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If your child has an intellectual disability (ID), their brain doesn't develop properly. Their brain may also not function within the normal range of both intellectual and adaptive functioning. In the past, medical professionals called this condit...
It is normal to have periods of low energy when one needs to rest and recuperate. However, if low energy persists and a person continually feels sluggish, disinterested in life, and has low energy, the situation should be investigated by a physician.
Learn about macrocephaly in children and adults.
A fontanel is more commonly known as a soft spot. When a baby is born, they typically have several fontanels where bones of their skull haven't fused yet. A newborn has fontanels on the top, back, and sides of their head.
When your muscles contract, become stiff, or spasm involuntarily, it's called spasticity. Spasticity can make it difficult to walk, move, or talk. It can be uncomfortable and painful at times.
Gait, the process of walking, and balance are intricate movements. They rely
on proper functioning from several areas of the body, including the:
- sensory nerves
Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine, also called SAMe. Find out about its uses, as well as precautions about the synthetic supplement.
Vomiting, or throwing up, is a forceful
discharge of stomach contents. It can be a one-time event linked to something
that doesn't settle right in the stomach. Recurrent vomiting may be cause by
underlying medical conditions. Frequent vomiting may...
Urinary incontinence happens when you lose control of your bladder. In some cases, you may empty your bladder's contents completely. In other cases, you may experience only minor leakage. The condition may be temporary or chronic, depending on its...
Children reach developmental milestones at their own pace. Minor delays aren't cause for concern. Ongoing delays can be. Read more on developmental delays.
Nystagmus is a condition that causes involuntary, rapid movement of one or both eyes. It often occurs with vision problems.