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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

Do you know anyone having difficulties in sleeping at night or who sleeps and wakes at different times than others? Chances are that the person is suffering from Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder. Read and know all about the types, causes and treatments of the condition.

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder Definition

It refers to a family of several types of sleep disorders that affects sleep timing. People suffering from this condition fail to go to sleep and wake up at normal times. This affects their social needs and even various everyday activities such as going to school or workplace. However, they usually get as much sleep as required if they are allowed to fall asleep and wake up at the times their bodies want to.

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Occipital Neuralgia

Are you lately suffering from acute pain in your upper neck region, behind the eyes or the back of your head? You could be having Occipital Neuralgia, for these are the classic signs of the condition. Read on to know more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

What is Occipital Neuralgia?

Occipital Neuralgia is a neurological condition characterized by injury or inflammation of occipital nerves which gives rise to intense pain in the areas where the nerves are present.

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Parathyroid adenoma

Do you get fatigued very easily and find yourself having fractures quite often? It could be that you are suffering from Parathyroid adenoma. Read and know more about the incidence, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Parathyroid adenoma Definition

It is a condition in which one of the four parathyroid glands increases in size and produces parathyroid hormone (PTH) in excess. It is characterized by the formation of a benign tumor in the gland.

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Crouzon Syndrome

Crouzon Syndrome is rare disorder affecting approximately 16 million individuals (or roughly 5.88% of the population) in the U.S. Read and find out all about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this disorder.

Crouzon Syndrome Definition

It is a hereditary disease characterized by anatomical abnormalities on the skull of a child upon birth. The name Crouzon’s Syndrome or Crouzon Syndrome, as others may use, was discovered by a French surgeon of the same name. His findings were published in 1912 and reported a case involving a mother and a child, both of whom were suffering from the same condition.

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Dentinogenesis imperfecta

Dentinogenesis imperfecta is one of the many rare diseases associated with the mouth. Learn more about this condition, including its causes, symptoms and treatment.

Dentinogenesis imperfecta Definition

Generally speaking, this is a condition characterized by the abnormal formation of the dentin. It is usually inherited and is clinically heterogeneous. It may affect the teeth portion alone or can also be associated with Osteogenesis imperfecta.

The disorder was discovered by Barret as early as 1882. However, its name was coined only in 1939 by Robert and Schour.

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Aicardi Syndrome

Aicardi Syndrome (AS) affects thousands of people across the world with around 900 people in U.S annually suffering from the condition. Read on to know all about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this rare disorder.

What is Aicardi Syndrome?

Aicardi Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that occurs mainly in females. The disease got its name from Dr. Aicardi, the scientist who studied AS and its symptoms in 1965. The condition is primarily characterized by partial or total absence of the Corpus Callosum (an important part of human brain that connects the two halves), childhood seizure and presence of lesions in the retina.

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Dysosmia

Do you get an unpleasant smell even in the absence of bad odors? Are you more sensitive to an odor that does not bother other people? Chances are that you might be suffering with Dysosmia. Read on to know all about this nasal disorder, including its types, symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Dysosmia Definition

It is an olfactory disorder that is related to a distorted sense of smell. In this condition, the olfactory system becomes dysfunctional due to which, patients may have difficulty in smelling or detecting any odor. Although not a serious disorder, it may lead to problems related to the sense of taste. This happens due to the fact that the nasal and oral chambers are interconnected.

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