Kidneys: A wide range of kidney diseases can occur in Alagille syndrome. The kidneys can also have decreased function. (1,3) [pic] One of the major elements of Alagille disease is malfunctions to the liver. Liver damage can be caused by abnormalities in the bile ducts. Bile ducts carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder, and bile is what helps to digest fats.These bile ducts may be limited and tight, so the bile gets trapped and will build up inside the bile ducts which prevent the liver from working to its best ability (1,3).
Smoking: * Causes the platelets in your blood to clump together easily by making your blood cells more "sticky" and more likely to form clots. Clumping platelets can then block your coronary arteries and cause a heart attack. * Can cause spasms in your coronary arteries, which can reduce the blood flow to your heart in a way similar to that of atherosclerosis. * Can trigger irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias). * Lowers "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Diverticulitis usually gets worse throughout the first day. It starts out as small pain or diarrhea and slowly turns into vomiting and sharp pains. Many people do not have the discomfort or the symptoms. There are other diseases like inflammatory bowel disease and stomach ulcers are mistaken for Diverticulitis. One main cause of Diverticulitis is the lack of fiber in a person’s diet.
An ischemic stroke is typically caused by excess buildup of plague on the blood vessel walls that narrows blood flow dramatically. A hemorrhagic stroke typically occurs when the blood vessel walls weaken over time, which leads to a bulge or rupture of the vessel. Aneurysm is the most common type of hemorrhagic strokes with a low survival rate. They also kill brain cells, which can never regenerate. The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control.
However for some women the physical and emotional symptoms that come from menopause can be difficult. Menopause involves hormonal changes all around the body and can cause physical symptoms. When the ovaries stop producing oestrogen and progesterone (the female sex hormones) the oestrogen levels can drop over years. This can cause hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. During menopause there are many changes that will take place.
* If not interrupted, internal hemorrhage occurs with rupture of the fallopian tube. Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy * Light vaginal bleeding * Nausea and vomiting * Lower abdominal pain * Sharp abdominal cramps * Pain on one side of your body * Dizziness or weakness * Pain in your shoulder, neck, or rectum * If the fallopian tube ruptures, the pain and bleeding could be severe enough to cause fainting. Causes of an Ectopic Pregnancy One cause of an ectopic pregnancy is a damaged fallopian tube that doesn't let a fertilized egg into your uterus, so it implants in the fallopian tube or somewhere else. You might not ever know what caused an
Bowel Obstruction A bowel obstruction happens when either your small or large intestine is partly or completely blocked. The blockage prevents food, fluids, and gas from moving through the intestines in the normal way, the blockage may cause severe pain that comes and goes. Bowel obstruction covers a blockage caused by tumors, scar tissue, or twisting or narrowing of the intestines. It does not cover ileus, which most commonly happens after surgery on the belly (abdominal surgery). Tumors, scar tissue (adhesions), or twisting or narrowing of the intestines can cause a bowel obstruction.
It could be chronic and is caused by the narrowing of the coronary artery and limitation of blood supply to part of the muscle. It also could be acute, which is the result from plaque suddenly rupturing. The inner wall of an artery is damaged. Some fatty deposits or plaques made up of cholesterol and other cellular waste products will accumulate at a site of injury in a process called atherosclerosis, the hardening of arteries. If the surface of the plaques break or rupture, blood cells, called platelets will clump or clot at that site to try and repair the artery.
When that happens, bacteria may take hold and grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract. The most common UTIs occur mainly in women and affect the bladder and urethra. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Urinary tract infections don't always cause signs and symptoms, but when they do they may include: * A strong, persistent urge to urinate * A burning sensation when urinating * Passing frequent, small amounts of urine * Urine that appears cloudy * Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine * Strong-smelling urine * Pelvic pain, in women * Rectal pain, in men UTIs may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions in older adults. COMPLICATIONS: When treated promptly and properly, lower urinary tract infections rarely lead to complications. But left untreated, a urinary tract infection can have serious consequences.