What is Anaphylaxis

Anafilassi è una reazione allergica molto grave e potenzialmente fatale. Può accadere con secondi o minuti di esposizione a qualcosa a cui sei allergico, come una nocciolina o la tossina da una puntura d'ape.
September 29, 2016

Anaphylaxis is a very severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction. It can happen with seconds or minutes of exposure to something you are allergic to, such as a peanut or the toxin from a bee sting. The flood of chemicals released by your immune system during anaphylaxis can cause you to go into shock, and your blood pressure will suddenly drop, and the airways become narrow. Blocking normal breathing, Signs…

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What is Avascular Necrosis?

September 24, 2016

Avascular necrosis is the loss of bone tissue due in part to the lack of blood supply, Also called osteonecrosis, avascular can cause tiny breaks in the bone and the bone’s eventual collapse. The blood flow to a section of bone can be obstructed if the bone joint become dislocated or fractured. Avascular necrosis is related to the longer-term use of high-dose steroid medications and excessive alcohol intake. Anyone can be…

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Understanding Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

September 23, 2016

Pertussis or a whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it characterized by a severe hacking cough that is replaced by a high-pitched intake of breath that makes the sound similar to a “whoop.” Before there was a vaccine created, whopping cough was deemed a childhood disease. Today whopping cough primarily affects children too young to have started a completed full course of vaccinations and…

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What is Huntington’s Disease (HD)

September 18, 2016

Huntington disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive deterioration or degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a large impact on an individual’s ability to functions including movement, cognitive ability and psychiatric disorder. As the disease advances,  jerky, uncoordinated, body movements grow more obvious.Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is unable to talk. Mental abilities often decline into dementia….

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Acute Respiratory Illness

September 15, 2016

What is an Upper Respiratory Infection An acute respiratory infection is an infection that affects your normal breathing pattern. It normally starts as a viral infection inside the nose, the trachea (windpipe) or even the lungs. If the infection is not treated effectively, it can spread to the entire respiratory system. There is some disagreement between the exact boundary between the upper and lower respiratory tract. However, the upper respiratory…

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What is the Stomach Flu or the Viral Gastroenteritis

L'influenza dello stomaco o la gastroenterite virale è un'infezione interna nota per i seguenti: crampi addominali, vomito, nausea, diarrea acquosa e talvolta febbre.
September 13, 2016

The Stomach flu or the viral gastroenteritis is an internal infection that is known for the following: abdominal cramps, vomiting, nausea, watery diarrhea, and sometimes fever. The most prevalent way to develop viral gastroenteritis is through contact wth someone else who is infected with the stomach flu, or by ingesting food or water that is contaminated. If you are healthy, you will likely recover without any significant problems. However, for…

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What is Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo (OCD) è caratterizzato da paure di pensiero irragionevole e ossessioni che ti portano a fare comportamenti ripetitivi o compulsioni.
September 2, 2016

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thought fears and obsessions that we lead you to do repetitive behaviors or compulsions. It is also feasible to have only obsessions or only compulsions with only OCD. OCD sufferers may not know that they have unreasonable obsessions, and they may ignore them or stop them. When these people try to stop, they only increase the anxiety and distress. After all, these individuals…

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Anatomy of the Heart: Physiology

September 1, 2016

For the Anatomy of the Heart Guide  Physiology of the Heart Coronary Systole Diastole At any time the chambers of the heart can be on one of two different states. Systole – The Cardiac muscle tissue is contracting to push blood outside the heart chamber. Diastole – During this state, the cardiac muscle cells relax to enable the chamber to fill with blood. There is an uptick in blood pressure…

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