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Abdominal massage

If you suffer from constipation, for example, it is possible to improve bowel movements with the help of an abdominal massage. This is done in the following way: If you suffer from constipation, for example, it is possible to improve bowel movements ...

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absence> 3 menstrual periods

Amenorrhea (pronounced ey-men-uh-REE-uh or uh-men-uh-REE-uh ) is the medical term for the absence of a period. Amenorrhea is not a disease, but it can be a symptom of another condition. Primary amenorrhea occurs when a girl has not had her first peri...

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Acid lipase disease

Acid lipase disease or deficiency occurs when the enzyme needed to break down certain fats that are normally digested by the body is missing or missing, resulting in the toxic build-up of these fats in the cells and tissues of the body . These fatty ...

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Acne

In acne (pimples), the sebaceous glands in the skin are inflamed. Almost everyone suffers from breakouts at some point in their lives. It starts with greasy secretion of the sebaceous glands most common on the face, neck, back , shoulders and upper...

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Acne (Rosacea)

Rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah) is a chronic (or long-term) disease that causes red skin and pimples, usually on the face. It can cause eye problems and, in advanced stages, cause thicker skin. While there is no cure for rosacea, treatments are available to ...

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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin - the protective covering of nerve fibers. ADEM often follows viral or bacterial infections...

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Leukemia is a broad term for cancers of the blood cells. The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that becomes cancer and whether it is growing quickly or slowly. Leukemia is most common in adults over the age of 55, but it is also the ...

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Acute Respiratory distress Syndrome

Also known as acute lung injury, ARDS, non-cardiac pulmonary edema Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious lung condition that causes low levels of oxygen in the blood. People who develop ARDS are usually sick with another illness or ...

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Acute Respiratory distress Syndrome

Also known as acute lung injury, ARDS, non-cardiac pulmonary edema Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious lung condition that causes low levels of oxygen in the blood. People who develop ARDS are usually sick with another illness or ...

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ADHD (Hyperactivity)

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American children. It hinders a person's ability to stick to a task and exert age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognit...

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Adrenal Cancer

Cancer of the adrenal cortex (also called cancer of the adrenal cortex) is rare. Certain hereditary conditions increase the risk of adrenal cancer....

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Adrenal Disease

Adrenal disorders occur when the adrenal glands produce too much or too little hormone. Adrenal function can also be affected by hormones produced by other glands in the body, such as the pituitary gland, or by hormones introduced from the outside. T...

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AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)

Also known as automated external defibrillator (AED), implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), portable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electrical pulse or shock to the he...

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Age-related hearing impairment

What is Age-Related Hearing Loss? Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the hearing loss that occurs gradually in most of us as we age. It is one of the most common conditions in older and older adults. About one in three people in the United Sta...

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Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC)

Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is one of the many disorders of the corpus callosum, the structure that connects the two hemispheres (left and right) of the brain. In ACC, the corpus callosum is completely or partially absent. It is caused by a...

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Agina pectoris

Also known as Angina Pectoris, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Microvascular Angina, Prinzmetal Angina, Stable Angina, Unstable Angina, Variant Angina, Vasospastic Angina, Cardiac Syndrome X Learn and español Angina is chest pain or discomfort that occurs ...

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Agnosia

Agnosia is a rare condition characterized by an inability to recognize and identify objects or people. People with agnosia may have difficulty recognizing the geometrical features of an object or face or perceive the geometrical features but not know...

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Aicardi syndrome

Aicardi syndrome is a rare genetic condition that mainly affects newborn girls. The condition is sporadic, meaning it is not known to pass from parent to child. (An exception is a report of two sisters and a pair of identical twins, all affected.) Th...

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Aicardi-Goutièresyndroom (AGS)

Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) is a hereditary encephalopathy that affects newborn babies and usually results in severe mental and physical disability. There are two forms of the syndrome: an early-onset form that is severe and a late-onset form th...

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Alexander's disease

Alexander's disease belongs to a group of neurological conditions known as the leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies are conditions that result from abnormalities in myelin, the "white matter" that protects nerve fibers in the brain. In Al...

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Allergy

What is an allergy? In an allergic reaction, the human immune system, also known as the immune system, reacts to substances to which it should not react. The substances that people react to in such a case are also called allergens. Examples of ...

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Allergy checker

From now on you can find out faster which allergy best suits your symptoms. Within the symptom finder, you can determine which allergy best suits your symptoms, based on 2 feeds or symptoms. See here for the complete list of allergies....

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Aloe Vera

Aloe is a succulent plant widely used in alternative medicine. There are at least 420 different plant species of Aloe. Aloe vera specifically refers to the Aloe barbadensis Miller plant, the most common form used in Aloe-based products. How is Aloe u...

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a disease that causes round patches of hair loss. It can lead to total hair loss. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. That means that your immune system, which normally helps protect the body against infection and disease, is...

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Alopecia cicatricialis (hair loss)

Cicatricial alopecia, also called scarred alopecia, is a group of rare conditions that destroy hair follicles, the part of the skin from which hair grows. The follicles are replaced with scar tissue, causing permanent hair loss. Symptoms Hair loss ca...

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Alpers disease

Alpers disease is a progressive neurological mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome characterized by three concurrent clinical symptoms: psychomotor regression (dementia); to attack; and liver disease. It is an autosomal recessive disease caused by a m...

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Alpha-1 antitrypsinedeficiëntie

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a genetic condition that increases your risk of lung disease and other diseases. AAT is a protein. If you don't make enough AAT, your lungs are more likely to be damaged by cigarette smoking or environmenta...

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Alternate hemiplegia

Alternating hemiplegia is a rare neurological condition that develops in childhood, usually before the child is 18 months old. The condition is characterized by recurrent episodes of paralysis involving one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, ...

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Alternating Hemiplegia

Alternating hemiplegia is a rare neurological condition that develops in childhood, usually before the child is 18 months old. The condition is characterized by recurrent episodes of paralysis involving one or both sides of the body, multiple limbs, ...

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Alzheimer

Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking, and ultimately the ability to perform the simplest tasks. It is the most common cause of dementia in older adults. Although dementia becom...

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Amblyopia (Lazy eye)

What is Amblyopia? Amblyopia (also called lazy eye) is a type of poor vision that affects only one eye. It develops when there is a malfunction in the way the brain and eye work together, and the brain cannot recognize the vision of one eye. Over ti...

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressing, deadly disease that affects the nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Our voluntary muscles produce movements such as walking, breathin...

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And coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria live in the intestines of humans and animals and are key to a healthy intestinal tract. Most E. coli strains are harmless, but some can cause diarrhea from contact with contaminated food or water, while other strai...

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Anemia

Anemia is a condition where your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that helps red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. When you are anemic, your b...

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Anencephalie

Anencephaly is a defect in the closure of the neural tube during fetal development. The neural tube is a narrow channel that folds and closes between the 3rd and 4th week of pregnancy to form the brain and spinal cord of the embryo. Anencephaly occur...

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Aneurysm

Also known as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA) An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your organs. Aortic aneurysms are aneurysms that occur in t...

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Angelman syndrome

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a genetic condition that causes neurological and psychological problems, including seizures, difficult behavior, movement disorders and sleep problems. Gastrointestinal, orthopedic and eye problems are also often present. Ba...

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Anophthalmia - microphthalmia

What are anophthalmia and microfthalmia? Anophthalmia and microfthalmia are often used interchangeably. Microphthalmia is a condition where one or both eyes are abnormally small, while anophthalmia is the absence of one or both eyes. These rare condi...

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease caused when antibodies - cells of the immune system that fight bacteria and viruses - mistakenly attack healthy body tissues and organs. In APS, specific antibodies activate the inner wall of b...

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Anuskanker

The number of anal cancer cases has increased in recent decades. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the main risk factor for anal cancer....

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Aphasia

Aphasia is a neurological condition caused by damage to the parts of the brain responsible for language production or processing. It can come on suddenly or progressively, depending on the type and location of the brain tissue involved. Primary signs...

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Aplastic anemia

Also known as bone marrow failure Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious blood disorder that occurs when your bone marrow cannot make enough new blood cells for your body to function normally. Aplastic anemia occurs as a result of damage to stem cells...

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Apraxia / dyspraxia

Apraxia (termed "dyspraxia" when mild) is a neurological condition characterized by a loss of the ability to perform or perform skillful movements and gestures, despite the desire and physical ability to perform them. Apraxia results from d...

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Arachnoid cysts

Arachnoid cysts are sacs filled with cerebrospinal fluid located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane, one of three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Primary arachnoid cysts are present at birth and are the result...

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Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord. The arachnoid can become inflamed from irritation from chemicals, infection from bacteria or viruses, as a res...

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Are symptom seekers reliable?

More and more people search the internet for possible diagnoses prior to the doctor's visit. But is this actually wise and what are the right tools? Below we provide a list of articles that we have come across in recent years on this topic. ## ...

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Arnold Chiari Syndrome

Chiari malformations (CMs) are structural defects in the base of the skull and cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. When part of the cerebellum extends through the opening at the base of the skull, the cerebellum and brain stem ca...

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Artery Disease - Atherosclerosis

Also known as arteriosclerosis, hardening of arteries Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in your blood vessels. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and ...

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Arthritis

"Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation. Although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term arthritis is often used to refer to a condition that affects the joints. Joints are places where two...

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Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological disorders characterized by a greater or lesser degree of deterioration in language and communication skills, as...

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) condition that affects the airways in the lungs. The airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the airways can sometimes become inflamed and narrow. Asthma affects people of all age...

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Ataxia

Ataxia often occurs when parts of the nervous system that control movement are damaged. People with ataxia experience a lack of muscle control in their arms and legs, which results in a lack of balance and coordination or gait disturbance. While the ...

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Ataxia-telangiectasia

Ataxia telangiectasia is a rare neurological disease in children that causes degeneration in the part of the brain that controls motor movements and speech. The first signs of the disease are shaky walking and slurred speech, usually during the first...

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Athlete's foot

What is athlete's foot? Athlete's foot is a fungal infection on the stratum corneum of the skin, which usually occurs between the toes.Studies show that about 20% of Dutch people occasionally suffer from this condition. Causes Regular warm and moi...

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Atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a chronic (long-term) disease that causes inflammation, redness and irritation of the skin. It is a very common condition that usually starts in childhood; however, anyone can get the disease. Atopic...

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Atopic eczema

Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a non-contagious inflammatory skin condition. It is a chronic disease characterized by dry, itchy skin that can weep clear liquid when scratched. People with eczema can also be particularly susceptible to bac...

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of arrhythmias, which are irregular heart rhythms. Atrial fibrillation causes your heart to beat much faster than normal. Also, the upper and lower chambers of your heart don't work together as ...

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention and / or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. Inattention means that a person strays from task, la...

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Auditory neuropathy

What is Auditory Neuropathy? Auditory neuropathy is a hearing disorder in which the inner ear successfully detects sound but has problems transmitting sound from the ear to the brain. It can affect people of all ages from infancy to adulthood. The nu...

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Auditory processing disorder

Auditory processing disorder (APD) describes a condition in which people have difficulty understanding the sounds around them. The NIDCD maintains a list of organizations that may be able to answer questions and provide printed or electronic informat...

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Autism

ASD is a complex developmental disorder that affects how a person behaves, interacts with others, communicates and learns. NICHD is one of several federal agencies and NIH institutes working to understand ASD. NICHD supports and researches what cause...

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Auto-inflammatory

Your immune system is the network of cells and tissues throughout your body that work together to protect you from viruses, bacteria and infections. It tries to identify, kill and eliminate the intruders that could hurt you. Parts of the immune syste...

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Autoimmune disease

Your immune system is the network of cells and tissues throughout your body that work together to protect you from viruses, bacteria and infections. It tries to identify, kill and eliminate the intruders that could hurt you. What happens in autoimmun...

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Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS)

Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a rare genetic disorder of the immune system first described by NIH scientists in the mid 1990s that affects both children and adults. In ALPS, unusually high numbers of white blood cells called lymph...

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AVM (blood vessel malformation)

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are abnormal, tangled tangles of blood vessels that cause multiple irregular connections between the arteries and veins. These malformations most often occur in the spinal cord and in any part of the brain or on its...

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