Stickler syndrome is a disorder inherited by birth that can affect important sensation of the body. This disorder can also affect serious joint problems and often the symptoms are diagnosed as early as infancy or childhood. The child born with Stickler syndrome would have marked facial features with prominent eyes, receding chin and a small nose. In many cases the child is born with cleft palate (a small opening in the roof of the mouth). This disorder cannot be treated or cured since it is a genetic problem but further complications in the body can be prevented with suitable treatment.
If you have lost sensation in any part of the body, it is referred to as “numbness”. This can last from few seconds to several minutes and in rare cases it could become permanent. Some people may also feel burning pain or pins and needles feeling in their legs or hands. Numbness can be described as loss of sensation and it can affect a single nerve or multiple nerves. It may occur on one side of the body or on both sides. Often, numbness can be felt in hands, feet or arms and legs but it may occur on any part of the body.
Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and distributed throughout the body. The major function of white blood cells or leukocytes is to protect the body from any foreign particles like bacteria, virus or other micro-organisms. Thus it acts as a defense system protecting your health and preventing you from many foreign invaders and for this reason they are known as disease fighting agents or leucocytes.
Hepatopulmonary syndrome is marked by chronic liver disease combined with intrapulmonary vasodilation and impairment of arterial oxygenation. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is a disorder affecting individuals with chronic liver problems. Recurrent or chronic liver infection can cause intrapulmonary dilations of veins and increase in hepatic production can also cause this problem. Improper vascular dilations can lead to hypoxemia resulting in increase in cardiac problems. Hepatopulmonary problem can lead to various heart diseases like dyspnea and hypoxemia. Often people with chronic liver disease may get this syndrome and spider angiomas as well.
White blood cells are particles in blood that help in protecting the body from any disease or infection. These particles float freely in the bloodstream though they are secreted from the bone marrow. Count of WBC may vary from one person to another according to their age and size. Infants would have high WBC count and it also differs from men and women. Even healthy adults can have low WBC count without having any infection or disease.