Category: Medical Articles

What is Gastritis?

Gastritis Gastritis is inflammation of stomach. Inflammation is the reaction of the body to protect itself when certain substances or bacteria enter or contact with the body. Gastritis refers to a disease, causing inflammation of the gastric mucosa that protects the stomach. There are many ways to divide gastritis, but it can be broadly divided […]

What is Fatty Liver?

Accumulation of Fat in the Liver It is literally a disease caused by the accumulation of fat in the liver. Particularly, triglycerides accumulate in hepatocytes, causing the liver to fail to function properly. The liver is a called chemical factory of the human body and a detoxification factory, and it plays various roles. Fatty liver […]

What is Hypothyroidism?

Prevalence? Approximately 0.3-1% of the total US population has this disorder. And 2 to 4% of people over 65 years has this. It is more common in women. About 13 million people in U.S. were undiagnosed. Cause of Hypothyroidism Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (most common cause). Congenital. Thyroid tissue destruction (by surgery or radioactive iodine treatment). Taking […]

COVID-19

Coronavirus What is the origin of the coronavirus name? The virus is shaped like a crown, which is derived from the Latin word corona, meaning crown. When viewed under an electron microscope, the edge of the virus has a flat, rounded surface reminiscent of a king’s crown. What is the infection route? RNA virus, which […]

What is Shingles?

This is also called Zoster or Herpes Zoster. About 1 million Americans suffer from this disease a year. It most often occurs around the age of 50 to 80 but can occur at any time. What is the cause of shingles? To start with the conclusion, chickenpox is the cause. In the past, there was […]