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Cough

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The cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. The cough reflex consists of three phases: • An inhalation • A forced exhalation against a closed glottis • A violent release of air from the lungs following the opening of the glottis, usually accompanied by a distinctive sound. Cough can be either voluntary or invol. Read more...

Chikungunya Fever

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Chikungunya fever is a viral disease that is spread by the infected Aedes mosquito. It is a species of mosquito that breeds in household container and bites during the day. It is caused by a virus of genus alphavirus in the family of togaviridae. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Chikungunya fever is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g. joint swelling), laboratory testing and the possibility of exposu. Read more...

Chickenpox

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Chickenpox is a viral infection and is highly contagious. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Chickenpox is generally seen in babies but can affect the adults as well as people with weakened immune systems. It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness and fever. Chickenpox spreads in the air through coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters. T. Read more...

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes pain, numbness and a tingling sensation in the hand and fingers. The sensations develop gradually and then worsens during the night. They tend to affect the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. It is generally caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.. Read more...

Cholera

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Cholera is an intestinal infection which is caused when a person consumes contaminated food or water. It is generally caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period, from one day to five days. After contamination, bacteria produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. Vomiting also occurs in most patients. Read more...

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

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Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the thinning or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called “hardening” or “clogging” of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the inner walls of the arteries. These deposits can restrict blood flow to the heart muscle by clogging the artery. This result in reduced supply of blood to the heart, thus hear. Read more...