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ALPHABETIC INDEX OF DISEASES AND HUMAN CONDITIONS

Obesity Facts, and When to Seek Help

What is obesity? Obesity is a significant increase in adipose tissue. In the body of a healthy young man, fats are 12% of body weight. In the body of a woman, fats are much larger - they make up about 26% of body weight. Excess fat accumulates most often under the skin, but fats can also become internal organs. With an increase in adipose tissue, adipose cells grow in size (new cells are formed a little). In men, fats are usually deposited in the abdomen, back, neck. In women, fats accumulate in the region of the hips, buttocks, shoulders. Causes of obesity The causes of obesity are different. The most common cause is an overabundance of calories. Excess weight appears when the...

Ointment for arthritis treatment

Arthritis is the inflammation of joints.  Pain occurs during walking or resting. SYMPTOMS pain; stiffness; joint edema; restriction of joint movement. Acute stage of arthritis is usually followed by fever, weakness and leukocytosis. Treatment of this disease must be started at early stages of progression. Physician administers anti-inflammatory ointments in combination with therapeutic methods. Arthritis symptoms and inflammatory processes at early stages can be minimized by ointments. Necessarily advice your doctor about drug administration. DICLOFENAC Ointment for arthritis of fingers and toes used specially for affected area. Rub over inflamed area in a thin layer....

Olecranon Bursitis Treatment & Management

Olecranon (elbow) bursitis is the disease which provokes inflammation of synovial sac (bursa). The disease may have acute, chronic and recurrent forms. Bursitis mostly affects elbow joint, due to its complicated anatomy structure. Any traumas or local pathological processes of infectious or non-infectious manner damage function of elbow joint, which cause bursitis. General signs of bursitis are elbow pain, edema, redness around the elbow, increased body temperature, organism intoxication and other symptoms which depend on disease causes and type of synovial bursa exudate. How does it develop? Olecranon joint is surrounded by three synovial sacs: subcutaneous bursa of elbow, interosseous...

Olecranon Bursitis: Description, Causes, and Treatment

Bursitis develops in result of inflammation process in synovial bursa (sac). Human body contains over 140 synovial bursas, which can be affected by bursitis. However, the disease develops in elbow joint most of all, due to its permanent motion. Bursitis is not dangerous for patient’s life, but it may develop a chronic form, which worsens patient’s health a lot. PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK Olecranon bursitis is informally known as “student’s elbow”, “baker’s elbow”, “sportsman’s disease” or “jeweler’s disease”. These names appeared because bursitis mostly affects sportsmen and people, who have sedentary job and always leaning on an elbow. Olecranon bursitis usually...

Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics

Hygiene of teeth and oral cavity should be observed from childhood and become that useful habit that will ensure the normal state of the oral cavity and teeth. The main method of hygiene is daily brushing of teeth. It is necessary to brush your teeth twice a day, using tooth powder or toothpaste. Proper brushing of teeth - both from the outside and from the inside - allows you to remove all the leftovers of food, get rid of plaque on the teeth. The use of toothpaste makes it possible to remove from the mouth an unpleasant odor and harmful microflora. However, there is also a need to eliminate dental deposits that periodically appear on the teeth.Types of dental depositsDental plaque is...

Ordinary pimples and acne on the skin

Specialists call pimples acne vulgaris. Ordinary, or youthful acne (Latin acne vulgaris) - a chronic inflammation of the hair sac and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands produce a secret that protects the skin and hair from drying out. The disease occurs during puberty. In this case, more sebum is produced. The inferior ducts of the sebaceous glands are quickly clogged by the accumulation of dead cells of the stratum corneum, sebum and bacteria. The skin becomes porous, appear ugly, inflammation of the skin. There are red nodules, inside which are purulent vesicles. Distinguish acne keloid, cystic, pustular. Keloid acne is formed due to blockage of the excretory ducts of the sebaceous...

Orthopedic footwear for valgus deformity

Planovalgus foot deformity considered to be the most frequent pathology in preschool and school age children. DISEASE PATHOGENESIS Planovalgus foot deformity causes foot arch lowering, and its axis deviation, when heels and toes are twisted outward and feet is flat. Tendon and ligaments lose their functioning in a short period of time, if the disease was ignored, a child will experience fatigue, and leg pain. Child’s pose curves, and he or she can’t completely run, walk, or jump. Muscles may totally atrophy with time, which will undoubtedly cause disablement. Treatment of planovalgus foot deformity must be combined, and include massage, physiotherapy, remedial gymnastics,...

Osteomyelophybrosis: Symptoms and Causes of the disease

Osteomyelophybrosis is a disease that is based on bone marrow damage. The examination of the bone marrow under the microscope allows us to see the proliferation of connective tissue and the replacement of the hematopoietic tissue with fibrous and bone tissue. This leads to disruption of hemopoiesis and the emergence of clinical symptoms of the disease. Osteomyelophybrosis refers to leukemia. Characteristic symptoms: general weakness and weight loss, fatigue, reduced resistance to infectious diseases. In addition, with this pathology, as in the case of other leukemias, there is an increase in the spleen involved in hematopoiesis. Thus, the human body tries to compensate for the decrease in...

Ovarian Cancer: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Tumors of the ovaries are very diverse. It is not always possible to establish exactly which tumors are benign, and which are malignant. Over time, many benign formations become malignant. Any change in the ovaries detected by the doctor should be considered very dangerous. At an early stage, it is difficult to detect a tumor, since the disease is asymptomatic. Ovarian cancer is the formation of a malignant tumor. It accounts for 25% of all cases of malignant tumors of female genital organs. This disease affects women of all age groups, but the older the woman, the higher the probability of cancer. From any pathological cyst can develop cancer. About a quarter of all cases of ovarian...

Overweight: Causes, Tips

What is overweight? To determine the value of the normal weight, the following calculation can be used: normal weight (kg) = height (cm) minus 100. Thus, the weight of a person whose growth is 160 cm should be 60 kg. Overweight is determined by the body mass index: weight (kg) / height (m). On the ideal weight can be said in the event that it is 10-15% less than normal. Thus, if we recall the first example, then with an increase of 160 cm, the ideal person's weight would be approximately 51-54 kg. True, a slight deviation from the norm does not mean that the person has excessive weight. The cause for concern may be the emergence of certain accompanying phenomena, which can not be...