Anal Fissures

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Anal fissures are cuts or tears in the area around the anus. They’re a common condition in this area of the body and can affect people of all ages. They will cause pain during bowel movements which can often become extremely severe and painful. The Cause of Anal Fissures Fissures may be caused due to …

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a group of diseases resulting from the unusual evidence of a certain protein known as amyloid. It can be deposited into localised areas without being harmful but also be deposited into tissues of the organs causing more serious changes. The condition may occur on its own, or as a result of another illness. …

Anal Cancer

When malignant cancer cells form in the tissues around the anus (the end of the large intestine where stool leaves the body) this becomes known as anal cancer. The risk of developing anal cancer is often increased after being infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Diagnosis of Anal Cancer Once anal cancer has been diagnosed, …

ANAs (Anti-Nuclear Antibodies)

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Antibodies are the elements of our blood that protect us from any foreign invaders, such as viruses or bacteria. Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are types of antibodies that are able to combine themselves with cells by binding with the cell nucleus. When people have ANAs in their blood, it can suggest that the patient’s immune system …

Anabolic Steroid Abuse

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Anabolic steroids most popular from bodybuilding is collective name given to substances that promote the growth of muscle as well as male sexual characteristics. These types of steroids work in both men and women and can often be associated with extreme side effects. Anabolic steroids were developed in the 1930s as a way to promote …