flu vaccine

Vaccination is perhaps the best way to protect yourself against many diseases including flu, but flu vaccine is no silver bullet. The vaccine’s effectiveness varies from year to year, depending on the closeness among that season’s viruses and the vaccine, which is usually reformulated each year. This winter in the United States, the vaccine’s performance…

Reye's syndrome

Screening for Reye’s syndrome begins with blood and urine tests, as well as testing for fatty acid oxidation disorders, and other metabolic disorders. Sometimes more invasive diagnostic tests are needed to evaluate other possible causes or liver problems and investigate any neurological abnormalities. Reye’s syndrome is usually treated in hospital. Severe cases may be treated…

Reye’s syndrome

Reye’s syndrome occurs mainly in children who had a recent viral infection, such the flu. Taking aspirin for such infections may increase the risk of developing the syndrome. Aspirin should be off-limits! The exact cause of Reye’s syndrome is unknown, but some studies have found that almost all patients in the U. S. had aspirin…

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the muscles and joints mainly. It is a collection of signs and symptoms and this diagnosis is made after ruling out all the possible causes for the presentation. Fibromyalgia syndrome is not a welcoming diagnosis. Even though it can be effectively managed, there is no cure for this condition….

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the muscles and joints mainly. It is a collection of signs and symptoms and this diagnosis is made after ruling out all the possible causes for the presentation. How is fibromyalgia diagnosed? Earlier, fibromyalgia was diagnosed using 18 different areas of the patient’s body which would cause pain when…

It all begins when all the MRI scans, CT scans, blood and urine tests turn out normal. Patients begin to worry that the pain they feel is only an illusion. The exact cause of fibromyalgia syndrome is not still known but research has found that the abnormality is in the way that our nervous system…

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that result from compression of the median nerve. The median nerve originates from the brachial plexus and runs down the arm, forearm and enters the hand through the carpal tunnel. The median nerve provides sensation to your thumb, index finger, middle finger and part of…

What is it? This is a common condition of the skin. It is mainly seen in women especially those above 30 years. In the United States, nearly 16 million people are affected by this condition and nearly 45 million are affected worldwide. The most commonly affected age group is between 30 to 50 years. This…

What is methotrexate? Methotrexate is a drug that is only issued with a prescription. It is known to be cytotoxic. This means that it kills all cells that are undergoing cell division. Methotrexate is available in four forms: Injectable IV solution, Self-injectable solution, oral tablet and oral solution. Uses of methotrexate This drug is used…

Rheumatoid arthritis is defined as a chronic, inflammatory multisystemic disease with the main aim being the synovium. There is severe inflammation of the joints associated with rheumatoid arthritis and thus have the potential to destroy cartilage and result in bony erosions. This eventually would deform the joint. The joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis is usually…

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