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Kaposi’s disease: what is it?

Kaposi’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer caused by a virus, called HHV8, belonging to the herpes virus family. It can affect both the skin and internal organs. Approximately

Family life and obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a disease capable of disrupting those affected, completely changing their habits, activities and quality of life, but it extends its consequences to the patient's family causing a difficult and challenging living condition.

Psychosomatic itching

Itching can sometimes be psychosomatic in nature, caused by severe states of anxiety or stress. Psychosomatic itching is localized to a specific location on the body, not resulting from internal

Hip osteoarthritis: symptoms and treatment

To better explain what is meant by hip osteoarthritis, I will quickly review the different types of this condition: The idiopathic or primitive form typical of old age is the consequence

Hormonal disorders: hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition of thyroid hypoactivity that results in reduced production of thyroid hormones and a consequent slowdown in vital functions.   Facial expressions lose liveliness, voice is hoarse

Warts: what are they?

Warts are skin lesions that, depending on their location, can be distinguished into vulgar warts, when present on the body, and genital warts. In general, vulgar warts affect the face,

Why do I get cramps when I run?

A muscle cramp can come suddenly , such as during a run , and it does not announce itself with any kind of sign. At most you may realize it is coming very late , when already the muscle is contracting or overlapping.

The 5 things to know about mumps

Mumps is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by a virus belonging to the Paramyxovirus family, which localizes to the salivary glands and the first airways (pharynx, larynx, and trachea).

Nicotine: how to respond?

nausea

Much less nicotine is used in agriculture today than in the past, but it is still used in horticultural applications. An oral dose of no more than 40 mg of nicotine appears to be fatal to humans. Direct exposure to nicotine causes nausea, dizziness, vomiting, sweating, and tachycardia.

Diagnosis and treatment

The diagnosis is related to the medical history. Plasma levels can be determined in only a few laboratories. There are no specific antidotes, so besides fighting the seizures with diazepam in a vein, the only solution is supportive therapy.

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Rhinitis

Like all medical terms ending in “ite,” rhinitis refers to a situation of inflammation that specifically affects the mucous membranes of the nose (from the Latin, rhino) and can have

Influence

Seasonal influenza is an infectious disease of viral origin that is transmitted by the respiratory route through virus-laden vapor particles released into the air by infected individuals through breathing, coughing,

Coronavirus infection

Actually, Coronavirus belongs to a type of viruses that can cause various diseases from simple cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). In 2019,

Bronchial asthma

Bronchial asthma is a chronic respiratory disease brought about by persistent inflammation of the airways, particularly the bronchi, which generates hypersensitivity to a variety of stimuli that, when present, result

Food allergies and intolerances

Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but for the most part they are caused by afood intolerance rather than a food allergy. A food intolerance can cause some of

Respiratory failure

A condition of “respiratory failure” is present when the respiratory system is unable to ensure efficient gas exchanges through the lungs, preventing the maintenance of an adequate balance between oxygen

Bronchiectasis

The term “bronchiectasis” refers to a respiratory condition affecting the bronchi that is characterized by the presence of dilatations and degeneration of bronchial tissue, associated with the presence of “mucus

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