Disease and Treatment

Worms - Causes, Diagnostic and Treatment

Parasitic roundworms and tapeworms that infest humans come from unsanitary living conditions and poor food preparation. They range in size from half-inch pinworms to tape-worms more than 30 feet long. Of the round-worms, pinworms and ascarids (the worms that cause ascariasis) are the most common parasites affecting children in the United States. Trichinosis is a disease caused by a microscopic...

Urine Therapy

Urinetherapy is a technique which consists in the ingestion of Urine or its application on the skin through compresses, rubbing or immersion baths. Even though a large number of westerners, who are used to modern medicine might resist this thesis, it is important to note that it is a very ancient practice with proven efficiency as documented in many civilizations through time. It was used in...

Osteomalacia and Rickets

Essentials of Diagnosis Muscular weakness, listlessness. Aching and "bowing" of bones. Serum calcium low to normal; serum phos-phate low; alkaline phosphatase elevated. "Pseudofractures" and "washed out" bone on x-ray. General Considerations Osteomalacia is the adult form of rickets. It is a condition resulting from a calcium and phosphorus deficiency in the bone. It may be caused by...

General information on malaria

Malaria is a preventable infection that has the capability of affecting anybody at any age. The infected female anopheles mosquito transmits malaria, when it settles on a person to take a blood meal. Malaria can be contracted when visiting a malaria-risk area or through "airport malaria" - which is not very common. Airport malaria is contracted through the coincidental introduction of the...

Concomitant Disease management of Asthma

Allergic Rhinitis: Definition: Rhinitis is characterized by inflammation of the lining of the nose. Clinical diagnosis is made on the basis of recognizing a symptom complex of two or more of the following: - Nasal blockage - Nasal discharge - Sneezing - Nasal itching Classification: 1) Intermittent Rhinitis : Acute form of rhinitis persists from few hours to maximum 14 days. a) Viral (Common...

Frequently Asked Questions about Arterial Venous Fistula’s (AVF)

Photo of Arterial Venous Fistula’s (AVF) 1. Why should I get an Arterial Venous Fistula (AVF)? It is widely accepted among the majority of nephrologists and other dialysis professionals that an AVF is the preferable access type by which to receive your dialysis. AVF’s, with proper care tend to be the longest lasting type of dialysis accesses and require fewer interventions, such as de-clotting, which can be very painful. With an AVF,...

Urine Provides Information About Urologic and General Health

Urine Provides Information About Urologic and General Health Amber colored urine carries the body's waste products and water through the urinary system to outside the body. As blood passes through the kidneys, water, urea, salts and minerals are removed and become urine. The urinary system consists of two kidneys, two ureters, one bladder and one urethra. More urine is excreted when liquids and foods that contain more water such as meats and fruits are...

Deep Vein Thrombosis

The leg contains superficial veins, located in the fatty layers under the skin, and deep veins, located in the muscles. Short veins, called connecting veins link the superficial and deep veins. The deep veins play a major role in propelling blood upwards. The one-way valves in deep veins prevent blood from flowing back-ward, and the muscles surrounding the deep vein compress them helping force...

Cestode Infections: Essentials of Diagnosis

Finding of segments in clothing or bedding. Most infections asymptomatic; occasionally diarrhea or vague abdominal pains. Characteristic eggs or segments in the stool. Rarely (in cysticercosis), seizures, mental deterioration, signs and symptoms of internal hydrocephalus. General Considerations A number of species of adult tapeworms have been recorded as human parasites, but only 6 infect man...

Too Many Americans Die Alone, in Pain, Attached to Machines

Too Many Americans Die Alone, in Pain, Attached to Machines Efforts to prolong people's lives too often merely prolong dying, say researchers, citing findings from the largest clinical study ever conducted in the United States with patients near death. The eight-year study, involving nearly 10,000 seriously ill patients in five leading medical institutions, was reported in the November 22/29, 1995 issue of JAMA (The Journal of The American Medical...

Colorado State & National Mental Health Information Resources

COLORADO RESOURCES: Mental Health Association of Colorado 6795 E. Tennessee Avenue, Suite 425 Denver, CO 80224 Phone: (303) 377-3040 FAX: (303) 377-4920 The Colorado Psychological Association 1660 S. Albion Street, Suite 712 Denver, CO 80222 (303) 692-9303, administrative offices (303) 759-6124, referral line Colorado Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) 6000 E. Evans...

Hydronephrosis

Hydronephrosis is dilation or stretching of the area of kidneys where urine collects that can occur when there is an obstruction of urine flow somewhere along the urinary tract, most often in the upper section. Normally, urine flows from the kidneys down through the ureters and into the bladder. But, if there is some kind of a blockage that prevents urine from draining properly into the bladder...

Conceiving in NATURE'S WAY

Conceiving in NATURE'S WAY Human conception is an elegantly simple and marvelously complex series of events. Before we can begin to discuss the reasons certain couples have difficulty conceiving, it is important to have a full understanding of the way things are supposed to work. A good working knowledge of normal events will make the steps that can be taken to evaluate a couple's fertility make more sense. Understanding "...

Stomatitis

Stomatitis Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mouth, often a symptom of systemic disease. Fetid breath odour and blood tinged saliva may accompany any ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa. Etiology! Stomatitis may be caused by infection, trauma, dryness, irritants and toxic agents, bypersensitivity, or autoimmune conditions. Infectious agents include streptococci, gonococci, fusospirochets, Candida...

Diseases of The Anus Haemorrhoids

Essentials of Diagnosis Rectal bleeding, protrusion, and vague discomfort. Mucoid discharge from rectum. Characteristic findings on external anal inspection or anoscopic examination. General Considerations Internal haemorrhoids are varices of that portion of the venous hemorrhoidal plexus which lies submucosally just proximal to the dentate margin. External hemorrhoids arise from the same plexus...

Salivary Gland Infections

Definition : This is a disorder caused by viral or bacterial infection of the salivary glands. Alternative Names : Parotitis; Saladenitis Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors: The salivary glands are around the mouth. They produce saliva, which moistens food to aid in chewing and swallowing. Saliva contains enzymes that begin the digestion process. Saliva also aids in mechanical cleansing of the...

Symptoms of Urethral Discharge

a puslike urethral discharge that may he yellowish, cloudy, green, white, or bloodstained. frequent need to urinate. burning sensation while urinating. severe pelvic and lower abdominal pain. constant urge to move bowels (anal gonorrhea): nausea; vomiting, fever, chills. pain during intercourse. reddened, irritated tip of penis. severe sore throat; pain on swallowing (pharyngeal gonorrhea)....

What Causes Dementia?

What Causes Dementia? Basic Introduction to Causes Changes that Occur During Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Issues Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Basic Introduction to Causes The exact cause of Alzheimer's Disease, a form of dementia, is still unknown. However, scientists have been able to indentify several contributing factors. Alzheimer's Disease is known to have a genetic componant as well as an environmental...

Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is a difficult-to-treat infection of bone and bone marrow. It is progressive and results in inflammatory destruction of the bone, bone necrosis, and new bone formation. Bacterial osteomyelitis causes substantial morbidity worldwide, despite continued progress toward understanding its pathophysiology and optimal management. The approach to osteomyelitis depends upon the route by...

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - A Mysterious Pain Explained

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - A Mysterious Pain Explained An otherwise healthy patient presents to the emergency department of her local hospital after falling onto her out-stretched arms. She has an obvious deformity of her wrist. The ER physician consults an Orthopedic surgeon who successfully reduces her broken wrist and places a cast over her wrist and lower arm. The patient is discharged home in good condition. Several days later she returns to...