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By on June 20th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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Erythema Marginatum

By on June 16th, 2014 in Skin

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

We hear a lot of types of erythema – erythema marginatum, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum, erythema this, erythema that. One of these is actually associated with rheumatic fever. How do we know which of these might be a symptom of an illness that leads to a rheumatic heart disease? In this article, you will be […]

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By on June 15th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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Bohr Effect and Haldane Effect

By on April 1st, 2013 in Medical Physiology

April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Definition of Bohr Effect A physiological phenomenon in which changes in carbon dioxide and hydrogen ion concentration are brought about due to shift in the Oxygen-Hemoglobin dissociation curve is called Bohr Effect. Functions of Hemoglobin Hemoglobin, a conjugated protein consisting of heme and globin which is found in red blood cells (erythrocytes) is responsible for giving […]

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By on March 29th, 2013 in Skin

March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dermatofibroma Definition Dermatofibroma is a small mass like benign skin growth. It is a common overgrowth of the fibrous tissues located in the deeper layer of the skin. The condition of dermatofibroma is non-cancerous (non – malignant), and it can occur anywhere on the body but mainly found on upper arms, back and lower legs. […]

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HIV Rash

By on March 22nd, 2013 in Skin

March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus that is responsible to cause AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), a life threatening condition that targets and destroys vital cells in the body. The patients diagnosed with HIV infection have multiple symptoms. Nevertheless, HIV rashes on the skin are one of the common symptoms found in the victims. How does […]

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Melasma (Chloasma)

By on March 19th, 2013 in Skin

March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is Melasma? Melasma, also called as Chloasma faciei or the mask of pregnancy, is a tan or discoloration of the skin. In other words, melasma can be defined as patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration. The patches can occur on sun exposed body parts but mainly seen on the face. In the condition […]

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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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