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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter L


  1. Laryngocele
    Laryngocele is a rare medical condition where an air-filled sac connected with the larynx becomes enlarged. It can be of congenital nature. It can also be acquired. Players of wind instruments are probable victims of this rare disorder because of continuous strong expiration, which gives weighty pressure in the larynx, which later on leads to laryngeal ventricle dilatation. There external and internal type of Laryngocele and there is also a combination of both. [read more]

  2. Laryngomalacia
    Laryngomalacia is a medical condition wherein the larynx is extremely soft enough to cause breathing difficulties and also can initiate voice quality negative effects. Because the larynx is very soft, it tends to collapse during inhalation causing blockage to the airway passage. Laryngomalacia is literally referred to as soft larynx. The condition is most common to occur in infants; however, it can also occur in older patients essentially those who have neuromuscular problems that are possible to develop weakness of the throat muscles. [read more]

  3. Larynx Cancer
    Larynx cancer, or laryngeal cancer, is a grave condition in which the larynx is ruined due to growths and infections. This can lead to loss of one's voice. [read more]

  4. Lassa Fever
    Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever named after the town in Lassa, Nigeria. The disease was first described in 1969 and is widespread in West African nations. [read more]

  5. Latent Tuberculosis
    Latent tuberculosis is a form of tuberculosis in which the actual disease is not actively felt by the patient. This form of tuberculosis is not contagious, but it is still caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The disease is diagnosed be special tests such as Mantoux test, Heaf test and Tine test, and is treated by the same procedure as the typical tuberculosis. [read more]

  6. Lateral Epicondylitis
    Lateral epicondylitis is commonly called tennis elbow where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful and tender. Based from the available scientific evidence, tennis elbow is an idiopathic, self-limiting, enthesopathy, of middle age. A lot of other hand and arm conditions, speculative etiologies such as overuse, tennis, etc. has limited scientific support and likely overstated. [read more]

  7. Latex Allergies
    The protein in rubber can cause an allergic reaction in some people. The thin, stretchy latex rubber in gloves, condoms and balloons is high in protein. It causes a lot of allergic reactions than products made of hard rubber (like tires). And also, because some latex gloves are coated with cornstarch powder, the latex protein particles stick to the cornstarch and fly into the air when the gloves are taken off. [read more]

  8. Lattice Dystrophy
    Lattice dystrophy is a medical condition wherein abnormal fibers build up in a specific part of the eye's anterior stroma. [read more]

  9. Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome
    The Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome, sometimes called Bardet-Biedl synrome, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by mental retardation, hypogonadism, obesity, and renal failure. [read more]

  10. Lazy Eye
    The brain and eyes work together to produce sight. If the brain favors one eye — often due to poor vision in the other eye — the weaker eye tends to wander inward or outward. Gradually, the brain may ignore the signals received from the weaker eye. This condition is called lazy eye (or also known as amblyopia). [read more]

  11. LCHAD deficiency
    The LCHAD deficiency, or Long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, is a disorder affecting the autosomal recesssive fatty acid oxidation. [read more]

  12. Lead Poisoning
    Lead poisoning is a result of exposure to lead in the environment. Even thou lead is no longer used in paints, gasoline, water pipes and other products, some lead-based products still exist and may pose a health hazard. [read more]

  13. Leber Optic Atrophy
    Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), also known as Leber optic atrophy, is a condition that consists of the degeneration of the retinal ganglion cells (RGC) that leads to permanent loss vision. This disease is common among males. [read more]

  14. Leber's Congenital Amaurosis
    Leber's congenital amaurosis is another name for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). it is an eye disease that consists of swelling and wastage of the retinal ganglion cells. This may result to permanent loss of eye vision. [read more]

  15. Leber's Disease
    Leber's Disease, medically referred to as Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), is a disease in which retinal ganglion cells degenerate causing loss of central vision. This disease occurs only on males. [read more]

  16. Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
    Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a disease characterized by the deterioration of the retinal ganglion cells (RGC) that results to permanent loss of eye vision. This disease commonly affects males. [read more]

  17. Leber's Optic Neuropathy
    Leber's optic neuropathy is an eye illness characterized by the swelling and eventual decay of the retinal ganglion cells. This results to permanent loss of eye vision. [read more]

  18. Leber's Optic Neuropathy
    Leber's optic neuropathy is an eye illness characterized by the swelling and eventual decay of the retinal ganglion cells. This results to permanent loss of eye vision. [read more]

  19. Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency
    Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency is a kind of protein disorder affecting lipoprotein metabolism. It is the cause of cholesterol esters in the body. Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency is found in two forms, the complete LCAT deficiency and the fish eye disease, wherein there is only a partial deficiency. [read more]

  20. Ledderhose disease
    Ledderhose disease, also known as plantar fibromatosis, is a non-malignant swelling and thickening of the fascia, or the feet's connective tissue. It is not painful, but the nodules growing along the foot's tendons stiffen the toes, which in turn disables the person's ability to walk properly. [read more]



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