Body Diseases
Components of the intervertebral disc, Fluid content of the nucleus pulposus and changes with trauma

Intervertebral discs

Figure. The adult vertebral column and typical vertebrae in each region, lateral views. There are at least 24 intervertebral discs interposed between the vertebral bodies: six in the cervical, twelve in the thoracic and...

Fibrocystic breast illustrating fibroadenoma

Fibrocystic breasts

ICD-9: 610.1 Description Fibrocystic breasts are breasts with palpable lumps or cysts that fluctuate in size with the menstrual cycle. The condition is seen more frequently in women ages 30 to 55 and rarely after...

Predisposing Factors

Predisposing Factors

A predisposing factor is a condition or situation that may make a person more at risk or susceptible to disease. Some ⚡ predisposing factors ⚡ include heredity, age, gender, environment, and lifestyle. Heredity is a ⚡...

Risk factors in health and disease

Risk factors in health and disease

Introduction Health and wellbeing are affected by many factors – those linked to poor health, disability, disease or death, are known as risk factors. A risk factor is a characteristic, condition, or behaviour that...

Risk Factors for Cancer

Risk Factors for Cancer

It is usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t. But research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. (There are also...

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Your chances of developing type 2 diabetes depend on a combination of risk factors such as your genes and lifestyle. Although you can’t change risk factors such as family history, age, or ethnicity, you can change...