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Category: Disease

23 Jul

Dengue Fever – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild dengue fever causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death. Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of...
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23 Jul

Conjunctivitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an irritation or inflammation of the conjunctiva, which covers the white part of the eyeball. It can be caused by allergies or bacterial or viral infections. Conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious and is spread by contact with eye secretions from someone who is infected.   What are the causes of conjunctivitis? Viruses, including the kind that causes the common cold Bacteria Irritants such...
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23 Jul

AIDS – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: AIDS is a disease that can develop in people with HIV. It’s the most advanced stage of HIV. But just because a person has HIV doesn’t mean they’ll develop AIDS. HIV kills CD4 cells. Healthy adults generally have a CD4 count of 500 to 1,500 per cubic millimeter. A person with HIV whose CD4 count falls below 200 per cubic millimeter will be diagnosed with AIDS. A person...
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23 Jul

Acute Sinusitis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview: A stuffed nose and pressure on our cheekbones, near the eyes, or over the forehead may mean that you have acute sinusitis. Acute sinusitis, also called acute rhinosinusitis, is a short-term inflammation of the membranes that line your nose and surrounding sinuses. This impedes your ability to drain mucus from your nose and sinuses. Acute sinusitis is most commonly due to a cold-causing viral infection. However, it...
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23 Jul

Abdominal Pain – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview:  Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be cramp, achy, dull, intermittent or sharp. It’s also called a stomachache.   Causes: Bloody stools Black tarry stools Dehydration Painful urination Lack of urination Abrupt cessation of bowel movements Dehydration   Symptoms:  Fever, Inability to keep food down for more than 2 days, dehydration, Inability to pass stool, vomiting, Painful or unusually frequent urination,...
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14 Feb

Heart Attack

A heart attack is the death of a segment of heart muscle caused by a loss of blood supply. The blood is usually cut off when an artery supplying the heart muscle is blocked by a blood clot. What are the causes of a heart attack? While previously only smoking and cholesterol were considered as causes for heart attacks, today, the various causes also include: Smoking Abnormal cholesterol ...
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14 Feb

Fever

Fever is when a human's body temperature goes above the normal range of 36–37° Centigrade (98–100° Fahrenheit). It is a common medical sign. Other terms for fever include pyrexia and controlled hyperthermia. What are the causes of a fever? Weather changes Rheumatoid arthritis Some medications Overexposure of skin to sunlight, or sunburn Heatstroke, caused by exposure to high temperatures or prolonged strenuous exercise Dehydration Silicosis, a type...
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6 Jul

What’s Trending This Season? Food Poisoning. Tips to AVOID the common Monsoon ailment

  Food poisoning is a foodborne illness that arises from the bacteria that has multiplied in the food. Viruses, toxins, parasites, and some chemicals can contaminate food and cause a foodborne illness but bacteria-caused illnesses are more common. Terms such as food contamination are just synonyms for food poisoning. No one can predict when they will be affected by food poisoning, but they can only take...
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