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In this article we discuss what a seizure is, causes of seizures, tests for epilepsy, we also discuss the current treatments available and a selection of management strategies.
In this article I discuss what Achilles Tendonitis is, what causes Achilles Tendonitis, what are the risk factors associated with getting Achilles Tendonitis and what treatments are available for Achilles Tendonitis.
In this article I will outline what Acid Reflux is, what causes Acid Reflux, the risk factors associated with getting Acid Reflux, the various treatments available and possible management strategies for living with Acid Reflux.
In this article I will outline the causes of acid reflux in infants. I will also look at how it is diagnosed and go through the various treatments options available, both drug treatments and lifestyle remedies.
Acne. Zits. Pimples. Blemishes. No matter what you call them, acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Acne lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up.
In this article, I will give an overview of what Acute Coronary Syndrome is, what causes it, and current treatments and lifestyle changes which are currently being used to successfully manage Acute Coronary Syndrome.
In this article, I will explore what exactly a diagnosis of Acute Lymphatic Leukemia means, the symptoms and causes of Acute Lymphatic Leukemia, and finally we look at the various treatment options available for Acute Lymphatic Leukemia.
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made.
In this article I will look at Addison's disease. What Addison's disease is, the causes, symptoms, risk factors and various treatment options available.
In this article I will look at some aspects of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the problems associated with ADHD which include inattention and hyperactive, impulsive behavior.
Work problems, getting married, going away to school, an illness — any number of life changes can cause stress. Most of the time, people adjust to such changes within a few months. But if you continue to feel down or self-destructive, you may have an adjustment disorder.
Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adult ADHD) is a mental health condition that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder related to fear. With agoraphobia, you fear being in places where it may be difficult or embarrassing to get out quickly or where you may have a panic attack and can't get help.
Alcohol poisoning is a serious — and sometimes deadly — consequence of consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Drinking too much too quickly can affect your breathing, heart rate and gag reflex and potentially lead to coma and death.
Alcoholism is a chronic disease in which your body becomes dependent on alcohol. When you have alcoholism, you lose control over your drinking. You may not be able to control when you drink, how much you drink, or how long you drink on each occasion.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander. The immune system produces proteins known as IgE antibodies.
Alzheimer's Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Test to identify early onset Applying a simple word test may help in the diagnosis of people showing early signs of Alzheimer's. One direct implication is that drug treatments, most effective in the early stages of the disease, could be prescribed earlier and to greater effect.
With a dedicated Alzheimer’s section on our website, you can start managing Alzheimer’s Disease regardless of the stage you are in. In the early stages the Mediterranean diet, resistance exercises and brain training have all been proven to be effective. In the later stages of Alzheimer’s Disease sensory therapies (art, music, touch), reminiscence therapy, jigsaws and card games all have scienti c evidence recommending their use. We provide a quick start guide to get you up and running for each therapy.
I this article I discuss what Amenorrhoea is, the causes and symptoms of Amenorrhoea. I also discuss treatment options, both drugs and lifestyle choices.
Amnesia refers to the loss of memories, such as facts, information and experiences.
Anaemia is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues. If you have anemia, you probably feel tired a lot.
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you're allergic to, such as the venom from a bee sting or a peanut.
Angina is a common symptom of something called coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease means your heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen-rich blood. Angina presents as chest pain or discomfort caused by reduced blood flow to the heart muscle.
A coronary angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see the inside of your heart's blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as cardiac catheterization.
Carotid angioplasty is a procedure that opens clogged arteries to prevent or treat stroke. The carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and are the main arteries supplying blood to your brain.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily causes pain and inflammation of the joints between the vertebrae of your spine and the joints between your spine and pelvis (sacroiliac joints).
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat. People with anorexia nervosa attempt to maintain a weight that's far below normal for their age and height.
Anorgasmia is the medical term for regular difficulty reaching orgasm after ample sexual stimulation, causing you personal distress. Anorgasmia is actually a very common occurrence, affecting at least 1 in 5 women worldwide.
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea describes frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea) that occur in response to medications used to treat bacterial infections (antibiotics).
Antisocial personality disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which your ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional.
Everyone feels stressed now and again. But if it comes to the point where it is affecting your quality of life and relationships, you may have generalised anxiety disorder.
An aortic aneurysm is a weakened and bulging area in the aorta, the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen.
Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. Your appendix is a finger-shaped pouch that projects out from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen.
Although there are over 100 different types, the core complaint is the same in all arthritis patients...joint pain.
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a child's ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics.
Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath are the everyday troubles of the common asthma patient.
Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. Healthy arteries are flexible, strong and elastic. Over time, however, too much pressure in your arteries can make the walls thick and stiff — sometimes restricting blood flow to your organs and tiss
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that develops in the moist areas between your toes and sometimes on other parts of your foot. Athlete's foot usually causes itching, stinging and burning.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is an itchy inflammation of your skin. It's a long-lasting (chronic) condition that may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.
The healthy heart beats in a rhythmical fashion, when you have A-Fib, it loses it's rhythm at times and is a bit chaotic.
There are many developmental problems that can affect children growing up, one of the most serious is Autism.