anemia

If the hemoglobin or red blood cell count of a person is lower than the normal range, the patient may have the condition called anemia. The patient is referred to as anemic. It can be due to decrease RBC production loss of blood due to excessive bleeding. There are patients who do not experience any…

lactose-intolerance

When we watched TV, we can often hear about lactose intolerance especially if the ad is a milk brand. Not everyone knows what it is or if they already have it. This condition is when the body is not able to quickly digest lactose. Lactose is often found in dairy products particularly milk. It is…

gallstones

The pear shape organ called gallbladder may have digestive fluid deposits called gallstones. Such stones can be as little like the grain of sand or as huge like a golf ball. There are cases when a person only has a single stone while others may have several at once. If this occurs, the usual treatment…

cholecystitis

The inflammation of the gallbladder is medically termed as Cholecystitis. This organ is located at the right part of the abdomen just beneath the liver. It is shaped like a pear. It holds the bile which is a digestive fluid which is released in the small intestine. Often times, there are stones that accumulate in…

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The condition mainly relates to diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. All these symptoms can be felt by the person with acute gastro enteritis. Most adults and children who have diarrhea can blame it to viral gastroenteritis. The most common virus that causes the disease is called rotavirus. Hence, there is already a vaccine that can…

eclampsia

During pregnancy, there are diseases that an expectant mother may have. One of such is eclampsia. This is a rare yet a truly serious disease. The woman may have a seizure due to hypertension while pregnant. The reality is, the condition affects an estimate of 1 out of 200 women with preeclampsia. It may happen…

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Sun bathing can be a very enjoyable activity during the summer. Everyone just loves the idea of summer when most outdoor activities can be enjoyed under the sun. Knowing that it is beautiful to tan the skin every once in a while, it is also important to ensure that the skin is protected. The sun…

asthma

There are many diseases that involve the respiratory system. One of such affects the lungs called asthma. This condition can make the airways narrow and inflamed. Once inflicted, the patient may experience wheezing when they breathe, shortness of breath, tightness of chest area and sudden excessive coughing. Coughing may be early in the morning or…

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LIFUKA, Tonga (July 15, 2009) Republic of Singapore Navy Maj. Boon Hor Ho examines a local man suffering from abdominal pain during a Pacific Partnership 2009 medical civic action project at NiuÕui Hospital. This year Pacific Partnership will travel to Oceania, including Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga. The Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) serves as the enabling platform for Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel/Released)

The disease called peptic ulcer could cause ulcers or painful source in the stomach’s lining or duodenum which is a small part of the intestine. It is not quite sure if there is one cause for ulcers but it is highly related to imbalances between the duodenum and digestive fluids. The majority happens due to…

diabetes prevention

Diabetes type 1 can’t be prevented. However, better lifestyle choices that help treat type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes can also help prevent them: • Eat healthier! Choose healthy foods low in fat and calories and high in fiber. Focus on lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure to add variety to…

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