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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter I


  1. Ingrown Toenail
    An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the corner or side of one of the toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe. The result is pain, swelling, redness, and sometimes, an infection. An ingrown toenail usually affects the big toe. [read more]

  2. Inguinal hernia
    Inguinal hernias occur when soft tissue — usually part of the intestine — protrudes through a weak point or tear in the lower abdominal wall. The resulting bulge of this common condition can be painful — especially when the person coughs, bends over or lifts a heavy object [read more]

  3. Inguinal Hernia
    Inguinal hernias happen when the soft tissue sticks out through a fragile point or cut in the lower abdominal wall which can be painful when coughing, bending or lifting heavy objects. [read more]

  4. Insomnia
    Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity. It is typically followed by functional impairment while staying awake. Insomniacs is known to complain about unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time. Both organic and non-organic insomnia results a sleep disorder. [read more]

  5. Insulin Resistance
    Insulin resistance is the condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle and liver cells. Insulin resistance in fat cells reduces the effects of insulin and results in elevated hydrolysis of stored triglycerides in the absence of measures which either increase insulin sensitivity or which has additional insulin. [read more]

  6. Insulinoma
    An insulinoma is a tumour of the pancreas derived from the beta cells which while keeping the ability to synthesize and secrete insulin is autonomous of the normal feedback mechanisms. [read more]

  7. Intercostal Neuralgia
    Intercostal neuralgia is a rare condition wherein abdominal pain is very much present. It is characterized by the swelling of the thorax-abdomen region located at the rib cage. [read more]

  8. Intermitten Claudication
    Intermittent claudication is the occurrence of cramp-like pain on the calves. This usually occurs during heavy exercise or in the midst of strenuous physical activity. SYMPTOMS [read more]

  9. Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    Intermittent explosive disorder is a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme expressions of anger, often to the point of uncontrollable rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand. It is usually categorized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as an impulse control disorder. IED belongs to the greater family of Axis I impulse control disorders listed in the DSM-IV-TR, along with kleptomania, pyromania, pathological gambling, and others. [read more]

  10. INTERNAL BLEEDING
    Internal bleeding is a process where blood vessels are suddenly ruptured despite the absence of an open wound. This is more popularly known as internal hemorrhage. [read more]

  11. Interstitial cystitis
    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is the term used to describe a clinical syndrome characterized by chronic urinary urgency (feeling the need to urinate immediately) and frequency (frequent urination) with or without pelvic pain. [read more]

  12. Interstitial Lung Disease
    Interstitial Lung Disease refers to a cluster of lung disorders. It usually involves certain lung areas like the tissues of the alveoli, basement membrane (structures supporting overlying epithelial and endothelial cells), pulmonary capillary endothelium, perilymphatic and perivascular tissues. The term Interstitial Lung Disease is used to make a distinction of the disease classified as belonging to this group from obstructive airway ailments. Although the majority of diseases in this group include fibrosis in the later stage, the term pulmonary fibrosis is completely disregarded in identifying this disease. [read more]

  13. Intertrigo
    An irritation of touching skin surfaces in body fold regions (armpits, under the breasts, buttocks, belly, groin and sometimes between toes or fingers) is called intertrigo. It can be worsened by any conditions causing increased heat, friction and wetness and may be complicated by superficial skin infection with yeast or bacteria. [read more]

  14. Intestinal Adhesions
    Bands of fibrous tissue that connect the loops of the intestines to each other, to the abdominal organs or to the intestines of the abdominal wall result to intestinal adhesions. The bands can pull several sections of the intestines out of place. [read more]

  15. Intestinal Flu
    Intestinal flu, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a common illness that usually results to vomiting and diarrhea. [read more]

  16. Intestinal Ischemia
    A diminished blood flow to the small intestine or colon is referred to as intestinal ischemia. [read more]

  17. Intestinal Lipodystrophy
    Intestinal lipodystrophy, or Whipple's disease, is a rare bacterial infection that most often affects the gastrointestinal system. It interferes with normal digestion, impairing the breakdown of foods such as fats and carbohydrates and hampering the body's ability to absorb nutrients. [read more]

  18. Intestinal Obstruction
    Intestinal obstruction is a condition where the rectal passage is partially or completely blocked. In this state, the elements that have to be released by the body would not be able to pass through. [read more]

  19. Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
    It is an uncommon condition accompanied by symptoms similar to those that cause bowel obstruction or blockage. Though, when the intestines are check there is no blockage found instead the obstruction is due to nerve or muscle problems that affects food, fluid or air movement. [read more]

  20. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
    Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is the weakened ability of the intestines to completely push food through. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is classified into two categories: primary condition and secondary condition. Primary conditions are those with unknown cause (idiopathic), it can also be inherited from a parent; while secondary conditions are those caused by a different underlying ailment. [read more]



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