Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. It is a small organ shaped like a walnut found below the bladder of men. This gland is mainly responsible for producing seminal fluid in which the sperm can freely float to reach the urethra.
As one grows old, the macula of the eye can deteriorate causing loss of vision. This process is known as macular degeneration. It is also referred as AMD (Age related Macular Degeneration). It can cause significant loss of vision in many cases but the person may not lose full vision. People above 65 years are susceptible to macular degeneration. Symptoms of this disease include development of dark blurry spots in the center of the eyes. Often the affected person may not realize it until the macula has been completely degenerated in both the eyes. Treatment is available in the form of drugs and laser therapy.
Rabies is a deadly viral infection that spreads through the saliva of animals that are infected. When the infected animal bites a person the virus gets directly into the bloodstream of him/her. There is every chance of receiving the infection if the saliva of the animal gets in contact with any open wound of humans. In the Asian countries, rabies is spread through stray dogs and in the USA it gets transmitted to humans via animals like bats, raccoons and foxes.
Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that affects your quality of sleep. It can interrupt with wakefulness and control of sleep causing daytime drowsiness. People with narcolepsy disorder may find it difficult to stay awake for long periods during day time. Severe cases of narcolepsy can interfere with your normal routine. Narcolepsy is not related to depression, fainting or lack of sleep but it is a sleep disorder that causes sudden spells of sleep, irrespective of circumstances.
Infection on the prostate glands is described as prostatitis. It can be bacterial infection or just inflammation. It is one of the common problems in men below 50 years. Prostatitis can occur at any age but it is frequently found in young aged and middle aged men. This infection on the prostate gland can be either acute or chronic. At some point of their life, about 10-15% of all men experience prostatitis. Chronic (long lasting) prostatitis can cause repeated bladder infection.