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Abdominal Pain

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Abdominal pain can be felt anywhere between chest and groin. Pain could be mild, moderate or severe. It may be dull or acute. Almost everyone has experienced pain at one time or another. Most of the time pain in stomach is not a serious cause of concern but severe abdominal pain is a cause of concern. If pain starts suddenly and un expectedly, it should be regarded as an emergency.. Read more...

Anemia

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The condition of having a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or quantity of hemoglobin. Normal results vary, but in general are: • Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dL • Female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dL • (Note: gm/dL = grams per deciliter) Anemia has three main causes: blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, and high rates of red blood cell destruction. Conditions that may lead to anemia include • Heavy periods • Pregnancy • U. Read more...

Anxiety

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Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state of uneasiness and distress. It is generally characterized by apprehension and worry. An anxiety disorder can have a devastating effect on the person. Most of the people go through this disease and end up in a depression. Some of the warning signals are: 1. Intense fear or apprehension 2. Restlessness 3. Easily tired 4. Disturbance sleep 5. Weight and appetite disturbances. Read more...

Arthritis

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Arthritis is disease of joints (inflammation of joints). There are many types of arthritis. Types of arthritis are: • Osteoarthritis: It is often related to aging or to an injury. • Rheumatoid arthritis: It is the most common form of arthritis. • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: It is a form of the disease that occurs in children. • Infectious arthritis: It is an infection that has spread from another part of the body to the joint. . Read more...

Asthma

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Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swells, causing the airways to narrow and thus reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs. The causes of asthma are not completely understood. However, risk factors for developing asthma include inhaling asthma “triggers”, such as allergens, tobacco smoke and chemical irritants. Asth. Read more...

Alcoholism

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Alcoholism is a condition when a person have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink , despite problems with physical and psychological health. Alcohol abuse is when person's drinking habits leads to problems, but not physical addiction. These problems can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects, such as alcohol poisoning, cirrhosis of the liver, inability to work and socialize and destructive behav. Read more...

Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia (is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal ageing). It is most common in older individuals. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Although scientists are learning mor. Read more...

Autism

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped pattern of behavior. It is a brain disorder that typically affects a person's ability to communicate with others. ASD form of disease generally begins in childhood and last through adulthood. Types of ASDs are: • Autistic Disorder (also called "classic" au. Read more...