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By on July 1st, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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Definition of Paresthesia Paresthesia comes from the Greek words, para (meaning abnormal) and aesthesia (meaning sensation). This is the medical term used for the skin sensation that is described as tingling, tickling, pricking, burning, or numbing. It is also known as having the feeling of limb “falling asleep” or “pins and needles” [1]. This occurs without warning and is […]

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Precordial Catch Syndrome

By on June 29th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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It is not uncommon to see a kid complaining of chest pain in one of the days. Usually it is misread by the parents or the caretakers as the child faking it to avoid school or as an acid reflux. Some parents get scared thinking that something is seriously wrong with the child’s heart. In […]

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Temporal Arteritis

By on June 28th, 2014 in Diseases and Conditions

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What is Temporal Arteritis? Temporal arteritis refers to the condition in which there is an inflammation or damage of the temporal arteries in the brain which are responsible for the blood supply of the head and brain [1]. This disorder particularly affects the large and medium arteries which are branching from the neck area [2]. […]

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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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