2007). "Gliosarcoma with multiple extracranial metastases: case report and review of the literature". J. Neurooncology 83: 39-46). [read more]

  4. Glomerular
    Glomerular refers to the tiny units in the kidney in which the blood is cleansed. Damages that affect these units are called glomerular diseases. Glomerular diseases fall into two categories: glomerulonephritis, in which the membrane suffers from inflammation, and glomerulosclerosis, where the blood vessels in the kidney start to harden. [read more]

  5. Glomerulonephritis
    Glomerulonephritis is a kidney disease wherein the glomeruli, or internal kidney structures, become inflamed. Also known as glomerular nephritis, the disease is a result of a problem within the body's immune system. [read more]

  6. Glomerulosclerosis
    Glomerulosclerosis is a condition wherein the kidney's glomerulus hardens. It is a general condition that branches out to either focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and nodular glomerulosclerosis, for diabetics. Both diseases are characterized by a scarring in the glomeruli. [read more]

  7. Glossitis
    Glossits is an inflammation of the tongue. It makes the tongue swell and change in color. The disease responds well to treatment, however it can cause severe discomfort when left untreated. [read more]

  8. Glossodynia
    Glossodynia, also known as burning mouth syndrome, is a condition wherein burning sensations affect the tongue, lips, or entire mouth. [read more]

  9. Glossophobia
    Glossophobia, also known as speech anxiety, is a condition wherein a person has a fear of public speaking. It may also be a form of stage fright. [read more]

  10. Glucagonoma
    Glucagonoma is a tumor affecting the pancreas' alpha cells, causing extreme surplus production of the hormones insulin and glucagons. The malignant and fast-spreading nature of the disease affects these alpha cells, causing the overproduction of hormones. [read more]

  11. Glucocerebrosidase Deficiency
    Glucocerebrosidase deficiency (also known as Gaucher's disease) is the most common of the lysosomal storage diseases. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, resulting to an accumulation of its substrate, the fatty substance glucocerebroside (also known as glucosylceramide). [read more]

  12. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
    Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is a hereditary recessive x-linked enzyme defect. The disease is presented by abnormally low levels of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. The enzyme is metabolic and is particularly significant to red blood cell metabolism. It is also associated to favism, a disease resulting in a hemolytic reaction due to the ingestion of fava beans. [read more]

  13. Glucose-galactose malabsorption
    Glucose-galactose malabsorption is a rare disease affecting the intestine lining, preventing it from absorbing galactose and glucose, which are simple sugars or monosaccharide. This in turn disturbs the digestive processes of those monosaccharides. [read more]

  14. Glue Ear
    Glue ear is a medical condition where the middle ear is filled up with glue-like fluid rather than air. Because of this blockage hearing difficulties are experienced. [read more]

  15. Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
    Glutaryl-Coa dehydrogenase deficiency, also known as Glutaric aciduria type 1 or Glutaric aciduria, is a hereditary disease characterized by the body's disability to completely metabolize lysine, tryptophan, and hydroxysiline, which are amino acids. This results in byproducts of the breakdown, including glutaryl-CoA, glutaric acid, 3-hydroxyglutaric acid, and glutaconic acid, and the accumulation of these can harm the brain. [read more]

  16. Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy
    Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (also known as Coeliac disease), is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy. [read more]

  17. Glycogen storage disease
    Glycogen storage disease (GSD) refers to a group of conditions caused by enzyme defects affecting glycogen synthesis and resulting in inborn errors of metabolism. It is also known by the names dextrinosis and glycogenosis. Nine diseases make up the classification of glycogen storage disease. [read more]

  18. Glycogen storage disease type 1B
    Glycogen storage disease type 1B, also known as von Gierke's disease, is the most common form among the glycogen storage diseases. An enzyme glucose-6-phosphate deficiency is the cause of this, affecting the liver's ability in producing free glucose from gluconeogenesis and glycogen. This in turn, may result in hypoglycemia. [read more]

  19. Glycogen storage disease type 7
    Glycogen storage disease type 7, also called Phosphorofructokinase deficiency or Tarui's disease, is a metabolic disease characterized by a deficiency in the phosphorofructokinase enzyme. This in turn disturbs the function of the cells, including rhabdomyocytes and erythrocytes, to utilize carbohydrates for energy. The disease is autosomal recessive in nature, and may affect mammals apart from humans. [read more]

  20. Glycogen storage disease type II
    Glycogen storage disease type II, also known as acid maltase deficiency or Pompe disease, is characterized by an enzyme acid maltase deficiency. The body uses the enzyme acid maltase to metabolize glycogen for energy. Among all the glycogen storage diseases, this is the only one with a lysosomal metabolism deficiency. [read more]

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