Viral Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu)

 

Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and is characterised as viral gastroenteritis when the inflammatory condition is caused by infection with a virus. Viral gastroenteritis is often called the ‘stomach flu’ because it is caused by a virus, even though the influenza virus is not one of them.

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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a severe emotional, eating disorder that is characterised by a misperception of body image. Individuals suffering from anorexia nervosa have a distorted body image, which means that while they may be extremely underweight, they believe they are overweight. Sufferers also often have an obsessive fear of gaining weight. In popular media anorexia nervosa is shortened to anorexia. It should be noted that anorexia refers simply to having a loss of appetite, while anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder that leads to appetite suppression. 

By |2019-11-17T05:23:35+00:00September 12th, 2019|Health Articles|0 Comments

Arthrosclerosis

Atherosclerosis can be defined as the build up of plaque in the inner part of the arterial walls. Plaque is made of a variety of substances that clog the lining of an artery. This includes deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products and calcium. As arteries carry oxygenated blood to the heart, the narrowing of these vessels can lead to a decrease in blood to the heart, which can cause numerous problems and can be fatal.

By |2019-11-17T05:32:34+00:00May 4th, 2019|Health Articles|0 Comments

Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Diseases exist at birth, and can describe a wide variety and different abnormalities affecting the heart. "Congenital" refers to aspect of time, not to causation. It means "present at birth" or “born with”. Heart defects originate in the early part of pregnancy when the heart is forming and affect any of the parts or functions of the heart. Therefore Congenital Heart Disease is a type heart disease occurring in newborns, and includes structural defects which lead to irregular heart beats or arrhythmia and malfunctioning of heart muscles.

By |2019-11-17T05:33:28+00:00April 28th, 2019|Health Articles|0 Comments

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease which causes cells in the ovaries to grow uncontrollably and in an abnormal manner causing the formation of a tumor. The ovaries are found in the female reproductive system on opposite sides of the uterus and are responsible for holding and releasing the egg during ovulation. There are three different types of ovarian tumors which are classified by where the cancer firsts starts growing

By |2019-11-17T05:47:07+00:00February 10th, 2019|Health Articles|0 Comments

Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition primarily characterized by aching pain in muscles and fibrous tissues (tendons and ligaments), chronic tiredness and tenderness at particular points across the body. It can come on quickly with flu like symptoms or can have a more gradual onset. The disorder is often associated with chronic fatigue and myalgic encephalomyelitis and exhibits similar psychological and physical ailments. Complications include sleeping problems, digestive problems, problems with memory and concentration, anxiety and a range of problems that differ between individuals.
By |2019-11-17T05:57:42+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Health Articles|0 Comments

Nutritional disorders

Nutritional disorders may be anything from minor to very serious problems.

The result of nutritional disorders can result in the improper functioning of a part of the digestive system. This may be due to an anatomical or physiological peculiarity which a person possesses or it may be due to a disease or degeneration of part of the system.

By |2019-11-17T05:58:34+00:00September 17th, 2018|Health Articles|0 Comments

Cerebral Palsy

 
Cerebral palsy is a term that encompasses a range of disorders that affect the body’s balance, movement and posture. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage in one or more parts of the brain that control muscle tone and motor activity (movement). This loss or deficiency of motor control refers to the generation and coordination of movement patterns that either stabilise or control the body, and often result in involuntary spasms. Impairments to motor control are caused by permanent brain damage, which is usually arises during pregnancy or shortly after birth. This means that symptoms of the condition usually begin to appear in the first stages of a child’s life, such as in infancy or early childhood. For example, infants with cerebral palsy will often be slower at achieving key developmental milestones (rolling over, sitting, crawling, and walking) than children without the condition.
 
By |2019-11-17T06:01:23+00:00September 16th, 2018|Health Articles|0 Comments

Schizophrenia

Recognized as a severe and disabling brain disorder, Schizophrenia is a chronic, psychiatric condition which impairs a patient’s cognitive function. Schizophrenia is found in populations all over the world and is estimated to affect 1% of Americans. The disorder is distributed equally between women and men but frequently appears in men at a younger age, often in their late teens to early twenties and in women more often in their twenties to early thirties. The disorder is found in ethnic groups across the globe.

By |2019-11-17T06:11:46+00:00May 15th, 2018|Health Articles|0 Comments