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Acidity

Overview

Acidity occurs when the gastric glands produce a large amount of acid, more than what is needed for the digestion process. This condition is characterized by a burning sensation just above the stomach, or right below the breastbone (the hollow part). 

The food we eat goes into our stomach through the esophagus. The gastric glands in your stomach create acid, which is necessary to digest the food. When the gastric glands create more acid than needed for the digestion process, you can feel a burning sensation below the breastbone. This condition is commonly known as acidity.  

The most common acid reflux symptom is a burning sensation in the chest or pain. While most people suffer in pain, they do not realize that poor lifestyle choices are the primary reason behind acidity. 

Causes

  • Skipping meals or eating at irregular times
  • Eating just before sleeping
  • Overeating
  • Consumption of spicy food
  • High intake of table salt
  • Diet low in dietary fiber
  • Excessive consumption of certain food
  • such as tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, soft drinks
  • Extremely spicy food
  • Fat-rich food such as pizza, doughnuts, and fried food
  • Side-effects of certain temporary medications as well as existing medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and medicines for high blood pressure
  • Antibiotics.
  • Depression and anxiety medications
  • Stomach disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, tumors, and peptic ulcers, among others.
  • Consumption of non-vegetarian food
  • Excessive stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Frequent smoking
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Frequent consumption of alcohol
  • People who suffer from medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and connective tissue disorder are more prone to acidity. It is also a common problem in people who are obese, pregnant women, or women who are nearing menopause.

Symptoms

Acidity symptoms include the following:

  • Burning sensation and pain in the stomach
  • Burning sensation and pain in the throat
  • Difficulty swallowing or the sensation of food being stuck in your throat
  • Frequent burping or hiccups, for no apparent reason
  • Burning sensation and pain in the chest
  • Regurgitation: prolonged sour taste in the mouth or bitter-tasting acid that backs up into your throat and mouth
  • Post-meal heaviness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Bad breath
  • Restlessness

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Allergy

Overview

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — or a food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people. That substance is referred to as an allergen

Symptoms

The allergen stimulates immune system cells to release certain chemicals, such as histamine, which then lead to allergy symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction include:
• Itchy, watery eyes.
• Itchy nose.
• Sneezing.
• Runny nose.
• Rashes.
• Hives (a rash with raised red patches)
• Stomach cramps.
• Vomiting.

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Arthritis

Overview

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Causes

Arthritis is caused by inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis usually comes with age and most often affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows a joint injury. For example, you might have badly injured your knee when young and develop arthritis in your knee joint years later

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Children Problems

Overview

Children are affected with a lot of diseases.  Some of them  are : 

1. Allergies
2. Skin infections
3. Conjunctivitis 
4. Diarrhea. 
5. Headache
6. Stomach Ache
7. Bronchitis 
8. Sore throat 
Sore throats are common in children and can be painful. A sore throat could be caused by an infection called streptococcal. 

9. Ear pain 
Common in children and can have many causes—including Ear infection (otitis media), swimmer’s ear (infection of the Skin in the ear canal), pressure from a cold or sinus infection, teeth pain radiating up the jaw to the ear, and Others. The child’s ear pain is accompanied by a high fever, Involves both ears.

10. Urinary tract infection 
Bladder infections, also called urinary tract infections or utis, occur when ­bacteria build up in the urinary tract. A uti can be found in children from infancy through the teen years and into adulthood. Symptoms of a uti include pain or burning during urination, the need to urinate frequently or urgently, bedwetting or accidents by a child who knows to use the toilet, abdominal pain, or side or back pain. 

11. Bronchiolitis 
Bronchiolitis is common in infants and young children during the cold and flu seasonBronchiolitis is most often caused by a virus. 


12. Common cold 
Colds are caused by viruses in the upper respiratory tract. Many young children—especially those in child care—can get 6 to 8 colds per year. Symptoms of a cold (including runny nose, congestion, and cough) may last for up to ten days.   

13. Bacterial sinusitis 
Bacterial sinusitis is caused by bacteria trapped in the sinuses. Sinusitis is suspected when cold-like symptoms such as nasal discharge, daytime cough, or both last over ten days without improvement. 


14. Cough 
Coughs are usually caused by viruses. 

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Constipation

Overview

Constipation is a condition in which you may have fewer than three bowel movements a week; stools that are hard, dry, or lumpy; stools that are difficult or painful to pass; or a feeling that not all stool has passed. You usually can take steps to prevent or relieve constipation.

Causes

  • Eating foods low in fiber.
  • Not drinking enough water (dehydration).
  • Not getting enough exercise.
  • Changes in your regular routine, such as traveling or eating or going to bed at different times.
    • You may think that cutting back on food will help “clear out” your colon. That’s not the case.
    • Do this: eating, especially healthy whole foods that contain fiber, helps your body move stool. 

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Cough Cold & Coryza

Overview

The most frequent symptoms of the common cold are nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, sneezing, sore throat, general malaise and cough. Hoarseness, loss of taste and smell, mild burning of the eyes and a feeling of pressure in the ears or sinuses, due to obstruction and/or mucosal swelling, may also occur.


Coryza is a word describing the symptoms of a “cold. ” it describes the inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal cavity which usually gives rise to the symptoms of nasal congestion and loss of smell, among other symptoms.

Causes

The most common clinical signs are nasal discharge, facial swelling, lacrimation, anorexia, and diarrhea. Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus.

Symptoms

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Slight body aches or a mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Low-grade fever
  • Generally feeling unwell

The discharge from your nose may start out clear and become thicker and yellow or green as a common cold runs its course. This doesn’t usually mean you have a bacterial infection.

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Enlarged Tonsils

Overview

The tonsils are lymph nodes in the back of the mouth and the top of the throat. They help to filter out bacteria and other germs to prevent infection in the body. A bacterial or viral infection can cause tonsillitis. Strep throat is a common cause. The infection may also be seen in other parts of the throat.

Causes

Tonsillitis is most often caused by common viruses, but bacterial infections also can be the cause. The most common bacterium causing tonsillitis is streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus), the bacterium that causes strep throat. Other strains of strep and other bacteria also may cause tonsillitis. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck. Most cases of viral tonsillitis clear up in a few days with fluids and plenty of rest. 

Tonsillitis usually doesn’t cause any serious or lasting health problems.

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Fatness

Overview


Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It’s a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.

What defines obesity?
For adult men and women, a bmi between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy. Overweight is defined as a bmi between 25.0 and 29.9; and a bmi of 30 or higher is considered obese.


Class 1 (low-risk) obesity, if bmi is 30.0 to 34.9. Class 2 (moderate-risk) obesity, if bmi is 35.0 to 39.9. Class 3 (high-risk) obesity, if bmi is equal to or greater than 40.0.

9 most common causes of obesity


• Genetics
• Physical inactivity
• Diet high in simple carbohydrates
• Overeating
• Frequency of eating
• Medications
• Psychological factors
• Diseases such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and cushing’s syndrome are also contributors to obesity.


The most important strategies for preventing obesity are healthy eating behaviors, regular physical activity, and reduced sedentary activity (such as watching television and videotapes, and playing computer games).
Obesity was associated with higher mortality rates for both cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Febrile Condition

Overview

A fever is a temporary rise in body temperature. It’s one part of an overall response from the body’s immune system. A fever is usually caused by an infection. For most children and adults, a fever is a body temperature that’s higher than is considered normal. It’s also called a high temperature, hyperthermia, or pyrexia, and it’s usually a sign that your body is working to keep you healthy from an infection. Normal body temperatures are different for everyone, but they lie within the range of 97 to 99. A temperature of 100.4 or higher is considered a fever.

A part of your brain called the hypothalamus controls your body temperature. In response to an infection, illness, or some other cause, the hypothalamus may reset the body to a higher temperature. So when a fever comes on, it’s a sign that something is going on in your body. 

Fevers themselves generally aren’t dangerous, but you should check in with your doctor if the fever may be uncomfortable. 

Causes

The most common causes of fever are infections such as colds and stomach bugs (gastroenteritis). 

Other causes include: 

  • Infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder, or kidney 
  • Heat exhaustion 
  • Covid-19 
  • Sunburn 
  • Conditions that cause inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Side effects of medications 
  • Vaccines and immunizations 
  • Blood clots 
  • Autoimmune conditions such as lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) 
  • Hormone disorders such as hyperthyroidism 
  • Illegal drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine 
  • Teething in babies can cause a mild, low-grade fever (not over 101 degrees) 

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Female Problems

While both men and women contract various conditions, some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. Furthermore, many women’s health conditions go undiagnosed and most drug trials do not include female test subjects. Even so, women bear exclusive health concerns, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, menopause, and pregnancy. Women suffer higher heart attack deaths compared to men. Depression and anxiety exhibit more frequently among female patients. Urinary tract conditions present more often in females, and sexually transmitted diseases can cause more harm to women. Among the conditions that present most frequently in women.  

The following eight illnesses pose considerable health risks. 

1. Breast cancer 
2. Ovarian and cervical cancer 
3. Gynecological health 
4. Pregnancy issues 
5. Autoimmune diseases 

Autoimmune disease occurs when body cells that eliminate threats, such as viruses, attack healthy cells.  As this condition continues to escalate among the population, researchers remain baffled as to why the condition affects mostly women. While many distinct autoimmune diseases exist, most share symptoms such as: 

Exhaustion 
Mild fever 
Pain 
Skin irritation 
Vertigo 

Most of the autoimmune system rests in the stomach. 

However, the best defense against autoimmune disease is early detection.

6. Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis weakens bones, allowing them to break easily.  Several factors can cause the condition that occurs mostly in women, such as:

  • Age 
  • Alcohol consumption 
  • Certain prescriptions 
  • Genetics 
  • Lack of exercise 
  • Low body mass 
  • Smoking 
  • Steroid use 

7. Depression and anxiety 

8. Health technology for women 

Women can lower the risk for cancers and other common illnesses with healthy habits and regular care provider visits. 

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