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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter S

  1. Spasticity
    Spasticity is a motor system disorder, especially of the central nervous system, wherein certain muscles are continuously contracted, which results to stiffness or tightness of the muscles, and may affect movement and speech. [read more]

  2. Spermatic Cyst
    A Spermatic cyst is a type of cysts that develops in the epididymis, this is a tiny, coiled tube that is situated in the upper section of the testicle that is responsible for collecting and transporting sperm. Generally this condition is often painless and known to be noncancerous, as a spermatic is often filled with a clear or milky fluid that usually contains sperm. [read more]

  3. Spermatocele
    Spermatocele is a painless and noncancerous cyst that has developed in the epididymis. [read more]

  4. Spermatogenesis Arrest
    Spermatogenesis arrest is a rare, usually genetic disorder involving abnormal sperm development and resulting in infertility. It is possible to treat hormonal and toxic causes at the same time fertility can also be restored. It is usually caused by genetic factors that result to azoospermia or the medical condition pertaining to males without any measurable level of sperm in the semen. [read more]

  5. Spherocytosis
    Spherocytosis is a hereditary blood disorder wherein red blood cells are sphere-shaped instead of the normal bi-concaved disk shape. These sphere-shaped red blood cells are referred to as spherocytes. The spleen damages the cells because they appear in a different sphere shape. This result in a lack of red blood cells called hemolytic anemia. [read more]

  6. Sphingolipidosis
    Sphingolipidosis is a group of disorders involving the abnormal metabolism and storage of a substance called sphingolipid. Symptoms will differ depending on the particular disease. Examples of disorders from this group of diseases include gangliosidosis, Gaucher's disease and Niemann-Pick disease. [read more]

  7. Spider Angioma
    A spider angioma is a group of small blood vessels seen at the surface of the skin. The pattern of the blood vessels will sometimes resemble the threads like that of a spider's web. This condition is usually common to young children and to pregnant women. People suffering from liver diseases are likely to have spider angiomas. [read more]

  8. Spider Veins
    Spider veins are short, thin capillaries that appear on the areas of the skin where pressure is usually concentrated. The areas where spider veins usually appear are on the thighs lower limbs and the face. They are similar to varicose veins. Women usually worry about the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. The exact causes for the development of spider veins are unknown, but they can be removed by sclerotherapy. [read more]

  9. Spielmeyer-Vogt Disease
    Spielmeyer-Vogt disease is a progressive genetic disorder where defective lipid metabolism that causes blindness, neurological deterioration, dementia leading to total incapacitation within years and death within 10-15 years. It is the most common type of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCLs). The disease is also known as Batten disease. [read more]

  10. Spina Bifida
    Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the brain spinal cord and their protective coverings. This neural tube defect occurs at the end of the first month of pregnancy when the two sides of the embryo's spine were unable to join together, which leaves an open area. This medical condition is one of the most common congenital defects. [read more]

  11. Spinal Cord Injury
    Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord resulting in a partial or complete loss of function like mobility or feeling. The spinal cord does not have to be disengaged to arrive at loss of function. In some cases, the spinal cord is integral but the effect of the damage results to loss of functioning. Even if a person breaks his back or neck no loss of functioning will occur if the spinal cord did not suffer any form of injury. [read more]

  12. Spinal Cord Neoplasm
    Spinal cord neoplasm is a growth or tumor located in the spinal cord which can be either benign or malignant. Spinal cord neoplasms often originate in other parts of the body and metastasize (spread or travel) to the spinal cord. [read more]

  13. Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    Spinal muscular atrophy is a degenerative group of disorder affecting the spinal cord and nerves, which results in muscle wasting and weakness caused by loss of motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem. [read more]

  14. Spinal Shock
    Spinal shock is a rare medical condition that can occur after spinal cord injury and involves a period of absent reaction. This state can either be permanent or last for hours to weeks. After this period episodes of excessive impulses may follow. It can be accompanied by temporary paralysis of the legs that is often linked to injury in the spine. [read more]

  15. Spinal Stenosis
    Spinal Stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition puts pressure on the spinal cord. If the narrowing is located on the lower part of the spinal cord, it is referred to as lumbar spinal stenosis. Cervical spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing on the upper part of the spinal cord. However, there are also cases wherein stenosis can be found in any part of the spine. [read more]

  16. Spinal Tumor
    Spinal tumor pertains to a potentially malignant mass growing at or near the spinal cord. Spinal tumors may be either cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). [read more]

  17. Spinocerebellar Ataxia
    Spinocerebellar Ataxia is a genetic disease wherein a person suffering from this disorder experience spinal cord and cerebellum degeneration. Degeneration of cerebellum will lead to muscle coordination loss. Spinocerebellar ataxia is a genetically inherited disorder marked by anomalous brain function representing multiple types of the disorder. [read more]

  18. Spirochetes Disease
    Spirochetes disease is a medical condition marked by infection with bacteria that is often found in mud, sewage or septic tanks, and contaminated water. The bacterium that causes Spirochetes disease known as Spirochaetes is free-living and does not need oxygen for growth; in fact presence of oxygen can even cause death to this organism. Salvarsan is an effective antibiotic against Spirochaetes. [read more]

  19. Splenic-Flexure Syndrome
    Splenic-flexure syndrome is a chronic disorder producing symptoms of pain that appears to be caused by trapped gas in the splenic flexure or bends of the colon. The pain that a suffering individual can experience is similar to the pain of a heart attack; can be defined as unbearably severe and debilitating. Passage of gas or stool may somehow diminish the abdominal pain. [read more]

  20. Splenomegaly
    Splenomegaly is enlargement of the spleen afar from its regular size. The spleen is an organ that plays an important role in the production and maintenance of red blood cells and in the production of some circulating white blood cells. The spleen is also part of two systems in the human body; the immune and lymph systems. [read more]

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