Elephantiasis Disease

This disease is know by the large increase of some members of the body

Cat Allergies

All the symptoms and the treatments.

Spring Allergies Symptoms

Know all the Spring Allergies Symptoms

Depression Symptoms

Learn all the signs of Depression

To come


sábado, 21 de abril de 2012

Cerebral Palsy At Birth

Cerebral Palsy at birth It’s one of the biggest fears for parents. For those who don’t know, Cerebral Palsy is considered an abnormality of motor function and postural tone and the most common symptoms appears at the first year of life, when you’re just a little baby.
Cerebral Palsy is the result of brain lesions and it affects one oto three of all children born in the world, being much higher in premature babies.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms:
-          Abnormal Muscle Tone
-          Abnormal reflexes and motor development
-          Bones deformity
-          Involuntary movements such as spasticies and spasms
-          Problems with balance
-          Scissor walking
-          Speech and language disorders
-          Pain and sleep disorders

Cerebral Palsy Treatments:
Despiste the fact that most of causes of cerebral palsy don’t have a specific treatment there are some medical  problems that can be treated or prevented .
-          Phsiotherapy Programas
-          Occupational Therapy
-          Speech Therapy
-          Conductive Education
-          Biofeedback
-          Massage Therapy
-          Surgery
-          Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

quarta-feira, 4 de abril de 2012

Acne treatments

Acne is a common problem that affects most of adolescents.

Nowadays, you can prevent it or keep it under control with a several treatments.
You can use the common treatments such as creams and antibiotics or take one of the new acne treatments.

New Acne Treatments:
  •    Laser and Light Therapy – This treatment reach the deeper layers of skin without harming the skin’s surface.  In this treatment you choose between: Blue Light Therapy, Pulsed Light and Heat Energy Therapy, Diode Laser Therapy, Photodynamic Therapy and Photopneumatic Therapy.
  •    Steroid Injections – Once you take a steroid injection the acne lesion flattens and symptoms resolve within a few days;

segunda-feira, 26 de março de 2012

Strangest diseases: Werewolf Syndrome

This condition is known as Human Werewolf Syndrome or Hypertrichosis, the reason to this name is tht people really look like werewolves with hair covering their faces and boddies. 
It can be cause by genetic mutations (presents since birth) or acquired after birth 

Hypertrichosis causes (when acquired after birth):
- Side Effects of Drugs;
- Associations with Cancer;
- Eating Disorders;

- Excess Hair;

- There are no treatments, except trying to find the cause.

quinta-feira, 15 de março de 2012

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

High Cholesterol is one of the most common reasons for heart disease here's some things you must be aware to.
First of all you should know that when there's too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries, causing a process called atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease. The arteries become narrowed  and blood flow to the heart muscle is slowed down or blocked. The blood carries oxygen to the heart, and if enough blood and oxygen cannot reach your heart, you may suffer chest pain. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack.

High Cholesterol Symptoms:
- No symptoms, it's a silence disease that can kill you without you even know it.

segunda-feira, 5 de março de 2012

Free diabetes test

Nowadays you just have to do a free diabetes test to found out if you are a diabetic.
All you have to do is test you're blood sugar, it can be order by your medic or done in some home device. If you have diabetics antecedents in you're family you should do this right way!

Even if you don't have any backgrounds history in your family, this are some of signs you should be alert to:

  • Intense thirst;
  • Frequent urination and hunger;
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden Weight loss;
  • Dry skin; 
  • Too much time needed to heal wound;
  • Blurred vision; 

For those who don't know, diabetes is characterized by high levels of blood sugar due to the inability of the body to produce insulin (the hormone responsible for sugar processing in the human body).

quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2012

Anorexia Treatment Centers

Today let's talk about Anorexia, it's symptoms and it's treatment centers. 

Anorexia it's one disease that affects a lot of young people. I bet all of you, in some part of our lifes, as wished they have some less pounds. 
So, anorexia are related to this since it's a eating disorder wich result from some important factors like: refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image.

There are also two types of anorexia: the restricting type of anorexia, where weight loss is achieved by restricting calories (following drastic diets, fasting, and exercising to excess) and the purging type of anorexia, weight loss is achieved by vomiting or using laxatives and diuretics.

Anorexia Symptoms:

  • Dieting despite being thin
  • Obsession with calories, fat grams, and nutrition
  • Pretending to eat or lying about eating 
  • Feeling fat, despite being underweight 
  • Denial that you’re too thin
  • Using diet pills, laxatives, or diuretics
  • Throwing up after eating
  • Compulsive exercising

Anorexia Treatment:
  • Medical Treatment
  • Nutritional Treatment
  • Counseling and Therapy Treatment
Besides this, if you have money, you can also try an one of the anorexia treatment centers. Just google it, there's a lot of anorexia treatment centers, you just have to find the one that suits you best!

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2012

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis it’s our subject today.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is known as a autoimmune disease that can cause chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the human body, it’s a disease that may affect people of all ages.

This is a chronic disease, characterized by periods of disease flares and remissions.

However rheumatoid arthritis is a common disease the reason that causes it is not known.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms:

The Symptoms of this disease may come and go, but when Rheumetoid Arthritis is active they may be:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Energy
  • Low-Grade fever
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Muscle and Joint Aches
  • Painful joints

quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012

Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis Treatment that's what we are going to talk today.

Osteoporosis it's one of the most common diseases in the world and it's characterized by a decrease in the density and strenght of the bone,resulting in fragile bones. 
This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. Osteopenia is a condition of bone that is slightly less dense than normal bone but not to the degree of bone in osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis Symptoms:
In the early stadges it almos shows no symptoms but in the advanced stadges some symptoms may be dull pain in the bones or muscles, particularly low back pain or neck pain

Osteoporosis Treatment:
Bisphosphonates (such as: Alendronate, Risedronate, Ibandronate and Zoledronic acid)
Hormone-related therapy
Calcitonin, salmon

sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2012

Most Common Depression Symptoms

Depression symptoms this is what we’re going to talk today.
You’ll be able to learn all the signs, know all the types of depression symptoms and how to act.

First of all it’s important to understand what is a depression after all, and why it happens. It may happen to anyone you know, even to yourself! Some people describe this type of mental illness as “living in a black hole” but some other people don't feel sad at all, they may feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic, or men in particular may even feel angry and aggressive.
Truth is everyone has ups and downs in their moods and sadness is kind of a normal reaction to life. But there’s a slight line between sadness and depression. Let’s see how you can distinguish them.

Depression Symptoms:
  • Depressed Mood A person may feel "unhappy" or "hollow", and may cry often. Children and adolescents may even exhibit irritability.)
  • Decreased Interesest or Pleasure :  A person may show evidently reduced interest or pleasure in all daily activities.
  • Weight Changes : Substantial variations in weight when not attempting to gain or lose
  •  Sleep Disturbances : Such as insomnia or sleeping to much
  • Psychomotor Agitation or Retardation : The person may be observed to be either agitated and restless or physically slowed down in their movements
  •  Fatigue
  • Feelings of Whortlessness or Guilt : People may feel that they have no value or they may feel inappropriately guilty about things they have no control over.
  •  Thoughts of Death

So, learn to be aware to all this depression symptoms and you may save a life.

quinta-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2012

Spring Allergies Symptoms

Spring Allergies and it's Symptoms that's what we are going to talk today. 

First of all let's define what are Spring Allergies after all. So, this seasonal allergy is an allergic reactic typical of some parts of the year, such as fall, or in this case, spring. 
This type of allergy is a kind of pollen allergy, like trees, weeds and grasses. 

Spring Allergies Symptoms:
- Runny Nose;
- Water Eyes;
- Sneezing;
- Coughing;
- Itchy Eyes and Nose;
- Dark Cicles Under the Eyes;

It's hard to tell if you're having a spring allergie or a common cold, so, in case of doubt consult an allergist. 

quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2012

Cats Allergies

Today let's about one of the several types of human alergies: Cats allergies.

Everyone loves cats, they are a sweet animal. So, what can cause an allergie?

Well, it can be a cat allergie or to other pet, since about 10% of the population has pet allergies.
People with cat allergies are allergic to proteins in the cat's saliva, urine, and dander (dried flakes of skin).
Anyone who suffer from this allergies have oversensitive immune systems, their bodies mistake harmless things -- like cat dander -- for dangerous invaders, and attack them as they would bacteria or viruses. The symptoms of the allergy are the side effects of your body's assault on the allergen, or trigger.
So if you know that you or another family member is allergic to cats and if you're thinking on getting one,perhaps is not a good idea. (But, in case you do, here's what you need to know)

- Coughing and wheezing
- Hives or a rash on the chest and face
- Red, itchy eyes,
- Redness of the skin where a cat has scratched, bitten or licked you
- Sneezing

- Allergy Medications
- Allergy Shots

Affected Areas:

terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

New generic drugs in 2012!

Wanna save some money? Why not buy generic medication instead of the old fashion expensive ones? Generic Drugs can save you a lot of money.
Wanna know more about this subject? In this year the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved a lot of generic drugs!
For more information acess here.

Elephantiasis Disease

Today let's talk about one of the most strange diseases: Elephantiasis

This disease is also known as "Lymphatic filariasis".
People who suffer from this disease generally seen grossly enlarged or swollen their arms and legs. The disease is caused by parasitic worms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes. 
Elephantiasis currently affects more then 120 million people all over the world.
The process happens like this: an infected female mosquito bites a person and she may inject the worm larvae (called microfilariae) into the blood. Then, the microfilariae reproduce and spread throughout the bloodstream, where they can live for many years. 
The symptoms from this disease do not appear until years after infection but when it finnaly does, the parasites accumulate in the blood vessels, cause restrict circulation and  fluid to build up in surrounding tissues. 

 Excessively enlarged of: Arms, Legs, Genitalia, and Breasts.

- Chemotherapy (to attack the adult worms as well as symptomatic treatment to repair damage caused by the body's reaction to the presence of dead worms);
- Drugs as Suramin (Antrypol ), Diethylcarbamazine (DEC, Heterazan, Banocide, and Notezine ), Ivermectin (Mectizan), Metrifonate (Trichlorphon), Mebendazole and Levamisole;
- Sugery; 

Affected Areas:
- Africa


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