Sign Language Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Sign Language. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Sign Language or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Vertigo Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or rocking, even when someone is at rest. Vertigo may be caused by a problem in the brain or...learn more »
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    Vertigo Article
    • What is vertigo?
    • What causes vertigo?
    • What are the risk factors for vertigo?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of vertigo?
    • How is vertigo diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for vertigo?
    • Are home remedies effective for treating vertigo?
    • Can vertigo be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for vertigo?
  • Balance Disorders Balance is a state of body equilibrium or stability. We often take for granted how dependent we are on a healthy balance system....learn more »
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    Balance Disorders Article
    • What is a balance disorder?
    • How does the vestibular system work?
    • What are the symptoms of a balance disorder?
    • What causes a balance disorder?
    • What are some types of balance disorders?
    • How is a balance disorder diagnosed?
    • How is balance disorder treated?
    • How do I know if I have a balance disorder?
    • How can I help my doctor make a diagnosis?
    • What research is being done for balance disorders?
  • Fragile X Syndrome Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental retardation. It's caused by a mutation on the X chromosome. People...learn more »
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    Fragile X Syndrome Article
    • Fragile X syndrome facts*
    • What is Fragile X syndrome?
    • What causes Fragile X syndrome?
    • What keeps the FMR1 gene from producing FMRP in Fragile X syndrome?
    • Human cells 101
    • How many people are affected by Fragile X syndrome?
    • How is Fragile X syndrome inherited?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of Fragile X syndrome?
    • Intelligence and learning
    • Physical
    • Social and emotional
    • Speech and language
    • Sensory
    • Is there a cure for Fragile X syndrome?
    • Are there treatments for Fragile X syndrome?
    • Educational options
    • Therapeutic options
    • Medication options
    • What are the options for adults who have Fragile X syndrome?
    • What should I do if I find out someone in my family has Fragile X syndrome?
    • What is being done to develop treatments or a cure for Fragile X syndrome?
    • Where can I go for more information about Fragile X syndrome?
  • Learning Disabilities Learning disabilities can cause an individual to have trouble learning and using skills such as reading, listening, writing,...learn more »
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    Learning Disabilities Article
    • What are learning disabilities?
    • How common are learning disabilities?
    • What are the signs of a learning disability?
    • What about school and learning disabilities?
    • Tips for parents of children with learning disabilities
    • Tips for teachers of children with learning disabilities
    • Is there any treatment for learning disabilities?
    • What is the prognosis for learning disabilities?
    • What research is being done for learning disabilities?
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  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS, infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia, or aphasia with convulsive disorder), a...learn more »
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    Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Article
    • What is Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What are the signs of Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • How common is Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What causes Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What is the outcome of Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What treatments are available?
    • Where can I get more information?
  • Auditory Processing Disorder in Children Children with auditory processing disorders often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the...learn more »
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    Auditory Processing Disorder in Children Article
    • Introduction to auditory processing disorder
  • Hearing Loss Hearing loss (deafness) may be present at birth or it may manifest later in life. Deafness may be genetic or due to damage from...learn more »
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    Hearing Loss Article
    • What are forms of hearing loss?
    • What are the types of hearing loss?
    • What are the symptoms of hearing loss?
    • What is the treatment for hearing loss?
  • Pendred Syndrome Pendred syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss. Generally, the hearing loss is affected in early childhood....learn more »
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    Pendred Syndrome Article
    • What is Pendred syndrome?
    • How does Pendred syndrome affect other parts of the body?
    • What causes Pendred syndrome?
    • How is Pendred syndrome diagnosed?
    • How common is Pendred syndrome?
    • Can Pendred syndrome be treated?
    • What research is being conducted?