Tag: Airborne diseases

Low platelet count: what does it mean?

Low platelet count: causes, symptoms and treatments Thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count, is a condition that can be a sign of several diseases or problems. Platelets are cells or cell fragments from the marrow, also called megakaryocytes, that circulate in the blood. They contribute to blood clotting, which means preventing bleeding and blood...

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know what it is and how it can be treated

A sciatica or sciatica is pain affecting the sciatic or ischiatic nerve (the longest nerve in the body, extending from the lumbar spine to the feet). In general, this discomfort is due to inflammation or compression of the nerve roots, which are present in the lower lumbar region. The main cause results from an intervertebral disc herniation that...

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Gastric Reflux: How to treat it?

O gastric reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease is the involuntary passage of stomach contents – usually hydrochloric acid – into the esophagus in the absence of vomiting. This event is common in healthy adults and is not synonymous with disease, except when the body’s defense mechanisms fail and the episodes are chronic and...

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What is Bell’s palsy?

A Bell’s palsy refers to a paralysis affecting the facial nerve or peripheral region of the face. As a result, the person is temporarily unable to move the paralyzed side of the face. Thus, the most obvious signs of this problem usually appear upon awakening and consist of a one-sided, asymmetric smile and an eye that does not close easily. At...

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