Diseases and Conditions

Inflamed (Enlarged) Taste Buds

By on June 26th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Foods. They keep us alive. They make us happy. They satisfy the cravings of our taste buds. Have you ever wondered what happens if you cannot taste every food that you ingest? That would be undelightful and it will be such a waste because eating tasty foods is like heaven on earth. But what is […]

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Swollen Feet and Ankles

By on June 24th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Frequently asked Questions and Answers on Swollen Feet and Ankles Swollen Feet and Ankles in General What is swelling? Swelling refers to an abnormal increase in size of a body part. Is swelling the same as edema? Medically speaking, they are the same because edema is the medical jargon for swelling [1]. Why are the […]

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Appendix Pain

By on June 22nd, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Appendix and Appendicitis? Appendicitis is an emergency condition which is characterized by the inflammation of the appendix. Appendix is a finger-like pouch that is connected to the large intestine. It is located at the lower right abdominal quadrant [1]. Usually, it is 4 inches (10 cm) in length and pencil-thin [2]. This part […]

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By on June 20th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Elephantiasis (Facts and History) Overview Elephantiasis is a common term for either Lymphatic filariasis or Podoconiosis. These are two different diseases but they both cause enlargement of lower extremities that would appear like an elephant’s limb and thus accountable for the term. Both diseases are included in the list of Neglected Tropical Diseases by the […]

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By on June 15th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Key Points on Normal Menstruation Menstruation is also commonly called menstrual period, menstrual bleeding, or monthly period. It is a normal monthly cycle that happens in females usually starting at ages 11-14. The first monthly period is called menarche. This is one of the signs of puberty. Menstruation is necessary to occur in a woman’s […]

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How to Decrease Belly Size

By on June 8th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Once considered to be a problem only in well-developed countries, obesity, at the moment, is attaining a dramatic increase even in developing and underdeveloped countries. Obesity is defined as having abnormal or excessive fat buildup, causing tremendous risk to one’s health. It is usually characterized as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than […]

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Fissured Tongue

By on April 30th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Fissured Tongue Fissured tongue can be defined as tongue with cracks and grooves. Medically, fissured tongue is described as multiple small furrows or grooves on the dorsal surface of the tongue. The grooves or fissures could be deep or shallow, one or more and may occur on any side of the tongue. Nevertheless, […]

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Swollen EyeLid

By on March 18th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Swollen eyelid is also known as puffy eye lid and is quite common condition that most of us come across sometimes in our lives. This symptom could be mild or severe and can happen for some days to even months. Most of the times, swollen eye lid appears all of sudden, but in other cases, […]

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Acute Fever

By on March 6th, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Acute Fever ? The simplest definition of acute fever is it a sudden onset of an illness that attests with fever.  It is a symptom and not disease. The body’s mechanism to respond to an infection causes fever. The infection could be viral or bacterial, and as a response, body increases the temperature […]

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Brown Recluse Spider Bite

By on March 3rd, 2013 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is a Brown Recluse Spider Bite The brown recluse spider is also known as violin spider or fiddle back spider. It habitats in the south central part of the US and prefer hot, abandoned and dry place such as rock pile or wood. While most of the spices of spiders are harmless to humans, the […]

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