Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of disease affecting the spine. It causes some of the vertebral column of the spine to join together leading to hunched forward posture. Initial symptoms of the disease begin in adulthood and the intensity of disorder may range from mild to severe. Exact cause of this rare disease is not known and unfortunately it cannot be cured. Pain killers can help to alleviate the symptoms temporarily.

Angular Cheilitis

Angular cheilitis is a type of common inflammation of the lips. In medical terms, it is called as perleche or angular stomatitis or cheilosis. Often it affects the corner of the mouth and lips causing inflammation. This causes painful irritation on the mouth.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term inflammatory disorder that affects the small lining of the joints in your legs and hands. The major symptom of this disorder is swelling of joints in the knees or hands which can cause severe pain and stiffness. Exact cause of this disorder is not known, but hereditary and environmental factor can trigger this disease. In rare cases it can affect the joints of eyes, lungs or blood vessels. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women than men and usually it begins after 40 years.

Peritonitis

Peritonitis is a type of fungal infection of the abdominal wall caused by swelling of peritoneum (a soft membrane lining of the stomach). It would cause bloated feeling and abdominal cramps. Peritonitis needs to be treated immediately failing which it can cause complications like organ failure and even death. To prevent any serious complications, it should be treated promptly. It can be treated and controlled by antibiotics and in severe cases it has to be surgically operated.

Avascular Necrosis

Necrosis is the term used for denoting tissue death in the body. Death of tissue can occur due to insufficient blood supply or complete cut-off from blood supply. It can occur due to radiation, sudden injury and exposure to chemicals. The damage caused by necrosis is irreversible. If the tissue death occurs in the bone it is known as Avascular necrosis. It can cause tiny fractures inside the bone which may eventually cause bone collapse.