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Category: Disease

23 Jul

Anemia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body’s tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in your blood is lower than it should be. Many of the symptoms of anemia are caused by decreased oxygen delivery to the body’s vital tissues and organs. Anemia is...
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23 Jul

Kidney Stones – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. The development of kidney stones is related to decreased urine volume or to increased excretion of stone-forming components, such as calcium, oxalate, urate, cystine, xanthine, and phosphate.   What are the causes of kidney stones? There is no single cause for kidney stones but, a poor diet, lack of physical activity and dehydration...
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23 Jul

Jaundice – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Jaundice forms when there is too much bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that is formed by the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver. Normally, the liver gets rid of bilirubin along with old red blood cells. Jaundice is a sign of an underlying disease.   What are the causes of jaundice? The most common cause of jaundice in older babies and children is an infection...
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23 Jul

Influenza – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. The word Influenza comes from the Italian language meaning "influence" and refers to the cause of the disease.   What are the causes of influenza? The flu is caused by the influenza virus B that affects humans when they inhale contaminated air. Influenza is contagious.   Symptoms of influenza: Symptoms of influenza include: Fever over 100.4 F (38 C) Aching muscles, especially in...
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23 Jul

Hypertension – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: High blood pressure or more popularly known as hypertension is high pressure in the arteries or the vessels that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. The normal blood pressure of a human being is typically below 120/80. People who reach 140/90 are most likely suffering from hypertension.   What are the causes of hypertension? Although there isn’t a direct cause of hypertension, it...
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23 Jul

Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The virus weakens a person's ability to fight infections and cancer. People with HIV are said to have AIDS when they develop certain infections or cancers or when their CD4 (T-cell) count is less than 200.   What are the causes of human immunodeficiency virus? Unlike other diseases whose causes are external lifestyle...
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23 Jul

High Cholesterol – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: High Cholesterol is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolic derangement that can be secondary to many diseases & can contribute to many forms of diseases, most notably cardiovascular diseases. It is nearly related to the terms "hyperlipidemia" (elevated levels of lipids) & "hyperlipoproteinemia" (elevated levels of lipoproteins).   What are the causes of high cholesterol? ...
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23 Jul

Hepatitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Hepatitis implies injury to the liver marked by the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue. The condition can be self-limiting, healing on its own, or can progress to scarring of the liver tissue. Hepatitis is acute when it lasts not more than 6 months & chronic when it persists longer.   What are the causes of hepatitis? A group of viruses known as the hepatitis virus...
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23 Jul

Heatstroke – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Heatstroke is also commonly known as Hyperthermia is an acute condition that occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate. It is caused by the failure of the body’s temperature-regulating mechanism when exposed to high temperatures and immense heat   What are the causes of a heat stroke? Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure...
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23 Jul

Yellow Fever – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Yellow fever is spread by a species of mosquito common to areas of Africa and South America. Vaccination is recommended before traveling to certain areas.   Causes: The Flavivirus causes yellow fever, and it’s transmitted when an infected mosquito bites you. Mosquitoes become infected with the virus when they bite an infected human or monkey. The disease cannot be spread from one person to another.   Symptoms: Mild cases cause fever, headache, nausea,...
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