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Last Updated: 23 August 2022

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder caused by nerve function disruptions that result in pain and numbness, particularly in the wrist and hand. Although carpal tunnel syndrome can occur at any age, it most commonly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60. When only one hand is affected, it is often the hand used for writing. The pain or paresthesia is usually felt in the wrist, the palm, and the first four fingers of the hand in carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be triggered by certain activities that stretch or extend the wrist, such as driving, typing, or holding a phone. People with carpal tunnel syndrome can have muscle and nerve wasting in the affected hand, as well as a reduced ability to detect sensations, which can be mistaken for a change of symptoms.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/carpal-tunnel-syndrome


Anauxetic dysplasia

People with anauxetic dysplasia have dwarfism with short limbs for their height beginning before birth. Dislocation of the bones at the top of the spine can also cause spinal cord pinching and spinal cord pinching. The spinal cord compression in severe cases may result in muscle lysis needed for breathing, which can be life-threatening in early childhood. Anxetic dysplasia's characteristic features include a barrel-shaped chest and a rounded upper back with side curves. People with anauxetic dysplasia may also have an exaggerated low back shamstring, hip shunting, and soles of the feet that are rounded outward. Individuals who are affecting individuals can also have less teeth than average.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/anauxetic-dysplasia


Holt-Oram syndrome

People with Holt-Oram syndrome have abnormally shaped bones in their upper limbs. Individuals with Holt-Oram syndrome may have additional bone abnormalities, such as a missing thumb, a long thumb that looks like a finger, a partially or complete absence of bones in the upper arm, and collar bone or shoulder blade abnormalities. A hole in the septum between the upper chambers of the heart's upper chambers is called an atrial septal defect, and a hole in the septum between the lower chambers of the heart's lower chambers is referred to as a ventricular septal defect. Heart chamber contractions are common in those with Holt-Oram syndrome, which is attributed to deficiencies in the electrical system that coordinates contractions. Cardiac conduction disorder may occur alongside other heart abnormalities or as the sole heart disease in people with Holt-Oram syndrome.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/holt-oram-syndrome


Ewing sarcoma

There are several forms of Ewing sarcoma, extraosseous Ewing sarcoma, peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and Askin tumor. These Ewing sarcoma tumors can be distinguished from one another by the tissue in which the tumor arises. About 87 percent of Ewing sarcomas are Ewing sarcoma of bone, which is a bone tumor that usually occurs in the thigh bones, pelvis, ribs, or shoulder blades. Askin tumor is a form of pNET found in the chest. The most common Ewing sarcomas occur in infants and young adults. Ewing sarcoma of bone can result in bone loss, and affected individuals may have a fractured bone with no apparent cause. It is typical for Ewing sarcoma to spread to other areas of the body, typically to the lungs, other bones, or the bone marrow.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/ewing-sarcoma


Type 2 diabetes

The pancreas converts insulin to move the excess glucose into cells when blood sugar levels are high, lowering the amount of glucose in the blood. Insulin resistance is the first sign of type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body's cells use insulin less effectively than normal. To maintain blood sugar levels in the healthy range, insulin is required as insulin resistance rises. The beta cells become less able to respond to blood sugar fluctuations over time, leading to an insulin shortage that prevents the body from effectively lowering blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes can cause long-term health issues, such as heart disease and stroke; nerve damage; and harm to the kidneys, eyes, and other organs of the body if blood sugar levels are not tightly controlled by medications or diet, type 2 diabetes can lead to long-term health issues, including heart disease and stroke; and obesity.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/type-2-diabetes

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