General Health articles

Persistent tiredness
11 Causes of Persistent Tiredness Tiredness is a symptom extremely common in medical practice, and is generally described by patients as a lack of strength or dismay to do tasks that require effort, whether physical or mental.
General Health   Article saved: 23 February 2018
Alcohol - Effects of Alcohol and Alcoholism Treatment Alcohol is the drug used in the whole world, between 60-70% of people consume alcoholic beverages to some degree. In the U.S. the costs of health care and loss of productivity due to alcohol-related diseases exceed $180 billion per year.
General Health   Article saved: 21 July 2013
Antibiotics and birth control pills
Antibiotics Cuts Effect of Birth Control? For a long time the antibiotics were considered the great villains of women taking the pill. The lack of scientific studies exclusively developed to research the interaction between antibiotics and the pill, combined with occasional reports of oral contraceptive failure after the use of certain antibiotics, have helped to create, even within the medical profession, the myth that not could mix antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives.
General Health   Article saved: 29 December 2015
Wasp bite swelling
Bee and Wasp Bite Being stung by a bee, wasp or hornet is a very painful and scary event, but in most cases does not cause more serious complications. A bee sting is uncomfortable and painful, but does not progress beyond that. The exception occurs in patients who are allergic to the venom from Hymenoptera, the order that includes the families of bees and wasps.
General Health   Article saved: 12 October 2016
Bleeding from Nose - Causes and Treatment The nosebleed, called in medical epistaxis, is a very common situation, which comes to affect more than 60% of the population at some point in life. Despite scare, the nose bleeds rarely cause any significant complication. In the vast majority of cases, the blood loss can be easily controlled at home without medical assistance.
General Health   Article saved: 11 March 2017
Botox injection
Botox - Cosmetic and Therapeutic Use The famous Botox is the trademark and pharmaceutical of botulinum toxin A, a toxic protein originally produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This toxin is a powerful poison, the same one that causes botulism, a serious food poisoning.
General Health   Article saved: 18 July 2018
Bromhidrosis - Bad Underarm Odor Bad body odor is called by doctors of bromhidrosis. Bromhidrosis is a relatively common phenomenon in men after puberty. Its origin is usually the underarm sweat and is related to a specific type of sweat gland (sweat-producing gland).
General Health   Article saved: 02 June 2017
Burns degree
Burns - Degrees and Complications When we talk about burns of the skin, soon we come to the head thermal burns, however, there are other types of burns, namely burns chemical, electric, radiation, cold and even friction.
General Health   Article saved: 22 July 2018
Cataract eye
Cataract - Symptoms and Treatment Cataract is a very common eye disease, especially in the elderly, which is caused by partial or complete opacification of the lens, the natural lens of our eyes.
General Health   Article saved: 15 February 2016
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment The chronic fatigue syndrome is a controversial and difficult to explain, and it is very frustrating to deal not only with patients but also with physicians, because its causes have not yet been definitively established, the diagnosis is difficult to make and the current treatment is not very effective.
General Health   Article saved: 14 July 2018
Cramps - Causes and Treatment Night cramps, leg cramps, frequent cramps, bananas for cramps... This paper will explain what cramp is, why it arises and how to prevent its occurrence.
General Health   Article saved: 11 April 2013
Deep vein thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Risk, Symptoms and Treatment Thrombosis is a medical term indicating the formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel, causing severe limitation or interruption of blood flow therein. Thrombosis may occur in arteries and is called arterial thrombosis, or in the veins, which is called venous thrombosis.
General Health   Article saved: 15 July 2016
Monsters in water
Diseases Transmitted by Water Most waterborne diseases are caused by microorganisms present in freshwater reservoirs, usually after contamination by human or animal feces. Transmission of the infectious agent through water may occur through contact with the skin during bathing, by ingestion or aspiration of germs present in the water.
General Health   Article saved: 09 July 2017
Dog Bite - Care and Treatment The dog may even be the man's best friend, but that does not stop millions of people are bitten by these animals every year. There are no reliable data in Brazil, but in the US it is estimated about 4.5 million people bitten by dogs, with varying degrees of severity, every year. Children, especially those between 5 and 9 years are the most affected. Of these 4.5 million bites, about 900,000 (20%) evolve with wound infection.
General Health   Article saved: 23 February 2016
Dysphagia - Difficulty Swallowing Dysphagia is the medical term used when patients report trouble swallowing. Dysphagia is not necessarily associated with pain to swallow, but rather to a subjective sense of difficulty in making food go down the path between the mouth and stomach. Pain swallowing sore throat is called and is usually related to frames of sore throat. Sore throat and dysphagia are different symptoms that may occur in different diseases, hence the importance of knowing how to distinguish them.
General Health   Article saved: 02 October 2015
Fatigue and Tiredness - Main Causes   (1 comments) Fatigue is a very common disorder in medical practice, usually described by patients as a power failure or discouragement to do tasks that require effort, either physical or mental.
General Health   Article saved: 22 April 2012
Hip anatomy
Femoral Neck Fracture - Fracture of Hip As life expectancy rises, the typical diseases of old age are becoming increasingly frequent. The fracture of the femoral neck (hip fracture) is one of many examples.
General Health   Article saved: 21 May 2016
Gallstones - Symptoms and Surgery The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped pouch located in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, just below the liver. Cholelithiasis is the name we give to the presence of stones in the gallbladder, a condition that may be asymptomatic in some cases, but can also cause abdominal pain if there is inflammation of the gallbladder.
General Health   Article saved: 15 April 2014
General anesthesia
General Anesthesia - How It Done, Risks and Benefits General anesthesia is an anesthetic technique that promotes the abolition of pain (hence the name anesthesia), muscular paralysis, abolition of reflexes, amnesia and, mainly, unconsciousness.
General Health   Article saved: 03 July 2018
Hemorrhoids - Types, Symptoms and Treatment Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and rectum, which can cause pain, itching and anal bleeding.
General Health   Article saved: 20 January 2013
Sleeping baby
How to Avoid Sudden Death of Babies The syndrome of sudden infant death (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants under 1 year of life. It is characterized by a sudden death frame, unexpectedly and without apparent cause, which occurs usually during nighttime sleep of an apparently healthy baby.
General Health   Article saved: 29 March 2016
Baby cramps
How to Relieve the Baby Cramps The occurrence of cramps in the first months of life is a very common condition, affecting about 1 in 2 babies under 4 months.
General Health   Article saved: 27 July 2016
Respiratory system
How to Stop Hiccup The hiccup is the result of a sudden and involuntary contraction of the diaphragm muscle, which is located between the thorax and the abdomen.
General Health   Article saved: 26 July 2017
Stuffy nose
How to Treat Stuffy Nose Nasal congestion, popularly called stuffy nose or a cold nose, is a very common symptom of various diseases of the upper respiratory system. The stuffy nose itself is not a disease but a clinical manifestation of a disease, usually rhinitis and / or sinusitis.
General Health   Article saved: 16 December 2016
Syringe with vaccine
How Vaccines Work The vaccines act by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies, which can fight infectious diseases, making the individual immune to them.
General Health   Article saved: 05 August 2017
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Hyperhidrosis is a state in which the body produces a volume of sweat disproportionate to the physiological needs for the regulation of body temperature, that is, the patient perspires excessively and without reason.
General Health   Article saved: 22 August 2018
Anatomy of the ear
Kinetosis - Motion Sickness Motion sickness is the picture of nausea, with or without vomiting, that occurs in some people when in motion, whether inside a car, plane, train or boat.
General Health   Article saved: 11 July 2018
White spots on nail
Leukonychia - White Spots on Nail White spots on nails, medically called leukonychia, is a common finding and that in most cases, not show any clinical relevance. In general, the spots on nails disappear spontaneously without any treatment.
General Health   Article saved: 30 November 2016
MRI machine
Magnetic Resonance - Risks, Contraindications and Advantages Examination of the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is a technique that involves using magnetic fields and radio waves to create computerized images of the human body with high definition. The great advantage of MRI in relations to other radiological imaging is its ability to generate sharp images without resorting to ionizing radiation (x-ray), as in the case of computed tomography, angiography and regular x-ray.
General Health   Article saved: 17 December 2015
Mastitis During Breastfeeding - Symptoms and Treatment Puerperal mastitis, also called lactational mastitis or breast-feeding mastitis, is an inflammation of the mammary glands, which occurs in breast-fed women and can cause breast redness, pain, and a high fever.
General Health   Article saved: 21 February 2018
Inner ear anatomy
Meniere's Disease - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Meniere's disease, also called endolymphatic hydrops is a disorder of the inner ear which causes episodes of vertigo, progressive hearing loss and ringing in the ears.
General Health   Article saved: 22 April 2016
First and second degree burns
Minor Burns - Treatment and Basic Care In this text we will address minor burns, those that do not require treatment at the hospital level. We will emphasize basic care and how to treat minor burns.
General Health   Article saved: 29 July 2018
Nail ingrown
Nail Ingrown and Inflamed The ingrown toenail, call onychocryptosis medicine is an inflammation caused by the growth of the nail toward the skin, causing damage to the same. The ingrown toenail usually arise in the first finger, known as the big toe.
General Health   Article saved: 13 December 2016
Nasal polyps
Nasal Polyps - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Nasal polyp is a small benign tumor that grows inside the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses, usually as a result of chronic inflammation of the airways.
General Health   Article saved: 12 November 2016
Ventricular fibrillation
Sudden Death Causes - Adults, Athletes and Babies We call sudden death any event that causes an individual to unexpectedly died and relatively quickly. Sudden death can occur at any age but it is most common in older people, already suffering from previous heart disease. But to young athletes or supposedly healthy babies can die suddenly.
General Health   Article saved: 14 April 2016
Swollen belly
Swollen Belly - Distended Abdomen The term swollen belly is often used by people to describe a feeling of increased abdominal volume associated with discomfort, usually by excess gas. Not being a medical term, the "bloated belly" has no clear definition, can mean completely different situations, from a simple and innocent gas buildup to the presence of an abdominal tumor, through pregnancy and belly fat accumulation.
General Health   Article saved: 27 January 2017
Local and general anesthesia
Types of Anesthesia - General, Local, Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia is a medical procedure that aims to temporarily block the brain's ability to recognize a painful stimulus. Thanks to anesthesia, doctors are able to perform surgeries and other invasive procedures without the patient feeling pain.
General Health   Article saved: 30 November 2017
Varicose  veins
Varicose Veins - Causes and Treatment Varicose veins are enlarged and tortuous veins that occur at such vessel disease, which can be seen through the skin.
General Health   Article saved: 25 September 2013
Washing Hands
Washing Hands Importance Hand washing is one of the most important measures to prevent the spread of disease. Proper hand hygiene can prevent you from getting sick and is also capable of interrupting the transmission of viral, bacterial and parasitic infections to others.
General Health   Article saved: 13 February 2015
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