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Guide to Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery helps you lose weight and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with being obese. Bariatric surgery contributes to weight loss by Restriction and Malabsorption. In restriction, Surgery is used to physically limit the amount of food the stomach can hold, which limits the number of calories you can eat, while in … Continue reading Guide to Types of Weight Loss Surgery

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What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome and How Do You Treat It?

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare medical condition. It is a serious condition that is caused by a bacterial infection. It is triggered when the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus gets into the bloodstream and produces toxins. Toxic shock syndrome has been linked to super-absorbent tampon use in menstruating women, but it can affect men, children, and people of … Continue reading What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome and How Do You Treat It?

Find Out Now: The A – Z Guide On Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones deteriorate or become brittle and fragile due to loss of bone tissue and low bone mass. Osteoporosis happens when bone density decreases and the body stops producing as much bone as it used to do before. Osteoporosis can affect both males and females, but it is most likely … Continue reading Find Out Now: The A – Z Guide On Osteoporosis

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Doing Radiation Therapy The Right Way

Radiation therapy is a type of treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy most often uses X-rays, but protons or other types of energy also can be used. Radiotherapy qualifies the use of radiation to destroy cancer cells locally. This technique thus makes it possible to treat tumors without … Continue reading Doing Radiation Therapy The Right Way

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Read: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Complications Of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Diagnosis For Pelvic Inflammatory Disease To diagnose Pelvic inflammatory disease, doctors usually do a physical exam to check for signs of Pelvic inflammatory disease and test for STIs. If you think that you may have gotten a Pelvic inflammatory disease, see a doctor or nurse … Continue reading Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Scurvy

Scurvy is a disease that results from vitamin C deficiency. Read: Scurvy: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors and Early Warning Signs Diagnosis of Scurvy A physician will conduct a physical exam, and request lab tests to assess the level of vitamin C in the blood. Imaging tests can help reveal internal damage resulting from scurvy. Treatment Treatment involves … Continue reading Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Scurvy

All Questions Answered About Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can also spread to the toenails and the hands and is common in athletes. Tinea Pedis isn’t serious, but sometimes it’s hard to cure. If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system and suspect you have Tinea Pedis (athlete’s … Continue reading All Questions Answered About Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Why Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Is No Friend To Women

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the woman's reproductive organs. As of 2013, about 88,000 women ages 15–44 in the United States were diagnosed with a Pelvic inflammatory disease. The pelvic inflammatory disease is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI), and if left untreated, can cause problems getting pregnant, problems during pregnancy, and … Continue reading Why Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Is No Friend To Women