Health A-Z

  • March 27, 2014 2:14 AM

    Fifth disease: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Fifth disease is a mild illness also known as erythema infectiosum. This disease is of viral origin and is more common in children than in adults. This disease is also known by several conventional names like slap cheek, slap face, slapped face or slapped cheek syndrome. In Hungary this illness is called butterfly pox. In Japan this disease is known as apple sickness.

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  • March 24, 2014 10:48 AM

    All you need to know about facial nerve palsy

    Facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve. Its motor fibers originate in the brainstem between the medulla and pons and enter a bony canal in the skull known as internal auditory canal (IAC). It exits the skull in front of the ear to finally reach the facial muscles, where is splits into several branches.

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  • March 11, 2014 6:00 AM

    Hemorrhoids: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are the blood vessels located in the walls of anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy and they are located at the point where arteries merge with veins. One thing that should be noted here is that although hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy, but most of the people and care professionals refer to them as an abnormal finding. That’s because hemorrhoids remain undetected until they swell and cause pain.

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  • March 9, 2014 8:07 AM

    How doctors diagnose hemorrhoids?

    Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen, painful and inflamed veins of lower rectum. It is a very common condition. Almost 50% adults of middle age suffer from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are not a life threatening condition because a number of effective treatment options are available for curing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids develop when the pressure on rectal veins increases. The rectal veins have the tendency to stretch when pressure is put on them but continuous pressure on rectal walls causes prolapsed, swollen and inflamed veins.

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  • March 5, 2014 11:48 AM

    Overview of risks and side effects of LASIK eye surgery

    A perfect and clear vision is a blessing of nature. Life without clear vision would be dull and colorless. The refractive errors of eye like myopia (near sightedness), hypermetropia (long sightedness) and astigmatism make it difficult for one to enjoy clean and colorful vision. In such situations, one is compelled to wear glasses or contact lenses to improve vision. Glasses are not only considered a stigma for the beauty of face but they also limit one’s ability to participate in various activities of life like sports or activities that require sharp and accurate vision.

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  • February 28, 2014 11:38 PM

    Overview of natural treatment options for colic in babies

    Is your crying child giving you sleepless nights? Or are you worried that your child is suffering from a serious illness? But if your baby cries for no reason and he looks healthy otherwise, then there is nothing to worry about. Your baby may be showing the irritable and fussy mood due to colicky pain.

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  • February 28, 2014 7:07 PM

    How doctors diagnose a heart attack?

    Heart attack is the most prevalent of all disease. The morbidity and mortality rate due to heart attack is getting high day by day. Those ages have past now when heart attack was just the disease of old aged people. Now even the middle aged people are at a very high risk of heart diseases. Our lifestyle changes, lack of healthy physical activities and eating habits are the real culprits behind the high incidence of heart attack.

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  • February 26, 2014 9:05 AM

    10 natural pain killers

    Many pain killers are available in the market some of which are more effective as compared to the others. But after reading this article you would be saying “Who needs a pain killer, when you can make the pain go away naturally”. This article will inform you about natural pain killers for relieving pain.

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  • February 23, 2014 11:28 PM

    How doctors diagnose multiple sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease of brain characterized by the formation of multiple plaques or lesions. In this disease there is loss of the myelin sheath surrounding the neurons as the result of which the conduction between different parts of the brain gets impaired. If you experience any symptoms that match multiple sclerosis like muscle spasms, altered sensations, poor vision, decreased learning and concentration then you should consult your general practitioner (GP). Your GP is going to start with taking history and general physical examination afterwards. If he thinks that you’re signs and symptoms are positive for MS, he’ll refer you to a neurologist for further investigations.

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  • February 23, 2014 7:43 AM

    Multiple sclerosis: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is also known as encephalomyelitis or disseminated sclerosis. This disease affects 350, 000 people in the US and 2.5 million people worldwide. There is an insulating coat (myelin) meant to cover the nerve cells present in brain and spinal cord. It helps in the propagation of nerve impulses. Multiple sclerosis is actually an inflammatory disease in which myelin is damaged. Damage to myelin manifests itself in the form of variety of signs and symptoms that occur due to inability of parts of nervous system to communicate properly.

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  • February 13, 2014 11:05 PM

    Benefits and medical uses of borage oil

    Have you ever wished that with all these diseases and health problems there should have been a wonder drug. Well guess what, there is and its name is “Borage Oil”. This article will provide you brief information about what borage oil is and its health benefits and medical uses.

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  • February 12, 2014 5:52 AM

    10 warning signs of dehydration

    Everyone knows drinking up to 8 glasses of water each day is important. But what makes water so important? Water makes up at least 60% of the body weight.

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