Panic attacks and addictions

Sometimes disorders such as panic attack can also occur in the presence of other issues such as those related to the use of addictive substances, such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and even more so amphetamines, drugs, or drugs such as cannabis or cocaine.

Angina pectoris: diagnosis and treatments

Angina pectoris expresses myocardial ischemia, and its diagnosis is based primarily on the evaluation of patient-reported complaints. Angina can be related to exercise. There can be many different causes: it

Keratitis: symptoms, causes and treatment

Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, that delicate and precious transparent membrane that lines and protects the front of our eye. What is keratitis caused by? Are there individuals

Hemolytic crisis: what is the treatment?

The causes of hemolysis can be different. A simple peripheral smear may indicate severe ongoing hemolysis. The most common symptoms are pallor and modest skin jaundice and treatment will have

Sounds, noises and hearing disorders

Sound, both when produced by musical instruments and when produced by other sources such as automobiles, work tools or industrial equipment, is perceived by the human auditory system, but also by l brain, with different reactions by the human body.

Spontaneous chronic urticaria

Pomphi, itching (often nocturnal) and swelling of certain parts of the body, sometimes disfiguring, with no known cause and disappearing only to recur suddenly and unpredictably. These are the symptoms of the chronic spontaneous urticaria, a particular form of urticaria unrelated to allergic factors that mainly affects individuals between the ages of 20 and 40 years (women twice as frequently), though it can appear at any time of life, and lasts on average for 3-4 years but sometimes even for decades. Although it affects 1 percent of the population, it is underestimated in both frequency and impact, leading to repercussions on school and work performance, social relationships, and psychological well-being.

This problem negatively affects quality of life to a greater extent than patients with even more serious skin problems, such as psoriasis. The presence of autoimmune diseases, especially thyroid disease, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis present in 10% of cases, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes appears to correlate with an increased risk of chronic spontaneous urticaria. For the reasons explained above, it is easy to see why recognition of the disease is often delayed.

Diagnosis and treatment

The diagnostic pathway first proceeds with the search for any pathology associated with urticaria. Second step is to try to avoid factors that can aggravate urticaria, such as stress and especially the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs capable of inducing a flare-up or aggravation of urticaria in 20-30% of patients. The pharmacological approach involves the use of second-generation antihistamines at standard dosage, which can be doubled or quadrupled if symptoms persist after 2-4 weeks of therapy.

As a next step, omalizumab, a biologic drug that can improve symptoms in many cases and probably change the course of the disease, is used. If necessary, the fourth line of treatment relies on immunosuppressants, such as cyclosporine A, and the fifth on montelukast, an antileukotrienic. Unlike other chronic diseases, there is still no national patient registry and an organized network of services, and there are still numerous interregional disparities and limits to the Health Service’s coverage of treatment with antihistamines (in fact, they are reimbursed only at the standard dosage) and omalizumab, which is provided in the treatment plan for only 6 months.


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