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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter H

  1. Heterophobia
    Heterophobia is a term used to describe bias or discrimination against heterosexuals, particularly among homosexual or bisexual people; although, depending on one's views, it is also possible for a heterosexual to be heterophobic. [read more]

  2. HHH syndrome
    Hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinemia (HHH) syndrome is a very rare inborn error of metabolism; the age at presentation and long-term prognosis vary widely among affected individuals. Growth and developmental delays, periodic confusion and ataxia, and learning disabilities (especially speech delay), are typical presenting symptoms. In this syndrome, a defect in the transport of ornithine into the mitochondrial matrix significantly hinders the urea cycle, thereby impeding nitrogen disposal. [read more]

  3. Hiatal Hernia
    A hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. [read more]

  4. Hiccups
    A hiccup (hiccough) is a spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that typically repeats several times per minute. In medicine, it is referred to as synchronous diaphramatic flutter (SDF). [read more]

  5. Hidradenitis suppurativa
    Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation characterized by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions usually enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may occur after several occurrences. [read more]

  6. High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    High altitude cerebral edema, also known as ?altitude sickness of mountaineers?, is a medical condition experienced when traveling to high altitudes. Because of the lack of oxygen in high elevations, some people experience hypoxia, extreme headache and weakness. [read more]

  7. High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    High altitude pulmonary edema is another form of altitude sickness this time affecting the lungs. Unlike high altitude cerebral edema, pulmonary edema refers to hypoxia itself, as oxygen can no longer be processed by the lungs. [read more]

  8. High Cholesterol
    High Cholesterol is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolic derangement that can be secondary to many diseases and can contribute many forms of disease, most notably cardiovascular disease. It is nearly related to the terms "hyperlipidemia" (elevated levels of lipids) and "hyperlipoproteinemia" (elevated levels of lipoproteins). [read more]

  9. Hip dysplasia
    Hip dysplasia is a hereditary disease that, in its more severe form, can eventually lead to crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. [read more]

  10. Hip Labral Tear
    The socket of the human hip joint known as acetabulum is naturally lined by some cartilage called labrum, which provides proper stability as well as cushioning for the hip joint. In the case of thehip labral tear, known as a hip labral tear or otherwise known as the acetabular labral tear can often arise from injury or because if some repetitive movements that cause the wear-and-tear on the hip joint, such as osteoarthritis. [read more]

  11. Hirschsprung's disease
    Hirschsprung's disease is a condition that affects the large intestine (colon or large bowel) and leads to problems with passing stool. It's present when a baby is born (congenital) and arises from missing nerve cells in the muscles of a portion of the baby's colon. [read more]

  12. Hirsutism
    Hirsutism is described as excessive and increased hair growth in women in locations where the occurrence of terminal hair normally is minimal or absent. [read more]

  13. Histidinemia
    Histidinemia, also known as histidinuria, is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme histidase. [read more]

  14. Histiocytosis X
    Eosinophilic granuloma, also known as pulmonary histiocytosis X (PHX) or pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis X (PLCH), is a rare interstitial lung disease that is epidemiologically related to tobacco smoking. It predominantly affects young adults, primarily occurring in the third or fourth decades of life. [read more]

  15. Histoplasmosis
    Histoplasmosis, also called Darling's disease, is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease mostly affects the lungs. [read more]

  16. Histrionic Personality Disorder
    Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a personality disorder marked by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriate seductiveness, usually beginning in early adulthood. [read more]

  17. Hives
    Hives are also medically known as urticaria. It is characterized by batches of raised, reddish or whitish itchy welts that form in various sizes. Normally, the hives go away for a few weeks or even less but have the tendency to recur frequently. In most cases of chronic hives, a cause is never clearly identified. In some cases, the condition may be related to an underlying autoimmune disorder ? when your body becomes allergic to itself. Chronic hives can also be linked to other health problems such as thyroid disease or lupus. While the underlying cause of chronic hives is usually not identified, treatment can help with symptoms. For many people, a combination of antihistamine medications provides the best relief. [read more]

  18. Hoarding
    Hoarding is the exaggerated collection of items that seem to have limited or no value, such as newspapers or trash, along with the inability to discard them. Hoarding creates such cramped living conditions that whole rooms may be filled to capacity, and homes may be left with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. [read more]

  19. Hoarse Voice
    Laryngitis (hoarse voice) is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) due to overuse, irritation or infection. Inside the larynx are the vocal cords ? two folds of mucous membrane covering muscle and cartilage. [read more]

  20. Hodgkin's disease
    In Hodgkin's disease, cells in the lymphatic system develop abnormally and may spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkin's disease progresses, it compromises the body's ability to fight different infections. [read more]

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