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Complications Blackheads


Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, but it's more common when the most serious types of spots (nodules and cysts) burst anddamage nearby skin . Scars can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots, so it's important not to do this. There are three main types of acne scars:

Acne myths Blackheads


Despite being one of the most wide spread skin conditions, acne is also one of the most poorly understood. There are many myths and misconceptions about it: "Acne is caused by a poor diet" So far, research hasn't found any foods that cause acne. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is recommended because it's good for your heart and your health in

Introduction Vestibular schwannoma

Vestibular schwannoma

An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It's also known as a vestibular schwannoma. A Brain tumour, benign (non-cancerous) is a growth in the brain that usually grows slowly over many years and doesn't spread to other parts of the body. Acoustic neuromas grow on the nerve used for hearing and balance, which can

Information about you Vestibular schwannoma

Vestibular schwannoma

Information about you If you have an acoustic neuroma, your clinical team will pass information about you on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists look for better ways to prevent and treat this condition. You can opt out of the register at any time. Find out more about the

Causes of Acromegaly Acromegaly


What happens in people with acromegaly? Acromegaly is caused by excessive production of growth hormone. This usually occurs as the result of a  benign (non-cancerous) brain tumour in the pituitary gland called an adenoma, but rare cases have been linked to tumours elsewhere in the body, such as in the lungs and pancreas. Although acromegaly

Introduction Lumpy jaw (actinomycosis)

Lumpy jaw (actinomycosis)

Actinomycosis is a rare type of bacterial infection caused by a group of bacteria called actinomycetaceae. Most bacterial infections are confined to one part of the body because the bacteria are unable to penetratethe body's tissue. However, actinomycosis is unusual in that the infection is able to move slowly but steadily through body tissue.

Introduction Gallbladder inflammation

Gallbladder inflammation

Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It usually occurs when a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol, that form in the gallbladder. The cystic duct is the main opening of the gallbladder. Gallstones are very common, affecting about 1 in 10 adults in the UK. They don't usually

Causes Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury

Who's at risk of acute kidney injury? You're more likely to get AKI if: You're aged 65 or over You already have a kidney problem , such as chronic kidney disease You have a long-term disease, such as heart failure, liver disease or diabetes You're dehydrated or unable to maintain your fluid intake independently You have a blockage in your urinary

Treatment Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injury

Treating acute kidney injury Treatment of AKI depends on the underlying cause and extent of illness. In most cases, treating the underlying problem will cure the AKI. GPs may be able to manage mild cases in people who aren't already in hospital. They may: advise stopping any medication that may be causing the situation, or making it worse – it

Treatment Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic

Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is an aggressive condition that develops quickly, so t reatment usually begins a few days after diagnosis. Stages of treatment Treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is usually carried out in threestages. They are: induction the aim of the initial stage of treatment is to kill the leukaemia cells in your