Facts you didn’t know yet about obesity.

Overview Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a...

Diagnosis and treatment for Rabies

Preparing for your appointment If an animal bites you, seek medical attention for the wound. Also, tell the doctor about the circumstances of your injury. The doctor will ask: What animal bit you?Was it a wild animal or a pet?If it was a pet, do you know who owns the pet? Was it vaccinated?Can you describe the animal's behavior before it bit you? Was the animal provoked?Were you able to capture...

Rabies: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

Overview Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. Animals most likely to transmit rabies in the United States include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks. In developing countries of Africa and Southeast Asia, stray dogs are the most likely to spread rabies to people. Once a person begins showing...

Key facts to know about the diagnoses and treatment of Gout.

Diagnosis Tests to help diagnose gout may include: Joint fluid test. Your doctor may use a needle to draw fluid from your affected joint. Urate crystals may be visible when the fluid is examined under a microscope.Blood test. Your doctor may recommend a blood test to measure the levels of uric acid and creatinine in your blood. Blood test results can be misleading, though. Some people...

What is Gout and how does it occur?

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected joint is hot, swollen and so...

Peptic Ulcer: Prevention and treatment methods

Prevention You may reduce your risk of peptic ulcers if you follow the same strategies recommended as home remedies to treat ulcers. It also may be helpful to: Protect yourself from infections. It's not clear just how H. pylori spread, but there's some evidence that it could be transmitted from person to person or through food and water. You can take steps to protect yourself from infections,...

Peptic Ulcer: Signs, symptoms, causes, and complications

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is stomach pain. Peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomachDuodenal ulcers that occur on the inside of the upper portion of your small intestine (duodenum) The most common causes of...

Gastritis: How is it diagnosed and what is the best treatment method?

Preventing H. pylori infection It's not clear how H. pylori spread, but there's some evidence that it could be transmitted from person to person or through contaminated food and water. You can take steps to protect yourself from infections, such as H. pylori, by frequently washing your hands with soap and water and by eating foods that have been cooked completely. Diagnosis Although your doctor...

Signs and symptoms of Gastritis: What the doctor says

Gastritis is a general term for a group of conditions with one thing in common: inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The inflammation of gastritis is most often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers. Regular use of certain pain relievers and drinking too much alcohol also can contribute to gastritis. Gastritis may occur suddenly (acute gastritis)...

6 home remedies you should try to help you deal with a sore throat

Going through your day with a sore throat is quite an uncomfortable experience. Here are some simple home remedies to help you say on top of sore throat 1. Warm and cold fluids. Sip on warm drinks, such as tea or chicken soup. You can equally try cold liquids, such as ice water or popsicles. Liquids help keep things flowing and prevent sinus infections by clearing mucous membranes. Warm...
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