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Serious mental illness

Serious mental illness

Mental illness is usually defined by how an individual feels, thinks, behaves or understands in and around their normal everyday life situations. Mental illness is a psychological pattern, often associated with distress or disability, which is not considered to be part of normal development. Mental illness maybe associated with particular brain regions or function or [...]

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Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis is quite a mouthful, so doctors usually just call it post- streptococcal GN, glomerulonephritis or PSGN. No matter what it’s called, it means big problems with the kidneys. If left untreated, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis can cause complete kidney failure in some people. In others, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis goes away by itself in two or three [...]

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High blood glucose

High blood glucose

Blood glucose is tested by doctors for many reasons as it can be an indicator of underlying health conditions. For most healthy people a normal fasting blood glucose level will be under 126 mg/dl. A blood glucose level of over 160 mg/dl is considered to be high; this is referred to as hyperglycemia. Symptoms Symptoms [...]

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What You Need to Know About Carcinoid Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Carcinoid Syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome is an umbrella term for numerous different disorders that all have one thing in common – the growth of carcinoid tumors. These rare, small, slow-growing cancer tumors leech hormone-lie chemicals into a blood vessel over the liver that causes carcinoid syndrome. By the time a patient experiences symptoms, the tumors are quite advanced. [...]

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What You Need to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

The medical community in general does not recognize any condition called leaky gut syndrome or increased intestinal permeability. However, there are some doctors, alternative health care workers and many patients who believe it exists. Leaky gut syndrome is supposedly a problem with the mucus lining of the intestine. This lining acts to filter out toxins [...]

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What You Need to Know About a Herniated Disc

What You Need to Know About a Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are also called slipped discs or ruptured discs. But no mater what it’s called, it’s painful. In a normal, healthy spine, cushion-like discs are found in between hard bones. The discs keep the hard bones from touching each other and work as effective shock absorbers. Discs contain a gel-like center called the nucleus. [...]

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Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A urinary tract infection or UTI refers to an infection in any part of the urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra. Doctors and urologists may further subdivide UTIs into upper and lower urinary tract infections. Upper infections are located in the kidneys while lower UTIs are located in the bladder and urethra. [...]

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Molloscum Contagiosum

Molloscum Contagiosum

Molloscum Contagiosum is a skin condition and as you may have guessed from the name it is contagious. Symptoms vary in severity but there are ways in which it can be treated. Overview The molloscum contagiosum virus or MVC causes raised papules or nodules on the skin and is most commonly seen in children, 15 [...]

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