May 2018 archive

WHIPPLE’S DISEASE: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Small intestine lining Whipple disease is a uncommon bacterial infection that often affects your gastrointestinal system. Whipple disease disrupts normal digestion by crippling the breakdown of foods, such as fats and carbohydrates, and restrains your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Whipple disease also can infect other organs, such as your heart, brain, joints and …

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SHINGLES: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Shingles is a viral infection that comes with painful rash. Although shingles can happen anywhere on your body, it usually appears as a single stripe of blisters that cover evelop the left or the right side of your torso. Shingles is induced by the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that spawn chickenpox. After you’ve had …

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DRY MOUTH: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Salivary glands Dry mouth also known as xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh), is a condition in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth is usually due to the side effect of some medications or aging problems or as a result of radiation therapy for cancer. Rarely, …

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FEMALE INFERTILITY: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Infertility is defined as incapable in getting pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a year or mor. Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of the two affects millions of couples in the United States. An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery. Female …

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20 WEIGHT LOSS TIPS THAT ARE ACTUALLY EVIDENCE-BASED

People are being encouraged to do all sorts of funny things, most of which have no evidence behind them. Over the years, however, studies have found outlined strategies that seem to be effective. Here are weight loss tips that are actually evidence-based. 1. Drink Water, Especially Before Meals The fact is that drinking water can help …

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HANGOVERS: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can occur after drinking excess alcohol. As if feeling awful weren’t bad enough, habitual hangovers are also associated with poor performance and disaccord at work. As a general principle, the more alcohol you consume, the more likely you are to experience a hangover …

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MENORRHAGIA (HEAVY MENSTRUAL BLEEDING): SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Menorrhagia is the medical condition of menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. However heavy menstrual flow is a common concern, most women don’t experience blood loss serious enough to be defined as menorrhagia. If you’re experiencing menorrhagia, you can’t focus on your usual activities when you have your period because you have …

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GAUCHER DISEASE: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Gaucher (go-SHAY) disease is caused by a buildup of some fatty substances in certain organs, especially your spleen and liver. This makes these organs to enlarge and can affect their function. The fatty substances also can pill up in bone tissue, weakening the bone and increasing the chance of fractures. If the bone marrow …

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EXERCISE-INDUCED ASTHMA: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview Exercised-induced asthma is a contracting of the airways in the lungs that is caused by strenuous exercise. It causes shortness of wheezing, breath, coughing and other symptoms during or after workout. The right term for this defect is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (brong-koh-kun-STRIK-shun). This term is more correct because the exercise induces contraction of airways (bronchoconstriction) …

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HEART ATTACK: SYMPTOMS & CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Overview A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is inhibited, usually by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that supply to the heart (coronary arteries). The interrupted flow of blood can harm or destroy part of the heart muscle. Heart attack, …

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