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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter S


  1. Sicca Syndrome
    Sicca syndrome refers to the dryness of the organs that are supposed to be wet or moistened. The organs commonly affected by the condition are the eyes and the mouth. [read more]

  2. Sick Building Syndrome
    Sick building syndrome is a collection of ailments due to a poorly maintained workplace. This can be due to structural defects, poor ventilation and facilities, as well as disorganized arrangement of offices. [read more]

  3. Sick Sinus Syndrome
    Sick sinus syndrome is the abnormal functioning of the sinus node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart. [read more]

  4. Sickle Cell Anemia
    Sickle cell anemia is a serious blood disorder wherein the red blood cells can assume the shape of the letter ā€œCā€ (sickle-shaped). Normal red blood cells are smooth and shaped like a doughnut. Sickle cell anemia is a chronic and life-long condition most sufferers are often well but with a shortened life expectancy and risk for various complications and periodic attacks of pain related to the disorder. [read more]

  5. Sideroblastic Anemia, Autosomal
    Sideroblastic anemia, autosomal is a type of sideroblastic anemia that is inherited in autosomal recessive mode of transmission. This hereditary sideroblastic anemia is a medical condition wherein the body has enough iron but cannot integrate it into hemoglobin. In this inherited form of anemia, the red blood cells become overloaded with iron thus reduce the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. [read more]

  6. Siderosis
    Siderosis is a medical condition characterized by abnormal amount of iron deposits in body tissues. It is caused by exposure to iron oxide present in welding material, foundries and iron ore mining. Symptoms that are usually observed in individuals with siderosis include retarded growth in children, endocrine dysfunctions, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, and symptoms affecting the liver. It is also referred to as an environmental disease of the lung because of the causative agent that is associated with the disorder. [read more]

  7. Silent Sinus Syndrome
    Silent sinus syndrome is a spontaneous, asymptomatic collapse of the largest paranasal sinus (maxillary sinus) and orbital floor linked with negative sinus pressure; which can often result to painless facial irregularity, double vision (diplopia) and recession of the eyeball within the orbit known as enophthalmos. Diagnosis of silent sinus syndrome can be confirmed radiologically through distinctive and characteristic features of images. This would include obstruction or blockage in the maxillary sinus outlet, sinus opacification, and sinus volume loss due to the retraction of the sinus toward the inside. Surgical treatment is an option, which involves creation of mucous drainage outlet from the blockage in the sinus. [read more]

  8. Silent Stroke
    Silent stroke is another name for hypertension. It is a condition where high blood pressure can trigger a sudden inflammation of the nerves that can cause paralysis or sudden death. [read more]

  9. Silicosis
    Silicosis is an occupational lung disease due to inhalation of silica dust. The disease is characterized by inflamed and nodular lesion scars in the upper lung lobes. Silicosis was first described in 1705 and is also known by other names like Grinder's disease and Potter's rot. Silicosis is the most common occupational lung disease in the world. [read more]

  10. Silver-Russel dwarfism
    Silver-Russell dwarfism is another type of less common dwarfism. It is also known as Silver ā€“ Russell Syndrome and Russell ā€“ Silver syndrome. [read more]

  11. Silvery Hair Syndrome
    Silvery hair syndrome is a rare genetic condition marked by a partial nonexistence of pigmentation in the eye, skin and hair; cluster of pigmentation in hair shafts, immunodeficiency and neurological manifestations. [read more]

  12. Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome
    Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome is a rare genetic congenital disorder marked by accelerated growth and other abnormalities. The syndrome is also known as Sara Agers Syndrome and Bulldog Syndrome. The syndrome somehow resembles another overgrowth syndrome referred as Beckwith- Wiedemann syndrome; another syndrome concerned with insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2). [read more]

  13. Sin Nombre Virus Infection
    Sin nombre virus infection or hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a disease causing flu-like symptoms that may be severe and pose life-threatening breathing problems. [read more]

  14. Singultus
    Singultus or hiccups sound like a person is catching his or her breath while sobbing [read more]

  15. Sino-Auricular Heart block
    Sino-auricular heart block is a rare heart condition due to an abnormality in the electrical system of the heart rather than an arterial disease, which is regarded as a disease of the blood vessels of the heart. [read more]

  16. Sinus Cancer
    Sinus Cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the bones surrounding the sinus cavity or the membrane lining of the nose. [read more]

  17. Sinus Infection
    This condition is also referred to as Sinusitis. It is the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses which can be a result of infection from fungal, bacterial, viral allergic or autoimmune issues. [read more]

  18. Sinus Node Disease
    Sinus Node Disease is a disorder affecting the heart rhythm due to the sinus node in the heart. [read more]

  19. Sipple Syndrome
    Sipple syndrome is a group of rare inherited disorders that causes the growth of tumors in several glands. It is also known as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2. Tumors produced by this syndrome can either be benign or malignant. Sipple syndrome is a subtype of multiple endocrine Neoplasia producing tumors that generally occur in endocrine glands and sometimes in endocrine tissues. [read more]

  20. Sirenomelia
    Sirenomelia is a very rare congenital defect wherein infants are born with one lower extremity characterized by totally fused legs and the possibility of wide ranging abnormalities. It is also referred to as the Mermaid syndrome because the legs of an affected infant suggest the appearance of a mermaid. Incidence is very rare appearing roughly one out of every 70,000 births. Sirenomelia is a life-threatening condition because of an increased risk of developing complications involving kidney and bladder development and activity. [read more]



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