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Premature Birth: What are the Long-term Effects of Premature Birth on a Baby?
What is Premature Birth? What are the Long-term effects of Premature Birth on a Baby? Premature birth is birth that happens too soon, before 37 weeks. Babies born this early may have more health problems or need to stay in the hospital longer than babies born later. Each year, about 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born prematurely.  Prematurity can cause problems for babies all throughout their lives. The earlier a baby is born, the more likely he is to have health problems. Some of these problems may not show up for several years, even into adulthood. Finding... (Click Here To Read More)
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Candidiasis: Facts, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Causes of Candidiasis Symptoms of Candidiasis How to Treat Candidiasis How to Prevent Candidiasis   The Facts Candidiasis, also called thrush or moniliasis,is a yeast infection. Candida albicans is an organism that normally makes a quiet home for itself on your skin and doesn't bother anyone. We all carry this organism on our skin, in our mouth, in our gastrointestinal tract (gut), and, in the case of women, in the vagina. Occasionally the yeast multiplies uncontrollably, causing pain and inflammation. Candidiasis may affect the s... (Click Here To Read More)
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Trichomoniasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis (TV). Symptoms of trichomoniasis usually develop within a month of infection, although up to half of all infected men and women have no symptoms. The symptoms of trichomoniasis are similar to those of many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms in women Trichomoniasis in women can cause any of the following symptoms: abnormal vaginal discharge that may be thick, thin or frothy and y... (Click Here To Read More)
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Vaginitis : Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Causes of Vaginitis Symptoms of Vaginitis Diagnosis of Vaginitis Treatment of Vaginitis Prevention of Vaginitis   What is vaginitis? Vaginitis, also called vulvovaginitis, is an inflammation or infection of the vagina. It can also affect the vulva, which is the external part of a woman's genitals. Vaginitis can cause itching, pain, discharge, and odor. Vaginitis is common, especially in women in their reproductive years. It usually happens when there is a change in the balance of bacteria or yeast that are normally found in your vagina. There are d... (Click Here To Read More)
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What are the possible Causes of Orange Discharge?
What are the possible Causes of Orange Discharge? To keep the vagina clean, discharge is not only normal- it’s necessary. However, orange discharge can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Specifically, it can be a sign of vaginitis, or an infection of the vagina. While these infections are relatively easy to treat, their symptoms can be annoying. In this article, we’ll talk about this cause as well as a few others. Orange Discharge – Overview As we mentioned, the most common cause of orange discharge is vaginitis. The color of the di... (Click Here To Read More)
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Bedbug Bites: Facts, Symptoms or Signs, Treatment and Home Remedies
Learn about bedbug bites. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com.   Bedbug facts Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, oval insects that feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. The effect of bedbugs on human health and reports of bedbug infestations of certain hotels has received media attention in recent years. Bedbugs do not fly. Adult bedbugs are 5-7 mm in length. Bedbugs are pests that can live anywhere in the home. They can live in cracks in furniture or in any type of textile, including upholstered furniture. They are most common in beds, incl... (Click Here To Read More)
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Telomeres may be the Key to Aging and Cancer
Learn about Telomeres, and the possible impact it may have on aging and cancer. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com.   Inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces, because they keep chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would destr... (Click Here To Read More)
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Anorexia Nervosa: Facts, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Learn about Anorexia Nervosa, its  Causes, Symptoms and Treatment. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. What is Anorexia? Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Those suffering from this eating disorder are typically suffering from an extremely low body weight relative to their height and body type. Often referred to as BMI (Body Mass Index) is a tool that treatment providers often use to assess the appropriateness of body weight for an individual struggling with an eating disorder. Additionally, observations of eating patterns, exe... (Click Here To Read More)
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Shingles: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Here are all you need to know about Shingles. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com.  Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. While it isn't a lif... (Click Here To Read More)
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Dysphagia explained: Types, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about Dysphagia. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Dysphagia refers to a difficulty in swallowing - it takes more effort than normal to move food from the mouth to the stomach. Usually caused by nerve or muscle problems, dysphagia can be painful and is more common in older people and babies. Although the medical term "dysphagia" is often regarded as a symptom or sign, it is sometimes used to describe a condition in its own right. There is a wide range of potential causes of dysphagia; if it only happens once or twice, there is probably no serious underlying problem... (Click Here To Read More)
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Osteoporosis: What is Osteoporosis? What Causes Osteoporosis? How is Osteoporosis Treated?
Learn about Osteoporosis. What is Osteoporosis? What Causes Osteoporosis? How is Osteoporosis Treated? Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps. Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” Viewed under a microscope, healthy bone looks like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much larger than in healthy bone. Osteoporotic bones hav... (Click Here To Read More)
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Menopause: Definition, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Therapies and Home Remedies
Here are all you need to know about Menopause including its Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Therapies and Home Remedies. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Menopause definition and facts: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time in a woman's life when the function of the ovaries ceases. The process of menopause does not occur overnight, but rather is a gradual process. This so-called perimenopausal transition period is a different experience for each woman. The average age of menopause is 51 years old, but menopause may occur as early... (Click Here To Read More)
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Leprosy: Types, Transmission, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Here are all you need to know about leprosy. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. What Is Leprosy? Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. It primarily affects the nerves of the extremities, the lining of the nose, and the upper respiratory tract. Leprosy produces skin sores, nerve damage, and muscle weakness. If it isn’t treated, it can cause severe disfigurement and significant disability. Leprosy is one of the oldest diseases in recorded history. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first known written ref... (Click Here To Read More)
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Psoriasis: Definition, Causes, Triggers to Avoid, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about Psoriasis, its Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Everybody's skin gets dry and a little flaky once in a while, and usually, it's easy to clear up—all it takes is applying lotion more frequently, switching soaps or laundry detergents, or avoiding common skin allergens like nickel and certain preservatives. But what if you've developed itchy, painful, rough patches of skin that just won't go away? You might have psoriasis. Learn more about what causes psoriasis, what it looks and feels like, how it's diagno... (Click Here To Read More)
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Prostate Cancer: Facts, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Here are all you need to know about Prostate Cancer. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, the gland that produces some of the fluid in semen and plays a role in urine control in men. The prostate gland is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. In the United States (U.S.), it is the most common cancer in men, but it is also treatable if found in the early stages. In 2017, the American Cancer Society predicts that there will be around 161,360 new diagnoses of prostate cancer, and that around 26,730 fatalities will occur because o... (Click Here To Read More)
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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Facts, Definition, Risk Factors, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Learn about Seborrheic Dermatitis. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Seborrheic Dermatitis facts: - Seborrheic dermatitis is probably the single most common inflammatory skin condition affecting humans aside from acne vulgaris. - Seborrheic dermatitis is highly treatable but incurable. - The course of seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by spontaneous remissions and exacerbations. - Seborrheic dermatitis affects all ages.   What is seborrheic dermatitis? Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammation of skin that typically waxes and wanes. Seborrheic derm... (Click Here To Read More)
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Spironolactone: Application, Dosage and Side Effects
Learn about spironolactone. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. What is spironolactone? Spironolactone is a prescription medication that was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1960. Spironolactone is a unique type of water pill in a class of medications called potassium-sparing diuretics.   Many water pills work in the kidneys to eliminate extra water from the body along with sodium and potassium. Spironolactone works differently. It blocks a hormone called aldosterone, which causes the body to remove water along with sodium but reduces how much p... (Click Here To Read More)
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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Prevention, Management and Care
Find out all you need to know about diabetes. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems. Chronic diabetes condi... (Click Here To Read More)
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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Explained: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care
Learn about hypertension (High Blood Pressure), its Causes, how it's diagnosed, and its treatment and care. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. You can have high bloo... (Click Here To Read More)
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Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) Explained: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care
Learn about Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure), its Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care. Share Knowledge on Pustera.com. Low blood pressure might seem desirable, and for some people, it causes no problems. However, for many people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening. A blood pressure reading lower than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) for the top number (systolic) or 60 mm Hg for the bottom number (diastolic) is generally considered low blood pressure. The causes of low blood pressu... (Click Here To Read More)
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