Lesion

Definition of Lesion:

Any damage to tissue structure or function; an abnormal change in body tissue caused by disease or injury.  A scar is a lesion, as is cancer, a stomach ulcer or a pimple.

Also: Lesions

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Actinic Keratoses

...related topic
“Actinic keratoses are common premalignant skin tumors that appear as small, raised, flaky lesions usually found on heavily sun-exposed skin in older people...”

Adolescent Acne

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Acne lesions usually occur on the face, but can also occur on the neck, shoulders, chest, scalp, back, arms and legs...”
...recommendation Tea Tree oil
“...Both treatments resulted in significant improvement of noninflamed and inflamed lesions after three months, with tea tree oil causing more severe facial redness and benzoyl peroxide being more effective in noninflamed lesions...”
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Adult Acne

...recommendation Tea Tree oil
“...Both treatments resulted in significant improvement of noninflamed and inflamed lesions after three months, with tea tree oil causing more severe facial redness and benzoyl peroxide being more effective in noninflamed lesions...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Folic Acid
“...In brain samples showing numerous Alzheimer's disease brain lesions, researchers found that significantly lower blood levels of folate corresponded with more severe atrophy of the neocortex, the region of the brain containing a rich supply of nerve cells...”

Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Brain lesions, with invasion of both gray and white matter, can be seen on a CT scan or MRI...”

Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias

...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“...Myocardial magnesium content was lower in the 4 with cardiomyopathic and dysplastic lesions than in the 4 with inflammatory lesions (myocarditis) and 8 controls...”

Brucellosis

...the condition
“...About 5-10% of patients have skin-related symptoms such as nodules, abscesses, eruptions, scaly skin patches, lesions that resemble impetigo, psoriasis or eczema, rashes, red or purple patches caused by capillary hemorrhage, and eye involvement including cataracts...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...Incidence; Causes and Development: Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine lesions...”

Cardiomyopathy

...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“...Myocardial magnesium content was lower in the 4 with cardiomyopathic and dysplastic lesions than in the 4 with inflammatory lesions (myocarditis) and 8 controls...”

Coccidioidomycosis

...related topic
“...Approximately 1-in-1000 cases will progress to the disseminated form, leading to lesions in the lung and abscesses throughout the body...”

Copper

...as a treatment
“...A copper deficiency causes higher serum cholesterol levels along with the lesions similar to those seen in coronary artery disease...”
...related topic
“...Copper deficiency leads to a variety of abnormalities, including anemia, skeletal defects, degeneration of the nervous system, reproductive failure, pronounced cardiovascular lesions, elevated blood cholesterol, impaired immunity and defects in the pigmentation and structure of hair...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Policosanol/Octacosanol
“...Like statin drugs, policosanol helps stop the formation of arterial lesions...”

Crohn's Disease

...our question about Genital sores
“Medical illnesses such as Crohn's Disease can on occasion cause genital lesions...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Individuals with sprue are likely to have a positive family history, history of diabetes or skin lesions (dermatitis herpetiformis) and have manifestations of pan-malabsorption dating back to childhood or adolescence...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Infants with herpesvirus encephalitis may develop lesions in the mouth, in the eye, or on the skin within one to 45 days...”

Entamoeba Infection

...the condition
“...or non-invasive luminal form causes no signs or symptoms of disease; the pathogenic or invasive form invades the intestinal mucosa and produces dysentery and may give rise to extra-intestinal lesions via the blood, mainly to the liver...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Neurogenic disorders – multiple sclerosis, spinal cord lesions, pituitary microadenoma with hyperprolactinemia, and cardiovascular accident; drugs such as hypertensives, sedatives, Proscar (finasteride), tranquilizers, and amphetamines...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...recommendation Glutamine
“Preliminary studies have shown that supplements of glutamine may protect against aspirin-induced gastric lesions and enhance healing of painful peptic ulcers...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Reproductive / Urinary: Lesions associated with pregnancy & delivery (including episiotomies); ulcerative conditions associated with radiation therapy; heals & produces remarkable elasticity in the above conditions;...”

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

...the condition
“...The damaged red blood cells and other factors may clog the tiny blood vessels in the kidneys or cause lesions in the kidneys, making the kidneys work harder to remove wastes and extra fluid from the blood...”

Hepatitis

...the condition
“... their blood or drainage from their wounds or skin lesions) and breaks in the child's skin...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...recommendation BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
“...Many people throughout the USA are using BHT to successfully keep the lesions dormant, with no sores as long as they consume BHT regularly...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...He also showed that all lesions went into remission after a maximum of 5 ozone injections...”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...Generally speaking, visible symptoms (lesions) will show up after standard prodromal symptomology (mild tingling and burning near areas where an outbreak will occur)...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...the condition
“Hives – also called urticaria – are localized, raised red areas in the superficial portion of the skin that may join together to form larger lesions...”

Hyperprolactinemia

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Some other causes for prolactin elevation, besides those listed below, include nipple stimulation, chest wall lesions (herpes zoster lesions, scars, pacemakers) and sexual stimulation...”

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“...Causes of hypopituitarism are tumors or lesions of various origins, congenital defects, trauma, radiation, surgery, encephalitis, hemochromatosis, and stroke...”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that always involves the joints, but may produce extensive connective tissue and visceral lesions...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...These growths, called lesions, are usually the first signs of KS, and range in color from brown to reddish-purple...”

Keratoses

...the condition
“...However, it is never too late to initiate prevention of new actinic keratoses lesions in adulthood...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...It is the second most common tumor to undergo spontaneous regression following removal of the primary lesion; this occurs about 0...”

Leukoplakia

...relationship to Mouth Cancer
“...Precancerous leukoplakia often includes raised red lesions...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...If this doesn't work, or the lesions are precancerous, your dentist may decide to remove the leukoplakic patches using a scalpel, laser or cryoprobe (freezing probe...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...The hallmark of the disease is recurrent, widespread, and diverse vascular lesions...”
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Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Skin lesions (urticaria pigmentosa)...”

Megaloblastic Anemia / Pernicious Anemia

...the condition
“...Lesions in the gastrointestinal tract may cause abnormal activity in the intestines and difficulties with the absorption of food...”

Metrorrhagia

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: It can be caused by a hormonal imbalance (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism); pregnancy disorder; cervical lesions; medications (birth control pills, corticosteroids, hypothalamic depressants, anticholinergics, anticoagulants); uterine fibroids; functional ovarian cysts; polyps; carcinoma of the vagina,...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...In most cases, the myeloma cells spread into the cavities of all the large bones of the body, forming multiple small lesions...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...The lesions or plaques of multiple sclerosis are areas of tissue damage arising from inflammation, which occurs when white blood cells and fluid accumulate around blood vessels...”

Nasal Polyps

...the condition
“...There are many unanswered questions about the incidence, cause, and optimal treatment of these lesions...”

Neem

...as a treatment
“...A paste made from the leaves has been found to successfully treat skin lesions...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“...If the patient is awake, any slowing of electrical activity in a focal area of the brain may indicate a lesion there...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...Topically, the leaves, fruit, and roots are used in poultices for arthritis and joint pain, headaches, for burns and lesions, poisonous bites, and to improve signs of aging...”

Oral Lichen Planus

...the condition
“...Patients with no discomfort and only white, lacy lesions may not require treatment...”
...our question about Difficulty when swallowing
“Lichen planus lesions in the throat or esophagus may result in esophageal narrowing or the formation of tight, ring-like bands in the esophagus that can make swallowing difficult...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“...The skin may show rashes, swelling, ulcers, and lumps (nodular lesions)...”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...the condition
“...These lesions are most commonly observed in individuals with systemic conditions including, but not limited to, HIV infection, malnutrition and immunosuppression...”

Psoriasis

...our question about Problems with cracking skin
“Skin lesions and increased tearing are possible symptoms of psoriasis...”
...recommendation Cayenne Pepper
“In a double blind study, application of a capsaicin cream to the skin helped relieve both the itching and the skin lesions in people with psoriasis...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...It is an often-curable cancer that produces slow-growing tumors and lesions in the anus and nearby anal anatomy...”

Sarcoidosis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Types of testing for sarcoidosis include: CBC; chem-7 or chem-20; ACE levels; chest X-ray; lymph node biopsy; skin lesion biopsy; bronchoscopy; open lung biopsy; gallium scan; nerve biopsy...”
...our question about Frequency of rashes
“Skin lesions and rashes – tender reddish bumps or patches on the skin – are common...”

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

...the condition
“...Lesions can be single or multiple and present as slightly white, flesh- or yellow-colored, soft, small papules on the face, particularly the nose, cheeks and forehead...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...Tumors and brain lesions that occupy space...”

Sepsis

...the condition
“...rapidly progress to shock with decreased body temperature (hypothermia), falling blood pressure, confusion or other changes in the mental status, and clotting abnormalities evidenced by hemorrhagic lesions in the skin...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...recommendation L-Lysine
“Lysine can speed the healing of shingles lesions...”

Spicy Foods

...as a treatment
“...No longer is "hot spicy food" blamed for ulcers and other gastric ills – in fact, the opposite appears to be true although existing intestinal lesions may be sensitive, indicating an underlying problem that should generally be corrected before trying to use hot spices again...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...Up to 50% of individuals with untreated syphilis may develop tertiary syphilis with lesions many years after the initial infection...”

Susceptibility To Cavities

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Traditionally, the clinical detection of carious lesions on tooth crowns has involved the use of a sharp explorer, a viewing mirror, an artificial light source and air-drying of tooth surfaces to improve visibility...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...symptoms can include headaches, confusion, poor coordination, seizures, chest pain, coughing up blood, difficulty breathing, fever, vision problems such as blurred vision or 'floaters', and brain lesions...”

Trigeminal Neuralgia / Facial Pain

...the condition
“...NICO (Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis): Many patients who have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia turn out in fact to have neuralgia pain from NICO lesions...”

Ulcer

...related topic
Lesion on the skin or mucous membrane...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis involves only the colonic mucosa, and the lesions are uniform and continuous with no areas of normal tissue interspersed between the diseased mucosa...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease: joint swelling; joint pain; arthritis; ankle, feet, and leg swelling; skin lesions...”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...Other causes of vascular dementia include ... lesions caused by a brain hemorrhage...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...These are the most common vasculitis skin lesions, but hives, an itchy lumpy rash, and painful or tender lumps can occur...”

Vitamin B6 Requirement

...the condition
“...Severe B6 depletion may result in depression, nausea, vomiting, mucous membrane lesions, seborrheic dermatitis, peripheral neuritis, ataxia, hyperacusis, hyperirritability, altered mobility and alertness, abnormal head movements and convulsions...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... diverse forms of skin lesions, including eczema, psoriasis, acne...”
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