Condition Meanings

The term condition comes from affectio, a word of the language Latin. Its most common use is associated with a disease or a health disorder. For example: “The musician was hospitalized for a condition in the lungs”, “There are chronic conditions that cannot be cured, but can be treated”, “It is important to know how to act with a person suffering from a heart condition”.

A conditionĀ is a modification of the physiological or psychological state that is considered normal or healthy in a person. The conditions can be noticed through their symptoms and generally require certain actions for their treatment.

According to their characteristics, the conditions can be classified differently. A kidney condition, to name a possibility, is a disease or condition that affects a kidney. The psychosomatic disorders, moreover, are those having a psychic cause but physical consequences (as when a subject will raise blood pressure due to stress).

Affection can also be the action that generates some effect on something else. In other words: there is something that affects something else. Suppose that the authorities of a city announce that, with the aim of improving road infrastructure, works will be carried out that will require interrupting vehicular traffic in certain periods. The government informs, in this framework, that the schedule for traffic in the downtown area will be from 18 to 20 hours for two weeks.

The attachment and inclination towards something are other matters raised by the concept of condition, according to the statement by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE).

Most common neonatal conditions

Throughout the first weeks of a human being’s life, there are certain conditions that occur quite frequently, and it’s important to know them all to know when to worry and call your pediatrician. Just as it happens to us when dealing with other species, the fact that babies cannot tell us precisely what is happening to them is often hopeless. Below are some of them.

Abdominal distension

Although it is normal for babies’ abdomen to look bulky, especially after heavy feedings, it should never be hard. So, if we notice this symptom together with a swelling, and we see that it does not go out of the body for more than a day or that it vomits more than normal, it is time to ask for professional help. The diagnosis may point to a mere problem of constipation or gas, or point to an intestinal complication.

Birth injuries

Another very common condition of babies has its origin in the delivery itself, especially when it lasts a long time or has too many complications, something that can also be aggravated if the child is very old. Some of these injuries are slight, and disappear in a short time without leaving traces; however, a broken clavicle can also occur, for example, and in this case it is necessary to go to the doctor’s office.

Blue baby syndrome

Newborn babies’ feet and hands may show certain slightly bluish areas, and in most cases this does not lead to any problems, but may be due to the low temperature and disappear as the body warms up. In the same way, when the child cries without rest for long periods, his lips, tongue and part of his face can also acquire a bluish hue and return to normal after crying is over. Concerns should start when blue does not subside and is accompanied by difficulties with eating or breathing, potential signs of a heart or lung condition.