Health A-Z

  • May 6, 2014 5:50 PM

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and is also known as irritable or spastic colon. It is a functional disorder affecting the functions of the gastrointestinal tract without any abnormality of the structure.

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  • May 5, 2014 4:40 AM

    Bipolar disorder: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    You might have heard about bipolar disorder. But what is bipolar disorder? How can you find out whether you have bipolar disorder or not? This article will help you in this matter; it will cover all the necessary details regarding bipolar disorder.

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  • April 27, 2014 7:36 AM

    20 Ways to Treat Sore Throat

    Sore throat is a so common condition that you might have experienced at least once in your life. This condition is so irritating that you can’t do even routine chores properly. But what is sore throat from the medical point of view? Sore throat is usually an irritation, pain or inflammation of the throat whose culprit can either be viral or bacterial infection.

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  • April 25, 2014 12:13 AM

    20 signs that you might be suffering from AIDS

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is responsible for causing Acquired immunity deficiency syndrome (AIDS) - the greater havoc ever known to human beings. According to recent surveys, almost 35.3 million people are globally living with this fatal condition. And since its discovery it caused 36 million deaths worldwide. One fact that makes AIDS a terrifying illness is that no effective cure has yet been discovered.

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  • April 2, 2014 12:35 AM

    Leishmaniasis: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the parasites inside human body. These parasites are Protozoans and belong to the genus Leishmania

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  • 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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