By: Jane Grimshaw
Meniere’s disease is a debilitating condition of the inner ear that can cause tinnitus, severe imbalance, vertigo, pressure inside the ear and hearing loss. Hearing loss can fluctuate and tends to affect the sufferer more on some days than others. Hearing loss associated with...
The treatment and prognosis of encephalitis
By: Blaise Pascal
Encephalitis is an inflammatory disease that specifically affects membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The disorder is usually the result of a viral or bacteriological infection in the body but can also be the result an allergic reaction or certain cancers. Some common forms...
The lessons learned about resistant bacteria since penicillin was discovered
By: Gioia Degenaars
In 1928, Alexander Fleming accidentally stumbled upon a mold growing in a petri dish. He noticed that no bacteria grew on the petri dish where the mold was present. Fleming had discovered the first antibiotic in penicillin. Since then there have been many types of...
The treatment and prognosis of encephalitis
By: Gioia Degenaars
Encephalitis occurs when there is irritation or swelling of the brain. It can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. This condition is more common in very young children and the elderly. The severity of the disease is determined by the symptoms that are...
An overview of obstructive pancreatitis
By: Evelyn Berger
Obstructive pancreatitis is a type of pancreatitis caused by a blockage of the major pancreal ducts, usually caused by scarring or a tumor, though there has been at least one case of the duct becoming blocked by an object- namely a migrated balloon gastronomy tube...
Obese children have a greater risk of high blood pressure
By: Dolores Moore
Although no specific causes of high blood pressure have been identified, the medical profession as a whole considers that excess weight, smoking, alcohol consumption, life-style and poor eating habits are all contributory factors. Smoking and alcohol can be ruled out as causes in children, in...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Effie Moore Salem
High uric acid, is a by-product of food metabolism, especially meat. Uric acid in the blood—hyperuricemia—may not exactly cause high blood pressure, according to the Mayo Clinic, but it may be a predictor of it. In other words elevated amounts have been found...
Effect of serum uric acid levels on blood pressure
By: Shaikh Mohammed Aslam Sharfuddin
The blood pressure of any individual is affected by a number of factors. Some factors like healthy diet and exercise have positive effects on blood pressure while other factors have negative effects. Serum uric acid levels are one of the contributing factors that affect the...
An overview of autoimmune pancreatitis
By: Rina Rose
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that aids in digestion. The pancreas is located near the stomach and small intestines and contains the Islets of Langerhans and Achinar cells. These two cells within the pancreas secrete hormones necessary for digestion. The...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Autoimmune pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas which takes place as a result of the body’s own immune mechanisms acting on its own tissues. It is a difficult disease to diagnose as it can closely resemble a pancreatic cancer both with its...

 

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