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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter H

  1. Heat Stroke
    Heat stroke is also called as Hyperthermia it is an acute condition which occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat that it can dissipate. [read more]

  2. Heavy Metal Poisoning
    Heavy metal poisoning is poisoning through ingestion of heavy metals such as common transition metal such as copper, lead and zinc. These metals are a cause of environmental pollution (A Dictionary of Chemistry. Oxford University Press, 2000. Oxford Reference Online.Oxford University Press). [read more]

  3. Heel Spur
    A heel spur is a thin calcifications within the plantar fascia that is attached to the calceneus, or heel bone. Heel spurs are commonly found in patients with plantar fasciitis. [read more]

  4. Helicobacter Pylori
    Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that infects various areas of the stomach and duodenum. [read more]

  5. Heliophobia
    Heliophobia is the unfounded and irrational fear and avoidance of sunlight (Milbry, 1911. A Pocket Medical Dictionary). [read more]

  6. Heller's Syndrome
    Heller's syndrome or (childhood disintegrative disorder) is a condition in which young children develop normally until age 3 or 4, but then demonstrate a severe loss of social, communication and other skills. [read more]

  7. HELLP Syndrome
    HELLP syndrome is a fatal condition that occurs during later stages of pregnancy, and sometimes after labor. The abbreviation stands for Hemolytic anemia, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelet count. [read more]

  8. Helminthiasis
    Helminthiasis is a medical condition wherein a part of the body is infested with worms such as the pinworm, roundworm or tapeworm. Said parasites resides and stay in the gastrointestinal tracts, the liver and other organs [read more]

  9. Hemachromatosis
    Hemachromatosis is a metabolic disease that can cause cirrhosis. It is due to an abnormal increase of iron levels, which can greatly impair the liver. [read more]

  10. Hemangioblastoma
    Hemangioblastoma is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by benign brain tumors, usually occurring in the cerebellum. The tumors represent cysts, and contain small solid nodules inside. The small nodules contain abnormal blood vessels in a tangle. Hemangioblastomas are most commonly occurring in those ranging from 35 to 45 years old. [read more]

  11. Hemangioendothelioma
    Hemangioendothelioma refers to a group of vascular neoplasms that may be either benign or malignant. Around 10% of cases are associated with other syndromes including lymphedema, early onset varicose veins, Mafucci's syndrome, and Klippel-Trenauay-Weber syndrome. There are 3 types of hemangioendotheliomas: retiform, epitheloid, and kaposiform. [read more]

  12. Hemangioma
    Hemangioma is a commonly occurring type of vascular anomaly, or a birthmark. They appear as abnormal lumps composed of blood vessels. The condition is a benign tumor that may either appear at birth or present itself later on in life and may be located anywhere in the body. In some cases, they occur internally. [read more]

  13. Hemangioma Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
    Hemangio thrombocytopenia syndrome or HTS is a rare disease affecting infants characterized by a vascular tumor which causes low platelet count as well as bleeding problems. The condition is also known as Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome. [read more]

  14. Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
    Hematuria (blood in urine) is a condition characterized by the presence of blood in urine. It comes in two forms; gross hematuria (blood is visible to the naked eye) and microscopic hematuria (in which blood can only be detected in the laboratory). [read more]

  15. Hemianopia
    Hemianopia, or hemianopsia, refers to a partial vision loss in the eyes. It has three types: binasal, bitemporal, and homonymous hemianopia. [read more]

  16. Hemifacial Microsomia
    Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital disease wherein the lower half of the face is undeveloped. The parts most commonly affected are the mandible, ears, and mouth, and can affect either one side of the face or both. Hemifacial microsomia may lead to complications in breathing, as it may obstruct the trachea. [read more]

  17. Hemifacial Spasm
    Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a neurological abnormality wherein the blood vessels cause pressure to the cranial nerve due to frequent constrictions. This results to degrees of facial spasming, particularly around the eye. [read more]

  18. Hemihypertrophy
    Hemihypertrophy, properly referred to as hemihyperplasia, is the enlargement of one side of the body. [read more]

  19. Hemimegalencephaly
    Hemimegalencephaly otherwise known as unilateral megancephaly is a medical condition that is characterized by the enlargement or abnormal growth of one-half of the brain. [read more]

  20. Hemiplegia
    Hemiplegia is a medical condition where there is paralysis of the other half of the patient's body. This is in contrast to hemiparesis where the other half of the body is just merely weakened but not paralyzed. [read more]

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