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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obesity 05/12/2012
Morbid obesity; Fat - obese Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Taking in more calories than you burn can lead to obesity because the body stores unused calories as fat.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) 08/30/2012
Pickwickian syndrome Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The exact cause of OHS is unknown. The condition is believed to result from both a defect in the brain's control over breathing, and excessive weight (due to obesity) against the chest wall. This makes it hard for a person to take a deep breath.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obesity in children 09/21/2011
Weight - loss - children; Obese - children Causes, incidence, and risk factors: When children eat more than they need, their bodies store the extra calories in fat cells to use for energy later.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obsessive-compulsive disorder 02/26/2013
Obsessive-compulsive neurosis; OCD Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Doctors do not know the exact cause of OCD.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder 11/17/2012
Personality disorder - obsessive-compulsive Causes, incidence, and risk factors: OCPD tends to occur in families, so genes may be involved. A person's childhood and environment may also play roles. This disorder can affect both men and women. It most often occurs in men.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obstructive sleep apnea 07/31/2011
Sleep apnea - obstructive; Apnea - obstructive sleep apnea syndrome; Sleep-disordered breathing; OSA Causes, incidence, and risk factors: All of the muscles in your body become more relaxed during sleep.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Obstructive uropathy 04/16/2012
Uropathy - obstructive Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Obstructive uropathy occurs when urine cannot drain through a ureter (a tube that carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder). Urine backs up into the kidney and causes it to become swollen ( hydronephrosis ). Obstructive uropathy can affect one or both kidneys.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Occupational Asthma 05/23/2013
Asthma - occupational exposure; Irritant-induced reactive airways disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Asthma is caused by inflammation (swelling) in the airways of the lungs. When an asthma attack occurs, the lining of the air passages swells and the muscles surrounding the airways become tight.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Occupational hearing loss 08/30/2012
Hearing loss - occupational; Noise induced hearing loss Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Over time, repeated exposure to loud noise and music can cause hearing loss. Occupational hearing loss is caused by long term exposure to loud vibration or sound. Sounds above 80 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or strength of sound vibration) may cause vibration intense enough to damage the inner ear, especially if the sound continues for a long time.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Olivopontocerebellar atrophy 08/28/2012
OPCA; Olivopontocerebellar degeneration; Multiple system atrophy – cerebellar predominance; MSA-C Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Olivopontocerebellar atrophy can be passed down through families (inherited form), or it may affect people without a known family history (sporadic form). Researchers have identified certain genes that are involved in the inherited form of this condition.
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