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Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase, which, in turn, causes the body to be unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in…

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase, which, in turn, causes the body to be unable to digest lactose, a sugar found in…

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

What is Landau-Kleffner syndrome? Landau-Kleffner syndrome (also called infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia, or aphasia with convulsive disorder) is a language disorder. It frequently occurs in normally-developing children, usually…

Laryngeal Cancer (Cancer of the Larynx)

What is laryngeal cancer? Laryngeal cancer includes cancerous cells found in any part of the larynx - the glottis, the supraglottis, or the subglottis. The larynx, often referred to as…

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

What is lateral epicondylitis? Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is characterized by pain on the outside (lateral side) of the elbow. The pain is caused by damage to…

Latex Allergy

h5>What is a latex allergy? Natural rubber latex, a milky fluid found in rubber trees, has a contaminating protein in the rubber that causes allergic reactions, not with the rubber…

Leukemia

What is leukemia? Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells - usually the white blood cells. Leukemic cells look different than normal cells and do not function properly. How is…

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

The risk for breast cancer  and many other forms of cancer is increased with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS), a genetic autosomal dominant cancer syndrome. A diagnosis of LFS is made when…

Ligament Injuries to the Knee

What are knee ligaments? There are four major ligaments in the knee. Ligaments are elastic bands of tissue that connect bones to each other and provide stability and strength to…

Liver Tumors

What is a tumor? Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue that form when cells begin to reproduce at an increased rate. The liver can grow both non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous…

Low Milk Production

What causes low milk production? Occasionally, a delay in the time when milk "comes in" turns into an ongoing problem with low milk production. Sometimes, a mother has been producing…

Lumbar Disc Disease (Herniated Disc)

Anatomy of the lumbar spine: The vertebral column, also called the backbone, is made up of 33 vertebrae that are separated by spongy disks and classified into four distinct areas.…

Lung Cancer (Condition)

What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is cancer that usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can also begin in other areas…

Lyme Disease

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease (LD) is a multi-stage, multi-system bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, a spiral shaped bacterium that is most commonly transmitted by a…

Lymphedema Following a Mastectomy

What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system consists of many vessels that carry lymph (a clear, colorless fluid containing water and a few blood cells that originates in many…

Lumbar Disc Disease

What is Lumbar Disc Disease? Lumbar Disc Disease refers to the medical condition in which a compromised disc causes low back pain. It could be due to simple wear and…

Ligament Injury

What is Ligament Injury? A ligament is a tough band of flexible tissues that comprises of individual fibres and connects the bones in your body together. A ligament injury occurs…

Lipoma

What is Lipoma? A Lipoma is a painless and harmless lump of fatty tissue that is located between your skin and underlying tissue. Lipomas are non-cancerous growth that are most…

Laryngeal Cancer

What is Laryngeal Cancer? Laryngeal Cancer is a cancer of larynx (part of throat in the start of trachea containing vocal cords). In this disease, malignant (cancer) cells begin to…

Lactose Intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is a condition caused by a lack of an enzyme called lactase, which, in turn, causes the body to be unable to digest lactose,…