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

Topics Related to Lesion

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
“...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...”


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


...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...”


...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
“...Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine lesions.  Approximately 1,000 cases are seen each year in the United Kingdom...”


...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...”


...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.  One of policosanol's important actions is to inhibit the oxidation of LDL, which is the major contributor to arterial damage...”

Crohn's Disease

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


...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...”


...the condition
“...In children under 2 years old, skin lesions begin on the cheeks in infants and may progress to the scalp, arms, trunk, and legs; they may also exhibit dry, leathery skin areas (lichenification), more or less pigment than their normal...”


...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...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Studies have shown that people with brain lesions, tumors and certain kinds of epilepsy often yawn excessively, while schizophrenics yawn very little...”

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...”

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.  Hives are closely related to angioedema...”


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


...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
“...names: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that always involves the joints, but may produce extensive connective tissue and visceral lesions.  The more modern term used now is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis...”

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...”


...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 0.5% of the time...”


...the condition
“...It is the most common of all chronic mouth lesions.  The exact cause of leukoplakia is not known, but it appears to be due to excess cell growth resulting from chronic irritation...”
...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.  There is clinical involvement of the joints, skin, kidney, brain, and membranes of the lung, heart and gastrointestinal tract...”


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


...the condition
“...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...”


...related topic
“A lesion of the skin that may be present from birth, but which most often appears later in life...”

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.  Hence the name "multiple" myeloma...”

Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...The lesions ('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.  Nasal Polyps are more common in adults than in children...”


...as a treatment
“...A paste made from the leaves has been found to successfully treat skin lesions.  Small portions of leaves mixed with regular feed seem to affect intestinal parasites in livestock...”

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.  Similarly, widespread slowing indicates a widespread disturbance of brain function, often due to a blood born insult like low blood sugar, drug intoxication, liver failure, etc...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Hypothalamic lesions; Epilepsy; Strokes; Cerebral palsy; Migraine; Spinal cord infarction; Head injury; Familial dysautonomia; Anti-nausea medication used during pregnancy; Antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication...”


...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.”


...the condition
“...The skin may show rashes, swelling, ulcers, and lumps (nodular lesions).  Nerve involvement may cause sensory changes with numbness, pain, burning and weakness...”

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...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Chronic hypertension may result in vascular sclerotic lesions and lead to headache, dizziness, digestive symptoms, and even seizures...”


...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...”


...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...”


...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.  Painful shingles blisters are caused by a reactivation of varicella-zoster virus, an infection that started out as an attack of chickenpox...”

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
“...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...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“...Ozone now offers some of the best results in wound healing and the treatment of internal tooth infections, abscesses, lesions, and deep, infected crevices.”


...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.  Most NICO lesions are found in the alveolar arches where teeth have been extracted...”


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

Vaginal Dryness

...the condition
“...Other possible complications include ... lesions or fissures...”

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.  Skin tests, blood tests, and sputum cultures can be used for the diagnosis: sputum smear (KOH test); sputum culture; serum coccidioides complement fixation titer; CBC with differential shows...”

Vascular Dementia

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


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


...relationship to Multiple Sclerosis
“...It is not a permanent symptom, but may indicate a new lesion or inflammation...”

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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