Black Lung

Black Lung Overview & Causes Black lung (coal workers pneumoconiosis) is a lung disease caused by deposits of coal dust in the lungs. Black lung results from inhaling coal dust over a long time. Although coal dust is relatively inert and dose does not provoke much reaction, it spreads throughout the lungs and shows up … Read moreBlack Lung

Byssinosis

Byssinosis Overview & Causes Byssinosis is a narrowing of the airways caused by inhaling cotton flax or hemp particles. In the US and Great Britain, Byssinosis occurs almost exclusively to people who work with raw cotton. People who work with flax and hemp may also develop this condition. People who open bales of raw cotton … Read moreByssinosis

Occupational Asthma

Occupational Asthma Overview Occupational asthma is a reversible narrowing of the airways caused by inhaling work-related particles or vapors that act as irritants or cause an allergic reaction. Many substances in the workplace can cause narrowing of the airways causing difficult breathing. While some people are sensitive to airborne irritants, some others may develop sick … Read moreOccupational Asthma

Silicosis

Silicosis Overview & Causes Silicosis is the permanent scaring of the lungs caused by inhaling silica (quartz) dust. Silicosis is the oldest known occupational lung disease. It develops in people who have inhaled silica dust for many years. Silica is the main constituent of sand. It’s exposure is common among metal miners, sandstone and granite … Read moreSilicosis

Gynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders)

Gynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders) Overview Disorders that affect the female reproductive system, including the breasts, are called gynecologic disorders. Various diagnostic procedures are performed when a woman has specific symptoms or when a woman has a routine physical examination. These procedures help prevent problems and maintain a woman’s health. Symptoms The most common … Read moreGynecological symptoms (Symptoms of gynecologic disorders)

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge

Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Overview A small amount of vaginal discharge is usually common.  abnormal vaginal discharge The discharge consists of secretions (mucus) produced mainly by the cervix but also in the vagina. The discharge is usually thin and clear, milky white or yellowish. Its amount and appearance vary with age. The discharge usually is odorless. abnormal vaginal … Read moreAbnormal Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal itching

Vaginal itching Overview Vaginal itching may involve the area containing the external genitalia (vulva) as well as the vagina. Many women have occasional vaginal itching that resolves without treatment. Itching is considered a problem only when it is persistent, severe and/or recurs. Vaginal itching may result from irritation by chemicals found commonly in laundry detergents, … Read moreVaginal itching

Occupational Lung Diseases

Occupational Lung Diseases Overview Occupational lung diseases are caused by harmful particles, mists, vapors or gases that are inhaled, usually while a person works. If the lung disease is due to inhaled particles, the term pneumoconiosis is often used. Where in the airways or lungs an inhaled substance ends up and what type of lung … Read moreOccupational Lung Diseases

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Overview & Causes During reproductive years, bleeding from the vagina may be abnormal when menstrual periods are too heavy or too light, last too long, occur too frequently, or are irregular. Any vaginal bleeding that occurs before puberty or after menopause is abnormal. Bleeding from the vagina may originate in vagina or … Read moreAbnormal Vaginal Bleeding